Welcome to Voyager Class!
It has been wonderful to welcome our new Year 5 pupils alongside Sir Elton and Big Eye Bob (pictured above.) We are really looking forward to an exciting year together...
Our lovely Voyagers receive many visitors during their school day. In the morning learning for Year 5 takes place alongside some Year 4 children while the Year 6s are taught by Miss Burn in a separate room. In the afternoon Years 5 and 6 learn together. The atmosphere in both rooms is friendly and focussed, we help one another on our learning journey and do our very best to adopt a positive attitude, believing that mistakes help us learn.
Please find the attached class letter and timetable which outline our routines and expectations. We believe strongly in partnership between home and school because children are happier and learn best in this way, so please do get in touch if anything is unclear, or if any issues arise - we will always do our best to help.
With warmest wishes,
Sophie Kerr, Julia Burn, Jane Kearvell, Lyn Bostock and Rachel Deegan
While children are at home, Computing is one subject they can be working on - all you need is an electronic device and an internet connection. In school, the children would all have been studying computer programming this term, using the attached lesson plans, which are easy to follow if you are not a specialist. Take your pick of whichever unit/s suit your child, and give it a go! Y1/2 were going to use Daisy the Dinosaur, which is a free app available for Apple devices or Android. Everyone else was going to work on Scratch programming. Scratch is an online programming environment here https://scratch.mit.edu, which should work on any device, or alternatively you can download Pyonkee, a free app which is a copy of Scratch for the iPad.
Just to say...if you would like to have a go at the new ReadingEggspress activities that I have set up today then feel free! These pieces of work are optional -as it is the Easter Holidays- I just know that some of you would enjoy the eggstra challenge! Oh and well done to Arwyn and Stella who have read lots of books from the Reading eggs library!
Miss Burn x
Calling All Designers!!
To get their creativity flowing, national broadcaster ITV has announced its new initiative: ITV Kids Create.
It is encouraging kids across the UK to be creative while at home and submit their artwork for a chance to have it featured on ITV’s idents (the ITV logos broadcast before and after ad breaks).
How can my kids get involved?
ITV said in a statement: “We are making a very special ITV logo featuring artwork created by kids at home across the nation.
"So, for a chance to be part of it, draw, paint or sketch us your best picture. Then ask your parent or guardian to post a photo of your artwork using #ITVKidsCreate and @ITV to Twitter or Instagram.”
You can download the ITV template from itv.com/itv-kids-create, and start colouring in. Drawings must be on an A4 size piece of paper and the submission must be a photograph of this drawing.
To submit a picture via social media, simply visit ITV’s Instagram or Twitter page and tag @ITV and use the hashtag #ITVKidsCreate. If ITV like the image, a member of the team will contact you by direct message on these platforms.
As many pictures as possible will be used, with on-screen credit for each submission broadcast and they will be on ITV this month.
Submissions open today, Monday April 6 and close on Sunday April 19 at midnight.
Why not have a go? Good luck if you do! Miss Burn x
Take a moment...
I found this on my fave, Pinterest. I think it is beautiful, with so much scope for those of you who like to sit quietly and think, draw, write, create, use your imagination.... I’d love to see anything you do, so send it to me and I’ll post it for us all to admire. I might have a go myself...
Miss Kerr xx
Have a ‘Lego’ at these....
Well done to OS and JR for their AMAZING Lego creations...
These pictures speak for themselves - you can use Lego to make maps, secret codes or even a marble run! Why not have a go at one, or go crazy and try all three?! You can do any one of them inside or outside, on your own or with the famalam. Send pics of anything you do to my email and I’ll post them on our website. I wish I had some Lego here at home, I’d love to have a go - good luck!
Miss Kerr xx