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Monday 20th April

Hello my wonderful class!

 

It's the first day back from the holidays, and I really hope you are all doing well. 

I've spent my Easter in the garden as much as possible, and making the most of our daily exercise by going for some longer walks. I'm so grateful the weather has been good to us over this period. 

 

Seth is growing so quickly at the minute and his personality is always changing. This makes me really sad that he can't spend time with his grandparents, because they are missing so much. 

Over the last 4 weeks, I think I must have listened to Baby Shark over 250 times, and we spend hours dancing around the kitchen doing the moves. Seth is so cute doing this, but I'd happily never hear the song again! 

 

I plan to email you all early this week to check on how you are all doing. 

 

Please do feel free to contact me yourselves though and send pictures and videos of what you've been up to - it doesn't have to be work related. I'll share these on this page if you are happy for me to. My email address is ben.raven-hill@kirkleeseducation.uk

 

I know a lot of you are really starting to miss your families and friends at school. Please know that I am feeling the same. Whenever you are down, please be aware that each and every day, your teacher is thinking about all of you individually. It may be that he is thinking of new ways to wind you up! Or new nicknames! But at least always thinking of you.

 

We're all the best!

 

Have a wonderful day!

For maths today I'd like you to focus on the white rose home learning. It's continuing our work on angles. If you haven't done the lessons from before the holidays - you MUST go back and watch the videos. Watch the video for Summer Term week 1 Lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/, then do the worksheets and check the answers. 
For English we are going to spend the week concentrating on newspaper reports. I am going to set you a different one each day to use as guided reading but also to help you produce a fantastic piece of writing by the end of the week. The guided reading today is from the First News (the newspaper we usually have in class), it is all about the Thursday night clapping for the NHS. There is also a short second part, that I know many of you eco-warriors will be interested in, it is about what is happening to the environment at the moment. Read the text and answer the questions, but use this as a chance to refresh yourself on the features of a newspaper report as well.
The newspaper article I want you to write about needs to tell the reader about something positive that is happening because of the Coronavirus situation. It might be about the clapping on your street or other examples of community spirit you might have seen or heard about. Tomorrows guided reading will be about Captain Tom the 99 year old who has raised £12 million pounds for the NHS or it might be a member of your family who is a real life hero helping people at the moment. Today, all you need to do is start thinking about your ideas, so maybe a bit of online research will be good.  Then complete the plan, use this to scaffold your writing and think about what you need to include. There is a checklist of features for you to look at and also use this link to refresh all you prior learning on newspaper articles. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

Next, I want to say a big thank you to those of you who have been amazing on Accelerated reader. Make sure you are reading and quizzing, there are lots of places online currently offering free books and audio-books that can be sent to a tablet or phone. So if you have run out of books at home there are still ways to keep reading.

https://ukhosted95.renlearn.co.uk/2250177/public/rpm/login/Login.aspx?srcID=t

 

I'm attaching a guide to show you how to use Accelerated Reader, as some of you are yet to do this! Which, given your time off, I don't think is good enough. I expect 30 minutes reading today. I'm going to do the same, and do it outside in the nice weather.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCv7FlcfAUw

Song of the day is an amazing song today. I hope you like it.

 

 

Finally, I have a couple of fun things you could give a try. Have a look on the Science folder and see if there is one of the experiments you haven't yet seen (give it a go if you have the equipment at home).

 

Don't forget, it would be PE today so try the Joe Wicks, the old ones are still available to try if you have missed any.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hdR8Mlib3M

 

Missing you all - hopefully it's not too long now until we're all reunited.

 

Mr R-H

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