English Comprehension Linked to Online English Lesson on Friday 3rd of July @11am
Attached below is the work for this week's Online English Lesson.
Having completed the work in advance; if you wish your child to partake in the lesson, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put Year 6 Online Marking Session - English in the email subject bar. The wording is important as it allows us to filter through the emails and ensure that no one is left off the email invite containing the link to the session.
If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to email the above account and make it 'FAO Mr McCann'.
Have a lovely week,
Mr McCann and Miss Rogers
Timetable for Online Marking Sessions:
Sports Week 22nd - 26th June
Join in the fun with our St Cecilias's Sports Week activities!
If you would like to join Miss McEvoy and Mr Poland on Wednesday 24th June at 1:30pm on our LIVE PE lesson email email@example.com with LIVE PE in the title.
Click the page below for more information:
NEW - ONLINE VIDEO MARKING SESSIONS
On the week beginning 22nd of June, children will be able to access online video marking sessions. Each class will have two sessions per week - one English session and one Maths session. These will be hosted by the class teachers.
Teachers will administer English and Maths tasks specific to their year group every Monday morning. The marking sessions, which will be linked to the tasks, will take place towards the end of the week in order to give the children time to complete them.
As well as giving the children feedback on their work, the sessions are an ideal opportunity for children to see their teachers and friends safely. The sessions will be both informative and light-hearted.
Click on the documents below to see when your online sessions will take place as well as finding out how to access this online learning opportunity.
Mr McCann and Miss Rogers
Friday Quiz! 19th June
It is a Friday tradition now to quiz... And this week we have our new Friday Quiz for you.
This week's quiz is the Happy Health and Wellbeing Quiz!
Have a go by clicking the link below. When it asks for your nickname, enter your first name and class only. That helps us to identify who is having a go!
Good luck and you can check out the results for the previous quiz - Wonderful World Religions Quiz
Parents and pupils, you can now upload any tasks set for you by your teachers using this email. Your teachers will comment on the great efforts you are making! Keep working hard everyone, we miss you very much, stay safe.
Writing Challenge 9 - a leaflet
This week’s writing challenge combines Science, Sport and some ICT if you want to use it. We’d like you to compose a leaflet detailing the benefits of exercise on our health.
We can all name some of the physical benefits of exercise but you should also consider the mental benefits as well as the social opportunities sport provides. You may also wish to mention healthy eating and drinking. Begin your writing task by going online and researching the topic, then think about how you are going to word your work.
Here are some websites that may help you -
Take your time with this challenge; you have all week to get it right and to get it to a high standard. Remember our writing process; pre-write (research notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
We have included a Microsoft Publisher template, which you can type on and add images to. You don’t have to use this but it’s there for you should you wish to do so. If you do choose to use it, you could use the red writing as a guide as to what should be in each section or feel free to change it as you wish. Make sure you delete the red writing to add in your own writing.
Have a go and submit your leaflet to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
Good luck and have fun!
Science Challenge 6
As part of keeping healthy you have to maintain a balanced diet. That's where science comes in.
This challenge is all about nutrition in our diet and finding that balance. There are lots of activities below linked to food nutrition and recipe ideas. There is lots to explore and discover.
Firstly, use the 'Meal Fact Cards Activity' below to think about where in the world these meals come from (answers on the Science page). Research them, make an educated guess, for example you may know that rice is a very popular dish in China, therefore a meal containing mainly rice may come from Asia.
Here is a map of the continents to help you too.
Once you have completed this task you then need to start putting together a meal for a footballer or any other sports star. You will need to consider the nutritional value of the food. Often sport stars need lots of carbohydrates for energy and protein to help muscle growth. Use the 'Eat Well Guide' to help you out. Complete the 'My Full Time Recipe' activity.
Don't forget to drink plenty too, you could use the survey attached below to see how much fluid you take in one day!
Send your teacher your work by emailing it in to email@example.com
Look forward to seeing your ideas!
You can see more examples and ideas on our Science page here.
This month, we are celebrating World Environment Day (Friday 5th June) and World Oceans Day (Monday 8th June). This is a time to think about and take action towards protecting our environment. Unfortunately, Britain has been experiencing a growing litter problem since the easing of lockdown restrictions with people leaving their rubbish in parks and on beaches! We would love for you to have your say and have ensured that some of this week’s challenges allow you to do so.
Seeing challenges about plastic pollution and the ocean has us wondering about the water in our world.
The water in our world is ancient, it’s the same water the dinosaurs splashed about in and Jesus turned to wine!
Your challenge this week is to learn about the water cycle and how it goes round and round and round. There is a guide below and further guides and activities on the science page.
Check it out!
This week’s Writing Challenge is to write a formal, persuasive letter to the Environment Secretary, The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, expressing your concern about the growing litter problem and the impact littering has. In the main body of your letter, try to write two/three paragraphs which detail different ways that littering affects our environment and why it needs to be stopped (e.g. harmful to animals, destroys habitats, etc.). Remember to also make suggestions about what people can do to help and the ways in which this issue can be dealt with.
Before writing your letter, I would recommend carrying out some research. In particular, try to find some powerful facts and statistics which strengthen your argument and support the points you wish to make. You may find the following websites and video clip useful.
Video clip - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwywmnb
I have also included a list of persuasive letter features, a persuasive writing word mat and a writing frame to start you off. Try to include some sentence types as well if you can. A ‘The more, the more’ and ‘If, if, if, then’ sentence would fit nicely in a piece of writing like this.
Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
Have a go and submit your persuasive letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.
When you bring a packed lunch to school, do you ever think about how much single-use plastic it contains? A lot of typical packed lunch items (including water bottles, crisps and snack bars) are all packaged with single-use plastic which is intended to be used only once before it is thrown away or recycled. The amount of plastic we use is causing considerable damage to the environment and is threatening thousands of seabirds, sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals each year.
As it is World Oceans Day on Monday 8th June, we should do our part to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use. Your task is to make a packed lunch that does not contain any single-use plastic. However, using plastic in the form of Tupperware containers and reusable water bottles IS allowed as we can use this plastic again and again!
You will need to think about the food items you choose, taking into account how they are packaged. Consider wrapping snacks in tin foil or greaseproof paper instead!
If possible, take a picture of your packed lunch and submit it to email@example.com. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.
Keeping with our theme this week, your task is to design a poster which deters people from littering. Think of a catchy slogan (e.g. “Put Litter in it’s Place”, “Littering is for Losers”) and try to include some key facts which emphasise the huge negative impact that litter is having on our environment. Consider additional elements you want to include (e.g. rhetorical questions, powerful images) and be as creative as you can! Your poster needs to be eye-catching so don’t be afraid to experiment with using a variety of materials such as felt-tips, coloured pencils and tissue paper.
I have also included an example below which you may wish to magpie ideas from.
Have a go and submit your poster to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.
Have fun and be creative!
Writing Challenge 7
After many months of tinkering with your electronic devices, surely you are experts now? This week’s writing challenge will test your know how and your patience! You are tasked with explaining a device or a modern invention to someone from the past, or maybe even your Grandparents! Detail is going to be key here in a language that your audience will understand.
Use the template below to think about the layout and what to include in your writing. Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
Have a go and submit your explanation text to email@example.com. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
R.E – Other faiths – Islam
As Muslims have just finished Ramadan, where they fast during daylight hours and pray during the whole month (23rd April – 23rd May) ending with their celebration festival of Eid, we can learn about their faith.
Task 1 – Look
Watch the presentation above about the Five Pillars of Islam. Create a poster explaining them to children who know nothing about them, do some extra research online and write in your own words.
Task 2 - Discover
Research the work of the charitable foundation above. Write about the work they do and why charity is important for Muslims.
Task 3 – Respect
Why do Muslims care for creation?
What do you think is meant by the interdependence of life on Earth?
Why do you think Muslims feel honoured to care for the Earth?
DT Challenge 2
Hopefully you will have completed the first St Cecilia’s DT Challenge and designed and created your very own board game! There have been some amazing examples, you should check them out on our Twitter page!
Now the design process hasn’t finished just yet…
research -> design -> make -> evaluate
The final stage is to evaluate! Below are some help sheets for evaluating your products. You should think carefully about who the product was designed for, maybe your family members or a younger audience, as this will help you to evaluate. You could even do a questionnaire to gather responses to questions about your board game.
FREE READING BOOKS!
I have registered our school to have FREE access to hundreds of reading books from 'Engage Literacy'until 31st July. These books are for emerging, reluctant readers and the great news is you can take a quiz on Accelerated Reader after each book you read.
Simply click on www.online.raintree.co.uk
And use the following login information:
Happy reading! Mrs Hurst x
Writing challenge 6 – Covid Time Capsule
Hello everyone, this week’s writing challenge has a living history/ P.S.H.E focus.
We are all making the best of a very difficult situation at the moment under lockdown but we can try to remember that this period of time is actually living history and we are all part of it, so we should try to record it in some way.
Your work could be looked at by other children, who will study this period in history, during the next 100 years. Isn’t that an exciting thought!
So the writing challenge is:
Write a letter to your future self about life during lockdown, try to include factual, historically accurate information about what has happened during this pandemic. But more importantly, try to put a big emphasis on writing about any positives or fun, family activities that you have done that are different or unusual to what you would have done before. What have you enjoyed doing that has surprised you? What have you discovered about yourself and your resilience?
Also attached is a Covid Time capsule pack, that you can print fill in and keep for you and your family to look back on in years to come. Maybe if you don’t have a printer, you could still copy the activities onto paper. Keep these safe and one day they will be a reminder of this time for you and your family.
Looking forward to reading all about your activities.
WB: 18th Maths 2020
Maths Challenge -End of COVID street party
This week’s maths challenge links to the COVID times capsule. You need to plan your very own celebration street party.
- What would you need to buy? (food, drinks, balloons, banners, party accessories)
- Which suppliers have the best price? Cheapest?
- How much would it cost for the street party in total?
- What would it cost neighbours individually?
Send in your examples to show your teachers - firstname.lastname@example.org
So, we have been at home for several weeks now, staying safe. You will have played many games but the fifth game of Monopoly, that will never finish, seems like a boring prospect.
Therefore, this week’s challenge is to research, design and make your own board game!
You will need to follow the research -> design -> make processes.
Firstly, it may be helpful to gather some useful bits and bobs from around your house, such as;
Decorative items, i.e. pom poms, glitter, stickers
Then you will need to research other board games to gather together ideas of what you like and what you don’t like. Think carefully about features that you will want to include in your game. You won’t be able to make a good game by heading straight to the design stage.
Then start planning your board game. Use the templates provided below to help you out.
Once you have a firm idea of what you want to achieve, then start making. It will probably take you a day or two to accomplish the first two stages. Then another day at least to make. Be critical and change your design as you go. That’s fine. Most importantly have fun.
Finally, test out your game with other members of your house. Email your photos of your final product to email@example.com
We look forward to your creations!
Writing Challenge 5
This week's writing challenge will require a little bit research in order to produce a biography of the artist studied in your year group. The year 6 artist is Claude Monet.
My suggestion is that you go online and do some research to find out key information about the artist. Wikipedia is a good starting point for this but be aware that wikipedia isn't always 100% accurate. Try the following website for information and examples - https://www.ducksters.com/history/art/.
I have included a list of features of a biography so consult this while writing but also while researching so that you are noting down the key events and information in the artist's life. Don't just copy and paste from websites because your work won't make sense. Make notes and then use your wonderful writing talent to turn the notes into a fabulous biography. Also included is an example of a biography on Roald Dahl so that you have an idea of what a finished biography should look like.
Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
Have a go and submit your biography to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
Good luck and have fun!
Looking After Yourself
During the lockdown, you will be feeling upset, fed up, worried, tired and a whole range of emotions. It is important to continue to look after yourself, like you do in school, by using Relax resources and techniques. Visit the Mental Health Hub page by clicking the link below for more information from Miss Quigley and Miss Coleman.
I hope you are all doing well, staying safe and helping out around home.
I can see some of you are working hard with your writing and online tasks. Please encourage others to do likewise. Don't forget to keep reading and access Accelerated Reader at home.
I still have no idea when or if we will be back in school so, until then, look after yourselves and be helpful to your families.
Mr McCann x
This Friday, 8th May, is the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. This marks the day when World War 2 fighting in Europe came to an end. It was a day of great celebration in Britain, towards the end of the Second World War. The challenges this week are all themed around VE day – there are lots of different challenges for you to have a go at.
Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday. Usually, the May Bank Holiday in on the first Monday in May. This year, it has been moved to Friday 8th May to mark this important day in British History. Lots of the celebrations that were due to happen have been postponed until later in the year – but there are still ways that we can celebrate VE at home, some of which are with your challenges below.
Everyone is encouraged to join in with “The Nation’s Toast” to the heroes of World War Two at 3pm on Friday 8th. Tweet your pictures to school, using #VEday75 .
The Royal British Legion are also asking for 2 minutes silence at 11amto remember and reflect upon the sacrifices made by many.
Find out more about VE Day using the links below
Put yourself in the shoes of a child in VE day and have a go at writing a diary entry, explaining the celebrations that took place. Was there a street party outside your house? Did you listen to King George and Winston Churchill on the wireless? Perhaps your Mum danced to a Dame Vera Lynn song? Use the BBC video above to help to give you ideas. We can’t wait to see your diary entry!
Code Breaking was essential to victory in World War Two. Code Breaking is also known as Cryptography. Have a go at finding out some facts about the second world war using cryptography on the worksheets below.
Can you identify the countries involved in the Second World War and colour them to show whether they were Allies (fighting with Britain) or Axes (fighting with Nazi Germany)?
Bletchley Park is where lots of cryptography took place and was crucial to find out information about German attacks and to the Allied Forces’ victory. Bletchley Park Museum is encouraging families to design and make bunting – using whatever paper and material you have. They want you to use red, white and blue to create the bunting and decorate your house – then tweet it to them using #BuntingForBletchley Don’t forget to tweet school too!
Celebrate VE day with a tea party, like they had in 1945. You could design (and even make and eat) a 1940’s party menu. Triangle sandwiches anyone? Don’t forget to send us your pictures.
Many children were moved from busy cities to live with adults in the countryside. They left their homes and their parents behind so that they would be more protected from the German bombs. What would an evacuee’s suitcase look like? What would they take with them? How is it different to what we would take in our suitcases today?
Writing Challenge 3
This week's writing challenge will require you to tap into your poetic minds and come up with some stanzas of poetry about someone you regard as a superhero.
Tuesday 28th of April is World Superhero Day and it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the people in our lives who we think are superheroes. This isn't time to heap praise on sports stars, pop stars or movie stars; we want your poem to be about someone you know or, at least about someone who isn't famous. You could choose a member of your family, a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a lollipop man, a fireman or anyone who you think is a role model. As actor Ben Affleck says, "A hero can be anyone even a person doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that everything is going to be ok."
Your poem could be a few simple stanzas, it could be an acrostic or a shape poem, it could be a haiku or a limerick; it's up to you. Try to incorporate some of the following:- alliteration, figurative language, similes, metaphors or personification. Try to make it rhyme but don't worry if it doesn't rhyme, not all poems do.
Have a look at this as an example of an opening stanza...
Pretty as a picture,
Bubbly as an aero,
My dear mum is really cool,
She is a superhero.
Have a go and submit your poem to email@example.com. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
Good luck and have fun!
Updated! Human body quiz and further challenges coming.
Go to the science page below to see more examples and videos.
Email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet them. Good luck!
In the 1950’s and 1960’s there was an increase in interest in music, fashion and art. Pop Art began in the late 1950’s using everyday subjects.
At the time Pop Art was born, advertising had become an art form. Pop Art took it one step further and improved the artistic elements to become ideas which appeared over and over again.
Some of the greatest champions of this movement were: Roy Lichtenstein (large comic strips) -Lichtenstein Andy Warhol (soup tins, dollar bills and celebrities of the time) -
After doing some research, have a go at creating your own Pop Art design.
The 23rd of April is the day we celebrate St George – the Patron Saint of England. You’ll recognise the story of George and the Dragon, but here is a link to a video of the legend for you to refresh your memory!
Did you know that St George wasn’t English? He was actually born in Turkey – but his bravery, heroism and gallantry were seen as qualities which were “English”, so he became the Saint of England. Find out more facts about St George here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17816642
What do you think that the dragon St George defeated looked like? Was he bright orange? Did he breathe scorching, purple flames? Were his claws as sharp as knives? Design your dragon and send us a picture using the teacher email address or twitter. You could draw, write a description or even make your dragon! Let your imagination run wild; we can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Below, you’ll find a link to a maths mystery booklet – linked to St George- for you to print out and solve.
Writing Challenge 2
It's time to use up all the chocolate that you've got for Easter with our second writing challenge. This challenge is all about writing instructions. You'll need some adult help with this one so get your mum, dad or older brother or sister to help you. We want you to melt down your chocolate and use it to make some chocolate desserts or treats. You could make rice crispie cakes, brownies, a chocolate cake or even some profiteroles; it's up to you! We want you to record your steps as you go along and turn these steps into a sequenced set of instructions.
I've attached a checklist for writing instructions as well as a template you may wish to use to guide you as you go. In addition to the checklist, why not add an introductory statement with a rhetorical question. For example, Are you fed up looking at Easter eggs? Do you just wish they'd disappear? Just follow this recipe and you could... Also, at the end you could include a warning, for example, Please allow the mixture to cool before... It's important that you use the imperative form of the verb such as mix, whisk, beat, pour etc
Have a go and submit your instructions and a picture of your finished product to email@example.com and include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
I can't wait to see what you come up with.
RELAX KIDS CALM PACK
Please click on class 3-1 link below for Relax Kids activities:
Welcome to year 6.
During school closures, it is important that you spend your time making memories and having fun with your family! Please try to continue with your hard work and education by completing the work we have provided for you in your packs. One idea would be to spend an hour each morning on both English and Maths, like we do in school. Don't forget all of the subscriptions available to you and of course don't stop reading!
It’s important to spend time with family during these uncertain times, you might like to try completing project ideas together. Keep positive and look after each other!
Keep checking back to see new updates!
Mr McCann & Miss Rogers
Writing Challenge 1
Our first writing challenge has been set.
Click on the documents below and get writing; I can't wait to read your work.
Well done to those of you who have been completing your work online - especially Aaron, Malique, Cara and Joel! Keep working hard! Remember to continue to quiz after you have finished your books, just like you would in school!
Keep checking on our twitter feed for daily challenges and quizzes - which I am sure you are missing and tweet us your answers. @StCeciliascjs.
We are Writers!
We have been writing balanced arguments about the age-old debate, whether school uniforms should be banned. The children have debated and planned their work and have come up with some wonderful pieces of thought-provoking writing. In writing, we use a co-operative feedback technique to help improve and appreciate all our efforts.
We are Musicians!
Year 6-1 have been studying the Mariachi music of Mexico. We have learned how to play and sing 'La Bamba' and we have enjoyed every single minute of it.
We are Mental Health Champions!
World Mental Health Day 2019
The children took part in a BBC live lesson to highlight the importance of children's mental health.
"We have many resources at our disposal in school to help us cope in trying circumstances. We know we can talk to any adult and they will always listen and help us. There's nothing we should worry about." - Year 6-1 student