Our whole school enquiry for the Summer Term is: WHAT'S ALL THAT COMMOTION IN OUR OCEANS?
If you can't wait until it begins - have a read of
Treasure Island https://www.getepic.com/app/read/41569
or 12 Epic Ocean Adventures https://www.getepic.com/app/read/57945
or create an underwater scene using a range of materials. (Email me any pictures please).
Take care and stay safe
The information on this blog is for you to use to trial home learning with your child. As we are all getting used to this way of learning, please take this first week to try as many of these activities provided to find a way of learning at home that suits your circumstances.
After Easter we are looking forward to providing further support by posting learning videos which relate to the resources we have provided for you. We will be asking children to send in certain pieces of work so we can provide them feedback and help them to move their learning on in the way that they are used to.
Year 6 have worked incredibly hard revising for their SATS and we are very proud of them. You will have heard that the tests have been cancelled this year, however the children's hard work has not been in vain as the process is part of preparing them for transition to secondary school. With this in mind, while your child is at home we would like your child to continue to work through their maths, SPaG and Reading revision books.
To help you support your child in keeping their learning going at home, here are some useful websites which link with their learning in Chaipel Class. We hope you can find time to learn alongside your child and opportunity to talk to them about their learning. We will continue to update the blog with new learning weekly (not in the Easter Holidays) and we all look forward to hearing about the children's learning when we see them again.
Mrs Hillman, Mrs Eccles and Mrs Platt.
Please contact me on email@example.com with any learning queries.
Maths: As well as working through their revision books, the children can use Mathletics (weblink below) to consolidate their previous learning through a variety of activities, learning and games. https://login.mathletics.com/ If you do not have a log-in, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing To practice grammar and use their general writing skills, Pobble 365 is a free website with no log-in required, which provides a daily image and a range of activities to be completed. http://www.pobble365.com/
Reading READ READ READ - Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading. https://www.getepic.com/ This is a website where you can access reading books for under 12s . You need to sign-up and this is currently free for 30 days.
Spelling Please spend 20 minutes per day practicing words from the statutory Year 3/4 list and the year 5/6 list. These are uploaded below. . (See below) Ask your child to choose 4-6 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. Support sheet for generic online learning for English (Helping your child with English) is below.
Keeping Active: We all know the importance of keeping children active. It will help them to stay physically and mentally healthy, as well as focused and ready to learn. "The imovement" platform contains resources that will support you and your children at home. You can access these resources for FREE at https://imoves.com/the-imovement . New resources will be added on a daily basis, and will include Quick Blasts, Active Blasts and Additional Activities to support Maths and Literacy.
Enquiry See the Home Learning Grid below for suggested activities for further enquiry learning.
This half term in Chaipel Class, our enquiry question is 'When was the best time to be a child?' As part of this, we have been looking at traditional stories and fairy tales in English and the children are full of exciting ideas about how they can 'twist' the tale of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears (who knew megalodons ate porridge?). We wrote Kennings poems to help us to think about what sort of person Goldilocks was and how we could describe her in different ways - 'Porridge-devourer' and 'Chair-destroyer' were two of my favourites. The children also had a go at writing Kennings poetry to describe different fairy tale characters. Can you guess which characters they are describing here? I can't wait to read their finished stories.
We had a fantastic time in Chaipel class during Autumn Art Afternoon. We were presented with a variety of different leaves, twigs, pine-cones, acorns and conkers. Our challenge was to create creatures using the resources. We let our imaginations run wild, had loads of fun and created some amazing autumn sculptures. Thank you to all of the parents who came in and helped make it a special afternoon.
As part of our unit on place value the children have been getting comfy calculating with decimals. One of their challenges was to measure their longest standing jump. They then used their distances, and those of their friends, to show they could order decimals and grow in confidence calculating with them too!
Climate change expert Luci Isaacson visited Chaipel class this week to discuss the issue of climate change and inspire us to make changes in our lives to help protect the environment. Prior to the visit, Chaipel class video-conferenced Luci and shared with her what we already knew about climate change. She also suggested simple ways in which we could help to protect the environment. Luci spoke about the positive impact small changes to our lives can have - and urged us to try to complete ten climate pledges. The children were also excited to see how Luci's electric car worked!
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