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Year 6

Spellings - Test 10th March

School Closure - Year 6 Information

 

Dear Pupils and Parents,

 

Firstly, happy new year!  I was hoping (and planning) to be able to say this in person but unfortunately we find ourselves in lockdown once again.  This time we are at least a bit better prepared for learning online.  

 

We will be using a three platforms for you to be able to access information about your learning.  They are: the class page (this one!), Microsoft Teams and Class Dojo.

 

- The class page will be a valuable resource for key information and links to your learning as well as any updates.  I will try and copy any information from this page into Class Dojo as well to avoid missing anything.

 

- Class Dojo is a platform which enables you to access the learning that has been set, upload documents pictures or videos of the work you've done; and also for me to be able to communicate or feedback about your learning.  It is accessible on computers AND tablets/phones.  This is an easy way to take a picture of your work to upload.

 

Microsoft Teams will allow us to have a daily 'tutor meeting' which you will login into live so we can catch up and chat about your work, answer any questions and feedback about how things are going.  This is currently scheduled for 10am each day.

 

I will be setting approximately 3 hours worth of work per day.  This will be maths, English and one other subject.  Some of you may be quicker or slower with your pace - that is fine.  Take your time and complete the tasks to the best of your ability (you'd be in school much longer than 3 hours each day!).

 

There will undoubtedly be some technical issues and teething problems as we get this started but I am confident it will become smoother as we get used to it.  If you can't get online or into the meetings, or you have some technical difficulties, please don't worry!  I know this is a challenging time and I just ask you to try your best! 

 

If you have any questions please use this email as your first point of contact regarding the online learning, rather than the school office:

 

year6teacher@thorpe-lea.surrey.sch.uk

 

Stay safe and I hope to see you online tomorrow morning at 10am.

 

Mr Collin smiley

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Hello and welcome to Year 6 at Thorpe Lea.  I hope that over the last few days you have started to feel settled in your new classroom and ready for the challenges ahead.  It has been a very unusual year so far with lots of unexpected changes.  I hope that this term we can get back to our normal routines as best as possible while making sure everyone is vigilant and safe. 

 

We have lots of exciting things planned in our curriculum and the new timetable means that we will be able to enjoy a real variety of subjects. This term we will be focusing on Ancient Greece in our history topic - we kick things of by making some Greek pottery in our DT lessons.  In science and Geography we will look at our changing world and the very relevant issue of global warming. 

 

Below is our subject overview for the entire year if you like to plan ahead. 

 

I will update this page as regularly as I can with useful information about school and our curriculum, however, if you have any questions then please do get in touch.

 

I look forward to getting to know you all over the coming year.

Mr Collin  

 

 

PE is on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY.  Don't forget to come in to school in your PE kit. 

 

 

 

Yr 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Science

Our Changing World

The Nature Library

Body Pump/ Body Health

Light Up Your World

Everything Changes

Danger Low Voltage

Computing

E-Safety

BBC

micro bits

 

Coding

We are App planners

We are App Designers

Publisher

Marketing Campaign

Creating Social Media Profiles

Art

Sketching / murals

Making Ceramic Poppies

Tudor Rose

Picasso

Banksy

Portraits (self and of inventors)

DT

Greek Pottery and Sculpture

Model Trenches

The Globe Theatre

Chocolate (designing a bar)

Sustainable Packaging

Designing a board game (Link to circuits)

Geography

Global Warning/Climate Change

Modern Day Europe

Tudor Explorers

South America (The Amazon)

Our World and the Future

Climate Change

History

Ancient Greece

Impact of War

(WW1)

Tudors

Mayans

Impact of War

(WW2)

Inventors (Eddison)

Music

I’ll be there

Classroom Jazz 2

A New Year Carol

Happy

You’ve got a friend

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

RE

What helps Hindus to worship?

How is God three – and yet one?

 

What do the Gospels say about the birth of Jesus – and why is it ‘good news’?

Adam, Eve, Christmas, Easter: What are the connections?

Did Jesus have to die?

What is the ‘Buddhist way of life’?

How can churches help us to understand Christian belief?

PSHE

Say no!

It’s our world

 

Who Likes Chocolate?

People Around Us

Money Matters

RSE

PE

Netball

 

Martial Arts Dance

Football

 

Gymnastics

Tag Rugby

 

Stretching and Movement

Quicksticks

 

Dance

Tennis

 

Gymnastics

Athletics

 

Self Defence

French

Bon Appétit

Je suis le musician

En Route pour l’école

Scéne de plage

Le retour du printemps

Les planétes

 

Revision Guides and Useful Information

People often ask appropriate practice and revision materials for the SATs in May.  There are a lot of really good resources out there which are easily accessible. Just make sure they are up to date for the current curriculum and relevant for KS2.  Here are a few examples:

 

CGP Maths SATs Revision Guide

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maths-Targeted-SATs-Revision-Book/dp/1782944192/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=ks2+sats+cgp&qid=1573059747&sr=8-19

 

CGP English Study Book - useful for grammar revision in particular.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/English-SATS-Revision-Book-tests/dp/1841461504/ref=sr_1_20?keywords=ks2+sats+cgp&qid=1573060306&sr=8-20

 

CGP Maths SAT Buster Practice Tests

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KS2-Maths-SAT-Buster-10-Minute/dp/1782942408/ref=sr_1_17?keywords=ks2+sats+cgp&qid=1573060306&sr=8-17

 

Letts KS2 Comprehension Practice Workbook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Comprehension-Topic-Practice-Workbook/dp/0008294178/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=ks2+year+6+comprehension&qid=1573060567&sr=8-14

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

 

I have provided some ideas for how to help support your child at home to enable them to acquire the skills they will need here at Thorpe Lea and beyond.  I have included documents about supporting your child in reading, writing and with their speaking and listening skills. It is so important that home and school work together to help children reach their full potential so I hope this will provide few ideas about how this can be achieved.

 

Please let me know if you have found this useful or have any further questions.

 

Helping your child to read with greater understanding

Supporting your child with practical every day maths skills

Helping your child through questioning

Developing advanced Speaking and Listening skills with your child

Encouraging your child to write with freedom

Additional Online Maths and Literacy Programmes

 

Web Links for SATS preparation

 

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