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WELCOME TO YEAR 6!
Welcome to Year 6!
 
Welcome to the Year 6 website.  We hope you find it useful for finding out information about your child's education.
 
 
  
Summer 2020 Calendar
 

With the current school closures it is difficult to predict what events will happen in the next term; however, here is a timeline of some of the key dates for the next term.

* Wednesday 15th April - scheduled start of Term 5

* Thursday 23rd April - Emotional Logic workshop

* Tuesday 28th April - Emotional Logic workshop

* Monday 4th May - Emotional Logic workshop

* Friday 22nd May - PTA Silly Hair Day

* Monday 25th - Friday 29th May - Half Term

* Monday 1st June - return to school

* Monday 15th June - Friday 19th June - Science Week - Our World

* Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June - Mount Batten activity days

* Tuesday 30th June - Plymstock Transition Day

* Friday 3rd July - Summer Fair

* Monday 6th July - Parent's Evening - celebration of work and learning

* Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July - In school transition days - meet your new teacher

* Friday 10th July - Infant and Leavers Disco

* Wednesday 15th July - Year 6 end of year production

* Friday 17th July - end of term

 

 
 
Home Learning in Year 6
 
 
Reading takes priority over all home learning. We expect the children to read aloud to you on a daily basis for 10-15 minutes to:
* develop their fluency
* give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words
* to check their understanding by asking them questions.
 
We strongly recommend that you read to your child as much as possible preferably a more challenging book that they would not necessarily choose or be able to read themselves to. When your child completes a book, they will take a Quiz on our Accelerated Reader platform to test their knowledge and understanding of what they have read.  They can use the website www.myon.co.uk to read books online - these books are linked to their Book Level (ZPD).
 
At the start of term, the children will come home with a grid showing a broad range of tasks covering a number of subjects. The children will choose home learning tasks to complete before each half term. 
 
We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule is every Monday in school and practice it throughout the week. This term, we will be setting all spellings through Spelling Shed.  
 
Children can also continue to use TT Rockstars and My Maths to consolidate their mathematical understanding.  
 

Useful links and resources for parents and children

Top Marks Maths

A web page full of number games and activities

Maths Playground

This is a website full of math games that encourage logical thinking and reasoning. It is the perfect site to help your child develop their mathematical knowledge in a fun and interactive way.

Spelling Shed

This website enables your child to learn their spellings through a fun and interactive way. Their weekly spelling lists will be uploaded to the site each week.

Letterjoin

You will need your log in for the website. This is a web site to help your child improve their joined handwriting and help them to master their letter formation. 

Oxford Owl

This is a free website that gives you access to free eBooks that you can share with your child at home.  

Pobble 365

This website gives you a different picture each day and provides you with some question prompts and ideas to help inspire and motivate children to write. 

 Explorify

 This website is free to use and has lots of different science activities that you can work through.

Accelerated Reader 

The children all have their own logins and can use the website to take a quiz once they have read a book.  The children's progress can then be tracked by the class teacher.  This is the link to our school's site:

Elburton's Accelerated Reader platform

 

Myon

Access to online books and the ability to complete Accelerated Reader quizzes linked to your child's AR profile.

www.myon.co.uk

My Maths  

The children have been set work to complete at home to further develop their learning at home.

Maths Home Learning with the White Rose Maths Hub

 

A Fantastic website which is linked directly to the maths curriculum at Elburton - children can access tutorials, activities and have the opportunity to check their answers.

Getepic

Access to 35,000 books online for the children to enjoy and read for pleasure.

Audacity

Audacity are proving children with the opportunity of listening to stories on their streaming service.  This is normally a payment only site so this is a fantastic opportunity for the children.

DK Information books

 Access to a range of information books and quizzes through the DK website.

SPAG work

The children have been set a number of tasks on spag.com and they can login using their login details that they have been given.

A daily story with David Walliams

Online story time with David Walliams - he is releasing an audio story every day for 30 days to enjoy at home

BBC Super Movers

BBC have released curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they are at home - there are even dances linked to timetables, grammar rules and spelling patterns.  Have fun and get moving!

French

Duolingo is an online website for children to continue their French learning whilst at home.

 

Our Wonderful Home Learning
Roald Dahl Day 2019
Learning about the lungs
Morwellham Quay Trip - October 2019
Bikeability 2019
 
During the week of Monday 14th - Thursday 17th October, the Year 6 children have been learning how to ride safely both on the school premises and out on our local roads.  The children have enjoyed the sessions very much and we hope they take the lessons they have learnt with them when they ride outside of school.
Science Dissection Lesson
Street Art
 
We spent a term looking at the controversial issue of Street Art and have studied the work of Banksy.  They have produced their own graffiti images and worked in groups to create art with a clear environmental message linked to the School Council theme of stopping plastic pollution.
In Science, we spent several weeks learning about the different systems inside the body.  We focused on the circulatory system and learnt about the heart.
 
We then had the opportunity to dissect a heart, which was very interesting and a little bit gory.  It definitely helped us to develop a better understanding of the anatomy of the heart.
INDOOR ROWING

In December, we had the opportunity to attend a rowing activity where there were seven rowing machines and we each took it in turns to row.  We each had a go at racing against six opponents. Each rowing experience lasted for two minutes.

 After two warm up sessions, the coaches will return in January to help select the final team.  In our Elburton rowing team, there will be eighteen of children  (including two reserves). The rowing team is a mixture of boys and girls. The children all enjoy rowing, even though it is ‘very’ tiring.  

Celebrating World Book Day 2020
 
On Thursday 5th March, we celebrated World Book Day 2020.  Many of the children dressed as a word for our 'Vocabulary Parade' or as their favourite book characters; we had a wide variety of well-loved characters: Mary Poppins, Harry Potters, Thing One and Two and many...many more!  How many different characters can you spot? We'd like to say, "THANK YOU," to everyone that helped make costumes, send in books and ensured that your their child came to school ready for a day of book related learning.
 
The Year 6 children took part in a wide variety of activities: book reviews, reading to their Foundation buddies, taking part in a quiz, reading with Elmer and creating their own Elmers.  It has been a very busy but enjoyable day of learning.
James Campbell author visit 
 
Recently, we were incredibly lucky to have a visit from James Campbell, the children's author of the 'Boy Face' books and 'The Funny Life of Pets'. 
 
We all enjoyed hearing about the inspiration behind his stories and how his notes eventually turn into a book. We'd like to thank the PTA for arranging such a fun-filled day of learning.
Useful Websites to support learning and revision
USEFUL INFORMATION
SATs Information for Parents
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
E-Safety Advice and Information
General Information