Year 6 Home Learning Week Commencing 22nd June

Good day to you all,

Glad to have some more sunshine this week. It was great to be able to catch up with more children over the phone  We have now tried contacting all the children from each of our classes and will start a second round of phone calls next week. We hope the work has been enjoyable and would love to see some more comments from you on the blog.

We have now established a good routine of using the online resources in the classroom and continuing the learning at home.

As teachers, we are really pleased with the resilience you have all shown and have been amazed by your efforts both while in school and with the activities you have undertaken at home.

We will continue to make it clear, next to each subject, which lessons should be accessed at home and which we will teach in school.

Please ignore requests to Tweet work out from the Oak Academy as we would like you to add a comment to the Blog instead.

Transition to Secondary Schools

We have continued to engage with the secondary schools to establish the most up to date information on transition for all of our year 6 pupils. As you can see below, secondary schools are using a range of ways to communicate with parents: from direct communications using emails and letters; by posting new information on their websites or blogs and through interactive, online transition days or activities. We have added more information below, highlighted in blue, to hopefully give you current information from our various communications with the secondary schools.

  • Northampton Academy have a dedicated section of their website for year 6 to year 7 transition (see below). They state that they are hoping to invite pupils in before the summer. They have now advised the following:
    • Our two-day virtual transition programme will take place on the 6th and 7th July. We will be delivering a series of live events to students. The programme will ensure that children and parents will receive additional information, provide the opportunity to meet staff virtually and get an insight to the curriculum we provide. There will be a live ‘Town Hall’ meeting in the evening with Mr Clyne (The Principal), where parents will have the opportunity to ask questions about the school and academic year. (The Academy will be writing to parents again to explain how to participate in the ‘Town Hall’ meeting).
      • Virtual Tour: Mr Clyne – Principal from September, gives students a visual guide of Northampton Academy to help familiarise and see key facilities. (Promoted to parents and link on website).
      • Summer School: We realise the importance of trying to get the students into the school and meet others from their tutor group before September. It is still our aim to run a summer school this year. This is reliant upon a number of external factors, as I’m sure you will understand – parents will be updated on the progress of this in due course.
  • Moulton School have also created a nice portal on their website dedicated for year 6 to year 7 transition (see below). This gives a helpful introduction to the school with information regarding transition such as uniform, transport, free school meals, attendance, lockers, etc along with online forms for parents and pupils to complete with contact info, medical needs, consents, music tuition requests etc. Children due to attend this school should have received a letter in April. They are also hoping to arrange a ‘virtual’ parent talk soon. 
  • Wootton Park School have told us that pupils will be contacted individually and some one to one zoom meetings may have already taken place. They are holding a virtual transition day on July 6th which learners will be able to access at any time from that point. It will involve videos from the Principal, the head of year, the well-being team and the transition team. There will also be examples of Year 7 lessons from Maths, English, Science and Spanish. On transition day they will be launching their summer booklet, a series of academic activities with the school motto as its theme. They should have already offered and delivered Virtual 1:1 meetings for all learners and their parents between June 1st and June 22nd. When the learners return, they are going to set up drop in sessions from the beginning with the wellbeing team and their peer mentors, assuming a normal return to school.
  • Western Favell Academy also have a dedicated section of their website which contains a virtual tour of the school. (see below). The website now also contains transition activities and and a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section. Transition days and evenings will not go ahead this year as originally planned.  They will communicate these changes on the academy website and when we receive any information, we will post this on their subsequent blog posts. Parents should have received (or will receive within the next week) a letter via email to share transition details.
  • Kingthorpe College have a virtual tour (see link below). We await further information on any additional transfer details.
  • Northampton School for Boys have virtual iBooks for year 6 pupils and parents. We await further information on any additional transfer details. School is looking to organise a virtual event but details are to be communicated in due course.
  • Northampton School for Girls  have a dedicated page on their website for year 6 to 7 transition. We await further information on any additional transfer details. There will be no transition days this year and their main contact/communication will be through their Year 6 transition webpage.
  • Abbeyfield School have a dedicated section of their website, but some information located within their induction booklet will need updating in line with changes to transition for this year. They are currently planning a ‘virtual transfer evening’ although this has not been finalised yet. They are going to be sending all of their new students a book and some activities – including details of activities on their website.
  • Northampton International Academy have information about the school on the website but we await further information regarding any transition arrangements.
  • Weavers Academy have a dedicated section on the website for the year 6 and 7 transition with an informative video from Mr Mawby who normally organises their transfer from the primary to secondary school setting.
  • For Thomas Beckett, we have just attached the link to their website but there is currently no information relating to transition. Once we receive any further information we will let you know.

 

Virtual Tour

Internet Safety (This activity is to completed at home)

  • Discuss their answers, using the answer sheet located at the bottom of the blog post.

Activity 1: Sharing Sam’s silly photo

  • Watch Episode 2: Who’s Magnus? (thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/ ). You may have watched this on our blog post for week commencing the 8th June 2020
    • Ask your child:
    1. What did Sam do that annoyed Megan? [He made a baby photo of Megan public on the Popcorn Wizard’s page so everyone could see.]
    2. What did Megan do next? [Megan posted mean comments about Ellie pretending to be Sam. This made Ellie upset.]
  • Explain that Sam should have asked for Megan’s permission before sharing the photo.
  • Discuss the meaning of the word permission: asking someone if it is OK to do something). Think of situations where you might need to ask for permission e.g. if you want to borrow something, if you want to hug a friend, if you want to go to a friend’s house. It is always important to ask permission before sharing another person’s photo.
  • Read the scenario below and complete the activity on a blank sheet of paper or in your book.

Activity 2: Making and sharing photos and videos

  • Alfie loves making and sharing videos about gaming online. Look at the picture below.
    1. What actions has Alfie taken to help him stay safe?
  • Read each statement below and decide if this is a safe or unsafe thing for Alfie to do.

  • Explain the importance of asking a trusted adult before sharing photos or videos online.

Reading 

You can continue to use the Scholastic Virtual Reading Library online allowing you to access lots of different books on their website.

The Scholastic Reading Pro website (https://educator-slz03.scholasticlearningzone.com/slz-portal/#/login3/GBR2VCR) please find enclosed the login details below.

Enter your username and password (remember that they are case sensitive)
Username: (first three letters of the pupil’s first name followed by first three letters of surname) All lowercase
For example: Harry Potter would be Username: harpot
Password: password1

If you have any issues accessing the website, please contact the school at enquiries@ectonbrook.org.uk .

English

This week we will be using the lesson 1 our reading lessons in school and lessons 3, 4 and 5 for our literacy lessons in school. Mr Wild’s class will be also completing lesson 2 in Class while Mr Willett’s and Mr Whitfield’s class will complete this at home.

All returning children do not need to start the English work until they have had their lessons in school. 

This week we will be working towards a writing a story.

These include some comprehension tasks, exploration of the features and an opportunity to write your own.

Lesson 1– Reading Comprehension focussing on comparison – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-comparison-a3113e/

Lesson 2 – Reading Comprehension focussing on prediction – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-prediction-1f5f44/

Lesson 3 – Identifying key structural elements and grammatical features when writing a story – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-identify-the-key-features-ee19d1/

Lesson 4 – Planning an story – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-planning-a-story/

Lesson 5 – Writing a story – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-writing-a-story/

Maths

Your child will be expected to complete a five day week in Maths. Children that are continuing to home-school will access the resources in the same way they have been.

Children going to school on the 22nd of June will complete lesson. 1 to 2 whilst they are in school and lessons 3, 4 and 5 at home.

Children going to school on the 24th of June will complete lessons.1 to 3 whilst they are in school and lessons 4 and 5 at home

All returning children do not need to start the Maths work until they have had their lessons in school. 

This week you will continue to look at coordinates and applying this learning to 3D shapes.

Lesson 1–  Answer problems with units of area- https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problems-with-units-of-area

Lesson 2– To calculate volume of cubes and cuboids  –  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/volume-of-cubes-and-cuboids

Lesson 3–  To convert between standard units of mass– https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/convert-between-standard-units-of-mass

Lesson 4– To solve problems involving calculations of measure – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solve-problems-involving-calculation-of-measure

Lesson 5– To convert between units of time – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/convert-between-units-of-time

Science – Which organisms lived during each era of time? (To be completed in school)

In this lesson, we will learn what the fossil record has taught us about the history of organisms that have existed on our planet. We will learn what a geologist is and what they can tell us about the organisms that have lived during each geological era of time.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-organisms-lived-during-each-era-of-time

History – Who were the Vikings? (To be completed at home)

Find out about the Vikings and their life in Britain.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos about the Vikings
  • two activities to build knowledge and understanding

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsggp4j

Geography – The Lake District (To be completed in school by Mrs Wild’s class. At home by Mr Whitfield’s class and Mrs Willett’s class)

Learn about the Lake District, including where it is and what it is like.

This lesson includes:

  • one short film on the Lake District
  • a collection of photographs of the Lake District and its nature
  • two activities to build your knowledge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd49ydm

Internet Safety – Answers 

  1. What did Sam do that annoyed Megan? [He made a baby photo of Megan public on the Popcorn Wizard’s page so everyone could see.]
  2. What did Megan do next? [Megan posted mean comments about Ellie pretending to be Sam. This made Ellie upset.]
  3. What actions has Alfie taken to help him stay safe? Look at the picture and write down features which help Alfie stay safe online. [E.g. profile picture is not a real picture, user name does not feature his name, privacy set to friends only.] Explain that there are safe and unsafe things that someone can do when they are making and sharing photos videos online.
  • Discuss their answers using the sheet below to help you. Explain the importance of asking a trusted adult before sharing photos or videos online.

16 thoughts on “Year 6 Home Learning Week Commencing 22nd June

  • 22nd June 2020 at 3:59 pm
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    Hi,

    The oak national Academy homework doesn’t work

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 7:59 pm
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      Hi👍,

      I have done all the homework but the whole lot of Maths and English doesn’t work .

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      • 24th June 2020 at 1:17 pm
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        All posts appear to be working for both the English and the Maths. Have another try Shahir.

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 2:49 pm
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    Hey 🙂
    I really enjoined decorating our rocks today as it was so much fun! 😊🤩✨🖌🖍

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    • 24th June 2020 at 9:36 am
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      Glad you enjoyed the decorating of the stone. This stone will form a sculpture that will stay in the school and remind us all of our year 6’s leaving this year. You have worked really hard this year and embraced the many challenges in front of you. Keep the great attitude in your studies. Regards Mr Whitfield.

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 2:53 pm
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    The homework was really good and it helped me *tee-hee*❤👌👍🎉

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    • 24th June 2020 at 9:32 am
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      Really appreciate the way you have embraced the new home learning. This flexibility and adaptability has been a real strength of yours this year. You should be really proud of your achievements. Regards Mr Whitfield.

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    • 24th June 2020 at 9:27 am
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      Glad you have enjoyed your time in year 6. Really important you carry on your brilliant positive attitude in the next stage of your education. Look forward to seeing you on Monday. Regards Mr Whitfield

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 2:55 pm
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    Thank you Mr Whitfield for the fantastic year and all the memories with the stone snake and the story writing on office 365. I won’t forget you or Mrs Moore.💖😁😊

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    • 24th June 2020 at 9:26 am
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      It has been a real pleasure to teach you this year Casey. You have developed lots of skills and strengthened many areas of your learning. Keep embracing those challenges and remember ‘mistakes are when we learn’. Regards Mr Whitfield

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 2:56 pm
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    Hi, I really enjoyed painting/ drawing on the pebles

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    • 24th June 2020 at 9:24 am
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      You created a really beautiful design. Well done.
      I have really noticed how hard you are working in school and the real effort you have made to embrace the home learning. These skills will be really important in the future, particularly when you go to secondary school. Well done and keep up the hard work. Regards Mr Whitfield

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  • 24th June 2020 at 9:05 am
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    There lived a normal family in an ordinary street. One day they had to move to a new house because their dad had to move place for his job. Max – their 14-year-old son – was not as interested of moving to a new house unlike his parents. He really liked that house more than anything so he would not dream to leave it and move out. In the car, Max took his last look at his old house and hoped he could get to see it again. At their new house, they still have to move some furniture, but it still was possible to live in it. Straight after they moved all the stuff into the position, they wanted it in they told Max to NEVER go into the basement because there was no light and he could get seriously hurt. Max didn’t care.

    Some months later, he started to like the new house a little more every day. On one day he remembered to not go in the basement because his parents told him not to but like any ordinary teen, he didn’t listen. Then came his parents’ honeymoon so his parents asked their friend to babysit Max. Just then, his parents told him “my friend will be here in an hour so be nice and don’t do anything strange.” They then left. Max knew this was his only chance of getting to see the basement. His parents came back after 10 seconds and said ”Remember don’t go in the basement!” Max nodded. When they closed the door, he waited at the window until he saw his parents driving away.

    He rushed to the door that leaded to the basement and slowly opened it. He then told himself that his parents were right, it really was dark in here. Slowly going down the steps, he reached the bottom. With his hands in front of him he tried to look for a light switch. Suddenly, he tripped and got even darker. Thinking harder than he ever has in his life, he didn’t know if he was still in the basement or not. In a blink of an eye, he could see torches lined up on both sides of him. Hoping he could go back instead of forwards; he looked back and saw a wall. Then he realized he could ONLY go forward. So, he did.

    After walking forward for what he thought was ages, he heard a voice in his head saying, “Pick a place u want to go and I will drop u off.” He really wanted to go back home but at the same time he really wanted to see London. Even though he would of wanted to go home, he thought of London. Next thing he knew, he was there. He was so surprised that he teleported and was in the place he imagined. It was so loud and crowdy just as he imagined it to be. He then heard the voice again saying, “Touch 3 landmarks and u will be able to get back home on your bed but u must do this in less than 1 hour or you will be stuck here. He was more interested in looking at the place than doing his task. 20 minutes went by and not a single landmark touched because he was bussy looking around the place. Randomly, a watch appeared on his wrist but it was counting down and said he had 40 minutes left. He knew what he had to do so he asked the strange man in his head for a map and magickly he could see and unsee a map of London in his head.

    The 1st landmark he touched was Big Ben that was right next to him so he had 40 minutes to touch 2 others. Without thinking, he knew that he needed to know where the closest landmark is from where he is right now. Surprisingly, it was Max’s favorite, The London Eye. Barging through the crowd of people he could see the London eye more and more clearly when he took one step forward. After getting through the crowd, he rushed to it and touched it. Looking back at his timer he had 25 minutes so he knew he had this in the bag.

    He really wanted to get to see the London Bridge so that’s where he was going. Looking at everything he could whilst going to his next landmark. Without knowing he had 10 mins left, he kept walking. He then realized he had 6 minutes left! He ran as fast as he never did before. He ran faster and faster until he was 10 steps away from the London Bridge and had 10 seconds left. He looked back and touched the last landmark and got teleported back to his bed. He then heard his babysitter coming up and said, “oh here you are.” He remembered that day for the rest of his life. From that day on, he knew he should never tell anyone about it so he could go there whenever he wanted when he was free.

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    • 24th June 2020 at 3:00 pm
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      Brilliant work Leo. I love how you have used the ideas from the reading that we have done this week and used them to create your own story. Just check that you are punctuating speech accurately. Remember that you need to start with a capital and end with punctuation before closing speech marks. Eg. “We are safe,” said the sisters

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