Hello Year 6 – we are all looking forward to welcoming you back in September. We have been working really hard to get the classroom ready for you. The classroom will look a little bit different however we will still have lots of fun whilst observing social distancing. Some of our current Year 6 children have a message for you below.
Please click on the following links for further messages from Year 6.
Here are some of the exciting things we will learn in September.
In our History lessons we will be learning about World War Two
Our first science unit in September We will read and explore the novel,
we will exploring electricity. Goodnight Mr Tom.
Our art topic in September will be learning about
LS Lowry, a famous artist.
All children in school will be receiving a postcard from their new class teacher- keep a look out for your postman as they will be arriving soon!
When we return to school in September there will be a lot of prizes available for children who attend school everyday.
-If you attend every day for the first week you will earn a certificate!
-If you attend every day for the first full week (07/09-11/09) you will earn a book!
– If you attend every day for the WHOLE OF SEPTEMBER you will earn a special, secret afternoon treat! If Year 6 have the best attendance in the whole school we will get an even longer special afternoon treat so come on Year 6 – lets make sure we are at school everyday so that we can be the winners!
Have a lovely summer and we will see you ALL ready to work hard in September.
Click on the link below for some activities to do over the Summer. For those of you who are part of Children’s University you will earn some credits.
What we are learning in Year Six this week:
Week beginning 13th July
Please find a below a letter to both parents and children of Year 6
Week beginning 6th July – 11th July
Dear children and parents,
We would love it if you could take part in this year’s Spirited Arts competition! Hundreds of schools from around the world will be taking part but we know we are the best!
Please open this word document to find out more about the competition and its themes. ->6th July Spirited Art competition
I look forward to seeing your great art work!
St Margaret Ward are holding a competition to design a logo for their new Faith in Action Group. Please see the document below for more details.
Tutortastic have released a brilliant free resource all about Australia. It is aimed at KS2 children and we are putting it onto our class pages as we think you might really enjoy it. Pack your bags and get ready to fly…
KS2 Australia Homeschool
This week in Year 6 we are looking at Maths and English lessons from the Oak National Academy. The website has a daily lesson and activity idea for you to use at home with your children. When loading the website scroll to the bottom to find the newer lessons. There are lots of lessons to choose from and if your child is struggling with a particular area they can repeat the lessons too.
There are also daily lessons and activities for Maths, English and other subjects on BBC Bitesize. Click on the link below and send me photos of what you have been doing –
Don’t forget you can still contact us by email at email@example.com
Some of the Harry Potter books are being read by actors from the film. Click on the link to hear them.
Be part of a world record attempt – click on the link below
Some fantastic PE ideas from Mr Sigley
Your Weekly Home Learning Grid
Home learning 18.5.20
Home learning 11.5.20
Week 6 home learning 4.5.20
This week we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE day. We would love you all to dress in red, white and blue on Friday to celebrate. Please send us photos of you dressed up and we will add them to a school collage. firstname.lastname@example.org Stay well and Stay safe.
Please don’t worry if you can’t print the activities out. Just do what you can in the exercise books we gave you or even a scrap piece of paper will do.
Week 5 home learning – 27.4.20
If you are struggling to access any of the learning activities please email us email@example.com
Amazing Minecraft Construction Competition
Minecraft are running a fantastic competition where you can win some great prizes for designing a structure in a Minecraft World. It would be really fun for you to get involved with. Look at the information sheet below then register on their website. You could always email the school email address to show us some of your designs. Have fun!
Whole School History Project – My Home is My Museum.
We would love you to take part in our exciting whole school History project. It will be fun and everything you need is in your own home! Don’t forget to e-mail us with your finished History project – we cannot wait to see them!
Your Weekly Home Learning Grid
Week 4 home learning – 20.4.20
Hope you have been able to enjoy the sunny weather we have had. Below is this weeks learning and the resources you need.
Hello Y6, Below is a youtube video that Mrs Snee sent to me. I would love you to watch it and think how you can remember this time. You will be the Anne Frank of this historic event for future generations. Record it any way you want and I look forward to seeing it when we return to school or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter home learning activities
Week 2 home learning activities are below along with all the resources you should need.
We loved our topic on World War 2 in the autumn term and Liverpool museum will be offering live lessons starting on Wed 25th March. Details have yet to be confirmed but we believe they are at 1pm. We will post more details when we get them. Further details are available on the following link.
We might not be able to go out on trips at the moment so some of the world’s most famous museums have created virtual tours. Explore places we have never been before from the comfort of your own home. Make sure you visit the pyramids as this is one of our history topics. Click on the following link: Virtual tours
We have access to Yumu to help continue our musical journey. To access Yumu at home you need to login using your username and password.
Your child’s username is their first name and first letter of their surname followed by your class group (i.e. y6). Your password is music123. Once you have logged on you should change your password to your own private one. For example if your name is Fred Barker, your username would be fredby6. If you have any difficulties logging in please email email@example.com
As well as the learning pack we have sent, try and encourage the children to have a go at some of the following activities. It will help children to think outside the box as well as encourage them to get some fresh air close to home.
- Interview a family member.
Taking the time out to learn more about the people in your family might surprise your children. Get them to dig deep and think about their questions and their responses. Save these interviews so you can read them again.
- Measure the area and perimeter of each room in your home.
This is a math skill everyone needs to know how to do. Bonus points if they do the windows too so they’ll know what size curtains would work!
- Graph the types of birds that frequent your garden or windows.
Bird watching is fascinating for everyone. Once you’ve tracked your birds, make a graph to show how many of each kind were in your back garden during a certain period of time.
- Be completely silent for 60 minutes, then write about the experience.
In a world where there are so many distractions, it’s amazing what we notice when we’re silent.
- Write and mail a [real] letter to a friend or relative. Address the envelope yourself.
Learning to write a letter and address an envelope is important even in the age of email. The thrill of getting a letter in the mail cannot be overestimated.
- Build a “fable fort” out of blankets and chairs. Camp in it all day while you create stories to tell your family over dinner.
Human beings love telling stories. What’s a fable?
- Learn Morse Code and use it to communicate with your siblings through walls and floors.
It’s pretty fun (and clever) to use Morse Code as a way to keep messages hidden.
- Alphabetise the spices in your kitchen.
Think only books can be alphabetised? The cook in your family will appreciate an organised spice cabinet.
- Stay up late and stargaze.
When you don’t have to go to school in the morning, it can be okay to stay up late once in a while. Stretch out and watch the stars.
- Call a grandparent or older relative. Ask them to teach you the words to a song from their childhood days.
- Using household materials, build a working rain gauge, barometer, and wind vane.
Use this quiet time to tinker and consider how things are made.
- Determine and chart the times that different liquids require to turn solid in the freezer.
- Design and build puppets that perform a show about multiplication.
Thinking about things in new ways drives new learning. It’ll be fun to get puppets teaching about math, and really nothing helps kids solidify their understanding than teaching someone else.
- Construct a family tree.
Make this one wide-open and out of the box. Challenge your kids to create any kind of tree they want and include anyone who they consider to be family.
- Learn ten new big words.
- Draw a map of your home and neighbourhood.
In addition to be an important part of understanding how maps work, this activity helps kids define their world. Bonus tip: choose a safe place near your home on the map to meet family members in an emergency.
- Sit silently for 15 minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are done, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, manmade v. naturally occurring, etc.).
- Create a Venn Diagram that compares and contrasts two people connected to you in anyway.
Understanding that people who seem very different may have a lot of similarities shifts our perspective and creates room for kindness and understanding.
- Learn, practice, and perform a magic trick.
From the bendable spoon to the floating card trick, learning magic tricks takes practice. But, when magic works, it’s the best.
20 Learn, practice, and tell three new jokes.
Everyone is going to need to laugh in the coming days of social distancing.
- Use household materials to make and play stringed, percussion, and wind instruments.
Making instruments can be as easy as banging on a pot with a spoon,
- Learn to shine a pair of shoes.
Shining shoes used to be more common when people wore sneakers only to do exercise, but it’s important to take care of the things you own.
- Collect leaves from ten different (non-harmful) plants. Sort them by size, colour, and texture.
Go outside and find ten different leaves and then compare them!
- Put your favourite book, toy, and keepsake on a small table in sunlight. Draw or paint a full colour still life.
This is a great way to express your love for something. For a variation on this, try out different ways to paint the still life “like” a famous artist.
- Find, pick, and dissect a flower.
Think and act like a scientist when you choose a flower and carefully take apart its parts. Not sure what every part is?
- If you have stairs, walk up and count them. Walk down and count by twos. Walk up and count by threes. Continue through tens.
This simple math practice trick gets kids thinking about numbers and exercising!
- Determine the volumes of ten containers, them display them in order on your porch.
Not sure how to determine volume? Learn more about measuring volume here.
- Write a poem on the pavement using chalk.
Writing poetry is freeing because there aren’t a lot of rules. Or you can establish a rule and see how different people think about it. For example, write a poem about snow without using the words white or cold.
- Classify twenty everyday objects by shape, size, colour, height, mass, and material.
Learning how to classify and organise things is a skill that’s helpful for reading, math, science, and history. In other words–everything.
- Measure the length of your bed using five different nonstandard units.
My bed is 126 pieces of sea glass long, how long is yours?
- Call a person who speaks a language you do not. Ask them to teach you five common words or phrases.
If you can’t do this, change your tv shows to a different language and try to figure out what is happening.
- Create and use a secret code.
In #7, we worked with Morse Code, now make up your own code. Send people messages in code, have them figure it out, and write back!
- Using one type of paper (constant), build three different paper airplanes (independent variable) and test to see how far they fly (dependent variable).
- Set a clock three hours and seven minutes ahead. Whenever someone needs to know the time, help them figure it out by subtracting.
This is both irritating and totally fun. Maybe -3 hrs 07 min can be your new family time zone!
- Write down every adjective you say for one full day.
Depending on how much your child talks during the day, this might take a while.
- Colour in a map with everywhere you (or your family) ever visited.
- Write or tell a story titled “What if humans had to leave the Earth and no one remembered to turn off the last robot?”
Try using some read alouds like The Wild Robot by Peter Brown as a jumping off point.
- Find ten rocks smaller than a 10 pence.
Kids have the best eyes for this kind of thing. Give them each a 10p so they can compare and an old yogurt container to hold the rocks.
- Using paper, tape, and string, design, build, and test a device that warns you when someone opens the kitchen cabinet.
Developing ideas that can be helpful for human beings is one of the best skills we can develop in kids. If you want to dig a little deeper, teach them about engineering design to help them plan and execute.
- Imagine, create, and fly a full size flag that tells the world about you.
Everyone deserves to fly their own flag. Talk to kids about symbols and give them the creative stuff they need create their own flag: markers, crayons, paper, fabric, glitter, glue.
Useful links to websites that could help with revision at home:
This is an excellent site, providing revision help for KS2, KS3, KS 4 and KS5. This covers all subjects through activities and tests.
A wide range of KS2 SATs questions, from both past papers and their own team of teachers.
Revision pages at Woodlands Junior School. These revision pages support the work they do at Woodlands Junior School. They have been put together for their students to help them with their revision. Included are some sample questions taken from past Key Stage 2 SATs papers, as well as a whole host of interactive tests/quizzes.
Booster maths games for children to look at the major topics.
Below is a link to a great game to help children learn the Year 5/6 spellings words
The following link is to a website that if full of maths activities: https://www.themathsfactor.com/