Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class

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Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.

Class Teacher: Miss Blackford

Teaching assistants: Mrs Brown and Mrs Verma

Year 6 Easter activities – week one

 

Well done to all who performed in MusicFest – Hayes Music blog

 

Hi all,

Can we first say a massive well done to you all, children and parents, for taking on board the home learning activities over the past couple of weeks. We are so proud of you all with how you adapted to the changes during this current period. If you haven’t already done so, please join our Class Dojo blog for daily interactions from the both of us. Also, if you know someone that has not joined yet, please do encourage them to do so. The messaging app allows you to ask questions, share work or just to pop in and say hi every now and then.

We have decided to pop up some fun Easter and well being activities over the next couple of weeks. These are there if you would like to use them. Home learning will resume on the week beginning 20th April.

Hope you are all safe and well,

Miss Blackford and Miss Handley

 

Pe – Jasmine –

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If you fancy taking part in some physical activities at home have a look at ‘Real PE’.  The school uses these resources and now the company have offered parents an opportunity to try some of the activities at home during school closures.

It’s really simple:

Log into:

The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@howardprim-1.com
Password: howardprim

Then choose which activity you would like the children to take part in.  There are a variety of activities you can do throughout the day if you wish.

If you log onto facebook and join their closed group-you can then post photos of you and the family taking part in these activities.  They have weekly competitions with winners announced on their facebook page.  There are all sorts of different prizes so have a go!

Facebook: Join our real PE at home – tips & ideas

Health and well being

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace - Mepca Engineering

Click on the link below and you will be sent through to some amazing resources that will help create routines for children at home and different things children (supported by parents/carers) can do to keep happy and healthy-including looking after their emotional health.  All you have to do is click on the link and the activities will be there.   Have a look at the well-being wheel-5 different daily tasks to keep your mind and body healthy during this difficult time (Day 6).  This is updated daily so will be useful to keep looking back at the website whenever you can.

Supporting children’s mental health – Harold’s Daily Diary  
Harold the giraffe is posting daily ideas.  This is going down really well, particularly with younger children.

Easter
Easter 2020 : Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

RE – 

In Year 6, we learn all about Passover and Holy Week. Why not make a poster explaining all about them from your research, using the links below?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/holyweek.aspx

What is Passover?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-t-10000089-uks2-easter-resource-pack

 

There are also Easter activities on the Plan Bee website;

 

https://www.planbee.com/blog/easter-activities-for-kids/

 

Easter crafts – 

 

25 Cute and Fun Easter Crafts for Kids

 

Easter games – 

https://www.thespruce.com/kids-easter-party-games-2104432

12 Hilarious Easter Games For Family Gatherings - PLAYTIVITIES

 

Please do send us any pictures of your Easter activities to our Class Dojo messages! We love seeing what you have been learning/making at home!

To Class DoJo or Not to Class DoJ? ~ Co-Kindering

It’s World Autism Awareness Day!

Today is World Autism Awareness Day!

We all know someone who is on the Autistic Spectrum. What can we do to understand and support a friend, a colleague, a relative who has autism? The most helpful thing we can do is to understand what autism is and how it can affect people.

Watch the animation video to find out key aspects of Autism. What can you take from that?

Then watch the second video which contains lots of practical tips. What tips would you put into practice to support someone with autism in your class, family, place of work, neighbourhood?

Understanding is the first step to acceptance. As we say at Howard Primary School : we are all different, we are all equal!

If you have any questions, please get in touch : sdalziopolling.306@lgflmail.org

Many thanks

Mrs Pollington

First news – 27th March 2020 – 2nd April 2020

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Want to keep updated with child-friendly news that is happening in the world at the moment? You can download the latest copy of ‘First News’ here (FIRSTNEWS_719).

Happy reading!

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Year 6 home learning – Week beginning 30th March 2020

Good morning! We hope you are all well and keeping safe. We have been sending out invites to Class Dojo recently for you to share any pictures of work, yourself or videos of your home learning. The site has been a little temperamental with invites, so please be patient with us if yours has not come through yet (please check your junk mail in case your invite has arrived there).

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Guidance for parents – 

 

Please feel free to use our Howard home learning timetable in whichever way you see best. Don’t worry if you cannot follow it strictly due to your own work commitments. If you cannot manage all of these activities, encouraging your child to read to you and for you to read to your child would be great.

 

Maths

We have set some more Mathletics tasks for you. If you fancy a challenge, have a go at these ones below:

https://nrich.maths.org/10326

https://nrich.maths.org/5467

Writing – 

Hopefully you have been ticking along with your writing. If you can, we would love to see some pictures of your writing on class dojo! Make sure you’re including those Year 6 expectations and, if hand writing your work, make sure that it is your neatest. Please see below your writing challenges for the week…

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Write a letter from Lord Capulet to Juliet (in response to her letter)

Create a travel guide to Verona – use some of these links to help you.

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/italy-facts.html ,

https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/europe/italy/verona/

 

Write a diary entry as Friar Lawrence after learning of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet .

Have a fun debate with your parents: Were Romeo and Juliet good role models? Discuss. (Watch this clip before starting)

 

SPAG support for parents – a useful booklet that provides ideas on how to support you child at home. 

Please click this link to take you to a fantastic website which provides a detailed grammar glossary. If you click each highlighted word on the website, for example ‘modal verbs’ it will take you to a page with specific examples (and some videos) to help support your child at home.

Ongoing Spelling Frame activities will be set throughout the week.

 

Reading – 

Fiction Express by Boolino

We have noticed that some of you have forgotten about Fiction Express! A new fantastic chapter is released every Friday, but you can also read a huge range of texts online and complete fun quizzes too!

https://en.fictionexpress.com/

Science – 

Interactive games – http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#variation2c

What is a vertebrate? – Watch video and complete activities

Geography

If you have signed up to class dojo, please snap a couple of pictures of your knowledge organisers! We’d love to see them.

This week, we have a fun and interactive game practicing your map skills here.

 

PE – Have a go at these fun, physical activities (make sure that you move any intruding furniture out of the way):

Joe Wicks has taken the country by storm with his daily PE lessons on Youtube. You can read more about him here. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos?app=desktop

 

Spanish – 

Please visit the link below:

https://www.languageangels.com/schools/

Once there, select the pupil games area.

Login: class name     (all lower case)

Password: howard

Please complete the task: Desayuno en el cafe topic.

 

Computing:

Please follow the link below.

http://code-it.co.uk/scratch/perimeter/perimeteroverview

Once there, please click on the ‘teacher planning’ section for your tasks (you have seen these type of tasks before).

(You can use https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted to access Scratch).

 

Art:

Art project 1

 

History:  

History Mystery 1

 

PSHE

If you would like some additional activities to support your child’s learning this week, please visit https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The Year 6 Team

Earth Hour 2020

Good morning everybody,

This is a message from Howard’s Eco Reps.

Over the last weeks, we had started to compile a range of activities we wanted to suggest to you for Earth Hour, which is tonight at 20:30. We will be switching our lights off to show our awareness of problems around the protection of Earth, sustainability, the responsible use of resources etc.

Check out the official website: https://www.earthhour.org/

 

Here are our suggestions:

  1. Task: Write a poem about or to nature sharing your admiration of nature, your concerns, your pledges (what you could do to help). Then read it to another person or – sounds strange – to a plant.
  2. A voice for the planet” – Letter writing: Pretending to be “Mother” or “Father Nature”, write a letter to an important (maybe not so eco-friendly person/politician/…) voicing your pains and concerns and ask for immediate, specific action.

  3. Writing Pledges: Write a pledge/plan of action that you promise to take in order to help protect our planet.

  4. An Earth-Hour Game: Create a game with an environmental topic (e.g. Taboo/Speak out, Pictionary … – Eco-Version of Monopoly might take very long, though).

      • e.g. Pick 10 Topic words (related to Earth Hour, the Environment, …) and write them on a card each.

      • Then, to each word, decide on 5 taboo words that must not be mentioned when explain/describing the topic word,

      • Play the game with a partner,  

  5. Howard’s Eco Bunting: Create bunting with a clear about: Why it is important to use resources on our planet responsibly and sustainably (so that future generations have the same access to the resources like electricity, water etc.)

Remember to send your work (or a picture of it) to …

howardyear5@gmail.com

…so that we can display them on the blogs and website.

With a big thank you from your Eco Reps

Home learning week beginning 23rd March 2020

Maths – Please watch the following Youtube clips and complete the Mathletics tasks that have been set.

Long division

 

Area

 

Volume

Writing – 

Continue to complete SPAG activities from your learning pack.

Click on each of the links below for your writing tasks –

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5 – Edit each piece according to the Year 6 expectations.

SPAG support for parents – a useful booklet that provides ideas on how to support you child at home. 

Please click this link to take you to a fantastic website which provides a detailed grammar glossary. If you click each highlighted word on the website, for example ‘modal verbs’ it will take you to a page with specific examples (and some videos) to help support your child at home.

Ongoing Spelling Frame activities will be set throughout the week.

Reading – 

Have a go at the Deforestation Comprehension Ninja text. The answers will be posted in one weeks time! In the meantime, you can log on Fiction Express and complete the quiz after.

Science – 

Have a go at these revision activities:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/earth-squad-go

Geography – Similar to what we use in Science, we would like you to create a knowledge organiser for Scandinavia. Could you include elements of physical geography (such as the names of the countries and capital cities) as well as human geography (currency, culture, national holidays, festivals, religion, etc…)

Click here for an example – Knowledge organiser

PE – Have a go at these fun, physical activities (make sure that you move any intruding furniture out of the way):

Spanish – 

Please visit the link below:

https://www.languageangels.com/schools/

Once there, select the pupil games area.

Login: class name     (all lower case)

Password: howard

Please complete the task: Desayuno en el cafe topic.

 

Computing:

Please follow the link below.

http://code-it.co.uk/algebrainverse

Once there, please click on the ‘teacher planning’ section for your tasks (you have seen these type of tasks before).

(You can use https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted to access Scratch).

 

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The Year 6 Team

Home learning in Year 6

You may have noticed that the children came home with a home learning pack today (Tuesday 17th March). Following guidance from the Government, we are continuing to stay open so these packs should be considered precautionary at the moment. We will keep you updated with home learning tasks on this blog, so please check back regularly for updates and tasks.

 

 

Week beginning 16th March 2020

A big thank you to all those who attended one of our SATs preparation meetings.

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This week is known as Shakespeare Week. Throughout the course of the week, the children shall be taking part in some engaging, Shakespeare-themed activities.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We will be looking at long multiplication and division.

English – This week, we shall be creating a character profile of Juliet by studying the quotes from Shakespeare’s original text, Romeo and Juliet. Using this profile, we are going to be planning, writing and editing a letter from Juliet to her father (Lord Capulet) pleading with him to stop the marriage to Count Paris.

Reading – We shall be continuing with developing our comprehension skills. Our class reading books this week are:

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This half term, to like with our key text in our English lessons – Romeo and Juliet – we have chosen to read a series of short, condensed Shakespeare stories that have been adapted by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross. This fantastic collection allows children to understand the plot lines across a range of genres: tragedies, comedies and histories to allow them to make links within the texts.

Science – We shall be continuing to look at nutrition this week. We shall be creating posters to encourage people to maintain a balanced diet.

Key dates –

Parents  evening – 17th March

Week beginning 9th March 2020

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at multiplying and dividing fractions.

English – This half term, we shall be basing our lessons from the Andrew Matthews’ adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. This week, we shall be starting our new unit of letter writing. We shall be identifying the key features of a formal letter, evaluating the key features of a selection of letters, editing and up-levelling existing letters and editing and up-levelling a letter by Lysander (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream) using Shakespearean language. We shall also be looking at the past progressive tense in SPAG sessions.

Science – We are looking at nutritional values in food.

History – We shall be finishing our double page biography spreads about Anne Frank.

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PE – Our sessions this week are as follows:

Tuesdays – Gymnastics

Thursdays (Tower) /Fridays (QE2) – Pilates

Geography – To understand the use of Ordnance Survey symbols.

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Key dates:

Parents evening – 12th and 17th March 2020

Week beginning 2nd March 2020

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at ratio and proportion this week.

English – This half term, we shall be basing our lessons from the Andrew Matthews’ adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Using the story, as well as the modern rap retelling, we shall be: boxing up the key events and then writing a poem.

Science – We are continuing to write our explanation text about how the heart works.

History – We shall be finishing our double page biography spreads about Anne Frank.

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PE – Our sessions this week are as follows:

Tuesdays – Gymnastics

Thursdays (Tower) /Fridays (QE2) – Pilates

Geography – To understand the use of Ordnance Survey symbols.

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Key dates:

Parents evening – 12th and 17th March 2020