Week beginning 18/07/20
This week the children going to Shireland Collegiate are doing some lessons online with their new teachers. We are completing Reading Plus, Education City and Purple Mash work set by our teachers. We will be completing the SPaG and the maths lessons below. We will be doing Joe Wicks or playing ball games - maintaining social distance at break times. We also have some science questions to research this week.
Week beginning 06/07/20
Today we will start with Maths (lesson below), then do Joe Wicks exercises at 10am. Following this we are going do do our Reading Plus programme. We are then going to look at Religions within our area and complete the pack below. After lunch we may do a little more of this, a SPaG lesson, read more of our book - Outlaw and do a PHSE session (below). Happy Monday.
Today we completed our maths lesson, (below) We completed our Geography booklets from earlier in the week. Reading plus was done, along with some Purple Mash activities. We also did our SPaG lesson (below). We played games during our break times and enjoyed our day.
Today we have done maths starters followed by the lesson below. Read our books on Reading Plus or gone onto our homework on Education City or Purple Mash if we have completed our 5 books. We couldn't go out at break today because of the rain :( We have continued with our Geography skills book and then watched a cartoon while eating lunch. We have done the PHSE lesson and SPaG lessons below and read more of our 'Outlaw' story.
Transfer to secondary school 2020
With the start of secondary school for year 6 children fast approaching, can we please ask that you check your new secondary school website regularly. There is lots of information for parents and year 6 children about transition to year 7 in September, as well as preparation tasks to complete over the summer holidays.
Today we have done the Maths lesson below, Reading Plus, the SPaG lesson below, completed our Castles booklets and discussed Black Lives Matter from the Picture News sheet below. We have played games outside and had an ice lolly in the sun. Enjoy the heat everyone. We also read chapter 5 of Outlaw by Michael Morpurgo.
Today we have done our maths lesson, Reading Plus, more to our castles project and the SPaG questions below. We are also reading Outlaw by Michael Morpurgo and doing Joe Wicks during our morning break.
16/06/2020 - Today we read the start of a story called 'The peculiar Peggs of Riddling Wood'.
Completed the 'All about me' activity sheet and started to write a description about travelling back in time and what it was like. (These activities are all in the Secondary Transition Packs)
We also did Joe Wicks exercises at break time and went onto Reading Plus for 30 minutes.
Online lessons 22/04/20
There are daily lessons on this website.
Please try o complete the maths and English lessons each week. The art lessons look interesting if you fancy something different.
Computing update: 22/04/2020
Embed understanding of programming, while using Variables and different Input/Output…
• A variable in programming is a container which holds a value. The name of the container is the variable. A great writing activity to do with this is ‘The Variable Adventure’. In it you write 6 different verbs, nouns, adjectives etc and then roll a dice to identify which one will be chosen. Write a simple story for example: My name is NOUN and I like to VERB NOUN at the weekends. My favourite animal is a ADVECTIVE NOUN. See how many different crazy stories you can create.
• Another game that incorporates music is Slap, Clap, Snap. It’s a simple race that gives you a chance to practice the concept of using variables to vary the actions of code. There are three variables: Slap (player slaps their thighs or table), Clap (player claps their hands) and Snap (player snaps their fingers). You assign values to each of these movement variables, and then the players work together to try to show those values to the rest of the group. Each of these movements takes a number that tells the player how many times to slap, clap, or snap. You can find more information here. https://minecraft.makecode.com/courses/csintro/variables/unplugged
• An activity mentioned earlier is a great example of how Inputs and Outputs work. Someone becomes the Input – giving instructions verbally. Everyone else becomes the Output. The output needs a pencil and a piece of paper. The input thinks of instructions to draw a ‘crazy character’ for example: draw two ears, three eyes etc. The outputs will be the completed drawing. Now try to compare and see if you can improve the instructions. Some more information here https://www.barefootcomputing.org/resources/crazy-character-algorithms.
There are a huge selection of activities that can be completed on line to help practice these concepts if you want to get digital and creative. The sites are listed below. These are completely free and do not require registration (unless you wish to save). With Scratch Jr an app download is necessary. Don’t forget you also have your account with purple mash and education city where you can also find different activities and quizzes!
Scratch Jr – Ideas and tutorials available here - https://www.scratchjr.org/teach/activities
Scratch Online - Ideas and tutorials available here - https://scratch.mit.edu/ideas
Code.org – There is a selection of free ‘unplugged’ activities as well as levels that can be worked through steadily. The site is American - https://studio.code.org/courses
Mrs Robbins J
Maths- resources updated 2.4.20
Here is access to our Power Maths Book B resource. In order to access it, click the link and then agree to the terms and conditions (you might also have to allow pop ups on the web page)
There is also a helpful video for parents explaining how to support your child with this resource.
If you have any further questions please telephone the school where a member of staff will be able to help you.
Welcome to Year 6!
The class teachers in this year group are: Mrs Silk, Mrs Scott, Mrs Loveridge and Ms Chapman. Other Adults could be Mrs McLaren, Miss Kauser, Mrs Khan, Mrs Kaur, Mrs Chevers, Mrs Begum.
This is an important year for children in Year 6, as they gear up for SAT's tests and prepare for life after Primary School. SAT tests will be taking place from the week beginning Monday 11th May. It is VITAL that your child attends school this week and sits every test. If they are ill please bring them in at least until the test is completed. (These have been cancelled this year due to the COVID19 -coronavirus outbreak in the UK)
HOMEWORK! Your child will get Maths and English homework every Friday, to be completed by the following Tuesday. They will also have spellings to learn. Each child has their own password for Reading Eggs, Education City and Purple Mash where they may have homework set. Your children may also access these sites to practice their Reading skills and enjoy educational games. We have purchased Reading Plus this year and all children are expected to read 5 books and complete a vocabulary task each week - this is closely monitored by teachers.)
Reading at Cape is very important and we send children home with a reading book, which should be read at home and discussed with parents. They can then be changed when completed in school. Children also have access to books weekly from the school library, which can be taken home and read. Children have a reading session with the class teacher and one with the class LSP every week. Two or three reading plus sessions are timetabled each week so that children have the opportunity to complete part of this scheme in school time - the rest will need to be completed at home.
P.E. Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit in school EVERYDAY. We have 2 PE sessions a week and there may be other occasions where P.E. kit is needed.
Lunchtime Sports clubs - change every half term
Our creative themes are:
Autumn and Spring: Why did Anglo-Saxons and Vikings invade Britain?
Summer: What impact do Humans have on our world?