In the links above you will find out all about the exciting learning that is yet to come this term! Please have a browse.
Re-opening of School for Year 6 Children
You will have received a letter last week personal to your child. This is a copy of the generic letter you were sent outlining where your child will be from the 1st June. If you have any questions please contact the school office.
Don't forget to look at the videos tab for cheer up messages from all the staff at Phoenix!
Please read below regarding any updates for your child's learning at home.
Below you will find important information regarding your child's PE time slot and information on reading.
At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog and messages regarding your child's home learning.
Children in Year 6 are expected to read at home each day, either to a family member or independently. Please ensure reading records are brought to school daily and signed when your child has read. We are then able to write in them when they read with adults in school.
Each Year 6 pupil is aiming to have read 12 books by the end of each term. If completed the pupils will receive a reward. If pupils read 12 books in each of the three academic terms they will receive a final reward at the end of the year.
Year 6 are reading lots in school, please continue to read with them at home to help them reach their target!
Year 6 will have weekly P.E. although sometimes the day it is on may change. Therefore please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school every day. Your child will need a white T-shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear (trainers/plimsolls). In the winter months your child can wear black tracksuit bottoms and a jumper. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed. Your child will not be able to join in with P.E if they have earrings in.
Monday 13th July 2020
Year 6 update
Hello everyone, we hope you are keeping well and safe. This week is certainly a strange one, as we move into our last week of having Year 6 in the school ending with our farewell celebration on Friday at 3.30pm.
Thank you to those that sent a response to let us know you are coming. Plans are underway to make this a memorable time for you - even if it is a different way of saying goodbye this year.
Today we have updated the Maths, Reading and GPS tasks on the SAT's Companion website. Do not be put off by the name! Although there are no SAT's this year now - the tasks set will help you and your child keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date in preparation for year 7.
Well done to those that have been participating.
When tasks are finished, they are marked and immediate feedback is given regarding your achievement. We have been keeping track of the leader board and trophies earned and it has been pleasing to see the effort you have all been putting in.
There are also additional tabs where you can select to practise a range of any other activities of your choice.
You can access the website below:
If you have any issues logging in please call our office and one of the Year 6 teachers will be able to update you with the relevant details.
If, for any reason, you are unable to access the online learning, the Year 6 teachers can create work packs that can be collected from the school reception. This work will aid your child in their preparation for Year 7 whilst embedding the skills and knowledge learnt over this academic year. If you are interested in a work pack then please call our school office.
The Home Learning Resources tab on our website also contains many additional websites you can access to support you with your child's learning.
The Oak National Academy
This is a new, online classroom and resource hub, which provides a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for a range of subjects.
Thinkuknow have produced and published activities online for parents regarding internet safety. To access, please follow the link below.
11 - 13 year olds
Mr Clark, one of our P.E Leaders, would like to give you all some information about his favourite sport- football!
On 17th June 2020 the football Premier League restarted after 100 days. The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League (EFL). Seasons run from August to May with each team playing 38 matches (playing all 19 other teams both home and away)
For further information and activities see:
Road have never seemed busier and there are more traffic and vehicles on the road today than ever before. It is vital that children understand how to use crossings, avoid traffic and cross over roads safely to avoid accidents happening to any kids.
Please see the links below for further information and activities:
Teaching water safety from a young age is so important because it is key for children to understand the dangers in the water and therefore how to behave near and in the water.
For more information and activities, see:
Rail safety is incredibly important. Knowing how to navigate the railways in a safe and secure manner is vital, as while trains and their tracks are incredibly useful and crucial to our everyday lives, there are indeed dangers present if certain rules aren't followed.
National Rail have developed resources that will help you to run fun, interactive activities that match different curriculum areas. They encourage you to use the resources below to raise awareness of electrification on the railway, level crossings and railway safety.
You can also use:
Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.
In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme. The 2020 themes are…
Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, considered by many to be the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877.
At Twinkl, there are numerous resources specific for the Wimbledon event, use them to engage your children with tennis and get them excited for the tournament to begin!
Please also don't forget to click under the videos tab on our website. Here you will see some fun cheer up videos and messages, made by us in school, for you to watch at home.
The ‘Young Writers’ website are running poetry competitions as a fun activity to use for home learning. You can use the downloadable worksheet, or children can write / type their poem instead. An engaging video can be used for support.
KS1- There is a ‘Little Riddlers’
They are offering prizes, depending on the age of the child, and the deadline for entry is Friday 24th July 2020.
Celebrations, Festivals and National Events
Plastic Free July
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
Plastic Free July provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work and school.
Asalha Puja Day
Asalha Puja Day is a Buddhist festival that occurs on the full moon of the eighth lunar month, which is usually in July. The festival pays homage to the Buddha and commemorates the Buddha's first sermon and the founding of the Buddha's Sangha - four noble truths. The day is observed by donating offerings to temples and listening to sermons.
Please also check the ‘Sports News’ section on our school website for some ideas of fun activities that you can try at home.
July is Transition Month. It’s a great time for your child to reflect on the last year and share some of their happiest or it’s a fun memories, as well as what they have learned before moving on.
Mandela Day is an annual event named after Nelson Mandela and is designed to encourage everyone to take action against poverty. A United Nations (UN) international event held every year on Nelson Mandela's birthday, Mandela Day was founded on the principle that we can all give a little bit of our time to have a positive effect on the life of someone else. We can all make a difference in our community and help change the world for the better!
When is Mandela Day 2020?
Mandela Day takes place every year on 18th July. In 2020 the aim is to encourage people, governments, businesses and society to focus on 5 key areas:
Education and literacy
Food and nutrition
Summer Reading Challenge
Details of the summer reading challenge can be found at the above website.
Basildon library opened on Monday 6th July and Laindon library is due to open on 13th July.