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Colorado Class

Colorado Class Pictures

What a busy two weeks of learning at home you have had! It is been heart-warming to find out how much you have enjoyed the home learning packs as well as all the other wonderful activities you have been involved in.

I know a lot of you have also enjoyed looking at our class page to see what your class mates have been up to. So here are a few more pictures that I have been given to share.

Chloe has been reading with her sisters.
What a lovely guided reading group!
Here is Chloe baking something yummy!
Look at the tasty tiffin she made.
Summer has been working hard completing her home learning pack.
But she has enjoyed some outside fun too!
As well as keeping up with her gymnastics! Well done Summer!
Arieanna has been playing maths games.
Have you been playing games like Arieanna?
Poppy has enjoyed the Easter maths and she wrote an Easter poem.
What a wonderful poem, Poppy!

Have a wonderful Easter break. Stay safe and keep well!


Colorado Class Being Busy Bees

Jacob has taken his learning outside.
What great computing, Jacob!
Learning to tell the time.
What an amazing stained glass window! Well done, Oscar.
Tobie has been learning outside while exercising. He can do 328 jumps on his pogo stick in one go!
He has identified lots of animal tracks.
Tobie made these tasty looking pizzas too.
Ted has been enjoying lots of fraction work.
Ted has also conducted exciting experiments.
Well done for completing your time tables sheet, Ted, great work!

Colorado Class Thursday 2nd April

It is your last day of term.  Let’s make it a fun one!!

Here are some ideas for alternative tasks you can do. Remember these are extra activities to do rather than the ones in your pack so you have more to pick and choose from.

How about writing an Easter poem? It could be all about Easter, Spring, new life or whatever you fancy! Why not design and make some symmetrical egg patterns on paper or card?  Once you are finished you could hide them for a family member to find. Can you remember the PowerPoint of the Easter story? What about designing your own stained glass window? Maybe you could do some Easter baking with your parents.

Don’t forget to email me pictures ( along with permission from a parent ) of the things you have been doing so I can post them here.

Here is an Easter holiday challenge for you.  Create something amazing out of the empty Easter egg packaging you might have. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter holiday. Stay safe and don’t eat all your Easter eggs at once!

Best wishes,

Ms Buckenham

Oscar has been busy working out who was drawing all the moustaches on the art work in the gallery.
He even got moved up the rocket for his amazing detective work!
Oscar has also been enjoying P.E lessons with his dad and baking with his mum.
Poppy has been getting out in the fresh air.
Look at Poppy creating her own workout!
Well done Poppy, you have finished your project on the Ganges River.

Colorado Class Home Learning

Take a look at what these class members have been up to over the past two weeks.

Chloe has been busy experimenting!
What fun Chloe has been having!
Great advice there Chloe!
Some tasty baking by Hannah.
It looks like Hannah is having fun experimenting too.
What a great time to learn new skills, well done Hannah!
You were concentrating hard with your art work, Sonny, well done!
Have you made a rainbow like Sonny has?

Colorado Class Wed 1st April

Wishing you all a wonderful April. Only two days to go until it is the Easter holidays.

If you are looking for some different things to do, I have some ideas here for you.  For Literacy, you could write the Easter story in your own words, using the sequenced pictures from yesterday to help you.  I have also found some Easter multiplication mosaics to help you practise your times tables with. Have you done your Geography project yet? It was to research all about river pollution.  If you look in your home learning pack you will find details about the project. I had provided some websites for you to use.  You could create a poster to show what you found out.

Sonny has been making 3D shapes.
He has also been creative in other ways!
Look at your gold award from all the super work you have been doing!


Colorado Class Home Learning

Thank you to all the children who have sent me pictures to post on the class page. Let’s take a look at what you have been up to so far.

William has been working hard on different maths and literacy activities.
Alex has been busy baking.
Bringing fractions to life using cakes.
Alex has also been keeping fit with Joe Wicks.

Oliver has been conducting his own science experiment.

Keep up with the wonderful activities you are doing, it fantastic to see you having so much fun learning from home.


Colorado Class Tuesday 31st March

Good morning,

It has been wonderful to hear from you and to see all of the amazing things you have been up to. I have especially enjoyed finding out how you are taking the opportunity to use your writing skills to write letters to different family members.

Well done to Callum for doing some outdoor learning!
What neat maths work you have done there Callum!

Following on from the Easter story PowerPoint yesterday, here is a task to sequence pictures from the Easter story into the correct order. If you cannot print off the files, draw 6 of your own pictures to show the main points of the Easter story. 

 Here is another maths challenge. How many eggs? https://nrich.maths.org/939

For Science, I have provided a PowerPoint about classification keys based on characteristics of animals and there are a range of different activity packs for you to choose from (the stars shows the level of difficulty-more stars means trickier work).

Don’t forget to keep in touch and send in any pictures you would like me to post on our class page on the school’s website.

Keep smiling!

Ms Buckenham


Monday 30th March

Good Morning All,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are set for your next week of home learning before you start the Easter holidays.

I am giving you a few ideas of extra things that you might like to do this week so you have something a bit different than what is in your home learning pack. Feel free to pick and choose but please do not feel you need to complete everything as I am just providing alternative options.  

For SPaG there are sentence correcting sheets. While for literacy, there is an Easter story powerpoint for you to read through and become familiar with.   The following websites are available for online books to read. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ or https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx (click on teacher and log in with the user name Parents@harpercollins.co.uk and the password Parents20!)

If you would like some extra maths work, here is a link to an online maths challenge.  https://nrich.maths.org/2002/index

In French we were due to learn the words for different body parts so I have left a learning pack to get you started.

Don’t forget, you can get in touch to let me know what you are doing.

I hope you have a fabulous Monday.

Ms Buckenham


Fri 27th March

Good morning and happy Friday to you all!

Well done to you all for almost completing your first week of home learning. Thank you to those of you who have been in touch. It has been wonderful to find out about what you have been doing and to know you are enjoying this new way of learning.  I am glad to see you are happy and having fun! If we were at school today, I would make you all ‘star of the week’.

Well done Tobie for all of your efforts this week. You made these yummy looking jam tarts.

Well done Levi for impressing your mum with your knowledge of angles and perpendicular lines.

If you would like a picture of you or your work added to the website, send me an email with permission from a parent.

Have a great weekend and stay safe!

Ms Buckenham


Colorado Class Thurs 26th March

Dear Colorado Class

I hope you are having a good week and are now settling in to learning from home.

Today would be our ‘Maths Morning’ so I thought I would provide you with some extra maths sheets, just in case you wanted some more work to do.  Where possible, I have provided the answers.

You would normally have PE and Music this afternoon. I thought maybe you could try some of the PE challenges in your pack or, if you haven’t already, try a work out with The Body Coach. For Music, if you have your recorder at home with you perhaps you could practise playing that. Here is a link to some music from the BBC, School Radio service. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2bL2NL6Cwlsj2Cs4BXkvg9X/primary-music

Tomorrow would usually be our ‘Literacy Morning’. I know I have given you some persuasive writing to do but I wanted to let you know about a poetry competition that you could enter.

The Young People’s Poetry Prize 2020 competition is to celebrate the work of the Cornish poet Charles Causley. It aims to encourage and enable young writers to have a go at writing poetry themselves.

To inspire the young poets of the future to write their own poetry, this year’s theme for the competition is ‘Environment’.

The competition is free to enter and open to all young people aged between 5 and 18 years old. Poems will be judged by Patrick Gale and a panel of poetry judges with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.  Deadline for entries is July 31st 2020.’

Here is a link to the website for more details, including the entry form. https://causleytrust.org

I have been wondering how you are getting on with your home learning pack. You are all very welcome to send me pictures of your work or the other exciting activities that you have been up to. If your parents give their permission, I could post some of your pictures on to our Colorado Class page on the school website. Alternatively, you could send me a message to let me know how you are getting on.

I am thinking of you all and hoping that you’re all feeling happy and enjoying the sunny weather.

Ms Buckenham