We've reached Friday again, at the end of a wet, wild and windy week. I will start by saying a huge thank you to everyone for their continued efforts with the remote learning, you are all doing brilliantly with it, pupils and parents alike - keep it up, as together at the end of Lockdown we will have children who have edevloped a variety of skills not least of which has been computing and will stand them in good stead for the future.
This week, we have explored our new text The Lost Words in English and I have had some very thoughtful and insightful predictions as to what it is about p- we will explore it in greater depth next week. Maths has continued to have been well executed and the move to Google Slides this week has been fairly painless - it seems to work so much better as the work is all together on one document. I have really enjoyed seeing people's artwork based on Banksy coming in (see photographs) we will work more on this next week as there have been some great ideas for your own murals in the style of Banksy.
My working highlight this week has been the quality of the writing that I received on Wednesday based on Jewish children during the Second World War. People have really got into role well and empathised with the children's plight at the time of the Jewish Holocaust. I'm sure Miss C will want to share an example in assembly on Wednesday.
My real highlight is getting to see you all everyday, whether it be face to face or virtually, it has been amazing to talk to you, experience PE together and read to you all the end of the day - I hope that you're enjoying The Ice Monster, it seems very popular in school!
As well as seeing you, your videos and photographs have also been amazing as an insight into the leaarning, whether it be academic or real life skills, it has been a pleasure to see what you have all been up to at home, so please keep these coming in.
On Monday, there will be a Parent's Survey based on the home learning that we have offered so far, please take the time to respond to this, as it will help us to shape our provision as we go foraward.
Finally, this weekend is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch - Miss Radbourne has posted details of this on the Class Dojo Whole School Story, this is a link to ideas, tips resources and how to be a part of this great annual event. Please get involved, it only takes an hour and you may discover birds that you have never seen before (if you do, send your photos in).
I hope that you all have a great weekend.
Another strange week is over and we are becoming more and more competent with our use of Google Classroom. There have been many people editing and resubmitting their work following feedback this week, so well done, it really makes a difference to the finished product. It has been really good to see so many of you on Google Meet or Zoom this week, make sure that when we meet, if you have any questions about the work, that you ask, as it is a great opportunity to discuss misconceptions or solve any problems that people are having.
Another great Zoom PE session this morning - see the photos on Dojo - it left the children at school red-faced and challenging themselves to try to beat their targets, I hope you enjoyed it at home too.
Some very creative words and defintions coming in for our pages for our class book of words, keep these coming in so that I can compile the book next week. We have also come to the end of our Maths unit, so will finish with an assessment on Monday and then start a new unit on Tuesday. A reminder on our remote learning that there is a Flashback 4 set of Maths questions everyday, some people seem to have overlooked these and tackled the Maths activities straight away, remember that the video link is there to help you with the Maths, so make sure that you watch it first.
Next week, I am looking forward to setting you an art project to work on, I am really excited to see the results and ask that you take photos of this and send them in.
We have started well on our Travel to Tokyo Challenge as a school. Please sign up to this if you haven't already and if you have well done - only 47,000 km to cover. I also posted a link to free Yoga sessions to use at home. This is a really good program of activities to use and although at first, some people feel silly doing it, it really is excellent for our physical and mental health and is superb to help people relax.
Whatever you manage to do this weekend (I think the weather looks pretty awful!) enjoy it, try to get outside and stay active.
Stay safe and well
Good evening everyone, we are at Friday again, the end of another strange week, although it does seem to be becoming another new normal - I can't wait until the old normal of 2019 is back!
We are getting used to Google Classroom and you are all doing really well at familiarising yourself with a different way of working. Sadly we have had awful trouble with the internet connection at school this week, and if it wasn't that, it was my laptop!
I have really enjoyed reading the work that has been submitted, please read and consider the comments that I have added, you can act upon them by looking at the returned work in your Google Drive and resubmitting work, once you have edited it.
I will post a guide next week on how to upload photographs to Google Classroom, as having the work on different platforms is getting a little confusing, so once the guide is out, please could you have a go at sending any photographs into Google Classroom so that all the children's work is in one place.
I have enjoyed the pictures of what you have been up to at home, human sheepdogs, rugmakers, tree climbers and cardboard house builders are to name just a few things that have been happening. I will post your pictures as photo highlights of the week on Class Dojo, the guide for uploading photos onto Google Classroom will also appear here, so that everyone has access to it.
It was great to see so many of you being active on Zoom this morning with our Saints South West Coach, you all looked like you really enjoyed it - I did! For next week's session, I will send out a list of any items that you might need so that you can prepare for the activities - look out on Dojo for this.
Well done Hazel, you are all doing really well in difficult times, as are your parents. Remember to contact me during the school day if you have any issues, I will aim to resolve any problems and give assistance to the best of my ability.
See you on Google Meet at 10.30 on Monday, have a great weekend everyone.
Well what a strange introduction to 2021!
Another Lockdown situation and a move back to remote learning. I will start by saying, well done everybody you have coped really well with a quick turnaround to learning and submitting work online. I know there has been some teething troubles, as there always is when working in a new way but everyone has managed to access the work on Google Classroom and submit theirs, be it through photographs, Google Docs, or by sharing it with me.
It was lovely to see some of you on Google Mett earlier this afternoon, you all sound upbeat and I'm pleased to see that you are all still smiling!
This week, those of you that have attended school, have been undertaking a running challenge in the orchard to try to run a mile or more in 15 minutes. The weather has meant some very rosy cheeks afterwards! It has been nice to see some of you out and about at home, we have a chin-ups specialist and our very own human sheepdog! It would be great to see more pictures of the things that you are doing at home, so please Dojo them and I will try to share them on a Friday as part of our weekly blog.
Next week, we will be able to take part in a live Zoom PE lesson with our Saints Southwest coach - look out for the link on Dojo. This will be available at the same time as we would have PE normally on Friday, so have your kit on ready! I will also be setting more assignments for you to turn in, now that I've remembered which buttons to press on Google Classroom! Using the assignment, you will not have to share your work, you just turn it in (button next to the share button) when you finish it and it goes straight to a folder in Google Classroom, ready for marking.
I will also put a Maths Doc out as an assignment for you to turn in and this will work in the same way.
Well done everybody, you are all coping extremely well and I am very proud of you all (yes parents you too!) let's keep it going.
Have a great weekend, stay safe and well
Good evening everyone, and Merry Christmas
This week in Hazel Class, we have been working hard on writing different styles of poetry. The results have been very impressive, poignant and thought-provoking (I will put some on this post) In Maths we have been working on Multiplication and Division, concentrating this week on factors and multiples.
We have also used our wider curriculum time to continue our Geography work on Mountains. This week, we thought about the climate on a mountain.
For PE this week we have continued to run at least a mile a day, with some children completing 2 miles a day in the time limit.
Today we enjoyed festive fun, with Home Alone, Secret Santa and a games session in the classroom (see photos)
Well done to all of you who are reading regularly, lots of you are close to circumnavigating the globe in our Round the World Reading Challenge and are beyond Kenya already. Some people have completed the challenge, or are close to doing so. For those of you that have, I have created the Genre Genie Reading Challenge and have attached a copy and some reading lists to go with this (they are on the post dated 13.11.20)
Instead of home learning over the holidays, I have set Christmas Challenges, these are 12 Christmassy Challenges that are really good for spending time doing things together - how many can you complete?
Have a great holiday everyone- I hope Santa brings you everything that you wanted!