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The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist

Voluntary Aided Primary School

Flourishing in F.A.I.T.H. (Family, All Included, Thriving & Healthy)

01233 614660

Juniper

Welcome to Spring Term 2021

 

What an unbelievable year that was !! Unfortunately not the start to the term that we wanted but we will always try our best to adapt and overcome. 

 

This term will be, for the majority of you, taught online. It's a great time to revisit previous learning and build on the foundation of knowledge that we have already acquired.

 

English work this term will be centred around 'The Selfish Giant'. Features of fabulous description and personification of non living characters. Blended nicely in to our formal and persuasive writing. 

 

Maths will be looking at coordinates, angles, shapes all rolled into one alongside lots of TTRS practice and basic arithmetic skills. 

 

Our connected curriculum will take us on an adventure into the circulatory system, understanding how our heart and lungs play such an important part in our bodies. 

Alongside this, we will be looking at how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Gaining information on nutrition exercise and the affect that some chemicals can have on our body. 

REMOTE LEARNING AND SEESAW

 

Dear Parents,

As you know, we are beginning our transition in to remote learning so that our children can continue to have access to education throughout the isolation period. Mr Hobby and I are working together to create beneficial tasks that will be enjoyed as well as educationally beneficial.

You have received initial information about how the school is planning to provide learning for our children so I wanted to say a few words to answer as many questions as possible.

For the time being, ALL remote learning for year 6 will be published on Seesaw. We will use the school website to send updates to parents should anything change; but unless you see an updated addition to the year 6 class wall on the website, assume there is no change to the programme.

SEESAW

The children are very used to using the app/website. They will all have their unique login names which will get them access on any device.

We ask that only educational material is posted on their journal. They will use the app to upload/complete and show their tasks, which teachers will be able to then have a look at and then comment back.

It is not a private messaging service however; children can provide their own feedback to make teachers aware of difficulties and successes.

We will try to give as much instruction as possible to ensure the smooth transition of receiving the instructions to completing the task. It is important to realise that we are very new to this, so please be patient if there are errors along the way.

Your children will be provided with daily Maths and English tasks on top of their usual reading and times tables work.

Spellings will be released weekly. As will our connected learning tasks (sometimes labelled as science).

There will also be an on going home learning task too.

When uploading work/adding responses please remind children to add it to the correct subject folder so it is easier for us to navigate (They know how to do it).

Personal note

During this time, we would like to wish everyone the best of health and we hope you stay safe. We are very sad to see our children leave for an extended amount of time with no certainty that they will be back at any time soon.

We will upload ‘check ins’ on seesaw to communicate a little more informally with the children because we will miss having them around. There will be times of annoyance, frustration and misunderstanding but your children will need your support and guidance throughout this time. We, of course, are here to help in any way possible.

Best wishes,

Team Year 6

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