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SCHOOL CLOSURE 

We hope you and your family are keeping safe and well during these unprecedented times. 

 

During the closure of the school, please find below a number of useful websites that will support your child's learning at home.  

 

We sent home learning packs for all children in Year 6; these activities will support your child for the rest of this term with SATs revision. We also sent home the website details to access previous SATs papers. This is a very useful website and should be used as part of a revision tool for your child (https://www.satspapers.org.uk)

 

Revision of topics is key to remembering learning, so please do refer back to the previous home learning sheets and revision packs that we have sent out this year.  

 

It will be important that your child’s day is balanced.  Depending on your child’s age, they will not be expected to concentrate on one task for more than half an hour.  We therefore recommend regular breaks from activities and a balance of screen-based and non-screen-based activities. 

 

Please remember that your child should continue reading for at least 30 minutes everyday.

 

I have also attached a Times Tables worksheet and the statutory spellings for Year 6 so you can continue testing them.  

 

I will continue to update this page so please do check back regularly. 

 

 

 

Education City                                                                          Topmarks (English and Maths)

https://www.educationcity.com/                                          https://www.topmarks.co.uk/             

 

Bug  Club                                                                                   Maths games

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk                                  https://eng.mathgames.com/

(School Code: 3tjr)

 

Twinkl                                                                                          Mathletics

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/                                                        https://login.mathletics.com/

 

BBC Bitesize                                                                                Times Tables Rock Stars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize                                              https://ttrockstars.com

 


 

 

Year 6 Easter Project

 

 

The Task:


Your task is to choose an endangered species and complete your own research project. You can use the Internet and books to gather information.

Go wild and become an expert on your animal!
Here are a few activities to give you some inspiration. Try to complete as many of them as you can.

 

  • Research
    • Why is the animal you have chosen endangered? / What is being done to save it?
    • How has the population of your chosen endangered changed in recent years?
    • How has the animal adapted to its environment?
    • Where does your chosen endangered species live? What does it eat?
  • Write a poem
  • Write a story
  • Create artwork/ Make the habitat
    • Paintings
    • Drawings
    • Collage
    • Sculpture
  • Design an informative PowerPoint
  • Produce a poster encouraging people to help look after endangered animals
  • Write a fact file/information booklet/non-chronological report
  • Create a video/stop motion animation/voice recording
  • Map work
  • Anything else you can think of!
     

This project will last a few weeks; therefore lots of effort needs to be put into it. Do not just copy and paste the information, try and put it into your own words.

                    Be creative and have fun!!

SATS REVISION 

 

It's been a while since we did some number and place value work so let's see how much you can remember. Work through the PowerPoint and use the flipchart guides below to help. 

Number and Place Value Revision

Flipchart Guides

HAVE YOU SEEN?

 

Edinburgh Zoo have put some of their webcams online so you can watch the animals live!

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam

 

J K Rowling has set up a special website while you are all at home called 'Wizarding World'.  This gives you access to lots of information and activities about Harry Potter and looks great.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

 

This might be useful to watch.  It is a Newsround report where children from Italy, who have been in lockdown for longer than us, give some advice and tips about managing. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52110531?fbclid=IwAR3NDYDzdaPNBCC9BGaIlbgSMYhU-el3ScuPuJl-AmkKvxeWXVWqcUnuWIo

 

The Book Trust's Illustrator in Residence, Ed Vere, has launched a very special 'drawing diary' competition - with the chance to win some fantastic prizes! https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/competitions/win-an-original-drawing-by-ed-vere-plus-a-set-of-signed-books/   For those of you who love your drawing or art, this might be perfect for the Easter holidays.

 

Expand your knowledge of the world by reading the National Geographic Kids magazine which is currently free online. You can find it by clicking here.

Keeping Active

 

There are lots of ways you can incorporate exercise into your new home learning routine.

YouTube is an endless source of great exercise and dance videos for your children. Try these to start with – there are plenty more!

 

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured  Joe Wicks will be doing a daily workout for school children of all ages every day.  If you can't do it live, these are saved on his YouTube channel. 
  • Dance ‘n Beats has a wide selection of fun dance routines for younger children to enjoy.
  • Just Dance has a more challenging selection of videos for older children.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga has a fun range of videos to guide your child through yoga sessions.
  • Jump Start Jonny has some fab free high-energy workouts on his website, plus a few on YouTube too.

 

Practical tip: Make sure children warm up and warm down before and after each workout session. Walking on the spot, arm swings or circles, jumping jacks, side hops and lunges are all good options.

Baking

 

Baking provides a wealth of learning opportunities...and produces some delicious results too. Working through a simple recipe with your child will help develop measuring skills (Maths), following instructions (English) and can help them understand reversible and irreversible changes (Science).

 

Practical tip: Ask your child questions as you work through the recipe, such as ‘What do we need to do next?’, ‘How does our mixture look different now to before we added the flour/butter/sugar?’, ‘How much more flour do we need than sugar?’ As an added challenge, try doubling or halving the recipe too!

Computer Coding

 

This may sound complicated but there are lots of free websites out there for children to help them understand how coding works. One of our favourites is Scratch. Children can program their own interactive stories, games and animations, whilst learning a bunch of key skills along the way.

Getting Arty

 

There are a wealth of Art activities you can do with your child at home that don’t require too much equipment (or mess!). Here are our top 5 fuss-free Art activities:

 

  • Rock painting: grab some small rocks or pebbles from your garden and paint them as animals to create pet rocks!
  • Photo cut-outs: Print off any picture and cut it in half using zigzag lines. Stick onto a plain sheet of paper and challenge your child to complete the picture.
  • Copy the masters: Challenge children to replicate the art of artists. Check out the art of Piet Mondrian or Kandinsky for younger artists.
  • Still life: plop an apple, a vase, a glass or a flower in front of them and challenge children to draw what they see. As an extra challenge, ask them to paint it using just one colour, such as using different shades of red.
  • Squiggle art: draw a small squiggle on a sheet of paper using curvy or straight lines. Challenge your child to then turn the squiggle into a drawing. You might be surprised at the masterpieces that can be developed from these simple squiggles!

AUDIO BOOKS

 

Here is a link to a long list of audio books for you to enjoy.

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zF2XJbrApnDqq3EqEAnbvOE0lZeAVlaoBOIXVMwOcmM/edit?usp=sharing

David Walliams - free audio book EVERY DAY for 30 days!

 

David Walliams is uploading a free audio book every day for 30 days. You can listen live every day at 11am or catch up at another time during the day. Click here to listen

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

SCIENCE PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES



The Young People's Trust for the Environment have produced home learning packs to support children's learning. They will be producing a new pack each week, to be released every Friday. 

Click the link below to access the activities. 

 

https://ypte.org.uk/topics/home-learning-packs

 

 

SCIENCE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITIES

READING COMPREHENSION PACK

ONLINE CLASSROOM

 

BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy have set up an online classroom and resource hub to support pupils with their learning. They provide a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for you to access at home. 

 

Click on the links below to get started.

 

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

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#schedule

 

 

DIGITAL LIBRARY

 

Get access to thousands of books online and listen along with audio support. Just click a category that interests you and then browse the books. If you see one that you like click on 'info' and read the blurb. If it still looks good then just click 'info' again and you can see the book level and Accelerated Reader quiz number. Finally, just click 'read' and enjoy.

 

I would love to hear about some of your favourite books - here are just a few examples that you can access by clicking on the link below. 

 

https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html

SPaG

 

Let's do some SPaG revision.

ENGLISH PUZZLES

 

Enjoy!

MATHS PUZZLES

 

Have a go at some of these maths puzzles. 

MATHS MYSTERY

 

I know you all enjoyed these puzzles at school. Have fun!!

BRAIN TEASERS

 

Have a go at solving these tricky brain teasers! 

 

JUST FOR FUN!

 

I know you're all busy doing lots of work at home so take a break and enjoy some of these fun puzzles!

ORIGAMI

 

Have a go at some of these origami crafts - all you need is some paper!

UKULELE

 

For those of you who have your ukulele at home, I have included a website link and login details below so you can continue practising at home. 

 

www.sfeonline.co.uk

Username: summerfie
Password: k95Lb42j

Our thank you to the NHS and key workers 

 

We want to show our appreciation and how grateful we are for the work of the NHS and key workers. Some of these workers might be members of your family or people that live down your street. The support that they are providing us with is incredible and we want to recognise and celebrate it. 

 

Have you been taking part in the clap for the NHS at 8pm every Thursday?

Every Thursday at 8pm, members of the public stand on their doorsteps to clap and show their appreciation for the NHS. Let's all join them this Thursday to thank the NHS and key workers for all they are doing for us.

 

I have included a selection of activities below that you can take part in to celebrate and appreciate the work that they do. Send pictures of your work to parents@sumfield.bham.sch.uk and we will share and celebrate them on Twitter.

VE Day Remembrance and Celebration 

 

Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day is also known as Victory in Europe Day and marks the day towards the end of World War Two. To help remember the soldiers who fought and celebrate this milestone, I have put together a number of different activities. 

 

These are just a few ideas and some of them require a few resources. However, there are lots of other activities out there too and I'm sure your children will be able to come up with creative ideas. 

 

If you can, please send in some photos of how you have chosen to celebrate VE Day. We would love to see what you've been doing. Send them to parents@sumfield.bham.sch.uk

 

What is VE Day? 

If you want to learn more about VE Day, you could have a look at the PowerPoint below. If you enjoy researching, read the VE Day information sheet and then have a look at the challenge 'What is VE Day' to show off your learning!  

Being Creative

If you enjoy drawing, designing and making things, have a look at the VE Day medal activity. How creative can you be?

If you enjoy some quiet time colouring, have a go at the VE Day colouring sheet. 

If you have the resources available and your parents are happy for you to, why not celebrate by creating some bunting to hang up? You could print out the example and colour the Union Flag or be even more creative and design and make your own bunting. 

Code-Breaker 

Can you translate different messages written in Morse code? You could even write your own messages for someone in your family to solve!

Talk For Writing

 

At school we teach writing through the 'Talk For Writing' approach to help the children learn a specific book or text through different ways.

 

Below is the Year 6 home to school Talk For Writing booklet for you to work through. The activities will definitely spark your imagination! 

 

There are units available for all year groups from Reception to Year 6 so pick and choose the one that is right for you. https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets

HOME ACTIVITY PACKS

 

This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets

SATs WEEK
This week would have been SATs week for you at school. You have all worked so hard this year and we don’t need a test to tell us how fabulous and special you all are in your own unique ways! You are all amazing and we are so proud of each and every one of you! 

 

ARITHMETIC

 

It was lovely speaking to most of you this week and finding out what you have been up to. Some of you asked me for some Arithmetic work as it has been a while since we have done our weekly arithmetic test.

Have a go at all the questions and use the flipchart guides below to help.

STAY ACTIVE!

 

School Games have produced a booklet to help support families to stay physically active and healthy at home during COVID 19. Throughout the booklet you will discover a wide range of fun and exciting physical activities and challenges that you can play in your own home or garden. The activities require very little equipment and use objects that most homes will have. Have fun!

 

Miss Knight has also been busy updating the Summerfield P.E. page so take a look at some more ideas on how to keep fit and active at home.

 

I would love to see you in action so don't forget to take some photos and send them to parents@sumfield.bham.sch.uk

 

Daily Lessons - 18.05.20

 

Some of you are already accessing daily lessons from the Oak National Academy Website. It is a great website and will really help to structure your learning. There are three lessons each day: one English, one Maths and one Foundation subject (Art, Music, History etc). 

 

The link below will give you access to the lessons for this week.

I have also included some extra work for you to complete this week. 

 

Remember to ask your parents/carers to email over a copy of your work to parents@sumfield.bham.sch.uk. Your work could be featured on the school website smiley

BONJOUR!

 

It has been a while since our last French lesson. Have a go at some of the French activities below and see how much you can remember. I have added a writing activity at the end for those of you who would like the extra challenge.

 

When you have completed them all, have a go at the treasure hunt and see how many you can find at home. Have fun!!

Treasure Hunt

Eid Mubarak

 

To everyone who will be celebrating this weekend, we wish you a very happy Eid!

 

We realise that this Eid will be very different this year and that you will not be able to celebrate with your wider family and friends in the same way. However, we hope you will still be able to enjoy some quality time with your family and mark this very special occasion.

HAPPY HALF-TERM 

 

I will not be setting any work for next week due to it being half-term. You have all been working really hard and I want you to enjoy a break with your families. I hope the sun will shine and you have an enjoyable and relaxed week. 

 

I know you all loved puzzles at school so I have included some of your favourites below. Have fun and stay safe! smiley

Daily Lessons - 01.06.20

PSHE

 

Below are some activities to help you consider both possible worries and positives that you may have experienced during this very different time. Those of us in school next week will also be discussing some of these areas so it would be great if you could take a look at them at home too. If somebody at home is able to look at the sheets with you either before, during or after you have completed them, that would be fantastic as you will be able to chat about any worries or positives that may have come up. You will all feel differently about the situation and that is fine - you do not have to fill the sheets up completely!

 

I have also included some ideas for some short mindfulness brain breaks which might help you to relax and switch off for a few minutes if this is helpful for you.

E-Safety

 

Keeping safe online is extremely important and since our school closure, we have been sending out links to various websites that have been checked by ourselves to provide enhancement of learning or additional learning opportunities. While there are lots of websites to use with the children, we would ask that all online safety measures are taken to protect your children.

 

Please remember:

  • When children are completing work or research online that they are supervised - whether through completing the work with them or checking the sites they have been using.
  • Ensure all parental controls and security settings are in place.
  • Remind your children to keep themselves safe online and what to do if they are unhappy with something they see online or if they are worried about anything.

 

Below are some activities that you can do with your children. If you would like more information, click on the website links below:

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/stay-safe/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/

 

This website gives a clear explanation of the risks and hazards that children may face while working and playing online and while using social media.

Week Beginning 08.06.20

SPaG - Homophones (Select the worksheet that you would like to complete)

Reading Comprehension (Select the one that you would like to complete)

HISTORY

 

You’ll have to put on your detective hats for this one! Look at the clues and see if you can work out who they might belong to. 

 

                                                                

ART

 

                                                       

 

Watch and follow this simple video on how to draw graffiti letters and see if you can write your name in graffiti. I would love to see some of your amazing art so don't forget to take pictures and send them to parents@sumfield.bham.sch.uk 

 

Have fun!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LImnyE4LEjI

Week Beginning 15.06.20

                       Titanic

 

 

                                  

 

If we were at school we would've been learning all about the Titanic. Have a look below at the menu of activities and work through them all at your own pace. 

 

Titanic Menu of activities

 

Titanic Maths

Titanic Clocks 

PSHE
Here are a few useful resources to help support you through these challenging times. We know that it is strange learning from home and not seeing your friends, but if we follow the guidelines and support one another we will be able to be back together soon!

The Power of Kindness

 

As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference.  Across the country, there has been an outpouring of kindness and children and young people can play their role too. By understanding what we can all do to help tackle this virus, they’ll gain a sense of stability and resilience.  The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts. 

 

 

Relationships and Important People

 

This is a really important time for us to consider the relationships we have with people and who is important to us and why. Take a look at the activities for your year group, taking time to reflect on how your relationships with your friends may have changed over this period of time.

 

 

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

 

Within these unfamiliar times it is extremely important to make sure that we are looking after our own mental health and emotional wellbeing as well as those around us. These sessions and activities will help you to understand different feelings and how to support your own and others’ mental health.

 

Message from Perryfields Secondary School

 

Videos / Youtube links

Message from Headteacher and Assistant Head Teacher 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1M8oRBy8o

 

Message from Head and Assistant Head of Year 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UTkiD3Hju0

 

Tour of the school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwSoC4-ICTw

 

General 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NTeNzdWbMs

Message from Q3 Langley Secondary School

 

Attached are our Q4K- Quest for Knowledge booklets - (these are like knowledge organisers) which identifies all core knowledge students need to know in their first cycle. There is also a video which helps them use this booklet on our You Tube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fHemXKpV88&t=15s

 

Also, there is a Summer Challenge for students to attempt which allows students to access a number of activities to help them prepare for their life at Q3 Langley.

Message from Lordswood Girls' Secondary School 

 

I am really looking forward to welcoming you to Lordswood Girls’ School in September. In the meantime, I hope that many of you will be able to get to know your new school and some of your teachers by watching the videos on our website. We would love to know a little more about you too so we are sending you a ’Moving Up’ project which we hope you will enjoy completing! There is a ‘Happiness Box’ for you to prepare and then the opportunity to tell us more about yourself in a piece of writing. When you have completed your project, please email it back to Mrs Peniket, your Head of Year – d.peniket@lordswoodtrust.co.uk by Monday 13th July. In September, you will be able to talk about your happiness box with your Form tutor.

Week Beginning 22.06.20

 

Hope you are all well and staying safe.

 

I know Mrs Alevkayali has spoken to many of you on the telephone this week and she has told me that you have all been working very hard so keep up the good work. smiley

 

Have a look at the English and Maths activities for this week and work through them all at your own pace. I have included the answers to the maths questions so you can check your work after you have completed them all.

 

When you have completed them, click on the link below and complete the tasks for English, Maths and Science for the week beginning 22.06.20. If the Year 6 tasks are too difficult then select a different year group.

Week Beginning 29.06.20

Once you have completed the online tasks, have a go at the project below. I would love to see some of your designs so please email me some pictures - p.nagra@sumfield.bham.sch.uk

 

                                    

29.06.20 Project

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak

 

The Task:


Imagine you are an up-and-coming fashion designer and your sole ambition is to design for a very well-known fashion label. You want them to notice you so your task is to design an attractive, unique and trendy outfit. You can use the Internet and books to gather ideas.

 

Click on the link below to access a variety of book all about fashion. Just type in ‘fashion’ in the search bar.

 

https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/search.html


Here are a few activities to give you some inspiration. Try to complete as many of them as you can.

 

  • Research ideas you are interested in
  • Think about who your target audience will be
  • What are you going to design? Dress, skirt, suit, shorts or Tops
  • What materials will be using to make your design?
  • How can you add detail to your design? Stripes, flowers, numbers/lettering or frills
  • Create artwork
    • Paintings
    • Drawings
    • Collage
  • How would you present your ideas to the fashion agency?
  • Produce a poster, sketch board, slideshow, billboard advertisement or webpage
  • Think about how much your design will cost, if your outfit is too expensive it could put potential fashion brands off buying your design. If it is too cheap they may think it is not a good quality design
  • Anything else you can think of!
     

Try and be as creative as you can and have fun!

Take a look at the pictures below for some inspiration

Week Beginning 06.07.20

 

Hey guys! Hope you're all well. We are missing you at school. 

 

We're going to be doing some topic and science work this week so have a look at the links below and work through them at your own pace. Choose the worksheet that suits you. smiley

Once you have completed them all, click on the link below to access the English, Maths and Science work for the week beginning 06.07.20.

 

https://www.lbq.org/home

Week Beginning 13.07.20

 

Hi guys! Have a go at the activities below to help prepare you for secondary school. I have included the answers to the maths questions so you can check your work after you have completed them all.

 

If there is anything in particular you would like me to include on the class page, please email me and let me know. (p.nagra@sumfield.bham.sch.uk)

 

I have included some morning starter activities below for you to complete everyday this week.

Once you have completed them all, click on the link below to access the English, Maths and Science work for the week beginning 13.07.20.

 

https://www.lbq.org/home

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