Hello Year 6s,
We hope that you and your families are all staying safe and keeping healthy. Today, we should have been celebrating finishing the Spring term and looking forward to two weeks of holiday. However, in this strange new world, all it really means is two extra weeks at home.
Despite more time at home, please remember that this time is intended to be a break for you and your families. We all need to take time to relax and recharge our batteries. Looking after our health and wellbeing, including our mental health, has never been more important than it is now. Try to remember this when you are interacting with people at home- think about their feelings as well as your own!
Whilst at home, you are probably using the internet more than usual. The internet can be a fantastic place with huge benefits, however it can also be dangerous. Please remember to use the internet safely and appropriately. If you see something that upsets you or makes you feel uncomfortable please show an adult. Also, if you are communicating with others online, make sure you are being respectful and kind to each other. Now more than ever, we must make sure we are showing friendship and looking out for each other. (If somebody does upset you online, put yourself first and block their number.)
We are still missing you lots and wish you all Happy Easter!
Look after yourselves and your families and always remember #StayHomeSaveLives
Love Miss S and Miss S x
P.S. We've uploaded an Action for Happiness calendar underneath this message. It's got one positive activity per day to help all of us cope with the current situation.
Dear Year 6s,
We hope that you are all safe and feeling well despite the strange situation we are in. We both miss you lots and can't wait to be back in the classroom with you.
Did you know that you are one of 1,524,648,768 learners across the world who have had their school life affected by this pandemic? That's 87.1% of all learners across the globe! (UNESCO, 24 March) To help keep you learning, we've added some more activities underneath for you to have a go at while we're still in 'lockdown.' We've called it Daily Activities as there are new things to try each weekday.
Throughout this difficult time, please remember that completing work is not the most important thing right now. The most important thing is the health and wellbeing of you and your family members. Make sure you let them know that you appreciate them and show them lots of love and care- remember this is a difficult time for them as well!
Look after yourselves Year 6 and remember #StayHomeSaveLives
Love Miss S and Miss S x
These activities are all web based. New content is added at the beginning of each week or every weekday.
- Start your day off with some P.E! Joe Wicks hosts a daily P.E. lesson at 9am from his YouTube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
- Use www.pobble365.com to find a daily picture with suggested writing activities.
- MC Grammar has written a song for each aspect of Grammar to remember! Find them here: https://www.theteachertrain.com/mc-grammar
- Use White Rose Maths for your daily Maths lesson- they pick up right where we left, with Ratio! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
- BBC Bitesize has a range of resources for English, Maths and all our other subjects as well. Have a look at some of the pages about things we have already studied and take the chance to research something new! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
- Don't forget stories! Access https://stories.audible.com/start-listen to hear free children's stories. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
- Also, every week day at 11am, join David Walliams as he reads aloud one of his stories in Elevenses with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com
Please see below for more Home Learning Ideas.
Here are a range of activities that you can use to help your learning at home:
- Read. Read. Then Read some more! Books, magazines, online articles- anything that interests you!
- Practise Arithmetic skills including times tables.
- Practise your spellings (see link below)
- Try some creative writing- it could be narratives, poems, songs or plays
- Choose some appropriate activities from your Homework Grid (see link below)
- Create some inspirational art work about something you have learnt about.
- Design some Revision Guides about the topics you have learnt this year.
- Use Maths in every day contexts e.g. when cooking
- Keep yourselves active- can you design your own workouts?
- Use your logins to access online learning programmes (Mathletics, Spellodrome, Oxford Reading Buddy, Times Tables Rockstars, Spag.com)
- Teach a member of your family something you have learnt!
Please see below for a range of downloads you can also work on at home.
Home Learning Documents
Welcome to our Year 6 page!
Year 6 is going to be a thrilling, hard-working and challenging year for our pupils.
In Year 6 we will learn through six different topics, following Cornerstones Education: Darwin's Delights, Frozen Kingdom, A Child's War, Blood Heart, Hola Mexico! and Tomorrow's World.
Working in Year 6 is Miss Saunders and Miss Silvester. Together we hope to create a fantastic, positive and stimulating learning environment, where our pupils can thrive and truly enjoy learning.
Our Class pictures
RAF Cosford Visit
This term's topics are: A Child's War and Blood Heart.
A Child's War
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read Letters from the Lighthouse, a story about evacuation with a hidden secret, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Explore the Geography of the U.K. and how cities became targets. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender!’
Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry – blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies. William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made groundbreaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover? Why do people give blood? Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused by smoking, to the lungs and heart. Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell!