Welcome to the Wonderful Year 6 Web page!
This half term’s learning journey is: Pump it up!
Welcome to Year 6!
Week Ending: Friday 25th September 2020
-Assessment week success – Year 6 children have been fabulous this week during our assessment week. The teachers will now work hard to analyse gaps and identify teaching priorities.
-Year 6 Secondary Transfer information – It is time to start looking at secondary schools! We hope the virtual meeting this week with Ms Gardiner was useful, please see side tab for the link to the ppt if you missed it. For more information, please see the school newsletter for important links & the document attached below which outlines the dates for ‘Virtual open evenings’. If you need more information about Secondary Transfer please email the school office and we will do our best to help you.
Enfield Secondary Schools Virtual Open Evenings taking place in September and October 2021
-Reminder: 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)
This week we have… been completing NFER assessments. There were 3 maths papers: arithmetic, reasoning 1 and reasoning 2. Children marked their own papers so are aware of where they made errors. We have discussed in classes which areas are going to be our big foci for this year!
Next week we will… focus on key skills of addition and subtraction. We will develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills with the support of bar models. Bar modelling is used across the school as a visual to support mathematical calculations.
This week we have… been continuing to develop our language to support our unit outcome – to write a setting description. We have used drama techniques to bring an image of our magical forest to life and worked using a variety of different resources to tease out creative language. Towards the end of the week, children had the chance to take part in planning, shared writing and finally their own independent writing. We got so excited with our modelled writing that we haven’t quite got to ‘publish’ our writing so we will finish this off at the start of next week. We will share some of our work on the website next week… be prepared to be amazed!
Next week we will… begin our new unit based on the text ‘Holes’. We will begin our immersion of the first 2 chapters of the text and begin to explore characters thoughts and feelings through drama and creative techniques.
This week we have… continued with or focus on managing worries and anxieties in PSHE as we return to school in a restricted ‘COVID-19’ climate. This week we also explored ways to manage loss and missing loved ones. We talked about ‘coping strategies’ and we all created our own ‘coping toolkit’. Additionally, this week some children have had a go at using the Chrome books/Google classroom (with a few teething issues) and others have carried out our first Year 6 Science investigation thinking about using scientific language correctly.
Next week we will… continue with our learning journey science learning and some more children will begin to use our brand new Chrome books in Geography lessons!! Please be aware that we need to quarantine the Chrome Books before they are used in a different class so please be aware that children will get to use these on a carefully planned rotation! We will also continue with our PSHE learning and next week’s focus will be HOPE.
This week’s Home Learning
Year 6 homework will be set on a Friday and be due in on a Tuesday. As children will no longer have homework books, we will be setting homework via online platforms: purple mash, MyMaths and TTR. We will publish a full list of Year 6 homework here every week so please remember to check this webpage weekly! We will also go through the homework expectations with the children in class on a Friday afternoon. If children have any difficulty managing the homework allocated to them, we have asked that they speak to their teacher on a Monday.
Maths: This week maths homework has been set on MyMaths linked to some areas of weakness, which were highlighted in the maths assessments. These are different for different groups of children so when your child logs on, they will have 2 tasks/lessons to complete. Please ensure children go through the lessons BEFORE attempting the task. If your child does not complete their homework please note that they will now be asked to stay in during their lunchtime to complete it. It is important our approach is fair and consistent across the year group so please speak to your child’s class teacher if your child has been unable to do/access it and we will make allowances for this.
Purple Mash: Reading Comprehension activities – continued from last week
–Read Terranex Chapter 3 – Billy and Cally head to the ground floor research facility and after being stalked by a Terranex droid the children seek safety in a strange looking time machine.
-Answer questions on Terranex Chapter 3 – Answer multiple choice questions about the text
–+ and – up to 1000! pre learning fluency linked to next week’s maths focus – addition and subtraction. This game is designed to speed up mental methods!
Spelling: These will not be tested again but these are the words that children were tested on during this weeks spelling section of the SPAG paper. We suggest that children have a look at the word list and learn any words that they know they were unable to spell this week!
Science – CONTINUED PROJECT BASED (2 Weeks!)
Please click the following link for all information explained…
Year 6 Heart Home learning
Year 6 Polite reminders:
– If you wish for your child to walk home independently, you must email the school office to give 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.
Year 6 Book Blog!
This week’s entries:
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!
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