Friday 12th June 2020
Good morning Year 6,
Thank you to those of you who have sent me through your enterprise ideas. There are some great ones and I have enjoyed reading through each of them.
If you are looking for something to do today, this could also be done next week, Madam Elena has done a video lesson for you. The page of your French book you will need to complete alongside this lesson can be found here. If you have your French books at home, please complete in the book, I am hoping this is the case for most of you as i can't seem to find them in our classroom!
Thursday 11th June 2020
Hello Year 6,
I hope you have been working hard on your enterprise task, I will be asking you about this next week!
The Reception, Year 1 and key worker children have settled well into school over the last two weeks and so we have been finalising plans for some of you to return on Monday/Tuesday and some on Wednesday/Thursday.
A reminder of the bubbles returning:
Bubble 1 and 2 will be in Monday and Tuesdays
Bubble 1 (with me in year 6 classroom) Bubble 2 (with Mrs Holden and Mrs Hepke in year 5 classroom)
Bubble 3 and 4 will be in Wednesday and Thursdays
Bubble 3 (with Mrs Holden and Mrs Hepke in year 5 classroom) Bubble 4(with me in year 6 classroom)
Please arrive at school at no earlier than 8:45am, where you will be greeted by Miss Webster, she will direct you down towards the infant playground and then round to the side entrance of Year 6. You will leave through this door, at the end of the day, and walk towards the carpark and out the main side gate. We have tried to create a one way system to ease passing people on smaller stretches of the pathways. Each bubble will leave at a slightly staggered time to also aid this.
As soon as you arrive at the Year 6 door, you will be asked to wash your hands before you enter your classroom. This means that you will have to queue (2 metres apart, I’m sure you’re used to this by now!). This will also be the case when coming back in from break and lunch times.
Please bring a book from home, this will stay in school, in your tray, until we break up in July. We have got boxes of books for each bubble if you forget, because when you come in in the morning or after break and lunch, you will get your books out and read whilst we wait for everyone to wash their hands.
Take your coats and lunch bags (if you have them) with you, when you come into your classroom; you will see your trays have been placed on the table where you will be sitting. Place your coats and bags under your table. Inside your tray is everything you are going to need for the day’s learning.
You will be having a PE session with Mr Palmer (you do not need to bring in a PE kit as you what you will be wearing will be fine) either on the Monday or Thursday afternoon, but the other sessions will be Maths, English and Transition work. I will continue to set work for those children learning at home, either all the time or for the three days you are not in school. It is really important that you continue to work at home because it will be linked to the work we have done in class. Those of you not returning, will be able to follow my plans just like you have previously been doing.
At breaks both bubbles will be able to go out together, but it is important that as much as possible, you follow government guidelines and keep 2 metres apart. You will eat your lunch in your classroom before going outside, again with the other bubble, for a break.
We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday or Wednesday.
Don’t forget to check the class page on the school’s website for your daily tasks.
Monday 8th June 2020
Good morning Year 6. For some of you, this will be your last complete week of homelearning, although you will still have to complete work set on the days you are not in! I am looking forward to seeing your faces next week; I hope that you have missed my face over the last few weeks!
If this is the case, you will enjoy the delivery of this week's work. Some of the teachers are using videos this week to tell their class about the homelearning tasks. Now, you know that I don't like my photo being taken or hearing my own voice on video, but I did like the idea of you actually seeing me and hearing my instructions, as I feel that this is a lot better than reading them. I would like your opinions on the video (be kind!): Is it a good idea? Do you prefer this way of delivering work? Can you follow it well? Parents, also feel free to tell me what you think.
Click here for your work for this week - just press play!
Science - I have been sent these plans for STEM Homlearning. There are some great little strter ideas that you might want to have a go at at home. Let me know how you get on, I would love to see some pictures
Monday 1st June
Welcome to June Year 6. I hope you had a restful half term and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine that we have been having, it has certainly made lockdown a lot easier in my household. I will be returning to work this week, organising your return in a couple of weeks, so I am uploading a weeks worth of work for you to try and complete. I will be checking my emails but not as regularly, so please be patient with me for a response.
English - This week, I would like you to try another Talk4Writing booklet. Those that sent me work, produced some great stuff from the last booklet on 'Doors', so I am hopeful you will be able to do the same with this unit of work, entitled 'The city of silence' - please ignore the front page requesting a donation, one has already been made. Please click here to access the booklet
Maths - You have a choice with this - you can either work through the BBC bitesize daily maths tasks or have a go at the maths lessons on The Oak National Academy online classroom. With the BBC Bitesize webpage, I particularly liked the 'Weekly Maths Challenges' (last one set was the 22nd May) as these are linked to the WhiteRose Maths programme that we follow in school - why not try them? The Oak Academy has videos with a teacher to explain methods. At the moment Fractions is the unit both Bitesize and Oak Academy are working on, which would be a great revision for you all.
Topic - To be able to explain reasons FOR and AGAINST capital punishment. Find out what capital punishment is. How do you feel about it? Is is a good thing or a bad thing? Why? When was it abolished in the UK? Where is it still legal? Should it be brought back to the UK? Why? What is the impact of capital punishment on society? Write an argument outlining your thoughts. *Updated - here is a 'wagoll' from Eren
Reminders - Continue writing your diary - if you started one!
Continue with Rockstars
Wordsearch / Word Art - look above
Year 6 Leaver's Art project ideas
Please have a think about the following - normally after half term we would be going full steam ahead with our Leaver's play, it makes me sad to think this won't be happening this year but I have been thinking lots recently about what we can do instead. I have some ideas but want to get your thoughts. My main idea is that we all, either at home or at school, video ourselves, individually or in socially distanced groups, record part of a chosen leaver's song. This would most probably be lipsynced as I am not sure how we could get you all to sound good without microphones and depending on how close you are to the camera. Well, get yout thinking caps on, maybe you could come up with a better idea.
Thursday 21st May
Good afternoon Year 6.
I hope you are enjoying this week's art activities, it certainly has been lovely weather to get out into nature. I have been sent some lovely examples of the work you've been doing, well done everyone. Mrs Petrou is putting something together that will show off all of your hard work, so look out for it on the website in the coming weeks.
Next week it is half term, so I will not be setting any work for you and I do not expect you to do anything other than relax, read and enjoy the sun (hopefully).
I, and all of the teachers, are back in school full time on Monday 1st June. I will continue to set home learning but, more than likely, upload a full week's worth of work on Monday, as I will be more limited on time to upload on a daily basis, as well as respond to emails - please be a little patient with me on this.
It would seem that lots of you will be returning for a couple of days a week, two weeks later, it will be lovely to see you. I have been busy trying to put you into groups, the main focus of these will be transition, but I will try, if possible, to put you with some friends as well.
Any questions, don't hesitate to email.
Take care Year 6, thank you for working so hard at home.
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