Welcome to Year 6
Miss Piper – Wykeham
Miss Phillips – Beach
Mr Wakeford – Heath
Please ensure your child has trainers in school at all times, for the Daily Mile.
Homework is always given out on a Friday and hand-in day is Wednesday.
All children will receive spellings, English/SPaG and maths homework each week. We would encourage times table learning and lots of reading too. Ask questions about what books your child is reading; about the characters and what they think might happen next, based on what they have read. Reading aloud to an adult will help fluency and understanding.
BBC Bitesize Maths revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/
Maths games: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/
Even more maths games: http://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/index.html
Times tables: http://www.timestables.me.uk/
Grammar glossary: http://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-literacy-glossary-for-parents
BBC Bitesize English revision games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/
First News: http://www.firstnews.co.uk/
BBC Bitesize Science: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/
Natural History Museum: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/index.html
Computing and coding: https://studio.code.org/
National Geographic: http://www.ngkids.co.uk/
Woodlands Trust: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
What have we been learning?
Autumn Term 2020-21
In Autumn term, we have looked at the text called Way Home. We used the pictures to infer about the boy and his feelings and why he was in the city.We particularly enjoyed writing from different viewpoints.
In History, we have been learning about Ancient Greeks especially focusing on democracy and how it contrasts that with modern politics. This also linked with our Art learning, where we made some greek pots. We researched their uses and how stories were depicted on them and the recreated our own.
At the end of the autumn term, Year 6 enjoyed researching, designing and making their own Christmas stockings. We learnt how to use a running stitch, backstitch and cross stitch, as well as how to add details including felt applique, bells and buttons. When we had finished our designs, we sewed our stockings together using blanket stitch: we had to make sure we thought carefully about leaving a seam allowance. We really enjoyed this project and showed lots of resilience in learning new skills.
Year 4 have started their term with online learning!
Although we have found this to be different to being at school, it has been fun. We start our home learning day by watching our morning video where we get to see what our day looks like. Our teachers record our videos and show us what to do. We then upload our work onto Seesaw for our teachers to see.
In English, we have been looking at the two books The Boy at the Back of the Class and The Arrival. We have been comparing them and looking carefully at the images and how the author has used metaphors.
In Science, we have investigated how light travels and how it creates shadows. We have also learnt how nocturnal animals have adapted to see in the dark.
We can’t wait to be back at school to see our friends when we are allowed again.