Mrs Argrave – Watson Class
Welcome to Watson Class
Welcome to Watson Class. The children chose Emma Watson for her work promoting education for all and her role as an ambassador for women's equality. They have had fun working on lap-tops, using search engines to find as much information as they can about her.
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!
Answers to baby competition
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 get up to at home next 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. There will be a new Home-learning Project on Monday 1st June.
I have added some photographs that have been shared with me. I have also added a couple of videos; Marcy using her new Air-Track and Elliot rescuing some tadpoles.
Take care and stay safe,
Elliot rescuing tadpoles.
Marcy-May practising using her Air-track.
Week 9 18.5.20
Hello again Watson Class. These weeks seem to fly past. I hope you are all safe and well.
I have been keeping myself busy with walking the dogs, gardening, reading etc.
I really enjoy our Zoom meetings on a Tuesday. This week i will be holding it in our classroom (hopefully), so that should be nice. You have all been working so hard at home and some of you have sent me pictures of the things you have been up to. I have shared them for you all to see. I have attached this week's home learning and spellings for you; have fun and don't work too hard.
will be sharing something we have done at home. Maybe something from one of your home learning project - some writing, some Maths or something you have made. Bring it along to the meeting!
Week 8 - 11.5.20
Welcome back! I hope that you have all had a lovely week and are still safe and well. I would love to hear all about the things you have been doing. Thank you to those of you have sent me your VE Day posters; they are wonderful. I hope that I have sent everyone an invitation to our next Zoom meeting on Tuesday, if I have your email address.
Please find this week's Home Learning Overview. I hope you have fun with your learning. Remember to have lots of fun with your families as well, its just as important.
I have attached some of the work that you have shared with me; I always enjoy looking at them - you are doing an amazing job.
Marcy-May's place value video.
Marcy- May has had a lot of fun with this activity, however please remember that I do not expect you to be able to do these amazing numbers in Year 2. The fact that Marcy has a good understanding of these numbers is wonderful.
I have been busy this week as well. My mum and dad are quite old and are having to stay indoors to stay safe from the virus. One of their usual hobbies is to walk in the countryside and they are missing it a lot, so to make them feel better I have been taking photographs of interesting things that I see, while I am walking the dogs. I have had so much fun and I have been amazed at some of the things that I have seen and that I would normally not noticed! The pictures have all cheered my parents up, so I have added some of them because I thought you might like to see them. I have included some pictures of Minnie and Boo, who have got very tired out doing all of those walks.
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.
will be reading a story and if you’ve been reading something good at home, you can tell us all about it too.
VE Day Competition: To commemorate VE Day, the Bridgwater branch of the Royal British Legion would like to invite schools in Bridgwater to produce individual drawings depicting that day 75 years ago, when WWII officially ended in Europe.
If your child would like to take part, please submit their entry back to school via the KS1 learning e mail address: email@example.com Staff will then select the top 3 from each category an submit these via email to Bridgwater RBL, who will choose an overall winner in each KS Category.
*PLEASE SUBMIT ENTIRES BY FRIDAY 8TH MAY.
KS1 Ages 5 to 7
KS2 Ages 8 to 11
A book voucher prize to the value of £25.00 will be awarded to the winner in each category when school returns to normal. It’d be really good to see as many entries as possible from our children. Good luck!
Week 7 04.05.20
Hello again, I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. 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 have been doing lots of walking with my dogs this week. I have attached a few photographs for you to see. The weather hasn't been great, but it does mean that we have seen some wonderful sun rises.
Please find this week's home learning overview. It is all based upon V.E. Day, as it is 75 years since the Second World War ended in Europe (Friday 8th May). There are lots of fun activities for you to enjoy. I hope you have a good week and stay safe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Week 6 27-4-20
Hello again everyone. I hope you have all had a good week and a chance to enjoy the lovely weather.
I was lucky enough to be in school on Thursday; it was wonderful to see the teachers and children that were in.
This week, I have read lots of books and taken my dogs for walks in the sunshine. I have also been busy in my garden, planting and tidying up ready for the summer.
I have attached this week's home learning for you to enjoy, remember that you can contact me and send me pictures of the exciting things that you get up to. I have attached pictures of some of the amazing work that you have shared with me so far. I have really enjoyed messaging lots of you and seeing the pictures that you send me.
Have a good week 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. You can 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 the activities on the usual class page , then of course, feel free. Miss Clarke and Mrs Bowle.
FAMILY SONG - LILY & PENNY MARCH 2020.mp3
Week 5 19-4-20
Hello again; these weeks seem to be flying by! I hope you are all safe and well and had a nice break over what should have been our Easter holidays. I have been busy writing your reports (uh oh!). Don't worry; it has just made me realise how amazing you all are and how much I miss you. I am keeping myself busy, as I find doing nothing incredibly boring, however I am making sure that I read lots of books. I have attached a picture of me reading one of my favourites (it makes me laugh out loud) and my dogs doing what they do best (sleeping).
We now have an email address where you can share with me the work you have been doing at home. Maybe you have a question you’d like to ask me too. Each week I'll be asking you to send me a piece of your work based on the Learning Project I am asking you to do.
This week, I’d like you to send me something you are proud of. This could be from any of the Learning Projects you have done so far.
Use this email address to get in touch! Please put your class teacher's name in the subject.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to.
Take care and have a good week.
Week 4 - 12-4-20
Hello! How are you all? I hope you're all safe and well and taking care of yourselves and your families. I miss you all very much and can't wait to see you all again. I have been busy walking my dogs (I have attached some photographs for you to see) and we have seen some wonderful sunrises. I think the dogs will be glad when we all go back to school and they can have a rest. I have also been busy doing lots of reading; I hope you are all enjoying reading lots of interesting things at home too (I look forward to hearing all about it when we return to school). I have attached this week's Home Learning Plan - have fun choosing the bits you think that you will enjoy. There are no spellings this week as we should be on holiday and remember not to work too hard, enjoy the sunshine and eat lots of Easter eggs.
Week 3 - 6.4.20
Hello! I hope you are all safe and well.
I hope you all manage to have a nice Easter. You all deserve lots of Easter Eggs.
There will be no spellings for the next two weeks as we should be on holiday. I would love to hear how you are getting along. Take care of yourselves.
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.
Week 2 - Home learning overview. Please find the attached home learning for week 2.There are two document this week; one is in English and one is in Polish. Feel free to let me know how you are getting on. I miss you all. You can email me through the school office. Have fun, stay safe and i will see you soon (hopefully).Please practise one list for spellings to support sounds learned in Phonics. Use your workbook to write and copy each of the words as we do for our normal weekly homework. To challenge yourselves you can practise the common exception words from the sheet that you have in your pack.
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,
Week 1 - Home-learning. Have fun!
The children in Watson class have worked really hard this term. We have been busy using different types of technology to investigate both Emma Watson and Neil Armstrong. They used the search engine to find answers to questions that they had posed.
In Art, we created a large mask for Bridgwater Carnival. Every child contributed to painting the background and cut out several feathers for the headdress.