Year 6

Friday 10th July, 2020

Maths

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English

Focus: Comprehension Skills

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MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)

BBC Teach Clips

We tried to use these in class yesterday, but there was a bit of a technical issue! Please find your language below and follow the link to listen to the class clip. Try to write down any new phrases you learn, and watch more clips if you like! 

 

Remember to turn the subtitles on! 

 

French: Giving Directions

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Spanish: Introducing Yourself

 

German: Making New Friends

 

Mandarin: Chinese New Year

Thursday 9th July, 2020

Maths

Focus: Timetables

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English

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Wednesday 8th July, 2020

Maths

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English

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Computing

Focus: Stay Safe from Spam

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Tuesday 7th July, 2020

Maths

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English

Download the lesson resources below. You will need your plan from yesterday! 

Science

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Monday 6th July, 2020

Maths

This Week's Focus: Time and Percentages

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English

This Week's Focus: Poetry

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PSHE

Focus: Time Management

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Friday 3rd July 2020

Maths

Starter Activity: American States

To commemorate US Independence Day tomorrow, your Basic Skills is a Geographical puzzle! 

Can you work out the full names of all the US States from their two-letter abbreviations? 

For example, 'NY' = New York State (not New York City!) 

 

You may be able to guess some of them, but you will probably need to use the Internet (or adults!) to work out them all. Y'all take care now! 

 

Main Lesson: Mathletics

You have been set the following activities on Mathletics to round-off our week on fractions and decimals: 

  • Fractions to Decimals
  • Fractions to Decimals 2
  • Counting with Fractions on a Number Line
  • Test! (Fractions)

Please log into Mathletics and complete at least some of these activities, as well as any other incomplete activities you were set previously. 

 

English

Focus: Grammar and Spelling

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Computing

Focus: Spam and Personal Data

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Thursday 2nd July, 2020

Maths

Focus: Decimals and Fractions on a Number Line

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English

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French

Focus: Likes and Dislikes

Wednesday 1st July, 2020

Maths

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English

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Tuesday 30th April, 2020

Maths

Focus: Partitioning Fractions and Decimals

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English

Focus: Researching High Schools

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PSHE 

Focus: Road Safety 

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Monday 29th June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Converting Between Fractions and Decimals

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English

Focus: Evaluating Our Writing

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Friday 26th June, 2020

Maths

Basic Skills: Times Tables

For your basic skills today, we would like you to play a brand-new game called Tables Conga. Please go to the link below: https://www.transum.org/software/Game/TablesConga.asp

 

Bet you can't beat this crazy 9 times table run: 

 

Main Lesson: Fraction Skills

You have been set 3 Mathletics Activities to complete:

  • Comparing Fractions 2
  • Ordering Fractions 1
  • Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

These activities all revise skills that we have looked at this week, so completing them is a great way to consolidate your learning and make it stick in your long-term memory! Enjoy your weekend! 

 

English

Focus: Inferring from the Text

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PSHE - Transition to Secondary

Focus: Welcome to Year 7 Videos

Please watch either the Earls or Windsor videos below. Even if you are not going to one of these schools, you may find it interesting and useful to look inside some secondary schools - your own will probably look rather similar!

 

After you have watched one (or both) of the videos, please write down.

  • Three things you have learned about the school.
  • Three things you are looking forward to from the videos. 
  • Three questions you have about what you have seen, or about things you are still unsure about.

Earls High Year 6 Transition.

Windsor High School and Sixth Form Tour 2020

Thursday 25th June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Ordering Fractions

Please download the Basic Skills and Main Lesson resources below. 

English

Focus: Report Writing

Computing

Focus: Safer Passwords

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Wednesday 24th June, 2020

Maths

Basic Skills: Divisibility Rules

Main Lesson Focus: Fractions on a Number Line

English

Focus: Writing the Start of Our Reports

Tuesday 23rd June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Shading Fractions of Shapes

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English

Focus: Research

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Monday 22nd June, 2020

Maths Focus: Fractions

Simplifying Fractions

Please download the lesson presentation below as a PowerPoint or PDF. This includes today's Basic Skills. The plenary quiz will only work properly as a PowerPoint. 

English

Focus: Features of a Report 

Please download the lesson presentation below as a PowerPoint or as a PDF:

PSHE 

Transition: Worries About High School

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Friday 19th June, 2020

Maths

Basic Skills: Revise Converting Units of Length

Choose a column to complete form the worksheet below:

Main Lesson: Solve Mixed Units of Measurement Problems

To end the week we have put together a selection of problems involving units of measurement. Remember to use the conversion facts we have practised this week! 

English

Focus: Summarising from the Text

Please download the lesson presentation below as a PowerPoint or PDF:

Art

Focus: Drawing Portraits of Prime Ministers

To end the week, we would like you to practise sketching a portrait! Please download the PowerPoint or PDF below. 

  1. First, follow the PowerPoint step-by-step and try to draw a portrait of an 'imaginary' face. This will help you to start thinking about getting the correct proportions. 
  2. Then, download the photographs of famous Prime Ministers. Choose one to sketch, and then try to do so by following the same tips on proportion that you learned about in the PowerPoint. Remember, you could always produce a portrait on anyone you like! The Prime Minister photos are just there to make a link to our politics topic.
  3. Send in any examples that you are proud of!

Thursday 18th June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Solving Proportion Problems

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English

Focus: Predictions 

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Computing

Focus: Password Security

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Wednesday 17th June, 2020

Maths

Basic Skills: Revise Finding Fractions of Amounts

Main Lesson: Converting Between Miles and Kilometres

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English

Focus: Using Speech

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History

Focus: Defining Political Vocabulary

Tuesday 16th June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Solving Problems Involving Metric Measures

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English

Focus: Punctuating Speech

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Outdoor Learning

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Monday 15th June, 2020

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Friday 12th June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Problem Solving with Sequences

Please download the lesson resources below. You will also need to log into Mathletics for your Basic Skills.

English

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Computing (better late than never) 

Focus: Creating a List on Scratch

This should only take you 10 minutes! Use Scratch to automatically generate times tables! You'll never need to remember a times table again! See below:

Friday - Making a List on Scratch

Thursday 11th June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Using Function Machines

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English

Focus: Writing a Character Description

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Computing

Focus: False Photography

Today we will be learning about how photographs can be manipulated online! Can you really trust everything you see on the Internet? How can photo editing affect us? Is déja vu a glitch in the matrix? 

 

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Wednesday 10th June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Finding the Rule in a Sequence

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English

Focus: Character Descriptions

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PE

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Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Maths

Focus: Using a Rule to Create a Sequence

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(Apologies for technical difficulties with yesterday's Cliffhanger activity!)

English

The Ickabog: Comparing Characters

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French

Talking about School Subjects

Please download the PowerPoint below. This lesson is only available on PowerPoint as it contains audio files: 

Monday 8th June, 2020

Maths

Our Focus this Week: Sequences

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English

Our Focus this Week: The Ickabog

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Science

Phases of Matter Revision

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Home Learning Gallery

Friday 5th June, 2020

Maths

Today's Focus: Extending and Predicting Sequences 

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English

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Topic - Art

Using Perspective in a Realistic Sketch

As part of our politics topic, we will be ending the week by sketching 'Big Ben' (more specifically, the Elizabeth Tower which forms part of the Houses of Parliament!). I think some of you are going to do an amazing job here! laugh

Please following the step-by-step guide in the PowerPoint below. There is also a link to a presentation giving you information about Big Ben. Enjoy, and have a lovely weekend. Thanks for all your efforts this week! 

Thursday 4th June, 2020

Maths

Today's Focus: Number Sequences

Please download the lesson resources before.

If you were in school yesterday, please do the work from yesterday (Wednesday). You have already done today's lesson! laugh

English

Please download today's lesson resources below. Your starter activity is on spag.com.

Global Learning - Part 2

The Problem With Plastic - Writing Letters

For the second part of your task, we would like to write a letter to our local MP (James Morris) explaining the issue and suggesting what could be done about it! You will need to use some of the information and ideas from your research yesterday. If you didn't do this, why not take a quick look at yesterday's PowerPoint? Just spending 10 minutes reading through it will really help you to understand the issue! 

 

If you email your completed letter back to school, we can actually send it off to Mr Morris on Official Newfield Park Letterheaded Paper. Good luck! laugh

Wednesday 3rd June, 2020

Maths

Basic Skills - Substituting Values into Equations

Remember that a number followed by a letter means multiplication.

 

So 6p means '6 multiplied by p'. 

 

Fractions are the same as division. So if you see 4/q it means '4 divided by q'. 

 

Please download the worksheet below. Pick the difficulty level you are most confident with and complete one column! laugh

Main Lesson - Mathletics

You have been assigned two activities on Mathletics:

  • Describing Patterns
  • Find the Missing Number 2

Please complete these when you have chance! 

 

English

Please download today's lesson presentation and activities as a PowerPoint file or PDF below: 

Global Learning (PSHE)

The Problem with Plastic

Today will be the first of two lessons looking at the issues surrounding our use of plastic. We would you like to read the following presentation about what plastic is, how it is used and how it presents dangers to our environment. It will also make you think about what we could do, in school and around our local area, in order to reduce the negative effects of plastic usage.

Once you have read through the presentation (take notes if you like!), we would like you to complete the short worksheet asking you some questions about what you have learned. You probably already know something about this issue, and all of your knowledge will come in handy for the second part of the task on Thursday! 

Tuesday 2nd June, 2020

Maths

Today's Focus: Locating Negatives on a Number Line

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English

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PSHE

E-Safety

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Monday 1st June, 2020

Maths

Our Focus this Week: Decimals, Negative Numbers and Sequences

All of today's resources are available for download as PDF or PowerPoint below: 

English

Our Focus this Week: VIPERS Reading Skills

All of today's lesson resources are available below. Enjoy! 

Topic: Politics

This half term, we will be learning about British Politics! 

To begin our learning, we would like you to write several definitions of some important political vocabulary. Please see the PDF or Word Document below for information and an example:

Bonus Video: Golden Nuggets - Biographies

Sorry Y6, forgot about this one!

Half Term Activities

We have prepared a list of suggested activities for you to carry out over half term, if you wish to! Enjoy - and thank you for all your efforts over the last 5 weeks! laugh

Main Lesson

enlightenedHalf-Term Reading Challenge! enlightened

Your challenge over half-term is to have someone take a photograph of you reading in an unusual or interesting location! 

