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Home Learning Celebration Wall

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During the school closure this page will celebrate the achievements and efforts of children as they carry on their learning at home.  We understand that Home Learning is different to the type of learning school 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:

  • 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. 
  • From Monday 20th of April, BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy are providing a range of daily video lessons for children from Reception to Year 6.  Links to these sites are below and teachers will be advising which lessons to complete.

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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