Welcome to our class page. Our teacher is Mr Barrett.
Home Learning w/c: 13.7.2020
Hi Year 6!
As we all know, this is your final week in Year 6. It is not the year we expected but I think we have all made the very best of it. The last few months might have brought you closer to other people, you might have found a new hobby or skill that you’ve developed. Either way, I have thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent as a class.
This week I would like you to enjoy as best you can. Think about your successes this year, your achievements and how much you will thrive in the next chapter in your school life. This week is a good week to think about your school report and write your own with the blank copies school sent you. I’m sure you have achieved lots in the last few months but there are probably areas that you would like to improve in also.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday for our class picnic!
Home Learning w/c: 6.7.2020
Hi Year 6,
Can you believe we’re into the final two weeks? This week I have left packs outside of school for you to collect. The booklets in there will last two weeks. Remember to use Bitesize daily as well as Times Tables Rockstars and Accelerated Reader.
This week there is a Zoom meeting at 1:30pm on Tuesday for those attending Consett Academy. I will get those in school set up and would love to see those of you not in school join us. I will send the link to the Zoom to all of those attending Consett. We will be joined my Mr Dodd who works at the Academy and is there to help you settle in.
Remember to learn all of your lyrics for our leavers’ video as when we film it you will need to mime it.
Also, have you seen what Blue Peter are up to with their Six Badges of Summer? You can check it out here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/six-badges-of-summer
Home Learning w/c: 29.6.2020
Hi Year 6!
Thank you for all of your votes on the song choice for our leavers’ video. I will let you know of the results soon.
This week I would like you to continue with Bitesize and the booklets. If you have not picked one up yet, they are still available. Make sure you are reading lots and keeping up with Times Tables Rockstars.
Once I have announced the song, I will be sending out the lyrics for you to learn. I can print them off and leave them in school for people to pick up if you would like a copy. If not, you can just use the internet. For the video you will have to mime them so don’t worry too much about getting the singing right.
Have a great week!
Home Learning w/c: 22.6.2020
Hi Year 6!
Please continue to use Bitesize for your home learning this week. As well as this, new packs will be available at school from Monday to collect – this will give you additional activities for maths and English.
This Friday on Zoom, we are going to select our song for the school leavers’ video. If you have any song ideas, please let me know of them by Thursday 25th at the latest. You can ask an adult to email me at email@example.com. On Thursday, I will narrow down the songs to a few and on Friday we will hold a vote for them and use the most popular.
You don’t have to send me a song idea, but if you do, remember it has to be a one you can mime the lyrics to (so nothing too long, fast or complicated) and is good to have a nice message. It might be a message about moving on to new things or looking forward to the future, for example. After we have picked a song, you can learn the lyrics and we will organise how we will get you involved in the video. Please make sure your song is suitable – you might want to ask someone to check the lyrics for you before you recommend it!
Have a great week!
Home Learning w/c: 15.6.2020
Hi Year 6!
This week, please continue to use Bitesize for your home learning as well as the packs that I put together for you. The booklets with daily maths and English in them are very good for little activities on a daily basis. Remember to log onto Accelerated Reader to complete your tests as reading is still such an important part of our learning and it’s such a relaxing thing to do! Times Tables Rockstars is very useful too and it’s great to see average scores increase week after week.
As an additional task this week, I’d like you to do a landscape drawing. It can be a drawing from your window or while you’re out on a walk. We are very lucky to have such beautiful landscapes in our area of the country. It can be a pencil drawing, painted, with or without colour – it’s entirely your choice.
I hope you have a fantastic week and I will see you all together on Zoom on Friday.
Home Learning w/c: 8.6.2020
Hi Year 6!
I’m glad some of you managed to collect a work pack last week. If you didn’t, they are still available and there is several weeks of booklets in there to keep you going! Remember to still use Bitesize and Accelerated Reader. I love logging on to see what you’ve been reading!
As your extra task this week, I’d like you to design a superhero. I’d like the superhero to be somebody that you know. I am sure lots of people have helped you in the last few months and we often don’t take the time to thank them. I’d like you to draw the person you are grateful for as a superhero, tell me what their powers are and do a drawing or create a cartoon strip of them coming to help you! This is a lovely way of thinking about how others have helped you and how important they are to you.
I would love to see what you come up with!
Home Learning w/c: 1.6.2020
Hi Year 6!
I hope you had a lovely half term break and managed to enjoy the lovely weather that we are having. As it is the start of a new half term, learning packs are available from school. I have included a lot of things in there! I have included some booklets and each one is filled with maths and English for a week so it should keep you busy for a few weeks. There is also some other activities in there including problems of the day similar to ones we have looked at in school. I have also given answer booklets for you to mark your own work after you complete something. Remember, just like school, when we find a mistake, we always find how it was made and how we can make sure to get it correct next time – don’t mark things wrong then move on.
As well as the learning packs, Bitesize is still available for daily maths, English and foundation subject lessons. Remember to read as much as possible, keep using Accelerated Reader and Times Tables Rockstars, too!
This week I also have an extra challenge for you! Because the weather has been so beautiful, I would like you to design me your perfect garden. Imagine you had as much space and money to create a garden perfect for you. Try to include lots of different elements to it! I would love to see what you come up with.
Have a great week!
Home Learning w/c: 18.5.2020
Hi Year 6!
This week I would like you to continue using Bitesize for maths and English for your daily learning. Their foundation subject lessons are also very interesting.
As an additional task I would like you to write a letter to someone you miss. Tell them what you could do when you see them, the skills you have learned, what you have achieved and any top tips on keeping busy at this time.
Remember to keep using Times Tables Rockstars and Accelerated Reader. It is lovely to log in to see who has recently been online. Reading is still a big focus so READ, READ, READ and if there is anything you have read that you think I would like, then let me know!
Have a great week and remember this week’s Zoom meeting is Wednesday at 11am!
Home Learning w/c: 11.5.2020
Hi Year 6!
Firstly, thank you for joining the Zoom quiz last week. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I have some other ideas for our next meetings that I think you’ll love!
This week we are changing our maths tasks slightly. We are now using Bitesize for both maths and English as, unfortunately, the White Rose resources are no longer free. However, Bitesize also follows the White Rose Small Steps so is very similar.
I think it is worth a brief mention that this week would have been SATs week. You might see it mentioned online or in the news and I think it is massively important to understand that it does not change anything. SATs assesses you on a very small area of the curriculum for four days in your whole school life. As I have always mentioned, it does not assess who you are.
So this week, I’d also like you to do another task. I’d like you to do a piece of writing or drawing about your best achievement this year. The one rule is, it can not be about maths or English e.g. ‘My best achievement is learning to add fractions.’ Focus on what you have achieved as an individual. You might focus on your: resilience, teamwork, sporting skills, confidence, artistry, being a good friend or something completely different.
I would love to see these.
I will set up a Zoom meeting for Thursday at 11am – remember your paper and pencils!
I am incredibly proud of everything that you have achieved this year.
Home Learning w/c: 4.5.2020
Hi Year 6!
This week’s tasks are the same as last week’s and they will continue to be from now on.
I would like you to complete your daily maths lesson using White Rose Maths. The lessons are the best available and include videos to help you with methods and to mark your work.
For English, and other subjects I would like you to use Bitesize.
Please remember the Year 6 home learning grid for suggestions for projects based on what we would have covered this term.
Home Learning w/c: 27.4.2020
Hi Year 6! I hope you are all well.
This week is slightly different in what I am giving you. For English and maths, there are two links below for you to use.
As well as English, Bitesize also has other subjects on a daily basis. However, for maths, White Rose is what we would usually use in school and will be more familiar.
