The Year 6 Team are all looking forward to welcoming all the children back to school on Monday 8th March. It will be so great to see them all face to face after such a long time away. We hope you are all as excited as we are.
Below, you will find the Year 6 curriculum letter where you can find information about what the children will be learning. We are hoping it will be fun and interesting.
Gate opening times
Year six gates will open at 8:45am. Afternoon gates will open at 3:10pm ( Mon-Thurs) and 2:10pm on Fridays. Please remember to wear your masks when dropping off and adhere to social distances measures-Thank you.
Watch the gate reminder video below.
See you on Monday!
St David is the patron saint of Wales and he is celebrated on the 1 March.
To mark the day, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of Wales's national emblems - a daffodil and a leek. Special concerts and parades are also usually held in St David's honour.
Patron saints are chosen to be special protectors or guardians over all areas of life.
Find out more about St David's Day using the link below and by doing the activities that have been put on Teams.
'Every year Jewish people from all over the world wear fancy dress to celebrate the beginning of the festival of Purim. Purim celebrates the courage of a Jewish girl called Esther who married the King of Persia, and saved the Jewish people living there from being killed over 2000 years ago.'
To find out more about this colourful celebration click on the CBBC website below. Why not design a poster which tells us all about this celebration (activity in this week's lessons under the RE icon). Please take pictures of your completed posters and send them to me via our class webpage. For more exciting activities check out Microsoft Teams where you can find 2 DT activities (one baking challenge and the other is to make your own Gragger)...!
Wishing everyone who is celebrating a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year of the Ox. Enjoy your celebrations.
This week is Children's Mental Health Week and the theme this year is 'Express Yourself.' The idea is to get children (and adults) to find creative ways to share their thoughts and emotions through a variety of activities including dance, music and art. The charity Place2Be has a fantastic range of ideas and activities for you to explore. Find the website below and a message from the Duchess of Cambridge who is the Patron of the charity.
Well done to the following children who have completed their Big Maths challenges today: Leon, Kevin, Michael, Makayla, Makhi, Stephen and Robert. :-)
Good morning lovely Baobab - I hope you are all safe and well?
Well done to the following children who have already completed their Big Maths this week: Olu,
Ethan, Mariatu, Leah, Poppy and Gracie.
BIG MATHS CHALLENGES 25.01.21
Big well done the to following children who have already completed all their challenges for this week: Olu, Ethan, Mariatu, Leah, Poppy and Gracie. Fantastic job.
Make sure you all get them done as soon as possible. Don't wait until Friday!
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN PROMOTED THIS WEEK - THEY ARE: KHYLAN, TAYA, MILES, MICHAEL, POPPY AND LEAH!
If you haven't completed your Big Maths yet (and there are quite a few of you) then you still have until Sunday!
A HUGE CONGRATIONS TO THESE CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN PROMOTED ON BIG MATHS THIS WEEK: KHYLAN, OLU, TAYA, ANGELA, MIA, LEAH, JOVANI, POPPY AND STEPHEN
FIRST NEWS COMPREHENSION
Well done to these children who have completed reading comprehensions on First News IHUB: Leon, Miles, Kevin, Mariatu, Grey, Nathan, Kayla, Olu, Ethan, Mamadu, Michael, Jovani, Shomari, Leah and Siara
Please make sure you are logging on to TT Rock Stars to practise your times tables. Your log in details are the same as last lockdown. If you need them resent to you let me know via the class email or Purple Mash and I will send them to you.
Well done to the following children who completed their Big Maths challenges today: Angela, Leah, Michael, Jovani and Jetmira.
There are still 15 pupils who have not yet completed them yet. Please get them done as soon as possible.
Well done to the children who completed their Big Maths today: Leah,
Michael, Jetmira, Jovani and Gracie.
Well done to the children who have already completed their Big Maths so far this week: Olu, Khylan, Makayla, Leon, Sho’mari, Poppy, Mia, Mariatu and Ethan .
Please do not forget to join the Virtual Junior Citizenship event on Tuesday morning (12th Jan) at 9:30 -11:00. The link has been emailed to your parents. Hope you can all access it.
Look forward to hearing what you thought about it and what you learnt from it.
Thank you to those children who managed to join me today on Microsoft Teams (Makayla, Angela, Khylan, Kevin, Leon, Mia, Mamasu, Poppy and Ramazan). It was lovely to see you all looking so happy and positive. I hope you enjoyed the story. Take care, stay safe and have a lovely weekend.
Well done to these children who completed their Big Maths today: Nathan, Siara, Miles and Angela.
KHYLAN, OLU, TAYA, ANGELA, MIA, MILES, LEAH, POPPY, RAMAZAN AND STEPHEN!
LEWISHAM ZOOOOM CHOIRS!
Do you like to sing? Lewisham Zoooom Choirs are offering FREE singing sessions from next Friday 4.30pm. If you are interested you need to register on:-
For more information have a look at the following poster!
Well done to the following children who completed their Big Maths today: Khylan, Leon, Taya, Mia, Kevin, Makayla, Makhi, Sho'mari, Ramazan and Stephen. Remember you must complete it by tomorrow so I can announce who has been promoted.
Good morning Baobab. I hope you are all well? I would like to say well done to those children who have already completed their Big Maths (Olu, Ethan, Mariatu, Leah, Michael, Poppy and Grey). Additionally, a few of you have started the activities on Microsoft Teams (Khylan, Sho'mari and Jetmira). Everyone should be completing these activities unless your parent/carer has asked for a home-learning pack. I will be checking daily to mark and feedback on activities completed. If you are unsure about the work set, send me a message on Microsoft Teams or email me on our class webpage.
Mrs Dolphy, Mrs Grey and I hope to be running a few live online lessons with small groups. Details will follow soon. Please be aware that Mrs Dolphy and I will be calling your parent/carers this week to speak to you and see how you are and if you have any questions or concerns. Meanwhile, have a lovely day and we will speak soon.
Good morning lovely Baobab. I hope you have had a restful and safe holiday? Unfortunately, you are not back with us at school for now so we have to go back to online learning to continue your education. Please check our class page everyday for activities and messages. It is extremely important that you complete work that has been set and I will be checking on your progress daily. The last time we had to learn online you were given a Microsoft Teams login - please use this to assess work that we have set on there for you.
You should be able to write on the activities so you do not need to print them out and I will also be able to mark these and send you feedback.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to do this with the Art activity so when you have completed this, please take a picture and send it to me.
If you have mislaid your login for Microsoft Teams please let me know (via our class website) and I will resend them to you.
There are other activities for example PE and Wellbeing that are on our class page so please check these out as well (see yellow star below). Try and keep to a normal school day - if possible. Any problems or questions please let me know and remember you can use Microsoft Teams to contact me and each other as well (remember I will see all messages so please use sensibly and kindly)! Have a lovely day and I'll speak to you soon.
As you are aware Elfrida Primary School will be closed for the majority of children for the next two weeks! As before we will be ensuring that our children continue their education during this time. You will have received an email asking if your child has access to the internet or whether they will require a home learning pack - please let us have this information as soon as possible.
If you have any concerns or would like to speak to me please use the class website stated below.
Introduction to the Circulatory System
This week (beginning 30th November) Year 6 have been introduced to their new science topic, Animals Including Humans. Their first lesson was to learn about blood and the circulatory system. As well as learning lots, they had great fun making and drinking blood smoothies! The four ingredients they used for their blood smoothies each represented a different component of blood:
raspberries for red blood cells, small white marshmallows for white blood cells, sprinkles for platelets and pineapple juice for plasma.
This week, Year 6 have been finding equivalent fractions by finding common denominators in order to calculate with them (adding and subtracting). They have had great fun playing with dice and dominos to generate mixed numbers for their calculations.
This week (week beginning 19.10.20) Year 6 are focusing on information texts in literacy. They have been looking at non-fiction books and identifying the features of information texts in preparation for writing their own information text about our amazing brains.
In science, Year 6 have been learning about their brains. They are training to become mini neuroscientists! This has involved them learning the names for the different lobes of the brain in Latin. Please ask them if they can remember them.
As well as learning the Latin names, they have been finding out what each lobe is responsible for. This week (beginning 5th October) they labelled and added information on the the left and right side of a brain and then cut them out to make a hemisphere hat.
Lots of fun and jokes were shared whilst busily working on their hemisphere hats. Please ask questions to see what they can remember about our amazing brain. Below are some photographs of them at work and wearing their finished hemisphere hats.
We have been focusing on this book in literacy. The children have been learning the features of persuasive language and have created wanted posters and are currently in the process of writing persuasive letters to do with the pros and cons of immortatility.
Over the past few weeks, they have been learning about subordinate clauses and subordinate conjunctions. Ask them what 'I SAW A WABUB' means? They have also been using rhetorical questions in their writing. In addition, they learnt a song to help them remember how to use colons and semicolons. Why don't you see if they can remember it and how to use the above punctuation marks?
Below, are some of their wanted posters.
Mrs Williams and the year 6 team are looking forward to meeting their new class in September.
Home learning Resource
Click the link below for home learning videos
Important information for children returning in September:
On Thursday 3rd September the children will be returning to school. They will be welcomed back by their previous teacher Mr Walker and will be introduced to Ms Williams, their new teacher, on Friday 4th September.
Baobab class children are to enter and leave school through the yr 5/6 gates. Children are to line up on Elfrida Crescent. Children will be collected from the gates by their teacher and TA. Parents will not be allowed on site.
We are encouraging only one parent to drop off and collect their child to reduce large groups occurring outside the school gates.
Start time: 8:45am Finish time: 3:20pm (2:20 pm on Fridays)
Secondary school applications
Parents, you will be able to begin to apply for secondary schools from September 1st 2020. Elfrida will be forwarding further information to you shortly. Please do visit the websites of schools you are interested in and visit: https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools/school-admission/applying-to-start-secondary-school