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  • School closure Hi Dove Class I am very sorry that the Government announced yesterday that we will not be coming back to class for a while. I was really looking forward to ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2021, 02:46 by Melanie Cokeham
  • Happy New Year! Hello Dove Class,I hope you have all had a great holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and hearing all about it. Here are a few ...
    Posted 4 Jan 2021, 06:40 by Melanie Cokeham
  • Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella – A Christmas gift from Opera North… This song resource is being sent out in advance of us sending out our free Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella performance film to schools by the beginning of next week, so ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2020, 02:52 by Louise Sutton
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posted 5 Jan 2021, 02:46 by Melanie Cokeham

Hi Dove Class

I am very sorry that the Government announced yesterday that we will not be coming back to class for a while. I was really looking forward to seeing you all and hearing about your holidays. I will give you all a call over the next few days so I can hear about it. You can play two truths and one lie with me and I will see if I can spot your porky pie.

You are the pros in school with remote learning. I am so proud of how well you have been doing so far but hope this time we can do even better. We will be using approaches that we have used during our bubbles closures and from next week we will do meetings using Microsoft Teams so we get to see and talk to one another every day.

Everyday please make sure you log into Seesaw. You need to complete the English, Maths, Spelling, Reading and Wider Curriculum session that have been allocated to you. There will be an optional well-being and mindfulness task this one does not need to be completed. The timetable of tasks and the tasks will be released by 3pm on the day before so you can be ready for the activities. You can do tasks in any order but it is important that you complete all tasks. Please ask questions if you are at all unsure.

During this period of remote learning, please do yourself proud and put 100% effort into your learning. I will be working hard to make sure everything is ready for you, develops your knowledge further and is interesting.

You know I can’t wait to see what you produce so work hard and make sure you submit all your tasks every day.

You are awesome remember and We Can Do This!!!

Mrs Cokeham

 

Good morning to all the Dove Class grown ups

I hope you are all ok?

If you need any help or support at all during this time, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. You can email me anytime and I will reply as soon as I see it. doves@sandringham.school

I am here every step of the way to support you and your children.

Take care

Mrs Cokeham 

Happy New Year!

posted 4 Jan 2021, 06:40 by Melanie Cokeham

Hello Dove Class,

I hope you have all had a great holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and hearing all about it. 

Here are a few reminders for when you return to school:
  • Please arrive in our allocated time slot
  • Remember to remain socially distant from friends in other bubbles
  • Remember to not be in close contact with friends from your own bubble - No hugging in the playground when you first see one another. 
  • Remember no school bags are needed in school - on your PE day you can come in your PE kit. Your PE day will be......
  • (Year 5 you can bring your swimming kit in a carrier bag)
  • Remember to bring reading books and reading diaries each day in a plastic food bag
  • No snacks need to come into school now as our fruit bowls are filled daily
  • Remember to dress to keep warm in the classroom as all the windows will be open throughout the school day 
  • Remember to access Seesaw for home learning and to upload your home learning. Home learning books do not need to come into school
See you tomorrow

Mrs Cokeham 

Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella – A Christmas gift from Opera North…

posted 13 Dec 2020, 02:52 by Louise Sutton

This song resource is being sent out in advance of us sending out our free Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella performance film to schools by the beginning of next week, so children have time to learn the short song in preparation for watching and joining in with the performance!

This is being sent out as a Christmas gift from Opera North, as we realise it hasn’t been possible for schools to undertake Christmas trips out to the theatre during this festive season. We hope this will bring the magic of opera to pupils and teachers and will be the next best thing to bringing a live Christmas production.

Please find links to the resources below:

 An invitation from Fairy Godmother: https://youtu.be/VNYBTsxOtkw

Cinderella’s Song Resource: https://youtu.be/t9vUjRlucnE

Please find a copy of the song lyrics attached.

Our Highlights so far!

posted 8 Dec 2020, 08:04 by Jade Toop

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you have enjoyed your first term in year 6, as much as I have! 

