Welcome to Term 4
Welcome back to term 4! We hope you have had a lovely half-term and managed to keep yourselves busy and active after a hard term of learning and working from home. We are looking forward to seeing some of your pictures, so please do remember to email us and let us know what you got up to. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed that we are all soon back at Upton Road together as we cannot wait to continue the school year teaching you in school! As soon as we have any information on this, we will let you know. You were brilliant at adapting to the changes last term, showing your Ashton Gater characteristics of resilience, creativity, motivation, independence and compassion amongst many others and we know you will do the same this term.
As last term, each week, we will provide daily maths and English lessons as well as lessons for a range of other subjects, including science, history, PSHE and art. We will be continuing to send weekly videos to each class and we will also be phoning regularly to check in and say hello to the children. Our daily Zoom calls will begin again at 9.15am on Monday 22nd February; the links will be sent to you each Friday. Please find below the 'on-call' teacher for learning support each day, but feel free to get in contact with class teachers with any more specific queries and questions.
As a guide, we would recommend for the children to try and complete the English and Maths lessons each day, as well as one other lesson from the selection which are on the website. We recommend spending around 45 minutes to an hour on the English and maths activities, however we know that everyone works at their own pace and are therefore likely to complete learning in different times. A guide timetable can be found above, which will match what is being taught to the children in school. We also recommend spending time reading, exercising and talking to others. Completing lessons with friends via Zoom can be a great way to discuss learning, as well as keeping daily social contact. TimesTables Rockstars is a great way to practise times tables recall and challenge members of the class. There will also be activities on PurpleMash to complete, as well as a range of more general home learning activities, which can be found at the link below.
We hope that everyone is able to stay motivated and positive during these difficult times and we look forward to seeing some more of your pictures and work in the coming weeks.
The Year 6 Team.
Teachers 'on call' for home learning queries:
Monday 22nd February - Wednesday 24th February - Emma Taylor - email@example.com
Thursday 25th February & Friday 26th February -Charlotte Thomas -firstname.lastname@example.org
Y6 Teacher email addresses
Emma Taylor- email@example.com (6T)
Charlotte Thomas- firstname.lastname@example.org (6T)
Katharine Simpson- email@example.com (6S)
Lily Goodman- firstname.lastname@example.org (6G)
Below is a link to some more general home learning activities and websites, which you may find useful.
You can also find details of a competition run by school council to design a new friendship bench.
Year 6 SATS 2021 - 6th January
To the pupils in Year 6,
As you may have heard, the government has decided today to cancel the SATs for Year 6 this year.
I know many of you will have mixed feelings about this, and that’s completely ok. I just want to assure you that the wonderful Year 6 staff will most definitely continue to provide you with the best possible teaching and learning, as they do every year for your year group. They will continue to challenge and engage you and help you to reach your full potential in every subject. At the end of the summer you be able to share your terrific work with your families and we can tell your Year 7 teachers about the amazing learning and progress you have shown in your time at Ashton Gate.