St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Cromwell Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SG

0113 2934411

liz.holliday@stpeterscofe.org.uk

Year 6

Tuesday 29th September

Well done to you all, for a brilliant day of work yesterday. Let's keep that effort up everyone - I am so proud of you! Your work for today can be found in the links below. Keep smiling. Mr. Robertson :-)

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

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Today's MATHS activity for everyone.

Today's MATHS ANSWERS for everyone.

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**An EXTRA MATHS challenge for El-Rae's group**

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Monday 28th September

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a safe and restful weekend. The attitude and determination you showed to your work last was absolutely magnificent, so please keep it up! Keep smiling.  Mr. Robertson :-)

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

**EXTRA MATHS for Sinar's group**

**Extra maths ANSWERS**

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Friday 25th September

Good morning everyone. Well done for applying yourselves so fabulously this week - you've all been an absolute credit and I'm so very proud of you. Let's have a really great day, with lots of hard work and finish the week off properly.  Mr. Robertson :-)

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

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Thursday 24th September

Good morning children. Your work from today is now available to download. I hope you have a lovely day and remember to keep working hard; aim as high as you can and be very proud of the work you produce. 

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

Maths lesson - Comparing and ordering numbers

Maths answers (please only look when you have fully-completed your maths task)

 

An extra maths challenge

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Wednesday 23rd September

Good morning Class Six. I hope you slept well. Please make sure that your parents have read the letter to Year Six parents, which can be found just below today's work. I hope you have an enjoyable day! You can click on the links below to open the plan for the day and the different tasks. 

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

Maths lesson - negative values

Maths answers (available at 11:15am)

R.E answers (available this afternoon)

Some trickier maths work 

Tricker maths work answers - start on page 10

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TUESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER

Dear children,

 

Please find everything you need for the day by clicking the links below. These are strange times and we have to do our very best to keep on going. I have left a little letter for you on the inside of your plan for the day below. Please try your best to keep-up with the fantastic start you have made to your time in Year Six: have high expectations of yourself; try not to rush and always try to feel proud of the work you have produced at the end.

 

If possible, please keep to my suggested times and then it feels like a normal school day. If you'd like any help with a lesson or would like to talk a question through, please use the blog that has been put in place for the day.

 

Thank you finally, to your parents, who have made changes to their routine, to look after you. All of these tasks are achievable independently, so please allow your parents to get on with their work. 

 

Have a good day and keep smiling!

Mr. Robertson :-)

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER

English task - subordinate and independent clauses

Maths Worksheet - Place Value (numbers to 10,000,000)

Maths answers (NOW AVAILABLE HERE)

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Researching universities
To take a break from our work on evolution and inheritance, today we started to think about why we go to university, whether university is somewhere we aspire to go to, what we’d like to study and which university we’d like to attend.
We hot-seated the Mr Robertson and the IntoUniversity staff, to find out about their university experiences and then we spent time looking at university prospectuses, to explore the huge range of interesting courses on offer. 

Animal Creation

This afternoon we have used our knowledge of adaptation and of different environment habitats, to create a made-up animal of our own. These animals need to be cleverly adapted to be able to survive in their own environment. 

Adaptation

This morning we started our third day at IntoUniversity by looking at a range of different animals and considering how they have adapted over time to survive in their environment. We strapped our thumbs and carried out a range of tasks (such as tying a knot or undoing buttons) to show how our thumbs are essential human adaptation. We then had a guest speaker on Zoom, from ZooLab, who shared lots of facts about how many creatures are adapted to their environments. 
 

Biological Sciences

After a period of talk time, to recap yesterday’s learning, we spent the morning completing our ‘Secret Mission’ where we completed a letter or a biography all about a famous person from the field of biological sciences: Mary Anning, Rick Kittles, Charles Darwin and Rosalind Franklin. 

Secret Mission

This afternoon we started our Secret Mission for the week: to research a famous scientist associated with evolution and inheritance, and to present our findings in the form of a special letter or biography. We found out lots of brilliant facts relating to our new science topic!

DNA

We spent the morning learning about genes and DNA. We even got the chance to make our own DNA double helix! 

IntoUniversity - Evolution and Inheritance

Class Six have arrived at IntoUniversity Leeds, where they will spend the week learning a full unit of Year Six science work, as well as learning about career choices and life at university. All children have arrived with smiling faces and an eagerness to learn. A great week awaits!

