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Tuesday 21st July 2020

Today's blog has been written by Miss Copley and you can find it here.

Monday 20.07.20

For the last week of term, we are sharing our blog entries and activities: today's blog has been written by Mrs Bourdillon and you can find it here

17.7.2020

Happy Friday everyone!

It seems very strange to be writing this blog today.  It feels very much like our final full day together as a class before we begin our transitions to our new classes, hubs and bubbles.  So, that being said, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for making my time this year in Woodpeckers Class a joy.  You have made me smile and laugh so much - watching you mature and become even more knowledgeable has been a great privilege.  I have to say the children moving from year 3 into year 4 have got some amazing topics and learning adventures coming your way too!

So for now my dear Woodpeckers it's cheerio, not goodbye and I will see you again very soon. 

 

Today is the final Friday of term 6.  This week's Kahoot quiz:

https://kahoot.it/challenge/03539586?challenge-id=f20bc021-1cdc-4979-998f-e0490be3f2c2_1594971200172

 

Game PIN: 03539586

Take care

Miss Paul and Miss Copley

16.7.2020

Happy Thursday everyone!

All work is on the website class page under the subject tabs.  Do have a go at the Dragon's Eye poem and design and make a dragon's eye from clay or salt dough.

 

Take care and have a lovely day

 

Miss Copley

15.7.2020

Happy Wednesday everyone!

All tasks are on the web pages under the subject tabs ready for you to open and complete.  This week's wellbeing challenges have a fun challenge theme attached to them.  Take a look, have a go and have lots of fun with your friends and family.

 

Have a good day, Take care

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

14.7.20

Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

"I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!"  said the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland - and today I know how he feels - I'm late adding our blog. 

 

We are busy at school preparing plans and power points and activities for all the different bubbles and thinking ahead to next year.  This is not quite the end of term I was expecting...

 

Today's tasks are on the website waiting for you.

 

Have fun and stay safe

 

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

13.7.2020

Happy Monday Everyone!

Welcome to the last full week of term - wow what a year it's turned out to be!

You should have received a letter in the post to tell you who your new teacher will be in September.  If you are in year 3 going to year 4 your teachers will be Mrs Bourdillion, Mrs Irvine and Mr Hazelby.   If you are in year 4 moving to the upper school and year 5 your teachers will be Miss Flisher, Mr Biddlescomb (who is new to the school) and Miss Copley.   We are all very excited to be welcoming you back as you have been missed and school is simply not the same without you here.

 

This week your English tasks are based on the book How To Train Your Dragon and Dragons in general.  Make sure you have a look at the Dragon Eye Poem and the Dragon's Eye Art and DT tasks - salt dough is very easy to make - you need 1 cup of plain flour, 1 cup of salt and water to bind it together to make it into a dough. To set your salt dough you need to bake it in the oven on a low heat for about 4 hours.

This weeks maths tasks for year 3 are capacity, bar graphing and pictograms and year 4 symmetry on grids.

Have a very happy Monday

Take care and stay safe

 

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

10.7.2020

Today marks the final day at ABC for our current year 6 children and also the last day of the most amazing and creative virtual sports week.  Today's final challenge is our school dance routine - AND I DID IT! - it took lots of practice and Miss Sutherland was very patient with the staff!  Follow the link below to access it:

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/challenge-10-100720/

 

It's Friday which means its Kahoot quiz day.  To enter this weeks challenge you need Game PIN: 02636026  go to https://kahoot.it/​ to play. 

 

Remember to check on the tabs for work tasks for all subjects and to email us some of your work and messages.

Have a lovely weekend when it arrives

Take care

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

9/7/2020

Happy Thursday everyone!

 

How did you get on with yesterday's Tik Tok Challenge - I'll admit I almost gave up - I laughed so much trying to copy it!  Today's challenge can be found following the link:

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/challenge-9-90720/

 

Today's English and Maths tasks are waiting for you under the subject tabs on the class pages.  For science this week you should be dissecting flowers to find the reproductive parts and explaining how plants pollinate and reproduce to make seeds.

 

The end of term is fast approaching and we are all starting to feel tired and exhausted, but please do keep up with your learning from home and remember to send in photos of your work - we love seeing what you have been up to.

Have a great day and take care

 

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

8/7/2020

Happy Wednesday everyone!

 

Today's sports challenge can be found following the link:

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/challenge-8-80720/

 

Todays English and Maths tasks can be found under the subject tabs on the class pages.  For RE this week you will be learning about symbols and meanings in Sikhism.

 

History this week focuses on the topic of law and justice in Anglo-Saxon England and Viking England - you will be comparing both and deciding which period of time had the better - kinder more understanding ways and means of keeping the peace.

 

Geography is looking at how London has grown through the ages.

 

Remember to take a look at our wellbeing challenge for this week. 

 

Have fun and stay safe

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

7/7/2020

Happy Tuesday everyone

Today's sports challenge is ready to view:

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/challenge-7-70720/

How did you get on with yesterday's balancing cup challenge?  Did you get wet?

 

Today's English and Maths tasks are waiting for you under the learning tabs.  Have you seen the Ibiza Prom under the music tasks?  Have a look at the link to the BBC Ibiza Prom - the music is very different to a classical prom - how does it make you feel?

 

How are you getting on with your Viking Long Ships?  Have you sailed them yet?  Where was your maiden voyage - the kitchen sink?  The bath tub?  The shower cubical?  The paddling pool?  Did your ship float or did it take on water and begin to sink?

 

Have you checked out the have Art Builders Challenges? There are lots of creative tasks to do - have a look under the creative tasks and online competitions challenges tabs for more information.

 

Have a great day

Take care

 

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

6/6/2020

Good morning and Happy Monday!

Today is my first day back in the school building and it feels great to be back - but somewhat sad that you are not here to join me - so I guess I will have to keep you busy online!  

 

This week we get to start our new book - How To Train Your Dragon (HTTYD) - I know Mrs Irvine has been so excited about this book as she loves all things dragon!  Head over to the Nightingales page to hear Mrs Irvine reading the book a chapter at a time.  Just like with Viking Boy, we have put up some activities to get you thinking about and talking about the book with your friends and family and some activities to help you develop your writing.

Our weekly maths is uploaded from White Rose Maths.  Please watch the help videos before you take on each day's challenges and remember that there is also Mathletics and BBCbitesize Primary available to help too.

 

This week we see the virtual sports week continue and we need to see your photos and videos.  Remember that we set you a montage task - this involves putting together lots of photographs or pictures you have draw of how sports week is going for you and your family and we would love to see these - so do email them in to the class page.

 

Have fun and be creative

Stay safe

Miss Copley and Mrs Paul

3.7.2020

Happy Friday Everyone!

I've had a really super busy week this week and Miss Flisher's Sports Day Challenges have really helped my family and I get moving, get laughing and get competitive!  Even my neighbours have got involved - the toilet roll keepie uppies has almost turned into a street competition - and I'm in last place!  My children have laughed so much at me trying to dance and master Miss Sutherland's Tik Tok dance moves... But I'm determined not to give up!  Today's challenge is waiting for you... follow this link:  https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/challenge-5-30720/  Good Luck - and come on the Green Team!

 

This weeks Kahoot quiz is live now and the game pin is 08562681 - head over and have a go.

 

Make sure you listen to the last of Viking Boy today if you haven't already finished it as next week Mrs Irvine will start reading How To Train Your Dragon - and I know she is just a little bit excited about that!

Maths tasks and challenges are waiting for you this week and you should complete the history and geography tasks that have been set if you haven't already.

 

When it arrives for you have a brilliant weekend

Stay safe - and if you are planning on getting out and about remember the social distancing rules.

Take care

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

2.7.2020

Happy Thursday everyone!

How did you get on with yesterday's standing long jump challenge for sports week?  Remember to email your progress videos to Miss Flisher to earn points for your team.  Today's challenge is toilet roll keepie uppies!  So to all our keen and able football stars - grab an unused toilet roll and see how many keepie uppies you can achieve.  Following the link https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/challenge-4-20720/ to see Miss Flisher and Mrs Eades demonstrating what to do.

 

English and Maths tasks are waiting for you under the tabs on the class page - Will Gunner avenge his Father's death?  Listen to the final chapter of Viking Boy to find out! 

This week for science we are investigating how water moves in plants - think about the role of the roots and stem in both planted and cut flowers.  Think about tall trees too - how does water get from the ground to the leaves high up in the canopy?  Do leaves absorb water from rain?  How do plants like Cacti get their water?  Have you managed to make a rainbow flower yet?

Sooo many questions - that's what I love about being a scientist - asking questions, testing my ideas, finding answers and having fun along the way.  Bonus marks to any pupil who can name and explain the scientific principle of water transport in plants!

Enjoy today's learning tasks and challenges.

Take care

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

1.7.2020

Happy Wednesday and welcome to day 101 of lockdown... will this ever end?

Yesterday's sports week challenge was part 1 of Miss Sutherland's Tik Tok dance routine - try as I might I just cannot coordinate my body - but I am laughing lots whilst trying!  Laughter is great for the soul and can really boost your spirits - so thank you to the ABC staff team for helping us all feel a bit better.

 

Today's challenge will be uploaded under the 1st July tab on the sports day tab (how is it July already?). I wonder what we will be doing today?

 

English and Maths tasks are waiting for you under the subject tabs on the class pages.  This week's RE is focused on the Sikh Holy Book and the prayers it contains.  From your own religious perspective what would you pray for? What are you thankful for? How do you show this?

 

Remember to check out this weeks Wellbeing challenge on Kingfishers' page.

 

Take care

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

30.6.2020

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

 

Find todays Sports Week Challenge following this link:https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/challenge-2-300620/

As always your English and Maths tasks are waiting for you under the subject tabs on the class page.  Make sure you complete both tasks for today.  How are you getting on with the music lessons?  Have you made any new discoveries and formed any new tastes in music? (It is cool to like or appreciate classical music - lots of modern TV advertising songs and pieces of dance music have adapted pieces of classical music in them - check out car adverts!)  This week you should be building you Viking Long Ship.  Remember, as far as possible it should look and act like a boat (so it needs to float!) - I can't wait to see some photos and see how creative you have been!

Finally, make sure you head over to the Miss Flisher's Sports Week Challenge for today  - did you manage to beat Mrs Evans and Mr Newman in the press up challenge yesterday?

Enjoy your day and take care

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

Sports Week Challenge 1:  Push Ups...

 

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/challenge-1-290620/

29.6.2020

 

Happy Monday!  Welcome to Day 1 of the ABC Virtual Sports Week!

 

This weeks learning tasks are uploaded and ready for you to get started.  You have daily English and Maths lesson tasks to complete plus other subjects that you can choose to do on any day and in any order.  This week you should come to the end of Viking Boy.  Remember to complete the reading discussion and 1 written task per day.  Then in Maths, work your way steadily through the weeks tasks by watching the videos, and completing the accompanying tasks for that day.

 

What is really important is that you check out the Sports Day tab in the blue section on the main page and complete a sports themed activity today - every activity counts towards your teams final total- why not get your whole family involved?

 

Good luck everyone, come on all teams!

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

There is a new Kahoot quiz out!  Miss Flisher has taken photos of book with the name covered up.  Can you guess the name of the book?  Click on the link above and use PIn no 0169626

Good luck, and don't forget to use your name and class as your nickname so we can see who the winner is!

26.6.2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers and welcome to Friday.  We have made it to the end of the week, give yourselves a pat on the back!  It has been a very hot week.  How have you been coping?  Have you been drinking lots of water?  Think how happy the plants must have been to have the rain last night, it just goes to show how important water is to all living thing, just like our science experiment shows.

 

As today is Friday, White Rose have a maths challenge for you today.  Click on the link below and have a go.  Don't forget it covers a range of ages so if the later questions get a bit tricky, ask someone to help, but don't panic!

 

Then have a look this afternoon and see which part of the learning you haven't done yet.  What have you been saving for Friday afternoon?

If you have done all the things we have set, why not practise for our Virtual sports week!

Have a look at the sports week tab on the website and get ready for an awesome week of sport.  Your teams honor could be on the line!

 

Have a great weekend Woodpeckers, keep safe

 

Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul.

25.6.2020

Happy Thursday!

WOW - Yesterday was hot - but today is set to be hotter still!

Did you know that just like us, plants need to stay hydrated in the warm weather - gardeners will water their plants early in the morning on a hot day, or later in the evening - why is this?  What would happen to a plant or flower in hot weather if it didn't get watered?  That has got me thinking... How can I scientifically prove that plants take up water?

I need your help!

Can you help me plan out a science experiment that will prove that plants need water and to stay hydrated in hot weather.   I have the following equipment and resources to help us:

  • Some fresh cut white flowers
  • 3 containers to water in
  • 3 different colour food dyes
  1. What do I need to do?
  2. What do I need to keep the same?
  3. What do I need to change?
  4. How will I know if my experiment has worked  -what am I looking for or measuring?

I will run your experiment and post up pictures to show you what is happening.  If you want to run an experiment at home or school - go on have a go - (daisy flowers with long stems work well!)  

 

Remember to check out the class page tabs for English and Maths activities and tasks.  Have a look under the do something exciting tab for information about an Art Big Build Challenge...

 

Have fun and stay safe in the sun

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

24.06.2020

 

24th June 2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers, welcome to Wednesday.  Are you having as much trouble with the days as we are?  We are all so busy at school, with bubbles of children, work on the website and trying to ensure you are all safe and learning we often forget where we are in the week, which is great if the weekend comes early, but not so great if you feel like it is Friday on a Wednesday!

 

How are you getting on? I hope you are working well on the Maths and English, I am uploading a new piece of work for How To Train Your Dragon every day, so make sure you keep looking at the English page, under Our Books, or click on the picture of Hiccup below.

 

 

 

 

The this afternoon, have a look at the RE.  We have uploaded some more work for you for this week.so head over to the RE page to see what we have for you.  I love teaching the Sikh section and am really upset I only get to do it remotely.  I love learning about other religions, I find them fascinating.  Do you?

 

Have a great day Woodpeckers. Enjoy the sun but be careful - it is very hot out there!

 

Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul

23.6.2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today is day 92 of lockdown - we have survived and adapted to this new normal for 3 months now...

Today you have your Maths and English tasks waiting for you under the subject tabs.  Last week you were set some music lessons where we wanted you to listen to different pieces of music and respond to them.  I've got Heart 90s Radio playing in the background here as this period of time makes me happy - because like you I was young and carefree.  Music has the ability to transport us to an emotional space that can leave us feeling happy, sad, tearful, jolly etc.  What is your go to happy song and why? What do the lyrics (words) to that song mean to you?  How does that song make you feel inside?  I'd like you to draw, paint, sculpt, act, sing or dance about how that song makes you feel.  Music is my release, my space.  I don't care what I sound like, look like or act like - when the music is playing my inner diva comes out!

YouTube is full of music - find your song!

For your Art/DT project this week you should be resourcing the materials you need to build your Viking Long Ship.  Make sure you raid the recycling box at home before it's collected this week - all materials should be clean and dry.  If you are worried about not having paint at home - can you make natural paints from plants and soils?  Experiment, but please ask before you remove any flowers from gardens or window boxes.

Have fun being creative and stay safe.

Miss Copley and Miss Paul

Good morning and welcome to a new week!  It is going to be a hot one so whatever you do, make sure you keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water.

 

We are about half way through the term, how is it going so far.  Remember to keep Miss Paul updated and keep sending her your work, I know she loves hearing from you!

 

For your English, keep working through Viking Boy.  It is a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I will also be uploading the first chapter of our new book today, keep an eye for it on our book pages here:

 

 

The Maths is moving on to angles and shapes.  It gives you a great break from the decimal work you have been doing recently.

 

The this afternoon, have a look at the history, this week you will learn about who King Ethelred II was and why Danegeld was introduced.  You will need to watch the power point and work through the supporting tasks – that this week have a drama twist to them!

 

Enjoy the weather, but be careful in the heat woodpeckers.

 

Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul

New Kahoot Quiz!!!

 

There is a new Kahoot quiz to test how much attention you pay during Worship through Song.  Can you remember the lyrics to the songs we sing?  Go and have a look.

