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BROWN BEAR: Class 4

 

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Upper School Remote Learning

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We really enjoy looking at your home learning exercises, artwork and all the activities you do. 

Scarlett's cute rabbit

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Scroll down to read previous daily messages on the 'Teacher Message Board'

Wednesday 1 April

 

Dear Brown Bear Class, 

Happy April Fools Day! Make sure you enjoy today with your families. Thanks again to all of you for your updates via email which has given all of us lots of interesting ideas for work and activities we can do at home. 

 

Alexis has updated me, letting me know that she has practised with lots of English and Maths work as well as studying the history of Africa. She reported that she has found Maths the most entertaining - I know that Alexis has impressed Mr Baybutt all year in Maths too!

 

Meanwhile, Ruby has continued to learn about the Victorians, discovering that children might have worked in factories from 4-years-old! How awful. Furthermore, she discovered that most of the factories and populations were centred around big cities like London, Birmingham and Manchester - similar to today. She has continued to improve in her test practice and I'm really proud of all her hard work this term. 

 

Finally, Connor has been helping his younger brother to read and carry out some of his home-learning tasks. Well done Connor! Maybe one day you'll be a teacher to a whole class...

 

Today at school we will be writing out which superpowers we would like to have in our families, if we could be like The Incredibles from the Disney-Pixar movie. We are then going to draw our family at home as if we were a family of superheroes like them. If you would like to have a go at this, it should make a fun activity that you can show your parents and siblings afterwards!

 

Today is officially our last day of Term 4, so I think it is important that you and I make sure we have a good rest over the forthcoming two weeks. All of your emails and photos have shown me that you have continued to work very hard at home and learn lots of new skills as well. Although we can't go away on holiday, try to enjoy the activities that you most enjoy at home as this is now your holiday time. 

 

If you wish to keep me updated with your fun activities at home via email, please do. I will update the class on the 16th April with all that you've been up to!

 

Have a great Easter break, Brown Bears and hopefully, I'll see you soon. 

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Miss L's English Set

Romeo and Juliet

Hi to all,

In case you wanted to work on your Verona travel guide, here is the PowerPoint (in a PDF) we used in class. Useful as a guide! I will be looking for more Romeo and Juliet resources this week so keep checking your class page and keep reading and writing. Try keeping a journal/blog throughout this time as one day it may be a useful historical document. I've already started mine! Feel free to send me anything you do and I'll share!

Stay safe and keep smiling peep Miss L :) 

Reading and Audio

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams' World's Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!

Get fit, keep active

PE with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is hosting a free 30 minute PE lesson on his YouTube channel every day at 9.00am.

Follow the link here for more information about this and how to subscribe.

Wake Up! School Assembly Song and Dance from Songs For EVERY Assembly by Out of the Ark Music

KSG with Firefighter Fit Kids Session 1

TT Rockstars Results

 

 

Our Winning Class this week is Lynx Class, followed by Brown Bears and Otters in 3rd. 

 

A huge congratulations to our school "King of Times Tables" this week, Fin in Lynx Class, who actually beat most of the other classes' combined scores!

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Teacher Message Board

Tuesday 31 March

 

 

Dear Brown Bears, 

Today is the last day of March. Although it was sad to miss out on our class exhibition and our Beaney Museum trip, we still had a fantastic Science Week together and a great Sports Relief Day as well, with some magnificent dance-routines to entertain us in our Strictly-Come-Endowed competition!

 

This week, Ruby has created a superb hope-themed poster and she's really improved on her practice-test scores with her Dad. This shows that with a little practice and determination, we can really improve in all of our skills. Well done Ruby!

 

Scarlett has been playing scrabble with her mum - a great way to practise your spelling and vocabulary skills. She has also created a lovely hope poster for her front window to inspire all of those key-workers heading out today!

 

George has been practising on a pogo-stick in the back garden. This is a really exciting way to get some much needed exercise and shows he's got great balance!

 

Finally, in school yesterday, Nate and Joe (as well as the other children in school) worked with me, reading about the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team from the 1988 Olympics. We then answered some reading questions. Finally, we watched the movie, "Cool Runnings" on Disney+ which is a fantastic film that shows we should never judge a book by its cover, nor should we give up on our dreams. While watching, they turned themselves into miniature bobsleigh athletes, like those in the movie.  If you can, I would recommend watching this film at home and completing these short work-tasks as well. However, you must get your parents permission before watching!

 

Have a superb day Brown Bears and try out some of the ideas that your classmates or I have shared with you on this page! Keep up the good work!

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Monday 30 March

 

Dear Brown Bears

Thanks again for all your updates over the weekend. I will be in school this week but I will do my best to keep you all up to date with our exploits during the week.

 

Connor has made a brilliant poster, celebrating the heroic NHS workers, working hard to save lives ​and help people at this difficult time. 

 

Claudine messaged me to let me know that she has continued to work hard with English and Maths work and she has created some brilliant art work with leaves. Hopefully we can get a picture soon for us all to see!

 

Joe went for a bike ride with his family this weekend to get some much-needed exercise and he's also recouped some energy, having been at school this week. He has also been improving his art skills, using Youtube tutorials - a great idea to improve one's sketching skills. 

 

Nate has been playing with his cats at home and he's also been behaving very well at school too, improving his gardening skills and doing lots of PE with Joe Wicks and Miss Braid. 

 

Teddy has worked hard on TTRockstars, improving his average speed to around two seconds per question. He's also helped his family to tidy up their garden and he's enjoyed demolishing some of the unnecessary garden furniture!

 

Lia has sent in a lovely picture of her hamster, while Scarlett sent in a picture of her pet rabbit. Both of these adorable pets have been receiving lots more attention than usual as their families are at home at the moment!

 

George also made a great poster for the NHS workers and he has submitted his first dream-story. This shows what an imaginative writer he is and his fantastic vocabulary. Perhaps you could create a story like George's? 

 

Lastly, Stuart has been making some delicious looking-brownies and practising his cornet skills, learning "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven - a very happy, positive song that can lift the spirits, even in this difficult time. 

 

Over this week, I challenge you write out a diary entry for each day. When you're my age, you'll think back to this very strange time and a diary entry will help you to keep track of all the exciting things you did at home. 

 

Furthermore, if you have a dream, why not create an imaginative story like George's? If we can create enough stories, perhaps we can compile them into a large collection for our class?

 

Keep up the good work, Brown Bears, and hopefully, I'll see you all soon!

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Explorers Extraordinaire!

We are extremely proud of our Brown Bears George and Stuart (Y6).

 

On Saturday 1 February the 1st Whitstable Scouts and Explorers participated in a 10-mile sponsored walk to raise money for the Australian Red Cross. We started at Faversham Train Station and ended at the East Kent pub in Whitstable. During the 5-hour journey we map read, ate some sweets and got very muddy feet! So far, we have raised $1,084 Australian dollars which meant that our leaders Skip and Nick had to wear tutus on the walk.

By George and Stuart   

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Class Exhibition

Book Sale for Haven

Well done to Maddy and Phoebe for the book sale they organised for Haven. They raised a grand total of £62.68.

Many thanks for all your kind donations of books and well done to the girls for organising the sale.

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'Harmonious Habitats & Mysterious Mayans'
Lena's Lesson: 3D Optical Illusions
Art

Soft Toy Sale

Well done to Phoebe in Morpurgo Class for holding a sale of donated soft toys with her mum on Tuesday. The sale raised a grand total of £70.06 which will be shared between Catching Lives and Tree Tops Animal Sanctuary.

 

Thank you to everyone for your support, Mrs Massey for her top selling skills and Mr Leone for the Christmas Music.

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Thank you Eryn who very kindly brought these plants in for the planters by the Office entrance.
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