Here I will post different ideas you can use to keep learning at home during this difficult time. Have a look each day to see the latest suggestions. There will be links to things you can do online and photos of your friend’s work at home.
If you have anything you would like to contribute – super work, photos, great links to online activities, even a joke-of-the-day, then email me and I will add it to the next post.
We have made it to the end of term! I am so proud of every single one of you! The work you have sent me and the activities you have been doing has been amazing. I have been so impressed with how resilient you all are. This will be my last post on the website until after the Easter holidays but I will try to continue to add a YouTube video each week day (when I can). This won’t be things relating to what we would have been learning but more creative, artistic activities that will hopefully keep you busy for a while. Please don’t feel that you need to keep up with the YouTube videos during the holidays, they are optional encase you’d like an idea of fun activities to do.
Here is the link to today’s video, I hope you enjoy spotting my mistakes! I think my cat wanted to be in the video too!
For a literacy activity click on https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html and watch the film clip about the meerkats. After you have watched it, have a go at describing the beautiful setting of the African plains.
Thank you for all the pictures you have sent in!
Bella, you have been up to so many exciting things!
And Daisy has been doing lots of lovely things too!
Summer has made a beautiful chick and lamb along with her poem about spring. Well done Summer!
Finn has been extremely busy painting, cooking pancakes, researching his own geography topic, making a campfire (with marshmallows!) and much more…
It looks like you’re having a great time Finn!
And Oliver has been baking, making lots of things out of junk modelling, researching about plants, writing poems and much more…
Those cakes look delicious, you’ll have to send me the recipe!
Eden has worked so hard to find out what plants need to survive, you have presented your findings so beautifully and clearly Eden!
Thank you so much to all parents /carers for all the lovely emails, pictures and examples of learning. It makes my day seeing all the wonderful things you are all doing.
Have a lovely Easter break, you definitely all deserve the rest!
Stay safe, I will look forward to seeing you all soon!
Have a go at finding out what a plant needs to survive. You can use the internet or books to research. Then you can display the information how you like, for example a poster, leaflet or flyer.
So today is April fools day, rather than playing tricks on your family, I wonder if you could have a go at writing jokes together. I’ve written a couple for you to get you started:
How are false teeth like stars?
They come out at night!
How do you make an octopus laugh?
I hope you enjoyed them! I would love to hear some of your jokes too!
I have received fantastic examples of work over the last day, well done all of you who are working hard and staying focused!
After watching yesterday’s video, Eden wrote a beautiful poem about Spring.
R has been very busy with his learning, he’s been finding out about Picasso and has created a cubist picture. He has also been practising and recording his times tables, I think you can agree, they are very impressive and he’s in year 1!
And S has been become a scientist and created her own volcano:
It looks like great fun, I’m sure you enjoyed yourself!
Keep up the hard work, you’re almost at the end of the school term. As we say in class, you can almost reach the holidays with your finger tips!
Sorry I didn’t explain the activity very well at the end, I’m very new to being a ‘YouTuber’! When you have listened to the story it would be great if you could think of rhyming words. You can either do this by thinking of a word and thinking of lots of words that rhyme with it/think of pairs of rhyming words, or you could play back the story and write down all the words that rhyme. You can present this by making a poster of rhyming words, use them in a poem or write a list of pairs of words that rhyme.
Phonics Activity Pack
Please find below a phase 5 phonics activity pack and answer booklet. This should keep you all busy this week and it’s a really good way to stay confident with your phonic knowledge while school is closed.
We have reached the end of the first home-schooling week. Well Done! I hope you’re all ready to do our Friday dance at the end of the day!
Here is today’s video:
I forgot to say while recording, if you would like to challenge yourself then it would be great if you could measure how tall each toy is. Don’t worry if you don’t have a tape measure – you could always measure them in lego blocks or something similar instead.
So today is usually our Maths morning – here are some ideas of activities you could do:
Practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s (you could always look back at the video from Monday to help you)
Order toys/teddies in height order like today’s video
See how high you can count – I bet none of you can count higher than 100. Prove me wrong!
Spot different 3D shapes in your house. Is your coffee table a cuboid? Is your clock a cylinder?
Practise telling the time.
Thank you so much for all the lovely emails this week! It’s great to see all the wonderful things you are doing each day.
A and T have been on lovely adventures across fields and A has been baking some shortbread biscuits. I bet they were delicious!
Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and keep smiling!
Hi Class Danube,
I hope you’re starting to settle into learning at home, I know it’s all a
bit of a change but it sounds like you’re doing brilliantly!
Please find today’s video on the link below:
In History we are still focusing on inventors. I know that lots of you are continuing with your project which is fantastic. This week, it would be great if you could research who Samuel Morse is and what he invented. When you’ve done that, it would be wonderful if you could make a poster about him. I would love to see any posters you make so feel free to email them to me.
Today would normally be our Literacy morning. I wonder if you could write an adventure story imagining that you are a secret agent on a mission. What could your mission be? Are you a good secret agent or an evil one? I know that you all love writing stories so I thought it would be a fun activity that could keep you busy this afternoon. If you would like to share any work that you do, you can always email it to me.
I hope you’re all keeping well! A special well done to Oscar for your pictures of you working at home on your home learning pack. I know most of you are getting on really well with your learning; I’m very impressed!
Here is the link to today’s YouTube video:
Have a go at finding each part of a plant from your garden. Think about what we’ve learnt before and why each part of the plant is needed. See if you can explain this to your parents. If you can’t remember, it would be interesting to research online.
Today in Class Danube we have been learning about Shrove Tuesday. We made our own pancakes and added tasty toppings to them; they were delicious! Next we used our sense to think of descriptive vocabulary to use in our poems about pancakes. After that we discussed the story behind lent and why it is important for Christians to celebrate it. This involved us thinking about how Jesus felt and the lead up to Good Friday. We had a great day learning about why it is traditional to eat pancakes, what happens on Ash Wednesday and why Christians give something up for lent.