Year 6 2020 - 2021
We hope you have had a lovely Summer and are now very excited about being in Year 6.
Mrs. Gurney, Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Morgan are really looking forward to welcoming you all back to school.
Our topic for the Autumn Term is based on the events of World War II and in particular, the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Mathematics sessions will develop and consolidate everyone's knowledge of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics
In English we will be writing narratives, including flashbacks, developing our descriptive techniques. We will be creating non-fiction reports including non-chronological reports, newspaper reports, biographies, recounts and persuasive writing. We will write our own Remembrance and Performance poetry.
We will enjoy reading together in our Guiding Reading sessions, when we will share books based on the era of our topic.
The children will consolidate their understanding of the changing states of materials recognising that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes. Children will understand that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and be able to describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
In the second half of the term, the children will consolidate their understanding of light and by making their own periscopes demonstrate how light travels.
In History we shall be understanding changes over time due to historical battles. We shall research what life was like for children who were evacuated from the cities to the countryside.
In Geography we shall identify the countries involved in WWII and investigate why the correct weather conditions were so important for the D-Day landings.
In Computing the children will create an information vlog about an area of interest and share this in an Y6 online portfolio.
In Art, children will use mixed media and a range of sketching techniques to recreate famous WWII planes and soldiers in action. In Design Technology, we will use recycled material to construct a scale model of an Anderson Shelter.
In Religious Education we will be studying Christianity, recognising what Christians believe about the Kingdom of God and how God showed his love for humanity in Jesus.
Music involves composing and performing a musical soundtrack / musical effects to accompany a mini-film.
In Languages we will be focusing on comparing life in Poynton in 1940 with 2020 as well as the life of a French child.
To look at our learning in more detail, download 'Autumn Plan for Term' under Files to Download. This is our termly Holistic Overview.
Work during isolation
If you are isolating but otherwise well here is some work to keep you busy! Each day you should aim to do some from each section.
- Read and record reading in your extras book, remember it is important to read a variety of genres.
- Access the Read Theory website . It is free to use and is a fantastic website to help improve reading comprehension. Try to add to your progress each time you play
- Use the Oak Academy Oak Academy site to access lessons, worksheets and activites for each of the units we cover in Year 6.
- Play BBC Bitesize Guardians of Mathematica. It is a fantastic game to play which covers a huge amount of maths whilst defeating dragons and other foe!
- Play the Prodigy maths game, another great quest involving a variety of Y6 maths concepts.
- Our theme is WW2 this term and we would like you to write a variety of pieces within this theme. Whether it is a diary entry from an evacuee, a letter from a soldier, a poem, an advert relating to Government propaganda at the time, a narrative or something else you might feel relevant. Email us a copy or send it in, we would love to read them!
**** Mrs. Gurney's Class Isolation Tasks****
(22/23 October 2020)
Thank you for logging onto the class page to find your work for Tuesday and Wednesday.
From tomorrow (Thursday 22nd October) your work will be available via Google Classroom. It will still be in the same format as it has been on the school website with powerpoints to go through and activities to do.
You will need to use your Google login that you have all been sent previously. You need to go to Google and click on 'sign in' on the top right hand corner.
When you are signed in you will see in the top right hand corner nine dots, this is your menu. Now click on Classroom. You will be asked if you are a student or a teacher, choose student. The class will then appear and you need to click on that. On the front page is a stream so you can send messages to Mrs. Gurney but remember all of your class will be able to see the messages as well.
Under Classwork, you will find your activities just as they have been presented to you on the school website.
I look forward to 'seeing' you in Google Classroom!
**** 48 Hour Isolation Tasks****
(20/21 October 2020)
English- LO: To use semi-colons and colons in longer lists
Work through BBC Bitesize- Colons and Semi Colons
Task- Describe some of your class-mates in a list with commas, semi colons and commas.
e.g Year 6W is made up of some great kids: ________; who is always listening, _________; smiling all the time, _________; with his amazing intonation when reading.
Maths- LO: To use common factors to simplify fractions
Work through BBC Bitesize to familiarise yourself again with simplifying fractions.
A bit extra...
Science- LO: Carry out an investigation at home
Task- Take pictures, make a video, compose a rap/song or write up an experiment showing some (or all!) of the following processes at home..
Guided Reading - Goodnight Mr. Tom
Read pages 162 - 166 which are available in the file section at the bottom of the page and answer the associated questions.
English- LO: To understand how to use hyphens
Go through the PowerPoint on Hyphens and familiarise yourself with all of the different uses.
Create an information poster that details (with examples) the many uses of the hyphen.
A bit of extra info
Maths- LO: To compare and order fractions which are >1
Work through BBC Bitesize to get familiar with how to compare and order fractions.
History- LO: To design an ultimate tank
Taking inspiration from Percy Hobart (last weeks lesson)
Design your own 'Hobart' Tank which includes his unique specifications with a few adaptations of your own. Send in a picture of your labelled drawing!
Guided Reading - Goodnight Mr. Tom
Read pages 167 - 171 which are available in the file section at the bottom of the page and answer the associated questions.
**** Isolation Tasks for those self isolating for 2 weeks ****
Please see Isolation letter for the weeks commencing 12/10/2020 and 19/10/2020
So far this term...
This week Y6 have attended a talk by the police and community officers of Cheshire Constabulary. Internet Safety was the main focus and children discussed age limits for apps, communication online and how to use the internet safetly.
A lot of the children were familiar with the apps that were talked about and were shocked when finding out the age that was appropriate for their usage.
Year 6 enjoyed Rainbow Day on October 9th thinking about our wellbeing with everyone making a rainbow kite and adding some positive statements about ourselves. We encouraged each other and shared our own techniques for resilience.
Year 6 have been enjoying a bit of mindfulness on a Friday afternoon after working hard all week! They have been using the natural world around them to create Mandalas. Some were inspired by our topic of WW2 and the Spitfires. Other groups painted rocks using blackberries as paint!
Files to Download
Year 6: News items
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