We are the Year 6 pupils - the oldest in school!
Our teacher is Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood is the teaching assistant in our class. Find out what goes on in Emerald Class by clicking on this link: Information for parents and children
Find out what we are going to be learning in Emerald Class by clicking on this link: Curriculum Map Spring Term
I have emailed your login details to your parents. If you are using an Apple device to run it, you will need to amend your settings. See the instructions on the letter here.
username is the one with part of your first name and surname e.g. jamebrow
password is the one with an animal and a number e.g. dog17
School code is puri
Wild Boy recordings - please enjoy them at any time during the day.
Monday 18th January
Good Morning! I can't believe it is week 3 already! You are doing really well - keep it up! I look forward to catching up with you all at 2:15pm today. I have recorded two more chapters of Wild boy for you - see above.
Reading, RE and Art links are all in the 'Daily Plan'.
Don't forget to email all your work later!
Friday 15th January
I liked Lacey's ideas for the poem yesterday....I look forward to reading the final edited poem later.
And Brooke's... I hope you can read it. The photo hasn't come out too well.
Have a good day!
Thursday 14th January
Hope you have a good day.
Wednesday 13th January
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LACEY FOR YESTERDAY AND TO LUCAS FOR TODAY!
Some work to share from yesterday:
Freya's character description:
Now you see Dark does not have any friends. Everyone who sees him always looks at the outside, not the inside. Dark is a tall person with extremely long legs. His hair is a charcoal black colour and it flows down to his shoulders. The hair that covers his head is rather thin and patchy. Dark wears black jeans and a t-shirt that reads, ‘ Dark is the new cool !’ When he walks, his shoulders are back and his chest is out. Although he may look confident, on the inside Dark is scared and worried that people won't like him. Most of the time his posture is magnificent, however, he can occasionally slip into a hunched back. Darks voice tends to be high pitched and sometimes squeaky. His favourite food is macaroni cheese; this reminds him that everyone is different, it's not just him like how each piece of pasta is different. Dark lives in an apartment on 32nd street.
Click here to look at your Pop Art from Tuesday with some pictures from Alfie's mum for you to look through.
Maths dividing fractions video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpYw-OQFqtg
Spelling activity - 'ough' poem
Have a good day!
Tuesday 12th January
Remember to check your Teams calendar every couple of hours in the day, just in case I have invited you to a meeting. There looks quite a lot below but a lot of the activities are quite short.
English lesson - it's another quickish one
Have a good day!
Monday 11th January
Great first week folks! I was quite kind to you with the amount of work I set you last week. It's back to a normal school day now, apart from Friday afternoon when you can plan your own creative afternoon with your family. please let me know what you do so I can share good ideas with the rest of the class.
I have filmed the next chapter of Wild Boy and saved it above. It is a great story so if you haven't listed to any of it yet, I recommend that you do.
Please use the answer sheets to mark your maths so that you can tell me how you got on at the end of the day.
Spellings sheet from last week...just in case!
Whole class reading text - Place called Perfect
See you later for the check-in! Check your calendars!
Friday 8th January
First of all .... what great ice towers you made! Some of you had the problem that I did that my ice cubes weren't in fact cubes!!! I will add a few photos later but look at Immy's ice tower video and Honey's photo!
There is lots of important information in the daily plan so please read it carefully.
Simplifying fractions Key skills sheet for warm up.
Adding and subtracting fractions lesson 2 video
Link for the 10minute challenge: https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/
See you all at 9:15am.
Thursday 7th January
Once again, there is lots of important information in my Daily plan so please read it all! Every day, someone asks me a question that I know I have told you in my planning!
Hopefully, you read my comment yesterday or Tuesday about making ice. If you didn't, run to the fridge now and make yourself some because you will need it later!
Maths lesson: Adding and subtracting fractions 1: https://youtu.be/POVaTRgzRVw
PE - Target sports & games 1
Science: ice challenge - see Daily plan
Remember to email me later and send a quick Teams message if desperate!
Wednesday 6th January
Morning children! There are LOTS and I mean LOTS of notes on the daily plan today. Please read them all very carefully and respond appropriately!
Mrs M's Maths video
Maths YouTube video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQXhknSwrI
Science answers from yesterday - please mark you work and stick it in your green book.
ICT lesson link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/systems-cgvpad
Extra ICT coding website: https://code.org/learn?fbclid=IwAR3je5aIUyIyeG0mIvIXofbuMgOFdZWOMSolXDEE-5-xV8mHH84I5SiMCgY
Have a good day and you know where I am if you need me!
Tuesday 5th January
Morning all! We weren't expecting this but we can do it....together! Remember, I am here for you if you need ANY help. I will have children in school with me so can't reply straight away but will as soon as I can.
Please see the planning for today below. Please make sure that you read all my information in the plans and in Teams letter and ask your parents to read my email.
You do not need to print it all off! SAVE PAPER where you can.
I will try to read a chapter of the new book each day for you. This might not start unitl tomorrow though!
Remember that I need lots of information from you at the end of the day so check the daily plan to see what I want you to email to me.
Please see my email about home-learning for the next week and a half.
SATs assessments - I suggest you don't print them most of them off, if possible - it's a lot of paper!
Maths lessons videos and worksheets - fractions
Wednesday 9th December
If you did the maths arithmetic assessment at home yesterday, please can you let me know what your score was. Over this week, I will be sorting out intervention and after school groups for next half term so will need to know how you did. There will be two more maths papers, a reading and a GPS paper, later on this week and next week. I really do need you to complete these tests so that I know what you can do. I don’t want you to have to do them after Christmas, if we can help it. It would also be a very good idea if you did the maths fraction lessons too, as otherwise you will find it harder in January to catch up on our fraction work.
Maths arithmetic paper from yesterday
Spelling games link: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-3934.htm
Kevin the carrot YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL56Z5StIUY
Comprehension questions: Kevin the carrot
Have a good day and remember to let me know how you did in the assessment please.
Tuesday 8th December
Please read all my notes on the daily plan before you start today's learning!
Spelling games link: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-3934.htm
Have a good day.
Monday 7th December
I hope those of you at home have had a nice weekend. It was lovely to managed to 'connect' with some of you on Teams on Friday - we will try again later in the week. Below is planning for this week.
Maths video: https://vimeo.com/467396285
Spelling words to look at, discuss the meaning of and see if you can work out the spelling rule for.
Spelling lists to learn this week
Reading comprehension questions: based on the new McDonalds' advert
Have a good day!
Friday 4th December
Maths video: https://vimeo.com/466488832
Have a good day! Looking forward to seeing some of you back on Monday!
Thursday 3rd December
Maths - see daily plan above - practical lesson
English - text with colours from yesterday's lesson to check
Reading - summarising part - see yesterday's question sheet.
Spelling - keep practising those 'shus' words.
PE, Art, History - see daily planning sheet.
Have a good day. Hope to see you all soon.
Mrs M x
Wednesday 2nd December
Spelling - 'shus' words
English - discussion text
Reading - Retrieval and inference questions answers in yesterday's resources
Art - Graffiti art lesson
History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRt5Mk6V8Gg CBBC evacuees programs
Have a good day all! Remember to email me so I know how you are doing?
Tuesday 1st December
Maths - Fractions Audit - how much can you remember?
Spellings game: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-254207.htm
Have a good day everyone!
Monday 30th November
Daily plan - please make sure you read all of this!
Reading - Tomb of the Unknown Warrior text
ICT - Scratch see planning
RE - see planning
Have a good day! Remember to bring all your work into school with you, if you are due back on Tuesday.
Spelling test - please let me know your score
Reading 60 second reading comprehension - A letter home
English - write dairy entries - see notes from yesterday.
French plan - Madam Pickford was pleased with the work that I forwarded to her last Friday. Make sure you do this week's so you don't get behind.
PSHE - Positive aspects of myself and my work - see weekly plan
Some art work and music from yesterday and today.
Elysia's and Freya's artwork
Tegan's and Brooke's artwork
There are lots of others that I want to share, but it won't let me so we will share them all when we are back in school.
Jess's music video
Daniel's music video
Have a good Friday and then enjoy the weekend.
Wordsearch 'fer' spellings
Reading - see the weekly plan
Art - see the weekly plan
PE - see the weekly plan
Thanks to those of you who have shared your music creations today. I am sharing some here. I hope you can open them! They are fab! I can see that lots of you have been on Charanga today. Unfortunately, I can't work out how to listen to your music creations so do video them and email to me, if you haven't already done so.
I need them to be saved as an mp3 or mp4 I think to work on here. Ask Freya or Brooke if you need help!
Have a good day!
Morning all!! I'm so impressed with your home-learning. You have been doing really well. I had planned to share some of your art work this evening but have felt exhausted this evening so will do tomorrow.
Describing a character sheet
Music and RE lessons - see the weekly planning above.
Music - if you want to go on Yumu it is part of Charanga. Google Yumu and then login using your Charanga password that should be in your home-school diary. I have your login if you can't find it!
Have a good day.
Good work again today folks! Most people have emailed me. Please do make sure that you do email me each afternoon. Some of you are using your own email addresses, which is fine and saves you from bothering your parents! Very soon, I will give you all your own school email address so that will be easier.
The first thing I asked you to do in Scratch on Monday was to add your proper name to your account so that I know whose is whose. The instructions for how to do that are in my help sheet. Thank you to the eight children who did it - 2 gems each! The rest of you, please can you do it now! Thanks.
Spelling: see planning overview above
Science: see planning overview above
Art: see planning overview above
Have a good day!
Good morning! I hope you have all had a good weekend, even though you have had to stay at home. The overview for this week's lessons is above and today's plans are below. I hope you have a good day. Remember it is easier for me, if you can email all your work together in one email, at the end of the day.
Thanks. Mrs M
Spelling BBC link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqqsw6f/articles/zcsyjty
Spelling group A - You can choose to do the activities linked with the 'fer' spelling pattern or read this sheet here.
Good morning children. I am so sorry that we have had to close the lovely Emerald Bubble. Let's hope that the next two weeks whiz by and we can be back together having fun with our learning. Make sure you share your learning with me and send me some videos to amuse me too! Maybe even some of those terrible jokes - I won't mention who that is aimed at!!!
Good morning all! Hope you are all OK. First of all, I want to say how impressed I am with you all for working so hard this week. Please say thank you to your parents too, if they have been helping you. I know that it is difficult for them too, especially if they are trying to work from home or you have younger siblings at home too. I am impressed with the photos of work you are sending in and love the photos and videos too! Please do share them - your circuits videos and songs really made me smile! Please keep them coming! If you are finding it hard to get motivated, you are probably not alone. Remember that this shouldn't be for too much longer and then we can all be back in class together again. Be patient with your parents if they are trying to help too!!
I'm hoping that today's lessons won't take too long. Madam Pickford has set you a French task. Please make sure that you complete that and email it to me so I can send it on to her. I will save it as a pdf and word document so you can type directly onto the sheet if you have Microsoft word at home.
I was hoping to share some more of your videos on here tonight but I am having technical problems! If I don't manage to work it out over the weekend, I will share them when we are back together in school.
Maths PowerPoint as pdf Worksheet Answers If you find this tricky, just have a go at doing a couple from column one and three. Maybe have a little look at the answers if it helps you to understand. Basically, you just need to multiply or divide by 1000!
English help sheet - you NEED to read this
Spellings for the test - please get your parents to test you, then let me know the score later.
I hope you have a good day.
Thursday's resources and work to share
Tips for Newspaper report writing from Wednesday's marking. READ this before Thursday's English
Another newspaper report WAGOLL to give you help
Reading comprehension - remember if you find the text hard to read, your parents can read it to you.
Rationing activity sheet
Circuit training sheet
Aiden's Anti-bullying rap
Jess optical illusion work
I'm sure there is lots more great work still to come but I am exhausted so need to have a rest. I will share some more tomorrow. Sorry.
Newspaper report Orientation examples.
Reading - 60 second read
Science lesson sheet
Anti-bully Assembly link for song for music lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AUB79YxkwQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3DAxvn7zllIBMn1eHtTyxAUfHuZvkaUSMdyjvaHobLgoJDWoygufVbXLs
Anti-bullying song lyrics
I hope that's all! Have a good day.
Tuesday 17th November
Hello all. Hope you are all well. You had a brilliant day of home learning yesterday - I a so proud of you all.
Today, you might find some bits easy and some bits not so. All I ask is that you have a go at them all. As you know, I am home tomorrow, planning for the rest of the week and ready to help you, if you need me. Your Scratch login details should be in your home-school diary!
Have a good day! Send us a video of you doing some dancing to the 'Anti-bullying song', if you watch the assembly video! Euan was our best Rocker in class today!
I haven't got an answer sheet for the maths but will endeavour to create one in the morning so you can mark your area and perimeter work. If possible can you please email you work in a separate email, rather than replying to previous ones, so it is easier for me to keep tack of your emails.
Thanks. Have a good day.
Maths Worksheet as pdf
Scratch help sheet
Page border for WW2 recipe write up
Squared paper link: squared paper
Fronted adverbials: sheet
The Art illusions are better in the PowerPoint
Drawing a 3D hand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faAX37XzvnM
Drawing a 3D sphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZfj81PEn9o
Drawing a 3D hole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnZQYXPJnXU
Drawing a 3D hole and stairs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcWLe_f-wQk
Drawing a 3D ladder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAq2X-0FbGM
PE: Circuits: sheet
I hope you all have a good first day of home learning. We will miss you. email me if I can help at all.
Hanson Box Competition
Here is the link to the Hanson Box Competition that I will talk about in class this week: https://hansonbox.org/competition-essay/
I have written the key information below:
Key Stage 2: students aged 7-11 (school years 3-6)
Task: In 500 words: what was the most important invention of the 20th century, and what do you think the most important one of the 21st century might be, and why?
How did your chosen 20th century invention impact human society and the environment? Did it bring any negative side effects? What impacts could your 21st century invention bring?
Competition entries are to be submitted digitally via the form below.
This competition has the following prize categories for winning students:
1st prize: £500 book vouchers / learning resources
2nd prize: £300 book vouchers / learning resources
3rd prize: £200 book vouchers / learning resources
PLUS the schools of ALL prize winners receive £1,000 each to use towards a field trip or excursion:
This competition will close on December 31st, 2020.
Winners will be announced in January 2021.
Useful websites for practising key skills at home
Maths websites for home practice:
- Daily 10
- Hit the button
- The Maths Shed (free on apple app store)
- Top Marks
I love reading and really want the children to experience this too. I know that sometimes it is tricky to find books that you like so I have shared some ideas below. I hope that you will let me know books that you have liked too so that I can share them on here.
I find these two websites good for looking for book ideas:
- ‘Love reading4kids.co.uk’ is a great website where you can look for books using age range. I find this often helps to choose appropriate books. You can read an extract from them too.
- ‘Booksfortopics.com’ is also a good website where you can choose books by age and topic.
I have not read many of these books but they come recommended by other year 6 teachers. Obviously, I recommend you find out a little bit more about each book/series before you buy them, in case you don’t think they are appropriate for your child.
- Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
- Eragon Series
- Percy Jackson series
- Malorie Blackman books
- Young Bond – Charlie Higson
- Titch – Simon Mayo
- The 1000 year-old boy
- Katherine Rundell books
- Murder most unladylike
- The Northern lights – Phillip Pullman
- The Spooks Apprentice series – Joseph Delaney
- Ross Welford books
- Frank Cottrell Boyce books
- Skulduggery Pleasant series
- The Dark Wild Series
- Robin Stevens – A murder most unladylike series
- Holly Smale – the Valentines
- Jean Ure – Strawberry Crush
- Rachel Hamilton – the case of the exploding Loo/Brains
- Matt Haig – A Boy called Christmas / The girl who saved Christmas
- Lauren Child books
- Tom Fletcher books
- PL Travers – Mary Poppins
- Frank Cottrell Boyce – The Astounding Broccoli boy
Click here for a Grammar help sheet to explain and give examples of grammar vocabulary for year 6.
