Welcome to Year 6

This time of year we normally take group photographs and in an extraordinary year we feel it particularly important to remember our friends and classmates so we have produced class photos in a unique format this year.

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Regards
David Shilling

Example group photograph

School Closure Updates

Hello Year 6,

We are looking forward to seeing you next week. Please see the photos below showing you what the classrooms will look like and where to line up in the morning.


Bubble B & D classroom

Bubble A & C classroom

9th June – Parent information letter from St.Wilfrid’s

8th June 2020

Hello again Year 6! We hope you have had a lovely weekend. Starting from Monday 8th June, you will need to log in to the Y6 Google Classroom to complete your work for the week. A newsletter has been sent to your parents with instructions to help you to do this. We will set new work each week for you to do and you will be able to hand in your work to your teachers. We are really excited to get started with this and to receive some fantastic work from you. We have really missed you – see you back in class.
Mrs Devine, Mrs Welsh and Mrs Mackley

Maths

Complete a My Maths homework each day, five new homework tasks will be allocated weekly, please ensure you read through the lesson first to help you to revise the objective before attempting the task. I will be able to see who has completed each homework and keep track of your results – well done to those children who have completed all tasks so far!

Maths Topics Week Commencing 08.06.20

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Introducing improper and mixed fractions
  • Improper and mixed fractions
  • Ordering and simplifying fractions

My Maths

This week I would also like you to have a go at an nRich reasoning activity which is a great practical way to help you to visualise equivalent fractions and mixed numbers – all you need is some paper and a pair of scissors.

nRich – Fraction Addition

nRich – Fraction Subtraction

There are also some excellent lessons and activities on the BBC Bitesize website on Fractions, take a look!

BBC Bitesize – Fractions

Mrs Mackley

English w/b June 8th

The lessons for this week focus on character descriptions.

Monday

Read an extract from the book Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith

Comprehension skill – comparing similarities and differences both within and between texts.

Comparing involves looking at more than one thing.  When answering a comparison question you need to think about the two or more things you are comparing.

Watch the Oak National Academy video to see strategies to use when comparing things.  Remember to comment on both things in your answer.

Independent Task

Spellings this week – ei words

Click here to see the list. You can practise them on Spelling Shed

Tuesday

Read a second extract from the book – Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith.

Watch the Oak National Academy video for Tuesday’s lesson to see which strategies to use.

Independent Task

  • Answer the reading comprehension questions about text extract 2 from the book – Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith

Wednesday

Watch Wednesday’s Oak National Academy lesson up to the independent work part.
Independent Work:
Task 1 – Read the example character description and work out which key features the missing boxes
represent.
Task 2 – Answer the questions to show you have understood the character description.

Spag.com work for this week
– Parenthesis and commas (B)
– Semi-colons and colons (B)

Thursday 11th June

Watch Thursday’s lesson on the Oak National Academy to learn about colons and semi-colons. Use what you have learnt to help you to complete the tasks below.

Colons and semicolons worksheet

Friday 12th June

Watch Friday’s lesson from the Oak National Academy. Plan and write a character description for a character you will use in next week’s story writing unit.

Character Description Task

Don’t forget to complete your spelling test – good luck!

1st June 2020

Y6 English Work  (01/06 – 05/06)

Reading

* Minimum of 30 minutes reading every day.  Please try to quiz on Accelerated Reader at least once every two weeks

 

Please complete the following daily English lessons on the Oak National Academy website (Week 6 June 1st – June 5th ).

 

Monday

Reading Comprehension

Today you will read an extract from ‘The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop – by Clare Balding’ and then answer some fact retrieval questions.

 

  • Fact Retrieval Questions – Read the question carefully and work out what information you are trying to find. Identify the key words in the question and then skim and scan the text to find them or synonyms of them.

 

 

Spellings to learn this week – You can practise them on Spelling Shed

Changing adjectives to nouns

  • Innocent
  • Innocence
  • Confident
  • Confidence

(change the t to ce)

  • Decent
  • Decency
  • Frequent
  • Frequency

(change the t to cy)

 

Tuesday

 

Reading Comprehension

Today you will read an extract from ‘The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop – by Clare Balding’ and then answer some inference questions.

 

Inference Questions

  • Use what you have read to come to a conclusion.
  • Form an opinion by reading between the lines.
  • Provide evidence from the text to back up points where appropriate
  • Point + evidence
  • Point + explanation

 

Wednesday

Today you will look at an example letter of complaint and identify key features in preparation for writing your own letter of complaint.

 

Task 1

  • Read the example letter of complaint.
  • Label the structural features identified.

Task 2

  • Label the grammatical features that have been identified in the text.

 

Purpose of a letter of complaint

  • Usually written to an individual or a company to complain about an item or experience that you felt was not good enough or not as you expected.
  • It is usually a formal piece of writing and must be firm but polite.

Key structural features of a letter of complaint

Address

The writer’s address for a reply and the address of the recipient.

Date

Date to show when the letter was written.

Salutation

A greeting at the start of the letter.  Most commonly Dear … or To…

Valediction

An expression used to end a letter.

Paragraphs

Use paragraphs to separate ideas.

Introduction and closing

Introduce the content of the letter.

Close the content of the letter.

Key grammatical features of a letter of complaint

First Person

You are writing about your own personal experience.

Formal

Letters of complaint are generally written in a formal manner due to the situation and not necessarily knowing the recipient.

Firm but polite

Letters of complaint need to be firm but polite.  A rude letter is less likely to receive a reply or a solution to the problems.

Range of clause structures

Using a range of clause structures allows you to expand on the issues and provide evidence and reasoning to support your view.

Range of punctuation

A letter without the correct use of formal language is likely to be rejected or ignored. Sentences need to make sense and be understood by the recipient.  Rhetorical questions can be used to gain support from the reader.

 

Thursday

Please complete the following activities on Spag.com

  • Relative clauses
  • Subordinate clauses and conjunctions (A)
  • Parenthesis and commas (A)

Today you will investigate how we can use a range of clause structures effectively when writing a letter of complaint.

Independent Task

  1. Identify the main clauses
  2. Identify the subordinate clauses
  3. Identify the relative clauses
  4. Write 5 sentences of your own which could fit into your letter of complaint which include a subordinate and/or a relative clause.

Main clause – a group of words that contains a verb and a subject which makes sense on its own.

I like burgers.

Compound sentences – two main clauses joined by a co-ordinating conjunction (FANBOYS)

I like burgers but I don’t like hotdogs.

Complex sentences – A main clause and a subordinate clause joined together by a conjunction.

A subordinate clause A clause which adds detail or information to a main clause. It contains a subject and a verb, but it is dependent on the main clause because it cannot make sense on its own.

Even though it was getting dark, Eleanor wanted to go for a run.

A relative clause – is a type of subordinate clause as it has a subject and a verb but cannot stand alone in a sentence. A relative clause gives additional information about a noun.

I don’t want to stand next to the man who is taller than me.

Friday

Task

Today you will write a letter of complaint.

Think about a place you visited and what could have gone wrong or an item you have bought that was not as expected.

Write a list of three issues with the experience to use as the main content for your letter.

Write a letter of complaint.  Remember to be firm but polite.

Maths

Complete a My Maths homework each day, new homework tasks will be allocated daily, please ensure you read through the lesson first to help you to revise the objective before attempting the task. I will be able to see who has completed each homework and keep track of your results – well done to those children who have completed all tasks so far!

Maths Topics Week Commencing 01.06.20

  • Equivalent fractions
  • Equivalent fractions 2
  • Equivalent fractions 3
  • Comparing fractions
  • Comparing scalable fractions

Mrs Mackley

My Maths

25th May 2020

Well done to those of you who have completed the online work I set for this week – I am seeing some fantastic efforts. It is half term this week so I think you deserve a rest.  I hope we have some lovely sunny weather for you to enjoy with your families.  I will put some new work up for you on Monday 1st June.

18th May 2020

Y6 English Work  (18/05 – 22/05)

Reading

* Minimum of 30 minutes reading every day.  Please try to quiz on Accelerated Reader at least once every two weeks

Please complete the daily English lessons on the Oak National Academy website (Week 5 May 18th – May 22nd).

This week, the focus is on writing a diary entry which is a form of a recount.  You will read some extracts from Skellig – a book written by a local author called David Almond.  You will use these extracts as a stimulus for writing a diary entry at the end of the week. You will also look at examples of diary entries to identify the purpose and features of this type of writing and you will consider the layout and vocabulary choices used by the author.

