Monday, 6th of July
Hello and welcome to your music themed pack, Year 6!
Our Musicians of the Month are Buena Vista Social Club and you will be exploring their music in some interesting ways this week. Their music is loved by so many throughout the world, maybe you could play some for your families at home!
Download your pack below, listen to the David Bowie track 'Space Oddity', which is mentioned in 'Wonder' and have a go at the mysterious context clue questions.
We hope that the handy explanation videos will help with your Maths this week and don't forget the video about deforestation in the Amazon - it's a real eye-opener!
This week, we are taking a special look at Transition to Secondary School. We know that it's a different transition period than usual, but we'll make the most of it with some excellent lessons in your pack!
Keep smiling & be kind to one another!
The Year 6 Team
To celebrate our Musicians of the Month for July, we've made a handy playlist of some of their excellent music AND a really interesting short film about the people behind the tunes. Click on the image to find out more!
Navigate below to find work that you may have missed...
Monday, 29th of June
Have you all been enjoying the beautiful weather and record temperatures?
Are any of you lucky enough to have a fan in your home?! It's due to cool down this week, just in time for this week's work pack! (Download below, answer booklet will be available on Tuesday morn!)
We hope you've been enjoying Ms. Cawley's 'Wonder' Videos, the entire book is there now, just follow the link below!
We've found some very handy explanation videos to help with your work pack this week - we especially love the video stroll through the streets of beautiful Funchal in Madeira!
This week, we are taking a special look at online safety - make sure you tell a trusted adult if you are feeling unsafe or have questions about your time online.
Keep smiling & be kind to one another!
The Year 6 Team
The UK have recently left the EU, but click on the image to play a game where you'll find out ALL about the remaining EU member states!
Click on the image to learn a table top dance sequence with dancer and choreographer Jordan Douglas, using movements and gestures inspired by Gabriel Prokofiev's ‘Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra’.
Monday, 22nd of June
Welcome back to all of the Year 6s who greeted us with sunny smiles last week, great to have you back!
If any of you would like to join us in the coming weeks, ask your parent or guardian to let us know.
For those of you working hard at home, we certainly have not forgotten about you! Have a look at this week's work pack below.
You'll be starting a brand new book this week. It's called 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio.
As a special treat, Ms. Cawley will read new chapters of the book for you each week! (see below)
Please keep checking the school website for further information about the re-opening of school and have a look at our handy explanation videos to help with your work pack this week!
The year 6 team
This week, CBBC Newsround presenter Hayley Hassall gives tips for how to write a news report.
Learn about Joseph Bologne and use his story to inspire an imaginary news report.
Click on the image to have a go!
We are very excited about getting back to school this week and are looking forward to seeing some of you this Thursday. For those of you that are not returning this week, we will certainly not be forgetting about you. There will be a work pack uploaded here each week and one of the year 6 team will be in touch to see how you are getting on.
Please keep checking the school website and the post for further information about the re-opening of school.
The year 6 team
Week beginning 8.6.2020
We trust that you are accessing and getting on fine with the work we are putting online. We have put together some work for you for this coming week. We hope that you find this helpful and remember to rest and relax as well as working to help keep your mind healthy and happy. If you can, begin each day with Joe Wicks PE lessons at 9am – you can find these on YouTube and if you miss the workout at 9am, it will be saved so you can have a go later in the day. Also, don'y forget that there are daily lessons which can be accessed by following the link to Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize below.
Take care of yourselves and be kind to your families,
The Year 6 Team
Each day, open the ‘Y6 Maths Flashback 4 decimals warm ups’ document and complete the 4 quick decimal recap questions for that day onto paper or a notebook. The answers are provided in the document for you to check afterwards. Then, look online for White Rose home learning resources for Year 6 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ For each day there is a short video to watch online. The worksheet and answers can be found below. This week please do Summer Term - Week 7 (w/c 8th June) which covers algebra.
Week beginning 1.6.2020
Hello Year 6! We are raring to get back to school and are ready to get cracking as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. Many of you were due to start back next week but due to the latest City Council guidance we are unable to open at the moment, so please continue to complete the work set on here and on Mathletics. Also, please remember you can complete many lessons on a daily basis by following the links below to bbc bitesize and Oak National Academy. (Below)
Look online for White Rose home learning resources for Year 6 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ For each day there is a short video to watch online. See Summer Term - Week 6 (w/c 1 st June).The worksheet and answers can be found below.
Use https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zdk46v4 to learn a bit about maps and scale with maps. Go to Google Earth and look up Forest Fields by adding the school postcode (NG7 6GQ) in the search tool on the left. Use a blank sheet of paper to map out the school grounds. Before you begin, use the ‘measure distance and area’ tool (ruler icon) to measure the size of the school grounds. Measure your piece of paper. What approximate scale will you need to use? Decide on an approximate scale and include this on your map if you can.
