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Welcome to Year 6!

Emma Stephens, Andrew Daitz

 

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.

Homework - Thursday 13th December

1. This week, we are continuing with our Year 5/6 statutory words. Our words this week are:

hindrance

identity

immediately 

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you.

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you.

This should be completed by Monday 17th December.

Homework - Thursday 6th December

1. This week, we are continuing with our Year 5/6 statutory words. Our words this week are:

guarantee familiar
harass foreign
excellent forty
existence frequently
explanation government

 

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you.

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you.

This should be completed by Monday 10th December.

Homework - Thursday 29th November

1. This week, we are continuing with our Year 5/6 statutory words. Our words this week are:

develop equip
dictionary equipped 
disastrous equipment
embarrass especially
environment exaggerate

 

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you.

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you.

This should be completed by Monday 3rd December.

Homework - Thursday 22nd November

1. This week, we are continuing with our Year 5/6 statutory words. Our words this week are:

competition conscience
controversy convenience
correspond criticise
curiosity definite
desperate determined

 

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you.

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you.

This should be completed by Monday 26th November.

Christmas Craft Online Surveys

Y6 have started their Enterprise topic, "Does Money Make The World Go Round?  Through a Virgin Money initiative, the children have been loaned £5 each and are working in teams to design a small business that will be selling Christmas craft items and cards at the Y5/6 Christmas parent evening on December 12th.  As part of their research, some of the groups have designed online surveys designed to help them to establish the viability of their product ideas.  If you can spare a few moments of your time, please do respond to the links below:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PHVYCXW

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P68LTTH

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P5XVXTK

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6KHZX2N

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/68PJFZM

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/678DFZY

 

Thank you very much for your help and support - we look forward to analysing the results!

Homework - Thursday 15th November

1. This week, we have been working on words ending in -cious or -tious. Remember, if the root words ends in -ce e.g. grace, it will usually have cious on the end - gracious. An exception is suspicious! 

gracious fictitious 
precious suspicious 
vicious ambitious 
conscious  infectious 
cautious  nutritious 
delicious   

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you.

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you.

This should be completed by Monday 19th November.

Homework - Thursday 8th November

1. This week, we have been working on homophones ending in ce and se. Learn these spellings and remember which one is which! Remember, nouns end in ce and verbs end in se. We will test you with the words in sentences!

practice / practise

device / devise 

advice / advise 

licence / license 

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you.

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you.

This should be completed by Monday 12th November.

Homework - Thursday 1st November

1. Learn the following spellings:

average committee
bargain communicate
bruise community
category competition
cemetery awkward

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you. 

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you. 

This should be completed by Monday 5th November.

Homework - Thursday 11th October

1. Here are some spelling words from the statutory Y5/Y6 word list:

ancient amateur
accommodate apparent
accompany appreciate
achieve attached
aggressive available

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you.

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you.

This should be completed by Monday 8th October.

Homework - Thursday 4th October

1. Learn the following spellings:

referee  preferred
transferring preference
referral transferred
necessary pharaoh
immediately happened

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you. 

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you. 

This should be completed by Monday 8th October.

Homework - Thursday 27th September 

1. Learn the following spellings:

horrible terrible
adorable forgivable
reversible breakable
identifiable legible
invincible  enjoyable

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you. 

3. Read for fifteen minutes to a parent. Get them to look at the reading guidance on this web page for good questions to ask you. 

This should be completed by Monday 1st October

2018 -2019

Welcome to the new academic year. The year sixes have settled in well, are showing great independence and are being curious learners. Please find below the PowerPoint slides from the parents' meeting (Thursday 20th September) and some guidance for hearing your child read at home as well as some grammar terminology. Feel free to come and speak to Mrs Stephens or Mr Daitz if you have any queries or concerns. 

Post Date: 02.05.18

Please see above the spelling homework that we would like you to complete by Tuesday 8th May 2018

 

P4C Question:

We have spent time during RE lessons this week exploring morality and moral dilemmas. Therefore, please feel free to discuss with children some of the moral dilemmas that they have been faced with.

 

Maths:

Complete two pages from your CGP book.

 

Grammar

Complete two pages from your CGP book on an area you find tricky. 

 

CGP books due in on TUESDAYS for checking and time to ask for help/guidance.

Post Date: 25.04.18

Please see above the spelling homework that we would like you to complete by Monday 30th April 2018

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

Can you be too old to be a leader?

 

Maths:

Complete two pages from your CGP book.

 

Grammar

Complete two pages from your CGP book on an area you find tricky. 

 

CGP books due in on TUESDAYS for checking and time to ask for help/guidance.

Post Date: 18.04.18

Please see above the spelling homework that we would like you to complete by Monday 23rd April 2018

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

How old do you have to be to be a leader?

 

Maths:

Complete two pages from your CGP book.

 

Grammar

Complete two pages from your CGP book on an area you find tricky. 

 

CGP books due in on TUESDAYS for checking and time to ask for help/guidance.

Easter holiday homework

Post date 29.3.18

 

Easter holiday homework. 

Maths: Please complete the arithmetic paper we have sent home with you for practice of the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages. 

Spelling: Learn the spellings above. 

Reading: After Easter, our literacy topic will be poetry. Find a poem which you love to bring in and share with other children after Easter. 

Year 6 SATs Meeting 28.03.18

A big thank you to all that attended the Year 6 SATs meeting. I hope that it was informative and allayed any concerns.

 

As requested and for those who were unable to make it - please see below the powerpoint presentation and PDF copies of the handouts that were available.

 

Many Thanks,

 

The Year 6 Team

Spelling Homework 22nd March

Apologies for the delay in publishing due to Parent's Evening.

Post Date: 22.3.18

Please see above the spelling homework that we would like you to complete by Tuesday 27th March

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

The Ancient Egyptians built pyramids without technology. Has technology improved construction?

 

Maths:

Complete two pages from your CGP book.

 

Grammar

Complete two pages from your CGP book on an area you find tricky. 

 

CGP books due in on TUESDAYS for checking and time to ask for help/guidance.

Spelling Homework 14th March 2018

Post Date: 14.3.18

Please see above the spelling homework that we would like you to complete by Monday 19th March 2018

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

Should men be allowed to marry more than one person at once?

 

Maths:

Complete two pages from your CGP book.

 

Grammar

Complete two pages from your CGP book on an area you find tricky. 

 

CGP books due in on TUESDAYS for checking and time to ask for help/guidance.

Spelling homework 7th March

Post Date: 7.3.18

Please see below the homework that we would like you to complete by Monday 12th March 2018

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

Is religion easier to understand with multiple gods?

 

Maths:

Complete two pages from your CGP book.

 

Grammar

Complete two pages from your CGP book on an area you find tricky. 

 

CGP books due in on TUESDAYS. 

 

Year 6 SATs Maths Revision Links

 

We are now in our last full half term before our national curriculum assessments. We have spoken to you all about the following link below - this link takes you to a Google Drive. On that Google Drive are many areas of the maths curriculum, organised by strand.

When clicked on each strand, this displays 4-5 past exam questions on that topic. What's even better - if you aren't sure how to work it out OR want to check, there is a YouTube button on each question, which links you directly to a video where someone talks you through that very question, step by step.  

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0nVGzn7qQQRd1F6QmtIU3hOQWM

 

Engagement in this cannot be measured, but is highly encouraged!

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling homework 21st February

Homework!

Post Date: 21.02.18

Please see below the homework that we would like you to complete by Monday 26th February 2018

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

 

How do we know things are there if we can't see them?

 

Maths:

You should all now have your 'Mathletics' log in and upon logging in will have challenges set for yourselves which will be based on the work you have been doing. 

Spelling Homework 7th February 2018

Homework!

Post Date: 07.02.18

Please see below the homework that we would like you to complete by Monday 19th February 2018

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

 

What happens to us after we die?

 

Maths:

You should all now have your 'Mathletics' log in and upon logging in will have challenges set for yourselves which will be based on the work you have been doing on decimals.

Year 6 spelling homework 31st January

Homework!

Post Date: 31.01.18

Please see below the homework that we could like you to complete by Monday 5th February 2018. Should your child foresee any reason that they would be unable to access the internet, homework club will be available from 12.45pm - 1.10pm on Friday.

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

Is it ever ok to dig up a body?

 

Maths:

You should all now have your 'Mathletics' log in and upon logging in will have challenges set for yourselves which will be based on the work you have been doing on decimals.

Year 6 Spelling Homework 24th January 2018

Homework!

Post Date: 24.01.18

Please see below the homework that we could like you to complete by Monday 29th January 2018. Should your child foresee any reason that they would be unable to access the internet, homework club will be available from 12.45pm - 1.10pm on Friday 26th January 2018.

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

Is it right to take ancient artefacts from their original country?

