Year 6 – Class of 2020

Poem for Year 6 children – class of 2020 🤗 🌈

Today is the day that SATs would have started,
The classroom set up and the tables parted,
The rules on the board, the display walls all covered,
Your workbooks away, out of sight in the cupboard,
Instead you are home, you’re doing your bit,
Protecting your families from getting sick,
It’s important right now, we’re in lockdown you see,
Being apart of world history,
You’ve all worked so hard, you should be so proud,
You’ve practised your SPAG and times tables out loud,
You’ve learnt algebra to the Nth degree,
And now the tests, they will no longer be,
Some may be sad that they can’t take the tests,
“Hip hip hooray,” I’ve no doubt said the rest,
Whilst the tests are on hold and you stay home this term,
Remember that tests can’t measure everything you learn,
And I don’t need SATs results to tell me,
How hard you have worked, it’s easy to see,
‘Lockdown’ Year 6, let me shout it out loud,
You’ve made all your teachers so very proud,
So please continue to learn, fill that brain up full,
And remember, we think you’re all wonderful! 💕

Government News

An email to all parents/carers has been sent this morning at 9am regarding the announcement last night…

For now, we keep safe and we carry on blogging! I will update further in my weekly letter this Friday.

Stay safe.

Mrs Guest

#Online Safety At Home

Child online safety during lockdown: where to report

With children spending more time on the internet during lockdown, it’s more important than ever for parents and carers and their children to know the best reporting and support routes, should they be worried about something online.

The new ParentInfo article from CEOP signposts to reporting, advice and support services available for children and their families.

Managing mental health and wellbeing: advice for families

Two new Parent Info articles explore how parents and carers can support their child’s mental health, and highlight things they can do to manage the wellbeing challenges of family life under lockdown:

Department for Education Survey

A survey from the Department for Education closes at 9am tomorrow morning. It has not been well publicised or promoted: most schools had no idea it was happening. However, they say the results will be shared with politicians this week to inform decisions about schools reopening. Thoughts? Please make sure your voices are heard:

https://r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/1114x93a-984mj1a3

Mrs Guest

Resilience challenge.

Hello Lostock!

I hope you have all been enjoying the lovely weather we have been having while staying at home.

I have set you all a short writing challenge on Purple Mash around the theme of resilience

Resilience means that you never give up and that even when things are difficult or hard you keep going and know that things will get better again.

I want you to think of your favourite story or a movie about a character that has shown great resilience. Characters like Harry Potter, Anna from frozen, Rey from Star Wars are all great examples of how to be resilient as they never give up even though they experience a lot of difficult situations.

There are loads more different movies or stories where the main character overcomes a problem even when it is really hard or you might be able to think of a book you have read.

It is good for us to remember to think about being resilient when we have problems or find something hard in our own lives. It’s important to know that things will get easier again and good times will return.

If you log on to https://www.purplemash.com/sch/lostockbl6 I have set you a ToDo which involves drawing a picture and typing some writing underneath. 

In the picture you can use clip art and the drawing tools to create a scene from your movie or story which has a character that shows great resilience.

Underneath write a short paragraph explaining how your character showed amazing resilience  in the story.

Include in your writing:

1.Details about the problems they had

2.How the character overcame the problems or difficulties

3.How everything worked out in the end or got better

4.How you could be more like them in your life

Use the words or phrases below.

resilience                       didn’t give up                              perservered                                       overcame problems                   things were difficult                       kept going

Here is one I have completed to give you an idea what your published work could look like. I am going to print your writing out and put them on display in the corridor so make sure your sentences start with a capital letter and end in a full stop and your work is your best. Also make sure your spelling is accurate and especially the suggested words above.

PLEASE SAVE YOUR WORK IN YOUR FOLDER BEFORE YOU LEAVE PURPLE MASH!

I am looking forward to seeing all your amazing published work about resilience.

Thank you and stay safe.

Mr Kelly