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Welcome Back!

 

Dear Year 6,

 

We hope you've all had a brilliant half term and enjoyed the sunshine. We are back at school, teaching key worker children and looking forward to seeing you all really soon. The home learning grid for this week is below the subject buttons. All the resources that you need for this week are in the week 8 buttons. Email the school if you need anything at all. 

 

Miss Hawkins and Mrs Torres

29.05.20 Year 6 Working At Home for Week 8: 01.06.20

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

With everything going on in the world at the moment, this is a really good book for you to read with someone at home and to have a discussion about.

1/6/20-Monday

Wishing David Lewis a happy birthday from all of year 6.

Lets hope you have a great day celebrating.

Year 6 team

Tora's Pinwheel - well done Tora! Carry on sending in your photos please.

Tora's Pinwheel - well done Tora! Carry on sending in your photos please. 1

22.05.20 Half Term Homework

 

For your half term homework, we'd like you to go for a walk and identify 10 plants and/or animals that you see along the way. You don't need to record your findings - just enjoy yourselves!

15.05.20 Year 6 Working At Home for Week 7: 18.05.20

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is kindness.  

 

Below are a couple of fun activities that are age appropriate for Reception to Year 6.

 

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/seven-days-of-kindness-calendar?pdf=coronavirus-dealing-with-effects-of-lockdown-toolkit-5

 

https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-05/Mindfulness%20%20Wellbeing%20Pack%20WEB2Final.pdf

 

As another act of kindness, why not get your child to write a letter or send a card to our local care home, Southgate Beaumont Care Home? 

Address:

Iva Gogeva

15 Cannon Hill,

Old Southgate,

London,

N14 7DJ

 

Stay safe.

Mrs Adem

Nature walk in Grovelands Park: Spring chicks have arrived and the ducks are looking after them well. Take a walk in the park as part of your daily exercise. Mrs Torres x

Nature walk in Grovelands Park: Spring chicks have arrived and the ducks are looking after them well. Take a walk in the park as part of your daily exercise. Mrs Torres x  1
Nature walk in Grovelands Park: Spring chicks have arrived and the ducks are looking after them well. Take a walk in the park as part of your daily exercise. Mrs Torres x  2
Nature walk in Grovelands Park: Spring chicks have arrived and the ducks are looking after them well. Take a walk in the park as part of your daily exercise. Mrs Torres x  3

08.05.20 Year 6 Working At Home for Week 6: 11.05.20

Oscar (6H) has been following an artist online and making artwork from fluorescent duct tape. Here is one of his creations - well done Oscar!

Oscar (6H) has been following an artist online and making artwork from fluorescent duct tape. Here is one of his creations - well done Oscar! 1
Eylul O is having her artwork exhibited virtually at the Artsdepot! Click on the link below to have a look. We're so proud of you Eylul - well done!

Well done Anika - a circuit including an alarm, music and fan - keep sending work in. We all love seeing what you are doing x

Well done Anika - a circuit including an alarm, music and fan - keep sending work in. We all love seeing what you are doing x 1

Sumer and Millie's News Report! Well done girls - great work.

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Sam well done for relaxing and enjoying so many books - Keep sending in photos children to share x

Sam well done for relaxing and enjoying so many books  - Keep sending in photos children to share x 1
Sam well done for relaxing and enjoying so many books  - Keep sending in photos children to share x 2

Well done Rhiannon for this short movie showing how electricity travels from a power station to our home- Keep sending them in.

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Eva's New Report.MOV

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06.05.20 Writing competition information if you would like to enter.

06.05.20 Writing competition information if you would like to enter. 1

Well done Parker for sharing this important report with us. # safety net

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01.05.20 Year 6 Working At Home for Week 5: 04.05.20

Well done Rhiannon great work on circuits - using 2 batteries to power up a fan and a very bright light. Keep sending us photos year 6 x missing you all.

Well done Rhiannon great work on circuits - using 2 batteries to power up a fan and a very bright light. Keep sending us photos year 6 x missing you all. 1
Well done Rhiannon great work on circuits - using 2 batteries to power up a fan and a very bright light. Keep sending us photos year 6 x missing you all. 2

Sorry!

 

Hi Year 6,

 

We're sorry if you ended up with the same maths homework again today - there was a system error. We've checked and it shouldn't happen again.

 

Take care - we miss you!

 

Miss Hawkins and Mrs Torres

Zeynepsu's DT shelter using materials from her house. Well done Zeynepsu! Do you have a photo of your shelter to send in?

Zeynepsu's DT shelter using materials from her house. Well done Zeynepsu! Do you have a photo of your shelter to send in? 1

Easter Homework- Here is Sam with his Xunantunich Mayan Ruins in Belize and here is a photo of Eylul O's amazing information poster on a keel-billed toucan. Please keep sending photos in to share. We would love to see them!

Easter Homework-  Here is Sam with his Xunantunich Mayan Ruins in Belize and here is a photo of Eylul O's amazing information poster on a keel-billed toucan. Please keep sending photos in to share. We would love to see them! 1
Easter Homework-  Here is Sam with his Xunantunich Mayan Ruins in Belize and here is a photo of Eylul O's amazing information poster on a keel-billed toucan. Please keep sending photos in to share. We would love to see them! 2

Children's Reading - We now have photos of Zeynepsu's books, Tora reading, Eylul and her books, Geetika and her books, Tiana and her books, Lara reading whilst having her toenails painted and Micah and his current book. Well done everyone - it's lovely seeing photos of you all. Email photos of you reading and I'll add them to the website.

BOOKS WE'RE READING - Updated.

 

Hi Year 6,

 

Here are some updated photos of the adults in Year 6 and the books we're reading - it's a good and varied selection. Mrs Torres has started reading'Far from Home' by Berlie Doherty. She loved 'Street Child' by the same author so hopefully she'll enjoy this. 

 

Keep checking the website because I'll keep updating the photos and add some more of other members of the Year 6 team.

 

Also, if you'd like to send in a photo of you and the book you're reading, I'll add to the pupils' slideshow.

 

Keep safe and keep reading!

 

Miss Hawkins  

Adults Reading

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Exploring Habitats

A fantastic opportunity to join in with a FREE Science Live Lesson! (If you have the time...)

Broadcast Live on Thursday 30th April 2020 at 10:30AM.

This habitat exploration live lesson introduces children to the microhabitats present in their own garden. Through exploration they will learn more about the invertebrate species found there, and how the microhabitats might change throughout the year. After, FSC’s expert field tutor will answer questions about these species.

 

Visit https://encounteredu.com/live-lessons/ks2-habitat-exploration-300420 to book the lesson. Downloadable resources, and a timetable for the lesson is available on the site.

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25.04.20 Year 6 Working At Home for Week 4: 27.04.20

Hi Year 6,

 

We are entering our 4th school week of lockdown and we know it is such a strange and difficult time. Well done for keeping going with all your work - we know it's hard to stay motivated. We are able to check on your MyMaths and can see that almost all of you have been completing your tasks. Brilliant! If you have any more photos of you reading or any photos of some of the activities you've been doing at home, please send them in and we'll add them to the website. It's really great just to be able to see photos of you all and know that you're okay. 

 

Take care, email if you need anything and we hope to see you soon.

 

Miss Hawkins & Mrs Torres

Eylul and Ada have drawn 6H and the teachers. Can you spot yourself in these AMAZING drawings?

Eylul and Ada have drawn 6H and the teachers. Can you spot yourself in these AMAZING drawings? 1
Eylul and Ada have drawn 6H and the teachers. Can you spot yourself in these AMAZING drawings? 2

#StayAtHome adventure of a lifetime!

A great resource to help you learn at home. Please join by clicking the link below using the username and password provided below.

From the comfort of your own home explore the limits of outer space, the depths of the ocean and travel to the far-flung corners of our incredible world — collecting fun facts along the way!

Featuring spectacular video clips from Discovery channels like Animal Planet and Discovery Science, our summer adventure is intended to inspire curiosity.

 

Play along: www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/mywb

 

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Mandarin: Mrs Lucas has put together a couple of Mandarin lessons for you to have a look at. If you have some spare time, feel free to practise your skills.

20.04.20 Year 6 Working At Home for Week 3: 20.04.20

Welcome To The Summer Term! 

 

Hi Year 6.