Click here for a Scratch help sheet.
Maths Help Sheets
Adding and subtracting fractions
Finding fractions of amounts
The Four Operations
Autumn Term 2020
Emerald Class Celebration of Learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS1AxS1fx5E&feature=youtu.be
The weeks seem to be flying by this half term and everyone had been working hard. We are developing our skills needed for writing newspapers so next week, we can start to write one about evacuation.
In maths we have been multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000 and then using this to multiply by multiples of 10 on Friday.
We have finished our John Piper paintings and the detail added in black pen has been very effective. I will post some photos on here soon.
We've had another busy week in Emerald Class! We have learnt the importance of BIDMAS, when carrying out calculations and carried out some tricky problem solving related to it!
We have been reminding ourselves of the features of a good newspaper report so that we are ready to start to write our own about evacuation next week.
Our John Piper paintings are nearly finished - we just need to add the detail onto them in black pen. Then we will be ready to start out sewing experience! Mrs Madge is wondering how we will be at threading needles!!
Happy weekend everyone!
We have had the second course of Bikeability this week and the children enjoyed the days, especially the final bike ride. During maths, we have been exploring prime numbers. The low ones are easy to remember but we had to use our times tables to help us to find the larger ones!
We have been using our knowledge of the events of the Blitz to write a narrative poem. It was quite tricky!
We have enjoyed the first 7 weeks in Emerald Class and are looking forward to our holiday.
We hope you all have a good week.
Lily-Rose and Ruby
On Monday half the class did Bikeability and on Tuesday we spit up into 2 groups and 6 went in the morning and the other half did it in the afternoon. They rode around the village on their bikes, learning how to stay safe, particularly at junctions. Thank you to Mrs Attwood and Mrs Kanka for the help and to the instructors.
Freya said, "It was super fun on the second day."
Ruby said, "It was one of the best days in school."
Lucas said, "I really enjoyed it."
Euan said, "It was really awesome!"
Whilst some were doing Bikeability, the rest of the class explored the different shelters used in World War 2. We developed our IT skills, learning how to create tables in Microsoft Word, producing a table to compare the different shelters. We also started to add water colours to our John Piper sketches of the church. They are beginning to look amazing.
In maths this week we have started finding common factors and multiple. Our tables have been helping us!
We have also started to write about the Blitz in prose, ready to convert it to a narrative poem. We have found it a bit tricky to write in the present tense, which is how the poem we are writing in the style of is written. We are getting better though and will finish next week.
Lily-Rose and Ruby
This week we have been carrying on our learning about World War 2. Thanks for your help on the amazing outfits - they were wonderful and with the lunch too - they were brilliant!
Another massive thanks to the museum workers who gave us 3 different activities to do. They included: air raids siren practice, stirrup pump/home guard activity, rationed food and what an evacuee would have taken with them when evacuated to the country. And did you all didn’t know that in the war, the babies had to were a fall body gas mask. Mrs Madge has said he pretend air raids will continue through the topic. We have added tape to the windows to protect them from shattering, if a bomb explodes nearby and we have blackout blinds, ready to put up in the event of an air raid.
Whilst we were dressed up in our WW2 outfits, we took photos of each other and then used the photo editing app on the ipads to change them into sepia style photos.
In English this week we have been starting to write poems about the Blitz and we have came up with fantastic vocabulary like: chaotic, chaos, missiles launching here and there, blazing inferno and emerging. Our poems started with adverbial openers, which helped to structure them well.
In Maths this week we have been starting to tackle division. We are once again realising how important it is to know our times tables.
Have a nice weekend.
Lily-Rose & Ruby
Children, read below to find your code word!
We have had another good week in Emerald Class, with lots of learning. We have moved onto multiplication in Maths and can pretty much multiply any numbers you give us now!! We have found out about the Blitz and how badly London and other cities were affected. We imagined that we were in London in the Blitz and had to shelter in an Anderson Shelter. It has really made us feel a bit more grateful for our homes!
We have started our science topic about the circulatory system and learnt about why the heart is so important to us!
We are looking forward to our WW2 workshop next Wednesday, when we will dress up in World War 2 style clothing, to get into the role of children in the war.
An extra little challenge for you this weekend:
Can you make a World War 2 style lunch for Wednesday’s WW2 day? Do some research over the weekend and see what they would have eaten. Maybe make a cake or some biscuits. They certainly wouldn’t have had any processed food! What would their food have been put in? It wouldn’t have been a plastic lunch box! I look forward to seeing what your lunch looks like!
The code word is Chocolate!
We started the week with code breaking, using Caesar and Pigpen cyphers to find out about our topic for this term. It is called 'We Will Meet Again' and is looking at children and how they were affected by World War Two. Our class novel is 'Goodnight Mr Tom' so we have started to read that, along with watching the film, to find out what it was like for William, when he left London and moved to the countryside. We have pretended to be William and written a letter to our mother in London, having settled into Mr Tom's house. The children have done brilliantly using emotive language to show how both characters felt about the changing circumstances.
In Maths, we have moved onto calculations, revising addition and subtraction of whole and decimal numbers. We are learning the importance of careful calculating and checking, to ensure our answers are accurate!
The children have settled back into school really well over the last two weeks and made a great start in Emerald Class. We have used two books to base our learning around over the two weeks: 'Here we are' and 'Where the wild things are.'
We used 'Where we are' to help us to think about how we are all different but equally important and special. We also talked about how important it is to be kind to everyone around us. The children came up with lots of ideas for how they could be kind at home and school. I hope that some of you have seen evidence of this at home! Maybe they have offered to do the washing, empty the dishwasher or tidy their room without being asked?!
We used 'Where the wild things are' to revise some of our Year 5 grammar work. The children drew their own 'Wild things' for our cloakroom display and then wrote expanded noun phrases, direct speech and descriptive writing to add to the display.
We have enjoyed outdoor learning too, including team games, PE, treasure hunts and maths lessons in the quiet garden.
We hope you all have a restful weekend.
Hello Parents and Children of Emerald Class
We hope that you have had a good summer holidays and are ready for the new school year. We have been busy getting the school ready for your return and are very much looking forward to seeing you all. Things will be slightly different from last year so I have created a quick video to show you and explain what you need to do on Monday. I understand that it is going to be a bit strange for most of you, as you haven't been to school since March. However, I am sure that once you have been back for a few days, you will feel more confident and ready for a great year!
Along with Jet Class, you need to arrive at school between 8:40 and 8:50am each morning and make your way around the side of our building, entering the classroom through the fire exit. I will be there to meet you.
Please click the link below to watch my 'Welcome back to Emerald Class' video.
Move up information 2020-2021
Roles and responsibilities for Year 6
I mentioned today that I wanted you to have a think about what roles you might want in September. This is a document which explains the different roles that we have had this year. I assume that it will be pretty similar next year. I suggest that you have a look and have a think about what you might like to get involved in. I will talk about it more in September so don't rush to do anything yet - it's just there to get you thinking over the summer!
Hello Children of the current Jet Class!
Below is a short video from Mrs Attwood and myself to answer some of your questions about what it will be like in Emerald Class in September. I apologise for the quality of the video. Mrs A and I had to film it outside, as we are in different bubbles, and it was a rather windy day! You may need to turn your volume up!!!
I hope that as many of you as possible can come along on Thursday afternoon to 'say goodbye' to Miss Green and 'hello to me.' See below for the timings, which are organised depending on your surname. Unfortunately, we cannot allow people into the other groups.
If we don't see you on Thursday, we hope you have a good summer and we look forward to welcoming the children to Emerald Class in September.
Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood