Dorothy Jarman, Class Teacher

 Year 6

Welcome from Miss Jarman

Pupils’ work across the curriculum is often of a high standard. They take pride in what they produce and work hard in the time given. (Ofsted 2018)

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Oak National Academy

An online classroom, backed by the Government, offering free access to videos, lessons, quizzes and worksheets. New lessons and resources are added each week.

 

YEAR 6

All new/current/updated material is listed in red. All links are blue. 

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

How parents can help their children continue their education

How parents of children with SEND can help their children

 

Monday 8 June was World Ocean Day!  There were lots of things going on all day, online – catch up here.

 

Letters from Miss Jarman

Letter to pupils 26.03.2020

Easter Letter 03.04.2020

Letter 21.04.2020

 

Work for school closure – this will be updated weekly
English:

Set 5 (29.06.2020):  Talk for Writing Home School Booklet

Set 5 (29.06.2020):  Talk for Writing Home School Booklet Extra Challenge

Set 4 (08.06.2020):  Talk for Writing Home School Booklet

Set 4 (08.06.2020):  Talk for Writing Home School Booklet Extra Challenge

If you have finished the Talk for Writing work, have a go at the daily Pobble writing challenges. Complete the sentence activities and then try finishing the story.

 

Maths:

White Rose daily Maths lessonsThis page is updated weekly.

The worksheets are no longer available for free from the White Rose website, but you will find them below:

Week 11 06.07.2020 Worksheets: Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4
Week 11 06.07.2020 Answers: Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4

Week 11 06.07.2020 Alternative Worksheets: Lesson Plan – Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4
Week 11 06.07.2020 Alternative Answers: Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4

Week 10 29.06.2020 Worksheets: Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4
Week 10 29.2020 Answers: Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4

Week 10 29.06.2020 Alternative Worksheets: Lesson Plan – Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4
Week 10 29.06.2020 Alternative Answers: Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4

 

Please do the White Rose lesson first, and if you want to revisit prior learning, you can continue with the tasks below.

Link to daily video lessons (9am)

Link to My Maths

Link to Times Tables Rock Stars

 

RE (Common Good):

 Letter to parentsTeachers’ notesScripture NotesExplore –  Learning Focus 1Learning Focus 2Learning Focus 3Learning Focus 4Learning Focus 5 Learning Focus 6

 

History – VE Day 8 May

Design a VE Day MedalVE Day ComprehensionVE Day Celebration ActivitiesMorse Code Chart and Activity Sheets

 

Topic Ancient Greeks

Overview

Ancient Greece Information BookletAncient Greeks Home Learning Project

 

Computing

Online Computing Lessons

French, PE, Art, Science/Computing, Online Safety, Outdoor Learning and other activities:

Weekly Kindness Calendar 29.06.2020 Kindness Poems

Past Kindness Calendars can be accessed here.

Please check out our Remote Learning page.  This page is frequently updated with ideas/material suitable across year groups.

Examples of Home Learning during School Closure

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Amelie has been learning about the Ancient Greeks at home – fantastic work Amelie!

Adrian has written a poem about a favourite animal. Brilliant description Adrian!

Creatively presented home learning on the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses – well done!

Toby has been getting creative at home – making melted crayon art, baking banana bread and enjoying the outdoors!

A glow in the dark dance from Louie and his little brother. Next stop Britain’s Got Talent?

Ralph has written and illustrated a poem: The Temple of Terror. Lovely work Ralph!

Toby has created a timeline of the Ancient Greeks. “The colours I have used represent the grape and the colours that the Greeks were able to use to make paint and dye for clothes using berries. Purple is also the colour used by royalty and a sign of their wealth.” Well done!

More impressive work on the Ancient Greeks! A timeline, a fact file, information about the Ancient Greek Gorgon Medusa, and a coded message in Greek. Well done!

Although homework at Primary School is not compulsory, we believe that it is an important part of a child’s school life.

  • It provides great opportunities for them to learn independently.
  • It allows children to take responsibility for their learning; setting time aside and being organised – a valuable tool when moving through Years 6 and onto secondary school.
  • Reinforce and consolidate classroom learning.
  • Provide opportunities for parents and children to enjoy learning together.
  • Inspire children to want to extend their learning.

Each week, the children will be set 2 pieces of homework:

  • MyMaths
  • Spellings

All homework is set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday, unless stated otherwise.
Maths
Every Friday, one or more tasks will be set on MyMaths for your child to complete by the following Wednesday. This will relate to the work they have been doing in class that week. It will either support their learning or provide an extension to what they have already learnt.
Additional maths homework may be set from time to time to support personalised learning.
If your child is unable to complete their My Maths homework at home, there are opportunities throughout the week at lunch times for this to be completed. For Year 6, this is a Tuesday lunch time.
Learning times tables should be an ongoing task at home. It is fundamental that the children know their multiplication facts by heart as this provides an excellent foundation for their maths knowledge. Hit the button is a great game that the children can play to help with learning their times tables.
Spelling
Spelling homework will be sent home each week as well. These spellings are linked to the Read Write Inc spelling programme that is followed in school. Your child will be set a list of 6 words each week – known as Jumping Orange words. These words are chosen based on the Year 5/6 National Curriculum spelling list. It is expected that they learn each spelling, find and write out the definition to each spelling and put each spelling into a sentence. There are further tasks, should your child want to complete these. It is very important for the children in year 6 to not only know how to spell each word but to know the meanings of these words and to be able to use them in the correct context.
Guided Reading
Guided reading lessons take place during the school day to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to read at least once a week with adult support. Every child, within a group, has a guided reading lesson with myself and a teaching assistant, where we will listen to the children read and ask questions based on this text. For the rest of the sessions the children are set different tasks such as: Comprehension activities, follow up tasks and SPaG activities.
We really encourage children to read daily. Although in year 6, children tend to enjoy reading on their own, we do also value paired reading with someone at home. When sharing a book with your child, we would ask that you provide support in checking their understanding of the book they are reading by asking questions such as:

  • What has happened so far?
  • What do you think is going to happen next?
  • What do you know about the characters?
  • What can we deduce about a character from their actions?
  • Why do you think the author used that sentence/ word?
  • How does the author want us to feel when we read this sentence/word?
  • Where can we find evidence to support this opinion?

Here is a link to a list of suggested Reading for Year 6.

CGP Revision Books
All children in year 6 have access to CGP revision books for Maths, English and SpaG. It is expected that the children work through these books at their own pace – they may not be set homework each week based on these books. The children are instructed to complete independent revision at home based on the learning we have completed in school and should therefore aim to complete a few pages each week.
Take Home Task
A ‘take home task’ will be set at the start of a new topic to be completed by the start of the next half term.
Further Guidance on Homework
Homework should never cause unnecessary stress or anxiety for the child or parent. Please let the class teacher know if you feel this is the case. We recommend that children in Year 6 do not spend longer than 45 minutes – 1 hr in any one homework session.
Please encourage your child to take pride in the good presentation of their homework.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Miss Jarman

Activities from our Ice Worlds topic

Painting icy seascapes, building Shackleton style shelters, and applying to be part of Shackleton’s crew

World War Two  topic

 We are using drama to imagine the experience of evacuee children in World War 2

World War Two  topic

Year 6 had a brilliant time exploring Newhaven Fort and learning more about their topic of World War 2. We even got to handle real artefacts, including a gas mask and a hand grenade!

Maths

We have been using place value counters to represent numbers with up to 3 decimal places.

Science

We  learnt all about how the heart pumps blood around the body and had so much fun making our own ‘blood’ together!

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