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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Hi, Year 6 children and parents/carers! We hope that everybody is safe and well at home. We know that this is a strange time and that you may be feeling worried, anxious or upset. But we WILL come through this challenging period if we all work together and follow the government’s advice on and hand washing and social distancing. Remember, singing the Happy Birthday song twice whilst washing your hands is the best way to keep everybody safe.

 

Contacting us

Miss Kelsey, Mr Fellows, all of the Year 6 team (and Chewy) are all here to support you every step of the way. Both children and parents can email us at:

class13@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk

class14@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk

 

Your emails do not just have to be about the work that we are setting, you can contact us if you’re feeling worried, or you need to talk about something. We are here to help! Please put the child’s initials and the subject that it is relating to in the subject line of the email. E.g to submit art work from Abbie Edis, put A.E –Art work in the subject line.

 

About the daily work

We will be setting you:

  • a Mathletics task and 30 minutes of Live Mathletics each day;
  • a Spellodrome task and 30 minute of Live Spellodrome each day;
  • read a few pages or a chapter of your book and send us your journaling;
  • two additional tasks each day, which could be Art, English, Music, Maths or any of our other subjects.

 

We would like you to email us with your completed work. This could mean typed work or a photo of work that you have done on paper. We will be putting the best examples on the website throughout the week and we will be doing “celebration assembly” via the website on Friday afternoon to showcase the most amazing work received.

 

Also, as well as your school work, if you do something else amazing at home- a piece of art, some baking or even helping your grown-ups putting out the bins, we’d like to know about that too; you’re all very mature and hardworking young people- you need to help your grown-ups too!

 

Finally, we want to assure you that we WILL all meet again; even if schools don’t reopen before the Summer, we WILL get everybody together when the government restrictions are lifted. This is not the end!

Remember, children and parents/carers –we’re here to help J

Stay safe and we’ll see you all soon!

 

Mr Fellows, Miss Kelsey and the Year 6 Team 

Corey's Free Choice Friday - Demons by Imagine Dragons played brilliantly on the keyboard

Join the Rainbow Trail with Ava-leigh!

Year 6's incredible Free Choice Friday work - we've been blown away by your creativity and independence!

Lenesha and her family thanking the NHS! A huge whoosh to everybody involved in the fight against Corona!

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Iestyn's incredible rap!

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Friday 27th March - Year 6 daily work!

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Text of Friday 27th March challenges - use the clickable links below (We hope you enjoy it!)

 

Subject: P.H.S.E

Join the rainbow trail with Ava-Leigh!

All over the country, thousands of children have drawn, coloured, painted or collaged rainbows and wrote positive messages like stay safe and thank you to the NHS on them. Children are then sticking them in their windows to spread the positive vibes. After being inspired by Ava-Leigh’s rainbow, we’d like Year 6 to join in! Make sure you send a picture of your rainbow to us and we’ll put them together into a Year 6 rainbow trail! Want inspiration? Click here: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/33-rainbow-trail-pictures-made-17970553

 

Subject: Your choice!  It's Free Choice Friday!

 

Create a piece of work that you are proud of!

Today’s learning task is a little bit different – we want YOU to take control of your learning.

We would like you produce a piece of work about something that you are interested in or passionate about.

Here are a few ideas of possibilities, but we want you to be creative and independent learners and show us what you can do!

 

Research and create a biography about your favourite football player (or favourite famous person.
Find out more about your favourite topic/subject that we’ve done at school this year- create a fact file.
Research the history of a club that you belong to or support. This could be Girl Guides, your Karate club or even The Wolves
Write a poem or a diary about being at home and away from school – show us how have felt this week.
Create a newspaper report showing how Covid-19 is affecting children.
Draw what you can see from your window.
Make something.
Cook or prepare something
Sew up a hole in a sock
Practice and learn a new skill- send us a video or a photo of what you did.
 Build a den

We want YOU to take control and write/draw/research or make something extraordinary that you are proud of!

All always, we’ll be showcasing what we receive in the Year 6 area of the website.

