A Message to Y6

Y6
w/c 6th July

Good morning to you all.  We hope that you have all had a great weekend.  It’s fantastic to have so many of you in school and Mrs Murton and Miss Crossley are really very pleased to be back with you for the final two weeks of term.  Mrs Murton will be with the Monday/Tuesday group and Miss Crossley with the Thursday/Friday group.  

Our last Learning Poster has come to an end and we will not be setting a new one as all of our Google Classroom users are back in school from this week.  All of the tasks will remain open on Google Classroom until it closes at the end of term and so you can still hand in tasks that you complete.  The quizzes, the Big Debate and the Stream will all continue to run too.   We will also be asking you to complete one or two tasks that we begin in school on Google Classroom.  

We will be recording the vocals of ‘Stand by me’ this week and polishing up those dance moves for our video next week.

So… here goes Year Six… let’s get ready to sing, dance, play, create and perform one amazing – never been seen before – fantastic end to your time at Woodbridge Primary School!!

w/c 29th June

Hello Year 6!

We hope you have all had a super weekend. The Year 6 team are looking forward to seeing lots of you in school. We are also delighted to be welcoming some more of you back into school this week.

It has been really exciting to watch you dancing and singing on the video clips on Google Classrooms! You have all made a fantastic start. Have you been practising at home? If you have not been in school, or would like some extra practise, you will find videos to help you on the End of Year topic on Google Classrooms. 

If you haven’t done so already, please take some time to have a good look at the Moving On topic on Google Classrooms. Have you watched the transition video with Mr Read yet? Well done to those of you who have posted a question for a Farlingaye pupil and teacher. If you haven’t done so already, it would be great to have your questioned submitted to us this week.

 Take care

Mrs Murton, Miss Crossley and Mrs Tomlinson

w/c 22nd June
Good morning to you all.  We hope that you’ve had a good week.  It has been great to welcome some of you back to school over the last week and to hear what you have been getting up to.
If you are heading back to school from 29th June then Miss Crossley will begin phoning you this week.  If you have any questions about returning to school then have them ready.  (She will be phoning from her mobile and so will display as number withheld.)
Here is the next Home Learning Poster for you all.  This one will last for two weeks which will leave one more for the final two weeks of term.  If you are back at school then these suggestions are for you to work through on the days you are at home.  All of the previous learning suggestions will be moved to the bottom of our Google Classroom page.  You will still be able to access the old activities, if you wish, but there is no expectation that you have to catch up on them.
Have a wonderful week and we look forward, as usual, to hearing all about what you are getting up to.
Take care
Miss Crossley, Mrs Murton and Mrs Tomlinson
w/c 15th June

Hello Year 6!

We hope you have had a fantastic weekend and that you have all enjoyed the return of the warm weather. What have you all been up to? We would love to hear all about it in Google Classrooms.

It’s great to be welcoming some of you back into school this week! The staff in school are looking forward to seeing you. We hope that those of you returning to school this week enjoy your first week back and begin to settle into the new routine well. We will continue to set tasks on our Google Classroom for you to complete on the days you are not in school, and for those of you who are not returning to school.

We look forward to hearing from you in Google Classrooms.

Have a great week. Mrs Murton, Miss Crossley and Mrs Tomlinson

w/c 8th June
We hope that you are all well and keeping busy.  As always, it’s great to see what you have all been up to at home.  It’s lovely to see the learning paths that you and your families have followed together.
Lots of you will be thinking about coming back to school after many weeks of learning from home. We welcome some of you back on 15th June and some more of you on 29th June.  You will have now had your information email and know which days you are able to come in.
You may have mixed feelings about going back, which is totally understandable.  Lots will feel very familiar in school but – in order to keep everyone safe – lots of things will have changed.  The adults looking after you will explain things to you very carefully. It’s important that you help us by following those new ways of working.
Miss Crossley will be phoning you this week to see how you are and how you are feeling about coming back to school.  Have any questions you want to ask at the ready.
Mrs Murton, Miss Crossley and Mrs Tomlinson will still be running  Google Classroom and sharing lots of learning suggestions there for you on the days that you are not in school and, of course, for those of you who are not returning.  (And… I’ll still give you a call if you are not coming back to see how you are.)
Have a great week.
Miss Crossley, Mrs Murton and Mrs Tomlinson
w/c 1st June

Good morning Year 6! We hope that you have all had a fun half term. What did you all get up to? We’d love to hear about it. As well as spending time with our families, we have been busy getting lots of new and exciting things lined up for you in our Google Classroom!

In Google Classrooms, you will find our new learning poster which will tell you about the activities that have been set from Monday 1st June to Friday 19th June. Many of the activities will continue as before, e.g. Big Maths, spag.com, but there are also new activities too. You will find a new activity called White Rose Maths under the Maths Topic. These are short video lessons with follow up activities. We think they are great, and we hope you enjoy them too!

You may notice the Classwork section in Google Classrooms looks a little different – that’s because we have had a bit of a virtual tidy up! Tasks which were set on previous learning posters have been ‘filed’ under their Learning Poster topic (since some of the subjects were looking a bit cluttered and we did not want you to feel overwhelmed!) For example, the Viking Ship task can now be found under the Learning Poster 1 topic (rather than the Vikings topic). We have not deleted any tasks, should you want to complete any of the tasks that were set before half term.

We look forward to hearing from you all in virtual classroom this week!

Mrs Murton, Miss Crossley and Mrs Tomlinson

w/c 18th May

Hello to you all,

Welcome to another Monday Message.  We hope that you’ve had a lovely weekend and are ready for the last week of the half term.  As always we have been busy…  Mrs Murton’s family have celebrated her daughter’s birthday, Mrs Tomlinson and her family have been setting themselves art competitions and Miss Crossley has been spending as much time as possible in her garden.
Thank you so much for all of your great efforts on Google Classroom.  It is wonderful to see how much effort you are putting into your learning and all of the wonderful skills you are learning and developing.   When you hand in work we will give you some feedback.  Do take some time to look for it as we may ask you a question or ask you to edit what you have sent in.    We may ‘return’ your work to you, or send you a ‘private message’ so do make sure that you look in Google Classroom and check your emails in order to see what we’ve said. We will also answer questions that you ask through the Stream or ‘Comments’ sections – so don’t forget to look there too.
We know that many of you are keen to get back to Woodbridge Primary, we also know that the prospect of coming back to school might be a bit worrying.  We promise to get you back as soon as we safely can.  We also promise that whatever happens we will do our best to organise a great ‘leaving’ experience for you.
Barnardos are currently asking young people to join in a survey so that they can gather your thoughts about how the ‘lockdown’ is for you.  If you’d like to take part, here is the link – you’ll need to have your parent’s permission to do so.
Enjoy your week and see you in our Google Classroom.
Miss Crossley, Mrs Murton and Mrs Tomlinson
w/c 11th May

Good Morning Year 6!

We hope that you have had a lovely weekend and that you managed to enjoy the wonderful weather (before it turned so windy!) Did anybody do anything special to mark VE Day on Friday? Mrs Murton made some bunting with her family and decorated her house, Mrs Tomlinson joined her neighbours in the two minutes silence in her street and Miss Crossley had a socially distanced afternoon tea with her neighbours. We would love to hear how you celebrated, so please do share this with us on Google Classrooms!

It is fantastic to have so many of you now part of our Google Classroom, and we are delighted that a few more of you (plus Mrs Ling!) joined us this week. We are all really impressed with the committed attitude that you are showing towards your learning – really well done Year 6! 👍 We do hope that you have had time to take a look at the new Home Learning Poster and explore the tasks that have been set. Please do remember that these tasks are just suggestions and we are not expecting you to complete every task. We understand that this is a strange time for you all and that everybody is living in different circumstances at the moment, so please just complete what you feel you are able to. Please note that some tasks have a due date. This is just to give you some guidance and to support you in structuring your time. Please don’t worry about the due dates too much: you can still submit a task after the due date has passed should you wish to. We also know that some of you are having some problems with your TT Rockstars account.  Don’t worry – Miss Crossley is looking into this for you.

We are all missing you lots.  We also understand that you are all missing each other too and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is safe to do so.

Sending you all a huge applause (for all your hard work!)👏, a virtual high five ✋ and our warm wishes! 💛

Mrs Murton, Miss Crossley and Mrs Tomlinson

w/c 4th May
Good morning to you all.
We hope that you and your families have had a lovely weekend.
Mrs Tomlinson has been making bread, Mrs Murton has been enjoying walks with her family and Miss Crossley has been cleaning her patio and even had a bounce on the trampoline with her children!
We are really thrilled to be seeing all of the wonderful learning that you’ve been doing.  It has been great to see your responses to our learning suggestions and all of the other exciting things that you have been doing with your families.  We are proud of you all.  This is such a strange time for us all and it’s great to see so many of you making the very best of it by showing such commitment to your learning.  So many of you have been able to access our Year 6 Google Classroom, which we are so pleased about.  In our Classroom you can find out what’s on our Learning Poster, find out more details of learning suggestions and submit your work to us.  You can also share ideas with your classmates via the ‘stream’.
There will be a new Learning Poster coming out on Wednesday which will have some more suggestions to take us up to half term.  The poster will be on our Google Classroom page and on our class page on the school website.
Have a wonderful week and until we can see you for real, we look forward to catching up in our Google Classroom soon.
Miss Crossley, Mrs Murton and Mrs Tomlinson
w/c 27th April

Good morning Year 6!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and you have all enjoyed the sunshine. This weekend Mrs Murton was delighted to discover a cuckoo bird on her daily walk; Mrs Tomlinson has been creative with her cooking skills (making Onion Bhaji Burgers from her Jamie Oliver cookbook!); and Miss Crossley has been camping in her garden!

Thank you and well done to all of you who have signed up to our Year 6 Google Classroom. We are delighted that we now have twenty-four of you signed up! If you have not signed up already, then please do so this week. You will have been invited to do so using your school email address and Bob has made a super trilogy of videos to guide you through the process.  If you can’t remember your email address and password, Bob talks you through this too (video 1 at about 11minutes 40seconds in).  Please remember that our school code of conduct still applies when working on Google Classroom.  Post only what you are happy for all of your classmates and all of your teachers to see.

As we enter our second week of Google Classroom, here are a few useful reminders:

  • Google Classrooms is for you to communicate with us about your learning, for example: specific questions about a task or problems with a log on etc. If your parents have any queries or wish to contact us, they can do so in the usual way by contacting the school office.

  • Keep sharing your photos and learning with us! We really do love to hear what you have been up to – who knew we had so many talented bakers in Year 6?!

  • Please do not worry if you are unable to complete all of the tasks on Google Classroom. Remember, they are just suggestions.

Take care and we look forward to hearing from you in our virtual classroom this week!

Mrs Murton, Miss Crossley and Mrs Tomlinson

w/c 21st April
Hello to you all,
We hope that you’ve had a lovely Easter Holiday – even though it wasn’t quite like any other school holiday that you’ve ever had!  We hope that you’ve enjoyed some chocolate treats and lots of sunshine… Has anyone got any chocolate left?  Ours has all been well and truly scoffed!
It’s strange to be welcoming you to the summer term like this but we have a new adventure to embark on together and that’s Google Classroom.  All of you Code Clubbers out there know how this works already but for some of us it’s a whole new world!
We will be inviting you to join via your school email address and Bob has made a super trilogy of videos to guide you through the process.  If you can’t remember your email address and password, Bob talks you through this too (video 1 at about 11minutes 40seconds in).  Please remember that our school code of conduct still applies when working on Google Classroom.  Post only what you are happy for all of your classmates and all of your teachers to see.
On our Year 6 Class page you’ll find our next Home Learning Poster – you’ll also find this in Google Classroom.
Those of you who are heading off to Farlingaye next term, should have received a transition pack from them recently.   We’ll be in touch with your parents later this week to find out about your preferences as to who you’d like to be in a form group with.
Make sure that you are keeping busy and staying active and we look forward to seeing you in our virtual classroom very soon.
Be kind, stay safe  and take care
Love from Miss Crossley, Mrs Murton and Mrs Tomlinson 🌈
Easter Holidays

Hello Year 6!

We hope you have all had a lovely weekend and have enjoyed the warmer, sunnier weather. This week and next week are the Easter holidays and therefore we will not be setting any learning tasks for you to complete at home. However, it would be fantastic if you could keep up your daily reading. You can also continue to complete TT Rockstars and the online Big Maths challenges should you wish to.

Well done for all your efforts with your home learning so far! We really have loved receiving your photographs of what you have been up to so please remember to keep sending them in. It is great to see you completing the challenges and bingo board: Merryn’s rockcakes looked delicious; Tia’s Viking cover is excellent; Well done to Jamie for getting the whole family in on his rocket investigation; Jake’s straw rocket investigation looked very impressive and well done to Fyn, Laura and Marcus for their fantastic Viking Ships. You are able to view these photos on our class page so please remember to take a look at what your friends have been up to! We would love to hear your final story that you are working on Sophie!

Our TTRockstars Stars of the Week this week are; Millie, Jake, Daisy and Henry.  Well done to you all. Well done to all of you who have completed all of your Big Maths challenges this week: Will, Maia, Merryn, Liam, Zack, Henry, Jake and Harvey.  Super effort with some great scores too!  

It has been fantastic to begin receiving some of your Staircase stories. However, please do not worry if you have not completed one or have not sent it across to us, since we will be giving more guidance in helping you to complete this task after Easter. 

Ideas to keep you busy over Easter…

  • How are you all getting on with your daily exercise? It would be lovely to hear about how you have all been keeping fit and healthy! Jon (as in Tennis Jon) has set up his own You Tube channel, where he has recorded videos demonstrating a ‘Trick of the Day’ for you to have a go at at home. Please see the link below or type ‘Woodbridge Tennis Club’ into You Tube. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEvy0qgatWY

  • Try making and sending an Easter Card
  • How about setting up an Easter Trail of Hunt around your house or in your garden?  Perhaps you could write your clues in riddles (the Vikings loved riddles!)

We will be looking to set new learning via Google Classroom, after the Easter Holidays.  Look out for an email (via your school email address) inviting you to join our ‘Year 6 classroom’.  If you are unsure of your email and/or login, don’t worry, we will be in touch to let you know how you can login.

We hope you have a lovely Easter and we will be in touch again after the holidays on Tuesday 21st April.  

Mrs Murton and Miss Crossley 

w/c 30th March

Good morning you lovely lot.  Welcome to week two…

We hope that you are all adjusting well to being at home.  It’s quite strange isn’t it but we hope that you are managing to have some fun as well.  Staying well is the most important thing at the moment both physically and mentally.  

Thanks for sending your messages as to what you have been up to.  If you haven’t already had a look, Dan and Edie’s photos on the website are great. Thanks for sending them in. A big well done to those of you who have been into school – Mrs Watson Brown tells us that you have been working hard. Pond dipping sounds great fun.

Well done to all of you who have managed to log on to TTRock Stars this week – Millie, Daisy, Joe and Sophie May are our stars this week for having the highest daily average active time working on their tables.  It could be you next week! (This week, I discovered how to find out how much time you are all spending working on your times tables – I’ve never had time to look before!!)

The packs and ideas we have sent out are intended to be helpful to you and your family.  They are definitely not meant to cause you stress and worry. They will help to keep your learning ticking over and keep you busy.  

We have set you up an account so that you can access the Big Maths resources online. You will now be able to complete your SAFE, CLIC and Learn It challenges from home. To log in you will need the following information: our school pin (0026); your username (your first name followed by the first three letters of your last name); and your password (the words Year 6 followed by your initials). See the example below:

School pin: 0026

Username: LizMur

Password: Year6LM

If you have ‘graduated’ from either the CLIC or SAFE challenges you will still be able to access the highest level, which will keep those skills fresh in your minds.

If you can, we would like you to continue to complete some daily reading, maths and writing. If you’d like an extra challenge then take a look at the Straw Rocket Science investigation (some of you will have brothers and sisters who will have had a go at it when they were in year 6).  We’d love to hear how it goes. 

Another challenge might be to begin completing some tasks on our class Bingo Board. Have you managed to complete anything already? Perhaps this week would be a good time to keep in contact with friends and relatives by sending them a letter. 

Above all – exercise, sleep well, eat well, read, talk, relax and look after each other…

Take care 

Miss Crossley & Mrs Murton  ☺

w/c 23rd March
Good Morning to you all.
I’ve just had a go at Joe Wick’s “PE with Joe” along with my children… Did you give it a go?  If not tune in tomorrow at 9am.  I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and were able to enjoy the sunshine.
Now is a good time to delve into your packs and begin your home learning.  Start off by setting yourself a schedule.  Think about what we normally do in school… start with some TTRocks Stars.  Mrs Murton and Mrs Tomlinson have made a video (see below) with some more guidance as to how to get started with your pack.
Take care you lovely lot
Miss Crossley ☺

Mrs Murton wanted to say in the video (but forgot) that the staff will help you complete your learning packs in school (if possible).

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