Welcome to Year 6!
If you have any questions about work whilst the school is closed, please email email@example.com and Miss Grantham will be in touch to answer your question.
If you are unable to print the activities, please complete them in Word or copy them into a notepad. Below you will find a copy of our weekly timetables in case you would like to follow this at home.
Thank you for your understanding in these unprecedented times.
End of Year Celebrations!
We hope you are all well - we are really missing seeing your lovely faces in school! This week, we start the final countdown of your time in Year 6! Normally we would have lots of different celebrations planned to help leave you with fabulous memories however, under the circumstances, this is not possible. We are all very sad about this as we know how much you have worked and we would have loved to have celebrated with you.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sending you all a little present to help you remember your time at Nyewood and something to get your started with all your hard work next year! Look out for it in the post!
We are also planning a lovely reunion for the Autumn term where we will be able to celebrate your time with us -should everything go to plan!
Have fabulous summers and we look forward to seeing you then!
We miss you all and are incredibly proud of each and every one of you!
Miss Grantham, Miss Weller and Mrs Owers
Leavers Worship at Chichester Cathedral
Today at 10am, there is a virtual leavers service from Chichester Cathedral. This is a fabulous opportunity to gather together (virtually) to celebrate your time within the Diocese of Chichester. We will be participating at school today within our bubbles and the songs are ones you know, so do join in!
It can be found at the following link and the service is around 40minutes long.
It's the final term!
Welcome back Year 6! We hope you enjoyed a week off from doing work last week. Whether you are at home or coming into school on your allocated weeks, we will continue to upload work for you to have a go at. We will be completing similar tasks in school so you can always carry on with tasks while not at school.
Myself, Mrs Owers and Miss Weller miss you all lots and look forward to seeing some of you on the weeks you are in - even if the classrooms look a little different to usual.
Keep working hard and supporting those at home! Remember, you don't have to be doing work all day, a little is better than none!
The week beginning the 8th June, we were meant to be on our fabulous residential to Stubbington. Unfortunately this had to be cancelled. However, below we have gathered some of the activities we would have been doing there for you to have a go at, at home! Each activity has resources lists and step by step instructions for you to complete.
As an extra exciting challenge for you, why not camp out in your garden for the week, or make a den within your house to sleep in all week! We would love to see any pictures from these activities!
Hand Washing Competition!
MedicSpot have an exciting competition for you all! They would like to see the most creative ways of encouraging children to wash their hands frequently. You could create a poster, film a video, record a song, complete a science experiment or even write a poem! All these creative ways (and more) need to have one purpose: to encourage children and adults to wash their hands often.
The top entry will win £500 for their school while the top 10 runner-ups will win £100 for their school to spend on the school to make learning even more fun for us all! All children who participate will be recognised as well!
All entries are via their website, follow the link the help you: https://www.medicspot.co.uk/handwash and get creating!
Time to get creative! Adur District Council are looking to compile a book of poetry to explore our experiences of lockdown. Using the information in the poster below, create a poem which can be entered into the competition and potentially published in a book called 'Poems of Our Time'.
Follow the details on the poster carefully to make sure that your poem goes to the right person! We would love to see your poems too!
Harry Potter Project
Below you will find a project all about Harry Potter. Whether you are a huge fan or new to the books, enjoy the challenges this projects provides. We will be doing the same in school as well so lets see what you can do!
Maths Task 4
Over the next week, we would like you to complete a unit on statistics! Below is the plan which you can follow and use Bitesize to help you. You will also find a PowerPoint with explanations and tasks to complete.
Why not try to work out the mode, median and range of data collected from your household to practise your skills.
English Task 8
Read All About!
We would like you to apply your knowledge of newspapers to the tasks below. Think about the example newspaper and find examples of each of the 'tools' on the attached toolkit. Then, using the next example, find more examples.
Then, using these toolkits, create your own newspaper article about COVID-19 and your experience with it. Remember to write in 1st person and include facts, quotes and past tense verbs.
Over the next 2 weeks, we would like you to research a man or woman of science and their amazing discoveries or inventions. This could be anything from the invention of electricity to the telephone, or the invention of penicillin to x-rays. You decide! Remember, not all scientists wore white coats and have crazy hair and not all were men!
We look forward to reading all about your scientists!
BBC Bitesize Home Schooling
Along with the tasks being uploaded over the next few weeks, the BBC have created a scheme of work to support home learning. By following the link below, you will find a weekly schedule which you can scroll through to find the year 6 timetable. You will also find the Year 7 one if you fancy a challenge! You will also find the link for the daily lesson tasks.
English Task 7
Video time! Look at the video in the following link before looking at the document below. Think carefully about the events within the clip before planning and then writing the ending of the story. Remember to think carefully about the audience of your story.
English Task 6
Do you know your leopards from your zebras? Your tigers from your foxes? Time to put your non-fiction writing skills to the test and create a piece of writing about an animal of your choice in a non-fiction genre of your choice. Scroll through to find the spellings sheets to help you as well!
English Task 5
This task is based on a film clip of a letter written by Michael Morpurgo. First of all, can you watch the clip below:
Then use the document below to start your creativity flowing! Enjoy!
English Task 4
Here is a two week English project for you to complete at home. We would like you to be creative with your writing and look carefully at the 'Imagine That!' task sheet. You will be using an imagine as a stimulus for your writing.
Remember, a little everyday is better than nothing at all.
English Task 3
Are you the next Grimm Brother? The Grimm brothers wrote traditional tales with gruesome and unforeseen twists. These are fantastic stories, which we know you will love.
We would like you to have a go at creating an alternative ending for one of your favourite stories. Think about what the characters do within the plot and how you can make the ending as different as possible.
Could you make it become 'unhappily ever after'?
Could you leave it on a dramatic cliffhanger?
Is someone going to die?
Is a new character going to arrive?
Are they going to end up in an alternate reality?
The decision is yours! When publishing, why not make an actual little book, with illustrations, title, cover and a blurb.We look forward to hearing them!
Maths Task 3
Can you remember the difference between area and perimeter? We hope so! Apply your knowledge and skills to the challenge below and think carefully about the difference. Why not see what else you can calculate the area and perimeter of within your house or garden!
Maths Task 2
We would like you to create a board game for you to play at home with your family - the twist? It must be maths themed. This is a great opportunity for you to practise some of your maths skills and even challenge yourself with some of the trickier aspects. Think about the challenges, questions and movement around the board.
Art Task 2 - Graffiti
Time to get creative like we know you can! Have a little research into famous graffiti artists and complete the task below. Create your own graffiti style poster to display in your window, send into school or post to your family.
Art Task 1- Keep Still!
You are going to focus on still life drawing. First of all, take a look at the tutorial below. It just gives you an idea of how to tackle still-life drawing in pencil.
Science 3 - Flowers!
On a walk, or perhaps if you have a garden, have a look at the flowers and the plants that are beginning to, or have already, bloomed! On a piece of paper, roughly draw a plant you see (including the bits that you can’t see such as the parts beneath the soil). Label the parts you can recall – what is the job of each part you’ve labelled? Note this down too!
Science 2 - Soap Boat Experiment
While at home, why not have a go at creating your own science experiment using items all around your house. Watch the video on the document below and read the instructions carefully. We can't wait to see pictures of you completing this experiment and testing out your boat!
Science 1 - Lyrid Meteor
Over the next few days, an amazing event is happening in our sky each night. The Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible for the next few nights, with its peak being between the 22nd -26th April. We would like you to complete the task below, using this as inspiration. Do not worry if you don't get to see it with your own eyes; the weather has to be perfect!
There is even some art for you to have a go at for all you budding artists out there!
Virtual Tours Project
We would like you to use the document below to 'visit' some unfamiliar places of interest. Explore the sites, learn some new facts and research a little more. Once you have done this, we would like you to create an information pack including the following items:
1) Tourist brochure full of information - remember your structure is important!
2) 3 postcards written as if you had visited the place - remember they need an interesting image on the front.
3) Posters advertising the tourist attraction.
4) Travel diary entries.
5) Top 5 exhibits to look out for 'blog' post.
Once we are back at school, we will have a look at these and create a display using your different 'tourist' packs.
This term, our lesson focus is 'Freedom and Justice' and the stories within the Bible. We are focusing on Moses and what we can learn from his life. Below, you will find the story of Moses to help you learn about the plagues and why they were sent. If you have Netflix, 'The Prince of Egypt' is a great version of Moses' life.
Task 1: We would like you to create a poem, art piece, zig-zag book, write the story in your own words of the story of Moses.
Task 2: we would like you to think of one of the main themes that is present from the story - how is this presented in the world today? How can we improve this? How can we live a better life?
For example: Freedom - how is this present in the world today and what can we do to help those who aren't?
Repeat for as many themes as you can find within the story.
Task 3: Why are the 10 Commandments still useful in today's modern world? Which is the hardest / easiest and why? Create a piece of work (in a genre of your choice) to explain this. It could be a comic strip of conversations between people, it could be a diary entry, a letter, a poster.
Task 4: We would like you to create an information leaflet about a Christian charity to inform people about what they do, how they do and how we can support them. In this difficult time, have a look to see what they are doing to help those within their community.
Task 5: Create a 'charter' or set of rules to help keep justice and calm within your household. Remember, these need to be fair and relevant to the people involved. Are you going to consult your group before creating these, or are you going to impose the rules onto them? Remember, be kind.
It is really important that you continue reading between 3-4 times a week. You can read to yourself, your adults at home, your siblings, or even via social media to your relatives or friends.
Here is the link to the AR quiz system - you all know your username and password so get quizzing!
Also, if you fancy listening to a story being read to you, David Walliams is uploading stories every morning onto his website below:
If your adults at home have Instagram, celebrities are reading stories and uploading them onto the @savewithstories account. Remember, you are never too old for story time or picture books!
Sporting Research Project
Over the next week, we would like you to research a sportsman or sportwoman of your choice. This person can be from any sporting profession, for example: football, F1, running, swimming, badminton etc.
You must find out as much information as possible and present it in a way of your choosing. This project needs to include plenty of information written in your own words and not just copied and pasted from a website!
Think creatively, get drawing but remember to make the work your own! We look forward to reading all about them!
Fancy burning off some energy? Need to relax? Have a look at the websites below for an energetic HIIT workout for children as well as a calming yoga website to enjoy by yourself, with your siblings or even with your whole family!
Also, at 9am Mon-Fri, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) will be leading a workout session, designed for children, on his YouTube channel for you to join in with. Why not join in before you have your breakfast! Remember to follow his lead and cool down properly afterwards.
Have a go at visiting this website and listen to the music on here. Follow each step on the website to create a variety of different tasks. You can even upload your finished product to the website!
Maths Continuous Tasks
You may want to carry on with the style of maths learning we have been using in school. The below webiste will allow you to access activities and tasks to help you challenge your knowledge.
Below are a list of websites to help you with your maths. Have a go at the different challenges on SumDog and TTRS. If you have misplaced your TTRS password, or have not been given your SumDog password due to not being in school, please email Miss Grantham at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will email it to you.
English Task 2
We all know how creative and imaginative you all are. We would like you to put all those creative juices into creating some fantastic pieces of writing using the document below as a starting point. Within it, you will find questions and images to help prompt you to begin writing.
Think about your genre, audience and purpose. Think about your EGPS knowledge as well - can you get passive voice into your writing? Or any 3/4, 5/6 spellings? We look forward to reading your master pieces.
Remember, if you would like to send Miss Grantham, Mrs Owers or Miss Weller any pictures or work you have created, we would love to see them. Send them to email@example.com. Don't forget to put your name on it! :)
English Task 1
Each day, the following website will release an image with a selection of tasks to complete relating to it. Look carefully about the image and think about the different features of a specific genre - remember all the genres we have covered this year. Have a go at completing a selection of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Remember GAP - Genre, Audience and Purpose! Use the spelling list within the SATs revision booklet to help with vocabulary. We look forward to reading some of your creations.
Topic Research Project
Non-Chronological report on Anne Frank
Over the last term, we have been learning about World War Two. One important figure to emerge from it was little Anne Frank. A Jewish girl who fled to Amsterdam to hide from the Nazis, Anne wrote a diary of what it was like living in hiding. Unfortunately, her family, and the two other families she was hiding with, were discovered.
We would like you to research Anne's life and learn about the 'secret annex' she was hiding in and create a non-chronological report about her. The following link allows you to have virtual tour of their hiding place - Miss Grantham has been there personally and it is an incredible place to visit if you ever have the opportunity. You may also find the attached dcuments useful too.
Like we have talked about in class, some parts of World War Two are incredibly sad, and it is ok to feel sad. But remember, the country came out the other side and became what it is because of it. Remember to talk with your family about some of the facts you are learning as well!
We would like you to research a country of your choice and produce a poster, PowerPoint, leaflet or information pack about it. You can choose a country from anywhere around the world!
We are looking for the most creative and the most informative project and they will receive a prize once we are back at school!
Here are a few websites to get you started:
Good luck and have fun!
We all know you love spending time on your devices. So, why not practise your coding skills by setting yourself up on 'Hour of Code'? It is free but you may need your adult at home to help create an account.
Let's see what skills you all have!
If you are wanting a level to begin with, select grade 6 as this is the equivalent for you!
Visit the following website https://www.facebook.com/mrhunterteaches/ each day where there will be a 'word of the day' to create a piece of art work around it. You can even upload your artwork to the page so that other people can see it. You may need to ask your parents about uploading!
Thinking of Others
While you are at home, think about your neighbours; especially any that are particularly elderly. Create a little postcard to drop through their letter boxes - please check with your adult at home before doing this. Think about messages of inspiration to help cheer their day up!