The Smashing Sixes

Home Learning Week Beginning 18.5

Friday May 22nd English

 Our final push to master apostrophes!

All the work is explained on the PowerPoint. Please write your answers either in your exercise book and send me a photo or write them straight onto your portfolio. There are three short exercises to do.

Friday May 22nd Maths

 This week`s game is the well - known  game of Countdown.

No evidence required- enjoy playing it!

https://nrich.maths.org/6499

Friday    Music

For our final Music lesson of the half term, you are going to put to use all your experiments with sounds that you found in your home and what you found out about the Doctor Who theme tune last week.

I would like you to compose a repeated rhythm on a Doctor Who theme.

In music ,the name for a repeated rhythm is : a loop or a riff or an ostinato.

Choose a name from the programme that you think has a good rhythm.Or you could choose two or three and continually repeat them.

Ideas: Doctor Who   Jodie Whittaker  Exterminate! Regenerate   

Cybermen  Dalek   Tardis.  You may have  some other ideas.

Choose a suitable instrument or more than one from your home.Play the rhythm of your word(s) over and over again.Could you get louder until you come to a dramatic ending?

(Be careful not to get faster as you get louder.)Louder then softer again?Gradually faster? You could chant the words as you play.

If you prefer, make up some electronic music in Doctor Who style on your keyboard.

Please send me a video of your tune for me to enjoy .

 

 

Friday 22nd  Spanish

 For our final lesson using the verb to have: tener, I would  like you to write me some sentences. Tell me all about your pets ,and how many brothers, sisters and cousins you have

The instructions are all on the PowerPoint slide 6. Look back at the other slides for vocabulary and to remind you how to write the verb :to have.

Please write your sentences on your portfolio or send me a photo of them

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Thursday May 21st  History

 Our last piece of work on Prehistory.

Farmers really got going during the Iron Age: it is your task this week to find out why .What were the results of them growing much more food? You are going to make a cause and effect arrow diagram in your exercise books.

1. Read the information and instruction sheet carefully.

2. Cut out the pictures from the other sheet. Arrange them in your book -you may need a double page spread.Draw cause and effect arrows to link them. The finished effect should look more like a web than a chain: some pictures will have more than one arrow going to them and coming from them.  

Please send me a photo of your diagram.


Thursday 22nd May Art

 Design  and make your own Celtic -inspired object.The Pinterest website has a good range of examples using coloured paper, foil and cardboard. You could make a brooch, shield or sculpture. If you don`t actually want to make something, you could design a pattern for a new wallpaper or a design to go on a mug or T-shirt.

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/

Please send me a photo of your design or object.

Year 5 and 6 RE

Year 5 and 6 Science

Home Learning Week Beginning 11.5

Picture news resources

Year 5 and 6 RE

Year 5 and 6 Science

Home Learning  Week Beginning 4.5

Year 5 & 6 Science

Year 5 & 6 RE

Thursday May 14th  Lesson 3 History

 How well can I understand why Bronze Age and Iron Age people built hill forts?

Back to work on the Bronze Age and the Iron Age!

I am sending you quite a large PowerPoint. Slides 1-9 are helpful information that you may want to read.

I would really like you to do the written task deciding why they built hill forts using slides 9 to 15. Read the information carefully then write the correct sentences in your exercise book.

Take a photo of your work and put it in your portfolio.

However, I would also be happy with a photo of one of the optional activities on slide 16 -building a hill fort model or a model roundhouse. You can do the written and practical activities if you want!

Thurs Lesson 4 Art


 How well can I create Celtic inspired stone art?

Read through the step-by-step guide on the PowerPoint. Recreate your own Celtic stone art. You could do this as a large scale image with socks, Lego, towels or pebbles to represent the raised spirals if you do not have wool, string or glue available. You could also make a printing block using card and string.

Please send me a photo of your finished work.

 

Friday 15th May   Lesson 1 English

 

How well can I add apostrophes to singular and irregular plural nouns? (revision lesson)

Some people found our last lesson on 1st May a little difficult and some of you didn`t send your answers in , so I thought it best to go over the topic again before we move on to plurals next week.

