Bishop Ian Ramsay

oak Class 

Miss Milner


Summer Term 2021

 

Welcome back Year 6!

I hope you have all had a great Easter and a well deserved break, but it is really good to have you all back safe and well.

Hopefully you will find our class page useful. On our class page we have details of our topics for this half term as well as other useful information about Year 6 and websites that we use to help our learning. We love to share what we learn in school every day via Twitter, so please follow us @BishopCEPrimary to see what we get up to.

Miss Milner

 

Meet the Teacher narrated PowerPoint

 

Key information for Summer Term

Arrival and collection

Remember, we need to arrive into school at 8.45am each morning and our collection time is 3.10pm.  If you would like your child to walk along towards St Mary Magdalene church to meet you or another responsible carer, then please let me know in advance.

 

Bringing things in from home

We need to try to limit what we bring from home at the moment. The children should bring in a water bottle which they will take home each day as well as their packed lunch (if they do not receive a school lunch). These will be kept at/under their desk. They can also bring in their own hand gel if they wish. They do not need any other equipment such as pencil cases, stationary etc as they will have everything they need at their own desk.

 

PE days

Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. On these days, the children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They do not need to bring in their normal school uniform to get changed into, they will just stay in their PE kit all day. As the vast majority of our PE needs to take place outdoors, they should wear a PE t-shirt and a tracksuit/appropriate sports clothing that is suitable for all weather.  

 

Homework

We will do Homework over a fortnightly period.

 

One week we will have a Maths and an English task to complete in our Homework books. These will go home on a Monday, to be returned the following Monday. Homework books then need to be quarantined before they are marked so the children will get their Homework books back on the following Monday.

 

For the alternate week, the children will be asked to work on some topic-based tasks about the Rainforest. These tasks are to be done at home in those alternate weeks when they don’t have their Homework books. We are not able to bring things in from home at the moment, so we ask that you take photos of any finished tasks and tweet them to us @BishopCEPrimary or send a photo on Class Dojo. We will then be able to give verbal feedback and share the work as a class.

 

Homework Task 1 - 12th April 2021

Homework Task 2 - 26th April 2021

Homework Task 3 - 10th May 2021

Homework Task 4 - 24th May 2021

HALF TERM - week beginning 31st May 2021

Homework Task 5 - 7th June 2021

Homework Task 6 - 21st June 2021

Homework Task 7 - 5th July 2021

 

Spellings will go home every Monday and there will be a Spelling Test the following Monday on these words.

 

Year 6 Spelling booklets

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

We also encourage the children to practise times tables using TT Rockstars and there are still lots of online links on our Class Pages on the school website that you might want to use at home.

 

Reading

The children will take their Accelerated Reader book home (with their Reading Record book) every day. These should then come back into school every day also.

 

What will we be learning about this half term?

English - The Tale of Three Brothers - writing a narrative poem; writing a non chronological report about the Deathly Hallows;  The Explorer - writing a persuasive letter about the destruction of rain forests; writing a non chronological report about rain forests and Brazil; writing a new opener for the story; write a non chronological report about a rain forest tribe and animals of the rain forest;  Day of the Dead - writing a non chronological report about the Day of the Dead festival in Brazil, writing a diary recount; writing a setting description, writing a persuasive poster.

 

Maths - Learning will focus on completing a unit of work on Ratio; Looking at graphs and charts in the Statistics unit; Exploring angles in the Shapes and Measurement unit.  We will be undertaking daily arithmetic tasks too.

 

RE - What does it mean for Muslims to follow God?; Pilgrimage.

 

Science - Classifying Organisms.

 

DT - Completing Funky Furnishings unit of work.

 

Art – Flowers and plants.

 

Music - 

 

PSHE - VIPs; Growing up.

 

Computing - Coding; Digital literacy - tri fold leaflets about Rain Forests, festivals and Brazil.

 

Geography - South America; Exploring Brazil.

 

PE - QCA unit ‘Long and Thin or Short and Fat’ tennis unit of work; QCA 'Beat the Clock' outdoor adventurous unit of work; County Durham 'Distance Challenge' linked to athletics.

 

I hope you find this useful. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please use Class Dojo to get in touch.

 

Miss Milner

 

 

Archived Newsletter Spring Term 2021

CLASS 6 MISS MILNER


Spring Term 2021

 

Welcome back Year 6!

I hope you have all had a great Christmas and a well deserved break, but it is really good to have you all back safe and well.

Hopefully you will find our class page useful. On our class page we have details of our topics for this half term as well as other useful information about Year 6 and websites that we use to help our learning. We love to share what we learn in school every day via Twitter, so please follow us @BishopCEPrimary to see what we get up to.

Miss Milner

 

Meet the Teacher narrated PowerPoint

 

Key information for Spring Term

Arrival and collection

Remember, we need to arrive into school at 8.45am each morning and our collection time is 3.10pm.  If you would like your child to walk along towards St Mary Magdalene church to meet you or another responsible carer, then please let me know in advance.

 

Bringing things in from home

We need to try to limit what we bring from home at the moment. The children should bring in a water bottle which they will take home each day as well as their packed lunch (if they do not receive a school lunch). These will be kept at/under their desk. They can also bring in their own hand gel if they wish. They do not need any other equipment such as pencil cases, stationary etc as they will have everything they need at their own desk.

 

PE days

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. On these days, the children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They do not need to bring in their normal school uniform to get changed into, they will just stay in their PE kit all day. As the vast majority of our PE needs to take place outdoors, they should wear their normal PE t-shirt and a tracksuit/appropriate sports clothing that is suitable for all weather.

 

Homework

We will do Homework over a fortnightly period.

 

One week we will have a Maths and an English task to complete in our Homework books. These will go home on a Monday, to be returned the following Monday. Homework books then need to be quarantined before they are marked so the children will get their Homework books back on the following Monday.

 

For the alternate week, the children will be asked to work on some topic-based tasks linked to Rainforests. These tasks are to be completed at home in the alternate weeks when children do not have their Homework books. We are not able to bring things in from home at the moment, so we ask that you take photos of any finished tasks and tweet them to us @BishopCEPrimary or send a photo on Class Dojo. We will then be able to give verbal feedback and share the work as a class.

 

Year 6 Summer Topic Homework

Week beginning 12th April 2021 - Task 1

Week beginning 26th April 2021 - Task 2

Week beginning 10th May 2021 - Task 3

Week beginning 24th May 2021 - Task 4

Week beginning 31st May 2021 - HALF TERM

Week beginning 7th June 2021 - Task 5

Week beginning 21st June 2021 - Task 6

Week beginning 5th July 2021 -  Task 7

 

Spellings will go home every Monday and there will be a Spelling Test every Monday on these words.

 

Year 6 Spelling booklets

Spring 1

Spring 2

 

We also encourage the children to practise times tables using TT Rockstars and there are still lots of online links on our Class Pages on the school website that you might want to use at home.

 

Reading

The children will take their Accelerated Reader book home (with their Reading Record book) every day. These should then come back into school every day also.

 

What will we be learning about this half term?

English - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – writing a new chapter; writing an advertisement for a Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher;  writing a howler; writing a setting description; writing instructions for surviving a Hogwarts Education; write an information text about Hogwarts; writing a scene from another character’s point of view; writing a report based on events; writing a persuasive letter to read at Buckbeak’s appeal; writing a news report about the second trial in A Goblet of Fire.               

 

Maths - Number: decimals; Number: percentages; Number: algebra; Measurement: converting units; Measurement: perimeter, area and volume; Number: ratio; Statistics

 

RE - What would Jesus do?  What difference does the resurrection make to Christians?

 

Science - Evolution and Inheritance; Healthy bodies.

 

Art – Dragon pencil drawings and sculptures.

 

Music - This term we will be playing the ukulele with Mrs Hill.

 

PSHE - How can the media influence people?

 

Computing -

 

PE - with Coach Billy engaging in dance; one session with myself following QCA unit ‘calling the shots’.

 

Spanish 

 

I hope you find this useful. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please use Class Dojo to get in touch.

 

Miss Milner

Archived Newsletter Autumn Term 2020

Autumn Term

  

Welcome to Year 6 and our class page! Hopefully you will find our class page useful. On our class page we have details of our topics for this half term as well as other useful information about Year 6 and websites that we use to help our learning. We love to share what we learn in school every day via Twitter, so please follow us @BishopCEPrimary to see what we get up to. Here's to a great first half term!

Miss Milner

 

Meet the Teacher narrated PowerPoint

 

What will we be learning about this half term?

English – WW2 texts – balanced argument, recount, diary entries, reports, poetry

Maths – place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions

RE – Creation – conflicting or complementary?

Science – Light

History – WW1 and WW2 and the Battle of Britain

Art – Cityscapes

PSHE – How can we keep healthy as we grow?

Computing – Online safety

PE – Games with Billy from Simply Sport (Session 1) and cricket with Rachel Hopkins from Durham County Cricket (Session 2)

Spanish with Mrs Jenkins

Music – Listen and appraise Happy by Pharrell Williams

 

Key information for Autumn

Arrival/collection

Our arrival time each morning is 8.45am and we leave at 3.05pm. Parents with siblings are encouraged to drop off/pick up at the later time.

 

What to bring to school

We need to try to limit what we bring from home at the moment. The children should bring in a water bottle which they will take home each day as well as their packed lunch (if they do not receive a school lunch). These will be kept at/under their desk. They can also bring in their own hand gel if they wish. They do not need any other equipment such as pencil cases, stationary etc as they will have everything they need at their own desk.  Children can also bring a healthy snack to have during morning breaktime.

 

PE days

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. On these days, the children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They do not need to bring in their normal school uniform to get changed into, they will just stay in their PE kit all day. As the vast majority of our PE needs to take place outdoors, they should wear their normal PE t-shirt and a tracksuit/appropriate sports clothing that is suitable for all weather.

 

Homework

We will do Homework over a fortnightly period.

So, one week we will have a Maths and an English task to complete in our Homework books. These will go home on a Monday, to be returned the following Monday. Homework books then need to be quarantined before they are marked so the children will get their Homework books back on the following Monday.

For the alternate week, the children will be asked to work on some Topic-based tasks which will be in a grid format on a sheet for them to take home. These suggested tasks can be done at home in those alternate weeks when they don’t have their Homework books. We are not able to bring things in from home at the moment, so we ask that you take photos of any finished tasks and tweet them to us @BishopCEPrimary or send a photo on Class Dojo. We will then be able to give verbal feedback and share the work as a class. Please see the link below for Topic Homework for Autumn 1.

 

Y6 Autumn Topic Homework Grid

 

Spellings

Spellings will go home every Monday and there will be a Spelling Test on the Monday on these words.

 

Year 6 Spelling booklet

 

Reading

The children will take their Accelerated Reader book home (with their Reading Record book) every day. These should then come back into school every day also.

 

Times tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

Useful websites

Visit these websites for some games to practice your English skills.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

Visit these websites for some games to practice your Maths skills.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

This is a useful website to practice a range of different subject areas.

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 1

 

Year 6 Home Learning

 

Week beginning Monday 20th April

 

Hello Year 6!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Below are some tasks for you to try to complete at home this week. Don’t forget – you have your exercise books that you were given to record your work in if needed. I hope you enjoy these tasks. Remember to look after yourselves and your families. Have a great week!

Miss Milner

 

English

Open the attachment below - ‘The start of a Journey’ and complete the tasks.  You have a story starter that you could continue.  You could even research turtles or maybe reptiles in general and create your own non-chronological report. 

 

Reading

Try to read every day! Also, you could visit Audible to listen to some great books for free.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

We also now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. There is also a 'Pupil User Guide' below to help.

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and do the Year 6 daily lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 1).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You are considering ‘inheritance’ and ‘variation’.

 

Topic - Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the task.  Can you name the countries of South America and their capitals?  Use an atlas to help you as you work.

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 2

 Year 6 Home Learning

 

Week beginning Monday 27th April

Hello Year 6!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Below are some tasks for you to try to complete at home this week. Don’t forget – you have your exercise books that you were given to record your work in if needed. I hope you enjoy these tasks. Remember to look after yourselves and your families. Have a great week!

Miss Milner

 

English

Open the attachment below; ‘The Feathered Hunter’ and complete the tasks.  You have a story starter that you could continue.  You could even research owls to make your own non-chronological report or maybe write a poem or be daring and do all 3! 

 

Reading

Try to read every day! Also, you could visit Audible to listen to some great books for free.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

We also now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register for free to access books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register.

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and do the Year 6 daily lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 2).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You need to identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit the environment in different ways. I have given you all of the work sheets and answers.  You need to choose between the first 3 sheets which are ordered in degree of difficulty.  The remaining sheets will support you working out the answers.

 

Topic - Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the task to find out about the climate of South America. I have given you all of the worksheets and answers.  The first 3 are ordered in degree of difficulty.  You choose one to do.  The remaining sheets and slide show will support you finding the answers.

 

PE

Try to do the Joe Wicks PE session every day this week – he goes live at 9am each day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

At 11:30 am every morning, Oti Mabuse is dancing live.  Join her following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

 

Extras

Times Table Rock Stars – use your login.

Purple mash – use your login.

Nessie – if you have been given one then use your login.

Maths games -https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

 

Daily stories with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Science games and activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 3

 

VE Day 2020 Twitter Challenge!

This Friday 8th May is VE Day 2020 where the nation will be celebrating 75 years since the end of World War 2. To celebrate this, we thought the children might like to do some 'VE Day' activities this week at home. Please find a poster we've put together with a few suggested ideas. We'd love to see the children's efforts throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos of any VE Day activities you do this week. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. We hope to see your efforts! Thank you.

 

Year 6 Home Learning

 Week beginning Monday 4th May

 Hello Year 6!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Below are some tasks for you to try to complete at home this week. Don’t forget – you have your exercise books that you were given to record your work in if needed. I hope you enjoy these tasks. Remember to look after yourselves and your families. Have a great week!

Miss Milner

 

Can I ask that if you have not registered for Class Dojo then please do as this is a great tool to help us communicate as a class. There are 5 parents still to register.

 

English

Open the attachment below; ‘Save our Habitat’ and complete the tasks.  You have a story starter that you could continue.  You could even research deforestation to make your own persuasive poster or leaflet or letter for leaving the animals alone. 

 

Reading

Read every day!

We now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. 

When you register for Rising Stars Reading Planet you must use your child’s name and your email address.

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and do the Year 6 daily lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 3).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You need to understand that the adaptation of plants and animals to suit their environment may lead to evolution.

Topic - Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to find out about the importance of the Amazon Rainforest.

PE

Try to do the Joe Wicks PE session every day this week – he goes live at 9am each day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

At 11:30 am every morning, Oti Mabuse is dancing live.  Join her following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

 

Extras

Times Table Rock Stars – use your login.

Purple mash – use your login.

Nessie – if you have been given one then use your login.

Maths games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Daily stories with David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Science games and activities - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 4

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

We had a great response to our VE Day Challenge last week on Twitter. It was lovely for us to see. Thank you! We thought we'd now set a weekly Twitter challenge for you all to take part in.  With the weather set to be fair this week (fingers crossed!) our challenge is to enjoy some outdoor nature activities. We'd love to see the children's efforts throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos of any nature activities you do this week. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Please see the poster below for some suggestions. We hope to see your efforts! Thank you.

 

Week beginning Monday 11th May

Hello Year 6!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Below are some tasks for you to try to complete at home this week. Don’t forget – you have your exercise books that you were given to record your work in if needed. I hope you enjoy these tasks. Remember to look after yourselves and your families. Have a great week!

Miss Milner

Can I ask that if you have not registered for Class Dojo then please do as this is a great tool to help us communicate as a class. There are 5 parents still to register.

 

English

Open the attachment below - ‘Taking Shelter’ and complete the tasks.  You have a story starter that you could continue.  You could even research orangutans to make your own informative leaflet.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete this task after you have read:

Draw a picture of one of the characters in the book you are reading.  Find and copy at least 3 things the writer says about this character.

 

We now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. When you register for Rising Stars Reading Planet you must use your child’s name and your email address.

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and watch the Year 6 daily video lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 4).  I have included all of the worksheets below as well as the answer sheets. Friday is always a White Rose Challenge Day so there are no worksheets for Friday.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You need be exploring and learning more about how scientists have helped develop our understanding of the process of evolution.

Topic - Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to find out about the major mountains of South America. You could do further research and create a fact sheet on volcanoes.

PE

Try to do the Joe Wicks PE session every day this week – he goes live at 9am each day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

At 11:30 am every morning, Oti Mabuse is dancing live.  Join her following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

 

Extras

Times Table Rock Stars – use your login.

Purple mash – use your login.

Nessie – if you have been given one then use your login.

Maths games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Daily stories with David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Science games and activities - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

Latest transition information from Tanfield School

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 5

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

It has been lovely to see your photos and responses to our Weekly Twitter Challenge over the past few weeks - thank you! This week, it is...'The Great BIR Bake Off!'. We'd love to see the children's efforts in the kitchen throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Please see the poster below for some suggestions. We hope to see your efforts! Thank you.

 

Week beginning Monday 18th May

Hello Year 6!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Below are some tasks for you to try to complete at home this week. Don’t forget – you have your exercise books that you were given to record your work in if needed. I hope you enjoy these tasks. Remember to look after yourselves and your families. Have a great week!

Miss Milner

Can I ask that if you have not registered for Class Dojo then please do as this is a great tool to help us communicate as a class. There are 5 parents still to register.

 

English

Open the attachment below - ‘Hanging on’ and complete the tasks.  You have a story starter that you could continue.  You could even research possums to make your own informative leaflet.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete these tasks after you have read.

