During the year, we will add aspects of our learning that we think you might find interesting. The newest things will always be near to the top of the page but feel free to scroll down and see what has happened earlier in the year!
Monday 23 rd March
Good Morning! I hope that you have had a great weekend - did you feel tired after losing an hour's sleep? Thank you to those of you who completed the check-in. It was really good to get your perspective about Week 1 and to answer some of the questions and ponderings that you were having. Thank you for asking how we are, too - we are fine. It is really strange not being with you - lots of you felt this, too. I guess it is going to take us all a while to get used to this 'new normal'. If you didn't complete the check-in, please can you make sure that you do so every Friday - it is our chance to communicate with directly, and for you and your parents / carers to communicate with us, too. We really do want to stay in touch and if you have any questions during the week, the check-in is your place to ask them. Right, let's get ging!
Wake Up Shake Up!
If you cant get access to Joe WIcks' PE session from today, this is Friday's session. Let's wake those weekend brains up before we start our literacy!
Reading - read for thirty minutes. Summarise your reading to a grown up or write a summary in your book. If an adult has read with you, they could ask you questions.
Handwriting: Choose a section of your book that you enjoyed - just a paragraph and write it out in your blue book using your most beautiful, presentation handwriting.
Spellings: I am going to ask your grown ups to test you on your spellings on Wednesday before giving you a new list - make sure you master them today and tomorrow if you haven't already done so!
Let's continue our work on the body! Last week you should have created a mind-map about the skeleton. If you haven't, you will need it tomorrow so that is the first thing you need to finish. Then, I have put a PowerPoint about how the skeleton and muscles work together into Google Classroom. There is also a task sheet that goes with the PowerPoint in the same folder - you will need to complete this after studying the PowerPoint. If you have a printer, you can print out he sheet. If not, copy the sheet out - including the drawings -into your book and fill in the missing facts. You will need this information for literacy / science tomorrow.
This week's booklet is all about cuboids and cubes - particularly their VOLUME. You can spread it out over the week - if you find it straightforward, interesting or you want more practice, there will be another one tomorrow!
The video to help you is
Your daily 5 a-day is here for today ; Choose which one is a challenge to you:
Have a great day - don't forget to get some fresh air in the garden. How many mini-beasts can you find? How many new shoots can you see?
Mrs W x
Friday 27th March
What amazing weather we're having. I hope you've all managed to have some fresh air yesterday. Well, we're all coming to the end of one of the strangest weeks at school ever. It's all a little bit odd, but I'm sure all of you are enjoying some or most of it. I'm missing all my wonderful colleagues, although we are managing to keep in touch via lots and lots of messages! I've added some tasks on Google classroom for you to have a bit of fun with so you can create your own French or Circus skills Enrichment at home.
Here are your 5 a day maths challenges. Again try more than one if you can.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Try and do something different to make it feel like the weekend, not a week day. Tell us what you did next week. Keep working your brains and your bodies and helping your grown ups.
Hi, Mrs W here too! I've put myself in a different colour so you didn't miss this message!! It is the end of our first week learning at home. I hope you are all feeling okay and are getting used to new routines. I promised that I would put a weekly check-in on Google Classroom - please complete it. The last question is for your parents / carers so please share it will them, too. Enjoy your learning today - and have a lovely weekend. We will be back on here on Monday.
Think of three things today that make you smile .... and then tell someone about them! FInd out what makes them smile, too. Stay safe xx
Thursday 26th March
Hi everyone, I hope that you are keeping your brains whirring and your bodies active with the tasks that we are setting you. I'm keeping busy by starting (and trying to stick out) Mrs Woosnam's recommended cosmic yoga class and taking my dog out for her daily walk. Enjoy the sunshine and make sure that you spend lots of time in your garden (if you have one) doing lots of active things - including getting on with your siblings and being kind to your grown-ups.
This situation is the new-normal for the time being so we have to make the best of it and keep thinking about the positives. Worry can be contagious but I believe that kindness is contagious too. Be kind.
Your 5 a day maths (remember to keep eating your 5 a day fruit and veg too!) is here. Challenge yourself and try the one you normally do and perhaps a harder one.
Literacy - SPaG
In your home-working folder that we gave you last week, you will find a lovely SPaG mat (week 5). Please complete only this sheet this week (week 6 is for next week). If you want to challenge yourself, you could always design a few of your own questions too.
In Google classroom, I have sent you a power point all about the importance of exercising - there is an 8 minute Joe Wicks special workout included too. I have given you instructions to design a poster.
