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Kestrel​ - YEAR 6

Welcome to Kestrel 2019 - 2020: it's going to be a fantastic year!

Meet the Team!

Mrs C Hancock
Class Teacher
Mrs H Talbot
Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Blake
Maths Specialist TA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter Holidays Year 6

We won’t be setting home learning over the Easter holidays. However, we have created some fun activities you could complete in the holiday. You can download it at the bottom of this page. Home learning from last week will still remain on the class page, should you wish to access it.

If you find yourself getting a little bored over the next couple of weeks, the Natural Disasters topic homework included in your packs is a creative, productive and exciting method of using some time! (I have included a photo below and pdf version at the bottom of this page just in case it went missing!)

Note: Please note that all Mathletics assigned tasks from last week will be unassigned. This will allow all of you to choose your own activities and play live without any assigned tasks you might have missed blocking your access. 

Have a brilliant Easter holidays, smile a lot and be HAPPY!

From the whole Year 6 Team.

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Welcome to the Creative Randomiser.

In these strange times a little bit of fun and creativity is important. With this in mind, I give you the Creative Randomiser!

How does it work? 

I have created a selection of tasks. Unfortunately these tasks have been split into three sections. I will therefore choose one part of a task from each section – randomly, get it? These parts will then be ‘mashed’ together to make a random (and probably strange) challenge.

What do I need to do?

You have three options:

  1. Ignore the task – no worries, I don’t mind!
  2. Have a go, then keep it to yourself/your family.
  3. Have a go, then share it around Year 6 using social media. Be proud of it and make others smile.
  4. Have a go, keep a record of it and show me when we return to school. 

Good luck and most of all have fun with this!

Today’s Randomiser task parts, chosen by Mrs Burton, are:

 

Good luck and have fun!

Have a brilliant weekend.

 

Friday 3rd April

Well done to today’s top 3 TT Rockstars scorers: Harry A, Toby and Darcey and some impressive Mathletics scoring by Jazmin, Jude G, Joe and George P. Nice work guys, can you stay ahead of everyone else?

If you are lucky enough not to have any tasks to re-do then please enjoy either a day off Mathletics or play live and show some children around the world how awesome LMPS children are at mental calculation! J

  • TT Rockstars – Please complete at least 10 sessions and then feel free to ‘play live.’
  • Mr Long’s Maths Set - Mr Long has set a fraction wall activity and a fractions test! When you have completed these, you will unlock access to the ‘Clue me in’ challenge. You can find this under the orange ‘Explore’ button.  Well done to Amber, Joseph, Adam, Alex, Jasmine, Lorena, Thomas and Arthur for having a go at some of the challenges this week.
  • Spelling Frame – Please see https://spellingframe.co.uk/ for your daily spelling practise.
  • English Task – Please see Friday’s pdf document at the bottom of this page.

(Note: As last week, I will be removing all the assigned Mathletics tasks tonight so you can play live and pick and choose your tasks over the weekend). 

 

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning, 

Hope you are all okay?  Did you get April fooled today? Are you sure? Still expecting an interview with a fictional character, who would be most likely over 100 years old, to be uploaded?

  • Mathletics – Today you have been assigned 4 tasks which should allow you to revise your Year 6 knowledge of (everyone’s favourite) fractions. Once completed feel free to ‘play live’. Well done to Oscar B and Lola, who gave the Problem Solving and Reasoning challenge earlier in the week an excellent go! Nice one! If anyone else would like to have a go these can still be found by clicking on the orange ‘Explore’ button when you login. Good luck.
  • TT Rockstars – Please complete at least 10 sessions and then feel free to ‘play live.’ Well done to Darcey, Lola and Stanley K, who have currently achieved the highest numbers of sessions complete in Merlin/Kestrel this week – keep it up guys! Can anyone else catch them up?
  • Mr Long’s Maths Set - Mr Long has set 3 activities on finding equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. When you have completed these, you will unlock access to the ‘Number Shuffle’ challenge. You can find this under the orange ‘Explore’ button.  Well done to Amber, Joseph, Adam, Alex and Arthur for having a go yesterday.
  • Spelling Frame – Please see https://spellingframe.co.uk/ for your daily spelling practise.
  • English Task – Please see Thursday’s pdf document at the bottom of this page.
  • French – Please see the attached PDF document at the bottom of this page. 
  • Music – Please see the attached PDF document at the bottom of this page.

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning, 

Here is the home learning for today. Some excellent work on all online platforms over the last couple of days - keep it up! I also hope you are enjoying Kensuke's Kingdom, it is a personal favourite of all the Year 6 Team and we are really missing the chance to teach it to you! Have a brilliant Wednesday.

Oh and look out for the upcoming 'Randomiser' daily creative challenge starting very soon...

  • Mathletics – Today you have been assigned 4 tasks which should allow you to further revise your Year 6 knowledge of division, factors and multiples. Once completed feel free to ‘play live’.
  • TT Rockstars – Please complete at least 10 sessions and then feel free to ‘play live.’
  • Mr Long’s Maths Set - Mr Long has set 3 activities on comparing fractions and proportion. When you have completed these, you will unlock access to the ‘Code Cracker’ challenge. You can find this under the orange ‘Explore’ button.  Well done to Amber, Joseph, Adam, Alex and Arthur for having a go yesterday.
  • Spelling Frame – Please see https://spellingframe.co.uk/ for your daily spelling practise.
  • English Task – Please see Wednesday’s pdf document at the bottom of this page. (P.S. I will be uploading the interview Mrs Hancock, Mrs Talbot, Mrs Taylor and I did with Mr Kensuke last week on here tomorrow, so look out for that!)

 

Dear Parents,

Thank you for all the hard work you are doing with your children at home - I know this can't be easy.  Please remember there is no expectation for you to bring the work to school to be marked - the children can however bring in what they have done to show me when we get back to school if they would like to. If at any point, you don't understand a task or you can't access a resource, please don't worry - just do what you can - some learning is better than none. 

You are doing a great job – well done!

Tuesday 31st March

  • Mathletics – Today you have been assigned 2 tasks which should allow you to revise your Year 6 knowledge of written multiplication and division. I have also set you a ‘Totally Magic Grid’ challenge. You can find this under the orange ‘Explore’ button – have a go and good luck! Once completed feel free to ‘play live’.
  • TT Rockstars – Please complete at least 10 sessions and then feel free to ‘play live.’
  • Mr Long’s Maths Set - Mr Long has set 3 activities on converting fractions to decimals and ratio. When you have completed these, you will unlock access to the ‘Looking at faces, edges and vertices’ challenge. You can find this under the orange ‘Explore’ button.  Well done to all of you who completed the Magic square challenge yesterday.
  • Spelling Frame – Please see https://spellingframe.co.uk/ for your daily spelling practise.
  • English Task – Please see Tuesday’s pdf document at the bottom of this page.

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Good morning, 

I hope you have had a great weekend, despite the weather getting a little colder yesterday.

Please remember that if you are finding anything a real struggle - and your parents are not able to help you – don’t worry just do what you can and try your hardest!

Monday 30th March

  • Mathletics – Today you have been assigned 4 tasks which should allow you to revise your Year 6 knowledge of written multiplication and division. Once completed feel free to ‘play live’.
  • TT Rockstars – Please complete at least 10 sessions and then feel free to ‘play live.’
  • Mr Long’s Maths Set - Mr Long has set 3 activities on fractions including converting mixed numbers and improper fractions. He had also set you a ‘Totally Magic Grid’ challenge. You can find this under the orange ‘Explore’ button. 
  • Spelling Frame – Please see https://spellingframe.co.uk/ for your daily spelling practise.
  • English Task – Please see Monday’s pdf document at the bottom of this page.

Are you missing usernames and passwords?

Usernames and password reminders were sent home in the home learning packs. However, If you are missing passwords for Mathletics, Spelling Frame or TT Rockstars please email resetpass@lmpsdorset.co.uk and we will send you usernames and passwords as soon as possible.

 

PE

Staying active is really important but sometime it’s tricky to think of what to do. Here are some ideas:

Extra Activities and Links

Other Websites

Maths tasks:

Art:

Geography:

Science:

Audible:

Audible are now offering free access to a wide range of children’s audiobooks: 
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?pf_rd_p=17e1e69f-dea4-4a6f-b246-6da2efb7e7d8&pf_rd_r=5M0SASYDTRAWSN5MK8GZ&ref=a_hp_c1_banner_img 

 

Kestrel celebrates World Book Day!

Kestrel celebrated World Book day with a variety of costumes representing our favourite authors and books.  We had Harry Potter, Hunger Games, James Bond, Alex Rider, Mary Poppins and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum amongst our many creative costumes!

Healthy Me Week!

Year 6 enjoyed a variety of practical, sporting and reflective activities to celebrate Healthy Me Week.  Highlights included volleyball, handball, yoga plus a talk from the nutritionists at Bournemouth AFC. We also had a series of lessons on the value of diversity and devised our own Olympic Theme Parks.