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Week ending 26th March 2021 

Another week has flown by and I can not believe that it is now nearly time for the Easter holidays.

The children did me proud when while I was off poorly this week; well done to them all. As you can see, much of our week was about story telling and writing. The children created a story map to plan the writing of their own version of Jack and the Beanstalk and before they started to write, they used their story maps to verbally re-tell the story to each other. Miss Edwards was impressed by their enthusiasm and knowledge of our story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

We had a 'number bonds week' in maths and everyone learnt a song, played games and undertook activities to become more familiar with the number pairs which make 10. The older children also applied their learning to recognise pairs which make 20. 

For the older children who have spelling books, please bring them in on Monday - I will do the test from last week (in the books) and I will set just three spellings to learn for a test this coming Thursday. Thank you.

This coming week, we shall be completing our learning all about Springtime and move on to learning about Easter; we shall be completing lots of art activities, writing poetry and applying what we have learnt when we undertake Easter phonics and maths activities. We will be going outside on most days, so if you would like to wear trainers each day, that will be fine.

AN IMPORTANT REQUEST: can everyone please bring in an old sock filled with dry rice for a craft activity this week...the children will bring home their finished result, so you will see why I have asked for this strange request very soon!

Thursday is the last day of term for everyone; Mrs G and I wish you all a happy and peaceful Easter and look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 19th April for the summer term.

Mrs W :)

Reminders for this week:
By Tuesday -
please bring an old sock filled with rice.
Wednesday - remember to send in your decorated eggs, if you would like to enter Miss Edwards' competition.
For Thursday - our themed show and tell session; please send a picture of 'something I am looking forward to doing over the Easter holidays'; the children will tell their friends what they are looking forward to and why. Please email to: jwakeham@pelyntprimary.co.uk
Thursday - please remember to wear trainers for our Arena PE session. 
Each day - please keep sending reading books and records in for us to change as required (we quarantine books before sending them home to another household).

 


Week ending 19th March 2021 

As you can see from our photographs, the children  have been working in teams to build castles this week.
After reading about the giant's castle in our Jack and the Beanstalk story, they were all keen to learn more about the history of castles; I then challenged them to work in teams to use various forms of construction to build their own castles. They had to include some of the features we had learnt about including battlements, a moat and drawbridge, towers and turrets. We also had castles built which included a keep, arrow slits and even beds! 
It was great to see such teamwork and a 'can do' attitude. I think the challenge continued all week, with children exploring the different mediums we had made available to build with; junk definitely proved to be a favourite.

We have finished watching/listening to our Jack and the Beanstalk story now and this coming week will be using what we have learnt to write/re-tell our own versions of the story. Everyone created their own character to replace the golden hen in the original story so we have several different versions to look forward to. We have focussed on comprehension to help everyone to really grasp what happens during this story.

In maths, the Reception children were recognising, naming and describing 3D shapes this week - again we linked this to our learning of castles and discussed the properties of each shape to make it suitable/unsuitable for building with.
In Year 1 we undertook some maths assessments this week so that we can re-visit any concepts we are unsure of next week.

We continued our learning around the new beginnings of Spring by planting beans and potatoes this week. In science we also took our learning a bit further based on healthy eating and the children worked in groups to sort foods, based on their learning from last week. 
In art, we based a Spring tree piece of work on Kandinsky's concentric circles. The Reception children created some great trees using collage while the Year 1 children explored their use of pastel crayons for their creations.
For the census this week, we have been doing lots of counting. The children decided that they wanted to collect information about everyone's favourite colour, so we collected that data and analysed it and then Miss Edwards continued this work in forest school on Friday.
For the next few weeks, we not only have Mrs Cook providing PE lessons for the children but we also have a music lesson each week with Mrs Buckley from the Cornwall Music Service. Both teachers have commented on how well the children listen and  behave, so Mrs G and I are very proud; well done to everyone.

Stay safe everyone,
Mrs W :)

Reminders for this week:
For Thursday
- our themed show and tell session; please send a picture of 'something linked to Easter'; the children will tell their friends what their object is and why it reminds them of Easter. Please email to: jwakeham@pelyntprimary.co.uk
Thursday - please remember to wear trainers for our Arena PE session.
Friday - wear forest school clothes into school instead of uniform.
Each day - please keep sending reading books and records in for us to change as required (we quarantine books before sending them home to another household).

 


Week ending 12th March 2021 

What a great return to school

It was wonderful to see all the children back at school on Monday; it was so heartwarming to hear them chatting and showing such affection for each other. They were all thrilled to see their friends again and we held a 'Welcome Back' day in class to celebrate.

Linking to our Jack and the Beanstalk story, we created a Magic Bean Wishes display - the children all used paint textures to create a magic bean and then said that if their bean could take them to something/someone they had missed during lockdown, where/who that would be. Then everyone practiced their cutting skills to make a leaf for the bean stalk on the display to say what they are looking forward to taking part in at school, now that we are all back together. We had some very grown up and thoughtful ideas for both of these activities.

I do hope that on Mothers Day this weekend, you all had special thanks for your amazing efforts with home learning during the beginning 2021; I was explaining to the children that we have lived through a new period of history so we all drew/wrote down our memories of lockdown which we placed in a class memory box to look back on later this year.

This week we have also thought about our enquiry question for the rest of this half term, 'What does Spring give us for the future?' The children used water-colours to create spring flowers for our display and then told us what they already know about Springtime and what they would like to find out; they came up with some great learning questions of their own so we shall be taking our learning in the right direction in order to discover answers to those questions.

We also studied the work, 'Bushes in Spring' by Paul Klee this week and the children focussed so well on using pastels to recreate his work.

In maths the children in Reception have been exploring number bonds to 10, while the Year 1 children have been learning to count in 5s.

In literacy we continued with our work on Jack and the Beanstalk, particularly focussing on understanding the story and comprehension questions.

Please see details below for information for the coming week; you received a note about trainers for PE, this is now Thursday (not Tuesday).

Keep safe everyone,
Mrs W :)

Reminders for this week:
For Thursday -
our themed show and tell session; please send a picture of 'something which makes me feel happy'; the children will tell their friends what their object is and why it makes them feel happy. Please email to: jwakeham@pelyntprimary.co.uk
Thursday
- please remember to wear trainers for our Arena PE session.
Friday - wear forest school clothes into school instead of uniform.
Each day - please keep sending reading books and records in for us to change as required (we quarantine books before sending them home to another household). 

 


Friday 5th March 2021 

Home Learning 05/03/21

Myttin da, Class 1 (that means Good Morning, Class 1 in the Cornish language!)

Happy St Piran's Day and welcome to our last day of home learning - there is a grid of learning activities attached which you can choose from after you have watched the power point all about Cornwall and the story of St Piran.
Please select activities which you will enjoy with other members of your family; this grid is for all classes across the whole school. Don't forget to send us some pictures please!

I wanted to to say thank you so much to parents and children for your interaction with the home learning, it is wonderful to work together for the benefit of the children and your support has been vital. A HUGE well done to the children too; their attitude towards their learning has been a pleasure to see, both through their completed work and on TEAMS lessons.

Enjoy your learning today and have a great weekend before coming back to school on Monday; Mrs G and I are so looking forward to seeing you all again and we have a fun day planned.
You will have received an information letter from Miss Edwards - if you do have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me.

Mrs W :)

Message from Mrs Petermann: "I am looking forward to seeing you all back in school next week. I know you will be very busy so I have set you a St Piran's Day challenge, and two spotting challenges for the month of March..... "


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Thursday 4th March 2021 

Home Learning 04/03/21

Hello Class 1,

Happy World Book Day! The theme is 'share a story' this year, so please make sure you do!

Your learning grid and daily lesson sheet are attached as normal and I have added five different activity sheets for World Book Day to the uploads. These include a quiz, a scavenger hunt, a word search, a share a story activity and make a bookmark. 
Miss Edwards invites you to share a story with her online at 1.30pm, when she would like you to find somewhere comfortable to sit and bring a teddy/soft toy to listen to her story with you. This will be on TEAMS as usual and click on the new Class 1 channel. If that channel is not visible then click on your hidden channels.

I had another great TEAMS lesson with Year 1 yesterday, when as well as learning all about Spring, we also had a great PSHE discussion about returning to school on Monday and how that makes us feel. The main emotions which the children recognised were happiness and excitement and the children described how their bodies feel when they experience these emotions. I observed some grown up explanations, so well done children.

Today will be the last day of online lessons - look out for the learning grid to celebrate Cornwall and St Piran's Day tomorrow.

I am so proud of you all; you have been super learners at home. Enjoy world book day today and share lots of stories,

 Mrs W :)

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021 

Home Learning 03/03/2021

Hello Class 1,

Here are your lessons for Wednesday; I wanted to share this picture of Lola's home learning today - she has created some super artwork - a great observational drawing of a daffodil which she added colour to by painting within lines. A very Spring-like picture which made me smile today!

Please remember to look at the daily lessons sheet for your phonics and maths lessons plus handwriting and spelling tasks alongside the Jack and the Beanstalk home learning grid for literacy and other areas of the curriculum.

