Year 6

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Welcome to Year 6!

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Remote Learning

In the event of school closure or children having to self-isolate we will be using online platforms to deliver home learning.  Guidance documents can be downloaded here:

Secondary Transfer Presentation

download here:

Kooth: A handy guide for parents and carers

It can be difficult for parents and carers to recognise when a child or young adult is struggling with a mental illness. Find out more

FAQ for parents and carers

PE DAYS

Please note some changes to PE days for each class this term! Martha and Nora’s class will now be doing dance for indoor PE. Jo’s and Sarah’s classes will be doing gymnastics and multi skills. outdoor PE we will be doing athletics. PE days are:

 

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
SarahThursdayWednesday
Martha & NoraFridayTuesday
JoFridayWednesday
Indoor PE: shorts or jogging bottoms; T-shirt.
Outdoor PE kit: tracksuit trousers; T-shirt; trainers or plimsolls.
As the children are not allowed to wear jewellery during PE, we would ask that they do not wear jewellery to school on those days. Please ensure all long hair is tied back for health and safety reasons. We will assume that the children are able to join in PE activities unless we have a letter stating otherwise.

Please ensure that all jewellery is removed on PE days, and remember that the children should be bringing in a PE kit to change into.

FOREST SCHOOL

The three Year 6 classes will attend Forest School on a rotation (once every 3 weeks). This will happen on a Thursday, a separate letter will be sent with details. Children will need to wear suitable clothing for all types of weather, including a waterproof jacket and wellies.

Please help your child to remember their outdoor boots and warm, waterproof clothes when it is their turn.

Summer Term 1 2022

We hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful Easter holiday and you are ready for the final term of Year 6! For the whole of the Summer Term our topic will be Arrivals – Windrush to the present day. SATs will take place this half term – we thank you for your continued support at home with homework, but also with helping to keep the children happy and stress free.

English

This half term, we will be consolidating our knowledge of the grammar, punctuation and spelling part of the English curriculum, as we revise everything we have learnt in Year 6. We will also be spending time practising the important reading skills of using vocabulary, making inferences, predicting, explaining, retrieving information, and sequencing or summarising. We will cover a variety of texts to do this. Writing will also continue during this time, and we will look at a range of stimuli and text types.

 

Maths

In maths, there will be a focus on revising many of the areas previously covered in Year 6. This will largely be led by the children, as we want to ensure that they finish the summer term prepared for the challenge of Key Stage 3 maths!

Don’t forget to keep practising those times tables:

TT Rockstars table tests

 

Understanding the world

Science

Our science topic for this half term is Evolution and Inheritance. This will include learning about adaptations made by both plants and animals in order to survive, the theory of evolution and how this has developed.

History

When the Empire Windrush passengers ship docked at Tilbury from Jamaica on 22 June 1948, it marked the start of the post-war immigration boom which was to change British society. We will examine the stories of some of the people who left their own country

to come and live in England, identify reasons why they left and discover

what it was like once they got to Britain. We will look at the unique and valuable ways that immigration has contributed to British culture.

Computing

We will be using PowerPoint to create our own ‘Choose your own adventure’ games. This will include planning the choices for the story, using shortcuts to create PowerPoint slides, inserting action buttons and adding hyperlinks.

 

RE

During this unit pupils investigate beliefs about life and life after death. The unit encourages them to reflect on and express their hopes for their future. Pupils will have the opportunity to share feelings of loss caused by separation, and consider how faith and belief can provide some answers to life’s most challenging and ultimate questions, and also challenges attitudes, values and commitments in life.

 

 

Expressive art and design

DT

We will taste, design, make and evaluate Jamaican patties.

We will consider healthy ingredients consider how to choose sustainable ingredients.

 

 

Communication and language

French

We will be learning about cultural differences between school life in France and in the UK. We will also learn some vocabulary for family members.

 

 

 

Mental and physical wellbeing

PE

Please note some changes to PE days for each class this term! In Martha and Nora’s class will now be doing dance for indoor PE. Jo’s and Sarah’s classes will be doing gymnastics and multi skills. outdoor PE we will be doing athletics.

PE Days can be found at the beginning of the summer term details on this page.

Please ensure that all jewellery is removed on PE days, and remember that the children should be bringing in a PE kit to change into.

PSHE

We will be finishing the RSE unit, looking at different kinds of relationships. We will consider what makes a positive relationship and that permission seeking is important. We will also discuss when it is appropriate to share personal and private information in a relationship.

We will also be looking at different ways to discuss and deal with stress and anxiety around tests.

Homework

Homework is set over on Thursdays and is expected to be completed by the following Tuesday.

