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Year 6 team
Welcome to the Year 6 class page!
The Year 6 team is made up of:
6B - Mr Buckley (Year Group Leader & Class teacher), Mrs Day (class teacher on Thursday)
6M - Mrs Mead (class teacher) and Mr Ward (Teaching Assistant)
6R - Mr Radford (class teacher)
P.E. Days - 2023-2024
6B - Monday and Wednesday (Autumn 2)
6M - Monday and Wednesday
6R - Monday and Wednesday
Monday 4th December 2023
Autumn Term Darwin's Delights
Spring Term A Child's War
Summer 1 Blood Heart
Summer 2 Puberty
Monday 20th March 2023
Maths page 22 and 23
Activities to do at home
We know you will all be reading regularly!
At the top of the page you can see the topic web for each term. The activities below can help you find out more about each topic. There are Maths and English pages to practice for your SATs too.
The BBC Bitesize Website and the BBC Newsround pages are a great place to visit too:
Finally, don't forget TTRockstars and Hit the Button for practising your times tables and number facts:
Extra resources you might find of interest
Please find below a list of websites/apps that we would like to recommend.
Doorway online - Touch typing
This is a great skill to learn and the activities here are all free. The activities take around 5 minutes each and will benefit everybody. Touch typing is a big help to those with dyslexia as well as making the process of typing quicker and more accurate. It will not work on a touch screen, it has to be done on a conventional keyboard.
This is a free 3D modelling program that can produce stunning results, given time and patience. It is an online application and can be found here. There are tutorials and of course hundreds of videos on YouTube.
Using sketchup, try to draw objects from around the house/garden first. Once mastered, try more difficult things like a house or other type of building (items with lines at angles are difficult, as are curves).
Good news - audible is making hundreds of titles available for free during the school closures. This service will remain free for as long as schools are shut - this means books are available to stream at no cost at all. Simply visit stories.audible.com from any browser to get started. No logins, credit card or passwords needed!
I hope this helps,
Y6 Optional Homework
AUTUMN TERM (based on "Darwin's Delights")
- Make a fact file of different fossils and, if possible, with an adult, visit a local museum that has fossils on display.
- Look at photos of the archipelago islands that Charles Darwin visited. Design and draw your own archipelago island.
- Create a 'true or false' quiz about Charles Darwin and his work on evolution.
- Explain how animals such as polar bears, monkeys and sharks have evolved to suit their environment.
- Draw a fantastical creature that has evolved to suit it's own unique environment.
- Find out more about other famous scientists who had an interest in evolution and inheritence, such as Wilfred Wallace or Mary Anning.
- What can you discover about Lonesome George, the last giant Pinta Island tortoise?
- Research conservation charities, such as the World Wildlife Fund, to learn about current endangered species.
SPRING TERM (based on "A Child's War")
- Talk to family members about your families wartime/post-wartime experiences. Can you present this information in an interesting way?
- 'Make Do And Mend'! Can you revamp some of your old clothes to make new ones? Maybe you could 'upcycle' some unwanted items and make them useful in a whole new way.
- Find out what happened in your local area during the War. Were any children evacuated or did your local area host evacuees?
- Find some wartime recipes and make a typical meal using foods that would have been rationed at the time.
- Record your own warime radio broadcast. If possible, use an audio editing package to add sound effects such as an air sirens or overhead aircraft.
- 'Dig For Victory!' Find out about the type of vegetables people were encouraged to grow during the War and have a go at growing or cooking some!
SUMMER TERM (based on "Blood Heart")
- Create an exercise plan for a healthy heart.
- Design and make some heart-shaped tokens to give to someone close to your heart.
- Find out about some famous heart surgeons. What do you need to study to become a heart surgeon? What skills and personality would make you a successful one?
- Find out about the size and structure of the human heart and compare it to the size, structure and number of hearts in other animals.
- Collect red colour charts from a DIY store and compare shades and names. Mix paint to create a picture using different shades of red.
- Find examles of proverbs or idioms relating to the heart, such as 'wear your heart on your sleeve' or 'eat your heart out'. See how many you can find and explain what they mean.
- What does the phrase 'blood is thicker than water'? Write a story using this as the title/meaning.
- Measure your family's resting heart rates before putting them through their paces! Ask them to hop, skip, jump and run measuring their heart rates after each activity. Fill in a table or spreadsheet with all the results. Can you present your results in an informative way?