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Overview and ongoing tasks

 

Just a reminder of your tasks:

Maths - Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri

English - Tasks set for the week (uploaded on Monday)

Guided Reading - Mon, Weds, Fri

Bug Club

Rockstars

Optional Foundation tasks (until summer holidays)

Transition booklet (until summer holidays)

Also, remember to check your new school website regularly as they will be uploading transition activities on there for you.

 

If you have any questions, or wish to send me any of your completed work, then please feel free to e-mail me on iattrill@collegetownprimary.com.

Happy Monday Year 6!

 

Can you believe we enter July this week and your last few weeks at College Town?  Hope you had lots of fun in the sun last week, it was a scorcher!

 

I will be uploading the daily tasks as always and remember to e-mail me if you have any questions (iattrill@collegetownprimary.com).

 

Take care, stay alert.

Mrs Attrill

Happy Monday Year 6!

 

Hope you had a good weekend and managed to get out between showers.  We're in for some hot weather this week so lots more opportunity to get outside.

 

I enjoyed seeing many of you in school last week.  

 

I will continue to upload home learning daily.

 

Take care,

Mrs Attrill

Hello Year 6!

 

As of today I will be back in school with 'Bubble C' so I will do a weekly update but will load up the Home Learning PDF files each day as normal.

 

I hope everyone is well.  Please continue to e-mail me but I'm afraid I will not be able to answer as quickly.

 

Stay safe,

Mrs Attrill

It's Monday again!

 

Hope you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine and that you're ready for the week ahead.  I had a lovely time down at the beach with my family, although I did get a little sunburnt! 

 

Your tasks for the week for English are here as well as Maths and Guided Reading.

 

Please e-mail me if you have any questions. (iattrill@collegetownprimary.com)

 

Stay safe,

Mrs Attrill

It's Friday!

 

How can it be already?  Hope you've all managed to complete the tasks this week and that they've given you plenty of challenge. 

 

We're really looking forward to seeing some more of you back at school next week.

 

Hope you have a great weekend,

Mrs Attrill

Happy Thursday!

 

Just your Maths task today.  Hopefully the rain hasn't dampened your spirits too much?

 

Take care,

Mrs Attrill

Hello Year 6,

 

Maths and Guided Reading Tasks await you today.  Hope you're keeping your brains active?  Has anyone managed to make a start on any of the foundation projects?

 

Don't forget to look at your transition booklet.  I know some more of you will be joining us in school next week so we will be able to look at it in more depth together - it will be great to see you.

 

Take care,

Mrs Attrill

Hello Y6,

 

Hope you're well.  Here's a little riddle for you to get your brains working this morning:

 

What's bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?

 

Feel free to email me the answer! (iattrill@collegetownprimary.com)

 

Take care,

Mrs Attrill

Happy Monday Year 6!

 

Hope you're all well and that you had a lovely weekend (despite it being a little fresh!).  I hope you're all ready for your new and exciting tasks for this week.  I received some fantastic English work last week and I'd love to see some more.  Perhaps you could email me some, or even any of the foundation tasks you've made a start on or completed?

 

How are you finding the transition booklet?

 

I would love to hear from you (iattrill@collegetownprimary.com).

 

Take care and, as always, stay safe,

Mrs Attrill

Hi everyone,

 

I can't believe it's Friday already.  Hope you've all had a good week and that you've got something nice planned for the weekend?  Maybe you're going to meet family for the first time since lockdown?  Maybe you're going to have some well earned PJ time?  Whatever you're planning - have fun!

 

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Attrill

Hello!

 

What a change in the weather!  Hope you still managed to get outside for a bit, even if it was in the rain.  Has anyone started a new hobby or challenged themselves to achieve something during lockdown?  

 

Hope everyone is well.  Stay safe and stay alert.

 

Take care,

Mrs Attrill

Good morning Year 6!

 

Hope you and your families are well and that you're enjoying time together as well as completing your learning tasks.  We have been so lucky with the weather - my little boy and I have certainly made the most of being outdoors for the last few weeks.  Have you managed to get out and exercise?  Would love to hear what you've been up to - feel free to ping me an email (iattrill@collegetownprimary.com).

 

Hopefully you've had a chance to look at the Transition booklet.  It will really help you as you come to the end of your time at College Town and prepare yourself for your secondary journey - exciting times!

 

Take care, stay safe

Mrs Attrill

Morning!

 

Hope everyone is well and that yesterday wasn't too much of a shock to the system!  Try to make the most of the sunshine today as it is going to be cooling off as of tomorrow.

 

Stay safe,

Mrs Attrill

Hi Year 6!

 

It's Mrs Attrill here!  Hope you're all well, staying safe and that you've had a restful half term.  I miss you all!  As you know, Mrs Farrant and Mr Tatum will now be in school full time, so I will be updating the website daily with learning tasks for those of you who will continue to be at home.  All Maths tasks will be on here as PDF files now so it does mean there are more things to open from the school website direct. 

 

Just a reminder of your tasks:

Maths - Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri

English - Tasks set for the week (uploaded on Monday)

Guided Reading - Mon, Weds, Fri

Bug Club

Rockstars

Optional Foundation tasks (until summer holidays)

Transition booklet (until summer holidays)

Also, remember to check your new school website regularly as they will be uploading transition activities on there for you.

 

If you have any questions, or wish to send me any of your completed work, then please feel free to e-mail me on iattrill@collegetownprimary.com.

 

Take care,

Mrs Attrill

Hello Y6,

 

Friday is here and it's a good one, no more work on the website for nine days (it will reappear from 1st June)! 

 

What else to say but try and enjoy the break as best you can. The situation we find ourselves in is far from ideal, but we know you well enough to be sure that you and your families can make the best of. 

 

We'll see either in class or online on Monday 1st June be safe and well until then.

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Morning Y6,

 

Are you enjoying the weather? We do hope so, it's been amazing these past few days; even lockdown-lite (which is what we're guessing this phase should be known as) is tolerable with sunshine to accompany it - sort of!

 

Hopefully, despite the weather, you're still finding time to get your learning done, speaking of which, today's is below. If you have any questions or need any help please email (ptatum@collegetownprimary.com). As well as the work below please carry on with the English you've been set as well as Rock Stars and Bug Club.

 

Be well, 

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Howdee Y6,

 

That's right, we're going to try out different greetings for a couple of days, seems like fun. 

 

Let's cut straight to the chase though shall we (it seems like the cowboy/cowgirl thing to do!); your learning is below...you know what to do!

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Buenos dias Y6,

 

We hope this message finds you in fine form and staying safe. 

 

So how have you been getting on with the little word-base thinking challenges we've been setting? We're going to change direction a little today a pose a philosopical question for you to ponder. Ready, here it is:

 

What is freedom? 

 

Have a ponder and maybe try and bring it up in discussion at some point - it's a thinker!

 

Back to business, your maths for today is below. You know the drill by now, the rest of it you already have or is available via specific websites.

 

Have a good day,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Morning Y6,

 

A bit more language-play for you today: what do these words have in common?

 

- Transport, transpire, tranlate, transition and translate

 

Like last time, there's a fairly straight forward answer but then there's one that will require a little more digging - get to work Y6!

 

As well as this thinking and research, your learning for today (and the week in some cases) is below - please also continue with Joe Wicks workouts, Bug Club, TT Rock Stars and Numbots. 

 

When you look below you'll notice there's an extra file or two; we've set the maths up differently with the extensions on different sheets and you'll find the project file posted again - we thought some of you might need a little nudge in this regard!

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Good morning Y6,

 

So did you notice the unintentional mistake yesterday? If not have another look and see if you can spot it. That's right, even teachers make mistakes - not that you ever thought they didn't of course!

