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Year 6

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and making the most of learning at home.  In this section, I will post many different things to help you along the way and maybe you have some exciting things to share too.  

Our usual sites for learning:

Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/

TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

PurpleMash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/shay

Active Learn: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Further useful websites can be found beneath the class links on the home learning page.

 

Lockdown can be a difficult for everyone.  Please browse the links for activities and resources that support mental well being during this challenging time.  Click here to be redirected to our mental wellbeing support page: Mental Well Being

WE WILL MISS YOU, YEAR 6!

So my super stars, we have reached the moment where it is time we let you go onto your next chapter.  However, this does not mean learning is over.  I have the links below that will take you to the support provided by your next school.  Have a look on their website as they will often share activities for you to complete.  These will help you start preparing for this next step and give you lots of things to think about.  Your Bug Books, Mathletics and PurpleMash passwords will not be removed just yet, and you can still make the most of those things while you can.  On the first Home Learning Page, there are links to learning sites such as Oak National Academy where you can access lots of learning including Year 7 topics.  You can choose what to learn about.  This will be great if there is something bothering you as you can find it and revise it for September.   Don't forget, you're going to be amazing!

Crofton Academy : https://www.croftonacademy.org.uk/parents/year-6-transition/

Kettlethorpe High: http://kettlethorpehigh.co.uk/transition/

Cathedral High: https://cathedral.trinitymat.org/key-info/year-6-transition/

 

 

Maths at home

The following link is a free resource page of well-sequenced resources, to help reduce disruption to learning. Experts at Ark Curriculum Plus, working across Mathematics Mastery and English Mastery, have designed a selection of resources to use at home. These resources will be useful to parents wishing to continue home schooling over the holidays:  https://mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Supporting home Learning Routines-Planning the day

Below is a link to a useful weekly checklist to use at home.

Timetable for Home Learning- Week Commencing 13.7.2020

Daily Exercises

Timetable for Home Learning- Week Commencing 6.7.2020

Daily Exercises

Timetable for home learning- W/C 29.6.20

Daily Exercises

Timetable for home learning: W/C 22.6.2020

Click on the link to view the timetable

Daily Exercises

Please find below some daily exercises to maintain your key skills

Timetable for home learning: W/C 15.6.2020

Click on the link to view the timetable

Daily Exercises

Please find below some daily exercises to maintain your key skills

Timetable for home learning: W/C 01.06.2020

As links have been included, you will need to download the document to click on them.  That will make things super easy and easy to find on-line!  

Timetable

Daily Exercises

Please find below some daily exercise below to maintain your key skills.

 

Daily Exercise 1

Daily Exercise 2

Daily Exercise 3

Daily Exercise 4

Daily Exercise 5

Year 6 Transition

Please find documents below shared by secondary schools, be mindful that some documents may not apply to the setting your child will attend.  These documents will give additional information and activities to complete in regards to preparing for those next big steps.  I will share any information here that we receive and are always available to answer any concerns.

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 covid-19 time capsule booklet.pdfDownload
 Friday 12 June 2020 - Presentation for pupils.pptxDownload
 Supporting Transition.pdfDownload
 TRANSITION BOOKLET JUNE 2020.pdfDownload
 You-are-awesome_Pixl-Flyer-A4_v4 (1).pdfDownload
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Our Year 6 Kingdom

Evolution

Since the beginning of life on Earth, evolution has shaped the creatures of each epoch.  Over millions of years, animals evolve and adapt to their surroundings, filling different ecological niches and performing different roles in the ecosystem.  Throughout prehistory, there have been many mass extinctions and after each one, new animals emerge to take the old one’s place.  After the dinosaurs, small mammals evolved and adapted over millions of years to take the places of alosaurus, diplodocus, triceratops and raptors.  Lions, elephants, zebra and hyenas now fill the ecological niches that had been home to many other species in the past. 

Year 6 decided to imagine another extinction, where the only surviving mammals were squirrels.  Over the next few million years, how would natural selection shape the future of these creatures and how would they evolve to fill each ecological niche?    

SPACE

 

Children in the Year 6 Kingdom decided they would like to learn more about space.  We built a to scale model of our solar system.  Unfortunately, The school field was too small to fit all the models of the planets in (to do this, we would have had to make the Earth less than a millimetre in diameter!), so we only set out the planets from the inner solar system.  We were amazed with what we discovered.  Check out the slide show below and prepare for you minds to be blown!

PS. All the planets, the moon, the sun, and the distances between them are measured to scale (as accurately as possible).

This week, we have been studying rollercoasters.  We have learnt about kinetic and potential energy, as used our prior knowledge of gravity and friction to help us to come up with our own designs.   

Please see below a video from our road safety officers regarding your travel arrangements to your new school.

Writing Targets

Having seen some fantastic writing on the Class Dojo App, I thought I would share our writing tracker to give you all a helping hand.  Don't forget the sentence structures that we learnt before lockdown: embedded relative clauses, the use of colons between clauses and deliberate use of the passive voice.  They make your writing more exciting by giving your reader more details or highlighting certain aspects of a sentence that are important.  Below is my writing checklist.  On this document, I would look at your piece of writing and see how many techniques and features you have included and, of course, tick them off!  Keep sending me your work, I love seeing it all and miss you all lots!

Survey

We have received a request that our year 6 and 5 pupils complete a survey.  This information will help inform Wakefield Local Authority and subsequently mainstream schools regarding your views in these difficult times.  

 

Hello Everybody

We now have the completed survey that is designed to gain insight into children’s and young peoples experiences of the current epidemic and how this has affected their health and well-being, whether they have been at home or have attended school.

Key Facts About the Survey

  • Its targeted at Year 5 and above
  • It is 100% anonymous, we do not collect any information that could identify someone
  • It has been created and is distributed by the Public Health and Health Improvement Teams of Wakefield Council
  • Children and Young People have until 31st May 2020 to complete it
  • It can be completed on any internet connected device such as a laptop, phone or tablet
  • It should only take 5 to 10 minutes to complete
  • The survey data will be analysed and a report produced that will be made available to all schools, Council departments and health colleagues.
  • The survey link is as follows: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/School_Lockdown_Survey
  • The survey is for children and young people that have attended school and those that have stayed at home during the lockdown please encourage both.
  • The survey also contains details of the recently produced website https://wf-i-can.co.uk/ which is a child and young person centred website detailing all the local support to help them with their health and well-being needs.

 

Thank you for your support.

Super Home Learners!

Hello everyone!  We have now started using Class Dojo as a messaging service where you can send photos of your work and I can reply directly to you.  Parents can download the Class Dojo app and ring the office for their activation code.  I also upload exciting craft activities or share information to help home schooling too.  Hope to see you all there!

Well done Ebonie for super writing!  You have thought very carefully about how you have sorted your text about and included appropriate technical vocabulary.  A super effort!  Well done.

A huge well done to Savannah and Charlie for their amazing zoo designs.  I can see how hard you have tried to make them engaging and exciting: they are really colourful.  I hope you all share some of your work with me, I really enjoy to see what you are up to.  Stay safe everyone!..