October 13

Mental Health Week

Since returning to school, 6N have done a lot of work on understanding mental health and it’s importance in everyday life. We’ve had many discussions, completed several tasks and created some outstanding art work to go along with it.

Last Friday, we celebrated World Mental Health Day at Torridon. The children took this opportunity to complete numerous tasks of which I have shared a few in this post.

Please encourage your children to find a good balance between work and play while at home as well as giving them the opportunity to talk to you about all they experience. They have shown great growth in their short time in year 6.

 

Neptali

July 21

School’s Out For Summer

Dear Year 5,

One of the strangest things about ending school this year is not being able to wish you all a wonderful Summer holiday, in person.

From us teachers, we want to end the school year by saying how proud we are of each and every one of you: how you have adapted to learning at home; the dedication you have shown towards continuing with your learning; the positivity you have maintained throughout. It has been outstanding, and you should all feel extremely proud of yourselves.

School closes today, and so will our class blogs. Over the summer, we want you to keep reading regularly and complete any tasks that your new Year 6 teachers have set you.

We hope you have a fantastic summer holiday, and we look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn Term.

 

And will you succeed?

Yes! You will, indeed!

(98 and ¾ per cent guaranteed.) Dr Seuss

 

July 20

Teachers’ Message Gap Fill

Attention 5L!

Your teachers have a message for you. But can you fill in the gaps in order to read properly what it says?

Use the vocabulary from the word bank, below, to complete the message.

 

School starts in ________ and I just wanted to say,

We’re sure you’re feeling nervous about that first day.

But please don’t worry, we’ll have lots of ______,

You can play and make friends with everyone.

You may feel uncertain or a little unsure,

But you’ll ________ to love school more and more.

We’re so excited to see you and teach you new things,

____________, we’ll enjoy what each new day brings.

 

Word bank:

wonderful

learn

September

together

fun

 

Are you excited for the summer holiday? Let me know in the comments.

July 17

Summer’s Coming!

Good morning 5L,

Can you believe that the summer holiday is just days away?

Well done to those of you who have sent in amazing pieces of learning, and contributed posts and comments on the blog this week. To finish up this Friday, I’ve attached a word search and a crossword to complete.

 

Summer Word Search

Summer Crossword

 

Extension: You might want to have a go at creating your own word search or crossword, using words we’d associate with the summer.

Have fun!

July 16

A Letter To Your Teacher

Hi 5L,

The school year is drawing closer to a close and many of you are keen to meet your new teachers. So, today I want to encourage you to write a letter to your teacher to be. (That’s me!) 😉

I would love to know what your aspirations are for the next year. Why not take some time to share your hopes with me?

Writing a good letter might seem hard, but it’s easy once you get started. I suggest the following steps:

  1. Write your name and the date in the upper right corner. The date will tell your teacher when you wrote the letter, and your first and last name will help them remember you if they choose to cherish your letter for years to come.

 

  1. Start your letter with “Dear” followed by your teacher’s name and a comma. If you don’t know who they are, ask an adult at home. An email has been sent to them to let you know.  Skip a line and get ready to write the main body of your letter.

 

  1. Start with 1 to 2 sentences telling your teacher what the letter is about. For example, ‘I’m writing this letter to let you know how excited I am to meet you in person. This year was cut short so suddenly, but you will be there next year.’

 

  1. Now, give your teacher a few examples of what you are hoping for this Autumn Term. Consider what you hope to achieve in Year 6. To make your letter more personal, tell them how their teaching can help you improve something that you wish to develop confidence in. Also, let them know what you enjoy and what you’re exceptional at.

 

  1. Finish the body of your letter by reminding them how excited you are to meet them. Then close and sign off your letter with ‘Yours faithfully,’ followed by your name.

 

Remember to use your best handwriting, as you want to leave a great, first impression. You can share your letters with me on the class blog. I will be able to read them here. We teachers always appreciate letters from our students letting us know their thoughts.

July 15

My four line poem

The beach is filled with amazing features

On the sand you might find some creatures

If your swimming don’t go to far

If your in danger communicate with someone from afar

 

Thank you for reading, by Rheya

July 15

Whole School Song 2020

Good morning 5L,

Moving up into Year 6 can be nerve-wracking, and you might be feeling a range of emotions: excitement, worry, happiness, wonder…

If you are feeling any of the emotions above, that’s totally normal. It’s important to remind yourself that every new experience is a learning opportunity, and how we feel is a necessary part of it.

That’s why for this week’s theme of transition, you can help make a whole school music video for the song ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley.

Click the link below to listen to the song.

What favourite song makes you feel positive, and why?

 

Did you know that you can be a part of our whole school song, even from home? Ask an adult for permission to film yourself dancing, singing, acting, or playing an instrument to the song! The whole family can take part! All of your contributions will be mixed into one whole school montage to be sent home for you to enjoy.

Visit the Torridon Creative Arts Blog to find instructions for how to take part and a copy of the music score if you wish to play an instrument.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

July 14

Domino Square

Welcome back 5L,

 

It’s that time of the week again. Tuesdays are reserved for maths, and I’m excited to see who can solve today’s puzzle.

Below are four dominoes.

The four dominoes can be arranged in a square pattern, like the one below.

  1. If each side of the square must add up to 12, how might the dominoes be arranged?
  2. Is there more than one possible solution?

 

If you have a set of dominoes at home, you can use them to help you solve the problem. Otherwise, use a piece of paper to draw the domino square, or jot down your own solutions.

You can take a photo of your working out and share it on the blog, or leave your answers in the comments.

Have fun investigating!