Welcome to the Wonderful Year 6 Web page!
This half term’s learning journey is: World War Two!
Welcome to Year 6!
Week Beginning: Monday 8th March 2021
–WELCOME BACK! First of all we just want to say how pleased we are to know that we will be returning to school on Monday 8th March 2021. We have missed all of the children and look forward getting back into the classroom! Please ensure you read Mrs Kilkenny’s letter carefully for all information regarding a safe return for everyone. Reminder school times: 8.40am drop off and 2.40pm collection
– WELLBEING FOCUS! The first few weeks after our return will be very heavily focused on well being and settling back into the changes. For some children the next few days are going to be very daunting. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you feel there is anything we need to be aware of to best support your child upon our return!
– LOANED LAPTOPS! Lots of children were loaned laptops, please ensure you await an email/call from Ms Gardiner to inform you of what needs to happen with the laptops as they will all now need to be returned.
–SECONDARY SCHOOLS! We hope that on Monday 1st March you received some good news about secondary school allocations. Please contact the school office in the first instance if you have any concerns re secondary school allocations and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We will be speaking to the children about secondary school places and preparing them as best we can for the changes ahead!
This week… we will be settling in initially having a recap of all the areas we covered over the lockdown and beginning to recognise where the children are at. We will then begin a unit of learning linked to fractions! We know children found this tricky whilst we were working from home and felt that it would be best to look over all learning again to identify where we are at. We will also be providing children who feel more confident with some more challenging tasks that require application of skills and knowledge.
This week… we will be applying our learning linked about the Blitz to writing a newspaper report. Children will explore existing newspaper articles and then begin to unpick key features of these. We will then look at consolidating our knowledge of Enfield during WW2 and how it was impacted by bombs during the Blitz. Finally, we will pull all learning together to write our own newspaper report on Enfield during the Blitz
PSHE: we will be settling back into life in school by exploring how to re-establish friendships after a really difficult period.
ART/VALUES: Linked to this half-terms value as explored in home learning – TRUST
HISTORY: Take part in RAF Museum workshop based on The Blitz – link to English
SCIENCE: Continue with learning about light!
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!
-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