Spring 1 2021
Unfortunately, our school is closed for most of our pupils. If you are learning from home, please click the links above to access the online daily tasks for you to complete. The weekly home learning timetables and extra English, Maths and Reading tasks can be found in the folder "Home Learning Spring 1 2021".
Learning by Questions: Miss Banks will send a code each morning for you to access the questions on www.lbq.com/task. It is important for you to stick to the timetable set, but the questions will be available for you to complete on LBQ all day.
6B Zoom calls: Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-2:30pm
Phone calls home: Every Monday and Friday
This half term, the novel we will be focusing on in our English lessons will be ‘The Saga of Erik the Viking’; a thrilling series of quest stories. We will study the book in depth, using a variety of Talk for Writing techniques including: role-play, word games and story maps. Once the children feel confident, we will embed opportunities for them to write a quest story independently.
In Maths, 6B will be focusing on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be using the concrete resources within our classroom to ensure we have an in depth understanding of these strands, before we move onto more reasoning based questions. To help with our fluency within Maths, we have been encouraging the children to use Times Tables Rockstar’s at every opportunity!
The children are very lucky to be experiencing two, half an hour P.E sessions a day this term. The sessions will consist of a range of activities including: football, dodge ball and Olympic style games.
This half term children focused on the unit ‘How Different Religions Celebrate Marriage ‘. This will help to develop children's knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
In ICT we will be focusing on the importance of E-safety (E-safety or online safety relates to the safe use of technology and the internet) to ensure they know how to act safely online.
Tips on how to keep children safe online:
- - Ensure privacy setting are enabled on children’s devices and apps to give them more protection online.
- - Ensure that children are only accepting friend requests or speaking to people they know and trust.
- - Never let children download files from unknown sources and make sure they ask permission before they try to download something.
- - Give children training to ensure they know what to do if they’re being bullied or feel threatened whilst online.
- - Make sure children know who they can talk to about cyber bullying or if they are unsure about something online.
The inspiration and power of the arts play a vital role in enabling our children and young people to enhance their creative talent and develop their artistic skills. This half term we will be focusing on ‘Emotional Art’ which plays a central role in shaping our sense of our personal, social and cultural identity.
Celebrating difference will be the focus of our PSHE sessions this half term. We will be learning to empathise with people who are different, looking at our attitudes towards people who are different and looking at a range of strategies for managing our feelings.
Homework will be given out at the beginning of half term in the style of a homework grid. Children will be expected to complete at least 5 pieces of homework from the grid, to be involved in treat day on the last day of half term. Alongside the grid, Maths and Reading homework will be sent out each week on Friday to be completed in homework books over the weekend.
Reading books can be changed at any given time, providing the book has been read. I would encourage you to listen to your child read, read to them or give them a chance to read, at every given opportunity.