Year Six

Staff Team:

  • Mrs Clark and Mrs Stevens – Class Teachers
  • Mrs Humphries – Class Assistant Teacher

The Patron Saint of Y6 is St Margaret  Clitherow

Her feast day is the 26th March.

On the feast day of their patron Saint the children can wear their own clothes in school.

RE is at the core of our curriculum. We do two hours of RE every week and at least four sessions of collective worship. Additionally, the children lead a liturgy every Friday, which you are very welcome to join us for. Please look at the Spring newsletter to see the dates for the term.

Work for Y6 students while school is closed because of the coronavirus.

ENGLISH

There are 10 English sessions in this pack. The idea is that children complete one session per day.

There are brief instructions below to go with each session. Sometimes sessions have the option of comfortable / confident / challenge and sometimes the same task has been set for everyone. Where possible, children should complete the work in their books. There are also lots of grammar activities on Purple Mash and IXL, which the children are welcome to practice as much as they would like!

DAY 1

Cut out the LO and stick it into your book. Follow the instruction on the handout.

Day 1

L.O. To use different writing techniques

SLOW WRITING

  • Simile / metaphor
  • Punctuation for parenthesis
  • Punctuation for parenthesis
  • Speech – adverb – action
  • Passive Voice
  • Complex sentence

DAY 2

Work through the information on the handout.

Comfortable – complete the sheet and stick it into your book.

Confident – cut this out and stick it into your book then write your sentences into your book:

Day 2

L.O. To use adjectives and adverbs to enhance description

DAY 3

Complete the SAT’s practice paper. You do not have to complete it in a set amount of time. Read one text at a time before answering the questions. Don’t worry if you can’t answer all the questions. Remember that you don’t have to write in full sentences for all answers. For some of the three mark questions you can use bullet points.

DAY 4

Complete the SPaG practice paper. You do not have to complete it in a set amount of time. Don’t worry if you can’t answer all of the questions – just do your best.

DAY 5

Follow the instructions on the handout. You can write your story in your book or on the computer. Stick this L.O. into your book:

Day 5

L.O. To write a short story from a range of random stimuli

DAY 6

Cut out the LO and stick it into your book. Follow the instruction on the handout.

Day 6

L.O. To use different writing techniques

SLOW WRITING

  • Starting your sentence with a present participle
  • Simile
  • Embedded clause
  • Short sentence
  • Semi-colon
  • Modal verb

DAY 7

Work through the handout. Choose comfortable, confident or challenge. Stick in the L.O. below then write the sentences in your book rather than on the worksheet. Check your answers and mark your work when you have finished.

Day 7

L.O. To be able to identify a modal verb in a sentence

DAY 8

Complete the SAT’s practice paper. You do not have to complete it in a set amount of time. Read one text at a time before answering the questions. Don’t worry if you can’t answer all the questions. Remember that you don’t have to write in full sentences for all answers. For some of the three mark questions you can use bullet points.

DAY 9

Complete the SPaG practice paper. You do not have to complete it in a set amount of time. Don’t worry if you can’t answer all of the questions – just do your best.

DAY 10

Follow the instructions on the handout. You can write your story in your book or on the computer. Stick this L.O. into your book:

Day 10

L.O. To write a short story from a picture stimulus.

MATHS

There are 10 Maths sessions in this pack. The idea is that children complete one session per day.  There are brief instructions below to go with each session.

Sometimes sessions have the option of comfortable / confident / challenge and sometimes the same task has been set for everyone. You DO NOT need to complete every single question (unless you want to).  Spend 15-20 minutes on the task.  This is enough time to practise the skill.

Arithmetic tests should be completed in the booklets. 

All other work should be completed in their maths book. There are also lots of maths activities on IXL and TT Rockstars, which the children are welcome to practice as much as they would like!

Day 1 – Roman Numerals

Read the information sheets and use these as a reference for independent work. Stick the LO into your book.  Choose comfortable, confident or challenge to complete.  Once you have completed the task, mark your work with your red pen.

