A huge well done to Phoebe, Grace, Alicia, Thomas and Eden for sending in some more lovely work!
Phoebe has been busy learning her spellings, working on her maths and also completing some fun science experiments! As well as running a mile with her family! Grace has been hard at work in maths and also working on some history about Ancient Egypt. Alicia has written a lovely story about pirates and has built a beautiful secret space for fairies in her garden, as well as growing her own lettuce! Thomas has been hard at work in English and Eden has made a beautiful little kitten out of clay! Looks like Year 3 have been busy bees again! Thank for for all of your updates!
Mrs McCloskey, Mrs Atwal, Mrs Elkins have had another wonderful week with the children and feel very lucky to have been blessed with the return of the sunshine! Here is what we got up to!
Creating mobiles for the forest garden:
Making bird cakes and treats:
Decorating slate and stones to create a fairy garden:
Putting it all together outside:
Making ice lolly cocktails…
… and eating them:
Making fruit jelly cocktails….
… and eating them:
Making cake pops…
… and eating them (there’s a theme going on here!):
Making Rice Krispie cakes (we took these ones home to eat!):
Climbing the gym apparatus:
Oliver even taught me some new tricks:
Celebrated VE day:
… and even found some time to celebrate Mrs McCloskey’s big 50th birthday!
We played ‘Pass the Box’ where we had to complete challenges such as ‘Pull a funny face’ and ‘Try some popping candy’.
We played ‘Pass the parcel’ where we won lots of sweet treats:
Finally, we had a tea party and of course sang a big ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mrs McCloskey!
A few parents have been asking about reading and additional books. Unfortunately sending more books home isn’t something we are able to do at the moment however there is a comprehensive site called Reading Eggs that you can access from home.
The site is normally charged however they have a 30 day free trial for parents that will hopefully be able to assist with reading at home. All that is required is an email address for access and it will then ask you to set up a profile for your child/children.
Once you have activated your account your child will need to do the placement test (on their profile) this will show the level they need to begin at. For each level there are different activities, lessons and books that the children can read online. There are word recognition activities, reading comprehension and lessons they can complete.
The children work through the level with a map and when they get to the end of the activities and books there is then the chance to move onto the next level.
With the books you can choose between a ‘read to me’ function where the book is read aloud to them or the child reads the book out loud themselves. For those that are just beginning to read or struggle with some vocabulary it may give them a bit of confidence to have the book read to them first and then for them to try it themselves.
It is a good resource to use and as it is free to access for a short while it may be worth setting up an account if you feel your child is not reading enough or could benefit from more reading activities and practise. It is for all ages from 3 up to 13 years.
Year 6’s scheduled Zoom call on Friday 8th May at 11am will be delayed until 11.10am so that we can all take part in the two-minute silence for VE day at home/in school beforehand.
See you all tomorrow!
Mrs H 🙂
Well done to Year 6 who won this week’s Times Tables Rock Stars Battle against Year 5 with 12,173 points v 8,857 despite Year 5 leading for the first half of the week!
Special well done to Emily C who took 1st place as the highest earner. closely followed by Ayda, Roisin, Liam LJ, Ha-Eun and Alannah. Here are your certificates!
Same again next week!
After some successful meetings to allow children to catch up and have a chance to share what they have been up to, Year 5 will be taking part in a Zoom meeting on Monday 4th.
Details to join are below, let me know if you have any questions.
Look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Mr Rolison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Year 5’s Catch Up
Time: May 4, 2020 02:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 989 2454 2566
The children have spent the morning designing T Shirts to support the NHS. They drew their design on paper and then copied it onto their T shirts using fabric pens.
We also had a competition to see which pair could make the best model. It was very close and Ms Croarken and Mrs Swain decided it was a draw between two teams.