Home Page

Year 6

Year 6 Curriculum Meeting PowerPoint

Home-Learning Packs 

The next set of home learning packs will be available to collect from Monday 8th June, these will cover the two weeks beginning 8th June and 15th June.  Please collect these from the Imperial Avenue entrance between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.  We will not be able to bring these out to you outside of these times as they will clash with drop off and pick up times for children who have returned to school.  New tasks will also be set on Purple Mash. 

 

Stay safe, and thank you for your continued support. 

Year 6 Team

 

JJ's creative writing

Sam Goodacre's VE Day project

TT Rockstars: The Results

Congratulations Year 6 on another huge win in the latest TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands! We're very impressed that you've all been working so hard on practising your times tables.

Well done to Vincent, Jacob, JJ, Parmeet and Jack W for your impressive scores. An extra special congratulations to Ellis and Joshua for your enormous points tallies!

TT Rockstars Update

Well done Year 6 - with three days to go we are currently winning our Battle against Year 5. Keep up the good work! A special well done to Ellis, Joshua and Vincent for their impressive scores so far.

 

The Magical Door 

 

A wonderful poem sent to us by Uma.

What would you see behind your magical door?

I think I would see a class full of happy, smiling children laughing together! 

 

The Magical Door by Uma 6H

I opened the magic door and saw…

People talking, shaking hands, hugging their loved ones:

Massive crowds on the street, repowering our world to be normal again,

People knocking on doors, seeing their family for the first time in forever.

 

I opened the magic door and saw…

Children running around, changing the old playground into a fairground:

No more video calling, just a collection of two friends,

Laughter and joy spreading around each corner of the city.

 

I opened the magic door and saw…

Balloons floating in the air, lighting up the sky;

When you look up to the blue most of it is filled with dots of happiness,

Planes in the atmosphere finally taking people to the paradise they dreamed of.

 

I opened the magic door and saw…

Rainbows taking people to a different world:

People ordering meals at restaurants,

Hairdressers kindly welcoming visitors into there now busy shop.

 

I opened the magic door and saw…

A field of butterflies:

The colour of the rainbow filled my eyes,

The butterflies are free, moving round the field like an unstoppable bubble.

 

I open the magic door and saw…

Hills filled with trees,

Every second a flowers would grow,

Until the whole hill was home to flowers, taking over the grass.

 

I opened the magic door and saw…

What everyone had been wanting to see,

the future.

Home-school learning packs for May 18th 

 

Home-school learning packs are now available for collection from the school office between 10am and 2pm daily.  These packs are for the time period Monday 18th May until Friday  June 5th.  

Packs have also been uploaded below. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Year 6 Team 

TT Rockstars

A new Battle of the Bands is underway with the whole of Year 6 working together to take on Year 5. It runs up to Friday 22nd May when the winner will be announced. Come on Year 6 - you have a winning streak to maintain!

 

Rockstars has also launched a competition to try and enter the Guiness World Records for the fastest times tables. The details are all here if you fancy giving it a go: https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr

White Rose Home Learning website update

Just to let you know White Rose recently stopped giving free access to their worksheets. You can still access the videos which are worth looking at if you can.  We are looking into subscribing and may be able to share the worksheets with you in the future. 

Website link

This website gives parents free access to practical resources from Sustrans.

Parents will need to sign up to receive a full list of activities to keep children active.

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/outside-in/

Reminder! 

Please do take a moment to read this week’s newsletter, particularly the E-Safety section. 

We’ve shared resources to help your children stay safe online, particularly during school closures.  We have noticed that some of our pupils have been “liking” our school Facebook page.  Please bear in mind that the minimum age for using Facebook is 13, their terms of use state, “Facebook requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher). Creating an account with false info is a violation of our terms. This includes accounts registered on the behalf of someone under 13.”   

 

Be kind ...to yourself

Here is a link which is worth looking at to support personal, emotional and mental well-being

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content/home-learning-resources

Stay safe from the Year 6 Team

 

Hello…

We would like to say hello to all our Year 6 community. We hope you are all staying safe and well. Just a reminder that hard copies of the new Home Learning have been copied for ALL pupils. These are now available to collect from the school office between 9.30 and 2 using the Imperial Avenue entrance.

 

Remember that Home Learning can be all sorts of activities from baking to gardening; from arts and crafts to board games. We have had so many amazing photographs of you all enjoying these types of activities as well as the amazing effort you are putting into projects.

We have recently sent reminders of online safety as this is especially important during this time. Keep an eye on the website as we are constantly adding fun activities and website links.  We would love to know if you have anything that you have found that you would like to share with the community.

 

Just a reminder that it is VE Day on Friday. If you are planning to mark this occasion, we would love to see how you celebrated...have fun!

 

We can be contacted by email using year6@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk. We really enjoy hearing from you all. Thank you for all the good wishes; it is much appreciated. We are all doing well and continuing to stay safe.

 

Year 6 Team. 

 

Staying safe

During this time, your child may be spending more time using the internet to support their learning. Please ensure that while they are doing their research they are in an area where you can regularly check on them. It is important to remind your child of staying safe online, and that the same rules apply at home as they would in school. These rules are set to keep them safe.

If you would like support in helping talk to your child about staying safe online, this is an excellent starting point:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Milosz's French Menu

JJ's fantastic work on the Mayans

Henry's Mayan mask and Lego classroom

Anyi has made a Cinderella costume using items from around the home!

Home-Learning packs 

 

We have created some new learning packs for you all: new packs will be for Monday 4th May - Friday 15th May.

 

They are almost ready and you can collect them from Monday 4th May between 10am and 2pm, Monday - Friday. 

 

Please note that printed packs have been made for ALL year groups this time as we had such a high demand for them last time, you do not need to request these.  Electronic copies will also be available on year group pages from next week.

 

Please come to the Imperial Avenue gate from Monday and staff will packs will bring your packs out to you.

 

Keep safe. 

Year 6 Team

Staying safe

During this time, your child may be spending more time using the internet to support their learning. Please ensure that while they are doing their research they are in an area where you can regularly check on them. It is important to remind your child of staying safe online, and that the same rules apply at home as they would in school. These rules are set to keep them safe.

 

If you would like support in helping talk to your child about staying safe online, this is an excellent starting point:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

 

Stay safe

 

To all you budding scientists:

Operation Ouch is a science programme aimed at children. This is available for free on you tube!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJDFI9j8UeNoqra37p5OkA

 

Let us know what interesting facts you discover!

Scale Factors

 

 

We did have some lessons planned on scale factors just before lock down happened so if you take a look at the White Rose Home Learning pages (see the links further down this page) there are a couple of lessons on there in week 1 and week 2

Week 1 lesson 5 using scale factors

Week 2 lesson 1 calculating scale factors

 

For each there is a teaching video and a set of questions with answers.

Have Fun!

 

 

Money sense! 

Natwest are offering free online games and activities for developing children's understanding of money including how to budget, the cost of items and completing challenges using savings. 

 

Visit:  www.natwest.mymoneysense.com/home-learning 

 

How to complete the Science experiment from Kais

It's very simple 

1- you need red cabbage. Take a few leaves and soak them in hot water for 30 minutes or until the water turns purple. 

2- remove the leaves. Pour the coloured water into 3 empty glasses.

3. Add vinegar to one glass 

4. Add water to the second glass

5. Add baking powder or washing liquid to the third glass

6. Test the ph: if the colour stays purple then the ph is neutral, if the colour changes to red then the ph is acidic. And if the colour change to blue or green then it's alkaloid.

A science experiment from Kais and his mum.

Examples of home learning

White Rose Maths Home Learning

If you haven't already looked make sure you check out the Year 6 home learning pages on White Rose. Some of these consolidate maths we have already covered, some help you to learn something new. The link can be clicked on further down this Year 6 page or you can copy it into your browser.

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

Home-Learning activities: 20th April - 1st May

 

Hello - we hope you have all had a healthy Easter. 

