Welcome to the Wonderful Year 6 Webpage
This half term’s learning journey is: WWII
Week Ending: Friday 27th March 2020.
Scroll down for Week 2 updates
Important notices re: school closure from Friday 20th March
Following the announcement of school closures last week, we would like to share with you some useful resources to help support the children while we are not in the classroom. We are so proud of the progress the children have made this year and we therefore know that in such uncertain circumstances they must continue to practise their skills across the curriculum, in order to prepare them for their secondary education. Despite this we would also say that this is the perfect opportunity for children to play, talk, learn something new and be creative at home. We encourage that you take this time (especially initially as children settle) to cook a new dish with your child, teach them how to sew a button on, let them teach you a new dance, build a den together, read a novel together, learn how to play a new musical instrument; this is a unique opportunity to make memories even in the most difficult of circumstances. We are living in unprecedented times and all of the Year 6 staff reach out to all of our Year 6 pupils and families. We are thinking of you all, hope you keep safe & look forward to seeing you all as soon as we can…
With regards to learning, we aim to use this webpage as our main point of communication for the children, so please check here first every Friday for writing and creative tasks. We will then also update my maths and purple mash with maths and topic tasks. We will set new tasks on a Friday and they should be complete by Thursday evening to give us a chance to check & set new tasks.
We have already sent an email to most children and children are already emailing us back but for anyone that doesn’t know, you can send your class teacher an email via ‘2email’ on Purple Mash. If you type ‘2email’ into the search bar in Purple Mash and click on the ‘2email’ symbol, your email account will open up. You should then type in your Year 6 class teacher’s name including their first name (Katie McBride, Emma Marks or Fiona Hennessy) and then type out your message. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have or feel free to just email to say hello; we miss you all! We will answer your emails usually between 9am-10am in the morning but will always aim to get back to you as soon as we can!
Please note: we have set this system up so that children cannot message other children.
You know how important reading is, so to support your reading at home, we have also set up a ‘Book Club‘ Blog for each Y6 class that you can access by typing in ‘2blog’ into the search bar. On this site, you can leave a comment about any book that you have read or recommend others to read. We would like everyone to leave a comment on here once a week.
As we know it can be difficult for children to motivate themselves especially when they feel overwhelmed by the current situation, we would recommend, when children are ready, beginning with creating a timetable as a household to set clear timings and give clear goals to help motivate children to keep going. See below for an example timetable:
With this in mind, the following links will be very useful in providing structure and learning opportunities linked to SATs standards and the National Curriculum.
· CGP books for Maths and Reading have been sent home with each child. These have the answers in the back on the book to support children in understanding what they are doing well and where they need to develop their skills. Children need to work through these books as they feel appropriate we will NOT be setting pages to complete in here week by week, they should mark them as they go along. We suggest children aim to complete approx. 2 maths pages per day and 1 reading text per day.
· My Maths is an online maths programme. We will be able to set topic for your children to cover. There is a lesson and an activity section.
· Purple Mash logins have been provided and work will be sent each week – please keep an eye on your 2dos and the hand in date for each section. Teachers will be checking work daily and providing feedback where support is needed. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/hazelwood-junior
· Times Tables Rockstars must be used for those children who are still not confident in their time table facts. This is a great opportunity to be able to focus on these important facts and repetition is the best way to learn them! https://ttrockstars.com/
- White Rose Maths Are offering free home learning lessons and activities – this week’s are all based on ratio – as the my maths as has been set for children. Please encourage children to complete these tasks, we use White Rose tasks in class all the time. There are other year group resources too if you need them for other children!
- TES Home Learning Pack Another free resource that can be accessed from home & printed for children to work through
· Twinkl are offering a free one month trial for all parents and have some great revision packs for Year 6 SATs especially to help you with your reasoning!
- TTS Booklet this is a KS2 booklet that can be downloaded from the following website and printed at home. This can be completed as you feel best and is another resource for children to dip in and out of…
- Classroom Secrets have designed a free home learning pack for Year 6. This is an excellent resource that provides a resource which outlines some practical activities that you could do at home and also a booklet with parent support guidance.
· Visit the following website for help with your maths reasoning. Each subject area contains questions and YouTube links to show you how to solve the problems correctly. Have a go at solving the problems yourself first but if you get stuck you can always have a look at the link to help you before having another go.
There are also lots of free resources available online, please see the resources below:
WEEK 2 TASKS:
Well done to you all for such a resilient attitude this week! We are SO impressed with your commitment to online learning and have been amazed by your hard work. Try your best with the following tasks but do not put too much pressure on yourselves. Make it work for you and your family but remember to make time for exercise, reading, cooking, painting, helping adults with chores and lots of fun! All of the Year 6 staff would like to say a big hello, we are thinking of you all and hope you and your families are keeping safe during these unsettling times.
6R, 6M and 6O My maths: percentages, percentages of amounts, negative numbers and parts of a circle. These should be revision tasks but make sure you watch/take art in the lesson to refresh your understanding before you begin. Remember we can see your scores!
Mrs Gardiner’s My maths: introducing negative numbers, rounding to nearest 10/100 and applying to solve problems and estimating using decimals.
English: To write a narrative (story) which begins: “Follow me!” she whispered.
This is just an example of the type of setting that you could choose to base your narrative on but feel free to choose your own. Make sure you email your narrative to your teacher either by attaching a word document to an email (on Purple Mash) or by copying and pasting it into an email. We look forward to reading them…
Things to consider:
– figurative language
– Varied punctuation used correctly
– DAD – dialogue but used carefully to move the narrative forwards
– Show not tell – used carefully to develop the description
We also suggest that you continue to keep a daily diary; one day this difficult time will be taught to children in history lessons. You will hold precious evidence and historical sources!
Please be aware that you do not need to click a ‘hand in’ button for all of the tasks, when you have finished if it comes up with ‘hand in’ then click it. If it does not come up with ‘hand in’ it will just send to us automatically – we can see your work so don’t worry!
The Blitz: Write a newspaper report about a street bombed in the Blitz.
All About the Battle of Britain: When was the Battle of Britain? Why was it so significant? (given template)
World War 2 Plane: Can you paint a pattern for this World War 2 Plane?
Y6 Spelling WK3 – Quiz: Double consonants.
Indigo’s game: Use of the passive to affect the presentation of information in a sentence.
Football time: Use of the passive to affect the presentation of information in a sentence.
Something to make you smile…
Keep safe, we miss you lots…
Every week, children who have read 5 times or more and responded in their reading record books will be put into a raffle. If their name is drawn from the raffle, they get the opportunity to add to our online book blog and record a book recommendation or review of their choice! Keep reading…
Book: Geek Girl
My name is Alana, I’ve recently been reading Geek Girl by Holly Samle. I’ve been loving this book so far since its about a geek named Harriet, who gets a chance to become a model thinking this will change her life positively which was not quite the case. This book is full of plot twists and full of all different emotions so I definitely recommend the book
Book: Changing the game
Hi my name is Jess, recently I’ve been reading a book called changing the game by Eassy stones. This book is all about women’s football. I enjoy reading this book because I love football and want to be a women’s footballer so its very fun to read and is interesting. I definitely recommend it to all football lovers!
In a town called Whiffington where all the adults have disappeared, a girl called Lucy must learn how to survive in this parent free world. Lucy will find many friends along the way and learn what friendship really means. Will Lucy ever find the adults?
I would recommend this book to children from Y4-6 who enjoy reading adventure stories.
I would rate this book 5/5 stars!
At the moment, I am reading Timmy Failure and I am enjoying it because it makes me laugh. Throughout the story there are lots of different scenerios and Timmy tries to solve them because he thinks that he is a detective. Timmy does not work alone, he has an assistant, which is his pet polar bear! The polar bear is gluttonous and very, very lazy. He tries to help Timmy to solve the problems but he just makes things worse. I am looking forward to reading the next part of this book because I’m excitied to see what happens to Timmy and the bullies at school. I do recommend this book and it will certainly make you laugh!!
