No Home Learning or stories for the coming week – as it’s half term! Hope you have some lovely things planned – the weather certainly looks like it’s going to give us plenty of sunshine!
I’ve attached a couple of documents below, in case you’re looking for some ideas to keep you busy! One is an idea for creating a family music festival and the other has been created by the National Trust: 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ (Not my creations, just ‘acquired’!).
Please do keep in touch, it’s great to hear from you all and so lovely to see all your wonderful photos! (The photo here is what happens when you make cheese scones, but don't have a round scone cutter!!!)
Have a great half term!
Stay safe and keep huggling!
Hi! Please find attached below, the resources for Cardinham's Maths this week. (Worksheets and answer sheets)
The learning videos are still accessed through the White Rose Home Learning website, as are the Friday challenges.
Have a great week!
Hello everyone! I hope that you have all had a good week and are managing to keep your spirits up during these challenging times.
You should be receiving emails both from Adrian Massey (our CEO) and also from our Head, Mrs Waring, keeping you informed as things progress - please can you let us know if you are not receiving these for some reason.
This week, for Cardinham, marks the first week where we are paying for the White Rose Maths subscription. Please see separate blog below to find these resources, as I thought it might get a bit crowded on this one! The videos and Friday challenges can still be accessed through the White Rose Home Learning website.
Please find attached, week 2 of our 'Faith at Home' learning. This week's focus is 'Courage'. Preparing these, I felt quite uplifted, but also quite emotional - many things seem to trigger our emotions at the moment, don't they? Please email us your photos around this work on courage and also do please help to keep everyone's spirits up by sending in your photos on Facebook - they really do make people smile!
Don't forget to email me or send me a message on Classlist, with any questions you may have - I'm here to help!
Keep in touch, stay safe and remember - lots of huggles!
As this week should have been SATs week for Year 6, here are some 'Silly SATs' for you to have a go at!
It's just a bit of fun and I can't pretend I created them - I just came across them, they made me giggle and I adapted them a little!
This isn't limited to Year 6, or even just to children - take a look at the silliness and hopefully it'll make your family giggle too!
Take a particular look at the spelling test - you might spot some familiar names in there (and some very bizarre words!)!
Hello everyone! I hope that you have all managed to find some time this weekend out in the glorious sunshine – the good weather is continuing, if a little cooler, into the week ahead!
looking forward to seeing some of your VE Day celebration photos on the
Facebook page – please do send them in, whether you had a front garden tea party,
a socially-distanced sing-along, or celebrated in any other way! It may seem a
strange thing to say, as we are all separated during these challenging times,
but I felt so heart-warmed by the incredible ‘togetherness’ that happened
around the country. We truly did feel like a nation united and I honestly do
feel like a sense of ‘community’ has returned to our streets – something I hope
that will remain as strong once all of this has passed.
Last week also marked the beginning of a fantastic initiative by the Church of England, entitled, 'Faith at Home'. Miss Pittas has kindly prepared some resources from this initiative for you to have a look at in your RE. Each week there will be a new focus. We begin, fittingly, with ‘Hope’.
The resources center around the need for us all to be supported at home. As a Church of England School, we want you to be supported in as many ways as we can offer. This initiative really tries to consider you and your family's vast needs. There are songs and newspaper clippings and fun thoughts to talk through with your children. Adults, you may find that you want to join in as well. Miss Pittas reliably informs me that the final song on the resource will get everyone up and dancing!!
Please do give the RE project a go and send me your photos. The more people taking part, the better it will look when we put all of the responses together. Key Stage 1 will also join us with a slightly amended reflection to suit the younger children. Adults, please do feel free to draw one too. (No names need go on the sheets but do send me your photos!)
Maths this week remains the same. However, as of next week, White Rose aren’t providing the resources for free. As a school, we feel that it is important to keep a consistent approach for your children and so we will be paying into the subscription in order to access the worksheets. As such, Maths will continue to look the same! Do check out the videos on the White Rose Home Learning website, if you haven’t already done so – they talk the children through their learning and help them to answer the questions:
Remember to follow the Maths plan
attached below, as we are working a week behind what White Rose are providing –
hence this week we are looking at the week commencing 4th May.
As always, please do ask if you have any questions at all, either through email: email@example.com or on Classlist.
Have a great week, stay safe and keep huggling!
Hello everyone! Hope you’ve all had a good week – I have to confess to waking up each day and having to take a moment, just to figure out which day it is! The weather has been changeable – great for the garden but not so great for our daily walks! We won’t let it dampen our spirits though – time for some indoor den-building and an extra-long game of Monopoly!
The coming week brings with it a very important day – the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. Had we been in school, we were planning our own celebratory ‘Street party’ – perhaps when all this is over, we can re-arrange this – it would be great for our wonderful Trenode community to come together. Perhaps that day will come to be known as CV (Corona Victory) Day!
Please keep checking in with our Facebook page – Miss Pittas and I will be posting our daily story time and do keep your awesome photos coming in – you are all so creative and talented!
Please also keep an eye on your email inbox – I’ll be emailing you all again this week, just to say, “Hi!” and check in with you – I love reading your replies and truly want to help in any way I can, whether it’s with a home learning question, something else related to school or anything else that you think I may be able to help with!
The Topic work attached to this blog is all linked to VE Day. Take a look at the PowerPoint and have a go at some of the activities.
The Nation are being encouraged to ‘Raise a glass’ at 3pm on Friday 8th May to toast the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II – if you can, join me in raising a glass virtually together then!
Have a great week – stay safe and make sure you’re having plenty of huggles!
Hello everyone! I hope you've all had a good
weekend! It's been great to hear from some of you via email this week - please
let me know if you didn't receive an email from me and feel free to contact me
with any questions about any of the resources or your child’s learning via
It has also been great to see your photos on Facebook – do keep sending them in as they are a real boost to people’s days, as well as keeping us all connected and helping to give each other ideas of fun things we can be trying out at home!
I hope that the children have been enjoying ‘Bad Dad’ – I’ve really enjoyed reading it to you - I picture it as if you’re all sat in front of me in class!
I’ve also been dabbling with a song for you, but I’m not sure if I’m quite brave enough to share that with you yet – just know that you are always in my thoughts and I can’t wait until we can all be back in class together again!
Please find attached below, this week’s learning and have a great week! I have also attached a book that has been written for children and illustrated by the great Alex Scheffler! (The illustrator of many a Julia Donaldson book!) This book is designed to help children to understand the Coronavirus – please share it with them if you think it might be helpful.
Stay safe, huggle each other tightly and I’ll ‘see’ you every evening for the next installments of ‘Bad Dad’! Mrs David
Hello everyone! How has your week been? A little bit of rain came our way but it didn’t seem to dampen spirits – lots of lovely photos being shared on our Facebook page of all the fun you’ve been having – it just goes to show how imaginative and creative you all are!
Keep sending in the photos and remember you are all doing an amazing job – you truly are!
Miss Pittas and I have been toying with the idea of recording a daily reading session for you to share with your children. I have chosen the David Walliams book, ‘Bad Dad’ and I shall be creating a comfy-cosy area in my living room, snuggling down with my own childhood teddy bear and reading a section each day! Reading to the children is always one of my favourite parts of the school week – but adults, please do excuse my silly voices and dubious accents, which may well ‘vary’ along the way!
Please find attached below more resources for the coming week. Just do what you can, when you can. Do not let this add any more stress into your lives. Ten minutes here; five minutes there – plenty of brain breaks – seriously, whatever works for you and your family!
Have a great week, feel free to email or contact me through Classlist – I will help in any way I can!
Welcome back everyone! Hope you managed to enjoy some of the sunshine on your daily walks! So lovely to see so many rainbows in windows! We have been followed by a very friendly cat on our last two walks - he clearly didn’t understand the social distancing guidelines!! (See photo for the cute culprit!)
I don’t think the Easter Bunny has ever faced a challenge quite like a world on lockdown – I do think he’s been managing admirably though, considering! I read a post in the week as to whether the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy’s journeys are essential or not – I’m sure our children would say ‘Yes’!!!
I don’t know about you, but after three weeks of lockdown, two being the ‘Easter holidays’, I am keen to re-establish some sort of routine and even though I am not sure they would admit it, so are the children!
I have attached a weekly plan below, with Maths, English, RE, PSHE and Topic-based ideas. This is merely a suggestion – you will know what works best for your child(ren).
The resources for the week can also be found if you scroll down below. I have read plenty of articles and opinions and the strong message is that we cannot expect to create a ‘normal’ school day routine – there is so much more to get done at home and so many more distractions!
Remember, however your day looks, you’re doing a great job!
Please DO NOT worry about printing – just write the lesson title, date and the answers to the questions in your exercise books.
For the Maths, I am using resources from the White Rose Maths team. Each lesson has a 5 minute video for you to watch, which will explain the learning. There is then an activity sheet and also an answer sheet.
In English, I have provided something slightly different for each day, linked to reading, writing and grammar skills. (See above)
If you fancy practising the spellings from the Y3/4 or 5/6 lists (There is a copy stuck inside one of the exercise books I sent home), that would be great!
With the Topic, I have chosen mainly Science-based ideas. These will change weekly. Have a look at the resource and choose some activities to have a go at.
For the RE, have a look at the document and again, choose some things to try!
In PSHE, I am using a resource called, ‘Once Upon a Picture’. Take a look at the image (this will change weekly) and have a go at answering the questions – this will be a good activity to do together as there may be lots of discussion.
As I have said before, we are NOT asking you to ‘Home School’ – please don’t let any of this add any extra stress into your homes. Our intention is merely to provide a set of resources, from which your child(ren) can access whatever works for them.
Don’t forget Mathletics – this is a really fun way for children to practise their Maths skills.
Mrs Williams is also going to try to get our ‘Reading Eggs’ subscription up and running and she will also be looking into ‘TTRockstars’ – great for times tables practice! We will send out logins when we have them.
Keep an eye out for my Friday blogs each week – these are where I will upload the following week’s learning resources.
I will continue to find other websites/ideas/activities out there to help combat the boredom and keep us all motivated and energized – these I will add to our Facebook page and Classlist. (If you aren’t on either, please email me your email address, download the Classlist App and I can add you.)
Please keep emailing me with any photos of things you have been getting up to and any fun ideas you may have come across. Also, let’s keep our Facebook page updated with photos and new ideas, so we can all support each other through these challenging times.
If you have any questions about any of the learning, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to help! This is the correct route for any learning-based queries, as directed by our MAT, so many thanks for your understanding and co-operation.
Thank you again, for being the amazing people you all are – there is no ‘I’ in ‘Team’, just like there is no ‘I’ in ‘Trenode’!
Interestingly, there is an ‘I’ in ‘Community’ and ‘I’ am very proud and honored to be a part of this incredible ‘Trenode Community’!
Keep in touch, take care and stay safe.
A big thank you to Helen for the photo - beautiful rainbows which are now displayed proudly in their window, to brighten up the day of any people taking their daily walk!
How many of you stepped outside into your gardens at 8pm last night to join in with one enormous cheer and round of applause for our incredible NHS key workers? We were with you!
It was a very emotional experience, for several reasons: there was a real sense of community and unity; there was an overwhelming feeling of pride and gratitude for everything that our NHS and other key workers are doing for us and also, there was a rush of emotion from suddenly remembering that we are, actually, surrounded by so many people!
A quick blog this morning, just to pop today's resources on here for you! I have included the 'Helping your child with English' document again, in case anyone missed it the first time.
Have a great day - yet more sunshine to enjoy - long may it continue!
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