Welcome to Mrs Dawson’s Class page
🌈 Hello Year 6🌈
Hope you are all okay.
Welcome back to some of our Year 6 children.
Hi year 6
We are starting week 13 of Home learning this week. This week we will continue our writing work about The City of Silence. In maths this week we are revising ratio as well as problems solving activities. The afternoon sessions this week will focus on virtual transition from Primary to Secondary school.
Stay safe everyone, not long now until the summer holidays x
PE this week
At St. Oswald’s we recognise the importance of keeping your child active during these difficult times as if benefits their physical healthy but also their emotional and mental health. Our Local Schools Games Network and Active Derbyshire have been working together to create and publish a weekly PE programme. I thought we could do this instead of doing Joe Wicks. The weekly activities are sport themed including: golf, football, tennis, orienteering, athletics, cricket, gymnastics, netball and badminton. The good news is that the equipment you’ll need are things you can find around the home. Each week there will be new programme. Hope you enjoy the activities.
Did anyone do this challenge?
CHALLENGE this week: Send me a photo of you with the book you are reading at the moment. I have finished Bubble Boy – very sad in parts but a brilliant read. I have now started to read Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone.
Thank you to the children in Year 6 that have completed the reading challenge!
BOOK – ‘The Beast of Buckingham Palace!’ by David Walliams.
Prince Alfred lives in Buckingham Palace and has never once set foot outside of its safety. When his mother, the Queen, is dragged off to the Tower of London, he must find the courage to go and save her after strange things start to happen at Buckingham Palace.
If you are struggling to download any links or need some help, please email me and I will do my best to help you. I know it is very difficult trying to work at home and that there are many distractions but please do your best to try and stick to the work that is set each day.
QEGS transition information
QEGS have updated their transition page on the website with lots of useful information/video’s/optional transition work which they are adding to regularly. There is a lot of key information on there.
The link is below:
Love to all my Year 6’s
Remember….. I miss you all and hope things return to normal soon😊 x
Remember….STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE
🌈 email me at: MichelleD1@st-oswalds.derbyshire.sch.uk🌈
Mrs Dawson 🙂
Read our poems that we have written about our experiences during Lockdown
Charlie has been busy making a classification table to identify if insects are crustaceans or gastropods
and writing a poem about Covdi-19 Lockdown
Charlie has been looking at the mini beasts in his pond. He has found water boatmen, whirligig beetles and greater diving beetles. Click on the video link below to see them in action!
Charlie has been looking at the effects of the sun on our shadows
Great photos – VE Day, baking a chocolate cake, home-schooling and painting by numbers. Very studios and creative.
VE Day celebrations
Charlie has made a robotic hand
Charlie’s helicopter that he made for the forces and air resistance lesson last week (week 4)
Charlie has been very busy making a Newton’s Cradle out of lollypop sticks. This is device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy using a series of swinging spheres. When one sphere at the end is lifted and released, it strikes the spheres that are still,then it transmits a force through the still spheres that pushes the last sphere upward. Great work Charlie.
Busy, home learning, Well done!
Easter baking – yummy!!
This is Carly’s roller coaster with lots of loops and twists made from the hose pipe in her garden, very inventive!
Athletics Association Home Pentathlon ideas Home Pentathlon (1)
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
First News Free Subscription
First News is a newspaper aimed at children aged 7 and above. They are giving free access for a limited time. Their newspapers are brilliant for children and a great source of non-fiction reading. Free Downloadable IssueRead this story
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