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Year 6 Home Learning Summer 2020

Hello Helsinki class!

I hope you are keeping safe and well. The teachers at Jubilee have been working hard to ensure that you can continue learning at home during this challenging time. Check your class page regularly as I will be uploading activities that you will be able to complete at home. The activities will not only help you to continue your learning, but also let you fill your days with some fun and engaging projects.

 

I'm so proud of everything you have already achieved this year. Your hard work and attitude to learning has been exceptional. Even though it may be hard right now, you need to keep that excellent mindset that saw you reach the heights you did this year. 

 

You are resilient, you are inspiring and you have shown the very best version of yourselves.

 

Keep going, we will all bounce back.

 

I hope to see you all soon.

 

Mr Kolseth

 

You could have your work featured on our gallery! If you would like to send us pictures of your wonderful projects, or have any questions, please contact us on year5and6jubileeteachers@gmail.com

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Optional Half-term Home Learning w/c 25.5.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

This week's online learning packs are optional, as this would be half term week. With that in mind try to switch off, reflect and refresh over the coming days.

 

Next half term, would have seen you introduced to the fifth and final Jubilee Key: Eco-friendly. One of the packs below will help you attain the bronze Eco-friendly Key, so make sure you email your efforts to me.

 

While thinking about how we can be kinder to our environment, take some time to think about how you could be kinder to people near you and how to be kinder to yourself. It's important to find ways to be positive and sometimes being a positive influence to others induces a greater degree of positivity in ourselves.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Friday - English and Science

Science: Continuing to consolidate your learning of our previous topic 'Evolution and Adaptation', we would like you to use the following link. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. See how much you can remember from this topic.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-impact-have-humans-had-on-plants-and-animals-year-6-wk5-3

Home Learning w/c 18.5.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

The sun is going to be shining brightly this week, so enjoy it. Remember, if you are outside in the garden or in an open space, to wear sun cream and hats - you do not want sun burn! Also, make sure that you stay hydrated, drinking lots of water, during the hot weather.

 

With the sun comes positivity. Everything seems brighter, newer and perhaps we can see this as representative of the light at the end of the tunnel.

 

A quote that resonated with me this past week came from my son. He went to see his nanny (at a safe distance of course), and he turned to me and said "this helps to tidy my brain". At first I thought it was a cute statement from a toddler, but actually this is a perfect way to explain how many of us might be feeling. Meeting our friends and family members that we haven't been able to for so long, getting back to normality and appreciating our freedom when we get through this will help us all to "tidy our brains".

 

I hope to see you all soon.

 

Mr Kolseth 

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject
Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject
Friday - English and Science

Science: Continuing to consolidate your learning of our previous topic 'Evolution and Adaptation', we would like you to use the following link. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. See how much you can remember from this topic.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/which-organisms-lived-during-each-era-of-time-year-6-wk4-3

Home Learning w/c 11.5.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

I hope you are all safe and well.

 

As the restrictions look set to remain in place for the coming weeks, with slight easing, it is important that we remember to stay safe and stay home.

 

Last week saw the 75th Anniversary of VE day, the anthem 'We'll Meet Again' (a focus of your music home learning this week). It is clear that we still have a way to go before complete normality returns, but it will. We will meet again. Find the positives around you, as there is so much doom and gloom on social media and the news. Enjoy the time you now get to spend with your family. Listen to the amazing acts of kindness that ordinary members of your community are doing every day and celebrate the bravery of our nurses, doctors and scientists, who are continuing to fight and will get us through this.

 

I have been so happy to receive emails from a number of children showing me their homework, please send me what you do manage to complete as I love seeing your projects. 

 

'We'll Meet Again' soon, I hope.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject
Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject
Friday - English and Science

Science: Continuing to consolidate your learning of our previous topic 'Evolution and Adaptation', we would like you to use the following link. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. See how much you can remember from this topic.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-are-the-different-animal-kingdoms-year-6-wk3-3

 

Home Learning w/c 4.5.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message:

 

It is hard to be separated from friends and other members of our family, to be restricted in our movements and our daily activities. But as we know, these restrictions are necessary in order to beat the virus and return to a semblance of normality as quickly as possible. We need to protect the NHS and the incredible nurses, doctors and wider key workers, who are fighting every day to save lives.

 

So, as we begin another week in a changed world it is as important as ever to be able to talk to those around you. With all the uncertainty surrounding us it is not surprising if you feel sad or anxious. Be open with your family, tell them how you're feeling, talking will help. I hope you have all found new hobbies or interests to fill your days (I know I have). If you have, try to get your family involved as well.

 

When we leave this difficult time behind, and we shall, it will be possible to look back and truly understand the achievement of ourselves and the country, staying apart was an incredible act of solidarity and togetherness. I am constantly amazed by children's ability to adapt and find the positives around them. I know each of you and I'm sure that your resilience and good humour will be helping you through.

 

Remember, this too will pass, and when it does we can step outside and look upon a different world, one that we appreciate more, one in which friends and families are closer, speak more and acts of kindness are commonplace.

 

I sincerely hope I get to see you all again soon.

 

Mr Kolseth

This week, Year 6 are including some links to the Oak National Academy website for some fantastic online resources. Just click on the links that are included below and you will be redirected to their website. The lessons consist of a short quiz to start, a video and a final set of questions. You may want to have a pen/pencil and paper handy to take notes and for any working out. If you have any problems accessing the lessons please email your teachers.

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: Below is the first of two interactive maths lessons. Both lessons are of a skill we worked so hard on in school and we were all so confident in. I thought it would be a good idea to recap the skill: adding and subtracting fractions. The first link is for adding fractions; remember the steps and the process we need to go through in order to achieve the skill.

 

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: Here is the second link, subtracting fractions. Remember to follow the same process for subtracting fractions that you used for adding fractions, just make sure you're taking away not adding as the final step.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/subtract-fractions-year-6-wk2-4

Friday - English and Science

Science: Below are two interactive lessons that will help to consolidate your learning of our previous topic, 'Evolution and Adaptation'. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. Don't feel like you have to do both lessons in one day. See how much you can remember from this topic, it seems so long ago that we learnt it but I'm sure you will do well.

 

 

Home Learning w/c 13.4.20

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Above is a Power Point presentation made by Katie, advising us how to stay safe online. I like that she has created this using her computer and how she has given advice about what to do if you see something online that upsets you. Well done Katie!

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Friday - English and Science

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Here is a completed 'Bug Hotel' made by Katie! She has used lots of natural materials and also some recycled household objects. I particularly like the different levels and I'm sure that it has attracted more than a few visitors over recent days.

Home Learning w/c 20.4.20

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject
Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject
Friday - English and Science
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Here is a model made by Chris for the Circulatory System project. Fantastic job Chris it looks amazing!

Home Learning w/c 27.4.20

Hello HELSINKI!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

We have been stuck inside for a number of weeks now and I hope you have all managed to find activities to keep yourselves busy. It's really important that you try and fill your days with positive things, however hard that may seem. You could: read, walk, run, complete the activities I have been uploading, talk to your family. Try to avoid sitting in front of a screen all day, but some screen time is important!

I am missing you all and hope that you are maintaining the incredible levels of learning you showed me in school.

Remember, we are all in the same boat, but we will be back.

Mr Kolseth

 

 

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject
Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject
Friday - English and Science

Feel free to look over the children's homework menu to see what different opportunities they have to further their learning and embed knowledge learnt at school. Homework is expected to be handed in by Friday, every week. We would like the children to select either a Maths or English homework alongside another subject each week. Therefore, two pieces of homework should be completed.

Autumn Term Topic 'World at War'

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In English we have been learning Rose Blanche through drama, music and art. Here we are in acting mode.

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We then created our own musical compositions to go along with the text. We tried to convey the mood and atmosphere of Rose Blanche.

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In Science we have been investigating light. Here we were trying to prove that light travels in a straight line. We attempted to change many variables to try to alter the outcome. This was just the beginning of our light experiments.

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We also tried to prove that light reflected, by introducing light into a dark box so that we could see the object inside.

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We have been visited by Coach Joe and he has been teaching us how to play hockey. From dribbling to passing we are aiming to use these skills in a game scenario.

Autumn Term 2 - World At War

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In science we have been exploring electricity. We built circuits and then incorporated them into our artwork relating to contemporary transport during the War.

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Year 6 welcomed Private Billy into Jubilee this term. He showed us what it might have been like for soldiers in boot camp. He showed us artefacts from the First World War and even taught us the ways in which soldiers protected themselves from their enemies and the chemical weapons that were used.

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In Art this term, we have been getting festive with watercolours. We have been aiming to evaluate and improve our technique using watercolours and create better images each time. These efforts were only our second attempt and they already look amazing.

Spring Term Topic 'Running Wild'

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To broaden the children’s awareness in science to how animals adapt and potential reasons for endangered animals’ numbers dwindling, the children were enthralled with a visit from Eagle Heights (which is a wildlife foundation located near Dartford).

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In English, we have been looking at A Lion in Paris. To help us remember the story, in preparation for a recital, we created actions to go along with the words. Some of the actions did need us to find our 'Inner Lion'.

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It was Chinese New Year on January 25th, so we decided to celebrate in style. The whole school was able to learn a dragon dance, using traditional props and costumes. Here you can see Helsinki learning some martial arts to go alongside their dragon dance.

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In PE, we have been learning to play High 5 Netball. This is a slightly amended version of the sport, that is widely played in schools.

Spring Term 2 - Running Wild

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In art this term, we have been sketching usingperspective and a single focal point. We sketched a path through trees and will be adding watercolour to the images. Come back and see the finished article soon.

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Our PE lessons have been based on Outdoor Adventurous Activities this half-term. OAA has a strong focus on team work, resilience and enhancing leadership qualities. We asked the children to evaluate their own leadership qualities by running unstructured games for their peers. They assessed their communication skills, tolerance and overall leadership ability. 

During OAA, we have also been using the school's ordnance survey map to complete some maths based orienteering challenges.

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In science this term we have been learning about Carl Linnaeus, the zoologist and botanist who created our whole system of classification. We went foraging for leaves and then classified them based on their properties.

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Jubilee Science Week - Our Diverse World

As part of Science Week, we focused on adaptation and how animals could adapt in order to ensure their survival in changing environments. We looked at butterflies and their complex camouflage and created our own butterflies that would survive in a given environment. We employed: pattern, shape and colour to make our camouflage effective.

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