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 and links below to keep your brains active and stimulated at home.
Remember to also keep using times table rock stars and spelling shed too!
Miss Parry and Mr Brooks
Oxford Owl have lots of advice and activities to help your child continue building the skills and knowledge they need whilst schools are closed. They will be making more resources available over the coming weeks, so keep checking back. See the link below. You can also register on their website for access to lots of FREE ebooks!
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.
Calling all Year 6 children....Joe Wicks has announced he will start online PE lessons to help keep children fit and healthy during the school shutdown. The UK-based fitness influencer, who is known as The Body Coach, will be holding free 30-minute classes every weekday to help children keep active during a live workout called 'PE with Joe'.
Announcing the news on his Instagram page, where he has more than three million followers, Joe said: 'Starting from Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday, I'm going to do a live workout called "PE with Joe" on my YouTube channel The Body Coach TV. It's a workout specifically designed for kids. Because when the schools close, there is no PE. I'm going get your kids moving, fit and energised, positive and optimistic. 'It's a 30-minute session for little kids right up to secondary school, get involved, have fun. We're going to be doing loads of basic exercises. You don't need a lot of room.'
Follow the link below to his Youtube channel to join in with his fun exercise routines every day in order to stay fit and healthy!
Our class teacher is Miss Parry and our classroom assistant is Mrs Coleman. We also have Mrs D'Aarcy Lang and Mrs Evans working with us this year.
Some important things to remember in year 6:
- Our P.E day is Friday.
-Our Dance day is Wednesday.
Children will need their P.E kits on these days but P.E kits should remain in school all week.
Homework will be given out on a Monday night and should be returned to school every Friday morning. Homework is a very important part of year 6. It helps children to revise certain areas of the curriculum and prepare them for the homework they will receive in secondary schools. Homework registers will be taken every Friday morning by Mrs Coleman to ensure homework is being completed.
Children should also read at home every night as part of their homework and ensure that their reading record is signed by an adult.
Please feel free to explore our webpage and have a look at some of the exciting things we are up to this term!
Parents: Don't forget to remind your children to visit the 'Times Table Rockstars' and 'Spelling Shed' websites/apps regularly to help improve their times tables and spelling skills.
These basic skills are essential in Year 6 and 10 minutes a night on these apps will really help them to improve! Children will be given login and password details in school to use at home.
If you fancy some extra spelling homework, then see if you can spell all of the Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings!
WOW! Year 6 know how to celebrate World Book Day in style! Our day was full of fabulous costumes, exciting activities, competitions, story sharing and lots of reading fun!
Children took part in lots of activities throughout the day including:
A costume celebration
Sharing a story with Reception
Book Cover Design
Designing a book character potato
A World Book Day themed lunch
Listening to famous authors read their books.
Have a look at the pictures below from our fantastic day!
Class 6P enjoyed reading 'Journey' by Aaron Becker as part of our whole school book week. The book is a thought provoking picture book about a lonely girl who enters a mysterious world. Children in class 6P became an alternative character in the story. 'the evil emperor' and wrote a diary entry from his point of view.
We thought about the philosophical question, 'Are there always two sides to every story?'
Children then brought the character to life using the Chatter Kid app.
Have a look at the pictures and videos below! Well done Year 6!
Bringing our character to life!
Lennon finding a quite space to create his master piece!
Working in teams to bring our character to life!
Well done to class 6P for their brilliant final performance of La Bamba today! Year 6 performed for Year 4 and staff and children loved it!
Have a look at the videos below!
Year 6 went to Windsor Gardens today for a very exciting Science lesson. We were classifying trees based on their bark, twigs and leaves.
Children had a great time and found a variety of trees including; Oak, Alder, Elm and Sycamore! Have a look at the pictures below!
Year 6 have been perfecting their Cricket skills in P.E!
Today in RE, children designed a stain glass window depicting the words of St Paul in one of his letters to the Romans. Have a look below!
Year 6 have been classifying animals in their Science topic 'Animals and their habitats.'
Today children celebrated 'Safer Internet Day' 2020.
The theme is 'Free to be Me.'
The way we act and represent ourselves online can affect what impression we make on other people. When someone applies for a job, it’s now very common for companies to search their name online and look at their online behaviour.
There have been examples when people haven’t been offered a job based on something they have said or done on the internet. Even if something was posted or shared a long time ago.
