Home Learning – Year 1

Fun on Friday!

Today’s message I am writing from inside the school. It’s really strange being hear without seeing you all and hearing your laughter…  I collected the rest of the garden peas so I can do some more gardening at home. Yesterday I planted some tomatoes, aubergine, basil and chives, but I had one pot let. Thankfully there are some garden pea seeds ready plant!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and continue to keep in touch through the website. You are all amazing and have done a tremendous job of a very unusual and tricky week. Remember, we are still here to listen and support.

Best wishes and big smiles,

Miss Hall 🙂

Chester Zoo Live Virtual Tour

Home

Check out the Chester Zoo live virtual tour starting tomorrow at 10:00. Here is the schedule:

10:00 👉 Red pandas 🐼
11:00 👉 Rothschild’s giraffes 🦒
12:00 👉 Asian elephants 🐘
13:00 👉 Butterflies 🦋
14:00 👉 Sun bears 🐻
14:30 👉 Sumatran tigers 🐅
14:45 👉 Humboldt penguins 🐧
16:00 👉 Aquarium* 🐠

Tune in and enjoy!

Miss Hall 🙂

Home Learning – Year 2

It’s Friday 27th March- Jobs and Jokes day!

Hello everyone!

Friday is Jobs and Jokes day so send in your favourite joke and I will share them on the website.

Also, choose a job you can do at home to help out. Send in a photo of you doing it. It would be great to see how helpful you can be.

It is the Easter Holidays coming up. I’m not going to be setting any learning so, keep working through your home learning project ideas but I will make sure the Bug Club activities are updated for those people who do them.

Take care

Mr F.

 

It’s Thursday 26th March.

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. Stay safe, wash your hands and keep your distances but don’t stop being happy.

Remember your R-Time skills when you are talking and listening to each other and keep practicing your handwriting!

I’ve added another Bug Club game for those who have finished the last one and I am watching your reading closely. I will give everyone who can read their book fluently and then completes the activities a new book. Hopefully, I will be able to leave a little message as well so look out for these.

Today is Roast day and Stay and Play, so why not keep a food diary today and record everything you eat and then dig out another game to play together. Do you know which foods you eat give you protein? Do you know what our bodies use protein for?

Look after yourselves and each other.

All the best

Iain F.

Home Learning – Year 3/4 Base 1

Friday, 27th March 2020

Friday 27th March 2020

We’ve made it to Day 5.

First week almost done and dusted!

Our bench is coming along nicely. Bethany and I have been busy preparing the paint, stirring it up to make sure it is nicely mixed and that the paint mixture is evenly mixed together. The paint had been sitting in the garage for well over a year and had separated. It was crucial that we mixed it. We then got our paint brushes out and started to paint it. It is looking better already! We have plenty of more coats to do yet before it will be finished.

 

 

 

 

 

Have you found a project yet? If not, it’s not too late to start.

 

 

 

 

Something new to do or explore

Art and Design

Create your own board game. Using the template create your own board game that you and all your family can play together. Be creative and have fun….

Create my own board game template

 

Discovery Education

I hope you have all logged onto Discovery Education. If not and you are having difficulties, please email the school and the message will be passed on to me. I will get back to you with a solution as soon as I can.

On the front of the learning packs received towards the end of the week, there was a username and password for a resource called ‘Discovery Education’. On Discover Education you will find lots of different resources to support your child’s learning. Check out the section ‘Espresso’ – ‘KS2’.

I hope you have been able to log into Discovery Education. Today, I would like you to do the following activities.

English

Once in the section KS2, please go to ‘English’ – ‘Grammar and punctuation’ – ‘punctuation’ – ‘Using commas to clarify meaning’ – Watch the video. Have a go at the quizzes and activity afterwards.

Have fun learning and happy exploring….

Maths

Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

If you click on one of the four operations (+ – X ÷), it will bring you to a screen with lots of different activities. You can then choose for yourself the level of challenge you wish to have.

Mental Maths Train is a maths game which focuses on the essential vocabulary of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It can help children to understand what type of calculation they have to do when faced with word problems.

It is a multiple choice game that is suitable for children from 5 to 11 years of age. Mental Maths Train is also good for consolidation of times tables knowledge.

For the best experience press the full-screen icon in the top right corner of the game. As with all of our games, Mental Maths Train is tablet friendly and it works well on an interactive whiteboard.

 

Things to continue with

David Walliams Book Reading

David Walliams is reading one of his World’s Worst Children stories every day at 11am. Check out his website – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ to tune in.

 Handwriting/Spelling

I have uploaded some handwriting/spelling resources. It includes the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list, along with another list of words we use every day called High Frequency Words or HFW spelling list. You do not have to use the spelling and the handwriting resources together but it works well using both together.  The best thing to do is to only choose about 5 or 6 spellings at any one time and focus on those until they are learned rather than trying to learn too many at once.

Times Tables

Keep learning your times table. All the hard work is paying off!!! (https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/)

Bug Club

Keep going with Bug Club. I have updated everyone’s Bug Club account. Your login details are in the front of your home and school contact books on page, Wc 30th September 2019. I will be allocating activities on Bug Club for you to complete over the next while.

PE/Dancing

If you are following Joe Wicks – Well done – We did it as a family today and my goodness we were so tired by the end. We were doing it on catch up as we could not do it at 9am. So, if you miss the one at 9am, Joe saves the session to his Youtube channel so it can be accessed anytime.

Dancing with Oti Mabuse is live on her Facebook page where you can learn a dance routine. This goes live at 11.30am each day.

Topic

Continue with your Easter Topic learning. This is a project type task and it should take time to complete. Please see the previous post – Easter Home Learning for more details. To see the progress your project is making, you can create a photographic diary if you take pictures of the different stages of your learning. This would be something I would love to see uploaded to the website for me to see.

Again a massive well done to you all. What a week! The weather has been great. I hope you have all had a chance to get outside for a walk or out into the garden to explore and learn.  

 Have a great day.

Mr Whitty

Thursday, 26th March 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

We’ve made it to Day 4.

Today was a busy day. As well doing our learning, we got down to the business of transforming our bench. After a good wipe down, Bethany and I got sanding. It was hard work. It took concentration, resilience and time! We had to do the same thing over and over again. By going over the sanding we had already done again and again, we knew we were making it look and feel better. We often do this in our learning too. We practice our maths, writing, spellings or times tables over and over to polish them up or to make them perfect, It feels so good when we can see the finished result after so much hard work.

 

 

 

See the pictures of Bethany and I at work today. We learned so much about words and their meaning through our conversation. We learned that the word ‘coat’ has many different meanings and that it can be a noun and a verb.

Noun – Put on your coat.

Verb – The bench was coated in a thin layer a sawdust.

 

 

 

Something new to do or explore

David Walliams Book Reading

David Walliams is reading one of his World’s Worst Children stories every day at 11am. Check out his website – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ to tune in.

 

Discovery Education

I hope you have all logged onto Discovery Education. If not, and you are having difficulties, please email the school and the message will be passed on to me. I will get back to you with a solution as soon as I can.

On the front of the learning packs received towards the end of the week, there was a username and password for a resource called ‘Discovery Education’. On Discover Education you will find lots of different resources to support your child’s learning. Check out the section ‘Espresso’ – ‘KS2’.

I hope you have been able to log into Discovery Education. Today, I would like you to do the following activity.

Once in the section KS2, please go to ‘English’ – ‘Grammar and punctuation’ – Sentence – Expressing possibility using modal verbs & adverbs – Watch the video. Have a go at the quizzes and activity afterwards.

Make a Top Five 5 List

Make a Top Five 5 List of things you find outside. Why do you find them interesting? What do you use them for? If you are not sure of what the object is, who could you ask? Have a good reason why the objects are on your Top Five 5 list.

I look forward to learning about the treasures you encounter.

Have fun learning and happy exploring….

Things to continue with

Handwriting/Spelling

I have uploaded some handwriting/spelling resources. It includes the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list, along with another list of words we use every day called High Frequency Words or HFW spelling list. You do not have to use the spelling and the handwriting resources together but it works well using both together.  The best thing to do is to only choose about 5 or 6 spellings at any one time and focus on those until they are learned rather than trying to learn too many at once.

Times Tables

Keep learning your times table. All the hard work is paying off!!! (https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/)

Bug Club

Keep going with Bug Club. I have updated everyone’s Bug Club account. Your login details are in the front of your home and school contact books on page, Wc 30th September 2019. I will be allocating activities on Bug Club for you to complete over the next while.

PE/Dancing

If you are following Joe Wicks – Well done – We did it as a family today and my goodness we were so tired by the end. We were doing it on catch up as we could not do it at 9am. So, if you miss the one at 9am, Joe saves the session to his Youtube channel so it can be accessed anytime.

Dancing with Oti Mabuse is live on her Facebook page where you can learn a dance routine. This goes live at 11.30am each day.

