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Newcastle Street Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 3LF

Main contact: Mrs M James bursar@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

01270 260580

Underwood West Academy

Inspiring Exciting Futures

Dear parent/carer,

 

Firstly, and most importantly, we hope you are all safe and well at home and thank you for your patience whilst we have been putting together the remote learning arrangements for year 6.

 

As schools have now closed to the majority of children, it is important that your children continue their learning from home through their Microsoft Teams account. Your child will receive up to 4 hours of education (as per the latest DFE guidance) each day using Teams and this will be a combination of ‘live meets’ with their teachers, some videos, some presentations and some independent tasks. Each week we will provide:

 

  • A daily maths session
  • A daily literacy session
  • A daily shared reading session with the teacher using our class text, Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • A weekly science session
  • Afternoon sessions that will include all of our foundation subjects based on our class text
  • A weekly PSHE session
  • A weekly Computing session

 

The children in year 6 have all had some experience of using Microsoft Teams already and they have all been given a username and password which you should find in their reading diaries. To access the learning, they will have had to have downloaded the Teams app to their device and used their username and password to log in. Once in the app, they will see they have been made part of one of two teams:

 

Home learning 6B and 6C

Or

Home Learning 6J and 6W

 

Within their team, if they look at the calendar, they will see the ‘live meetings’ they have been invited to. To join their teachers and friends, they will click on join meeting. We are confident that most of our children know how to use Teams but if you do have any problems, please contact us at teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk using your child’s name and class as the subject matter.

 

These arrangements have been put into place to ensure that all of our children have access to a quality education but we do know that every family’s circumstances and access to electronic devices is different so we will try to support you all as much as possible. Children will be able to access the learning at a time that is convenient to them if they are sharing devices with siblings.

 

We would appreciate your support in encouraging your children to engage in these home learning sessions but if you have any problems, please let us know either via the teacher email address above or by sending us a message in Teams; teachers and support staff will be available between the hours of 8.30 am and 3.15pm. If you can’t contact us within these hours, we will respond to queries the following working day.

 

If your child is unwell and is unable to attend remote learning sessions, please inform the school office on 01270 260580 by no later than 8:30am, or as soon as possible should your child become unwell during the school day.

 

We are looking forward to seeing all of our fabulous children soon, stay safe and look after each other.

 

Many thanks, from all of the year 6 team

Learning at Home

Welcome to the Year 6 page. Hopefully you will find the activities here useful and informative and allow you to continue your learning from home. All of the activities here are linked to the Year 6 National curriculum and will cover the same areas that we are studying in school. Good luck!

Week beginning 18.1.21

Please see the timetable above outlining the schedule for the week. The timetable also contains the links to each of the Sway powerpoints.

 

Literacy-Narrative

This week you will be writing a short action story based on the character Mahmoud from our book Refugee. Please access by using the link below. Remember to only complete the work for each day.

https://sway.office.com/bAzNqBDjOVz9nyFc?ref=Link

 

Numeracy- Fractions

This week we will be continuing our learning based on fractions. These lessons will be updated on a daily basis.

Monday

https://sway.office.com/E5nQE3WcE9H195gH?ref=Link

Tuesday

https://sway.office.com/HwtsqABUDUHuHHsr?ref=Link

Wednesday

https://sway.office.com/ZncWlA7uZwYdFzJ9?ref=Link

Thursday

 https://sway.office.com/IW31dUDu6krNdGRM?ref=Link

Friday

https://sway.office.com/wTiv21MfC1AQ9GgG?ref=Link

 

 

 Science-Evolution and Inheritance

As part of the unit this week you will be finding out about Mary Anning.

https://sway.office.com/KzbCkKCsrN8Pq5Cz?ref=Link

 

Foundation

As part of our foundation this week you will be researching either Adolf Hitler, Fidel Castro or Bashar al-Assad. Please use the link below.

https://sway.office.com/G5t62CNQHnnkYmny?ref=Link

Art

Creating a portrait of either Adolf Hitler, Fidel Castro or Bashar al-Assad. You will sketch lightly before painting or colouring to combine line and colour. Remember to take your time. The sketches should not take 5 minutes to complete!

https://sway.office.com/kmELpC2h7wweJwwJ?ref=Link

PSHE

https://underwood.schooljotter2.com/classes/pshe-rhe

Computing

This week we are learning all about how computers communicate with each other using binary code.

Click here for a video 

Complete the Binary Challenge

Have a great week and enjoy your learning. We look forward to seeing your work!

 

Week beginning 11.1.21

Please find the links for the Remote Learning for this week. These are the same links that will be used during the remote learning with your teacher. Placing them here provides an alternative way to access the work.

 

Literacy-Non Chronological report

Please ensure that you only complete the work for each day. This will allow the teachers to comment upon your work and set any appropriate challenges or improvements. Please use the link below.

https://sway.office.com/Lg1Ob1DB48coQtE7?ref=Link

Numeracy- Fractions

Monday

https://sway.office.com/rBosFa6bUtlL2hjY?ref=Link 

Tuesday

https://sway.office.com/A91cLM9FtU3wRpgi?ref=Link

Wednesday

https://sway.office.com/Hnk4is2r0fumTVHi?ref=Link

Thursday

https://sway.office.com/6lICnz5cdm6D0HUN?ref=Link

Friday

https://sway.office.com/WsXGrxxPAvaiez2c?ref=Link

Science-Evolution and Inheritance

https://sway.office.com/KzbCkKCsrN8Pq5Cz?ref=Link

 

Foundation

You will find two lessons on the Sway powerpoint

https://sway.office.com/pwoKUwNwkvgklS5f?ref=Link

Week beginning 4.1.21

Literacy- Spelling focus

Prefixes: un- dis- mis- in- il- im- ir- re- sub- inter- super- anti- auto- bi- trans- tele- circum- de- pre- pro- sus- con- com- a-

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/prefixes-un-dis-mis-in-il-im-ir-re-sub-inter-super-anti-auto-bi-trans-tele-circu

Numeracy- Fractions

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-describe-and-represent-fractions-ccw3ee

 

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-equivalence-75hkge

 

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-equivalent-fractions-ctgp4r

 

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-fractions-cnk3ar

 

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/subtract-fractions-6hh66r

 

Science-Electricity

This half term we will be finding out about electricity and circuits. Please use the link below to assist you!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/electrical-circuits-06f7

 

PSHE

Please use the link below to access the learning:

https://underwood.schooljotter2.com/classes/pshe-rhe

 

 

Week beginning 14.12.20

It's the last week of term! Well done for all of your hard work this year. Have a lovely Christmas from all of the team in Year 6!

Literacy-Spelling focus 

Suffixes: ate -en -ify -ise -tion -ity -ness -al -ic -ary -ery -ful -less

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/suffixes-ate-en-ify-ise-tion-ity-ness-al-ic-ary-ery-ful-less-d62b

 

Literacy - SPAG Grammar Practice

Please use the link below.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/t4-grammar-practice-e7aa

Numeracy- Division with remainders (whole number, fraction and fraction-decimal)

Please use the following links that will continue our work on division.

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solve-problems-involving-division-with-remainders-part-1-6hjp6t

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solve-problems-involving-division-with-remainders-part-2-74rp8d

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/represent-remainders-in-different-ways-depending-on-the-context-of-the-problem-part-1-chj3et

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/represent-remainders-in-different-ways-depending-on-the-context-of-the-problem-part-2-ccu32d

 

Week beginning 7.12.20

Literacy-SPAG Word Level Objectives

Please use the link below to assist you with work based around determiners, fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and pronouns.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/t2-word-level-objectives-45be

Reading

Please use the link below that focuses on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens-94bb

Numeracy- Short and Long Division

Please use the following links that will continue our work on division

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/practise-multiplication-and-division-skills-64vp2e

Tuesday/Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-the-formal-written-method-for-short-division-chh64c

Thursday/Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-the-formal-written-method-of-long-division-to-solve-appropriate-calculations-c8wk0c

Science-Light and Dark

Please use the link below to continue your learning related to our current topic.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/light-dark-250b

 

PSHE/RHE

There is lots of great safety information here. Please make sure you look!

https://underwood.schooljotter2.com/classes/pshe-rhe

 

 

Week beginning 30.11.20

Literacy- Diary Writing

This week we will continue to look at diary writing. The following link will enable you to use the features of a diary in your writing. There are two videos and three activities to complete.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4qtqfr

 

Numeracy- Short Division

Please use the variety of different links to access you learning for the week.

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/practise-multiplication-and-division-skills-64vp2e

Tuesday/Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explore-efficient-mental-strategies-for-division-crvp6e

Thursday/Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-the-formal-written-method-for-short-division-chh64c

 

Science-Light and Dark

Please use the link below to continue your learning related to our current topic.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/light-dark-250b

Week beginning 23.11.20

Literacy-Diary Writing

This week we will start to look at diaries and will continue to do so over the next three weeks. Please use the link below to assist your literacy this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn2djhv

 

Numeracy-Long multiplication

Please use the variety of different links to access the learning for this week.

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-formal-written-methods-for-short-multiplication-including-multiplying-decimals-6rvp2r

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-by-a-two-digit-number-using-long-multiplication-75k3cc

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-formal-written-methods-including-long-multiplication-to-solve-a-range-of-problems-61j38r

Thursday/Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-formal-written-methods-including-long-multiplication-to-solve-a-range-of-problems-61j38r

 

Science-Light and Dark

The children enjoyed carrying out their experiment last week to test how the size of a shadow can be altered. Please use the link below to continue your learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/light-dark-250b

 

 

Week beginning 16.11.20

Literacy-Non-chronological reports

This is our third and final week on non-chronological reports. Please have a go at completing lessons 11-15 and you will have then written your complete report. Good luck!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/wild-cats-non-chronological-reports-702c

 

Numeracy-Multiplication strategies for larger numbers (2 multiples of10,100 or 1,000 and partitioning) Short multiplication

Please use the variety of links below to access the learning for this week.

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplication-patterns-6rtk0c

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/investigating-multiplication-patterns-6rt68c

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidation-and-review-lesson-ccuk2r

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-and-divide-by-10-100-and-1000-involving-decimals-64wk6r

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-and-divide-by-10-100-and-1000-with-in-context-c4t68t

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-formal-written-methods-for-short-multiplication-including-multiplying-decimals-6rvp2r

 

Science-Light and Dark

This half term we are lessons have a physics focus and we will be looking at various concepts linked to light. Please use the link below to access the learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/light-dark-250b

 

 

Week beginning 9.11.20

Literacy-Non-chronological reports

This week we will continue with the reports. Please have a go at completing lessons 6-10. Use the link below to access the lessons.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/wild-cats-non-chronological-reports-702c

Numeracy- Column addition and subtraction

Please use the variety of links below to access the learning for this week.

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-writing-7-digit-numbers-6dk62c

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/strategies-for-addition-6njk4d

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/strategies-for-subtraction-6mv32d

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/applying-addition-and-subtraction-74tp2d

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/addition-and-subtraction-problems-c4vpac

 

Science-Light and Dark

This half term we are lessons have a physics focus and we will be looking at various concepts linked to light. Please use the link below to access the learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/light-dark-250b

 

P.E-Dance

This half term we are focusing on Dance and Movement in our lessons. There are lots of ideas and activities in the link below if you are feeling up to it!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education-ks1-ks2-street-dance-masterclass-on-b-boying-and-footwork/zkmf47h

 

 

Week beginning 2.11.20

Welcome back. We hope you all had an enjoyable half term. Here is the learning for the week!

Literacy-Non-chronological reports

Over the next three weeks we will be looking at non-chronological reports. Please use the link below to learn all about them and practise writing them. There are fifteen lessons in the link below so please do not complete them all this week!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/wild-cats-non-chronological-reports-702c

 

Numeracy- Rounding measures and money

Please use the variety of links below to access the learning for this week.

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rounding-2-and-3-digit-numbers-to-the-nearest-10-6gu3er

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-all-possible-numbers-that-could-have-been-rounded-to-a-multiple-of-ten-crrp8c

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rounding-2-and-3-digit-numbers-to-the-nearest-100-ctgpar

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/applying-rounding-for-estimating-adding-65j62r

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/applying-rounding-for-estimating-subtracting-64w34c

 

PSHE

 

Please use the link below to find out about Bonfire safety!

 

https://underwood.schooljotter2.com/classes/pshe-rhe

 

Week beginning 19.10.20

Literacy- Making inferences

Use the link below to complete the lessons throughout the week. Find out about making inferences when reading a text!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6

Numeracy-Place Value

Use the link below to have a go at the place value assessment. This will focus on the various areas of place value that we have been looking at this half term. You don't need to complete it all at once. Perhaps try a few questions each day!

https://smspprimary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/year_6_place_value_test_SATs.pdf

P.E.

There are some great personal challenges to have a go at using the link below. They should help you to stay active and healthy during the half term break too! Enjoy!

 

Week beginning 12.10.20

Literacy- Persuasive letter

This week we are looking at how to be persuasive in our writing. The following link will enable you to find out about some of the key features of this writing. Each day you will be able to write a different section of you letter.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6

 

Numeracy- Partitioning numbers 

 Please use the link below to assist you this week. There are lots of activities to complete.

 

 https://www.londonsouthwestmathshub.co.uk/data/dynamic/spaw/documents/Year%206%20number%20and%20place%20value%20final.pdf

 

 

 Week beginning 5.10.20

Literacy-Diary Writing

This week we are learning about how to write a diary. The following link will enable you to use the features of a diary in your writing. There are two videos and three activities to complete.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4qtqfr

 

Numeracy- Numbers up to 10,000,000

There are some great activities in the links below to support your learning.

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/numbers-to-ten-million-year-6-place-value-free-resource-pack/

 

SPAG 

 You'll find lots of useful activities in the link below to assist you!

 

This weeks focus is How to use apostrophes in contractions. Click on the link and scroll down until you see the link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

Week beginning 28.9.20

 

Literacy- Letter Writing

Use the following link to assist you in learning how to use the correct format when writing a letter. There are all sorts of reasons that you might want to write a formal letter. They can be used to say thank you, to keep in touch with relatives, for booking holidays or applying for a job or work experience.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6hvgwx

 

Watch the video and then have a go at completing the three activities related to writing a letter

 

Numeracy- Place value

 

Use the powerpoint below to re-cap your skills and have a go at completing the questions!

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-2367-ks2-maths-y6-number-and-place-value-warm-up-powerpoint

 

The following link will take you to short PPT presentations created by White Rose Maths. Watch the presentations and pause each video when appropriate and have a go at answering the questions. The recommended focus for each day is set out below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-1/

 

Monday- Numbers to 10,000

Tuesday- Numbers to 100,000

Wednesday- Numbers to 1,000,000

Thursday- Numbers to 10,000,000

Friday- Comparing and ordering any numbers