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Tuesday 2nd March

Good morning everybody and well done to all those of you who completed work yesterday! I'm really impressed with how many of you are keeping up with your work- you will find it much easier when we are back in school next week.

Here is an overview of today's home learning tasks:

 

Reading: You have been set the next chapter in the book you are reading. Please read the text and answer the questions.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been set a spelling challenge and our Grammar focus is apostrophes for possession. Please watch Miss Blackledge's video before you complete the activity. 

English: We are continuing our work on Eye of the Storm, and today you will be writing a description. Make sure you follow the instructions from the video lesson carefully.

Maths: In Maths, we are continuing the work we started yesterday on area. Today, we will look at finding the area of rectilinear shapes and some of you will be solving problems involving calculating area.

PSHE: In our topic Healthy Me, today we will look at the different types of drugs and how they affect our bodies. You will be categorising some drugs according to whether they are unrestricted, restricted, prescribed or illegal and thinking about why they have been put in to each category. 

 

As always, please do email or call if you need support. 

4 more days to go!!!

Take care, and keep smiling,

Miss Connelly laugh

Monday 1st March

Good morning everybody! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. It's our final week of home learning, so please do keep up the amazing work you have been doing just a little longer. I can't wait to see all of your faces next Monday! I've really missed you all so much.

Here is a short overview of your learning for today. 

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are reading and some comprehension questions to answer.

Spelling & Grammar: You have been set a spelling quiz on Purple Mash, and our Grammar lesson for today is focusing on apostrophes for contractions. Please watch Miss Blackledge's video before you complete the activity.

Maths: This week in Maths, we will begin a new unit of work calculating area of shapes, including rectangles, triangles and rectilinear shapes. Please watch the video lesson before you complete this activity.

English: This week in English, we are continuing our work on Eye of the Storm and today we will be using personification to describe the different elements of the weather we can see in the film. Please carefully watch the video before you attempt the task.

Science: Today in Science, we will recap last week's learning and further improve our understanding of classification systems. We will recap vertebrates and invertebrates as many of you confused the two last week, and we will be learning all about Carl Linnaeus (a famous taxonomist), who invented the standard classification system we use today.

 

Please send me a message or ask a parent to call if you need any support with any of the work. 

I hope you all have a lovely day. Take care, keep smiling and remember: 7 more days to go until we are all reunited!

Miss Connelly 

Friday 26th February

Good morning everybody. First of all, well done to all those of you who have been submitting work this week- you have been doing a great job and I am very impressed with what you have been sending me. One more week of home learning to go, so do keep up the hard work. It isn't long until we will all be back together in class!

Here is a short overview of today's home learning tasks:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are working on, and some comprehension questions.

Spelling and Grammar: There is a spelling task on Purple Mash for you and our Grammar activity today is an assessment based on question tags.

Maths: Our Maths lesson today is continuing our work on the order of operations, using the rules of BIDMAS. Please watch the video lesson carefully before completing the task set for your group.

English: Your writing activity today is to produce a ship's log, based on the film "Eye of the Storm", which we have been working on this week. Please do watch Miss Blackledge's video carefully and use the success criteria to help you.

PE: Please see the PE section of our class page, where Mr Crowther has set you some activities. Please do send me some pictures if you can!

 

As always, have a lovely day, stay safe and keep smiling!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I'll speak to you all on Monday.

Miss Connelly laugh

Thursday 25th February

Good morning everybody! I hope you are ready for another day of home learning. Only 6 more days after today until we are all re-united back in class. I can't wait to see you all- I'm missing you so much!

Firstly, apologies to anybody who had a problem with the History video yesterday- I had quite a few messages from both classes. I have re-recorded the video and tried it on three different laptops, so keep your fingers crossed it works for everybody today. I have re-set the History work, as although many of you had made a great start if you were able to see the video, nobody had completed all sections of the report.

 

Here is an overview of the rest of today's home learning tasks:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter in the book you are reading as well as some comprehension questions.

Spelling & Grammar: You have been set a spelling activity on Purple Mash, and our Grammar lesson today from Miss Blackledge is focusing on writing your own sentences that include question tags.

