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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!
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.
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.
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
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.
“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!”
“We found out that when we put germs on bread it makes mould. You should wash your hands to get rid of germs”
“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”
“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”
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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!!
This week Class 2 have completed a space buggy project in their D&T lessons.
They were set the challenge in teams to create a model space buggy which could have been used on the moon.
Firstly, we discussed how to make the buggy move and completed some work looking at the mechanisms of wheels and axles.
Children then had to create a design criteria before completing a design sheet in groups.
On Thursday morning the children created their designs! This included having to saw wood to create axles and use a wide range of materials to further develop their models.
Finally, they had to evaluate not only their product but also the work of another group.
I think you’ll agree their hard work has paid off and the models look amazing!
Well done Class 2!