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Welcome to Class 6!

Home-Learning: Week Beginning 6th July 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

Here we are at our penultimate week of home-learning. You are nearly there, the summer holidays are just around the corner!

 

This week I have put the final lesson of our science topic - Evolution and Adaptation. I have also included the year 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 statutory spelling lists - please ask an adult to test you and continue to learn those spellings that you are unsure of. For maths, keep practising those arithmetic skills (5 in 5) and work on Mathletics to revise any topics that you feel less confident with. Finally, I have included some PSHE transition to Year 7 activities.

 

Please don't hesitate to email with any questions / queries or if you just want to chat. Keep those photos coming, it is always nice to see what you have been doing and if I haven't yet had your end of year goodbye message film, then please email that to me asap - thank you.

 

Have a good week. Keep learning. Keep smiling.

Mrs Sims X

PSHE - Transition to Year 7
Spellings - Test yourself on the Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 Statutory Spellings
Maths - Keep practising those arithmetic skills and use Mathletics to recap / revise those topics you are less confident with.
Science - Evolution and Inheritance
Home-Learning: Week Beginning 29th June 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

I hope that you are well and that you had a good weekend.

 

This week, we shall continue with our science topic - Evolution and Inheritance. In maths, I would like you to complete 15 - 20 Mathletics activities (choose the areas that you think you need to further improve upon) and I have set a reading comprehension following on from last week's writing, in connection with Martin Luther King. For your writing this week, I would like you to invent an imaginary creature and write a non-chronological report about it. I think that the animals that I have put on the worksheet will make you giggle! Let your imaginations run wild - I'm looking forward to seeing your crazy creations!

 

Have a good week and I will hopefully see you when we Zoom.

 

Keep learning. Keep smiling.

 

Mrs Sims X

Science - Evolution and Inheritance

Maths - Mathletics

On Mathletics, choose the topics that you feel you need to revise / further improve upon. Try to complete between 15 and 20 activities. I will check online to see how you are getting on :-)

Writing - Invent a Creature!
Reading Comprehension
Home-Learning: Week Beginning 22nd June 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

How are you all? Good I hope. I think we are in for a scorcher of a week this week so make sure to put on that sun screen and drink plenty of water!

 

I have loaded your work for this week: a problem solving activity for maths, a SPAG problem solving activity (similar to the one that we did on Zoom last week) and some more science work on our 'Adaptation and Inheritance' topic. For English, I have put a poetry writing task based on Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech. I thought that this was very appropriate with the current news focus on Black Lives Matter.

 

I will be Zooming at 10am on Tuesday and Friday and, if you are able to, I would love to see you then. Please email any work that you have completed or if you just want to chat.

 

If I don't yet have your Year R or Year 6 (future job) photo, please can I have it ASAP so that I can put you into the leavers film. Thank you.

 

Keep learning. Keep smiling.

Mrs Sims X 

English - Your dreams for the future world
Science - Evolution and Inheritance
SPAG
Maths Problem Solving
Home-Learning: Week Beginning 15th June 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

Welcome back to another week of home-learning! I hope that you are all well and that you had a good weekend. Yay for the return of the sunshine!

 

I have, like last week, tried to give you activities similar to those that your class-mates in school are doing. We will make a start on a new science topic - Evolution and Inheritance. This is one of my favourite science topics so I hope that you enjoy it. We will also recap the four operations in maths and have a go at writing fairy tales... with a difference. As some of you may know, it is Refugee Week this week, so I have also included some work linked to this.

 

Please email any photos or work that you have completed. It is so nice to keep in touch and it's great to see what you have been up to. It has been sooooooo long since I saw you all!

 

I hope that you and your families are all well. I know that it isn't always easy but try to stay positive and motivated. The world is, fingers crossed, slowly beginning to return to normal.

 

Stay safe. Keep learning.

Mrs Sims X

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Refugee Week

Click on the link below to find 3 activities: 'Imagine if...', 'Hello Everyone' and 'Freedom to choose'.

English: Alternative Fairy Tales!
Maths
Science - Evolution and Inheritance
Home-Learning: Week Beginning 8th June 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

Hello! Well hasn't the weather taken a turn for the worse this week? We did a 4 1/2 mile walk on Saturday (towards Tyler's Rainbow Run) and got absolutely drenched! Are you doing the Rainbow Run? How are you getting on?

 

I'm really looking forward to seeing those of you that are continuing to learn from home, at our Zoom meetings on Tuesday and Friday (at 10am), it feels like ages since we last Zoomed! If you are able to Zoom and you have something in particular that you would like to discuss / learn about / revise, then please email me and I will organise the topics / work in advance. 

 

Myself and Mrs Oliver have been in contact via email and I will try, where possible, to put similar activities online to those that your classmates will be doing in school.

 

Don't forget to email me any work that you have completed or photos of the activities that you have been doing. It is always nice to see what you have been up to. As always, you can also email if you just want to chat :-)

 

I hope that you and your families are all well.

If you are able to, I would love to see you when we Zoom this week.

 

Keep smiling. Keep learning.

Mrs Sims X

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Reading Comprehension

Maths

Area Investigation. You will need to draw a variety of shapes and, for each shape, record the area of the shape and the number of pegs on the outside of the shape. You should soon spot a pattern here. Then, challenge yourself by drawing shapes with 2 dots inside each shape and, again, look for the pattern. You could even move onto shapes with 3 internal dots! Have fun :-)

Writing: Poetry
Home-Learning: Week Beginning 1st June 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

I hope that you all had a good half term break. Wasn't the weather glorious?!

 

Some of you will be returning to school today and some of you will continue to stay at home. Whatever decision that your family made, with regards to returning / not returning to school, they made with your very best interests at heart.

 

I will continue to put online learning onto the school website, for those of you that are still at home, and I will try, where possible, to put on activities similar to those that your class-mates at school will be doing. I will also set up some new Zoom meetings and will email the details of these when I have done so.

 

We will, as previously, continue to Zoom at 10am every Tuesday and Friday. This will begin next Tuesday (9th June) as I have an online transition meeting with Imberhorne at 10.30 this Friday, when I will be telling your Year 7 teachers all about you! I have lots of lovely things to tell them!

 

Please email any photographs or work that you have completed or if you just want to chat.

 

Keep learning. Keep smiling.

Best wishes,

Mrs Sims X 

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PSHE: Transition to Secondary School
Maths
Writing: Poetry

Art 

Have a go at making these cute origami animals. Send me a photo of your creations :-)

Half Term :-)
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Home-Learning: Week Beginning 18th May 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

Welcome back to another week of home-learning. I can't believe this is the last week before half term! I'm sure that you are all ready for some down-time next week.

 

This week, you would have been doing Bikeability at school so I have included Bikeability as one of your activities for this week. I'm sorry that you won't be able to do this in school but maybe someone at home can do some safe, road cycling with you. Please let me know how you get on and send some pictures for the website.  

 

Thank you to everyone who sent me pictures of their lock-down art, Great British Isolation Bake-Off creations and nature / wildlife photographs. You are all very talented! I think we could have some future famous artists, chefs and photographers in Class 6!

 

I think that the weather is going to get warmer this week so it's the perfect time to start the Felbridge Rainbow Run, if you haven't yet done so. See details for this below.

 

It is not easy being in lockdown but you are all doing brilliantly! I am very proud of you all! As always, please email me with your news and pictures or if you just feel like a chat.

 

For those of you that are able to, I look forward to seeing you when we Zoom on Tuesday.

 

Keep learning. Keep smiling. Stay safe.

Mrs Sims X 

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  Bikeability

At Level 2 riders:

  • Cycle safely and responsibly
  • Identify and respond to hazards
  • Start and stop on-road journeys
  • Maintain suitable riding positions
  • Share the road with others and communicate with other road users
  • Comply with signals, signs and road markings
  • Manage risk when cycling
  • Negotiate junctions (pass side roads, turn at T junctions, and crossroads and roundabouts if present).

Cards to the community

Mrs Jeffers is putting together care packages for some of the elderly residents in our local community and she has asked if we could make some cards to put in with these. Please draw a picture and email it to me, I will then email these to school to be printed and turned into cards. Your pictures should be cheerful and uplifting and could maybe include a positive message. I know that these will be very much appreciated by the people who receive them. Thank you.

Felbridge Rainbow Run

You will need to ask an adult to register you, via Facebook Felbridge PTA, if you want to take part.

Science

If your bread experiment has not yet produced any mould, you will need to continue with your observations for another week and write your conclusion when you have some results. 

Maths
Home-Learning: Week Beginning 11th May 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

As SATs week arrives, it is not quite the same,

The tests that were printed this year, never came,

The displays all still up; walls full of Maths ‘rules’,

But Year 6 very different, at present, in schools.

 

For some of you, happiness, 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 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 over the years.

 

Fear not though, the SATs, yes, won’t happen this term,

But tests they don’t measure, everything that you learn,

School subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best,

And many of your skills, can’t be measured by a test.

 

So, here at Felbridge, 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 wonderful you are!”

 

So, the week beginning the 11th May, SATs week, but not SATs week! I know that this will be a very strange week for you. Some of you will indeed be relieved, others of you may be frustrated, disappointed and even a little bit cross but the main thing to remember is that we need to stay safe, that is the most important thing!

 

This week, so that you don’t feel you are missing out on SATs entirely, I am setting some Silly SATs for you to work on. Also, during SATs week, alongside the tests we would have done some ‘fun’ activities to make the week more enjoyable so I have tried to do this as well. I'm also setting some science work and I would have given you croissants, chocolate spread and orange juice at school for breakfast, I’m sorry that I can’t do that but maybe you can persuade your parents!

 

As always, please do as many or as few of the activities as you are able to.

I look forward to seeing you when we Zoom on Tuesday.

 

Keep learning. Keep smiling. Be good.

Mrs Sims X

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Task 1: Create a piece of art work with a lock-down / Covid 19 theme. Think about your experiences during the lock-down, what is happening in the world and key / important figures that are helping us all during this difficult time. Please email a photo of your artwork.
Task 2: You have all been telling me about the fabulous baking that you have been doing at home so Task 2 is to bake a delicious creation for the (Class 6) 'Great British Isolation Bake Off!'. Please send pictures for us all to enjoy!
Task 3: To take an animal / nature photograph. This can be a photo taken in your garden or on a walk or of a pet. Experiment with different settings, maybe consider taking a black and white photograph. Take a few photos and email me the one you are most pleased with. 
Science
Silly SATs! - Not to be taken seriously, just a bit of fun! You will need an adult to read the spelling test script for you. I don't think you will manage to get even one of the spellings correct but I am feeling confident about my SPAG paper!
Home-Learning: Week Beginning 4th May 2020 

Dear Class 6,

 

I can’t believe that this is our sixth week of home learning! I think that you are all doing brilliantly! It is not easy being away from school and friends and yet you are all always so bright and cheerful and positive when we zoom together. I really enjoy our zoom sessions, it is so nice to see you all and it helps to have a little bit of normal, all being together for a short while. I hope that you are also finding the zoom sessions beneficial.

 

Thank you to those of you that have emailed your Imberhorne friends list, if you haven’t yet done so, please do, asap. I know that we have discussed transition and that a few of you are a little anxious about this so I wanted to share some of the details that I have had about transition. Secondary schools are hoping to provide some online transition resources (virtual tours and video messages from Year 7 Leaders), a bridging project for after half term (that you will start in year 6 and finish in year 7) and they are still very much hoping and planning to have a transition day. I hope this will help to put a few of you at ease. Please rest assured that Felbridge and your secondary schools will do everything possible to make your transition to Year 7 as smooth as possible.

 

A few of you have also mentioned that you feel you are getting behind with the online learning. Please, please, please don’t feel that you have to compete all of the work set. You all work at very different speeds and so I have tried to put sufficient work online to satisfy everyone. Mrs Oliver and Mrs Benwell found some old maths text books at school last week and they are very kindly going to deliver these to your homes this week. This is not extra work, the books are only for if you want to use them. I know that some of you are struggling without a printer at home so the books will hopefully prove helpful with this.

I think that the weather is set to improve so fingers crossed for some sunshine in the coming week.

I look forward to seeing those of you that can make it when we zoom on Tuesday.

 

Be good. Keep learning. Keep smiling :-)

 

Lots of love,

Mrs Sims X

Reading Comprehension
SPAG
Maths
This week, I thought it would be good to revise our work on ratio. If you click on the White Rose Maths link below and go to 'Week 1', you will have 5 ratio lessons. Each lesson has a short presentation, with questions and answers, followed by an activity work sheet.
Science
Art

 

Create a pencil sketch of Charles Darwin. 

Writing / Topic
Task: To write a fact file about Charles Darwin. You could include: birth / death dates, place of birth, education, famous quotes, family (mother / father / siblings / wife / children), jobs, hobbies, strange eating habits... Get Googling! :-)
Home-Learning: Week Beginning 27th April 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

Welcome back to another fun week of home-learning! It was great to see you all when we Zoomed last week. I really enjoyed the quiz (great clue for the capital of Belgium, William!) and hearing what you have all been up to. If you weren't able to join us, please don't worry. We are now meeting every Tuesday and Friday at 10am.

 

Haven't we been lucky with this beautiful weather? Stuart, Tyler and I have enjoyed yet more lovely walks and cycles. We managed a 4 mile cycle along the Worth Way; Tyler's little legs were very tired by the end! We also had great fun camping in the garden, although we didn't get very much sleep! It is a good job that we are managing to get plenty of exercise because we are also doing a lot of baking (and eating!) of biscuits and cakes!

 

Thank you to those of you who have emailed work, I hope that my improvement prompts have been useful in helping to make your work even better! Please click on the rainbow link above, to see some of the fabulous work that your friends have completed.

 

Our new topic for this term is 'Darwin' so I have included some activities below, to help you find out a little bit about Darwin and why he was so important.

 

I mentioned during the Zoom, that, if you are going to Imberhorne, I need the names of three friends that you would like to have in your form group next year. Please email these to me and thank you if you have already done so. For those of you going to Sackville, I will let you know when I need your names.

 

As always, please email if you have any learning queries or if you just want to chat.

 

Be good, keep exercising, keep learning and keep smiling :-)

 

Best wishes,

Mrs Sims X

 

PSHE
Reading Comprehension
SPAG
Maths
I have given you some 'Fractions, Decimals and Percentages' work this week because I know it is a favourite of many of you (?!) and I think that it would be good for us to revise our learning of this topic. There may be some questions that are quite tricky so, if necessary, leave these out and move on. There is a lot here so please don't feel pressured to complete it all. Happy learning :-) 
Science
In connection with our 'Darwin' topic, we are going to start a new science topic: 'Living Things And Their Habitats'. 1 star = confidence booster. 2 star = have a go. 3 star = challenge champion.
Writing / Topic

Task: To begin to research and learn about Charles Darwin.

Watch / read the information below and write notes on what you have learnt about Charles Darwin. You will need your notes for future writing tasks.

Home-Learning: Week beginning 20th April 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

Hello! Welcome back! I hope that you are all well and that, despite the lock-down, you managed to have a good Easter break. Did the Easter Bunny visit? Tyler had a lovely chocolate dinosaur from the Easter Bunny which he is refusing to share with me! We have managed to enjoy some nice walks and a few cycle rides. Tyler is being very creative with his 'junk modelling' - my house is starting to look a little like a recycling centre! Argh!

 

I have organised two Zoom sessions a week from now on, 10am on Tuesdays and Fridays, so I look forward to chatting to you all then. I'm going to try and do a quiz, if we have time, during the Zoom sessions so could you please have a pencil / pen and paper to hand.

 

I have put this week's work on the website for you all. There is quite a lot here so please don't panic about trying to get it all completed. The spelling activity, writing and maths booklet could easily stretch into next week. With the maths, there may be sections that you have to leave out (if you haven't got a ruler - I hope you all have!) or change slightly, such as measuring something at home rather than at school, but even if you leave sections out, there will still be plenty to do!

 

As always, do as much work as you can but don't stress! You can do a lot of very valuable learning with your family: cooking, chatting, discussing what you see when you go for a walk, helping out at home and playing board games, to name just a few. It is important to get some exercise, stay healthy, support each other and enjoy family time.

 

If you have any questions about the learning or if you just want to chat, please email me. If you are able to Zoom, I shall see you soon.

 

Keep learning. Be good.

Mrs Sims X 

Reading Comprehension
English: Writing Task
SPAG
Maths
I have given you some 'area and perimeter' work this week. I know that you started this with Mrs Oliver but I don't think you managed to spend that long on this topic so I think this will be helpful. I've also added some Mathletics activities.
History - World War 2

Art Competition

See your design on the side of an ambulance!

Home-Learning: Week beginning 30th March 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

It was lovely to see lots of you at our Zoom meeting on Friday! For those of you that didn't manage to join us, it would be great to see you next Friday, at 10am. I hope that you have all had a good week and that you are managing to get a bit of fresh air and exercise as well as continuing with your learning. Tyler and I exercised with Joe Wicks last Monday and I could hardly move on the Tuesday; I think I should have worked harder in our weekly circuit training sessions!

 

Thank you to those of you who have emailed your letters from Olive, I really enjoyed reading them and the work was of a very high standard. Please use my comments to further edit and improve your letters and make them even better! For those of you that haven't emailed your letters, I would love to see them!

 

I have set some more work for next week and, as always, if you need any help, please don't hesitate to drop me an email. Emails don't have to be work related, if you just feel like a chat, then that would be lovely too. One of the tasks for this week, is to make a model spitfire, it would be great to see photos of these!

 

Have a good week. Take care. Be good. Keep learning!

Mrs Sims X

 

 

Reading Comprehension
English: Writing Task
SPAG
Maths
New topic: Statistics - if you can't print the booklet then, like last week, you can read the questions on screen and answer the questions on paper. When you have finished, mark your work and correct any questions that you got wrong :-)

I have also added a few Mathletics activities to recap your angles work from last week. Have fun! :-)

History - World War 2
Home-Learning: Week beginning 23rd March 2020

Dear Class 6,

 

I know that things seem a little crazy at the moment but try not to worry. You can email me anytime and I will try my best to reply as soon as I can. Keep learning your spellings and practising those times tables. I have put work below for you to do this week but don't stress, do as much as you can but don't panic if you don't get it all completed. If you have any problems, just drop me an email and I will do my best to help. Try to do some exercise every day; Joe Wicks is doing a live PE session at 9am each morning - I shall think of you all as I leap around my lounge with Tyler! Don't worry about the SATs, I know some of you will be disappointed (and some of you will be thrilled!) but it is better that we all stay safe. I know how hard you have all been working, how fabulous you are and how much progress you have made so far this year, I don't need you to do your SATs to tell me that! Keep washing your hand, be good, stay safe and drop me an email if you want help or a chat.

 

Love from Mrs Sims X

Science - The Spectacular Colour Spectrum!
English: Writing Task

A letter from Olive to her Mother (Letters From The Lighthouse)

Maths
Check Mathletics to see if you have any set tasks
Continue our work on angles - if you can't print the booklet then you can read the questions on screen and answer the questions on paper. When you have finished, mark your work and correct any questions that you got wrong :-)
PE!

Please find some home-learning suggestions below:

https://myminimaths.co.uk/ Great for maths, especially good for arithmetic! Try to do your 5 in 5 each day!

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/ Free to join with some great maths and SPAG activities

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf Keep learning those spellings! You'll have to scroll down on the linked page to get to the statutory year 5 & 6 spellings

https://uk.ixl.com/ Great for Maths and SPAG 

Times Tables! - Draw yourself a times tables grid, keep practising!

Don't forget Mathletics (do the subjects you need to work on, not those that you find easy! Test your arithmetic speed with Live Mathletics) and your revision guides.

We haven't yet had the chance to finish our Properties of Shape or Statistics learning - check these topics out in your revision books and on Mathletics.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ A wealth of resources, including SATs Survival activities (Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS)

Keep learning! Love from Mrs Sims X

During science, Class 6 have been investigating how light travels. We had great fun trying to direct a light beam through small holes, in three pieces of card. We discovered that when the holes were not completely aligned, the light could not reach the paper behind the cards because light travels in straight lines.

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