We hope you are well and safe. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have requested for schools to re-open for specific year groups from the 22/6/20. The first year groups in school will be Nursery pupils, followed by Year 1 and then Year 6. Wen have not had any confirmation yet for any other year groups. Therefore, Year 5 will continue to complete the home learning tasks until further notice. We will contact you when we know more about year 5 returning to school. Thank you for your continued support with home learning, if you have any questions regarding homework, do not hesitate to ask.
Following the school closure, children have been assigned tasks to complete on specific days; pupils are expected to complete daily tasks from home. To access the home learning plan, click on the ‘Home Learning’ star at the top of your child’s class page and to be directed to the appropriate websites, select the ‘Websites’ star. Home learning will be checked regularly to see that pupils are completing online tasks on MyMaths, Purple Mash and SPAG.
Our topic we will be exploring for this half term is 'Faster, Higher, Stronger'.
Our main focus for English will be Myths, by the end of the unit children will be able to write a Myth. Another unit is reports, children will create a non-chronological report about the Olympic Games.
For maths we will be expanding our knowledge on aspects of number, measurement, geometry and statistics. The maths activities will include the Abacus book and papers from the home learning packs and online learning via MyMaths and Timetable Rockstars. White Rose Maths have also created some home learning lessons and activities to support your child's learning. To access the White Rose Maths, click on the websites star.
We are learning more about biology - animals and human life cycles. We will describe changes as humans develop to old age and investigate animals as they are alive; they move, feed, grow, use their senses, reproduce, breathe/respire and excrete.
In History, we will improve our location knowledge of Greece whilst understanding significant aspects of history, specifically ancient Greece. We will focus on life in Ancient Greece and the impact their thinking and ideas have had on British life and society.
During this time, it is crucial to stay active. Physical activity or exercise should be part of your daily routine. In order to help, I have added Joe Wicks P.E, yoga and BRFC joy of moving/wellbeing to your learning plan and website star, the website 'Association for Physical Education' is above, where you can view videos and develop fundamental skills.
Any queries feel free to email the school office.
Finally, during this unfortunate time - we wish you the best of health!
Miss Martin, Mrs Ali and Mrs Sheikh.