Our teachers are Mr Whipps and Mrs Lake. Mrs Dungey helps each day. This is where you get to find out all about what we are learning.
Our topic this this term has the title “Is it too late to save the rainforests?” The children are going to try and find the answer through their investigations and learning.
The list below is a list of some really useful websites that you can use to support learning at home. Some are free and others, school subscribe to, which allows your children to access them.
1) White Rose Maths: This is where school choose their activities and the work set, is laid out in the way that we teach it in school. They are bringing out some free home learning packs soon.
2) Times Table Rock Stars: The children all have a login to TT Rockstars and it is a brilliant way to help them practise their tables skills.
3) Oxford Owl: This site offers lots of FREE e-books to read on a tablet, phone or computer. They are search-able using levels or book band colours. It requires a free login.
4) Mathletics: The children have a login for this site which they can use to practise their maths skills.
5) Twinkl: This is a paid site that is really good for supporting work at home. They are offering a free trial with the code UKTWINKLHELPS here.
6) Teach Your Monster To Read: This amazing reading app helps emergent readers. It is usually a paid app but is free until the 23rd March.
7) Go Noodle: This is a great website that will help children remain active.
8) The Spelling League: 14 day free trial- fun spelling games!
9) Phonics play- access to free phonics games. For the duration of the closure, use the username march20 and password home.
10) Classroom secrets kids- lots of activities for children to do independently.
11) Numbots: This is a site by the same people as the amazing TT Rockstars. It is designed to test calculation. They are offering a 60 day free trial.
12) The Premier League Primary Stars: This website is endorsed by the Premier League and contains loads of free activities to encourage and motivate children.
13) iMoves: This is a brilliant website that has been made free for the duration of the closures. It has lots of short videos that are linked to the curriculum areas and all are based on keeping active. They have a fantastic section on wellbeing and mental health activities too.
14) Free story books from Audible are available here for the duration of the closures.
15) For the duration of the closures, The Maths Factor have waived all fees. This site is endorsed by Carol Vorderman and features videos to support learning.
16) David Walliams is sharing a free e-book each day at 11. Tune in to share.
17) Joe Wicks (the body coach) is running a free 30 minute PE lesson each day on his YouTube channel here.
18) Google have introduced some Augmentel Reality animals. Just search for animals like "Lion" on Google and watch a life-sized animal come to life in your living room. You can take a picture as well.
19) MineCraft have released some new activites designed to help learning. Again, please supervise children when using.
In addition to this, there are a number of useful files that you can use to support your child with learning at home. Please click on the files to see them.
Class 2 had an amazing trip to the University of Plymouth to be inspired and enthused by the author David Lawrence Jones. He is also one of the chancellors of the Children’s University.
He is a real life author who began his journey at the age of 9!
We found out about his life with his pets, his childhood and why he loves writing.
Last Wednesday we had some visitors in to teach us about farming.
We learnt about food chains, different grains and meat, and we even got to dress up!
Class 2 followed up their Skype chat with Luci Isaacson with a personal visit!
We found out about what we can do to play their part to protect our environment. The children looked at the 10 climate pledges that are little things everyone can do to make a difference. We are going to follow this with creating a song that will be performed at Eden!
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We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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