Summer 1 History Topic
The Year 6 Topic for the Summer 1 half term is The Mayan Civilization of Central America.
In this exciting History Theme, we will be investigating:
How the Geography of Central America allowed for this rich civilization to prosper
How the Mayans developed a polytheistic society worshiping many Gods
How the Mayans developed an intricate number system
How European exploration in the 15th and 16th Centuries affected the Mayans
How Mayan writing tells us many things about their civilization
How the Mayans compared to the Ancient Greeks (studied in Autumn 1)
Under the current circumstances, most of the learning will be through independent research tasks and tasks uploaded to our class webpages. Please see the Knowledge Organizer to direct your studies at the present time. Task will be uploaded after the Easter Break.
Staying Safe On-line
Due to the current situation, many of our children and families are spending more time than ever before on-line. Due to this, we thought it would be an appropriate time to raise awareness of ways that you and your children can stay safe on-line whilst enjoying and making the most of the wealth of resources available. Please, take some time to use the websites below to ensure that the internet and social media are being used with care.
Home-School Learning Week Commencing 30/3/20
Hi Year 6 and Families,
We hope you and all your families are doing well and are looking after each other. What a long week last week was, but we hope you are all enjoying lots of family time and finding lots of ways to keep yourselves active, busy and entertained.
Throughout this week, we'll add a variety of Maths and English Activities. There will also be ideas for some home Science research or practical tasks, which you could all enjoy as a family, if you would like to. Where possible, we will add video footage, tutorials or PowerPoints that can be viewed first, to support some of the activities. So keep a look out on the class pages for anything popping up throughout the week. If answers are required, we will do our best to put mark schemes on, so you can check over your work and see how well you did as well as ways to improve further.
But remember, as well as any academic activities we upload, we also want you to concentrate on your well-being and if we see any links, activities or online learning that we think you might enjoy as a way to relax or learn different types of skills, then we'll post the ideas on here.
We are missing you all very much, but wish you and all your families love and best wishes as we start another week.
Year 6 Team
Year 6 Home School Learning Activities for the next few weeks...
We know that things are a little unsure at the moment but, in order to keep as much normality as possible for our children, we will be using the class web-pages to set work that they can complete at home. Please check daily for tasks that we are setting. We will also be E-mailing parents to let you know of any other tasks that the children can get on with to enhance their learning. As well as this, we feel that it is important to remember that there are lots of other activities that the children could be getting on with that are not normally part of a school day - take this opportunity to let the children do these things:
Look after each other. Keep in touch if you need any support or advice. Love from Year 6 Staff
Friday 27th March
I hope many of you managed to get outside your front doors last night to applaud and thank the NHS and Social Care workers who are supporting us all at this time - I could hear many whoops and cheers from my door here in Lydiate. The are doing and amazing job and we all owe them a huge amount, not just now but at all times.
I've added a document below to support Mental Well-being at this current time. You can use it at home to manage your feelings and help to remain positive for the future. The future is full of hope.
I've also added a website link below that has been supplied by Edge Hill University that includes lots of learning ideas and ways to support learning at home.
Speak to you all after the weekend. Take care of each other.
Thursday 26th March
To all Year 6 Parents,
For those of you who couldn't access the Western Approaches WW2 Live lesson yesterday on Facebook, the link below will take you to the video on YouTube...
We missed it too, so will be taking part in the lesson this afternoon.
Step 1: Use the internet, books or work that we completed in our History lessons to research the different ways that British people managed to stay safe during the Blitz of WWII. Create a mind map to record your ideas
Step 2: Create an information text, powerpoint presentation or poster that describes all of the ways that British people could stay safe during the Blitz.
Ideas to include:
Evacuation of children to the countryside
Air Raid Sirens and Wardens
Blackouts - in the home and in the streets
Anderson Shelters & Morrison Shelters
Home Defence - Anti-aircraft guns
Rationing to prevent food shortages
See links below to support your own writing
Wednesday 25th March
Good Morning Year 6 and Parents
Hope you are all ok and doing all that you can to help at home and keep well. It's a bit sad and strange being in school without any of you here today.
Really exciting news and event today live on Facebook... WWII Live History Lesson direct from the Western Approaches Museum, Liverpool.
We will be streaming a live Facebook history lesson on life in Wartime Liverpool - aimed at Primary school age, but relevant for all. No booking needed, just go to our page at 1pm
The lesson will include a tour around Western Approaches Secret WW2 HQ in Liverpool city centre.
The lesson will also discuss the Battle of The Atlantic, the role of Liverpool during the war, rationing, air raids and more.
All free of charge and any child who completes the lesson will get a free pass to Western Approaches worth £8 when we eventually re-open.
We will also be adding more lessons to You Tube to keep history as a topic for children to learn whilst they are off school. Follow us on our social channels for more details.
Our lessons will be hosted by a fully qualified teacher. Just visit our Facebook page at 1pm and watch us live. You will see our icon and the words gone live . We will add the lesson and more to YouTube over the coming weeks so please keep checking for details and links.
Let me know through Class Dojo (or ask your parents to E-Mail me) how you get on with this live lesson today. I will be going home at lunch time today and will be taking part in this lesson myself with my own children. Would love to hear from you all!!
Mr R and the Year 6 Team
To 6R and 6BW,
Good Morning All,
Tuesday 24th March 2020
School is a very strange and quiet place without you all here. I hope you are all fit and healthy and are helping out at home a much as you can. Now would be a good time to learn how to do new things that will help your families out: ironing and cooking (with supervision and permission from an adult), tidying the garden, painting and decorating, inventing new games to play, looking after younger siblings etc.
If you and your families want you to do school work - it is useful to stay in a routine and keep up the skills and knowledge you have acquired - then here are some suggested Maths activities.
Although SATs are not taking place this year, I've added (below) a variety of Maths SAT Revision packs that you can do while you are not in school. They cover all of the areas of Maths that you have learnt about over the whole of your lives in KS2.
I miss you all and I'm sure we'll be back together again before too long. Stay safe, stay happy and stay at home as much as you can.
The Year 6 Team
On Friday 20th March, the children who were still in school were given a pack of home-school learning tasks to continue their learning at home. These tasks are designed to extend children's learning and keep things as normal as possible whilst school is closed.
For children who were unable to attend school on that day, the tasks can be printed off from the web page to be completed. Obviously, these tasks do not have to be completed, as the priority over the next few weeks will be maintaining the well-being of children and families at home. If you feel that staying in a school routine will help relieve pressure at home then these tasks are there to support that. However, staying healthy and happy, both physically and mentally, should be everyone's priority at this time.
There are enough tasks included in this pack to maintain learning for at least the first 2-3 days of school closure.
By Wednesday 25th March, we will be uploading tasks onto this page for the children to complete. Please check daily for tasks that the children can complete.
Love and Best Wishes,
All of the staff in Year 6