Welcome to Year 6
We hope that you are all continuing to stay safe and well at home.
Below you will find a series of learning resources to continue to support your child with their learning at home. We are continuing to use Talk for Writing as the basis for our English work and are now moving to White Rose for our Maths work. These resources should provide the children with an hour of learning for each subject each day. In addition to this, there are also some resources related to our summer term topic, staying active, practical ideas and additional English and Maths further down the page if the children wish to do extra work.
We have now provided the link to the fourth Talk for Writing Booklet. This should provide English work for a two week period, including some Reading activities and plenty of Writing activities. For Year 6, this unit is a narrative Writing block called 'Hidden Treasure'. The children will complete work surrounding imaginative writing techniques and vocabulary. They will then use their imagination to write about what they would do if they found hidden treasure on a beach. There is also a second unit available for those working at Greater Depth called 'Dreams' which covers dream poetry, art and Martin Luther King's famous speech 'I have a dream'
For this half term, we are moving to using the White Rose Maths home learning resources. Every week there are five lessons. Each lesson has a video for the children to watch which explains the learning concepts and models examples. There is then a worksheet for the children to complete, which includes a mixture of calculations, problem solving and reasoning tasks. There are also answers provided.
For year six, when you open the link, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and select ‘Week 4 of the summer term-Multiply Fractions by Integers’. The link below will allow you access to the teaching video and we have downloaded four daily worksheets below the internet link for you to use at home. On the Friday pupils can take part in the Friday maths challenge on BBC Bitesize using the link on the bottom of the page. The lessons for this week focus on building the children’s understanding of fractions. If the work set is too difficult, please access the White Rose resources for other year groups.
The Maths 4 Everyone website linked below provides additional resources.
We continue to examine the monarchy this half term. After studying the Tudors, we will look at the Stuarts and how the monarchy changed. It might be a good idea to research the English Civil War and The Great Fire of London as important events in this period. Finally, we will study the influence of Queen Victoria and examine her family tree to realise the influence her extended family would have in the 20th century. Within these areas of study, maybe one event could be researched in detail and a project produced on that particular aspect of the changing nature of the monarchy.
If your child would like further English/Maths work, please use the home learning packs from Classroom Secrets and Head Start which are available below. We have recently updated the Classroom Secrets pack so there is new content available.
In addition to this, practical learning ideas and online games are also outlined below. There are also external links available to both the Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize resources which will further support your children's learning at home.
In order to help you to stay fit and healthy, we have also added a link to Get Set 4 PE which includes ideas for activities you can carry out to stay active at home.
Year 6 had the most wonderful time at Liddington PGL during the first week of term! The children did themselves proud and made the most of every opportunity. We were lucky to spend a lovely week getting to know the children, watching them overcome challenges and problem solve. Year 6 took part in a wide range of activities, including archery, canoeing, raft building, zip wire and abseiling. We saw excellent team work from everybody and it was a pleasure to see the children building such strong relationships, particularly when encouraging friends to face their fears. Well done everyone! What a fantastic start to your journey in your last year at Straits! Let's start as we mean to go on and make it a year to remember!
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