Coronavirus Update – School Closure

The Secretary of State for Education has ordered that all schools in England close from 20th March 2020. Our school will be closed from that date until further notice.

 Children of key workers will be eligible for free child care during school hours. Parents who hold a key worker position are asked to identify themselves to the school. Children who are vulnerable will also be offered a place. The school will contact these families directly.

Learning at home

 Please click on the class link below to access the weekly learning packs

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For Class R please visit TAPESTRY where Mrs Ongley will be updating learning regularly.

Extra activities by Year Group

Class R from Mrs Ongley

Number Count out 10 small objects. Practise splitting these into 2 parts and count how many in each part . Draw diagrams and pictures to show how you worked it out. Practise writing numbers up to 20 , be careful to write 3,5,7 the right way round. Watch  Number blocks videos on Cbeebies focusing on number 10

English Read or listen to the story of three little pigs. Starting with the words…. Once upon a time……. can you tell the story to your grown up. Write a letter from Mr wolf to the pigs  saying sorry for blowing down your house, can you explain why Mr wolf did that? Practise writing and reading words with oa, ar, ai, ee, oo, diagraphs Make a Mother’s Day card.

 

Class 1 from Mrs Rock

Dear Parents

If you have your children at home with you already, here are a few ideas which may be helpful.

In Maths we have been measuring. This is easy enough to do at home. A centimetre is about as long as their pinkie finger. They could estimate and measure all the items in their bedroom until they had a really good idea what 10cm/ 30 cm /50 cm looks like. They could produce a simple chart.

In writing we are writing simple recounts. A simple diary of the weather or ‘Signs of Spring’ would be perfect. All entries could be looked over for ‘even better if’ improvements in spelling and punctuation. Learning to spell the days of the week is a bonus! Beautiful illustrations please.

Our Science topic is animals and we are just starting to look at some life cycles. This is an excellent subject for some enquiry on line… what facts can you discover and amaze everyone with? Maybe produce a simple quiz for other family members? Our homework of interesting facts about bees is one which could also be explored.

Painting spring flowers could be a rewarding and fun whole family activity.

Sending my very best wishes to you all in these uncertain times. May God bless us and keep us.

Class 2 – from Mrs Richardson

In Maths this week we have been continuing our work on fractions. I have set a task on MyMaths which concentrates on finding fractions of amounts and identifying non-unit fractions. It will help if you complete the lesson before attempting the task. This is new learning for Class 2 so just try your best.

 

Class 3 – from Mrs Richardson and Mrs Wakelin

Hello from Class 3!

Here are a couple of suggested activities for children who are unable to join us in school this week.

This week in English we have been learning about Greek Myths. We read the story of Perseus and Medusa in our lesson and also the story of King Midas in our Guided reading session. We retold the story of Perseus and Medusa in our own words, making sure that we used conjunctions to make our sentences more interesting. You could do the same with either of these two stories.

In Maths we have been learning about fractions, log on to MyMaths and we have set an activity which corresponds to this week’s classwork. It will help if you complete the lesson before you complete the task.

 

Class 4 from Mr Hunt

Dear Parents,

The following items will be of use to your child should they be unable to attend school:

LITERACY:  Our current topic is “Persuasive Writing”. The Twinkl website has an excellent powerpoint which will encourage your child to think about the power of language and how it could be used in an advert. The obvious task from this powerpoint is to produce a persuasive poster, and that is a good starting point for children to begin considering how language is used to persuade. You will also find within the link a wide range of “topic” cards, giving headline questions that form the basis of a longer piece of persuasive writing. To complete these effectively, your child may also need to undertake some supervised research online to investigate various facts that support (or not!) the viewpoint they wish to take. From there, they can organise their arguments into paragraphs and produce a longer piece of persuasive writing. Language cards to support that longer piece of writing can also be found within the link. Here is the link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-persuasive-writing-au-t2-3136

MATHS:  A number of times table related tasks have been set on the “My Maths” website. These can be accessed in the usual way, direct from the website using your log-in.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

READING:  Please make sure you do your usual 20 minutes reading per day, reading to an adult and recording comments in your reading record.

SPELLING:  The Year 3/4 word list, which contains all of the key spellings that we work on throughout the year, can be found on the link below. Your child will be familiar with some, but not all. Now is a good time to take a look at the unfamiliar ones!

 http://www.heatherside-jun.hants.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Year-3-and-4-Statutory-Spelling-List.pdf

Class 5 – from Mr Burrows

English

    • We are writing our formal persuasive speeches. Plan and write a persuasive speech about something you are passionate about and want changed. You should include: structure signposts, modal verbs, lots of AFOREST persuasive language (alliteration, facts, opinions, rhetorical questions, emotive language, statistics and rule of three). To keep it formal try and use the subjunctive voice.   Make sure you proofread and edit.
  • Write a poem using dangerous doubles spellings in your best handwriting. E.g. Address, Aggressive, Annoyed, Beginning, Brilliant, Difficult, Disappear, Happen, Immense, Successful (ly). Try to make it amusing as possible. There are housepoints available for using the most doubles in a poem that makes sense and for making me laugh the most!

Maths

    • Log on and complete any outstanding Mymaths homework tasks. This week you could do adding and subtracting fractions and starting to multiply fractions.
  • Additionally, I have put on two tasks where you can practice comparing fractions.
  • There is another task where you can practise simplifying fractions.

Science/ICT

  • Today we started writing a script for a podcast about living on the I.S.S. You could research and write your own podcast explaining that you are not at school because you are on board the I.S.S and want to tell us how astronauts live up in space. What do you eat and drink? What do you do for exercise? What experiments have you done? How long do you live in space for? and most importantly how do you use the loo? If you want to, record it and send it to me so I can play it to the class. We’d love to hear from you.

Class 6 from Mr Thomas

Hello! To help you keep up with the work that is being covered by the rest of your class, please do the work that is outlined below.

My Maths: I have set you six pieces of work on My Maths. Please get in contact with me (via the school office) if you need to be reminded of your log-in details.

Literacy: We have continued to study Oliver Twist. With your parents’ permission, why not watch the film version all the way through? This week we have focussed on Bill Sykes and the way Charles Dickens described him.

Invent a new character for and write a text that describes them. Really think about the mannerisms of your character and whether they’ll be a positive or negative influence on Oliver Twist. Can you use dialogue to develop your character further? Use paragraphs, a range of punctuation and a variety of sentence starters to help make your text more engaging. Ask someone at home to proof read it and then make the corrections.

Reading: We all know that reading is fun, and can make us better writers. Please continue to read daily. Why not read a range of texts?

Spelling: Can you spell 90% of the words on the Year 5/6 word list? If not do some work – using the different strategies we have discussed in class – to help you remember them.

The list can be found at;

http://www.thorndownprimaryschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Year-5-and-6-Word-List.pdf
Topic; (Ancient Greeks). Use the internet or books to research the city states of Athens and Sparta. Compare the two. You may like to use these headings to help you make the comparison; Warfare, Location, Education and Boys and Girls – the differences in the way the children were treated in each city state. Then write a paragraph explaining which of these two city states you would have preferred to have lived in and why. Use PEE – make a point, give evidence to support your choice and explain your choice.