Swan Class (Year 6)
SATs Week Poem
MATHS W/B 6/7
MATHS W/B 29/6
MATHS W/B 22/6
W/B 15/6 Maths
SUMMER 2 (weeks 1 and 2)
Maths- Week 5
English- Week 5
This week, I challenge you to write a poem about your time at home over the past few weeks.
You can choose to write your poem using any rhyme scheme you like- it doesn't have to rhyme at all!
Start by writing down key words and phrases about things you have done and how you have felt and that will be a good starting point for your poem. If you are struggling to find a rhythm, find an example of a poem you like and use that rhyme scheme / syllable pattern.
Please please send me your poems- you could even film yourself reading them out if you want, like I did with the poem about SATs week.
As always, keep reading and creating. I love to see what you have been up to.
As an extra challenge, how about using this time to improve your typing speed ready for secondary school? On BBC Bitesize there is something called 'Dance Mat Typing' which builds up your speed and accuracy of typing. It is such a useful skill to have and it's all free!
Maths week 4
Summer week 3.
I know lots of you are still working through the Literacy Shed work from last week so I'm not going to set any new written work this week. I have however set a new SPAG test which is actually the 2016 actual SATs paper for you to have a go at.
Below I will link some a fraction, decimals and percentages round up paper to make sure that you are confident as this is something that lots of you were finding tricky. Have a go and let me know if you need any help.
Fractions, decimals, percentages practice test
WORKING AT HOME (SUMMER TERM)
Hi Swan Class! I hope you had a lovely Easter holiday and are rested and ready to try your best at virtual school again!
There are some brilliant resources being released from the BBC today on BBC Bitesize- I would recommend having a look through those and choosing some activities you would like to do. Also, don't forget about the White Rose daily challenges to have a go at too. I will also be uploading some more challenges to the website.
Do your best and I can be contacted via email@example.com if needed.
Please send me any work you complete or anything else that you create while you are at home- I'd love to see it!
Maths Summer Term Week 1
Watch the videos and try to answer the questions- I'm here to help if you need me!
English Summer Term Week 1 and 2
I then need you to scroll down to the story called 'Birthday Boy' and watch the film.
There are lots of activities for you to complete based around the story but you can also think of your own activities too!
Maths Challenge- have a go at this Crossnumber! The answers are also attached so be careful not to look! When you have completed it have a go at making your own. It doesn't have to be linked to multiplication and division.
MATHS WEEK 2- Fraction revision
Algebra Easter Challenge! (optional!)
Maths Arithmetic Paper
Maths resources on third space
As we have been studying non-chronological reports, I would like you to do some research about either the rainforest or the Mayan Civilisation and write your own report.
Don't forget you will need:
Facts not opinions
Feel free to type your report if you'd prefer.
You can find examples of model texts on Twinkl using your free parent log in. Just search 'Year 6 non-chronological report examples'
We cannot forget what an important time in history all of this is. Remember how we learnt about Anne Frank in the Autumn Term? She wrote a diary all about her time trapped in the attic of a small house with her entire family during WW2.
Keep a journal during this time and I promise you it will be fascinating to look back on in months and even years to come! Maybe you could even publish it one day! It doesn't have to be anything too exciting- it's just real life history in the making.
Don't forget you can use informal language and it must of course be in the 1st person. Happy journal-ing!
Spring Term Topic
Top Marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
This is useful for times table practice and other arithmetic work.
Twinkl produces lots of wonderful resources closely linked to the curriculum.
It is offering free log ins for parents.
Swan class children should have brought home their individual log in. There are several online quizzes that have been selected based on our current learning.
Spelling Shed: https://play.edshed.com
Swan class should have brought home their individual log ins for Spelling Shed. There are lots of games to support spelling practice linked to their age group.
We are going to be focusing on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, the children will be familiarising themselves with the language and the importance of performance when studying a play text. Across the term we will be writing a range of genres including closing statements; missing scenes; letters and diary entries.
In our work on grammar, we will revise different word classes, going into each in more depth than in earlier year groups. The children will also be practising writing complex sentences and adding interest to their work by starting sentences in different ways. Spelling lessons in Year 6 allow the children to consolidate the spelling patterns they have already learnt and to deepen their understanding of spelling rules.
We will start off the term by consolidating our number work from the Autumn Term, making sure that the children’s knowledge of the four operations is secure. We will then move on to focus more on measurement and shape in preparation for the reasoning papers of the SATS. Throughout the term we will be gathering mastery in various areas, ensuring that the children are becoming more and more confident in explaining their methods and being able to understand why the answer is what it is.
To build up accuracy and speed, the children need to be able to recall addition and subtraction facts quickly and develop an instant recall of all their times tables. Times tables need to be practised in order, out of order and with corresponding division facts. As an example, when learning the 7 times table, children should be able to chant the table in order and answer questions such as “What is 8 x 7? 3 x 7? How many 7s in 42?” It is absolutely critical under the new national curriculum that children are fluent with basic number skills so please encourage your child to practise daily; there are links to useful websites on our class page. The children will be taking part in a Times Table Challenge every week.
Our topic for the next term is (see topic web).
Our themed question this term is “What matters most to Christians and humanists?” We will mainly be comparing Christianity and Humanists, although not exclusively. The children are encouraged to share their views and think deeply about the themed question.
Design and Technology and Art
We will link our Design and Technology work with our topics this term. In Art we will study different artists from the time period and create our own interpretations.
Please remind your child that they need their (named) P.E. kits in school all week. They have cross country on Tuesday, games with Onside Coaching on Thursday and dance, yoga or gymnastics on Wednesday. After cross country, they need to make sure they have clean P.E. shoes for Wednesdays and Thursdays so that they do not bring mud into the hall!
Year 6 is a time for the children to start preparing for secondary school and so they are likely to have more home learning than they have been used to! Topic Home Learning should be brought in on a Monday morning. If a child forgets their work, without a note from home, they are expected to miss a playtime but, of course, if they are struggling with any aspect, they can
always ask for help. However, this should be done in the week rather than the day work is due in, please. Maths and Grammar homework will be given out and due in on a Friday morning. Home Learning includes the following aspects:
1. Topic- based home learning. Children will have a selection of activities to choose from as in previous years.
2. Maths – a series of maths questions which will usually relate to the work we are doing in maths lessons that week.
3. Spelling. In addition to their Read Write Inc. log books, the children will be tested on their knowledge of the year 5 & 6 common exception words throughout the week. They have been given these spellings to take home so please do encourage them to practise.
4. Grammar. Children will sometimes bring home an activity to consolidate their learning.
5. Children should be reading every day. Please encourage them to read a wide range of authors and to discuss their reading with you.
Mrs Fletcher and Onside Coaching will take the class on Thursday afternoons.
Please take a look at our class page for links to useful websites and, if you’re looking for inspiration for reading books for your child, don’t forget to login to the Lovereading4schools website where you’ll find some recommended texts:
Finally, if you have any concerns do let me know. You can make an appointment to see me via the school office.
With best wishes for an exciting and successful term!
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Online Safety Update
Talking Safely Online
Super Digital Citizen
In our online safety lessons this half term, Year Six focussed on why private information should not be given to anyone online without the permission of a trusted adult. They also debated how to respond if an online-only friend asks them personal questions and devised resolutions to digital dilemmas.
Please take a look at the Family Tip sheets and Activity sheets that support the lessons covered in school.
Mrs Lees and Miss Baghdadi