Newsletter – April 30th 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Hope you are all well and staying safe. We are all missing you very much, school doesn’t feel the same with empty classroom and playgrounds. Hopefully, when it is safe, we will all be back together soon.
Each Year group has written an update for you explaining the work they have set for the children to complete this week.
Can we also please remind parents about the various teaching and learning tools we have in school for the children to use:
School has launched the Facebook page:
We are posting lots of different things on here, come and have a look, like us and keep coming back to see all the new things being added.
Seesaw online learning
To help with your child’s learning at home, school is subscribing to an online program where the children will be able to use their phones, tablets and laptops to complete school work. Teachers will be able to set the children work on here and children can complete it either by typing responses or taking photographs of the work they have done. It looks very exciting and will support your child’s learning at home.
Hopefully by next week we should be able to explain how the children can access it.
Free School Meal Vouchers
If your child is eligible for ‘Free School Meals’ you should be receiving a voucher each week to the email address you provided. The website the government use for ordering from is very slow and the vouchers are not being sent as quickly as we would have hoped. They were all ordered on Monday morning and should be with parents now, please check in your email spam and junk folders to make sure they haven’t been put in there by accident.
If you have any questions regarding this could you please fill in the form on the school website. It is on the parent page under Free School Meals.
If you are eligible but have not applied yet, there is a link on the same page which will help you apply.
New work set will be on a sub- page star link named week beginning 4th May.
Included is Maths and English work as well as a craft activity and website links to cosmic a kids, Sticky Kids songs, Read Write Inc live sessions and story time sessions.
Would you also be able to ask parents to put any work they have done with their children onto Tapestry please.
Thank you, Mrs Jagger
Reception summer 1
This term our topic is Superheroes. On the Reception webpage, you will find our Superhero topic web and some exciting superhero themed homework activities your child can complete. Each week, maths and topic learning activities are uploaded for the children to do. There are also links to other home learning websites and a suggested daily timetable.
And don’t forget to add any photos of your child’s amazing learning at home onto Tapestry for us to see.
Work for Year 1 is currently being set via the school website. Work is uploaded on a weekly basis for children to complete at home, covering a range of different subjects. To access the work, please follow the link
Miss Philliskirk and Mrs Sharkey
All of the homework set is on our Year 2 class page and then there are extra links like websites, videos, documents etc on the relevant curriculum page to support learning.
Alongside our home learning we have a TT Rockstars battle every Thursday between 9am and 6pm.
Year 2 home learning activities for week beginning 4th May 2020
English - The magical box where we will learn about the story of Pandora's box. The week after we will create our own magical box poem and even design our magical box at home.
Maths - We will be learning the time to the nearest 15 minutes and compare and sequence intervals of time. We will then move on to telling the time in 5 minute intervals. In addition to this, weekly arithmetic practice papers will be on the maths subpage.
Science - We are learning about different habitats and the animals that live there. We have previously looked at desert and ocean habitats. We will research and find out information about many more including rainforest, arctic and woodland habitats and how certain animals adapt to their surroundings.
RE/PSHE - We will be learning how Jesus is a friend to everyone. First, we will focus on what makes a good friend and the qualities that you may need. Then we will listen to a story from the Bible every week and discuss how Jesus was a good friend to many.
Also add a big thank you and well done to Isaac Farooq for his amazing efforts in our TT Rockstars Battles and to Faiza Raniyah for reading every day on Rapid Reading.
Ramadan Mubarak! We all wish you all a safe and happy time at home. We hope that you all doing well and that you are managing to do some of the work we have set. It is great to see your progress on Purple Mash, Lexia and Time Tables Rockstars! Please keep this up.
We will be sending some more work packs out soon, so look out for these in the post. These are also available on the class website. Remember you can use your purple books to do the work in.
If you do want to do some additional work online, we recommend the English tasks on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1
We will continue to phone home to check how you. It would be great if you could tell us about a book you are currently reading, so please get reading!
From Mr Cockson, Miss Lee, Miss Tash, Mrs Jones and Miss Platt
Hello year 4,
You will find daily updates of learning on our year 4 page. Each day there will be different activities for you to do. Remember you can put all of your learning into the exercise book that was sent home. Follow this link:
Also keep practicing your timestables on Timetable Rockstars.
Love Mrs Carruthers and Mrs Shipton
Year 5 work
The Year 5 page is:
I update this every morning before 9am.
I set work from BBC Bitesize
or The Oak Academy
and on LBQ every day before 9am.
The CGP books should last 16 weeks if children use them as we set out. Children can also go on Reading Plus, TT Rockstars and Purple Mash too – their logins are in their packs they took home.
We hope this message finds you all well. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Ramadan Mubarak to all our families celebrating Ramadan.
With regards to school work, children can:
- complete their written work given out/posted in March.
- complete Reading Plus assignments.
- Purple Mash activities are added weekly.
- TT Rockstar battles have been underway every Monday of April and will continue every Monday through May. 6JG currently have the lead!
- LBQ codes are put on the Year 6 page of the school's website every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Year 6 have been trialling Seesaw - a thank you to all parents and pupils who have activated their account and are currently using it. Seesaw activities will be posted daily and involve a huge variety of tasks from art, music, drama, P.E, R.E, humanities and also the core subjects of maths, English and science.
Keep safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future.
If you have any queries, or have NOT received a Seesaw letter, please contact the school.
Mr Gwynne and Mr Burrows