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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

The Year 6 team:

Mr Vanstone (6V)

Miss Willington (6W)

Mr Rogerson 

Miss Lucas

Miss Joyce (MMU Student Teacher)

Our Spring topic is titled Abandon Ship!

We will theme many of our lessons around the Titanic, the sea and other voyages.

 

See the source image

 

 

 

PE

This term Year 6 have PE on a Thursday and a Friday.

On these days we ask that children come to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and House PE sweatshirt. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.

Long Term Plan

Remote Learning Monday

Daily learning grid for Year 6 Monday 18th January 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A YOUNG MAN IN 6V - 11 TODAY!

Maths Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Session Aim: Percentages of (1)

Watch the ‘ Understand percentages’ video following the link below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/spring-week-3-number-percentages/

 

Next, log onto Active Learn using your Bug club login. 

Rather than Bug Club, click onto Power Maths. 

Work through the text pages set (48-51) and complete any questions on these pages.

 

Now, complete pages 35-37 in your Power Maths book 6B. Please remember to use your pencil in your Power Maths book!

 

*As an extra challenge complete the Maths activity set for you on Sumdog which is based on percentages.

 

English Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Lesson Aim:

To write a paragraph describing what happened to the tree.

 

Subject knowledge for parents:

Passive voice:

  • Sentences can be described as active or passive.
  • Using the passive voice is a way of writing sentences so that the subject has the action 'done' to it.
  • The passive voice can be useful for making writing sound more formal and objective.

The link below is a reminder of what the passive voice is:

How to use the passive voice to sound more objective - BBC Bitesize

 

 

You will create a paragraph using personification, precise nouns and passive voice to describe what happened to the tree in the corner of the garden.

 

Open the PowerPoint and follow the instructions.

Session-10.pptx

Full story:

The-Selfish-Giant-Full-Story--1.docx

Weekly Spelling

 

Log on to Spelling shed for this week’s challenge (an assignment) focussing on the words with long /e/ sound spelt 'ie' or 'ei'

.

Daily Reading

 

(suggested time 1hr)

 

 

The Devoted Friend by Oscar Wilde

 

Open the PowerPoint and follow it through.

Session-4-The-Devoted-Friend.pptx

Instead of text, have a look at this comic strip of the story. We have highlighted where to read up to today.

The-Devoted-Friend-and-The-Nightingale-and-the-Rose.pdf

Complete a thoughts, feelings and dialogue chart for either the water rat, linnet, the miller or Little Hans (try to get across their character in the thoughts and support this with dialogue from the text)

  • Characters name at the top
  • Thoughts in the thought bubble
  • Justify with dialogue from the text

 

Devoted-Friend-Resources.docx

Daily Times Table

There is no daily times table challenge.  Your extra challenge complete the Maths activity set for you on Sumdog which is based on percentages.

 

 

PE

(suggested time 30 mins)

Sports Coaching Group have been working hard to create a mixed offer of PE for schools and their children whether children are in school or at home.

Please find attached your first 2 weeks of PE at home plans, the aim of these sessions is to get you active at home using little to no equipment. We will send you more plans as we recieve them.

 

YoutubeLive

 

Monday was the first YoutubeLive session. SCG are committed to running live PE sessions every weekday at 10am with various Sports Coaching Group coaches as well as their mascot Tommy the Tiger.

 

Parents can subscribe to the Youtube channel where children and parents can join live daily sessions from 10am or if you cannot make 10am the videos will all be stored and available for use at a time that suits you. The link for the Sports Coaching Group Channel is below, all videos will appear here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxD71XzX5GpnxXDMvwEs-A

SCG will be encouraging engagement throughout the session through adding comments, to add comments to the video you must be subscribed to the Sports Coaching Group channel and to do this, please click ‘subscribe’.

Virtual-PE-week-2.docx

Monday – Well Being 

https://youtu.be/BPmUR0pPph0

Music (suggested time 30 mins)

Daily Big Sing:

Monday 18 Jan: https://youtu.be/uiAD4bpiNq0

Tuesday 19 Jan: https://youtu.be/k2LCa1IxJZE

Wednesday 20 Jan: https://youtu.be/eRz7_834Elk

Thursday 21 Jan: https://youtu.be/-NjVG7pHRuE

Friday 22 Jan: https://youtu.be/yxoLDRqmOng


'Music @ home' videos:

KS2: https://youtu.be/j7E4vGTdMs0


Songwriting Competition:

Don't forget that for all your budding composers, the Love Music Trust is delighted to announce the launch of their songwriting competition for pupils in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. For further information and some helpful 'how to' videos, please go to https://www.lovemusictrust.com/songwriting-competition.

 

Live sessions

 

NO LIVE SESSION TODAY – THERE ARE TWO TOMORROW

 

Remote Learning Tuesday

Daily learning grid for Year 6 Tuesday 19th January 2021

Maths Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Session Aim: Percentages of (2)

 

Watch the percentages videos (if needed) following the link below.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/spring-week-3-number-percentages/

 

Next, log onto Active Learn using your Bug club login. 

Rather than Bug Club, click onto Power Maths. 

Work through the text pages set (52-55) and complete any questions on these pages.

 

Now, complete pages 38-40 in your Power Maths book 6B. Please remember to use your pencil in your Power Maths book!

 

*As an extra challenge complete the Maths activity set for you on Sumdog which is based on percentages.

 

English Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Lesson Aim:

To compile the feature keys from the whole Selfish Giant text.

 

Subject knowledge for parents:

The Pathways to Write Feature Keys are the tools that the children should follow for good structure, vocabulary, and manipulating sentences and tense.

Open the PowerPoint and follow the instructions.

Session-11-.pptx

You will need these to help you:

Ordering-the-story.docx

Emotion-graph.docx

Table-for-feature-keys.docx

Weekly Spelling

 

Log on to Spelling shed for this week’s challenge (an assignment) focussing on the words with long /e/ sound spelt 'ie' or 'ei'

.

Daily Reading

 

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 - I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912 By Lauren Tarshis-pdfread.net.pdf

You can read on Bug Club or read a book from home. If you want to read a book about the Titanic, then continue reading this book online. Have fun!

 

Daily Times Table

There is a daily times table challenge. You can earn extra coins from the Year 6 team!

 

 

PE

 

Sports Coaching Group have been working hard to create a mixed offer of PE for schools and their children whether children are in school or at home.

Please find attached your first 2 weeks of PE at home plans, the aim of these sessions is to get you active at home using little to no equipment. We will send you more plans as we recieve them.

 

YoutubeLive

 

Monday was the first YoutubeLive session. SCG are committed to running live PE sessions every weekday at 10am with various Sports Coaching Group coaches as well as their mascot Tommy the Tiger.

 

Parents can subscribe to the Youtube channel where children and parents can join live daily sessions from 10am or if you cannot make 10am the videos will all be stored and available for use at a time that suits you. The link for the Sports Coaching Group Channel is below, all videos will appear here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxD71XzX5GpnxXDMvwEs-A

SCG will be encouraging engagement throughout the session through adding comments, to add comments to the video you must be subscribed to the Sports Coaching Group channel and to do this, please click ‘subscribe’.

Virtual-PE-week-2.docx

Tuesday – Challenge Day 

https://youtu.be/UDzHICSf2xs

Music

Daily Big Sing:

Tuesday 19 Jan: https://youtu.be/k2LCa1IxJZE

Wednesday 20 Jan: https://youtu.be/eRz7_834Elk

Thursday 21 Jan: https://youtu.be/-NjVG7pHRuE

Friday 22 Jan: https://youtu.be/yxoLDRqmOng


'Music @ home' videos:

KS2: https://youtu.be/j7E4vGTdMs0


Songwriting Competition:

Don't forget that for all your budding composers, the Love Music Trust is delighted to announce the launch of their songwriting competition for pupils in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. For further information and some helpful 'how to' videos, please go to https://www.lovemusictrust.com/songwriting-competition.

 

Art

(Suggested time 30 mins)

Later on this week you will be writing your own Selfish Giant story.

 

In preparation for this write-up, we would like you to tea/coffee-stain some paper at home.

 

If you are planning to type your work or to write straight into a book, then you don’t need to do this task.

 

If you are not staining your paper, then have a look at the pictures below and choose one to copy. You can choose any method to recreate the image: paint, sketch, collage.

 

selfish-giant-pics.docx

Live Lessons

Times:

10:45 - 11:15

and

14:00 - 14:30

Information to follow

Today:

6W - Focus: Geography

6V - Focus: Art (not Giant related)

Vid 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrG33P1lwdI&t=9s

Vid 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TXEZ4tP06c&t=196s

Vid 3 harder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqeuQF1qpvQ&t=676s

Send pictures to y6@wistaston.cheshire.sch.uk

Top-tip for the live sessions:

Please follow the link that was sent out on the letters (via email) from Friday and please have the ID and password to hand (which was sent out via email on Monday) if you need it. 

