Mrs Willans & Mrs Cornwell
Home Learning - January 2021
As you are aware Benyon Primary School will be closed to all but critical worker children, and so the majority of children will not return to school on Tuesday 5th January 2021, but instead participate in online learning as directed by the Government.
Staff have been busy in school preparing for live lessons that will begin on Tuesday 5th January, alongside other home learning, using the platforms that the children are familiar with (Logins for these can be found in your children’s reading record book). The children will have access to three live lessons a day which have been timetabled for different year groups, so that siblings will not need to access lessons at the same time. Registers will be completed at each of these live lessons, so it is important that your child logs on to Teams at the specified time.
There will be tasks set on Teams via Assignments that your child will be able to complete electronically or print and photograph to upload. Additional tasks will be set on Purple Mash, Reading Pro, Spelling Shed and other platforms appropriate to your child’s age. The completion of all activities set will be monitored, and we are hoping for high levels of engagement, so that your child can pick up their learning quickly on returning to school.
Please use the online chat facility to make the class teacher aware of any difficulties you have with accessing any of the live lessons, or online learning tasks, so they can be resolved as quickly as possible.
Don’t forget that we also communicate through Twitter @BenyonPS and @BenyonPE. We will also be using this App to set additional challenges for the children, so don’t forget to sign up and follow us.
Also download the MyHappymind App which has some useful activities to support your child’s wellbeing. Your child’s class teacher will be directing you to some of these.
January Home Learning Timetable
Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 is an exciting and challenging year at Benyon Primary School as we encourage the children to be more responsible and independent in their learning. This year is important in beginning to prepare the children for the transition to secondary school. There is a focus on team building and working co-operatively with their class members. We use investigations and problem-solving tasks to ensure the children become critical thinkers. We strongly believe that these skills are vitally important in helping pupils become ready for secondary education and beyond.
Meet the Teacher
Click here to watch a short video giving additional information about what to expect in Year 6. This is in place of the 'Meet the Teacher' sessions which parents are usually invited in for.
We will continue to set homework on PurpleMash this year. Tasks will be set on a Friday with a deadline of the following Wednesday. You can expect to find a Reading task (with related questions), a Mathematics task, weekly spellings and weekly times-tables. Sometimes, a task relating to the topics being covered in the foundation subjects will also be set. All tasks can be accessed by clicking the 'alerts' button at the top of the page.
Learn your times tables whilst having fun!
Weekly homework - Reading, Mathematics, GPS, Times-Tables and Topic work.
Log into ReadingPro to access a range of reading and comprehension books and activities, which are set at your child's reading ability
This is an exciting spelling and maths resource for the children to explore and practice weekly spellings.
Visit Oak Academy's on-line classroom for a range of free virtual lessons.
A great website which children can use to deepen their understanding of a topic even further.
Secondary School Admissions