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Over the last couple of days, Apollo class have built their very own Marble Runs. These have been created using no planning nor modelling, the children were placed in groups and were told to simply go! This meant they had to use their teamwork to create something that actually worked. They overcame hurdles, adapted and changed their models accordingly and we ended up with some truly brilliant structures! My favourite moment, however, was watching the children clean up their destructive mess at the end of the unit as my poor classroom definitely looked worse for wear after their design time!
Here are photos of the some of the lovely activities Apollo class have partaken in over the last few weeks. We have enjoyed activities such as:
Sorry the lack of posts this half term! Below you will find a series of pic-collages and photos depicting some of the lovely activities we have taken part in over the last 6 weeks. With every week I get wonderful feedback on how much people enjoy being around Apollo class. I have had supply teachers, HTLA's, external event staff and the swimming instructors all remark at how organised, polite and lovely the children are!
Welcome to Year 5! For those that couldn't attend the Meet the Teacher sessions, I have attached the slides that were discussed below. The link to Accelerated Reader is also below for you to trail out over the next few days/weeks. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of our English unit, we read and followed instructions to make our own Woolly Mammoths. Next week we will be writing instructions so that other children can read them and make their own Woolly Mammoths too.
If you were looking for more work for your child to do, there are several websites that you can access that have daily lessons on. Please see below:
It is important to still ensure that your child is practising times tables (https://www.timestables.co.uk/ or Times Tables Rockstars).
Hi all, I have attached a document which outlines the end of year objectives that we aim to meet for Year 2 for each subject. Please use this document as a guideline as every child's learning is different and unique. It should help you see the expectation we have for our Year 2s and what we aim to achieve by the end of Year 2. (Taken from the Government national curriculum document)
White Rose MATHS ACTIVITIES
In Year 2, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme for our daily lessons. The White Rose website now has a dedicated section for Home Learning where you can access a daily maths lesson, linked to the learning we would be doing in school. Each lesson has a video for input to go through the learning, a worksheet to demonstrate understanding and an answer sheet to check over at the end. The resources are really clear and easy to use, should you wish to follow them.
Week 1 and Week 2 could be used over the Easter break, should you wish to!
Week 3 would link to the week starting Monday 20th April.
Easter holiday - English and Maths Problem Solving
Here are some fun problem-solving tasks that you might wish to attempt over the Easter break. They focus on solving problems and finding clues to discover the culprit who committed a crime! There are some tricky questions so children may need a bit of help: the answers are provided but no cheating!!
Here is a link to a wonderful, interactive website, based on the Great Fire of London. Make sure you have the volume turned on so that you can hear the story and instructions.
When you have finished, you might like to try one of these tasks.
Please find below some fun, family activities that you may wish to use over the coming weeks. They can be done easily on paper, if you do not have access to a printer.
Children helped each other read through their non-chronological reports and edit spelling and punctuation errors.
Apollo are Cosmic Collaborators!
Children had a fantastic time on our school trip. They enjoyed climbing to the top of castle to walk around it’s walls and spot the different parts they had learnt about. They also got to see the museum and objects that people in the past used in everyday life.
Apollo’s behaviour was exceptional and they all earned 4 class dojo points.
For those of you who could not make 'Meet the teacher' I have uploaded the Powerpoint so that you can see all the information that was said.
Hi all, as I am sure you are all now aware we are having a Camulos Carnival in year 1! This will be taking place on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 2pm. A letter with more information will be going out next week. We hope you are all able to make it! Many thanks, Year 1.
From all of us in Apollo - we hope you all have a lovely Easter break and have lots of fun!
The spellings that were sent out last week will be tested first week back after the break. This is why no new spellings were sent out.
Have a lovely break!