During this period of lock down, all children in Years 5 and 6 will now be able to access the Burnet News Club Hub. This is a safe, fully-moderated learning space where children can engage with others around the country. Right now, students can take two new quizzes, read answers from NHS experts, try activities from Sessions 1-6 on this term's issue: 'The Future of Healthcare,' watch video diaries from the BNC team, share their lock-down experiences and more. To gain access to the resources on the site, your child will need a username and login. If you would like your child to have the opportunity to engage with the hub, please email the UKS2 email address to request a login.
Messages from your teachers
Hello to everyone, we hope that you are all still managing to cope with the current situation and that this message finds you all safe and well. It seems like such a long time since we all have been together and I am sure you are, like all of us teachers, really missing being at school. We would like to say a really big well done for continuing with your home learning, us teachers are regularly checking Accelerated Reader, TTrockstars and Numbots and we can see the excellent work that is being completed – keep it up! You should have all received by now, your login for Sumdog and you will have noticed that, this week we have set Maths home-learning on it for the Year 6’s, perhaps those of you that complete this, could contact us via the Upper Key Stage 2 email and let us know what you think about it. We are going to be setting Spag work via Sumdog too so watch this space! Remember to keep up with your Accelerated Reader we will be sending you details of a challenge we will be setting the whole phase so keep going! For those of you that have been keeping an eye on the birdbox, you will know that the birds have now laid their eggs and are waiting for them to hatch – it’s a great way to keep up to date with nature and it will be lovely to watch as the chicks hatch and grow. We hope that you have all been managing to keep fit during lock down and enjoying taking part in Joe Wick’s daily work out. I have been doing a daily HIT workout with my daughter since we have been off, I really don’t enjoy it much whilst I am doing it but I am always glad that I have done it afterwards, and I know that it is important to keep myself active. I hope you have been managing to do the same too. I have also been keeping up with my skipping! – so I hope it won’t be too long before I can show off to you all how good I have become (not)!!!
I hope that you have all have enjoyed staring to learn about WW2, which is the topic for Terms 5 and 6. You will see that this week’s topic learning is all about Evacuation and how this affected the children in towns and cities at the beginning of the war. Each week we will aim to cover a different aspect of the war which we hope you will find interesting.
We all hope that it will not be too long before we get to see each other again, in the meantime keep doing your home learning. Remember that you can contact any of us via the Upper Key Stage 2 email, we would love to hear from you, you can also send us pictures and videos to upload on to the website or you can Tweet us. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care and keep safe.
Warm regards from us all,
Upper Key Stage 2 Leader
Year 6 Teacher
Listen to Miss Hofer reading 'The Girl in the Graveyard' from Michael Dahl's Really Scary Stories: The Girl in the Graveyard and Other Scary Tales. If you enjoy read this story, and the other stories in this collection, you can find it on MyOn. .
To help your family stay regularly active, you might like to enter a virtual event, The Hurricane 80k Virtual Challenge. The event officially opens today, 21st April, and you have 80 days to complete your 80k. You can walk, jog, run or cycle - or swim if you've got your own pool! The event has been created to commemorate 80 years since the Battle of Britain took place in our skies, and so links with our World War Two topic this term and next. There is an entry fee, all proceeds go towards the RAF Museum. It's half price for Forces Families, and you'll get a commemorative medal at the end.
Follow this link for further information - approx 300 places left.
Well done to everyone who has taken part so far in the Joe Wicks workouts! Since the start of lockdown, we have helped raise £344,000 for the NHS. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations from us all to Hannah, who has been crowned Medway Primary Schools Cross Country champion, following a series of races held between October 2019 and March 2020. Truly inspirational throughout the season, you ran with resilience and determination, always giving your best and yet always cheering on the rest of your team after you'd crossed the finish line. Well done! We are very proud of you.
Remember it's Fancy Dress Friday with Joe Wicks on Day 10, at 9am tomorrow. Send us your pics, we'd love to try to guess who's who!
All this week’s Joe Wicks workouts can be accessed via his Body Coach TV website.
Follow this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
I’ve really enjoyed doing his workouts first thing each morning; it’s definitely made me feel more positive and focused during the day.
How about you? I’d love to hear what you think.
Email me your thoughts at our email address email@example.com
If you haven’t done any yet, don’t worry - you can try one of them over the weekend.
You can access all five workouts at the website above.
Watch Friday’s session if you want the chance to create one of the live workouts yourself!
His PE sessions start again on Monday at 9am.
You’ll be training with people all over the world!
Joe Wicks has said that he will donate the profits from his YouTube PE sessions to the NHS. Read all about it in this article https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/mar/28/joe-wicks-body-coach-tv-pe-youtube-nhs-covid-19-lockdown
Remember - Keep active, stay safe
You’re allowed to go outside once a day with members of your household for exercise.
I’ve been out running in the sunshine; Mrs Tindall’s been doing circuits with her family!
Let us know what you’re up to.
Year 6 Teacher
MFL and PE Leader