This will be the final week for on line learning at home. We are planning for a full return to school in September in line with Government guidance. Please continue to check the school website regularly for updates and details about returning in September. Thank you for your engagement with the on line learning during these difficult months.
Sing Up at Home
If you enjoy singing and would like to learn a new song, follow the below link to visit the Sing Up at Home page. There will be a new song uploaded with a performance track and backing track each week and pointers and tips of how to sing the song successfully.
Good luck and happy singing!
If you would like to see some of the adventures Waffle has been going on, please go to our 'Waffle' page on the children section of the website where you will find a special message along with some pictures!
Here is a message from our local library;
I am delighted to announce that we have just launched a new Summer Reading Challenge website especially for children in Cheshire West and Chester. It includes:
And of course there’s also the national Silly Squad website where children can join to read books and get online rewards for doing so at www.sillysquad.org.uk.
We’re still working hard to get our libraries open as soon as possible. Storyhouse is reopening this Saturday, followed by Ellesmere Port, Neston, Northwich and Winsford libraries on the 13 July with revised opening hours. A further five libraries will be reviewed two weeks later. The Summer Reading Challenge will be almost entirely online this year.
All customers can access Library services online and it is now possible to join the Library online and use the digital resources straightaway, gaining free access to thousands of free eBooks, audio downloads, eMagazines and eResources (availability of digital resources).
To sign up and get your card number, please just need to fill in the form and then email the Libraries team, details below.
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (confirming your full name, date of birth and postcode)
One of the main ways the team will be communicating during this period is through their social media platforms - @cwaclibraries on Twitter and @cwaclibrary on Facebook. Please like and share these profiles and use the hashtag #librariesfromhome.
Virtual Lego club - Saturdays, 10am
Each week will be a different theme. Last Saturday was Rockets and everyone was invited to share their creations with the Libraries team via social media.
Online Rhymetime - Tuesdays, 10.30am
Not only good old classic rhymes but also some basic signing to help everyone in the community join in.
Digital animation sessions - Wednesdays, 11.30am
Another wonderful, regular session usually delivered in libraries but now offered online as a reminder/tutorial on how to create your own animations at home.
Storytimes - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3pm
Find out more on the Libraries' eResources page including access to free home schooling sites, a wide range of free cultural resources to help improve your feeling of wellbeing and even virtual tours of art galleries and museums around the world.
Cheshire Libraries offer a wide range of eBooks, which are free to library members. For ease of access, download the Cloud Library app via the App Store or Play Store and login with your library card number and PIN/password.
If you are not sure of your PIN/password or need to renew your library card then please email: email@example.com for assistance or use the online chat facility on the Library webpages during office hours.
There is currently unprecedented demand for eBooks so the team is working hard to increase the number of titles and copies that are available. Please share this information with friends and family who don't follow Libraries on social media and might want to get set up with this service.
eMagazines – Magzter
Cheshire Libraries offer a wide range of eMagazines, which are free to library members. To access these, you must first register on the Magzter website and then create a library user account.
You can read magazines online in your web browser on your computer or laptop. Simply log in and choose the magazine you wish to read. Alternatively, download the MagzterLibrary app via the App Store or Play Store. You can download and store magazines on your device, helping you to save data.
Audio downloads - RB digital
To access audio downloads, you must first register on the RB digital website, then select 'register' in the top right-hand corner (this will be a figure head icon on mobile devices).
For ease of access download the RB digital app via the App Store or Play Store. On first use it will ask for your registration details.
Is Tropical Topical?
This term we are learning all about the rain forests of the world. We will look at where they are and what they are like.
What is the weather and climate like in a rain forest?
During this term we will be investigating plants. We will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem, leaves and flowers, find out what they need to grow and how this can vary from plant to plant. We will investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
Can you find out what job each part of the plant does?
Have a look at this video :
Later in the term we will look at a new topic of 'Animals including humans'. We will begin to identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. We will also begin to understand that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
Celebrating Easter and Pentecost
During this half term children will be thinking about the Story of Jesus appearing on the road to Emmaus. We will generate questions the disciples may have asked Emmaus. We will think about What answers might Jesus have given them?
Later we will look at the ascension and decide if this is a happy or a sad time.
READING AT HOME
Please read to a grown up every day and ask them to sign your book. Talk about what you like and dislike about the books you read, what your opinions are about the characters and events and make predictions about what you think will happen next.
This term we will link our key texts to rain forests.
We will begin with The Tin Forest.
For the first few weeks we will be looking at perimeter of shapes.
The perimeter is the distance around a 2D shape… You can imagine it as an ant crawling around the shape, so the area the ant will cover is the perimeter of that shape. The perimeter is normally measured in cm but can also be measured in mm and meters
A healthy body is a healthy mind!
Keep active at home.
Join in with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
We will be learning basic Spanish greetings.
Listen to the songs below to learn some Spanish phrases and vocabulary!