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Year 6 - Eagle

SATs Meeting Presentation and Revision Books

 

SATs meeting:

It was great to see so many of you at our SATs meetings.  If you were unable to make it, or if you want to look back over something, the presentation is available at the bottom of this section.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Revision books:

The school is able to offer these at a reduced price, meaning you can save money if you order through us.  If you would like to take advantage of this, an order form is available below.

  • You can order revision books anytime between now and half-term.  
  • We can advise you if you are unsure about what would be best for your child.

Welcome to Eagle Class!

Welcome to Eagle's class page. This will be somewhere for us to share useful information and important updates, as well as celebrating many of the things that we will do throughout the year.  As a general rule, if you need it, it will be on here. Having said that, if there is anything else that you would like to see on here, please let me know.

Mrs Strange

 

Please remember your e-safety rules before clicking on any of the internet links on this page. For more information on how to stay safe, visit the e-safety page.

Class Information

Class teacher: Mrs Strange

Other adults working in Year 6: Miss Parker, Mrs Ganson, Mrs Hobbs, Ms Sutton, Mrs Boland

 

Contacting me

If you need to contact me, you can email me using: eagle@balliolschool.co.uk

 

School Uniform

We expect the children to be in full school uniform (when not wearing their PE kit.)  Please ensure that they have their ties with them and are also wearing plain black school shoes or plain black trainers.

 

PE - Monday and Thursday

Children should come to school in their school PE kits on these days. As it is now getting much colder, the children need to bring extra layers such as tracksuit bottoms, leggings or jogging bottoms and jumpers or zip-up tops. These should be plain black or navy.

 

Homework

English and Maths homework will be given out weekly on a Friday.  We will discuss homework activities with the children and will also put details of these on the class pages.

 

Planners

As last year, the children will have their own planner for recording homework and other important information.  Most of the local secondary schools use planners, so this is a really good way to help them prepare for Year 7 and beyond.  Please sign the planner at the end of each week; this will be checked in school every Monday morning.

 

Mobile Phones

If your child walks to or from school on their own and you would like them to have their mobile phone with them, that is fine.  When the children arrive at school, phones will be collected and stored in a secure place in the classroom. Children will be able to collect these before going home at the end of the day. Please note, the mobile phone remains the responsibility of your child at all times.

 

What we are learning this term

We have created an overview to show you the main areas of learning we will focus on during the Spring Term. Please see the document below.

 

The School App

We now use this to send home important information and to keep you up to date.  Please consider downloading this (if you do not already have it) so that you don't miss anything important.  There is a guide which explains how to download the app below.

Homework

Homework is a very important part of life in Y6 because it will help to support the learning you are doing in school. We expect you all to complete your homework every week. However, if you need any help, please make sure you ask us. Just remember to do this before the day that your homework is due in!

 

Date set: Friday 1st March 

Date due in / date to be completed: Friday 8th March

 

English:  

 

Reading - read something that you want to read and enjoy reading as often as you can.

 

Text 2 - Waste Warriors.

Unless your teacher has spoken to you, please complete question set 1 and 2.

We will look at this at the start of Friday’s comprehension lesson.

 

Maths:  

Please complete Arithmetic Paper 1.

 

Try to do this independently, but you can use your revision books to help you if needed.

Give yourself 30 minutes to complete the paper.

We will look at the paper in Friday’s Maths lesson.

 

You could also spend some time using the suggested Maths websites on our class pages.

 

Ongoing homework:

As well as the weekly homework that you are set, please make sure you continue to:

  • Read regularly.  You can read to an adult, but you can also read to yourself.  Remember, you should be reading something that you enjoy.  This could be a book, a graphic novel, a comic, an e-book, or information on a website.
  • Practise 5 (or more) key word spellings a week - you have a list of the words that you need to learn at home.

 

 

Reading in Year 6

In Year 6, we want you to LOVE reading and read books which you ENJOY reading and WANT to read.  We have lots of brilliant books in the classroom and there are also great books within the school which you can borrow.

Remember to record the books that you have read on your personal 'Reading Bookshelf' sheet, recommend books to others that you have really enjoyed and ask an adult to photocopy the spine of the book to add to our 'Reading Pile'.

 

Parents and carers: we encourage the children to bring books home; even those available in the classroom.  We do however ask the children to look after these books and return them once they have finished, as many of them have been bought specifically for the class.

 

This is perfect for practising your reading comprehension: https://readtheory.org/auth/login

What to read after...

This is a great website to help you find recommended reads.  You can put the name of books or authors you really like in the search bar and search for other books that you might like based on what you have already read.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/our-recommendations/what-to-read-after/#!?q=tom%20gates&sortOption=MostRecent&pageNo=1

 

If your favourite author or set of books is on this map, follow the correct 'tube line' for suggestions of other books that you might like.

Author A-Z - Another fabulous resource, focusing on authors perfect for Y5 & Y6.  This was made by @Misterbodd and introduces you to authors, some of their books and books by similar authors.

Spellings in Year 6

Whichever spellings you are working on, this website is really useful:  https://spellingframe.co.uk/

You can click on the year groups you want to.  Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to practise the words from our word lists.

 

Another useful website is: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

You can click on the year groups you want to, then click on the books in the background to select different words.

English

Here are some useful websites which may help you with your English revision:

 

Read Theory - This is perfect for practising your reading comprehension.

https://readtheory.org/auth/login

 

Trapped (Nouns and Adjectives) - Can you escape from the forbidden chamber?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar01

 

Trapped (Punctuation) -  Three punctuation games where you need to punctuate paragraphs and sentences to gain the Key of Freedom to escape from the tower. Are you up for the challenge?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar05

 

Prefixes and Suffixes - A game where you need to choose prefixes and suffixes to make new words.  http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4762

 

Antonym Splat - Can you find all of the antonyms (opposites) in this game?

https://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2011-12/english/reading-games/antonym-splat/index.html

 

BBC Bitesize - A great website.  Choose an area to look at; there are videos, explanations and short quizzes to help you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

 

Maths

Here are lots useful websites which you can use at home to help you with your Maths:

 

Do you fancy a daily challenge?  If so, this could be the one for you.  If you have seen people playing 'Wordle' on their phones, this is a Maths version and we are fairly sure that you might beat quite a few adults on it!

Ooodle - https://mathszone.co.uk/resources/grid/ooodle/

 

 

These are some great website that children can use to practice their times tables!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/17733

(To check whether you are using the most up-to-date version of TTRS at home, please visit https://play.ttrockstars.com/reset, or update the app in your app store.  If your parent or carer has any questions about TTRS, this is a great place for them to look: https://ttrockstars.com/parents/)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

 

Eedi - As you know, this is a fantastic website which we use for homework, but you can also use it to practise many different areas of Maths as well.  https://app.eedi.co.uk/login

 

My Maths - This is not just for homework! You can log on and access lots of lessons and activities as well as games. The lessons are particularly useful as they explain what you need to do and give you examples to try.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Corbett Maths Primary - A fantastic website. Many of the resources can be printed, but could also be looked at on screen with practise being done on paper.

5-a-day: 5 questions to practise every day at different levels. Perfect for practising those important, basic skills as well as other areas of Year 6 Maths.

Videos: Videos to explain how to tackle different skills, followed by questions to answer.

Worksheets: These link to the videos mentioned above.

Quizzes: Link to Kahoot quizzes.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/

 

My Mini Maths - This is a really useful website which can be used every day, or can be used to focus on areas which you would like to practise more. Many areas include videos to watch and there are always questions to have a go at answering.

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-mini-maths/

This part of My Mini Maths is particularly helpful when you are revising for the Arithmetic paper.  You can select the types of questions you find tricky, watch a video to help you, then try lots of examples of that type of question:  https://myminimaths.co.uk/arithmetic-16-practice-questions/

 

IXL - A fantastic website.  You can pick an area to work on, look at examples or explanations and also answer some example questions. To use the website for free, you are limited to a certain number of questions, but it's definitely worth looking at every now and then.

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

 

BBC Bitesize - A great website.  Again, you can choose an area to look at. There are videos, explanations and short quizzes to help you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

 

Topmarks - You can search for games that link to specific areas of Maths. Look out for the age range underneath all games; it will give you a good idea of how useful it is.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Mathsframe - There are lots of great games on here - just make sure you pick one that helps you.  

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

 

Maths Is Fun - This site is really good at explaining things and gives you practice questions at the bottom of each page.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

 

Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica - A fun Maths revision game!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb 

 

Online Maths Dictionary - http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html

 

Y6 Maths 'How to do...' Videos

These videos have been made to help you with your homework, or with your revision.  This is something new that we are trying, so if you would like a video made and added here, please ask.

 

All of the videos can be watched by clicking on the link provided.

 

Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000 - https://loom.com/share/32d3c882ec5e4f14807435f4bd1d73e5  This video was made for home learning but is still useful as a reminder.

Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 - https://loom.com/share/4f95eca7ff0e4908b85c66c970ed9c28  This video was made for home learning but is still useful as a reminder.

 

Long Division - https://loom.com/share/c7339fce1a0c48a989eb67327e7d4418

Darwin 200 Project

 

On the 15th August 2023, a ship set sail from Plymouth Harbour to recreate Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle.  The voyage will stop at the same places that Darwin stopped at, re-creating many of his experiments, as well as conducting new ones to measure the impact of change.

This is really exciting as we study Charles Darwin and his voyage in the Autumn term.  However, we will be able to follow this project throughout the year.

 

If you would like to find out more at home, or look again at things we have looked at in school, here are some useful links:

  French    

If you would like to find out more about what we have been doing in French with Madame Kaler, watch useful videos or find more information about challenges that she has set you, you can find all this here: https://www.petite-etoile.co.uk/balliol-primary

 

 

New Year Challenge from Madame Kaler

LA FETE DES ROIS: Three Kings Day - A celebration for Epiphany on the 6th January

We have started the year by learning about a traditional celebration on the 6th January which celebrates the arrival of the three Kings to Bethlehem.  On this, the twelfth night, the family gets together for their last Christmas feast.  The family eats a special cake called 'LA GALETTE DES ROIS'.  It is a cake made of puff pastry.  Inside is a lucky charm: 'UNE FEVE.'  The youngest in the family sits underneath the table during the cutting of the cake and calls out names of family members around the table to have a slice of 'la galette.'  Whoever gets the piece of 'LA GALETTE' with 'LA FEVE' inside, wears a crown and becomes King or Queen for the day!

 

If you would like to have a go at making a 'Galette des Rois' click here for the recipe and here for a fantastic video from Nathalie Paris, who shows you how to make 'une galette' in French.  Take a photo and email it to Madame Kaler, or bring it in to school.  Everyone who completes the challenge will get a prize!

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