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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!
Hi Class 4,
Hope you are all well and managed to spend time in the garden today with the lovely sunshine. I am sure the home learning packs are keeping you busy but I wanted to share with you some other resources and ideas as well. It’s a really good idea to create a timetable for your weekdays, if possible.
Sometimes it’s just nice to listen to somebody else read to you. The link below should take you to David Walliams’ site where he reads a free audio story from ‘The World’s Worst Children’ – the story changes each day. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
For English, I think it would be a great idea to keep a diary. You may feel like you have nothing to write about but you are all living in history right now. The following link: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en/resource/a-cloudy-lesson-ks2-activity-pack should take you to a lovely short film and free activity pack. You are free to pick and choose the activities you would like to complete from the pack. Why not show off to your parents and write the dialogue for the video? After all, you are fantastic at the Hand of Speech!
As Mr Jones has already shared, White Rose are providing Home Learning activities and videos for maths. Here are the links, this week’s objectives are all ones we have already completed in School so hopefully you can get off to a confident start. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ I have also released all of the decimal activities on My Maths as well, ignore the due dates – I just have to choose one in order to set the tasks.
Joe Wicks is doing a PE session each weekday. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl There are also some lovely yoga videos on YouTube too, if you fancy a different activity. Go Noodle is another good resource for mindfulness and physical activity breaks – it is free to sign up for. I’m sure you can’t wait to show your parents the ‘Take a Breath’ video!
Why not create a rainbow, as a symbol of hope, for your window. They really do brighten up your daily walk – I know the ones I have seen brought a smile to my face.
Finally, a spot of science. This term we have been focusing on forces. Why not create a ramp in your garden and time how long it takes a toy car to roll down it? Can you slow the time this takes down by changing the material on the ramp? Some materials will produce more friction than others. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs
You could also investigate ‘How to make the best parachute?’ There’s lots of ideas to help you with this online. The greater the air resistance, the slower your parachute will fall. Can you remember the other force that will be acting on your parachute?
I am sure all of these activities will keep you busy for a while. Remember even though Miss Hughes and I are not seeing you at the moment, we still care about each and everyone of you and are proud of your achievements. We are here if you need us. Keep up the hard work!
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
Yesterday evening, the Bryn Offa athletics team competed in the second round of the Oswestry area indoor athletics competition.
After a fantastic effort one week ago we found ourselves in first place. I am pleased to say that once again our pupils did us proud and produced another dazzling display.
Click on the link below to see the full results table. The final session will take place on Thursday 30th January at 3:40pm.
Well done to all of the children!
Thursday evening saw the first of three indoor athletics events being held at the Marches school.
Bryn Offa’s team had been training hard all week and produced a sensational display in both field events and the relays. This has seen us move into first place after round 1.
To see some action from the event and the current leaderboard- click on the link below.
Today we all made our own gift box using Computer Aided Design (CAD). Once the children had designed their net, they created it on the computer and printed out a paper prototype. Some children then needed to make some alterations before printing out their final product onto card. Inside their Christmas gift box was some yummy chocolate and orange shortbread. As well as developing their D&T skills, this project allowed them to practise perseverance and patience.
Well done Class 4 – You have created some amazing products and I am incredibly proud of you all!
This week in Class 4 we are looking at shell structures. We started off by evaluating current products and decided what we liked and would use for our own product. We decided to use exciting font, pictures and a colour scheme on our product. It was essential our food product had an ingredient list too.
Next, we had a go at making 3D shapes from nets.
We learnt that pyramids were a nightmare to make, tabs were essential and worked best when in a trapezium shape. We created our design criteria: Design, make and evaluate a gift box for a family member for Christmas.
Our last task of the day was to start designing our own gift box. The children have worked really hard and been extremely enthusiastic.
Well done Class 4
The Year 5s had a fantastic few days at Condover and behaved exceptionally well, as always. They challenged themselves to try new things, whether that was on the trapeze or staying away from home for the first time. I have added a selection of photos below but the children should be able to access all of the photos on the computers in school.