Tuesday 12th May
A Poem for Fixby Year 6 children - class of 2020
Today is the day that SATs would have started,
The classroom set up and the tables parted,
The rules on the board, the display walls all covered,
Your workbooks away, out of sight in the cupboard,
Instead you are home, you’re doing your bit,
Protecting your families from getting sick,
It’s important right now, we’re in lockdown you see,
Being a part of world history,
You’ve all worked so hard, you should be so proud,
You’ve practised your SPAG and times tables out loud,
You’ve learnt algebra to the Nth degree,
And now the tests, they will no longer be,
Some may be sad that they can’t take the tests,
“Hip hip hooray,” I’ve no doubt said the rest,
Whilst the tests are on hold and you stay home this term,
Remember that tests can’t measure everything you learn,
And I don’t need SATs results to tell me,
How hard you have worked, it’s easy to see,
'Lockdown' Year 6, let me shout it out loud,
You’ve made all your teachers so very proud,
So please continue to learn, fill that brain up full,
And remember, we think you’re all wonderful!
So we've heard from Boris, and hopefully, fingers crossed, as long as everything keeps improving, we will be back in school together from June 1st. At the start it will only be us as year 6, reception and year 1. We will also be in far smaller groups, so we will have lots of different teachers - I think this is really exciting.
I've already started planning for what we will be doing - I'm so excited to see you all and so I REALLY hope that things go to plan and that we are able to go ahead with this. Undoubtedly school will be different from when we were last all together, but we will be putting different things in place to make sure everyone is as safe as possible and that you can come and enjoy time with your friends (and obviously your favourite teacher).
As you can tell from the poem at the top, this week was meant to be SATs week. At 10 this morning you would have been doing the reading paper. It makes me both sad and happy for you that this isn't happening. Sad because I know the work you put in, and you deserved the great scores you would have achieved. Happy because you don't have to go through the pressure of the event, and, as the poem states, it doesn't take a SATs result for me to know how amazing each and every one of you are.
Have a great day, as always, please feel free to email me. You can let me know about any concerns you have about coming back; anything you would like to learn about in particular; and just general school questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
For maths today I'd like you to focus on the white rose home learning. It's based on fractions and going over some work we've done previously in the year. Fractions play such a big part of life in year 6, so it's vital you are really secure with these.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ Week 4 lesson 2. This on multiplying fractions by fractions.
Watch the video and then do the sheets that I have attached (they are no longer given on the website).
Afterwards, I'd like you to do more practice from this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrspscw
For English, we have another space themed Guided Reading,
The reading task each day this week will be a different space themed text, some fiction and some fact so you can get as much knowledge as possible to help you with your writing. I am also attaching a WAGOLL each day of a fantastic example of a Sci-Fi narrative - today's is a story based on a true event. I will put the task on each day as a reminder but don't print it each day. If you need any help, get your grown up to email me.
This is a really interesting task where you can play around with the laws of science!
Next, I have found some Science lessons based around space. This will definitely help you with your writing, you can improve your vocabulary and knowledge so the more you know the easier it will be to include real life information in your narrative.
Finally, we are going to do some music. Mrs Martin has provided us with more of the weekly songs, she says there are some really good ones this week.