Year 6 Current Learning

Term 6 Week 7

Week Beginning 13/7/20

Year 6 Family Picnic

Mr Quinton and Mrs Harrison are looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Reading

To get ahead for Year 7 – here is a selection of recommended books for next year – click below

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/s/suggested-reading-for-year-7–year-8-autumn-term/

Term 6 Week 6

Week beginning 6/7/20

MUST

REMEMBER: If there is a song you would like everyone to sing at our Leaving Picnic you need to let your teacher know as soon as possible so that we can let everyone know.

SHOULD

Get ahead for Year 7 – here is a selection of recommended books for next year

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/s/suggested-reading-for-year-7–year-8-autumn-term/

For example

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/s/suggested-reading-for-year-7–year-8-autumn-term/

COULD

Science

Term 6 Week 5

Week beginning 29/6/20

MUST

Reading

Personal Project

As not many people have submitted their personal project we have decided to leave last week’s MUST to give you time to polish it and WOW us with your expertise.

So again this week we would really like you to get creative! We want you to create your own personal project. Your project can be about anything and you can present it however you choose. It could be written, built, made or filmed. We have already had lots of ideas from the children in school, ranging from, Pele: The greatest footballer who has ever lived, Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period to the History of Women’s Fashion.

If you have any questions or need any advice please do not hesitate to get in touch with your class teacher.

COULD

Science

To learn how animals adapt and evolve in their environments

Term 6 Week 4

Week beginning 22/6/20

MUST

English

Here is a copy of the book that we will be studying in Week 4 – if you are unable to download the book, you can collect a copy from school where there will be spare copies left out.

This week we would like you to finish reading the novel and then to write your own book review. It would be great if you could do some research about Mark Twain, the characters he created and the settings that he used. Also, try to find out about the historical backdrop for the novel and how that may have influenced the author and his ideas for the narrative.

Remember to tell us what you liked about the book, what could have been improved and to whom you might recommend the book to.

Please send your finished review to your class teacher by Thursday 25th June.

Personal Projects

This week we would really like you to get creative! We want you to create your own personal project. Your project can be about anything and you can present it however you choose. It could be written, built, made or filmed. We have already had lots of ideas from the children in school, ranging from, Pele: The greatest footballer who has ever lived, Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period to the History of Women’s Fashion.

We really want you to be as creative as you possibly can and to amaze us with your interests and ideas for presenting your work.

Please send your finished project to us by Thursday 25th June 2020.

If you have any questions or need any advice please do not hesitate to get in touch with your class teacher.

Reading

Maths

TT ROCK STARS

Last weeks results saw another victory for 6Q. The scores are now 6H 3 – 6Q 8. Great to see Lilly 6H, Arley 6H and George 6Q scoring heavily this week and of course Imogen 6Q with another impressive personal performance.

This week’s battle will begin at 9 am on Monday 22nd June and finish at 5 pm on Friday 26th June.

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COULD

SCIENCE

This week, the focus is on identifying different animals and plants in your local area to create a field guide. A field guide is a book designed to help the reader identify the living things that can be found in a particular habitat.

Art

Follow the link to find out how to add texture to your drawings

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-6/subjects/foundation

Term 6 Week 3

Week beginning 15/6/20

MUST

English

Reading

The further adventure of Harry Potter

https://hpaudiobooks.club/order-of-phoenix-audio-stephen-fry/

Maths

TT ROCK STARS

Last weeks Battle saw 6Q win again to take the score to 6H 3- 6Q 7. However, without Imogen’s huge personal score the result would have been different. This weeks battle will start at 9am on Monday 14th June 2020 and run through to 5pm Friday 19th June 2020. Good luck!

RE

COULD

Try out this art activity after watching the video – send your finished article to your teacher.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/texture-treasure-hunt-94e519

Term 6 Week 2

Week beginning 8/6/20

MUST

Here is a copy of the book that we will be studying in Week 2 – if you are unable to download the book, you can collect a copy from school where there will be spare copies left out

English

Reading

Follow this link to read further adventures of Harry Potter

Maths

Remember to watch the videos before you have a go at the task – Follow the links or view below

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

COULD

R.E.

This term we will be learning about what Akhirah (Life After Death) means to Muslims – make sure you complete this activity so that we can discuss it on Friday

Topic

This week we are learning about the Assassination of American President Abraham Lincoln 14th April 1865.

Science

Here is some interesting science for you to get your teeth into!

Term 6 Week 1

Week beginning 1/6/20

MUST

English

Return your work to your teacher each day

Follow the link below for yet another Harry Potter novel for you to listen to and read at the same time

Spelling Summer Week 1 on Purple Mash

You will find your words on the LSCWC block and the quiz (to be done next Monday) on the first block has been set as a To Do

Maths

Return your work to your Maths teacher each day

TT ROCK STARS

The first battle of the week ended at 5pm on Wednesday 3rd June and it saw 6Q victorious! A special mention to Imogen 6Q with another huge individual score!

The score is now 6H 3 – 6Q 6. The next battle starts at 9am on Thursday 4th June and concludes on Sunday 7th June at 5pm. Good luck!

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Topic

This week we will be studying the Californian Gold Rush of 1848 and learning about the origins of the American Civil War 1861 – 1865.

SCIENCE

COULD

ART

STEM ACTIVITIES

Follow the link below to find a range of STEM activities which you could try out with your family or a sibling e.g. make a reaction tester/find out which chocolate melts the fastest/design a bionic hand and much, much more

https://www.stem.org.uk/system/files/elibrary-resources/2020/05/11_Starters%20for%20STEM_01%20Jun.pdf

WEEK 7 Week beginning 18/5/20

Send us photographs of something you have made – it can be beautiful or useful – show us your handiwork

MUST

English

Complete one reading paper a day and return to your teacher when you have completed it

Reading – follow this link for another Harry Potter adventure

Spelling

Learn WEEK 7 words – test WEEK 6 words on Purple Mash on Monday

Maths

ICDM

Daily Maths Tasks – follow these links – send to your teacher each day

TT ROCKSTARS IS BACK

Well done 6H with a huge victory over the weekend! Incredible performances from Emily 6H and Victoria 6H with over 3000 points between them! Another great effort from Imogen 6Q but her efforts were in vain as 6Q fell to one of their lowest scores over the last few weeks. The scores are now 6H 3 – 6Q 4. The next Battle begins at 9:00am on Tuesday morning and will run until 5pm on Friday 22nd May. Good luck everyone!

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Topic

This week we are learning about Westward Expansion and Davey Crocket, ‘King of the Wild Frontier’

Spanish

This week, we are continuing to develop our understanding of verbs.

Science

This week you will be learning about Carl Linnaeus and his work developing a system to classify ‘Living Things’.

Art

COULD

Find puzzles quizzes and art activities

kids@tate.org.uk

Take a guided tour through Sandiego Zoo

https://www.google.com/search?q=san+diego+zoo+virtual+tour&oq=Sandiego+Zoo&aqs=chrome.3.0l8.3498j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Have fun with the family on Zooniverse

https://www.google.com/search?q=zooniverse+mighty+boosh&rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB864GB864&oq=Zooniverse&aqs=chrome.4.0l8.11187j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

WEEK 6 Week beginning 11/5/20

Send us photographs of how you have helped out at home or in the garden this week – you too could be in this week’s newsletter

House Point Challenge

MUST

English

Reading – following this link to listen to The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling

https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B017V54W6O?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_cntr-0-0

Spelling

Test WEEK 5 words on Purple Mash on Monday

Maths

ICDM

SOLUTIONS COMING LATER TODAY SORRY FOR THE DELAY

Daily Maths Tasks

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Complete WEEK 3 and send your work to your Maths teacher each day

TT ROCK STARS!

TT Rock Stars Battle update – unfortunately the last two battles have not registered and the cumulative points have not been registered. However, these problems have been fixed and the next battle starts today at 9:00am Friday 15th May until Monday 18th May at 5pm. GOOD LUCK!

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Topic:

Native American Culture

This week you will be learning about Native Americans and their culture.

Activity 1: Map Work

Activity 2: A Non – Chronological Report on Native American Culture

COULD

Spanish

Science:

This week we begin our new topic: Living Things

Art/DT Task

Send your completed work to

heather.whittard-Jones@bristol-schools.uk or

william.thwaites@bristol-schools.uk

COULD

Would you like to learn a new Language? Are you up for a challenge?Follow this link for something completely different! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMNHvXSW4iE

WEEK 5 Week beginning 4/5/20

House point Challenge

Please open the following files or follow links to access your current work.

Extreme Reading Pictures…

If you haven’t already done so – don’t forget to send your EXTREME reading – at – home pictures to your class teacher… REMEMBER BE SAFE AND ALWAYS CHECK WITH AN ADULT FIRST BEFORE SETTING UP YOUR PICTURE…

MUST

English WK beginning:

Monday 4th May

This weeks work is linked to J.K. Rowling’s novel Fantastic Beasts… Please send your completed work to your class teacher…

Reading

Click on the following link for a classic read (or listen)

https://librivox.org/robin-hood-by-j-walker-mcspadden/

Spelling

You should learn the words from WEEK 5 Spelling List

This week’s spelling test (WEEK 4 words) is on Purple Mash which you should complete on Monday 4 May

Maths

ICDM

Daily Maths Tasks

Follow this link and open Maths, Summer Term Week 2 near the top of the page. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Send your completed work to your Maths teacher daily

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Topic

EUROPEAN SETTLEMENT AND COLONISATION OF NORTH AMERICA 2

Finding a place to settle

Spanish

return your work to Miss Garcia

Art

Photography – You will need to download both of the following files. Send your completed work to Mr Thwaites or Mrs Whittard-Jones

COULD

Try the following test on the USA

https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/states

Follow this link to learn how to draw Sonic Hedgehog, a sausage dog and much, much more http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

WEEK 4 Week Beginning 27/4/20

MUST

English

Before you attempt Day 2 you will need to read the following book which is in two parts

Spelling

You should learn Week 4 spellings.

This week’s spelling test (WEEK 3 words) is on Purple Mash which you should complete on Monday

Reading

Follow this link for a really good read https://lightupyourbrain.com/stories/audio-story-the-jungle-book/

Maths

ICDM

SOLUTIONS

Daily Maths Tasks

Follow this link and open Maths, Summer Term Week 1 near the top of the page.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Send your completed work to your Maths Teacher daily.

TT ROCK STARS RESULTS…

Another close Battle, although the second competition of the week was won by 6Q . It’s now 6H 2 – 6Q 4. Well done to Eloise 6H and Tala 6Q for being the top performers. Once again Victoria 6H makes appearance in the top 3 alongside Emily 6H. Imogen 6Q and Ava T 6Q make up 6Q’s top 3. This week first battle begins at 9AM on Monday 4th May and will last until Wednesday 6th May at 5PM. Good luck everybody!

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TOPIC WORK

This weeks Topic work is all about biomes and the weather. You will find out what a biome is and research the different types located around the world. You will also discover how a biome’s characteristics are determined by its geographical location, climate and weather patterns.

Later on in the week you will be researching the weather in different locations across North America and comparing them to Bristol.

Computing

WEEK 4

This work is being carried over for one more week in order to allow some of you to complete it.

Further animation project with a twist. Send your completed work to
william.thwaites@bristol-schools.uk or
heather.whittard-jones@bristol-schools.uk

Spanish

COULD

Follow the link to:

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-to-home-school-and-exercise-you-kids

On this website, you will find some amazing things you can do on your own, with a sibling or with another member of your family, for example:-

  • A daily dance lesson with Ote Mabusi
  • Learn how to DJ
  • Code Break Programme
  • Learn to design Roblox Games
  • Learn to play the guitar …….and many more.

The ones mentioned are all free – so why don’t you have a go at something new and challenging!

WEEK 3 Week Beginning 20/4/20

Welcome back to Term 5. We hope you have enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for some learning, so here we go!

THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE 20/04/20 – 23/04/20

This weeks challenge is based around cooking and baking. Please send your class teacher any pictures of yourself cooking, baking or eating something that you’ve made to your class teacher by 4 pm on Thursday 23rd April. All of the Innovators Staff Team will be doing it too! We’re really looking forward to seeing your culinary skills!

Please open the following files or follow links to access your current work

MUST

ENGLISH

The focus for English this week is writing a balanced argument.

Spelling

Your spelling test (words set during the last week of term, Week 2) is on Purple Mash.

This week’s spellings to be learned are Week 3. Here is a copy of the spelling lists. You will be tested on Week 3 words on 27/4/20

Reading

Follow this link to an audio version of The Orphan of Ellis Island

https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B002VACHBW?ref=adbl_ent_anon_sc_pdp_pc_0

MATHS

Daily Maths Tasks

Follow this link and open WEEK 2 Maths near the top of the page (we are a week behind so don’t worry about the summer files just yet). https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Send your completed work to your Maths Teacher daily.

TT ROCKSTARS BATTLE

The first battle this week was won by 6H with a convincing victory. Its now 6H 2 – 6Q 1. Well done to Victoria 6H and Freddie 6Q as the top players from each class. The next battle will begin at 10am Thursday 23rd April and run until 5pm on Sunday 26th April. Good luck!

SHOULD

During the Summer Term, Year 6’s new Topic is North and South America. Initially we will be focusing on the continents geography, identifying key river systems, mountain ranges, deserts, swamps and major urban centres. We will also learn about the continents biomes – distinct biological communities of plants and animals that have formed in response to shared physical climates. We will also study the history of the continent, looking back at the lives of its indigenous people, its European colonization, independence and progress through to the modern day.

