RIDGEWAY Primary School

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Year 6 - The Digital Dynamos


Mr Thornton - tthornton@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk n>

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Home Learning from 17th September

Another knock out week from the Digital Dynamos, learning about Islam, Viking invasions, place values and life.  Poetry all finished and written out in best, biography next two weeks.

Thank you for the renewed focus on home learning, most kids have completed their tasks to a high standard, over 120 uploads to Seesaw, so ta very much, enjoyed most, if not all of them!

This week:

Spelling - plurals, first of two, so too tricky to do ants and syns so instead a very, very short sentence in context please: boxes - my attic is full of cardboard boxes.  15/23 all correct or just one mistake this Friday's test - so no extra play. However, 20 out of 24 next week and it will be an extra play.

Weekly Maths Skills 2 - photocopier busted all week so unable to complete in school time, so a fresh approach.  Complete first individually, then mark together, and concentrate on one or two to get right for next time.

Read2Camera was fun for me this week, remember, no more than 2 minutes including short pre-amble, and only once please.

Read Theory: was a little shocked that some children not reached triple figures yet, would have expected all Y5/6 kids to be on at least 100+, so please encourage a little more a little more often: at least 2 x 2 each week - thank you.

Have a lovely weekend, lots to look forward to, even if it is a big lie in.

 Angles Check 2 Answers.pdfDownload
 Angles Check 2.pdfDownload
 Saxons Check 2 Answers.pdfDownload
 Saxons Check 2.pdfDownload
 spellings week 2 plurals 1.pdfDownload
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HOme Learning from the 10th Sept

NOw then now then, nothing to work up a sweat about, but we should start as we mean to go on.  So please find the following Home Learning tasks below a pleasure.  Seesaw codes should have come home Friday, so uploads to the site now available, but bear with, as I am not as gifted on Seesaw as other teachers, but am trying, very trying.

Saxons sheet (says 'Angles' at the top but is Saxons) already completed and marked and fed back in class, and I do not expect all answers correct, always a work in progress.   (Angles sheet available for a few volunteers who preferred to build up to Saxons over the first half term)

Spelling sheet is not necessarily to fill in and complete, or one could do, or do it a very different way, but at least know what each of your 10, 15 or 20 words mean, and for many of them, a synonym and / or antonym.  Spelling test every Friday.

Some Dynamos need to brush up on their XTables ahead of a fun 1: 1 with me - same code as last year.

Read Theory, also same code as last year, and 2 lots of 2 texts would be plenty per week.

One , no more than 1 minute read to camera on Seesaw plenty,  plus a bit of introduction about the book being read, or the plot or character devices so far, plus a little chat - no more than 2 minutes total please.

And what a terrific first week back, a pleasure to teach so far during our honeymoon period; I hope this is reciprocated.  

 1 root words spellings.pdfDownload
 Angles Check 1.pdfDownload
 Saxons Check 1.pdfDownload
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 Angles Check 1 Answers.pdfDownload
 Saxons Check 1 Answers.pdfDownload
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Good day Dynamos, and how the heck are you?  Fully sated after a fully refreshing Summer? Raring to go? Mmm, me too! Nothing better than the smell of chalk and adrenalin in a morning, make us all feel alive.  (wrote this a while ago but had issues with posting!) Some house keeping details ready for the big return to the big boy and big girl class:

Bring your brain.  Bring your positive, cheery attitude.  Stationary and books will be supplied.

PE in school day - Tuesday; PE swimming day - Friday (from the 17th - details to follow)

Miss Atkin covering PPA Wednesday PM - French and (Saunders) RE - often handwriting as well


Our first topic shall be: Saxons vs Vikings from end of Romans CE409 right up to 1066 and all that.

English - writing - we shall be looking at Personification Poetry; Biographies; Short Adventure stories;

             - reading - Anglo-Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman

Maths - place value followed by 4 operations/calculations

PE - cricket - whilst the weather is so nice; plus swimming

Art - linked to Anglo-Saxon chronicles

Music - Happy by Pharrell Williams

Home Learning

Each Friday home learning will be posted on the website and / or Seesaw, usually:

   maths weekly skills;   spellings to learn for a formal test on Fridays (differentiated by number of spellings);   reading to camera on Seesaw;   Read Theory - 2 lots of 2 texts;   

         Times Table Rockstars if still not learnt off-by-heart;   plus other bits and bobs now and then to aid lessons and tailored to individuals;