Hi Year 6!
I hope you are all okay and you are not getting too bored. Try to do something small each day which is useful, even if it is just tidying your room, reading a story to a younger family member, helping with the cooking etc. It makes you feel better to do something helpful and I’m sure your family would be happy! I’ve been trying to do the Joe Wicks PE sessions online; I have found out I am not at all fit enough but I am going to keep trying!
Remember, you can feel free to send me a message on the school email/ in the post to Coppice. I’m bored too and I’d love to hear from you J Please remember you can also message if there is anything you are stuck on and I will try to find a way to help! Here are some more activities for you to have a look at. I’ve also put some 2dos on your PurpleMash.
There are lots of horrible histories episodes on BBC iPlayer (and also Netflix) if you want something different to watch.
Numbers countdown game that we’ve played in class
I’ve added some sheets for you to have a look at.
In algebra, if it says 2T, this just means 2 times T or 2 lots of T. So if T = 5 then 2T = 10.
You can choose your own numbers to put in the middle of the % web. Use a calculator to check.
E.g. 65% of 300 = 0.65 x 300 73% of 2987 = 0.73 x 2987
Can you write your zoo debate? Try to write three paragraphs about why zoos are good (educating people, breeding endangered animals, keeping animals safe) and three about why they are bad (not good enough standards of care, taking their freedom/rights away and keeping them out of the wild, possible dangers etc.) Have a final conclusion paragraph to tell me your own opinion. You could type this on purple mash so I can see it, or send me an email of your work typed/a photo of it written in your green book.
I’ve attached Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes which are funny poems. Could you try to learn one with actions and perform it for your family or with a sibling? Could you choose a story and write your own version?
I’ve also attached a pdf of Wonder which is a really good book. It’s too long to print but if you fancy something different to read you can read it online.
I’m also going to try and record myself reading the book we were going to read together next on our Youtube channel so look out for that – if nothing else you can have a snoop around my house and finally meet my dog Tess.
Miss you all!
Was WW1 really the ‘Great War?’
We will be reading War Horse by Michael Morpugo. We are concentrating on improving our vocabulary and finding evidence in the text to prove our idea or answer. Whilst reading the novel, we will be writing some letters and diaries in character role and writing our own version of some scenes from the book. We will then be using War Horse to write our own war-based story. Afterwards, we will be looking at the work of famous war poets such as Wilfred Owen and having a go at writing our own poetry.
Maths:We are mainly looking at place value and the four operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) this half term. Every Friday, we do an arithmetic quiz, on a range of maths skills from this year and last year, of which many of the children like to take home a copy and practice again at home.
Hit the Button and the Daily Challenge on Topmarks are useful games for practicing mental addition/subtraction, number bonds and times tables etc. It is especially important that all children practice their times tables at home. The ‘My Mini Maths’ website also offers free arithmetic tests and practice questions (with answer sheets, and some YouTube videos) for different areas of the curriculum.
Topic:We will be learning about how the war started and ended, women’s roles, the Battle of the Somme and trench life. With a history focus, we will also study the Christmas truce and medical developments. For geography, we will also look at the mapping of the countries involved and the movement of people between different countries following the war’s end.
PE:Please make sure your child has a clean PE kit in school: a red t-shirt, navy/black shorts or jogging bottoms and appropriate footwear. PE is on Thursdays and Fridays with Mr Hatton. This half term they will be concentrating on football. Y6 also take part in the wake up shake up assembly and the daily mile. If your child is chosen to take part in a competition, these are usually now on Thursday nights until 5pm.
The children will be taught by some other staff during the week. They have PHSE lessons with Miss Mallalieu on Thursdays and Fridays, RE by Mrs Fowles on Thursdays and Computing with Mr Smith on Fridays.
Morning readers with Mrs Schofield is on at 8.30 every morning, all children are welcome to come as often as they’d like.
Homework is due by Wednesday and given back on Friday. However, if your child is working on a larger piece of research/art/a model etc. then they may need to spend two or three weeks on this which is fine. The homework menu is a list of suggestions, and the children are encouraged to be creative, doing any homework relevant to the topic. I will not be giving out formal English/Maths homework at this point of the year.
It would be helpful if your child had a named water bottle in school.