Year 6 news:

 

Addition to Home Learning Week Commencing 20th April 2020
 
As part of home learning for you to access during the school closures, we would like to recommend a Primary Engineers project that is open for all children to participate in. Before schools closed, children in Key Stage 2 were involved in a Primary Engineer competition. It could also now be accessed by younger children with a little support perhaps from an older sibling. The project is called, ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’
You will need to register, and once registered, you will be given access to online resources, guides and information on the upcoming engineer interviews via a resources area. There is no expectation that children must participate, but it would complement the efforts the children put into their initial designs completed in school (not all classes finished it before closure). You could even use your design again as part of this project. 
 
Please see below to register:
 
 
 
 

IF YOU WERE AN ENGINEER WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Calling all home educators,

There is nothing like a little boredom to fuel creative invention! 

With that in mind, we would like to present our ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do’ Home Learning Project. Completely free for all children and young people aged 3-19.

We are providing more online interviews with engineers, who will share their work experiences and answer your questions; along with some activities to help get you ‘thinking like an engineer’.

So, how do you get involved? 

Firstly, you will need to register, this can be done by clicking the link below.

REGISTER HERE

Once registered, you will be given access to our online resources, guides and information on the upcoming engineer interviews via our resources area.

Please feel free to share this email with other families! We want everyone to have the opportunity to delve into the fun world of engineering and put their creativity to the test.

This project has been created both for parents/carers/guardians to deliver at home to children and young people in their household; and also, for teachers to deliver to key worker pupils in class or pupils at home. Teachers who are already registered for the Leaders Award competition, please share this with parents/carers/guardians to aid them with home learning.  

The deadline for this project is 10th September 2020. 

If you do have any queries at all or require more information, please visit our websitesign up to our newsletter, or contact us directly at info@leadersaward.com. 

You can follow us here:

Twitter: @leadersaward
Facebook: @leadersaward
Instagram: @primaryengineer
YouTube: PrimaryEngineer

 

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Home Learning Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Maths:

Access the 5-aday challenge using the link below.

Select the date and choose the appropriate level

Mrs Brammer’s – platinum

Mrs Lister’s – gold

Mrs Morris’s - silver 

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

Access the maths home learning packs from the Hamilton Trust.  Choose Year 6

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

There is a daily activity to complete

 

 

Reading and writing:

Access the English home learning packs from the Hamilton Trust.  Choose Year 6

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

 There is a daily activity to complete

 

OR

 

Access the newsround website using the link below

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround#more-stories-5

Read the latest news story.

Record 5 things you have learnt from this.

 

Go to the gaming section.

Choose one of the gaming stories

Record something you have found out.

 

Go to the section newsround schools

Choose one of the stories

Record something you have found out.

 

 

Daily exercise:

Up to an hour inside and outside.

Select from any of the following:

  • Choose a piece of your favourite music
  • Design your own Joe Wicks
  • Share your Joe Wicks with each other using social media.
  • Coach each other
  • Go for a walk with your family member remembering to adhere to social distancing.

 

Other:

Complete the following in any order:

Computing and online safety

Access this site

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/curations/own-it-challenge

Learn about the Own it Challenge  read one of the celebs stories

 

Access this site

https://www.bbc.com/ownit

Choose an article to read and consider how useful it is to you now whilst at home or in the future at your new school

 

Science

Access this site https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv

 

  • What is power?
  • What is electricity?
  • Conductors and insulators.

 

Write 5 quiz questions about what you have learnt to ask another class mate over the phone.

 

Go on an electricity hunt around the house.  Make a list of all the things you use electricity for in your house. 

 

Art and design

Access this site

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh72pv4/resources/1

 

  • Choose one of the clips
  • Watch it
  • Have a go at creating your own
  • Complete some further research about the same artist

 

Geography

Access this site https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx72pv4/articles/zrbvjhv

 

  • Watch video
  • Record the definitions for
  1. Settlement
  2. Hamlet
  3. Village
  4. Town
  5. City

 

Use google maps (satellite view)

Find Warmsworth. Then navigate your way around the whole of the town Doncaster. 

Write the names of 5:

  • Hamlets
  • Villages

 

Research why Doncaster is not  city.

 

Friday fun

Access this site https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/puzzles

 

Choose a puzzle of your choice to complete

 

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Year 6 Trip - The National Holocaust Museum

 

On Tuesday 10th December, to support their learning about WWII, Y6 went on a thought-provoking trip to the Holocaust Museum in Laxton.  They had the opportunity to follow the journey of a young Jewish boy, Leo, who lived in Berlin, Germany during the war.  They also had the privilege of listening to the first-hand account of Ruth Barnett, who as a Jewish child escaped from Germany using the Kinder transport.  Each child added a pebble to a monument which remembers each child who unfortunately was not lucky enough to share their story.

 

                                                               

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Enterprise

 

On Tuesday 3rd December, Year 6 welcomed over 40 parents to their music enterprise afternoon.  The children were brilliant.  They had invited Mrs Shaw (music lead) to the event who commented on how mature they were in presenting their learning.  Well done!  Thank you to all those who attended and a special well done to all those who won the music quiz. 

 

                       

 

                  

Year 6 - Trip to Kingswood

On the 23rd October, Y6 packed their bags and headed to the Kingswood centre at Dearne Valley to stay for two nights - leaving their parents home alone!  Whilst they were there, they had opportunity to take part in a range of exciting, adventourous activities such as the climbing wall, zipwire, high ropes and low ropes.  Other activities included nightline, fencing, archery, orienteering, campfire, problem solving and mini Olympics.  On Friday 25th October, the children returned and although they were tired and weary, they had all had a fantatsic expereince and many of them were proud to say that they had faced and overcome their fears!

                             

 

                   

             

                                         

                                                                                                

In music, this half term, Year 6 have been learning to play the recorder.  They have practised clapping rhythms; consolidated their learning on musical notation (how to read it and write it); learnt which fingers need to cover which holes to play the notes B, A and G and finally they have composed and performed their own tunes. 

                                                                                                          

 

 

It has not always been easy but they have persevered, and they are looking forward to sharing this learning with their parents in December.