Instead of one project this week for you to focus on, I have uploaded a grid that includes different subjects and what we would have been studying this term. On the grid are some ideas for your own projects. However, if you wanted to use this as a starting point and change it slightly, that would be absolutely fine. As always, I would love to see what you come up with.
If you are still working on a project from previous weeks, please do not worry – these things can take time.
Have a fantastic week!
Home Learning w/c: 20.4.2020
I hope you have had a lovely break over the Easter holidays and have enjoyed spending time with the people you live with.
This week, I would like you to complete your own enterprise project – very similar to when we made tote bags as a class at Christmas.
In your project I would like you to create a new product that you think could be a successful technology of the future. There are many things you could do for the project and here are some to help you out:
- design your technology of the future
- Write a short description of it (including who your audience will be)
- Create a manual for how to build it
- Decide how much the item will cost the customer and how much each would cost to make you
- Create a script for an advert
- Film an advert or a speech of you explaining how it will work and what advantages it will have.
As always, White Rose Maths is available for short daily sessions. These are fantastic to do every morning. You can find the lessons at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ You do not need to print the worksheets out, just write the answers on a piece of paper.
Accelerated Reader, Lexia and Times Tables Rockstars are also there for you to use. It is very important that you are reading as much as you can as it helps with your comprehension skills, your understanding of word meaning, your writing and grammatical skills and teaches you many things about different people and places.
Please feel free to email me any work that you’re proud of or upload it to Facebook – I’d love to see it!
Missing you all!
Home Learning w/c: 30.3.2020
This week I would like you to build on our science that we have previously started. We have been studying adaptation (how living this change over time) and I’d like you to complete a project.
I’d like you to pick a selection of plants and animals (as many as you’d like) and gather some research about them (where they live, what they eat, etc.) and then find out how they have changed over time. Then I would like you to predict how they might change in the future. For example: What adaptations might arctic creatures rely on if the ice continues to melt? Think about how the world is changing and what new challenges they might face.
You can complete your project with posters, pictures, models, diagrams, data collections, writing and anything else you can think of. It’s an opportunity to fit in lots of maths, science, English, art and DT!
If it’s possible, you might be able to see local wildlife from your home or garden and be able to research these animals. Show any of your work off on social media if you can!
Remember to do lots of reading and use the revision books. Below are links to Twinkl’s home learning hub and the weekly White Rose Maths sessions.
Before next week’s activities, here are a few websites that might help. Some of you might have nearly finished your packs and some might still have plenty left, either way, these sites can be very useful:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub – daily timetabled activities for all ages
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ – weekly uploads of daily lessons. Remember, in Year 6 we are expected to know the KS2 curriculum and so it is a good idea to check the home learning pages of other year groups too.
Although assessments are no longer going ahead, your revision books are very valuable to read through and complete activities. Use Times Tables Rockstars, Lexia and read as much as you can. You also have access to Accelerated Reader. If you have a book at home, you can use www.arbookfind.co.uk to see if it’s available for a test.
As well as completing these activities, think about all of the learning you can do that you may not always get a chance to in school. You could try a new skill or help your adults at home.
Let us know what you’ve been up to!
To find out what we are learning about this year, please click on the link below. This will show you what we are learning throughout the year.
To ensure development for all, our children regularly take part in interventions. These include: reading, Lexia, maths, and spelling.
The homework is given to the children on a weekly basis. It is handed out on Friday and is to be returned on a Thursday. The children are given maths and English homework, as well as their Accelerated Reader book which is to be read on a daily basis and written in the child’s reading diary 3 times a week. The children can also do any additional work of their choice based on what we are studying in any of our school subjects.
The children complete Statutory Assessment Tests at the end of Year 6. These tests assess their level of learning throughout the whole of Key Stage 2. These tests take place at the beginning of May.
Over the course of a week, the children sit a reading test; a Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test; a separate Spelling test; an arithmetic test and 2 Maths reasoning tests.
To support your child at home there are various websites that you can use. Some of my favourites are: