As you all know, at Newdale we follow the BeSMART code. Well now, we have a BeSMART song that Miss Jones has kindly written for us! All of the children have been introduced to the lyrics to our very own song in assembly today and loved it!
Over your half-term break, please practise our lyrics and enjoy a sing song at home. You can impress your classes with how much you know when you return.
The song is sung in the tune to Shotgun, by George Ezra. Please find below the lyrics and the link to a karaoke backing track.
Get singing Newdale! 🎵
Following the sad announcement of the passing of Prince Philip earlier today, attached is a short resource you may wish to use or share with your children and families. The resources attached provides information to help inform and guide conversations with children about the life and experiences of Prince Philip.
We hope this is of use at this time.
Here are our superstar performers! What a routine! :) Proud of them all!
Year 6 researched how the USA and UK celebrate Harvest. We researched the Harvest Festival in the UK and Thanksgiving in the US. We also drew pumpkins using oil pastel. The pumpkin is the symbol which represents harvest.
We discussed how the Harvest Festival of Thanksgiving is a celebration of the harvest and food grown on the land. It is about giving thanks for a successful crop yield over the year as winter starts to approach. The festival is also about giving thanks for all the good and positive things in our lives such as family and friendships.
As you know, we are having a topic focus each week. This week is Design and Technology week. I know that we are lucky enough to have lots of budding engineers, mathematicians, designers and inventors at Newdale, so I am really exciting to see some of the projects that you get up to this week! Please make sure that you share all of your super efforts on the homework blogs! 🙂 Have fun! 🙂
Well Done to:
KYRON – You are Mrs Trevor’s Star of the Week – Mrs Trevor is impressed with your home learning and how independent you have become with your school work at home! Well done and keep up the good work! Proud of you :)
EMI-MAI- You are Mrs Pablos and Mrs McLaughlin’s Star of the Week- Mrs Trevor has been telling us all about your reading comprehensions and your improved growth mindset towards your learning! Well done and keep it up! We are proud of you :)
To everyone else in year 3 – keep working hard as you are doing brilliantly! Don’t forget to practise your spellings, go on TTRS and make sure you are reading daily. WE would love to hear from you so please keep posting blogs or emailing Mrs Trevor/Mrs Thomas on purple mash or Mrs Trevor via email@example.com
The Year 2/3’s in hub 1 have worked extremely hard all week. You are ALL stars!
Daily literacy, maths, spellings, guided reading, TTRS and a trip to Base Camp. We have also loved exploring nature, making music, building dens, natural artwork, creating the human skeletal system using sticks, leaves and stones, outdoor games and dancing. So as a treat we made popcorn boxes and enjoyed eating popcorn and a Friday film- James and the Giant Peach.
Hello to all our home learners…
I know that lots of you are enjoying your home learning tasks from your teachers. One of the most important things that you can do each day, is to read something! Every subject in school requires you to read; and just about everything you do outside of school requires some kind of reading too… consider what reading you might need to do when you go shopping, or when you go to to park, or plan a holiday for example… what other examples can you come up with?
For pupils in key stage 2 / year 2
If you are lucky enough to have books at home, then why not create book reviews to encourage your class mates to read them too? Show us what you have been reading and recommend on your blog pages.
Remember that with your Purple Mash login you can search the pages for activities – there are some really good books (in serial mash) if you haven’t already been reading some. Let your teachers know if you would like further access to reading online. They can set you some stories to read, or give you further library logins.
Did any of you read Luke Temple’s book that he kindly gave to us as a pdf? I have re-attached it below with a couple of other links you might like…
For pupils in key stage 1 and EYFS
You all have logins for Purple Mash and see below for a reminder about Oxford Owl should you need it:
Oxford Owl is a free to use, online bank of resources. The website address is www.oxfordowl.co.uk Parents can make their own accounts on this website to access e-books, phonics, reading and maths activities. There is also lots of advice on this website regarding how to support your child’s learning at home.
On the ‘Free e-book library’, you can select books that match the coloured book banded books that your child brings home each day. You can also organise the books according to the phonics level that your child is reading at (this will be between phase 2 and phase 3 for EYFS and phase 5 for most Year 1 pupils).
Many of the books have an audio feature, so that your child can listen to the story whilst also reading it themselves. Most of the e-books within this section of the website also have comprehension activities that your child can complete after reading the book.
And don’t forget there are also some useful websites where you can practise your phonics to then apply in your reading books. See the links below.
Happy reading everyone,
Mrs. Thomas 😊