Mrs Turner – Grylls 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
Welcome To Bear Grylls Class!
We have decided to be Bear Grylls class this year. We chose this name because we felt that he is very inspirational because of all the things that he has achieved so far. He has also shown that he never gives up and is always ready to take on a challenge, and we thought that these were 2 important values for us to try to follow. For example, did you know that he broke his back in 3 places after a parachuting accident, but only 18 months later, he managed to climb Mount Everest?
Celebration of work 22/5/2020.
Little poem for Year 6.
As many of you will remember, 11-15th May 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.
Home Learning- Week 9. (WB 18/5/2020)
Hope you are all keeping well and finding lots of nice things to be doing- can't believe we haven't been at school for 9 weeks! It was great to see half of you on the Zoom meeting this week, including some that hadn't done the first one. Remember to let me know if you want to be included for the one on the 21st May, but I will send invites out automatically to everyone who has taken part so far. This will be our last one as the week after is Half Term, so no Zoom meetings I'm afraid. But on the plus side- NO WORK EITHER! I can hear you cheering already. So have a complete break from learning during the week 25th- 29th May and just have fun!! I will not be putting up any work.
As most of you will know, the Government has suggested that Year 6 may be able to come back to school from the 1st June. At this moment, I can't give you any more details but Mr Bryant will be contacting you all to let you know what the plans are soon.
Enjoy looking at the work that has been sent to me this week.
Enjoy the sunshine. Take care and have fun!
Celebration of Learning.
Home Learning Week 8.
It was lovely to see so many of you in the Zoom Meeting that we had last week. Remember, we will do another one this Thursday at 11am. I will send out the invites to everyone who had one last week automatically. If you didn't take part last week, but would now like to join in on the 14th May, send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try to have something with you to share with everyone. This could be a piece of work that you are proud of, or something you have made, like the delicious-looking fudge that Millie shared with us!
Enjoy your learning this week and have fun!
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.
Celebration of work.
I had some great pieces of work sent in again this week and have included a selection below. Remember, if you had done an entry for the Art Competition, then send it in. I also had a video clip from Abi, where she shared a VE speech that she had written, which was very good.
Week 7 Home Learning. Theme: VE Day Celebrations.
If we would have been in school this week, there would have been a special Bank Holiday on Friday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day- Victory in Europe at the end of WW2. So this week, all of your learning will be around this theme. I have also included a PE Monopoly game that you might enjoy playing with your family that Mr Croker sent to me. There is also an art competition being run and I have included a celebration section of some of your work that you have sent me this week
If you are interested in joining me and our class in a Zoom meeting, please let me know by e-mail to the uks2 e-mail address by Mon 4th May. This will be on Thursday 7th May at 11am. (For further information, scroll down to the section posted on our class page last week under the heading "Exciting News"). This should be a great way to see everyone again!
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.
Work and resources for Week 7.
Drawing Competition - VE Day
The Bridgwater Royal British Legion has had to postpone their celebrations for VE Day on Friday 8th May 2020.
To still celebrate VE day they are inviting children from Bridgwater schools to produce individual drawings depicting that day 75 years ago, when WW11 officially ended in Europe.
You need to email me a picture of your entry to the uks2 home learning email where your picture shall be judged against the other entries from KS2 to select a top 3. The 3 entries will then be sent to Bridgwater British Legion who shall choose an overall winner for the key stage.
Prize!! There will be a £25.00 book voucher for the winner of each key stage
Additionally, and with parental permission, they would like to publicise the winning entries.
The deadline to email your entry back to me is: Friday 8th May.
There are some resources on the Royal British Legion website which may be useful:
Celebration of work (WB 27/4/2020).
I've had some interesting pieces of work sent in to me this week. Have a look at what some people have been getting up to. There is a real range this week, from Elin's brilliant turtle to Tristan's bike stunt, Oliwia's face mask she made and Ernesto's Powerpoint about the issue of plastic in the ocean. There's also some work from Kyle, Livia, Georgiana and William. Enjoy looking at what you've all been up to.
Celebration of Work.
We are offering you the opportunity to meet with your teacher and your classmates using Zoom. The meeting will take place next week on: Thursday 11am – Year six classes
The meeting will last for around 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 Monday 4th May. I will then send you your invitation.
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!
Can I point you in the direction of where to find useful resources on our school website? This is aimed at parents/ carers.
Have a look at the "Parents" section on the website and then click on "Coronavirus Support". There is a lot of information, which you may find useful. One place to start may be "Learning Support".
Home Learning Week 6.
It was lovely to hear from some of you this week via the new e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org). If possible, do try and send me a piece of work that you are proud of this week, or just a message to let me know how you are. I will be sharing some of the good pieces of work that are sent in each week so enjoy looking at the ones I've had in so far: a PowerPoint from Tristan on zoos; a fact file from Abi all about Gorillas; some art work from Livia; and a story about friends from William. Well done to you all.
It's great to see that some of you are still doing AR quizzes; this week it's been Oliwia, William and Abi.
I hope you enjoy the learning project tasks this week. It's something that I think is a really important issue, especially the impact of plastic in the oceans and the effect that this can have on marine life, such as turtles. If you enjoy art, have a go at drawing a green sea turtle (as part of the "Protecting our Oceans" task) either by copying a picture or by using this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JTDEuwQxVc. I did this with my class last year and even I managed to draw something that looked like a turtle (and you know I'm not a talented artist!). It would be lovely to see how many we could have sent in. If I have enough, I will print them all out and make a collage of them, and then take a picture to show you next week. So please try and take part in this challenge.
I hope you are continuing to enjoy the sunshine. Take care and keep smiling!
Celebration of Work.
Home Learning Week 5: 20/4/2020.
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.
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!
The e-mail address is: email@example.com
I had a busy week in school last week. Luckily, the weather was great (except Friday) so we spent a lot of time outside.
I have exciting news about the tadpoles. A few of them have really changed this week and we have our first froglets! Have a look at the photos! As you can see, one of them enjoys climbing up the side of the tank- I think he thinks he's Spiderman! I am going to release some of them this afternoon into a pond.
Hope you are keeping busy and remember to keep reading. Well done to Kaden, Oliwia, Ernesto and Tristan, who have all quizzed last week. Also, well done to Nathan, who has now read over a million words!
Make sure you are finding time to do lots of nice things. Take care and keep smiling!
Home Learning Week 4.
Happy Easter! Hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather and haven't made yourselves feel sick eating too many Easter eggs!
Remember, this should have been the Easter holidays, so make sure you don't work too hard next week and find plenty of time to relax. You will see that we haven't included too much school work on next week's plan, and there are some other activities that you might enjoy, like making Easter Biscuits or doing some music. If you feel you need to take a break from school work from a week, then please do.
I'm actually in school every day next week, so that will feel very strange for me without all of you in as well.
I've been keeping busy. My son, Jack, managed to break his arm (again!) very badly in 3 places(!) so he had to have an operation to fix it. I've also been trying to practise the piano- hope you enjoy the clip.
In addition, my dog is keeping me busy, trying to steal my slippers whenever he can! I've also included a picture of the tadpoles, which are now growing legs!
Keep busy, stay safe and have fun!
Home Learning: Here you will find the activities we have planned for you each week. Week 1 WB 23/3/20
Week 2. (WB 30/3/20).
Good Morning. Hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the experience of home-schooling- just like the character of Mina in the book Skellig that we were reading in class. Hope you are finding enough to be keeping you all busy. I'm sure many of you are missing the routine of coming into school and seeing your friends. Don't forget to scroll through the pictures below on our class page. My favourite is the one of you all in your hoodies! I'm missing seeing all of you and hope things will return to normal soon. I'm being kept busy by my dog who has moved on to stealing my slippers whenever he can. I will try and take a photo of him doing it and put on here so you can all see how guilty he looks when I catch him.
Hope you enjoy this week's learning, and remember, if you fancy doing more art, more reading, or researching and writing about something you really want to, then do this as well/ instead.
Take care and keep smiling!
Don't forget to quiz on any books that you have finished reading. Well done to Aaron, Aura, Abi, Ellie and Molly, who quizzed last week.
Oxford Owl: I recommend reading: "Exploring the Deep". You should then be able to quiz on this using AR.
Corona Virus update: Read through this PDF document below and you will see it has some great activities to try at the end, including a link to some free Minecraft content; PE with Joe Wicks; free audio books; and even how to become a DJ!
Week 3: WB 6/4/2020.
It's been great to see that some of you are using AR to continue doing Quizzes (Well done this week to Oliwia, Gabija, Connor and Elin), and lots of you are working hard on MyMaths or SPAG.com.
Happy Birthday to Georgiana and Aaron, who have had a birthday since we started our break; I hope you managed to find a good way to celebrate! I hope you didn't miss everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to you in class.
The tadpoles are getting much bigger, although none of them have started to grow their legs yet. I'll put up a picture when they start to change.
Hope you enjoy the tasks we have set for you this week and remember to find time to relax, read, draw and play games. I've being playing Connect 4 with one of my sons quite a bit, so by the time we come back to school, I will stand a better chance of beating some of you! (So all of you that I played in Golden Time on our last afternoon at school, I challenge you to a re-match when we're back!)
Take care and keep positive!
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: mrs turner Password: Grylls)
This half term we have enjoyed a trip to Fyne Court to gather some ideas for a portal story that we will be writing after half term. We have also enjoyed doing some Science experiments to see how nutrients move around the body.
Congatulations to the following children who have been chosen to be ambassadors for the school: Amy, Abi and Livia.
Geography Group Work.
In our Topic lessons, we have been studying the major mountain ranges from around the world. Each group carried out research on a different mountain range, before producing a poster that was then presented to the rest of the class. The finished posters are shown below:
For Remembrance Day, we did some poppy-inspired artwork using chalks and charcoal pencils. Our work is shown below:
In our DT lessons, we have been designing bridges. We then constructed them out of wood, using saws and glue guns, before we painted them. Our finished designs are shown below:
Spring Term 2020.
Here is the Topic Web for this term.
ICT Lessons: Programming with LOGO.
This half term, we have learning how to use LOGO to create patterns by writing code. Our final task was to construct a square that would be repeated several times, while being rotated. Most of us then managed to produce several concentric patterns of different colours, as shown below.
The Highwayman Poem.
In English we have been studying The Highwayman poem. Congratulations to Millie, who received a Headteacher's Award for being able to recite the first 7 verses off by heart.
We have also written a Warning Story this term. Tristan's work has been put up on the Board of Excellence and some of the best stories are included below:
During Fairtrade Fortnight, we have been finding out the benefits of Fairtrade to farmers and the environment in Sierra Leone. Here are some of our posters:
We were very pleased when our hoodies arrived and enjoyed trying them on.
Here are our models that we made after finding out about the design of Viking Longships.
On Tuesday 3rd March, paralympian Katrina Hart came in to deliver an assembly and we all took part in a sponsored event, where we had to do "spotty dogs", star-jumps, mountain climbers and press-ups. We were raising money for her charity and for the school.