 

Maths:

You should all now have your 'Mathletics' log in and upon logging in will have challenges set for yourselves which will be based on the work you have been doing on decimals.

Homework!

Post Date: 17.01.18

Please see below the homework that we could like you to complete by Monday 22nd January 2018. Should your child foresee any reason that they would be unable to access the internet, homework club will be available from 12.45pm - 1.10pm on Friday 19th January 2018.

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

How can we use artefacts to understand how people lived thousands of years ago?

 

Maths:

You should all now have your 'Mathletics' log in and upon logging in will have challenges set for yourselves which will be based on the work you have been doing on decimals.

 

English

This is new!

Please complete the following spelling grid, based on the spelling rule you have learnt this week. It has been uploaded as a PDF (above) for you to print - however - should you require a printed copy, please ask your child's class teacher.

Homework!

Post Date: 22.11.17

 

Maths:

Log in to your Mathletics and complete the assigned activities. These will be a mixture of fractions based (as is our current teaching) and arithmetic based (building on Friday arithmetic sessions). To be completed by Monday 27th November 2017.

 

P4C:

Engage in a discussion, using the following question as a stimulus.

Are we happier because we have technology?

 

(Optional) English:

Those of you who wish to challenge yourselves, there are a variety of challenges for you to engage with on the following link - some writing based, some grammatically based.

http://www.pobble365.com/the-start-of-a-journey/

 

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Y6 Maths - Fractions of Amounts PPT for Monday

Homework!

Post Date: 15.11.17

 

Maths:

Log in to your Mathletics and complete the assigned activities. These will be a mixture of fractions based (as is our current teaching) and arithmetic based (building on Friday arithmetic sessions). To be completed by Monday 20th November 2017.

 

P4C:

Watch the following topical clips and engage in a conversation about resistance, both passive and aggressive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41994972

https://www.biography.com/video/rosa-parks-legacy-15821379604

 

(Optional) English:

Those of you who wish to challenge yourselves, there are a variety of challenges for you to engage with on the following link - some writing based, some grammatically based.

http://www.pobble365.com/look-down/

 

As always, we thank parents for their continued support. We hope to be uploading videos soon that outline the methods within which we teach various elements of the curriculum. This will enable those who wish to help their children, but do not wish to teach different methods to those taught in school.

 

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Homework!

Post Date: 08.11.17

Please see below the homework that we could like you to complete by Monday 13h November 2017. Should your child foresee any reason that they would be unable to access the internet, homework club will be available from 12.45pm - 1.10pm on Friday 10th November.

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

If money was shared equally between everybody in the world, would it be a better place? 

 

Maths #1:

You should all now have your 'Mathletics' log in and upon logging in will have challenges set for yourselves which will continue to embed and reflect the learning that has happened this half term in place value and the four operations - with some fractions also thrown in.

 

English

This Homework is optional - but builds on some of the grammar and writing teaching that has occurred during year 6 recently.

Watch the writing stimulus below and see if you can create an 'internal monologue' for the character as he works through the animation. 

 

(Internal monologue, also known as inner voiceinternal speech, or verbal stream of consciousness, is thinking in words. It also refers to the semi-constant internal monologue some people have with themselves at a conscious or semi-conscious level)

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/ruin.html

 

Challenge yourself to include the following elements in your writing:

- the passive voice

- modal verbs

- expanded noun phrases

- prepositional phrases

- fronted adverbials

 

This is to be completed by Friday 17th November (if attempted) and brought in for teachers to see and celebrate your writing!

 

English 02/11/17 - PGL Osmington Bay History Links

 

Use this link to access the history of PGL Osmington Bay:

 

http://www.pgl.co.uk/en-gb/about-us

 

 

Homework

Post Date: 01.11.17

Please see below the homework that we could like you to complete by Monday 6th November 2017. Should your child foresee any reason that they would be unable to access the internet, homework club will be available from 12.45pm - 1.10pm on Friday 3rd November.

 

P4C Question:

Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:

Is it wrong to spend money on expensive food when people are dying of hunger in less fortunate parts of the world?

 

Maths #1:

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

 

Maths #2:

We are making a real push over the next two weeks to be fully competent in our x tables. Therefore, you need to demonstrate that you have engaged with your x tables, this can be as creative as you wish. In the past, children have designed games, created a x table grid out of a cereal box, a poster, a photograph etc. Due to the creative nature of this task - we would like this to form a display in the classroom - therefore understand the need for a later submission date. Therefore this task only is due by Friday 10th November.

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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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!

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?

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