29th June 2020
I want to thank you all for the wonderful home-school learning that has been going on. You have all been superstars and managed so well. #proudteacher
It was so special to see most of you on Friday, (thankfully the sun shone!) Mrs Sproule, Miss Vance and I were delighted to receive your lovely well wishes and gifts. Thank you so much.
Mrs Donaghy and I are excited to be joining you for your Year 7 journey. You will be the oldest in the school! I know that you are ready to be leaders, and will continue to be role models for the younger pupils.
The Year 7 topics are fantastic - Space, The second World War, Fair Trade, Victorians and The Titanic. It is going to be a wonderful year!
Be proud of all you have done and how much you have matured and learned throughout Year 6. It is a year we will never forget!
Have a happy and safe summer, and make wonderful memories - we are looking forward to hearing all about them in August.
Love from Mrs Sproule, Miss Vance and Mrs McKeown xxx
Have a look below at the wonderful work and pictures sent in this week for our final Learning Showcase. A big thank you to parents and pupils who took the time to do this.
Have a listen to this amazing research on The World's Most Unknown Facts.
This is brilliant - a magnificent job Aimee!
Sam's Lava Lamp
Brilliant job Sam!
Discovered by Year 6 Castlederg explorer, Jayden
Discovered by Year 6 Castlederg Explorer, Evana
Bouncy Egg Experiment
By Amber and Aimee
Great job girls!
Jayden, Max and Evana have sent in lovely work about their memories, bucket lists and friends - Isaac and Sophie got a special mention. ♥
Exciting News - Daniel has adopted an Asian elephant!
Daniel has adopted an elephant from Belfast zoo as he's fascinated by them and is concerned about protecting endangered species. Atta boy!
In the slideshow below is a snippet of the work Sam has been doing. Thank you so much to Sam (and Mum!) for an excellent effort.
David has spent lots of time helping out on the farm. Isaac is getting to grips with a 1000 piece puzzle!
Here are details of some free digital books which you can access all summer long!
Go to myon.co.uk and enter your login information:
- a. School Name: Edwards Primary School
(type the first few letters and select from the drop-down menu)
b. Username: edwards981student
c. Password: read
- Click on the Sign In button, select a book, and start reading!
See you on the 24th August!
A BIG well done to our Izzie and Evana for doing so well on Sports Day. Superstars!
Wednesday 24th June
Good morning Year 6
Just a little note from me to say that I hope you are having a good week and are enjoying your end of term activities.
I have started to receive pictures of experiments and I have heard of new land being discovered! I can't wait to see what your creative talents have produced.
It would be lovely to get work from everyone this week, so that we can have a final gallery showcase of your talents! This will be posted on next Monday's final website update.
Wishing Matthew a very happy birthday from Mrs Sproule, Miss Vance and Mrs McKeown x
Week beginning 22nd June
A huge thank you to all of you who sent in memories about Year 6. Thank you also for all the song suggestions.
The 'memories' slideshow has been updated with new 'memories' that I received this week, and some new pictures. I had to get the tissues out and I'm sure Miss Vance and Mrs Sproule will be the same!
We are nearly there! As this is our last week of online learning, our activities will be a little different. In the folders you will find some end of year activities, and a challenge to imagine and design your own island. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Click on the pictures below for some cool experiments.
Having explored San Diego Zoo and Monterey Aquarium, it is time to check in with NASA and learn about life on board a space craft! Next year you will be learning more about space in WAU, so this will give you a headstart.
All of the tours are really interesting but my favourite was; Harmony, Tranquility, Unity - where you learn where people sleep, eat and use the toilet onboard!
Enjoy your last week and please let me know how you get on with the various activities.
Mrs Sproule, Miss Vance and I are looking forward to seeing you on Friday.
Well done Blaise, Evana and Max for sending in wonderful literacy and numeracy work.
Thank you to Evana, Isaac, Izzie, Sam and Jayden for sending in their WAU work. Isaac has been planting, Izzie, Evana, Sam and Jayden have been learning about deforestation and Jayden has sent an update on last week's mini ecosystem - it looks great Jayden!
Jayden and Evana have been superstars and had a go at making a lung and a rainstick. I'm delighted with you both, great work!!
Wednesday 17th June
I hope that you are all keeping well and trying to do a little work each day. Summer holidays are nearly here! I think your parents will be very excited to see them too.
I have popped some recipes, (ice cream and chocolate based - yum!) in a folder and here is a link for making your own rainstick. Some of you might be feeling 'crafty' and decide to give it a go!
When you have watched it;
- Discuss why the boy feels the way he does about the dog.
- Discuss why his mother may have bought that particular dog for him.
Have a look at Sophie and her brothers competing in their Family Sports Day. It looks like they had lots of fun!
Sophie has also been busy looking after her beautiful pony, Bambi.♥
Week Beginning 15th June
A huge thank you to all of you who sent in memories about Year 6. Thank you also for all the song suggestions. In the end there were so many I had to put them into a hat, and Niall and Evana's suggestions were the two drawn out.
I have been amazed that even now, when you must all be so tired, you are still sending fabulous work my way! So I'm sending a big thank you to you, and to your parents, for being so supportive.♥
Enjoy the week ahead!
Year 6 came second place in the Healthy Kidz Sports Practice! Well done to everyone who took part and earned a whopping 7,135 points!
Remember that you can come and pick up belongings and books from school on Friday 26th June. (Times given below.)
Now would be a good time to start gathering up text, reading and library books in preparation!
Cooking skills from Blaise and Sophie G
Evana, Blaise and Jayden have been busy making mini ecosystems.
Well done to Jayden, Lauren B and Max for sending me excellent numeracy and literacy work.
Brilliant rainforest work from Evana and Jayden.
Amber went to the zoo and found the sloths!
Wednesday 10th June
Reminder - it's the Healthy Kidz Sports Day this Saturday 13th June 2020. Focus on your best 5 activities and practice them for Saturday's big day. Continue to record your activities to maintain your streak. Good luck! (My main activity at the moment is rounding up sheep - but they haven't made that an event. I must get on to Miss Foster about it!)
I hope you are enjoying your week and that you have had a go at some of the WAU activities, made some pizza or perhaps been to San Diego Zoo?
to write a line or two about a favourite memory (or memories!) from Year 6. Please take a picture of your writing and send it to me. I wonder if anyone has any ideas for background music for this weeks video? Why don't you e-mail me your suggestions?
Below you will find two links for competitions if you would like to give them a go.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
From Mrs Mckeown x
Week Beginning 8th June
Hello Year 6
That Monday feeling! I hope you manage Ok with the work I have provided - do what you can. This week there is lots of World Around Us and even a 'school trip,' have fun! Also, please note this week's 'Special Request.'
Enormous thanks to you and your parents for all the fabulous work you have sent in.
There is still an issue with my emails - if you don't get a reply from me, please assume I didn't get it and resend. Apologies!
A very happy belated birthday to Lauren - with love and best wishes from Mrs McKeown, Mrs Sproule and Miss Vance. We hope you had a lovely day! ♥
Some of Year six have been celebrating the title 'I Am' - many thanks for your beautiful work. It is not boastful to be honest about our qualities - there will be many times in life that you hear negative things, so treasure and be proud of the attributes that make you YOU! (A wee shout out to Miss Duncan for putting these amazing videos together!)
I'm looking forward to reading yours!
Aimee, Blaise, David, Evana, Beth & Jayden all had a go at the microwaveable chocolate cake. Yum! Lauren was trying out pasta bake!
For RE we looked at all the things 'Love is...'.Look at the beautiful 'Rain of Hearts' work. Well done! ♥
Well done to Blaise, Beth, Sam and Evana for having a go at solar powered cooking!
Amber has been busy developing her green thumb! Look at her cute little helpers. ♥
Wednesday 3rd June
What lovely pictures of Beth and her brother supporting World Milk Day, and Lauren and her sisters gathering hay for their pet rabbits.
I received a link from the ARCH project about a video tutorial on Bagpipes delivered By Darren Milligan of Bready Ulster Scots. I think you will enjoy having a watch and listen.
Feel free to send me any work you are proud of - I love to receive it. Thank you to those who have already sent me 'I Am' posters and photographs of their solar ovens. A little reminder to send photographs of you with your 'I Am' poster to me by Friday evening please.
In the folder this week you will find a yummy recipe, and a PPT, craft activity and wordsearch on our RE focus - love.
Week Beginning 1st June
It is very hard to believe we are in June! I have been busy with school work and silage - I think some of you have been cutting grass too! Thank you for the wonderful work you have sent, and for sending your pictures of 'things I miss about school.' It will be lovely for your friends to see and certainly made me a 'little' emotional watching it.
A little additional note - there has been some difficulty with receiving some of my emails. If you do not get a response from me within a day, please try and re-send. Sincere apologies to anyone who has been affected by this.
Have a look below at the work of our expert book reviewers - Aimee, Daniel, Evana, Jayden and Niall.
Thank you Jayden, Niall, Aimee and Evana for this beautiful Be-attitude work.
A huge well done to Katie-Marie and Evana for sending their results of the Egg Drop Experiment. I'm glad you had fun!
Excellent probability and homophone work Evana, Jayden and Max! I wonder what Mrs Sproule will think of the probability questions?
Thank you to Sam for this lovely colouring of a really important quote.
Below are links to 'Accelerated Reader' - you might like to have a browse and do some reading.
Wednesday 27th May
Good morning everybody,
I hope you have been out enjoying this fabulous weather! For our Wednesday activity there is an egg drop experiment. We would normally do this in class but you might have fun doing it at home with your family.
Thank you to those who have already sent me a picture of themselves holding up a decorated page of what they miss about school. Please email them to me by Friday.
Well done to Evana, Sam, Finlay and Jayden for working on the mouldy bread experiment.
Aimee doing some delicious baking. Yum!
Year 6 Learning from Home
Week Beginning 25th May
It's Alfie's turn to send you a little message from me - you are all of these things! Stay safe, work hard, have courage and be kind. ♥
Mrs Sproule, Miss Vance and I are so proud of Jayden, Lauren, Izzie, Evana and Aimee. They received certificates from Healthy Kidz for all their hard work and effort with practising for Sports Day, on Saturday 13th June 2020.
Good morning to my class,
Today is a bank holiday so you might not be starting work until tomorrow. If so, enjoy your day off. I think mum and dad will enjoy their day off too!
Thank you so much to those of you who have e-mailed me or sent me work, I really appreciate it and, as always, am delighted with your hard work and effort. It was also good to hear that you were having fun with it!
I have been thinking back to the 'Random Acts of Kindness' that we talked about way back in January. It feels like kindness has never been needed more than now, when things seem strange and uncertain. Small things can make a big difference, so try to think of ways you could show your family and friends that you care. You don't have to be able to see people to be kind to them! Perhaps you could make tea for mum, send a friend a virtual hug or ring granny for a chat.
Most of all though, I want you to practise kindness to yourself. You talk to yourself more than anyone else, so speak kind and encouraging thoughts. Be glad about the things that make you unique and remember how valuable you are to those who love you.
Take care and stay safe,
From Mrs McKeown x
Thank you to Evana, Jayden and Niall for your excellent 'Useless Products.'
Thank you to Leah for sending in her NHS Mascot and 'jar of things to look forward to.' Katie sent a 'doorstep snap' and Beth sent a picture of her new kittens! Thank you also to Lauren - that negative number work looks great!
Rainbow Rice - Thank you Evana and katie, I'm glad you had fun!
Sophie's Marble Run.
This looks fantastic Sophie!
Wednesday 20th May
Good morning Year 6. We are fairly marching through May! I hope you have had a good week so far? I wonder if you have started creating your advertisements or if any of you tried the rainbow rice?
Today I have uploaded a variety of activities; for the builders among you there is a marble run challenge, or you may prefer to do a word search or some 'enlargement' drawings of rainforest animals. Whatever you get up to - have fun! I'm looking forward to seeing how you all got on.
Lots of love from Mrs McKeown x
A big thank you to Amber for her beautiful art work. It is so special to receive your messages. ♥
Week Beginning 18th May
Yet again, your work has blown me away - wow! I have loved seeing your shape poems and your jars of things to look forward to.
Well done to Aimee, Amber, Evana, Niall, Izzie, Jayden, Isaac and Sophie for your fabulous jars. Tilly made a bucket list of places she wants to go In N. Ireland when things return to normal.
Thank you to Izzie, Aimee, Amber, Niall, David, Lauren, Max, Jayden and Niall for your wonderful shape poetry. I love to see your using your creativity, smiles, alliteration and adjectives. Superstar poets!
Evana created this sunflower poem using last week's sunflower adjective and simile PPT as inspiration. Fabulous work!
There's still time to register for sport's day!
***Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day - the deadline has been extended for signing up, you have got until 6pm today, Monday 18th May 2020. Go to healthy-kidz.com and register your interest. It is great to see lots of you signed up and earning points already. Remember to get a 20 day streak to be in with a chance of winning prizes. For more information go to the 'Learning from Home' tab under 'Learning from Home Activities' or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow 'Healthy Kidz' on Facebook for training tips.
A very happy birthday to Emma this week - we hope you have a lovely day!
Love from Mrs McKeown, Mrs Sproule and Miss Vance xxx
Wednesday 13th May
Hello Year 6 – Wednesday again! I hope you are having a good week so far?
I made my 'Jar of Things to Look Forward to' and it has been lovely to see some of yours too. I will post them on the website on Monday along with the shape poetry.
Click on this link to a numeracy game that you might like to try to support your learning this week.
Our WAU experiment is a mouldy bread one – have fun!
You will also find a sheet for you to fill in to celebrate your best qualities and some beautiful mindfulness colouring.
Week beginning 11th May
Happy Monday Morning Year 6!
It is so hard to believe that we are at our fourth week of website learning. Thank you very much to you and your parents for the emails showing all your wonderful work. It is so nice to get a little snapshot into your lives. Keep up the good work and know that I think of you and miss you and our wee room.
Just a reminder to all AQE children that their work is put up on the AQE activities tab every Wednesday.
Have a look below at some of the work you got up to last week - I look forward to showcasing creative Shape Poems next week! Please e-mail them to me at email@example.com
Thank you to Aimee, Evana, Amber, David, Niall, Daniel, Jayden, Max, Beth and Tilly for your excellent Newspapers and VE day craft
REMEMBER - register on healthy-kidz.com for the Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day by 6pm today. You will receive your login details via email (inbox or junk mail). Get started practising and earning points for Edwards PS. Join pupils Lily (Y7), Lauren (Y6), Adam (Y1), Masyn (Y2), Katherine (Y5) and Bella (Y2) on the Edwards leaderboard. More information can be found in the 'Learning from Home' tab under 'Learning from Home Activities' or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 6th May
Good morning Year 6 - how lovely to be able to 'talk' to you this morning - I hope you have been enjoying a happy week so far!
For World Around Us this week we shall explore the terms ‘renewable’ and ‘non-renewable’ – essential knowledge for all you budding eco-warriors! The BBC bitesize link will give you a quick introduction and you can follow it up with watching the PPT in the folder.
