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Year 6 - Hawk

YEAR 6 SATS PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS / CARERS

Welcome to Hawk Class!

 

Welcome to Hawk's class page.  Hopefully there is plenty on here for you and for your parents / carers.  If there is anything else that you would like to see, please let me know.

Mrs Dimbleby smiley

 

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Useful Class Information

  • Class Teacher: Mrs Dimbleby
  • PPA Cover: Mrs Banks
  • Other adults in Hawk Class: Miss Flynn and Miss Kaya

 

  • Things all children need in school:  Pencil case, water bottle (water only please), planner, reading book and spelling practice book.

 

  • PE is on Mondays and Fridays.  Please have your school PE kit in school all week in case of timetable changes.
Year 6 Homework

Spring 1 Homework:

 

Date set: Friday 17th January       English - pages 4, 5, 6, 68 and 69     Due Thursday 23rd Jan

                                                 Maths - pages 24, 25 and 26            Due Friday 24th Jan

 

 

Date set: Friday 24th January       English - pages 7, 60 & 61 and 70 & 71     Due Thursday 30th Jan

                                                 Maths - pages 6, 8, 10 and 15                  Due Friday 31st Jan

 

 

Date set: Friday 31st January       English - pages 8, 9 & 10 and 36 & 37     Due Thursday 6th Feb

                                                 Maths - pages 12, 72 & 73                     Due Friday 7th Feb

 

Friday 7th February - Please have the week off, you have worked very hard on your mock SATs. :)

 

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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 in the school reading books 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.

 

Book Bingo

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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

#whereweread

Here are some of the interesting and inventive places we have been reading!  These photos are really making us smiley .  

We'd love to see even more photos.  You can either bring your photo in, or email it to to office@balliolschool.co.uk with the subject, ‘Y6 Reading Challenge’ so that it gets sent to us.

 

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Twitter

We have been lucky enough to receive tweets from some authors.  We always get very excited when this happens.  Here is what we have received so far:

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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.

Autumn Term Spelling letter

Year 6 Spelling Menu

Maths in Year 6

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

 

 

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/

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

Pobble

      

 

Our Pobble Writers currently include:

  • Richard and Marcus for their letters to Ernest Shackleton, applying for a place on his crew.
  • Kostas and Marina for their 'Pack Ice' poems.
  • Myleene, Maja and Cassidy for their non-chronological reports about the Polar Regions.
  • Warren and Emily for their diary entries about the sinking of the Titanic.

 

Well done to those children. To those of you yet to be published, keep working hard because everyone's writing is amazing and it will happen!

https://pobble.com/

 

 

What we've been up to!

Hawk's Maths Escape Room Challenge!

Seven teams took part in a Maths Escape Room Challenge on the last day before February Half-Term.  

The scenario was that they had accidentally been locked in the school hall after helping to tidy away the PE equipment!  Teams had to solve Maths problems to reveal the ten-digit code needed to escape:

 

  The results are in!

  First to escape were 'Evil Doctor Mucus Spleen' in 35m 57s.

  Second to escape were 'Big Boy Destroyers' in 38m 19s.

  Third to escape were 'Sir Maths Oesophagus' in 40m 31s.

  

  Other groups escaped in:

  'Unicorn Glamour' in 42m 25s.

  'Eyes of the Storm' in 43m 03s.

 

  'MJRJ' and  'Dragon's Lair' were LOCKED IN!  However, they did really well

  and only had 1 clue left to solve.

  

A message from Mrs Gamlen (our Samba teacher):

I would like to thank and congratulate again all of Year 6 for a fantastic 6 weeks of Samba! Their behaviour and dedication to the project was fantastic and I thought they did a great concert – really working well as a team with each person doing their best! I really enjoyed it!

TT ROCKSTARS ROCK OUT 2019 - Hawk Class were the highest scoring class at Balliol and were the 46th highest in the country. Well done, your commitment to this was outstanding!!!!!

Our Links Around The World

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We were amazed to see that Hawk Class have links to 54 different countries around the world!  

Year 6 in the Arctic!

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