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Home Learning

Hear are some websites our Year 6 pupils might find helpful with KS2 SAT’s Revision!

Literacy:

The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions to help you prepare for the National Tests in English.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/

These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to  help students with their revision.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/engindex.html

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy  Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/

You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/home_y6flash.shtml

and this site too

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html

For spelling practice, Ambleside Primary offer an automated Look, Cover, Write, Check word bank. Really useful for brushing up on Key Stage 2 spellings.

In 2013 the government introduced a new Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test. You  can try some online quizzes we collected, or download our grammar checklist (we also have a checklist for level 6).

This site will help with the new spelling, grammar and punctuation tests

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/spag.php

Numeracy:

Get your head around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a visit to Gere’s Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise working out the mode, median and mean for a set of  numbers. Take a look at time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your brain ticking with some mental maths questions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/ 

A daily practise to keep those brain cells sharp

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php

Practise your tables with the games and activities on this fun site.

http://www.xmarks.com/site/www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

http://www.xmarks.com/site/www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/timestables/game.shtml

Woodlands Junior School has several fun online interactive activities to help not only improve your mental maths skills, but also to help you with SATs Revision too!

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

Anti-Bullying Video Quiz

At Carlton Junior & Infant School we believe that all pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without the fear of being bullied. We promote good behaviour. It is made clear that bullying is a form of anti-social behaviour. It is wrong and will not be tolerated.

What is bullying?

Bullying is any deliberate, hurtful, frightening, threatening behaviour by an individual or a group towards other people. It occurs more than once, is one sided and happens on purpose, and encompasses all forms of communication

Bullying behaviour includes:

  • Physical: hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, pinching, throwing stones or any other forms of violence.
  • Verbal: name calling, swearing, spreading rumours, threats, teasing. This may be directed towards gender, ethnic origin, physical/social disability, personality, etc.
  • Emotional: being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting, ridicule and humiliation.
  • Cyber-bullying: texting, emailing, social networking.
  • Damage to property, or theft: pupils may have their property damaged or stolen.

What can children do if they are being bullied?

  • Tell someone that they can trust – it can be a teacher, a teaching assistant, a member of the lunchtime team, a parent, a friend, or a relative. Generally it is best to tell an adult they trust straight away. They will get immediate support.
  • Tell themselves that they do not deserve to be bullied and that it is wrong.
  • Try not to show the bully that they are upset. It is hard, but a bully thrives on someone’s fear.
  • Stay with a group of friends/people. Bullies usually pick on individuals.
  • Write down the problem and put it in the class worry box.

What can children do if they know someone is being bullied?

  • Take action! Watching and doing nothing looks as if they are on the side of the bully.
  • If they feel they cannot get involved, they should tell an adult immediately. Teachers will deal with the bully without getting them into trouble.
  • Do not be, or pretend to be, friends with a bully.

Strategies for dealing with bullying

The following is a list of actions available to staff depending on the perceived seriousness of the situation. If bullying is suspected/reported:

  • The head teacher will be informed.
  • A member of staff will be nominated to carry out an initial investigation.
  • The member of staff will talk to and listen to the suspected victim, and any witnesses, making sure that the children feel safe to talk.
  • The member of staff will talk to the bully about what has happened, to discover why they became involved. They will make it clear that bullying is not tolerated at our Primary School.
  • The problem will be identified and possible solutions agreed.
  • Sanctions from the behaviour policy will be applied.
  • Parents will be informed on all matters identified as bullying.
  • If the situation is not resolved, then the headteacher, working with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) where relevant, will intervene and a behaviour plan may be written.
  • All incidents of bullying will be recorded as such in the School Incident Log.

Action to be taken to support the victim:

  • Environmental changes will be made if necessary – classroom, playground to ensure that child feels more secure.
  • Staff must communicate with other staff and record, where relevant, any incidents or concerns in a playground log.
  • The situation will continue to be monitored by all staff to ensure no repetition. Children will be observed at break times, lunchtimes and in the classroom Any follow-up findings will be recorded in the monitoring section of the school Incident Log.
  • Key friends identified by the child will be asked for extra support.
  • The child will nominate an adult in school whom they trust and feel they can talk to.
  • The child will be made aware of the importance of immediate reporting of any further incidents.
  • Parents will be invited into school so that action taken can be shared.
  • The SENCo and the class teacher will work together to assess whether the child needs support in the development of social skills – assertiveness, language skills.

Action to be taken to support the bully:

Type and method of support will depend on individual needs, age and maturity of the child.

  • It may be suggested that the children involved meet with the support of their class teachers.
  • It will be made clear to the child that their behaviour is unacceptable because of the effect that it is having on the other child.
  • The child may be asked what they hoped to gain by their behaviour – if their answer indicates that a need is not being met, then this will be addressed through discussion with parents.
  • The child will be reminded that they are responsible for their behaviour and there are consequences for poor behaviour.
  • Sanctions for behaviour may include the removal of breaks, lunchtimes – parents will be informed which sanctions will be used.
  • Following the implementation of a behaviour plan, if the behaviour persists, then outside agency support may be requested to address the needs of the child, with the permission of parents.

Role of Parents

Parents have an important part to play in our anti-bullying policy. We ask parents to:

  • Look out for unusual behaviour in your children – for example, they may suddenly not wish to attend school, feel ill regularly, or not complete work to their usual standard.
  • Always take an active role in your child’s education. Enquire how their day has gone, who they have spent their time with, etc.
  • If you feel your child may be a victim of bullying behaviour, please inform school. Your complaint will be taken seriously and appropriate action will follow.
  • If you feel your child has been bullied by another child, please do not approach that child or the child’s parent on the playground, please inform school immediately.
  • It is important that you advise your child not to fight back. It can make matters worse!
  • Tell your child that it is not their fault that they are being bullied.
  • Reinforce the school’s policy concerning bullying and make sure your child is not afraid to ask for help.

KS1 – Develop your computing knowledge!

Click on the questions to find out the answer!

COMPUTER SCIENCE

What is an algorithm?

What is code?

What are computer bugs?

How do you program a robot?

How do computer games work?

DIGITAL LITERACY

What is a computer?

How can computers help you to learn?

What is the internet?

How do people use computers at work?

How can you use the internet?

How do you take care of your personal information?

How can you use the web safely?

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

What are the main parts of a computer?

How is data stored on a computer?

How do you save your work?

How can you write a story on a computer?

How have computers changed?

How does animation work?

How do you make a video on a computer?

How can you make art on a computer?

KS2 – Develop your computing knowledge!

Click on the questions to find out the answer!

COMPUTER SCIENCE

What is an algorithm?

What is decomposition?

How do we get computers to do what we want?

What is debugging?

How do computer programs use variables?

Controlling physical systems

How does the internet work?

What is computer science?

What is digital data?

What is the world wide web?

What makes a good web page?

How do you make good app?

How do search engines work?

What makes a good computer game?

DIGITAL LITERACY

Dance Mat Typing

What are viruses and Malware?

Should I trust everything I read on the web?

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Different ways to communicate on line

What is a database?

How to create a digital video and audio

Creating and understanding charts

What are input and output services

How do digital images work?

Develop your computing skills

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Click on the link below to access this fantastic site!

Science Zone

Click on the image below to access lots of fun facts and information on different Science topics!

History Zone

Click on the image below to access lots of fun facts and information on different History topics!

Geography Zone

Click on the image below to access lots of fun facts and information on different Geography topics!

Bug Club

Dear Mums, Dads & Carers,

Our school has recently re-launched our Bug Club Scheme. Below you will find key information about the scheme and how you can get involved. We hope that you and your child will love these books and enjoy reading them at home.

What is Bug Club?

Bug Club is a finely-levelled reading scheme, which ensures that all children can find books at exactly the right level for them. What’s more, the books are on line and your child will have a personalised website just for them which they will be able to log onto to access their reading books!

Your child’s class teacher will allocate books to your child according to their reading levels. These books will appear in the ‘My Stuff’ area of their personal homepages.

Throughout the books there are quiz questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon. Your child does not need to finish all the quiz questions in one sitting and can come back to a book later.

When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, he or she will earn ‘Active Learn Coins’. By reading more books, your child will earn enough coins to buy a reward in one of the many reward schemes. The answers to the quiz questions will be sent back to our teacher site so that we can see how your child is progressing. We will also be able to assign more books for your child to read if the virtual book bag is running low.

When your child has finished a book, it will move to ‘My Library’. Children can read these books again if they want to, or they can choose new books from ‘My Stuff’.

How do I log on?

To log-on, go to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk and login using the details on your child’s log in card.

 Top Tips!

If using a laptop, please install Google Chrome.

If using an Ipad, please turn off pop up blocker by going to Settings – Safari – Block Pop-ups

Getting involved

The reader: Until they are fluent readers, younger children will benefit from reading aloud to you as often as possible. By the time they are in Years 5 or 6, many children prefer to read silently to themselves. Create quiet opportunities for them to do so, but then talk to them about the book they are reading.

Sharing reading: When sharing a book with your child, try to take opportunities to talk about the book – before, during and after reading.

Before reading: Look at the book cover and talk about your child’s expectations. Is the book likely to be fiction or non-fiction? Have you read other books together about these characters or by this author? What does your child think the book is going to be about?

While reading: Support your child when unknown words need tackling: you can sound them out, split them into syllables, or identify suffixes and prefixes. Remind your child to listen to the words while reading them, to make sure that they make sense. Have a ‘meaning check’ every now and again to ensure that your child understands the text.

After reading: Talk about the book. What was it about? Did it match your child’s expectations? Ask questions beginning with the words how and why to check that your child has been able to read between the lines. Ask whether anything seemed puzzling. Then ask your child to explain what the best and worst bits of the book were, and why.

365 Facts of the Day Calendar!

A Facts of the Day Calendar that is like an advent calendar with an educational twist for each day of the year! Click on a month of your choice, then select a picture to reveal facts and information about a special event, famous person or celebration related to that day!  Amaze your family and friends with your new found knowledge!!

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Carlton Junior and Infant School
Upper Road, Dewsbury,
West Yorkshire, WF13 2DQ

Tel: 01924 325265
Fax: 01924 325266
E-mail: office.carlton@kirkleeseducation.uk

If you would like any further information please contact school by email, telephone or letter and the office staff (Mrs O'Brien or Mrs Akhtar) will be more than happy to help in any way they can.

Headteacher: Ms Mahmood
Chair of Governors: Ibrar Ahmed
SENCO: Miss Hewitt