Year 6


WELCOME TO YEAR 6

6th April 2020

Welcome back my wonderful year 6 – I haven’t received any photos today, but I know that Harriet, Beth, Alice, Liam and Abi have all been really busy on IXL.  Harriet has been working on graphs and co-ordinates, and even managed to fit in a bit of work on similes.  Abi has been viewing verbs, Alice has been studying sentences, Liam has been learning year 8 multiplication, division and percentages (WOW), and Beth has been brainy about year 9 base plans.

As it’s Easter, and everyone else is probably outside  enjoying the sunshine, I’m giving each of you a Curly Wurly (fortunately, I’ve got a pack of 5).

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Stay happy and safe Easter chicks

Dear parents,

By now you will have all received an invitation to join Class Dojo, which we will be using as our main method of communication. If you require further information about Class Dojo, including privacy setting, please see the link below.

http://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/privacy/?redirect=true#what-is-classdojo

Kind regards

Miss De Ste Croix (6.4.20)

5th April 2020

Jamie has been working so hard on IXL this week – he has absolutely thrashed Max, but has he done enough to make our top 5 and win that Curly Wurly?

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Kate has been up to so much since we last saw her.  Here she is digging a pond to keep up her PE lessons, and painting a new fish on her wall to develop her art work.

These look absolutely amazing Kate - you are so talented!

These look absolutely amazing Kate – you are so talented!

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And this is her fabulous book about a made-up animal – it is outstanding Kate – you always aim for the stars, and always seem to reach them!

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IXL

Our winner today is Beth, who has worked on IXL almost every day, and has covered both maths and grammar skills – brilliant work Beth!

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Reuben was just 9 questions behind – well done for doing lots of work on multiplication and division Reuben (and for keeping away from Reception questions).

A special mention to Harriet – she has worked on IXL every single day this week, and this weekend has been working on relative pronouns and prefixes.  Here’s a Squiggle for your brilliant effort Harriet….

JUST FOR YOU HARRIET!

JUST FOR YOU HARRIET!

And now for our top 5 (drum roll)…….

At 5 is…..

the supersonic sum-answerer Sam – those slippers sure have had an impact Sam!

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At 4 is …..

the amazingly awesome  Alice!

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At 3 is …..

the remarkable Reception-hogger Reuben!

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At 2 is……..

the bedazzingly brilliant Beth!

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And at number 1 is……..

our hard-working heroine Harriet – you are on fire Harriet – amazing effort!

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Massive apologies for not keeping up-to-date with IXL and the website – I’ve had a few emergencies to deal with, but now I’m totally focused on you – my wonderful year 6 class.  I’ll be uploading your photos and stories every day over Easter, and I’ll be announcing daily IXL winners too.

Stay safe and sunny everyone!

Take care

Miss Deebank

2nd April 2020

COME ON YEAR 6 –  WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SHOW HOW BRILLIANT WE ARE IN SATS, BUT MAKE SURE WE TOP THE TT ROCKSTARS TABLE – YEAR 5 ARE THRASHING US AT THE MOMENT – THIS IS THE TIME TO SHOW YOUR EXCELLENCE – THAT INCLUDES YOU TOO ALEXA!

Here is Sam celebrating last week’s success on IXL by drinking a nice, hot cuppa whilst practising non-stop on TT Rockstars – those slippers certainly make you work hard Sam – maybe you could get a black pair for High School!

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Sam also did one of the 10 minute challenges on Authorfy – he had to use plastic from around the house to make a monster.  He calls it ‘Razorwing’ because it is a bird with razor-sharp teeth.

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Meanwhile, over at the Stamp household, Olivia has been keeping very fit – training for the next Olympics – do your Supersonic Slippers give you the power to do this Sam?

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And she’s also been working hard to make us all feel a bit sunnier (as usual) – you are an inspiration to us all Olivia!

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Alexa did over 2000 questions on TT Rockstars yesterday, and then she went on to study the Great Plague (no, not Charlie – the Great Plague of the Middle Ages).

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IXL

Our current leader is Reuben (although I noticed that he has done quite a bit of Reception level shape work this week, so I might have to ask Mrs Ogrodnyk to make up a special pack of worksheets for him to work through before he goes to High School ).  I’ll announce our winner at 7pm this evening – KEEP OFF Reception Reuben!

