Recently, Miss Lonsdale sent out a letter which included suggestions on supporting your child’s education in a home setting. We do not expect children to be completing four to five hours of work every day, especially in light of the government cancelling the SATs this year, but hopefully this document will help you by providing resources to structure their days around relevant learning.
In Year Six we are very aware that we don't wish to provide solely online resources as we would hate to think of children spending too long online, so have signposted a mixture of on and off line activities below. We hope you find them useful. If you do have any questions please get in touch with the year six team at:
The children have their CGP books. The white book is the workbook, complete with answers in the back. The red book is the study guide which explains how mathematical concepts and processes work.
If you wish to purchase them, there are more CGP books for maths available online. Aim for Year Six specific books.
We have provided a learning pack for each child which includes a variety of maths activities.
Reading for pleasure. Your children could use this opportunity to work through their favourite authors. If you are unsure you can find title suggestions at https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/ and https://www.theguardian.com/books/childrens-books-8-12-years
We have given each child a learning pack which includes, at the back, a series of reading challenges. The pack also includes English work.
Creative writing. Competitions can be found https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/competitions-for-children/childrens-writing-competitions/ Work has to be submitted electronically but the writing isn’t an online activty.
CGP has a range of reading compositions and SPAG books which can be purchased online.
Twinkl is a site used by several teachers as the resources are well thought out and differentiated. They are giving parents free access for a month.There are powerpoints and worksheets. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
https://www.khanacademy.org/ At this free site children can use the search bar at the top or choose a course. There is also material for humanities and other foundation subjects.
Maths is fun - this has lots of step by step explanations and animations to explain tricky concepts. https://www.mathsisfun.com/
Creative writing. If your child wishes to write a story, poem, report etc… and send it to us on Google docs and we will happily provide feedback for them. Literacy Shed (online) provides short animations to base writing on or they can free write in an area they are interested in.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ This site also has lots of SPAG work for year 6 as well as shorter reading comprehensions. If the resource has one, two three stars this indicates the level of challenge, with three being the most challenging. You can enter SPAG as a general search and suggested resources will be displayed.
You can look at previous SPAG and reading (and maths ) KS2 SAT papers. https://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5 We have completed the sets for 2017 and 2018. Again, answers sheets are available. These work best if printed out.
Joe Wicks has a Youtube channel including workouts for children.
We are allowing the children to sign out upto five books from the school library. We will also be sending home a year six pack of work for the core subjects.
This is a challenging time for everyone, so if you do have any questions please get in touch with us using the email addresses shown previously.
The Year 6 team
For details of our current curriculum focus, visit the Curriculum section of our website
Mrs Smithson is in class Monday-Wednesday, as well as being in school but out of class for the rest of the week. Mrs Chester takes the class Thursday and Friday.