To All Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of everyone at Oldfield Brow, can I thank everyone for their extraordinary efforts within an extraordinary year. To all the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who have helped support your child over the past months, your support has been much appreciated.
As we now close for the summer, may I wish you all a very happy summer. Some may be travelling away on holiday and some may not, but to you all, we would like to wish you all a good break.
From this point onwards, your child's class email will not be monitored until September, but if you need to contact the school please email us on email@example.com and we will reply as soon as possible.
Take care of one another and see you all in September.
Monday 20th July 2020
It was lovely to see so many of you and your families on our field on Friday - what a lot of smiley faces!!
For those of you working from home, for our last week I have set some fun activities for you to complete - please get these from the Downloads section below!
Friday 17th July 2020
Well, the rain has finally stopped so it's a GO for our get together at 3.30pm today! We look forward to catching up with everyone!
Reading Together Day
Hi - its Mrs C. It's Reading Together Day! It doesn't matter how old we are, reading together can be a special family time. Why not send in a picture of story-time today to appear on the blog?Make a point today of sharing a book with someone you care about. What will you share? Author and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell shares her 10 top tips for parents and carers here...
Tuesday 14th July 2020
At school we have been practising our dance and song ready for Friday - we hope everyone at home will be ready to perform! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone - and am also delighted to hear there is a Disco planned for September for those who cannot make it this week. We have a few places left if anyone would like to rejoin Y6 for the last week, please just email me!
Monday 13th July 2020
It feels very strange to be nearing the end of Term - feels like we have another 3 or 4 months left! However, there are just 2 weeks before you enjoy your summer holiday and head on to pastures new!. I am delighted that you have all been given the opportunity to come back in for the last week of Year 6, but don't worry if you are not - I know we will see you at the Leavers get together this Friday, or the Disco on 5th September!
Your school reports will be sent out to Parents by email today at 4pm (if I have scheduled them correctly!). Please let me know if they have not come through.
There are a lot of Transition and Personal Finance lessons in the tasks this week, so please go to the download section for further details!
Tuesday 7th July 2020
Today is my first day back in year 6 clasroom and it has been lovely to see everyone. I am enjoying working with Mrs Brownsell, and I will be in every morning. Miss Burney will be in afternoons - so a great team! Myself and Miss Burney will continue setting work and reading emails, we cant wait to see eveyone else hopefully very soon!
I hope you are enjoying learning about Shakespeare - even if some of it is a little gory!
Sophie's abstract art - I love the colours Sophie!
Monday 6th July 2020
This week the HOme Learning Literacy is based around Shakespeare and some of his famous plays! We will be looking at who Shakespeare was, all about his theatre, amazing facts and Midsummer Nights Dream and Romeo and Juliet,. I hope you enjoy reading the special edition of First News - full of a huge amount of facts and information - please find it in the download section below.
I hope you all embrace creating your 'Top Tips to Year 6' guide for the future Year 6's in September - what do you think they should know? I will share this with them when we do a short transition activity, and pre-warn them of what to expect!
Friday 3rd July 2020
The Book reviews are coming in thick and fast - and they are very well written! All the section that you completed have come together to make good overviews - very persuasive! I will share Abdullah's because I think many of you would enjoy it and he so clearly has loved reading it!
The Blurred Man (The Diamond Brothers book 2)
Intro Today we will be reviewing a book,called The Blurred Man ( The Diamond Brothers -2nd Story).Now the reason i chose this book is because it full of drama and uhhh… yeah full of drama.It is very unique because it has 2 stories in one.Once the main story has finished the second is significantly shorter than the first.I guess you could say 2 in 1,right?
But literally when you read the first paragraph you will immediately get engaged on the storyline.
Synopsis -Basically, two of the worst detectives in the world,i would say the younger brother is way smarter than the older one.They face a tonne of problems during their investigation like being drugged or thrown off a bridge and onto a passing by tourist boat.P.S that was one of my many favourite parts,just saying.This book makes the reader think lots of different things on different situations,but normally the answers are extremely unalike the readers.Amazing,in my opinion.
Highlights -One of the best bits i loved and you will too was when Tim and Nick the two main characters thought that Lenny Smile (a man who is known to be dead but also could be alive)was in a circus and thought they could end their investigation.Unexpectedly,he wasn’t there or at least they had thought,they walked into a room and once again unexpectedly found a dead man.
Someone had framed them,DUDUHHHHh.As others began to see Tim and his brother walk out of the room they became suspicious and started an investigation of their own.Let’s just say if they didn’t have those fast and agile legs they’d be done for. :)
Summary -I think you will be able to tell that I really am this book and even possibly one of the best books I've read so far.But who knows what I might encounter another day of my life.
P.S i not quite sure this will actually occur,but i mean it is possible.`nods no`Anyway,due to the Presidency of Me, i declare that this book be given 3 out of 3 me points as i have proclaimed that this book will be able to take as many yoghurts as they want in the local grocery store.By the way you will only get that if you have read the book,like me. :)
Tom organised the Virtual Sports Day for his Family - and I have to say - Mum did pretty well!!! Miss Cooney would be very proud of your organisational skills!
I also want to share Anaiya's review -Especially for Emily with her love of horses!
FINDING BLACK BEAUTY BOOK REVIEW
Finding Black Beauty is a book by Lou Kuenzler. It's an adventurous story of a girl longing to be with her horse with hints of mischief. The main story of it is Josie loses everything when her father dies in a hunting accident. Being a girl, she is unable to inherit their large estate -and when her horrendous cousin takes over, making life unbearable, she flees. The only thing Josie has ever known is horses, so, chopping off her beautiful hair, she disguises herself as a stable boy and finds work caring for a spirited colt called Black Beauty. When they are separated 'Jo' follows Beauty to London, where she meets some surprising people from her past. I would 100% recommend this to people who like thrilling, adventurous stories! With plot twists.
The major plots are when her father dies tragically after he went out hunting. And when she runs away! Some of the highlights of the book are: When she dresses up in a disguise as a boy and runs away so she can find her horse -Black Beauty- and when she gets reunited at the very end as she goes on an adventure all around Britain after Beauty because she was such a beautiful horse people were selling her buying her gifting her riding her stealing her its an adventurous story for people who love thrilling and unexpected storys!
But then, she also uncovers the truth of her long lost mother and the disappearance of her mother from many years ago! The summary of it is, Told from the point of view of a young girl who masquerades as a boy in order to become a groom, this is the other side of the classic horse story BLACK BEAUTY. Aspiring groom Jo comes to love Beauty and when they are separated she travels to London to find him - on the way solving the mystery of her long-lost mother. I would definitely recommend and give it five stars I was reading it for hours every day as it kept getting better and better!
Thursday 2nd July 2020
I am delighted to announce that we had lots of entries for our Oldfield Brow Artists in the Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Art Competition! The idea was to recreate or alter in some way a famous painting to reflect lives in Lockdown. I have attached the download to show all the entries (please find below), and we had a lot from Year 3 up to Year 6 that were chosen to put in the Virtual Exhibition! Louis in Y5KB and George in Y6 both entered amazing pieces of work and have been named as 2 of the 3 Primary Entry Winners! We are soooooooooo proud!
Frankie - i hope you are proud of your little brother!
Wednesday 1st July 2020have a couple of Prize Winners
Some lovely Art arrived in my inbox this morning! Can you tell which artist inspired Tom's abstract work?
Do we need money? Here is Sophie's view!
Here is Maheera's photograph - I can see she has read about how to set up a photograph as she has split it into 'thirds', and got good lighting - well done!
Tuesday 30th June 2020
Thank you to all of you who have sent work in over the weekend and yesterday - we have had some great Manchester redesigned £10 notes sent in!
Evie's bank note
George's very Mancunian £10!
Monday 29th June 2020
I have uploaded this weeks Home Leaning tasks to our Download section, and this week we will be learning how to create a quality Book Review over the course of 5 lessons, which will then be filmed and shared between those at home and school! We may even send them to Year 5 so they can get started on some of the more challenging bookes ready for September! Download the Reading Rocks IWB to support.
We will also be learning about Henri Matisse, The Cold War, Interdependance and Hinduism, as well as another Personal Finance Lesson - Do we need Money?
As always, please contact myself or Miss Burney if you need anything or even if you just want a chat - email us and we will call you back!
Friday 26th June 2020
It has been lovely to see some of Year 6 back in, albeit from a distance, in their new bubble! They have been working hard and it's great to hear the excited chatter!
