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Class 6H

 

Teacher: Mr Huntington in the mornings; Mrs Stembridge in the afternoons. 

Support Staff: Mrs Shaw and Miss Thomas

PPA Teachers (Tuesday afternoons): Mrs Green and Miss Devey

EMAIL: year6@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk

 

HOMESCHOOLING MESSAGE FROM MR HUNTINGTON

 

During this period of homeschooling, the most important message I want to send is to stay safe and have as much quality time with the loved ones in your household. Please refer to our home learning newsletter for all suggested activities and resources for learning at home. However, I have simplified things below for those who would like my recommendations and TOP PICKS. Please email me [see above] with any questions, photos and videos of everything going on at home and please state who it is from :) 

 

PE, Health & Fitness

Of course PE, Health & Fitness comes first - start each day with a blast of exercise to stay active, healthy and fit from home! Get those endorphins released and feel good for the rest of the day. 

PE with Y6 - During our last day in school, some of the children in year 6 helped film some fitness workouts. A huge well done and thankyou! They are available here ... Year 6 Workouts

PE with Mr Huntington - I will also be posting fitness challenges on the Cross-Curricular Orienteering Facebook page here ... https://www.facebook.com/crosscurricularorienteering

PE with Joe Wick - Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, is doing daily online workouts at 9 AM on his YouTube channel here ... https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Maths

www.corbettmathsprimary.com 

This website is my top pick because it has a teaching video, a set of questions and a set of answers for every essential area of maths. All the children have seen me using this in class as well so it will be familiar!

 

WHITE ROSE HOME LEARNING LESSONS - THESE ARE FANTASTIC AND ARE DEFINITELY WORTH DOING. Step by Step lesson presentations on objectives the children would've been covering in class if we were at school. There is a lesson for every day and you can go back to previous lessons if you have missed some :) Let me know how you get on - send pictures of your finished work or you completing a lesson. 

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6

 

English

Reading comprehension 

Year 6 Comprehension Book 1 & 2 Bundle from cgpbooks.co.uk [link below]

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/primary-books/ks2/english/reading/e6cwb21-ks2-english-targeted-question-book-year?c=9516075 

This is my top pick for getting the children "thinking & discussing" what they're reading.

 

Reading for pleasure

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

The password and login for this website is 6HS

This is an online ebook website. An essential for reading a variety of texts during this period.

 

Also, my TOP PICKS from the Y6 hot books list [all available on Amazon]:

  • The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
  • Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
  • Once by Morris Gleitzman
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • Skelling by David Almond
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
  • Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

 

Spelling

Every spelling list and activity you'll need to master the year 5 and 6 spelling objectives can be found at https://www.spellzone.com/curriculum/national-curriculum/years-5-6.cfm 

 

Writing

Keep it simple and take a little and often approach... Keep a diary of events as they unfold – could your diary become a historical artefact in the future?

If you want to focus on writing skills, my TOP PICKS are below. Pick a skill and practise using the skill in lots of sentences. They can be as random as you like!

 

 

Other Subject Areas

 

 

More Home Learning Activities 

Reading Comprehension, Maths, SPaG and other creative ideas 

 

  •  Free Literacy Shed Comprehension Pack - click on PDF below for various texts including comprehension questions and answers. 

 

  • Reading SATs Papers  https://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspxTId=5      All past SATs papers can be found here including the reading texts, answer booklets and mark schemes.  

 

  •  Read a book and write a book review (just like the ones we have on display outside our classroom). Send your reviews to me via the class email and I will send your reviews to the authors and use them as book reviews online to encourage other people to read the book - I can't wait to hear about what you are reading and your thoughts on the books. 

Virtual Edinburgh Class Trip 

We are all really upset that our Edinburgh trip has had to be cancelled so I thought I would bring the activities to you instead. Here are the links to all the places we were going to visit. Each of them have fun activities and home learning tasks for you to do. 

 

You must, must, must check out the Edinburgh Zoo live web cams and watch the animals in action. I am sure this will inspire some wonderful creative writing opportunities: an information page about the animal; a poem about what the animal gets up to daily; a daily recount of events; a report about the animal you are watching; a news broadcast about the animal and much, much more. 

Also, maybe you could carry out some research into Edinburgh and create a tourist leaflet. 

 

Please send in any writing or other creative activities you do based around these Edinburgh links so we don't completely miss out on all the fun! 

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

 

https://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/learning/dynamicearthonline

 

https://www.camera-obscura.co.uk/attractions/rooftop-terrace

Year 6 Home Learning Letter. This is the letter that was sent home on Friday 20.3.2020 with suggestions and ideas for your child whilst they are not in school. Have fun and we are thinking of you all.

Year 6 Fun Maths Challenge!!

VIRUSES... THE SCIENCE

Dr Chip's Daily Dose of Science, Engineering & Computing

At Torrisholme, we are continuously striving to develop ways to encourage our children to read for pleasure. We have created a ‘HOT BOOKS’ list of 30 up-to-date, age-appropriate texts, compiled from a range of suggested reading lists. This is not an exhaustive list of fabulous year group appropriate books but is more a fun challenge list for our children to explore texts written in a wide range of styles by a selection of current and popular children’s authors.

 

How many can your child read?

 

On your marks…

          get set…

                                and READ!

Autumn 2 Newsletter - Ancient Greece

Autumn 1 Newsletter - World War 2: Allies vs Axis

Year 6 spelling challenge

Year 5 and 6 spelling list

Africa Topic

Throughout this half term, Year 6 have been learning about Africa. We have used atlases and the internet to understand the geography of the continent: its mountains and rivers, the oceans that surround it and the different biomes in which the people, plants and animals live. Each child has researched a specific country and we have made comparisons between different communities across Africa. Taking inspiration from traditional African textiles, we have practiced weaving with paper and wool. Next half term, we will design and create a piece of fabric of our own. Having watched some African dancing, we worked in small groups to compose dances of our own, using drums to keep the beat. Each group gave and received positive feedback about the performances.

 

African Weaving

African Dance

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We used a performance by the Kokuma Dance Company as inspiration for our African dances. At each stage, the children watched each other's dances and gave positive feedback, which encouraged and gave ideas for improvement.

African Dance (continued)

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African Dance (continued)

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Investigating Ancient Greek Times Using Historical Sources

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Musical Madness!

In year 6, we have been learning by heart a famous song sang to the troops during the war. We have also been considering the musical terms we use describing and investigating songs. So far, we have identified the pulse and rhythm within songs whilst going wild with drumsticks! Take a look...

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