Well, can you believe that’s another week over and some of you have been learning from home now for an incredible 13 weeks! As always, we are grateful for your messages and your pictures- they really do brighten up the week and make us smile.
We hope you have enjoyed the home learning tasks we set for you this week. In school, we are following the same lessons. In English, we have enjoyed researching all about the life of tigers and meerkats to write our reports. We have also been learning all about fractions and during our topic lessons, we have been sketching local landmarks, practising the skills we learned last week. During outdoor learning, we have used sticks to recreate The Angel of the North and during computing, we created our own rock band using Scratch.
Although the weather has been a bit temperamental, it is wonderful to see you are still getting out for exercise. We have seen some lovely photographs of you walking along the beach and running daily miles. We have also read some amazing reports about your favourite animals. Some of you have spent a long time researching interesting facts and we’ve even learned a thing or two. Did you know that a sloth can sleep for up to 18 hours a day, a tiger has webbed toes which help it to swim and a panda cub is born blind and hairless? We have seen some amazing shadow art and one of you decided to decorate your Hansel and Gretal poem using natural resources. A popular subject at home seems to be DT and once again we have delicious looking pictures of baking and cooking, including apple crumble, risotto and pizzas, yummy! Some of you have been experimenting in Science, using telescopes to investigate and it is wonderful to see more gardening posts.
These pictures inspire your teachers every week. Mrs Batey has been planting her own vegetables. She’s really proud of her tomatoes, carrots and beetroot. Mrs Morris has been developing her baking skills and this week managed a tasty red velvet cake. Miss Ledger has been getting out for super long bike rides and discovering more of the North East.
It has been a really strange 13 weeks without seeing you all. As more of you return next week, we are excited to hear about your adventures at home. For those of you continuing to work from home, we hope you enjoy the new tasks we set. In the meantime, you should all know we are incredibly proud of you and your positive attitudes during these times.