Year 6

Returning to school on the 15th June, 2020
 
Please see the video below to show you the new route into school on Monday.  We hope to see you soon!

Eschools Home School Learning
 
Good morning Year 6. Eschools is now live. Head over to it, log on, see what's what and send me a message. 
 
Daily lessons include, maths - white rose, maths arithmetic, grammar and also Fiction Express.
The Children’s University of Manchester
 
The Children's University of Manchester is an amazing interactive online resource. Click the link below to explore what it has to offer! 
Learning By Questions @ Home
 
LbQ have launched a new platform (seperate from Mr Colling's daily tasks) which has hundreds of online classroom resources that children can work through at their own pace while receiving marking and feedback as they go. In the current uncertain climate, this is another effective learning resources to educate your children while they cannot attend school. Why not keep the children occupied with high-quality questions that boost learning and grow confidence?
Access the website by clicking the picture below.
Learning By Questions
 
A 3 letter/digit code will be added here each day relating to tasks set on the Learning By Questions app or website for your child to complete. 
 
THE CODE FOR TUESDAY 21st APRIL IS:
 
Please log into your eschools to access the code
You can find it by navigating to 'My Class'and finding the Online Learning Platform - Learning By Questions project 
SumDog
 
Sumdog is ideal for home learning. Each day, like Learning By Questions, live maths and spellings activities will be set. Log into the website by clicking the link below or by downloading the   app or and complete the activities. 

Learning about online safety at home

 

Each fortnight, we 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.

French
 
As another resource for home learning, we have managed to get free pupil access to the French website that we use in school. 
 
Children can log on from home using:
 
 
username: misschazot@earlystart.co.uk
password: french2020
 
Please do not try to change the password, as it will stop anyone else using it. 
Meet the team
 
Mr Colling is the Year 6 class teacher and after getting his teeth stuck into the Year 6 curriculum for the past three years, he's ready for another year!
 
Mr Colling is also our PE and Science Co-ordinator, and will be working super-hard to make sure that Year 6 have a broad and balanced curriculum - and that they have FUN!
 
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Mrs Bott is our new Year 6 Teaching Assistant and has been supporting our wonderful Year 2's in the previous academic year. She is ready for the new adventures in everything Year 6 and she's sure that they're going to be the best class yet :)
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Home learning

 

Home learning tasks will be set on a Monday, and are due in on the following Monday.  This may take a variety of forms, depending on your child's class, individual needs, and their current area of learning.  Spellings are set weekly; each child has 10 words to practise at home as well as spelling sentences; these are all based on the National Curriculum word bank, and we appreciate your support in practising these at home.  In addition to this, it is vital that your child is reading daily, and that reading records are signed at least three times weekly and seen in school on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Secondary School Placements

 

As you may be aware, you can start applying for secondary school placements within the community and surrounding areas as of the 12th September. We would highly recommend you do this sooner than later, as the closing date for applications is the 15th January 2020. Offers will be made on the 16th April 2020, with a deadline for parents of the 30th April 2020 to accept or decline the offer.

We have already scheduled a class visit to Whitworth Park School on the 17th September.

 

PE

 

PE lessons will be held on a  Monday and Friday afternoons. PE kit should consist of: black shorts, trainers and a change of top (a school t-shirt in house colours).

 

All of these tasks will soon be going live on eschools where you will be able to send me your finished pieces of work. 
 
April 20th - Today you will be receiving a message relating to our new eschools learning platform. The platoform will soon go live, whereby all work will then be set from there. 
 
April 3rd - Chester Zoo are opening our VIRTUAL GATES for the second time!
You are invited to JOIN THE FUN, as they take you on virtual tour of of our zoo for a whole day of ANIMAL ANTICS, fun facts, and exclusive behind the scenes knowledge from our AMAZING zoo keeper team!

10:00 Meerkats (WARNING: There may be new babies!)
11:00 Eastern black rhinos
12:00 Beautiful birds (feat. weaver birds building nests and lilac breasted rollers swooping for insects)
13:00 Poison dart frogs
14:00 Jaguars
15:00 Okapi
 
Your task this time is  to create some animal portraits of the animals you see. Happy Friday everyone! 
have a safe and fun weekend! 
 
 
2nd April - Learn the alphabet in British Sign Language:
https://www.british-sign.co.uk/fingerspelling-game/

Can you spell your name? How many seconds did it take you?
 
Greetings:
 
1st April - This morning I'd like you to complete the word search. Have fun! 
 
31st March - In art we have been learning about Banksy. Today's task is to use the PowerPoint and create your own Banksy style portrait. 
 
30th March -  Today, I'd like you to visit The Great Wall of China! Walk its walls using the VR tool and gaze upon China's most famous attraction. After you've walked the walls, create an advertising poster attracting other people to visit also!
Use the link below to take you on a VR tour. 
 
 
 
 
27th March - Today Chester Zoo are opening their virtual gate, via Facebook, from 10am. So, break up the boardom of being at home and, for the first time ever, enjoy a whole day of animal antics, live from your sofa! Many of your favorites will be shown:
 
 10:00  Red pandas 
11:00  Rothschild's giraffes 
12:00  Asian elephants 
13:00  Butterflies 
14:00  Sun bears 
14:30 Sumatran tigers 
14:45 Humboldt penguins 
16:00 Aquarium
 
As a task, illustrate an animal from above and take note of its adaptations. 
 
Happy viewing! 
Fiction Express
 
As with daily activities set on Learning By Questions and Sumdog, I'd like us to create a whole class reading experience from home using Fiction Express. I will choose one book a week for us to read,  and ask children to read 1 chapter per day completing the quiz at the end of the chapter.
 
Monday 20th April-Chapter 1  
Tuesday 21st April - Chapter 2
Wednesday 22nd April - Chapter 3 
Thursday 23rd April - Chapter 4 
Friday 24th April  - Chapter  5
 
This weeks book is:

The Curse of Castle Drago 

The Curse of Castle Drago
BP Educational Service
 
BP Educational Service have some fantastic free Spring themed activities. 
Click the picture below to access the BP Educational Service website. 

Twinkl Home Learning Hub - New ideas, everyday!

 

Each day you'll find a new set of daily activities to get involved with on the Twinkl Home Learning Hub. Each day, qualified Twinkl teachers will provide book readings, live lessons, positive news updates and more. They'll be bringing you activities from their partners too, to help fill your days and offer some much-needed variety. Activities will be listed the day before - giving you enough time to get prepped and set up for the next day's learning.

Find your own approach. Don't worry about recreating school at home. But - if you're looking for ideas, or a way of adding a bit of routine into your day, you'll find it  y clicking the Twinkl logo below.

Extra Home Learning Packs

Keep your child busy and learning in the event that their school closes by downloading this great pack of resources. With a range of fun, engaging and challenging activities, children will practise fundamental skills and reinforce concepts that have already been taught to them during year 6. This is the perfect pack to download and use until your child is able to return to school.

Genius Maths
Physical Education
 
Stay fit and healthy! Activities you could do with your child: If school is closed but your child does not need to selfisolate you may consider …. Some sort of physical activity. The Chief Medical Officers guidelines for young people is to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Examples of moderate intensity activities include, walking, playing outside in a park, riding a scooter, cycling, ball games etc. Reduce the time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity. Aim to spread activity throughout the day. All activities should make you breathe faster and feel warmer, above all make it fun and something the children enjoy.
 
Other activities you could do with your child:
Physical activity ideas from https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities
Joe Wicks on Youtube is doing daily workouts for children
Comic Kids Yoga on Youtube
 
Useful websites
https://plprimarystars.com/for-families (activities for KS1 and KS2 children) 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (activities for Ks1 and Ks2 children) 

T. 01388 816 078
E. kingstreet@durhamlearning.net