Class Activities 2019 – 2020
Summer 2 TTS home learning packs
Welcome back everyone! I hope you have had a lovely Easter. I am missing you all so much, I cant wait to see you all again soon.
This half term our topic is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about our new topic. It would be great to see you sharing some of the exciting things you learn about our new topic. Send Mrs Aspinall an email!
Professor Brainstorm Home Science Experiments
A fun Sound experiment
If you only have time to do one experiment,
make sure you do this one!
Suitable for Reception to Year 6
YouTube link https://youtu.be/jqMOyVrEGuE
A Sorting experiment
A ‘magical’ sorting experiment for
Aimed at Nursery to Year 2
YouTube link https://youtu.be/QJ_jsTUoJzY
A great Forces experiment
This experiment investigates Friction,
Motion and Energy.
Suitable for Year 1 to Year 6
YouTube link https://youtu.be/JUMUdqih0Vg
A Sinking & Floating experiment
Great fun for young children – and older
ones will be fascinated to find out how it works.
Suitable for Reception to Year 4
YouTube link https://youtu.be/1TTNo2_NH8w
Quick hello from all of us here at school. We all hope you are enjoying your work books at home! Here is a link to a website full of educational games ….
Hope to see you all soon!
We hope you are all staying safe and having fun at home. It would be great to see lots of rainbows popping up. If you are able to do one ask parents / carers to send a picture to Mrs Aspinall. It will brighten up her day!
PE at home
Joe Wicks has revealed he will be running virtual PE classes to make sure kids are keeping fit from home as schools close for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Body Coach, 33, told his followers he would be leading classes kids can do from their homes to make sure they are still getting some exercise. He said on Twitter: ‘Hello everybody, I’m Joe Wicks – The Body Coach and I’ve got an exciting announcement to make. ‘Starting Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday I’m going to do a live workout called PE with Joe on my Youtube Channel, TheBodyCoachTV. ‘It’s a workout specifically designed for kids because when the schools are closed there is no PE. Don’t worry, I’ve got you – I’m going to take this over. ‘I’m going to get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic. So, tune in Monday morning 9am and every day Monday to Friday.
Summer 1 Year 1 and 2 Home Learning packs. In light of the emergency closure of the school, Classroom Secrets have provided learning packs that can be used at home.
School closure is also a time for your child to create a project around an area that they are really interested in. They could research the topic and report their findings. They could make a short film, design a set of revision cards to share with their friends. They could make a model, write a song or poem linked to the topic!
It could also be a time to get your very own Blue Peter Badge- see the link for more information!
Spellings – High frequency words. Spelling Strategies Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check This is probably the most common strategy used to learn spellings. Look: first look at the whole word carefully and if there is one part of the word that is difficult, look at that part in more detail. Say: say the word as you look at it, using different ways of pronouncing it if that will make it more memorable. Cover: cover the word. Write: write the word from memory, saying the word as you do so. Check: Have you got it right? If yes, try writing it again and again! If not, start again – look, say, cover, write, check. Trace, Copy and Replicate (and then check) This is a similar learning process to ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ but is about developing automaticity and muscle memory. Write the word out on a sheet of paper ensuring that it is spelt correctly and it is large enough to trace over. Trace over the word and say it at the same time. Move next to the word you have just written and write it out as you say it. Turn the page over and write the word as you say it, and then check that you have spelt it correctly. If this is easy, do the same process for two different words at the same time. Once you have written all your words this way and feel confident, miss out the tracing and copying or the tracing alone and just write the words.
Today we were real life bakers! We went to see Sarah and Jade in the kitchen who helped use bake. We weighed, mixed, stirred and rolled out the dough to make little people. Look at how fabulous they are. They tasted yummy too!
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Our School’s History
We really enjoyed todays history lesson! Mrs Mordue and Mrs Cooke came into class to talk about what our school was like when they were little girls! We learnt lots of interesting facts. We were shocked at some of the rules and punishments! We then looked at different artefacts that we have from school as it has changed over the years. We didn’t know what some of the items were – but we do now!
World Book Day
A massive well done to all of our children who took part in world book day. Don’t we all look fantastic!
We loved our walk around Nettlesworth and Kimblesworth today. We were looking for all different types of buildings and also enjoyed talking about features of the village we could see. A massive thanks to Mrs Cooke, Mrs Mordue and June who helped us learn all about the history of the villages too.
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Splendid Skies Open Afternoon
Thank you to all that were able to attend our recent Open Afternoon. We hope you enjoyed listening to what the children had learnt about this half term. The children really enjoyed showing off all that they had learnt. Thank you for your continued support!
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A massive well done to two of our class mates this week.
First up …. Emilia, our fantastic little swimmer! Well done for all of your hard work! Keep it up!
Secondly to …… Jacob! A judo star in the making! We cant wait to see you get the black belt!
