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Work for Tuesday 9th February 2021

Today is Safer Internet Day 2021. The theme this year is: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world. 




Normally on a Tuesday morning, we would have a PE lesson with Mr. Parsons. It is really important that the children continue to have regular physical activity, so I will be setting PE as an activity on a Tuesday morning. You may decide to use this time to go for a walk or a run as a family, or you may have some good activities that you can do at home. I have included a link to a great website that has lots of really good ideas for PE activities that can easily be done at home. Choose the activity or activities that work for you, you can focus on one or try a few - it's up to you. Have fun!



On Tuesdays, we focus on our Mental Arithmetic strategies in maths. These are strategies that we can mostly do in our heads, or without needing to use a formal written method. I have included a Bronze, Silver and Gold activity sheet for the children to complete. See how many questions they can complete without any help, and then look at their answers and the strategies that they have used together. If they have made any mistakes, try and encourage them to go back and correct them.

Safer Internet Day


This year, more than every, it is important that children can use the internet safely and they can find information that is reliable. This is why the theme for this year's Internet Safety Day is, An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world. I have added a link to an ebook, which is a story about how Digi-Duck finds out that not everything that is on the internet can be trusted. There is also a copy of the story, if you would prefer to read it. Once you have listened to the story, I would like you to create a 'Top-Tips for Working Online' poster, using Wise_Owl's advise from the story. Don't forget to send me a copy of your poster!



Today we are going to practice our spellings in preparation for our spelling test on Friday. The spellings for this week can be found in the Homework Folder, or on Friday's Home Learning page. The activity today is the same for each spelling group, but they need to focus on their own spellings for their spelling/phonics group.



Each day, I will be adding some reading resources to the class webpage, choose the level of text that is appropriate for your child from the Gold, Silver and Bronze options. The text shouldn't take very long to read, but your child might need to read and then reread the text before answering the related questions. The answer sheets are for an adult to check the answers if your child is working independently. Please keep encouraging your child to read as often and as widely as possible in addition to the tasks set online. 

Community Art Activity


Before Christmas, you may remember that the school made lots of angels using recycled materials. These were then displayed around the grounds of St. John's Church. We are doing a similar project in preparation for Easter. This time we are using 'flowers' as our theme. The flowers, again, need to be made out of recycled materials. I have included some ideas on a document below, but you may have an idea of your own. In school, the children will be creating their flowers using bottles, but you can choose one of the other designs, if you prefer. Once you have made your flower, or flowers, you will need to bring it to school, there is a basket for them just inside the Priory Gate entrance. I can't wait to see what you all make!