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St Margaret's CofE

Primary School

GRACE, STRENGTH, LOVE

Year 6

Home learning

While the school is closed to most children, we do expect children to continue to learn as much as possible. We will be updating the website on Mondays with work to do and activities for the children to be getting on with in the following week.  Some of this will be through other websites and some of it will be activities that we have planned to support topic work.  You will need paper and pencils.  

 

You will find all of the week's work under the 'Home learning and weekly resources' button and then by week beginning (WB).  You will also notice that there are subject buttons.  In here teachers will be putting other supporting materials: web addresses, videos, spelling lists etc, for more generic support that your child can also do if they find themselves with some spare time, or have a specific area of learning that they would like to do more work on.  Please note that these web pages are a work in progress, if there is something that you need that is not covered in either of these places, please e-mail the workathome@stmargarets.brighton-hove.sch.uk email address for help and advice. 

Home learning

1. Set a time table

- ideally aim for about 1 hour for maths,  1 hour for English, 15- 30 minutes reading

30 minutes basic skills practice (mental maths, times tables, spelling, grammar or handwriting)

On the curriculum page there are tutorials for maths if you need them

 

2.  Encourage your child to set up their own work space  - somewhere  quiet and away from distractions.

 

3. Keep to routine and include exercise.

 

4. Your child's pack contains things they can do, but each week there will also be suggestions on this page updated weekly.

 

6. Your child can access sites such as spellzone, rock stars times tables frenchgames.net, Topmarks and daily 10. Other useful things include learning to touch type.

 

8. The times tables practice sheets are on the curriculum maths page. All children will need to know their 12 x 12  tables 

Year 6 Curriculum Map - an overview of the Year 6 curriculum

Maths for the able child

 

If your child needs more challenge we recommend the challenges from https://nrich.maths.org/

 

Click on the primary tab and search for a challenge on an appropriate theme e.g. addition, fractions, symmetry.

The key thing is to let your child puzzle your way through it , rather than show them how to work it out.  Helpful hints can be found in "how to get started"  and for adults - looking at the solution may make the skills needed clearer  

 

As a class we have also been looking at the problem of the day.  The children are experts at using the bar model to answer the questions and there is a wide online following with #mathseveryonecan  

Learning at home - Writing

 

If you need some ideas around what to write about, you can have a look online at the literacy shed.  There are a number of videos and texts that can be used as writing stimulus.  I hope you enjoy them!

Spring Term 2 Information

 

Topic

Our topic for this term is all about Ancient Greece and we will be looking to answer the question 'How have the Ancient Greeks influenced our world today?'.  Please see the topic web for further information about our topic this term.  

 

PE

PE will be on Tuesday afternoons (with Mr Jones) and Thursday afternoons (with Mrs Greenough).

 

Homework

Homework will be set weekly on a Friday and is expected to be handed into school on Fridays.  There will be weekly work set using the home learning booklets that will link to the previous weeks learning.  Children are also expected to participate in daily reading, spelling and maths practice.

Maths - times table rock stars can be used to help with number fluency as well as a number of online maths games that you can find here. 

Reading - The children have each been set up with access to an account through readtheory.org which provides short quizes to assess their comprehension skills.

Spelling - Weekly spellings will link to a website called spellingframe.co.uk where the children can access online tests to assit them with their learning.

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