As promised yesterday, some links to resources for parents and children about staying safe online. I am also including a link to an NSPCC resource to help with mental health and well being. The sources for them are the NSPCC and the BBC.
The NSPCC parent link does have threads to a variety of possible concerns, some of which are a few years down the line hopefully.
For the children
For the adults
On well being
Just copy and paste to your browser, they do work - I've tried them.
Each class now has their own email address. This is ours
If you want to email me pictures of work or ask advice you can contact me here, I'll check it morning and afternoon in 'term time'.
Tomorrow I'll put up some links to guidance about staying safe online along with some Science too.
Mr H and Barney
Happy Monday Pickles and Penguins. Hope you enjoyed the Sun (if not the wind Brrrr!). I saw the ISS Saturday night, reminded me of Jamie Drake and our trip to Herstmonceux. The English this week follows on from the poetry last week. Hope you enjoy it. I'm putting up the little comprehension, spellings and grammar for the week too. As a bit of mental Maths, go over you're 1, 2 and 10 times tables. Sounds a bit babyish BUT link the 1 and 2 to the 0.1, 0.01 and 0.2 and 0.02 tables. Think about how the digits stay the same but there place value shifts to the left. Create a little poster to illustrate this maybe.
If you want more of a challenge I'll also put up a link to nrich - the Cambridge University Maths challenge site.
Keep moving and eating well. Be kind and help out. Learn to use the hoover (you learnt how to use the washing machine after Adventure Week!). Do some dusting!
You're always in my thoughts and prayers.
Mr Holmes and Barney
Dearest Laurels and Your Lovely Parents and Carers,
Thank you so much for your support this week you have - without exception - been amazing. I'm sharing this Government statement (along with the other teachers) simply as a reminder of why all schools are doing what we're doing. It's tough but we are striving to make our tiny contribution to help the heroes of the NHS save thousands of lives. My love to you all.
The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
It is important to underline that schools, all childcare settings (including early years settings, childminders and providers of childcare for school-age children), colleges and other educational establishments, remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
Schools, and all childcare providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
Well hello there Laurel peoples! Hope you've been out in the sunshine and moving about as much as you can.
Keep the amount of work you're doing manageable. I'm trying not to put up too much. As well as the hour each on English and Maths, a bit of work on the spellings, grammar and reading (including the weekly mini comprehension that I put up yesterday) will keep you busy. I'll be putting up some Science work tomorrow that's on your timetable for Wednesday but do it when it's possible.
In terms of the Maths for tomorrow (Tuesday) ignore the tuition on the sheets (unless you find it really helpful!), just do the subtraction activities using the strategies we've learnt this year. If you look at the Year 6 work and it's going on about frogs, that's the strategy we used over the last couple of weeks (I just didn't call it that because you're not 2!) Once we've got this week under our belts, I'll look at adding some other subjects like RE - especially as we approach Easter.
BONUS QUESTION - Can you spot the main clause and subordinate clauses in the last sentence I wrote above?
Hello Laurels. Over the weekend I will be putting your work for Monday on here and then every day until the current situation changes. I'll be posting a timetable to give you an idea of how long to spend on the tasks. Try to write as much as you can in your yellow book and not print things off if you can avoid it. Most of this you will be able to read off a tablet, so you shouldn't need to use a laptop/PC for long. I'll try to keep it manageable for you and your carers and I'll try to put answers with the Maths questions wherever possible. Make time to exercise and eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. You are always in my thoughts. Take care and God bless.
Below are a link to a SATS revision timetable that begins April 9th. It offers links to explanations that will be of use in the revision process. Additionally, I have attached copies of the Easter revision homework and answer sheets that your child will be given hard copies of.
Laurel Residential November 2019
Thanks to Mr Williams and his technical prowess, the world premiere of Hindleap Warren -The Muddy Truth will take place at Laurel's Celebration Assembly on Friday.
Thank you Mr Williams!
At present we are having problems with the SD card from the trip camera. Hopefully, they can be resolved.
Wednesday 20th - Day 3
All were asleep by 10pm last night after a tiring day. Slept right through and then had the mammoth task of clearing their rooms this morning - you wouldn't think they'd only been there two nights the amount of time it took! Looking forward to the last two activities this morning before home time.
Tuesday 19th - Day 2
All slept well last night (well slept some!)
This morning we had rock climbing, team building then lunch of jacket potatoes with lots of different toppings!
This afternoon, we went on the Forest Adventure and played games and then got really wet and muddy (wait for the pictures!). This evening we had a dinner of sausages before swimming!
Monday 18th - Day 1
Everyone is having a great time - they enjoyed lunch and had Canoeing and Archery this afternoon.
9:50pm everyone is settling down for the night. Lana had to go tell the teachers to keep it down as they were giggling too loud!
Tonight everyone went to the shop to buy all their souvenirs!