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Remote Learning Celebration Wall

During the school closure this page will celebrate the achievements and efforts of children as they carry on their learning either at home or at school.  We understand that Remote Learning is different to the type of learning the school usually provides, but it still provides great opportunities for families to learn together in a fun and supportive way.  The key tips for effective Home Learning are:

  • make sure your child logs into the daily live lesson with the teacher - this will help them understand the task and improve their motivation to complete the daily tasks.
  • parents to keep a close eye on how children are using the laptop or device to ensure children are using the internet safely at all times.
  • to keep a set routine so each day has a clear structure for what will be achieved
  • incorporate exercise and activity into each day as this is vital not just for children's physical health but also their mental health
  • use a variety of sources to stimulate learning and interest.  Teachers are providing links and ideas for online learning. 
  • If you have difficulties accessing the remote learning please contact the school.

Friday 5th of March 2021

Reception

Golden Leaf Awarded to everyone in Ash Class.

Reception have enjoyed celebrating World Book Day today! Everyone looked amazing. Well done Reception.​

Year 1

Miss Major is so amazed by the efforts that have gone into World Book Day. Miss Major says ‘‘Thank you to all the parents and children who have created such unique costumes and supported a fantastic virtual parade! I would like to nominate every child in Beech class this week, you were all so proud and confident when you shared your costumes and vocabulary. Every single one of you knew what your word meant and how to use it in context. Well done Beech Class! What a fantastic way to end online learning.’’

 

Please click on the link below to look at Beech Class Seesaw blog where you can see videos and photos of each child in their wonderful, inventive costumes. Well done Beech Class!

 

https://blog.seesaw.me/beechmajor

 

 

Year 2

Ms Fisher is so proud of Chestnut class. Ms Fisher says, "Well done for making World Book Day so rich and fabulous. I enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up as their word. I would like to nominate the following children for going the extra mile with their costumes: Blossom, Alyne, Elyssa, Nicole, Aya, Leah and Imran. I would also like to nominate Mohammed and Elyssa for their fantastic vocabulary work. Last but not least, I would like to nominate all the parents for supporting their wonderful children too."

Year 3

Miss Deverson this week would like to nominate everyone in Cherry class. Miss Deverson says, “I am so impressed with the way everyone in Cherry class has participated in the home learning tasks while being at home. Everyone has participated and tried their very best. I was so impressed today with everyone’s enthusiasm for the World Book Day activities today! I loved all of the creative ways that the children came up with to make their costumes at home. Thank you to all of the parents and carers supporting at home as well! I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday." 

 

Year 4

"Well done Hawthorn Class! I would like to nominate the whole class for the celebration wall this week. Today it was so was fantastic to learn about all your words you have learnt about and you have all created some fantastic costumes. You could all explain what the words meant and use them in a sentence accurately. I know you will carry these words with you for the rest of your lives." - Miss Widdowson.

 

Year 5

Ms Wilkins says: "I would like to thank my whole class for working extremely hard over the lockdown and for the resilience they have displayed throughout.  Thank you for being resourceful and friendly. Thank you to all the parents and carers for their support . I look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Manday!"

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Harvey says: "I want to celebrate Kabel because he has attended all of his lessons and taken part accordingly. He has worked very hard at home and has made sure all of his assignments are completed to the best of his ability. He also thought very carefully about costume for World Book Day and gave a great explanation of what his word 'dulcet' meant. Great job, Kabel! "

Year 6 Sequoia

This week's winner for the Golden Leaf is Abubakar! I loved his World Book Day costume and he has consistently worked brilliantly during lockdown, completing excellent home learning and actively participating in live online lesson. You're a star! 🤓✨🌈

 

Friday 26th of February 2021

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Maya, Tabitha, Adam, Lamees, Nermin and Anaya for really amazing Miss Nanavati with all of your progress.

 This week ash class were learning about symmetry. ​

 

 

Year 1 

This week I would like to congratulate Anya on her hard work and participation during live lessons, she is always giving examples, ideas and problem solving as we work through our sessions. Anya has shown perseverance as she approaches new concepts in Maths too.

Well done Anya.

Year 2

Ms Fisher says: "This week in Chestnut Class, Timothy has shown great perseverance and resilience during our remote learning time. He attends the live lessons with enthusiasm and will eagerly offer his thoughts or ask questions. Thank you for all your contributions in our Live Lessons Timothy.”

 

Year 3

This week Miss Deverson has chosen Pan. For Art, we have been learning about Christopher Wren. The children learnt how Christopher Wren was an architect. The challenge was to design and build a building. This is Pan’s building that he designed and created. Pan has been working very hard and trying his very best to complete his work. Miss Deverson is very proud of him!

 

 

Year 4

Yahya each and every single day you greet me with a hello and always ask me how I am. You do the same with your peers and anyone who comes in the call. You are the epitome of politeness and a model student in your manners and behaviours. You are helpful and supportive of your peers during the live sessions and also in the message thread for the different tasks. Keep up this fantastic helpful and polite attitude. - Miss Widdowson 

 

Year 5

Ms Wilkins says: "I would like to praise Adam for his active participation in history this week by being curious and asking questions about the inventions from the Victorian era and for recognising many advantages and disadvantages of the 19th Century Industrial Revolution."

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Harvey says: "I want to celebrate Maryam because of her resilience. Despite technical challenges this week, she still persevered and ensured all of her learning was submitted and she attended her lessons on time. She has shown that she understands the need for attending all lessons so that she can build on being a better version of herself every day. This positive attitude towards learning is a great start for her preparation for secondary school. Keep it up, Maryam!​

 

Year 6 Sequoia

This week, I'm nominating Ryan for the amazing work he completed over the half term break. Cooking, Anderson Shelter model making and stone painting were just some of the activities he got up to. His hard work and creativity are out of this world! What an amazing student! - Mr Webb

 

 

Thursday 11th February 2021

Reception

Golden Leaf Awarded to Minnie and Elijah For being such  good listeners and for contributing so much in live lessons recently.​

   

Year 1

This week I would like to celebrate the hard work from Faisal. You always take part in our lessons but sometimes you can become a little shy when on camera, this week you overcame this and spoke in our live sessions. Well done for being so brave! Keep up the commitment to your learning.

Year 2

Ms Fisher says: "This week in Chestnut Class, Natasha has read well in her Guided Reading Live lesson. She is able to read more words automatically and with greater fluency. Natasha has also been more confident in reading to the class during her English and Science Live lessons too. Keep it up Natasha.

 

Year 3

Miss Deverson says,  "I have chosen Yuto and Amelia this week. Yuto and Amelia have completed all of their home learning since the start of term to a high standard. Both children are on time to Google meets and they submit their work each day. Yuto and Amelia respond to feedback when it is given to them. I am so impressed with both children for their tremendous effort so far this term. Keep up the amazing work!"

 

Year 4

This week I would like to nominate Rania 

Rania  everyday you arrive with a smile on your face and a "can do" attitude. You take part fully in every lesson. You share your ideas with the class and produce high quality pieces of work each day. Your work is always handed in on time and you go the extra mile with your content and presentation. Keep this up! I am so proud of you.

Miss Widdowson

 

Year 5

Ms Wilkins says: "I would like to celebrate the commitment and hard work of Sara in Year 5 this week. She regularly completes all her work and sends attachments of the work she produces on paper to me too. These are just some of the examples:

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Harvey says: "I want to celebrate Norah because she has been consistently attending her lessons and engaging very well in all subjects, giving excellent contributions and absorbing ideas from lesson discussions. Her resilience is admirable and despite the current circumstances, she puts in all of her effort and ensures she keeps up with all of her studies. I was particularly impressed by how you tried your best to use capital letters accurately and colons to introduce ideas. Norah, this attitude is putting you in great stead for secondary school, which is approaching in September. Keep it up!"
Norah's Letter (based on the book 'Goodnight, Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian)

L.O. To write an informal letter

39 Oak Tree

Town Of House

Little Wierwold

Norfolk

SW5 4SO

United Kingdom

8th February 1939

 

Hi Mum,

How are things? I couldn’t wait to till you all about this amazing place. I got to play with a dog named Sammy (don’t worry he dose not bit) and his incredible. I am living with this man named Mr Tom he lives next to the cherch (he takes me there) we sit and read out.

Mum, seriously, Mr Tom is awesome. You have no idea what he did for me on my birthday: a surprise party. Guess what! I made friends and they came to the party. There names are Zach his jiwesh we all was play together and there was the twins: Carrie and Ginnie. They copy each other and don’t worry Mum. I met them in town when I had time with Mr Tom.

I have also good news: I learnt how to read and write, yay! But I am in a different class than Zach I go to the same school, but I am in a ‘baby class’. Mr Tom said to keep going so I can get there.

Okay, I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Love from

Willie

 

Year 6 Sequoia

This week I would like to nominate Alishbah for her presentation on Odette Sansom, an inspirational British spy during World War II. Alishbah has hugely improved her online home learning and is attending online session regularly and is contributing positively. I am so proud of her progress.

Mr Webb

 

 

 

Friday 5th of February 2021

Reception

Golden Leaf Award Presented to Celinah and Derya for attending live sessions and working hard all week!

Celinah made a  poster to encourage people to save the sea animals and stop plastic pollution.

Derya created a bear picture using a variety of materials she found at home. ​


Year 1

Miss Major says ‘This week I am so proud of Kamal, he has been trying really hard to be a positive grown up learner. I have enjoyed looking at your work completed this week and seeing you participate so confidently in our live lessons. Keep up the hard work Kamal!’

 

Year 2

Ms Fisher says: "This week in Chestnut Class, Zainab has shown a positive attitude towards her online learning. She has developed excellent computing skills and is always willing to help others with their computer at school. Thank you Zainab.”


Year 3

Miss Deverson has chosen Haniel for the excellent start that he made to his report about dragons. Well done Haniel! Keep up the great work!

Year 4

Eisa I am so proud of your English work. You have been able to improve on your writing and you have created a brilliant piece of writing for our class story. You listened to the feedback and acted on it well. You have used some fantastic descriptions that paints a wonderful picture for the person reading it. Keep it up!  

 

'The Tsar woke up. He was happy until he noticed his pears were missing. He screamed at the guards and asked them what happened. He went as pale as vinegar when they told him. He scolded them and as his gardener approached as carefully as a zoo keeper would approach a hungry lion. He showed him a feather blazing like  the sun. The Tsar was shocked at the site of this. A firebird was stealing the Tsar’s prized pears.'

 

Year 5

Ms Wilkins says: "This week, I felt so proud of my class for their amazing commitment to hard work, especially when writing their diary entries from the perspective of Queen Victoria in 1897, at the time of her Diamond Jubilee celebration. I would like to share Rajan's diary entry, not just because he was the first person who wanted to read it in front of the whole class, but also because of the positive feedback he received from his peers. We all recognised how proud he felt about his work. As a teacher, I felt proud as well. I think Queen Victoria would love it too!" 

22nd June 1897

 

Dear Diary,

Today, it is a Diamond Jubilee occasion of my 60 years reign. I  am wearing black and all around me, there are happy crowds of people celebrating near St Paul Cathedral.

It brought so many memories of when I came to the throne in 1837.

I was a baby princess and my father died soon. He was the duke of Kent. No one had hopes I would become a queen but my grandmother wrote that I was 'destined perhaps to play a great part….the English like queen'.

However, as a child I was never treated as an important part of the Royal Family. I didn’t have a room on my own. I always slept in my mother’s room. I was a lonely child playing with the dolls that my governess helped me make.

At the age of 15, I was alone with my mum but  I was not always unhappy. I loved dancing and singing and I was taught by tutors at home.

Before I become queen, I was sent on a coach journey through Britain. This was an eye-opener because I saw kids working in factories an that made me realise  that I had to become the queen to help them.

I became queen in 1837 when my uncle, King William died. On the day of my coronation, I promised to serve my country and to do everything that is fit and right.

My life as a queen was difficult but I was stubborn with what I wanted for my country. At first, I moved to Buckingham Palace. I got married to Albert and the following years were very happy for me. We set up a Christmas tree at Windsor Castle.

I use to work long hours but official duties were fun for me. One of the most enjoyable was the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was the happiest and proudest day of my life. My saddest time was the Crimean War. I felt the soldiers were all like my own children.

In 1861, my life changed as Albert died. My life, a happy one, was over. I was not going out in public anymore for my social duties. I opened the Nation History Museum and the Victoria and Albert museum  in memory of Prince Albert.

After 60 years on throne, I am happy and proud of my country and what I have done as a queen and I always wish the best  for my country that I love so much.

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Harvey says: "This week Ismail has impressed me with his commitment to learning and his good engagement in each lesson, especially in maths. He attends all live lessons and has improved greatly with submitting his English work in time each day. Well done Ismail. Keep it up!”

Year 6 Sequoia

This week, I'm nominating Thyrone Basekonda for his wonderful World War II poster, showing how people could help out on the Home Front.  Thyrone has also attended every live online lesson this week and always contributes skilfully. He is a superstar! ✨

Friday 29th of January 2021

Reception

Ms Nanavati says:  "Golden Leaf awarded to Yara, Abdirahman, Lachlan and Asil.

For having a positive attitude in live sessions and working hard all week!

This week we have been learning about ‘finding half in maths’.​"

 

Year 1

Ms Major says: "This week Ayesha has impressed me with her learning, she attends all live lessons and greets me with a Good Morning. Ayesha puts 100% effort into her tasks and goes the extra mile with presentation and ‘finishing touches to her work’ I like the way she explains her work to me in full sentences and checks that she has completed each task before sending it to me. Here’s some of her work she has produced this week. "

 

Year 2

Ms Fisher says: "This week in Chestnut Class, Mohammed has completed all his assignments each day to an excellent standard. His drawing of a pond habitat was particularly delightful with all the different plants. Great observation skills Mohammed.”

 

Year 3

Miss Deverson says: "Korah and Sebastian worked very hard at school to research Norway and present what they found out as a poster. At home, Khadeeja completed a fantastic poster as well! Miss Deverson is very impressed with the hard work that all of Cherry class is doing at home. Keep working hard everyone!"

 

Year 4

Meriem I am so proud of you. Every single day you attend all of the live sessions and take part fully. You have blossomed over the last few weeks with your learning. You are sharing your ideas with your peers and answering questions well. Keep this up!

- Miss Widdowson 

 

Year 5

Ms Wilkins says: "This week I would like to praise Alisa for actively participating in all live sessions since the beginning of the Lockdown by sharing her ideas and answers about the key questions explored in our lessons. In addition, she has been regularly submitting all her assignments in all subjects, showing her dedication to learning and striving."

  

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Harvey says: "I want to celebrate Jena because this week, she has been making a really conscious effort to attend all of her live lessons throughout the week. In addition, she was vigilant during the class' art lesson and was exceptional at explaining to others, who needed a bit of help. Her own imitation of Zandra Rhodes' patterned art work really shows her solid understanding of how this artist explores with colour and pattern on a fabric.

Great work, Jena! I'm so proud of how you are trying to be more responsible for your learning each day!"

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Webb says: "This week, I'm nominating Ushna for her amazing guide on surviving lockdown. Here presentation was full of useful tips on staying happy and healthy during lockdown. You're a superstar Ushna! ✨"

 

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Reception

Ms Nanavati says: "The Golden Leaf Award is this week presented to Ibrahim, Malik, Nikolas and Safia

For really amazing me with all of your progress.  I am such a proud teacher.

Some of the tasks set this week were:

  • To make an obstacle course with your grown up either indoors or outside.
  • To make a sock puppet and put on a puppet show.
  • To make an alien using play dough.
  • To double numbers.​"

Here are some pictures of the children and their work:

 

Year 1

From Ms Major: "This week I would like to celebrate Francesco’s amazing online learning, each morning you join our live sessions with a big smile and a positive attitude towards your learning. All your seesaw activities are completed to a high standard and I have noticed you are eager to complete the challenges I set. I am proud of all your efforts, keep up the commitment to your learning."

 

Year 2

Ms Fisher says: "This week in Chestnut Class, Leah has shown a great commitment to her learning by attending all her live lessons and turning in her assignments each day. The story she has written was very creative and she has successfully turned the original story, ‘George and the Dragon,’ into her own version. Well done Leah.”

 

Year 3

Miss Deverson says: "Karma worked very hard to produce this very detailed and informative E-safety poster. I was very impressed with the presentation and the important messages that the poster is sharing about being safe while using the internet.  Keep up the excellent work at home Karma!"

 

Year 4

Ms Widdowson says: "Nishat - each week you push yourself to be the best you can be. I have selected some pieces of work that I think you should be really proud of. Keep up this fantastic attitude towards your learning. During the live session you take part fully and this is the same with your school work too."

 

Part of her KWL Chart - States of Matter:

Part of her e-safety poster - how to stay safe while using the internet.

 

Year 5

Ms Wilkins says: "I would like to praise Maria and celebrate her fantastic effort in recreating her own version of the poem 'Hurricane' by Dionne Brand. She experimented with different adjectives, adverbs and strong verbs to emphasise the effect of the storm caused by the hurricane in the poem."  

     

            Hurricane

 

Slam the dusty windows  immediately

Bolt the open doors now 

Heavy rain speeding  quickly 

Rushing  up the rocky mountain 

 

Anxious neighbours quietly whisper 

Evil clouds instantly gather 

Speedy rain coming right a way 

Rushing up the rocky mountain 

 

People collect the long clothesline  frantically   

Yank down the filthy blinds helplessly 

Cold wind  rising instantly 

Rushing  up the rocky  mountain 

 

Wrecked branches  dropping wildly  

Freezing raindrops flying carelessly 

Broken treetops swaying swiftly   

Frantic people running crying 

Cold wind blowing strongly 

Hurricane on the mountain!

                                                    by Maria (5 Maple)

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Harvey says: "I want to celebrate Ladan because she has been attending all of her lessons, she has been diligent when completing all of her tasks and best of all, she completed a fantastic piece of writing, retelling a section from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The level of vivid description in this writing really brought the story to life. Keep up the amazing work, Ladan!"

 

A section of example of what she wrote:

When Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past arrived at their second location - Fezziwig's Warehouse, he gave a tumultuous, hearty chuckle as he gazed at the word `Fezziwig’ engraved into the iron wall. Without warning, Scrooge emerged into a party - that was held inside the workhouse.

The party was lively; the atmosphere was beset with happiness and joy, spread to everyone in the room like a wildfire. The majority of the employees were dancing enthusiastically - even Scrooge couldn't help, but throw in a little jig.

 

By the time Scrooge and the ghost arrived at their second location, Scrooge's former self was in the middle of preventing his fiancé  - Belle - from breaking up with him. Belle was breaking up with him because Scrooge's adoration was more for his love for her.  

"Ebenezer," she cried as she pressed her quivering lips together to smother the sob that welled on her throat "You love to care for money more than you love me!"

Belle hurried out of the room; she felt a gush of anguish surge into her chest and throat and flooded her eyes with tears.

 

Overwhelmed by all his unfortunate events, Scrooge's face was twisted into a venomous snarl and the veins in his neck pulsed furiously and a flash of anger burned in his inflamed eyes.

Scrooge's fury swept through him like a tidal wave and uncontrollably slammed the ghost's cone-like cap to extinguish the illuminating light that shone from the crown of the ghost's head.

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Webb says: "This week, I would like to nominate Lyna Bouda in Year​ 6 Sequoia. She attends every online lesson, contributes intelligently and produces outstanding work. Here is an example of her research presentation on the British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. ​ The vibrant style of the presentation reflects the style of the artist."

 

 

 

Friday 15th of January 2021

Reception

Ms Nanavati says: "The Golden leaf Award is this week presented to  Louis, Alex, Ourida, Asil and Basil,  for having a fantastic attitude towards their learning and working hard all week.  Here are some pictures of them and their work."

 

Year 1

Ms Major says: "This week in Beech Class, Olivia has been showing exceptional organisation by being in our live lesson on time, actively participating in the lessons and completing her online work to a high standard. All of this with a smile on her face, she is a role model to us all in staying optimistic and positive. Keep up the hard work Olivia."

 

Year 2

Ms Fisher says: "This week in Chestnut Class, Noa has shown outstanding engagement in her independent online lessons and in her live lessons. She has consistently turned in her assignments on time and to a high standard. She has also contributed in live lessons with a clear and confident voice. Well done Noa.

 

Year 3

Ms Deverson says: "Sara has contributed to the live sessions this week, and has completed the work set her to the best of her ability. She is on time to the sessions and ready to learn. Keep up the the brilliant work Sara!"

 

Year 4

Ms Widdowson says:

"Hawta I am so proud of you this week. During each live session you have contributed to ideas and shared your work with us. You show a passion for learning that fills me with such joy. Keep this wonderful passion up!"

 

Year 5

Ms Wilkins says: "With pride, I would like to celebrate the commitment and organisational skills Paige has demonstrated since the beginning of the Lockdown by completing her work assignments on time and for attending the learning live sessions regularly. She has continuously been participating in discussions by asking and answering questions and by sharing her prior knowledge with the rest of the class." 

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Harvey says: "I want to celebrate Housam because he has been reflective and can now organise himself very well according to his Google calendar. His participation in class is now frequent and his engagement within the sessions has increased greatly. 

I am so proud of how mature you are getting, Housam, and I hope this continues."

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Webb says: "I would like to nominate Abdallah in Year 6 Sequoia for his help getting the class joining online classes and using Google Classroom. Your help and hard work is greatly appreciated." 

Friday 10th July

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Mattia Losito.

For having a fantastic attitude towards his learning and being a great role model.​

Year 1

Mr Thomas says: "This week I have been so impressed with the response from Beech Class to the challenges. You have all been so creative and focused in making your book covers, 3D models and leaf rubbings. During this challenge week, a piece of artwork really caught my eye. Aya is a keen and talented artist, but this is the most mature and skillful work I have seen her create this year. She said it was a drawing of herself and that she created the piece independently. Well done Aya!

Year 2

Kiswa - for her amazing 3D model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa that she constructed for challenge week.

 

Year 3

Miss Deverson has chosen Meriem and Hawta this week. Miss Deverson said "Meriem and Hawta came back to school this week. Both children have settled in very well to the new rules that are in place. One of the tasks this week that we looked at in Art was printmaking. Both children, worked exceptionally hard to design a print and print it. At first the printing didn't work out the way that they wanted it to. They tried again and persisted until they had the print the way they wanted it."

This is the print making work that Meriem and Hawta completed.. 

Year 4

Eliyas it has been great seeing you in our new Google Classroom online learning. Each day you are attentive and really engaged. You listen well and take part fully in all the activities. You are smiling and eager to learn each day. Keep up this wonderful attitude!

 

Year 5 Maple

This week, I would like to nominate Yousf Wahid for his amazing effort during Challenge Week. He produced some amazing cooking, built a raft and a constructed a stunning model city. He is so creative and enthusiastic about learning. Superstar! 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Amina this award because she has remained enthusiastic about learning, despite the lockdown, and has produced some great pieces of work, particularly in maths.

Her commitment to learning has been very impressive and she has shown on more than one occasion that she is ready for Year 6. 

Year 6 Oak

I would like to praise Maia Gill this week for despite regularly coming to school every day, she still spent time at home completing the school's challenges.

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Cracknell would like to nominate Miguel and Zara for this week's golden assembly. As part of challenge week, Miguel used his knowledge of geometry to create models of different 3D shapes including a tetrahedron, a cube and a octahedron. He first considered the properties that all the shapes must posses and worked systematically and with precision to create his models. Zara​ indulged her passion for reading by recreating the cover of one of her favourite books, Billionaire Boy. She identified the theme of wealth portrayed in the illustrations and used this whilst including herself as the story's protagonist. 

It has been wonderful to see them both demonstrate their learning in such a creative way!  

     

Friday 3rd July 2020

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Albie Fox.

For having a more positive attitude in class and participating in class discussions.

This week we have been learning about money.  Albie was able to use his knowledge of counting twos and tens to count how much money was in the purse.. Well done Albie!

Year 1

Mr Thomas says: "This week I would like to celebrate the Year 1 bubble and all their achievements this week. Although they were excited to be back at school they were also a little nervous at first! As the week went on they grew in confidence and started sharing their experiences with each other. I have been so impressed with their positive attitude towards keeping their hands clean and staying away from germs. This week we have been working fantastically well as a team to complete the weekly challenges. Well done Beech Class, we are glad to see you again and we are thinking of our missing friends every day."

 

Year 2

Emanuel - for tackling a wide range of activities during challenge week; showing great motivation and willingness to take risks.

Year 3

Miss Deverson has chosen Mohamed. S for the golden certificate this week. Mohamed has made a positive start to being back at school by adapting to the new routines and rules that are in place. Keep up the good work Mohamed. 

 

Year 4

Ms Widdowson says: "Finlae it has been a pleasure talking to you on the phone each time I call you. Every time we speak you are positive and enthusiastic about your learning. When we talk you share something you have done with your family and I have loved hearing about how your allotment is growing and the different arts and crafts you are building there. 

Keep up this wonderful attitude." 

 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Adam this award because he has been committed to his studies despite everything happening throughout this period of 'lockdown' and he has maintained a positive spirit. Keep it up, Adam!

 

Year 5 Maple

Bilal for always being a positive member of Maple class - engaging with every task and helping his classmates in need.

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins says: "This week, I would like to nominate Toms for his amazing culinary skills at home in preparing one of my favourite salads. He recorded each step with photographs and he created a video to go with it! Master Chef!  

I always buy it from the local shop - now I know where to get it fresh! Yum!"

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Cracknell would like to nominate Amar for this week's Golden Assembly. "The past few of months have been challenging for everyone, but I am so impressed by the mature manner in which Amar has managed it as well as his return to school. Along with his classmates, he has demonstrated remarkable resilience and he should be very proud of himself." 

Friday 26th June 2020

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Yusuf Saleem for really impressing his teacher with all the minibeast he found in his garden and his incredible improvement in his writing,​

Year 1

Mr Thomas says: "This week Omar has worked hard to create a poster of himself. He has neatly and carefully labelled his body parts using scientific language such as 'shoulder' and 'stomach'. I love how he has used a ruler to make the labeling of his diagram incredibly easy to read. He also chose pasta shapes as his unit of measurement to measure various body parts with and found that his arm is sixteen pieces of pasta long!"

Year 2

Anas receives the award from Ms Thompson for super Science work this week; labelling the parts of the human body (that he drew himself) and identifying how we use our five senses. Great work Anas!

 

Year 3

This week Miss Deverson has chosen Milan because.  She explains why:

“In Year three last week we were learning about the different features of poetry. Milan used these features to write this beautiful poem about the colour blue. Milan also has been in regular contact with me about what he has been doing at home and sends me messages to see how I am going as well. I am very impressed with Milan’s positive attitude towards his home learning”

Year 4

Ms Widdowson says: "Well done Wyatt! I can see from the work you have been doing that you have pushed yourself to learn more of your times tables. I know this is something we were working on at school and it is great to see that you have been continuing it with it home. Keep up this amazing work and before you know it you will know all of your times tables off by heart and be a times table superstar!"

Year 5 Maple

Mr Webb reports: "This week I would like to nominate Thyrone for sending me photos of his excellent home learning. I really appreciate seeing his beautiful presentation in English, Maths and Foundation​. You're a superstar Thyrone!"

 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Lahshay this award because she has been committed to her studies throughout this period of 'lockdown' and she has been in frequent communication with her teacher and her peers, sharing encouraging messages. This week, for one of their class activities, she shared an inspirational message about kindness and how and why it should be spread to promote equality. This was really food for thought and it received positive feedback from her peers.

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins would like to acknowledge the positive mindset and maturity all the pupils returning to 6 Oak have displayed this week. Well done for responding responsibly to the new ways of learning and socialising; for showing your readiness to revise and learn new skills; for engaging in discussion about your thoughts and feelings and for respecting the fact that we are all experiencing the challenges in life in different ways. 

 

Year 6 Sequoia

This week, Mr Cracknell would like to recognise all the children in the Sequoia class bubble. Every single person has approached the return to school with maturity and have shown how much they have developed over the last few months. The positive attitude of all the children has been a pleasure to be around. Keep it going!

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Friday 19th June 2020

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Aksel Altan for really amazing Ms Nanavati with all of your progress.

 

 

 

Golden leaf Award also presented to Filip Spalony.
For really impressing his teacher with his reading skills! See video above.

 

Year 1

Mr Thomas says: "Amira Abdulahi has been regularly accessing her homework, but this week was the first time I have seen her work uploaded on J2e. I can see that she has been working hard on her letter formation. She is using her knowledge of Set 2 sounds in phonics and even using Set 3 sounds with confidence. I am really impressed with how she is completing words using the split digraph 'i-e'. Well done Amira, you are doing brilliantly!"

 

Year 2

Ms Thompson says:  "I am nominating Iman Gul Ahmad Akbari - for embracing myUSO and having a go at all the different resources that can be found on it.  I can see you're enjoying yourself so keep it up!"

 

Year 3

 

Miss Deverson has chosen Eisa Al-Ani this week for the golden certificate. She has chosen Eisa because he has been working very hard on his handwriting at home and sent her a picture of his handwriting practice. Miss Deverson is impressed with the improvement that Eisa has shown. Well done Eisa! 

Year 4

Ms Widdowson says:  "Shaden Al-Harbi it has been so wonderful seeing all the work you have been doing at home this week. You have shown great dedication to your work and it was lovely to receive a voice message from you telling me what you have been up to at home.  Keep up this fantastic learning attitude!"

 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Anas Kazmouz this award because over the past few weeks, Anas has shown such maturity and a more focused attitude towards his learning. This particular piece of learning was impressive as his handwriting has developed in such a way, over the weeks of being in lockdown, that it almost looks like someone else wrote it. This is proof that hard work and commitment pays off!​ Keep up the hard work at home, Anas!"

 

Year 5 Maple

This week I'd like to nominate Iosif Kamal for doing well at staying in touch and keeping me informed about his home learning and well being. It's much appreciated.

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins says: "I would like to nominate Amina Abdullahi for her well structured complaint letter she wrote to a furniture store.  She used cohesive phrases to introduce her point at the beginning of the lesson and shared her work with her teacher in order to receive and respond to the given constructive feedback and consequently improve the quality of her work. She is in charge of her learning and progress!"

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Ummulkheyr Mohamed

Mr Cracknell would like to nominate Ummulkheyr for this week's golden certificate for the fantastic effort she put into this week's English lessons. Using her own ideas and experiences, Ummulkheyr wrote a letter of complaint. Throughout, she used and maintained an appropriate tone and expressed her views clearly and succinctly. This is a good example of adapting your writing style to suit its purpose, well done! 

Friday 12th June 2020

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Faisal Alharbi for trying his best to create a symmetrical picture using natural resources.

This week ash class were learning about symmetry. One of the tasks set was to make a symmetrical picture using natural materials.​

 

Year 1

Mr Thomas says: "Zainab has been working really hard at home this week. She has told me that she does her home learning every day and then she plays outside with her brother on her bicycle. She stays active and healthy and can cycle skillfully and safely. This week she has learned about the life cycle of a plant, ordering the different stages in the correct sequence. Well done Zainab!"

Nicole also made this response to some homelearning I set about Black Lives Matter which I thought was really lovely. 

 

Year 2

Ms Thompson says: "I have awarded Kiswa for keeping in touch - I love our little chats on j2message and knowing you are safe, well and happy."

 

Year 3

This week Miss Deverson has chosen Eva for the golden leaf because of her persistence with her learning from home. Eva has sometimes found it hard to complete her learning at home. She has persisted with it and tried her very best. She has completed lots of work on My USO. Keep up the fantastic work Eva!

 

Year 4

Ms Widdowson says: "Rajan I set you the challenge of improving your spelling sentences and you achieved this by adding in more detail and by making them more complex. You also messaged me to let me know that you had done it showing me that you care about your learning and want to continually improve. Keep up the great work!"

 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Zunairah this award because throughout this pandemic, she has remained resilient with her school work and has produced some great pieces of learning at home.

This particular piece of learning was impressive as she showed her view of how we show unity within our East Acton community.

Keep up the hard work, Zunairah!

 

Year 5 Maple

Mr Webb has awarded Yousif Hama for his excellent work in his adding and subtraction skills.  What a star!

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Cracknell would like to nominate Sumaya for this week's Golden Certificate.

He says: "Even though she may be finding learning from home challenging, I am pleased to see the perseverance she is displaying by continuing to complete the work and sharing it with me for feedback. This shows dedication and determination. Good job!"

 

Year 6 Oak

I would like to praise Tolu for developing his mature attitude and independence by accessing online learning regularly.

Friday 5th of June 2020

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Eezer Tan

For his super knowledge in science when discussing the Life cycle of a butterfly.  Great attention to detail.​

Year 1

Mr Thomas says: "This week I have spoken with Imran and Elyssa about how they are getting on at home and so I would like to celebrate both of their efforts this week. Imran is excited to get stuck in to his new work pack. I know he is going to create some beautiful art and writing as he is very talented at both. Elyssa is busy making beautiful Lego models and reading regularly to Mum and Dad. She is using her phonics to help her with tricky words. Well done both of you!"

 

Year 2

Tibah for staying motivated and continuing to work hard on her home learning even when it's sometimes a bit tricky.

 

Year 3

This week for the golden certificate Miss Deverson has chosen Issam:

"I have chosen Issam because he has been sending through his work every day email. Issam asks for help when he doesn’t understand something, then tries his very best to improve based on the feedback that has been given. I want to share some of Isaam’s Math work that he has been working hard on at home. Well done Issam! Keep up the good work that you are doing at home."

 

Year 4

Ms Widdowson says: "Eliyas you have a fantastic attitude towards your home learning and continue to be positive and happy during this time. Keep up the fantastic work and attitude."
 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Abdullah this award because he has produced some outstanding pieces of art work, which he has produced during his learning time at home. Children in his class have also appraised this work as great masterpieces. Abdullah has been working very hard at home, developing his academic skills and reading lots of intriguing books.  Brilliant work, Abdullah!

 

Year 5 Maple

I would like to nominate Hider Ali for making a real effort in his home learning. He impressed me with his work on adding subtracting and fractions. He is a star!

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins says: "This week I would like to praise Nawal for creating her parachute as part of the DT project I set for children to complete this week. She experimented and used her scientific knowledge of material properties, forces and motion in this project.  She has been working consistently throughout the lockdown, completing all the given tasks."

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Cracknell would like to nominate Bracken for this week's Golden Certificate. Throughout the time she has been learning at home, she has maintained not only a positive attitude but has also been a support to those around her. Even when the work has been challenging, she has persevered and shown her determination to succeed. Well done!

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Ayesha Ahmed for fantastic independent writing.

 

Year 1

Mr Thomas says:

"This week, Leah continued with an inventive and captivating story about a teddy bear. She cleverly split the story into four parts. I was so impressed with how Leah had carefully planned and written her story so it followed a clear structure, and was a delight to read."

 

Year 2

Ms Thompson is awarding Khadeeja this week for completing home learning activities to the best of her ability and wonderful home learning project projects like baking and construction of model houses.

 

Year 3

Miss Deverson has chosen Abdi for the golden leaf this week. Abdi has been enthusiastically participating in learning from home. He does his very best to complete the work and responds to feedback when it is given to him. Also, he supports other children, by giving tips to help other children with using MyUso. He has even taught Miss Deverson a trick that allows you to type into PDF files. This is the tip that he shared with the class.

  

 

Year 4

Mrs Widdowson says:

"I am so proud of all the hard work Paige has put into her handwriting and typing skills. I know how much you love the typing app and I can see that you understand the importance of having your hands in the correct place and sitting in the correct posture. Keep up the brilliant work Paige .

 

A Special Mention also goes to:

Olan  I am so proud of this history work you have completed. It shows you have thought about the different aspects of transport we have had in Acton and how it is changed over the years. Keep up the great work."

 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Sultan this award because he has continued to be resilient throughout this lockdown period, remaining focused on his studies and submitting his work daily through MyUSO making good use of the resources available to him. He has always given 100% effort for every task given to him and for that reason, he certainly deserves acknowledgment for his hard work. Keep it up, Sultan!

 

Year 5 Maple

Mr Webb says:

"I'd like to nominate Lyna Bouda this week for sharing her home learning via email every single day this week. She has been making excellent progress using fractions in Maths. She is a star!"

 

Year 6 Oak

Mr Cracknell would like to nominate Ahmed for the art work he has produced as part of his art lessons. He has explored how to manipulate dimensions to create optical illusions. This would have included experimentation and practice before producing the final product. Well done!  

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Ms Wilkins has nominated Mahdisa for showing resilience during the lock down, checking and sharing her understanding with other students and supporting her parents with a new baby during this time.

Friday 15th May 2020

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Amiyah Appleton. For fantastic independent Reading. Her parents sent a video of her demonstrating her reading skills.  Well done Amiyah!

Year 1

Mr Thomas says:  "I have noticed a remarkable change in Noa's handwriting over the last few weeks. I am especially impressed that she is working so hard at home. Noa sent me a page of handwriting practise, which focused on lower case and capital letters. All her hard work is paying off, as I see her handwriting improving every day. Keep going Noa, you are doing so well! "

Year 2

Ms Thompson has chosen Korah this week for improved attitude  to her home learning; starting work quickly  and working hard work to complete. Keep up the positive outlook!

 

Year 3

Miss Deverson has chosen Saja for the golden leaf this week because she is persisting with all of her home learning work. The children did some reading about VE day and were asked to summarise the information. Saja used her own words to show that she understood the main ideas of the text. Well done Saja! Keep up the good work!

 

 

Year 4

This week Ms Widdowson is awarding Yara Fally:

"Yara I am so proud of all the work you have been completing during our Home Learning period. Each week you work hard and produce great work. You have worked extremely hard this week in your maths where we have been focusing on our times tables and even when you have been faced with a problem you have not given up. Keep up this fantastic work! I am so proud of you."

 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Ladan this award because she has shown a commitment to her studies throughout this lockdown and has produced some pieces of work to such a great standard. This week, she wrote a story starter, incorporating a wide range of punctuation and powerful adjectives. Amazing work Ladan!

 

As my goal to reach the top of that peak, I decided to try achieve it today.  While I climbed, a lot of challenges came my way and before I knew it, a colossal snow storm was headed my way.

I grabbed the snow on the floor and crawled with all my might trying my hardest to stay on - luckily I made it through. I was at the top and I saw the most beautiful sight: a swirling sunrise. It looked as if pink candy floss was on the top of the mountain or maybe a pink tornado. I took my camera and took a picture of this glorious view. Surely this was a moment to remember.

 

Year 5 Maple

Mr Webb says: "This week, I would like to nominate Yousf Wahid for his diligent research into our local history. Yousf is ever inquisitive and he would make an outstanding historian. "

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins says: "I would like to praise and nominate Miki Sienczewski for his amazing art work.

He was able to create an optical illusion artwork by cleverly adding dimensions to his drawings.

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Cracknell would like to nominate Asma for this week's golden certificate. Last week, the English unit looked at writing information leaflets. Asma researched Australia and wrote about all the reasons why someone would want to visit. She not only chose attractions that would appeal to the reader, but she also chose appropriate vocabulary and sentence structures to present the information in a clear and concise way. Reading this would make anyone want to visit!

 

Friday 8th of May 2020

Reception

Golden leaf Award Presented to Hussein Bakri for having a fantastic attitude towards his learning and working hard all week.  One of the task set this week was to make your own clock with moving hands.

 

Year 1

The Home Learning Award goes to Alwaleed this week. He told his teacher his story over the phone with help from his parents! He acted it out on a video he made with his parents and had obviously made a big effort making the characters. Mr Thomas explains:

 

Year 2

This week's award goes to Amelia for consistently completing great home learning across all subjects.

 

Year 3

Miss Deverson would like to give the golden certificate this week to Ashwaq. Ashwaq goes above and beyond what is required each week. In addition to each task, she summarises what she has learnt. This is one example that she has completed. Well done Ashwaq. Keep up the good work!

 

Year 4

Well done Sara this is a fantastic image made using tissue paper. I love your choice of colour and how you have created depth with the different scrunching.

 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Norah this award for working consistently at home. She has been trying her best and her handwriting has been gradually improving in the process. Great work, Norah.

 

 

Year 5 Maple

Mr Webb says:

"I would like to nominate Mohamed Abass for his very thought provoking persuasive letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. I think Mr Johnson would have a hard time arguing with your wonderfully articulate writing."

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins would like to praise David for showing an incredible resilience and resourcefulness at home during the lockdown by setting an effective routine for himself. He accesses the work set by his teachers, researches further about different concepts to add clarity to his understanding and regularly engages in cooking and baking with his family while maintaining his positive attitude during this difficult time.

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Cracknell would like to nominate Leon for this week's golden certificate. Every day, without fail, Leon shows how seriously he is taking his online learning. He completes his tasks to the best of his ability and is not afraid to ask questions to improve his understanding. This level of maturity is a joy to see. Keep it up, Leon!

 

 

Friday 1st of May

Reception

Ms Nanavita says:

"The Golden Leaf Award is presented to Filip Spalony.  For really impressing me with your baking skills!  Definitely a chef in the making!  One of the tasks set this week was to learn how to make something new in the kitchen.

Filip made a cheesecake with help from his mum for his dad’s 40th birthday.​"

Year 1

Nicole chose a Wild Thing from the story 'Where the Wild Things Are' and described her using inventive describing words and fantastic sentence structure, even using the connective 'and'. Well done Nicole!

 

Here is her work 'The Monster that I choose is tall with orange hair, pointy teeth. She has spotty and stripy  patterns. Her face is light pink and little bit dark pink. Her body is round shape with feet chicken and huge eyes . She is friendly and smiley personality.'

 

Year 2

This week Ms Thompson is awarding the golden certificate to Sebastian for an interesting and information project on growing cress.

Year 3

This week Miss Deverson has chosen Nishat for the golden leaf for creating this excellent poster about online safety. Nishat has some very good advice about safety for children to follow! Well done Nishat! Keep up the fantastic work.

Year 4

Miss Widdowson says:

"Jana it is great to see all the work you are doing at home. It is lovely to see that you have been working with your parents to continue learning about adding 4 digit numbers together. Keep up the brilliant work!"

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Daniella this award and wants to celebrate all of her efforts so far because she has worked exceptionally hard, every day, making great use of the learning resources given to her. 

Year 5 Maple

Mr Webb says:

"I'd like to nominate Jasmine for Golden Assembly this week. She was finding the online home learning tricky, but Mum says she's now doing lessons every day using the Oak National Academy resources and loving it. She was telling me about all of the history she's learning about on the phone."

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins says:

"This week's golden certificate goes to Miki for his impressive work combining music and English. Miki listened to a piece of music called 'The Little Train of the Caipira' and wrote a poem about what it is like to travel on a train. The progress he has made since joining East Acton is remarkable! 

Year 6 Sequoia

This week's Golden certificate goes to Abigail for the conscientious and diligent manner in which she is approaching learning from home. Not only is she routinely completing the work set, but she is also asking questions of her teachers to improve her understanding. It is a pleasure to see every day!

