Remote Learning Information for Year Six Pupils
Dear Parent(s) / Guardian of Year Six Children,
I would like to begin by wishing you a very happy new year and hope and pray that this year will mark the end of the tribulations facing our society today.
On - line learning set between 17th - 18th December 2020
Much of the work set for the three days before the Christmas holidays was not attempted by the majority of pupils in year six and with the exception of six children, access to 'Mathletics' and 'Bug Club' access to these learning platforms has not taken place. I appreciate that this will be because of excitement and Christmas preparations, but on - line learning now need to be a priority if the furthering of our pupils' education is to be secured.
On - line Provision 5th - 11th January for Year Six Pupils
In order to make the expectation of learning clearer for children and parents, Mrs Houston has complied audio presentations where Mrs Houston gives instructions and teaches on line. Sometimes the word documents to record answers can be tricky and those children who have done all on - line work have photographed or used the word platform to record answers with a titles and the learning objective recorded at the top. The work that has been submitted on - line has had feedback provided to the children. (Some parents may not be aware of this facility)
I know that a piece of work has been completed because it says 'Handed in' - however, when I open some files there is no work there. Therefore parents need to check that the work has actually been completed and uploaded. I think there maybe issues where parents do not know what work has been set. On the last day of term the children in year six wrote a list of the learning tasks that needed to be completed and this is recorded in their Teams file - children should be able to show you where this is. In order to avoid this confusion in future I will record all the lessons below that are on the assignments / Teams platform so parents know exactly what is required. In addition, some children are going on to Mathletics and Bug Club, but are not engaging in their learning tasks.
Why is remote learning important in year six?
You have been fantastic in year six in terms of your attendance with 94% attendance for the majority of pupils. You have made excellent progress in the Autumn term, but this needs to continue. Mrs Houston will be required to make judgements on your levels of attainment that will determine where you are placed in secondary school. You must continue to work hard, to continue to develop your work ethic, knowledge and skills for your future.
Thank you and stay safe,
Work to be completed between the 6th and 11th January (All assignments and teacher audio videos and PPTs to support learning have been uploaded on to Teams Assignments as well as teacher communications in 'Chat'
Two Lessons on the properties of a circle (Mathematics)
One lesson on probability (Mathematics)
Welsh legends (Cantre'r Gwaelod) (Literacy)
Report Writing using word processing skills on the making of a Welsh Love Spoon model. (Literacy and IT)
A lesson designing and making a Welsh Love Spoon (Expressive Arts)
A PPT on how to create a 'professional and informative' PPT on the history of the Welsh Love Spoon (History, literacy and IT)