Mr Clark: Year 6
Resources for learning at home
Below there are a range of great resources/ideas which you might find useful whilst school is closed. We will continue to add to these when new resources are found.
Please email me any work/ photos which could go on our website.
Useful websites/resources – General
BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Bricks4Kidz – www.facebook.com/b4kcalderdale – From Monday 23rd March, this page will be offering LEGO brick building challenges 3 times per week. Grown-ups will be able to encourage their builders to create a model at home and then have an image of the build uploaded. There will also be a competition – or competitions – shared on this page.
British Museum – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum – Take a tour of the British Museum.
David Walliams – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ – David Walliams is releasing a free audiobook every day at 11am – would be lovely for some of the children to listen to!
Emile – https://www.emile-education.com/schools-corona-virus/ – You can apply for a free trial to use this personalised learning program.
Families Together – https://www.facebook.com/groups/kickoutcovidcolin/ – This group is live and is being used for the sharing of opportunities – online and in the family home/garden – to keep families with children occupied during the pandemic restrictions. The content will be family-friendly and intended to promote, where possible, educational activities and stimulus for children to help to keep them engaged.
ICT Games – https://www.ictgames.com/ – Plenty of free games for the children to play.
Kids Activities – https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/ – This site gives you a list of all the educational companies that are offering free subscriptions at this time.
LCF – LCF is making available its online resources for Primary FREE for the next 3 months. Simply use the master promo code LCF2020sch to create a single user login at Babelzone (French/Spanish) Englishzone (games/Phonics) or MathsZone for any pupil or teacher. Links to all these sites are on the homepage www.lcfclubs.com
Life Caravan – https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary – Follow Harold and his daily diary.
Memrise – https://www.memrise.com/ – An opportunity to learn a new language.
Muddy Puddle Teacher – https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/become-a-muddy-puddle-teacher/ – Lots of resources available for a range of years and subjects.
National Gallery – www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours – Take a tour of the National Gallery.
National Geographic – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ – A great site for learning all about the world.
Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/ – Create stories, games and animations.
Seterra Geography – https://online.seterra.com/en – A large number of quizzes to help you become a geography expert.
Sports UK – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1P-cqiqDJ2GYpg5FmetQAx3yS4CGOZsAu?usp=sharing – Sports UK have put all their resources into one location for parents and children to use at home.
Time Machine – Time Machine Project
The Kid Should See This – https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ – A wide range of cool educational videos
Twinkl – To support families during this period, Twinkl is being made available to every parent and carer in school so our pupils can still have access to high-quality learning. Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Woodlands Junior – www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ – This is a really useful site. It also has a number of past papers on.
Woodland Trust – http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/ – A range of activities that inspire outdoor learning, many of which can be done in the back garden.
Useful websites/resources for English
Animal Magic English Project – Go wild and have a go at creating your own animal park.
www.bl.uk/childrens-books – Resources from the British Library
www.carylhart.com – This site contains a list of author/illustrator resources.
www.uk.ixl.com/ – Lots of questions relating to English
KS2 Reading Activities – Lots of activities linked to the books that you are reading.
KS2 Writing A Book Report – Have a go at writing a report on the book that you have just read.
KS2 Writing Activity Ideas – Some ideas to inspire you with your writing.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – Children can currently access this site with no need to subscribe.
www.thereadingrealm.co.uk – A free 45 page learning pack based on traditional fairy tales.
https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html – A number of classic children’s books to read and listen to.
www.scholastic.com/learnathome – Day to day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – A super resource.
The Island English Project – Let your imagination and creative juices flow with this project.
Useful websites/resources for Mathematics
http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning – Great news. White Rose are providing daily lessons for all year groups for you to use at home with your children.
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ – Loads of questions and activities to practise maths skills
www.interactive-resources.co.uk – Lots of fantastic maths games. Username: Wellybobs Password: Wellybobs
KS2 25 Maths Problems – 25 maths problems aimed at children in Key Stage 2.
www.mathsframe.co.uk/ – A large number of online resources and worksheets.
www.mathplayground.com/ – Loads of interactive games.
https://myminimaths.co.uk/ – Highly recommend this site. Lots of questions aimed at KS2 and a resource we use a lot in school.
www.uk.ixl.com/ – Lots of questions relating to maths
www.sumdog.com – Your child has a username and password for this resource.
Times Table Treasure Quest – This looks like it might be worth checking out.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – Great for mental maths.
www.ttrockstars.com – Your child has a username and password for this resource.
Our Calculations Policy can be found in the policy section too.
Practise your times tables for the class challenge here: http://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/
Other useful websites:
Maths Problem of the Day
Fluent in 5
To continue promoting a love for reading, we were able to write a book review. We have written book reviews for our peers this year, however the audience this time was millions of people on Amazon! Two of the best reviews were from Harry and Conor.
Some have been writing letters to relatives or people who may be on their own during the lockdown. Here's Lola posting her letters.
World Book Day
Challenge yourself to change the sentence in 5 different ways.
The first discussion task we were given a short piece of information about The Plague with two questions at the end to discuss linked to Covid-19 and the government’s advice.
- What would you say to people who are ignoring the advice?
- How would you persuade them to see that their actions are irresponsible and selfish?
Below are two excellent examples of the additional work carried out by Matilda and Teddy. Matilda worked hard to research the event in more detail and Teddy thoughtfully responded to the discussion questions. Great work from both!
The second task we were given was to come up with an invention to make the world a better place. Harry has written a story to include his invention.
We have continued our science topic, animals including humans, at home by looking at the different systems in the body. Here's some work completed.
An Islamic speaker visited us to speak about their religion and particularly how art is represented within Islam. At home, we have also designed our own stained glass window to represent what is important to us.
History - Tudors
To continue our learning on the Tudors, we researched and created a project choosing what we wanted to focus on. Some suggested research topics are shown below.
- The difference between rich and poor
- Crime and punishment
- Past times including hobbies and sports
- Where they fit on a larger historical timeline
- Other discoveries and explorers
We were asked to remember our eSafety rules of cross-referencing and checking the reliability of the websites used. Please check out some of our projects - you’ll see Elliot has even included references in his and Bea did some baking!
War of the Roses
Tom T & Harry
We have started the year by looking at the growth mindset and how we can show this in class. Here are some quotes we have discussed.
As part of our work on the growth mindset, we worked in teams on a challenge. We were given five cups, five pieces of string and an elastic band. We then had to move the cups into a tower without touching them. We had to show perseverance and resilience to try different approaches.
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