Sacriston Academy - Class Friends posed

Year 6

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To my wonderful year 6 class, 

I miss you all so much already, but I am very glad you are all staying home and staying SAFE. I have loved seeing your work on Purple Mash; please write me a comment and I will make sure I reply back to them all. I can also see that lots of you are working hard on TT Rockstars and EdShed. This brightens my day, knowing that you are still learning even though I can’t be there to teach you in person. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy and I will regularly update the tasks on the websites you have access to.  Keep working hard: in the weeks before schools closed, each and every one of you showed unbelievable determination and dedication to improving your knowledge. Whilst SATs may be cancelled, that learning IS NOT LOST. Not only will your positive and focused attitudes take your far in life, but you can and will continue to build upon the knowledge you had gained.

 Whilst you are home, you have a unique opportunity to take control of your own learning. Research topics that take your interest; you could create your own project or blog. As the oldest children in school, you are uniquely placed to support your families. Why not give mam or dad a break and teach your younger siblings? You have all shown in school how patient, kind and compassionate you are. Read a story, playtimes table games or draw together. You could ask an older brother or sister to share with you what they have been learning and find out something new. 

Remember this is a strange time for everyone. Be patient and kind – most of your parents did not sign up to be teachers! The most important thing is that you and your family stay safe and well. Look after your physical health (I’ve been doing Joe Wicks every morning and I am definitely aching) but also your mental health. KEEP TALKING! Take some time away from the screen and do something with others. Help to cook tea, complete a workout or do some colouring. Now more than ever, it is important to look out for each other (even if your little brother or sister is being annoying) and stick together. 

I cannot wait to see you all again and, in the meantime, keep sharing your learning. 
I could not be prouder of you all. 

All my love, 
Miss Towers xx 

Miss Towers

Pobble 365

Home reading hotline:
From Monday 23 March, Read Write Inc. Phonics has sent up an email hotline for parents and carers helping children learning to read at home:

Oxford Owl for home from Oxford University Press

  • 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
  • 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
  • 28 Ditty practice sheets
  • Parent information booklets
  • 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows

Resources will be on Oxford Owl for Home over the coming days and weeks.Parents and carers will need to login to access eBooks.

Purple Mash

Times Tables Rockstar’s


Oxford Owl

Spelling Shed / Maths Shed

Classroom Secrets


Bedtime Math

Maths Playground

British Sign Language


Charanga Yumu is an online learning space dedicated to supporting students' music-making.

Username: Your username will be your first name and the first initial of your surname followed by your year group all in lowercase. Password: password E.g. John Smith in Reception. Username: johnsrec Jane Smith in Year 1. Username: janesyear1


30 Day Lego Challenge

Origami rabbit activity 

Origami butterfly activity 

BP Education challenges

David Walliams audio stories
For 30 days, popular children's author, David Walliams, will be releasing an audio story from The World's Worst Children here.

Carol Vorderman's 'The Maths Factor'

Art for kids hub

Digital art

Sir Linkalot Time - free spelling lessons

Key Stage 2 PSHE 

Being a young leader / Being an advocate 

If your child works with the Speech and Language Team, then visit for lots of speech and language resources, advice and tips for working at home.

Calming bedtime story from CBeebies 

We know it is a very unusual time for us all at the moment that may make us feel worried or anxious. It is important we share our worries, if you have any, talking about them with people you care about can help. You can read a story about a girl who learns that she is not the only person with a worry here

Coronavirus explained for children

PE resources 

Joe Wicks
Starting Monday 23 March, Joe Wicks will be hosting free workouts aimed a children, live from Youtube at 9:00am Monday - Friday.

You don't need any equipment, just tune into the Youtube channel linked below for a fun, 30-minute workout.

If you like dancing try this link: 

If Yoga is your thing, or you want to try something new, these links will help:

Cosmic Kids

Wuf Shanti Mindful Yoga Fun

If you prefer general fitness, prepare to give yourself a real work out with these links:

The Body Coach - 5 Minute Move

Jump Start Jonny - Free activities 

Durham CLS resources 

Active Kids Do Better

POPSUGAR Fitness - Fun family cardio workout

Little Sports - Exercises for children

Sesame Street - Exercises for children

Aspire Active Hub

Youth Sport Trust - Free learning resources

Change 4 Life - Indoor activities

Super Movers - 20-minute active learning programme

Couch to 5k

Jump rope UK 


School sports partnership