Miss French – Coleman Class
Home Learning Update
As some children will be returning to school on June 2nd, the way home learning is being provided will be changing due to most staff working with children in school.
Home learning projects will continue to be uploaded to the school website on a weekly basis and will now be for specific key stages, rather than year groups: Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6).
Instead of logging onto a specific class page to access the home learning, you will now need to go to the Children menu on the website – Home Learning Projects and select the relevant key stage for your child.
We will continue to use the key stage email addresses, but these may not be answered from your child’s teacher. The following teachers will respond to the emails:
Reception and Year 1 and 2 - Miss White
Year 3 and 4 - Mrs Palmer (Mr Staveley will continue to respond to any Nightingale emails)
Year 5 and 6 - Mr Staveley
It has been lovely to receive some of the children’s work, but we now ask that the home learning email addresses are no longer used for sending in children’s work. The named teachers will be available only for questions regarding the work set.
Key Stage 2 will no longer be setting weekly mymaths tasks, but please continue to use Times Tables Rockstars and Accelerated Reader.
There will also be no weekly spelling lists for classes. Please use the spelling tasks on each of the weekly projects to support practicing specific sounds and letter patterns alongside year group common exception words.
Thank you for continuing to support you child/children with their home learning.
Spot the staff babies
It's half term so we thought you might like a fun activity to do. In the first attached document you will see pictures of 29 of our staff as babies. In the second document you will see the names of the staff. Can you match the names to the correct staff pictures? Look back here on Friday 29th May to check how many you got right. Good luck!
Answers to baby competition
ZOOM NEWS: There will not be a zoom meeting this week as it is half term.
On Thursday, you will need to click on the link in the email I send you so that you can join the meeting at 11AM.
At the meeting, you will need to know:
- The meeting must not be recorded.
- You will need to think carefully about where you are when you join the meeting and what you are wearing so that you are ready to meet with all of your classmates.
- Your parents need to be present in the room where you have the meeting.
- Teachers will lock the meeting once everyone has joined so that no-one can join who hasn’t been invited.
- Teachers will be able to remove or mute people who do not follow the rules.
- Parents need to read Zoom’s terms and conditions, so they are sure of what Zoom is all about.
Hopefully see you there!
Miss French and Mrs Stiles
Welcome to Coleman Class
We are named after the inspirational Bessie Coleman- the first African American and the first Native American woman pilot. Bessie's early aspirations were to become a pilot. However, no flight school in America would take her because she was both African American and a woman. Despite this, she did not give up on her dream as she moved to France where she was able to train and achieve an international pilot's license. She went on to perform many flying tricks and was given the nicknames, 'Brave Bessie' and 'Queen Bess'.
Celebration of Your Work
Week 7 Work - VE Day
A Poem Just For You
As many of you will remember, this would have been SATS week! Some of you will be feeling relieved that you don't have to do them- but some of you might be feeling disappointed as you were all working so hard. So, here's a little poem for you all- hope you enjoy it!
And so it is here,
The 11th of May,
But SATs have been cancelled,
At home we must stay.
The classroom is empty,
Its walls are not bare,
The tests won't be given,
As we won't be there.
No early SATs breakfasts,
No fears to quell,
We're staying apart,
To keep all of us well.
It still feels unreal,
What a very strange term,
But SATs aren't a measure,
Of all that you've learned.
Your jokes aren't examined,
For love, there's no test,
There's no measure for friendship,
At these, you're the best.
Year 6, we're so proud,
Of all you've achieved,
To us, you're amazing,
And in you, we believe.
Week 8 - Work
Week 9- Work
Week 10 - 25.5.20
This week is half term so there is no home learning. Have a well deserved break!
Week 9 - 18.5.20
I really enjoyed seeing all of the hard work you have been putting into your home learning through zoom this week. It looks like lots of you really enjoyed the food theme and managed to get yourselves into the kitchen to make lots of tasty food. I also had a successful bake this week (after the lemon drizzle cake disaster) with a chocolate orange birthday cake. I've shared a picture so you can see how it turned out. The zoom meeting will be on Thursday 21st May at 11am. The focus of the meeting will be around a piece of work which you have done this week. Please have a piece of work ready to share and talk about.
Next week (week beginning 25th May), will be half term, so we shall not be setting any home learning for this week. There will also be no zoom meeting this week either. You can all have a well deserved break from learning! I am sure a lot of you shall be pleased to hear that!!
Looking forward to seeing you this week though!
Week 8 - 11.5.20
If was lovely to see so many of you in the zoom meeting this week. It really brightened my day hearing what you have been getting up to and the activities you have enjoyed. I hope you are all looking forward to the zoom meeting this week. It will be on Thursday 14th May at 11am. The focus of the meeting will be around a piece of work which you have done this week. Please have a piece of work ready to share and talk about.
I have received some excellent work this week linked to VE Day which I have uploaded onto the class page. I am trying to get a little fitter through this time and went for a run around North Petherton on Friday; it was wonderful to see the streets decorated with bunting, flags and balloons. I wonder how you celebrated it?
I look forward to 'seeing' you on Thursday.
Share YOUR Story - Somerset Story Swap.
Do you enjoy writing? Have you got a story inside you? Have you written a short story of your own or even have some good ideas to share? If the answer is yes and you'd like to share it with others, here's how.
