Welcome to ‘Year 6 Home Learning’; we hope you find this useful.
During this time of transition, we will still strive to ensure that appropriate learning is planned for those children continuing to learn from home. Together, the year 6 team have discussed our planning at length and have tried to create lessons and activities, which link as close as possible to where our learning journey was heading and prepare our children as best we can for their next stage of education.
We have also taken on feedback from the spring and summer 1 terms. As a result, for English and mathematics we will continue to plan four sessions. Summer 2, we will now be blocking foundation subjects, a different subject per week beginning with a lovely RE/Art/PSHE unit. In order not to overwhelm anyone and to ensure learning is clear to locate, we will continue to upload it daily on this page and also on the 6JS and 6RD ‘Dojo Class Story’.
We recognise that this is still unfamiliar to us, our children and parent/carers and just ask that we all continue to give this a go. Our children have been working extremely hard this academic year preparing for High School and we want this to continue if possible. Being independent and showing dedication and commitment are valuable life skills and we are sure our Fairfield Road children will all rise to this new challenge in a mature manner.
If you would like to, you can communicate with other children in the same class and members of the Year 6 staff team through 6JS and 6RD 'Dojo Portfolio'. We felt this was a way we could continue to have some form of connection with each other, we can also provide support for you if needed as well as appraise the things our children do at home.
Year 6 children, we ask you to be mindful of others around you during this time, and work together. Please do not overly stress about anything; just try your best and enjoy spending time together. Do yourselves, your families and us proud.
Mrs. Gledhill, Miss Scrivner and Miss Docherty.
Epic Reading! Personalised for summer 1
Hi everyone, for this new term we have collated together some fantastic reads linking to our new topics/themes for summer 1.
The access code is on the image above and the instructions below should help you locate our new reading materials easily.
Happy reading Year 6!
1) Click 'log in'
2) Click 'students and educators'
3) Enter the class code 'pgp3194’
4) Click on 'guest student level 11'
5) Click on 'mailbox'
You will find three folders of books that link to our latest school topics, an example of the science related texts is in the image above.
Time to Celebrate!
It is common knowledge to us all that at Fairfield Primary it is tradition to complete the week with a Friday celebration assembly. The year six team therefore felt that there would be no better way than to end our two weeks of home learning with just that: a celebration assembly!
Bug Club Winners – 6RD
Times Table Rockstar Winners – 6RD
Bug Club Winners – 6JS
Times Table Rockstar Winners – 6JS
Here are some of our most impressive pieces received via Dojo Portfolio in this final week. We apologise that we cannot showcase everything but we do appreciate everyone’s efforts.
Friday 3rd April 2020 – End of Spring 2
Welcome to the final day of this half term and what a strange half term it has been. We have continued with our war topic; worked with Sale Sharks; impressed Madame Preston with our improving French; raised money for Sports’ Relief; hosted a fabulous vocabulary parade for World Book Day and even managed to squeeze in a trip to Blackpool Zoo! On top of all that, we have even managed to continue our learning away from each other and our lovely school during a very unsettling time. A huge round of applause for you all (and your adults). We are so proud of you Year 6.
“When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many things that are still going right.”
Try your best Year 6 that is all you can do, we do not ask for more.
Together Everyone Achieve More.
‘It is not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.’
Have a lovely Friday and weekend Year 6.
TOGETHER, as a team, we will ensure that EVERYONE in our school is safe, happy and healthy.
We will strive to make our school a place where each child ACHIEVES their potential, develops their skills and deepens their knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing world.
The MORE we work together as a community, the closer we will be to our vision of prosperous futures for every child we nurture.
For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.
SAT 2020 Presentation
World Book Day and Book Fair 2020
When learning your Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings why not use one of our mats to help…
What have Year 6 been up to?
6HG English Class - WWI Scrapbooks!
Through December and over the Christmas break the children in 6HG were given this optional out of school learning task.
World War I (WWI) Optional Task
For the rest of this term and the beginning of next term, in your topic lessons you will be learning all about World War I. In our guided and shared reading sessions, we will also be developing our comprehension skills by reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts based on this period. Because one of the books: Archie’s War is organized as a scrapbook, and because you have amazed us with your fantastic ransacking skills, we thought it would be nice to set you a little scrapbook/ransacking project of your own.
In your own scrapbook, we would like you to ransack four of the questions below, your choice entirely. Partake in some independent research and then present the answer to your four questions. There are five weeks until the 7th January, so ideally try to spread your research out. Use single or double pages to present your learning and be as creative as you like.
In our English lesson on Tuesday 7th January we will show, share and evaluate each other’s scrap/ransacking books. Enjoy!
-What were the causes of WWI? How did the war develop?
-What was the British Empire and what role did the British Empire play in WWI?
-How were British soldiers recruited in WWI? What were the ‘pals battalions’?
-What were the ‘trenches’? Why were they built? What was life like in the trenches in WWI?
-Which ‘new’ weapons were used during WWI? What effect did this ‘new’ technology have?
-What is the ‘front line’? What did men do on the front line in WWI?
-What is the ‘front line’? What jobs and responsibilities did women have on the front line in WWI?
-Who was Walter Tull? What did he do during WWI?
-How did animals help in WWI?
-What is the ‘home front’? What jobs did men do on the home front?
-What is the ‘home front’? What jobs did women do on the home front?
-How did children help during WWI?
-How did WWI end and what happened next?
-How is WWI remembered?
Today, the children had the opportunity to share and appraise each other’s learning, and appraise we did. The outcomes from this optional task are outstanding and we are very proud of all our children. Please spend some time looking at photographs of their hard work, their scrap books are very informative and super creative.
Thank-you to 6HG English class for being outstanding learners and such good role models for Fairfield Road.
Large mixing bowl
450g Plain flour
100g Caster Sugar
Pinch of salt
1) First, sift the 450g of plain flour and the pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl.
2) Next, add the 200g of soft butter. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour and salt.
3) Then, slowly add the 100g of caster sugar and continue to rub the ingredients together.
4) As you are mixing the ingredients, consider the Fairfield Road values. Discuss how you display these in and out of school. Add them into your mixture.
5) Now, knead lightly to make your large delicious dough ball.
IDEALLY LEAVE IN THE FRIDGE FOR 30 MINS.
6) After, remove from the fridge and place the dough onto a baking sheet and roll out the dough, approximately 2cm thick.
7) Finally, use cutters to make Christmas symbol shapes and discard any leftover dough.
8) Cook in a preheated oven at 170 degrees C.
9) Share amongst the school family. Enjoy!
Anti-bullying Week 2019
Jeudi 17 octobre 2019
National Poetry Day – Thursday 3rd October 2019
In 6HG English we have been looking at a very special kind of poem, a sonnet. These are usually about: love, aging, life, death and seasons of life.
The conventions of a sonnet, unlike a haiku (which we composed last session), is that they have:
-fourteen lines in total,
-ideally, ten syllables per line!
-Four stanzas (three quatrains and one couplet).
-No particular rhyme scheme. However, rhyming couplets are popular following an ABAB pattern.
We have been reading sonnets today and identifying these conventions. Next week, we will be poets and compose our own.
Friday 27th September 2019 – Safe Squad Trip
"I thought that the actors in the main hall were hilarious because of the way they presented the role play."Akchyata (10)
"I majorly enjoyed the internet safety programme as we learnt quite a bit and when we did the quiz we got to see the opinions of others." Ibby (10)
"We learnt some important safety precautions in the fire safety section for example not to leave hot items on beds or floors." Sam (11)
National Heritage Day Friday 20th September
"I extremely loved dancing on National Heritage Day. It was an incredible event to take part in as you were able to see all your friends dance...it was hilarious, everyone stepped out of their comfort zone." Ibby (age 10).
"I thoroughly enjoyed the traditional South African djembe drumming session because it is something I have not done before, it was a new learning experience." Sam (age 11).
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are the second mathematics unit in Year 6. The four operations mats below show some of the expectations in this area of mathematics for Year 5 and 6.
Within this unit the children will be able to use and apply their knowledge and understanding of place value when: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean and The Firework Makers Daughter by Philip Pullman
Read for pleasure and read to learn!
This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘What is special about Ancient China?’ To support the children’s historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about Ancient China, in our daily guided reading sessions we will be reading and discussing these two books. As the children contribute to quality text discussions they will have the opportunity to further develop and improve their reading skills focusing on the seven Key Stage 2 content domain areas below.
2a Define it!
2b Find it!
2c Summarise it!
2d Infer it!
2e Predict it!
2f Relate it!
2g Explore it!
2h Compare it!
If you enjoy reading these texts, why not explore other interesting reads by these two established authors, find books lists on their websites.
The Willow Tree Pattern Fable
Read for pleasure and read to learn!
This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘What is special about Ancient China?’ To support our historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about Ancient China, in our English lessons we have been exploring the Willow Tree Pattern fable identifying the themes that run throughout the story.
Look below to see how we have presented our learning…
Reported by: Akchyata, Ibby, George and Sam.
Ransack Reading linked to The Kite Rider
The word Ransack derives via middle English and from Old Norse 'rannsaka'; the word 'rann' means house, the word 'saka' meaning to seek. You can ransack a drawer, a suitcase, or even the contents of a book!
We have been discovering our own line of enquiry by ransacking something from chapters 1 and 2 of 'The Kite Rider'.
Reported by: Akchyata, Sam, Ibby and George.
Busy presenting their independent line of enquiring in a creative way.
Place value and number
Place value is the first mathematics unit in Year 6. The place value mats below show some of the expectations in this area of mathematics for Year 5 and 6.
It is very important the children are secure in this area of maths because having great confidence in knowing and working with whole and decimals numbers underpins lots of other areas of mathematics.