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CLASS EMAIL ADDRESS :-  milkyway.sch418@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Dear Milky Way Class,

 

How are you all?  I really hope you are keeping yourselves busy during these uncertain times.  I have been trying to keep to some sort of routine, by getting up around the same time each day, having breakfast and then doing Joe Wicks P.E at 9am.  If you haven’t tried it yet you should – it definitely gets your heart rate up and keeps you fit!

 

There have been some days that I have been working in school, looking after the children that have to come in because their parents are Key Workers.  I have also been busy loading work onto the website for you all to complete whilst you are off from school. All of the staff have also been working extremely hard on a whole new learning experience for you all to engage in after the holidays – more information to follow soon!

 

I would really like to hear from you over the Easter holidays.  So if you would like to email me on the class email address: milkyway.sch418@educ.somerset.gov.uk with any news you have and what you have been up to the past few weeks, I will do my very best to reply.

 

Have a fantastic Easter and don’t eat too much chocolate!

Stay safe and well

Love from

Miss Hancock x

Internet safety

This week we will be asking the children to learn a bit more about how to keep safe on the internet. Please see the PDF for the activity we are asking them to complete.  

Monday's home learning for Milky Way Class

 

Today the children will need to do 15 minutes of spelling practise on spelling rule 43.  This will be the focus for the whole week.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

 

They will also need to practise for 15 minutes on Times Table Rock stars

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

For Guided reading please see the attached PDF file.  The children will need to read the text and answer the questions.  They can use the mark scheme to self mark their work.

 

In Maths the children are revising their knowledge on line graphs.  Please visit https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/19/line-graphs-video/   for a quick revision video.  The activity they need to complete is attached below.

 

English:

Over the course of the week, the children will be writing a story. The story will be based on the picture titled 'About to hatch', found in the PDF below. Imagine if this is what we had found when we arrived at Durdle Door!!! surprise

Complete the following tasks...

1. Read the Story starter on page 1

2. Complete  Question time on page 2 (give detailed high-level answers)

3. Perfect Picture – page 5

 

All children will need to try and work towards obtaining a blue Peter Badge.  Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

To find out more information.  This is for the children to spend up to an hour each day working on their chosen Blue Peter badge - Good luck!

 

Remember to try and do some sort of physical activity every day.  Joe wicks is doing online P.E sessions every day at 9am see https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Tuesday's home learning for Milky Way Class

 

Today the children will need to do 15 minutes of spelling practise on spelling rule 42.  This will be the focus for the whole week.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

 

They will also need to practise for 15 minutes on Times Table Rock stars

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

For Guided reading please see the attached PDF file.  The children will need to read the text and answer the questions.  They can use the mark scheme to self mark their work.

 

In Maths the children will continue to revise their knowledge on line graphs.  Please visit https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/19/line-graphs-video/   for a quick revision video.  The activity they need to complete is attached below.

 

In English the children will continue preparing for our story writing. Please see the PDF below (About to hatch).

Complete the following tasks :

  1. Sentence challenge on page 3
  2. Sick sentences on page 4 (create a vivid image in the reader’s mind by using powerful vocabulary; use a range of sentence types)

 

All children will need to try and work towards obtaining a blue Peter Badge.  Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

To find out more information.  This is for the children to spend up to an hour each day working on their chosen Blue Peter badge - Good luck!

 

Remember to try and do some sort of physical activity every day.  Joe wicks is doing online P.E sessions every day at 9am see https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Wednesday's home learning for Milky Way Class

 

Today the children will need to do 15 minutes of spelling practise on spelling rule 43.  This will be the focus for the whole week.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

 

They will also need to practise for 15 minutes on Times Table Rock stars

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

For Guided reading please see the attached PDF file.  The children will need to read the text and answer the questions.  They can use the mark scheme to self mark their work.

 

In Maths the children are revising their knowledge on line graphs.  Please visit https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/19/line-graphs-video/   for a quick revision video.  The activity they need to complete is attached below.

 

In English the children will begin writing their story, About to hatch.

  1. Re-read the story starter (see PDF below).
  2. Write the next paragraph of the story, describing the moment the objects hatched. What was inside?

Success criteria:

  • write consistently in the 1st of 3rd person (I or he/she)
  • write in the past tense
  • use interesting description to engage the reader
  • include feelings (remember to ‘show not tell’)
  • use a range of sentence starters
  • use simple, compound and complex sentences

 

All children will need to try and work towards obtaining a blue Peter Badge.  Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

To find out more information.  This is for the children to spend up to an hour each day working on their chosen Blue Peter badge - Good luck!

