Year 6

 Welcome to Year 6’s Class Page

You are warmly welcomed by Mrs Clark-Allan, Miss Exton and Miss Thorpe.


During school closures we will keep in touch through ClassDojo.  Some files will posted here where parents have not been able to access them through Class Dojo.

Vocabulary Sheet – children use these daily in class – choose black and white to print – save your ink!

1 sided vocab sheet

2 sided vocab sheet

 

USA Lesson 5 Farming in the USA

Help for Parents United States of America Lesson 5 Factsheet for Teachers 

United States of America Lesson 5 Food and Farming powerpoint

United States of America Lesson 5 Scenario Cards

 

USA Lesson 4 Different Climates

Tasks 1,2 3 and 4

United States of America Lesson 4 Floods and Droughts

Task 3

United States of America Lesson 4 Climate Worksheet

United States of America Lesson 4 Florida Postcard Pupil Example 

Task 4

United States of America Lesson 4 California Worksheet

United States of America Lesson 4 Mississippi Story Board Example of Work

 

USA Lesson 3 Where do all the people live?

KS2_USA_L3_WhereAreAllThePeople power point

United States of America Lesson 3 Population Data Sheet

United States of America Lesson 3 Outline Map of USA

United States of America Lesson 3 Card Sort Activity  

United States of America Lesson 3 Factsheet for Teachers

 

White Rose Resources for week commencing 11 May

Lesson 1 Answers Multiply fractions by integers 2019

Lesson 1 Multiply fractions by integers 2019

Lesson 2 Answers Multiply fractions by fractions 2019

Lesson 2 Multiply fractions by fractions 2019

Lesson 3 Answers Divide fractions by integers (2) 2019

Lesson 3 Divide fractions by integers (2) 2019

Lesson 4 Answers Fractions of an amount 2019

Lesson 4 Fractions of an amount 2019

Home Learning VE Day

British Legion Resources – these have great content and some nice ideas on how to celebrate

VE Day Introduction KS2 – PC

VE Day KS2 Get Involved at School – PC

Twinkl resources – great printables – you can make bunting, a glider, choose a wartime recipe, practise part of Churchill’s speech or much  more!

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VE Day word search

Home Learning USA Lesson 2 : The Grand Canyon

United States of America Lesson 2 Factsheet for Teachers

United States of America Lesson 2 Grand Canyon Demonstration Sheet

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Home Learning USA Lesson 1 :  4 tasks

I’ve included a few different activities to help children to start exploring the United States. Take your time completing them – don’t rush – use them as a chance to explore what makes up the United States. 

The first one has some information cards that you can use on the screen. If you can print the passport pages then it will make the task more fun and interesting for the children. the cover is simply to make it feel like a passport for them – again only if you are able to print it.

USA-L1—City-Info-Cards

USA-L1—Passport-Pages

US-City-Passport-Cover

Use the task sheet to see physical and human geography features of the USA  – can you locate these and record them on the map (the second attachment), Normally I’d print these onto A3 so keep this in mind that you might not be able to fit them all on.

United States of America Lesson 1 Map Task Sheet

United States of America Lesson 1 USA Outline Map   

If you can’t print the map then can you trace or freehand draw the outline of the USA?

Sounds from America – can you work out what they might be?

United States of America Lesson 1 USA_ An Exploration Presentation

USA Orientation Task –  this is a bonus task that gets you to use your compass skills to answer the questions to find your way around different states.

 

Home learning 1 April 2020

Lesson Presentation What Does the Future Hold

Activity Sheet Life In 2050

Past Statistics and Facts Cards

Home learning 31 March 2020

Lesson Presentation Changing Landscapes

Activity Sheet Past and Present

Adult Guidance Geograph Website

 

Home learning 30th March

Lesson Presentation Changing Boundaries

 

World Book Day

Children’s World Book day a”peel”ing potato characters can be seen in our mash up display below! Children had a great day creating ten word stories and their own book cover art.

Spring 2

We are continuing the topic, Man vs Nature, by exploring why land changes; looking at both human and physical influences on the changes we see in the world. We will be looking into different reasons for changes in the world for example the eroding coastlines, with villages being lost to the sea. The book we will be reading is Floodland, written by Marcus Sedgwick, which explores issues such as sea levels rising across England. The book, set in the not so distant future, explores many of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) such as climate action and areas of poverty.

