Hello everybody! Here it is then, the last week!
To close with for the year, all we can say as a Year 6 team is that we know you are ready for the next stage of your school life. In class, there have been such mature, positive and forward-thinking views held in the last three weeks relating to your transition and this demonstrates what a solid position you are ALL in to move forward in terms of your mind set and outlook.
As a group of children, you have shown such good learning behaviours this year, where you have had to be resilient and reflective throughout, as a result of the many challenges faced. BUT remember, this has only made you stronger and ‘tougher’ in how you are able to deal with things and this is a great recipe for you moving forward into new territory. Overall, you have shown a really strong commitment to ‘wanting’ to improve and this has been shown in the learning that has taken place from September through to this last week. Keep being curious and resilient! Keep pushing forward!
We will miss each of you greatly!
This will be our last home-learning blog for the Summer Term. Should you want to keep yourselves ‘ticking over’ during the summer break, please be assured that the learning will remain on these pages for you to dip into as you see fit. In addition, you will have access to all of our online learning resources such as SATSBootcamp, MyMaths, Sumdog and TTRockstars until the end of August!
Monday – Please reflect and look back briefly over the learning that has taken place last week relating to your Transition. You should have finished up to and including Session 6 last week – if you have not, then you will need to complete these sessions before moving on to Session 7, 8 and 9.
-Please complete the Session 7 part of the booklet and read the accompanying material.
Tuesday – Please complete the Session 8 part of the booklet and read the accompanying material.
Wednesday – Please complete the Session 9 part of the booklet and read the accompanying material.
Thursday – Today is a day to catch up on any transition work you have not been able to complete yet! Please ensure your reflection has been thorough and that you have discussed your thoughts, feelings and outlooks for the year ahead with your parents or family members. Remember, if you have any older siblings at secondary school, then they can be a great ‘sounding board’ for you as they are ‘living’ the secondary school life as we speak…
I thought we should apply our number sense to a few warm-up problems. Click on the link below to see the questions:
For our final three days we are going to continue to build on the work we have done on statistics last week. You wil need to print the questions off so that you can interpret the graphs properly.
The tasks are here: Statistics
Links to the Oak National Academy online lessons can be found here:
As we approach the end of the school year and consider our journey in faith towards God, now is a great time to reflect upon each of the Sacraments that form a special part of this journey. Please choose ONE of the seven Sacraments below: Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Reconciliation or Anointing of the Sick.
With your chosen sacrament, have a go at ONE of the following tasks…
· Write a prayer or poem about your favourite Sacrament. How could you ask for God’s blessing and guidance throughout your Christian journey? Describe how you would feel during the Sacrament.
· Create a stained glass window to represent the key symbol(s) of your chosen Sacrament. What do these symbols mean and why do you think that they are they important?
· Can you find any photographs at home from when you or a family member took part in any of the Sacraments? Discuss what the experience was like and what you can both still remember.
Family Science Activity 10.7.20
Spaghetti Towers https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/spaghetti-towers – to watch the video
· Make a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows.
· ExpeRiment with the construction of your tower to find out which shapes are best for building with.
· Learn why some shapes are more stable than others when you build a tower. https://www.rigb.org/docs/spaghettitowers_infosheet_0_1.pdf – for the full information on the activity and questions to ask your child(ren)
You will need:
Packet of spaghetti (uncooked) • Packet of marshmallows
What to do:
Challenge a child or children to use marshmallows (whole ones or pieces) to join lengths of spaghetti together to make the tallest tower possible. You could start by building a simple cube and seeing what you need to do to make a taller structure that remains standing.
Going Further challenge:
· Instead of building a tall tower, you could try to build the strongest bridge from spaghetti and marshmallows.
· You could limit the amount of spaghetti and number of marshmallows to make the task more difficult.
· You could give children a budget with which to ‘buy’ spaghetti and marshmallows and make the ‘cost’ of the tower another element they have to consider.
· Try out this interactive ‘shapes’ lab to see how forces affect different shapes: http://bit.ly/ShapesLab
Think back over the past school year which started in September 2019. What can you remember doing? Make a list of these things.
Now think of a tune you know well.
Using this tune and the list you have written, can you compose a song about this school year? Perhaps you could record yourself singing it.