Meet the Teacher

Please click the link below to learn more about life in Year 6.

Secondary School Transfer Process 2020-2021

Please click on the link to access the slides which guides you through the secondary school transfer process. Please remember to make an appointment through the office if you would like to speak to Mr Soyka about the application process.

Secondary-Transfer-Meeting-2020

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

We are very excited to meet with our new year 6 classes very soon.

Please have a look at our curriculum letter to see what we will be learning about this term.  Please note that this year the Year 6 children will need to come to school in their PE kit on Mondays, which is their PE day.   They will also need to make sure they bring a bottle of water to school each day.

Year 6 Class Letter

Below is the homework grid for this term based on the learning we are doing in class.  We expect the children to complete at least 3 pieces of homework each half term.  They may do more if they like!

Year 6 Autumn 1 Homework

If you  have any questions or concerns please email your class teacher who will be happy to discuss these with you via email or telephone conversation.

Oak Class – liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Cherry Class – janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Thank you,

Year 6 Team

Year 6 Home Learning 17.7.20

Good Morning Year 6,

We have finally made it to Friday 🙂 We would like to congratulate you for everything you have achieved this year even through such challenging times.  Myself and Miss Wood are extremely proud of you all and we wish you all the luck in the world as you embark on your next adventure at Secondary School.  Stay committed, keep trying your best and most importantly keep smiling because you have been a year group that has kept Miss Wood and me smiling throughout the academic year and when you feel happy, everything just seems to fit into place.

As for your tasks today… just don’t worry, enjoy your day with your family and have a lovely summer break.

Best wishes for the future,

Mr Wanless and Miss Wood

liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk

janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Year 6 Home Learning 16.7.20

Good Morning Year 6,

PE: As usual we would like you to be doing some physical activities. Tune in to Joe Wicks  on his YouTube channel for one of his previous workouts, try out one of his Saturday routines or go for a walk with your family or play some games out in the garden.

Maths: Our final Maths session of the week will focus on calculating the ‘Mean’ from a set of data. https://vimeo.com/436509055

Reading: Chapter 4 of The nightmare machine https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/serialmash/serialmash_saphires/nightmare_machine_pupil

  1. Read Chapter 4
  2. Answer online multiple questions
  3. SPaG worksheet

Art: Our next ‘How to draw’ session is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zbAoBwLHLM

Quote of the day: ‘You didn’t come this far… to only come this far!’

Have a lovely day,

Mr Wanless and Miss Wood

liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk

janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Year 6 Home Learning 15.7.20

Good Morning Year 6,

Assembly:  The science behind why – This week we’re joined by scientist, doctor and broadcaster Professor Robert Winston, who was challenged by students from the Frank Wise School to answer all of the questions they had about science. With questions ranging from thunderstorms to vaccines there’s almost nothing he couldn’t explain. https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/the-science-behind-why#

Maths: Today’s lesson is all about interpreting Pie Charts. https://vimeo.com/436508805

Reading: Chapter 3 of The Nightmare Machine  https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/serialmash/serialmash_saphires/nightmare_machine_pupil

  • Read Chapter 3
  • Answer online multiple choice questions
  • Task: Write about a time when you used your mind to overcome a challenging situation.

Art: Today’s ‘How to draw’ art task is:  How to draw a shark folding surprise puppet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy2-3BxdtYY

Short task:  I know this is not the way we should be ending our year together but I would like to collect some thoughts and reflections from you, so I have a question.  What are you going to miss most about Parkside and why?

Quote of the day: Sometimes we’re tested…… Not to show our weaknesses…… But to discover our strengths. 

Have a great Wednesday,

Mr Wanless and Miss Wood

liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk

janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Year 6 Home Learning 14.7.20

Good Morning Year 6, let’s get Tuesday going.

PE: Tune in to Joe Wicks  on his YouTube channel, although he is not live today, there are still lots of fun sessions to complete.

Maths: Today the session will focus on ‘Circles’ https://vimeo.com/436508693

Reading: Chapter 2 of The Nightmare Machine. https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/serialmash/serialmash_saphires/nightmare_machine_pupil

  • Read Chapter 2
  • Answer Online Multiple questions
  • Task: Write down some of the thoughts and questions that were running through Daniel’s mind after arriving at Lady Rhonda’s fortress.

Art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTlwLmRkITs  Today on ‘How to draw’ we are going to learn how to draw a Labrador puppy.

Quote of the day: Don’t limit your challenges… Challenge your limits.

Have a lovely day,

Mr Wanless and Miss Wood.

janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk

liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Year 6 Home Learning 13.7.20

So……… the final week of the academic year is here.

Who knew back in January when we returned from the Christmas holidays that this would be how the year would end?

It has been a difficult few months for all of us in many different ways, but together we have supported each other. We’d like to thank you for all your work and all the fun activities you have been doing whilst at home.

So let’s end Year 6 on a high.

PE: I would like you to design an activity which you can do at home, for example how many jumps can you do in a minute?, or how far can you jump from a standing position? etc… I want you to write down your score and send it in and we, here at school will see if we can beat it.

Maths: Today’s first lesson is all about nets of 3D shapes. https://vimeo.com/436508560

Reading: Purple Mash – The nightmare machine https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/serialmash/serialmash_saphires/nightmare_machine_pupil

Art:  Here at school we have been using the ‘How to draw’ clips to improve our drawing and creative skills. Today we are going to try and draw a house emoji. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqYpvRJhBc0

My Quote for today: Don’t count the days… make the days count!

Have a great day,

Mr Wanless and  Miss Wood

liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk

janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

Year 6 Home Learning 10.07.2020

Happy Friday Year 6!

 

PE: Tune in to Joe Wicks at 9am on his YouTube channel for his daily workout or make up your own exercise video and get your family to join in with your moves!

 

English: Today we will be revising the work we have done in class on antonyms and synonyms.

Read through the PowerPoint below then answer the questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the final page. Use them to check your work once you have finished.

PowerPoint

Activity Sheet Word Sorting

Mini Test

 

Reading: Read chapters 5 and 6 of ‘The Magic Pen’ then answer the multiple-choice questions. Both have been set as a 2Do.

 

Maths: We have set you a maths mystery to solve. It is called ‘Lost in the Forest’. You need to solve all 10 clues. Each clue will give you a one-digit number – these will make a passcode to type into the phone to unlock it. Read the instructions carefully then complete the maths problems to get the clues to help you solve the mystery. Good luck!

Lost in the Forest – Clue Cards

Recording sheet

Lost in the Forest – Clue Cards – Answers

Final code answer

 

Fun Friday Challenge:

Today is ‘Don’t Step on a Bee Day’. It highlights the value of bees and the good work done by the nation’s beekeepers. We would like you to make model of a bee and find out how bees make honey. Can you also find out the differences between a bee and a wasp.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr Wanless and Miss Wood

Liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk
Janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Year 6 Home Learning 09.07.2020

Good Morning Year 6,

 

PE: Tune in to Joe Wicks at 9am on his YouTube channel for his daily workout or make up your own exercise video and get your family to join in with your moves!

 

English: Today we are revising when to use hyphens in our writing.

Read through the PowerPoint below then answer the questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the final page. Use them to check your work once you have finished.

Lesson Presentation Hyphens

Hyphens Mini Test

 

Reading: Read chapter 4 of ‘The Magic Pen’ then answer the multiple-choice questions. Both have been set as a 2Do. Then have a go at the open ended questions below, linked to the chapter.

Open ended questions

 

Maths: Today we are going to learn about angles in regular polygons.

Video: https://vimeo.com/434627811

Watch the clip and then answer the questions below. When you have finished you can use the answers to mark your work – but no peeking at the answers until you are finished!

Work

Answers

 

World War II Project:

We are continuing to learn about World War II. We have set a variety of activities for you to pick from. Some of these activities may take you longer than an afternoon so you don’t have to do them all.

1. Research why the ‘Make do and mend’ campaign was so important. Try and upcycle a piece of your clothing to make it into something new and exciting to wear.

2. Research some of the propaganda posters that were used during the war. Why were they so important? Create a replica of your favourite poster – this can be done in paint, crayon, collage or as a digital piece of art.

3. Research some of Winston Churchills’ famous war time speeches. How do they help to unite and build the morale of the British people?

4. Create your own board game. If you like, this could be based on WW2 – the events that happened during the war may cause players to move forward or back spaces. Play the game you created with a member of your family.

Remember to send us photos of your work!

 

Have a lovely day.

Mr Wanless and Miss Wood

Liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk
Janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk