Miss Palmer - Explorer Class 14 = explorer@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk

Mr Cooper - Orbiter Class 13  = orbiter@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk 

Term 6 Slideshow

Year 6's Home Learning Hub

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Term 6 Week 7 - Monday 13th July 2020 

We hope you are all safe and well. 

With some children in school and others continuing with the home learning, it is important to read all parts of the daily learning grids carefully. There are parts that are set for the children in school to complete at those times, so please don't do these beforehand. If you are unsure at any time, then please do send us an email or comment on the guestbook. 

Year 6 leavers' arrangements and Zoom sessions:

Thank you to those of you who have already sent in work to go into the 'Class of 2020' yearbook web page. This went live on Tuesday 7th July. Please head over to see your work. Click here to go directly. 

Below is a list of the confirmed plans or requests you have received via email so far, including confirmation of Zoom events.

1) Please send in a full body photo of yourself on a plain background (any sort of pose is fine - silly ones are gladly received). You do not need to be in school uniform for this. 

2) A video message/voice clip/photograph/piece of work to be uploaded onto the yearbook web page. If your child is in school please let us know if you do not wish for their photo to be named. 

3) Zoom Session -Tuesday 7th July 09:15 (COMPLETED)

4) Online event - Wednesday 15th July 09:15

5) Leavers' service - Tuesday 22nd July 09:15

We will arrange a date in the future for the Year 6 children to have a final St Mary's send off where they can sign t-shirts and say goodbye properly. 

 Weekly email

If you are not in school, you are still required to contact your teacher weekly. If we do not hear from you each week, we will be contacting you via email or phone call.  

These are some of the ways we can communicate or see that you are engaging from home: Email, guestbook, TTRS and Mathletics. 

RWBA update:

Some of you may already know but Royal Wootton Bassett Academy have a new section on their website called 'Virtual Transition Pack'. On there are videos answering all sorts of questions you may have about moving to secondary school. We hope you find it useful for those of you going there for Year 7. Click the RWBA logo below to be taken directly to the website page. 

RWBA emailed us as well saying:

We are asking all Year 6’s to complete an activity pack and bring it with them on their first day in the Autumn term.  We are sending you the link to the activity pack, so that you are aware of what we have asked them to complete in readiness for secondary school and you may wish to incorporate into your summer term work.  Here is the link- https://www.rwba.org.uk/media/1614/transition-workbook.pdf

If you are unable to print a hard copy of this please inform your class teacher who can organise a copy of this for you. 

Bradon Forest School update: 

All information regarding the current Year 6's and any transition for Year 7 should be updated on the website linked to the image below or via email. Bradon Forest have an exciting project planned for the Year 6's, so watch the first video below from Mr Johnson (Head of Year 7).

Monday 13th July 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Mathletics:

Please click the logo below to take you directly to the Mathletics website. You will find four assigned activities to complete. Once you have completed these four activities you can access any of the games on the website. 

English

These choices are to be completed over the week.

1) TO BE COMPLETED WHILST CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL ON MONDAY/TUESDAY AND THURSDAY/FRIDAY. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME IF YOU ARE DUE INTO SCHOOL THIS WEEK.

A Letter to Year 5:
This is to tell them what to expect in year 6. Things to include: Favourite parts, tricky parts, how you felt at the start of year 6, the benefits of being a year 6. You could also write about some of the things you were looking forward to but didn't get to do because of lockdown.

2)  Design your own theme park brochure.

Click through the image for ideas on creating a brochure for your own theme park with three distinct areas. You can personalise the theme park as you wish, for example, give it a sports theme, or turn it into an animal park!

We will pass these on to the year 5's that are coming up so please send it in if you are doing it at home. 

 

 

 

 

This may well take you 2-3 days to complete.

Reading

1) TO BE COMPLETED WHILST CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL ON MONDAY/TUESDAY AND THURSDAY/FRIDAY. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME IF YOU ARE DUE INTO SCHOOL THIS WEEK.

Reading activity: Year 6 Reading Recommendations

What book/s have you read in Year 6 that you would recommend to the new Year 6 children next year?

Name the book, say why you liked it, why would you recommend it and draw a picture to go with it. 

2) The Ickabog – click the image below for the activities for this week. Click 'The Ickabog' to take you to the website where you can read the chapters. (Try not to read ahead if possible). 

3) Aim to read for a short bit of time each day. This doesn't just have to be a book, as it could be a magazine, newspaper, comic etc.  

Keeping Active

Here are some suggestions of things you might like to do:

Bike or scooter ride, 'The Body Coach' daily video by Joe Wicks, play in the garden, go out for a walk/jog/run, 'Just Dance' video, skipping, yoga, football, tennis, badminton or learn how to do a forwards or backwards roll, cartwheel, hand stand etc (be careful with this one).

 Click on the image below for the Virtual School Games information and video 

Other Learning

Here are the activities for the week:

1) PSHE : Be awesome, Go Big!
This topic is about being the best you can be and to help with the transition to secondary school.

TO BE COMPLETED WHILST CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL ON MONDAY/TUESDAY AND THURSDAY/FRIDAY. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME IF YOU ARE DUE INTO SCHOOL THIS WEEK.

Lesson 7 - What is normal anyway?

Lesson 8 - Friendships and fallouts

Lesson 9 - Living well

 Follow the powerpoint through -there is a task to complete at the end. 

2) Art: Articulated Collage. Click the image below to take you to a page with further information. 

3) Computing: Online safety at home

(Week 8) Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Click the image below. 

You have 3 activities to do this week. Some may take you longer than others. Please send photos in of what you do. 

PSHE Workbook for Term 6- This is 23 pages long spread across the whole term so we are more than happy for you to do the work in your books instead.

PSHE challenge sheet - Linked to the Be awesome, Go Big work. 

 

  

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Rapid Reasoning Week 6 

Try to do as much as you can :) 

English

See Monday's 'English' box for the weekly choices.

 
Reading

 See Monday's 'Reading' box for the weekly choices. 

Keeping Active

See Monday's 'Keeping Active' box for the weekly choices. 

Other Learning

See Monday's 'Other Learning' box for the weekly choices. 

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Fluent in Five Week 4 

Try this one today or you could always complete yesterday's activity instead if you didn't manage it all on Tuesday.  

English

See Monday's 'English' box for the weekly choices.

Reading

See Monday's 'Reading' box for the weekly choices. 

Keeping Active

See Monday's 'Keeping Active' box for the weekly choices.  

Other Learning

See Monday's 'Other Learning' box for the weekly choices. 

 

Thursday 16th July 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Catch up on any activities you've not finished. If you are up to date, click the link above for some daily problems with Bitesize. You can always try some Year 7 questions for a challenge :) 

English

See Monday's 'English' box for the weekly choices.

Reading

See Monday's 'Reading' box for the weekly choices. 

Keeping Active

See Monday's 'Keeping Active' box for the weekly choices.  

Other Learning

See Monday's 'Other Learning' box for the weekly choices. 

 

Friday 17th July 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

 End your week with a Times Table Rock Star workout. Click the image below to take you directly to the login page. 

English

See Monday's 'English' box for the weekly choices. 

Reading

See Monday's 'Reading' box for the weekly choices. 

Keeping Active

See Monday's 'Keeping Active' box for the weekly choices.  

Other Learning

See Monday's 'Other Learning' box for the weekly choices. 

 

Guestbook

Leave a question or a comment for your teachers here...

Comments (101)
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Louie obyrne(a couple of days ago)

It's STILL 2 months till Bradon :D :0::0::0:00:0::::0::0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:

konnor(about a week ago)

Ok :)

Miss Palmer(about a week ago)

Hi Konnor. Thanks for the message. I'm looking forward to meeting you as well :) We have a Zoom planned for next week which I hope you can join in on. Mr Biddle will send along the information on that.You might see me around next week on Monday or Tuesday, so I will try to pop along and say hello :)

Miss Palmer(about a week ago)

Hi Jessie. The next Zoom is Wednesday 15th July 09:15. Mum will receive the details the day before, so don't worry :)

Jessie(about a week ago)

Hi Miss Palmer i forgot what time we are doing the zoom call on wednesday, so please can you tell me the time it starts please unless it comes via emal. Jessie

Louie obyrne(about a week ago)

Thanks for the fun work u set

Konnor(about a week ago)

Hi lm looking forward to meat you.

Miss Palmer(about a week ago)

Hi Toby. A lot of people have activities to catch up on and some aren't getting a chance to play the games in the week, as well as doing the set activities. This week is a chance to catch up on old activities and play the games. Hope that makes sense :)

Toby(about a week ago)

Hi, What am I meant to do on mathletics. There are no lessons set.

Louie(less than a month ago)

Tanks for the monsters work

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BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

New lessons every day to help support your learning.

How2DrawAnimals

https://how2drawanimals.com/

Choose one of the animals for a
how-to video and step-by-step instructions.The animals are listed in alphabetical order. New tutorials every Saturday.

 

Lovatt's crosswords and puzzles

https://lovattspuzzles.com/kids/childrens-online-puzzles/

Online puzzles for children.

IXL

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

IXL offers hundreds of Year 6 maths skills, phonics, reading comprehension and writing strategies to help  to learners.Please note that you can only have 10 English and 10 maths goes a day though. 

 

Times Table Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/home

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. The children are very similar with this website. Any issues logging in please contact your class teacher who will try to sort it out.

 

NRICH - Mathematics Resources

https://nrich.maths.org/

NRICH aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. You will find a selection of primary, secondary and early years work. 

 

CanDoMaths 

 https://www.candomaths.org/

A place for arithmetic questions. Scroll down to the green section named 'Arithmequiz' (just over half way down). There you will find an option to have a go at arithmetic questions from 2016 and 2017. Children have been shown this website at school so should have an understanding of how to use it. 

 

GoNoodle

www.gonoodle.com/goodenergy 

Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities 

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.