Year 6 Home Learning
Herne Junior School has allocated two teachers to help support all the children who are having to learn at home.
Mrs Lee (S.Lee@hernejunior.com) and Mrs Marlow (L.Marlow@hernejunior.com) are both available to help and support all the families and pupils who need them through this difficult time. They are available to discuss any aspects of work that the children may be struggling with , listen to children read, deliver CGP workbooks (if digital devices are not accessible) and help motivate our young home-learners.
Below are a list of recommended resources we suggest parents use to support their children at home.
Oak Academy Daily Lessons
Everyday 'Oak Academy' releases daily Year 6 lessons, including quizzes, videos and worksheets. These are perfect for Home-Learning.
Click the link HERE to see what lessons are scheduled today. All the lessons will be similar to the pitch and themes to the lessons we are teaching at Herne. They include all the subjects of the Year 6 curriculum.
Lessons from the BBC
The BBC has a vast range of excellent lessons suitable for Year 6. The maths is inline with 'White Rose' the same maths scheme that we base our teaching on at Herne.
Click HERE and select Year 6 to discover more. The lessons include all the subjects of the Year 6 curriculum.
Creative Home Study Project
These are home learning projects designed by Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS)
• Each resource contains an overarching weekly theme and all the activities relate to this.
• There is no time limit to the activities, and they may take more than one week.
• All the activities can be adapted for different age groups, even though age recommendations are given.
_____________________YEAR 6 HERNE SPECIFIC RESOURCES_________________________
We have attempted to link the below resources to the general subject areas we are covering this half-term in class. The exception to this is Literacy, which is very hard to replicate the detail we go into in the classroom, however we have found some units with similar skills taught.
The children are learning about Place Value the first half-term. (Autumn 1)
Number and Place Value (current Year 6 unit September 2020) - the BBC have some good resources for this unit that we are currently covering in class.
Year 6 English Lessons - the BBC have some fantastic lessons suitable for Year 5 English.
Liteacy Mastery printable workbooks (4 weeks worth 21st Sept - 16th Oct) - Workbook
Literacy - Writing
- Each writing unit contains a sequence of 5 lessons to be completed in order
- Each session should take no more than 30 mins to complete
- Tasks are written with easy to follow instructions for parents / child
- Each lesson has a simple explanation and examples to get started
- All units are based on texts that can be found online, or extracts shared within the unit
Parents, carers and siblings can help by reading the extracts/text aloud to the child; collecting interesting words and phrases on paper / post-its as they read; talking to the child about their ideas before they write. All these instructions are within the unit aimed at parents. (HIAS English Team).
Literacy - Reading
How much and how often children read really matters. During a time of school closure, ‘just reading’ is one of the best ways to keep children learning and growing.
Once children have mastered decoding through their phonics work, reading as much and as widely as possible will ensure that they continue to develop, not just academically, but emotionally too. And the best way to improve reading is the most enjoyable – reading! As the reading scientist Mark Seidenberg puts it, “The serious way to improve reading – how well we comprehend a text and, yes, speed and efficiency – is this: Read. As much as possible. Mostly new stuff.”
Encourage children to read stories, non-fiction and poetry . Encourage parents to listen to their child reading aloud, even if they are in Key Stage 2. Enjoy talking about the books they read and discuss unfamiliar words. Reading aloud will help children to build their fluency, so that when they read silently the ‘voice in their head’ is fluent too. A guide for parents to support reading fluency is given below. (HIAS English Team)
The children are learning about 'The Power of Water' the first term of the year. (Autumn 1 and 2)
The BBC have some lovely educational videos. (CLICK HERE)
Oak Academy have 6 lessons focusing on rivers. (CLICK HERE)
The children in class are focusing on 'Animals including Humans this half-term. (Autumn 1)
Oak Academy have 6 lessons focusing on this unit. (CLICK HERE)
The children are learning about Monet the first half-term. (Autumn 1)
Youtube has some lovely tutorials to help. (CLICK HERE)
This link gives YouTube clips of authors and illustrators drawing characters from well known books. Why not get children to draw alongside Benji Davies or Mini Grey?
The children are learning about a range of different musical elements, resulting in composing
a river inspired group performance. (Autumn 1)
Oak Academy have a unit on 'Pulse and Metre' with 6 lessons exploring this. (CLICK HERE)
The children look at the symbol of water and how important water is to the religions of Christianity and Islam. (Autumn 1)
Oak Academy has a series of 10 lessons focusing on the religion of Islam. (CLICK HERE)
The children study French weather this half-term. (Autumn 1)
Mr Innes is a wonderful French teacher and you can see his weather lesson on youtube. (CLICK HERE)
Other historic resources
Gareth Metcalfe (Mrs Tigwell's maths hero) is completing daily maths videos - link here.
Carol Vorderman is producing live videos too - link here.
The NRICH website has many excellent resources and games.
11+ maths/Greater Depth activities from Seneca.
The Primary Maths Challenge (try the 2009 online version or select past papers) - link here.
Preparing for year 6 maths booklet.
If you do not have access to a reading book, take the opportunity to sign up to this amazing library resource for ebooks
Or try Audible who have added many free titles to their collection.
David Walliams is reading out some of his much loved books for the nation - link here.
Garden wildlife reading comprehension - click here.
SPAG problem solving activity booklet - click here.
Ninja SPAG (with answers)
SPAG spotter (with answers)
Yoga - there are other free videos to access through Youtube.
Pinterest - search for Zentangles or other art projects; they are an excellent way to relax.
Click here to have a go at Mrs Hepworth's Mindfulness and Relaxation Bingo.
Joe Wicks is making daily live videos at 9am to keep children fit and healthy whilst in isolation. Link to his YouTube page here
Follow the Hampshire School Games Organisers who has set up daily challenges for the children to participate in.
Facebook: @HampshireSGO or search Hampshire SGO's
|Recommended APPS & websites||
Your child has a free account for this site; it has many games, videos and exercises to work through.
Doodlemaths website or APP (see school newsletter for details). We will add content to the APP as extras, and monitor pupil progress through this.
BBC Revisewise is an extensive website, featuring all subject areas.
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Powerpoint Part 1
Powerpoint Part 2
Powerpoint Part 3
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PRACTICAL IDEAS Booklet
Try these STEM activities
Join Jamie Oliver in cooking up a storm - yum, yum! Link here (Kitchen buddies is great for children)