Hello everyone, below you will find resources, plans and activities to support your child's learning during this time. Each of them should have their two exercise books, a blue book full of printed resources and lessons ready-made with a PowerPoint guide below to help you through, and a purple book that is empty and for use with the online resources also listed below.
Each resource has been created to support your child's learning process. There are activities ranging throughout the curriculum and they will be updated routinely as needed. There are also a range of other resources available on our Home Learning Page which is linked below. The main addition on this page are the David Walliams audio books that I will be placing on there daily.
The nearpod will require a large piece of writing that I would recommend is split over today and tomorrow, with some time to write today and check over and edit tomorrow possibly?
Discovery Education login: Student71035 Password: discovery
White Rose are releasing daily lessons in weekly batches on their home learning website linked below. These lessons follow the exact day-to-day learning that we would be following in school for Maths. 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. I would highly recommend using this for your daily Maths lessons at home!
Below are two links that I think the children will really enjoy at home, one is for Now>Press>Play, An immersive audio experience for the children to listen to experiences and act out the instructions given. Best to have a set of headphones on, even better if you have a set of wireless headphones for freedom of movement, but neither are required to use.
The other is for Audible, they are offering free audio books for children during this time away for school, simply click on the link and start listening for free!
I'm sure you are all keeping busy with the learning packs, books, Kahoot's and challenges on top of whatever else you are doing at home. I thought I'd throw a nice IT/Coding resource into the mix. Hour of Code is a great site that provides activities and games that require the children to code their way through levels. The games are all based on popular franchises/movies/games etc and the children receive a certificate upon completion! Simply click the link below, select a level (American Grade System - Grades 2-5 for Mosaic) and your sorted! Enjoy!
We have had a brilliant World Book Day! The children looked absolutely amazing in all of their costumes and accessories. We have spent the day learning more about the history of World Book Day while also making special, bespoke, mindfullness bookmarks to use in our reading.
Thank you to all the parents for sorting out such incredible costumes for the children and supporting such a lovely day!
The children arrived today to see the chairs had disappeared! A message was left on the board reading 'Mr Young has decided that you no longer need chairs in the classroom, so he has removed them. If you think that you do need chairs in the classroom, you will need to write a persuasive letter to to convince him to give them back!"
The children then set out planning, drafting and writing their letters to me. It was quite a chore finding a comfy position to write but as you can see they became creative with where they placed themselves. After reading some of their very convincing letters, I reluctantly decided that they do in fact require chairs in the classroom so returned them before break.
The children have really enjoyed developing their badminton skills this half term in our indoor P.E sessions. We have learnt some of the basic skills such as forehand and backhand grip as well as getting the serve right.
They have been extremely well behaved during these sessions, allowing us a lot more time to practice our learning each week. While the children are definitely improving, there has yet to be someone who can take on the mighty Mr Young!
The children have been exploring the world of Forces and Magnets during Science this term. Part of this topic involved us experimenting with friction and how it can affect the amount of force applied to make an object move.
The children have really enjoyed their science experiments this term, we have looked at what items are magnetic, are two magnets stronger than one and does friction affect the force needed to make an item move.
Today the children took part in a Mediterranean food tasting in the classroom. They we able to try a range of meats, cheeses, breads and fruits all from countries bordering the Mediterranean sea, these included:
The children were brilliant throughout, they all were eager to try the new foods to them and really dived into the spirit of the afternoon. Some found new foods that they are eager to eat more of, some found hidden tastes that definitely didn't agree with them but all in all it was a wonderful afternoon.
The children had an amazing time at Pizza Express today. They learnt all about Pizza, it's ingredients and a bit of its History before taking part in making their own Margherita Pizza fresh from the restaurants ingredients. Afterwards, they were treated to a Pizza and Movie lunch in the classroom where they tasted their creations.
The children were incredibly well behaved, with the Manager and Chef commenting on how well they responded to instructions and composed themselves during the activities. I am extremely proud of them!
World Book Day 2019
The children in Mosaic class looked fabulous in their costumes for World Book Day. We even had four Harry Potters! Together we read and then retold the story of The Enormous Turnip as well as making our own bookmarks and book front covers.