Thursday 4th June
Well done to those of you who have completed the home learning challenges. It has been great to see all of your hard work.
Today I decided to make a repeating pattern with my salad. I made a spiral shape just like the snails shell from the story. Maybe you could try making a repeating pattern with some Lego blocks or you could cut up some different fruit. I look forward to seeing your patterns.
Tuesday 2nd June
Good morning everyone. Well done to those of you that have started completing some of the challenges. Today I decided that I would make a bug hotel to attract more insects to my garden. I used a plastic bottle, some cardboard and some twigs. Here are the instructions for you to have a go. I look forward to seeing your bug hotels. Remember you can upload photographs on Purple Mash or email them to Mrs Mount.firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Ask an adult to cut the top off a plastic bottle. Cut out a piece of corrugated card about the length of the bottle.
2. Roll the corrugated cardboard up and place into the bottle. You could decorate the bottle.
3. Fill the hole in the middle with small twigs for the insects to crawl on. Place the bottle in a dry, sheltered spot.
Monday 1st June
Good morning! We hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine. This week we are going to be reading the book, 'The Snail and the Whale,' by Julia Donaldson. If you do not have a copy of the book there is a link to the story on the Literacy page.
We have set you some challenges to complete during the week. Have a look at the challenges on our home learning page and decide which ones you would like to do. You might like to do all of them! I have been out in the garden today to look for some snails. I also saw lots of bees buzzing around the flowers! I collected some stones and made a spiral shell for a snail. Bramble the goat enjoyed helping me!
We look forward to seeing your home learning. You can upload pictures to Purple Mash or email them to
Mrs Mount at email@example.com
Have a great day!
Please read the attached letter for more information on learning for this term.
School Closure Home Learning
As our school is now closed to most pupils due to the Coronavirus, we will be using Purple Mash as a platform for setting learning tasks for the children. They will have tasks to complete through their 'To Do' tab, which they can then submit for us to mark/comment on. Purple mash logins can be found on a child's reading record book. Given out on Friday 20th March - packs are available from the school office with relevant information if your child was absent.
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/whitfield-ct16
Use our Home Learning section on our class page for lots of activities to do. Access free reading e-books for children to read, using our page, Phonics and Reading under the Home Learning section. Access to free daily phonics lessons from Monday 27th April. Free access to daily Maths lessons.
Please also encourage your child to continue reading a variety of texts as well as giving them practical activities to complete to enhance their maths and language skills. These could include following a recipe to bake biscuits, reading different clocks around your home and keeping a journal of their extended break.
Please look at the web links in the Home Learning section above for further learning activities.
If you are trying to find something more physically active for your child to carry out at home we have included a link to Cosmic Kids Yoga (on YouTube). We use this in school and children are familiar with the format.
We hope that we will be able to resume normal teaching again in the near future but in the meantime, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy Easter.
Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Your child may well be using the internet more than normal during this time of school closure so it is important that they remain safe. Please take the time to follow the link below to complete the activities from 'thinkuknow' in order to reinforce online safety.
Renaissance Free Online Reading Books
School may be closed but reading doesn't have to stop. Renaissance our Accelerated Reader provider is providing free access to 1000's of digital books through 'MyOn' their online reading platform. The link can be found below and can be accessed through tablets, computers and smart phones.
Keep up the great reading and have fun!
The class teachers are Mrs Mount, Miss Plumbe and Mrs Tingey. The teaching assistants are Mrs Hazelden, Miss Casey and Mrs Lyster. Helpers in class are Miss Smitherman, Jodie, Paula and Avron.