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Welcome to Year 6 Golden Eagles Class!


 

From the 5th January 2021 school will be closed

and we will be starting Meadlands-at-Home.

 

Year 6, to access your work you will need to log on to the Year 6 Google Classroom. You can do this by signing into your Meadlands Google account. Click here

Once online you will find all the information you need including the weekly timetable and links to all lessons taught by other teachers such as assemblies, Mr P's PE, Music & Miss Davies' Happiness Half Hour. For your ease we have also shared these links below: 

 

Assembly

Whole school assemblies will take place from 9-9.15 every day, Assembly page 

 

PE Lessons 

Whilst at home we would still like you to keep fit and healthy. We would like you to complete Mr Penberthy's 30 minute whole school workout, do 1 a day whilst at home: PE Page 

 

Music Lessons 

Complete your music lesson, you can find the instructions here: Music Page 

 

Happiness Half Hour 

Follow Miss Davies' advice on keeping calm, happy and safe whilst at home. Make sure you complete her 30 minute whole school PSHE/Mindfulness activity, 1 a day whilst at home: Pastoral Page 

Teacher:  Mrs  Wreford, Writing Lead and History Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Staff : Mrs Clark Teaching Assistant (AM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Staff: Mr Dan Notice Teaching Assistant

 

Class Ambassador: Odile

 

 

Welcome to the Year 6 Golden Eagle Class

On this page you will find the following information:

1. Curriculum for the year.

2. End of year objectives (what the children should know by the end of the year).

3. Work expectations.

4. Blended learning (work for your child if they are absent or the class/school has been closed due to coronavirus).

Part 1: Curriculum for the year ahead

Year 6 Reading List here

Part 2: End of year objectives (what children should know by the end of Year 6!)

SATs Information for Parents 2020-21

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SATs Frequently asked Questions
Writing

Book Look - Writing

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Step 2 demonstrates what a child needs to achieve and be fluent at to be working at the Meadlands expected standard.
Step 3 demonstrates what a child needs to achieve and be fluent at to be working at the Meadlands exceeding standard.
Maths
Reading

Book Look - Reading

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Science
Foundation subjects

Geography

 

The 7 continents

This half term, year 6 are “travelling” around the world, exploring the 7 continents.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

We started by studying the continents by size and population and understanding key terminology.

ANTARCTICA

 

We then moved to the least populated continent on earth: Antarctica.

We learned about the inhospitable landscape by reading the story of Ernest Shackleton and his failed expedition to the South Pole. The children then created their own “Guide to survival in Antarctica”

 

ASIA

 

We discovered that 36.7% of the world’s population live in China and India. We looked at population trends and forecasts and the reasons behind this. We then went on to discover Asia’s Highs and Lows by studying Mount Everest and the Dead Sea. The children made posters including the facts they had learned. Many children decided that they would like to challenge themselves to climb Mount Everest in the future.

AFRICA

 

The children analysed different types of maps of the continent Africa, then used coordinates to locate and label features on their own maps. We then went on to discuss the Kibera slum in Nairobi, where a controversial highway has been built at the expense of the slum dwellers. We talked about whether this was progress or not and linked it to our Global Goals learning (about inequality).

 

AUSTRALIA

 

The children made a whistle stop tour around Australia, noting its different features and animals and then learned all about the Great Barrier Reef and ways to conserve this precious gift of nature. We talked about the benefits of tourism but also the disadvantages it brings and created a report on the reef, showing what it was like in 1980 and contrasting that with 2015.

 

EUROPE

 

Children studied images from a range of European countries to discover the vast range of cultures in our continent. We then located European capital cities on a map. Finally, we took a tour to Iceland to study the Vatna Glacier – one of the biggest in the world. We learned how glaciers are formed.

NORTH AMERICA

 

We examined extreme forms of weather in North America and located areas prone to hurricanes, forest fires and tornadoes. We learned a bit more about each weather phenomenon. Children then chose a weather feature and created a “before and after” poster to show the devastation these forms of extreme weather can cause.

 

SOUTH AMERICA

Coming soon!

Part 3: Work Expectations

Writing

Children in Year 6 are expected to produce legible, cursive handwriting with consistent letter size. Handwriting should maintain this high level of presentation in all work books. 

Maths

 

At Meadlands, we expect the children to take great pride and care with all their written work. At the start of the year, a maths lesson is dedicated to the reminding the children how to set out their math's work,  so that the layout is consistent across the year group. 

 

Our expectations around layout is: 

 

1. Use of a margin - 2 squares wide.

2. All headings and sub-headings underlined with a ruler. 

3. Any diagrams drawn using a ruler.

4. All maths work completed in pencil, or purple pen for responding to marking or completing reasoning and problem solving work. 

5. A digit per maths square.

Part 4: Blended Learning 

 

If your child is absent but waiting for a coronavirus test result to return to school or having to self isolate due to symptomatic household members, then they can access school work on their class page right here! Work will be uploaded every Monday morning. Children are expected to follow the timetable and complete the lessons in their Meadlands-at-Home books, returning these to their class teacher, once they are able to return to school.

 

If the class or school is having to isolate we will be in touch with you regarding how to access the Google Classroom learning.

For more information, please refer to our Blended Learning Policy.

 

Parents & carers, if your child is isolating and completing work from home, the following websites can supplement the work we have provided. These are easy to access and navigate and you will find video lessons and video clips which support the learning that the teachers have provided: 

Oak National Academy provides video lessons for reception up to Year 6 https://www.thenational.academy/ 

BBC Bitesize provides primary resources for children https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Blended Learning December 2020
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Blended Learning November 2020
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Blended Learning October 2020
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Blended Learning from September 2020

Blended Learning March - July 2020

Parents and Carers of children in Year 6. Mrs Wreford will set work for each day via Google Classroom. The children will receive the day of work by 9am with instructions and activities. Please make sure you oversee the work and ensure all is completed to the standard seen in their books.

 

The children have the access to directly message Mrs Wreford via Google Classroom about their work, if you have any questions please email Mrs Wreford and she will do her best to reply to you.  Year6@meadlands.richmond.sch.uk

 

Blended Learning: PE Lessons 

Whilst at home we would still like you to keep fit and healthy. We would like you to complete Mr Penberthy's 30 minute whole school workout, do 1 a day whilst at home: PE Page 

 

Blended Learning: Music Lessons 

Complete your music lesson, you can find the instructions from Mrs Pearman here: Music Page 

 

Blended Learning: PSHE and Pastoral 

Follow Miss Davies' advice on keeping calm, happy and safe whilst at home. Make sure you complete her 30 minute whole school PSHE/Mindfulness activity, 1 a day whilst at home: Pastoral Page 

😳We have lots more interesting things to share with you about our curriculum, our work and even our special class door. Please excuse us while we update our pages and photos.
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