Welcome to Year 6
Here you will find information about our class,
home learning ideas, photos and our latest news.....
We are looking forward to welcoming some of you back to school soon, although things will be very different, we will be doing our best to be safe and happy. Don't worry if you're not planning to come back, remember all the ways to keep in touch. Phone or email school, keep up to date on this website and on Purple Mash. Take care everyone
Our learning in school for this week (15.6.20)
NEW ONLINE HOME LEARNING RESOURCES 20.4.20
The BBC has released a range of daily online lessons organised by year groups. This link is for the Year 6 content. There are 3 lessons for each day, one Maths, one English and one topic or science based. There are short clips/animations to explain the lesson then downloadable/printable activities or online quizzes/games/activities for each lesson. Some of the content may be be things we have previously done, so would be good revision. You could try some of the year 7 content if you would like a challenge or the year 3/4/5 content if you are struggling.
THE OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY
Also released today, this is a DFE approved online learning resource. Again there are 3 daily lessons, one Maths, one English and one topic based with teacher videos and activities. Again, some of the content may be things we have already done (the first topics are WW1 and evolution), but it is always worth having a look for revision. There is also an option to search by subject to try something different.
The coming weeks and possible months will see a very different approach to your child's learning. Some of you may think that you should replicate school at home following a 'school type' timetable. We would suggest that your child does 2.5/3 hours per day of 'school work', maybe following a loose timetable but be flexible.
Your child may find being at home an anxious and frustrating time so their mental well-being is of the upmost importance. Should you choose to spend one day doing something in the garden or having a mad art day then so be it!!!
We will be setting work through Purple Mash and other websites so there will be some deadlines set. You have also had home learning packs sent home for you to work through. There will also be links on this class page for you to follow.
I am aware that many Year 6's are feeling disappointed and anxious about what could be the end of their time at St Joseph's, and this is only to be expected. I have told them how proud they should be of all their hard work towards SATS and that this won't go to waste. Please reassure them that in terms of transition to secondary school, I will ensure that their new teachers are aware of their strengths and needs. Hopefully, we will manage to be back in school before the end of the summer. If not, we will organise some sort of get together celebration for them as soon as we can.
These are unprecedented times, remember to enjoy this time with your child, keep healthy and stay safe but most of all be happy and have fun together.
*PLEASE USE THE CURRICULUM LINKS BELOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING. THESE CAN BE USED IN ADDITION TO PURPLE MASH AND THE HOME LEARNING PACKS.*
Don't forget, we can keep in touch through the Class Blog on Purple Mash, let me know what you're up to and how you're getting on. If you complete a 2do, save it so that I can have a look.
Keep learning and have fun with your family. Try not to worry, we will all be back together as soon as possible.
Ideas from The Scouts for things to do at home
Free access for parents to learning support and ideas
Free access to resources and learning activities and support
Learning resources for primary schools offering video, audio and downloads for Early Years, KS1 & KS2 covering music, dance, history, collective worship, literacy and maths and some additional resources for secondary schools at KS3 & KS4