Welcome to Year 6
Welcome back to an exciting, final summer term for Y6 before they move to secondary school. Our new curriculum topic for the Summer term is ‘All Aboard - The Rise and Fall of the British Seaside Holiday’. This topic will focus on the Industrial Revolution and also contains a study of Plymouth as a seaside holiday destination.
Please see the links below for a curriculum letter and poster for this term:
Spring Term 2021
Remote Home Learning Access
ill 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.
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to the Y6 Class Page
It is a pleasure being able to write this knowing that there are over 200 children in school learning. Once again, we are ‘One Family, Learning Together’. It has been an incredibly challenging few months for all of us but having all children back in school is fabulous. It was such a pleasure to see my new Y6 children back together on their final chapter of their journey at St Andrew’s CE Primary School.
Our topic this term is ‘Earth, Space and Beyond’. Please see the curriculum letter and poster below for more information about this topic and new class routines.
Y6 wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR. We are busy decorating the classroom to get us in the festive spirit!
Y6 have been busy making their own working moon buggy as part of our Design Technology unit of work. They have designed them using 3-D software called Tinkercad which enables you to view objects from any existing angles. After designing the moon buggy, it was time to make them and then get them working with an electrical circuit. Below are some pictures and videos of a working moon buggy:
Maths in Y6
Y6 love maths and would like to show you a formal written method that we use for multiplication. The method is called long multiplication. The examples below show how the method works.
Please click on the link below to play a video of some Y6 children explaining how the long multiplication method works:
Bikeability with Y6 & Delivered by PSSP
Plymouth SSP and its Consortium Partners offer Bikeability Balance courses for all four to six year olds, Level 1 courses for children in Year 3 and 4, Level 2 courses for children in Year 5 and 6 (although these can be offered to older children on request) and Level 3 for children who are in Year 7 and above, along with adult sessions for anyone who lives, works or studies in Plymouth and Devon.
Children at St Andrew's Primary took part in either the Learn to Ride or Level 2 Schemes:
Learn to Ride
Bikeability Learn to Ride is designed for children who are struggling to master the skill of cycling, or who have never learnt to cycle. Bikeability Learn to Ride is delivered in a constructive, low pressure environment ideal for beginners. It teaches them the skills necessary to get them cycling with confidence. Sessions may involve balance bikes (bikes without pedals) which help children to learn cycling balance. It is a learner focused training session with an emphasis on working with trainees at their own pace to learn how to ride. Trainees are trained in groups of up to 3 per instructor.
Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving trainees a real cycling experience.
Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops. The course outcomes also cover all the aspects of the Level 1 course.
Trainees are usually trained in small groups of up to 6 per instructor.
At Level 2, children will be able to:
Plymouth City Council - Cycling
British Cycling - Let's Ride
National Trust - Saltram
Plymouth Bike Hire
Department for Transport
NHS - Cycling for beginners
GOV.UK - The Highway Code
Bikeability in Action in Y6!