Ms Thomas - Support Assistant Mrs Shaw - Teaching Assistant
Your Home Learning is about to begin and I hope you have all been managing to have fun at home.
you can begin everyday with a great, fun workout with Mr Huntington by making your way to the Torrisholme TV Link under the ‘children’ section. This is the best way to get your day started, giving you energy and ensuring you are ready for the day ahead!
If you haven’t started it already, make sure you begin writing your diary - this could seriously make history one day!!
stay in touch via email (Year6@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk) and let me know how your research projects are coming along, what you are enjoying reading and whether your maths skills are being kept in tip-top shape ;) Above all else, Class 6S success, let me know you are having fun, staying safe and happy!
I will upload new websites as I come across them to this page to support any learning at home. Until then, please read our home learning newsletter for ways to keep yourself busy, stimulated and engaged during your time at home. See you soon.
Miss Stalker 🌈
Today’s Maths Puzzle - this one isn’t Easter themed but I came across it this morning and did it myself so I thought I’d share it with you all. See if you can get it right first time. Take care!! Email in your answers and I will let you know if you are correct.
Can you solve Miss Stalker’s Easter Maths Puzzle? Email in your answers and how you solved it and I’ll let you know if you are correct 🐥🐣
Daily Maths Morning Starters (I thought you might be missing them by now 😉)
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.
Free Literacy Shed Comprehension Pack - click on PDF below for various texts including comprehension questions and answers.
1 - read the text - annotate anything you learn about characters based on what you have read
2 - underline key vocabulary and annotate with synonyms and meanings.
Answer the questions - keep going back to the text (remember, the answers are there, you just have to find them! ;) )
Make sure you are underlining key information in the questions and then underline key information in the text which relates to the questions. Can you get full marks?
Reading SATs Papers https://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5 All past SATs papers can be found here including the reading texts, answer booklets and mark schemes. Can you complete in the given time limit? Ask parents to mark or mark yourself and then have another go at answering the questions to got wrong. Can you get full marks? Can you beat your last test score?
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.
Check out our class page word wall further down this page which I will be adding to daily as I discover new and exciting word in the books we are all reading - please send me the words you discover so I can add them to our word wall and there are a few suggested activities to do with each of the words.
Diagnostic Maths Questions - the class have been assigned some Maths quizzes to be completed within a week. The children's answers will be accessible by the teacher so misconceptions can be addressed and future quizzes can be assigned to children based on areas they need to develop in.
- write a nature journal with artwork (see images below)
- Verb charades
- Write and host a family quiz
- Write some happy news - Research the happy news going on in the country at the moment and write a news report.
- Use a key to inspire a story
- Word Detectives
- Create an imaginary map
- Collecting words to write a poem
A wonderful writing challenge for you all - start looking out of your windows or sitting in the garden and observing nature. Then write a journal about what you see 😃 Here is a wonderful example and a link to the creative writing website the idea came from. Please send me your finished nature journals to email@example.com and I will share them on our class page. It would also be lovely if you could include an observational drawing of the topic of your writing just like the image below 🐥🦆🐛🦋🕸🌳🌲🌺🌼🍄🌹🌻.
More Writing Challenges
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?
Pick a skill and practise using the skill in lots of sentences. They can be as random as you like!
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!
Please send in any completed work to the year 6 email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) so the children's work can be enjoyed by their class teacher and much deserved positive feedback and praise can be given
TT Rockstar Challenge - our average time has decreased which is fantastic but we are a far way off that top spot! Keep playing and let’s see how far up the leaderboard we can get 👍😀 🏆
I don't know about you but I am missing learning and discussing new words with you all for our classroom word wall so I have decided to re-create our word wall right here. I will add new words which I come across in the book I am reading to the wall for you to look up the definition, try to use in a sentence throughout the day, challenge your parents to use and come up with synonyms (similiar) and antonyms (opposite) for the words and identify which word class the words belong to - can they be used as a verb and a noun in a sentence or do they just belong to one word class? Can you identify other words with the sand spelling rules? What is the root word of each of the words? If you discover any great new words as you are reading or through general conversation, please email them to email@example.com and I will add them to our word walk 😃👌
hauled Vigilance conducive
Bronxi Tales - Hi Class 6S (success). I thought you might be missing the daily Bronxi stories so I have decided to share them with you on here instead. Here she is actually behaving herself (for a change). She is missing having all your books to play with over the weekend. Please start sharing your own pet tales with us all by emailing in images of your lovely pets and I will post them on our class page. Can’t wait to start receiving your images and I’ll continue sharing some Bronxi tales with you. 😻🐠🐶🐹🐰🐭
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.
Thank you very much to all the parents who came into class this afternoon to enjoy sharing the hard work the children have done during reading week and for their wonderful art skills and help on the children’s front cover designs - we had a great time!
Who are the ‘true’ good and bad characters in The Three Little Pigs? We will let you decide!
Our Africa display
We are practising our weaving techniques before designing our chosen piece
Practising different weaving techniques with paper before we begin weaving with wool. We practised a twill weave and satin weave to see which weave we preferred.
We continued our map work today in topic. The children used the scale 1cm: 500km to calculate the distances between each country on our journey around Africa. Some of the children even managed to convert between km and miles! While they were doing this, they discovered which physical geographical features of Africa they are going to encounter as we travel from one place to the next. We are looking forward to making our first learning journey from Egypt (an African country the children are familiar with due to their much loved Y3 Egyptians topic) to Cape Verde then Madagascar where the children will be making comparisons between the two locations.
We started our Astounding Africa topic off with some map work. The children compared Africa to other continents and then used an eight-point compass and latitude and longitude grid references to locate the countries we are going to be studying throughout the topic. We are looking forward to the next session where we will be identifying human and physical features of Egypt, Cape Verde, Madagascar, South Africa and our own chosen country.
Finished Greek vases 🏺
The children have been enthusiastic about what they are reading. Here are some of them sharing their recommended reads with the class 📚
The painting process has started.
Our vases are looking great and are nearly ready to be painted.
Our vases are starting to take shape!
The Greek vase making has finally begun!! Keep an eye out for our progress. We are just starting with a layer of tissue paper with water before it gets messy!
Our reindeer pops are looking great and ready to sell at the Christmas fair tonight 🎄🎄🎄🎄
We are developing our drawing skills to make sure we know how to depict movement before we design the image for our Greek vase.
Here we are fully engrossed in our research of the modern Olympics in preparation for writing a non-chronological report. As we have already learned and written about the Ancient Greek Olympics, we are using our research to help us understand continuity and change to compare the modern Olympics to the ancient Olympics.
We loved our first reading buddy session with Class 1S
We were hooked into our new topic (Ancient Greece) this week. We were presented with sources of evidence which we had to use and develop our enquiry skills by investigating what the images depicted and think about what this taught us about the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Greece olympics
Some of our finished letters in role as evacuees. The letters have been posted home for our parents to enjoy.
We have been busy listening to war time music and writing our letters home in role as evacuees after our evacuation experience last week.
Our trip to the Imperial War Museum in Manchester
Our amazing evacuation experience!
The children were challenged with a homework task of writing a King’s speech (in just 150/200 words) declaring war on Germany. Here are just a few of them.
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...