This new ‘Home Learning’ section on our class page will help us to stay connected whilst school is closed due to COVID-19 and give you and your families help and advice in supporting your learning at home.
We have been busy developing a way to give guidance on learning and activities that can be done at home which will be useful rather than overwhelming during these strange times. We have created weekly home learning grids for each class which suggest activities for English, Maths, the wider curriculum and family fun.
The idea is that children choose one activity from each section to complete per day so they will be doing four of these activities daily. These home learning grids will be uploaded onto our website (in ‘Our Classes’ section) for each class every Monday by 11am.
We understand that everyone is living through their own challenges at this time and that life is difficult right now. Your own and your children’s mental health and wellbeing is and always will be the priority so we hope these grids are a help rather than a hindrance. We know you will be trying your best to support children’s learning but it is such a surreal situation to be in so we really hope these grids give a little guidance and structure to your efforts. The activities are by no means exhaustive but we feel they will be useful in giving children some motivation and purpose to their home learning.
Don’t forget to read every day and check out our list of useful websites and the government has launched their BBC Bitesize channel today (which you can watch via BBC iPlayer -search Bitesize- or by pressing the red button on your remote when watching BBC1) which has a range of activities, games and quizzes for each year group if children would like to do any extra tasks or activities.
Please let us know if you have any feedback on our home learning grids- this is new to us too!
Home Learning Grids Deer Class 20th April
Home Learning Grids Deer Class 27th April
Home Learning Grids Deer Class 4th May
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 11th May
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 18th May
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 1st June
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 8th June
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 15th June
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 22nd June
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 29th June
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 6th July
Home Learning Grid Deer Class 13th July
Our Learning in School
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Our Learning at Home
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Our learning at home
Our Learning at school
Our learning at home
Our Learning at school
Our Learning in school
Year 4/5 Topic Grid- Summer 2
Year 4/5 Topic Grid- Summer 1
Year 4/5 Topic Grid – Spring 2
Year 4/5 Topic Grid Spring 1
Year 4/5 Topic Grid Autumn 2
Year 4/5 Topic Grid Autumn 1
Year 4 Spelling & Grammar
Year 5 Spelling & Grammar
Our learning at home
Autumn Term 2015
Year 4/5 took part in team building activities this morning. We were problem solving and developing communication skills. It was great fun!
Year 4/5 visited the source of the River Wear with Ivan Dunn (the man who helped to build our pond). We learned about water sheds, peat bogs and about the different parts of a river. Do you know what a riffle is? We do!
Year 4/5 are learning recorder this half term. We go outside to spread out the noise!
Year 4/5 worked in groups of 3. They were given a map of the school and co-ordinates to locate. There were clues placed at each co-ordinate based on our field trip to the River Wear.
Inca Medicine Bags
This term our class used our theme of Ancient Incas to inspire our artwork. We made Inca Medicine bags using fabric and wool. First we designed our pattern based on repeated basic shapes. Then, with the help of Mrs Holmes, we plaited our straps using wool and ribbons. After that we made tassels and finally we stitched them together. Do you like them?
This term in music we have been layering sounds. We learned how to write music on a simple staff and then we added percussion.
School of Rock
Jack from school of Rock worked with our class. We started with voice exercises to help our vocal chords warm up. Then we sang “All the small things,” by Blink, “Thinking out loud,” by Ed Sheeran and “Happy,” by Pharrell Williams. Later the Year 4’s worked in small groups and were able to play the drums, keyboard, bass and electric guitar.
This term we have been improving and developing our gymnastic balancing and travelling. Our theme was over and under’ and we worked in pairs and in groups of four to create exciting routines.
We have been comparing the Church of England and the Methodist church in RE so we decided to visit them to find out more.St Mary and St Cuthbert’s church was very ornate and beautiful to look at and Chester-le-Street Methodist Church was simply and plain but they were both very peaceful and calm.
Abba our Christmas Performance
Our Abba inspired Christmas production, ‘A baby is Bjorn’ was a roaring success and we thoroughly enjoyed learning all the songs. Which was your favourite song?
We dressed up as our favourite characters from Roald Dahl books and spent the day doing activities based on his wonderful books. Which characters do you recognise?
World War I
Our visitor told us all about what life was like in the trenches during World War 1. We learned how to bandage wounded soldiers, carry a stretcher properly and to march.
Three Sikhs from the Gurdwara in Sunderland came to visit our school to tell us all about Sikhism and the promise they make and the 5 K’s.
Here we are using our iPads. We use them in all areas of the curriculum especially literacy and topic work and music.
Our Autumn Term art focus was ‘mother and child’. We created modroc sculptures and Ebony’s mum came to pose with her baby brother and little sister.
As part of our materials topic we had visitors from the science lab. We created goo!! We experimented with the consistency to help us understand the terms liquids and solids.
We really enjoy playtimes. Here are some of our natural sculptures we created. We also enjoy wet playtime. We play with the whiteboard and do jigsaw map.
We were lucky enough to have a dance coach this term who taught us some street dancing. We did a dance based on an art gallery and even used our homemade portrait frames.