Home Learning Week Beginning 29.6.20
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Home Learning Week Beginning 15.6.20
Home learning week beginning 8.6.20
Last week you should have completed lesson 5 tasks, so here are lesson 6 tasks.
Week 8 Home Learning
Year 6 I am missing all of you so very much!
If you haven’t started this project yet, now is the time! All the previous lessons are still on the class page. It has been amazing to see all of your wonderful designs. There are a few tasks to try this week focusing on marketing/advertising and reviewing.
FYI – there are some new videos on the school’s YouTube channel to support with x 10, 100 and 1,000
Do keep sending pictures of your creations! These might give you some inspiration! Thank you.
Week 7 Home Learning
Year 6 I am missing you so much and I’m so very proud of all of you for showing such great attitudes to learning from home. I know it is strange and it isn’t always easy, but you are doing a great job! It has been so lovely talking with you over the past couple of weeks and I am looking forward to seeing your crazy hair styles on Friday. Look out for the meeting invitations.
Do keep sending your photos to me – it is so nice to see what you have been up to.
Stay safe everyone.
The link to this week’s riddles from the Zoom meeting.
Try this for a different reading comprehension
The Joy of Moving (Home School Festival)
This week we have teamed up with The Joy of Moving – please click the link below for further information on how your child can get involved. Do take photos and send any pictures of the activities you do. They have developed lots of games and activities so you can have an afternoon festival of active fun. There are activities you can do independently and some you can do as a family.
As a school, we are suggesting you do this on Wednesday afternoon – this way we can feel like we are all involved in the same activity at the same time. If that isn’t suitable for you, then of course try it any day.
Week 6 of Home Learning
I hope you are all well and staying safe. You should be able to complete tasks in your jotters or on paper without printing sheets. If you can and want to print any sheets then of course that is fine too.
I am feeling a mixture of emotions this week, as this would have and should have been our SATs week. I know each and every one of you would have done your absolute best.
I have loved receiving photos of all the wonderful activities you have been doing. Do please keep sending photographs of your work or other activities you have been up to. It is so lovely to see them.
It was so nice to see most of you during our Zoom meetings. After some feedback, I will be mixing the groups this week so you can all see more of your class. I will send the invitations via e-mail. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Don’t forget to see if you can answer the two riddles I set you and of course if you want to show us something you have made/written etc then this meeting will be an opportunity to do so.
If you are going to try the Theme Park project – here are the links. Obviously, you will be completing these tasks independently and not in a team. Talk to your family for ideas.
Week 5 of Home Learning
Year 6, I can’t believe it is week 5 of learning from home. I am really looking forward to when we can see each other again.
You should be able to complete these lessons and tasks in your jotters or on paper without printing the sheets. If you can and want to print the sheets then that is of course fine too. Please do send any photographs of your work to me so I can see what you have been doing and can give feedback through e-mail. My e-mail address is in the weekly overview.
I’ve heard that lots of you have been baking and helping to cook dinner – do ask your grown ups to send me any pictures and I can put them on our class page to help inspire others. If you haven’t done any baking yet why not try some cupcakes or muffins? Flapjack has been very popular! If you want to help with an evening meal what about a pasta bake with your favourite flavours? Or, for something sweet and really easy, a no-bake cheesecake. I tried a no-bake Milkybar cheesecake and I have to say it was delicious! (Other brands of chocolate are available)
Please see below the link to this week’s overview.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1 (BBC Bitesize link if you want to try their lessons)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar (link to some spelling and grammar games)
Y6-City of Silence (Talk for Writing unit)
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects (Link to information leaflet online lessons)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6py382 (Link to BBC Bitesize if you prefer their lessons)
https://radioblogging.net/ Has anyone tried the radio blogging?
An alternative reading comprehension
On the overview you will see further detail about these tasks.
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Please look out for an e-mail from me with the invitation for your child’s zoom meeting. I am intending that these will be in small groups. If this is not possible for your child to be involved in this, just let me know via e-mail and I will be able to call instead.
When your children do use zoom with their teacher, please can I ask that they and you follow these guidelines:
Always have an adult present in the room to help safeguard both staff and children
Ensure that zoom meetings take place in a lounge, kitchen, conservatory etc- not in the child’s bedroom.
Children must be respectful of the adult and all other callers
Appropriate clothing should be worn during the call
Can I please also stress the importance to parents that the meeting invite is not passed onto others and you should
direct queries from parents to the school.
Week 4 of Home Learning
I am missing you all so much Year 6. I am really looking forward to when we can all see each other again.
Please see below the link to this week’s overview.
Please find below the Maths lessons for this week. There will be video tutorials again to accompany these. There has been lots of positive feedback regarding these, so I really hope you are enjoying them. Please note Lesson 5 is actually Lesson 1.
Talk for Writing task.
Topic VE Day tasks
Some Science activities you can try.
Rosetta Stone is offering 3 months free learning so you can brush up on your French skills.
I am pleased to announce that Monday 4th May will see the launch of the Northamptonshire Virtual School Games. Schools and families can join in, trying different sports over the course of 9 weeks leading up to a countywide Virtual School Games Day on Thursday 9th July 2020.
There will be 3 sporting challenges to try each week – no special equipment will be required and the challenges will be quick, inclusive and simple. Support will be provided through coaching tips so that you can improve your performance and achieve your personal best.
We will also be setting themed puzzles, quizzes and problem solving activities so that you can challenge your mind, and launching a Skills Showcase to enable you to share your videos and photos of the challenges across each week.
The Virtual School Games Day on Thursday 9th July, will be a celebration of sport and physical activity with a virtual opening ceremony followed by an 8 activity skills circuit. Families and schools will be able to get involved during the day and challenge the scores set by staff from the 5 School Sport Partnerships.
For further information and to register your interest please visit: www.northamptonshiresport.org/school-games
Week 3 of Home Learning
I hope you managed to have a lovely Easter and enjoy some delicious chocolate eggs! I am missing you all so much.
Parents and carers, please just e-mail if there is anything you need or if you want to share any work from your child.
Please click the link below for an overview of work for this week beginning (20.4.20)
Please see below the maths tasks for each day. The answers are also available. There are some video tutorials to accompany these. They are not by me this time and are a bit more technically whizzy. I hope they help.
As explained in the overview, lots of questions should be manageable without a protractor, but if you would like to purchase one for your child, they can be found online for around £1.00
Please see below some links to some well-being activities. Thank you so much to Dr Fletcher for sharing these.
Please find below some Literacy games.
If you’re interested in animals, check out this website. There are links to lots of different zoos and home learning.
Those of you who have guitar lessons there may be some useful resources for you here, so you can continue learning.
If you would like to do something a bit different, here is a link to an RE resource where you can design part of an airport.
Year 6, I am missing you so much. It is so strange to plan lessons for you to complete on your own. I hope you are all well.
It was so very nice to speak to your parents and to speak to some of you yesterday. If I didn’t get through to you, I will call again in a few days.
In the meantime, if there is anything you need please e-mail me.
Please see below an overview of lessons for Week 2 (30.3.20)
Please see below the maths PowerPoints to support each day. There are also answers, but no cheating!
If you’re feeling musical, here is a list of music websites with some interactive activities! I think I might try the Gareth Malone online choir!
Please click the link below for some road safety activities.
Year 6 I am really missing teaching all of you!
Parents and children, I have put together an overview of lessons, so that children can continue their learning whilst at home. Parents, thank you so very much for your continued support. Please see below a link to a document outlining tasks to be completed during Week 1 of Home Learning. Below that are links to any specific lesson resources. The additional revision tasks are of course still useful and children can complete these too.
Please look after yourselves and be kind.
I am really looking forward to seeing you all soon.
An example timetable may be helpful, please see the example below. This is flexible.
Follow the links to see this lesson explained
A useful website for some PE ideas.
From now on, I have explained to the children that they can complete any pages from their CGP books so that they can practise any areas they feel they want to further develop. I will still be asking for homework to be handed in on Fridays.
Additional Revision Tasks
If you would like to access previous SATs papers, you can find them here:
IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year groups. The Year 6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills. Pages are then split into skills where there are practise questions for the children to think about.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along – these are organised into different year groups and different areas of the subjects.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.
Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
Lots of maths games.
Again, lots more maths games.
