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Wednesday 3rd to 10th June

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A new half term and the last one of this academic year!

That seems very strange to say as I'm sitting in my rearranged classroom looking forward to seeing some of our back in school Y6s tomorrow whilst so many of you continue to learn from home. We don't know what is going to happen over the next few weeks but, as things change, it's important that we keep safe, do what we can to protect each other and look forward to the days when we can be back together again properly.

Hopefully you've read your letters from your year group teams by now and know how much we are missing you all. If yours went astray in the post, copies are available in the letters section of the website.

Home learning is going to be slightly different going forward. Instead of posting ready for Monday mornings, new learning will be posted here every Wednesday afternoon as our staff are back in class with greater numbers of children. For Y6, activities will be aimed at supporting their transition to secondary school; some of these activities are lovely no matter which year group you're looking forward to in September though so feel free to have a peep! 

 Please continue with regular reading, maths ( see the Maths at home page) and writing activities (Pobble) using the links to the right. 

The links to this week's learning projects are below.

If your child (or you!) fancies something different, there are links to some outdoor art activities at the bottom of the page.

The links below will take you to the new Robin Hood MAT family learning projects although previous ones remain available. This week's learning links to Around The World

 EYFS          Y1/2          Y3/4     Y5/6

Year 6 Transition - Week 1 Activities


Feedback from teachers, the children in school and a number of you at home continues to be generally positive about both BBC Bitesize Daily lessons and the Oak National Academy online resources. 

 BBC Bitesize daily lessons

Oak National Online Academy

 The former seems to work better as a resource to dip into whilst the second offers a more structured 'timetabled' approach with daily English and Maths (which could be used to supplement White Rose Maths) and weekly History (called Humanities on the website), Art, Music and Spanish lessons. 

Having looked in some detail at the Oak National Online resources, our suggestion would be that you don't be overly influenced by the year groups and instead choose an area that interests your child or you as a family. For example, there's a great topic on the Shang Dynasty (something we don't cover in school) that's aimed at Y2 but would be of interest to many children.

The Oak National Online Academy has been heavily funded by the Government and well-supported by technical specialists allowing them to share such high quality resources; the teachers involved, though, have given their time voluntarily and we'd like to say how much it is appreciated.


 Outdoor Art

Some lovely ideas shared by Adele Darlington.

Cloud and Sky                Shadows                Take One Leaf



If you'd like to try some different Learning at Home this link has some great Scratch ideas that will enable you to refresh your skills and learn some new programming techniques.



Try Drawing with Rob Biddulph - lots of easy step-by-step guides.



Try some recipes from Kidadl - maybe you'll discover a new family favourite!