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LYNX: Class 1

 

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(Years 3 and 4), please take a look at the Curriculum Information page which can be found under

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Lower School Remote Learning

Scroll down to discover fun learning activities, teachers messages, children's pictures, resources and lots more! 

Photo Gallery

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

Take a look at Noah's science sound skills video!

 

 

Children's Home Videos

Daily Message Board

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

 Lower School Friday Meeting

Monday 6 July

 

Good morning everyone,

 

I hope that you are all well? It's been lovely seeing what you've all been up to again last week! It looks like you've had a lot of fun and it was also great to see so many of you on Friday morning come and collect your medals from school. Now that you all know where you are going next year, you can maybe start to write some questions for your new teacher that I can send to her? It might be nice for her to see what you've been up to as well as me. 

 

Also, if you have any PE kits or anything still at school that needs collecting please let me know and I can arrange a time for you to collect.

 

Keep up the good work, we have 2 weeks left till summer holidays now, so keep checking our class page for remote learning activities and try and make sure that you keep up daily reading and times tables practice.

 

Take care, miss you all lots.

 

Mr H


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Quarantine Question Time!

Does Mr Hadlow find it easier to teach Lynx Class or his own children and what is his embarrassing disco move! Can you guess what Mr Baker's favourite Lockdown Lunch is and what new skill has he learnt. What animal would Miss Braid like to keep as a pet in her back garden and is there a rainbow in her window? To find out, click on Mr Hadlow, Mr Baker and Miss Braid's Quarantine Question Time video as they reveal all!  

Quarantine Question Time!

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PDFs of activities and booklets you can download and print 
Mr B`s Weekly Maths Challenges
Learning Resources and Activities

Create a time capsule

 

We are in the middle of the most significant planet-wide event since The Second World War.  Our children are living through a period which will be taught in schools in years to come. And when their own children have 'show and tell' it's kind of both cool and humbling to think of their classmates looking back in time through items, photos and notes deliberately selected by us, right now, as being representative of our hopes and fears and everyday life in lockdown.

Click on the below link:

https://letsembark.ca/time-capsule​

VE DAY Podcast

Podcast explaining the importance of VE Day and why we celebrate it

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

The BBC has also launched its daily lessons website which features a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. These are arranged by age and year group and definitely worth a look. 

 

Click on the link below:

Water for Life: Southern Water

Education & Water Efficiency 

Continuing on from our Science Week last term, please take a look at Water for Life: Southern Water website where you will find lots of educational resources, puzzles and quizzes. Create a poster to say thank you to Southern Water keyworkers for keeping water supplied to houses and taking their waste away.  These can be sent to: education@southernwater.co.uk

 

Reading, Audio and Art

Oxford Owl: Free ebooks

Miss Braid has set up an account on the Oxford Owl website. The company that made this site are the people who publish all the "scheme" books we have at school so it will be particularly helpful for those of you that are on stage books. That said, the "e-books" on offer in their "e-library" are appropriate for those up to age 11 so you 'free readers' will find it useful too!

 

Get onto website using this link https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ then click on "My class login" at the top of the page.

 

Log in using the username: Endowed Hedgehogs and the password: missbraid (Miss Braid originally set this up for her class before realising how many others may need this too!). You can browse the e-books by age range, series or theme. You can turn the pages just like in a real book, and even have a narrator read along with you! Such a great resource, I hope you get lots from it.
 

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

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

Please read Charlie's amazing stories and Patrick's fact finding Indian and Saxon Projects

Stories Recorded by Maxim

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Get fit, keep active

PE with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is hosting a free 3o 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.

Kent School Games: #StayHomeStayActive  

Personal Challenge: Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on your competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

 

Click on the below link

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

TERM 5 Times Table Rockstars

 

 

Hello all of you Times Tables Rockstars! 

It's been four weeks since our TTRockstars Championship winners were announced and we've been keeping count of all the coins that you've earned since. 

 

This term's class winners are Lynx Class with an impressive 96,361 coins.

 

A massive well done and thank you from all of the Lynx Class goes to Lily who earned 45,712 coins on her own! An amazing achievement, beating some of the other classes' combined scores! This means that Lily is our TTRockstars Queen for Term 5. Congratulations Lily!

 

Kurt in Year 3 put in a valiant effort, earning over 18,000 coins for 2nd place and Stuart in Year 6 finished 3rd with over 12,000 coins. 

 

Well done to everyone who took part this term and don't forget to keep practising over the next few weeks! Perhaps the TTRockstar trophy can move from Lynx Class next term - it's becoming part of the furniture in there!

 

 

Learning links!
Teachers Message Board

Tuesday 2 June

 

Morning everybody,

 

We hope that you are all well?  All the teachers have set up the home learning for this term and Mrs Fall is adding it onto our class pages.  There are lots of ideas and tasks for you to dip in and out of when you can.

We recommend doing one of the English and Maths tasks in the morning along with the Joe Wicks workout and then to do one of the other subjects in the afternoon.  

 

If you have any questions or things that you may need some support with please email Mr Hadlow on mhadlow@whitstable-endowed.kent.sch.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Like before half term, please keep your messages, photos and pieces of work coming into us via email and we will add them to your class pages.

 

Thanks, Mr H

 

Monday 1 June

 

Good Morning Parents, Carers and Children,

 

All the lower school teachers wish to say hello and welcome back (virtually) to Term 6.  All of us teachers are going to be in school from now on, so we won't be able to contact you every day, as we'll be teaching!  We have been working very hard on your Home Learning and this will be going onto your class page's by the end of the day today.  We recommend that to give it some structure, that you do English and Maths each morning, along with the Joe Wicks workout if you wish and then choose one of the other subjects to do in the afternoon.  Why not design your own timetable, so that you know what you need to do each day?  

 

The Maths and English have links and exercises that can be split into the 5 days across the week.  

We hope that you enjoy your learning and that you'll all be back with us all soon.  ​We will regularly be adding work, videos and photos to your class page for you to enjoy.  If you have any questions re home learning, could you please email Mr Hadlow  at mhadlow@whitstable-endowed.kent.sch.uk, as Mr Baker and Miss Braid will be teaching and will not be able to answer your emails in the day.  You can of course still email your teacher too with any photos or work for them to look at.

 

Many thanks

 

Mr Hadlow, Miss Braid and Mr Baker

 

Wednesday 21 May

 

Hi everybody,

How are we all? Did you enjoy the sunshine yesterday? We got the paddling pool out once everyone had finished all their work and it was great fun and nice to cool off!

 

Thanks again for all your messages, you've all clearly been very busy! Thanks to Flora who has just finished other story. I've put it on our class page, so that you can all read it; its brilliant! Also good to hear from Darcey, Oscar, Maxim, Edith and Noah in the past few days! You've all done some super work!

 

All the lower school teachers are going to meet (virtually) tomorrow and set you all some new work for after half term, but it would also be nice to put some of your ideas on there too, so if you can think of anything ranging from Art to Maths let us know and we can add this in separately for others to have a go at too!

 

Finally, as its Thursday today, I'll be out clapping our fantastic NHS tonight, how many of you are doing that too? My brother and sister in law have been working very long hours in hospitals since all this happened and have contributed to them all doing an amazing job! Please send any pictures of what your street is like if it's not past your bedtime!

 

Take care and see you soon

 

Monday 18 May

 

​Hi Lynx,

 

How are well on this lovely sunny morning?  I hope you all had a lovely weekend?  What did you get up to?  I went for a family walk by the sea which was lovely to get outside and see somewhere different.  We also did some gardening, had a bbq and face-timed our family!

 

Today would have been the last week in school before half term, so with that in mind, have a look through the work packs on our class page and see what else you need to do and try and send me some of your project work if you can!  Try, as well and send some more pictures or recipes of some of the things that you have been cooking or baking at home.  I loved seeing the pictures of your finished projects and I've also loved receiving recipes for me to have a go at too!  I may well try the Naan bread and cookies recipes this week!

 

Thanks to Charlie, Darcey and Tilly who all sent messages and pictures over the weekend, it looks like you've had great fun and I've uploaded them to the class page.

 

I am missing you all a great deal but we still aren't sure when we can all meet up again but hopefully it won't be too long! I hope you and all your families have a lovely week and stay safe!  Keep in contact and speak to you again soon.

 

Mr H

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September 2019 - July 2020

Class Exhibition

24 January 2020

Christmas fun!

Illustration Masterclass

June 2019

 

Walliams Class would like to say a big thank you to Quinton (Mae's Dad) who came in to talk to the children about his job as a professional illustrator and artist.

 

Quinton is the Illustrator of New York Times Bestseller, and Children’s Book of the Year 2018 Specsaver’s National Book Award Winner, ‘Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different’, by Ben Brooks.

Also colourist for 2017 Eisner Award nominated 'Clean Room' (DCVertigo Comics).

 

It was an exciting and creative afternoon with the children learning about all the techniques he uses and creating their own self-portraits.

 

 

Pizza Fun!

Thursday 7 February

We had such fun making pizzas at Pizza Express on Thursday. We learnt how to make the bases, chose lots of yummy toppings and then once they had been cooked we bought them back to class and enjoyed eating them.

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