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  • Year 4 Remote Learning Shout Out! Miss Tingle and I have been super impressed with all the remote learning we have seen over the last half term. We have been so proud of your hard work ...
    Posted 25 Feb 2021, 03:29 by Lauren Richardson
  • Guitar Lessons Well done to everyone on their guitar lesson guitar. Year 4 you were awesome getting things changed from school to home so quickly!Mr Merritt was really impressed with you ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2021, 03:51 by Louise Sutton
  • Instrumental Lessons We have had a fantastic start to our remote violin lessons today and I am so excited to start clarinets and recorders, along with guitars on Tuesday next week. I ...
    Posted 7 Jan 2021, 03:18 by Louise Sutton
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Year 4 Remote Learning Shout Out!

posted 25 Feb 2021, 03:22 by Lauren Richardson   [ updated 25 Feb 2021, 03:29 ]

Miss Tingle and I have been super impressed with all the remote learning we have seen over the last half term. We have been so proud of your hard work, creativity and enthusiasm whilst you have been learning at home. 
All of you have done an amazing job! You have completed the assigned work to a great standard and have been attending the teams meetings daily. We even have one of the best attendance in school! Well done Y4! 

However, some of you have gone above and beyond! These pupils have been completing all the tasks to an exceptional standard and coming up with really exciting ways to complete it. 
A shout out to: George, Harla, Jasmeet, Jacob CS, Leila-Jean and Ruby! Once again, a huge well done to all the remote learners. 

Not long till we are reunited as the Phoenix class! I am so excited to see you all again in the classroom. Keep up the amazing work :) 
I have attached just a few examples of home learning which stood out, I would have put all of the amazing examples I have seen on if I could! 

Guitar Lessons

posted 12 Jan 2021, 03:51 by Louise Sutton

Well done to everyone on their guitar lesson guitar. Year 4 you were awesome getting things changed from school to home so quickly!

Mr Merritt was really impressed with you all and it was a great success. If you play guitar and you haven't signed up to join the online lessons then please drop me an email and we will get this organised for you. arts@sandringham.school

Those who accessed your lesson in school - if you end up self isolating then please don't worry we can organise things really quickly to ensure you can still access the lessons, as the Y4's demonstrated this week! Just please email me and let me know you are isolating so I can organise things for you. 

Ideally please could you have your guitar tuned prior to your lesson, it just saves lots of time in your lesson, especially as Mr Merritt can't physically do it for you. I used this website yesterday and it worked a treat! 

https://tuner-online.com/

If you scroll down it tells you the peg to turn, and what note/ number it should be tuned to. If you click on turn on tuner your microphone will listen to playing the note and the peg will go green when its correct :) It will get easier the more you do it. 

Please drop me an email if you're stuck with anything. 

Mrs S x

Instrumental Lessons

posted 7 Jan 2021, 03:18 by Louise Sutton

We have had a fantastic start to our remote violin lessons today and I am so excited to start clarinets and recorders, along with guitars on Tuesday next week. I have sent all grown-ups an email explaining about this. Once you reply to say you would like to continue your child's instrumental lesson then I will send you the appropriate consent form. Consent is needed because these lessons will take place via Microsoft Teams. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you haven't received your email with the details on these online lessons, so that I can get your child set up. 

arts@sandringham.school

Remote Learning

posted 5 Jan 2021, 00:51 by Lauren Richardson   [ updated 5 Jan 2021, 02:24 ]

Hello Phoenix Class,

I hope you all had a magical Christmas and a happy new year!

As you will know by now, Our Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown including the closure of all schools to most pupils in England starting today.  Although some key worker children will still be coming into school, the majority of you will be continuing learning and completing your lessons remotely.

 

This week, we will be uploading daily tasks onto Seesaw which you are all familiar with. We will upload an English, maths, reading and a topic (wider curriculum) activity each day, starting today. All tasks will be uploaded by 3pm, ready for the following day. This gives you chance to print off any worksheets and email us if you have any questions about the tasks. To make your day easier to follow, we will send a daily timetable as an announcement at the 3 pm also.  We ask that English and maths tasks are completed and submitted on to Seesaw by 12 pm, so we can mark these and provide feedback. Reading and Topic activities should be submitted onto Seesaw by 3 pm.

 

Starting next week we will be providing daily video input via teams for English and maths. Each child will be provided with a teams account which will be sent out by the end of this week. Invitations to daily teams meetings will be sent out by me to your email. You will just need to click on the link at the correct time and it will take you straight into the meeting.

Timings for the day:

First Teams Meeting

9:00 am - Register

9:15 am - English Lesson input

After the English input, the teams meeting will end and children will be expected complete and upload their work onto Seesaw by 10:15. Then, they will have a 15 minute break before their maths lesson.

Second Teams Meeting

10:30 am - Maths Lesson input.

After the maths input, the meeting will end and children will be expected to complete and upload their work onto Seesaw by 12 pm.

12 pm - 1 pm is Lunchtime.

1:00 - 1:20 pm - After lunch, children will be expected to complete a short reading activity which they will be able to find on Seesaw. 

1:20 - 3:00 pm - Children will need to complete their topic work, which they can find on Seesaw. There is no schedule teams meeting for topic lessons, however we may attach video explanations on Seesaw with the task if needed. Their topic activity should be completed and uploaded onto Seesaw by 3 pm.

 

Teams Expectations:

Children will be expected to attend teams meetings at the correct time. If a child is unable attend a specific session, the meeting will be recorded and uploaded onto Seesaw alongside the task. Please let me know as soon as possible if a child is unable to attend a meeting.

When attending teams meeting, children are expected to be dressed appropriately. This does not have to be school uniform.

When joining the meeting, children are expected to mute the microphone to avoid any background noise or distractions.

If children need to ask a question or will like to offer an answer, they can press the hand up icon to virtually put their hand up so I know they would like to speak.

 

We appreciate that this is a lot of information and that this method of remote learning is new to all of us.

As always, we are the amazing Phoenix class and we will get through this together as a team.

If you have any questions about remote learning, please feel free to email me.

 

Keep smiling and keep safe,

Miss R :)

 

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

posted 13 Dec 2020, 02:56 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.

Newsletter - Christmas!

posted 8 Dec 2020, 04:52 by Lauren Richardson

As we approach the end of Term 1 and reflect on all we have learnt, I hope that you have all enjoyed your first term in Year 4. 

This half-term, all the children have shown tremendous enthusiasm when learning about the Romans. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning about: Roman Emperors, Roman Legionnaires, Roman Empire, Invasions of Britain, Boudicca's rebellion as well as Hadrian's Wall. I have been amazed by the amount of information the children have retained about our topic and have been super impressed by their home learning. The children have been working extremely hard this term in all subjects and have shown a great love for learning. As we move towards the final week, we are excited to do fun Christmas activities with the class including making our own Christmas cards, decorations and more! 

Reminders for Christmas: 
- Wednesday 9th December Christmas Dinner 
- Friday 11th December is Christmas Jumper Day. 

Miss Tingle and I are looking forward to the next term, when we will be starting our new topic 'Farm Frenzy' inspired by our class novel Charlotte's Web by E.B White. We will be learning about: farming across the globe; ethical choices around food; how food makes its way from the fields to our plates; as well as how we can keep our bodies healthy. 
We hope that you all have a wonderful, magical Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2021! 

Children's Univeristy

posted 3 Dec 2020, 03:02 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

Wow, Wow, Wow!

posted 3 Dec 2020, 02:02 by Louise Sutton

Year 4, you have absolutely blown me away with your music learning this half term. You have done such an amazing job and your teachers should be so very proud of you because I know I am! It is really clear that you are enjoying your music lessons and even though I'm not in your classroom you are completing the activities super well. Maybe you don't need me after all!!! 

I am so excited for term 2 and have already started planning you some exciting lessons!

Have a lovely Christmas.

Mrs Sutton

Remembrance Day Artwork

posted 11 Nov 2020, 07:26 by Lauren Richardson

In Year 4, we have been looking at the poem 'In Flanders Field' as part of our Remembrance Day. We have learnt the poem off by heart and you can watch it on Seesaw hopefully! 
Here are a few pieces of the artwork we have created over the last two day to represent Flanders Field. I am super proud of everyone and they were all absolutely amazing. 
Well done Phoenix Class! 
Miss R x 


Half-term update from Phoenix Class

posted 11 Nov 2020, 00:31 by Lauren Richardson

Good Morning Phoenix parents! 
I just wanted to share a short update to celebrate some of the highlights from the previous term and remind you about some of the things in the run up to Christmas. The children are really enjoying our current Romans topic and we have seen some incredible home learning. We are loving the children's enthusiasm and curiosity beyond the classroom. We also want to to say a huge thank you for your patience and engagement with our new home learning platform 'Seesaw'! 

Just a few reminders: 
Wednesday - We set new home learning activities on Seesaw for Maths and English. 
Thursday - Children need to come to school in their PE kits
Friday - We check reading diaries. The children should be reading at least three times a week. 

We are really excited for the next half-term ahead and will keep you updated. 

Thanks, 
Miss R & Miss T 

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