Here you will find all the things you need to keep learning at home during this difficult time. Log on each day to see the latest suggestions, to find links to great things you can do both online and off, to see photos of your friends at work at home, and examples of the work they are doing. Send us what you are learning before 9 am each day, and you may well see it here! Any great, interesting or original work or photos, any top tips, or even a joke of the day; just email me. Let’s share our learning and living experiences.
Keep safe, busy and smiling, everyone!
Here is the class football (or what’s left of it), also known as the Lockdown Football, which, for me, will represent our time outside enjoying the sunshine and playing together. I’m sure our home learners have also enjoyed more time outside this school year too.
And now we’re finally finished, here are a few pieces of work and news.
Great open letters from some of you; please read them and enjoy them.
We are proud of you, Riley, for coming into school with a smile, and also for your work at home. You were able to get straight down to writing a newspaper report, as you had spent time at home thinking about and planning the characters and events. You have slotted into a new class with different children and different routines. That’s a sign of your growing maturity. Great work, Riley.
Wow. It’s the last few days, and everybody has worked so hard this year! In school, we would still have some structure and be keeping children busy, although the adults would all be very busy sorting and tidying!
For these last few days, I have looked for some fun ‘transition-type’ activities, as well as the ‘regular’ activities. Many children tell me they love the comprehension sheets, so here are the last two, about Cats (Year 4) and Cycling (Year 5). Personally, I’m happy for you to just read. I have also added my own open letter to the class. I would really appreciate it if all the children were able to have a read of it. If any children want to write their own, then add some of their own photos or illustrations, it would be lovely to display these here next week, as a way of saying goodbye to each other. I have included some editable border paper below, although most children will be able to make their own. If you don’t fancy writing, then how about a photo-montage or a poster to show us what you have been up to?
I have also added the maths and English summer booklets, which I know not all children have done.
Please don’t forget the Summer Reading Challenge this year. It’s on the theme of The Silly Squad. Libraries are opening again and, after so many weeks when children have had to read and reread their own books, this is a fantastic opportunity to get some more reading material. I would say, if you do one thing to catch up this summer, do some reading! If you want any advice on good books and authors, I can help a little, but the librarians will be so much better.
Well done to Belle, for being our Superstar of the Week (see the home page). It’s great when children are able to work so hard when they are both in school and at home, like Belle, over the week.
And a belated well done for a beautiful bag from our No Plastic Bags Day last week. I have even seen this bag being used!
A big well done to Thomas, who has been improving his typing and keyboard skills; very useful. We’re also proud of Zac, who has been ahead of the game, and finished his newspaper report, as he is in school next week.
Autumn has been really busy with some great multiplication and history; well done, Autumn.
Last week is your very last whole week of the school year. So please, let’s all have a final big push and send me your lovely work, from Monday through to Friday!
A massive well done to all home teachers, as well as home learners; we are now in the ‘home straight’! In this last week, it would be fantastic if children were to able to get their newspaper report finished (more on the planning sheet below) and to feel confident using written methods for multiplication and division. For science and history, we are aiming to ‘wrap up the learning’. For other foundation subjects, I know families have been either working from the plans from the start of this half-term (see planning sheet) or doing some of their own creative and physical activities.
What a great week we’ve had, and what a great day! Today was International No Plastic Bag day. Well done to everyone who looked on the websites, played the game and/or made a newspaper bag. They were trickier than they looked, weren’t they? And I’m afraid the in-school learners would NOT have earned enough to support their families. We found it quite an eye-opener. If you and your family would like to do more to help support initiatives like paper-bag making, then look at the link below.
Well done also to children who have been learning about friction in science and practising their athletics skills for PE.