Welcome to Year 6
This week, Year 6 have been accessing learning at home and we have received fantastic pieces of work. We challenged them show as many random acts of kindness whilst at home and they got straight to it. They have supported their families, by washing the dinner plates to hoovering and writing letters to loved ones.
Balanced Argument - Do we need sports classes?
We put a debate topic to our Year 6 class: Should Holy Family continue to teach PE as part of the curriculum? Can you imagine their horror? A lot of thought has gone in to this and we received some brilliant balanced arguments to discuss this subject.
Caritas in Action
Focus: People Matter more than possessions
We listened to the story of 'The Son' as it was delivered by pupils from our Year 6 class. We had a great discussion which led to a debate as to whether we believe, "It is money that makes the world go round not people". Children participated and voiced their opinions following discussions with their debate team.
Visit from Father Frankie
Father Frankie visited our class today to welcome us back to Holy Family! We received a blessing wishing us to keep us safe and to have a wonderful final year of primary school.
Welcome Mass with the Bishop
We received a virtual 'welcome back to school' from the Bishop on our first week back and not to mention first week as Year 6! The children have settled back in to school really well and we've had a great start to the week.
Useful websites your child can access to support learning:
BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.
A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Science awards you can complete from home.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.
Educational online games
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Additional websites to aid learning and keep children entertained: