29.5 Dear Juniper from Mrs Howarth.pdf
Fifth Letter to Rowan Class from Mr Dickens.pdf
Elm 3rd letter is.pdf
Fourth Letter to Rowan Class from Mr Dickens.pdf
Fourth Letter to Juniper Class from Mrs Howarth.pdf
Second Letter to Elm Class from Miss McKnight.docx
Second letter to Elm Class from Mr Salim.pdf
Third Letter to Rowan Class from Mr Dickens.pdf
Third Letter to Juniper Class from Mrs Howarth.pdf
Mr Green's Letter to Year 6.pdf
w/c 27th April
Second Letter to Juniper Class from Mrs Howarth.pdf
Second Letter to Rowan Class from Mr Dickens.pdf
w/c 20th April
Juniper Class letter from Mrs Howarth.pdf
Elm class letter from Mr Salim.pdf
Rowan Class letter from Mr Dickens.pdf
Elm class letter from Miss Mcknight.pdf
2020 Home learning
Home Learning for the week commencing 1.6.20
Hello Year 6!
We hope you have alle njoyed a break over half-term and that you are ready to get back to routine and get on with your next Learning Overview.
As always, just try your best and don't feel like you have to do everything on there. It is ok to have help! We would love to see a bit more Year 6 work on our FB page.
Miss you all!
The Year 6 Team
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Home Learning for the week commencing 18.5.2020
Hi Year 6!
We hope that you and your families are all safe and well.
We have lots more fun and exciting home learning activities for you to complete this week. Try to use all of the skills and knowledge that you have gained in the classroom to help you and do your best.
Remember to send us pictures of your learning through our Facebook page so that we can show all of the amazing learning that you are completing at home.
We are all missing you lots,
The Year 6 Team xx
Home Learning Activities 18.5.20.pdf
Home Learning for the week commencing 11.5.2020
Hello Year 6!
I hope you are all ready for another week of learning from home.
This week we have focused our English around the peom 'The Highwayman'. It's quite tricky to read but just like you did with Lady of Shalott poem, you will be fab!
Send us some pictures of your learning through out facebook page. We are missing you all lots and would love to see all the fantastic learning you are doing.
Home Learning Activities 11.05.2020.pdf
The Year 6 Team xx
Home Learning for the week commencing 4.5.2020
Home Learning Activities 4.5.20.pdf
Hi Year 6!
We hope you are all well and safe and are staying at home as much as possible. We know it must be difficult for you to not be able to see your friends and some family members, but you must rememeber that it won't be like this forever and we need to stay at home to protect everyone.
We have been busy this week putting together lots of fun activities for you to complete and keep your home learning. Remember we would love to see some of the great work you have been doing, so send us some pictures on Facebook and Mrs Carlile will show everyone your learning!
We miss you all!
The Year 6 Team
Home Learning for the week commencing 27.4.20
Hi Year 6!
We really do hope that you are enjoying the activities that we are planning for you. More importantly, we hope you are happy, safe and well and enjoying time with your lovely families.
Remember, just try your best with each piece of work - if you find it tricky, it is ok to get a family member to help you and if you don't have time to finish everything, don't worry! This week, we have based our Topic activities around the idea of 'Famous Faces'. We would love to see some of your work on our school Facebook page - let your adults know that Mrs Carlilie has put the instructions on for sending in your super work.
We miss you all very much!
The Year 6 Team
Year 6 home learning w.c. 27.4.20.pdf
Good morning Year 6!
We hope you have had a lovely Easter and are enjoying the sunshine!
We have planned lots of fun activites for you to do over the next week and we can't wait to see the work you have produced - remember to record all your work in the book we gave to you in your first 'Learning at home' pack.
We hope you have been keeping busy and are excited to get back to learning this week!
Remember your SPaG.com usernames and passwords are in your learning packs - we have set lots of new challenges for you to do and are looking forward to seeing your scores! Keep working hard on TT Rockstars - we have set new battles for you to keep working on!
Remember to keep working hard and using all your previous learning to produce some excellent pieces of work this week! We are going to have a go at creating a piece of art using poppies on Tuesday too!
We look forward to seeing this weeks learning!
Year 6 home learning activities 20.4.20.pdf
Miss McKnight, Ms Howarth, Mr Dickens and Mr Salim
Year 6 30.03.2020.pdf
Why not challenge yourself and look to someone for inspiration.
