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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 

2023 -2024 

 

Welcome to the Year 6 web page, please check here for regular updates throughout the year for information related to our class curriculum, along with news, key information and dates, important updates and photographs of the exciting things and work that we have been getting up to. 

 

Miss Wilding laugh

Summer Term 

We've made it to the last term of the year and for you Year 6 the last term at James Brindley! 

 

We have lots of big things happening this term so make sure to read carefully through all of the key dates below. 

Please make sure to look over our Summer newsletter in the document section above too, to find out about the different topics we are going to be looking at this half term. 

 

Miss Wilding smiley

 

Key Dates:

 

Summer 1

Week 1:

- Friday 19th April - Basketball Competition (selected children) @ The Deans Primary 

Week 2:

- Monday22nd April - Thursday 25th April Mock SATS Week!

Week 3:

Week 4:

Week 5:

- Monday 13th May - Thursday 16th May SATS WEEK! (SATS breakfast 8am Monday - Thursday)

- Thursday SATS treat afternoon (parents please keep the event secret - more information to come). 

Week 6: 

SPORTS WEEK (further information to come) 

-Tuesday 21st - Sports Day (further information to come)

*Half Term*

 

Summer 2 - please check back for further updates 

Week 1:

Week 2:

Week 3:

Week 4:

- Wednesday 26th June French Day 

- Thursday 27th June and Friday 28th June Year 6 transition days (Salford schools) 

Week 5:

Week 6: 

Week 7:

- Wednesday 17th July evening Year 6 production 

- Thursday 18th July afternoon Year 6 production 

- Friday 19th July Glastonbrindley (more information to come) 

Week 8: 

- Monday 22nd July Year 6 Trafford Centre trip (more information to come) 

- Wednesday 24th 9:15am Year 6 Leavers Assembly (last day) 

 

 

Key Information Summer 1:

  • PE will be every Wednesday and Friday this term!

- It is vital that children always have an indoor and outdoor kit available to use for all PE sessions (children without or with the incorrect kit will not be allowed to take part in the PE sessions and alternative work will be found for them). 

- PE kits will be sent home each week to be washed. 

- Please can I also give you a gentle reminder that all jewellery and watches will need to be removed for PE sessions. 

 

Homework:

  • Weekly Maths and English tasks - tasks will be sent home every Friday and are to be handed in the following Wednesday. 
  • Weekly spellings - new spellings will be accessed via SpellingShed every Friday, the children will be tested in school on these the following Thursday.
  • Children are to read 4 times per week. Reading planners should be brought in with 4 signatures every Friday (children who do not present 4 signatures will join Reading Club that week).  
  • Children should continue to access TimesTableRockStars multiple times each week (children's activity is checked regularly, those who are not making regular access outside of school will be kept in during break to make up this time). 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Year Groups 

2022 - Summer Term Photos

Wednesday 21st July 2021

 

Good morning Year 6 - can you believe we have reached your final day of primary school! I know this is definitely not how you will have imagined your final day to be and not what you will have wanted either, but you should all be so proud of all the achievements and accomplishments you have made this year. It goes without saying that our past 2 years together have not come without their challenges, but you have all shown such great determination and resilience. I am so proud of each and every one of you and hope you reflect back on our time together over the past 2 years with fond memories, I know I will. 

 

There will be no Meet this morning and instead we will say our goodbyes, along with Mrs Devney, Mr Moore and a few other guests later on at 1:45pm. 

During this live I will be sharing the Y6 memories video, which you will be sent a link for afterwards. 

 

Before that though, take a look at the video below and see if you can make your own graduation cap ahead of our meet later on! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6fZnWeysSY 

 

Miss Wilding laugh

Tuesday 20th July 2021

 

Good morning Year 6 - take a look at the activities for today below and I will see you at 9:15am. 

