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Friday 3rd April

03/04/2020 at 08:20


Happy Friday everyone!

This morning, two new tasks will be posted on Google Classroom:

  • English – the final part of the letter writing task
  • Maths – scale factors

Please also use today to check your feedback from tasks you have already handed in and make any corrections if necessary. There are also some overdue tasks set on mathletics that lots of children have not yet completed.

Here are some more ideas about what you could do today. I’d love to see photos if you try any of these out:

  • Fancy dress P.E with Joe Wicks
  • Baking / cooking
  • Gardening
  • Sewing
  • Play an instrument
  • Sing a song
  • Make a dance / gymnastics routine
  • Create an obstacle course
  • Make a model
  • Make an animation
  • Learn to juggle
  • Do a jigsaw puzzle
  • Build a den
  • Make a treasure hunt for someone
  • Make a ratio picture using objects you can find

Come back later to see pictures of what we have been doing this week!

Have a great day!

Mrs Sykes

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Wednesday 1st April

01/04/2020 at 07:58


Good morning 6S,

I’ve enjoyed seeing your work over the last two days, especially your brilliant Story Explorer pictures. You seem to be doing really well with the ratio work in maths. Do make sure to follow the link to watch the videos if you can. The videos will help you with the worksheets.

Four new assignments will be posted on Google Classroom today:

  • English – Letter Writing. Read the instructions carefully: only write the first paragraph and don’t hand it in yet!
  • Maths – Ratio Lesson 3, introducing the ratio symbol.
  • Topic – Coding, Hour of Code challenge. Choose your challenge and see how far you can get! (Due tomorrow)
  • Topic – Draw with Rob, aliens. (Due tomorrow)

Tomorrow, two more assignments will be posted:

  • English – Letter Writing (writing the next part of the letter).
  • Maths – Ratio Lesson 4, Calculating Ratio.

At school yesterday, we started making sock monkeys. This was really fun and all we needed was an old pair of socks, a needle and thread and something to stuff the monkeys with (we used out-of-date bandages!). If you’d like to have a go at doing this, use the template and the link below to find out how!

Sock Monkey Tutorial — CraftBits.com
My sock monkey so far – he just needs arms, a tail and maybe a smile!

Have a great day everyone!

Mrs Sykes

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Monday 30th March

30/03/2020 at 08:37


Good morning 6S,

Today you have been set three new tasks on Google Classroom:

  • English – Climate change letter writing (research)
  • Maths – Ratio lesson 1
  • Topic – P.E – Joe Wicks or yoga

Tomorrow there will be a further three tasks:

  • English – Spelling quiz
  • English – Reading task
  • Maths – Ratio lesson 2

Please ask if you have any questions about what you need to do. Don’t forget you can use Mathletics, Spelling Shed, Purple Mash, SirLinkalot or Times Tables Rockstars if you need any extra activities to do!

Twinkl.co.uk is also offering free use of its resources using code CVDTWINKLHELPS. On here you can find worksheets and PowerPoints for pretty much any topic you can think of!

Remember to also send in your pictures of other activities you are doing at home so we can share these on the blog.

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Mrs Sykes

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Home Learning Week One

29/03/2020 at 13:52


We’ve had a great first week of home learning from everyone in 6S. I’ve been really impressed with the quality of work that has been submitted and with the effort everyone has been putting in.

Here are a few examples of work from this week.

The Highwayman Newspaper Reports

‘Another World’ Short Story Endings

The thing he held in his frozen hands was a swirling purple orb with a luminous golden centre. The centre glowed brighter and brighter the closer he got to his destination. It was beginning to become warm in his hands. Suddenly, ahead of him, a pentagon shape started glowing. There was a hiss and the ground fell into the abyss. A glowing green light appeared at the bottom; it grew brighter and brighter until it filled the entire hole. The orb started to become magnetised towards the pit; it grew so strong it was retched out of his hands. As soon as it disappeared, the landscape started to change: the snow was replaced with barren earth with rivers of lava running through it. Then shadowy figures appeared from the lava. He did not understand? This was supposed to make him rich. Where was the gold? Where was the silver? There was nothing good here, just rage, resentment and lava. That was when he thought, what have I unleashed? How will this affect the world? While trying to make the world better for me, I ruined it for everyone else. I belong here with the bad things because of what I have done to the world. Adam (with a bit of punctuation added by Mrs Sykes!)

A large hailstone fell from the sky and nearly killed the alone and terrified Jackson. The boy chose to keep to large rocks so that his quest wouldn’t end prematurely by another giant hailstone. Jackson was not usually a wimp and was a slight show off, even if nobody was around him. 

Jackson felt the urge to sprint, maybe he could go home and escape from this snowy place. He ran and ran until a large icy sphere came and struck Jackson on the head. He lay there as still as a rock.

5 years later, a group of eskimos came walking up the route Jackson had taken. They stopped at an icy lump in the middle of the cold, wet ground. The icy lump appeared to have a teenage boy inside. The eskimos got to work picking the most likely dead boy out of his freezing case. They soon worked Jackson free and they stared at him in shock. Was he the lost boy? Was he dead? 

Soon the eskimos arrived at the hospital. Jackson woke up to see his mum who hugged him. Jackson lived a normal life but he now had the fear of loneliness as there was no one to save him when it first happened. Jackson stopped showing off at school and he lived happily ever after. Not! He got into a fight at the age of 16 and had to have an arm amputated. At twenty-eight the man he had beaten him up had stabbed him and had been placed in jail. But after that, all was calm. Until he lost his dog and his wife kicked him out of the house. 

If you ever visit that village please visit the lonely old man with a fear of loneliness, who lives in a small shack. I think you can probably guess this was written by Harry!

