You've made it! It's half term wahooo! I've got a really hard project for you this week:
SWITCH OFF AND RELAX!
You have all more than earnt a week to relax. I have honestly never felt prouder of a class of children. The way you have handled this very odd and unique time is something you should all be proud of. You are all superstars, and I can't wait to see some of you in a few weeks time.
I miss you!
P.s- I hope you like my joke
You may have read the letter from Mr Batey this morning about Year 6 potentially returning to school on June 1st. I can imagine what is running through your mind right now- but please don't panic! We will do everything possible to make your last weeks at Barrowby ones to remember (in the right way!) If you have any questions at all, you or your parents can always email in and I'll do my best to answer them As I always say, there is no question too small or too silly!
In other news... our topic for this week! We are going on holiday (virtually, of course ) but nevertheless it is an exciting topic! Have a look at the things we have planned for you here. We even have two special visitors, Billy Bunting and Mrs Janet Spartan (who are definitely, definitely not my grandad and Miss Swatton's mum- definitely not).
Anyway, that's all for now! Keep going with the BBC Bitesize/Oak National Academy lessons, they will keep your brains ticking over.
I miss you all, I cannot wait to see you soon- whenever that may be.
Hi guys! Hope you all enjoyed VE Day last week, what a lovely sunny day for it Thanks for sending in some photos, some of the cakes you baked looked delicious! Our topic this week is all about the swinging sixties, have a look here. Prepare yourself for a very cringe-worthy video from myself, Miss Swatton and Miss Kirk! I am really missing you all now, hopefully (fingers crossed) we will be back in soon and we can see each other before the end of Year 6. This week should have been your SATs week, so here's a little poem below for you to have a look at:
As SATs week arrives it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never came,
The displays all still up; walls full of maths 'rules',
But Year 6 very different, at present, in schools.
For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,
For others a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of this week,
Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.
Algebra, fractions, the times table drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive...and all the SPAG terms,
You've practised and mastered them over the years.
Fear not though, the SATs yes, won't happen this term,
But remember tests don't measure everything you learn,
Primary subjects are varied; you've always tried your best,
And many of these skills you've gained can't be defined by a test.
So here at Barrowby you've made us so proud,
I sit here with pride and I shout this out loud...
''Year 6 you amaze us, you've come so incredibly far...
And we don't need a test to see how amazing you are!''
I can't say much more than that! I'm proud of you all, keep going and I hope to see you all soon.
Happy Star Wars Day! May the fourth be with you Hope you guys are all okay, seems such a long time since I have seen you all. Thank you for all your emails this week- I have pretty much heard from everyone in Year 6 and that has been lovely! You've all been up to some amazing things, from setting up electric circuits to making samosas- yum!
There are a couple of things I want to tell you this week:
1. This weeks topic is VE Day! Have a look at all the activities we have for you here.
2. On Tuesday at 10am, I'm challenging you to a Times Table Rockstars battle! At 10am, log onto TT Rockstars and go onto the 'Arena' setting. My name is Claus 'Boss' Mandalay! I have deleted your homework for this week so you can all access it.
3. Carry on with your Bitesize/ Oak National Academy lessons, these will keep your brain ticking over whilst we are off school and make sure you are 'Secondary school ready!'
No-one could have predicted what this year would bring, and it's such a shame that your last year at primary school has this little blip in it. However, there are lots of positives that this Lock-down is bringing- try to remember that if you are feeling a little down. Have a look at the video below- it made me smile when I was feeling a little sad .
As always, I love hearing from you so email if you can!
I am writing this on Sunday evening, as I am in school on Monday looking after the children who are there. Always seems very odd being in school and not seeing all your tired (and sometimes grumpy!) faces on a Monday morning . I have loved seeing your emails this week, keep them coming please !
As we approach our sixth (!!!!) week of home learning, there are a couple of things I want to remind you of:
1. You should be visiting the BBC Bitesize or Oak Academy pages daily and having a go at their Maths and English tasks. Remember, if you get stuck with anything at all you can email me and I'll give you a hand!
2. Have a look at the subjects on our class page, I upload new tasks to these weekly for you to have a go at. If there is anything specifically you want uploading, let me know!
3. You should have a look at our weekly topic and have a go at some of the tasks that have been set! This week is all about 'The Beautiful Game'- aka Football! Click here to have a look.
Finally, have a look at our Toilet Roll Challenge the teachers (and Louis!) have had a go at! If you would like to send in a video of you having a go, email me and I'll add you into the video...
I miss you all, as always!
Today marks what should be your last ever term at Primary School! How lucky are you that instead of revising for your SATs you can be sat in your sunny gardens reading this?!
As some of you may have guessed, our topic for this term is Lights, Camera, Action! Each week myself, Miss Swatton and Miss Kirk will be uploading a different section of our topic for you to explore. This week's theme is 'At the movies!' Have a look here for more information.
It seems like I haven't seen you in such a long time, I am missing you lots and lots! Thanks to those children that have emailed in, it's lovely to hear from you all- even if it's just to say hello! Have a look at this section of the website to see what your classmates have been up to...
Don't forget, if you (or your parents!) are struggling with any aspect of Year 6 work, let me know! I had a few people email in about long division and adding fractions, so I made some revision videos for you to take a look at here. You could always have a go at making some revision videos for me to upload, that would be fabulous!
I am uploading lots of different subject specific work each week to the website, so keep your eyes peeled for the ones you haven't done! In addition to this, BBC Bitesize and the Oak Academy are releasing video lessons every day for you to watch and work along with. The links are on the home page here.
Missing you lots & lots!
Hello Year 6!
Hope you all had a Cracking Easter- ha ha! It feels like such a long time since I have seen you all- I miss you all lots & lots! Thanks to those children that have emailed me, it's been lovely hearing what you have been up to. Even if you just want to email to say hello that's fine
Later on today I am going to be uploading some videos to remind you of some of the tricky Year 6 maths you may want to practise... so keep your eyes peeled
Your project this week is called:
'Thank You NHS!'
It is a project involving lots of research, artwork and small acts of kindness! You can find the details on Themed Week Home Learning Resources. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to show me what you have been up to...
Missing you all lots!
Morning Year 6!
Hope you liked my April Fools joke wordsearch below- how long did it take you to figure it out?! Hope you are all okay, I miss you all lots!!
You can now email me directly and I can reply to you- yay! My email is: Year6teacher@barrowby.lincs.sch.uk
I would love to hear from you about what you have been up to, I've had some pictures of you baking (yum!), some of your amazing science experiments and powerpoints of your scientist research.
You have a new topic this week:
For this topic, you will need access to Google Earth. You can access this on a phone, tablet or laptop! Have a
look at Themed Week Home Learning Resources for some ideas you can have a go at.
Have a look at my Science experiments from last week below, they also feature Miss Swatton and Miss Kirk!
I hope you're all enjoying the time at home,
I miss you all!
Morning Year 6!
I wasn't planning on doing another update till next Monday, but I miss you all and I found a word search that I know you will love doing! Hope you are all getting on well with your science project, I would love to hear all about it
I'll attach the word search below this, let me know if you manage to find all the words...
Morning Year 6!
This week I have decided to have a theme for your home learning. This will hopefully be a week-long project that you can dip into when you want to. The theme for this week is:
Wacky Scientists and Interesting Inventions!
Have a look back at 'Home Learning Ideas' to see some of the ideas I've got for you to try.
I have started investigating materials changing state, and what better way to do this than baking a cake! Unfortunately, my cake didn't look quite like the picture on the recipe I was following. Have a look at the picture below and see what you think...
I am missing you all lots, but hope you are having fun at home (whilst doing some work).
Miss Lees again! I've got a little challenge for you today... I would like you to try something that takes a bit of perseverance.
An example of this may be:
- A handstand for 10 seconds
- Learn a song off by heart (not the periodic table song!)
- Draw a perfect circle without a compass
- Make a powerpoint about any subject, using all the cool animations!
- Get 99% accuracy on times table rockstars
Any other task that requires a bit of perseverance!
My task today was to teach Louis to sit, give his paw and lay down for a treat. Have a look at how well we did today... I think we may need to try again tomorrow
Make sure you send proof of you having a go at your task! Thanks to those children that have already sent an email- I have enjoyed seeing what you have been up to
Hi guys, Miss Lees here! Hope you are all making the most of the lovely weather and having a bit of time outside I have added some Home Learning Resources onto our class page, feel free to have a look at them to keep your brain ticking over!
Remember, if you do anything you would like to share with us email a picture to email@example.com, I would love to see what you're all up to!
I will update this as much as possible,
Miss Lees 23/03/20