 

Things to consider in your photo:

  1. Are you sure the photo is in a SAFE location? yes
  2. What book will you be reading?
  3. Will you win an Oscar for your amazing acting skills?
  4. Can you include any Year 6 in-jokes or references? 
  5. Are you sure you have fully understood point 1? 

 

  • "This easy! I've got loads of ideas already!" - Joe 
  • "Please make sure you stay safe, Year 6!" - Ms Malcolm
  • "This could actually be better than Tables Conga!" - Mr Payne

 

To help inspire you, the Year 6 staff have had a go! Take a look below: 

Friday 22nd May, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity - Calculations with all four operations

Please go to this website to play the Countdown game! 

 

Main Activity - Calculate the difference between two numbers (positive and negative) - continued

Choose a level from below to complete: bronze, silver or gold! 

 

bronze:

 

silver:

 

gold:

 

Extension: Puzzles with Negative Numbers

To find the next number, add the two numbers on the bricks below it:

 

English

Basic Skills - Grammar Questions about Speech

As you have done a lot of writing this week, I thought I'd end the half-term by giving you something a little shorter: 6 test-style questions based on inverted commas (speech marks). Enjoy! laughQuestions and answers are all below: 

Computing

E-Safety: Recapping Online Privacy

Today we would like to end the half-term by thinking again about what exactly we should or should not share online, both for ourselves and other people. How could our decisions about what to share make other people feel? Could we have made better decisions? 

 

This is especially important at the moment, because you are using your devices at home a lot more to communicate and do your work. So please think carefully! smiley

 

Activity 1: Privacy Scenarios

Study each scenario carefully and then answer the questions. 

 

Example 1: A child at your school has a bad haircut and isn't happy with it. Someone takes a picture and shares it online, but it doesn't show their face.

  • Do you think this is a kind thing to do?
  • How could it make the other person feel?

 

Example 2: Emma writes something about Katie in her diary. Katie's friend Chloe finds what they wrote and posts it online so Katie can see it. 

  • Was the other person wrong to post the diary entries?
  • How would you feel if someone did this with your diary? 

 

Example 3: A group of friends decide to meet at a friend's house after school to play video games. One person in the group posts the house address and mobile number of the friend they are going to on a Whatsapp group for the whole of Year 6. 

  • Can you think of any reason why sharing a home address or a phone number in this way online could be a problem? 
  • Are there any more private ways that this message could have been sent? 

 

Example 4: Kayden, a Year 6, posts videos on his Youtube channel; he says his mum knows he signed up for it so it's ok. He posts gaming videos that sometimes show his face and feature his voice. However, he never reveals anything about where he lives, what school he goes to, or where he lives. Lots of his subscribers are teenagers, some as old as 18. 

  • Do you think this is ok?
  • What advice would you give to Kayden?

 

Activity 2: Mindful Mountain

Please play this video game which thinks about how to share things responsibly online. It's a little bit simple but quite good fun!  

 

Thursday 21st May, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity - TT Rockstars

Please log-in and practise your skills!

 

Main Lesson - Positive and Negative Numbers

 

Activity 1: Read the information from the table and then answer the questions:

 

  1. What is the difference between the coldest and warmest temperatures in Moscow ?

  2. What is the difference between the coldest and warmest temperatures in Reykjavik?

  3. a) Between which 2 months is there the greatest difference in temperature in Ushuaia? Jan and July.  b) What is it? 

  4. a) Between which 2 months is there the greatest difference in temperature in Bournemouth  b) What is it?

  5. What is the difference in temperature between Moscow and Ushuaia in July?

  6. In which month is there a difference in temperature of 8.30C between Ushuaia and Reykjavik?

 

Activity 2: Game

Please go to this website

 

Extension Activity:

https://nrich.maths.org/5898

 

English

Basic Skills - Generating Vocabulary

Look at each of the three freeze frames from Titanic. What words and language could you use to describe what the characters are thinking, feeling and doing? Please download the document below and see the video: 

Thursday 21st - Basic Skills

Main Lesson - Using Speech to Advance the Action

Today you will be going back to the scene you re-wrote using speech yesterday. This time, however, you need to think about how you will use narrative in-between the speech to help create character and atmosphere, and how to advance the action of the story.

 

You can download examples and watch the video below. Enjoy adding to your scene - I really enjoyed getting inside the characters' heads! laugh

Thursday 21st - Main Lesson

P.E 21.5.20 Video 1

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Science - task

Letters for wall:

l t d i a s m u c b o e

Words to find, increasing in difficulty:

Cob

Mud

Clubs

Beam

Comb

Cuboid

Blamed

Combat

Climbed

Stumbled

Simulated

Mislocated

P.E 21.5.20 Video 2

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P.E 21.5.20 Video 3

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Wednesday 20th May, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity - Multiplying by Powers of Ten

 

Main Lesson - Round Any Number

 

Activity 1: Reasoned Rounding

 

Activity 2: Mathletics

Today's main activities have been set for you on Mathletics. There are a few activities related to place value. Try to complete as many as you can in a set time, e.g. 30 minutes. If you don't manage to complete them all, you could complete them later on in the week. 

 

English

Basic Skills - Spelling

Mr Whoops has been at it again! angry Can you identify and correct his 13 spelling mistakes? (There really are 13!) You can find the answers in the first video below! 

