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Mrs G Hindes

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Mrs N Bredin


Latest Class News


Morning Everyone.......

25/03/2020
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Hello Sycamore Class! 

I really hope you are doing well. I've been in school this week looking after the children who have Key Worker parents. I know some of you have had some trouble getting onto Rock Stars and Numbots. Keep trying! We think they are having trouble as there are so many of you all over the UK who are trying to access the site.

 

Emily Coxhead, editor of the Happy Newspaper, publishes a newspaper three times a year full of Happy News. She has created a free 'Happy News' pack to celebrate positive news, acts of kindnes and encourage mindfulness. The pack even includes a template for you to create your own happy newspaper. You can download the pack at https://www.dropbox.com/s/txqw8aahpwk66pi/Free%20(temp)%20The%20Happy%20News%20pack.pdf?dl=0. You don't have to have a Dropbox account , simply click 'no thanks, continue to view' .

 We would love to see your Happy Newspapers so please feel free to take a picture of it and send it to admin@jotmanshall.essex.sch.uk and put 'Sycamore Class Happy News' in the subject field. We will then share them on the class page. 

Twinkl, the parent and teacher resource site, also publishes a series of activites/learning ideas everyday which are all based around a picure. You can access Twinkl Imagine here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/imagine

Keep Safe 

Mrs Hindes 

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Extended Easter Break

22/03/2020

Good evening

We hope that you have all stayed safe over the weekend.  It was an extremely sad end to the week having to say an early goodbye to the children for Easter.  We were so proud of how the children behaved with washing their hands and the sensible questions they were asking us about this virus.  On Friday we did a little experiement with water and herbs.  The herbs represented germs and when they first put their finger in the water the herbs stuck to their finger.  Once they had used soap they put their finger back into the water and herbs moved away.  We discussed how these herbs were like germs and importance of washing hands and how it could prevent them from getting germs.

 

Tomorrow will be a very odd day for all.  We would usually be getting up and ready for school and instead most children will be waking and staying at home.  We understand that it is a very difficult time for everyone trying to get their heads around how working from home will work for the adults as well keeping the children entertained.  All the children will have recieived a work pack on Friday to give them a starting place.  Please do not get too worried about how much work you feel the children are doing.  This week is just going to be trying to figure out how things are going to work, this will be different for every family.  Some children will like having some structure and others will not, you must do what is best for your family.  

 

On top of the work packs we have given you there are a lot of online resources for the children to look at like timestable rockstars, bug club (this is in the process of being set up), numbots and many more so please have a look at these.  Twinkl is also a great resource which is free for parents to use at the moment.  You will have recieved a letter with all of the details of these including user names and passwords.

 

Joe Wicks is also running a 9am exercsie class which will be a great start to the day.

 

Remember the children can learn lots doing practical activities, the weather this weeks looks to be nice so make the most of your gardens, get the children to help you do some gardening, do some baking (if you have managed to get flour) so that the children can measure out the ingredients, arts and crafts, board games and puzzle.  

 

If you have any worries at all please feel free to email the school and your message will be passed on to us.  We will then email back as soon as possible.

Keep safe.

We hope to see you all back in Sycamore class very soon.

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Hello to everyone who can't be here........

17/03/2020
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Good Morning! We hope you are safe and are looking after yourself and your families. In class this week we are working on dividing numbers with remainders and we are starting to write a newspaper article in sentence stacking. 

 

I have also put together a selction of learning games you can play on your Ipad or tablet to keep your brains busy. Follow the instructions below to access the learning games. Keep safe and hope to see you soon. Mrs Hindes 

 

1. Type in the website address www.twinkl.co.uk/go 

2. Click Sign in.

3. Enter the password zi6415 and then click on the login button. 

4. Have a play of some of the learning games! 

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Read all about it!

13/03/2020
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Sycamore Class have been learning all about the features of Newspapers this week. They read and investigated lots of articles to discover the most common features. Next week they will learn about how to write them using the 'Sentence Stacking' strategy. Rumour has it a very interesting Police Report is winging its way to Jotmans Hall as we speak .............. 

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It's Book Week!

28/02/2020
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On Thursday 5th March we are celebrating World Book Day by wearing PJ's to school. We will also be doing lots of other activities throughout the week to promote reading and love of books. Check back next read our school book. 

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Important Information


P.E

Indoor - Tuesday 

Outdoor- Thursday 

 

Homework 

Homework will be set on a Friday each week and is due on a Friday. Children are welcome to hand in their homework throughout the week.  We are very happy to help the children with any questions they may have about their homework. Please  make sure they come to us by Thursday at the latest so we have time to help them. Charlie

This week:

Literacy: Creating Eyewitness Quotes

Times Tables: Times Tables Rockstars 

Maths: Timetables

 

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