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Welcome to Holdstone Class

 

Key information:

Outdoor Learning is every Monday - please bring in old clothes, a coat and wellies.

PE is every Wednesday and Friday - please bring full PE kit with trainers/plimsolls.

Home Learning - homework is sent home on Fridays, is written on our learning summary and included on our class page. Please return by the following Wednesday (Thursday at the latest). 

Thank you!

Mindfulness for kids!

Fitter Future have some great ‘mindfulness moments’ resources for children to help with general well-being and to support children if they are coming back to school.

https://app.fitterfuture.com/student/wellbeing/workouts 

log in details: Student username: southmolton password: southmolton 

 

 

Stay at positive and always look for sunshine! You all make me so proud!

Home Learning Week 13

6.07.20 – 10.7.20

 

Hello everybody, just a few reminders about transition days. Year 3's will be in on Tuesday 14th July  and Year 4's will be in on Wednesday 15th July. You will spend the day with me, meet your new teacher and have a fun day including a socially distanced sports day. You will be dropped off and picked up from the hall.

Children will need to wear sports clothes with a hat and coat and bring a water bottle/lunch (school dinners are available). 

 

Miss Tauch will be doing her last phone calls next week and you will be seeing me on the transition days so if you have any worries or questions then you can talk to either of us or e-mail school.  You can also continue to e-mail in home learning and any questions you may have to deputy@southmoltonprimary.devon.sch.uk. 

Have a great week and see you next week!

 

If the Oak Academy lessons https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule and the bbc videos-https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f  are enough for you then please continue using these. If you have more time and want some variety then please use the resources below. Remember there is no right way to do home learning- please use what works for you and your child. 

 

Literacy

Please continue the latest Talk4Writing booklets: https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/batch5?fbclid=IwAR2NdDAyc3KL3l01sch-bvWdXa9XDKlwQWSROiSz-MtDemq-GoXbbhRvoxo . This should take you two-three weeks to complete.

Year 3: Unicorns uncovered

Year 4: Goblinology: The Ultimate Guide to Goblins
 

Also, if you want to write a letter to me, you can send them into school - I love receiving them!

Thank you Harry,Archie and Lily for sending me your lovely letters- they have been a joy to read.

 * Extra challenges for writing - 10 minute challenges’- This is a fantastic website with a range of different writing activities and challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators! https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ 

 

Reading

Use the purple mash Serial mash resources to read a text and answer the questions. 

Don’t forget the summer reading challenge will continue all summer .Join the challenge, get rewards,play games and earn badges as you discover awesome books to read this summer-” Let’s get silly at home “

www.summerreadingchallenge.org

 

Maths

Follow this link to white rose, choose the year group and try their daily lesson videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ .
Yr 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Yr 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
The worksheets to go with these lessons are attached below.

Also please carry on with short sessions on TTRockstars or Mathletics.

 Purple Mash also have some really fun maths games you could have a look at.

 

Topic

Outdoor Learning:

Go fly a kite, up where the sky is blue!!

Follow the attached instructions below and make your own kite!

 

Science: 

Mrs Gardner has made a July Science challenge all about space -see attached PPT below.

Alternatively,if you didn't create your own volcano during the Spring term -can you make one at home?

See attached challenge below.

 

PE:

GET INVOLVED IN THE #DEVON VIRTUAL GAMES

This is an opportunity for all children to participate in the Devon Virtual Games. There is going to be 6 active events in all, but you enter them individually with support from your family and so can choose which ones you want/can do.

With each event there are certificates, medals and awards and the school with the highest percentage of pupils taking part will also win a prize - so get your friends involved!  

 

The Fifth and Sixth (Creative Challenge) events are now live and children have until 12th July 2020 to enter. 

To access all the details go to: https://www.activedevon.org/find-the-devonvirtualgames and then click on Event 5 or 6.

 

Home Learning Week 12

29.6.20 - 3.7.20

 

I hope you've had a good week! Thank you to all of you who have replied to my letter via post or sharing it with me via Google Drive. They have been lovely to read and have all made me smile! I have missed calling you all but Miss Tuach has been updating me on how you all are and what you've been up to which has been lovely! I can't wait to be reunited on our transition day!

 

If the Oak Academy lessons https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule and the bbc videos-https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f  are enough for you then please continue using these.
If you have more time and want some variety then please use the resources below.
Remember there is no right way to do home learning- please use what works for you and your child. 

 

Literacy

New Talk for Writing booklets have been released this week:

https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/batch5?fbclid=IwAR2NdDAyc3KL3l01sch-bvWdXa9XDKlwQWSROiSz-MtDemq-GoXbbhRvoxo

Yr 3: Uncover Unicorns

Yr 4: The Ultimate Guide to Goblins!

* Extra challenges for writing - 10 minute challenges’- This is a fantastic website with a range of different writing activities and challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators! https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ 

 

Reading

 Log on to Purple Mash using your login and try the serial mash books and comprehension challenges. 

Don’t forget the library summer reading challenge has started now so check out this link from The Reading Agency .The theme is year  is “Let’s get silly “

https://www.facebook.com/summerReadingChallengeUK/videos/676544646513856/?vh=e&d=n

 

Spelling

There are some great spelling games on Topmarks:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Extra:

You could also go on purple mash and explore all their spelling/phonics games!

 

Maths

Follow this link to white rose, choose the year group and try their daily lesson videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ .

Yr 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Yr 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

The worksheets to go with these lessons are attached below.

Also please carry on with short sessions on TTRockstars or Mathletics

Extra: have a look at https://mathsframe.co.uk/ to play lots of math games and related activities

 

Topic

Science 

Plant dissection - can you dissect a flower and name all the parts of the plant? See attached challenge below

or:

Animals can be sorted into groups - carnivores (eat meat), herbivores (eat planets) or omnivores(eat both plants and meat).

Completed the Animal challenge sheet attached below and see if you can sort all the animals by what they eat!

D&T/Science:

Can you create your own Pin ball machine?

The Science Museum Group have created a great challenge linked to games. Follow this link for more info:

https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SMG-Learning-Activities-Pinball-Power.pdf

 

Outdoor learning:

Super Sticks! 

See attached challenge below!

 

PE:

GET INVOLVED IN THE #DEVON VIRTUAL GAMES

This is an opportunity for all children to participate in the Devon Virtual Games. There is going to be 6 active events in all, but you enter them individually with support from your family and so can choose which ones you want/can do.

With each event there are certificates, medals and awards and the school with the highest percentage of pupils taking part will also win a prize - so get your friends involved!  

 

The fourth (Boccia Sock-ia) and fifth (Creative Challenge) events are now live and children have until Sunday 5th July 2020 to enter. Sock-ia is the same as boccia however you use socks instead of boccia balls. This game can be played individually or with other family members in your household. The 5th challenge is about creating a 7th Spirit of the Games Value for Devon and explain its meaning. You then create your logo & send a photo of what it will look like.

To access all the details go to: https://www.activedevon.org/find-the-devonvirtualgames and then click on Event 4.

 

Have a great week and keep smiling - remember you are all superstars!

Home Learning Week 11

22.6.20 - 26.6.20

 

I hope you've had a good week even with all the rain! I have missed calling you all but Miss Tuach has been updating me on how you all are and what you've been up to which has been lovely! I hope you all enjoyed reading my letter this week - if you want to reply,send your letters to the school - I will enjoy reading them!

 

If the Oak Academy lessons https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule and the bbc videos-https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f  are enough for you then please continue using these.
If you have more time and want some variety then please use the resources below.
Remember there is no right way to do home learning- please use what works for you and your child. 

 

Literacy

Continue your Talk for writing booklet: https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/batch4?fbclid=IwAR2NdDAyc3KL3l01sch-bvWdXa9XDKlwQWSROiSz-MtDemq-GoXbbhRvoxo

* Extra challenges for writing - 10 minute challenges’- This is a fantastic website with a range of different writing activities and challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators! https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ 

 

Reading

 Log on to Purple Mash using your login and try the serial mash books and comprehension challenges. 

Don’t forget the library summer reading challenge has started now so check out this link from The Reading Agency .The theme is year  is “Let’s get silly “

https://www.facebook.com/summerReadingChallengeUK/videos/676544646513856/?vh=e&d=n

 

Spelling

There are some great spelling games on Topmarks:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Extra:

You could also go on purple mash and explore all their spelling/phonics games!

 

Maths

Follow this link to white rose, choose the year group and try their daily lesson videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ .

Yr 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Yr 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

The worksheets to go with these lessons are attached below.

Also please carry on with short sessions on TTRockstars or Mathletics

Extra: have a look at https://mathsframe.co.uk/ to play lots of math games and related activities

 

Topic

Science 

Grow your own crystals - see sheet attached below

 

Outdoor learning:

This week your challenge is to experiment with different vegetable and fruit seeds that you would otherwise throw away and to see if you can make them grow.

 

Mindfulness:

Mindfulness activities are really great for children who are feeling worried or feel they have a lot of their mind. Cosmic Kids, have great sections called 'zen den' and 'peace out'.

Follow this link and have a go a few times a week: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8snGkhBF7ngDp1oJtx5VcjwatxZn8xLK

 

PE:

GET INVOLVED IN THE #DEVON VIRTUAL GAMES

This is an opportunity for all children to participate in the Devon Virtual Games. There is going to be 6 active events in all, but you enter them individually with support from your family and so can choose which ones you want/can do.

With each event there are certificates, medals and awards and the school with the highest percentage of pupils taking part will also win a prize - so get your friends involved!  

 

 

The third event was called 'Dance' and children have until Sunday 28th June 2020 to create your own dance routine to the song ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weekend. Your routine will have to be no longer than 1 minute in duration, but you can use any style of dance you like. If there are adequate entries and permissions allow, all the clips will be edited to create a dance video routine to thank all key workers for their hard work. 

The fourth (Boccia Sock-ia) and fifth (Creative Challenge) events are now live and children have until Sunday 5th July 2020 to enter. Sock-ia is the same as boccia however you use socks instead of boccia balls. This game can be played individually or with other family members in your household. The 5th challenge is about creating a 7th Spirit of the Games Value for Devon and explain its meaning. You then create your logo & send a photo of what it will look like.

 

To access all the details go to: https://www.activedevon.org/find-the-devonvirtualgames and then click on Event 3 or 4.

 

Message from Miss Tauch:

 

NEXT WEEK IS NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT WEEK AT HOME - GET INVOLVED!

Dear Parent,

How do you fancy challenging friends, family or neighbours to some fun, virtual sporting activities this summer?

At national children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust, we are determined to ensure that young people stay active and connected through this difficult time. We’ve been helping families do this with our daily #StayHomeStayActive activities since March and now we’re challenging the public to go one step further by joining us in our first ever National School Sport Week at Home, supercharged by Sky Sports.

Taking place from 20-26 June, the week will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the opportunity to take part in a series of virtual sporting challenges which help young people capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they may be missing out on and the Youth Sport Trust is delighted that Sky Sports will be helping to supercharge the campaign.

How do I find out more?

Registering couldn’t be simpler. Just go to our website www.youthsporttrust.org/nssw and click on the link for parents. You will be asked a couple of questions as you register about who you might challenge and how many people you would like to get involved.

After signing up we will provide you with free and easy-to-use resources to help plan your week of National School Sport Week at Home Activity, set challenges for your families, friends and neighbours, and shout about it online.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the growing number of people who will be running, jumping and throwing their way to glory from 20-26 June.

 

Have a great week and keep smiling - remember you are all superstars!

 

Home Learning Week 10

15.6.20 - 19.6.20

 

I hope you've had a good week! I have missed calling you all but Miss Tuach has been updating me on how you all are and what you've been up to which has been lovely! I have sent a little letter to you all so I hope you enjoy reading it! Keep up the great work at home and I will see you soon!

 

If the Oak Academy lessons https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule and the bbc videos-https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f  are enough for you then please continue using these.
If you have more time and want some variety then please use the resources below.
Remember there is no right way to do home learning- please use what works for you and your child. 

