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Friday 27th March 2020
Wow - one week of school closure done! What a strange and crazy week it’s been! I bet we wouldn’t have believed it if someone had told us this would be happening at the beginning of the year… I hope you have all had a good week despite all of the hardships. I am missing teaching you properly, missing seeing all of your faces every day, and EVEN missing telling you to quieten down and listen seven million times a day (ok, slight exaggeration)!
Your tasks for today are as follows…
PE: PE with Joe
If you’ve been joining in all week then AMAZING work! I am aching from doing these workouts at school! It’s the last one for the week today so have a go to make sure you are keeping active during your time away from school. Remember, you can catch up at any time of the day if you are unable to join in live. If you need the link, check Monday’s post.
Maths: complete the 10 digits problem solving task.
Keep spending a bit of time each day whizzing through your times tables on TTRS and then working on some of the activities on hit the button (both websites are linked on Monday’s post if you need them). As soon as you don’t use your times table or number fact knowledge, you start to lose the speed at which you can recall them. You have all worked so hard on this during your time in Year 6, and it is one of the reasons that you have seen such an improvement in your arithmetic test results. I would hate for this knowledge to be lost while you are not at school.
After that, complete today’s problem solving challenge which is called 10 digits. Make sure you read the instructions carefully, and to confirm, you can only use each digit once! I hope you have enjoyed the problem solving challenges this week – I know you love working on challenges like these in class, so I hope you have been as enthusiastic at home!
English: spellings and reading
Continue to work on your spellings as needed.
For your main English task today, I would like you to spend a good amount of time reading a book you have or one of the books available to you on Epic! or Oxford Owl. We spend a lot of time reading at school and I know you all enjoy it a lot. You might not have had as much chance to spend reading a book while you have been at home this week, so I would like you to make the most of it and do that today. As well as developing your English skills in many ways, reading is a fantastic well-being activity too. It is an incredibly good calming activity for us at times like these when the real world can be quite daunting. Grab your book, whether it is one you have not yet started or one you have already begun, find somewhere comfy, and get reading! Try to read for at least an hour today.
Another reading activity you’ve impressed me with in school is when paired with your reading buddies. If you have younger siblings, why not act as their buddy whilst you can’t read with your Year 2 buddy? I’m sure your parents would be really pleased if you were able to help out a younger sibling with their reading. Let me know how it goes if you’re able to do this by sending us a tweet. We can only see tweets from accounts that aren’t protected, so make sure your parents are aware of this before tweeting us.
Your other tasks for this week…
In addition to these tasks, remember to continue working on your chilli challenges for our history topic.
For the dancers in Year 6, Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing is doing a live dance class for all ages every day at 11.30am. I have been in school all week looking after key workers’ children and we had a go at the Mary Poppins one yesterday (check it out on Twitter!). It was really fun and definitely made me feel happier! There are a few on her YouTube channel already, or you could join in live at 11.30 if that is suitable for you and your family. Just follow the link below to join in!
For the next two weeks, even though it is the school holidays, I will be uploading tasks for you to do if you would like to. You have all worked so hard during the past two terms and you definitely deserve a break! If you would like a rest then please have one for however long you need – we all need a break from thinking about work sometimes! However, I will continue to upload tasks for those of you who do want to keep busy and add structure to your day.
I hope you have a great day and wonderful weekend! I will post again on Monday morning.
Miss Boden J