We have continued to get great work in from home - here is Haaniya's 'Wanted' poster from our 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' work this week - well done!
Meanwhile Sophie AS has been posting hers around town!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend :-)
Thursday 25th June 2020
I have now uploaded the rest of this weeks learning at home tasks (Wednesday - Friday). Next week it will be back to normal with the whole week available from Monday morning on this page and shared on the drive.
One of this weeks tasks from our 'Personal Finance' topic, was to design your own ten pound note for Manchester (as if it had it's own currency'.These ones are belters!!! Well done Tom and Siri!!
I am also impressed with the #247 challenge entries - Mrs Chetwyn genuinely emailed me yesterday and said she loved mine, and did i want her to include it on the Literacy webpage. I have to explain it wasn't mine but one of yours! Compliment indeed (even if some of you are actually more brilliant writers than me!)
Tom. You are definitely not ordinary! Your work has been totally 'awesome epic and amazing' this week!
Sophie AS :-)
Jemima, our very gifter artist has shown how she can use one point perspective to great effect!
Some lovely writing from Sophie AS based on the Catch up! short film - lovely and neat! As well as guide on How to take a good portrait photograph!
Wednesday 24th June 2020
Well done to those of you who have already submitted their 24 word challenge. It's National Writing Day today so, if you want to send in any more to share, feel free. Entries from across the school will be shared on the Literacy Page over the next few days.
Visit https://firststory.org.uk/writeday/#247Challenge for help getting started
Here is our first entry from Year 6!
One day, in the lake,
I saw a reflection of a Man.
Not the Man I am today, the Man I want to become.
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
I really enjoying reading your descriptive writing on the Alchemist's Letter this week! Xindi's showed she has remembered how to use ambitious vocabulary, a range of punctuation and different sentence lengths - well done!
The Alchemist's Letter
Verideon stepped into the place that he had once called home. Dust blanketed the floorboards and dirt coloured the windows. Little light was let into the dark room- enough to see something, that was covered with cloth.
Swiftly, Verideon revealed what lay beneath the fabric. His mouth opened in fascination as he took in at what was placed in front of him. It wasn't just some machine; it was more than that. Centered in the mechanism was a letter- addressed to Verideon. He carefully unfolded the paper and began to read.
Wrought gold stood on the old oak table: intricate details climbed up the gold. Verideon was so mesmerised and entranced by the beauty of the device that it took some time for him to notice something, that would make it more amazing than it already was. It moved. It had awoken from its sleep...
Don't forget tomorrow we will be doing National School Sports Week activities, so get your PE kist on and download the activity guide from below!
Monday 22nd June 2020
This week will be an interesting and hopefully very enjoyable one for many, as some of Year 6 return to school! There will be special lessons to start with on the new 'normal' and guidelines of how we are coming back and staying safe. Many of the Home Learning tasks for this week, will be the same as the tasks done in school, they may just look a little different! Myself and Miss Burney will be available for those children learning at home as we have been for the last few weeks,Wether you are at home or at school - we are always available on our email, and if you want us to give you a call - just let us know!
IMPORTANT: The lessons in the downloads are for Monday and Tuesday ONLY this week, to ensure that when some return to school, we are all the same point in the activities! I will upload on here and share Wednesday to Fridays lessons on Tuesday Evening.
We are starting on Personal Finance this week, with 2 lessons looking at what money is, and how we can trade up to create more of it! We will be learning about Humanism, and entering a couple of exciting writing competitions!
Best of all, it is National School Sports Day on Wednesday 24th June, so download the pack below and read about the activities!!
Friday 19th June 2020
We have had some good work coming in yet again this week - it is so hard to keep motivated at home, so it's lovely to see the children engaging with the activities we have shared!
Here is some of Jake and Talia's writing on Plastic Pollution, one of the other themes of our writing this week, and a current environmental issue that affects us all - well done!
