Good morning Year 6,
I hope everyone is safe and well and enjoying the good weather safely and responsibly.
This week, Freemantle will be increasing the number of pupils on site by a small amount and, as part of that, Year 6 are being invited back should your parents and carers wish for you to attend school - it is optional at this stage.
It is really important that your parents or carers respond to the Parent Mail confirming whether or not you'll be attending school from Tuesday. I spoke to almost all parents last week or the week before and asked about this, but the Parent Mail form is an official confirmation of that decision to return or not.
For those of you who will be continuing your learning at home, the weekly timetables will continue to be uploaded to the class webpage. However, the curriculum will move away from revision of the core subjects towards a broader representation of the curriculum. From this point onwards, the weekly timetables therefore will no longer make use of CGP books (except, sometimes, for maths). Instead, I will be uploading a timetable that reflects what will be taught in school.
This means that the work will now include activities from a greater range of lessons. This week, for example, there is a focus on science and art, with a small amount of maths and reading. I will do my best to ensure the home learning timetables match the school timetables as much as possible but I understand if there are some lessons you are unable to do as some of them will now require resources you may not have. Where resources are required, I have tried to offer alternatives or keep them as simple as possible. If you don't have the resources, I don't expect you or your parents/carers to buy them!
For those of you returning, it is really important that you understand what you are returning to.
First and foremost, you are returning to our school and our family. It is going to be very different school, but it is the same Freemantle family. There will be lots of changes and I want to explain as many of them as I possibly can so you know what it will be like if you return on Tuesday:
I hope this gives you a realistic idea of what school will be like when, and if, you return. Nobody wants our school to have changed so much, but your safety is the most important thing we have to consider.
Whether you are returning to Freemantle this week or not, there is a contact form at the bottom of this page which you can use to email me at any point about anything you like, whether that's to share or ask questions about the work, ask a question about anything or even just to say hello! Whether you're in school or not, I'm still your teacher and you are still Freemantle's wonderful Year 6 class.