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Home Learning

Dear Parents and Pupils,

Four weeks ago the government took the decision to close all schools across the country. In order for your child to continue learning at home, Bryn Offa provided them with a learning pack and further links on the school website to interactive resources. In addition to this, Easter activities were also posted on the individual class homepages. As a staff we now feel these those resources have been exhausted and therefore further learning tasks will need to be provided.

Starting from 9:00am Monday, and each Monday throughout the summer term, each class homepage will be updated with a week’s worth of tasks. These can be found using the tabs on the top of the Bryn Offa website and scrolling down to find – Class 5 Homepage for example.

These tasks are not designed to work like a full day in school. But more of a little and often approach. It’s safe to say that the biggest priority for everyone at the moment is to stay safe and to look after each other. If these tasks help pass the time, then great.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the tasks set, please don’t hesitate to contact your class teacher. The email address can be found on the individual class homepages.

Best wishes, I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Mr Jones

Class Homepages

Good Afternoon Bryn Offa Team,

Just a quick note to remind you to check your individual class homepage using the tab at the top of the page. These have recently been updated with individual class email addresses so that you are able to contact your class teacher directly with any questions or concerns that you may have.

In addition to this, you will find details of Mrs Hartland’s rainbow challenge. How many rainbows can we create altogether? I have seen loads on my daily walks and they always put a smile on my face.

Stay safe and take care everyone!

Mr Jones

White Rose Maths Home Learning

Good Morning

The link below takes you to the home learning link of the White Rose maths site. This is the scheme of work that we use at Bryn Offa.

From this link, you will be able to access a video demonstration of the topic currently being covered by your child, a question sheet to check their understanding and (most importantly) the answer sheet.

This section of the site is updated daily. There are a few lessons already on there. Hopefully, this will be your daily maths session all sorted.

Best wishes, keep looking after each other.

Mr Jones

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Home Learning Packs

On Tuesday evening, the teaching staff made the decision to start creating home learning packs in the event of a school closure. These packs have been sent home with the children yesterday and today. When the school closes, please have a look through the material and encourage your child to complete the activities. The majority of the tasks are revision based and therefore recapping existing learning. If your child is currently absent from school, these packs will be delivered at the soonest opportunity.

In addition to these packs, My Maths homework will be updated regularly by the teaching staff and there is some additional material for each year group that can be accessed using the web links below.

In order to access the additional Twinkle Packs, you will need to follow the steps below. This company have allowed all parents a free months pass in order to support the learning of each child during these testing times.

Many thanks for your support.

Mr Jones

How do I sign up for the free month?

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code you have received, or CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code

Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-6-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549924

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-5-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549923

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549922

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-3-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549921

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-2-school-closure-pack-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549920

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-1-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549919

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/eyfs-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-tp-2549368

Class 2 – Washing your hands investigation

A couple of weeks ago Class 2 began an investigations to find out why it is so important to wash your hands.

We used three pieces of bread. The first piece we all touched after being out on the playground at playtime (without washing our hands). The second piece we all touched after a normal classroom lesson (without washing our hands). The final piece of bread we all touched after washing our hands with soap and using hand sanitiser.

Once we had touched all three we put them in separate zip lock bags and hung them in the same place in the corridor so that the other classes could also watch what happens. Today after two weeks we wrote our conclusions.

This was the first piece of bread we touched after being on the playground!
This is the piece we touched after a lesson.
This piece of bread we touched after washing and sanitising our hands.

“We found out that germs will make mould on bread because there is thousands of germs on the bread. The first piece of bread was after playtime and had the most germs on it. The second piece was after a lesson. It had the second most germs on it. The last piece of bread was after cleaning our hands and it was spotless! We should wash our hands because it gets rid of 99.9 percent of germs!”

Ollie Taffee

“We found out that when we put germs on bread it makes mould. You should wash your hands to get rid of germs”

Zachary Morgan

“The germs made the mould which is the green stuff on the bread. We should wash our hands so we don’t get poorly. We should wash our hands to kill most of the germs, It was really fun”

Beau McArdle

“We found out that the more germs you get the more bits of mould there is. Germs can make you poorly. Some germs can be good for you and some are bad. Germs make mould. The whole investigation was about why we wash our hands. We wash our hands so that we don’t get poorly”

Esme Jones

Class 2 – Sport relief

We had a great time this morning running the sport relief mile!

Some of us did enough laps for 2 miles!!

We also used the heart rate monitors to see what happens to our pulse before, after and during exercise.

Class 2 – Dogs trust

Yesterday morning we were very lucky to have a visit from Alison from Shrewsbury Dog’s trust!

She taught us all to have good dog manners and to make sure we weren’t being accidentally rude to any dogs.

We also really enjoyed her whole school worship.

Class 1 and 2 Visit the Heritage Centre

Today Class 1 and 2 enjoyed a muddy walk to the Llanymynech Heritage Centre. Along the walk, we spotted signs of Spring and ticked them off our checklist. Down at the centre, we found a variety of fauna to match up to our colour catchers, and searched in different habitats for wildlife.

Class 2 – World Book Day

For World Book Day the children came in dressed as their favourite book character!

We started they day with guess the book riddles, enjoyed a shared read of our favourite books and completed our own book reviews.

The outfits were fantastic!!!!

Class 2 – Astronaut Training Day

On Tuesday Class 2 took part in an amazing astronaut training day!

We started off the morning with a recorded interview with Tim Peake where he was explaining what it was like to be in space!

We then headed into the incredible planetarium where we learnt all about constellations, planets and galaxies.

After break we had to measure ourselves for our space suits! We used rulers, metre sticks and tape measures to measure accurately in standard units.

We then had to do a senses test! We had to guess what an item was by using one of our senses. Firstly we tasted astronaut food which tastes the same as normal but doesn’t look the same! We then went on to test our sense of smell, hearing and touch.

In the afternoon James put us through an astronaut fitness test which involved dodging meteors thrown by aliens and aiming our rockets at targets!

We all passed our astronaut training!!