St Mary Magdalen Catholic

St Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Junior School

Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 Learning Page!

 Here, you will find information regarding the key learning happening in Year 6 across the year, as well as useful links to support your child’s learning and dates for your diary.

 This term, we are delighted to welcome children back to school, and have been extremely impressed with the maturity and diligence they have shown when adjusting back to school life so far. We will be continuously practising procedures to ensure we are keeping safe while at school. We appreciate your support and patience while we do this, by adjusting to new timings and routines in school. If you have any questions, please call the school office and make a phone appointment with your child’s teacher.

 Thank you for your continued support,

 Miss Kennedy, Mrs Fitzpatrick-Patel and Miss Haughan 

 

Meet the Team - Year 6

 

Dear Parents/ Guardians, 

Below is an overview of what your children can do at home. Links are provided; however, you should use other resources and activities that you have found to be useful.  Activities on Education City will be updated on a weekly basis. Your child should continue to use this resource and Times Tables Rockstars. Please ensure that you are supervising your child’s use of the internet.

Stay safe, 

 

Videos and Resources Summer 2 Week 7

Timetable: Below is a suggested timetable to follow for this week; we understand that it may not always be possible to complete all activities in the times given, so please adapt if needed.

View document _summer_2_week_7_tt__2_.pdf

 

Religious Education: Thank you for all of your hard work in Religious Education this year. You have learned so much!

Please make use of the links on the school’s website, where you can engage in prayer, reflection and worship.

 

EPR: There are Loom videos to accompany the lessons this week. In order to access the videos, parents / guardians will need to input the password, sent by the school. Parents and guardians may wish to watch the videos first before playing them for the children, so that you are prepared for any questions that may arise. If you do not wish for your child to participate in these lessons, please do not input the password.

EPR Lesson 5: To know that we are created in the image of God

 

EPR Lesson 5 ii. To know how we should take care of ourselves.

6. To review our current skills and know how we can build on our self esteem

This lesson asks you to express yourself through art. Feel free to use any art resources you have in your home to showcase your artistic talents.

 

7. To share and develop our self-confidence and skills when making new friends

View document st_mary_magdalens_transition_booklet__1_.pdf

8. The diversity of families.

 

Reading

Monday - Read chapter 21

Tuesday - Write a book review for The Kite Rider. Summarise the story. Explain what you liked. What would you change? Who would you recommend this book to? Why?

Wednesday - Think about the books we have read during Close Reading this year. Which one did you like the most? Why? I enjoyed reading The Giver, but I’d like to change the ending. I felt that it was a bit flat, compared to how interesting and thought-provoking the rest of the story was. 

Choose one of the books and write an alternative ending. Remember the structure and the language that will match the tone of the book.

 

English

Have a go at completing the code breaker activity below:

View document escape_the_room_-_clue_cards_english.pdf

View document escape_the_room_-_clue_cards_answers.pdf

Re-write the Year 6 Leavers' poem:

View document t-e-2550395-the-class-of-2020-year-6-leavers-poem_ver_1.pdf

Mathematics

This week is another review of previous topics we have covered, through the interactive games and puzzles found below.

Monday 

Can you help Amy find out which domino pieces are missing? https://nrich.maths.org/1044

 

Tuesday 

Review probability by playing this game: https://nrich.maths.org/2859

 

Wednesday 

Can you keep your cool and conquer the cube? (Alliteration, get it?! :-) ) : https://nrich.maths.org/1140/note

 

Thursday

View document escape_the_room_-_clue_cards_maths.pdf

View document escape_the_room_-_answers_maths.pdf

 

Physical Education 

Continue to stay fit and healthy by using Joe Wicks’ daily workouts; Just Dance videos and the wonderful selection of activities provided by Mrs Bowden and Mark on the website.

 

Spanish 

You will be learning about Spanish culture and traditions, using the Loom video. Then have a go at the quiz!

https://kahoot.it/challenge/02452145?challenge-id=94dbfa08-cc48-4a95-af08-9b8b4140f811_1594124702014

 

Art

Many artists create self portraits and within them, they try to express their identity. As you will soon be meeting many new people and making lots of new friends, think about your identity. Who are you? What would you like people to know about you? Are there values that are important to you? What makes you happy? Sad? Irritated? Try to create a piece of artwork that shows who you are and can tell others about your identity. 

 

Have a great last week!

Many thanks,

The Year 6 team

 

Videos and Resources Summer 2 Week 6

Timetable: Below is a suggested timetable to follow for this week; we understand that it may not always be possible to complete all activities in the times given, so please adapt if needed.

View document summer_2_week_6_tt.pdf

Religious Education

Continue to work through the booklet entitled, The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Try to remember to present your work well and don’t forget to have a look on the school website for assemblies, prayers and reflections. 

View document learning_at_home_a5_b___the___principles_of_catholic_social_teaching__.pdf

EPR

For the next two weeks, the children will be learning about EPR. There are Loom videos to accompany the lessons this week. In order to access the videos, parents / guardians will need to input the password, sent by the school. Parents and guardians may wish to watch the videos first before playing them for the children, so that you are prepared for any questions that may arise. If you do not wish for your child to participate in these lessons, please do not input the password.

 

The following Loom videos are password protected. Please ask your parent for this password, which has been sent to them.

EPR Lesson 1: To know that we are unique and made in the image of God

 EPR Lesson 2: To know that the changes experienced by girls during puberty, are part of God’s creative and loving work

EPR Lesson 3: To know that the changes experienced by boys during puberty, are part of God’s creative and loving work

EPR Lesson 4: To know that a journey of love is part of God’s creative and loving work

 

Reading

Read the chapters on the timetable and answer the following questions at the end of each chapters 13, 14 and 15.

Monday 

Read chapter 17. Answer the following questions

  1. Write the definition of ‘reconnaissance’ and think of 2 synonyms.
  2. What does Haoyou believe the light in his eye is?
  3. What did the doctor say was wrong with his eye?
  4. What did Miao plan in order for Haoyou to escape?
  5. At the end of the chapter, why does Uncle Bo turn the cart around?

Tuesday 

Read chapter 18. Write a summary of the chapter. Make sure you include all important details.

Wednesday 

Read chapter 19. Answer the following questions.

  1. “No, they examined their kites with microscopic scrutiny and interpreted every little rip and rain streak as a message from the spirit world”. Rewrite this sentence in your own words.
  2. What does the word, ‘reprisals’ mean?
  3. Why did the people of Yangun decide to poison the visiting Mongol warriors? Give two reasons. 
  4. What did Haoyou mean when he said there was a tajik in him?
  5. Why did the Mongols who were sacking Yangcun take to their heels and run away?
  6. Why did Haoyou compare himself to Icarus? You might need to research the myth of Icarus and Daedalus to answer this question.

Thursday 

Read chapter 20. Summarise the information in the chapter.

Friday 

Read chapter 21. Answer the following questions.

  1. Who did Haoyou meet at the beginning of this chapter?
  2. Use a dictionary to find what the word ‘offal’ means.
  3. What could be in the water that Haoyou is swimming in?
  4. What did Haoyou do that made Mipeng furious at him?
  5. Why were the crowd hissing at Haoyou and Di Chou?


Mathematics

This week is a review of previous topics we have covered. There are a number of activities on Education City for you to complete. Complete as many as you can.

Monday 

Review place value by completing Beyond the Stars, High Score Hero and Number and Place Value on Education City.

Tuesday 

Review negative numbers by completing Slippery Slope, Top of the World and Negative News on Education City. 

Wednesday 

Review multiples and multiplying by completing Baker’s Dozen, Wheel Multiplication and Under Pressure on Education City.

Thursday 

Review algebra by completing From A to B, Express Yourself and Another Level on Education City.

Friday

Attempt Build it Up activity:

View document builditup.pdf

English 

Monday

LI: to use dialogue to advance action 

Review inverted commas at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Go through the PowerPoint on the school website. Read the myth at the end of the PowerPoint. Can you continue the story and advance the action using dialogue?

View document monday_english_1.pdf

Tuesday 

LI: to write a final draft of  a myth 

STS 

  • Use your plan from last week to write your story
  • Your myth should be set in Ancient China 
  • The hero Ho Yi should be involved in your story in some way
  • You should use descriptive language to describe your characters and your setting 
  • Use paragraphs to signal the change of a character, the change of setting or time
  • You should use adverbs to describe how, when and where events happen 
  • You should use dialogue to advance the action 

 

Physical Education 

Continue to stay fit and healthy by using Joe Wicks’ daily workouts; Just Dance videos and the wonderful selection of activities provided by Mrs Bowden and Mark on the website.

 

Spanish:

LI: To learn how to order food in a restaurant.


Art 

Within our close reading book, the protagonist (Haoyou) designs and crafts handmade kites, often using intricate details to form the animals found in the Chinese Zodiac. In Chinese culture, animals were believed to symbolise various aspects of life, such as luck, happiness, humour, etc. 

More information on animal symbolism can be found here:  

https://www.china-family-adventure.com/chinese-zodiac.html

With all of this in mind, and if you are able to, we would love to see your creative, kite-making skills! Here are some suggestions for kite-making. There is also an instructional sheet to use, in case you can’t see the videos.

Think about your Chinese Zodiac animal. What values do they represent? For instance, if you are an ox, you are said to be patient and hardworking. How could you show this on your kite? Your teachers would love to see photographs of your kite, or even a video of its first voyage! 


Music 

What to share your musical talents with others? What to share your favourite activities? Please tweet @BrentMusicServ or hashtag #musicscoolonline. All music activities can be accessed through Brent Music’s Online Portal. These activities are updated weekly. If you have not yet obtained your unique login details to The Music Portal, please:

  1. Click on this link:  https://forms.gle/8Er3aRGurbrrURfA7 and complete the online form.
    You will immediately be given temporary access to the site.  
  2. Within 1-3 days, Brent Music Service will email you your personal login details. The sign up process includes telling Brent Music Service: pupil name, school attended and parent’s email address.

New Music! https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/yv-at-home 

Calling all choir members and non-choir members who want to sing and sing and sing all day long! Young Voices have developed lots of free tutorials and fun videos. Just download your Young Voices at Home music sheets and lyrics and you’re off! See the ‘watch again on YVTV’ if you want to catch-up on anything missed.

PSHE (Transition)

Moving on to secondary school is an exciting time, but it can also make some people feel nervous. There is a lot to remember and sometimes we might feel a little overwhelmed. Work through the transition booklet.  And have a go at role playing some of the scenarios with a parent, older sibling or family member. Be honest about how you are feeling. Talk about any worries or concerns, but also remember that it is natural to feel like this. Also remember that there will always be staff around to help you.

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Also, please try to take a photograph of yourself, holding a piece of paper with any of the sentence starters below (you can choose one, two or three of them). Complete the sentence/s and make sure your writing is clear. Email your photograph to: admin@marymag.brent.sch.uk by Wednesday 8th July at midday.

When I grow up, I want to be ...........

St Mary Magdalen's has taught me how to......................

My favourite St Mary Magdalen's memory is..............