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Cedar

MRC TRANSITION DAY THURSDAY 14th JULY:

 

LIVE EVENTS – These will take place vis MS Teams and will be recorded to view later in the “chat” on Teams. I will also share these directly with schools once we have uploaded to our system.  

Please make sure you have your mic on mute unless asked to unmute by the teacher leading the meeting. If you have a question, please use the CHAT function and we will do our best to answer the questions. 

PLEASE NOTE: Mrs Dickens and Mr Edwards will not be taking questions tomorrow.

 

As these will be recorded, if making your children visible to us during these sessions, please make sure they have the correct permissions from parents. 

 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO – The link will take you to a YouTube video for the session, recorded at MRC by one of our teachers. There are pauses during the sessions for activities to be completed.  

 

If you’re not joining the sessions at the suggested times, please do email work or questions to the teachers. Some sessions have group work- if children are working at home for whatever reason, we hope parents will get involved. 

 

Emails for teachers: 

 

Mr Roberts: jordan.roberts@mrc-academy.org 

Mr Page: christopher.page@mrc-academy.org 

Ms Evans: madeline.hathaway@mrc-academy.org I will forward your emails. 

Mrs Williams: nicola.williams@mrc-academy.org For the summer library challenge 

 

 

 

Start 

End 

Activity 

Type of Activity 

Link to activity 

9:30 AM 

9:40AM 

Hello from Mrs Dickens 

LIVE EVENT ON MS TEAMS 

 

Welcome From Mrs Dickens 

9:40AM 

9:45AM 

Premiere of the MRC Transition Video 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO 

MRC Transition Day 2021 Film 

9:50 AM 

10:40 AM 

English with Ms Evans 

 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO 

English with Ms Evans 

10:40 AM 

10:50 AM 

MRC Library Challenge 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO 

MRC Library Challenge 

10:50 AM 

11:10 AM 

Break 

 

 

11:10 AM 

12:00PM 

Maths with Mr Roberts 

 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO 

Maths With Mr Roberts 

 

Link to daisy video https://youtu.be/uROmpv6_xdg

12:00PM 

12:10 PM 

Q & A WITH Mr Roberts 

 

LIVE EVENT ON MS TEAMS 

 

Maths Q and A with Mr Roberts 

12:10 PM 

1:00 PM 

Lunch 

 

 

1:00PM 

1:10PM 

Hello from Headboy and Headgirl 

 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO 

Hello form Headboy and Headgirl 

1:10 PM 

1:20PM 

Intro with Mr Page 

 

LIVE EVENT ON MS TEAMS 

 

Science Intro with Mr Page 

1:20 PM 

1:55 PM 

Science with Mr Page 

 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO 

Science with Mr Page 

1:55PM 

2:10PM 

Q & A WITH Mr Page 

 

LIVE EVENT ON MS TEAMS 

 

Science Q and A with Mr Page 

2:10 PM 

 

Hello from Mr Edwards 

LIVE EVENT ON MS TEAMS 

 

Hello From Mr Edwards 

 

 

Overview for Thursday's MRC Transition online meeting. 

Login details (Microsoft Teams) will be posted nearer the time:

 

Plans are coming together for next Thursday's Virtual Transition Day. It's a big experiment in using technology to connect with 198 children across 31 schools and make it as live as possible for as many as possible.

 

Our draft timeline/ plan is as below:

 

Each subject session will (hopefully , technology willing) be an hour long.

 

Live hello from subject teacher - 5mins

Recorded activity - 45 mins 

Live Q&A from subject teacher 10 mins 

 

Start 

End 

Activity 

9:30 AM 

9:45 AM 

Sign in and Live Hello from Mrs Dickens 

Premiere of the MRC Transition Video 

9:50 AM 

10:50 AM 

English with Miss Jones 

10:50 AM 

11:10 AM 

 Break 

11:10 AM 

12:10 PM 

Maths with Mr Roberts 

12:10 PM 

1:00 PM 

Lunch 

1:00PM 

1:10PM 

Live Hello from Sam and Grace, our head boy and head girl  

 

1:10 PM 

2:10 PM 

Science with Mr Page 

2:10 PM 

  

Live Hello from Mr Edwards  

See you In September Farewell 

 

 

We are looking to set up a Teams Meeting link for the day that all schools can join and leave for the "live" bits. Those who can't join live can do the recorded sessions by watching the video, at a time to suit and email teachers with questions and/or work they have done. All we ask is if you would like parents to do it at home, that you share the details with them.  Mrs Dickens, our head boy and head girl and Mr Edwards will also record messages for these children

Welcome to Cedar Class!

 

The Teacher in Cedar Class is:-   Mr Russell   

The Teaching Assistant in Cedar class is:- Mrs Strong

 

 

Welcome back to the summer term! I hope that we won't have any further disruptions this year and can look forward to a full and enjoyable few months. 

 

If you haven't seen my video on Class Dojo, our new text is 'The Boy who Harnessed the Wind' by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. 

 

Our Topic is 'The Earth Matters' and will focus on Climate Change, Physical and Human Geography, Trade links with Africa, including a debate on Foreign Aid, and opportunities for children to have a positive impact on recycling measures in their village. 

