Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
19th June 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
You should have received an email or letter outlining the new home learning format.
In the section below, you will find the current home learning timetable that will be followed in school and at home. The timetable sets out lessons for each day, with where to find the links to planning on the school website, or a direct website link. The timetable, and the planning, will be updated every Friday evening, as parents/ carers may need to print off worksheets etc ready for Monday. The English planning is in a separate document. For maths we will use White Rose Maths. The videos are on their website. Click on the image below. The worksheets and answers can be downloaded from the section below.. For other subjects, we are going to use BBC Bitesize lessons. Please note that these may not be live until the day they’re meant to be completed on.
6B - Miss L. Bishop
6D - Mrs D. DeMott
6M - Ms L. Murphy
Maths and Computing - Mr Cannell
Mrs P. Brady, Mrs S. Kirby, Mrs C. Temple.
Father John has been a constant figure in the lives of the children as they have grown through school. He has recorded a special message for them.
We invited our Year 6 children to leavers' assemblies on the field, half a class at a time with only one parent/carer. Fortunately it didn't rain, but it was cold and there were lots of background noises - the wind, seagulls, lorries, buses, cars, diggers, helicopters, passers-by, hedge clippers and children playing.
Of the ones we recorded the clips here have the least background noise - but due to the wind, the quality isn't great, unfortunately.
Mrs Speed's Ode to Year 6 can be downloaded below.
Madame Edwards has sent a letter to Year 6 which can be downloaded below,
I want to share my favourite memory with you all from 2020, our French Assembly with The BBC,
(Février Deux Mille Vingt - February 2020). Always remember the good times Year 6 or as the French call them ‘des bons moments !’
Oh and just to give you a Madame Edwards laugh one last time, here is the funny video that we liked of the New York Taxi Driver counting to 100 in French! Click on the green button.
Keep Laughing Year 6,
Be Good (Soyez Sage!)
Dieu Bénisse – Godbless
Mme Edwards x
This PowerPoint and worksheet have been designed to help children learn about the feelings pupils face when moving to secondary school and ways of managing these feelings. They are provided by the PSHE Association.
You need to download the PowerPoint (pptx) and click through the slides. The Word document (docx) has a grid to fill in. If you can't open the PowerPoint or Word documents, use the PDF versions.
Scroll down for some Maths activities to practise using a calculator.
This work comes from the Come and See Religious Education programme which is taught in all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. We have given a general guide to the learning opportunities that your child may have come across in school and have only suggested and selected a small amount of the programme. The activities aim to keep Religious Education practical and fun. They are in Year groups however, there is no harm in completing other year group work as this will help your child to remember and strengthen their learning.
The first part of learning is called – EXPLORE. This shares your child’s everyday experiences and helps them to see how the Catholic faith is lived in their everyday lives. The second part, called – REVEAL shares bible stories that links to their everyday life.
Please note that the activities have been adapted as far as possible to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The Maths documents are the write on worksheets and answers for Summer Term - Week 12 - starting 13th July.
There are links to the videos in the first White Rose document below.
Friday's lesson is a challenge that can also be found on the White Rose website. Click on the White Rose image below.
Y6 Home School Learning Timetable WB 13th July 2020 (pdf)Download
5 and 6 BLM Planning (pdf)Download
Black Lives Matter QR books (pdf)Download
Year-6-Summer-Week-12 Video Links (pdf)Download
Y6 Wk12 Lesson 1 - Draw nets of 3D shapes (pdf)Download
Y6 Wk12 Lesson 2 - Circles (pdf)Download
Y6 Wk12 Lesson 3 - Read and interpret pie charts (pdf)Download
Y6 Wk12 Lesson 4 - The mean (pdf)Download
Y6 Wk12 Lesson 1 Answers - Draw nets of 3D shapes (pdf)Download
Y6 Wk12 Lesson 2 Answers - Circles (pdf)Download
Y6 Wk12 Lesson 3 Answers - Read and interpret pie charts (pdf)Download
Y6 Wk12 Lesson 4 Answers - The mean (pdf)Download
On Friday July 10th we are holding our annual 'Wear A Kit For Jack' fundraising day. We would like our children to wear a sports kit of their choice and post a picture to our Instagram page, back view or face obscured, with the tag line, 'I'm wearing my kit for Jack'.
Children who are coming to school should also come in a sports kit.
Please click on the image above to find out more about making a donation.