 

Literacy

Talk for writing booklets: https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/batch4?fbclid=IwAR2NdDAyc3KL3l01sch-bvWdXa9XDKlwQWSROiSz-MtDemq-GoXbbhRvoxo

* Extra challenges for writing - 10 minute challenges’- This is a fantastic website with a range of different writing activities and challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators! https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ 

 

Reading

 Log on to Purple Mash using your login and try the serial mash books and comprehension challenges. 

Don’t forget the library summer reading challenge has started now so check out this link from The Reading Agency .The theme is year  is “Let’s get silly “

https://www.facebook.com/summerReadingChallengeUK/videos/676544646513856/?vh=e&d=n

 

Spelling

There are some great spelling games on Topmarks:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Extra:

To support children with Spelling at home Sir Linkalot is doing daily youtube spelling lessons at 2pm https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/

and his website has links to his free app which uses links and videos to help you spell tricky well words. 

You could also go on purple mash and explore all their spelling/phonics games!

 

Maths

Follow this link to white rose, choose the year group and try their daily lesson videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ .

Yr 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Yr 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

The worksheets to go with these lessons are attached below.

Also please carry on with short sessions on TTRockstars or Mathletics

Extra: have a look at https://mathsframe.co.uk/ to play lots of math games and related activities

 

Topic

Science - if you haven't had a go at Mrs Gardner's science challenge - have a look below at last week's challenges.

or:

Try the science 'Ice Rescue' attached below.

 

Outdoor learning:

Try the Wild Tribe Blossom challenge attached below

or

Friends of the earth  have got 4 fun and free activities aimed at getting your child acquainted with the wonderful natural world.

From learning about different trees in a word search to creating a mini drinking pond for birds and insects, these free activities will keep  children entertained indoors or out.

Just visit www.friendsoftheearth.co.uk and sign up for free to receive planet- friendly activities...They will  email you the link to their nature activity sheets .Remember if you do make the mini drinking pond for insects and birds send us a photo of your work

 

Mindfulness:

Mindfulness activities are really great for children who are feeling worried or feel they have a lot of their mind. Cosmic Kids, have great sections called 'zen den' and 'peace out'.

Follow this link and have a go a few times a week: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8snGkhBF7ngDp1oJtx5VcjwatxZn8xLK

 

PE:

GET INVOLVED IN THE #DEVON VIRTUAL GAMES

This is an opportunity for all children to participate in the Devon Virtual Games. There is going to be 6 active events in all, but you enter them individually with support from your family and so can choose which ones you want/can do.

With each event there are certificates, medals and awards and the school with the highest percentage of pupils taking part will also win a prize - so get your friends involved!  

The second event that has just become open for entries is called 'Pentathlon' and children have until Sunday 21st June 2020 to complete 5 athletics events which you can do at home and they are; Shuttle Run, Standing Long Jump, Vertical Jump, Speed Bounce and Target Throw.

To access all the details go to: https://www.activedevon.org/find-the-devonvirtualgames and then click on Event 2.

 

 

 

Home learning- Week 9

8.6.20 - 12.6.20

 

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all okay and have had a fantastic week. I am thinking of you all lots and have really missed speaking to you this week- I loved hearing from Miss Tuach what you have been up to while I'm with the year 2/3 key worker children. Keep up the fantastic work because you are making me such a proud teacher!

Check out this week's challenges below:

 

If the Oak Academy lessons https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule and the bbc videos-https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f  are enough for you then please continue using these. If you have more time and want some variety then please use the resources below. Remember there is no right way to do home learning- please use what works for you …remember to try and make learning FUN!  

 

Literacy:

**New talk4writing booklets** https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/batch4?fbclid=IwAR3cemSZS7Qczyc1-UC__OTDc3onimN3LRcyV9ErCFTVc3CiIzcKtkuMH2A 
 

Could you try to earn a Blue Peter badge?! Write an interesting letter, poem or story and send it to Blue Peter to try and earn the famous blue badge! Or perhaps you could write about the environment, conservation and nature in an attempt to earn a green badge? https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges?fbclid=IwAR0ZPWjvlDSUzGT0nZqMqSFA0YukxqLA4_wV1reXmeu9ZgyDpdKZ1Z2G2KM

 

Reading

 Log on to Purple Mash using your login and try the serial mash books. Each E-book is split into chapters with a quiz at the end of each chapter.

 

Spelling

There are some great spelling games on Topmarks:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Extra:

To support children with Spelling at home Sir Linkalot is doing daily youtube spelling lessons at 2pm https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/

and his website has links to his free app which uses links and videos to help you spell tricky well words. 

 

Maths

Follow this link to white rose, choose the year group and try their daily lesson videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ . The worksheets to go with these lessons are attached below.

Purple Mash have also got some great games/activities related to key skills in maths - go to the topic section and practise activities related to fractions and time.

Also please carry on with short sessions on TTRockstars and Mathletics. If you run out of challenges on Mathletics, I will continue to provide more for you - I will keep checking online :) 

 

Topic

Science

Mrs Gardner's monthly science challenge:
Please look at the bottom of this weeks home learning to view Mrs Gardner's challenge... 'Terrific Tunes!' 

 

Watch MissShinn's video and follow my instructions to make your very own lava lamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai5r11EXKZ0&fbclid=IwAR25xaG79iuJHCu51z9sf0EInX6nNXJoy7XocRsMaXbhQsJ-Xt0C6ufHMbI 

and/or

Have a look at the stargazing booklet attached below and have a go at some of the activities!

 

Outdoor Learning

Create your own Scavenger hunt mini beast hotel - see the instructions below

 

Whether in your garden or out on a walk , nature is happening all around us . Find out what you should look out for this month to spot the very best the wild world has to offer: www.rspb.co.uk

 

PE

GET INVOLVED IN THE #DEVON VIRTUAL GAMES

This is an opportunity for all children to participate in the Devon Virtual Games. There is going to be 6 active events in all, but you enter them individually with support from your family and so can choose which ones you want/can do.

With each event there are certificates, medals and awards and the school with the highest percentage of pupils taking part will also win a prize - so get your friends involved!  

The first event was called 'Walk, Jog, Run Devon' and children have until Sunday 14th June 2020 to complete a/several walk, jog or runs anywhere in Devon and then enter the event by filling in the entry form online. You then state on the form whether you have achieved 20 miles (Bronze Award), 30 miles (Silver Award) or 40 miles (Gold Award).

The second event that has just become open for entries is called 'Pentathlon' and children have until Sunday 21st June 2020 to complete 5 athletics events which you can do at home and they are; Shuttle Run, Standing Long Jump, Vertical Jump, Speed Bounce and Target Throw.

 

To access all the details go to: https://www.activedevon.org/find-the-devonvirtualgames and then click on Event 2.

 

Art

Have a go at the pebble people art activity attached below!

 

Have a great week! smiley

Make your own lava lamp (with Miss Shinn)

Home Learning Week 8

1.6.20 - 5.6.20

I hope that you have all had a lovely half term and have been enjoying the sunshine! As you know some year groups will be back in school this week, however will be continuing to support you with home learning as well.

 

Phone calls will now be completed by Miss Tuach and Mrs Alford and if you have any messages for me then these can be passed on.
 

You can also continue to e-mail in home learning to: deputy@southmoltonprimary.devon.sch.uk. I really enjoying seeing what you’ve been doing 😊

 

If the Oak Academy lessons https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule and the BBC Bitesize daily-https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f  are enough for you then please continue using these. If you have more time and want some variety then please use the resources below. Remember there is no right way to do home learning- please use what works for you!

 

Literacy

We are now new Talk4Writing packs if you have not yet looked at these then they are available from https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/home-school-units/ 

These should take you two weeks to complete and are a fantastic way to practise grammar skills alongside a writing project!

 

 * Extra challenges for writing - 10 minute challenges’- This is a fantastic website with a range of different writing activities and challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators! https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ 

 

Reading

Have a go at the reading comprehensions attached below. Remember lots of the answers are in the text and some you may have to have your own opinion or predict your own idea. 

 

Spellings

Have a go at the spelling worksheet attached below! 

and/or

there are some great spelling games on Topmarks:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Extra:

To support children with Spelling at home Sir Linkalot is doing daily youtube spelling lessons at 2pm https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/

and his website has links to his free app which uses links and videos to help you spell tricky well words. 

 

Maths

Follow this link to white rose, choose the year group and try their daily lesson videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

The worksheets to go with these lessons are attached below.

Also please carry on with short sessions on rockstars and Mathletics. If you run out of challenges on Mathletics, I will continue to provide more for you - I will keep checking online :) 

 

Topic
Art

Have a go at my bubble art video - it’s a fun one which you can create outside.
All you need is: paper, washing up liquid, water, four bowls and liquid food colouring.

(video will be uploaded by the end of Mon 1st June)


Computing - Coding with Mr Attwood! 
Mr Attwood has made a fantastic video which you can follow along with to practise coding! 

https://youtu.be/TIVvTYmMGY8


PE

I've attached a booklet of games that we are using at school to teach children about social distancing. There might be some that you can have a go doing at home, espeically if you have brothers and sisters. 

 

Science

Below there are some attached science challenge cards- James Dyson who invented the Dyson hoover has made a pack for kids with lots of exciting challenges on. See if you can choose one to have a go at!

 

Art with Miss Peddle - Bubbles!

Home Learning Week 7

20.5.20 - 27.5.20

It was lovely to catch up with all of you again last week! It’s been great to hear about all the amazing home learning that you have been doing! Remember to stay positive and keep smiling. I love seeing photos of your learning so please keep sending them in! Have a look at this week’s challenges below:

 

Literacy

If you have started, continue the Fantastic Mr Fox unit! 

This link provides lesson plans, resources and discussion points. Please look at the bottom of last week’s home learning pack as I have attached an audiobook for ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ that you can read along with.

https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/resource/fantastic-mr-fox-?fbclid=IwAR1qpZXKOKFO_gV2-D_Jy71k0Z1AKgnLNe5UECnvk-MDjY8Zgm5HDTV6Ul4 

 

’10 minute challenges’- This is a fantastic website full of a range of different writing activities and challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators! 

https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/


Reading
myON: https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html
 This website has a fantastic library of books that you can read online. This is especially great if you have already read all the books in your bookshelf.


Log on to Purple Mash and click on Serial Mash for their ebook library: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/smi-ex36

SPAG

Topmarks have some fantastic games linked to spelling and grammar. You can choose different games to play to practise different skills

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar 
 
To support children with Spelling at home Sir Linkalot is doing daily youtube spelling lessons at 2pm https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/ 

and his website has links to his free app which uses links and videos to help you spell tricky words.

Maths

Natwest MoneySense Maths!

Natwest are running  MoneySense Mondays and start the week with a fun and engaging money lesson delivered straight to their home!

They are running live lessons on the NatWest YouTube channel and Facebook Page every Monday from 10.00–11.00am.

On Monday 18th May they will be covering needs and wants for lower primary in the first 30 minutes and Raising money for charity in the second 30 minutes for upper primary where they will also be joined by special guest, cricketer Michael Vaughan!

https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/teachers/distance-learning/?utm_source=NSP&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RBS6&utm_content=RBS6-112&dm_i=4C7I,U1LH,3EI790,3NH2N,1 


Please continue completing your set activities on:
https://login.mathletics.com/ 
 and/or 
Continue with the White Rose Maths challenges:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
The worksheets for White Rose Maths are attached are the bottom of this week’s home learning 

 

Topic

Fire Safety
Devon and Somerset fire and rescue would normally do visits to schools this term. Here is a link for you to have a look at the you can complete different activities related to fire safety.

http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/YoungPeople/SchoolVisits/Index.cfm?siteCategoryId=5&T1ID=53


Science 

Mrs Gardner’s next science challenge is included at the bottom of this week’s home learning.


PE

GET INVOLVED IN THE #DEVON VIRTUAL GAMES

This is an opportunity for all our children (Reception up to Year 6) to participate in the Devon Virtual Games. There is going to be 6 active events in all, but you enter them individually with support from your family and so can choose which ones you want/can do. 

With each event there are certificates, medals and awards and the school with the highest percentage of pupils taking part will also win a prize - so get your friends involved!   

The first event is now open, its called 'Walk, Jog, Run Devon'. You have 4 weeks (until Sunday 14th June 2020) to complete a/several walk, jog or runs anywhere in Devon and then enter the event by filling in the entry form online. You then state on the form whether you have achieved 20 miles (Bronze Award), 30 miles (Silver Award) or 40 miles (Gold Award). 

To access all the details go to: https://www.activedevon.org/take-a-challenge and then click on #DevonVirtualGames.

Good luck everybody and I would love to hear from those that are taking on the challenge and if you have any photos of you walking,running or jogging Devon then send them to the usual e-mail: deputy@southmoltonprimary.devon.sch.uk for us to share on the 'Home Learning Heroes' page. 

Home Learning Week 5! 

13.5.20 - 20.5.20

Hello everyone 

I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and have been enjoying the sunshine! I have felt really proud of all of your amazing home learning and I have loved seeing your pictures! 

 Please keep emailing in your fantastic home learning to: deputy@southmoltonprimary.devon.sch.uk

Have a look at this week’s challenges below.

 

Literacy

FANTASTIC MR FOX: The literacy shed have a fantastic unit of work based on Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/resource/fantastic-mr-fox-?fbclid=IwAR1qpZXKOKFO_gV2-D_Jy71k0Z1AKgnLNe5UECnvk-MDjY8Zgm5HDTV6Ul4 This link provides lesson plans, resources and discussion points. Please look at the bottom of this week home learning pack as I have attached an audiobook for ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ that you can read along with.

 

’10 minute challenges’- This is a fantastic website full of a range of different writing activities and challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators! https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ 

 

Reading

myON:   https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html This website has a fantastic library of books that you can read online. This is especially great if you have already read all the books in your bookshelf.

Log on to Purple Mash and click on Serial Mash for their ebook library: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/smi-ex36
 

SPAG

Spelling- Spelling frame have lots of amazing resources linked to suffixes - games, practise sheets and more. Have a look at the ending ‘ture’ this week. 
https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/14/9-Words-with-endings-sounding-like-ture

 

To support children with Spelling at home Sir Linkalot is doing daily youtube spelling lessons at 2pm https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/ and his website has links to his free app which uses links and videos to help you spell tricky words.

 

Correct the year 3/4 spellings worksheets:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-2272-year-3-and-4-correct-the-spelling-mistakes-activity-sheets

 

Maths
Please continue completing your set activities on

https://login.mathletics.com/
 and/or 

Continue with the White Rose Maths challenges:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Topic

Have a go at this art project put together by the Duchess of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery!  
The Duchess and the National Portrait Gallery invite you to submit your own photographic portrait, taken during these extraordinary times, which responds to one of the following themes:

-Helpers and Heroes

-Your New Normal

-Acts of Kindness        

Follow the link for more information   https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/

 

P.E

Cosmic Kids yoga: 
https://m.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Cricket: Chance to Shine have some great resources and ways to keep active at home, you can have a go at continuing our P.E cricket sessions with them by watching their videos. Each week a new resource is released with a video demonstration and instruction card: https://www.chancetoshine.org/staying-active-during-the-covid-19-outbrea

 

Science

Have a go at Mrs Gardner’s next science challenge - attached below.

or

if you haven’t already, have a go at 

‘Marvin and Milo's: adventures in science’ experiment with Miss Shinn- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT7vIvvxETU

 

Extra Resources: 

BBC Bitesize have daily lessons based on different topics – there are some history activities, science, music, geography and more:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

'100 fun indoor activities' to complete at home (please look at the attachment at the bottom of this weeks home learning).

 

Read-a-long with Miss Peddle-Action Jackson

Roald Dahl | Fantastic Mr Fox - Full audiobook with text (AudioEbook)

Home learning Week 5
6.5.20-13.5.20

It has been lovely to see some of your amazing work which you’ve emailed or shared with me on Google Drive! I love seeing what you are doing so keep sending them in!

I hope you are enjoying watching the teachers’ videos! We will upload more for you to enjoy soon! 

It is really important to continue completing some home learning (little and often). However, please do not worry if some days you do not complete all the activities you planned to achieve- this is difficult time for everyone, if something becomes frustrating, leave the activity and come back to it. Have a look at this week’s challenges below! 

 

Literacy
10 minute challenges’- This is a fantastic website with a range of different writing activities and challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators!

https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/


or continue your Talk 4 Writing pack from last week 😊

SPAG
To support children with SPAG at home Sir Linkalot is doing daily youtube spelling lessons at 2pm

https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/
 
Reading Comprehension Pack:
Literacy shed has many great resources. Here are some comprehension challenges. I have also attached them below. Read the text then try to answer the questions, using the text to help you.

https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources/reading-comprehension-plus/reading-packs-ages-7-11

myON 

https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html
 This website has a fantastic library of books that you can read online. This is especially great if you have already read all the books in your bookshelf.

Log on to Purple Mash and click on Serial Mash for their ebook library: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/smi-ex36


Maths:
Please continue completing your set activities on

https://login.mathletics.com/
 and/or 

Continue with the White Rose Maths challenges:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/


Some other fraction activities: 
Fractions song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTce7f6KGE0&t=51s

 

Lego activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=pbmLnP7Qh_4&fbclid=IwAR0duSTENJAoyNQqhL36nKDzcp1Vqf62OVYyXIRNsHIy9a9q8fu-0ebYFs0&app=desktop


Topic:
Science
Mrs Gardner has set a new science challenge for you to try! See the link below. 

PHSE
Mrs Brown has sent photos of some boxes you can make at home (photos below). One box is for things we are grateful for and one is things we want to do when lockdown finishes. When this is all over then you can open the box and do some of the suggestions as a family.
PE
Cosmic kids Yoga
https://m.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Miss Tuach would love to see how you are all keeping active while at home. Please send any photos of you and the family keeping fit and healthy to deputy@southmoltonprimary.devon.sch.uk then we can also share them on the 'Home Learning Heroes' page on the newsletter.


Forest school
Attached below is a forest school activity pack which you could complete if you like. There a lots of fun family activities which you could try!


Art
Watch my 'Read-a-long with Miss Peddle’ video 2 and a new art video – how to make your own sketchbook! 
 

 VE Day! Friday 8th May

This week marks a key date in British history- VE day. Perhaps you could research and learn all about this significant date in our countries history? Below are some activities you could complete and a range of resources you can access:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4813-ve-day-resource-pack
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

On Friday afternoon, we’d love for everyone  to join in with the Nation’s Toast to the heroes who sacrificed so much to secure the freedom we have today. At 3pm, stand and raise a glass or cup of refreshment of your choice and make the toast: “For those that gave so much, we thank you.”

 

Picture 1

4 May 2020

Art with Miss Peddle - How to make your own sketchbook!

'Marvin and Milo: Adventures in science' with Miss Shinn

This non-fiction book is full of fantastic experiments that you can try at home! Watch the video and have a go at Marvin and Milo's experiment 'Inseparable b...

Home Learning Week 4

29.4.20 - 6.4.20

It was lovely to speak to you all again last week! I hope you've had a lovely weekend! Please remember to keep completing your home learning - little and often!

This week, I have recorded a fun story and art activities which you and your family could try - be a creative as you like and email your amazing work!

 

Maths 

The children would currently be  learning about fractions if in school and the NCETM website have made some great 20 min maths videos helping year 3/4 learn about fractions. The resources can be found here: 

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54454?utm_source=NCETM%20Newsletters&utm_campaign=4a4d6a8df7-primary-round-up-april-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_13f8d631f4-4a4d6a8df7-221447721 

The link to the learning videos is included below. Children follow along with the teacher and complete work included in the video. They progress slowly and  the video are clear and helpful. Lots  of children will be able to complete the sessions independently. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQqF8sn28L9yTV9WxpHw-9BbqRe_f49fr 

 

Other fraction activities:

Fractions song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTce7f6KGE0&t=51s (make sure you can identify which number is the numerator and which is the denominator)

Could you make your own equivalent fraction wall out of strips of paper? https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-068-fractions-wall

Lego activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=pbmLnP7Qh_4&fbclid=IwAR0duSTENJAoyNQqhL36nKDzcp1Vqf62OVYyXIRNsHIy9a9q8fu-0ebYFs0&app=desktop

 

Literacy: 

Pie Corbett character description! Can you create an interesting / usual character with a unique name?  Draw and describe them in as much detail you can. Watch the video below to inspire and help you with creating your character! 

Extra challenge – can you put your character into your own story? 

 

Alternatively/additionally: 

  BBC Bitesize now have daily lesson activities – they use videos to help kids understand different concepts and have activities based on them.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1  

 

Reading: 

I have included some more audio books at the bottom of my page for you to listen too. 

The  Author Guy Bass (the same author who wrote Spynosaur) has also read one of his books via a video on his website – have a look! Maybe you could write a book review after you have listened to the story! 

https://www.guybass.com/home-school 

 

https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html

This website has a massive library of books… from recipe books, literacy and maths books and animal books to stories, hobbies, sports, and ‘weird and wonderful’ J

 

If children have a tablet/ipad they can access amazon’s free kindle books- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-Childrens-eBooks/zgbs/digital-text/362219031

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

This website has lots of free ebooks. Adults need to register but it’s free and you can explore a wide range of ebooks. Select the age range 7-9 and there’s lots of choice! 😊 

 

Topic: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1  

BBC Bitesize have daily lessons based on different topics – there are some history activities, science, music, geography and more!  

 

Art: 

Choose and activity from Tate kids to create! You can send images of your amazing creations to us – some of these may be shared on our home learning heroes page! 

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids 

or

Watch my 'Read-a-long with MIss Peddle' video and the next art video and have a go at some dot inspired art.

 

Science: 

Mrs Gardner has set a new science challenge for you to try! See the link below. 

 

Pie Corbett Characterisation

Mrs Gardner's Science Challenge 2

Read-a-long with Miss Peddle

Art with Miss Peddle

South Molton Community Primary School - Come Alive - The Greatest Showman

Roald Dahl | Fantastic Mr Fox - Full audiobook with text (AudioEbook)

 

Home Learning Week 3

 

It was lovely to speak to you all last week to see how you and your families were!

Have a look at this week's challenges below.

Keep working hard, having some fun with your family and enjoying the sun!

 

Literacy / Maths

The Oak Academy is an online school that has been set up to support children with lessons from home – we would love you to try this and let me know how you found it. Each day on this link https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule choose your year group and work through the days lessons. You will need a pen and paper and a screen to watch the lessons on.

 

Alternatively, there are updated home learning packs similar to the ones we sent out originally to print off and use -https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/?goal=0_9fbcd14815-71c3b42352-191292263&mc_cid=71c3b42352&mc_eid=92adba569b

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I have set challenges on Mathletics for children to complete. Aim for around 15-20mins each day. There is lots to keep you busy for a number of weeks if needed. https://login.mathletics.com/?_ga=2.73179415.566728267.1586898678-1496295686.1586898678

 

Alternatively for literacy, you can also use the previous links to last week and continue the Talk4Writing literacy scheme - https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets

 

Keep up the spelling, reading and times table practise!

 

Topic – Science

Mrs Gardner's science challenges! Mrs Gardner will be setting a whole school science challenge (this is also a fantastic opportunity for siblings to work together). – I have uploaded the PPT for you below.

 

Dyson have created lots of engineering challenges for children on lockdown with video tutorials.

https://www.dezeen.com/2020/04/07/dyson-children-coronavirus-lockdown

https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html

Video links to watch to help with each project:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpBQHVUlKs3qD7-u1bm164Qs3WJ0ZVU6X

 

PE

'Get Active and Be Mindful' programme called 'Fitter Future': Go to https://app.fitterfuture.com/student/auth/login and the username and password for all children/families is: southmolton.

There are lots of active and mindfulness videos that children/families can participate in, there are monthly challenges and the children can select characters to represent them!

 

Roald Dahl | George's Marvellous Medicine - Full audiobook with text (AudioEbook)

Claire Barker - Local Author Reading her book

Still image for this video
To watch more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS3wbCKcbWLRauHrlfcNLTg

Home Learning -Week 2 

 

Hello everyone, 
 

Welcome back after the Easter holidays- I hope you have all had a lovely rest and have been able to enjoy the sunshine. Please keep visiting this page each week for new activities and ideas for home learning. 
 

I would LOVE to see some of the amazing home learning you are proud of. Please email: deputy@southmoltonprimary.devon.sch.uk and we will put your fantastic work on our ‘Proud page’ and Mr Parkin will choose the best each week for the school newsletter! 

We understand that this is a stressful time for everybody and lots of you will be having to work from home. You don't have to spend a long time on an activity, little and often is better. Please don't feel like you have to complete all of them either- they are suggested activities and you can pick and repeat them as much as you like. You can also use and look back at other resources that have previously been posted on our school website. The most important thing is that they are having fun practising their learning!

 

Take care and stay safe, 

 

Miss Peddle

 

15.4.20 - 22.4.20

Maths – 

Please continue practising your times tables on TTRockstarz- remember you can always ‘rockslam’ your friends (and teachers smiley).

 

For Maths lessons you can visit:

https://login.mathletics.com/?_ga=2.73179415.566728267.1586898678-1496295686.1586898678

I have set challenges on Mathletics for children to complete. Aim for around 15-20mins each day. There is lots to keep you busy for a number of weeks if needed.

OR

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

Choose your year group and complete a lesson a day. Or... scroll to the bottom and look at the Power Maths textbooks- click on resources and you can print off worksheets to complete each day using the textbooks to help you.

It is completely up to you. Remember there are also activities on ‘Parents- home learning’ tab on the website. 

 

Literacy- 

At school, Talk4Writing is the literacy scheme we use, please visit-

https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets

Choose your year group and either print off or use online the booklet for your year group. Each booklet should last 2 weeks. I'd love to see any photos of your writing from this. I wonder if you could write a WOW paragraph that includes fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, conjunctions and a range of adventurous adjectives and adverbs?!

Helpful grammar, punctuation and spelling  practise resources:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=year+3+spag

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=year+4+spag

Spelling - 

Follow the links for lots of online games:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb

OR

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - select your year group and practise some of the prefix/suffix sections.

 

Reading-
Please make sure you keep reading at home each week- there is also a range of audio books you can listen to online and ebooks available (look on the parents’ home learning tab).  
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC9XXoFSuEuhuA5a-yTklZcyjk8Bv3i-b

 

Topic-

'Your world'- please use the BBC teach pack. Visit:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/bbc-teach-and-resource-links-geography-ages-5-11-t-g-685 

follow the links and find out about the 7 continents of the world- Can you find the UK and Devon on a map? You could: Choose a continent to research and create a poster, leaflet or powerpoint/document about what you have found out- remember you can go on your google account and make slides/documents.

Art

Take part in the Beaford Arts photography collaboration -‘North Devon Here and Now’.

The details and instructions can be found here: https://beaford.org/

 

Have you visited our school youtube page?
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCX4C11lsTQd8LGDjZEYETVg

We will try and update it as much as possible.

 

Please remember this is guidance- we understand that this is a stressful time for everybody and lots of you will be having to work from home. You do not have to spend a long time on an activity, little & often is better. Please do not feel like you have to complete all of them either- they are suggested activities. You can also use & look back at other resources that have previously been posted on our school website.

 

Take care, 


Miss Peddle x

 

 

Our class text at the moment is called Synosaur! We are nearly at the end of this amazing book!
If you would like to find out more about this story and the author Guy Bass, here are some websites which include videos of the author reading the story, telling you all about himself and what inspires him:

https://authorfy.com/masterclasses/guybass/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjUd1C-k9Bw

 

You may need to log in, but it's free and there are many more authors and videos which you can watch!

Spynosaur Book Trailer.mp4

Still image for this video

Holdstone Harry Potter Fans

 

The amazing author,  J.K. Rowling, has launched a brand new platform to help children and parents during the period of school closures.

 

‘Harry Potter at Home' is a fantastic new site which contains word searches, quizzes, character drawing guides and more. The first audiobook is also now available free online! 

 

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

 

 
Home Learning Week 1

 

Hello Holdstone class!

 

I hope you’re all smiling, being good for your parents and working hard on your home learning. Please continue to complete some reading, writing, maths and PE daily (and of course some art if you can 😁). I have assigned some challenges on Mathletics to include as your daily maths home learning if you would like to complete them rather than some of the booklets. You can choose a couple a day (depending on length of challenge, aim for around 20 mins a day) and you have lots of time to complete them so don’t worry. 

I have also added lots of fun art activities and websites for you to explore at home and other teachers have added some fun science and PE activities as well as others. Have a look on the parents section of the website as it’s been updated weekly for you.
 

Have a little break during the Easter holidays and try and have some fun with your family at home 🐣. I will be ringing you all after the Easter holidays to find out how you are getting on - be good and keep working hard! I miss you all, see you soon! 
 

Miss Peddle


Home Learning


Home learning is accessible through the parents page on our website. 
Children can access their google drive from home using their log in if they would like to use Slides or Docs. Holdstone class do not have access to Google Classroom at the moment however they are welcome to create documents as part of their home learning if they wish. 
It will be fantastic to see all of their amazing work when we return. 
 

 


PGL

 

Thank you to all of the amazing children for embracing and enjoying new challenges! It has been a busy but brilliant few days. Thank you to everyone who was involved including PGL staff, parents, staff and of course the children.

See you all soon! 

 

Science Week!

 

This week has been very exciting so far! Today, we learnt about the focus of the week, researched about engineering, created PowerPoints and met some visitors from 361 energy!

 

World Book Day!

 

Volcanoes!

 

We had a fantastic afternoon sharing our volcano learning!

We had a range of incredible models, posters, PowerPoints, information leaflets, exploding models and even edible creations! 

 

Thank you to all the children and parents who helped with each and every project; they have been amazing!! Take a look at some of them below.

 

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals 

 

To finish our literacy learning linked to our text, we created information pages inspired by our book!

Each one is uniquely brilliant! 

 

Exmoor Zoo Visit!

 

Homework Project 

 

For the next two weeks, please create a piece of work about volcanoes 🌋. You can present this how you wish. You could create a model, a information booklet or even a PowerPoint. We will be sharing them in class on the last week before the half term. 

 

Australia Day!

 

On Monday, we celebrated Australia Day! We learnt about what is great about the country but we also learnt about the devastating wild fires.

 

Thank you to all the parents who donated cakes for the school cake sale. The money we raise will be going to WWF to support the wildlife and people who have been affected by the wild fires in Australia. 

 

We have written newspaper reports all about the fires and how lots of people around the world are helping! The children have also shared their amazing Australia research homework with the class!

 

We will be continuing to learn more about Australia this week as part of our ‘Attenborough’ topic. Take a look at some of the photos from our week!

 

 

 

Homework 24.01.2020

 

It will be Australia Day on Monday and we will be learning lots about Australia, native animals and the effects of the wild fires. For homework this week, please can the children research thing about Australia or about an Australian animal of their choice. Please see homework books. 

 

Music 

 

In music this half term, we have been learning African drumming. It has been super fun to learn different beats!

 

MoneySense Workshop!

 

The year 4 children enjoyed the MoneySense workshop this week. They learnt about the value of money and how it’s used. During the session, the children worked in groups to run their own smoothie business and budget their money to buy what they needed and sells their smoothies to make a profit.

 

 

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Happy Christmas from Holdstone Classs!

Happy Christmas from Holdstone Classs! 1

 

Homework 20.11.19

 

Our next topic is called Attenborough! For homework over the holidays, please can the children research an animal of their choice and it’s habitat. Please see homework books for more details.

 

Happy Christmas!

 

Stone Age Cooking!

 

In outdoor learning this week, we continued our learning about Stone Age life. We cooked a fruit stew on the outside fire which included, pears, blackberries, water and honey. Lots of us tried it; some children thought it was super yummy and others didn’t agree but enjoyed trying it! Take a look at some of the photos of our cooking!

 

Printing!

 

Today, the children created their own prints using some of the techniques we have practised in previous lessons! They were inspired by the patterns found in nature.

Take a look at some of the colourful designs we have made!

 

Homework 6.12.19

 

This week, we have been looking at book reviews and exploring different books we have enjoyed reading. For homework, please can the children write a book review for a book of their choice.

 

Science Spaghetti Challenge 

 

The children had a fantastic afternoon, working in groups to create a suspension bridge using only spaghetti, marshmallows and sticky tape. 

 

 

Homework 29.11.19

 

For homework this week, please can the children create your own cave painting / drawing based on The Stone Age. Please see homework books for more details!

Art 

 

This half term, we have been exploring pattern in nature. We have made rubbings, sketched and explored different types of pastels to help us show texture in different ways. Next, we will be creating printing tools and making our own tile prints. 

Thank you to all the children who baked cakes and for their kind donations! We raise £75.48 from our amazing bake sale! We also all loved the Children in Need sport circuit!

BBC Children in Need Baking!

 

Today, we worked together in groups to bake some yummy cakes and biscuits for our class bake sale!

All the money we raise will be donated to BBC Children in Need!

Thank you to all the children who made and/or baked things at home 😁

 

 

Remembrance Day!

 

Running up to Remembrance Day, we have been exploring the book ‘Song for Will’ by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey. In the text, a children writes letters to his friend Fred who was fighting in the war. We learnt about life for the solider and life for the children who were at home. We created our own fantastic letters and poppy information pages. 

In outdoor learning, we also created our own poppies and some tried sewing a poppy, which is one of our 100 things to do before leaving primary school!

 

Homework 8.11.19

 

For homework this week, please can the children create a BBC Children in Need poster for our class bake sale which will be on Friday 15th November at 3.15pm outside Holdstone class.

Badminton

 

This half term for P.E, we are learning to play Badminton. We are having lots of fun learning all the new skills.

 

Homework 1.11.19

 

For homework this week, please can everyone practise their times tables. This can be completed in homework books or on TTRockstars. Please see homework books.

 

Thank you! 

Half-term Homework

 

As part of our science learning, we will be learning more about animals and their habitats. For homework, please design or make a bug hotel. 

 

We will then use some of these in outdoor learning to help us study some of our local wildlife.

 

An extra optional homework has gone home about a photography competition if children would also like to complete this. See homework books for more details.

 

Have a great half-term! 

Planet Making

 

As part of D&T, we are working in groups to create Papier-mâché planets. We have worked super hard to plan, design and start to make our planets. We have thought carefully about the equipment needed and how we can work together effectively.

Mental Health Awareness Day!

Outdoor Learning!

In outdoor learning this week, we have continued our science learning by making a model of a water cycle,

We worked in groups to make them and then wrote instructions.

Homework 4.10.19

 

 This week, please can the children create a descriptive paragraph all about an autumnal image.

Please see homework books for more details.

Have a great weekend!

 

Harvest!

 

To celebrate the importance of harvest, the children created art work inspired by the

artist Van Gogh and his painting ‘The Harvest’.

Some children from each class also shared what they did in a special assembly. 

literacy!

 

In literacy this week, we have been learning about parts of a sentence.

We worked together to build sentences. Some were very funny! 

Outdoor Learning!

 

Today, we watched an exciting video, imagining what a dinosaur would of been like if it entered our school grounds. We watched it eat from our forest school trees!

Next, we worked in groups outside, to help us find out more about this dinosaur. 

After that, we presented our findings in groups to the rest of the class.

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We also started to share our dinosaur research homework which we will continue to do this week! 

Homework 20.9.19

 

For homework this week, please could the children research a dinosaur of their choice. They can present the information they find out how they wish! 

Happy researching!

Bike Week!

 

At the start of Bike Week, we all enjoyed practising our cycling and scooter skills on the playground.

We also worked together in groups to label the parts of a bike and discuss the important things to remember to look after!

We learnt about the history of bikes and how they have changed and created bike safety posters!

On Friday, we really enjoyed the bike races and in the afternoon, we learnt about first aid and how to help someone if they are hurt!

What a fantastic bike week we have had! 

 

Homework 13.9.19

 

For homework this week, please could the children practise their times tables or number booklet challenges. Please see homework books. 

 

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Thank you!

Homework 6.9.19

 

For our first homework this year, please could the children practise their times tables on TTRockstar. Each log in is located in the back of the children’s reading records. If children can not access this at home, there are opportunities to do this at lunchtimes in school. 

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Thank you!

Start of the year self portraits!

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