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Hi my lovely Opal class; well done for all the learning you have done. It is half term- enjoy yourself and spend time with your loved ones! Love Ms Cooke

Hi my lovely Opal class; well done for all the learning you have done. It is half term- enjoy yourself and spend time with your loved ones! Love Ms Cooke 1

Summer 1, Week 5 (Week beginning 18th May)

Hello Opal Class, 

I hope you are well! You were all very productive last week! I received lots of lovely emails and photos; thank you! 

I will be in school Thursday and Friday this week; I will try and call you over these 2 days. Remember keep in touch and keep safe!

Love Ms Cooke

Friday 22nd May 2020 Home learning

Pics from Thursday home learning

Pics from Thursday home learning  1 Alaura-Belle meeting her new sister
Pics from Thursday home learning  2 Iestyn's plan and story
Pics from Thursday home learning  3 Louie's hexagon planner
Pics from Thursday home learning  4 Louie being a good big brother

Pics of 20th May home learning

Pics of 20th May home learning 1 Abby's science hypothesis
Pics of 20th May home learning 2 Abby's experiment
Pics of 20th May home learning 3 Abby's floating
Pics of 20th May home learning 4 Iestyn's maths
Pics of 20th May home learning 5 Iestyn's thinking
Pics of 20th May home learning 6 Max's poster to save the ocean
Pics of 20th May home learning 7 Max's lego collage

Good morning, I have attached the phase 4 and phase 5 sound mats plus the common exception words for Year 1 (as requested)

Pics from home learning

Pics from home learning  1 Francesca's treasure hunt
Pics from home learning  2 Ava has been a busy bee
Pics from home learning  3 We are going on a treasure hunt
Pics from home learning  4 Murray using his treasure as counters
Pics from home learning  5 Murray and his phonics

Summer 1 Week 4, Week beginning 11th May 2020

 

Good Morning Opal class, 

I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend and managed to get outside in the sun at some point. It was lovely speaking with you all last week on the phone and I have made some adjustments to our learning activities based on feedback I received. We will finish the learning on Pirates love underpants and then I will begin setting shorter mini tasks each day which do not necessarily follow on from each other. Feedback welcome and wanted. 

I have also added an option for the maths learning, if you fancy a change from white rose learning. 

The family learning topics this week are based on pirates which is perfect for us! So I hope you enjoy doing those activities too! 

 

Don't forget to join Miss Carter for her singing assembly this morning! 

 

Have a lovely week, keep sending me your fantastic pics and emails. 

 

From Ms Cooke x

Pics from Friday 15th home learning

Pics from Friday 15th home learning  1 Amelie making yummy biscuits
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  2 Francesca has learnt to knit
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  3 Lucas and his learning
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  4 Oscar's wanted poster
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  5 Oscar's learning
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  6 Oscar's book review
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  7 Oscar tackling his maths
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  8 Storm in a cup science experiment
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  9 Lego pirate ship
Pics from Friday 15th home learning  10 HAPPY BIRTHDAY RORY!

Pictures of Thursday 14th learning

Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 1 Elodie's wanted AD
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 2 Holly the pirate
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 3 Holly's learning
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 4 Lucas' message in a bottle
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 5 Lucas' book review
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 6 You have something in your hood Matthew
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 7 Looks like an eruption..
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 8 Matthew riding
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 9 They're behind you..
Pictures of Thursday 14th learning 10 Matthew scooting fast

Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning

Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  1 A.Belle in her pirate ship
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  2 A.Belle releasing her message in a bottle
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  3 A.Belle sorting alien words
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  4 Ava and her message in a bottle
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  5 Ava's message
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  6 Ava enjoying some fresh air
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  7 Elodie's glowing jar
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  8 Murray's book review
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  9 Tali's tea stained treasure map
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  10 Family map making
Pictures of Wednesday 13th Learning  11 Lilla reading peacefully

Pictures from Tuesday 12th home learning

Pictures from Tuesday 12th home learning  1 A.Belle writing her own pirate story
Pictures from Tuesday 12th home learning  2 Iestyn's learning
Pictures from Tuesday 12th home learning  3 Iestyn's book review
Pictures from Tuesday 12th home learning  4 Max's pirate treasure map

Tuesday 12th May 2020 Home Learning

Pictures from Monday's home learning

Pictures from Monday's home learning 1 Ava's phonics
Pictures from Monday's home learning 2 A.Belle with her new friends
Pictures from Monday's home learning 3 A.Belle learning hard
Pictures from Monday's home learning 4 Amelie pirate learning
Pictures from Monday's home learning 5 Amelie's pirate ship
Pictures from Monday's home learning 6
Pictures from Monday's home learning 7 Ella's insect spotting
Pictures from Monday's home learning 8 Pirate Murray and Pirate Dad
Pictures from Monday's home learning 9 Murray found the treasure

Monday 11th May 2020 Home learning

 

Family topic grid week 4- pirates

Below you will find a range of tasks based around this week’s theme.  Some of these tasks you will need to complete individually, others you may choose to do alongside a sibling or adult. You should aim to attempt at least 4 of these tasks over the week. Remember we love to see your work and see some of the amazing things that you are doing so please don’t forget to email them to your class teacher. Have Fun!

Pirate ship

Design and make your own pirate ship or explorers boat using items around the home (junk modelling). Remember you could use large pieces of material and very large boxes! Does it have a flag? You could design your own and paint or draw it.

What shape does it need to be? Is it going to be able to carry people?

Floating or sinking

Once you’ve made you ship or boat, test it to see if it floats or sinks. Use the bath, sink or paddling pool. If it sinks can you make alterations to improve it?

Can it hold any weight? (you could use small world characters/dolls/lego people etc)

Pirate characters

Design your own pirate character! Draw them and describe them.

Can you write a poem about your pirate. Make sure it includes descriptions and see if you can make it rhyme!

Pirate maps

You are a pirate and have been marooned on a desert island! Draw a pirate map to show where you have travelled in your ship and the island you have landed on. You could label your island, what is it like? What is on the island?

Write a message in a bottle to go with the map to send for help!

Treasure Maps

Watch Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs missing treasure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7PJLqPfBA

Can you draw Captain Flinn a treasure map to help find the treasure? Will it lead from the island back to the museum? You could use a teabag to help make pirate paper! Can you draw your own pirate dinosaur? What would it be called?

Explorers

Use https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-explorers/zjh8bdm or https://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/

Or any other resource to find out about a famous explorer. Who were they? Where did they go? What happened to them on their journey? You could make a storyboard/comic strip of their story, or perhaps turn your learning into a video using an app like imovie.

Training for the Arctic/Antarctic

Find out what training you might need to do if you were going to go on an expedition to the coldest places on Earth. This video might inspire you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGqGkQ3hjT4

Watch a training session  here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgZdYGP_Qtc

You could design a training session or make a wanted poster for the skills and fitness needed to do this.

Equipment and clothing

Imagine you are an explorer, where are you going? What is the climate/weather like where you are planning to explore? What would you need to wear? What would you need to take with you?

You could draw or paint yourself as an explorer and label what you are wearing and taking with you.

You could take this further and dress up as an explorer. Do you have any equipment at home that you may need? Don’t forget to take a picture!

Exploring Space

Find out about the ‘Endeavour’. What was it? Where did it go?

Imagine you are a member of crew on board the Endeavour, on her maiden voyage. Write a diary entry about your first day in Space. Include lots of detail about the flight and the run up to it.

Summer 1 Week 3

Good Morning Opal Class, 

I hope you are keeping safe and enjoying sharing your learning experiences!

I am in school Weds-Fri this week; hopefully I will give you all a call to say hello over those three days. 

Keep in touch and remember just do what you can; there is no right way, we are all making our own best fits!. 

There will only be 4 days of learning set this week, due to bank holiday Friday.

Please remember to check out the home learning hub if you would like to try alternative activities, such as those from Mrs Lochhead and other teachers. Miss Carter will be be starting the week with her amazing singing assembly on Monday so make sure you join her if you can! 

 

I have attempted to read each section of the book this week for Eng so hopefully you can watch it. 

Have a lovely week!

Ms Cooke x

Friday 8th May 2020

 

Well done all; another week complete! It is bank holiday today so I will not be setting any learning activities for you today.

I want you to have a well deserved rest this weekend and spend quality time with your families! I am so proud of what you are achieving and have loved speaking to you and your Mummy and Daddy this week! Happy VE day! Stay safe! 

Thursday 7th May 2020 Home learning

Thursday 7th May Home learning pics

Thursday 7th May Home learning pics 1 Flat teachers at the animal hospital
Thursday 7th May Home learning pics 2 Matylda's mermaid map
Thursday 7th May Home learning pics 3 Amelie creating VE bunting
Thursday 7th May Home learning pics 4 Ellis and his colour mixing
Thursday 7th May Home learning pics 5 Freya's beautiful big write
Thursday 7th May Home learning pics 6 Holly and her new friends
Thursday 7th May Home learning pics 7 Holly's topic learning

Wednesday 6th May 2020 Home learning

Wednesday 6th May Home learning pics

Wednesday 6th May Home learning pics 1 Abby and her mind map
Wednesday 6th May Home learning pics 2 Abby's great tea stained treasure map
Wednesday 6th May Home learning pics 3 Lilla's lovely letter
Wednesday 6th May Home learning pics 4 Lilla and her fantastic flowers
Wednesday 6th May Home learning pics 5 Louie's WOW descriptive paragraph
Wednesday 6th May Home learning pics 6 Lucas and his flat friends

Tuesday 5th May 2020 Home learning

Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics

Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 1 Lucas doing his daily exercise
Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 2 Iestyn designing medals
Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 3 Iestyn's mind map
Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 4 Lucas is learning
Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 5 Lucas at the lake
Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 6 Scientist Holly
Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 7 Scientist Holly investigates
Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 8 Lucas and his learning
Tuesday 5th May Home learning pics 9 Tali is very happy to meet the flat teachers

Monday 4th May 2020 Home Learning

Monday 4th May Home learning pics

Monday 4th May Home learning pics 1 Jim learnt to ride!
Monday 4th May Home learning pics 2 Jim reading The pirates next door

 

Week 3 Family Learning Grid

Below you will find a range of tasks based around this week’s theme.  Some of these tasks you will need to complete individually, others you may choose to do alongside a sibling or adult. You should aim to attempt at least 4 of these tasks over the week. Remember we love to see your work and see some of the amazing things that you are doing so please don’t forget to email them to your class teacher. Have Fun!

Understanding World War Two/VE Day

On 8th May 1945, Britain celebrated the end of World War Two.  To understand why VE Day was so important, you need to understand WW2. Visit these sites to help in your research:

Primary Homework Help - WW2

A Brief Overview of World War II – Video

BBC Teach - VE Day

What Is VE Day?

Can you create a timeline of important events leading up to VE Day?

Reporting

Create a newspaper front page or article. Written either as if we were in 1945 or about the celebrations happening now. Think about what is happening, why, where and who is taking part.

 

Or, you could  create a VE Day word search. Include key words linking to the Second World War, perhaps the countries involved and/or world leaders. Send it to your teacher for them to find the words!

Medals and awards

When the First World War ended, soldiers who had fought were honoured with a medal. It was symbol of great pride but was also designed to be symbolic and meaningful.

Design your own VE day medal for soldiers who served in the Second World War. It must include symbolism and annotations to explain your choices for the medal and ribbon.

Spitfire Science

 Design and make your own Spitfire. You could make it out of paper, wood, recycled materials, etc. Test out your design. How far does it glide?

Does the material used for a paper plane affect the distance it travels? Try using newspaper, card, tinfoil, etc and carry out a test. Remember, only change ONE thing to make it a fair test.

Recipe time

When VE day happened, food was in short supply and rationing was a daily reality. Can you find some wartime recipes and perhaps even try some out? ( e.g. an eggless sponge, cheese and potato dumplings, spam hash) You could draw or write the recipe/method or perhaps write or record your own food review.

Morse Code

Morse code was used during WW2 to pass messages between boats. Using a morse code alphabet, write or perform a message for others at home.

You could also find out about the history of morse code.

‘Stay At Home’ Street Party

Read this article on Newsround and look closely at the photographs. How did people celebrate in 1945? Plan your own ‘stay at home’ street party. 

What games could be played? What decorations would be put up?  What food would be eaten?  Who would be there?  Is there anyone in your family who went to a VE Day party you could speak to?

 

For something more simple, you could design your own VE Day party invitation or create your own Union Jack flag bunting or make a Union Jack flag out of Lego!

VE Day Songs

Try and learn the Horrible Histories VE Day song and perform it to your family.

Create your own motivational song. Listen to some of these traditional war time songs for inspiration.

Wartime song lyrics

Run, rabbit, run!

Long way to Tipperary/ Pack up your troubles

We’ll meet again

The White Cliffs of Dover

Learn step-by-step how to Swing dance (The Lindy Hop) which originated in the late 1920s and early 1930s in Harlem, New York City.

Winston Churchill

Who was Winston Churchill? Why do we remember him today? Produce a fact file/ poster displaying your information.

Create a mind map or list of facts about Winston Churchill.

What was his job?

Why was he so important during WW2?

What was one of his famous phrases?

You can read more about Churchill using this link Ducksters.

CHALLENGE: Can you learn Winston Churchill’s Victory speech and record yourself presenting it?

Summer term 1 Week 2

Hi Opal Class, 

Wow! Thank you for all your lovely pictures and emails of yourselves, your families, your new pets and of course your learning. I really love seeing it all. I am so proud of you all for adapting, accepting and continuing to enjoy learning in these strange circumstances. Thank you parents/carers for all your support and hard work at this time; either through home learning or through continuing to work yourselves. It is a team effort! I just wanted to remind you that it is okay not to get all the activities completed, or to have days where you do no learning and others where you do lots. It is also just as good for you to do child led or family led learning which fits around your circumstances. As long as your minds are active that is all that matters! I am continuing to set daily learning for you but do not worry if you do not complete it on that day, it will remain on the web page so you can work at your own pace. 

Remember keep safe and keep in touch! 

Love 

Ms Cooke x

 

Don't forget Monday morning singing assembly tomorrow with Miss Carter and Mrs Lochhead has uploaded some lovely well-being activities on the the home learning hub if you want something different to do. 

 

Yay! We have all made it to the end of the home school week! I have just about survived my children this week; I have seen enough salt dough and trod on enough lego to last me a very long time! Haha! 

Remember I do love to hear from you; your emails do not just need to be full of wonderful work but they can also be a quick hello and a catch up! Have a fantastic Friday and brilliant weekend! From Mrs Cooke x

Friday 1st May 2020 Home Learning

Friday 1st May Home learning pics

Friday 1st May Home learning pics 1 Murray's amazing story!
Friday 1st May Home learning pics 2 Oscar's fact file
Friday 1st May Home learning pics 3 Oscar's differences
Friday 1st May Home learning pics 4 Oscar's thought bubbles
Friday 1st May Home learning pics 5 Oscar's letter to Tilda
Friday 1st May Home learning pics 6 Oscar's advertisement
Friday 1st May Home learning pics 7 Aubrey's seeds
Friday 1st May Home learning pics 8 Aubrey has been learning how to draw mermaids
Friday 1st May Home learning pics 9 Aubrey being creative

Thursday 30th April 2020 Home Learning

Thursday 30th April Home learning pics

Thursday 30th April Home learning pics 1 Abby's advertisement
Thursday 30th April Home learning pics 2 Abby's similarities and differences
Thursday 30th April Home learning pics 3 Abby's thought bubbles
Thursday 30th April Home learning pics 4 Abby's letter from Jim Lad
Thursday 30th April Home learning pics 5 Murray's advertisement
Thursday 30th April Home learning pics 6 Murray's letter

Wednesday 29th April 2020 Home Learning

Hi Opal Class: Just a note to say you are all doing amazing! There is no wrong way of doing any of this! I want everyone to be happy and safe; you are all learning without noticing it (life skills and family time) and I want you all to be proud of what you are achieving! 

 

A few people have asked for some of the books we might use for English this term; these are the books I am hoping to use. 