Draw a picture of one of the characters in the book you are reading.  Find and copy at least 3 things the writer says about this character.

Write down 5 questions you would ask someone about this book to check whether they have read it carefully.

We now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. When you register for Rising Stars Reading Planet you must use your child’s name and your email address.

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and watch the Year 6 daily video lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 5). Worksheets and answer sheets are included below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You need to be exploring and learning more about how living things have changed over time and that a number of factors can affect a species' evolution.

Topic - Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to find out about the human geography of South America.

PE

Try to do the Joe Wicks PE session every day this week – he goes live at 9am each day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

At 11:30 am every morning, Oti Mabuse is dancing live.  Join her following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

 

Extras

Times Table Rock Stars – use your login.

Purple mash – use your login.

Nessie – if you have been given one then use your login.

Maths games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Daily stories with David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Science games and activities - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

Archived Work - May Half Term

May Half Term

Last week we had an amazing response to our Twitter challenge...The Great BIR Bake Off. Thank you so much for your photos - we have some very talented bakers! There were some incredible entries - from cakes and cookies to doughnuts and sausage rolls! We hope you had fun baking at home last week and that you enjoyed seeing the photos on Twitter as much as we did.

This week, as it is half term, we are taking a break from our usual Home Learning. Instead, we would love you to have a go at our '7 days of kindness' challenge. See below for a grid of 'kindness' activities we have put together for you to try at home during half term this week. We have also included below some ideas for the mindfulness activity which is suggested on Wednesday.

As always, we would love to see the children's efforts at completing the activities throughout the week, so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with any photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. We hope to see your efforts!

We have also included below a link to a new story called 'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. We are all finding it difficult to be away from loved ones at the moment, so hopefully this will be a nice story for you to all share at home this week.

Our regular Home Learning will recommence from Monday 1st June.

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe, take care of one another and have a lovely half term.

BIR Staff

 

#7daysofkindness

 

Mindfulness ideas

 

'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 1

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

It's time to dig out your Lego box for our Twitter challenge this week... The BIR Lego Challenge! Lego is such a great resource for creativity, fine motor skills and using your imagination! We would love to see the children's efforts at using Lego throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Please see the poster below for some suggestions. Thank you.

 

Week beginning Monday 1st June

Hello Year 6!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Below are some tasks for you to try to complete at home this week. Don’t forget – you have your exercise books that you were given to record your work in if needed. I hope you enjoy these tasks. Remember to look after yourselves and your families. Have a great week!

Miss Milner

 

English

Open the attachment below - ‘Cat’s Eyes’ and complete the tasks.  You have a story starter that you could continue.  You could even: research types of cats to make your own informative leaflet; write a poem about a cat; research ‘big’ cats and create an informative PowerPoint or maybe create a ‘care for your pet cat’ guide.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete these tasks after you have read.

  1. Draw a poster to advertise the book you have read. Make sure you write on your poster why people should read it.
  2. Find 5 interesting words in the book you are reading. Write down what each word means.  Then use each word in a sentence of your own.
  3. Pretend you are one of the characters in the book you are reading. Who will you be?  Write your diary for one day in the story.

We have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. 

When you register for Rising Stars Reading Planet you must use your child’s name and your email address.

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and watch the Year 6 daily video lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 6). 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Now complete the tasks yourself.

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You are exploring your understanding of how humans have evolved over time, and how human behaviour can affect change in species over time.

Topic - Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to find out about trade and industry in South America.

PE

Try to do the Joe Wicks PE session every day this week – he goes live at 9am each day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

At 11:30 am every morning, Oti Mabuse is dancing live.  Join her following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

 

Extras

Times Table Rock Stars – use your login.

Purple mash – use your login.

Nessie – if you have been given one then use your login.

Maths games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Daily stories with David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Science games and activities - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

Transition information - Consett Academy

Consett Academy provide a weekly 'Transition Tuesday' update for any of our Year 6 children who will be attending in September. Please visit https://www.consett-academy.org.uk/162/transition-2020

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 2

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

This week we would love to see you taking part in your favourite hobbies! Maybe you have started a new hobby during lockdown that you would like to share? Maybe you have really been practising a particular hobby recently? We would love to see the children's hobbies at home throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Thank you.

 

Week beginning Monday 8th June

Hello Year 6,

I hope you all had a good week last week and enjoyed the Home Learning tasks. Below are this week’s tasks. 

Take care and have another great week!

Miss Milner 

 

English

Open the attachment below called ‘Waiting’ and complete the tasks.  You have a story starter that you could continue.  You could even: research Hippos to make your own informative leaflet; write a poem about a Hippo; research lagoons and lagoon animals and create an informative PowerPoint or maybe create a ‘care for your pet hippo’ guide.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete one of these tasks after you have read.

  1. Draw a poster to advertise the book you have read. Make sure you write on your poster why people should read it.
  2. Find 5 interesting words in the book you are reading. Write down what each word means.  Then use each word in a sentence of your own.
  3. Pretend you are one of the characters in the book you are reading. Who will you be?  Write your diary for one day in the story.
  4. Re-write a section of the book you are reading as a playscript. Remember to include the correct features of a playscript, including setting, props, stage directions and names of characters.
  5. Which chapter or part of the story is the most important? Explain what happened in this section and why you think it’s important.

We have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. When you register for Rising Stars Reading Planet you must use your child’s name and your email address.

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and watch the Year 6 daily video lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 7). Worksheets/amswer sheets are included below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

We are starting a new science unit this week – Classifying Organisms. Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You are recapping ways of grouping organisms according to their characteristics.

 

Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to carry out an in-depth study of a South American country.

Computing

Follow the link to complete a scratch project.

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects?software%5B%5D=scratch

You can download scratch following this link

https://uploads.scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/

 

PE

Try to do the Joe Wicks PE session every day this week – he goes live at 9am each day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

At 11:30 am every morning, Oti Mabuse is dancing live.  Join her following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

 

Extras

Times Table Rock Stars – use your login.

Purple mash – use your login.

Nessie – if you have been given one then use your login.

Maths games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Daily stories with David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Science games and activities - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 3

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

This week we would love to see you developing your 'life skills'. These life skills are really important and show that you can look after yourself and others. We would love to see your efforts at home throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Thank you.

 

Week beginning Monday 15th June

Hello Year 6,

I hope you enjoyed your home learning tasks last week, especially our new Science topic (Classifying Animals).  I know the children in class with me have especially enjoyed their Literacy work on hippos.   Summah wrote a story, Lois a poem, Ashleigh a set of instructions to look after a pet hippo and Owen and Emily wrote a non-chronological report. They miss you all lots and have found this week really strange and very quiet without a full class.  I have added a couple of iMove videos to help you stay active at home.  We have used them this week and they are good fun.

Miss Milner

 

English

Open the attachment below - ‘The Emperor’ and complete the tasks.  You have a story starter that you could continue.  You could even: research Emperor Penguins or penguins in general to make your own informative leaflet; write a poem about an Emperor Penguin; research where in the world penguins come from and create a factual poster.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete one of these tasks after you have read.

  1. Draw a poster to advertise the book you have read. Make sure you write on your poster why people should read it.
  2. Find 5 interesting words in the book you are reading. Write down what each word means.  Then use each word in a sentence of your own.
  3. Pretend you are one of the characters in the book you are reading. Who will you be?  Write your diary for one day in the story.
  4. Re-write a section of the book you are reading as a playscript. Remember to include the correct features of a playscript, including setting, props, stage directions and names of characters.
  5. Which chapter or part of the story is the most important? Explain what happened in this section and why you think it’s important.

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and watch the Year 6 daily video lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 8). Worksheets/answer sheets are below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

We are continuing with our new science unit this week – Classifying Organisms. Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You are exploring ways of distinguishing between organisms that have similar characteristics.

 

Geography

We are now going to look more closely at Brazil over the next 5 weeks. I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to know where in the world Brazil is. There is some work on grid references too.

 

Computing

Follow the link to complete a scratch project.

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects?software%5B%5D=scratch

 

You can download scratch following this link

https://uploads.scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/

 

PE

Try to do the Joe Wicks PE session every day this week – he goes live at 9am each day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

iMoves - Strong core mountain biking

https://imoves.com/home-learning/723

 

iMoves - Sports jam

https://imoves.com/home-learning/1075

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 4

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

This week we have some recipe related challenges! Put together by Pobble, all of the tasks have a 'recipe' theme. How many can you do this week? We would love to see your efforts at home throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos, using the hashtag #BIRrecipechallenge. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Thank you.

Week beginning Monday 22nd June

Hello Year 6,

I hope you enjoyed your home learning tasks last week.  Here are this week's tasks.

Have a great week!

Miss Milner

 

English

Open the attachments below - ‘Catch me if you can’ and ‘The Deep’ and complete the tasks.  You have story starters that you could continue.  You could even: research Sharks to make your own informative leaflet; write a poem about a Shark; research ocean organisms and create an informative PowerPoint or maybe create a ‘care for your pet shark’ guide.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete one of these tasks after you have read.

