Good morning and happy Friday!
This morning the weather doesn’t seem quite as bright as the rest of the week. In fact, the weather is starting to seem very windy. Today I would like you to think about the wind and our presentation. Using this pack ( Download wind-on-the-hill), your activity today is to read through the poem about wind and present it in your own fantastic handwriting. Use this to help ( Download Cursive )
You can use the guides and sheets provided or present it on whatever paper you like. You may even write your own or another poem about the wind. The only catch is it must be written in your wonderful handwriting styles.
We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.
Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons - This website covers a daily input of Maths, English and a wider topic. Each of these contains teaching, activities, games, work and more with familiar faces for children. These will take the place of our daily packs.
For those struggling with internet or computer access the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iplayer), please be aware the topics covered in these do not match up with the Bitesize daily planning. The schedule for these televised lessons is included below. Each of these programmes are 20 minutes in length and are available at 9:00am each day.
is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.
Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum - the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school, but may be of interest.
Today, I began to build a new nest - my old one got destroyed in the storm. I found a wonderful garden with lots of leaves and sticks. It also had a field behind it. I found a lot of strong sticks and a few leaves and I pulled up a bit of grass. Then, carrying as much as I could, I went in search of a good tree to build my nest in. After I’d found the perfect tree, I built my nest. It was quite weak and when I got inside, it crushed under my weight. I went back to the field and found some mud and a bit of animal poo. I then flew back to my nest. I had to remake it because it had fallen apart while I’d been gone. Adding the mud and poo worked really well because it didn’t crush under my weight and after I’d flown around in search of food, it hadn’t fallen apart. I’m really proud of my new nest, it’s much better than the old one, maybe the best in the world, in my opinion.
An diary entry by Millie (Can you guess the animal?)
May 20th, 2020
This morning after I woke up, I went to the toilet, as I was desperate. After I came back in, I was hungry, so my mummy fed me, it was really yummy and I wanted more, because I am a greedy dog and all I want to do is eat!
After breakfast I went for a nap with my sister Mollie, I loved it, it was amazing, and I had a really good dream. Later I played with my good, amazing big brother Leo. It was fun we played tug with a stick and were pretending to fight. When the postman arrived me and Leo went crazy and started barking at him, I love doing this it is so much fun.
After lunch I played with Mollie, my sissy, it was cool. After I was so tired, I had to have another nap before I played again and had to go outside because I was desperate for the loo. Before I knew it, it was tea time, I ate it quickly and begged my mummy for more. In the evening I went to watch a movie with mummy and daddy before I went to bed.
A diary entry by Mollie (I think I can guess the animal here!)
Archie had been out in the wild for almost one whole week and he was very hungry. Then all ofa sudden he stumbled across this odd machine thingy, would it take him home? He definitelyhoped it would. Well he was about to find out. He stepped inside slowly, then he carefullypressed a few buttons... Then all of a sudden there was a bright green flash of light. It was soblinding that when he closed his eyes he could still see it. Then when he opened his eyes herealised that he was in the same location, but it definitely didn’t look like Sepilok, there werehundreds upon thousands of dinosaurs! He, Archie had gone back in time! Archie turned aroundquickly so he could get back in the time machine but the time machine had gone. He was lost.
An extract from Phoebe's creative writing about her adopted Orangutan Archie.
Some fantastic art work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, created by Jayden.
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All the best,