Please mark and  send me a photo of your answers.

Friday  Lesson 2   Maths

  I have set you a game to play with your Mum, Dad or elder brother or sister.Can you beat them?

https://nrich.maths.org/10080

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

You can play online or print it off.

No evidence needed.

Friday  Lesson 3 Music

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/classical-music-delia-derbyshire-doctor-who-theme/zfh792p

How well can I learn about how the first electronic music was created?

1.Go on the BBC Ten Pieces Trailblazers  website and follow the link to Delia Derbyshire: Doctor Who theme.

2. Watch the video where Segun Akinola shows you how Delia Derbyshire developed the Doctor Who theme tune. (Watch the original 1963 black- and -white clip too if you want to.)

3. Answer these questions in your books or straight onto your portfolio .The text on the webpage is also useful.

A.In 1963 ,this kind of music was "out-of-this-world."! No-one had heard anything like it before.

How was music normally played?

B Look carefully at the machines with spools turning round (like wheels).People are carefully threading some thin plastic stuff onto them. What is this plastic stuff called?

C. The sounds were recorded onto the plastic stuff .Then what happened to turn the sounds into the Doctor Who tune?

Please send me a photo of your answers or  upload your portfolio page.

Friday Lesson 4   Spanish

 How well can I learn the verb to have?

A quick practice today! 

Follow the instructions on the PowerPoint slide.

You don`t have to send me any evidence but you may like to impress me with a video of you speaking in Spanish!


Thursday May 7th  lessons 3 and 4    V E Day preparations

 Instead of our usual lessons  on Thursday afternoon, all classes will be doing some activities ready for VE Day on Friday 8th May.

Evidence: a photo of some VE Day activity that you have been doing.

May 8th 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the day that World War II ended in EUROPE. V E stands for Victory in Europe.The Allies would continue fighting against Japan until 15th August 1945-VJ Day, the actual end of the war. One fascinating fact that I learnt this week is that ,on VE Day , the Channel Islands, which are part of the UK, were still occupied by the Germans!

For a lively introduction to VE Day, watch the Horrible Histories VE Day song.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-songs-ve-day-song

After you have sung along,  I would like you  to watch part of Mr T`s Primary History video about VE Day. You need to click on KS2 on the Home page. You may find the black- and -white newsreel of VE Day interesting to watch too. (No TV News during WWII - only newsreel shown in cinemas.)

https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/75th-anniversary-ve-day

If you begin at 18 mins into the video, you will start at the task. This consists of comparing a photo of a VE Day party to what his grandparents told him about it.  Those of you who really love History will find the whole video helpful as it revises  the History timeline we have done this year and explains the causes of World War II.

 Art activity

You may like to print out some ready designed bunting to put up from the zip file (or many websites.)

You could print out the bunting to colour in.

If you fancy making a design of  your own, have a look at the two logos that have been designed for VE Day. I  think the lines are like the beams of searchlights in the sky that looked out for enemy aircraft.The lines have been used to block out areas of different colours. The VE Day lettering is another block of colour. Why not print out one of the colouring designs and experiment with your own colour schemes or copy one of the logos and change the colours?

Dance your way through VE Day!

If you would like an alternative to Art, why not have a go at teaching yourself and a partner some Lindy Hop moves! Open the PDF file from English Heritage below. You can scan some 1940s music from it and follow the steps for the Lindy Hop swing dance style.Or just download your own music from Spotify -Glenn Miller`s In the Mood is ideal. 

I look forward to watching the video......


No work set for Friday 8th May- it`s a holiday!

Home Learning Week Beginning 20.4

Computing Scratch Actvitiy

Year 5 and 6 RE

Year 5 and 6 Science

Thurs 30th April Lesson 3 History :From Bronze Age to Iron Age

 How well can I explain why the invention of the wheel in the Bronze Age was so important?

All of this week`s activities are explained on this PowerPoint.

