Brazil – Year 6

Brazil 2020-2021

Can you believe it is the summer term already? The days will be getting longer and brighter and warmer! It also means that our year 6 pupils are getting closer to their end of time with us at Ardley Hill. We have got lots to look forward to this term with our different topics, transition days and our school residential! Let’s make this the best term yet!

 

Topic

In our final summer term, we will be studying the Shang Dynasty and The Tudors.

Some great websites to support your learning:

 

Shang Dynasty

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/shang-dynasty

 

https://www.ducksters.com/history/china/shang_dynasty.php

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39j2hv

 

The Tudors

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Tudors.html

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/tudors

 

 

Homework

In order to prepare our students for secondary school (where homework will be a big change for them), we will be setting maths and English tasks each week*. Homework will be released on Google Classroom on a Friday and it is expected that children return it to us by the following Wednesday. Please contact us if you need any log in details. As children are in Year 6, they are expected to be able to organise their time to ensure they get their homework completed.

Pupils will be expected to use a variety of apps to support their learning throughout the week, including; TT Rockstars, Read Theory, Spelling Shed and Purple Mash.

*We may set additional Maths, English and spelling homework to support them in areas which they struggled with and will need consolidating.

In year 6, we expect all children to be reading for at least 15 minutes per day and to use a range of the above learning apps throughout the week. Read Theory is a fantastic (and free!) resource to help your child with their comprehension skills. Children also have access to Epic reading which, again, is a free resource where children can read and take accelerated reader quizzes on the books they have read.

 

 

 

P.E. and Swimming Kit

Your kit remains the same; black shorts, white t-shirt, suitable footwear and an Ardley Hill tracksuit. We will have PE on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a named water bottle.

For swimming you will need a one piece swimming costume or trunks, towel, flip flops or other suitable footwear, a swimming cap for long hair or hair tied back, and a carrier bag for wet clothes. Swimming for Brazil class will take place from Thursday 6th May to Thursday 17th June from 2pm – 3pm.

 

Useful sites for practising Maths and English skills

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/ardleyhill

 

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

https://play.edshed.com/login

 

https://readtheory.org/auth/login

 

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

 

Really useful for brushing up on Key Stage 2 spellings.

These sites are useful for spelling, punctuation, and grammar practise:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

https://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm

 

Key dates and reminders

  • As the days are getting warmer, please ensure your child has a named water bottle. They will take it home daily to get it washed and refilled. Children could even freeze half the water in their bottle so it stays colder throughout the day.

 

  • Friday 14th May 2021 – Year 6 group photo

 

  • Monday 21st June – Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – Year 5&6 Kingswood Residential Trip (Please ensure all monies are paid.)

 

  • Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July – Manshead Transition Day

 

 

Happy final term!

Mrs Khan, Mrs Robbins, Mrs Simpson and Mrs Johansson