Class 4 2020 - 2021

Mr Gordon

Mrs Maguire

17.6.20

Hello everyone,
Usually at this time of the year we would be helping to prepare your child for transition to the next year group.  For the year 2 children, moving to the next year group is also a move into a new key stage.  
As I'm sure you understand activities to support this transition will not be able to happen as we would like, due to the ongoing circumstances.  And to be honest, we do not yet know exactly how things will be in September.  
Whatever happens in September, I have faith in Westwood and know that the school will do everything they can to help support your child's return to school.  

In the meantime, Mrs G Bennett has asked if the children could all create an 'all about me page'.  She would like the opportunity for your child to give some information about themselves so she can start to get to know you better.
I have attached an example of some headings you could use, but you don't have to use this worksheet, you could use ICT or other methods to communicate your information.  

I would appreciate it if you could all help your child to create a page profile about themselves.  If you are then able to photograph or screen shot their work and upload it to their Seessaw account before Friday 26th June please, I will then forward these to Mrs G Bennett.
Thank you
Mr Gordon

 

16.6.20

As our school makes preparations to reopen safely for groups of children, we know that homelearning will need to continue until the end of term. (24th July).

Learning grid 3 has been sent out to parents through Seesaw and email.  Language and maths learning remains the main focus and we hope you are all able to continue to support your child in undertaking some of these activities.  There are daily and weekly aims to guide you and information including useful websites to help support learning.

In addition to these areas, we have adopted the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' approach and recognise the importance of supporting your child's physical and mental health.  At the start of each week, I will be sending out activities on Seesaw that your child and/or the whole family can join in with daily.

Please continue to upload photos and videos to me on SeeSaw.  It doesn't have to be related to the learning grid activities, but it's a nice way to check in with each other until we can be face to face.

Take care and stay safe.   

1.5.20

I hope by now you have all had time to have a look at and try some of the activities from Learning Grid 2.  Thank you to those parents who have been in contact with me, either on SeeSaw or through school email. I hope I have answered all of your questions and you are all coping with managing with home learning and home life!

I'm sure lots of you have been clapping for the NHS and key workers.  But don't forget to take a moment to give your own family a clap for staying strong together and managing each and every day.

I would like to thank those of you who have been able to share some of your children's work with me on SeeSaw.  It's been so nice to be able to see examples of their work and even some videos and give each child some personal feedback.  I would like to encourage those who have not shared some of your children's work with me to try to have a go.

Don't forget to listen to our Friday story and send me a message voting for the story your child would like to be read to them next week!

Take care and stay safe

Mr Gordon

27.4.20

We've all been in lockdown for 6 weeks now and well done to all of you who have been staying at home.  I know you have all been working hard to keep your children engaged in learning activities, and I know how challenging this can be.  Not only to help them to work and find fun activities but also to manage the daily tasks whilst being in lock down.  

Incase some children are running out of ideas to keep them stimulated, I have attached the second learning grid with activities to the files to keep them going for a furher 6 weeks.  I have tried to provide a mixture of online and offline activities to help them to develop and learn new skills, particularly in the areas of maths, writing, reading and topic.  The main document is 'Learning Grid 2', with the other files being referred to in some of the tasks.

Please check your emails sent out today (27.04.20) To these I have attached all the files including your child's individual Home Learning QR Codes, you will need to help your child to post work directly to their journals on SeeSaw. When posting your child's work please select the yellow skills folder name 'HOME LEARNING FOLDER'.

I draw your attention to the documents added to the files (These have also been sent out to you via email):

SeeSaw Personal Account.

GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS AND PUPILS CONCERNING LEARNING PLATFORMS, EMAILS AND COMMUNICATION  DURING THE COVID 19 HOME LEARNING PERIOD 

Learning Grid 2

White Rose Home Learning

Twinkl: locating traditional tales

KS1 French

30 Days of Lego Play

Please encourage your children to try their best with some of these activities, have fun and stay positive!

Stay safe everyone,

Mr Gordon

 

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