Together, we can change the world

We know that the last few weeks have been strange for everyone.

We are missing you all, so wanted to share some familiar faces with a familiar song for you to enjoy.

In the video, you may also recognise some artwork created by our children. We thought this needed sharing too. 

Thank you to our wonderful staff for getting behind the camera. I can tell you personally, it is not something we all found very natural! A big thank you too to Mrs Walker for putting this together. 

Team Sleights

Thursday’s Learning Suggestion – Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder

Good Morning everybody,
 
The beautiful sunshine has been smiling at us this week, and after spending lots of time outdoors, I thought you might like to create a bird feeder. This will give you something wonderful to watch, as you look out of your window, or eat your lunch in the garden.
 
This bird feeder is very simple to create, and requires few materials. It also allows us to do some recycling: using any plastic bottles that are around the home. 
 
 
Here is the link to the video, which explains how to make the feeder, and exactly what you need. 
 
I have also included a written document, as you may find this easier to follow. 
 
 
Send us pictures of your bird feeders, and see if you can capture any birds in action. 
 
Have a wonderful day,
 
See you at story time ๐Ÿ˜„ 
 
Mrs Taylor 

Who’s Poo? A Suggestion for Learning. Monday 25th of May

The weather is looking fine and many of you will be out in the garden. You may be able to see signs of wildlife where you live. One clue that something is living nearby is that itt might leave poo.All animals need food and water. All animals move and breathe. All animals excrete. That’s a cool science word for poo and wee.

Take a look at these fantastic links and take a closer look at poo. We can learn so much.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/big-wild-sleepout/whose-poo/

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife/how-identify/identify-poo

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/the-lets-go-club-whose-poo-is-this?collection=the-lets-go-club-animal-fun
And a few you will not find in your back garden.

If you are interested then think about the language used to group and classify animals.
Can you find out what each of these words mean?
Omnivore
Herbivore
Carnivore
On the Plop Trump cards there is are symbols in the top corner( a leaf and a steak)
What do they mean?

Find out about the diet of an animal that interests you. The Dung Beetle really fascinates me.

Keep your eyes open for any evidence of wildlife when you are out and about.
Look. Don’t touch

Use your phonics to read the Plop Trump cards.
The photos are not to scale-look carefully at measurements. I suggest that you look at a ruler to check just how big the elephant poo is!

Happy Learning

It’s Friday – Hurray! 22nd May

Good morning Learners and families.

Yesterday was another sunny day, lets hope it lasts!

I can’t believe it’s Friday already!

Today, on Tapestry, I have set an extra fun task – seeing as its Friday – Pass The Water!

Also, in Maths there are some Key Skills to do today, just like we do in class.

In English, if you would like to, have a go at writing a poem about a flower today! See Mrs Browns example to help!

Also, in Art have a go at drawing or painting a flower of your choice – I have added some pictures from my daily walk yesterday!

Its Read-a-Book Friday again – so grab a book or go on Oxford Owl – make sure you keep up with your fantastic reading – it’s sooo important!

Enjoy the warm weather and the Bank Holiday Weekend – as much as you can!

Stay Safe and keep smiling ๐Ÿ™‚

Best wishes as always,

Mrs Brown

 

Good Morning Adventurers – Happy Friday!

It’s not such a nice day but I think the gardens will welcome the rain!

We’ve had a lovely week exploring colour in different ways, through our writing and art work and I can’t wait to see your colourful picture galleries.

As it’s Friday and half term next week I’ve changed today’s learning a little bit.

English – read the beginning of the story ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt and then answer some reading comprehension questions. I’ve shared the rest of the story with you.

Maths – answer questions on doubling and halving then make a Snakes and Ladder game.

Art – create some colourful flower art.

Enjoy your day and I hope you have a lovely half term holiday.

Mrs Roe

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning Discoverers, 

In English today, you are going to be decorating your poems. You might already know, that poems can be written in whatever style the writer chooses. Sometimes poems are written in a shape, some words may be bigger than others, and some words are even written with pictures beside them.

Today, it is your chance to get creative. You may choose to rewrite your poem, in a completely different shape or style, or you may wish to keep the same writing as yesterday, and add pictures/ detail to make it appealing to the reader. 

There are no rules, so be as adventurous as you like, and have fun ๐Ÿ˜€

 

In maths today, you are finding fractions of amounts. You may remember learning this skills last week, using small amounts, so today I have given you larger ones, for an added challenge. 

Remember, to find a fraction of an amount, simply divide the amount by the denominator. 

For your French task today, it would be great if you could challenge yourself to a quiz.

You will need to write down the 12 months of the year in English, and next to each of them, in French. Then, give this to a family member and ask them to test you on all twelve months. 

See how many you can get correct, and determine if your posters have helped you to learn them ๐Ÿ˜€ Good luck!

Enjoy your Friday, and have a wonderful weekend and half term ๐Ÿ˜€

Mrs Taylor 

A Little Friend Came To Visit. Can You Help Him?