Today, children in Year 6 became the boss of a big company, they were given 6 potential candidates for a new job and asked to evaluate and score their online profile based on their usernames, behaviours and their respect shown towards others online. The children had to decide who they would give the job to!
Children have continued to learn their numbers in French.
They are also learning about the different types of houses and how to say where they live. Children are practicing reading and writing in French as well as perfecting their speaking skills.
Key Stage 2 had a special assembly this week to teach us all about internet safety. Safer Internet Day is Tuesday 11th February and children have been thinking about how they can stay safe and protected online.
Last week in Maths Year 6 were calculating area and perimeter.
Today, we began to calculate volume and understand cubic centimeters. Children were given 12 cubes and told to make any cuboid. We discussed whether each cuboid would have the same volume and how we would work this out. Have a look at the pictures below.
Year 6 have been superb in dance this week! Well done to Christian who was awarded star dancer!
Have a look at the pictures and videos below!
Children continued their 'Water World' topic today by learning all about where our water comes from and how it reaches our homes. Children learnt about the 6 stages of the water treatment process and completed an explanation text to show how water ends up in our homes, schools and communities. Children also analysed a pie chart showing the percentages of how water is commonly used in our homes.
Today, as part of our 'No Outsiders' lessons we read a book called. 'The Thing' by Simon Pullock.
The story tackles issues of discrimination and encourages the children to consider how we can stand up to discrimination today. We played a game where one child was nominated as 'the thing', they had to deny who they were and convince the other children that they were 'just normal.' We had a discussion about how this child felt at the end of the game and how they felt isolated, paranoid and anxious to fit in. We thought about how we can work hard to stand up to discrimination!
Year 6 gave some very thought provoking answers!
We have been focusing on the themes of friendship and unity in our collective worship sessions this week.
We have been thinking about when we all work together we can achieve more than if we work against one another. Jesus prayed that not only would the disciples be united, but also that we will be united as people who have followed the words and examples of Jesus.
Children began to plan their own play scripts today.
They are modelling it on the original version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, but adding their own St Matthew's twist!
Our new Literacy topic is 'playscripts' and we are studying Macbeth.
Today, children wrote a speech as Banquo when he first discovered the witches with Macbeth.
Have a look at some of the work below.
Year 6 have kick started their Spring term with our first topic, 'Conservation and Extinction week!'
In the run up to our whole school trip to Chester Zoo, we have been learning all about endangered animals and how zoos and wildlife charities around the world work extremely hard to try and protect species that are under threat.
The animal Year 6 have chosen to study is a very special little animal called the Golden Mantella Frog.
The Golden mantella gets its name from the bright golden orange colour of its skin. These tiny frogs make up for their size with their bright colouration. This bright colouration is to warn any predators that they are toxic and stop them from eating them.
The frogs are under extreme threat.
Today, we have been looking at the physical features of the frog and the habitat it is found in.
We are going to write an imagery poem-have a look at the pictures below!
Parents: Make sure you ask your children lots of questions about these tiny, but mysterious little creatures!
As part of our recent RE topic children have been thinking about different types of books and their purpose. Today, children brought in their favourite book and wrote a book review all about it!
Ruby even brought in a book from 1906!
Today, children from Year 6 visited St Matthew's Church for some quiet reflection time.
The children were greeted by Father Dominic who showed them the lovely Christmas Nativity and Crib and spoke to the children about the three kings who visited Jesus after he was born.
It was lovely to see the decorations in our parish.
Have a look at the pictures below.
Class 6P had a great time making 'Golden Mantella Frog' masks for our trip to Chester Zoo on Friday. It was a messy,fun and creative Art lesson...and we loved it!
I just hope we don't scare any of the animals at the zoo!
Today, children made soup as part of our recent Design and Technology lessons. Children chopped and prepared the vegetables to make the soup and even had a go at cooking it. They loved the taste with many asking for second portions! Well done class 6P! Have a look at the pictures below!
Wow, what a great day we had in Chester Zoo!
Year 6 managed to see lots of animals including, lions, tigers, crocodiles, honey bears, snakes, orangutans, chimpanzees and so many more ! We were also able to see the Golden Mantella Frog!
We were all so happy that we managed to see them, they were so tiny! Have a look at our pictures below!
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Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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