Gloucester Road Primary School

Gloucester Road
Nursery & Primary School

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Welcome to Year 6! 

The Year 6 Team are Miss Pepperell, Miss Duffy and Mrs Pandula

Here is our class blog: https://blog.seesaw.me/year6grps

 To get in touch email year6@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk 

 

18.05.2020

Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a lovely weekend :) 

 

Your two extracts to choose from this week are from:

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar and Varjak Paw by S.F Said

Have a look at both activities and challenge yourselves appropriately. I have recorded the texts for you if you would like to listen and follow at the same time :) 

Challenge 1,There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, is here

 

 

Challenge 2, Varjak Paw by S.F Said, is here

I have added subtraction Maths lesson onto the Maths page for parents/carers to have a look at with children. The video covers 3 different objectives so please do not feel the need to watch the entire thing all in one go! It is there as a guideline only and was made for children to look at if they are struggling or need a refresher on strategies and methods used within addition only. 

Please look out for e-mails regarding leavers hoodies as of today. I will send a text out as well. Any problems, please e-mail me at Year6@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk

Love Miss Pepperell

11.05.2020

Good morning! I hope you managed to get out in the sunshine this weekend!  

 

Your two extracts to choose from this week are from:

Street Child by Berlie Doherty and The Bluest of Blue by Fiona Robinson

Have a look at both activities and challenge yourselves appropriately. I have recorded the texts for you if you would like to listen and follow at the same time :) 

Challenge 1, Street Child by Berlie Doherty, is here

 

 

Challenge 2, The Bluest of Blue by Fiona Robinson, is here

I have added an addition Maths lesson onto the Maths page for parents/carers to have a look at with children. The video covers 4 different objectives so please do not feel the need to watch the entire thing all in one go! It is there as a guideline only and was made for children to look at if they are struggling or need a refresher on strategies and methods used within addition only. 

I will be e-mailing all parents and carers soon about leavers hoodies :) How exciting!

Love Miss Pepperell

 

05.05.2020

Hello hello! I hope you are all well and had a great weekend. 

 

Your two extracts to choose from this week are from:

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell and Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister

Have a look at both activities and challenge yourselves appropriately. I have recorded the texts for you if you would like to listen and follow at the same time :) 

Challenge , Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, is here

 

 

Challenge 2, Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister, is here

 

 

Art and Crafts

Here are some lovely websites that give you lots of art and crafts activities if this is of interest to you :) 

Tate Kids – draw, create, quizzes and games:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

 

Draw with Rob:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

 

Daily art and craft activities:

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ideas/kids/kids-craft-club---week-5

 

The 10 best virtual tours of art galleries and museums:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours

 

How to draw 32 animals using your hand as the outline!

https://www.facebook.com/simpleentertainer/videos/2579314345440652/?v=2579314345440652&external_log_id=584438aee0f463a98be6ee8393618c15&q=drawing%20animals%20with%20hands

 

Keep sending me photos of your activities and e-mail me with any questions/queries or worries or if you would like a chat in general :)

 

Year6@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk

 

Love from Miss Pepperell

 

 

27.04.2020

Hello! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy the sunshine a little bit! 

This week, I have two texts for you to choose from and some activities that you can do on paper at home. You can choose to do this instead of or, if you wish, as well as the online home learning activities mentioned last week. 

As per last week, there are two challenges. There is a voice recording of both texts if you would like to listen and follow at the same time. 

Challenge 1 is here

 

Challenge 2 is here

 

 

As ever, if there are any problems or questions, please e-mail me on the year 6 e-mail address. Please continue to send in photos of the children doing their activities :) If you are struggling with the work and want some alternative ideas then I am always here to help!

Have a lovely week

Love from Miss Pepperell

20.04.2020

Hello! I hope you all enjoyed a very different Easter Break. Thank goodness the weather has been so lovely! I managed to get out and enjoy it during my daily exercise and I hope that you did too :) 

This would be the start of summer term and so we have some additional activities that you can follow at home from two different websites. 

Ideally, you would complete one Maths lesson, one English lesson and one foundation task per day. 

The first website is called Oak national academy

This website provides an online classroom. Once there, you can click on schedule and choose year 6. This will direct you to your daily three lessons of Maths, English and a foundation subject.

The lessons involve videos and powerpoint presentations that you can watch and read, followed by a task to complete. 

If you find the work too challenging, of course have a look at the other year group lessons :) 

Click here for a guide to using the Oak national academy website :) 

The second website is BBC Bitesize

This website also provides daily lessons and from this page you choose year 6/p7

From here you can choose the daily English, Maths and foundation task which gives you your lesson objective, followed by short videos explaining the objective. Then you can practice, and complete some activities. 

Again, if the work is too challenging, please take a look at the other lessons on the website for different year groups. 

Click here for a guide to using the BBC bitesize website

 

You are welcome to use both websites, but if you begin with Monday Maths lesson from the BBC Bitesize lesson, make sure you complete all the Maths lessons for that week from the same website. This is because the lessons are sequenced relevantly on a week by week basis. 

I have e-mailed all parents with this information.  

Reading

Reading activities for this week:

Challenge 1 is here

Challenge 2 is here

 

Pictures of children completing any of these tasks as well as any other activities they have done at home are of course welcome (but not essential). As ever, I would love to see what you have been getting up to :)

Year6@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk

Take care and speak to you soon!

Love Miss Pepperell

 

7.04.2020 

Hello! I hope you are all OK and enjoying what would normally be the Easter holidays!

New Reading activities

I have some reading activities for you try every week. You read the extract and there are activities for you to do following the reading. There are different levels so have a look and challenge yourselves appropriately. I will generally upload one activity per week :) 

Challenge 1 is here 

Challenge 2 is here 

 

Writing activities

I would really recommend writing a diary. I have started doing this and have found it very calming. I have included some recipes in my diary and funny conversations that I have had on the phone. Maybe you could write about the different activities that you have been doing at home. 

You could write a letter to a family member that isn't with you or a friend. 

Write a poem

Write a story

Make a poster advertising a household item (you could make this very comical)

Create a story book for younger children

 

Maths 

I have subscribed to a website called Sumdog which has lots of Maths activities and challenges. I have a log in and password for each of you so if you would like to access this, please e-mail me on Year6@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk and I can send you your details :)

 

The Spelling and Maths Shed should now be working again. If there are any issues please e-mail me.

 

Otherwise, I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend and I will speak to you all soon.

I miss you all

 

School Closure Message from Miss Pepperell

Hello my lovely year 6 class. I am so sad that I am unable to continue teaching you and I will miss you all every day. During this time, I hope that you are able to enjoy being at home and that you keep yourselves safe. 

Whilst you are at home, it is important that you keep your brains and bodies active by following the timetable that Mrs Fletcher has provided. This link gives you the timetable.

Those of you with SATS workbooks could also work through those! 

Here is the link to the website for online learning - it gives you daily tasks and projects to complete :)

https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/

There are downloadable worksheets on the below websites if you happen to have access to a printer and paper. Or you could complete the activities on a piece of paper whilst looking at the screen.

https://twinkl.co.uk/

Whiterose maths has a fantastic home learning page for all year groups where units of work are explained, then there are activities you can do. See link below.

                                   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Please make sure you do lots and lots of reading! We could have a competition to see who has read the most books! Keep going on TTRockstars and Numbots too. 

 

Spelling and Maths Shed

I have created accounts for every pupil to log on to a website called EdShed which has two elements to it - a Spelling and Maths Shed. There will be an activity for spelling  each week. Children can explore the maths section as they wish to. It would be great if pupils could do 5 spelling sessions over the week. The website can be found by clicking here.

You can find your child's login and password by clicking here. Please ensure children log in to their account only.

There is a parent guide which talks you through the activities. Click here to find it.

 

Extra Activities

Maths

There are lots of fun maths games on the website TopMarks (Click here for the link).

There are also lots of online and printable maths games on the website Nrich (Click here for the link).

PE

I have been taking part in PE with Joe Wicks every morning Monday - Friday. It is a great way to get energised for your day!

Click here to find his youtube channel 

 

 

Please keep smiling through this tough time. I miss you lots.

 

 

Year 6 Homework

Reading: Year 6 children need to read for 15 minutes five times a week. Children can fill their reading record out themselves but they must get it signed by an adult to earn their raffle ticket to be entered into our Reading Prize Draw. 

English: Year 6 children need to spend a minimum of 15 minutes every week at home on Read Theory. It is a great site for improving their comprehension skills. If they would like to spend longer than this on the website then they are more than welcome to! They have written their log in details at the back of their Reading Records.

https://readtheory.org/auth/login


Maths: Year 6 will need to complete Studio Practice 10 times and Garage 5 times each week at home, this will take them approximately 15 minutes. If they would like to practice more than this they are more than welcome to! They have written their log in details at the back of their Reading Records.

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

Spellings in Year 6

Here is an overview of the Year 6 spellings. Children should also be able to spell the Year 6 Common Exception Words. 

Year 6 Spelling Lists 

Autumn 1 and Autumn 2

Spring 1 and Spring 2

Summer 1 and Summer 2

Year 5 and 6 Common Exception Words