 

Remember to try and do some sort of physical activity every day.  Joe wicks is doing online P.E sessions every day at 9am see https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Thursday's home learning for Milky Way Class

 

Today the children will need to do 15 minutes of spelling practise on spelling rule 43.  This will be the focus for the whole week.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

 

They will also need to practise for 15 minutes on Times Table Rock stars

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

For Guided reading please see the attached PDF file.  The children will need to read the text and answer the questions.  They can use the mark scheme to self mark their work.

 

In Maths the children are revising their knowledge on line graphs.  Please visit https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/19/line-graphs-video/   for a quick revision video.  The activity they need to complete is attached below.

 

In English the children will be up-leveling the paragraph that they wrote yesterday.

  1. Read your paragraph that you wrote yesterday.
  2. Using different coloured pencils, underline 3 examples in your work to show that you have met each success criteria (see PDF below). Did you include everything?
  3. Now edit your work to improve it further!

 

All children will need to try and work towards obtaining a blue Peter Badge.  Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

To find out more information.  This is for the children to spend up to an hour each day working on their chosen Blue Peter badge - Good luck!

 

Remember to try and do some sort of physical activity every day.  Joe wicks is doing online P.E sessions every day at 9am see https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Friday's Home learning activities Milky Way Class

 

Today the children will need to do 15 minutes of spelling practise on spelling rule 42.  This will be the focus for the whole week.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

 

They will also need to practise for 15 minutes on Times Table Rock stars

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

For Guided reading please see the attached PDF file.  The children will need to read the text and answer the questions.  They can use the mark scheme to self mark their work.

 

In Maths they will be continuing to revise line graphs - see the attached activity below.

 

In English the children will write the middle and end of their stories.

 Let’s think…What is the problem?

  • Is the creature friend or foe?
  • Does it need to return home?
  • Does it need to adapt to life on earth?
  • Does it need to escape the hands of scientists?

How is the problem solved?

 

All children will need to try and work towards obtaining a blue Peter Badge.  Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

To find out more information.  This is for the children to spend up to an hour each day working on their chosen Blue Peter badge - Good luck!

 

Remember to try and do some sort of physical activity every day.  Joe wicks is doing online P.E sessions every day at 9am see https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Year 6 Powerpoint presentation

READING GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND VOLUNTEER READERS

Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.  

https://www.wincantonprimaryschool.co.uk/curriculum-support/

 

Curriculum Newsletters

Welcome to Milky Way Class!

 

The class teacher is Miss Hancock and Miss Salter and Miss Norris also work with us. 

 

Our learning experience this half term is called  Coast to Coast

 

 For further information, please read the curriculum newsletter above.

 

Having visited Lulworth Cove, children will identify different coastal locations and compare them. They will explore the range of features found in coastal environments and begin to recognise how the processes of erosion and deposition result in these formations. Using this work, they will create artwork and poetry reflecting the many moods and feelings evoked by the coastline. Science this half term, will further develop the children’s understanding of electrical circuits and their many components. This will be through practical investigations and challenges.

 

Take home task:

Choose from one, or even more, of the following. Alternatively, choose something of your own – get creative!

  • Research a particular coastline and its features
  • Create some art work based around the coast
  • Produce a PPT about the Jurassic coast
  • Create a poster about electrical circuits

 

Hand in date: Friday 27th March 2020

 

P.E.

This term our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday.  Please ensure that the children have all of the correct kit in school on this day and that long hair is tied back.  Could children also please have both trainers and daps as part of their kit so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE. We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over.  It would be appreciated if P.E. kits could be kept in school throughout the week, as there may be other opportunities where P.E. kit is required.

 

Numeracy and spellings:

Numeracy homework and spellings will be given out on a Friday and due in/tested the following Wednesday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concerns.

It is also beneficial if all children regularly practise their times tables facts in order to improve speed of recall. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home. Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that recall is quick and accurate. (No counting up on fingers allowed)

 

We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded into the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!

We will be adding photos, news and pieces of work regularly to this page so make sure you come back soon.

Thanks for visiting.

SPELLINGS INFORMATION

Year 5 and 6 Spelling Lists

WEBSITES
Previous learning experiences / class photos.

YEAR 6 - Rainforest Roadshow

YEAR 6 - Rainforest Roadshow 1
YEAR 6 - Rainforest Roadshow 2
YEAR 6 - Rainforest Roadshow 3
YEAR 6 - Rainforest Roadshow 4

Year 6 - Under Threat Learning Experience

Year 6 - Under Threat Learning Experience  1
Year 6 - Under Threat Learning Experience  2
Year 6 - Under Threat Learning Experience  3
Year 6 - Under Threat Learning Experience  4
If you have any safeguarding concerns during the school closure please contact Children's Social Care on 0300 123 2224 or Mr Wilson on 01963 32132 or 07907 807 794
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