Dear Year 6, we hope that you are well and keeping safe in these unprecedented times! Here is your week 2 schedule and we hope that you are able to work through some of our schedule for the week. Remember this is only a guide! You do not need to do everything on this schedule. When schools shut on Friday 20th all education was suspended, so please don't feel that you HAVE to do everything on this list. We are here to provide you with tools to aid your learning if you wish. Each family may have different ways of approaching our suggested learning. The priority is the well being of you and your family. Home schooling will feel different in lots of ways. Make sure that you try to work but also take a break and understand that parents are trying to help you.
Below you can find the next 2 weeks tasks.
We will continue to communicate with you using the preferred Upper KS2 method of GoBubble.
Your Logins for this were all given to you during your GoBubble lessons, have been delivered to the Class Whatapp group, or can be obtained through the office if required.
We wish you all the best, and miss you all loads.
Mrs Rackliff, Mrs Collett & Mrs Stanford.
THINGS TO BE WORKING ON EACH DAY
The most important things to continue daily are:
* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed. If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review - Template available in ADDITIONAL WEBSITE LINKS BELOW
Don't forget you can continue to do AR quizzes on books that you have read - see the ADDITIONAL WEBSITE LINKS BELOW
* Times Tables: Learning their times tables by heart and then practising theses on the TTRS website. Their logins are in their Reading Record Books.
* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week. You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered. This is a good time to practise joined neat handwriting presentation while they learn the new spellings also. Play as many games as possible online using their logins.
ADDITIONAL WORK TO DO WITH YOUR CHILD IF YOU WISH
Below is a selection of work that your children can do. The 10-4-10 packs are short, sharp pieces of work that take 10 minutes a day. We have included Maths standard, Maths above standard, English writing, GPS and English reading. Your child should try to do a little each day to keep their learning fresh in their minds.
We have also included a Reading Revision guide to assist the children to understand what the questions are looking for in a particular context. (We have included the answers so you can mark your child's work....but don't let them see them )
Please log on to Oddizzi geography website: https://www.oddizzi.com/
Username: HFS Year 6
There are quizzes, facts and lots of information about all aspects of the geography curriculum!
Remember what work we have done on the Shang Dynasty, is there any more you can discover?
Dear all. In these troubling times our faith becomes all the more important to us. On our 'Our Faith' page I have added many resources for RE that include prayers, Easter Stories, Learning resources and much more that you can share/do with your child. These resources are updated weekly. Please click on the link below, which will take you directly to Our Faith page.
This week's learning is about being at home with a video clip, vocabulary to learn and a memory recall exercise at the end.
ADDITIONAL WEBSITES LINKS
The following sites are allowing parents to go for free and access work for their children. Twinkl & Hamilton have masses of resources for you to access across English, Maths, Science, AR etc.
Go mad while all these FREE resources are available......download bits and bobs to work on later. Have fun with your learning. Explore new areas and topics!
Dear all - as you are all aware the SATS for this year have been cancelled. BUT if you still want your child to stay on top of their learning the following revision guides, PowerPoints, white board sessions and documents cover a huge range of school curricullm.
Even if your child works on a couple of these guides a week it will reinforce their learning and enable them to keep their learning up to date. It's all good practice.
Please click the link below.
Year 6, the final class of your primary school journey!! In year 6 it’s not all about SAT’s and tests, it’s also about creating strong resilient individuals that can make the transition from primary to secondary school. We start the year with Grafham Water, a superb way to gel together as a class, work on team building and problem solving skills and face challenges and obstacles together.
From here we build upon this and find leaders for school roles and work on independence and responsibility.
We hope you enjoy this page and the journey we are all about to embark on....Let’s follow that rainbow. 🌈🌈
• Be positive about homework and tell your child how important it is. The attitude you express about homework will be the attitude your child acquires.
• The best time for children to do their homework is soon after they arrive home. A short break and snack is recommended first.
• Provide a reasonably quiet and suitable place where your child can work.
Make sure that paper, pencils and a dictionary are available and appropriate.
• When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.
This week is all about Science. Today, the children learnt how science is used in Forensics. They had their own crime scene to investigate, collecting DNA and using the evidence gathered to find their suspect. Sherlock Holmes 🕵️♂️ would have been proud!!
The Mouse Experiment 🐁🐁🐁
As a continuation of science week year 6 along with the rest of the school took part in the Mouse Experiment. This was measuring the distance a paper mouse travelled when exploded from different types of plastic bottle. The year 6’s had great fun with this investigation.
BLOOD MAKING 🩸🩸🩸
As part of their science topic -Animals including Humans, the children are studying the circulatory systems. Today they have learnt about the different components of blood. They have also learnt about the function of the blood.
The children got the opportunity to make their own blood using oats (Platelets). Cheerios (red blood cells), marshmallows (white blood cells) yellow water (plasma) and red water (to represent the red blood cells in liquid form).
We have had a very busy book week in school!! The children worked very hard on book reviews, met their reading partners for the first time and read stories with them (whilst munching biscuits 🍪🍪. Plus we had the Reading experts ‘Just Imagine’ come in and talk the children through the new Reading Review app, and introduce them to all the new books we have in school that run alongside the app. Phew.....what a busy book week...time for a rest for all.....let’s sit and read a book!
LENTEN - PRETZELS
The class today made Lenten Pretzels. These lovely morsels originated in Germany in the seventh century when the Catholic faith had very strict rules on what you could eat through Lent (No dairy, meat or eggs could be eaten). A monk created a basic bread that could be eaten and shaped it in the shape we see today to signify the crossed arms of the children when they said their prayers.
The Latin word 'Bracellae' - little arms was used which in Germany became 'bretzel' and then 'pretzel'. The holes in the pretzel signify the Holy Father, Son and Spirit.
The children loved making these pretzels, measuring the ingredients, kneading the dough and shaping their breads. (They enjoyed eating them too!)
The children researched the religion of Hinduism this week. They researched the different Gods, how Hindus worship. They learnt about their temples, culture and symbols. The children then created information booklets detailing all of their knowledge.
🐉🐉THE SHANG DYNASTY 🐉🐉
Year 6 have been studying the Shang Dynasty of ancient China. As well as doing large amounts of research, making exploding books and creating time lines the children have made their own Oracle bones out of clay. Oracle bones were used for divination and were made from pieces of ox or turtle bones.
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
In RE year 6 have been learning and investigating the Dead Sea scrolls. Where they were found, what was on them and how they influenced religion today. The class have made their own Dead Sea scrolls for our RE board.
YEAR 6 H&R DAY
Year 5 and 6 had a joint H&R session today and they had a great time playing Kahoot and taking the Great Year 5 & 6 Quiz. Year 5 were overall winners! Snacks were provided by Mrs Collett and Mr Fife and a great time was had by all!!!
CHILDREN IN NEED
YEAR 6 took part in the Joe Wicks Morning Move for Children in Need. They had an enjoyable morning getting their hearts pumping for the day ahead!❤️❤️❤️ Well done year 6 and thanks to all who sponsored them.
ANTI BULLYING WEEK🤛🏻
In year 6 this week we discussed all the different people and organisations children can turn to when they need someone to listen.
We talked about what qualities we want these people/organisations to have.
We then drew pictures representing the above whilst listening to Rachael Lynne - Dare to be Different (anti-bullying video).
The Always Club in Year 6 is a club that the children get into when they are 'ALWAYS' doing the right thing. This half terms treat was Pizza!! A fun time was had by all. Well done 'Always' kids.
AROUND THE WORLD DAY - JAPAN 🇯🇵🇯🇵
Year 6 spent today learning about a young girl from Japan called Sudako.
In 1945 when the Hiroshima bomb was dropped Sudako was only 2 years old. The affects from the bomb didn’t become visible for another ten years.
This young girl, who was a keen runner from school, was told by a friend while in hospital, that if she made 1000 origami cranes her wishes would be granted. She wished to be well again and the Leukaemia to be gone, so she could return to school. Unfortunately this did not happen. When she made her last crane #643 she wrote the word ‘Peace’, on it, in the hope there would be peace in the world.
Her school friends carried on making the cranes after her death and asked all children affected by war to remember Sudako.
History Walk - WWII
Today the children walked into Witham to look at the building that have survived since WWII. They looked at the architecture and what the buildings are used for now compared to what they were used for in the war.
We then went to the War memorial and looked at the courageous and brave people from Witham that sacrificed their lives for us in WWII. The class are going to pick people from the war and investigate where they lived and how they died.
Science - Light - Making Periscopes
To study how light travels and reflects off surfaces, the children followed instructions and made periscopes out of cereal boxes and mirrors.
What we are covering -AUTUMN TERM 🎃🍁🍂