31st March 2020

JOURNALS

Hi everyone

I’m hoping that some of you have started your journals now – they should be like diaries where you keep a record of what you’ve been up to, as well as your thoughts and feelings at this unprecedented time in our history.  Remember – future generations could use your writing to find out what really happened – it could become a real historical document, so use words, pictures and photos to make it really reflect you and your life.  I’ve found this link to some famous diary texts to give you some ideas for your own writing:

DIARY WRITING TEXTS#

 

Liam completing lots of year 6 and 7 work on IXL

Liam completing lots of year 6 and 7 work on IXL

The next Salah!

The next Salah!

Bromley – this report on Arctic Foxes is absolutely brilliant – the best you’ve ever done! How did you keep still long enough?

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Bromley working really hard on his Arctic Fox report - brilliant work Bromley!

Bromley working really hard on his Arctic Fox report – brilliant work Bromley!

Alice's Antony Gormley report - absolutely brilliant Alice - your cover is stunning!

Alice’s Antony Gormley report – absolutely brilliant Alice – your cover is stunning!

30th March 2020

Alexa taking part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE lesson then working hard… honest!

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29th March 2020

TOP OF THE ROCKS..TOP OF THE ROCKS..TOP OF THE ROCKS..TOP OF THE ROCKS..

The second  TT Rockstars ‘Top of the Rocks’ competition against St Peter’s and St Andrew’s is taking place next week.  Colwich came out champions in the first competition, and we have no intention of relinquishing our title this time around, so COME ON YEAR 6 – log in to Rockstars (Monday 9am to Thursday 6:30pm) and do your bit to keep our crown.

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I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine.  Alexa has been busy creating a booklet about a make-believe animal called the ‘Otterpus’

Wonderful artwork Alexa - maybe you could scan this and re-create using the art tablet.

Wonderful artwork Alexa – maybe you could scan this and re-create it using the art tablet

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IXL

WOW Year 6 – you have now completed over 146,000 questions, and our Curly Wurly winner today is Alexa

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Since her shameful defeat to Miss Wilde, she has been on fire, and has completed over 1300 question this week.

The 5 pupils on the leader board are (drum roll)…..

REUBEN

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HARRIET

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ALEXA

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BETH

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and OLIVIA F

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You are all totally incredible, and I miss you all.  Keep safe and sunny next week guys.

27th March 2020

Boys – you have been absolute IXL wonders today!  How come you didn’t work this hard at school?

Max trying to beat Jamie on IXL

Max aiming high on IXL

And aiming high with his bow and arrow - let's hope it's a tree he's aiming at and not his little brother

And aiming even higher with his bow and arrow – let’s hope it’s a tree he’s aiming at and not his little brother!

Sam trying his hardest to defeat the Awesomely Amazing Alexa on IXL

Sam trying his hardest to defeat the Awesomely Amazing Alexa on IXL

And then doing some pretty amazing arithmetic - love the slippers Sam!

And then doing some pretty amazing arithmetic – love the slippers Sam!

Even Will has been on IXL today.

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However Will, Alexa noticed that you had only done 15 mins rather than 20, so you are in big trouble with her next time she sees you – be VERY afraid!

Alexa's epic save (or was it Charlie's epic fail?)

Alexa’s epic save (or was it Charlie’s epic fail?)

Cheeky back heel

Cheeky back heel!

Magnums in the sunshine

Magnums in the sunshine

IXL

We put IXL up on the big screen today so that we could feel like a whole class again.  At different times we noticed that Will, Bea, Jamie, Liam, Reuben, Evie, Lucy, Olivia S, Sam and Abi were all working alongside us (we might have missed you if you were on IXL whilst Alexa was busy munching on her Magnum).  Sam and Alexa were neck and neck for a while – both working on shape and graphs – but Alexa surged ahead towards the end of the day – she chose to eat another Magnum rather than a virtual Curly Wurly, so we’ll award that to you Sam……

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IXL Queen (but still Rockstar loser)

IXL Queen (but still Rockstar loser)

26th March 2020

BE PART OF HISTORY

The situation that we are in at the moment is so unprecedented and unique that it will probably be studied in history lessons in the future – like we study ‘The Great Fire of London’ or ‘The World Wars’.  This means that every one of you will become part of our country’s history.  Earlier this week, I asked you to start writing a journal about your experiences over the next few weeks or months.  I can’t emphasise how important it is for you to do this as your journals and pictures (and even this website) will become primary sources of evidence for students in the future – they will use your actual words to find out what life was like during the Coronavirus Crisis.  So become a real part of history and tell your story for the students of the future.

Become part of our history

Become part of our history

IXL

Abi wins her second curly wurly of the week

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Sam, you put in an amazing effort today, learning about Y7 angles and shapes, and you almost overtook Abi – so near, yet so far!  Will tomorrow be your lucky day?   Alexa is a close 3rd – she has been doing lots of work on Y6 fractions and graphs.  Will she be the Curly Wurly Queen tomorrow – she certainly needs to make up for the embarrassment of losing to Miss Wilde on Rockstars today.

Keep up the great work Year 6 – remember that IXL is brilliant for making things stick.  Keep working through Y6, and then start on Y7 (Alexa, you might want to take a look at Y4 times tables).

Alexa is so desperate to win a curly wurly that she’s made her own

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Today was a very sad day for Year 6 – Alexa challenged Miss Wilde on Rockstars

AND SHE LOST !!!!!!!

Miss Wilde says she is willing to take on anyone (even Kate) – Year 6, you need to regain our pride and honour asap, so challenge Miss Wilde …….there’s not a moment to lose……DO IT NOW!

Alexa's twiggy bungalow

Alexa’s twiggy bungalow

Alexa unsuccessfully taking on Miss Wilde at Rock Stars

Alexa unsuccessfully taking on Miss Wilde at Rockstars

25th March 2020

Amazing work on IXL Year 6 – you have now passed 142,000 questions (can we reach our 1,000,000 target do you think?).

Abi is our winner today – she has been working on Phrases and Clauses, and Lowest Common Multiples.  Jamie – you almost beat her – your percentages and nouns must be perfect now – I bet you could even teach Max a thing or two.  Sam was third – he’s been doing loads of Year 7 work and is totally going to impress his new High School teachers with his amazing maths skills.

Remember to send me pictures of you and your work and I’ll post them up.

Miss you all – Miss Deebank x

Today's Winner is Abi Urban (25.3.2020)

Today’s IXL Curly Wurly Winner is Abi Urban (25.3.2020)

Year 6 Face Time chat 25.3.2020

Year 6 Face Time chat 25.3.2020

Evie and Lily keeping fit with Joe Wicks 24.3.2020.

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Evie working on her digital art 24.3.2020

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SPRING TERM INFORMATION

Spring Curriculum Map

 

AUTUMN TERM INFORMATION

War and Remembrance 2019 Parent Newsletter

AUTUMN 2 HOMEWORK ACTIVITY SHEET (enrichment activities)

WEEKLY HOMEWORK AUTUMN

IMG_7347 BOOK FAIR 2019

 

REVISION

MATHS

Ninjas

KS2–Problem of the Day with You Tube

KS2-Problem-of-the-Day-with-answers

KS2 Maths SATs Ultimate Organiser 2019 Reasoning

(password is hexagon6)

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/sbc/

https://uk.ixl.com/math/

myminimaths

 

SPELLING

https://www.spellingcity.com/

Year-3-and-4-Spelling-Word-List

Years-5-And-6-Spelling-Word-List

Booklet 1 – SATS words

Booklet 2 – SATS words

Booklet 3 – SATS words

Booklet 4 – SATS words

Booklet 5 – SATS words

 

GRAMMAR

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/sbc/

Active + Passive tense

Adjectives

Adverbials

Adverbs

Apostrophes

Bullet Point

Capital Letters

Colons

Commands

Commas after Fronted  Adverbial

Commas in Lists

Commas to Clarify Meaning

Conjunctions

Co-ordinating Conjunctions

Dash – single

Determiners

Ellipses

Exclamation Marks

Exclamations

Formal and Informal

Full Stops

Hyphen

Inverted Commas

Modal verbs

Noun Phrases

Nouns

Parenthesis

Perfect tense

Possessive Pronouns

Prefixes

Prepositions

Progressive tense

Pronouns

Question Marks

Questions

Relative Clauses

Relative Pronouns

Semi-colons

Sentences + Clauses

Simple past and present tense

Standard English

Statements

Subject + Object

Subjunctive tense

Subjunctive

Subordinating Conjunctions + Subordinate Clauses

Suffixes

Synonym + Antonym

Verb tense consistency

Verbs

Word Families

Word Meaning

 

READING

5-Plagues-Reading-Spine – quality text ideas