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Newest Updates in Year 6

Dear Year 6 Families,

We hope you are keeping well and safe. We have only a few weeks of school left of what has been a strange and interesting year.

Unfortunately, we will have to forego the Leavers' Performance again this year as the unpredicatbility of our situation continues.

We will, howver, be doing a similar Leavers project this year to what we did last year: a video compilation for and by (sort of) the students.  It will have three parts, and students will need to contribute a bit of content for the first two. As always, parental permission is necessary.

Part One: Baby Photos Vs Now

Students are asked to send a baby photo as well as a current photo of themselves to our Google Classroom (Homework Class) under the Leavers' Assignment. Only I am able to see this, as it is not a public post within the Classroom. We will also have a contest in class to see who can identify classmates out of all our baby photos.

Part Two: Individual Videos

Students are asked to send a short (under 30 seconds) video clip of themself doing any number of things; performing a talent, telling a joke, dancing a dance, singing, recalling a memory they had at Burley St Matthias, wishing their classmates well, thanking their friends, etc. These will all be compiled into a montage as part of our finished video. Video clips should also be submitted in the Homework Classroom under the Leavers' Assignment.

I look forward to seeing all the students' creations. All photo and video submissions need to be in by Friday, July 9th.

Thanks for your continuing support with at home learning. These last few weeks are incredibly important for consolidating skills, preparing academically for high school, and having a clear, calm approach to the road ahead.

Best,

Miss Grabowski

 

 

Get Going in Year 6

If you are at home self isolating and you are well enough to do some learning we would like you to go onto Google Classroom to see what work your teacher has set for you.  If you can't, or it doesn't work for you, below this section is what your class are learning this week so see if you can match what you are doing to on here.  if you are REALLY stuck and your can't do either of those things, here is your 'Get Going' sheet with ideas of things that are always good to work on.

What are we learning in Year 6 this week? W/B 12.7.21

Since we are all at home during this time, we will ensure that students have access to teacher feedback, regular core work, and the opportunity for help with work.

Maths-We will be going forward with our curriculum using online White Rose resources. We are currently in the middle of Block Three: Algebra. We will be continuing our algebraic substitutions this week, as well as practising algebraic expressions, as well as solving simple problems.

English-We will be continuing our '6 Into 7' Transition work this week based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'. Starting this week, we will be doing some journalistic writing and gradually creating a newspaper article. All work this week will be assigned and completed online, and printed to be included in students' Transition Book.

SPaG-We will be doing some additional SPaG revision this week focussing on possessive pronouns and active/passive voice.

Afternoon Work-Each day, there will be a different assignment for work at home. It will be more practical than core subjects, and will lend itself to Foundation subjects that would be otherwise taught in school.

Science/PE-Students will be creating an Exercise Investigation tied to our 'Animals Including Humans' Unit.

Topic-We will be continuing our focus on the Environment and Anthropogenic Impact with and emphasis on Renewable Energy this week.

Every school day, the class will meet online with Google Meet at 9:30 AM. We will discuss the work of the day and troubleshoot any issues students may be having.

All students now have the option to submit work using Kami or Google Docs. During our online lessons this week, we will review the process of submission.

New work in the Google Classrooms is posted daily.

Information for parents and carers

Online Safety

Leeds Prevent: Online Safety Information for Parents

'With many of our children currently off school and staying home due to COVID 19 the potential for online exploitation will be at its highest.
Although rare, there is a risk that with increased online activity, feelings of stress and isolation may be exploited. An understanding of digital safety will help parents and carers safeguard loved ones from a range of harms, whether that’s child sexual exploitation, fraud, or extremist influences seeking to radicalise vulnerable people.' 
Click on the Leeds Prevent link above for more essential information.

Online communication and safety 'Being able to send messages and talk to other people is an important part of modern life.  The internet has opened up lots of new ways for us to communicate.'  Use the link below for useful information and games for your children to be reminded about being safe online.  ​KS2 internet safety.

Also, for those that have it, the safer schools app has plenty of information and advice for parents.

Online communication and safety

'Being able to send messages and talk to other people is an important part of modern life.  The internet has opened up lots of new ways for us to communicate.'

Use the link below for useful information and games for your children to be reminded about being safe online. KS2 internet safety.                                 

E-Safety

Image result for tiktok logoAs we break up for the summer, it's crucial that we consider our online presence. During the lockdown, we have been fortunate to have an online community to stay connected with friends and family. It's easy to forget that we must consider our safety online in all areas. Please take a look at this article regarding the TikTok App, and stay safe!

Image result for safer schools app logo

Here is another fantastic link to the 'Safer Schools' app.

Information for parents and carers

Online Safety

Leeds Prevent: Online Safety Information for Parents

'With many of our children currently off school and staying home due to COVID 19 the potential for online exploitation will be at its highest.
Although rare, there is a risk that with increased online activity, feelings of stress and isolation may be exploited. An understanding of digital safety will help parents and carers safeguard loved ones from a range of harms, whether that’s child sexual exploitation, fraud, or extremist influences seeking to radicalise vulnerable people.' 
Click on the Leeds Prevent link above for more essential information.

Online communication and safety 'Being able to send messages and talk to other people is an important part of modern life.  The internet has opened up lots of new ways for us to communicate.'  Use the link below for useful information and games for your children to be reminded about being safe online.  ​KS2 internet safety.

Also, for those that have it, the safer schools app has plenty of information and advice for parents.

Online communication and safety

'Being able to send messages and talk to other people is an important part of modern life.  The internet has opened up lots of new ways for us to communicate.'

Use the link below for useful information and games for your children to be reminded about being safe online. KS2 internet safety.                                 

Ideas and things to do

Non-Screen things you could do regularly:

Write something!

Read, read, read!

Get active!

Try to learn a new skill.

 

Online links

Here are some great links and websites to help you:

Purple Mash is a fab resource that we use as a school, so I will be setting weekly tasks on here https://www.purplemash.com/sch/burley-ls4

Class Dojo is a great platform for staying in touch: https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/?redirect=true

Timestable Rockstars a good tool for learning those all important timestables, whilst having fun: https://ttrockstars.com/

Here's the entire list of education companies that are offering free subscriptions due to schools closing. 

Mental Health

Looking after your mental health is really important. In year 6, we have recently been trying lots of ways to rest and relax. Here are a few ideas for doing this at home:

-meditate using videos in youtube such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBnPlqQFPKs

-try some mindfulness colouring (some examples are included in your exercise books)

-use your exercise book to start a journal. Writing down your thoughts and feelings can really help you to feel more positive

-do a wordsearch or crossword to help distract yourself

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