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Year 6 Summer Term w/c 20.04.20

Weekly Update: Monday 20th  April 2020

 

Dear All,

        We hope you are all well and would like to thank you so much for all the communication you have sent to us to help us all stay in touch. We have added a new slideshow to share your recent photos and this includes some amazing ‘most delicious chocolate somethings’.  Given that we sadly couldn’t taste these it seemed only right to say they were all winners. We have been so impressed at the variety of things children have been doing – baking, drawing, gardening, computer art, keeping diaries, newsletters, sculpting to name but a few of these. Being creative, exercising and playing, reading and practising key skills is fantastic – and staying healthy, mentally and physically, comes at the top of the list.

 

Please excuse the long length of this update – we promise to keep things shorter next week but we have quite a lot of information to communicate as we finish our ‘Easter holidays’ and restart the term.

 

We will be providing a block of work weekly for the next few weeks. We have tried as far as possible to provide activities to encourage independent learning however, one or two may require a discussion partner within your household and children may just need reassurance, and a little clarification about a task or skill.

 

Weekly Work for week commencing 20th April   (see uploaded files below this update)

English: River Poems

My Maths Tasks (available via login)

Geography: Rivers

Science: Electricity and Circuits

Art: Henry Moore

A read aloud of the River poems is available via the link emailed to you.

Please email your own River poems to us by Sunday 26th April.

 

We do not by any means expect children to complete all of the weekly block of work; there is more than enough provided to allow some choice.  Our daily recommendation based on your feedback and what we believe will be most beneficial to the children is outlined below. We will track the My Maths work to help us set new lessons. In addition we will ask for one task a week (Geography, Science, English or Art) to be emailed as a photo or document.  Please continue to send the lovely photos and we will put these up on the website weekly.

 

Daily Recommendation

Reading

Maths

From the weekly work

Exercise

Self-chosen tasks

Half an hour daily

45-60 minutes daily

60 minutes daily to include some recording/writing

60 minutes+ daily

As needed from previously sent links or own learning.

 

Whether you organise this as a morning block with a break or in sessions throughout the day will depend on your own child and how it fits in with the whole family.  Often children seem to prefer the reading as an evening activity before bed; again be guided by what works for all of you. Most parents have said they have found it useful to establish some sort of routine which works for them.

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

These are daily lessons which can be used in addition to the weekly work we have provided. In particular our Year 6 children may want to look at the short Maths and English tasks which are specifically linked to the Year 6 National Curriculum. The children had already been taught almost everything on the Y6 curriculum prior to the end of March closure. For some these Bitesize lessons will be quick and straightforward revisiting. However for others it may be an even more useful second chance to understand and master something they were unsure of.

There are other Bitesize daily lessons available in a variety of subjects which may be part of the self-chosen activities if they interest children.

 

And that’s it!

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