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Welcome to Year 6 K!

 

 

Summer 1 2020

 

Hello Year 6,

 

We hope you and your families are all well and trying to stay positive through these strange times. We hope you have been able to go for daily exercise and enjoy a bit of the sun shine and also had time to relax over Easter.  We miss you all dearly and cannot wait to see you all again.

 

 

Class Teacher: Mr Keegan

 

Dear all of our amazing Year 6 members at St. Cuthbert’s,

 

This week should have been your SATs week- this morning and for the rest of the week you would have been preparing yourself to sit some tests that you had all been working so hard towards. Although some of you may be relieved, you may also feel disappointed that you have not had the opportunity to showcase all the wonderful progress you have made. Please remember, just because you are not doing tests, it does not mean that your progress, hard work and attainment are not going to be recognised and celebrated. We are so immensely proud of every single one of you for the hard work, perseverance and enthusiasm that you have shown this year. You have made year 6 such a fun and enjoyable place to be. So when you are completing work this week, or reflecting back on your time in year 6, please take the time to think about how much you have learnt and how much you have grown as a person in your own individual way. You should be proud of your journey just as much as we are. When all this is over we will celebrate your amazing efforts and achievements. You are all so special and have come such a long way!


Here is a poem to show how proud we are of you all:

As SATs week arrives, it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never came,
The displays all still up; walls full of maths 'rules',
But Year 6 is very different, right now in schools.

For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,
For others a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of this week,
Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.

Place value, fractions, the arithmetic drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive...and all the SPAG terms,
Across the subjects of many you've learned.

Fear not though, the SATs won't happen this term,
Remember tests don't measure everything you learn,
Primary subjects are varied; you've always tried your best,
And many of those skills you've gained can't be defined by a test.

Remember, the fun and laughter that we have all shared,
Through trench building, sketches and Kingswood team work when paired.
The magnificent drama brought to life through Macbeth,
And tag rugby games that had you all out of breath.

So, here at St Cuthbert's, you've made us so proud,
We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud...
"Year 6 you amaze us, you've come incredibly far...
And we don't need a test to see how fantastic you are!

We will see you soon,

 

Miss Percival and Mr Keegan

 

Message for parents/carers

 

Thank you very much for helping your children with their home learning over the past month, it is very important that the children maintain some structure with their education and I understand this can be difficult at the moment. We hope the work set has kept the children busy and engaged during this time. As we move into the summer term, there are some more useful websites that can help the children learn at home.

 

On Friday 8th of May, it is the 75th anniversary of VE day! To celebrate this fantastic occasion we are having a bunting competition which you can see in the documents attached at the bottom of this web page in the 'Homework Learning Log' section.

There is a bunting template you can download as well as information about the competition, any entries can be sent to the email address:  admin@st-cuthberts.manchester.sch.uk.

 

For more ideas about acivities please follow this link:

https://sway.office.com/4t7cZDw1oTsy7KYy?ref=Link

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

This first link has daily lessons for Maths, English and a variation of History, Geography and Science. 

You start by clicking  'Start a Lesson' , then select Year6/P7. 

The lessons are dated and titled with the topic of learning E.g. 21 April: Maths - Rounding Decimals.

Each lesson has some videos to help teach the children and some activities for them to answer.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

This second link also has daily lessons for Maths, English and Foundation subjects.

The lessons are taught in a sequence so it is beneficial to begin on Monday's lesson, as the following lessons may refer to the subjects taught previously.  E.g. 

 

English Monday - Newspaper: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval

English Tuesday -  Newspaper: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval

English Wednesday -   Newspaper: Identifying features of a text

English Thursday -   Newspaper: Using direct speech to write quotes

 English Friday -    Newspaper: Writing a newspaper report

 

One way you can use the website is to select 'Online Classroom' then select ' Schedule' and then 'Year 6'. 

You should see Monday to Friday and they are scheduled with 3 lessons per day.

I recommend starting on Monday and working your way through. 

There are several teaching videos on each subject and once you when you have watched one video, select 'Next activity'.

 

The final link is a Wellbeing Menu - please see document at the very bottom of this page under the heading 'Additional Resources' 

 

Our physical and mental well-being is the most important thing at the moment so please remember to look after yourselves and try to exercise everyday. There are a selection of links to youtube and other websites which have some excellent activities you can try for your well-being.

 

Two new Learning Logs have been added to homework section below. They are called Learning log 3 and Learning log 4. They are similar to the learning logs sent home last month but the activities are new.

 

The following links will help with two of the activities that have been set.

 

1)   to help with  the Romero Britto art activity on Learning log 4 - Task 10.

https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/2017/11/in-art-room-britto-style-selfies.html 

 

2)  For help with the birdfeeder on Leaning log 4 - Task 9.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/make-a-recycled-bird-feeder/

 

3)  There is a document at the bottom of the web page in the 'Homework Learning Log' section called  ' Home Guide for Letter Join Parents' This information is to support using Letter Join at home and making the most out of the range of activities available on the programme.'

 

Please send any images of work or art work you have completed to the admin@st-cuthberts.manchester.sch.uk email or tweet us so we can see all the fantastic things you have done!

 

We will update the web page as much as possible, with any new links or resources that may help you during lockdown. Stay positive, stay healthy and look after yourselves and your family.

Key Dates

 

This will be updated when school reopens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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