Church Road, Astwood Bank
Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
01527 892 681
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Welcome to Year 6


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Year 6 Home Learning

This section of our class page is is dedicated to home learning. At Astwood Bank Primary, we shall be posting a weekly bank of learning activities. Below, we have provided links to familiar websites such as TT Rockstars and MyMaths, which can be accessed daily using the individual login details provided. Additionally, we will upload reading, writing, maths and foundation subject materials onto this page every week.

It is important to note that we have been realistic in terms of what we are expecting from the children during their time out of the classroom. Most of the content provided will be in line with our current curriculum planning, thus enabling a certain degree of continuity away from the classroom. We are mindful of the varied circumstances at present, so we will work hard to balance what can be achieved at home without specific equipment and teaching expertise. Establishing a routine can help but we also know that being able to pick and choose activities is equally helpful. In the drop-down files below, you will find plenty of activities which we hope will keep the children excited about learning.


Current Home Learning Theme - 'Politics & Parliament'

Calling all Year 6! We're moved on to a new topic called 'Politics & Parliament'. It's time to explore life in the 1600s. Get ready to learn more about 'The English Civil War'.  

Week 11 (6 July-10 July)

As always, we've made sure that home learning and classwork are brought in line. This means that children who have returned to school will also be covering the content within this week's home learning folders. We want parents and children to know that staying at home will not always result in different planning. As always, download the learning prompts from the drop-down box below, visit the links provided and continue your learning. This week we've updated all of the usual subjects. There's maths worksheets to support the White Rose Home Learning and our new English sequence of work continues with the final lessons! Remember, for a little PSHE, we encourage you to visit the Young Minds page about secondary school if you haven't done so already. We've also included a transition booklet for you to complete - it gets you thinking about the next phase of your school journey.

The final Year 6 Zoom chat will be on Friday at 3:00pm - we'll use the same Zoom code and password each week, so tell us if you need these details again and we'll make sure you're involved. This week, we're encouraging you to dress up! It's all optional of course, but feel free to dig out those costumes.

Parents - we're here for you. Email us to get support with work.

Children - we really enjoy receiving all of your pictures, so feel free to send us a photo of your home learnning and you could feature on our year 6 web page.



This week's further recommended learning & useful websites (6 - 10 July)

If you find yourself wanting additional learning materials, there is a huge range of websites available. BBC Bitesize has daily lessons tailored to year 6. The Oak National Academy is also producing work for year 6 on a daily basis. Don't forget, we encourage all year 6 children to still be doing the following:

  1. Timestables via TT Rockstars (recommended daily)Click to Play
  2. MyMaths activities & games (new activities are set weekly) via: Click to Play
  3. As well as MyMaths, we recommend children continue following the White Rose Maths home learning. There are five lessons available per week including video lessons, worksheets and solutions. This site mirrors what year 6 would have been learning at school over the summer term. Download content here
  4. We have subscription to Discovery Espresso. This website is really useful for supporting children's learning of the foundation subjects: Username: student31672 Password: astwood
  5. English reading, writing & grammar work will be published, along with any science, humanities, PSHE/RE or French.
  6. Want some positive news for a change? Visit this website: First News
  7. Are you enjoying time to read whilst off school? Try this website out - it has 7000 books to read, for free! 1000's of books found here

How are you feeling about starting Year 7 in September? Take some time to explore this useful link: Starting Secondary School


Are you keeping fit & healthy during 'lockdown'? Missing PE lessons? Follow our link to some fun ideas for physical activity PE Activities & Competitions


Got any questions about home learning? Want to share any of your work with your teacher? Email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Welcome to Summer 1 in year 6 where our theme for the the half term is:

'Wild Water'

This geography based theme teaches children about the rivers, oceans and lakes of the world. Building on previous learning in other year groups, children zoom in on their local environment and study nearby rivers and waterways through fieldtrips and classwork. Naturally, Year 6 study the impact of climate change on the world’s waterways and seas, and they learn about the small adjustments that we can make as global citizens in order to reduce the impact of humanity.


 Homework

We believe homework is important. It is one way that we help to prepare children for secondary school. In year 6 we set four homework tasks per week. These include:

  • A set of spellings, which will be tested every Monday morning (with a discrete spelling session taught)
  • A recommended time of thirty minutes reading per day
  • Weekly MyMaths tasks (with accompanying tutorials when appropriate)
  • Regular daily times table practice, via Times Table Rockstars.

Reading At Home 

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It is important for pupils to read regularly, preferably daily (30 minutes). Although they will have plenty of opportunity to read in school, it would be helpful for you as parents to continue to read with you child and to monitor your child's reading, at home. We have a wonderful supply of books in school but we recommend your child joins the free County Library service. http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries. We also recommend encouraging your child to listen to audiobooks, or reading to them yourself, to develop new vocabulary and pronunciation. 

Equipment

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Please ensure your child has the apropriate equipment in school.

They should have, in a clear pencil case, 2 pens, 2 Pencils, a ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener and basic maths equipment.

SATs 

We have now had our SATs meeting for parents. We shall send a copy of the slides from the session, via email to all year 6 parents.

Physical Education

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The children will have an hour of PE every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure they have clean kit in school every week. We ask that hair is tied back, earings are removed and approriate footwear is worn. During winter months, we encourage children to wear warmer clothing such as jogging bottoms. This half term PE lessons will comprise of hockey (Tuesday) and gymnastics (Wednesday).