You could also do some project work to link to our Arrivals topic and the History learning about the Windrush.

Project ideas

Interview a family member who has moved to the UK from another country. What were their experiences like?

Create a drawing, painting or model of the Windrush ship. Did you know that 1,027 people travelled from Jamaica to Britain on the Windrush in 1948?

Write a short biography of one of the following Black British people, who all have links to the Windrush generation:

  • Benjamin Zephaniah, poet
  • Floella Benjamin, author and TV presenter
  • Malorie Blackman, children’s author
  • Steve McQueen, artist and film director

…Or a project based on your own idea!

Spring Term 2022

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful holiday and you are ready for 2022!  For the whole of the Spring term our topic will be Ancient Greece.

English

This half term, we will be writing to inform. This will be linked to our history learning, and will involve research and note-taking as well as constructing organised paragraphs and joining ideas clearly.

 

Maths

This half term we will continue to work with fractions, moving on from addition and subtraction to multiplication and division. We will then be working on understanding and using decimal numbers.

Don’t forget to keep practising those times tables:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

https://tablestest.com

Understanding the World

Science

Our science topic for this half term is Animals including Humans, with a focus on the circulatory system. We will learn about the compartments of the heart and the components of blood. We will also look at the impact of diet and exercise on our bodies.

 

History

In History we will be finding out about life in Ancient Greece and considering how the Ancient Greeks have influenced our lives. We will use timelines, questioning and research to carry out historical inquiry. We will consider a wide range of topics including Greek gods and goddesses, warfare and daily life

Computing

During this half term we will be continuing to work with Crumble. We will look in more detail at how we use the programming software to control the components in the circuit. This will involve ‘de-bugging’ code and programming for a wider variety of components.

RE

In RE with will be learning about Islam. This will cover Ramadan and Id ul Fitr as well as Hajj and Id ul Adha.

 

 

Expressive Art and Design

Art

We will be working on sculpture this half term by using clay to make pots inspired by Ancient Greece.

 

Communication and Language

French

We will be looking in more depth at French texts such as stories, and identifying word classes within these texts. We will also familiarise ourselves with vocabulary for classroom routines in French.

 

Mental and Physical Wellbeing

PE

Sarah’s class will now be doing dance for indoor PE. Martha & Nora’s class and Jo’s class will be doing gymnastics. In outdoor PE we will continue with tag rugby. PE days are:

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
SarahThursdayWednesday
Martha & NoraFridayTuesday
JoFridayWednesday
Indoor PE: shorts or jogging bottoms; T-shirt.
Outdoor PE kit: tracksuit trousers; T-shirt; trainers or plimsolls.
As the children are not allowed to wear jewellery during PE, we would ask that they do not wear jewellery to school on those days. Please ensure all long hair is tied back for health and safety reasons. We will assume that the children are able to join in PE activities unless we have a letter stating otherwise.

Please ensure that all jewellery is removed on PE days, and remember that the children should be bringing in a PE kit to change into.

Please ensure that all jewellery is removed on PE days, and remember that the children should be bringing in a PE kit to change into.

PSHE

We will be learning about different ways to keep ourselves safe and healthy this term. This includes thinking about the impact of time spent online on our physical and mental health (linked to Children’s Mental Health Week https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/) and learning about legal and illegal drugs and their effects on health.

Homework

Homework is set over Teams on Thursdays and is expected to be completed by the following Tuesday.

Work for Self-isolating Children – Spring Term 2022

This work is only to be completed by children who are well but are unable to attend school due to testing positive for Covid-19.

Maths

 

Multiply fractions by integers: https://vimeo.com/475426110

Multiply fractions by fractions: https://vimeo.com/476253821

Divide fractions by integers: https://vimeo.com/476254074

Four rules with fractions: https://vimeo.com/480708159

Fractions of an amount: https://vimeo.com/480708541

Three decimal places: https://vimeo.com/487196408

Multiply decimals by integers: https://vimeo.com/490690764

English

Talk for Writing project: Monsters (see PDF below)

Topic

Research Ancient Greece! Websites you could use to help with this:

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

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/10-facts-about-the-ancient-greeks/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-greece/

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/ancient-Greece/353213

You could create an information poster about Ancient Greece to show off everything you have learnt; create a model of an Ancient Greek temple; create a travel brochure about visiting modern Greece; draw a map of Ancient Greece; make an information PowerPoint about Greek gods; or any activity of your choice linked to our topic.

Autumn 2 2021

South America

Welcome back. Hope you had a good break and are ready to face another fun-filled half term. This half term our topic will be South America.

English

argue persuade

We are going to focus on writing to persuade this half term. We will be writing a persuasive letter, to persuade our adults to take us on a trip to a country in South America. Then we will use our oracy skills to discuss the issues around climate change, in particular the effects of deforestation in the Amazon.

Maths

multiplication

This half term we will consolidate our column multiplication skills. We will also be developing our skills in long division. To finish the term we will be revisiting fractions and then learning how to multiply and divide them.

Don’t forget to keep practising those timestables:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

https://tablestest.com

Science

Science

Our science topic for this half term is electricity where we will be exploring electrical circuits. We will consider the measurements used for electricity and the different types.

Geography

South America

In geography we will be exploring the continent of South America. We will make comparisons with North America (which we learnt about in year 5) as well as the UK.

Computing

Crumble circuit

During this half term we will be experimenting with Crumble. We will use this to create different circuits and then program the software to control it.

Art

weaving

We will create looms which are then used to weave patterns inspired by South America.

RE

Hindu sign

In RE with will be learning about the Hindu religion. Within this we will consider the importance of storytelling and their views on Karma.

PE

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
JoFridayTuesday
Martha & NoraThursdayWednesday
SarahFridayWedneday
Indoor PE: shorts or jogging bottoms; T-shirt.
Outdoor PE kit: tracksuit trousers; T-shirt; trainers or plimsolls.
As the children are not allowed to wear jewellery during PE, we would ask that they do not wear jewellery to school on those days. Please ensure all long hair is tied back for health and safety reasons. We will assume that the children are able to join in PE activities unless we have a letter stating otherwise.

PE days remain the same this half term. Jo’s class will continue to do dance in indoor PE, whilst the other classes will do gymnastics. In outdoor PE we will be doing tag rugby. Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing on their PE days and all jewellery is removed.

French

french cartoon

We will be becoming meteorologists and using our knowledge of different weather types in French to present a weather report.

Work for Self-isolating Children – Autumn Term 2021

This work is only to be completed by children who are well but are unable to attend school due to testing positive for Covid-19.

Maths

Multiply 4 digit by 2 digit: https://vimeo.com/458926418

Short Division: https://vimeo.com/461398248

Division with factors: https://vimeo.com/461398665

Long division 1: https://vimeo.com/461800078

Long division 2: https://vimeo.com/463003643

Factors: https://vimeo.com/464220956

Common factors: https://vimeo.com/464241360

Common multiples: https://vimeo.com/465048249

Prime numbers: https://vimeo.com/465049678

English

Ice Matters – complete as many of the tasks as you are able about the North and South Poles.

Topic

Research the continent of South America, use the Oddizzi to help you with this:

Log in to Oddizzi using your class log in and password, ask your teacher for the password.

You could also cook a dish from one or more countries; create a model of one of the many varied landscapes; research the flora and fauna of a country on this continent; create a piece of art inspired by a South American artist.

School Journey

Thursday

What a difference a day makes!
Today was amazing! The sun was shining and we had so much fun. All of us did kayaking (I think the teachers really enjoyed chilling out in a canoe on a lake in the sun – possibly a little too much). As well as kayaking we got to build rafts and were even able to try it out on the lake. Needless to say there were some very wet children at the end of their sessions.
The food was another big hit – carb loading being the expression that springs to mind.
In the evening we had a camp fire, where we sang songs, did a talent show and saw masses of stars.

A great day was had by all.

Wednesday

What a wet day!

It seems the rain caught up with us and we spent a lot of time soggy. It didn’t damped our spirits though and we did some brilliant activities including multi vines and archery.

We’ve filled up on loads of delicious food, but a real winner was the veggie burger/hot dog and chips followed by yum yums or donuts for dinner.

The evening was finished off with a film night. A great night’s sleep was had by all, ready for a fresh day of fun and frolics.

Monday

We’ve arrived! (And thankfully the sun was shining – we’d left the rain in London.

Our first meal was a winner. We had a choice of pasta bolognaise, chicken tikka and rice or a tasty full-of-veg option. Oreo cake for pudding was a big hit too.

The various groups had different activities including laser maze and abseiling when we arrived. We then got together for a giant game of Cluedo and discovered the murder was Chris Carrot who even admitted to eating her own carrot baby!!

The night was a good one, not too many tears but plenty of chatting.

We’re looking forward to a fun-filled full day ahead today.

Look out for the postcards in the post.

Autumn 1 2021

Welcome back to Kilmorie for Year 6!

We hope you have had a wonderful holiday and are well rested and ready to get stuck into the fantastic learning we have planned for you.
We are sure it will be the best year yet!

SCHOOL JOURNEY

to JCA Condover Hall will take place in the week of 27th September-1st October. Please keep an eye out for further information over the coming weeks. Don’t worry if your child is not going to JCA – we will be planning some fun activities for those remaining at school too.