In science we have learnt lots about nature and the four seasons. We went on a tree hunt in our school grounds and identified lots of the different trees we have. We are every good at using lots of Scientific vocabulary to describe the trees. Ask us what evergreen and deciduous means!
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Look at our lovely Suncatchers. We have worked really hard this term with Mrs Shaw to produce lots of lovely art pieces. They have all linked to our Splendid Skies topic. This week we made sun catchers using tissue paper. We are looking forward to seeing all of the lovely colours shine through.
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Today we had lots of fun working with Ian to take part in a Judo taster session. Look at our moves! We all have such a good time!
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Chinese New Year
Class 1 and 2 had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year today, we looked at the story of how the Zodiac calendar was created and found out this year was named after the rat. We did lots of Art and DT activities across both classes and then swapped on the afternoon before having a taste of some Chinese foods.
This week class 2 had lots of fun at a gymnastic event organised by the SSP. We had the chance to explore and use a range of equipment at Sherburn Gymnastics centre. We loved the trampolines, bars and spring boards! Look at us go!
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Today we went on a nature walk all around the fields in our village. We enjoyed exploring our surroundings and looking at he signs of the seasons. We were able to use our senses to explore and find out what our local environment looks like too. We got very muddy!
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Today we had lots of fun working with Adam Bushnell. He helped us discover more of our topic on Splendid Skies. We talked about making a super hero suit that could soar in the sky and help save the world. We also talked about Australia and how we could send in our super suit in order to help save the animals and nature from the current bush fires.
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Posting Letters to Santa Claus
Class 2 have written their Santa letters at school today. We then walked around to the post box to make sure they get to Santa on time. We gave them a kiss and made a magical Christmas wish. We can wait to hear back from him!
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The elves have arrived in class 2! Oh no! We hope they font cause too much trouble!
Class 2 decorating their Christmas tree
We decorated our class Christmas tree together. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Class 2 Snow!
In science we are learning all about Seasonal changes and what we notice around us during Winter. Today we decided to carry out an experiment and try our hand to making snow! We had lots of fun mixing ingredients together to make the perfect gloopy snow for building snowmen. Look at our amazing snowmen!
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Evie’s Rainbow Awards
We are so proud of all of Evie’s hard work with her Rainbow group. She has worked super hard with the Rainbows and is now very excited to join Brownies. Look at all of her badges! Well done Evie!
A massive well done to Farren who has recently achieved his first badgers at Beavers. Keep up all of the hard work Farren – well done!
Today we made turnip soup. In Literacy we have learnt all about instructional texts. We have looked at recipes and talked about the features of the text. Today we followed a recipe to make soup. We had to wash our hands, chop the vegetables, put them in the pan then give the pan to Sarah so she could boil the vegetable. An hour later she told us it was ready and we went to watch her blend it all together. We loved it! We made very yummy soup.
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Matthew and George had a lovely surprise for us today. Last night, at home, they built us a truly amazing castle from duplo! We had lots of fun looking at it in class and especially enjoyed truing out the real life canon! Thank you boys. We love it.
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Today we had a lovely time visiting Lambton Castle as part of our engagement activity for our new topic of Tunnels, Towers and Turrets. We were amazed by the fantastic features of the castle and the surrounding grounds and views. We learnt so much about the history of the castle thanks to Bob. We were able to ask lots of questions to further our knowledge of castles. We had lots of fun and have lots to think about now!
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Dinosaur Open Day
Thank you to all of the adults that came along to see all of our wonderful dinosaur work we have completed this half term. The children had lots of fun sharing their dinosaur poem that they have learnt and also completed arts and crafts activities too. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
We have enjoyed the first topic in our new cornerstones curriculum and are looking forward to the next topic!
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Multi Skills at New College
This morning we had lots of fun at New College working with Sports leaders to try out a range of new skills. We learnt lots about athletics with Chris too. We worked super hard and burnt off lots of energy! Well done class 2!
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Mrs Shaw had a surprise for us in Art today – we had to create a dinosaur egg! We used plaster of paris and a balloon to create a textured dinosaur egg. It was very messy but lots of fun! We are looking forward to decorating them next week!
We had lots of fun looking at all of the books in our travelling book fair. We were very excited to share our new books with our friends and family.
Today in numeracy we learnt lots about weight and how we can measure weight using scales. We are very good at reading the scales to the nearest gram!
Hancock Museum Visit
Today we had lots of fun at the Hancock Museum in Newcastle. We learnt lots about our topic of dinosaurs as well as learning about living things and different periods in history. We had lots of fun!
Today we kicked started our topic of dinosaurs. We made lots of different samples of poo to investigate. We used the tools to decide if they dinosaur was a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore. We were able to identify the dinosaur depending on the materials we found in the poo! It was a very messy job!