Kingfisher Class wc 13th July

Goodness – who would have believed that we have reached the final week of primary school for you all and that it be so unlike any last week we have ever known! There are many things we would have liked to have done with you all, but we hope that you will leave us with happy memories and are looking forward to your new high school lives.

As any last week should, this one looks a bit different – we want to concentrate on transition activities rather than lots of English and Maths, although there is some of that to do too.

Transition Tasks

Class blog – we may not be able to say goodbye in the usual way, but why not sent a post to the class to say your farewells and wish everyone good luck. It would be lovely to see a message from every single one of you!

Crucial Crew– normally all the Y6 children in the county are invited to an event at Easton College where they are given lots of really useful advice and go through different scenarios to help keep you safe as you move on to high school. This year they have made a virtual event for you which you can access here:

www.norfolk.gov.uk/crucialcrew

There is also an excellent website set up by UEA which has a video and then a booklet to help you get ready for secondary school. I really recommend it!

https://everwondered.uea.ac.uk/resource/young-person/year-6/my-journey-to-secondary-school?theme=green&category=4&type=&term=&fbclid=IwAR2kyHQyAMawRdn9l6rb5xhHTgQP14wpmAD4_N30mmVnl422kotNBtYlMVQ

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The British Library have a website packed with ideas that may spark your interest, and you could check them out over the summer holidays if you fancied something different to do. It includes things like making miniature books, creative comic book characters and writing your own nonsense directory. It really is worth a look.

https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books/themes/all-activities

Physical Activity – don’t forget to keep your physical health up in all the weeks you have over the holidays. Now that we can go out a bit more, and especially now that playgrounds are open again – why not venture out and get yourselves fit on the monkey bars etc?

In terms of transition – have a look at your high school’s information – what are you going to need for PE kit? Think about how you are going to get organised and remember to pack it and have it in school on the right days? Life will be different in high school – you probably won’t be able to leave it in school all the time and you definitely can’t expect parents to be dropping it off if you forget it!!

English and Maths   

 

This week we are not setting daily plans –

  • for maths there is a booklet based on organizing a cake sale (another thing we would have been doing earlier this term!!). There are lots of practical problems to work through based on the whole of the Y6 maths curriculum – you do need to work in order as you need the answers to some questions to answer later ones.

Don’t forget that you have your CGP revision and workbooks for maths and English if there are areas that you are not sure on, it’s worth trying to do a little bit over the summer to make sure you are well prepared for September – so this week, go through and make a note of any topics you are unsure of and come up with a plan of action!

English/Transition

Day 1

  • I would like you all to write a letter to the incoming Year 6 which I can share with them next term. It should be a general letter to all the class, and in it I would like you to think about what might be important for them to know as they start their final year at Primary School. Go on to Purple Mash and go to the 2Dos to find a template where you can write and save your letter 😊
  • Choose a service from the Crucial Crew website listed above and explore some of their activities.

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  • Art –

You have achieved so much at Wicklewood and now it is time to reflect upon what makes you proud. Why not create a “Wheel of achievements” that displays your proudest moments? You can label each section with subject names eg. Maths, PE but also things like “Friendship” or “Hobbies.” Draw a picture or write a sentence in each section to show what you are proud of.

Day 2

There are some really useful videos to look at. You might like to see what it is like to be at Primary school and moving up, and then move on to the Secondary school ones. Don’t forget – if you feel anxious that is quite normal!

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  • Make a comic strip

Some of your best memories will be silly ones that make you giggle, some of them might be in our leavers book. Why not make an amusing comic strip of a funny moment from your school journey. Include thought bubbles and speech bubbles to bring it to life. Use bold colours.

  • Do the website scavenger hunt (see attached sheet)

Day 3

  • Choose a couple more of the Crucial Crew services to look at.
  • If you haven’t finished the Maths work, do some more on that, and also have another look at BBC Bitesize.
  • If you are worried about moving up to Secondary School Childline have some good ideas to help you feel more at ease:

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/ask-sam/school-college-and-work-asksam/secondary/

Day 4

  • Choose a couple more of the Crucial Crew services. These are so important and really interesting!

  • Bucket list

Not only is it important to value your past achievements, but also to set yourself some new goals. Why not create a “bucket list” of things that you want to achieve in your first year of Secondary School. This could include points such as making new friends; taking the bus to school by yourself etc.

There might also be some things you want to achieve in the holidays before you start. Learning to tie a tie,

baking a cake; completing the Summer Reading Challenge etc. etc.

  • Also look at the video on Young Minds which is what it is like for children when they move up to High School.

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/find-your-feet-transitioning-to-secondary-school/

Day 5

  • Coming together to celebrate the end of Year 6 is an important time in your life. We are going to miss you next year! Your Leavers’ book will have some happy memories to share. Can you add something to our Blog to share with your classmates? We hope that some of you will be able to get together in a socially distanced way over the summer holidays.
  • Look at the Day 5 Transition PowerPoint attached from the PHSE Association. Use the sheet of resources to record your answers.
  • Take a well-earned rest after all your hard work this term!

Please come back and see us next year when it is safe to do so 😊

Have Fun – it should be a good week. Happy learning!

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Finally, a note for your parents. Thank you so much for supporting your children at home with their learning, and also in keeping them active and – most important of all – HAPPY. It has been such a difficult time and we are very grateful for all that you do for them.

Normally in school we would be doing activities to remind children about Staying Safe Online. If you would like some tips on how to speak to your child about this, please go to:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

It’s a good, trustworthy site has some very useful ideas and guidelines.

Also at this time, we would normally have covered Puberty in order to ready the children for High School. As we have not been able to do this, I have attached some guidance and a PowerPoint from the PHSE Association which you may like to use to tackle this important subject at home.

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Kingfisher Class wc 29th June

This week Mrs Smith will be putting together your end of year book – she has to get it to the publishers by Wednesday lunchtime so if you have got any amendments we’ve asked you to do or you haven’t sent it in at all yet, please do this as your first task on Monday. If we don’t have it in time, we simply can’t include it and that would be a real shame.

Michael Rosen – remember the poem we did last week “These are the Hands” that Michael Rosen wrote about the NHS? I read this morning that he is now out of hospital having recovered from Coronavirus. Good news indeed! 😊

Daily/Regular Tasks

TT ROCKSTARS – don’t stop practising your tables – I can see that only 29% of you have been on the site in the last week – I know you think you know them, but it is the speed as well as the knowledge that makes the difference. We can all run, but unless we train, we’ll never be athletes and it’s the same with our tables! Looking at the school statistics, we’ve only got one person in the top ten in the school – I’m sure we should and could be up there!!

Thank you all of you who are doing Purple Mash activities, over half of you are. Do have a look they are fun, especially the lunch menu!

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The website Read for Good has lots of ideas of things you can look at for Parents and Children alike. It is packed with good ideas. Check it out!

https://readforgood.org/reading-inspiration/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2foareadathon.ctml2.com%2foa_readathonlz%2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CG+Read+for+Good+Newsletter+June+-+July+2020+(Schools)&utm_term=Keep+calm+and+carry+on+reading!&utm_content=110793

Writing – I would rather you concentrated on getting your autobiographical piece finished by Wednesday at the latest!

Spelling –

There is a new Spelling 2Do revising some more words you have learnt. Due 6th July. There is also a sheet attached as a PDF where you can practise the words you have been learning so far this term! It is good to see that more of you are doing these spelling activities, let’s have even more of you!

Physical Activity – Don’t forget that if you are in school you will be doing some physical activity. It’s up to you what activity you do at home, but it is important to keep a routine going. Rather than setting PE for you each week, try to join in with the Joe Wicks live school workout sessions.  Google PE with Joe.

Also if you look at Day 1 of English there are two dance move videos, and you could practise them instead!

