Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Year 6

 

Hello from the Year 6 staff -  Miss Deo, Mrs Dables, Mrs Blake, Mrs Allinson, Mrs Buxton - Hart and Mrs Pepperday

100% of you are signed up to our ClassDojo platform which we will use for online learning. Remember that you can see your child's Class Dojo on another device or computer by downloading the app or visiting the dojo website, signing in and entering the code given to you. Dojo is used to share our work in school, homework and our star of the week!

 

Welcome back Year 6!

As you are aware, all children were back in school from Monday 8th March, and we were very excited to see all of the children back in the classroom!

We have got a lot of things to look forward to this year and lots of fun things to catch up on.

Our day will continue to start at 8:20 and finish at 3pm. For the next 4 weeks, we will be focusing on a range of topics, and have lots of things to look forward to.

Here are some of the things we will be doing over the next 4 weeks:

 

Maths: Algebra and Ratio

English: The Hobbit

Science: Living things and habitats

Topic: D & T – Weather station

Art: Sculpture

Music: To compose and perform a piece of music.

PE: 2 days a week (Monday and Friday)

 

As the weather continues to brighten, as we move well into Spring, we will be increasing the PE sessions to two per week – we can’t wait to get outside and make the most of the pleasant weather we have. We know that some of the children will have grown out of some of their PE kit, and without all the shops open there may be some challenges with providing correct full uniform at the moment.  We understand this but can we please ask that you ensure your child’s uniform is as close to normal as possible.  You may want to layer up under the jumpers on colder days as again, we will have the windows open for ventilation.  We do have some spare clean, pre-loved uniform in school.  If you could make use of this uniform, please contact Mrs Naylor. 

 

Our uniform is:

Black or grey trousers, skirts or pinafores. 

White or royal blue polo shirt or shirt.

Royal blue cardigan, jumper or fleece.

Black shoes.

Hair tied up.

 PE kit:

Black, navy or grey shorts or joggers weather dependent.

White plain t-shirt

Trainers that support your child’s feet for sport.

School jumper/cardigan or dark plain jumper.

No jewellery on PE days please.

  

Thank you for your continued support,

 Mrs. Dables and Miss Deo.

 


Year 6 Project!

 

An exciting opportunity! We have created a Topic project for you, which focuses on our work on Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

 

This project is OPTIONAL and is similar to what we would have set as a homework project. This will run through to Easter, so if you would like to have a go at any of these, you have plenty of time!

Take a look at the poster with the activities on, and choose as many or as little as you like.

There are some resources below for this to support you with some of the activities.

 

Have fun!

 

We can’t wait to see them!

 

Mrs. Dables and Miss Deo.

 

/docs/Year_6_Project.pdf

 

Resources:

Earthquake Proof Building Construction Design

Earthquake Proof Building - labelled

Example of an earthquake model

How to Make a Papier Mache Erupting Volcano

How to make an earthquake proof building

Our topic: Journeys: An Unexpected Journey

During this autumn term, Year 6's topic will be geography based, looking particularly at mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. 

                                 

 Mathematics for this term will follow our school scheme, beginning with number and place value, addition and subtraction, and properties of shape. You can view our Year 6 long and medium term planning for the year by opening the link. In addition, parents will also receive a maths newsletter at the start of each 3 week unit which details the children's learning, as well as questions to ask and activities and games to play together so that every child is supported with their mathematics at home.

 

 

Reading

We expect all our children to enjoy reading and devlop a reading habit. We ask that all pupils read at home 5 times per week and that this is recorded in their reading record. Recently, we have signed up to Oxford Owl where you can access a range of ebooks. Follow the link below to reach the website:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Once you are on this website, click the 'My Class Login' button at the top to login.

Swansea login:

Username: lmaswansea

Password: lmaread

 

Leeds login:

Username: lmaleeds

Password: lmaread

 

Once you have logged in, click on 'My Bookshelf' then select the appropriate age group. Then select your book and read away!

 

 

 Science

Science for this term is Animals including Humans. 

 Some useful documents:

Circulatory System PowerPoint

Circulatory System - Functions

Transporting Water and Nutrients

Healthy Lifestyle

Exercise Investigation

 

 

While working from home, you might want to take a look at some of these websites for things to do: 

 

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=year%206

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

/docs/Maths_and_English_Practise.docx

 

You can also take a look at Joe Wicks live PE lessons each day at 9am - you don't need any equipment!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Also remember, there are endless videos and activities on a wide range of topics on espresso. 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/home/index.html

Login:

U: student25662

P: langley

 

Read, Read, Read - its the best way to improve fluency and comprehension. There are many online book resources for example:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

There is also the Read Theory website we have been using. Your child should have an individual login for this. 

https://readtheory.org/

Please contact us if you need any support. Remember, you can send us a message on Dojo for advice or support if needed.

The Year 6 team

 

Below are the links to the knowledge organisers:

Year 6 Knowledge Organiser - Page 1

Year 6 Knowledge Organiser - Page 2