Year 6 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 6’s Class Page. I am Miss Mills and I have been teaching Year 6 with Mrs Barnes this year.
Hi Year 6,
It is Spring bank holiday and I have attached a file called May Half Term Fun - lots of different fun activities that you can do with your family. Have a great break and remember to keep yourself safe. As always I am missing you all, lots of Love Miss Mills xx
Rossendale Virtual Mile (18th-29th May).
This week should have been one of Rossendale's biggest events of the year, which normally attracts over 500 pupils: the Primary School Cross Country Championships.
Rossendale Leisure Trust are therefore launching the ‘Rossendale Virtual Mile’ from 18th May-29th May and would love for you and your family to get involved! This is a Rossendale-wide, mass-participation event that anyone of any age or ability can take part in (yes that’s right, we encourage teachers and parents to get involved too!).
Throughout the two weeks, they are encouraging everyone to get out and run/walk (wheelchair users encouraged) a mile, whilst maintaining social distancing, and send in your best time. Everyone that enters will receive a certificate. The schools with the most entries (primary and secondary) will be crowned the overall winners.
See the file - Rossendale Virtual Mile for more details and the following link to enter -
A wonderful YouTube video - a time to reflect upon our time at home.
Remember to smile, give someone special a call (to tell them how much you love them) and enjoy the freshair (remember to social distance). Dance, sing, bake and always be kind. Missing you all immensely.
Lots of Love Miss Mills xx
A gorgeous YouTube video called "God Loves You" – hope you enjoy it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXH4YIbO4Ls - remember you are unique and you are loved by God and all of us at St Mary's xx
Shout outs and mentions
Rhys has sent me pictures of lots of fun activities that he has been doing with his sister this week so have a look at some of the amazing things that Rhys has been up to.
It has been lovely to hear from Lexie, Jack and Rhys this week through Purplemash - you can also do this and I will reply to you xx
Jack has been looking after a puppy this week and has done an amazing job xx
Well done to Kieron for working really hard at TT Rockstars and working hard on Purplemashxx
Reading with Lancashire Libraries
Lancashire Libraries are offering free Ebooks and audio books once you sign up as a member (also free!)
Look at the flies to download - there are 2 options to chose from:
1) Electronic version with weblinks.
2) Paper version if you don't have full access to the internet.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons - are doing daily lessons. Click in your year group.
https://www.thenational.academy/ - lessons being taught by teachers - see the file OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY WEEK 1.
Everyday Activities That Count as Learning Year 5/6.
- Cooking and baking (with adult supervision)
- Meal planning – write a shopping list
- Budgeting – working out the cost of the shopping
- Checking the weather forecast
- Building with Lego
- Playing card games
- Playing board games
- Playing dominoes
- Doing puzzles
- Listening to music
- Colouring and drawing
- Listening to podcasts or audiobooks
- Writing letters or emails
- Taking a walk
- Cleaning and doing chores
- Learn a song in sign language (You Tube has lots)
- Using the washing machine
- Weed the garden
- Learn to iron (with adult supervision)
Electronic home learning
Year 6 Maths: https://corbettmaths.com/contents/
Timestables Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stmarysol13
Year 6 is a very important year for the children as they will spend a large proportion of their time preparing for their SAT’s in May next year. The children will receive all the support they need for them to have a fantastic Year; this will include additional SAT’s Booster sessions in Reading, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) and maths. More information about when these sessions will start will be sent home nearer the time. However, any additional support you can provide at home with homework and reading will be much appreciated.
In Year 6 we are independent learners and it is important that all homework is completed and handed in on time each week. Homework will consist of the following:
Reading Books: Reading a variety of texts will expand your child’s vocabulary and knowledge which they will then be able to apply to their writing. Regular reading is expected and reading records must be signed each week by an adult. We expect a book a week to be read in Year 6.
Spellings: Your child will have a set of weekly spellings to practise each week for a spelling test. These will include spellings from the statutory spelling list for year 5/6 as well as spellings which follow particular spelling rules.
Maths and English: Your child will also receive a homework booklet at the start of Year 6. This will be in the style of SAT’s based questions. We will mark and cover any misconceptions as they arise in school. The children will be given specific page numbers to complete which will consolidate what they have been learning about in school that week.
Although there will be a lot of preparation for SAT’s in Year 6, we have lots of other exciting learning taking place in school. We will be learning about The Victorians and the Amazon Rainforest. We will also be going on school trips which will bring our learning to life outside of the classroom. We will be doing P.E each week so please can you ensure that your child has a full labelled P.E kit in school.
Any queries please feel free to contact me, this can either be after school or if it is something which requires a more detailed conversation, please contact the office to arrange an appointment.