Mystery Doug - Science videos
Mystery Doug is a great resource I have used in school and the children love it. You can sign up for free and have access to a variety of science videos, just type mysterydoug.com into your browser. He is also inviting children to watch a live 20 minute show on Tuesday 7th April, follow this link mysteryscience.com/live for more information.
As Mystery Doug says 'stay curious'
If you have access to a computer or tablet ask your parents to register for free on Oxford Owl Ebooks.
You can listen to a book being read, whilst turning the pages. There are also some questions to answer too. Take a look!
Year 6 Teachers
White Rose have added some brilliant Maths home learning to their website.
It started last week so there are already plenty of lessons on there. Each one starts with a short video, there is then an activity sheet to complete and answers for you to check your own work. The first few lessons revise ratio and scale factors. It them moves on to angles, which we haven't covered in school yet, but some work on this will be set some time after Easter.
There are also problems of the day
If you open the full set for KS2/3 these are suitable for Year 6. Any orange problems you come across are for KS1
Take a look and let us know what you think or send us some pictures of your work.
Year 6 Teachers
We're halfway through the latest Battle of the Bands - this week against Year 5 - and this is how things stand as of Wednesday morning. All Year 6 classes are currently in the lead - keep it up! The Battles close at 3pm on Friday 3rd April.
Ellis and Sophia have been putting their D.T. skills to good use assembling a bird house. It looks like some great teamwork has been going on! Let's hope the new bird house gets lots of feathery visitors.
Mrs Hoskin's fun activities to do at home
Mrs Hoskins has found some fun activities that you can do at home.
You must make sure you have permission from an adult before starting any of these activities.
Remember you can take photographs of your learning and send to us at Year6@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk so we can upload on to our class page.
I am especially excited to see the lave lamp!
Mrs Hoskins has also sent us a task entitled 'Global Impact.' It includes an extract from the Geography journal - Lonely Planet, and outlines a task for you to complete. Mrs Hoskin's is excited to see these project pieces on your return to school. Alternatively, you can email them to us and we can forward on to Mrs Hoskin's so that she can see your hard work.
Keep smiling Year 6 :)
Follow the link below to find some fun football theme activities! (Scroll down to the older age range).
Well done to everyone this week that has practised their times tables on TT Rockstars. A big congratulations to 6G on their huge score; commiserations to 4H who put up an incredible fight. Well done also to 4L and 4TR - unlucky 6H who were leading for most of the week but then pipped to the post. We'll have more battles running from Monday - keep learning those times tables!
Our current Battles of the Bands against the Year 4 classes are going down to the wire! They close at 3.10pm today (Friday 27 March) so there's still all to play for - this is how things stood at 9am:
Keep battling everyone!
Update: New home-learning packs for the fortnight commencing 20th April will be available to download on Friday 17th April.
If you require a printed version, please email: Year6@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk by 9am on Friday 3rd April so that these can be prepared for you.
We hope you are all keeping well. Remember you can send photographs of your home-learning to the Year 6 email address so that we can upload on to this page. We look forward to seeing what you are learning at home.
Thank you for your continued support
The Year 6 Team
Make A Wish
Make a wish have created some activities to help with the uncertainty of isolation and ways to cope/help your child adjust. This is based on their own experiences of working with families who have had to isolate due to illness in the past. Click the link below and sign up using your email to receive the pack :)
Fancy hearing a story?
David Walliams is releasing a free audio story every day at 'Elevenses'
Click the link below to escape into a book!
Greg James has made his book 'Kid Normal' available for free on Audible/Playstore/Applestore. Download for a great story -it is very funny!
Sir Patrick Stewart is reading a daily Sonnet on his Twitter account - why not check it out?
The company that installed our playground equipment (the gym) are running a competition.
Use the template provided and choose your favourite pieces of playground equipment from hundreds of wonderful products and draw them out. Once you have finished your design, take a picture of it or scan it in and send them to us at our Year 6 email address. You could even ask an adult to post it on social media tagging the company in on Facebook - Sovereign Play Equipment and Twitter - @Sovereign_Play so they can see your wonderful designs too.
Make it as creative, imaginative and colourful as possible! Think about all the elements of
play equipment you would love to play on at school. Definitely include all the swinging,
climbing, jumping and sliding you can do.
We look forward to seeing your designs.
We have created a suggested timetable for you to use at home.
Feel free to swap and change things and add other activities that might interest you for example: , gardening, photography, helping an adult at home, sharing a story with a brother or sister, completing a puzzle, watch a wildlife documentary, etc.
We are very impressed with the learning you have completed so far on Purple Mash.
Keep up the great work.
Further down this page, you can find the information given about work that should be completed while school is closed. This includes several mini-projects that can be completed over a number of days.
Daily activities include logging on to Purple Mash, where you will find a daily Maths and SPaG task to complete (check under your "2dos") as well as a weekly Computer Coding project. In addition, we recommend daily use of TT Rockstars - a Battle of the Bands against Year 4 begins on 20th March - and Read Theory (as well as regular reading for pleasure!).
We look forward to seeing your fantastic work!
Year 6 Team
Purple Mash: www.purplemash.com/foundry-so15
Times Table Rockstars: www.ttrockstars.com
Read Theory: www.readtheory.org
Well done to everyone that has been logging on to complete the daily tasks! We're aware that the SPaG tasks don't appear to be marked as "done" after completion and might still be listed under your 2dos. Rest assured that we can see you have completed it - and your score - so don't worry if you have done it and it is still there. It will disappear after the task deadline passes (1 week after appearing) and only seems to remain there in case you want to redo them. The Maths tasks however seem to be marked as complete once all the questions are answered.
The children have been hard at work, producing alternative endings to the 'Boy in the striped pjyamas.' We understand that this is a particularly sad book at the end, but the children have shown real interest in the story. They have also produced some really uplifting and exciting pieces of writing to show how the story could end in a more happier (or in some cases equally as sad) way!
Our next class novel will be 'Wonder.' We try and get a balance throughout the year of modern, traditional and from a variety of cultures. Thank you for all of the positive parental feedback that we have recieved regarding our texts.
This week we will be starting our science topic on: fuel for life.
Part of this includes the children learning about the dangers of illegal drugs. We will begin by sharing a leaflet, made by other Year 6 children, and then will follow up with a PSHE/Science lesson. The children will also create a series of mini e mails in their science books, role playing a potential situation involving drugs. Please speak to your class teacher, or Mrs Loftus, if you have any concerns.
The leaflet has been uploaded and is made for Year 6 children - moving into Secondary Education.
The Year 6 Team
We are all tucked in to bed for our final night at Stubbington! Today has been another busy day for us!
6C enjoyed opening their mammal hotels this morning.
6L& 6C both went to the beach this morning and enjoyed a blustery day building sand scupltures linked to Macbeth, creating rock pools and hunting for fossils.
In the afternoon, 6L and 6C had fun using a compass to complete an orienteering course and learned all about different adaptations of birds. 6C completed the earthquake adventure course!
This evening Mr Taylor's house, the owls, were victorious in the house song competition - a mash up of popular hits!
See you all tomorrow - our coach leaves at about 1:00; please can we ask parents to assist us in getting the luggage off the coach and into the playground so we can get the children safely to their parents.
Good evening everyone!
We've had another action packed day today! We all enjoyed the wide game tonight around the Stubbington grounds. Our house songs are coming along well.
Each afternoon from 4:30-5:00 we take part in team challenges, in our house groups: an iceberg challenge, a memory movement game, a robot writer challenge and some tangram puzzles.
6L & 6C have enjoyed studying the mammals that stayed in our hotels last night.
6H have enjoyed creating sculptures and rock pools on the beach.
This afternoon, 6L tackled the earthquake assault course, 6C enjoyed team games in eggtreme challenge and 6H set up their mammal hotels.
Enjoy the photos!
Year 6 children & teaching team xxxx
We have had a lovely two days at Stubbington!
6L have enjoyed eggstreme challenge, shelter building, a mapping course and have set up small mammal hotels.
6C have enjoyed shelter building, a mapping course, looking at the adaptations of birds, orienteering using a compass and have set up small mammal hotels.
6H have enjoyed shelter building, a mapping course, eggstreme challenge and earthquake.
Tonight 6H and 6L had some fun with clay while 6C painted 'rainy day' pictures. We have also enjoyed a night walk around the grounds, a wildlife talk and saw some professional wildlife pictures!
For regular updates, please check our official facebook page!
Year 6 xx
As part of the English curriculum, pupils will be making a comparison between medias. They will be making a comparison between the Holes text by Louis Sachar and the film version. The film is rated as a PG. If you would not like your child to watch the film, please speak to your classteacher by Monday 15th October.
Mrs Homewood Mrs Loftus Mrs Cousens
Year 6 Homework overview sheet for Friday 21st September is attached.
Please see your class teacher if your require extra sheets.
Welcome to Year 6!
Thank you to all of the children for their hard work over the last two weeks! They have produced some very high quality writing already - we are very proud of them.
We will be holding a Stubbington Drop in next week - details to follow shortly. We have uploaded the power point from the previous meeting, in case you were unable to make it.
We have enjoyed lots of activities today! We all went together and visited Lee on Solent beach, where we went fossil hunting, made volcano sculptures and creating rock pools.
This afternoon we learned about adaptations for different birds and enjoyed a orientation course where we had to find different spots around the centre.
This evening we enjoyed the song contest; the 'Foxes' were the winning house. (Mrs Loftus was very pleased as she was the house leader)
We have had a brilliant day today! We have both completed the team building assault course, Earthquake! 6C built shelters and did a mapping course - 6L managed to salvage 3 eggs during 'Egg'streme challlenge! We are really proud of their team work this week! Some of the boys have had a game of putting tonight after showers, with Mr Taylor, while the girls washed their hair. We all slept well last night and enjoyed a wide running game tonight, with a night walk!
See you all soon!
Year 6 Xxxx
Good evening! We have had a lovely second day here!
6L have enjoyed finding small mammals in their hotels, making shelters out of logs and doing a mapping course! One unfortunate group got a little bit wet during the shelters, but luckily they could go and get dried off straight away!
6C have also enjoyed finding small mammals - they managed to catch a yellow necked mouse, who was very jumpy! We also completed eggstreme challenge, where we managed to work as a team to earn products to keep our egg safe. Only one of our eggs cracked in the catapult.
In the evening, we have created small woodland creatures out of clay and enjoyed a wildlife photograph presentation; during our hide time, we spotted a badger and a fox!
See you all soon!
Year 6, Mrs Loftus, Miss Clark, Mr Taylor, Miss Stevens and Mr Burt
Hello! We have had a really good first day at Stubbington! We have put out our small mammal hotels today and are hoping to have some creatures to study tomorrow; also we have looked around the conservation area for evidence of wildlife around the centre - many of the children found different evidence including; droppings, habitat and food remains. We have also discussed how mammals are adapted to suit their environment and how they are classified as a mammal.
We will update the website every evening with pictures!
Year 6, Mrs Loftus, Miss Clark, Mr Taylor, Mr Burt & Miss Stevens