School Closure Summer Term 2019/20
This is Week 14 (A reminder that the worksheets will say Week 13 - because we didn't set work over half term).
We are planning to have all the children back in school for the start of the new academic year in September 2020. All children should now know who their class teacher is for the start of the new academic year. If you have not recieved the email, please call the school.
Commences Monday 6th July 2020.
The Yr6 pupils that are at home need to continue with the work set on the website. The work needs to be completed please. When it's possible, work being done in school will be available on the website - see 'Additional things ' on the right-hand side of this web page at the bottom of the column.
A reminder that we will no longer be able to print work unless an adult calls the school before 7.30am on Monday and then comes in to collect it. A member of staff comes in early to do the printing that has been requested.
Guillemont Parent and Carers Certificates available for you to use - see 'Summer Term Additional Things'.
Mrs Waldron (SENCo) has a sheet that some might find helpful if your child(ren) finds organisation a problem. Click here. Its call 'Now Next'. Mrs Waldron has also produced a social story for children that are anxious about returning to school. Click here for a copy.
Mrs Helen Smith (ELSA) will be available by phone between 9am and 12pm every week day. Her priority will be for contact with the children she usually works with. If parents or carers require help, please contact Mrs Smith between 1pm and 3pm. The number to call is 07563384044. Please be patient and please only call at the appropriate time. With more than 100 children now in school, she will continue to be available but will also be calling children at school that need additional emotional support.
The school office is open for calls between 8am and 4.00pm. Please call 01252 666846. You can also leave a message or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have set work to ensure there is enough for everyone to do. There is an expectation that children attempt the work. It has been pitched at an approriate level. If you child is having difficulty, please call the school and ask for a message to be given to your child's class teacher. Most teachers are now back in school and so will have less time to call children at home.
If you need timetable to help organise the day, we suggest you use the one published previously. For a copy, click here.
Link to BBC Bitesize website. It is useful, but teachers would like children to prioritise the work they have set.
Links to previous set work:
Week 1 Spring Term 2019/20 click here.
Week 2 Easter holiday work click here.
Week 3 work click here.
Week 4 work click here.
Week 5 work click here.
Week 6 work click here.
Week 7 work click here.
Week 8 work click here.
Week 9 work click here.
Week 10 work click here.
Week 11 work click here.
Week 12 work click here.
Week 13 work click here.
Summer Term Work Additional Things:
Foundation Subject work:
Art: Ms Dorset thinks this would be a really good activity for you to do... its called 'Maria and all the grannies of the world plan'. Click here.
Computing: Miss Thomas has set you something exciting to do... it's about machine learning... Artifical Learning or AI for short. Click here.
ELSA: A social story about Covid -19 from Mrs Smith if you are feeling nervous about about the virus. Get an adult to read the story with you.Click here.
Library: Click here for this week's copy of First News. Front page article about a 'Green Recovery' programme linked to Covid-19. Page 3 has an article about AI. This links to the work Miss Thomas has set this week. Lock-down rule change this week... page 5 asks "What are the rule?". Page 8 "Hungry for Change" is also worth a read.
Music: Mrs Gray has got you something different to do. Play along to the patterns in I'm still standing with just a plastic cup and exploring natural sounds and making a sound maker.The website also has lots of activities from previous weeks if you want to do even more music! Click here. This is a You Tube clip and sometimes an advert pops up on the screen. Be careful not to download anything. Just click in the 'X' to close it.
Physical Activity: Mr Barry has a wellbeing theme this week 'Being Positive'. Make sure you share Mr B's favourite yoga pose... being a tree. Click here for details.
Science: Mr Phillips has some more home experiments for you to try: make a fire extiniguisher, bend water, make a sky in a glass and make a metal ball. You will need a parent/carer to help you and supervise the fire extinguisher and metal ball experiment .Click here.
Story time for Yr5. Miss Dorset will be reading the Yr5 class book - The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Click the chapter number to see and hear Miss Dorset read the story to you. A new chapter will be added next week.
Other things to check:
Please try to complete the SCARF work set last week if you haven't finished yet.Miss Lloyd has set you work on relationships that you would be doing in school this term. III) Love Is Love is suitable for younger children and Class EW. IV) Different Families is suitable for Yr3 and Yr4 children. V) In A Heartbeat should be attempted by children in Yr5 and Yr6.. Love Has No Labels is suitable for all junior school children. Click here for the Home Learning Pack.
Every Friday we held an assembly to present certificates. We have modified the template so you [parents and carers] can use it if you wish. Click here for a copy. You can write whatever you wish, hopefully to motivate your child(ren).
With most teacher now back at school, calling home will be more difficult. However, we will try to maintain contact - a different member of staff may try to call home. The school will endeavour to set MyMaths, Bug Club and Purple Mash work but again this depends on workload. This may be set by a teacher for a year group. Please encourage children to use the 'Class Blog' on Purple Mash as these will be checked by class teachers when they can. It is likely that the Yr6 blogs will not be checked every week.
The teachers would appreciate you encouraging children to read for 10 minutes every day. It would be good if some one could read to them as well. Research shows that a male role model has a very positive effect! Additionally, children need to practice the times tables 1s to 12s. The Government expects all children to be able to recall multiplication facts up to 12 x12 by the end of Yr4. Children in Yr3 should know their 1s, 2s, 5s,10s, 4s, 8s and 3s by the end of the school year. The recommended sequence to learn times tables is: 2s, 5s, 10s, 4s, 8s, 3s, 6s, 9s, 7s, 11s and 12s. Remember that 1 x anything is itself and 0 x anything is always 0.
Mr Cooper suggests that that children work as independently as they can on a daily 'I See Maths' video (they know this scheme from school) before you start the set work on the left with them. Click here to get to the' I See Maths' website and then select the Y3 & Y4 or the Y5 & Y6 video for the day.
Class EW: Mrs Waldron and Miss Palmer would like the children to practice their language and vocabulary skills. Click here for the 'Speed Link' website. Click here for 'Thinking Talking' website.
Yr6 additional work this week - to be done when the core Englsih and mathematics tasks have been completed.
There is a long mathematics investion that takes several weeks. Its in a 20+ page booklet. We can print a copy if you are at home and have not been into school at all. Just call the call to make arrangements to collect it. Click here for the booklet.
Another mathematics investigation for you to try. It will require you to use all the skills and knowledge you have learned so far! Mystery of 'The Putrid Pumpkin Poisoner'. Click here.