Tools for learning at home
We work hard to support children’s learning outside the classroom and recognise that technology provides an incredible opportunity to support work in class and enable children to develop very important independent skills and habits.
We have invested in a number of subscription-based online tools that will enable your child to continue learning at home with the aid of a computer, tablet or smartphone. Below are some of the best of these tools.
Read Theory is a wonderful tool to help children develop their reading skills, with short comprehension based activities and a wealth of topics to learn about. After an initial assessment, your child will be given texts to read appropriate to their reading level.
Spelling Shed forms the backbone of our spelling curriculum. There are weekly spelling lists that group spellings so that we can teach the rules that apply to them. Spellings are grouped together and after logging in, a child can play games to practise spelling words at their stage. Simply click on the button in the top right and click ‘Web Game’. Website: www.spellingshed.com
Manga High is a wonderful tool for learning mathematics, fully paid for by FROSTYs. After logging in, children can click the ‘wand’ tool and be given challenges and games that suit their needs. Going for ‘gold medals’ is the highest you can achieve (although be warned: this takes perseverance and effort!) You can also search for areas that you need to improve on and play brilliant games that support your learning! (NOTE: our school code is 68218)
Times Tables Rock Stars is all the rage at St. Teresa’s at the moment. Choosing your ‘rock’ avatar and then playing a series of games to practise times tables against the clock and other opponents really sharpens your skills. Don’t worry about having them written in front of you while you work. This will only help embed them. We want children to know times tables by memory, without having to work them out. This game really works! Website: www.ttrockstars.com
General curriculum resources
Espresso really is one of the best digital resources we have in school. It has a wealth of videos, quizzes, activities, worksheets etc. on it and can be accessed at home. Start a module about the solar system! Or find out about the Tudor times! You have access to an amazing number of subjects and activities at the click of a button.
White Rose Maths (Please click the link below to watch the daily video)
Worksheets for each day are available to download below (along with the answers) - as they are no longer freely available on the White Rose website.
Please complete 'White Rose Maths week 2' (see link below) and Opening Doors English work
2D and 3D Shape
Please watch the following videos from the excellent "Corbett Maths Primary" (Click link below). You will also finds questions you can print off if you wish (plus answers) to check your understanding.
Videos for this week: 58, 59, 53, 70, 42, 45
Remember to keep working on TT Rockstars
Thank you very much for all your support with our CAFOD cake sale.
Y6 have decided to buy some water for a family and a goat.
£61 was raised.
Well done everyone!
SPRING TERM NEWS
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter
Thanks to everyone who attended the Y6 SATs meeting last Wednesday.
A copy of the powerpoint (including the video) is available below.
AUTUMN TERM NEWS
Welcome to Year 6!
It's been a busy start to the year with 2 trips already (Crucial Crew and Trafford Town Hall)
We are having a really big push on Reading this year, so please support us by ensuring that your child reads regularly at home- we love them 'getting lost in a book'