Welcome to Swallows Class
Mrs Mawdsley Mrs Evans Mrs Walker
Class Teacher Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
Hello all Swallows.
This week is quite a creative one, which is nice. I have put the activities on 2 sheets for you, as there are lessons which you can do at home but we can't do in school and the other way round. However, what we can all do is meet on Tuesday for a zoom at 2pm and take part in the Leavers' Service from the cathedral on Friday at 1pm. The links and activity sheets for that are on this page and your parents have been sent an email, I believe.
We are also making cards for our buddies and you might be working on your film/documentary or animation at home and we hope that you use the sheets below to teach you about filming techniques.
As we have already covered the White Rose work for this week, I have given you a powerpoint which has the word problems on and weblinks to help you with the answers - you saw some in class. They are very good and you may recognise some of the word problems, so you might feel more confident doing them this week.
Thank you to some of you who have sent us your Leavers' Book sheets for us to photocopy. We really would like them all by this Wednesday, so that we have time to colour photocopy all the pages and to make your 2020 Leavers' Book.
I have asked the class in school to check their rooms for any Winterslow books as we need these returned by the end of next week. Also, some of you have books belonging to other children in the class which they lent you. Could you please return these all to school where we will put them in quarantine and then return them to their correct places.
Design the outfit for your chosen character from the play. You can paint it or colour it in and so think carefully about the costume's colours.
We look forward to seeing you again on the zoom.
Mrs M and Mrs Walker
Rev. Simon has kindly agreed to produce a weekly collective worship for us to use, based around our 4 core values.
We can follow the worship at 10 am each Monday. I think that there is something special about the idea of all of us - at home and school following the worship together. https://youtu.be/rRDpmRTehB4
There is also an assembly on Thursday for us all: https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson
This book has been written by Lauren's aunt!! It was published recently and there was an article about her in the Salisbury Journal a few weeks ago, which some of you read. It sounds great fun.
Watch this on You Tube and then she also reads an extract from the book.
We would like to get in contact with Jenny and ask her some questions about writing a book, so please think what you would like to know and then blog these to us.
Hopefully, you will have enough questions and then we might be able to get some answers.
The White Rose Maths videos continue to be a useful home learning tool available via the White Rose website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
As a school we have made the decision to purchase a school subscription to White Rose so that we can provide continuity for both children and parents whilst we continue to be at home. Our subscription enables us to continue to provide your child with the opportunity to complete fluency and reasoning questions alongside the video lessons. The worksheets are a great way to practise the skills they are learning or revisiting. There is no expectation to print the worksheets as making notes or simple discussions are just as valuable.
Weekly worksheets will be uploaded to class pages on a Monday to support the videos available on the White Rose website.
We continue to recommend the BBC lessons as a supplement or alternative to these resources.
https://ttrockstars.com/ Remember you must spend the majority of your time in the Garage in order to progress to more complex questions. Complete a Gig sessions carefully when it replaces the Garage session to help you progress to further challenges. Check your heat map for red/orange facts as these are the ones which you need to improve your accuracy/speed.
Corbettmaths is very good as it has 5 quick questions for each day of the school year, at 4 different levels. The answers for the month are at the bottom of each month, so scroll down.
You could also try to complete one arithmetic paper a week (see links further down the page).
These are the details of the Wiltshire Virtual School Games which will be officially launched on Monday 1st June.
Please follow this link for a video introducing the event https://youtu.be/oiF-wEXIiWA
Local Paralympian Kate Grey sent a message of support https://youtu.be/n0FdvmOeiNE
There will be 8 different categories of activity – each will have at least 2 challenges. You can attempt all the challenges or just one or two. There will be winners for each separate challenge.
All activities can be carried out at home or school.
There will be Spirit of the Games Awards given to those who have to think creatively to be able to complete the activity.
Age categories are KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5+ Teachers and Parents are encouraged to join in as part of the KS5+ age group
Information about the activities and instructions on how to submit the entries can be found on our website http://www.wiltssport.org.uk/virtual-school-games
Please note that all entries must be submitted by 3pm on the Friday of the week the activity was released.
Look out for videos showing ex Sheldon School pupil/Bath Rugby/England squad member Tom Dunn and Gloucester/England Rugby Player Charlie Sharples attempting a challenge.
This is a great opportunity for students to join together with their peers to represent their school.
Science Links - Fun things to try at home
On this website, Scroll down to the 5th Grade videos and fun
This website has daily investigations that you can try at home:
Home Learning Archive
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