Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

Livingstone Primary School

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

Welcome to Kingfisher's class Year 6

 SPRING TERM 2021

 

MORNING CHALLENGE:

For online learning, please see SeeSaw, Purple Mash and MyMaths!

Let us know if you need any logins!

Please contact class teachers via the Purple Mash email facility or email schooloffice@livingstone.bedssch.co.uk

Welcome back to the Spring Term in Kingfishers Class. We have so much exciting new things to learn this term! School may not look exactly how we want it to look, but we can assure you, the learning is going to be just as much fun!

 In English, we will be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We will be recording a reading session everyday for you to watch on SeeSaw at anytime (obviously not in the middle of the night, Year 6!).  All of our English writing will be through this book.

 In maths, we will be continuing practising out four operations through problem solving, but will also be looking at algebra (don't be scared), percentages and decimals. We will be doing lots of practise polishing up our maths skills - look out for additional learning on Purple Mash and MyMaths.

Our theme in History this term  is 'The Changing Role of Women', which is also reflected in our Art unit on the Mexican artist,  Frida Khalo. These are fantastic units of learning and we know you will really enjoy them.

 In Computing, we will be looking at Spreadsheets - watch out for the tasks we will set on Purple Mash.

 In RE, we will be asking the question, 'Why do some people believe in God and not others?' Perhaps you have your own answers to that, which we will explore.

 You all made a terrific start to life in Year 6. Remember, if there's anything you are concerned about, to contact us via email or SeeSaw!

 

Happy New Year,

Mrs Banghar,  Mrs Stock and Mr King

Thank you so much for our wonderful Christmas presents.  They were greatly appreciated!

PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays!

Homework is online - purple mash and my maths - due in each Friday please.

Spring 1 spelling lists.

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SATS?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBVHlF1SvNk&t=81s

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