3 Mrs Turner
Dear Penguin class,
So today would have been our last day together before the start of the Easter holidays. What a strange old world it is at the moment.
It's lovely to hear what you have been doing and some of you have even sent me a photo too. Please send your messages to email@example.com
Mr Girling has a video teaching you how to tie your shoe laces on his class page. If this is something you need to learn to do, then now's the perfect time!
Some ideas of activities your family can do together, have fun!
Lily-May has been busy making rainbows and finding bugs
Evelyn has made a French poster and Arabella has been learning to sew.
Evelyn's finished one of the writing tasks.
You've probably found the fluffy chick in your work pack by now. Why don't you have some fun with your family and hide the chick in your house or garden for them to find everyday. A bit like Where's Wally, but Where's Chick!
School will be closing from Friday 20th March for most pupils due COVID-19. Your child will be given a work-pack to use at home, to allow them to continue their learning.
In the work-pack you will find booklets of work for maths, reading, writing and spellings, grammar and the foundation subjects. The work can be completed in any order.However, I would suggest that your child completes a little from each booklet everyday, so it is more like a normal school day with a mixture of subjects.
I've also included some extra things such as games and colouring sheets (including a dice, colouring crayons and a pencil sharpener) which are additional to the learning and I hope will bring some fun during these worrying times.
If you need to contact me you can email me (9:00 - 3:30 Monday to Friday) at:
P.S. Some work booklets have answers so you can mark your child's work. They like to know they've done well!
Professor Kaos taught us about gases and looking after our world as part of our science week work
World Book Day - It was fun to dress up as book characters!
Introducing our new topic TREMORS by creating our own volcanoes... they'll erupt very soon!
Our volcanoes are no longer extinct THEY'VE ERUPTED!
ROCKS and more rocks! It's so lovely to see your children's enthusiasm for our new topic
We hope you enjoyed your half term break. Your children were certainly ready for a rest as they've been working very hard.
We have another exciting term ahead. Our half termly project is called "TREMORS".
Our topic focuses on rocks, earthquakes and volcanoes . We'll build our own volcanoes and then make them erupt! It will be very exciting. We'll also be learning about the three main types of rocks and how they are formed and then finding out the different ways we use rocks today in building and making things in our everyday lives. We'll learnt about what causes a volcano to erupt and discover what has happened in the past when a volcano has erupted. Finally we'll learn about fossils and create our own in under 24 hours!
On Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th March you are invited to make an appointment to see your child's work and discuss their progress and any issues or concerns you have. If you are unable to attend either of these dates please speak to Mrs Turner to arrange an alternative date.
Our indoor PE lesson is on a Monday and outdoor PE with Mr Ablett is on a Friday. Please ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit and that earrings are either removed or tape is provided so they can cover them, thank you.
For reading and phonics lessons the children will continue to be grouped according to their learning needs. Some children will be completing Read, Write Inc (with additional 1:1 support in the afternoons) and the remaining children will be taught by either Mrs Turner or Mr Girling. Being a fluent and confident reader is "the key" to being a successful learner (this is backed up by lots of research) and we hope that you are able to support the learning in school by hearing your child read at home. There is a reading challenge to help engage the children and reward their hard work, however this has not yet begun.
Maths will continue to be taught using "The Mastery Approach" as last year's results were most positive and showed that children's learning and understanding of maths is accelerated using these methods. Some of the resources and methods used will differ to those that you used when studying at school, so please ask your child to explain them when they have maths homework rather than trying to explain the methods you used. Mrs Turner is able to give you some extra guidance if you need it, just ask.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is due to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to Mrs Turner please make an appointment via the school office or at the school gate at home time. Thank you.