Endeavour Class

Home Learning Week 2

March 29, 2020

Dear Endeavour Class,

Thank you to all parents that have sent in a summary of their children's learning last week.  It certainly was a week of new things, adjustments and routines.     I know that we are all in our unique home circumstances and learning at home can be dependant on what we have available, who we have to help and give some support; whether we have online access or even if we can access the online activities at all by registering.   It can be a complicated procedure so please do not worry if something is causing a problem.  Please email me if  you have specific issues and I may be able to help.

As it is the second week, some routines may be established.  Great.   I appreciate it is challenging to juggle work commitments around helping your child learn.  As such, I have tried to give activities that should be fairly independent once some help has been given to get it started.

I also want to reiterate what I wrote in last week's Endeavour Class' blog.   

Remember, it’s all about learning, not lessons; and you can learn in many different ways.   

Please have fun, cooking, making, cutting and sticking, outside activities, talking and discussing.

Again, please email me for any further help if this week's activities are unaccessible.  To access Twinkl, you need to register and enter the free code.  See the learning links button on the school website - there you will find the twinkl link to register for free.

Don't forget to use the class email sent out to you where I can receive a weekly email from you letting me know how you're doing.  I do hope you have an enjoyable week!

General activities

Reading

Please use the website 'readtheory.org'.  Your child has logon details given to them and it should be in their planner.  Please access the website here.

Maths Year 5 and 6 - All work can be practised by using the Active Learn maths website.  The children will know their logon details.  The website can be found by clicking here.  There are 'homework' tasks which are two sides of A4.  Please complete one by printing off (if possible) or writing answers down in a book or paper.  The answer sheet is also next to it so the work can be marked at home after completion. 

Year 6 - English (SPAG and Reading) and Maths Revision

Please use the the revision website here to logon and revise SATs style questions.  Your child will know their login details.  They should have them written in their planner.

P.E.

How about doing P.E. with Joe Wicks, The Body Coach - 9 a.m. every morning? Look for The Body Coach TV channel on You Tube - P.E. with Joe.  He is doing a live session every day!

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Home Learning Week 1

March 23, 2020

Dear Endeavour Class,

Above you will find daily ideas and tasks for your child depending on their year group.  There may be links you will need to access for them.  As this is such a new arrangement, please let me know if there are any access problems to the external websites by using the class email.

Some advice for teaching your children at home...

 

Gather as many different ideas as possible, but the key is don’t think you have to replicate school ... you don't need to.

Homeschooling will look different in all families, but the best thing is to be adaptable and flexible, and remember to look at the big picture, not the small circumstance of the moment!

 

It’s good to get into a routine, but don’t force it.   All of our usual routines are up in the air presently, and it’ll take you and your child time to settle into a new routine. Give them more time initially to just have fun. We all need a bit of fun in these days! We’re likely in this for the long haul, and after a few days, the children will be looking for some more routine.

*Remember, it’s all about learning, not lessons*, and you can learn in many different ways. Let the children use this time to explore areas of their own interests. Learning about something you’re interested in is always fun.

Also remember, everyday will be different. Some days the schedule will work, others days it won’t. Some days we’re motivated, other days we’re not. Sometimes it’s better to change the schedule for the day and just go and do something fun.

Remember the class email sent out to you where I can receive a weekly email from you letting me know how you're doing.  I do hope you have an enjoyable week!

General activities

Reading

Please use the website 'readtheory.org'.  Your child has logon details given to them and it should be in their planner.  Please access the website here.

Maths Year 5 and 6 - All work can be practised by using the Active Learn maths website.  The children will know their logon details.  The website can be found by clicking here.  There are 'homework' tasks which are two sides of A4.  Please complete one by printing off (if possible) or writing answers down in a book or paper.  The answer sheet is also next to it so the work can be marked at home after completion. 

Year 6 - English (SPAG and Reading) and Maths Revision

Please use the the revision website here to logon and revise SATs style questions.  Your child will know their login details.  They should have them written in their planner.

P.E.

How about doing P.E. with Joe Wicks, The Body Coach - 9 a.m. every morning? Look for The Body Coach TV channel on You Tube - P.E. with Joe.  He is doing a live session every day!

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The Week Ahead

March 16, 2020

English

This week in English we will be writing imaginatively by creating a story which uses the differences of characters - 'good' and 'bad' and using a picture starter.  Please click here for the story starter ideas.  There are two to choose from.  Also the WALT and success criteria for this writing is here

Reading

Please use the website 'readtheory.org'.  Your child has logon details given to them and it should be in their planner.  Please access the website here.

Maths

This week Y5 are focusing on being able to place mixed numbers on lines; count up in fractions using equivalence; convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa; write improper fractions as mixed numbers and vice versa; multiply proper fractions by whole numbers

Y6 are revising averages - mean, mode, median and range and how to work out each one.  We are finding out how to calculate the area of 2D shapes; including triangles and parallelograms and know the formulae for each shape.  We are also practising long division.  

 

Year 5 and 6 - All work can be practised by using the Active Learn maths website.  The children will know their logon details.  The website can be found by clicking here.  There are 'homework' tasks which are two sides of A4.  Please complete one every day by printing off (if possible) or writing answers down in a book or paper.  The answer sheet is also next to it so the work can be marked at home after completion. 

Year 6 - English (SPAG and Reading) and Maths Revision

Please use the the revision website here to logon and revise SATs style questions.  Your child will know their login details.  They should have them written in their planner.

The spelling test this week is on Thursday.   Maths homework is also due in on Thursday.

P.E. is on Monday for Year 5 and 6 and Thursday for Year 6.   Year 5 continue to have Forest School on Thursday afternoons.   Please ensure that warm clothes are brought to be used during our winter season.

The Week Ahead

March 09, 2020

This week in English will be using the vocabulary from our topic work to write imaginatively.   We will be practising writing dialogue and looking at what a job advertisement layout looks to create our own.

This week Y5 are focusing on developing understanding of polygons and angles, particularly in relation to quadrilaterals; metric units are revised and regularly used imperial units are introduced.

Y6 are revising fractions, ratios and learning the method of 'drop-down' long division.

The spelling test this week is on Thursday.   Maths homework is also due in on Thursday.

P.E. is on Monday for Year 5 and 6 and Thursday for Year 6.   Year 5 continue to have Forest School on Thursday afternoons.   Please ensure that warm clothes are brought to be used during our winter season.

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Nettlebed Community School

High Street

Nettlebed

Henley On Thames

Oxon

RG9 5DA

Office contact: Mrs Tracy Sedwell

Tel: 01491 641328

Email: office.2504@nettlebed.oxon.sch.uk