Staverton C.E. Primary School
School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,
Welcome to Lions
Teacher: Mrs Gurr
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Clark and Mrs Knight
Hi Lovely Lions,
I'm hoping that you are all able to access the work on Google Classroom now but just in case there are still one or two problems, here is the work for Monday. I really hope you enjoy it!
Friday 15th January
You've reached the end of the week! Well done everyone! I hope you are going to enjoy today's Home Learning. Firstly, here is the 9@9 solution for Thursday:
For your English today, you are going to be writing your 'Short Burst' making sure that you include all the features that we've worked on this week. Please look at the final slide to help you and remind you of the features to include.
If you are feeling stuck, you could begin like this:
Stepping quietly out of the back door, Michael started to make his way down the garden towards the delapidated garage.
How is Michael feeling?
What is going on in his head?
Can you describe what he sees in the garden?
What does he hear?
Can you describe him entering the garage?
What is it like inside the garage?
What does Michael find inside the garage?
Have a lovely weekend everyone. I will look forward to seeing and hearing from you next week.
Best wishes to you and you families,
Thursday 14th January
Well done Lions! I'm sure you've all been working incredibly hard at home (and in school!) Once you are able to access Google Classroom, do send me a message or even some work if you're able to. I'd especially love to see some of your English work from this week.
Here is the 9@9 solution for yesterday. I wonder how you got on!
For Guided Reading, please look at the slide for today. You are going to need to think about the first three chapters of Skellig and summarise your thoughts so far.
For English, please look at the slide for today. How did you get on with yesterday's fronted adverbials activity? Today, you are going to focus on sentences with relative clauses which relate to our book Skellig. There are a couple of examples to help you. If you're feeling stuck, you could begin by modifying (changing slightly) the two examples I've provided.
Wednesday 13th January
Good Morning Lions! I hope you're all getting on well with the Home Learning. Please let me know if you're having any issues.
Here are the answers to yesterday's 9@9:
Tuesday 12th January
Hello again! How did you get on with yesterday's work? I hope you enjoyed the 9@9. The answers are below and here's another 9@9 to start off your Tuesday!
For your Guided Reading today, please look at the slide for Tuesday. You have an extract from the start of the book and some questions to answer. I want you to use your imagination and write down your thoughts about what the book might be about. Miss Jefferys and I have been busy filming ourselves reading 'Skellig' so tomorrow you will be able to listen to the first three chapters. We really hope you will enjoy that!
For English, I am wanting you to complete the task where you're thinking about creating 'Show me, don't tell me' sentences. There are some photos to help you get your creative juices flowing. Do please email into the school some of your English work from yesterday (Monday). Did you manage to create some suspense in your writing by using short, dramatic sentences?
I will type them up and put them on this page!
Monday 11th January 2021
How are you all doing? Some of you have been coming into school and that has been so nice! For those of you I haven't seen this term, I hope you are well and I send you all my best wishes. I am of course missing you very much but looking forward to seeing you in the not too distant future! In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy learning at home. As far as possible, we have tried to ensure that the work you will be doing at home is the same work you would be doing in school. Here is a handy timetable which might help you to structure your day:
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. Happy New Year!
I'm really sorry not to be seeing you all today. I hope though that you are all ok and will enjoy the Home Learning activities below. Next week we will hopefully be able to be a little more interactive as we are sorting out something called Google Classroom. This will enable us all to upload work and also comment and give feedback. I'm looking forward to that as it means we can keep in regular contact in a really fun way.
Take care and stay safe!
Mrs Gurr and Mrs Clark
The wonderful Lions have managed to earn, as a class, 50 lion tokens since September and today (Thursday 17th December) they received their reward for all their hard work and exemplary behaviour.
They had a morning of Christmas crafts, hot chocolate and a firepit! We all had a lovely time!
Term 2 Week 2- The children have worked incredibly hard this week. I was especially impressed by a group who managed to solve these two rather challenging problems which related to our Maths topic. I wondered whether they might provide a bit of weekend family fun!
On the subject of Maths, we are putting a great deal of effort into our tables knowledge. It would be great if the children could be tested on their tables at home using the booklet I sent home in September.
On Wednesday we held a Remembrance Service in our classroom. We also looked at the poem 'In Flanders Field' and reflected on the line which describes the lark continuing to sing high in the sky above the battlefield. We had a very stilling five minutes on Friday afternoon when we watched a performance of a beautiful piece of music called 'The Lark Ascending' by the English composer Vaughn Williams.
Below are some photos of the children completing their topic essays on the work of Andy Goldsworthy.
Well done Lions. Another great week with everyone working hard and making plenty of progress!
WORK FOR MONDAY 2nd AND TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
We are sorry that your half term wasn't as you may have planned it but we hope you still had a fabulous time, spending quality time with those around you, catching up on sleep and are now ready to start Term 2! Please find below the English and Maths work for the next two days:
English - For English, our focus this term is Myths and Legends. To start this off, we would like you to familiarise yourself with the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Please have a look through the power point of activities and complete a range of activities over the two days.
Maths - For Maths, there is a set of reasoning and problem-solving questions based on areas of Maths we have already covered this year during Term 1 (Monday: Place Value and Tuesday: Four Operations). Please complete the questions independently and then use the mark scheme to mark your work. For the questions you have got incorrect, please re-work through them to spot your error. There are lots of resources on BBC bitesize and White Rose Maths that will hopefully be able to help you.
We hope you have a good two days back to Term 2, albeit slightly different to normal. The Year 6 bubble staff team are all really looking forward to seeing you on all Wednesday.
With best wishes,
Welcome back everyone to what I hope will be a wonderful final year for you all at Staverton School. We have so much to look forward to and I know that you will all be returning to school eager to see your friends again and to get going with your learning! Here are some pictures of your new classroom so that you know what to expect! I am looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 3rd September. I will update this page with photos and information weekly so that your family can see what you have been getting up to in school.
See you soon!