The children’s bridge designs have been completed and construction is about to begin for some very intriguing suspension, cable-stayed and arch bridges. We have thoroughly enjoyed investigating some of the world’s most fascinating bridges including the Humber Bridge.

In science we are looking into Carl Linnaeus’ classification system where we have enjoyed learning the Latin names of many animals and plants.

Spring 1

Our topic is Man vs Nature and we are learning about rivers and how Man tries to master Nature. Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom complements this with a survival tale – the children are enthralled and are becoming skilled at making accurate predictions. The cover has inspired us to learn about Hokasui and his iconic  Great Wave print. We have practised charcoal skills and used these to create our own version if the great wave taking care to place Mount Fuji in the background. We are finding that we are developing our own style when interpreting a piece of art work.

We enjoyed learning about the treatment of and transportation of drinking water at our trip to the Ewden Water Treatment Centre. Our tour helped us to see how science can be applied. We were surprised at how many stages there are in cleaning water from reservoirs and ground water before it is clean enough to drink. 

Once we have finished reading Kensuke’s Kingdom we will hear some extraordinary short stories on real life survival situation. The children are also enjoying poems from the classic “Please Mrs Butler” and make connections between the poems and their own experiences in school.

Autumn 2

Once we have compared the chronology of Ancient Greece to the chronology of other empires that we have built over the last few years we will learn about the difference between the Athenians and Spartans and  we will learn a healthy dose of Greek Myths and the Greek Gods. In addition  we will focus on the origins of democracy and consider how this compares to our democracy, which will culminate in our trip to the Houses of Parliament in December. Our class book will continue to be Middleworld as the children are enjoying the story and we will use this to make comparisons between the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Maya. This will be read alongside Greek myths such as Pandora’s box and Theseus and the Minotaur. To find out more about this term’s learning look here Autumn 2 Ancient Greeks

Autumn 1

We have two class books this half term. The first is the stunning picture book Rain Player.

Middleworld –  the first novel in the Jaguar Stones Trilogy. Both are set in Mesoamerica. Rain player is set  during the Maya civilisation while Middlestones is set in the modern day in the fictional country San Xavier which is based on the real country Belize.. 

On Monday 21st October we will be having our special school dinner Maya Menu. The menu is using corn (or maize)  as  maize was a staple part of the Maya diet – in fact it was 80% of the their diet!  We will consider what would happen if there was a famine and there was no corn in our school dinner to try to help us to understand the demise of the Maya cities.

Maya Menu

Chilli with Corn on the Cob

Rice and Vegetables

Tacos

Cornflake Tart

Hot Chocolate

 

Our Children as Global Citizens.

Through the year we will continue to build onto our developing knowledge of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The children enjoy spotting links between these and their learning and reading  – a great way to apply what they are learning and to become global citizens of the future. Both of our school trips – Parliament and the Water Treatment Centre – will help to deepend our learning through the SDGs.

sdg goals

 

Links to Maths games to help with learning.

http://www.transum.org/Software/

Transum is great for games and problem solving.

Using online maths games is a great way to get your child to improve their accuracy and their speed whilst having fun.

Topmarks times table games

maths games times tables games

mathplayground.com games 2

mathplayground.com PartPartWhole this game becomes increasingly challenging combining accuracy and fluency.

We are always keen to apply our math skills to problem solving.  The transum website has some great games that you might enjoy tackling together.

Transum maths problems solving and games

BBC Online Radio Stories

This free website has free stories – including Viking Stories. Children can listen to many other stories including Michael Morpurgo novels and Shakespeare. It is well worth a look. BBC School Radio

PE

PE will be taught on Wednesday afternoons and Friday morning..

 All children require the correct kit to do PE, which consists of a plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and a change of footwear. It is vital that children have appropriate footwear to support their feet correctly when doing PE, otherwise this could result in injury. Any earrings must be removed or taped over and long hair must be tied back.

 

Homework may use the following websites, which can be accessed using the links below:

Spag.com for spelling and grammar practise

Read theory

Doodlemaths – a separate app needs to be installed.  If you experience any issues with Doodlemaths please do contact them through their app – they are very responsive.

Children’s log ins and password are glued into the back of their planners.

For both spag.com and read  theory will need a log in and password for your child, please do ask if you need these.