I had a great TEAMS lesson with Reception yesterday, when we were learning all about Spring. The children brought some great show and tell items and it was heartwarming to see how pleased they all were to see each other, to listen and to ask questions.

Year 1 please remember that for your TEAMS lesson today, I have asked everyone to bring something for show and tell which links to springtime and new beginnings. Please be prepared to tell your friends what your item is and to tell us some facts about your object. This will act as a starter to promote thinking about our topic question,' What does springtime give us for the future?' for when we return to school on Monday. See you online at 11.30 this morning.

Don't forget that tomorrow is World Book Day so look out for some extra activities on the curriculum learning grid for this special day. Tomorrow will be the last day of online lessons - on Friday our whole school home learning will be all about a special family day to celebrate Cornwall and St Piran's Day. 

Keep going folks, we are nearly there now and I can't wait to see you all again,

Mrs W :)

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Tuesday 2nd March 2021 

Home Learning 02/03/2021

Hello everyone,

Here are your lessons for Tuesday. Please remember to look at the daily lessons sheet for your phonics and maths lessons plus handwriting and spelling tasks alongside the Jack and the Beanstalk home learning grid for literacy and other areas of the curriculum. Please make sure you stay active - the daily activity menu is attached if you need ideas.

Please note that for our TEAMS lessons this week, I am asking everyone to bring something for show and tell which links to springtime and new beginnings. Please be prepared to tell your friends what your item is and to tell us some facts about your object. This will act as a starter to promote thinking about our topic question,' What does springtime give us for the future?' for when we return to school on Monday.
These live online lessons will be the same times as usual:
Reception - Today, 11.30am
Year 1 - Wednesday, 11.30am

Don't forget that this week we have World Book Day on Thursday 4th March and I shall be adding some extra activities to the curriculum learning grid for this. On Friday our whole school home learning will be all about Cornwall and St Piran's Day. Look out for the grid on Friday - there will be no online lessons on that day.


Please keep sending me pictures of your home learning, it is great to see your activities so that I can give feedback; I have seen some super exciting games invented  for learning  at home. 

Have a good week everyone,

Mrs W :)

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Monday 1st March 2021 

Home Learning 01/03/2021

Hello Class 1,

I hope you had a good weekend enjoying the sunshine. I spent lots of time gardening which I really enjoyed; Spring certainly seems to have arrived now and we shall continue to learn about it as part of our topic for this half term. We shall be linking our  learning question to our return to school and it will be, 'What does springtime give us for the future?'

Here is your first day of lessons for our last week of home learning; it will be so good to welcome everyone back on Monday 8th March; you have been stars with your home learning, only one more week to go!

This week we have World Book Day on Thursday 4th March when Miss Edwards has some things planned for you and on Friday our whole school home learning will be all about Cornwall and St Piran's Day. There will be no online lessons on that day, just one learning grid for everyone to choose activities from. You can then complete these tasks together with members of your family and we would love you to share what you have done with us.

I shall see you on our TEAMS lessons as usual:
Reception - Tuesday, 11.30am
Year 1 - Wednesday, 11.30am

Please keep sending me pictures of your home learning, it is great to see your activities so that I can give feedback.

Have a good week everyone,

Mrs W :) 

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Friday 26th February 

Home learning for 26/02/21

 Hi everyone,

Here is your home learning for Friday.

I hear that you are  enjoying the story of Jack and the Beanstalk so remember to watch the next part of the story and check the home learning grid for literacy and other curriculum areas, alongside the daily lesson sheet for phonics and maths lessons, handwriting and spelling tasks.

After today we have one more week of home learning before everyone returns to school on the 8th March; I have heard from lots of you saying how much the children are looking forward to that; Mrs G and I are very excited to be seeing them all soon now.

Please keep sending me pictures of your home learning, it si great to see your activities and learning.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Mrs W :)

Wild Club message from Mrs Petermann: "I hope you all had a good half term and were able to enjoy the odd dry day. Wild Club's Half Term challenges were about noticing spring. One person even found one of my favourite spring flowers which is the purple Crocus, so an extra special thank you for that. Please click on the Wild Club page to discover this weeks challenge.... "

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Thursday 25th February 

Home learning for 25/02/21

Hi everyone,

Here is your learning for Thursday.

Please keep listening to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and remember there is a home learning grid for literacy and curriculum areas, alongside the daily lesson sheet for phonics and maths lessons, handwriting and spelling tasks.

I had a great lesson with the children in Year 1 on TEAMS yesterday, when we learnt about adjectives; the children thought of some great describing words to improve sentences, well done!

 Please keep sending me pictures of your home learning, I do need to see how things are going.

Keep up the great work everyone, 

Mrs W :)

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