Friday the 24th of April

Reception

Golden Leaf Award presented to Olivia Morrison for really amazing Ms Nanavati with all of her progress.  You've made your teacher very proud!  One of the tasks set this week was to watch the story of Whatever Next,  to draw your favourite part of the story and to write a few sentences about it.

 

Year 1

This week Mr Thomas is giving Alyne Dia the golden certificate because she has learned her 3,4 and 6 times tables by heart. She has learned these through hard work, persistence and an inspiring passion for maths. Alyne delights in learning new mathematical skills: I wonder what else she will have learned by the time we are back together in class!

 

Year 2

Ms Thompson would like to nominate Yuto - for working hard on his fraction activities in maths this week.  Well done!

 

Year 3

This week for golden leaf Ms Deverson has chosen Bentley for persisting with his learning whilst at home. Bentley sent his teacher photos of 9 pages of reading comprehension that he had done at home!  Mrs Deverson is very proud of Bentley and thrilled to see how much home learning he has been doing at home. Mrs Deverson has given an example of one of Bentley’s reading comprehensions that he has completed! Well done Bentley!

Year 4

Miss Widdowson says: "I am so proud of Olan. It makes me so happy to see how much he has been practising his times tables at home. Keep up the amazing work. I know you can do it!"

 

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Kabel this award because he has worked diligently in all subjects whilst being at home. Every day, without fail, Kabel completes his learning in its entirety and always tries his best, which Ms Harvey would like to celebrate. His handwriting has even improved greatly with the practice he has done. ​

 

Year 5 Maple

Mr Webb would like to nominate Aiden  for his delicious looking scone baking.  He can also be seen in a video below demonstrating some sign language! 

 

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins says: "I would like to praise Ramyar Fallah for maintaining his resilience and resourcefulness since the beginning of the lockdown by consistently working hard and completing all tasks and activities that are given to pupils on our learning platform. He often communicates with us by sending his work on time and by asking questions, which shows his good communication skills, positive disposition towards learning and his ability to adjust to changes and adopt different learning styles. What a range of positive attributes he displays for others to follow!"

 

Year 6 Sequoia

Mr Cracknell says: "I would like to nominate Theo for this week's golden certificate. Theo has demonstrated an impressive commitment to continuing his learning whilst school is closed. Even if he is having technical problems, he always finds a way to complete his work and let me know how he is getting on. ​"

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Friday 3rd April 2020

Reception

Golden Leaf Award presented to Francesco Loria.

For completing all his homework tasks set this week and for his incredible improvement in his writing.

One of the task set this week was to make a vehicle for your favourite superhero using boxes or Lego

And to describe any special features of your superhero vehicle.​

Year 1

Mr Thomas would like to give Kaya Wazydrag the golden certificate for diving deeper into the work that was set her on classifying animals and their vertebrate groups. She named all of the animals by name as well as their vertebrate group which shows she is a true scientist. 

Mr Thomas would like to give Mohammed Ahmed the Golden Leaf. He is on the achieve branch because of his hard work this week, enjoying completing the home learning by using the computer. Well done Mohammed!

 

Year 2

Haniel - for great fraction work throughout the week.  Well done!

 

Year 3

Mr Deverson says it was very hard to choose who should receive the Home Learning Award for Cherry class, because everyone has persevered with all of the challenges with a positive mind set.  Abdallah has worked very hard on up levelling his sentences. Children were given simple sentences that they had to up level.

Year 4

Alisa Guney for her salt crystal tree experiment. Rather than just creating one tree she has chosen to do two, each with a different amount of salt to see what happens. 

 

Year 5 Maple

Bashir drew up his own KWL chart and he’s been doing pretty much all the work set every day. Mr Webb says he’s a star.

Year 5 Lime

Ms Harvey is giving Sanah this award because she has shown a deep understanding of why education is so important and has kept up with the daily tasks incessantly despite being  at home. Her diary was exceptional and she responded almost instantly each time feedback was given - through J2e on MyUSO - to help her to edit and improve. Great work Sanah and continue being an inspiration for others!

Year 6 Oak

Ms Wilkins would like to praise Nawal Abbass  for consistently working hard and completing all tasks and activities that are given to pupils on our learning platform. She communicates with her teachers on a daily basis by sending her completed work on time, checking and assessing her work and asking questions to clarify the content or instructions that she receives.

What a role model for many to follow, displaying her commitment to learning, resilience and her ability to adapt her learning style according to the current situation!

Year 6 Sequoia

Children in Year 6 have been continuing with the writing they were working on before school closed based on the story of Beowulf. The task was to use description to convey character and atmosphere. The children used the text to generate their own descriptions of the location and the monster, Grendel, and then wrote about the first time the monster is introduced in the story. Sahra wrote a vivid description, carefully selecting vocabulary that conveyed the sinister character of Grendel, as well as skilfully using punctuation to enhance the clarity of her writing. This is her opening paragraph.

10 helpful websites resources to keep the kids engaged:

1) 123 Homeschool for ME

Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help making learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.

Wesbite: https://bit.ly/2xcpnJc

2) 2Simple

Purple Mash is a website designed for children aged 3-11. It contains many creative tools ie: coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for maths, spelling and grammar.

Website: https://bit.ly/2U3BIZg

3) BBC Bitesize

Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid students in both schoolwork and, for older students, exams.

Website: https://bbc.in/2UlDPqc

4) 5-a-day

Lots of exercise activties for movement breaks.

Website: https://bit.ly/2Qv7yMs

5) ABDO

ABDO's entire eBook collection is now available to students to access at home for free.

Website: https://bit.ly/2wrid3H

6) ActivityVillage

Activity Village provides thousands of colouring pages, crafts, puzzles, worksheets and more, for parents and teachers.

Website: https://bit.ly/2J8tHf7

7) All Kids Network

We offer FREE educational resources, worksheets, writing prompts, themed colouring pages, craft and snack ideas for parents, teachers and caregivers.

Website: https://bit.ly/2U7ctVU

8) Artrageous with Nate

Videos about artists and art projects to create.

Website: https://bit.ly/2vBaobi

9) Bamboo Learning

Bamboo Learning offers FREE voice-based applications (Alexa skills) that cover a range of academic subjects, including math, ELA/listening comprehension, and social studies.

Website: https://bit.ly/33xffad

10) Black Box Education

Digital and interactive resources for drama, dance and theatre.

Website: https://bit.ly/3diSjjt

 

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