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Hello year 6,

We hope you and your families are all well and that you’re keeping safe and healthy whilst you are working from home. We hope you’ve rested over the past two weeks and are ready to begin the summer term even though you aren’t yet returning to school.

It is very strange being in the classroom and not seeing your smiling faces everyday – it has been very quiet! It has become a very strange year for us all, but every single one of you has made progress this academic year. We wouldn’t want all of the hard work to go to waste so we hope the work booklets have kept you busy and you’ve kept up the reading, timetables practice and some physical activity.

We have been preparing lessons that will now be accessible on online via the school website. It is your responsibility to access the class page and go through the tasks.

Please remember to work at your own pace and stick to the timetable. We do not expect you to spend 3 hours on one piece of maths work – stick to similar school timings and move on. If you are struggling with a piece of work or find it difficult, please don’t overly worry, but please do give every piece of work a go.

Parents, thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.

We look forward to seeing you when we’re back at school. Until then, continue to work hard, help your family and stay safe.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, either to let us know that you’re doing okay or if you have any questions that you would like us to answer.

The year 6 team

THE SATs WEEK THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN HOME RESOURCE

How to support Home Learning

Coronavirus A Book For Children

Click here to read the story of Coronavirus

Click on the picture below to watch a video which explains the corona virus for children

  

 

St. Catherine of Siena

Feast Day:April 29 

Born:1347 :

Died:1380

Catherine was born at Siena, Tuscany in Italy. Catherine was the youngest in a family of twenty-five children. When she was six years old Jesus appeared and blessed her. Her mother and father wanted her to be happily married. But, Catherine wished only to be a nun. To make herself as unattractive as possible, she cut off her long, beautiful hair. Her parents were very upset and scolded her often. They also gave her the most difficult housework to do. But Catherine did not change her mind. Finally, her parents stopped bothering her and allowed her to become a nun. St. Catherine was very honest and straightforward with Jesus and scolded him when he was not around to help her in her struggles and temptations. Jesus told her that because he was in her heart she was able to win her struggles by his grace. In those days the Church had many problems. There were fights going on all over Italy. Catherine wrote letters to kings and queens. She even went to beg rulers to make peace with the pope and to avoid wars. Catherine asked the pope to leave Avignon, France, and return to Rome to rule the Church as it was God's will. He listened to St. Catherine and did as she said. Catherine never forgot that Jesus was in her heart. Through her, Jesus helped the sick people she nursed and comforted the prisoners she visited in jail. This great saint died in Rome in 1380 when she was just thirty-three. She is the patroness of Italy, her country. Hundreds of years later St. Catherine was named a Doctor of the Church. She received this great honor because she served Jesus' Church boldly during her short lifetime.

Mrs Martin is our class teacher in St Catherine. Mrs Bertolino is our Teaching Assistant. Mrs Egboh works with both classes in Year 6.

This year PGL was from the 7th- 11th October. There was an information evening for parents in the Autumn Term where you were  provided with all the relevant information which you needed. In the meantime please feel free to have a look at the powerpoint from the meeting! Find also attached the Kit List and an example of a day at PGL!

                 PGL INFORMATION POWERPOINT                            Click here to look at a day in the life of PGL         Click here for a kit list

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

 

Sooperbooks     The Alphablocks     KidsTV123     BBC Teach     CBeebies     Oxford Owl     BBCbitesize     Pobble

Poetry

Researchify

Spelling

SpellingCity     Collins

Authors/ Illustrators

Authorfy     Rob Biddulph     Cressida Cowell     Chris Haughton     Oliver Jeffers     Gareth P Jones                  

    Steven Lenton     David O’Connell     Nick Sharratt     Robin Stevens     Piers Torday     David Walliams              

Mo Willems 

 Publishing Houses

Barefoot Books     Barrington Stoke     Ladybird Books     Puffin Books     Salariya Books

Others

Activity Village     Audible     Book Island     Book Trust Home Time     British Library     LoveReading4Kids     

     The Literacy Trust Family Reading Zone     Love My Books     Reading Realm     World Book Day

 

This term in literacy we will be exploring the following units of works. Each unit will explain the text which we will be exploring and the grammar focuses for that unit.

 

Genre fiction – science fiction

Children read and analyse a selection of short stories from Tales of Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan. They explore the structure of short stories & the use of modal verbs & dialogue. Chn write a drama based on one they have heard & then a new story in the Shaun Tan-style.

Grammar focus:

1. Use dialogue, recognise differences between spoken and written speech.

2. Use speech punctuation to indicate direct speech.

2. Understand and use modal verbs.

 

Genre: Non-chronological Reports

Use texts about iPads & iPhones to introduce features of non-chronological reports. Children create a new section for a BBC online activity about reports using BOS/ QuAD techniques. Then children research information about another electronic device & write reports.

