Year 6

Below you will find a list of useful websites which you can choose to do in addition to any activities we post. If your child cannot remember their log in details, or if you have any questions about the activities, please feel free to contact us.

c.price@acocksgreen.bham.sch.uk

t.keen@acocksgreen.bham.sch.uk

l.perrins@acocksgreen.bham.sch.uk

Useful websites

 

Mathletics

Reading Eggs

Oxford Owl

Log in to your class:

6CP20 password Agps20

6LP20 password Agps20

6TK20 password Agps20

Choose your age range from the drop down menu and read one of the books.

Spellodrome 

This week's First News (children's newspaper) 

Education Quizzes - for a range of general knowledge quiz fun! 

Username - acocksgreenprimaryschoolbirmingham

Password - xcdj

Oddizzi geography quizzes - Log in using your teacher's name (mr keen, mrs price or mrs perrins) and the password: geography

 Click here to access EducationCity

Click here to access free Audible stories

Click here to hear David Walliams read at 11.00am - 'Elevenses'

Click here to access free Children's Natural Geographic magazines

Please click on the date to access your work

Learning over Easter

The first week's project is detailed on the school homepage. If you email your teacher pictures of your finished entries by Friday 10 April, we will each select one winner from our class and they will receive a £20 Amazon voucher. Click here for some ideas of the sorts of this you could do. Good luck!

The second week's project will be posted on the Year 6 home learning page next Friday so keep your eyes peeled. 

Please note: You will still be able to access the above online home learning websites such as Mathletics and Reading Eggs during the Easter Holidays.

Mrs Price's joke for Friday: What's a witch's favourite subject at school? Punch line: Spelling.

6CP - Another chapter of Beyond the Odyssey for you. It was a long one so it's an audio file today. Things are getting interesting! Chapter 23. After Life.

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Get good sleep. No screens before bed or when waking up. Try something else such as reading a book before bed or some gentle exercise when you wake up.

 

Mrs Price's joke for Thursday: What do you call a droid that takes the long way round? Punch line: R2 Detour.

6CP - Here's the next chapter of Beyond the Odyssey. Chapter 22. Moving On. 

Mrs Perrins' Joke for Today: Why did the pony get sent to his room? HE WOULDN'T STOP HORSING AROUND!

6LP Class Story: Hamish and the Gravity Burp Chapter 4 - No one seed that coming.

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Call a loved one to catch up and really listen to them. Ask an adult if you can call someone you're missing and have a chat to catch up.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY:The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go!  Dr Seuss
Cuddle up with a book and explore new places :)


Mr T's superhero workout!

Mrs Price's joke for Wednesday: Why is Peter Pan always flying? Punch line: He Neverlands!

 6CP - Beyond the Odyssey. Chapter 21. Fate Worse than Death? Enjoy!

Mrs Perrins' joke for today: What do you call a dinosaur that's sleeping? DINO-SNORE!

6LP Class Story: Hamish and the Gravity Burp Chapter 3 - The Living Daylights

Wednesday 8th April:Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Good manners and kindness are always in fashion!

Always remember to say “Please” and “Thank you”. 

Mr T's superhero workout!

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Take five minutes to sit still and breathe. Repeat regularly. Maybe try a guided meditation such as this one.

Mrs Price's joke for Tuesday: What do you call a boomerang that won't come back? Punch line: A stick!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Where there is a will, there is a way. Try your best with everything you do today . Tuesday 7th April.

Mr T's superhero workout!

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Share what you are feeling and be willing to ask for help. Remember to speak to someone you feel comfortable with and trust. Maybe draw a picture to represent how you feel - a rainbow for happiness, think about colours and what they mean to you.

6CP - Here's the next chapter of Beyond the Odyssey. Chapter 20. Circe Navigating. It's another long one so I made an audio file. Enjoy. 

6LP Class Story: Hamish and the Gravity Burp updated

6CP - Here's the next installment of Beyond the Odyssey. Chapter 19. Deal with the Devil. I'm starting to dislike Dave Hooper, 6CP!

Mrs Price's joke for Monday: Why couldn't the teddy bear eat any more at the picnic? Punch line: He was stuffed.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY :Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

Be kind to yourself and others around you.

Mr T's superhero workout with videolink!

Monday 6 April Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Contact a neighbour or friend and offer to help them. Who can you call to speak to on the phone or smile at today? Just showing that you are thinking of someone outside your close family is an act of kindness.

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Friday 3 April activities

Mrs Price's joke of the day: What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping? Punch line: A dino-snore.

Mrs Perrins' Joke for Today: What do you call a fish without eyes? A FSH!

Mr Keen's Joke of the day: Why couldn't the pony sing himself a lullaby? Because he was a little hoarse.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY:You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have. Jim Rohn

Enjoy Fabulous Friday :0

Mr T's superhero workout with videolink!

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Write down ten things you feel grateful for in life and why. Maybe you could draw a mind map with the word grateful in the middle and write your ten things around it with illustrations. Share your gratitude with those around you. 

6CP - Here's the next chapter of Beyond the Odyssey. It was another long chapter so I've recorded it as an audio file. Chapter 18. Those in Peril on the Sea.

6LP Class Story - Hamish and the Neverpeople

Thursday 2 April activities

Mrs Price's joke of the day: What is fast, loud and crunchy? Punch line: A rocket chip.

Mr Keen's joke of the day: Did you hear that I'm reading a book about anti-gravity? It's impossible to put down!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. Roald Dahl
 Make a poster of happy thoughts to display at home :)

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Enjoy washing your hands. Remember all they do for you! Make sure you take the time to dry them properly and if they are sore, ask an adult if they have any cream you could use to help.

Mr T's superhero workout with videolink!

6CP- Here's the next chapter of Beyond the Odyssey. Click on the chapter name to hear it. Enjoy! Chapter 17. Marriage Guidance. 

Wednesday 1st April Activities

Mr Keen's Joke of the day: What did the right eye say to the left eye?  Between you and me, something smells!

Mrs Price's joke of the day: What do bees say on warm days? Punch line: Swarm, isn't it?

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
Horace

Tell us about your favourite fun activity. Send in your fun time pictures J

Mr T's superhero workout with videolink!

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Make a plan to help you keep calm and stay in contact. Ask an adult if you can call a friend or family member you haven't seen or spoken to in a while. 

6CP - Beyond the Odyssey. Chapter 16. Under the Sea. It was a very long chapter today so I had to do an audio file. Please excuse my terrible pirate's accent, which should provide much amusement...oh dear!

Tuesday 31st March Activities

Mrs Price's joke of the day: What's the difference between a guitar and a fish? Punch line: You can tune a guitar but you can't tuna fish!

Mrs Perrins' Joke for Today: How did the barber win the race? HE KNEW A SHORT CUT!

Mr Keen's Joke of the day: What did the hat say to the scarf? You hang around and I'll go on ahead

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT FOR THE DAY :“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown

Talk about a person you know that always tries their best.  Is there anything you can learn from them?

Mr T's superhero workout with video!

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Go nature spotting today. Even in a city, life is all around. What can you see and hear from your window? Can you hear birds chirping or the sound of the wind? Can you see the clouds rushing by? 

6CP - Beyond the Odyssey - Chapter 15. Parental Controls. Oh no, Josie's in trouble!

Monday 30 March activities (this includes your Week Two project)

Mrs Price's joke of the day: What has four wheels and flies? Punch line: A rubbish truck.

Mr Keen's joke of the day: I went to the zoo at the weekend and saw a baguette in a cage.

                                                The zookeeper told me it was bread in captivity!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY : You will never have this day again. So make it count!

Make a list of all the things you have enjoyed about today. How long is your list?

Mr T's superhero workout with videolink!

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Mentally scan down your body and notice what it is feeling. Try one of Jamie's meditations on Cosmic Kids, relax and think about your feelings. 

6CP: Here's another chapter of Beyond the Odyssey. Chapter 14. Beware Mypu. If you remember what I told you about how Odysseus defeated Polyphemus in The Odyssey, you'll like this one! Sorry I started laughing in the recording, you should be used to that, though.

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Week one project:

This is designed to keep you busy throughout the week. The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on the different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

Music from the Past - Your child can research music from the decade their parents, grandparents or other older family members were born. What were the most popular bands or singers during this time? Ask them to perform a song from this decade and create their very own dance routine. Encourage them to explain how they need to improve their performance in order to achieve their personal best.

Portraits and Photography- Direct your child to take portrait photographs of their family members considering light and textures. Following this, they can then use the photographs to draw portraits in pen considering light and tone.

 Classification- Ask your child to design a classification key based on the simple physical features of their family. We’ve done these in class. Remember, you need to split out the groups until they are each in strands of one possible answer. They can then test out the keys on each member of their family. Only use ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.

Nature vs Nurture- Speak to your child about their appearance, their personality and their dreams for the future. How much of this do they believe is determined by their genes? How much of this is determined by their family/upbringing? Ask them to decide which traits are due to nature and which traits are due to nurture e.g. hobbies and interests or sense of humour. Try this out on other family members.

Mapping Skills - Identify the countries or cities within the UK where their family members originate from or live. Children can then plot these on a map and then create a bar chart to show the number of family members who live/lived in each city/country.

Please click the date below each day to access for your child's work.

Friday 27th March activities 

Mrs Keen's joke of the day: Why couldn't the pirate play cards?  Because he was siting on the deck

Mrs Price's joke of the day: Why did the golfer wear two pairs of trousers? Punch line: In case he got a hole in one.

