As we enter into the new term - the final third of the academic year we should be changing topic. This means our new topic is called: What makes our bodies tick? This topic is heavily Science-based but our key text Cogheart by Peter Bunzl sets the scene for our learning. I will read a chapter of the book a day and provide optional reading comprehension tasks alongside these and the generic weekly overview of English and Maths should you wish to complete them. It would be great for you to follow the story as I read it as I will try and link some of our English writing to the text too.
Please also consider completing some of these other activities and send us evidence of what you have been up to:
Luddenham's Distance Dancing
Each weekday, we are following a Just Dance routine and sending the clips to Miss Allingham to create an overall dance video, as although we are not all together, we can come together through the dance videos which are created.
The link to watch all of the videos and to see which dances are coming up to be able to join in:
Please send video clips to email@example.com or on Whatsapp to the following school number: 07955709006. I look forward to seeing your dancing faces soon!
Home Music Learning
During the lockdown period caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we now have the opportunity to provide music learning at home. Luddenham School uses the Charanga Musical School online interactive scheme, which has produced new “Music at Home Packages” for each year group, so that children can access and enjoy music education from home.
We also have a school song to learn, which is Lean On Me, which we thought was quite appropriate to the current situation! This song is available to access in the same place.
Please follow the link below to log on. If you haven't received your login details yet, or if you have any questions or problems, please contact Mr Legg via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy turning you bathroom into a venue for a cool night out? Recreating an epic sporting moment in your kitchen? Hiding from sight and then revealing yourself? Alex Horne from Taskmaster has been setting some crazy challenges like these for you to try at home! You can find videos of completed challenges on youtube. New challenges are on twitter (#hometasking) There are 3 a week.
Have a go and send a photo to email@example.com so we can share them on this page. Have fun!
Half Term British Library Writing Challenge!
Some of the oldest Children's Books in The British Library are smaller than our hands! They have shared some of these mini-books and have tasked you to create one for yourself! To find out more information about these tiny stories and how to make your own, please follow this link: https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books/activities/make-a-miniature-book
If you make one of your own, we would love to see your pictures!
Please send them over to Miss Reddey at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll proudly display them on our Reasons to be Cheerful page. You'll even get a certificate for taking part in the challenge!
Additional activities you might like to look at include learning to play chess online or completing a virtual escape room!
Chess - here you can create a free account:
Virtual Escape Rooms:
TTRS Easter Tournament: GIRLS vs BOYS!
From Thursday 2nd April at 9am until Thursday 16th April at 9am you will be competing for either the girls or boys at Luddenham School! Get answering as many questions as you possibly can!
Class blog - Purple Mash!
I have set up a class blog on Purple Mash which you should all be able to go on and post things. This would be a good way for you to chat and share what you are up to!
To access it, login to your account. Click the green 'Sharing' icon along the top left. Then click 'Shared blogs' and you should find the 'Kingfisher Home Learning Blog'. When you are on the blog, click the green + symbol in the top right of the screen to add an entry. Only our class can access or see what it posted.
As I am aware people may like answers at different points throughout the week, I have now uploaded all answers into the Answer section for any work set for this week.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with further questions,
Class storytime - The House with Chicken Legs
I am in the process of filming myself reading a book called 'The House with Chicken Legs' by Sophie Anderson. My plan is to film myself reading each chapter and post them onto the school youtube account, social media and the webpage. The idea being that we can all share a class story still.
I have not read this book yet but it has been on my reading pile for quite some time so hopefully we can enjoy it together. I plan on gradually uploading them each week - I have only started this today so will take me a bit of time but my aim is to upload at least one for each day of the week so you can follow a chapter a day if you would like to. Please send me your thoughts and opinions on the text and if you have any recommendations for the next text, I will see if I have it to be able to read.
Stay safe and positive,
Miss Blay :)
Try out some activities from different areas of the curriculum!
Visit the 'Art for Kids Hub' YouTube channel; it is full of fantastic step by step instructions on how to draw brilliant pictures. Choose one and have a go! Send me a photo of your end results.
The Getty Museum in American challenges you to recreate a work of art with object/people in your home. Your first step is to choose your favourite piece of artwork; then find three things lying around your house and the final step being to use those items to recreate the artwork. Send a photo of the original artwork and your new creation to the class email!
Have a go at one of the Science challenges in this pack: https://mommypoppins.com/kids/50-easy-science-experiments-for-kids-fun-educational-activities-using-household-stuff
Record what you think might happen and then compare it to the actual results.
Watch this video showing 10 different egg experiments you could try at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4rKEfXFNd4
The Science Museum Group are allowing you to explore their museums from home: https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/explore-our-museums-at-home/
Australia Zoo are also offering you the chance to live stream their zoo at home: https://www.zoo.org.auk/animal-house
Science with Massie Moate daily at 11am:
Use your Studyzone login and complete the Scratch lessons 199-203 about using the pen feature. Use Scratch online to complete the tasks.
Complete activities off our Takeaway Homework Menu.
Joe Wicks 9am Weekday Workouts
Every weekday morning, Joe Wicks will be running a 30 minute workout session for children to ensure they stay active. Please check in to his youtube page every morning at 9am for his live workout!
Miss Allingham's Just Dance Isolation Flashmob
Every day those still in school will be learning a new dance after lunch. The session will be filmed and we'd love to see you completing the same dance from home so that we can work together from our homes. Look out for Miss Allingham’s post about the dance of the day using Just Dance on youtube.
Dance with Oti Mabuse daily at 11:30: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g
Edinburgh Zoo have their Live Cam's showing Pandas, Penguins, Tigers and Koalas: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam
This website allows you to tour different museums around the world from the comfort of your home: http://www.virtualfreesites.com/museums.museums.html
Take a look at National Geographic for kids: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
The Battle of the Atlantic Experience is streaming a facebook live History lesson from the secret WW2 bunker in Liverpool on Wednesday 25th March at 13:00-14:00: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/live-history-lesson-from-secre/682955445790269/
History with Dan Snow daily at 14:00: https://tv.historyhit.com/
Body Beats are providing Body Percussion online sessions delivered by Ollie Tumner (a former STOMP cast member) daily from 11am. Tune in to try out some fun, active rhythm-based warm-ups; ideas inspired by STOMP, Afro-Brazilian rhythms; ideas for developing composition and performance skills and challenges fro Ollie and participants.
Music with Myleene Klass daily at 10:00:
Food Tech with Jamie Oliver daily at 17:30:
Maths with Carol Vorderman daily at 13:00: https://www.themathsfactor.com/
English with David Walliams daily at 15:00: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
RadioBlogging – daily shows with interactive activities to keep everyone busy and engaged, brought to you by Pie Corbett, Deputy Mitchell, Ian Rockey and Russell Prue, just listen and blog, it’s live, fun and interactive with new educational tasks each day for your students whether at home or in school.
English challenges and support
Authorify have 60+ creative writing masterclasses with children's authors that can be accessed at home for free (you just need to create an account at authorify.com/join).
Every masterclass includes fun writing challenges, authors reading from their books, writing tips, advice and more. They'll also be adding daily writing and illustration challenges week beginning 23.03.20.
Please find a pack of resources which will be sent home with all year 6 children on Friday 20th March. This will used alongside any work that I set over the run up to Easter. I have also provided your child with a set of test papers to keep all aspects of Reading, GPS and Maths ticking over. Do not feel you have to stick to the rigid timings but they are another resource available to us in a format the children are familiar with. Should you have any questions or want some support please email me on the class account and I will respond as soon as possible. I will be reachable between normal school hours and would love to see examples of what you have been up to so please send through any photos and word for me to see!
Stay positive and remember to try and enjoy this time together. You could enjoy reading together, racing to complete work as well as some physical activities and board games.
Miss Blay :)