-The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle

-Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedam

-Port Side Pirates by Debbie Harter (this is a song/rhyme one- so possibly if we have time) 

-Captain Abdul's Pirate School by Colin McNaughton 

 

Take Care, 

Ms Cooke x

Wednesday 29th April Home Learning pics

Wednesday 29th April Home Learning pics 1 Ava and her Dull on Sea advertisement
Wednesday 29th April Home Learning pics 2 Rory on a nature hunt
Wednesday 29th April Home Learning pics 3 Rory and his dino art

Tuesday 28th April 2020 Home Learning

Tuesday 28th April Home learning pics

Tuesday 28th April Home learning pics 1 Amelie working well with her sister
Tuesday 28th April Home learning pics 2 Amelie has made her own clock
Tuesday 28th April Home learning pics 3 Creative Elma art for Louie

Monday 27th April 2020 Home Learning

Monday 27th April Home learning pics

Monday 27th April Home learning pics 1 Ella has adopted a Gorilla! How special!
Monday 27th April Home learning pics 2 Murray at home
Monday 27th April Home learning pics 3 Murray's finished bug hotel
Monday 27th April Home learning pics 4 Murray the carpenter

 

 

Week 2 Family learning grid - Our Wonderful World 

 

Below you will find a range of tasks based around this week’s theme.  Some of these tasks you will need to complete individually, others you may choose to do alongside a sibling or adult.

You should aim to attempt at least 4 of these tasks over the week.

Remember we love to see your work and see some of the amazing things that you are doing so please don’t forget to email them to your class teacher.

Have Fun!

Different types of homes

Depending on where you live around the world, housing types look different; igloos, round houses, long houses, thatched cottages, turf houses, Siheyuan houses. Make a leaflet/factsheet/poster about three different types of houses. Can you describe what they are built of, how they are constructed, why they are made of certain materials?

Animal Habitats

Different animals live in different places. Pick an animal and research its habitat. Describe what the habitat is like and explain how the animal is suited to that habitat. How does the habitat provide the animal with its basic needs?

 

 

Animals and Plants

When you are next in your garden or on a walk in your local area, look out for the different animals and plants in your habitat. List what you have seen then pick one animal and plant and draw it. Label your drawing with the characteristics of the animal and plant.

Make a bird feeder

Make a simple bird feeder from a cardboard tube, smothered in peanut butter (no added salt or sugar versions are suitable for birds). Roll it in bird seed and then add string. Hang it in your garden somewhere that the birds will feel safe.

How many different birds will you spot? Can you keep a tally chart?

Minibeast Hunt

Can you find ….

  • A worm
  • A spider
  • A snail
  • A butterfly

 

Make a tally chart of how many mini beasts of each you can find in your garden or on your daily walk.

Draw a picture of your favourite minibeast.

Pebble poem

  1. Collect small pebbles or stones on your daily walk.
  2. Sit outside and close your eyes. Listen carefully – what can you hear?
  3. Write words that pop into your head onto your stones.
  4. Do this as many times as you like.
  5. Then rearrange your pebbles or stones and write a poem. (Add in any extra words which would help the flow).

Armchair travelling

We can still travel in our minds at the moment. Where would you like to go?  Use this template https://www.makeandtakes.com/wp-content/uploads/Mini-Passport-Book-Template.pdf or something similar to create a passport, then travel! This series on youtube is great https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJXbuAFN9-k

 

In celebration of Spring

Spring is amazing because everything is fresh and green and new. On a walk or in your garden, what signs of Spring can you find? Could you keep a diary/photo diary/draw pictures/write a poem?

Around the world

For older children, Michael Palin’s travel programmes are amazing- Around the world in 80 days is currently on iplayer. Rated PG. Also espresso have just started a ‘Make your world Bigger’ quiz https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/make-your-world-bigger

Summer Term 1

 

Hello!

Welcome back to the Summer Term Opal class! I hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the sun and extra family time we have been given. I know this is a strange and restricted time; but we are going to try and learn together the best we can. 

Our topic this term is based around Pirates, so our English learning will still have this theme. 

I will be setting daily learning activities for you to complete if it is possible, as well as the family learning tasks. I will contactable and able to answer any questions, receive photos or just for a general catch up. I will try and put your photos on the class page also, so that your friends can see what you have been up to. Keep safe! Love Mrs Cooke x

Friday 24th April 2020 Daily Home Learning

Thursday 23rd April 2020 Daily Home Learning

Home Learning 23rd April

Home Learning 23rd April  1 Jim and his adorable new addition Teddy

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 Daily Home Learning

Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April

Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 1 Charlie-Rose adding to her time capsule
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 2 Charlie-Rose using pom poms to support maths
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 3 Iestyn creating prints using his veggies
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 4 Iestyn's pirate family
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 5 Learning to use a sewing machine!
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 6 Matylda's pirate family
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 7 Fantastic learning Ava
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 8 Lovely uniforms Elodie
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 9 Practical learning by Lilla
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 10 Fantastic writing Louie
Home Learning Wednesday 22nd April 11 Fidget spinner family task masker challenge

Tuesday 21st April 2020 Daily Learning

Home Learning Tuesday 21st April

Home Learning Tuesday 21st April 1 Oscar's amazing food research
Home Learning Tuesday 21st April 2 Fantastic writing by Louie
Home Learning Tuesday 21st April 3 Great pirate puzzle

Monday 20th April 2020 Daily Learning

Home learning Monday 20th April

Home learning Monday 20th April 1 Ellis' pirate neighbours
Home learning Monday 20th April 2 Lilla and her home made clock
Home learning Monday 20th April 3 Max's pirate neighbours
Home learning Monday 20th April 4 Amelie vegetable printing
Home learning Monday 20th April 5 Amelie enjoying a lovely sunny walk
Home learning Monday 20th April 6 Lexi working hard solving her maths questions

 

Family Learning Grid

Week 1: Food Glorious Food

Below you will find a range of tasks based around this week’s theme.  Some of these tasks you will need to complete individually, others you may choose to do alongside a sibling or adult. You should aim to attempt at least 4 of these tasks over the week. Try to pick each task from a different colour.

Remember we love to see your work and see some of the amazing things that you are doing so please don’t forget to email them to your class teacher.

Have Fun!

Using unwanted/non-edible food like potatoes, carrots, broccoli etc. Dip into paint and create a picture or repeated pattern using the food as a stamp.

Learn about your digestive system and make a model or diagram to go with this. You may find this website helpful:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8

You could even make your own football commentary style video similar to the ‘mouth, tongue, teeth’ team on the website above.

 

Which stories have you got at home which contain a food element? E.g. The Enormous Turnip, The Gingerbread Man. Little Red Hen. How many can you read in one day? Can you re-write one of them so that you have your own version? Maybe change the turnip for a carrot. You could illustrate your story too.

Can you write an algorithm (step by step instruction) to make a smoothie or a sandwich?

 

Ask another member of your family to act like a robot and follow your instructions. Remember that the instructions will need to be broken down into tiny steps or it could get very, very messy!

 

Ask an adult to take a photo of the finished product and send it through to your class teacher!

 

Look through the food in your house and decide where it comes from. Has it come from an animal? Was it grown? Has it come from somewhere else? Make a list of the food and drink you find and explain where you think it has come from.

 

Take a look at foodmiles.com – you can add the country that the food has come from and it will tell you how many miles the food has travelled. E.g. a banana from Barbados travels 4214 miles to England. How many miles has your food travelled in total? Look in an atlas – can you find where the countries are?

  Can you think of different foods of the colours of rainbow? Make a food rainbow collage by either drawing and cutting out the items, search on the internet and print out pictures or find some in magazines. Stick them in a rainbow formation. Can you write a list of the foods you have included?  Draw a chart and list the different food groups at the top. Sort the food you have included in your rainbow into each food group.

Create a healthy eating meal plate. Make sure you have something from each of the food groups and label them, explaining why they are important for the body.

 

You could keep a food diary for a few days to see how healthy your diet is!

 

The animal kingdom

What do different animals eat? What do they need to keep healthy?

You could list animals in different categories, find out about a favourite animal, make a ‘how to care for’ leaflet etc. You could even try to find out how much it would cost to feed a particular zoo animal. This was interesting: https://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/life/eat.htm

This is when we would be getting the school garden tidy and cleaning, tidying and thinking about planting. Do you have a garden? If not, you could start thinking about planting in pots or tubs?

The best way to learn about plants is of course, to grow some yourself. Use these resources to learn more.

On espresso, go to.. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/s2_plant_life/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=plants

Make a healthy pizza (using pitta bread or tortilla wraps). Add some of your favourite pizza toppings and share with your family. Ask an adult to support cutting and use of oven. Write a list of the ingredients you have used. Write the instructions and send them to your teacher so they can have a go at making it too!

A balanced diet helps us to stay healthy along with exercise. Running, jumping, skipping are all examples of ways to keep your heart healthy. Have a try at exercising for a minute, what happens to your heartbeat? Which exercises make your heart beat faster?

Food plays an important part in keeping our teeth healthy as well as our bodies. What food do you think is good/bad for our teeth? Try this experiment with drinks. You could predict what you think is going to happen first, watch what happens and then write up your findings! You could include some diagrams to go with it.

Put a hard boiled egg (a tooth!) into different drinks such as coke, milk, tea, orange juice or squash. Leave for a while and watch what happens!

Daily Task master challenge

Hello Opal Class, 

It is now your Easter Break, which means I want you to enjoy your time with your family, hopefully get out in the sunshine for your hour exercise where possible, but most importantly stay safe and well and at home! 

 

I am missing you lots now and I am finding it such a surreal situation; just as I am sure you are too! 

 

I will not be checking my emails as regularly over the next 2 weeks, due to spending my children's Easter break with them too but I would still love to see your faces and what you would have been up to so continue to send me your letters, photos and emails please- they make me smile. 

 

Mrs Adams is missing you lots too and has asked me to set you a little challenge (if you would like to complete) of creating a time capsule during this strange period of time, to create a bank of memories to represent what you did during isolation of 2020. This time will go down in history!  https://www.kxly.com/my-2020-covid-19-time-capsule/ 

 

Keep safe!  Happy Easter!

Love Mrs Cooke x

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Good Morning Opal Class, 

It is the first day of home schooling and I just wanted to tell you all I am thinking of you all. You can contact me via email hcooke@dormansland.surrey.sch.uk and if you want to send me any pics of your home learning I would love to see them. I am currently beginning to home school my own children too....We will all get through if we follow government advice and are kind and caring towards each other. Enjoy your time together and keep safe! From Mrs Cooke x

 

Spring 2- 'I am learner, get me in here!' - Australia is our topic this term, below is our topic web outlining the learning we will be conquering

Welcome back after the Christmas break. Please have a look at the Opal newsletter highlighting our topics and home learning, the topic web will follow.

Opal Class' spellings for the spring term

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READING STARS CHALLENGE

 

Opal class are taking part in the whole school 'reading stars' initiative to show the children that reading is enjoyable and should be fun. 

 

Your child will come home with their challenge sheet stuck in the cover of their reading record. If they do any of the stars, tick them and when I check reading records I will sign the star and allocate your child with a raffle ticket. The children will then be in the jar for a chance to win a prize alongside the rest of the school. 

 

Thank you for your support. 

 

Mrs Cooke

Power point from Year 1/2 coffee morning

Autumn 1 and 2 Topic web

Autumn Newsletter September 2019

Hello and welcome back!

It seems only yesterday I met your children for our taster sessions, and now we have completed our first 2 days together in Opal class.

I hope you have all had a lovely, family summer break and the children are refreshed and ready to enter our new learning phase.

 

I am really happy to remain in year 1 this year because we have lots of great, creative learning opportunities ahead of us. The first few days of term have been fantastic and the children have all settled in well, lots of smiles all round! I am looking forward to the year ahead!

 

There will be a news letter coming home next week with further housekeeping details for you information and there will be an opportunity for you to come in and meet the teachers for a coffee morning in a few weeks time.

 

*Children can bring in a healthy snack (labelled) for our afternoon snack/reflection time.

*Please return reading diaries daily, these are also contact books (thank you to those already doing this)

 

If there is anything you wish to discuss, please feel free to email me using the form below or pop in to the office to arrange a meeting face to face.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Cooke

 

Direct email to the Opal Class Teacher

If you would like to contact Mrs Cooke, please use the form below. Please note that the response time to this system of contact is three working days.


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