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Welcome to Mrs. Pickup's Year 6 Class Page!

 

  • Homework is given out every Friday - it is to be handed in by the following Thursday.
  • Spellings are taken from the No Nonsense scheme
  • P.E. is on Thursdays, don't forget to have your trainers and P.E. kit in school at the start of every week.

Autumn 2

Welcome back, hopefully everyone had a lovely week off.

 Our new topic is based around music, starting with Benjamin Britten.

Singing Together 2019- learning new songs

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Working together

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Scientific observational drawings- crinoids

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Fossil Hunting at Salthill Quarry Nature Reserve

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Making our clay poppies

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Remembrance

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Harvest Service

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Autumn 2 

Spellings for this half term:

Welcome to Year 6. For the first part of the autumn term we will be looking at the topic of survival. 

Whilst you are here why not have a look at some of the activities and events last year's class did. 

As you view our class page you will also find lots of resources to help you with your learning during this important year.

 

A date for your diary: On Sunday 11th November we will be taking part in the Remembrance Service at Mellor Church.

Our own school service will be on Friday 9th November.

Class News

 

Working with the sculpture, Andrew Hill.

 

 

Bowley Bookfest!

What a great day for reading. We met the author and illustrator of the Goth Girl series, Chris Riddle. He was highly entertaining and just amazing as you can see. 

Following his talk, we had lunch (very important) and then took part in book-based activities. The books we looked at were Wonder by RJ Palacio and Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. Have a look at some of the things we did:

 

  

 

28th September:

We took advantage of the sunshine and started our maths lesson outside today.

   

 

   

We investigated the exterior angles of polygons.

 

25th September:

Year 6 started their research on 'the fallen' from Mellor Village during World War I. Today we looked at the plaque in St Mary's Church.

Mrs. Gorman kindly helped us understand how and when the plaque came to be in the church.

The inscription read: To the Glory of God and in Honoured Memory of Those Who fell in the Great War. 1914-1919

 

 

 

From the church we went to see the village memorial. This is where part of the village centennial service will be held.

 

 

13th September:

A glowing endorsement for our new spelling scheme from Toby, "I don't want to stop doing spellings!"

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Throughout the year we are working on growing both our brains and mindsets. Have a look at the Class Dojo site and see how it can also help you to master your mistakes and create a growth mindset. 

Blackpool Illuminations (tableau competition)

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Ugly sisters getting ready for the Y6 pantomime

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End of Year 6 treat!

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Class worship

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Mellor Rose Queen Gala Day- Emilia ready to open the gala as the new Rose Queen.

Mellor Rose Queen Gala Day- Emilia ready to open the gala as the new Rose Queen. 1 Year 6 raised £161 during the gala.

Year 6 Confirmation service taken by the Right Reverend Philip North, Bishop of Burnley.

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Year Six SATs Meeting for Parents

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KS2 SATs 2018

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This short video will explain how the KS2 assessments (tests and teacher assessments) work in Y6. The timetable is slightly different, reading is on Tuesday not Monday, whilst the grammar, punctuation and spelling tests are now on Monday.

Grammar Glossary

A good site for spelling revision is: spelling frame.co.uk

On this you can play games, hear the words and learn or revise the spelling patterns learnt throughout KS2.

Have a go by clicking the link above. 

Reading Book Suggestions For Y6

Revision and practice sites for mathematics (all are free)- just click the links below to access the sites:

Sumdog     

 

Myminimaths 

REVISION IDEAS FOR Y6

The children are encouraged to undertake a regular programme of revision alongside their usual weekly homework tasks.  This should be guided by information given to them individually through the children's individual strengths and areas for improvement discussed with Mrs. Pickup.

 

To help them along the way we have found some sites which they may find useful.   Many of these are interactive and use brief tutorials or engage the children to use their knowledge through the playing of games.  These should be used alongside  Study Guides to help with their practise and revision.

Maths and English Practice- take a look at some of the sites mentioned below to help with your preparation for the KS2 SATs in May: 

 

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year groups. The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills. Pages are then split into skills with a practise question for the children to think about.

https://uk.ixl.com/promo?partner=google&campaign=1187&adGroup=Key+Stage+2&gclid=CPPa8teS_8kCFQbnwgodgOIB6A

 

BBC Education has produced a whole selection of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is then marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zt62mnb

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zprrd2p

 

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/z826n39

 

 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

 

A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

 

A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English. It is also useful for homework topics.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/

 

 

A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore, help pupils to retain key information.

http://www.online-maths-tutor.com/

 

 

This site has links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.

http://sats.highamstjohns.com/

 

 

 Again these are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer. View on screen or print off for free. 

http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/key-stage-2-ks2-sat-past-papers

 

Maths click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.

http://www.mad4maths.com/

 

This site has lots of Maths games for help in practising a range of skills.

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

 

Lots of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

A range of English games and activities.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

 

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255

 

 

With thanks to Alder Coppice for some of their ideas.

 

 

 

 

We raised £141.62 on our Pudsey walk, thank you!

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