Welcome to our new Website

Year 6: Please use this page to keep up to date with tasks set by your class teacher, these may include some hand written tasks, practical tasks, links to activities and online tasks.  

Updated 10.7.20

Hi Year 6,

I hope you're safe and well. I know some of you are returning to school this week. We look forward to seeing you.
This is our final week of home learning. Next week our Summer holidays begin.

Our home learning timetable this week includes the following:

- Three maths activities
- Three writing activities
- One reading activity
- One spelling list to learn
- A variety of three other curriculum activities.

If you are accessing Google Classroom, all of the activities have been scheduled for Monday so that you can work through them at your own speed during the week, completing as many or as few as you wish.

Well done for all of your hard work. You have been an excellent Year 6 class. Good luck in Secondary School!

Have a lovely summer holiday!

Miss Kitchen

Updated 3.7.20

Hi Year 6,

Hope you are safe and well.   

Underneath is this week’s timetable. Again, all resources will be uploaded to Google Classroom on Monday morning for you to work through at your own pace.

Please let me know if I can help in anyway.

Many thanks,

Mr. Barrass

Updated 26.6.20

Hi Year 6,

 It has been great to have some lovely sunshine recently and we hope that you enjoyed spending some time outdoors, making the most of it.

Underneath, is this week’s timetable which includes a range of different subjects to work through.  Again, I have tried to include practical activities that you can use if you are finding the internet more difficult to access.  All resources will be uploaded to Google Classroom on Monday morning for you to work through at your own pace during the week.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you need support in anyway.

Many thanks,

Mr. Barrass

Updated 19.6.20

Hi Year 6,

Hoping you are all safe and well.

As we move towards the end of this academic year, we want to help prepare you, as best we can, towards moving into Year 7.   I've set a link for Oxclose Academy on the timetable; they have a section of the website aimed at Year 6 and offer a virtual tour video of the school.  I know other secondary schools have similar pages on their website so it is definitely worth taking a look.

Our home learning timetable this week includes a mixture of maths, writing, reading, spelling and transition activities.   If you are accessing Google Classroom, all of the activities have been scheduled for Monday so that you can work through them at your own speed during the week, completing as many or as few as you feel best.  Again, I have also tried to include a range of practical activities that can also be completed on paper.

I will be supporting home learning over the next few weeks so please feel free to message if you need any support.  I have really enjoyed hearing about your learning at home and looking through the fantastic photos that you upload.

Thanks,

Mr. Barrass

Updated 12.6.20 - Health and Wellbeing Week

As you know, around this time of year at school, we usually move away from our regular timetable for a week and concentrate just on our health.  We have worked with healthy eating chefs, completed a sponsored run-a-mile; competed with our friends in sports days; worked with the LAF (lifestyle and fitness) team and had the opportunity to work with a range of different coaches on various sports.  We would still like to give you the opportunity to have a go at a some of these from home.

 Our health and wellbeing timetable will take the form of a ‘menu’ with a range of P.E, art, DT, cookery, reading and writing activities all centred around staying well mentally and physically. Again, you can complete as many or as few as possible and work with any siblings from different year groups. Many of the activities are practical but we have still included some resources on Google Classroom that might help you should you wish to use them.

 It would be lovely to hear how you have managed and great to see any photographs that you might want to upload.

Updated 5.6.20

Hi Year 6,

We hope you are all well and we look forward to seeing you soon.  You are doing such a great job and we are all proud of you!

Here is next week’s timetable for you to work through.  If you need any help, please let us know.  It is always great  to hear from you and look through any photographs that you have uploaded.

Stay safe and have a super weekend.

Updated 29.5.20

Hi Year 6,

I hope that you all have an enjoyable week in the sunshine and maybe managed to try one of the ‘Run a Mile’ challenges; it would be great to see any photographs if you had!

Well, we are into the final half term of the school year – can you believe that?  We will continue to set home learning activities for you to complete if you are not in school.  Remember, you can do as few or as many as you choose.  We are trying to follow the curriculum, best we can, that you ordinarily would follow in school.  Practical activities will be set alongside Google Classroom resources to support with learning.   Worked can be completed on paper on submitted through Google Classroom by logging in with your username and password.

We look forward to hearing how you all are doing.

 

Updated 22.5.20

Hi Year 6,

We hope you are well and have been enjoying the sunshine that we've had over the last few days (fingers crossed that it continues). 

Since it is half term, we thought that we would give you a bit of a break from our usual timetable!  Instead, we have offered you a P.E challenge that you might want to have a go at if you wanted to.  We usually have our ‘Run a Mile Week’ in school this term so it might be nice to have a go at this at home. The ‘Daily Mile at Home’ is a fun and easy way to keep fit and maintain good health and wellbeing for you and your family.  During each part of the week, you are offered a different challenge when running your mile (I particularly like the ‘Beach Day Challenge’).   

You could also still work on Timestables Rockstarz and continue with your reading.

We will continue with our regular home learning timetable from 1st June.

Have fun and stay safe!

Updated 15.5.20

Hi Year 6,

Hoping you are all happy and well.  You are doing a great job of using the website and accessing resources on Google Classroom. Remember, there are practical options and you can do as many or a few as you wish!  If you are having difficulties, please leave a message.

We always look forward to finding out what you have been up to so please let us know and/or send in a photograph.

Next week’s timetable is again attached underneath.  Have fun and stay safe.

Updated 8.5.20

Happy V.E Day anniversary Year 6!

75 years ago to the day, peace one again prevailed in Europe. Today, we have a bank holiday to celebrate and remember those who fought so bravely during the Second World War.

V.E Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day, was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe on May 8th, 1945. It is a good opportunity for you to think back to Autumn term and share what you remembered on our work on World War Two.

You may now be at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a weekend of celebrations to mark this special moment in history. There are plenty of ways you can still get involved in the big day, from hosting a special VE Day celebrations picnic or afternoon tea with your household to decorating the house with flags and bunting. If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen, which I know many of you are, try creating up some VE Day-inspired snacks and treats. 

We hope that the information and activity sheet that we left for you last week might give you some extra information on V.E day and also offer some interesting activities for you to have a go at.

On a different note, it was once again lovely for us to ring home and find out how you are doing.  You are all managing so well! More of you are also adding work and photographs onto Google Classroom.  We love looking through what you have done.

We have attached next week’s timetable.  Remember to only do what you can and we are here to help if possible.

Take care and have a fantastic weekend.

 

Updated 1.5.20

Hi Year 6,

Another week has passed and we have really enjoyed reading your work, viewing your messages and looking at some of the pictures that you have sent across.

V.E Day

Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of V.E day commemorating the official end of the Second World War in Europe.  We have attached an additional document that includes different information, links to videos, resources, songs and a range of other activities that you could work on at home to commemorate this special occasion. You could complete these practically, on paper or through the use of ICT. Again, you can do as many or as few as you wish. If you have siblings across the school, you might want to do some tasks with them from their pack. It would be lovely to see some of you celebrating this in different ways; you could add some of the activities you do to our class stream if you wanted to.

Home Reading

We appreciate that many of you may have completed the reading books you were sent home.  Fortunately, one of our reading schemes, Oxford Owl, have released many of their books as free e-books that can be read at home on tablets, laptops or computers.

In order to access these books, you need to follow this link to create a log in. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html

Once you have verified your email address you will be able to view the free e-book library and the books available. To find your child's level, click on Levels then Oxford Level.

We will be in touch next week (week beginning 4.5.20) to tell you which Oxford Level books your child should be reading. You can make a note of the book and pages your child has read in their reading diary as you would for school.

Important Contact Note:


For confidentiality, please contact school via telephone or from your own personal e-mail account to blackfell.primary@schools.sunderland.gov.uk. This is an open forum and designed to assist children and parents with work at home. Any messages left on here are sent from the general Year 6 gmail account and are not private.

Thank you and stay safe.

Updated 24.4.20

Good afternoon everyone. It was great to ring home this week and find out how you all are. We are missing you all and can’t wait to see you again!  Until then, we will continue to help support you with home learning through offering practical ideas and tasks here and adding further resources that can be accessed on Google Classroom.   

We are trying our best to follow the curriculum that you would have studied at school.  Remember, these are suggestions and you can do as few or as many as you wish.  We know some of you are completing work on paper and others are uploading onto Google Classroom for us to look at - both are fine. 

 

Updated 17.4.20

Good afternoon everyone.  We hope you and your families are well and that you have had an enjoyable Easter. Hopefully, you had fun completing some of the Easter activities set!