HOME LEARNING

Home learning will be given out on Thursday to be returned the following Tuesday. Please encourage your child to look over their home learning on Thursday, so their teacher can answer any questions on Friday.

Thank you in advance for your continued commitment to this aspect of your child’s learning.

Our first topic for Year 6 is Extreme Earth!

For the autumn term, Jo’s Class will be learning dance with an external coach. (The other classes will do this later in the year).

Our topic is EXTREME EARTH! This half term we will be looking at the impact of climate change on the world and exploring how we can intervene and live a more sustainable lifestyle.  As part of the topic, we will look at natural disasters around the world including volcanoes and earthquakes.

Climate change

Our English learning links to the Extreme Earth topic as we will be studying the book Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick, the tale of a girl living in a near-future Britain which is covered with water. This award-winning book will be the basis for our main writing focuses this half term: diary entries and narrative writing.

Floodland

Please remember to read at home every day! We love to hear what books you have enjoyed and to share recommendations.

Link to Talk for Writing English Booklet for children who are isolating

Our Maths focus for this half term will be number and calculation. We will be revisiting place value, rounding, using the four operations and plenty of mental maths.

As always, times tables are key for all areas of maths, so if yours need brushing up on, go to one of the following sites:

TT Rockstars

Tabletest

Links for children who are isolating.

Please use Autumn Week 1 to Week 7 on White Rose to make sure you are covering the relevant topics. There is also a link to the Oak Academy maths website on place value:

White Rose Maths

Oak Academy

In Science we will be looking at classification in the animal kingdom. We will be looking at different species of animals and how they have adapted to their environment.

In RE, we will look at rules and responsibilities and ideas of right and wrong in religious belief.

The Internet is a great place to learn and develop rewarding relationships, but with this comes great responsibility. In Computing we will explore how to stay safe on the internet and the consequences of revealing private information to a person you know only online.

Forest School

What happens at Forest School?

Forest School

Forest School focuses on developing personal, social and emotional life skills through learner-led, nature-based learning. Please help your child to remember their outdoor boots/old trainers and warm, waterproof clothes when it is their turn.

Forest School takes place in a site near the Elm Lane playing fields. If you are interested in visiting the site, have a look at Wildcat Wilderness’ webpage for upcoming events:

wildcatwilderness

French will focus on learning vocabulary for dates and weather conditions and revisiting previously learned material after the summer break.

PE

In indoor PE, we will have fitness sessions to develop flexibility, strength and stamina. In outdoor PE, we will be learning skills in volleyball and playing competitive games using principles of attack and defence.

Here are some ideas linked to our foundation learning for any children self isolating:

Here are some ideas linked to our foundation learning for any children self isolating:
Create a ‘Danger! Extreme Weather!’ information leaflet or poster that tells people what to do to stay safe.
Include a list of ways that we can help people who are involved in extreme situations.
Design, draw and label the ultimate umbrella (or another super weather object!) What features would it have? What would it look like? Why would it be better than any other?
Research the role of emergency aid workers responding to natural disasters around the world. You could display your findings in a poster or a PowerPoint.
Research and carry out an Extreme Earth experiment: this could be an exploding volcano, a ‘tornado in a jar’, or making it rain. There are lots of ideas here:
https://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-experiments.htm
Record your experiment with a video, photos or a labelled diagram.

Create a Powerpoint presentation on how people use sources of power in their homes, school or in their work. Talk about how we can reduce or save our use of energy resources. Can you include some examples of renewable energy resources?Create a piece of art inspired by extreme Earth. This could be a drawing, painting, or maybe something 3D!
Research and carry out an Extreme Earth experiment: this could be an exploding volcano, a ‘tornado in a jar’, or making it rain. There are lots of ideas here:
https://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-experiments.htm
Record your experiment with a video, photos or a labelled diagram.

 

Links to web sites to support your learning at home

Loads of resources to help with writing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/writing/

Lots of games to help with spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) on this website:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

Recommended websites for finding interesting books to read:

http://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

General Maths games on lots of topics:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html

For a Maths challenge: http://nrich.maths.org/primary-upper

For extending your French learning: https://www.duolingo.com/

Some useful information about our Science topic, ‘Living Things and their Habitats – Classification’:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z3nbcwx

https://kids.kiddle.co/Carl_Linnaeus

And finally, lots of links to information about our Extreme Earth topic:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/earth/collections/extreme_earth

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/volcanoes

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/volcanoes.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/tech/earthquakes/newsid_1894000/1894934.stm

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-earthquakes/

The Year 6 Team

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