Wow! What an amazing and inspirational couple of days working in partnership with SKIP 2B FIT.
All children in our school showed amazing resilience and growth mindset towards improving their own personal bests. We all really enjoyed the motivational competitions between staff and children. Mr Rickett and Mathias are currently our skipping champions – we are looking forward to see if anyone can beat their scores in the future.
Due Friday 2nd March – please email to MIss Snowdon directly or to the office at Countess Way.
We have been writing 500 words stories this week. They need to be finished for home learning by next Friday. These will need to be typed and emailed to school.
This writing is an assessment piece of writing so it is of the upmost importance that adults do not have involvement or help you, when you are writing this. The writing you finish will be going in your hot task writing folder towards your SATs writing evidence.
This writing must be in school by next Friday, otherwise it will not be able to count towards your writing evidence.
You will need:
The photocopy of your book, with your current draft (if you submitted your stories you are just doing the redrafting part of this task)
Finish your current story draft – type up if not already
Make sure you have DADWAVERS description throughout
mark using your Y6 ladder (Working towards, At, Greater depth)
6D have enjoyed taking part in a morning discussing relationships online and how interactions can effect the feelings of others.
They have taken part in positive dialogue, discussing different online situations, behaviours and relationships, suggesting very sensible and mature solutions and explanations. They are looking forward to recording their evidence of this learning on their realsmart online learning portfolios!
6D’s top tips for parents and children for having positive online relationships and using positive online behaviour:
People can interpret things differently. Be aware that a message/ post online that you think is funny, could be embarrassing or upsetting to others.
Never respond to a negative message or comment. Always tell an adult straight away.
Never talk to a person you have never met or is hiding their identity.
Something you post online (picture, video, comment, message) is there forever, once you have sent it. They can never be completely deleted. Never post anything that you will feel regretful about later.
Parents and adults should always know what their children are doing online (games, social media sites, friends, interactions). Even as we get older, we need to be supervised and checked on.
Always ask a person’s permission before sharing a picture of them online.
If you’re not sure that your post or message is ok, then it probably isn’t. Always get an adult’s opinion and consent.
If it doesn’t feel ok, then it is not. If you feel unhappy or uncomfortable, remove yourself and tell an adult.
We were so proud to award this amazing boy his Strong and Powerful pin! It was lovely to celebrate his achievements with his friends and family around him. A special congratulations, too, for being our only member to proudly wear pins from Foundation (pink) all the way to Year 6 (red)! This is the first time this has happened for me as a teacher of Brooklands Farm. A very special moment!
This week we have been concentrating on the inference skill in reading. For home learning please complete the questions, using the extract of The Jungle Book.
You should also complete the assigned tasks on mathletics, ensure that you are reading for at least 15 minutes every day and continue your close the gap spellings. Remember, that all tasks completed in school for self-study and at home should be recorded in your close the gap planner.
We have been introduced to a fun new website for spelling this week: spellingframe.co.uk
This website provides tests and practise games for all of the spellings rules for KS2 (from year 3 to year 6). Please do continue to use this at home but please make sure that you are practising the appropriate spelling rules. You could continue with our homophones spellings or do your own close the gap practise, using the gaps you have recorded for yourself in your planner. Try not to pick a rule at random and avoid spelling rules you are already a master of.
Thank you to everyone that came and supported our 24 runners on Saturday morning. It was such a fantastic sporting morning despite the rain and mud!! The children were amazing and represented Brooklands with true style and confidence. As individuals and as teams they did amazingly, with one of our Year 6 girls finishing 2nd out of around 150!!
Thank you again to everyone that helped and supported, especially our marshals!