Year 6

Please see below for information for the return of Year 6.

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Monday 6th July

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Please click on the links below for the printable home learning pack for this week.
Keep smiling, we are so proud of you!

Year 6 Home Learning Booklet 6th July

Year 6 Parent Guidance 6th July

Friday 3rd July

 Next week looks like a very exciting week! Waterstones children's Laureate has launched a 'creative summer camp'. Starting on Monday 6th July, there will be a timetable of exciting creative activities to follow throughout the week. From illustrations, to creative writing to performance poetry, this seems like an exciting line-up! Please see the link below for details:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/news/news-2020/creativity-has-never-been-more-important-childrens-laureate-cressida-cowell-launches-creative-summer-camp/

Monday 29th June

 Good morning everyone and happy St Peter's day.

Today is St Peter's day and if we were in school we would be celebrating our patron saint. Unfortunately we cannot all be together but I have attached a ppt all about St Peter for you to look at and at the end are some activities you might want to try. 

Please send me any photographs of work you have done. 

Have a lovely day!

St Peter Powerpoint

story cube

St Peter picture 

Monday 29th June

This week please try to access the BBC Bitesize daily lessons. They cover everything you are missing in school!

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

If you prefer paper based work then please download this week's home learning.

Year 6 Home Learning booklet 29th June

Year 6 Parent Guidance booklet 29th June

Monday 22nd June

 Good morning everyone, I hope you are all safe, happy and well.
It was lovely to speak to some of you and your parents last week.
If I haven’t yet spoken to you I will be doing more this week too.

This week please try to access the BBC Bitesize daily lessons. They cover everything you are missing in school!

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

If you prefer paper based work then please download this week's home learning.

Year 6 Home Learning booklet 22nd June

Year 6 Parent Guidance 22nd June

Thursday 11th June

Well done to Oliver who has been working hard using the BBC Bitesize online lessons.
Why not have a go yourself?

                     See the source imageTuesday 9th June - READING CHALLENGE! See the source image

Please see the link below for a letter detailing the Summer Reading Challenge and how to enter and access. We have some amazing readers in our school, so we are very excited about this! 

Summer Reading Challenge Letter

Monday 8th June

 Welcome back everyone - your final year as a Year 6!

.I hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready to get back to work.  Don’t forget to send me updates of what you have been doing over the half term - you can do this on the blog in Purple Mash or on our class email.

I have added new work to PurpleMash so please continue to complete this.
The children who have been coming to school have been doing the BBC Bitesize lessons everyday so why not do these in the morning and then maybe Purplemash in the afternoon?

Please email me using our class email or on purple mash if you have any problems with your learning or if you just want a chat.

Year6@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Moreton x

 

JK Rowling's "The Ickabog" Illustration Competition!

JK Rowling (Author of the Harry Potter series) is currently writing a new book! She is releasing a few chapters (for you to read for free!) online every few days. She is also running an illustration competition. This runs from 28th May and closes on 17th July. Children aged between 7-12 years can enter via the weblink below. Winning entries have a chance of being published in the real book! Imagine that! We have some amazingly talented artists in our school, so this is very exciting! For more information on how to enter, please see the link below.

https://www.theickabog.com/info/the-ickabog-illustration-competition-is-launched/ 

You can also tweet your ideas to #TheIckabog ... JK Rowling might even comment on it! 

Friday 22nd May

Well done Year 6 for all of the hard work you have completed over the last 10 weeks. It has been lovely to see your pictures and chat to you over our blog, you have been fantastic!

Next week and the week after are half term. I will not be setting additional work on Purplemash so you can have a rest, but if you do get up to anything interesting, don’t forget you can still send your pictures to our class email or blog. 

New work will be added from 8th June. 

I hope you have a lovely half term.

Be good, stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Moreton

Timetables Rockstars

Well done to the boys this week - you have won the battle! 

Thursday 21st May

 Well done to Zac and his family who have had an amazing Science Day at home! 

Zac began the day by sorting and labelling a life sized child skeleton print out and then did the same with the internal organs. He then conducted an experiment from a science activity box he had ordered.  Next, Zac used a fluorescien capsule, vegetable oil , tepid water and red food colouring.

He began by placing the fluorescien capsule in the tepid water and watching as it slowly reacted with the water from orange-red to bright yellow. He then mixed the food colouring with the vegetable oil to make a fake blood. Once the water had cooled with the fluorescien capsule fully dissolved, Zac added the fake blood mixture to it. He observed that the yellow water and fake blood did not mix, the oily blood floated on the surface,  the red dye dissolved more in the water so he could see tiny bubbles of red dye dissolving into the yellow water where the layers met like drops of blood popping.