 

 

Game pin 01413492

Good morning Woodpeckers!  Congratulations to making to Friday again, the end of week 3 of term 6.

 

Are you getting near the end of Viking Boy?  Don't panic if not, work at your pace, ensuring your work is of your usual high standard.  Quality over quantity as they say.

 

As it is Friday, White Rose Maths have a Friday Challenge for you.  Click the link and work through as much as you can.  Don't panic about getting all the questions done, the ones near the end are aimed at year 6, you could always ask you family for help though. (Hint: use bar models for fraction questions!)

 

 

Then this afternoon, have a look at the weekly plan and see what you haven't done yet.  Maybe you have been saving the DT project for today, or you have been putting off the history.  Try to complete all the work we set you every week as this will help on your return to school. If you have left one of your least favourite subjects till today, maybe next week you could do it earlier and leave your favourite till Friday, something to look forward to at the end of the week.

 

What ever you get up to this weekend, have a good one Woodpeckers.

 

Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul

18.6.2020

Happy Thursday - all be it a soggy one!

 

How are you getting on with Viking Boy?  It was lovely to be able to read and record a story for year 3 and 4 to work from, but definitely not the same as reading to you live in school, in the classroom.  Do make sure you have a go at the reading and writing activities that match each chapter.  You will need to use pens, pencils and paper to complete these tasks.

How are you getting on with Maths?  It seems like Fractions are going on forever - but like with your times tables and division facts - the more you practice the better you get and the easier it becomes.  Those of you in year 4 will meet fractions, decimals and percentages lots in year 5 and in year 6, so make sure you spend time practicing now - you'll be glad you did. 

 

It has been 2 weeks since I started the seed and celery experiments in my kitchen and a week since I started the plant investigation.  The results are in!  The photographs for you to observe from and complete your science investigation will be uploaded on the Kingfishers Science page today - head over and take a look.  What conditions helped my plants to grow well?  Which conditions did the most damage to my plants - and how can you tell?  Why are some leaves going yellow?  There are lots of questions you can ask and answer based on observing the photos.  How can I now make my plants better?  How can I make them healthy again - what do they need?  Should I feed the plants with plant food - and what would you expect to happen? 

 

Have you ever stopped to notice how beautiful rain is?  I took a photo of the rain from the storm yesterday. Can you see the concentric circles?  Can you see bubbles?  Can you see the tessellation of the patio bricks? Can you see a puddle forming?  Today my challenge to you is to draw and colour rain - or to photograph it.  Does everyone see rain the same way?   Remember to send your art work to the class emails so we can see and enjoy your creativity.

Have a brilliant day

Stay safe

Miss Copley and Mrs Paul

Rainy days

17.06.2020

 

Welcome to Wednesday Woodpeckers!

 

It is very stuffy today, I know some places had big storms yesterday, but we didn't get any here in Maidstone, I wonder if we are going to get any today?  The clouds are looking a bit heavy so I am hoping we will, it will be good for the gardens and green spaces, and will help to clear the air.  I love storms.  What do you think.  I always count the seconds between a flash of lightning and the thunder, it is supposed to tell you how far away the center of the storm is and I love trying to track it.

 

How are you getting on with the work? I am really enjoying hearing someone else read Viking Boy, and looking forward to reading you the next book.  The tasks we have set you are designed to make you think a bit more carefully about the story and to help you understand it better.  Remember to keep the same high standards for your writing that you have in class and to email your work to Miss Paul so she can see what you are up to!

 

Maths is carrying on with Fractions, this is very important as you go further up the school so make sure you have a good base.  If you are struggling, don't worry, we are still here to help.  Drop us an email or phone in to school and we will see what we can do to help.

 

Then this afternoon, have a look at the RE work we have set this week.  We are thinking about what we would see, hear and feel if we could visit a Gurdwara in real life.  Maybe you have been to one before, maybe you have passed one on your travels.  See what you can find out using the sheets we have uploaded and your own research.

 

Have a great day Woodpeckers, and if it does rain remember, without rain, we wouldn't have rainbows!

 

Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul

16.6.2020

Happy Tuesday everyone laugh

 

It is a glorious day outside - so why not take your learning outside and enjoy the sunshine (remember to wear sunscreen and a hat and stay in the shade between 11am and 2pm).

We have added some music lessons for you to join in with.  They need you to listen to different types of music - some classical, some modern, some fast, some slow, some happy some melancholy.  We would like you to complete the tasks that match each piece of music.  Tasks can be found under the music tab.  Be creative in your responses and do send in videos and photos of your responses to the class email.  We love to see how you are getting on from home.

In this video of the Hymn Amazing Grace - 50 different languages are used!  Can you spot any you recognise?  Can you sing Amazing Grace in a language other than English?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA7pdABvpnc&feature=youtu.be

 

This week is the Design focus week for your Viking Long Ship.  Remember the more ideas you have the more variety you have to select from for your final design.  What animal will be the focus of your ship?  Will it be a dragon, a Valkyrie, an Eagle or another creature - real or mythical?  What colours will you use on your main sail and why?  Will the sail be striped or have a logo?  How many oars will your long ship have? (apparently cotton buds make good ores- when they are pained up).

 

Lots of you have been enjoying the language lessons and we want to encourage the use of languages as much as possible - in a world as rich and diverse as ours a love of languages should be encouraged.  We understand that for lots of our families at Archbishop Courtenay Primary School, there are many different languages spoken at home alongside English.  World Stories is a free website that offers e-books in a variety of languages!  We would love for you to share this site with family and friends and enjoy the love of reading in any language.

https://worldstories.org.uk/library

If you feel confident to - could you video or record yourself reading a story in a different language so that we can see/hear you?  If parents / careers would be happy to read a story in a new language we would be most grateful if you would be prepared to share your language and stories with our school community.  As always do ask for permission to complete tasks that require recording and only send them using the secure class emails.  Parental permission will always be requested before any recordings go live on the website, and permission can be removed at any point.

Take care and happy reading

Miss Copley

15.06.2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers!  Welcome to week 3 of term 6.  We are on day 85 of lock down but with shops beginning to open and zoos and wildlife parks it is all beginning to get back to a bit of normality.  What is the one thing you have missed?  Mine is seeing friends and family, and hopefully this will be happening again soon!

 

So there is a new set of work up ready for you to tackle this week.  I would expect you to have finished  The Wyrmstooth Crown by now and beginning on Viking Boy.  Each chapter has a number of tasks for you to complete.  Work through them methodically and think about what you are writing.

 

Maths is working with Fractions again, ordering them today.  Think carefully about them - they have lots of ways to trip you up.  There is also some extra work on length and perimeter if you find you are working through fractions.

 

Then this afternoon, have a look at the history section, there are lots of new worksheets and ideas for you thins week.  Also look at the MFL section.  Lats week we gave you lots of French to do, this week we have uploaded some Spanish work, you will all come back to school multi-lingual!

 

Have a great Monday Woodpeckers

 

Mrs Irvine & Miss Paul.

12.6.2020

 

Good morning Woodpeackers!  We have made it to another Friday, Congratulations!

How has this week been?  It has been an amazing week in school, seeing all the little year R’s coming in to school with huge smiles and so much energy and excitement!  How would you feel if you were coming back to school?  Would you be happy/sad/nervous?  Whatever emotion you feel is ok, we all react differently, even the teachers.

For your English, look back over what you have done this week and see if you can make any of it any better.  I know you will have tried your hardest, but as I always tell my class, there is always room for improvement.

As it is Friday, it is Maths Challenge day on White Rose Maths.  However this week they have teamed up with BBC Bitesize to bring you a football themed challenge.  Have a look by clicking on the link!  

 

Then this afternoon, have a look at any sections of the work you haven’t done yet.  Maybe you haven’t looked at PE, or maybe you have been saving the DT project for today.  Whatever you do, enjoy it, after all, you learn better when you are having fun at the same time.

 

As always on a Friday, Miss Flisher has put together a Kahoot quiz for you to have a go at.  This weeks is titled ‘ABC’s where am I?’ game, and its Pin is 05559366.  Pop over and have a look – how well do you remember the school?  

 

Have a great weekend Woodpeckers, I hope we keep the fantastic weather and get to go outside and enjoy the sun!

Be good, be kind and be safe!

 

Mrs Irvine

11.6.2020

Good morning and happy Thursday Woodpeckers!

 

Today I need your help.  I have 4 healthy Geranium plants and I want to know where I should put them to help them grow strong and healthy. 

I am thinking: 

Plant A: I'll put one in the fridge where it is nice and cool

Plant B: I'll put one in the airing cupboard where it is nice and warm

Plant C: I'll put one inside a dark bag and leave it on the side in my kitchen

Plant D: I'll put one on the window ledge in my kitchen

 

I will give each plant water and leave them in their spaces for 1 week.

 

Make some predictions - what do you think will happen to my plants?   Will they all grow and be healthy?  What changes/differences would you expect to see after 1 week?  Which plants will be smaller?  Which plants will have yellow leaves?

 

I have also been busy this week seeing what happens to seeds if I give them water.  Check the science page on Kingfishers class page for my photos and tell me what observations (when you look) you notice.  What do you think I need to do next to help my seeds grow into healthy plants?  E-mail me your ideas - and why not have a go at growing some seeds yourself.

 

Do some research into what conditions seeds and plants need to grow well and create an information leaflet to help me.

 

Have fun and stay safe

Miss Copley

10.6.2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers!  How are you feeling in the middle of the week?  How are you getting on with your English?  Have you finished The Wyrmstooth Crown yet?  What did you think of it?  WHat about your Maths?  What do you think of fractions?  I know a lot of people find fractions a bit tricky so if you are struggling, don't panic, it is normal.  Just keep trying your best and don't forget to email your work to Miss Paul so she can see how fabulous you are!

 

There are two parts to your R.E. for this afternoon.  Firstly we are looking in a bit more depth at what Sikhs believe and then for your computing you need to create an animated power point about the 10 Gurus of Sikhism.  Remember that Power Points are supposed to inform people, not give them headaches, so make sure you use your fonts and colours carefully and that any animations add to the information rather than distract from them!

 

Have a great day Woodpeckers

 

Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul

9.6.2020

Happy Tuesday

How did you get on yesterday with the Puffin Dream Big activities?  If you missed them you can watch the videos on the Puffin YouTube Chanel and join in today.  Where did your adventure take you in activity 1?  What is your family heritage?  In activity 2 we were drawing dragons and castles  - how did you get on with this activity?  How creative did you get?  Remember to email over your pictures and stories.  Puffin are running LIVE activities all week at 10.30am and 3.30pm don't forget to tune in and have fun!

 

This week we have set you a 6 week Art and DT project.  This week we want you to research Viking Long Ships - what were they?  What did they look like?  What special features did they have? Please print off and complete the DT planning booklet each week - or keep an online copy and work on the computer.  The more ideas you can find the better your build could be!

 

Have you investigated Animate Arts?  They were the company who came into school back at the start of the year and helped you to make your good Samaritan card and paper portraits that are on display in the hall.  Do visit their website to see what kind of activities are on offer during lockdown.  You don't need any fancy expensive materials to join in - empty cereal boxes and Amazon packages provide lots of card and remember to raid the recycling at home - just make sure materials are clean and dry before you use them.

http://www.animateartscompany.com/

Check out the online learning tab for links to their YouTube videos that support their challenges.

 

Stay safe and happy crafting

Miss Copley

8.6.2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers!  

Today hasn't started as bright and cheery as it has been, but I hope your spirits are still high and you are finding reasons to be happy every day!

The beginning of week 2 and we have (I hope) sorted out our computer gremlins and started uploading the Viking Boy book.  Head over to Kingfishers page to hear Miss Copley read it and to find the activities associated with each chapter.  Mrs Irvine has also been recording the 'just for fun' book, so head over to her page to hear that one.  Click on the book titles to go to their page.

    

 

Maths is converting Fractions to decimals.  You may have done a little bit of this in class, but use this time to recap and revise so you have a good knowledge of it ready for next year!

 

Then this afternoon, have a look at the History.  There a several task this week, and an extra bonus one.  See how you get on and don't forget to email your work to Miss Paul so she can see what you are up to.

 

Have a great day Woodpeckers

 

Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul

5.6.2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers.  Mrs Irvine here, welcome to Friday!  We have made it through the first week of the new term. How are you getting on.  Don't forget to email Miss Paul and let her know and show her your amazing work!

 

Keep reading The Wyrmstooth Crown.  Miss Copley has uploaded lots of work to go with it.  We will have Viking boy uploading soon so keep your eyes open on Kingfishers page for that.  In the mean time I will be reading a book just for fun, pop over to my page by clicking on the book cover to listen!

 

As it is Friday, the Maths is a math challenge over on   Click on the icon to see what it is all about!

 

Then this afternoon, why not try the computing challenge.  Create a scene in  to show a viking boat coming to England.  Can you use perspective, making it smaller or larger as it travels?

If you prefer you can do any of the other tasks from the afternoon section you havent done yet.  Have you looked at the French, or the DT?

 

Have  great day Woodpeckers!

 

Mrs Irvine

New Kahoot quiz!

Game PIN: 02039267

Closes 3pm Friday!

4.6.2020

Happy Thursday everyone!

 

Unfortunately we still don't have the Viking Boy files back to be able to upload them.  So, you may have seen that we added the first chapter to the book The Wyrmstooth Crown to the English section.  Today we will add the remaining chapters and Art, DT and Maths activities that accompany this book to help keep you learning as we wait for Viking Boy to arrive.  (There is a delicious recipe for Lemon Drizzle Cake!)

Please do check the other activities on the weekly timetable and complete as many as you can.  Remember to be creative and enjoy your learning and email over photos and messages to the class email so we can see how you are getting on.

Stay safe.

 

Miss Copley and Mrs Irvine

3.6.2020

Hello Woodpeckers!

Mrs Paul is working in school with the Key worker children, so Mrs Irvine and I have the task of keeping you going with your online learning.

I have had fun reading and recording Viking Boy, but I'm waiting on files to be converted so that I can upload them onto the class page.  I don't know how long this will take but they will be up as soon as possible!

In the meantime I have added an e-book text and activities to the English section to keep you going.

 

Have a look at the French lessons Mrs Hallihan planned for you - can you say hello and introduce yourself in French?  I would love it if you could email over something similar - where you say hello and introduce yourself to us in your own languages, it would be great fun to try and learn some new languages this term.

 

Have any of you found out about Viking Helmets yet?  Have a look at the following Websites for ideas:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zy9j2hv - how did the Vikings Fight?

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/vikings/who-were-vikings/ - who were the Vikings?

 

http://ipfactly.com/10-interesting-facts-about-the-vikings/ - what was a “Berserker”?

 

http://www.fun-facts.org.uk/vikings/viking_warriors.htm - interesting facts about Viking warriors

 

Remember to email over your work and photos we love seeing them.

Miss Copley, Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul

02/06/20

 

Good morning Woodpeckers! Welcome to term 6!

 

Miss Paul is working full time in school with our wonderful key worker children so today you have Mrs Irvine writing the blog.  Miss Paul wants me to assure you that she is still watching the emails and would love to see your work and hear your stories, so keep sending them to her at woodpeckers@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

 

Term 6 is all about Vikings!  Our new class reader, Viking Boy, is written by the same author who wrote Anglo-Saxon boy which we read last term.  Miss Copley will be uploading her recording of the book for us to listen to this term, but in the mean time, have a look on the English page where you will see the prologue of the book.  Think carefully about what you see in your mind when you read it and then write a description.  You might like to do the art work first today, draw what you think it looks like and then write about it.

 

Maths is those tricky fractions called equivalent fractions.  They will be a lot easier if you have a good knowledge of your times tables so log on to TTRockstars to practice them!

 

Then, if you haven't already done it, have a look at the art.  Try to draw what the prologue of the book makes you think of.  Use as many of the skills you have been learning all year to produce a really detailed drawing or painting.  This will help you with the writing too.

 

Have a good day Woodpeckers, don't forget we are all here for you if you need any help at all.

 

Mrs Irvine and Miss Paul.

22/05/2020

 

Good morning wonderful Woodpeckers,

 

Friday at long last and the end of term 5 too laugh I've had a busy week and I hope you have too.

 

As it is Friday it is Kahoot quiz day, this week it is all to do with staff baby photos.

 

Take part using this link https://kahoot.it/ and using this code 02320436

When asked to put in your nickname please put your first name, initial of surname and then your class e.g. John F Woodpeckers. Any entries without this type of nickname won't be accepted. One entry per person. Let's see if Woodpeckers can win! Good luck.  

 

Our ‘Looking to the Rainbow’ masterpiece is now up on the school website under Christian Distinctiveness for you to have a look at. https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/looking-for-the-rainbow/

 

Check out History for kids https://www.historyforkids.net/ this website is full of fun activities and quizzes.

 

Have a wonderful half term, enjoy the weather and some relaxing time with your families.

 

Missing you all,

 

Miss Paul

20/05/20

 

Good afternoon Woodpeckers,

 

Wow it is a warm day! I do hope you are able to get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Tomorrow is the day of the Art World Record online art lesson. Here is some information that you will need.

 

1 DAY TO GO! Thank you for spreading the word - it's working! We've had THOUSANDS register. Please continue to share the images in our website Gallery and of course, make sure you join us on time tomorrow so we smash that record!  Before the big day, thought we'd share the link to access the lesson and the rules...
 
---->   LESSON LINK HERE   <---
 THE RULES: to break the record we need at least 10,000 people to
⏱️ Be on time! Join no later than 4pm BST.
⌛ Stay for the full 30 minute lesson.
✍️ Draw along with Rob!

To be safe, arrive to the lesson (link above) early and watch the countdown until Rob goes live! Today, you can also Subscribe & Ring the Bell to get reminded about the lesson, if you like. 

PS. We won't know if we've succeeded until the end of next week. We need to give the Guinness World Records team time to evaluate the evidence we provide them after the event. So please bear with us. 
 Thank you,

Art World Records

 

Enjoy the rest of your day Woodpeckers

Miss Paul

18/05/2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers,

 

Welcome to the last week of term 5. I do hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some time out in the sunshine. On Friday we took part in our staff pets Kahoot quiz. How did you get on? The winner for this week was Emilia in Goldfinches.

To finish our Anglo-Saxon topic we will be looking at Beowulf and Mrs Irvine will finish reading the story of Anglo-Saxon boy. You will find the resources for this in the Anglo-Saxon folder.

Maths this week we will be revisiting fractions. Today's focus is 'Unit fractions'. Remember a unit fraction is one part of something e.g. 1/2, 1/3, 1/4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF8KjNcHYDU

You can find the White Rose maths resources in the maths folder.

For those of you who love art and design then please visit the art folder on our class page, you will find some great videos from Animate Arts (the lovely company who helped make our cardboard people in the hall)

 

Have a great day,

 

Miss H Paul

15/05/2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers,

 

Happy Friday! I have two exciting things to tell you about today.

 

1. The 'Pets of ABC Kahoot Quiz' is now live until 3pm today! To enter go to https://kahoot.it/ and enter the game PIN: 01976613. When asked to put in your nickname please put your first name, initial of surname and then your class e.g. John F Woodpeckers. Any entries without this type of nickname won't be accepted. One entry per person. Let's see if Woodpeckers can win! Good luck.  

 

2. Just one week to go till the world's LARGEST EVER online art lesson!

Art world records are aiming to get 10,000 people to join in with a live online art lesson. Learn to draw with World Book Day author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, break the Guinness World Records title for largest online art lesson ever and raise money to fight COVID-19!

If you would like to take part then ask your adult at home to register at                                      

artworldrecords.com and join in next Thursday 21st at 4pm BST so you also count towards the attempt.  Next week, they be sending everyone who's registered a live stream link.

 

Hope you all have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend.

 

Miss H Paul

 

 

14/05/2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers,

 

What a bright sunny morning it is. I hope you have been super busy this week. If you have not yet recorded your lovely singing voice video for our 'Looking to the rainbow' project then please could you do so today,  https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/looking-for-the-rainbow/ I have done mine (not so lovely singing voice!)

To keep your phonic knowledge fresh I have uploaded some phonic comics in the English folder (phonics) 

My challenge to you today is to re-create your own version of one using the phonic sounds of the comic you read from your phonic phase. I would love to see some of these and any other home learning you have been doing.

 

Have a lovely day,

 

Miss H Paul

 

11/05/2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers,

 

I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing extended weekend. Did you and your family join in with any VE day celebrations? If so it would be lovely to hear about them. It has been wonderful to hear and see some of the lovely home learning that you have been getting up to from last week, please continue to email your own blogs and pictures. Look out for this weeks timetable (Term 5 Anglo-Saxon tab) it gives you the chance to write and discuss what you think about Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement yesterday. Can you write a persuasive argument detailing for and against opinions for returning to school - or the idea of wearing a school uniform?

I look forward to reading your responses.

Please note that if you are trying to access this weeks White Rose Maths resources for this week you will find them in the maths section under the Multiplication and Division tab.

Also you can keep up with your AR reading using this link.

http://www.renlearn.co.uk/keep-reading/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWTJJNVlUTXdPVEl5WldObCIsInQiOiJiY1dUMExBWGpiakkzSjZaWk1RaTFHa3JLdjRNRFpGWExcL3RRZXp6c3dBNHN1cGJVZ1hFVGkzcDU0NnZ6SWdFdFBDRlZwREVrUXhWTmtsNFJyWitldzNzUmc1NENIQ0E0RnMzck9qaU1YR0l2emhtV1c4azIxMEZjanowSDdMNVMifQ%3D%3D

 

Happy Monday!

 

Miss H Paul

05/05/2020

 

Good afternoon woodpeckers,

 

Hope you are all well on this lovely sunny afternoon. I have a wonderful art project that you and your family might like to get involved in. It is in conjunction with Art Rebels and Turner Contemporary which looks a lot of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgQ_VwO1ibU

It would be super to see your finished piece and maybe challenge your adult or sibling to have a go too and make a family of different animals.

 

Happy making,

 

Miss H Paul

04/05/2020

 

Good morning Wonderful Woodpeckers,

 

I hope you all had a lovely restful weekend. As we begin week 7 of our home learning, I just wanted to say how very proud I am of you all for your perseverance (dictionary definition challenge) to keep going with your home learning. We have created a daily visual timetable to help you keep on track of your day (please see the attachment below)

You may even like to make one of your own. Keep sending photos of your home learning, if your adult at home allows then I will share your home learning pictures on our class page.

Happy Monday

Miss H Paul

01/05/2020

 

Good morning Wonderful Woodpeckers,

 

Happy Friday! The end of another week and I hope you have all had a good week.

So many of you have been in contact with me this week and it is always a pleasure to hear how you have been spending your time and seeing the home learning you have completed.

Keep looking on our class page for new resources, don't forget you can always contact me via the class email or contact form, you can ask me questions or to share your work.

 

I am missing you all, stay well and safe.

Keep being kind, caring and amazing.

 

Miss H Paul

 

29/04/2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers,

 

I have an exciting competition for you to take part in. As a school we have been asked to design a banner to celebrate and say thank you to our NHS staff and other key workers.

You and design your banner and then ask your adult so submit a picture of your art work with your full name, age and school details to hello@fsedesign.co.uk .

Please see the PDF attachment below for your design sheet. Closing date is Friday 8th May

Hope we get a winner!

Stay well and happy designing.

Miss H Paul

27/04/2020

 

24/04/2020

 

Good afternoon Woodpeckers,

 

Another week of our home learning complete, and another week nearer to getting back to normal. I hope you have all been busy, I know I have, I can't believe it is Friday again. Thank you to all of you who have contacted me this week, it has been great to hear the stories of your home learning and Easter break.

Could you please ask your adult to complete this survey for Mrs Bone.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F7WJWJK

 

Keep being my wonderful woodpeckers.

Stay well,

 

Miss H Paul

20/04/2020

 

Good Afternoon Woodpeckers,

 

Welcome to term 5, the school year is whizzing around so quickly. I hope like me you managed to enjoy your Easter break and enjoy some family fun time and allowed time to let your brains switch off and rest for a little while. Now we must continue our learning from home so I will be adding some new resources and activities to help you continue building your brain power.

Don't forget you can always contact me via our class email address, it would be lovely to continue to see the lovely work you are producing at home.

 

Happy Monday!

 

Miss Paul

03/04/2020

 

Good Morning my wonderful woodpeckers,

 

Well we have come to the end of our second week of learning at home. I am sure for some of you it has been a struggle to want to do your learning from home, it is a struggle for me also. It can be so tempting to put work to one side and forget about it, but persevere we all must.

I have been impressed by hearing about what some of you have been up to over the last couple of weeks.

From Monday 6th April we are on our Easter break and will resume our learning on Monday 20th April.

I wish you all a very happy Easter, take this time to let your brain rest and to enjoy fun activities with your family. The weather looks set to be warm and sunny, so if you can try to get out in it, even if it is only for a short time.

Enjoy lots of chocolate,

 

Miss Paul

01/04/2020

 

Good morning Woodpeckers,

 

I hope you are having a good week? I have been joining in with the Joe Wicks daily PE sessions at 9am, the bunny hops followed by kangaroo jumps yesterday were exhausting!

 

I have been busy updating our class page. I have added sub sections to Maths and English, hopefully resources will be a little easier for you to find. I will be adding a recap folder also if you need to go over some previous learning.

 

Don't forget you can contact me on our class email address.

 

Have a lovely day, make time for some sunshine also.

 

Miss Paul

30/03/2020

 

Good Morning Wonderful Woodpeckers,

 

Week two of our home learning has begun. How are you all getting on? I am pleased with those of you who have been logging into Mathletics and completing the set tasks, well done!

Please continue to check out the class page, you will find more resources to help with your learning and to have some fun too. Don't forget you can contact me on the class email address also.

 

Have a good day,

 

Miss Paul

 

27/03/2020

 

Good Morning wonderful woodpeckers,

 

Day 5 of our home learning and I hope you are continuing to expand your brains with the activity packs. Don't forget to keep checking in with the class page for added things for you to do. I have added some Design and Technology ideas to keep you amused too.

Could you please ask your grown up to complete this survey from Mrs Bone.

 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KMDVDSG

 

Also if you or your younger siblings are feeling anxious about our current situation then this story can help.

https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html

 

Keep staying well and looking after everyone.

 

Miss Paul

25/03/2020

 

Hello Woodpeckers,

 

This has been a very strange few days. However,  I do hope you are enjoying some family time but also spending some of your time using your amazing brain power and completing some of your home learning. I have and will be updating our class page with more activities to keep your brains ticking over.

I am missing being with my wonderful woodpeckers.

Keep being amazing, kind and caring.

 

Miss Paul

Macmillan coffee afternoon this coming Friday 25th September - children can bring in a cake to eat and a £1.00 donation for this wonderful charity - thank you :)
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