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Year 6 - Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

 

Monday 6th July
Monday 29th June 
Monday 22nd June
Friday 12th June
Saturday 6th June
Friday 29th May

Thursday 28th May

 

Here are the arrangements for returning to school on 2nd June:

  • 6S will start on Tuesday 2nd June and then every Monday and Tuesday thereafter.
    6D will start on Thursday 4th June and then every Thursday and Friday thereafter.
  • Year 6 are to arrive promptly at 08:45 and will come straight into their classroom.
    Those children in room 6S will enter via their outside door (from staff car park).
    Those children in 6D will enter via their outside door (opposite Reception outdoor area).
    Those children in 5RP will enter via the door under the stairs.
  • Year 6 will finish at 15:15.
    At the end of the day, children will leave by the main front door.
  • Children should be wearing clean school uniform.
  • Children will be provided with a packed lunch or can bring their own lunch if preferred.
  • Children may bring a water bottle from home with them if they wish.
  • Children do not need to bring any equipment, books, school bags or PE bags from home.
  • The children who have currently confirmed that they will be attending school have been split into 3 groups per class. The tables below show the groups, the teacher they will be taught by and the room they will be based in.

Monday and Tuesday: 6S

Teacher

Mrs Stephens

Ms Donovan

Mrs Harrison

Room

6S

6D

5RP

Children

Frazer

Reks

Harry

Harri

Daniel

Zavier

Jack

Levi

 

Edward

Emily

Faizaan

Atilla

Precious

Polina

Atene

Judith

 

Zayyan

Zachary

Luke

Jake

Joshua

Monica

Florence

Chloe

 

Thursdays and Fridays: 6D

Teacher

Mr Pleasant

Mrs Donovan

Mrs Rogers

Room

6S

6D

5RP

Children

Emre

Alishan

Tali

Andras

Jake

Michael

Freddy

Alessio

Oliver

Henry

Christopher

Drew
Sonny

 

Evie Allen

Charlotte

Jasmine

Shira

Ruby

Ekin

Yasmine

 

 

  • The school day will be structured as follows:

 

Morning work

Maths

Break

Reading

Break

Writing

Lunch

Afternoon activity (inc break):
Art/History/Geography/Music/Science/PSHCE

 

  • We will continue to put daily maths and English lessons on the website. These will also be followed by children coming into school.
    For those children coming into school, follow the daily maths lessons for that day when at home and you will do the relevant maths lesson for the days that you are in school.
    ie 6D complete Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday maths lessons at home, Thursday and Friday lessons at school.
    English lessons on the website will be split into 3 home tasks (to be completed at home) and 2 school tasks (to be completed at school). The tasks can be done in any order.

 

Hopefully this all makes sense but if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Paula.stephens@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk

Joannadonovan@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk


 

Sunday 24th May

Dear Year 6,

This coming week is officially half-term so we will not be setting any work this week.

We are currently working out the plans for June 2nd for those of you who are returning to school. 6S will be invited into school on Tuesday June 2nd and then every Monday and Tuesday thereafter. 6D will attend on Thursdays and Fridays. Your school day will be from 8:45 to 3:15 as normal. We are working through the finer details as we speak and will let you know your groups, teacher and the proposed timetable as soon as we can.

Enjoy the sunshine this coming week and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

Saturday 16th May

Dear all,

Another week down and (fingers crossed) a week closer until we may meet again!
Sats week would  have now been over and you would have all smashed it! We would nowl have had to assess your writing and would have spent the next couple of weeks concentrating on you producing the best writing of your school careers. You have all worked so hard this year on your writing: learning and using the Alan Peat sentences; showing that you can use a range of punctuation and uplevelling your vocabulary choices. Keep working on your writing at home and continue to develop yourselves as writers.

I have put on some of the work that has been sent to us on Wire Cutters and the afternoon projects. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Keep up the good work.
Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

Tuesday 13th May

Just wanted to add some poems that were sent to us last week in response to the poetry lessons that we set. If you also completed a poem, please send it to me and I will put it on the year group page.

Keep up the good work!

 

Also, I have been alerted to a writing competition involving writing about your experiences of lockdown. It must be less than 700 words and can take the form of a personal experience, a poem or a creative story.  The closing date is Friday 17th July and the winners, as chosen by a published author, will be included in a book. The website for further information is:
www.generationlockdown.co.uk

 

Please send us any writing relating to this week's English tasks based on the film Wire Cutters and we can put them on the page next week.

Saturday 9th May

Dear all,

Hope you have all enjoyed the lovely weather we’ve been having.
So next week should be the week that you guys sit the KS2 SATs tests. You’ve all worked extremely hard throughout this year and we are both proud of all the progress you’ve made. The tests would have been a chance for you to show us and yourselves what you can do – but we don’t need the SATs to prove that you are all amazing!
Keep on smiling and enjoy spending time with your families. Hope to see you all very soon.

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

Friday 1st May

Dear all,
Another week of lockdown over. I hope you found plenty to keep yourselves occupied. It was great speaking to lots of you this week via zoom.

Here are your tasks for next week. 5 days worth of English and maths and then some project ideas for the afternoon.

As as always, feel free to email anything to us for marking.
I've also included the link to a parentmail that was sent out regarding a national design competition.

Enjoy the weekend.

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

 

Monday 27th April
Just to let you know that I have added some mastery style challenges in Maths to go with each of the daily lessons.

Enjoy!

Friday 24th April

Dear all,

Hope you have all had a good week.

After listening to feedback from some parents, we have decided to put up weekly tasks for next week.
You should all be completing daily maths and English tasks so we have provided specific tasks for English and maths for Monday through to Friday.
However, if you would rather complete something different, ie from the folder of work that we sent home, from revision books, from the ideas that we have previously put on the class page or something else that will improve your maths/English then that’s okay too. Finally, BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy are both doing daily lessons which are a fantastic resource and well worth a look.
Oak National Academy https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom
BBC Bitesize  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
We have also set a list of project ideas from which you can select one or more to complete in the afternoons.
Finally, we would like everyone to fill out a weekly timetable, which briefly details what you have been doing during the week. This needs to be emailed to your class teacher on a Friday.
Baking, building a den in the garden, making a bird box, making a story book for your buddy, etc are also worthwhile activities and we would like to hear about these too.
As always, please contact us if you have any queries or requests.

Stay safe and keep smiling.

Mrs Stephens and Mrs Donovan

Friday 17th April

 

Thanks so much for all of your hard work. We really enjoyed hearing all of you talk. We miss you guys.

 Here is the work for next week. We will upload it in a word document. PLease show it to your parents.

As before, please email us directly if there is anything you need or if you have any questions.

Mrs D and Mrs S

PS. Daily lessons start on Monday on BBC Bitesize. Check it out!

Term 3 Week 1 Project and weekly work

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

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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