SUMMER TERM HOME LEARNING
By now, you will have received your home learning packs for the summer term. Additionally, you should have also received an email with information and a log in for Google Classroom. If you have not got these, please contact your class teacher ASAP.
From the start of the summer term we will be using Google Classroom to set work, as well as using it for pupils to send completed work back to us or us ask questions. To help find your way around Google Classroom, we have put some tutorials together – just click on:
https://www.loom.com/share/c25d73b705b24823b64bfc56d9978df1 (week 2 advice)
We will aim to set daily English and Maths activities plus a weekly task for the other subjects we cover at school.
The work that is set can be completed in whichever way is easiest for you, whether that is online, in a book or printed off. However, we do expect any work to completed to the same standard of presentation and effort as it would at school.
Do remember that normal school practice in regards to conduct also applies as we work within our virtual classroom (please read the notice at the bottom of this page).
Be Kind, Be Responsible, Be Respectful.
As well as the set work, we would also like children to carry on with their usual ‘out of school learning’ (such as daily reading, Lexia, Spelling Shed and SPAg.com) and for them also to keep active each day.
If you are looking for inspiration when staying active, do check out:
- Mr Higgins’ Daily Challenges (posted to YouTube and twitter every day)
- Joe Wicks Workouts at 9am
- Max Whitlocks workouts
- Walk/bike rides
- Home workouts
- Oti Mabuse’s free dance classes
- Challenges from our external providers - PSA Pro and Sport4Kidz
If you have any questions, please ask- we are all learning together. We can be contacted on:
Mr Munro: email@example.com
Miss Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some top tips for working at home:
- If you are unwell and/or unable to complete tasks, please let us know via the above email addresses and feel better soon.
- You are expected to complete some learning tasks each day.
- Don’t give your parents a hard time, try to get it done early and then the rest of the day is yours. Please continue with your fantastic efforts as you would in school.
- When completing a task, write the date at the top of each new day’s work or sheet and use the task description as a title. Keep up with the high standards in presentation that are expected in school.
- Remember, you have SPaG.com, Maths and Spelling Shed activities to complete. If you cannot access them, work on the alternative tasks in your pack. Email us if your log in is not working as we can fix that.
- If you have a Lexia login, try and spend 20 minutes each weekday.
- There is also a list of other suggested websites on the Tudor website you are encouraged to use and explore.
- Linked below is an example timetable that you could follow to help support you with maintaining a structure and suitable balance.
Good luck and see you all soon!
Mr Munro, Miss Cohen, Mrs Butler, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Smith
(Do have a look at the JCA information below- the children are getting very excited!)
The two Year 6 classes are currently taught by Mr Munro and Miss Cohen and they are supported by Mrs Butler and Mrs Edwards. Additionally, Mrs Smith teaches in each class once per week and Mrs Graham teaches in 6Z on a Wednesday afternoon.
This section of the website will provide you with information about what is happening in Year Six. From time to time, we will add relevant photos, updated curriculum information and news. Most of this will be added to our blog so keep an eye out for these!
Year 6 is a year filled with many excellent opportunities and experiences for the children, however it does come with some extra responsibilities. Our topics this year are ‘Raiders and Traders' (Autumn), ‘Extreme Climates’ (Spring) and ‘Step Back in Time’ (Summer).
Have a look at our current topic web to give you further detail on the areas of study. Please bear in mind that this is a working document and the plans will be adjusted to suit the children in the class and their interests as well as adapting and incorporating interesting activities and events as they come up, if they are useful for our learning.
Our topic this term is ‘Step Back in Time’. During this topic, we will be exploring how life in Britain has changed, focusing on the period after the Second World War and looking at Hemel Hempstead in particular.
In English, we will be using a range of text types linked to our topic including both fiction and non-fiction. We will be creating persuasive texts and adverts for local businesses and looking at adapting a novel into the present day.
In Maths, we will be recapping on any areas that the children found tricky (such as pie charts and algebra) and making sure they are ready for the transition for Secondary.
Our Science focus this term will be focus on Electricity and the circulatory system in animals.
In History, we will be looking at the development of industry within Hemel Hempstead. We will talk about different aspects, such as the railway, canal and The Paper Mill. Whilst in Geography, it will focus on how the population has changed and how this has affected the facilities within the town.
In Art and D&T, we will be focusing on textiles which will include look at creating an outfit for ‘Barbie’ or ‘Ken’ from different eras and using electrical items within our creations.
In Computing we will continue to follow the Rising Stars curriculum which include creating a Year 6 Yearbook.
See the summary below for more details and check our blog regularly to find out about our latest learning adventures!
Information about JCA available below (including the first letter for our 2020 trip) .
The dates of the 2020 trip are Monday 5th October to Friday 9th October. All the children were very excited about the prospect of the trip. Please see any member of the year 6 team if you have any questions, if the information below does not already answer these. We are all very much looking forward to the trip already.