Holy Trinity

Church Of England VA School

01706 378061

Partner School

Our Core Values - Trust, Courage, Forgiveness, Truthfulness, Generosity, Respect, Responsibility.

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Welcome to the new Autumn term!

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If you are absent from school and have to self isolate please scroll down to the bottom of this page to access a range of work!

Mathematics – Tynecastle High SchoolIn maths, this Autumn term, we will be concentrating on place value as well as looking at adding and subtracting numbers greater than 1 million and long multiplication and division.We will also be doing lots of revision practice through completing past papers. This will really help in securing and consolidating your understanding while developing your reasoning skills further in preparation for our SATs in May!

Please make sure that you practise these skills at home and always ask if you need any additional support. We are here to always help you!

SAT's Bootcamp is going to be an essential part to your revision. Please log in to this website every week!

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English

In our English lessons we will be looking at how to efficiently answer comprehension questions -in particular using our inference, literal and deduction skills. We will also be developing our year 6 writing skills by descriptive writing, letter writing and describing settings/characters.This Autumn term, our English will be primarily based on a range of books related to our topic this term - World War One. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo will be one of the books we will be reading and writing about.

 .   Private Peaceful : Michael Morpurgo: Amazon.co.uk: Books Listen to the audio copy in 13 exciting episodes.

Click on the book to hear the story!

 

Our science topic this half term is 'Living things and their Habitats'. We will be learning how living things are classified using their differences and similarities.

Wider Learning

 

Go Online: Learn and recap about Livings things and their habitats by 

Watch: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/comhttps://www.worthinghead.bradford.sch.uk/living-things-and-their-habitats/

Go Online: 

Interactive Learning Links about Living Things and their Habitats

 Habitat activities to do at home

 

TOPIC WORK - WORLD WAR ONE!

This Autumn term we will be investigating why WW1 began and how it ended,as well as, finding out what life for soldiers in the

trenches!

  First World War - Augmented Reality - London Grid for Learning

Click on the picture above to find out more!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Our Christian value this half term is ... FRIENDSHIP!

In class we will also be learning -Unit: 6.1 Life as a Journey and Pilgrimage -Why is life like a journey? 

 

Some of the questions we will be discussing are;

      • Life is a journey. Do you agree? Why?
      • In what ways can life be compared to a journey?
      • In what ways does having faith give meaning and purpose to the journey of life?
      • Is choosing to journey through life as a Christian an easy option? Why? Why not?
      • Is every person’s journey the same? Why not?
      • Why do people go on a pilgrimage?
      • Does a pilgrimage have to be to a place of worship?

To find out more... click the pictures below.
Religious Studies KS2: The Muslim pilgrimage, Hajj - BBC TeachReligious Studies KS2: A Hindu pilgrimage - BBC Teach

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Young minds is a brilliant website to make sure that you keep your mind healthy! Click on the picture above to find out more.

REMEMBER...

We can all help one another by listening, sharing our problems and being there for one another!

What are SATs?

The Standard Assessment Tests (otherwise known as SATs) check your child’s knowledge of the National Curriculum. The tests are compulsory for Year 6 students and they’re used to assess your child against age-related expectations.

Please read the information booklet below!

Essential Resources to help you in year 6!

Please use the following as a revision resource to help with your SAT's preparation.

English resources - essential revision

SATs Revision Papers

Booster sessions for SPAG and Writing

 

Reciprocal Teaching - An Introduction

Please make sure you use these stratgeies when reading at home. Ask an adult to watch the video so they will understand what they can do to help you with your comprehension skills.

 

What is Reciprocal Reading?

Reciprocal Reading is an innovative and powerful classroom strategy that engages children and promotes enhanced comprehension and interactive learning.  Reciprocal Reading is designed to enhance comprehension in the classroom by enabling children to take on a more active role in discussing their texts, usually in small group reading sessions.  Pupils also learn teamwork, negotiation, listening and collaborative skills; all of which are essential skills.

 

There are 4 comprehension strategies:     

  • Predict: What are we going to read about in the next section? (Who, what, why, where, when, how?)
  • Clarify: Which words and phrases do we need to find the meaning of?     
  • Question: Can we ask questions to help us learn more about this text?   
  • Summarise: What are the main ideas of the text / this section?

In each session, children take on the four roles and see these images:

Questioner, Predictor, Summariser, Clarifier

 Maths Resources - essential revision

 

 

Home Learning/ Online Learning

If you are off school due to needing to self-isolate work can be downloaded from here for you to complete whilst you are off - as long as you are feeling well enough. Maths and English tasks will be uploaded frequently for you to try,alongside a few of the activities from the Topic Learning Log Grid. Don't forget to also keep reading and practicing your spellings too!

 

Want to do some extra work on your reading at home? Ask your parents to visit Reading Eggs and sign up for a free 30 day trial:

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Also, check out these websites for free e books if you want to do lots of extra reading:

Free eBook library – practise reading with some great titles!

barnes and noble e books

 

Click on the link below to test your mental arithmetic skills. What do you need to practise more? Is your score improving? Try a daily test to improve your speed and accuracy!

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-arithmetic-practice-papers/