Plastic pollution is caused when people throw litter on the floor or in the ocean. It can then end up on the beach and in the sea and lots of animals are at threat of it. Many animals think that the plastic is jellyfish and end up chewing it thinking it is food. This is how most animals can die.Plastic debris can absorb toxic chemicals from ocean pollution, therefore poisoning whatever eats it. In fact, plastic pollution is one of the most serious threats to the ocean. - JAKE
The plastic can kill animals or be a threat because they could be scared if it becomes stuck to their body, such as their fins or tail. If a shark eats fish with the plastic in them, then the shark will also have plastic stuck in it’s stomach.Some people help the animals get the litter whats tangled on them off them; this is good because then some animals can live a good life. I could stop buying drinks from the shop when I am out and bring a water bottle with me instead. We now use silicone straws and not plastic straws at home and do not buy water bottles because our new fridge has a water tap. - TALIA
I am also pleased to report Jude's super abstract work in Art - he was heard to say he 'quite liked doing' it, which as Mum says is excellent progress!
Thursday 18th June 2020
What a change in the weather from last week!! At least you will be able to stay in and keep busy with all the work set! I have been very impressed with the English tasks completed this week - some very good pieces of writing, including the punctuation and grammar requirements, on the use of Mobile Phones, Household Jobs and 'What is Success?'.
Here is Emily's view on Success:
What does success mean to you, and why?
To me, success is setting a goal and achieving it, even if it’s something as small as unloading the dishwasher, to winning Wimbledon. Either way, that is what success means to me.
Does it matter if you don’t always manage to succeed, and why?
From my point of view, it doesn’t matter if you don’t succeed, as long as you don’t give up. You should continue to try and get what you want, even if it may take you a long time.
Here are Sam and Haaniya's view on Household Chores...which I fully agree with!
'I believe that children should help out with household chores, as it is essential kids learn their responsibilities for their future. I do not believe they should do chores during a test night or if they're struggling at school, because they have a huge chance of just rushing their work.' SAm
'Children should help with house chores, because it takes off a lot of the stress of parents and it teaches children valuable lessons-that they will need when they are older. This should only apply to the kids that have free time (not the ones that have many activities and homeworks.) Haaniya
I was also pleased to see all the work on Sikhism this week, and I was very impressed at Tom using google drawings to present his!
Wednesday 17th June 2020
We welcomed Mrs Dunne from Wellington into our carpark today for a 'socailly distant' transition meeting which was great! Lots of questions answered for children and parents, as well as lots of reassurance!
Thank you to those who have sent in the abstract art work -they are looking great! There will be more lessons over the coming weeks on other abstract artists such as Henri MAttisse and Juan Miro to look forward to! Well done to those entering the AGSB Covid-19 Art Competition, please find Georges entry below which i think is fantastic!
Sirisha's amazing Abstract Art work
Tuesday 16th June 2020
I have very much enjoyed reading the 'Homeschooling' English work you have sent in - reading your views about what you have enjoyed learning at home and your ideas of how to make school better have been varied and thoughtful!
- You are with family and can learn at home without having to drive in traffic and wear a uniform
- Maybe let family members volunteer more so they can support their child
- Playtime is a good time to have fun with your friends
- To make my school life better, I would place consequences for talking
- To make my school life better, I would take more walks, going out of school to do work involving school trips
- I learn more facts as the teachers are professionals
- We can use sports equipment you don’t have at home
- We can learn at your own pace and can catch up without anyone ever judging you
- You can also do some of the learning in your pj’s
- I also like that I get to eat what I want more at lunchtime.
I will continue to share these as there are lots us teachers could learn from what i have read so far!
Monday 15th June 2020
I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
PLease find this weeks work in the Downloads section. This week i have tried to mix it up a little and we are starting some new topics for the new Term!
Art - we will learning about how to create our own Abstract Art and one of the famous abstract artists
English - Quick fire daily writes! Show off your grammar and Punctuation on the themes of Housework, Homeschooling, Pollution, Mobile Phones and What Success Means to You.
Our new History topic is the Cold War and we are looking at all of the Religions - beginning with Sikhism.
I have also Donloadsd this weeks First News - with so much going on in the World that will affect us all for years to come - it is important you understand what is going on and why. try and read this over the week and complete the activity quiz! Email me for answers....
As always - email myself or Miss Burney with any questions!
Friday 12th June 2020
Firstly, big shout out to Tom ( the best awesome epic amazing student of all time - his words!) for his City themed 3D writing! Fantastic!
Secondly, Mr Merrell and our Oldfield Brow team have put together a video to show you what the school will look like for those returning to school before the summer break! Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xll59qS80&feature=youtu.be
Remember to keep the portraits coming in - head and shoulders - using all the tips and guidance you have researched about taking good photographs...the ones i received so far look amazing!