 

Your work, as is usual, can be found below; a little bit of maths, in challenge format, and some SATs style reading questions - just in case you were missing them!

 

Take care year 6, have a lovely weekend,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Good morning Y6,

 

A bit of word play for you today. We'd like to to think about how these words are linked: subtraction, detract, extract, distract, and tractor. There's a shallow answer that we think you should get; if that's the case, can you dig a little deeper? 

 

Anyway we'll leave you with that and the maths learning below. Please also spend some time on your English Task, Bug Club and either Rock Stars or Numbots. 

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Maths Learning - Thursday 13th May

Good morning Y6,

 

Today you're going to learn a new word, caveat (kav-ee-at). It comes from the Latin 'caveat emptor' and orginally meant 'the buyer beware' as in someone buying something should be careful as things might not be as they seem. These days it tends to be used by itself and means that certain things need to happen before another, i.e. a caveat for you getting your pocket money might be that you tidy your room to a certain standard.

 

We won't tell you why we've chosen this word on this day (there is a reason, if you can guess it we'll give you a prize!) but there it is, caveat, try and use it in a sentence this week. 

 

Anyway, your work is below - the caveat for looking at the answers is that you should have completed the work first!

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Good Morning Y6,

 

So, it would have been SATs Week and it would have been day two which is the Reading Paper, in recognition of this today you've got...maths work! However, you may still have some reading left from yesterday of course, if that's not the case (well done you!) why not jump onto Bug Club, something you give you a sense of what you could have been doing! 

 

One quick note, please remember to read the week and day on the instructions to make sure you're on the correct task; White Rose have changed how they're doing things a little bit and the link opens up the wrong week unfortunately - that caught a couple of you out yesterday. 

 

Anyway, we'll leave you to it. 

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Good Morning Y6,

 

Well, this morning should be SATs Day 1! But it wasn't too be, I'm sure most of you will have mixed emotions about this and that's okay, these are strange times!

 

As well as this I am sure you will be aware that annoucements were made last night by the prime minister: at this stage Mrs Sammons will be feverishly working out details, your parents will be contact when this is done. In the meantime carry on with what you've been doing; let the adults do the worrying!

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Hello Y6,

 

So, 75 years ago today our grandparents and your great-grandparents we're likely having a grand old time having finally seen WW2 come to an end. What a time it must have been - living through history. But in our own way we're living in an historically significant moment right now, just without the street parties, mass gatherings and jovility (quite the opposite perhaps).

 

Still, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the day: eat some cake, plaster your house in bunting, listen to some Vera Lynn on youtube and, if you're really keen, have a look at the maths challenges below and any of the others learning you've got to hand from this week. 

 

Take care Y6, enjoy the day, it's an important one in our history: hopefully a day of similar significance isn't too far down the road.

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Morning Year 6,

 

We're now wishing we'd started a 'Days Not in School' counter, that would have us something to say each day without even thinking. Still it's not too late: we're onto day 24 of not being in school (that's not including the Easter Holidays or weekends). Now, we could break this down into hours in subjects but let's save that particular delight for another day shall we? 

 

But 24 days it is. A time longer than all but the longest of holidays! We really do hope you're coping and managing to keep up with the learning - please remember we're here if you need us. 

 

Your learning is below. The answers for the reading come with a bit of a warning - they're in the most random order (we have no idea why). The reading itself links to VE Day which is being celebrated tomorrow. As well as this please try and: 

 

- Spend some time on Numbots, TT Rock Stars & Bug Club

- Join in with Joe Wicks (if Mr Tatum is still doing it, surely you can too!)

- Find some time to do the things you like to do (company permitting of course!)

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Happy Wednesday Y6, 

 

We hope this message finds you all well - the weather's surely helping.

 

It's been wonderful to recieve work from a few of you. It makes things a bit more normal for us seeing your learning, so it would be lovely to see more of it (hint, hint!). You can send it to ptatum@collegetownprimary.com. 

