Class Danube Monday 30th March

Hi Class Danube,

I hope you all had a lovely, chilled weekend!

Here is the link to today’s video:

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.

Thank you for the wonderful emails. It’s great to hear from so many of you.

I loved your ‘Friday feeling’ dance Daisy! You definitely got me in the weekend spirit on Friday.

N has been very creative last week, here are pictures of her man she’s made out of sticks and the whale she sewed herself. They are very impressive!

Well done to J too, after watching the YouTube video on Friday she put all of her teddies in height order.

Please feel free to send me emails/ pictures of the activities you have been up to. It would be lovely to add more examples of the wonderful things you are doing to the website.

I hope you all have a great week.

Stay safe,

Miss Adamson

Class Danube Friday 27th March

Hi Class Danube,

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!

Miss Adamson

Danube Class Thursday 26th March

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. Keep Smiling, Miss Adamson.

Danube Class 25th March

Hi Class Danube,

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.

I had some lovely feedback about reading a story for yesterday’s video, thank you for that! A great website that you can listen to a story everyday is:  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Thank you for all your feedback and well done for all your hard work! If I had a rocket at home, you’d all be on the moon by now.

Keep smiling,

Miss Adamson.

Danube Class 24th March

Hi Class Danube, I hope you have had a good first day of home-schooling. Each week day I will put a video on YouTube. Today’s video can be found on the link:

It would be great if you could have a go at 1 Maths worksheet and 1 Literacy worksheet from the home learning pack each day and read for at least 5 minutes.

Today’s extra challenge is to create a rainbow and put it in your window for others to see. Here is an example I found online:

Image result for rainbow in windows

I would love to see your rainbows, so it would be great if you wanted to email them to me.

Keep Smiling,
Miss Adamson.

Shrove Tuesday

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.

Our Winter Forest Day

For our winter day we spent the whole day outside enjoying the signs of winter in our outside areas. We had a great time building dens, making winter prints, singing winter songs, creating bracelets and drawing winter pictures. We also spent time in the digging area, identified trees by their buds or bark and made bug hotels. We talked about the different animals that hibernate in the winter and made winter habitats for different animals. It was a fantastic, fun-filled day!