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Home Learning 6th January

Tuesday 5th January | 4 comments

What a strange start to the new year! It was lovely seeing the children back at school on Monday and getting started with some of our new topics, including our new class text, Dark Sky Park (a book of poems about nature) and our science topic, Evolution.

Dark Sky Park: Poems from the Edge of Nature: Amazon.co.uk: Gross, Philip,  Hodgson, Jesse: 9781910959886: Books

Straight away, the children impressed me with their imaginative ideas, fantastic questions, the knowledge they already had and, most importantly, their enthusiasm. I am really sad that we will not be able to carry on this learning in the classroom as normal, but I’m looking forward to working with you all while we are at home and I know that you will still be able to learn lots of new things and produce some great work.

Home learning packs and timetable

Thank you to everyone who was able to pick up their home learning pack from school. We will be delivering the remaining packs as soon as possible. Most of the learning for Year 6 will be assigned via our new Year 6 Home Learning Classroom (the code to join is on the letter and was also posted on the 6S and 6J classrooms). Maths work will be completed in the blue workbooks. Sometimes children will be directed to complete a sheet from their pack or to complete pages in the SATs workbooks. Instructions for all tasks will be given on Google Classroom and through regular Google Meets. Mr Harris and Mr Hemming will even be holding assemblies for everyone! Here is the timetable we will be following:

Home learning and Google Meets for the whole of Year 6 will be led by Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones on alternate weeks. On the weeks when we are teaching in school, we will still be available online as much as possible, but it might take us a bit longer to respond. This week, Miss Jones will be delivering the Google Meets and will be available to support children with their learning at home, while Mrs Sykes will be teaching the children who are coming into school.

Work for this week (full details will be posted daily on Google Classroom):


  • Maths – Four Quadrants
  • English – Writing a poem inspired by ‘Night Walker’
  • Reading Google Meet
  • Science – Variation and Inheritance


  • Maths – Translations
  • English – Reading and responding to the poem ‘from the Extreme Sports Olympics – Lava-Boarding’
  • Reading Google Meet
  • Coding with Mrs duPreez


  • Maths – Reflections
  • English – Writing a volcano poem
  • Geography – Finding out about volcanoes (BrainPop activities)
  • Special Mention Assembly

Remember to upload your work to Google Classroom whenever you can!

Please get in touch if you have any questions or need any help with your learning at home. Wishing you all the best for the next few weeks and hoping we will all be together again soon.

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

4 responses to “Home Learning 6th January”

  1. mrsnsykes says:

    Thank you, we really appreciate those lovely comments! Miss Jones was really impressed with the participation on the Google Meets today, and the children at school have been a delight! Please do let us know if you have any feedback after the first day.
    Mrs Sykes

  2. Sarah (Erin's Mum) says:

    I would like to echo Kirsty’s response. What lucky parents we are to have children at Farfield. Thanks to one and all.

  3. Melissa (Lillie’s Mum) says:

    Sounds like plenty to get stuck into. Great that they have a timetable, I totally echo Charlie’s mum’s sentiment above. Thank you.

  4. Kirsty (Charlie’s mum) says:

    Dear Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones,
    We just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing timetable, organisation and resources and the speed in responding to such difficult times. Thank you also to all the staff at school, it is most appreciated.

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