Year 6

Welcome to TERM 6! 

Our new topic focus is Blood Heart: 

How does blood flow? What's in blood? What can your heart rate tell you?

Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry – blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies.

William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made ground breaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover? Why do people give blood? Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused by smoking, to the lungs and heart. Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell!

How will you keep your heart healthy? We will be exploring this science based topic in lots of detail – to help you build your knowledge please use the knowledge organiser below and also have a look at some of the home learning ideas that you can do.

Please click on the three documents below, to support your learning.

Please continue to view the padlet for updates on learning daily.

WELCOME TO THE YEAR 6 CLASS PAGE!

I hope that you are well and that you are enjoying your home learning packs.

Below are different opportunities to do further home learning in a range of subjects. 

Our topic this term: Time Travellers 

Home learning 

Please remember to visit the Padlet – there are lots of learning opportunities on there!

Reading 

Please access the Padlet to read and comment about Tom’s Midnight Garden. 

Writing 

Imagine what it would be like ten years in the future. Write a diary entry about the types of things you might have or would be doing. What would be your favourite things? What would be a challenge etc. 

Create a timeline about your life – with clear events included. 

Write a range of interview questions for different member of your family and find out information about their past and their interests. Interview the person and record their responses. Write up their information into a report about them. 

Mathematics 

Please continue to practice your range of arithmetic skills that you have developed by using My Mini Maths: https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-mini-maths/

Please continue to practice your division and multiplication facts using: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Please learn the parts of a circle using: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/z8c7qty

There is also a learning work pack that you can use at this address with lots of different mathematics practice: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ 

Art

Find out about the famous artist Andy Wahol by visiting the link to the Tate gallery:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-andy-warhol

Write up your research in a non – chronological report. What did you find out about the artist? What interested you etc?

Have a go at some art work based on Andy Wahol’s repeated self portrait. 

Music

Explore different music ideas and making your own musical instrument to play at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/half-term-music-activities/zmmpxyc/ 

Happy Learning – Please remember to view the Year 6 padlet too!


 

Hello Year 6, 

I hope that you are well and that you are enjoying your home learning packs.

Below are different opportunities to do further home learning in a range of subjects. 

Writing 

Write an historical story based in Tudor times. You may wish to include some of the key Tudors that you already know about. Remember to include a clear setting, detailed characters and a good atmosphere by including your use of figurative language (similes, metaphors etc) and your use of varied sentence length (like Michael Morpurgo).

Remember to include your best grammar and punctuation to. 

Mathematics 

Please continue to practice your range of arithmetic skills that you have developed by using My Mini Maths: https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-mini-maths/ 

Please continue to practice your division and multiplication facts using: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Please learn the parts of a circle using: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/z8c7qty 

There is also a learning work pack that you can use at this address with lots of different mathematics practice:

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ 

Art

Watch the information on the link below and then use your creative drawing skills to make your own unique Tudor costume design. You can annotate (make notes) around your diagram if you wish to show the features designed. 

The clip is: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3x6n39 

Shown above, is one clear design already completed and shared on the 'padlet' by Amelia.

Music 

Explore Tudor music using the link below. Write about which music you like and why?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-tudors-music/zm4gvk7 

Spelling 

You can continue to practice and learn your spellings to improve them. 

Please use the link https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6 to practice key suffixes or prefixes. 

P.E 

Please remember that you can join Joe Wicks to complete his workout on a weekday 9:00am – 9:30am.

It is so much fun. Please follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

There are many of the sessions saved on there, if you can’t access it at the time it is live. 

Reading 

David Walliams is reading a story at 11am on weekdays. So, if you fancy diving into a new book for the day then join him on this link: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

History 

Research information about the Tower of London in Tudor times and how it as changed over time. Write a non-chronological report about what you found out. 

Happy Learning!! Please remember to view the Year 6 'PADLET' too.

The Year 6 Team.


 

Welcome back to Term Four. We have lots of engaging and interactive learning to look forward to within Year 6. With the overarching theme of The Tudors, which is running through all our different subjects. 

Literacy: 

This term, the children will be working towards and producing two key pieces of written work, they are a diary entry and a piece of historical narrative. They will be practicing and further developing their skills within grammar, punctuation and spellings.

Class Reading:

This term we will be reading ‘Treason' by Berlie Doherty together as a class. We will continue to analyse the text features used within the text and compare this with our last text by a different author.

Further to this, we will be studying many more extracts and texts to develop our inferencing and explaining skills within our guided reading sessions

Mathematics:

This term we will be further exploring algebra, geometry and measures. We will be engaging in developing greater efficiency within arithmetic to really secure our skills as good mathematicians. We will then explore all areas of learning through further problem solving and reasoning.

Geography:

We will be looking at maps of London and particularly the landscape around the Tower of London.

History:

In history we will be diving into the world of the Tudors. Investigating and researching the life of Henry VIII and the life of Anne Boleyn. We will be visiting Ayscoughfee Hall and Burley House to support this journey of discovery and really bring to life for the children.  

Art:

We will be looking at the detail of and sketching Tudor costumes and jewellery.  

RE:

The children will focus their learning on Islam this term. Finding out about key rites of passage within this religion and links to other religions.

PE:

On Monday afternoons the children will be learning Tudor dancing and on Friday afternoons they will be participating in invasion games. Indoor and Outdoor PE kit will be required this term. 

Things to do at home:

Spellings: Will be given out on a Monday and will be tested in school on a Monday

Reading - Read Every Day - it is essential to read every day to learn new vocabulary and to develop your reading skills. But also, to build on your love for reading.  

Homework:

Homework will be given out each week on a Friday to be completed and given back in by the following Friday. 

Looking Forward to an engaging term, any questions please ask.

Mrs Norman and the Year 6 team