Topic

Continue with your Easter Topic learning. This is a project type task and it should take time to complete. Please see the previous post – Easter Home Learning for more details. To see the progress your project is making, you can create a photographic diary if you take pictures of the different stages of your learning. This would be something I would love to see uploaded to the website for me to see.

 

Well done everyone. Keep uploading your learning to the website. I am so impressed with what I am seeing. You are brilliant and inspirational. Have fun, keep safe and remember to get outside to learn as often as you can.

See you soon.

Mr Whitty

 

 

 

Home Learning – Year 3/4 Base 2

Wishing you all the best…stay safe…speak soon!

Dear Year 3 and 4 Base 2,

Wow! What a week it has been for everyone.  I am very proud of all of you for putting your safety first and staying at home.  I can appreciate this has been a tough week for everyone and getting into different routines can prove challenging.  I hope you are all giving yourselves credit for just how difficult this is for everyone and you are managing it fantastically no doubt!

As I prepare to for my little baby to arrive, I wanted to say a thank you.  It has been a pleasure teaching all of you.  You have all made great progress in yourselves and your learning.  I would also like to thank your mum’s, dad’s, and the rest of your families for supporting you (fast tracking their way to ‘teacherhood’).

With not knowing if the school remains closed after the Easter holiday, I wanted to reassure you your learning will not cease!  However there will be a slight change.  Instead of receiving daily learning activities you will receive it weekly.  Mr Whitty will make sure it is uploaded to our class webpage.  Please feel free to contact the school with any questions; Mr Whitty will do his best to reply to these.  Mr Whitty will also check your Bug Clubs and make sure you have plenty of books.

Remember to stay safe, help out around the house and be kind to one another.

See you all soon!

Mrs Cousins.

Friday 27th March 2020

Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning base 2,

We have reached day 5 and the last day of learning before you go into the Easter holidays!  You are all doing amazingly well.

For today I would like you to complete the following:

Exercise

I hope you are keeping up with Joe Wicks and are able to do the other exercises I gave you.  Have many of you tried ‘Under the Sea’ Yoga that was recommended?

English

I would like you to consolidate your learning of Adverbials.  On Bug Club I have allocated you a learning game called ‘Using Adverbials’.  There are plenty of challenges for you to complete.

Maths

Play the ‘Multiplication Maths Game’ you were given.

Continue with your times table practise.

(https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/)

Reading and Comments

Continue with your reading.

Yesterday, David Walliams released a free audiobook on https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/. For those of you that like a routine, a new book is shared at 11:00 daily, however you can access any he has previously shared on his website at any time.

Life Education

Don’t forget to see what Harold has been up to: https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary

Easter Home Learning

If you scroll back through the webpage you will see ‘Easter Home Learning’.  For the next two weeks you need to complete this.

I hope you have a well-deserved Easter break eating lots of chocolate (that includes mums and dads as well!).

Take care, Mrs Cousins.

Home Learning – Year 5

Friday 27th March

Good Morning year 5,

Well, what an unusual week it has been. I am so glad that the sun has come out, enabling us all to spend some time in our gardens, get windows open and make the most of the daily exercise.

Over the next two weeks, please keep up the essentials: Reading daily, practising your spellings/handwriting using the 5/6 spellings list and daily times tables practice…and yes, Maths Prodigy! Year-5-or-6-Spellings-Whole-Year-Tick-Box.docx 

UPDATE: I have been finding my way around the Prodigy site this morning. The review reports I can see for each of your profiles are showing some inconsistent scores. Please make sure you are thinking about the questions and taking a little time to ensure you answer them correctly. The website uses your answers to decide what level of questions you need next. I have allocated you all an assessment to complete on decimal numbers and rounding. Please take care when completing this so that I know whether you need more practice on this area of maths or are ready to move on. Thanks in advance!

Keep active, both inside and out, making the most of websites such as Joe Wicks, Just Dance and GoNoodle – I’m sure there will be even more options by the time you have read this!

A reminder about your Easter Project:

In art, we have been looking at different mythological creatures. We have learned that these were often made by combining different animals (sometimes even humans). Please research a mythical beast of your choice. You can present this in any way you would like (PPT on a USB stick, Poster, information text etc).

You need to know at least:

  • Where did the mythical beast originate?
  • What does the mythical beast do?
  • What creatures are combined to make the mythical creature?
  • What is the story that links to the mythical creature?

Please also design your own mythical beast. It would be great if you could draw/paint/create it as a presentation piece to share with the class. If you are able to upload a photo of you doing this, I would love to see your progress!

