Dear parents and carers,
It has been another busy week for you all- but I am incredibly impressed with the high standard of work produced by the children this week. Their work on area and perimeter in maths was great, especially with those tricky compound shapes. And I was particularly impressed with the amazing writing that they produced for our work on Shackleton's Journey. The children wrote in role as Shackleton, giving a rousing motivational speech. They used techniques such as repetition for effect and similes to make their speech writing really bold and persuasive. Well done everyone!
Next week we'll be continuing with our work on Shackleton's Journey, looking at what happened *after* the Endurance became stuck in the ice. We're also going to look at the features of newspapers, so that we can write a newspaper report about what happened.
Thank you to all of you for the support that you are giving your children at home. Please remember that I am available for help on Hangouts at any time. I might not get back to you immediately, but I will get back to you!
It's best Year 4 you continue to make us proud with your huge smiles and enthusiasm for learning. We’ve been particularly delighted with those of you who have joined in the headwear dress code for Mrs Gold's video lessons! Please keep those standards high, Pharoah Chandler was a particular highlight (note to my Group - we clearly need to adopt some headwear!)
We have started to award pen licences and would like to congratulate George and Hannah who are the first proud recipients. Please continue to practice daily - we are keeping a very close eye.
We have loved all your enthusiasm for poetry this week, your performances, including a wonderful stop motion animation of Cat Rap by Catherine, have really made us smile. We've also seen some fierce Jabberwocks and discovered that many of you have a real talent for nonsense poetry!
In maths we've been continuing our multiplication and division. On Monday we'll be continuing to divide two digits by one. Don't forget we are here to support you if you get stuck!
Next week we are having a focus on Mental Health, including, as far as possible, screen-free time on Friday. Lots of you had some great suggestions of ways to relax or things that you find helpful that we talked about in our whole class meet today so you could try some of those or have a look at some of the activities on Google Classroom.
Thank you, and all your families supporting you, for all your hard work. We hope you all have a lovely weekend.
See below for some of our Jabberwocks!
Well done everyone for another amazing week learning online. We are really impressed with how much you are getting through and all the fabulous work you are submitting.
Remember you can always contact Mrs Lappin or myself through Google Hangouts if you need any help or support/
In English this week, we will be completing our story together and working on producing our own version of the story. In our video lesson we will plan out our narrative map for each plot point and talk about interesting vocabulary we might want to use. We will also be doing some guided reading activities based on a new story about Florence Nightingale, linking nicely to our superhero topic.
In Maths we will be continuing with money and thinking about paying for items and finding change. We will build upon our knowledge of values of coins and think about possible coin combinations we can use to purchase an item. We will also be using our addition and subtraction skills to solve problems involving finding change.
Our weekly overview can be found below, along with our topic web we have been working on since the beginning of this half term.
Well done for another brilliant week of online learning Year 3 - I have been so impressed with your hard work!
Next week, we will be continuing with our maths topic on Money and we will be starting to look at a new book linking with our Romans topic in our English lessons.
In our video lessons, we'll be working on converting between pence and pounds, and we'll be reading and answering questions about a poem.
Here is our Romans topic map and the list of daily tasks for next week 🙂
Please click on the button below to view Mrs Carnell's celebration collective worship for the week ending the 22nd of January.
Well done on a great week of online learning year 5! Remember to chat with me on Hangouts if you need help or support, or just want to say hi 😁
Click the buttons below to see our tasks for next week and also our Vikings topic web. These are also on Google Classroom as usual for you. We'll be writing our motivational speeches in English, and finishing off our work on area and perimeter in maths. In our video lessons we'll be doing some reading comprehension and also some mental maths games.
As we come the end of our third week of remote learning we just wanted to say how proud we are of all of you and how hard you are all working. We are reaching the end of our English work on The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan and we continue to be amazed by your writing. We hope to share some of your published work soon. In maths our focus has been on multiplication and division which we will be continuing next week.
As you all know, our topic this term is the Ancient Egyptians. This term you can choose work from our topic grid as part of your topic work and I am posting the grid here for reference as well as on Google Classroom.
Thank you to Mrs Mills for the wonderful Ancient Egypt music work she has added to Google Classroom and also to Mrs Price for her work on States of Matter for science. We have loved seeing your home experiments and how innovative you all are in finding resources with which to complete your experiments.
I have also attached a copy of the overview plan for next week's remote learning. Please remember to try to do your daily activities of some exercise (we should all ideally aim to be active for at least an hour per day), reading, times tables, handwriting and spellings. We appreciate that it's not always easy when working from home but, as with most things, the more you practise, the better you'll get!
We hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week.
Take care and best wishes,
Mrs Gold and Ms Griffiths
Well done Year 5 for all of your hard work last week. I saw some really work on Google Classroom!
This week we are sentence stacking Shackleton's motivational speech in English, and we are continuing with are and perimeter in maths. Have a look at the file above for more information, and keep an eye on Google Classroom for your assignments.
We began our unit of work on Poems to Perform by listening to the Rhythm of Life by Michael Rosen. We discussed the repeated phrases and rhythm of the poem. We then had a try at learning the poem. We created actions to accompany the words. We were really impressed with the performance after learning the poem in a short space of time.
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