Another great week at Cogenhoe! We had the opportunity to work with Atomic Tom. The children learnt about weather and even got to make lightning in the classroom! We also created some seriously amazing hairstyles. I’m sure you’ll agree that it looks like we had lots of fun.
On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day and Year 6 were fortunate enough to have a workshop with author Daniel Blythe. He taught the children how to create and write about characters. The class really thought carefully about many details of their characters – not just what they look like.
Homework to complete for next Friday (13th March) is pages 36-39 from the Arithmetic book. Thank you.
28th February 2020
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful half term.
In Talk for Writing this term we are completing a unit of work called “Kidnapped.” Ask the children what happened to Mrs Lymn! (All pretend, of course) Children are continuing to develop their story writing skills with a focus on suspense and flashback. We will be reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
In Maths we are continuing to develop our arithmetic and reasoning skills. We will become more confident at calculating percentages of amounts and solving algebra problems.
This week we have completed a fist aid workshop. Year 6 learnt about what to do if they discover a person who is unresponsive and how and when to put somebody into the recovery position.
14th February 2020
In French the children were learning to order food and drink. The children came up to the ‘cafe’ and ordered either a plain or chocolate croissant with jam and butter and orange juice or apple juice. They were able to write their sentences down on whiteboards to show how they would order this in French.
Hope everyone has a lovely half term!
7th February 2020
In science the children have been learning about Charles Darwin’s journey to the Galapagos Islands which lead to his Theory of Evolution. The children were exploring the adaptations of Finches and how their beaks have changed over time to suit the environment they are living in. The children used different tools acting as beaks to pick up different types of food to determine which beak was the most suitable.
In mathematics we have been revising written methods for all four operations.
In Talk for Writing we have been developing our toolkit and boxing up ready to innovate our explanation text. Next week we will be writing our warm write explanation text for a spy gadget.
31st January 2020
It’s been another busy week here in Year 6 at Cogenhoe Primary School.
This term the children are really fortunate as we have welcomed Miss Frampton, a student teacher, to the Year 6 team.
We are continuing with our learning about Dinosaurs and have been learning about British paleontologist Mary Anning. Ask your children who she was.
In Talk for Writing we completed the unit called, “Multi-function Mobile Phone” and are now perfecting our explanation writing skills. The children will be designing a spy gadget and explaining how it works. In class we are reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz – the children are absolutely loving this action packed story. This book is just one of many in the Alex Rider series. This could be great series to encourage your children to read.
In Mathematics we are learning about area, perimeter and volume of shapes.
Please look out for a letter explaining that we will no longer be testing spellings each week. The letter explains more.
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful break and are feeling ready for the term ahead. Officially it’s the start of the Spring term – I’m not sure the weather will realise for a little while yet.
Our theme this term is Dinosaurs. We have experienced our “Stunning Start” to the unit today where the children worked with Year 5 and made some incredible ammonite fossils. The children learnt about fossils and then designed and made their own using clay.
In Talk for Writing we are completing the unit called “Multi-function Mobile Phone” where the children are developing their persuasive writing skills. Watch out for flattery when they are trying to get their own way!
In Mathematics we are focusing on money and decimals and as always reasoning and problem solving.
I can’t wait for us to start swimming on Thursday – don’t forget those swimming kits!
The week before Christmas
Year 6 have been working incredibly hard, as always. This week’s spellings (to learn over the holiday) are:
suggest, digest, congestion, gesture, gestation, lightning, daylight, enlighten, twilight, limelight.
In Literacy, we have been finishing our overcoming fear stories – ask your children about their stories. They were absolutely incredible! The children are really getting good at creating suspense and atmosphere.
In Mathematics, we have been finding percentages of amounts and learning more about shape.
We have also been producing some beautiful art work to complement our school values – the theme is lions.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the very best for the New Year.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable half term and is feeling refreshed and ready for lots of fun and hard work in the lead up to Christmas.
Year 6 are continuing to learn about Space and have been working hard to use literacy and maths skills during theme lessons.
The children have also been working hard in Science. Ask your child what they have learnt about electricity.
Look out for a letter explaining the new homework system for Year 6. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.
