Please find links below with helpful hints on how to access home learning from the Wednesday 6th January 2021
How to use the Seesaw app for students http://bit.ly/35dQz8J
How to use Seesaw in browsers for students http://bit.ly/38dU0xR
Christmas video 2020
YEAR 6 SELF ISOLATION WORK: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1J65BXgh-LBwRd2AEmLgn-Za_TMv5qaen
Welcome to Year 6
Mr Usher, Mrs Hall and Mr Beresford would like to welcome you all to our year 6 web page.
We can't quite believe we have already been back for half a term - Christmas will soon be upon us. All of the pupils in year 6 have been using all of their learning powers to make up for lost time over lockdown and by working hard, with the staff, continue to make good progress.
Our aim that all children will get an extremely well balanced as we understand the importance of learning opportunities that can be gained from delivering a broad curriculum. As part of maintaining our rich curriculum, PE will be taught every Friday and we expect children to wear a full PE kit all day so that they can take part in this vital part of the curriculum.
At the beginning of November, year six will be looking at remembrance and taking part in a collective worship to commemorate this we will taking part in a whole year group collective worship. We also be learning about the importance of unity, respect, peace and friendship by making and studying Peace Malas. Towards the end of November, we will be looking at the topic of vocations and studying the season of Advent and the importance of it in our Catholic lives.
In English, we will be developing our reading, writing and grammar skills through our Macbeth unit. Here we will look at Shakespeare's careful, and beautiful, use of language and plot. Through this children will work on audience, purpose and features of different types of text: letters, poetry and story.
In Maths, we will be developing the children's knowledge, fluency, reasoning and application of these focuses through greater depth activities and problem solving. During this half term, we will be developing our fluency in adding and subtracting fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions, fractions of amounts, ordering fractions and looking at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
In Science,the children will be learning all about animals, including humans, We will learn about the circulatory system and how we can affect how well it works.
In Topic, the focus will be on the World at war - beginning with looking at the life in the trenches during World War 1. We will be looking at the events that led up to the outbreak of war and the conditions the soldiers faced in the trenches and tunnels. The children will have opportunities to look at artefacts from the war and make inferences from them.
Home learning will be celebrated each week with a focus being set through the Seesaw application. The expectation is of one quality piece of work completed each week.
In addition to this the children - to help them prepare for their maths SATs - have been given login details to an excellent, free online tutoring service, MyMaths. https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ Work will be set on a weekly basis following the children's progression through the year 6 maths curriculum, it also allows them to revisit work that they have found difficult or they can challenge themselves with extension activities. It is our expectation that this work is completed on time.
Arithmetic tests will be completed each Monday morning and your child will be required to edit their mistakes at home and return them to school by Friday at the latest.
There is an expectation that the children read for 1/2 an hour every night as a minimum. Pupils will return their book every Thursday so that staff can assess their progress.
Pupils have been given access to Spelling shed and Reading eggs. There is an expectation that pupils will use these applications every week.
(Please let the school know if for whatever reason you are unable to access MYMaths at home and we will try to make alternative arrangements for your child)
Home learning is essential if your child is to achieve all that they are capable of. Expectations are high and a routine needs to be kept to to ensure that they complete all tasks set and hand them in on time this will help to reduce their test anxiety as it will remove the need for 'cramming' as the SATs approach.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for all your continued support.
Mr Usher, Mrs Hall and Mr Beresford