 

Please also note that new/updated Spelling Lists will go out at the beginning of term and will be found in your child's bookbag. 

Firstly, as requested by a few parents, I am posting up the general schedule of maths units and objectives for the forthcoming term. We won't necessarily stick strictly to the daily/weekly plan but the units and objectives will be covered across the term. As I mentioned to many of you, this term has its own unique difficulties as we are approaching the same period last year when many of the children were not in school and were not covering the curriculum. Some objectives may require us to go back before we can move forwards!

 

The following three documents give you an overview of the individual objectives (lessons) as well as example questions and guidance for teaching. They are designed primarily for teacher-use but may be of help for those of you who expressed a desire to help your children catch up with mathematics this term. 

 

The inclusion of the Spring objectives for Year 6 is due to the fact that we are still working on some of those units, namely 'Converting Units' and 'Ratio'. Given that SATs have been cancelled this year, there is additional time post-May to continue teaching new objectives. 

General Information for the Year 2020/21

Important events throughout the week are as follows:

 

1. The children need to wear their P.E. kits on a Monday and Tuesday. 

2. Reading Diaries will be checked on a Monday (more on that later!)

 

Next- learning opportunities for learning at home:

 

We have partnered with Times Table Rock Stars and can offer their excellent, engaging scheme to all the children in the class. Once their logins are sent through, I will stick them to their reading diaries. 

The Purple Mash subscription will also continue this year. Some passwords seem to have changed from last year. If necessary, I will stick their new passwords to the back of the reading diary.

 

Reading and Reading Diaries:

 

I am a committed reader and try to encourage all of the children in my class to view reading as a integral part of life, not just a task to be completed for school. As such, I try to give them plenty of opportunities to read books in class, as well as listen to them. However, the daily reading time ideally required by a child of 9-11 isn't something that can be feasibly accommodated within school hours. Therefore, I ask that both children and adults take this requirement seriously and implement (as best as you can) daily reading at home. This can be independent reading by the child, but should include regular sessions reading with an adult (regardless of your child's reading 'fluency'). Please try to log this in their reading diary. 

Spelling Practice:

 

Your child will be given a targeted set of words to learn at home for the year, along with additional information regarding their phonetic confidence. This information will come home in their book bags once I am satisfied that I have identified their individual needs. A text will be sent home alerting you when the lists are in their book bags. These lists will be based on the Statutory 'Common Exception Words' for each year group. I ask that you gradually practice these words at home, selecting a few at a time (5 or so) until your child is confident with them. Education research shows that spaced, but frequent recalling of information helps to embed it into long term memory. As such I would recommend that you engage your child in regular informal exercises that require them to spell the words from memory, either verbally or in written form. This can be accompanied by practice exercises that help to ingrain muscle memory. Please see the link below for a selection of excellent ideas. I would also highly recommend the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' model of learning words, as this has again been evidenced as a fruitful method of learning spelling words. Examples can easily be found online.

Welcome back to the Autumn Term. It has been absolutely wonderful having the children back in school this past week and I feel that they have settled in perfectly. The classroom has once again been abuzz with production talk, great ideas and enthusiastic faces. Long may it continue. 

 

Usually at this time of year, we would have a parent meeting to outline my expectations, hopes and requirements for the coming year. For obvious reasons, this cannot happen so I am posting as much as I can on the website instead. 

 

Firstly, important events throughout the week are as follows:

The children need to wear their P.E. kits on a Monday and Tuesday. 

Year 6 Forest School will start from this Friday (18th September). As such, they will need to wear Forest school clothes. 

Reading Diaries will be checked on a Monday (more on that later!)

 

Next- learning opportunities for learning at home:

We have partnered with Times Table Rock Stars and can offer their excellent, engaging scheme to all the children in the class. Once their logins are sent through, I will stick them to their reading diaries. 

The Purple Mash subscription will also continue this year. Some passwords seem to have changed from last year. If necessary, I will stick their new passwords to the back of the reading diary.

 

Reading and Reading Diaries:

I am a committed reader and try to encourage all of the children in my class to view reading as a integral part of life, not just a task to be completed for school. As such, I try to give them plenty of opportunities to read books in class, as well as listen to them. However, the daily reading time ideally required by a child of 9-11 isn't something that can be feasibly accommodated within school hours. Therefore, I ask that both children and adults take this requirement seriously and implement (as best as you can) daily reading at home. This can be independent reading by the child, but should include regular sessions reading with an adult (regardless of your child's reading 'fluency'). Please try to log this in their reading diary. 

Spelling Practice:

With additional information regarding their phonetic confidence. This information will come home in their book bags once I am satisfied that I have identified their individual needs. A text will be sent home alerting you when the lists are in their book bags. These lists will be based on the Statutory 'Common Exception Words' for each year group. I ask that you gradually practice these words at home, selecting a few at a time (5 or so) until your child is confident with them. Education research shows that spaced, but frequent recalling of information helps to embed it into long term memory. As such I would recommend that you engage your child in regular informal exercises that require them to spell the words from memory, either verbally or in written form. This can be accompanied by practice exercises that help to ingrain muscle memory. Please see the link below for a selection of excellent ideas. I would also highly recommend the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' model of learning words, as this has again been evidenced as a fruitful method of learning spelling words.

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