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Year 6 - Eagle

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.

Miss Bowling

 

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Class Information

Class teacher: Miss Bowling

Other adults in Eagle Class: Mr Field and Miss Kidby

 

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 - Tuesday & Wednesday

Children should come to school in their school PE kits on these days. They need to be warm enough for outdoor PE so are welcome to wear extra layers such as tracksuit bottoms, leggings, or jogging bottoms and hoodies or zip-up tops.

 

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.

 

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.  However, it must be turned off when on the school site and kept in your child’s locker.  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 Autumn Term.  Please see the document below.

 

Choosing your Secondary School

Applications for secondary school places are now open. 

The deadline for applications is 31st OCTOBER 2020.  

 

The information that you need can be found here: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/schools-education-and-childcare/schools-and-collegescadem/school-admissions/transfer-to-secondary-school/

Online admissions can be made here: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/schools-education-and-childcare/schools-and-collegescadem/school-admissions/online-admissions/

 

Most secondary schools have created virtual tours so that you can have a 'look round' from the comfort of your own home.  You and your parents or carers can look at the different school's websites to see what they have for you to look at.  However, if we are sent anything by any schools, we will add it below.

 

On Thursday 22nd October at 6pm, Bedford Academy are holding a virtual Q&A for anyone interested in applying to go to the school.  This will be held on Microsoft Teams, but if your adults follow the link in the leaflet below, they will be able to join.

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 setFriday 23rd October               

Date due in / date to be completed: Ready for next half term

If you are doing homework that needs handing in, you are welcome to hand it in as soon as it is done, you do not need to wait until the Friday.  Please bring it to school and put it in the homework box.

 

English homework:

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

Key Word Spellings:

 

Maths homework:

During the second week back after half term, you will be tested on your times tables.  You know which ones you need to work on because you were given a sheet to take home with this information on it.  If you have passed your Platinum Award, get practising on TTRockStars as the national competition starts after half term and we will be entering!!

 

If you would like to keep your other Maths skills up, this is a great website as you can do a small amount of daily practice: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

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.

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.

Spellings

Below are the spellings that the children should know by the end of year 6.

 

Year 3/4 spellings:

 

accident

bicycle

circle

eight

grammar

important

minute

popular

quarter

strange

woman

accidentally

breath

complete

eighth

group

interest

natural

position

question

strength

women

actual

build

consider

enough

guard

island

naughty

possess

recent

suppose

 

actually

busy

decide

exercise

guide

knowledge

notice

possession

regular

surprise

 

address

business

describe

experience

heard

learn

occasion

possible

reign

therefore

 

although

calendar

different

extreme

heart

length

often

potatoes

remember

though

 

answer

caught

difficult

famous

height

library

opposite

pressure

sentence

thought

 

appear

centre

disappear

favourite

history

material

ordinary

probably

separate

through

 

arrive

century

early

forward

imagine

medicine

peculiar

promise

special

various

 

believe

certain

earth

fruit

increase

mention

perhaps

purpose

straight

weight

 

 

Year 5/6 spellings:

 

accommodate

category

determined

foreign

marvellous

programme

stomach

accompany

cemetery

develop

forty

mischievous

pronunciation

sufficient

according

committee

dictionary

frequently

muscle

queue

suggest

achieve

communicate

disastrous

government

necessary

recognise

symbol

aggressive

community

embarrass

guarantee

neighbour

recommend

system

amateur

competition

environment

harass

nuisance

relevant

temperature

ancient

conscience

equip

hindrance

occupy

restaurant

thorough

apparent

conscious

equipped

identity

occur

rhyme

twelfth

appreciate

controversy

equipment

immediate (ly)

opportunity

rhythm

variety

attached

convenience

especially

individual

parliament

sacrifice

vegetable

available

correspond

exaggerate

interfere

persuade

secretary

vehicle

average

criticise

excellent

interrupt

physical

shoulder

yacht

awkward

curiosity

existence

language

prejudice

signature

 

bargain

definite

explanation

leisure

privilege

sincere (ly)

 

bruise

desperate

familiar

lightning

profession

soldier

 

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 some useful websites which the children can use at home to help them with their Maths:

 

 

This is a great website that children can use to practice their times tables!

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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

 

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