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Friday 29th January

29/01/2021 at 18:01

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We’ve made it to the end of January! Well done to everyone for keeping motivated; we’ve been blown away again this week by the effort everyone is putting into their work at home (and at school). Here are some of the things we have been doing this week…

PE

This week the children were challenged with a Jedi workout followed by a relaxing Yoga session to improve their flexibility and strength. There were some lovely examples of work submitted. Please see below and don’t forget to keep sending them in – it is great to see you active!

Art

The children have continued to impress us with their artistic talents. This week, we wanted a little time away from the screen and opted to draw something from nature. The children were encourage to go for a walk, look outside their window or find an element of nature which inspired them. We had lots of lovely sketches and some pretty creative ideas too! Well done.

Amazing Adaptations!

In Science this week the children found out how some of their favourite animals are adapted to survive in their environments. We had some very informative and well-researched presentations!

The children were also given the task of designing their own animal that would be adapted to survive in an imaginary environment. We had some very creative designs that showed careful consideration of the characteristics that their animals would need in order to survive.

Adverts

Finally, in English, after reading the poem Snow Leopard by Philip Gross, the children created their own adverts to persuade people to help save these endangered animals. I am so impressed with the effort that went into this work! Warning: reading and listening to these adverts may make you want to donate your money!

By Olivia
By Kiera
By Iman
By Oliver
By Hannah (and I tried it with the music: it does sound good!)
By Nathan

Well done to everyone for a wonderful week of home learning. Particular well done to Gracie, Isaac, Olivia, Arthur and Esha who were all given special mention in today’s assembly.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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Monday 25th January

24/01/2021 at 22:23

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Hi all,

Welcome to another week of home learning! This week Mrs Sykes will be delivering the online learning whilst Miss Jones is in school. We are both looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful work throughout the week!

Here is the learning schedule for Monday and Tuesday:

Monday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Fractions to Decimals 1 (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris (in the Farfield Assembly classroom)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Writing our own saga poems (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Skellig (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Science: 1:30 – 2:30pm – Evolution: Adaptations (assignment is set on Google Classroom)
  • Spelling: 2:30 – 3pm – Decode the Word 3 (from your home learning packs)

Tuesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Fractions to Decimals 2 (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Hemming (in the Farfield Assembly classroom)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – SPaG (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Skellig (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • PE and Art: 1:30 – 3pm – Assignments set on Google Classroom. Please upload a video/photos of your activities

Once again please do not hesitate to email either of us if you need any support or have any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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Friday 22nd January

22/01/2021 at 17:53

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Thank you everyone for another week of hard work! We continue to be so impressed and proud of your efforts. Here are some of the things we have been up to this week…

Science

This week we turned our kitchens and bedrooms into science labs and got investigating! We wanted to find out the impact of the shape of a bird’s beak on its likelihood of survival. We found out that different birds were suited to different environments. We thought about what would happen to the birds that could not easily eat the food, and how variation within a species could lead to evolution. We followed this up with an Oak Academy lesson to help us understand this process in more detail. Well done to everyone who managed to complete this investigation at home, and a particular thank you for these two very professional videos!

Sorry for fast-forwarding the middle – it was too long to upload in full!

English

In English, we found out about a very unusual animal called the tardigrade. Due to their remarkable adaptations, tardigrades are able to survive for decades without water. They can also survive extreme temperatures and high pressure, meaning they have even returned safely from trips into space! Philip Gross was so fascinated by these tiny creatures that he wrote 11 different poems about them (forming the Tardigrade Sagas) in his book Dark Sky Park. We voted that Tardigrade in a Trance was our favourite one. We used the poems and our own research to write information texts (non-chronological reports) about tardigrades.

Coding

In coding with Mrs DuPreez this week the children created some fantastic shape pictures using Python and Scratch. Here are some of their results:

Year 6 Parents’ Evening

Hopefully you received an email from Mrs Hawkhead this week informing you that we are going to postpone the Year 6 parents’ evening that was due to take place next week, instead holding it March along with the rest of the school. We usually hold the Year 6 parents’ evening earlier so that we can discuss SATs preparation and feedback on mock papers, but as the SATs are no longer taking place this year (and we have not been at school to complete any past papers) we feel that a meeting later in the year will be more useful. If you do have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us via email.

Wishing you all a wonderful (hopefully dry!) weekend.

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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Wednesday 20th Jan 2021

19/01/2021 at 18:15

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Hi all,

Just a quick update to provide the timings for the rest of this weeks learning. We have had a great start to the week and the children have already submitted some excellent work. Keep it up!

Wednesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Using division to solve problems (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars Which class will win? Battle is open until Friday at 2pm 
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Science: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom

Thursday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Decimals as fractions (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics Assignments have been set – some of you still have previous assignments set to try and complete!
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Coding 1:30 – 3pm – Coding with Mrs duPreez – Live on Google Meet

Friday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – You will need sheets from new pack for today – arithmetic (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed (Independent task)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • RE: 1:30-2:45pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Celebration Assembly 2:45 – please access via the Special mention classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

Thank you ever so much for your continued support.

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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Wednesday 20th Jan 2021

19/01/2021 at 18:15

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Hi all,

Just a quick update to provide the timings for the rest of this week’s learning. We have had a great start to the week and the children have already submitted some excellent work. Keep it up!

Wednesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Using division to solve problems (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars Which class will win? Battle is open until Friday at 2pm 
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Science: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom

Thursday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Decimals as fractions (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics Assignments have been set – some of you still have previous assignments set to try and complete!
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Coding 1:30 – 3pm – Coding with Mrs duPreez – Live on Google Meet

Friday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – You will need sheets from new pack for today – arithmetic (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed (Independent task)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • RE: 1:30-2:45pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Celebration Assembly 2:45 – please access via the Special mention classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

Thank you ever so much for your continued support.

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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WB 18th January 2021

17/01/2021 at 16:04

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Hi all,

This week Miss Jones will be delivering the online learning whilst Mrs Sykes is in school. We have both been really impressed with all of the children and the fabulous work they have produced.

Here is the learning schedule for Monday and Tuesday:

Monday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Multiply decimals by integers (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Skellig
  • Science: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom

Tuesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Divide decimals by integers (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones – Skellig
  • PE and Art: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom. Please upload video/photos of your activities

Once again please do not hesitate to email either myself or Mrs Sykes if you need support or just want to ask a question!

Thanks,

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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