Monday 1st June
Bore da pawb! Good morning Cedar, we hope you had a lovely half term week off and enjoyed the sunshine.
This week, your tasks are focused on you. You all have different hobbies and interests. Some of you will have done clubs and activities before lock down that you love and enjoy (gymnastics, football, singing etc). Some of you will now have new things that you have started during lock down that you enjoy (cooking, photography, reading, drawing, interest in nature etc). This week, can you create a mini project about your hobby? You can use paper and pens or record on Google slides.
Include writing, facts, pictures etc. Are there any famous people that enjoy your hobby, any videos explaining it, any interesting facts/recipes/pictures to draw etc? We'd love to see what you all enjoy doing.
Purple Mash and Mathletics have both been updated for you, and there are some English and Maths tasks below. Please feel free to pick and choose your activities, whatever works for you and your families.
We are missing you all. You are doing a great job during this tricky time. Continue to take care of yourselves and each other.
Monday 18th May
Bore da Cedar. We hope everyone is safe and well. One of this weeks topics is linked to Mrs Watkins message. On Thursday 21st May it is Outdoor Learning day. As a school we would have undertaken a variety of activities in Forest School and our other outdoor areas. If possible we would like you to have a go at an outdoor activity this week. There are a few links with lots of ideas of activities ti try. You might recognize Lucy who helps us with the litter picks and we worked with her at 14 Locks last Summer
There are lots of easy ideas for you to try
Make a face with twigs, leaves, grass , stones that you find in the garden.
Make a mini garden on an old tray or tin lid.
How many different shades of green can you find outside?
Make a bird feeder out of a plastic milk bottle.
Make a hanging plant pot out of a plastic bottle, yogurt pot.
Plant seeds in recycled plastic food containers eg tomato, grapes or mushroom containers.
If you dont have a packet of seeds, you could try apple pips.
Make a den for your toys or yourself.
Sketch some of the plants.
Make a list of the birds that you see.
This week we're also including two mini topics below. You can pick and choose what activities you would like to have a go at. As we have half term next week, we won't be setting any work for you to complete. However, if you want to have a go at one of the mini topics as you are interested in them or want to keep busy, please feel free. As always, these are all ideas of different activities you can try. If you have your own mini topics going on or you're busy doing other things like cooking, creating and being imaginative, that's fantastic too.
It’s National Smile Month so we’re focusing on teeth and making people smile.
Find out and label the different names our teeth have. How many do we have and is this number the same as when we’re 5 and 55?
Why is it important to keep our teeth clean?
What is inside a tooth?
Find out why our teeth are different to those of a dog, shark, cow etc
Can you create a poster to display to make people smile?
Jokes encourage people to smile and laugh. Can you tell your favourite joke to someone you live with? What’s their favourite joke?
Don’t forget to spread your smile to people you see when you go for your daily walks!
It was also meant to be our Sports Day this week. So we have some sporting activities planned.
Research your favourite sports person and find out about their life
If you do a sport outside of school, write an information booklet about it for others to read
Design your own sports day. What races would you have? They can be sensible or silly.
If you could enter a new race into our sports day, what would it be?
Create and take part in your own obstacle course with things around your house.
Can you draw a target and try to hit it? You could use rolled up socks, paper aeroplanes etc
Can you design a new sports kit/outfit or shoe. This could be for football, a gymnastics leotard, a golf shirt etc
Remember, Joe Wicks is on every morning to help keep us moving
As always, please get in touch if we can help in any way. Continue to stay safe and well
Monday 11th May
Bore da, good morning everyone. We hope you had a lovely time on VE Day, enjoying the celebration and eating lots of nice things.
This week the theme is Florence Nightingale. It’s her birthday Tuesday 12th May and it would have been her 200th birthday.
You can find out more information from the BBC here
And also here https://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk/resources/
Can you find out why she was called “the lady with the lamp”?
Research how different hospitals were 200 years ago to our hospitals now.
Design a new medal for our NHS nurses today to show how much we appreciate them.
Florence Nightingale is famous because she made a difference. Despite us still being in lockdown, can you try and do one thing a day to make a difference to your family, your community, people you see?
You could put a positive poster in your window, pick up some litter on your daily walk, do something helpful at home without being asked, send a friend or family member a message to cheer them up, smile at someone on your walk, make a card and send it to someone in a nursing home to let them know you’re thinking of them (see link below). These are a few ideas but you may have some of your own.
Junk model task- try and make a lamp/lantern out of recycling items at home. If you are stuck for an idea, try and remember the lanterns we made in Mandarin.
Do you remember the salmon lady who came to visit us last Summer? Well she enjoyed her visit so much and thought we were so enthusiastic that she has sent us some activities to try.
Please see email below from Collette at The Wye & Usk Foundation with some great new resources!
You were so fantastic when I visited that I thought you might like these activities
While schools are closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Foundation is hoping to help families by providing fun, active, creative and innovative learning opportunities to enable children to find out all about our amazing rivers and their wildlife.
Every week we’ll be posting a short interactive video featuring the Salmon Lady, her trusty friends Sioni and Sam and an activity sheet. Don’t worry grown-ups there are information and answer sheets for you, plus you don’t need any special kit or equipment! To see our first one about the water cycle just click on this link
If you have questions or your children come up with their own wonderful water jokes, do please pass them on to me
Also Mrs Watkins has asked us to write letters to the people who live in care homes as they are not allowed to have visitors at the moment. This will help to cheer them up. Our class and Maple have already made links with the older people and they love the contact they have made with us. You can write your letter and put it on the website or google classroom or email it to the lady below. Here's the email of the lady who is in charge of the project. If you would like to write a letter on paper, she will let you know how to send it
What a lovely idea to cheer someone up!
Mathletics, purple mash and google classroom are all updated regularly for you to access a range of activities and ideas.
Please email us using our addresses (see previous post below) if we can help in any way.
Please continue to look after each other and take care You’re doing a great job!
Monday 4th May
Bore da, good morning Cedar class.
We hope you are all ok and had a good weekend, despite the lack of sunshine.
You will be pleased to know that Friday is a Bank Holiday this week, so no work
The reason for the bank holiday changing from Monday to Friday this year is to remember and acknowledge VE day.
This year marks 75 years since VE Day (Victory in Europe) in 1945.
This is a very important date in our history, so this is our topic of learning for this week.
Here's ‘We’ll Meet Again’ which was a very famous song from the time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY
There are a variety of VE day resources in the Home Learning section of the website and in Purple Mash. Be creative and have fun! As usual We would love to see what you have been doing..
Lots more resources can be found on Google classroom. If you have problems accessing classroom, please email us using our addresses mentioned last week (see post below).
Mathletics, purple mash and google classroom are all updated regularly for you to access a range of ideas.
As always, take care
Monday 27th April
Bore da! Good morning Cedar class.
We hope you all had a lovely weekend and you enjoyed watching us all do the bucket challenge on the Millbrook Family Room Facebook page! If you want to take part, we would love to see your videos and see your smiling faces. Well done to those of you that have already had a go.
As usual, there will be suggested tasks below, there are also tasks set up on Google classroom and Purple Mash, along with updated activities on Mathletics for you to try.
A huge well done to those of you that are having a go at the different activities. Also, thank you for messages that some of you have sent on purple mash and google classroom. It has been lovely hearing from you. It was nice to catch up with your families on the phone. If you would prefer to contact us by email, here are our addresses
Keep up the good work, you are doing an amazing job!!
So, this week...
You can do a fact file about it, draw pictures, explain how to look after it, find out about different varieties of your pet etc.
* Junk model challenge this week*
Try and create a game or board game for you and your family to play. Be inventive and creative with recycling items around the house. You could make a card game, a game like snakes and ladders, a maze or a game with challenge cards that you have to pick up if you land on a certain square. Have fun!
As it is Captain Tom’s 100 birthday this week, you could make a card for him and display it in your window or go on the website and send it to him digitally or even post it to him.
Your weekly English and Maths links are also below.
Please continue to take care and stay safe
Monday 20th April
Bore da Cedar! Welcome back.
We hope you all had a lovely Easter in the sunshine and didn't eat too much chocolate!
Here's some tasks for this week. Mathletics is also updated and purple mash activities are set.
The tasks and information powerpoints are also on Google Classroom.
Don't forget, you can get in touch and send messages on Google classroom too. We'd love to hear from you!
Last week was the anniversary of the first human in space - Yuri Gagarin, so we have some space themed tasks this week!
Alternatively, it is the Queen's birthday tomorrow (21st April) so you could pick a task from those below...
Don't forget the weekly English and Maths task below...
Please feel free to visit Miss Harris and Mrs Passmore on our Millbrook Family Room Facebook page to say hi and keep in touch.
Continue to stay safe and look after one another
Cyber Safety at Home
CEOP have created #OnlineSafetyAtHome activities which can be downloaded free from the ThinkUKnow website at:
The ThinkUKnow website has a range of cartoons, interactive films, and even an online safety game called Band Runner which can be played at:
Police Puzzles, Word Searches and Colouring-in…
Gwent Police have also released a Stay-at-home Heroes Activity Pack, with colouring-in activities, word searches and Sudoku puzzles which can also be downloaded from:
Monday 30th March
Good morning / Bore da bawb!
We hope you are all taking care and looking after each other.
Here are the tasks for this week.
* Create a 'fake' newspaper report ready for April Fools Day.
* Learn about / research why the clocks changed yesterday
* Create a Spring nature picture using only items from your garden or gathered during your daily walk. Use the floor/ground as your "paper". Take a photo of your picture and send it to us.
* Junk model task 2- use any recycling items to design and make a jigsaw. Draw a picture on it, then divide it into squares and cut out. Make smaller squares for a harder puzzle. Challenge members of your family to have a go!
* Time task- research and make your own sundial. You can use, paper, stones and even a person!
Mathletics is updating twice a week with activities and purple mash also has some tasks set.
Look after yourselves
Weekly English and Maths tasks are below:
Monday 23rd March
Good morning Cedar class!
Google Classroom has just been updated with activities/tasks for this week.
You can message on there if you have any problems.
Look at the Last Supper
I will try and put a link on here this morning for your English task this week. Done - > http://www.pobble365.com/toby/
Mathletics will be updated after the Joe Wicks session :) Done
As well as this, we have daily Maths and English activities for you to complete. Click on the links below:
Also, feel free to use the google addresses below for extra resources:
Mrs George and Mrs Pike
Friday 20th March
Just a quick note to let you know we will be updating the class page every Monday to add new activities/tasks for the week for you.
Google Classroom will also be updated the beginning of each week. (I will put a help guide up on Monday for you to be able to access this).
Mathletics tasks will be set every Monday and Thursday with something new for the children to try.
We hope you are all keeping safe and looking after yourselves,
Mrs George and Mrs Pike
In the event of school closure, please feel free to use the pack sent home with information and log in details to useful learning sites.
Mathletics tasks will be updated weekly and there will be a variety of activities available on Google Classroom.
Suggestions for the "Famous people" project:
Or research / produce anything linked to "Time"
Welcome to Cedar Class
Croeso dosbarth Cedar
Don't forget parents evening Monday 16th March and Tuesday 17th March.
Mrs Pike and Mrs George are looking forward to showing you books and discussing the great things we've done so far. **Postponed until further notice **