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Pear Tree Community Junior School

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Yr 6 - Derbyshire People

Meet the Year 6 Team!

From right to left: Mr Miah, Mrs Belleh, Mrs Farrell, Mrs Mayat, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Pratt, Mrs Gibb and Mrs Batsford



2020 -21



Home Learning Challenges During School Closures


'The learning never stops'


As I am sure you aware, schools across Britain will partially close today - Friday 20th March (except for the most vulnerable and pupils of 'Key Workers'). However that doesn't mean that the learning stops! 


We have already delivered home learning packs to every Year 6 child - so there is plenty for them to learn and do!

Over the coming weeks we will be sharing learning through the following means:


- Marvellous Me

- Showbie

- Uploading learning challenges to our website

- Sending work home in person and through post where possible. 


If you have not downloaded the Marvellous Me app, please contact the school office who will be happy to help. 


We remind you to follow the government advice of isolating yourselves if appropriate, washing hands and maintaining social distancing. 


These are challenging times for everyone but we are confident that we will get through this. We look forward to the time when all this is over and we can see each other again at school. 


Take care and keep persevering! 


The Y6 Team





Online Safety Advice

A huge thank you to @TheParentsZone for supporting PTCJS in our journey with internet safety! Check out the Internet Legends website for information on what ...
As we continue to work more online, it is vital that we stay safe when working on the internet. Please check out the advice in the video and as always - if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Our Safeguarding Team


It was great to hear from so many of your secondary schools over the last couple of weeks. It is an exciting time but we also know it can be quite a challenging time also. 


By now you should have all had a chance to speak virtually with staff from your secondary school as well as watch virtual tours and read key information about what to expect in September. 


We have also sent out details on how to apply for FSM (Free School Meals) and Free School transport for those that are eligible. 


Please find below links to some of the secondary schools and their transition details below. 


As always, if there are any further questions or you need any further support, please do not hesitate to contact us through the school office on 01332 760610. 


City of Derby Academy



Derby Moor Academy



The Bemrose School



Merrill Academy



Thank you



Here are the latest challenges for you to complete! We look forward to seeing many of you complete the challenges like you have been doing. It is great to see so many of you learning during these testing times. The storm is passing and many of you have continued to learn, grow and flourish! We are proud of you all and missing you!

Have a go and see how many of the challenges you can complete... take care. 


The Year 6 Team




Home Learning Challenges - Summer Week 3 and 4


Please check out the latest challenges - it was great to see so many of you submit your work on Showbie. We loved looking at your writing, art work as well as the videos of you doing PE! Keep up the great work and remember - the storm will pass...


Look forward to seeing how many of the challenges you can complete this time!!!

Home Learning Challenge - Summer Week 3 & 4

Home Learning Challenge - Summer Week 3 and 4

Home Learning Challenges

Summer Term Week 1&2 


Please find below the Home Learning Challenges to complete over the next 2 weeks. We look forward to seeing some of your completed challenges on Showbie or in your Home Learning Books! 

Home Learning Challenges - Summer Term Week 1 and 2

Home Learning Challenges - Summer Term - Week 1 and 2

The Storm Will Pass

We hope you all had a safe and relaxing Easter break. 


Today would have been the start of the summer term. So on this day we would like to send our children a message of hope. After a month of school closures we can start to feel a bit down - so we thought in testing times we would like to spread some optimism and hope - this storm will pass and we will again be learning and flourishing together. 


We would like the children to know we are thinking of them and we know that they are thinking of each other. To show this care for one another we are asking your  children to create and decorate a heart to display in their window - or on their profile picture on Showbie with the phrase - 'The Storm Will Pass'. 


This will show other children that we are thinking of each other and together we will get through this. 


Please share photos of the finished creations with school via showbie or twitter .  We have attached a template if you wish to print and use.



Here is the example template: 



The Storm Will Pass - Template

Home Learning Challenges - Spring Term

Home Learning Challenges Spring 2

Spring 1 - Aiming High Day (2020)

Fancy a career in the Police Force?
Beating our targets!
Aiming High to improve
Visit with a Professional Social Worker
Interview with a dentist!
Being inspired by a Professional Athlete

Spring 1 - Curriculum Highlights

Fire Safety

Jumping Clay

Autumn 2 - Our Learning 2019

We have had an exciting half - term in Year 6!

English - We studied a fantastic novel by David Almond called 'Skellig' - the children (and staff) loved it!

We also had a workshop where children were able to handle and meet some owls! It was amazing!


Pear Tree Promise - Our focus was on Perseverance this half-term. We had some great activities on Perseverance Day at the start of term. Check out some of the pictures!


December - The children traveled to The Galleries of Justice for an enthralling day learning about Crime and Punishment! This half - term was even better than the last one!

Crime and Punishment

We will look at various institutions including: The Government, Judiciary, Police Force as well as societal changes. 

Children will have the opportunity to learn about various crimes in different eras as well as the various punishments. 


As part of the topic we will also be going on a trip to The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham! Watch this space!

Galleries of Justice Trip in Nottingham

Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights

Working Wall - Saturating our writing
Hot Write - Publishing our work
Hot Write - Publishing our work
Hot Write - Publishing our work
Some of our topic work
Working Wall

Owl Art / Digital images

Owl Workshop

Police Workshop

Interrogate a Police Officer
Children engaged in the discussions!

Autumn 1 - How to be a model citizen - 2019/20

Last half term during our English lessons Year 6 studied an amazing book called 'There's a boy in the girl's bathroom' by Louis Sachar. The book explored a number of themes including friendships, aspirations, hopes as well as achieving our targets. We also looked at linking our geography work to the text which was on understanding continents with a focus on America, where the story is set. 


Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy!

A selection from our working wall.
Building up our writing.
Some great learning in Maths
Building our Word Bank
Scaffolding children's learning.
Some of our published work
Capturing our key knowledge in Science
Our Recognition Tree
Some of the books we have read as a Year Group.
Say NO to Gangs!

Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 1

Knowledge Organisers

Please take a look at our Knowledge Organiser for English which highlights the key concepts and learning the children will take part in this year. 

English Knowledge Organiser

English Knowledge Organiser

SATS Dates 2020

Below is the timetable for the SATS this year. They take place from the 11th May – 14th May.

If you have any further questions, or need any further clarifications on anything, please do not hesitate to contact anyone from the Y6 Team.

Preparing for SATS


As you know the children (and staff) are working extremely hard to prepare for the SATS. Thank you to all who attended our Y6 meeting last week - it was great to see so many of you.  

This year they will take place during W/C 11th May. 


To help your child prepare for SATS please continue to: 


- Listen to them read daily and encourage reading a wide variety of texts (fiction, non-fiction and poetry)

- Support them with their homework

- Make sure they are always encouraged to aim high and do their best!


Useful Links


There are loads and loads of resources online to help you - here are a few that you may want to explore....


Maths and English Practise

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.



BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.



A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.



A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!



A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.



A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.



A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.



These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  Best used



Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.



This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.



Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.



A range of English games and activities.



Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.



A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.


Pear Tree Promise



Aiming high