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Distanced Learning

Week 5 of re-opening

Children have seemed to have really made good progress with algebra this week.  We can't say they enjoyed it but they have learnt!  We have also focused on the divisions between blacks and whites in South Africa and the Civil Rights movement in the US.  We have also done some throwing of howlers (Javelins), shots, hammers and discus - all good fun! 

Week 4 of re-opening

This week Year 6 started some work on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.  This work is going to continue for the next couple of weeks and we will discuss the Abolition of Slavery in 1807, the divisions between blacks and whites in South Africa and the Civil Rights movement in the US.

The nice weather this week also allowed us to do some outdoor PE.  Football - dribbling and passing. 

Home School History Pod Cast - Mansa Musa

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jvqr

Books to read: How to Liver Forever and Chocolate Tree

Week 3 of re-opening

This week has included some 'high brow' conversations about communism and capitalism inspired by the children's work on into the Berlin Wall and the history surrounding its creation.  We have also been trying to use our voices more to speak articulately and plan for a debate.  For children working at home you will need a sibling or grown up to compete against if you are going to complete the debating work. 

History - Completed in school week beginning 15th June - Uploaded 19 June for home learners

Craft - Completed in school week beginning 15th June - Uploaded 19 June for home learners

Week 2 of re-opening

Another good week in school this week.  Fractions, decimals and percentages are a weaker area of maths for some children but well done to all the children who completed some of the extensions and challenges.  Children really seemed to enjoy finding out much more about the Titanic and produced some good written work.  The Art work has allowed us to become a little zen-like with some quality, calm time adding colour to our creations (Mr Hadfield needed this with his noisy group)!  We finally finished the Beowulf story - what should we read next week?

 

All the work the children did this week is below.  Slides used for discussion and group work are attached as PDF documents and then the independent tasks are also attached.

History - Completed in school week beginning 8th June - Uploaded 12 June for home learners

Book to read:Beowulf Parts 3, 4 and 5 - Completed in school week beginning 8th June - Uploaded 12 June for home learners

Week 1 of the re-opening

What a great first week!  Well done to all the children who returned to school.  It wasn't easy to get over the first hurdle and stepping into the unknown on 2nd of June but you did it.  For those of you who are at home we still miss you.  It is great to see some of you still adding to the class forums.

Teachers were amazed at how quiet all pupils in school were during that first day but everyone has returned to their usual selves by Friday!  Highlights of the week were:

  • The periscopes (although not for Miss Saul) - that's Thursday's Science lesson.
  • The shock of Mr Hadfield's group asking to watch Killing Eve during lunch but settling for Pepper Pig.
  • The social distancing hugging machine is now nearly ready for production
  • The social distancing hula hoop of shame has hardly been needed.
  • Miss Saul has loved a class of just 9 (then 8) and Mr Hadfield and Miss Jury now no longer want to teach in class sizes over 11!

 

All the work the children did this week is below.  Slides used for discussion and group work are attached as PDF documents and then the independent tasks are also attached.

Book to read: Beowulf Part 1 and 2 - Completed in school week beginning 1st June - uploaded 5th June for home learners

Home learning - Art projects for KS2

Hi all,

I'll be putting the art project information packs on DB Primary for you to access there on the Art, Craft and Design community page. I will edit and upload the projects on a weekly basis.

I look forward to seeing your ideas!

Stay well, Mrs B x

A Note on Year 6 Homework

Homework in Year 6 is given to pupils on Friday and is due in on Wednesday.

This means that if pupils need to ask for support they can ask for additional help on Monday or Tuesday.

Maths Homework

Pupils will be given a different piece of homework depending on the group they are in. When possible, this should be completed in their maths homework book. There are occasions when working directly on to the sheet is more appropriate in which case the sheets should be folded and stuck inside the book.

As well as the weekly homework related to their lessons children are expected to reach 1000 points on Mathletics each week. We set this target as we feel that it is achievable for every student.

English Homework

Pupils will be given a piece of English homework, which will be the same for both classes, each week. This is likely to be a piece of reading comprehension which will require pupils to read a short text and answer questions. Answers should be written directly into their English homework books. As with the maths, work completed on sheets should be glued into books.

As well as the weekly homework related to lessons we also expect children to read their library books and record what they have read, each week, in their reading record.

Extra! Extra!

Pupils can always do more. Each week a Mathlete of the week is awarded for the pupil with the most points.

DB Primary has a 'learning library' full of resources for a wide rage of curriculum subjects.

Espresso, accessed at home through DB Primary, is a fantastic resource with videos to watch and a wealth of activities to undertake.

Year 6 Spellings

In the past Year 6 pupils were given a set of spellings to learn each week. We have always felt that weekly spelling tests and lists to learn have little impact on spelling overall.  Therefore, this year, we are trialing weekly 'Book Talk' which involves reading and discussing feelings towards stories, vocabulary and events.  Pupils will still be given spelling tests, approximately every half term.  All the spelling tests will include words taken directly from the new national curriculum or are from past SATs spelling papers.

 

All Year 6 pupils will sit a spelling test as part of the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests (GPS). There are 20 randomly chosen spellings, some difficult and some hard. This can be a source of stress and anxiety for many pupils as they consider themselves ‘bad spellers’. If this is the case, pupils will be supported in school.

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