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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Emma Stephens, Andrew Daitz, Katie Quinn

 

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.

Enterprise Market Research Surveys

As part of our Enterprise topic, Year 6 have been designing Christmas products to sell at our Year 5 and 6 Christmas Fair (Tuesday 17th December). Each team has come up with creative and innovative products for you to buy. They have constructed a questionnaire to gather market research and would love it if you could take the time to answer a few. (Each one should only take a minute or two.) Thank you for your participation! 

 

6 Eagles

Christmas Crabs - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2ZYJKTP

Northern Lights - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/25GHF2J

Santa's Little Helpers - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CKL7Y7B

Christmas Chronicles - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CKYQHFG

5 Little Santas - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CKXSXLR

Christmas Stars - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CKHPRDD

 

6 Hawks

Little Elves & Co - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RX7ZGGF

The Grinches - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXGT6RT

NYCN - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RNVXN62

Santa's Helpers - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RFZMJ3X

Pine & Co Christmas decorations - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/R3C66ZR

Cool-Dolphs - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PNBNNRR

 

6 Kestrels

Bath Bombs - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6VQHDCY

Stress Balls - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/67V7JZB

Key Rings - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/67BSTMC

Cork Reindeer - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/69RXLCH

Snow Globe Baubles - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/59Z987B

Christmas Cookbooks & Stockings - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5SDXGQN

 

5th December 2019

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Complete your 'Mathletics' assinements. 
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Do you actually know what they mean?  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?  Does the word have more than one meaning and can you use it in different ways?
  • Following up on from our literacy this week, here are some topics for family discussion: As a family which entrepreneur do you admire the most?  Why?  Are there any entrepreneurs in your own family history?  In a biography, which points/topics would be important to include.  We would love to see any 'answers', mind maps, sketching or ideas that come out of these discussions - please email or bring them in.

 

Your words this week are:  

queue recognise recommend relevant restaurant
rhyme rhythm sacrifice secretary shoulder

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

***Well done to EVERYONE who spotted the spelling mistakes in last week's homework instructions (answers). Who will spot it first this week?*** 

28th November 2019

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Complete your 'Mathletics' assignments. (Kestrels: apologies for the delay - your Mathletics is now fixed!)
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Do you actually know what they mean?  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?  Does the word have more than one meaning and can you use it in different ways?
  • Following up on our 'Collective Worship' this week, here's a challenging question for family discussion: Should children always respect adults? We would love to see any 'ansers', mind maps, sketching or ideas that come out of these discussions - please email or bring them in.

 

Your words this week are:  

opportunity parliament persuade mischievous physical
prejudice privilege profession programme pronunciation

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

***Well done to EVERYONE who spotted the spelling mistakes in last week's homework instructions (different). Who will spot it first this week?*** 

November 21st, 2019

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Complete your Mathletics assignments.
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Do you actually know what they mean?  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?  Does the word have more than one meaning/Can you use it in diferent ways?
  • A set of maths questions for family discussion.  Have a look at the 'Barvember' problems below and see if you can explain how you could solve them using bar models/graphically.  There are also some examples with bars to get you started towards a solution.
  • Another question for family discussion to fit in with our 'Enterprise' topic: Is it ethical to make a profit?
  • We would love to see any 'answers' or mind maps/ideas that come out of these discussions - please email/bring them in.

 

Your words this week are:  

leisure  lightning marvellous mischievous muscle
necessary neighbour nuisance occupy occur

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

***Well done to EVERYONE who spotted both the intentional and unintentional spelling mistakes in last week's homework instructions...hopefully only one intentional mistake this week.  Can you be the person to spot it this week?*** 

November 14th, 2019

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Compleat your Mathletics assignments.
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Do you actually know what they mean?  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?  Does the word have more than one meaning/Can you use it different ways?
  • A maths question for family discussion.  Have a look at the 'Barvember' problems below and see if you can explain how you could solve them using bar models/graphically.  This week, we've added a blank example as well as an example with some bars to get you started towards a solution.
  • Another question for family discussion..."What can you tell us about your recent mouldy experiment?  Is mould or bacteria always bad?  Could they be useful?   (consider food hygiene, yoghurt, blue cheese, leaf decomposition) "  You might also want to consider this link for discussion:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-50262547
  • We would love to see any 'answers' or mind maps/ideas that come out of these discussions - please email/bring them in.

 

Your words this week are:  

guarantee  harass hindrance identity immediate
immediately individual interfere interrupt language

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

***Well done to Esther in Kestrels who spotted the spelling mistake in last week's homework instructions AGAIN! - Can you be the person to spot it this week?  ***  ***And well done to a number of children and Mrs Stephens who spotted my unintentional spelling mistakes!***

November 7th, 2019

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Complete your Mathletics assignments.
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Do you actually know what they mean?  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?  Does the word have more than one meaning/Can you use it different ways?
  • A maths question for family discussion.  Have a look at the 'Barvember' problems below and see if you can explain how you could solve them using bar models/graphicly.  
  • Another question for family discussion..."Should we remember the 11th of November?  Why/Why not?  How?"  We would love to see any 'answers' or mind maps/ideas/poems that come out of these discussions - please email/bring them in.

 

Your words this week are:  

especially  exaggerate excellent existence explanation
familiar foreign forty frequently government

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

***Well done to Esther in Kestrels who spotted the spelling mistake in last week's homework instructions - and, for two tokens, was the first person to spot it again this week!  ***

October 31st, 2019

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Complete your Mathletics assignments.
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?
  • A question for family discusion.  What does respect look like?  From John 13:1-34, "I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet.  So you also should wash each other's feet." and, "You must love each other as I have loved you."

 

Your words this week are:  

desperate  determined dictionary definite develop
disastrous embarrass environment equipped equipment

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

***A token reward if you spot the intentional spelling mistake above!***

October 17th, 2019

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Complete your Mathletics assignments.
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?
  • A question for family discussion.  Why should we treat as our neighbour?  From Luke 10:25-37, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." 

 

Your words this week are:  

community  competition conscience conscious controversy
convenience correspond criticise curiosity definite

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

***a token reward if you spot the intentional spelling mistake above!***

October 10th, 2019

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Complete your Mathletics assignments.
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?
  • A question for family discussion.  Why should we forgive?  From Luke 15:20, "While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him coming.  He felt sorry for his son, so the father ran to him and hugged and kissed him." 

 

Your words this week are:  

available  average awkward bargain bruise
category cemetery committee communicate competition

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Does the shape of a word help you remember the spelling? Can you spot the ascending and descending letters? Try this...

October 4th

We've loved having Julian from Brick Ideas in this week!  We've been looking at the feats of Victorian engineer Isombard Kingdom Brunel by building motorised trains and bridges.  We explored different ways of connecting the engine to the wheels. We used cogs and gears also using elastic bands as drive belts.  We then designed and build different types of bridges, including a through Truss bridge, a Truss bridge with the rails on top and beam bridges.

 

Please check out the website below for some photos of our work.

 

Lego Train Workshop Video

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Lego Train Workshop videos

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3rd of October

 

For homework this week, you should:

  • Complete your Mathletics assignments.
  • For spellings this week, we would like you to practise these words from the Year 5/6 list of spelling words.  Can you use them accurately in a sentence?
  • A question for family discussion.  Who has responsibility for God's Creation: are humans the Earth's caretakers?  From Genesis 1:26, "Let them rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky.  Let them rule over the tame animals, over all the earth and over all the small, crawling animals on the earth." 

 

Your words this week are:  

accommodate accompany achieve ancient according
aggressive amateur apparent appreciate attached

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words

Y6 Parent Information Session - Powerpoint slides

Victorian child-labour at Coldharbour Mill

September 26th

Our spellings in class this week have been looking at past tense -ed endings, -y to -ies plural endings as well as some high frequency errors that have been creeping into our writing.  Please practise these words at home and we'll check up on them next week.

 

Your words this week are:  

 

believed         flipped

questioned     arrived

answered       grouped

stopped          wiped

 

families           which

babies             where

ladies              what

                        were

                       there

                       their

 

What do you notice about how the root word changes?  Does the word end in a vowel or a consonant?  Do you need to double the consonants?

24th September, 2019

Mathletics logins/passwords

For maths homework this year, we will be using the online service Mathletics again.  Your child should have brought home a Mathletics username/password card last week.  Judging by the traffic on the site, many of you have already had a bit of an explore!  Don't worry if your child has 'misplaced' the card; class teachers can get you replacements.  Each Thursday, your child will be assigned an activity/activities which will be due to be completed by the following Thursday.  The activity/activities will relate directly to what the children have been discussing in lessons that week.  

 

Once your child has completed their first activity, they can access a variety of other tasks, games and videos, so do have an explore.  Please DO help your child begin to navigate the site and have a look at the sorts of tasks/facts that they are being asked to do.  This homework shouldn't take more than 15 minutes or so in any given week - if they need time to complete it at school because of tech issues at home, please let us know and we can arrange an iPad or laptop for them to use at a convenient time.

 

Year 6 team

Thursday 16th May

The information provided at the residential meeting and a kit list is below. Please ask Mrs Stephens or Mr Daitz if you have any questions.

Friday 10th May

This weekend, there is NO Mathletics. There are NO spellings. There is NO homework. Go home, relax, do something you love, spend time with your family and do not worry about next week. You have all worked so hard to learn everything that you need to so now is the time to be proud of your knowledge and just 'be the best you can be'! 

Mrs Stephens and Mr Daitz

Homework - Thursday 2nd May

These will be our last spellings before SATs but you have extra time to learn them this weekend! Enjoy the bank holiday - make sure you do something to relax. 

The spelling themes this week are words ending with the suffix -tious, -cious, -tial or -cial. At the same time as remembering the spellings, we should be thinking about the meaning of the words and how they can help us to spell them. Our spellings this week are:

conscious

ambitious

fictitious 

spacious

infectious 

social

confidential

essential 

beneficial 

financial 

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

3. Have a look through your CGP books and complete pages from each book. Challenge yourself to see how many pages you can do. Mrs Stephens and Mr Daitz have the answers if you need to check any questions. 

4. 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 Tuesday 7th May.

Homework - Thursday 25th April. 

It has been grate to catch up with everyone after the Easter holidays!  We hope that you all enjoyed the fantastic weather (or is that whether)? The spelling themes this week are words containing the roots -graph, -tele, -micro, -phone and -auto.  At the same time as remembering the spellings, we should be thinking about the meaning of the roots and how they can help us understand the meaning of some of these trickier words. Our spellings this week are:

telescope

television

telegraph

graphic

autograph

grapheme

automatic

phonetic

microphone

telephone

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

3. Have a look through your CGP books and complete pages from each book. Challenge yourself to see how many pages you can do. Mrs Stephens and Mr Daitz have the answers if you need to check any questions. 

4. 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 Tuesday 30th April.

***Challenge - Have you spotted the intentional spelling mistake?  The 1st person to let Mr Daitz know earns a prize!

Homework - Thursday 4th April. 

It's the Easter holidays! We hope you have a great time, whatever you do. The spelling themes this week are words containing sc. Our spellings this week are:

science

scene

discipline

fascinate

ascend

descend

scent

crescent

muscle

obscene

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

3. Have a look through your CGP books and complete pages from each book. Challenge yourself to see how many pages you can do. Mrs Stephens and Mr Daitz have the answers if you need to check any questions. 

4. 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 Tuesday 23rd April.

Homework - Thursday 28th March.

The spelling themes this week are k sound spelt ch, sh sound spelt ch and words ending in gue! Our spellings this week are:

scheme

technical

ache

orchestra

parachute

brochure

machine

plague

monologue

catalogue

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

3. Have a look through your CGP books and try to complete a couple of pages. Mrs Stephens and Mr Daitz have the answers if you need to check any questions. 

4. 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 Tuesday 2nd April. 

Homework - Thursday 21st March.

This week our spelling focus is prefixes. Our words this week are:

unqualified 

disbelief

disbelieve

discourage

misspell

reassure

insufficient

illustrate

irregular

antisocial

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

3. Have a look through your CGP books and try to complete a couple of pages. 

4. 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 25th March.

Homework - Thursday 14th March. 

Because we completed practice SATs this week, the spellings have been rolled over to next week! You will need to know the definitions of these words in order to be able to spell them in context. Our words this week (still) are:

past / passed

effect / affect

aloud / allowed 

there / their / they're 

shore / sure 

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 18th March. 

Homework - Thursday 7th March. 

1. This week, we are continuing our work on homophones. You will need to know the definitions of these words in order to be able to spell them in context. Our words this week are:

past / passed

effect / affect

aloud / allowed 

there / their / they're 

shore / sure 

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 11th March. 

Homework - Thursday 28th February 

1. This week, we are focusing on homophones. You will need to know the definitions of these words in order to be able to spell them in context. Our words this week are:

dessert/desert

stationery/stationary

complement/compliment

principle/principal

prophet/profit

2. Log on to Mathletics and complete the activities which have been set for you. Currently in maths, we are learning about percentages - how to find percentages of amounts and how, if we know a percentage of an amount, we can calculate 100%. 

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 4th March. 

Homework - Thursday 14th February 

1. This week, we are focusing on the 5/6 statutory word list. Our words this week are:

suggest

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht

Remember to look these words up in a dictionary if you are not sure what they mean. 

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 25th February. 

We hope you have a great half term!

Homework - Thursday 7th February 

1. This week, we are focusing on the 5/6 statutory word list. Our words this week are:

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

signature

sincerely 

soldier

stomach

sufficient

Remember to look these words up in a dictionary if you are not sure what they mean. 

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 11th February. 

Homework - Thursday 31st January

1. This week, we are focusing on the 5/6 statutory word list. Our words this week are:

physical
prejudice
privilege
profession

programme
pronunciation
queue
recognise
recommend
restaurant

Remember to look these words up in a dictionary if you are not sure what they mean. 

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 4th February. 

Homework - Thursday 24th January

1. This week, we are focusing on -cial and -tial. Our words this week are:

commercial 

financial

preferential

artificial 

substantial

official

racial

torrential

influential

essential

Remember to look these words up in a dictionary if you are not sure what they mean. 

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 28th January.

Homework - Thursday 16th January

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

mischievous

muscle

necessary

neighbour

nuisance

occupy

occur

opportunity

parliament 

persuade

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 21st January.

Homework - Thursday 10th January

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

cough

bough

dough

through

tough

thorough 

thought

bought 

drought

although

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 14th January. 

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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