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Year 6 - St Maximilian Kolbe

Welcome to Year 6K!

Spring 1

 

Hello Year 6,  I hope you all had amazing Christmas breaks and were able to enjoy some fun in the snow! The majority of you will be learning from home till February half term so we have created a timetable of lessons for you each week. 

Everyday there will be 3 lessons to complete, each lesson will be an hour long and will follow the topics which are stated on the school website. Week 1 will have 2 Topic lessons per week and week 2 will have 2 RE lessons per week.

Each lesson will be available on Seesaw and all resources for the lesson will be attached to support with the work.

In addition to this, there is also other online platforms to use to practice key skills. These are:

 

  • TTrockstars for times table practice.
  • Reading eggs for online reading and comprehension practice.
  • Mymaths for online mathematical activities.

 

Here are some helpful videos if you are not sure how to use seesaw:

 

How to use the Seesaw app for students http://bit.ly/35dQz8J

 

How to use Seesaw in browsers for students http://bit.ly/38dU0xR

 

 

Class Teacher:  Mr. Keegan

 

English

 

For English this half term we are going to be covering a number of English skills whilst studying some different texts and genres. We will begin by completing our topic project and writing in role as a WW1 soldier in the form of a diary entry. Following this, we will be studying some fairy tales but the twisted versions and writing our own versions of some different stories. Finally, we will be looking at some poetry and studying language and imagery. Throughout all the English units, we will be building on our spellings, punctuation and grammar skills! Let's get writing....

 

 

Maths

This half term we will be completing our topic of Fractions ,Decimals and Percentages .  Our next topic will be Measurement - converting units of measure and calculating area , perimeter and volume. I will be posting Whiterose maths lessons each day to help with your home learning and posting the answers the following day. I will also post an arithmetic test weekly on Fridays. We will continue to practice our times tables on TT Rockstars as this will help us with all other aspects of maths.

 

 

 

Here are some useful websites:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

https://nrich.maths.org/

 

Science

In our science topic this half term, we will be learning all about light! We will be investigating where light comes from and how it travels. We will be understanding the main functions of different parts of the eye, how light is reflected and how shadows are formed,

 

RE

Our RE topic is Sources where will be learning about the Bible. The Bible is the story, spread over more than two thousand years, of God's love and how God's people responded to that love. There are all kinds of writings and the authors in the Bible who all wanted to tell us about the importance of God's love. We will be learning all about the different authors and stories and key pieces of scripture from the Bible.

 

Key Questions

How are our lives enriched by books?

Why is the Bible important to Christians? 

Why do you think there are so many different genres in the Bible?

 

 

 

 

Topic

Environmental Europe.

In our Topic this term, we are going to be investigating how eco-friendly we are as a school, community and country.

We will be looking at how to become more sustainable, climate change and compare the UK to another European country to see how we can learn from their sustainability approaches and improve our own.

 

PSHE and Mindfulness

Inter weaved throughout all of our topics is the importance of self-care and reflection. At home we encourage you  to use a  journal to write down our thoughts, feelings and emotions which is key to regulating how we are throughout each day like we do in class. Additionally, we will post some online meditation and yoga you can practice at home.

Key Dates

 

This will be updated when school reopens.

 

 

Homework-  Learning logs and spellings will be given out on a Thursday and brought in to school, after completion, on a Monday where we will have a class walk around to praise and share the good work completed at home. 

These books will be given back the following Thursday to be taken home to complete.

 

Reading- Reading books will be chosen from our accelerated reader scheme and will also go home on a Thursday and brought in on a Monday. If the book has not been completed in this time then the book can be kept at home until the following Monday to bring in then. The children will take their online quizzes and choose a new book to take home on the Thursday. 

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