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Wednesday 8th April

Dear All,

Just wanted to update you with regards to the science project.

After receiving feedback, we are going to extend the project for another week and now intend it to be completed on Friday 17th April. Both Mrs Donovan and I will arrange zoom meetings for Friday 17th April for children to present their projects. Alternatively, we are happy to look at and mark any projects that you want to email to us.

Hopefully, you are all ploughing through the work that we sent in the folders and also the tasks that we have suggested on this class page. If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You should have all completed one piece of writing from the ideas that we gave you in the folders. Please email your writing to us and we can mark it for you.

paula.stephens@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk

joanna.donovan@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk

Keep well and keep busy.

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

Sunday 5th April 2020

 

Hi all,

I really hope that you guys are all doing so well. We really do miss you. I hope the sunshine helps a little. I really enjoyed speaking to my class last week and I know that Mrs Stephens did too. I'm going to set a project that is due this Friday. You will submit it via Zoom on Friday at 12.

I would like you to complete a Science Fair project. There are many to choose from online such as investigations into friction of trainers; looking into mould on bread or even growing cress.

How you present the information is up to you, but I would normally expect to see a report of some kind, graphs to show results and often a poster board of some variety.

I will include a link to some ideas to get you started.

Try to choose something that you are really interested in and enjoy what you are doing.

Mrs D and Mrs S

https://www.science-sparks.com/science-fair-project-ideas/

http://www.scienceprojectideas.co.uk/

 

ps Did any of you sign up for Carol Vorderman's site? It's really good for a daily Maths session and includes video tutorials.

Friday 3rd April

Dear All,

It was great talking to you all today and seeing your lovely faces. We will repeat the process again next Friday.

Just wanted to upload a photo that was sent by OliverF of some delicious biscuits that he baked this week. Send us photos of what you have been doing and we can include some more next week.

Keep smiling.

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan 

Oliver's biscuits

Oliver's biscuits 1

Thursday 2nd April

Dear All,

So, April is here. We thought that we'd include some fun facts about April to start the new month.

  • It was on 12 April 1961 that the first human went into space. It was a Russian called Yuri Gagarin and travelled 187 miles above the Earth in the spacecraft Vostok I.
  • April marks the birth of arguably the most influential writer of all time – William Shakespeare. Born on the 26th in 1564 he went on to write 36 plays and 154 sonnets.
  •  It was on 6 April 1896 that the first Olympics of the modern era were held. They took place in Athens after a break of 1,500 years.
  • Famous people born in the month of April include Emma Watson, Pharrell Williams, Leonardo da Vinci, and Hans Christian Anderson.

Astronauts, early Olympians, great authors, actors/actresses, singers and painters all associated with April. So, use this time at home that you have to explore your potential talents!

 

Because you all may be spending more time on the online than usual, here are some links recommended by the government for parents concerned about online safety.

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

 

Finally, we wanted to say that if you or your parents have any queries, worries, comments or requests at all, please e-mail one of us to let us know. Technology permitting, we are happy to help out any way we can at this difficult time and we would welcome any suggestions as to how we can support you further. If you have completed a writing task that we suggested and want us to read through it and mark it for you, please feel free to e-mail it to us.

 

We're both looking forward to catching up with you all on Friday.

 

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

Wednesday 25th March

Dear All,

We hope that you and your families are all staying healthy and happy. We are both missing you all and thinking of you at this strange time. We've been into school this week and the place isn't the same without you.Try to keep active, keep learning, keep reading but most of all, keep smiling.

I know that we gave you all a resources folder to take home with you but we thought that we would suggest some more online resources that you could work through. Make sure that you timetable into your day regular slots of learning time to keep those amazing brains active and ticking over.

We would like to continue to send out a Year 6 newsletter on a Friday to keep us all connected. We thought that it would be nice to include information and photos of what you have all been up to. We will put the newsletter together on a Friday so please send over anything that you would like us to include by midday on a Friday and we will try to include as many as possible. 

Email: paula.stephens@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk
or        joanna.donovan@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk

Hope to see you all soon.

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

 

General

  • 9am PE workout with Joe Wicks on Youtube daily
  • David Walliams is  releasing a free audio book each day at 11am. Here's his website link where you can find 'Elevenses with the world of David Walliams'.

         https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

Maths

Reading

Writing

Grammar

Science

We had just started our next science topic which is Light. Here are some suggestions for you but feel free to independently research the topic and you could then produce a poster, a fact file or a PowerPoint presentation to show your knowledge.

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

In the event that we are forced to close the school, we have prepared a range of resources that your child can use to ensure they are as prepared for the SATs as possible.

 

Included will be:

A) Maths Revision book

 

B)Past SATs papers

 

* 3 x Maths SAT tests

* 1 x Reading paper

 

For each test, please make the most of it. 

1. Complete the test in the set time.

2. Go over the test with a different colour and make corrections and improvements.

3. Use the online marking schemes to mark the tests.

 

Maths: http://www.satspapers.org/SATs%20papers/2016%20onwards/2016%20Maths/2016_ks2_mathematics_markschemes_PDFA.pdf

Reading: http://www.satspapers.org/SATs%20papers/2016%20onwards/2016%20Reading/2016_ks2_Englishreading_markscheme_PDFA.pdf

 

4. Make note of any areas for improvement and use your SATs revision guides ( Maths book also sent home) to cover these areas.

 

C) A TWINKL login

Also included will be a Twinkl login for Parents that will allow you to access a whole host of resources to support your child, including SAT style papers, themed helpsheets and activities with crib sheets.

Please see: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-parents

or:  www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Use your own email address.

Make up your own password (Possibly allow the children access to this as they know what to look for based on their personal targets.)

Codeword: CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

D) If your child struggles with times tables they may also use TTRockstars to help in this area, but I would advise to use this sparingly with the papers and revision having the emphasis.

 

E) Photocopied revision sheets.

 

 

We understand that this is an emotional and stressful time for everyone and really appreciate that having the children at home for an extended period may be difficult. Let's hope that our Community remains healthy and we are all relatively sane at the other end of this.

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

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