Remote Learning- Year 6-
Home Learning 2019-2020
Farewell Message from Mrs Barnes
Well Year 6 - it has certainly been a different year. I can't quite believe we have got the the end of your final year at Westover and I am saying goodbye to you all on here. You should have got a memory book delivered to you today - if you didn't get one please let us know and we will get it out to you tomorrow.
You have been amazing and you will be absolutely awesome at you secondary schools! They are very lucky to be getting such kind and interesting young people!
This is a very special goodbye as it is also my last time teaching at Westover Green. I am not going far and will be teaching at Penrose School. Westover is certainly a very special place and I will miss it very much. Thank you for helping make it such a lovely place to be!
I will miss you!
You should have received a text message with login details for Class Dojo.
This Week's Lessons (W.B. 13th July 2020)
Time has flown - your last week in Year 6 and not quite the week we had planned! You have all been super-stars throughout the whole year. Here are some activities you might enjoy.
Why not have a go at making your own Leaver's Book? You could design your own or use this template.
Here are some ideas you may like to try.
Write a letter to your future self. Include how you feel about moving on to secondary school, what you are hoping to achieve and your memories of your time at Westover Green. Seal it in an envelope and write - Do not open until July 2021. Keep it somewhere safe to open on that day.
Write a set of instructions for our current Year 5 with top-tips on being in year 6. You could make it into a booklet or a poster.
Write a letter to Westover Green explaining what you have enjoyed about your time here and what you hope to achieve in the future - you could email us a copy we would love to see them!
Create a newspaper article or film a news report about your time in Year 6. What would be the headline news?
Write a list of aspirations (things you want to achieve) at secondary school.
There are 32 suspects. Each clue will eliminate half the number of suspects remaining. When all the clues have been solved the identity of the murderer will be revealed.
Check back daily for clues.
There will be one hidden everyday on this web-page.
Here are the answers.
Pick something you have always wanted to learn more about. It could be an animal, sport, country .... cheese! Anything!
You could present you work as a poster, books, power-point, video recording. Use your imaginations!
Normally at this time of the year in Year 6, we would be preparing for our leaver's celebration and thinking about our time at Westover Green. Although we cannot celebrate in our usual way, we want to still celebrate it. So please write down your memories or record a video of yourself telling us your favourite memories so we can still celebrate.
You could have memories of a particular class or teacher, when you first started Westover, a club, lessons, residentials - it could be funny or happy or maybe something you are really proud of
There is no limit to how many you send us - we look forward to seeing them.
Send them to me either via the classdojo page or firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary School Transition
Here is a link to a lesson about Secondary School transition.
Here is a booklet you may like to complete to help you with transition:
If you scroll down to the Jigsaw/PSHCE heading we are going to be posting some related lessons here as well.
We've been keeping in touch with all of your new schools about how transition will work this year and will be updating you with anything we know as we hear it.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has published a booklet on managing unexpected endings and transitions to support children and young people in primary and secondary schools manage change during periods of disruption.
Secondary School Information: Click on the logos to enter the school websites.
You should all now received a letter from Chilton Trinity explaining transition and letting you know your tutor groups and houses.
Chilton Trinity's Transition offer this Year includes:
A Year 6 Transition Evening Webinar (Tuesday 30th June @ 7pm).
A virtual tour of the school.
A Student Transition Booklet
A Student Activity Booklet
An A-Z Transition booklet for parents.
1:1 Telephone conversation with form tutor
Example lessons (via TEAMS) in English, Maths and Science
Video Welcome by the Heads of House
Year 6 House Events
Click on the links below to access different resources.
An induction day will take place but unfortunately this won't be until September and a date will be confirmed for this once we have guidance from the Government.
Robert Blake Science College
Supporting your child's transition:
We understand that transition is a difficult and challenging time for many young people, but also their families. However, in the recent situations we are facing the opportunity to reassure your child is greater than ever. Below are a series of links which provide useful articles, resources and activities that you can do to help your child prepare. There is also information for parents in making sure that you are prepared for the importance of a successful transition.
Here are some Lessons - they are designed to be lead by a class teacher in school but you may want to have a go at home.
Here is the link for the Maths transition lesson - https://www.loom.com/share/0409417fd3c842eaa1e32c428cd9eb91
Below is the link for the English lesson.
Here is a link for a French Lesson
This video may provide some further information about how it feels to transition to a new school during the current situation that you may find useful.
Welcome Video from the headteacher: DJL Zoom Presentation.mp4
Bridgwater College Academy
Click the blue links for the videos!
Challenge 1 - Blindfold House - send us you photos on Class Dojo or via the year 6 email.
You can see some of the attempts here.
Challenge 2 - Chopstick - share your videos on Class Dojo or send us your top score.
Challenge 3 - Cookie - let us know how many attempts it took you! It took me 3 and the cookie was delicious!
You can see your attempts here:
Challenge 4 - Coin - Let us know how many attempts it took you and also how many coins you can catch!
Here's our attempts:
Challenge 5 - Cup Song - See if you can master it and send us a video! Maybe you get get a group of your family doing it!
Tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5kYLOb6i5I
Send us your attempts on the cohort email of class dojo!
Challenge 6 - The Chaos - see if you can master one of the verses and send a video to us.
Here is a video to help you learn it!
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 6
One-to-one learning is very different to whole class teaching and group work. It is a lot more intense so you will not have to spend as much of your day completing focused learning tasks.
Have Fun, talk, play games, help your children understand a little on what is going on (Newsround is great for this). Be practical, make things, bake things, tell them about when you were younger. A happy child will learn.
- Also, being in the garden and growing plants or looking for wildlife...it is science!
- Baking in the kitchen....it is maths!
- Learning about different countries, our local environment...it is geography!
- Using technology...it is computing!
- Building something with boxes...it is DT!
- Writing instructions for designs...it is English!
You don't have to be sitting at the kitchen table every day.
From the Government- Information for parents of year 6 children
Year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) should continue doing any work set for them by their school.
To prepare for going to secondary school this can be a good time for them to follow their own interests. For example, for:
- history, by visiting the English Heritage website to explore England’s history
- geography, by researching other countries
- science, by finding out more about the human body on BBC Bitesize
- art, by trying the activities on TATE Kids
We know some of you may be worried about secondary transition - we will post more information on how this will look once we have liaised with secondary schools.
A note to parents:
Below is a suggested timetable. Some children will work better if they have a routine. It is up to you if you use this, you may find it useful or you may want to adapt it to suit your child better.
Please use your home learning packs to support your learning at home. We will also update this page with other learning and lessons you can complete at home.
We talk about growth mindset a lot in education in our approach to learning. You might find this poster helpful to you in supporting your home learning:
Coping with Lockdown
Here are some resources that might help you...
This is a great link for a mindfulness activity.
Here is some useful advice about coping with World News:
Here is a good link for the newsround special on #blacklivesmatter and racism.
Click on the image below to open the links in a PDF.
World Chocolate Day 07.07.20
Click on the image to to open the links in PDF.
National Make Music Day!
On 21st June - it is National make Music day. We thought we could celebrate it on Friday 19th June instead. Here are some of the ways you could explore it at home! We would like to put a video together to celebrate the day so send us short videos or photos of you performing something at home - we need parental consent to do this so get your parents/carers to send them to Year6cohort@westovergreenschool.org.uk . I look forward to seeing all the music you make!
Here is the link to the national website - it has ideas of how to perform, create and watch!
Make your own kind of music: Have a go at learning the song! Make it your own - you could add some of the instruments you've made!
Here is Paloma Faith's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV8OfUyEBh8
Create homemade percussion instruments with household items: Try creating shakers by using pasta and rice in empty bottles.You could also try using bottles either with filled with varying degrees of water or empty and scraping them with spoons or twigs to make sounds, or just upturned pans and colanders.
Make your own simple guitar: Using tissue boxes, shoe boxes without the lids or fruit punnets you can create a string-type instrument. Use the box for the base of the instrument and take four to six rubber bands. Wrap the rubber bands around the base, the long way, and make sure there is space between the rubber bands. Experiment with ways of making sounds with the bands. Also try using small pieces of sandpaper wound round a finger of each hand to rub.
Cup Song Challenge:
See if you can master it - some of you have already had a go and posted your videos. Maybe you get get a group of your family doing it! This is my attempt (it took a lot of practising)! - the tutorial and music are below.
You might also need this.
Tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5kYLOb6i5I
Think about and use the sounds of daily life:
- What does the journey to the park sound like – what may we hear on the way?
- A journey around a supermarket will involve a range of different sounds.
- A journey to school, whether by foot, by bus or in a car will also involve a range of sounds
You could make a piece of music together that represents different types of journeys that you make using body percussion and your voice.
Use drawing to think about music: Drawing to sounds and music can be a lovely listening activity, You can draw what you hear using crayons, pencils, felt tips, paint brushes, to listen to the music and draw to the rhythm and patterns in it. You can explore this with different types of music.
There are some great lessons on BBC Teach - pick one you like the look of and have a go!
Make sure you are reading once a day!
In addition, Mrs Barnes will be reading a story daily on www.classdojo.com so make sure you login in to listen. We are currently enjoying some Roald Dahl Stories but you can scroll down and listen to The Creakers and The Case of the Drowned Pearl.
Somerset libraries have 1000s of e-books, comics, magazines and audio stories you can download and listen to for free.
We would like you to explore some nature poems today - here is a link to a poetry site -
You can listen to poems and also choose the read along section so you can see the words. Choose your favourite and either - create a piece of art to go with the poem or have a go at reciting it and posting as a video on here!
Choose something in nature to write a poem about. Then create a word bank for it. Make sure you include lots of interesting adjectives, verbs and adjectives. What other features of language could you include in your poem?
Use your word bank to help you create your poem - you could use the link from the other day to help you choose the style of your poem and whether it rhymes or not. Remember poems need to use lots of exciting vocabulary.
Significant Authors- Roald Dahl
This half-term you can learn about the author Roald Dahl and explore some of his stories.
First, let's learn about the man himself through reading and writing Roald Dahl biographies and looking at a few chapters of Boy. Of course, you can read the whole book if you choose to!
Click on the links to read, download or print the lessons and resources.
|Lesson 2 Researching an Author||Lessons 3 and 4 Reading and Responding|
|Lesson 6 Planning a Biography||Lesson 7 Writing a Biography|
|Lesson 8 Character Profile||Lesson 9 Making Predictions||
George's Marvellous Medicine Audio Book
George's Marvellous Medicine PDF
|Lesson 13 Retrieving Information||Lesson 14 Imagery|
|Lesson 16 Imperative Verbs|
|Lesson 17 Ingredients and Equipment|
|Lessons 19 and 20 Writing Instructions|
Additional Roald Dahl Lessons and Activities:
|The Twits Lesson and Activities||The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Lesson and Activities||Matilda Lesson and Activities|
Here are links to some more Roald Dahl Audio Books available on Youtube:
(Click on the image)
If you fancy something a bit different for English...
Click on the link below and complete the daily workout for each picture - let your imagination run wild!
Write a letter to a friend or family member.
Start a diary.
Practise a few of your spellings each day.
Look at the weekly overview at the top of the page for today's lessons.
You may still find mymaths helpful for support and revision of areas you are finding more difficult.
Also, keep working on your times-table fluency. We are setting weekly tournaments on ttrockstars. Here are last weeks results.
Beech won ttrock stars -Well done Beech.
We are starting a new topic: Evolution and Inheritance.
Here are the lessons and worksheets for the unit.
|Lesson 1||Lesson 2||Lesson 3||Lesson 4||Lesson 5||Lesson 6|
|Worksheet 1||Worksheet 2||Worksheet 3||Worksheet 4||Worksheet 5||Worksheet 6|
Here is some additional learning::
Evolution Watch: Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games unpack the science of evolution.
Terrific Science: Some different investigations to have a go at!
Try and be active for at least 30 minutes a day. If you can't get outside these links below are great.
Or you could have a go at these...
Our new topic is going to be about Charles Darwin.
Click here for work linked to our topic.
If you wanted to you could also find out some information about Mary Anning - she was a very famous palaeontologist that lived in Dorset. We were hoping to visit Charmouth where she made some of her famous discoveries this summer but unfortunately we won't be able to do that now.
Watch the video then have a go yourself.
Either investigate nature in your garden or by looking out of the window - sketch what you see like Darwin would have in his field notebook. You could then find out the different things you have spotted using a book or the internet. Here are some examples :
Sketching: Sketch some fossils. You could use the images I have attached or you could search for some different images. You may even be luck enough to have fossils of your own you could sketch.
Charles Darwin used evidence in the fossil record to help him produce his 'Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.' Have a go at making some fossils of your own using salt dough.
They use dinosaurs to make the imprint here but use you imaginations - look at examples of fossils and see if you can sculpt your own.
You can use scraps of paper and recycling you have lying around. Try and create one linked with our Darwin topic - it could be one of the places he visited, an animal he studied or something else.
You could try creating a portrait of Charles Darwin...
Alternatively you could draw along with these famous illustrators.
|Mo Willems||Rob Biddulph|
Or you could try...
Here is a lesson on extreme design: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhypscw
Check out these great things to make out of cereal packets or toilet rolls!
|Cereal Box Guitar||Toilet Roll Bunny|
|Cereal Box Maze||Toilet Roll Chick|
|Cereal Box Puppet Theatre||Toilet Roll Ladybird|
|Cereal Box Teddy Bear||Toilet Roll Octopus|
|Cereal Box Weaving||Toilet Roll Owl|
Use recycled materials to design and construct a model of the HMS Beagle.
The link below includes lessons about composer Delia Derbyshire - famous for composing the Doctor Who theme tune.
We love to talk about what we like (and dislike!) so it's a handy thing to revise! Our opinions are an important part of who we are!
Use the sheet on the web page below to help you write some opinions!
There is some new language:
les peluches = cuddly toys
pourtant / cependant = however
le chat perch� = tag
REMINDER! et = and mais = but
I look forward to seeing your opinions!
Madame Latham :)
Our topic for the summer term is Hinduism. There are some great links to videos below. After watching a clip reflect on their beliefs - how are they different/similar to yours.
Our topic for the summer term in Hinduism. Watch this clip about diwali: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-diwali-festival-of-light/z668qp3
Then have a go at one of the activities of your choice about diwali from the twinkl website:
Watch the lesson about Hindu weddings. How are they the same/different to weddings you've been to or have heard about?
As part of the celebrations, people decorate there hands with mehndi patterns. Draw around your hand and have a go at designing your own mehndi.
Here are some ideas: Mehndi
Watch the video on Hindu Pilgrimages.
Sort these words into three lists: one for pilgrims, one for tourists and one for both.
Holiday / travel / journey / prayer / spiritual / swimming / worship / happy / food / once in a lifetime / ambition / hope / change / relax / challenge / fun / deep thoughts / River Ganges / Hindus / mountains.
As an extension you could complete a piece of persuasive writing which compares a pilgrim to a tourist: Who gets the most form their journey?
Watch the video on the link:
Then draw your own circle of life diagram, showing key moments such as birth, learning to walk, going to school, getting a job, getting married, becoming a parent, retiring, dying.
Think about ways that people could gather good karma at each stage.
Draw a 2nd circle, considering how a person’s life could be better the 2nd time around.
This half-term we are going to be looking at some stories around transition.
Once you have watched the video you could create your own action plan for how you are going to maintain important friendships when you go to secondary school, for example you could set a target of spending one lunchtime every week with friends from primary school, or joining a club together so you continue to have something in common.
Why doesn’t Lauren want Shanice to hand in her homework?
What would you do in Shanice’s place?
Brainstorm what you are looking forward to about moving to secondary school and what you are not sure or concerned about, discuss them with someone you can trust.
Note for Parents Carers: The Jigsaw scheme is offering some resources and stories for free. To access these, parents and carers should click on the links below to find out more.
Here are the links to the lessons
Lesson 1: Haunted Castle
You will need to complete the lesson on https://scratch.mit.edu/
Lesson 2: Broadcast a Message
You will need to complete the lesson on https://scratch.mit.edu/ - building on last week's project.
Here is a supporting worksheet.
From Monday we will be updating this page with a challenge each day from the Wildlife Trust's 30 days wild. This challenge normally takes part in June but due to the current situation we thought it might be a good activity whist we are at home learning.
If you want to download some of the resources for yourself you can click on the link below.