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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

Spring Term 2021 - Learning during Lockdown

Please see the links below outlining our remote learning offer. If you have any questions or queries please contact the school office, who will be happy to support. 

Thank you

Autumn Term - December 2020 Update

 

As we enter December - we just want to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff, pupils, parents, carers and the rest of the school community for all their ongoing commitment towards making this year a success!

 

Please find below our latest newsletter. 

Thank you

 

Year 6

Autumn Term - December 2020 Update

Autumn Term - November - December 2020

We are now in our second half-term. Time really does fly when you're having fun and learning! 

 

The children and staff have been working incredibly hard to ensure our children continue to grow and flourish in all curriculum areas.

 

Following on from our successful first half-term, we have now started our latest array of topics. You will find below the following documents:

 

- Curriculum Newsletter for Autumn 2

 

- Knowledge Orgainisers for Geography, History and Science. 

Geography Knowledge Organiser - Autumn 2 - November / December 2020 

 

History Knowledge Organiser - Autumn 2 - November / December 2020

 

Science Knowledge Organiser - Autumn 2 - November / December 2020

Please do take time to look through these documents - thank you as always for your ongoing support. 

 

Year 6 Team

Knowledge Organisers - Autumn 2 - November / December 2020

Autumn Term - October / November 2020

 

We have got another 4 weeks of great learning lined up and ready to go! Please have a look at our latest newsletter and overview of topics over the course of the next 4 weeks. 

Thank you

 

Year 6 Team

 

 

Curriculum Leaflet for parents and carers - Autumn 1 - October / November 2020

WELCOME BACK! 

YEAR 6

2020 -21

 

Autumn Term - September - October 2020

This half - term is flying by! It has been wonderful to be able to have all the children back in school. Year 6 have settled brilliantly and made a fantastic start proving that 'the storm is passing'.

 

During the first 4 weeks of term we looked at various topics that many of us missed out on so that we can grow and flourish together. 

 

Please find below attached some of the resources and knowledge organisers that we covered over the first 4 weeks. Remember - the learning never stops. Please use the Knowledge Organisers and find out more about the topics we have covered so far. 

 

Thank you

Our Jigsaw Curriculum - September / October 2020

Knowledge Organiser - Earth and Space

History Knowledge Organisers

HELLO FROM YEAR 6! September 2020

Useful Links

 

There are loads and loads of resources online to help you. We have the ones that we use all the time:

 

  • Bug Club How many books will you read?

 

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

 

  • Bug Club How many boks will you read?

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

Resources below are from 2019/2020

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

 

 

 

 

TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL

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

http://www.cityofderbyacademy.org/year-7-transition/

 

Derby Moor Academy

http://www.derbymoor.derby.sch.uk/Transition-2020/

 

The Bemrose School

http://www.bemrose.derby.sch.uk/year-6-7-transition/

 

Merrill Academy

merrillacademy.derby.sch.uk/whats-happening/transition

 

Thank you

HOME LEARNING CHALLENGES - SUMMER WEEK 5 AND 6

 

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)

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

Owl Art / Digital images

Owl Workshop

Police Workshop

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!

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.

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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