This sounds fantastic and very technical Zac, well done! 

Tap the images below to enlarge them.

Monday 18th May

Good morning Year 6,

Well done for continuing to work hard, I am so proud of all the work you have been doing. I know how hard it is to do all this without your friends but please keep on going.

SATS would all be over and done with now so give yourselves a big pat on the back for all of the hard work and revision you put into preparing for them! 

I have attached First News Newspaper - the children's newspaper we read in school and have in the library.

Please try to read and enjoy it, the articles are very interesting. You will learn new things as well as improve your reading and writing.

Stay safe,

Mrs Moreton

National Book Token Competition.

Encourage your children to create a fabulous National Book Token design while they're learning from home, and they could return to school with National Book Tokens for all! Whether it's their school crest doodled in ink, a pencil drawing of the entire class, or something completely different, we'll choose one child's design to put on a National Book Tokens gift card every week for seven weeks.

When schools open up again, the young designer and their classmates will each receive a £10 National Book Token – emblazoned with the winning artwork – to inspire them to choose their next favourite book from their local bookshop.

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 28th June 2020. 

Please click on the link below for further information and to download a design sheet.

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/create-a-national-book-token-for-your-class?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=create&utm_campaign=create

Timetables Rockstars

Last weeks battle was won by the girls! Well done!

Another battle is live until Friday- boys vs girls. Enjoy! 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TTRS

Hi Everyone,

Times tables rockstars got in touch with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS about how fast some of their times tables rockers are getting.

They have a new challenge- "the highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars in one minute!"

The highest scores they have seen over the years have been 150+ in a single Studio game so we know the standard for this global title will be high. 

 

Please send the video to Year6@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk or Year5H@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk and we will send St Peter’s quickest rockers to TTRS by 4th June 2020.

 

To enter there are a few rules to follow.

1.    The attempt must take place in a Studio game.

2.    The attempt may take place on any of the following compatible devices:

o    Desktop computer

o    Laptop computer

o    Tablet

o    Phone

3.    The video must adhere to the following:

o    Show the player clearly playing, i.e. hand(s) physically entering numbers on the input device.

o    Show the back of the player's head or profile to see roughly who they are (just the person’s arm and screen isn’t enough, for example).

o    Show the score and timer clearly.

o    Show the start and end of the game, including a clear shot of the end of game score screen.

o    Be filmed in one take and unedited. No filters, effects, overlays, backing music are allowed. Turn your phone/table/computer on mute.

4.    The game needs to have saved on the TTRS database.

Good luck!

Friday 15th May

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

We now have a class log in for Oxford Owl. This is a great resource, with a range of reading books that are book banded just like the ones we have in school.

Simply click "my class log in", then enter the following details:

User: Year6StPeters

Password: books6

Wednesday 13th May

Well done to Oliver who has worked hard to show his appreciation to the wonderful work our nurses do and to find out more about Florence Nightingale. 

Tuesday 12th May

Today is Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday.  It is marked by International Nurses day.

On this day we celebrate the wonderful work which nurses do.  It is especially poignant this year as nurses have been working so hard for us.

This week I would like you to either research the wonderful work of Florence Nightingale or write a letter to the nurses thanking them for all they do for us. You can either send me your work to post on this page or, if you know a nurse send him/ her your letter.

You could also create a Thank-you poster for nurses  to put in your window !

Click the link below for an interesting podcast all about Florence Nightingale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2cnCPOBdxo

 

Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone, today would have been our first morning having breakfast together (well toast, biscuits and juice). This would have been every morning this week so enjoy having your breakfasts at home and toast yourselves on all the hard work you put in to prepare for the tests - you would have smashed them!!

Enjoy this week and stay safe with your families.

Hope to see you all soon.

Love

Mrs Moreton 

Monday 11th May

Well done to Lily who was set a task by her mum to create an information poster all about tooth decay.  

As you can see she succeeded!

Thursday 7th May

Well done to Sam, Luca and Oliver for their excellent information and newspaper report on VE Day. 

Wednesday 6th May

Well done to Niamh M who has been working really hard making her own bunting to celebrate VE Day.  

Well done Niamh, it’s amazing! 

Musical Challenge

Monday 4th May

Hello Year 6!

Well done to Lily who has been baking a wonderful cake for the ‘bake-off’ competition. 

It’s great to see the learning that continues to go on at home! Keep the photos coming and I will upload them on here for us all to see. 

Monday 4th May

On Friday 8th May it is VE day. I have attached some links below for you to research the event.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/75th-anniversary-ve-day

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4813-ve-day-resource-pack

It would be lovely if you could create a picture or a piece of writing about the day which you could email me.

Wednesday 29th April

Good afternoon Year 6!

Well done to Oliver who has taken our online learning further by researching and creating a timeline all about the Victorians.

It’s great to see the learning that continues to go on at home! Keep the photos coming and I will upload them on here for us all to see. 

ROCHDALE READS COMPETITION

BAKE OFF!

Cake Challenge!

St Peter’s is holding its very own online Bake Off Challenge.

All you have to do is some baking. You can make anything you like, rice crispy treats, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits the possibilities are endless. Most importantly,  just have fun!

There is no theme, you may decorate your cakes entirely how you would like, so use your imagination and skills to create your own masterpiece!

Please send a photo of your entry to year1@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk by Monday 4th May 2020.

(If you do not want a photo of your child going on the school website please only send a photo of your cupcakes)

The best part is you and your family get to enjoy your cakes together . . . once you have taken a photo!

 

Have fun baking!

p.s even the teachers are going to have a go!

Hello Year 6,

I hope you and your families are all well and have had a lovely Easter. I hope you are all staying at home and staying safe. I am really missing you.

I am so pleased that some of you have been working hard using Purple Mash. I have added new work to complete this week. Please send me some messages either via Purple Mash Blog or email. It would really cheer me up!

We are very lucky this week as BBC Bitesize are doing online lessons everyday. Please try to do these lessons and the follow up activities. They will keep your brains nice and active. As well as all this try to do some maths activities -see below for links.

In history this summer term we were going to begin learning about how the Victorians enabled seaside holidays to begin through their construction of the railway system. It would be really good if you could research this and find out other things too that the Victorians did for us. You could create a project on the subject - you could research on google and then write about different topics linked to the Victorians e.g school, homes, clothes, jobs etc. You could include drawings and writing. These would be wonderful to look at when we return to school. 

I am really looking forward to seeing you all. Take care and if you have any problems you can always email me on our class email - year6@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk

Love

Mrs Moreton

Tuesday 21st April

A company called Collins has made their revision books free as PDF's viewable online and offline once downloaded. Please see the downloads below.  

https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home-free-ks1-ks2-study-books-for-maths-english   

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Monday 20th April

Hello Year 6,

I have started a Year 6 class blog on Purple Mash so that we can share news, celebrate work and keep in touch. I will be asked to approve all messages that go on the blog to ensure they are kind and good natured which I know they will be from you anyway. It is a safe way of us communicating as a class. It can be found in the 'sharing' tab on Purple Mash. You can create your own blogs too, for example, you might like to keep a blog like an online diary and write down what you have been doing and how you are feeling, it might be a good way to deal with some of the emotions you are going through at the minute due to the Coronavirus.  

I miss you all very much and hope to see you soon.

Mrs Moreton

Monday 20th April

Oak National Academy

This online virtual school, backed by the government, contains daily video lessons for each year group, covering a range of subjects including daily Maths and English. You can choose to follow the scheduled lessons or search for a particular subject if you prefer.

Each lesson includes work to be completed independently.

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

Making Music at home.

This website has created weekly musical activities for children. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. A perfect, simple and easy way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music at this time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382 

Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer

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

 

Maths learning at home

The NCETM have created some great, video maths lessons and resources for children to access online learning whilst schools are closed.  Just follow the link, select your relevant Key Stage and work through the lessons in order. 

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54454

The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

COMPETITION - EASTER GARDEN

To see our competition winners please go to the Religious Education page and look at The Liturgical Year page. Well done to all who entered.

 The Secretary of State for Education announced on Wednesday 18th March that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this includes the Year 6 SATs.

Questions about the Coronavirus book

The Grufallo illustrator Axel Scheffler has teamed up with experts to create a free book to explain what the Coronavirus is for children. It aims to answer questions for children between five to nine year olds and help them to understand what they are going through right now. 

Covid-19 TIME CAPSULE
We are all living through history. Here is something to use to remember it. We can create a keepsake of this time for us to look back on. Print it off and fill it in :)

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Keep safe and look after one another!

Please make sure you all log into Purple Mash.

I have set some 2Dos for you to complete.

Please also use TTRockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed.

(IDL also for those who use it)

Below are a few websites which are useful during school closure.

 

TWINKL- Free educational resources

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

TWINKL have created a code for parents to access all TWINKL resources for free for one month from the day the account is created. You just need to visit the above link, create your own account using an email address and insert the code UKTWINKLHELPS

They have a number of really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. Their dedicated Parents' Hub contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.

 

Reading- Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

As a parent/guardian, you can sign up for free to the Oxford website and will gain access to their full eBook library (which has over 100 eBooks). These books can be used alongside any other reading books the children may have at home. More information will be coming regarding the use of this website.

 

English- Writing

Pobble 365

http://www.pobble365.com/

The above link will take you to the Pobble 365 website. There will be a picture on the homepage each day as a stimulus for writing. There are questions underneath about the picture to get creativity flowing and a suggested genre of writing for children to do. All past pictures are available from the calendar under 'Pick a day'.

 

Maths

https://myminimaths.co.uk/

This is a great site for fluency in maths for Years 3-6. There are many resources with arithmetic questions based on previous SATs test papers and YouTube videos associated with some of the content to guide children through.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Fun educational resources available for 3 years old to 11 years old

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/

Crickweb- free online education resources and games available from Early Years- Year 6.

 

http://www.ictgames.com/

ICT Games- a tablet and desktop friendly free resource to support primary-aged children in maths and English.

 

Phonics

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

PhonicsPlay is currently free to use. Children can use the site at home without parents needing to subscribe. All you need to do is log on using the following details:

Username: march20 Password: home

 

Coding

https://hourofcode.com/uk

Children will be familiar with this website which gets them engaged in computer science. Tutorials are available and children work through at their own pace. The games Lightbot and Angry Birds are a favourite!

MATHS FACTOR!

Maths factor is an online maths resource for children 4- 12 years old. The resource is currently free due to Covid 19. Register for free and your child will have access to daily maths sessions and games.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Welcome to St Peter's Year 6.

My name is Mrs Moreton and I am the Year 6 teacher. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Read. We work together as a team to make sure every day in school is as enjoyable for the Year 6 children as we can possibly can. We will also be doing lots of sports lessons with Mr Lord and music with Mrs Reynolds.

We are looking forward to getting to know your children and watching their development this year.

 Please keep a close watch on this page for new photographs and snap-shots jof your children's wonderful work and learning!

Key Dates

PE will be on Monday’s and Thursdays, but please make sure children have their PE kits in school everyday, as they might sometimes get an extra session!

Please make sure children read every night at home and their reading record is signed and brought into school every day. Children are able to change their books as soon as they complete them. 

Please make sure children access "Times Tables Rockstars" as often as possible each week.  Their password is stuck to the front of their reading record.

Year 6 children are also encouraged to revise independently any aspects they feel they need to in addition to weekly homework tasks. Homework will be given on Friday and collected in on Wednesday.

If you have any queries or questions at any time, please come into school and see us. 

 Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Moreton and Mrs Read.

 

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British Science Week

This week we have been celebrating British Science Week by focusing on diversity in our world.  We have investigated ‘Why do birds have different types of beaks.’

First we studied different types of birds, looked at their beaks and found out what they eat and where they live. Next we used a range of instruments to mimic types of beaks and investigated the types of foods each beak could handle the easiest.

Finally we made some bird feeders and placed them in our school grounds so that we can observe the types of birds who feed off them.  Hopefully we will be able to observe and photograph some of them. 

World Book Day

As this year is ‘The Year of The Word’, our theme for World Book Day was Bible stories. We had a wonderful time talking about who we had dressed up as from the Bible and in our learning focused on the Gospel of Matthew. We chose to focus on Jesus healing and teaching and reflected on how we can learn and behave as He did.

We had a great day!

Did you know the Bible is the best selling book of all time?!

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Maya Masks

In History we have been learning about the Maya Civilisation and how they had masks for events, battles and death. We studied each individually and then designed one of our own. After designing we explored techniques we could create using a range of media and collage effects instead of just painting them. we then made them using papier-mâché and decorated as we had designed.

Smoothies

As part of our D + T work we have designed, written instructions, made and evaluated smoothies.  We have linked these with our topic theme in science and how we can keep our bodies healthy.

We thoroughly enjoyed designing and making them and they tasted delicious. 

To develop this further we have designed persuasive advertisement posters and have recorded and edited a radio advert. Next we will produce a mini-movie and put our voice over with it to promote our product.

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Cafod Christmas Gifts

As part of our Religion we have been discussing expectations. We linked part of this to ourselves and our expectations at this time of year. We reflected on  how fortunate we are and decided that we could give some gifts to others intead of receiving.

Over the last two weeks we have played one game of 10p bingo per day to raise money to buy Cafod Gifts. Instead of buying us gifts for Christmas, Mrs Moreton and Mrs Read contributed what they would have spent on us and we would also like to thanks our parents who also contributed bingo prizes.

Our grand total over two weeks came to £71. 

Below are the gifts we chose to buy.

Christmas Party Day

Today we celebrated our last Christmas Party at St. Peter’s. We had a great afternoon playing bingo, pass the parcel, musical statues, a visit from Santa, party food and secret Santa! A great time was had by all!

Aboriginal Art

We have been working hard to develop our sketch books and try out a range of techniques to create different effects that reflect Aboriginal Art. We are working hard to try and include our voice against our work to show our thoughts and reasoning Against each technique.

Learning With Our Buddies

We have been getting to know our buddies a bit better this week. We have been helping our friends in EYFS to learn about the Nativity. Talking to them about their Nativity performance has really helped to develop their CLL skills and our confidence. We really enjoyed having the opportunity to support the Reception children 1-1 with their writing about the Nativity. Reading a book with them and helping to develop their football and climbing skills was also a moment to remember! We enjoy having such an important responsibility and can’t wait to spend valuable time with our buddies again very soon!

Tom Gates Live

Today we visited Manchester's Opera House to watch a live version of the books which many of our children are familiar with. Tom Gates Live brought all of his doodling magic to life in a fun 2-hour tale about Tom, his family and friends.

This week’s homework is to record our weekends events ‘Tom Gates’ style. Take a look at our work below.

Bikeability

This week we have been learning about safety on our bikes.  First we had to complete Level 1 assessments on the school playground - this involved safety checks, mounting and dismounting, balance, turning and signalling.

After this we were able to progress onto Level 2 which meant we were able to go out onto the local roads. We learnt to mount and dismount in the gutter of the road, primary and secondary road positions, how to ride around parked cars, major and minor roads, including right of way, right and left turns and finally snaking back to school.

We have had a wonderful couple of days and have learnt so much.

We received excellent feedback from our instructors.

Anti-bullying Week

During this week we have been discussing the different forms of bullying and have linked these to different scenarios. We then empathised with fictional characters who were experiencing bullying and discussed their feelings and actions that should be taken.  We recognised that we need to be vigilant and all have a responsibility to help and support others.

Remembrance Day

Year 6 and Year 2 walked to the Cenotaph today to pay our respects to all those who lost their lives serving in the war. The children delivered a beautiful assembly of reflective readings and prayers, served a two minute silence and sang a hymn to prayer for love and peace in our world.  They all represented our school fantastically and we are very proud of them. 

Art/Sculpture  - Andy Goldsworthy

We have been studying the work of Andy Goldsworthy, (born July 26, 1956, Cheshire, England), a British sculptor, land artist, and photographer known for his works created outdoors from natural materials found on-site.

Growing up in Yorkshire; England, Goldsworthy worked as a farm labourer when not in school. That work fostered an interest in nature, the cycles of the seasons, and the outdoors. We used only natural elements we could find in our outdoors areas around school to imitate his work. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring and creating.

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Judaism Talk

This week we have been learning about the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) celebration in Religion.

Today we were very lucky to have two visitors who discussed semitism with us and taught us more about some of the customs of their faith.

Wear Red for Racism Day

Year 6 delivered an assembly all about diversity and discrimination in our society. They explained what this means and how we can be an upstander instead of a bystander. We have used the Bible to find references to when God promotes equality and shared some of these with the whole school. Through bidding prayers we asked God to help and support us to keep promoting equality in our world. We led a whole school meditation to reflect on our learning and to help us be inspired to be an upstander.

Crucial Crew

We had a great morning at Crucial Crew held at Rochdale Football Club. We learnt all about how to keep ourselves healthy and how to stay safe online. We also learnt about safety on railways and tram lines from Greater Manchester Transport Police. Most of the children were shocked to learn that a criminal record can be obtained from the age of 10! 

Poetry Recital

 Infront of the whole school, Year 6 performed

The Sound Collector by Roger McGough.

They performed the poem in unison including sounds and actions. They did a great job and made me very proud.

Well done Year 6!

Useful educational links:

In this unprecedented time of church and school closures, Ten Ten is offering all schools and their families the opportunity to access FREE prayer resources for the home.