When you or any member of your family go into 'couch potato mode', just look at your poster which you should put somewhere prominent (perhaps next to the fridge or the biscuit and crisp cupboard) and remember that exercise is good for us! (Exercise does not include lifting sweets or chocolates into your mouth.)
Lastly I am including a link to BBC Bitesize Dance Mat Typing. Touch typing is a great life skill and really useful at school, at home and later at college, university or work.
I hope you have a great/ busy/ interesting/ active/ little bit relaxed and lazy/ enjoyable (you can add your own adjective) day. We're missing you all.
Best wishes from Mrs R
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Good Morning Year 6! Well, it is 6.40 am, everyone else in my house is asleep, I have a cup of tea, the birds are singing and the day looks like it is going to be beautiful. Today is the first day that I am working from home - I have been on the rota in school and I am again tomorrow - and it feels a little bit strange not to be going to school today! I imagine that you felt like this on Monday. I have some work to do and I think I will go for a walk with Isobel, Sam and Spike - away from other people of course! Isobel and I started our Yoga again at home last night - we are going to do it every day - it felt good to have a stretch after not doing it for a while. Why not do some yourself? Get parents / carers to join in - I bet we could all do with a 'clearing our minds session' at the moment! I've put a link below to Cosmic Kids Yoga - with a Harry Potter twist!
How are you doing with your booklets? Don't forget you had the extra one yesterday if you wanted another task. You can do that at any time this week for extra practise.
Today's 5 a day are below, choose one that challenges you:
I would also like you to go onto Mathletics today. I have set you some tasks based around our shape work .... for some of you it is angles etc based on the work before we finished and for some of you it is general revision of shape. You can split it over a couple of days if you wish. Well done to the 12 of you who have already been on Mathletics this week - you know who you are!
Keep going with TT Rockstars, too. Everybody should have smashed their tables by August because you have so much time to practise now!!
In Google Classroom, I have put a blank skeleton. You can either print it out and label it OR you can draw it carefully and label it. When labelling, make sure that you research the names of the bones and spell them carefully eg what is the real name for your knee cap?
In Google Classroom, I have put a checklist for the features of a non-chronological report. We will be writing these next week. Today I want you to remind yourself of the features - use the checklist with Monday's PowerPoint about skeletons - can you find all of the features of a non-chronological report?
Take time today to find a quiet place and enjoy some reading - perhaps in the garden for some fresh air?
Have a lovely day - and remember to be kind to your parents and siblings by getting on with things happily - this is a difficult and unusual time for them, too!
Mrs W x
Tuesday 24th March
Good morning - how are you all? I hope that you got to enjoy some of the sunshine yesterday in your gardens! I also hoped that you were able to access all of your home learning yesterday. Today's learning is:
1. Continue with your 3D shapes booklet - watch the video again if necessary - make sure that you are confident with the vocabulary. If anybody wants any extra practice to really be sure they understand, try this (write the date, title and answers in your blue book):
2. Corbett 5-aday
Science / Reading:
Yesterday, you should have used the PowerPoint in Google Classroom to help you to create a mindmap about our skeleton. If you didn't do it, you need to do it before this task. Today, I would like you to use this DK resources about the skeleton. Read it carefully, click on each bone to find out more and take the quiz .... then add even more information to your mind map from yesterday.
Spend some time on code.org today to practise your programming.
Don't forget to get some exercise today - why not do The Body Coach's (Joe Wicks)daily PE workouts on you tube? He is doing one at 9 am everyday! This was yesterday's - it was great! Why not get your grown ups involved!?
Mrs W x
Monday 23 rd March
Good Morning! Well, this is unusual isn't it! I hope that you have all enjoyed the weekend and are remembering to 'stay home and stay safe'. I hope that you were able to spend some time in the garden - the weather was nicer than it has been in a long time. Sam and I got our table tennis table out - he thrashed me though! I didn't win one game - but I kept trying! I hope that you all looked after that special lady in your life yesterday for Mother's Day ... mummies. nanas, aunties - whomever is special to you. I didn't have lunch with my mummy for the first time ever but we had lunch at the same time as each other and FaceTimed while we ate so that was nice. I wonder what you all did? Tell me in Google Classroom! Anyway, shall we get this learning at home started? You have maths, literacy, science and physical activity today.....
Each week you will have some maths that will last all week - a video and booklet on a theme - do a bit of the booklet each day and watch the video as many times as you need to. If you have a printer you can print off the booklet if you want to, or you can put a date and title in your book (in your folder) and write your workings and answers in there. This week's booklet is -
The video to help you is
Your daily 5 a-day is here for today ; Choose which one is a challenge to you:
Read your reading book for thirty minutes. In your writing book follow our Reciprocal Reading structure:
1. Summarise what you have just read in your own words - remeberm full sentences and punctation
2. Clarify five words - choose 5 words, find their meanings and jot them down
3. Predict what might happen next
4. If an adult is with you, can they ask you some questions?
Science: Lets start thinking about our human body topic - 'Me, Myself and I' - we will start with the skeleton! I would like you to go to Google Classroom where I have put a PowerPoint about the skeleton. Please can you read it carefully, make sure you understand it and then transfer the information to a mind map. The heading on each slide should be the subheadings on your mindmap. You can create your mindmap in your book. We will use your mindmaps for some further learning later in the week.
Physical exercise: make sure you do some physical exercise - outside if you like. In school today I will be using some Joe Wicks activities. Why not do this workout in between each of your learning tasks?
Mrs W x
This week has been a great week! Year 5 and 6 have paired up to work together to grow our minds about diversity and what this means. We have investigated and explored vocabulary such 'bias', 'stereotypes', equality', 'equity', 'inclusion'. Once we knew the meanings of these words we were able to explore where in society we see these things.
We have experienced a variety of learning tasks that allowed us to explore our visible and invisible similarities and differences; to celebrate our differences; to understand that we don't all have to be the same and its okay to follow our own path - reading the book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere helped us to understand this and we wrote our own versions - we definitely don't all have to have the same roar!
We studied the graffiti art of Banksy and his messages about the world before designing out own art in his style to pass on positive messages about diversity. Kandinsky's circles allowed us to share who we are - the colours in our circles all have a hidden meaning!
The poem 'People Equal' by J.Berry and writing our own versions helped us to think about different personalities and how one trait isn't better than another - we're just different.
Our #Great Together videos really celebrate who we are - and we really are GREAT TOGETHER! Check them out on our 'Video Resource Page'
Many thanks to those parents / carers who came to our meeting about SATs. We hope that you found it useful. For those of you you were unable to attend, please find the resources below. If you have any questions, please pop in and see us.
On Monday, we experienced a Road Safety morning. We worked with Ian from the Stockport team and learned about all of the things that can be a distraction to drivers - including us when we are out and about or when we are passengers in a car. We learned about thinking time and stopping distances and what this might mean to us as pedestrians. We walked to Bramhall Lane South and used speed guns to register the speed of drivers. After collecting sufficient data, we returned to school to calculate the mean averages of the drivers on this road. From this we were able to calculate the thinking time required to stop and the actual stopping distances. We went outside to measure these distances - and we were surprised at how far they were. We learned a lot during this morning!
Well done to Year 6 who have performed brilliantly in our production of 'Ye Ha'. It was a joy to work with this enthusiastic group of children. They worked hard to learn their lines, showed great teamwork supporting each other, took advice and acted upon it, learned to project their voices, mastered comedy timing, showed commitment attending after school rehearsals ... and still managed to keep up with their other learning! Wow!
We have thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. In it, a young boy finds himself stranded on a desert island. We wondered what living on a desert island would be like. Then we wondered what holidaying on one would be like! We analysed examples of persuasive writing and, in groups, devised our own 'WMaG Piece of Persuasive Writing' checklist. We remembered learning from other year groups and also added additional features such as the passive voice - as we are now in Year 6! This checklist helped us to plan and write an entry for the 'Ladybrook Travel Agents' holiday brochure to persuade those looking for a luxurious holiday to visit 'Kensuke's Paradise Island'.
We also thought people visiting an island might want to know some facts about islands. In Physical geography, we learned all about islands - the different types, how they are formed, where in the world different types of island can be found and so on. In literacy, we followed the same analysis procedure discussed above for non-chronological reports and then wrote our own titled 'What is an island?'. Due to the theme, we discovered that within our non-chronological reports we also had elements of explanations! Multi-tasking!
As part of our maths and Design Technology, we decided to get festive! In food technology, we made Christmas Cakes. During this learning, we were able to practise reading scales of differing intervals which we need to be able to do in maths. We also investigated 3D shapes and nets in maths and then used this knowledge to design packaging in DT. Our packaging would be to hold our Christmas cakes.
This term everyone has prepared and delivered a presentation to the whole class lasting for two minutes on a subject of their choice. We have discovered amazing talents - ranging from gymnastics and go-cart racing to painting and baking. Some of our children have travelled to different parts of the world. Some chose to share their information with photographs and drawings, others chose to give a PowerPoint presentation, others brought in equipment connected to their subject. Well done to everyone! We really have a very talented class.
We had a visit from our local firefighters to remind Year 6 about safety issues related to fireworks and fires. Some children were invited to do a bit of modelling!