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W/C 13/07/20

 

We have two inset days in school this week therefore I have provided some English, some maths work and a creative activity.  I hope you enjoy the tasks and have a lovely summer holiday.

 

Writing 

 

Please complete either the Dreams (which is at greater depth) or Treasure unit.  These units have been written during the current school closure as home schooling English units, this time to raise money for the NSPCC Charity (which it mentions on the first page of each of the units of work). However, there is no need for you to donate any money as we as a school have already done so. As you know, these units contain lots of reading, writing, grammar and punctuation activities.

White Rose Maths

Year 6 Summer Term Week 10 
Lesson 1 
Draw nets of 3D shapes

 

https://vimeo.com/436508560

Lesson 2
Circles

https://vimeo.com/436508693

Lesson 3
Read and interpret pie charts

https://vimeo.com/436508805

Lesson 4
The mean

https://vimeo.com/436509055

Friday is a challenge with BBC Bitesize.  Follow this link to the White Rose website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ Summer term week 12 and scroll to Friday to find the link to the challenge.  Good luck! 

Creative Activity 

As a creative task this week please use these resources to research and then create your own mandala.  

 

 A mandala is a decorative picture which usually includes very complex designs.

 

The designs, which include a range of patterns and symbols, start
from a central point, created in a cyclical image. The shapes are often geometric (decorated with lines and shapes) and recognisable.

Fun Leaver's Videossmiley

09.07.2020

This week we have said goodbye to all three of the Year 6 bubbles of children who've been in school over the last few weeks. It's been a really strange end to their final year with us bless them. Unfortunately, they didn't get to put on their Leaver's Show this year but we couldn't let them leave without giving them the chance to have fun performing something together on their final day. Therefore, each bubble have recorded a leaver's lip sync video, to remember their final day at Cumwhinton Primary School. The children had lots of fun making them - we hope you enjoy them.

 

Goodbye Year 6 - I'm really going to miss each and every one of you. I wish you all a happy, bright and fun filled future. Reach for the stars children. May all your dreams come true.

 

Love 

Miss Astell x

 

Bubble 1.m4v

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Bubble 2.m4v

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Bubble 3.m4v

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Maths 

 

Monday 

 

Lesson 1 
Vertically opposite angles

https://vimeo.com/434627555
 

Tuesday 

 

Lesson 2
Angles in a triangle – missing angles

https://vimeo.com/434627646
 

Wednesday 

 

Lesson 3
Angles in special quadrilaterals

https://vimeo.com/434627734
 

Thursday 

 

Lesson 4
Angles in regular polygons

https://vimeo.com/434627811

 

Friday is a challenge with BBC Bitesize.  Follow this link to the White Rose website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ Summer term week 11 and scroll to Friday to find the link to the challenge.  Good luck! 

reading - please choose one or do both!

Wonderful Work to Celebratesmiley

03.07.2020

Sadie's just sent in this fabulous piece of persuasive writing. I love the idea of the gadget you've designed - what a great imagination you have. A massive thumbs up from me.yes

Sadie tells me that she's completed all of the 'Gadgets' English unit - well done young lady.yes Here's some pictures of Sadie's work on this unit:
Ellie's been working really hard this week too. She's sent in her Villains story which is pretty scary! It's a great piece of writing with some super vocabulary choices and vivid descriptions. Well done Ellie it must have taken you a long time to write.smileyyes
Ellie's also been working hard doing lots of maths and history too - excellent Ellie. Here's a slideshow of some of the other work she's been doing this week.yes

#I'm Proud of My Selfiesmiley

30.06.2020

This young man's been working very hard on his self portrait - well done young man. It's great to see a super, huge smile on your face too.smileyyes

Great Work to Celebratesmiley

29.06.2020

Finley had another super week of home learning last week. I hear he particularly enjoyed the English 'Gadgets' work and the history work about football - that's great to hear Finley. He had fun with the sports challenge too. I also hear that he really enjoyed his week back in school too - that's fantastic Finley - we loved seeing you too. yesHere's a slideshow of some of the work Finley's been busy doing.

W/C

29/06/20

 

Maths - White Rose Summer Term Week 10

Monday 

Introducing the ratio symbol

https://vimeo.com/432268424

Tuesday 

Calculating ratio

https://vimeo.com/432268547

Wednesday 

 

Using scale factors

https://vimeo.com/432268677

Thursday 

 

Ratio and proportion problems

https://vimeo.com/432268751

Friday is a challenge with BBC Bitesize.  Follow this link to the White Rose website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ Summer term week 10 and scroll to Friday to find the link to the challenge.  Good luck! 

Writing Task  

 

 

Please continue with your writing task. This unit is called 'Gadgets'.These units have been written during the current school closure as home schooling English units, this time to raise money for the NSPCC Charity (which it mentions on the first page of each of the units of work). However, there is no need for you to donate any money as we as a school have already done so. As you know, these units contain lots of reading, writing, grammar and punctuation activities.

Reading Task

 

If you have activities left in your CPG comprehension book please do one of those or you can complete one of the following activities.

Everyone scored 80% or above in all spelling quizzes this week. Fantastic work, well done!
Evie, Finley, Lewis and Dylane scored 100% in one of the quizzes.
Nathan, Ethan Jasmine and Sophie scored 100% in both quizzes.

Super spelling! 

art- have a go at the worksheet then complete some of your own in this style

NISCU have created some videos for you, this week's theme is generosity. 

Here are the individual links to the daily videos

Day 1 – Spend, Save, Share!        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI4Lf9Pd0Qc 

Day 2 – More or less.         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4mxzbM606Q

Day 3 – Small things make a big difference!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86vZ-RR8r9Q

Day 4 – Baking time!    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBRTokz85Pc

Day 5 – How can I be generous? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIwVlcCvC4I

Super Work to Celebratesmiley

28.06.2020

Ethan's had another great week of work and I hear he has particularly enjoyed completing the English and science work. This is lovely to hear Ethan - keep up the excellent work - a massive thumbs up from me.yessmiley Here's a slideshow of some of the work Ethan's been doing this week:

Wonderful Work to Celebratesmiley

23.06.2020

Eva's sent in this lovely poster she's drawn as a reminder of the Lockdown 2020 and current times. I also hear she's really looking forward to coming back to school next week.smiley That's great to hear. We can't wait to see you too Eva.yes

Evie's been working really hard, completing the villain's unit. I love your art work too Evie - a great drawing of Maleficent - a massive thumbs up from me.yes She's also created a super star constellation model too. Excellent Evie.smiley

W/C 22/06/20

 

I hope everyone is keeping well.  I have enjoyed seeing some of the work you have been up to posted on here.  Please keep sending in what you can to Miss Astell.  

 

 

Maths 

 

White Rose - Home Learning Week 9

 

Monday - Area and perimeter

https://vimeo.com/430339457

Tuesday - Area of triangles  

 

https://vimeo.com/430339609

Wednesday - Area of parallelograms 

 

https://vimeo.com/430339748

Thursday - Volume of cuboids

 

 

https://vimeo.com/430339843

 

Friday is a challenge with BBC Bitesize.  Follow this link to the White Rose website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ Summer term week 9 and scroll to Friday to find the link to the challenge.  Good luck! 

Reading Task

 

If you have activities left in your CPG comprehension book please do one of those or you can complete one of the following activities.

 

Spellings 

 

Everyone scored at least 90% in this week's spelling quiz.  Well done! The following children scored 10/10:
 
  • Ethan
  • Jasmine
  • Dylane
  • Sadie
  • Joshua
  • Evie

Art - Self Portrait

Wonderful Worksmiley

19.06.2020

Sadie's had another great week of fabulous work. She's drawn a fabulous poster in the style of old fashioned movie posters. Well done Sadie - super work.yes

Sadie's also completed the 'Villains' English unit - producing some excellent work. Great job young lady. Sadie also tells me that she's really excited about coming back to school next week. That's great to hear Sadie - we're really looking forward to seeing you and the other Year 6 in your bubble next week too.smileyyes

W/C 15th June

 

Maths 

 

White Rose 

Monday 

Lesson 1 
Solve 2-step equations

https://vimeo.com/428002477

 


 

Tuesday 

 

Find pairs of values

https://vimeo.com/428002579
 

Wednesday 

 

Convert metric measures

https://vimeo.com/428002669
 

Thursday 

 

Miles and kilometres

https://vimeo.com/428002822

Friday is a challenge with BBC Bitesize.  Follow this link to the White Rose website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ Summer term week 8 and scroll to Friday to find the link to the challenge.  Good luck! 

Writing

 

Miss Astell set you a two week project so please continue with that for this week.  

Link needed for the 'Monsters' unit:

 

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/swamp/s-28ED2KJCK6n

 

Link Needed for activity 6 from the 'Villains' unit:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=5ioWkkUjFW4&app=desktop

Reading 

 

 

If you have activities left in your CPG comprehension book please do one of those or you can complete one of the following activities. 

The poster pack referred to in the lesson is too big to attach so I have put a selection here but please feel free to do a safe internet search of your own to find any more.  

creative activity

well done to the following who scored 10 out of 10 in last week's spelling quiz:

 

Nathan
Ethan
Jasmine
Dylane
Summer
Sadie
Dylan CC
Joshua
Mia
Lewis
 
Everyone scored at least 80% on their quiz.

 

super spelling! 

mindfulness activity cards

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

12.06.2020

For all of you who will be coming back to school in the next few weeks, Mrs Mitchell has made a back to school tour video for you; to show you what the classrooms, playground and corridors look like now, in order to settle any anxieties any of you might have about returning to school. You will see that everything is ready for you and lots of new things have been put in place to keep you all safe. To watch the video, just click on the following link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSQ8IxKWbDQ&feature=youtu.be

 

We're all looking forward to seeing you soon.smiley

 

More of Our Year 6 Superstarssmiley

12.06.2020

Finley's had another great week and I hear he's completed all his maths, lots from the'Villains' English unit and the rest of the the set tasks!!! Wow Finley -that's amazing! He's had a fun with the STEM newspaper challenges. Managing to balance 7 books on top of his newspaper structure.

Here's a video of him sitting on top of his newspaper chair structure:

Finley's STEM Challenge Video.MOV

Still image for this video
Finley's chair design was even strong enough to hold him standing on it!!! Wow Finley - excellent engineering young man!!!smileyyes
Here's Finley's fantasy villain sketch. This is a super drawing Finley - you've captured the evil villain eyes very well indeed!yes
And here's a slide show of some of the other work Finley's been doing this week:
Ellie's sent in her super fantasy villain drawing too. Goodness me Ellie - your villain looks very scary indeed. The darkened hollow eyes really add to the impression that this character is a real villain. Top job young lady!!!smileyShe also tells me she's done lots of maths, some science, a STEM newspaper challenge and some of the 'Villains' English unit of work too. Well done Ellie - this is great to hear.yes
Look at the beaming smile on this young man's face. No wonder he's smiling with pride - this fantasy villain is fantastic too!!! Excellent work - I'm super impressed.smileyyes
He's also sent in this wonderful piece of computer art that he's created in the style of Andy Warhol's pop art! This is very effective - I'm really impressed. Well done young man.smiley
I hear Ethan's had another super week's work too - well done young man.smileyHe's sent in photos of him completing one of this week's STEM challenges (see slideshow below). I can see you were concentrating really hard when balancing all the books on top of your structure. It's so lovely to see you having such fun with your learning too Ethan - great job!!!yes

More Wonderful Worksmiley

11.09.2020

Joshua's drawn this lovely fantasy monster. I hear you really enjoyed doing this task Joshua - I'm so pleased. What a careful drawing - well done young man - a super thumbs up from me.yes

Fantastic Work to Celebratesmiley

10.06.2020

Sadie has drawn an amazing fantasy villain! I love the way you've put it onto a WANTED poster too Sadie. You've drawn brilliant evil villain eyes and I love his mouth. I am extremely impressed - top job!!!!!yes

Sadie's also been working really hard on the 'Villains' English unit too and written a very powerful piece of writing, all about what her fantasy villain's been up to. I loved reading this Sadie - it's bursting with very mature turn of phrases, excellent vocabulary choices and vivid imagery - superb writing young lady!smileyyes
Lewis has just sent in this great piece of writing he has written about his monster - with super language choices and powerful descriptions. What a fantastic monster you've drawn too Lewis. I love the way you can really see how the creature moves here. Excellent work young man - a massive thumbs up from me!smileyyes

#I'm Proud of my Selfiesmiley

09.06.2020

Owen's been busy with his pop art and mindfulness colouring. Great job Owen - a super thumbs up from me!yes

#I'm Proud of My Selfiesmiley

08.06.2020

Jack S has been really busy today, working on the 'Monsters' unit. He's drawn some fabulous monsters and maps of their habitats and done some lovely writing too. Excellent work Jack - no wonder you've got a huge, proud smile on your face - they're brilliant! Below is a slideshow of Jack with his swamp monster, air monster and their habitat maps plus some of the English work he's been doing as well. Thank you for sending these in for us all to share and enjoy!smileyyes

08.06.2020

Good morning my fabulous Year 6 pupils,

 

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and plenty of fun. It's the start of another great week and the last week before I'll be starting to see some of you back in school!smiley I'm really looking forward to seeing your happy smiling faces again soon - I've missed you all loads. School will be quite different to how you remember it but it'll still be Cumwhinton Primary School, our values are still the same and I know we'll have plenty of fun. Keep up the great effort with your home schooling too everyone, stay happy and safe and don't forget to keep sending in all your wonderful photos/videos/examples of the things you've been doing and I'll keep putting them onto our class page to share with everyone. 

 

There was lots of super work going on again last week - well done everyone. I was especially impressed with the amazing newspaper tower designs - they were all fantastic. I've seen lots of great writing, maths work, artwork, science, PE and mindfulness going on too. I know I say it most weeks children but I really am super proud of each and every one of you. You have really risen to the challenges I've set you. Please make sure that you scroll down and have a look at all the super work that was sent in last week for us to see. I can't wait to see what fabulous work and photographs you send in to show me next. 

 

Last week's superstar spellers, who achieved 10/10 in their spelling tests, were: Lewis, Max B, Sophie, Mia, Nathan, Ethan, Owen, Jasmine, Sadie and Summer - a super thumbs up from me to you all! Although, again, there were lots of very high scores from many other children too - excellent effort everyone.

 

I know you all must know it by now but just in case, our email address to send your work to (or for direct contact with me, if you need some help) is:

 

year6@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

This Week's English Work:

Today we will be starting a new English unit of work which we will be working on for the next two weeks. Again I have included two versions of work. The first, called 'Monsters' contains work which is at the Year 6 standard. The second unit is called 'Villains' and is at greater depth of the Year 6 standard, for those of you who might like the challenge. However, I've looked carefully at the greater depth unit and think you are all very capable of doing this challenging unit. Therefore, my advice to you all would be the same as I said last week; have a look at both units of work and do whichever one inspires you the most. Both are fantastic English units, written by the nationally renound 'Talk 4 Writing' teamYou could always dip into both units and do bits from both if you like too.These units have been written during the current school closure as home schooling English units, this time to raise money for the NSPCC Charity (which it mentions on the first page of each of the units of work). However, there is no need for you to donate any money as we as a school have already done so. As you know, these unit contains lots of reading, writing, grammar and punctuation activities.

Reading Activities:

If you haven't already finished your CPG reading comprehension book, please complete the next unit at some point of your choice this week. However, if you have already finished your CPG reading comprehension book (as I know some of you have emailed to tell me you have), have a go at the reading comprehension activity below, which has been differentiated into three levels - the one star is the easiest level and the three star is the most difficult:

Spelling

This week's spellings are below. There's a quiz on your spelling list from last week ready for you to complete now on Purple Mash in your 2Dos folder. The quiz on this weeks spelling list will be available to do from next Monday on Purple Mash.

This Week's Maths Work:

Monday's Video link and work:

 

https://vimeo.com/425603587

Tuesday's Video link and work:

 

https://vimeo.com/425603866

Wednesday's Video link and work:

 

https://vimeo.com/425603939

Thursday's Video link and work:

 

https://vimeo.com/425605040

Friday's Video Link:

Follow the link below to the White Rose website where BBC Bitesize are doing a special Friday maths challenge. Click on the Summer Term Week 7 bar then scroll down to find Friday's session. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

This Week's Science Work:

This week we are carrying on looking at living things and their habitats. Moving on this week to looking at the characteristics of different animals. Begin by watching the following short video about animal characteristics by clicking on the link below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITrRMiQB8g4

 

Then look at the following Power Point, for more information about animal characteristics, and complete the activities below. Remember some of the activities are star rated; the two star activity is at the year 6 standard and the three star activity is at a greater depth standard.

This Week's Creative Art Challenges:

This week there are three different creative art challenges in the two English units above. Complete whichever one/ones go with the English unit of work you choose to do (complete them all if you like). The challenges are:

 

*    To draw your own fantasy monster and draw a map of the land in which  it inhabits;

*    To illustrate your own fantasy villain.

 

Please use whatever artistic medium you want in order to complete this artwork (pencils, pen and ink, paint, pastels, collage work etc. - whatever you feel would best fit the imaginative work you choose to do). Fantasy villains can look very scary and evil; in the video link, that goes with this challenge, an artist/illustrator demonstrates the techniques of drawing fantasy villains and gives you step by step instructions of how to achieve this. I can't wait to see what you come up with - though please don't make them too gory or I won't be able to include them on our class page for everyone to see.

 

This Week's STEM Challenges:

'STEM' stands for 'Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.' Last week your Design technology challenge was actually a STEM challenge too. Last week I gave you your first newspaper challenge. This week I have two more newspaper challenges for you which are both STEM challenges. You will learn a lot about designing structures from both of these challenges:

Newspaper STEM Challenge 2: Hold Weight

Time to really test the limits of the newspaper! After the first newspaper STEM challenge warm-up, here's a more complex challenge.

 

Challenge: Using 10 sheets of newspaper and 18 inches of tape, build a tower that holds a book 6 inches above the table for at least 5 seconds. The tower must be free-standing, which means no taping or holding it to the table. If the tower holds with one book, then continue to add other books until it won't hold any more. I wonder how many books your newspaper structure will hold?

 

Watch the following two Youtube clips in order to deepen your understanding and for inspiration for your own designs:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeB5XhQ2FL4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF0hz29HSas

If you've manage to complete this challenge, have a go at the third and final newspaper STEM challenge:

Newspaper STEM Challenge 3: Make a Chair

This challenge really gives you a chance to use creativity for this challenge in addition to the engineering constraints.

 

Challenge: Using newspaper, masking tape and scissors, build a chair that will hold you at least 2 inches above the ground for 5 seconds. No body part may touch the ground during this time.

 

In addition to newspaper, for this challenge, magazines can be an added material. In order to get some inspiration for your chair design, watch the following Youtube video by clicking on the link below, to see lots of ideas that one class came up with for their chair designs with varying degrees of success:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGkEuNMj4po

 

I can't wait to see all the interesting designs you come up with this week.

This Week's Alternative PE Challenges:

This week Mrs Broomby has set you two more exciting PE challenges. I know she really enjoyed seeing the video of Owen taking up the skittles challenge last week so perhaps some more of you will send in photos/videos of you having fun with this week's two challenges. This week's challenges are:

 

Challenge 1 : Family fitness challenge - see document below:

Challenge 2 : Blindfold obstacle course - see document below:

Mindfulness:

If you feel like a bit of mindfulness relaxation, have a go at the following 'Mindfulness Meditation for Kids' on the following link. For this meditation you need to be sitting, in a quiet place, on a chair in a relaxing position.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ_wdeog5Ek

 

Don't forget there are lots of mindfulness colouring sheets in last week's mindfulness section if you scroll down.

 

I know there's lots to keep you busy here. Have a great week children and be sure to have lots of fun!smiley

 

From next week until the end of term, Mrs Atkinson will be taking over putting the home schooling work onto this class page for you, as I will be back in school then and planning lots of things for you to do there. However, please still send all the examples of your work to our Year 6 class email as usual, as I will be picking up your emails after school each day and putting the work onto our class page as usual. I will still be on the other end of the email to help you if you need it (you're still my wonderful Year 6 class and I will of course be there to help you). I will be looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things you do at home in the next few weeks. 

 

Take care and stay well everyone,

 

Love,

 

Miss Astell x

#I'm Proud of My Selfiesmiley

07.06.2020

WOW!!!!!!! No wonder you have such a proud smile on your face Finley - your newspaper tower is huge and reaches right up to your conservatory roof!!!!!! The top reminds me of the top of the Empire state Building! You've made fantastic use of triangles to strengthen the corners of the squares in your design too - super engineering! I'm extremely proud of you young man - a massive thumbs up from me.yes

I hear Finley's had another great week and did really well with his maths and English work (Finley chose the Alchemist's Letter to work on). He's also produced a super piece of pop art too. This is excellent to hear Finley - keep up the great work!smiley

Another Super Newspaper Toweryes

07.06.2020

Jack S has sent in his wonderful newspaper tower for us all to see too. This looks great Jack - well done!smiley

More Activities Our Wonderful

Year 6 Have Been Doingsmiley

06.06.2020

It looks like Owen's been having lots of fun with Mrs Broomby's skittles idea. Well done Owen - it's lovely to see you having such a good time.yes

Owen's skittles.MOV

Still image for this video
And  Joshua's been busy doing some pop art. Well done Joshua - this looks great.yes

Wonderful Work to Celebratesmiley

05.04.2020

Ethan's had another super week. I hear he's completed all his maths work and done lots of English work too (including finishing his CPG reading book)! He's really enjoyed his science work this week - classifying animals. He's also been very creative with his pop art and mindfulness colouring as well. Well done Ethan - this is great to hear. I'm extremely proud you for all your efforts young man - keep up the great work! Below's a slideshow of some of the things he's been doing this week.

#I'm Proud of My Selfie!smiley

04.06.2020

Look at the amazing newspaper tower Joshua has made today - Wow Joshua it's fantastic!!!! You've made great use of triangles to strengthen your structure too - excellent!yes

#I'm Proud of My Selfie!smiley

03.06.2020

WOW!!!!!! Look at this amazing newspaper tower that this young man has created - it's amazing! Excellent use of triangles incorporated into the design to strengthen supports - well done. A massive thumbs up from me.yes

Wonderful Work

03.06.2020

Sadie has written this super piece of writing as an extension piece to 'The Forbidden Tower' - this is fantastic writing Sadie. I love your vocabulary choices and the descriptive imagery you've included here. smileyyes​​​​​​​

Eva's written a super extension piece to 'The Forbidden Tower ' too. Well done Eva - you've made super use of fronted adverbials and personification here too.smiley yes Well done young lady.
And Jack s has been trying his hand at some pop art. Thank you for sending this in for us to see - well done young man - it's lovely. smileyyes He's also been working very hard on his spellings this week too - keep up the great work Jack!

Marvellous Marble Run!smiley

01.06.2020

Finley's sent in this video of his super marble run design. Excellent work Finley.yes

Finley's Marble Run.MOV

Still image for this video

01.06.2020

Good morning everyone,

 

I hope you've all had a lovely half term week and been out enjoying all the wonderful weather we've been having. It's the first week of your final half term as Year 6 pupils - lets make it a good one.

 

I have been so impressed with the excellent work you all did last half term - I'm sure I'm going to be equally as impressed with all your wonderful efforts this half term too. Please make sure that you scroll down and have a look at all the super work that was sent in for us to see. I can't wait to see what fabulous work and photographs you send in to show me next. Keep up the growth mindset children and remember I believe in you.

 

The week before half term's superstar spellers, who achieved 10/10 in their spelling tests, were: Owen, Max B, Jasmin, Jasmine, Dylane, Sadie, Sophie, Joshua, Evie and Lewis - a super thumbs up from me to you all! Although, again, I must say that there were lots of very high scores from many other children too - well done everybody.

 

Don't forget to keep sending in your photographs and work to celebrate on this page. Our class email address to send your work to (or for direct contact with me, if you need some help) is:

 

year6@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

This Week's English Work:

This week I am giving you an element of a choice with your English work. You can either complete the unit of work called 'The Alchemist's Letter' (see unit below) or you can complete the 'Forbidden Tower' and the 'Out of Control' units instead - the choice is yours. I would advise you to have a look at them all and choose to do the ones that inspire you to write the most. You may decide that you'd like to do the first few activities from 'The Alchemist's Letter' then the extended writing from one or both of the other two units - that's OK too. I'd also like you to complete a unit of work from your reading CPG books this week and a couple of pages from your grammar CPG books too please.

Below is the video linked to the Alchemist's Letter unit of work:

The Alchemist's Letter

Have a look at the following two units of work below. I you feel more inspired by these and would prefer to complete these writing alternatives please do. When they say that the sentences are sick and ask you to make them better what they are meaning is that they want you to improve the sentences with more exciting vocabulary and writing features; they may also be badly punctuated.

Spelling

This week's spellings are below. There's a quiz on your spelling list from before half term ready for you to complete now on Purple Mash in your 2Dos folder. The quiz on this weeks spelling list will be available to do from next Monday on Purple Mash.

This Week's Maths Work:

Monday's Video link and work:

 

https://vimeo.com/420690848

Tuesday's Video Link and Work:

 

https://vimeo.com/420690973

Wednesday's Video Link and Work:

 

https://vimeo.com/420691109

Thursday's Video Link and Work:

 

https://vimeo.com/420691195

Friday's Video Link:

Follow the link below to the White Rose website where BBC Bitesize are doing a special Friday maths challenge. Click on the Summer Term Week 6 bar then scroll down to find Friday's session. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

This Week's Creative Art Activities:

This week we are going to look at the work of the famous pop artist Andy Warhol and you are going to create your own piece of pop art in his style. Below is an information sheet and a Power Point all about Andy Warhol and pop art. There is also a Power Point that I have made of pop art ideas that you might like to have a go at. I've also included a couple of famous faces that you will recognise - you might like to turn these into a piece of pop art. There's also some outline objects that you could also turn into pop art, if you so wish. Remember, pop art uses bright colours and patterns and doesn't need to be realistic at all - it's all about having fun with art.

 

This Weeks Design Technology Challenge:

This week's challenge is to make the tallest tower you can. It must be able to stand up, unsupported, on its own, for at least 30 seconds. You are only allowed to use newspaper and sellotape/masking tape to build your tower with. To give you some ideas for your tower, below is a link to watch a short Youtube clip of how one group of friends made their tower. I have also included a pdf file showing photographs of lots of ways other people have attempted this challenge. Remember to think carefully about how to make the base of your tower secure and please be safe if your tower becomes really tall. Please make sure you have an adult/parent with you if you are going to be using ladders or some other equipment to reach the top (no standing on chairs without an adult to ensure your safety please). Enjoy this challenge - it should be lots of fun! I can't wait to see the photographs of your towers.smiley

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3LxW419_kg

This Week's Science Work:

This half term we are going to be looking at living things and their habitats, starting with looking at how creatures are classified. See two Power Point sessions with their activities below. Remember some of the activities are star rated; the two star activity is at the year 6 standard and the three star activity is at a greater depth standard.

This Week's Alternative PE Challenges:

This week Mrs Broomby has set you two more exciting PE challenges. She asked me to mention that, she loved seeing the photographs of Ethan and his sister completing the 'Joy of Movement' challenge and  that she would love to see any photographs of some of you completing this weeks challenges too.

Challenge 1 : Family skittles - a great one for coordination. Make some skittles using old plastic bottles (the more creative children can decorate them too). Fill the bottles with a little water to make them more sturdy, then line them up anyway you like and knock them down using socks or balls made from scrunched up newspaper.

Challenge 2 :  At a Stretch - 

 

Mindfulness:

If you feel like a bit of mindfulness relaxation, have a go at the 'Mindfulness Meditation for Kids' breathing exercise on the following link. For this meditation you need to be sitting, in a quiet place, on a chair.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU

 

You might also like to have a go at some of these mindfullness colouring sheets:

I am sure there is lots to keep you busy here. Have a great week children. 

 

Be sure to have lots of fun.

 

Miss Astell

Marvellous Marble Run

27.05.2020

Sadie and her brother Charlie have designed this super, marble run today. Well done guys - this is great! I bet you had a lot of fun making it outside in the beautiful sunshine. smileyyesThank you for sending it in to share with us all.

And here it is in action:

Sadie's Marble Run.MOV

Still image for this video

Wishing You All a Lovely Bank Holiday Weekend and Half Term Weeksmiley

23.05.2020

Hi Everyone,

 

I just want to wish you all a happy, fun filled Bank Holiday weekend and what would have been our half term holiday.

 

Children, I have been so proud of you all for your amazing efforts and commitment towards your school work throughout this half term. You have made me smile so many times with the wonderful work you've been sending in. All your efforts really will make a very real difference when you move on to secondary school in September. Parents, you have all been so amazing too with the fantastic support and encouragement you have given your children - I know this can't have been easy as I realise many of you have had lots of work commitments too. 

 

We all know it could be some time before school returns to the way we used to know it however, hopefully, I'll be seeing some of you soon. For now all we can do is keep putting in the great efforts I've seen over this half term and keep on supporting, caring for and being kind to each other. Keeping a positive mindset, living the fullest lives we can and looking after one another, showing kindness and love. These truly have been difficult times for everyone - but we will come through this - there are much brighter times ahead.

 

Have a super week off. I miss you all and I know Mrs Strong does too.

Take care everyone,

Bye for now, 

Miss Astell x

Wonderful Work to Celebratesmiley

22.05.2020

Paige has had a great time making her marble run this week. I hear she put a huge amount of thought into it and showed great patience and persistence which resulted in this brilliant design. Excellent work Paige - I'm very impressed and so pleased you had a lot of fun too. A massive thumbs up from me!!!smileyyes

And here it is in action:

Paige's Marble Run.MOV

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I love this drawing with its beautiful message that Paige has done too. Kindness is such a special quality to have and one of our key Cumwhinton values. Thank you for sending this in for us all to enjoy Paige.smiley
Dylane's sent in this lovely photograph of her enjoying a good book. smileyJ.K.Rowling's such an amazing author Dylane - this is great to see - well done young lady.yes
Ethan and his family have had a great end of half term day today: taking part in 'The Joy of Movement' activities, being creative and baking together. This is so lovely to see and hear. What a great way to end the half term. smileyyes Here's a slideshow of some of this things they've been doing today:
Goodness me Joshua - what an amazing and very tall, marble run, roller coaster you've designed!!! I hope you were very careful on top of those ladders. I think it's fantastic! Well done young man - excellent work.yessmiley
Here's Joshua's marble run in action:

Joshua's Marble Run.mov

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Sadie's been working really hard again this week too and has completed her 'Cave of Requirement' story - which is a super piece of writing. What a lot of thought has gone into this work; you've included some great language features too and unexpected twists. I really enjoyed reading it Sadie - I love the structure of this writing - thank you for sending it in. I was gripped from start to finish!!! A super thumbs up from me young lady.yes
And here's another piece of English work that Sadie's completed this week. You have worked extremely hard - I'm super proud of you.smiley
Jasmine tells me she's been working hard on 'The Cave of Requirement' unit too this week and has written her own mystery story. I bet it's super!!! She's sent in another piece of writing, that she's also done on this unit this week, which an extension sequel to 'The Cave of Requirement.' What a very clever twist - great idea Jasmine!smileyyes
Ellie tells me that she's really enjoyed this week - I'm so pleased to hear this Ellie! She tells me that she's done a ton of maths and that it was fun to do. She's also done some pages from the comprehension and grammar books and also designed a new swimming cap for her swimming club. She's started reading the series of books called, 'The Shadow Hunters the Mortal Instruments,' starting from 'The City of Bones.' She also tells me she's excited for the half term break. I think you've really earned a lovely week off after all your hard work this half term Ellie. Well done young lady - I'm super proud of you too!smileyyes

Great Roller Coaster designyes

21.05.2020

Owen's had a clever idea for his roller coaster design - he's called it 'The Black Hole.'smiley Watch it in action in the video below:

Th Black Hole.MOV

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#We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

 20.05.2020

This young man's been having a super time designing and making his marble run today. He used all sorts of materials and tried to get the marble to drop into a box at the end. After lots of trial and error he did it!!! WOW!!!! This is fantastic - I'm so impressed! A massive thumbs up from me!yessmiley

Here it is in action:

Marble Run.mp4

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And Jack's been having a great time baking today. Your scones look fantastic Jack - I bet they're delicious too.smiley
Jack's also sent in another one of his lovely drawings to share with us as well. Thank you for letting us see what good fun you've been having today.yes

Note for Parents

I have been in contact with your children's new secondary schools to ensure that your children's new teachers will know all about the super bunch of pupils they will be getting in September (I'm actually having my first 'Teams' online meeting with one of the secondary school's Head of Year 7 this morning). However, due to the extraordinary times we are all currently living through, it is obviously going to be a very different type of transition process for all Year 6 pupils this year. Therefore, Cumbria County Council have produced this useful document, to help you make your child's/children's transition to secondary school a smooth and happy process.

18.05.2020

Good morning my fabulous Year 6 pupils,

 

I have been super proud of all your efforts again over the past week and it's been so lovely to see and hear that you've been having lots of good fun too.smiley Below are lots of photographs and examples of work that many of you have sent in again this week - please scroll down and have a look at all the wonderful things your classmates have been doing. I can't believe this is the last week of this half term already - time seems to be flying and yet it seems so long since I've seen you all! One more week of work, then you've got a week off to do something a little different over the half term break (or perhaps to finish off some of the things you don't quite get around to this week - the choice is yours).

 

Last week's superstar spellers, who achieved 10/10 in their spelling tests, were: Ethan, Max B, Jasmin, Jasmine, Sadie, Sophie, Joshua, Finley and Mia - a super thumbs up from me to you all! Although, I must say that there were lots of very high scores from many other children this week too - well done everybody.smileyyes

 

Don't forget to keep sending in your photographs and work to celebrate on this page. Our class email address to send your work to (or for direct contact with me, if you need some help) is:

 

year6@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

This Week's English Work:

This week you will be completing the English unit of work which you began last week, whether it was 'The City of Silence' containing work which is at the Year 6 standard or 'The Cave of Requirement' at greater depth of the Year 6 standard, for those of you who might like the challenge. However, remember, both are fantastic English units, written by the nationally renound 'Talk 4 Writing' team. As I told you last week, these units have been written during the current lockdown, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (which it mentions on the first page of each of the units of work). However, there is no need for you to donate any money as we as a school have already done so. 

I have added all the links that you will need in both of these units of work here:

 

Link for 'The Cave of Curiosity' by Pie Corbett, read by James Walker

which is used in both units of work

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/city

 

Link for Caves One, Two and Three from 'The Cave of Requirements' Unit of Work only:

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/cave-one/

 

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/cave-two/

 

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/cave-three/

 

Link at the end of The City of Silence:

If you want to see what Pie has written about playing with words, you can read it here, where you'll see lots where James Walker magpied lots of his ideas from!

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Playing-with-words-and-ideas.pdf

Spelling

This week's spellings are below. There's a quiz on last week's spelling list ready for you to complete now on Purple Mash in your 2Dos folder. The quiz on this weeks spelling list will be available to do from the Monday after the half term break on Purple Mash.

This Week's Maths Work:

Monday's video link:

 

https://vimeo.com/418156588

Tuesday's video link:

 

https://vimeo.com/418156804

Wednesday's video link:

 

https://vimeo.com/418156950

Thursday's video link:

 

https://vimeo.com/418157153

Friday's Video Link:

Follow the link below to the White Rose website where BBC Bitesize are doing a special Friday maths challenge. Click on the Summer Term Week 5 bar then scroll down to find Friday's session. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

This Week's Design Technology Challenge:

Your challenge is to design your own marble run, roller coaster. Click on the following links to watch some real roller coasters in action and to get some inspiration for your own design:

 

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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK7C4z3E4eU

 

Below is a Power Point and some activity sheets which will help you with this challenge:

This Week's Geography Work:

The first Power Point below will teach you a bit more about erosion and deposition. The second Power Point will teach you a bit more about how we use rivers (on the 8th slide on this Power Point there are two links to click on for more information and a video clip). After working through each Power Point, please complete either the two or three star activity sheets for each one.

This Week's PE Alternative Challenges

Here's the challenges Mrs Broomby has set you for this week:

Challenge 1 - Family challenge - See the 'Active Alphabet' sheet below. Can all the family spell each others names too?

 

Challenge 2 - Read the Joy of Movement letters below and then complete the Joy of Movement active afternoon booklet. Please send in some photographs for us to share on this class page.

As usual, there are also activities in your 2Dos folders on Purple Mash if you'd like to have a go at some of those too. Or you might like to have a go at some of the OP art or science challenges, from last week, if you haven't already done them.

 

Have another super week children. I can't wait to see all the wonderful work and selfies you send me this coming week. I'll keep adding them to our class page for everyone to celebrate.

 

Keep safe and well,

Bye for now,

 

Miss Astell

More of Our Fabulous Year 6 Stars

16.05.2020

This young man's been working hard again this week; he's been researching the details about world rivers and also spent time looking at a local OS map, following the path of the River Eden and identifying its tributaries in our local area. He's also had fun helping to make some very nice cake. Well done - I'm so pleased to see you having such a good time.smileyyes

Sadie's drawn this fantastic piece of OP art - excellent work Sadie - it's so effective.smiley
Ethan has had another good week of learning too. He's completed a lot of English activities and all the maths! I hear he's especially enjoyed the geography, learning about reservoirs. He had a lovely VE Day picnic last Friday with his family and enjoyed baking scones. What a busy time you've had Ethan - this is so lovely to hear - keep up the great work! yesHere's some pictures of what Ethan's been up to:
Ethan also enjoyed finishing reading this book as part of thinking the historical events of WW2.
Mustafa sent in his super 'Magical Door' poem for us to enjoy. I really enjoyed reading this Mustafa - excellent work!smiley
 I hear Finley has been a superstar this week with his fraction work and he has also really enjoyed his English work this week too and the ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ quiz at the end of the science work as well. Your mum tells me that she's been super proud of you for all your excellent efforts and work this week Finley. I'm super proud of you too - a massive thumbs up from me!yessmiley Here are some pictures of some of the wonderful work Finley's completed this week:
Jack S has been working hard with his spellings and grammar work too. Well done young man.yes

More Fantastic Work to Celebratesmiley

13.05.2020

Mia has been working extremely hard with her English and Maths again this week and has produced some super work. I particularly like the interesting, place and abstract noun combinations you've come up with Mia - excellent - a huge thumbs up from me. yes

# We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

12.05.2020

Look at this amazing piece of OP art that Paige has done today!!! What careful work Paige and so effective.yes I can see, by the huge smile on your face, how proud you are of your work and so you should be - it's an excellent piece of artwork. I'm super proud of you - a fantastic effort - keep up the great work!!smiley

And here's a lovely picture of Max with his Anderson Shelter model - this looks great Max - a huge thumbs up from me!yes
Max has also been having a lot of scientific fun with his sister Daisy. Making an experiment to create a bread crust bomb. Goodness me this sounds exciting! I bet you've had a lot of fun with this today!smileyyes Thank you for sending in these pictures for us all to enjoy.

More Super Work to Celebrateyes

11.05.2020

Jasmine's been working hard with her maths today. This is wonderful work Jasmine - keep up the great work!smiley

And Liam Hawes has also been producing lots of excellent maths work (see slideshow below). I hear he's working hard on his English work as well.smiley Great work Liam - a super thumbs up from me - I'm really proud of you too.yes

Caring Cumwhinton Pupils

11.05.2020

On Friday, Sadie and her brother Charlie held a cake sale, on their estate, to raise money for the NHS. They managed to sell most of their cakes - raising an amazing total of £275 which they donated to the North Cumbria NHS Care Trust!  What a wonderfully, caring thing to have done. We're all super proud of you both.smiley

# I'm Proud of My Selfiesmiley

11.05.2020

Jack has been drawing a super diagram of the human brain. Well done Jack - what a great piece of work!yes

11.05.2020

Good morning Everyone,

 

I hope you've all had a super time over the VE Day bank holiday weekend and spent plenty of time enjoying the wonderful weather we've been having. I was out having lots of time in the glorious sunshine too.

 

Once again, I have been  amazed at the amount of wonderful work you've sent in, over the last week, for us all to celebrate. There has been such a great effort from you all and again I have been full of smiles every time you've sent in something new. It's been lovely to see and hear about so many of you working with your younger brothers or sisters in other classes too - working as a team on various VE Day activities. If you haven't already done so, please scroll down and have a look at all the wonderful things your classmates have been up to over the past week - there's such a variety of fabulous work again for you to see.smiley

 

Again, over this past week, I've seen super work going on, on Purple Mash too - which is great!!! The majority of you completed the spelling quiz on Purple Mash and achieved super scores again - which is excellent. This week's star spellers, who achieved 10/10 in their spelling tests, were: Max, Ethan, Liam Hethereington, Summer, Joshua, Jasmine, Mia, Sadie, Jasmin, Sophie, Lewis and Dylan CC - a super thumbs up from me to you all!yes

 

As always, please keep sending in your work and selfies (#Be proud of your selfie) to our class email address. If you haven't sent anything in yet, please do - I know we'd all love to see your lovely smiling faces again and celebrate the work you've been doing too. Or you could send me an email, letting me know what you've been up to and I will share what you've been doing on this class page as well. Our class email address to send your work to (or for direct contact with me, if you need some help) is:

 

year6@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

I'm sure you all realise by now that, I'm not expecting you to manage to complete everything that I have set you, however, please do your best to complete as much as you can of the maths and English work I set you each week and try to do something creative and some physical exercise with your time too. Just try to complete what you can of the other subjects - if and when you have the time please. 

This Week's English Work:

Today we will be starting a new English unit of work which we will be working on for the next two weeks. Again I have included two versions of work. The first, called 'The City of Silence' contains work which is at the Year 6 standard. The second unit is called 'The Cave of Requirement' and is at greater depth of the Year 6 standard, for those of you who might like the challenge. However, both are fantastic English units, written by the nationally renound 'Talk 4 Writing' team. These units have been written during the current lockdown, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (which it mentions on the first page of each of the units of work). However, there is no need for you to donate any money as we as a school have already done so. As you know, these unit contains lots of reading, writing, grammar and punctuation activities, so like I suggested last week, I think it's a good idea that you take a break from working in your CPG books whilst you complete this unit.

I have added all the links that you will need in both of these units of work here:

 

Link for 'The Cave of Curiosity' by Pie Corbett, read by James Walker

which is used in both units of work

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/city

 

Link for Caves One, Two and Three from 'The Cave of Requirements' Unit of Work only:

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/cave-one/

 

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/cave-two/

 

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/cave-three/

 

Link at the end of The City of Silence:

If you want to see what Pie has written about playing with words, you can read it here, where you'll see lots where James Walker magpied lots of his ideas from!

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Playing-with-words-and-ideas.pdf

Spelling

This week's spellings are below. There's a quiz on last week's spelling list ready for you to complete now on Purple Mash in your 2Dos folder. The quiz on this weeks spelling list will be available to do from next Monday on Purple Mash.

This Week's Maths Work:

Monday's Video Link and Work:

 

https://vimeo.com/415879394

Tuesday's Video Link and Work:

 

https://vimeo.com/415879473

Wednesday's Video Link and Work:

 

https://vimeo.com/415879537

Thursday's Video Link and Work:

 

https://vimeo.com/415879623

Friday's Video Link:

Follow the link below to the White Rose website where BBC Bitesize are doing a special Friday maths challenge. Click on the Summer Term Week 4 bar then scroll down to find Friday's session. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

This Week's Geography Challenge:

This week I am setting you a rivers of the world mapwork challenge. Below is the lesson Power Point and the activity worksheets (they are in star difficulty order). Please complete either the two or three star activity sheet. You will need an atlas for this activity; however, I realise many of you might not have an atlas at home, therefore, I have included a Power Point in which I have put all the relevant maps you will need.

I've also included the following rivers Top Trumps card game as these cards contain lots of the information you will need in order to complete the rivers activity sheet above. I've also included the rules of how to play Top Trumps, in case you'd like to play the game and don't already know the rules of Top Trumps.

Rules of Top Trumps

 

All the cards are dealt between the two players. The starting player chooses a category from his or her topmost card and reads out its value. The other player then reads out the value of the same category from their top card. The largest

value (or the most recent date) wins the "trick", and the winner takes both the cards of the trick and places them at the bottom of his or her pile. That player then looks at their new topmost card, and chooses the category for the next round.

 

In the event of a draw, the cards are placed in the centre and a new category is chosen from the next card by the same person as in the previous round. The

winner of that round obtains all of the cards in the centre as well as the top card from each player.

 

The winner is the player who obtains the whole pack.

Have a go at one or more of these river challenge activities:

This Week's Art Challenge:

This week, we are going to look at Op art, short for optical art, which is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white.

 

Have a go at one or more of the OP art pictures below, by clicking on the links below each picture for guided instructions on how to create these OP art pieces:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98OrhVDGlWA

 

You could look up some more examples of OP art to have a go at too. There are lots of OP art tutorials available on YouTube.

This Week's Science Challenge:

This week, we are going to start looking at healthy lifestyles and healthy eating. Start by having a look at the two short clips on the links below from BBC Bitsize:

 

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

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zppvv4j

 

Next, click on the link below to the Curriculum Visions website. Once you are on there, scroll down until you come to the book title 'Keeping Healthy' and click on it. This book contains lots of information and has lots of videos to help you develop a good understanding of how to keep healthy. In particular, make sure you look at sections 1 to 6.

 

https://www.curriculumvisions.com/indexScience.html

 

 

Here are two Power Points which will help further your understanding:
Have a go at some of the activities from the 'Keeping healthy tasks' document and/or have a go at the 'Feed a family pupil challenge' below:
Here are the two links to the websites mentioned in the 'Feed a family pupil challenge' if you choose to have a go at this:
Once you've completed this unit of work, have a go at the healthy eating who wants to be a millionaire Power Point below:

This Week's PE Challenges:

This week's alternative PE challenges from Mrs Broomby are as follows:

Challenge 1 - Sock wrestling - this is your family/sibling games this week. Set out an area - this can be a circle or just the area in your garden or living room, each player puts a sock over just the toes of their feet and start facing each other on all their hands and knees. On the shout of "Go!" the aim of the game is to steal your opponents sock!! You could make it even harder by putting the sock on properly!!

Challenge 2 - Rock, paper scissors (see document below for how to play) Some of you will have played this with Mrs Broomby in pairs on the field - why not challenge others in the house or even neighbours over the fence?

Challenge 3 - Active Monopoly - see document below:

As usual, if you fancy doing something a little different, I've also put lots of activities in your 2Dos folders on Purple Mash if you'd like to have a go at some of those too.

 

I'm sure that there's lots here to keep you busy with again this week. 

 

Have another super week children. I can't wait to see all the wonderful work and selfies you send me this coming week. I'll keep adding them to our class page for everyone to look at and enjoy.

 

Keep safe and well,

Bye for now,

 

Miss Astell

# We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

10.05.2020

I've missed seeing this young man's happy smiling face - it's so great to see you again Mustafa. smiley What a fantastic information poster, about the circulatory system, you've made - I bet it took you ages! What an excellent piece of work. I'm super proud of you young man - a huge thumbs up from me!!!yes

It's lovely to see your super smile again too Owen. I hear you've been really enjoying your work on rivers, which is great. Here Owen is holding his river in a bottle experiment. Well done young man - I'm really proud of you too.smiley

Wonderful Work to Celebratesmiley

08.05.2020

Eva has sent in her lovely model of an Anderson Shelter for us all to see. Well done young lady - a huge thumbs up from me.yes I hope you're having a lovely Bank Holiday enjoying the sunshine.smiley

Celebrating Today's Starssmiley

07.05.2020

Victoria has sent in this fantastic timeline of the key events of World War Two. What an amazing lot of detail she has managed to fit in - beautifully neat work too. Well done young lady - a massive thumbs up from me! yes I am super proud of you. Keep up the great work!smiley

Victoria's also sent in this lovely 'Thank you NHS' rainbow poster, that she's made to support our NHS heroes. What a lovely thing to do Victoria. I'm sure we're all getting ready to clap for carers again tonight. Thank you for sending this in for us all to see.smiley
And Morgan has sent in another fabulous piece of writing, with a really effective background. Super use of descriptive imagery here Morgan. I particularly love all the fantastic personification you've included, which powerfully brings your descriptions vividly alive to the reader. Thank you for sending this in for us all to enjoy. I'm super proud of you too young man.yes
And Evie has sent in this amazing piece of portal storywriting, called Hunted. WOW!!!!!! This is superb writing young lady - I'm so impressed and proud of you.😊 I was gripped from start to finish. You have worked so hard here. You have some super mature turn of phrases, excellent punctuation, imagery and choice of language. Your descriptions are very vivid indeed. I love your opening and end sentenced too- very powerful. 'Small at first it danced through the darkness lighting up the silhouette of trees'​ - What a beautiful image this is. Keep up the wonderful workyes!!!!
Paige and her brother Isaac have been having a lovely time in the sunshine together today. They've been colouring in some VE Day bunting and made a fabulous model Anderson Shelter! WOW - What a super model this is!!!yes
They are planning to have a picnic in their garden, for their VE Day celebration tomorrow afternoon, and are going to bake some fresh cakes in the morning and use their bunting to decorate their picnic table. This sounds like they'll be having such a lot of fun. Well done both of you - it's great to see you having such a good time - enjoy your picnic!smiley
Ellie has been super busy again this week doing quite a lot of maths and enjoying it I hear - which is terrific!smiley She's also been writing her 'A door is' poem and her short story about a girl called Brittany. She tells me that she created her story with inspiration from the gate from the series Stranger Things. She's also been listening to the all the songs from Glee through her headphones and singing along to them. Ellie's also been learning a lot about VE Day and is planning to make scones over the weekend too. WOW Ellie!!!! What a busy week you're having - this is fantastic to hear. Here's Ellies 'A door is' poem. What a superb poem it is too - full of marvellous metaphors and excellent use of language. Excellent work Ellie - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it - a massive thumbs up from me.yes
And here's Ellie's super story too. Thank you for sending it in for us all to enjoy.smiley
Dylan has been enjoying his work this week about VE Day . I hear he enjoyed the morse code activity and here is a video of him sending a message to say hello to everyone in morse code: 

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What a lovely thing to do Dylan and what a super App you've found to use too - excellent! It's great to see you taking your learning further.smiley He has also been finding out about rationing and has made some war time recipes this week too. Plus, he's been enjoying finding out about his great grandfathers, who were in the war, and some facts about spitfire planes. Below are some pictures of some of the things that Dylan's been doing this week. His bread pudding looks lovely. What a lot of fun you've been having with your learning this week Dylan - keep up the super work young man - a massive thumbs up and ,"Hello," from me to you too.yessmiley

# I'm Proud of My Selfiesmiley

06.05.2020

This young man's been having a great time learning about morse code this afternoon, as part of his VE Day work. He's even found an online morse generator which he set up various messages on and he's been playing them back via sound or flashing light!!!!! Goodness me, this sounds fantastic!!! It's wonderful to see pupils so interested in their learning that they want to take their learning further and do a bit of research for themselves. A massive well done from me young man. yes It's fantastic to see you having such fun with your learning! Keep up the great work!

More of Today's Superstars!

06.05.2020

Dylane has been doing some wonderful poetry writing about her magical door. Well done Dylane - you've included some super punctuation in here too. I'm really proud of you young lady - keep up the great work!!!smiley I hear she's also been making the most of the glorious weather we've been having while keeping up with her reading.yesSitting in her paddling pool - keeping cool in the sunshine and enjoying a good book. I'm glad to hear you're having such a good time Dylane.

 

And Sadie's been doing some fabulous poetry writing too - excellent work young lady!!yes You've included some super vocabulary and very vivid images here - well done. I particularly love your end line and the image it portrays. Your 'rainbow of hope' is such a beautiful image too. Thank you for sending this in for us all to see. Sadie's also been spending her time doing more drawings and completing lots of activities on Purple Mash - 10/10 on her spelling quiz too. Keep up the super work Sadie!!smiley
Jack S has been finding out all about what life was like during World War 2; from rationing to the songs they sang and even wrote a note in role as a child living in those times. Well done Jack - I'm glad you're enjoying your learning.smiley

#We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

05.05.2020

Joshua's been doing some lovely work on his magical door -  how creative! I can see a super magical door poem in there too. Well done Joshua - you have been busy. I'm super proud of you young man.yes

It's great to see this young man's lovely, smiley face again.smileyShowing support for our wonderful NHS heroes, with a rainbow on your magical door, is such a lovely thing to do Max. I hear he's been doing lots of work at home and some of the activities on Purple Mash as well. yesHe got 10/10 for his spelling test this week too. Well done Max - I'm really proud of you too. 

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

05.05.2020

Look at this amazing Anderson Shelter that Joshua has made!!!! He built it, then dug it into their field, covered it in earth and camouflaged it with moss and turf (just like people really did during World War 2 times). WOW Joshua - this is an amazing model!smileyyes Fantastic job young man. I can see you've had a lot of fun making this, which is great to see.

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And look at this wonderful drawing that Morgan has done, to go with his doors unit of work. He says that the door, in his picture, represents not getting what you want because the cat wants to get through the door but can't. This is a lovely drawing Morgan - you've used some super shading techniques here. Well done for thinking about the symbolism of what you've chosen to draw here too. A beautiful piece of work.yessmiley
Jasmine's been working hard at developing her poetry writing and written some wonderful poems for the 'Doors' unit of work. Here's her 'The Door' poem:
And here's another fabulous poem she's written. What a lot of super language you've used and excellent writing you've done young lady - a massive thumbs up from me.smileyyes
Mia has enjoyed completing all the work from 'The Door' unit. Below is a piece of her work called 'Amelie and the Mysterious Door' which is a super piece of writing, containing some excellent descriptions. Well done Mia - I really enjoyed reading this story. She's also been doing lots of maths work which I hear she has worked extremely hard on. I've seen lots of super work from her on Purple Mash too. Tomorrow, Mia is going to start work on the VE Day activities with her sister Neve. Thank you for sending this in for us all to read Mia - have fun with your VE Day work.smileyyes
And Freja has just sent in her super 'Magical Door' poem too. Well done Freija - this is a lovely poem - I'm really proud of you too young lady.yes
Freija's also sent in this really cute picture of her cat playing dress up. Thank you for sending this in for us to see.smiley

Sophie's sent in a super timeline of key events of World War 2 for us to see, that she's been working hard on this week. This is great Sophie - you've included a lot of detail here.yes

And here's a slideshow of some of the other great work Sophie's been busy completing. Lovely artwork, science, maths and English. I know she's been busy doing lots of activities on Purple Mash too. Well done young lady - I'm super proud of you too. Keep up the great work!smiley

Super Work to Celebratesmiley

04.05.2020

Dylane has been finding out about the key events of World War 2 and creating her own timeline. She's also been completing lots of activities on Purple Mash too - well done Dylane - keep up the great work!yes

And look at these beautiful drawings that Jack S has been doing with his mum - they're lovely - very effective. Thank you for sending them in for us all to enjoy.yes

04.05.2020

Good morning my wonderful Year 6 pupils,

 

I hope you've had another good week, have had plenty of fun and are keeping safe and well. It goes without saying - I am still missing you all, however, it's been great to see so many of your wonderful, smiling faces again in the photographs and videos you've been sending in. smiley

 

Over the past week, I have been amazed at the fantastic amount of: #I'm proud of my selfies; photographs of you having fun learning at home; videos of the activities you've been doing; photographs of your wonderful work; files containing fantastic work and even a voice recording that you've been sending in! It has been so lovely to share and celebrate all of your efforts and to see the fun you've been having. Children, I really am immensely proud of each and every one of you. You have made me smile so many times again over the past week - I think your efforts have been amazing!!!!!!yes I am sure your families and friends have enjoyed seeing and celebrating all your fantastic efforts too. If you haven't already done so, please scroll down and have a look at all the wonderful things your classmates have been up to over the past week.

 

Again, over this past week, I've seen great work going on, on Purple Mash too - which is super!!! The majority of you completed the spelling quiz on Purple Mash and achieved super scores again - which is excellent . This week's star spellers, who achieved 10/10 in their spelling tests, were: Ethan, Summer, Jasmine, Mia, Jasmin and Sophie - a super thumbs up from me to you all.yes 

 

Please keep sending in your work and selfies (#Be proud of your selfie) to our class email address. If you haven't sent anything in yet, please do - I know we'd all love to see your lovely smiling faces again and celebrate the work you've been doing too. Or you could send me an email, letting me know what you've been up to and I will share what you've been doing on this class page as well. Our class email address to send your work to (or for direct contact with me, if you need some help) is:

 

year6@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

As always, please remember, I'm not expecting you to manage to complete everything that I have set you, however, please do try to complete as much as you can of the maths and English work I set you each week and try to do something creative and some physical exercise with your time too. Just try to complete what you can of the other subjects - if and when you have the time please. 

This Week's English Work:

This week we will be continuing and completing the English unit of work called, 'Doors - the World of Possibility'. I've put both the units below again for you. The first is work at the Year 6 standard and the second contains some more challenging work (for those of you who might like the challenge). You can of course dip into activities from both. As you know, this unit contains lots of reading, writing, grammar and punctuation activities, so like I suggested last week, I think it's a good idea that you take a break from working in your CPG books whilst you complete this unit.

Here's all the links again for the resources to go with the English units above:

Here is the link for you to listen to a reading of Kit Wright's poem 'The Magic Box' from activity 2 of the English unit above:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReP3gVrOfpI

 

Here are the links to the two different readings of Miroslav Holub’ s poem 'The Door' from activity 5 of the above English unit of work, to see which you prefer:

 

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

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011kx3r

 

Here is the link to listen to an extract from 'The Snow-Walker's Son' by Catherine Fisher to use in activity 6 of the English unit above:

 

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/doors

 

Spelling

This week's spellings are below. There's a quiz on last week's spelling list ready for you to complete now on Purple Mash in your 2Dos folder. The quiz on this weeks spelling list will be available to do from next Monday on Purple Mash.

Accelerated Reader

Don't forget that we have opened the date and time restrictions so that you are now able to access Accelerated Reader while you are at home too.  Please use the link below for the website and then your usual username and log in, if you would like to take a quiz on any of the fabulous books you've been reading at home.  

 

https://ukhosted49.renlearn.co.uk/2235796/

This Week's Maths Work:

Here is the video link for all this week's lessons (Summer Term week 3 lessons). Every day, just click on this link and then scroll down to each day's lesson number. From now on each lesson will have the correct date.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Monday's Lesson 1 Work:

Tuesday's Lesson 2 Work:
Wednesday's Lesson 3 Work:
Thursday's Lesson 4 Work:

Friday's Lesson 5 Work:

Follow the link to the White Rose website where BBC Bitesize are doing a special Friday maths challenge:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Click on the Summer Term Week 3 bar then scroll down to find Friday's session. 

This Week's History Challenge:

This week I am setting you a history challenge to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. There are lots of activities and creative things for you to enjoy having a go at here.

 

Click on the following link to watch a video about VE Day:

 

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

 

Here are a couple of useful VE Day information Power Points which are full of information and will help you to learn more about what happened:

Click on the link below, to view historical footage of the very first VE Day in London 1945, which includes footage of Winston Churchill's speech to the nation, VE Day celebrations and the King's speech to the nation:

 

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

Have a go at completing some of the activities from the VE Day home learning pack below:
If you'd like to be creative and make a model Anderson Shelter, below is  a Power Point of ideas I put together that might help. 
If you'd like to make a timeline of events in World War Two, here's an interactive Power Point that might help:
Or have a go at some of these activities instead/as well:
Lots of people across our country will be taking part in the following street party, having picnics in their front gardens, on the anniversary of VE Day this year; perhaps you and your family might like to join in:

This Week's Creative PE Challenges:

If you're having fun taking part in the Joe Wicks workouts every day please continue to do so. However, if you fancy a bit of a change, here are this week's alternative PE challenges that Mrs Broomby has set you:

 

Challenge 1 : Ball chase - roll a ball and try and see if you can beat it, challenge your family - who is the best? WATCH OUT YOU DON'T RUN INTO THE WALL!!!

Challenge 2 : Have a go at this flip a coin activity workout:

Challenge 3 : click the following link for some fun with a balloon ask the grown up in the house to find hard object to pick up, if you don't have a balloon try holding a ball on your flat hand, using:

 

email : parents@cumwhinton-1.com 

password : cumwhinton

 

https://home.jasmineactive.com/pe/year/3/unit/1/lesson/1/game/balloon-balance

As usual, if you fancy doing something a little different, I've also put lots of activities in your 2Dos folders on Purple Mash if you'd like to have a go at some of those too. If you haven't already done so, you might like to complete last week's geography and science challenges too.

 

I'm sure that there's lots here to keep you busy with again this week. 

 

Have a super week children. I can't wait to see all the wonderful work and selfies you send me this coming week. I'll keep adding them to our class page for everyone to look at and enjoy.

 

Keep safe and well,

Bye for now,

 

Miss Astell

Wonderful Work to Celebratesmiley

02.05.2020

Mustafa has been working very hard too and has sent in photographs of all the wonderful work he's been completing, over the past three weeks, for us to see. Wow Mustafa - you have been extremely busy young man!! What a lot of fabulous work you've produced - a massive thumbs up from me - I'm super proud of you!! yes Keep up the Great work!smiley

 

Below is a slideshow of all Mustafa's English work from 'The Lighthouse' unit. What a lot of super language you have included in your diamante poem Mustafa. Great comprehension work too:

There's lots of super English work to celebrate, that Mustafa has been doing on the 'Doors' unit, this week too:
What a lot of excellent maths work Mustafa's been doing, over the past three weeks, as well:
And here's the science, geography and other English work he's been doing too. Thank you for sending these in for us all to see what you've been doing Mustafa.smiley

More Wonderful Work to Celebrate

01.05.2020

Sadie has just sent in this wonderful, thought provoking poem called 'The Door', which she's written all about the lockdown we are all going through right now. This is a superb poem Sadie. Your use of imagery and language is extremely powerful. I really enjoyed reading this - what a super piece of work to share with everyone. What a little superstar you are young lady.smileyyes

And look at this fabulous pen and ink drawing that Sadie's sent in too, of her magical door. She tells me that she took her inspiration, for this drawing, from the demogorgon from the series 'Stranger Things'. It's an amazing drawing Sadie, however, I don't think I'd like to open this door as it looks very scary indeed!!!!! Keep up the great work!yes

# We're Proud of our Selfiessmiley

01.05.2020

I'm really please to hear that this lovely young man has been working hard again this week and enjoying becoming very knowledgeable about the different features of a river this week.yes . He's completed several English activities and managed all the maths this week as well. His family have all joined in with PE with Jo Wicks everyday and Ethan has started to build the science model too! Wow -you have been busy young man!!! I've also noticed, you've been doing lots of activities on Purple Mash and scored a fabulous 10/10 on this week's spelling quiz. What a little superstar you are too!!! Keep up the great work Ethan.smileyyes

And it's great to see this super young man having a great time doing his river experiment. You can see that he's labelled the different parts of the sediment - gravel+stones, then finer sediments then suspended sediments too. He's also been busy completing activities on Purple Mash too. Great work - a huge thumbs up from me. yessmiley
It's lovely to see you having fun with your learning too Finley. I hear you've been working really hard doing all the maths and geography and particularly enjoyed the experiment at the end. It's great that you've enjoyed the science activities too - I'm so pleased.smiley I've seen your work on Purple Mash and I know you've been working hard on this week's English unit as well - fantastic young man! I absolutely love your magical door poem; especially, as you've linked it to your thoughts and feelings about our current lockdown situation - what a beautiful piece of writing. A super weeks's work Finley - excellent! smileyyes I'm so pleased you sent these in for us all to enjoy.
 

