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We've made it through to the Easter holidays!  We hope that you manage to enjoy these two weeks with your families safe at home.  We are launching our home learning and communication with families after the Easter holidays.  This will be through ClassDojo.  It can be accessed on a computer, IOS and android devices.  Please read the letter in the Letters to Parents and send  your email address to school.

 

 

 

Dear parents/carers,

 

In light of the news of school closures over the coming weeks, Mrs Routledge and Miss Holden have compiled a list of ideas to keep your children busy during this time. Please note that some of these ideas might not be achievable without resources and we don’t expect anyone to go out and source them.  In addition, we have sent out paper packs of work for each child and would appreciate where possible that these would be done for a short time daily- this will make them less onerous and will provide the child will somewhat of a routine during this difficult time.

 

Reading ideas

 

It is crucial that your child continues to read regularly and some websites are offering ebooks for free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html…

 

Books linked to WWII: Friend or Foe, Diary of Anne Frank, Goodnight Mr Tom, War Boy, Letter from the Lighthouse, An Elephant in the Garden, Carrie’s War.

 

To learn, copy and illustrate the poem Flander's field. 

 

Spellings

 

Continue to learn the Year 5 and 6 spelling words. These can be found in your child's journal or if you type them into google. 

 

Writing ideas

 

To write their own poem based on either the Blitz/evacuation etc

 

To watch the video piano or beyond the lines on Literacy shed and retell the story. https://www.literacyshed.com/war-and-peace-shed.html

 

Maths

 

Practise your calculation methods regularly.

 

Go on Times Table Rockstars. The login in on the letter sent home. https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Homework

 

If any of the children have still not completed their one word homework ‘war’ they could continue or improve this.

 

Computing

 

The children have recently been improving their Powerpoint skills and have started to produce one about WWII- they could try recreate this at home.

 

French

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2french.html

 

https://www.french-games.net/

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=french

 

 

Art

 

 Design a propaganda poster. Look up examples on the internet. 

 

Draw a spitfire using this step by step tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz0AHtDr_LY 

 

Design Technology

 

 https://the1940sexperiment.com/100-wartime-recipes/ make one of these rationing recipes (with the help of an adult of course) 

 

Make, Do and Mend project- use material in your house and turn it into something you could wear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKC7hN672KA

 

Design and ake an Anderson Shelter.

 

Geography

 

Make a tourist guide for your hometown for a visitor.

 

Research the countries involved in WWII.

 

P.E

 

Learn how to swing dance 1940s style.

 

 https://www.google.com/search?q=ww2+dance+tutorials&rlz=1C1GCEB_enGB813GB813&oq=ww2+dance+tutorials&aqs=chrome..69i57.12663j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_sB9yXojBLs7OgQadoISQDg29  

 

The bodycoach has some videos online for children's workouts if you just type them in google. 

 

Outdoor Learning

 

Research ‘Dig for Victory’ and plant something yourself.

 

Here is a link to a website that will provide you with answers for the 'ten for ten' booklets that were sent out. https://www.blakedowncofeprimary.co.uk/sats-revision-homework-tasks/

 

We hope this list is a benefit to you. Mrs Routledge and Miss Holden would like to remind the children to stay safe, sensible, avoid gathering and wash their hands regularly. We would like to thank the children for all their hard work and thank parents/carers for their continued support.

 

Many thanks, 

 

Mrs Routledge and Miss Holden :) 

 

 

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To keep you updated on your child's education, please visit our class blog here - https://www.stokesleypa.org.uk/blog/category/year-six-blog

Here are the pieces of homework created by Miss Holden's class based on the Titanic.

 

Useful information for Parents

Planners need to be in school every day!

Homework

  • Spellings - handed out on a Monday and tested on a Monday. In addition the children will be tested each half term on 20 words from the Year 5/6 Spelling List
  • Topic - One word homework each half term. This needs to be quality and can be produced with adult support.
  • SATs revision homework will not be given at various times. 

Reading: The single, most important way you can help your child in Year Six is to read with them every day. Keep it short and enjoyable and discuss what has been read. Please record in your child's planner. 

PE: The children will need outdoor PE kit on Fridays and indoor PE kit on Mondays. Please ensure that the children's PE kits (both indoor and outdoor) are left in school throughout the term in case we change our PE days. Earrings MUST NOT be worn for PE.

The School Day 

08:55  -  Children collected from the school playground. 

09:00 - 09:10 -  Registration and Morning Task

09:10 - 10:15 - Core Lessons 

10:15 - 10:30 - Break Time 

10:30 - 11:30 - Core Lessons 

11:30 - 12:00 - Key Skills

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch 

13:00 - 15:10 – Foundation Subject Lessons

 

Important Dates

  • SATS Week - Monday 11th May- Thursday 14th May 2020
  • Tag Rugby - Wednesday 25th March 2020. 
  • Sportshall Athletics - Thursday 13th February. 

 

Responsibilities

All children in Year Six are encouraged to take on a role or responsibility. For example, buddies, librarians, KS1 readers.

 

Year 6 Curriculum