Class 3 Summer Term Learning Menu

Summer 2, Letter to Parents

Dear year 5/6 Parents and Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you well after what has been a quite extraordinary period of time? Clearly, we have a way to go yet before all pupils can resume school life altogether, so until then, I have prepared a second menu of activities to keep you occupied and inspired while you are still at home. Again, there is no expectation on how much of the work you should expect your child to complete and there is no set order in which it needs to be done-it hopefully serves as a menu of ideas that the children can pick and choose from, depending on what inspires them and what sparks their interest.

To accompany some of the activities, I have included a maths and science resources folder which has worksheets and answers to provide more ordered activities for these two subjects. This is a change from the first menu but hopefully aimed at those of you who need a bit more structure. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance with any of this work. If your child struggles, if you need any further support, advice or help with anything on the menu, please send me an email at dkilpin@calstock.cornwall.sch.uk

I have really enjoyed connecting with you all via Zoom and will be continuing to do so  but do note that Zoom meetings will not be happening in the first week back and we are looking at changes to the format. Look out for details on this in the near future.

Class calls will continue but it may be that Mrs Yates will call you instead as I will be back in school every day so will have less time to do so. If you do want to chat to me, give me a call at school after 3pm-it would be great to hear from you.

I have loved receiving photos and pieces of work from many of you and please continue to send me things via email. We will make sure we showcase all your great work on the website in the ‘What we’ve been doing’ tab. Look out for your creations.

Please do not feel overwhelmed by websites and online resources and continue to enjoy the time at home as best you can. Enjoying the great outdoors and making the most of the warmer weather is so important and vital for well being. Regular reading remains essential and practising spellings and times tables will help immensely when your child does come back to school. The most important thing is to remain as calm and happy as possible, enjoy your time at home together and prioritise your mental health.

 

I wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Stay well.

 

Mrs Kilpin  

Summer 2, Home Learning Menu

Please use this link to access the resources to go with our home learning menu:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uf8G0ceit6lEyz4pGSxd0yRDQT6SUj0W?usp=sharing 

File icon: pdf 1.6.2020 Home Learning Menu Class 3 [pdf 589KB] Click to download

Home Learning Menu Update, Week 6

Please open the PDF below for the full document.

File icon: pdf Menu Update week beginning 18th [pdf 505KB] Click to download

Week 5 Update

Please click on the link below to see the whole update.

File icon: pdf Class 3 Week 5 update [pdf 213KB] Click to download

Week 4 Update

File icon: pdf Menu Update week beginning 4th [pdf 211KB] Click to download

Menu Update week beginning 04/05/20

 

Hi Year 5 and 6!

I hope you are all well and still missing me lots! It was great to ‘see’ some of you on our ZOOM classroom session last Friday! You were all looking great!!

Here are a few more ideas to keep you all inspired. Please don’t forget – feel free to email me something if you like, or if you have a question or even if you’re just stuck for something to do! My email address is dkilpin@calstock.cornwall.sch.uk  

Keep checking the new feature on the website called ‘What we’ve been doing’ where I put up some of the brilliant projects and pieces of work that some of you have already shared with me-I try and keep it updated as new things come in.

Anyway, here are some more ideas for your learning:

English: Try composing a short piece of writing focusing on what you are missing due to lockdown. I want you to be honest and don’t worry if you’re not missing me or school-I’ll understand! Also, feature some ideas on what you are learning about yourself during this strange time. How you are coping might give others ideas to help them! If you can access Twitter, Kate Clanchy has some examples of children’s work to inspire you!

Maths: Don’t forget Problem of The Day on the website and Corbett Maths 5 a day Primary-challenge yourself with the Platinum level! Hope Class 3 didn’t let me down after the challenge against Class 2 last week?

 

Check out BBC Bitesize daily if you haven’t already.

 Here is a link to singing with melody and pitch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z44x6v4 if you’re feeling musical!

If you would rather revise factors in maths try this link:     https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfchpg8 

Science: There are so many beautiful plants and flowers appearing in the gardens and hedgerows at the moment. See if you can draw some, identify the species and write a fact file about the flowers you discover.

Missing you all still – look forward to catching up. Drop me an email if you want to make contact! It’s always great to hear from you.

Mrs Kilpin

 

Week 3 Update

File icon: pdf Class 3 Menu Update Week 3 [pdf 198KB] Click to download

Menu Update week beginning 27/04/20

 

Hi Year 5 and 6!

I hope you are all well and missing me lots! I am certainly missing you and will be giving you all a call sometime this week to have a chat and find out what you’ve all been up to!

Here are a few more ideas to keep you all inspired. Please don’t forget – feel free to email me something if you like, or if you have a question or even if you’re just stuck for something to do! My email address is dkilpin@calstock.cornwall.sch.uk  

We have a new feature on the website called ‘What we’ve been doing’ where I have put up some of the brilliant projects and pieces of work that some of you have already shared with me-go and take a look!

Anyway, here are some more ideas for your learning:

English: Try writing a character description of Boudica the Celtic Queen. Collate a word bank relating to the image of Boudica. Find three synonyms for each of the words you collect. Now you have a bank of words, write a short description about the warrior Queen!

Maths: Don’t forget Problem of The Day on the website and Corbett Maths 5 a day Primary-challenge yourself with the Platinum level!

We have a TT Rockstars battle with class 2 this week too.

Check out BBC Bitesize daily. There are a variety of lessons on different subjects every day. Sir David Attenborough, naturalist and historian, is hosting live-streamed classes which are bound to be brilliant!

 

Music: Write your own Lockdown rap!

Think about all the different things you have been doing since you have been at home and compose a rap. Here are a few lines to get you going….

In my house every night, things are gonna be alright-I’m in lockdown

Playing fortnite every day, hope this virus goes away-I’m in lockdown

Lying out in the sun, Kilpin’s work must be done-I’m in lockdown

 

Missing you all – look forward to catching up. Drop me an email if you can find a spare moment! I love to hear from you.

Mrs Kilpin

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
 
I hope you are all in good health and have enjoyed the sunny weather over the Easter weekend. I have been really pleased to receive emails from some of you, keeping me up to date with all the great things you've been getting up to-please keep these coming!
 
On this page you will find our menu of activities for the next term. Our topic question is 'What makes Cornwall Special?' and to make it different from last year, I thought it would be good to focus on the history side and take a look at Celtic Cornwall. As I hope you will see from the menu, the topic gives lots of opportunities for interesting research and creative activities and ideas are organised into subject areas. Where appropriate, I have tried to include web links to provide information and guidance but more importantly, inspiration. Ideally, the children can pick and choose elements that appeal to them and be led by their own interests.  If they can continue to practise times tables and read every day, this will keep things ticking over! Home learning should always be fun; if anything becomes too tricky, move on to something else. 
 
Please keep in touch through email: dkilpin@calstock.cornwall.sch.uk and I will give you all a call in the next week or so.
Stay safe and enjoy spending time at home with your family.
 
Donna Kilpin
 

 

 

N.B. To use any links, please open the PDF below.

Learning Menu

File icon: pdf Calstock Year 5 and 6 Topic Menu - Summer 1 [pdf 677KB] Click to download