 

Also, a quick reminder, we can see what you've been doing on Rock Stars, Numbots and Bug Club; if that reminder makes you think '...gulp' then there's an easy solution - go on them more often! 

 

Anyway, nagging over. We really do hope you're holding up in this the strangerst of times. 

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Good Morning Y6,

 

So, how was your own epic battle with the Dark Side? That good huh, well done you. 

 

In celebration of your awesomeness we'll keep today's message short so you can get on with the serious business of learning.

 

Enjoy!

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Happy Star Wars Day Y6,

 

May the fourth be with you!

 

And like a Padawan Jedi you're probably thirsting for new information and knowledge, which is duly provided below. But tread carefully young Red Kite, for the dark side (i.e. not doing any work, just sitting about doing nothing) is powerful and persuasive - ignore it you must!

 

Okay, enough of that - it's actually quite difficult to keep up. Your work is below; please don't fret at the amount of it. The English, VE Day and Guided Reading Tasks are very much intended to take you through part or all of the week.  

 

Strong you must be,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Good morning Y6,

 

Well, May is upon us, we should be on the countdown to SATs - more about that in a few days time! 

 

Your learning for today is below, hopefully it's all fairly self-explantory but if not please contact us. As well as the reading below, hopefully you're finishing off your writing and finding time for Rock Stars, Numbots and Bug Club. 

 

And then the weekend - time to yourself. Obviously you'll be missing out on a lot of things you'd normally be doing but try and make the most of this time.

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum & Mrs Farrant

Morning Y6,

 

Okay, so my prediction for the weather wasn't brilliantly accurate - perhaps it's best I stick to teaching hey!

 

I hope you're all well and getting the learning done, it's so strange trying to get a gauge of how you're doing from such a distance - any feedback or questions you have please just email them to me. 

 

I'll speak to you Friday,

 

Mr Tatum

Homelearning - Thursday 30th April

Hi Year 6,

 

A very British introduction to this morning's (we hope you're still getting up in what is considered the morning!) with a word about the weather - blughghrgh (that's the word). Bit naff huh? Oh well, plenty of reason to stay in and get lots and lots of this wonderful learning completed! 

 

I've really enjoyed seeing what you've been up to this week: a very high standard is being maintained - well done. Please email anything you'd like me to see through to ptatum@collegetownprimary.com, you can use the same address to ask me any questions about your learning.

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Happy Tuesday Y6,

 

Only maths to add today to your in-tray, but you do of course have plenty of other bits and bobs to be getting on with - I'm thinking English, project learning set last week, Numbots (hopefully you're at a challenging stage with this now!), Rock Stars and of course working out with Joe Wicks in the morning.  

 

Please send me any examples of your recently learning, I've loved what I've seen so far. 

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Happy Monday Y6,

 

We hope this message finds you safe and well. Below is today's reading and maths learning as well as your English tasks for the week. Added to this you should still be focussing on the topic tasks which were posted last week. 

 

Please contact us if you are having problems with anything that is being set, we are here to help. 

 

I'll be calling on Frirday this week, hopefully I'll speak to you then.

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Morning Y6,

 

So there it is, the first week of our 'Summer Term'; and what a week it has been...certainly historically each and every one of these weeks has an enormous significance!

 

Hopefully you're settled into a routine and the work is accessible. If not, please use my email address to let me know (ptatum@collegetownprimary.com); it would also be great to see some of your learning so please also use this email address to 'hand in' some of your work. You can take photos of it, save it on a document or send it to me in any other way you wish!

 

Anyway, Friday's work in below and then the weekend - enjoy!

 

Mr Tatum

Hello Y6,

 

My my the weeks the do seem to fly (I'm not going to go with the poem that seems to want to be written, perhaps when the isolation finally gets to me!): it's Thursday already! 