As he approached the orb, the warm glow from the sphero gently warmed his chilly hands. Suddenly, as it beamed with brightness and angrily vibrated he instantly knew that something incredible was about to happen. The unnerving hum bellowed and echoed as the sphero travelled its way spinning and twirling through the fierce wind towards it. Jackson started to run over the crisp, slippery and uneven snow, as he grew closer he was overwhelmed by the brightness of the twinkling stars and the oversized moon. He was determined to keep up with the sphero to see where it was going, he struggled to keep his grip and tumbled rolling fastly towards the orb. Jackson woke feeling dizzy and confused, as he looked up he couldn’t believe his eyes, a bright blue lightsabre stood upright in the snow, its light blinding and noise deafening as it spoke, robot like “make your wish, hold me tight and spin 3 times” Jackson held it in a very tight grip with his cold but sweaty palms, make the world safe again, he wished and spun quickly 3 times….. Corday

As he courageously grew nearer to the orb, the object in his hands started to glow a galaxy purple and the humming got more intense. Jackson, feeling on edge, finally reached the mysterious glowing orb. He noticed that at the bottom of the orb there was a hole the same shape as the object glowing the same galaxy purple, in his frozen hands. Nervously he put the inanimate object in that hole and the object started to glow a bright yellow.  The orb sucked it in and opened. Then, Jackson went into it shaking in his shoes, he saw a little moving object that looked like a human but he knew it was not. What could it be? Lewis

Well done also to Erin, Betsy and Sophie, who wrote brilliant stories that are a bit too long for me to post here!


Well done to Zach, who earned a Bronze Mathletics certificate this week, and Maisy, who earned a Gold! Sadly, we won’t be able to get Maisy up on the stage, but perhaps you could nominate some wafters in the comments, Maisy?! Let’s see if more of you can get certificates next week.

Artwork and Other Photos

Thank you to everyone who has managed to send in pictures of your work and other things you have been getting up to! It always brightens up my day seeing all your creative ideas.

Thank you so much to all children and parents for your hard work. I’m looking forward to seeing what next week will bring!

Best wishes,

Mrs Sykes

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Friday 27th March 2020

27/03/2020 at 07:23


Good morning 6S! I hope you enjoyed another sunny day yesterday. It’s been lovely to hear that as well as completing your class work, many of you are also gardening, trampolining, painting, jogging and den building – you certainly seem to be keeping yourselves busy!

Three new tasks have been set today:

  • Maths – Area and Arithmetic
  • English – Reading Challenge (this is posted in the comments stream rather than as an assignment)
  • Topic – Science: What if we could bring back woolly mammoths

Please check to see if you have any assignments missing or outstanding as you can still submit them after the due date.
To check this, look at the ‘upcoming’ folder on the left-hand side of the page and click on view all. This will tell you which assignments you have completed and which you have missed.
Here is an example from 6J. Yours will look a little bit different as we have done some different assignments and you will need to go into each different classroom to view all your assignments.

This is where your assignments will appear each day. Click on view all.
You will then see this page. A tick means that you have submitted your assignments, assigned means you need to be working on these tasks and missing means that you didn’t complete by the deadline – but you can still do it and submit!

For some tasks you might see a score out of 100. A score of 100 means you have finished your task and it does not need any editing. A score of less than 100 means you might want to go back and make some changes or corrections.

Yesterday I started ringing families in 6S to see how you are getting on. It was lovely to talk to you! I will try to ring those of you I didn’t speak to yesterday today, so keep an ear out for your phones!

Well done everyone and keep up the hard work!

I look forward to seeing your work today,
Mrs Sykes

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Wednesday 25th March

25/03/2020 at 12:53


Hi 6S,

Well done to everyone who has been accessing Google Classroom and completing the work that has been set. I’m really impressed with your effort and the way that you have been successfully posting messages and handing in and editing work.

I hope that what has been set so far has been a manageable amount to do. If you feel there is too much work and you are struggling to fit it in, please don’t worry about completing everything. I know many of you are working on other activities and projects at home and I want you to have plenty of time to pursue your own interests as well as school work. On the other hand, if you feel there is not enough work and you are completing it too quickly, don’t forget to use Mathletics, Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars for more activities. I will make sure to regularly post new assignments on Mathletics and Spelling Shed.

We also currently have a free trial to a spelling app called Sir Linkalot, which has hundreds of videos to help with the spelling of tricky words. When we tried this in class, our average score on a test of 20 words increased from 6 out of 20 to 16 out of 20. Harass was the class’ favourite word to spell from the list we practised. Will you all come back to school being able to spell diarrhoea, manoeuvre and onomatopoeia? As well as watching the videos, there are also multiple choice tests at the bottom of each spelling list. I’m not sure when our free trial will run out so use this one quickly! The username is Leeds Gov Trial and the password is AANGC5QWJJ. Click on the log symbol to log in.


If you enjoyed drawing sausage dogs, Rob Biddulph will be posting new videos every Tuesday and Thursday.


I was very proud of my Gregosaurus!

Lastly, please bear with me if I am being a bit slow to respond to your comments or work at the moment. I am receiving a lot of email notifications and might occasionally miss a comment. Feel free to pester me if you have not had a reply! At the moment I am teaching our (very small) year 6 group at school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and looking after a demanding toddler at home on Wednesdays and Fridays so I am fitting in my comments around this. Hopefully I will get faster as I get used to the system. I’m always happy to receive an email or a comment, so keep sharing. If you email me any work, I will assume you are happy for me to post it up on Google Classroom or the blog for others to see – let me know if you would rather I didn’t share your work.

Thanks everyone for reading. Keep checking back here for more updates and do comment below with any links to useful websites or fun activities you have tried at home.

Thinking of you all,

Mrs Sykes

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