Next week – Returning to school and home activities

As you are aware, following Miss Relph’s update on Thursday, the Government have confirmed that schools are reopening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 on Monday.

 

Just a specific for those from Class 4 who are returning:
Miss Relph mentioned that school uniform is not a requirement (due to the need for new clothes to be worn each day). It would great if those returning in Class 4 could wear anything suitable for P.E. each day (particularly appropriate footwear) as we won’t necessarily have a set day for P.E. and will be likely to be doing something outside every day.

 

As mentioned before half term, due to this reopening, the home activities will change slightly. The main difference will be that activities will be set weekly – as opposed to daily as previous. Next week’s home activities will be available on the class news from 08:30 on Monday.

Further School Opening – 1st June – Reception, Year 1 and Year 6

Good evening,

It has now been confirmed that schools will be opening further on Monday 1st June for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils.   Thank you so much to everyone for letting us know if your child would be returning on 1st June if we opened, as that has really helped us with our planning.

You will have seen that the school looks very different, and those children that are returning will find it rather strange – as will we!  But we will ensure that they are happy and as safe as we possibly can.

You have also received all the information on procedures, and again we would like to draw your attention to the Start and End of Day Procedures, as this is where the risk of mixing is greatest.

Children only need to bring their packed lunch (if they are not having a school packed lunch) , waterbottle (the water fountain is not in use) and coat (we will be getting children outside as much as possible, and coats make a great picnic blanket!).  They can also bring one toy for use at playtimes.  Please keep it as simple for children as possible, as they will have to carry their own belongings from the reception gate and into class 4 cloakroom on their own.

Remember that school uniform is not a requirement, but a new set of clothes each day is.  If it is PE that day then children may come to school in their PE kit and stay in it all day – keeping things simple is definitely the key!

Please note that for safety, parents are not to enter the school (sorry!), so if you do need to see any member of staff, or have any questions, please ring or email to make an appointment.

Please be patient and bear with us on Monday, please be punctual so that children can arrive in their year groups and follow the one-way system using the ‘yellow circles’ to keep everyone at 2m spacings! We will have staff out on the playground and I will be there to meet and greet at the front of the school to help and support the children.  We will all soon get used to it I am sure, but it will seem very new and different to start off with.

Keyworkers requiring Child Care – I will be emailing to provide arrival and collection procedures tomorrow…and we really appreciate as much notice as possible of any Child Care needs for these critical keyworkers – who we really appreciate everything that they are doing!

In the meantime, enjoy the fabulous weather and if you have any questions please just ask!

Class 1’s Sharing Post

Good afternoon Class 1. I hope you have all had a good day! Thank you to everyone for sending in what you have been up to. I always look forward to receiving emails from you all.

I must say a big thank you everyone for all your hard work during this time. You have been amazing! Thank you to parents for all their support, for helping the children complete their daily activities and for sending all the lovely photos and updates.

Have a lovely half-term break and stay safe!

Mrs Fox

 

 

Today’s answers and half term

Here are the answers to today’s work:

 

EBM:

 

Year 5 maths:

Here’s the answers to yesterday’s Y5 maths questions:

 

 

 

Year 6 maths:

Here’s the answers to yesterday’s Y6 maths questions:

 

Problems of the day:

 

As you may have seen in yesterday’s letter, with the school potentially reopening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 on June 1st, the work set via the website is likely to be slightly different to how it is currently. We are yet to decide the best way to keep providing activities for those not in school alongside teaching those who are, but will keep everyone informed.

 

If anyone has any questions/queries, please feel free to email (class4@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk).

 

I hope you all have a good half term break, and I’m looking forward to seeing the Year 6s when they return.

Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

Today we ‘break-up’ for May half term, and we will be halting the remote learning activities for a week so that we can all get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather that is forecast! We will also be thinking about June 1st, when we may be opening for some children.

It has been 10 weeks since we closed to most children, and we are so proud of our school community for all working together and putting children and their families safety first. The wonderful communication and involvement with the work that the teachers have been setting each day and the sharing of photographs have been a real treat, as we are all missing seeing our school team!

I am quite sure that everyone has been experiencing a mixed range of emotions, and also now, with the potential broader opening of school for some children, there could be feelings of worry and anxiety.  We always talk about feelings in school and how all feelings are valid and ok! It is ok to be happy and it is ok to be sad….and likewise it is ok to be scared and it is ok to be confident. What matters is how we manage those feelings.  Here is a short video…see if you can guess the emotions!

Today I am feeling excited as I will get to see the fabulous Brown Clee school staff team, as we  getting together, in a socially distanced manner, to ensure that we are all prepared and ready to possibly welcome more children into school on June 1st.  However I am also feeling sad, as I know that the warm, welcoming, ‘cosy’ school environment has temporarily changed in order to comply with the necessary guidance to ensure that it is as safe as possible for everybody.  But I appreciate that the safety of our community is the top most priority. Have a wonderful half term week, stay safe, and also please keep in touch with the website and emails, as we will be sharing further information to keep you informed with all that we are doing to make school a happy and safe place for children.

 

So here is a little song for you to enjoy whenever you just fancy a sing!

 

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Thank you for all the feelings we have and that each one has its place.
It’s right to be scared if we’re in danger.
It’s great to be happy when we can.
Please help us to control our bad feelings and not be overwhelmed by them.
Amen.

 

Class 4 – Daily Activities – 22.05

Good morning. Before you check out today’s activities, here are yesterday’s answers. Today’s answers will be posted this evening.

If you missed a maths video/lesson or want to revisit something, here are the previous posts.

 

As always, you don’t have to do these activities at a set time or in a set order – that’s all up to you. Also, you don’t have to be doing work all day! Feel free to send in some pictures or videos of some of the other things you have been doing at home.

 

 

Maths

Early Bird Maths

 

Year 5 maths:

Y5 maths video:

Click the link below to go to the video clip. You can pause it if you need to.

 

Y5 maths activity:

Y5 – Equivalent fractions 2019

Year 6 maths:

Y6 maths video:

Click the link below to go to the video clip. You can pause it if you need to.

 

Y6 maths activity:

Y6 – Multiply fractions by fractions

 

Extension – Problems of the Day

 

English

Daily Video

 

1.) What ere the animals and trees made from?
2.) What caused the forest fire?
3.) What caused an “oil spill” in the water?
4.) Who was this animation made for?
5.) Do you think there is a message behind this story? If you do, what do you think it is?

Handwriting

Here’s another handwriting activity. Copy up the following in your neatest handwriting:

 

The voices continued as Carl carefully pressed down on the handle. At first, he could not see anything – due to the bright light coming from inside the room. Carl’s ears swivelled as his eyes adjusted. Eventually, he could make out the back of Mr Snuffle’s chair and two drooping white ear sticking out above it. Carl could hear the voices much clearer now. Despite the length of the room, he could even make out some of what was being said.

 

“They arrived last night. We need to stop whatever they’re planning!” a hoarse, crackling voice echoed from behind chair. Carl stepped forward to see if he could make out who – or what – Mr Snuffles was talking to. As he stepped forward, his tail swept along behind him, catching the priceless vase resting on the podium behind him. Carl’s years of training meant he had incredible reflexes. He turned quickly his orange paws reaching out to grab the falling vase. The problem was however – in his desperate attempt to stop the vase falling – Carl’s hind paws had made just enough noise to alert Mr. Snuffles. The bright light was instantly extinguished and the voices ceased immediately. The large black turned, and across the vast room, Carl could see the confusion, shock – and the slightest hint of panic – across his boss’s face…

 

Computing

Today’s computing task is to create a program on Scratch. You can use the tutorials if you want.

Here’s a link to the Scratch website: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted

Daily Activities – 22.5.20

Good morning Class 2!

As you will know it is the start of half-term so you will have a break from work next week.

After half-term, some of us could be going back to school. Albeit, in a very different way and therefore remote learning for the other children will look a bit different too. As soon as I know how this will look I will let you all know.

Thank you very much for all the fantastic work and activities you have done at home during the first half of the Summer term.

Also, a big thank you to all the parents who have worked so hard helping you to do your work and for sending it to me, along with photographs. I have over 200 PowerPoint slides with all the different photographs on, that you have sent me!

Maybe we can think of the day that you can all be sat on the carpet, side by side, looking them and remembering the very strange months when we couldn’t see one another. What a happy day that will be!

For now though, I wish you a lovely half-term with your families.

Stay well, stay happy & play the days away!

 

Daily Activities 22.5.20

Maths Challenges

Friday Challenge 1

Friday Challenge 1 ANSWERS

Friday Challenge 2

Friday Challenge 2 ANSWERS

Friday Challenge 3

Friday Challenge 3 ANSWERS

Friday Challenge 4

Friday Challenge 4 ANSWERS

RSHE – Be thankful and grateful

Bubbles of Gratitude – Click below

Bubbles-of-gratitude

 

Forest School – It’s a Small World (See Daily Activity Plan)

PE

Andy’s Wild Workout   –   https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmnbv/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-4-beaches

PE Athletics

Music – Sun, Sea & Song: Suki Over the Ocean

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks1-sun-sea-song-4-suki-over-the-ocean/zdvdkmn

Story Time – The Golden Crab

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks1-sun-sea-song-4-suki-over-the-ocean/zdvdkmn

Titanic Puppets

 

Yesterday’s Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

 

EBM:

 

Year 5 maths:

Here’s the answers to yesterday’s Y5 maths questions:

 

Year 6 maths:

Here’s the answers to yesterday’s Y6 maths questions:

 

Problems of the day:

 

Writing:

Remember, you could have some answers which are slightly different – as some words can be used in more than one way. If you’re not sure of any, please ask.

 

Daily Activities 22nd May

Good morning Class 1. Today is the last day before half term break. There will be no remote activities throughout half term. After half term, the format of the remote learning activities will be changing as I will be in school. Miss Relph will be sending out further information on what will possibly be happening after the 1st June. Please keep an eye out on the website or check your emails during half term.

Take care and have a lovely half term break!

Mrs Fox

Daily Activities 22.5.20

Forest school: Make a nature collage- Nature offers some of the best art supplies around. Collect as many resources as you can find and use them to create a beautiful collage.

 

Year 1- Keep practising your spellings. Take a test, if you get them all correct let me know and I will move you onto the next level.

Reception- I have been looking at Spelling Shed to see who has been on there and I am pleased to say that most of you have been on within the last week. Well done! If you have not been on this week, now is the time to go on and practise the sounds we have been learning this week.

Maths:

Reception: odds and evens number sort-  T-N-1093-Odd-and-Even-Number-Sorting-Activity_ver_1

Year 1’s- Karate cat maths- Practise addition and subtraction- start on bronze level. https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats-2?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzf4sscw

Music- make your own musical instrument : t2-t-10000420-make-a-musical-instrument-activity

 

Out and about in Shropshire

Challenge 3: To travel from Market Drayton, one of the most northerly Shropshire towns, to Ludlow, one of the most southerly.

This challenge was suggested by Meryn. What a fantastic idea! We have 50 miles to cover altogether.

Yesterday we logged another 14 miles, so now we only have another 7 miles to go!

Friday 22nd May – Daily Plan – (p1of3)

Hi Class 3,

Well done for all the super activities that you have done over the week. Here is today’s planning for you. Don’t forget, you don’t have to do these activities at a set time or in a set order – that’s all up to you. You could even do the time capsule activity and finishing off next week during the half term if you prefer. Also, you don’t have to be doing work all day. Spend time doing other activities that you enjoy doing too.

It’s great to receive pictures or videos of some of the other things you have been doing at home as well as school activities. I love sharing what you’ve been up to on the Class page of our website!

Have a great half term break. I look forward to catching up with you again soon!

Sharing page – 21.5.20

Good evening Class 2, I hope you’ve enjoyed another day of sunshine.

Have a look what William, Isabelle and Mary have been doing.

Willaim H ice exp

William has also sent us a really interesting newspaper article about the Titanic. Explorers are set to cut into the ship and remove a piece of it. Their target is the wireless telegraph that you were learning about yesterday.

Click below to have a read.

https://apple.news/AeLUDutl9S22ZTFaS-urLUQ

Class 1’s Sharing Post

Good afternoon Class 1! Here is today’s sharing post.

New School Organisation and Structure for possible opening on 1st June

Good afternoon and we hope everyone is enjoying the sunny weather!

We are working hard behind the scenes to prepare for a possible opening of the school for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children on the 1st June.  This involves a lot of changes and organisation, and we really appreciate your understanding, and openness with letting us know if you are planning to send your children back to school if we are told to open.  This has really helped us with our planning, so thank you!

This letter provides some information on the classroom organisation and structure, as well as staffing planning and days/timings if we open:

Letter to parents Class Organisation Staffing Structure

We will also be posting further information to be more detailed about the Start and End of Day procedures to minimise contact between groups and maximise safety.

If you have any questions please do email me: head@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk

These are unprecedented times, and I’d just like to reassure you that we are doing all we possibly can to prioritise everyone’s safety and well-being.

Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

We are approaching our May half-term break and at the end of the month, on Sunday 31st May the Church celebrates the festival of Pentecost that celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his ascension.  This day is also called Whit Sunday – and is often referred to as the birthday of the Christian Church.

The Bible describes the Holy Spirit in different ways. It speaks about the Spirit being strong like the wind, but gentle like a dove and as bright, warming and powerful as fire.

What would it have felt like to have been with the disciples in that room on that special day of Pentecost? It would have been amazing!

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
We thank you for sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Thank you that you keep your promises and can turn sadness to joy.
Amen.

Daily Activities – 21.5.20

Good morning Class 2! We have another sunny afternoon ahead of us.

I hope you all have a lovely day.

Daily Activities 21.5.20

Year 1 Phonics

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/spelling_games.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/literacy.html#9

Yes/No Questions – Click below

Phonics Yes No Questions

Year 2 Phonics – Adding the suffix ‘ly’

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zqghtyc

Complete the sentences sheet – Click below

ly words Complete sentences

Year 1 Maths – Week 5 Lesson 4: Introduce weight and mass

Year 1 Work slides

Year 1 Wk5 Lesson-4 weight and mass

Year 1 Wk5 Lesson-4 weight and mass ANSWERS

Year 2 Maths – Week 5 Lesson : The 5 Times-table

 

Year 2 Work slides

Year 2 Wk5 Lesson-4 5 times-table

Year 2 Wk5 Lesson-4 5 times-table ANSWERS

English – Read All About It!

The-Titanic-Newspaper

RE – Special Places (PowerPoint and Activity: Click below)

Special Places

 

Quiz Time!

https://www.challengethebrain.com/questions-and-answers-family-quiz.htm

Picture film quiz

Picture film quiz ANSWERS

Story Time – The Book of Hopes

 

Art – Shadow Drawing (See Daily Activities plan)

 

Class 4 – Daily Activities – 21.05

Good morning. Before you check out today’s activities, here are yesterday’s answers.

If you missed a maths video/lesson or want to revisit something, here are the previous posts.

 

As always, you don’t have to do these activities at a set time or in a set order – that’s all up to you. Also, you don’t have to be doing work all day! Feel free to send in some pictures or videos of some of the other things you have been doing at home.

 

 

Maths

Early Bird Maths

 

Year 5 maths:

Y5 maths video:

Click the link below to go to the video clip. You can pause it if you need to.

 

Y5 maths activity:

Y5 – Area of rectangles

 

Year 6 maths:

Y6 maths video:

Click the link below to go to the video clip. You can pause it if you need to.

 

 

Y6 maths activity:

 

Y6 – Multiply fractions by integers 2019

 

Extension – Problems of the Day

 

English

Writing

Here’s another colouring activity. This time you need colour each word based on which word class it could fit in. Some words could fit into more than one class (so you can choose which one) – e.g. Quarrel can be a verb (He is going to quarrel with me) or it can be used as a noun (He and I just had a quarrel).

PDF version word classes

 

Here’s a reminder of each word class:

Nouns are words which are used to identify “things”. Things can be people, places, objects, animals, ideas, feelings.
e.g. The dog from London had hurt its tail when it tried to squeeze through the gap in the fence.

Verbs are words which are used to describe an action, state or occurrence. We usually think of verbs as being actions.
e.g. Several of the chickens had escaped because the boy unfortunately left the gate open.

Be careful though as some words which are sometimes verbs can be used as a noun: e.g. He is going for a run – here, run is being used as noun.
e.g. He is going to run to school – here, (is going to) run is being used as a verb.

Adjectives are words which are used to add extra detail about a noun.
e.g. The blue and white cat jumped over the massive pond.

Adverbs are words which add extra detail about verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.
e.g. The really annoying chameleon walked incredibly slowly towards the fly.

Pronouns are words which replace a noun (you don’t necessarily know what noun the pronoun is replacing unless you have more information).
e.g. He loved playing volleyball whilst she hated it.

Determiners are words which determine which or what noun is being referred to.
e.g. The old man had three dogs, several grey mice, an elephant and this flamingo.

Prepositions are words which describe where something is in relation to something else.
e.g. The cat was hidden inside the bin. She arrived after dinner.

Conjunctions are words which connect ideas or words together.
e.g. Whilst I am swimming, my sister goes to football and tennis.

 

Daily Video

 

1.) How would you describe the dog?
2.) How would you describe the shepherd?
3.) What does the shepherd do with the sheep’s wool?
4.) Where does the dog wake up every morning?
5.) When the shepherd is no longer able to sheer the sheep, what happens?
6.) What does the dog try first?
7.) What does the dog work out?
8.) What happens after the dog is able to turn the wool into clouds?

 

History

During the Tudor period, families/houses would have a “coat of arms”. This was often displayed on banners and shields when they went into battle. Here’s are slide from a PowerPoint explaining some of this:

Tudor Knights and Coats of Arms

 

Your task today is to design and draw your own coat of arms. Before you start, here’s some information on Heraldry (the design of coats of arms) including the meanings of some colours, symbols and animals used.

The Language of Heraldry

 

Here’s some templates you could use as a basis for your coat of arms. You don’t have o use these: if you wish, you could draw it all own your own.