Mrs Evans, Mrs Jones
WELCOME TO THE YEAR 6 CLASS PAGE!
Wow! You have made it to the end of your St. Mary’s journey and what an amazing journey it has been! It has been an absolute pleasure to teach you this year, and although it has been cut short, it has still been such a special year that you should all feel proud of! You are and have been a group of thirty fantastic children who brighten up every member of staff’s day when they see you! We know, here at St. Mary’s, that you are all going to be fantastic at secondary school and that the world is your oyster. We wish you so much good luck in your futures and we can’t wait to see you all shine! Enjoy your holidays and we miss you all already!
Week beginning 13th July:
- White Rose Maths: White Rose is the scheme I use in the classroom to teach all of your maths lessons. They have five maths lessons each week (one for each day) and each lesson comes with a video, an activity and answers. Make sure you start at the beginning and work through each day in order, so you don’t miss out any of the learning steps. Here is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ . The worksheet element now requires a paid subscription so you may wish to use the other online learning maths websites below.
- Oak Academy: Oak Academy is the government website for online home learning. Every day, there is an online lesson in English, maths and topic which includes a video tutorial. Here is the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#subjects .
- BBC Bitesize: On BBC Bitesize you’ll find daily lessons in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons .
Every week now, I will be asking you to complete any of the incomplete pages in your homework books. Some of you might have finished these by now – others of you might have quite a few pages to go! It would be absolutely fantastic if you could finish the SPaG, maths and reading revision question books!
Daily Maths Challenge (one per day)
- Maths challenge one: Jim bought a cat and dog for £60 each. Later he sold them. He made a profit of 20% on the dog. He made a loss of 20% on the cat. How much did he get altogether when he sold the cat and dog? Jim bought another cat and dog. He sold them for £60 each. He made a profit of 20% on the dog. He made a loss of 20% on the cat. Did he make a profit or loss on the whole deal?
- Maths challenge two: A goldfish costs £1.80. An angel fish costs £1.40. Nasreen paid exactly £20 for some fish. How many of each kind did she buy?
- Maths challenge three: Anna put some 10p coins on the table. One half of them were tails up. Anna turned over two of the coins, and then one third of them were tails up. How many coins did Anna put on the table?
- Maths challenge four: This is what food costs at Franco’s café. 1 curry and 1 tea cost £4. 2 curries and 2 puddings cost £9. 1 pudding and 2 teas cost £2. What do you have to pay in total for 1 curry, 1 pudding and 1 tea? What does each item cost on its own?
- Maths challenge five: In April Flash Harry bought a saddle for £100. In May he sold it for £200. In June he was sorry he had sold it. So he bought it back for £300. In July he got tired of it. So he sold it for £400. Overall, did Flash Harry make or lose money? How much did he make or lose?
Try to keep up your mental maths and calculation methods in tip top shape. Use these websites to help you:
- Games: www.mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/585/HTML5
- Times table practise: www.ttrockstars.com/
- Calculation website: www.mathsbot.com/#QuestionGenerators
- Arithmetic website (we use this every morning at school): www.myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-arithmetic-practice-papers/
Usually, in your last week at St. Mary’s we write messages to some very special people! Just because we are at home, doesn’t mean that this tradition will be missed this year! This week, we will be writing these messages at school, and if you are at home, get involved and write them at home!
Firstly, can you write a message to your parents or those special people at home? Your primary school journey would have been impossible without the love, support and wisdom from them. They have always been there for you and sometimes we don’t always tell them how much we love them! So, can you write a letter to those special people at home including these things:
- Can you explain how you feel about them?
- Can you thank them for all that they do for you?
- Can you make them some promises for the future?
Secondly, can you write a message to your special friend from Reception? You have helped them on their first steps of their St. Mary’s journey and this is your chance to say goodbye! The children in Reception all look up to you so much and they would love a message from you! When you have finished your message, email it to email@example.com with the name of your special friend as the e-mail subject and we will make sure that your message get’s passed onto them! Here are some things you could include in your message:
- What have you enjoyed doing with them this year?
- What are your favourite memories of them?
- What is the best thing about them?
- What are your hopes and wishes for their future?
Pobble365 gives you an image a day to write about: www.pobble365.com . So, grab your favourite notepad, and write a story based on one of the pictures.
Visit https://spellingframe.co.uk/ to practise your spelling. This week see if can learn all of the words on Y5 & Y6 spelling rule 59. This week’s words are all tricky spellings from the National Curriculum for Y5 & Y6. Here is a list:
Remember, finally, keep reading! This can be any book, magazine, newspaper, game instructions or even the television subtitles with the TV on mute! Reading unlocks your imagination!
This week we will be ending our history topic: the 20th century. This week, we are going to do something a little bit different! To end the topic, we are going to become inventors! Although we are now in the 21st century, there are still many things that need to be and will still me invented! Can you think of an invention that would help the modern world we live in today? Can you think of an object that would make life easier or solve a problem in our lives today? Get your thinking caps on and draw a diagram of your invention; then, create an advertising poster encouraging people to buy your invention! Maybe you could even create and make your invention too! Get creative!
This week, we are going to learn all about our teeth! This is a topic you have done before so get your thinking caps on and see what you can remember!
- Teeth not only help you eat, but they also help you do what?
- What is the part of the tooth you can see above the gum?
- What hard, tough, and shiny substance covers the crown?
- What innermost part of the tooth does the dentin protect?
- The pulp contains ______, which send messages to the brain if your ice pop is too cold.
- What makes up the roots of your teeth and attaches to your jawbone?
- This type of tooth is pointy, sharp, and made to help tear food?
- What are the last four teeth a person will get?
- What kind of teeth do babies have?
- These teeth are big and strong to help you grind food so it can be swallowed. What am I?
Can you answer all of these questions? If you can’t answer some of them, can you research the answers? Use this website: https://www.coolkidfacts.com/teeth-facts/ to find out more about your teeth and create a poster to show your knowledge on them.
As you have come to the end of your St. Mary’s journey, this week I am setting you a virtues and values challenge! Here is a list of our values and virtues:
This week, can you do something extra special to help, love or care for someone else and show each of the different values and virtues? Every time you manage to show the virtues and values, tick one off your list and make a note of it in a RE diary this week! Good luck! Can you get a full house?
In addition to this, take a look at this page of lovely resources and craft ideas based on lots of Bible stories: https://www.bdes.org.uk/resources-for-prayer-and-learning.html . Also, look out for the Wednesday Word sent to your school e-mail address. Finally, Father Peter is also livestreaming daily Masses from our church through Facebook.
Additional Tasks and Subjects:
- PE: Don't forget to keep fit and do some PE. You can join in with Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) on YouTube every morning at 9am for a daily workout! Also, check out the school website for PE activities you can do at home.
- ICT: Remember to visit https://scratch.mit.edu/ to improve your ICT coding skills on Scratch. Also, visit https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning for more ICT activities to complete at home.
- Spanish: Can you learn how to tell the time in Spanish? Watch this video to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJk4Qw4fvp0 . Can you create a poster to show your new knowledge?As always, keep in touch through the school e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org). It has been lovely to see so many of your pictures of tasks you have sent over e-mail so do keep them coming!
Good luck in your future Y6!
Each and every one of you is absolutely amazing!
Mrs Evans and Mrs Jones
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