Category Archives: P6F-Blog

Learning Together at Home 30.3.20

Welcome to a new week of Learning at Home for P6F!

Just a reminder that BLOG POSTS go live on the school website at noon (12.00 lunchtime) each day and that these tasks are to be spread over that afternoon and if necessary the next morning. Pace yourself with the tasks and remember there is also Newsround to watch if you like. Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Riddle – I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but come alive with wind. What am I? ANSWER TOMORROW

NEWSROUND

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Literacy

Spelling

A new set of spelling words together with a task for today. These words are saved on Microsoft Teams and are below also. What do you think is the spelling rule?

rogue                                                  vaguely                                      disguise

vogue                                                  plague                                       beguile

guest                                                   guarantee                                   guillotine

guard                                                  guardian                                     guise

guilty                                                  guessing                                     languor

guide                                                   guitar                                        roguish

Spelling words and task

Writing

Synonyms – complete the task based on synonyms in your Literacy jotter. Do you already know that a synonym is? What is the opposite of a synonym?

Synonyms

Numeracy

Number

This week we will practise the 5 and 6 times tables. Write these out in the correct order and then challenge yourself to write them out in a muddled order.

Angles

Can you classify these different angles? Refer back to your poster from last Monday to help you! ANSWERS to follow tomorrow.

Classify angles

Handwriting

Using your most fabulous cursive handwriting practise writing out the words in the document below (also saved on Teams).

Handwriting Monday

 

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 27.3.20

Happy Friday folks!

Just a reminder that BLOG POSTS go live on the school website at noon (12.00 lunchtime) each day and that these tasks are to be spread over that afternoon and if necessary the next morning. Pace yourself with the tasks and remember there is also Newsround to watch if you like. Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Riddle – What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month? Answer on the blog tomorrow! Answer = the letter R

NEWSROUND

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Literacy

Spelling

Ask someone at home to test you on your words . . e-mail me with your score if you can.

Writing

Design a Superhero . . .how many interesting adjectives can you use? Be as imaginative as you can! Use the worksheet below OR design a sheet of your own to display your Superhero.

Create a Superhero Worksheet

Numeracy

Number

Thursday Division challenge

Here are the answers to yesterday’s division challenge.

Thursday Division challenge ANSWERS

Roman Numeral Challenge

How well do you know your Roman Numerals? In the attached document there is a sheet to help you with all the numerals and their values.

Roman Numerals Quiz

Science

Using the symbols in the image above (this will also be saved in Files within Microsoft Teams if it does not show above) can you draw a diagram of the circuit you created with Mrs Ritchie?

Your circuit should include a bulb and as an extra challenge can you add the buzzer in to your drawing also?

circuit

Well done on your first week of Learning at Home! It has been lovely hearing from you all . . keep messaging and I will try my best to reply.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 26.3.20

Happy Thursday everyone!

Just a reminder that BLOG POSTS go live on the school website at noon (12.00 lunchtime) each day and that these tasks are to be spread over that afternoon and if necessary the next morning. Pace yourself with the tasks and remember there is also Newsround to watch if you like. Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Riddle – What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month? Answer on the blog tomorrow!

NEWSROUND

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Literacy

Spelling

Choose two tasks from the spelling grid.

(link below and saved on Microsoft Teams).

We have used this a number of times in class so should be familiar to all.

Spelling-Matrix

Reading

Reading Comprehension – John Logie Baird.

Below is a link to a document with three different reading levels (*    **    ***)

Please choose which star level you think would best suit your reading (understanding) ability.

*=green option, **=amber option, ***=red option.

Read the text and decide how you can best learn this information. Is it through creating a poster, creating a set of 10 questions based on the information, constructing a mind map with all the information you can remember . . . ? Share ideas of HOW you are going to remember the key facts about John Logie Baird on Teams chat. I look forward to hearing all your ideas!

John Logie Baird information

Numeracy

Times tables 

Practise your 3 and 4 times tables on Hit the Button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Number

Division practise using the bus stop method. Choose the pages which best suit your ability. Green, Amber or Red.

The answers to these challenges will be on line tomorrow (Friday).

Thursday Division challenge

If you have mastered solving division in this way then create a PROVE IT sheet (in a jotter). Remember a PROVE IT sheet should have the following features . . .

EXAMPLES, EXPLANATION, QUIZ.

Science

Using the symbols in the image above (this will also be saved in Files within Microsoft Teams if it does not show above) can you draw a diagram of the circuit you created with Mrs Ritchie?

Your circuit should include a bulb and as an extra challenge can you add the buzzer in to your drawing also?

circuit

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 25.3.20

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Just a reminder that BLOG POSTS go live on the school website at noon (12.00 lunchtime) each day and that these tasks are to be spread over that afternoon and if necessary the next morning. Pace yourself with the tasks and remember there is also Newsround to watch if you like. Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Riddle – I have cities, but no houses, I have mountains, but no trees, I have water, but not fish. What am I?  ANSWER =     A MAP

NEWSROUND

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Literacy

Spelling

Spelling Scrabble – How much is each spelling word worth? Either use the following sheet to calculate the value of each spelling word in your list Spelling scrabble

OR

Challenge yourselves with larger numbers and give each letter of the alphabet a value in the hundreds (e.g. A=350, B=656 . . . )

Reading

Here are the answers to yesterday’s proof reading task –

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As today is Wednesday! It is Literature Circle day and so make sure you have completed a task based on the reading you have done since last Wednesday. You should all have your Literature Circle task booklet and reading book. If you have forgotten it, lost it, left it somewhere or if your dog has eaten it then please do not worry. Just use a different book.

I will put a link to the Literature Circle booklet we use here in case you have misplaced your copy. Then just do the task in your Literacy jotter if need be.

Literacy Circles task booklet with VCOP

Numeracy

Times tables 

Using the 3 and 4 times tables create a Snakes and Ladders board game. Before starting this do a rough plan/outline of what it will look like. Here is an example . . .

Image result for snakes and ladders board game times tables

If you have managed to create a Snakes and Ladders game then why not try sending a photo on Microsoft Teams chat. Would be wonderful to see what you created. Do NOT worry if you cannot do this.

Number

Here is a link to the answers for yesterday’s Division questions. How did you do? Anyone need more practise? Or have you aced it? I will leave up the video explanations links below.

Division ANSWERS

Short Division explanation        https://youtu.be/sEUYAoeu5-w

Long Division explanation         https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic-home/multiply-divide/mult-digit-div-2/v/level-4-division

Health and Wellbeing

It is important to take time for ourselves at the moment to relax and unwind. This can sometimes mean quiet time where we focus our minds on something. Have a look at this YouTube clip and see if you can follow the instructions and draw an ice cream cone. There are other videos to choose from also.

 

Ancient Greece

I am going to experiment with the Assignment function on Microsoft Teams so look out for an assignment appearing . . . Fingers crossed my IT skills are up to the challenge.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 24.3.20

Hello everyone!

Riddle – I have cities, but no houses, I have mountains, but no trees, I have water, but not fish. What am I?  POSSIBLE ANSWERS VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS. I will announce the answer tomorrow.

NEWSROUND

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Literacy

Spelling

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Create your own secret code and practise writing out your spelling words. If you like you can use the secret code above or make up your own one.

Reading

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Practise your proof reading skills. You have all been developing your skills in spotting missing punctuation and wrongly used words. Use your Literacy jotter for this.

Numeracy

Times tables 

Can you write the corresponding division sums for the 3 and 4 times table.

e.g.              3 x 2 = 6    6 ÷ 3 = 2

Number

Practise using the bus stop method of division. Answers will go on line on Wednesday.

Here are two links which demonstrate/remind you of the steps to use. The links with demonstrations are below and the document with three different options to choose from are in Microsoft Teams in the Numeracy folder.

Short Division explanation        https://youtu.be/sEUYAoeu5-w

Long Division explanation         https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic-home/multiply-divide/mult-digit-div-2/v/level-4-division

Angles

ANSWER for yesterday’s Angles task . . .

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RME

Choose one of the Moral Dilemma challenge cards and write a paragraph explaining what your reaction would be. What is your opinion and how would you respond in that given situation? Argue your case! These challenge cards are saved in Microsoft Teams in the RME folder.

Learning Together at Home – 23.3.20

Any resources mentioned below are saved in Microsoft Teams within the appropriate folder (Literacy, Numeracy, German. . .)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

(Joe Wicks daily workout at 9am)

Literacy

Spelling

MILD                                          HOT                                         SPICY

honest                                        hourly                                    honour

exhale                                        exhaust                                  exhibition

rhyme                                        rhubarb                                 rhombus

rhythm                                        ghostly                                 ghastly

ghoul                                         ghetto                                   aghast

vehicle                                       gherkin                                  rhinoceros

Choose one of the spelling lists and write each word out carefully in a sentence. Underline or highlight the word from above within the sentences.

Read your sentences and check for the non-negotiables like: accurate spelling, careful punctuation, connectives. . .

Writing

Last week a handful of us discussed writing a review on Holes (our class novel). Have a go at writing this now using the template provided on Microsoft Teams within the Literacy folder.

  • Use paragraphs to organise
  • All sentences should make sense and be fully punctuated
  • Give a reason for any opinion you give.

Numeracy

Times Tables

This week try to practise and perfect your 3 and 4 times tables. Each day I will suggest a task to help learn these times tables. Write them out and test yourself on them. A poster with all times tables are on Microsoft Teams within the Numeracy folder.

Angles

Create a poster showing the 4 different types of angles we have been discussing recently. See how many you remember and what their size should be. Tomorrow I will put up a diagram with the different angle names and their sizes so you can check what you have done.

German

Days of the week

Within the German folder on Microsoft Teams there are flash cards showing the days of the week in German.

Practise writing these out and ordering them.

Create your own set of flashcards for days of the week. Maybe you want to add drawings to each flashcard so you can remember what day it refers to.

Put them in the correct order and use LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK to practise spellings also.

 

P6F Reflective Friday 20.3.20

Please find attached our Reflective Friday for the current week and our spelling words below.
science
crescent
discipline
fascinate
scent
scissors
ascent (up)
descent
scientist
scenery

scenery
descent
science
scissors
muscle
conscience
fascination
ascend
scent
scientifically
scintillating
crescent

Numeracy

This week we started to learn about Angles. We learned the different names of them (acute, right angle, obtuse and reflex)

We also practised our multiplying skills using the chimney method.

There will be more learning about Angles and multiplication in the coming weeks. Demonstrations and explanations will be given.

Literacy

This week we practised our spelling rule (sc – silent c) using a number of different tasks. These will be set in the coming weeks using a new spelling rule.

We also began to write a review on the book Holes. This will be given as a task over the coming weeks as many will not have done this and no one will have finished.

German

This week we revised general greetings to one another as well as animal names in German. Can your child say hello and ask what your name is in German?

Learning Together at Home

There will be Learning posted on the Blog/Teams over the coming weeks. Please ask your child to make sure they can log on to Microsoft 365 from home. I have a copy of each child’s log in details should you require this. To obtain this please email the office and they will contact myself. I will be able to chat online on P6F teams chat with the children which should make us feel more connected and available. I am always here to help!

A big well done to all of P6F this week. You have shown resilience and maturity in what has been a very different week. I will miss you all and hope to see you sooner rather than later.

Stay safe!

Miss Fotheringham

P6F

Home Learning Help

In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the current advice is for schools, colleges and universities is to remain open, for the time being.

At present, schools will only close if they are specifically told so – for example, if a student or staff member contracts the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. This response differs to countries such as Ireland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Denmark, which all recently announced they would be temporarily shutting schools due to the virus outbreak.

However, due to the nature of this pandemic, we have learned that things can change very rapidly.In order to prepare parents and carers in the event of a school closure, here are some tips and online resources to support your child with their learning at home.

Which resources can I use to support my child at home?

Twinkl

Online educational publishers, Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. All you need to do is enter UKTWINKLHELPS to get started.

Twinkl also has a Parents Hub that has a number of different guides designed for parents to support them with different curricular areas.

Sumdog

Online learning platform, Sumdog, has a number of engaging and challenging maths and literacy games that your child can use to enhance their learning at home.

Children’s University of Manchester

For kids who love science, the Children’s University of Manchester website is an excellent interactive resource in which your child can browse a number of different science topics which have a quiz at the end of each unit.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is an excellent online resource that provides students help with revision and learning. Here you will find a number of free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject on every subject for students aged from three to 16 and over.

Activity Village

For those of you who enjoy making crafts with your child at home, Activity Village is a great resource for ideas and templates to develop creativity at home.

Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help children to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.

Monitor your child’s television, video game, and Internet use. Children on average spend far more time watching TV, playing video games and using the Internet than they do completing homework or other school-related activities.

Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can’t be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More important, it is the key to lifelong learning. Learn more in Fun Reading Tips and Activities and Fun and Effective Ways to Read with Children.

Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children’s school success. It’s through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well.

Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establish reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school, showing your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends.

Encourage active learning. Children need active learning as well as quiet learning such as reading and doing homework. Active learning involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring interests. Active learning also can take place when your child plays sports, spends time with friends, acts in a school play, plays a musical instrument or visits museums and bookstores.