 

Live session support for Geography task for 6W

(6V will only need this later in the week)

Journey of a river:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIK3bgjiEEk

BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zb39jxs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7w8pg8

Geography Powerpoint from today:

Geography-2.ppt

Remote Learning Wednesday

Daily learning grid for Year 6 Wednesday 20th January 2021

Maths Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Session Aim: Percentages of (3)

 

Watch the percentages videos (if needed) following the link below.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/spring-week-3-number-percentages/

 

Next, log onto Active Learn using your Bug club login. 

Rather than Bug Club, click onto Power Maths. 

Work through the text pages set (56-59) and complete any questions on these pages.

 

Now, complete pages 41-43 in your Power Maths book 6B. Please remember to use your pencil in your Power Maths book!

 

*As an extra challenge complete the Maths activity set for you on Sumdog which is based on percentages.

 

English Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Lesson Aim:

To create your own story plan to write a retelling of the classic narrative

 

Subject knowledge for parents:

The Pathways to Write Feature Keys are the tools that the children should follow for good structure, vocabulary, and manipulating sentences and tense.

 

Open the PowerPoint and follow the instructions.

Session-12.pptx

 

You will need this to help you:

Planning-grid.docx

Here are the pictures to help you:

selfish-giant-pics.docx

 

Weekly Spelling

 

Log on to Spelling shed for this week’s challenge (an assignment) focussing on the words with long /e/ sound spelt 'ie' or 'ei'

.

Daily Reading

 

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 - I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912 By Lauren Tarshis-pdfread.net.pdf

You can read on Bug Club or read a book from home. If you want to read a book about the Titanic, then continue reading this book online. Have fun!

 

Daily Times Table

There is a daily percentages challenge. You can earn extra coins from the Year 6 team!

 

 

PE

 

Sports Coaching Group have been working hard to create a mixed offer of PE for schools and their children whether children are in school or at home.

Please find attached your first 2 weeks of PE at home plans, the aim of these sessions is to get you active at home using little to no equipment. We will send you more plans as we recieve them.

 

YoutubeLive

 

Monday was the first YoutubeLive session. SCG are committed to running live PE sessions every weekday at 10am with various Sports Coaching Group coaches as well as their mascot Tommy the Tiger.

 

Parents can subscribe to the Youtube channel where children and parents can join live daily sessions from 10am or if you cannot make 10am the videos will all be stored and available for use at a time that suits you. The link for the Sports Coaching Group Channel is below, all videos will appear here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxD71XzX5GpnxXDMvwEs-A

SCG will be encouraging engagement throughout the session through adding comments, to add comments to the video you must be subscribed to the Sports Coaching Group channel and to do this, please click ‘subscribe’.

Virtual-PE-week-2.docx

Wednesday - Fundamental Fun  

https://youtu.be/l-6SOrzGj-U

Music

Daily Big Sing:

Wednesday 20 Jan: https://youtu.be/eRz7_834Elk

Thursday 21 Jan: https://youtu.be/-NjVG7pHRuE

Friday 22 Jan: https://youtu.be/yxoLDRqmOng


'Music @ home' videos:

KS2: https://youtu.be/j7E4vGTdMs0


Songwriting Competition:

Don't forget that for all your budding composers, the Love Music Trust is delighted to announce the launch of their songwriting competition for pupils in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. For further information and some helpful 'how to' videos, please go to https://www.lovemusictrust.com/songwriting-competition.

 

Topic: History

(Suggested time 1 hr)

AIM: To recognise primary and secondary sources and consider their reliability

 

Consider how the statement that the Titanic was unsinkable was tragically very wrong. 

 

This is explained below:

 

It was said that the builders and owners of Titanic claimed she was “unsinkable”.  The claim actually made was that she was “practically unsinkable” close enough, but nevertheless an unfortunate statement and one which haunted both builder and owner for years.  

 

Paul Louden-Brown, Titanic: Sinking the Myths www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwone/titanic_01.shtml

 

Consider the difference between ‘unsinkable’ and ‘practically unsinkable’. 

 

Consider how one of the following groups of people would have felt about the claim after the tragedy: 

 

Survivors;

Relatives of the dead

Owners;

Builders

 

Now write a paragraph comparing two different groups responses to the claim (e.g. relative’s feelings compared to the owners).

 

Live Lessons

 

NO LIVE LESSONS TODAY – THERE ARE TWO TOMORROW

Remote Learning Thursday

Daily learning grid for Year 6 Thursday 21st  January 2021

Maths Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Session Aim: Percentages of (4)

 

Watch the percentages videos (if needed) following the link below.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/spring-week-3-number-percentages/

 

Next, log onto Active Learn using your Bug club login. 

Rather than Bug Club, click onto Power Maths. 

