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11th July 20
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Year 6

Year 6 Class Blog

I have set up a class blog on Purple Mash that you can use to chat to your friends or to me. It would be lovely to hear from you all and hear what you have been getting up to in the last 2 weeks.

Just log into Purple Mash and you will see how to access the blog and make comments.

Miss Baines

Home Learning

First of all, thank you everyone for your amazing support during these difficult times. Everything is a bit strange at the moment but together we will get through it.

On Friday all children took home their individual log-ins for MyMaths, Purple Mash (same password as MyMaths) and Times Tables Rockstars. They also took home their CGP English and Maths SATs Revision guides. There are no specific tasks set with these books, however, children might like to work through them as they will be good revision of all the objectives they will have covered throughout their time in the Juniors. 

I have now remotely set some tasks on MyMaths and Purple Mash and will continue to do this each week so please keep checking back for work that has been set. Of course these tasks aren't compulsory and children can choose which tasks they would like to do. If you do not understand anything or are struggling in any way then please use the email address set up by Mrs Owen - - to send any queries or questions or any other work that you would like me to see - it would be lovely to see what you have been getting up to!

Mrs Owen sent out a pack of fantastic websites and online resources via email at the weekend which I have attached to this post. Please do take a look as there are some really good ideas. There will also be links posted regularly on the school Facebook page.

Here are some things you can make a start with this week:

Maths - There is a Number and Place Value task set on MyMaths. Another good online resource is White Rose who are doing a daily maths challenge. Visit select Year 6, watch the video then have a go at the questions.

English - Weekly reading tasks will be set on Purple Mash using Serial Mash which is a collection of ebooks. Select the Sapphires or Firebolts level for the appropriate reading age. I have set reading Chapter 1 of Buster's Blitz with the accompanying questions as the task for this week. Nightfall on the Somme would also be another good read relevant to what we have been doing in class.

You can also join the Lancashire Libraries for free - - and join the library online - 

Computing - There is a task on Purple Mash that children started in class last week. It is a research and writing task about Tim Berners-Lee who created the Internet. It would be lovely if children could complete this task and 'hand it in' as I will be able to access it remotely and comment on their work if they do.

Science and Topic - We have a paid subscription that children can access called Espresso - - which is full of information, videos, quizzes and activities that children can access on a whole range of topics. I thoroughly recommend having a good look on here. Children can access using: Username: student22683  Password: BanksSS

Music - We have set up remote access for the children on our music learning platform called Charanga. If you would like to access it then please email me on the email and I can provide you with your individual username, password and instructions about how to access it. 

PE - Subscribe free to The Body Coach TV on Youtube to join in with the daily workouts at 9am - a great start to the morning! West Lancashire Sports Partnership are also posting ideas for getting active on their Facebook page.

We have also have access to the online virtual content from the Les Mills Born to Move sessions the children have been enjoying at school. We have sent out details of how to access this content. 

Once again, a huge thank you for your continued support.

Miss Baines and Mrs Marsh

Welcome to Year 6!


Our class teacher is Miss Baines and our teaching assistant is Mrs Marsh. 

Our topic for Spring term is called Heroes and Villains. Please click on our topic letter below to find out more. 



Bird Beak Buffet


As part of our Science topic on Evolution and Inheritance, Year 6 investigated Charles Darwin's research into natural selection and survival of the fittest.

Each group was given a bird 'beak' and different kinds of food (lentils, sunflower seeds, marshmallows, sweets) which they had to get into their bird stomachs.

From this we discovered which 'beaks' were more suited to which type of food. We concluded that the birds with those beaks would have survived and been able to reproduce whereas the birds with the other beaks would not have survived. 

This then led us to talk about how animals have evolved to suit the environment that they live in.