Reading Comprehension

  • Language questions – looking at the language the author uses and consider what they are suggesting through their choice of vocabulary.  Think about what the author is trying to achieve by using this technique.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Key structural features of a diary entry

  • Date – tells the reader when the diary was written
  • Greeting – generally, an entry begins with a greeting to the diary
  • Before the day begins – enables writer to express emotions about how the day will turn out, what might happen or what you dreamt in the night
  • Before the day ends – Gives the writer the opportunity to summarise the events of their day, relate to emotions from the morning and look forward to the future.

Key grammatical features of a diary entry

  • Written in first person
  • Informal style – conversational language, use of contractions, question tags at the end of a sentence
  • Range of tenses – mainly past tense, but may have elements of present and future tense

Spellings – Practise these on Spelling Shed

-tion words

anticiption                                           toleration

observation                                          participation

expectation                                          conversation

hesitation                                             condensation

Please complete the following activities:

Spag.com

  • Hyphens, dashes and bullet points (B)
  • Formal and informal (A)

You could also try these games on Spelling & Grammar Bug

  • -tion, -sion and –cian
  • Formal language
  • Perfect verb forms

Writing

Think back to the extract from the start of the unit. Write a diary entry as if you are Michael and you are heading back into the garage to see the man.

Alternatively, you could choose to write a diary entry to reflect upon an important event for a character in the book that you are currently reading.

Don’t forget to reveal the character’s thoughts and feelings through your diary entry.

Maths

Complete a My Maths homework each day, 5 new homework tasks will be allocated each week, please ensure you read through the lesson first to help you to revise the objective before attempting the task. I will be able to see who has completed each homework and will be keeping track of your results – well done to those children who have completed all tasks so far!

Maths Topics Week Commencing 18.05.20  – All about Angles

  • Angles 1 and 2 – Year 3 Revision
  • Angles 3 and 4 – Year 5 Revision
  • Angles Sums – Year 6

My Maths

20th April, 2020

Dear Parents and Children,

We hope you and your families are all well and that you enjoyed some time relaxing over the Easter holidays.  We are missing you all and very much hope that we can all get back to school soon.  In the meantime, we want to make sure that you continue to build on all of your super efforts from this year so far, so we have provided some work for you to have a go at at home.  Please try really hard to do some work every school day as this will help you to keep making progress with your learning.

 

English

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day and keep up to date with your quizzing on Accelerated Reader.  Well done to those of you who have already completed some quizzes – I am seeing some excellent scores.

Accelerated Reader

Please complete the daily English lessons on the Oak Academy website.  I have added the link below.

I will add a spag.com quiz weekly to link with the lessons for that week.

 

If you would like to have a go at some further work for English, please visit the BBC Bitesize daily website and try some of their activities

Maths

Complete a My Maths homework each day, 5 new homework tasks will be allocated each week, please ensure you read through the lesson first to help you to revise the objective before attempting the task. I will be able to see who has completed each homework and will be keeping track of your results – well done to those children who have completed all tasks so far!

My Maths

Also aim to complete a game from the Active Learn website, all games linked to the Y6 Curriculum have been added to your accounts, you can choose in which order you complete the games but please ensure you complete bronze, silver and gold.

Active Learn

Practice your times tables regularly using the Times Tables Rock Stars website.

Times Tables Rock Stars

If you would like to have a go at some further work for Maths, please visit the BBC Bitesize daily website and try some of their activities

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Foundation Subjects

You will find some great ideas for lessons you can try in other curriculum areas too.  Give yourself a challenge and learn something new today.

Oak Academy Website

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you all soon.  Happy learning.

Mrs Devine, Mrs Welsh and Mrs Mackley

Reading Letter – 2nd April 2020



Useful Links

Here you will find some useful websites

MATHS

Active Learn

My Maths

Times Tables Rock Stars

ENGLISH

Accelerated Reader

Spag.com

Spelling Shed

Spelling and Grammar Bug

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

real PE – At home programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together,

Jumpstart Johnny

Uk safer Internet with lots of useful tips click here

Very useful site for SATS revision  click here