01 Apr Hello from the Teachers (Year 5 and 6)
We have been working hard behind the scenes to make the best out this very bizarre situation we are in! See below a note from the teachers at HT to say hello and check in. There is also a little fun challenge set from each teacher. Take a picture of you completing the challenge and bring in when we next see you all. Scroll down to see what all the teachers have been up to.
Warm greetings from myself and Jasper. I hope you are all well and are using this time to hone some skills whilst continuing to learn. I have been training along side Joe Wicks (with a splash of Metallica) and continuing to teach – Jasper has cracked addition and subtraction and this week his focus is algebra and journalistic writing. I’ve also picked up the guitar again. I’m looking forward to hearing about any new skills you guys may have acquired.
My April Challenge: As well as all the home learning, me and Jasper have been raising our top-knot game. My challenge to you is to come up with the most creative top-knot (or creative hairstyle) and take a photo which will be judged by Jasper himself; he will be looking at height, definition and creativity. Good luck.
All the best, Mr H.
Hi Hazel Class!
How are you all doing? I miss you all. My life is nowhere nearly as noisy without you little monsters in it! I hope you are all keeping safe and well and enjoying your home learning experiences. I have been doing some home learning of my own, planning our next whole class reading book – it’s an exciting one. I’ve even been joining in with Joe Wickes at 9am – Micco just looks at me as if I’ve gone a bit mad!
My April Challenge: Anyway, I was out the other day when I saw a really strange thing! It actually rained cats and dogs! There I was, walking to the shops and all of a sudden, these random cats and dogs started to fall from the sky. I knew you wouldn’t believe me so I got my Mum to take a photo of it! It is a very rare phenomenon and only happens once in a blue moon (and you know how rare they are!) However, it is forecast to rain cats and dogs again tomorrow at around midday. So your challenge is to count the number of cats that fall from the sky and the number of dogs and find the difference between the two.
Take care, stay safe and look after each other.
Hi Cedar class!
I hope you and your families are keeping safe, healthy and well. Friendship is really important so – I’m sure you are anyway – keep checking in on one another whether it’s on the phone, WhatsApp, FaceTime or something else. My brother, sister and I have had a hilarious time trying to teach my parents how to video call properly – many a time, all we can see is a close up of one eye, their chin, the ceiling… *shakes head*
In amongst the down time, I hope you’ve all been busy with your Home Learning and I’m looking forward to hearing what you’ve learnt and the tasks you’ve completed!
My April Challenge:
Last week, we made good use of the clear skies to do some astrophotography in our garden. Here’s something we photographed – it’s the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy. The small galaxy is being swallowed by the bigger galaxy! Here’s the amazing thing…. You know the expression, “It’s written in the stars”? Well, there really was a message!! Have a close look (imagine a dot-to-dot) and see if you can spot it! We were mind blown and bet you will be too!
Hope you can spot the message!
Hi to all of my lovely Holly class!
I hope you are all doing well, staying safe and most importantly, not spending all of your time making TikToks!! I’m sure you are all working your way through the Home Learning and finding that as fun and as interesting as the lessons I teach you. I miss you guys LOTS and I cannot wait to see you all! Last week I spent some time getting some planning done for when we come back and also making sure I take my daily walk/run. I might even be able to play sharks and surfers without becoming completely exhausted if I carry on with the running.I’m not entirely sure Brutus, my cat, is happy about me being home all of the time as I tend to keep waking him up for cuddles. You’ll understand what I mean when you look at my photo. However, he seems to think it’s perfectly acceptable to wake me up at 3am?! I’m looking forward to hearing about all of the new things you have learnt whilst having this time away and can’t wait to hear us all laughing again in class!
My April Challenge:
I thought I would start growing fruit in my garden seeing as the weather was so nice last week. My first fruit I decided to grow was a banana kiwi. It’s a bit tricky to start off with but the end of the banana and place it very carefully on top of a kiwi that’s been cut in half. You must make sure the banana doesn’t slide off though as it won’t work. Within 2 days of planting it into the soil, it starts to grow! See if you can have a go and get the same result!
My lovely Pine,
It seems like so long ago that my witty humour and fantastic jokes were ringing around the classroom! You may be surprised, but I am REALLY missing you guys!! I hope you are all staying safe; being kind and doing lots of home learning – as boring as it might be, it will keep you ticking over till I see you again. Although, I know that a screen cannot replace me! I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy, working out every day; reading; drawing and doing some planning for your return. It was lovely being in school yesterday and seeing some familiar faces, which meant I missed you guys all the more! I have been brushing up on my Tik Tok dances – catching the woah, Renegade and Something New to name a few. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be better than some of you!
I can’t wait to hear about all the great things you have done over this weird period of time. Your kindness; patience and resilience is really important at a time like this and know you will come through it even stronger. This is going to be a great story to tell your grand kids! Stay safe out there, Pine. I look forward to a dance-off on our return.
My April Challenge: With shops rationing items at the moment, there are a few things a few of my friends and family are looking for, and I was wondering if you guys might be able to help? Can you find these 13 items in your house or in your parents’tool box? Let me know how you get on, it will be a huge help!
- A glass hammer
- A long stand
- Elbow grease
- Seedless strawberries.
- A bubble for a spirit level
- Sky hooks for outside camping covers
- A tartan cotton reel /tartan string
- A bucket of steam
- Diet water
- A leg of salmon
- Tartan paint
- A left-handed screwdriver
- Rubber screws