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Snowy Owls – Week beginning 6th July

Hello, Snowies!

Thank you to everyone for sending photos and video clips for the Leavers’ DVD. What a great effort! I’m now busy making films and putting everything together. I’m hoping to get the DVD to you at some point next week. Watch this space!

I believe that Wales High, Aston Academy and Dinnington High have now all launched their transition activities.

If you haven’t yet heard from DHS, their transition site is here:

https://dhstransition.co.uk/

Each of the high schools has given you plenty to do, so I would definitely suggest that you prioritise getting to know as much as you can about your new school and having a go at the activities they have set.

I always love hearing from you, so please feel free to continue sending photos, work and messages.

Best wishes

Mrs Roberts

Snowy Owls – Week beginning 29th June

Good afternoon, Snowies

Thank you to everyone who sent photos for the leavers’ film. It is now complete and I can confirm that you were all very sweet when you were four years old!

I now have 21 fantastic films of your favourite memories from your time at Anston Greenlands. Keep them coming! Additionally, if any of you would like to send a film of a particular talent, I would love to see them and they will feature of the Leavers’ DVD. So far, I’ve had singing, drumming, rugby and guitar playing!

Make sure you get your ‘I’m Still Standing’ Lip Sync videos to me by 3rd July (this Friday). Either send the film to me directly or use www.wetransfer.com. I have only received one of these so far from the children not in school. Please don’t be late – it will take us quite some time to put it together!

I’ve allocated two lines to everyone who has said they would like to be involved and I’ve sent this out. Please let me know if you haven’t received this. Feel free to sing in your clip if you would like to, but you don’t have to.

Again, please prioritise transition work from your new high school. I know some of you have quite a lot to do and I believe this will increase over the next few weeks for the rest of you.

Otherwise, keep going with the Oak Academy work, TT Rockstars, Rising Stars and Active Learn – whatever works well for you. This week on Oak Academy (Week 10), there is a focus on data handling in maths – this should be a good recap before you start Y7. In English, the teachers are looking at sections of the Shakespeare play, Macbeth. After your work last year linked to ‘The Tempest’, you already have experience of working with Shakespearian language, so I am sure you will find this interesting. Please feel free to send emails or photos showing me what you have been doing.

Best wishes – I hope to hear from you soon

Mrs Roberts

Snowy Owls – Week beginning 22nd June

Hello Snowies

The Leavers’ DVD is now shaping up nicely. I’ve had some fantastic films of memories and lots of brilliant photos of what you’ve been up to in lockdown. Keep them coming!

Make sure you get your ‘I’m Still Standing’ Lip Sync videos to me by 3rd July. Either email the film to me directly or use www.wetransfer.com.

I’ve allocated two lines to everyone who has said they would like to be involved and I’ve sent this out. Please let me know if you haven’t received it. Make sure you stick to the lines you’ve been allocated! We’ve finished all of the clips allocated to children in school and they’re looking good! Feel free to sing in your clip if you would like to, but you don’t have to.

A huge thank you to the PTA for the gorgeous hoodies and to our fantastic parents for organising this. Here are a couple of photos of the children in school wearing theirs.

Do feel free to prioritise transition work from your new high school. I know some of you have quite a lot to do!

Otherwise, keep going with the Oak Academy work, TT Rockstars, Rising Stars and Active Learn – whatever works well for you. I have received some really excellent pieces of writing. Please feel free to send emails or photos showing me what you have been doing.

Best wishes – I hope to hear from you soon

Mrs Roberts

Snowy Owls – Week beginning 11th June

Good Morning, Snowies!

Thank you so much to those of you who have been sending your work from the Oak Academy. I’ve seen some fantastic pieces.

I’m currently phoning everyone’s parents/carers to find out how you are getting on. If you haven’t heard from me yet, you should do soon.

I have sent everyone two emails this week – one with some ideas about how you could contribute to the leavers’ DVD and another with the backing track and lyrics for ‘I’m Still Standing’. Please let me know if you have not received both of these.

