Have a look at these websites for some more stories to share:
Virtual Dance Unite
Did you take part yesterday? Here are some photographs of us dancing in school yesterday. We joined the Zoom call and danced along with LOTS of other children across Mansfield. It was great fun! Remember, the videos are below - you can still dance along at home!
Virtual Dance Unites!
On Thursday 16th July, the children in school will be taking part in this dance project. You could join in from home! Follow the links on the poster below if you want to take part in Thursday's performance on Zoom. The dance classes are below; Level 1, Level 2 and a full run through. Then, next Thursday, at 11am, we will perform the dance. We will be able to dance together even though we are all in different places!
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this week's story and completing the work from your learning grid. In school this week, the children have made these amazing lighthouses. They must have worked very carefully to create such fantastic pieces of work! Well done!
Sophie has been practising her phonics work at home. She has also found the missing numbers in her calculations. Great work, Sophie!
Mrs Armitage on Wheels
Kaycee has described her fantastic bicycle design and can you see how she has used "because" in her sentences? Fantastic!
Oliver Jack wrote his sentences, read them to himself and thought "they don't make sense." So did he leave it there? No! He wrote his sentences again so that he could improve them! What a great attitude.
Lost and Found
Here are some of the boats that have been made and tested this week. I like that the designs were tested out and if they didn't float, you knew to change something and "modify" your designs to make the boats even better. Great work!
There will be times in lockdown when things feel tough. Be sure to take some time to be happy! This is a very strange time but when you are grown ups and you are taking your children to school, they will learn all about the time when everyone had to stay at home and learn at home. You are making history!
So, here are some things that you might like to do to remember this. And hopefully, they are enjoyable activities that you will be able to do with your family.
I hope you have had a good week and that you have enjoyed The Three Little Pigs! What do your houses look like? Next week's learning grid is in the Home Learning section above, ready for next week. Why not send Miss Greenwood some photographs to show her what you have been up to? firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some photos to show you what your friends have been doing - it's fantastic to see you all making the most of the sunshine and keeping yourselves busy and active!
Here are some stories and activities to help you to understand Coronavirus.
Dave the Dog is a story for you to read with your adults at home. It might help you if you have questions about Coronavirus or if you’re feeling a bit worried about it.
The Rainbow pack has some activities to help you think through your ideas. You can use your notebook to talk about your thoughts and your feelings.
Coronavirus – a Book for Children might be interesting for any of your older brothers and sisters.
If we feel worried or scared about something, it helps to find out more about it.
We hope that you are all well and that, although your Easter was probably quite different, it was still a wonderful weekend and a great memory to look back on!
Click on the pencil above to find this week's Home Learning Pack. Why not send a photograph of any activities you get up to at home? You could take a photograph of the learning pack activities that you do, or a photograph of story time when you are reading with your family. Or maybe you Clap for Carers every Thursday night? We would love to know how you are and what you are up to - send us an email!
Oliver Jack has been helping his Daddy extend the decking at home. He also made a castle! Doesn't it look fantastic?! Watch out - when we are back at school, I wonder if we will see Oliver Jack helping Mr Frank to do all of his jobs?!
Parents and Carers,
Here are some links that we thought would be useful to you as life changes around us.
Myleene's Music Klass.
Myleene Klass is giving music lessons on You Tube. Subscribe to "Myleene's Music Klass" and you can watch lessons where you can learn about major and minor keys, rhythm and you can learn how to write the rhythm of your name in notes.
There will be lessons every Monday and Friday. Take a look and a listen!
How to draw step by step:
Why not have a go at drawing some pictures step by step? These videos will show you what to draw a little bit at a time. Some of the pictures are a bit tricky! You have to listen carefully, take your time and remember that if it doesn’t work the first time, keep trying. Watch the artist in the video – he works slowly and carefully and he thinks about where he will draw before he puts his pen on the paper.
I know there are many talented artists in Class 3 as well as some Spiderman fans (OJB & LA) and some Forky fans (LF) so there are links to those videos below. Have a look at some other clips, too. You can learn how to draw fish, dinosaurs, turtles, whatever catches your eye!
Miss Greenwood does not find drawing very easy but she had a go at drawing Spider-Man. This is her second go. If you look closely, you will see where she has had to make little tweaks, a bit like we do in our Phonics lessons. She had to move her paper around so that it was easier to draw the curved lines, too. But it looks like Spider-Man, doesn’t it?! Now she just needs to find a red felt tip…
Are you keeping fit with Joe Wicks? Every morning, Monday - Friday at 9am, he leads a live workout on his you tube channel. It lasts for 30 minutes. You can catch shooting stars, hop like a bunny or jump like a kangaroo, but don't drop your joey!
Follow the link below, subscribe to The Body Coach TV on You Tube. Then, look for PE with Joe sessions. If you can't join in with the live sessions, play the recorded sessions whenever you need a jump around!
Oak Tree Sing-a-long.
Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for all your favourites.
Read, Write, Inc lessons
From Monday 23rd March, there will be free access to the short Speed Sound lessons that the children do every day in the phonics lesson available on YouTube.
The link for this video is:
They will be every day for the next two weeks.
Films will be available at the times below:
Set 1 Speed Sounds – 9:30am and gain at 12:30pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds -10:00am and again at 1:00pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds – 10:30am and again at 1:30pm
These films are live and will not be available at other times.
Please have a look at the Online RWI Phonics lessons in the Class Pages. There is a link to Ruth Miskin Training. Beginning on Monday 23rd March, there are online phonics sessions where you can access Speed Sound lessons. There is a list of Read Write Inc groups so that you know which lesson to watch.
Here are some stories and activities to enjoy at home.
Go onto the Booktrust website:
Choose "books and reading". Then click on "have some fun".
In here, there are lots of books to listen to and follow. You might recognise some stories!
There are also quizzes and competitions.
Practise your phonics at home.
Go onto the website:
Here is a website with lots of books to read. Ask an adult to set up a login for you so that you can sign up to read all of these stories. There are some phonics and maths activities, too.
We have been learning about China. We have found lots of facts about this amazing country. We also followed instructions to make a Chinese drum. We then wrote our own instructions.
In February, we had a Space Dome in school. It was a planetarium. We all went inside to see pictures of the stars in the night sky. It was very dark inside so that it was easier to see the stars. We learned that the stars make pictures in the sky and each picture has a story! What an amazing world we live in!
We have learned how much different coins are worth. We have been putting them in order from the smallest to the largest amount.
Oak Tree Animal Day.
Class 10 organised an Animal Day for the whole school. We came into school dressed as different animals. We had a Dalmatian, a bat, a shark, a lion, a tiger and a dragon! We also ate popcorn from cones that had been decorated by children in Class 10. What a "roarsome" day!
First, we practised our sewing skills. Threading the needle took a lot of concentration! Then we used our sewing skills to make a drawstring purse. We were very proud of our handiwork!
In October, we used 3D shapes to build some amazing towers. We then had to name every 3D shape in our tower. Do you know your cubes from your cuboids?!
Watch out, Pirates about.
Class Three have started their new English topic all about pirates. Today we learnt what it was like to be a pirate. First we had to carry out all of the jobs on board the ship. Some children were on look out in the crows nest and some had to clean the ship. We then sang sea shanties and played cards. We even had a biscuit and ginger beer as we had worked so hard. At the end of the day we crawled under the tables into our beds. We were very squashed!
The children have been busy researching an animal of their choice over the holidays. Take a look at our wonderful take care homework!
See the pictures below.