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I am so impressed with how hard Bramble Class are working during home learning. It is lovely to see all the wonderful activities, academic and other, that you complete at home each week. You are all SUPER stars (grownups included) and I am so proud to be your teacher.
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A message to my wonderful Bramble Class,
What can I say...it has been a very strange end to the academic year! We have now spent 4 months learning in very odd conditions. Some of you have been learning at school in a much smaller class and others have been learning at home. Wherever you have been learning, it has been different. I know there have been times when you have enjoyed spending lots of time with your family at home! However I also know there have been times where home learning has been challenging. I understand you have missed school and your friends and you have wished that everything could return to ‘normal’.
But...you got through it! You remembered your Superpowers and have demonstrated just how powerful, resilient and brave you really are. I am so proud of how all of you have adjusted to our ‘new normal’ and all the work you have completed has been wonderful. I have seen SUPER Mathematicians, BEAUTIFUL Writers, BRILLIANT Scientists and FANTASTIC Artists. You have baked, created, built and gardened; you have ridden bikes, made TIKTOKS and played the Piano. Thank you for being YOU and I look forward to seeing you all for our special day back together in September.
Remember to show your grownups just how much you love them and thank them for helping you with your learning. Keep filling up those buckets!
Note to parents
The below checklist and activities are intended to support your child with their transition into Y4. Whilst the children (and you!) deserve a well-earned break, the children will benefit from practicing key skills as often as possible (times tables, writing, reading). See below list of activities that can be completed weekly. Please note, the below work is OPTIONAL. Knowing English weather, it could be great for a rainy day
Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend.
First of all, I want to say a HUGE well done to all of you for being so brilliant at home. I understand that learning at home has not been easy and I know there have been times when it has been challenging however you remembered your Superpowers and have demonstrated just how SUPER you are. I am SO proud of all of you. It is really important that you give your grown ups a big cuddle and say thank you for all that they have done for you- remember, it has been tricky for them too!
It is our final week of home learning so let's make it a good one! Our learning theme is
School’s out for Summer!
We will be reflecting on our favourite parts of learning and thinking about our goals for next year. I
hope you have lots of fun completing the home learning tasks. Keep smiling, keep looking for the rainbows and keep being kind!
Have a great week and I look forward to speaking to you and seeing all your fantastic work soon.
Miss Button :)
In response to some of the feedback I have received, I have created suggested daily planners which include the day's home learning tasks on one document. I understand that a lot of you are working from home as well as supporting your child/ren with their home learning and therefore would benefit from one document that contains a daily time table of work. Please note, the planners are purely a suggested timetable and can be followed or altered in whichever way suits you.
I hope this will be helpful and ensure the home learning process remains as straight forward and enjoyable as possible. Please do continue to email me with any concerns or feedback; as it is now likely that the majority of children will not be returning until September, I am committed to keeping the children as enthused and engaged as I can (even if it is behind a screen!).
Take care and have a lovely week.
Well done, Rollo! You are this week's winner of Bramble's Reading Raffle. Well done to all the other children who completed their three reads this week
In light of current events, I have collected some resources to support you with discussing the Black Lives Matter Movement and race and diversity with you child/ren. Earlier this year, during our Out of Africa topic, we dedicated a lot of time to explore Apartheid in South Africa where we discussed segregation, racism and focused on key activists such as Nelson Mandela and Stephen Biko. I am confident that the children will therefore have a foundation of knowledge and understanding to build upon. If you have any questions, please do let me know.
Welcome to Bramble's Bookflix!
Take a look at Bramble's top picks!
If you are reading or have read a book that is SUPER, could you please send me an email with the name and author, and a little explanation of what it is about and why you would recommend it. Our next Bookflix will be up next week!
𝐵𝓇𝒶𝓂𝒷𝓁𝑒'𝓈 𝒮𝓊𝓅𝑒𝓇 𝐿𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒞𝒽𝒶𝓁𝓁𝑒𝓃𝑔𝑒!
Are you ready for a home learning challenge? The SUPER Mrs Nixey has made a Bingo Challenge for Fern Class and has very kindly allowed Bramble to start our own challenge. If you complete it you will be ‘A home learning SUPER HERO’. To be a home learning super hero you have to try and complete the WHOLE grid but this might take some time so… work on a line at a time! You could complete a row going across, a line going down or a diagonal line. When you complete a strip let me know! Email me a picture of your completed Bingo grid and you doing your best super hero pose and I will upload them onto our class page for everybody to see how SUPER you all are.
Hello all you lovely children in Bramble Class!
I hope you had a super half-term and enjoyed being out in the beautiful sunshine. I am so looking forward to hearing all about what you got up to.
This half-term, we are going to be doing things a little differently...
Each week, the home learning tasks will be set around a new theme. We will be coming to the end of our Ancient Egypt learning and move onto some new topics which I think you are going to really enjoy! I will set a weekly overview which will include English, History/Geography, Science, RE, Creative (Music, Art, DT), PE and Looking After Ourselves (PSHE) learning and lots of fun activities for you to complete over the week. I will also set a weekly plan for SPAG and Quick Maths learning for you to complete a Chilli each day and I will upload the White Rose Maths links on the class page to continue with our Maths learning as normal.
You will have the opportunity to complete lots of fun challenges and we will be starting our very own Bramble Reading Raffle. For more information, see below.
I know you are going to be as brilliant as always this half-term. Just remember to use your Superpowers when learning gets tough and keep trying your best. I look forward to seeing all your wonderful home-learning work and speaking to you soon.
I miss you all and look forward to seeing you all in the flesh soon!
Note to Parents/Carers
I hope you were all able to relax and take time for yourselves over half-term. I have found the lovely weather has really lifted my spirits so I hope it has had a similar affect for you too. I hope you will find the new home-learning format straightforward. My reasons for altering it is, I am conscious that some of the children may have reached their peek now and be desperate to return to normality- therefore engagement and enthusiasm may have declined. I am hoping that by theming the learning and keeping it less structured, I will be able to keep the children motivated and enjoying the activities. I have continued with the daily SPAG, Quick Maths and Maths learning; there is still no expectation for the amount of work the children should be completing each day, however the practice will be beneficial for when they move into their new year groups in September.
As always, I welcome any feedback as I am still keen to ensure home learning is as relaxed and straight forward for you all as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.
I look forward to speaking to you soon.
Staying Safe Online
As I am sure you are now spending a lot more time on the internet, it is really important for us to remember how to keep safe online. In Bramble Class , we recently learnt about our online identities and how we must keep our personal details safe when playing games online. We were reminded of the importance of ALWAYS asking permission from our grown ups and what to do if we feel uncomfortable or unsure on the internet.
Follow these rules to stay SMART on the internet.
Be SMART online
Keep your personal information safe. When chatting or posting online don’t give away things like your full name, password or home address. Remember personal information can be seen in images and videos you share too. Keep them safe to keep yourself safe.
Meeting up with someone you only know online, even a friend of a friend, can be dangerous as this person is still a stranger. If someone you only know online ever asks you to meet up, for personal information or for photos/videos of you then tell an adult straight away and report them together on www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Think carefully before you click on or open something online (e.g. links, adverts, friend requests, photos) as you never know where they may lead to or they may contain viruses. Do not accept something if you are unsure of who the person is or what they’ve sent you.
You cannot trust everything you see online as some things can be out of date, inaccurate or not entirely true. To find reliable information compare at least three different websites, check in books and talk to someone about what you have found.
Tell a trusted adult if something or someone ever makes you feel upset, worried or confused. This could be if you or someone you know is being bullied online. There are lots of people who will be able to help you like teachers, parents, carers or contact Childline – 0800 11 11 or www.childline.org.uk
For more ideas on how to stay safe on the internet, click on the links below.
Meet Bramble's Superheroes!
We use our powers to help us fight off negative feelings and overcome any challenges we may face in our learning. We understand that it is ok to fail and it is an important part of our learning journey. The most important thing is that we have a go!