Friday 17th July

Good morning children. Well here we are, at the end of your primary school journey and what a journey it has been! You've been an absolute pleasure to teach this year and I am so fortunate to have been able to get to know you. I'd like to thank you for your hard work and effort during lock-down; say a big thank you to your parents for the brilliant support that they have shown you in your home-learning and finally, tell you just what mature and responsible human-beings you have grown up to be. You've done yourselves proud and I will miss you a great deal. I would like to wish you well for your journey onward to high school. You're an incredibly talented bunch of people and I want you to keep aiming high. Be ambitious and don't let anyone tell you that you're not good enough: you're all amazing and the sky is the limit. Follow your dreams and stick up for what you believe. WE CARE about you a great deal. Never forget where your journey began. Take care and best wishes. 

Keep smiling

Mr. Robertson :-)

 

 

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 17TH JULY

English - Camel spellings 

Maths Worksheet - The Mean

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Saying Goodbye and Good Luck to Class 6

It was lovely to see all 30 Year 6 in school for their final farewell. They had a lovely day; catching up with each other, signing autograph books, a visit from the ice cream van, fish and chips for lunch and finally a disco! They will all be missed and we wish them all the best of luck at High School.

A Letter from the Year 6 Team....

Monday 13th July

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 13TH JULY

 

Maths Worksheet - Draw nets of 3D shapes

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Friday 10th July

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 10TH JULY

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Thursday 9th July

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON THURSDAY 9TH JULY

 

Maths Worksheet - Angles in regular polygons

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Wednesday 8th July

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY

 

Maths Worksheet - Angles in special quadrilaterals

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Tuesday 7th July

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 7TH JULY

 

Maths Worksheet - Angles inside triangles

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Friday 3rd July

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 3RD JULY

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Wednesday 1st July

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY

Maths Worksheet - Using scale factors

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Tuesday 30th June

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 30TH JUNE

Maths Worksheet - Calculating ratio

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Friday 26th June

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 26TH JUNE

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Tuesday 23rd June

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 23RD JUNE

Maths Worksheet - Area of a triangle

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Monday 22nd June

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 22ND JUNE

Maths Worksheet - Area and perimeter

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Tuesday 16th June

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 16TH JUNE

Maths Worksheet - Find pairs of values

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Friday 12th June

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 CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 12TH JUNE

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Thursday 11th June

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 CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON THURSDAY 11TH JUNE

Maths Worksheet - Solve simple one-step equations

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Tuesday 9th June

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 9TH JUNE

Maths Worksheet - Forming Expressions

Maths Answers (only check when you have finished)

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Friday 5th June

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 5TH JUNE

English Worksheet - Empty Boots

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Wednesday 3rd June

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE

Maths Worksheet - Equivalent fractions, percentages and decimals

Maths Answers 

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Tuesday 2nd June

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 2ND JUNE

Maths Worksheet - Fractions to Percentages

Maths Answers 

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Monday 1st June

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 1st JUNE

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Friday 22nd May

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 22ND MAY

ENGLISH - The Magnificent Library

MATHS WORKSHEET - Decimals as fractions

MATHS ANSWERS - Friday

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Wednesday 20th May

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY

MATHS WORKSHEET - Multiplying decimals by integers

MATHS ANSWERS - Wednesday

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Tuesday 19th May

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 19TH MAY

MATHS WORKSHEET - Multiply and divide by 10,100 and 1,000

MATHS ANSWERS - Tuesday

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Monday 18th May

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 18TH MAY

ENGLISH WORK - MIXED SPAG QUESTIONS

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Friday 15th May

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 15TH MAY

ENGLISH - PROFESSOR PLUM

MATHS WORKSHEET - FRACTIONS OF AN AMOUNT

MATHS ANSWERS FOR FRIDAY

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Wednesday 13th May

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 13TH MAY

MATHS WORKSHEET - MULTIPLYING FRACTIONS BY FRACTIONS

MATHS ANSWERS - MULTIPLYING FRACTIONS

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Tuesday 12th May

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 12TH MAY

MATHS WORKSHEET - MULTIPLYING FRACTIONS BY INTEGERS

MATHS ANSWERS

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Monday 11th May

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 11TH MAY

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Thursday 7th May

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON THURSDAY 7TH MAY

ENGLISH WORK - O.W.I (My Mind)

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Wednesday 6th May

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY

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Tuesday 5th May

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 5TH MAY

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Monday 4th May

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 4TH MAY

 

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Friday 1st May

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 1ST MAY

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THE BOOK OF HOPES

Hi everyone, I'd like to share with you an absolutely delightful book, that Mr. Hafesth has been talking to me about. It's an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures, with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in our hospitals. Please do have a read and let me know what you think. You can pick and choose which sections of the book you'd like to read, or if you're like me, you can read the whole lot! I do hope that you enjoy it. 

