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Good morning everybody.
This week in Year 6 we are continuing with the National Oak Academy lessons.
In maths we are still completing the percentage and statistics lessons.
In literacy we have moved onto their 'setting descriptions' unit of lessons.
We will also be carrying on with their evolution unit for science. Also, have a look at their Creative lessons in the foundation section. We will be doing some of those lessons this week, they are worth a look as they look like great fun.
Also, thank you for the toilet roll videos that have been sent in. They are looking amazing so far. Keep them coming.
Have a great week.
Hi everybody, I hope that you are all well.
This week in Year 6 we have moved onto new topics.
In maths we are using the National Oak Academy website to look at percentage and statistics.
In literacy we are again using the National Oak Academy to learn about setting descriptions.
In the afternoons we are continuing with the evolution work but also we will be doing a few of the art lessons.
As with last week, on Thursday morning you can join us live for a Healthy Hearts session at 11:10. If you would like to join, please email the class email address (email@example.com) and I will send you the login details.
Have a good week.
Hello all. I hope that everybody is well.
Much the same as last week, I will simply let you know what lessons we are doing in Class 6 and 7 and then you can learn along with us at home.
In maths, we are continuing with the coordinates and shape lessons on the National Oak Academy website.
In literacy, we are continuing with the Gadgets booklet that I uploaded last week.
In Spanish, we are using the National Oak Academy website (their Spanish lessons are great)
and in Science we are using the National Oak Academy lessons to learn about Evolution,
On Thursdays, we have a special live Zoom lesson as part of a Healthy Hearts topic. If you are interested in joining us all at 11:10pm on Thursday for an hour, email the class email and I'll send you the details through.
Have a lovely week.
Hello Class 6. This week in Year 6 we will be completing the maths lessons from the Oak Academy website. We will be doing the Coordinates and Shape lessons so please join us in completing those this week. The lessons are great practice of these skills. (https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-6/subjects/maths)
For literacy, we will be working through the Talk for Writing booklet: Gadgets. I've attached it below so please have a look through and give it a go.
In the afternoons, we will be working through some topic lessons from BBC Bitesize and the Oak Academy. We will be doing the first Spanish lesson from the Oak Academy (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-f6be74) as well as looking at the Theory of Evolution in Science (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-theory-of-evolution)
I hope that you all have a lovely week.
Hello everyone. Week 11. Wow. Nearly three months! I hope that you are all well and happy. Sadly, the sun has gone! We have been so spolit with the sunshine of late but I suppose the grass and plants could do with a good watering.
I have uploaded the usual work. I must apologise for the lack of maths problem solving answers on Friday. I was in school and forgot and as I am in on this Friday as well, I will upload all of the answers straight away this week so that I can't forget. Be sure to do your working out before you check the answers though .
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ Extra Maths lessons
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Lots of lessons from different subjects
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-6/ A great range of amazing lessons
Also, if you get chance, check out this assembly with Ant and Dec https://youtu.be/qm0kccbZpYY
Have a lovely week, keep reading, keep enjoying time with your families and hopefully we will all see you soon!
Good morning Year 6. I hope that you all had a restful and enjoyable half term break. I can't believe we are in to week 10 of being away from school; let's hope that we can all be together before you go to your secondary schools.
I have uploaded the usual work. Don't forget that you can send me anything that you have done or even just to let us know how you are getting on at our class email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, try to make the most of Reading Eggs and TTRockstars. Even as little as half an hour a day will make such a big difference. The White Rose maths website, BBC Bitesize and the National Oak Academy have some wonderful lessons on to keep you all busy. I'll be having a look at the Anglo-Saxon lesson today https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4bkjp3. It seems like forever ago since we did that topic back in September and we read Anglo Saxon Boy. If you want to learn more about the World Wars, the National Oak Academy have some wonderful lessons.
Some of you might have had a go at the Where's Wally. I've put a new one on today, the other was too easy. Good luck finding everybody!
I hope that you all have a super week, enjoy the sunshine, keep smiling and look after you and you loved ones.
Good morning everybody. Week 9 and the sun has returned! What a glorious day to make the most of your gardens! Last week was so great; I had lots of emails from you letting me know how you are getting on. Thank you for those, it was so great to hear that you are all keeping busy and enjoying time with your families. I can't wait to hear all your stories of what you have been getting upto over the last nine weeks. I know Ethan's turned in to landscape gardener, Nareya has become a times table expert and Anya has turned into a fashion designer! What a class full of talented children Year 6 are :)
I've uploaded the usual activites. I like the look of the history one on the BBC Bitesize website this week; it's all about Henry VIII and I'm hoping that it will help me to remember all of his wives, I always get confused about their names and how they died etc. Click the following link to check it out: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4b8jhv.
I hope that you have all been practicing on the Duolingo app. I've been doing a dialy lesson (it only takes 2 minutes) and my Spanish is improving so much!
I also receieved an email from Nottingham Forest regarding a keeping active programme they are running. Each school has an afternoon to get involved. I chose Thursday afternoon for us so have a look at the booklet (it's at the top of the page) and see which activites you fancy. If your parents take any photos, you can send them to our class email but also in the booklet they have some tags for social media which you could include and they will share them on their page. (#JOMHomefestival, @NFFC_Community and @EFLTrust
I hope that you all have a lovely week and we should be seeing each other soon!! :)
Oh and one last thing, Mrs Kemplay sent us all a video that some of the children of Melbury made. I have attached it below. It was so lovely to see all of the smiling faces of Melbury children, it was such a thoughtful gesture for that to be put together and it meant so much to all of the adults in school who all miss you all lots!
Good morning Year 6. In to week 8 we go. Hopefully you had a lovely week last week. Friday saw the country celebrate VE day and the weather didn't disappoint. I hope that you all stayed safe and celebrated with your familty and took some time to remember all those people who made huge sacrifices.
I'm going to have one more week or reading my teacher books then I'll be back to a story that I can tell you about. Miss Langley very kindly bought me a book called 'The Polar Bears Explorers' Club'. She has told me that it is an amazing book, so next Monday I am going to start that. I'll keep you updated. In case you thought that sounded intresting, I googled it and you can read the first chapter and most of chapter two on the following link so you could try it out to see if you like it. https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Polar_Bear_Explorers_Club.html?id=Sj8tDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false.
Well done to those who made the most of Reading Eggs last week. The main users were Jasmine, Matthew, Ethan and Taylor. A big well done to the four of you. Also well done to those weho have been practicing their times tables on TTRockstars. I know that Mrs Sullivan has challenged you all, as have I. Be sure to send some challenges back; I need all the practice I can get!
I've added a few lessons in the subjects at the top of the page again. This week on the White Rose maths page it is multiplying and dividing fractions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/. The BBC Bitesize website has uploaded their new lessons for the week. I like the sound of the computing one from the 7th May. I'll be having a go at that. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1
Also, if you did lunchtime violin or viola lessons some work has been added to the violin/viola section at the top.
I hope that you are all happy and well. We all really do miss every single one of you and we hope to see you soon. Look after yourselves and those around you. Maybe set yourself a target of doing something kind and thoughtful for each member of your household this week.
Also, don't forget the class email. It's been so nice to hear from those of you who have emailed in.
Happy Monday to all you Year 6 children! Week 7! Wow! It seems such a long time since we saw you all. It looks like the sun is about to return later this week so I hope that you all make the most of it in your gardens. Last week I finished 'Who Let The Gods Out'. If you like Ancient Greece or fun adventure stories, then I would definitely recommend this book for you. I will bring it in with me when we return and if you want to read it, you can do. Not quite as good as Holes, but still an enjoyable read :)
Well done to those who have been on Reading Eggs this week, over half the class! A special mention to Demi-Leigh who read four books on there! Wow!
Well done to those who helped Year 6 fly to victory in our TimesTable Rockstars challenge with Class 5. Year 6 finished with a total of 5,437! Ade provided the most points (2,292) so well done to him, but also a big well done to the other nine children who contributed to our victory .
Once I have written this, I will add more work for the headings above. I will also be adding extra lessons to the different curriculum areas so be sure to check those out.
Another reminder about the websites for maths and literacy. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ is perfect for maths. It looks like this week is all about fractions. I love fractions!!!! The BBC bitesize once again is great for maths, literacy and other sibject areas. It has some excellent lessons this week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 I'm going to have a look at the music one this week. It says it helps us to learn about pulse and rhythm; I definitely need some help with that so that's what I'll be doing this afternoon.