Evidence required: see PPT

Lesson 4 Art : Celtic Art

How well can I draw a Celtic knot pattern? 

Read  through the step-by-step instructions on the PowerPoint for drawing a Celtic knot pattern .Those of you who took home your sketch books should do your drawing in that.When you have completed your outline, decide whether you want to use the shading techniques you have already learnt to shade it in e.g. cross- hatch, dots and marks,straight lines or lines following the curves. Alternatively,you could use colour to decorate it. 

No evidence required but you are welcome to send me a photo of your picture so that I can admire it!


New!  My Video Blog

We are asking everyone in the class to make a short video at the end of each week lasting no longer than 30 seconds. You should make it using Dojo and upload it to your portfolio.

On next week`s video ,we would like you to talk about a piece of work that really challenged you during the week and that you were really proud of yourself for completing.Why was it a challenge?

If you feel a bit shy about talking to the camera, why not get your Mum or Dad to come on as well and interview you. Then you can look at them, not at the camera.

This video must be uploaded by Friday 8th May at the latest .(As Friday is a Bank Holiday, you may want to have it done by Thursday.) We want everyone to do this blog as it will give us a better idea of how you are getting on with your work than our Zoom meetings do.

  

Friday May 1st  Lesson 1 English

 How well can I use and apply the rules for using the apostrophe of possession?

singular nouns and irregular plurals

I have attached the same PowerPoint as last week - but with this week`s lesson added to it. 

Read the PPT then do the work in your books.

Evidence required: a photo of your answers -marked.

Friday May 1st  Lesson 2  Maths

This Friday , there are no worksheets to do- just a logic game!  I think this one could become addictive....

Click on the link to NRich. -Seeing Squares for Two.

Either print off the blank squared grids and find someone to play with or play online by clicking on :Seeing Squares Interactivity . On this version, you can play against the computer.

Notice the suggestion for making the game harder:make the grid larger.

https://nrich.maths.org/10071

No evidence needed -just have fun and practise using logic and thinking ahead.

Lesson 3 Music

How well can I use pulse and rhythm?

Last week , some of you played some fabulous rhythms of familiar tunes using anything you could find in your house. This week , we are going to have a closer look at two of the important elements of music- pulse and rhythm.This is in preparation for our exciting musical project coming up in two weeks time after the Bank Holiday...

1.Watch the video on BBC Bitesize : What are pulse and rhythm? to find out why they are important when making music.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f

2. Use the Twinkl PowerPoint to practise using pulse and rhythm.

No evidence needed


Lesson 4  Spanish

How well can I write plurals in Spanish?

Before you can start writing and saying sentences starting : I have

you need to check that you know how to add plural suffixes in Spanish.

Look at lesson 2 on the PowerPoint  and write the 6 missing plurals in your exercise book.

The table is a bit small on the PPT ,so I`ll recap here:

el =the    singular male nouns       los= the    plural male nouns

la= the      singular female nouns      las= the     plural female nouns

plural nouns usually have the  suffix   -s

Evidence needed : a photo of the 6 answers in your books

 

Thurs 23rd April lesson 3 History :From Bronze Age to Iron Age

 How well can I order the three ages of Prehistory and tell you why they were called by those names? This period is called Prehistory because it comes before people started to write events down.

Activity 1 Look at the photos that I have sent you of artefacts that archaeologists have dug up from Prehistory.Find a way of making a replica of one of them. You could use: modelling clay, Plasticine, heavy clay soil, card, foil. Maybe you could stick torn-up pieces of paper over a plastic beaker and then paint it and decorate it with patterns in felt tip pen. 

Activity 2 Use the timeline to revise your Prehistoric dates. Write the answers to these questions in your exercise book.

1.What is the correct order for the :Iron ,Stone and Bronze Ages?

2.When did the Middle Stone Age begin?

3. When did Prehistory end and History begin?

Extra help  You may like to look at these BBC Bitesize videos.

What happened in Prehistoric Britain?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/zpny34j

This video goes even further back into Prehistory -to the Ice Age.

How to make a  (real) Bronze Age Sword

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/z874kqt

BBC Teach The Story of Britain has an animation about the Stone Age and the Bronze Age

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-story-of-britain/zj4r7nb

Evidence :Please send me a photo of your answers. I would love to see a photo of your artefact too!

Thurs April 23rd  Lesson 4  Art  :  Iron Age Celtic Art

 How well can I use different sources to research ?

What do you know about Celtic art already? Read through the PowerPoint to find out more.

Look at the website to find out about the 3 main Celtic patterns used.

https://www.dltk-kids.com/world/celtic/celtic_art.htm

Activity: Draw the three main patterns .Write one important piece of information about each pattern. Try to write in your own words, rather than just copy what the website says word for word.

Evidence:Please take a photo of your page of work.

Friday April 24th Lesson 1 English :The apostrophe returns!

How well can I remember the rules for forming plurals of nouns?

1. Read the information on the PowerPoint.

2. Complete the *** pages on the Twinkl worksheet (pages 2 and 3) Page 1 * is very easy but you can do it if you wish as well.

Evidence required: Please mark your own work and show me a photo in your portfolio.

And to finish the lesson... a nonsense poem all about spiders for you to enjoy!


Friday April 24th Lesson 2  Maths :The Friday Challenge

 This week you have been revising angles in triangles .Today`s challenges test a mixture of skills from all areas of your Maths knowledge. Challenges 1 to 3 should be easy. I am not sure they have given you enough information to solve question 4, but I may have missed something- see if you can do it!  You will be able to solve challenge 5  .Challenges 6 and 7 are definitely harder!  Do as many as you are able.

Hint for ques 7: look carefully at the intervals marked along the edges of the square. Use a pencil and ruler to box -up the square.

The answers aren`t up on the website yet but I will add them as soon as they appear.

Evidence required: send me a photo of the hardest one that you got right.


Lesson 3 Music

 How well can I use objects from around my house to play the rhythm of a familiar tune?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfjn34j

Watch Weapons of Sound playing sounds on instruments recycled from rubbish.

Decide on a well- known tune. It could be a nursery rhyme, a chart hit or a chant such as a football chant. Find some objects in your home- look in the kitchen, shed or garage. Play your rhythm on them. Choose the one that makes the best sound.

Evidence: not required but it would be great if you were to record a video of you playing your tune and upload it to Class Dojo portfolios. I will try to guess which tune it is!



Lesson 4  Spanish

 All the lessons for the next few weeks are on the PowerPoint.I will send out the same PPT each week with the dates of the lessons on them but you can practise your skills whenever you want.

No evidence required


Home Learning Week 2

Friday 3rd April  English

How well can I revise the names of different verb forms?

Remember:

·         Verbs with only one word in them are simple forms . Simples!

e.g.  He goes    She is     The bus driver crashed.


·         Verbs with  -ing endings are progressive forms.

Are you progressing with eating your Big Mac Bacon?

I`m loving it!

e.g.  The children are learning to ride their bikes safely.

 The dog was chasing  the cat round the garden.


·         Verbs with a have/ had are perfect forms.

They have had rotten luck this year.

The teacher had rung the girl`s parents.


Remember to spell forms correctly!

1.Colour in one of the verb form mosaics.

2.Complete the present perfect/ simple past forms worksheet.

Evidence: please mark your own worksheet in a colour and self-assess. Either send me a Dojo message telling me how many you got right and how well you think you have remembered verb forms  or send me a photo of the marked worksheet.

Friday 3rd March  Maths

How well can I revise how to calculate co-ordinates?

Remember what will help you to succeed:

  • The y axis goes up to the sky.
  • The other axis is called the x axis.
  • The x co-ordinate comes before the y co-ordinate because x comes before y in the alphabet.
  • When you are calculating co-ordinates, you cannot estimate what the co-ordinates are and try to draw them on the axes.. You have to use your Maths methods e.g. calculate differences between the two x  co-ordinates or  y co-ordinates.
  • Have a go at any of the co-ordinates challenges on the attachment.

    Choose ones that you can do but challenge yourself to do a harder question.

    You do not have to answer all the questions on the sheet.

    Discuss the answers with an adult. (sorry – can`t find any answers.)

    Play the co-ordinates game ( reasoning about position and shapes).
  • Evidence:please send me a Dojo message to tell me how well you have remembered how to calculate co-ordinates.
  • You can send me a photo of the questions you answered, marked right or wrong if you prefer.
 

Friday 3rd April Music

 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1rpRf1Q7cK683F9LlwqTb5x/in-the-hall-of-the-mountain-king-by-edvard-grieg

How well can I Identify instruments of the orchestra?

1. Find the webpage: BBC Ten Pieces:In the Hall of the Mountain King and download the poster of the instruments of the orchestra (see below).

2. Watch the video :Dan Starkey introduces....

3.Now watch the full performance with your pen and notebook ready. How many instruments can you identify playing this piece of music?Write a list.

Challenge: What is the special way in which the violinists play their violins  to give the impression that Peer Gynt is creeping around, trying to hide from the trolls?

No evidence needed but you are welcome to send me a photo of your list of instruments.

Friday April 3rd Spanish

 Download and make the Spanish weather paper fortune teller in time for your Easter holiday weather!

Try it out on members of your family.

Remember the correct pronunciation and the meaning of the words.

hacer : to do/make   hace : he/she/it does/ makes (h) ath-ay

Que- kay     tiempo - tyehm-po

Que tiempo hace? What is the weather doing?

https://www.spanishdict.com/pronunciation  is a great website -just type in the word you want to check and click on the Spanish pronounciation of the word, not the S. American version.

No evidence needed.

And finally!

A poem for all you football lovers who are having to put up with watching repeats and the Premier League in Belarus...

You Tell Me  by Michael Rosen

Thursday 2 April

Maths Assessment

Thursday 2nd April pm   Geography

 How well can I understand how a river changes from its source to its mouth?

I would like you to show that you understand the meaning of these words:source, stream, tributary channel, bank, flow and mouth and to notice some of the changes that occur to the river itself and the countryside around .

Use:the glossary of river words and the illustration of a river to help you do your task.Also use clues on the photos themselves.

The task

  1. Cut out and place the photos of the River Ure in Yorkshire in the correct sequence.Start at the source and finish at the mouth.
  2. Stick them into your blue exercise book and label: source ,stream, tributary, channel ,bank. flow, mouth.
  3. Extra Challenge:Write about a change that happens to the width of the river.Write about a change that happens to the landscape around the river.

Note: the labelled illustration of a river (Twinkl) has a task where you can just label the worksheet. You can do this task if you prefer.However, I have sent it mainly for you to refer to.

Evidence: Please take a photo of the sequenced photos in your book and upload it to your portfolio.Check and mark whether they are in the correct order before you send the page to me. 

 
 

Thurs Apr 2nd   pm  A game to finish our Geography topic

 

 It should be Art lesson but I feel that you surpassed yourselves when you made those wonderfully creative sculptures last week.So I think we`ll declare that the final art lesson for this half term! If anyone didn`t get around to making one, now is your chance.The full details were on Class Dojo last week. In brief: make a sculpture in the style of Barbara Hepworth out of any medium: boxes ,Lego, plasticine, Playdough, natural materials like heavy clay soil or even cake!(That way you get to eat it when you have finished.) The extra challenge is to make a sculpture that reminds you of some place in Yorkshire.Remember not to add too much detail- Barbara Hepworth was an abstract artist.

Evidence:Please upload a photo of your sculpture to your portfolio for me to admire!

 Geography game - for all of you who have completed your sculpture

How well can I appreciate how the cities of Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds are different to the Yorkshire Dales and Moors?

Leeds and Bradford are big cities in W.Yorkshire and Sheffield is a large city in S. Yorkshire. 

Sheffield used to be called "Steel City" because of all the foundries making steel. Some are still open ,like Sheffield Forgemasters near the Arena. But in Sheffield now , most people work in other occupations.

You need the worksheet with the photos of some of these jobs.You have a choice of two games!

1. Guess Who? Print out and cut out 2 packs. Gradually eliminate the cards in the same way as Guess Who?- only try to use questions connected with their jobs rather than the colour of their  hair or eyes! e.g. Do they use computers as a main part of their job?

2.Give Us a Clue Only one person has a pack of cards. They secretly select one. They mime or draw something connected to the job until the other person guesses what it is.Easier version: both players have packs of cards to refer to.

No evidence needed on your portfolio

Wednesday 1 April

Here is the Maths and the answers 

 Here is everything you will need for Science

Tuesday 31 March

Monday 30 March

Here are the resources for English (Reading), Maths and RE.

 Friday March 27th Lesson 1  English  

Lesson objective: How well  can I learn about the differences between direct and indirect (reported) speech?

1.Read the attached Twinkl PowerPoint and do the exercises on it to practise indirect (reported) speech.

2. Choose the main or harder worksheet to practise the lesson objective. You can either print it out and stick it in your blue exercise book or write the answers straight into your exercise book.

Don`t forget that you will also be practising full speech punctuation when you write in direct speech.

e.g.  Tom said , " That`s my football ! "

         "No it isn`t - I bought it yesterday, Sam replied indignantly. (New Speaker,new line.)

3. The answers come with the worksheet. With your parent if possible, mark them right or wrong.Do any corrections.

Dojo me  a message in your portfolio to tell me if you understood this really well, quite well or really didn`t understand it at all. Please make it clear in your message that it is lesson 1 - direct/ indirect speech you are talking about.

Friday 27th March   Lesson 2 Maths

 Lesson objective: How well can I read and interpret line graphs?

Remember what will help you to succeed:

  • Y axis goes to the sky. The other axis is the X axis.
  • Read the title of the graph and the labels on the axes carefully so that you know what information the line graph is telling         you.
  • Fill in some of the missing values on the x and y axes until you are certain what intervals (steps) each axis goes up in.
  • Use a sharp pencil to rule lines from each axis to the point on the line.
  • Read the question carefully! Is about the time? Distance? Temperature?
  • Do you need to calculate a difference? If so, use the axis as a number line.

 

  1. Choose to do holiday problems *  ** or *** or more than one of the sheets if you want to.
  2. With an adult to help if possible, mark your work right or wrong .

   3.Discuss why you went wrong and do any corrections.3.Write a Dojo in your portfolio telling me which worksheet you         attempted, whether you understood it well, quite well or telling me anything you found difficult. Make sure you label your Dojo  Fri 27th Mar Line Graphs.

 

Friday 27th Mar lesson 3 Spanish

 Don`t panic ,parents! I am a Spanish beginner myself as I have already told the children .

I will keep the sessions short and simple and provide as much support as I can.Hopefully ,we can all enjoy learning or revising some basic Spanish together .

https://www.spanishdict.com/pronunciation  is a great website -just type in the word you want to check and click on the Spanish pronounciation of the word, not the S. American version.It does the job much better than my attempts to write out how to pronounce a word!

Lesson objective:How well can I teach my parents some sentences to introduce yourself to someone?

A few pronunciations to get you started. Thechildren  should know many of them already.

bienvenido- byehm-beh-nee-doh  (The v in Spanish is a very soft sound almost like a b.)

gracias -Grath- ias  I tell the children to stick their tongues out when they say the th sound.

de  -day   (not like in French.)

donde  nombre -always pronounce  the -e   ay

 accents on letters - means -stress this syllable. e.g. estas   es TAS

Have a go at writing some conversations on the worksheet. get your parent or sibling to speak them with you.

No need to upload evidence for this lesson

Lesson 4 Music

 How well can I listen to and appreciate a famous piece of classical music?

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/tv/tenpieces/grieg.mp3 : In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg

You need a blank page in your exercise book and a pen or pencil.

Listen to the download. As you do so, make drawings and doodles that express how the music makes you feel and what you think is happening.  The  music is background (incidental) music for a play called Peer Gynt.