 

Thursday 26th March - amazing work!

Harry's amazing rap video - it deserves a section by itself!

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Thursday 26th March- Year 6 Daily Work

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Text versions of today's tasks - all the links are "clickable" below

Maths:

Start by answering questions 1, 2 and 3 (above.)

4. Follow the link to watch “Math of the day” –Match of the day maths. Try to answer the questions the team ask.

Going further: Can you answer each question within 30 seconds?

 

Pitch percentages:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znjqtfr/articles/zsgwq6f

 

Finding it tricky: re-cap percentages here:

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

 

Music and English:

Create a rap about handwashing (linking to our music project last half term.) Don’t worry too much about a beat, although if you wish to use the beat box that we used in class, the link is here https://www.incredibox.com/ Unfortunately, it’s only available free on laptops L However,  it is the text of the rap that we are most interested in. These is also a classic “old skoolrap beat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxR0wa5GYCA

Going further- can you make it rhyme?

Wednesday's amazing work - well done everybody!

Wednesday 25th March - Year 6 daily work

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Text of Wednesday's tasks- you can follow the links by clicking below:

 

English:

Imagine you are standing here on the edge of the volcano:

Write a sensory description (a descriptive paragraph or two about it.)

Try to include:

Similes and metaphor

Expanded noun phrases

Sensory words- see, hear touch smell, taste

Subordinate clause sentences (Opening with a subordinating conjunction- ISAWAWABAB)

Emotions

 Going further:

Can you have a theme running throughout your description? (Like we did with Nowhere Emporium (e.g demons or Hell fire…)

 

Really push yourself – half a page to a page please!

If you’re really stuck, there are some short descriptions here https://www.descriptionari.com/quotes/volcano/

 

PE:

You don’t need to send evidence for this!

Open the windows, put the volume up on your device, get your grown-ups and siblings (if they are able to) and have a go at this Just Dance video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izMJDiHQBH0&safe=active

Or try a Joe Wicks video

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Then:

Do a physical job for your grown-ups- e.g. hoovering, washing up, hanging out washing etc. We will be checking on what you did to be helpful :)

 

David Walliams live:

Not a compulsory task but very cool: David Walliams is reading a story live, everyday at 11am. Why not listen in to the story and journal it? https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ Click on the “Elevenses” section.

Here is some of the amazing work we've had in on Tuesday!

Tuesday 23rd March -Year 6 Daily work day 2

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Text of the home learning tasks- you can follow the links below

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Maths

Question 1. Follow the link to watch “Math of the day” –Match of the day maths. Try to answer the questions the team ask.

Going further: Can you answer each question within 30 seconds?

Football fractions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb/articles/zyrj7ty

Finding it tricky, or want to know more: re-cap fractions or try some extensions here:

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

Questions 2,3 and 4 are the pictures above this text.

 

Geography

Can you create a tourist advertising poster about visiting Indonesia? What would people see if they visited there?

Try to include:

Population

What are the largest islands in Indonesia?

Physical features: (some of the mountains, rivers or volcanoes that are in Indonesia?)

What cities are in Indonesia?

What kind of wildlife can be found in Indonesia?

 

Remember, you are trying to persuade people to visit, so try to use appealing language?

 

These websites may help:

https://www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/destinations

https://www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/experience

https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-indonesia/

 

Going further: On another poster, can you also include some of the threats or challenges that Indonesia faces?

 

Monday 23rd March- Year 6 work 

Here are some examples of some of the brilliant work we've received so far today; keep it coming in everybody!

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Text of the learning tasks (You can follow any links referenced by clicking below.)

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English: Using your speech punctuation skills, write a conversation between these two cats. You may want to think about what has happened before and afterward and what they are doing: try to be as interesting and creative as you can. Don’t forget to use speech punctuation and new speaker, new line.

Need to re-cap using inverted commas (speech marks) Click here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

 

Art: Create a Cubist portrait of yourself, one of your family members or even a pet!

