Welcome to Scarlet Class
Year 6 2019-2020
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Below I've shared with you the answers to last week's anagram puzzle and Maths challenge.
How many did you manage to solve?!
As it's half term this week, we hope you enjoy spending it with your families as well as perhaps some outdoor exercise in the lovely weather that’s been forecasted.
Stay safe and look out for the next update on our page on Monday 1st June!
Here's a little challenge to start your day... can you unscramble these letters to find words from your Y6 Spelling list? Keep at it and don't give up!
Did you have a go at any BBC Bitesize daily lessons online last week?
Head over today to learn all about...
Recently, we worked hard on a series of lessons in school multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. So, this would be great for you to revisit and refresh your knowledge! If you've missed any lessons, remember they're all still available to watch.
Here are the answers to last week's Maths challenge as well as the next set of questions for this week.
All answers will be revealed next week so watch this space!
To start with, here’s last week’s answers revealed to the Whiterose Maths questions…
Here’s this week’s challenge questions for you to have a go at…
If you have access to the internet, have you taken some time to log on to Education City at home yet? Don’t forget that not only is it full of fun games, but that there are ‘Learn Screens’ too which will help you across a range of subjects. You might even like to use these to support you when working on your home schooling packs.
For Maths, some of you may also remember playing ‘Hit the Button’. You can find this on www.topmarks.co.uk; it’s a great way to keep up that speedy recall of your tables!
Finally, don't forget, if your home schooling packs need updating, please let us know and we'll arrange for more work for you to collect.
We hope you're keeping safe and well!
Mrs Houghton, Ms Glenville and Mrs Roxburgh
Let's start the week with some positivity and a bit of fun...
Our school sports partnership have come up with a fun game for you to try out this week with your family- why not give it a go?!
What have you read recently? Why not try reading something new? Don't forget to try to keep up with your reading journals!
For something a bit different, you could visit https://www.michaelrosen.co.uk/. You’ll find a variety of video posts of Michael Rosen’s stories and poems for children. A good deal of Michael Rosen’s poems are about his life between the ages of 2 and 12 and they’re sure to put a smile on your face. His poems and stories are also on his YouTube channel Kids’ Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen.
Here are last week’s Maths answers revealed…
Here is this week’s set of questions- they require some careful concentration, give them a go and good luck!
Finally, don't forget… keep smiling!
As we enter into another week at home, we thought we'd give you a new focus with a History project.
We would have been starting the new term in school learning all about Martin Luther King Jr. You may have heard a little bit about him already and your family might even have some facts they know to share with you too.
At home, try and find out as much as you can about him and why he is so famous. Then think of different ways to present your research...
If you have access to a computer, you might like to create a PowerPoint presentation, using some of the skills we've learnt in school such as creating transitions across slides or cropping and removing backgrounds from images. Don't worry if you can't access this...
Alternatively, you could create a written fact file, a bubble brainstorm or even a bright and engaging poster! For those up for a challenge, you might like to organise your facts into a written biography working your way chronologically through his life. Or, if you're feeling really creative, why not create a video sharing all that you've learnt?!
Give it a go and remember, we'd love to see any work you do! You can tweet us @netherton_moss or email email@example.com.
Well done to everyone having a go at the Maths challenges we've been posting. Here's the solution to last week's challenge:
Now let's have a look at this week's challenge...
Good luck and look out for the answers next week!
Take some time to revisit the Y6 spelling list. How many can you spell accurately? It would be great if you could timetable in 10 minutes practice each day just like we do in school-how about asking someone at home to test you each week on a few of them?
We hope this might give you some new ideas for learning at home but remember, just try your best, keep smiling and stay safe!
We miss seeing you all in school,
Mrs Houghton, Ms Glenville and Mrs Roxburgh
A huge well done to Peter who has been busy writing letters to the residents of a care home! He has written 8 so far, and plans on writing more to bring a smile to their faces throughout such a tough time. What a lovely idea!
We hope you all enjoyed a happy Easter at home. To start the week, here’s the solution to our first set of White Rose Maths problems we posted on our page on the 4th April. How did you do?!
Here’s the next one for you to challenge yourselves with…
Remember, the solution will be revealed next week!
Have you used your exercise book yet? It’d be great to see some daily reading journals.
How about starting a diary at home?
The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
We hope everyone is well at home, it’d be great to see some photos of the things you’ve been working on…why not share it with us on our Twitter page @netherton_moss?
Here we have a few new ideas for you whilst home learning…
BBC Bitesize Update
Further to our suggestion at the start of the week to visit the BBC Bitesize website, here is an update on how Bitesize will support learning further from 20th April…
National Museums Liverpool is launching a fantastic new home learning project called #MyHomeIsMyMuseum where you get to create your own museum exhibition or art gallery! For more information visit :
Amazon has announced that they are offering free subscription to their audible Stories. Audible works on most devices, including phones, tablets, Echo, Sonos and more. It even remembers and picks up where you left off when you switch from one device to another. For more information visit:
The Maths Factor
Why not take a look at Carol Vorderman’s Maths Factor?
We’re also going to post a weekly Maths challenge from WhiteRose Maths which consists of a few problems to solve. The answers will be revealed the following week and a new challenge will be set. Here’s your first one to try, have a go!
Let’s get creative!
With Easter coming up, why not get creative?!
Whilst sadly we won’t be able to enjoy our Easter Bonnet competition this year, can you use some materials at home, for example, cereal boxes or toilet rolls to create, paint/ colour an Easter model?! We’d love to see some of your creations.
For any questions about home learning, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Jackson will forward them to Mrs Houghton or Ms Glenville. Remember, it’s okay to make mistakes, not everything you try will be easy, challenging yourself enables you to learn new things.
Finally, above all, we hope you have a safe and happy Easter with your families.
Mrs Houghton, Ms Glenville and Mrs Roxburgh
Hi everyone! We hope your first week at home has gone well, choosing some activities from your home learning packs as well as enjoying some quality time with your families. We miss seeing you all in school!
Have you visited the BBC Bitesize website yet? You’ll find some great tools for learning across a range of subjects, not to mention some fun games too!
This week you could try something a little different- how about some observational drawing? Simply choose a household object and start sketching ! You could try shading in different areas and have a go at creating a shadow.
The current situation we all find ourselves in can be overwhelming and lead to an increase in anxiety levels for some children. This is particularly so for those children with ADHD, social communication difficulties or ASD. Please find below advice from the ADHD Foundation and the National Autistic Society offering tips to support these children during COVID -19.
Further advice and support can be found on :
This week is also World Autism Awareness Week . Resources are available from :
Why not kickstart your day actively?
Why not timetable in visiting www.worldofdavidwalliams.com at 11am each morning where David Walliams will be reading some short audio stories.
Please sign up to the fabulous Oxford Owl education site to support your child at home with reading, English and maths. You can choose activities by age group or by subject.
There is also a fabulous, free, age group specific ebook library - giving you lots of choice over books to read and listen to at home with your child.
There are also lots of other activities to support your child with English and maths - all geared specifically to your child’s age group.
Creating an account is free and really simple. Visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk, click on join us and add a few personal details including an email address and you are ready to go. Have fun, we hope that you enjoy using the online resources and all the other fabulous resources available.
Spring Term Y6 Science: Light
We've had great fun this term learning all about Light and in the past couple of weeks, we've enjoyed being scientists...
Take a look at this amazing observation we made about water and how light refracts through it, creating the illusion that the arrow is facing in the other direction....wow!!
Thursday 24th October
Today we welcomed the Denbigh Workshop theatre company to Year 5 and 6. Through the use of drama they made us even more aware of the plight of orang-utans and other creatures in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Did you know the equivalent of 300 football pitches an hour are cleared in order to meet the worldwide demand for Palm Oil? This causes up to 50 orang-utans to be needlessly killed every week.
We desperately need to only use products that are made from sustainable Palm oil.
Rock and River 2019
The children in Scarlet Class today enjoyed a fantastic adventure at the Rock and River Outdoor Pursuit Centre near Mawdesley. The children took on every challenge that was put in front of them, from the high ropes to the leap of faith the children grew in confidence and demonstrated their strength and resilience. The highlight of the day was of course the raft-building, which saw our intrepid adventurers design and build their own waterborne transport before setting out on the lake to test their design and construction skills. Naturally, everyone and everything got wet including Mrs Ray, Mrs Roxburgh and Miss Glenville!! A hot shower and a good lunch soon sorted everyone out
Everyone in school is busy getting ready for our School Summer Music Concert on Thursday 11th July at 9:15am. Following our work about D-Day and watching some of the commemorations in Portsmouth and France we have been learning to play a range of different military marches that we will perform at the concert.
Year 6 have a rotten time!
In Scarlet Class over the last few weeks we have been investigating micro-organisms and the conditions they need for growth! Over 21 days we have monitored what has happened to slices of fresh white bread that has been stored in different conditions! During our final observations things have definitely got a little bit mouldy! We will be drawing some conclusions during our next session!
We are Games Designers
Scarlet Class is busy designing and coding interactive multiplication games for our friends in Year 3. Turns out there is a lot to think about and many problems to solve along the way, knowing our tables is the place to start. Mrs Washington tells us that Clover Class need to practice their 3s, 4s and 8s so we have a starting point for our design. Once they are complete we will be able to trial them with the younger children, only if we know the answers first!
Friday 24th May - Moving Day for Scarlet Class
Phase 1 of the rewiring of the school is about to begin after half-term. In order to minimise the disruption this will cause and to allow most of the work to happen in the next two Summer Holidays, Scarlet Class have kindly moved a few doors down the corridor and taken over Apollo Base from Mrs Christian who has in turn moved into the Parent’s Room with Miss Redmond moving her RWI group into Moss Munch. It is only for the last half-term of the year although it is going to take a little bit of time to settle and for people to get used to their new locations. Scarlet Class proved to be great at furniture removals, this is very encouraging especially after all their Career Carousel work!
Scarlet Class Park Picnic!
After all the promises made, the day finally came for Year 6 to visit the park! The end of term, end of tests treat had looked in doubt as the rain clouds gathered but Scarlet Class were not to be put off and so the snacks were packed and they headed to the park for a fun filled hour!
Daily Mile Event 17th May 2019
With the SATS tests over, Scarlet Class started the day with their participation in the Sefton School’s Daily Mile Celebration! With one of the questions from the Maths Reasoning Test in mind, Year 6 took on the task of laying out, measuring the course and converting the metres into miles! With their 4 laps of 402m complete, the reward of a Bacon Butty awaited the runners!
As part of our on-going careers and raising aspirations work, this afternoon Scarlet Class welcomed representatives from a range of different workplaces including: Merseyside Ambulance and Paramedic Service, The Post Office, Glenville Walker Legal Services, The Sovini Group Property Management, The Walton Centre Rehabilitation Team, and Liverpool City College.
The children worked in small groups and met with each professional in turn asking questions and learning from each individual all about the pathway they have followed from their time in school to the present day. The visiting professionals were able to talk about their current role as well as all the key milestones that have happened during their respective careers. The children really enjoyed listening to thevery different experiences and learning the top tips for finding a rewarding career.
Amongst the common themes to emerge in all of the discussions was the need to develop good communication skills and the ability to problem-solve. All the professionals were able to highlight for the children the many transferable skills they gained during their time in school and that have been vital in their changing and progressing careers.
Needless to say, all the professionals involved, commented upon the engagement, maturity and interest shown by all the children.
As part of our careers and raising aspirations work, Year 6 will be participating in a Career Carousel with our friends at Positive Footprints and Primary Futures. Mr Hird is looking for anyone who has a career they enjoy and who might be willing to come into school and answer the children’s questions. It is really important that our children should have aspirations and dreams for their future as this gives the work of nurturing their talents and developing their employability skills real meaning and purpose and provides them with that essential motivation to work hard. The event itself is on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th May 2019 and anyone with a contact should let Mr Hird know.
Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
The world famous story of the two young, star-crossed lovers was brought to life this afternoon for all our children in Key Stage 2. The children watched, spell bound, as with minimal set and props and simple costume, Emily, Josh and Peter from the Manchester Actors Company told the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet. The children experienced the full range of emotions as they cringed at the kissing, gasped at the the stabbings and gazed in silence as the poison did its worst!
The quality of the performances were reflected in the questions the children asked after the play, from technical questions around set and props, to the difficulty in learning lines and rehearsing the set and costume changes. The Shakespearian language was no barrier, as the children gained a clear sense of the story, questioning the actions and motivations of the various characters and a genuine disbelief a how such a tragic story could unfold in just such a short space of time!
It is such an important opportunity for the children to see the language of Shakespeare lifted from the page and brought to life through performance.
Super Scouse, made by Scousers!
To celebrate Global Scouse Day on 28th February 2019 Scarlet Class have been busy in Moss Munch cooking some of Liverpool’s Finest culinary creation, a big pan of Scouse! We have also been learning about the term ‘Scouse’ and it’s different meanings. If you like the sample the children brought home then the recipe and further information can be found at: https://globalscouseday.com/
Friday 15th February
On a lovely sunny winters morning a group of Year 5 and 6 children, went to the Sefton Swimming Gala at Crosby Leisure Centre. They were a credit to the school with their effort and behaviour always striving to do their best. A special mention goes to the 4 boys who reached the Freestyle Relay Final, a very good effort indeed.
Ancient meets modern! As part of our Greek topic Scarlet Class have made a delicious and nutritious Greek Salad! Pass the pitta please!