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Week ending Friday 26th March 2021 


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Hello everyone

 

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far. Another week has whizzed by! Here is a little insight into some of the great things we have done together this week:

 

We all enjoyed our music lesson where we were learning more about the keyboard. We were able to experiment with the different buttons to find different tunes, beats, sounds etc and then we practised playing a couple of notes in time with Mrs Butlin. We are all looking forward to continuing these lessons throughout the summer term. 

 

In our history learning this week, Mrs L introduced us to Ancient Greek theatres and plays. We learnt about the different plays that were performed, how masks were used and then we got to design our own mask and explain which type of play it was for and why. 


In science we continued our animals including humans learning where we learnt about animal skeletons. We learnt about endoskeletons, exoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons. Afterwards, we completed our final observation on our eggshells experiment to see how the shells have changed in the different liquids. We were interested to see which shells had sustained further damage and will be reflecting upon the experiment and writing our conclusions next week. 

 

Orange and green maths groups this week completed their learning about measurement where they were measuring and calculating perimeter as well as converting measurements. Pink group started learning about money where they were recognising coins and notes and making and comparing amounts. 

Our English learning this week continued to be focused on the text ‘At the end of the rainbow’. We started the week by generating vocabulary and practising using expanded noun phrases before boxing up the text. We then used our boxed-up version with our innovated ideas to write our first draft before evaluating, editing and improving our stories. We are super proud of our writing and will be putting it up on our in class ‘Wall of Fame’. 

 

In RE we were learning about salvation and thinking about Easter for Christians. We were asking and answering questions about why Good Friday is called Good Friday and if it is really a good day for Christians. We shared ideas and had a discussion about this. The children all came up with some really well thought through viewpoints, I was very impressed. We also looked at Holy Week and developed our understanding of events that took place during that week and the significance of these to Christians. 

 

In DT we designed and began to make our own Greek temples. We based our designs on research we had carried out and used our knowledge of what we have learnt during our history lessons to support us as well. We will finish these temples off next week and complete an evaluation to see how well the making process went and how similar our final product is to our original design. 

Our forest school session will be on Thursday afternoon. If children would like to, they can come into school on Thursday wearing their forest school clothes instead of uniform. 

 

Don’t forget to bring your decorated egg in on Wednesday 31st March if you want to enter the competition. Miss Edwards spoke about this in our assembly on Friday, she also sent a letter via email which provides more information. 


Mrs Horn 

rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Things to remember for next week:

*Wear Forest school clothes into school on Thursday.

*Bring in decorated egg for competition on Wednesday.

*Last day of term is Thursday 1st April. We return to school on Monday 19th April. 

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Week ending Friday 19th March 2021 

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Hello everyone

 

Thank you for your donations for Comic Relief on Friday, we had a great time together and shared lots of smiles! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far and are managing to get out and about for some fresh air.

 

We had a fun week in Class 3 where we completed some rainbow themed activities to get us interested and excited about our writing along with many other learning experiences and opportunities (we even had Simon the lamb come to visit on Friday- thank you Ellie and Will!)

 

We all enjoyed our music lesson where we were taking part in some musical activities and warm ups before we embark on developing our keyboard skills through weekly keyboard lessons every Monday starting from tomorrow.  

As it is census day on Sunday 21st March we learnt all about the census on Friday and some of us made tally charts which we then turned into pictograms of colours we had spotted outside whilst others compared the population in age groups in Pelynt from 2001 and 2011. We presented this data in a bar chart. We also made predictions on what we thought the data from the 2021 census may show and gave our justifications for these predictions. 

 

We continued with our enquiry question ‘What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?’ and in history we learnt about the Greek alphabet. We learnt about the origin of the alphabet and had a go at practising some of the letters and deciphering messages written in Greek. 


In science we continued our animals including humans learning where we learnt about bones and skeletons. We learnt about the human skeleton and our task was to put together our own skeleton and label it with the names of each bone. We had so much fun working together in groups to make our skeletons. Afterwards, we completed an observation on our eggshells experiment to see how the shells have changed in the different liquids. We were interested to see which shell had the most damage and will complete another observation next week to see any further changes.

 

In maths we were learning about measurement. We all took part in practical activities where we had to measure accurately in mm, cm and m. We found objects to measure and then recorded our findings in a table. Some of us then went on to ordering and comparing lengths, converting between mm, cm and m and learning about kilometres. 

Our English learning this week was based around a piece of text called ‘At the end of the rainbow’. We drew a story map and practised using actions to allow us to become familiar with the story. We were also exploring the emotions within the story through freeze frames and writing sentences to explain these feelings and the reasons why. 

Currently, we do not have a set Forest School time so could I please ask that children bring in wellies or suitable waterproof outdoor shoes that they can wear for our outdoor learning, they can be left in school on their peg. We aim to be outside as much as possible. If children would like to, they can come into school on Thursday this week wearing their forest school clothes instead of uniform. 

Your child will have brought home their logins for Mathletics and Spelling Shed. We have started to use these learning tools in school to support our learning and in time they will be used for setting homework tasks alongside TT Rockstars. The children were keen to have a go at Mathletics and Spelling Shed at home so that is why they brought their logins home, there is no expectation that anything needs to be completed this weekend but should they wish to, they can logon. If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask. 

I said to the children that they can bring in any recyclable materials on Monday that they may have collected that they will need to make their Greek temples that they designed during home learning. We will be starting to make them this week and finishing them off next week. 


Mrs Horn
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Reminders for this week:

*Bring in any materials needed to make your Greek temple. 

*Each day- continue to bring in your reading record and reading book when you have finished your book so that we can issue you with a new one. Books are quarantined before being put back into circulation. 

*Thursday- option to wear forest school clothes into school, instead of uniform.

 


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Week ending Friday 12th March 2021 

Hello everyone

What a great first week back we had in Class 3. It was wonderful to see everyone back together, there was lots of chatting, laughter and working together during the week. On Monday we had a ‘Welcome Back’ day to celebrate being back together. During the day we completed different collaborative tasks as well as individual tasks such as thinking about our lockdown and what our favourite memories were as well as what we are looking forward to. 

 

You will see on the blog picture our collaborative rainbow watercolour art along with our rainbow wreath. The leaves around the wreath contain words to describe the qualities we would like to see in class, that we are all going to work really hard towards achieving. We decided on the words together and the words we chose were: positivity, resilience, commitment, curiosity, understanding, independence and perseverance. 

 

We continued with our enquiry question ‘What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?’ and in history we learnt all about democracy. We learnt about democracy in Ancient Greece and made comparisons to democracy now. We got to experience what voting may have been like in ancient times (men only) and explained how that made both the boys and girls feel. We then got to experience modern day voting where everybody got to vote and how that then changed our feelings again. We all filled out a ballot paper and posted our vote in a box and found out the results the next day. 

 


In science we continued our animals, including humans learning where we learnt about dental hygiene. We then planned and set up an experiment using eggshells and various liquids to see the effects different liquids have on our teeth. We had water, orange juice, milk and coca cola. We are already noticing changes to the eggshells in the coca cola and orange juice and look forward to recording our observations this week. 

 

In maths we were retrieving some of our knowledge that we gained during our home learning and applying this knowledge to answering questions about multiplication and division, statistics, money and area (group specific). 


Our English learning this week was based around a film clip called ‘Dreamgiver’. We had discussions, identified key parts of the story and then planned and wrote our own version. 

Currently, we do not have a set Forest School time so could I please ask that children bring in wellies or suitable waterproof outdoor shoes that they can wear for our outdoor learning, they can be left in school on their peg. We aim to be outside as much as possible and I have planned some outdoor activities for this week coming. If children would like to, they can come into school on Wednesday this week wearing their forest school clothes instead of uniform. 

 

I hope you all had a great weekend.


Mrs Horn 
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Reminders for this week:

*Each day- continue to bring in your reading record and reading book when you have finished your book so that we can issue you with a new one. Books are quarantined before being put back into circulation. 

*Wednesday- option to wear forest school clothes into school, instead of uniform.

*Friday- Comic Relief- as explained on Miss Edwards' newsletter, the theme this year is 'Share a Smile'. Children can come into school in their own choice of clothes. This can be something to make others smile or something that makes them happy. They can bring a donation of £1 which we will then send to comic relief. 




 


Friday 5th March 2021 

Happy St Piran's Day and welcome to our last day of home learning!

You will see that there is a grid of learning activities attached which you can choose from after you have looked at 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 note that there are no TEAMS sessions today.

All that is left to say is a massive well done to all of you for your efforts with your home learning. You have all been so committed to your learning whether it be by participating in online live lessons on TEAMS, sending me emails and messages or photos of your learning, you have all put in so much effort so a huge well done to you. I must also say a huge thank you to parents for the support you have given your children and for your feedback which has enabled us to work together so well. 

Mrs Lee, Mrs Rickard, Mrs L and I are looking forward to seeing you all again next week, we have some great things planned for the first day back on Monday! *Remember, if you have any cardboard egg boxes that are heading for recycling please bring them in on Monday as we are going to be using them for one of our tasks :)*

Have a great day of learning and weekend when it arrives!

Mrs Horn

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

Happy World Book Day! 

Hello everyone

Welcome to your last day of TEAMS sessions before we are all back learning together next week :)

Please find the home learning tasks in the uploads for today. Remember to look at the overview sheet first which explains the learning tasks for the day. Don't forget that today is the final part of your DT and English learning where you will be completing an evaluation by reflecting on the designing and making process from earlier in the week. *If you've not yet sent me your DT work it would be great if you could send this over today once you have completed your evaluation with some pictures of the making process and final product. Thank you*

Miss Edwards will be sharing a story with you to celebrate World Book Day at 2pm. Find somewhere comfortable to sit (maybe in your 'Share a story corner') and snuggle up with your teddy ready for a story.


Our TEAMS sessions today will be at the following times:

Phonics group (Phonics) 9:00-9:20am

Whole Class (Whole Class) 9:30-9:50am

Whole Class with Miss Edwards (Whole Class) 2:00pm 

Don't forget that the chat option through TEAMS is available during school hours so if you have any questions about the learning please feel free to send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Mrs Horn and Mrs L
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Hello everyone

Please find the home learning tasks in the uploads for today. Remember to look at the overview sheet first which explains the learning tasks for the day. I hope everyone is ok with and understands the English and DT learning this week- today is the practical day where you will be making your healthy lunch product and tomorrow you will be completing an evaluation. **Please take some photographs of the making process and your final products and send them to me, you will also need one for your evaluation tomorrow**

Our TEAMS sessions today will be at the usual times, please have a pencil and a piece of paper alongside you.

The focus of the sessions today will be Science, led by Mrs L.

Phonics group (Phonics) 9:00-9:20am

Year 3 (Y3) 9:30-9:50am

Year 4 (Y4) 10:30-10:50am

Don't forget that the chat option through TEAMS is available during school hours so if you have any questions about the learning please feel free to send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Mrs Horn and Mrs L
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Hello everyone

Please find the home learning tasks in the uploads for today. Remember to look at the overview sheet first which explains the learning tasks for the day. I hope everyone is ok with and understands the English and DT learning this week- tomorrow is the practical day where you will be making your healthy lunch product. 

Our TEAMS sessions today will be at the usual times, please have a pencil and a piece of paper alongside you as you may need it.
The focus of the sessions today will be English- we are going to be completing a shared write which will support you when writing your own instructions.

Phonics group (Phonics) 9:00-9:20am

Year 3 (Y3) 9:30-9:50am

Year 4 (Y4) 10:30-10:50am

Don't forget that the chat option through TEAMS is available during school hours so if you have any questions about the learning please feel free to send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Mrs Horn
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Monday 1st March 2021

Hello everyone

I hope you had a wonderful weekend enjoying the sunshine, I spent most of it outside and have discovered some new walks to go on where I live.

Here are your first day of lessons for our last week of home learning :) I am looking forward to having everyone back next Monday! You have all done so well and have shown great commitment to your learning, just one more little push, I hope you enjoy your learning challenges this week. 

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.

Please see the daily overview where your learning challenges are explained. ***You will see that our English lessons this week are linked with Design Technology. You are going to be researching and designing your own healthy lunch product on Monday, writing the recipe/instructions on Tuesday, making your product on Wednesday and evaluating it on Thursday. It would be really great if everybody could make their product on Wednesday but I know that for some of you this may not be possible. The product can be anything you like... you may want to make a wrap, a sandwich, a salad, a soup..or something else. It would be worth bearing in mind that your design needs to be chosen based on what you have learnt about the Eatwell plate and a healthy, balanced diet. Your TEAMS sessions will explain this further and if you have any questions I will be able to answer them.***

TEAMS sessions today:

Phonics Group (Phonics) 9:00-9:20am

Year 3 (Y3) 9:30-9:50am      **Please bring 2 plain pieces of A4 paper with you**

Year 4 (Y4) 10:30-10:50am  **Please bring 2 plain pieces of A4 paper with you**

Don't forget the chat option via TEAMS is available during school hours and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Have a super day everyone!

Mrs Horn
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Friday 26th February 2021

Hello everyone

Well done for all of your efforts with your home learning this week.

As it is Friday it is time again for the famous 'Quiz of the Week'! Miss Edwards is going to do an assembly before we begin the quiz so please be logged on for 9:30am, when you log onto TEAMS please click on 'Whole class'. You will need a pencil and a piece of paper with you for the quiz and the questions will cover aspects of your learning from this week.

Remember to look at the overview for today which explains your learning tasks.

Don't forget the chat option on TEAMS is available throughout school hours and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

See you at 9:30am on TEAMS :)

Have a great weekend when it arrives!

Mrs Horn
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

*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 pdf in the uploads to discover this weeks challenge".

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Thursday 25th February 2021


Hello everyone

Please find the home learning tasks in the uploads for today. Remember to look at the overview sheet first which explains the learning tasks for the day.

Our TEAMS sessions today will work a little differently:

Phonics group (Phonics) 9:00-9:20am

Whole class drop in session (Whole class) 9:30-10:15am *** During these times I will be on TEAMS but there will be no input from me today. I will be available if you want to pop by and say hello or if you want me to explain any of the learning to you or answer any questions you may have. This is not compulsory as it is a drop in session, although it would be great if you could pop by and say hello before beginning your learning for the day and let me know how you got on yesterday :)

After this time, don't forget that the chat option through TEAMS is available during school hours so if you have any further questions about the learning please feel free to send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Well done for all of your great efforts with your home learning, I have received some brilliant photos of your work this week. 

Mrs Horn
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