WELCOME TO OUR YEAR GROUP'S VIRTUAL PAGE.
We hope the children have a fantastic Half Term! We have some exciting new topics and subjects for when they return.
We will be continuing to do Live lessons on Google Meet at 09:00AM and 11:00AM every day (some may be slightly later, please check the schedule sent out on Thursday)
If your children have any issues logging on or with accessing Google Classroom then please use the Online Learning support form on the School website. (Please note the majority of issues with accessing Google Classroom have simply been children entering their login details incorrectly so please check this first before contacting).
If your child is unable to access Online Learning because of a lack of suitable device or internet access, please contact the school asap so we can make alternative arrangements.
All lessons continue to be set on Google Classroom.
REMOTE EDUCATION UPDATE - DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION
The Government have published updated guidance and resources that have been produced by the Department for Education in partnership with the education sector, this includes the BBC.
They have published a list of Online resources that you can access here
These resources cover various subjects and age groups and if you feel it beneficial, may be used to supplement the resources already being set on our eLearning platforms each day.
We are also directing parents to the Department for Education’s - Oak National Academy, which is a new, high-quality collection of lessons and online resources. It has been set up in response to school closures and is supported by the government. From Monday 20 April, it will offer video lessons by teachers for primary and secondary school children in a range of core curriculum subjects.
Also from today the BBC also launching BBC Bitesize Daily. This is a new service which will deliver a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, the BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, with curriculum relevant offers across the UK.
Together, this comprehensive package is aimed at minimising disruption to children’s education and providing rhythm and routine in these challenging times.
These resources are available to you and are intended to be used in addition to the resources already being set on our eLearning platforms each day by your child’s class teacher.
The BBC have also created - Parents' Toolkit: SEND with resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.
PURPLE MASH - 2DO - GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS.
THIS WEEKS WRITING TASK
We will set an English lesson on Google Classroom Monday to Wednesday this week It should take between 60-90 minutes. Live lessons will take place every morning at 11:00 Am or 11:45 Am (Please check the schedule).
Each lesson will be linked to a topic over two or three weeks. This week we will start a new topic on ‘non-chronological reports’.
We will continue to upload a video of us reading a little more of our class novel ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio each day.
Lessons will be part of a sequence where the next day’s lesson follows on from the previous one. It is really important Year 6 Children try and do the English lesson every day to avoid missing out on parts of the learning.
THIS WEEKS READING TASK
We hope you can continue to motivate your child to read regularly. We know it is challenging, particularly as libraires are closed.
We ask Year 6 children to aim to read at least 10 pages of their book a day, or for twenty minutes. They can also do book quizzes using the Accelerated reader website
Username: E.g., if name is Tom Jones then it would be tjone. If Lily Philpot it would be lphil
We have just subscribed to ‘MyOn’, which has lots of books children can read online then do Accelerated Reader quizzes on.
THIS WEEKS MATHS TASK
We will set a Maths lesson on Google Classroom every day. It should take between 60-90 minutes. ‘Live’ lessons will take place every morning at 09:00 Am or 09:45 Am (Please check the schedule).
This week's focus will be ‘Measurement’.
Each Maths lesson uses information built up from the previous lessons so it is important your child does the Maths lesson every day. There are also extension questions to extend those children who are particularly confident with the lesson that day.
THIS WEEKS SCIENCE TASK
Our Science topic this term continues to be ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. This week’s lesson will be on the role of fossils in developing our understanding Evolution.
We will set one Science lesson a week on Wednesdays. It should take 60-90 minutes to complete.
THIS WEEKS NON-CORE TASK
We will set lessons in the following subjects on Google Classroom.
Monday: Geography - This half-term’s focus is ‘Trade and Economic Activity’ and this week we will be learning about the UK’s major natural resources.
Tuesday: D.T - This half-term’s focus is ‘CAMS (Mechanical Toys) and this week we will be understanding, through research, how a CAM mechanism works.
Thursdays: French – Each week children will revise and learn new French vocabulary and sentence structures.
Friday: P.S.H.E – This half term’s focus is ‘Mental Health and Fake Images’ and this week we will be learning to identify and talk about a range of feelings.
Each lesson should take up 60-90 minutes to complete.
SPREAD THE HAPPINESS
THIS WEEKS SPREAD THE HAPPINESS TASK
We are big fans of this website ‘Draw With Rob’ which shows children how to draw a range of range of silly things. Why not have a go!