St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

office@st-thomasmore.leicester.sch.uk | @STMleicester

 

Mr Plant 

Welcome to The Year 6 Class Page 

Don't forget to check out the NDCYS you tube page. There are many competitions and other exciting activities for you to take part in that aren't just solely focused on R.E. 

Welcome to the Pentecost Term! Can you believe this is the final term of Year 6 and your final term in primary school. We better make it an exciting one! There is lots to look forward to including:

- bikeability

- outdoor adventure day

- other day trips currently being planned

Below are the topic areas we are covering this term up until the summer. More information will be provided soon so stay tuned! As usual, please find all of the important curriculum information you need further down, including Maths knowledge organisers, SPaG help sheets and some helpful reading comprehension sheets. 

Our narrative writing unit: 

An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention. An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute.

Our whole-class reading text (it's brilliant!):

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face.

Wonder is available as an audio book or can be downloaded onto your Kindle app. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wonder/dp/B007SNOT22/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1619370971&sr=8-2 

Our Topic:

Here is a website that gives pupils a general overview about the Americas. 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Americas 

 

North America: The Land of Pioneering Animals 

A website explaining all about the different types of animals that live in North America. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zntnt39 

 

South America: Rainforests, Rivers and Waterfalls

A closer look at the physical geography of South America 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvmjhv 

 

BBC Let's Explore Florida 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3fycdm/articles/zrg3qp3 

 

BBC Let's Explore the Galapagos Islands of South America 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3fycdm/articles/zk9cxyc 

Our Science: 

Electricity 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs 

A useful link to the BBC bitesize page with helpful video clips and the key facts with the important terminology including conductors and insulators. 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-science/zf3kt39 

BBC teach gives you access to the BBC archive of science video clips for any eager scientists! 

Our Art:

This term, we are going to be looking at North American Art, that was home to famous artists such as John Singer Sergent and famous landscape painters like Ansel Adams.  Some of the skills we will be applying include shading and painting abstract art through colour choice and independent creativity. Click here to discover how to practise your art skills further on BBC bitesize.

A Book of Hopes

By Year 6 

In Year 6, we have been inspired by our new reading for pleasure book, The Book of Hopes. These are a collection of short stories, poems, diaries and images created by young people during the first lockdown in spring 2020. In year 6, we have begun to create some of our own. 

The Year 6 Class 

BBC BITESIZE LEARNING ZONE

Please have a look at the BBC bitesize home learning page where you'll find lots of great resources, videos and activities for you to do at home if you are feeling a little bored. There are also some lovely Art, Music and P.E. lesson activities on there for you all to try if you are feeling creative. I will be using some of these activities over the rest of the Lent Term to help support our home learning. The link takes you straight to the recommended Year 6 activities. 

 
 
Please use the links on this class page to support your child's learning at home and to complete any online activities set from homework. 

Reading Comprehension:

Non-Fiction - The Mars Rover

Fiction - The Clockwork Man 

KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS FOR THIS TERM'S TOPICS

Use these to help give you a factual overview of the topics this term, including vocabulary, maps and famous persons. 

SCIENCE- THEORY AND EVOLUTION 

TOPIC- EARLY ISLAMIC CIVILISATION 

The maths knowledge organisers for our topics so far are listed below. 

Check out the NDCYS you tube page here for fitness, prayer and discussion videos you can watch in your own time. 

Our Year 6 Entrepreneurs! 

Some of our Year 6 boys have shown how resourceful they can be by creating a superb website highlighting the importance of protecting our environment and linking donations towards the WWF. Please take a look. You will be just as amazed as we all were in Year 6. I might need them to help me update our class page in the future. 

Please click here.

World War Two Theme Day

On Wednesday 25th November, Year 6 travelled back in time to the 1940's for a day filled with fun activities and a focus on applying our Geography and History skills. Pupils were even able to practise an air-raid drill! 

White Rose Maths 

Attached is a link to the White Rose home learning webpage for year 6. You will find a host of resources on here, including video tutorials of how use the written methods  and solve reasoning and problem solving questions. In the event that you are self-isolating or we are forced to work at home, we will direct you to this webpage.

Please do not go through the lessons that the pupils have not yet done. If you are unsure, ask them and they can check with me at school.  

NRICH Maths 

Please find a link to nrich maths here. It is a fantastic website full of puzzles and games that promotes reasoning and problem-solving skills. 

Please find a link to our popular homework site, Purple Mash here. Here you will find a whole hose of activities to complete. There is also a weekly grammar and spelling activity set through this website. 

Reading Comprehension 

Please use these reading comprehension resources to help practise your reading skills. 

  1. Beowulf
  2. The Children of Lir 

Please click here to access the primary 5-a-day Maths we are completing in school. This is a useful and important revision tool to cover the Maths Key Stage Two Curriculum ready for Year 6. On the website, you will find a list of dates. You need to find today's date and then click to download the bronze, silver, gold or platinum activity. 

Please continue to practise your times tables in preparation for Year 6. Click here to access the website. 

Please continue to revise practise your maths skills across all topic areas by completing your My Maths activities online. They are a good way to apply your fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. 

Click here to access the website. 

Please also try this website , 'Hit The Button' , to practise some of your fluency skills. 

Maths Knowledge Organisers

Please use these information sheets to help you and your child revise the topics we have covered in our Maths lessons.

Spellings, spellings spellings! This will be a very important component of pupils' writing when the begin Year 6 and pupils will be expected to spelling most words from the 5 / 6 list.

Please click on the links below to practise the Year 5 and 6 words as well as revise the Year 3 and 4 words (these should be spelt correctly). 

Year 5 and 6 word list

Years 3 and 4 word list

Common Exception Words 

Please use the look, say, cover write and check sheet to support your spelling practise at home. 

Year 3 and 4 spelling test and word list can be found here to help you practise at home. 

Year 5 and 6 spelling test and word list.