Welcome to Year 6
As we come to the last week of the year, we will be focusing on transition activities to prepare you for your move to secondary school. I have provided a suggested timetable for the week below but you can choose to complete the activities in any order that you like.
There are also some geography and science tasks to complete in the afternoons.
Finally, I have also left up the Crucial Crew booklet from last week as we didn’t get to complete it in class and I am not sure if many of you managed to do so at home…
I have the radio show from last week to listen to here: POTTERS BAR RADIO SHOW
Watch the clips, ‘Transition Intro’ and ‘Letting go’.
Think about and write down all of the things that you will miss about Little Heath and what you are anxious about letting go of. You may record this how you wish –try to be as creative as you can!
Think about what makes you special. What qualities do you possess that make you unique? List all of the qualities that make you special and all of the things that make you unique. Write down your three best qualities, giving full and clear reasons for each.
Think about each of the qualities that you wrote down yesterday. Think carefully about (and discuss with someone else if you can) what each of them means.
Watch the clip, ‘Unique’, open up the PowerPoint ‘Unique Prints’ and the Word document, ‘Fingerprints’. Complete the fingerprint, making it unique to you.
Create a piece of artwork which represents your personality. This could be a picture or something more abstract using materials available at home. You could also try listening to music while you do this as it may help you to express your personality. Once finished, discuss it with somebody else –what did you want to represent in this piece? How did you show off your personality through your artwork?
Think about and list the talents that you have -don’t say that you don’t have any because you do! Look at the website of your Secondary school and research which extra-curricular activities are on offer. List the clubs that you would like to attend and the reasons why. If there isn’t a club on offer which matches your talents (and I would be surprised if there isn’t at least one!), look at the website for your local library (for most of you it will be Oakmere: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Libraries-and-archives/Library-opening-hours/Oakmere-Library.aspx) and search for clubs which could interest you. Speak to your parents about joining these when they are open/fully running again.
Using the template attached, think about and record what makes you, you. Write a paragraph under each heading or draw an illustration in each section. Consider the following: interests, talents, things you would like to be better at, your hopes and aims for secondary school.
Watch the clip, ‘Looking forwards’ and the PowerPoint, ‘Looking forwards presentation’. Complete the activities. (The postcard template is also ready for you to download.
Watch the clip, ‘End’.
Open up the PowerPoint, 'Lesson Presentation Alexander Fleming' and complete the attached work, 'Penicillin Effects Activity Sheet'.
View the attached slides about tsunamis and volcanoes and complete the attached worksheets
Please see this week's message from our music teacher, Mrs Lawrence:
This is our last song and set of music activities for this term. Our song will be ‘The Bear Necessities’ from ‘The Jungle Book’ movie:
I also have a few activities for you to do over the summer, if you would like to. For the younger ones, I thought you might like to make a musical instrument and then do some rhythm practice. Take a look at the links below:
Rhythm practice In the Hall of the Mountain King
Making Musical Instruments Links:
For the older children, can you name the orchestral instruments as you hear them played in this piece of music?
Listening map - Star Wars Theme
Basic Music Theory Recap:
I would also love it if you could recap a little music theory. Take a look at these two simple video tutorials. They aren’t too long. If they interest you, there are lots more you can find.
Beats and Bar lines:
Pitch (treble clef):
For those of you who already read music, don’t worry about watching the videos. Can you instead write me a 16 bar piece of music? You can print off blank manuscript paper (that’s paper we use to write music), in many different styles, here: https://www.blanksheetmusic.net
If you do this task, please do send it to your teachers to pass on to me. I would love to see your music.
Acting Through Song:
Lastly, if you enjoy performing, why not try performing/acting a song. Songs from musicals are ideal for this, but you can do it with pop songs too. Read the lyrics (that’s the words) and see if you can imagine how the character is feeling at each point in the song, then learn the song and act it out.
You can find all these songs with lyrics on YouTube. Please do check with a parent before searching for anything, though! If you would like to, you can also purchase a backing track (quite cheaply) for most songs from https://www.karaoke-version.co.uk .
On these tracks, you can alter the key (that means make the notes of the song higher or lower), if the original version is not ideal for your voice. Choose a song you really like. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few suggestions:
(I’ve put songs sung traditionally by girls first and by boys afterwards, but please don’t let that limit you. It really doesn’t matter.)
How Far I’ll Go - Moana
Naughty - Matilda
Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid
Journey to the Past - Anastasia
Speechless - Aladdin
Can You Imagine That? - Mary Poppins Returns
Colours of the Wind - Pocahontas
The Next Right Thing - Frozen 2
Consider Yourself - Oliver
Little People - Les Miserables
I Can Go The Distance - Hercules
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King - Lion King
One Jump Ahead - Aladdin
Electricity - Billy Elliott
Lost in the Woods - Frozen 2
If Only You Would Listen - School of Rock
Easy songs for younger ones
My favourite Things - The Sound of Music
Castle on a Cloud - Les Miserables
The Perfect Nanny - Mary Poppins
When You Wish Upon a Star - Pinocchio
It’s been lovely to see a few of you on Fridays and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in September. I hope you have a lovely summer holiday!
Here are the previous attached letters about our singing assemblies and ideas:
Please click on the links below for previous work: