Juniper (Y6 am - Y5 & Y6 pm)
Hello everyone! Well, it is the second week of our ‘Learning at Home’. I hope you have been giving some of the activities that I set for you a go. I have received some lovely emailed pictures of what you have been up to. Well done to those children who have been busy getting very creative! It would be great to receive some more.
I have been busy learning how to do lots of new things on my laptop. (You know what my computer skills are like!) Everything seems to take me twice as long but I feel that I am making some progress. I am certainly having to persevere and try, try, try again. I am even teaching my mum some new computer skills – although it is quite tricky trying to instruct her over the phone. She has finally managed to download Skype so it is lovely to be able to see her now! (Even if I still have to ring her telephone first to help her answer my Skype call!) I hope you are making the most of the dry weather and enjoying your garden or getting out on a daily exercise walk. If not, do give Oti’s Dance Class for Kids a go on her YouTube channel. She has had some more great themes: Aladdin and Oliver.
Keep smiling, look after yourselves and be good to your family members!
Welcome to Juniper Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Walker
Ably assisted by the wonderful Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lewis
Home Learning Update!
Thinking of you all at the moment…it is very quiet just being at home without seeing you all. Make sure you are being kind to your family members and having a go at some of the tasks that I have set to keep your school-learning going.
To keep you active, why not try Joe Wicks’ PE lessons or Oti Mabuse’s Dance Class for Kids on their YouTube channels. On Wednesday, Oti had a Shrek theme. Great fun! (There always has to be a link to Strictly Come Dancing somehow! )
Our usual morning routine:
In Juniper Class, we start the day with morning activities of free writing or Maths. We use http://www.pobble365.com as a stimulus for our writing.
Between 9 and 9:30, we would usually complete our Bug Club activities. These include expanding our vocabulary range in preparation for reading the variety of texts, discussing what we have read, answering retrieval (‘right there’) questions, followed by inference (thinking about what we have read) questions. These involve being clue detectives to read between the lines for a deeper understanding of what the author is trying to tell us. It is really important that we can give evidence from the text to support our ideas. So do please read every day and discuss what you are reading with an adult, including finding out the meaning of new words when you come across them.
This term, we have a jam-packed six weeks of learning all about algebra, converting measures (metric and imperial), area, perimeter, volume, ratio and statistics.
Have a look on here for some fun activities to do:
Click on Primary Pupils, then click on Topics (top right of screen). This will then take you to a list of topics to select from. When you click on a topic, there is a number of activities to choose from, including the suggested age range the activity is aimed at. Have fun!
This term, we are writing our own sets of instructions and persuasive letters - you may want to have a go at writing some new ones whilst you are at home! What other weird and wonderful creatures could you invent this time? Perhaps you could then persuade the grown-ups in your household to acquire one?
All letters must be of the correct size and positioned accurately. Joins must be clear. Remember, people who don’t know your handwriting style, must be able to read it easily.
Year 5 & Year 6
Afternoons in Juniper class is when all of our interesting topic work takes place.
This term we have been learning about Brazil in Geography. This is the perfect topic to continue to research at home. See the activities that I have set on the ‘Parents’ Home Learning section of our website.
In Science this term, we were just about to start learning about life cycles. Why not try researching the life cycle of a plant, a butterfly, or bird or mammal. Perhaps you could draw it, paint it or even make a 3D model? With the beautiful, sunny weather that we are currently enjoying, you could keep an eye out in your garden for the signs of nature coming back to life after its winter sleep. Which parts of the life cycle of plants or animals can you spot?