In Dove class, we have been doing some fantastic learning and we have lots more to come. The children have been thoroughly enjoying our WW2 topic, creating some great presentations for Remembrance day and using their knowledge to write great diaries and newspaper articles. They are very excited to design them, which will be available on Seesaw. This term in Science children have learnt about electricity and creating their own circuits, which we are using in our Christmas cards this year. 

After the Christmas holidays, we will be starting our new topic based on the book Gorilla Dawn. We will be looking at Africa and the evolution of animals. Key highlights will include creating African art and cooking.

I also thought it would be useful to update you on some key reminders: 
- The children have PE on a Wednesday so if they could come to school in their PE kits that would be great!
- Home learning and reading 3 times a week is due on a Friday to earn their free time. 
- If children can practice times tables and spelling each week that would benefit them in lessons. 

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! 

From Mrs Cokeham

Children's University

posted 3 Dec 2020, 03:01 by Louise Sutton

Hello to my lovely musicians. Everyone who has an instrumental lesson in school are all now set up online to be able to record their instrumental lesson each week. When you go for your violin, clarinet, guitar, or recorder lesson please ask your teacher for a sticker and put it in your passport - or if you forget your reading diary. Your grown-ups can then log your hours on the children university website:  

https://login.childrensuniversity.co.uk/Account/Login

On your sticker is the stamp - which is the colour and four digit code. 

Any problems please email me: arts@sandringham.school

Dove class message

posted 14 Oct 2020, 10:01 by Melanie Cokeham

Hi Dove Class

Well your time doing remote learning is done and tomorrow we will head back to school. I am looking forward to seeing you all and finding out about all the things you have been busy learning about, especially in terms of WWII.

I am so proud of the excellent attitudes so many of you have demonstrated while we have been away from school. I only have a tiny bit of reminding to do. 

I hope you are all feeling ok about tomorrow? 
We will have time to talk and catch up in the morning. I know you love a time to ask questions so that is how we will start our day. 

After that, we are going to spend the first part of the morning going over maths and checking we feel confident on what you have been doing at home. After break, we will be planning and writing a diary entry for Bill. Then the afternoon will be time to get you moving with some games outside (hopefully) and sharing our learning linked with WWII.

Please remember to bring your home learning books and reading diaries back into school. 

I can't wait to share some of the amazing pieces you have submitted!! 

Well done again!

See you in the morning. Remember we need to arrive around 9am. 

P.S. It's Wednesday so I am going to remind you all to get extra sleep especially as there is no time for an extra snooze in the morning. 

History - Wednesday 14th October

posted 13 Oct 2020, 23:57 by Melanie Cokeham

Over the last week, you have found facts about what life was like for children, women, and soldiers during WWII. I would like you to use your learning to write a letter to send back home to a loved one. You could be a child writing to your parents while you are evacuated to Wales. You could be a woman writing back to her husband who is a soldier on the front line, telling how different life is at home. You could be a soldier writing home to his family about life on the front line. You could be a pilot or a soldier on foot. The letter you decide to write about is your own choice. However, please make sure you include a greeting to the person you are writing to, facts about your experiences and your own thoughts and feelings in your role as a child/a woman or a soldier, and questions to them so that you would receive a reply. I can't wait to read your letters. Think creatively about how you could present your letter, remember you wrote it in the 1940s. What equipment would they have used? What would it look like now? Maybe we could put some on display when we return to school as they will be a great example of your learning while you have been at home.

Reading activity - Wednesday 14th October

posted 13 Oct 2020, 23:56 by Melanie Cokeham

Today's reading work is based around looking at synonyms to help understand words in context and to use synonyms to be able to answer questions. Have a pen and paper ready Work through the slides, answering the quiz questions as you go. The answers are at the end for you to check how you did. Good luck!

Spelling - Wednesday 14th October

posted 13 Oct 2020, 23:55 by Melanie Cokeham

Hi Today's spelling task gives you chance to apply the rule from yesterday a little more. Let me know how you do!

Maths - Wednesday 14th October

posted 13 Oct 2020, 23:54 by Melanie Cokeham

Today's Maths is to take a look at the column method and then tackle some questions correctly using the method.

Wednesday Maths.mp4

Remember to estimate first - like we looked at yesterday - because this really helps to check if you have got your answer correct once you have calculated it accurately.

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