Thursday 11th June 2020
What a great online meeting some of you had with the Head of Year 7 at North Cestrian this morning! How well mannered and polite you all were - i must admit myself and Miss Burney were half expecting everyone to talk at once but you were all respectful and took it turns - very proud! I have emailed and asked other secondary schools what their transition plans are so I will let you know as soon as I do! I am in the middle of completing all the forms to help your new school get to know you all better, and it has been a pleasure to write so many compliments for each and every one of you - they are all looking forward to meeting you in September!
Please keep sending in the portrait photos and 3D names as they will contribute to our Leavers activities.......;-)
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Well done to those who have sent in portraits so far - an absolutely stunning one from Anaiya! I look forward to receiving the rest and then sharing with you all as a momento for the end of Year 6. I am in school today sorting out the classroom for those returning to school -it has never looked so tidy and Miss Burney would be very proud of me!
Well done also for super scores on SPaG.com - looks like you have not forgotton anything from before lockdown! Keep up the hard work :-)
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Today is National Empathy Day - where we are reminded to show consideration for others, and understand that we never really know what someone else may be going through. I have put a Family Activity Booklet in the downloads section below full of range of things to do at home.
I have enjoyed seeing some of you tackling the 3D artwork........Jude and Siri were first past the post this week with submitting their work! (although Jude, I have one word for you - RULER!)
Myself and Miss Burney will be making some phone calls to you all this week - so please answer our 'private caller' call! If we miss you - as always, send us a quick email and we will call you back.
Monday 8th June 2020
Welcome back to a new term. I hope you all had a good break, and you are ready to get back to your Home Learning - and for some of you, your School Learning!
We have lots of things planned for this term, and wether you are in school or at home, much of the work will be the same; Science, Art, Literacy and Maths, and next week we will start our new Topic!
This week we will be looking at Newspaper reporting in Literacy, Algebra in Maths, Digital photography, the impact of Humans on Evolution and 3D Drawing. I have shared with you all a copy of this weeks First News to support the Newspaper lessons - have a good read! There is also a quiz for you to download and complete, so send me your answers and I will exchange them for the answer sheet!
The Power Maths scheme that we follow in school has released a Home Learning Workbook that follows the White Rose scheme and BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons. They are £5.99 plus postage. Rest assured that there is more than enough work on the BBC Bitesize and mymaths for your child, but if you would like to buy a copy for additional work (and/or to save printing!) here is the link to the sample pages:
Link for ordering: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/product-category/power-maths/parent-school-order/
Friday 22nd May 2020
It seems a very strange thing to be breaking up for half term holidays when we have not been in school! But it is indeed the end of another half term, and as such we have two whole weeks off!
There will be no homework set, but I have come up with some activities to keep you out of mischief - from Touch Typing club to Coding Minecraft, and from learning Spanish to entering the Boys Grammar School Art competition! Please see the Downloads section, and I will also share all documents with you all on the drive.
AGSB Art Competition
Well done to all those who took part in the Guinness World Record Attempt yesterday - and for the Paula Rego artwork many have done and shared with us over the week! Here is Olivia's - the objective was to create a picture that tells a story, and I think she has done a brilliant job and really has captured Paula Rego's style!
For those who may be worrying a little about what is going on around us - it's OK to be worried. Here is the link to a lovely picture book for children about 'Worries'
Enjoy the holidays and stay safe:-)
Thursday 21st May 2020
At the start of the Lockdown, we did some 'Drawing with Rob' online, with great success!! He is now attempting a world record attempt for the LARGEST EVER online art lesson that you can be part of!
Register at http://artworldrecords.com to make sure you count towards the attempt. It's free and starts 4pm BST on 21st May via the live streamed lesson at https://youtube.com/watch?v=OSUN5vR4QZY
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Welcome back to the sunny weather - what a difference it makes!
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and at this difficult time we need to look after ourselves, and each other, more then ever. The theme this year is 'Kindness', and in the documents you will find a pack full of suggestions you can do from home. Here are some ideas that you can do for your Friends and Family...
Today is also very important - it is World Bee Day!
But why are Bees imnportant? Globally there are more honey bees than other types of bee and pollinating insects, so it is the world's most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees, but also by other insects, birds and bats. They are becoming more at risk, and so if you see one struggling - try and help it! ONe way is to leave it some sugar and water to give it more energy. Kristian and myself have both been trying to save the Bees this week!
Well done to all those who are sending in work every day - it is great to share the many things you have also done above and beyond what we have set for Home Learning!
Monday 18th May 2020
I hope you all had a lovely weekend! We have a few exciting things in the Home Learning packs this week - we have a Joy of Moving Fesitval on Wednesday afternoon for the whole school community to join in with! Please find in the Downloads section, a booklet outlining a whole afternoons activities from treaure hunts to Personal Challenges and Wordsearches! Send in any photos of you joining in for us to share on our Twitter page.
In Literacy we will be following the weeks literacy lessons on BBC Bitesize, which will build up to writing a letter to thank our health Care Workers - i thought it would be nice if we could direct these to Carers we know who live in our Community, or those working in our local Care Homes (a couple of which I used to work in Part Time while I was at school!).
We will look at the artist Paula Rego, and how she uses her artworks to tell stories and continue looking at Organisms and Evolution in Science.
As always - any questions please email myself or Miss Burney!
Friday 15th May 2020
A huge total of 495 tests were taken on read theory this week! A big shout out to Talia, who completed the most, at above her starting level so thats great! Close on her heels was Olivia, Jude, Jake, George and Sophie AS, who all completed more than the 25 requested. Fourteen of you have moved up in several levels of challenge - showing good progress. Well done to you all!
A challenge for you all today! Following on the success of Time Tables Rockstars - they are now opening it up to allow all of you to attempt a World Record! See all further information at https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr
To make an Official Attempt, players need to record a video of themselves achieving their highest score in the Studio* and send the video to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 UK time on 4th June 2020.
Don't forget to tune into this weeks Virtual Assembly at 2.45pm to see what our school has been up to this week, and see who has won the certificates in your class! Have a lovely weekend!
Wednesday 13th May 2020
I thought today I would share Ayushman's Lockdown Poem - as it does feel quite positive! Well done :-)
Keep up with all the hard work you are putting in - and please don't forget to tune in to Mr Merrell's Oldfield Brow Choir practice at 3.30pm today! https://youtu.be/2VRzABjWyqw
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Well done to all those children sending in their Lockdown Poems - I have really enjoyed reading them and been very impressed with how many different styles i have seen - from humourous and funny to insightful and reflective. Having spoken to many of you yesterday, it has been lovely to hear of the different things you have been doing, and hearing how some of you are even enjoying all the work we have set you! Mymaths continues to show us the progress being made, and although I know you won't get to show this in SATs (it should have been reasoning and comprehension today!) you should all feel very proud and how you are developing and learning new skills at home.
Monday 11th May 2020
Happy 'No Sats This Year' week! It feels very strange that tomorrow was to be the start of SAT's week - which you have all worked so hard for. However, please remember that all the learning you have done has had the desired results - each and every one of you has improved their work ethic, level of achievement and I have definitely seen a lot of pride on your faces when we celebrated your progress! SATs also can never measure the main qualities in a person -and myself and Miss Burney have so enjoyed having a class who are all so thoughtful, kind, respectful, caring and cheerful. We are only sorry we have missed this time with you all.
On another note, I hope you all had a lovely long weekend and celebrated VE day in the sunshine (in your own gardens of course!) It was lovely to see the photos of the bunting and decorations some of you have made!
I have put this weeks Home Learning Tasks in the Downloads section of this page, and also shared with you in google drive. A little more Science this week, with some investigations and experiments for you to have a go at (and write up properly) alongside lesson 4 of our Inheritance and Evolution Topic - What are the Different Animal Kingdoms? On BBC, there is a programme called Maddie's Do You Know, which should be used as the basis of your Explanation Writing task. Choose an episode that explains something you are interested in! Support Documents and Presentations have been shared with you all on Google Drive under folder 'Explanation Text' to help you. I have also included a range of indoor PE activities this week, as it may not be as tempting to go outside with the weather being a little cooler and windier this week!
Thursday 7th May 2020
Following on from our Evolution and Inheritence topic for Science, Matthew and Jude's Family have been using Ancestry.org to dig deeper into their Family trees, as far back as 1759! It is currently being made available FREE until Sunday, so a super opportunity for you to find out more about your Ancestors! https://www.ancestry.co.uk/
Our bunting is all done! Some of the lines are a little wonky and my blue felt tip ran out on the second flag, but overall I'm quite pleased with them! Now for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade Victoria Sponge! Miss Burney has also been busy preparing putting up her gazebo and baking her scones :-)
On Friday, there will be a 2 minute silence at 11am which will be broadcast on the BBC. There is also set to be ''The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2' at 3pm with people across the country standing and raising a glass saying "To those who gave so much, we thank you." It was at 3pm on 8 May 1945 that Churchill made his national announcement of the acceptance.
In the Downloads section, please find an Activity Document -and here is a list of websites for you to learn even more!
CBBC Newsround - What is VE DAY https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749
Victory in Europe Showreel - IWM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-CdpqhxDR8
BBC Teach KS2 VE Day - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr
Imperial War Museum - All you need to know about VE Day https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-you-need-to-know-about-ve-day
Myself and Miss Burney hope you enjoy the Bank Holiday and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the sun stays shining!
Wednesday 6th May 2020
For Wellbeing Wednesday this week - why not visit the Cosmic Yoga Movie Marathon on youtube? Here is the link for all the Movie themed sessions in one video - including StarWars, Harry Potter, Frozen, Moana, The Force Awakens and Trolls! Scroll down the information to see the timings for each session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxg1Sp4Q0g :-)
Are you busy making your bunting for VE 75year celebrations on Friday? We are in our house! There is a lesson on the National Oak Academy on making your own ( https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/creative-arts#subjects) - and making scones as well of course for our Garden Tea Party. Check back here tomorrow to find ideas and links to find out more about VE day and why we should never forget.
Finally, thank you to those of you who have sent in their 'Lockdown' Poems and Artwork'!
Tuesday 5th May 2020
I have had such a lovely time watching some of your films come in - from Stop Animation, to filming with animals and dolls, to comandeering your whole family (to play Man Horses and Pie Baddies) i have been amazed at the creativity you have all shown. Mr Merrell also enjoyed watching them - and laughed out loud at George's 'twist!'
I am looking forward to getting your Artwork and Poems in this week - hopefully you will be able to enjoy creating them in the sunshine!
Monday 4th May 2020
Having spoken to you all over thelast few days, we have discovered that some fabulous things have been going on at your homes! I was also sent a challenge this week which i thought i would pass on to you - to break a Guinness World Record! These are the 2 I tried. I did not do well.
However, if you fancy giving it a go - here is a link!
In the download section you will find this weeks Home Learning Tasks, including some lockdown art work. I would like you to send me your finished masterpieces so we can include on our website and make a gallery of them! I would also like to include them in a Year 6 Lockdown Book we are going to make, with Poems, Artwork and other photos and activities as a joint project - which can be printed and kept as a momento of what is a very unusual Year!
If you haven't already, please complete the 'Internet Legend' activity - Matthew emailed me to say, "That was the best E-safety lesson I've ever had. thank you for putting it on to do, It was amazing!!" and here is his certificate!
Friday 1st May 2020
I can't believe it's Friday again - and time for our Oldfield Brow Virtual Assembly! Follow the link to find out what all the classes have been up to this week!
I have had a lovely Friday morning, as I have recieved so many films from Year 6! The children's Literacy task this week was to come up with an idea, create a storyboard, write the narrative, and then a playscript. Finally - perform and film the story! I have been thoroughly entertained by the ones we have had in so far.........Pie Man Horror, Gymnast's story, Anaiyas and Florence's Adventure were the first 4 received......... I am going to share Sophies full film with you - hope you enjoy!
PS No guinea pigs were harmed in the making of this film.....
Anaiya's film using dolls as characters........
Sirisha the Gymnast
Tom's Pie Horror
Thursday 30th April 2020
Happy 100th Birthday Colonel Tom! It has been inspiring to see how just one elderley gentleman, could set off to walk round his garden 100 times, and a few weeks later, have raised over £30,000,000, had a number 1 hit single and been made an honorary Colonel by the Queen! As Mr Merrell likes to say, 'small acorns can grow into big trees'. So today - try and think of one thing you can do that will make a positive difference to someone - no matter how small you think that is, it could be huge to someone else.