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Welcome to Summer Term Year 6

 

The summer term is always a busy one in Year 6 and although we don't have SATs this year, we do have lots of learning to cover!

 

Here are just a few of the things we'll be studying.  We've included a few useful links if you'd like to find out a bit more.  We are always happy to see any projects that children have completed outside of school. 

 

Macbeth - lots of drama and exciting suspense writing.  This site has short story versions of some of Shakespeare's other plays. http://www.free-short-stories.org.uk/famous-short-stories/famous-free-short-stories.htm 

 

Tudors - one of our favourite periods of history. We'll be focusing on Henry VIII but there's loads more to investigate.  Here's one place to get started https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/tudors/

 

Climate change - what is climate change and what causes it?  How does it affect people and places and what can we do about it?  This site is really useful and we'll be using some of it in class too https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

 

Fractions, decimals and percentages - a really key area of maths for Year 6 and beyond.  This page gives a good overview of this subject area https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/help-comparing-fractions-decimals-percentages/  One of the most useful things is knowing times tables really well so don't forget to use TT Rockstars.  Check out the maths page on the website (under teaching and learning) for more info on this.

 

Evolution and Inheritance - we'll study some key scientists including Darwin and Wallace as well as how animals inherit characteristics and evolve over time.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw

 

Monet - We'll study the techniques used by Monet and other impressionists before creating our own art.  https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-claude-monet

 

 

If you have any questions or queries regarding remote learning issues then please do not hesitate to contact me. Please note that given the current restrictions, it may take more time than usual to respond to emails sent via the school office. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Miss Hoal, Miss Hatchell and Mr Hor

Class Teachers

 

Remote Learning Resources

Week  22.2.21 - 26.2.21

 

  Maths Writing GPS Other Curriculum Class Story Don't forget

Monday

22.2.21

Find the latest maths lesson here. A new writing adventure starts here! GPS starts here History -The Olympics in Ancient Greece Chapter 1 of the Odyssey Please make sure you listen to this as it will be very important for the writing we start next week.

10-15 minutes reading

10-15 minutes TT Rock Stars

Tuesday

23.2.21

Lets learn to order some angles in maths here. Writing today. Thank you for your patience! GPS here. Please use this opportunity to get active in a way of your choosing (it's our PE slot in school too).  You could try this activity for agility and throwing or this one for creative movement Chapter 2 of the Odyssey  Please make sure you listen to this as it will be very important for the writing we start next week.

10-15 minutes reading

10-15 minutes TT Rock Stars

Wednesday

24.2.21

Click here for the latest maths lesson. Keep writing your guide to Narnia here GPS is here.

Computing- welcome to first computing lesson of the year. We will be looking at how computers use binary to create a black and white image. find the lesson here.

 

Resources are below. If you do not have a printer, click here for the website from the youtube video. 

The next part of The Odyssey.

Remember: this will  link with our writing next week and when we go back to school so make sure you're listening.

10-15 minutes reading

10-15 minutes TT Rock Stars

Thursday

25.2.21

Learn more about angles here. How to survive a trip to Narnia GPS is here! Something different today!  It's music with Mr Clark!  Link here

The next part of The Odyssey

 

Remember: this will  link with our writing next week and when we go back to school so make sure you're listening.

10-15 minutes reading

10-15 minutes TT Rock Stars

Friday

26.2.21

Watch the maths lesson here. Quick clip about your Survival Guide here. Take this time to complete that Survival Guide!

Art lesson here

Link for the video we've used before for drawing a standing/seated figure

See below for pots resource

No story today.  Make sure you're up-to-date with The Odyssey so far and we hope to see you in the class zoom calls.

10-15 minutes reading

10-15 minutes TT Rock Stars

 

1st - 5th March

 

  Maths GPS English Other Curriculum Story Time Don't forget!
Monday 1.3.21 First lesson of the week is here. First lesson here Applying our survival guide skills to the story of Odysseus in our first lesson  History - Ancient Greek legacies It's World Book Day on Thursday.  Our stories this week are the adults sharing books they love.  Let's start with Mrs Stanborough 10-15 minutes reading and 10-15 minutes TT Rock Stars
Tuesday 2.3.21 A recap of working out missing angles here Next lesson here Today we're writing about the places Odysseus may visit Please use this opportunity to get active in a way of your choosing (it's our PE slot in school too).  You could try this activity for dance or this reaction wall activity It's World Book Day on Thursday.  Our stories this week are the adults sharing books they love.  Today is Mrs Thurlow 10-15 minutes reading and 10-15 minutes TT Rock Stars
Wednesday 3.3.21

The penultimate maths lesson of the lockdown! Watch it here

 

Question 5d on the worksheet can be tricky. Click here if you would like to see the method to work it out.

Next lesson here

Today it's all about the Gods and Goddesses

Apologies - apparently you couldn't see my screen.  I've attached it as a document below.

Computing- We are going to look at a new form of coding images known as run length encoding. Find it here.

 

If you do not have a printer, here is the website to use to do the task.

It's World Book Day on Thursday.  Our stories this week are the adults sharing books they love.  Today is Mrs Stubbings 10-15 minutes reading and 10-15 minutes TT Rock Stars

 

Thursday 4.03.21

WORLD BOOK DAY

Hurray!  It's World Book Day!  There are a range of activities on here that you may enjoy but the best thing you can do today is grab a book (on paper or online) and read!  You could read something new or an old favourite; you could read on your own or read with someone else; maybe you can even read to a younger sibling!  

 

Our other recommended activities for today are:

  • Listen to Katherine Rundell's author workshop here and read the extract below.  There are also some suggested activities below.
  •  Check out the World Book Day website.  There are loads of ideas and some audiobooks ( I like the look of the Sherlock Holmes story and there's a great biography on Marcus Rashford too).  You can also listen to more authors talk about their inspirations in the author and illustrator academy.
  •  Work on your potato for the competition (see previous letter from Mrs McLeish).  If you're stuck for ideas, why not try making someone from a Greek Myth?  
  • Check out some stories from the Y6 staff: Miss Hatchell, Miss Hoal, Mr Hor, Mrs Stevens and Mrs Devine.  Most are 10 minutes (or a bit under) so you could spread them throughout the day or just watch one or two.

 

 

Maths GPS English Other Curriculum Story Time Don't Forget

Friday 

5.03.21

Final maths lesson. For our last lesson there will be an investigation. Watch it here.

Final GPS for the week

here

Last day of our survival guide here

Art here

Have a go at making dynamic figures look Greek!

 

This week the year 6 staff have been sharing books they enjoy.  Today is Mrs Thurlow To get lots of sleep on Sunday night, ready for school on Monday!

 

Monday 1.3.21
Friday 5th March
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