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While we’re all away from school, everyone in the Year 6 team hopes that you are keeping safe and enjoying a little bit of extra time with your families. Hopefully it will not be long before we see you again in the Summer term!
Before we left school, we gave you some work packs to keep you occupied including some Reading, Maths, English and Topic homework to complete at your leisure. Complete work within these as a steady pace, a little bit a day, but remember: keep fit and enjoy spending time with those around you!
It has been amazing to hear from some of you over email. You’ve been sending in some of your work including excellent narrative writing on WW2 Evacuees, explanations on Gas Masks and Anderson shelters as well as art and even some Morse code!
Keep your comments and work coming in while we’re away from school- it’s amazing to hear from you all.
Morse Code – Some fab work on Morse code and how it was used in WW2 from Mia.
Anderson shelter Gas Mask guide WW2 evacuee -ENGLISH – Non-chronological report on Anderson Shelters fro Aaron
Gas Mask guide – Guide to using a Gas Mask by Hannah
WW2 evacuee -ENGLISH – Short story about an Evacuee’s experiences fro Aaron
After Easter, we’ll be sending you a few more activities to keep you occupied. So watch this space. In the mean time, here are some other ideas to keep your brains ticking.
Keep an eye on our Upton Priory #DailyDraw with daily art challenges
We hope that you find our section of the website really useful. We will endeavour to post lots of photos which will give you a flavour of what goes on here at Upton Priory. In addition, we’d like to add information about what your child is currently learning and what you can do to support them through their last year of primary school.
Monday – Reading Records collected in and signed.
Tuesday – Science PM
Wednesday – Homework handed in, Spelling test and P.E kit will be required
Friday – Homework handed out. Second PE lesson of the week and Golden Time.
Most days, weather permitting we will try to run a ‘daily mile’
– trainers will be needed.
The majority of Maths and English lessons take place in the morning. Reading takes place most days before or just after lunch.
During the Summer term, we will be reading and writing a variety of text types ranging from a parody of a famous fairy tale to a descriptive short narrative focusing on the plight of soldiers during the Normandy Landings in 1944.
In Science we will be looking at materials and changes of state.
Other areas of the curriculum, such as Art and DT and RE will be linked to topic work, English and Maths.
History will be one of our core subjects over the summer, as we continue where we left off in the spring exploring the causes and effects of World War Two 1939 – 1945.
We’ll be exploring:
The lives of our countries young Evacuees who fled the towns and cities for the safety of the countryside.
How Prisoners of War coped in their prison like camps.
The varied causes of WW2. Was it all down to Adolf Hitler or should we place some blame on he strict Treaty of Versailles?
Maths, English and spelling tasks will be set alongside daily reading.
This will be linked to elements we are teaching during that, or previous weeks and will help build confidence and understanding in our children.
Please encourage your child to read everyday and record this in the home school diary. Please talk to your children about the books that they are reading and discuss any difficult or new vocabulary and ask lots of open ended questions to ensure they understand the texts they are reading.
Please click here to visit the BBC bitesize website to practise aspects in all the three subjects- maths, science and English. Our calculation policy on the website is very useful to practise methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please click here to practise times tables in a fun way!
Our meet the teacher PowerPoint presentation outlining some of the key ‘need to know’ elements of Year 6.
Meet the teacher evening Upton Priory
Year 6 Curriculum Map 19_20