YEAR 6

ST OSCAR ROMERO

Year 6 class email:

year6@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk

Dear Year 6 children and parents,

It is with a sad heart that we have to continue our learning remotely since the Prime Minister announced a lockdown again. We are really going to miss seeing you all each day and hearing all about your Christmas gifts and adventures. We hope you had a wonderful time and we hope that we will all be back together soon.

For now we have to continue to learn through our online platforms and ensure we all do the very best we can. I will upload each day's tasks on here (our class page) and you will be guided to other sites and tasks accordingly.  It is expected that you do your best to learn well and access these tasks; as they are what we would have been completing in school if we were able to be here. However, if you do face any difficulties, please get in touch using our class email and I will do my best to offer support or additional guidance. 

We hope we can be back to school soon, take care and keep safe,

Mrs Moreton and Mrs Read

SCHOOL CLOSURE 

Due to the latest Government announcement, we will be delivering remote learning to ensure you children continue to be educated.

Each day work will be set on your child's class webpage  with clear guidance on how to complete each task.  Each task will be listed and is expected to be complete daily. Some tasks will be completed online through our learning platforms; whereas others may be paper based - in these cases you can send a photograph of work to your teachers class email who will then respond with feedback.

Each new day's tasks will be dated and listed at the top of the web page in red.

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.

Access to Free Online Library

If you love books and enjoy reading a range of

authors, our author of the week is

Dominique Valente!

This week, you can get lost in the world of Starfell!  Listen to an audiobook of the first in the series, Willow Moss and the Lost Day and watch an exclusive video with the author to find out more about the books and her best writing advice. You can also discover Dominique's favourite children's stories and read a Q&A about books and reading.

https://library.thenational.academy/step-into-a-magical-world-with-dominique-valente/

Lent Activity

Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday which marked the beginning of Lent.  During Lent we try to pray, fast and give.

Please see the attached sheet below and see if you can complete the task each day. See how many you can do to make this Lent a time where you made a difference. 

Click on the image below to enlarge.

World Book Day | World Book Day is a registered charity. Our mission is to  give every child and young person a book of their own. WORLD BOOK DAY, March 2021World Book Day | World Book Day is a registered charity. Our mission is to  give every child and young person a book of their own.

Please see the two documents below for a letter about World Book Day and your downloadable £1 book token. 

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Wednesday 3rd March

Good Morning Year 6.

NOTE: This week we will be doing some activities online to help us celebrate world book day. On Friday 5th, you can dress up for WBD in our zoom if you wish! (This is for children both in school and at home). Please see letter towards the top of this page for more details.

Daily Prayer Focus

Below is the link for our daily prayers this week. I hope you will join us in our daily act of worship. 

 https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/54-t80it492i2b5869iopt4rpguj9-q/

Task 1- Reading for Pleasure

 Head over to Purple Mash where I have set you the third chapter of our new book, 'The Snatch', a short quiz and a task to complete which links to the book.

Task 2 - English

Today I would like you to complete your story.  You will need to write your solution to the problem and how your superhero does this.  After the problem has been solved think about how the situation calms down and how the characters are now.  Your setting may also become calmer and you will need to describe these so your reader can see the change that has happened and how your superhero had an influence on the events.

Task 3 - Spelling Shed

 Now spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed where this weeks spellings are set as an assignment - Words with endings 'shuhl' (cial) after a vowel letter.

Task 4 - Maths 

 TODAY IS WORLD MATHS DAY 

Head over to Purple Mash where I have set you some maths task and some maths games to have a go on.

Task 5 - TTRockstars and Numbots

 Now spend 20 minutes on each site - TTRockstars and Numbots to ensure your speed of recall remains consistent.

Task 6 - History

Last week in History we learnt abo0ut when the Vikings invaded Britain and where they came from. Today we will learn about when the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain and where they came from.

Read through the PowerPoint below and complete the tasks throughout the slides.

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Tuesday 2nd March

Good Morning Year 6.

NOTE: This week we will be doing some activities online to help us celebrate world book day. On Friday 5th, you can dress up for WBD in our zoom if you wish! (This is for children both in school and at home). Please see letter towards the top of this page for more details.

Daily Prayer Focus

Below is the link for our daily prayers this week. I hope you will join us in our daily act of worship. 

 https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/54-t80it492i2b5869iopt4rpguj9-q/

Task 1- Reading for Pleasure

 Head over to Purple Mash where I have set you the second chapter of our new book, 'The Snatch', a short quiz and a task to complete which links to the book.

Task 2 - English

 Well done writing your story openings yesterday. Today you are going to continue your story and build up the problem.  Make sure you continue to describe thoroughly so that your reader can really picture the scene, body language, facial expressions, mood, etc. Do not write the solution to the problem; this will be tomorrow. 

