The children from KS2 and staff from school stood on London Street to pay their respects to Mrs Lofthouse and her family as the funeral procession passed by school on 20th April. Mrs Lofthouse worked hard to support Fleetwood and it was lovely to see the community, including our school, come together to say thank you to her and show her family we are thinking of them.
Bunny Hop - raising money for Brian House
The children completed a bunny hop course on the playground, wearing their Easter themed mask, to support and raise money for Brian House. The children and Mrs Sewell discussed what Brian House is and the importance of raising funds for them as a class and school. The children were asked to donation £1 each, which would have contributed £25 to our school donation but the children wanted to give extra and raised £53.
Spring Term - Mrs Sewell/Miss Wade
Jelly Bean Prayer
During Lent, Kere Class gave up the Dojo prize box and earnt Jelly Beans from my box into their jar. Each Jelly bean colour from the prayer represented a good action/quality: completing homework, showing forgiveness, recognising their mistakes and saying sorry, helping others, improving in their work or consistent effort in their work. The children each received their own tube of Jelly Beans after successfully earning beans and following the prayer through their actions.
6x Tables' Champions
Kere Class are smashing their times tables! Here are a few of them who said their 6s in front of the class, in order and answered questions fired at them in random order. Big well done to Jackson, Kayson and Florence!
Stations of the Cross - reflecting on the events of Good Friday
In St. Mary's tradition, all of the school contributed to creating our own 3D representations of the The Stations of the Cross to remind us and reflect on the events that happened to Jesus on Good Friday and him making the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Below are pictures of us creating our two stations: Jesus being condemned to death and the weeping women of Jerusalem seeing Jesus. We discussed how Pontius Pilates' hands were tied in the situation of deciding whether Jesus should be crucified. The children imprinted their hands on a red sheet to show we will try not to judge and to listen to ourselves about decisions we make. For the weeping women, the children wrote their own pray about someone they have lost or about those who have lost a loved one.
Our 4 Times Tables' Champions
Well done to these 14 superstars who have earnt their 4 x table certificate. They join another 5 children in the class who have it already. They had to recite their 4s in order up to 12 x 4 and then answer questions at random and had to have rapid recall. Now it's time to learn their 6s...
Mylo comes to visit Kere Class
Mylo came into class this week to be introduced properly to the whole class. They will be having more time with him as time goes on and Mylo has had the training he needs to be a therapy dog. The children entered a competition to design a door sign for when Mylo is in our room so other staff and children in school are aware. Well done to Violet, who was the winner, chosen my Mylo himself!
PSHE - role play
This week we have been discussing ourselves and the relationships we have with different people. In one of our lessons the children worked in pairs or threes to role play a scenario where there was a problem. The other children had to watch and guess what the friendship problem was and come up with ways to resolve it.
Our First Week Back
It has been lovely to welcome the children of Kere Class back to school this week. They have settled back in really well and I know they've been excited to see each other. We have done lots of PE, PSHE, Computing, Art and Craft activities to settle back into school life, especially after being away from school and their friends for so long.
Beach Park Visit
With our last day of just being key workers, we took a trip down to the Beach Park to have a play. We can't wait to have the rest of the class back so we can do fun things outside of school like this together.
Virtual Visit from Author Dan Worsley
In celebration of World Book Day on Thursday 4th March, the children had a virtual lesson with author Dan Worsley who shared information about his past, why he wanted to be writer, the books he already has published and that a new one is out later in the year. He read from one of his books as well as told a story he wanted to share. The children showed how well they listened by answering questions and we just had enough time at the end for a Q and A session at the end. We are looking forward to inviting Dan into school as soon as possible.
Science Week - Wk Commencing 22nd February
Science Week has been great fun! Here are pictures of different activities the children have done in school and at home. With our theme being inventions the children have: researched inventors, completed a fair test, designed and created their own rob-bot for the future, designed and made a stew, been on a walk in the local area to see what inventions they can find and meet Mylo, our new school therapy dog - see pictures below.
Pancake Day might be in half term but that didn't stop the girls enjoy preparing, cooking and eating pancakes in preparation for Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent. A great way to end a very different type of half term.
To end our RE unit on The Sacrament of Reconciliation the children at home and in school made information leaflets about what the Sacrament is, why it's important to us as Catholic and what happens before, during and after. Here are some great examples from Lily, Ruby, Michaela, Daisy and Alex.
Here are some examples of the BFG story work from some of our home learners - Molly, Ruby, Michaela and Jason.
English - The Lighthouse
Here is an example of some the stories the key worker children based an a silent animation clip we watched called 'The Lighthouse'. Click on the picture to get a better view of their story. Read and enjoy their fantastic efforts.
More examples of Home Learning
An example of some home learning work completed this week from activities completed in worship, maths, topic, science and handwriting.
Visiting St. Mary's Church
The key worker children had the opportunity to visit church today after our work on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The children participated in a short reconciliation service; we explored church and the children asked questions about specific candles, paintings and artefacts. After that, we looked at where people go to confession with Fr Michael and how private and special it is. We finished our visit by lighting a candle and saying a prayer for someone they chose.
Stone Age - Cave Drawings
The children in school and at home have created their own stone age inspired art work, sketching some of the animals and landscapes found in stone age cave paintings.
R.E - What is the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
The Key Worker children have been working on their understanding on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, as well as the home learners. Here are examples from Jessica and Yoana, who with the rest of the children, looked at the image of children on the playground and thought carefully about the wrongs that happened, what they think a teacher would say and why they might want to go to confession.
Below is work from some examples from the Home Learners doing the same lesson we did in class.
Well done to all Kere Class children who are working incredibly hard accessing their learning from home. It wasn't exactly the start of the term we expected for myself and Miss Wade taking over the class, but through messages, phone call conversations and sharing work we are all keeping in touch, the children are taking on feedback and continuing with their learning. Keep it up!
P.E - Netball
The Key Worker children have started a new PE unit of Netball with Mrs Atkinson and even managed to get outside to enjoy the fresh air. The children started with ball skills of passing to each other in different ways to begin with, before starting to play.
Science - testing rocks
The Key Worker children, as part of their science topic on Rocks, have been using the scientific vocabulary to describe different types of rocks they have explored and handled. In this lesson, the children tested the different rocks to find out what type they were using a nail, sandpaper and vinegar.
Lily has taken her PSHE work to the next level! As a school we use SCARF for its PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education. With SCARF, children learn vital life skills they need to make them happy, healthy and safe. Harold the giraffe is the face of the SCARF materials and currently there are daily diaries available during lockdown to use at home. Lily has made her own Harold the Giraffe from wood, left over from some house renovations going on in the Martin household.
Times Tables - 3 times tables' champions
Well done to Yoana, Oliver, Oliver, Hristiana, Florence and Jessica for receiving their 3 times tables certificate today! They each had to say them in order and answer questions at random. Now we are moving onto our 4 times tables.
Ruby knows her 3x tables
Ruby's mum shared this video of Ruby knowing her 3x tables, after Mrs Sewell shared the success of the Key Worker children and asked home learners how they were getting on. This is a great example from Ruby.
Worship - using our Prayer Wall
In our classroom we have a prayer wall, where we STOP and pray. The children have begun to interact with my adding their own ribbon to represent a pray they have said to God. Each letter in STOP is a specific colour and they use that coloured ribbon for a specific pray: S is for sorry, T is for thanks, O is for others and P is for peace.
P.E - Agility and Speed Bounce
Here are some pictures of the Daisey, Michaela and Ruby joining in with P.E activities at home. The children were focusing on using videos produced by Fleetwood Town about agility and trying to complete a speed bounce task.
Computing - Coding
The children have been exploring Purple Mash and completing 2Do tasks involving coding which has involved following challenges and giving certain codes to move the superhero character into the right position.
Here are some great examples of home learning going on from Blake, Molly, Lily and Ruby. The children had to share the parable The Lost Sheep and write their letter to the shepherd, as though they were the sheep, to say sorry for what happened. The children did their letter independently and I gave them feedback. I got it sent it back to me with their answers and amendments completed.
P.E - Dance
Mrs Atkinson has been taking the Key Worker children for P.E and they have been engaging with dance. Listening to different types of music and exploring different ways to travel across the floor, make an image using their body and pretending to be a specific object, as well as work as a team to be creative in choreographing and performing a dance routine.
Worship - M&M prayer
In worship, the children participated in the M&M prayer, eating different coloured M&Ms for a different prayer after reading and sharing the following reading about how powerful God is:
Now to him who is able to do iMmeasurably More than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen Eph.3:20- 21
For each GREEN M&M: thank God for one gift or one good thing in your life (Family, Love, Health, enough etc.)
For each BLUE M&M: pray for a friend or neighbour who needs help or who needs to know Jesus.
For each RED M&M: pray for someone you love.
For each YELLOW M&M: pray for our leaders or those God has put in charge of something (Church, School, Government)
For each ORANGE M&M: pray for someone who is sick or hurt and needs healing.
For each BROWN M&M: Pray for yourself. Tell God something you are sorry for, something that’s worrying you or something you need help with.
You can eat the M&Ms after you have shared each prayer!
Music - Samba Time!
Normally Yr 5/6 get Samba with the Music teacher from outside of school, but today our Key Worker children had a turn via zoom! They loved getting a go and following the beat and instructions to stay in time together using the drums and the cow bells.
We love Rocks!
Check out Oliver's crystal that he made at home. He brought it in to share his prior knowledge on rocks and how he made it at home. It was perfect timing as he was then ready for our Science topic.
Florence brought in her sister's rocks and each one had a card to go with it, to explain what it was and where it's from. She shared them with the rest of the children in class.
English - Writing Effective Sentences
Here are examples of sentence writing the Key Worker children in school have been doing. Using the book 'The Secret of Black Rock', we have been reading and discussing the story and using the events to explore different types sentences and detail we can include. The children have learnt how to use a thesaurus to find synonyms for adjectives, verbs and adverbs to support their description. This is a sample of some sentences they've structured in one of our lessons.
English - freeze frames
The Key Worker children completed their English work like the home learner children where they had to create a freeze frame pretending to be Erin from The Secret of Black Rock as she fell off the boat. Here are the children in Kere Class, as well as an example of what Molly got up to at home: choosing an adjective to describe Erin's feeling at that exact moment and using her body language and facial expression to show it.
Maths - Place Value
Our Key Worker children have been completing the same learning as our Home Learners by looking numbers up to 1000. Here the children independently found all the possibilities to using four counters to create a three digit number.
Using our Reading Corner
Here are some of the girls from our key worker group, enjoying sitting in our new reading corner.
We are ready for Spring Term but seems COVID isn't! Mrs Sewell and Miss Wade will be taking over Kere Class from the 5th January, in the classroom and through remote learning. Everything for remote learning is in the 'home learning' star above, organised into the week and specific day, where you will find explanations and resources you need.
The children enjoyed showing off their talents today in our own talent competition. We had some amazing acts, from magic to dancing to comedy to singing. We voted together and came up with our first, second and third place winners.
Well done to Molly, Lily, Daisey and Florence for winning - and a huge well done to everyone that took part!
On Friday, the children enjoyed getting on their Santa hats and running a mile around the playground! It took 14 laps of festive music and fun to complete the mile!
Money in Maths
In maths, we finished off our addition and subtraction unit by investigating money. We opened up a shop and used our money to buy different things. We had to figure out how much change to give when we tried to be the shopkeeper, too!
Life Education Visit
In Geography we have been practically looking at different types of maps, including Ordinance Survey maps. The children have enjoyed working in groups to find the different symbols on the key.
Exploring folk tales
In English we are in investigating folk tales, the outcome is to independently create one of our own. This week the children have been looking at Little Red Riding Hood!