A challenge for you all…when you are next online, google the positive impacts of our communities slowing down and reducing transport. Some of the images (such as in Venice) are really quite extraordinary.

Fab resources I’ve noticed online:

  • World of David Walliams – daily audiobook
  • The maths factor – free maths sessions from Carol Vorderman
  • Prodigy Maths
  • Joe Wicks – P.E. Sessions
  • Scratch.mit.edu – coding activities
  • Rosetta Stone – 3 months free French learning

There will be soo many more out there that you are using, if there are any particularly good sights you would like to recommend, send me an email through this website and I’ll share with the rest of our year 5 team. 

Look after yourselves, 

Miss Shopland

 

Happy Thursday!

Good morning all,

I hope you are still all well and are managing to enjoy the sunshine.

Today’s maths challenge question is: 

I’ve not yet managed to sign up to Carol Vorderman’s maths factor, I’d be really keen to know your thoughts if anyone has managed to sign up and have a go at the daily activities?

Please keep practising your Times Tables daily as well as using maths Prodigy.

 

For today’s literacy please log on to Discovery Espresso, KS2 English, Grammar & Punctuation, Punctuation and then watch the video and complete the activities on Using apostrophes to show singular and plural possession and Using commas to clarify meaning. 

 

David Walliams will be releasing a free audiobook at 11:00 today @ https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ For those of you that like a routine, a new book is shared at 11:00 daily, however you can access any he has previously shared on his website at any time. 

 

I am completing Joe Wicks’ workout with my achy legs in our classroom today! It feels very strange without you all, but I must admit I’m glad you couldn’t all see me attempting the Spiderman workout moves yesterday!

 

 

Home Learning – Year 6

27/03/20

Day 5 learning (Friday 27/03/20)

And so to the final day’s learning before the Easter break. You should have recorded four 20-minute reading sessions this week into your Reading & Contact book. If you followed the advice we talked about last week, you would also now have finished your holiday home learning (an extra hour each day this week.)

So onto today’s learning… but first a joke. Why didn’t Pythagoras like chips? Because they were made in Ancient Grease.

Erm. Ok then. Visit the Discovery Education Espresso website and log-in with the username and password you were given (you put it on the back of your Reading and Contact book on a sticker.)

Click on these options: Key Stage Two – History – Greeks – events

Watch the video clip – What was the importance of the Olympic Games?

Next, explore the link to the right of the video clip: Special Report – Olympics

Activity

Use the biggest sheet of paper in your learning pack to present your final draft of a poster about The Olympic Games. You should research it first and collect your information into your lined booklet. Compare the two versions of the Olympics: ancient and modern. Tell your reader about when they started, why they started, the different events, the clothing worn, the location, how often they were held and so on.

There isn’t an extension activity today – just spend longer researching your poster and drawing better pictures of the different events. This should take a lot of time today so it’s just as well you have finished your holiday home learning and this week’s reading! As usual, do your best.

Enjoy the Easter holidays as much as you can but remember, the most important thing is to follow the rules and keep yourself and others safe. I’ll be back after Easter with more learning and even more jokes! (Groan!) Bye for now… Mr Hankin

26/03/20

Day 4 learning (Thursday 26/03/20)

Morning all. Hopefully you’re enjoying the activities so far? Apologies for not posting an activity yesterday – technical difficulties while working from home! I’m back in school now so no more problems!

All of this is a bit weird, isn’t it, but let’s make the best of it, eh?

Which reminds me of a joke: You know when scuba divers enter the water from a boat? Do you know why they fall backwards into the water? Because if they fell forwards, they would land in the boat.

Okay. Onto today’s learning…

Visit the Discovery Education Espresso website.

Log-in with the username and password you were given (you put it on the back of your Reading and Contact book on a sticker.)

Click on these options:

Key Stage Two – History – Greeks – life

Watch the video clip – Who did the Ancient Greeks worship and why?

Activity

Who were the 12 Greek gods, known as the Olympians? What were their roles? What were their special powers? Find out what you can about each god and record your research in note form (not full sentences) into the lined booklet you were given. Use other research sources, not just the video clip (in other words, use the internet to research.) This is a good source: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Greece.html

Extension Activity

Can you find any stories involving the gods? Find out about ancient Greek myths – stories involving the gods and humans and usually involving a quest (like Jason and the Argonauts!) Focus on one myth and present it as a comic strip (remember, like the King Midas cartoon in an old reading paper we did?)