Task 3 - Spelling Shed

 Now spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed where this weeks spellings are set as an assignment - Words with endings 'shuhl' (cial) after a vowel letter.

Task 4 - Maths 

 We are going to continue using line graphs today, but today will focus on conversion graphs. The graphs used today focus on money and conversion rate between different currencies. The tasks are taken from our Target Maths Textbook today, so have a look at each section and judge where you need to begin.  I would like you to complete either Section A and B or Section B and C. 

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Task 5 - TTRockstars and Numbots

 Now spend 20 minutes on each site - TTRockstars and Numbots to ensure your speed of recall remains consistent.

Task 6 - Science

Today we are going to continue to focus on keeping our bodies healthy. Today we will learn about ways that can harm our bodies and stop them from being healthy.

Click on the link below, watch the short video and complete the two quiz tasks. Then I would like you to design an information poster to inform others about the risks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zg982nb 

Have a wonderful day.

Monday 1st March

Good Morning Year 6. I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Just one more week of home learning and then we are all back together in school. I can't wait to see you all next week.

NOTE: This week we will be doing some activities online to help us celebrate world book day. On Friday 5th, you can dress up for WBD in our zoom if you wish! (This is for children both in school and at home). Please see letter towards the top of this page for more details.

Daily Prayer Focus

Below is the link for our daily prayers this week. I hope you will join us in our daily act of worship. 

 https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/54-t80it492i2b5869iopt4rpguj9-q/

Task 1- Reading for Pleasure

Today we are going to start a new book linked to our new theme of Heroes and Villains.  Head over to Purple Mash where I have set you the first chapter of our new book, 'The Snatch', a short quiz and a task to complete which links to the book.

Task 2 - English

 Today you will need the plan for your story that you completed on Friday. Today I would like you to write the opening section where you will describe the setting in detail and introduce your main character.  Some of you will be introducing other characters at this point too, it will depend on your plan. I only want you to write this opening today. Tomorrow we will write the build up to the problem.

Task 3 - Spelling Shed

 Now spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed where this weeks spellings are set as an assignment - Words with endings 'shuhl' (cial) after a vowel letter.

Task 4 - Maths 

 This week we are going to do some revision on statistics. Today we will be reading and interpreting line graphs. Line graphs always show something that has or is happening over time, so each plot will show a change from the previous plot/time.

There are two tasks to complete on the file attached below.

I have attached as a Word doc and as a Pdf.

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Task 5 - TTRockstars and Numbots

 Now spend 20 minutes on each site - TTRockstars and Numbots to ensure your speed of recall remains consistent.

Task 6 - Religion

 In the Bible Jesus refers to himself as 'The Bread of Life'. Today we will consider what this actually means to us. Read the Bible verses on the PowerPoint below and then answer the questions on the fourth slide in full sentences.   

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Friday 26th February 2021

Good morning everyone. Thank you for continuing to work so hard.

I look forward to seeing you all on our Zoom at 2:30pm today  Make sure you have a pen and paper - we are going to try and solve some riddles.  If you have any you would like to test on us all have them with you too and I will try and get through as many as we can. 

Morning Prayers

Below is the link to our daily prayers like we do in school. 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/dp/dp-2021-02-15-22/

Task 1- Reading for Pleasure 

Head over to Purple Mash where I have set you the fifth and final chapter of our book, 'A Bit of a Hero', a short quiz and a book review to complete.

Task 2 - English

Today I would like you to plan your superhero story.  Click on the link below and watch the video which shows each step that you need to plan for. Then complete the sheet below with your planning ideas and any vocabulary you want to include. I have attached the planning sheet as a Word doc and as a Pdf.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxp2v4/articles/zhh992p 

 

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Task 3 - Spelling Shed

 Now spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed where this weeks spellings are set as an assignment - Words with unstressed vowel sounds.

Task 4 - Maths 

 Today I would like you to click on the link below and explore the maths games 'Daily 10'. You should select level 6 and then you can choose the next sections to practise your maths skills. Make sure you have a go at different aspects each time you complete 10 questions.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 

Task 5 - TTRockstars and Numbots

 Now spend 20 minutes on each site - TTRockstars and Numbots to ensure your speed of recall remains consistent.

Task 6 - Fun Friday!

 Now for some family time or time to relax away from a screen.

You may wish to do some baking or artwork or play a game.  You could relax and watch a film or get outside for some fresh air and exercise.

I shall see you on Zoom this afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend - only one more week of home learning to go! I can't wait to have you all back together in our classroom. 

Thursday 25th February 2021

Good morning everyone. Thank you for continuing to work so hard. 

