In Science this term we are looking at light and how we see. We decided for our school Science Week to get up close and personal with some real eyes to dissect and look at in detail. All the children were able to describe the different parts of the eye and how we see images. Everyone had a great time working scientifically, asking questions and getting involved. There were some surprises (sorry Lola-Rose!) and the children thoroughly enjoyed this practical activity.
Welcome to Year 6!
Our essential question this term:
Should equality include everyone and everything?
Spring Term Two
Welcome to our FINAL week of home learning! How exciting that we will ALL be back together next week!
This week will have 4 days of timetabled activities with World Book Day on Friday! Your packs for World Book Day will be available to collect from Monday from the front of the school.
Like last week I will be working from school. Mrs Gwyther will be available in the mornings to respond to any questions you have that you post on the blog and I will be available in the afternoon between making calls to you at home. Please be patient, we want to help everyone and will respond as soon as we can.
Please read below carefully so you know what you need to do.
1. As well as the welcome message and register on Purple Mash, there will be a message from me linked on the class plan - Click on the day of the week.
2. The timetable has links added that will take you straight to your pre-recorded lessons AND the worksheet you will be answering questions from. This is so you are opening the right lesson on the right day. Always watch the lesson before accessing the task.
3. You all have a Purple Mash work folder. On the timetable I have highlighted the pieces of work that you need to upload each day so I can see your work and give feedback. You do not have to upload the fluency activities such as handwriting etc unless you need help but these do need completing and keeping for when you return to school. All work needs to have a title and a date that is underlined please.
4. If you are unsure how to upload to your work folder, please watch the video below.
5. Under each day of the week you will find any worksheets you need and they are also linked in the planning. These do not need printing. You can complete them on paper and where answers are provided you can mark them yourself with an adult to check your understanding.
6. In Purple Mash there are extension activities each day. These are not compulsory. You may complete these AFTER you have finished your timetabled work for the day if you would like to.
7. Under each day of the week you will find a link to an end of day story for you to enjoy. Click on 'End of Day Story' on the plan or on the page.
You MUST watch the pre-recorded lesson where provided BEFORE you attempt any of the work set. This will give you the opportunity to hear extra instructions, see real examples and for you to go at your own pace through them so you can re-watch or pause. The pre-recorded videos are added to the plan as a hyperlink, the text will appear blue on the planning page and when you right-click on it it will take you to the correct webpage.
If you or the adult at home assisting you in your learning are finding anything tricky you can contact me in a number of ways. Firstly, you can leave me a note on the Blog asking questions that I can answer. If you would prefer you can email the office at email@example.com and I will reply as soon as I can.
Have a great week
Websites for Children to access additional learning
Update from the Government on home-learning
The Government has now compiled an initial list of online educational resources to help children learning at home.
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
Please click on the following links that will lead you to the online resources, and where needed I will refer to these in our weekly timetable.
Audible have a great selection of stories that your children can get involved in, which are free:
Epic is an online book library that gives your child access to over 40,000 books. They are offering 30 days FREE for parents. https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIk42_13x6AIVCs53Ch3RegBfEAAYASAAEgL9y_D_BwE
Leader in Me
On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too.
This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.