Welcome to your last term at Walker - it's not the way we thought it would start but hopefully we will be together again soon. We miss you all but we're really impressed with the amount of work lots of you are completing. The new weekly timetable is above as well as some resources to support your maths this week. There's also a link to a new science resource for those of you who are interested. Remember to email if you have any questions or problems.

 

Miss Hawkins & Mrs Torres

03.04.20

 

Hi Year 6!

 

We've made it to the Easter holidays - I'm sorry we couldn't do the secret Easter Bunny 6H. Maybe the summer term will be when we finally do something!

 

There is NO working at home grid for the Easter holidays. However, we are setting you a little project. We are starting a unit on the continent of North America. Please could you choose a North American country. Try to choose one that you don't know much about - Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Belize etc. Then using that research, choose a way to present something you've learnt. For example:

  • poster 
  • writing 
  • cooking a meal from the country 
  • learning how to say a sentence in their language
  • a model of a famous landmark
  • a piece of artwork
  • any other idea you have.

 

Also, make sure that you read everyday. Feel free to email a picture of yourself and the book you're reading - we'll put them on the website.

 

We hope that you have a restful break and we really, really hope that we get to see you all soon.

 

Miss Hawkins and Mrs Torres

30.03.20 Here is another book from Ms Adem. This one has been split into 2 parts as it's a little larger. Hopefully, it will help your children feel less anxious at this time.

27.03.20 Here is a book that Ms Adem, our PSHE leader, has recommended. It helps to understand what is happening in our world in a child-friendly way. Even though it looks like it is aimed at younger children, you may feel it's worth your child reading it. Thank you.

Dear Year 6 Families,

 

Thank you so much to those of you who have been completing the work we've set - we recognise that lots of you are working hard. Also, it's been really lovely to hear from some of you, even if it's just to ask for your Times Table Rockstars login! (We really wish we'd printed those out for you before you left - sorry, we just didn't think of that!)

 

Below is next week's timetable. Please contact the office if you have any questions or issues or just to say hi.

 

Take care and we hope you're all feeling healthy and well.

 

Miss Hawkins & Mrs Torres

27.03.20 Year 6 Working At Home for Week 2: 30.03.20

24/03/20

 

Hi Year 6!

 

Well done to all of you who have been logging onto MyMaths and completing your daily tasks - almost everyone has logged on so far. We're checking daily!

 

Hopefully, you've been getting some exercise. Are any of you doing Joe Wicks's PE lesson at 09:00 every morning on Youtube? My son & I are. (This is Miss Hawkins by the way!) I'm slowly getting fitter - you won't recognise me by the time we get back...yeah right! 

 

Email the office if you need anything. We miss you.

 

Miss Hawkins & Mrs Torres

Dear Year 6 Families,

 

We hope you are all well.

 

Below is the Learning at Home grid for next week. Most of you have a new exercise book from school to use for this work. However, if you haven't managed to get to school, you can use any paper you have at home.

 

It's really important that you get some exercise and remember to have some fun too! Maybe you could learn a new skill and teach it to the class when we get back.

 

Contact the office if you need anything at all. We'll add things to the website so keep checking in. 

 

Take care of yourselves - we'll miss you!

 

Miss Hawkins & Mrs Torres

20.03.20 Year 6 Working At Home for Week 1: 23.03.20

18.03.20 We had a fantastic day in Epping Forest. We spent the day pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and classifying the creatures we found. Below are some photos of us at work. Can you spot any of our mini-beasts?

6T Investigating different micro zones within a pond

6T identifying & classifying mini beasts in the woods

6T learning about life cycles of animals

17.03.20 Spellings - Year 6 Words. Tested on Monday 23.03.20.

TRIP REMINDER:

 

As mentioned in the previous letter, pupils need to wear school uniform for tomorrow's trip and bring a coat. Please could they wear their normal school shoes but bring another set of footwear in a bag. This could be wellies (if they have them) or old trainers, which they do not mind getting muddy. They will also need a packed lunch.

 

Thank you. 

16.03.20 Literacy Homework - Hyphens or Semi-colons, Colons & Dashes. Write your answers into your orange homework book. Due in 19.03.20.

Week Beginning 16/03/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Describing positions of points on a two- and four-quadrant coordinate grid. 

