What will home learning look like?
We wanted to just update you with what ‘learning’ may look like now that the Summer Term is imminent. Firstly, please remember that when it comes to ‘home learning’ we would like you to do as little or as much of this as you can- there is absolutely no pressure. We know that many of you will be working at home yourselves, trying to teach multiple children, having challenges with internet speeds etc., so please do not worry if things don't quite go to plan. If in doubt, ask your child to pick up a book and enjoy reading, do a fun Joe Wicks workout or even just go on a minibeast hunt in the garden!
Whilst the children are missing education in school, we are sure that they are learning many wonderful life skills at home with you, as well as spending time with their families. Please be assured that our amazing team of teachers will pick up where they left off, once children return to school and everything returns to normal. In school we differentiate learning based on the needs of the children. Some teachers may be in contact with you to direct you towards the year group above/ below your child’s current year group. If for example your child is finding maths for their year group too much of a challenge, please feel free to have a look at the year group below. Likewise, you can also look at the year above.
English Home Learning
Each week, teachers will be uploading a weekly English plan to your child’s class page. This will have an activity per day along with supporting resources. Please note that you do not have to print worksheets off. Your child can simply write their answers onto a piece of paper or notebook. Teachers will also be uploading weekly spelling and grammar activities (and phonics if you are in Year 1). Please also do check your child’s class page for a range of other exciting websites that have been collated for you to use. These range from teaching videos to websites that allow you to access e-books for free.
Maths Home Learning
As you know, over the last few weeks we have been directing you to the White Rose website for maths learning. We have feedback from parents and children to say that they were really disappointed when the worksheets (which accompany the videos) were no longer freely available- we were disappointed about this too! We have made the decision as a school to purchase the ‘Premium Package’ which now means that teachers have access to the worksheets, along with some other great resources. Unfortunately, we can’t upload the worksheets to the school website but we will be sending them out via email. We will be sending the worksheets to you (via Arbor). The videos, that go with the worksheets, are still freely available on the White Rose website. We hope that you continue to find the worksheets useful but please do ask if you have any questions. If you have been accessing a year below/above for your child, then please us so that we can send you the relevant worksheet.
Below you will find a Topic choosing grid uploaded to this webpage. There will be 12 activity ideas covering a range of subjects. Some are open ended creative tasks, and some are more structured and have supporting documents uploaded alongside them. The red font indicates where there is a supporting document. As we have said before, there is no pressure to complete all of these tasks and your feedback is gratefully received. The Topic grid will stay the same until half term at least, when we will review it based on parental feedback.
If there are things that you simply do not understand about any aspect of what is on the website, please do let us know. We want to get it right, but please understand that we are just as new to this online teaching situation as you are! You can contact your teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Us teachers are really looking forward to hearing from you and your children. You are welcome to send pictures of home learning, messages or questions via the email address. However, as you know, many of us teachers have children of our own to look after and so may be completing our ‘work’ at a range of times. We also have other work to complete at home so may not be signed in to our email accounts. Therefore, an instant reply should not be expected but we will be in contact as soon as possible.
Mr Smith and Mrs Callister
English: The next series of lessons look at a wonderful book about nature called 'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane, it is full of vocabulary rich poems and spells to inspire you. Don't worry if you don't have a copy of the book, the PowerPoint has photos of the pages you may need.
This week will focus mainly on reading poems, performing and discussing and understanding some of the language choices.
Maths: Please go to the White Rose website and follow the lessons for Week 10. This week you will be learning about Ratio. The worksheets will be emailed to you. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
Please continue to visit the White Rose website for your maths input films.
This weeks English is a week long unit taken from The National Oak Academy. Follow the links on the slides to watch the lessons and then create powerful setting descriptions.
End the week with a contrasting setting description of pre and post Covid-19 Lockdown - lets look at how life has changed so much over the last few months!
For this week's home learning, please visit the White Rose website and follow the lessons for Week 8 w/c 15th June.
This week you will be continuing your learning about algebraic expressions. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
Mrs Orme will be emailing you the worksheets and the answer sheets that accompany the films. You are more than welcome to contact her or either of the Year 6 teachers if you need any support, or further resources! We have access to all of the worksheets, so if you find the work too challenging, we can always send you more appropriate work to suit your level.
Black Lives Matter has been all over the news recently, so we have used the subject to inspire this week's English.
This week you will research some influential black people and the impact they have had on modern Britain. There's even an interesting argument as an extra activity.
We hope this inspires you to find out more about the importance of equality and diversity.
For this week's home learning, please visit the White Rose website and follow the lessons for Week 7 w/c 1st June. This week you will be finding rules and beginning to learn about algebraic expressions.
The final week of your Iguana's adventure ... it's time to write your story!
Follow the Power Point below and use the documents to support you.
We can't wait to read your finished stories!
For those of you who are still following the White Rose programme, use the following link and remember that we are one week behind! So if you watch the films from 'Week 7 w/c 1st June' then Mrs Orme has emailed you the appropriate worksheets and answer sheets. This week the children are learning about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. As always, don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any support or have any questions! Enjoy :)
Here's Week 2!
This week you will be planning your adventure story for your Iguana character and creating your own toolkits to support your writing!
Start by downloading the Powerpoint 'Y6 English Home learning week2' and this will talk you through the week and explain the additional documents available to download.
As always, be creative and let us know if you need any support!
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