Please don't forget our class email address, Jasmine has sent me some WONDERFUL work last week and I would love to see some of the other things that you have been doing, or even just a quick message to let me know how you are doing. I've created an extra page for sharing all of your work so that you can see what each other have been up to.
Also, if you get a spare ten minutes, some of the adults in school have created a video on Youtube to let you know how much we miss you all. Give it a watch. Isla had a message for you as well but she decided to eat the paper rather than show it to you!
Have a lovely week; we miss you all.
Week 6 - 27.04.20
Good morning everybody. I hope that you all enjoyed the weekend sunshine, it seems like it's gone away for a while now :(
Sadly, I didn't get much chance to read last week so I am still reading Who Let The Gods Out. I will definitely have it finished this week and I'll report back. I hope that you are enjoying the books that you took home.
I have some exciting news! We all now have class email addresses that you can contact us on. So if you want to send me any of your work or pictures of what you have been up to then please do; it would be great to hear from you. email@example.com (that's our class email). Also, if you have any queries about the work set or don't understand anything, please ask :)
Well done to all of those who have been on Reading Eggs last week, which is a lot of you. I can see what you have been doing and how well you did at the lessons etc, which made me smile! It seems that more of you use it when you can progress through your own lessons so I think we willj ust carry on with that again this week. Although lots of children have been using it this week, it was Anderson who completed the most, so a big well done to all of you but a special mention to her.
I have set up a battle with Year 5 on TimesTable Rockstars. It starts today and you have until Sunday lunch time to get as many points as you can. Come on Year 6!!
I have set the usual tasks as previous weeks (above) but hopefully you have noticed the other subject areas at the top of the page. If you complete anything and want to share it (I'd love to see some children's pinball machines!!!!) then send a picture to our new class email and I can share it on here (with your permission of course)
As mentioned last week BBC Bitesize have some lovely lessons. I think the one I'd recommend this week is a reading lesson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkbgwx Click the link to access it. It uses a reading extract from a book (that I've not heard of) by the author Matt Haig. He writes both grown up and children's books. I've read a few of them, which I have enjoyed, so this week I'm going to have a look at this lesson and see if this book is up to his usual high standards.
Lastly, I'll set a quiz again. Only Ethan completed it last week (with 100%) but we'll try it again this week. I've gone for a simile and metaphor quiz this week. Good luck. https://quizizz.com/join?gc=991388
Have a lovely week and keep smiling. We are all missing you.
20.04.2020 - Week 5
I cannot believe that we are into week 5! I hope that you all had a lovely Easter break, enjoyed the beautiful weather and tucked into an Easter egg or two.
As I said last time, I have started a book called 'Who Let The Gods Out'. After reading and enjoying Holes, this one is taking me a little more time to get into . That's fine, some books are like that but I'm going to persist with it and see what happens. I'll hopefully have it finished by next Monday so I can let you know what I thought of it. Hopefully you are all enjoying the books that you took home. I can't wait to hear what you've been reading and what you thought of them.
I said that we would challenge Year 5 on TimesTable Rockstars this week but I forgot to remind Mr Wild so we'll save it for next week (plus it gives us extra time to practise to make sure that we win )
There is a lot of work here this week so I won't set Reading Eggs but if you want to use the website (and I would encourage that you do, then you can complete your own next lessons - I will be checking to see who has done what)
In additon to this, have a look on the BBC Bitesize page. They have some fantasic daily lessons now for all different subjects. There are the usual maths and English lessons but also wellbeing lessons, geography, music etc. I really like the look of the history one today about Egyptians so I'm going to give that a watch. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1
Also, I've found a great new website that looks fun. There's no need to sign up. Just click the link, put your name in and try to answer the questions. It will let me know how you've done, so I'm looking forward to seeing how you all do :)
Finally, as always, click the links above for extra questions :)
Have a lovely week. Stay safe and as always, I hope to see you all soon!!
13.04.20 - Week 4
Before I write about anything, I have to tell you about Holes! What a book!!!!! If you took a copy home with you and you haven't started it yet or you stopped reading it for whatever reason, you need to get back into it! I gave it 5 stars out of 5 and it is definitely one of the best children's books I've ever read. I know that there is a film about it as well. I love to watch a film about a book I have read so when we all come back together, I will get a copy and we can enjoy the film in class :) I can't wait to discuss the book with anybody who has read it.
The next book on my list is 'Who Let the Gods Out' by Maz Evans. I've heard it's a good book and I'll report back next week and let you know how I'm getting on.
I said last time that we would challenge Year 5 on TT Rockstars. As it's Easter week, I think we'll save that for next week as people might be too busy eating Easter eggs this week.
Not many people completed the Reading Eggs tasks last week. Perhaps as last week and this week is the Easter hoidays, perhaps people didn't get round it it. So I won't set a Reading Eggs task this week but if you want to go on it, you can just complete your next lesson anyway.
So for this week I will set a problem of the week, a writing task, an arithmetic practise and as an Easter bonus, I've added a grammar practise as well :)
I hope that you all had a lovely Easter, didn't eat too many eggs and have enjoyed a lovely time with your families. Rest assured that as I tuck into my Easter egg, I will be thinking of you all :)
06.04.20 - Week 3
So we have reached our third week apart! It seems like a long time ago since we were doing proper lessons, we are all missing the routine of school! You are all never far from our thoughts and we can't wait to see you all again and to hear what you have been up to.
Last week I challenged Year 6 to a TimesTable Rockstars battle. I think it is fair to say that Year 6 absolutely smashed the teachers!
I tried my best but I was no match for you lot!! We will try again in a few weeks when I have had a bit more practise. Even as an adult, I found playing the games a lot more has improved my timestables speed. I'll be as good as the Year 6's soon! Keep practicing because maybe next week we could challenge Year 5 to a battle!
Well done to those people who completed their Reading Eggs lessons. I have set you all another reading and spelling lesson for this week.
At the top, you will find an arithmetic test. I know how much you all use to enjoy our weekly practises so I've uploaded one. Have a go at it and I will post the answers up on Friday so that you can mark it. Also, I'm missing our problem of the day so each week I will post four questions and then on Friday I will (hopefully if it will let me) upload a video of how I found my answers.
I have also posted a writing task if anybody would like to have a go at it. I would love to read your ideas when we are back at school.
There are two other websites that have been recommended to us that I have posted below. These will provide you with extra work should you want or need it.
I've made it to chapter 21 of Holes. I'm loving it! I'm finding it really intriguing and can't wait to read more. I'm hoping to have it finished by Friday as Mrs Morris would like to read it next (I keep telling her how good it is).
Once again, we all miss you and hope that you are keeping safe and well. Hopefully we will all be together again soon and I can get back to nagging you about keeping the table pots clean and organised :)
31.03.20 - Week 2 Continued...
Well it's safe to say that the Year 6 children have made a strong start on TTRockstars battle with a score of 4000+, while the teachers are on 200 :(. I haven't given up yet though! I think us teachers can make a come back!!
Oh and a special well done to Jasmine, Keiren, Ethan, Demi-Leigh and Anderson who have completed their Reading Eggpress tasks already :)...I'm going to set you another one as a treat :)
30.03.20 - Week 2
Hello Year 6!! It's hard to believe that we're into the second week already. I hope that you are all staying indoors and keeping yourselves safe and occupied. There is so much to tell you all.
Firstly, Reading Eggs. I have set you all two tasks on Reading Eggspress. They are both lessons - one is a spelling lesson and the other is a reading lesson. Wel done to all those children who logged in and completed their own tasks last week. A special mention to Jasmine who did the most on Reading Eggs out of the WHOLE school :).Also, special mentions to Anderson, Kieren and Ethan who also completed a lot of tasks.
Secondly, TimesTable Rockstars. Last night I created a challenge. It is the teachers vs Year 6. I regret it already because Year 6 are already over 600 points ahead (thanks to Jamsine, Ethan, Anderson and Demi-Leigh) but I'm confident that the teachers can still win!! Practice makes perfect with your times tables so the more you do, the better you'll get.
I have marked all of your SATs SPAG tests. WOW! I was so impressed with the improvements EVERYBODY made. Every child's score improved and some by incredible amounts so a big well done to you all. I was marking them with a huge smile on my face; you have all done such wonderful things this year, you should be very proud of yourselves.
Mrs Pearson sent me a message to tell me how delighted she was with your SATs reading scores. Again, she was blown away with the progress you have all made and how much you had all managed to improve your scores. She also said that she would like you all to keep reading as much as possible and perhaps have a go at writing a story about anything that you want.
I hope that you are all enjoying the books that you took home. Last night I finished 'Running on the Roof of the World'. I gave it 3 stars out of 5. I really enjoyed it and had been warned by Charlie about a huge shock! Well, he wasn't wrong! If you have read and finished the book, I thought a nice activity to do would be to do some research about Tibet. That is where the main characters are from so finding out about Tibet and its history would be a great use of your time and would help you understand the book more. If you wanted to create an information leaflet I would love to have a read of those when we come back. :) I'm going to start on Holes tonight; I can't wait!!
We have an email (Melburyscience@gmail.com) that I use for the whole school science homework. If anybody would like to show me anything that they have done, they could email pictures or their work to there and I can check it out. It would be lovely to put up some pictures of children's work here so that you can all see what each other have been up to.
Remember to check out the school Twitter page for nice activities to do. Below are a few other websites that I think would be useful.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ - has a lesson for each day. In Year 6 we would usually use this website for lesson ideas anyway (that's where we get the Problem of the Day and Barvember from).
https://www.theconfidentteacher.com/home-school/ - This website has some lovely activities. Last week they had an art week, while this week is a history week.
I love to look at Google Earth and explore random places. Maybe you could look at an atlas or indeed Google Earth then choose one place from each continent that you would like to visit when you're older. Maybe even write a paragraph about each place explaining why you'd like to visit. I would love to read your thoughts and ideas on that. You could even go a step further and try and see how long it would take you to travel there and how much it would cost.
Anyway, as I said, I hope that you are all safe and well and looking after your families. If you have any spare time after doing your school work, perhaps you could help your parents tidy up or even clean your bedroom!!!! Please remember that all of the adults in Year 6 miss every single one of you and you are always in our thoughts! Hopefully we will see you soon! Take care.
25.03.2019 - Week 1 Continued...
A few children asked about ratio. We haven't got round to teaching that yet so if you would like to learn how to do it, Mrs Sullivan has found some great lessons. Click on the link below to give it a try.
You can print the sheets off and complete them but if you don't have a printer at home, you can just follow along on the screen and have a go at the questions on a sheet of paper. Enjoy!
Also, anytime I come across a nice activity on Twitter, I will post it on the school Twitter page. You don't need to join Twitter, just click the link below to get involved.
23.03.20 - Week 1
Happy Monday everybody! I hope that you had a nice weekend and are keeping both yourselves and your family safe.
Thank you for the challenge on TimesTable Rockstars Matthew...it was a draw! I think that we can both get better scores than that! Both Mrs Morris and I have sent the whole class a challenge, let's see who can beat us!
Well done to the children who have been on Reading Eggs, which is a lot of you. A special mention to Gabby, Matthew and Anya who did the most activities.
I have been reading more of Running on the Roof of the World. If you have your copy at home with you, keep going, it gets REALLY GOOD! I can't start Holes until I've finish this book first so if you've already started, I hope that you are enjoying it - I can't wait to chat about it with you. Remember that if you're stuck for something to do, grab a book! :) Mrs Morris says a big thank you for the book recommendation Gabby, she's loving it (Fing by David Walliams)
I hope that you all have a lovely week, enjoy the time with your families and make the most of the home learning packs that we sent home.
All of the adults in Year 6 are missing you all and we hope to see you soon!!
Welcome to Year 6's Website
This year, Mr Thompson will be Class 6's teacher.
We are very fortunate to have a number of additional adults helping us this year. Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Pearson will be helping in both Literacy and Maths lessons. We will also have Mrs Pearson helping to support the children's learning three afternoons a week.
Please keep checking back to see what we have been up to in Class 6 and to see the photographs of our learning.
Every child will receive two pieces of homework each week (one literacy and one maths). Homework is handed out on a Friday and due back on the following Monday.
Our P.E. days this half term are on a Monday afternoon and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has appropriate kit on these days. Outdoor trainers and warm clothing is useful as we will be outside as much as possible, weather permitting.