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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Year 6

Notices & Reminders

 

To Year 6 families, 

Today, we have had a conversation regarding appropriate use of messaging our friends outside of school. Although What's app is for aged 16+, we are aware that children are using this. There has been conversations regarding children in the Year 6 group who have not been speaking nicely to others and using inappropriate language. Although, as a school, we are unable to oversee this, we have spoken to the class on the use of thinking about what you are writing/ texting and what is appropriate.

 We recommend that you also have conversations with your children at some point regarding what is ok and not ok to do if you are allowing your children on this app. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to come and chat with me. 

Mr Worton-Geer

 

 

 

Morning Year 6 Families, 

We have now completed our SATs week. Each of your children worked incredibly hard and should be so proud of themselves. As a reward, we will be having a film morning tomorrow with popcorn. If you are not happy with your child watching a PG, could you please get into contact with me. If we receive no email, we will assume you are okay with your child watching a PG in school. All the children are very excited for our pizza afternoon! 

With all the excitement of finishing SATs, comes the next hurdle of writing assessments. The children know that this will be taking place from the last week of May into the first week of next half-term! We will be up-leveling and improving some previous written pieces and the children will need to be incredibly focused in order to do this! 

With the SATs behind us, we can begin looking forward to making some more Year 6 memories! 

Miss Goodman and Mrs Stockwell 

 

 

13 April 2021

Please see the letter regarding Crucial Crew that will be taking place on Thursday 29 April 2021 within school.

05/03/21

Friday Celebration Assembly

 

01/03/21

Monday Assembly

 

 

World Book Day

On Thursday 4th March 2021 we will celebrate World Book Day. This is a global event where children of all ages come together to share the joy of reading for pleasure. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success and it’s fun for all involved. That is why World Book Day continues to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure through its work with authors, illustrators, publishers, bookshops and libraries.

On Thursday, the children will be working on one or more book related activities. Due to remote learning this will be slightly different to how we normally celebrate the event, but we will still be able to share, explore and enjoy books together.

Below is a link to the World Book Day website which has lots of good activities and resources that you might like to do at home. The audio and video books are a fun way of sharing a text with your child.

Events (worldbookday.com)

There is a particularly good resource that you may like to use which gives ideas for recommended texts under different topics and themes. It doesn’t give you the actual book, but it gives you an idea of books that are available that can be purchased for birthdays etc or borrowed from libraries when they reopen again.

Reading Recommendations (worldbookday.com)

The children will receive their book voucher as usual when they return to school on the 8th March 2021. These vouchers can be exchanged for world book day books which have been written by well known authors, or they can be used towards purchasing a text of your choice. You can exchange the vouchers in most supermarkets when you go to do your essential shopping, or you can hold onto them until book shops open once more. Most book shops are willing to extend the use by date on the voucher to accommodate this.

I hope you will join us in celebrating this event with your children.

Happy reading!

Mrs Nicolson

 

26/02/21

Friday Celebration Assembly

 

Relaxation video - Relaxation session 1.mp4

 

22/02/21

Monday Assembly

 

12/02/21

Celebration Assembly

 

 

05/02/21

Celebration Assembly

 

01/02/21

Monday Assembly

 

29/01/21

Celebration Assembly

 

25/01/21

Monday Assembly

 

22/01/21

Celebration assembly

Reading Support

During this period of remote learning it is important that you continue supporting your child with their reading.

In Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3 this can be sitting with your child and listening to them read. Ideally you should try and do this every day even if it is just for 5-10 minutes. It will help you all to keep structure and routines going which we know is good for our mental health.

With the older children it may not be necessary to hear them read as frequently, and so just catching up with them every few days about what they are reading would be a great idea. You can either listen to them read or get them to tell you what they have been reading and ask them questions. You could ask them:-

Are they enjoying the book? Why?

What do they think might happen next?

What has been the most/least favourite part so far?

Who are the characters? Tell me about them/him/her/it?

Have they read any other books by this author?

Which one of their friends would enjoy this book? Why?

 

Talking about a book is a great way to see how much your child has understood and engaged with the text.

We know that you may not have reading books at home that your child can access but there are several online sites that you can look at.

 

The Oxford Owl website has an online library of e-books that your child can read. We used this website during the first lockdown and you should be able to register for free and access appropriate books for your child.

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home | Oxford Owl

 

You can select age appropriate books by either selecting the age of your child or if you use the Levels drop down bar you can select the book band that your child is on. If you are unsure check with your child as they should know, but if they have forgotten then email the class teacher and they will let you know.

 

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 still have access to Reading Eggs until the end of February. Your child can use this resource independently, but I think it would be good to listen to them read where you can. As the children become more confident with their reading, they should be accessing the Reading Eggspress site which gives them books they can read and quizzes once they have read the book. You should be able to find it on the home screen.

Each child should have their login but if you are unable to find it please email the class teacher.

 

Children in Year 4 and some children in Year 5 have access to Lexia which is an online reading site which supports the reading curriculum. Your child should have their own login. Please contact the class teacher if they do not know it.

There are many other online reading sites that you can access and it is good to explore them with your child. The Book Trust provides books that children can read along with

 Stories for kids online and fun games to play | BookTrust

If you find any useful ones please share them with each other and let us know.

We will continue to update you where we can when we find helpful resources that will support children with reading at home.

The homework for this time of remote learning is just focused on reading so please make sure your child reads as frequently as they can. Reading is a key skill and is so crucial; it is more important than ever that we encourage our children to read and love books. Try and make the reading experience as positive as possible and please do let the class teacher know if you are having any difficulties engaging your child or accessing texts and resources.

Nancy Nicolson

English Lead

 

18.01.21

Here is the link for your celebration assembly today at 11.45am:

Assembly

 

15.01.21

Here is the link to your assembly today. It's celebration assembly! 

Celebration Assembly

 

11.01.21

Here is the link to our assembly today at 11.45am:

Assembly 

Mr Worton-Geer

 

 

08.01.21

Morning everyone, 

Unfortunately, there is a slight change to the timetable next week. Mrs Howes will be teaching Wednesday afternoon, instead of Thursday afternoon. This is just for the one week. Then the timetable will revert back to normal. She will still be teaching art and computing but this will be on Wednesday instead of Thursday. Miss Goodman will be teaching Topic and Well Being on Thursday, instead of the usual Wednesday. Apologies for the changes, we will endeavour to keep the timetable the same whenever we can.  Thank you for your understanding.

Miss Goodman

 

08.01.21

Here is the link to our assembly today at 11.45am:

Assembly 

Mr Worton-Geer

06.01.21

Please be aware that, although we do have you on mute when you enter a session, there are sometimes technical issues and we can hear you. This means we can hear everything said from both adults and children. Please be mindful of the language used. This should be a safe space for all children. 

Thanks you 

Miss Goodman

 

06.01.21

Here is the link to our assembly today at 11.45am:

Assembly 

 

05.01.21

Happy New Year, Year 6!

I apologise that we return in such strange circumstances but we will do everything we can to continue being successful in our learning journey! The days will look different and it will be something we all get used to together. We will take it day by day and please do not panic if any technological issues arise! Mrs Stockwell and I are here to support and guide you - whether that be through zoom, phone calls or emails! We will deal with hiccups, as they arise, and we will keep pushing through. The most important thing is that we all keep safe and we support each other in these unprecedented times. 

I have uploaded a virtual timetable for use during online learning. This has clear virtual times and clear independent work times. Virtual times involve zoom sessions (links will be uploaded to the homework page for security) except Daily Maths and GPS which will be a recorded PPT through SeeSaw. Any work to be completed will be on SeeSaw and should be sent at the end of each session. We will talk this all through tomorrow.

Wednesday will be a time to discuss how we are feeling, work out any issues and build a way forward together. We will be doing some research and designing Mayan face masks to ease ourselves in. 

I look forward to seeing you all (remotely) and I'm excited to see what we can achieve in a time of such adversity! 

Miss Goodman 

 

 

Reporting COVID cases to the school over the holiday period should be addressed to covid@fawbert-barnards.essex.sch.uk .  This e-mail address will be monitored between 10:00 - 12:00 noon until 24 December 2020.  Please see letter for more details.

 

18.12.2020

Hello everybody, 

If you are doing blended learning from home, here is the link for the Christingle assembly. We have this planned for 9:30. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_zhfhdxMLDqocoC8tszpdsIRHhiG3OKR/view?usp=sharing 

 

16.12.20

Dear Parents and Carers,

Here is a link to the Harlow Carol Service. We will be watching it in school and, if you choose to do so, here is the link for watching it at home!

Carol service for today:

https://youtu.be/gIOCB7ob8OM

 

Monday 7th December 2020 

Re: Wednesday 9th Packed Lunches 

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Wednesday 9th, the children in KS1 are having their Christmas dinners.  This means that your child will need a packed lunch, as there will be no lunches served at school.

Please let me know if there are any problems with this.

We are all looking forward to the festive activities and cannot wait to bring a little bit of Christmas to Fawbert and Barnard's! 
 

Miss Goodman 

 

Blended Learning - 07.12.20
Thank you to those parents and carers who have informed me of their choice of Option A or Option B.  If you haven't yet done so, please let me know by tomorrow so that I can make the necessary arrangements. School remains open until 18th December and I will be in class with the children, but I hope that our class bubble does not have to isolate any time after 15th, as that would mean all of us, pupils and staff, isolating over Christmas.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Jumper

On Tuesday 8th December the children will be taking part in a short video as part of our Christmas celebrations. If possible we would like them to bring in a Christmas Jumper on that day so that they can wear it for their part of the video. The children must come to school in their normal school uniform and bring their jumper with them in a small bag. They will then put on their jumper for the session. If you have any questions please send them to the usual class email address.

 

Family Photos for Week 1 of Autumn 2 

This half-term, we will be studying Inheritance and Evolution. You can find out more on the curriculum page. 

It would be fantastic if you could send some photos in with your child of: grandparents, parents, themselves and siblings. We can then have an explore of inherited characteristics! I can, of course, provide pictures for those who are unable to bring in photos but it would be more engaging for the children to use their own family photographs. 

 

 

 

Secondary School Admissions
You can now apply for your secondary school from 11 September 2020 until 31 October 2020.  Click here for further guidance.

Our local schools will be providing virtual school tours as detailed below (please click on the link for further details):

Mark Hall from 8 October 2020
Burnt Mill - Wednesday 30 September 2020
St Mark's from 23 September 2020 for 3 weeks
Passmores from 28 September 2020
Leventhorpe

 


Our Routines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday Friday

Early Morning Work

Spelling

Daily Mile

Daily Maths

Daily GPS

BREAK

Maths

English

LUNCH

Spanish with Mr Worton-Geer

PE with Mrs Eastland

 

Early Morning Work

Handwriting

Daily Mile

Daily Maths

Daily GPS

BREAK

Maths

English

LUNCH

Drama with Sam Ashford

Topic

 

 

Early Morning Work

Spelling

Daily Mile

Daily Maths

Daily GPS

BREAK

Maths

English

LUNCH

Guided Reading

Topic

Early Morning Work 

Handwriting

Daily Mile

Daily Maths

Daily GPS

BREAK

Maths

English

LUNCH

Guided Reading

Topic

 

Early Morning Work

Spelling

Daily Mile

Daily Maths

Daily GPS

BREAK

Maths

English

LUNCH

PE with Mrs Eastland

Topic