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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

Year 6 Transition to Marches

Today I have received and email from the Year 7 lead at the Marches school, Mr Kemble. He has asked me to pass on this information to every parent of any child who will be attending the Marches in September.

Good morning all. I hope you are all well and keeping safe at this difficult time.

You may be aware that packs for Year 6 students joining us in September were posted out last week, rather than the usual delivery to primary schools.

All packs contained a reply paid envelope for all the reply slips to go into, regardless of any conflicting instructions that may have been on any of the paperwork in the pack.

I wonder if you could convey this please in your next Year 6 communication to your families as we have confused a number of them:

All slips are to go into the reply paid envelope and posted back to The Marches for the deadline of the 15th May

In addition, a direct debit mandate was missing from the packs. We are currently working on a means of getting this out to them.

If you have any questions regarding these transition packs, I would encourage you to contact the Marches directly.

Best wishes everyone and stay safe.

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

Class 5 Homepage

Check out the new Class 5 Homepage using the tabs at the top of the screen.
All of the messages and future learning will be posted in this area from now on.

My Maths

Good Morning wonderful members of Class 5.

I hope that you are all well and looking after your families, and keeping them entertained. Yesterday, I set my family a blindfold drawing challenge. They could draw anything they liked, the only rule was they had to be blindfolded! Then they had to send the picture to me on our group chat by 5pm. Why not do the same with any friends you have? Some of the pictures I was sent were truly awful but it gave us all a giggle.
I’ve put plenty of ratio homework on My Maths. These should be completed after looking at the white Rose home learning lessons. Don’t worry about the deadlines on these. Just have a go when you get the chance.

Speak soon guys.

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


Problem of the Day

Good morning wonderful pupils of Class 5.  I hope that you are well.  It has been a really strange last seven days. 

Below is a link to the White Rose – Problem of the day.  This is updated each day with a new problem for both younger and older children.  Why not challenge your parents to see who can answer all the questions first?https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/

On the White Rose website, there is also a home learning tab.  This has loads of videos to show you how to complete some really challenging maths.  See if you can learn something new to teach to someone else in you house.

Finally, it’s really important to stay active.  Healthy body = healthy mind. Here is a link to Joe Wick’s daily workout on Youtube.  Why not start the day with a family aerobic session. 

  Hakuna Matata!


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