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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

 

After the sudden announcement from the Government, we are all so sorry that we can't be together in school as 'One Family, Learning Together'.

 

All remote home learning activities will now be set on Google Classroom. Everyone in the class is able to access Google Classroom as we regularly use it in school for many of our lessons. Children 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. Work will be set each day for the the children to access; English and maths will be set daily and other subjects like science, history, geography etc will be set once or twice a week. Mathletics, Spelling Shed, Maths Shed and TTrockstars may be set as part of the daily or weekly work - weblinks and instructions will be posted to Google Classroom. Also, I will set up short video meetings via Google Meet (part of Google Classroom) or Zoom so that children can check in with me. I will contact anyone who I have not heard from on Google Classroom at the end of each week.

 

Please email me on i.pope@staps.org.uk or call the school on 01752 201660 if your child is unable to access Google Classroom; I have all children's usernames and passwords which I can send to you to help you to access it from home.

 

Take care and keep safe.

 

Mr Pope

 

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.

Merry Christmas 

Y6 wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR. We are busy decorating the classroom to get us in the festive spirit!

 

Moon Buggy

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:

 

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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:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ysE_nLzE0LxO18OQgjSlVsi2v9iHCp2T/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Space Porthole Views inspired by the cosmic fantasy artist David A. Hardy: Year 6 recently put their understanding of perspective, selecting a light source, together with perfecting the skill of sketching and painting spheres. The result was a series of astronomical views of our Solar System framed within a spacecraft porthole.

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

 

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:

  • Prepare for on-road cycling
  • Start and finish an on-road journey
  • Recognise typical hazards
  • Let others know what they are about to do
  • Know where to ride on the road
  • Pass parked vehicles and side roads

 

Useful Links

Plymouth City Council - Cycling

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/parkingandtravel/cycling

Travel Devon

https://www.traveldevon.info/

British Cycling - Let's Ride

https://www.letsride.co.uk/

Bikespace

http://www.bikespace.org.uk/

National Trust - Saltram

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram

Plymouth Bike Hire

http://www.plymouthbikehire.co.uk/about

Bikeability

https://bikeability.org.uk/

Department for Transport

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport

Plymotion

http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/plymotion

NHS - Cycling for beginners

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/cycling-for-beginners/

GOV.UK - The Highway Code

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code

 

 

Bikeability in Action in Y6!

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