English: Our English lesson today is a continuation of the work we have been doing on the film "Eye of the Storm". Today, you will be writing a flashback memory in the first person. Please make sure you watch the video lesson carefully before you complete this task.

Maths: In Maths today, we will be continuing our work on the order of operations, using BIDMAS. Please watch the video carefully before you attempt the activity. Please do send a message if you are struggling, and I can call and talk you through it if necessary.

History: I have re-set your History work from yesterday, as explained above. You will be writing a non-chronological report about the Anglo-Saxons, focusing on what life was like in those times.

 

As always, please send me a message if you need anything, or just to stay in contact! I'm on countdown for us returning to school. I can't wait to see you...

Until then, take care and keep smiling,

Miss Connelly laugh

Tuesday 23rd February

Good morning everybody! Firstly, a huge thank you to everybody who completed work yesterday! I'm impressed with the level of effort you are all putting in to your work to ensure it is the best it can be! Keep up the hard work- now we know it isn't long until we are all back together in class and that's keeping me smiling.

Here is a short overview of the learning for today:

 

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are reading, and some comprehension questions to complete.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been set a spelling challenge and our grammar lesson is continuing the work you did yesterday on question tags. Please watch the video Miss Blackledge has made before you complete this activity.

Maths: Today, we are continuing our work on the order of operations, using BIDMAS to complete calculations. Make sure you watch the video before you complete the activity you have been set.

English: Our work in English this week is focusing on a film called "Eye of the Storm". Today, you will be writing a character description, using a variety of openers and descriptive features. Please watch the video lesson before you complete this activity.

PSHE: This half term in PSHE, our topic is called "Healthy Me". This lesson we will be looking at choices, and how we must make sensible choices to ensure both our physical and mental wellbeing. Your task is to give advice about certain situations and offer a solution to the problem letters you have been written.

 

As always, please get in touch if you need anything- I love hearing from you!

Take care, and keep smiling,

Miss Connelly laugh

 

Monday 22nd February

Good morning everybody and welcome back. I hope you have all had a lovely break and are ready for another week of home learning. Here is a short overview of today's lessons available to you on Purple Mash.

Reading: You have been set the first chapter of a new book, and some quiz questions to go alongside it. Please read the chapter before you complete the quiz activity.

Spelling & Grammar: You have been set a spelling challenge and our Grammar focus for this week is question tags. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the activity you have been set.

English: Our English work this week is based on a film called "Eye of the Storm". Today, you will be watching part of the film and writing an amplification of part of the story. Please watch the video lesson before you attempt this activity, where Miss Blackledge will explain this in more detail to you.

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at the order of operations, using BIDMAS. It is likely that you have not come across this before, so please make sure you watch the video lesson before attempting the questions.

Science: As it is a new half term, today we will begin our new topic- "living things and their habitats". Today we will be looking at classification and you will become scientists yourselves by classifying a set of animals in to smaller groups and justifying your choices.

 

I hope you all have a lovely day and enjoy the work we have set for you. Please send me a message or ask a parent to call if you need any support. A quick reminder to you as well- Miss Dent has spent some time putting lots of mindfulness and nurture resources in that section of our class page- do take a look and have a go at some of the activities. You can email me anything you have done and I can forward these on to Miss Dent, who is eager to see your work.

 

Take care, and keep smiling,

Miss Connelly laugh

Friday 12th February

 Good morning everybody, and well done- we've almost made it to half term! I want to take an opportunity to tell you how proud I am of every single one of you, of how you have coped and adapted to a new way of working. You've really kept me going and made me smile everyday. 

Here is a quick overview of our learning for today:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter in the book you are reading, along with some quiz questions.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been set a spelling challenge, and as you have done amazingly with your grammar this week, I have set you some typing games, on request from one of your lovely emails I got on Monday.

Maths: Our Maths lesson today is finishing off our work on Position and Direction, and we will be focusing on reflections. Please watch the video before you have a go at completing the activity. 

English: In English today, the majority of you will be finishing, editing and improving your narratives from yesterday, while a few of you will be writing your first draft. Please watch the videos you have been sent before you complete your activity. 

 

This afternoon, I am aware it is the last Friday of the half term, and were we in school, I have no doubt that we would be having a lovely afternoon treat, with perhaps a film and some popcorn. As we can't do that, I encourage you to spend some time with people in your family- perhaps play a board game, watch a film together, or do a family quiz. Whatever you choose to do, do it with a big smile on your face, and with a pat on the back- you did it! You've survived a whole half term of home learning! 

I can't wait to see you all soon,

Have a lovely break, take care and keep smiling,

Miss Connelly laugh

Wednesday 10th February

Good morning everybody and well done on another fantastic day of home learning yesterday. Here is a short overview of the learning for today:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are reading, and some comprehension questions.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been set a spelling challenge, and our Grammar lesson is focusing on the active and passive voice. Please watch the video before you complete the activity.

Maths: In Maths today, we will be working on coordinates, and your lesson and activity will depend on how you have been completing work this week. Please watch the video you have been sent before you complete your task.

English: Our writing today is focusing on character description, and we will be writing our own character description of the barber from the film "Swing of Change". Please watch the video lesson before you complete this activity.

Science: This afternoon, in Science, we will be looking at the components of blood and learning about their functions. The video lesson will give you the basics, and then your task is to research and describe and explain the functions of the different components that make up our blood.

As always, please get in touch if you need any support and keep smiling!

Miss Connelly laugh

Tuesday 9th February

Good morning everybody and thank you for all of the work, and lovely emails, that you sent me yesterday. I'm working very hard to incorporate all of your suggestions in to this week's home learning. As you might be aware, today is Safer Internet Day 2021. We will be completing some tasks this afternoon around this and finishing off with a family quiz. We have done lots of work this half term on Internet Safety through our Computing topic, and I thought a quiz where parents and siblings can get involved would be great fun. Please email your answers to me and the winning family will be sent a prize in the next week, so it's certainly worth doing!

Here is an overview of today's home learning tasks:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are reading, as well as a comprehension activity.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been set a spelling challenge and our Grammar focus for the rest of this week is the active and passive voice. Please watch the video before you complete the task.

Maths: The lesson today is on co-ordinates in all four quadrants. Please watch the video lesson carefully, go back to it if you need to, and please send me a message if you are stuck.

English: Today we will be comparing two different settings- one from the film "Swing of Change", set in the 1930's and one from a modern city. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the activity.

Topic: Today our Topic activities are based on Internet Safety. You have been set some challenges on Purple Mash, as well as a family quiz. Please email me your answers and then I can send the winning family a prize!

 

I hope you all have a lovely day,

Keep up the hard work, and keep smiling,

Miss Connelly laugh

Monday 8th February

Good morning everybody. I hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of home learning. Please don't forget to stay in touch- send an email or a message through Purple Mash and let me know how you are getting on. 

Here is an overview of the learning tasks for today:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are working on. Please read the text and then complete the quiz questions.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been set a spelling challenge and today our Grammar lesson will focus on identifying the subject and object of a sentence. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the activity.

Maths: Today in Maths, we will begin working on co-ordinates. Our lesson focuses on co-ordinates in the first quadrant. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the activity.

English: Our English lesson today is an inference/prediction lesson based around a new film called 'Swing of Change'. Today you will be using some still images from the film to make inferences about the narrative. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the task.

PSHE: Our PSHE lesson today focuses on mental wellbeing. A few of you have emailed me to say you would like to complete this activity- writing a letter detailing what you have been doing at home, and what you are looking forward to once things return to normal. Please submit your letter as a piece of work, and I can then write a reply to each of you.

 

Remember, we are one day closer to all being reunited and that is something to smile about. Please get in touch if you have any questions or problems, either through 2email or ask a parent to call me. Have a lovely day everyone,

Miss Connelly laugh

Thursday 4th February 2021

Good morning everybody. Well done on another fantastic day of home learning. Apologies to those of you who had problems with the English Video- I've spoken to Mr Monaghan and we think it might be a server issue. We're working together to try and ensure it doesn't happen again, but if it does, please email me and I can send you the video in another format.

Here is a short overview of your learning for today:

Reading: Please read the chapter of the book you have been set, and complete the quiz questions.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been sent a spelling challenge, and our Grammar focus is still on colons and semi-colons. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the activity.

Maths: Today we will be working on multiplying numbers by 10, 100 & 1000. Please watch the video before you complete your task.

English: In English today, we will be writing a letter in the first person as if we are a WW2 soldier, writing a letter home to a loved one. Make sure you watch the video and use the accompanying resources to help you.

Art: This afternoon in Art, you will be completing a portrait in a cubist style. Miss McNeil has kindly prepared a video lesson for you and has also uploaded a Youtube link for further help. Please send a photo of your art work if you can!

 

Take care, keep smiling and do stay in touch!

Miss Connelly laugh

Wednesday 3rd February

Good morning everybody. The weeks are flying by now, and you have all worked hard getting yourselves in to a routine with your home learning and I'm really proud of the efforts you are making. I'm so impressed at how almost everybody is completing work everyday, and the quality is improving too!

 

Here is a quick overview of today's home learning tasks:

Reading: Please read the next chapter of the book you have been set and then complete the quiz activity.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been set a spelling quiz and a grammar lesson. Our grammar is focused on colons and semi-colons- please watch the video lesson before you complete the activity.

Maths: We are continuing our work on negative numbers today. I have added two videos and a worksheet. Please watch the videos before you complete the worksheet.

English: In English today, you will be using the 'show not tell' technique to describe characters feelings in a narrative. Please watch my video lesson as well as the film 'Beyond the Lines' before you complete the activity. 

Computing: As part of our unit on Online Safety, today we will be researching the effects of screen time on the body and mental health. You will be presenting the information you have found in a leaflet.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, or just to stay in touch! If you have any ideas for activities, or if there is something you are particularly enjoying then let me know and I can work that in to my future plans, or send you additional resources. 

Take care, and always keep smiling,

Remember, we are one day closer to all being reunited back in 6MS and I can't wait to see you all!

Miss Connelly laugh

 

 

 

Monday 1st February 2021

Good morning 6MS, and welcome to another week of home learning. I hope you have had a restful and calm weekend and are ready to do amazing things this week! I'm really missing you all, and your work and your email messages are keeping me smiling.

Here is a short overview of your activities for today.

Reading: You have been set a chapter from a book to read, and some comprehension questions on Purple Mash.

Spelling and Grammar: You have numerous tasks and challenges on Purple Mash to complete.

Maths: This week in Maths, we will be looking at negative numbers. Today's lesson is focused on negative number lines and counting backwards and forwards through zero. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the activity for your group.

Writing: We are beginning a new writing unit this week, based on a short film called "Beyond the Lines". Please watch the video lesson before you complete the tasks. You will need a pen/pencil and some scrap paper during the lesson.

PSHE: As today marks the start of Children's Mental Health week, we will be watching an assembly on the importance of looking after your own mental wellbeing. Your task today is to research using the given websites and produce a poster detailing 10 ways in which you can improve your mental health, particularly if you are feeling worried, anxious or upset. I'd like you to focus on activities that are not done on a device (computer, laptop, xbox, smart phone) as our research last week showed that too much screen time can negatively affect our mental health and wellbeing. 

 

As always, please get in touch with me if you have any problems or questions, or if you just feel like a catch up! I love hearing from you and replying to your messages is the best part of my day!

Take care, keep being amazing and smile often,

Miss Connelly laugh

Friday 29th November 

Good morning everybody, and apologies for not sending an overview on here yesterday- I was struggling to log in to the class page to edit. Well done to all those children who have been completing work this week. You have been working so hard and I have loved seeing what you have been doing. We've almost made it to the end of another week, so a big pat on the back to you all.

Here is a short overview of your learning for today:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are working on along with some quiz questions to complete.

Spelling & Grammar: I have set some challenges for you to complete on Purple Mash.

Maths: We are continuing our work on Multiplication of 2-digit numbers- please watch my video before you complete the activity. You will need a piece of paper and a pen or pencil to do some working out.

English: I have split the English today and some of you will be working on writing a narrative in the first person, based on the film The Lighthouse. The rest of you will be working on editing and improving your writing from this week. In both cases, please make sure you watch my video before you complete the task.

Art: Our Art lesson this week is continuing to look at Portraits and has kindly been prepared by Miss McNeill. Please do watch her video before you complete the activity. Miss McNeill has also added a Youtube link to the lesson, which she has added to Purple Mash, and uploaded to the Art section on our class page, so do take a look at that too. I loved seeing all of your pictures last week of the work you had been doing, and Miss McNeill was very impressed too. We are both looking forward to what you create today, so please do send a picture!

 

Miss Dent has also been busy this week adding some Mindfulness activities to that section of our clas page- go and check out some of the things she has posted and send me a picture! I know she will love seeing the things you have been doing. 

As always, please get in touch if you are stuck or have a question. You can do this using 2email on Purple Mash, the contact box on our main class page, or ask a parent to text/call on my school phone number. 

Have a lovely day everybody, and a great weekend. I miss you lots,

Miss Connelly laugh

Wednesday 27th January

Good morning all, and well done for a fantastic effort with your home learning yesterday. I'm really impressed with how may of you are working hard at home and completing work to a high standard.

 

Here's an overview of your learning for today:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter in the book you are reading. Please read the text and then answer the quiz questions.

Spelling and Grammar: You have been assigned a spelling activity on Purple Mash. Our Grammar focus today is adverbial phrases and using these to extend descriptive sentences. Please watch the video before you complete the activity.

Maths: In Maths today, we are looking at multiplying 2-digit numbers using a written method- please watch the video lesson before you try and complete this activity.

English: Our English work today is writing action in the 1st person- we will be up-levelling some sentences and writing the next paragraph in our Lighthouse narrative. Please remember to check your work for basic punctuation before you submit it.

Computing: In Computing, we will be researching how technology can improve the lives of others- including the use assistance technology, technology in the emergency services, artificial intelligence and ethical considerations.

 

Please send me a message or email if you need any help and I can respond straight away through Purple Mash. You can also ask a parent to contact me on my school phone number. 

Take care, keep smiling, and keep up the amazing work. I'm so proud of you and I miss you loads!

Miss Connelly laugh

 

Tuesday 26th January

Good morning everybody! Firstly, well done on your effort across all lessons yesterday- you really are keeping me smiling! A quick reminder to check your written work for basic punctuation such as capital letters and full stops before you submit it. Your content is fantastic, however and I am really impressed with the effort you are putting in to challenge yourself.

Here is your overview of today's learning tasks:

Reading: Please read the chapter of the book you have been assigned and complete the quiz questions afterwards.

Spelling and Grammar: A spelling activity has been set on Purple Mash for you and today our Grammar focus is prepositional phrases. Please watch the video I have sent before you complete the task.

Maths: Today we are moving on to multiplying 2-digit numbers using an area model. Please watch the video lesson and complete the task for your group. If you need to, you can find base-10 equipment online here: https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/blocks

English: Today we are continuing our narrative journey and focusing on setting description. Please follow the video lesson and complete your writing in the blank document, checking carefully for punctuation mistakes.

PSHE: Our PSHE lesson for today is continuing the work we completed last week on Ambition. Today we will look at SMART targets and you will each set yourself some SMART targets in order to work towards your goal.

 

As ever, please contact me if you need anything, either through 2email on Purple Mash, the parent email contact box on our class page, or ask a parent to call using my school number. If you have some free time, send me an email letting me know how you are getting on, and what you have been up to whilst at home. I love hearing from you!

Take care, and keep smiling,

Miss Connelly laugh

Monday 25th January

Good morning everybody. I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of home learning. 

Here is a quick overview of today's learning:

Reading: Please read the next chapter of your book on Purple Mash and complete the quiz questions

Grammar: Today we will be looking at expanded noun phrases in preparation for our writing tasks this week

Spelling: A quiz has been set for you on Purple Mash.

Maths: Today we will begin a new topic in Maths- Multiplication. Our lesson today is a recap of multiplying by a 1-digit number.

Writing: We are continuing our work on The Lighthouse, and our focus for this week is narrative. We will complete the first paragraph of our writing today, concentrating on combining details of the character and setting description.

Science: Our Science activity today is a practical investigation in to the effects of exercise on heart rate. Please watch the video before you complete the activity.

 

As always, please get in contact with me if you are struggling, through email or by calling my school number. I look forward to seeing all of your amazing work this week! 

Miss Dent has also been busy putting some new mindfulness and nurture activities on our class page- you can find these by clicking the t

Miss Connelly

Friday 22nd January

Hello everyone and well done for making it to Friday. I've had some lovely work from you this week and it really has made me smile. We are almost at the weekend!

Here is a short overview of our learning for today:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter in the book you are reading, and some comprehension questions. Please read the text and then complete the activity.

Spelling and Grammar: A spelling task has been set for you on Purple Mash. In Grammar, we are continuing work on punctuating direct speech. Please watch the video and then complete the activity.

Maths: Our work on percentages is coming to an end, and today's lesson is looking at some word problems. Please watch the lesson before you complete the activity.

Writing: Your writing task for today is to complete your newspaper article based on 'The Lighthouse'. Please watch the video lesson and use the work you have completed this week to help you.

PE: Please see the PE section on our class webpage. Mr Crowther has kindly put a selection of activities on there for you to complete. I'd love to see any photos of what you have been getting up to! 

 

As always, please send me a message through the class webpage, 2Email on Purple Mash, or ask a parent to contact me on my school phone number. Keep smiling, and stay safe,

Miss Connelly laugh

Thursday 21st January

Good morning everybody. I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I'm really missing you all, and can't wait until we are all back together in class. In the meantime, keep up the great work from home. I'm loving hearing from you and reading your emails about what you have been getting up to!

Here is a short overview of today's learning, all accessible on Purple Mash:

 

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are working on and some comprehension questions

Grammar and Spelling: You have been set activities in both spelling and grammar. Our grammar focus today is punctuating direct speech

Maths: We are continuing our work on percentages- today we are looking at missing percentages and finding the whole. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the activity.

Writing: Our writing task today is to write a structured plan for a newspaper report about 'The Lighthouse'. Please watch the video lesson and use the link I've sent to re-watch The Lighthouse film before you complete this activity

Art: This afternoon's Art lesson has been planned and prepared for you by Miss McNeill, and you will find a video lesson on Purple Mash. I would love to see any photos of your work, as would Miss McNeill!

 

As always, have a lovely day and please contact me if you need any help or have a problem. See you soon,

Miss Connelly laugh

Wednesday 19th January

Good morning Year 6. We are half way through another week of home learning and I'm very proud of you all and the work you are producing. Here is a quick overview of today's learning tasks.

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you are working on, as well as some comprehension questions to copmplete.

Grammar: Our grammar focus is on punctuating direct speech in order to prepare for the writing of a newspaper report. You have been set a video lesson, an activity and a separate spelling activity to complete.

Writing: Today our focus is on formal language and it's use in a newspaper report. We will be identifying formal language in several examples and re-writing an informal text in a more formal tone.

Maths: Our Maths activity today is to continue working on percentages of an amount. Please watch the video lesson and complete the questions you have been set.

Computing: Our computing lesson this afternoon has an internet safety focus. Please complete the tasks set for you on Purple Mash.

 

As always, if you need any help or have any questions, please email or call me using 2email or my school phone number.

Miss Connelly laugh

Tuesday 19th January

Good morning everybody. I hope you are all keeping safe and well .Here is a quick overview of today's learning:

Reading: You have been set the next chapter in the book you are on- please read this and then complete the comprehension questions.

Grammar: You have been set a spelling activity, a grammar lesson and activity. Our grammar focus for today is formal and informal language. Please watch the video before you complete the task.

Writing: Our writing focus today is interviewing. We will be asking and answering a range of open and closed questions to a variety of witnesses in order to gain information for our newspaper report.

Maths: We are continuing our work on percentages of an amount. Please watch the video lesson before you complete the task.

PSHE: Our work today is a research task based on the theme of Ambition, and setting long-term goals. You will be researching a chosen career and finding out what you need to do to achieve this goal.

 

As always, if anybody has any problems or questions, contact me by either email or phone. 

Miss Connelly laugh

Monday 18th January

Good morning everybody. I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are well-rested and ready for another week of home learning. Please see the overview below for information on the tasks set for today. 

As always, please use the contact form, email me using 2email on Purple Mash, or ask a parent to call me on my school phone number if you have any questions, concerns, or queries. 

 

Reading: You have been set the next chapter of the book you have been working on along with some comprehension questions.

 

Grammar & Spelling: A spelling quiz has been set for you on Purple Mash, and a grammar video and activity has been uploaded. This week we are focusing on formal/informal language and written speech. Please watch the video before you complete the activity. 

 

Writing: This week we are using a film stimuli, called 'The Lighthouse' and we will be building skills in order to write a newspaper report. Today we are looking at headlines and writing our orientation paragraph. Please watch the video lesson, and use the video link to re-watch the film before you complete this task.

 

Maths: We are continuing our work on fractions, decimals and percentages. Today we will be learning how to find percentages of an amount. There is a video lesson and a task uploaded on to Purple Mash for you. 

 

Science: This week we will recap all of the vocabulary and knowledge you gained during last week's lesson, and complete some research to write an information text about the heart. Please watch the video before you complete the activity.

Friday 15th January 2021

Well done everybody on making it through to Friday. I am so proud of all of your efforts with your home learning this week. We are all adapting to a different way of working (us staff included) and I am amazed at your determination and resilience. You have kept me smiling all week. I'll be announcing a Star of the Week later on today, and certificates will be found under the Star of the Week tab on the main class page.

Your learning for today is on Purple Mash, and here is a quick overview:

 

Reading: You have been set the next chapter in the book you are reading as well as some activities based on this.

 

Spelling and Grammar: Tasks have been uploaded on to Purple Mash for you to access.

 

Maths: We are continuing our work on fractions, decimals and percentages and a video lesson has been uploaded for you to watch and join in with, as well as some reasoning and problem solving activities. You have also been set a Maths game to have a go at, and you can also access TT Rockstars- you might find a battle to compete in next week, so do go and check it out!

 

Writing: Our writing lesson today focuses on the character you have been creating this week. You will be writing a new chapter of The Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy meets your character. Please watch the video lesson before you complete this task.

 

Topic:  I have set a lovely Mindfulness activity on Purple Mash today asking you to look at some various pictures and describe your feelings towards them. A lovely and calm way to end what has been a very busy week. 

 

As it is Friday, and you have worked so hard this week, I'd also like you to spend some time doing something which you love. This could be a physical activity, such as a game in the garden, or perhaps curling up with your favourite book. You might even prefer to complete an Art activity or play a board game! As always, please send me a message using 2email if you need any help or have a problem. 

Keep smiling, and stay safe! I'm missing you lots.. 

Miss Connelly

 

 

Thursday 14th January

Good morning everybody. I hope you are all keeping well. Here is an overview of your learning for today:

 

Reading: A chapter of the book you are working on has been set for you on Purple Mash, alongside some comprehension questions.

 

Grammar and Spelling: There are activities for both set on Purple Mash

 

Writing: There is a video lesson uploaded to Purple Mash- Today we will be writing a detailed character description based on the new character you created yesterday.

 

Maths: Today we will continue our work on percentages. I have set 2 videos and different tasks to complete based on how you did yesterday. We are covering the same lesson in more detail, so please don't worry if your tasks ask you to have another go at something you did yesterday.

 

Art: There are some activities under the Art tab above, kindly prepared by Miss McNeill. I have also set a task on Purple Mash if you would like to complete that.

 

Keep smiling everybody, and keep safe! I miss you all lots. Take care,

Miss Connelly

 

 

Wednesday 13th January

Good morning 6MS. I hope you are all keeping safe and well. All of your learning is on Purple Mash for today. If the lesson has a video, please watch it before you complete the tasks. Please email me through 2email on Purple Mash if you have any questions. Here is a quick overview of your activities for today:

 

Reading- You have been set a chapter of the book you are on, some quiz questions and an additional activity relating to the chapter

 

Spelling & Grammar- You have been set a challenge for both spelling and grammar

 

Maths- Your lesson today is a continuation of the work we did yesterday on Fractions, Percentages and Decimals. Please watch the video before you complete the task.

 

Writing- You will be designing a new character for The Wizard of Oz. Please watch the video lesson first.

 

Design & Technology- Today's task continues from last week's work on healthy eating. You have a design brief to complete, where you will be researching to justify your choices.

 

In addition, I have set a couple of Maths games for you to play as/when you choose and these will continue throughout the rest of our home learning.

Have a great day everyone, I'm missing you all lots!

Miss Connelly laugh

Tuesday 12th January

Wow, 6MS! I am so impressed with how many of you are completing tasks on Purple Mash. I was astounded at the quality of your work yesterday. Hopefully today even more of you will join in the recorded lessons. Here is an overview of your work for today:

 

Reading

You have been set a chapter to read along with some comprehension questions to answer on Purple Mash.

 

Writing

Today you will be writing a character description for one of the characters from The Wizard of Oz. There is a video lesson to watch and then an activity to complete.

 

Maths

We are continuing our work on percentages- today we will look at converting fractions to percentages. Again, there is a video lesson to watch and a worksheet to complete. 

 

Grammar & Spelling

There are some activities on Purple Mash for you to complete for Spelling, as well as some work on Modal Verbs for Grammar

 

PSHE

In PSHE this week, our focus is Online Safety. There are a few activities on Purple Mash for you to work through and complete in order to keep yourselves safe online. 

 

Extras

Miss Dent has been very busy preparing some Nurture and Wellbeing things for you. You can find these activities under the Nurture and Wellbeing tab on the main class page. I have also set you some mindfulness colouring sheets as a 2do on Purple Mash for you to complete in your spare time if you wish. 

 

We are all missing you very much, and hope you are staying safe,

Miss Connelly, Miss Avery & Miss Dent laugh

Monday 11th January

Good morning everybody. I hope you are well-rested and ready to learn after the weekend. I have uploaded all of your learning to Purple Mash for today. Here is the timetable:

 

Reading- I have set you all a reading task and a quiz to complete once you have finished.

 

Maths- I have uploaded a video lesson and an activity to complete. This week we will be looking at percentages. 

 

Writing- I have uploaded a recorded lesson and an activity to complete. We are continuing our work on The Wizard of Oz.

 

Spelling- There is a spelling challenge on Purple Mash for you to complete.

 

Science- We are beginning our new topic, Animals including Humans. Today we are looking at the circulatory system and how it works.

 

Please send me a message if you need help or any log in information.

 

Take care, and stay safe,

 

Miss Connelly laugh

Friday 7th January

 

Hello again everybody. What a great day of home learning yesterday! Some more children joined in the activities and I have been blown away with how hard you have been working. I have set today's tasks on Purple Mash ready for you to complete. If you have any problems please send me a message on there, or ask a parent to send me an email on the contact form on our main class page. 

Keep up the hard work everybody!

Miss Connelly 

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Thursday 6th January

Hello everybody, and well done to all those children who completed work yesterday. You are all superstars.

I'd love to see even more of you completing tasks today. 

Please use the timetable above, and make sure you have breaks in between lessons- some of you were very eager yesterday and completed lots of tasks in the morning. Breaks help our brains to re-focus and it makes us all better learners!

 

All your work for today has been set on Purple Mash, but please send me a message if you are struggling. You can either message on Purple Mash or using the box on our main class page and I will reply as fast as I am able to. 

Keep up the hard work everybody, and stay safe!

 

Miss Connelly

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