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Year 6 - Eagles

Autumn Newsletter 2020

Year 6 – Eagles

Welcome to Year 6 - Eagles!

 

Hello and welcome to Eagles’ class page. We are Year 6 and the children are in their final year at primary school. It is an exceptionally busy year, not only as we work towards our SATs, but also full of exciting trips, activities, events and responsibilities.
 
Our motto for Eagles is “Work Hard...Play Hard”, led by our fabulous class staff team - Mrs Matthew, Mrs Trisorio, Mrs Mulla and Mrs Tufail.

Part of our working hard involves regular reading at home and in school. Homework is given out on Friday and should be returned on the following Friday. The activities usually reflect the learning of that week and often consists of English, Maths, Spellings or other tasks. School provides a reading diary for parents to sign to confirm completion of their nightly reading - we expect our children to read at least four times a week.
 

In class, our first topic of the year is Crime and Punishment through the Ages. We study Shakespeare's  “Macbeth”  and visit Pendle Hill to experience where the "Pendle Witches" lived. After Christmas, we then move onto our "Citadels of Democracy?" topic, in both our literacy and wider curriculum. We learn about how democracy has evolved in our country and then compare with another country. The highlight of our topic is the trip to London itself. We travel by train to Euston; tour London on an open top bus; and spend time at either the Natural History Museum or Houses of Parliament. It’s an amazing experience - one that all Eagles remember!

 
In May, Year 6 children must sit their SATs. There are tests in Reading; Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar; and Maths. Writing and science are also assessed.  We always work hard to prepare for these exams, but we know that once they are over, there are lots of treats in store!
 
Our first reward is the end of year hoodies that we wear every day until the end of term. We take part in First Aid workshops and help out at the summer school fair. We also organise and run the yearly Macmillan Coffee Morning and School Book Fair to raise money.
 
Finally, at the end of the year, we perform an end of school production, which involves all the children in Eagles. Parents are invited to watch our spectacular show. This is followed by a special Leavers’ Prom night, where we dress up in our finest, eat pizza and party! The children design and create Year Books as a keepsake of their primary years and perform a Leavers' Assembly on their final day in school.
 
As we’ve said – it’s a frantic, but fantastic year and we know that it is one the children will always remember!

 

Below are some websites that have links to Year 6 activities.

 

As with the rest of the online learning websites, we do recommend that you supervise the sites alongside your children, to ensure online safety is maintained. A helpful guide for parents and activities to complete with your child are available on the following website:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/  

 

We thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Matthew and Mrs Trisorio

 

 

 

Oak National Academy:  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#subjects 

Online lessons and activities

 

BBC Primary resourceshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/primary/zd7p47h 

Activities for all subjects

 

Mathletics - https://login.mathletics.com/ 

Mathletics is an online platform that school already uses and that most of you will be familiar with. It contains maths concepts for your children to revise and practise. Your child has their very own login details for this. 

 

Times Table Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Your child has their very own login details for this too.

 

Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/login/ 

Purple Mash is a fantastic site that has many different activities for your children to explore. It is used in school to support children with their learning across many areas of the curriculum, especially computing. We have created a Y6 blog using the site so that the children can keep in touch with us (see the Sharing section / Shared blogs / Eagles 2020). Please encourage your children to contribute. There is also a section called Serial mash containing a large amount of reading materials and related comprehension questions.

 

To logon to the website, you will first need to find the school’s login page by clicking on ‘Find my school’s login page.’ Then you will need your child’s login details - which they already have (usually written inside their home-reading journal).

 

Hamilton Trust – Home learning Packs

We will continue to put the English and Maths packs onto our website, for the children to access, as they become available. There is a lesson for everyday!

 

First News & The Week Junior – Newspapers

See the links below.

 

History and Geography links

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html 

 

https://www.historyforkids.net/ 

 

www.3dgeography.co.uk 

 

Twinkl-

Step 1: visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer  

Step 2- fill in the 'new to twinkl' form.

Step 3- enter the code  CVDTWINKLHELPS

Step 4- search KS2 activities

 

Daily Timetable - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub  

 

Scholastic Learn at Home 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html   (Alternatively you can use google to search for ‘Scholastic Learn at Home’)

This is another website that has been set up specifically for school closures. It has stories and activities based around various different topics that link to your children’s learning. More activities are being added to the site every day.

 

Music resources:

 

Royal Scottish National Opera

Youtube.com/watch?v=DeVd9olCSWU       

 

Create a Samba band at home using everyday objects from the kitchen. Watch them play before they show you how to do it at home.

 

David Walliam’s Marvellous Musical Podcast

 http://marvellousmusicalpodcast.com/ 

Listen to David Walliam’s podcast as he introduces the whole family to classical music. There are ten episodes to enjoy.

 

Sumdog - https://www.sumdog.com/  

Sumdog is similar to Mathletics as teachers can set work and view the children’s progress. It has different tasks relating to reading, spelling and mathematics. When your child logs in they will have some ‘quick fire questions’, then they will be able to access the tasks. These are all in game form so the children will really enjoy playing them, as well as practising the different skills. Each child has an individual login and this has been given to your child to take home, (If your child was not in school during the final week, please contact us using the class email address to obtain your login).  

 

Topmarks Education- www.topmarks.co.uk    

An excellent website with activities to support all areas of the National Curriculum.

 

Stories.audible.com   

This site is offering free access to audio books.

 

 

 

The Week Junior

https://magazine.theweekjunior.co.uk/

   

A link to the weekly newspapers to read online.

The digital edition can also be accessed online to view in your browser at magazine.theweekjunior.co.uk. To log in, select the head icon, select ‘Have you got a voucher code?’ and enter your code. (Our unique code can be found on our blog.)

Class of 2020 Leavers' Video

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Good Luck to all our Eagles as they leave us to start their new journey at High School. We will miss you all.

Pendle Hill Trip

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