  1. Draw a poster to advertise the book you have read. Make sure you write on your poster why people should read it.
  2. Find 5 interesting words in the book you are reading. Write down what each word means.  Then use each word in a sentence of your own.
  3. Pretend you are one of the characters in the book you are reading. Who will you be?  Write your diary for one day in the story.
  4. Re-write a section of the book you are reading as a playscript. Remember to include the correct features of a playscript, including setting, props, stage directions and names of characters.
  5. Which chapter or part of the story is the most important? Explain what happened in this section and why you think it’s important.

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and watch the Year 6 daily video lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 9). 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Now complete the tasks yourself.

 

Science

We are continuing with out science unit this week – Classifying Organisms. Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You are classifying plants according to their characteristics.

 

Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to explore the physical geography of Brazil.

 

Computing

Follow the link to complete a scratch project.

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects?software%5B%5D=scratch

 

You can download scratch following this link

https://uploads.scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/

 

PE

Try to do the Joe Wicks PE sessions this week – he goes live at 9am every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday now.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

At 11:30 am every morning, Oti Mabuse is dancing live.  Join her following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

 

Extras

Times Table Rock Stars – use your login.

Purple mash – use your login.

Nessie – if you have been given one then use your login.

Maths games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Daily stories with David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Science games and activities - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q 

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 5

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

One of the highlights of our school year is our Sports Day. Unfortunately, this year, we are of course unable to run our usual Sports Day. However, we had some exciting news recently when County Durham School Games announced that they are running a Virtual School Games this week! The Virtual Games consist of five challenges which are all easy to practise and complete at home, with very little equipment needed. The idea is to practise these challenges at home this week. Then, on Friday 3rd July, have a go and then enter your best score using the Virtual Games website. Can you beat you own personal best by Friday? You can also earn points for our school by taking part in each challenge. Maybe BIR can get the gold!

More information, including details of all of the challenges and how to submit results and photographs, can be found on the Virtual School Games website: https://durhamcls-ssp.co.uk/vsg20/

We would also love to see you practising and taking part in these challenges this week, so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with your photographs, using the hashtag #CDVSG20. If including children's names in tweets, we ask that you use initials rather than full names for online safety. We would love to see you get involved with this! Good luck and most importantly...have fun!

 

Year 6 Leavers Service

Unfortunately we have been unable to attend our usual Year 6 Leavers Service this year, which takes place in Durham Cathedral. However, Durham Diocese have put together a video as an alternative to the service this year. Please visit the website below to access this. Thank you.

https://www.growingfaithdurham.com/

 

Week beginning Monday 29th June

Hello Year 6,

I hope you enjoyed your home learning tasks last week.  Here are this week's tasks.

Have a great week!

Miss Milner

 

English

Open the attachments below - ‘Little Cat Big Fear’, ‘The Predator’ and ‘Surprised Mouse’ and complete any of the tasks.  You have story starters that you could continue.  You could even: research cats to make your own informative leaflet; write a poem about cats; research domestic and wild cats and create an informative PowerPoint or maybe create a ‘care for your pet tiger’ guide.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete one of these tasks after you have read.

  1. Draw a poster to advertise the book you have read. Make sure you write on your poster why people should read it.
  2. Find 5 interesting words in the book you are reading. Write down what each word means.  Then use each word in a sentence of your own.
  3. Pretend you are one of the characters in the book you are reading. Who will you be?  Write your diary for one day in the story.
  4. Re-write a section of the book you are reading as a playscript. Remember to include the correct features of a playscript, including setting, props, stage directions and names of characters.
  5. Which chapter or part of the story is the most important? Explain what happened in this section and why you think it’s important.

 

Maths

This week, open the document below for links to the videos. Worksheets and answer sheets that match these videos are included below.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3 

Lesson 4

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the task.  You are going to find out about Carl Linnaeus and his classification system.

 

Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to find out about the urbanisation of Brazil.

Art

Have a go at creating a mindfulness colouring page like the ones below.

  

 

PE

Participate in the Virtual School Games this week!  Enter your results and earn points for our school.  Details are at the top of the class page. Have fun! 

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 6

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

Time to get creative this week! How many of these creative tasks can you try at home this week? We would love to see how many you can get ticked off so please tweet any photographs to us @BishopCEPrimary using the hashtag #BIRgetcreative. Have fun!

 

Week beginning Monday 6th July

Hi Year 6,

I hope you had a great week last week, enjoyed your home learning and participated in our virtual sports day.  This week I have included some work on transitioning to secondary school – moving on.  I hope you have a great week.  Keep checking Dojo for any further updates from myself, Consett Academy or Tanfield School. 

Have a great week.

Miss Milner

 

Transition

BE AWESOME, GO BIG - TRANSITION RESOURCES FOR YEAR 6 PUPILS

There are 9 sessions in this transition unit that can be completed over the next 2 weeks.  The unit is based on 2 books, ‘You are Awesome’ and ‘Go Big’, but they are not needed to complete the tasks.  Click on the link below to take you to the webpage.

https://www.hachetteschools.co.uk/landing-page/hachette-schools/be-awesome-go-big-resources-for-year-6/

Also, in preparation for a zoom question and answer session, think about some questions you would like to ask Mr Dodd about Consett Academy.  This is your opportunity to get answers to any worries you may be having.

 

English

Open the attachments below - ‘Wide Eyed’ and ‘You can’t see me’ and complete the tasks.  You have story starters that you could continue.  You could even: research birds of prey or tortoises to make your own informative leaflet; write a poem about; create an informative PowerPoint or maybe create a ‘care for your pet . . . . ‘ guide.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete one of these tasks after you have read.

  1. Draw a poster to advertise the book you have read. Make sure you write on your poster why people should read it.
  2. Find 5 interesting words in the book you are reading. Write down what each word means.  Then use each word in a sentence of your own.
  3. Pretend you are one of the characters in the book you are reading. Who will you be?  Write your diary for one day in the story.
  4. Re-write a section of the book you are reading as a playscript. Remember to include the correct features of a playscript, including setting, props, stage directions and names of characters.
  5. Which chapter or part of the story is the most important? Explain what happened in this section and why you think it’s important.

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and watch the Year 6 daily video lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 11).  This week’s work is exploring angles of shapes.Worksheets/answer sheets included below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the tasks.  You are exploring what micro-organisms are and how they can be grouped.

 

Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to explore life in a Brazilian city.

 

Music

Visit the Durham Music YouTube channel for live lessons each day.

https://www.youtube.com/c/durhammusic

 

Extras

See 'Archived Work' for extra websites.

 

 

 

Week beginning Monday 13th July

Hi Year 6,

I hope you had a great week last week and enjoyed your home learning. I am looking forward to catching up with you in our zoom meeting on Friday at 10am.

This week you can continue the transitioning to secondary school sessions – moving on.  Keep checking dojo for any further updates from myself, Consett Academy or Tanfield School.  The weather is set to improve this week, so get outside and have a great week.

Miss Milner

 

Transition

BE AWESOME, GO BIG - TRANSITION RESOURCES FOR YEAR 6 PUPILS

There are 9 sessions in this transition unit that can be completed over the next 2 weeks.  The unit is based on 2 books, ‘You are Awesome’ and ‘Go Big’, but they are not needed to complete the tasks.  Click on the link below to take you to the webpage.

https://www.hachetteschools.co.uk/landing-page/hachette-schools/be-awesome-go-big-resources-for-year-6/

Also, in preparation for a zoom question and answer session, think about some questions you would like to ask Mr Dodd about Consett Academy.  This is your opportunity to get answers to any worries you may be having.

 

Reading

Read every day! Complete one of these tasks after you have read.

  1. Draw a poster to advertise the book you have read. Make sure you write on your poster why people should read it.
  2. Find 5 interesting words in the book you are reading. Write down what each word means.  Then use each word in a sentence of your own.
  3. Pretend you are one of the characters in the book you are reading. Who will you be?  Write your diary for one day in the story.
  4. Re-write a section of the book you are reading as a playscript. Remember to include the correct features of a playscript, including setting, props, stage directions and names of characters.
  5. Which chapter or part of the story is the most important? Explain what happened in this section and why you think it’s important.

 

Maths

Visit White Rose Maths and watch the Year 6 daily video lesson each day this week (Summer Term Week 12).  This week’s work is exploring angles of shapes.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Science

Open the PDF attachment below and work through the slides, then complete the tasks.  You are exploring your local environment to identify and classify organisms.

 

Geography

For our ‘South America’ topic, I’d like you to open the PDF attachment and work through the slides, then complete the tasks to explore Brazil as a tourist destination.  Rate the destinations by awarding them stars.  Plan a 3 day trip to Brazil to persuade Mrs Johnston that we can go!

 

Music

Visit the Durham Music YouTube channel for live lessons each day.

https://www.youtube.com/c/durhammusic

 

Extras

See 'Archived Work' for extra websites.

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