If you click on the star below for this week's learning, you will find a suggested timetable for all of your learning for the week. Please click on the blue highlighted words and that will take you to the task. Some activities are added as documents below the timetable but this is clear on the timetable. Once you have completed a task, please screen shot or take a picture of it and then send it to me on Class Dojos so that I can celebrate with you and award Dojos for work completed.
If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please contact me through Class Dojos and I will get back to you as quickly as I can through the school day.
Virtual Miles Challenge
Remember to keep a daily record of your steps and then send your weekly total to me on a Friday.
Reading - Every day please!
AR Reading Tests - As all the children took books home to read over the holidays, I have asked permission to copy in the link so that the children can take their AR tests regularly to inspire them to keep reading - and books of their choice too! https://ukhosted41.renlearn.co.uk/2236527 The children know their logins and so should be able to access this from home.
Borrowing Plymouth Library e-books
We have managed to get usernames for the whole class so that you can access library books during lockdown allowing you to continue reading - Covid free! Here are the directions for logging in and I will send you your login details via Class dojos. Please keep reading and completing ARs - I will be monitoring the word count and 'sending' certificates as people pass their targets.
Any questions - send me a message!
|Which website do I use?||
Log into Wheelers Books to provide access to eBooks via ePlatform: Plymouth Library Service to Schools - Plymouth Library Service to Schools (wheelers.co)
|How do we get log in?||You will be given user names which will be sent to your dojo account.|
|What about passwords||A username is all you need. Leave the password field blank.|
|What devices are compatible?||
Apple devices (eg. iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (requires iOS7 or higher)): Android devices (eg. Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, HTC devices, Samsung, Hudl) Kindle Fire Desktop or laptop (PC or Mac) Kobo eReader, Sony eReader or Nook eReader
Kindle e-readers (Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage) are not supported for library borrowing in the UK. This is an Amazon
|Do I need an App?||The simplest way to read eBooks is to access the free ePlatform app from your app store and search for our library - Plymouth Library Service to Schools. Alternatively you can read the eBooks through your browser.|
|Can I continue reading when I’m not online?||When you use the browser reader the entire eBook is cached. That is, as soon as you open the book it begins downloading into a type of ‘History’ on your computer or device. The whole book will be cached, and you’ll be able to read the book even if you’re offline.|
Year 6 common exception words
Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 6!
All of our writing this term is based around our class book ‘The Explorer’, by Katherine Rundell, and our Science: Evolution and Inheritance. We will be writing non-chronological reports, balanced arguments, debates, journey stories, biographies and recounts. Across all aspects of our writing, we will be working on a range of grammatical features including the use of passive voice, the subjunctive form, parenthesis, relative clauses, expanded noun phrases and the power of three as well as the use of colons, semi-colons and hyphens.
This first half of term, we will be focusing on decimals, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 ad 100 and converting them to fractions. We will move on the converting fractions to percentages and calculating percentages of amounts. We will then move on to learning about algebra, substituting numbers for letters and solving simple one step ad two step problems. After half term, we will focus on measures (kilograms, litres, metres, time and money) before moving on to calculating perimeter, area and volume. Calculating ratios will take us up to the Easter holidays.
This term's geography will focus on the various aspects of Globalisation. We will look at trade, pollution, ethical purchasing, climate change, deforestation, Fair Trade, and global communication. Our DT will be linked to topic as we will be using Fair Trade products to cook during the first half of term.
We start by studying Evolution and Inheritance and looking at how plants and animals have evolved and adapted over time depending on the environmental factors that they have encountered. After half term, our focus will shift to 'living things and their habitats,' where we will study Carl Linnaeus and his system of classifying plants and animals. We will end our topic with a visit to Dartmoor Zoo – planned for the final week of term.
During the first half of term we will focus on invasion games and gymnastics. Whereas, during the second half of term, we will be lucky enough to have a Secondary PE teacher from Lipson Vale coming in on Wednesday to teach invasion tactics and we will continue to focus on gymnastics on a Friday.
The first half of term will consider what Atheist and Agnostics think and believe whilst the second half of term will focus on the Christian understanding of the Easter Story.
We will be studying Kandinsky and creating our own Kandinsky pictures.
We will focus on France, its neighbours, major cities as well as architectural landmarks of Paris.
We will be learning to beat box and write our own rap lyrics linked to global warming.
PPA is on Wednesday and Mrs Palmer will be teaching French and Art for the first half of term.
Home learning: This will be set at the following times:
Maths – Monday to be handed in on Friday.
English – Wednesday to be handed in on the following Tuesday.
Reading – 10 minutes reading daily. We ask that an adult signs the reading diary and it is handed in at least once per week.
Games and PE:
Children will need their PE kit in school all week however, gymnastics is now on a Tuesday afternoon and games on a Friday. We will be focusing on invasion games and gymnastic balances this term.
Kit: Trainers, white shirt, blue shorts, football socks.
In colder weather, a plain tracksuit should be worn outdoors for games.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary, as cloakroom space is limited.
Please come in to see me if you want to discuss anything regarding your child's education, health or welfare.
Useful Websites to support your learning at home:
Here are some great maths resources - for young and old!
We explain what the long multiplication method is and review how multiplication skills are built up through each year of primary school.
The long division method is used when you are dividing a large number (usually three digits or more) by a two-digit (or more) number.
Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations and explore the order of operations using brackets.
A step towards a more formal written method of columnar addition using place value counters.
A good starting place for teaching column subtraction. Helps children to visualise the processes involved.