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Friday 3rd July 2020

Before and after!

Well hello Puffins,

What can I say, we are nearly at the end of our journey together and you guys will always have a special place in my heart. Never, in all my years of teaching, have we ever had to close the school and start learning from home. It was a new experience for all of us and I have to say I am so proud of all your hard work and efforts. I hope you enjoyed completing the activities I planned for you and that you feel as though you can do much more now than you were able to do in September. I think you can. I shall treasure your lockdown birthday messages that made my day feel even more special and the way you have kept smiling throughout. I have loved the pictures that have been coming from home, and the children that have returned to school have coped beautifully with our new rules and way of learning.

The next couple of weeks we are having a whole school healthy week and a summertime activity week so I will not be posting daily messages. (Don't cheer!)

So that is all from me. Have a lovely summer break and I will see you in September when you are Kingfishers. Please say 'hello'.

Take care, stay safe.

Mrs Lloyd (aka Mrs Mean and Vicious!)



Still some learning to do today.

English: For the home learning today I would like to write about you time learning from home. What have you enjoyed? What have you missed? What have been the best parts and what parts didn't you like? Which work have you enjoyed doing and which work haven't you liked? What are your new teachers like? Write in beautifully neat sentences, with conjunctions and adjectives. Please send me your work so that I can keep it as it is a part of history that future children will learn about.

Spelling: Today we are going to practise our suffix by playing -ing bingo. How many different verbs can you think of? Can you add ing to the end of them? Look at the -ing bingo slide.Choose your words and put them into your bingo sheet. If you are at home find someone to play with. Follow the instructions and enjoy your game.

Maths: Today we are going to compare different units of time. This year we have compared numbers and number sentences using greater than >, less than < and equal to =. Now you are going to compare units of time. Some are easy... year > day   or  second < season  or 1 week = 7 days. Work through the powerpoint and then complete the activity sheet.

How well do you know your different units of time? Evaluate your learning.

Topic: RE: Today we are going to learn that we really  can make a difference to the world we live in when there are so many problems? What can we do to make things different for even one person in your community? Explain that even small things count! Talk about how money is collected weekly in church. How does it help other people? Why do you think it is important to give? Explain that not all charities are for ‘the poor’. Many are responses to caring for the wonderful world that God has entrusted us with, or they support people who face particular challenges.

Explore the  powerpoint story of St Francis of Assisi and his belief that all God’s creatures were special and should be loved and cared for. Write a special prayer asking God to help us be kind and loving to each other and those in our community. 

The Bible says ‘God loves a cheerful giver’ (2 Corinthians 9:7). How do you feel about helping others? Is it hard or fun? Explain that when you don’t want to help someone you don’t like, you can try and remember that God wants us to follow His example and help and love everyone, whatever they are like. Explain that is hard, but God promised to help us.

Finish the day with some quiet reading. You can then go and have some fun, it's Friday and you have been green during our home learning.

Well done.