Your map must include:
The school buildings
KS2 yard area and MUGA
The central area and the main gate
The garden area
The Foundation playground
Can you create a key and group different areas? e.g. classrooms/learning areas, play areas, outdoor learning/garden areas
Week beginning 25.5.2020
We hope you and your family are well. It was really uplifting to speak to so many of you on the phone recently and we are looking forward to seeing many of you in the near future. Please find some new activities below to have a go at this week. Don't forget there is also a link to the national oak academy below, where you can complete daily live lessons.
In the coming weeks, we will continue to add homework packs for those parents that have decided not to send their children back to school when we re-open. Please continue to check the school website for information.
Best wishes, and to everybody celebrating Eid-al Fitr this weekend, Eid Mubarak!
The Year 6 Team.
Week beginning 18.5.2020
Well done to those children that have had a go at the assessments this week. You have done a great job! It looks as if a few of you have had problems entering answers for some of the fractions questions, so apologies if that was you. We have been in touch with Mathletics and they are in the process of putting it right.
Please read this weeks First News (below) and have a go at the puzzle page and the First News quiz. Don't forget to keep checking mathletics for new activites. There is also a link to the languages page below where you can find lots of activities to complete to improve your spanish and latin! Thank you Ms Menzano.
Hopefully you have seen that there has been some information from the Government about the re-opening of schools. Please see the newsletter (below) and keep checking for further news from school.
Keep safe everyone and be kind to each other,
The Year 6 team
Week Beginning 11.5.2020 SATs week! (well,in theory)
For almost two terms you worked incredibly hard in Year 6 and, although it may not seem so, doing your SATs examinations this week would have been a great opportunity for you to show your teachers, parents and yourselves just how far you have come since you started school. We believe that you should all be proud of your achievements and the work you have done is not wasted. The knowledge and skills you now have is what matters, not the results of a test. Having said that, we have set you some assessments to get on with this week. These are NOT your SATs though, just an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge to some end of the year style questions and hopefully a chance for you to highlight some areas in which you can do some work to improve.
1. There are 3 tests for you to complete on Mathletics; an arithmetic and two reasoning papers.
2. A Rising Stars reading comprehension.
3. A Rising Stars grammar paper.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon,
The Year 6 team.
Week beginning 3.5.2020
Hello Year 6. I hope you and your families are keeping healthy and in good spirits. It seems as if a small level of control over the spread of the virus has been achieved and so hopefully life will slowly be getting back to normal over the coming months. We are certainly missing you all and look forward to getting things back to the way they were as soon as possible. Please have a go at the homework pack for this week and as usual, continue to use mathletics and to read as much as possible.
Year 6 Team
Week beginning 27th April
Hello Year 6. Please find a new work pack below to have a go at this week. There is a mix of maths, writing, grammar, science, geography, P.E and music. The video below is linked to the music task in the pack, so have a read and then enjoy the video. Please also keep checking your mathletics activities and practice your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars.
Week beginning April 20th
We hope you have enjoyed Easter and that you and your family are healthy and are keeping in good spirits. It is a very difficult time for us all but we will get through it together. We always look forward to spending the summer term with Year 6 children as they begin to reflect on their achievements and start to look towards a positive future. Plus we get to play lots of cricket! All of the Year 6 team are missing their classes very much, as I'm sure you are all missing your friends.
There is a new homework pack below for you to have a go at this week. We recommend that you spend a small amount of time each day on the following activities:
1.Spend some time exercising. Do the P.E challenge in the homework pack or/and have a go at Joe Wicks daily P.E class on YouTube. The link is below.
2.Eat healthy foods. Try to eat a good mix of fruit and vegetables and limit the amount of sugar you have in your diet. This will help to keep your immune system and body healthy.
3. Read. You should aim to read for half an hour each day.
4.Spend 15 -30 minutes each day doing maths on Mathletics, Times Tables Rockstars or completing the maths work in the homework pack. A game of chess or monopoly is a fun way to do maths
5. Complete a couple of the sheets in the homework pack.
6. Do something kind for a person you live with.
Have a productive and enjoyable week.
The Year 6 team
CLICK THE LINK BELOW to choose from hundreds of FREE audio books read by famous actors.
Almost as good as Ms. Cawley reading in an Irish accent!
School closure - Homework tasks
As It is quite possible that school will close, we have set some tasks which we would like the children to complete at home over the coming weeks.
Would you like a super fun challenge to wake you up each morning?!