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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

 

Important Updates:

YEAR 6 LEAVERS' DROP-IN

On Friday (17th July), we will be having a drop-in on the playground for all Year 6s.  This is an opportunity for you to come and say goodbye and also collect some surprises from us.  We will be on the playground from 12.30pm until 2pm. 

Please note:

  • Social distancing will need to be maintained at all times.
  • Due to the current restrictions, I'm afraid you will not be able to gather on the playground or stay to meet with friends.  Once you have collected your things, you will need to leave the playground and return home.
  • Adults are welcome to come onto the playground with you.  However, everyone within your family group will need to stay together.
  • If you are not able to come, please let us know as soon as possible, then we can arrange to get your things delivered to you. 

We hope to see as many of you as possible next Friday.

 

Update - if you are in school on Friday, I will be coming just before 12 so that you can collect your things and say goodbye before you go home.  That will save you coming back again a bit later.  Miss Flynn, Miss Kaya and I will be out on the playground; please come and find us.  

 

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT BELONGS TO THE SCHOOL OR TO HAWK CLASS? 

As we come towards the end of the school year, if you have anything that belongs to school, or to Hawk Class, please speak to your

adults about getting these things back to school.  I would particularly appreciate it if you could make sure that any books come back, especially as a number of them either belong to me, or were brand new this year.  If you have anything in school that needs picking up, ask your adults to phone the school office about this.

 

Hello!

Friday 17th July

Congratulations, you did it! yes  You have reached your final day at primary school and are now ready to move onto the next big step in your life.  You probably don't remember your very first day at school, whether that was at Balliol or somewhere else, but you will know how much you have changed, all the things you have learned and just how much you have achieved.  These things will be different for everyone, but that is the point.  This is your path that you are on.  Don't compare yourself to others, don't spend time worrying about what they are doing, just focus on you.  Focus on you, what you can do and what you can achieve.  And remember, with hard work and determination, this is often far more than you realise.

You will always be a very special group of children to me.  Some of us first met when you were in Year 2, others in Year 3 and a few of you this year.  When you think about it, it's lucky we got on really! wink  Back in September, we could never have known what a strange year this would end up being.  However, whether you have finished this year at school or at home, you have made it.

Thank you for being a wonderful class, good luck at secondary school and please, stay safe and have a wonderful summer.

Mrs Dimbleby smileyheart

 

A MESSAGE FOR YEAR 6

As we can't all be together for the final week of your time at Balliol, lots of people wanted you to know that they are thinking of you and have some messages for you.  Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/Yxrj4mYFhVY 

 

A huge thanks to Miss Flynn for making this picture.  I think it's brilliant!

 

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? 

Further down this page, just before the 'Home Learning' section, there is now a short section about transition to secondary school.  We have started to hear more from your secondary schools, so if there is anything useful for you, we will add it here.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge has gone digital!  It has started early this year and will run until mid-September.  You can find everything here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/  

 

#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 the most recent editions here:

 

Sadly, issue 732 was the last one to be provided free of charge and therefore the last one that we were able to download.  However, it was very generous of First News to provide so many issues for you all to look at.

Keep Reading Hawks!

I know we have enjoyed tweeting authors this year, so I thought we'd have one last try.  I was amazed (and very excited) by the response I got, so I have put the replies together for you to make it easier for you to read them all.  This is saved below, but I have also put an image of each page here so you can read their messages.  You don't need me to tell you that I agree with them all completely wink

 

  

Secondary School Transition Information

We know that lots of you are wondering what will be happening in terms of transition to your new secondary schools.  We have the transition project for you to complete, either in school or at home, and when we hear from the secondary schools about anything, we will add this here:

 

KCA

  • Your parents / carers should have received an email with information about how KCA are going to help with transition this year.
  • A transition booklet will be sent out soon for you to use.
  • A virtual classroom and some videos are being created which you will be able to use.
  • KCA have recommended the 'Be Awesome, Go Big' transition project that we are using.

Daubeney

  • You should have already received a transition pack.
  • Daubeney know that we are using the 'Be Awesome, Go Big' transition project and they think this will be very useful.
  • An email address has been set up for Y6s going to Daubeney.  You can ask any questions you have, no matter how big or small.  It is newyear7s@daubeneyacademy.co.uk 
  • https://www.daubeneyacademy.co.uk/transition/  All of the things that are useful to you can be found here.  This includes a copy of the transition booklet, letters to parents/carers and information about uniform etc.

Biddenham

  • Biddenham are also using the 'Be Awesome, Go Big' transition project and also have their own transition diploma which you can complete.  We have electronic copies of everything they are using, so if you don't have them yet, please email us.
  • There is loads of information on this webpage, including videos to watch and weekly challenges to take part in if you want to.  Everything on this page will help you, and your adults, get ready for your move to Biddenham.https://www.biddenham.beds.sch.uk/resources-to-support-your-child-transitioning-from-primary-to-secondary-school/

Castle Newnham:

  • This is the school website: https://castlenewnham.school/  You can use the menu to find out about the school using this.
  • A transition pack should be sent out to you soon.

Bedford Free School:

 

If your secondary school is not on this list, this may be because we haven't heard from them yet.  Please email us and we will do our best to find out what we can.

HOME LEARNING - Summer 2

This half term, some of you will be back in school and some of you will continue to stay at home.  For those of you that need it, the home learning will use the same activities that are being used in school (where possible.)  Even if you can’t be there, you remain a very important member of Year 6 and your learning is just as important as everyone else’s.   Some things will be similar to last half term, but there will be some extra things to try, as well as an important transition project to help you prepare for your move to secondary school.  As before, this checklist 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

Maths warm-up

Maths activity

Aim to choose 3 of these a week.

 

Transition activities will be included in this.

Day 2

 

Handwriting

Word of the Week activity

Day 3

 

Spelling

Writing activity

(Write and edit. 

This may take you more than 1 session.)

Day 4

 

Handwriting

Day 5

 

Spelling

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.

 

Daily, online lessons, covering a range of subjects:

- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons (There is also content on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button to look out for.)

- https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Details of what these cover are added to the class pages every week. 

They cover English, Maths and Science, as well as other subjects.  You could even learn some Spanish!

 

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 words from your key words list, from a book you are reading, or from the ‘Word of the Week’ activity.

              - 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.

Handwriting - Remember, the important thing is to make sure you handwriting is consistent and neat.  You know what you need to practise and if you

                       can’t remember, ask your class teacher.  You could use your spelling words, or the words of the week in sentences to help you practise

                       your handwriting.  You could even use jokes, fascinating facts or make up your own silly sentences.

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

Please see below for information about the following: 

- Word of the Week Activity                                - Writing Activity                              - Reading Comprehension

- Maths Warm-up                                              - Maths Activity                                - Other Activities

Details of these are updated every week.

Words of the Week Activity - w/b 13.7.20

This half term, there will be two words each week.  You can either choose your favourite, or you can try to use both.  Here are some things you could do:

  • Learn to spell the words.
  • Change the words by adding prefixes or suffixes.
  • Create sentences using the words to show you understand their meaning.
  • If you need a break, have a go at writing a silly sentence, or try to write a sentence with as many of the words you have used as possible.

Remember to keep your handwriting neat, joined and consistent.

 

   

Writing Activities To Choose From - w/b 13.7.20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons focus is is on myths and legends this week.  The different lessons include:

  - Reading and using texts              - Analysing myths

  - Exploring legends                        - Writing a legend

 

*  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#schedule The information for these lessons is not yet available.  If you

   have enjoyed using these lessons and would like me to keep checking for updates, please email me and I will do this for you.

 

If you would rather, you could choose from the following activities:

* If you enjoyed using the Talk 4 Writing booklets last week and didn't finish them, you can continue with these.

* In school, the Y6s will be looking at 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse' by Charlie Macksey.  This is a beautiful book which I

  bought a copy of during lockdown.  You can Google the book and there are lots of images of pages from the book and Google also

  has a book preview.  I have added some images from the book below.  If you would like to, you could design your own page for the

  book with your own special message and drawing.  (I'd love to see these if you decide to do them, maybe you could email me a

  photo.)