L.O: To read and write Roman numerals (pg10/11)

Comfortable – Section A – numbers to 100

Confident – Section B – numbers to 1000

Challenge – Section C – numbers to 1000 and beyond

Day 2 – Arithmetic Practice (half test)

Complete the Arithmetic test.  If you want to do it within the time limit, you should give yourself 15 minutes.  Half Test 8a – 15 minutes to complete.  Mark your work with your red pen. Stick the LO into your maths book and write down your total score next to it.

L.O: To answer arithmetic questions quickly and accurately  

Day 3 – Multiples

Read the examples at the top of the sheet.  Stick the LO into your book.  Choose comfortable, confident or challenge to complete.  Once you have completed the task, mark your work with your red pen.

L.O: To identify multiples (pg24)

Comfortable – Section A

Confident – Section B

Challenge – Section C

Day 4 – Arithmetic Practice (full test)

Complete the Arithmetic test.  If you want to do it within the time limit, you should give yourself 30 minutes.  Full test 6 – 30 minutes to complete.  Mark your work with your red pen. Stick the LO into your maths book and write down your total score next to it.

L.O: To answer arithmetic questions quickly and accurately  

Day 5 – Factors

Read the examples at the top of the sheet.  Stick the LO into your book.  Choose comfortable, confident or challenge to complete.  Once you have completed the task, mark your work with your red pen.

L.O: To identify factors (pg25)

Comfortable – Section A – numbers up to 100

Confident – Section B – including common factors

Challenge – Section C – including the highest common factor

Days 6 and 7 – Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000

Read the examples at the top of the sheet.  Stick the LO into your book.  Choose comfortable, confident or challenge to complete.  Once you have completed the task, mark your work with your red pen.

This covers both multiplying and dividing. You can either:

Spend one day on MULTIPLYING and the next on DIVIDING

Or

Work through all questions over two days.

L.O: To multiply and divide numbers by 10.100 and 100 (pg33)

Comfortable – Section A

Confident – Section B

Challenge – Section C

Day 8 – Arithmetic Practice (half test)

Complete the Arithmetic test.  If you want to do it within the time limit, you should give yourself 15 minutes.  Half Test 8b– 15 minutes to complete.  Mark your work with your red pen. Stick the LO into your maths book and write down your total score next to it.

L.O: To answer arithmetic questions quickly and accurately 

Day 9 – Arithmetic Practice (full test)

Complete the Arithmetic test.  If you want to do it within the time limit, you should give yourself 30 minutes.  Full test 7 – 30 minutes to complete.  Mark your work with your red pen. Stick the LO into your maths book and write down your total score next to it.

L.O: To answer arithmetic questions quickly and accurately  

Day 10 – Mental Maths – Test 1

Complete the mental maths test 1.  There is no time limit for this.   When finished, mark your work with your red pen. Stick the LO into your maths book and questions if you wish.

L.O: To answer maths questions involving a range of skills and mental strategies.   

Mental Test 1

You can complete Mental Test 2 if you wish.

L.O: To answer maths questions involving a range of skills and mental strategies.   

Mental Test 2

Learning objectives should be stuck into your maths books as usual.  Worksheets can be stuck in if this is helpful.  When you have completed the work, please mark it using your red pen.  Do any corrections as you would in class.

Please look at the Junior Chaplaincy section of our website for ideas for Lent, Holy Week and Easter  ( here) and at the Pupils’ Learning section “Learning at Home” for some spiritual resources for families during school closure time.  (here

Please stay healthy, look after yourself.

Mrs Clark, Mrs Stevens, Mrs Humphries

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Topic

Our new class topics are: South America (Geography); Animals including Humans (Science) and The Iron Man (English).

The children will be undertaking a range of activities linked to these topics in discrete lessons and as part of their rotation activities.

P.E.

Lessons take place on Tuesday afternoons with Mr Adamthwaite and Wednesday afternoons with Mr Wilson. Please ensure that your child has their full kit each week as they will not be able to participate in the lesson without the appropriate clothing. Full P.E. kit includes: a white T-shirt, navy /black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers for outdoor use.