YEAR 6: WELCOME
Welcome to our Year 6 website page. Thank you for visiting and we truly hope you find this page useful, as we have included all the incredible learning we do during our school day.
Staff: Miss. Rashid:Teacher Mrs. Monika: Teaching Assistant Mrs. Aldridge - HLTA
Summer 1: Home Learning
We understand that the current time is unprecedented, therefore we are working hard to ensure your child does not miss out on learning. Activities for Maths, English and CLIC are added daily during the weekday. Feedback is given by myself (Miss Rashid), Mrs Aldridge and Miss Monika to every child who completes their work. We know there are a handful of children who were having difficulty using Google Classroom, therefore Home Learning packs have been printed and are ready to collect from school too.
I will attach the work from this week onto this page, so if any technical difficulties arise, parents and children can access content from here too. When work is complete, send a picture or the file via Class Dojo.
Here are a few other useful links for you: Reading- * https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ * http://www.short-story-time.com/free-online-short-stories.html
Half Term Holidays:
Google Classroom will not be available during this one week holiday. We know many children enjoy completing activities during their holiday as well, therefore we have a variety of activities they could do. Have a look at the document added below and you are welcome to take pictures and send it to us via Class Dojo. We hope you stay safe, enjoy time together as a family and for those families celebrating eid- Eid Mubarak.
Work for W.C 18th May to 22nd May below
W.C 18th May Maths: This week's learning is based on developing a better understanding of decimals. This includes referring back to place value knowledge first introduced at the beginning of the year when multiplying by 10,100 and 1000. As the week progresses, children will understand how to multiply and divide decimal numbers. Video tutorials for each lessons are available via https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ . Please make full use of the videos for each lesson.
|Monday- Fluency ppt- Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000.ppt||Download|
|Monday-Multiply and- divide by 10 100 and 1000.pdf||Download|
|Thursday-Decimals as Fractions answers.pdf||Download|
|Thursday-Decimals as Fractions worksheet.pdf||Download|
|Thursday-Fluency learning presentation.pdf||Download|
|Tuesday-Multiply decimals activity.pdf||Download|
|Tuesday-Multiply decimals answers.pdf||Download|
W.C 18th May English: This week's learning is based on developing the use of descriptive language when writing a setting description. Children will start understanding a passage to set the context and then improve their understanding of similes, metaphors and personification. By the end of the week, they should know how to write an effective setting description. You are welcome to share completed setting descriptions with us via class dojo.
Easter Holidays: Home Learning
The document below outlines the range of activities your child can do on their own or with family members. Simply download the document, so it is easier for you to be re-directed to the links with ease. We hope a child chooses to do an activity from each box over the 2 week holidays. Feel free to take pictures of the things your child creates and you are more than welcome to share it with us. For now though, we hope you have an enjoyable Easter, and Y6 teachers will be back on Monday 20th April for more great activities via Google Classroom.
Spring 2: Evolution and Inheritance
Y6 Focus: Science
Science: This half term we developed a better understanding of what the word 'evolution' meant. First, we looked at fossils and where fossils could be found. This led to an interesting discussion about animals and extinct animals. As lessons progressed, we understood how fossils are important in determining how old the Earth is, as well as the lifestyles many ancient animals (now extinct) had. We then focused on 'inheritance' and understood how certain characteristics can be passed on by parents to their off-spring. We debated about breeding and selecting breeding, especially when questioning how certain animals are used an accessory for the benefits of human. Eventually, we moved on to evolution and did a study on Charles Darwin's findings from his research at the Galapagos Islands. Furthermore, we explored the contribution of the English, female paleontologist Mary Anning- who was amongst the first to discover prehistoric fossils.
Art: We were keen on developing the skill of positive and negative space in Art. After exploring artwork which incorporated this, we then started using sketching to highlight negative space. This proved to be a challenge and with our resilience, we then moved towards using charcoal and stencils to show the true impact effective application of positive and negative space can bring. Our art skills further progressed when we used different mediums together in an art piece, while still our key skills. After using Banksy's 'Bird Migrants' artwork as a foundation, we used oil pastels and charcoals. Eventually, we were very confident with our skills and ready to apply these art skills in our artwork, which showed an animal that had evolved or adapted over time (such as an owl or giraffe). Children carefully selected certain colours for effect and the results were truly outstanding.
Key Questions we explored:
*Is there a limit to how much an animal can change?
*What dangers do animals face right now in the world?
*Which animals are at risk of extinction? Is this alright?
*How can humans change in the future?
*With the current use of technology for leg and arm implants, could we have a future with 'super' humans?
Below is our curriculum focus for this half term (Spring 2)
Spring 1- Learning from the Past
Y6 focus: Early Islamic Civilisation
History: This term, we have been learning about the power of the past, particularly the role of the Early Islamic Civilisation. Through historical enquiry, we have been developing a better understanding of Baghdad and the significance of this city in the development of scientific and mathematical thinking. We have been learning about the role of the 'House of Wisdom' and whether it could be categorised as one of the earliest libraries of its kind, where knowledge was translated into Arabic and preserved. We have been progressing our historical knowledge on this significant civilisation by delving deep into the contributions of scholars- such as Al-Khawarizmi (Mathematician), Ibn- Zakariya Razi (doctor), Al-Zahrawi (surgeon) and Ibn al-Haytham (optics). We eventually explored the importance of the Silk Road, which connected Persia, China and even the Roman Empire as a vital trade route.
Art: Our art project built on our knowledge of our historical enquiry. We explored 'arabesque', which was a common form of artistic expression signifying endlessness in Islamic Art. After discussing patterns commonly found in mosques, ceramics and paintings, we started developing our own use of geometric patterns, initially through shape templates and eventually through free hand sketching. By the end of our art unit, we had created intricate patterns which included carefully selected colours, different shapes and lines as well as the use of repetitive designs.
Key questions: Below are a few questions that we developed as our learning progressed.
- What makes a civilisation different to an organisation?
- Why is it important to learn about the Early Islamic Civilisation?
- Do we have a role in celebrating ancient knowledge?
- Does education have a special role in the Early Islamic Civilisation?
Below is our curriculum focus for this half term (Spring 1).
Feel free to view the images below of our learning process for this half term (Spring 1).
Autumn 2-The World Around Us
Y6 focus: Extreme Climate- Frozen Kingdom
This term we are learning about one continent of the world, which has been a focus in the current climate debate- Antarctica. We are learning about the physical geography of this incredible continent by looking at images of glaciers, ice sheets and Antarctic bedrock. By the end of this unit, we are confident that our Year 6 students will understand the changes Antarctica has experienced over millions of years. There will be some key questions asked, discussed and debated based on the climate. here are a few below:
*What will Antarctica change into in the future?
*Was the physical geography of Antarctica always like it is now?
*Can we control what happens in Antarctica?
*Who is responsible for creating change and reducing the rate of the melting ice in the frozen kingdoms on planet Earth?
Below is an overview of our curriculum focus this half term.