We hope that you have had a lovely break and well-earned rest over half-term. We are excited to see you all again and although we know the end is in sight, we will continue as we have been and take each week as it comes, with the hope that it will not be too much longer before we can see you all again back in school. You have all been amazing and worked so hard over the last few weeks, we are super proud of all of you.
So we will continue to upload the work on to here each day and we would really like to see all of you everyday at our Zoom meetings, which will remain at the same times everyday. It not only allows us to go through the activities with you, but it is really important to try and maintain daily routines as much as possible. It is also equally important to continue to see your friends everyday as you would in class...and us too of course.
With so much of our learning being online, please don't forget to find ways to stay active and get outside for some fresh air each day. Fingers crossed with Spring on its way, this will get a little bit easier.
We would like you to continue to read for at least half an hour each day and try to log this into your reading diaries, so that we can celebrate when you return to school and receive lots of goodies from Mrs Brown's box of prizes. We would also like you to be practising your times tables using TT Rockstars at least twice a week (we have your logins if you need them).
Just remember to look after yourselves and each other.
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Holloway and Mrs Carrick x
Practise your times tables for at least 20 minutes using TT Rockstars. If you would also like to test yourself as we would in class, the sheets are further down this page, or we could email them to you.
Horse Race Game
In Maths today we have been looking at probability and we played this fun Horse Race Game. Once we had played it, we then systematically worked out all of the possibilities so we could see which number was most likely to win. we found out that, although the number 7 was statistically more likely, other numbers often won! Then we made up our own version of the game with a different dice combination - using 1, 2, 3 1-6 die or some 0-9 die. You might enjoy this game at home!
Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
On Thursdays and Fridays, for the rest of the term, we are going to be looking at the book, 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. This fabulously written book is full of interesting talking points and relatable ideas to discuss reasoning for characters actions. We will be working our way through the book; talking, using drama, writing, drawing and immersing ourselves as we go.
If you are still learning at home and would like to join us on this journey, there is a link to an online copy of the book and there are some of the resources we will use. As we progress in class, I will upload any tasks we do at school that you might like to have a go at at home.
This week in Maths we had a go at making some tessellating patterns and using them to create some Escher inspired art.
Here is a link to a youtube video that shows you how we did it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FIOF8xsPas
Here is a link to find out more about Escher and his art - https://mcescher.com/
We are so looking forward to seeing those of you who are returning to school on Monday. It may feel strange to begin with, but we'll soon get used to the new way of learning!
We have now come to the end of online learning, however, for those of you not returning, please continue to follow the BBC Bitesize daily lessons for Maths and English. For all other areas of the curriculum, please use the Oak National Academy online lessons, which consist of presentations, videos and activities for you to follow. The links are provided below. We have also included the last of the Science unit on Evolution and Adaptation.
Those of you going to TPS should be receiving emails directly from them containing weekly transition activities. We will also be uploading any work we feel will be relevant to your child that has been completed in the classroom.
Don't forget to continue reading daily and accessing TTRockstars and Purple Mash. Enjoy your learning!
Go Big, Be Awesome Workbook.
Session 1 Being Awesome
This week we will be learning all about bees!
Look in the 'Bees Week Home Learning' PDF for options and ideas. Each is hyperlinked to the documents to make it easy to find what you want. Simply click on the blue underlined words and it will take you to the right thing.
The blog is now active and Miss Green has uploaded some videos of her reading some bee books in the 'Video Centre' and a rainbow science experiment for you to try.
Really looking forward to seeing you all soon and in the meantime seeing your comments and work in the blog!
We wondered if you'd like to help decorate the new NHS Nightingale Hospital. They would like to decorate the walls with drawings by children. Please can you draw beautiful, colourful pictures and then email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
They will organise getting them sent on.
You can find pictures of your friends doing some home learning in the 'Gallery'.