Homework: Week beginning Monday 19th October

Homework

This week is a little different as we have a small assessment week at school to help us create a baseline for our year.

Topic: Survival Guide  This work should be completed by Thursday 22nd October

Maths

Complete the quizzes which has been set on Maths Shed involving factors, square and cube numbers and BIDMAS. Please use Maths Shed games to practise your timestables too.

Reading

We have been getting to know your child and their reading over the past few weeks. We have already sent home their pink reading journals to record minimum of 3 individual reads and a weekly reading task (listed on the front cover). We will be listening to your child read in class as part of our daily Book Talk sessions. Reading records are collected in every Wednesday. These will be handed out every Thursday.

Timestables

Timestables are so important for your children to know all by heart. Please use the different games to practise your timestables.  We will be testing times tables after half term so please can the children practise regularly.

Spellings

Mondays: New spellings will be taught in class with Mrs Kovach and the new weekly lists posted in our spellings page on here or in the children’s portfolios. An assignment to match the spelling rule will be posted in Spelling Shed.
Friday: Mrs Hillidge and Mrs Beard will test the children in class.

Homework: Week Beginning12th October

Homework

This week is a little different as we have a small assessment week at school to help us create a baseline for our year.

Topic: Survival Guide

We are beginning our new book – The Explorer in class this week.. In class we will be reading the first 4 chapters of the book and I will be adding videos of me reading these online to support those who are self isolating. The children will have completed some reseach and collected words and phrases about the Amazon jungle.

I would like the children to design a ‘Survival Guide’ for the 4 characters who are now stranded in the middle of the jungle. The guide will need to help the children to build a shelter, find safe food, drinkable water, ideas to help a rescue, tools they might need to make, animals/insects they should be aware of or avoid. The guide might include diagrams, instructions, pictures either drawn or from the computer. The guide can be completed by computer and emailed to me or they could complete on plain paper. There are ideas and information in the chapters too.

I will be talking about and setting this task to the class this Wednesday. This work should be completed by Thursday 22nd October

Reading

We have been getting to know your child and their reading over the past few weeks. We have already sent home their pink reading journals to record minimum of 3 individual reads and a weekly reading task (listed on the front cover). We will be listening to your child read in class as part of our daily Book Talk sessions. Reading records are collected in every Wednesday. These will be handed out every Thursday.

Timestables

Timestables are so important for your children to know all by heart. I have assigned timetable practise (on Maths Shed) to those children who are working on specific areas. We will be testing times tables every Wednesday.

Spellings

Mondays: New spellings will be taught in class with Mrs Kovach and the new weekly lists posted in our spellings page on here or in the children’s portfolios. An assignment to match the spelling rule will be posted in Spelling Shed.
Friday: Mrs Hillidge and Mrs Beard will test the children in class.

Homework: Week beginning 28th September

Homework

We have been busy trying to organise a homework system which follows our COVID guidelines and allows us to set work which can support the children with their learning.

Maths:

Complete set assignment posted on EDshed (Maths Shed) which supports our work in class. We have been completing work involving long multiplication methods. This work will be set on Thursday and should be completed by Monday

Reading

We have been getting to know your child and their reading over the past few weeks. We have already sent home their pink reading journals to record minimum of 3 individual reads and a weekly reading task (listed on the front cover). We will be listening to your child read in class as part of our daily Book Talk sessions. Reading records are collected in every Wednesday. These will be handed out every Thursday.

Times tables

Times tables are so important for your children to know by heart. We will be testing times tables every Wednesday.

Spellings

Mondays: New spellings will be taught in class with Mrs Kovach and the new weekly lists posted in our spellings page on here or in the children’s portfolios. An assignment to match the spelling rule will be posted in Spelling Shed.
Friday: Mrs Hillidge and Mrs Beard will test the children in class.

Week Beginning: Monday 28th September

Week Beginning: Monday 28th September

Maths: We have set you a quiz on Maths Shed. The quiz and questions will involve long multiplication formal methods and times tables practise. This will be set: Thursday 1st October. Please complete by next Monday.

Harvest: We will be holding our virtual harvest online for everyone to watch tomorrow. Our class will be leading the service and each have roles to play. We will be sending home the harvest song lyrics to learn this week please.

Usual weekly tasks: Reading (and task), Spelling Shed and Times tables

Reading

We have been getting to know your child and their reading over the past few weeks. We have already sent home their pink reading journals to record minimum of 3 individual reads and a weekly reading task (listed on the front cover). We will be listening to your child read in class as part of our daily Book Talk sessions. Reading records are collected in every Wednesday. These will be handed out every Thursday.

Times tables

Times tables are so important for your children to know by heart. We will be testing times tables every Wednesday.

Spellings

Mondays: New spellings will be taught in class with Mrs Kovach and the new weekly lists posted in our spellings page on here or in the children’s portfolios. An assignment to match the spelling rule will be posted on Spelling Shed every Monday.

Friday: Mrs Hillidge and Mrs Beard will test the children in class.

Homework: Thursday 17th September

Homework

We have been busy trying to organise a homework system which follows our COVID guidelines and allows us to set work which can support the children with their learning.

Maths: How many questions can you complete in 10 minutes? 5 minutes?

We would like you to practise these maths facts. We understand that you might not remember some of these so it is fine to talk to a member of your family or look the answer up so you have correct answers to practise with.
Knowing some of these facts quickly will help you with your maths in class too. We will be completing these and similar ones regularly in class to quicken your recall.

Homework – maths

Homework – Mrs Beard’s Group

EdShed and IDL

All children have been given copies of their logins and passwords to our online Spelling, Reading and Maths programmes. EdShed is Spelling and Maths Shed online access and leagues for the children to complete and compete in. I will assign a spelling and maths task each week to support their work in school and will use this platform if children are needing remote learning.

IDL is a programme we use with all the children in class which assesses each child’s reading, spelling and numeracy abilities before producing an individualised support programme for everyone to practise both at home and school.

Reading

We have been getting to know your child and their reading over the past few weeks. We have already sent home their pink reading journals to record minimum of 3 individual reads and a weekly reading task (listed on the front cover). We will be listening to your child read in class as part of our daily Book Talk sessions. Reading records are collected in every Wednesday. These will be handed out every Thursday.

Times tables

Times tables are so important for your children to know by heart. We will be testing times tables every Wednesday.

Spellings

Mondays: New spellings will be taught in class with Mrs Kovach and the new weekly lists posted in our spellings page on here or in the children’s portfolios. An assignment to match the spelling rule will be posted in Spelling Shed.

Friday: Mrs Hillidge and Mrs Beard will test the children in class.

Homework for Monday 14th

Homework: Applying to become our new prefects

We have spoken to you in class today about the roles of Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects in our school this year. For homework, we have asked you to write a letter for apply of one of the roles above.

You will might want to think about the following things:

  • you are writing to Mrs Williams.
  • you could give us a reasons why you would make a good head boy/head girl or prefect and give examples to back up each of these reasons.
  • you could give us some examples of why your personality might be an asset.
  • what changes might you make or what would you like to try and do in your role
  • ideas how we might create a new or adapted role for headboy/girl and prefects in light of the changes to how we do things in school
  • the layout and neatness of your letter

We are really looking forward to reading them!

To be handed in: Wednesday 16th September

Our final week as Year 6

So here we are…. your final week at Baschurch Primary School. We are so sorry you haven’t had the same final privileges, experiences or trips but you have made history! Not only do you have the coolest Leaver’s Jumper year (2020), you have been the heroes and the history makers that will always be remembered. We are so excited to take part in our Virtual Leaver’s Service on Wednesday – its going to be an emotional one!

 

This week you are going to be hearing lots of stories, sharing memories and looking forwards to your next milestone – starting secondary school. Before we get there, we just wanted to take a minute and say a huge thank you! Thank you for being brave, for being strong and for being so mature when the world has changed for all of us and you have seen things you have been looking forward to for so long change, be postponed and cancelled. Every single one of you have been amazing, swallowing the disappointment, keeping your chins up and carrying on.

 

Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and effort to try and  continue your education ‘online’ for the past 4 months. Last September we made plans, set targets and aimed high – none of you disappointed us or did not fulfil the hopes and standards we set for you – you have soared!

 

We could not be more proud of a our Year 6 class and you will always be a special year group to us –  with so many good memories, giggles and achievements to treasure. So thank you for making this year one we will never forget as your teachers!

 

We have plenty to say about you as the week goes on and hope you enjoy this very special week and you feel celebrated and appreciated by the whole school as only a Year 6 class can or should!

 

Mrs Kovach, Mrs Hillidge and Mrs Beard

For now, we do have some work for you to complete, we are going to carry on as normal (for now)

Maths

1)  Complete/choose the correct date and which level you want to choose.  Bronze is the easiest and Platinum is the hardest! (Challenge yourself – think which one you should be trying, we should have sent you a suggested level for you to try but you are very welcome to try above) https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

2) Complete today’s White Rose task – Geometry  – Week 1 – Lesson 1 – Area and Perimeter

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Monday 13th July

Lesson 1 – Draw nets of 3D shapes

Tuesday 14th July

Lesson 2 – Circles

Wednesday 15th July

Lesson 3 – Read and interpret pie charts

Thursday 16th July

Lesson 4 – The mean

Other Curriculum Areas

Reading –

Design a missing person’s poster

  • What information needs to be included in a poster
  • How would Michael be described?
  • What evidence can you find to support your findings?
  • Refer to Missing Poster Worksheet

History –

Our final visit to Mexico and the Ancient Mayan. This week we are studying the Mayan writing system.

  1. First read the presentation, each activity is listed below to be completed.

 #Lesson Presentation Maya Writing

Activity 1 – Mayan Writing Fact Cards and Fact Hunt

Activity Sheet Maya Writing Fact Hunt

Comprehension Answer Sheets

Activity 2 – Complete the writing comprehension

Activity Sheet Maya Writing Comprehension

Comprehension Answer Sheets

Activity 3 – Design writing

Activity Sheet Logograms

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 extra activities Wk Beg: 6th July

We have included a range of subjects and tasks for you this week, some relate to everyone and others for Bubble C.

Leavers Service (Bubble C and Key Worker Bubble only)

At school, we will be completing our Leaver’s speeches to be shared at our Leavers Service on Wednesday 15th July at 10am. We would like you to write your words. What memories of Primary shool do you have? What moments to you treasure or make you smile? What about any of your teachers too? What advice would you give others?

Science (all)

The Corbet science department have sent us some transition work for you all to complete for Year 7. The work is seen as an introduction to science being seen as biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Get_Ready_For_Science Transition

History (all)

This week we are going to investigate the Mayan Gods. Read the presentation below before you begin the task.

# Gods and Religion

Your task is to learn about each of the God and either create a fact file, trump cards or  a poster about each one.

Mayan Gods

Year 6 daily tasks: Wk Beg: 6th July

Good morning everyone! I cannot believe we are beginning our penultimate week of primary school of our Class of 2020. What a journey we have been on both in school and online! Thank you for all your hard work and amazing effort as a class – nearly there so lets keep going and get this week done!

Maths

1)  Complete/choose the correct date and which level you want to choose.  Bronze is the easiest and Platinum is the hardest! (Challenge yourself – think which one you should be trying, we should have sent you a suggested level for you to try but you are very welcome to try above) https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

2) Complete daily White Rose task – Geometry  – Angles

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Monday 6th July – Vertically opposite Angles

Lesson 1 – Vertically opposite angles

Tuesday 7th July – Angles in a Triangle

Lesson 2 – Angles in a triangle – missing angles

Wednesday 8th July – Angles in Special Quadrilaterals

Lesson 3 – Angles in special quadrilaterals

Thursday 9th July – Angles in Regular Polygons

Lesson 4 – Angles in regular polygons

Friday 10th July – Friday Maths Challenge!

A weekly set of word problems involving a range of maths.

English – writing

Over the course of the week, we would like you to work through your English transition task for The Corbet (see information page below).  This year your aim is to create the contents of a time capsule envelope to be kept by The Corbet and given back to you in Year 11 (a little like we did back in July last year for our class).   The capsule should contain a mixture of writing and pictures but be able to fit into an envelope.  If you are unsure what to do, please contact myself or Mrs Hillidge.

Time-Capsule

English – Reading

Task 1 – Reading comprehension for Chapter 9

chapter 9

  1. Describe the atmosphere between Michael and Kensuke at the beginning of the chapter.
  2. What is it that makes Kensuke change his mind about Michael staying on the island?
  3. What developments in the world does Michael describe to Kensuke?
  4. Why does Kensuke decide to leave the island?

Task 2 – Read chapter 10

chapter 10

Task 3 – Complete the comprehension below for Chapter 10

  1. Describe the rain on the island, and the effect it has on Michael and Kensuke.
  2. What happened to the binoculars?
  3. How do Michael and Kensuke save the orang-utans from the poachers?
  4. What do the poachers do on the island?
  5. What were they doing when Kensuke spotted the sail?
  6. What does Michael see that makes him realise it’s the Peggy Sue?
  7. What are Kensuke’s reasons for staying behind?
  8. Do you think that Kensuke has made the right decision? Explain your views.

Home/School Extra activity options

Good Morning! We are in to our second week of having some of you in school. Below are listed the activities to complete, like last week, the first couple are for Bubble 6C to complete.

PHSE – Bubble 6C only (Home group)

What are your thoughts and worries as you start to think about next year? In our Zoom meeting we talked about a few of these.  Can you design a picture showing the thoughts that Y6 might be thinking about moving to secondary school and the things you might say or ask to help you or a friend.This could be a drawing, collage or both!  

Science –  *Build a Paper-chain that Holds a Bucket of Water*

 STEM Equipment– newspaper, bucket, measuring jug.

 Task: Using newspaper, you must make a chain with a least 4 links. You can only use 1 sheet of paper and no other materials. You must be able to attach it to the bucket handle using only the newspaper.

 

 

 

 

History – The Mayans – Writing System

Your task this week is to investigate Mayan numbers.

#Lesson Presentation Maya Number System

1) Read the introduction about the Maya number system using the presentation. Read the larger numbers sheet before trying to complete the numbers system activity sheet where you have to try and write the numbers shown.

maya number sytem activity sheet

Activity Sheet Larger Maya Numbers

2) Read and solve the calculation shown on page 10 of the presentation. . Challenge: use the numbers from the activity sheet to write 3 addition or subtraction calculations of your own.

DT – Global Foods ( for any time over the next week)

1) Investigate the different types of food eaten in China. What differences can you find with our diet?  How do Chinese people eat their food?

2) Can you choose a meal to cook for/with your family from China this week? Perhaps it could be a stir fry, a noodle dish such as Chow Mein? Spring rolls? Could you eat any using chop sticks too?

Country 2 – China

Art – Lesson 5 – Be An Architect

Imagine you are an architect that has been given the job of designing a brand new building.

We are setting you the challenge of Designing your Dream House: Part 2

1)  Last week you designed your dream house and completed a plan, perspective drawing or front aspect of this house. This week we would like you to design the inside too, in keeping with the theme or purpose you have chosen too. Think about what style your rooms might be like, what added features you might include.