St. Margaret’s C of E Junior School
It is our Federation policy that we do not set homework during the holidays to allow the children to relax with family and friends, socialise and focus on other wider learning that they may not be able to do in term time. However, in the current COVID situation, some families have contacted school to ask for additional work for children to access over the six week summer holidays.
For those families, we would like to signpost you to Classroom Secret’s home learning workbooks:
Scroll right to the bottom of the web link and you will see a red ‘select week’ button to choose your work book from. Answer booklets are also provided. Select the 2019-2020 academic year group for your child.
Please note that there is absolutely no expectation for pupils to complete this work. The six weeks is a HOLIDAY and we hope pupils will enjoy their free time to be outside in the fresh air as much as possible, exploring and having fun. We look forward to seeing the children back at school to restart their learning on Thursday 3rd September 2020.
Year 6 have created a weekly home learning grid for you and also uploaded the latest knowledge organiser so you know how best to help your child at home. These documents are also attached below as printable versions. The home learning document is also attached below as a PDF and is printable. Click on the links on this version to open the online suggested learning pages.
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Exciting Athletics Competition
Superstar athletes introduce you to four sporting challenges for the local school's
Olymp-mix Competition. Represent St Margaret's and Central Warwickshire by submitting your scores by Friday 10th July. Details below. Go St Margaret's! Go Central Warwickshire!
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Optional Online Lessons
Please do the tasks on the home learning grid first. If you would like to do more, you can choose activities from one of these websites:
We're All in This Together!
Messages from Mrs Anstee and Mrs Owers to the Children and Families...
Prayers you may find helpful
Spreading Happiness and Kindness During This Time
We spend many opportunities at school, through collective worship and personal reflections, looking at how we can support others in line with our school's vision and our Christian values. This resource has a few more ideas that you may choose to do during school closure to bring a little bit of happiness to others, whilst keeping everyone safe. We know so many of you are already doing little things to help already. Please feel free to use this as your family would like to. The suggested activities are for those who live in your household. Just a reminder that this is not set home learning and children do not have to do any/all of the suggested activities but we are sure that the children will enjoy spreading kindness and happiness through these and other ways, as they always do.
Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome to Year 6’s page on our school website. Here you can find photographs of the Year 6 classes in action, copies of letters we send home, SATs week information, useful websites and examples of our wonderful work. Don’t forget that every week, Mathletics homework is set - pupils need to log in to complete their homework before they can play any further Mathletics games. All Year 6 homework is set at the start of the week, to be completed by the following Monday.
The Year 6 Team
Please keep making regular visits to check out what Year 6 are up to!
Home Learning Information for Parents and Pupils
With your child at home for an extended period of time, we recommend trying to keep to a routine as much as possible. We have made a suggested home learning timetable below along with some suggested activities and website links.
However, if your child is unwell we recommend that they rest and recover before beginning the home learning programme.
Please check the school website and mathletics regularly for updates.
We look forward to seeing all the children again soon, The Year 6 Team.
Some parents and children have asked for ideas about a suggested timetable. However, children all have different needs and interests and so need to decide upon a routine that suits them and their parents/carers.
Suggested daily timetable
1. Start the day with a 20 minute physical activity
2. Choose a maths activity ( 40 mins)
3. 10 minute physical activity
4. Choose a literacy activity ( 40 mins)
5. 10 minute physical activity
6. Choose a ‘let’s get creative activity’ ( up to an hour)
7. Choose your ‘kindness’ task of the day (up to an hour)
8. Read a book for 30 minutes
9. Finish the day with a 20 minute physical activity
Mathletics, SATs buster 10 minute test booklet, Timestable Rockstars website.
Free Year 6 maths lessons - video tutorials, worksheets and answers
Printable Maths Resources
SATs buster 10 minute test booklet (reading and grammar), reading books.
Reading- You are now able to quiz at home. Use the link in the document below.
Printable Writing Resources
More great maths, grammar and reading resources
Physical activity suggestions
(check with your parents which they would like you to do)
Go for a walk or bike ride, join in with a Joe Wicks school workout (online), make up a dance to your favourite tune, design a mini workout you can do at home, play football in the garden, use your trampoline, try some yoga - https://www.cosmickids.com/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers - online ideas to get you moving.
Experiment ideas https://www.science-sparks.com/category/key-stage-2-science/
‘Let’s get creative suggestions’
Work towards earning a Blue Peter badge...
Paint or draw a picture (there are lots of ‘how to draw…’ tutorials on YouTube) write a poem, make a model from lego, make a model from your recycling materials, bake with an adult, write a longer story that you work on each day, practise playing a musical instrument- perhaps try composing your own piece of music, design a ‘home olympics’ sport- try it out with your parents or siblings, design and make a board game you can play with your family
‘Kindness task’ suggestions
Ask your parents for a household task, make a card or write a letter to someone you know who is in isolation (ask an adult to post it for you), read a story to a younger sibling, design a fundraising event that you would like to hold for a chosen charity.
You can access Scratch for coding on our Welearn365 site using your email address and normal school password or you can use the following links...
Science, Technology and Maths ideas for home.
Maths Knowledge Organisers
SATs Information for Parents
Year 6 Letters
The Boy in the Dress
Year 6 had a fantastic time watching The Boy in the Dress at the RSC in Stratford. Here are some of SM10's thoughts about the show...
Year 6 will be learning about India in the Spring term. Here are some common words that children will hear during the topic. You may find it useful for your child to research the meaning of these words.
World War 2 Inspired Figures
Since Year 6 went to Coventry Cathedral they were inspired by John Hutton's west screen. SM10 sketched their own World War 2 inspired figures and then drew them on acetate to look like etchings in glass.
Visit from a Vet
Year 6 had a visit from one of our parents, Mr Davies, today. He talked about his career as a vet. The children had the opportunity to learn about working with animals, ask questions and even meet some guinea pigs! Year 6 would love to hear from other parents who would be willing to talk to the pupils about their own careers.
Making Wartime Soup in DT
Year 6 have been busy cooking wartime vegetable soup. They designed a recipe using their knowledge of wartime rationing; practised their chopping and peeling skills and then reviewed their homemade soups. The verdict was- yummy!
Every Friday, three Year 6 'Secret Readers' visit our reception classes to read a surprise story to a small group or a class before hometime. Year 6 pupils enjoy choosing an old favourite picture book to share with our youngest pupils.