We are feeling so pleased and very proud of all of the children who have been completing work on Seesaw. We have found this to be successful and we have taken on all of the feedback received. Now that we have Seesaw up and running completely, we aim to contact your child by phone a minimum of 1-2 times a week to check in and see how they are getting on.
In the mean time, children can message their teachers on Seesaw by adding a response to the work that is posted for them. Alternatively, you can email your child's year group email account where one of the year group teachers will be able to respond.
Reading aloud to others - children to adults and adults to children - is an important part of our daily curriculum and building this into your home learning would be hugely beneficial.
You have your school reading books with you as well as additional ‘home’ books and these are a great starting point. If, however, you're looking for other ideas, the World Book Day website (https://www.worldbookday.com) has lots of fun ideas and creative and booky challenges that are well worth looking at. Additionally, the site also includes free audio-books (including full chapter books) that can be enjoyed by all the family. Try to read a variety of genres as well as non-fiction texts. Use the Year 6 genre challenge in the back of your reading records to help you.
PE day is Friday afternoon and, in the current circumstances, we ask that children come into school in their PE kits as we will not be changing in the classrooms as we normally would do. We expect children to wear a plain white t-shirt and black shorts (or black jogging bottoms in the autumn and winter months) together with appropriate footwear (black daps in the spring and summer months and trainers in the autumn and winter). We advise children wear their school jumpers on PE days as they will be learning outside.
The school has a subscription to this excellent Maths learning tool which can be accessed online or downloaded as an app. We have found that it is extremely successful in helping children acquire the times tables knowledge which is vital to their ongoing success in math. All children have access to Time Tables Rock Stars and you will find their log-in on a label in the back of their school reading record. If you do have any problems, do not hesitate to contact us.