 

Below is your maths learning for today. I hope you're finding the video tutorials useful as well as the 'Help and Guidance' section of the pdf. If you do need anything else please contact me and I will be happy to help. 

 

As well as maths please make sure you're making progress with your writing and finding time for Numbots or TT Rockstars (anyone who catches Saima will be richly rewarded!).

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Maths Learning - Thursday 23rd March

Hello Year 6,

 

Please find below the Reading and Maths learning for today. To confirm, we are on Week 1 with the White Rose learning, not Summer 1 Week 1, an easy mistake to make. If you're answering questions on anything other than ratio then you've clicked wrong somewhere. 

 

By now, hopefully you're in a routine. If you're struggling a bit don't worry too much; try and develop one useful new habit at a time which will help you get everything done. 

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

 

We are starting our maths learning on Week 1, not Summer Term - Week 1 (w/c 20 April). 

 

A very easy mistake to make if you have: apologies for any confusion.

 

Mr Tatum

Hello Y6,

 

So Monday's gone in a flash and Tuesday is here. I hope your learning went well yesterday and everything here was simple enough to follow: if not, please let me know when we speak next (or email me). 

 

Anyway, just the one new task below, maths. As well as this you should:

 

- Work out with Joe Wicks

- Continue with your writing tasks

- Spend 20-30 minutes on Bug Club (there's no set reading task today)

- Have a look at the Optional Learning put here yesterday, what takes your fancy?

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Maths Learning - Tuesday 21st April

Hello Year 6 and welcome back,

 

We hope you managed to get some sort of break and have managed to relax a little bit during the 'holiday'. 

 

We're back in term time so we're back to work and we're changing the way we do things a little bit - please email Mr Tatum with any questions or write them down and talk to us when we call. 

 

Here's how things are going to work:

 

- Maths learning will go up daily

- English task will go up on Monday and they are for the whole week

- Reading Tasks will be put up 3 times per week - you  can choose which level of challenge you want to take on

- You should be going onto Rock Stars and Numbots every other day (so one of them per day)

- You should go on Bug Club when there isn't a reading task set

- The Optional Homelearning Tasks will be set every 2-3 week

- Try and keep up with Joe Wicks every day

 

Your first round of learning is below - enjoy!

 

Mr Tatum

 

 

Optional Topic Homelearning

Maths Homelearning - Monday 20th April

Morning Y6,

 

So, the final day of the term is on us, I'm sorry it's not the one we all probably had planned - still try and make what you can of the break.

 

Your learning for today is below. As well as this please also:

 

- Join Joe Wicks for a fitness blast

- Spend 20-30 minutes on Rocks Stars (well done all of you who are keeping up with your times tables - you will see the benefit)

- Write a poem about a favourite place (poems need not rhyme!)

 

Stay healthy and take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Easter Ideas

Hi Y6,

 

Please find below your maths learning. Alongside this please also:

 

- Get your juices flowing with Joe Wicks

- Plan and write a setting description for the picture given

- Spend 20-30 minutes on Bug Club

- Spend 20-30 minutes on Numbots

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Hello again Y6,

 

I hope you are all keeping well and healthy. Hopefully you've found a little bit of routine now and you're getting through the work okay - I'll try and catch you today on the phone if you need anything. 

 

Your learning is below, please also:

 

- Write your setting

- Get a sweat on with Joe Wicks (some of you must be fitter than ever by now)

- Spend 20-30 minutes on Rock Stars (we can see what you've done!)

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Hi Y6,

 

Please find below your maths learning. Alongside this please also:

 

- Get your juices flowing with Joe Wicks

- Create a mind-map from the scene in your English document

- Spend 20-30 minutes on Bug Club

- Spend 20-30 minutes on Numbots

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Morning Y6,

 

We hope you had a restful and safe weekend. 

 

Please find below today's maths and reading tasks as well as your writing tasks for the week. Added to this you should:

 

- Complete PE with Joe Wicks

- Spend 20 minutes on Rock Stars 

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

English (for the week starting 30th) - Texts + Tasks

Good morning Y6,

 

Scroll down for today's learning; I hope you're all getting on well with what's been set so far. You'll notice we've labelled the files a bit better so hopefully it's more obvious what has to be done, what's optional (EXT) and where you can find the answers. 

 

Please also find the time to:

 

- Get your heart pumping with Joe Wicks (9am for the live feed!)

- Write your diary entry (on a computer is fine)

- Spend 20 minutes on Rock Stars

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Good Morning Y6,

 

Please find your maths learning below, added to this please try and:

 

- Complete the Joe Wicks workout (if you haven't already!)

- Plan your diary entry from a character in your story

- Spend 30-50 minutes on Bug Club

- Spend 15 minutes on Numbots

 

Please get in touch if you need anything: I shall try and call later.

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Maths Homelearning - Thursday 26th March

Morning all,

 

Your maths and reading learning is below - please use the answer sheets provided to check your work. 

 

As well as this you should:

 

- Get involved with Joe Wicks @ 9am (can we help him get to 1m viewers?)

- Spend 20 minutes on Rock Stars

- Write your story

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Good morning Y6,

 

I hope you are all well and taking care of yourself and your family. Your maths learning is below, added to this you should:

 

- Spend 40 minutes on Bug Club

- Continue your story (you should be writing today)

- Spend 20 minutes on Numbot (how many levels can you get through)

- Do Joe Wicks' PE lesson (9am on Youtube)

 

I'll speak to you later in the week,

 

Mr Tatum

Learning from Home

 

While the school is closed learning will be posted here daily. It is desirable for children to keep on top of their learning as well as establishing routine. If you need any help with this I will be calling twice a week, please write down and ask me any questions you have when I call. 

 

Take care,

 

Mr Tatum

Please see the learning for Monday (and in the case of writing the whole week) below. As well as those tasks children should also spend 10-15 minutes on the Rockstars platform to keep up with their timestables.

 

Speak to you soon,

 

Mr Tatum

Writing Learning - W/C 23rd March

As a school we provide a number of learning platforms which will be invaluable to the children at this time. There will also be expectations set out on the website for daily learning and tasks from these sites will be included. 

 

These websites are: 

Bug Club (reading), Busy Things (KS1 whole curriculum), Times Table Rock Stars (times tables) and Numbots (addition and subtraction)

 

If your child has misplaced their login can you please email (we will do our best to reply within 24 hours): 

Miss Startup (Bug Club): nstartup@collegetownprimary.com

Mrs Farrant (Busy Things): across@collegetownprimary.com

Mr Tatum (TT Rock Star/Numbots): ptatum@collegetownprimary.com

Bug Club Logins

 

We appreciate that there's a likelihood that absences will rise in the next few weeks but it is very important that children continue to read. With this in mind, here's a reminder of how to login into Bug Club (our online reading platform).

 

Username: first four letters of both surname and first name all lower case; i.e. John Smith = johnsmit (if this doesn't work try johnsmit01)

 

Password: CTPS1

 

School Code: 3pp9

 

 

Recommended Reads

Homelearning - Due in Friday 20th March

Time 

 

Hello parents,

 

This week we have been looking at measurements in maths and a few of the questions involved solving problems with time; quite a number of the children struggled with this. Should you have the chance to do so over the coming weeks could you please spend some time on this. 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

The Y6 Team

Homelearning - Due in Fri 13th March

Remember - The Big College Town Workout looms large on the horizon (especially Mr Tatum's horizon - he's nervous!) please try and raise as much as you can for Sport Relief. 

3M Challenge

Homelearning - Due in Friday 6th March

Half-Way!

 

That's right, this week off denotes the half-way mark in the academic year! The past three half terms have flown by as, we are sure, will the next three.

 

Tonight your children are coming home with a piece of paper upon which you will find their assessment scores from the three rounds we have done thus far. On the sheets you can see the SATs paper the children sat, the month they sat it in (in brackets) and the score they achieved. The number in brackets in each box is the expected score for that assessment - this changes depending upon the year. As you can see we have sat the 2016 paper twice, this was a conscious decision which has allowed us to properly assess your child's progress across the year so far. 

 

As well as this your child should have come home with a half year report this week and may have come home with an invite to an after-school curriculum club. If you wish to speak to us about any of this please try and catch us in the morning or phone the office to make an appointment. 

 

It's been a great six weeks in Y6, the children have worked incredibly hard in school; I am sure that's true at home too - well done everyone!

 

Have a lovely week off and we'll be back on Monday 24th.

 

Thanks,

 

The Y6 Team

Spring 2 - KIRFs

Homelearning - Due in Friday 28th February

Homelearning - Due in Friday 14th February

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages - A bit of guidance (should you need it!)

Homelearning - Due in Fri 7th Feb

Helping at Home

 

We know that all too often you want to help your children with their learning at home but you're not quite sure what you could be doing; therefore we thought we'd put some pointers to help you help them!

 

1) Times tables - The children really do need to have a good handle on their times tables. Ideally they have 'rapid recall' and can answer any times table question within a few seconds. If you need your child's Rock Star login please just ask.

 

2) Reading - Children should read aloud 3/4 times a week and should read alone at least once a day. 

 

3) Homework - The homelearning is a handy guide for you to know what we're doing in school; take a few minutes to discuss what they've been set each week. If you want to lend a hand there are a few pointers in the maths area of this website; alternately, if you're a bit rusty yourself, get online and onto The Khan Academy - it's really useful!

 

4) KIRFs - Key Instant Recall Facts! These are facts that if recalled without troubling the grey-matter too much will allow the children to access the maths curriculum with a greater deal of confidence and ease - this term's are below. 

 

5) Routine - getting up, going to bed, dinner times, home work, times tables practise, learning KIRFs, reading...

 

All of the above and much, much more will benefit greatly from being built into a consistent routine at home. 

 

Please speak to one of us if you would like help with any of the above.

 

Kind regards,

 

The Year 6 Team

KIRFs - Spring 1

Welcome Back!

 

Hopefully you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and managed to find the opportunity to catch up with those close to you while also enjoying some down time. 

 

We move into 2020 much the same as we ended 2019, cranking through the gears in readiness for Monday 11th May! The children seem to have enjoyed their break and we're sure that getting a bit of routine back will do us all some good!

 

The next few weeks are very busy with plenty to look forward to. Speaking of things to look forward to, there will also be a letter coming your way soon to let you know about the activity week we have put together for the children's final week at primary school - July will be here soon enough!

 

Cheers,

 

The Year 6 Team

 

 

 

 

Homelearning - Due in Fri 17th January

Homelearning - Due in 10/1/2020

Children's Sleep

 

As the term draws towards its conclusion we notice that some children are looking a little more tired. Obviously this is more noticeable towards the back end of the term but it does appear that some children are getting less sleep than they probably should. 

 

Children in Y6 should be getting between 9 1/2 and 9 3/4 hours sleep per night, which would mean if your child is asleep by 9pm then they would be sleeping through to just before 7pm. Sleep is essential to your child's continued and succesfull development, please click here for more information: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/healthy-sleep-tips-for-children/

 

Thanks for your continued support.

 

The Year 6 Team

Homelearning - Due in 13th December

Homelearning - Due in Friday 6th December

Geography - Learning Mat

Homelearning - Due in Friday 29th November

Homelearning - Due in Fri 22nd November

Bang - and we're back!

 

Well the half term holiday is done and dusted and we're back in and on the run-in to Christmas. Between now and then we've plenty of ground to cover but we all know it will be here before we know it. The children have come back fired up and ready to go, long may that continue. 

 

Cheers,

 

The Year 6 Team

Blue Light Information

Homelearning - Due in 15th November

Well Dones!

 

A well done to one and all for getting through this half term with such positivity and assurance - we hit the ground running and we've not looked back since. It's been a frantic but fulfilling eight weeks (that's right...eight!) of learning and the children have really shown their mettle. Hopefully they will enjoy their break and come back raring for more in November - powered up by Halloween treat or two! 

 

A special well done to our Outstanding Learners, Leah and Samip and our Super Spellers and Marvellous Mathematicians (to be announced tomorrow, hence no names). These children have gone the extra yard in their learning and set a wonderful example to those around them. 

 

And a final well done to you parents, it is clear that we have a shared drive and passion for your children to be the best that they can be; it was wonderful to meet so many of you across the two parents evenings.  

 

Have a restful and relaxing half term and we'll see you in November.

 

The Year 6 Team

Half Term Holiday Homelearning - Due in 8th November

Homelearning - Due in 25th October

Times Tables and Reading

 

Dear parents,

 

It is enormously beneficial to your child's progress if you are encouraging them to read at home as well as take some time to get tables practise on the Rock Stars platform.

 

Reading is the bedrock of nearly everything we do in school and reading aloud has proven benefits for those children who are able to find the time to do so. It shouldn't be too onerous, 20 minutes or so over the week would be sufficient and it really can make a huge difference. 

 

The same can be said for rapid recall of times tables knowledge; the simple fact of the matter is if children don't have to think about a step in a problem they are solving they free up working memory which allows them to more easily access to the rest of a calculation. Children who are not fluent with their tables are inevitably going to have to do more thinking to solve a calculation and therefore are more likely to make a mistake. 

 

Time taken at home now will make a difference - both this year and those that follow. 

 

Thank you for your support,

 

The Year 6 Team

Homelearning - Due in October 18th

Homelearning apology

 

For reasons beyond my understanding the homework instructions for SPaG this week read  'Page 31 + 31'. It was meant to, and now does, read page 31 and 32. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

 

Mr Tatum 

Homelearning - Due in 11th October

Homelearning - Due in Friday 4th October

Times Tables Rock Stars

 

Please ensure the children are getting at least 20 minutes practise on the Rock Stars platform over the course of each week. Rapid recall and fluency in times tables enables children to work more confidently when solving mathematical problems and will be of increasing use as the Y6 curriculum develops. 

 

The children came home earlier in the week with their logins, if they haven't got this please let us know and we will re-issue these. 

 

Kind regards,

 

The Year 6 Team

Homework: Due is Friday 27th September

Hi parents,

 

For those who were unable to catch the meeting last night, the presentation we went through is below. If you have any questions please catch us in the playground or get in touch with the office. 

 

Cheers,

 

The Year 6 Team

Parent Meeting Presentation

Homelearning - To be handed in 20/9/19

Welcome to Y6!

 

So here it is, the final year of primary school: my, my hasn't the time gone by quickly! At this stage we want to say hello, let you know that we're here should you want to catch up (after school is best but we appreciate that's not always possible) and to draw your attention to why it is worthwhile dropping in on us here on our class pages frequently to ensure you're up to speed with all that is going on. 

 

We will use these pages to keep you abreast of what's going on across the year, in each of the classes as well as setting homelearning and giving you access to important information and documentation. Below this message you'll notice a number of resources already there fore you: all you need to do is click on them and they will surrender their informative goodness. If you have any problems in doing so please send a message in with your child and we can provide you hard copies. 

 

A couple of dates for the dairy worth noting at this juncture are: 

 

16/9 - Y6 Curriculum Meeting @ 3:30pm

20/9 - Jeans for Genes Day

1/10 - Y6 trip to Milestones Museum

 

That's all for now, thanks for reading,

 

The Y6 Team

Year 5/6 Spelling List

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)

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