The Somerset Storyfest have invited all children in Somerset schools to Story Swap. You can post your stories on line using this link. https://www.facebook.com/Somerset-Storyfest-428942520456383/
Week 7 - 4.5.20
If we were in school this week, we would have had a bank holiday on Friday to celebrate VE Day as this year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2. Therefore, the theme for your home learning this week is VE day. There is a competition which we have signed up for with the Bridgwater British Legion which you may like to take part in; you will see the details for this below the week 7 resources.
I have really enjoyed seeing some of the work you have been producing - please continue to send a piece of work which you are really proud of to me this week. I have had lots of you emailing to join the zoom meeting on Thursday at 11am too - I'm really looking forward to seeing you all again! If you haven't done this yet, and would like to join in, please send me an email. I will be sending the invites out early in the week.
Hopefully see you all on Thursday.
Miss Constable is carrying out a Masters and requires your help! Please see the information below on what she would like you to do.
Below is a link for an online survey that we would like your children to complete. This is part of the data collection for Miss Constable’s Masters research with the University of Exeter. Your children’s names and individual responses will not be part of the written report, but their feedback will help her find out more about how our school, and others in our area, can affect how they feel about science. If you want to know more about her research, you can contact her using the UKS2 home learning email address. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MHH6SCB
Week 6 - 27.4.20
I’ve really enjoyed receiving your emails including the work which you have been proud of. Thank you to Victoria P, Jacob, Harry, Victoria K and Chloe for sharing your work with me this past week.
The topic for the home learning this week is ‘The Environment’, something which I know a lot of you are passionate about; I really hope you enjoy the activities given.
This week, I would like you to send me a piece of work from one of the weekly writing tasks or a piece of work from the learning project. I’m really looking forward to hearing from all of you! A reminder of the email address is: email@example.com.
I am in school this week where I shall miss the usual hubbub of our classroom greatly! I hope you have all been making the most of the sunshine though this past week. I have discovered a robin which seems to come into my garden on a daily basis, which has been lovely to spot!
Keep safe and well.
Week 5 - 20.4.20
I am delighted to be able to share with you a new email address which you can now use to contact me. I am aware that you shall need to use an email address which belongs to an adult, most probably, so please check with them before you access their emails. You may also need some help with this so please ask an adult to show you how to send an email. The subject of the email must be your class name.
The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I know you have all been working hard over the past few weeks and would love for you to send me an email this week with the piece of work which you are most proud of. You can also use this email address as a way of communicating any questions about the home learning. I'm looking forward to receiving your email and seeing the amazing work which you have been doing!
I've added some pictures below of what I have been getting up to this week. I've enjoyed riding my bike through the countryside and along the canal as well as planting some strawberries into my vegetable patch. i wonder if you can spot the design on my trowel!!?
Week 4 - 13.4.20
HAPPY EASTER! I hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend so far and have not eaten too much chocolate!!! I'm trying to be good and only eat a little at a time; I'm not sure how long that will last for! Last week, I was in school for the week which seemed very strange without you all there. It was very quiet and I missed you all a lot. I tried to make the most of the nice weather by riding my bike into school. I've always used the excuse of having to carry too many books home to mark, but sadly I don't have this excuse at the moment so made the most of my daily exercise. You will see that we have not given you too many new activities this week as, after all, it would be the Easter holidays now! Stay safe and enjoy a little break from all the hard work you've been putting into your learning.
Week 3 - 6.4.20
I hope you are all still staying safe and well. I have been for a lovely cycle ride this morning in the sunshine (for my daily exercise) and have come home to do some baking- something which I haven’t had a lot of experience with unfortunately. However, I baked some scones, for the first time, and they have turned out surprisingly well especially with the addition of clotted cream and jam! Yum!! I wonder if you have managed to help out in the kitchen and bake anything over the past couple of weeks.
You shall find the home learning for week 3 below. This is to be spread across the week, and as Mr Bryant’s letter explained last week, do as much or as little as you want from it. There are lots of other activities you could also be doing and practising such as art/crafts, cooking or learning a different language. You may also want to do some Easter activities since this is next weekend.
Well done to Reegan, Esther and Cody who have also quizzed now. A reminder that you should all be spending some time reading and quizzing please. There are lots of authors who are reading their stories aloud on various websites, which is a great way to listen to new books as well.
Safe safe and HAPPY EASTER for next weekend.
I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the activities over the past week. I'm really impressed to see so many of you achieving excellent marks in your MyMaths work. If you log back into your previous tasks and view your scores, you shall see that I have given some of you feedback. I'd also like to say well done to Jacob for being the only class member to complete a quiz on AR this week. Don't forget that you can all access this at home through the link!!
You will find this weeks home learning plan below; I hope you enjoy researching and learning about your local area. Stay safe, Coleman class!
Miss French's Pictures
A Helpful Guide To Coronavirus
Oxford Owl Reading List With Accelerated Reader Levels
Home Learning: Here you will find the activities for each week.
Here are some websites you will find helpful while school is closed. We will add to these as we find new and exciting sites for you to try! Let us know if you find anything great that you think the rest of the class would enjoy.
You have passwords for these already:
https://ukhosted98.renlearn.co.uk/2231904/default.aspx (Accelerated Reader)
Here are some new sites to try:
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (username: miss french Password: Coleman)