# We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

30.04.2020

Eva looks like she's been having a great time baking with her little sister and cooking at home. It's so lovely to see your happy, smiling face again young lady. Goodness me, you have been busy - your baking looks so tasty. Thank you for sending these in for us to see.yes

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It's great to see this young man's lovely smile again too. What a super drawing you've done of your 'Door of Imagination' - well done, wonderful work.smileyyes Thank you for sending this in for us all to see.

Paige has been really busy with her 'Magical Door' this afternoon. She’s decorated her bedroom door into a magical entrance to Toy Story Land! What a fantastic idea Paige - so creative - I absolutely love it! Well done young lady - I'm super proud of you too.smileyyes Thank you for sending this in for us all to enjoy.

Amazing Worksmiley

30.04.2020

Wow!!!! Look at this magnificent, model waterfall that Sadie has created - made from moss and leaves and all sorts of craft materials she had at home. Sadie tells me that she really enjoyed making it. This is a fantastic piece of work Sadie - I bet it took you ages to complete - a massive thumbs up from me. She's also been doing the Joe Wicks workouts every day and keeping busy doing lots of maths work too. This is great to hear Sadie - keep up the fabulous work.smileyyes

Eva has also created a super, waterfall model - this is really effective Eva - excellent work. She's also drawn a lovely lighthouse picture and a beautiful magical door. You have been really busy creating these wonderful pieces of art Eva -I'm very impressed.yes
Eva has also been extremely busy working on her English, maths, science work and doing lots of reading too. Here's a slideshow of some of the super work she's been doing. WOW Eva!!!!!! What a lot of fantastic work you've been doing - I'm super proud of you young lady - Keep up the great work!smileyyes
Mia's just sent in this beautiful sketch of her magical door. What a lovely drawing Mia - a super thumbs up from me.yes

# We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

29.04.2020

Owen's sent in these super photo's of him having a great time baking at home. Your cakes look delicious Owen. Thank you for sending these in. It's so good to see you doing so well. I bet your family can't wait to taste them. Well done young man. smileyyes

WOW Jack - what a beautiful drawing! I bet this is going up pride of place in your window at home. What a fantastic tribute to our NHS heroes - a really lovely thing to have drawn. I'm super proud of you - keep up the great work! It's so lovely to see your happy, smiling face again too - thank you for sending this in.smileyyes 

Great Work to Celebratesmiley

29.04.2020

Liam Hetherington's just sent in this lovely photograph of his lighthouse, diamante poem. Well done Liam - thank you for sending it in. I've also seen that you've been working hard on Purple Mash this week too - well done. Keep up the great work!

Morgan has also been working really hard and has sent in these two wonderful pieces of writing. Excellent use of language here Morgan and I love your use of imagery in your lighthouse description - very impressive young man. The backgrounds you've chosen are fabulous too - super work!smileyyes
He's also drawn this super picture of a lighthouse. I love the movement you've captured, of the sea, here Morgan. I'm really proud of you - keep up the great work!
Frankie-Jo's mum tells me that she's been creative in lots of ways today. Look at this fabulous strawberry tart she's made - very professional looking.smileyI bet it's delicious. She's sent in her lovely magical door poem too. Well done young lady - keep up the great work! I'm super proud of you.yes

More Fabulous Work to Celebrate

28.04.2020

Wow!!! Jasmine has just sent in a superb poem - filled with very powerful use of imagery. I'm very impressed indeed. Keep up the excellent work Jasmine!! A massive thumbs up from me.yes

Nathan's sent in this wonderful voice recording of him reading his 'The Magical Door' poem. WOW Nathan - this is fantastic!!!!! smileyI loved listening to it. Thank you so much for sending it in to share with everyone. You are working so hard young man - keep up the great work.yes

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Joshua's been busy with his geography work this morning - making his river in a bottle experiment. It's good to see you having fun with your learning Joshua.smileyyes

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Summer's mum emailed in today to say that she's been managing to do lots of  maths, English and creative work and fitting in bits of science and geography too - which is fantastic to hear. She's keeping up with her reading and working hard on her spellings and Purple Mash activities too. This is fantastic Summer. smiley A super thumbs up from me for your 10/10 spelling quiz score this week too - I'm super proud of you too young lady.smileyyes It's really nice to hear that Summer's been out enjoying walks and playing lots of games in the garden as well. 
 

A Lovely Photograph

28.04.2020

This photo really made me smile this morning. It's of Charlotte trying ever so hard to get her school work done this morning while a little friend is cosying up on the sofa with her, desperate for her attention.smiley Well done Charlotte for persisting.

# We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

27.04.2020

It's so good to see these two fabulous young ladies again - I've missed your lovely smiles girls.smileyCharlotte and Sadie have both been working really hard on their science work. They've both drawn their own diagrams too - very impressive. Charlotte's drawn a very careful diagram of the human heart to go with her science work and Sadie's drawn the human circulatory system on her science facts sheet. Well done girls - I'm really proud of you both.yes

Ellie's just sent in these wonderful pictures of the artwork she's been doing too. What a happy, proud smile you have on your face there Ellie. I've really missed seeing your lovely smiling face too - thank you for sending these in. I'm so proud of you. I think your work is amazing, so resourceful and creative. Ellie tells me that her mum let her paint over an old picture they had in their garage. What's really amazing, is that this was done without a paintbrush as she didn't have one at home. She used rags and cotton buds. She used the 3 colours of paint that they had, which were blue, red and yellow and for the sky she used shoe polish, mixed with wall paint. For the white bits she used wall paint. For the different colours of yellow she even used eye shadow, nail varnish also hair chalk!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!smileyyesyes  She tells me she looked closely at the different textures and how they would look in real life plus she's also sketched a lighthouse too. She also says she that she's loved learning about rivers and the circulatory system as well. Keep up the great work Ellie.

And it's great to hear that Thomas is still really enjoying his maths work. It's lovely to see your happy, smiling face as well young man - I'm super proud of you too. Keep up the great work!smileyyes

More Fantastic Work to Celebrate

27.04.2020

Evie's been really busy again.yes She's just sent in her super diamante poem and her history of Grace Darling writing for use all to see. Excellent work Evie - what a superstar you are!smiley

And look at this wonderful work that another one of our class superstars has been doing today. This is a fabulous poem Mia - I really enjoyed reading it and I know your mum did too. Well done young lady - this is excellent writing. smileyyes
Sadie and her brother have been out looking at nature on their daily walks. They've seen baby lambs and deer and have found some tadpoles which they have made a habitat for at home. They are going to release them back where they found them, once they are a little bigger. Here's a short video of the tadpoles in the habitat they have made. Thank you for sharing this Sadie - I'm glad you have been getting out in the lovely sunshine and having such an interesting time on your walks.

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27.04.2020

Hi everyone - I hope you're all still keeping safe and well and that you've managed to get out in the glorious sunshine we've had over the past week.

 

I must say children, I have really enjoyed seeing all the wonderful photographs of your lovely smiling faces and the super work you've been sending in again this week. If you haven't already done so, please scroll down and take a look at all the things that your classmates have sent in - what a wide variety of super work to celebrate again this week. I've also seen lots of work going on, over the past week, on Purple Mash too - which is excellent!!! The majority of you managed to complete the weekly spelling quiz, on Purple Mash, with everyone achieving at least 7/10 or higher, which shows a super effort from everyone - well done children. This week's star spellers, who achieved 10/10 in their spelling tests, were: Sadie, Dylan CC, Jasmine and Jasmin - a super thumbs up from me to you all. smileyyes

 

Thank you children, for all your hard work - I am super proud of you all, for all your efforts.smileyyes Parents, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all too, for the tremendous support you have been giving your children with their home schooling. I really do appreciate that it can't be easy as many of you, I know, are going out to work and others are working from home. 

 

Please keep sending in your work and selfies (#Be proud of your selfie) to our class email address. If you haven't sent anything in yet, please do - I would love to see what you've been up to and I know your classmates would love to see your work and your lovely smiling faces too.smiley Our class email address to send your work to (or for direct contact with me, if you need some help) is:

 

year6@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

As always, please remember, I'm not expecting you to manage to complete everything that I have set you, however, please do try to complete as much as you can of the maths and English work I set you each week and try to do something creative and some physical exercise with your time too. Just try to complete what you can of the other subjects - if and when you have the time please. 

This Week's English Work

For the next couple of weeks we are going to be working on an English unit of work called, 'Doors - the World of Possibility'. I have added two different versions of the unit below. The first is work at the Year 6 standard and the second contains some more challenging work (for those of you who might like the challenge). You can of course dip into activities from both. This unit contains lots of reading, writing, grammar and punctuation activities so I suggest that you take a break from working in your CPG books whilst you complete this unit.

Links to the resources to go with the English units above:

Here is the link for you to listen to a reading of Kit Wright's poem 'The Magic Box' from activity 2 of the English unit above:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReP3gVrOfpI

 

Here are the links to the two different readings of Miroslav Holub’ s poem 'The Door' from activity 5 of the above English unit of work, to see which you prefer:

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

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011kx3r

 

Here is the link to listen to an extract from 'The Snow-Walker's Son' by Catherine Fisher to use in activity 6 of the English unit above:

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/doors

 

Spelling

This week's spellings are below. There's a quiz on last week's spelling list ready for you to complete now on Purple Mash in your 2Dos folder. The quiz on this weeks spelling list will be available to do next Monday on Purple Mash.

This Week's Maths Work

Monday's Video link for Session 1:

https://vimeo.com/403441636

Tuesday's Video link for Session 2:

https://vimeo.com/405761459

Wednesday's Video link for Session 3:

https://vimeo.com/405761575

Thursday's Video link for Session 4:

https://vimeo.com/405761761

Friday's Session 5:

Follow the link to the White Rose website where BBC Bitesize are doing a special Friday maths challenge:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Click on the Summer Term Week 2 bar then scroll down to find Friday's session. 

Anybody who is still needing to complete last week's unit follow Friday's link and open the first week 2 bar (see screen shot below).

This Week's Creative PE Challenges

I know a lot of you have been tuning in to do the Joe Wicks workouts every morning. However, if you feel like doing something a bit different instead, here are some different ideas to get you moving, that Mrs Broomby has sent in for you to have a go at (different ones will be added every week):

 

  1. Create an active board game to play with your family - this can include star jumps, burpees, squats, press ups, sit ups, shuttle runs, hops, wall sit and plank challenges. You can add fun things to this too (please see example below of one Mrs Broomby created with her daughters).

 2.   Create a dance or a football routine to music - this can be a song of your choice and include equipment or multiple balls, why not invite  your siblings to join in?

3.    Have a snowball fight as a family -grown-ups against the children. Using screwed up pieces of paper. Draw a line on the floor to mark the centre line. Both teams start with the same amount of 'snowballs'. Set a  timer and the winner is the team with the least snowballs on their side! Remember no stepping over the dividing line. (Mrs Broomby tells me that she had great fun playing this with her husband and girls).

 

If you'd like to send in photos or short videos of you having fun playing these at home, please do and I'll upload them onto this class page for everyone to see.

This Week's Art Challenge Work

This week continue working on your river art challenges (see Power Point below for ideas). Some of you have already sent in pictures of the fantastic artwork you've been doing. Some of you also emailed to tell me you have been enjoying working on this artwork but haven't finished your work yet. I can't wait to see the wonderful creations you come up with this week.smiley There's also a creative art activity, for you to have a go at, in your English 'Doors' unit of work. Please don't forget to send in photographs of your work or selfies (#Be proud of your selfie).

 

Here are some other lovely art ideas, that you might like to have a go at outside with chalks, on a sunny day.

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This Week's Science Activities

Have a go at making a model circulatory system. Below are two versions of the model: a coloured version and an ink saving black and white version, which you could colour yourself. See below for the instructions too.

Have a go at the following experiment to see what happens to your pulse rate before and after exercise.

This Week's Geography Challenge

 

1. First of all, log onto the Curriculum Visions website and click on geography on the menu bar on the right.

 

2. Then scroll down until you find the Rivers book and click on it (if you have recently viewed this book, it should be straight in front of you on the screen when you click on the geography tab).

 

3. Next, scroll down the page and directly underneath the Rivers book cover you will see a boxed section called Interactive Presentations - click on this box.

 

4. You will then come to a screen showing the contents. I would like you to watch sections 3 (Source to mouth), 4 (Waterfalls) and 5 (Meanders)

 

5. In each section you will find a series of slides to work through (by clicking on the arrows on the right). However, if you hover over the microphone symbol on each page, the page will be read aloud to you. There are a series of challenge questions and answers, at the bottom left on each page, which will help to further your understanding.

 

Once you have finished looking at the above information about rivers, complete some of the activities in the Rivers Home Learning Pack below (the first activity is there to help you recap your learning from the previous session).

 

Alternatively, if you are feeling creative, you might like to create a fact file/report/information poster/leaflet about rivers, containing the information you have learnt.

Other Activities you might enjoy

From 9am Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to watch BBC Bitesize Daily on BBC iPlayer and Red Button. 20-minute lessons covering ages 5 to 14. Once you go onto the site there's a section of lessons for Year 6. Follow the link below if you would like to go directly to the site:

 

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

 

See the primary timetable below:

If you fancy doing something a little different, I've also put lots of  activities in your 2Dos folders on Purple Mash if you'd like to have a go at some of those too.

 

I'm sure that there's lots here to keep you busy with. 

 

Have a good week children. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful work and selfies you send me this coming week. I'll keep adding them to our class page for everyone to look at and enjoy.

 

Keep safe and well,

Bye for now,

 

Miss Astell

# I'm Proud of My Selfie yes

26.04.2020

Owen's just sent in this lovely picture of him holding the super geography work he's done this week. Well done Owen - it's lovely to see your happy, smiling face - I'm really proud of you! Keep up the great work.smiley

Rainbows for Heroes

26.04.2020

Jasmine just sent in these lovely pictures of the rainbows she's been drawing, on her drive, to show her appreciation to all our NHS heroes, for all the tremendous work they are doing to help people in need. Thank you for sending these in for us all to see Jasmine - what a lovely, thoughtful thing to have done. 

# I'm Proud of My Selfiesmiley

24.04.2020

I've really missed seeing this super, smiley face - it's great to see you again Ethan! He's been really busy with his river work this week. Look at his lovely river drawing.

He's also been really busy finding out about the features of a river and really enjoying these activities - which is lovely to hear. He's been working hard doing lots of work on Purple Mash too. I'm super pround of all your efforts young man - keep up the great work!yes

Fabulous Work!!!

24.02.2020

WOW!!! Evie has been really busy this week. Look at these two lovely pieces of creative artwork she's completed. What a lot of time these must have taken - such a lot of careful work.

And look at the hard work she's done with her science and geography too. Evie tells me that she's been really enjoying her work - that's great to hear. She's also been super busy doing lots of activities on Purple Mash too and is particularly enjoying the computing tasks. A super thumbs up from me young ladyyes​​ Thank you for letting us see what you've been doing - I'm so proud of you.smiley
Nathan's just sent in his Illinois project, Power Point presentation for us all to see. What a lot of interesting facts he's discovered. He's done some fantastic work on transition effects between the pages too - very impressive! Thank you for sending this in - it's an excellent piece of work. yesHe's also been very busy on Purple Mash this week too. Keep up the super work young man.
WOW!!!!! Look at this amazing creation that Finley's been busy making this week!!! I absolutely love it!smiley I can see you've had a lot of fun making this fabulous model Finley. A super thumbs up from me. yes
He's also been really busy with his lighthouse English work and written a lovely diamante poem (see pictures below). I hear he's been doing really well with his maths work and completing lots of things on Purple Mash too. I'm so impressed young man - keep up the great work.smiley

# I'm Proud of My Selfie

23.04.2020

Owen's just sent in this lovely picture of him holding his lighthouse picture - it's so good to see you young man. I'm so pleased you're managing to get out in the sunshine too. I hear you've been working hard on your maths work and I've seen lots of your completed work on Purple Mash too. Well done - I'm really proud of you - keep up the great worksmiley

More of Our Class Superstars!!

23.04.202

Look at this lovely mixed media lighthouse picture, that Jack S has just sent in. What a super piece of artwork. I'm so pleased to hear that you really enjoyed doing it Jack and I've been told you've been working really hard with your maths work as well. I'm super proud of you young man. Keep up the great work!!smiley

Look at this super river, rock painting that Dylan CC has been doing. What careful work young man.smiley He's also been doing lots of excellent work on Purple Mash this week as well. It's so good to hear that you've been really enjoying your work too Dylan - keep up the great work. I'm really proud of you too.

WOW!!!

22.04.2020

Look at this wonderfully creative piece of artwork and English that Sadie's been doing today!! I absolutely love it Sadie.smiley Excellent work - thank you for sending it in.

And Jasmine's been busy producing this lovely river sketch too. Another super piece of work.

More Fantastic Work to Sharesmiley

21.04.2020

Jasmine's been super busy again - what a little superstar you are young lady. This piece of descriptive writing is superb - very powerful writing indeed! I was hooked throughout. Excellent use of personification. 

She's also sent in her lovely lighthouse painting. She also tells me she's been doing lots of maths and science work and a bit of geography too - fantastic Jasmine!!!Thank you for sending these in to share with everyone.

# We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

21.04.2020

Look at these two proud young men - it's so good to see your lovely smiling faces again boys - what superstars you both are.

 

The first piece of work is a beautiful collage picture - very effective indeed.

And look at this lovely drawing. I can see your diamante poem on there too - well done.

Amazing Work to Celebratesmiley

20.04.2020

# I'm Proud of My Selfiesmiley

And so you should be young man - I'm so proud of you too - this work is fabulous! What a great idea putting your diamante poem onto your picture - it is so effective. It's so lovely to see your happy, smiling face as well. Seeing my wonderful pupils look so happy and proud of their achievements always makes me happy and puts a smile on my face too. Thank you so much for sending this in for us all to see.

Look at all the super work Ellie's been doing too - you have been busy! Your lighthouse writing is full of great descriptions, personification and well chosen language. I'm super proud of you too!
Ellie's also sent in photographs of some of the other work she's completed (see pictures below). There's more writing, design work and even some science work too - well done young lady. Plus, she also tells me, she's been doing Jo Wicks workouts every morning and doing very well at learning her weekly spellings. Ellie also tells me that she's in the middle of completing some art work which she's really enjoying doing. I can't wait to see it Ellie. Keep up the great work young lady.smiley
Here's a lovely lighthouse collage sent in by Mia. This is a super picture Mia - what careful work. I bet this took a lot of time to complete! Thank you so much for sending this in to share with everyone.smiley

20.04.2020

Hello again my amazing Year 6 pupils. I hope you are all still keeping safe and well and, of course, I'm still missing you lots. It has been so lovely to see all the wonderful work, selfies (with your happy, smiling faces) and videos that you've sent in over the last few weeks. Please scroll down and have a look at what your classmates have been doing - there is such a variety of super work to share and celebrate. Well done everyone!!! Your hard work and creativity is always great to see and never fails to put a smile on my face. Keep sending it in to our class email please and I'll make sure it gets put onto this class page.

 

Just in case you can't find it, our class email address to send your work to (or for direct contact with me, if you need some help) is:

 

year6@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

I appreciate it can't be easy for you all, keeping up with all your school work while you're at home. Although, I'm extremely proud of you all for the efforts I have seen from everyone so far - keep up the great work children. I'm not expecting you to manage to complete everything that I have set you, however, please do try to complete as much as you can of the maths and English work I set you each week and try to do something creative with your time too. Just try to complete what you can of the other subjects - if and when you have the time please. Don't forget to look at the timetable that's there as a guide for you for home learning (on this page if you scroll down).

This Week's English Work

 

Please keep working on 'The Lighthouse' English unit that you started last week. Some of you have emailed to say you've been really enjoying this unit - which is great to hear (I've got something different ready for you to begin next week). Please keep sending in the work you complete, pictures or selfies with you holding the work you are proud of (#Be proud of your selfie) and I'll put them on the website for everyone to see the super work you've been doing.

Don't forget to complete a unit from your CPG reading comprehension books and a couple of pages from your CPG grammar books too please.

 

I've also set you some weekly spellings to practise (see below). There's a quiz on last weeks spelling list ready for you to complete now on Purple Mash in your 2Dos folder. The quiz on this weeks spelling list will be available to do next Monday on Purple Mash.

Keeping up with regularly reading your reading book is also so important please too children. However, if you fancy reading something a little different, you can always log on to the Curriculum Visions website as there's a wealth of excellent non-fiction topic books for you to choose from and enjoy reading there.

Creative Artwork Challenges

Over the next week or two, have a go at one or more of the art ideas, I've put together, in the Power Point presentation below. Please don't forget to send in pictures/or selfies of your wonderful work to share on our class page. 

This Week's Maths Work

For your maths work this week please follow the link below to the White Rose Home Learning website:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Please click on the first ' Week Two' tab and you should see:

Lesson one this week is learning about calculating scale factors. There is a 10 minute teaching video for you to watch again (just like last week). The video clearly explains the key learning (again, you can watch it more than once if need be). There are also activity sheets for you to either print off and complete or just look at the screen and complete the answers in your green workbooks . Once you've completed the work, there's answer sheets for you to check your understanding (just like last week) . On day three there are a few questions which requires a protractor; however, again please don't worry if you haven't got one to hand at home. There are still plenty of questions you will be able to answer without one. 

 

There are 5 days worth of maths lessons there for you. However, please just complete what you can. Remember it is much better to take your time to understand something properly than to rush your work. 

Why not have a go at some of these fun 'Maths on the Move Home Challenge Activities' too.smiley

Other Challenge Activities

If you fancy doing something a little different, I've also put some computing, art and maths activities in your 2Dos folders on Purple Mash too.

 

If you didn't manage to do the science or geography work I set you last week and would like to busy yourselves with those activities this week, please do. (Don't forget I'd love to see any of your finished work please).

 

Also, from 9am Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to watch BBC Bitesize Daily on BBC iPlayer and Red Button. 20-minute lessons covering ages 5 to 14. Once you go onto the site there's a section of lessons for Year 6. Follow the link below if you would like to go directly to the site:

 

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

 

See the primary timetable below:

I'm sure that there's lots here to keep you busy with. Next week, I'm going to set you a geography challenge to have a go at too.

 

Have a good week children. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful work and selfies you send me this coming week. If you'd like to send in a video of what you've been doing, please make sure it is no more than 20-30 seconds long. Unfortunately, if videos are any longer I can't upload them onto this class page. I'll keep adding them to our class page for everyone to look at and enjoy.

 

Keep safe and well,

Bye for now,

 

Miss Astell

More Fabulous Work to Celebrate

19.04.2020

Sadie has just sent in some of the super work she's been doing this week for us to see. What a powerful piece of descriptive writing your 'The Lighthouse' piece is - full of excellent use of personification. A massive thumbs up from me Sadie. I really enjoyed reading it.smiley

She's drawn a lovely lighthouse picture too.
And look at these wonderful sketches she's been busy doing (see below) so topical of times at the moment. I hear you've been doing lots of maths work too Sadie - excellent! Thank you for sending in your work for us to see. Keep up the great work - I'm so very proud of you young lady.smiley

Sensational Newspaper Reportssmiley

18.04.2020

Below are some fantastic newspaper reports, sent in by some of the wonderful children in our class. Thank you children - they're all super. What a lot of time and effort you've all spent writing these. The headlines really grab the reader's attention and what a lot of excellent, adventurous vocabulary you've used. From the details you've included, it is quite clear that you've all spent a lot of time researching facts about the event and Philippe Petit's life too. A super thumbs up from me - Well done children. smiley I'm extremely proud of you all. Keep up the great work. 

 

Sadie's newspaper report:
Ethan's newspaper report:

Some More Fantastic Work to Show

17.04.2020

Here's two fabulous pieces of work, done by two lovely young ladies in our class. Mia has written a super newspaper report, about a lighthouse, and Jasmine's sent in her wonderful lighthouse poem. Great job girlssmiley. I'm very impressed with your hard work and the excellent choice of adventurous vocabulary that you've both used. A super well done from me, to both of you - Keep up the great work girls. 

