We will be hosting an online virtual meeting for both classes tomorrow (Thursday 30th April) so that we can all say hello to each other.
To join the meeting, Y6 parents should email email@example.com to request a meeting link. This will be emailed to parents and the meeting can be accessed from a web browser on a phone, laptop, computer or tablet. Alternatively, you can download the Zoom app onto a device but this is not essential.
The Cezanne class meeting will be at 1-1.30pm
The Turpin class meeting will be at 2-2.30pm
We are very much looking forward to ‘seeing’ as many of you as possible to say hello!
Good morning year 6! We hope you’re keeping well. Well done to everyone who is logging on to Mathletics, Bug Club, sending in their questions and work via email, using the blog and completing work in your CGP books! Keep it up!
The blog is being updated almost every day with fun activities you can do to ensure you’re staying fit and active – look out for some photos and videos of teachers doing some of these tasks!! It would be great if you could add your comments and photos to that part of the blog too!
This week’s maths task is ALL about ice-cream!
This week, we’re looking at ‘working systematically’. What does this mean? It means, working through a problem where we use a system or a pattern to help us and to show our working out.
During that task, you saw how to create a list of every possible solution to the problem. Now, it’s over to you!
I can set out my work methodically and systematically (set out your cone combinations in a logical order that you can check easily)
I can find every combination of ice cream double cones
I can use my list to check whether I’ve included EVERY double cone combination
Read the short extract about the Galapagos Islands and answer the questions below!
Use the LSCWC strategy (Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check) to help you learn these spellings.
Common misconception words
1. Interest 2. Island 3. Knowledge 4. Learn 5. Length 6. Library 7. Material 8. Medicine 9. Mention 10. Minute
Task Can you:
a) Use the word in a sentence b) Write a definition of the word c) Find a synonym and antonym for the word
(Tip: If you do use a dictionary, try to put it into your own words)
During our time in year 6, we’ve studied life cycles of difference organisms (we focused on birds and amphibians in class). Your task this week is to pick a different species and to re-create their life-cycle. It is up to you how you present your information about your organism (remember, an organism is ANY living thing), you could:
Draw a labelled diagram showing their life-cycle
Write a paragraph with some labelled diagrams to show what you know about the life cycle of your animal
Create a power point explaining the life cycle of your organism of choice
Here’s a simple example (use the internet to research your organism so you can add more detail in a paragraph below your labelled diagram).
If you’re feeling inspired to learn more, then why not turn your life-cycle into a mini non-fiction report about your organism! You could research the organism’s habitat, diet and behaviour!
Rights Respecting Schools Task:
of the week
12- Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and
wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and
We would like you to think about how your views are
respected and listened to. This includes:
properly listened to
to communicate your ideas if you need it
invitation or opportunity to give your views in a way that works for you
that your voice counts
that you can speak honestly even if your opinion is different from many
that your opinion is welcome and respected
Try these activities to help you to think about Article 12:
Watch the clip of Spot and Stripe discussing the invention of money and whether it was a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ thing. Who do you agree with? Post your answers below!
Fun Fact: The Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency (yum!)
To write a story (in any style/genre/way you like on the theme of: This Hidden Island.
Below are some ideas for your stories.
We discussed the competition in class so you’ll have an idea of what is expected of the competition. The rules are below too. Some of you have already written fantastic entries, your task is to write a second piece (a poem or a story) based on the same theme. The second piece could be a completely different style of writing!
This task is an opportunity to write a silly story in 100 words! Have you read the one about the GANGSTA BOGEY? Or the SINGING BISCUIT? What about the CLUMSY WIZARD or the FORGETFUL CHEF? No?
This is your opportunity to create an original story. We will enter the stories we receive into the competition. Please click on the files for additional help and ideas. Looking forward to read your stories!