Morning Prayers

Below is the link to our daily prayers like we do in school. 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/dp/dp-2021-02-15-22/

Task 1- Reading for Pleasure 

Head over to Purple Mash where I have set you the third and fourth chapters of our book, 'A Bit of a Hero', a short quiz and a task to complete which links to the book. I have set the third chapter again as some of you didn't get the chance to complete this with the technical issues we had yesterday. 

Task 2 - English

Today we will have a shorter English task as most of you will be catching up on reading both chapters of the book above, and completing two related tasks with that.

Today I want you to click on the link below where settings are explained in more detail on the short video. Then think about the character you created yesterday and think about if you were to write a story with your superhero character in it, 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn/articles/z8mqsrd 

What would the setting be?  Your choice today is to either write a description of your setting or to draw and label your setting (in detail).

Task 3 - Spelling Shed

 Now spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed where this weeks spellings are set as an assignment - Words with unstressed vowel sounds.

Task 4 - Maths 

 Today, on the PowerPoint below are two slides of missing operation problems to solve using BODMAS. 

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Task 5 - TTRockstars and Numbots

 Now spend 20 minutes on each site - TTRockstars and Numbots to ensure your speed of recall remains consistent.

Task 6 - Religion

 Today I would like you to reflect on Our Lord's Special Prayer, The Our Father.

Below is the prayer from the Bible, which can be found in Matthew 6:9-15. I would like you to read and think/discuss each line separately and think about its meaning and then answer the following questions in full sentences adding as much detail and explanation as you can.

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Religion Questions:

  • Why do you think the Christian family says this prayer before receiving Jesus in Holy Communion?
  • Which word or phrase means the most to you and why?
  • What challenges you most in the prayer and why?
  • What is Jesus teaching his followers: to give to God and to one another?
  • The prayer is often referred to as ‘the perfect prayer’, why do you think that is? 

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Happy Wednesday everyone. Keep up the hard work, I am very proud of you all!

Morning Prayers

Below is the link to our daily prayers like we do in school. 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/dp/dp-2021-02-15-22/

Task 1- Reading for Pleasure 

Head over to Purple Mash where I have set you the third chapter of our book, 'A Bit of a Hero', a short quiz and a task to complete which links to the book. 

Task 2 - English

Today we are going to create a character profile. Click on the link below where there are two short videos and three tasks to complete using personification. When you get to Activity 2 - you can create your own setting - it doesn't have to be in a school.  I would like your character to become your superhero in the next few lessons so think about the traits, personality and skills they might have. Will it be obvious that they have some super powers or will it be a hidden gift/talent that is only used when necessary?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zys3n9q 

Task 3 - Spelling Shed

 Now spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed where this weeks spellings are set as an assignment - Words with unstressed vowel sounds.

Task 4 - Maths 

 We will continue using and understanding BODMAS again today but will have a closer look at the O (orders) or sometimes this is referred to as an I (indices) which refers to further orders being used, such as squared or cubed numbers.  

Remember to square a number there will be a small number 2, this means multiply the number by itself. To cube a number there will be a small number 3, this means multiply the number by itself and then do it again.

In BODMAS you will need to complete the squaring or cubing of numbers first if they are inside the brackets.

Below are two tasks for you to have a go at.

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Task 5 - TTRockstars and Numbots

 Now spend 20 minutes on each site - TTRockstars and Numbots to ensure your speed of recall remains consistent.

Task 6 - History

 We have a new History topic for this half term - Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.

Our first lesson today will look at how, when and why the Vikings invaded Britain.

Read through the PowerPoint below and the complete the task.

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Tuesday 23rd February 2021

 Good morning everyone. A great first day back to home learning yesterday, well done, keep it up!

Morning Prayers

Below is the link to our daily prayers like we do in school. 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/dp/dp-2021-02-15-22/

Task 1- Reading for Pleasure 

Head over to Purple Mash where I have set you the second chapter of our new book, 'A Bit of a Hero', a short quiz and a task to complete which links to the book. 

Task 2 - English

Today we are going to have a closer look at personification. Click on the link below where there are two short videos and three tasks to complete using personification.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znnyhcw 

Task 3 - Spelling Shed

 Now spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed where this weeks spellings are set as an assignment - Words with unstressed vowel sounds.

Task 4 - Maths 

 We will continue using and understanding BODMAS today. Below are some questions to complete - remember if brackets are given, do those first and then follow the order of BODMAS. If no brackets are given use BODMAS straight away.

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Task 5 - TTRockstars and Numbots

 Now spend 20 minutes on each site - TTRockstars and Numbots to ensure your speed of recall remains consistent.

Task 6 - Science

 For the next couple of weeks we are going to focus on keeping our bodies healthy. To day we will learn about the circulatory system and how oxygen is circulated around our bodies to keep them running efficiently.

Click on the link below and watch the video lesson and then complete the worksheet section. 

https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/how-is-oxygen-transported-around-our-bodies-60vk6r 

Have a wonderful day.

Welcome to Year 6!

My name is Mrs Moreton and I am the Year 6 class teacher.

We are also very lucky to have Mrs Read as our teaching assistant.

We are both very excited to see all the children's wonderful smiles back in school. We fully understand that the children have been away from school for quite some time now but please do not worry. We may have to adapt to perhaps a new school routine but we are a family here at St Peter's and we will do this together! 

This page will be regularly updated with key information and will also give you an insight into what the children have been learning in class. We have lots of great topics ahead so please keep on looking to celebrate the children's work and successes over the year,

If anyone needs to get in contact with myself at any time you can send in a note, email year6@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk or ring the school office and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.  

Mrs Moreton & Mrs Read 

Class Information

Times of Day

Children should arrive between 8.50am and 9.00am using the main entrance.   Children will leave school at 3.20pm, via the front playground.             

Reading Books

These will be handed out each Monday, with a record kept in school of the books which children have read.

We ask that books are returned on a Friday so they can be quarantined over the weekend.

We strongly recommend that children read for at least ten minutes each day.  If your child will require more than one reading book for the week, they just need to let me know each Monday.

We strongly recommend additional online reading books, you can do               so on the Oxford Owl website, using the following details:                         https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?selLanguage=en&mode=hub                                                                                                                       

My class login: Username: year6stpeters     Password: books6

Homework

Homework will be set each Monday and is due for return on Friday. Children are asked to compete:

  • One Mental Maths Test per week;
  • One section of spelling per week (in order of the booklets)
  • Access their online learning apps - Times Tables Rockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed
  • They can also still choose any aspect of learning on Purple Mash and in future, additional tasks may be set on here as 2do's but the children will know when this has been set.

Spellings

Spelling rules will be practised throughout the week, with a test taking place each Friday.

The following site will also be used to support spelling. Children can access this at home. https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

PE Lessons

PE will be on a Thursday afternoon.

Children can wear their PE kit to school on these days of the week. 

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AUTUMN 2


Christmas Party Day

Today we celebrated Christmas in true St. Peter’s style! We had lots of games and quizzes and even a dance!
Kindness was shared through Secret Santa which everyone thoroughly enjoyed - thank you to everyone for sharing this moment with each other and for being so kind and generous.

Merry Christmas everyone!
May hope, love, joy and peace be with you all. 

CAFOD GIFTS

Well done Year 6, you have raised such a great amount of money for CAFOD this Christmas through our weekly game of bingo and sacrificed a Christmas present for yourselves to help those in need.
Today the children chose which gifts they wanted to purchase and as a class agreed on the following items.
We are so proud of your selflessness, your actions will truly make a difference to other people’s’ lives. 
Well done! 

Science Investigation

 Over the past two weeks in science we have been studying different types of birds and their beaks. All birds have a beak or bill that they use to eat, preen and build nests. However beaks come in many different shapes and sizes. A birds beak gives us an idea as to what they eat.

Our investigation question was to find out which food would be the easiest to pick up using different pieces of equipment.. we used 4 different types of food: rice, broken spaghetti, peppercorns and raisins.. The equipment we used to pick up the food were: twizzers, bulldog clips, chopsticks and cocktail sticks.

The children had so much fun and we finished the lesson by  making bird feeders that will be hung from the trees in the playground.

Science

During our science lessons we have been learning all about light an how we see things. Today’s focus was about reflections and how mirrors reflect light and different objects. The children made a periscope and used them in class to see things.

 

Art - Line Drawing Techniques

During our art lessons we have been exploring the range of effects we can make by just using lines and different pencil tones.  After exploring, we chose an animal and were only given half of the image. We then had to complete the other half using only our line techniques.  We are really pleased with the outcomes. Some children moved onto other images and tried using charcoal. 
We hope you like our work as much as we do! 

AUTUMN 1

Andy Goldsworthy

Today we learnt about the British Artist Andy Goldsworthy. We looked at pieces of his artwork and learnt how he only uses elements of the natural environment, photographs his temporary works and sometimes watches his work decompose or change due to the natural environment.
 Below are some pictures of our creations in his style.

World Space Week 

This week we learnt about satellites. We thought about what we can see when we look up at the night sky - stars. This moved us onto studying star constellations. We chose our favourites in the northern hemisphere and then made a star gazer including our favourite constellations.

Artwork 

As part of our topic on natural disasters, we have been reading a book where a tsunami as just occurred. Linking to this we have studied the artwork of Hokusai - The Great Wave and imitated this. First we produced a pencil drawing and then moved onto paint. 
We hope you like our work.