Monday’s learning 1/6/20

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths – Click on the following link and watch the video of today’s learning, lesson 1 for week 6 – Tenths as decimals Then complete the work below.

English – Spelling:

This week we are looking at the suffix ‘ly‘. Suffix is a group of letters added at the end of the word to make a new word. Adding the -ly suffix to an adjective turns it into an adverb.

For example brave (adjective) + ly (suffix) = bravely (adverb)

Choose the correct word to fill in the gaps.

Remember to keep practising the Year 3/4 words too! You can find them here along with some fun ideas for practising spellings:

English – Reading:

Find your reading book, picture book or magazine and spend some time enjoying reading, either to yourself or to a parent. If you finish your book, write a book review:

German from Frau Lees:

Hallo liebe Kinder!

I hope you enjoyed seeing Felix and Franzi in assembly recently! I also hope you and your families are well and have enjoyed half term. Firstly, a few shout-outs from me for the work you did before the holiday. Well done to Asher in Year 3 for your work on days of the week. Also, well done to these children in Year 4 -to Jay P for a lovely creation of a face which was labelled in German; also to Olivia, Harley, Bethany, Liam A and Sophie. Keep up your brilliant efforts!

Viel Spaß! Have fun!

Frau Lees

Here are your German activities for this week. 

You will be practising numbers, colours and the question “Magst du ….?” (Do you like ….?) with foods and will have chance to practise your speaking skills. You will need: a piece of A4 paper, coloured pens and scissors.

  1. Watch this video on how to make a “chatterbox”. Follow the instructions on how to make it. You will be writing slightly different things inside it.
  2. Colour in the four squares each with a different colour (like on the video) and also write in German the colour (eg, rot, blau, gelb, grün, weiß, braun, schwarz, lila, rosa).
  3. On the small triangles inside (like on the video) write the numbers 1-8 and then write the German words for those numbers as well (eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf, sechs, sieben, acht). To make it harder you could use higher numbers if you know them.
  4. Underneath the triangles, when you lift them up you are going to write some questions (not like on the video this time). Questions must all start with “Magst du…?” which as you know, means, “Do you like…?”. Here are some example questions to help get you started but you can use any food / drink words you have learnt in German: 

Magst du Orangen? (Do you like oranges?) Magst du Vanilleeis? (Do you like vanilla ice cream?) Magst du Erdbeere? (Do you like strawberries?) Magst du Zitronen? (Do you like lemons?) Magst du Ananas? (Do you like pineapple?)
5. How to play:
Ask a sibling or adult to choose a colour – say it in German. Spell out the colour whilst opening the chatterbox to the top and side. Now ask your partner to choose a number (in German). Open out the chatterbox to the top and side and count up to the number they have chosen.  When you finish counting, your partner has to choose another number in German. Open the flap under that number and read out the question underneath. Your partner can answer Ja (yes) or Nein (no) or they could say Ja das ist lecker (Yes that is delicious) or Nein das ist nicht so gut (No that is not good) – or other opinions you have learnt in German.
Finally: Here is a short clip of the panda cubs that were born in September at Berlin Zoo. This shows the first time they venture out.  If you enjoyed this, take a virtual tour of Berlin Zoo here and write down all the animals you see. How many of the animals can you say in German? Use an online dictionary or google translate to find out any you don’t know.

Berlin Zoo as seen by a Tourist (2015) I visited the world famous Berlin Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Berlin) in June 2015 and compiled this short video afterwards. I hope it gives you an idea how the Zoo looks like from the perspective of a visitor. The video was shot with Huawei P8. The first song playing in the background is Lee Rosevere’s “Biking in the Park” and the second song is …

Remember to put all your learning and amazing work on seesaw! Do not forget to put your name on it!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Home learning pack 1/6/20 – 5/6/20

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this week.

The majority of the content is the same as the daily blogs but adapted slightly to avoid the need for external websites.

We are aware that moving from one link to another can be time-consuming for some so by uploading a week’s worth of learning we hope we can provide further support to those families who would prefer this method.

Weekly timetable 1/6/20 – 5/6/20

As we have been doing before half term, we shall be posting your weekly timetable here for you to know what your learning will look like throughout the week.

Here is what your learning will look like this week.

Please remember to put your name on your work before uploading it on seesaw.

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Seesaw reminder!

Just a recap of how you can share your work on seesaw.

This is what you need to do:

  1. Download ‘Seesaw Class’ app on a tablet or phone.
  2. Select ‘I am a Student’
  3. Scan the QR code

To post a picture of your work:

  1. Select the green plus at the top of the page
  2. Select ‘Photo’, ‘Video’, ‘Drawing’, ‘Note’ or ‘Upload’.
  3. When you have uploaded your work, annotate you work with your first name only (if you are able to) and then select the green tick
  4. Choose which class you are in and then the green tick again

NOTE TO PARENTS: Children are familiar with SeeSaw as we use it in class.

Things you should know:

  1. We have made this secure so no-one else can access your work or pictures.
  2. You will not be able to see other children’s work and others cannot see your work.
  3. Because it is secure, you will not be able to see your work once you’ve submitted it BUT don’t worry, we will still be able to see it.

We look forward to seeing your work and you enjoying your learning.

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Welcome back!

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Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a nice, relaxing half term! The weather has been really amazing and we are certain you must have taken full advantage of this opportunity to unwind, relax and get some fresh air! A big warm welcome back to online schooling! We look forward to seeing our enthusiastic, determined and passionate pupils back in action! 🙂 Summer session 2 – here we come!

Best wishes,

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Seesaw comments 22/5/20

Before the shout outs, we would like to thank all the parents and children for actively engaging with home learning. This half term has been full of surprises where we got to witness your determination, perseverance, passion and enthusiasm for learning. We recognise and appreciate the efforts that are involved for this ‘very different’ platform/way of learning. A big thank you to all the parents and children who have made learning happen this half term. Well done for all your hard work. We are extremely proud of you all!

Lewis C – WOW! I’m inundated with the brilliant work that you have posted on seesaw today!! I’m so happy to see that you have been busy doing a lot of learning in English and maths! Such amazing work on prefixes! Well done! Great job on accomplishing so many things in maths too! Great work on numbers, addition, telling the time, days of the week, months and seasons , to name a few… so proud of you! Keep learning and keep posting! There are activities set on the spelling shed also. You can also work on your times tables, especially your target times table!

Isaac – Wow! You are so lucky! You had the privilege of a special virtual lesson in Geography. Please do share all the invaluable things you learnt from your uncle with us, once we are back at school! 🙂 Well done for finding out facts about different countries and trying to say thank you and hello in their language! I’m always so pleased to see your daily spelling and times table practice. Very proud of you, Isaac 🙂 Fab work on addition and well done for that story!

David – Great picture news work on habitats! 🙂 Well done for your maths work and also grammar and spelling practice! Keep it up!

Maisy R – Great subtraction and addition work in maths. Well done for you r grammar work too! I loved your dream home design. 🙂 Great work.

Darcey L – Well done for doing maths work on Oak national Academy and writing an interesting descriptive paragraph.

Ella-Rose – I’m impressed with all the grammar skills you’ve learnt today, well done! Great work in telling the directions too! Loved the science experiment that was going on! 🙂 A scientist in the making!

Tom B – Well done for doing your grammar work today!

Asher – Great to see you revising your multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100! Great work on comparing and ordering too! Very pleased to see you do German as well ! 🙂

Sophia – Brilliant maths work today! 🙂 Great work on habitats too.

Igor – Absolutely impressed with your amazing maths work!! Great to see you doing extra times tables practice on top!! 🙂 Well done for your work on animal habitat and I loved the picture of your dream house, seems like an architect has made it! Amazing! Your score was almost perfect in the maths test you took, just check Q2. Great grammar and spelling work! Such a star!

Freya – Loved your design of dream home! I liked the fact, that after you finish your swim, you walk into your cinema room and watch a movie! 🙂 Nice. Well done for doing grammar work today and also extra grammar practice on top! You’re a star!

Natalie – Well done for your English and maths work today! Unfortunately could not decipher everything in your work as the pictures were a bit blurry. Well done for all your hard work today 🙂

Great going everyone! Have a wonderful weekend and a very well- earned, relaxing half term!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 21/5/20

It was so wonderful to see so many of you on the zoom call today! Thank you all for joining in. It was great to see you and to get to know what you’ve been up to! Got to see so many pets, as well! 🙂 There were technical glitches at some ends because of which a few of you could not be a part of it, though I am sure, if there is a next time, you’ll be able to make it! Let’s start with the shout outs for today…

Isaac – What an amazing poster you’ve made! It looks so catchy! Well done. It was very informative, and I enjoyed seeing ‘someone’ fishing at river Can. 🙂 Great maths from home learning pack as well the white rose fraction work! Your story was interesting! Lovely to see your regular practice of times table and spellings! It was great to see you and talk to you today! 🙂

George – Fantastic poster on Amazon river! You selected a great picture of the river. 🙂 It was great catching up with you today!

Sophia – Brilliant poster on Amazon river! Great work in maths too! Please check Q 7 again for me. Keep up the great work, Sophia 🙂 It was lovely to see you today.

Natalie – I loved your story! Please remember to put capital letters at the right places. Great work in maths today! 🙂 It was so good to see you today!

Ella-Rose – It was great seeing you today! 🙂 Your maths work was very good and I was impressed with your grammar practice – 1st person, 3rd person and conjunctions!! Keep it up.

David – Fab maths work and lovely spelling practice. Your story was really good, David! You are a star! 🙂 It was really nice to see you today.

Igor – Missed seeing you on zoom today! I could see that your mum was trying but I guess there must have been a technical glitch. Like always, fab work today as well! Great maths work and spelling practice. Loved your story, wish I could find out what happens in the end…Brilliant power point presentation on river Nile, glad to see you experimenting with different font and effects! You are good at it! 🙂

Tom B – You wrote a great story, Tom! 🙂 It was lovely to see you today.

Asher – It was so lovely to see you today! Saw the amazing necklace that you made and also saw your lovely kittens! They are so cute! 🙂 Well done for participating in the largest art lesson in the world! Great science and grammar work from the home learning pack and fantastic spelling practice. Keep it up!

Keep learning and keep posting!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Friday’s learning 22/05/20

Firstly, it was lovely to see some of you today on our Zoom call. We hope you enjoyed getting to see some familiar faces 🙂

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths – Today, why not have a go at one or more of the maths challenges:

If you prefer, click on the following link and have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge:

Alternatively, here are some extra sheets on addition and subtraction if you would like more practice:

English – Grammar:

Below is more practice using adverbs.

PSHE – Picture News:

Friday 22nd May 1-1.30pm – Big Picture News Quiz (posted about earlier in the week).

This week’s story: An Italian architect designs a new way of living.

Question: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Watch the following video for a virtual assembly all about this week’s news story! You may need to pause the video to give yourself some more time to think about the questions!

Here are some additional ideas for you to have a go at!

Remember to Seesaw your learning from this week! Have a great weekend and a relaxing half term!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Thursday’s learning 21/05/20

First of all, don’t forget we have arranged a Zoom meeting at 11 a.m and we really hope to see as many of you as possible!

To use zoom online, click here to join the meeting.

If you have the app, click ‘Join a meeting’ and then type in the information given below to join.

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths: Follow the link to watch the video of today’s learning – Counting in tenths. Download the corresponding worksheets below.

English – Creative writing:

Creature from the deep

Story starter

It came from the sea, calmly at first. An enormous, slithering tentacle slowly oozing its way over the top of the sea wall, exploring the metal and concrete shapes with suckers the size of your front door.

Then, as more and more people came, and shrieks and cries of alarm filled the air, the creature became angry. All hell broke loose…

Get a piece of paper and continue the story or write your own!


Today we would love you to practice your skills by creating a poster using either Microsoft word (if you have a windows computer), Pages (if you have an apple computer) or you could try out the free version of the app ‘Book Creator‘ if you don’t have access to the others.

Your task is to create a poster about a famous river of your choice.

Some examples are: River Thames, The Nile, Amazon river or the Mississippi river. You may choose any river you like!

Here are your challenges when creating your poster:

1. Create an eye catching title for your poster that includes the river name. (Can you choose an interesting font? Are you going to underline your title or put in in bold? What colour will you choose?)

2. Find at least one photo on the internet that you can copy and paste onto your poster.

3. Find some important information such as: Which country or countries is the river located in? How long is the river? Do any interesting animals live in the river? Are there any other interesting facts about it?

4. Decide how to arrange your facts on your poster to create an easy-to-read layout. Are you going to use bullet points? Are you going to put each fact in a box or other shape? How can you make you poster something people will want to read?

We look forward to seeing your work!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 20/5/20

Before I start with today’s shout outs, a big shout out to Freya B for yesterday’s brilliant work. I may have already posted before you uploaded your work. Lovely comprehension work. What a lovely picture of a flower, loved the fact that you used a magnifying glass to study and observe the flower parts carefully! What a scientist! Fantastic. 🙂

Let’s now start with today’s shout outs…

Freya B – Happy to see you having so much fun out in the sun!! I love water fights! 🙂 Appreciate the fact that you were learning whilst having fun, measuring how much force is needed to push water the furthest! 🙂 Lovely maths work on subtraction. Well done for transforming the silly sentences with your lovely adjectives! I liked the word ‘mottled’ you used. The picture of octopus that you drew was amazing! What a star you are! 🙂

Darcey L – Wow! What a yummy looking rainbow you made with skittles! Love it. I am impressed with all the maths and science learning that you have done today on Oak National Academy. 🙂 Keep it up!

Someone in Aspen has written a lovely story but has forgotten to put their name on it! Lovely work but please remember to put your name on it for us to know whose amazing work it is!

Persephonie – Amazing work on tenths! Great job! 🙂

Igor – You have transformed the sick sentences into wonderful sentences!! Fantastic job! 🙂 I loved the words, ‘bulbous ‘and ‘lurking’. Your answers to question time were also brilliant! 🙂 Your maths work was spot on! Great spelling practice too!! Your Lantern was just TOO GOOD! Absolutely beautiful, loved your 8 things that you think are important to be a good person and lead a good life! You are a champ, Igor 🙂

Natalie – Lovely English and maths work. Wow! Natalie, well done for challenging yourself and having a go at year 4 work and guess what, all the answers were correct! 🙂 You are such a star! I loved the picture where you are meditating! You look so focused and calm 🙂

Tom B – Lovely English work today, Tom. 🙂 Your sentence challenge was spot on and you beautifully transformed the ‘sick’ sentences. I loved your version of 8 important things that helps us to be a good person and I also liked your description of Wesak. Great work today!

Isaac – What a beautiful lantern you’ve made! It looks so lovely! Fab job at doing all the bitesize activities. Great maths and English work! I liked the word ‘gushing’ you used while changing the silly sentences. Your picture was so good! Great spelling and times table practice! You should be really proud of yourself, Isaac, you are accomplishing so many things every single day. Very proud of you! 🙂

Ella-Rose – Wow! You sure are enjoying the good weather Ella! 🙂 Such lovely rock painting and then planting some seeds, all of this while basking in the sun. You wrote some nice answers to question time in English and your maths work was very good! Keep it up, Ella.

David – Great maths work! You wrote some ‘interesting’ answers to question time. 🙂 Your sentence challenge was spot on! You also did some really good changes to silly sentences, like the phrase, shimmering water. Loved it! Such a nice video of you presenting your research on Buddhist worship. Another fantastic day of learning. keep up the great work, David.

Sophia – You are such a great mathematician! Loved your work on fractions today, could clearly see your working out. 🙂 Good English work. Remember, if a word begins with a vowel sound, you write ‘an‘ before it. You remembered it in one of your sentences but forgot it in the other. Keep up the great work!

Asher – Lovely answers to question time! 🙂

Looking forward to seeing you all on zoom tomorrow! Keep working, keep learning, keep creating and keep posting! 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey