Welcome to Year 6
Hi there Year 6. Mrs N (Miss H) here!
It is very quiet in school and I am missing you all. I hope you are enjoying time with your family. I want to use this page as a bit of an information page for Year 6. Tweet or email the school pictures of work/activities/things you are proud of – it would be fantastic to see what you all are up to.
Please remember in this tricky time, YOU are all AWESOME!
Wednesday 8th April
Hi Year 6,
We had an exciting day on Saturday: it was James Brown’s (my dog’s) birthday! I have added a Maths challenge to try and work out how old he turned – I wouldn’t let you know that easily! 🙂 Guess James Brown’s birthday – click to see the clues.
I also helped Mr Niblock prepare a decorate-an-egg competition entry. I wonder if you can guess all the egg jokes that are included in the picture below! Email me anything Easter-related that you are making – I would love to see them.
I found a lovely video on a favourite teaching website of mine. I have turned it into a game of I-Spy.
Thank you for the emails this week, especially to those who had a go at the maths challenge below. Congratulations to those who completed it!
Wednesday 1st April
This week, James Brown and I have been enjoying yoga each day, having a good sort of the cellar and enjoying some puzzles. Have I been practising my French? Bien sur (of course)!!
I’ve included a story (here) that I was emailed this week by an awesome writer in our class! AND thank you for the emails to see who has been having a go at the SPaG emoji puzzle (see Vocab Ninja emoji puzzle below).
If you fancy a puzzle, I saw this that you could all have a go at…remember to persevere (keep trying and don’t give up!).
To complete the puzzle, you add two numbers, that are next to each other, together. Then the total is written in the box above them.
For example: 14 + 21 = 35. So I would write 35 in the box above those two numbers.
I’ve also found a pretty cool book whilst I was having a tidy…
Monday 30th March
I have found a cool emoji challenge for you all!
Can you work out the hidden SPaGs in this Emoji Challenge? It can be found on Vocabulary Ninja Twitter page.
I’ll give you an answer for free! Answer 8 is A-Post-Trophy…apostrophe…
I haven’t got them all yet…email the school or post on twitter if you find all the answers! See if you can beat me!
Below, I have attached some ideas for learning for you to access. There’s also lots of learning ideas on Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest that all children could enjoy so I will also include some of those.
I would love to see how your project on Evolution is going, so please e mail me updates or post them on the school Twitter page!
For your topic, I have found lots of Powerpoints/videos/fact sheets/websites…
Best-selling children’s author and TV star David Walliams is to read an audio story every day for a month. Click on the link to watch!
Oxford Owl (link below) offers FREE e-books via their website, all you need to do is create a login. Lots of books, both Fiction and Non-Fiction, that we use in school are available along with interactive teaching resources and activities. Definitely worth a look!
Another way to borrow books to read or listen to for free is through your local library and an APP called BorrowBox. All you need to do is download the App and then login with your library account details that can be found on your library card- simple! If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one online:
Obviously, I want to hear all about what you have been reading while school is closed. If you would like to review one of your books, click the link or create your own book review. Each book review will be worth 5 tickets in our reading raffle when we get back to school!
There are lots of audio books on Youtube – we listened to all of those Roald Dahl books in the last week from Youtube. They are lovely to share with siblings or family, or even just to listen by yourself when you’re having a relax. You could even use an audio book for your book review.
Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone: Harry Potter audio book
Have some fun with your writing and have a look through some of these creative writing prompts. Choose one and complete the writing challenge. I can’t wait to read some of these by e mail or when we are back at school!
Some of these writing prompts may be useful to all you budding authors!
There are lots of great videos on the website Literacy Shed. These are great places to start to inspire different styles of writing.
I will include my favourite below. Think about what type of writing you could do for this video: a diary from the perspective of the divers; a description of the action and setting; or a commentary from a person watching the diving competition.
In this folder are some of the weekly spelling tests we use through Year 6. If you want to learn beyond the 3 weeks we have given in your folders, you are more than welcome!
Here is a list of those tricky words which you need to learn over the course of Year 5 and 6.
If you want to mix up the way you learn your spellings, use this selection of simple ideas. Many of these we already use in school.
White Rose have released clips linked to some topics in maths to support your learning. There are also ‘Problems of the Day’ to get those brains busy!
Remember to keep working on your times tables using Times Tables Rockstars. I hope to be seeing a lot more Rock Legends and Rock Heros!
I have included below the SATs practise papers from previous years. As scary as they might seem to some, these tests are super for looking at tricky word problems.
Great range of crafty ideas
Join in a 20 minute daily PE session with Joe Wicks. We are doing this in school each day- it would be lovely to all be doing the same lesson together!
Relax and get energised with these wonderful ‘Cosmic Yoga’ sessions. Again, this is a session we are doing at school each day as well.
If you love a bit of historical fact finding, then use these links to find out more about your chosen time period.
Practical guide to supporting your child’s learning at home and a home learning pack from Classroom Secrets Kids
Use this time to learn a bit of sign language with Natasha Lamb.
Twinkl is offering parents a one month Ultimate Membership totally free of charge.
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You can find answers to the maths and grammar hammer sheets given in your packs by clicking on the links below.
If you are struggling with some of the Year 6 grammar, here are some videos and learning tips here: Grammar tip
Don’t feel you have to mark them but if you want to see how you’ve got on, have a look!
Links coming soon.