Welcome to the Wonderful Year 6 Web page!
This half term’s learning journey is: Diverse Designers!
Welcome to Year 6!
Week Ending: Friday 27th November 2020
-PRACTICE SATS WEEK! WB Monday 23rd November 2020! This week, Year 6 have taken part in their very first practice SATs assessment week. It has been great to see children motivated by their own success. Children have demonstrated ambition and resilience and teachers will now take some time to analyse data across the year group and speak to parents individually, should we feel it necessary. Please remember the SATs are a snapshot of learning designed to be given to children at THE END of year 6 so there are some objectives in all papers that we have not yet covered. Despite this, the majority of the paper is a build up of learning across KS2. It is our aim in year 6 to ensure secondary readiness and these practice assessment opportunities build stamina, resilience and also a desire to improve and succeed. Please give your children a big pat on the back this weekend!
-DIVERSE DESIGNERS – This half term our ‘DIVERSE DESIGNERS‘ Learning Journey will be slightly different to usual as their will be no Christmas Fayre tradition to design and make products for. Instead, children will be given the creative opportunity to design and make a product which reflects their cultural heritage and ethnic origin whilst also upcycling existing products. In order for our learning journey to be successful, we will need donations of material, fabric, pillow cases, duvet covers, curtains, clothes, buttons or accessories that you no longer want or need. They can be patterned or plain print but they will be used for your child to upcycle and innovate to create their own new product. We would also appreciate it if you could speak to children about their cultural heritage and perhaps discuss items or symbols which reflect this. We we will begin creating NEXT week so please keep your eyes out for anything unused at home because we would love to make use of it!. THANK YOU!
-INTERVENTIONS – Will continue next week
–CHRISTMAS HOOPS – Next week we will begin making our Christmas hoops… some light festive fun to look forward to! Keep your eyes peeled, next week we will upload a virtual tour of our creations…
This week… we have completed our practice SATs assessments and unpicked questions we found tricky and HAVE taught already. We will come onto covering objectives we have not taught, later in the year.
Next week.. we will be moving onto our SHAPE unit of learning. Don’t worry we will come back to fractions later on in the year! We will be looking at shape and angles next week and will make learning as fun and active as we can.
This week we have… published our letters address to the Houses of Parliament. Children have demonstrated absolute respect and tolerance this week, we have seen some excellent and very touching letters.
Next week… We will be beginning the story of ‘The Boy at the back of the class’. This is a text which discusses real life themes of war, refugees and how a young boy moves to England and joins a new class. We will be looking at unpicking the start of the text next week and identifying character traits, emotions and the context of the story. We will discuss what it means to feel isolated and different from others and how this shapes
This week… we have looked at the importance of dealing with problems in our lives with ambition and resilience. We have discussed the importance of being assertive but kind when solving problems on the playground and in our lives.
Next week… we will continue with PSHE looking specifically at relationships and FORCED MARRAIGE. We will talk about the difference between arranged marriage and forced marriage, which is illegal in the UK. In RE, we will be continuing with our study of Judaism, looking specifically at Chanukah celebration. In Science, we will be continuing to learn about electricity and carry out our own investigation based on our understanding of circuits. Finally, we will also continue our D&T project, planning our own product to make and create!!
D&T: Continued …
Task 1: In preparation for our D&T unit, we would like children to CONTINUE TO practice how to thread a needle and complete a simple running stich. Also, ensure by next week your material in IN SCHOOL – see message in notices above for ideas.
Challenge: Can you learn to sew a word or design onto material – choose one you think you might use in your product!
6R ONLY – Task 2: Complete D&T lesson three on google classroom – children will know what this is!
RE: Discussion Homework
This week, for homework, we would like you to choose two of these ‘ultimate questions’ to discuss at home. Discuss the questions with your family and friends and consider what has helped to inform your opinion. We will then discuss these during your Philosophy lesson next week using our school values of tolerance and understanding.
How was the world created?
What is the purpose of life?
What does it mean to be valuable?
Do your choices have an impact on your life?
TTR Battle: Let’s see who will win the 50 house points this week…
Year 6 Polite reminders:
– If you wish for your child to walk home independently, you must email the school office to give permission. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! We will not allow any child to leave without permission! If children are walking to/from school they may bring their phone to school but it should be switched off whilst they are on the school premises and they are the child’s responsibility.
-Year 6 PE is on THURSDAY. As of next week, children are expected to come to school on Thursdays wearing their full PE kit. Please be aware that children will be wearing this all day so it will need to be appropriate for the weather & washed please before the next PE session!
