Week beginning 22nd June
Dear Beethoven and Mozart,
We hope you enjoyed a productive and fun week at home, mixing some of our challenging and creative home learning tasks with your own enjoyable family activities. Whilst the school remains a little empty without you here, we have really enjoyed receiving some of your work in the school post and email boxes. We always knew we had some talented children in our classes and have been delighted with the standard of work being produced. Keep it up guys!
Please remember the four B’s this week:
1. Be kind
2. Be helpful
3. Be patience
4. Be the best version of yourself.
For week 11, we have posted another detailed collection of home learning activities for you to access at home. The tasks include:
· Our weekly Maths focus is on ‘Position and Movement’. You can decide to complete the problems and questions on the sheet or log onto your Mangahigh accounts. There are also some addition problems you can attempt which require you to use a range of different maths skills you have enhanced during the year.
· English is a series of creative activities on an extract from ‘The Tin Forest’ Written by Helen Ward & Illustrated by Wayne Anderson
· Wider Curriculum provides you with a range of learning tasks on different subjects from our foundation curriculum including Science, History and PE. Use the resource sheets to help.
· The Great 8 continues with another set of interactive challenges which help to develop different learning strategies and skills. This is a fun collection of ideas and activities which can be done with friends and family. We would love to hear about how you are getting on with them!
Remember, keep sending us your hard work – I’m sure you have all produced a piece of work during the last week you are proud of. Please remind your parents that they can send your work via email to the school - they could take a photo of it. Don’t forget to write which class and first name the work belongs to otherwise it could end up with the wrong teacher! Alternatively, you could take a walk with your family and post your work in the school post box which will be located outside the main school gates. We are hoping to see an overflowing post box by the end of the week.
We would also like to remind you about the importance of staying safe and healthy whilst at home. Washing your hands regularly is very important (although singing loudly for at least twenty seconds is optional but highly recommended)! You should also try to do exercise everyday which could include some cosmic yoga, a game of family rounders or counting how many bunny hops you can do in one minute!
We are expecting a hot week once again so please remember to put on sun cream, drink lots of water and wear a hat. We hope you and your family have a fantastic week.
Stay happy and healthy,
Mr Ward, Mr Budd and Mrs Hawkes
Take a look at these online activities to support your learning this week:
A mix of reading and technical writing skills this week; all things we have previously looked at in class.
- Using a thesaurus effectively https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf96ncw
- Using inverted commas (speech marks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbvd7sg
- Using inference when reading https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf7qmfr
After a few weeks looking back at fractions and decimals, see if you can use your knowledge to solve a range of problems.
- Problem solving using hundredths https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4jmyc
- Problem solving with fractions https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7pckmn
- Finding fractions of amounts https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjtg47h
Sometimes its fun to learn about new concepts and ideas that we won't have a chance to study during the school year. The following activities are very interesting and contain lots of ideas and concepts which are good to know. The Science lesson is very important in the context of understanding climate change and global warming.
- Science: Renewable and non-renewable energy https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm9jmyc
- Geography: Biomes https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4qfbwx
- History: Why did the Romans invade Britain? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztryxbk