Well, here it is - your last week of primary school has finally arrived! Even though your time was cut short in Y6 and the ending to your final chapter in Part I of your Book of Life wasn't what you expected (who likes endings that are predictable anyway!) you have still lots of fond memories from Y6 and from all your previous years at Bilsthorpe FHA to look back on and enjoy.
Listen to the covers by One Voice Children's Choir of Maroon 5's 'Memories' and of Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' whilst relaxing and thinking of all those memories that you'll be taking with you and cherishing as you prepare to begin Chapter 1, Part II of your Book of Life in September.
Enjoy your last week of home learning and we look forward to seeing most of you on Tuesday for your visit to Dukeries and then of course at your 'Graduation Drive-Through' on Wednesday afternoon.
Well, it's your final full week of being in Y6! Where did that time go?! Congratulations to Roman and Harriet for getting your work displayed on this page last week. This week, we are looking forward to seeing who can write the most impressive adventure story, set at Bilsthorpe FHA. Will someone go missing on site? Will the whole school have to be quarantined because of an internal epidemic? Will your characters get trapped in the school and have to spend a spooky night sleeping at school? Let your imaginations run away with you and show off your writing skills. Don't forget to use a range of punctuation and sentence starters as well as adventurous vocabulary. You can write your stories on the set task on Purple Mash. This will allow you to add pictures and to also record you reading your story if you want to. Below are some useful resources to help you write your stories.
Hi Y6. We hope you enjoyed your learning last week and are looking forward to some more fun lessons and activities this week, whether you are doing this from home or at school. Don't forget to log on to Purple Mash to view us talking to you about your learning grids on a Monday as well as listening to us share some of your work on a Wednesday and then of course we always have our celebration assembly to look forward to on a Friday.
Please find the links below that you will need for this week:
This week we are excited to be launching an additional element to your online learning, which entails being able to see us talk through some of your learning for the week on a Monday; check in how you're getting on with your work on a Wednesday; and finish the week with celebrating your achievements on a Friday. You will be able to find the link to see and hear us talking on your learning grid.
Good morning Y6. Welcome to another week of home learning - be it at home or school. We hope you had a pleasant weekend despite the rain! This week is National Cricket Week so if any of you have a cricket set at home, see if you can have a game at some point this week. If not then check out the activities that Mr Harrison has set for you, which can be found on this week's learning grid, as always.
Please find the links below that you will need for Maths and English this week, as well as your learning grid with all the other activities for you to complete.
Have a good week everyone.
Hi Y6. We hope you had a good weekend and have re-charged your batteries ready to begin another week of home learning, be that at home or at school.
In English this week, you will be focusing on your reading comprehension skills for the first two days, as usual, and then you'll move on to studying and writing letters of complaint from Wednesday onwards.
Maths this week will start with equations and then move on to measurement (different units of measuring length.)
Continue to follow the learning grids as much as you can in order to keep yourselves motivated and organised as this will stand you in good stead for secondary school, where you'll have to get used to following a very busy timetable. It's really hard, we know, to be self-disciplined enough to get through all your work at home but if you can successfully complete this challenge then you will find it a lot easier when you start your new schools.
Have a good week, all of you.
Welcome to the second week back! We are looking forward to seeing more of you back at school this week; we hope those of you that started back last week enjoyed seeing some familiar faces again and hopefully some of your friends.
Whether learning from home or school, please find below your learning grid for this week and the links that you will need. Have a good week and stay safe and well.
TRANSITION WORK IN PREPARATION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
Those of us in school will be working through the pupil sections from the below website over the next few weeks (aiming to complete 1-2 sessions each week) in preparation for moving to secondary school. At the bottom of the page you will see 'Download the resources'. Click on 'Year 6' and it will take you to 9 sessions. There is also a workbook but you can still complete the sessions without it if you haven't got a printer so don't worry about that.
You will also see a 'Get Ready to Go Big Challenge Sheet' and it would be great to see how many of these you can complete.
You can show your parents that there are parent resources too. Work your way through the sessions at your own pace over the next few weeks (if you are continuing to work at home) and as always, get in touch with us if we can help with anything or if you have any feedback on the resources.
Week 1 W.C: 1.6.20
Welcome back, one and all, and to your last half term in Y6! We hope you had a good break and that you are looking forward to doing some more fantastic home learning or even some learning back at school, which we're very excited about.
In English this week we are looking at setting descriptions in order to build tension and we are focusing on inference skills in reading. In Maths we are looking at percentages and their fraction and decimal equivalents, before moving onto percentages of amounts. We also have lots of fun activities for you to do, which you can find out all about on your learning grid below.
Have a good week everyone and we hope to see you very soon.
Summer 1 Week 5
Good morning Y6 and welcome to our final week of this half term!
We hope you enjoyed the online English teaching last week (there's still time to send in your newspaper articles from last Friday's lesson.) Let us know how many you got right in the end of week spelling test too. We will carry on using The Oak National website for English, as it's good for you to be able to see and listen to a teacher, as well as carry out the activities - this week we are looking at Information Leaflets. We look forward to reading the ones that you will create this Friday all about your local area, or about another area that you might choose to find out about.
This week we are looking at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, including using decimals and fractions. See the attachments below for your work and answers. The daily video links are on this week's learning grid, also attached below.
Have fun having a go at all the other activities on your learning grid, especially Mr Harrison's P.E challenges ready for the virtual sports day coming up and Mrs Ingle's creative challenge - we can't wait to see the results!
Stay safe and happy and keep up the good work.
Summer 1 Week 4
To all our Y6s
As SATs week arrives, it is not quite the same
The tests that were printed this year never came
The displays are still up; walls full of maths ‘rules’
But year 6 is very different, at present, in schools.
For some of you, happiness and lots of relief
For others a sigh of pure disbelief
That you worked really hard in advance of this week
Expected and Greater Depth marks are what you did seek.
Algebra, fractions, the times table drills
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills
Past, present, progressive…and all the SPAG terms
You’ve practised and mastered them research confirms.
Fear not though, the SATs, yes, won’t happen this term
But remember tests don’t measure everything you learn
Primary subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best
And many of those skills you’ve gained, can’t be defined by a test.
So, here at Bilsthorpe, you’ve made us so proud
We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud…
“Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far…
And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!”
We hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend and you were able to celebrate VE day on Friday with your family and perhaps even your neighbours (from a safe distance, of course.)
Please find attached below the learning grid for this week. We hope you enjoy completing all the activities on there, as well as the core and foundation subjects.
Don't forget to keep in touch with us through the shared blog on Purple Mash and keep sending in your fantastic work to us via email. We love to hear from you and to see how you are getting on with the tasks that we set you.
Have a good week, guys.
Summer Week 3
Good morning Y6. We hope that you and your families are well and are keeping your spirits up during this ongoing strange time.
Thank you to the children that sent in your biographies last week; we enjoyed reading all of them, especially the one about Anne Frank as her life-story seems to be particularly poignant and relevant at the moment.
We are changing text-type in English this week; it is still non-fiction but this time we are looking at Explanation Texts. Please find the link below for Monday's lesson (Wallace and Gromit clip.) Have fun explaining how Wallace's crazy invention works!
Below is also attached your learning grid for this week. We hope you find it interesting learning all about how our hearts work in Science and about Health and Nutrition in DT. If you haven't sent us in your songs yet for Music about COVID-19, we look forward to hearing them too. Don't forget Mrs Ingle's challenge of the week as well.
As always, any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us.
Have a good week, one and all.
Summer 1 Week 2
Wednesday 29th April
Hey guys! Please find attached below the rest of my biography of my idol, Doris Day, to help you complete your own over the next few days. We look forward to reading them all. Have fun!
Summer 1 Week 2
Tuesday 28th April
Happy Tuesday all! Please find below my attempt at writing a two-paragraph introduction to my biography on my all-time hero, Doris Day. Hope it helps you all with your English work today. Email me your introductions: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs Pavier: email@example.com
It would be easiest if you write it as a word document and then attach your document to the email using the paperclip symbol at the bottom of the email. Let us know if you have any difficulties.
Enjoy and have a good day!
Summer 1 Week 2
Hi all. We hope you've had a good weekend and have enjoyed the sunshine. We are looking forward to another week of more super home learning from yourselves.
Home Learning for this week
This week, we are moving on from diary-writing to now looking at other people's life experiences in order to write a biography,describing the key events in their lives. We will start the week by researching about a famous person who we look up to or by interviewing a family member about their lives. Later in the week, we will then write a biography of their lives, showcasing what we have learnt about them and celebrating their achievements.
We are building on from last week's learning of angles in triangles using White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ to this week looking at scale factors, ratio and measuring angles. There are also times tables games on Maths Shed as well as the usual TTRS challenge for you to challenge yourselves with. Don't forget you CPG books too if you want to do any extra Maths revision.
For all other activities and web links, please find this week's timetable below:
Other Useful Links:
Go on a virtual tour of the British Museum: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
Listen to an audio book: https://stories.audible.com/discovery
Get some off-screen activity ideas from: https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/311750818/49e66309cf98eb937e38b470f983a7b3/pobble_non_screen.jpg
Happy summer term! Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are staying safe. Our virtual learning is continuing this half term as we still can't be together at school. Every Monday there will now be a timetable added on this page and on our blog on Purple Mash. This will outline your work for the week. On it you will see that there are some things that you must do everyday but the other things you can choose when you do them so do it at a time that is best for you. Talk to your adult about this at the beginning of the week. Spelling/Maths Shed and Times Table Rock Stars need to be used everyday. Some things will still be set on Purple Mash (this will be highlighted on your timetable).
You will still find the links to other fun websites which will support your learning at home, these include links to free e-books and audio books so you can continue to read and listen to stories like we did in the classroom. You can choose to do any of these as optional extras. The BBC are also launching daily lessons now too starting on Monday 20th April so take a look at these. You can find more information on those here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znbnscw?dm_i=3YNL%2C14EWE%2C2T9R0V%2C3Y6KX%2C1&fbclid=IwAR018wzBYrSgVybFDKfk-iU6BfwSGFh86SYnkyt1V7axYl8z8kLGpFDpLN0
We will also continue to update the class blog each day and you can chat to us on there and ask any questions if you need to.
If you have any photos of things you've been doing that you would like to share with the class please email us as we would love to share them on this page.
If you have any questions at all or if we can do anything to help, please email either of us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, you still have lots of work in your packs (including all the CGP books and SAT buster books), but if you do need more, there are lots of website links on the virtual school tab in 'Key information.'
Maths lessons for this week: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6
Maths problem of the day: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/page/5/
Images to inspire writing: https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/
Film clips to inspire writing: https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
WELCOME TO YEAR 6
Our teaches are Mrs Pavier and Mrs Wagstaff
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Boaler and Mrs Perkin
Welcome to your final year of primary school and what an exciting year we have in store! You will need:
A pinch of 'the ability to laugh at yourself'
Handfuls of responsibility
Spades of confidence
Bucket loads of aspiration
A lorry load of perseverance
A boat load of laughter
This year you will achieve things both in and out of the classroom that you never thought were possible...you just have to give it your all and make every day count!
We have PE on a Wednesday and Friday.
Homework is now due in on Fridays. A minimum of one task from each of the 10-minute SAT Buster books must be completed each week (maths, grammar and reading).
Spellings are set weekly and can be found in the children's reading diaries as well as on our class page. From Spring 2, we will be revising all the spelling rules and children should use their reading diary to practise the spellings they are still not sure of.
Please make sure your child has their reading diary in school every day. The diaries will be checked regularly for reading signatures so please ensure children are reading at home.
7 th January- Reading Breakfast
13th January- Y6 height and weight check
15th January- Perseverance day
6 th February- Y6 visit to MRF Educational Visits We will be visiting the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) in Mansfield in a few weeks. There is no charge for this visit but more details will follow shortly. We will also be using our geography field skills in the local area and hope to work with the county council. PE Kits of the Day!
24th February- INSET Day
3 rd & 4th March- Parents’ Evenings
5 th March- World Book Day
w/c 9th March- Science week
Fun websites to help with your learning
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING
ABOUT THIS TERM?
BIG QUESTION: Do we own our choices?
Key Driver: Geography
Key Concepts: location, trade, environment, resources, region, population, migration, future
In art and design we will be making a sculpture out of rubbish, sketching and using different media to replicate a scene.
In history we will be learning about how Britain has had a major influence on the world.
In geography we will be comparing the human and physical differences between developed and developing countries. We will also know why industrial areas and ports are important. By the end of the project, we will know how to use OS maps (including 6 figure grid reference and the 8 points of a compass) and understand all of the symbols used.
In science we will be learning about classifying plants, animals and micro-organisms. We will also learn about fossils and the things that they can teach us about the past.
Watch out for information about year 6 performing music on the street just before half term.
We will continue to learn French and we will continue to have specialist sports coach Mr Harrison teaching all of our PE lessons.
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING
ABOUT THIS TERM?
Is conflict ever justified?
Key Driver: History
Key Concepts: conflict, chronology, perspective, empathetic understanding, significance, cause and consequence, freedom, rights
In Art and Design we will be making model houses out of wood to create a street during the Blitz. We will be using our knowledge gained from science to simulate blackouts. We will also be creating some art work with watercolours based on the theme of poppies.
In History we will be carrying out research and learning about key events during WW2 as well as comparing some significant figures during this time.
In Geography we will be locating countries in the British Empire and investigating topographic features.
In Science we will be learning about electricity as well as air resistance.
In RE we will be learning about the Jewish religion.
We will continue to learn French and are lucky to have specialist sports coach Mr Harrison teaching all of our PE lessons.
What have we been learning this week?
We had a great afternoon learning about Poland today. Luke’s mum came in and taught us some Polish and shared some information about the country and their traditions. We liked the sound of doughnut day best! We located the country on a map, listened to the national anthem and looked at a range of photos. To finish off the afternoon, we did some traditional Polish folk art (Wycinanki).
Visit to Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum
We visited the Heritage Museum in order to gather ideas for how to set out our own museum at the end of the topic.