Welcome Back to Spring 1 in Year 6!
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year with your family.
We are very excited to be back and are very much looking forwards to our learning this half term!
Our focus text in English to kick off the new half term will be MACBETH by William Shakespeare and then we will be moving onto Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian which links into our new Learning Journey, WORLD WAR 2, with our focus question being "Does being powerful make you right?" These are 2 fantastic texts and we are looking forward to reading them and producing some writing about them - watch this space!
Our maths continues with Fractions and then moves onto percentages and decimals, as well as looking at position and direction. We will continue with our daily arithmetic practice and our Flashback 4s also.
Here is the home learning time table with the link to Microsoft teams, please be logged on for 8.45am ready for a 9am start. Please note that the teacher will wait until there are a few children until they admit them to the meeting. Please ensure your child has a pen and paper. You can access the teams live lesson from logging into your teams account via an app or the webpage (typing it in google). We are really looking forward to these live teaching lessons and hope that they will recreate the classroom as closely as possible. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any support or have any questions.
Mrs Marriott and Miss Green
Children's Mental Health Week 1-7th February
The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
We will be having a focus activity each day to provide you with strategies to help you to look after your mental health. We would love to see you pictures on dojo and then we can do a showcase on the website too!
Reading at Home
During this lockdown we really want to be ensuring children have access to high quality reading books - as they would in school. To begin with we will be using Oxford Owls to enable children to have access to 3 different texts each week. Children need to choose one (or more) of the texts to read throughout the course of the week. We are asking parents to post a video of their child reading (at least 3 times a week) on class dojo so that we can still listen to children and monitor their progress. Dojo points will be given out for children who read 3 times a week and provide evidence of this. Each week a new reading at home document will be uploaded to the website for you to click on and use. We really hope this helps to keep up and continue to develop your child's love of reading.