Links to Y6 subject pages:
Year 6 Home Learning Parents' Page
By now I hope you have all found a routine that works for you as a family around you own work. If you need more structure to your day I would defiitely advise the Oak Academy materials as these are well structured and follow approaches we use in school. The BBC resources are also very good (but maybe a few more distracting elements to the webpages).
HOW BEST TO SUPPORT HOME LEARNING
Follow this guidance to create a positive learning environment at home
Be realistic about what you can do
- · You're not expected to become teachers and your children aren't expected to learn as they do in school. Simply providing your children with some structure at home will help them to adapt. Use the tips below to help you make this work for your household
- · Experiment in the first week, then take stock. What's working and what isn't? Ask your children, involve them too
- · Share the load if there are 2 parents at home. Split the day into 2-3 hour slots and take turns so you can do your own work
- · Take care of your own health and wellbeing. This will be new for your entire household, so give it time to settle. Take a look at the links at the end of this factsheet for some advice on mental health and wellbeing
Keep to a timetable wherever possible
- · Create and stick to a routine if you can. This is what children are used to. For example, eat breakfast at the same time and make sure they're dressed before starting the ‘school’ day – avoid staying in pyjamas!
- · Involve your children in setting the timetable where possible. It’s a great opportunity for them to manage their own time better and it’ll give them ownership
- · Check in with your children and try to keep to the timetable, but be flexible. If a task/activity is going well or they want more time, let it extend where possible
- · If you have more than 1 child at home, consider combining their timetables. For example, they might exercise and do maths together – see what works for your household
- · Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over
- · Stick the timetable up on the wall so everyone knows what they should be doing when, and tick activities off throughout the day
- · Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life
Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day
- · Start each morning with a PE lesson at 9am with Joe Wicks
- · If you have a garden, use it regularly. If you don’t, try to get out once a day as permitted by the government (households can be together outdoors but 2 metres apart from others)
- · Get your children to write in a diary what they did each day – this can be a clear sign that the ‘school’ day has ended
Other activities to keep children engaged throughout the day
- · Where you have more freedom in the timetable, make time for other activities. Add some creative time or watch a dance video from Go Noodle to get the heart-rate going
- · Get your children to write postcards to their grandparents or to pen pals or ask grandparents to listen to your children read on FaceTime (or ask grandparents to read to younger children)
- · Give them chores to do so they feel more responsible about the daily routine at home
- · Ask them to help you cook and bake
- · Accept that they'll probably watch more TV/spend time on their phone – that's ok but you might want to set/agree some screen time limits
Children can log in to Accelerated Reader at home using the following link (and your normal school username and password for accelerated reader) to record your reading and take a short quiz about the book.
Parents: You can use your home connect password to track your child's reading progress. You can see their scores, targets and word count.
I don't mind looking over work - just email it. Keep on top of handwriting and presentation as these things all help when they go to high school.
Watch out for punctuation in writing and that they explain answers clearly in English.
I shall put the answer sheets (where there is one) on this page for you so that you can check through or allow the children to check and mark their own work.
Power maths - Children have their independent practice books at home. To support their learning follow the link on the White Rose maths page to the Spring term section of the text book. Complete the activities of the corresponding lesson together first and then children should be able to move onto the practice books themselves.
The White Rose Team have also put together some maths lessons that will correspond to some of the pages in these independent maths books so you can watch these in conjunction with the books. Follow this link to see a range of 5 lessons on ratios. Aim for lesson 1 on Monday, lesson 2 on Tuesday etc. Watch the videos first and then have a go at the accompanying worksheets.
It maybe a struggle but practical science and DT are really great ways of learning and investigating and becomming independent.
I have attached some great ideas here that offer some fantastic oportunities for learning. Children could record their learning in their home learning books or they could take some pictures and create a powerpoint or word document to send to me and I will upload it on the web page.
Ideas in Home learning pack.
login: Olsw Password: Olsw3476
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR ACTIVITIES
Supporting websites to help with grammar:
Free home-learning packs:
In Twinkl’s case, they are offering a month of free “ultimate” membership to parents educating from home, which would allow you to download thousands of resources, ranging from handwriting, spelling, reading, maths, topic and much more - enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
These websites require you to register (for free) and provide free ebooks via their website or app.
Thanks very much