Years Six Home Learning Provision
Year Six Assignments on Teams
Week Three: 18th January to the 22nd January 2021
Good Morning Year Six, Parent(s) and Guardian(s),
The following information will be shared on the class web page, your individual teams page, the latest news and class chat so there is no excuse for any child not knowing where your work is, how you can access it and my expectations of you. If there are any problems I am on line between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm. (Officially – lot longer than that with all the questions you send!) It is your responsibility to bring this information to your parents’ attention, if they do not access the information from different platforms because of family and work commitments in these difficult times. Let me know on class chat on Monday if you have done this please.
On Wednesday (20th January) all parents in year six will be contacted by Mrs Houston. By then you should have logged time for Mathletics and Bug Club and I will highlight all those children who engage on a daily basis on class chat as well as downloading work so everybody can see and celebrate the work being produced by individuals. Last weeks engagement in home learning was amazing. I hope this week will be even better!
If there is no evidence of participation, Mrs Houston will contact all parents to report lack of engagement, but she will also contact them to celebrate those children who are working hard to engage and take their learning forward. (You will know from last week’s experience this is exactly what happened.) I have now marked all your school work from last week’s assignments and parents will be able to see where work that was not completed. I will assign levels where assignments are WAG assessments so you and your families are fully aware of where you are currently operating in terms of attainment and then focus on what you can do to improve.
I am so pleased to report to you children and to your families, that engagement was around 70% for all work set accept for Mathematics. Therefore, I have set more maths tasks this week and they will be completed to the best of your ability as I will award a level of attainment for each that will be recorded in the marking feedback.
I have decided to list all the work for this week below and leave it to your discretion the order in which you complete your work. I will provide written feedback as the week goes along, but some work will not be marked until Saturday as there was a surge of work uploaded on Friday – it made my day!
Children, if there is any reason why work cannot be done, please let your family let me know or contact me on our individual chat. Don’t be afraid to contact your friends on the year six class chat. These are very challenging times, sometimes it doesn’t seem real, so helping each other is a way of getting through this so that we are active and have people to talk to. Remember what I said on chat last week … kind words, thoughts and we include everyone. I, and all the staff of Saint Joseph’s, especially our headteacher, Mrs Riordan, are here to help.
Do your best this week, remember there are lots of people there to support you and you can have a chat together on class chat any time you want – Mrs Houston will do as she has done this week, she will let you talk for a while and then we go back to work, but the chat about the birth of the kittens was great!
Remember there is a prayer PPT to help start the day, or for times you want some quiet time and also at the beginning of many of the teaching audio videos prepared by Mrs Houston.
Remember to give of your best, no one can ask for more. This is a difficult time and I think that most of us will realise that school is a great place to be. Even if I tell you off, please know that I and all the staff at Saint Joseph’s think you are all FANTASTIC, because no one in society has ever experienced circumstances like this at your age – you are the ‘Covid Generation’ who have shown such perseverance and I am so proud to be your teacher.
God bless you and all you families! Keep safe! Stick to the rules!
Speak to you Monday Year Six.
Mrs H. 😊
Work to be completed this week in Year Six
Mathematics Learning Provision on Teams:
Instruction / Teaching Input: Flipgrid Audio Teaching PPT by Mrs Houston on what is reasoning and how to approach reasoning tasks. An explanation of learning tasks to be completed.
Learning Task One: Data handling Challenge reasoning Levels five and six – only to be completed by those children who were in Mrs Houston’s maths class last year. To be completed on the word document provided.
Learning Task Two: Data handling reasoning Levels four and five - To be completed by all pupils assigned the task on Teams To be completed on the word document provided.
Learning Task Three: 2019 Mathematics Reasoning Paper - To be completed by all pupils assigned the task on Teams To be completed on the word document provided.
Learning Task Four: Year Six Procedural Past Paper- To be completed by all pupils assigned the task on Teams To be completed on the word document provided.
English / Literacy Learning Provision on Teams:
Instruction / Teaching Input: Flipgrid Audio Teaching PPT by Mrs Houston on 2019 Reading assessment GGR task an explanation of learning tasks to be completed.
Instruction / Teaching Input: Flipgrid Audio Teaching PPT by Mrs Houston on 2019 SPaG Paper (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) An explanation of learning tasks to be completed.
Learning Task One: 2019 Reading assessment – ‘The Humble Potato’ (Historical / Non – Fiction), ‘The octopus (Science / Non – fiction) and ‘White Fang’ (Narrative)– to be completed by all children. To be completed on the word document provided. This is a two - hour task.
Learning Task Two: SPaG 2019 (To be completed by all children assigned in Year Six Mrs Houston’s team Assignments.) To be completed on the word document provided This is a two - hour task.
Science Learning Provision on Teams:
Instruction / Teaching Input: Flipgrid Audio Teaching PPT by Mrs Houston on classification keys and explanation of learning tasks to be completed.
Instruction / Teaching Input: Flipgrid Audio Teaching PPT on the circulatory system by Mrs Houston. An explanation of learning tasks to be completed.
Learning Task Two: Problem solving tasks on the circulatory system to be completed by all children. To be completed on the word document provided. This is 30-minute task
PE, Fitness and Well – being Learning Provision on Teams:
Instruction / Teaching Input: Flipgrid Audio Teaching PPT by Mrs Houston on the rules of this PE, Fitness and Well – being interaction task.
Welsh as a Second Language - Learning Provision on Teams:
Instruction / Teaching Input: Flipgrid Audio Teaching PPT by Mrs Houston on ‘Yr Ysgol’ / School – Unfortunately this presentation was cut short as Flipgrid has only a 10 minute duration. Thus, the PPT has been added without the audio so you can access instructions about your learning in Welsh
Learning Task One: To use the PPT, the Welsh and English learning template and the final written piece template to produce your own piece of writing on ‘Yr Ygol’ that will be added to the Dyma Fi work completed by children last week. This is 90-minute task
Learning Task Two: To use your script to make a video of your work on ‘Yr Ysgol’. This is 30-minute task. Remember not just to upload your work on to Flipgrid, but to your own teams’ page and class page so everybody can listen to the work you have produced and read your written work. Good luck year six.
THE LAST THREE WEEKS OF WORK HAVE BEEN CHALLENGING. SO NEXT WEEK WE WILL DO AN RE PROJECT, AN ART AND DESIGN PROJECT AND AN ENGLISH PROJECT 😊