The book ‘Refugee Boy’ is a meaningful and moving story about a determined boy called Alem, who is stuck between the Ethiopian war with his father and mother. He is welcome nowhere. So he and his father go on a ‘holiday’ and one morning, Alem wakes up in his hotel and finds a letter from his father who has left him in England as a refugee. He goes to the refugee council and is put in a children’s home, where he was told by the older children to go and get them food. He tries to runaway but he ends up back in the same place. After a serious meltdown, he is put with a welcoming family and goes to school, which he enjoys. One day he receives a letter from his father which tells him that his mother is missing and possibly dead. His father returns and they begin a rebellion with some friends but the next day, something devastating happens and it changes Alem’s life forever.
I really enjoyed this book because it is a really emotional story and will stick with me forever. It makes me think differently about refugees and I now understand that they do have families that love them aswell as others. I definitely recommend this story. I give it 5/5!
I liked the boy in striped pyjamas because it told me a lot about history and I would never want to put it down. It is based on a boy who is the son of off a commander. He makes a friend and he goes to visit him every day but something happens that is a big tragedy. My favourite part is probably when Bruno goes to visit his friend because they discus something different every different. I recommend this book to everyone because it has all different genres. Although it might be really sad I really enjoyed it and it is one of my favourite books. I give it a …
***** 5 star [more if possible]
This week I have been reading The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Enid Blyton. It is one of my favourite books that I have read because the author has thought of an interesting plot and it has lots of suspense throughout. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys reading mystery stories. It is a guaranteed page turner!
A polite reminder
To ensure we are given an accurate picture of where every child is currently working (including any gaps in their learning) we ask that you do not use past SATS papers with your children at home. We will be using these as practice papers throughout the year to assess learning and to give children an opportunity to familiarise themselves with SATS routines. The 2016 SAMPLE SATS paper and CGP resources are excellent revision aids and we would ask that you refer to these at home instead.
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in 2 PE lessons a week (see below for days). Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
6R: Wednesday and Thursday
6O: Wednesday and Thursday
6M: Tuesday and Thursday
Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Ready, Steady, Go!
Autumn 2: Dragon’s Den
Spring 1: World War II
Spring 2: World War II
Summer 1: Eco-warriors
Summer 2: Moving On… up!
We’ve arrived safe and sound! Our first day has been brilliant with a range of activities from kayaking to facing our fear of heights. Here are some of today’s highlights:
Our first full day has been jam packed with new experiences! We’ve developed the value of team work in particular with activities like ‘all aboard’. The ‘giant swing’ was a real highlight for most and our aiming in ‘archery’ and ‘rifle shooting’ was impressive. We’re looking forward to some hot chocolate and biscuits this evening after a group game of capture the flag.
Last night we were surprised with a treat of hot chocolate and biscuits because the PGL staff have been blown away by the children’s positivity, kindness and teamwork. We were very proud to hear that others have recognised our Hazelwood values!
This was a nice scene to stumble upon at 7.30 in the morning!
We’ve had another busy day today. The children loved receiving their post and are looking forward to spending their pocket money in the shop later this evening. Our evening activity is a ‘sports night’ so we’ll be more than ready for our beds tonight!
Our last full day here at PGL has been filled with fun! We have tried fencing, the high ropes course and taken part in a sensory trail where we had to follow ropes to navigate through the forest blindfolded. Tonight we are off to celebrate a great week and dance the night away at the disco before packing our things to come home. We’ve had an amazing time and we can’t wait to see you all tomorrow!
Dates for your diary!
PGL and Activity week: WB 9.9.19
Secondary Transfer meeting: Tuesday 17th September at 7.00 pm
Practice SATS (1) Yr6 Assessment week: WB Monday 7th October 2019
Year 6 Individual & sibling photos – Friday 11th October 2019
Parent Consultation evenings: Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th October 2019
Broomfield Park, Armistice Day Ceremony: Monday 11th November 2019
Year 6 Reading Meeting for Parents
Year 6 Book Spine for Parents
Year 6 Key Questions
OUR INCREDIBLE LEARNING JOURNEY ARCHIVE
SUMMER 2: Moving on… up!
SUMMER 1: Eco-Warriors
SPRING 1: World War Two!
SPRING 1: World War Two!
AUTUMN 2: Dragon’s Den
AUTUMN 1: Ready, Steady, Go!
List of useful revision websites:
List of useful spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities