Welcome to Mrs Dawson’s Class page
Hello Year 6 – I hope you are all staying safe and keeping active and healthy. Its now the Easter holidays so remember to take time and relax a little. I will not be setting a weekly timetable of work for the next two weeks, instead I have set you some fun homework tasks based on our next topic is called ‘Scream Machine’ which is all about roller coasters! When I was younger, my favourite roller coaster at Alton Towers used to the ‘corkscrew’ but it is no longer there anymore! Nowadays, my new favourite is ‘Nemesis’: I love all the twists and loops!
Have you ever wondered how roller coasters work? Did you know that they do not have engines, so how do they get from one end of the track to the other and how do they remain on the track? Have a look at this video clip:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z72vrj6/articles/zm4cqp3 (copy the link and paste it into google if it doesn’t work)
This topic is fun and creative so I hope you all have lots of fun doing the tasks. Please send pictures of what you have made and I will upload them to our class page.
Have a great Easter everyone, hope you get to eat lots of chocolate eggs!
Happy Easter, Mrs Dawson 🙂
Find below the reading booklets for the reading lessons after lunch, there is one for each day of the week
For homework this week: there is an online poetry competition being ran by the Charles Causley Trust.
The competition is open to all children and young people aged 5 – 18 and the website gives full details of the different categories and how to enter. Please visit: https://causleytrust.org to find out more. Entry is FREE and prizes will include vouchers, books, and other writing-related treats! Plus, winners will be invited to a prize-giving event hosted by our Patron, Patrick Gale, in October 2020 at the North Cornwall Book Festival. The theme of this year’s competition is Environment.
Please stay safe, stay healthy and I look forward to seeing you soon
Other useful links during this period of isolation due to Covid 19:
- Year 3 and 4 , 5 and 6 spelling lists year 3 4 spellings year 5 6 spellings
- Primary Corbett Maths- you can access videos and worksheets.
- practice Maths Problems
- Last year the children took part in ‘Walk through the Bible’ follow this link for some fun learning activities; www.bible.org.uk/schools http://www.bible.org.uk/schools#
- Reading at home by using this fabulous website; http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk (There are lots of e books you can read with questions to answer. These are a great way to share and improve your reading skills at home.)
- How fantastic Amazon are supporting and providing children everywhere with free audible books!
What imaginary worlds will the stories you listen to take you?
- Reading – David Walliams is reading daily parts of his book ‘The World’s Worst Children’. Log onto the link..
- Maths – Carol Vordeman has a free 30 minute maths challenge each day on her website too. LOg into https://www.themathsfactor.com/
- Steve Backshaw (Deadly 60) is streaming live nature videos every day too.
- PE – Joe Wicks workout on Youtube every morning at 9am
Hello, I’m Mrs Dawson. Welcome to our class page
I teach Years 5 & 6 at St. Oswald’s CE Primary School, and I’m the maths lead. This is my 7th year at St. Oswald’s.
Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets. The children will write the pages that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors.
Spellings: Your child will get a new set of spellings every Friday. Take some time to practice these with your child, little and often is best. We use lots of different ways to learn our spellings in class – ‘pyramid words’ are always a popular choice!
Times Tables; Each week your child will have a x table to learn. Please ensure your child is practicing these at home ready for their x table test on a FRIDAY. Remember to use the Times Table Rockstars app to support your child with this – fun and interactive way to practise and learn your multiplication and division facts. If you go to the Arena, you can play against your friends!
Reading; Please encourage your child to reads for at least 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. In our class we understand that it is important to have a ‘love for reading’. Therefore, if your child is not enjoying their book, please do let me know and they are more than welcome to change their book.
PE Days; Please make sure your child’s PE kit remains in school throughout the half term. We have PE on a Wednesday afternoon at the Leisure Centre. Please remember no earrings are allowed and long hair needs to be tied up.
Your child can bring a healthy snack to school to eat at break-time – please send in fruit. No crisps or sweet, thank you
Spring 2 Term 2020
Hope you have all had a lovely half term and are ready for more learning. Our new topic is called ‘Tomorrow’s World’. Click on the link below to find out what your child will be learning about. Year 6 will also be doing lots of revision work in preparation for SAT’s tests which take place in May.
Spring 1 Term 2020
This half term we are learning all about the Vikings. Click on the link below to find out what your child will be learning.
We have made power points of our research related to Vikings. Hope you enjoy reading them.
In our maths lessons we are learning how to find percentages of amounts, we have been using bar models to help us.
Every Friday, one child will be sharing their love of books during our ‘Read and Tell’ session. see the timetable on the back of your sharing our learning booklet to see when it is your child’s turn.
So far we have found out about these authors:
Read and Tell….
Every week one child prepares a 3 minute presentation about a book of their choice to present to the class.
Why is it your favourite book?
A brief synopsis of what the book was about.
Who was your favourite character and why?
Have you read any other books by this author? which ones?
What star rating would you give it?
What genre was the book? quest story? humorous? suspense? action book? mystery book?
Science – Spring Term 1
In science we have been investigating which materials are electrical conductors and electrical insulators.
Autumn Term 1 – 2019
Our Topic this half term is ‘Ancient Greece’
Click on the link below to find out what your child will be learning this half term
On Friday 20th September we visited the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent where we learned about Greek style pots and made our own representations of them using clay.
Latest news from this class
Harry Potter at Home
Check out this website to find a brand new Hogwarts home learning platform! With lots of articles, crafts and quizzes on here, it brings the magic of Hogwarts to lockdown! https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-homeRead this story
We are Superheroes!
This is a great story to read with your children. Stay At Home Superheroes Therapeutic Story (1) it explains why it is important we stay at home.Read this story
David Walliams Audio Books
David Walliams is doing daily readings of his book ‘The World’s Worst Children’. A new one is released every day for the next 30 days. He is posting the links on his social media. Alternatively, please follow the link to SoundCloud to access. https://soundcloud.com/harpercollinspublishers/the-worlds-worst-children-by/s-dqoZWNyMFFqRead this story
Amazon Audible Books for free
How fantastic Amazon are supporting and providing children everywhere with free audible books! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen https://stories.audible.com/start-listen What imaginary worlds will the stories you listen to take you?Read this story
Home Learning Ideas
Please see the letter below to support home learning ideas. Home learning ideasRead this story