We have prepared some work for your children to undertake during the school closure period that begins after Friday.
Please encourage your child to read at home during this period of closure, it is important that they read on a daily basis if possible.
We hope that you and your child enjoy these activities. In addition to this, you could encourage them to write a diary of
their time o; or even a short story. Anything to keep them using their skills of maths, reading and writing! Don’t hesitate to contact one of us if you need any help/guidance or recommendations of further work.
Sending you our very best wishes during this uncertain time,
Mrs Board, Mrs Gorman, Mrs Robson, Mrs Raine and Miss Firth
Dear Parents/ Carers,
We hope you have enjoyed family time together over Easter and that you are all keeping well. We have been very impressed by the effort and commitment children; parents and carers have made in their home learning. We know how hard everyone is trying to keep their daily routine going.
The Summer term technically starts on Monday 20th April and we have prepared some fresh home learning resources for you. We will be available to help and support you all that we can. Please feel free to ask any questions as and when you need to. Keep in touch and keep sending us those updates and photos.
We look forward to the day when we can all come back together as a school. Make the most of the time with family and enjoy the learning tasks that we have sent across to you.
Take lots of care of yourselves, hugs to all.
From Mrs Raine and Miss Firth
I really hope that you are all keeping well and have managed to have a good Easter despite the circumstances.....thank goodness for the sunshine!
As we start the new term, I just wanted to update you about the home learning for the next few weeks.
As before, please follow the White Rose Maths home school learning programme:
White Rose have been working closely with the BBC Bitesize Daily Maths team to make a clear learning plan for the summer term. We all agree that it’s vital for children to be as well-prepared as possible for their next school year. To help make this happen, they have set out a 12-week learning plan that means children can:
make sure they understand the main concepts they need for their work next year
cover any new learning that they have not yet have done in school.
The 12-week plan
The plan shows the work that children will cover, week by week.
They have already published two weeks of White Rose Maths summer term learning on their Home Learning web page. Some of this differs a little from the BBC Bitesize plan – but only for the first two weeks. From Week 3 onwards, their plans run in line with each other.
This means that every day, there’s a learning video on the White Rose web page to watch and a link to that day’s BBC Bitesize page for more information and even more lesson content.
After the first two weeks the work sheets will no longer be accessible on the website but as we have a premium account, I will be able to send them to you each week. I hope that all of this makes sense- please ask if it doesn't!
If anyone needs the worksheets to be printed out, please let me know and I can do that in school and we can arrange collection; I will be in school on Monday and Wednesday this week.
Please also remember to practise arithmetic skills daily. The pack I sent before Easter should have plenty of calculations to work- aim to try at least 5 a day if possible.
Our new Science topic for this half term is:
A new rhythm band called “Sounds Spectacular” is being set up. The band members want to make great music using rhythms and tunes made from everyday items. Dave, the leader of the band needs a sound consultant to help him understand the scientific aspects involved, e.g. How will the audience hear the music? How can they change the volume or the pitch of the sounds? Dave hopes you will be able to help but it will mean setting up some investigations and getting to grips with some scientific research. Are you up to the challenge?
This unit of work is taken from Hamilton Trust. I will attach the first 3 lessons today and send the next 3 later on. Hopefully it will be something your child will enjoy exploring with you. Again if you would like printed copies of the worksheets please do let me know.
With kind regards
Good morning again
For those who would like to do some DT work over the coming weeks, the 'Edible Garden' unit of work from Twinkl is good- please see attached the first lesson.
The unit provides an opportunity for your children to learn where and how a variety of ingredients are grown. Firstly, they will learn how to plant seeds and care for their plants so they yield produce that can be used in their cooking. They will then learn how to cook with the ingredients they are growing, following recipes and using different kitchen equipment.
This might be quite nice to look at if you ever have a spare hour in the afternoons!
Dear Classes 2 and 3,
I hope you had a lovely Easter break? Our new topic is a history one - world war II. I want you to do your own research into this, and create an informative project. See attached some guidance for what you could include and how you can present it.
We will share your wonderful work when we are together again.
Parents - please make sure that you supervise your child when they are researching on the Internet to ensure the content is appropriate.
Good luck everyone and stay safe 🙂
Hello my musical Class 3 ,
I am really missing our Tuesday afternoon sessions together but I know you will all be singing along to music at home whilst you are busy doing home/ school work or enjoying the Spring sunshine.
I hope you have all managed to start learning the song from Derby Diocesan, Lift up your voice, which we will be singing together at our first assembly back in school. I can't wait to hear you all singing together once again.
Here are some more music activities, for the next few weeks, that I hope you will enjoy. Have fun.