Welcome to Year Six
Teachers: Mr Fetherston, Mrs Provost-Lines and Miss Ford
TA: Mrs Scott
Year six are familiar with Google Classroom as we have used it before in class. It is a fantastic resource which enables children to log in to our online classroom to access work, communicate with us and submit work and pictures or videos of learning.
All work from now on will be through the Google Classroom.
You should now all have received your email address along with the original password which you should have changed.
Codes for classrooms:
If you need it please email the class teachers who will be able to help.
As always, let us know if you need any help or support with your learning, either through Google Classroom or our class email address.
We hope you find this well and are enjoying this learning experience with your families.
Below we have outlined core subject areas we would generally cover on a daily basis. Please do not feel under pressure when you see the resources that are uploaded as it can come across a little overwhelming seeing so much in front of you. However, if you can do a little bit of each area a day this would have a great impact on the progress made over the time in which school is closed. We do not expect you to do every exercise of every subject but hopefully you will find activities you will enjoy. Below is a learning log that you can keep of all the learning you undertake over this period. We can't wait to see it all.
We will update these resources weekly to ensure you have all the up to date learning and if anything isn't clear then please make sure you get in contact with us via email or facebook so that we can help.
We hope you all managed to enjoy Easter as much as possible during these strange times. We wish we were all back in the class together and everything was back to normal - hopefully we will all be back together soon!
Below, there are some links which will take you straight to some home learning work for you to be getting on with. Although we may not be there with you to support and guide you physically - we are always here for you to contact and ask for help on our class email accounts:
We know you also have fantastic parents and carers at home with you who are doing an amazing job looking after you, supporting you and helping you to make the best out of these uncertain times - remember to appreciate your adults at home too - they are awesome!
ADULTS - with the links below, please find some guidance for the home learning packs.
Children - we miss you and we know that this is a strange time. Just remember that you are all amazing, every single one of you. We are all so proud of you. Keep it up and we hope to see you all soon!
Please do use the email accounts to contact us if you need anything, or even just to share some of the fun things you have been up to with a message, photos or videos!
Well done EVERYONE.
Here is some new learning on ratio. Don't forget if you get stuck please email us so we can help or use the link to below as it has video clips to help you.
Please continue to read to your parents everyday and keep a log in your reading journals. Below you will see a copy of our recent core text and a reading comprehension to complete.
It is really important to continue to work on our weekly spellings. Activities include finding dictionary defintions, handwriting practice and putting the words into sentences. Kids, you could even test your parents out!
It would be great to see what skills you have retained since starting year 6 so we have decided to set you a number of tasks to choose from with a mixture of WW2 history and also on the present day as what we are experiencing will be something that will go down in the history books of the future. Choose the tasks you feel you can show off your skills the best.
1- Plan and write your own meeting tale. Maybe change the characters, setting or the ending to the story of Rose Blanche.
2- Write a diary entry as Rose Blanche or even as one of the victims within the concentration camp.
3- Write a letter to Hitler from Rose Blanche bleeding him to allow the prisoners wo be freed.
4- Plan a discursive text with one of the following titles - Should all sporting events be cancelled due to the Coronavirus? Do you think it is fair that certain children have to go to school and others stay at home during the school closures?
5- Keep a daily diary about your time whilst school is closed. We are currently going through massive change that will be written in the history books! Keep a diary so that you can pass on your unique experience to generations to come.
We have also included some EPGS focused lessons below.
Take a look at this zoomed in picture of a familiar object:-
What do they think the image is and why?
What does the image remind them of and why?
Find below some interesting areas of WW2 we haven't covered yet in class.
VE Day 75th Celebrations- 8th May
We have learnt so much about World War 1 and 2 this year, it is only fitting to ensure you celebrate this memorable day. Why don't you organise a fun family picnic in your back garden, front garden or living room floor. See follow the link below for some fun activities.
Seeing as food is in short supply and we are aware of how rationing was used during WW2, Mrs D has set you challenge: Can you regrow a lettuce and a celery?
If you choose to accept this challenge, keep a diary of it's growth and any observations you see. Watch the youtube video below for help.
Staying Active at Home
It is very important that while you are at home you stay active. Jo Wicks is a PE Teacher who travels all over the UK to support schools with developing their PE teaching. From Monday 23rd March he is going to carry out 30 minute live workouts for children. His first workout was a major success with shout outs to children tuning in from across the world. These sessions are great for staying active and having fun at the same time, with all members of the family being able to join in.
You can access these videos by typing Jo Wicks - PE workout or typing in The body coach. Enjoy!
You will already be aware that Home Learning Packs have been sent home with your child and are available from the school office. (until 3:30pm 20/3/2020). These will again be available before the Easter break.
As reopening times are uncertain at present, we hope you will find the following links helpful in supporting home learning for your child/children:
Term 1 - Marcus Sedgwick
Welcome to year six, we hope you had a fantastic summer.
This term we will be learning all about Marcus Sedgwick and reading his book, 'Floodland.' Floodand is a fantasy based novel which will provide us with many opportunities to ask many questions.
For the first half of term one, we will be using a range of descriptive devices to create our own descriptive scenes.
We will be studying the author, Marcus Sedgwick, to create biographies of his life. Can you remember any of the information we have researched about him already?
'Floodlands' also allows us to look at our world in terms of weather and global warming. We will be using it as inspiration for our creative curriculum lessons such as Art, History and Local Geography.
Our Science topic this term will be 'Living Things and Their Environments', in which we will be able to extend their previous learning to find out about the standard system of classification first developed by Carl Linneaus.
In term one, we will be focusing on the fundamentals of mathematics, such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Every lesson has the same structure, we ensure that children are all confident and able to complete the taught skills before moving on to problems so that the children can apply their mathematical knowledge.
Once children are secure in their understanding of each concept taught, they have to reason. This means that they will be given questions which provoke a higher level of thinking and problem solving, in which children will often have to explain their answers, prove their understanding or teach other children the skill they have learnt.
It is vital that all children by year six should be fluent in multiplication facts up to multiples of 12, please help your children to practice these at home.
Term 2- The Great War
Our Question is 'How does war create advancements?'
Welcome back to year six. We have entered the most exciting term of the year as we near Christmas and we have lots in store.
This term we will learning all about 'The Great War'. Why it occurred, life during, how it shaped the future and much more. To help develop our understanding of what life was really like during this historic period we will be using the very famous novel by Micheal Morpurgo 'War Horse'. This story recounts the experiences of Joey, a horse purchased by the Army for service in World War 1 France and the attempts of young Albert, his previous owner, to bring him home safely.
For the first half of the term, we will be writing from many different perspectives to create different story lines dependent on who the character may be giving us the chance to write in past tense and use a range of emotive language. For the second part of the term, we will be using this as inspiration to right persuasive letters to stop the use of animals during WW1.
'War Horse' will also give us the inspiration to look into war heroes of time and hopefully those that are more local to our us. We will be using the novel to develop our learning across the curriculum in lessons such as Art and History.
Our Science topic this term is 'Animals including humans', where we will build on their knowledge and understanding of different systems within the body.
This term, we will be focusing on fractions, percentages and decimals.
Term 3- Propaganda
Our question is- Can images change our perceptions?
Happy New Year Everybody. We are very excited about 2020 and hope you are too.
This term we are starting our topic on WW2 with a pure focus on 'Propaganda'. This will allow us to enjoy art based activities from learning about different artists to using different techniques and styles. We will be analysing different art work and comparing our perceptions which we are sure will spark great conversations and debates. We are hoping to get the parents in too to show of their artistic talents.
This term we will be studying the novel by John Boyne 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. This story tells the tale of a small boy who left his home town Berlin to move to a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the adjoining fence and wears a striped uniform. We will be using this novel to write flashback narratives and creating much debate through writing balanced arguments on important aspects learnt throughout the novel.
Term 4- WW2
Our question is: How did WW2 shape our world?
This term, as the children thoroughly enjoyed learning about our history, we are pleased to be continuing with the WW2 theme. We felt that it was only right to continue the topic to get the most out of it. During our topic lessons this term we will cover areas like rationing, land army, Blitz and much more. This will help to cover the wide range of curriculum surrounding WW2. We will be linking our Science of light with WW2 as much as we can including making periscopes used in submarines, creating our own Morse code using light and electrical circuits and investigating materials suitable for blacking out during the Blitz. Our term will also include many trips to embed our learning of life during WW2 and hope the children get as much from the experiences as they possibly can.
This term we will be studying the book 'Rose Blanche' by Ian McEwan. This story tells us of how a small girl called Rose observes all the changes around her which others choose to ignore. One day, she sees a boy escaping from a lorry, only to be captured by the mayor and shoved back. Rose decides to fallow the lorry to desolate place out of town, where she discovers many other children, staring hungrily behind a wire fence. Rose decides to feed them until the town is taken over be strange figures and both Rose and the children disappear. We will be using this novel to write alternative endings and creating a newspaper article based on the liberation of the Jews from concentration camps.