Microsoft Virtual Summer Camp and BBC Bitesize

Microsoft Virtual Summer Camp and BBC Bitesize

This looks promising: a Microsoft led daily menu of activities- today’s relate to Literacy and ICT.

The BBC’s Bitesize service is also running throughout the six week holiday:

Over the summer, all 1,800 BBC Bitesize Daily lessons will remain online for anyone wanting to ‘catch up’. Alongside these, Sir David Attenborough will be setting a challenge to children to create their own nature diary over the holidays accompanied by special lessons to introduce children to the nature and wildlife communities around them. All the BBC Bitesize Daily programmes will be available on BBC iPlayer for the next 12 months. BBC Bitesize will then continue to support, parents and children next term as they return to school. A ‘catch up’ service for Primary children focusing on key concepts will be available as will engaging learning resources for all children to be used at school or at home. Learning guides for all exam boards for GCSE and Nationals/Highers students will be on offer and regular ‘Live Lessons’ featuring famous faces will bring schools and year groups together to learn.

Goodbye and Good Luck

Goodbye and Good Luck

It was lovely to see you all back together on Monday and to have a quick chat with some of you. I feel really sad that we couldn’t complete our year 6 journey together and do the usual end of year activities. I would like to thank you for being such a lovely class and to wish you well for the future. I know that you will continue to shine at secondary school.

Miss L x

Home learning week beginning 13.7.20

Home learning week beginning 13.7.20

 Hello!

I can’t quite believe that this is the last week of term and the last week of the year before the summer holidays. It has been a very challenging time for you as parents and also for us as teachers. We have remained open to key worker children since lockdown and have continued working throughout the time, including the holidays,  trying our best to support you all. We have planned learning, developed policies,  continued to read the dozens of DFE guidance e mails, conducted meetings virtually and found ways to open safely to more children as well as teach and care for those in school.

I would like to thank you as parents for continuing your child’s education at home and for keeping this time as stress free for your children. The children have been wonderful,  I am so proud of you all!

I would also like to thank the teachers and staff at school who have tried their best and kept school running throughout the entire time and to Mr C who has worked tirelessly to make school happen for those in school and at home.

This final week we will continue to access the Oak National Academy. This week there will be no lessons as such ( unless you want to access previous weeks) but there are activities that you can dip into.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Click on the schedule and access your child’s year group.

 In addition,

I would like you to write a letter to your teacher, telling them what has been the highlight of this year, what you have enjoyed most and what you have learned.

 Add to the letter some of the things you have struggled with and how you have overcome, or are overcoming the difficulties and challenges you have faced.

Your teachers, I know, have really missed you all and would have loved for this year to have been different for you, but things happen out of our control and we must adapt to the problems and to try to see the good in all things, as well as doing the best we can in every circumstance presented to us.

Write in your letter the things you are looking forward to in September and your hopes for the year ahead.

Finally, add how you have become a better person since September.

Send photos of your letters to me on the e mail below and I will forward them to your teachers and hopefully make them into a book.

If you have time and would like to continue the learning, check out the websites on the class blog for your year, for lessons and learning that you mayhave missed. (BBC Bite size is great!) Try to read widely, use TT Rock stars and learn those times tables! Practise your handwriting and spellings. Read a dictionary and learn a new word each day- impress your friends and family by using it in your speech. Conduct a nature study of the area you live in and notice people, businesses and transport around you.

Be kind every day and help each other in whatever way you can!

 I hope and pray that we continue to be through the worst of this pandemic and I really look forward to seeing you all in September.

Take care, have a lovely summer and God Bless you.

Mrs. M

Home Learning 10.07.20

Home Learning 10.07.20

Good morning year 6, below is todays Maths work. Please have a look at the topic work on the Oak National Academy. Don’t forget to send any completed work to myself or Miss Light at s.patterson@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk or j.light@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk for feedback.

  • Spend some time reading and remember to let us know what you are reading.
  • Spend 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button to continue to improve your knowledge and fluency of times tables. These are really important.
  • Maths:  Today’s work is on circles – look at the power point then have a go at the following:

English: I’ve attached a SPaG mat for you to complete.

Year Six picnic on Monday, 4 p.m.

Year Six picnic on Monday, 4 p.m.

I have received this today, from Oldham and confirmed by Public Health

“Re: Year Six Events

All events should be outside gatherings.
There should be a maximum of 30 people (socially distanced) and this includes all the pupils, staff, parents involved (so would suggest no younger siblings as this easily bumps up numbers. This is in line with all Oldham events.
Parents should not be allowed to access the school building so therefore will have to be warned there are no toilet facilities.
Schools will need socially distanced signing in processes.”

Our planned picnic can go ahead while still abiding by the very necessary safety measures outlined here.

The “picnic” will be run as two simultaneous “picnics”, one for Mrs. Patterson’s half of the class, with two staff available so that bubbles within the group can remain no more than 15, and another for Miss Light’s half of the class, similarly organised.

The point remains that the children and the school can see each other one last time, and do it safely. Sensible social distancing will be maintained without, I think, damaging the moment for the children.

Home Learning 09.07.20

Home Learning 09.07.20

Good morning year 6, below is todays Maths work. Please have a look at the topic work on the Oak National Academy. Don’t forget to send any completed work to myself or Miss Light at s.patterson@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk or j.light@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk for feedback.

  • Spend some time reading and remember to let us know what you are reading.
  • Spend 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button to continue to improve your knowledge and fluency of times tables. These are really important.
  • Maths:  Today’s work is pie charts with percentages – look at the power point then have a go at the following:

Home Learning 08.07.20

Home Learning 08.07.20

Good morning year 6, below is todays Maths work. Please have a look at the topic work on the Oak National Academy. Don’t forget to send any completed work to myself or Miss Light at s.patterson@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk or j.light@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk for feedback.

  • Spend some time reading and remember to let us know what you are reading.
  • Spend 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button to continue to improve your knowledge and fluency of times tables. These are really important.
  • Maths:  Today’s work is reading and interpreting pie charts – look at the power point then have a go at the following: