Year 6 Weekly Overview 19.4.21 to 23.4.21

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the summer term.  I am sure you can’t believe that it is the final term for your chid at primary school! You will be be pleased to know that we have got lots planned.  Our term starts with a Science Day then the launch of our ‘How has life evolved?’ Mini Adventure.  Please find attached the plan for the week: Year 6 Weekly Planning 19.4.21 to 23.4.21.

Our PE day will remain on a Friday and we have Forest School on Thursday 6th May (so no PE that Friday).  Any questions then please contact us via the class email sspp.year6@taw.org.uk.

Kind regards

Mrs Greenhead and Mrs Hughes-Harvey

Year 6 Weekly Overview 29.3.21 to 1.4.21

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find attached the overview for Holy Week Year 6 Weekly Planning 29.3.21 to 1.4.21.  As you can see we have Holy Week activities, end of term assessments and the final week of our Crime and Punishment mini adventure planned in.  We will definitely have earned those Easter eggs by next Thursday.

I also want to share with you a few website links related to our PSHE focus this week.  We were exploring ‘Digital Wellbeing’ and the concept that images can be altered, faked and manipulated online.  We had a very animated discussion about these topics and I am sure that you will be interested to continue the conversation at home.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/article/teaching-kids-about-fake-news-and-photos

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/moment-of/article/moment-of-huh-4

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/moment-of/article/moment-of-huh

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z86xjsg

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxsh2v4

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/mar/05/how-started-tom-cruise-deepfake-tiktok-videos

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/feeling-good-on-social-media/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/age-restrictions-social-media-services

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkrmmfr

As always, any questions please contact us at sspp.year6@taw.org.uk.

Kind regards

Mrs Greenhead and Mrs Hughes-Harvey

Year 6 Weekly Overview 22.3.21 to 26.3.21

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have been working hard in year 6 this week – trying to solve our CSI mystery, getting into role as Tudor judges, analysing sources of evidence about Dick Turpin and solving maths problems involving ratio and proportion.  They particularly enjoyed the Horrible Histories Dick Turpin song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDy4oBa2jyM

Please find attached the overview for next week Year 6 Weekly Planning 22.3.21 to 26.3.21.  Lots of exciting learning to look forward to!

Ask questions please ask (sspp.year6@taw.org.uk)

Many thanks

Mrs Greenhead and Mrs Hughes-Harvey

Year 6 Overview 15.3.21 to 19.3.21

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope your children have enjoyed their first week back after lockdown.  It has been fantastic having a classroom full of children eager to learn.  Please find attached the overview for next week Year 6 Weekly Planning 15.3.21 to 19.3.21.  As you can see we have another busy week planned.

Please also find attached our Crime and Punishment Mini Adventure question web: Year 6 Spring 2021 Crime and Punishment Mini Adventure Web

Ask questions please ask (sspp.year6@taw.org.uk)

Many thanks

Mrs Greenhead and Mrs Hughes-Harvey

 

Year 6 Weekly Overview

Dear Parents/Carers,

We made it! To all those children (and parents) in school and at home, you have worked so hard and we are very proud of all of you.

As we return to the classroom, we have a few messages for you:

  • We will continue to send a weekly overview so that you can see what your child will be learning each week. Year 6 Weekly Planning 8.3.21 to 12.3.21
  • No formal homework will be set until after Easter.  This will hopefully give you a chance to reset as a family and the kitchen table can become a place for family meals not home learning for a while.  However you can read, practise times tables, work on your CGP books or use any of the applications that you have log in details for (Purple Mash, IXL, Times Tables Rockstars) if you would like some work to occupy you.
  • PE day will still be a Friday.  We will be having 3 weeks of football.  The children need to wear normal PE kit but they can bring in shin pads if they want to.
  • Only reading books, water bottles and packed lunch boxes should come into the classroom.  We cannot offer shared cups from the classroom so it is really important the water bottles are brought in.

If you have any questions then please contact us on the class email address sspp.year6@taw.org.uk.

See you next week (we can’t wait)

Kind regards

Mrs Greenhead and Mrs Hughes-Harvey

A few messages for Year 6…

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you so much for your support on this first day of remote learning or I should say blended learning as we do have some of our students in school.  I am pleased that most of you have been able to access the assignments and complete the work appropriate for your child without any technical issues.  It has been quite an effort to get this all in place so I am pleased that we have had success and most importantly the children are continuing their studies in these difficult times.

There are a few points that I need to address which will hopefully answer some of your questions.  If you have further questions then please send an email to sspp.year6@taw.org.uk.

SATs Revision Guides

These can be collected from the school in person if you purchased them for £8 last term.

The cancellation of SATs means that we will no longer be sitting the tests. However the question books and study guides will be useful in this time of home study.  They can supplement the work that I post online or provide a different medium to a screen for one session each day.  Feel free to work at your own pace through the books but I have attached the homework timetable which we would have been using. SATS Revision Guides Homework

Weekly Timetable/ Daily Assignments

  • Every Monday (from 11th January) an outline plan for the week will be released as an assignment.
  • We will be setting approximately 3 hours of work each day. This will include:
    • English (reading or writing)
    • Maths
  • Assignments will also include at least one of the other subjects
    • RE
    • Mini Adventure (Science, Geography, History, Art, DT, MFL)
    • Computing
  • Assignments will be released at 6am and the hand in will close at 5pm (unless it is a two day assignment). No late hand ins are permitted and work will only be available for the day that it is assigned.
  • Some of the assignments will have a teaching video to support whilst other work does not require this.

Other Work

If you want other work to supplement the assignments then the following options are available:

  • Purple Mash (2Dos will be set periodically)
  • IXL
  • Duo Lingo
  • Times Tables Rockstars
  • Let’s Go Live with Maddie Moate – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am on YouTube

Children should have their log in details but let us know if any have been misplaced.

You should also be getting some daily exercise.  Either indoors (e.g. Joe Wicks) or outdoors (e.g. walk, cycle, run).

Teams

We are all new to Teams classroom (teachers included) and it is great for the children to feel like they are part of a remote classroom.  However after just one day a few things have come to light:

  • The chat should be used for work related questions otherwise a continual pinging of notifications is very distracting for children working at home and the adults/children working at school.
  • Children should not be on an unsupervised teams call with each other. We are considering how we could all check in together weekly but the details haven’t been finalised yet.
  • At the moment the work is on pdfs which cannot be edited. There are plans to rectify this as soon as possible.
  • You can attach any of the work that you have produced by opening the assignment, scrolling down and clicking add work. You can then add documents and photos.  Obviously if this doesn’t work then you can email work to me but this would be my preference.
  • Even if you are self marking and not sending an image, it would be useful if you could click ‘Hand In’ so that I know you have completed a task.

I am sure there will be other points to raise about Teams but we will learn together.

Keep up the hard work children (and parents)

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Greenhead and Mrs Hughes-Harvey

Year 6 Homework Due 9.12.20 (Wednesday)

Dear Parents/Carers,

So December is upon us and the hard work continues.  This week, we completed a series of assessments which will help inform our teaching and planning next term.  Your children worked very hard and they should be a true reflection of the knowledge and understanding which has stuck (and the areas we need to revisit).  We have also written in a journalistic style centred around the plight of Mary and completed a maths investigation where we had to find all possibilities.

In our mini adventure, we have classified invertebrates and explored biomes.  The children have begun, what promises to be another wonderful piece of artwork, with biomes as the stimulus.  I will post photos once the work is complete.

I am sure that you have seen the news about our Christmas celebrations in the final week of term.  The plan is for year 6 to have a pantomime and party day on Thursday 17th December so children are allowed to dress in their own clothes for a £1 donation to cover the cost of the virtual pantomime. Also Christmas cards need to be in school by Friday 11th December so they can be given out the following week.

Please find attached the final homework for the term Week 4 Due 9.12.20.

Many thanks for your support.

Mrs Greenhead

Year 6 Homework due 2.12.20 (Wednesday)

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope this message finds you well.  You would be so proud of your children this week – their appetite for learning never ceases to amaze me.  We have been continuing our Awesome America adventure by exploring maps of the Grand Canyon, creating wall charts about Old Faithful (the famous geyser in Yellowstone) and writing explanations with titles such as ‘How does the Grizzly Bear survive the seasons in Yellowstone National Park?’  Our maths has focussed on division and our first foray into algebra.

Keep up the hard work and don’t forget to do your homework. Week 3 Due 2.12.20

Take care

Mrs Greenhead