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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

We have a rich and engaging curriculum that challenges and stretches our fantastic, well rounded children.

Ask your child about each of the things we upload, they should have a strong understanding of what they did and, perhaps more importantly, why they did it! 

We will be using the Year 6 Class Page as a tool to distribute homework, a tool to suggest resources for those who wish to take their learning further as well as to act as a link between school and home - rounding up the week and giving pointers as to where we are going next!

Homework over Half Term

Please see below the homework that we could like you to complete by Tuesday 31st October 2017. Should your child foresee any reason that they would be unable to access the videos over the half term, homework club will be available from 12.45pm - 1.10pm on Friday 20th October.

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

How can we work together to build a just and fair world?

 

Maths:

You should all now have your 'Mathletics' log in and upon logging in will have challenges set for yourselves which reflect the learning that has happened this half term in place value and the four operations.

 

Topic:

In preparation for out Physical Geography - Malawi topic, where we have twinned the school. Spend time engaging with the following websites and/or videos.

 

https://www.rippleafrica.org/education-in-malawi-africa/primary-school-education-in-malawi-africa

 

https://unlockingtalent.org/about

 

http://study.com/academy/lesson/types-of-maps-population-topographic-weather-political-world-maps.html

 

 

Maths! Week Commencing 9th October!

 

Next week in Maths we will be spending the week on multiplication.
We will be encouraging and teaching children to be able to achieve the following skills:


- Multiply 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers eg. 5437 x 6


- Multiply 3 and 4 digit numbers by a 2 digit number eg. 6793 x 23


We will be using the following videos from the Khan Academy to help children, watch them and see if you can get ahead of the game!
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide#arith-review-multi-digit-mult

 

We will also be stretching children to multiple decimals numbers by whole numbers eg. 654 x 4.3


The following video will be shown to children to facilitate their learning, feel free to watch this early and practise at home!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTlWlrFbj8Y

 

By Friday we expect all of our children to be multiplication geniuses! Watch this space!

Friday 29th September 2017

 

Please see below our first round up of the week. We would like to thank all parents who took the time to come to our 'parents meeting' on Wednesday 27th September and looking forward to seeing everyone in six week for parents evening!

 

This week in Year 6…

 

Maths – We have been revisiting column addition and column subtraction as written methods for these calculations. We have solved word problems involving addition and subtraction. When we return from residential, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will be spending the time until October half term ensuring that the fundamental basics of the four operations and place value are secure. So any work done at home on this will be hugely beneficial to their progression.

 

English – this week in English, we have planned and drafted a fear tale to improve the stories we wrote at the beginning of the year, including the skills we have learnt through this teaching sequence. We have learnt to correctly punctuate speech, include fronted adverbials and complex sentences. Within stand alone grammar lessons we have also alluded to sentence types, adverbs, expanded noun phrases, modal verbs and prepositions. See if your child can read any sentence and tell you the word class of each word in that sentence!

 

Topic – We have continued our Titanic topic this week. We discussed who was to blame for the sinking of the ship and debated our opinions - this led to children writing an argument to convince their teacher who was REALLY to blame for the sinking of the Titanic. We will be moving onto a design and technology unit next, where we will be looking at the design of boats and children will have the opportunity to design and make their own (scaled down!) 'unsinkable' boat!

 

NOTICES

The children are very excited about their residential to Osmington Bay next week.

Reminder that all children to arrive in non-uniform on Monday morning WITH a packed lunch. ALL luggage in the SPARE(middle) Year 6 Classroom. Mr Doku will greet children and ensure their luggage is correctly stored. In there, parents will also have the the opportunity to fill in any medical forms for medicine being taken on trip.

 

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General election maths activity

Y6 Crealy Trip A Great Success!!!

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Anglo-Saxon Mannequin Challenge

A bit late! But see below how (almost) mannequin-like our year 6 Anglo-Saxon warriors were at the end of the Spring term!

Anglo-Saxons ... Assemble!

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How Tsunamis Work

The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph -- a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.

What are Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Cyclones?

What are hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones and how do they form? James Chubb explains how we classify the different storms and how they are formed.

How Do Tornadoes Form?

Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind velocities that can exceed 200 miles per hour. How do these terrifying cyclones form? Meteorologist James Spann sheds light on the lifespan of tornadoes as they go from supercell thunderstorms to terrible twisters before eventually dissolving back into thin air.

Plate Tectonics for Kids

Our Earth is made of large pieces (land masses) called plates.These land masses move around the way bath toys move around in the bathtub.Theory explaining these movements of plates is known as plate tectonics. This is also known as continental drift.

How Earthquakes Work

Quick Earthquake facts and little known details about how Earthquakes work and form.

What are Volcanoes?

One of the most dramatic land-forms on the planet, volcanoes come in many different shapes and sizes. Engage with this video prior to our topic beginning next half term so that you have some understanding of what volcanoes are, how they are formed and what makes them erupt!

Topic for Next Half Term - Do Natural Disasters Bring Communities Closer Together?

Year 6 Active Maths

Creating Anglo Saxon Shields

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