The theme of this Home Learning Challenge is…aspiration!
- Celebrate a person who is an expert in their field and who has achieved great things that you also aspire to achieve.
- Find out about someone who has overcome obstacles and barriers to achieve their goals.
- Research someone who has challenged themselves and worked hard for others or greater reasons than just themselves.
- Interview a family member, find out about them and see how they inspire you to be the best version of you.
How do I present my home learning challenge?
You can present your learning in any way you choose. There are no limits for how you can demonstrate your aspirations!
2018 - 2019
In English, we are reading the text ‘A Boy and a Bear in a Boat’ by Dave Shelton. The book tells the story of a boy and a bear travelling together on what should be a simple journey. However, their voyage soon takes an unexpected twist. We will be writing and performing our own poems. We will also be looking at comic strips within the text and will be building our own narrative around these ideas. This will help us to consolidate and apply everything we have learnt in our writing this year. Throughout our guided reading sessions, we will be exploring the different characters within the text and discussing the writer’s choice of vocabulary and text structure.
In Maths, we will be developing our knowledge of 3D shapes, including how to draw nets and how to build different shapes. We will examine their properties and use this to compare them. We will also be looking at algebra, learning how to use simple formulae to solve problems and equations. We will consolidate our knowledge and revisit problems involving a range of operations in different contexts. In addition to this , we will develop our knowledge of different measurements, and apply this practically and theoretically.
Within Science, we will be exploring the question ‘Have we always looked like this?’ Throughout this unit, we will investigate the theory of evolution, starting with a study on ‘The Big Bang Theory’. We will also learn about Charles Darwin and his theories. Following on form this, we will explore fossils and how they develop our knowledge of how things have changed. Our unit will also allow to find out more about the human skeleton and how it is suited to our lifestyle.
In Topic, our learning will be based around the question, ‘How will I succeed on my Journey Through Life?’. We will start by looking at what we think success is and how it can be measured. We will then apply this to our own journeys through life and think about what we each need to do to be successful in our own right. This will involve investigating and exploring the options available to us after we leave school. In addition to this we will conduct our own research to find out about how famous people have responded to failure and consider what we can learn from this.
This half term, we will consolidate the reading skills that we have learnt throughout the year. We will retrieve information from a range of text types, make inferences about thoughts, feelings and motives and return to our text to justify these. In addition to this, we will deepen our knowledge by exploring the impact of an author’s choice of vocabulary and structure on the reader.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
We have worked really hard this year to develop and apply our knowledge of SPaG concepts. This half term, we will continue apply these skills across a range of contexts to ensure that we have a secure understanding of areas such as active and passive voice, different word classes, use of the correct tense and a range of clauses.
To finish off this half term, we will spend some time designing and developing our own superhero. We will consider elements such as our superhero’s name, costume and arch nemesis. Following this, our characters will be used as inspiration for our own superhero narratives, where we will have the opportunity to show off our fantastic writing skills.
In Maths, we will consolidate our learning around formal written methods, problem solving and fractions, decimals and percentages. We will develop our understanding of different question types and ensure that we can choose and apply the correct method in the correct context. Furthermore, we aim to develop and improve our mental maths skills and become more efficient when working with larger numbers. There will be an emphasis on checking that our calculations are correct and that we have completed all the required steps in a multi-step problem.
In English, we are continuing reading the text ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ by Michelle Margarian. We will make links with other texts about WW2 and use a range of genres as inspiration for our writing. To develop our characterisation skills, we will focus on dialogue within narrative and will be working hard to convey a character's thoughts and feelings using direct speech. In our Guided Reading sessions, we will continue to develop our retrieval and inference skills using a range of interesting and exciting texts. We will focus on proving what we have said using the evidence available and also think about why the author has used certain words, phrases and punctuation and the impact of these on the reader.
In Maths, we will consolidate our learning around formal written methods, focussing specifically on multiplication and division. Following this, we will apply these arithmetic skills to problems that involve more reasoning. We will develop our ability to pick out the key information and numbers from a written problem and work on choosing the most efficient method to calculate the answer. This half-term we will be asked to prove our answers and to explain why we are correct and why we chose particular strategies in order to develop a deeper understanding of all aspects of this subject.
Within Science, we will be exploring the question ‘Could Spiderman really exist?’ Throughout this unit, we will use the outside learning space to investigate the plants and animals that live in our school grounds. We will consider how different species have adapted to survive in the places where they live and how these adaptations differ from place to place. We will drive our own learning, choosing animals that we find interesting and researching their features to make links with their habitats. Our topic will end with us developing our own way of presenting what we have found out, just like a real scientist would.
In Topic, our learning will continue to be about our main question ‘How did World War 2 impact on the lives of different people?’ This half-term, we will look in detail at the influential figures involved and piece together their lives to write biographies about the ones that we find the most interesting. We will consider the involvement of America and Japan in WW2 and then chose our own lines of enquiry to further our learning.
In English, we are reading the text ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ by Michelle Magorian. Within this unit, we will be exploring the character development, emotional response and the changes of a setting in narrative fiction. This will give us the opportunity to further our reading skills by participating in discussions about books, building on our own and others' ideas and challenging views. We will also be drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence from the text. In writing, we will begin by focusing on describing settings, characters and atmosphere. We will then begin integrating dialogue to convey character and advance action in our own writing. We will also be using spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, imagining and exploring ideas.
In Maths, we will continue to secure our knowledge of calculation using the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by recapping each of the methods. We will also begin to develop our knowledge of geometry by learning how to draw and translate shapes in co-ordinate planes and by also comparing and classifying shapes based on their properties to find missing angles.
Within Science, we will be exploring the question ‘How can you light up your life?’ Throughout this unit, we will learn about the key concepts of light, dark and sound. We will investigate a number of subsidiary questions such as ‘How can you set up an experiment to show that light travels in straight lines?’ and ‘How can you use mirrors to see around blind corners?’ In finding these answers, by the end of this unit of work, we will be able to explain key scientific elements such as how light travels and also how the human eye sees objects.
In Topic, our learning will stem from our main question ‘How did World War 2 impact on the lives of different people’ Within this unit we will be learning about who were the most influential figures in World War 2, what places were most affected by the war and also why did the Jewish people get treated so badly? In doing so, we will use a range of evidence from different sources to produce information texts and biographies.
In English, we are reading the text ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna. Within this unit, we will be exploring a short, yet challenging and emotive text which is packed full of beautiful illustrations. This will give us the opportunity to further our reading skills by discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination and by really unpicking the impact that the illustrations have on the reader. We will also be drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence from the text; Year 6 have been working hard to develop this skill in our shared reading sessions. In writing, we will focus on selecting appropriate vocabulary, developing initial ideas and using punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning.
In Maths, we will continue to secure our knowledge of calculations including those involving fractions, decimals and percentages. We will begin by learning how to convert fractions, decimals and percentages and then advance to multiplying and dividing decimal numbers. We will revisit the formal written method of calculation for multiplication, long division, addition and subtraction and strive to improve our ability to perform mental calculations with increasingly large numbers.
Within Science, we will be exploring the focus of ‘Could you be the next Nintendo/ PlayStation apprentice?’ Throughout this unit, we will make links with Design Technology. We will begin by evaluating a range of board games which include an electrical element. We will learn about how electrical circuits work and the role of each component and then use this knowledge to design and make a game of our own, showcasing our new knowledge and showing off our design skills.
In Topic, our learning will stem from our main question ‘I'm a Y6 pupil, can you get me out of here?’ Within this unit we will be learning about the area directly surrounding our school, including what a bird’s eye view of Woodland would look like. We will extend this to using maps and atlases to explore areas further afield and develop of geographical knowledge of what lies beyond Heywood and how to get there.
In English, we are reading the text ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson. Within this unit, we will be exploring a longer, character driven narrative. We will also be developing and sharing opinions based on the characters in the text. This will give us the opportunity to further our writing skills by drafting and writing character and setting descriptions and by integrating dialogue within longer pieces of writing.
In Maths, our main focus will be securing our knowledge of calculations. We will begin by reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers up to 10,000,000. We will then move onto using our knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Mental calculations including mixed numbers and large numbers will also be covered.
Within Science, we will be exploring the focus of ‘What would a journey through your body be like?’ Throughout this unit, we will name and locate the major organs in the human body; use a graph to answer scientific questions and make a diagram that outlines the main parts of the body.
In Topic, our learning will stem from our main question ‘Will your ever see the water you drink again?’ Within this unit we will be learning to describe how some places are similar and others are different in relation to their human and physical features and to recognise key symbols using ordnance survey maps.