Joke of the day:
My wife told me to stop acting like a flamingo.
So I had to put my foot down.
Dear Y6 parents, carers and children,
Welcome to the Year 6 online learning page! Here you will be able to find all information relevant to Doves class during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Every Monday, I will upload new 5-day plans for English and Maths, with a topic plan that covers other subjects from the Primary National Curriculum. These plans will be familiar, scaled-down versions of what we have been doing in class and will largely focus on National Curriculum expectations.
Our expectation is that children complete, as practical as is possible, one session of English and one session of Maths each day, with some topic work on top; topic work will include a selection of activities from the foundation subjects. Please continue to practise the statutory spellings, maybe in sets of 10 every week. If you wish, you could test them on these each Monday, like we do in class, before working through the new set for that week.
Don’t feel like you need to print everything in the plans – simply ask children to work on paper (or the exercise book they have brought home), writing as neatly and as clearly as they can (especially with calculations when it comes to maths). I would love to see how your children are getting on with this work – please email me with photos of your children’s learning using the Year 6 homework email address; I can then tweet them to show everyone what you’ve been doing!
Plans for the week beginning Monday 6th July:
Second revision booklet: Year 6 Independent Maths and English Work Booklet 2
Unfortunately the link to Pie Corbett reading his poem seems to be broken :o(
Topic overview: Summer 2 Week 6 topic map
Plans for the week beginning Monday 29th June:
****Thank you to all of you who have sent me a headshot and an avatar. If you haven’t yet done that, please try and get one to me by the end of the week at the latest. ****
Tuesday Kangaroo words
Wednesday Moving House
Thursday there their they’re
Topic planning Summer 2 week 5–Summer 2 Week 5 topic map
Plans for the week beginning Monday 22nd June:
This is the week that some of you will be returning to a Year 6 bubble in school. You will all be completing the same work for the rest of the term, whether you are at home or in school. The next 2 weeks will be focusing on transition activities to help prepare you for your move to high school.
****If you have not completed the class appreciation sheet from last week, please can you do this as a priority early this week.*****
Monday- Multiple Mazes x7
Wednesday– Negative numbers
Thursday– Calculating with Negative numbers
Friday– Friday Maths games
Monday- Homophone poem
Wednesday- Words within words
Thursday- Watch the video of The Lighthouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HfBbSUORvo
Write a diamante poem Lighthouse Diamante poem
Independent Year 6 Maths and English revision Year 6 Independent Maths and English Workbook 1
Plans for the week beginning Monday 15th June:
Summer 2 Week 3 topic plan PSHE; Spanish; History/Science/DT/English
English —reading. See below for all Chapters of Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. Read together, discuss and enjoy.
********NEW INFORMATION FOR PARENTS 08.06.2020
Think U Know is the name for the set of resources produced by the National Crime Agency / CEOP to help keep children safe while online. They will be producing new material each fortnight here:
Plans for the week beginning Monday 8th June:
First News w/c: 05/06/2020
- Monday-Words within words
- Tuesday- Direct and Indirect Speech
- Wednesday practising-the-past-progressive
- Thursday-Direct speech
- Friday Fleur East – Black Lives Matter comprehension
Pig Heart Boy:
Topic planning w/c 08.06.2020 Summer 2 Week 2 topic map
Welcome back after another very different holiday! I hope you are all feeling refreshed and have enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine.
Plans for the week beginning Monday 1st June:
- Maths and English daily practice Arithmetic-and-SPaG Summer 2 week 1
- Spanish–how to say where you live
- Shared reading: Chapters 1-3 Pig Heart Boy by Mallorie Blackman. pages_from_pig_heart_boy_extract Please read and enjoy this with your child. Due to the subject matter of this excellent story, I recommend reading it together so that you can discuss any of the issues raised.
There is a brief synopsis of the story here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/pig-heart-boy/malorie-blackman/9780552551663
- Science/History/ Technology/ English topic: What Price Progress?
- Topic planner w/c 01.06.2020 Summer 2 Week 1 topic map
Plans for the week beginning Monday 18th May:
- Read through this week’s newspaper, a bit each day. Complete the puzzles if you want. Enjoy! First News
- English planning w.c 18.05.2020 Linked with Science. Writing a story.
- Monday maths Monday-Find the net
- Tuesday Maths match-the-nets-1 match-the-nets-2
- Wednesday–Properties of 3D shapes
- Friday–End of unit check
Topic planning w.c.18.05.2020 Topic planning
Plans for the week beginning Monday 11th May:
This would have been SATs week so I have got a test for you to complete. It needs to be completed and returned to me by 4pm on Thursday 14th May. Please read through the whole test so you know what you have to do in the given time. You may attempt the test in any order— there are 11 papers in all to complete. For Paper 6, your parents are needed. Please ask them to email me when you are ready to do Paper 6 and I will send them the spelling test to read, just as we have practised.
I will post the answers on Friday for you to check.
There is also a short arithmetic and SPaG task to do every day.
I sent you or your parents an email with this week’s First News attached, but I am including it here in case you didn’t receive it. Please write a paragraph about a news item in it that you found interesting and why.
Plans for the week beginning Monday 4th May:
- English–SPAG focus :
Wednesday Spot the mistakes
Log in to Reading Pro, then click on Reading Pro Library. Click on ‘Books’ tab at the top. Make sure that “books in my lexile range” is checked (on the left hand side). Choose a book to read. If there is a quiz to go with it, please complete it. Repeat as often as you like.
- Maths–2D shape revision
2d Shape place mats (useful revision sheet)
Monday Properties of 2D shapes (Powerpoint)
This week’s foundation subjects continue to be Science: Evolution and Inheritance; Spanish; and some work around V.E. Day
- Morse code
- Could you make a wartime recipe? If you do, please send me a photo and let me know what you thought of it ! t2-h-4750-wartime-recipe-booklet_ver_1
Plans for the week beginning Monday 27th April:
- English-reading focus English planning Tuesday’s extract–Cogheart Friday’s extract -Moonlocket
- Please can you go onto Reading Pro and log-in.
(The Org ID is 42CR)
Then click on the Reading Pro link underneath your name. This will (should!) open up a selection of genres of book–you need to click the ones you are interested in, and then there is a short quiz to do.
- Maths-geometry Maths planning 27.04.2020
- This week’s foundation subjects continue to be Science: Evolution and Inheritance; Spanish; and a final copy of report comments—a couple of paragraphs, ideally in a Word document, which I will copy and paste exactly as it is on to the school report
- Summer week 2 topic map
Plans for the week beginning Tuesday 21st April:
- This week’s Foundation subjects include a new Science unit: Evolution and Inheritance; learning some Spanish; some new P.E. activities to try; and your personal comments and reflections to include on your school report (see link for guidance) My Y6 summary Children’s report comments guidance
- Topic Map Summer week 1
- English- narrative writing based on video ‘The Dragon Slayer’ Summer week 1 English planning
- Maths-Geometry and Properties of shape Summer week 1 Maths
This is the link for Reading Pro:
Please email me for your log-in details.
Plans for the week beginning Monday 23rd March:
- English – letter writing and a non-chronological report based on the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.
- English plan–Holes
- Maths – continuing our work on Ratio and Proportion.
- Y6 Maths plan 23rd March
- Science – Refraction Activity Sheet Amazing Arrow Editable Activity Sheet Incredible Images Editable Lesson Presentation Refraction
- PSHE- Healthy Me 12 TMH Resources Feelings Worksheet
- Art -Houses. Make your drawing A4 sized-you will need it over the next few weeks. House-Images
Please send me photos of what you have been doing!
To flesh out the curriculum, here are some extra things that may be of interest:
- These are certainly unusual, unprecedented times. It would be fantastic if you could keep a diary (in the form of a book, a blog, a video diary, whatever form you’d like) of your thoughts, activities, feelings etc at this time. You could include pictures, photos, anecdotes…You don’t have to share this with me (but I’d love to read it you want to share), but, in future years, it would be really interesting to look back on—this really is ‘history in the making’. Who knows? In years to come, your diary might be used as a primary evidence source in history lessons!
- BBC Newsround will be a daily source of child-friendly news and information about things happening around the world. We often watch this in class, having lots of open and interesting discussions about these events. The three daily editions will be posted online at 9.15am, 12.10pm and 4pm.
- Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, will be doing daily PE lessons for children on his YouTube channel, to encourage them to stay active as much as possible. These will start at 9am each morning. He already has a range of workouts for children to do at home, which are a great place to start!
For adding variety, some new additions: (all free)
Let me know what you think of these.
https://www.rigb.org/ExpeRimental Science to do at home
https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate Live Science every day
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen stories to download
https://radioblogging.net/ English and writing
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ Story telling every day at 1100
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-iOnF1dIM8eagPO05SMnRQ live at 1100 every day. Ollie Tunmer ex-cast member of Stomp!
Take a virtual tour of a museum:
Live Music, PSHE and exercise lessons with Rock Kidz everyday at 14.00
Learn to draw with award winning, official World Book Day author/illustrator Rob Biddulph http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
Practise touch typing https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Practise programming with Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted
If you find anymore websites or apps that you are enjoying using, please let me know so I can share them.
A reminder that the Year 6 homework email address will be active from Monday 23rd March. You are free to email me with any questions about anything here between 10-2 Monday to Friday; I will get back to you as soon as I can. I am looking forward to sharing your learning and hearing what else you might have been up to.
I wish you, your children and your families all the best during these troubling times. Enjoy the opportunity to learn, play and have fun together as a family. Please stay safe, stay home and I look forward to seeing you all again ‘on the other side’.
Week 2 w/c 30.03.2020— nearly the Easter holidays!
So, how was Week 1 of home schooling? Remember this is a 3 day week and then it’s the Easter holidays!
Please don’t feel you need to print everything in the plans – simply ask children to work on paper, on the computer (if appropriate), or in the exercise book they have brought home, writing as neatly and as clearly as they can (especially with calculations when it comes to maths). Keep a balance of word processed and handwritten work, if you are using a computer.
I have really enjoyed seeing the work you have all been sending me, but there is no expectation that you do this. If you are particularly proud of a piece of work, or want to share it with the class, I would love to see it. In the same way, if you want to send me an email, to ask anything or just to say ‘hi’, please do.
- Email address: email@example.com
- Plans for the week beginning Monday 30th March (only 3 days!):
- Topic Map
- English – a non-chronological report about your own made-up animal. See Topic map.
- Maths – finishing our unit on Ratio and Proportion.
- Science –Colour spectrum. see topic map.
- PSHE– Healthy Me- poster. See topic map.
- Art -Houses
Please send me photos of what you have been doing! Here are some lovely pieces of work you shared last week:
Look at all the suggested sites which I updated last week—these are also on the main Doves page. There are lots of fun activities to do on there.
I know you will all be missing my jokes ;o) so I will post some of my favourites each week. Please feel free to send me your favourites too.
Here’s one to start the week with:
Why don’t oysters donate to charity? Because they’re shellfish.
And finally, thank you Layla for this introducing Barney, the latest member of your family–just gorgeous: