Hello again! I hope you are all safe and well. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you soon when school partly reopens. As for those of you who are not yet able to return to school, I am missing you very much. Even with lots of you returning to school, the Wednesday updates will still continue until everyone is back in the classroom.
Until then, do as much of the work as you can. Work from the screen or print it out - the choice is yours! Keep working hard as I know you have been doing.
Stay safe. Stay alert, especially now that lockdown is easing.
Hello again! Hope you are all keeping safe and keeping well. I have posted another set of lessons below. How are you getting on with them? I hope you are enjoying the activities.
As always, do what you can. Do it how you choose - print off, work from the screen, it's up to you!
In the meantime, stay safe. Stay alert. Look after yourselves and your families.
See you soon!
Hello there. Hope you are all safe and well. This week's activities are here for you to use. As usual, print off if you want or work from the screen. It's up to you. Just keep doing the best you can like I know you already are doing.
This week would have been SATs week. There is a wonderful poem posted below for you to read. Remember that we are all still very proud of you and that you would have been smashing it this week!
In the meantime, as we get a bit closer to seeing you again, take care of yourselves and your family around you.
And if you are going outside a bit more often now, stay safe and stay alert.
To all our Year 6s:
As SATs week arrives, it's not quite the same.
The tests that were printed this year never came.
The displays all still up; walls full of Maths rules,
As you all know, at present, it's very different in schools.
For some of you, happiness, lots of relief;
For others a sigh of pure disbelief.
You worked really hard in advance of this week -
Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.
Algebra, fractions and times table drills;
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills;
Past or present progressive and all other SPaG Terms -
You've practised and mastered them, each one in turn.
Fear not though, the SATs, yes, won't happen this term,
But remember tests don't measure everything you learn.
In all that we've taught you, you've always tried your best,
And many skills you've gained can't be defined by a test.
So here at Eastlands, 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!
But we don't need a test to see how fantastic you are!"
Hello again. How are you? I hope you are well. I hope you are staying safe. I hope your families and loved ones are also safe and well.
Here are the activities for this week's home learning. Print them off if you can, and if you can't, don't worry about it. Work from the screen as best you can.
I've also included the links to the BBC Bitsize daily lessons and the Oak National Academy Online Classroom.
Take care. Stay home and stay safe.
I hope you are all still keeping safe and well.
Here are this week's activities for you. There are also several PowerPoints that explain how to do some of the activities, or to just refresh your learning. As usual, if you can't print them off, work from the screen and write on any scraps of paper you can find.
Stay safe, stay home.
See you soon!
Hi everyone! I hope you are all still safe and well. Here are this week's activities and lessons. There are a couple of Powerpoints included to help you. As always, if you cannot print off the resources, just work from a computer screen and record them any way you can.
Stay safe and stay home.
Today was supposed to be the day when we started our Summer Term, but obviously that will not be happening for quite a while yet. In the meantime, there are two new websites up and running today with activities and lessons for each day.
The BBC Bitesize website (link below) has links to lessons and activities, and lessons are also available daily from 9am to 11am on the Red Button on your TV and all day through BBC iPlayer.
The Oak National Academy online classroom has lessons every day. For now, please use the Schedule section for daily lessons, until I work out how to use the Subject section!
If you cannot access these sites, then I will still put up fresh resources every Wednesday as usual.
Stay safe, stay home!
See you soon!
Hope you are all well and eating lots of Easter eggs! Here are the activities for the week. In the same way as last week, if you can't print them out, don't worry. Just do the activities on the screen and write your answers on any paper you have in the house.
Stay safe and stay smiling!
See you soon!
I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Here are some fresh resources and activities to try at home. If you can't print them out, don't worry. Just work from the computer screen with a piece of paper as best you can. Do as much as you can or want to do.
I will try to put up new resources every Wednesday morning until we get back to normal. See you soon!
Well-being and mental health
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw (yoga for children)
Joe Wicks' live workouts are proving to be a hit! Tune into these at 9am each week day. Plus Oti Mabuse from Strictly is holding live dance classes via Social Media at 11:30 each day. Why not get the family involved!
https://play.numbots.com/#/intro (please use ttrs log in details)
Many authors are providing live reading via social media e.g. Twitter. David Walliams, Oliver Jeffers to name but a couple. There are also some live readings of the story, 'Wonder', which would be perfect for Y5/6.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (Sign up for free access to e-library)
Keep a daily diary of your feelings and thoughts
https://www.youtube.com/user/MarkKistler (Youtuber who is doing a daily art challenge at noon)
http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/ (Science website that will be uploading a daily free science or cooking task)
https://mysteryscience.com/water/erosion-earth-s-surface (Interactive science lessons for KS1/KS2)
https://education.minecraft.net/class-resources/challenges/ (Minecraft challenges for KS1/2)
https://blockly.games/?fbclid=IwAR12PsyBCXGDfvi5DuyNpyF2CBUYtBnX4wbEOaZ8T0TkpacfuH2spubjBA (Coding activities for KS2)
There is a link on the files section to KS2 French home learning. If you open the document, you can click on the letters which take you to different revision activities. Focus on Stage 1 first.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ (As well as some of the free home learning resources, Twinkl are also offering a month of free access to parents. Sign up using the offer code UKTWNKLHELPS at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer )
Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you and your child had a fun and relaxing summer break. The holidays seem to have flown by! We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Year 6. As I am sure you will be aware, Year 6 is a SATs year, which will require a lot of hard work and self-confidence to overcome. Whilst we will obviously be focussing the majority of our teaching and learning on the tests approaching in May, we will also do our very best to ensure that your child’s year is as relaxing and as fun as we can possibly make it.
It is more important than ever that we keep communication as honest and as open as possible. Even with our best intentions, your child will undoubtedly feel the extra stress and pressure that comes with Year 6. We certainly do! So, if you have any issues or questions, or need some support in how best to help your child, please come in and see us, or make an appointment to do so. If we work as a team, we can ensure that your child gets the success in their SATs that their hard work deserves.
With that in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to refresh your memories about a few routines:
Please continue to support us in the following ways so that we can work together to enable your child to reach their potential:
If you wish to discuss any issues or concerns, or if you simply have a question, please feel free to come and talk to us. Our door is always open.
Mrs Fieldwick, Mrs Sadler and Mr Wright
Click here for more information.