As the end of term draws nearer, I'm sure a lot of you are thinking about secondary school, and maybe feeling a little nervous. You might also be thinking about everything you have achieved over your time at Chestnuts. For the next two weeks, I will be uploading different transtion activities for you to work through, instead of the regular lessons.
This week, I have uploaded a selection of Year 6-7/end of school poems, and I would love for you to have a go at writing your own poem along this theme. I have also uploaded a booklet that goes through a lot of the key aspects of moving to secondary school, and a autobiography for you to complete, thinking about your future self.
Also, remember to bring a school t-shirt into school this week so we can get signing them!
We have been so lucky to have had some very sunny days and I hope you have managed to spend some time outside, whether that be in your garden or out for your daily exercise.
I am sure you already know that Year 6 is coming back to school from the 8th June. As you are back in smaller groups of 15 I will only be seeing and teaching half of you but I hope we can all get back together before the summer kicks in. Although the school day will be different from what you are used to, I am sure you will be fine as we have learnt so much about adaptation so you'll understand the reason behind all the changes we had to make. We've got some learning to catch up on but I'm sure we can make our last few weeks together as fun and memorable as possible. I'm very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
Hi Mandela class, Miss Donaghy here, I hope you are all well.
It's so strange to think that this would've been SATs week...and by now you'd be almost half way through! You may have mixed feelings this week, maybe relief, maybe disappointment- it's totally understandable. To mark the occassion, I have uploaded a booklet for you to complete called 'The SATs week that didn't happen'. The idea is that it will sort of be a memory book for you to reflect on your time in Year 6. You don't have to do it, but it might be a nice thing for you to look back on in the future as a memoir of this strange time! Please let me know if you would like a printed copy, and I can leave some in the school office to be collected.
Missing you all, but hopefully I will see you before the end of the year
Dear Mandela Class,
Update: I hope you're all doing well and treating yourself and your family with kindness. It is very odd not seeing you every day in class but I've got you in my thoughts. I am sure you are doing lots of learning and having an amazing time with your loved ones. I have uploaded most of the answers for Week 1 Maths worksheets and test (the rest will follow as soon as I can access my computer at work, probably next week).
Please send me a short email about what have you been up to and a picture of one of the work you've done if you can.
From next Monday you will receive an English and Maths timetable for the week. For Maths this will continue to be the White Rose home learning resources. White Rose have however started to charge for their resources. We have paid for a subscription and will post the relevant worksheets on the class website pages while you will still be able to access the daily videos on the White Rose Home Learning website.
For English there will be 3 options:
The first is the Oak National Academy resources. These are high quality lessons, posted daily, with a video teaching the children what to do. There is then an activity to match. These lessons are pitched at National Curriculum level and written and delivered by teachers.
The second (which requires a little more input from an adult) is the bbc bitesize daily lessons. These are also high quality lessons, planned for by teachers and with small clips to support the learning.
The third (which requires no IT equipment once printed) is the classroom secrets packs, similar to the ones we posted over Easter. We are ready and happy to print these for you should you require. Please get in touch to arrange.
Please be rest assured that these resources are all high quality and resources that we think will support you and your child at home. We recognise that once children are back in school we will have work to do to bring them all together and we are eagerly waiting to welcome them back.
If you have any questions about this, please email your child's class teacher for advice. I do hope there is a solution for everyone and that you all feel supported. Do get in touch if you need help!
Finally, don't forget to practice your weekly spellings on the Spelling Shed.
After careful consideration we have decided to set work for the summer term using the White Rose Home Learning resources. Its layout and visual resources align with Maths No Problem resources therefore supporting children’s understanding and engagement.
They include series of five maths lessons per week for each year group from Years 1-6. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully; a range of activities from fluency to problem solving and reasoning; and a file with the correct answers.
The lessons are all available on the White Rose Maths website at www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ where you’ll also find clear instructions on exactly how to access and use the right material for your child’s year group. Please, start with the Week 1 lessons and activities on the 20th April 2020 and move onto Week 2 the next week.
White Rose Maths is amazing at helping children to love maths by really understanding what it’s all about, so you can certainly expect to enjoy these learning sessions with your child! Join in the daily maths! A regular daily learning routine with just one 20-30 minute White Rose Maths session each day will help your child to learn more effectively at home and to keep them motivated.
Our new topic for this half term is Revolution- a history based topic focussed on the Victorian Era. We have provided you with the learning intentions, suggested activities and resources to help you with this topic. There are glossaries, fun facts, a knowledge overview and useful links for you to download. Across the next three weeks, we will upload the topic work for each week. You will see there are also writing tasks which link to the Cornerstones topic- it would be lovely for you to upload your work onto Tapestry.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Year 6 teachers.