Hello there, if you have any questions or queries about Year 6 then please don't hesitate to ask; we will get back to you as soon as we can. From Mrs Fieldwick and Mrs Sadler.
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!"
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Hello there! Happy Wednesday!
I hope you are all safe and well and still working hard at home. Here are some more activities for you. As always, do what you can, in the way you want to do it. Print off or work from the screen - the choice is yours.
Don't forget to keep looking at the Meden transition page to see if there are any updates.
Until next week - the final week of Year 6!!!! - stay safe.
Hello there! Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Here are another set of lessons for the week. As always, do what you can, in any way you like. Mrs Sadler is preparing more packs as I write, so I am sure you will receive those very soon.
Another big well done to those children in school, who continue to work hard. I am certain that those of you I have not yet seen are all working as hard as you can too, so keep it up. You've been brilliant during this strange time.
Finally, a quick reminder that there are a lot of good transition activities, advice and information on the Meden website. I have included the link below.
Until next week, stay safe!
Hello there! I hope you are all keeping safe and well and are ready for another set of activities and lessons. It's good to see that more and more of you are coming back to school and it has been nice to get back to some sort of normal. Well done for all the hard work you have done this week.
For those people yet to return, we are missing you greatly and are looking forward to seeing you again. Mrs Sadler will be popping round with more work packs for you. I'm sure you will join me in thanking her for all her hard work in the past few weeks.
If you have sent in your memories of Eastlands for the end-of-year book, thank yo. If you are still to do so, please send them via email as soon as you are able.
As usual with the week's activities, print out if you want to, and do as much as you can.
Finally, a quick reminder that the Meden have some online transition activities and videos. If you haven't seen them already, there was a link on the back of the postcard they sent out a little while ago (the one with the chocolate bee...).
Take care and stay safe.
Hello! Welcome to another activities update. The sun is shining and the weather is warm, but we still need to keep those key skills sharp!
Well done to all the children who were in school this week. You worked hard and we had fun. Your setting descriptions were very, VERY impressive and you all remembered how to do long multiplication, which was brilliant.
It's good to see that a lot of you are looking to come back next week. If you are worrying about it, please don't. School is safe and everyone is being as careful as possible to maintain social distance and to wash our hands as often as possible.
In the meantime, do as many activities as you can, and if you can't do an activity, don't worry.
Stay safe and see you soon!
Hello! I hope you are all safe and well. It was good to see so many of you back at school on Monday and Tuesday. After a few minutes getting used to the 'new normal', it soon felt safe and happy in the classroom and you all worked extremely hard, so well done! Hopefully I will see those of you who are not yet back at school very soon.
In the meantime, here are this week's activities. Do as much as you want or can and keep working hard. More home packs will be delivered soon as well.
Take care. Stay safe and stay alert.
Hello again! I hope you are all still keeping safe and well. Hopefully I should see quite a few of you as school reopens next week. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. As for those of you who are not quite ready to come back, I am missing you.
Here are the latest activities for you to try at home. Do as much as you can or want. Print it off or work from the screen. The choice is yours!
Take care and stay safe!
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 above 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.
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!
Please contact the school office if you or your child require anything specific! The request will be forwarded to us and we can send you out extra work or give you a phone call about anything you are worried about or need help with.
https://app.satscompanion.com/loginWith the current Government guidelines for Coronavirus, it may be that you and your family are asked to spend some time in self-isolation. It is also possible that the school may close for a time if we are advised to do so. With that in mind, here are some activities for you to do at home. Please make sure that you also spend a bit of your time with your revision packs as well.
DON'T FORGET SATs Companion! If you haven't got your login ask an adult to email the school office and we will try to get back to you ASAP!
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 )
On Monday 20th January 2020, Year 6 visited the University of Nottingham. We had two objectives for the day.
The first was to use historical sources to find out about events in the past and how people used to live. We got to write in Latin on a wax plate - just like the Romans. We got to handle Roman pots and we made rubbings from Roman coins. We then found out facts about King George IV, as it is 200 years since he became king. After that we looked at pictures and documents from the archives that showed what life was like in Nottingham in the past. This was very interesting.
In the afternoon, we fulfilled our second objective, to find out about a university. We had a tour of the campus by a student ambassador. They showed us around the different building and explained what it was like to study at a university. We then thought about what we might like to study if we went to university.
All in all, it was a very informative trip and it was very nice to see the campus on a sunny day!
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
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