If you want to try something a bit energetic this week, try this Muay Thai martial arts work out!

https://primarypeplanning.com/home-pe-mini-muay-thai/

English and Maths

To give your child a set of fully planned and accessible tasks to do at home, we are recommending Hamilton Trust’s website.  They have a daily lesson for both English and Maths for Year 6.   There are five lessons for each subject and there are different levels of challenge in them – just click on the link below –

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/ Then scroll down to the “From our blog” feature and you will find the “Learning at Home Packs” picture – click on that to find the plans for your child.

You will need to click on Maths Learning Pack Week 12 and English Learning Pack Week XX to download the materials for this week.

Don’t forget that you have your CGP revision and workbooks for maths and English – if you are finding any of the Hamilton Tasks a bit difficult, go back and have a look at that section in these.

Maths – Week 12 Hamilton plans:

This week, we are reminding ourselves of fractions, decimals and percentages and then looking at number sequences. As always – read through all the worksheets and challenges to find a level of work that is right for you.

Make sure you go through the PowerPoint on Monday – it has good explanations to listen to. Remember to use a place value chart to help you convert fractions to decimals.

On Tuesday you are going to find percentages of amounts – this video is a good reminder of how to find simple percentages and then use them to calculate more difficult ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QKc5bZPLv0

Wednesday is a reminder on multiplying fractions – don’t panic – this is the easiest thing to do with them! Don’t forget to simplify your answer if you can. For a really good challenge, make sure you tackle the investigation at the end.

On Thursday you are finding missing numbers in a sequence. Watch out for those that use decimals, fractions or negative numbers. Make sure you do the last sheet – “Check your understanding”.

Friday asks you to find the “nth” term (the rule) in a number sequence – for that you need to work out the formula. Have a look at this video to remind you of the steps you need to go through to find out the rule – follow the steps carefully and you will succeed – the great thing is that you can pause and rewind if you need to go through it again! https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/20/the-nth-term-for-linear-sequences/

Don’t forget you have squared paper in your maths book so you can draw grids to work on in those.

If you want to try an algebra puzzle or two try these: https://nrich.maths.org/10344 or https://nrich.maths.org/13274

If you are stuck – click the Getting Started tab and it will give you something to help you off the starting blocks!

English Week 12 Hamilton Plans

Before you start this week’s English, please note that if you have been sent your autobiography extract to amend, you MUST do this as well by Weds lunchtime or you will miss the deadline to be printed in our Leaver’s Book!

Day 1

One Peak do 1 and 2. Two Peaks do 1 and 2. Three Peaks do 1, and all of 3. But for all of you your PE workout on Monday could be the dance moves. Should be great fun.

Day 2

One Peak do 1 and 2. Two Peaks do 1,2 and Question 1 Saturn V Stages. Three Peaks do 1,2,3 and Funtime Extra if you like.

Day 3

One Peak do Question 1 and read first article about Skateboarding: How to Get Started and annotate that. Also choose one article from Question 2 and answer questions on it. Two Peaks do 1 and 2 but answer questions on 2 or more articles. Three Peaks do all 1,2 with all four articles and question 3 if you want to.

Day 4

One Peak Do Question 1 and rewrite Extract 1 in Question 2. Two Peaks Do Question 1 and all of Question 2 and Question 3. Three Peaks do Questions 1,2,3 and create a fact file about modern-day Egypt. How does it compare with when you learnt about the Ancient Egyptians?

Day 5

One Peak do Question 1 and talk to an adult or older sibling about what you thought. Can you do a few examples for Question 2? Two Peak do Question 1 and 2. Three Peaks do questions 1,2 and 3. The Fun Time Extra is suitable for anybody who would like to do it.

Happy learning! 😊

Kingfisher Class wc 22nd June

Week Commencing 22nd June

This week your work will include a really important task for English – this is an opportunity for your work to be immortalized in an end of year book that everyone in the class will get. The key thing here is to be really aware of the deadline and push yourself to meet it.

We hope you are watching the welcome videos each week – this week they have important extra information about the tasks we are setting.

Please also have a look at the class blog – people are posting and it would be really nice if we could get a bit more activity on there so that you can stay in touch in another way.

We understand that some of your high schools are also setting you work and you may wish to priortise this for your home learning. That is completely acceptable if you are finding it hard to juggle what you are being set. If you are coming into school on a Thursday and Friday however, you will need to have looked at the maths and English for the first three days of that week so that you can do the tasks for the days you are in school.

Daily/Regular Tasks

TT ROCKSTARS – Looking at your statistics, I can see that about half of you have accessed TT Rockstars since half term – please don’t let this slip. The tables that cause you the most difficulties are mostly the 7s and 8s so let’s have a real push on those!

Reading-

As mentioned last week, If you aren’t already a member join your local library and you can read lots of eBooks. See the link below:

https://norfolk.overdrive.com/library/childrens

The annual Summer Reading Challenge is also taking place online this year, see below. Even if you don’t want to take part the website is worth checking out. They have a section called “Find a Read” and you may like “Book Sorter to get some ideas of what to read. There are also links to eBooks and other websites to help you find books even when the Library is closed!

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As we are looking at writing an autobiographical piece about ourselves, you may like to look at Espresso KS2 English – Life Stories to look at some video biographies of famous people. With all the news about Black Lives Matter, we recommend the videos about Nelson Mandela. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_life_stories/index.html?source=subject-English-KS2-English-Resource%20types

Writing – I would rather you concentrated on getting your autobiographical piece done this week!

Spelling –

There is a new Spelling 2Do revising some words you have learnt. Due 29th June. There is also a sheet attached as a PDF where you can practise the words you have been learning so far this term!

Physical Activity – Don’t forget that if you are in school you will be doing some physical activity. It’s up to you what activity you do at home, but it is important to keep a routine going. Rather than setting PE for you each week, try to join in with the Joe Wicks live school workout sessions.  Google PE with Joe.

This week for a change why not have a look at: https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness -There are lots of 5 – 10 minute workouts based round book characters and superheroes – from Elsa and Harry Potter through to Jedi knights – pick one that interests you!

English and Maths   

 

To give your child a set of fully planned and accessible tasks to do at home, we are recommending Hamilton Trust’s website.  They have a daily lesson for both English and Maths for Year 6.   This week you only need to follow these plans for Maths – English looks a bit different this week so make sure you read the information for the English really carefully as it is time-critical.

 

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/ Then scroll down to the “From our blog” feature and you will find the “Learning at Home Packs ” picture – click on that to find the plans for your child.

NUMBER 1 PRIORITY this week – English – see the attached sheets.

You will need to click on Maths Learning Pack Week 11 download the materials for this week

Don’t forget that you have your CGP revision and workbooks for maths and English – if you are finding any of the Hamilton Tasks a bit difficult, go back and have a look at that section in these.

Maths – Week 11 Hamilton plans:

This week, the emphasis is on long and short multiplication and division with some nice work on scale factors and predicting patterns.

Monday – don’t forget to estimate what your answers will be – this will help you hugely!

Tuesday – I’ve set you a 2do on Purplemash to do with scale factors to go alongside today’s lesson.

Wednesday – you can use your maths to create amazing patterns – today you are going to be investigating the patterns created by using your tables. The lesson uses a 24 point circle but if you want to make a really gorgeous pattern I have given you materials do to one using a 60 point circle as well. I’d love to see some examples of what you have done – don’t forget you can email us a copy of what you’ve done – kingfishers@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk .

Thursday – today asks you to investigate some special numbers – there are lots of level of challenge so pick ones that suit you to begin with and then stretch yourself a bit too! If you need reminding about digital roots there is a sheet for you to have a look at.

Friday – today you will be exploring Pythagorus’ Theorum – don’t worry, it sounds complicated but it isn’t really. If you are not sure about square numbers, just remind yourself by watching this video first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63qQOYbZS0g You might find it useful to have a calculator today and you WILL need a ruler!

Don’t forget you have squared paper in your maths book so you can draw grids to work on in those.

If you want to see the simple patterns the 1 – 12x tables make have a go at this: https://nrich.maths.org/86 I’ve included a 12 point circle sheet for you to work on.

Happy learning! 😊