Holy Trinity

Church Of England VA School

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Partner School

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

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022!

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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 Spring term, we will be concentrating on multiplication/division strategies as well as looking at measuring/ estimating the size of angles, rotation and transformation of shapes. We will also be doing lots of revision practice through completing past papers. This will really help in securing and consolidating our understanding while developing our 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 diary writing, newspaper reporting and describing settings/characters.This Spring term, our English will be primarily based on a rnage of books related to our topic this term on Africa. Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo will be one of the books we will be focussing on. We will also be reading some traditional African folk-tales.

 

. Journey to Jo\'Burg   The Fastest Boy in the World : Laird, Elizabeth: Amazon.co.uk: Books  African Folk Tales (Children's Thrift Classics) : Vernon-Jackson, Hugh,  Green, Yuko, Vernon-Jackson, Hugh, Green, Yuko: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our science topic this half term is 'Animals including humans'. We will be learning how some of the major organs work inside our bodies aqs well as understanding the importance of diet and exercise.

Wider Learning

 

Go Online: Learn and recap about the human body using this interactive site - http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/

 

Watch:

- Feed me (Classifying Organisms) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHCOzc143Ec&feature=youtu.be

- How do cigarettes affect the body? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18Vz51Nkos

- Alcohol effects on the brain and body - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Aj-iJ6p38

- What happens inside your body when you exercise? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWGulLAa0O0

- The Nervous System - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPix_X-9t7E

 

App: Explore an interactive model of the human body and dive into the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. The heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, and eyes see - http://tinybop.com/apps/the-human-body

 

Go Online: The Circulatory System - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc

 

Play:

- Enter a virtual operating theatre and carry out a heart transplant.

- Play the Blood Typing game and find out more about blood types.

Design a clinical trial to investigate the causes of heart disease in this Centre of the Cell interactive game.

 

Visit: The Natural History Museum (Red Zone) for a permanent exhibit on the human body. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

 

Download: Activities and Presentations - https://www.curiscope.co.uk/pages/science-lesson-plans-human-body#circulatory

 

Read:

- Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body by Hélène Druvert

- Pop-up Facts: Human Body (Pop-up Facts) by Richard Dungworth

- How Your Body Works by Judy Hindley

- Journey Through the Human Body Collection (https://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_product_tbp?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&productId=965906&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImd7gpu_r4wIVQrTtCh0vXw50EAQYAiABEgLzo_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds)

TOPIC WORK - GEOGRAPHY- Africa

This term we will be learning about the continent of Africa and some of the countries that are part of it. we will also be learning about some of the issues that have surrounded Africa such as 'Apartheid' and poverty. Click the map below to find out more...                                                                                         11 Flags of the world ideas | flags of the world, flag, south africa flag

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Our theme in R.E. this half term is .

In class we will learning -'Ideas about God' which incorporates the Christian values of faith, wisdom, repect, reverence. Some of the questions we will be discussing are;

  • What words would you use to describe God?
  • What is the nature and character of God? What images do you have of God?
  • How is it possible for God to be visible and yet invisible?
  • Where is God? How old is God?
  • What is God’s name? What makes God happy?   What makes God sad?
  • What does God do all day?
  • Does God really know everything? How do you know?

To find out more... click the link below.

 

What is God Like? Attributes of God – Learning RMPS

 

 

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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

 

Why use Reciprocal Reading?

  • It encourages children to talk with understanding about texts
  • It encourages students to think about their own thought process during reading.
  • It helps students learn to be actively involved and monitor their comprehension as they read different texts (including extracts)
  • It teaches students to ask questions during reading and helps make the text more comprehensible
The document below shows how reciprocal reading can be used when reading with a child 1:1.  By doing this at home, and at school, it will allow these four skills to develop and become further embedded. 

 

 

Spelling Revision Resources

 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:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Free Access for 30 Days – Reading Eggs

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/

Topic Grid