Welcome to Marwell Class
Hello and welcome to Baybridge class! I am very proud to be a teacher at Owslebury Primary School, we are situated in a lovely community and we are very fortunate to have wonderful school grounds.
We have fun and we work hard in Baybridge class, and we are always making use of our natural surroundings. We love to stay active and keep fit, and we are always make sure that we enjoy the physical activities we do.
There are many topics that we learn about in Baybridge class, The Romans and Rainforests are some of our absolute favourites.
Please watch this video message below, from everyone at school.
11th May 2020
Hello Baybridge Class Children and Parents,
I hope that you have had a great week, and hope you enjoyed celebrating VE day, some of the cakes I saw on Zoom looked delicious! I am writing this letter before the Prime Minister’s Sunday speech, I hope that he announces how schools might start to go back, I am missing being in every day!
I feel like all I do is send you different links to websites with resources, but that seems to be what works at the moment. I will continue to send as and when I find something worthwhile. If you have found any other resources which you are using and you think other families might appreciate them, email me what you are using and I can share around.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons has a nice range of lessons every day.
The government has a page of resources for different subjects, including PE with some lovely different activities. They also have a section on mental wellbeing, which is especially important at the moment for both children and parents. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#mental-wellbeing
Updated work for the week beginning 11th May.
Please continue to go to the relevant White Rose year group page and watch the videos, you will notice that they have changed what they are giving out. Fortunately, I have access to the premium resources. There are too many files to attach to a parent mail, so I have uploaded them to this page in the relevant section below. White Rose have also slightly edited their content schedule, as they are now focussing more on helping the children get ready for school, so they are focussing on the key skills needed.
You can also head to https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ again, as they have good home learning packs with a mix of English and Maths.
If you want to look at some different resources this week head to https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning-resources/ where you will find home learning resources at the bottom of the page. You will need to register for a free account to download them all.
Finally, I say it every week but please continue your hard work on TTRockstars. Times tables are vital for maths, and you have plenty of time to become fluent with them whilst at home. A gentle reminder that Year 4 should be fluent with all multiplication tables by the end of the year.
I have attached to the parentmail, and uploaded to the website page the reading handwriting packs from Hampshire again, as I believe that they are good quality and have a nice variance of tasks. Please continue to read daily. For those of you who live in the village, I have been putting the school’s copies of First News in the phone box library for you to take as it could be something different to read.
Also, Mrs Tutton has been sending me videos of her reading a chapter of a story, and I have uploaded them to YouTube to come out every three days.
I have also attached Hampshire’s creative learning PowerPoint as I have done in previous weeks.
Before school closed, we started a longitudinal study in class, and we decided that we were going to study the birds that we could see in the school grounds. I thought that it might be nice to do some work around this, as you could do a small birdwatch, making a tally of different birds you see, or do a large project on it.
My advice would be to start with a question that you want to find an answer to. E.g.
- What birds visit our garden?
- Do different birds come at different times of the day?
- What food do the birds in our garden prefer?
Once you have a question, you then need to think about how you are going to answer it. Consider what you might need to do, when you are going to do it, what data you are going to collect and how you are going to present that data. I have made a short video about how to make a simple bird feeder for your garden, which might be a nice activity to do to go alongside your bird project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UylXjyqqddk
If you have any questions how best to structure a project like this, please email me and I can answer them, or I would be happy to do a Zoom lesson on it, wither as 1 to 1 or in a small group.
Message to children
Hi! I hope you’ve had a great week. The weather isn’t looking too great this week, but it is still important to keep physically active. Think about what we do in class, you could do the first person bobsled video, or head to BBC Supermovers for some fun. How did you get on with the computing last week? Keep going at it. I would like you to pend some time on Education City this week, your login details are the same as TTRockstars. There are lots of fun games you can play. Also, go to https://www.cgi-group.co.uk/en-gb/corporate-social-responsibility/stem-from-home for some interesting activities based on science and technology.
Stay safe this week, and keep an eye out on YouTube for lots of new videos coming !
A final reminder that we are having a whole school assembly by zoom on Friday at 15:00, so please send me any work that you would like to be shared in celebration assembly.
As always, please let me know if there are any learning areas you are struggling with at home, I would love to help. So far I have made video tutorials, covered topics in Zoom lessons and done some 1:1 zooms, and I am happy to do more! I am also happy to take requests on the subjects of home learning I send you.
Have a great week,