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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

15/6/20

Year 6 Parents,

This week year 6 have been presenting their History presentations linked to World War II. The children have been brilliant demonstrating all their hard work.

We have been impressed by the level of detail included and the children’s ICT skills. It has been lovely to hear about personal experiences of family members and have even enjoyed a slice of (wartime) carrot cakeJ

One child even made a tank which he brought in to show.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Nicholas, Miss Honeybell & Mr Lovett

8/6/20

Dear Year 6 Parents,

We have all survived our first week back at school and despite all the new regulations, we think the children enjoyed being back at school. We were certainly pleased to see them.

This week, children will be delivering their History presentations. All children need to make sure their presentation is ready and in school

Thank you for your support with this.

Mrs Nicholas, Miss Honeybell & Mr Lovett 

 

PS We are aware that not all children will be able to return to school. We will continue to upload work onto the Year 6 class page. If you are not able to join us, please remember to email us to let us know how you are getting on x

30/5/20

Dear Year 6,

We are excited to see you all on Monday. Having to split our classes into two groups has been really difficult. It has made us sad that we can’t all be together upon our return. However, we have six ‘bubbles’ full of friendly children and adults who are all looking forward to see you. J I am sure you will all have grown-it has been such a long time since we were in school together.

We are busy preparing for our return to school which will be a little strange at first. We will be reading ‘There’s A Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar. It would be really helpful if everyone could have their own copy of this book.

We are also looking forward to continuing our History topic on World War 2. Remember to make sure your presentations are ready. We will make time for those once we are back in school.

Equipment

It would be really helpful if you could all bring your pencil cases and a water bottle. You will need a reading book as the school library will not be open. Obviously, there are books in all the classrooms for you, if needed. We would also like you to bring your sketch books back to school if possible.

Take care and we look forward to see you all soon.

Remember you can write to us on the Year 6 email. It is always lovely to hear from you.

Mrs Nicholas, Miss Honeybell & Mr Lovett 

 

PS We are aware that not all children will be able to return to school. We will continue to upload work onto the Year 6 class page. If you are not able to join us, please remember to email us to let us know how you are getting on x

Have a look at the messages from Mrs Kilpatrick, Mrs Gilbert and your teachers laugh

A message for Year 6 from Mrs Kilpatrick

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A message from Mrs Nicholas!

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A message from Miss Honeybell!

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A message from Mr Lovett

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A video from Mr Lovett who wanted to say hello!

A message from Mrs Gilbert

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Happy Half Term Year 6!

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18/5/20

Dear Year 6,

We hope you and your families are safe and well. We are missing you all and hope to see you soon. Thank you for all the fantastic art work you have been sharing with us. It is so lovely to see everyone’s faces: it has been such a long time since we were in school together.

Last week would have been our year 6 test week. I wonder how you all feel about that.

We are busy preparing for our return to school which will hopefully be Monday the 1st June. In the second half of the term, we will be reading ‘There’s A Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar. It would be really helpful if everyone could have their own copy of this book.

We are also looking forward to continuing our History topic on World War 2. Remember to make sure your presentations are ready. We will make time for those once we are back in school.

Next week (week beginning 25th May) it is half term. We would like you to finish Tom’s Midnight Garden so we will set reading homework. No other homework will be setJ

We understand that working at home can be tricky for everyone. Do what you can, and don’t worry if you don’t complete everything.

Take care and we look forward to see you all soon.

Remember you can write to us on the Year 6 email. It is always lovely to hear from you.

Mrs Nicholas, Miss Honeybell & Mr Lovett 

Week Beginning 11.5.2020

Hello Year 6! 

We hope you and your families are keeping well and that you enjoyed the staff video. We certainly enjoyed filming our little sections for it.

This week the teachers have all been busy either at school with the children of key workers or uploading work and writing reports. We all had the chance to mark VE day on Friday and hope you did too. Unfortunately, Mr Lovett’s daughter has broken her leg but the socially distanced festivities on Friday cheered her up. They stayed on their drive and cooked marshmallows on a BBQ, had sparklers and listened to the Queen’s speech in the evening. Day to day, he has been busy helping his children with their home learning and has tried some of the art activities you have been given with them too. 

Miss Honeybell had a spontaneous distanced VE party on Friday with her neighbours. They chatted (at the appropriate distance) and played World War II songs all afternoon to mark the day. Otherwise she has been spending time in the garden playing board games and has been sketching. Also, she is learning Dutch on Duolingo (something she's always wanted to do). 

Mrs Nicholas has been enjoying the lovely weather. She likes going for a walk everyday, discovering the lanes around St Albans and spending time in the garden. She is playing lots of table tennis and has discovered she is terrible at hula hooping! On VE day Mrs Nicholas and her family enjoyed travelling back in time by looking at a house that had recreated a war time scene outside:

 

 

For home learning this week, we have Tom's Midnight Garden reading and activities for you and Pobble creative writing in the English folder. For maths we are using BBC Bitesize this week rather than White Rose but it still has videos and information to help. In the ‘General Folder’, we have repeated the art activity as we were so impressed by the examples some of you sent us. You have week 4 of the Mountain’s topic in the Geography folder and a PSHE topic linked to our current situation.

Remember you can email us if you have any work you’d like to send or just want to let us know how you are and what you’ve been up to. We love hearing from you smiley

Best wishes,

The Year 6 Team

Week beginning: 04/05/2020

Dear Year 6,

Well here we are at the beginning of another week-our new normal. We hope you and your families are safe and well. We are missing you all and hope to see you soon: hopefully we will know more after the Government's announcement on Thursday.

We are continuing with Tom’s Midnight Garden. We hope you are enjoying it smiley We have kept Pobble for inspiration for writing. We have received some fantastic pieces of writing which we always enjoy reading. Try to make time to read the short stories each week-just for fun!

This week, on the bank holiday, we will be celebrating VE Day. There will be lots for you to watch on the television, throughout the day. We have included a History activity in the PSHE folder this week.

There is also an art challenge for you to have a try at in the General folder- we'd love to see/hear about the imaginative ideas you can come up with for it. 

We understand that working at home can be tricky for everyone. Do what you can, and don’t worry if you don’t complete everything.

Take care and we look forward to see you all soon.

Remember you can write to us on the Year 6 email. It is always lovely to hear from you.

Mrs Nicholas, Miss Honeybell & Mr Lovett 

Week Beginning 27.4.2020

Hello lovely Year 6 smiley We hope you and your families are all keeping well. The weather has been lovely and we hope you've had a chance to enjoy it safely. 

Just like last week, we have put up maths, English, geography, art and PSHE activities on the blog. Please complete what you can, when you can. There is no set time table or way to do it, just work in the way that suits you and your family.

We have enjoyed receiving emails and letters from some of you and hearing what you have been up to. Remember, if you'd like to, you can use the contact form below or email year6@bernardsheathjnr.herts.sch.uk. You can tell us about work, ask questions, send photos of your activities or just generally send a message to let us know how you're getting on. 

 

Some of you have asked about your history presentations. The original dates for presenting them would have been in this term so instead of showing us, please present them to your family instead. We are very much hoping to be back at school at some point and will ask you to present them to us then. If you'd like to send us your presentation to look at before, as some of you already have, please send them to the Year 6 email. 

 

Well done for all you're doing so far. Make sure you're doing lots of exercise and having fun. Mrs Astley has put up PE activities on the Class Pages part of the website if you'd like some ideas. 

 

We are missing you all, 

 

The Year 6 Team

Easter Egg Competition Winners Year 6

1st Julia 6N
2nd Isaac 6L
3rd Finlay 6L
Week beginning 20.4.2020

Dear Year 6,

Well here we are at the beginning of the summer term. We hope you and your families are well. We hope to see you all soon.

For the next few weeks we will be studying Tom’s Midnight Garden. Each week you will be expected to read certain chapters. There will be questions to help with active reading. There is no need to write a written response. Also there will be suggestions for follow up activities. It’s a really good book and we are sure you will enjoy itsmiley We have kept Pobble for inspiration for writing! Also try to make time to read the short stories each week-just for fun!

Maths will consist of Mental Arithmetic; resources from White Rose Maths Hub with videos and lessons/activities around a theme and also a puzzle to solve.

The general folder contains activities linked to Geography, Art and PSHE. Our geography topic is Mountains in the summer term. We have included an activity each week with supporting resources.