Work through the text pages set (60-63) and complete any questions on these pages.

 

Now, complete pages 44-46 in your Power Maths book 6B. Please remember to use your pencil in your Power Maths book!

 

*As an extra challenge complete the Maths activity set for you on Sumdog which is based on percentages.

 

English Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Lesson Aim:

To write a retelling of ‘The Selfish Giant’ in the style of a classic narrative.

 

Subject knowledge for parents:

The Pathways to Write Feature Keys are the tools that the children should follow for good structure, vocabulary, and manipulating sentences and tense.

 

The Pathways to Write Mastery Keys are the tools that the children should follow to attempt to meet the year group national curriculum expectations.

 

Open the PowerPoint and follow the instructions.

Session-13.pptx

 

You may need your tea-stained paper to write on (Monday’s art lesson)

 

 

 

Weekly Spelling

 

Log on to Spelling shed for this week’s challenge (an assignment) focussing on the words with long /e/ sound spelt 'ie' or 'ei'

.

Daily Reading

 

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 - I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912 By Lauren Tarshis-pdfread.net.pdf

You can read on Bug Club or read a book from home. If you want to read a book about the Titanic, then continue reading this book online. Have fun!

 

Daily Times Table

There is a daily percentages challenge. You can earn extra coins from the Year 6 team!

 

 

PE

 

Sports Coaching Group have been working hard to create a mixed offer of PE for schools and their children whether children are in school or at home.

Please find attached your first 2 weeks of PE at home plans, the aim of these sessions is to get you active at home using little to no equipment. We will send you more plans as we recieve them.

 

YoutubeLive

 

Monday was the first YoutubeLive session. SCG are committed to running live PE sessions every weekday at 10am with various Sports Coaching Group coaches as well as their mascot Tommy the Tiger.

 

Parents can subscribe to the Youtube channel where children and parents can join live daily sessions from 10am or if you cannot make 10am the videos will all be stored and available for use at a time that suits you. The link for the Sports Coaching Group Channel is below, all videos will appear here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxD71XzX5GpnxXDMvwEs-A

SCG will be encouraging engagement throughout the session through adding comments, to add comments to the video you must be subscribed to the Sports Coaching Group channel and to do this, please click ‘subscribe’.

Virtual-PE-week-2.docx

 

Music

Daily Big Sing:

Thursday 21 Jan: https://youtu.be/-NjVG7pHRuE

Friday 22 Jan: https://youtu.be/yxoLDRqmOng


'Music @ home' videos:

KS2: https://youtu.be/j7E4vGTdMs0


Songwriting Competition:

Don't forget that for all your budding composers, the Love Music Trust is delighted to announce the launch of their songwriting competition for pupils in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. For further information and some helpful 'how to' videos, please go to https://www.lovemusictrust.com/songwriting-competition.

 

French

(Suggested time 1hr)

Aim: To show how verbs change depending on the subject.

 

In this lesson, you will begin to understand basic grammar appropriate to the French language and how to apply these in the context of talking about where people live.

 

Read through the PowerPoint below:

Lesson-Presentation-Who-Lives-Where.pptx

 

Remember to click on the play buttons to hear the French speaker.

When you are finished, complete the task below:

Activity-Sheet-Who-Lives-Where.doc

 

 

 

Today’s two 30 minute live sessions are at:

 

11:30am

 

and

 

2:30pm

 

Hope to see you all there!

Information to follow

Today:

6W - Focus: DT - Titanic

6V - Focus: Geography

Top-tip for the live sessions:

Please follow the link that was sent out on the letters (via email) from Friday and please have the ID and password to hand (which was sent out via email on Monday) if you need it. 

 

 

Remote Learning Friday

Daily learning grid for Year 6 Friday 22nd  January 2021

 

Happy Birthday to a young man in 6W – 11 today!

Maths Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Session Aim: Finding missing values

 

Watch the percentages videos (if needed) following the link below.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/spring-week-3-number-percentages/

 

Next, log onto Active Learn using your Bug club login. 

Rather than Bug Club, click onto Power Maths. 

Work through the text pages set (64-67) and complete any questions on these pages.

 

Now, complete pages 47-49 in your Power Maths book 6B. Please remember to use your pencil in your Power Maths book!

 

*As an extra challenge complete the Maths activity set for you on Sumdog which is based on percentages.

 

English Task

(suggested time 1hr)

Lesson Aim:

To write a retelling of ‘The Selfish Giant’ in the style of a classic narrative.

 

Subject knowledge for parents:

The Pathways to Write Feature Keys are the tools that the children should follow for good structure, vocabulary, and manipulating sentences and tense.

 

The Pathways to Write Mastery Keys are the tools that the children should follow to attempt to meet the year group national curriculum expectations.

 

Open the PowerPoint and follow the instructions.

 

Session-14.pptx

 

Weekly Spelling

 

Log on to Spelling shed for this week’s challenge (an assignment) focussing on the words with long /e/ sound spelt 'ie' or 'ei'

.

Daily Reading

 

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 - I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912 By Lauren Tarshis-pdfread.net.pdf

You can read on Bug Club or read a book from home. If you want to read a book about the Titanic, then continue reading this book online. Have fun!

 

Daily Times Table

There is a daily percentages challenge. You can earn extra coins from the Year 6 team!

 

 

PE

 

Sports Coaching Group have been working hard to create a mixed offer of PE for schools and their children whether children are in school or at home.

Please find attached your first 2 weeks of PE at home plans, the aim of these sessions is to get you active at home using little to no equipment. We will send you more plans as we recieve them.

 

YoutubeLive

 

Monday was the first YoutubeLive session. SCG are committed to running live PE sessions every weekday at 10am with various Sports Coaching Group coaches as well as their mascot Tommy the Tiger.

 

Parents can subscribe to the Youtube channel where children and parents can join live daily sessions from 10am or if you cannot make 10am the videos will all be stored and available for use at a time that suits you. The link for the Sports Coaching Group Channel is below, all videos will appear here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxD71XzX5GpnxXDMvwEs-A

SCG will be encouraging engagement throughout the session through adding comments, to add comments to the video you must be subscribed to the Sports Coaching Group channel and to do this, please click ‘subscribe’.

Virtual-PE-week-2.docx

 

Music

Daily Big Sing:

Friday 22 Jan: https://youtu.be/yxoLDRqmOng


'Music @ home' videos:

KS2: https://youtu.be/j7E4vGTdMs0


Songwriting Competition:

Don't forget that for all your budding composers, the Love Music Trust is delighted to announce the launch of their songwriting competition for pupils in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. For further information and some helpful 'how to' videos, please go to https://www.lovemusictrust.com/songwriting-competition.

 

RE

(Suggested time 1hr)

RE Lesson 2 - Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was
born?

Follow the reading and activities in the Powerpoint below.

Aut-2-Lesson-2.pptx

 

 

 

Today’s two 30 minute live sessions are at:

 

11:30am

 

and

 

2:30pm

 

Hope to see you all there!

Information to follow

Today:

6V - Focus: DT - Titanic

6W - Focus:

Top-tip for the live sessions:

Please follow the link that was sent out on the letters (via email) from Friday and please have the ID and password to hand (which was sent out via email on Monday) if you need it. 

Spellings

Year 6 Weekly spellings. 

These are given out on a Wednesday and the test is the following Wednesday (unless an unexpected change occurs).


 

Homework

Year 6 Homework

At the moment, the Year 6 homework is very similar each week. It is always set on a Friday and is completed by 8am on the following Wednesday.

Bug Club

The children will be set one of the following tasks to do:

1. Answer 6 bugs from any book in their book band

2. Answer 6 bugs from a set text that has been allocated to the children by the class teacher

The specific task will be explicit in their planner labels. These labels are given out each week to each child and they are asked to stick them into their planner.

The children have been using Bug Club for over a year and are familiar with the format of Bug Club but we have done a whole class demo to make sure that everyone is savvy with the way it works. 

To answer a bug, the children read the text and then click on a bug (with its eyes open) and when the child has answered the bug, its eyes will close. This means it is complete.

Some children have experienced problems with logging into Bug Club. All accounts have been checked in class and all open correctly. If there is an issue at home please check the following:

1. Make sure the login details are correct - they should be in the planner

2. Clear the cookies on the computer and try again

3. Try using a different browser (e.g. try Chrome if you are trying to log on in Internet Edge)

Sumdog

The children are set 50 questions. These will either be as competitions, contests, or assessments. The questions are set on the type of maths we have been learning about in school. 

There does not seem to be an issue with logging on to Sumdog, but if you have any issues, try the steps above to see if they are resolved.

Spellings

Spellings are given out on a Wednesday and the children are tested the following Wednesday. The spellings we use are mapped in the school spelling curriculum and we may revisit some of them over the year to embed them.

Completing the work

To prepare the children for the demands of high school, homework is monitored by the class teachers each week.

To reward children for completing homework and learning spellings, there are lots of positive reinforcements in place to encourage them to make positive choices.

We will also let you know if your child has not completed their homework so that you are kept in the loop.

Thank you for your support.