Afterwards, you can colour your squiggles to make a picture if you would like to.

On your picture, write what you felt and your ideas about what is happening in the play at this point.

Challenge: can you explain how Grieg ,the composer, has made us feel like this by the way he has written the music?

Now read the introduction to Peer Gynt and see if your ideas were correct.



School Closure Week 1 Science

 As there are quite a few files for Science this week, I'm putting it on here rather than bombarding you with Dojos.  Just do what you can with it. There are some instructions but you can also just choose the activities that you are able to do.

Attached is the PowerPoint that we used in Science yesterday.  I'm just seeing if this is a better way of getting PowerPoints to you.

World Book Day in Year 6

We used World Book Day to launch our new Reading Challenge in Year 6.  Children have been given a book list and the challenge to read 3 of the books on the list by May half term in order to receive a games session on the field.  We started by looking at some of the books to see which we might be interested in reading.

Happy Reading! 

Spring 2 Newsletter

 

The Smashing Sixes

Spring II Newsletter

 

It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through Year 6! 

Last term, many of the children started to come in early to work on the computers in the morning. This was great to see and we will continue with this up until the SATs in May

 

READING TARGETS

I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language (including figurative language) and its impact on the reader.

I can make comparisons within and across books.

I can read aloud with intonation and expression

 

SCIENCE TARGETS

 

I can create a timeline to indicate stages of growth in humans.

I can record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.

I can report findings from enquiries in a range of ways.

 

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Weekly homework will be as follows

 

Week beginning

 

24.2

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

2.3

No homework due to the London trip

 

9.3

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

16.3

Maths – Mathletics

English – Writing activity

Spellings

24.3

Maths – Mathletics

English – Writing activity continued

Spellings

31.3

Easter SATs revision pack

 

As you can see, we will be setting a writing task this term.  This will be given over two weeks.  Mathletics will be given also for those 2 weeks in order to cut down on the amount of written homework.

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

 

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

PE

This half term PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed. 

 

 

Diary Dates

27 Feb                             Dance Festival at EIS

28 Feb                             Stand up to bullying day

5 March                 World Book Day

6 – 9 March

 

The Smashing Sixes

Spring II Newsletter

 

It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through Year 6! 

Last term, many of the children started to come in early to work on the computers in the morning. This was great to see and we will continue with this up until the SATs in May

 

READING TARGETS

I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language (including figurative language) and its impact on the reader.

I can make comparisons within and across books.

I can read aloud with intonation and expression

 

SCIENCE TARGETS

 

I can create a timeline to indicate stages of growth in humans.

I can record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.

I can report findings from enquiries in a range of ways.

 

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Weekly homework will be as follows

 

Week beginning

 

24.2

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

2.3

No homework due to the London trip

 

9.3

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

16.3

Maths – Mathletics

English – Writing activity

Spellings

24.3

Maths – Mathletics

English – Writing activity continued

Spellings

31.3

Easter SATs revision pack

 

As you can see, we will be setting a writing task this term.  This will be given over two weeks.  Mathletics will be given also for those 2 weeks in order to cut down on the amount of written homework.

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

 

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

PE

This half term PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed. 

 

 

Diary Dates

27 Feb                             Dance Festival at EIS

28 Feb                             Stand up to bullying day

5 March                 World Book Day

6 – 9 March            London Trip

31 March                Trip to the Mosque in Sheffield (details to follow)

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

 

Mrs Biggin & Miss Parsons

         

Spring 1 Newsletter

 

The Smashing Sixes

Spring I Newsletter

 

Happy New Year!  We hope that everyone had a good break and is feeling refreshed and ready for the year ahead.

 

Last term, some children achieved their sapphire reading award.  We looking forward to more children achieving it this term and then moving on to their diamond award.

 

From Monday 13 January, the hub will be open from 8.30am for Year 6 children to come and do some revision for SATs.  They will be able to use the computers to revise or bring in any revision books (books can be ordered at the meeting on Mon 13th)

 

READING TARGETS

I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language (including figurative language) and its impact on the reader.

I can read whole novels with confidence and fluency.

I can predict what might happen from details in the text.

 

SCIENCE TARGETS

 

I can describe how the earth and living things have changed over time.

I can explain how fossils can be used to find out about the past.

I can explain about reproduction and offspring (recognising that offspring normally vary and are not identical to their parents).

I can explain how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment.

I can link adaptation over time to evolution.

I can explain evolution.

 

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Weekly homework will be as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning

 

6.1

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

13.1

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

20.1

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

27.1

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

3.2

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

10.2

Optional holiday homework

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

 

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

PE

This half term PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed. 

 

 

Diary Dates

13 January                       SATs meeting for Y6 parents

24 January                       Chinese New Year celebration

11 February                      Safer Internet Day

TBC                                 Chinese food tasting for parents

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

 

Mrs Biggin & Miss Parsons

Year 6 Science Fair

 

 Year 6 organised a brilliant Science Fair for their parents.  

They showed the parents some of the work that we have been doing this term on changing materials and demonstrated some of the experiments.  They explained the science behind what we have done and even sold some delicious bread.

Parents said that they were impressed with "How well everyone explained the experiments." and "loved the practical demonstrations" that the children did.

Well done Year 6!

Autumn 2 Newsletter

 

Everyone made such a great start to Year 6 last half term so we’re looking forward to another good few weeks in this exciting term.

 

Don’t forget the Reading Reward system.  Some children are making excellent progress towards their Sapphire Award.  Keep it up!  Remember you don’t need to hear your child every night, just sign the Reading Record when you know they’ve read.

 

READING TARGETS

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

I can independently work out the meaning of words from the context.

I can make comparisons within and across books.

 

SCIENCE TARGETS

 

Properties and changes of materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

I can give evidenced reasons why materials should be used for specific purposes.

 

We will be showing you some of the Science work we’ve been doing this term in our Science Fair – see Diary Dates.

 

 

 

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Weekly homework will be as follows:

 

 

Week beginning

 

4.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

11.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

18.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

25.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

2.12

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

9.12

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

16.12

Optional holiday homework

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

 

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

PE

This half term PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary Dates

Week beginning 11 Nov       Anti Bullying Week

3 Dec                               Year 6 Science Fair (2.45pm for parents)

11 Dec                             Panto in school

12 Dec                             Children’s Christmas stalls

13 Dec                             Christmas Jumper Day

17 Dec                             Trip to Derby Panto

18 Dec                             Christmas Dinner

20 Dec                             KS2 Christmas Party!

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

 

Mrs Biggin & Miss Parsons

Brilliant Bridges

Take a look at the fantastic bridges we've been making in DT.  We looked at examples of bridges and then designed and made our own, developing our measuring, sawing and joining skills.

Autumn 1 Newsletter

 

 

Welcome to The Smashing Sixes!  It’s lovely to see everyone back and so keen to learn.

 

Year 6 is set to be a challenging but (hopefully) fun year for us all!  The children will be expected to Aim Higher all year but we’re sure they will rise to the challenge.

 

We will be continuing with the reading reward system to encourage the children with their reading at home.  As a lot of children have already achieved their bronze, silver and gold medals, we will, instead, be trying to achieve sapphire, diamond and platinum badges.  Again, the children will get a tick each time they have read 3 times in a week and had their Reading Records signed.  Then, when they have achieved enough ticks, they will get their next reward.  Go for it Smashing Sixes, you can do it!

 

READING TARGETS

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

I can summarise main ideas and key details, using quotations for illustration.

I can retrieve information from different non-fiction sources.

 

SCIENCE TARGETS

 

Properties and changes of materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

I can give evidenced reasons why materials should be used for specific purposes.

 

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Weekly homework will be as follows:

 

Week beginning

 

2.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

9.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

16.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

23.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

30.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

7.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

14.10

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

21.10

Optional holiday homework

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

 

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

PE

This half term PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

 

Mrs Biggin & Miss Parsons