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Year 6 (Mrs Loughran)

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Learning Together, Rooted in God.

Welcome to Year 6


Our Class Teacher is Mrs Loughran and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Deane.  

Year 6 Curriculum Overview


If you have any issues or need to contact me, please do not hesitate to do so via my school email address :  a.loughran@st-lawrence.lancs.sch.uk


In light of school closures, the following recommendations have been made that are suitable for Year 6 and our topic of learning at present :


Recommended website : A class account for Learning by Questions (lbq.org) has now been set up.  Activities can be accessed via the My Calendar tab.  There are plenty set for the week to keep children going and I will refresh again for next week.  


Both English & Maths will be updated weekly with directions of different tasks to complete.  The 'Other' section remains until the end of the half term to coincide with our current topic.


W/c 30th March 2020

This week's plan and supporting documents can be found here :

Why not join our class Zoom meeting at 1pm tomorrow, Monday 30th March?

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Other (this work can be spread out over the coming weeks until after Easter holidays)

Science : Following on from our work on classification, choose an animal card and find out all about that animal: where it lives, which country it comes from, what kind of environment it prefers, what it eats, life cycle, how it lives – on its own, in pairs, or in packs. Write as much as you can. 

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover.html    Use this site to discover new species, research Carl Linnaeus 

https://www.wildscreen.org/arkive-closure/    -  Children are introduced to some of the world’s newly discovered species. Here, they will learn about classification keys and using features to identify living things. It includes two classification activities where children have to use a classification key to identify nine newly discovered amphibians and construct their own classification key for some newly discovered species by identifying their key features and differences between them.

Questions to think about or research :

What is the most unusual creature that exists on Earth?

Research a variety of unusual creatures then produce a fact file of one of your  favourite. The fact file should describe where the animal can be found, its appearance (e.g. how it moves, body shape, any special features), what environment it is found in, how it survives in its environment plus any additional ‘strange facts’.  

Search around your own environment and look for habitats. Compare this with research in a different environment e.g. desert, rainforest, ocean, seashore, woodland.

Produce a presentation using ICT about the environment the animal lives in. Find out about other animals and plants that live there and try to provide examples from different classification groups. You could include a slide explaining the work of Linnaeus and one showing how animals and plants are grouped using the standard classification system he developed.

Use the following scaffold for the presentation : 

-  Your usual creature.

-  Where in the world it can be found.

-  More about its habitat.

-  Other animals and plants found in this habitat (Try to have examples from different classification groups. How many different groups can they include?)

-  The work of Carl Linnaeus.

-  The Classification System. 

History

Anglo Saxons

Find out what life was like during Anglo Saxon times and build on your knowledge of how society was structured.  

Research a role of an Anglo Saxon person and produce a poster which details the class structure in Anglo Saxon times. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/zq2m6sg

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/who.htm

http://www.localhistories.org/saxonlife.html

Vikings 

Consider where Vikings came from; what they looked like; why they came to Britain and how they got here; how they lived

https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/

https://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Written-Sources-for-the-Viking-Age.pdf

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/zy9j2hv


Find out about some of these key people :

King Alfred of Wessex (also known as King Alfred the Great)

Guthrum

King Athelstan

King Cnut (Canute)

Edward the Confessor

Harald Hardrada

Harold Godwinson

William of Normandy (William the Conqueror)


Normans

Find out who were the Normans and why they came to England. 

How did they fight? (weapons and battle techniques)