Good morning everyone, today is the first day of something different, it will feel strange not being together today. Some of us are at home and some of us are at school but we will all be engaging in the same learning tasks together, though not at exactly the same time. This new way of doing things might take some getting used to but as Albert Einstein said, “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”. So, let’s see these next few weeks as an opportunity.

May I suggest that you set a daily timetable that fits in with your family’s pattern of life. Make sure to plan in time for maths, english and your afternoon activity as well as time to rest, read, be active and creative.

I think there are some things that we can do to maintain our sense of community, even though we are not physically in the same place.

Everyday I will put a thought for the day on this blog and I recommend that you spend some time in the day listening to our music of the week. It would be good to carry on with music from John Williams. My suggestion for this week is the theme from ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. Here’s the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U519RdznMA. As always, only use Youtube when you are with an adult.

For those of us at school we will be tuned into Joe Wicks at 9am as we join him for a live PE lesson, perhaps you could do the same.

I hope you enjoy a good day. Don’t forget to send us photographs of your completed learning activities.

Severn Class Home Learning

Tuesday 5th January

Good morning Severn class and happy new year!  Thank you to those of you who ahve sent me a photograph or writing about Christmas to test our email system. It works! It was so nice to read your message and look at photographs yesterday. So sorry that we can't be together yet due to the lockdown restrictions announced only last night. For now learning will need to take place at home. Please email your completed work to me individually at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please avoid responding to the class email thread as each message will 'stack up' as a group and will be very difficult for me to track. Separate emails will be much easier for me to respond to. Thank you. 

For today's learning I would like you to write a recount of your Christmas holiday, what you did in the build up to Christmas, what happened on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and what family you managed to see. Also tell me about anything else you did (e.g. sledging in the snow) and how you celebrated new year (even if you don't celebrate Christmas please write about what you did over the holiday period).

For maths please check out the Oak Academy website at https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2 and take a look at lesson 4: To find unit fractions of a given quantity, watch the 17 minute video and complete the worksheet.

Aim to complete some reading too and if you have completed a book write a short book review about it.

For science this afternoon please check out the video on https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/notable-scientists-44bahttps all about Katherine Johnson, a famous scientist and aim to complete the worksheet having watched the video carefully.

Make sure you wrap up warm and aim to get some fresh air too, go for a walk and play a game e.g. how many cars of a particular colour can you spot? Or the alphabet game-go through the alphabet and choose a category e.g. boys names or girls names or places and try to name one of each using every letter of the alpabet. 

Stay positive and do as much as you can do. Remember these are difficult circumstances for everyone. Simply do your best and have a go! Stay safe.

I will be in touch with a more detailed plan later today.

Best wishes,

Mr Holley

 

Malvern Home Learning

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Happy New Year and welcome back to home learning! Today will be a little different to the coming days and weeks. Please find below your child's work for today. 

GPS, Y1 ee phoneme spotter - how many words with an ee sound can you spot? Y2 ow phoneme spotter - how many ow words can you spot?

English, writing a recount of your holidays using word mats for support

Maths, Y1 counting in 2s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ) and Y2 multiplication (including a powerpoint to support)

ICT, I have set a 2do on purple mash

 When they have completed their work please send it to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by the end of each day.  Please send the email via their own email (or a parents if own is not working), please put their name and date as the subject.  I will reply to everyone's email and provide feedback.  Thank you for your support at this difficult time.  We miss you all very much.   

 

Cotswold Home Learning

Tuesday 5th January

Good morning Cotswold class and happy New Year! 

Unfortunately we are back are back in lockdown so once again we are asking you to complete work and email it to me, Mr Brown, on Mondays and Tuesday at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to Mrs Daniels on Wednesday to Fridays at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please avoid responding to the class email thread as each message will 'stack up' as a group and will be very difficult to track. Separate emails will be much easier for to respond to. Thank you. 

For today's learning I would like you to write a recount of your Christmas holiday, what you did in the build up to Christmas, what happened on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and what family you managed to see. Also tell me about anything else you did (e.g. sledging in the snow) and how you celebrated New Year (even if you don't celebrate Christmas please write about what you did over the holiday period).

For maths please check out the Oak Academy website at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recalling-the-3-times-table-c8tp4d?activity=video&step=1  and take a look at lesson 3: 'Recalling the 3 times table'. Watch the video and complete the worksheet.

Aim to complete some reading too and if you have completed a book write a short book review about it.

For science this afternoon please check out the video on https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/sustainability-d96e all about natural and synthetic materials. Aim to complete the worksheet having watched the video carefully.

Stay positive and do as much as you can do. Remember these are difficult circumstances for everyone. Simply do your best and have a go! Stay safe.

I will be in touch with a more detailed plan later today.

Best wishes,

Mr Brown

 

At our school we have three houseteams.

The houseteam captains are as follows:

EMERALDS – Jack and Maddie

RUBIES – Fabian and Lewis

SAPPHIRES – Blake, Isla and Poppy

 

Each day, children have the opportunity to earn housepoints for themselves and for their team. We celebrate house point team totals in Celebration Assembly each Friday and children receive certificates when they reach 25, 50, 75, 100 and 150 housepoints.

There are also other events throughout the year where children compete within their houseteams – Sports afternoons, Sports Day and Eisteddfod.