21st April 2020 - An update from Mrs Collins!
I hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well!
I thought I would let you know what I have been up to since I last saw you all. I have enjoyed taking part in the Joe Wicks workout each weekday morning, I do find the push up exercises a little tricky but I try my very best! Also I have been keeping in touch with Mrs H-P each week by taking part in a quiz via zoom which has been great fun. We did have a game of bingo too, Mrs Collins called out the numbers and found a funny saying to rhyme with the number which made Mrs H-P laugh! Some of you may have seen the picture of me doing this on our school Facebook page as I took my bingo machine into school yesterday to share a game of bingo with the children who were in school. Last Friday I celebrated my Birthday, although I couldn't go out and celebrate in the usual way, I still had a very nice day....mainly eating cake, as you all know I love cake!!
Well that's a few things that I've been up to, I wonder what all you Tigers have been up to? Perhaps you can let Mrs H-P know and she can pass it on to me.
I really miss seeing all your happy smiling faces each day and I want you all to know that you are all in my thoughts.
Bye for now Tigers, please take care and stay safe!
Love Mrs Collins
Updated 06.04.20 - Easter Holidays!
We have now made it to the end of term 4. What a very strange and unusual last couple of weeks it has been for us all! However, you have all been utterly amazing and have coped with the changes brilliantly!
As per Mrs Williams's video, it is entirely up to you and your families how you wish to spend the Easter break. If you wish to do some learning that is fine, or if you would wish to take this time to relax with your family and have even more fun together then that is also fine. You know your family and children the best so make the most of it! You all deserve a break after getting to grips with a new way of living and working! Please continue to observe the Government guidelines of staying at home and respecting the 1 hour of daily exercise rules!
Phone Calls Home
It has been so lovely checking in with you all over the last two weeks. I have now spoken to almost every family in our class and I will pick this up again after the Easter break.
As promised, please find a list of activities that you and your child could do over the Easter holidays:
Please note I have updated the PE section of our website with a variety of websites, ideas and challenges in partnership with CSET and Progressive Sports - take a look and have a go!
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Easter break. If you do need me during the holidays please make contact through email, or via the school Facebook page. Feel free to send me videos and photos - I'd love to see what you're getting up to!
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Haywood-Pope and Mrs Collins
Update - 30th March 2020
Well we made it to the end of our first week of school shutdown and what a very strange and peculiar week it was. I hope that you were able to spend lots of time outside and have enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. Mr Filer and I have decided we would like to send you a weekly newsletter, keeping you up to date on how we're spending our time and also giving you further ideas and challenges for your learning. We will post these newsletters on the class page here, and if possible we will get them sent out to you via ParentMail too.
I have had a number of parents' emailing me the last few days asking for ideas for writing at home. On this basis, I have drawn up a list of a few ideas to get you started:
1. Write a set of instructions. This could include something you have recently made e.g. a cake or craft, or instructions detailing how to complete an activity, e.g. how to wash your hands correctly. Make sure you use time openers: first, next, then, after that, finally, as well as imperative verbs for those command sentences (mix, pour, cut, chop) and of course check for capital letters and full stops.
2. Rewrite a familiar story incorporating small changes. For example, take Little Red Riding Hood and change the characters. Little Red could become Little Green and instead of having the wolf as a villain, it could now become a snake. In addition, Little Green could be visiting her Uncle instead of her Grandma and perhaps he (instead of she) took a basket of plums instead of apples etc, and so on.
3. Write a setting description maybe of a view from your window or of a picture. Make sure you use expanded noun phrases and commas in a list to show detail and description.
4. Write a letter - possibly to a classmate asking them how they are and what activities or home learning activities they have been doing recently. Have they been playing a certain game, or tried out the new Disney Plus yet?
5. Design and make a poster for how to stay safe during this current situation. Alternatively, for an upcoming event. Ensure it uses persuasive language, catchy slogans and pictures.
6. Write a fact file about your favourite animal, how to care for a family pet or for Cookie the hamster. Make sure you have a title, introduction, subtitles and a range of sentence types (command, statement, question, exclamation).
7. Write a diary of your daily activities. Remember to begin with Dear diary.
Remember! When you are happy you have completed a piece of work, always reread it aloud to check that it makes sense and that it is in the correct tense. Check that you have used the correct punctuation - question marks, exclamation marks, capital letters and full stops.
Also, please use the spelling mats, sound mats and common exception word mats (attached below) to help with your spelling. You could even use a dictionary to check for spellings.
Enjoy and I can't wait to see some amazing writing from Team Tiger!
Stay home, stay safe!