Hellebore Home Learning

 

Dear Hellebore,

We have reached the end of term, the end of year 6 and the end of your time at Garfield. Although none of us expected the school year to end in this way, I would like to take this opportunity to say how impressed I have been by all your efforts to continue your learning over the past months; it has shown me just how committed you are to continuing your learning, even in challenging circumstances.

All of us are disappointed at not being able to celebrate your efforts and achievements and say goodbye to you in the usual end-of-year graduation ceremony. However, you will still receive your 2020 yearbook and a special graduation video. Your yearbook is a special memento of your time in primary school and I hope that you will keep it safe so that, in years to come, you can reminisce with family and friends.

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 in your smart new uniforms to see us and let us know how you are getting on.

Make sure you keep checking up on the website of your new school for 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 hope you all have 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

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.

 

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 be good preparation 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

6/7/2020

Dear Hellebore,

As we come towards the end of term – and the end of the school year – we turn our thoughts to creating a memento of your time at Garfield. Therefore the Year 6 bubbles have been filming clips in school for a graduation video. For those children who are still at home, you can also contribute to this film by sending a clip of yourself singing and dancing to Unstoppable by Sia so that you too can be included in our graduation video. Please make a special effort to film and send in your clip because we would like the video to represent ALL the pupils who are currently in Year 6.

There has been some great work done on transition to secondary school through the ‘Be Awesome Go Big’ booklet that you have been completing. Moving to secondary school is an exciting time for many, but the jump can also feel like a pretty scary one. Transition is a really important part of starting secondary school so keep working through the on-line booklet. Make sure you also 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. The important thing for you to remember is that if you have any questions at all, big or small, make sure you ask them. You can ask your parent or carer to email or call the school and they will be more than happy to help you. 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 competition are on the website.

Here is a message from Mrs Hinks:

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!

Mrs Hinks – French Leader

The new timetable for this week is on Google classroom: as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day (see 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 (year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk).

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

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. There are excellent resources on this website which you can use to revise various topics.

Don’t forget to keep reading! You can all use Bug Club at home if you have access to a device. I have been allocating resources on a weekly basis to those children who need new books. If you find that you are running out of books in your Bug Club account, please email me at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk and I will allocate you some more.

Wishing you all a pleasant week,

Mr. Flatley

 

 

29/6/2020

Hello Hellebore,

I hope you’re all keeping safe and well. Monday is week 5 of this half term and it’s actually the start of the 15th week since lock down began. The teachers are now back at school with our year 6 bubble groups. We all had a great first week back and, although things were really different to how they were before, we enjoyed seeing each other again, chatting, learning and of course reading.

The weather has also been great this week with lots of sunshine, which reminds us that we have much to be grateful for. Next time you go outside, think about what can you see, hear, smell and feel. One way to be more positive is to practice gratitude. This is simply the practice of being thankful for what you have – especially the small things. Gratitude is a virtuous quality that allows us to see the best in each other and in our lives.

Well done to you for your hard work this week, whether you’re in school or studying at home. Your commitment and application to the work set on Google classroom has been very good.

The new timetable for this week will be posted on Google classroom in the ‘weekly timetables’ folder 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. 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

If this site does not answer your question, 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.

For music this week, Miss Siefert would like you 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, for example, 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?

Make sure you sing along with the KS2 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.

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.

Mrs Sesstein has some news about a family project challenge to design your own board game.

Please do what you can. Don’t worry if you can’t do everything – we are all doing our best during this strange, unprecedented time. I look forward to seeing what you’ve all been doing on Google classroom.

Take care,

Mr. Flatley

 

 

22/6/2020

Dear Hellebore,

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 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.

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

 

15/06/2020

Dear Hellebore,

I hope that you and your family are well. 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/

The new timetable for this week is on Google classroom and, as usual, 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.

Well done to the children who are using their Bug Club accounts to read. I am checking the allocations every week so please use this amazing resource to read as much as possible and practise your comprehension skills.

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 and carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that the automatic marking of quizzes on Google classroom will not mark short answers as correct until they have been checked by the class teacher. Therefore all short answers will be marked by me and I will then return the correct score to you. You do not need to tell us about this.

This week’s timetable:

 

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website for you to use should you wish to do some extra studying:

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

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.


CBBC Newsround is another fantastic resource and they have an area of their website which has links to people and events from history: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52720395 .

There is a really interesting article on there from a couple of years ago about great black women that you should know about. I learnt lots of new things, including information about the life of the poet, Phillis Wheatley. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41433196

I wish you all a restful weekend.

Mr. Flatley

8/6/2020

Dear Grasshopper,

I hope that you all remain well and that you managed to dodge the rain over the weekend.

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 Hellebore 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

 

 

01/06/2020

 

Dear Hellebore,

 

We have arrived at the final half term of this unusual and unprecedented school year. 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 week’s 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

Also, please ensure that you are logging into your Bug Club account for your reading. I have checked your allocations again this morning and you all have an adequate number of texts to work your way through.

Mr. Flatley

 

18/5/2020

Dear Hellebore,

We have now reached week 5, which is the final week of this half term (summer 1). I hope that you all have a chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine in a safe and responsible way.

The new timetable for this week is on Google classroom and, as usual, new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you have access to a device. A reminder: if you need any help with Google classroom, you can visit their support site at: 

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

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 here: youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

Today marks the day that the first British woman, Helen Sharman, went into space to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Her Sokol spacesuit is on display in the Science Museum and can be seen on their website:

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories#&gid=1&pid=1

This week is also ‘Mental health awareness week’ and the focus is on kindness. Watch the video below from CBBC Newsround to hear what some children have to say about the importance of being kind:

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

During the week, we would like you to carry out or reflect on an act of kindness that you have done. Take a photo or video and we’d love you to share your stories of kindness.

This week’s timetable is:

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

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

Remember that there is also online learning at the Oak National Academy if you wish to do some extra tasks:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#subjects

Don’t forget to keep reading and using your Bug Club account.

Wishing you an enjoyable and productive week!

Mr. Flatley

11/5/2020

Dear Hellebore,

We have reached week 4 of the summer term. I hope that you all had a pleasant bank holiday weekend.

The new timetable for this week is on Google classroom and, as usual, new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you have access to a device. A reminder: if you need any help with Google classroom, you can visit their support site at: 

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

Miss Siefert’s music tasks for this week are posted on Google classroom and the links that you will need are below:

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

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

Just a reminder that the government has also set up some online learning at the Oak National Academy. They have some really good reading comprehension activities which you may like to try. Here is a link to their Year 6 work:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#subjects

Don’t forget to keep reading and using your Bug Club account! I have been assigning new books to those of you who need them.

I look forward to seeing your work this week!

Mr. Flatley

4/5/2020

Dear Hellebore,

We have reached week 3 of the summer term. 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, 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 and using your Bug Club account: I have been keeping an eye on your allocations and topping up the accounts of those of you who need new texts. Also, keep 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 on the stream on Google classroom at any time.

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 contributions!

Mr. Flatley

Hello Hellebore class!
 
Please find below a timetable of the activities that we would like you to complete this week. As usual, these are all accessed via Google​ Classroom. Please do not try to do all of these activities in one day; spread them out over the week so that you are doing some school-related work throughout each day as if you were in school. Try to work between the hours of 9am and 3pm and make sure that you have regular breaks. 
 
Music
Please use this link to the song for this week’s lesson from Ms Siefert:

Here are some additional activities you may want to complete this week:
 
Times Table Rock Stars Competition
This week, a Times Tables Rock Stars tournament has been set up between all the classes from years 3 to 6. We want to win this one for Hellebore class! Take some time to log into your personal account to join in with this enjoyable tournament and earn extra points for your class! It begins at 9am on Monday 27th April and ends at 5pm on Friday 1st May. The winning class will be announced on the Garfield website next week. Come on Hellebore!
 
 
RE
Islam – Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. It began on Thursday 23rd April 2020 and will last until Saturday 23rd May 2020.
This week, there is an RE lesson you can do about Ramadan on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  (week beginning 27/4/20).
 
PE/Dance
We are really enjoying Joe Wicks’ 9am live daily workout on YouTube. We hope you are too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME
For short breaks throughout the day, you can also access short movement breaks via BBC super movers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q
For other ideas for exercising in your own home, please visit this w​ebsite: https://www.sportengland.org/news/howstay-active-while-youre-home
 
ICT
Practise your touch typing if you want to at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
E-Safety: Thinkuknow have developed some online E-safety resources you could have a look at. Here is the link for the first lesson: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/BBCdailylessons 
 
BBC Bitesize daily lessons
Here is the schedule for all of the BBC Bitesize daily lessons for next week if you would like to complete some extra work:
 

 
Take care and stay safe, 
 
Mr Flatley

 

 

20/4/2020

Hello Hellebore class.

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and are all keeping well and safe. Please find below a timetable of activities that I would like you to complete this week. All of these activities are to be found on Google Classroom.

 

If you have not yet logged on or are having trouble accessing Google Classroom, please get in touch with us at Year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk so that we can help you access it.

 

Please do not try to do all of these activities in one day; spread them out over the week, as per the timetable, so that you are doing some school-related work throughout each day as if you were in school. Try to work between the hours of 9am and 3pm, and make sure that you have regular breaks.  

 

You can complete most of these activities on paper or on Google Docs. We will post the answers at the end of the week so that you can mark your work. However, some of the activities such as the reading comprehensions and science tasks are in Google quiz forms, which will automatically give you the answers upon completion. These quizzes should be completed on Google Classroom.  

 

In addition, ensure that you are reading a book (or listening to an audio book) every day and try to make sure you are physically active every day too in order to keep fit and healthy – this could be going out for a jog or cycle ride, or doing a home workout.

 

Kind regards to you and your families,

 

Mr. Flatley

List of tasks

English

There will be three reading comprehension tasks set this week: two fiction texts and one non-fiction text.

Maths

As you can see from the timetable, there is a maths task set each for each day and a maths quiz at the end of the week to recap what you have done. Some of the work will be looking at decimal numbers.

Topic

A World War Two quiz has been set. The questions are based on our learning from the Autumn term so do your best to try and recall as much factual information as you can.

Science

Our work this week is a quiz based on our Evolution & Inheritance topic. 

Reading

Continue to read a book daily. You should log in to Bug Club and work through the texts that have been assigned to you. I have checked these and you all have a number of texts to choose from.

Music

Use the website https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html Play the ‘compose your own music game’ and the ‘rhythm game’. You can also visit the home page to learn about Bach. ​

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

Letter to Hellebore class

 

Hello Hellebore class! I hope you are all well and keeping busy at home. Over the last week things have changed a lot. I hope you are enjoying spending time with your family. I’m sure you are missing your friends at school very much. Please make sure you are getting enough exercise while you are at home and have lots of fun each day in addition to completing your work. 

 

Take care,

Mr Flatley

 

List of tasks

English

1) Continue to work through the reading comprehension and grammar activities in your pack.

2) If you haven’t already completed it, plan and write a space-themed story. There is a planning template on Google Classroom to help with this. 

Maths

Continue to work through the arithmetic tests in your pack. 

Topic

If you have not already completed your animal fact file on Google Classroom, complete an animal fact file on any animal of your choice.  Include information on the animal type, where they live, their diet, what they are well known for, images etc.  Remember to structure your work clearly with paragraphs and subheadings, and don’t just copy and paste – write in your own words! You can do this on paper or on Google Classroom, but Google Classroom is better if you can access it as we can see your work.

Science

Research three scientists for our Electricity topic (Michael Faraday, Thomas Edison & Nikola Tesla) on Google Classroom. Please do not just copy and paste from a website. Read the information through and then put it into your own words using the appropriate grammar, punctuation and technical vocabulary.

Reading

Continue to read a book daily. The website Audible has also made children’s audio books available for free if you need a new book and don’t have any at home.

Music

Log on to BBC ten pieces.

Watch and listen to A Bao A Qu’ from ‘Anthology of Fantastic Zoology’ by Mason Bates

 

·         Listen to the music and create art-work to describe it

·         What sort of a creature does the music describe?

·         How does the music make you feel?

·         Can you name any of the instruments heard?

·         What do you think ‘pizzicato strings’ means?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/mason-bates-anthology-of-fantastic-zoology-sprite/zbfn7nb

 

Click on the mp3 link to listen to the music.​​

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