Welcome to Year 6
2019 - 2020
On this page you will find out about all of the wonderful things that we have been doing in Year 6.
We have an excellent team working in Year 6 - Miss Beardsmore, Miss Clarke and Mrs McKnight are all looking forward to getting to know you. Other members of staff that will be working with the children this year are: Miss Turton, Mrs James and Mrs Neville .
We have lots of interesting and exciting lessons planned for this year as well as doing lots of hard work and preparation for our National Curriculum tests. If you do have any questions, please come and speak to any of us.
20th April 2020
Hello Year 6 Family,
Welcome back to a new term! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed a well-deserved rest.
We understand that while staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children's education and the impact of missing school. It is not the way we wanted to be starting a new term but we are still here to help.
On our webpage below, you will find advice for looking after primary school children and how to help them continue their education. There are project planners and big idea challenges uploaded weekly with a range of tasks for you to complete with your child, as well as resources and external links for the different areas of education. These will be continually updated.
Feel free to send any work you do with the children via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter!
If you need any assistance or have any queries regarding virtual learning, please contact us via Class Dojo
Year 6 Team
🏫 Year 6 Transition 🏫
🗞 Transition Newsletters 🗞
Yew Tree Primary Covid-19
Take a look at our little video. The staff at Yew Tree have put some videos together to make the children smile (and the parents). A BIG hello from all of us all. We miss you so much. Stay safe, keep smiling and take care!
The Yew Tree Family ❤
🏡 Virtual Learning 🏡
Each week we will update this page with plenty of activities, documents and links for you to complete. Any updated resources are marked with *NEW*.
Please send us any of your work via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter.
We would love to see all the amazing things that you get up to.
🗓 Home Learning Project Planners 🗓
The following home learning project planners have been created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust. They have lots of great ideas for you to do at home and each week has a fun theme.
💪 Weekly Challenges 💪
Choose a challenge to complete each week. You could also ask an adult to share your challenge on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell and @Cornerstonesedu.
🎗Mental Health Awareness Week🎗
18th-24th May 2020
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help.
This year the theme is Kindness, which we feel is really importantat the moment.
Kindness has been chosen because of its singular ability to unlockour shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.
What will you do to be kind this week?
Here are some ideas, it would be great if you can share what you have being doing on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.
📚 English and Maths Learning 📚
📖 Home Learning Links 📖
Art and DT 🎨
🎊 VE Day Activities 🎊
This Friday will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day - the day that the Second World War ended in Europe. The usual May bank holiday was moved to Friday 8th for the occasion and all sorts of events had been planned across the country and across Europe. Now, of course, these have been cancelled because of covid-19. But that doesn't mean that we can't mark this very special anniversary, remember the brave people who gave everything to end the war, and celebrate the peace that we enjoy now.
Why not have a go at some of the activities below and share what you have done on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.
🐳 World Ocean Day 🐳
World Ocean Day is all about celebrating our blue planet which is what connects us all together. The aim is for us to get together to start creating batter future and protect our ocean and all the animals and plants in there.
Can you use some of the activities below to learn more about the ocean and do some creative activities!🌊
🌙🕌 Eid al-Fitr 🕌🌙
During Ramadan lots of Muslims fast, which means they do not eat and drink anything during the day. Eid al-Fitr is to celebrate the fast ending. Many muslims celebrate this day by putting on special clothes and sharing meals with family and friends. Many people use the greeting 'Eid Mubarak' during the festival to wish people a blessed Eid. Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating - Yew Tree wishes you a lovely day🙏.
Below are some activities that you can do to celebrate this special day. We can't wait to see what you get up to! Remember to send pictures/videos to Dojo and Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.
🏥 Florence Nightingale 🏥
As yesterday was International Nurses Day, we thought you would enjoy taking part in activities based on Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
👐 Makaton challenge 👐
Did you see the fabulous Ms Snow in the Yew Tree video? She used Makaton to send the Yew Tree family her message. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.
Can you use these resources below to learn the alphabet or great somebody using Makaton?
How can you help your child?
You can help your child by:
6A - Miss Beardsmore - Friday pm
6B - Miss Clarke - Friday pm
6C - Mrs Mcknight - Friday pm
Please make sure your child's kit is in school on the appropriate day.
This year your child will be allocated homework and independent learning in line with the homework schedule.
Reading - 10 minutes every day - Reading diary should be signed by an adult daily.
Children can read library books/own books or choose to log onto Myon. Logging onto Myon gives the children a choice of a range of different genres to read and we can track when they have read and for how long.
Project Book - This will be given out on a Monday. Please see the homework overview for the topic for that week.
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or be pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind! Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides deep beneath the Southern Ocean. So wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time.
Our topic for this half term is 'Gallery Rebels'.
Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work on the 19th and 20th Century artists.
Science - Autumn 2
Our science topic this half term is 'Changing Circuits'.
This half term our topic is: A Child's War.
This will focus upon World War 2.
Our Science topic for Autumn 1 is 'Classifying Organisms'.
Dates for your diary
SATs in 2020 will be held from Monday 11th May to Thursday 14th May.
It is vital that your child is in school for all of these tests - if you require any more information please speak to your child's class teacher.