Year 6 – Eagles’ School Closure Information
Please contact me via email or the blog to let me know how you are all doing and see below for new Maths and English activities.
We have sent home SATs practice papers for English and Maths. The children are familiar with these and have studied all the topics included. Please find below a list of websites that you can also use to access various additional learning, including Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science-based activities and more.
Oak National Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#subjects
Online lessons and activities
BBC Primary resources : https://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.
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.
Royal Scottish National Opera
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
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.
This site is offering free access to audio books.
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:
I appreciate this is an unusual time and we thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Matthew and Mrs Trisorio
History and Geography Learning Tasks
In the Summer Term we will be continuing our Citadels of Democracy topic so the next few weeks will provide a great opportunity to revise our learning about the Magna Carta and the English Civil War. Next, we are going to be looking closer at the workings of our own Parliament in London, so you could also complete some background reading and research on this.
The websites below provide lots of information and ideas for activities. 3dgeography is particularly good for junk modelling - why not see if you can build a London landmark? Take a photo and email it to me.