Good Evening 17.10.19
Today, two groups went on the epic adventure that is the waterfalls walk… this was an incredible day with the highlight being walking behind an actual waterfall. This was a real moment of achieving something the children thought was impossible. (In their words). The other group have been canoeing and having a great time on or in the canal.
All groups have spend the evening together, after a chicken or vegetable curry, sitting around a campfire. Everyone reflected on the week and all the many, many achievements they are proud of. We also did a bit of stargazing and some people managed to see a shooting star.
Once back in the warm, we shared something we were really proud of about each individual person. This was lovely. Everyone really listened and reflected.
Hi all! 16.10.19
Another great day here in Longtown and we have been so fortunate with the weather. Last night it absolutely poured with rain, but today the sun has shone all day. We were right about breakfast, today it was sausages – and they were seriously tasty.
My group have been canoeing in a canal and it was wonderful. The children worked so well as a team. We raced, we sang and we laughed. Mrs Lymn’s group have tackled the high and low ropes today and Mrs Murphy’s group have been on an epic waterfall walk.
Our evening meal today was an interesting one… fish fingers and mashed potato. For afters, bananas and custard. Some children said they had never tried this before and were a bit unsure, after trying it, some were still a bit unsure, others had seconds!
Good Evening! 15.10.19
Hello again from Longtown. Today has been another super day. The day started with a filling breakfast. Everyone had the choice of a variety of cereals, toast or a proper, cooked breakfast. This morning this included: bacon, hash browns, beans and a poached egg. As it was bacon today, we are guessing it will be sausages tomorrow.
After breakfast, Mrs Lymn’s group went off on their little journey to a canal to go canoeing. Some children were a little apprehensive about doing this, but showed real perseverance and everyone had a go anyway. They worked incredibly well as a team and had a great time.
My group (Mrs Hales’) and Mrs Murphy’s group stayed onsite to face the low and high rope challenges, the climbing tower and the leap of faith. The children really had to work as a team to ensure everyone was safe and felt confident enough to have a go. Their encouragement and support for one another absolutely blew me away. Parents, thank you!
This evening’s meal was spaghetti bolognese (meat or veggie option) followed by lemon cake with custard. YUM. The evening’s activities involved all the groups working together on various puzzles and challenges onsite. We all really had to use our brains.
Hello from Longtown! 14.10.19
Good evening all! We have had the most amazing day. We arrived at the centre at approximately 1:30pm, slightly later than scheduled, as our coach driver needed a little rest. Once we arrived, the children had their packed lunches (which the adults were slightly jealous of). After that, it was a quick making of beds and tidying rooms before a fire drill.
We then spent the afternoon doing a mountain walk. The children all said how much they enjoyed this especially walking into the clouds. Lauren actually said that, “being engulfed by cloud was just amazing.” At some points, the cloud was clear enough for us to take in some breathtaking views of the local scenery and see lots of sheep.
After climbing up the mountain, we obviously had to get back down. Some of us found this really challenging so we had to use our team skills to support each other. Once safely down the mountain, we made our way back to the centre for tea time/dinner time (there has been lots of discussion about what evening meals should be called). Tonight it was chicken in breadcrumbs or veggie burgers with DELICIOUS crispy chips and beans AND salad. For dessert/pudding/afters, it was homemade apply crumble and custard, or fruit or a yoghurt.
I am writing this at 11:20 – all children are now fast asleep and it has taken this long to find a location where the internet works.
Bring on tomorrow!
It has taken 20 minutes to upload one picture… I will add more tomorrow of all the children.
What a fantastic first few weeks we have had! I have been so impressed with the Year 6’s attitudes to completing homework tasks including learning spellings and daily reading at home. These attitudes are fantastic and show me what a great year we will have this year. Photos of these amazing homework efforts will be uploaded soon, we are having some technical issues trying to put photos onto our website.
The children have experienced a variety of sports taster sessions including gymnastics and football. Letters regarding these sports clubs should have made their way home to you for further information.
It was so good to meet so many of you at the Meet the Teacher evening. If you were unable to attend, please don’t hesitate to come and talk to me before or after school if you have any questions.
Thank you to everyone for returning the paperwork regarding this year’s residential. It really won’t be long until we are on our way for an action-packed week of exciting activities.