Letter from year 6 staff w/c 27th April

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 11:26am

Hello Everyone,

We hope you and your family are well and are managing at this unusual time.

We hope home learning is going as well as can be expected, we know it is not easy as we also have our own children working from home too. Hopefully you have been able to access some of the resources which are on the school website. Please remember that we can be contacted with any queries. This can be done through the school website under the heading ‘pupils’, just scroll down to staff contact.

As of this week the government have set up a new online school called Oak National Academy and we will be using this as the basis for our work but suggest you also take a look at BBC Bitesize as this will help you if you are unsure about any of the lessons and it will also provide challenges if you feel you could be further stretched. Having reviewed the content for Year 6, we feel that the English and Maths sequence of lessons are of good quality and well worth following. The links for these are on the school website in the Pupils section for Y6.

At the moment we can only see the schedule on a weekly basis so unfortunately we are unable to see the content for next week. If you have not already done so we would appreciate it if you could have a go at these lessons.

English

This week’s English lessons are all about Newspaper Reports. We have already looked at these earlier this year so this unit should build on some of the skills we focussed on back then and take your work to the next level.

 

Each of the five English lessons begins and ends with a quiz. These are not essential to the lesson but will help you to see how much progress you are making and show you which areas you need to practice.

 

An online teacher will guide you through your main activity in a videoed lesson. This can be paused whilst you do your own work. The teacher will tell you exactly what to do. Whilst you can’t actually ask questions about the task (We know some of you LOVE to ask questions) you can rewind the video if you are unsure.

 

Lesson 1 and 2 are reading comprehensions

Lesson 3 is all about identifying the features of a newspaper report

Lesson 4 is about using direct speech in order to write quotes

Lesson 5 is when you have the opportunity to plan and write a newspaper report.

 

The lessons include daily spelling practice and a test on Fridays. Remember that you can improve your skills using Spelling Shed!

 

Don’t forget to read whilst you are at home. Read to yourself, to an adult, share stories with brothers and sisters! Listen to stories on BBC teach. There are also some great links for reading on the school website.

 

Maths

On Oak Academy this week’s maths lessons are about fractions. We have done lots of work on this already so it should be good revision. Like the English lessons, there is a video for you to watch then there is a main activity for you to complete. Don’t worry if you find some of it tricky – just have a go and enjoy learning.

During our school maths lessons, we always do some daily calculations.  On the school website we have attached 100 Arithmetic questions for you to have a go at.

Another brilliant resource which you could use for maths is the Whiterose Maths Home Learning lessons  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ It is similar to Oak Academy as it has a video to watch and some questions to do.

We have seen that lots of you have been on TT Rockstars – well done. Remember if you’ve lost your password then email us and we will send you it again. Keep learning your tables so you can increase you speed and number of coins.

Foundation Subjects

There are weekly lessons for other subjects such as history, science, art and modern foreign languages. Having looked at these sessions our children will be familiar with the Science as we were currently studying that subject as schools closed, so we would recommend having a go at that too. The content of the other lessons is also good but not necessarily what we were teaching in Year 6, however there is no harm in having a go at these.

This week’s timetable includes:
History: What caused the First World War to break out?


Spanish: El alfabeto y los números (counting)

Science: What is the Theory of Evolution?
History: Why were so many lives lost on the Western Front?
Art: Texture Treasure Hunt

 

 

Sing up is always available if you would like to have a sing we did notice they have a few fairly recent pop songs, that you might like to sing, have a search. Of course you can always do one of our favourites -https://www.singup.org/song-bank/song/896-rhythmic-scientific/

 

Log in to Sing up is office.moldgreen@kirkleeseducation.uk and password is moldgreen.

Go noodle also has some fun dances for you to do at home look at the family section

https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

We understand that it is sometimes tricky learning at home but we really hope that you enjoy these lessons! It’s not the same as us all being together but hopefully we will all be back at Moldgreen soon, once it is safe to do so.

 

In the mean time we will be ringing you over the next week to check in to see how you are doing and how learning is going. Parents take note, the number will come up as No Caller ID, so if this comes up on your phone it is probably us.

Be good, be kind, be patient and look after yourself and others. Be the wonderful children that we know you are!

 

Kind regards

Mr Millington and Mr Norris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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