Miss Martin – Attenborough 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.
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!
HALF TERM BREAK
Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I hope you're all well and happy and staying safe.
There will be no home learning project set for next week as it is our usual half term break. There will also be no Zoom meeting on Tuesday. We'd like you to have a rest next week: go out in the garden, get on your bikes, relax and have some quality family time.
I have been thinking of you all a lot and would be happy to see what you have been up to at home this week. Please send me your work and pictures to the usual KS1 learning e mail address. Keep an eye on the school website for further updates. We will continue with our home learning projects after half term (w/b 01/06/20).
Hello Attenborough Class!
I hope you have all had a brilliant week and that you have enjoyed your home learning. It has been a busy week for me. I have had a great time in school with those of you who have been coming in. I have also really enjoyed reading your emails and looking at photos of your work. I have uploaded some photos of your wonderful home learning below. Please also find the home learning overview and spellings for next week.
Take care and stay safe,
Class Zoom 19/5/20
This week, we will be sharing something we have done at home. Maybe something from one of your home learning projects - some writing, some Maths or something you have made. Bring it along to the meeting!
I already have many of your email addresses and will send an invitation out to you on Friday afternoon. If you haven’t emailed me already and you would like to join in with a meeting you need to ask your parents to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org I will then send them an invitation to join in. Don’t forget that the same rules apply!
Hope to see you there!
I hope you have all had a great week and that you have enjoyed your home learning tasks. Thank you so much for sending me photos of all your hard work. It is lovely for me to be able to see and hear all about what you have been getting up to at home. I have attached some of the amazing work you have shared with me this week. Please also find this week’s home learning overview and weekly spellings. Keep going with all your hard work. You are all doing an amazing job!
Take care and stay safe,
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/
You can share a whole story or even just post some ideas. Please ask permission from your adults at home first.
Isabelle reading the beginning of a story
will be reading a story and if you’ve been reading something good at home, you can tell us all about it too.
I hope that you are all keeping well and safe. Thank you so much for sending me photos of your fantastic home learning. I have really enjoyed hearing and seeing all the great things you have been up to. Can you see your work this week in the slideshow below? I am very excited about seeing and speaking to those of you who have signed up for our class meeting on Tuesday at 11am.
I hope you all enjoy the home learning for this week!
Take care and speak soon,
We are offering you the opportunity to meet with your teacher and your classmates using Zoom. The meetings will take place next week on:
Monday 4th May at 2pm – Year one classes
Tuesday 5th May at 11am – Year two classes
The meetings will last for a maximum of 30 minutes, the focus of the meeting will be to say hello and share what you’ve been learning at home.
If you would like to join in with a meeting you need to ask your parents to send an email to email@example.com I will then send them an invitation to join in. I would like to know if you want to join the meeting by Thursday 30th April. I will then send you your invitation.
On Tuesday 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 that;
- 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!
Hi Attenborough Class!
I hope you are all keeping well and that you all enjoyed your home learning last week. Thank you so much for your emails. I have really enjoyed reading all about your fantastic home learning. You are all doing such a great job! I have put some photographs of the work you've sent me below. Can you see yours? Well done and thank you to for sharing the work you are proud of. It has been fantastic to see you working so hard at home. Please keep sharing your home learning with me (see the focus this week on the home learning page) remember to use the e mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to send your work to me.
Take care and stay safe,
Parents of Acorns and Oaks Yr 1 and Yr 2
Go to the Y1 Nurture page for your child's learning this week. Work through these activities with your child. We hope your child will be able to access these activities with more confidence. If you would like to do some of the activities on the usual class page, then of course, feel free. Miss Clarke and Mrs Bowle.
I hope you have had a lovely Easter and enjoyed some yummy chocolate eggs! I miss you all very much. I have been keeping myself busy this week with more baking! I made a vanilla cheesecake with a mountain of chocolates on top! I have also been running and have managed to find some countryside routes to run along (I have attached some more photos for you to see).
Happy Easter everyone!
I hope you have been enjoying your home learning and have been having lots of fun with your family too! I thought I’d tell you a little bit about what I have been up to! I am trying to make the most of the sunny weather by taking my dog on daily walks and spending lots of time in my garden. I have pruned back some of the hedges and dug out all of the weeds. As well as spending time in my garden, I have also been busy in my kitchen. I have made my own cheese stuff crust pizza…it was delicious! I have also been busy baking cupcakes with chocolate drops and sprinkles! With all this extra baking, I have been keeping active by following Joe Wicks morning workouts! Have you been following his workouts too? They are a great way to keep fit! I would love to hear about what you have been up to with your family! Don’t forget you can email the school office and tell me all about what you have been doing and learning.
This week's home learning is attached below as well as a picture of my dog enjoying the garden and a picture of my pizza making skills! Since it is Easter, we would like to give you some time to catch up with any learning you haven't had time for so far, as well as having time for some Easter activities.
Keep safe and speak soon,
I hope you are all enjoying your home learning and time with your family too! Please find the home learning overview for the week commencing Monday 6th April 2020. I cannot wait to see and hear all about what you have been up to. Missing you all very much, carry on staying safe.
Reading support for parents
We are very keen that the children can continue quality reading while they are at home. We hope you are finding the Oxford Owl website useful in providing a range of stories and information texts for the children to enjoy. The document below shows you how to find the correct books at the right level for your child. It is very important for the children to be reading words which contain the sounds they have learnt in Phonics. Follow the instructions here to support you in finding those books.
Hello everyone! I hope you're all staying safe and enjoying school at home.
Please find the home learning overview for the week beginning 30th March 2020. Choose one list of spellings and use your workbook to copy and write each of the words. To challenge yourself, copy and write the common exception words that are on the sheet that came home in your pack. We hope you enjoy this week's topic and are keeping well.
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Below you will see an overview of work for your child week beginning 23rd March 2020. We hope you’ll get involved with your child’s learning as much as you can.
We look forward to seeing all your hard work as soon as we can,
We are named after David Attenborough. We have been learning about his award winning television documentaries about animals and the environment. We have created a colourful David Attenborough animal display outside of our classroom.
Design and Technology
We each designed and made our own carnival masks using feathers, sequins and lots of colourful paint. We then evaluated our carnival masks and discussed what we liked and what we could change to make them even better.
In our art sessions we have been learning how to cut different shapes and sizes of paper to create collages. We created a collage of a rocket when learning about Neil Armstrong and we also created poppy collages.
We have been learning about the story of 'The Papaya that Spoke'. We retold the story using drama and wrote some super stories of our own.
In maths we have been learning to solve problems involving addition and subtraction. We have been working hard to explain our methods using mathematical vocabulary.