  • Using coordinates to translate shapes into all four quadrants.

  • Using coordinates to reflect shapes into all four quadrants.

  • Interpreting and constructing pie charts and then using them to solve problems.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the subjunctive verb form.   

  • Using the subjunctive verb form.

  • Understanding the features of letter writing. 

  • Developing our use of spelling, punctuation and grammar. 

  • Words from the Year 5 & 6 word list - mixture of words.

10.03.20 Spellings - Year 6 Words. Tested on Monday 16.03.20.

09.03.20 Literacy Homework - Cat & Mouse Reading Comprehension. Due in 12.03.20.

06.03.20 World Book Day in 6H. Can you spot our boy in a dress?!?

Week Beginning 09/03/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding and using ratio to solve problems.
  • Solving problems involving scale factors. 
  • Solving missing value ratio problems using multiplication and division. 
  • Using knowledge of fractions and multiples to solve ratio and proportion problems. 
  • Solving problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and decimals. 

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understand and use the features of first person narrative writing.  
  • Write a description of a scene to include action. 
  • Using hyphens to clarify meaning. 
  • Developing our use of spelling, punctuation and grammar. 
  • Words from the Year 5 & 6 word list - mixture of words.

03.03.20 Spellings - Year 6 Words. Tested on Monday 09.03.20.

02.03.20 Literacy Homework - Direct Speech & Subject and Predicate. Write your answers into your orange homework book. Due in 05.03.20.

25.02.20 Spellings - Year 6 Words: Double Letters. Tested on Monday 02.03.20.

Week Beginning 02/03/20 - Book Week

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Solving problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages.

  • Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers. 

  • Multiplying pairs of fractions and writing the answers in their simplest forms. 

  • Dividing proper fractions by whole numbers. 

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Studying Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. 

  • Writing a narrative poem, telling the story of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. 

  • Use rhyming couplets in our narrative poetry. 

  • Identifying and using articles and determiners. 

  • Words from the Year 5 & 6 word list - mixture of words.

24.02.20 Literacy Homework - SPAG Practice. Have a go at these and just put a star next to any questions you are unsure about. Due in 27.02.20.

Maths revision list for Wednesday the 26th of February 2020

Week Beginning 24/02/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Assessing knowledge and understanding of objectives learned in the first spring term (maths assessment).
  • Using compasses to construct patterns based on hexagons and the radius of a circle.
  • Naming parts of a circle including radius, diameter and circumference.
  • Using common factors to simplify fractions.
  • Using common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
  • Comparing and ordering fractions.
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Use the features of timeslip writing to write our own stories. 
  • Use senses to develop our descriptions. 
  • Including speech in our stories to convey character and progress the story.
  • Punctuating direct speech accurately. 
  • To understand the terms subject and predicate. 
  • Words from the Year 5 & 6 word list - double letters for spellings.

11.02.20 Spellings - sion, tion & cian words. Tested on Monday 24.02.20.

11.02.20 Year 6 spent the day at Broomfield School. We took part in biology, chemistry and physics sessions; they were all so much fun. Have a look at some photos of our budding scientists below.

Broomfield Science Skills Day : microscope & cells

Broomfield Science Day: static energy, forces & circuits

Broomfield Science Day : chemical reactions & acid and alkalines

10.02.20 Literacy Homework - Reading Comprehensions. Due in 24.02.20.

Can you help us to improve the air quality around Walker School? We are asking for you to help your child to design a banner to inspire people to leave their cars at home and either walk, cycle or scoot to school. Please send your completed designs in by Friday 28th February. Thank you for supporting our journey to make Walker School a sustainable and healthy environment for our children. Mrs Adem

Week Beginning 10/02/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Calculating the area of a triangle using the rule ‘A= ½bh’.
  • Calculating the area and perimeter of irregular shapes made from rectangles.
  • Calculating the area of a parallelogram using the rule 'a = bh'.
  • Recognising when it is possible to use formulae for the area and volume of shapes.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Analysing the features of timeslip writing.
  • Planning our own timeslip stories. 
  • Punctuating direct speech accurately. 
  • Using apostrophes for singular and plural possession. 
  • sion, tion and cian suffixes for spellings.

04.02.20 Spellings - Words With Prefixes. Tested on Monday 10.02.20.

03.02.20 Geography Homework - Explorers Project. Due in 02.03.20.

Week Beginning 03/02/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Finding enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.

  • Consolidating our understanding of substituting values for unknowns in algebraic equations.

  • Solving problems using variables.

  • Understanding that shapes with the same perimeters can have different areas and vice versa.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Completing our balanced arguments.

  • Taking part in a debate.

  • Demarking independent clauses using colons and semi-colons. 

  • Revising relative clauses.

  • Words with prefixes for spellings.

28.01.20 Spellings - cial and tial suffix. Tested on Monday 03.02.20.

27.01.20 Literacy Homework - Reading Comprehension. Due in 30.01.20.

Week Beginning 27/01/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Using simple algebraic formulae.

  • Generating and describing linear number sequences. 

  • Expressing missing number problems algebraically.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives: 

  • Understanding the features of argument writing. 

  • Writing a balanced argument.

  • Using modal verbs and adverbs of possibility in our argument writing. 

  • Understanding main and subordinate clauses.

  • cial and tial suffix for spellings.

21.01.20 Spellings - Silent Letter Words. Tested on Monday 27.01.20.

20.01.20 Literacy Homework - Conjunctions. Due in 23.01.20.

Week Beginning 20/01/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Multiplying 1 digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers.
  • Multiplying 4 digit numbers by 2 digit whole numbers.
  • Solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 
  • Addressing misconceptions arising from last week's practice papers. 

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Analysing argument writing.
  • Understanding the features of argument writing. 
  • Consolidating our reading skills through a practice SATs paper. 
  • Identifying and writing single and multi-clause sentences.
  • Silent letter words for spellings.

14.01.20 Spellings - ough string. Tested on Monday 20.01.20.

13.01.20 Literacy Homework - Conjunctions. Due in 16.01.20.

Week Beginning 13/01/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Consolidating prior learning through practice papers
  • Dividing a number up to 4 digits by a two digit number, using the formal written method of long division
  • Interpreting remainders of a division calculation as whole number remainders, fractions or by rounding, based on the context of the problem.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Writing our own information and explanation texts.
  • Using the active and passive voice in our explanation writing.
  • Using causal connectives in our explanation writing.
  • ough letter string for spellings.

08.01.20 Spellings - Tricky Year 5 & 6 Words 2. Tested on Monday 13.01.20.

07.01.20 Literacy Homework - Reading Comprehension. Due in 10.01.20.

Monday 13th January - Friday 17th January: Times Tables Rockstars Challenge against 8 other schools in Enfield. Remember to log on and practise times tables games for AT LEAST 10 MINUTES every day! Attached is a document with information on how to use the site.

Week Beginning 06/01/20

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 10,000,000.
  • Determine the value of each digit in numbers up to 10,000,000.
  • Recognise negative numbers in context.
  • Calculate with negative numbers using intervals across zero.
  • Solving problems involving negative numbers.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Recognising subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions.
  • Using subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions in sentences.
  • Analysing information and explanation texts.
  • Reading 'The Boy Who Flew' in our daily Destination Reader sessions. 
  • Further practising the spelling of words from the Years 5 & 6 word list. 

Year 6 Spring Term Curriculum Newsletter

Happy New Year!

17.12.19 Year 6 Trip to Lincolnsfields Children's Centre. We've had a fantastic day taking part in 4 workshops and enjoying typical World War 2 experiences. Have a look at some of the photos below.

Christmas Homework

 

Maths: Log onto MyMaths website using school login. Before you log onto your own account, select Booster Packs option on the left-hand side. Select Year 6 Booster and then, for revision, choose an area of maths that we have covered this term.

 

Literacy: Ensure you read everyday.

6H ONLY (for pupils not at school): Make sure you finish reading 'Once'. Then write a book review, giving a summary of the plot, explaining who your favourite character is, your opinion of the book, anything you would change about the book and any other information you would like to give. 

Christmas Party Time!

 

Year 6 will be having Christmas parties on Wednesday 18th December. Please could each child bring in an individual snack box to enjoy at the party. Pupils need to attend school in their uniform, as usual, but can bring their party clothes in a bag to school. 

Year 6 Parents. We are studying 'The Boy Who Flew' by Fleur Hitchcock in the spring term. We hope to begin reading on 07/01/20. If you are able, please could you purchase a copy of the book and send it into school before the end of term - but don't let your child read it! We need 15 copies. Any support with this would be much appreciated. Thank you. Jo Hawkins & Alison Torres.

Year 6 Parents. We are studying 'The Boy Who Flew' by Fleur Hitchcock in the spring term. We hope to begin reading on 07/01/20. If you are able, please could you purchase a copy of the book and send it into school before the end of term - but don't let your child read it! We need 15 copies. Any support with this would be much appreciated. Thank you. Jo Hawkins & Alison Torres.  1

10.12.19 Spellings - Tricky Year 5 & 6 Words. Tested on Monday 17.12.19.

09.12.19 Literacy Homework - Complex Sentences. Due in 12.12.19.

Week Beginning 09/12/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Reading, writing and converting units of measure.
  • Solving problems involving reading, writing and converting units of measure.
  • Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Comparing fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Solving problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Precising (summarising) a passage.
  • Developing our understanding of advanced vocabulary.
  • Analysing texts.
  • Using the skills of inference and deduction.
  • Consolidating our knowledge of brackets, dashes and commas.
  • Practising the spelling of words from the Years 5 & 6 word list. 

03.12.19. Below is the 'How To Make A Christingle' sheet. Your Christingle needs to be in school by 10th December.

03.12.19 Spellings - Shape Vocabulary. Tested on Monday 09.12.19.

02.12.19 Literacy Homework - Expanded Noun Phrases. Due in 05.12.19

Week Beginning 02/12/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Describing and drawing plans of 3D shapes.
  • Solving problems involving 3D shapes and nets.
  • Using our knowledge of 3D shapes to investigate patterns.
  • Converting between kilograms and tonnes.
  • Calculating the volume of cubes and cuboids.
  • Solving problems involving volume. 

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Analysing the feelings and thoughts of characters in Hamlet.
  • Writing our own ending for Hamlet.
  • Writing a book review of Hamlet.
  • Understanding simple, compound and complex sentences.
  • Spellings: shape vocabulary. 

26.11.19 Today, we took part in a 'Prevent' workshop. Below are some photos of us learning about radicalisation and terrorism through the story of Guy Fawkes. It was a great workshop!

26.11.19 Spellings - Adjectives and Prepositions to expand noun phrases. Tested on Monday 02.12.19.

25.11.19 Here are some photos of Year 6 putting on an evening's entertainment for the royal court of Denmark. You may be able to spot Prince Hamlet, King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Ophelia and Polonius enjoying the performances.We had cooks, artists, dancers, actors and guards putting on shows. And what shows they were!

25.11.19 Literacy Homework - Brackets and Dashes. Due in 28.11.19.

Week Beginning 25/11/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Drawing and naming 2D shapes, using their properties.
  • Solving problems involving 2D shapes and their properties.
  • Describing the properties of 3D shapes.
  • Building 3D shapes from 2D drawings.
  • Identifying 3D shapes from their 2D nets.
  • Constructing 3D shapes from their nets. 

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Analysing the feelings and thoughts of characters in Hamlet.
  • Using alliteration to write nonsense poems.
  • Using alliteration to write poems about Hamlet's madness.
  • Expanding noun phrases using adjectives and prepositions.

19.11.19 Spellings - fer words. Tested on Monday 25.11.19.

18.11.19 Literacy Homework - Reading Comprehension. Due in 21.11.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book.

Week Beginning 18/11/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Using protractors to accurately measure angles.
  • Drawing 2D shapes accurately.
  • Classifying 2D shapes using their properties.
  • Calculating missing angles in 2D shapes.
  • Identifying and naming vertically opposite angles in shapes.
  • Naming angles that meet at a point, meet on a straight line and are vertically opposite.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Planning a speech to Hamlet to advise him of a good course of action. 
  • Understanding simple Shakespearean language. 
  • Analysing characters' thoughts, feelings and actions. 
  • Punctuating direct speech accurately. 
  • Using brackets, dashes and commas for parentheses.
  • Spelling: -fer words.  

