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Easter Hols!! 3rd April

03/04/2020
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Hi Beech Class! 

I hope are all healthy , still having fun , getting used to being at home and staying safe!

Thank you to those that were able to send me their postcards or work , it was lovely to see! I'm missing you so its nice to be reminded of you and see how you are getting on.

It seems such a long time since I saw all of you, I bet you have grown a little already and there will be more wobbly teeth too!

I hope you have a fabulous Easter holidays , there are lots of things to do and make  and I hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of treats. If you do get stuck for ideas, please email the office ans theyll get in touch with me for some suggestions. 

Enjoy your Easter holidays and some lovely sunshine !

 

 

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Missing Beech Class ! 27/3/2020

27/03/2020
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It's only been a week or so and I have so missed being with Beech Class!!

I hope you are all ok and keeping safe and well.

I expect you are being good and helping your mums and dads, especially if they are trying to work .

I really hope you have had time to go for a walk, notice the flowers coming up, the sunshine , the blossom and the leaf buds on the trees, maybe you have even joined in the rainbow trail by making your own rainbow and sticking it in your front window or counting those that you see. We have found 184 now and it has made our walks a bit more exciting!

If you have tried to do a little work then well done! If you haven't , don't worry!

If you've run out of Bug Club books, I've put some more on. It may not look like that many but as you go onto higher books, they take longer to read. Let the school know if you run out again though!!

Some ideas for next week-

Maths -  Twinkl -several sheets for measures in cm , get measuring lines, drawing lines, ordering things by length. measure straight and wonky things - wonky things can be measured with some string /wool and then that can be measured with a ruler. maybe amrk out a metre and how far 2metres is!

                Game - search -Topmarks 'Measuring in cm'

Literacy- Can you write a postcard to me , telling me what you have been doing /watching/playing? try to use but/so/because.

               Watch Youtube 'Spelling Patterns oo,ew,ue,u,u-e / My Growing Brain

               Then sort the words on Twinkl worksheet ' Alternative spellings ew,u-e,ue Activity sheet'

 

Science- If your plant is growing , try putting it in a shoebox and making a little hole to see if it will grow through it towards the light.

Geography- Draw a map of your garden , using a key if you can to show grass and path/ tree/plant area

History - Find the 'London's Burning ' song on YouTube and write some new lines for the song

PE- Joe Wicks  live PE  workouts 9am Monday -Friday on Youtube , Gonoodle(internet site) or Cosmic Yoga (YouTube)

(Twinkl also have a printable exercise diary if you want to fill it in with your activities)

Art- Make some paper look old using tea or coffee (lots of Youtube videos for this) . when it is dry, draw a landscape of the Great Fire of London.

PSHE- search 'Grattitude Scavenger Hunt' - there is a printable one which will keep you busy and realise what a lucky lot you are , I hope !

Hopefully if this situation continues, we can set up a platform that allows us to download worksheets and activities straight to you which would be a lot easier!

Any problems , please email the school and they will pass it on to me. 

Have a very Happy Easter and enjoy some family time !! 

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To be continued...!

24/03/2020

It was with  a heavy heart that I have said goodbye to the fabulous Beech Class just now on FaceTime!

I am very sad not to have spent the last few days with the children, as self-isolating . Mrs Shuttlewood has been an absolute star and come in to cover for the last two days , on her days off, bless her! I am extremely grateful to her and hope the children have enjoyed the activities planned. 

I hope in the coming weeks that you can all work out a way to stay safe and do some nice activities. Staying at home has been a challenge for my family !! I definitely know that at times you will all need your own space, try to make a little time for fun activities (baking/making/paper folding/art/games/card  games or card stacking towers/dance offs/the cereal box game etc ,you also need some exercise and fresh air not to mention time to keep the brain alert! All great in theory but pop in there working from home, constant cleaning and germ management , washing , food prep, food shopping etc its quite a juggling act!

The children have their work packs, these will be a good basis to make a page or so part of their day. Some children will need a routine to keep them feeling safe, others maybe not at first but at some stage. There are so many educational websites offering free use at the moment too - No 1 is Twinkl - we use this alot !  go to Twinkl.co.uk/offers , code CVDTWINKLHELPS .They have quite a lot of printable work however and if your house is anything like mine, this will be running low already and although not quite as hard to find as toilet paper it is still a rarity! 'Phonicsplay' is also offering free access -  username : march20 , password : home. 'Planbee' , 'URbrainy'  and 'Plazoom' are also offering free learning packs and site access. BBC have some great pages and there is a fabulous number of videos to watch on 'GreafireofLondon.org' and games to play. Joe Wicks is offering a 30min PE session every morning at 9am but there are also many 5 min workut for kids on his Youtube channel. 'Gonoodle' is also great fun for dances etc ,they have their own website which is free to sign up for and 'Cosmic Kids Yoga' on Youtube is fab for more restful times. Please don't forget to read, this is so important ,the children have made so much progress and become so enthusiastic it would be so sad for this to stop.

We were about to learn so much more -measuring , how to measure in cms , more/less than a metre etc , drawing lengths and  ordering /estimating length. We were going to make moving pictures of London with a turning London Eye (split pin), lifting Tower Bridge levers and split pins , moving River Thames (a card slider) and pop up Shard. You are welcome to try any of these at home! We have not yet used weights or learnt about time , this is much easier to do at home as children tend to learn differently and be at different stages with this. 