Thanking you in anticipation of your generosity.
Click on the image to find the daily video to go with the worksheets and answers that can be downloaded from the section above.
A regular daily learning routine will help your child to learn more effectively at home. We therefore recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute White Rose Maths session each day. How to use these lessons:
A group of meerkats lovingly tend to a beloved and unique fruit in the middle of the savannah. One day, their peaceful existence is disrupted by a vulture intent on stealing their pride and joy. Will the meerkats be able to get it back?
Watch the book 'Flotsam' illustrated by David Wiesner, published by Andersen Press.
The planning document above has the daily activity.
While collecting Flotsam - anything floating that has been washed ashore - a young boy stumbles across a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share... and to keep.
Please watch Fr John leading assembly on the feast day of our school patron saints - Peter and Paul.
Please click on the green button for more activities.
Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know. Mrs Speed's readings and messages for our patron saints' feast day. In school we would usually have a celebration Mass and some party activities, so if you are at home, please try to have a treat!
Login to Purple Mash by clicking on the image.
When you have logged in to Purple Mash, you can find the work that has been set for you by clicking on the red tick. This is your 2Dos list. Find a task, then click on Start.
To save, click on the purple square with three white lines and click Save. You can also save by clicking on the red square with the white arrow, then Save and Exit.
When you have finished go to 2Dos and click Hand In.
Also, your teachers have set up a Class Blog. You can find this by clicking on the green world (Sharing), then 'Shared Blogs'. Look for your class name. Reception has one blog for the whole year. To add a comment, click on the green square, with the white + sign. Write your comment, then press Save.
Your History work is about the Mayan civilisation and your Science is about Mary Anning.
Do you have a calculator (or mobile phone) in your house? If so, these activities are for you!
Click on the image above to find some fun activities to work on – there'll be nine in total. They all involve using a calculator (basic or scientific) to solve an interesting problem. The problems are designed to deepen your mathematical thinking skills in a fun way.
If you register, you can also download the 2019 activities and have the chance to win a calculator! Mr Cannell won a set of scientific calculators for the school last year.
There are guidance sheets to help parents and carers to use the activities with their children.
If you are going to buy a calculator for secondary school, Mr Cannell recommends either the Casio fx83-GTX or fx85-GTX, unless your new school recommends a different one.
These short videos are intended to provide primary school pupils with interactive lessons while they are at home. It is important that, within each batch, they are watched in the suggested order. Most lessons are 15 to 20 minutes long, each ending with suggested follow-up tasks. All lessons exemplify a small steps, Teaching for Mastery approach to Maths using materials that Mr Cannell helped to write. The current plan is for a new batch of five lessons to be added every week.
Click on the image to access the lessons.
How many 'Problems of the Day' can you solve? There are 20 sets altogether.
Scroll along further to find all of 2018 and 2019's problems of the day.
Watch the video lessons and then tackle the problems that have been built up in small steps.
Download the home learning packs which include English , Maths and SPaG (GPS).
Your Summer term English topic is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We'll be setting some activities for you.
Once your child has read or listened to the story (see below for free access on Audible); they will be ready to begin some activities.
Please pick from the variety of activity sheets provided but also feel free to allow your child to produce work in their own format and style.
We hope they enjoy their wizarding journey and remember….
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” (Professor Dumbledore)
Choose whether you wish to download the Word document or PDF version depending on your device at home.
Potion instructions writing frame (doc)Download
The Ordnance Survey has been producing maps for the UK since 1791 and have the most detailed maps. You may have seen one if you have been walking in the countryside, in the Lake District or Wales for example. On this site you can learn map skills, geography and much more.
Try downloading the booklets from the Ordnance Survey (OS). How many map symbols can you learn?
In the OS Map Reading from the Beginner to the Advanced Map Reader booklet, try to get to page 9.
If you can get to page 12, that would be brilliant.
How many towns, cities, counties and countries can you learn the locations of?
OS map-reading-made-easy (pdf)Download
OS guide-to-nationalgrid (pdf)Download
OS Map Reading from the Beginner to the Advanced Map Reader (pdf)Download
OS 25k-map-symbol-flashcards (pdf)Download
Here you can download some useful files including the 'Parental Agreement to Administer Medicines'. This is needed if you give us any medicine for your child to take while at Military School in the Lake District. You will need to print it out, fill it in and bring it to school before we leave for the residential.