 

This year, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has its 30th birthday. We think this is worth celebrating! We want to find out what life was like before the CRC was adopted by the UN in 1989. You will do this by talking to people you already know who may have been children or even adults in 1989, such as your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other trusted people in your community. Mrs Adem has put some prompt questions below to help you. You must interview a chosen adult and then bring your answers back to school by Monday 25th November. You can present your work in any way you choose, such as, making a poster, PPT presentation, photographs, video or just written questions and answers. We look forward to sharing your work with the rest of the class and the school.

12.11.19 Spellings - cious and tious sound. Tested on Monday 13.11.19.

11.11.19 Literacy Homework - Relative Clauses. Due in 14.11.19. Remember to write in your orange homework book.

Week Beginning 11/11/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Recalling and using equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Calculating percentages.
  • Solving problems involving the calculation of percentages.
  • Using percentages for comparison.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Completing our historical stories
  • Answering literal, inference and deduction questions about a historical text.
  • Understanding the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Understanding the relationship between the main characters in Hamlet.
  • Using commas to make our sentences clear
  • Spelling - cious and tious words. 

04.11.19 Spellings - long e sound spelt ei. Tested on Monday 11.11.19.

Week Beginning 04/11/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Associating fractions with division.
  • Calculating decimal equivalents of fractions.
  • Adding fractions with mixed numbers. 
  • Adding fractions with different denominators. 
  • Subtracting fractions with mixed numbers.
  • Subtracting fractions with different denominators
  • Reviewing and correcting current progress and correcting misconceptions/mistakes (reviewing last half term's maths assessment).

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the features of historical writing.
  • Writing our own historical stories set during World War 2.
  • Using fronted adverbials with commas.
  • Identifying relative clauses and beginning to include them in our writing.
  • Spelling - long e sound spelt ei.

6H Parents! Are you able to purchase a copy of 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman? We are hoping to study it in class so need some copies for 11/11/19. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Jo Hawkins.

6H Parents! Are you able to purchase a copy of 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman? We are hoping to study it in class so need some copies for 11/11/19. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Jo Hawkins. 1

30.10.19 Spellings - Synonyms & Antonyms. Tested on Monday 04.11.19.

29.10.19 Literacy Homework - Antonym Crosswords. Due in 01.11.19. You can write on the sheet and stick it into your homework book.

29.10.19 Drawing local buildings as part of our art work, studying Stephen Wiltshire

Week Beginning 28/10/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Using common factors to simplify fractions.
  • Using common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
  • Comparing and ordering fractions.
  • Calculating fractions of amounts.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the features of historical writing.
  • Developing the skill of note-taking.
  • Using fronted adverbials.
  • Identifying and using synonyms and antonyms.
Below are some photos taken during the Shakespeare Workshop that Years 5 & 6 watched today. We took part in a fantastic version of Romeo and Juliet, which we all really enjoyed. Even though the actors used the proper Shakespearean language, we were able to follow the whole story. If you look closely, you might even spot Romeo dressed as Spiderman! It's Romeo and Juliet but not as you know it...

14.10.19 D-Day Homework for half term. Due in 11.11.19. If you need another copy of the information sheet, please ask your class teacher.

Week Beginning 14/10/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number, using the short written division method.
  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number, using the long written division method.
  • Using multiplication and division knowledge to solve problems.
  • Using the order of operations to carry out calculations. 
  • Undertaking a half-termly assessment.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the features of persuasive writing.
  • Continuing to use the features of persuasive writing to write an advertisement on 'Visiting London'.
  • Correcting common grammatical mistakes in our work.
  • Producing final drafts of our leaflets.
  • Learning to spell words from the Years 5 & 6 word list. 

09.10.19 6H's Indoor PE. Look at the progress we've made with our counterbalance compared to our first set of photos. Now, we're balancing on equipment!

08.10.19 Spellings - ent/ence/ency words. Tested on Monday 14.10.19.

07.10.19 Black History Month Homework. Due in 10.10.19. Remember to write on the sheet for this homework.

Week Beginning 07/10/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Multiplying multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number;
  • Multiplying 1 digit numbers with up to two decimal places by a whole number;
  • Solving problems involving multiplication;
  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number, using the short written division method;
  • Using estimation to check answers to calculations.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the features of persuasive writing;
  • Analysing the features of persuasive writing;
  • Developing the use of persuasive language;
  • Using the features of persuasive writing to write an advertisement on 'Visiting London'.

01.10.19 Spellings - ant/ance/ancy words. Tested on Monday 07.10.19.

30.09.19 Literacy Homework - Poetry Reading Comprehension. Due in 03.10.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book.

Week Beginning 30/09/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Converting between standard (metric) units of measurement for capacity, length and mass.
  • Solving problems involving measurement
  • Adding and subtracting mentally
  • Solving multi-step addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Analysing and comparing narrative poems based on the theme of 'War'
  • Using inference and deduction to further understand a narrative poem
  • Understanding the use of emotive language
  • Writing a narrative poem, based on the themes of 'War' and 'Light'.

Stephen Wiltshire, the artist whose work you are using to inspire your art this half term, is making an appearance at the Apple Store in Regent Street on 15th October!

There are tickets still available to go along and hear him talk about his passion for drawing and  share his tips on how he creates astonishingly detailed illustrations from memory.

Then, the chance to get hands-on with iPad and Apple Pencil to draw your own imagined cityscape or street scene, making it as realistic as you can.

Speak to your parents and carers as they will need to apply for the tickets.

 

24.09.19 Spellings - ibly/ably suffix. Tested on Monday 30.09.19.

23.09.19 Literacy Homework - Word Classes. Due in 26.09.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book.

Week Beginning 23/09/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Finding factors and common factors. 
  • Identifying errors in key concepts and beginning to understand how to avoid them.
  • Understanding what a prime number is and identifying them.
  • Solving open-ended number investigations using our knowledge of multiples, factors and primes.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Analysing classic texts.
  • Articulating and justifying an opinion. 
  • Understanding the features of a classic text. 
  • Answering literal and inference and deduction questions about a classic text. 
  • Understanding the features of a first person recount. 
  • Writing a first person recount. 

6H's Speakers' Corner Dates

17.09.19 Spellings - ible/able suffix. Tested on Monday 23.09.19

16.09.19 Literacy Homework - Word Classes. Due in 19.09.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book but you can cut out the tables and stick them in if you'd like.

Week Beginning 16/09/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Identifying the value of each digit in numbers with up to 3 decimal places.
  • Ordering and comparing numbers with up to 3 decimal places. 
  • Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Rounding decimal numbers to the nearest whole number, tenth, hundredth and thousandth.
  • Using our prior maths knowledge to complete practice maths SATs. 

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Planning a diary entry. 
  • Using our knowledge of the features of a diary to write our own diary entries. 
  • Using our literal recall and inference and deduction skills to complete a practice reading SAT.
Thank you for attending our Meet The Teacher evening. Following further discussions, Mrs Torres and I feel confident in taking the current Year 6 cohort on the tube as part of our educational visits. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this further. Thank you. Jo Hawkins.

11.09.19 6H's Indoor PE. Our first lesson on counterbalance. Photos taken by Rahal.

Year 6 Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter

10.09.19 Spellings - Homophones. Tested on Monday 16.09.19

Meet The Teacher Presentation

09.09.19 Literacy Homework - Reading Comprehension. Due in 12.09.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book.

Week Beginning 09/09/19

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 10,000,000
  • Rounding numbers to a specific degree of accuracy
  • Solving problems involving place value.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Using reading comprehension skills to study an extract from Anne Frank's diary 
  • Understanding character relationships by analysing language used
  • Using quotes to support our answers
  • Features of diary writing.

Below is a link to support parents whose children are using Fortnite.

Below is a link to support parents whose children are using WhatsApp.

Below is a power point containing some of the areas of literacy that pupils find difficult.

04/09/19

 

For this week's homework, you need to apply for a role within the school. If you would like to be a house captain, there is a power point presentation below which will help you. Remember that you are writing a speech to present to the rest of your house.

 

 If you would like to apply for a different role, here are your options:

  • UNICEF Ambassadors
  • School Council Representatives
  • Sports Captains
  • ICT Assistant for assemblies
  • Bench monitor
  • Infant class assistants
  • Register monitor

 

Your applications or speeches need to be handed in on Monday 9th September.

Welcome to Year 6!
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