During school closure, we will be posting daily updates here with information to support your child’s learning at home. Please check the page daily.
Hi Willow Class,
Click on the links below to find your home learning for today. There is now a Willow Class Padlet, where you can share your work. You might like to write a comment about what you have been doing, or post a picture of your work. https://padlet.com/rachael_walker4/7ffku2sjjolk
We can’t wait to see what you have been working on!
We can see that you have been working so hard at home to complete your daily challenges. Each week on a Friday, we will be sending just 1 daily challenge for all 3 classes to complete together. You can complete these with whoever is in your home, inside or out, anything goes! Those of you who have brothers or sisters in the school, or at home, can play together, with or without your grown-ups to complete the challenges. These challenges may get a little loud or messy at times, but hopefully you will find them good fun!
We all look forward to seeing your pictures and videos on our class padlet pages.
Hello everyone! I’ve really missed teaching you all over the last few weeks. It’s the Easter Holidays now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.
You can continue with the Joe Wicks workouts on his YouTube channel, (I will keep doing them too!), or you can redo some of the other activities that I have set over the last couple of weeks. You might have found other ways to keep yourselves moving too, which is wonderful. Keep those going if you can! Remember to keep drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet so that you can continue to stay healthy.
Stay safe and enjoy the break.
Week beginning Monday 30th March
Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!
Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!
Friday: Alphabet exercises: Can you spell your name and complete the exercise for each letter? What about your middle name and surname or people in your family?
A 10 jumping jacks
B 10 sit ups
C 10 press ups
D 10 squats
E Run as fast as you can on the spot for 20 seconds
F 20 high knees
G 20 jumping jacks
H 15 sit ups
I 5 press ups
J 15 squats
K runs as fast as you can on the spot for 15 seconds
L 10 high knees
M 30 jumping jacks
N 15 press ups
O 20 squats
P run as fast as you can on the spot for 10 seconds
Q 5 sit ups
R 5 jumping jacks
S 5 sit ups
T 12 press ups
U 20 squats
V run as fast as you can on the spot for 15 seconds
W 20 high knees
X 35 jumping jacks
Y 30 high knees
Z 12 sit ups
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Here is a reminder of last week’s cool down stretches.
Week beginning Monday 23rd March
This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these Active 8 Workouts. These are HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) and are a great way to get lots of exercise in just a few minutes. Each workout is 5-8 minutes long and will get your heart beating faster. Your mission is to complete a video each day. If you want to challenge yourself, you can repeat the videos as many times as you like or retry the videos from the other days. If you are finding it more challenging, pause the video if you need extra time to recover in between each exercise. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Have fun and keep moving!
Don’t forget to warm up first! Complete this video before each of the Active Workouts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_swUGtEpazY
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Follow this video for your stretches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gMuN6m1Gso
Times Table Rock Stars!
This week we have focused on improving our times tables knowledge using Times Table Rockstars Times Table Rockstars. We would love for the children to practise at home as this will help them greatly with their maths work in school.
Visit to Lincoln Central Mosque and Cultural Centre and Lincoln Cathedral 20th November
We had a fantastic time visiting the Lincoln Central Mosque. Imam Patel taught us lots about Muslim worship, and then gave us a tour of the mosque. Whilst in Lincoln, we took the opportunity to visit Lincoln Cathedral and enjoyed looking at the beautiful architecture.
Remembrance Day 11th November
As part of Remembrance Day, the children wrote messages for people who have fought in wars to express their gratitude. Messages included ’Thank you for fighting for us’ and ’Thank you for fighting because you have made us the people we are today’. The children then used the messages to create a large poppy. We observed the two minute silence and shared poems and prayers too.
Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders’ Award: 7th November
This year we will be participating in the Young Leaders’ Award. The children thoroughly enjoyed session 1, which focused on developing leadership skills. The children particularly liked the Cup Challenge, which resulted in some fantastic teamwork followed by great discussions about good leadership qualities.
Diwali! 4 November
The children have been learning about the story of Diwali. We discussed why it is called the Festival of Light and compared Diwali to other celebrations where light is an important symbol, such as Candlemas. The children designed and created their own Diva lamps and retold the story during Class Collective Worship.
The 10 Commandments 4 November
We have been learning about stories that have authority for Christians and have focused on the Ten Commandments. We discussed each of the Commandments and the children chose which one they thought was the most important, explaining their answer. They then painted a picture to show their interpretation of that Commandment. The children also created their own Commandments in groups and depicted them using oil pastels.
Shape Poems! 30th October
The children have been applying their newly-mastered grammar skills to create amazing shape poems! Children used alliteration and similes to make their writing more effective. They have planned, drafted, edited and then published their poems. Here are some examples of what they have created!
Class Collective Worship 17 October
The children have been making the final preparations for leading Collective Worship for the rest of the school. Can you guess what story from the Bible they might be focusing on?
Sketching 8 October
The children have been practising their sketching skills. We also learnt some new nature vocabulary, such as 'larch', 'snowberry' and ‘teasel’.
Sketching 24 September
The children were very excited to receive their new sketchbooks, which they will use to practise their drawing skills and collect ideas for art projects that they are working on. We started by sketching natural materials from the school grounds.
Parts of a river 24 September
This week we have been learning how a river is formed and the different parts of a river. The children have made models using clay and will now label them with all of the different parts.
Back to school! 4 September
The children in Willow class have had a fantastic first morning exploring the new resources in our classroom. They particularly enjoyed sewing and using the magnetic construction equipment!
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