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Yr 6 - Derbyshire People

Meet the Year 6 Team!

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

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

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Challenges - Spring Term

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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!

Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 1 A selection from our working wall.
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 2 Building up our writing.
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 3 Some great learning in Maths
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 4 Building our Word Bank
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 5 Scaffolding children's learning.
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 6 Some of our published work
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 7 Capturing our key knowledge in Science
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 8 Our Recognition Tree
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 9 Some of the books we have read as a Year Group.
Autumn 1 2019 - learning highlights - Enjoy! 10 Say NO to Gangs!

Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 1

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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

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Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights

Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 1 Working Wall - Saturating our writing
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 2 Hot Write - Publishing our work
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 3 Hot Write - Publishing our work
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 4 Hot Write - Publishing our work
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 5 Some of our topic work
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 6 French
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 7 RE
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 8 Geography
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 9 RE
Autumn 2 2019 - learning highlights 10 Working Wall

Owl Workshop

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Police Workshop

Police Workshop 1 Interrogate a Police Officer
Police Workshop 2 Children engaged in the discussions!

Owl Art / Digital images

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Spring 1 - Aiming High Day (2020)

Spring 1 - Aiming High Day (2020) 1 Fancy a career in the Police Force?
Spring 1 - Aiming High Day (2020) 2 Beating our targets!
Spring 1 - Aiming High Day (2020) 3 Aiming High to improve
Spring 1 - Aiming High Day (2020) 4 Visit with a Professional Social Worker
Spring 1 - Aiming High Day (2020) 5 Interview with a dentist!
Spring 1 - Aiming High Day (2020) 6 Being inspired by a Professional Athlete

Spring 1 - Curriculum Highlights

Fire Safety

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Jumping Clay

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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.

https://uk.ixl.com/promo?partner=google&campaign=1187&adGroup=Key+Stage+2&gclid=CPPa8teS_8kCFQbnwgodgOIB6A

 

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

 

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

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

 

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

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

 

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

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/

 

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.

http://www.online-maths-tutor.com/

 

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

http://sats.highamstjohns.com/

 

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

http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/key-stage-2-ks2-sat-past-papers

 

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

http://www.mad4maths.com/

 

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

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

 

Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

A range of English games and activities.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

 

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

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255

Pear Tree Promise

Perseverance

Enquiry

Aiming high

Reflection

Teamwork

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