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Hello everyone! What a fantastic week we have had! It was brilliant to have you all back at school and ready to learn this week.

 

Please check out your weekly homework below. I have added "Applying" sections in your arithmetic work to review what we have learnt in Maths this week. 

 

Homework

 

  • Passport to the world - Canada
  • Daily reading
  • Daily spelling and arithmetic (see weekly work attached below)
  • Instrument practice

 

 

Welcome to the Year 6 Hall of Fame!

 

Every Friday, the children in our class will have the opportunity to nominate two people in the class as stars of the week. This is meant to promote and encourage positive choices, celebrate improvements and, most importantly, allow children to be proud of their own achievements in all areas of school life, and to celebrate each other's successes. There will also be a third star of the week, chosen by the class teacher, following the same approach. The names of the stars of the week will be recorded in our class page, so the children can share with everyone at home. 

Homework Challenges

 

Maths

 

Abundant Numbers

 

To find the factors of a number, you have to find all the pairs of numbers that multiply together to give that number.

 

The factors of 48 are:

 

1 and 48

2 and 24

3 and 16

4 and 12

6 and 8

 

If we leave out the number we started with, 48, and add all the other factors, we get 76:

 

1+2+3+4+6+8+12+16+24=76

 

48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). 48 is less than 76.

 

Can you find some more abundant numbers? Use examples to support your answers.

 

Literacy

 

Imagine you meet a Maya. They tell you all about pok-a-tok, the ancient Maya ball game, and they ask you what sport people play in our time. Choose a sport, and write down a set of instructions on how to play it, so that they can understand it. You can include diagrams, pictures and even information about your favourite sportsperson.

 

 

Religious Education

 

Read the parable of “The Mustard Seed” (Mark 4: 30–32)

 

Again he said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade."

 

A mustard seed is so small that if you were holding one in your hand and dropped it on the ground, you might not be able to find it. Even though the mustard seed is one of the smallest of all seeds, when it is planted in the ground, it grows into a plant so large that birds can perch on its branches and can even build their nests in it.

 

 

 

Jesus started growing the kingdom of God with a handful of disciples. Every follower of Jesus is a part of the kingdom and that means that you and I are a part of God's kingdom. Each time we tell someone about Jesus or follow his way of living, we are helping to grow the kingdom.

 

What could you do to help the kingdom of God grow? Start with something small, and see what happens. How do you feel afterwards? How does it make other people feel? Keep a journal and see what happens over time.

 

Science

 

Choose an animal. How have they evolved through time? What was their earliest ancestor? How did they get to look and act the way they do today? How do you imagine they might evolve in the future? Make a poster including drawings, pictures, facts… about this animal and its evolution.

 

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¡Bienvenidos! Welcome all to Year 6! My name is Mrs Bellas and I will be your teacher this year. I am really looking forward to meeting you next week, and to all the great things we will do and learn this year.

¡Nos vemos el Miércoles! See you on Wednesday!

 

The big question for the Autumn term is...

 

Will We Ever Stop Evolving?

 

 

 

Curriculum - Autumn Term

 

This term, we will be learning about:

  • History and Geography: The Maya Civilization
  • Science: Evolution and Inheritance (Autumn 1) and The Human Body (Autumn 2)
  • Design and Technology: All about... Chocolate!
  • Physical Education: Swimming and Hockey
  • Art and Design: Sketch work (Autumn 1) and Maya Art (Autumn 2)
  • Computing: Travel Writing (Autumn 1) and Advertising (Autumn 2)
  • Passport to the world: Canada (Autumn 1) and Brazil (Autumn 2)

 

 

Waffle

 

If you would like to see some of the adventures Waffle has been going on, please go to our 'Waffle' page on the children section of the website where you will find a special message along with some pictures!

 

Sing Up at Home

 

If you enjoy singing and would like to learn a new song, follow the link below to visit the Sing Up at Home page. There will be a new song uploaded along with a performance track and backing track each week including pointers and tips on how to sing the song successfully.

 

Good luck and happy singing!

 

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week

 

Numeracy

 

Throughout the year, Year 6 will be considering the question below...

 

 

We will be focusing on applying their numeracy skills to solve reasoning and real life problems. Children will deepen their understanding of the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and how they can be applied to the world around them.

 

 

 

 

 

Things to remember!

 

  • Wider opps is on a Friday morning.
  • Check Edmodo everyday.
  • Spelling test is every Friday .
  • Arithmetic test is every Friday.
  • Read every day, and remember to get your reading diaries signed!

 

Don't forget to read every night and have your red books signed!

 

Want some extra practice?

 

Try: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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