Here is a timetable of activities to complete from Monday next week.   We are trying our best to follow the curriculum that you would have studied at school.  Remember, these are suggestions and you can do as few or as many as you wish. We have also provided further resources using Google Classroom;  we have tried to offer practical activities if you can't access some of the resources. 

Please remember, you can upload any pictures or messages onto the Google Classroom to share with the us. We would love to see them.

Thank you for your continued support and stay safe.

Updated: 3.4.20

I hope everyone is well and has managed to access the resources on Google Classroom without too many problems. Thank you for your continued support during this time. We have compiled some fun, hands-on Easter activities for you to have a go at during the Easter holidays if you wish. There is a huge variety of activities and although some have been designed with Year groups in mind however any of them can be completed by children regardless of year group. Please take some time to unwind and relax. If you do feel like trying some of these activities, the resources are uploaded and numbered below. I would love to see some photos of your creations if you make anything (you can post these directly on this stream or onto the assignments set in classwork). We hope you have a lovely Easter break with your families.  

A new timetable of suggested activities will be posted for the first week back after the holidays. Children can still use this page and the blog on Purple Mash to keep in touch with me and each other. 
 

Many thanks, Miss Dodds/Mr.Barrass

Updated: 27.3.20

Good afternoon everyone! We hope that you are all staying safe and at home as much as you can. These are extraordinary times and all we can do is do our best to deal with them calmly, professionally, with good humour when we can and determination that we will get through this together. We sent home learning packs with the children last week with tasks that they could complete at home. We will be posting a weekly overview of some tasks that your child can do at home. 

These are suggestions for your child and they can do as few or as many as they wish.

We have also provided further resources for your child using Google classroom.

To log in to the classroom please follow the instructions below.


https://classroom.google.com/
1) Click "Go to Classroom"
2) It'll then ask you to login with the credentials provided below.

Login: 6@blackfell.co.uk  Password: Blackfell

These websites are in addition to tasks set and we hope that you find them helpful. All websites are free to access, you may need to set up an account before hand.

All subject resources:

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home--free-resources-for-school-closures.html#

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk

Maths:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://whiterosemaths.com/

https://thirdspacelearning.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=ks2%20maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

https://nrich.maths.org/public/topic.php?code=-333&cl=2&cldcmpid=986

Literacy:

Writing tasks: 

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

http://www.pobble365.com/

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

Science:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/

Other curriculum areas:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/history.shtml 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/geography/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w   (Joe Wicks 5 minute move)

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zwxhfg8 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zn3rkqt 

Updated: 18.3.20 

All children have been provided with a pack of resources. Please begin by completing these. Teachers will update this page in the coming weeks with further tasks. 

  • 2 reading books (please ensure these are looked after and brought back to school)
  • A writing task (see attached)
  • Times table rock star competition
  • Purple mash to do (see attached)
  • SPAG Assessment (in pack)
  • Reasoning Assessment (in pack)
  • Arithmetic Assessment (in pack)
  • Reading Assessment (in pack)
  • CPG Books (see pages on sheet in file) – if completed specified pages please continue to work through incomplete pages.

Updated: 26.3.20

 Hi Year 6,

Hope you are all well and staying safe.  I’m adding an exciting writing competition if you are interested in entering – I know that we have some great writers in our class! 

The Historical Association have launched a historical fiction writing competition. Pupils can set their stories in ANY period or place in the past, so the story can fit in with and extend any historical topic you have studied. Winning pupils will each receive a cash prize of £25 and an engraved Bath Aqua Blue glass paperweight.

I have attached the rules and entry form underneath.

Thank you and good luck!

 

Name
 Historical_fiction_competition_2020.pdfDownload
Showing 1-1 of 1
Name
 Historical_Fiction_FAQs_for_teachers_and_tips_for_young_writers_2020.pdfDownload
Showing 1-1 of 1

Updated: 23.3.20

Hello Year 6! I hope you are all staying safe. I have began to set you some 2do's on Purple Mash where you can complete tasks and hand them in, I can then check and mark these to give you feedback. 

I have also set up a blog for us where you can send me and the class messages, just remember to follow our online safety rules! To find the blog:

-Log in to purple mash

-Click on sharing (the green logo)

-Then click on shared blogs,

-I have named our first blog Week 1.

I'm hoping this will be a way for us to stay in touch, share work and ideas!