Welcome to Year 6
I am Mrs Whalley and I teach Year 6 for four days of the week. I am also Deputy Head, Key Stage 2 Lead, Maths Lead and share the RE lead.
On Tuesdays, Mrs Kozyra, who shares the lead of RE teaches Year 6 RE and SPAG and runs ‘The Young Leaders Award’ in school with Year 6, which is a unique active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their local community whilst growing in key leadership skills at the same time.
Our Cornerstones Creative Curriculum studies for the SUMMER term is: The Maya civilisation
We are really looking forward to this term and all the exciting things to come!
Talking to your child about why we are not in school.
Look at the links below for advice on discussing the current issues with young children.
Below, you will find an array of learning and activities for your children during this time. (Maths, English, History/Geography, Science, Wellbeing, Physical Activities).
Please ensure you have a good look at everything! There are lots of useful websites suggested too that you may want to access with your children.
CLICK ON THE SUBJECT NAME TO SEE LEARNING FOR THAT WEEK
Week Fifteen (6/7/20)
Dear Year 6
We have now had one week back at school and you have all settled back in amazingly. You are all working so hard in class and Mrs Anderton has told me how your Microsoft Teams lessons are going if you are still at home. Keep up the good work! You will see that Maths, English, Topic work and Art is on the class web page. This week’s Maths is Percentages of amounts and Ratio. In English we will be continuing with our story ‘Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick’. In art we are continuing to explore emotions in art and this week we are focusing on Pablo Picasso. This week, a transition booklet will be coming home to you so you can fill that in as we will be doing at school. You may have received some information from your high schools about transitioning in September and I have been asked by the High Schools to give a detailed explanation of who your friends are and ideas for tutor groups. If you have any requests, please send them to me and I will put them down on your forms for the high school. I hope you have a great week at home or school.
Monday Percentages Power-point Version
Monday Percentages PDF Version
Wednesday Ratio Power-point Version
Monday – Monday ppt
Part Two Chapter Three Floodland Power-point Version
Part Two Chapter Four Floodland Power-point Version
Tuesday – Comparison grid
Thursday SPaG – Hyphen Questions
TOPIC Powerpoint – Year 6 deforestation
Week Fourteen (29/6/20)
Dear Year 6
Some of you will be returning to school this week with me and Mrs Knowles and some of you will remain at home. If you are still at home, Mrs Anderton will now be the teacher you will contact if you have any questions. Also if you have any work to put on the class instagram account, please forward it to Mrs Anderton’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org You will see that Maths, English and Topic work is available on the webpage. Maths learning will now be powerpoint lessons, which I will be teaching in school too. There are questions and answers within the powerpoints for Monday to Thursday’s lessons. Tuesday remains your arithmetic online session with Mrs Anderton and we will be doing arithmetic at school too. The topic this week is focusing on environmental issues and the different types of pollutions. I was shocked when I read about the different facts – I think you will be too. This week’s art focuses on our new art topic ’emotions in art’ and this week we will be focusing on how Kandinsky achieved this in his artwork. I look forward to seeing examples of your own work inspired by Kandinsky. Have a great week and I will be back here at the end of this week to see how you have been and to put on next week’s work. As Friday is deep cleaning at school and PPA, you will notice that your timetable goes from Monday to Thursday. On Friday, if there is any topic, science, artwork or DT work you would like to complete, then please do. I know Mr Stenson is working very hard to ensure we can get back together as a whole class before the end of term, so I look forward to that.
Monday Four Operations Power-point Version
Monday Four Operations PDF Version
Wednesday Four Operations Power-point Version
Wednesday Four Operations PDF Version
Thursday Four Operations Power-point Version
Thursday Four Operations PDF Version
30/06/20 – Tuesday activity
01/07/20 – Wednesday activity
PART One – Chapter One Floodland Power-point
PART Two – Chapter One Floodland PDF Version
SPaG – Thursday 2nd July Activity – Colon and Semi colon questions
Week Thirteen (22/6/20) English Maths Science Geography Art – Guacometti Week 2 Art – Illusion Art Part 2
25/6/20 – SPaG Follow Up Activity – Apostrophes Questions
Activity One Science Resources: Website links:
Activity Two Science Resources:
Activity Three Science Resources:
- Guide to Special Species cards
- Special Species Name cards
Activity Four and Five Science Resources:
Activity Six Science Resources:
19/6/20: Web page link for maths: https://mr-mathematics.com/pull-up-nets/
19/6/20 Cube pull up net template
19/6/20 Cuboid pull up net template
Week Eleven (8/6/20) English Maths History Activities for D-Day Art (Fun Palm Art) Continue with last week’s micro-organism science
Week Ten (1/6/20) English Maths Science Art (Have a go at some 3D modelling – using household objects in the style of Darrell Wakelam) History (Maya explorers and primary/secondary sources) Read through the Powerpoint – Slide 9 explains your History work – resources are below
Activity 1 – Introduction to Microbe/Micro-organisms Powerpoint 1
Activity 1 – Introduction to Microbe/Micro-organisms Powerpoint 2
History – Activity Historical Picture Study Analysis Sheet
History – Frederick Catherwood Photos for analysis
Week Nine (18/5/20). English Maths Science Heart model Activity Science Muscles Activity Geography Art
Link to Maths 18/5/20 Video: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/31/reading-pie-charts/
Link to Maths 18/5/20 Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/pie-charts-pdf.pdf
Link to Maths 22/5/20 – diagnostic questions
Week Eight (11/5/20). English Maths Science Capillary Action Experiment Science – Make a lung model Science – Measuring Pulse Rates Art (optical illusion drawings)
Link to Maths 14/5/20 Video: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/19/line-graphs-video/
Link to Maths 14/5/20 Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/19/line-graphs-questions/
Week Seven (4/5/20). English Maths Science History Science Challenge Design and Technology
Week Six (27/4/20). English Maths Art 1 Art 2 Science Challenge
5 Day Act Fast Challenge First Aid (Are you ready to complete the 5-day First Aid Challenge?) – Each day you will learn new first aid skills. There is also a daily challenge to complete in your own time. Find the booklet here. (click on the days below to link to the videos on YouTube).
Day 1 Signs of life Calling 999 What3Words Challenge Day 2 Looking after your casualty ABC Challenge Day 3 Safe Airway Position Video Challenge Day 4 CPR Defibrillator Challenge Day 5 First aid for bleeding Bandaging Challenge
Each day you will learn new first aid skills. There is also a daily challenge to complete in your own time. All videos can be found on the Act Fast First Aid You Tube Channel
The school has subscribed to MyMaths, an interactive Maths website for teaching, learning, revising and enjoying mathematics. Usernames and passwords have been given to pupils in years 1 – 6 and sent home to parents in a letter.
- How do I find the homework my child has been set? When you go to the MyMaths homepage you will need to log in using your child’s new school username and password. You will then see some more boxes labelled ‘My Portal’ where you can put in your child’s username and password. In here you should see your child’s homework on the first screen you come to. If you can’t see it, then make sure you are on your homework page by clicking the ‘My Homework’ tab on the left hand side of the page.
Any further questions or queries please speak to your child’s class teacher
A TWINKL login
Also included will be a Twinkl login for Parents that will allow you to access a whole host of resources to support your child, including SAT style papers, themed helpsheets and activities with crib sheets.
Very Useful Websites
(links to home learning tasks will be here)
In school we use White Rose Maths to plan our class mathematics. Please find the link to the White Rose learn from home site. Here is a link to fractions and decimals so they can recap learning.
5 a Day – 5 a day maths questions, plus videos and worksheets on many areas of maths – suitable for Years 3 – 6.
IXL Learning – Please try to use this at least once per week.
The website gives children questions based on mathematics that we have already learnt about in class and will hopefully encourage them to revisit concepts from earlier in the year.
Gareth Metcalfe Live Maths Daily Lessons – live lessons and resources for KS2 children and ideas for activities and games for younger children for maths.
Maths Made Easy – Interactive and downloadable resources for Years 1 – 6.
STEM Maths – Be A Mathematician – lots of Maths games and challenges to download for ages 5-14.
Maths Shed – Maths games and resources for all year groups.
Log on to World Book Reader using the login details below, choose a book and write a review of that book – include what you like about it; what you think other people would like about it; include interesting facts or quotes from the book in your review; give the book a rating and draw a front cover to go along with your book review.
Pobble – Writing activities for English
Literacy zone – Words and Spellings/SPAG/Writing
50 best books for 11 – 12 year olds – comprehensive list of great reads for 11 – 12 year olds
Science Museum Games and Apps – a selection of science-focused games and activities
Primary Homework help has several fun online interactive activities to help with topic/science homework
Crickweb Science – Science games, interactive science resources and activities for your IWB, PC or Mac. Learning science facts about light, variation, magnets, springs, earth, sun and moon, changing states, materials, life cycles, habitats, minibeasts and our body.
Science Quizzes – Enjoyable KS2 Science revision quizzes to teach students in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
Tate Kids – Art and Design focused activities and games
Paul Carney Online drawing Programme – Fantastic Drawing Lessons (Foundation Stage/Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced)
Try to do at least one active activity per day!
PE Passport provides lots of really lovely videos to stay active with challenges that you can easily do at home! – daily challenges
Super Movers is a really fun website to use for actively learning. This is also where our Times Table songs that we dance to in class are!(‘hey ho, the three times table etc.)
Joe Wicks has lots of great fitness videos (‘5 minute move’) for children. They are really fun and get you up on your feet!
If you want to have a little relax, try some yoga. Cosmic Kids have some lovely yoga videos for you to join in with and some follow the theme of a story (Harry Potter etc.)
Files to Download
Maths Year 6