Grasshopper Home Learning

13/7/20

Dear Grasshopper,

We have reached the end of term, the end of year 6 and the end of your time at Garfield. It has not been the ending we expected, but the trials and tribulations of the past months have shown how many of you are committed to continuing your learning even in difficult circumstances.

We are all disappointed at not being able to celebrate your achievements and say goodbye to you in the usual graduation ceremony but you will still receive your yearbook and a special graduation video.

In September, you will be moving on to secondary school, the next stage in your education. We all wish you the very best of luck for your time there and hope that you will return to see us and let us know how you are getting on.

Make sure you keep checking the website of your new school for up to date information about the start of term in September, and remember Mrs Walls’ advice to get everything you need early so that you are all prepared in plenty of time.

I want to thank you for making this such a fun and enjoyable year. I will miss you all and I wish we had been able to spend more time together. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer and a happy and confident start to year 7.

 

The new timetable for the final week of term is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. You can also see it below. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. You should all know your passwords or have asked for them by now, but if you need help with them or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. Please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents or carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

Year 6 music for this week:

Watch the video and learn the song ‘Going Places’

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/leavers-celebrations

This week’s timetable is:

Over the holiday you could revise some of the work we have done this year by using BBC bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

this will stand you in good stead for when you start school in the autumn.

 

Don’t forget to keep reading over the summer holidays! There is a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

 

Very recently, a cave was discovered which helped archaeologists find out more about the Ancient Maya. You can see the news item at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-53294830/underwater-cave-in-mexico-reveals-ancient-secrets

 

 You can explore the photographs from both the current and the previous Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions at this Natural History Museum site:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/gallery?utm_content=header-cta&utm_campaign=wpy55&utm_medium=email&utm_source=1771916_ma-ecard-wpy55-20200709&dm_i=2XEG,11Z7W,78IF6R,414IE,1

 

6/7/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

It is hard to believe we are so near the end of term – we have only just started coming to school again, and it has been lovely to welcome more of you as the weeks go by.

This week, we have been filming in school and this is a reminder to those of you still at home to send in a clip of yourself singing along and dancing around to the song Unstoppable by Sia so that you can be included in our graduation video.

Mrs Walls continues to work with us on the transition to secondary school, and she reminds you all to make sure you buy all your uniform requirements nice and early. Don’t wait until the end of the holidays as you will find there is limited choice and very long queues. Make sure you continue to check the website of your new school as they will be posting new information all the time. They may also offer virtual tours which you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

Don’t forget Miss Sesstein’s challenge for you and your family to design your own board game – the details for this are on the website. It also features in our topic work for this week.

Mrs Hinks has a message for you:

French Poster Competition

This week sees the launch of our very first French poster competition! This competition begins on Friday 3rd July and closes on Friday 10th July. It is open to pupils of all ages. Your poster should be a celebration of what you have learned through our weekly French challenges. Here is a summary of the topics, which we have covered:

Body parts

Family members

Numbers

Months of the year

Birthdays

Food

You can also draw a poster/write about going on a holiday in France, French artists or French books. You can draw a comic strip where characters have a conversation in French. Be as creative as possible!

You can draw, paint or include photographs. There are some examples of posters below to give you some ideas and inspiration. Please attach your entries to an email and send them to year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk.

An overall winner will be selected and announced on our website on 15th July.

Bonne Chance!

MrsHinks – French Leader

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. You can also see it below. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. You should all know your passwords or have asked for them by now, but if you need help with themor there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents orcarers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

Year 6 music for this week:

Follow the body percussion actions in the following video

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

Watch this video which explains structure

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z3x6msg

Read the information about Elvis Presley.

Song of the week: The Bare Necessities

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/the-bare-necessities

If you haven’t watched the original Disney film of Jungle Book, Miss Siefert thoroughly recommends it and I second that!

Have fun filming yourselves singing or dancing to our year 6 song: Unstoppable by Sia

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading! You can all use Bug Club at home if you have access to a device.Don’t forget that there is also a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

 

Dear Grasshopper,

It has been wonderful to welcome some of you back to school this past week. It is certainly a bit strange being in class with so few pupils – I even miss the noise you make when you are all in together! However, we are getting to grips with the new routines and reminding each other when we forget. I think the most challenging thing this week has been the heat! Even with all the doors and windows open it has been very oppressive. I was rather looking forward to the storms that were predicted, but they seem to have decided to give London a miss after all.

 

Sadly, we will not be able to enjoy our graduation ceremony as it should be this year, but we all want to mark the end of your time at Garfield in a special way. We have decided to make a video of as many of you as possible dancing or moving along to the song Unstoppable by Sia. If you are in school, we will do this with you. However, if you are at home it would be great if you could send in a clip of yourself singing along and dancing around so that you can be included in this wonderful memory.

 

There is a great booklet called Be Awesome! Go Big! which you can find on the transition tab on the website menu. This is being set as one of your home learning tasks for this week, so if you cannot access Google Classroom please have a look at it here. It has some really fun tasks to complete as well as some very useful tips for moving on from primary school. 

If you have not already done so, you should be looking at the website of the school you will be attending in September to find out as much as possible about it. 

Mrs Walls’ Top Tip: apply for your zip card now! You will get free travel on buses and a discount on the tube – even if you are not travelling to school on the bus it is well worth having as you will be able to get out and about for free. Go to the tfl website to find out how to apply:

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/free-and-discounted-travel/11-15-zip-oyster-photocard

 

Miss Sesstein has organised a challenge for you and your family to design your own board game. Look out for the details of this on the website. You can do this at any time, but your home learning will include a session on this in week 6 (the week beginning 6/7/20) so look out for it then too.

 

Miss Joyram has also been busy finding interesting things for you to do, and suggests you visit this website:

https://www.wwt.org.uk/discover-wetlands/home-learning-and-family-fun?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6Nm2mvWV6gIVj-3tCh33CwF_EAAYAiAAEgI8K_D_BwE

It is run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and has lots of activities you can do including spotting birds in your garden and making your own duck!

This term in year 6 one of our PSHE focuses would have been Sex and Relationships Education. As we have been unable to do this in school, a booklet has been emailed to your parents for you to look at and read with them.

 

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. You can also see it below. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. You should all know your passwords or have asked for them by now, but if you need help with them or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

 

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents or carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

 

Your music learning objective from Miss Siefert this week is to learn about the composer Scott Joplin and the structure of his piece ‘Maple leaf rag’. 

(Structure means the order of sections in the piece or how it is put together: the piece Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has a structure of A, B, A. The A sections sound exactly the same but the middle B section is different)

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

Perhaps some of you have learnt this piece already?

Learn the song of the week – the lyrics are on the website

KS 2 Song of the week

Something inside so strong

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/black-lives-matter

 

This week’s timetable is:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

 

Don’t forget to keep reading! You can all use Bug Club at home if you have access to a device. Don’t forget that there is also a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

 

Stay active – now the weather is better and restrictions have been eased a little you will be able to get out and about a bit more and exercise in the fresh air. 

 

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

 

Everyone in Grasshopper has been asked to provide some information about themselves for the Year 6 Yearbook. We have now sent several requests for these to be completed and I am still waiting for more than half the class to reply. The 3rd of July is the deadline – if you have not responded by then, you will not have any comments included in the yearbook.

 

We are all spending more time than usual in our homes, and the Natural History Museum has some great photographs of animals spending time in their homes. Have a look using the link below, and you could also check out the rest of their photographs from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition by clicking the link on the webpage.

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-no-place-like-home.html?utm_content=header-cta&utm_campaign=wpy55&utm_medium=email&utm_source=1761942_ma-ecard-wpy55-20200624&dm_i=2XEG,11RIU,78IF6R,406M6,1

22/6/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

The Year 6 bubbles team are so looking forward to seeing some of you next week. Our expanded Year 6 team are: Ms Selvi, Ms Green, Ms Kilanko, Ms Pawson, Ms Conwell, Mr Flatley, Mr McKenzie and Mrs Warre. You will share two teachers for each bubble, one on Monday and Tuesday and one on Wednesday and Thursday. This is how the bubbles are organised:

 

Bubble 1

(Emerald)

Bubble 2

(Grasshopper)

Bubble 3

(Hellebore)

Bubble 4

Amethyst)

Monday/Tuesday

Ms Conwell

Mrs Selvi

Mr Flatley

Ms Pawson

Wednesday/Thursday

Mr McKenzie

Mrs Warre

Ms Green

Ms Kilanko

The school is closed on Friday for deep cleaning ready to start again on Monday. On Friday you will be expected to complete the home learning on Google Classroom as usual.

You have received lots of information from the school about the new ways in which we will be working in school. It will seem strange at first but, just like when we return after the long summer holiday, it won’t be long before we get used to it and it becomes the usual routine. We are all experiencing this for the first time, even the adults, so we will all need to help each other out and remind each other if we forget to follow the new rules put in place to keep us all safe.

In addition to the booklets sent out by the school, Mrs Helmer has created a booklet to help you see what sort of things you might come across when you return. They were made with KS1 in mind, but the changes in school will be the same for everyone, so have a look through and you will be even more prepared for Monday, if you are returning then, or next September. You can choose whether to read about a boy or a girl, if you wish – the content is the same in both.

Return to School Book-KS1-2 girl

The main character is a girl in this book.

Return to School Book-KS1-2 boy

The main character is a boy in this book.

 

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. You should all know your passwords or have asked for them by now, but if you need help with themor there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents or carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

For music this week, Miss Siefert has given you a real rhythm challenge!

Watch the following video of ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg:

Clap the rhythms as they appear on the screen. Attempt this more than once and listen to the melody carefully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk43IDUQmTk

Then you can play this game:

Guess the song by the Emoji game

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/got-what-it-takes-s3-emojis-quiz-2

Make sure you sing along with the KS2 Song of the week:

Nobody knows

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/relaxing-soothing

This week’s timetable is:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading! You can all use Bug Club at home if you have access to a device. Don’t forget that there is also a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

Keep active – Joe Wicks may have scaled back his daily PE lessons to three times a week, but you can access the past ones as well as the live ones on YouTube so there is no excuse!

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

Everyone in Grasshopper has been asked to complete their comment for their report as well as provide some information about themselves for the Year 6 Yearbook. We have now sent several requests for these to be completed and I am still waiting for more than half the class to reply. We are very nearly at the point when we are no longer able to accept your replies due to publishing deadlines. This is your opportunity to have your say, so don’t miss out.

     Mr Joseph has some news about an art competition you might like to enter. It is being run by the Borough of Enfield and the University of the Arts and to enter you need to submit a piece of art based on the theme ‘inside’. Please go to the web page given below for more details, including the application form and the rules and regulations. The closing date is Monday 3rd July.

https://traded.enfield.gov.uk/thehub/enfield-learns-together/art-challenge

Last week, you may have heard the news that the Manchester United Footballer Marcus Rashford had successfully led a campaign to persuade the government to continue to distribute  

school meal vouchers during the summer holiday. This is an incredible achievement by someone who has used his position as a force for good. You can read more about his campaign and the reasons why it is so important to him on this BBC Newsround link:

     

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53068466

 

15/6/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

The weather forecast for the weekend is looking good, so why don’t you try and get out and about with a few members of your family? This is the time of year when you are most likely to spot butterflies, so keep your eyes open for as many different varieties as you can. You can go to this site to help identify any you see:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/07/butterfly-identification/

 

 

Back home, maybe you could do some butterfly crafts. There are lots of great ideas on this site: https://www.coolcrafts.com/butterfly-crafts/

I really liked these two craft ideas, but there are lots to choose from.

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. If you need help with passwords or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

Your music tasks for this week from Miss Siefert are:

Watch the following show all about lines and spaces on the stave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXF-AcYbv0

Follow the rhythm lesson in the following video

Clapping your hands if you have nothing else to tap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyD2pfAsaI

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents or carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading! You can all use Bug Club at home if you have access to a device. Don’t forget that there is also a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

 

Keep active – Joe Wicks continues his daily PE lessons on YouTube and you can do them at any time of the day. 

 

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

 

Everyone in Grasshopper has been asked to complete their comment for their report as well as provide some information about themselves for the Year 6 Yearbook. We have now sent two requests for these to be completed and I am still waiting for more than half the class to reply. We will send out another reminder, but there will come a point when we are no longer able to accept your replies due to publishing deadlines. This is your opportunity to have your say, so don’t miss out.

 

 

8/6/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

I hope that you all remain well and that you managed to dodge the rain over the weekend.Did you see the lightning and hear the thunder during the storm on Friday? I haven’t experienced a storm like that for a long time – it was rather exciting, I thought!

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. If you need help with passwords or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

Mrs Siefert continues to provide us with music tasks. The song of the week is:

Reach Out (I’ll Be There)

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring

The Beat Goes On body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils continue daily at 10:30 and you can check out the videos afterwards and have a go if you can’t make it for the live session:

LINKS FOR THIS WEEK:

Monday 8th –https://youtu.be/M6WA7QEFlXk

Tuesday 9th –https://youtu.be/E8JLffBI7DU

Wednesday 10th –https://youtu.be/6bIwP2-lxFk

Thursday 11th –https://youtu.be/69ChPRaj5SE

Friday 12th –https://youtu.be/ak4JyonoUIE

Your other tasks from Miss Siefert this week:

Explore the composer map

Click on a country to discover which composers originated there!

https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html

Learn the song of the week (see above)

Research who originally wrote and sung this song and which year it was first released.

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents or carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading! You can all use Bug Club at home if you have access to a device. (I can see that a few of you have been doing this – well done.) Don’t forget that there is also a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

Keep active – Joe Wicks continues his daily PE lessons on YouTube and you can do them at any time of the day.

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

Everyone in Grasshopper has been asked to complete their comment for their report as well as provide some information about themselves for the Year 6 Yearbook. This was either sent as an email request or posted on Google Classroom. We have only received a few replies, so please could you make sure you submit these by the end of Thursday 11th June. A further reminder email will be sent with all the information you need to complete this task.

Some of you will be returning to school in a couple of weeks time. One of your timetabled tasks this week is linked to this and involves reading a diary kept by a boy called Carl who is in exactly the same position as you. It is a very helpful piece and there is also a video made by other children on the same subject that you can watch.

(Photograph courtesy of Carl’s mother/primary school)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-52906290

It is World Oceans day today, Monday 8th June. You can view some incredible marine photography here:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/underwater-photos-gallery/

then you could find out more about how marine photographers work here:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/underwater-photographers-in-the-field.html

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/origami-tyrannosaurus-rex-dinosaur.html

 

1/6/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

Well, we have arrived at the final half term of what has turned out to be a very odd school year indeed. I hope that you enjoyed your half term break and maybe some of you managed to get out into the sunshine safely.

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. If you need help with passwords or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

Mrs Siefert continues to provide us with music tasks. The song of the week is summer sounds song 4 Babthandaza.

Enfield Music Service continues to team up with Beat Goes On to provide daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils, and even if you’re not able to join them live at 10:30 each day, you can still check out the videos afterwards and have a go!

Monday 1st June – https://youtu.be/usR0xfzOIKs

Tuesday 2nd – https://youtu.be/Ahlr1WOK1HU

Wednesday 3rd – https://youtu.be/sHGoPWkSod8

Thursday 4th – https://youtu.be/1uOPMbniUU4

Friday 5th – https://youtu.be/SlVFxrxmEXs

Miss Siefert also has another task for you this week:

https://www.themusiclab.org/quizzes/melo

There is also a special message from Mrs Siefert and YOUNG VOICES:

Join in with Young Voices on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm!!

https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents and carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

This weeks timetable:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading: if you have run out of books at home and can access a device then there is a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

Keep active – Joe Wicks continues his daily PE lessons on YouTube and you can do them at any time of the day. 

 

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

 

Your art task this week is linked to the work of the Little Angel Theatre in Islington, a puppet theatre which puts on shows mainly aimed at families. They have posted some fabulous performances online that you can watch for free. Each show is no longer than ten minutes, so do watch them – they are great fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1b5hwVpvcg&feature=emb_rel_pause

(what does an anteater eat)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBJmp1c3XIQ

(have you seen my hat)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF7q37SfF4w

(this is not my hat)

 

This term we will continue our learning about the Maya. Your topic task this week is all about Maya food and some of it will be familiar to you, especially the tortillas and hot chocolate. You could try making your own tortillas – they are extremely easy! Watch this short video for a recipe, but remember to ask an adult for help when you cook the tortillas as working with hot pans can be dangerous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFBNdidnx2g

 

The Maya made their hot chocolate in a very different way to us – you probably wouldn’t like it very much! The video link below is a combination of modern and ancient Maya methods and uses spices including chili. Give it a try if you are feeling adventurous! Remember to ask an adult for help before you start.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyHwwsY5_FU

Make sure that you are keeping up your reading at home. This week, I would like you to read a book and write a review of it. Make sure this is more than a couple of sentences! You should include whether or not you liked the book and explain why this was – give a few examples from the text. Say whether you would read another book by the same author (or if you already have). Why did you choose this book in the first place? What sort of readers would it appeal to? (Think about age and interest.) Share your review with someone in your home and encourage them to read the book and see if they agree with you!

 

 

Dear Grasshopper,

We have now reached the final week of the summer term and it is possible for all of us to get out a little more in the sunshine while staying safe with our families.

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. If you need help with passwords or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

Mrs Siefert continues to provide us with music tasks (these are posted weekly on google classroom) and you can learn the song of the week, How Far I’ll Go, at:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring

The online body percussion sessions continue this week.

LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 2:

Monday 18th

https://youtu.be/8I0HuUVXvG4

Tuesday 19th

https://youtu.be/31W6vg8oTWQ

Wednesday 20th

https://youtu.be/Ns-0vpeqs40

Thursday 21st

https://youtu.be/u7WcJTa3ELA

Friday 22nd

https://youtu.be/RgqY4qJDnbo

There is also a special message from Mrs Siefert and YOUNG VOICES:

EVERYONE CAN JOIN IN!!

Dance moves included!

On 2nd June 2020 – You are invited to pay tribute to all teachers, by joining together to sing “The Power in Me”, along with families and children from across the world and from the safety of your own homes. 

Sign up hereyoungvoices.co.uk/powerinme  

We also invite you to take part in the #PowerinMe Challenge. In the weeks leading up to the main event on 2nd June, you are encouraged to take part in the #PowerinMe Challenge online workshops. Keep an eye on our social feeds and website. 

If you missed David Lawrence teach the first half of the song – here is the workshop on YouTube:- https://youtu.be/ciZj77kO8c

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents and carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

This week’s timetable is:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading (the free audible link is on google classroom) and exercising – PE with Joe is still goingstrong every day.

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

Last week, I asked you to take part in the Getty Museum Challenge. I have only had one response to this fun task, so perhaps more of you will be submitting your recreations of famous painting this week. You can learn more by looking at the task from week 4 on google classroom or visiting:

This term we are learning about the Maya. Your topic task this week is all about Maya religion and you can find out about it by visiting these websites:

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/video/the-mayan-story-of-creation/

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme is ‘Kindness’, something which is always important, but especially so in these strange times. You can find out more at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800

If you like animals, have a look at the San Diego Zoo website:

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

 

There are lots of activities and webcams of some of the animals.

 

Remember, you don’t have to have access to a computer to keep yourself occupied. You could;

  • Do some junk modelling or drawing
  • Help with the housework
  • Help to plan and cook a meal (make sure you have adult supervision when cooking)
  • Spend some time just looking out of a window and seeing what is going on in the world
  • Read a book
  • Write a story

Whatever you do, enjoy the sunshine and spend time enjoying the company of your family.

11/5/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

We have reached week 4 of the summer term but at the moment it feels as if the weather thinks it is the winter term. I hope you are all staying safe with your families.

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you have access to a device. If you need help with passwords or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

Miss Siefert continues to provide us with music tasks (these are posted weekly on google classroom) and you can learn the song of the week, as well as learning to Makaton sign, at:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week

Miss Siefert has also sent us this, which she highly recommends!

ONLINE BODY PERCUSSION SESSIONS FROM ENFIELD MUSIC SERVICE & BEAT GOES ON
Join us online at 10:30am every day and get ready to make some noise!
Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils!
LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 1:
Monday 11th
Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 13th
Thursday 14th
Friday 15th

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents and carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

This week’s timetable is:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading (the free audible link is on google classroom) and exercising – PE with Joe is still going and his hand seems to be much better now.

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

Last week, I asked you to write a letter to me telling me all about your experience of this time at home. I have not received many, so it would be lovely to get some more this week. You could tell me what you are doing, what other members of your household are doing, whether you are doing things together that you didn’t have time for before, what you are eating, how you are taking your exercise, how you feel about not being able to get out and about – anything at all! If you are observing Ramadan, you could tell me how that is going. This task has been posted on google classroom for those of you with access, but you could write it down and post it, or take a photograph and email it to us.

Schools continue to be closed and life is still not normal for most of us, so it is natural to be feeling anxious, sad or worried. There are lots of helpful short videos and pieces of advice on a huge variety of issues on the bbc bitesize site at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/support

Have a look: you are bound to find something that will answer your questions or help you feel better. Just realising that there are lots of people feeling the same way as you can help: sometimes the scariest thing is thinking we are on our own.

You will see from the timetable that your art task this week is to take part in the Getty Museum Challenge. This invites you to reproduce a famous picture in your own home, using only things you happen to have available. You can read more about it at:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-artworks-recreated-with-household-items-by-creative-geniuses-the-world-over/

Here are some of the recreations. Can you spot mine?

                                                                              Irises by Vincent Van Gogh

                                                                     Lot and His Daughters by Orazio Gentileschi

 

                                 he Laundress (La Blanchisseuse) by Jean-Baptiste Greuze

 

4/5/2020

Year 6 Summer 1 Curriculum newsletter Ancient Mayans

Year 6 Summer 1 Knowledge organiser Ancient Mayans

Dear Grasshopper,

We have reached week 3 of the summer term, and it looks like the rain is taking the week off (according to the weather forecast, so don’t blame me if they are wrong!) so we should be able to enjoy some better weather. I hope that those of you observing Ramadan are finding new ways to share this special time with your loved ones and wider faith community during this extraordinary time.

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, there new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you have access to a device. If you need help with passwords ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

We understand that some of you may have problems accessing a suitable device or with internet connection. So that we can help you, an important letter will be emailed to those of you we have heard from only a few times or not at all during this period of school closure. This letter will explain the options available to those who cannot access digital learning, so please look out for it.

Miss Siefert continues to provide us with music tasks (these are posted weekly on google classroom) and you can learn the song of the week, as well as joining in with the body percussion, at:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

This week’s timetable is:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading (the free audible link is on google classroom) and exercising – PE with Joe is still going, even though he spent the weekend in hospital, so you have no excuse for not doing it! Fortunately, his wife, Rosie, is helping out.

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

Last week I told you about a writing competition. This week, I would like you to write a letter to me telling me all about your experience of this time at home. You could tell me what you are doing, what other members of your household are doing, whether you are doing things together that you didn’t have time for before, what you are eating, how you are taking your exercise, how you feel about not being able to get out and about – anything at all! If you are observing Ramadan, you could tell me how that is going. This task will be posted on google classroom for those of you with access, or you could write it down and post it, or take a photograph and email it to us.

Last week, you were invited to take part in a Times Tables Rock Stars competition. This week, Miss Green is launching a maths poster competition! This poster will show how maths impacts your daily life and give different examples of how you use your maths skills at home! This could include using measuring equipment to weigh ingredients to bake a cake, using written addition and subtraction when creating a shopping list with a budget or counting how many different coloured cars pass the window! I am sure you will be able to find many other ways in which you use maths every day.

This competition begins on Monday 4th May and closes on Friday 15th May and is open for pupils of all ages, from Nursery up to Year 6. You could design your poster on the computer or hand draw it on a piece of paper. Please attach your entries to an email (a word document or a photograph of a hand drawn entry) and email them to year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. A winner will be selected from each year group and these will be announced on the Garfield website on Monday 18th May, along with the winning entries.

This week, there is also a special message for you from Mrs Walton:

Let’s celebrate V.E.75 Day together!

Next Friday, 8th May 2020, is a special day to remember. Why? Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day when the guns fell silent at the end of WW2 in Europe. This is a chance to remember and say

“For those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Our veterans and soldiers are now helping us and supporting the NHS in the battle against the coronavirus virus. They are still risking their lives or providing amazing inspiration as the hero Captain Tom has done through fundraising.

So, what can we do to show our support and thanks next Friday? We’d like you to make bunting or a poster to display to celebrate V.E.75 Day.

Please take pictures and send them to our school. There is an excellent website to give you lots of ideas and information at bbc.co.uk/makeadifference.

Thank you,

Mrs Walton

This task is especially appropriate for us in year 6, as we studied WW2 in the autumn term and you should be able to remember many of the key events – some of you have been doing the quizzes on google classroom and showing just how much you have learned. I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

 

 

27/4/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

We are now in week 2 of our summer term. Many of you will be observing Ramadan, so Ramadan Kareem to all of you. I hope that you all continue to stay home and stay safe. The weather forecast is for rain this week so staying home will be much easier!

You will be receiving the curriculum newsletter and knowledge organiser for summer 1. There are lots of suggestions for things you can do at home to continue your learning so please make sure you have a look at them.

As usual, there are new tasks posted on google classroom every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you have access to a device. If you need help with passwords ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

Miss Siefert continues to provide us with music tasks (these are posted weekly on google classroom) and you can learn the song of the week at:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/one-moment-one-people

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

This week’s timetable is:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading (the free audible link is on google classroom) and exercising – PE with Joe is still going and I managed it every day last week for the first time!

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

Miss Green has organised another Times Tables Rock Stars challenge for us! The competition is between Grasshopper, Hellebore and Emerald and runs from today (Monday 27th April) to Friday 1st May. Emerald won last time, so come on Grasshopper – our honour is at stake! Don’t forget, if you have lost or forgotten your log-ins please either contact us through the google classroom stream or ask you parents to email us at the Year 6 address above. I will be checking the scores through the week so get playing!

Enfield Schools and Early Years’ Service is running a short story competition for children and young people aged between 5 and 13 years of age. This is a great opportunity for you to practise your writing skills. You will remember the success we had in the writing competition in year 5, when several of your stories were chosen for publication in a book. This time, the winning entries will be published in an online book. Let’s see if we can get even more winners! The theme of your story should be ‘community’. You might want to write about how your community is working together at this difficult time to support each other; you could write about your community in another country; you could write about how your community have supported you in the past or any number of other aspects of the theme – the choice is yours. Go to:

https://traded.enfield.gov.uk/thehub/enfield-learns-together/short-story-competition

where you will find lots of help, including a planner, some suggestions, a picture that might inspire you, rules and regulations and an entry form. Good luck!

While you are at home, why not try beating a world record? You can find out more here:

https://kids.guinnessworldrecords.com/activities/try-this-at-home/

Some of them will not be practical at the moment – I don’t advise unravelling any toilet rolls right now! – but some are easy to try such as blowing a pea as far as you can or balancing 500ml bottles on your finger. I rather like the look of eating Smarties or M&Ms with chopsticks – blindfolded! You only have to manage more than 20 in one minute to beat the record…

At a time when we are all together in one place far more than usual, it is a good idea to have some time to yourself every day. Find a corner, a room or some outside space where you can be alone and just spend a few moments reading, imagining, meditating, praying – whatever you feel like doing. A few moments of calm and peace will set you up for the day.

     

 

20/4/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

Welcome back to the new term – not quite how it should be, but it is the start of the summer term nonetheless! I hope you and your families have stayed home and stayed safe during the Easter break. There will be new tasks for you posted on google classroom daily. You should all know your passwords by now, but if you have forgotten them please ask your parents and carers to email the year 6 team (remember, the email is for parents and carers only). Miss Pawson did several ICT lessons at the beginning of spring 2 reminding you how to use google classroom so you should all be familiar with it. If you cannot remember how it works there is a step by step explanation of how to use it at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

There will be new work posted daily on google classroom (a maths task, an English task and a topic/science task) so make sure you log on daily to complete it. This week you will be given:

daily maths lessons plus an end of week quiz

reading comprehensions

grammar tasks

a science quiz

a WW2 quiz

topic work about the Maya

a music task from Miss Siefert

Many of you will have seen BBC bitesize videos – we use them a lot in school. There are now daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading (the free audible link is on google classroom) and exercising – PE with Joe is definitely easier when I do it regularly!

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

As well as these tasks you can help around the house. Why not plan and cook a meal yourself? (Make sure you have adult supervision while you cook, though.) You could practise your maths skills by sticking to a budget; even if you do not shop online you can look up the cost of the items you will need and adjust your recipe accordingly.

Ask someone in your family to teach you to do something! Everyone has a skill, whether it is practical like sewing, knitting, carpentry; educational like working with fractions or long multiplication or just fun like juggling, doing magic or playing an instrument. Find out what the

members of your family can do and teach each other!

You could also create some amazing art using objects from around your house – nothing needs to be used up or damaged so you can put it all back afterwards – make sure you take a photo as a record first, though. Look at these examples for inspiration:

           

     

They all use found items: clothes, paper, leaves, stones, candles, dog biscuits, plates, cardboard boxes – you name it they are in it somewhere! These are on a very large scale but yours don’t need to be – make them to fit the space you have. You can watch these ones being made on a programme called Art Attack using the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3of1k6I3ja4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrNPw7w2t1Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dsb_r8qDss

 

 

31st March 2020

Dear parents/carers if you have any problems or queries regarding home learning sent, we have now set up an email that is directed to your class teacher or if you want to send in pictures of work that you have been doing please email: Year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

 

30th March 2020

Dear Grasshopper,

Hello to all of you who haven’t logged on to google classroom! Please try to do this as we can communicate with each other easily there and you can get help with any problems you may be having. I hope that you are all well and helping out at home. I know that things feel rather odd at the moment but make the most of spending time with your family. Don’t forget that Joe Wicks is doing a daily exercise class that all the family can join in with – I have been doing it most days. You don’t have to do it at 9 o’clock, you can access it at any time of the day. Encourage all your family to join in!

Tasks for the week

English: make sure you are working on your space story in your homework pack or online. Complete the plan first then read it over to make sure your story makes sense with no sudden jumps from one event to the next.

Maths: you have daily tasks in your pack or online. Make sure you are logging on to Times Tables Rock Stars regularly to practise your tables.

Reading: complete the comprehension tasks in your packs or online. There is company called Audible who are making audio books available free for children so go on to their site to listen. There is a link to this on our Grasshopper google classroom page. If you can access Bug Club, please make sure you read any comments given and improve your answers to the questions.

Topic: make sure you complete the animal and electricity tasks from your pack. Make sure you are not just cutting and pasting from the internet – make the work your own. You need to do more than just a couple of lines!

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