One activity that would be lovely to do would be making a diary of how the children's plants grow ( I hope they do!)

There is a  page on Facebook called 'ideas to survive school closure' . I highly recommend this , there are lots of logins for free site access and lovely ideas from parents and teachers alike to keep children occupied. 

I may see a few of you if you are coming back to school in the coming weeks as part of the Keyworkers entitlement but I do hope that for the good of us all , that I see Beech Class in May or June because it will mean that we have a grip on this terrible virus and things can start to get  back to some new form of reality. The sooner the better! 

The children have been a fabulous bunch this year and have progressed so much , you should be very proud of them, although cut short , they have been one of my favourite classes and there's been a lot! I hope they are as lovely for you at home ....

In the mean time , please keep safe and stay sane! 

If you have any concerns , please email the school and I will get back to you ASAP

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To be continued..! 20/3/2020

20/03/2020
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It was with  a heavy heart that I have said goodbye to the fabulous Beech Class just now on FaceTime!

I am very sad not to have spent the last few days with the children, as self-isolating . Mrs Shuttlewood has been an absolute star and come in to cover for the last two days , on her days off, bless her! I am extremely grateful to her and hope the children have enjoyed the activities planned. 

I hope in the coming weeks that you can all work out a way to stay safe and do some nice activities. Staying at home has been a challenge for my family !! I definitely know that at times you will all need your own space, try to make a little time for fun activities (baking/making/paper folding/art/games/card  games or card stacking towers/dance offs/the cereal box game etc ,you also need some exercise and fresh air not to mention time to keep the brain alert! All great in theory but pop in there working from home, constant cleaning and germ management , washing , food prep, food shopping etc its quite a juggling act!

The children have their work packs, these will be a good basis to make a page or so part of their day. Some children will need a routine to keep them feeling safe, others maybe not at first but at some stage. There are so many educational websites offering free use at the moment too - No 1 is Twinkl - we use this alot !  go to Twinkl.co.uk/offers , code CVDTWINKLHELPS .They have quite a lot of printable work however and if your house is anything like mine, this will be running low already and although not quite as hard to find as toilet paper it is still a rarity! 'Phonicsplay' is also offering free access -  username : march20 , password : home. 'Planbee' , 'URbrainy'  and 'Plazoom' are also offering free learning packs and site access. BBC have some great pages and there is a fabulous number of videos to watch on 'GreafireofLondon.org' and games to play. Joe Wicks is offering a 30min PE session every morning at 9am but there are also many 5 min workut for kids on his Youtube channel. 'Gonoodle' is also great fun for dances etc ,they have their own website which is free to sign up for and 'Cosmic Kids Yoga' on Youtube is fab for more restful times. Please don't forget to read, this is so important ,the children have made so much progress and become so enthusiastic it would be so sad for this to stop.

We were about to learn so much more -measuring , how to measure in cms , more/less than a metre etc , drawing lengths and  ordering /estimating length. We were going to make moving pictures of London with a turning London Eye (split pin), lifting Tower Bridge levers and split pins , moving River Thames (a card slider) and pop up Shard. You are welcome to try any of these at home! We have not yet used weights or learnt about time , this is much easier to do at home as children tend to learn differently and be at different stages with this. 

One activity that would be lovely to do would be making a diary of how the children's plants grow ( I hope they do!)

There is a  page on Facebook called 'ideas to survive school closure' . I highly recommend this , there are lots of logins for free site access and lovely ideas from parents and teachers alike to keep children occupied. 

I may see a few of you if you are coming back to school in the coming weeks as part of the Keyworkers entitlement but I do hope that for the good of us all , that I see Beech Class in May or June because it will mean that we have a grip on this terrible virus and things can start to get  back to some new form of reality. The sooner the better! 

The children have been a fabulous bunch this year and have progressed so much , you should be very proud of them, although cut short , they have been one of my favourite classes and there's been a lot! I hope they are as lovely for you at home ....

In the mean time , please keep safe and stay sane! 

If you have any concerns , please email the school and I will get back to you ASAP. 

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This week 13/3/2020

13/03/2020

This week Beech Class have embraced their work with continued vigour and impressed me with their enthusiam and motivation.

The children have been mindful to use hand gel and wash their hands regulary , taking extra care with general hygiene. We still await further news on what will happen with regard to school closures but are preparing work packs if this situation does occur.

In Literacy, we have been using es and s ending for plurals and writing leaflets to encourage people to visit London and see what our capital has to offer. They have also completed their Spelling Bee , 10 words per day . The children have worked really hard and should be very pleased with their results -certificates will be on their way next week ! In phonics, we have been looking at the alternative spellings of o (oh) -o-e (rope) ,oe (toe) ,oa  (road) and ow ( snow).

In Numeracy , we have looked at data handling in bar graphs, tallies and pictograms. 

Thank you for your Sports Relief contributions today and to those who entered the colouring competition and bought cakes from the cake sale. The children have heard about the great work that the charity does in assembly and enjoyed a testing workout to see how far they go to challenge themselves . 

We have also managed to plant individual seeds in pots and make clay tiles , not to mention enjoying an interesting visit from the Fire service .The fireman explained more about The Great Fire of London and organised the children to line up and pass buckets as they would have at the time , helping them to appreciate that changes had to be made to create a strong fire fighting service. 

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