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Year 6

Welcome to Mrs Crook’s Year 6 Class

During the school closure from Monday 23 March 2020, messages and/or work set by Mrs Crook will be posted here. Mrs Crook’s temporary e-mail address is y6@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 3.30pm). There will be skeleton cover in the school office for general enquiries during the school closure period.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Hi Guys,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Easter. I know that it is not the holiday that any of us expected or perhaps even wanted but it is vital that we all stay home and stay safe. You could use this time to think about what each of us could learn from this difficult situation and what goals or aims we might have for when we come through this. As you know I have an elderly mum and I’ve spoken to her everyday, on the phone, which isn’t something that I used to do but is definitely something that I will always now do.

I’ve not yet made my ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ recipe but I will be doing it tomorrow. We have far too many mushrooms in my house so my recipe will have to include those, I hope some of you have had fun creating your own recipes. As you will know there won’t be any daily tasks set for the time that we would have been off school but I’ve loved looking at all the work that you have done and enjoyed reading your messages (on the Easter Letter on Purple Mash). The daily tasks will start again on Monday 20th April and there will be an update on this page during that week as well.

Most importantly have fun with the people in your home, eat chocolate – but don’t make yourself feel sick – and take care and keep safe.

Wishing you and your families a peaceful, happy and holy Easter,

Mrs Crook

Monday 6 April 2020

Hi Guys,

I hope that you are all keeping safe in these most unusual times. I’ve really enjoyed looking at the work that you have been doing and I’ve seen some fantastic results with some quite tricky topics, this week. Some of you have even e-mailed pictures of the writing that you’ve been doing and I wanted to share this poem written by Max. Please keep up with your writing using the targets that I gave you such as: passive voice, modal verbs, informal and formal writing (dialogue is a great opportunity to use informal language).

Purple Mash have got back in touch with me to say that they are aware of some issues with their site and they are trying to fix them as quickly as possible so I will carry on setting the daily English tasks and I am able to see your great results even though the website tells you to ‘start’ once you’ve completed a task.

On a different note it is also worth remembering that learning doesn’t just need to come from books and online but can be done through practical tasks at home. Cooking involves so many areas of the curriculum – I would like to challenge you to a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ to see who can come up with the most ingenious way of using 4 or 5 ingredients to make a tasty snack or even a whole meal. I would love to see some of your finished results. The only rule is that you must eat what you have made! I’m going to have a go too and will share what I made next time.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Crook

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are staying safe and enjoying this beautiful spring weather. A few parents have been in touch about Purple Mash as even when you’ve completed the 2do it is still showing as a task that you need to do. Unfortunately Purple Mash isn’t running quite as expected but please be assured that I can see your completed work and your results however I can’t mark your work like I can on MyMaths. For the time being I will carry on setting daily English tasks and weekly topic tasks and will let you know on the class page of our school web site if anything changes.

Keep up the good work and stay safe.

Mrs Crook

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder that I am setting online tasks on MyMaths and PurpleMash each school day. Remember to click ‘checkout’ in MyMaths and click ‘hand it in’ in PurpleMash. It also worth remembering that MyMaths doesn’t have to be completed mentally, you can use your Maths Homework books to work out the answers to the questions.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Crook

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