Squirrels

WELCOME TO THE SQUIRRELS' CLASS PAGE

Year 4 and 5.

Class Teacher: Mrs Roberts  

Class TAs: Mrs Hobbs and Mrs Eddleston

Schools Direct students:

Miss Molly Owen

Mr Adam Samuel

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION:

It was a strange day on March 20th, but Squirrels and Badgers enjoyed creating the display board with everyone's names on it (including those not actually present) 

As you'll know, we're closed until further notice. We've sent home learning packs and details how to access online learning but here's a reminder anyway.

We have a class blog on Purple Mash to which children can add comments, and when they are approved, they are visible to all of the class. Pupils can also set up their own blogs which are visible to only me, unless I allow them to be seen by other squirrels. In case you feel a little apprehensive about creating a blog, here's some top tips to get you started:

                                                    Setting up a blog

All children have a log-in for Purple Mash and there will be tasks set over the coming weeks relating to the subjects that we normally cover at school .

They also can use Sumdog, Active Learn, Espresso and some children can also use  Mathletics too. We have just been told that Sumdog is making all of their spelling and grammar activities available (that's usually an extra that costs more) during this time.

We haven't used Active Learn for a while and I haven't set work yet, but there are lots of games and maths based activities that they can use straight away. The log in details are on the sheet in your Learning Pack, and most pupils usernames are their first name with a capital letter. Any problems, please let me know.

 

Why not try a 30 min daily family workout with Joe Wicks ......
                                       Daily P.E. with Joe 

Or, if you like drawing, have a look at this .....

                                      Drawing ideas 

Then, if you want to try something else, there are these packs that you can download

which include lots of ideas learning packsfor Science, French and Music.

If you like Lego, here are some Lego Challenge cards to keep you busy. They are from the STEM laboratory and look good fun.

 

And, as always, Squirrels, keep enjoying reading! Here's a list of some great reads that you might like to try. You never know, now could be the time that you discover a new author/s that you find you love !

                                       Great books

Here are some great resources to improve your times table skills - read the instructions first and then off you go!

                      Times TablesTimes tables instructions

Finally, we use resources from White Rose Maths   at school and they have let us know that they have put together a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully, so it might be worth having a look at.  

I've just come across this too - Third Space usually have excellent resources and here are some Fun Maths Activities and Games that you might enjoy - they look good. 

 

 

Something else that I've discovered -

some brilliant ideas for science investigations 

that you can do (please ask first !) at home.

 

 

Monday 30th March - Newsflash!! 

To make sure you're really certain of what you need to be doing, there's now a fortnightly grid to download and complete. Your parents and carers will then email them back to us at the end of each 2 week block so we can see how you're getting on.         

                Home Learning Record - 30th March -3rd April

And to accompany the Learning Record, here's the weekly writing task

 

We have entered all of KS2 in a Sumdog competition, so come on Squirrels, let's see if we can get more right answers than Badgers or Foxes (only joking you two classes!)

 

 April 5th - Squirrels and families - here is a letter for you from me!

I'll update this page often,so remember to keep checking in.

Take care everyone, and we will see you again soon.

 

Mrs Roberts

 

 

Lots of the above ideas involve using the internet, and a really important consideration for all carers and parents is keeping children safe online.

Here are some places to go to for support with this very important subject:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/default.aspx
https://parentinfo.org/