Spanish

Send your work directly to Miss Garcia at marina.garcia@bristol-schools.uk

Computing

COULD

Follow the link to

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-to-home-school-and-exercise-you-kids

On this website, you will find some amazing things you can do on your own, with a sibling or with another member of your family, for example:-

  • A daily dance lesson with Ote Mabusi
  • Learn how to DJ
  • Code Break Programme
  • Learn to design Roblox Games
  • Learn to play the guitar …….and many more.

The ones mentioned are all free – so why don’t you have a go at something new and challenging!

    TERM 4

    Moving Mountains for Malawi

    Hi, it would be amazing if Year 6 could get involved with this charity event during the week – Monday 13th April to Sunday 19th April. Remember, if you take any pictures of yourself scaling the stairs, please send them onto Miss Scott – emma.scott@bristol-schools.uk

    Well done Year 6 for all the hard work you have done over the past two weeks. Mr Quinton and Mrs Harrison are really proud of you and have loved seeing what you can do on your own. Over Easter, we will not set you any MUST or SHOULD work but you will find lots of ideas in this week’s newsletter – fun things you COULD do with your families. Have a great Easter! We will be in touch.

    TT ROCK STARS BATTLE: CONGRATULATIONS TO 6H!

    HERE ARE THE RESULTS AND THE TOP 8 PLAYERS IN EACH CLASS

    WELL DONE TO VICTORIA AND DANIEL – AMAZING!

    A new battle has been set to run all week: Saturday 4th April 10am to Saturday 11th April 10am.

    We’ll give you the results next weekend…

    WEEK BEGINNING 30 MARCH 2020

    Week 1 days 4 & 5 Maths Solutions

    MUST

    Please open the following files or follow links to access your current work (to be completed by Wednesday 1 April)

    ENGLISH

    This week we will be focusing on poetry. Following on from our work on Esther we will be looking at a poem called ‘Junk’ which can be found on the Literacy Shed:

    Remember to do your spelling test on Purple Mash on Monday

    PLEASE SEND YOUR WORK TO MRS. HARRISON AND MR.QUINTON

    MATHS

    Follow this link to find your Maths for this week. On the right hand side of the page you will see a blue panel. Click on Year 6 and do one activity per day from Week 1 (Yes, I know we are on Week 2 – trust me!). You must listen to the audio before you do the activity. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

    Download your ICDM here

    WEEK 2 ICDM SOLUTIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE

    Times Tables Rocks Stars Tournament.

    From 10 am Monday 30th March to Wednesday 1st April at 5 pm, 6H will be battling against 6Q. Please go to the TT Rockstars website, log on and help your class to win!

    SHOULD

    Read the following story – The Character Strikes Back – one chapter a day with an adult. Two more chapters to follow.

    HURRAH The final two chapters of The Character Strikes Back

    Spanish

    Return your work to Miss Garcia at marina.garcia@bristol-schools.uk

    ICT

    Return to Mr Thwaites or Mrs Whittard-Jones

    william.thwaites@bristol-schools.uk

    heather.whittard-jones@bristol-schools.uk

    TOPIC: HISTORY

    The Bristol Bus Boycott April 1963. Watch the short film on Youtube first and then read through attached slides. You should then read through some copies of actual newspapers from the period. Your task is to create your own newspaper report about the Bus Boycott.

    COULD

    Have some fun with your siblings or parents – Extreme Elements

    WEEK BEGINNING 23 MARCH 2020

    MUST WEEK 1 March 23rd – 29th

    Please open the following files in order to access your current work (to be completed by Wednesday 25 March)

    SOLUTIONS FOR ABOVE ARE NOW AVAILABLE HERE

    Please open the next two files to access your Maths for Days 4 &5

    Please open the appropriate file from the two below to mark your ICDM

    Remember to take a photograph of your written work and email it to your teacher

    Watch out for the spelling test on Purple Mash on Monday 30 March

    SHOULD

    To be completed, photographed and emailed to:

    Mrs Harrison or Mr. Quinton by Monday 30th March

    Keep up to date with TT ROCK STARS

    Please do one set of SATS Busters per week – Reading, Grammar and Maths

    COULD

    This work can be PHOTOGRAPHED and emailed directly to: Mrs. Harrison or Mr. Quinton

    Do some baking: cakes / biscuits / bread

    Help out with the cooking

    Build a bridge that can hold a 500g weight, without breaking

    Do some Bristol themed junk modelling using plastic bottles, tin cans, cardboard packaging etc

    Get creative with Lego

    Create your own BANKSY inspired art work

    Plant some flowers or vegetables

    Create a Bumble Bee hotel

    Build a bird table or bird feeder

    We will keep updating this list. If you have any great ideas – please let us know!