A little friend arrived on my kitchen table today and he whispered to me,” I am lost. Can you help me?”
I asked him to tell me about himself and he told me that his name was Mr Puffin. He was migrating and needed to stop for a little rest. He knew that all the children in Pioneer Class were very kind and looked after birds. Some sparrows,a pigeon and a seagull had told him that they often stop off at Sleights C of E School to pick up some snacks. His bird friends had eaten from our bird feeders.
Mr Puffin needs some help to get to his next destination.
Take a look on Google Earth and look for Shetland.
That is where Mr Puffin is going. They have lots of sand eels there and he likes to eat them.
He said,”Thank you Pioneers for being kind and leaving out food for birds. Every little act of kindness will cheer someones day. It doesn’t matter how small you are,you can make a difference.”Pop over to Tapestry to meet him.

Maps are wonderful.
Mr Puffin could use a map to work out where he is and where he is going.
Take a look at these maps.
Can you find Scotland,England,Ireland and Wales?
Can you find Whitby and North Yorkshire?
Mr Puffin wants to fly to Shetland. Shetland is a collection of islands way up north.
The map puts Shetland in a box because it is so far away. It is not really in a box!
Puffins spent part of their year there.
You could talk abut how far the puffin must travel and discuss kilometres.
Put the route into Google Maps and take a look at how to travel to the island of Unst where he lives.
Happy Learning

https://www.shetlandwebcams.com/cliff-cam-3/

Now this one is really tricky and will need a bit of work.

Take a look at Geraldine Giraffe for support with sh.

Take your time and look at all the features of this nonfiction text.

Read together and enjoy.

Friday 21st May 2020

Good Morning Leaders.

Another beautiful day! Can you believe itโ€™s half term already? Iโ€™m not sure where the weeks have gone but it does mean that you can either have a week doing activities with your families or you might like to try one of the activities that will be posted over the course of the week.

If youโ€™ve ever wondered what something is on your daily exercise, now is the time to find out. Have a look at the WWF BioBlitz activity and you can download a spotter app for free.

Happy spotting!

English

Writing a letter to your children or grandchildren.

We often hear older people say โ€˜when I was a childโ€ฆโ€™

Today, Iโ€™d like you to imagine you are that person and write a letter to your next generation. You might want to start your letter with that phrase.

Maths

Percentage Puzzles

Today itโ€™s time for you to put your fractions and percentages together to have a go at writing some riddles.

Mug Cake โ€“ D&T/Science

As itโ€™s Friday I thought it might be nice to have a treat. Make this delicious chocolate mug cake and learn about the science of Microwaves ovens. Experiment with the other ingredients to customize your mug cake. What will you add to give it a whole new flavour?! 

https://www.kiwico.com/diy/Science-Projects-for-Kids/3/project/Magic-Mug-Cake/3025

Thursday’s News – 21st May

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all ok and that you all enjoyed the sunshine yesterday!

Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows – (more details on Tapestry)

In Maths, we are looking a different ways to shade a shape using a certain fraction.

In English (I’m quite excited about this) we are going to have a go writing our own poem. This can be about whatever you choose. See Mrs Brown’s poem about Tractors.

In Phonics there is a consonant cluster challenge – our favourite!

In History, we have enjoyed learning about Queen Victoria so much in class, i thought I’d introduce you to Queen Elizabeth 1.

Have a good day whatever you do and keep me posted as always on Tapestry!

Keep smiling ๐Ÿ™‚

Mrs Brown

 

Good Morning Adventurers – another beautiful day!

I hope you all managed to enjoy the sunshine yesterday, it certainly helps to put a smile on our faces!

I had a lovely walk on the beach last night and couldn’t resist a peek in the rock pools. I didn’t see any crabs but found a star fish. I was really excited!

I’m really excited about our learning today and hope you are too!

I can’t wait to see and hear your poems and have a look at your wonderful art work.

Here’s today’s activities, if you wish to try them (All information on Tapestry)

Handwriting – practise the letter ‘Ww’.

English – finish writing your poetry booklet and please share it with me.

Maths – key skills for Year 2 and Year 3 then try adding fractions. Can you solve the Rubik’s Cube challenge?

Art – use colour and pattern to bring your pictures alive!

Don’t forget it’s French Thursday!

Enjoy your day.

Mrs Roe

Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning Discoverers,

I hope you slept well, after a beautiful, sunny day yesterday. 

Today in English, you are going to continue writing poetry, but this time you will be using a different poem to help you. The poem is called: Three Mice, by Charlotte Druitt Cole. 

This poem is a little longer than yesterdays’ but,  each pair of lines does end in rhyming words. 

You can choose to change only a few words of the poem, or you might like to rewrite it all. You could even change the animal within the poem, like I saw that some of you did yesterday. 

Enjoy getting creative.

Today in maths, you are going to be focusing on taking fractions away from whole numbers.

When you do this, you need to remember that the whole number, is simply the complete amount of parts that are available. For example: 1 – 1/3, the 1 represents 3/3 as this is equal to one whole. So you would simply complete 3/3 – 1/3 and your answer would be 2/3. 

Have a go, and use my examples to help. 

 

Today in French, you are going to be creating your poster, which displays the months July – December in French. 

Yesterday, you decided to either create a poster which would have space to include all twelve months, or create two separate posters, with six months on each. 

Remember to include a picture for each month, which can help you to quickly identify the month you have written.

 

Have a great day Discoverers, and I hope you manage to get outside and enjoy the sun before it hides for a few days,

Mrs Taylor