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Monday 27th April


Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. We have been so lucky with the glorious weather lately. What fun things did you get up to? I enjoyed playing badminton with my children and can’t wait to be able to play it on a badminton court again. The only problem playing outside is that the wind suddenly blows the shuttlecock off course! I also gave my son a much overdue haircut, his hair seems to grow very quickly.


Today’s theme for Monday is: Movie Night Monday.

Which film will you watch with your family tonight? Get cosy and make some yummy snacks to share?

Thank you to all of you who sent in pictures of your learning theme projects, they were fantastic. We love to hear about your learning so keep in touch and let us know how things are going. If you have been doing other things such as trying a new hobby, learning a new skill, we would love to hear about them too! 


Sunflowers: A parentmail message was sent home last week to your parents about a new campaign to support blue light workers such as the police and fire services. Many of you may have already created rainbows for NHS and care workers and the sunflower campaign is similar – just create a sunflower to display or perhaps try growing some sunflower seeds. This is the link for this campaign:


DON’T FORGET: Each week we will be setting a writing or reading challenge to complete throughout the week, it can be done on any day or in smaller chunks each day – the choice is yours.

You may have noticed some extra information on our main class page about keeping safe. If you haven't seen this please go back and have a look (it's in red writing). There is also a new section called 'Keeping Safe Online', open it up and there is a link which we would like you to go on this week, scroll down and click on the link for home activity packs for ages 8-10. There are 3 activities for you to do (ideally with a parent).  

If you would like a daily lego challenge (optional) then check out our resources page for ideas.

Have a good day!

Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett



Monday's Learning tasks:

> Start your day with an Active Start. Why not also try our weekly challenge from Pav, it starts on a Monday and you can build it up through the week by making it more challenging, for details go to 'Resources and Web Links' section week beginning 27th April.


> Read your book for 20 minutes. Or you could read a book from Bug Club.


> Complete a maths quiz on diagnostic questions. 


> Maths: This week we are looking at ‘Time’.  The questions relate to converting between units of time and solving problems related to this. There are some problems for you to solve, today I would like you to answer qs 1 to 8 on the activity sheet ‘Time qs for Monday and Tuesday’. You will find this in the Resources and Web Links section. There is a ‘Measures of time poster’ to help you.


>Further Maths to have a go at! Visit the White Rose website ‘Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April) and complete Lesson 1 ‘Angles in special quadrilaterals’. If you are finding these too tricky you could look at a lower year group or you need a greater challenge look at a higher year group instead.


> Complete the word of the day activities - see below. 



> Visit Active learn website and select a maths and a SPAG activity to complete.


> Writing challenge for the week: See document in Resources and Web Links section. Non-Chronological report.


> Our Learning theme for the summer term is:


Today, I would like you to get a feel for our new learning theme so I would like you to click on the links in the resources and Web Links section, they will take you to the BBC Bitesize website. Watch the videos on both links and read the accompanying information on each webpage. You might want to have a go at ‘Test your knowledge’ activities at the bottom of each web page.

When you have watched these videos, create a mind map of what questions /things you would like to find out more about? You could email me your thoughts and we will try and answer some of these questions you have in our future learning.  


> Remember to build in some quiet time, creative time and outdoor time! Why not try the nature activity or a lego challenge?


Have a good day!


Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett


Word of the day


  1. What is the definition of marathon?
  2. Write a sentence using the WOD and include either brackets or dashes in your sentence.
  3. Research activity: Find out which cities in the world hold modern day marathons. Create a word search for a family member to complete using these place names to search for.


You will need a dictionary for this activity, if you don’t have one use an online dictionary.  


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