All children have a full set of revision booklets to work in and are asked to complete ALL of the work set. Children may choose to complete more sections, if they wish. This currently applies for the first 2 weeks absence.
Writing Tasks – Have a go at some of these:
Don’t forget to use your Grammar and Punctuation Checklist
Year 6 Spelling
I know how Year 6 just love spelling so here are some resources to help you crack on and complete the statutory Year 5 and 6 list (all 104 words). Lots of you have many under your belt already. While you are learning at home, continue to choose 7 new words to learn each week. Test yourself to begin so you know with which words you are already secure; those can be scored off straight away! Practice the remaining words every day (for 10-15 minutes) using a range of strategies and tasks including looking up their meaning. Check out the Spellzone and Spelling Frame sites: on those you can create your own word lists, which will be transferred into a range of games for you to access. Also, on the Twinkl site, they have a set of activities for each word, which may help for those you find tricky. At the end of the week, ask someone to test you. Can you get them all learnt by the time we see each other again? If you have any questions just get in touch using the contact Mrs Walmsley form. I’d love to hear how you are getting on.
Your CGP books give you lots of spelling rules to practice. Below you will find posters for the rules for the Year 6 spelling patterns, which should help you work successfully…have fun exploring!
Year 6 Maths
Year 6, are you up to the challenge? Full marks in 30 minutes!!
This is no mean feat but you have all worked really hard to improve your mental maths skills and I think you are ready! Do you?
- Complete one of the attached papers (in test conditions) noting your time. Use the answer sheet to work out your areas to work on: perhaps get an adult to help with this bit. No cheating now!!
- For between 3 and 5 days, practise the objectives you find tricky. On the Topmarks site you will find a range of great games including Daily 10, which is a range of mental maths games including Speed Challenge (our favourite). Try the ixl site, as it also contains interactive questions for all the Year 6 mental maths objectives. On Snappy Maths, you will find games and mini-tests. Also, there will be pages in your CGP books you can tackle and I’ve attached some Code-Crackers.
- At the end of the week, try the same test again. Were you quicker? Did you get a higher score? Are there any objectives you need help with? Please let me know through Year 6’s contact page.
- Try again next week ! If you got full marks, can you do it again?
Who is going to be our Year 6 Arithmetic Champion? Come on…it might be YOU!!
REASONING and PROBLEM SOLVING
Your skills are developing well Year 6 but you need to keep working on them every day. With an adult, check out the following:
- Each day, White Rose (see the Home Learning link on our Coronavirus Information page) are putting out a recorded maths lesson for the objectives children should be covering at this time of year. Each lesson has follow-up activities which can be printed or accessed on-line (together with answers!) The lessons form a block building up skills over one or two weeks so accessing one each day is the ideal way. They are planning to add new lessons each week.
- At the bottom of the White Rose Home Learning page, you can also access a Power Maths textbook (on line) which will include more work on the same objectives. Under their Resources tab, you can also find their Year 6 scheme of work, which will have more linked tasks. When I publish our next timetable of work to be completed in your C.G.P. revision books, I will include work linked to the objectives covered in these on-line lessons.
- On the White Rose Resource tab, you will find Problems of the Day, similar to the ones we have been doing in school. They don’t have answers but you can always send a Contact Page email to me. If you run out, I have 2 more sets I can post!!
- On the White Rose Resource tab, they have something called Barvember. We have not used these before but we have spent ages developing our use of bar models. These would provide great opportunities to practise!!
- Have a go at the Spring Maths Activity Book
Links to Maths resources
Year 6 Topic/Science
The Year 6 team is made up of Mrs Walmsley, Mrs Jones, Mrs Clover, Mr Harness, Ms Heighton and Mrs Wilkinson.
In English, our writing will be linked to these stories, which are linked to The Power of Reading :
Through Rose’s story, we will be considering the effects of the Second World War upon children both at home and in Germany.
Our aim is to instil a passion for reading within even the most reluctant of children and a wide range of texts will be explored across the Year 6 curriculum, including within whole class and guided reading sessions.
Even in Year 6, reading out loud is vital, if children are to be able to fluently read challenging texts.We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible (both out loud and to themselves), whether they are reading their own books or those chosen from school.For every 25 adult signatures within a child’s reading diary (acknowledging a home reading session), they will receive a certificate and raffle tickets for our prize draw. We are also hoping children will bring in a photo of them reading in the most exciting of places, for display in our comfy, cosy reading ” chill out” zone.
Each week, children will learn new spelling patterns, homophones and a selection of words from the statutory Year 5 and 6 list, through a range of strategies, to become confident, skilful spellers.Each child will bring home their own short list of words to work on and their success will be assessed randomly via dictation and challenges.
This term we will be focusing on Light, Forces and Adaptation.
This term, in preparation for SATs, the children will receive an assortment of revision homework (mostly to complete during the week) across the core subjects. The children will be advised when it is due in, as all homework will be discussed and marked together during lesson time. Additional support is available most lunchtimes for those who need it.
This spring term, children will have two PE sessions both on a Wednesday but each focusing on diverse skills: one with a Grimsby Town PE coach and the other with a dance coach . For PE children are expected to wear a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls when we are indoor, and tracksuit bottoms and trainers when outdoor. Please ensure that girls have long hair tied back and that they have spare socks in their bag for the days they are wearing tights!
We believe that it is in the best interest of the children to create strong links between home and school. As such, please do not hesitate to come and see one of our team if you have any questions or concerns at all.