​Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School

The impact of the novel coronavirus. Brazil's numbers this week

 

Maths

Summer term

 

Week commencing 20/07/20

Revision on Purple Mash :

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/SirEdmund

2do: Compare and order fractions: 

Compare and order fractions, including fractions greater than 1.

2do: : Roman Numerals

Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

Monster Multiplication

LEAVERS' PERFORMANCE

Please could you learn the song  below and record your performance so it can be included in a leavers' video. 

You should send your recording to: 

year6@siredmundhillary.notts.sch.uk

 

Year 6 Outwood Academy  Valley Transition

Here are some links to information/videos to watch with your child/children about their transition to Valley:

New website for transition:

http://transition.valley.outwood.com/

 

Virtual tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt6XzO3kImM 

 

Principal's welcome:

https://sites.google.com/shafton.outwood.com/oavtransition/key-contacts/principal

 

Messages from key staff:

https://sites.google.com/shafton.outwood.com/oavtransition/key-contacts

 

Messgages from Peer Mentors:

https://sites.google.com/shafton.outwood.com/oavtransition/peer-mentors

 

Welcome booklet:

 

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Congratulations Year 6 !

You have been awarded a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of your contributions to helping our country right now!

Here's his message for you : https://youtu.be/xCbcOhHJAU4

Our pupils spreading cheer to our local community and reminding them to stay home and say safe!

Year 6 Curriculum Planning

 Darwin's Delights

 Blood Heart

 Frozen Kingdom

Autumn 2

Welcome to Year 6!

Y6 TRY EVERYTHING ! 

Home learning  2020 

Writing 

Summer term

Week commencing 20/07/20

Log on to :

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/SirEdmund

Task 1:My Storm Poem

Before completing this task, read chapter 1 of The Lost City of Mythos

In this chapter there was a torrential storm. Write a list of all the sights & sounds that you experience in a storm. Can you think of some similes or metaphors to describe the thunder, rain or lightning? Use your ideas to write a poem about a storm.

 

 

You MUST look at the 'Think About' points to help you write your poem.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/SirEdmund

Task 2: An Incredible Journey

(linked with this week's text - The Lost City of Mythos)

After reading chapters 1-2

Imagine that you have just taken a ride on a magical animal. Did it fly like Pegasus? Maybe it ran faster than a car on a motorway. What did you see on your travels? Were you nervous or full of excitement?

You must include the following:
 

*Capital letters and full stops

*Use a variety of conjunctions

*Use a range of fronted adverbials

*Parenthesis to add extra information

*Relative clauses

*Semi colons and colons to mark boundaries between clauses

*Organise writing into paragraphs

*Curriculum words

SPAG

2do: The Passive game

 Use of the passive to affect the presentation of information in a sentence.

2do: Circus Tricks

Use the colon to introduce a list and use commas or colons within lists.

 
Top Tips for both tasks:
*Read the relevant pages in your SPAG CGP Study Guide 
*Read the sentence first
*Look at the words you are given to the right hand side to use to edit the sentence
*Move words and punctuation in and out of the sentence to complete it
*It will only allow you to move on once the sentence is correct.
 

Both tasks will only allow you to hand them in when you have achieved a high enough score.  Keep going until this happens.

 

Spelling

This week's spellings are:

equipped
especially
exaggerate
excellent
existence
explanation
foreign
forty
frequently
government
guarantee
harass
hindrance

Young Authors' Competition 2020

We are delighted to announce the opening of our 2020 Young Authors’ Competition

Could you write for Fonetti?​

Creativity often strikes when we least expect it – particularly during a pandemic. Shakespeare wrote King Lear while he was quarantined for plague and Sir Isaac Newton discovered calculus. We’re excited about all the future writers, artists and illustrators that will create their best work during these lockdown days. That’s why we’re launching a competition for all the young writers out there with amazing ideas.

How to enter

To enter, word wizards simply choose one of the pictures from the  categories below and write a story that brings it to life. It can rhyme and it can be as bonkers as your imagination but it must be written in English and not go over the word limit.

There’s two categories:

  • up to 9 years of age (with a max of 600 words per story)
  • 10 years and over (with a max of 900 words per story

The following pictures are for the up to 9 years of age category

elephant
cowboys-waterpistols

The following pictures are for the 10 years and over category

sport kids
ill world-1

Meet the judges

Stories will be judged by these phenomenal writers:

Clare Balding
Francesca Simon (author approved)
Greg James
Chris Smith - credit Jenny Smith

National treasure, broadcaster and author of ‘My Animals and Other Family’

Author of the famous Horrid Henry series

Radio DJ, TV presenter and co-author of the popular Kid Normal series

Radio presenter and co-author of the popular Kid Normal series

And, of course, there’s prizes

The lucky winners of each category will have their stories illustrated by Canadian illustrator and cartoonist Angus Bungay, published on Fonetti and shared with eager readers across the world. You’ll also receive a signed book from the judges.

But the good news doesn’t stop there. The judges will choose one overall winning entry where the author will receive a printed copy of their story and a framed copy of their front cover.

So, what’s stopping you? Get scribbling and send your entries to competitions@fonetti.com  before midnight on Friday 31st July 2020. Don’t forget to include a grown-up’s name, your name (as the writer) and your age together with your story. If writing is tricky for you, please send a voice recording.* 

Winners will be announced on Monday August 24th 2020.

 

TOPIC

Summer term

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/SirEdm

Task 1 Topic: Secondary School Transition Leaflet

I have left this task on for a further week to give people the opportunity to complete or edit and improve the leaflet they started last week.

 Complete an information leaflet for the Secondary School you will be attending in September.

The audience will be Year 6 pupils

The purpose will be to inform

The tone should be both formal and positive

 

Use your Secondary school's website to gain the information as well as talking with siblings who may already attend the school.

 

https://sites.google.com/shafton.outwood.com/oavtransition/year-6-students

https://www.portland.outwood.com/

https://www.tuxford-ac.org.uk/

https://www.retfordoaks-ac.org.uk/

https://www.elizabethan.notts.sch.uk/

 

Your leaflet should include information about some or all of the following:


*First day
*Equipment needed
*Uniform
*Advice
*Common questions and answers
*Online learning
*Reward systems

 

Remember to include the following:

*Indented paragraphs

*Punctuation for parenthesis

*Relative clauses

*Semi colons and colons to mark boundaries between clauses

PERFORMING ARTS PROJECT

Well done to everyone who took part in Young voices 2020. It sounded fantastic! You've certainly got the power in you !

Summer term

Are you looking for something creative to do ?  Do you love singing, dancing or acting ? Check out :

https://www.mousetrap.org.uk/every-home-a-theatre

Be sure to upload your performance to the Y6  Purple Mash Blog

https://www.purplemash.com/blog#/app/blog/5e7250aae7e813445d29550c/

Mousetrap Theatre Projects

Computing

Summer term

Log on to Purple Mash 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/SirEd

Complete the 2code: Game

Spring 1 - Frozen Kingdom

Spring 1 - Frozen Kingdom

We have had an extremely exciting start to the half term as we've been investigating icebergs to help us learn all about the polar regions. 

We observed the icebergs throughout the day after placing different substances on them to see what happened. After that, we planned our own investigations based on what else we wanted to learn and find out. 

Have a look at our pictures below...

Spring 2 & Summer 1- Blood Heart

Year 6

This week, we have started our Blood heart topic by dissecting a pig's heart.  We identified the aorta, vena cava, right and left atrium, right and left ventricle and the heartstrings (chordae tendineae)

We are now going to explore the circulatory system and explore the effects of exercise and drugs on the heart.

 

13.12.19

Thank you very much to all parents/carers who attended our WWII showcase this afternoon. It was lovely to see so many of you attended and support your child's learning. We hope you enjoyed it.

Autumn 2

What a very exciting term it's been !

On our first day back we had an Evacuee Day where all of Y6 came in dressed as evacuees from WWII. This was a brilliant way to begin the year and immerse us into our topic, 'A Child's War.' 

On the 27th of November, we visited The National Holocaust Centre in Laxton. The exhibition allowed us to follow the journey of Jewish children who lived during the 1930s and WWII. We also got the opportunity to talk to a holocaust survivor, Ruth Barnett,  who shared her own personal story-something which we all found very moving. 

We have also been learning all about World War II: why it started; who were our allies; rationing and evacuation; the devastation of The Blitz; and the major events of the war.  

On the 12th and 13th of December we visited 'The Vicarage' to share our learning with the residents and give them some of 'Eggless sponges' which we created in DT using the meagre rations families would received during WW2. We also had a 1940's style sing along session with them and demonstrated our Jive. (See our picture gallery.)

Reminders!

Please ensure your child has the following in school every day:

  • Reading log
  • Reading book
  • All CGP workbooks and study books (as we will be using these in class)
  • PE kit (as we do change our PE day)
  • Water bottle

Reading logs will be checked daily. Children need to record the book they are reading; what pages they have read; and it must be signed. 

Homework is due in every Thursday. 

Spelling test is every Friday.

Summer Reading Challenge

The UK’s biggest annual reading for pleasure programme for primary aged children returns with an all-new digital challenge in 2020.

https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/whats-on/news/2020/06/22/summer-reading-challenge-2020-resources-schools/

Sign up here:

http://www.sillysquad.org.uk/

 

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Reading 

 

Summer term

Week commencing 20/07/20

Log on to :

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/SirEdmund

Read all 6 chapters: The Lost City of Mathos

Both of this week's writing tasks are based upon the information you have read and been given within the text.

Don't forget to tell everyone what you've been reading on our Y6 Purple Mash Blog and be sure to recommend anything you've really enjoyed.

The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition: Amazon.co.uk: Frank ...

 

Or if you're looking for a new reading  challenge, why not try a 10 minute challenge on authorfy.

https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

POETRY 

Fancy a poetry challenge ? Check out :

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/submit-poem-entry

Poetry Prize

Why not upload this week's English task?

OTHER USEFUL HOME LEARNING WEBSITES / LINKS:

Maths:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/?fbclid=IwAR2-odoe_9av80oxouM8QSUmkVHnv_EWA98CgM8bNbcIARMVVtkY7kOLlFI

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

( Great for mental maths practise )

https://www.themathsfactor.com

 

English

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

www.twinkl.co.uk

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

https://www.pobble365.com/

 https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources/key-stage-2-activity-packs

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Spelling 

https://www.spellzone.com/

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

Reading 

www.twinkl.co.uk

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Story 

bit.ly/AudioElevenses  ( 11am daily )

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Topic 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#subjects

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Art

https://www.harleygallery.co.uk/learning/virtual/

PE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCbcOhHJAU4&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=GO+NOODLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbDE474X07o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6PmB6tMBOc

Please find some top tips for improving your well-being in the newsletter below : 

 

 

PE

P.E is on Wednesday afternoon this half term . Please make sure you have both an indoor and outdoor kit as we will be outside whenever it is dry.

SPRING 2 - READING 

Our class text - Pig Heart Boy 

 What can you find out about Xenotransplantation ?

What do you think about Xenotransplantation ?

 

Spring 1   - Class text 

Shackleton's journey

 Why not research other polar explorers ?

Have any women been to the poles ?

The Year 6 Team

Mrs Joyston - Year 6 Teacher 

Mrs Adamson - Year 6 Teacher

Mrs Powell - Year 6 Teacher

Miss Chapman - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Wright - Teaching Assistant 

The Piano 

This term , we wrote narratives based on 'The Piano' video. This has inspired us to write descriptively, emotively and to use figurative language to engage the reader. We can't wait to share them when they are complete!

Feeling inspired?

Why not have a go at one of the following topic projects at home?

  • Write an explanation of the Circulatory system
  • Make a model Circulatory System
  • Write a song about the Circulatory system
  • Write a love poem
  •  Write a love story
  • Create a  guide to keeping the heart healthy
  • Compare the human circulatory system with that of other animals
  • Create a persuasive leaflet on quitting smoking in order to keep the heart healthy 

 

 Year 6 Gallery