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'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

Welcome to Kestrels Class - Year 6

SPRING 2020

 

WELCOME TO KESTRELS CLASS' PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

What are you up to? Let your fellow class mates know. Send a photo to me and I will upload onto the page!

Olly mastering a jigsaw...what will it be?
Olly mastering a jigsaw...what will it be?

British Artist - David Hockney - is drawing Spring to get him through self-isolation! Take a look. Maybe you too can be inspired by Spring!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52109901

Are you bored yet?

Hello!

With the ever changing picture of education in the current situation, we would like to fully utilise the class page. Therefore, we will update this page regularly to keep in touch with all of you, plus set additional work.

Every child in Y6 has been provided with a class book (blue) which has all the sign ons for the various educational pages where we will set work. 

Of course, you are not alone. I can be connected via email to help with any school work worries. I can even phone to talk through learning, if there is an issue.

My email is: mlewis@livingstone.bedssch.co.uk

Please take care of yourselves and, as ever, we send you all our best wishes.

Mrs Lewis, Mrs Lara and Miss Kaimina

 

Websites for learning! 

Whiterose maths, the scheme which we use in class, has created daily lessons, with videos, to teach and support learning.

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

Our next unit is Ratio and Proportion, moving onto Calculating Angles - take a look.

Of course, you do not have to download the worksheet or print it - email me your answers, take a picture or send them to me. Write answers in your blue book.

Another website which is providing free home-school lessons can be found at http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

 

In addition to this, Children in Kestrels Class will have access to a variety of websites. They can also keep in contact with their class teachers via the class blog.

Online class activities and class blog via Purple Mash :https://2simple.com/purple-mash/  

Maths activities and support via My Maths: https://mymaths.co.uk/  

Times tables practise via TTRockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

Online curriculum activities and latest news for children via espresso: https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso/

Look out for other websites, which we will endeavour to check out and share.

Below is a list of websites which have access from home for home learning. Thanks to Mrs Bavington for finding this.

 

Do you miss Mr Wilson's morning challenges? Well, fear not! Here's a link to have a different one everyday, whilst you are being home-schooled!

Go to: www.morningchallenge.co.uk 

I'm a massive fan of Oliver Jeffers. I know his books are aimed at younger pupils, he is doing a live read of his books on instagram, plus loading them up on to his webpage. Go and have a look. I did! They are charming and something nice to watch in the evening, for young and old!

Go to: https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books for his live reading and recordings.

Another company opening up their ebooks. I haven't had a chance to look at them (there's over 3000 on there!) but take a look. Lots of different levels!

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR2jvPlrt2p0qhcYIw_6toGk62GS-0scwRfbgRHrgpvnWGACdjUOLQW5GRw

 

 

Friday 20th September

Year 6 were lucky to go to a fully immersive theatre production of 'The Day I fell into a Book'by Lewis Gibson. It was quite unlike anything we have ever experienced before! Please see the youtube clip below to get an idea of what it was like.

 

STOP-PRESS! Author Visit - Polly Ho-Yen visits Year 5  and 6 on Wednesday 25th September...

Polly Ho-Yen visits Livingstone!

We were incredibly fortunate to have had the amazing author, Polly Ho-Yen (Boy in the Tower, Fly me Home) visit Year 5 and 6 on Wednesday 25th September. She lead writing workshops in all UKS2 classes and the children were thoroughly inspired by her energy. This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to get first hand experience on the writing process from a successful author. Some of the children were quite star-struck! 

Year 6 loved The Boy in the Tower, which they read in Year 5. Currently, they are reading one of her other books - Fly Me Home. For more information, go to: https://pollyhoyen.com

Useful extra websites for children in Year 6

Maths and English Practise

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.

https://uk.ixl.com/promo?partner=google&campaign=1187&adGroup=Key+Stage+2&gclid=CPPa8teS_8kCFQbnwgodgOIB6A

 

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

 

A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

 

A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/

 

A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.

http://www.online-maths-tutor.com/

 

A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.

http://sats.highamstjohns.com/

 

These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  Best used

http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/key-stage-2-ks2-sat-past-papers

 

Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.

http://www.mad4maths.com/

 

This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

 

Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

A range of English games and activities.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

 

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255