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Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Believe to Achieve! "Roots will grow down into God's love and keep us strong" EPH 3:17

Week Commencing 27.04.20

Dear Parents

I hope the first week of home schooling after Easter has gone well.

English and Maths will continue in the same way with a lesson for each day. The Maths work has a ‘Mild’, ‘Hot’, ‘A bit stuck?’ and ‘Check your understanding’ activity sheets. I would suggest starting on the ‘Mild’ activity and then if they are successful you could move onto the ‘Hot’ and ‘Check your understanding’. If your child finds the ‘Mild’ activity tricky then try the ‘A bit stuck?’ activity. With English please choose what you would like to do with your child and don’t feel you have to cover all the activities.

Spellings for this week are focused on the word ending ‘el’: towel, parcel, tunnel, angel, label, squirrel. Please could your child practise these 6 words every day and then could you please test them at the end of the week. They could also find out what each word means or write 6 sentences each one to include one of their spelling words.

Phonics work for this week is looking at alternative spellings of ‘ar’ and ‘ear’. Activities can be found on under Phase 5C Weeks 8-30 Investigating Alternative Spellings ‘ar’ ‘ear’.

I have set 5 ‘To do’ activities on Purple Mash:- creating a poster about the Great Barrier Reef; painting a kangeroo; time; Fractionio’s Pizzeria and a spelling quiz on words ending in ‘el’.

The R.E. lesson is about ‘Jonah and the Whale’. Watch or read the story on the internet first  or . Discuss what your child thinks Jonah was feeling at different points in the story (eg. scared or sorry, angry or worried). What was their favourite part of the story? How did they feel during the story? What do they think the story is about? Create a story board retelling the story of ‘Jonah and the Whale’ or choose their favourite part of the story, draw it and write what is happening. A story board template is available on the class website.

Our Topic activity is linked to the English and involves finding out about animals in Australia. Once they have found out about different animals (land, sea and air) they need choose one and create a fact file about that animal. The headings for the fact file could be: what they eat; what they look like; where they live; an interesting fact (Did you know?); a picture. There is a template you can use.

For Art, use your daily exercise to collect some flowers and plants, take some photographs or instead you could sit in your garden and then produce some observational drawings of different flowers and plants. The drawings could be done in pencil, chalk, felt tips, pencil crayons or any other medium you would like to use.

Please email me if you are unsure about anything at all, need some advice or would like to share how well something has gone – I will be checking my emails during the school day. It would be lovely to see what your child has been up to at home.

Finally, as I said last week, please don’t feel that you have to do everything, just pick and choose what suits you and your family best.

Take care

Sally Cross