Grammar focus:

1. Begin to understand the use of active and passive verbs, especially the use of the passive form in reports.

2. Recognise and use a past participle.

3.  Use semi-colons, colons and dashes appropriately in reports.

4. Use bullet points in reports.

 

Genre: Power of Imagery

Using a range of sea poems (provided) & The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy, explore the use of imagery & description. Then discuss how to use language to evoke feelings & produce impressions. Children draft & write their own poem about the Titanic.

Grammar focus:

1. Use fronted adverbials and non-finite verbs to start a sentence.

2. Use commas after fronted adverbials

3.  Use elaborated description, including adjectives and adverbs, and subordinate clauses.

 

Click on the link below for helpful information and activities which are all literacy based;

Here we are working together to generate persuasive arguments about why tourism on mountains should be banned;

 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

The Numberblocks channel     The Numberjacks     The Singing Walrus     Hopscotch     Mr DeMaio 

Times Tables songs     Happy Learning     Math & Learning Videos 4 Kids     BBC Teach    Kahn Academy   

    Prodigy Game     Great Maths Teaching Ideas     BBCbitesize     Mathszone     Mathsbox   

Primary Maths Resources

The children will continue to be taught the skills which are laid out in the New Curriculum.
The following skills are taught within each unit:

Place Value and Rounding: Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit, round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy, solve number and practical problems that involve all of these.

Decimals: Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100, 1000, use, read write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass and volume, solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate.

Addition and Subtraction: Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers, solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems deciding which operations to use and why, use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.

Prime numbers, factors and multiples: perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers, identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers, solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Multiplication and Division: Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication, multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers, divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of short division, and interpret remainders as a whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context, use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places, use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy, use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.

Click here for a unit of fractions lessons for UKS2;

Click on the link below for helpful information and activities which are all numeracy based;

 
 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Children's University Manchester    Grow Eat Gift    Charles Darwin    National Geographic    BBC Science    Kid's Britannica    DK Findout    

                  BBC Teach    Horrible Histories

 

Living things and their habitats:

Pupils will be taught to:

 describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common

observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms,

plants and animals

 give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

 

Evolution and Inheritance:

Pupils will be taught to:

 recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide

information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

 recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring

vary and are not identical to their parents

 identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different

ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

 

Why not have a go at Enfield's Marble Run Challenge.

Clink on the link below for more information and watch the two video clips for inspiration:

Science Marble Run

 

Click on the link below for helpful information and activities which are all science based;

 

Here we are exploring the components of blood by making our own and building our own;

Here we are investigating how exercise affects our heart rate;

From Easter To Pentecost:

a.         Retell the story of the resurrection according to Matthew (AT 1)

b.         Describe how belief in the resurrection of Jesus is expressed in Matthew’s account. (AT 1 (i))

c.         Make links to show how belief in the resurrection is expressed in the life of Pope Francis (AT 1 (i)  AT 1 (iii))

d.         Show understanding of how religious belief shapes the life of Pope Francis (AT 1 (iii))

e.         Engage with and respond to questions of life in the light of religious teaching (AT 2 (ii))

f.          Demonstrate how religious beliefs and teaching give some explanation of the purpose and meaning of human life (AT 2 (ii))

g.         Pray

 

Spiritual Outcomes:

It is hoped that pupils will develop:

•           A sense of openness and wonder about the resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit

•           An appreciation of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives

•           An ability to wonder about questions that are difficult to answer

•           Reflectiveness in prayer

 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Learning at home workbook activities to accompany the above video

Click here for a variety of Holy Week activities and resources

Click here for some Holy Week projects

Easter in Matthew's Gospel

KS2 RE Resources

Year 6 Death and New Life

Year 6 Death and New Life

 

 

Our Manna Assembly 30th September 2019

We had an assembly from the Manna Day Centre who provided us with lots of information about why we are currently collecting for this charity. We found out how many people we would be helping and how we could hlp to make such  a positive change.

Click here for the assembly which we listened to!

Here we are during our Lenten NSPCC assembly and workshops

 

How did life in our locality change in Victorian times?

The children will learn;

To understand what a census return is and what can be learnt from it.

To extract data from a census return and record it in a graph.

To identify changes between the census of 1841 and that of 1891.

To speculate about possible reasons for changes.

To describe the attitudes of some different people to the building of a railway in our local area.

To communicate their understanding of benefits and disadvantages of railways.

To identify features of Victorian buildings.

To record features of Victorian buildings.

To identify changes in buildings and suggest reasons for the changes.

To suggest the ways in which the locality changed in the Victorian period.

To summarise what they have found out about one way the local area has changed.

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Typing Club

MULTIMEDIA
During these lessons, children learn to create a non-linear ICT resource to help others
learn about a topic studied in class. 
Audience, purpose and evaluation of multimedia resources are key elements of the unit and children are encouraged to look
critically at their own work and other multimedia resources.


National Curriculum Programmes of study:
Finding Things Out

1a) to talk about what information they need and how they can find and use it
1b) how to prepare information for development using ICT, including selecting suitable
sources, finding information, classifying it and checking it for accuracy
1c) to interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable and to think about
what might happen if there were any errors or omissions.
Developing ideas and making things happen
2a) how to develop and refine ideas by bringing together, organising and reorganising
text, tables, images and sound as appropriate
Exchanging and sharing information
3a) how to share and exchange information in a variety of forms, including email
3b) to be sensitive to the needs of the audience and think carefully about the
content and quality when communicating information
Reviewing, modifying and evaluating work as it progresses
4a) review what they and others have done to help them develop their ideas
4b) describe and talk about the effectiveness of their work with ICT, comparing it
with other methods and considering the effect it has on others
4c) talk about how they could improve future work

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Joe Wicks

Jump Start Jonny

Balancing Activities for Home

Standing Long Jump Activities for Home

Move to the Beat Activities for Home

Right Way Wrong Way

Cricket

Target Throw

 

Lessons Planned and taught by External Sports Company Non-Stop Action.

INDOOR SESSION TAUGHT BY TEACHER:

Gym- Counter balance & counter tension:

In this unit the children investigate balances and bridges and create longer sequences. They learn to arrange the apparatus responsibly without direct supervision. They use their knowledge of compositional principles to adapt and develop their sequences. They will also watch performances and begin to make simple judgements against set criteria, suggesting ways that work could be improved. In gymnastics as a whole, children use skills and agilities individually, in combination and in sequence, with their aim of showing as much control and precision as possible.

 

 

Investigating Pattern (William Morris) Victorian Art and Puppetry

In this unit children investigate patterns in textiles from different times and cultures. They use ideas from these as a starting point for developing their own designs. They investigate stencilling and print-making techniques and explore ways of combining and organising shapes, colours and patterns to make a decorative textile piece.

 

 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Go Noodle

PSHE/ CITIZENSHIP & S&R EDUCATION:

SEAL Scheme:

Relationships:

To use problem solving approaches to sort out an embarrassing situation. 

To know how to make people feel good about themselves. 

To recognise and challenge stereotyping.     

To be able to support someone who is unhappy because they have lost someone or something.  

To be able to forgive someone.

Good to be Me:

To be able to feel positive even when things are going wrong.         

To know that boasting can make other people feel inadequate or useless. 

To be able to explain how I am feeling even if I have mixed feelings.         

To be able to disagree with someone without falling out. 

In addition to your timetable activities, why don't you have a go at some daily music activities! There are daily videos below and the theme is Body Percussion!

                                                   

                      

Music Express Scheme:

 

Cyclic Patterns:

The children will be discussing the use of cyclic patterns in “Stamping tubes and Winds on the Mountain.” The will learn a melodic pattern by ear using voices and tuned percussion.

Stars Hide your Fires:

The children will be learning about the context of the selected songs and understand ways which they can improve articulation (diction) and sing in two parts. The children will also be focusing on, how to practice and rehearse a piece of music individually and as a class.  

 

For a full breakdown of our coverage from the previous terms click on the links below!

Secondary Booklet 2019 Children

Information for Parents: national curriculum tests at the end of key stage 2

KS2 National Results 2017


Open Evenings Leaflet 2019 Children

Year 6 Secondary Transfer 2019 Letter to Parents

SATs INFORMATION EVENING 2018

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS ON THE NCT SUMMER 2018

 

CURRICULUM MAP SUMMER 2020

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS PLANNING SUMMER 2020

NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2020

TIMETABLE SUMMER 2020

 

2020 CURRICULUM MAP SPRING 2020

TIMETABLE SPRING 2020

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS PLANNING SPRING 2020

NEWSLETTER SPRING 2020

 

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS PLANNING AUTUMN 2019

NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2019

TIMETABLE AUTUMN 2019

CURRICULUM MAP AUTUMN 2019

Homework is intended to consolidate our learning. Homework is given out on a Monday and is to be returned Friday of the same week. Remember homework club for Year 6 is on a Monday! We encourage children to use the resources available to them at the club including the adults who will be there to help them.

All of the children in Year 6 have been given responsibilities in the form of Buddy Duties. The children complete a range of duties around the school at lunchtimes- ask your child what duty they have been given!

 

Reading

Your child should have their reading record and reading book with them every night. We encourage you to read with your child and sign and date their reading records. A summary of your child’s reading level is glued in the front of their reading record you can use this while you are reading with your child to ensure they are working towards achieving their target! Reading records are checked on a Wednesday.

Edward De Bono

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!

Habits of Mind
The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps
The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

 

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
 
 
Year 6 Science Investigating Heart Rates