Y6 Home Learning
All Y6 children can access Google Classroom at home. They will need to sign in to their Google account with their St Andrew's Primary School e-mail which ends with @staps.org.uk - they then add their password. If they are working on a device that they haven't added their account on yet, click on 'add account'. They can then sign in. Once they are signed in to their google account, they can click on the square of nine dots in the top right-hand corner. Google Classroom will show as one of the available app; it can also be downloaded as an app on an ipad. Once Google Classroom is accessed, home learning will appear on the 'stream' section. All work has been added to a folder called Y6 Home Learning: English, Maths, Science & Others. Clicking on this link will allow access to the folder & it can be added to GoogleDrive by right clicking and clicking on'Add to Drive'. Any new work can be added to this folder in the future. There isn't a set way to complete the work - work can be completed online on GoogleDocs and shared with me or it can be completed on paper, in books or even kept in folders. The work can be marked together with your child at home - I will endeavour to include answer sheets wherever possible. When we all return to school, all children can share work in class and we can celebrate all their successes!
GoogleClassroom code: xylu3oz
If there are any problems whatsover, please send me a message on GoogleClassroom.
Y6 children also have access to many websites and apps which they can use to further their learning in English and maths. Please see the links below:
Log-in and work will be set.
Keep learning times tables and improve multiplication speed!
Spelling Shed and Maths Shed
Work has been set and games can be played to keep up maths and English learning.
Continue with courses from class or free code.
Some children have recently signed up and created a scratch account. If your child hasn't, they can sign up by creating an account using their school e-mail.
Down in the Jungle
Our new curriculum topic for the term is ‘Down in the Jungle’.
This topic will have a focus on South America and Indonesia.
Our class novel in English this term is ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo - we will be using this fantastic novel to inspire a lot of the children’s writing. We are still reading ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll as our end of day story - the children love it.
Please use the links below to see the curriculum letter and poster for our topic.
Shh Walls Have Ears
Our new curriculum topic SHH WALLS HAVE EARS is a study of World War 2 and its effect on Plymouth and our local area. This topic has a historical focus, as we uncover hidden war-time treasures that have been discovered in our local area. Also, it will delve into the secret world of codes and ciphers. We will also have a geography link, as we study the impact of the war on the whole world. In art, we will be inspired by the artist L.S Lowry. Please use the links below to access the curriculum poster and letter that is linked to this topic:
World War 2 Trip
Y6 have just had the most exciting experience - a visit to The Soapbox Theatre at Devonport Park. In the corner of Devonport Park sits the Soapbox Children's Theatre. The modest brick building juts out amongst the 33 acres of green Victorian parkland and is home to Stiltskin Theatre Company.The historic structure in Devonport Park is one of the last remaining venues of its kind in the country and certainly the only one that has been converted into a theatre for children.The unique theatre company create specialist theatre projects for children and young people.
This month, in the run up to remembrance day, they have been offering an immersive learning experience on the Plymouth Blitz for local school children - which is very apt considering the theatre started life as WWII mustard gas decontamination unit.
Y6 were lucky enough to visit just before remembrance day.
World War 2 Memorabilia
The children in the class are really interested in our topic and have been speaking to their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about World War 2. Some children have brought in memorabilia and shared this with the class; it is always fascinating learning about something when family members have experience of it.
Y6 have just had one of their most enjoyable lessons so far - making and testing gravity spinners as part of our forces topic. They had to investigate if the force of gravity increases or decreases the speed and object falls when it becomes heavier.
We have been having lots of fun over the past week: making Christmas decorations, Christmas cards, working scientifically & even learning how to use an indoor rowing machine!