Year 6 - Hawk
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!!!!!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Here are some of the interesting and inventive places we have been reading! These photos are really making us .
We'd love to see even more photos. You can either bring your photo in, or email it to to email@example.com with the subject, ‘Y6 Reading Challenge’ so that it gets sent to us.
Some of us have tweeted the authors of the books that we have enjoyed. We are always so excited when we receive a reply. Here is what we have received so far:
Reading: Read as much as you can! Reading is SO important, but remember, it is also important that you are enjoying what you
read. If you need any recommendations, please ask.
Spellings: You will be given your new spellings on a Friday to put in your Spelling Practice Book.
You need to practise your spellings at least 5 times over the week and your homework will be checked on the
following Friday. Your spelling test will also be on this day.
Maths: This will be given to you on a Monday and will be due in on the following Monday. One week, your homework will be on a
sheet, the following week, it will be on My Maths. https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Times Tables: Don't forget to keep practising. (You have been given a sheet to show you what you need to work on.) If you have
passed your Platinum Award, use TT Rock Stars to keep your recall as fast and as accurate as possible.
Topic Homework: This homework is due in on Monday 16th December.
Y6 Half-Term Spelling Challenge
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.
Key Stage 2 Spelling Lists
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
BBC Bitesize - A great website. Again, you can choose an area to look at. There are videos, explanations and short quizzes to help you.
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.
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.
Online Maths Dictionary - http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html
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!