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Sunday 12th July

 

Good morning Lynx.  What a beautiful day it is today.  I’ve been for a lovely, long walk over the low and now having a cuppa of herbal tea.  What a nice way to start my sunday🥰. I just wanted to let you know that transition information for all your high schools has been posted on our FB page so please head over with your parents and check it out.  Whatever you are doing today, enjoy, smile and have fun.

 

Really looking forward to seeing you all on the 20th.

 

Big hugs, take care

xx

Thursday 9th July

 

Good evening Lynx, how are you all today.  I hope you are well and I look forward to seeing you all on the 20th.  As you are all beginning to hear from your high schools, some of you may have even started buying your new school uniforms, I wanted to share a fabulous poem by the poet Tony Walsh about new beginnings.  I think it is wonderful and I hope you do too.  
 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-new-beginnings-by-tony-walsh/zddmbdm

 

Big hugs, stay safe and see you all on the 20th July🥰

Tuesday 7th July,

 

Good evening Lynx, well the time has finally arrived and we have organised a lovely little get together for you (and a wonderful surprise too).  We will be meeting as a class only (unfortunately not as a year group due to social distancing measures) and I really hope with all my heart that you can all attend.  Please notice that the time we are meeting is 1pm so please arrive at 12.55.  We will have 50 long lovely happy minutes together full of laughter, love, surprises and virtual hugs.  Mrs Donnelly and I along with the year 6 team and all members of staff are really excited and can’t wait to see you all.  You do not need to wear school uniform to this celebratory event👍Hope you can all make it and pass it along too so everyone knows.  

 

Big hugs,

Safe safe (and I hope you are all working through the updated learning on the Year 6 main page🤪🥰)

See you all on the 20th - I’m EXCITED🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

Monday 6th July

 

Good morning Lynx from the classroom.  How are you all today?  I hope you are all well and keeping busy.  It was lovely to speak with some of you last week and it made me smile hearing what you have all been doing.   Have you all seen the new learning tasks on the main Year 6 page?  I hope you are all undertaking these activities as well as all the other learning links which I have been encouraging you all the do.  It is so important that you are keeping your brain active and it is the best advice I can give you as you all prepare for high school.  

 

Congratulations to Lena, Stanley, Millie, Katie, Elyse and Sophie for smashing Education City last week and to Riley, Luke, Elyse, Sophie, Katie, Lena, Millie, Dexter, Stanley, Alex, Joshua and Kairon for all your contributions smashing TT Rockstars - we have until the 17th July to secure the win so please keep going.

 

We are off to do the Sally Squat challenge now as the children have just completed an arithmetic paper (which they have just smashed).  Please keep active both mentally and physically.  I will be in touch soon regarding our end of year farewell.

 

Take care, Mrs Donnelly says hi, big hugs

x

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

Good morning Lynx.  I hope you are all well on this rainy day.  It is a good time to do some on-line learning and I hope you have all seen the updated Year 6 webpage with lots of activities for you to do this week.   I want to give a big shout out to Mia, Katie, Stanley, Millie and Lena who have been undertaking activities on Education City - well done to you all - impressive.  It would be good to see more names here.   Don't forget to undertake the Daily 10 to enhance your mental arithmetic which is so important.  We are smashing TT Rockstars in all tournaments so CONGRATULATIONS to Riley, Sophie, Dexter, Lena, Millie, Elyse, Alex, Stanley, Katie, Joshua and Kairon - extremely proud of you all and keep going - let's get the record for the highest scorelaugh

 

How is the reading going?  What are you all reading now?  It would be good if you could provide some recommendations via our Facebook Year 6 page for others to view.  Have you found any new vocabulary?  I hope you are getting lost in the pages.

 

I will be telephoning those who were not in school last week, later in the week (a thousand apologises for not contacting you last week - it was a busy and extremely hot week).  

 

As a Year 6 team, we are in the process of organising a farewell celebration (socially distanced of course) - each and everyone of you are extremely important to everyone at Pinfold.  We will be in touch soon with the details.  In the meantime, please keep working hard, little and often and remember to keep planking, walking, running or working out with Joe to stay healthy.

 

Big hugs and speak soon

lsmileyove

from me and Mrs Donnelly

 

 

 

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Good morning Lynx, just a quick hello from the classroom.  I hope you are all well.  We are currently doing the arithmetic on the year 6 page - remember BIDMAS 🤪 I hope you have all done this too.  There are new battles on TT rockstars and I encourage you all to take part.  Please make sure you are undertaking learning, little and often each day.  Although we are not together, I wanted to post the photo below because we are together, wherever.  Happy learning and keep going.

Take care

x

Lynx together🥰

Friday 19th June

 

Good morning Lynx, how are we all today?  I hope you are all well -  have you enjoyed the thunder storms?  I think they have been amazing.  I hope you didn't get wet - although I do think there is something to be said for dancing in the rain (just not in thunder and lightninglaugh). 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIrOiQr5EpA

 

I hope you have all been accessing the learning tasks set on the main Year 6 page and I notice that Josh is having a weekly family spelling quiz so huge shout out to you,  Josh yes.  Congratulations to Sophie, Mia, Katie and Elyse for their efforts on Education City - well done girls, extremely proud of you alllaugh.  Your efforts will pay off - guaranteed!

 

I hope you have all managed to see the newsletter regarding opening of school for Year 6 next week and I really look forward to seeing those of you who are coming back to school (don't forget your water bottles).  For those of you who are not coming into school, I will be in contact via telephone, next week,  so we can have a catch up too because 'out of sight is definitely not out of mind'.  I am sending big virtual hugs to you all.  New work will be set on Monday on the main year 6 page for those who are not in school and I actively encourage you to undertake these activities, along with National Oak academy and BBC Bitesize.  Keep going, build your resilience and you will equip yourself well for entry into secondary schoolcool

 

Just before I go, I want to draw your attention to a post on our FB page informing us of the virtual Summer Solstice 2020 live from Stonehenge (link below).   I will be watching, it is truly amazing to see and I hope you can join me too.  It goes on through the night but I am just going to watch the sunset wink, sleep then wake to watch the sunrise.

 

https://www.pinfold.tameside.sch.uk/summer-solstice-live-from-stonehenge/

 

Some questions for you to research........What is Summer Solstice?  Is there a Winter Solstice?  If so when?  Is it the same every year?  Why is Stonehenge important?  Where is it?  I hope you have fun researching. 

 

There are lots of activities on our FB page including the summer of (reading and writing) football - make sure you browse the page with your parents,  as remember you need to be 13 years old before you can have your own account. 

 

Mrs Donnelly sends all her love.  Thinking of you all and sending love too.  Have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing/chatting with you next weeksmiley

 

 

Monday 15th June

 

Good evening Lynx, how are we all today.  I have been in school today, hence the late update.  I hope you are all well and who saw the electrical storm on Saturday? Lightning  without the thunder - amazing.  Today I have heard thunder without lightning but it looks like a storm is brewing at the moment (6.15pm).  
 

I hope you have all seen the new work posted on the main year 6 page.  Please make sure you are all completing the tasks set.  I don’t need to say anymore how important it is that you are studying on a regular basis.  I also want to say a huge well done to Mia, Lena, Katie, Riley, Elyse and Sophie for their efforts again on Education City.  Well done and keep going.  I should be seeing everyone’s name on there now - come on Lynx.

 

Finally, just to make sure you are all aware and have seen the on-line summer reading challenge set by Tameside Library this year.  

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

 

It was put on the FB page on Friday but if you haven’t seen it, the link is above.  I hope you all take part, get lost in the world of adventures, inspire your imagination and enhance your vocabulary along the way.  

 

I’ll be in touch soon.  Sending virtual hugslaugh

 

 

Thursday 11th June

 

Good morning Lynxcheeky  How are you all this windy morning?  I hope you are all well and working little and often.  How are you all getting on with the home learning set for this week?  I hope you have finished the synonyms and antonyms and smashed the relative clauses too.  Remember,  if you are struggling with any of these,  you can refer to your 10 minute SPAG books to help you, research it on BBC bitesize or Grammarsaurus on you tube.  I hope you are enjoying learning about electricity and understand conductors and insulators.  Interestingly, this is what Jason is going to be studying at collegewink  If you are feeling a little less motivated today, scroll back and find the sally squat challenge and do some exercise.

 

I wanted to remind you today of the importance of on-line safety.  Remember when we all went to safe squad and along with many other activities, we were taught the crucial message of cyber safety.   It is imperative that you do not share personal details on-line and furthermore, you do not accept friend requests from people you do not know.  Remember there are age limits on social media apps - do you know the age limit for each one?  If not, please research it - it is there for a reason - to protect youyes  As such, today, I wanted to share a song with you to reinforce the safety message - to the tune of parody from One Direction smiley - please watch and sing-a-long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHW6O3Mf0qE

 

I'm off for now as I am in the middle of writing your reportslaugh

Take care, stay safe (on and off-line)

Big virtual hugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10th June

 

Good morning Lynx, how are we all today?  I want to start by congratulating Lena, Joshua, Sophie, Millie, Mia and Katie for undertaking activities on Education City.  I hope you are enjoying them - keep going - well done to you alllaughyes  I would like to see more names there please.

 

I wanted to post a song for today - you all know it and I want to visualise you all clapping towards the end (you all know where).  It's Unwritten and I felt it was appropriate for this time,  as we are all making history during this unwritten time.  Your new word for the day is inhibition - what does it mean?  What synonyms are there?  We all know what illuminate means - remember our light it up songlaugh Record the meaning/synonym and make sure you are continuing to do this during your reading to expand your vocabulary - it is really important.   

 

I found a wonderful book 'Sam the Magic Genie' which I wanted to read to you all - the message is simple 'if you think you can, you can, if you think you can't, you can't'.    It is really significant during this time that we all stay focussed, work hard, access the resources that have been put on the main year 6 page (remember all the links at the bottom of the page too) to keep our brains (that large muscle that is so powerful) active.  Keep learning, keep active, keep motivated - team Lynxwink

 

I am thinking of you all and sending positive, happy thoughts.

Big hugs

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jloQ6xsx3bE&frags=wn

 

 

 

Monday 8th June

 

Good morning Lynx,  how are we all today?  Who danced around their house over weekend?  What do you think about the group dance?  
 

Well I’ve got exciting news to share with you today.  Firstly, Mrs Donnelly is a grandma again to Harper Ivy born on 4th June and she weighed 8lb 3oz.   I have now named Mrs Donnelly GG (glamorous grandma). What do you think? 😀

 

Secondly CONGRATULATIONS TEAM LYNX, we have smashed the Rockstar challenge 3464 to 2078.  A huge shout out to Riley, Lena, Dexter, Millie, Blake and Sophie.  Well done💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼I’m proud of each and everyone of you🤗

 

I hope you have noticed the work set on the main year 6 page.  Please make sure you access this work this week and if you choose to, you can also access the lessons on Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize.  I know some of you have taken a 2 week break due to half term but it is now time to get back into a routine of working little and often.  To wake you up and shake up, let’s start the day with the Sally Squat challenge - I am doing it too🤪.  Have a wonderful day and happy learning🤗🤗🤗

 

https://youtu.be/bql6sIU2A7k

 

Take care,

stay safe

x
 

Saturday 6th June

 

Good morning Lynx,

 

How are we all today?  Well I have now spoken, left messages or am aware that you all know school is to remain closed on Monday.  Although I know we all feel disappointed, we all need to make sure we are safe.  That being said, I want to shake off the sadness and you know me, the best way to do that is to sing and dancelaugh  So, I'm going to start with 'Can't Stop the Feeling' - and when you listen to this, I want you to visualise me being the lady in the laundrettelaugh cause I will be strutting my stuff around my house.  I will be thinking of each and everyone of you doing some moves - just let yourself go and shake it out.  You will be amazed at how good it makes you feel.  I will also be singing at the top of my voice laughwhich makes me smile even now when I can hear some of you groan 'but you can't sing'laughlaugh I know but it feels goodwink  Enjoy the song - dance like no-one is watching and sing like no-one can hearcheekyThinking of you all, sending big hugs and loveheart

 

PS (meaning post script - adding something you forgotcheeky)  I think we should all do the group dance at the end, when we are back together, how fabulous would that be?laugh

5th June pm

 

Children, I have some very sad news.  Unfortunately, we will not be opening school on Monday now.  A text has been sent to your parents - we just need to know you have seen it.  I will be ringing those who would have been attending school over weekend to make sure you have received the message.  If you would like, you could ask your parents to message on the FB page to say you have received it -  if not -  don’t worry, I will call you.

 

I know you were really excited about coming back to school (me too) but we need to keep you safe🥰 We will be together soon and just know that you are all in my thoughts and I am sending you big smiles and huge hugs🥰🥰🥰

x

Thinking of you all🥰 ‘I am enough’ 🤗

Friday 5th June

 

Hiya Lynx, how are you all today?  I hope you are all happy and well.  I notice that the Rockstar score has not moved from yesterday.  We only have until Monday for us to increase our lead, as I am sure more children from Jaguar class are starting to play.  Remember every score matters and on this wet and dismal day (although it is brilliant for the garden) I encourage you all to log on to Rockstars and play.  I will post the final score on Monday🥰

 

Next week, Mrs Donnelly and I will be in school all week with those children who are attending and we are really looking forward to seeing you all.  For those not in school, please keep your eye on the year 6 main page where home-school learning is going to be posted on a weekly basis.  It is really important that you complete these activities to assist with your personal development and will ease your transition to high school.

 

These have been strange and challenging times and in the PSHE section (click children, curriculum) there are lots of activities to promote well-being and I would encourage you to explore the resources available.

 

Mrs Donnelly says a big hello to each and everyone of you and told me to say how much she has missed you all.  She has some very exciting news to share with you and told me to tell you to check out our page on Monday😍 Ooooooh I wonder what it could be - can you guess? 😉

 

I will speak with you all soon and in the meantime, stay safe, take care, big virtual hugs and PLAY ROCKSTARS🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🥰🥰🥰

xx

Thursday 4th June

 

Good morning Lynxcheeky Isn't it cold today?  I am sat wearing a jumper, as I write to yousurprise  I just wanted to share the current score on Rockstars 3283 to Jaguar's 2078.  A huge shout out to Riley, Lena, Blake, Dexter and Millie - well done team.  Keep going, we have four more days left.  Jaguar's points were all scored by Jack S who deserves a big shout out too as he is determined to give us a good game.  Remember, every point matters so if you haven't started playing, join in.  We don't want to be beaten.

 

If you haven't seen it already, Lena wrote a beautiful poem (posted on our Pinfold facebook year 6 page) and it was lovely to read.  If any of you want to share any stories, poems, character descriptions you have written during lockdown, please do.  It would be wonderful to read them.

 

Enjoy your daylaugh

Stay safe, have fun and play rockstarts

Big hugs x

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Good morning Lynx and happy rain day.  The plants and Graham are saying thank youwink  Today,  I am in school getting the classroom ready for Monday.  Although our new 'normal' will be slightly different, I am really looking forward to seeing you.  

 

The Rockstar challenge against Jaguars is now 250 to nil.  Again a huge shout out to Lena as all those 250 points are hers.   Come on team Lynx get on Rockstars and let's score high - that is a good activity to do on this rainy day.

 

Take care and stay safe.

Big hugsx

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June

 

Good morning Lynx😍. How are you all today?  I want to give a huge shout out to Lena who has scored 200 points to commence the battle against Jaguars - score so far 200 to nil.  Well done Lena 💪🏼👍.  Come on Lynx, remember it is a team effort and every point matters - you matter🤗.

 

Yesterday I posted some questions about the Space X but forgot one question - what did the astronauts take on board (which was sparkly and floating around) to remind them of home? 🙃.  
 

In addition, I wanted to share a website Mrs S has found -  it is for general knowledge and covers many subjects - definitely useful for research.  Enjoy. 

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

 

Have a lovely day, take care and speak soon

x

Monday 1st June

 

Good morning Lynx and happy first of JunesmileyI want to share some exciting news with you, on Saturday evening (after weeks of looking up at the sky for satellites and meteor showers and seeing nothingcheeky) I saw the International Space Station (ISS) the white dot on the picture below and the Space X Dragon spacecraft which was launched from Florida, USA on Saturday afternoon.  It was truly breath-taking and so exciting.  We had to walk to a large field at the bottom of our road to get a better view of the sky and it was so worth it.  I was jumping up and downlaugh  The ISS was travelling west and it was just like a bright light speeding across the sky and the Space X spacecraft was travelling east and was much dimmer and smaller.  It was literally like a space race in the sky.  The Space X  spacecraft was trying to catch up to the ISS looping the Earth.  It finally docked, yesterday afternoon, after a 19 hour chase and there are now 2 more astronauts on the ISS (there were already three astronauts there).   If you are interested, you can watch it on utube, just type in Space X and you can see the launch, the chase and the docking at the ISS.  It is a new historic chapter in space travel - can you find out why?  Who is Elon Musk?  What are his goals for the future?  What do you think about them?

 

I hope you are all well and staying safe.  Mrs Donnelly and I are really looking forward to seeing some of you next week as we return to school, it will be different but we are excited to hear all about your adventures and learning over this historic time.  Along with many other subjects, we are going to be researching and learning about electricity and there are some good activities on Education City so I would recommend you explore those.   Keep accessing the Oak National Academy lessons and Top Marks too. Don't forget there is a new challenge set on TTRockstars which started today - come on Lynx, let's smash this - it needs each and everyone of you to take part.

 

Aim high, believe in yourself and anything is possible.  Remember 'I am enough'.

 

Big hugs and take care

 

International Space Station

Friday 29th May

 

Hey Lynx - so here it is - a new battle.  I would encourage each and everyone of you to take part.  We have a week (starting Monday) to achieve the biggest score ever recorded and become the champions of Year 6.  It is a team effort and each score counts so COME ON LYNX - YOU CAN DO THISyes

 

 

Let the battle commence

Friday 29th May

smiley

Good morning Lynx, how are you all this morning?  I want to start by saying CONGRATULATIONS on winning the TTrockstar challenge against Panthers.  A particular big shout out to Riley who smashed it with 2796 points, followed by a huge well done to Lena, Blake, Stanley and Katie.  I am extremely proud of you all - thank you.  We are now going to set the challenge against Jaguars (will post when it is set up) and I would like you all to take part.  It is a little bit of fun but you are flexing your brain muscle too.  Talking of muscles - how is the planking going?wink  I know a lot of you are doing daily exercise and it was lovely speaking with some of you and/or your parents this week.

 

I've been a little quiet on here as I have taken my  half-term break - topsy turvy I know,  as it should be half-term now (Mrs Hughes and Mrs Savarizadeh have been looking after all the teachers too) but I was back in school this week and will now be working until the end of summer term so expect lots of updates on here.  

 

I am still looking up at the sky most evenings and now trying to locate the international space station which should be visible until the 1st June but as of yet I haven't seen it surprise

 

Please make sure you are continuing to access the educational websites available (Education City, Oak National, BBCBitesize and Topmarks for mental arithmetic).

 

Take care, stay safe and just know I miss you allx 

Tuesday 12th May

Hello there Lynx class it's Mrs Savarizadeh visiting! I have come to set you a challenge, there is a new TTRockstars Battle between the Panthers and the Lynx classes and it starts tomorrow! Good luck!!! 

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ttrs/online/tournaments?t=battle-of-the-bands

Wednesday 6th May

 

Hi Lynx,

 

Sorry it’s later than I wanted to post but I have been working.  Although it isn’t finished yet, here is the work in progress for dressing up Pinfold for VE Day.  It has been a team effort, look out for the finished product on our website or Facebook page.  I hope it has given some purpose to all your research into VE Day and really looking forward to hearing what you found out.    I hope you are all beavering away (what on earth do I mean?) and I will check in soon🤗🤗🤗🤗

Tuesday 5th May (pm)

Hi Lynx, I’ve just finished school and Mr Roters has posed a plank challenge on the PE site.  Instead of clicking on class pages, click on curriculum page and then P.E.  It is a fantastic challenge and I know some of you can do this already but how many T-shirts can you take off when planking🤪Let me know on our Facebook page.  Take care and look out for the post tomorrow xxx

Tuesday 5th May

 

Good morning Lynx, how are you all today on this breezy, sunny morning.  Just a quick message, as I’m actually in school today but wanted to share what happened yesterday.  Along with some of the children who have to be in school - we actually managed to plant ‘Graham’.  🌳🌿🎉💃. He is outside our classroom and I can’t wait to show you all soon.  I think we all would like to say a huge thank you to the real Graham for helping us look after our plant😊

 

How is the research into VE Day going?  What did you find out?  Who is dressing their house on Friday?  Don’t forget to check out the websites daily (Oak National and BBC Bitesize).  
 

I have to go now,  as I’m needed in school but look out for surprise coming tomorrow.  Take care, big hugs and keep reading x

30th April

 

Good morning Lynx,

 

Happy 100th birthday to Colonel Tom Moore (Captain Tom has been promoted by the Queen).  He has now raised 30 million pounds for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden.  What an amazing achievement!  Makes me realise, if Colonel Tom can walk 100 laps of his large garden with his frame, I can get to two and a half minutes with the plankcheeky.  There was a fly-over for him from planes used during the war in which he fought.  

 

Interestingly, on the National Oak academy site today there are lessons on WWll and how Hitler rose to power.  I challenge you all to get involved with today's lessons and look forward to seeing your research which you could  post on our FB page.  Thank you to you all for the lovely messages and photos you are sharing.  They really do make me smile.  An additional challenge I would like to pose:  VE day is coming up (8th May).  What is VE day?  Why do we celebrate it?  How does this relate to Poppy day?  Can you dress up or dress your house in red, white and blue?  Why would you do that?  I look forward to seeing your posts.  

 

Take care, stay safe and I'll speak to you all soon

xxx

 

 

Tuesday 28th March

 

Hi Lynx, well I have to say it was absolutely MAGICAL speaking with most of you today (don't worry if I haven't yet,  as I will call you in the morning).  I have a huge smile of my face and loved hearing what you have all been doing.  From bike riding, knitting, cake making, painting fences, writing poetry, playing your musical instruments, taking up jogging, walking the dog - even getting a new pup, escaping in books and watching films - thank you for the recommendations - it was an absolute pleasure to speak to you all.  It made me realise even more (if that is at all possible) how much I truly miss you all.  I'm also happy that you are managing to do some school work too.  Again, remember little and often.  You need to make sure all your multiplication is fluent (TT Rockstars) and you are working on mathematical problem solving - again I would direct you to the websites on the main year 6 page (Oak and Bitesize).  Reading is crucial too as exposure to new vocabulary is fundamental to your writing.  Remember - impress with words!

 

I will be in touch again soon and please know that even though we are not together, I am available for any questions/queries you may have.  As soon as we have more information from the Government regarding opening of school, we will be in touch.  In the meantime, keep learning, have fun and enjoy the precious time with your family. Sending a virtual hug to you allheart

Monday 27th April

 

Good morning Lynx.  How are we all today?  I hope you are all well and keeping busy with all the home learning available.  How is the writing going?  I cannot wait to read your amazing stories.  Did you manage to undertake the research regarding exercise and the impact on the human body?  I again can't wait to see what you found.  

 

I just want to share with you that I will be telephoning you all this week to catch up, hear you voice and answer any questions you may have.  If you want to, you could even read your stories to me and we can edit them together.  I am really looking forward to speaking with you and don't worry if it isn't today, I will continue to get in contact until we have chatted.  I hope you are as excited as I am.  In the meantime, take care, stay safe and speak soon.laugh  

Tuesday 21st April

 

Good morning Lynx.  I hope you all had a lovely Easter and are all keeping well.  Joe Wickes is still going strong and I hope you are all managing to do exercise on a regular basis - it helps your body and your mind.  Interestingly, our science topic this term is the human body and I challenge you to explore/research the impact exercise has on the body.  Lots of useful information can be found on Education City too.  Just to let you know I can now plank for two minutes🤪

 

As we start our summer term, I would like to direct you to the two new websites which have been added to our Year 6 main page: BBC bitesize and Oak National Academy.  Both offer daily lessons covering a range of topics (three topics per day) and I would recommend you do one of these sites daily.  Remember little and often is the key and it is really important that you are keeping focussed on your learning.  You could do two activities in the morning and one in the afternoon or vice verse.  You still have access to all the other sites such as TT rockstars, Top Marks maths and Education City.  I want to say a huge ‘well done’ to Josh and Stanley who have been completing the Education City tasks.  I can see who is undertaking the tasks when I log on.

 

Our writing focus is superheros and our national superhero during this time is Captain Tom.  You could write a character description of Captain Tom or if you prefer another superhero who inspires you (remember to use expanded noun phrases as I should be able to visualise your descriptions).  Once you have your character description, I would like you to write me an adventure story: Where is the story set? Who are the characters? What is the problem? When will it happen? Why do they need to resolve it?  How will it be resolved? 
Just brainstorm ideas and write your first draft.  You have a wonderful opportunity to let you imagination flow with no time constraints. Once you have done your first draft, keep going back to edit (remember editing is so important in writing) and include expanded noun phrases, speech, idioms, colloquialisms, similes and adverbial phrases.  You could also add in any new vocabulary you have found from your own reading.  You are all developing so well as writers and you know what a good story should include - remember how you were all gripped by Holes.  Make your reader desperate to read more!

 

I was in school last week and want to report that a Graham is well😂I have spoken to Mr Kieran and we have decided that Graham can be planted outside our classroom to the right.  Next time I am in, I will plant him and look forward to showing you all when we are back together.  I have also spoken with Mrs Donnelly and she told me to tell you she is missing you all tremendously.  Her biscuit cupboard is overflowing (sugar free, of course)😉 and she sends her love and cannot wait to see you all.  
 

Take care of yourselves and stay safe.  I hope to see you all soon, miss you all and sending love.  Remember, if you are feeling restless or a little bored, pick up a book and escape.  

Wednesday 8th April

 

Hi everyone, how are you all today?  I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to Easter.  I hope the Easter bunny leaves you all lots of nice treatssmiley  I thought I would upload some of the photos Jason has been taking,  as part of his ongoing project investigating the impact of air pollution on the quality of light in the sky - so far so good - but he will need to record more when the aeroplanes begin to fill the sky once again.  The sky at night has been so beautiful recently and when you remember, look upsmiley  Sending lots of love, don't eat too much chocolate and I am really looking forward to seeing you all.  Take care, be good and stay safewink 

Sunset

Monday 6th April

 

Good morning Lynx, how are you all today?  I have been thinking about you all and I thought I would post the answers to the brain teaser from last week.    Did any of you manage to see the space station?  I hope you did.  Jason has started to paint the garden fence to keep himself busy and it made me wonder if there are any activities you could do with your parents/carers to help around the house too.  I am sure they would be thrilled if you offered.  It is a fun way to spend time together as well as getting jobs done therefore 'killing two birds with one stone' smiley I hope you are all still exercising and doing daily planks.  How is the reading going?  I hope you have found some wonderful new vocabulary.    Don't forget about the spring activities which have been placed on the main Year 6 page - will keep you busy when you feel bored.  Remember, little and often is the key.

 

Idioms: Don't put all you eggs in one basket; cat got your tongue; keep your fingers crossed; put the shoe on the other foot; spill the beans; cold feet; tie the knot; fish out of water; time flies; in a nutshell; hit the nail on the head; born with a silver spoon in your mouth; can't have your cake and eat it too; wear your heart on your sleeve; keeps cards close to your chest;  card up your sleeve; kicked the bucket; shadow of your former self; everything on a silver platter and an earworm.  

 

Your challenge now is to research what these mean.  Google the idiom and you can find the meaning.  You could put these in the back of your vocabulary book - really useful to have.  

 

Take care, stay safe and be kind.  I'll be in touch soon.  Miss each and everyone of you.  Much love.

 

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Happy Monday everyone.

 

I thought I would add a little brain teaser for you all.  As we have been working on idioms within our writing, I have attached below a picture full of them.  Remember idioms are a group of words having a meaning which you cannot fathom from the individual words themselves - 'it's raining cats and dogs' meaning it is raining heavily.  There are at least 20 in this picture smiley  Share with your parents/carers and see how many you can find.  I'll post the answers soon.

 

How are you all doing?  I hope you are all still working out with Joe and have settled into some kind of routine.  Have any of you been following the International Space Station?  As long as it isn't cloudy, you can see it each night until April the 4th.  There are two space station passes tonight.  The first is at 7.57pm moving from west to east.  Then at 9.33pm moving from west to south,south-west.  Happy viewing everyonelaugh  I wonder whether it will illuminate the sky - 'light up, light up, as if you have a choice, even if you cannot hear my voice, I'll be right beside you dear'

 

Missing you all and hope you are all still reading.  I've started a new book today from an author I have never read before - Sharon Penman.  I hope I like it, it is one my mum recommended.  I'll let you know what I think.  

 

Take care everyone, stay safe and I'll be in touch soon.

Idioms

Tuesday 24th March

 

Good morning to my amazing Lynx classheart.  How are you all?  I hope you are all doing PE with Joe Wicks and loving his daily sessions.  It is a fantastic way to start the day and I am missing our plank sessions.  I am still doing them and I'm up to 120 seconds now.    I hope you are all still planking too and it would be lovely if you could ask your parents/carers to share pictures of you planking on our Facebook page.  

 

In addition to keeping fit at home, I am walking over Werneth Low for my daily allowance of exercise and taking Jason with me too.  Like you all, he is finding it hard not seeing his friends but he is adjusting, playing basketball in the garden  and still studying daily - just a little and often.  He has started a project, which I thought I would share as it fits in with our Science topic of light.  He has been studying photography at school and has decided to take a picture of the sky, each evening.  Because there are less planes in the sky, at the moment, he wants to see what impact this has on the quality of light in the sky.  I will post some photographs on here, as we go along. 

 

Have you all managed to undertake the Rockstar challenging?  I think the last time I looked teachers were winning - just sayingwink.  It is also really important that you keep reading too, recording any new vocabulary and jotting down synonymsyes.  If you feel bored or restless, a good book is a fantastic way to escape and again you could ask your parents to post any book recommendations that you want to share on our Facebook page.  Don't forget to keep visualising too - you could do this in your sketch book. 

 

Just know, I am missing you all tremendously and I know I speak for Mrs Donnelly too.  Just before I go, I wanted to tell you Graham is OK and I am going to plant him when I am next in school - don't worry, he is getting watered, as I have been in this week.  Once everything gets back to normal, we will organise an event for us all get back together again - most importantly, stay safe.  Remember, you are enough and you are amazing just the way you are!

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