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Year 6 - Hawk

Please keep in touch using our class email - hawk@balliolschool.co.uk - and feel free to send pictures or attachments of anything that you have done; you know it will make me smile.  You can drop me a line to let me know how you are doing, you can ask me questions about your work or you can just say hi.  Keeping in touch at times like these is really important; we are still Hawk Class, even if we are all in different places at the moment.  Hope to see you all very soon xxx

 

Hello!

Friday 22nd May

Good morning, I hope everyone is OK and has had a good week.  There seems to have been lots going on this week.  Did any of you join in with Rob Biddulph's World Record attempt?  I saw on Twitter last night that they have to wait for the numbers to be verified, but that they are hopeful they may have got the record.

 

The next few days are full of activities around books, with two FREE virtual book festivals happening:

  • Booktastic BookFest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCppCTLZ7b-3U9bJU8uQwKww is our local virtual book festival and Vashti Hardy will be there at 1.30pm tomorrow. Details of the whole book festival and how to take part are below.  I will definitely be watching Vashti Hardy and am hoping to get us a shout out!  All of the events from the different authors will be available to watch on YouTube afterwards.
  • Hay Festival is a world-famous book festival which has also gone virtual this year.  Take a look here 

https://www.hayfestival.com/showcategory.aspx?CategoryID=247&SEName=programme-for-schools&resetfilters=true&localesetting=en-GB (or Google 'Hay Festival Programme for Schools.)  If you scroll down the page, you will find lots of authors, along with a note about which age group each event is aimed at.  If you have missed an author's event, you can still watch it on this page.  

 

CALLING ALL TOM GATES FANS!  Liz Pichon is taking part in the Hay Festival TODAY.  As it says on the image, 'This is your chance to meet Liz Pichon, the awesome illustrator/author of the Tom Gates series.  She'll introduce her new book about Tom and there'll be quizzes, readings and doodles from Liz.

I'd love to know if you join in with any of these festival events and to know what you thought of them.

 

This weekend is also very important for those of you in Hawk Class who celebrate Eid.  I know things will be very different for you this year because of social distancing, but I hope that you have a very special, happy weekend with your families and would like to wish you Eid Mubarak.

 

Finally, it is half term next week, so there will be no learning set on here for you to do during the week.  I will still post messages on here, but not every day.  However, I will check my emails daily, so if you need anything, have any questions, or if you just want to say hi and let me know what you've been doing, please get in touch.  Whatever decisions are made by the Government about schools over the next week, this page will keep running and there will be work and activities on here ready for 1st June.  

 

Have a great week, stay safe and look after yourselves and your families,

Mrs D smiley

 

PS - We miss you!  If you haven't seen this already, please take a look - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2puXHKudvFU

      - See if you can work out who's who!  WARNING - cute pictures are to be found in this: 

        https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=UYWFqIETQTQ 

      - Which type of 'Quarantine Person' are you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoZWqCORrD4  

 

HAVE YOU SEEN? 

For those of you who enjoyed singing 'You Can't Stop The Beat' from Hairspray in Singing Assembly, here is a fantastic performance by lots of perfomers who have been in the musical over the years, including the film versions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEgIJLlBFUI  I challenge you to watch this and not smile or start dancing!

 

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters  A chapter a week of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is being read online.  The first chapter was read by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter himself), and so far, other chapters have been read by Noma Dumezwemi (the original Hermoine in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts) and Stephen Fry (who narrated all of the Harry Potter audiobooks.)  You don't need a log in to watch this week's video, but you do if you would like to watch previous ones.  (It is free to register.)

 

The V&A (one of the big museums in London) want to make a collection of homemade signs and rainbow drawings that have been made during lockdown.  This is a great opportunity to have something that you have made on show in one of the country's leading museums.  There is more information here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/news/help-us-build-a-collection-of-homemade-signs-and-rainbow-drawings-created-during-lockdown


https://envisionvirginracing.com/latest-news/envision-virgin-racing-launch-drawwithrob-competition-in-partnership-with-national-geographic-kids/?fbclid=IwAR0i0rl35cbD4KaoKNpQVLrrjl4JuAK_LY_nz16JoV4TM_7ZEUKzOnY3eTY

This competition is open for a month and all of the details can be found at the website above.  ECO Team, this might be of particular interest to you, although if you like motor racing, you may love this as well. 

 

 

The Envision Virgin Racing team have worked with Rob Biddulph (Draw with Rob) to launch a custom climate change livery design competition for children, where fans can learn how to draw the all-electric car through an instructional video and then create their own bespoke livery.

