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Year 6 Mr Pasdari

Good morning Year Six!

 

Unfortunately we find ourselves in a period of working from home this next week (and until we are due to return on Tuesday 29th June). Understandably we would much prefer to be in school seeing you all, but we know how hard you will all work this week with the tasks we have planned for you. We can only thank you again for your durability and resilience you continue to show. We are very grateful for all your hard work in, what can be, such a confusing time. All tasks will be uploaded to Google Classrooms and can be accessed with your Google Classroom log-in details. The work will follow on from last week's lessons.

 

A daily meeting will be held each day at 9:30am where work can be explained and you will be able to ask any questions that you need. 

 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back in next week. Stay safe.

 

Mr. Pasdari, Mr. Blake, Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. Gilbert and Miss. Abraham

 

Welcome to #Year6KP

SUMMER TERM! smiley

 

I hope everyone had a great Easter feasting on some sweet treats and now, as always, are ready to work hard this term and continue to use a ‘can do’ attitude to reach our potential and enjoy our learning!

 

With the SAT's tests cancelled due to the impact Covid has had on our learning so far, it gives us more time to be able to cover the curriculum till the end of the year and catch up on any maths and English work we have been unable to complete so far. As always, the mental health and the wellbeing of our pupils is incredibly important to us therefore we will be spending regular time in school completing activities that enable us to feel relaxed and ready; building our resilience through talking about our feelings; and sharing our emotions about things that affect us.

 

This term will be particularly important for pupils to begin the transition into high school. With this in mind, visits will be arranged with high schools, and work will be completed in order to ease any worries that pupils may have prior to starting in September. I will attach our newsletter which will contain full details of this term’s objectives, but our highlights include:

 

-English-

  • Read a range of Mayan God myths before creating their own.
  • Write own extended mystery stories and share them with others.
  • Create a recount on the style of Romeo and Juliet.

 

-Maths-

  • Use simple formulae.
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences.
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in all types of graph.

 

-Topic-

  • Drawing their own Mayan God creation using a range of media to apply colour to it.
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern and Southern hemisphere and the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
  • To understand the differences between political and physical maps and the information they can provide.

 

It is particularly important that the children continue reading regularly at home to help their understanding of writing and comprehension whilst trying their best with homework in order to consolidate their grammar and maths learning from the week. All pupils have their own individual passwords for Mathletics and Timestable Rockstars. Any extra practise will obviously help their maths knowledge!

 

Our weekly routine will be...

  • Reading Records handed in on Fridays.
  • Homework books handed out on Fridays and returned in on Wednesdays.
  • Children to arrive in school in P.E. kits (yellow t-shirts, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms during colder days and trainers or black pumps) each Friday.

We’d all like to welcome Mrs. Morgan to the Year 6 teaching team as she will be working closely in Year 6KP’s class on Thursday’s and Friday’s, as well as Mr. Blake now taking a lead teaching role in Year 6JN’s class Monday-Thursday whilst Mrs. Nolan starts her maternity!

 

If you need to speak to me regarding any issues, do not hesitate to contact me directly through email: kpasdari@firs.trafford.sch.uk and make sure you follow @firsprimarysale and search #Year6KP to keep track of all our messages, fun activities and work we produce each week!

 

Thanks for your continued support.

Mr Pasdari, Mrs Nolan, Mr Blake, Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Morgans and Mrs Gilbert

Y6 Summer Curriculum Overview

Chapters of our class book- Stig of the Dump- can be found on Google Classrooms and will be read by either Mrs. G, Mr. P, Mrs. N or Mr. B! We hope you enjoy it smiley

Year 6 Guided Reading times for all pupils 2021

Maths lesson for 22.2.21

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Maths lesson for 25.2.21

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Science lesson for 12.01.21

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Maths- Monday 1st February

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Reading and plotting co-ordinates

Maths- Tuesday 2nd February

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Reading and plotting co-ordinates on 4 quadrants

Maths- Thursday 4th February

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Reflection

Maths- Tuesday multiplying fractions by fractions

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Science for 29.01.21

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Thursday 7th January- Maths

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Year 6 work timetable for w.b. 19/10/20

FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER

It's the final day of the week! Hope you enjoy today's learning. Well done for all the fantastic work you have done at home. It has been great to hear that so many of you have been working your way through the tasks and growing your brains along the way. We are all proud of you. Have a lovely half-term holiday and see you all on Monday 2nd November.

Maths guidance video for prime numbers

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Mrs Gilbert's breathing exercise.MP4

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How lucky are we that we have Mrs. Gilbert to show us our Friday breathing exercise? Enjoy!

THURSDAY 22nd OCTOBER

We hope that you have found the tasks straight-forward to follow and that you have continued growing your brains from home! It has been lovely to receive the work you have been completing over the past 2 days. Keep it up Year 6!

Maths video guidance for common factors

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WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today will be day 1 of guided reading sessions over Zoom with Mrs Gilbert or Mr Blake. We hope you all have an enjoyable day challenging yourselves with the work we have set!

Thaumatrope guide.mp4

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Introduction to Victorian toys and tasks for thaumatrope making

Maths guidance video for factors

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TUESDAY 20th OCTOBER

It's day 1 of working from home. I hope you are all ready to challenge yourselves with today's work and grow your brains!

Hi Year 6!

 

We hope all pupils and their families are all well and healthy during this challenging time and we would all much rather see everyone’s cheery faces in school rather than being at home. It is important to know that during this period of closure it is vital that all children’s brains continue to grow and that the routine and structure of school continues at home as best as possible. Both Year 6 classes have made an enthusiastic start to Year 6 and we hope that the work we have prepared for this time at home is exciting and rewarding to complete! 

 

Zoom meetings will be arranged in the week and each child will receive details for a Guided Reading session with Mrs Gilbert or Mr Blake in a small group; as well as a separate well-being related zoom call with Mr Pasdari or Mrs Nolan. Any wobbles with work can be mentioned here and class teachers will ensure concepts are fully explained.

 

There is a suggested timetable for the next few days that will closely resemble a standard school day and will include starter tasks, maths, English, breathing exercises and various topic work that will all be part of the Year 6 curriculum. Slides, videos and work will be posted each day. As well as this work, there are also various tasks to complete on the ‘Distance learning’ section of the school website which will also challenge children’s knowledge across the curriculum.

 

In addition, as a school we have invested in a number of online learning platforms across the curriculum to help keep our student's brains engaged. All children have access to Bug club, Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars (at the back of their reading records).  If you do not have a login or experience any difficulties using these please email us for assistance. 

 

Any work completed that can be emailed can be sent directly to either:

 

kpasdari@firs.trafford.sch.uk

or

jnolan@firs.trafford.sch.uk

 

We look forward seeing you again soon. Enjoy your time with your family and stay safe! 

 

Mr Pasdari, Mrs Nolan, Mrs Gilbert and Mr Blake

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y6 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.

Here is a copy of the Year 6 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Breathing exercises with Mrs. G

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Mrs. Gilbert has used her expertise in all things well being and yoga and has created an extremely helpful video for us that will help us develop some breathing exercises that will help calm us and clear our thoughts when we may be finding it difficult to relax. The exercises are easy to do and can be done anywhere in the house on your own or even with your family. It won't take long! I am sure you will make great use of the video and thank you Mrs. Gilbert for creating it all :)

How our school is safe for us

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We have made a short video outlining all the changes to our school day that allows us to be safe in school allowing us to learn and have fun safely with our friends (2m apart of course!). Enjoy!

Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

Year 6 Mindset Video

Uploaded by Daniel Taylor on 2019-01-17.

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