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Welcome to our NEW Year 6 2020


This week (wc 07.06.2021) the children will be taking a reading test to support secondary transition.  They will need to click on the link below:

The Edge

On Wednesday 9th June we had a fantastic day at a local activity centre called The Edge.  The sun shone and shrieks of delight filled the warm air as the children took part in three activities: high ropes, laser tag and zorb strike.  It was an adrenaline packed day.  Needless to say the journey home was much quieter than the journey there!  Enjoy the pics.

Last week (wc 15.03.2021) we enjoyed exploring 3D shapes.  On Tuesday we took our learning outside and played a 3D shape identifier game which meant running to the middle of the playground, choosing a shape, matching the colour of the shape to its name and deciding how many faces, vertices and edges it had.  Later on in the week Mr Chandler gave us a challenge: using small balls of clay and cotton wool buds construct a town.  This was a lot of fun - enjoy the pics.

Welcome Back

Coming back after such a long time from school can be both exciting and a little daunting.  Miss Borgeat has put together a really helpful social story (see below) with pictures that will help if you're feeling anxious about Monday.

I'm really looking forward to seeing you.

Mr Chandler

Useful websites/activities for remote learning


Over the coming days and weeks I'll be building up a bank of learning resources that you and your parents may find helpful in this period of lockdown.  These resources will be grouped below.  If you come across a useful resource - activity of website then please do let me know using the year 6 home learning email.  Many thanks.  

Can you solve the following maths problem?

Let me know when you have!

Suggested Daily Timetable

The four daily lessons will be available to access at 9:00am each day.  This is to allow flexibility as to when your child completes the work.  Please could all work be submitted by 4:00pm.  I would recommend have a structure to your day.  I will be following the one below with the children in school.  It would be great if you could follow these timings but I completely understand if it's not possible.

Getting CREATIV!


I know many of you like making and baking.  If you do get creative please send me a picture so I can put it here for others to see!

Below are some useful documents about the how to use technology at home.  The first one gives instructions on how to use xboxes and playstations for home learning.  The second document is guidance on turning work in on Google Classroom.

Remote Learning - January 2021


As of tomorrow (05.01.2021) the school will be moving to remote/online learning.  Below is a letter outlining the daily timetable.  I will send the Zoom joining instructions by Marvellous Me - thanks.

The Pirate Game

Y4 Zook (Zoom and Cook)


This coming Monday (07.12.2020) at 1:45pm Y6 will be making cheese straws.  Below are the ingredients and equipment you will need.  Look forward to seeing you there.


From Monday 30th November to Tuesday 8th December Year 6 will be isolating.  They will return to school on Wednesday 9th December.  This doesn't mean their learning has stopped!  We have switched to Google Classroom with some daily Zoom sessions.


To help us understand exactly how Google Classroom works I've put together some document(s).  It's just one at the moment but there could be more!  The one below explains how your child can edit an assignment and then submit it so I can see it.  This is called 'TURN IN' in Google Classroom speak.  I hope the informtion helps.


On Friday 27th November Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust will be coming into school to carry out the Y6 online health questionnaire.


Please click on the following link to access the questionnaire: questionnaire link

Year 6 Autumn Term Curriculum Letter

Y6 weekly timetable - subject to change



It's was good to speak to most of you last week.  I'll try and speak to those that I've yet to this week.  I found the chats very hepful - I hope you did too.  A number of you asked about good study aids.  I think the GCP series of books are really good.  However, there are lots to choose from.  I've attached a document with a few suggestions.


Reading was another area a number of you brought up.  Thank you to all those that are reading at home with their children or encouraging them to find some time to read at home.  This is such an important habit for children to develop.  Children have their favourite authors and genres which is great.  However, it's also good to encourage children to read a range of genres and books written by different authors.  I've attached a book list of approrpriate Year 6 books.  This is not an exhausitve list but a good starting point.


My recent piece of homelearning on Google Classroom is asking the children to read a news report and answer questions on it.  Reading articles like this and tuning into Newsround are good ways to develop a wide range of vocabulary.  Thank you for your support.

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Today, in Maths we've been recapping on how to round numbers.  It's very important that children are able to do this as it helps them to estimate the answer to problems.  In Year 6, children will need to be able to round large numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.



This large number, 4,854,645 can be rounded as follows:

nearest 10 - 4,854,650 (the five in the ones is 5 or more so the tens is rounded up)

nearest 100 - 4,854,600 (the four in the tens is less than five so the hundreds is rounded down)

nearest 1000 - 4,855,000 (the six in the hundreds is more than five so the thousands is rounded up)

nearest 10,000 - 4,850,000 (the four in the thousands is less than five so the tens of thousands is rounded down)

nearest 100,000 - 4,900,000 (the five in the ten thousands is five so the hundreds of thousands is rounded up)


For more information on rounding have a look in the maths sub-page.

Thursday 17th September 2020

It's been a great day today.  The children did some brilliant writing using modal verbs and adverbs indicating degrees of possibility.  There is a website in the grammar section with some modal verb activities.  Yesterday, we spent the afternoon outside creating some abstract art!  Enjoy the pics - see below.

Tuesday 15th September 2020

We've certainly been enjoying the beautiful weather the last couple of days.  Yesterday, maths was taught outside.  The children worked in teams and had to collect a number from Mrs Wyles, run back to their team and write it on a whiteboard.  This was repeated until each team had seven numbers.  On Mr Chandler's instruction the teams had to make the biggest, smallest, odd, even, multiple of 5 number using their whiteboards ensuring they had commas in to separate the millions, thousands and hundreds.  It was great fun!


Today, we've continued finding out about different creatures in Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide To The Fantastical World Around You.  The children wrote poems using expanded noun phrases to describe a river troll.  For more information on expanded noun phrases and an activity please look below in the grammar and punctuation section.

Wednesday 9th September 2020

It's been so good to welcome the children into their new Year 6 classroom.  There are a few changes but the children have adapted to these very quickly and are enjoying seeing their friends and continuing with their learning.  Today, I have encouraged them all to choose a reading book.  I will be listening to each child read over the next couple of weeks to ensure they have an appropriate book.  Reading is so important and I would encourage you to listen to your child read frequently and ask them questions about what they have read.  You don't have to listen to them read pages and pages and you only need to ask them a couple of questions.  Below is a document in the 'reading' sub-page with some possible questions to ask.


This week in English, we've been looking at how nouns and adjectives can be turned into verbs by adding a suffix to the end of a noun or verb.  For example, the noun 'vaccine' can be changed to the verb 'vaccinate' by adding the suffix -ate.  I've also been teaching about the different parts of a sentence: subject and verb.  Today, we looked at how brackets, commas and dashes can be used to add a parenthesis.


Over, the next couple of weeks in Maths, I'll be focusing on place value and ensuring the children have a good understanding of large numbers up to 10,000,000.


Understandably, there will be a real focus on Maths and English.  However, I will be doing my very best to cover the other subjects.  The children have already enjoyed a PE, art and science lesson.


Please look below for some helpful links to support the work we're doing.


Many thanks, Ian Chandler