Year 6 Class - 6B - Spring - 2019 - 2020

Hello and welcome to Spring Term 2020 with class 6B - your teacher is Mr Brooks and your T.A. is Mrs  Coleman.
 
 
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We have Dance every Wednesday and PE each Friday - please make sure your PE kit is in school all week. 
 
Homework is given out on Mondays and collected in on Fridays.
 
Please ensure that your reading record/reading book is brought into school each and every morning.
 If you fancy some extra spelling homework, then see if you can spell all of the Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings! 
 
 
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Children should be taking regular visits to the 'TTRockstars' and 'Spelling Shed' websites - they all have logins and codes, so no excuses!
 
 
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Hello Year 6,

We hope you are keeping healthy and safe whilst you are off school. You have been given lots of work in your packs to keep you busy, but please look at the additional resources available on our Year 6 class webpages to keep your brains active and stimulated at home.

Mr Brooks and Miss Parry 

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Remember to also keep using Time table rock stars and spelling shed too!

 

Pobble365 – they have a brilliant picture each day with some exciting writing opportunities available. Be creative!

http://www.pobble365.com/head-of-the-world/

 

Literacy Shed – Lots of creative clips and animations for writing inspiration and enjoyment! https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

 

Reading – Remember to read at least 3 times a week!

 

IXL– 20 free questions a day. English and Maths.  (Website)

https://uk.ixl.com

 

BBC Bite size-English, Maths, Science and all aspects of the curriculum.

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

Anchor Creative YouTube Channel – SPAG songs!

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3idoSaI6I-2bJcYtq4rvQ

 

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

 

Times Table Rock Stars (Website-Children have log ins.)

https://www.ttrockstars.com

 

Spelling Shed (Website-Children have log ins.)

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/index.html

 

Maths Playground (Website)

https://www.mathplayground.com/

 

Top Marks. (Website)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Maths for everyone (Website) example sats questions set out in categories.

https://www.maths4everyone.com/resources/sats-questions.html

 

Year 6 Spelling Appendix. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

 

A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.

http://www.online-maths-tutor.com/

 

These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  

http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/key-stage-2-ks2-sat-past-papers

 

Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.

http://www.mad4maths.com/

 

Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

A range of English games and activities.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

 

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255

 

A huge thank you to all of our parents who are not parking in front of our school gates!
 
 
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Looking at Maya artefacts in our new history topic. We had to guess what each was, what they might have been used for and who might have used them.
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Year 6 have been to Windsor Gardens, investigating different tree types from their bark patterns and tree shape.
We didn't know there was so much variety in such a small area!
 
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Year 6 have been very busy using and sorting with classification keys in our science weeks topic. We also studied a taxonomist called Carl Linnaeus. (Pictured above is his statue at Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool.)
 
Maths in Geography - comparing % of water use in our homes.
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No Outsiders - standing up to discrimination
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Altru Theatre Company helped years 5 and 6 to think about keeping themselves safe online.
 
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Year 6 having a great time in dance this week - very athletic indeed!
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In our geography topic on water, we have produced thematic maps of world annual rainfall, adding major bodies of water, and given definitions of some different types of bodies of water.
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In our French lessons right now, we are learning how to say different types of places to live.
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For our DT topic, we prepared and made leek and potato soup - it was so delicious!
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The Epiphany - we took some quiet reflection time in church, and Father Dominic helped to explain all about the special visitors to the crib.
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World Book Day 2020!
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As part of our World Book Day activities, we visited our Reception classes and read a book to each of the children - with the help of some juice and biscuits!
 
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Split into teams, we created a character from a book - made from a potato...
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...and we designed our own book covers for our favourite books.
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Year 6 have been increasing their understanding of staying safe in the digital world, with the help of Merseyside Police.
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Year 6 have been researching the Golden Mantella Frog, which is an endangered species in its native country of Madagascar.
Our class designed and created these amazing Golden Mantella Frog masks.
 
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Wow! Chester Zoo was absolutely amazing!
With the whole school visiting this attraction on the same day, it was brilliant to see such wonderful creatures along with all the other year groups.
We even got to see our frogs in real life!