Monday 23rd March Home Learning

Please log on to Google Classroom to see the work for today. Remember that you will need to go into designated groups to find the work (Mrs May or Mr Sallis). You will find your English and Maths work under your respective teachers and any other subject work under the Y6 classroom folder.

Mr Sallis and I will be setting daily maths and English tasks and I will set you an additional task based on another area of the curriculum.

Today your subjects will be English, Maths and Geography. Continue to read daily and use additional resources to practise skills of other key areas.

Remember that you can use the stream to ask questions.

Those of you who were absent last week need to accept invites to new groups.

Y6 information

Today, all Y6 children have been given their PE kits to take home, along with additional work booklets and things to use at home during closure. The homework CGP books and test papers should not be used unless instructed to do so. However, those children who have been working with additional 10 minute test books in the morning are welcome to use these at their leisure. Those children who are currently not in school will be able to collect their things from the school playground at 1:30pm tomorrow. More information on home learning to follow.

Y6 Subject topics this week

Week beginning Monday, 16th March 2020

Here is a summary of the topics that year six are studying this week.

English – This week, we have been focusing on SATs practice papers (reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling).

Maths – Mrs May’s group are continuing our topic of measurement and converting different units of measure while Mr Sallis’s group are continuing with their work on ratio. Children are encouraged to practise reasoning style questions in these areas.

Religious education – Our current topic is Eucharist. See our RE home learning page for the current topic’s key words and homework task. We have been designing stain glass windows with the theme of Unity.

History – El Salvador: Rio Acelhuate. How it changes from season to season.

Science – Our current topic is Light and how we see. This week we have been looking at reflection and refraction.

DT- We have started a new topic of Felt Phone covers. This week children have been designing their own front and back covers.

How to access our Google Classroom

To access Google classroom, children will need to sign in using their school Google account.

Visit google.com and click ‘Sign in’ in the top-right of the webpage.

If you, or someone using the same device, already has a Google account, you will need to add your child’s school account and switch between them before accessing the Classroom.  

How to add Google accounts

  1. Open the Chrome web browser.
  2. On the top right, select your profile image or initial.
  3. On the menu, choose Add account.
  4. Follow the instructions to add your child’s Google account.
  5. Children’s school Google usernames all end with the domain, @stadrians.herts.sch.uk
  6. Your child should know the first part of their username and the password.
    For security, I cannot add that information here. It might be worth phoning a friend if in doubt!

Once you have, set up your child’s Google account. You may need to switch between accounts for them to access the Google Classroom.

How to switch between Google accounts

  1. In the top right, click your profile photo or email address.
  2. Click the account you want to use.
  3. A new window will open for this account.

Happy New Year!

Before returning to school tomorrow, I wanted to say thank you very much to all Y6 children and parents for your kind gifts and Christmas wishes at the end of term. I hope you all had an enjoyable festive period.

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All the best for 2020,

Mrs May

RE Home learning for the whole school

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as ‘The God Who Speaks’: A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.  Cardinal Vincent Nichols has launched the Year of the Word across the diocese and further information can be found here: https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/2020-year-of-the-word-the-god-who-speaks/

As part of their RE home learning over the Christmas holiday, all children across the school are invited to think about the bible and the stories that are important to them.  Maybe they have stories from the bible that they love to read and talk about.  Share stories from the bible with your child and talk about what the stories mean to them.  When your child is ready, think about what story they would like to create a poster for to advertise the story to their friends at school.  Your child’s poster should include a clear title of the story or book from the bible and a beautiful image from the story.  Feel free to let your child add a description of the story and what it means to them.  We are looking forward to making a wonderful display of the posters and this will be a lovely way for us to start celebrating The Year of the Word in school.  Please return posters to your class by Wednesday 15th January.

2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God’s word, through a range of events, activities and resources, available across the Diocese of Westminster.  A lovely activity that is particularly pertinent to the time of year can be found here: https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/the-nativity-at-night  

We look forward to seeing the posters that the children create to celebrate God’s Word.

Emma Hayes (RE Subject Leader)

Key stage two – Christmas carol service

The countdown to Christmas has begun and the children are all working hard to learn the words to the carols for our Christmas carol service.

Please encourage your child to practise – they will need to know all of the words by heart. The words can be downloaded using the link, below.

We hope that you will be able to join us on Wednesday, 18th December for this special celebration.

ECO WARRIORS: Could you get a Blue Peter badge?

Blue Peter’s beautiful green badge.

The Eco team want to inform you of an opportunity where you can earn your very own Blue Peter Badge!

Blue Peter are giving out Green badges for Eco Warriors all across the country.

Green badges are awarded for sending in letters, pictures that are about the environment, conservation or nature.

You can apply on the link below. Remember to include a message at least 50 words long, explaining that you’re applying for the Green badge and why you deserve to be awarded one.

Also, on this link, there are some examples of brilliant Green badge posts, to inspire you to get yours!

So, why not try and apply for one today! When you get one- remember to tell your class Eco Reps so we can share the amazing news.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/bp-how-to-get-a-green-badge

The Eco Team.