Learning for Week of 18th May
Learning for week of 11th May
I hope that you have really enjoyed trying some of the learning this week. I loved seeing many of you at our ICT session with Neil and hearing about the projects you've been doing at home. Have a wonderful weekend. Mrs Orth.
Learning for the week of 4th May
Hello Oak Class I am so impressed by the baking, crafts, maths, narratives and whole host of busy learning and fun you have all been up to. This week is the 75th Anniversary of V.E Day and May Day and so I challenge you to find out more about these special days in our calendar. Each day is special and so continue to make the very most of them, stay safe, be happy, inspire and delight those around you and keep in touch.
Learning for the week of 27th April
I have attached some work and links for your home learning this week.
Visit our class blog via Curriculum to see pictures of our incredible home learning.
Welcome Back Oak Class
I hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Easter with your family. The weather has been amazing for getting into the garden to explore the signs of Spring and I was excited to hear that a cuckoo has arrived in Spetisbury from Africa. Keep your ears peeled for this super global traveller! If you live in Blandford, keep your eyes to the skies to see if you can spot the House Martins, other welcome migrants from Africa who have come to spend the Spring and Summer with us.
I have set your some work for this week and as always try to do your best, challenge yourselves and dip into as much as you can manage. Don't worry if you are unable to complete a task and remember that it makes my day to be emailed photos and work you have achieved. Take care of yourselves. Mrs Orth
From Monday the BBC will be starting daily online lessons, videos and activities for all subjects. Feel free to dip in and take a look at the Year 6 sessions and let me know what you think.
A sample timetable for the week
One of my earliest Easter memories (apart from eating copious amounts of chocolate eggs) is watching my Grandad blow eggs for me to decorate at school. Having been generously given some beautiful blue duck eggs I decided to re-live the experience. If you would like to have a go here are the instructions.
You will need
- Hen’s eggs or duck eggs or even goose eggs
- Coloured pens, paint, crafty sequins, papers, glue
- A bead and thread, if you wish to hang your eggs on an Easter Tree
- Ask an adult to blow an egg for you. It’s a great idea to do this when you are baking so that the egg doesn’t get wasted. Pierce a small hole through the top of the egg with a clean needle and then use the needle to break up the egg inside the shell. Next, using the needle pierce a bigger hole in the base of the egg. You may want to use a skewer to make this bigger. Now with lots of puff, blow through the top hole in the egg. The broken egg will hopefully come out through the bottom.
- Wash and dry the shell and make sure you have clean hands.
- Grab whatever creative and colourful materials you have to hand to decorate your egg. I used felt pens but you can add tissue paper flowers, sequins. It’s up to you. You can also try wax resist using crayons and paint.
Remember that you are working with a delicate and fragile egg shell so be gentle.
Create an Easter Tree
Make a stunning Easter Tree to decorate your home. See what you can find out about this tradition and enjoy.
You will need:
- A branch of Blackthorn with emerging blossom (If you are unable to find this you can use hawthorn). Please source this sustainably – just a little and do not damage the bush.
- Your decorated hand-blown eggs tied with ribbons or coloured threads
- Easter chicks, ribbons and other seasonal decorations
Safety: Ask an adult to cut the stems as they are extremely sharp and prickly.
Build a bug hotel / house or holiday cottage
Use found objects to create tiny habitat homes for the invertebrates in your garden.
Hollow sticks make great bee nests and tree cones and dry leaves make hiding places for numerous creatures.
The would-be architects among you can get creative to build ingenious habitats. You could even try building interconnecting homes – your own mini-city. Draw a plan of your finished habitat and predict the living things you think will shortly move in.
Remember to keep an eye on your home, making close observations to see if you were right.
Safety: wear gloves and ask an adult to help if you need to use any tools. Wash your hands as you go and cover cuts with plasters.
Let’s Get Cooking!
As Easter is the time for eating lots of chocolate, I have attached links for a wonderful chocolate brownie recipe and cookie recipe. Both have been tested and eaten by members of Oak class this week. Thank you for sharing.
real PE at home – online learning resources
real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from this week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical well being but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to view more information to support you including a user guide and FAQs.
I would love you all to share the work Oak Class have created this week. Please email me photos and videos and let me know if you are happy for your child's work to be added to the website. It's a chance to inspire others and keep in touch.
Home Learning General Maths and Literacy Resources
Year 6 Maths Sats Revision - An amazing resource with teacher videos too
How are we all doing?
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