Hi Team CT,
Please see the attached video Miss Garratt has created. It will give you some help in responding to activities I have posted on Seesaw. Hopefully, it might support you with completing activities and sending finished pieces back to me.
Take care, Miss Taylor
Please find attached the Whale Words story linked to todays Literacy activity on SeeSaw.
Hi Team CT,
As we come to the end of another week I thought I would send you a message to say that I hope you are all well and taking care. I hope you are keeping yourselves busy with home learning, helping your parents out around the house but also taking some time for yourselves. Remember that in a time like this you need to make sure you are doing a balance of activities to keep your minds healthy. Your health and well-being is the most important thing. Like yourselves, I too have been very busy. As you will have noticed, I have been blogging lots of things on our class page for you to do.
Some of you may have realised that I have been posting lots and lots of activities on our class page and may have found it quite difficult to keep up with all the work. That's okay! I would not expect you to get through everything I posted. However, I did want to make sure there was plenty on there and a range of subject areas for you to have a look at. My advice would be to try and have a go at a Maths and Literacy activity each day and then something that covers one area of the curriculum.
As of Monday, I will do less blogging on the website as daily activities will be posted on Seesaw instead. This should be a lot more manageable for yourselves and it will help you to understand what I would like you to achieve on a daily basis. Of course, you are more than welcome to come back to our class blog if you would like to do some other activities that I have posted over the last couple of weeks but the tasks I would like you to complete each day will be posted on Seesaw. I hope this helps!
Remember that today is the start of the weekend so please take a break from school work, have some time to yourselves and spend some with your family. Family is the most important thing right now so please make the most of having your parents/carers/siblings around and do something fun together.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I am missing you all very much and I am looking forward to seeing you all soon. Thank you to all those who have kept in touch via the school email/twitter, it's been lovely to hear from you and has put a smile on my face. Take care of yourselves and family and stay safe.
Thinking of you all and sending lots of love,
As a school, we are committed to ensuring your child gets the best possible education that we can offer. The current circumstances are proving to be a bit of a challenge for us all and we know that education is quite difficult at the moment whilst we are facing this pandemic.
With this in mind, we have subscribed to the online platform ‘SeeSaw’. SeeSaw is a platform that allows teachers to set home learning for each child in their class.
Over the next few days, you will be receiving an email (with an attachment of the document below) that provides you with more information about how Seesaw works and how we are going to use it as a school. You will also receive your child's log on details in this email. Please look out for this arriving in your inboxes.
As of Monday 27th April 2020, all learning and activities will be placed on Seesaw and not on class blog pages. Although we will continue to post blogs regularly, we will not be using them to the extent that we have done over the past few weeks,
Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Life and parenting can be challenging in normal situations. The situation we find ourselves in currently is far from normal.
We have put together a number of useful links and documents, as well as advice on how to deal with some difficult situations you might find ourselves in. Please take a look at the information below and do not hesitate to contact school if you would like any additional information regarding these topics or anything else you need advice and support about - if we cannot help, we will know who can.
HAPPY SAINT GEORGE'S DAY
Today is Saint George's Day. Attached are two PowerPoints to help you learn about the day.
Choose a Saint George's Day activity to complete.
1. Design a poster to help others understand about Saint George's Day.
2. Complete The Mystery of the Missing Sword maths game.
3. Complete All About Saint George's Day Reading Comprehension and A Day in the Life of Saint George writing activity.
Please be aware the reading comprehension has three levels of difficulty. Please choose the comprehension suitable for your child's reading ability.
What is an art journal?
An art journal, is a visual diary that combines elements of writing, drawing, painting and collage. There are really no rules in art journaling, which means it’s a great place to express your personality and feelings. Below, are some ideas that you could include in your art journal. You can create your art journal using a plain paper notebook, alternatively you can use pieces of plain paper and staple these together.
Parents- If you would like to share any of your child’s artwork please share this through Twitter or via the school email.
All websites/videos will need careful monitoring from parents due to some topic content and links to other sites, so please be mindful of this.
To support with handwriting practice at home, please see the image below with the letter formation that we teach. I have also attached the handwriting sheets that we use in school our sheet is code HW2 or Hw3:
We all know that it can sometimes be difficult to encourage handwriting practice but here are some things parents/carers could do with children to incorporate handwriting into daily activities:
1. Shopping Lists
This is a great task that can be adapted depending on the age of your child. Younger children could draw the items, older children can write down the names or just add one or two items if they can’t manage the whole list.
2. To-do lists
Ask your child to write down a daily “to do” list. This could include making breakfast, what they are going to do for daily learning and evening routines. This promotes independence and also makes them think about their own tasks. You could get them to write down all the things they have to do in the morning before they begin their school work and include pictures. For example get dressed, brush my teeth, have breakfast etc. They can then put this in their bedroom as a reminder!
Ask your child to write a postcard to a friend and encourage them to write about something they have learnt over the past few weeks. Younger children who haven't yet learnt letter formation can draw pictures instead, this will still help them develop the fine motor skills needed for writing.
Over the next couple of weeks, ask your child to create a journal or scrap book where they record their activities. They could take/draw pictures, and stick them in their journal while adding notes. It may be too much to write every day, depending on your child's age, but they could do it at the end of the week and write about the best things that happened.
5. Book or film review
Have a look at book or film reviews online and suggest your child writes one of their own. Ask them to describe what the book or film was about, what they particularly liked about it and what they didn't like. Finally ask them to score the book or film out of 5.
6. Letters to the past.
Why not get involved yourself? Write a short note to your child and encourage them to write back. It's also a good idea to keep the same note going back and forth, folding each time so that they have to open the message for added excitement.
7. Best ever menu
Ask your child to write down a menu of all their favourite foods. What would be their dream lunch or dinner? Encourage them to write it down and decorate their menu. Alternatively, they could write a menu with what they are having for lunch or dinner that day.
1. Here is a reading comprehension to help you begin to develop an understanding of habitats.
2. Match a range of animals to their habitats, then explain things that the habitats provide the animals with.
Fancy something different?
Stick up the habitat cards around the room (you can always design your own if you do not have a printer). Choose an animal card and go and stand by the habitat you think the animal would live in. Explain to your parent why you have chosen that habitat and discuss other animals that would live in that habitat. Repeat this with other animal cards.
Choose a habitat to draw and label, including all the different animals that would live in there. Write an explanation about why you think one of the animals would live in that habitat.
Don't forget to head over to our science blog and take part in some of the fun investigations!
Miss Fury has recommended an excellent Science site with lots of free and exciting science videos and activities. To support you with our new Science topic, plants, animals and habitats.
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