Home Learning Example Timetable
2nd May 2020
What a learning journey we have all been on these past weeks. We have all been learning new skills, including the teachers! Many of you are managing to access your work on Google Classroom and are turning in some super work. Thank you. Keep going, you are doing well!
For those of you who are unable to access the online work, I hope that you are working your way through the packs we prepared for you. I look forward to seeing your work when we collect those in. Keep sending in your pictures and let us know what new skills you are developing. To make access easier, I have made video tutorials on Google Classroom for most lessons, and hopefully this will give you more support and you will have to rely less on your adults at home.
Remember to email me if you would like any help, or just to say hello and keep in touch.
Keep up the good work, Nightingales.
Welcome to Nightingales
Next week, home learning will begin and all of the staff at school have been working hard to prepare resources to support you and your parents through this unusual situation. Everyone will have taken home, or have had delivered, a home learning pack and details of how to contact us if you need support or guidance. Regular work will be set via 'Google Classroom' or from your printed resources. We know that you will give this your same fantastic focus as you do with your regular classwork. Above is a copy of an example timetable to help you plan your day.
We have added links to a few resources which may be helpful during the coming weeks. There are lots of suggestions for great books to keep you enthralled, and some sites with interactive maths games to keep those key skills going.
Remember that we can be contacted by email if you need any help or guidance. We look forward to hearing from you during the coming weeks.
Our fantastic fledgling Nightingales are now juniors, just entering their journey into KS2. Together, we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with lots of challenges and learning experiences. Our curriculum overview has details of what we will be learning across the curriculum.
Our P.E. lessons will take place on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure that P.E. footwear is suitable and safe for active wear. For safety reasons, children with pierced ears should remove their earrings for P.E. sessions. When the weather is particularly cold, children can wear tracksuit bottoms or a sweatshirt.
Homework is set on Wednesdays and should be returned on the following Monday. Tasks will focus mainly on spellings, times tables and maths but there may be additional tasks set. In addition to set homework, children are expected to read for 15 minutes each evening and record their reading in their reading record. We will also upload 'Active Learn' maths games for children to practise skills that they have been learning in class.
Keep an eye on our class pages as we will be adding photographs and documents as we go through the term so that you can keep track of school life in Nightingales.
We have had a busy term learning to be juniors. We have learnt how to be geologists and explore the natural world around us as we learnt about rocks and soils. We have learnt about The British Isles and the United Kingdom and are finding out more about how our country was shaped and how it continues to change. We have been writing our own stories based on 'The Lighthouse' video animation.
Last week, we visited Sutton Courtenay Environmental Centre for an exciting day out. We explored the woodlands and looked at animals in their habitats and even got to see some live voles close up. After we had done a bit of bird spotting, we made bird feeders to help the birds to keep themselves fed through the long winter. After lunch, and a play in the woods, we made a bug hotel to provide a home for thousands of mini-beasts. We all had a fantastic day.
Take a look at our photographs.