 

Main Lesson - Revise Using Speech

Today we are going to practise using speech with accurate punctuation - but to do so we will be watching a clip from the movie Titanic! Please see all of the videos and download the script below - enjoy! laugh

Wednesday 20th - Main Lesson 1

Clip from 'Titanic'

Wednesday 20th - Main Lesson 2

Science 20.5.20

This term you have learnt a lot on the human body. You studied the circulatory system to begin with, focusing on the part the lungs and heart play in helping to oxygenate our blood and keep our body running. Finally, you looked at how the digestive system worked, primarily on the different functions each part play!

 

With that in mind, below are a number of challenging question for you to answer. If you can print them off, do so, or by all means answer them on the computer (on Word) or in your English Homework book. Let us know how you get on by emailing them to newfieldy6@newfield.dudley.sch.uk

 

If you get stuck, here are a few things you could use to help:

Tuesday 19th May, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity - Fluent in Five

Give yourself 5 minutes to answer these questions. If you want a challenge, complete and check them as quickly as you can and record your time. Next week, see if you can beat it!

  1. 367x79=

  2. 7986-23.8=

  3. 35x0=

  4. 2/3÷5==

  5. 20% of    =  40

 

Main Activity - Compare an Order Any Number

 

 

 

 

 

English

Basic Skills - Spelling Games!

Please play this game testing your knowledge of 'ough' words: 

Once you have finished, please visit this page and choose another spelling activity of your choice from the website. The page looks like this:

 

Main Lesson - Editing our Writing 

Today there are two options for the lesson: 

  1. If you have not yet finished your story, use today to finish it. Remember, you can cut it short if you need to do - sometimes that makes goodbyes more dramatic! 
  2. If you have already finished your story, then please see the documents and video below. We will be doing a 'Game Update' style self-assessment to suggest improvements to our work. 

Special thanks again to Cameron! I think you can expect to see a big screen version of a time-travelling Titanic Victorian murder mystery coming to a cinema near you in the near future! laugh

Tuesday 19th - Editing Our Work

Science 19.5.20 Video 1

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Science 19.5.20 Video 3

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Science 19.5.20 Task (use pages 7 and 8)

Monday 18th May, 2020

Maths Focus this Week: Place Value

Starter Activity - Prime and Square Numbers

Play this game with a partner. If you are unable to print, you could write out your own trail of numbers to 100:

 

Main Activity - Numbers to 10 Million

 

Task 1: fill in the missing numbers:

 

  • 27,890+ 20,000+          +800+90
  • 456,876= 400,000+            6000+800+70+6
  • 7,893,701=               +800,000+          +3000+700+     +1
  • 7,001.001=7,000,000+          +         

 

Task 2: discuss the question:

 

Task 3: solve these problems using your place value knowledge:

 

 

Extension

English

Basic Skills - Reviewing Our Work 

Below you can download three really impressive examples of work from Friday. I would like you to read through these story openings yourself and highlight any language that you think is particularly effective. Feel free to borrow some of their ideas for your own stories today! Big thanks to Cameron, Jonathan and Daniel!  

Monday 18th - Basic Skills

Main Lesson - Including Speech

Today I would like you to extend (or possibly redraft part of) your story to include some speech that helps develop character and atmosphere. You can download my example below and watch the videos. Hope you enjoy your writing! laugh

Monday 18th - Main Lesson 1

Monday 18th - Main Lesson 2

Design Technology - Baking

Making Banana Muffins!

Today you are going to be making some banana muffins - surely a dream come true for Year 6's many budding bakers! Please download the PowerPoint presentation below, which is narrated by Mrs Messenger (Newfield's official pastry chef)! laugh

Click the speaker icon on each slide to hear Mrs Messenger's voice! 

A message to Year 6 (11.5.20)

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Friday 15th May, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity - Multiply and Divide Numbers Accurately 

Main Activity - Mathletics

Log into Mathletics and complete the problem-solving activities assigned to you:

  • Pyramid Puzzler
  • Calculations with Patterns

They can be found in the 'Explore' section:

 

Extension - create your own Pyramid Puzzler style problem!

 

English

Golden Nuggets

Golden Nuggets videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GI8htVQ0bo&t=3s

 

Main Lesson - Writing our Stories

Today we are going to write the opening section of our stories inspired by The Arrival and Interstellar. Please see the video below and download the writing model: 

 

Main Lesson video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AScHUC8_eTk

Computing

Teams Part 2!

Happy Friday Year 6! laughToday we would like you to have another go at using Teams. It's a fun activity and really easy to do! Please see the video below that recaps how to access Teams:

 

This is the link for the video: https://youtu.be/PcF48vpHs6g

Thursday 14th May, 2020

Maths 

Starter Activity - Calculations with Mixed Operations

Have a look at the questions and then choose one column to work through, using the correct written method:

 

Main Activity - Drawing Shapes with a Given Area

Task 1: Try this activity:

 

Task 2: Now try the same activity but with a larger grid. Choose a grid - for example 7 x 6, or you could try a rectangle. Explore different ways to divide the shape into two identical parts.

 

English

Main Activity - Planning our Story

There is no basic skills today. Instead, there are two videos:

  1. The first video goes through The Arrival again, but this time with a script! If you didn't get chance to look at the story yesterday, don't worry - you can just look at today's video and it should bring you up to speed. 
  2. The second video looks at how we can plan our own 'story of departure': in other words, a scene similar to Interstellar or The Arrival in which one character has to say goodbye to another. Remember, you can change the story in any way you like - but if you prefer you can just use similar ideas to mine.

All of the resources are available below:

Thursday - The Arrival Part 2!

Thursday - Planning our Story

P.E 14.5.20 Video 1

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P.E 14.5.20 Video 2

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P.E 14.5.20 Video 3

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Wednesday 13th May, 2020

Maths - National Numeracy Day

Today is National Numeracy Day! This year's theme is 'Real Life Maths'.

Please choose an activity (or two!) from the suggested list below:

  • Create a maths poster on any topic you like. This could be fractions, times tables, division – whatever you choose. Remember to include some fun facts and pictures.

  • With the help of an adult, make a cake or biscuits. Your job is to measure out the ingredients, reading the scales carefully.

  • Be a detective and go on a hunt in your house and garden. Can you find 6 examples of parallel lines and 6 examples of perpendicular lines?

  • Measure the length of a room in your house or even the length/ width of your garden. Work out the area of the room/ garden. Can you also calculate the perimeter?

 

English

The Arrival - A Story Without Words 

Following our work on Interstellar, today we will be looking at another story of departure: The Arrival. However, this one has no words! It is an illustrated book full of emotions, beautiful details and symbols. 

 

Today, I have combined the basic skills and the main lesson into a single video and PDF/PowerPoint. Please access them below. The video is slightly longer, but that is because I have tried to talk you through the story, stopping to think about different questions and what we can infer about the characters and their feelings. Your task, which is explained in the video, will be to produce some short descriptive sentences for three different freeze-frames in the story. I really hope you find it interesting! laugh

Wednesday - Basic Skills and The Arrival

Science 13.5.20 Video 1

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Science 13.5.20 Video 2

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Tuesday 12th May, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity - Fluent in Five

Give yourself 5 minutes to answer these questions. If you want a challenge, complete and check them as quickly as you can and record your time. Next week, see if you can beat it!

  1.  35% x 200=

  2.  9.034-2.8=

  3.  2/6 of 36=

  4.  234x45=

  5. 1/3 x 2/4=

 

Main Activity - Place Value and Calculation

 https://nrich.maths.org/10093

Play the following game with a partner.

Choose an operation to practise:

Game 1 – addition

Game 2 – subtraction

Game 3 and 4 – multiplication

Game 5 and 6 – division 

 

Extension: change the target to be a larger or smaller number or a very specific number eg. 876!

 

English

Basic Skills - Revising Tenses

To consolidate our skills, we will be revising the four tenses we studied last week. You should be feeling more confident with this now! Please download the materials and watch the video below: 

Tuesday Basic Skills - Revise Identifying Tenses

Main Lesson - Exploring Characters 

Today we will be doing more work based on the Interstellar clip. However, rather than reading questions, we will be doing some creative writing: we will need to imagine what both of the characters could have been thinking or feeling in the scene. No planning required! laugh Please download the materials and watch the video below: 

Tuesday - Exploring Characters

Science 12.5.20

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Monday 11th May, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity - Fraction, Decimal and Percentage Dominoes

Play this game with a partner, matching up the answer to the correct calculation:

Main Activity - Mental Calculation and Strategy

Please visit this website to access the activities

 

Extension - how far can you go up the levels? Can you reach Phase 2?

English

Basic Skills - Interpreting Emotions

Please see the video below and download the PowerPoint or PDF: 

Monday - Basic Skills

Main Lesson - Summarising from a Film Script

This week we are going to focus on stories of departure and eventually start studying the Titanic. Today we will be doing some comprehension work based on a scene from the science-fiction movie Interstellar

 

Below, you will find the extract from the film script I would like you to read, some videos, a clip of the scene from the film, and a copy of today's questions. We have not really studied scripts of any sort this year, so I hope you find the text type interesting! 

Monday - Movie Script Reading

Interstellar Clip - Cooper Leaves

Monday - Movie Script Questions

Geography - Time Zones

Today you will be studying all about how time zones work and how we can calculate differences of time between two places in the world! Please download today's resources as a PowerPoint or PDF below:  

Friday 8th May, 2020

 

 

VE day 2020

Celebrating 75 years since the end of WWII

Today’s bank holiday coincides with the 75th anniversary of VE day.

We have suggested some activities that you might like to take part in.

 

Watch and read the information at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

 

 

There are lots of commemorative activities happening across the country today. Why not take part in some from the comfort of your own home? You could make some bunting or a flag, decorate your house, wear red, white and blue, make some cakes/ sandwiches for a picnic. Below is a schedule that you might like to use.

 

Please remember to follow social distancing rules and enjoy the celebrations from your own house/garden/driveway!

 

 

 

 

Resources:

 

Thursday 7th May, 2020

Maths 

Starter - Practise Calculation Skills

Choose a level and an area of calculation to practise.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Main Activity - Multiplying Fractions by Fractions

Please go onto your Mathletics account and complete the following activities:

  1. Multiply Fraction by Fraction
  2. Multiply 2 Fractions 1 

 

Extension - Divide Fractions Visual Model

English

Basic Skills - Spelling Practice 

For this exercise, it may help to refer to the Year 5/6 word list:

 

Which 13 words does Mr Whoops need to practise? Write them in your English homework book or on your computer: 

Main Lesson - Writing a Biography

Today your challenge is to finish your biography! Below, you can download today's steps to success and a help sheet with openers, as well as an example of my finished biography. 

 

Please send in examples of your finished biographies! You could insert pictures or decorate them in any way you wish! 

Afternoon - P.E. Video 1

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P.E Video 2

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P.E Video 3

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P.E Video 4

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Wednesday 6th May, 2020

Maths 

Starter Activity - Multiplication and Related Division Facts

 

Main Activity - Add and Subtract Fractions

Today activities have been set on Mathletics for you: 

English

Basic Skills - Progressive Tenses

Today we are going to revise tenses again and also look at the past progressive tense. Please watch the video below and download the PowerPoint / PDF:

Wednesday Basic Skills - Past Progressive

Main Lesson - Slow Writing a Biography

Today we are going to write the first main paragraph of our biographies (the one after the introduction). However, to practise some of our opener skills and make it more interesting, we are going to use a 'slow writing' method we have seen before in class. Please download the documents below and watch the video:

  •  By the way, I used the wrong 'affect' in my example. It should be 'effect'! :0  --Mr R 

Wednesday - Slow Writing our Biography

Wednesday - PSHE / Computing

Today we will be looking at some e-safety scenarios for our PSHE. Staying safe online is crucial, but sometimes this isn't quite as easy as it first appears. Often situations require thinking about. Today, you will be given eight scenarios that you will need to advise the person on. Try to explain your answer in full sentences, not just a quick answer, stating why you are giving that specific advice. You can write your answers either on the computer or in your English Homework book.

 

Here are some websites that might help:

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/

 

This BBC website is meant for children in Year 7/8 so it's a bit complex, but you might want to take a quick look at it too - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zrtrd2p/revision/1

 

Click here for your task! Best of luck!

 

PSHE / Computing Task

Tuesday 5th May, 2020

Maths

Basic Skills - Fluent in Five

Give yourself 5 minutes to answer these questions. If you want a challenge, complete and check them as quickly as you can and record your time. Next week, see if you can beat it!

  1. 35x24=

  2. 13.2+4.068=

  3. 972÷9=

  4. 1/5 x 2/6=

  5. 30% x 180=

 

Main Lesson - Add and Subtract Fractions

A reminder of how to add and subtract fractions is available at

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb/articles/z9n4k7h

 

There are two activities to choose from today:

  • Normal – Space Themed cut and paste game (only one denominator needs to be changed)
  • Harder – Space themed two player game (one or two denominators need to be changed)

 

English

Basic Skills - Tenses and Subject/Verb Agreement

Please download and complete the worksheets below: 

Main Lesson - Writing A Biography Introduction Independently 

Today you are going to write the introduction to the biography that you planned yesterday. Please see the video and PowerPoint below: 

Tuesday - Writing an Introduction Independently

Science - The Circulatory System

Well done for completing your work on the circulatory system last week; some of the diagrams you sent in were excellent!

 

This week, we will continue our work on the system, combining it with a game on Scratch!

 

First things first, look back at your work from last week; can you remember how the Circulatory System worked? Read the help sheet here if you're a bit stuck!

 

Ok, now it's time for today's task. Watch the video below and THEN click this link -> click me!

Science - The Circulatory System (video)

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Monday 4th May, 2020

Maths Focus this Week: Calculating with Fractions

Starter Activity - Problem Solving (Mathletics)

Symbolic Sums - a reasoning and problem-solving activity

Log into Mathletics to complete this activity. When you have finished, you will be able to hand in in the work for us to see! It can be found by click the explore tab at the top of the page: 

 

Main Activity - Fractions of an Amount

 

Extension

English

Basic Skills - Revising Tenses

Please download the Powerpoint (or PDF) below and watch the video: 

Monday Basic Skills - Tenses

Main Lesson - Biographical Research

Today, we would like you to carry out some research about someone you would like to write a biography about. It could be someone who made a remarkable, world-changing discovery or achieved something for the first time. It could be someone whose life or actions inspired or helped others around the world. It could be someone who had to overcome incredible hardships in their life. But whoever you chose, try to pick someone who really interests you! This will make it more interesting to write. 

 

How is it best to put your notes into sections? Well, this depends somewhat on which figure you choose, but in general a chronological structure is the most logical. Something like:

  • Early Life / Childhood
  • Education?
  • Adult Life
  • Major Achievements? 
  • Later Life
  • Legacy

You may also want to think about a 'key moment' - if you could pick one moment in time from their life, which was probably their most dramatic, important or defining event, what would it be? This 'key moment' may be something you could describe in their biography. For Neil Armstrong, for instance, it would be setting foot on the moon. For other figures, it may not be so clear. 

 

Tips for effective research:

  • Try to read information from a range of different sites. Remember that Britannica Library is a good starting point!
  • Be careful using Wikipedia. There is a lot of information on there, and it is aimed at adults. You may find it overwhelming and difficult to fully understand. Simple English Wikipedia is a slightly better option.
  • Use search engines like Google or look on YouTube, but be careful to think about which site you are getting information from - some are more accurate than others! 
  • Actually read the information first - don't just start copying things down straight away.
  • You don't have to write in full sentences!

 

Monday - Art (VE Day)

Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE day. Despite being in lockdown, many people are still planning to celebrate this landmark. We thought it would be nice to recreate some VE day art. Today’s art is based on a piece by an English artist called Lowry.

