Firstly I would like to thank you for your lovely messages to myself, Mr Osmond and the teachers via the class and admin email account. We have really enjoyed seeing what you have been up to at home. It really brightens up our days and I personally get very excited when i receive an example of my weekly challenge in the adminoffice email account! It the equivalent of your lovely smiles we see when we are waiting outside in the morning when school is open! :-)
I have been trying to find something to do when I am not working to fill my time at home and also something to give my brain a rest from thinking!!! I recently have found such a thing! It is painting by numbers!
Below you will see my progress so far after about 12 hours of painting! I wondering if you can guess what the final picture will be when i finish it?
However, this painting gave me an idea!
I want to create a gallery in school of "LOCK DOWN ART WORK." This would a celebration of all of our creativity and artistic skills and also a wonderful way to celebrate how wonderful you all have been during this rather strange time of staying at home.
So, THIS WEEK'S 1st CHALLENGE IS:
To create a piece of ARTWORK. You can paint, draw, collage, use natural objects, sculpt or mould (clay or salt dough) or even colour in a lovely picture. It does not matter as long as you enjoy creating it. The artwork can be big small any size or shape you wish and it can be of whatever you want. It could be of something you are doing now, something you will do when we are back to normal, something you miss, your favourite animal, a thank you to key workers, a picture of a friend, it could even be a new animal etc etc etc the only limit to what it can be is your imagination.
All I ask is that once you create your piece of ARTWORK please:
1. Write COVID-19 LOCKDOWN on the front somewhere and also your NAME!
2. Send me a photo of the piece of ARTWORK to firstname.lastname@example.org (for a temporary virtual gallery)
3. Put it somewhere really safe so you can bring it to school once it has opened so I can display them in the HALL and in the CORRIDORS as a celebration of this strange time - a proper real life gallery.
I am really looking forward to seeing what you create!
So not to add to the pressure, this week's 2nd Challenge is also simple please can you send another message, drawing or letter to your nominated care home.
The residents are so pleased to receive your messages and it is such a great way to MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE to GOD's WORLD.
Below are the nominated care homes for the different year groups:
YEAR R and 5 LINKED CARE HOME
YEAR 1 and 6 LINKED CARE HOME
The Andover Nursing Home
YEAR 2 and 4 LINKED CARE HOME
Harrier Grange Care Home
Hawker Siddeley Way
YEAR 3 LINKED CARE HOME
Millway House Nursing Home
A LITTLE EXTRA BONUS THIS WEEK:
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AND HEAR ME READ ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS :-)
INTERESTING LEARNING ACTIVITIES
The newly-expanded Bitesize website will offer daily lessons in all core subjects, tailored for every age group from Year 1 to Year 10. The lessons will draw on the best of our existing BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach content, with activities and input from the broader education sector who have generously thrown their weight behind our work.
The Bitesize website will offer a newly-created maths and English lesson for each year group every day, as well as a lesson in another curriculum topic.
Bitesize Daily programmes - 20 minute shows each designed to target a specific age group - will be available on any TV via the Red Button and online, on any device, on BBC iPlayer.
The lessons have been designed in consultation with teachers and education experts and will be presented by teachers, experts and by well-known BBC faces, including Karim Zeroual and Katie Thistleton. There will be some subject-specialist presenters too, for example, Bobby Seagull and Rachel Riley for maths, and Matt Barton for English.
We are also offering a weekly, age-appropriate 'Book Club' for young learners where books will be read by many famous people. In week one alone we have Strictly stars Oti Mabuse and Diane Buswell, comedian Russell Kane and England rugby player, Maro Itoje.
Below is a copy of the daily lessons and also the link to the web page I found the above information and the link to BBC Bite size website.
Please remember these is no pressure for your children to carryout the home learning, and these online BBC BITE SIZE lessons are there to compliment the Home Learning from your class teacher and the other resources we have on our webpage.
Please pick and choose what works for your child and share their achievements with us and also if get stuck, over-whlemed but all the choices or confused by any of it please do contact your class teacher for some support with Home Learning. Also please do remember to look at the WELL BEING activities on our webpage as this is so important at this time for you and your children.