Hello Year 6.
We hope you are all doing ok and are staying safe. It has been pleasing to see so many of you remembering to read and do your quizzes on Accelerated Reader. Please continue to do these, as well as practicing your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars!
We have provided you with lots of maths activities to do – lots of revision activities and we have introduced a new concept as part of statistics – finding the mean, median, mode and range. They aren’t too tricky to understand once you get your head around them! We have also provided some SATs-type test question for you to have a go at.
There are three weeks’ worth of English units to work through, based on Harry Potter and The Highwayman. We have also given you some EGPS activities to try and also lots and lots of reading comprehension activities – some of them are based on Holes that we were reading in school.
Please please please, continue to read – reading is so important! Read to your siblings, your parents, your pets, FaceTime members of your family and read to them – they will love it! You could even write a book review or recommendation of a good book you have read to share with your friends or even with your teachers. To quote J.K. Rowling, “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”
Please also continue to practise the Year 5 and 6 spelling list words – these can be found on the school website.
In school, we were learning about the USA. Can you write a balanced argument about two of the USA’s most iconic places – New York City and California? We have provided you with some information about both places - facts, images and videos. Use this, as well as your own research and knowledge, to produce a balanced argument to answer the question
“Where is the best place to live – New York City or California?”
We have provided you with a WAGOLL balanced argument to pick apart and help you in terms of structure and features, use it wisely!
Those of you who can, keep up-to-date with the school Twitter page (@mead_vale) for some fun, daily Twitter challenges for you to take part in. Also, this time could be a great opportunity for you to learn some new skills around the house! Bake some cakes, cut the grass, help your parents check the oil on the car or learn how to change a tyre, do some gardening, etc.
And of course – please remember to stay active! Take part in Joe Wicks’ morning workouts, use the video that Woodpeckers’ class made with Mr Molland, go for a walk with your family, do some exercise in the garden – it is really, really important that you stay active!.
Remember, the next two weeks are supposed to be the Easter holidays – even if you only do small amounts of work, you are doing amazing!
Read, exercise, be kind, and be safe. We are so proud of all of you.
Please don’t feel under pressure to do everything. Be kind to yourselves as well, we aren’t expecting to you to do everything. Make sure they read, make sure they are active and do whatever you are able to do. We are here to help you with anything that we can but the most important thing for you to focus on is staying safe and staying happy J.
The Year 6 team.