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Welcome to Turquoise Class

Teachers : Miss Griffiths (Mon-Weds)

Mrs Devine (Thurs-Fri)

Thank you to everyone for your support in these challenging times. We have really enjoyed looking at the photographs children working from home have sent to hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk and hope you continue to send them - they have really made us smile! We seem to have heard from some children more than others... those of you who haven't been in touch yet, please do so as we really do enjoy looking at what you have been doing at home.

 

We were particularly impressed by a science experiment that one family did at home this week - it looked really interesting and we could tell how much the family had enjoyed carrying out the investigation together! Please don't feel that you can only send in work that has been set by us. It is so nice seeing photographs of children doing their daily exercise around Whitworth, cooking or baking, gardening or even just showing us your pets - it was a pleasure to virtually meet one child's chicken!

 

We would like to offer you all our best wishes and reiterate how important it is that government advice is followed in order to keep yourselves, your friends and your family safe. Ensure that you read every day, practise your spellings and complete the work set on this page. Just as importantly however, you should take the time to play your favourite games, bake, cook, garden... all of the things we know you enjoy. Listen to your parents as they are your teachers now and be patient with your siblings as you work and play together. Keep smiling and laugh often - a positive mindset makes more of a difference than you can imagine! 

 

 

Please click on the document and follow the information about the work you need to complete today. 

 

Take care, 

 

We are missing you!

 

Miss Griffiths and Mrs Devine

Do you think Mole would approve of us substituting cake with Easter eggs?

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Easter Work

 

Over the next two weeks, we are changing how we set your work. Instead of setting you maths and English work every day, we will set you a variety  of projects that you can have a go at instead. Some of these are related to Easter, some are related to the current situation we find ourselves in and others are just for a bit of fun. They are completely optional - this is your Easter holiday and you may have fun things planned with your family (whilst adhering to government guidelines of course!).

 

If you are stuck for ideas or feel bored at any point, have a look at the tasks below. They may just provide you with some inspiration. A separate set of activities will be available next week, just in case you find yourself in the doldrums! 

Current word count:

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We are so impressed with those children who are still completing quizzes at home. Remember, reading is the one skill which allows you to access all other subjects in school. It really does have a significant impact on your future.

 

What books are you currently reading? We would love to share your recommendations - if there is a book that you have particularly enjoyed, email hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk with the title and tell us why you enjoy it so much. That way, your friends can enjoy your recommendations just as they would if we were in school.

 

Miss Griffiths has now finished Malamander - those of you who like an adventure crossed with a little spark of magic (minus the wizards) will love this book! Eerie on Sea seems less tempting a place to live now... Miss Griffiths might not be brave enough for that - Rossendale Valley seems much safer all of a sudden!

 

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook is proving equally gripping so far - those of you who enjoy adventure in exotic settings would enjoy this. A young girl is the daring yet reckless protagonist. The blurb begins: THIEF. REBEL. BANDIT. HERO?  

 

Mrs Devine is really enjoying reading 'Podkin One-Ear', as recommended by one of her sons! A fearsome warrior rabbit whose reputation for cunning and triumph in battle has travelled the ages. But how did he become such a mighty fighter? The answer may surprise you...

 

Even though you are not in school, the books that you read and attempt quizzes on still count.  Can we reach 8000000 by the end of this week?

TT Rockstars

 

We have noticed that some of you have been using Times Tables Rockstars whilst others are somewhat more reluctant.  Remember this is a great way to learn multiplication and division facts and a great way to challenge your friends. Keep up the good work those of you who have been using this website!

Topic Work

Your topic work this week is about the Easter Story.

 

We want you to remind yourself about the Easter Story, why Easter is celebrated and the true meaning of Easter. There is a PowerPoint with the Easter Story on to read through to remind yourself.

 

Once you have done this, we want you to be creative with a retelling of the story. 

You could: make props and act it out, use Lego to create the story (watch a video on Youtube to help), rewrite it from a different person's point of view, paint or draw pictures of the story or create a comic strip of the story. You could even come up with your own creative ways. 

 

Please share your finished work with us by sending an email to the homework email address - hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk - we would love to see what you decide to do! 

 

You can also complete any learning logs you didn't finish before we closed. 

 

If you want any extra activities, please look at the different options that are below. You can do some of the writing tasks, where you must complete the story, or you could have a look at the geography, studying the Lake District. You could also have a look at the document with all the links to different websites and activities to have a go at. 

 

You could keep busy and active by completing some Just Dance videos online or even join in the Joe Wicks live PE lesson every morning at 9am on Youtube. 

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Numbots

   You can now use your ttrockstars username and password to access Numbots from this website.

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school.

This will give you different addition and subtraction activities. If you have any problems, please email hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk

World Book Day

Turquoise class had lots of fun during World day, sporting their amazing sashes! They participated in author masterclasses, involving the theme of heroes. They went on to create their own superheroes and created a story about them, that they then presented in the form of a graphic novel. We also shared lots of stories linked to the theme.

This term we will be learning:

  • English - We are studying lots of exciting myths this half term! The children will be exploring features of myths, doing lots of work on language and character and will create their own mythical protagonists! The unit will culminate in the children writing their own myths that will feature the characters they have created. 
  • Maths - This term we will be investigating shapes and their properties, angles, multiples and factors, division using chunking and fractions.
  • Science - Our work on animals including humans continues as we begin to look at life cycles of different types of animals.  
  • History - Exploration of ancient Greece continues and a special Greek day will be held on Friday 27th February. Remember your costumes!
  • Computing - This term we will be recapping on the blogging skills taught in lower key stage 2 and building on these as we publish our own. 
  • RE - We will be learning about Christianity, focusing on the festival of Easter. 
  • Music - Children will continue with choir practice. Those who are not in choir will take part in music lessons in class where they will learn to sing and perform the song 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air'.
  • PE - This term we are very lucky and one of our PE lessons will be coaching by FUNDA. PE lessons may happen at times other than the timetabled slots so please do ensure that children have their PE kits in school every day. Both PE lessons are likely to be outdoor sessions so it is important that children are equipped for slightly inclement weather!
  • DT - We are very excited to begin our DT unit on structures as we look at strengthening a structure before attempting to build our very own Greek Temple. Watch this space for photographs of this!

 

PE days: We will not have any swimming lessons this half term. Indoor and outdoor PE lessons are subject to change and as such, you MUST have indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times.

 

Homework and spellings:

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework, apart from occasions such as test week. This homework includes learning spellings and the children should be rehearsing their times tables regularly. Learning logs will be given out for this half term during the first two weeks. Please note that you are expected to complete two of these as a minimum but that you can choose to do more if you wish. These tasks are intended to be broad so that you can interpret them as creatively as you wish. We had some super ones last half term and would love to be able to take some photographs of the ones completed this half term to show you all!

 

Reading Homework

Reading remains a key priority. Please remind your child to bring their homework diary and reading book to school every day.We expect to see reading diaries signed at least four times each week. The children are responsible for making sure their reading records are signed every time they read.

 

Your child does not have to always read to you. They can read to themselves or others. However, it is important to listen to your child regularly and support their reading and comprehension at home.

 

The reading challenge remains a key part of the homework.

 

Key information: 

Keep an eye on the website for any important information - everything that you need will appear on here and it may save you time to check before ringing the office.

 

Important dates for your diary:

  • Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March - Parents evening. 
  • Friday 20th March - Mother's Day Sale.
  • Wednesday 25th March at 6pm - Musical Evening
  • Friday 3rd April -Easter Egg raffle

 

 

Here are our children creating characters for their detective stories! We think you will agree they look fantastic!

The children also modelled themselves on famous detectives who have appeared on television programmes. Can you work out who they are? 

Turquoise Class Funda Medal Winners!

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Learning Logs

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We have been learning lots of new vocabulary by acting out the words we have learnt.

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In our science lessons we have been investigating forces. We collected sycamore seeds to see how they spin through the air.

In our science lessons we have been investigating forces. We collected sycamore seeds to see how they spin through the air.  1
In our science lessons we have been investigating forces. We collected sycamore seeds to see how they spin through the air.  2
In our science lessons we have been investigating forces. We collected sycamore seeds to see how they spin through the air.  3
In our science lessons we have been investigating forces. We collected sycamore seeds to see how they spin through the air.  4
In our science lessons we have been investigating forces. We collected sycamore seeds to see how they spin through the air.  5

We have had lots of fun exploring the pulse in music!

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Rivers Fieldwork

 

We visited the River Spodden to measure the depth of the water and the speed at which the water was travelling. Keep your eyes peeled for more photographs soon!

School is open over the Easter holidays including Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday for those parents who are key workers and have no other form of child care. Thank you.
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