To celebrate Chinese New Year, Year 6 enjoyed a painting session with Chinese teachers from the University of Nottingham Confucius Institute. The results were impressive.
As part of our geography topic Extreme Earth the children’s homework was to create something to show extreme weather conditions.The responses were diverse and interesting.
During our sustainability week we had an exciting visit from Severn Trent Water to educate us on water conservation. The children had the opportunity to dress up as characters through the ages and find out how water was eventually made safe to drink. They also found out how Severn Trent treat the water to make it safe to drink using similar methods that were used hundreds of years ago.
During our WWII topic, 6B have been learning about the different types of shelters that were used to protect people during the bombings. Children created Anderson shelters based on the information they found out and used recycled materials to create these.
National Holocaust Centre Visit - 5.10.21
We enjoyed our visit to The National Holocaust Centre in Newark where we learnt all about life as a Jew in 1930s Berlin, Germany. We were lucky enough to hear a first-hand account of what it was like to be evacuated from Germany to the UK on the Kindertransport. We enjoyed going around the exhibit called ‘The Journey’ where we followed the experiences of a young Jewish boy called Leo. We were able to visit a 1930s German house, school and street featuring shops. We ended our visit placing a stone on a pile created to remember each of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Welcome to Year 6 it's great to have everyone back in school. We have an exciting year planned starting off with a trip to the National Holocaust Museum in Newark as part of our World War II topic. Our class novel this term is Emma Carroll's 'Letters from the Lighthouse'. Other topics we will be studying this term will include Evolution in Science, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Garage Band in music, Beliefs in Action in RE, Being Me in PSHE, designing and making our own Anderson shelters in DT and continuing with our Spanish. We will use this page to share photos of our time in year 6 - so please check the page regularly.
CLASS LETTERS - 6B - 2021 - 2022
5G 2020 - 2021
Welcome back to school!
The children have been fantastic this term, it has been so nice to get back to some form of normality and have the children all in class again. Their resilience has been astounding and they have well and truly got themselves stuck in since returning. Thank you for all of your hard work, whether that has been in school or while remotely learning.
We have been very busy and covered so much already, it's hard to believe that we are a third the way through the school year already. Please have a look below for a few of the things that we have been up to in school.
4H 2109 - 2020
As it has been such an unusual Spring and Summer term in year 4, we have got together a few activities that might be useful for the coming summer weeks, just to keep skills fresh in preparation for Year 5.
It might also be useful to dip into some of the online resources we have been using on the home learning planning;
The Library Summer Reading Challenge - http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/sof
(A book review, character description from each book read in the challenge would be helpful)
Mathsframe - User name - Haydn Login - Haydn1
Hit the Button
The following both have comprehensive Maths lessons & resources;
We hope you have a lovely summer break and return to school on Thursday 3rd September refreshed and raring to go!
Week 18 Home Learning
The last week !! Here is the home learning for the last week of the Summer term. We have also added some ideas and links for great reading activities. We wish you all a wonderful and safe holidays, it has been a pleasure working with you this year.
Summer Reading Activities
Here are some great reading links, activities and challenges for you to participate in over the summer holidays. We all love to lose ourselves in a great book, see if you can find a new author whose books you haven’t read yet, learn a new skill from a non-fiction text or challenge yourself to read a series of books.
Nottingham City libraries Summer Reading Challenge
Running from 11th July to the 12th September
Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can and for every 6 books they read and review, they can enter a draw to win some fantastic prizes.
Books For Topics
This is a bingo card with some great reading challenges to have a go at. Fill in the Bingo card and bring it back to school to share with your teacher. You can earn Golden Tickets and certificates for completing the challenge.
Bookworms was set up to help make books more affordable for children all over the UK. Originating in Derbyshire, the first ‘Bookworm’ had to turn down events due to the diary being full of events or the events being too far away. They've launched a new look website to make it easier to find great value new and used books. There is also a guide to reading with and involving children in reading.
Off School does Summer School!
Off School is delighted to announce that they are providing a remote/online Summer School package for parents over the holiday period. Each week Summer School will base work on one of four fantastic authors and the stories they have created! Led by highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers, Summer School will deliver high quality activities focused around literacy, wider curriculum topics and return to school support.
Week 17 Home Learning
Another great week in school with the new Year 4 Bubbles. We had great fun making our peg minibeasts, playing (in the rain) and seeing our friends. We hope you all had a great week at home and look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Happy Birthday today to Khushi!
Hope you have a lovely day.
Home Learning Week 16
We have had a lovely week in school with the first Bubbles from Year 4, it was great to see friends, catch up and have fun in lessons. We hope all is well at home, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming back the next groups. This weeks planning includes activities linked to Arts Week which has been based around minibeasts. We hope you have a great week, and look forward to sharing your work and pictures.
Week 15 Home Learning
We hope you have been enjoying the sunshine this week, what a change from last week !! This will be the last week of Wind in the Willows we hope you have enjoyed the characters and their adventures.
We are really looking forward to seeing you back in school over the coming weeks we have missed you. Lessons in school will remain in line with those on the class pages to keep the consistency. Have a lovely week and we will see you soon.
Here is Week 14!
We do hope you are managing to dodge the thunder storms - very dramatic!
This week starts a new topic on Windrush - this will continue for the next four weeks. Please do send us any work you complete especially if you have any family stories which link to this learning. We love hearing from you.
It is Week 13 of the Home Learning Programme and it goes without saying that we are missing you all very much. We are seeing some of you in school and hearing news from others by e mail and the Seesaw app. Please do get in touch if you haven't yet. We are trying to get to speak to you all as much as we can but if you do want to get in touch, please do in whatever way is best for you.
This week, we have put a Citizenship activity for you around the Black Lives Matter movement. If you have discussions, ideas and do research of your own, please share it with us.
Have a good week. Take care.
The Year 4 team x
We hope you have had a good week. It may not feel like it, but this is the first week of the Summer 2 half term. We are all wondering where the sun has gone but hopefully it won't spoil your chances of getting some fresh air, exercise and a chance to see more friends and family whilst distancing.
Please continue to send in messages, photos, pictures and examples of your work. If you haven't done this yet, either by e mail or posting on Seesaw, then have a go this week.
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.