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28 January 2022

Super Fractions

We have finished our week of fraction arithmetic with a battle of superheroes! The children have been amazing whilst learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and...

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21 January 2022

The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace

The children have delved further this week into the extraordinary life of Alfred Russel Wallace. His life is inspiring. His mind was brilliant and his achievements great, yet...

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14 January 2022

The Forgotten Man

The theory of evolution through natural selection changed the face of scientific thought in unimaginable ways. But did you know that the theory, often attributed to Charles Darwin...

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Additional Resources

Maths

Mathematics learning at the University of Cambridge Primary School seeks to foster in pupils a genuine depth of understanding with the aim for all children to gain mastery of foundational mathematical concepts alongside the development of positive dispositions towards the learning of the subject.

To ease you into the year, Cambridgeshire County Council have put together a document to support children as they transition from Year 5 to Year 6 maths skills and content.

Below you will find a range of websites and links that can support consolidation of the Year 6 maths curriculum at home.

Number & Place Value

 

Addition & Subtraction

 

Multiplication & Division

 

Fractions (decimals & percentages)

 

Measurement

 

Properties of Shape

 

Position & Direction

 

Handling Data

English

Our English curriculum at UCPS follows the national curriculum guidelines and encompasses Grammar, Punctuation, Handwriting, Spelling and Composition. The expectations for Year 6 writing can be found here.

To ease you into the year, Cambridgeshire County Council have put together a document to support children as they transition from Year 5 to Year 6 English skills and content.

Below you will find a range of websites and links that can support consolidation of the Year 6 English curriculum at home.

Grammar & Punctuation

 

Handwriting

 

Spelling

 

Writing & Genres

Reading

We use the Department for Education’s Letters and Sounds’ Phonics strategy, supported by Phonics Bug, to nurture our early readers at UCPS. As the children move into year 6, we hone in on comprehension skills such as:

  • Vocabulary development
  • Inference of thoughts, feelings and situations
  • Prediction of what will happen next, based on events so far
  • Retrieval of information
  • Summarising content

Below you will find a range of websites and links that can support the development of children’s comprehension skills at home.

Other Curriculum Subjects

Art & Design

At UCPS, our children have opportunities to express themselves through a range of artistic mediums. Below you can find links to a drawing activities and other artistic pursuits that can be completed at home.

 

Computing

If you would like to practice your touch typing you can visit Typing Club or Nitro Typing. Both are free to sign up for, as is Scratch where you can practice your coding skills.

ThinkUKnow has also developed a pack of activities for you to do at home that explore different aspects of online safety.Google’s “Be Internet Legends” platform offers an online adventure that teaches the key lessons of internet safety through four fun, challenging games.

 

Design and Technology (D.T)

D.T falls under our STEM curriculum at UCPS as we aim to foster critical and abstract thinking alongside practical engineering and design-based activities. Crickweb offers several web-based interactive activities for children to practice their lateral thinking, whilst STEM Learning has collated a series of practical activities from nutrition to engineering that can be completed independently or together as a family.

 

French

You can find below a list of websites that have a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities to support the learning of French.

 

Geography

Geography in Year 6 covers both human and physical geography, as well as locational and skills-based knowledge. BBC Teach has a range of activities to support the learning of geography at home, and World Geography Games is a fun way to consolidate knowledge.

 

History

More information about the historic periods covered in school can be found in the Year 6 Curriculum. However, BBC Teach and National Geographic Kids have pooled together a wealth of knowledge and activities on a range of eras across history.

 

Music

Singing and experiencing music is something we at UCPS believe in doing daily. Here are some websites where you can extend that into your home.

 

Physical Education (P.E)

There are lots of ways you can keep fit and healthy both indoors and outside. BBC Teach and the Get Set team have put together a range of ideas to inspire you to get active at home!

 

Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economics (PSHCE)

As part of our statutory duty, UCPS delivers a comprehensive PSHCE curriculum in school. For parents who wish to learn more about the topics covered and consolidate the learning at home, the PSHE Association has put together a range of packs to support home learning in this area.

 

Religious Studies (R.E)

We cover a range of faiths in our Religious Education curriculum at UCPS. More information can be found on the year group weekly blogs and curriculum guidance.

 

Science

The websites below offer a range of science activities and challenges that are appropriate to do at home.

 

Health Education