We hope you had a lovely half term week. The weather was kind to us all once again so hope you got out for some fresh air, exercise and fun. This week sees the start of a wildlife challenge - 30 Days Wild - see below and on the weekly timetable for details on how to get wild in the country (or your backyard or local park!)
We hope you are continuing to enjoy reading The Wind in the Willows - let us know your views on it so far.
As always, send us photos, messages or your work on Seesaw or by e mail.
Take care, The Year 4 team. x
30 days wild
Nottingham Wildlife Trust have organised a really wonderful project called 30 days wild, encouraging everyone to do a random act of wildness every day in June. 1000s of schools across the UK are taking part.
It is free and has some fantastic resources (a free downloadable pack) which are great for activities for children and families at home. Details are also on this week's timetable.
Connecting to nature is a great way of helping with mental health and improving wellbeing, and we hope this is a positive opportunity for you all to take part in.
Here is the link for families to sign up:
Week 10 Home Learning Plan
We hope this finds you all well and enjoying the lovely weather we have been having. Lots of things again this week but they really are just to help support your activities. We hope you have been enjoying The Wind in The Willows, do keep in touch it is so lovely to hear from you. Take care
Creative Quarter Challenges
Keep an eye on the Creative Quarter page ( https://www.haydn.nottingham.sch.uk/creative-quarter/ ) on our website for weekly art challenges that you can all get involved in, inspiring websites and links.
Week 9 Home Learning Programme
This looks like a long list this week - don't panic! The resources are all there to help you. You are all doing amazingly well, we are enjoying seeing examples of your work on Seesaw and e mail. Keep sending and posting.
This week there is a focus on Wellbeing;
Notts County football team have prepared some activities to get your body moving and it is Kindness week so think of ways you can be kind to yourself and others. Let us know how you get on.
Week 8 Home Learning Plan
Here is the week 8 home learning plan and resources. We hope you have been enjoying the 'Wind in the Willows' text. It would be great to see any work or pictures from this or any other activities you have been up to. We are missing you all very much and hope you and your family are all safe and well. Please contact us through the school email if you need anything. Take care
Week 7 Home Learning
How is everyone doing out there? We have really loved speaking to you and your families, hearing from you by e mail or seeing the posts that are beginning to appear on Seesaw. All these things are telling us that you are being amazingly resilient, independent and positive. I feel so inspired by you all - so thank you very much!
Week 6 Home Learning
Here is the next Home Learning plan with some new ideas to help keep you busy. This week there is an Art competition to design a cover for the Big Issue magazine and a Geography Map challenge to keep you busy on your daily exercise route. We are really looking forward to seeing your designs and your maps, plus all your other super creative ideas.
The Book of Hopes
"Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals"
SEESAW is an online platform where children can share what has been happening at home and to see what other children have been doing. I have set up a class page, to access it either go to https://app.seesaw.me/#/login or download the seesaw app on iOS or Android
When you click login, scan the QR code which is being sent via a school email - if you use this, you will be able to see messages and work from your class mates. If you use the 12 digit code, you can post but not see others.
You can post pictures and notes about what you have been doing. Please go on and have a try, we can't wait to hear from you all!
If you have any problems, email me and I will try to help you get on.
Miss Horn & Miss Appleby
Bottle rockets, board games and baking!
These are just some of the amazing things you have all been getting up to over the past few weeks. What a great variety of activities, creations and inventions. Along with maths, spelling, music practise, you've been doing exciting science experiments, creating lovely artwork, playing and inventing games and baking delicious food.
4H Book Club
It's so good to hear that you're enjoying new books;
Jacob and his sister Bella have made a reading den in the garden, he has been reading The Witches.
Dylan has been story-mapping, writing biographies and his book choice is The Last Kids on Earth.
Myles has been getting stuck into the Beast Quest series.
Nate has enjoyed reading Alice in Wonderland as his choice of classic children's book.
Let us know what you have been enjoying and send us some reviews.
(Parents/carers - Please let us know when sending photographs and videos of your child whether you would be happy for these to be uploaded to our class page as a celebration of their learning)
We're missing you - keep in touch!
Something for Parents/carers
These unusual times can throw up any number of concerns, whether they are about health, finances, jobs and general well-being for you and your family. We have put a number of sources of information on the web-site.
Look in Home>>Key Information>>Coronavirus Covid 19 for a list of web-sites that may help.
ukactiveKids and Nike have today launched Move Crew, a set of activity missions designed to help children unlock their 60 minutes of daily recommended activity.
Each Monday, a Nike athlete will announce a new weekly theme and every morning at 8am, the new Move Mission will be released. Week one’s theme is “Power of the Team” and features UK sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, Grantham Primary School (a PE Quality Mark school), PE Lead Hanna Sapeta, 12-year-old sprinter Savannah McKenzie Morgan, and Nike trainer Joelle D’Fontaine.
If you fancy a good old sing, follow this link to Out Of the Ark Music to find some old favourites we sing at school and some new tunes.
Sporting Superstars Go for Gold Challenge.
School Sports Nottingham have introduced an exciting PE@Home challenge for you all.
Each week go to the Sports Hall section of our website for the week's new challenge.
Join in with everybody, have a go at the weekly challenge, have fun and keep active.
If you want to, you can video yourself having a go, upload your effort onto twitter, and tag your tweet with the weekly hashtag.
Sounds like a fun way to stay in touch and keep active!
To see Michael Rosen reading his hilarious poem, Chocolate Cake, click on the link below.
(Get well soon, Michael)
"Everyday should have a Paul Cookson moment" – Simon Mayo
Following our recent entertaining and inspiring visit from the poet Paul Cookson, keep in touch with him and his poetry by visiting his website http://paulcooksonpoet.co.uk/
Audible has made 100s of children’s audiobooks for free! www.audible.co.uk
David Walliams is also releasing a new audio story every day!
It looks like a lot of you have been keeping busy.
Here are some photos - please send more in, it helps us feel closer.
Home Learning Pack
Here is another resource to use for ideas if you want to supplement the class home learning packs.
Apologies: The Spag.com free resources for Spelling and Grammar activities are no longer available. There are other free activities on topmarks.com and bbc.com/bitesize.
Home Learning Information
We hope you are all doing well during this tricky time. Please find the year 4 letter and weekly plan attached, we hope this is useful. Take care, The Year 4 team.
Welcome to 2C!
Autumn 1 - we have already been very busy in Year 2. We have created our own Tiger Who Came To Tea books and investigated the world around us in our "Welcome to NG5" topic.
As part of our work on letters, we have read "Dear Greenpeace" by Simon James. By sure chance, an elephant turned up in our garden and Mrs Mason has been feeding him! We've called him Edward and, in a few weeks, we're going to write a letter to find out how to look after him. He's a very messy elephant and he left a lot of nouns, proper nouns, verb and adjectives for us to find and make sentences with!
YEAR 1 2016-2017
We would like to wish all of the children a fabulous summer holiday.
We have had such a brilliant year and the children have all achieved so much. All of the photos from this year will stay on our class page for you to look at until September. Enjoy!
The children are in no doubt ready for year 2 and I cannot wait to hear of all of their progress next year with Mrs Crawford!
I am looking forward to welcoming the new 1R children in September and hearing all about their summer holidays!
Don't forget to complete your holiday postcard with some pictures and words to share with the class on our first day back.