Mr Goodchild – 22/6/2020

A very big well done to all the children who are continuing do home-learning and have sent in work, even examples of work, to show what they have achieved. We do not need to see everything, but seeing examples that children are proud of or to see issues that we can help to address is really good.

An impressive piece of artwork was sent in by Isabel from Class 3, who chose to do the harder watercolour picture of poppies. Her picture was excellent and an inspiration to others.

At school we have been doing a short writing task every morning based on pictures from the Pobble 365 website. These are pictures to stimulate writing. I have also started sending the daily picture out to some of the other children in class 3. Some of the writing has been very impressive with some fantastic descriptions, vocabulary and ideas being used by the children. Some days we have sent writing completed by the children at school to see what the children at home think of them.

I will start sending the pictures out to all KS2 children a couple of times a week to encourage them to do some writing that they can share.

Last week at school we  covered learning about Islam, finishing our watercolour landscapes, looking at the raising of the Mary Rose and discussing whether it was a worthwhile thing to do. We also continued this discussion and talked about the Titanic and reasons why this ship should or should not be raised too. Children at school have continued with the White Rose Maths and looked at classifying creatures according to what they eat and begun looking at food chains in Science.

This week at school we will attempt more watercolour pictures, carry on finding out about food chains and decomposers in science, learn about Judaism in RE and have a zoom quiz about the first 9 chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Those at home need to complete one of the History/English tasks, and complete an art task. These can be sent digitally in to school when completed or left at the box by the front door of the school.

Unfortunately the website for the French activities was unable to be accessed this week, although we used it at school the week before with no problem. Hopefully the problem with it will get resolved and be available again soon. If there continues to be a problem I will recommend an alternative.