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 

Web Links and Resources for Advent 2 

In the event that your child is self-isolating, please use these links to help support with your child's home learning. I will also send across more specific resources through our class email. 

Letters from the Lighthouse 

Here are some writing activity ideas related this half term's book titled 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll. 

Blitz: Survivor Stories

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/the-blitz-survivor-stories-6e7d

Reading: Goodnight Mr Tom

Non fiction – DK WWII

https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/goodnight-mister-tom-by-michelle-magorian-18fc

Spelling activities:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-spelling

Grammar Activities :

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-grammar

Reading:  Goodnight Mr Tom

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/goodnight-mister-tom-by-michelle-magorian-18fc

Reading for Pleasure: Warhorse

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-war-horse-michael-morpurgo/zmpwbdm

BBC SOUNDS READING FOR PLEASURE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/childrens

White Rose Maths Home Learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 Arithmetic Year 6

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 Maths Games online

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths

 

Science - Year 6 Light  

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/light-6f3a

 

History World War II

Lessons on World War Two 

Although Key Stage Three (years 7-9), the content covers what we will be covering. .  

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/when-was-the-turning-point-during-the-second-world-war-8289 

Information Gathering

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/world-war-ii-history

BBC Teach

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-world-war-two/zjnyscw

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.

Half Term Homework

Please find the half term homework sheet attached here. 

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. 

Please find the half term SATs reading practice attached. 

  1. Chocolate- Non-Fiction 
  2. The Key - Fiction 

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

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.  

World War Two

1939-1945

Our topic for the Advent Term is studying World War Two. We will be covering a range of topics, including the Battle of Britain, Evacuees and examining how the War started in 1939; what lead to the outbreak and the role the First World War had in sowing the seeds for the next World War. Later in the term, we will be looking at the Holocaust and its lasting, historical significance.  

To find additional information about this topic, please click here. You will find plenty of additional information.