Eagle Class

Eagle class email: eagleclass@molehillprimaryacademy.org.uk

Google classroom code:5vujuca

Eagle Newsletter – Term 2

 

This term Eagle class will be inquiring into our central idea and discovering how energy is used in every day lives.

Our central idea is:

Scientists may be finding new ways to transfer, transform and store energy.

The key concepts will be focus on are:

Function, Connection and Responsibility

Homework:  Maths, Spellings and Inquiry homework will be set on Google Classroom each Monday.

 

Artwork linked to our central idea looking at light energy by Kristelle Onweluzo
The lighthouse by Lily-Fae Jessop (Inquiring into Light – an artistic perspective)

 

Our inquiry will consider how energy can be used to create sustainable cities and communities across the world as outlined in the UN Sustainability goal 11.

 

 

Eagle Newsletter – Term 1

Welcome back children to your new Year 6 Eagle class!  Everyone has settled in really well and the children are already producing outstanding work for our Inquiry. This term, we will be beginning our Trans-disciplinary theme of Where We Are in Place and Time. The Central Idea is that: Human migration may be a response to challenge, risk and opportunities. The children will follow various lines of inquiry which will lead them to explore: reasons why people migrate; several migrations through history; the  cultures, beliefs and values of communities and future global migrations. The Inquiry will  develop the children’s socio-emotional, communication and literacy skills.   During the term we will be focusing on the Learner Profile attributes of being, Caring, Open minded and Knowledgeable  and we will be exploring and the Key Concepts of Causation, Change and Perception,which will drive the inquiry.  We encourage our children to develop the attribute of CARING by showing empathy, and understanding the feelings of others, respect themselves, others and the world around them, show tolerance by being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world, as well as being responsive to the needs of others.  

Homework: Maths, English and Inquiry homework will be set each Monday on Google classroom to be completed by the following Monday.

 

 

PE: Takes place on Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Hurley-Gale.

 

MyOn Parent Guide:http://www.renlearn.co.uk/parent-resources/ Molehill now have access to MyOn online which is a site that Molehill children can access to read books online and listen to in audio format.  Email have been sent out to students and below is a letter explaining how to access the site.  Please encourage your children to read from the site and develop their love of reading. There are book token to be won for children that are reading regularly. Parent guide to MyON For parents and children it is important to stay safe at this time when much of learning is taking place on line.  The following website has lots of useful information for parents and activities and game to do for children.  Please check it out and Stay Safe Online!   During the term Eagles will be linking their learning the to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  

We will also be reflecting on migration and the UN Charter on the Rights of Children.

 

Below is some of the Year 6’s artwork inspired by Banksy – the theme is the futility of war.  Children developed their artistic skills by exploring the use of tone in their sketches.  

 

As part of our Inquiry, the children have learned that there are PUSHES and PULLS that contribution to migrations of people.  The writing pieces below, reflects the PUSH of war and conflict and the consequences this has on migrations and the plight of refugees.  

 

Here is a useful guide for parents on how to access the online classroom and further down this homepage you will find a step-by-step film guide on how to access the Google Classroom.  This site has daily activities and children can speak to me via the email links for help.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys  

 

For Parents: The site below explains how maths in now taught at primary level.  This will help you support our child’s learning at home: https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning/?utm_campaign=19_03_2020_COVID-19_Parent_Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Pardot&utm_content=button

 

List of useful websites: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize https://whiterosemaths.com/ Body Coach Joe Wicks is also going to be hosting daily PE sessions for children through his YouTube channel. Here is a link so your children can take part and get a daily dose of exercise whilst they are home: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html Want a daily writing activity – check out Pobble365 which includes a picture and a writing prompt for every day. http://www.pobble365.com/ Here is also a general list of inquiry based activities the children could do whist they are learning from  home: extending-learning-at-home T4 Authors are also trying to support home learning so here is author Oliver Jeffers website and he will be reading stories daily to children: https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books Oxford Owl have a free eBook library for all children aged 3-11 years so the children can access reading books at home. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Collins are also providing lost of free resources to parents for home learning if you follow this link: https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home#Primary The Teachit Maths website is offering free access to its online maths resources which includes lots of interactive games and activities the children can use daily. https://www.teachitmaths.co.uk/ At school we follow White Rose Maths who are also providing home learning resources if you follow this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/