Looking after the well-being of Year 6 pupils.
We realise that Year 6 can be a difficult time for some young people and would like to share this link to a website designed for young people to help overcome anxieties
Worry Tree and Unhelpful thoughts are two videos that can help young people to process their anxieties and put them into proportion. It can be useful to point out that many of us are struggling with anxiety because of the unusual situation of being at home and not being part of the usual routine that is school, seeing friends and seeing family who do not live with us.
For English this week, we are going to read 3 episodes of a story called "The Beast Within". I will attach the document to Monday's page and copy it on to tomorrow and Wednesday's but I suggest you only print it once as it is 12 pages ( with answers at the end). For Thursday and Friday, I would like you to try to continue writing the story using the characters and the plot that is already there. Before you finish on Friday, you need to check for punctuation and spellings errors and make sure you have used paragraphs appropriately.
For Maths this week, I am attaching a KS2 Maths Games to try at home pack- enough for you to choose one per day with answers at the end of the document. The document is attached on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday has the usual word problem activity. Continue with Maths Games on Thursday and Friday. Have a good week!
Friday 8th May is a bank holiday which was organised to celebrate 75 years since Germany made peace with Europe- VE day. Next week, would have been an important one for Year 6 too- KS2 tests which the situation has made impossible as taking these tests safely at school was not an option. I really hope you are all getting on as well as can be expected- home schooling is not straightforward for you, the pupils, your parents or even for me, your teacher, as I miss our daily interactions. Let us hope that there is something golden at the end of the rainbow and we can do our best to keep positive, just as the older generation (one of them being Capt. now Colonel Tom Moore) has done.
Try a different one every day e.g Tuesday- representing fractions Wednesday- understanding equivalence, Thursday- Finding Equivalent fractions and Friday- Compare fractions less than one.
There is more guidance in the form of a video and it is a good way to revise the work we did on fractions last term.
As for keeping fit, I recommend Joe Wicks website- here is a 30 min session for Wed 15thApril
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyBelN_EgS8 Tuesday's English activity can be found online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1 called Tuesday 21st April English to understand verbs and modal verbs.
Easter holidays tomorrow. I hope you and your family have a good break as far as is possible under the current restrictions. I will not be setting any work until 20th April. One parent has told me of her child's success in the 2019 SPAG paper that is set for today. I would be grateful if any other parents wish to let me know how their child has done by marking the paper. I will record these marks as evidence regarding ability in SPAG to support Year 6 teacher judgement.
I am very pleased to hear how you have been doing during the home learning period and would welcome any other accounts through the school office email address. I hope you all stay well and stay home.