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Welcome to Turquoise Class

Teachers : Miss Griffiths (Mon-Weds)

Mrs Devine (Thurs-Fri)

Remote learning


We are so sad that we are starting this half term with some children having to work at home but we can't wait to see how well you all get on with the work we have set this week. Remember to email it in each day to turquoisehw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk so that we can mark it as we would if you were in class.

 

Remember to access TT Rockstars each day as well as completing a reading quiz when you finish a book. Your username and password are the same ones we use in school and are written in your reading diaries! 

 

Our word count is currently 1272405 so well done to everyone who has contributed to that! If you know that you haven't yet completed a quiz, you really need to be doing so in the next week. Reading is the one key skill that feeds into every subject in school. Let's keep increasing that count and beat the other classes!

 

Stay safe, stay positive and keep in touch - we can't wait to see you!

 

Thursday 19th November 

Computing : Online Safety

The powerpoint is the one we were using in your last online safety lesson. Review the first 6 slides to remind yourself what was discussed.

For this lesson, start from slide 7 and work your way through to the end. This focuses on thinking about ways in which online identities can be copied, modified and altered. 

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Turquoise Class 

 

Welcome back after a very wet and windy half term! We are looking forward to a productive seven weeks in school with lots of hard work taking place!

 

This half term we will be learning: 

  • English - After we have completed our unit on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, we will be studying stories from other cultures. This will be based on the novel 'A journey to river sea' by Eva Ibbotson which is one of Miss Griffiths' firm favourites! 
  • Maths - We will be learning about geometry, measures and angles; mental multiplication and division, written division, fractions, area and  statistics. Times tables will be used a lot this half term so it is necessary that these are practiced at home every day. Remember to use TT Rockstars to help you; we advise parents to ensure that where possible, children practise times tables daily and go on TT Rockstars at least four times each week.
  • Science - We will be learning about living things and classification, with a study on a scientist named Carl Linnaeus.

  • Geography - We will spend the autumn term studying South America.

  • Music - As we near Christmas, the children will be working on something rather special which we teachers are rather excited about! A big thanks to Mrs Farnworth for putting special thought into how we can still make the Christmas period a special one for the children. 

  • PE - This term we will have an outdoor lesson with FUNDA on Wednesdays and have outdoor PE every Monday. We hope to be doing all PE lessons outside so please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for inclement weather. 

  • Art/DT- We will conclude our unit on drawing skills by producing work for a display outside our classroom then begin our DT unit on textiles. 

  • RE  - We will be looking at Christianity and focusing on the question, 'Why is it so difficult to do the right thing?'. 

  • Computing - This half term our computer block will focus on computer network with a separate session dedicated to online safety. It would be fantastic if you could discuss the key online safety messages at home as well as discussing with the children what they are learning about in online safety at school. 

 

 

Important information

 

Homework and spellings:

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. This homework includes learning spellings. This will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be brought back into school on a Wednesday.  

 

Learning logs will be given each half term. 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. The final deadline for these to be handed in is the last Wednesday of the half term.

 

Spellings will be sent home every week. They need to be learnt for the spelling tests. It is also important for the children to be learning the definitions of their spellings to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts.

 

It is important that all children are learning their times tables up to 12 x 12. They need to be able to recall multiplication and division facts. This is very important in years 5 and 6 to support the children with their everyday Maths lessons.

 

Reading

Reading remains a key priority. Please remind your child to bring their homework diary and reading book to school every day. The children will be able to change their reading books every Monday and Friday morning. 

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. At the bottom of this page you will find a helpful document to how you can support reading at home. The children are also allowed to read books from home and complete reading quizzes on these too. I am happy for this to happen as long as they are still reading the school books on their level as these levels are given to the children based on an assessment. This then helps them to continue to read books at their level as well as books at home for pleasure.

 

Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school expect for stud earrings and watches. Girls MUST have their long hair tied up.

Please make sure your child has their own water bottle in school which is clearly labelled with their name.

 

Contact Information

Please remind double check with the office that your contact details are up-to-date. Newsletters are on the website and have lots of key information and dates for you. Please make sure you are checking these regularly. 

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Griffiths and Mrs Devine

Social story for returning to school in September

GOODBYE TO OUR ZEBRA BUBBLE!

 

We hope you have all had a great start to your time at high school! We already miss you lots!

Here are the photos from our last days as a 'bubble' before the summer. Hopefully they will help you to keep hold of the happy memories from your last few days at Tonacliffe.

 

Stay safe!

 

Love Mrs Devine & Miss Griffiths smiley

 

 

 

Zebra Bubble Photos

Wise words from Pooh

Home Schooling Support

Please see the videos below for support from the Lancashire Professional Development Service

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! 

Calling all budding Times Tables Rock Legends!

 

 11 amazing children in key stage 2, have already achieved the status of Rock Legend.

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If you have not done the Studio activity 10 times in the last month, please do it 10 times over the next few days.

Make sure that you have no distractions. Speed and accuracy are crucial.

Your status will be updated, and if you achieve a certificate, it will be e-mailed to you.

 

There are 11 steps to achieve Rock Legend Status, but if you practise enough, and get faster, you can jump some of the steps to get to the top more quickly.

 

New Artist - Wannabe - Garage Rocker - Busker - Gigger - Unsigned Act - Breakthrough - Support Act

Headliner - Rock Star - Rock Legend

 

Once you have been on Studio 10 times, only go back to it after a month. Then do it 10 times again to see if you have improved.

In the meantime, keep practising on Garage or Gig.

Don’t forget, you can also challenge other children on Rockslam.

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

Check the calendar for details about Christmas parties for each class. Thank you.
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