Below are the home-learning tasks to be completed by the 1st May.  

In addition to reading, writing and maths, there is some History about the Mayans and a 'This is me' document.  There is also a home-learning grid with fun activities including scrambled words to unscramble, art ideas and RE ideas linked to Easter. Additionally, new tasks on Purple Mash will launch! 

Remember you can email in photographs of your home-learning - we really enjoy seeing what you have been doing.  

We hope you are all keeping safe - we are missing your smiling faces.  

 

Mrs Homewood, Mrs Cousens and Mr Gowen

Home-School Learning 

 

Daily lessons available staring Monday 20th April at 9am. 

BBC Bitesize are publishing daily online lessons for all ages.  They also have  a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC sounds and lots of educational videos on iPlayer.  

 

Visits: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  for more information. 

Battle of the Bands: The Results

Well done to everyone who participated in this week's TT Rockstar Battles - the results are below. Another incredible score from 6G, and well done to 6C for winning their first battle. 6H were leading all week but beaten at the eleventh hour once again! Remember you can keep accessing TT Rockstars over the Easter holidays and become even quicker at your times tables.
 

Easter Activities 

In the 'Easter learning pack' there are many fun activities you can complete over the Easter break. 

Remember you can still access TT Rockstars and Read Theory over the Easter break. 

Enjoy! 

Year 6 Team 

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'

Mrs Cousens

Mrs Cousens and her son Alfie's lava lamp and hanging crystals experiments

Home-school learning

Photographs of home-learning

Rose's artwork
Uma's artwork
Uma's artwork

Reading

If you have access to a computer or tablet ask your parents to register for free on Oxford Owl Ebooks.

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

Maths

 

White Rose have added some brilliant Maths home learning to their website.

 

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

 

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

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/

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

TT Rockstars latest score

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.

More photos of home learning

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 :) 

Football fan?  

Follow the link below to find some fun football theme activities! (Scroll down to the older age range). 

 

https://plprimarystars.com/resources/football-fun-activity-pack

 

 

 

Photographs of your home-learning

Izzy' s artist study
Izzy's artwork
Jack and his brother
Jack's study of precious stones
JJ's studying artist Piet Mondrian
JJ's WW1 trench diary
JJ's WW1 trench diary

Battle of the Bands - the results are in!

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!

 

TT Rockstars update

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!

Home-learning packs

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 :)

https://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/stayhomestars-signup/

 

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!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 Also....

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?

Design your own playground template and information

Competition! 

 

The company that installed our playground equipment (the gym) are running a competition. 

 

Your task: 

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. 

Remember:

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.  

 

Suggested timetable for Year 6

Home Learning 

 

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. 

 

 

 

Year 6 Home Working

 

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

 

Key links:

Purple Mash: www.purplemash.com/foundry-so15

Times Table Rockstars: www.ttrockstars.com

Read Theory: www.readtheory.org

 

Update - SPaG tasks on Purple Mash

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.

 

Year 6 Home Working Spring 2020

Civic Award Camp

Our Mayan Masks!

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

Hello everyone!

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

Stubbington 2018

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

Homework for 16th November

Homework for 9th November

Remembrance Pictures 6L

Homework for 2nd November

18th October Homework

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

Homework for 12th October 2018

Homework for Friday 6th October - please see your class teacher if you need spare copies of the tasks.

Homework for the 28th September is attached. Please see your class teacher if you need any extra sheets.

Year 6 Homework overview sheet for Friday 21st September is attached. 

Please see your class teacher if your require extra sheets.

Friday 21st September HHomework

Stubbington Meeting Information

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. 

Mrs Loftus smiley

Making bread!

Please remember to bring back private peaceful letters by Friday. Also, we have sent permission slips for the Nuffield trip home last week - apologies that this is so close to stubbington. We look forward to seeing you all at parents evening.

Thursday

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) 

Wednesday

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

Tuesday!

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 

Monday Stubbington

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 

PHASE THREE READING HOMEWORK