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Year 6 (Class 13)

Saturday 18th July 2020

The Year 6 team would like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents and children for the wonderful cards, gifts and thank yous - it definitely feels like you know us incredibly well!

We are all overwhelmed with your generosity and your kindness and can not thank you enough - so if you are one of the parents who made time to say 'thank you' or wish us a happy summer please know that it means so much to us all!

We had a lovely final morning with Year 6 and it was great to be able to mark the end of their primary education even if it wasn't in the usual way or in the way we would have liked.  The morning was calm and enjoyable if a little emotional for us all.  We took lots of pictures and these will be posted on here at the beginning of next week so please do take a look!

We have all had a strange end to the year including you as parents but we can't thank you enough for your understanding and support during these strange times.  We've been lucky enough to work with different teachers and teaching assistants during term 6 as well as the usual Year 6 team.  A massive thank you to Mrs Onion, Mrs Milne, Mrs Fosdike, Mrs Harrop, Mrs Logan, Mr Churchill, Mrs Dobson and Mrs O'Dea for supporting the Year 6 children and of course Mrs Randall and I would like to thank each other (why wouldn't we?).

To each and every one of you have a wonderful summer and please do let us know how your children get on in Year 7 - they'll be amazing we're sure!

The Year 6 team.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Hi everyone!  It's great seeing so many of you back in school; we can't believe how quickly these final few weeks have gone.  The homework this week was to look again at the art PowerPoint we looked at in class and decide on the type of art you like the most: pointillism, abstract, cubism or pop art.  If you can find an example as inspiration for your own piece for next week that's great if not we have some examples you can use!  We are unable to upload the PowerPoint but it is on both Teams pages.

 

See you all next week!

Monday 11th May 2020

Welcome to what would have been SATs week - how different things are from the way we expected and planned for!

We hope you are all well.

It's great to see all the work that the children are submitting via Purple Mash and we've had a couple of pieces e-mailed - we always love to see the children's work and we love to keep in touch so please do keep in contact in whichever way is suitable for you and your child(ren).

See below for some more reading comprehensions to carry out.

Take care and keep in touch.

The Year 6 teamsmiley

Friday 1st May 2020

Please find below 3 reading comprehensions which can be worked through in addition to the learn pack you have been provided with.

 

Each comprehension comprises of 3 texts and 3 sets of questions (and answers) each one getting progressively more challenging.

 

E.g. 'A hung parliament' has 3 texts and 3 sets of questions.

This means there are 9 comprehensions in total. We would suggest deciding which level of challenge is suitable and using that text and set of questions.  We WOULDN'T suggest your child(ren) doing all three texts based on the same title.

 

We know it might be difficult to access these on the screen, however, you will see from the size of the resource it wasn't practical to print a set for each child.

 

We hope this all makes sense!

 

The Year 6 team

Thursday 30th April

Hello again everyone!

All the Year 6 staff are missing the children and families so much and send our best wishes to all of you!

The next learn pack will be available tomorrow and we hope there is something in there for everyone.  We have attached some documents to support these and re-attached the spelling lists to support with the spelling activities in the first pack (see below).

We have e-mailed all the children via Purple Mash and we are looking forward to keeping in touch with them while this strange situation continues.

We obviously look forward to getting back to some kind of normal as soon as it's possible.  Until then, continue to keep in touch and keep an eye on the links we will continue to add. 

We are also going to make 3 reading comprehensions available each week for the next 3 weeks. 

We hope you are all well and continue to stay safe!

 

The Year 6 team

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Welcome back to Term 5 - not entirely in the normal way!

We hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Hopefully, you and your child(ren) have found some of the tasks and activities in their pack enjoyable and good to share.

The calculation policy and a document offering ideas for supporting numeracy at home are now on the website.  Look at the main 'Class Pages' page - you'll find them at the bottom.

Below are some more links you might find useful.

The Jigsaw one in particular (thank you Ms Evans) will be useful to support general well-being in what is a confusing and difficult time for us all.

We wish you all well, take care and we hope to see you soon.

The Year 6 team.

 

BBC Bitesize: have put together some daily lessons for each year group starting from today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Jigsaw PHSE: Jigsaw PSHE have provided these free materials to help support children and families during lockdown. Below are two links to stories with activities. The stories are suitable for children 5 +.

 

https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home-1/

https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home-2/

Tuesday 14th April 2020

 

Hello again to you all!  We hope you're managing to enjoy the sunshine and have had a good, if different, Easter weekend.

We have added some documents here to support the learning pack that will be available to you from Friday 17th April.

We miss you all and hope to see you soon.

Take care.

The Year 6 team.

Tuesday 7th April 2020

 

Hello again to all the parents, carers and children that are visiting this page.  We hope you are all keeping well, looking after each other and enjoying some of the sunshine of the Easter Holidays.

The Year 6 team continue to miss the children and hope it won't be long until we can all get together again!

The learning packs for Term 5 will be issued soon and there will be some supporting documents on here so keep a look out for those!

 

Take care.

 

The Year 6 team!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Another useful link (thanks Mrs Swan)

This offers daily maths lessons with videos and work to complete. 

It covers each year group and looks really good.

Take a look!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Take care!

Spelling lists - look for the spellong activities in the next learn pack!

Sunday 29th March 2020:

The Year 6 team would like to send our love and best wishes to the children and their families at this time.

 

We will leave the links to educational websites on so please continue to use these. Please also see the uploaded documents providing investigations and activities.  

 

There are some topic activities that should provide some revision for our current topic 'Blood Heart'.  Ideally, the 'label the heart' should be completed first (the other activities will give the answers to this task). 

 

We will update these regularly so you can continue to support your children at home and we will try to ensure that these are in the form of word documents where possible.

Please find below a list of helpful websites that can be used to support your child's learning at home.

 

PurpleMash: 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/StNicolasOX14

Please see your child's homework book for their login.

 

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

 

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

 

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

 

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Drama - we used drama to create stories including a dilemma or a problem! We used 'The Caravan' by Pie Corbett as inspriation!

Welcome back for Term 4!

 

We hope you have had a lovely half-term break and you are excited to be back for another busy term!

We are delighted to say that Miss Browne to the year 6 team! She will be working across the year group providing extra support to both classes.

 

The Year 6 P.E. lessons will take place on a Monday afternoon this term and will be taken by Mr Spooner and Mrs Mathers; as always please make sure children have their P.E. kits in school every day to allow for timetable changes.

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