Mr. Robertson and Mrs. Wilkinson

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK:  https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

 

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Thursday 30th April

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON Thursday 30th April

CLICK HERE FOR - English work - World of Warriors

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Wednesday 29th April

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL

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Tuesday 28th April

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 28TH APRIL

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A QUICK ART HOMEWORK MESSAGE FROM MRS. WILKINSON...

Next Tuesday (5th May), we will be starting a sewing project. If possible, can you locate the following materials: a needle (the bigger the eye, the better); some thread (cotton or embroidery are great); brown paper or cardboard about A4 in size (for your pattern); some pins and a range of material or fabric (can be old clothes/curtains/bedding etc) in the seven colours of the rainbow (they don’t have to be block colours, they can have patterns on with other colours, the closest you can find).

Thank you.

Mrs Wilkinson  

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Monday 27th April

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 27TH APRIL

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Friday 24th April

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL

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Thursday 23rd April

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON THURSDAY 23RD APRIL

ENGLISH WORK - INTO THE MIST

 

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Wednesday 22nd April

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 22ND APRIL

CLICK HERE FOR ENGLISH (verb tenses jumble) work

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Tuesday 21st April

 

Please read the message from Miss Parry below

Then click on the link to find the work that has been set for today:

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 21ST APRIL

 

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A message for Class 6...

Dear Class 6

I hope you are all well and had a good Easter. Mrs Holliday and I have been looking at some of the questions and comments you have put on your blog and thought it might help to write to you.   

I agree with Kenean – we all hope Covid will go away soon! In the meantime, it is important that we follow the rules that the Government have set and that we stay at home and stay safe.

There has been a lot in the news about when we will be going back to school. As Yohannes said, the Secretary of State for Education said there is no date about when schools will be opening again. That does not mean you will never be going back to school! At the moment the priority is to keep everyone safe and well so schools need to stay closed. Although we really miss each other, the most important thing is to stay safe. As soon as we know any more about when school will open again we will let everyone know. Hopefully it won’t be too long!

Just before schools had to close it was assessment week when you did proper SATs tests and you all did really well! Although you won’t be doing SATs this year we will be in touch with your high schools to tell them anything they need to know about you. This will help them to know which classes you will be in. Please don’t worry about which sets you will be in. High schools are very good at making sure you will be in the correct class – it’s not just about your SATs results.

I hope this helps to answer some of your questions. Please try not to worry!

Missing you all lots! Take care.

Love Miss Parry xxx

Monday 20th April

Welcome back everyone. We hope that you have all had a safe and happy Easter.

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Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 20TH APRIL

ENGLISH - HANDWRITING AND PUNCTUATION

GEOGRAPHY - OXBOW LAKES

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Easter Homework

Children in Year Six have already been given their Easter homework. Throughout the holiday, pupils should make their way through activity packs: E2, E3 and E4 from their Easter folders. They should also read and learn from booklets E1, E5 and E6. During the break, children can still access BugClub, Mathletics, Pobble, SpellAnywhere and TTRS to supplement their learning. 

Online lesson-based learning will re-commence at 8:45am on Monday 20th April..

Have a lovely break.

Mr. Robertson

Here's one of my favourite Easter songs from Faith Day in 2018, 'Remember Me'. Can you remember it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhFBX5ZSySo

Friday 3rd April

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 3RD APRIL

ENGLISH - EASTER STORY (SPaG HUNT)

SCIENCE - Circuit Diagrams

Thursday 2nd April

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON THURSDAY 2ND APRIL

Wednesday 1st April

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL

ENGLISH - 'The Hole in the Fence' (writing task)

MATHS - Mixed questions to solve

Tuesday 31st March

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 31st MARCH

MATHS - ARITHMETIC AND TWO-STEP PROBLEMS

Monday 30th March

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CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 30TH MARCH

ENGLISH - SUBORDINATE AND INDEPENDENT CLAUSES WORK (CLICK HERE)

Hello Class 6!

Click on the links to read messages and information from your teacher.  

Week 1

FRIDAY 27TH MARCH

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

 CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON FRIDAY 27TH MARCH

 ENGLISH SENTENCES

THURSDAY 26TH MARCH

 Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

  CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON THURSDAY 26TH MARCH

WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

 CLICK HERE FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH

Don't forget, you can visit the Class on our secure class blog, where you can ask for help, talk through questions and share work with your teachers and friends. 

https://www.purplemash.com/blog#/app/blog/5e747c25cb12eb0dc26f3cb5/post/5e7a6a26ab5b52286022df23/view/

TUESDAY 24TH MARCH

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY 24TH MARCH

MONDAY 23RD MARCH

Please click on the links below to find the work that has been set for today:

WORK TO BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY 23RD MARCH

ANSWERS TO TODAY'S MATHS WORK

Good luck and remember, if you have any problems, you can always use the blog to contact your Year Six teachers.

Fundraising for Robinwood

For the next week, Class Six will be fundraising at playtimes, in the hope of raising at least £100 towards their trip to Robinwood in May. This trip is very heavily subsidised and therefore the children think that this is a great way of showing their gratitude.

Winter Wonderland

In Class Six we have been really busy making Christmas cards, 2020 calendars, snowpeople and Christmas crackers. We've had a really great couple of days and we now have a very christmassy classroom, which we can enjoy for the next few weeks. We hope you enjoy looking at our photos.

Life in Leeds During World War II
 
On Wednesday 27th November, class six went to Thwaite Mill to learn about what life was like in Leeds during World War II. This work will help us with our topic after Christmas. We learnt all about how the mill was used to make putty during the Blitz, about the Homefront (including rationing) and about evacuation. We finished the day by making a pretend gas mask. It was a fantastic trip!

Coding Workshop

In class Six today, we had a special coding workshop, where we learnt how to use a range of apps, using a variety of codes and algorithms. The session was led by Mr. Harrison from JuniorJam. It was great fun. 

Road Safety

In class today, we were visited by Harriet from Leeds City Council, who talked to us all about the importance of traffic calming in our local area. We learnt about the cost of lots of different types of speed controls (crossings, speed bumps and speed cameras) and watched some upsetting videos which showed exactly what can happen when motorists are not fully concentrating on the road in front of them.

Tiramisu Time!

As part of our learning about Italy, Kenean's mum made a delicious Italian dessert for us all to enjoy. 

International Week - Italy

Class Six will be learning some facts about Italy this week. We started by doing some map work, where we focused on the difference between north and south Italy and labelled major cities and physical features. We then completed some Roman Numeral activities in numeracy after playtime. 

Bolton Abbey Rivers Trip

Class Six spent the day at Bolton Abbey, where they carried out a river study of the River Wharfe. The children created river maps out of natural resources and correctly identified lots of different river features. A great day! 

Brilliant Biographies

Class Six have spent the last three or four weeks learning how to write in a biographical style. Each child chose to research and write
about a chosen famous person. Today, we started to publish our work. We can't wait to put them on display around the classroom.

Black History Assembly - 'Inspirational Black Role People'

On Wednesday 2nd October, Class Six delivered a class assembly on the theme of Black History. This year our focus was on 'inspirational role models' and after acting out the roles played by Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, we went on to talk about famous black scientists and inventors from around the world, who have each made a huge difference to society. We finished by talking about the short life of Stephen Lawrence and how how every human deserves to be treated with fairness and respect. Thank you to all the parents who helped children to learn lines and to those who came along to watch our performance. 

Graduation!

Today the children from Class Six graduated from the University of Leeds after completing a fantastic science week with IntoUniversity. During the graduation ceremony, which was brilliantly attended by parents, the children delivered presentations all about their chosen character with a biological sciences background. We’ve had a wonderful week.

Thwaite Mill Evolution Trip
Delightful and Delicious DNA

This afternoon, we learnt all about DNA. We discovered that DNA is made up of four chemical base pairs and we then produced a strand of DNA in its twisted double helix shape, using a range of delicious sweets. The day ended with a quiz about DNA facts. Another great day at IntoUniversity.

Another wonderful morning of science
We’ve had yet another great session at IntoUniversity and this morning we have been completing our first secret mission: writing about four famous biological scientists who each played a vital role in the research behind evolution and inheritance. We have been studying Mary Anning, Charles Darwin, Rosalind Franklin and Rick Kittles. This afternoon we’ll be using sweets to make our own DNA!!

Famous contributors to biological sciences

This afternoon we split up into teams and completed a secret mission, preparing a piece of written work about a famous person who worked in the field of biological sciences and contributed a great deal to the study of Evolution and Inheritance. These pieces will be presented to an an audience at our graduation at the University of Leeds this Friday. 

SUPER SCIENCE - IntoUniversity - DAY ONE!

We've arrived at IntoUniversity Leeds East for the first day of our unit on Evolution and Inheritance. This morning the children are completing a carousel of activities on many different aspects of evolution, inheritance and adaptation. Children looked at how whales have adapted blubber over time to withstand freezing cold ocean temperatures. They also carried out a test where they taped their thumbs to a finger and carried out simple task (undoing buttons, tying laces and unscrewing bottles) to show how important all of our digits are to mankind. Another group completed the 'Evolution Revolution' quiz which enabled them to showcase their knowledge of evolutionary changes over time, with a key focus on plant and animal DNA. The final group learnt all about the genes and traits that we inherit from parents.