 

 

'The Book Of Hopes' is COMPLETELY FREE and is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Vashti Hardy, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Katherine Rundell, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.  The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

 

You can read the book here https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

 

 

 

 

Bedford's book festival for children is going virtual.  This is the one that lots of us wanted to go to!  Here are the authors who have confirmed they will take part, as well as the details of when each one will be:

  

         Vashti Hardy                              Harriet Muncaster                           Steve Coles                                      David Litchfield

    Author of Brightstorm,                    Author and illustrator of            Author of Astrosaurs, Young             Author of The Bear and the Piano

       Darkwhispers and                       the Isadora Moon series            James Bond novels, Cows                        SUNDAY 24TH MAY

              Wildspark                                 SUNDAY 24TH MAY           in Action, Astrosaurs Academy,                              11AM

     SATURDAY 23RD MAY                             1.30PM                       The Slime Squad and several 

               1.30PM                                                                                   original Doctor Who stories. 

                                                                                                                 SATURDAY 23RD MAY

                                                                                                                               10AM 

        Kiran Millwood Hargrave 

   Author of The Girl of Ink and Stars,

  The Island at the End of Everything 

         and The Way Past Winter. 

           SUNDAY 24TH MAY

                        3PM

 

HOW TO TAKE PART!

 

 

Anyone can watch the different authors on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/booktasticbookfest   

If you want to ask the authors questions, you will need to be signed in using a YouTube account.  Please ask an adult about this if it's something you'd like to do.  Hawks, this would be a great way to ask Vashti Hardy questions!!!

If you can't watch at the right time, check back on the page as I'm sure the recordings will be available to watch afterwards.

 

#NinJokes

 

 

First News Digital Downloads

First News is a great newspaper designed for children your age and they are making some of their issues available to download digitally for free.  Here is the link https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ if you want to download them yourselves.  We will also do this and save them here:

 

Hawk Class Legography

Hawk Class Legography 1

HOME LEARNING

Now we are into the Summer Term, you can do things a bit differently if you want to.  Having said that, your learning is still VERY important as it will help you make the most of everything that you have achieved this year as well as preparing you for secondary school.  We have created a checklist, which shows how often you should aim to do different things every week.  You can do these in any order you like.

 

 

English

Maths

Other

Day 1

 

Reading

Spelling

SPaG activity

Times Table Practice

Maths activity

Aim to choose 3 of these a week.

Day 2

 

Word of the Week activity

Day 3

 

Writing activity

(Write and edit.  This may take you more than 1 session.)

Day 4

 

Day 5

 

Reading Comprehension

 

What can I do for each activity?  There is so much to choose from, but please remember we have done this to provide you with variety, not because we expect you to use everything!  The important thing is that you find things that work for you.  Don’t be afraid to try something different though, it will keep it interesting.

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons These will cover English, Maths and at least one other area of learning 

                                                      every day.  Lessons will be available on the website, but there will also be content on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red

                                                      Button.

Oak National Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#subjects  This website includes daily online lessons that cover

                                                    English, Maths and at least one other area of learning.  

* Please note, we will check the focus of daily lessons each week and add them to that week's activities as soon as they are available.  If you want to try these online lessons, you may want to choose which ones to follow based on the area that they are covering. 

 

Reading - Read for pleasure for 20 to 30 minutes every day.  (This is the BEST thing you can do!)

                 - Log onto Read Theory.

                 - Follow one of the links on our class page to listen to an author read their book, or to watch an author masterclass on

                      https://authorfy.com/masterclasses/

Spelling - Choose 5 key words from your list and practise them until you know them.

                - Use activities from our Year 6 Spelling Menu.

                - Use Spooky Spellings or Spelling Frame.

                - Use our Scrabble Spelling Tiles activity.  There is a copy of the activity to download.

                - Create your own ‘Scribble Spellings’.  Take your pencil for a walk over the page, then fill each gap with the word you are trying to learn.  You

                  can use different colours every time you write the word.

SPaG Activity - Choose something from your revision resources to do.

                          - Follow one of the links in the Revision section of the class page.

                          - There are also Y6 SPaG lessons on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

Word of the Week Activity - We will put one of these up every week.  Can you learn to spell it?  Can you change the word by adding prefixes or

                                                    suffixes?  Can you put the different words you have created in sentences?

Writing Activity - We will put a different writing activity on the class page each week.

Reading Comprehension - Use your Reading revision resources, books or Read Theory.

                                               - We will put a Reading Comprehension activity on the class page every week.

Times Table Practice - Practise the times tables you know you need to work on.

                                        - Use TTRockStars or Hit the Button.

Maths Activity - Choose something from your revision resources to do.

                            - Follow one of the links in the Revision section of the class page.

                            - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  The daily lessons on here are excellent.

                            - http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/  These daily lessons are also excellent.

                            - We will put an alternative Maths activity on the class page every week.

Other Activities - We will continue to post these on the class page.  Please choose 3 to complete each week.

Word of the Week Activity - w/b 18.5.20

Can you learn to spell this word?  How can you change the word by adding prefixes or suffixes?  Have a go at putting the different words you have created in sentences.  (Remember to keep your handwriting neat, joined and consistent.)

 

Writing Activities To Choose From - w/b 18.5.20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons focus on 'Letter Writing' this week with lessons on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Remember, these can be accessed any day of the week.  They cover:

  - Healthcare hero thank you letter: similes, metaphors and hyperbole

  - Healthcare hero thank you letter: semi-colons and colons

  - Healthcare hero thank you letter: preparing and drafting

  - Healthcare hero thank you letter: writing a letter

 

*  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#schedule focus on 'Diary Entries' this week.  These are available

   all week and cover:

   - English lesson 3: Identifying features of diary entries.

   - English lesson 4: Using informal language

   - English lesson 5: Writing a diary entry

 

* If you would rather, you can complete the activity that we had planned.  I would like to tell you that I can read the BBC's mind and that I knew they would do letter writing this week, but sadly I can't; it is a complete coincidence.  However, if you want to do this version of the activity, bear in mind that some of the BBC lessons might help you.

 

Reading Comprehension Activities To Choose From w/b 18.5.20

* Remember, you can use your Reading revision resources, revision books or Read Theory. 

 

* There is a Y6 Reading lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons on Friday this week, based on 'A Pocketful Of Stars' 

   by Aisha Bushby. 

 

There are also two reading comprehension lessons based on diary entries on https://www.thenational.academy/online-

   classroom/year-6/#schedule  These lessons are on Monday and Tuesday of the schedule.

 

   Please remember that these online lessons will be available all week, you do not have to do them on the day stated.

 

* If you'd rather, you could use these Literacy Shed Plus reading packs instead.  (There is a Y6 pack, and for those who find it a bit

   trickier, there is a Y5 one that you can look at.  If you need a different one, please email using the class email address at the top of

   the page and we will get you sorted out.)  There are 5 comprehensions in each pack.  You only need to do one; we will be using this

   pack over the next few weeks.

Maths Activities To Choose From - w/b 18.5.20

You need to try to do a little bit of Maths each day.  To give you some variety, you can choose something from your revision resources, follow one of the daily lesson links, or use one of the links in the Revision section below.

Daily Lesson Links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  The focus of Maths lessons on both of the BBC and White Rose websites are now the

                                                               same, although the lessons themselves are slightly different.  This week, Y6 lessons

                                                               focus on decimals.  You can access all previous lessons as well.

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/  This week's theme continues to work on developing a really good understanding of x

                                                               and ÷.  You can access all previous lessons as well.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#schedule  This week's lessons focus on 3D shapes and circles.  We were

                                                                                                                revising these just before lockdown.

 

If you want to do something different, you could try this perimeter challenge.  Remember, perimeter means the distance around the outside of a shape.    You could choose lots of different things at home to estimate and measure.  If you want to take this a step further, you could always try to work out the area of each shape too!

 

If you were still working on last week's booklets, you can do that too.  (If you need them emailing to you, please ask us.)

 

Finally, have you ever fancied having your own GUINNESS WORLD RECORD?  Well, now you can try on TTRockStars!  You can find more information here: https://ttrockstars.com/ .  We have put some information below and have also downloaded the letter about this.  Because this is for a proper world record, there are rules you have to follow and they are explained in the letter and on the website.  The closing date for entries is THURSDAY 4TH JUNE.  Please let us know if you enter and good luck!

'A Rocktastic HELLO from everyone at Times Tables Rock Stars HQ!!!

Have you got what it takes to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title holder?

We are inviting you to attempt a Guinness World Records title by answering as many times tables questions correctly as you can in one minute.

Guinness World Records has created a new title - Highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ in one minute - and we are looking for players to aim for this special accolade.'

Other Learning Opportunities - w/b 18.5.20

 

If you like the online lessons, you could always look and see what is being covered by:  

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  Select 'Year 6'.  This week, lessons focus on: 

History - The Anglo-Saxons 

Geography - Natural Resources

Science - Magnets

Computing - What makes a good computer game?

Music - Dynamics and Tchaikovsky

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom   Select 'Subject', 'Y6' then 'Foundation'  This week, lessons focus on:

Science - The impact humans have had on plants and animals.

History - How did anti-semitism rise in Germany in the 1930s?  What was the Holocaust?  (These lessons are about how Hitler

               persecuted the Jewish people.  These lessons are for children your age, but you may find some of what you learn upsetting

               if you choose to do them.  That is normal when you learn about something like this, but you do not have to do these

               and you can always stop at any point.  If you are upset, please talk to your adult or feel free to email us.)

Spanish - To be able to say how you are feeling in Spanish.

Music - To sing a harmony line above a melody.

 

Here's an extra one!  Luton Town contacted us to say that the EFL (English Football League) have launched their 'Joy of Moving Home School Festival'  It takes one afternoon and can involve the whole family.  All the information you need is in the document which you download.  There are also lots more activities to be found at https://www.joyofmovingresourcehub.co.uk/games-and-activities .  Have fun!

Updates on places to look to help you with your learning or to give you a break

There are new things popping up all of the time, but these are some of the ones we thought you'd like.  Some of these websites have always been there, but many of them are being offered by companies that schools use, by authors and illustrators or by other groups and they are all FREE.  A huge thank you to all of them! 

(There is no expectation that you look at them all, they are simply here to give you lots of choice.)

 

Whatever you are looking at online, please always think about e-safety.  If you are not sure about something, always tell an adult.

 

Maths:

https://mathigon.org/origami   For those of you who like really tricky origami related to Maths.  You can click on one of the shapes and download the net to print out and try.

 

English:

https://radioblogging.net/ is a daily radio Literacy programme aimed at families and schools. It is interactive so your work is published during and after the show. Each day there are spelling, grammar and vocabulary games, followed by creative writing and responding to reading. The show features a poet of the day and author of the week.

https://authorfy.com/  A wonderful website, which you can sign up to for free.  You can watch videos from some of the most popular authors at the moment and also access all of the resources normally available in schools. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7D-mXO4kk-XWvH6lBXdrPw  Kid's Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen.  Michael Rosen is brilliant and funny.  There are lots of poems, songs and jokes on his YouTube channel.  Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/user/Booktrust/featured The Book Trust YouTube channel has loads of videos from authors and illustrators to watch.  

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ David Walliams is releasing a free audio story every day, for the next 30 days.  Click on the link to listen.

HAWKS - LOOK AT THIS ONE!  https://www.vashtihardy.com/home-learning-support Hawk’s favourite author has a special webpage for learning at home.  So far, there is a video about what Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm might do if they were learning at home.  There is also a fantastic Lego challenge to try.

http://www8.scholastic.co.uk/tomgatesworld/  Welcome to the world of Tom Gates!  A perfect website for those of you who love these books.

https://www.youtube.com/user/piersft/videos  Piers Torday, author of ‘The Last Wild’ had made videos to give you a different way of starting a story. He has also read 'The Last Wild' online and you can watch every chapter here.

http://www.mousecircus.com/ is the website for younger readers of Neil Gaiman’s books.  Neil Gaiman is the author of books such as Coraline, Fortunately the Milk and The Graveyard Book.  You can watch him reading The Graveyard Book or find different activities to do on this site.

https://royoftheroversofficial.com/news/2297 Until the end of May, two Roy of the Rovers books are free to download as ebooks.  Great for any football fans.

https://tompalmer.co.uk/  Tom Palmer is the author of children’s books such as the Football Academy series as well as Armistice Runner.  His website has a new ‘Home Learning’ section which includes free chapters from his books, videos of him reading from his books and lots of other activities.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen Audible have made lots of stories absolutely free to listen to.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home  J K Rowling has set up a special website while you are all at home called 'Wizarding World'.  This gives you access to lots of information and activities about Harry Potter and looks great.

https://www.hayfestival.com/showcategory.aspx?CategoryID=209&SEName=archive-hay-player&skinid=16&ManufacturerFilterID=0&VectorFilterID=0&GenreFilterID=58  Watch authors from Hay Festival Programme for Schools filmed over the last 3 years. There are 55 fun filled and inspiring events to choose from including Ade Adepitan, David Baddiel Gemma Cairney, Eoin Colfer, Julian Clary and Andy Stanton.

 

Science:

https://www.eureka.org.uk/eureka-at-home/ Eureka is an amazing children’s museum and they are now making videos to watch at home including Professor Pumpernickle’s Laboratory and lots of ‘how to’ videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/IntSpaceSchool  If you are interested in Space, this could be for you.  They have live Q&A sessions with astronauts as well as other videos.  You could ask a parent to follow ‘The Armchair Astronaut’ on Facebook as this page often advertises the Q&A sessions.

https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialChesterZoo Chester Zoo do a virtual open day on most weeks.  This is great because the keepers not only show you the animals, but also talk about them as if you were actually having a day out at the zoo.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLsC0Vs0OfsjiJfeztsIbQ Techniquest were doing short, daily demonstrations from their museum.  Due to everyone being asked to stay at home, these may now stop, but the two they have done are great.  One shows you how to make your own lava lamp, and the other shows how a bowling ball can be lifted up by a vacuum cleaner!

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam  Edinburgh Zoo have put some of their webcams online so you can watch the animals!

 

PE / Sport:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured  Joe Wicks' daily workout!

https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape  Oti Mabusse's daily dance lessons. 

http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/footballs-staying-home/team-talk  Team Talk – Football based resources from the FA to do at home.

https://plprimarystars.com/home-learning The Premier League Primary Stars programme now has a Home Learning section.. If you love your football, this could be for you.

https://20dv.co.uk/  Diversity have made their dance tutorials free.  An adult will need to sign up for you to access these.

 

Music:

https://sites.google.com/view/mfbb/home   Music for Bedford Borough (all the Music teachers who come in and do things like Samba) have set up a great website with loads of different things to do on it.  The Sing Up teacher is even doing online Sing Up sessions, a bit like Gareth Malone!

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week  The Sing Up website is not exactly the same as what you did in Y3, but it uses the same idea.  There is a song a week with a video to help you learn it, a lyric sheet and lots of activity ideas to do around the song.

 

Other:

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob  Rob Biddulph, an author and illustrator, is creating draw-a-long videos so you can learn how to draw some of his characters.  You can also share your drawings with him online if you want to (and your adults give you permission.)

 

BBC iPlayer – Go to the ‘Family Favourites’ section.  The BBC are adding more content all of the time, including programmes you may not have seen and all of the amazing Science and Nature programmes we have sometimes used in school.  This includes the David Attenborough programmes!  If you are watching on an internet-connected TV, click on the monster-shaped ‘children’ button to access this.

YEAR 6 REVISION

Remember that your learning is not just about SATs.  It is about the learning you do now, leading to the learning you do in the future.  It is about what you have done in the past, helping you now.  It is about being ready for Secondary School and your life after that.  This means that your learning and revision while most of us are at home is still really important.

 

You should all have your revision packs now.  If you are at home and are well enough to learn and revise, please do so.  If you are not feeling so well, take a break, focus on getting better and look after yourself. heart

 

We have two very simple rules about revision:

  1. Revision and practice is important, but so is relaxing and having fun.
  2. Think about what you need to spend some extra time on.  It is best to revise things you are not sure about so that you make the most of your time.  If it’s too hard, don’t worry, you can ask us when we get back or ask an adult to email us. 

 

Revision tasks to choose from:

You could use sections of your revision books to work on if this will help you.

Look at the homework for the week on the class page as we will still be posting this.  You could do this in your homework books.

‘Ten for Ten Easter Practice Booklet’ – 10 minutes Maths practice.  Each day includes arithmetic and reasoning questions.

’10-4-10 English Reading Booklet’ – 10 minutes Reading comprehension practice.

’10-4-10 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Booklet’ – 10 minutes SPaG practice.

Y3/4 and Y5/6 Spellings – You know which spellings you are trying to learn.  Practice a few each day to improve how many you know.  (These spelling lists are on your class page.)

Reading – Reading something that you enjoy as often as you can.

              - Log onto Read Theory for some extra practice.

Useful websites – There are lots of these on this class page.

 

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

 

Punctuation and Grammar Knowledge Organiser

 

This has lots of useful information on it which you can use to help you when you are revising.

Here is an image of it, you can download it below and we have also given you a copy in your revision pack.

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.

Year 6 Spelling Menu

Maths

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

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/

 

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

 

Maths Knowledge Organiser

 

This has lots of useful facts on it.  You can use it to help you when you are revising and you can also try to learn the facts.  They will help you to answer lots of questions. 

Here is an image of it, you can download it below and we have also given you a copy in your revision pack.

 

How to multiply a decimal by a whole number

 

How to find a fraction of an amount

How to find a % of an amount

Converting Measurements

This is the image we used in our Maths lessons which we all found helpful:

YEAR 6 SATS PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS / CARERS

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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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.
  • Richard, Kostas, Jacky, Sophie, Harvey and Connor for their Skellig poems. 

 

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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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.
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