Letter from Mrs Morrell - School Closure Y6 Resources etc
The following letter is included in the pack of resources that I have prepared for your child.
As a result of school closure, I have prepared work for your child to complete while they are at home. Your child has worked extremely hard and I want to continue to support them during this difficult time.
All Y6 children have access to the following websites:
I will continue to set and mark weekly homework as usual and the children can also log on and use the separate lessons and resources at any time.
Children can complete activities on here as often as possible.
Children can complete activities on here as often as possible
I have attached a sheet with the passwords for all these sites for your child.
Your child will also bring home the following:
In order to support your child, please ensure that they complete these tasks in small ‘chunks’ rather than expecting them to complete hours of work. Below is an example of what they might complete in a day:
Other resources you could access include the website Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search
This website has offered a month of free access to their resources. In order to access this you need to go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.
If you have used the classroom dojo code which was sent home earlier this week, your child will be able to message me if they have any questions about their work. I will use the dojos to reward the children for completing any online activities – as I will be able to monitor these.
Thank you for your support.
School Closure Resources
Here are some resources to use and guide you at home during the school closure.
Here are some links to webpages which have information for parents and children about using the internet safely:
Children's University Spring Challenges
Below are some Children's University Challenges that can be completed at home to earn additional credits.
There is also an extra weekly challenge that can earn you 2 more credits! These images are also available on the Latest News Page on our website home page. If you have any issues please contact the school office or our Children's University representative Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Welcome to Year 6!
This half term we are covering the following topics:
In this topic, the children will be planning and carrying out a series of simple electrical circuit investigations, exploring the effect of voltage on electrical circuit components, investigate and create a dimmer switch and create a working electrical prototype and identify possible improvements.
The children will be learning about South America. In this topic the children will know where South America is located and the countries within it, know that the Incan Empire was located in South America, know that the Andes mountains have varied terrain, know that farming and energy production are important to Brazil's economy and know that deforestation is a major threat to biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest.
We will be covering the units - Dance -Step to the Beat and Football
The children will be learning about Blogging and Online safety.
RE- Easter - Who was Jesus? and Exploring Easter Celebrations Worldwide
For more information about the Year 6 curriculum - please click here.
INTRODUCING THE STAFF
Class teachers - Mrs Morrell and Mrs Babcock
Teaching Assistants- Mrs Tudor and Mrs Rees
THINGS TO REMEMBER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Please try to read every night at home. This can be a reading book from school, a book you already have at home or a library book. It is still really important for your child to expand their vocabulary and develop their reading stamina. They should be reading for at least 30 minutes every night.
Literacy homework will be sent home in a book. It will be set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. We expect all children to complete their homework and return it on time. Please speak to a member of the Year 6 team if your child needs help with their homework. We offer support at lunchtime for any child who needs it.
Numeracy homework will be sent home in a book and the children will also be set a mymaths task each week. Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. We expect all children to complete their homework. Please speak to a member of the Year 6 team if your child needs help with their homework. We offer the use of computers at lunchtime if your child can't complete their mymaths homework at home. Passwords for mymaths are inside your child's homework diary.
Spellings are set on a Monday and are tested on a Friday. The children's spelling scores will be sent home by text on a Friday so you can see how your child is doing.
PE Sessions- are on a Tuesday and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that full PE kits are in school and earrings are removed for these sessions.
We will regularly update this section as soon as events are organised.
Y6 visit to Chocolate Whirled - Thursday 7th May. A letter will be sent out with all the details.
Year 6 SATs week- Monday 11th May - Thursday 14th May 2020. Please speak to a member of the Y6 team if you have any questions about the SATs tests or SATs week itself. We will arrange a meeting for parents later in the year.
Year 6 Residential holiday- the children will be visiting Colomendy in Wales from Friday 12th June until Sunday 14th June.
Year 6 High School Transition Day- Thursday 25th June. You will receive more information from your child's high school nearer the time.