We understand that working at home can be tricky for everyone. Do what you can, and don’t worry if you don’t complete everything.

Take care and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Remember you can write to us on the Year 6 email. It is always lovely to hear from you.

Mrs Nicholas, Miss Honeybell & Mr Lovett 

There is now a PE page giving ideas on keeping active at home

Home Learning Ideas April 2020

 

Please click on the following internal link 'Home Learning Ideas March 2020', or click here

https://www.bernardsheathjnr.herts.sch.uk/home-learning-ideas-march-2020/

 

You will find numerous websites that will support you all, as you continue to complete your 'distance learning'.  There are many resources that are being made available, many of them for free, from various sources.  There is a lot on there, so spend some time going through it and finding things that may be of use.

Happy Easter Holidays! smiley

 

Just a reminder that after the holidays we will be reading and setting work based on  'Tom's Midnight Garden'. If you would prefer to buy a copy rather than find one online, here is a link to it on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toms-Midnight-Garden-Philippa-Pearce/dp/0192734504/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1A7P3B0UKIK3V&dchild=1&keywords=toms+midnight+garden&qid=1586177412&sprefix=toms+%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-1 

 

(If you are unable to buy a copy or find one online- there is a YouTube audio version of the story available)

 

Thank you for your support with this,

The Year 6 Team

30/3/20

 

Dear Year 6,

 

We hope you & your family are all well.

It is very strange not to be in school and we miss you all & hope we are all back in school soon. Meanwhile, we hope you are enjoying your time with your family & the lovely weather smiley

 

Packs

Last week, you were all given packs containing the 2019 test papers- try to complete as soon as possible. The mark schemes will be available next week for self -marking. (Remember you can access the packs further down on this page if you need them). 

 

Easter Hols

The 10 4 10 (10 minutes of Maths per day) is designed for the Easter break as is the History presentation preparation.

 

Going forward:

We will set 3 pieces of English & Maths each week plus some topic- based activities. Work through these at your own pace, don't worry if you don't get something done each day. Remember, there are lots of other ways to learn at home too- baking, gardening, reading and talking to family members. 

 

No extra work will be set for the Easter break although please check for Easter Activities smiley

 

In the summer term, we will be studying Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce. All children will need a copy of this text. Work will be set each week involving reading certain chapters & follow up activities. This will begin on Monday 20th April which will hopefully allow time for books to be purchased or downloaded. Currently, it is possible to source texts freely online. There is also an audio version on Youtube if it is not possible to access the book. 

 

Maths each week will consist of :

· a mental arithmetic test – calculations

· word problems – rehearse & apply skills

· a puzzle/ problem

Have a go …let’s keep the skills sharp. The puzzle is just for fun!

 

Further Suggestions:

Audiblestories.com allows children to enjoy audiobooks for free while school are closed.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland narrated by Scarlett Johansson is well worth listening to as are many others.

 

Remember if you would like to write to us to share your news or send us anything you have written you can use the Year 6 email account. (You can access this further down the page).

 

Keep smiling & keep safe x

Contact your class teacher here year6@bernardsheathjnr.herts.sch.uk

Send work examples or ask questions here... Please don't expect an immediate response as we are on a rota system to reduce social contact.

Remote Home Learning

 

Please use the home learning pack that was sent home last week to begin with.

 

From next week, the Year 6 staff will be uploading work for all children on this class page. We will set  English and Maths along with some topic work. The few children who are still in school will be working on the same tasks.

If you want any further ideas for activities/tasks, please look at the Remote Learning page on this website for further ideas.

 

Other suggestions:

Keep reading!

 

Please keep working on times tables knowledge (144 grids are on the website.)

 

Use your sketch books. We know you take a pride in your art work, please use these to complete any art work you feel inspired to do. 

 

Thank you for all your support and patience.

 

Below is an email address if our pupils would like to contact us to share what they have been up to. 

 

P.S.

 

Scanned PDFs of the home learning pack can be found below.

 

 

 

Spellings

 

The word document below has spellings to support all the rules taught in years 5 and 6

 

This website also has word lists and games to support learning

 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Year 6 suggested reading list.

Useful Websites For Key Maths Skills

 

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