Additional Home Learning Packs for children (not compulsary)

Here is some additional work and fun ideas for projects that you may wish to complete. These packs are completely optional for contain some great extra learning ideas. We will be adding to this section over the coming days.

 

World Book Day

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Music: Acapella singing

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We worked on creating an acapella piece of music to 'Stand by me'.

World Book Day

Music

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P) We looked at how to build an acapella sound using different vocal arrangements. We had a go and creating the start of ‘Stay with me’ using 3 vocal arrangements.

Science: Sorting and Classifying

Music- Our raps!

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Music: Our Raps

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We created our own raps to a beat!

Music: Our Raps

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Music: Our raps

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Music: Our Raps

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We created our own raps to a beat!

Music: Our Raps

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We created our own raps to a beat!

Music: Our Raps

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Music: Our Raps

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We created our own raps to a beat!

Music: Our Raps

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We created our own raps to a beat!

Music: Our Raps

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We created our own raps to a beat!

Music: Our raps

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SATs Meeting Notes

Please see the notes from the meeting last night regarding the SATs. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to speak to class teachers. 

Y6 Cold War Presentation

Science: What fruit makes the best battery?

English: Performance Poetry

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We worked together to perform Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen. 

Art: Picasso

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Science - Exploring the "Big Question"

Linked to our Science work on light, we have explored the BIG QUESTION of how a WW1 solider could have peered over the top of the trenches without being killed.

These were our designs.

Congratulations to Corey, Abbie and Kaysee who all competed in the WLCT Book Quiz today. You did us proud! 

Music: African Drumming

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We followed a guide to look at how to do call and response. We then learned a call and response song called 'Ranky Tank'.

History: Trench Warfare

We role-played a battle in the trenches. We looked at how that type of warfare wasn't as successful as others.  

D&T - how do gears work?

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P) We used the Lego and a large and small gear to investigate the following:
1. How many times does the smaller gear turn each time the larger gear turns once?
2. Do the gears move in the same direction?
Then we had to design a gearing system to make the fast spinning motor turn a cake stand

D&T - how do gears work?

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P) We used the Lego and a large and small gear to investigate the following:
1. How many times does the smaller gear turn each time the larger gear turns once?
2. Do the gears move in the same direction?
Then we had to design a gearing system to make the fast spinning motor turn a cake stand

Science- how does light light travel?

We used string to model how light (traveling in straight lines) moves from a light source, reflects off an object and travels to our eyes. We know see how we see! 

PHSE- Celebrating disabilities and differences

We explored the challenges of undertaking everyday tasks whilst living with a disability. We discovered that, when we work together, we can achieve anything!

Art: Sculpting our Final Piece

Music - Composition

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We performed our composition of mood music to the class. We based it on characters from our class text 'Clockwork'. This was because of a suggestion from one of our class members.

History- The Tempest and Tudor dancing

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Dancing

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History - Tudor Insults!

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We were looking at the cultural differences between the rich and poor during Tudor times. We looked at Tudor dance and entertainment. Some of us then performed one of Shakespeare's top 50 insults; we discussed their meaning and how they linked to his plays.

English: role play

We role played a scene from Clockwork to show our understanding of the theme 'heart'. We certainly enjoyed acting out the sinister reveal of Sir Ironsoul! 

Science: The Circulatory System

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We role played the journey of the blood through the body.

Congratulations to the following children who successfully applied to become our House Captains:

 

Sharks - Alex H & Stevie

Bears - Isaac & Skye 

Eagles - Roxy-Lou & Charlie 

Tigers - Dylan BS & Serrenitee 

Autumn week 2-Hotseating!

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No, this isn't a very tired and grumpy Mr Smith, it's Karl, the pessimistic and depressed clockmaker from our new English book "Clockwork" by Philip Pullman! During this week's English lessons, children had the chance to hotseat Karl and ask him questions to explore his character. "Why do you feel you are a failure?", "Why didn't you finish your masterpiece?" and "What did you mean when you said you would rather end up at the bottom of the river under the ice than attend the launch ceremony of your clock piece?" were just a few of the brilliant questions that Year 6 created!
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