Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class

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Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.

Class Teacher: Miss Blackford

Teaching assistants: Mrs Jackson

Week beginning 19th October 2020

What are we learning this week?

Maths –

This week we will learn to:

Simplify fractions

Order fractions

Add fractions

 

English –

Edit and up level an existing diary entry. Then, we shall plan, write and edit a diary entry as ‘Peter’ from our core text, Pax by Sara Pennypacker.

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Science –

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We will be planning our investigation-

What affects the brightness of a bulb?

 

RE-

We will be looking at a story of the Monkey King (a story Siddhartha Gautama told once he became known as the Buddha).

The Monkey King Buddhist Story Word Mat (teacher made)

PE

Children should come to school in their full PE kit with their Howard Primary School jumper on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

History

We shall be continuing to look at evacuation.

 

RHE

To name the main male and female internal and external
reproductive parts, using the correct terminology.

Week beginning 12th October 2020

What are we learning this week?

Maths –

I can find common multiples, common factors, prime numbers, square and cubed numbers.

English –

We shall be continuing to build our descriptive vocabulary using the 5 senses and a variety of WW2 stimuli. We shall also identify and evaluate the key features of a diary.

The Five Senses In Arabic - Kaleela

War and Peace Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

Science –

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We will be learning all about circuit symbols.

FREE! - Scientific Circuit Symbols Mat | Science Symbols

 

RE-

We shall be continuing to learn about the 4 Noble Truths.

What is Buddhism? - BBC Bitesize

PE

Children should come to school in their full PE kit with their Howard Primary School jumper on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

History

We shall be sharing our primary and secondary source homework and starting to look at evacuation.

 

RHE

We shall be discussing how our bodies change throughout puberty.

Google Classroom support

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Week beginning 5th October 2020

What are we learning this week?

Maths –

Short division

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English –

We shall be creating parallel story maps for Chapters 4 and 5, establishing a cast list of characters that we have met so far in Pax, and we shall be building our descriptive vocabulary using the 5 senses and a variety of WW2 stimuli.

 

The Five Senses In Arabic - Kaleela

War and Peace Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

 

Science –

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We will be evaluating what the key components of a circuit are and whether we think a variety of differently prepared circuits will be successful in lighting a bulb.

 

 

RE-

We shall be continuing to learn about the 4 Noble Truths.

 

PE

Children should come to school in their full PE kit with their Howard Primary School jumper on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

History

We shall continue to look at key figures and the causes of WW2.

 

 

Week beginning 28th September 2020

 

Please make sure that you are practising your times tables regularly. They are the key to a lot of strategies that we use in Maths.

1 to 12 Times Tables Display Poster (teacher made)

If you want a few games to help you with your practising, please click here.

 

What are we learning this week?

Maths

This week, we shall be learning long multiplication!

 

English

Continuing with our Power of Reading unit, Pax, we shall be debating and discussing which sentimental and [practical items we would take o our journey. We shall also be plotting Peter’s ‘graph of emotion’ to evaluate the different emotional stages of his life, so far. Finally, we shall be story mapping out Chapter 3 – with a specific focus on fronted adverbials to build cohesion.

Pax: Amazon.co.uk: Pennypacker, Sara: 9780062377012: Books

Music

I can compose a rhythm in 4/4 time.

I can use a combination of note values.

I can read music with a combination of note values.

 

Science

Continuing with electricity we will be creating circuits and learning what the key components are.

 

PE

Year 6’s PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Tuesday, we shall have dance and on Wednesdays we shall have Tennis.

 

RE

This week’s L.O.: What caused him to seek enlightenment?

 

 

 

Week beginning 21st September 2020

Year 6 – Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery

Wow! What a busy few weeks it has been! The children are all settling in very well and have adapted fantastically to all of the new routines that we have had to adopted this year.

Meet the Year 6 team:

QE2 Class

Miss Blackford – Class Teacher and Year Group Leader

Mrs Jackson – Classroom Teaching Assistant

Miss Benariba – Classroom Teaching Assistant

 

Tower Class

Miss J. Handley – Class Teacher

Mrs Thambi – Classroom Teaching Assistant

Miss Ancell – Classroom Teaching Assistant

 

We are also very fortunate enough to have a number of other adults working with us this year, including: Miss Robinson, Mrs Grundey, Mrs Glenn and Miss S. Handley.

 

What are we learning this week?

Maths

We are focusing on column addition .

FREE Column Addition / Subtraction Posters | Teaching Resources

English

We shall be using the Power of Reading scheme at Howard Primary School, this year. Our core text for this half term is called Pax, by Sara Pennypacker. Because the Power of Reading relies on the element of surprise for the children, our learning objectives cannot be published in advance, but we will be focusing on analysing character, writing in role and reading aloud for debate and discussion. The children are hooked on the book already. What will happen to Peter and Pax next…?

Pax: Amazon.co.uk: Pennypacker, Sara: 9780062377012: Books

 

Reading

Our year group’s class reader is Carrie’s War – by Nina Bawden. Here is a little teaser…

Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales to spend the war years with the dour Mr Evans and his sister ‘Auntie’ Lou. Carrie and Nick spend much of their time at Druid’s Bottom – a mysterious house where Hepzibah, the housekeeper, tells them strange stories about skulls and curses. Carrie and Nick settle into their new lives…and then Carrie does something she’ll regret for years to come.

 

Carrie's War (A Puffin Book): Amazon.co.uk: Nina Bawden: 9780141354903: Books

In our weekly reading comprehension sessions, we are focusing on skimming and scanning to answer retrieval questions.

 

Science

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This term’s focus is Electricity. This week we will look at which components are needed to complete a circuit.

 

History

What can Brexit Britain learn from Winston Churchill?

Our History topic, for the Autumn term, is World War Two. This week we shall be looking at key individuals and dates. We shall also be discussing some of the causes that led to the outbreak of war.

 

PE

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children are expected to wear full PE kit into school on these days. On Tuesdays they will take part in Dance and on Wednesdays they will have Tennis.

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RE

Our topic this half term is Buddhism. This week, we will be looking at the life of Siddharta Gautama.

 

Homework timetable:

Monday: Mathletics tasks set and due the following Monday.

Thursday: Spelling Frame tasks set and due the following Thursday.

Friday: Fiction Express – Read the next chapter, complete the quiz and vote by Tuesday.

Additional homework tasks will be set on Google Classroom in due course.

 

End of year class photos

We hope you love them as much as we do!

Year 6 learning – Week beginning 20th July

Good Luck for Results Day! – National Parent Forum of Scotland

As the school year comes to an end, we hope you will look back on your time at Howard with fond memories. Please do keep in touch with us! We want to hear all about your new secondary schools. Don’t forget, when the time is right, we will have our Leavers’ Disco to look forward to. We know that each of you will thrive at your new school and be successful later on in life. Keep smiling and we will see you soon!

Miss Blackford and Miss Handley

 

Learning this week:

Please complete any unfinished tasks that have been set over the past few months. Do send us pictures on Class Dojo! We would love to hear from as many of you as possible before the summer holidays!

 

End of term activities

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year – 

How well do you really know Howard Primary School? Let’s put your knowledge to the test with this fun and exciting quiz!

Year 6 quiz

Extension: Can you create your own Howard quiz?

Spaghetti and marshmallow challenge – 

Marshmallow Towers to build teamwork among students...spaghetti or ...

Do you know about the Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge? Set up a Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge with young children to explore the design process: thinking, doing, prototyping, and iteration: a great STEAM challenge.

If you have any marshmallows left over from the Microwave Marshmallow Experiment, this is the project for you!

This is one of those legendary team-building challenges, but due to social distancing, our children will be completing it independently.

It encourages the design mindset and supports basic engineering principles. 

The basic idea is that a team is given a handful of supplies to work with — spaghetti, tape, and string — and given 18 minutes to build the tallest possible tower that can SUPPORT a marshmallow.

Good luck! Send us your pictures on Dojo!

 

Origami –

20+ Cute and Easy Origami for Kids

Emoji quizzes –

Can you guess these kids movies by their emoji titles? Find out ...

Free Printable Children's Books Emoji Pictionary Quiz for Baby ...

Free Printable Children's Books Emoji Pictionary Quiz for Baby ...

Year 6 learning – week beginning 13th July

Year 6 Leavers Information

Please keep checking Class Dojo for the most up to date information on our leavers arrangements.

20th July – Zoom Party (3pm-3:40pm). All school bubbles will be dismissed around 2:30pm on this day.

21st July – Last day of school for children

English

This week, our focus is going to be on writing ‘A guide to Year 6’. In preparation for next year, we would like our lovely Year 6s to create a poster or leaflet detailing what you think the Year 5s should know as they move to their new year group.

Year 6 - St Thomas' CE Primary School (VA)

Day 1 – L.O. I can plan an information text. 

What do you think are the key pieces of information that the Year 5s should know as they enter QE2 and Tower Class? What would you like to have been told before you came in to Year 6? Top tips and useful information?

Use the template below to record your notes.

English – Day 1

Days 2 + 3 – L.O. I can write an information text. 

On lined paper, create a first draft. Edit and correct so that it meets the Year 6 writing expectations.

 

Day 4 – L.O. I can publish an information text. 

Design and create your final piece. Make it eye-catching and informative and appealing to your target audience (the Year 5s).

 

RE/Art

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This week we will create a piece of artwork for entry into the Spirited Arts competition based on the planning we have done over the last two weeks and the theme “inspiring”.

Artwork should be accompanied by a short written commentary of no more than 400 words written on one side of A4. There are prompts available in the document attached, together with further details of the competition.

If you are entering the competition from home we would love to see photographs of your work. This can be posted on Class Dojo or e-mailed to Mrs Fallon on howardyear3@gmail.com

Spirited Arts 2020 competition details

Maths

Lesson 1 – Introducing the ratio symbol

Lesson 2 – Calculating ratio

Lesson 3 – Using scale factors

Lesson 4 – Ratio and proportion problems

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Answers to last week’s maths:

Lesson 1 Answers Vertically opposite angles 2020

Lesson 2 Answers Angles in a triangle 2020

Lesson 3 Answers Angles in a triangle – special cases 2020

Lesson 4 Answers Angles in a triangle – missing angles 2020

 

Geography

Lesson 3 – What is a population pyramid?

 

In this lesson we will be exploring a new type of graph called a population pyramid. These special graphs help us to see what the breakdown of a population is in terms of gender and age.

Click here to watch the lesson.

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Lesson 4 – What challenges can a growing population present?

 

In this lesson we will explore how rapidly growing populations in certain areas can present challenges, especially around infrastructure and resources.

Watch this lesson here.

PSHE

Transition to secondary school

Click here for resources to help our lovely Year 6s feel more settled about the transition. PowerPoint and accompanying video help you explore with your child the challenges that can arise with the transition from primary to secondary school, and help pupils identify strategies for managing the change.

 

Reading

Click here for your latest copy of First News.

 

 

 

Year 6 learning – week beginning 6th July

Year 6 leavers

Bitmoji class photos

Maths

Year-6

Lesson 1 Vertically opposite angles 2020

Lesson 2 Angles in a triangle 2020

Lesson 3 Angles in a triangle – special cases 2020

Lesson 4 Angles in a triangle – missing angles 2020

 

Answers to last week’s maths:

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Lesson-2-Answers-Find-pairs-of-values-2-2019-1

Lesson-3-Answers-Convert-metric-measures-2019

Lesson-4-Answers-Miles-and-kilometres-2019

 

English

Home - CBBC Newsround

Keeping up with the news – Check Newsround daily to find out what’s happening in the world!

Week 2 – We are continuing our news writing project with The Guardian (News Wise) this week.

NewsWise | The Guardian

Lesson 1 –  

Each team must now find the key facts and interesting details about their chosen happy news story. See our planning a news story lesson for tips and planning templates to help with research.

Click here for the lesson plan

Report plan

 

Lesson 2 – Identifying the key features and language used

Read the articles below and identify the structural and grammatical features for newspaper reports. Once finished, up level your plan with useful vocabulary you may use.

 

Lesson 3 + 4 – Write and edit your news report

Year 6 writing

Using the Year 6 expectations, and your planning sheet, write your newspaper article draft. Once complete, think about how you would like the final draft to be (what pictures you will need). Sketch the layout and then put your final piece together.

 

Science

What impact are humans likely to have on life in the future?

News - The Future is Bright at Heartland | Heartland Institute

In today’s lesson, we will learn about some of the impacts that humans have on life on this planet. We will look at pollution, global warming, hunting and deforestation. We will learn what happened to the dodo bird and about some amazing organisations that are working hard to ensure that other species do not become extinct.

Click here to watch the lesson. 

 

Geography

Why does population change?

EHR Data Reveals Racial Disparities in Emergency Pain Treatment

In this lesson, we will examine how population has changed over time, how birth rates and death rates affect populaton, and how the population of the UK has changed.

Click here to watch the lesson.

 

History

Did you know that it was the NHS’ birthday on 5th July? To celebrate this occasion our History lessons this week will focus on the creation of the NHS and how it helped to rebuild Britain.

Join us on our 72nd birthday for the biggest NHS Thank You clap ...

This year has been the most challenging in NHS history, with staff displaying extraordinary dedication, skill and compassion to care for the 100,000 patients with COVID-19 who needed specialist hospital treatment and many others besides. During this testing time our nurses, doctors, physios, pharmacists and countless more colleagues were sustained by the support of the public, not least through the weekly applause for key workers. No health service, not even the NHS, could have coped alone with this coronavirus pandemic. From bus drivers and teachers to care staff and food retailers and, of course, the public who took action to stay at home to stop infection spreading, everyone played their part. The NHS’s birthday this year not only offers the opportunity for us to say thank you to the nation, but for us all to come together … to pause and recognise all the work which has taken place in the last months and say a heartfelt thank you.

Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive

Rebuilding Britain Plan4

Rebuilding Britain Slide4

Rebuilding Britain Work4

RE/Art

Inspiring and Uplifting Background Music For Videos ...

We will continue to plan a piece of art work linked to the theme “inspiring” for entry into the Spirited Arts competition.

https://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/projects/spirited-arts/spirited-arts-2020/

This week children should do an initial pencil sketch of their idea. They should annotate their work showing what colours and materials they will use in their final piece.

PSHE

Please complete the activity sheets about the dangers of alcohol and the effects that it can have on the human body.

PSHE – Alcohol PowerPoint

 

Reading comprehension

Celebrating the NHS

SPAG

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