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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
http://www.pobble365.com/

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: homereading@ruthmiskin.com

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
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/sacriston

Times Tables Rockstar’s
https://play.ttrockstars.com/

NumBots
https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login-type

Oxford Owl
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Spelling Shed / Maths Shed
https://play.edshed.com

Classroom Secrets
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/

Twinkl
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Bedtime Math
http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/

Maths Playground
https://www.mathplayground.com/

British Sign Language
https://www.british-sign.co.uk/shop/product/introducing-british-sign-language-enrolment/

Reading
https://readon.myon.co.uk

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

https://charanga.com/site/

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

DT

30 Day Lego Challenge

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/tools/2dam

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'
https://www.themathsfactor.com

Art for kids hub
https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

Digital art
https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/

Sir Linkalot Time - free spelling lessons 

https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/?mc_cid=6c9e6643e8&mc_eid=ff0b1029ae

Key Stage 2 PSHE 

Being a young leader / Being an advocate 

If your child works with the Speech and Language Team, then visit https://speechandlanguage.info/parents 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

https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf

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.
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

If you like dancing try this link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/saskiasdansschool 

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

Cosmic Kids
https://www.cosmickids.com/

Wuf Shanti Mindful Yoga Fun
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wuf-shanti-yoga-fun-machine/id1296345752?ls=1

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

The Body Coach - 5 Minute Move
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Jump Start Jonny - Free activities
https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff 

Durham CLS resources
https://durhamcls-ssp.co.uk/home-resources/ 

Active Kids Do Better
https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/active-home

POPSUGAR Fitness - Fun family cardio workout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5if4cjO5nxo

Little Sports - Exercises for children
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIwFB4ciFi5ZCIu-VlwaOg/videos

Sesame Street - Exercises for children
https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/exercise/

Aspire Active Hub
https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/aspire-active-hub?fbclid=IwAR0Yx5lVT0dYRuuPuIV0xvnoo1ecKzeOcP-c7JmY3JKKei8HAXpc1iW_Ymw

Youth Sport Trust - Free learning resources
https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources?fbclid=IwAR3DJHS-OZQlMn9pqL80CLckU1Fewm0KecujY2zbuM6gfREQFbALW1a9Vi4

Change 4 Life - Indoor activities
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

Super Movers - 20-minute active learning programme
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/super-movers-day/zbmnnrd

Couch to 5k

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/

Jump rope UK

https://www.jumpruk.com/at-home-resources/ 

Kiddo

https://kiddo.edu.au/  

School sports partnership

https://www.durhamcls-ssp.co.uk