Ethan has been extremely busy working on his lighthouse project too. What a lot of super English work you've done this week Ethan - excellent work young man. I really love both of your lighthouse pictures - so creative and effective. I'm so pleased to hear that you've been really enjoying this work and I hear you've been doing PE with Jo Wicks every day and lots of reading, maths, spelling and grammar work too. WOW Ethan!!! A massive thumbs up from me - I'm so proud of you.smiley
Ethan's also sent in pictures of his Texas project work for you all to see. Super work Ethan. Thank you for sending these pictures in.smiley

# We're Proud of Our Selfiessmiley

16.04.2020

Look at these two smiley faces - it's so good to see you looking so happy boys. Great work too - I'm so proud of you both. A super thumbs up, well done, for all your hard work. It's so lovely to see you both doing so well. 

Look at all the creative work this young man has been doing. I can really see he's been concentrating hard on his model making and building a moving robot too - wow!!!
And here he is having fun with his robot in the sun. 

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Well done young man - I'm so proud of you too and it's so lovely to see you smiling and having a super time. Thank you for sending in a picture of your Californian, Hollywood model - it's fantastic (see picture below). Such a lot of work and effort. I also hear you've been doing lots of maths work at home too - excellent! Keep up the great work.

 

Thank you boys, for letting me see what you've been doing. Seeing your smiling faces has put a big smile on my face too.smiley

WOW!!!!!

14.04.2020

Evie has just sent me these wonderful pictures of her Alaska state, project model that she has obviously worked extremely hard on (unfortunately, with the school closure, she didn't get to bring into class). This is an amazing model Evie - well done and thank you for sending the pictures in. It even lights up to show the Northern Lights (otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis). She also sent me a super Power Point with lots of interesting facts (many I didn't know). Hopefully, we'll all be back before the end of term so that she can share it with you all then.

 

A few of you brought them in to show on our last day, however, if anyone else would like to send in pictures of your project work, I will display the pictures on here for everyone to see too.

 

14.04.2020

Good morning my fabulous Year 6 pupils. I hope you've all had a nice time with your families over the Easter break and that you've managed to get out for a bit of exercise and fresh air too. I'm still really missing your lovely smiley faces however I'm pleased that you're all staying home and keeping safe and well.

 

Thank you to all those of you who sent me your newspaper reports, about Philippe Petit's amazing high-wire walk. I was really impressed with the sensational headlines you came up with and the adventurous vocabulary and punctuation you used - well done everyone. I'm so proud of all of you for the excellent amount off effort you are putting into your school work during this difficult time - keep up the great work children!

 

I know many of you have been tuning in to story time with Mrs. Mitchell.  I've been watching regularly too and have loved seeing the challenge work you've been sending in. Sadie, I saw you and your brother speaking so nicely on the Border News clip too. Well done to you all.

 

Over the next few weeks, please email me selfies of yourself with any of the work you complete, that you are really proud of, and I'll display them on this page for everyone to see. Remember #Be proud of your selfiesmiley

 

Below I have given you plenty of work to keep you all busy but please just try and complete as much of the work as you can. Don't worry if you can't manage to complete it all. See the suggested timetable for work at home (which is there if you scroll down). 

 

English

 

For the next two weeks, I'd like you to focus your English writing work on the short animated film called 'The Lighthouse'; details of how to watch the film are in the pack below. There are lots of activities for you to complete and choose from in there. Again, if you'd like to send me some of your finished poems and stories to our class email, I'd love to see them. Our class email address is:

year6@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

 

Don't forget to complete a unit each week from your CPG reading comprehension books and a couple of pages each week from your CPG grammar books too please.

 

I've also set you some weekly spellings to practise (see below). Quiz on these available on Purple Mash from Monday. If you log on to your Purple Mash site, you'll find them in your 2Dos folder.

Artwork Creative Challenge

One of the activities that the Lighthouse activity pack asks you to do is to create a lighthouse collage. If you Google Lighthouse artwork images, there are loads of pictures to give you ideas. I don't mind what artistic medium you choose. Whether you'd like to create a collage, paint a picture, pencil drawing, pastels or charcoal your picture, I don't mind at all - it's up to you. Perhaps you'd like to do more than one? Remember what you've learnt in class though: keep looking at the picture you are drawing, all the time, as it makes all the difference to the quality of your work. If you'd like to email me some of your finished artwork to our class email page, I'd love to see them and display some of them on this page for you all to see.

 

 

Maths

For your maths work this week please follow the link below to the White Rose Home Learning website:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Please click on the summer term week one tab and you should see:

 

Lesson one is learning about vertically opposite angles. There is a 10 minute teaching video for you to watch. The video clearly explains the key learning (you can watch it more than once if need be). There are also activity sheets for you to either print off and complete or just look at the screen and complete the answers in your green workbooks. Once you've completed the work, there's answer sheets for you to check your understanding. The very first question requires a protractor; however, please don't worry if you haven't got one to hand at home. You can check what this question helps you to understand, about vertically opposite angles, by looking at the answers for question 1, then just move onto question 2. All the other questions are about calculating angles, from what you have learnt, and don't require the use of a protractor.

 

There are 5 days worth of maths lessons there for you. However, as this week is only a 4 day week, please just do as much as you can. It is much better to take your time to understand something properly than to rush your work. 

Science

Lesson one about the Circulatory System

Here is the first lesson of the next science topic we would have been learning about. There is a Power Point presentation to for you to work through and then some activity sheets. You could either print off the activity sheets and complete them or you could be creative and draw your own diagrams with labels in your green books or on plain paper.

If you go onto the Curriculum Visions website (follow the link below) and click on Science on the menu bar on the right, then scroll down to the book title 'Moving and Growing' and click on it, you will come to the screen shown below. Click on the 'Circulatory System' book cover and there you will find an on screen book all about the Circulatory System.

https://www.curriculumvisions.com/

 

Our school user name is: cumwhinton/0001

Password: jungle

 

Geography

Our Summer Term Geography topic is, Why are rivers such a powerful force of nature?

Log onto the Curriculum Visions website again and click on Geography on the menu bar on the right, then click on the Rivers Book. You will come to the following screen:

First of all, click on the red arrow on the front of the book and then on it again on the following screen. A video will then play (about 9 minutes long) telling you all about the journey of the River Thames.

 

Once you've watched this video, go back to the front cover and click on it but this time not on the red arrow. This will allow you to read through the book. It has lots of interesting facts about rivers. Read page 4 and 5 of the book and watch the video there (by clicking on the arrow). This tells you all about the features of rivers and valleys.

 

Once you've done this, click on the following link to watch a Youtube video all about the journey of the River Severn from source to mouth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M48ANM3hAQ&t=75s

Next look at the two activities below. Both contain diagrams showing the features of a river. Either print off the one of your choice or be creative and draw your own diagram. However, rather than just filling in the labels for the parts of the river, what I would like you to do instead is to:

*   Either cut out the diagram (without the label boxes) or draw your own  diagram and stick the diagram onto the centre of a double page in your green workbooks

*    Then label the parts of the river - underlining the labels for each feature

*     Under each label, I would like you to write a definition of that feature in your own words, using the information you have learnt (just like we do in your geography books in school)

 

Alternatively, (if you're feeling really creative) you could choose to paint/draw an extra large picture, showing the journey and features of a river instead. You could then stick on post-it-note sized pieces of paper labeling and detailing each feature on the river's journey. 

 

Once you've completed this work, again, I'd love to see it, if you'd like to email it to me.

 

If you scroll down a little further you'll notice I've added some photographs of you signing your shirts, on our last morning in class. I thought you might enjoy looking at them.

 

Stay safe children,

Bye for now,

Miss Astell

 

 

20.03.2020 Shirt signing

HOME LEARNING DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

23.03.2020

Good morning my wonderful Year 6 pupils - I'm missing you already! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend with your families and are keeping happy and safe.

 

Live on YouTube at 9.00am every weekday morning, starting today,

#PEwithJOE. Joe 'The Body Coach'will be broadcasting a 30 minute live indoor PE lesson on his YouTube channel, aimed at keeping the nation's children active during the school closure.

This would be a great way to begin each day ready for worksmiley

 

Over the next few weeks I will be giving you suggestions for weekly Maths and English work for you to complete at home, either online (on Purple Mash) or in the green workbook you have all been given. In addition, if you go online to the Twinkl website ( details of how are outlined below) you will find an abundance of other excellent activities to keep you all busy and interested in all subjects across the curriculum. 

* Every week please try to complete one unit of work from the CPG Fiction Reading workbook you were given. Each unit covers every area of reading comprehension and will really help you to develop your reading skills, ready for secondary school. Remember your PEE answers (make a point, find some evidence and explain how the evidence backs up your point) when answering 2 or 3 point questions (especially in the inference sections).

* I also suggest that you all try to complete a couple of pages each week from your Grammar CPG workbook too.

* It is important not to get rusty with you maths calculations so please try to complete one of the arithmetic assessment sheets I gave you each week too please.

Home Learning Pack

Below is a home learning pack which contains:

*  A series of Year 6 maths work. Each set of work has three levels of work: developing, expected and greater depth just like the ones we have been using in class (although each level starts at number 1 each time, unlike the ones we have previously used in class, so make sure you look at the stars to check which level you are using). There are Varied Fluency questions and then Problem Solving and Reasoning ones too - just like we use in class. Remember to do the Varied Fluency ones first until you feel more confident as they generally tend to be easier.

* The pack also contains some Grammar work too plus some practical ideas for learning.

Things to do from the Twinkl Website

 

I recommend that you log onto the Twinkl website (details of how to do this are outlined below) and download and save the:

Year 6 School Closure Home Learning Resource Pack

Try to complete one thing, of your choice, from this pack each week please. There are such a lot of activities on there to choose from. You can either print them off to complete or do them in your green workbooks. 

This Week's Maths Work:

Log onto the Twinkl website (instructions how to do this and your password is outlined below) and:

Search for and download:

   - 'Diving into Mastery - Volume of a Cuboid Teaching Pack' (which contains a Power Point and Worksheets and answers)

   -  'Volume of Cuboids Worksheets - Year 6' (which contains worksheets  and answers)

Please complete at least one or two of these worksheets, answering them in your green workbooks.

 

I'd also like you to work through some of the pages from the Home Learning activity pack above please (choose at least two or three pages to complete please over the course of the week).

This Week's Writing Activity:

I'd really like you to write a sensational newspaper report about Philippe Petit's jaw-dropping wire walk between the Twin Towers. Write this as if you were actually a reporter there, reporting on the events, as if they have just happened.

 

To help you organise this writing, log onto the Twinkl website again and search for Newspaper Reports Year 6. There are lots of Power Points available there about how to write a great newspaper report and examples of what a good one looks like. Some of the key things for you to remember are:

- Make sure your headline grabs your reader's attention;

- Make sure you begin with a 4W's paragraph (who, what, when and where) and remember it is often best to begin with the time the events took place.

- Next, include a paragraph which states the most important events in a nutshell. (The why and how things happened).

- Include at least two more paragraphs detailing why and how things happened, which include some direct and indirect quotes from eye witnesses;

- Think carefully about who you choose to quote as eye witnesses - make them believable to your reader.

- Try to remember to include some time sequencing adverbials/adverbial phrases too please.

- Remember that the main body of your writing should be in the past tense, until your final reorientation paragraph. Your final paragraph should bring the reader up to date with what is happening currently;

- Remember to include some exciting vocabulary. As you are working at home, feel free to use an online thesaurus to help you expand your vocabulary.

 

To help you with this writing it might also be a good idea to do some web research of your own about Philippe Petit, or watch the clips, trailer or information about him on YouTube.

 

You can do this writing either in your green book or on a laptop/computer using Word or Publisher. If you like, you can email me completed ones to our class email address - I'd love to see them. 

 

I will also be adding some Purple Mash work for you to complete, using your login details, over the next few weeks too. However, I won't be giving you any extra work to do over the two week Easter break. You all really deserve some time off, after all the hard work you've been doing lately. (There are some good ideas in the Home Learning activity pack above though in case you find yourself needing something to do).

 

Keep up the great work children!  Keep positive and adopt a Growth Mindset attitude towards your work. Remember, I believe in you and know you can do it.

 

Miss Astell

N.B. Details of how to get onto the Twinkl website are directly below.

 

 

 

   

To support parents and carers during school closure Twinkl have offered a free one month membership.

Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Enter the code:  UKTWINKLHELPS

This will give you and your child access to a range of resource organised by age and subject.smiley

I have sometimes used Power Points from this site in our Year 6 class. This is one of the sites I will be referring you to over the next few weeks to help with your weekly learning tasks.

24.02.2020 Awe and wonder as Year 6 take a 360 degree tour around New York. Awesome view from the top of the Empire State Building and looking upwards from the bottom of many skyscrapers.

07.02.2020 - Working hard - writing descriptions

20.01.2020 Having great fun learning about electrical circuits and light during our class BLACKOUT DAY

Amazing artwork using cross hatching - inspired by Harry Potter

Having fun with Design Technology - creating their own potion bottle designs