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Welcome to ‘Year 6 Home Learning’; we hope you find this useful.

 

During this time of school closure, we will strive to ensure that appropriate learning is planned for you. Together, we have discussed our planning at length and have tried to create lessons, which link as close as possible to where our learning journey was heading. We have also taken on feedback from the spring term and will now plan four English and maths lessons instead of five. Like spring term, we have devised a half term overview for Science and Foundation subjects so you can see where your learning journey is heading. In order not to overwhelm anyone and to ensure it is clear to locate, we will continue to upload maths and English sessions daily on this page and also on the 6JS and 6RD ‘Dojo Class Story’. This half term, we will also, where possible, try to upload lessons in two formats: Power Point and PDFs. This will enable you to choose which viewing is more suitable for the devices you have access to.

 

We recognise that this is unfamiliar to 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. 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 and provide support for you if needed.

 

Year 6, 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.

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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. 

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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

  • Ellie               🌟 Rehanna         

Times Table Rockstar Winners – 6RD

  • Hamza           🌟Giulio

 

Bug Club Winners – 6JS

  • William           🌟 Konstantin              

Times Table Rockstar Winners – 6JS

  • Ola                 🌟Konstantin

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.

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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.

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‘It is not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.’

Have a lovely Friday and weekend Year 6.

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Welcome to Year 6 2019-2020

 

Meet the year 6 team…

 

6RD is taught by Miss R Docherty and 6JS by Miss J Scrivner. Mrs H Gledhill also teaches Maths and English across the year group. Joining us in Spring is Miss Brewer on her second PGCE placement.  

 

We are also very lucky at Fairfield Road to have dedicated, experienced Teaching Assistants to further facilitate teaching and learning, in Year 6 we have: Miss Gregory, Mrs Fox and Mr Gibson.  Mr Rees, Mr Mernock and Madame Preston are specialist teachers who will also be teaching the children Music, PE and French.

School Vision

Together Everyone Achieves More

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.

School Mission

For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.

School Values

Friendship

Achievement

Independence

Respect

Forgiveness

Integrity

Enthusiasm

Loyalty

Determination

 

Should you ever have any questions, you are more than welcome to speak to a member of the Year 6 team in the playground at 3.15pm. Alternatively, if you ever have something to discuss in private or at greater length please arrange a meeting via the office; we are here to help.

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Helpful information…

 

School uniform:

At Fairfield Road we expect to see you in a navy school jumper, green school polo t-shirt, grey trousers or skirt, white socks and black shoes. Please do NOT wear trainers to school - save them for your PE lessons or weekends. Take pride in your appearance, look smart and wear your Fairfield colours with pride.

For further details on uniform expectations please refer to the school’s uniform policy.  

 

PE kit:

PE kit is needed every Tuesday and Wednesday in Year 6 and should include; a white t-shirt, navy blue shorts, white socks, pumps (indoor) or trainers (outdoor). All items need your name in them and should be kept safely in a PE bag in the classroom. As the children are getting older and starting to perspire, we also please ask for your PE kit to be washed regularly.  

 

Homework:

Homework is set weekly, and supports your child’s learning and is also good preparation for secondary school. Homework is due in on a Wednesday morning ready to be marked and so any misconceptions can be clarified. Homework club will run every Tuesday lunch time in 6JS and everybody is welcome. Please develop outstanding learning behaviours, be independent and ask for help if you need it before Wednesday morning.

 

Reading:

We expect you to read for pleasure at least three times a week. If you share a text with an adult for 15 minutes they can sign your reading record. You can also read on your own for 15 minutes and if an adult has seen you do this, then they can sign your reading record too. Reading records are also looked at on a Wednesday morning and we expect to see at least three signatures in your reading record. Reading is celebrated in our school, it is not a chore. Happy reading!

Bug Club:

Bug club is an opportunity for children to read a range of books online. If you are having trouble accessing this site, or finding the time to read at home then please let us know so we can amend things quickly.

Fairfield Road Primary Vision and Values.
Fairfield Five!

Welcome meeting presentation and newsletter.

SAT 2020 Presentation

World Book Day and Book Fair 2020

Year 6 Weekly Timetable

Medium and long term plans

Key Stage 2 Common Exception Word Lists

Spellings/Common exception words

As you are aware, Year 6 is the end of Key Stage 2. This means there is an expectation that they can read and spell all the National Curriculum common exception words from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. SATs in May will be assessing the children’s learning from Key Stage 2, not just their new learning from Year 6. Therefore, it is essential the children revisit spelling rules and lists from previous year groups to over learn.

When learning your Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings why not use one of our mats to help…

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School policies you may find useful

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.

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6HG Christmas Mathematics Bake off!

 

On Thursday morning, to support our learning about measures and reading scales in maths and as well as developing our co-operative learning skills, we baked Christmas shortbreads.

 

We had a fun, but very messy morning. Sadly, we were not able to make as many biscuits as we envisaged due to an issue with the dough not binding as we would have liked, despite this though we made enough to take around school and share with all the Staff who work so hard for us day in day out.

 

Well done 6HG, we are proud of you for all your hard work, but more importantly for making so many people happy.

 

The recipe is below if you would like to bake some at home.

 

Equipment:

Sieve

Large mixing bowl

Wooden spoon

Butter knife

Rolling pin

Baking tray

Baking paper

 

Ingredients:

450g Plain flour

200g Butter

100g Caster Sugar

Pinch of salt

 

METHOD:

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!

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Archie’s War by Marcia Williams and War Game by Michael Foreman

Read for pleasure and read to learn!

This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘WAR: What is it good for?’ To support the children’s historical and geographical knowledge about World War I, in our daily guided reading sessions we will be reading and discussing these two books. As the children contribute to the quality text discussions they will have the opportunity to further develop and improve their reading skills focusing on the eight 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.

 

http://www.marciawilliams.co.uk/

https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/michael-foreman

FR Science Week . 18th - 22nd November
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Anti-bullying Week 2019

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French Day!

Jeudi 17 octobre 2019

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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).

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Four operations

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.

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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.

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co.uk

www.philip-pullman.com

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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