Home Learning Projects – Summer
To view the home learning choice activities for the summer term, please click the link below.
Remember to send your home learning through the messages section on eSchools, or bring your learning in to school to share with your class on the stop-off dates, which are:
Summer 2 Remote Home Learning – Year 6
Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils
-If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.
Click on 'schedule' then 'Year 6'.
Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.
Additional Lessons to Support Year 6 Learning:
All about Mexico: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/geography/countries/article/mexico
What are North America’s countries and physical features? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-north-americas-countries-and-physical-features-ctgked
What are some of North America’s most important human characteristics? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-some-of-north-americas-most-important-human-characteristics-c8vk8r
What is the climate like in parts of North America? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-climate-like-in-parts-of-north-america-6nh3ee
What are the World’s natural resources? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-are-the-worlds-natural-resources-6mu3et
How does resource exploitation cause problems? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-does-resource-exploitation-cause-problems-6cv66t
Maya civilisation: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvynm39
What games did the Mayas play? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw/articles/zbqyy4j
What did the ancient Mayas believe? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw/articles/z2gkk2p
Who was Pakal the Great? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw/articles/zv4x6yc
What remains of the ancient Maya? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw/articles/zs2ph39
The human body: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr48r2p
What are organs and why do we need them? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-organs-and-why-do-we-need-them-c8wk0c
How is oxygen transported around our bodies? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-is-oxygen-transported-around-our-bodies-60vk6r
How the circulatory system keeps us alive: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-how-our-circulatory-system-keeps-us-alive/zhf76v4
What are medicines and drugs? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zg982nb
Money, money, money: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/money-money-money-61gked
Men and women at work: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/men-and-women-at-work-c8v3et
How did the religion of Islam begin? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-did-the-religion-of-islam-begin-74vk2r
What do Muslims believe? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-do-muslims-believe-cnk3je
The five pillars of Islam: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-five-pillars-of-islam-70t6cd
What is the holy book of Islam? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-holy-book-of-islam-cmvk0d
Where do Muslims worship? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-do-muslims-worship-6dgp6d
What are the festivals of Islam? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-festivals-of-islam-70u36r
Selection in physical computing: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/selection-in-physical-computing-722c
Art & Design
What are textiles? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-textiles-c5k34e
What is weaving? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-weaving-cdgk6r
What are sewing and embroidery? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-sewing-and-embroidery-c8t66t
How can I embellish my textiles? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-i-embellish-my-textiles-65k62d
Learning some clothes: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/learning-some-clothes-cgr64t
Describing clothes with colours: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describing-clothes-with-colours-c9h6at
Describing clothes with colours and size: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describing-clothes-with-colour-and-size-chhk2r
Saying clothes you have and using a conjunction: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-clothes-you-have-and-using-a-conjunction-71jk8c
Body percussion basics: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/body-percussion-basics-69j30t
Exploring different sounds: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-different-sounds-c9k3gc
Developing body percussion (1): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/developing-body-percussion-part-1-6rv3ar
Developing body percussion (2): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/developing-body-percussion-part-2-6cw6cr
Composing a body percussion piece: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/composing-a-body-percussion-piece-6nk38d
Performing your body percussion piece: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compose-and-perform-your-body-percussion-piece-crtp6e
Complete some of the workouts by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k
Outdoor and adventurous activities: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/outdoor-and-adventurous-activity-planning-and-making-a-journey-7f9e
'I LOVED how they tasted because the flavours of everything fell apart in my mouth!' Noah.
'They looked amazing - really colourful as we had juicy strawberries and raspberries. The sweet syrup made them taste AMAZING!' Rita.
We then created our own class census to collect data around the theme of ‘Health and Wellbeing’.
These have included: throwing javelins, long jump, hurdles and sprinting skills.
'I’m really impressed with how much further my javelin throws went,' George.
Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure
At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.
We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.
At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.
Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List.
I still can’t believe how people were treated during the holocaust. It’s shocking and makes me feel really sad,' Rita.
After learning about the causes and effects of rationing during World War 2, we used our rationing allowance to calculate the cost of quantities and cost of producing an authentic spam hash. We then used skills of weighing, measuring cutting and mixing to prepare and cook our spam hash.