Coronavirus Updates

We have added a new HOME LEARNING tab to the main menu. Everything that we upload will also appear on the home page, but this tab organises everything by year group. Don’t forget to keep checking the “Ideas for Everyone” page too – there will be plenty of good suggestions appearing on there. Mrs Baird also has some tricks up her sleeve to support our health and wellbeing…

Please click the links below to read the latest updates from school around Coronavirus.

Letter to Parents and Carers 01/04/20

Key Workers Letter

Closure Letter – including home learning and contact details during closure

Home Challenge Leaflet (whole school)

Home Challenge Leaflet (Y6)

School Closure Letter 19/03/20

Free Loan of Musical Instruments 18/03/20

Coronavirus Letter 17/03/20

We will continue to post letters and updates on the website as the situation develops.

Many thanks,

Mr Wirth

The Loudest Voice

We hope you enjoy the music video for our fantastic new single, ‘The Loudest Voice’. Please share it with everyone you know! We would like as many people to see it as possible.

Happy Easter to you all!

Under normal circumstances, Wrens, Robins and Chaffinches would be singing a very special song at this time of the year.  It has become almost a tradition to sing this Spring song in the weeks leading up to Easter.  The children seem to love it and it brings a lot of smiles to many faces.  We hope that this version will do the same!!!

We wish all of the children and their families a very happy and healthy Easter.

We miss you. xxx

P.S. If you want to sing along to the original, or some may say better version see below 🙂

 

 

 

 

Easter Holidays

Hello Snowy Owls!

I hope you all have a lovely Easter. We’d like you all to have a break from school work; however, I know we have lots of keen readers so I am sure that many of you will find this website interesting:

https://authorfy.com/

A parent or carer will need to sign up but it’s all free. You will recognise several of the authors from our Reading Spine. If nothing else, it is fun to put faces to names and to find out a little more about some of our favourite writers.

Bonjour les enfants!

Let’s practise our counting and colours in French.  Join in and then have a go at playing the game at the end. See if you can teach your grown up and try and catch them out.  Bonne chance!

I am also attaching another song that that we have been learning together at school – the french version of Hokey Cokey.  Apologies in advance adults, it’s one of those songs that sticks and can be quite annoying – haha!

Fun Grammar Games

Here are a couple of grammar games that you might like to play either on your own or with multi-players.

 

https://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/punctuation.html

https://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/conjunction.html

 

Take Care

Mrs F

Easter Fun Activities – Wrens

Hi everyone, I am missing seeing your little faces!

I have popped some Easter activities on here today, which you could pick from. Thought it might keep you busy, but also get you excited for Easter. I am!

Parents, if you ask your child to draw several Easter eggs, if you have any coloured paper use that, but if not you could get them to just draw the eggs and colour them in.

This would also help with the development of your child’s fine motor skills.(cutting particularly)

Once your child has several eggs created, draw them different lines across the eggs like in the picture, and ask your child to use scissors to cut them following the line to create two halves. (use scissors under supervision)

These eggs could then be used for a maths activity too by simply adding dots on one half of the egg, and the corresponding number on the other. (e.g. 11 dots and number 11) Then mix them all up and ask your child to count the dots on them and find the right numbers to match.

Why not get the paint out, if you have some? Create Easter eggs like the ones in the picture below. You could get your child to cut them out to create Easter cards or join them together with string to create some Easter bunting to hang read for Easter Sunday.

Here is something to develop their ICT skills, but also their creativity. Decorate your own eggs online.

http://www.meddybemps.com/easter/eggdeco.html

 

You could have a go at this Easter online word search too.

https://stormedapps.co.uk/easter/

 

I have attached some Easter egg hunt clues, which you could either print off (if you can) or copy them down for an Easter hunt on Sunday.

indoor-easter-egg-hunt-clues1

Have fun, and I will be touch again soon.

Love Mrs Marriott x

 

Hello Robins!

Before any work posts, I just wanted to share these photos of the cards that Robins made just before we closed.  I have sent them to 2 different Residential Care homes, one in Dinnington and one slightly further afield in Mexborough.  I think that you will agree they will certainly brighten up someone’s day.  🙂

Hopefully, you will all be enjoying the lovely sunshine.  Remember it is the Easter holiday now, so take time to take a well-earned break.  There is no expectation that you will be working over the Easter break, but here are a few ideas if you do want to keep busy.

Maths

In class we had started to learn how to tell the time – to O’clock and half past. What about making the most of the lovely weather and recreating this in your garden?

Remember that the hour hand goes half way between the numbers when it is half past the hour.

Easter Egg maths

This is a lovely game to play with a grown up. You could make your own counters (I would make little Easter eggs or dare I say it, use sweets!)  If you can’t put your hand on any dice, try making your own spinner with a pencil and a paper clip. Good luck and happy adding!

Eggs in the nest -addition

 

Reading

A company called myON are currently offering free access to over 6000 digital books. I have had a look and the books cover many topics; ranging from animals and insects, to dinosaurs and drones.  I think there is probably something for everyone and some of the books may help if you are doing a ‘project’ at home.

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

 

Take care and have a Happy Easter!!! xxx

 

TT Rockstars reminder…

Good Afternoon Merlins,

I hope you are all keeping active and making the most of these warmer days.

Over the next few weeks, I would like to see you all logging on to your TT Rockstars account, making a massive effort to improve you rockstar speed. Well done to those children who are using TT Rockstars consistently and continue to make good progress. I will be adding new times tables for you to practise for those that have super-duper speeds!

If you have forgotten your username and password, please ask your parents to email the school using the email address advised on the home learning letter and I will get it to your parents as soon as I can.

Remember, having a very fast recall of times tables is so important for the coming year and for the rest of your life!

Stay Safe Mrs F

 

‘Dave the Dog’ book for young children – explaining the coronavirus

Found this book, which has been made for our little ones who maybe worried about what is currently happening.

dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1

Lots of Love to them

From Me (Mrs Marriott) and Mrs Briggs x

STEM challenges!

Maths

Two children are playing with three balls, one blue, one red and one  green.

They toss up the balls, which run down a slope so that they land in a row of three.

How many different ways could the balls land?

You might like to use the interactivity below to explore the problem.

 

https://nrich.maths.org/2858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge

How many eggs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something extra!

Grimm and Co have published some helpful ideas online.

Here are some of the ideas they’ve sent to me.  Check out their website for any others.

grimmapothecary@gmail.com

Happy learning and happy Easter!

Grimm & Co free resources

Hi everyone,

I have just received this email from Grimm & CO. They are a team of creative, wonderful writers and illustrators who enjoy unleashing children’s passion for writing. Please share with your aspiring little writers.

Regards

Mrs F

Dear Mrs Farrimond,

I wanted to bring your attention to our distance learning provision here at Grimm & Co. We are in the process of launching a range of activities for children and young people while they are at home, during this time. 

All of the resources can be found on the Activities tab on our website here and we will of course be posting them on social media platforms.

These sessions range from short-burst weekly exercises to longer writing projects. Alongside these activities, we will provide step-by-step instructions and videos to aid the session. This provision is free for all. We will add activities every week so keep checking in with us.

We would love it if you could pass this on to parents/carers in your community.

Stay safe and kind wishes to you all,

Grimm & Co