Apart from the Oak Academy lessons, I’m not going to set any more work – I would like you all to concentrate on your contributions to the leavers’ DVD.

Best wishes – I hope to hear from you soon

Mrs Roberts

Snowy Owls – Week beginning 3rd June

Good Morning, Snowies!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

As you will know, some of the Y6 children returned to school on Monday; we’re all missing the rest of you!

We have started to talk about some ideas for putting a leavers’ assembly online. I really want you all to be involved – I’ll be in touch soon with some suggestions but if you have any ideas, please let me know.

You will all have seen the letter about using Oak Academy. I’m looking forward to seeing your writing. Some of the English lessons from previous weeks have been based around ‘Skellig’,  so you would be welcome to have a go at those if you would prefer. Also, there are lots of history lessons linked to World War I and World War II that you might find interesting.

There’s still plenty to do on Active Learn and Rising Stars if you would like some extra practice.

If you are feeling creative, there is a fantastic looking writing competition here:

https://annefrank.org.uk/the-anne-frank-creative-writing-awards-2020/

For our designers, why not have a go at this:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/bp-competition

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mrs Roberts

Are you a Times Tables Rockstar Record Breaker?

I know that we have lots of children who are incredibly fast at playing Times Tables Rockstars, but are any of you Record Breakers?

I genuinely believe that someone from Anston Greenlands stands a good chance of getting a World Record.

Have a look at the instructions below and good luck!

Guinness World Records – TT Rock Stars – Letter to Pupils

Snowy Owls – Week beginning 18th May

Good Morning, Snowies!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well. It was great to see so many photos of you all from the VE day celebrations – it looks like you were having a fantastic time!

I have allocated two more maths games and a spelling activity on Active Learn. I can see that some of you have completed almost all of the tasks I have set so far.

This activity is great for problem solving. You’ll need to use prime numbers and square numbers to complete it – remind yourself of these by looking online if you can’t remember.

https://nrich.maths.org/1150

Keep going with Rising Stars and TTRockstars – I’m very impressed with how well you are doing on these. There are some very high earners now!

To extend your maths learning, have a look at this website about the platonic solids. I love the option to spin the shapes – if you’re feeling creative, you can make the shapes from their nets.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/platonic_solids.html

For science this week, these two video clips are a good recap of the work we have covered on reversible and irreversible changes.

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/34080/understanding-reversible-change

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/33261/carbon-candle

If you want to find out more about this area of science, these resources will help:

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/35390/properties-and-changes-materials-suitable-home-teaching

Enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs Roberts

Snowy Owls – Week beginning 11th May

Good Morning, Snowies!

I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

I have allocated two more maths games and a spelling activity on Active Learn. I can see that lots of you have been using it.

Have a go at this puzzle:

https://nrich.maths.org/1129

Find a partner and play this game. Can you come up with a strategy?

https://nrich.maths.org/1189

Keep going with Rising Stars and TTRockstars – I’m very impressed with how well you are doing on these.

Finally, this interactive website is a fantastic way of learning all about the human body. Can you learn something new?

http://www.tenalpscommunicate.com/clients/siemens/humanbodyOnline/#home

Take care. I’m looking forward to finding out all about what you have been doing.

Mrs Roberts

‘A Write Laugh’ Writing Competition

Just before Easter, I recommended the authorfy website – it’s packed with videos and resources from some of our favourite children’s authors. It’s free to access but a parent or carer will need to sign up.

Authorfy has just launched a competition for children aged between 5 and 13. Write a story in under 500 words that makes you laugh and you could win some great prizes. Are you a talented writer with a great sense of humour? Why not give it a go? There are ideas and tips from some fantastic authors on the website.

https://authorfy.com/masterclasses/awritelaugh/

 

Calling all artists and readers

Why not have a go at this competition to design a national book token? There are some great prizes and it’s a good opportunity to use your artistic skills too!

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/create-a-national-book-token-for-your-class