 

    

 

Here are some which children from another school created:

    

Reading Comprehension Activities To Choose From w/b 13.7.20

Read, read, read!  This really is the best thing that you can do this week and over the summer.  You could complete some of the activities from the 'Sharing The Love Of Reading Challenge' or you could just read.  Enjoy!

 

 

Maths Warm-Up Activities:

These will help you to keep your arithmetic quick and accurate, as well as reminding you of things that you may not have done for a while.  You could do this before your main Maths activity, or if you would prefer, at a different time in the day.  Here are some ideas for what you can do:

 

  • Continue to work on your times tables.  You might have specific ones to improve, or you might want to make sure you maintain how quickly you can recall anwers.  (All of the secondary schools have mentioned how important this skill is for Y7!)  As before, you could use https://ttrockstars.com/ or https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button.  If you Google 'times table games', lots of other options come up to. 
  • Use https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/  This gives you 5 questions a day to work the answers out to.  You need to pick the level that you want to work at, then pick your day.  (If you pick the actual date, it will be easier to remember what you have already done.)  You'll need paper to write your answers on, then if you scroll down, you can mark them and see how you got on.
  • Select a question or two from 'July Maths Masters.'  I have downloaded a Y3/4 one and a Y5/6 one, so you can pick what is right for you:

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

        Y5/6 sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  Y3/4 sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths Activities To Choose From - w/b 13.7.20

You need to try to do some Maths each day.  To give you some variety, there is lots to choose from in this section.  You could also choose something from your revision resources, or use one of the links in the Revision section below.  If you can, we would recommend using https://learning.sparx.co.uk/secondary-ready at least once a week, as this has been designed specifically for Y6s.  There are more details below. 

 

Daily Lesson Links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons                    https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

This week, these lessons cover:

- Nets of 3D shapes            - Circles               - Pie Charts               - Mean (average)              - Friday challenge

                  

As always, you can access all previous lessons as well.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#schedule  Information about these lessons is not yet available.  If you have enjoyed using these and would like me to let you know when the details are online, please email me and I will let you know.

 

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/  Daily lessons on this website have now stopped.  However, all previous lessons are still available.

 

Great Maths Websites:

These websites have been designed to support your learning in Maths in a fun way, and using them can form part of your Maths work each week.  (You don't need to use them all, maybe pick the one you would like to use the most.)

All of these websites are currently free, but an account is needed to access them.  Please only do this with an adult.

 

https://learning.sparx.co.uk/secondary-ready  This is a new website for Year 6s only.  It has been designed to help you make sure

                                                                          you are ready for Maths in secondary school and is currently free of charge.                                                                                            Important areas of Maths are covered and there are videos to help you if

                                                                          you get stuck.  (Top tip - there are lots of things you need to do within each session to

                                                                          complete it.)

https://www.prodigygame.com/  This is a fun-packed website mixing games and Maths. 

                                                   Adults can find out more by looking at https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/parents-guide-to-prodigy/

https://www.themathsfactor.com/  Carol Vorderman has made her Maths website free while many of you are still learning at home.

                                                      This is a really good one if you need help with things as she is a Maths whizz!

 

If you want to do something different, this is a lovely activity to finish off your Maths learning in Y6:

Other Learning Opportunities - w/b 13.7.20

As this is the last week of school, these are a bit different this week, but they are still important.  Have fun!

 

 

 

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 is the lessons include:

Science Challenge - Electrifying Electricity

Sports - UK Coaching

Dance & Music - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Riddles and Rhymes

Cooking - Make Indian-style snacks

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom   As with other subjects, information about these lessons has not yet been put online.  If you would like me to let you know when this happens, please email me and I will do this for you.

 

Year 6 Transition Project - 'Be Awesome, Go Big'

This is a fantastic transition project to help you get ready for your move to secondary school.  For those of you going back to school, you will do the sessions there, so please don't start it before this.  For those of you continuing to learn at home, you can work through this at your own pace.

Whether you are at home, or in school, you will find 'Balliol's Be Awesome, Go Big Challenge' at the back of your workbook (it is also on here.)  This is optional, but if you would like to take part, the information you need is on the

                        challenge sheet.

 

Everything you need to work through this project is below, but first here is some information that will help you:

  • There are 9 sessions in this programme, each with a Powerpoint presentation which takes you through the session. 
  • You can watch the videos within the presentations, but if that doesn’t work, we have put all the links below. 
  • There is also a workbook to download with the activities from each session in.
  • Keep an eye out for ‘Balliol’s Be Awesome, Go Big Challenge’ at the back of your workbook.  This is something that you can work on throughout this half term and can form part of your ‘Other Learning Opportunities’ if you would like to take part in it.
  • You do not need the books they talk about to complete this programme, it works without them.  You also don’t have to watch the videos, but if you can, they are useful.
  • If you can’t access the powerpoints on your device, or need a copy of the workbook, we have paper copies of everything (except the videos) at school.  Please contact the school office to arrange to collect this.  Make sure they know it’s the Year 6 Transition Project that you need.

 

Video links for the Powerpoints:

Session 1:  https://www.hachetteschools.co.uk/landing-page/hachette-schools/be-awesome-go-big-in-association-with-pixl/ (This video introduces the

                  project and can be found if you scroll down the page.)

                  Slide 5 - https://vimeo.com/417771264/fea7d4394d  /  Slide 19 - https://vimeo.com/417656736/fc9867214e

Session 2:  Slide 4 - https://vimeo.com/417770018/5702ee9a24  /  Slide 22 - https://vimeo.com/417698746/02d606545d

Session 3:  Slide 4 - https://vimeo.com/417771788/8dca5422fa  /  Slide 21 - https://vimeo.com/417711113/1abec8674c

Session 4:  Slide 4 - https://vimeo.com/417761916/8fd7253538  /  Slide 18 - https://vimeo.com/417727709/9ea7153c17

Session 5:  Slide 4 - https://vimeo.com/417759463/19a5f890f2  /  Slide 16 - https://vimeo.com/417706824/e13a74fb52

Session 6:  Slide 4 - https://vimeo.com/417761049/10b879cb89  /  Slide 18 - https://vimeo.com/417692743/badc969508

Session 7:  Slide 3 - https://vimeo.com/417760383/08affd3e83  /  Slide 20 - https://vimeo.com/417742462/e3333f26a9

Session 8: Slide 3 - https://vimeo.com/417762950/50f45d4575  /  Slide 17 - https://vimeo.com/417733973/049dbf7873

Session 9: Slide 3 - https://vimeo.com/417765235/57eb3ce58b  /  Slide 19 - https://vimeo.com/417748450/4ede2b45cf

                 Slide 22 - https://vimeo.com/418071939/1fac2b6e16

 

Workbook, Powerpoints & Other Useful Resources:

Balliol's Be Awesome, Go Big Challenge:

This can also be found in the documents above and at the back of your workbook.

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://www.theickabog.com/home/  J K Rowling has published the first children's book she's written since Harry Potter.  It's called 'The Ickabog' and because of the current lockdown, she is publishing it online for free so that everyone can enjoy it.  There is also an illustration competition that some of you may be interested in.  

https://www.youtube.com/c/booktasticbookfest  Booktastic BookFest has now happened.  You can watch any of the author's presentations 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.)  Hay Festival is a world-famous book festival which has also gone virtual this year.  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.  

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.)

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/  'The Book Of Hopes' 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.

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.  

HAWKS - LOOK AT THIS ONE!  https://www.vashtihardy.com/home-learning-support Hawk’s favourite author has a special webpage for learning at home.  

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://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.

 

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.

https://derbyshiremusichub.org.uk/get-involved/music-at-home/junior/junior.aspx  A new activity is added every week.  These can all be completed at home.

 

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.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/six-badges-of-summer  Blue Peter's Six Badges of Summer - This would be a great way of finding different things to do to keep you busy or to discover new things which you may not have done before.  If you are awarded a Blue Peter badge, not only is that awesome (I always wanted one!) you also get free entry into loads of different places.  Also, Liz Pichon has designed the special badges! 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-partnerships/bbc-partnerships/doctor-who-bbc-partnerships?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=partnership-doctorwho  For those of you who like Dr Who, Twinkl have created free resources linked to episodes of the series which are available on BBC iPlayer.  

 

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

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.

 

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:

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

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

Year 6 in the Arctic!

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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