Happy Easter!

Well done Green class for making it to the end of the Spring Term.
We have had a lovely few weeks back together; take a look at some of our photos.

I hope you all get a well deserved break but try and go through your camera words or spellings and read a book everyday. Don’t forget you also have access to the following websites and can access any materials they offer:

Phonics Bloom

Purple Mash

Numbots

Classroom Secrets Kids

After the break we will be starting our topic on space. You may want to find out some interesting facts or create a piece of artwork to share when we start the Summer term.

Our PE session will continue to be on a Tuesday morning and will be with Mrs Aguayo. Our forest school session will also continue on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

PTA-Thank you!

 

Thank you to our wonderful PTA who have organised Mother’s Day gifts for all who wanted them. They worked so hard to make sure it was safe and easy to hand out at the end of Friday.. Special thanks to Mrs Burr and Mrs Lowe for their hard work.

We hope you have a lovely weekend with your families and we are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.

 

 

 

Last Friday of Remote Learning

Hello everyone in Red class,

This is the last RE and French I am posting because next Friday, we will all be together.

Following on from Palm Sunday, what do you know about Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter. Christians remember it as the day of the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist.

The night of Maundy Thursday is the night on which Jesus was betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tg2-re-7-the-last-supper-motion-story

The name ‘Maundy‘ is derived from a latin word,

meaning a commandment. Jesus Christ, at the Last Supper, commanded:

And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.‘ John 13:34

People wore open sandals in Jesus’ time and feet would have been dirty and smelly due to the dusty roads. Would you let someone you loved deeply clean something really filthy? Why not? What would be the equivalent today? Why did Jesus wash their feet? What can we learn about serving others from Jesus’ example? What grotty jobs do we do to serve others – perhaps family members? How does it feel and why do we do it?

In England, the custom of washing feet by the Monarch was carried out until 1689. Up until then the King or Queen would wash the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday in Westminster Abbey. Food and clothing were also handed out to the poor.

In Britain today, the Queen follows a very traditional role of giving Maundy Money to a group of pensioners. The tradition of the Sovereign giving money to the poor dates from the 13th century, from the reign of Edward I.

Watch the short clip on this page which shows the Queen giving out Maundy money.

https://www.royal.uk/royal-maundy-service

Here is a sheet which you can fill in. The word ‘service’ is written down the side and you can use each letter to write a sentence about Maundy Thursday.

French – Bonjour!

Last week, you learnt to say the months of the year. This week, you will be learning to say the month your birthday is in. The lesson is from Oak Academy and I hope you enjoy following it.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-the-month-your-birthday-is-in-6nk36r?activity=video&step=2&view=1

Friday 26th February – RE and French

Hello Friday learners,

RE

Here is the introduction

https://youtu.be/JO38iL1IQTc

Watch these clips all about Palm Sunday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-39h0xYqdE

https://request.org.uk/festivals/holy-week-and-easter/palm-sunday/#

Complete this sheet

Palm Sunday

You could also make a decorated leaf or tree like they would have waved or a palm cross.

T-T-19239-Palm-Sunday-Make-A-Palm-Leaf

Palm Tree

Palm Cross

 

(Picture: Flickr)

French Friday

Today, you are going to learn the months of the year. There is a really nice lesson here on Oak Academy so watch it and learn all about them. There is a quick recap on numbers at the start too so I hope you remember them!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-the-months-cmv66c

It would be great to see if you can write the months out in French.

Happy Wednesday – keep up with the perseverance!

Good morning

We are really looking forward to seeing you all again on the 8th March. In the meantime, keep going and trying to be the best you can be!

Listen to the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqZTYXw18bs

Did you enjoy the story?  Poor old Gerald – how do you think he felt when the other animals in the jungle laughed at him? …..sad, upset, hurt, embarrassed….  Have you ever felt like this?  I know I have at times – I think everybody has at times – and it isn’t nice is it?  It can cause you to lose confidence in yourself and make you feel like you don’t want to give things a go.

And that’s where having a positive attitude is so important – as we are going to come up with problems and difficulties all through our life, so we need to learn how to handle them.  Having a positive attitude will certainly help – it certainly helped Gerald the Giraffe – as he didn’t stop believing in himself, he listened to the wise little cricket, and he persevered!  He finally showed the jungle animals that giraffes certainly can dance!

So as we go through this week, when we might be finding things difficult – we might be missing our friends, or struggling with the remote learning – try and think like Gerald, and think positive thoughts.

I have added this picture by Charlie Mackesy as it seems very appropriate at the moment.

Listen to the Growth Mindset song – I Have A Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fq1jvIy2AE&feature=emb_logo

Dear God,

We thank you that you have made us stronger than we think.

We thank you that we are able to do and achieve far more than we think,

because you have made us in your image.

Thank you that you have promised us your help and wisdom and strength,

whenever we need it.

Amen.

Monday 22nd February – Welcome back!

To our wonderful children and families,

I hope that you had a good half term break and have been able to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather!

Hopefully, we will hear the news today which will outline the return to school for all children. We are certainly looking forward to seeing each and everyone of you.

In the meantime, you are going to need to start this new half term with perseverance. This means keep going and keep trying hard with a positive attitude. What can you learn from watching this clip?

https://vimeo.com/32352442

When you start your learning again today, just remember that you can do it and all of your teachers are here to help you. Don’t forget if you are in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, there is the OWS reporter competition and your clip must be submitted by Friday. Have a look at the page again if you need to remind yourselves.

Have a listen to Bruno Mars singing about not giving up – Don’t Give Up (Sesame Street)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWp6kkz-pnQ&feature=emb_logo

Have a good day.

Dear God,
Thank you that you are with us in every circumstance or situation.
You know how different and unexpected the last few months have been.
As we look ahead to the coming weeks, help us to remember that you are with us, and you hold the future in your hands.
Amen.