I hope that you are all well and coping with the new situation.
These are some suggested 'Home Learning' ideas for the week ahead.
This week we would be continuing with our learning about Fractions. I will attach some of the powerpoints and activity sheets for you to use at home if appropriate. I would also like the children to regularly practice their times tables and access Mathletics as much as possible.
English: During this week we would be focusing on these spellings. I will also attach the spelling list for year 3/4 and 5/6.
Spelling - week 6
Daily Reading - choose a book from the recommended reading list or on Oxford Owl.
This week our literacy would be writing a narrative adventure story. This is based on the story that we have been reading in class 'The Firework Makers Daughter'. During this story the main character needs to go on a quest. Read the shortened version of the story with your child so that they can use this to create their own version. They can change the setting, the characters and the quest.
This week in school we are learning all about clouds. What can you find out about clouds? Look at how clouds are represented by famous artists. Maybe create some cloud artwork of your own.
All about Easter - see the attached document for the text and related questions.
Please see the attached document that contains many different links to great online resources which can be used to help your child with their English work. Another good website that provides teachers with ideas and resources is Twinkle. They are currently offering parents 1 month of access for free during the current uncertain climate. To access, log onto: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer Register your email address and set up a password, using the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS for 1 month’s free access.
Fun in the sun - a great time had by all enjoying the rare sunshine in our outdoor area.
After enjoying the story of 'Escape from Pompeii' - the class have enjoyed finding out more about volcanoes. They were particlulary fascinated by Mount Vesuvius and the City of Pompeii. We have written fantastic explanation texts and then presented this information in small groups infront of the class.
The class then discovered more about where volcanoes are located around the world. We found out all about the 'Ring of Fire' and some of the famous volcanoes and the devestation they have caused.
During the Spring Term we have been having an amazing time enjoying being in our school environmental area. The children have made their own camp fires, enjoyed mugs of hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows and built dens.
It has been a wonderful team building experience and an oppportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Whatever the weather, the class have had a brilliant time and it has been the highlight of every week.
This term we have been finding out all about the Romans. Our curriculum enquiry question has been:
'What did the Romans do for us?'
It has been suprising to discover how many things the Romans have contributed towards, from the obvious (architecture and hygiene) to the more unusual (fast food and advertising) the Romans have left their mark across the country.
We have enjoyed finding out about this period in History. The children have been particularly fascinated by the Roman City of Pompeii. They have enjoyed finding out all about the volcano that destroyed Pompeii 2000 years ago. We have been discovering what happend to the city on that fateful day and writing stories that explain how various members of the Roman City escaped and found safety.
We hope that you are enjoying reading with your children at home and are finding these diaries useful.
We have come to the end of another fantastic week in Year Four and Five. The class have settled in brilliantly and it has been wonderful to see so many new friendships developing.
I have been impressed by the children’s brilliant listening and team work skills as well as showing a very positive attitude towards learning. The class have been focusing particularly on the Learning Behaviour of ‘resilience’ and this will really help them as they move up through Key Stage Two.
This week has been particularly exciting because we have introduced the imoves program. The children are absolutely loving the short active blasts and it has helped to complement our learning throughout the school day. We have been learning all about Bollywood Dance Moves, Calming Mindfulness and High Intensity Hiit sessions. I can already see that imoves will have a massive impact on learning in the class. If your children are excited to do activities like this at home they can try using https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers. Combining learning content with physical activity is incredibly memorable and enjoyable. I have loved seeing the children’s faces light up with enthusiasm.
In class this week the children have AMAZED us with their fantastic Diary entries. We have been writing as if we are Stone Age Hunters and the children have really got into character. Our whole topic is aiming towards answering the question:
‘ Could you survive life in Stone Age Britain?’
Through reading a book all about the Life of a Stone Age Hunter we have been able to really imagine what life would have been like thousands of years ago. We will soon be reading the fabulous book ‘Wolf Brother’ which is written by Michelle Paver and this will help inspire the children even more and enable them to really imagine what life would have been like.
This week we have been creating our own cave art and the children have been using these incredible symbols to tell stories of their own.
In maths we have been learning all about place value of numbers up to 1 millions and beyond. They have been partitioning and rounding and finding different ways to draw numbers using grids, part whole models and place value coins. We will soon be moving onto the addition and subtraction unit.
The term has started with some fabulous incentives to encourage the children to read both inside school and at home. They have all brought home lovely reading diaries and this week they will be beginning a sponsored read which will hopefully raise lots of money and allow us to buy some incredible new books from Usborne Books that will benefit every child in school.
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We are the best we can be.
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We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
All Bridge Schools are now closed. Delaware Primary is operating as the 'Hub' school providing a reduced service only for children of key workers and vulnerable groups within normal school registration hours for Delaware and Gunnislake.
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