Mrs Perrins' Joke for Today: What did the envelope say to the stamp? STICK WITH ME AND WE'LL GO PLACES!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it “The Present”

Give your teachers the best present ever. Be happy and enjoy the work : )

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Stop work earlier and use the time to be still and relax. Try to pace yourself throughout the way but get any of your home learning tasks out of the way in the morning so that you can play and relax in the afternoon. Enjoy your weekend, everyone! 

6CP - I've tried a video of the next chapter of Beyond the Odyssey so I can give you a little wave! I hope you're all enjoying the story so far. Click on the chapter name. Chapter 13. A Friend in Need.

Mr T's superhero workout - Friday 27th March

Thursday 26th March Activities 

Mrs Price's joke of the day: What animal can you always find at a cricket match? Punch line: A bat!

Mrs Perrins' Joke for the Day: Why shouldn't you write with a broken pencil? BECAUSE IT'S POINTLESS!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself. (Luna Lovegood)
Ask your family to name 3 things that make you special.

Mr T's superhero workout with videolink!

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Tune into your feelings without judging or trying to change. Remember, it's always helpful to talk about how you feel with someone you trust. 

I went for a walk yesterday in the sunshine (shared some pictures of the things I saw on the blog). How have you been keeping busy? Please feel free to email us to let us know how you're getting on. It would be lovely to hear from you! Mrs Price

6CP I've recorded the next chapter of our class book. Click on the chapter name. Beyond the Odyssey - Chapter 12. Keeping an Eye Out.

Wednesday 25 March activities

(look out for Mr Keen when he was in year 6!)

Mrs Price's joke of the day: Why do bicycles fall over? Punch line: Because they are two-tired.

Mr Keen's joke of the day: What do you call Chewbacca when he has chocolate stuck in his hair? 

                                                  A chocolate chip wookiee

Mrs Khan's THOUGHT FOR THE DAY : You will never have this day again. So make it count! Write about what you enjoyed today and why?

Mr T's Superhero Workout with Videolink!

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Make a list of amazing things that you take for granted. Think of all the wonderful things about your life and the things you are grateful for. Perhaps write a message for someone you are grateful for or draw a picture to bring cheer to someone you care about.

6CP - Here is the next chapter of Beyond the Odyssey - Chapter 11. Don'tcAIR. Enjoy! Mrs Price

Tuesday 24 March activities

Mrs Price's joke of the day: Why are fish so clever? Punch line: Because they live in schools!

Mrs Khan's THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

Do something kind for a member of your family and make them smile : )

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Notice when you are tired and take a break as soon as possible. Make sure you take regular brain breaks between your tasks. Remember, you don't need to get everything done immediately. Spread tasks out and drink plenty of water. Take time to look out of the window and move around. 

Action for Happiness - Mr T's Superhero Workout!      Superhero Workout Tutorial Video

6CP have been reading Beyond The Odyssey by Maz Evans. I have recorded myself reading the next bit of the story so you don't miss it. Please excuse the voices - Sisyphus is in the chapter. Chapter 10. Your Daemon Needs You.

Monday 23 March activities:

Mrs Price's joke of the day: How do you make a sausage roll?   Punch line: Push it down a hill! 

N.B. If you have a better joke, please send them to us!

Mrs Khan's THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Today is a great day to learn something new. 23.03.20

Have a think about the first time you learnt a new fact. Write a paragraph about what it was and how you used this new knowledge.

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS: Take an unusual route and notice what looks differentFrom your window, can you see anything starting to grow on the trees or the flower beds? Watch every day and notice when something does. If you're out for a walk, remember to keep 2 metres away from anyone walking past, but look at the differences in the houses you go past.

Action for Happiness - Mr Taylor's Superhero Workout!

PE: Take part in the 30 min PE session from Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel at 9am this morning.  

English – Write a review about a book you are reading. What’s it about? Would you recommend it? Why? Who is it written by? What else have they written? Would we like their books? 

Don't forget to use persuasive language. Can you use passive voice, modal verbs, a colon to introduce a list?

If you want to email us your book review please do. We love a good book recommendation!

Reading - Log into Oxford Owl with the details above (click on the 'Oxford' link in useful websites section). Read a book for your age level.

Maths - log onto Mathletics and complete the work that has been set for homework (if you have already finished your homework, practise some ratio activities). After that, use Multiverse to practise multiplication tables. 

Wellbeing - log onto Cosmic Kids and do the Spider-Man yoga.

Make sure you have plenty of space and are safely away from anything breakable or anything you could hurt yourself on (such as sharp corners).

 Keep smiling, everyone. Mrs Price, Mrs Perrins and Mr Keen :0)