Update: Sunday 19th April
Each day, the children will be given the following (9am):
- A maths activity – due in the same day.
- An English activity – due in the same day.
- A short arithmetic activity – due in the same day.
Each week, they will be given the following on a Monday morning (9am):
- A science activity – due in by Friday
- A weekly spelling sheet – due in Friday
- An online book to read and answer 10 questions – due in Friday
- An art activity – due in Friday
- A P.E challenge.
PLEASE NOTE: On a Friday, I will produce a spelling test which the children will submit to me.
The good thing about Seesaw is that I will be able to interact with the children more so if they need anything, then they just need to send me a message. If this does not work, then please feel free to send me an email - email@example.com Where we use videos to support teaching, encourage the children to watch them more than once and listen carefully to them.
Anyway, I will let you read and digest this. I've missed each and every one of the children and it will be great to be able to work with them through Seesaw..... it's the next best thing to being back in the classroom!
Update: Friday 3rd April
This Easter's pre-learning task can be found below:
Update: Monday 23rd March
Dear Children & Parents,
As part of our work over the coming weeks, I want to create a book with a series of diary extracts from ‘The Shark Family’. That means the children in the class, the parents and relatives of the children and the staff of the children in school who have an impact on our class – I really want to get everyone involved! Who knows – it might eventually become a classic!
Please don’t feel like you have to do an entry every day – I would just like all of the children to participate at some point across the time we have off.
I want everyone to be honest too – if you’re mad and angry about something – share it. If you’re excited about something – share it. If you’re frustrated with your child or parents and they’re doing your head in – share it! Please remember not to offend anyone though – your child or parent is fine but others are not!
As you can see from the start, I am more than happy to add pictures in it too. I want you to share your selfies and family shots. Let’s try to make it something that we can look upon in the future and hopefully smile about once we have come through it.
All entries need to be sent to me via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, I don’t plan on sending out too much work before the Easter Holidays, however if you do require more, then please let me know. I will be led and guided by yourselves throughout this period.
Update: Wednesday 18th March
During the times of school closure, if you have any queries regarding the pack of work or any future work put on the school website, you can e-mail me on: email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: E-mails will be replied to during normal working hours (Mon – Fri for the next two weeks). Whilst I will try my best to answer your queries as quickly as possible, please keep in mind that I won’t be sat next to my computer at all times. There is also the possibility that I could become ill and therefore will need some time to recover – I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Update: Tuesday 17th March
Please find below a pack of work for children who are having to self-isolate. This work it not just for one day, it will take them at least a week, if not longer. They will require a copy of Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman.
All answers are in the Year 6 pack (with the exception of the science assessment which I want the children to complete independently). I have talked to the children about the value of doing a few questions and then checking their answers. If they have got them incorrect, then they need to investigate why. There are very few things in the pack that are 'new' to the children - they are instead things that we need to 'work on'. The pack has been created by the children, for the children.
Further work maybe added to this page, dependent on school closing and the length of closure.
Should you wish to receive extra work, some new sites have been added to the kidszone.
Update: Thursday 27th February
In today's English lesson, we have been reading 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman. We are now up to a part in the book where a philosophical question is being asked: Is it right to sacrifice the life of an animal to save a human?
On Monday, as part of our English lesson, we will start by discussing this very question and I thought it might be interesting for the children to get the views of some adults to help facilitate a discussion. With that in mind, the children asked me to write it down for them thus I am writing it here. This is NOT official homework but I actively encourage the children to discuss their work with you and this is a perfect opportunity for them to discuss our class book.
Update: Friday 14th February
Thank you to everyone who came to today's class assembly - it was pleasing to see so many of you were able to attend and I'm sure the children were really appreciative. May I also take this opportunity to thank you for staying for the arithmetic session. As you saw first hand, their skills are improving and the fact that they achieved the scores they did in the short time that is available to them is testament to their superb attitude and effort.
For those of you that were unable to be with us today (or those of you that wish to see it again), here is the film that was created by the children and Mr Pepper. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as the children enjoyed making it.
Update: Friday 21st February
Please find attached below this term's information. It includes: the class medium term plan and the class timetable. Both the medium term plan and the class timetable are subject to change where appropriate.
Update: Friday 14th February
Congratulations to the children who have received their green merit badge for achieving 25 merits.
Update: Friday 14th February
Last night, you should have received an invitation to our class assembly which takes place on Tuesday 25th February at 9.05 in the school hall.
After the assembly, you are welcome to come and join us for an arithmetic session. During the session, the children will have ago at a typical SATS arithmetic paper.
I anticipate the assembly will finish at 9.40am and the arithmetic session by 10.45am.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Update: Thursday 13th February
During safety week, we have been looking at cyberbullying. In order to do this, we have looked at a video called 'Joe's Story'. I have encouraged the children to talk to parents about cyberbullying: what is it, what can be done about it and how to protect yourself online.
Below is a link to the video we have used. Whilst now a little dated (the old mobile phone with snake on for example), it is the video that the PCSO's used when they came to Stonebroom a few years ago - we have looked at how it could be brought up to date. It does contain some themes and words that are inappropriate for younger children and therefore I wouldn't encourage you to use it with them.
We have also touched on taking safe photos, using apps like snapchat and facebook safely - with parental permission - and grooming. Whilst talking about grooming, we have also talked about 'consent' and inappropriate contact (we imagined a swimming costume plus a pair of shorts to explain this).
As always, if you have any issues or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Update: Monday 10th February
Congratulations to the children in the class who have achieved their silver badge at the first opportunity. The silver badge has allowed them to play with the silver toys on the playground - the basketball nets and pogo sticks being particular favourites.
Update: Wednesday 8th January - IMPORTANT TIMETABLE CHANGE
The newsletter that I sent out yesterday had P.E on a Tuesday - this is in fact not the case. P.E WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS INSTEAD. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Update: Tuesday 7th January
As I am sure you will have heard by now, we had a fantastic day with Adam Pepper. A small selection of photos will be available at the weekend with the video being shared during a class assembly later in the term.
Please find attached below this term's information. It includes: the class medium term plan, the class newsletter (which you should have received yesterday) and the class timetable. Both the medium term plan and the class timetable are subject to change where appropriate.
Update: Monday 18th November
As I am sure you will have heard by now, we have some pet fish in our classroom. Right now, they're very small as they are just two weeks old. So far, they have not been given any names but once they get bigger, we will be naming them.
We must take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Daniella Frost, who generously donated the fish.
Update: Monday 18th November
Congratulations to the children who have earned their bronze badge at the first opportunity.
Update: Thursday 24th October
A massive thank you very much to all of the adults that came to join us this afternoon for our European Top Trumps Competition. I think it is fair to say that it got very competitive on some tables!!
Below are some photos from the competition. If you would like to purchase a pack of our European Top Trumps Cards, then please contact school and we will have a pack made for you.
Thank you very much for giving up your time to come and support the children with their learning. It is really appreciated by the children and me!
Update: Wednesday 9th October
Better late than never I hope! I have finally caught up with all the different photos we have taken over the course of the last month. If you don't get to see them all, please take a moment to look at the fantastic African Ark dance video - it really is absolutely fantastic!! Click on the picture below to go to the video.
Update: Wednesday 9th October
The letters section of the class website have been updated to include any letters that remain important at this time, including parents evening. Click the link below to go to the letters page.
Update: Friday 6th September
Below are the links for the class timetable, medium term plan and the class newsletter.
Today, the children have completed some checkerboard portraits. Click on the link below to see them.
Click on the link below to find the relevant page/document.
Update: Thursday 5th September
On Wednesday, the children were given a leaflet (see below) telling you how to apply for secondary school. It is really important that this is done by MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER.
If you have any issues with applying, please come and see me - I am more than happy to help.
You can download the leaflet below by clicking HERE.
Update: Tuesday 3rd September
Welcome back to school for the new year!
Throughout this week, I will be adding different information to our section of the school website. Please feel free to browse.
Should you have any issues or concerns, please feel free to come and see me at any time. If I am ever not available, please speak to Mrs Rushton in the school office and she will arrange a time for you to meet with me.
I look forward to the year ahead, working with both children and parents.