This blog post will act as a learning forum for pupils and parents providing a single point of contact for questions or queries about the work children have been set through the school website.

This is an important year and I would encourage pupils to try and ensure that (unless unwell) they practice a range of skills daily while at home. The children have received a pack of maths and english activities to complete on a daily basis. Along side this, other packs have been put together by other companies which are also free to download and print.

TTS – Home learning pack.

Twinkl – Home learning pack

Third space learning – Home learning pack

Classroom Secrets – Free access to child version of site and printable workbooks and activities

Along side the packs, other activities include:

Reading

  • 60 min daily reading This can be done in a variety of ways. The children have been given 2 reading books from school and they also have their Bookflix title. Any Bookflix titles that they complete can be commented on via the bookflix blog pages.
  • World Book Online have a fabulous collection of over 3,000 eBooks and audio books available for free for children to access at home. Click here for access to the site
  • Comprehension skills – Twinkl offer a range of comprehension texts / questions which can be printed out and completed . Twinkl are offering a free month subscription to access a range of resources across all subjects, including school closure packs for every year group.
  • How do I sign up for the free month?

    Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

    Step 2: Enter the code you have received, or CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code

    Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit

English

  • Explore story writing and sentence challenges with Pobble Click here
  • Write a letter to a family member who might need cheering up. Maybe a thank you letter to a keyworker.
  • Practice spellings on spelling shed to help with the year 5/6 word list. Click here
  • Starting Mon 23rd Mar, Jane Considine will be delivering a series of English sessions via webinars for pupils and parents  every weekday until the schools re-open. If you want to join in please subscribe to get the updates and resources for the sessions here https://mailchi.mp/thetrainingspace.co…/webinar-subscription

Maths

Practice times tables via TTRockstars

Hit the button

Click here to access a range of maths resources that you can practice at home across a range of topics and year groups.

Work on your maths skills with Problem of the day

Science

Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying fun science experiments, cool facts, online games and lots of free activities. Click here

Explorify for science is also a great science resource.

Other Topics / Skills

BBC Bitesize  offers a range of subjects and online games and videos. 

TopMarks – A great bank of interactive games

History – Big history project

Geography – Find out about Fair trade. Can you make a discovery diary page about what you have found out

PE – Spend time jumping on the trampoline in the back garden or take the dog for a walk. Keep active, fit and healthy with a range of activities for 30 minutes a day. Joe Wicks is doing a free interactive workout every Monday- Friday morning from 9am on his YouTube channel. Create a go noodle account (It’s free) or dance along to a just dance video on You Tube. You could even try some cosmic yoga on you tube

Art / DT – Create a still life image of some flowers from the garden or a piece of fruit. Make a hand puppet through sewing or design and make an outfit for your favourite teddy. Bake a cake or plan and make a meal for your family.

Be creative – make up a song / rap. Make a model with Lego. Build a den in the garden. Learn a new language, paint a picture, design and make a new board game.

Some children will still need the structure of a school day to help them cope. An example timetable you could follow is as below.

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I look forward to reading parent and pupil comments about what you have been up to…

Parents can also view relevant whole school updates on the school website homepage.

I will keep a regular eye on comments made within this post and respond where appropriate.

If you have any questions or need any assistance then please contact me on the following email address

lgrugel@heapbridge.rochdale.sch.uk (emails will be responded to during school hours)

Many Thanks and enjoy your learning Year 6

Mrs Grugel, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Phythian

 

Some of the work Bella has done at home. Well done Bella, great to share ideas.

 

 

 





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daisy yr 6 · 20th March 2020 at 8:20 pm

thank you so much. I really appreciate this. I will be following this routine everyday. i really do appreciate this thank you so much.

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    Mrs Grugel · 21st March 2020 at 12:44 pm

    You are welcome Daisy, I hope you find it useful.If there’s anything you need help with though Daisy please send me a message and i’ll get back to you. Keep smiling

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Mrs Grugel · 23rd March 2020 at 11:19 am

Good Morning Year 6!

Year 6 try not to be worried,
from all the stories you may have heard.
I’m just writing this because I want to say,
Myself, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Phythian are thinking of you each day.

I know you’re all looked after in your homes,
just remember that you are not alone.
Please use this time carefully,
have fun and learn creatively.
Use this time for a new skill,
let new learning be a thrill.

Don’t idle the hours with wasteful things,
enjoy the fun new learning brings.
And hopefully it won’t be long,
until we are back at Heap Bridge where we belong!

Stay safe and well and keep in touch!
Mrs Grugel, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Phythian

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Aimee · 23rd March 2020 at 2:03 pm

I have been reading the book and have fun on my trapalin

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    Mrs Grugel · 23rd March 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Well done Aimee for keeping up the reading and for also managing to fit in some exercise on your trampoline.

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Mrs Grugel · 24th March 2020 at 3:32 pm

Some fantastic learning from Bella here,well done. Great to see you are making the most of learning outdoors.

Made Bella measure the garden with her footprint…both got mixed up converting the units cm, mm and m 🙈 couldn’t work out how many flagstone packs we needed or whether it actually really mattered 😂 so we will use a tape measure tomorrow as I give up. We’ve looked at plants, written instructions and currently attempting to grow cress on cotton wool. We’ve made parachutes from plastic bags, discussed forces and weight.

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Mrs Grugel · 25th March 2020 at 2:49 pm

Another fantastic day of learning outdoors by Bella and her family. Well done. Check out some of the pictures on the blog page

Done loads today, made bird feeders, a wormery, looked at silhouettes and played guess the face 🙈 kids have done maths, writing and a results table for their experiments.

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Gabby simpson · 26th March 2020 at 10:32 am

I miss you all. Over the time of i have be reading a little bit of tom gates and it is a good book. I have been working on the tasks that miss Clarke and miss Phithian has set for us. Miss you all have a good time together. stay safe

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    Mrs Grugel · 26th March 2020 at 12:52 pm

    We miss you all to Gabby, hopefully it won’t be for too long but it’s nice to hear that in the meantime, you are keeping busy with your reading and the work packs that we sent home. Have you been onto your Seesaw account yet? There are lots of activities on there that we have set for you and you can comment on the work of your friends to. Lovely to hear from you Gabby and to find out what you have been up to. Keep smiling and take care.

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Gabby Simpson · 26th March 2020 at 6:56 pm

Thank you miss Grugel. Hope your kids get better soon and all the ill people. See you soon.

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Mrs Grugel · 27th March 2020 at 10:53 am

A big well done to Max, Aimee and Daisy for adding lots of submissions onto our Seesaw page. Come on the rest of Year 6, let’s do this!!!!

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