Year 6 2019 to 2020
Year 6 Reopening Video
Welcome to Year 6.
Teacher: Miss N Watson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs L DiManna/Mrs Parkinson
Summer 2 Newsletter
I still can't quite believe Year 6 are spending their last half term of primary school learning from home. This term we should be starting to put together our leavers concert, but this year that is unable to happen . I will still be putting their memories of primary school together in a video. In preparation for this, I am hunting down as many photos of the children as possible. I would also like to you discuss with the children their time at primary school, writing down memories they have from over the years. If you have photographs of your child in school uniform or participating in school events, please can I ask that you email them into school to firstname.lastname@example.org along with their memories.
Regarding transition to secondary schools, Doncaster LA have received a transition offer from Ridgewood and Woodfields Academy. The children will have a range of transition activities via an online platform which they will compete in school with me. They will also complete a transition booklet which you will also receive a hard copy of through the post along with exactly what is being offered from the Doncaster schools. I have contacted Dearne and St Pius and am waiting to hear back as to what their offer is to the Year 6 children who will be attending these schools. Transition for Y6 children normally consists of them attending their secondary school for a set amount of time and having a number of current students assigned to their class for the full week. During breaks and dinners they are supported by these and staff members who are able to answer any questions and support children from getting to their classrooms. I would expect this to happen during the first week of September. But as we are in unprecedented times, I am not 100% what the plans are for the secondary schools to go back after the summer and how they will phase the children in. Whatever they decide, I can assure you that I, and Y6 families will be kept updated with this.
We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time. It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so please remember that it is ok if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. We are here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let me know via email.
I am missing Y6 so much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. I am currently preparing for the children coming back into school (fingers crossed) but until then, I am going to carry on with setting work online and keeping in contact via email and zoom. Just because we’re not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun together! I have absolutely loved seeing the children’s fantastic learning at home – please keep sending their work in so I can update the Y6 home learning photo page.
For those of you that haven't already seen, on the Covid19 tab of the school website there is a section for children as well as adults. Keep checking that page as Mrs Potts will be updating it regularly with the information you need for the children returning to school. There is also a tab where you can see what us teachers have been getting up to during this time away from school as well.
We can’t say yet when we will be back open, but rest assured that I will continue doing my utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected.
If you need anything - support with learning, resources or adult conversation then please remember I AM ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU!
Thank you for your continued support at such an unprecedented time for us all.
FOR ALL SUMMER TERM LEARNING, PLEASE VISIT THE SEPARATE YEAR 6 HOME LEARNING PAGES.
Topic for Spring term is 'Blood Heart'
Doncaster Music Service
In order to support transition to Year 7, this morning the Music Service have provided a free ‘brass’ ensemble performance to pupils to promote the engagement of one to one instrumental tuition in secondary schools. With regards to music lessons in September 2020, secondary schools with liaise with you via letters in your child's transition week.
Science - Heart Dissection
To link to our topic of 'Blood Heart' the children have to chance to hold a pig's heart. They dissected it and were able to name many of the parts. Enjoy the photographs of their experiment and their facial expressions below.
Art - Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. Children have used this technique to create an image of the heart.
At the beginning of February Year 6 will be visiting Crucial Crew. For one of the activities, the children need to know how to make a 999 call with all the relevant information including location. Today children learnt how to use the NATO phonetic alphabet to say their postcode.
To start our RE unit 'What happens when life gets hard?' we started to create a list of life's unanswered questions. The children thoroughly enjoyed discussing these questions and their opinions to them.
Topic for Autumn term is 'A Child's War'
A Child's War Express Event
Thank you to everyone who attended the street party to celebrate their children's learning with them.
Year 6 support Anti-Bullying!
In Science we are learning about light. They look at the composition of white light and how complex colours are made up of combinations of the three basic colours (red, green and blue). They then made their own complex colours by mixing basic colours in a colour wheel, and made white light with a colour wheel containing all the colours of the rainbow.
For Remembrance Day, Year 6 have created poppies and blackout poetry. They were given a page from our novel 'The boy in the striped pajamas' and were asked to select words that could create a poem. They then created a background for their poem. I hope you agree with me that these look absolutely stunning!
On Tuesday 22nd October, we were delighted to have been given the opportunity to attend Laurel Academy for their aspirations day. It included Science activities which were tailored to the Y6 National Curriculum, a Science show which was run by the STEM Science Ambassadors and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a Maths Masterclass which was led by Delta Maths Directors and Senior Staff.
Children have learnt a range of World War 2 games this week. They have played Red Rover, Four Square and Red Light Green Light.
On Thursday 10th October, Year 6 completed a number of activities for World Mental Health Day. In the morning they took part in art therapy, yoga and outdoor learning. In the afternoon they chose to make pizzas.
Tuesday 8th October, Anti-Social Behaviour talk
This afternoon, we learnt about Anti-social behaviour and criminal offences and how crime can affect you in your upcoming life. From this, we have learnt that from the age of 10 you can have a criminal record. People can take offence by people swearing in public and can report this behaviour. In your upcoming life, having a criminal record can stop you from visiting other countries and making it difficult for you to get a job. We also learnt that if you have social media and send offensive messages, they can be tracked, even if you delete them. People are taking their own lives over cruel comments. You need to remember not to say cruel things, even the smallest thing can hurt someone's feelings. We learnt alot this afternoon and are looking forward to learning more at Crucial Crew after Christmas.
By Harriet and Ella W.
On Monday 7th October, we learnt all about gas masks and made our own.
On Friday 4th October, we created our own scratch games. To try these, save our projects to your computer. Open scratch online and then open our file.
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|Alfie Roberts Scratch Project.sb3||Download|
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|Ella Wroe Scratch Project (1).sb3||Download|
|Harry Murrie Scratch Project (1).sb3||Download|
|Jacob Simpson Scratch Project.sb3||Download|
|Josh Taylor Scratch Project (2).sb3||Download|
|Joshua Goddard Scratch Project (1).sb3||Download|
|Kayra Demir scratch.sb3||Download|
|Keira Pearson Scratch Project (1).sb3||Download|
On Monday 30th September, we started our new English unit 'diary entries'. We had a drama morning preparing for evacuation.
On Tuesday 17th September we visited Eden Camp. The children loved exploring the huts and learning about World War 2.
On Monday 16th September, children learnt about the Blitz. They created pieces of art work using a range of media.
End of Year Expectations
Home Learning Expectations
Home learning will be issued on a Friday and due back in the following Friday when the children will complete their spelling test.
Children will be expected to complete:
- Spelling Shed activity
- Continue to learn this terms Key Instant Recall Facts (below)
- Read to an adult at least three times a week.
Click on the logos below to go to the log in pages
Recommended Reading List
Long Term Plan