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Week Beginning 7th December 2020

 

I am happy to write that the children who have returned to school have had a busy week and settled quickly back into the school routine. In English, we have been studying two poems which the children responded to with enthusiasm. The maths focus has been on multiplying and dividing by 10’s and 100’s and has proved a successful challenge.

The greatest challenge has been the ‘Santa Dash’ set by Miss Tinker, our PE leader.

Please ask your child to explain this to you and whether or not they feel that they are building stamina in their running. This has not been easy in the recent weather conditions, but they do show resilience.

 

Please find the Home Learning Task below, which may require some input from you, particularly books that were enjoyed at an early age.

 

As always, stay safe and be kind to one another.

 

Ms Hardie

Week Beginning 23rd November 2020

 

Well despite not being expected, the children and adults from Class 4 are now working from home. Due to having experienced an introduction to the use of their email account, and having a list of logins to useful sites, they should be well prepared. They have been given an updated list of logins but please note the links to useful sites below.

I have set tasks and a timetable on the Microsoft Class 4 team’s account, which I hope will be accessed by all of the children. I am aware that different family circumstances will have an effect on the learning and access to the online resources but please do your best to support your child. The work is set in order that the children are challenged in their learning, as well as able to complete tasks independently. We can only do our best in the situation we find ourselves in.

Your child has a paper copy of an English and Maths workbook and may find this useful. I have set a couple of maths tasks from this book which can be completed online or on paper. Work that has not been set by me will find the answer booklet helpful; this is also attached below so that instant feedback can be given.

I have attached a timetable below, as well as this week’s Home Learning task for completion.

I have set work from Espresso so please make use of the link below. Additionally, I have included an Advent Challenge which should be fun.

Pupil Access:

Students can access Espresso from home and in school. To do this, please provide them with the credentials below:

URL: www.discoveryeducation.co.uk 

Click “Login” and select “Espresso” 

Username: student15907

Password:  Leverstock

 

The team at Discovery Education have created some additional support for parents, which will be continuously updated during these uncertain times; you may wish to access these too.

 

You Tube – Distance Learning Channel - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5bbWoRxi4yz8rH9AR1duXP76QKzEX_v2  

 

There should be plenty of activities and tasks to ensure that the children do not miss out on learning this week and have a variety of challenging topics. The most important message is have a great week, stay safe and be kind to others and to yourself.

Ms Hardie

 

Week Beginning 16th November 2020

 

The children have had another busy week in class and had an introduction to the use of their email account. They enjoyed using the laptops to write a diary entry as well as an introductory lesson on coding to create dance moves. It should be noted that this account has been set up primarily for when children are not in school due to Covid, but will be useful at other times, including prolonged absence. 

 

They have been given an updated list of logins but please note the following links to useful sites.

 

Pupil Access:

Students can access Espresso from home and in school. To do this, please provide them with the credentials below:

URL: www.discoveryeducation.co.uk 

Click “Login” and select “Espresso” 

Username: student15907

Password:  Leverstock

 

The team at Discovery Education have created some additional support for parents, which will be continuously updated during these uncertain times; you may wish to access these too.

 

You Tube – Distance Learning Channel - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5bbWoRxi4yz8rH9AR1duXP76QKzEX_v2  

 

The children have also been given a maths and English pack that will be useful if they are absent from school.  below. As you are aware, we are hoping to have all children in school as far as possible but know that sometimes absences are unavoidable.

We look forward to ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ and remind you that Monday is ‘odd sock’ day. Perhaps it is every day for some children but this one is special; ask your child about their learning and they should be able to explain the reason.

 

Have a great week, stay safe and be kind to others and to yourself.

Ms Hardie

 

Stay safe this half term!

REMINDER RE READING AND ONLINE RESOURCES

 

Your child has been given access to a variety of sites that will be very useful should a further school lock down take place.  The logins for these sites are on a sticker that has been attached to their Reading Record. I must emphasise that whilst we do not expect school  to be closed, we would like to be prepared for remote learning. 

As regards 'Bug Club', I have allocated a selection of books for the children to choose and enjoy reading for pleasure. Please encourage your child to access this site as it will supplement the physical books that are available in school. I would also remind you about the Hertfordshire Library scheme that can be accesses online.

Your child need never be bored during the dark, wintry evenings!

 

Ms Hardie

Week Beginning 9th November 2020

 

The children have had a busy week and settled well into the class routines again. In maths,they have been investigating patterns in multiples and practising times tables. Our class text is proving inspiring and they have produced some lovely written work. The Home Learning task ( attached below) relates to this so please encourage your child to tell you about the story so far.

 As you may be aware, there were  technical difficulties with some of the consultations. I will endeavour to contact you by phone within the next two weeks.

As always, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others

 

Ms Hardie

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Week Beginning 2nd November 2020

After a busy first half-term, I hope everyone is enjoying the break (despite the weather) and that children will return to school refreshed and 'ready to learn'.

We now look forward to an interesting  term with our topic, which is 'Invaders and Settlers'. Please look at the topic map below which gives an overview of coverage this half-term.

We will have PE on a Monday and a Friday so please ensure that indoor and outdoor kits are provided, and that all items of clothing are named. We will continue to aim for a daily run so children will need kits in school each day. Please also ensure that children wear coats with hoods as the weather is likely to be cold and wet.

Home Learning will continue to be sent out on a Thursday, to be completed and in school by the following Tuesday. Please encourage your child to read daily for pleasure, keep the Reading Record up to date and to practise spellings on a regular basis. Spelling strategies will be taught in class, given out as weekly home learning and tested on a Tuesday. The half-termly spelling list is shown below.

If you need to advise me of any changes or issues relating to your child, please either send a short note via your child ( if appropriate) or email the admin staff who will pass this on to me. This will ensure that I am aware of any concerns and will act accordingly.

I look forward to meeting you remotely on Tuesday or Thursday of this week.  

I appreciate your cooperation and know that we can continue to work together to ensure that learning is a positive experience for your child.

Ms Hardie

Proper Hand Washing Technique

Pretend the black ink is soap!

MULTIPLICATION PRACTICE LINK

 

Below is the link for the multiplication check as promised.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check 

Please try and practise as often as possible to ensure your child is familiar with the layout and time pressure. We will also be using this website to practise in class. The multiplication check will be carried out in June.

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