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Thursday 7th January

 

Hello,

well done to most of you for settling into home learning tasks. We directed you to do some independent activities this week, whilst we set things up to start properly on Teams, on Monday. We have seen quite a few of you accessing Teams and learning how to find files, open them, complete work etc, which has been great.

 

For those of you who haven't yet looked on Teams, could you please log in and start looking at the 'Posts' section.

You will also find in the 'Files' section that we have left a few activities in the 'Class materials' file. We would like you to go in and try at least one of the tasks/challenges and leave your work in the class notebook area. Instructions for all of these things can be found on Teams (be a detective, look around and see if you can learn it for yourself). If you have any questions there is a 'chat' section on the left-hand side where you (or your parents) can contact us and ask any questions. 

 

Maths work will also be based on PowerMaths and you will need your practice book to complete each lesson. These are available for you to collect at school, please let us know if you have a problem with this.

 

We look forward to hearing from you (and seeing you next Monday in the class video catch up).

 

Mrs Middleton and Mrs Leader

Tuesday 5th January 2021

 

Hello again Woodpeckers,

For the rest of the week, I would like you to try and structure each day like this:

  • 1 practice task from the ‘Class Materials’ folder on Teams - available from Weds am. (See below for instructions on how to do this.)
  • 30-60 minutes of reading.
  • 30 minutes of Times Table Rockstars.
  • 1 piece of homework from the Sow, Grow and Farm grid (document attached below).
  • 1 hour of exercise (visit Get Set 4 PE - Resource Bank for ideas)
  • 10-15 mins of daily spelling practice (look at your reading diaries for the spellings)

 

The most important thing this week is getting used to Teams! This is what you will need to do.

  1. Log in. Type in ‘Microsoft Teams log in’ on Google. If you haven’t got your login details, please email me.
  2. Click on the Woodpecker picture.
  3. Click on ‘Files’ along the top bar. Then click on ‘Class Materials’. This is where you will find different tasks.
  4. Once you have read and understood the task, click ‘Class Notebook’ along the top bar. The class notebook will act like your exercise book at school.
  5. Type the title of the task on the grey line.
  6. Now you have two options. If appropriate, you can type your work straight up on to that document. If you prefer, you can hand write the work and post a photo of it. Use the paperclip icon to attach your photo. (For some tasks you will have to do it on paper, e.g. if it is a drawing task.)
  7. There is no save button, your work will save automatically!
  8. I will look at your work and leave some feedback underneath, keep checking back to see what I have written.

I know this seems like a lot of steps, but keep practising and I promise you will soon get the hang of it.

 

Tuesday am

Hello Woodpecker class,

we hope that you are all feeling ok this morning and wanted to check in with you and let you know what you could be doing today.

Your first task is to check that you can access all the remote learning resources we provide:

  • Teams
  • TT Rockstar
  • Oxford Reading Buddy
  • Education City
  • Espresso Coding.

 

Yesterday we discussed our new topic 'Sow, Grow and Farm'.  Below there is a knowledge organiser to give you an overview of the topic.  We will be in touch shortly with more details.

 

Please get in contact with us, if you have any technical difficulties. 

Kind regards,

Mrs Middleton & Mrs Leader

lian.middleton@kltprimary.co.uk  and amy.leader@kltprimary.co.uk

 

Homework Sheet (Now to be used for home learning)

Topic knowledge organiser

PE Activities January 2021

 

On this page, you will find information about our exciting learning, pictures of some of things we have been up to and lots of other useful information. 

 

Your Year 4/5 Team

 

Mrs Middleton - Teacher (Monday, Tuesday AM, Wednesday)

Miss Leader - Teacher (Tuesday PM, Thursday, Friday)

Mrs Keetch – Teacher (Year 4 Maths)

Mrs Thompson 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Perkins - 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Annall - French

Miss Collishaw – Carre's Outreach Coach

 

Homework

  

Ideally, children will be reading nightly, please could parents/guardians sign their child's diary upon completion of any reading of their reading book. This would help us to keep track of any reading outside of school and the children will receive points towards their bookworm certificates.  In addition to reading together, your child is still able to access Oxford Reading Buddy and TT Rockstars.

We have prepared some homework activities for your son/daughter to do. Please bring any work into school so that we can share it and celebrate your child's achievement with them (following Covid regulations, we will put work aside and look at it a few days after it is brought in). A new homework sheet for the topic 'Tribal tales' can be found as a link below.

 

PE

 

The children will participate in two PE sessions a week. We will endeavour to do PE outside as much as possible in this first half term, so please ensure that your child has appropriate PE kit, taking into consideration the weather. Currently, children will need to attend school in their PE kits, on the days they have PE. The Woodpecker Class PE days are: Tuesday / Thursday.

 

It is essential that children have trainers for PE. If our lesson is based on the field, there is the potential that your child’s trainers may get muddy. Therefore, it may be sensible for them to have an additional pair of shoes which can be worn whilst inside the school building.

 

Homework tasks - Tribal tales topic

Harvest Celebrations

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As we are not able to get together to share our harvest celebrations with you in person this year, we have created some videos which show you work that the children have been doing in lessons.

In order to safeguard and protect our pupils, we politely request that no content from this video is uploaded to social media, either by sharing the video or taking screen shots. Many thanks for your support in safeguarding our pupils.

Mrs Middleton and Mrs Leader

Harvest Celebrations

Still image for this video
As we are not able to get together to share our harvest celebrations with you in person this year, we have created some videos which show you work that the children have been doing in lessons.

In order to safeguard and protect our pupils, we politely request that no content from this video is uploaded to social media, either by sharing the video or taking screen shots. Many thanks for your support in safeguarding our pupils.

Mrs Middleton and Mrs Leader

Couch 2 Tokyo Challenge

Get Active Challenge

PE Activities to try at Home 

For other Science learning, children can participate in fun, practical activities. If you type 'fun science activities for kids' into your browser, you will find lots of websites with many 'kitchen cupboard science' activities for them to do. A couple of these websites are linked below, though there are many more:

 

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/easy-cool-science-experiments-for-kids

https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/

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