Well here we are again at the end of another week in lockdown. This week, I'd like to say a big well done to everybody for embracing the challenges of remote learning but still working hard and embracing it all!
I have really enjoyed reading the children's Inventor Portfolios this week. Not only did I see some fantastically interesting writing, there was also some super presentation on show. Have a look at the photos below to see some examples.
Next week, we will be starting a new unit of work in English based on a story called 'The Impossibly Possible Bookshop' as well as a new unit of work in Maths on fractions. We've continued to enjoy our twice daily Google Meets and have settled into a good routine with these. We spend the morning meeting going over the work for the day and children can ask any initial questions they have. They then go away and have a go at the work. If they need support, they can drop me a message on Google Classroom and I can join them in a Google Meet to provide some help. Our afternoon meeting is for sharing our work from the day, playing a game and sharing a story together. It has been really lovely to see so many children joining these meetings and I hope it continues.
Will you be doing the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend? See the PDF for information and please send me some photos if you do!
What a great week of online learning we've had! In Maths, I've been really impressed with the perseverance and positive attitude from all of the children throughout our unit on Multiplication and Division. Even when they found it tricky, they kept going! Next week, we start a new unit of work on Area. In English, we have been looking at non-fiction texts from the book 'How to Invent' and next week children will be choosing an inventor to research and write about. We've had some great learning in Science this week all about electricity. This topic continues next week when the children will investigate conductors and insulators, plus consider how much we rely on electricity.
It's been really lovely to see so many of Ash Class at our daily meetings, I love seeing everyone's faces and saying hello! Do keep joining these, even if you can only make one a day. From next week, the whole school assembly is moving to a Wednesday morning at 11:00am so we won't have a Google Meet then, but we will have one Friday morning instead.
Make sure you get outside this weekend - the weather forecast for tomorrow is looking beautiful! Take a break from those screens and go and enjoy yourselves.
We've reached the end of our second week of home learning! Another massive well done to all of the children for their super engagement and effort with their learning. I've been so pleased with the work you've been submitting. In Maths, we've learnt how to do short multiplication, we're making strides with division and will continue this next week. In English, I've seen some fantastic writing based on the legend of Beowulf. Have a look at these great sentences!
He arrived at the building. It looked as if a bomb had exploded. Broken windows, the door was hanging by a tiny piece of wood and the roof had fallen off! As he entered, he saw the beast... It was awaking.
Beowulf rose while the monster loped towards him like a cat, licking his lips and breathing fire out of his nose.
Some heroic gentleman came down to the village and one by one they tried to defeat the monster. Although none of those people had succeeded, he knew there would be someone out there who could...
It's been great to see so many of you joining our twice daily Google Meets. We will continue with the same times next week. 9:15am for a morning meeting where I will go through the day's work and clear up any misconceptions from the day before. We will then meet at 2:30pm for sharing our learning and story time. This only changes on a Friday when we have out 10.30am school assembly and our 2.30pm Saints Southwest live PE session. It was super to see you all exercising and keeping fit today!
Have a lovely weekend and I will see you all next week!
I just want to say a big well done to everyone for their efforts with our first week of home learning! I've been really pleased with the work I've been sent, in particular the photos of the Anglo-Saxon villages you have made. Please remember that it is important, and expected, that you engage with the home learning during this period. Stay safe and have a great weekend!