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Monday 15th June 2020
Hello everyone! Ok… Take 2 for back to school week – hopefully this week will go more to plan! I am really looking forward to seeing those of you who will be coming back to school on Wednesday and think it will be good to get back into more of a routine and structure like we are used to. School won’t be exactly the same as it was before it closed, but we will get used to that together.
I hope you are all well and that you have been able to relax over the weekend. Most of you have been at home now for a very long time so do make sure you are well-rested for coming back as I think we will all be tired on Friday after three days in school when we are not used to it!
I said the following last week, and then it turned out not to be true with the change in plans… This is still what will happen now going forward though so I will recap it. From this week, there will be home learning on the website for you all on Mondays and Tuesdays. Then, if you are coming back to school for the second half of the week, you will not need to access the work through the website on those days because you will be given it in school. If you are not coming back, or are off school due to self-isolating reasons, you can complete the home learning work through the website on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as normal. The work in school and on the website for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will be as similar as possible. You also will not have chilli challenges any longer, but another subject to do each day in addition to maths, English and well-being as this is what will be given in school.
Your tasks for today are as follows…
Maths: forming and solving two step equations
Continue to spend about 10 minutes each day working on your times tables on TTRS or hit the button in order to keep them fluent and up to the speeds and accuracy we have worked so hard to achieve.
After that, use the link below to find today’s lesson on forming and solving two step equations. I hope you are enjoying these algebra lessons – I love algebra so really wish we were in school doing this together! Last week (Thursday) you had a lesson on forming and solving one step equations, so this is the next step for you. The work in this lesson is tricky; make sure you watch the videos before starting the tasks so you fully understand. Take it slowly and don’t rush through, and you will be fabulous! Once you have watched the videos and read the information on the page, complete the worksheets and then mark your work.
English: analysing and performing poetry
For today’s English task, follow the link below to work through the exercises on analysing and then performing poetry. You will come across different styles of poetry and learn about what these different types are. The information in today’s lesson will be needed when we are back in school later this week, so make sure you put lots of effort into this today and try and remember some of what you learn for Wednesday – Friday!
Well-being: listen to the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone read by Eddie Redmayne
To keep your minds healthy and positive, I will also be providing you with a well-being activity to do daily. For today’s well-being activity, have a listen to Eddie Redmayne (the actor who played Newt Scamander in the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is a spin-off and prequel to the Harry Potter series) read the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. You do have to sign up to the website now, but ask a parent to help you if need be. It can be so relaxing listening to a story – I hope you enjoy!
If you fancy a challenge, have a go at the chapter challenges after you have listened to the third chapter being read.
Your additional lesson today is history. You should have done lots of work on the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons already through your chilli challenge work, but different people will have chosen different activities from the ones provided. Therefore, this work will ensure you all have a good understanding of who the Vikings were and how they lived. Work through the lesson and then complete both activities.
If you haven’t already, please don’t forget to have a look for any of my reading books you have at home from before the school closure. These are all books I have either bought myself or been given as presents during my time as a teacher, and they mean a lot to me. I have been happy for you all to read these in school and at home because I know my pupils enjoy them. However, I currently have lots missing and it would make me really sad if these were lost. Please could you look really hard at home for any books of mine you do have? Remember they have a label on the spine of the book with ‘Miss Boden’ written on and my initial inside the front cover. If you are back in school on Wednesday, please bring them in with you. I will have a big box ready for them to be returned to so that I can leave them in there and sort them all out when it is safe to do so. I would really appreciate this as I want my future classes to be able to enjoy my books as much as you have done. If you are not returning to school on Wednesday but have some of my books, please contact me through the Cloverlea email address and I can arrange to pick these up. I would really appreciate this as I want my future classes to be able to enjoy my books as much as you have done.
Have a great day of home learning!