Tuesday 31st March 2020
Hello Goldfinch class,
A chilly start to the day today! As I went for my run this morning, I was aware of the birds twittering and tweeting around me. The lack of cars on the roads really makes a difference to the sounds I can hear when I am outside. It got me thinking, what else has changed when I go outside? Fewer cars, more aware of birds singing, fewer planes, I even noticed a fox in a neighbour's garden yesterday. I wonder, what would you like to stay the same, what do you miss? You could write about this in your journal.
Please continue working through the persuasive writing activity that I have posted on our Home Learning section. How are you finding it? Do let me know.
Check out today's White Rose maths lesson here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ If you need help, do email me and ask. You could always check a different year group to revise previous learning. There's lots on our maths page, too.
Did you make a start on yesterday's Science - Extreme Weather pack? There are lots of activities to complete - do send me your photos.
Monday 30th March 2020
Hello Goldfinch class,
Did you have a good weekend? What lovely weather we had on Saturday - did you see the hail on Sunday? I thought I saw a few snowflakes at one point in the afternoon. It got me thinking about extreme weather and I found a fantastic Science project for us all to complete that teaches us about the weather. You'll find it here: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/445488/extreme-elements Make a start today and let me know how you get on.
This week, I have planned a series of lessons for you to complete some research and produce a persuasive leaflet. There are 8 sections to complete - you might want to complete two or three sections on some days, or just one section on other days. It's up to you how you plan your time. You'll find it in the Home Learning section: click English and then click the Persuasive Leaflet star and read the instructions first.
For your maths this week, I would like you to continue logging on to White Rose: this week we are learning about scale factors (Week 2, Year 6). You might want to go back to Week 1, lesson 5 as a recap.
In addition, I have loaded more learning activities in the Maths section of our Home Learning page: do have a look. There are some great reasoning activities to work through.
Remember to send me your photos, work and questions that you might have. I'm here to help and support you.
Have a good week,
We'd like to know how you are getting on with your home learning and how you are. Please ask your adult to follow the link and complete the 2-minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KMDVDSG
(If you click on the link and it doesn't take you to the survey, please copy and paste it to your address bar)
Hello Goldfinch class,
We've reached the end of our first week of home-learning. I imagine you have a new routine at home which includes learning, play and some sort of activity in the home, too.
I found a fantastic clip on YouTube last night of an incredible invention. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auIlGqEyTm8
Your challenge for today and over the weekend is to plan, design and build an invention to help you in the home. Include lots of detail, make lots of notes and think about how one action will trigger another, just like the YouTube clip. Draw the invention and use your imagination.
Here is some more maths for you: we're on day 4 of ratio. If it's too difficult, email me and ask for help. You can also email me if you'd like a greater challenge. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
Remember that the journals you are keeping are pieces of history! In twenty, fifty and even a hundred years from now, children will learn about these extraordinary times. Do check the English home-learning icon on our class webpage for writing checklists to ensure your writing includes fantastic grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Look after yourselves,
Hello Goldfinch class,
Day 4 of Home Learning. The sun is shining again and the trees are bursting with blossom. On my way to work today I caught the scent of some delightful flowers, heard the beautiful song of birds celebrating spring and felt the warmth of the sun on my face juxtaposed with the fresh, cold morning air. Juxtaposed? Look it up and use it in an email to me!
Did you complete the butterfly science challenge that I set yesterday? Do send me your findings.
Today's Prayer for the Day is the Lord's Prayer (with song and actions). Why don't you spend a few moments in peace and reflection? See the link below.
Day 3: I wonder how you are. Yesterday, on my way home from school, I thought to myself, 'It's a beautiful day and I am enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face but goodness, I'd much rather be teaching my class!' I miss you all very much. I hope you are well.
Science challenge: I took a photograph of a butterfly in my garden yesterday.
There is lots to help you with this here, in fact, there is enough here to keep you busy all week! https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/34255/grouping-and-classification
May I also suggest you log on to White Rose and watch the second of the ratio clips https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
Have a good day today. I have added today's Prayer for the Day - do enjoy a moment of peace and reflection.
Keep in touch - use the contact form below!
Day 2 of Home Learning: how are you today? With the most recent update from the Prime Minister, telling everyone to stay indoors, I wonder if this has changed how you feel? Click on the link below for a Bible story and moment to reflect and pray.
I hope that your learning packs are interesting and useful to you - remember that you can email me to ask for help or to send me examples of your learning. How are your daily journals coming on? I would love to read some of your work and to find out about the things you are getting up to.
Task for today: log on to David Walliams' website https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/?fbclid=IwAR1v0dW-NYWY_UFkAfQEEFf1wrqWvW5IGMCIRANV5wz9S0ZsGkHILWDATRQ and enjoy listening to a story. His website has lots of activities to complete, too.
Here's a link some excellent teaching on ratio: I'd recommend you find some time to watch the video and have a go at the questions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/. When you're feeling confident, why don't you set me a mathematical challenge?
Stay safe indoors,
From Mrs Evans
This is Day 1 of your home learning - I wonder how you are getting on? Did you know that https://stories.audible.com/ are offering free audio books, and you can also read and listen to books at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ ?
We are busy sorting out lots of activities for you to complete and I would be really interested to know how you are getting on.
You can email me on email@example.com - I'd love to hear from you; you can send work, entries for the blog or questions about your home learning. I'll check emails Monday-Friday between 0900 and 1100.
Look after yourselves, from Mrs Evans
What a strange time it is for us all! Do keep checking in to this page to download activities and games to keep you occupied for as long as this strange time takes to blow over.
Look after yourselves. READ !