– At the moment, current DfE guidance suggests that Year 6 SATS will go ahead in May 2021 – they are not a current priority. With this in mind, we will be gradually working towards these assessments. As we will be using them over the year to help assess your child and prepare them for SATs routines, we kindly ask that you do not use past SATS papers with your children at home. The 2016 SAMPLE SATS paper and CGP resources are excellent revision aids and we would ask that you refer to these at home instead. We will be in touch later on in the year with more information about SATs assessments, our current priority is the safety, health and well-being of the children.
Meet the Team: In the absence of our usual ‘Meet the Team’ meetings, the Year 6 teachers have created their own ‘Meet the Teacher’ videos to share some key important information with you. So that the videos are not too long, we have just mentioned the key points that are either new for this year or as a result of COVID-19 regulations. Please see the ppt under the video links for some usual Year 6 reminders, year group expectations and an introduction to the whole Year 6 team! Should you have any further questions, please email the office and we will be in touch!
https://vimeo.com/456834247/d88789bfe0 – 6M Video
https://vimeo.com/456834586/707063291b – 6O Video
https://vimeo.com/456903294/94ed2d06ca – 6R Video
Meet The Team 2020 – Click here for PPT (all Year 6 Classes)
Hazelwood Year 6 Resources
Year 6 Suggested Reading List
Arithmetic Ninjas, Complete Pack with Answers
KS2 Maths Revision
Year 6 Book Blog!
Title: Odd Boy
Summary: I rate this book a solid 10/10! Odd Boy is a homeless boy who is really good at playing the fiddle, a wizard watched Odd boy for a while, the wizard then decided to meet Odd boy. He gives Odd Boy a golden fiddle. Odd Boy then lives with the Wizard in his magical kingdom. But if Odd Boy exits the kingdom, he will loose his voice. Odd Boy leaves anyway, then he meets the music teacher. The music teacher notices Odd Boys talent, and adopts him. The music teacher has a son who is a fiddler, he grows envy on how good Odd Boy is at playing. Him and the other village boys try to make Odd Boy leave, all while Odd Boy can not talk. GREAT BOOK!!!!
Title: The Pants Project
Author: Cat Clarke
Summary: Liv and Maisie start a new middle school, but things don’t go the right way, as the two popular girls have made Maisie choose them over Liv. However, Liv has a secret that she hasn’t revealed yet: she feels like a boy!
Title: De GEA
Author: Matt and Tom Oldfield
Summary: This book is all about the life of David DeGea. The book follows his early life as a child, he was born in Madrid (Spain) and was interested in football from an early age. He played for an under 11 team and then was called when he was 17 years old to his dream club Atletico Madrid team. After a few years, he was bought by Manchester United and he was at the peak of his career. This book is recommended to anyone who likes football and wants to know more about an inspiring footballer.
Title: Shrinking Violet (definitely needs a dog)
Author: Lou Kuenzler
Rating: **** 1/2
Summary: Violet overheard a conversation that her mum and dad were having about her Uncle Max coming round. Violet thought that her Uncle Max was getting her a dog so she got so excited that … SHE SHRANK! Then, she found a letter about a pet rescue so went to go to the rescue centre with her friend to help them out but ended up entering an agility competition – which she came last in! Whilst at the agility competition, Violet fell in love with a particular dog named Chip however, when Violet attended Uncle Max’s wedding, Violet was sad to see her uncle had rescued Chip but not for Violet, for his new wife. However Bunny, Max’s wife, did not like Chip as he was not a pure breed so after a very eventful wedding and lots of drama later… Violet was able to take the dog home for herself and Uncle Max’s marriage ended in disaster!
I loved this book, I enjoyed reading it with my Mum! We have read every single day!
Title: The spy who loved school dinners
Author: Pamela Butchart
Summary: Izzy and her friends are in big trouble… The new girl Mathilde is not talking to them even though Izzy was in charge of talking to her! Is there a spy in the school???
Author: Peter Bunzl
Rating: ***** – highly recommended
Summary: Lily and Robert are invited to a spectacular show by Slimwood’s travelling sky circus but behind, a secret beholds Lily’s past, from the flying bird-girl to the lobster-handed boy. As they uncover the secrets from Lily’s past… a new journey begins!
Title: Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Author: Kate Dicamillo
Rating: **** – highly recommended
Summary: Edward Tulane was a China rabbit, he was a toy but he wasn’t any ordinary toy; he had feelings. He was owned by a girl named Abilene but soon after they found each other, he got lost…
Title: How Kirsty Jenkins stole the elephant
Author: Elen Caldecott
Summary: Kirsty loves the allotment that her grandfather had and just before he dies, Kirsty promises that she will take good are of it for him. However, mean Mr Thomas, who works at the council, said that she was too young to keep it and that there was a list of people who get the next allotment. Kirsty was so sad so she made many plans to try to create her own. A story of resilience in action!
Our Learning Journey photo gallery:
October 2020 – We dissected ‘The Pluck’ of a sheep
List of useful revision websites:
List of useful spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities