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Year 6

Dodo Art project

 

In science, we are looking at evolution. One of the topics in this is extinction. Using this as inspiration for an art piece we have made a collage picture of one of the most famous extinct animals - the dodo.

 

First, we did a line drawing of one, then using paper form magazines we used collage techniques to complete the picture. You can see from the pictures below that the results are pretty fantastic! 

Work starting 4th January 2021 - Week 1

 

Welcome back year 6 and we hope you have had a relaxing holiday. Well, it is going to be a different start to the year than we might have expected but we are still ready to get back to learning. All of your online classes will be on the google drive. We will set your work each day and our expectations are that you complete everything that we set for you to do and return where required. We expect you to complete the work by no later than 5 pm and we will be checking throughout the day to see that you are doing your work.

 

We know that this is not always easy and you may at times have questions for us so please message us in the google classroom if you need help. To make setting work easier we have created classrooms for English and Maths so please make sure that you accept the invitation to join these classes. If we don't see that you have completed any work we will give you a call to see if there is anything that we can do to help you.

 

Miss Haynes and Mrs Thompson

Christmas Holidays

 

Hello year 6. We hope that you have been having a relaxing holiday so far and enjoyed spending time with your family. We really wanted to make sure that you had at least a week of relaxing before even thinking about school again. Over this break it would be lovely if you took some time to just recharge your batteries and enjoy some activities such as reading a good book or maybe doing some drawing. Once you feel that you have rested you can then start to think about next term.

 

In English we will be looking at the work of William Shakespeare  - Macbeth to be specific. For the first week back you will be tested on a random selection of the year 3-4 and year 5-6 spelling words (depending on which spelling group you were in) So to prepare have a look in your reading record at the words that you might have gotten wrong and practice those.

 

We look forward to seeing you in January when you return.

 

Mrs Thompson and Miss Haynes.

Homework 11th December 2020

 

Please complete your math's group fraction sheet to be handed in on Wednesday. 

 

This week's spellings are all synonyms of adjectives. Please learn them ready for a test on Thursday. Collect a synonym and antonym for each word. How many can you collect?

 

  1. aggressive
  2. hostile
  3. awkward
  4. obstinate
  5. desperate
  6. frantic
  7. disastrous
  8. calamitous
  9. marvellous
  10. spectacular

 

 

Homework 4th December 2020

 

Below are this week's spellings. How much time are you spending in practising your words? What method are you using? 

 

Set A Set B

strength

suppose

surprise

therefore

though/although

thought

through

various

weight

woman

women

suggest

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht

 

Homework 27th November 2020

 

This week's spellings are below. In addition to this, there is a maths task for you to complete on the google drive. Remember you need to let us know if you have any problems accessing it on Monday so we can check any issues you may have.

 

 

Set A Set B

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

quarter

question

recent

regular

reign

remember

sentence

separate

special

straight

strange

queue

recognise

recommend

relevant

restaurant

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

signature

sincere (ly)

soldier

stomach

sufficient

 

Anti Bullying Week

At SJL we take bullying very seriously and for Anti Bullying Week,  in year 6, we were so impressed by the mature conversations we had with our classes and how the children were able to share their experiences and thoughts. The theme this year was 'United Against Bullying'. We talked about how we are all different and that that is ok! We created these odd socks to represent our differences. I think you will agree we have quite a talented group of year 6 children who are certainly all very different. 

 

Homework 20th November

 

Here are this week's spellings for you to practice. Our expectations are that at the most you get one or two incorrect. In order to do this, you need to make sure that you are taking the time to practice them every day until you can confidently do this. Last week there was a query about the spelling of hindrance. Technically it can be spelt either hinderance or hindrance - the latter is the more common/modern way of spelling it (but note in the verb form is still to hinder).

 

You also have some maths on the google drive. You must complete this by Wednesday 25th. It is important that you check it over the weekend and let us know on Monday if you have any problems - if you leave it later than this then we will not be able to resolve any issues you have and it will be marked as incomplete. Miss Haynes and I have checked by using a test user that it works so you should have no issues.

 

Set A Set B

natural

naughty

notice

occasion(ally)

often

opposite

ordinary

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess (ion)

possible

potatoes (potato)

muscle

necessary

neighbour

nuisance

occupy

occur

opportunity

parliament

persuade

physical

prejudice

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

 

 

Homework 13th November 2020

 

Your spellings are listed below. Make sure you learn them over the weekend for our spelling test next week. Please also complete the work on the google drive. If you have any problems logging on to the drive then please let us know so that we can have a look at what the issue is.

 


 

Set A Set B

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

frequently

government

guarantee

harass

hindrance

identify

immediate(ly)

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

mischievous

 

Homework 6th November

 

These are your spellings for this week. Remember our expectation is that you get only one or two at the most, wrong. It is up to you how you learn them but it is important to practice as much as possible until you know them off by heart.

 

For math continue to practice your multiplication- even if you have completed our Maths Olympics. Remember, practice makes perfect. In addition to that please complete the task in your classroom in the google drive.

 

Set A.           Set B
heart environment
exercise determined
experience develop
experiment dictionary
extreme disastrous
famous embarrass
favourite equip (-ped, -ment)
February especially
forward (s) exaggerate
fruit excellent
grammar existence
group explanation
guard familiar
guide foreign
heard forty

 

 

Homework over half term 

Year 6, as we mentioned on Friday we would like you to make sure that you have learnt the last spellings thoroughly. If you got less than 3 wrong on your spellings then you can practice the next 15 from the year 5/6 spelling list (for B group) or from the 3/4 list (A group). Remember it is your responsibility to learn these words.

 

Maths - following on from the lesson in multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 continue to practice these skills. Click on the image below and follow the link to go to the BBC bitesize website for instructions on how to do this.

 

 

 

Complete the two activities on that page (the Twinkl one and the Maths-Whizz one). We expect you all to finish these over half term.

 

Also, take the time to watch the video about Google classroom video below to familiarise yourself with using it as we will start using this more after half term.

 

Have a lovely and restful half term and be safe.

 

Mrs Thompson, Miss Haynes, Angela, Clare and Gina.

 

 

Homework 16th October 2020

Please continue to learn your spellings and times tables.  Mrs Thompson's maths group please focus on your 8 times tables. For history please find out what food was eaten during World War II and what meals were popular. As part of Black History Month we will be learning about The Tuskegee Airmen. Find out some interesting facts to share with the class.

A B
century category
certain cemetery
circle committee
complete communicate
consider community
continue competition
decide conscience
describe conscious
different controversy
difficult convenience
disappear correspond
early criticise
earth curiosity
eight/eighth definite
enough desperate

 

Google Classroom Guide

Video created for parents to help introduce Google Classroom

Secondary Transfer

 

Please make sure that you can your parents take a look at the information posted on this website regarding secondary schools as you will need to apply for them in October. CLICK HERE to go to our secondary transfer page. Here you will find details which we have been sent from local schools which you may wish to attend.

Homework 9th October 2020

This week there will be two spelling groups: A and B. Group A will continue to learn year 3/4 words and group B will start learning year 5/6 words.

A

B
 accident (ally) accommodate
 actual (ly) accompany
address according
answer achieve
appear aggressive
arrive amateur
believe ancient
bicycle apparent
breath appreciate
breathe attached
build available
busy/business average
calender awkward
caught bargain
centre bruise

 

History

We are continuing to learn about WWII. Please use the primary homework help website to research rationing.

What was it? Why was it necessary? How did it work? http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/rationing.htm

Homework 2nd October 2020

This week's spellings are the last of the year 3-4 spellings that we are reviewing and we will then start on the year 5-6 words. Remember, if you got 5 or more wrong on the test then you need to make sure you focus on those words and we will be retesting you on them as well as revisiting these words again later int he year for those who need more practice.

 

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

quarter

question

recent

regular

reign

remember

sentence

separate

special

straight

strange

strength

suppose

surprise

therefore

though/although

thought

through

various

weight

woman

women

 

In history, we are continuing to research into our topic of WW2. Our next piece of writing will be centred on the evacuation of children from the cities in the UK. Click on the images below to watch some videos about the evacuation to see what you can find out.

     

 

     

 

Homework 25th September

 

Your spellings from this week are as follows. Remember if you got less that 20 on the last tests you need to practice the words that you got wring as we will continue to test you on them until you can confidently do all the year 3-4 spellings.

 

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

natural

naughty

notice

occasion(ally)

often

opposite

ordinary

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess (ion)

possible

potatoes

 

In addition to your spellings, continue to carry on with your WW2 research. We have been looking into the Blitz this week. What additional facts can you find out to add to your information sheet. Following on from this we will be looking at the evacuation of children from major cities due to the Blitz. 

Homework 18th September 2020

This week we continue to practice the year 3-4 spellings. Remember to get someone to test you on your spellings as the more your practice the better you will get at them. 

 

disappear

early

earth

eight/eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

favourite

February

forward(s)

fruit

grammar

group

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

 

We are continuing to do our times tables tests. It is so important that you carry on practising them until you know them all off by heart and so that you can recall all of them accurately and quickly. This is a skill that will help greatly in your maths.

 

Homework 11th September 

 

This week we would like you to learn the first 25 words from the year 3-4 spellings. You will need to make sure you know all of these as well as the year.

 

accident(ally)

actual (ly)

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy/business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

 

 

We will also be starting our new topic WWII this term so we would like you to do some research. We suggest that you use this website to help you with your research.

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Britain.html

 

 

Year 6 portraits

To start this year we thought we would have a go at creating our portraits using line drawings and collage. We think they cane out rather well don't you?

Welcome to year 6 Class of 2021!

 

Over the last few days, the year 6 team have been busy getting things ready at school and we are all eagerly awaiting your return. This year as you already know there is Mrs Thompson in 6T working with Angela, Miss Haynes in 6H working with Gina, and Clare will be working across the two classes. When you arrive on Monday morning we will all be awaiting your arrival in the playground and can't wait to see you. Remember all you need to bring is a water bottle with your name written clearly on it. Please do not bring in a school bag or anything else (unless you are bringing in your pack lunch). We hope you have a relaxing final week of the holiday.

 

Your very excited year 6 team!

Below are lots of documents, PowerPoints and tests that you can do in the run up to SATs.

Each one is linked to learning we have done in class and will help you to revise for you SATs.

There is a mix of Maths, Reading and SPaG which will look at revising key concepts and then testing you on them.

There are answers where these are needed but please do not look at these until you have completed the activity.

Enjoy Year 6

 

 

 

WELCOME TO YEAR 6

We've continued our Mesopotamian Maths by exploring and designing our own ancient civilisations and have been finding perimeters, areas and making nets

Year 6 are getting stuck into our new topic of Ancient Mesopotamia! We've been exploring how this ancient civilisation impacted life today. We've especially focussed on all the inventions and discoveries they made.

This week in geography we have been looking at settlement patterns using Google Earth.

Let's give a huge 'Well Done!' to the children who competed in the Readers' Cup Competition where they came runner up.

Science Week - Fun with friction and exploring how electrons are positively and negatively charged

Science Week

Still image for this video

World Book Day - Today Year 6 dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day and shared stories with Year 3

Reading Bingo Challenge

Maths

 

What we are up to in maths this term

 

This term we are learning about fractions, percentages, decimals, algebra and angles. We are striving towards deeper understanding through  a maths mastery approach. 

 

Revision Links 

Maths activities and revision

Maths games

Times tables games

 

 

English 

 

What we are up to in English this term:

 

This term we are working on editing and proof reading to improve our writing skills. We are continuing our study on WW2 and writing: 

 

  • A balanced argument on evacuation
  • A narrative including flashback 
  • War poetry

 

 

In SPaG we are focusing on getting more confident with the use of colons, semi-colons and dashes as well as learning new grammar terms. 

 

Revision links: 

SPaG revision activities

 

Reading revision activities

 

Writing revision activities

 

 

Homework

 

Spellings: Continue to learn the Y5&6 Spelling words in your reading record 

 

SATs Buster Books: Each week we will set pages from the SATs revision books. These books are your responsibility to take home, look after and return each week. 

 


 

 

Speed Tables Grid

This week 6T created a multimedia piece of artwork inspired my our class book The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas

Trip to HMS Belfast - Year 6 have been studying WW2 so getting a chance to see a real war ship was very exciting (if a little cold)!

As a part of art and design we made gas masks and built air raid shelters. Did you know there were two different types? Can you remember what they're called?

INTO UNIVERSITY - Year 6 took part in a cross-curricular focus week exploring WW2 through history, literacy, art and design

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