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Home Learning

Yr 6 Leavers Yearbook

Dear Year 6, 
What a year we are having; not at all what we originally had planned and we know that you will feel that you are missing out in some ways. As a school, we have said many times that we want to try to make things up to you. One way that we can do this is by trying to do something  that no other Year 6 class has done before, namely to create a Yearbook. It is important that each of you complete your own page so that we can create a lasting memory of our class as a whole. This is going to be a challenge but it will be wonderful if we can work together to make it happen.

From all The Manor Fields Staff

Manor Fields Yearbook.doc

We need you to print and complete or complete online the attached Yearbook page. Please then return it either via email or drop it into school by Monday 11th May 2020.

Home Learning Week 8

I hope you are as happy and well as possible. Some of us are back in school and we wanted you to have an opportunity to follow what we are learning.

In the attached folder there are a series of arithmetic activities, please do not feel you have to print each page; work from the screen with a piece of paper and use the paper to write your answers and record any of your ‘working out’.

There is also a maths paper which covers a whole range of areas, we will be using this for the next three days – it will help us revise our skills. This is not a test, more of an opportunity to help you regain your confidence and remembering how to be successful when problem solving.

Finally, there is an animated tale based on the events surrounding the arrest of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, this will be our introduction to one of our learning themes. What do you think? Think about Hettie, Jem, the Loveless brothers, the struggle for some sort of equality and fairness.

We miss you all and I will post what we are learning on the website at regular intervals.

 

We will be thinking about you.

 

Mr McMorrin

 

 

 Home Learning 20.5.20

Dear Kestrels,

This is the seventh Home Learning letter I have written and I am more hopeful that we are approaching something that we can recognise as much more like our lives before the ‘lockdown’ began.

I have attached a ‘time capsule diary’, power point, please try and follow this, it will be really useful for after half-term and it will also be something you can use to look back on when you are older and remember this unique experience. Ignore the suggested dates, start your diary and follow the seven day sequence.

We will load a video which will give you an idea about what the Time Capsule project looks like. We will be using this after half-term.

I know it is going to be a tricky time for you and for those who love you leading up to the first day when we return to school. With this in mind, I’d like you to write a text about your thoughts – you choose which type and send it to me; it could be an explanation text, an information text, a letter, a persuasive text, you know the features of each.

Remember to consider the type of words and phrases you use; the persuasive nature of your writing; using expressive vocabulary and phrases; the structure of your text – subheadings etc; images; diagrams, short and long sentences, fronted adverbials, opening, conclusion and editing.

I think this will be useful for you, your families and especially me. I’d really like to know what you are thinking and how I can best help you.

I have planned some really interesting learning themes for after half-term and you will only be able to make the most of them of you feel happy and safe. I know some of you and your families will find the decision as to whether to return to school very tricky; please let me know if I can help.

Here are some other websites you may like to have a look at.

 

Websites to support Home Learning

 

Reading

 

A large number of providers have made books available to read or listen to online.  Here are just two examples.

 

Audible

 

Children’s books free to stream on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Book Trust

 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

Mathematics

I See Maths

 

Live streaming of KS2 Mathematics lessons – two lessons a day

 

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

 

 

Mathematics Mastery

 

Free resources which can be shared with parents.

 

 https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

 

 

Primary MyMaths

 

Free subscription to Primary MyMaths until September.   Please note that this free access will convert to a full subscription in September 2020 so don’t forget to cancel it if you do not wish to continue.

 

https://admin-oupform.edcowebsites.co.uk/mm/request-a-primary-mymaths-free-trial/form?region=uk&_ga=2.133712012.34820920.1584369786-64416819.1530729460

 

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

Child Mind Institute

 

Support families during Covid-19.  This includes live chats with experts and a range of comprehensive resources.

 

 

https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

 

 

Art

 

The Artful  Parent and carer

 

A range of free, interesting art activities for parents to do with children at home.

 

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Physical Activity

 

Supermovers

 

An initiative from the BBC and the Premier League which gets pupils physically active whilst learning.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

 

Other

 

National Geographic

 

A large range of interesting resources across the whole curriculum.

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/

 

As with previous weeks, follow the BBC bitesize programme of study.

 

Some of you are really good at keeping in touch, please do and please let me know if we can help, offer advice or share thoughts.

 

I miss you all very much and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Keep happy and safe,

 

Scotty McMorrin

 

 

 

Power Point for diary

 

 

Home Learning 13.05.2020

 

Please click here for the details of this weeks home learning.

 

Thank you. 

Home Learning 06.05.2020

Hello again everyone,

Week 5 of Home Learning; As with last week, I have been able to speak with most of you or your parents and carers and that has been a really useful way to find out how you are. I hope you are all as happy and well as possible, I know as time passes it can seem as if this situation becomes more difficult to cope with. Remember, with each day that passes, we are a day closer to being together. Let’s keep on hoping that we can be together again soon.

Again, this week we will focus on using the BBC bitesize activities. As you know they are sorted into year groups and there are sessions for most subjects; choose which year group best suits the way you learn. There is an online lesson schedule which you can follow. The site is continually updated. You can always go back and look at activities from a previous day.

Remember to use PiXL times tables app and Mathletics, both are a fantastic way to keep you ticking over and moving forward. If you have brothers and sisters you can always include them. Here we go…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

BBC bitesize also has a page for daily lessons on its iPlayer page– take a look below for more information on daily lessons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f?xtor=CS8-1000-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL07]-[PS_IPLAYER~C~~P_Dailylesson]

Spanish – I really like this section, have you tried it, please let me know?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82

I know that some of you really enjoyed the ‘flag’ activities. Do you remember a game we played on the board, called IQ traveller Challenge? There are lots of superb activities on this site: capitals, countries, flags, seas, mountains and many others. I think it is superb and I know you will enjoy it, let me know which level you reach. I heard from one pupil about this challenge and they really enjoyed it.

https://www.travelark.org/tiq

Please read as often as you can. Let me know if you need help with ideas.

VE day, we have attached a comprehension activity for VE Day and below is a quiz you may want to try when you have read this information.

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ve-day-quiz-3/

We have also attached a VE Day maths puzzle – try not to look at the answers before you complete the task.

There is a VE Day puzzle and a VE Day writing activity. Please let me know if you’d like more VE Day activities. You could write an Information Text.

Again, it is superb to see lots of lovely images of you taking part in interesting activities at home, this is fantastic Learning and good fun: baking, exercising, making things and relaxing.

I know that many of you spend come of the morning with lessons and then different sorts of activities in the afternoon. I like this.

Keep in touch, have fun and I hope to see you soon, we miss you,

Mr. McMorrin

 

 

Home Leaning 29.04.2020

Hello again everyone,


Week 4 of Home Learning; I have been able to speak with you or your parents and carers and that has been a really useful way to find out how you are. I hope you are all as happy and well as possible. Remember, with each day that passes, we are a day closer to being together. Let’s keep on hoping that we can be together again soon.
Again, this week we will focus on using the BBC bitesize activities. As you know they are sorted into year groups and there are sessions for most subjects; choose which year group best suits the way you learn.

There is an online lesson schedule which you can follow. For example, today there are science activities – dissolving and separation, how to use bullet points and factors, multiples and prime numbers. The site is continually updated. You can always go back and look at activities from a previous day. Remember to use PiXL times tables app and Mathletics, both are a fantastic way to keep you ticking over and moving forward.

If you have brothers and sisters you can always include them. Here we go… https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons


BBC bitesize also has a page for daily lessons on its iPlayer page– take a look below for more information on daily lessons. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f?xtor=CS8-1000-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL07]-[PS_IPLAYER~C~~P_Dailylesson]


Spanish – I really like this section, have you tried it, please let me know?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82


I know that some of you really enjoyed the ‘flag’ activities. Do you remember a game we played on the board, called IQ traveller Challenge? There are lots of superb activities on this site: capitals, countries, flags, seas, mountains and many others. I think it is superb and I know you will enjoy it, let me know which level you reach. https://www.travelark.org/tiq

Have any of you started a diary? Please let me know on the Kestrels comments page – I am still waiting to hear.


Please read as often as you can. You can write a book review or design a new cover. You could start writing creatively about the space in time we are living in at the moment; a book, a short story or a poem. For example, ‘Life in Lockdown’, ‘How to have fun at home…’, ‘I’m a pupil get me out of here’. It can be fact or fiction. You could use the bullet point lesson to write about; ‘When this is over, I can’t wait to….’, ‘I know I’ll never take ….. for granted again’. I know many of you enjoy including diagrams – can you remember the difference between a diagram, caption and picture. Let me know if you need help with ideas.


Again, it is superb to see lots of lovely images of you taking part in interesting activities at home, this is fantastic Learning and good fun: baking, exercising, making things and relaxing.

I know that many of you spend come of the morning with lessons and then different sorts of activities in the afternoon. I like this.


Keep in touch, have fun and I hope to see you soon, we miss you,

Mr McMorrin

Year 6 Leaving Songs - Click here 

Home Learning 22.04.2020

Hello again everyone,

Week 3 of Home Learning; I hope you are as happy and well as possible. I miss us being together. With each day that passes, we are a day closer to being together. Let’s keep on hoping that we can be together again soon.

This week we will focus on using the BBC bitesize activities. They are sorted into year groups and there are sessions for most subjects; choose which year group best suits the way you learn. For example, today there are science activities – the Solar System and a writing activity – newspaper reports. The site is continually updated. You can always go back and look at activities for a previous day. Here we go…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

BBC bitesize also has a page for daily lessons on its iPlayer page– take a look below for more information on daily lessons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f?xtor=CS8-1000-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL07]-[PS_IPLAYER~C~~P_Dailylesson]

Spanish – I really like this section, have you tried it?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82

I know that some of you really enjoyed the ‘flag’ activities. This week, we have included activities which focus on European countries, capitals and flags.

Have any of you started a diary? Please let me know on the Kestrels comments page. Please read as often as you can.

What do you think of the Leavers’ Assembly songs? The lyrics are on our class page. It’d like to know how you are getting on with them.

Again, I have seen lots of lovely images of you taking part in interesting activities at home, this is fantastic Learning and good fun: baking, exercising, making things and relaxing.

Let me know how you divide your day – this will help me set your Learning.

Keep in touch, have fun and I hope to see you soon,

Mr. McMorrin

 

Hello everyone,
I hope you are all happy and well, I miss you all and I am so sorry that we are not together at school. Let’s hope that we can be together again soon.
Here are some activities; have a look and you will find lots of interesting ways to spend time.


BBC bitesize – a whole range ofsubjects and interactive activities.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn


Brainpop – is an animated educational site which looks interesting.
https://www.brainpop.com/


Tynker – coding, making games and programming.
https://www.tynker.com/


Creative bug – arts and crafts website.
https://www.creativebug.com/


There is also a Twinkl file attached which contains a whole range of activities. There’s even a section for SATs revision – remember preparing for those?


As you probably know there will be no testing this year. You are as well prepared as possible and know more than you ever have done; it would be fantastic if you could keep your brain ticking over with any of the above. I am proud of you and couldn’t be happier with the progress you have made.


You could keep a diary – this will be a fascinating time to look back on when you are older.
Don’t forget Mathletics and PiXL times tables.
Spanish
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82


So, I know there will be mixed feelings about Home Learning but I think it is very important that you keep leaning. How many things can you learn in a morning, an afternoon, in a day?
Have fun and I hope to see you soon,
Mr. McMorrin

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Team Manor Fields(less than a month ago)

We would like to send an especially heartfelt ‘Happy Birthday’ out to one of our Kestrels this week. Faye, we miss you, will be thinking of you and hope that you will have the most special and fun filled day.

Scotty McMorrin(about a month ago)

Before you know it Connie, it will be too small.

Scotty McMorrin(about a month ago)

Hi Daisy, your mum loves you and she will always make the right choice. We're not going anywhere, so we will always be here if things change. Keep in touch.

Daisy(about a month ago)

Hi Mr McMorrin my mum said I’m not going back to school yet.

Connie(about a month ago)

My new uniform for Sarum Academy arrived a few hours ago. IT'S HUGE! My blazer goes down to my knee's and my skirts go down to my ankles lol. I can't wait for school....More than ever.

Scotty McMorrin(about a month ago)

Hi Elifnaz, I will be in touch about Home Learning. How are you?

Scotty McMorrin(about a month ago)

Hi Connie, I agree it will be lovely to be at school again. See you tomorrow morning.

Connie(about a month ago)

Hi Mr Mc Morrin! My mum has been constantly telling me that i keep going on about how much i am talking about that i am way to excited for Tuesday to come back to school. It's true though :0

Scotty McMorrin(about a month ago)

Well done Connie, you have been so busy during this time. I am looking forward to finding out all about it.

Scotty McMorrin(about a month ago)

Reading as a family Daisy, that will be lovely. I am fine, thank you and looking forward to next week.

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