 

  1. Watch this video and learn how he created his artwork and what his individual style is. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3gkq6f

  2.  Read through the slides and then watch the video at the end to show you how to recreate your own masterpiece.

 

Monday - Art (Video)

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Friday 1st May, 2020

Maths

Starter - Target Number

Can you make the target number (400) using each number card only once? You can use any operation and you do not need to use all of the cards:

 

Main Activity - Mixed Number Properties

English

Writing our Captain Tom Biographies

Today we are going to continue with our writing from yesterday to write some of the main paragraphs for our Captain Tom Biographies. If you did not already write an introduction, you may wish to watch yesterday's video - but you can just use mine if you like!

 

Below you will find today's lessons resources as a Word document or PDF, as well as a video showing you how to get started. The lesson resources also include an opener bank to give you ideas. 

 

For next week, start thinking about someone you would like to write a biography about. Please try to pick someone who has done something to help the lives of others, made some kind of remarkable discovery, shown incredible determination in the face of challenges, or achieved something inspirational. Please try not to just pick your favourite footballer, Youtuber or music artist. 

Friday - Captain Tom Biography

Computing

Using Teams

Today we have the exciting opportunity to use a new online learning platform called Microsoft Teams. You will be the first Newfield students ever - EVER! - to have the chance of using this. Even most Newfield staff have not tried it out yet(!) Some secondary schools use platforms like Teams and Google Classroom to set homework, so it is a great chance to get in some practice!

 

Please follow the instructions on the video below:  

Friday - How to use Teams.m4v

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RE - Answers for Wednesday's lesson

Thursday 30th April, 2020

Maths 

Starter Activity - Mixed Arithmetic

Write your working out in your maths book, ensuring that you use the correct written method. How far along the ladder can you get? 

 

Main Activity - Square and Cube Numbers

 

 

Extension

Try the fun Nrich challenge at this website.

The answer is provided for you under 'solution' on the left-hand side so you can check if you got it right. 

English

Basic Skills - Correcting Spellings

This activity is available (along with the answers!) as a download below: 

Main Lesson - Writing the Opening to a Biography

Today we are going to use some ideas from the example biographies we have read to write the opening to a biography about Captain Tom Moore, who has become famous during the coronavirus pandemic for his charitable work. To raise money for charity, Captain Tom - who was about to turn 100 years old - walked 100 laps around his garden. His actions have led to him being regarded as a national hero. 

In case you haven't seen it, here is a video of Captain Tom completing his final lap. If you do a quick search online, you will discover that his efforts have had a huge ripple effect: he has received praise from public figures, inspired others to undertake similar challenges, and even appeared on a #1 Single! Below, you will find a fact sheet all about Major Tom, a document containing all of today's activities, and a video modelling today's task: 

Thursday - Writing Opening to a Biography

P.E 30.4.20 Video 1

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P.E 30.4.20 Video 2

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PE 30.4.20 Video 3

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P.E 30.4.20 Video 4

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Wednesday 29th April, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity - Hit the Button

Visit this game at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. Practise your division facts and times tables.

 

Main Activity - Prime Numbers

  1. Watch this video for a reminder about prime numbers https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfq7hyc/articles/z2q26fr

  2. Play this game at http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/numbers/fruit_shoot_prime.htm 

 

Extension – A fun challenge at https://nrich.maths.org/1172 

English

Basic Skills - Using Subordinating Conjunctions

For each of the subordinating conjunctions below, try to write a sentence that uses it in a subordinate clause. Remember that a subordinate clause will need a main clause as well to make sense. Try to punctuate your sentences correctly. They can be about anything you like!

Example:

  • Before it was too late, Mr Roddison uploaded the English video. 

* make sure you actually use these in a clause! 

 

Main Lesson: Identifying Features in a Biography

Download the main tasks today as a Word document or PDF below. In the first activity, we will be analysing the Kamprad biography from the previous two days. In the independent activity, you will be reading a different biography about Neil Armstrong. 

Wednesday - Identifying Features

Neil Armstrong Biography

For today's independent task, you will also need to read this biography of Neil Armstrong, who was famously the first person to walk on the moon. Download as a Word document or PDF below: 

R.E. (Islam)

Last we focused on a general look at Ramadan, something that is currently happening! For today’s lesson, we are going to recap the five pillars of Islam. You have looked at this before, but not for a while, and it is a key learning point regarding Islam.

 

This video is technically for younger children, but it’s clear and explains succinctly what the five pillars are. Take a look!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-five-pillars-of-islam/zv84jhv

 

So The Five Pillars of Islam are five duties that Muslims of all branches of Islam must follow.
 

  1. Shahadah is the Muslim declaration of faith. All Muslims know the words of the Shahadah and it is repeated multiple times during the day.
  2. Salah is prayer. It is compulsory for Muslims to pray five times a day.
  3. Zakah, or charitable giving, encourages generosity and compassion.
  4. Sawm is the obligation to fast during Ramadan, which teaches Muslims self-discipline. This self-discipline brings them closer to Allah.
  5. Hajj is the pilgrimage to Makkah (or Mecca). It is compulsory for Muslims to make the trip at least once in their lifetime, as long as they are fit and healthy and can afford to go.
     

Now watch this video for more detail and to help you with your task: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-education-ks2-my-life-my-religion-what-is-islam/zbmrwty

 

Ok! Time for your task. Complete the sheet below (uploaded as a PDF and a Word document) using what you have learnt from the website and the video. Answers will be posted tomorrow!

 

Tuesday 28th April, 2020

Maths

Starter Activity

Main Activity - Multiples and Common Multiples

Tasks

1) Find three multiples of each of the numbers listed below:

7 11 12
30 5 0.5

 

2) Play this game with a partner:

Extension - Switch the challenge from winning the game to finding the longest sequence of numbers that can be crossed out. What is the longest sequence you can find?  

English

Basic Skills - Punctuating Clauses

Download today's basic skills as either a Word or PDF below.

Remember

  • Subordinating conjunctions come at the start of subordinate clauses:
    • As Ikea expanded, it opened stores in countries across Europe. 
  • If a sentence starts with a subordinate clause, you will need a comma at the end of it (before the main clause):
    • Because their products were so cheap, Ikea's sales grew very quickly. 
  • But if the subordinate clause comes after the main clause, you do not normally need a comma:
    • Kamprad apologised to his staff after rumours emerged about his past. 
  • Do not join two main clauses with a comma. This is a mistake called a 'comma splice':
    • Kamprad was born in Sweden, the year was 1926. 

Main Lesson - VIPERS Comprehension

Please download the questions below in Word or PDF format. Remember that these are based on the biography of Ingvar Kamprad from yesterday, so you may need to download that again from the resources for Monday. 

Science

Last week we focused on the body as a whole but for today's lesson we'll begin to look at the circulatory system. That includes the lungs, heart, other organs and muscles. We'll focus on the lungs and heart (in greater detail) in coming weeks!

 

Have you ever done exercise and realised that you are breathing quicker? That your heart-rate is rising? This is the tell-tale sign that our muscles are demanding more fuel to power them! Our muscles feed on oxygen, and there's only one way of giving them it: the circulatory system.

Science 28.4.20 Video 1

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Science 28.4.20 Video 2

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Science 28.4.20 Video 3

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Science (continued)

Ok so for your first task we would like you to draw (or make!) your own diagram of the circulatory system. In case you found the video hard to follow, there is a diagram beneath to help you. However, make sure you label your diagram with as much information as you can remember, explaining what happens at each step!

 

Science 28.4.20 Question 1

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Science 28.4.20 Question 2

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Science 28.4.20 Final Video

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Monday 27th April, 2020

Maths Focus this Week: Properties of Numbers

Starter - Fluent in Five

Give yourself five minutes to answer these calculations.

  1.  2/5 x 1/2=
  2. 258,630+ 179,885 =
  3. 1.25x6=
  4. 2/3 + 4/6=
  5. 2268÷6=

 

Main Activity - Factors

Key questions:

  1. Discuss with someone what a factor is.

  2. Can you give an example?

  3. Can you give four factors of 20?

  4. Why do we find factors in pairs?

  5. True or false: 3 is a common factor of 10 and 6.  

Tasks

  1. Watch the video and complete the activity at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfq7hyc/articles/zp6wfcw

  2. Choose a column below and find the factors of each number given. Finding factor pairs will help you to record your answers. For example:     

Factor pairs of 12 are

1 x 12

2 x 6

3 x 4

 

Extension: Now choose two numbers from a column. Explore the common factors these numbers have. 

 

English Focus this Week: Biographies

Please download the activities and reading text for today's English lesson below: 

Monday - Basic Skills

Monday - Reading

Monday - Vocabulary Task

History / Art - Designing a Women's Rights Symbol

Please download today's lesson presentation and activities as a PowerPoint or PDF below:

Quote of the Week

“You listen to me very good now, Micasan,” he said. “I am too old for that new world you tell me about. It is very exciting world, but it is not my world. My world was Japan, long time ago. And now my world is here. I think about it for long time. If Kimi is alive, if Michiya is alive, then they think I am dead long time ago. I would be like ghost coming home. I am not same person. They not same either. And, besides, I have family here, orang-utan family. Maybe killer men come again. Who look after them then? No, I stay on my island. This is my place. This Kensuke’s Kingdom. Emperor must stay in his Kingdom, look after his people. Emperor does not run away. Not honourable thing to do.”

- Michael Morpurgo, 'Kensuke's Kingdom'

Science Experiment Time!

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Newfield Park's newest science teacher carries out an incredible experiment! Try it for yourself at home! But can anyone explain why it works...?

Please send us examples of your work

Have you completed a piece of homework that you are particularly proud of? It could be a maths tasks, some English writing, your reading record, a piece of art - anything, really! Please email the school so that we can put it on the website!

Quote of the Week:

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Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April (Week 6)

Did you miss any resources from this week? They are all available for download as a Word document or PDF below. Please note that some of the videos and download links will no longer work, so please email the Year 6 staff if you require anything else. laugh

Quote of the Week:

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th March, 2020 (Week 5) 

Did you miss any activities or resources from this week? If so, you can download them all as a Word document or PDF below: laugh

RM Unify

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Class Notebook

Below are links to the English and Maths Class Notebooks. In order to log into them you will need to enter your full email address: @newfield.dudley.sch.uk

For example: smithj@newfield.dudley.sch.uk

Your password will still be the same. 

Scale Drawings of Birmingham

As part of our geography topic, on Friday Year 6 produced some fantastic scale-drawings of famous buildings from around Birmingham and the rest of the world. Architects in the making!