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Week ending Friday 29th March 2021 

Hi everyone,

I hope you have all had a great weekend; we’ve had another busy week in Class 4.

At the beginning of the week, we enjoyed our music lesson where we have been learning the different elements to a keyboard. We are all thoroughly looking forward to our next lesson with Mrs Butlin.  

During our English lessons this week, we have been continuing our learning about instructions; we learnt to improve our writing by adding description, improving our sentence structure, adding advanced punctuation and by using interesting word choices. The children then wrote their instructions using their best presentation- these are looking great and the finished pieces will be placed out in forest school for the younger children in school to read and maybe follow to make their own outdoor structure.   

In our maths lessons, the children have been continuing their learning about measurement. Some children focused on metric mass measures; others focused converting measures from imperial to metric and vice versa. Later in the week, all children focused on capacity and they made their own ‘Beetle Juice’ drinks using measuring jugs to measure out different amounts of liquid; they then tried to convert millilitres to litres and to fluid ounces too. The children also started to learn about scaling.

In our D.T lesson, the children tried to apply their understanding of scaling to make 3, scaled models. They enjoyed making models of their own choice out of clay, but found recreating the detail on all 3 models, whilst trying to keep the measurements accurate, very challenging.

We also tried to apply our scaling understanding in our outdoor session, where we tried to make a scaled model using sticks. During this session, we also continued our focus on outdoor and adventurous activities where we have been learning to take part in competitive games whilst having positive sporting attitudes towards each other.  

Our forest school session this week, will be on Tuesday afternoon. If children would like to, they can come into school on Tuesday 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. 

 

Ms Porter

sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk


Things to remember for next week:

*Wear Forest school clothes into school on Tuesday.

*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; there was a fantastic array of outfits that the children came dressed in- from footballers with tutus on to horse riders and wizards.

 

As it is census day on Sunday 21st March, we learnt all about the census on Friday. Some of us made tally charts, which we then turned into bar charts of our class data, whilst others of us made a scatter graph of class data. We also compared Pelynt’s population between 2001 and 2011 and made predictions for this year’s census along with justifying our thoughts.  

 

We all thoroughly enjoyed our music lesson on Monday, where we were taking part in some musical activities and warm ups before we start our weekly keyboard skills lessons every Monday starting from tomorrow. The children were all really excited about starting these lessons.   

This week we learnt about scarab beetles and their significance in ancient Egyptian times. We designed our own scarab beetle, which we later made out of clay; we learnt about Barbra Hepworth and Henry Moore, famous sculptors to inspire our creations. Next week, we will learn about different finishes on sculptures when we add the finishing touches to our own creations.

 

In maths, we were learning about measurement. The children identified as many different types of measurement as they could and their units. They all took part in practical activities where they had to firstly estimate lengths and distances, then measure accurately and convert between mm, cm, m and km. Some children also started to learn about converting between imperial measures too.

In our English lessons this week, we have been focusing on instruction writing. On Monday, at first, the children helped improve basic instructions as they were getting misinterpreted- with jam getting spread everywhere and a complete mess being made. The children then wrote their own instructions in pairs and followed them literally. Later in the week, the children made their own outdoor shelters, which they will be writing instructions for this week.

Currently, we do not have a set Forest School time so could I please ask that children bring in wellies or suitable outdoor shoes that they can wear for our outdoor learning, they can be left in school on their peg or on our class shoe rack. We aim to be outside as much as possible- last week we took part in physical activities like outdoor relays, which we hope to do again during the week ahead, so please could  trainers be on hand throughout the week too. If children would like to, they can come into school on Tuesday this week wearing their forest school clothes instead of uniform. 

This week, keep a look out for Mathletics and Spelling Shed logins which your child will come home with. 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. When you receive them, there is currently no expectation that anything needs to be completed but should they wish to, they can logon and explore. If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask. 

Ms Porter

sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Reminders for this week:

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

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Week ending 12th March 2021  

It was marvellous seeing the children return to school on Monday; it was clear that they had missed that face-to-face interaction with their friends who they were all so thrilled to see. We enjoyed catching up throughout the week and taking part in an Egyptian themed teamwork challenge (spaghetti pyramid pictures) on their first day back.

At the beginning of the week, the children also worked collaboratively to create four ‘bees’ for our classroom. These bees will form our four main class rules to follow; we currently have ‘Bee Kind’ and ‘Bee Honest’ with lots of debate about the remaining two rules which we will finalise this week. Top current contenders are, ‘Bee Aspirational’, ‘Bee Independent’, ‘Bee resourceful’, ‘Bee Respectful’ and ‘Bee Yourself’.

In maths this week, the children have been trying to determine which areas of maths they feel they need more focus on. They have been creating their own math jotters where they can put useful workings and times table facts in for their use during math lessons.

During our English lessons, the children planned and wrote their own diary entries based on a film clip called Treasure. The film followed a homeless woman, who found little items that had been thrown out by others and she turned them into her own treasure.

During our art lesson, we learnt how colours in paintings can create a certain mood; we focused on David Hockney and the vibrant colours he has used within iconic paintings. We tried to create our own ‘positive’ watercolour paintings selecting appropriate colours. These pictures linked with our PSHE home learning, based on ‘Healthy Me’ where the children were thinking about what they enjoy and makes them happy.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and that your households are getting back to some sort of normality after the last couple of months of home learning. The children have shown amazing resilience and adaptability to change; in many cases, it feels like they haven’t been away for long at all! If you have any concerns regarding the transition back, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Currently, we do not have a set Forest School time so could I 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 or on our new welly rack. 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 Tuesday this week wearing their forest school clothes instead of uniform. 

Take care,

Ms Porter

sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

 

Reminders for this week:

*Tuesday- 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. 

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Friday 5th March 2021


WELL DONE! I am super proud of all of you and your epic efforts with home learning! I want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for your fabulous engagement with the home learning. You have been so committed with our online TEAMS sessions and with the learning challenges. I also want to say a special thank you to all parents for your continued support and feedback throughout our lockdown journey together! We made it : )


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. I would suggest watching the PowerPoint about Cornwall and the story of St Piran before you get started with your activities.
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 hope you thoroughly enjoy your last day of home learning and have a great weekend before coming back to school on Monday; Mrs McLaren and I are looking forward to seeing you all in person once again.


You will have received an information letter from Miss Edwards - if you do have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me.


Myttin da, Class 4 (that means Good Morning, Class 4 in the Cornish language!)


Ms Porter

sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

St Piran's Day 2017 in Cornwall | Any Old Lights

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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.

Miss Edwards will be sharing a story with you to celebrate World Book Day at 2:30pm. 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:
Whole Class (Whole Class) 11:00-11:20am

Whole Class with Miss Edwards (Whole Class 4) 2:30pm 

Our whole class session will be based on reading so please have your reading recommendations to hand : )

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.

Ms Porter

sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

 

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Wednesday 3rd March

Hi 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. 
*Please note those year 6 children who have their work printed out- apologies but I haven't printed you out today's work in the pack- today's algebra focus is solving one step problems- if you would like a copy I can print it for you and leave it in reception. 

Our TEAMS sessions today will be at:

Year 5 (Y5) 10:00-10:20am
Year 6 (Y6) 11:00-11:20am


Both the Year 5 and Year 6 sessions today will mainly focus on today's English learning.


Please note: make sure an adult oversees the science investigation today

Don't forget 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.

Ms Porter
sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Hello everyone, 

Please find the home learning tasks uploaded for today. Don't forget to look at the overview sheet first which explains the learning for the day.

I have scheduled a 'Break Time' slot at 1.15pm until roughly 1.30pm for those children that would like some time to socialise with their friends. It will be live during in the 'Break Time' channel.

Our TEAMS sessions today will be at our usual times:

Y5 (channel y5) 10:00-10:20am +

Y6 (channel y6)  ***12:00-12:15 drop in session today


Break time (channel Break Time) 1:15-1:30pm

I will mainly be focusing on the English lesson today in our lives session. 

Don't forget the chat option through TEAMS is available during school hours and you can stay on the Teams session after your year group time slot, 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.

Keep up the great efforts with your home learning.


Ms Porter
sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Monday 1st March 2021

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a superb weekend and managed to be outside as much as possible.

Welcome to your last week of home learning! I am really looking forward to seeing you all back next Monday! You have all done amazingly well with your home learning efforts; each day I get even more proud of you! 5 more days! You’ve got this : )


This week we have World Book Day on Thursday 4th March when Miss Edwards has some things planned for you (don’t forget about the book corner she suggested for this!) 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 learning 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 today’s learning challenges are explained.

Our TEAMS sessions today will be at our usual times:

Y5 (channel y5) 10:00-10:20am +

Y6 (channel y6) 11:00-11:20am +
Today's live sessions will be based on maths. 


Don't forget the chat and call options via TEAMS are both available during school hours and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Ms Porter

sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Friday 26th February 2021

*** I have uploaded the DT/science PowerPoint in 'Whole Class 4' channel in the files section as some people were having difficulties accessing it ***

Hello everyone

Well done for all of your great efforts with your home learning this week. I especially loved your Pablo Picasso inspired portraits and I enjoyed finding out about your science investigations!


Today Miss Edwards is going to do an assembly at 9am. I will then stay 'live' for anyone that has any questions or needs further support with today's learning. 

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

Don't forget the chat and video call options on TEAMS are available throughout school hours and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

See you at 9:00am on TEAMS for Miss Edwards’ assembly!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend : )  

Ms Porter

sporter@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 week’s challenge".

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Thursday 25th February 2021

 

Hello everyone, 

Please find the home learning tasks uploaded for today. Don't forget to look at the overview sheet first which explains the learning for the day.

Today, I have scheduled a 'Break Time' slot at 1.15pm until roughly 1.30pm for those children that would like some time to socialise with their friends. It will be in the channel called 'Break Time Class 4'. 

Our TEAMS sessions today will be at our usual times:

Y5 (channel y5) 10:00-10:20am +

Y6 (channel y6) 11:00-11:20am +

Break time (channel Break Time) 1:15-1:30pm

Our live focus will mainly be based on the maths lessons today. 

Don't forget the chat option through TEAMS is available during school hours and you can stay on the Teams session after your year group time slot, 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.

Keep up the great efforts with your home learning.

Ms Porter
sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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