There is a little activity sheet to go with it or you
might like to design and write me a quiz, which I
will do my best to answer!!
If you don’t manage to do a written activity don’t worry, however, if you get a chance please do look at the information and discuss it with someone at home.
Love from Mrs McKeown x
You might like to try a little bit of Go Noodle fun!
Week beginning 4th May
Happy Birthday to Leah! We hope you have a lovely day full of all things pink and flamingo!
Love from Mrs McKeown, Miss Vance and Mrs Sproule xxx
Don't give up I believe in you all....Dr Seuss and Mrs McKeown xxx
VE day stands for Victory in Europe and celebrates the 8th May 1945, when the Second World War ended in Europe. I look forward to reading your newspaper front pages and seeing what you got up to when remembering this special and important day.
My email address is email@example.com
Well done to, Sam, Blaise, Lauren M, Izzie, Isaac, Evana, Sophie H, Aimee, Amber and Max who completed their NHS Mascot designs, I love your cute characters and creative mottos - super work!
A little quote for you to think about as you learn from home. Love from Mrs McKeown xx
Week 3 PDMU - Brain Break Activities
Wednesday 29th April
Good morning Year 6.
Well done for all the work you are doing! I
have already seen amazing alphabetical order and a soap experiment in action, (I did that soap experiment too - lots of fun!)
Our Wednesday challenge is to create an NHS mascot. In the folders below you will find an NHS Powerpoint which will help explain how the NHS started and the amazing work it does. (Remember Matthew and Jodie-Leigh; our tired doctor and bossy nurse!!) There is a little quiz at the end to see how much you remembered.
After you have read and thought about the NHS, I would like you to work through the Powerpoint I have made for you. This explains exactly what I am looking for and will allow you to let your creative juices flow! I cannot wait to see your creations – please e-mail me the finished result on firstname.lastname@example.org
I have also included a link to BBC Bitesize which provides lovely online lessons to recap on previous learning (for example, yesterday's numeracy was multiplication), or new learning about the World Around Us.
Lots of love from Mrs McKeown x
Useful sites for you to try:
The Maths Factor - with Carol Voderman.
David Walliams is reading some of his stories every day.
If you fancy some cooking try Chef Theo Michael.
Or perhaps you are looking for arts and crafts ideas.
Week beginning 27th April - Week 2
Earth Day Pictures
I have made a collage of the things that remind me of us! Some pictures relate to more than one person of course. Can you find yourself - or your friends?
I was really excited to find some favourite books of mine; 'White Fang', '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' and 'Black Beauty' on the Oxford Owl site. You might enjoy them too, or find others that you would like to read.
Lego lovers might like to enjoy doing the 30 day lego challenge.
Click on the link above and follow the instructions for each day. The only rule is to use your imagination and have fun! Take lots of photos. I can't wait to what you create!
Dear Parents of Year 6 children,
The above is a link to a free digital book which helps explain the coronavirus to children - you may find it useful.
Week beginning Monday 20th April - Week 1
Happy birthday to Dawson and Sophie G who celebrated their holidays over Easter.
A very happy birthday to Max who is celebrating his birthday this week.
Love from Mrs McKeown, Mrs Sproule and Miss Vance xxx
Dear parents and pupils,
I hope that home learning has been going well and that you have found the website easy to navigate. A huge thank you to you all for the good work that I know is going on, with this very different form of learning!
Now that home learning has commenced online here is my contact c2k email address email@example.com
In the unprecedented circumstances we face, unfortunately we will not be able to mark all set work and give pupil feedback that normally occurs in the life a classroom. Only work requested by the teacher will be required to be forwarded via the teacher school e-mail address. If you do not wish or it does not suit you to send work, there is no obligation to do so.
I would love to see your comprehension work on Greta Thunberg or a picture of an Earth Day activity, so if it is possible please send me a picture.
The letter below explains some Earth Day activities that you might like to do.
Love, Mrs McKeown x