This week, I have given all of the children in Hawk Owls a Maths sheet to help them revise some of our learning this term. I have explained to all of them that they do not have to complete their homework if they are learning lines for the play. They are already spending lots of time learning their lines and songs so I do not want to add to their workload! The homework is there though if they would like to complete it or you would like to do some extra revision with them.
Next Friday, we will be attempting to make periscopes in Science! If you have any spare cereal boxes at home that you are about to throw away then please could you send them into school? I will also bring some from home but I thought I might need some help eating enough cereal!
As we have Sports Day (Thursday 24th) and Chance to Shine Cricket (Wednesday 23rd) next week (both are weather dependent) we will not have PE on Friday 25th July which will also be the day of our rescheduled class photos.
Mrs Frost and I have also added photos from the residential to the Google Drive on Google Classroom. I have copied a link to the stream on our Google Classroom for you to access the photos.
Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!
Happy Half Term!
Welcome to the final term in Year 6 and at Great Milton Primary School!
You all had such a brilliant end to last term with your residential week! I hope you all have a brilliant half term in the sunshine and you have a good rest with your families.
This term, we will be focussing our learning around ‘Time travelling Through Britain’. Hawk Owls are continuing to share their learning journey with the Eagle Owls. If you would like some more information about which objectives we are covering this term, then please see the Topic Web that I have uploaded on our class page. We have chosen three major events to study in more detail which are: the abolition of slavery, the suffragette movement and the development of vaccines. We think these are pertinent to modern day life and will equip the children with a good foundation of background knowledge.
I have also uploaded lots of helpful resources which will help the Hawks Owls practise different skills e.g. times tables, number bonds, comprehension work, handwriting and spelling practice. All of the Active Learn games which I allocated throughout Year 5 and 6 are still accessible to the children’s profiles if there is a particular area in maths which you would like them to revise. The lessons we covered during home learning are also still available on Google Classroom if you you would like them to re-visit particular areas. There are lots of documents on our class page for you to access throughout the year. Please feel free to use them – the majority of these activities can be accessed by your child independently.
This term, we will be having Forest School with Mrs Howlett on a Tuesday afternoon. To cover all weather possibilities and to reduce mud being brought into the classroom, please ensure your child has appropriate shoes and clothing for the outdoors (e.g. wellington boots, outdoor trainers or walking boots, a jumper, light waterproof and longer tracksuit bottoms).
Their PE sessions will be with Miss Johnston. Please can they come to school ready in their PE kit for Athletics on a Friday morning. We will be on the field but if there is poor weather we will move indoors. Please ensure all of their PE and Forest School clothing is named as we cannot currently store lost property in school. Thank you!
As a class, we will be continuing to use our class book for our whole class reading sessions: ‘The boy at the back of the class’ by Onjali Q Rauf. Thank you so much to all of you for purchasing a copy of this book for your child to enjoy and to help them engage in these sessions – I really appreciate this!
Please encourage your children to enjoy borrowing reading books from our fantastic reading corner – there is such a range of books to enjoy in Year 6! They are more than welcome to borrow one book at a time from our selection of books to enjoy at home. We have a signing out book which they can fill in to help us keep track of our books. They are also welcome to bring in their own books from home with their names in the front which would need to remain in their drawer in school for the time being.
We will be continuing our homework set up this term. I have uploaded the homework grid and spelling lists for this term. The spelling lists are organised from week one to week six so you can learn them at home before we focus on them in school during the following week. Remember, if you are finding your maths work really tricky then ask an adult in class to explain it or help you. Some of the tasks in the homework grid may take longer or shorter amounts of time so do pick what works for you that week whilst also keeping a balance throughout the year. Each week, your child will come home with a double-sided maths sheet in their homework folder which coincides with the learning covered in maths that week. I would recommend making a note of their Google Classroom, Active Learn and TTRS logins from the front of their folder for the days when your child’s homework folder is in school. I will be handing out homework on a Thursday before their homework is due on a Tuesday.
Hawk Owls are expected to pick a task from the creative grid, learn their spellings and complete the maths sheet to help consolidate their learning in class.
I will be opening the outer classroom door to the Hawks Owls at 8:45-9:05am for drop off and again at 3:15pm and 3.30pm for pick up.
If you have any queries or concerns this term, please feel free to contact me via the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org
For homework this week I have given Hawk Owls some revision questions based around the Maths topics we have covered since returning to school in the Easter term. I have explained to Hawk Owls that this is not due until Thursday 10th June. There are arithmetic, problem solving and reasoning questions which they can dip in and out of across the next three weeks. Hawk Owls can work through these questions with an adult - it is not a test! This is an opportunity for them to revise some of these topics and to show you what they feel confident with and what areas they might need a little more support with.
On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he’d raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. His simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.
Now it’s your turn to build on that legacy. Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, The Captain Tom Foundation would love everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part in the Captain Tom 100.
Please follow the link below for further information:
Hawk Owls also have a Maths sheet consolidating their work this week on coordinates. It is optional as I would like them to prioritise the Captain Tom Moore challenge!
All of our remote learning is now being accessed through Google Classroom. Please contact the school office if you need support to access this.
Dear Parents and Carers of Hawk Owls,
I would like to say a big thank you for all of your support and kind words this term. You have all been incredibly generous with your lovely cards and gifts - thank you very much for your kindness.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Stay safe at home. Remember, there is always someone to listen if you do not feel safe. Follow this link to the Childline website:
Useful Websites and Resources
Below is a list of recommended websites and resources for continuing learning at home.
BBC Bite Size
This web site has opportunities to revise key areas of English and Maths and learn across the curriculum.
Key Stage 2 Literacy
A good web site for revising spelling patterns, grammar and punctuation.
Practice KS2 SATs questions for English, Maths and Science.
Free SATs revision resources.
Online quizzes linked to subjects and topics across the curriculum, including Ancient Greece.