We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a socially distant Year 6 Leavers’ Ceremony on Thursday 16th July at 10am in the school playground.
Year 6 pupils can attend the event with two members from their household and should arrive between 9.15am and 9.45am through the Junior Gate. On entering the gates, families will need to queue before being shown to their seats by a member of staff. The ceremony will begin at 10am.
After the ceremony (approximately 10.45am), parents will leave and Y6 pupils will remain for pizza (provided by the school) and shirt signing (pupils should bring a white shirt, school will provide a pen for each child).
Parents must collect their child from the Junior Gate at 12.30pm or give permission via email for their child to walk home alone. Pupils can bring a water bottle and a white shirt and should be wearing full school uniform.
A member of staff will be in touch next week to confirm your attendance (alternatively please reply to this email). This event is dependent on good weather but we will inform you of any changes in advance.
Please find below some answers to any questions you may have.
We hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you!
The TB Team
Questions you may have:
What should the children wear? Full uniform please.
What should the children bring? A water bottle and a plain white t-shirt/shirt for signing. School will provide each child with a pen for shirt signing.
What time does it start? The junior gates will open at 9.15am and close before the event starts at 10am.
Can I sit anywhere? No, there will be allocated seating and families will be shown to their seats by a member of staff. Please do not move chairs as they will be set out according to social distancing guidelines.
Can parents stay for pizza? No, parents must leave their children on the playground with school staff after the ceremony and collect them at 12.30pm.
What time should I collect my child? Children must be collected by 12.30pm. If you would like your child to walk home alone then you must email us to provide permission.
Can I bring more than 2 guests? Each child can bring 2 guests only. This is because of available space and the number of chairs we have. Please do not bring more people as we cannot accommodate them.
Will there be toilets available? Year 6 pupils will be able to use the toilets however must ask an adult first so that we can direct them to the correct one. We cannot allow parents inside the building so toilets will not be in use for parents and carers.
Is it compulsory? It is entirely up to families to decide whether to attend however we strongly recommend that every Y6 child attends. We would love to see all of the children before they move to secondary school and believe that it is good for them to say goodbye to each other and their teachers.
What social distancing measures will be put into place? We will ensure that seats are laid out in a way that adheres to social distancing guidelines with chairs in family bubbles. There will be a seating plan and families will queue in the playground before being taken to their seats by a member of staff. For shirt signing, we will lay the t-shirts out and invite children 1 by 1 to come up and sign the shirts with their own pen (provided by us).
Is it safe to come? We have done our very best to minimise the risk to families and children but there will always be a small chance of the virus spreading. Families should follow guidance from staff when on site and maintain social distance from other families at all times.
Write a diary entry from the perspective of someone arriving in Great Britain from the Caribbean.
Task 4 – Writing
Complete some more research on the Windrush generation and create a presentation of that information. You could create a powerpoint, a non-chronological report or some short video clips explaining what you’ve learnt!
This week’s activity – Converting units of time
Whose Birthday is it?
Five friends were all born in the same year. Read the clues to work out the month and day of the week that each person was born.
Read the clues and record your answers onto the table.
Click on the links below to complete additional tasks linked to this week’s objective.
Welcome to the Year 6 blog space. The Year 6 team will be updating this space with learning activities for your child to complete while they are learning at home. As part of the home learning programme, we expect children to complete:
Mathletics & Bug Club daily
Blog activities posted weekly on a Tuesday
Year 6 activity pack
Any additional activities
1. Mathletics & Bug Club
Mr Hodges and Ms Dankwa will be checking that Mathletics and Bug Club activities are being completed daily. We will be assigning tasks daily and checking the leader boards. People who are completing tasks daily will be nominated for achievement awards on Friday.
2. Blog activities posted weekly
Every Tuesday, we will be posting new activities for you to complete. These will include Reading, Writing, Maths, Science and P4C activities. Each of these should be completed over the course of the week.
3. Year 6 activity pack
Before school closed, each child was given a pack with a range of tasks to be completed. Children can select tasks from this pack that they can complete daily.
4. Any additional activities
At Thomas Buxton, we always encourage our students to go the extra mile. We would like to see the creative ways that you are passing the time to our email address below.
We expect all children to be learning on a daily basis. The Year 6 teachers have designed these activities in order for children to meet these expectations.Mr Hodges and Ms Dankwa will be checking all platforms on a daily basis. It is important that your child maintains an education during these uncertain times and we will do what we can to support you.
Every week, 2 children from the year group will be selected to receive an achievement award.This award will go to those who have performed exceptionally well over the week.Share the work that your children have produced with us by email. This can be stories, drawings, craft projects, cooking tasks, science experiments, maths activities etc. to the email below. You may see your work in the Our Work section.
You can still communicate with us via email on your child’s behalf:
1) In which year was George Washington Carver born? 2) Who raised George? 3) Which vital skills did they teach him? 4) What was George’s nickname as a child? 5) Why was he rejected from Highland College in Kansas? 6) Use the Explain (effect detector) card and answer the questions at the top.
Task 3 – Writing task
Can you draw the life cycle of a flower? Your poster should include:
The life cycle of a plant
Label a diagram of a plant
Explain what each part of the flower does
Explain how plants affect people
You can draw your information leaflet or design it using powerpoint or word.
Task 4 – Poetry task
Create a shape poem!
A shape poem is written in the form of the subject. Have a look at the examples below.
For ideas and guidance to create your own shape poem, click here.
This week’s maths tasks are linked to converting measurements!
Which unit of measure would you use to measure an ant?
km. m. cm. mm
Discuss in the comments below.
Draw the diagram below and filling the gaps to show the calculations for each conversion.
You can find help videos and tasks on the links below.
As you know we’re in the midst of global
pandemic but that doesn’t mean we can’t have our Sports’ Day. I have put together some fun activities you
can do at home, in your local area with family or in school with your teachers.
There are 12 challenges to attempt
A bit like Bingo, as well as the points you
will gain for your challenges, you will also gain extra points for completing 1
full row of activities (single line), 2 full rows of activities (double line)
and all the activities (FULL HOUSE)
Very little equipment is needed for the
You can complete them in any order you like
The main thing is to keep fit and have a good
old laugh whilst doing it
Points are awarded as stated on the challenges
10 extra points are awarded for completing a single
25 extra points are awarded for completing a double
50 extra points are awarded for completing a FULL
Please make sure you warm up before completing
the challenges that you need to be physically active for
If completing any challenges outside, make sure
you follow the social distancing rules
Make sure the space you are completing the
challenges in, is appropriate and safe
Any evidence you take in the
form of photos or videos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with Mrs Milne or Sports Day
as the subject.