Year 6 2019 / 20
Here you will find regular updates about what the children in school have been learning, with pdf resources to have a go at. Don’t forget that Reading Plus, SATs Companion and Times Tables Rockstars can be accessed from home at any time. Pobble365 offers a picture a day that can act as a stimulus for writing. It also gives a story starter to inspire the children to write, the chance to improve sentences and questions, which help with their comprehension skills.
We have gathered many other education websites in our Learning Zone. These cover a wide range of topics and subjects, and cover all primary ages.
The Swaledale Alliance, a network of teaching schools that we work closely with, has provided a useful list of educational resources as well, these can be found here.
Feel free to contact your class teacher using Class Dojo for any help or support you may need, or to send some work through that your child has done at home!
***The homework section below will be updated on a regular basis with class specific resources and teacher assistance.***
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Self Isolation Home Learning
Here you will be able to find resources from our current and future topic to read and work with at your own pace.
Y6 Home Learning – updated regularly
Week Beginning 30th March
*NEW* CLASS DOJO SUPPORT
I know that a few of you are still struggling to connect with your child on Class Dojo. The vast majority of you are actually connected with your child, therefore, I would suggest you first trying logging in with your usual email and password – if this doesn’t work, then try resetting your password. However, should you need it, I have found this helpful FAQ link from Class Dojo to support you in getting logged on. If you have lost your personalised log in code and cannot get logged in or connected with your child, then please contact me through school and I will send your personalised log in code. I hope that helps, Mrs H 🙂
Skills: Firstly, here are the answers to last week’s Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Ninja Skills Practice Book (the one you took home on Friday 20th March): wc 30th March GPS NINJA Word Classes – ANSWERS Here is the digital version of the booklet in case your child didn’t bring it home: wc 16th March GPS NINJA Word Class – Practice Book
This week, to keep your skills sharp, I have added the Sentence, Phrases and Clauses Ninja Skills Practice Book. You can access it by clicking on this link: wc 30th March GPS NINJA Sentences Phrases and Clauses – Practice Booklet 2 Answers to be revealed next week – good luck!
*UPDATED* To help support you with keeping your multiplication skills sharp, I have set a new Battle of the Bands on TT Rockstars. This battle is boys vs girls. Which rock band will be crowned the winners, and which rock stars will be hailed the MVPs for their teams? You have 48 hours to complete this challenge – good luck!
Spellings: List 21 – Words with unstressed vowel sounds
*NEW* Mrs Hopkin’s Maths Challenges: Here are three new maths challenges which will test your algebra skills, problem solving and reasoning skills, your understanding of number and shape. Good luck! Who will solve each one first?
Escape Room Challenge (Maths):
Click on this link to download the full resource pack including the PowerPoint. You will need this to help with your escape room challenge – it too big to insert here. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-254405-year-6-lost-in-the-autumn-forest-escape-the-room-maths-gamewc
All other resources needed to help you complete the Escape Room Challenge:
Before school closed, we had just begun to delve into our new science topic: Inheritance and Evolution. Below are some resources to help you carry on your science learning with that topic at home.
Here is an children’s audio story of the story of Darwin:
INHERITANCE – Lesson 1
Here is the link to resources available for lesson 1: INHERITANCE (most children have seen this in school). Adult support is included.
ADAPTATION – Lesson 2
Here is the link to the resources available to download for lesson 2: ADAPTATION. Adult support is included.
Here’s a little song to help you understand adaptation further. Who doesn’t love a rapping camel?!
This next video will show you a lot of different living things and how they have adapted to their environment.
Week Beginning 23rd March
Mr. Kelly’s Skill School
The challenge has been set by the Kelly family. Have a go at these skills and show us how you do!
Spellings: Our spellings this week are a little revision of words which originate from other countries. Here’s the activity pack: wc 23rd Mar SPELLINGS LIST 20 Words with origins in other countries. Here’s a short video lesson to help you get started on learning your spellings:
Time Capsule Challenge
I’ve been thinking about different ways you can get creative with your learning at home. This time capsule challenge is for you to have fun with your learning at home and involve everyone in your learning. You do not have to complete everything on the list, and you may have your own ideas of what you’d like to include. I’ll set up a portfolio thread on Class Dojo for us to keep all of our ideas and photographs together. Send me a message if you have any questions. Mrs H 🙂 Here is the PDF for the Time Capsule Challenge: wc 23rd March CROSS CURRICULAR LEARNING Time Capsule
Writing Support: In the above video link, I suggested that for your writing this week that you start looking at keeping a diary to record these historic events, and to use it as an outlet for your thoughts and feelings. If you click on the next link, you will find some resources to help you write really great Year 6 diary entries (you will recognise some of the resources from school): wc 23rd March WRITING Diary Entry Support
Mystery Work: I know you all love a mystery pack, so here is an apt one for this month. Can you solve both English and Maths clues to solve The Mystery of the Winning World Book Day Costume. Send me your answers on Class Dojo – 10 Dojos to the first successful detective wc 23rd March ENG MATHS Mystery – The Mystery of the Winning World Book Day Costume
Skills Learning: There are now some new tasks on SATs Companion for you to complete. Some of these tasks have trophies and awards available if you achieve fantastic scores. Don’t forget you can access the video lessons before you complete the tasks for extra support. I’ll be keep an eye on the Leader Board and awarding Class Dojos for fantastic work.
Maths Puzzle: With the help of my trusty teaching assistant, James, I have a brand new maths puzzle for you to solve. This one has been carefully selected by James. Answers to me on Class Dojo and points will be awarded for correct answers. Good luck!27th March MATHS How Many Lines are There
UPDATE – Well done to Luke, Freya and Manvi who were the first three people to correctly solve the puzzle. Can you find the answer? Send me your solutions on Class Dojo
It’s time to send our weekly congratulations to those people working hard on SATs Companion and Reading Plus. Class Dojos have been awarded to our fantastic workers. Will your name be up there next week?
Week Beginning: 16th March 2020
Tuesday 17th March 2020
Today in writing, we worked in the computer suite and edited an old diary entry. If you want to practise your writing at home, you could write a diary entry from a recent exciting event in your life.
In our grammar session, we revised grammatical terms and word classes.
In maths, we revisited fractions. There are some SATs style reasoning questions for you to have a go at here:
Wednesday 18th March
Maths: We are going to look at interpreting graphs and tables today and tomorrow. These questions start at the expected level for Year 6 and progress to difficult and challenging questions. The mark scheme is available towards the end of the document.
In addition to graphs and tables, have a go at our Long Multiplication Challenge.
Don’t forget the zeros!!
English: This morning, in English, we edited and published our instructions for the mould investigation. Here are the exemplars you will recognise from your learning at school:
Here the link for the writing template we used (we did it on A3). You could write instructions for the investigations or something you have done at home. Remember, to use high quality language, a range of sentences and punctuation.
Thursday 19th March
ENGLISH: This morning, we are writing letters, postcards and cards to elderly people, in residential home, who are in isolation and with restricted visitation from family members.
ART: We are making Mothers’ Day cards today! Be as creative as you want. Let those important people in your lives know how much you care! There are loads of ideas on Pinterest!
Year 6 Class Page 2020
Welcome to the brand new Year 6 page for this academic year! Year 6 is quite possibly one of the most memorable years at primary school as the children enter their final academic year before transitioning to secondary school.
In Year 6, the children are provided with incredible learning opportunities which engage and enthuse them in their learning and bring it to life! As well as an exciting and engaging curriculum, we work hard on resilience, dealing with changes as we grow up and preparing for the next phase in our lives. All our efforts in Year 6 are geared towards ensuring every child is given the opportunity to unlock their full potential and has an opportunity to shine.
Our year kicks off with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France and Belgium to visit sites of the World War I battlefields. This trip provides the most memorable experience and platform for our topic ‘Fallen Fields’. During this topic, we explore: how different countries remember and celebrate their fallen; what life was like in the trenches for soldiers; what it is was like back on the home front; the role of women during WW1 and many other aspects inspired by the children’s own research and curiosity about the topic.
This year, after the autumn half-term holiday, we will be moving into our rehearsals for our Christmas production of Mary Poppins; Year 6 will take the lead in the performance working alongside Year 5. Both year groups are going to go ‘Time Travelling with Poppins’ and will look at the life before WW1 (the original film is set in 1910), the suffragette movement (Mrs Banks was a suffragette), the depression as it continued into 1935 (when the newest film is set), the swinging 60s (when the first film was film
ed and released), and into modern day Britain (when the Mary Poppins Returns was filmed). Not only will the children be able to explore the changes in Britain from the start of the 20th Century to now, they will be able to hone and master their dramatic and musical skills as they take the stage to perform Mary Poppins Junior!
When the Year 6 children return to school in January we will be exploring our very relevant topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’. During this topic, we will develop children’s knowledge of polar regions. This topic will help teach children about the interconnections of this extreme ecosystem and how humans and animals seek to conquer it. A strong thread in this topic will be climate change and how we can seek to save our planet
– something the children showed they were very passionate about after listening to Greta Thunberg’s UN speech and TED Talk during a September assembly.
After the February half-term, the children will take on the amazing topic, ‘Darwin’s Delights’. They will develop knowledge of evolution and inheritance, and they will be taught about living things and their habitats, DNA and Darwin’s theory of natural selection.
To bring both of the above topics to life and provide memorable experiences for the children, we will be taking a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, a huge conservation and welfare park with over 400 animals, many of whom are highly endangered or at risk of being endangered.
During the spring term, the Year 6 children are afforded the incredibly op
portunity to develop who they are as citizens and members of their community as they embark on weekly ‘Stepping Up’ PSHCE sessions.
The summer term will take us on a journey of discovery as we combine the scientific learning of ‘Blood Heart’ and the digital phenomenon ‘Tomorrow’s World’. We have a very creative and unique hybrid of these two topics planned to engage and enthuse our learners as we take them on a journey of self-discovery during their final term as they prepare for the next step in their lives. With our science focus of ‘Blood Heart’, we will learn all about the human circulatory system and heart health as well as significant scientific discoveries. During our computing focus of ‘Tomorrow’s World’, we will learn about modern-day communication, including how to build a website, e-safety, and the movers and shakers in the world of technology.
As well as the above, the children will take part in their outdoor learning residential at Bewerley Park, North Yorkshire. This is an active and inspirational five day residential where the children will face and overcome many challenges. The children participate in a wide range of adventurous activities including: kayaking, beck scrambling, climbing and fell walking. The residential is one of the most memorable experiences our children encounter; it makes a positive difference to students’ character, resilience, self-belief and motivation. It is a fantastic programme which supports children in building positive, healthy attitudes and a growth mindset.