Year 6 Home Learning
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, I would like to say thank you for your support and visiting this page. As a school, we are committed to supporting you all through this current situation and will do our very best for you all.
The page will be refreshed as often as possible to provide you with purposeful learning opportunities and practical advice to keep you all busy for the foreseeable future.
I will provide a link so that you can email me with any questions, ideas or support if you feel you need to. This will be responded to during school hours. New links to learning sites will be added frequently.
Thank you and keep well.
Ms Grange and Mrs Hallett
If you need any support, please send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Sports Week - 22nd June to 26th June
NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT WEEK 2020
With young people set to miss out on their main school Sports Day this summer, the Youth Sport Trust is taking its annual National School Sport Week campaign beyond the school gates to parents and families - reinvented as National School Sport Week at Home.
Taking place from 22 to 26 June, the UK-wide campaign will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the chance to capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they have been missing out on during weeks of school closures and social distancing.
All you need to do is choose, challenge and capture your sporting efforts from the choices of activities attached. Do this for each day this week and submit them all together by Sunday 28th June 2020 to receive a certificate for your achievements.
Good luck! :)
* There are no limits to the number of activities you choose each day!
Summer Term Week 1
Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed the lovely weather staying at home. It still feels very strange not getting ready to return to school after the Easter break and preparing for our final term together.
To help with learning at home, I will be adding more resources each week for you to try at home but will also be adding weekly activities or tasks onto our Google Classroom. Some of the activities that I add to this page will be booklets of activities that you can dip into over time rather than completing in one week, particularly for Maths (which will include some games and investigations).
Thank you to the parents already using Maths with Parents, I am enjoying reading your comments. Don't forget to have a look at the Charanga site for a musical interlude! Remember, if you have any questions, you can still email me and I will be checking our Google Classroom throughout the week. If you can, send me some photos of you completing some of the activities and, with your parents permission, I can put them onto our class page. Stay safe everyone.
Hello, we hope you are all staying safe and keeping well. It has been strange getting used to the new arrangements but there have been lots of activities available to keep the children busy and hopefully they have enjoyed them. Here are a few (optional!) activities to keep the family busy over the Easter break:
Print or draw the Easter egg template to colour/design for our competition - take a photo of the finished entry and email to the office by Easter Monday - firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete this time Capsule activity booklet - you are part of a historical event that people will talk about for years to come, why not record it? You could design your own booklet in your own style if you aren't able to print it!
Create a Spring or Easter scene using real eggs - decorate them and make it fun, be as creative as you can! The link above will give you some ideas but see if you can think of something original! Again, photographs of your entries to be emailed to the office by Easter Monday - email@example.com
Yoga activities for a peaceful break, calm and refreshed mind (and it comes with a lovely sheet to colour in!)
We would love you to share your work, ideas and activities with us. Your competition entries should be sent to the office and any project or class work you have completed can be sent to your child's teacher on their year group email address (see class pages).
Look after yourselves and each other, have a good Easter break!
I hope that you are all keeping well and safe. Each week, I will add more resources to support the children learning at home. Please remember, if you need any support, just send a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Each week, I will be adding units to the Maths with Parents online learning site and I have just added a link to Charanga, which is a Music site. I have also added a link to STEM learning home packs, which have a Science and Maths focus but have lots of fun ideas to keep children entertained as well as projects for them to complete. These are ideas to support you and to keep the children engaged.
Take care everyone.
Welcome to Chestnut!
Welcome to Chestnut Class, we are now getting back into the swing of things and the children are settling into their final year at Ryedene. Our topic for this term is World War II and we have already visited The Imperial War Museum. Next half term we will be visiting a local care home to talk to some of the residents who actually lived through World War II and finding out what it was like first hand. We have also completed our first set of Mock SATs to give the children an idea of what they are like ready for May 2020. Children will soon be coming home with revision guides and we would like to ask you to support your children with their revision so that b the time they have to sit their SATs, they are feeling more confident. This is a busy term for us and we are looking forward to sharing different events with you.
Thank you to the parents who attended our first Parent Meeting. During this meeting, we discussed visiting secondary schools and applying for them, the Year 6 residential trip to Kingswood and also SATs week and what we will be doing to prepare the children for their SATs next May. SATs week is from Monday 11th May to Thursday 14th May 2020. If you have any questions, please talk to your child's teachers.
We had a lovely visit to The Imperial War Museum where the children got to see many artefacts from World War II (and even some from World War I). They were interested by the guns, tanks and other weapons that were on display and particularly enjoyed 'walking through the trenches'.
We have been reading Goodnight Mister Tom to give the children a better understanding of what life was like during World War II, especially for children who had been evacuated. Please encourage your child to read this book as it will support their understanding of life during World War II, particularly during the second half term when we will be looking more closely into life as an evacuee.
This term in Science, we have been investigating light sources and shadows. The children will be using a torch to investigate how shadows change depending on where a light source is in relation to an object. uring the second half term, we will be exploring circuits and drawing circuit diagrams using the correct symbols.
Please join us for our Parent morning on 15th November. Our activities will be based on our World War II topic. We will be cracking codes, designing and making Anderson shelters, using our measuring skills to draw and make gas mark boxes and enjoy some wartime cooking.