 

Miss Wilding laugh

 

Today's Activities:

 

  • Today I want you to think about the advice you would pass on to the current Year 5s helping them to prepare for Year 6. Think about what you would have found helpful knowing before beginning the year. Try to come up with at least 5 different pieces of advice / top tips to tell them.
  • Carrying on from yesterday's work on the Olympics, take a look at the document below showing different gold medals from different years. You will notice that they all show the name of the host city and the year of the competition, but also have a link to Greece too. Have a go at designing your own medal today and see if you can also make some links to Japanese culture and history as part of your medal too. 
  • I have also uploaded a worksheet for you to locate past host cities on the world map. Test out your geography skills and see if you know where these cities and countries are. If not, use an atlas or Google Maps to help you too.

 

Monday 19th July 2021 

 

Good morning Year 6, unfortunately as you are aware our bubble is currently having to isolate again and this means that we will be resorting back to home-learning for your final days at James Brindley. I know that this is definitely not what you will have wanted and I was very sad to hear that our time and final days together after 2 years has been cut short. I know that you will all be very frustrated by this situation, but I just wanted to say how proud I am of you all after all the disappointments you have had to face this year. You have blown me away with your resilience and your ability to deal with all the challenges we have faced over the last few months and since the very first lock down back in March 2020. Remember I am proud of each and every one of you - keep your heads high and I will see you all later! 

 

As before, I will be uploading different activities each morning for you to work your way through. We will have a GoogleMeet each morning at 9:15am and my PurpleMash will be open for you to message me too! 

 

See you all later,

Miss Wilding laugh

Today's Activities:

 

  • Write a letter to your future self that you can open this time next year or even at the end of Year 11. In your letter write about your final year at James Brindley, what it has been like, things you have enjoyed, not enjoyed, challenges you may have worked through, things you are proud of, any achievements, things you will miss about James Brindley. Write about how you are currently feeling about moving on to high school, what are you looking forward to, what you might not be looking forward to and any goals and aspirations you might have. 
  • Design a commemorative badge to represent your time at James Brindley. 
  • This month the Olympic Games begin in Tokyo - read through the PPT below to find out about the history of the games. Then I want you to research an Olympic athlete and create a mini biography for them. You can do this in anyway you wish: writing, social media profile, spider diagram, booklet, poster etc. 

Friday 25th June 2021

 

Good morning Year 6 - from today, I believe that all the various isolation periods date have ended and the majority of children will now be back in school. Therefore, I have not uploaded any learning tasks for today; however, if you know that you will not be returning to school next week and are well enough to continue your learning at home please message me on Purple Mash so I can get home-learning tasks sent over to you. 

 

Miss Wilding laugh

Thursday 24th June 2021

 

Good morning Year 6 - well done for your continued efforts with your home learning tasks this week. 

 

Mrs Devney will be online again at 2:30pm today, please try make the effort to log in to this meeting if you can. 

 

Check out today's tasks below. 

 

Have a great day -

Miss Wilding laugh

 

Maths 

I have set you another problem solving activity for Maths today - work through the challenges in the document below. 

English

Work through the task in today's powerpoint below. You will also need to use the pdf uploaded below too. 

Afternoon

This afternoon we will be doing History and looking into what happened to the Mayan civilisation if they were such an advanced group of people for their time. Work through the tasks in the ppt below. 

 

Please also practise your lines and songs from the production. 

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Good morning Year 6 - well done for working through yesterday's tasks. Please see below for today's task. 

 

Like yesterday there will be no morning live lesson, however Mrs Devney will be on at 2:30pm to check in with you and see how you are getting on. 

 

Have a great day, 

Miss Wilding laugh

 

 

Maths 

Work through the tasks in the document below and see if you can solve the mystery of the cinema. 

Guided Reading 

Read through the next three chapters in the document below.

English

Today for English I would like you to use your time to edit and improve your setting description yesterday. Work through the bullet points below and remember to be ambitious with you vocabulary choice. 

  • I have checked and edited my use of capital letters, commas and full stops
  • I have written in the first person
  • I have written in the past tense (recounting my first impression)
  • I have used varied and ambitious openers, trying to use fronted adverbials, prepositions, time phrases and Ed-Ing-Ly (I have avoided using I, The, Then)
  • I have used ambitious punctuation in my writing such as brackets, colons and semi-colons. I have also made accurate use of apostrophes, question marks and exclamation marks
  • I have used adverbs to describe all verb where necessary and possible and adjectives or expanded noun phrases to describe nouns - making use of a thesaurus to make ambition vocabulary choices
  • I have made use of figurative language, using personification, alliteration, smiles and metaphors 

 

Afternoon

This afternoon I would like you to continue practising the events for next week's Sports Day. During the week we will also be taking part in rugby, hockey, tennis and athletics if you are able to practise any of these skills from home too this afternoon that would be great. 

 

Can you also find the time to read through your production lines and look over the songs again. 

Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Good morning everyone, well done to you for coming online this morning and continuing with your home-learning tasks for the rest of the time you are off. 

 

As I said yesterday, there will be no live session this morning, however Mrs Devney will be on at 2:30pm this afternoon, it would be great if you would log in for that just so we can check in with you and see how you are getting on whilst still at home. 

 

Have a great day and don't forget my Purple Mash is open -

Miss Wilding smiley

 

Maths 

Work through today's Maths task in the ppt below. 

Guided Reading 

Complete the comprehension questions on the two chapters you read yesterday in the document below.

English 

Work through today's task in the ppt below. Make sure you have your mind-map from yesterday to hand. 

Afternoon 

This afternoon we are going to continue looking at shadows in Science. Work through the task in the ppt below. 

Monday 21st June 2021 

Good morning Year 6, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend! 

 

Today is going to be the last home-learning day for the majority of us as we will be returning to school tomorrow. However, for those of you who have later isolation dates, please continue to check out the tasks I will be setting you on our class page each day. As I will be back in school from tomorrow, there will be no morning live lesson, but I will continue to check my Purple Mash during break and dinner so please message me if you have any issues. 

 

I can't wait to have us all back together by the end of the week.

 

See you all at 9:15am -

Miss Wilding smiley

 

 

Maths

This week were are going to start on a new project called 'Anywhere Island'. This project will include both Maths and English based tasks. 

Work through the PowerPoint below for your first Maths tasks.

Guided Reading 

Use the link below to read the next 3 chapters of Wonder: August Through the Peephole and High School

https://englishcreek.weebly.com/uploads/6/9/7/2/6972564/g6_wonder_-_790l.pdf 

 

English 

Work through the PowerPoint below for today's English task, which is linked to our new project 'Anywhere Island'.

 

Afternoon

As today is Monday, we would normal have PE. As Sports Week is coming up, I would like you to have a go at practising the following events in your garden: 

- Sprinting 

- Hurdles 

- Sack Race 

- Skipping 

 

I would also like you to continue learning your lines and the songs for our production. 

Friday 18th June 2021

 

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Well done for (almost) making it through our week of home-learning! 

 

Check out today's tasks below and I will see you all at 9:15am

 

Miss Wilding laugh

 

 

Maths

You have all done a brilliant job at designing and creating your own festivals this week. Today I would like you to add the finishing touches to your festivals by designing and creating the following final pieces: 

- Tickets 

- Wristbands

- Flag 

- Clothing merchandise 

 

Take a look through the images below for inspiration: 

 

 

Guided Reading 

Click on the following link to take you to an online version of Wonder:

https://englishcreek.weebly.com/uploads/6/9/7/2/6972564/g6_wonder_-_790l.pdf 

 

I would like you to scroll down and read the next 4 chapters: The Bleeding Scream, Names, A Tour of the Galaxy and Before August 

 

English

Well done on all writing a great explanation text this week on how chocolate is made. I thought it would be a fun idea to end the week by designing your own chocolate bars. I would like you to create a poster advertising your new chocolate bar. You need to try to come up with a new concept that isn't currently available. Think about the flavour and filling of your bar and the shape and size of it. You may also want to think about your packaging and the name of your chocolate bar too! 

Take a look at the example chocolate advert posters below for some inspiration, you will notice that they are bright and colour, include an image of the packaging and what the bar looks like on the inside and most of them include a catchy slogan. 

Afternoon

This afternoon I would like you to continue practising the songs and your lines for our production. 

 

As it is Friday afternoon we would also ordinarily have Golden Time, therefore this afternoon I would like you to choose an activity that you enjoy to carry out. 

Thursday 17th June 2021

 

Good morning Year 6 - well done on another great day of home-learning yesterday! 

 

Make sure to read carefully through today's tasks below and I will see you all at 9:15am. Don't forget Mrs Devney will also be online in the afternoon too at 2:30pm. 

 

See you all later, 

Miss Wilding smiley

 

Maths 

You have all made a great start with planning and creating your festivals so far. Today you are going to think about the running order of your acts and performers and creating a schedule poster that can be used around your festival. 

Read carefully through the PowerPoint below. 

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, please answer the comprehension questions below on the 3 chapters you read yesterday. Do not forget to answer in full sentences and then check the answer sheet at the bottom of the document once you have finished. 

English

 

Today in English we are going to write the next (and final) two paragraphs of our explanation text: grinding and mixing and moulding.

 

Use the video link below to help you with these final two paragraphs:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-explanation-text-part-2-74r3cr?activity=video&step=1

Don't forget to use your plans and flow diagrams too. Remember to use varied openers that will help link and show succession between the different steps. Make sure to include plenty of key facts and information for each step, as well as descriptions of what the chocolate looks like at each stage. 

Afternoon

 

This afternoon we will be doing History. I would like you to cast your minds back to last week's History lesson where we looked at El Castillo (the Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza). When we return to school we will be continuing with and completing our letters, however this afternoon I would like you to create either a newspaper article or a TV news report based on the discovery of the Mayan city Chichen Itza. Make sure to mention some of the key features of this ancient city such as El Castillo, the ball court and the Temple of Warriors. 

 

Use these links below to help you out with key facts to include in your report: 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Chichen_Itza 

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/earth/landmarks-world/chichen-itza/

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Chich%C3%A9n-Itz%C3%A1/474431 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RanNSvO4AcQ 

Wednesday 16th June 2021

 

Good morning Year 6 - well done on another great day of home-learning yesterday! I am very impressed and proud of how well you are all continuing to persevere with your learning while we are at home! 

 

Make sure to read carefully through today's tasks below and I will see you all at 9:15am. Don't forget Mrs Devney will also be online in the afternoon too at 2:30pm. 

 

See you all later, 

Miss Wilding laugh

 

 

Maths

In Maths today we are going to start thinking about how your festival is going to earn an income to ensure you can pay for all of the costings you calculated yesterday.

Work through the PowerPoint carefully to calculate each area you can earn income from. Make sure to add this to your income sheet below (or your own version). The grant application sheet (mentioned in the ppt) is also uploaded below if you want to apply for this extra income of money.

 

Guided Reading

In Guided Reading today, I would like you to use to document below to read through the next 3 chapters of Wonder.

English

In English today we are going to carry on with writing our explanation text. Today I would like you to use the following video to help you edit and improve your first paragraph on harvesting and then move on to writing your second paragraph on roasting.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-explanation-text-part-1-6mwk8d?activity=video&step=1

Remember that I only want you to complete these two paragraphs today, so avoid going on ahead with your explanation text. The time provided should give you plenty of time to write a well-written and detail couple of paragraphs. As well as given you time to go back through your writing to check and make edits where necessary.

 

I saw some great introductions yesterday and so we will be sharing these in our live this morning. Make sure to go back and edit this if you feel you need to today.

Afternoon

This afternoon we would normal have PE, so again I have attached a link to one of Joe Wicks’ videos below for you to use. Alternatively, get yourselves out in the garden for some fresh air and exercise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvrtftiOOVw

 

Again it would be great if you can continue to practise our songs and your lines this afternoon too.

Tuesday 15th June 2021

Good morning Year 6, well done for all the hard work you put in to your tasks yesterday. I saw some great plans for your festivals and some really well-detailed flow diagrams in English. Makes sure you have both of these to hand today as you will need them for today’s Maths and English tasks.

Well done as well to all those who managed to log in promptly for 9:15am yesterday, remember to only log in a few moments before you are due on. I also believe I have now managed to sort out any issues some of you had yesterday with logging in to the Meet so hope to see you all online this morning too. Mrs Devney will also be online in the afternoon (2:30pm) again for anyone who wishes to log back in. Remember both of our PurpleMash inboxes will be open for you to contact us if need throughout the day.

 

See you all later,

Miss Wilding laugh

 

Maths

In Maths today, you are going to begin thinking about the costing of your festival. There are certain costings which you must account for when organising an event and then depending on the stalls and entertainment you have planned will affect the costing of your festival.

Please work your way carefully through the PowerPoint below, as this explains today’s task and all the information you will need in detail. Take a look at the costing sheet I have uploaded too, to help you plan out the pricing of your festival.

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, please answer the comprehension questions below on the 3 chapters you read yesterday. Do not forget to answer in full sentences and then check the answer sheet at the bottom of the document once you have finished. 

English

Today in English you are going to use your notes and flow diagrams from yesterday to begin writing an explanation text on How Chocolate is made.

Today I would like you to write the introduction and first paragraph to your explanation text.

Watch the following video: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-opening-of-an-explanation-text-6hk30c?activity=video&step=1

The video should help you write your introduction. In your introduction, you should introduce the topic of your writing and try to use a question, list the main stages of the process and include an interesting fact.

Once you have written your introduction, you should move on to your first paragraph focusing on growing and harvesting the beans. You should have plenty of information from your flow diagram and notes yesterday to help you write this. You can also go back and watch yesterday’s video again to remind you. Take a look at the picture below to help you with your first paragraph too. As you are writing about a process that is carried out in a specific order, have a think about your choice of openers (firstly, next, after that ...), don't forget to also include plenty of detail and description of the bean in that first paragraph. 

 

Science 

This afternoon we are going to be doing science. We are going to look at shadows and how they are formed. Work your way through the PowerPoint below and complete the task within. 

If you have time this afternoon, it would also be great if you can continue to practise the songs for the production and your lines too. 

Monday 14th June 2021 

 

Good morning Year 6, as you know for the next 10 days we are all going to have to isolate and therefore resort back to home-learning once again. I know that this will not have been the news you wanted to hear, but I know that you will all show great resilience over the next few days and we will be back together again before we know it. 

 

As before, I will be uploading your set tasks each morning for you to work your way through throughout the normal timings of the school day.  We will have a GoogleMeet each morning at 9:15am, where I will check in with you all and talk you through the day’s tasks. Mrs Devney will then be on GoogleMeets from 2:30pm for around half an hour in the afternoons, for anyone who wishes to log on to discuss the work they have done or if you have any questions. Both mine and Mrs Devney’s Purple Mash inboxes will be open each day for you to message us with any questions or problems you might have and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.

 

Before our Meet this morning (9:15am) take a look at today’s tasks below.

 

See you all later,

Miss Wilding laugh

 

 

 

Maths

In Maths this week, you are going to be designing and creating your own music festival - Glastonbrindley!

Please work your way carefully through the PowerPoint below, as this explains today’s task and all the information you will need in detail.

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, please read through the next 3 chapters of Wonder in the document below.

English

In English this week we are going to be thinking about one of the Mayan’s favourite and most precious foods: chocolate!

 

Today I would like you to watch the following videos:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-an-understanding-of-the-chocolate-making-process-cgtp6r?activity=video&step=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vXb8Tt_VCU

 

As you are watching them make notes on each of the different steps taken in the process of making chocolate. Make sure to note down any key processes, vocabulary and also any good descriptions that could be used to show what the chocolate looks like during each stage.

 

Today’s Task:

Once you have watched the videos, use your notes to help you create a flow diagram of how chocolate is made. I want you to include all the keep steps from harvesting the cacao bean all the way to selling the chocolate bars in shops. Your follow diagram should include a picture and small caption for each step and use arrows to show which order the process happens.