Class Blog for Cardinham

Welcome back!!! 

Welcome back!!

What a week! It has been so wonderful having everyone back together in class again - so many smiling faces - in real life, rather than on a screen! (My eyes feel much happier this week too!!)

Monday was such a fun day - we began with sausage or bacon rolls and hot chocolate or milk, while we caught up with our friends outside - so nice to hear all the giggles and watch such important social interactions happening once more!

Once back inside, we played a very sociable game, 'Dice breaker' where we had to roll a dice and answer questions such as, 'If I won a million pounds, the first thing I would spend would be...' and, 'My favourite popstar is...'

Throughout the day, we got creative - very apt as our big question at the moment is, 'What is Creativity?' We used paint to practise our colour-mixing and to show what our Trenode family means to us!

After that, we used fabric paints and pens to create our own designs on a canvas bag which will live on our pegs - maybe somewhere to keep our PE kits or work that needs to go home!

Finally, we finished the day with a little slice of cake for everyone, to celebrate the 7 birthdays which happened during our home learning!

During the rest of the week, we wrote our innovated versions of 'The Good Samaritan', which is our school parable; we continued to learn about fractions, shape, length, area and perimeter (depending on the year group); we continued on our creative journey, looking at the life of Sir David Attenborough, and we learnt about the vowels in French - we are all very excited about learning this language - next week we will be finding out how to greet each other!

Thank you so much for helping your children to make such a smooth transition back into school - attendance has been brilliant and the atmosphere has been calm, happy and purposeful! (Well, calm until Mrs David read more of the BFG and the Fleshlumpeater was given a Trogglehumper of a nightmare on Friday afternoon!!)

If my own children are anything to go by though, everyone was probably exhausted by the end of the week - these are going to be a tiring few weeks but we will be having lots of creative fun together and it is only 2 weeks and three days until the Easter holidays, for the children! (Please don't hesitate in emailing me or contacting the office if your child is struggling or has any concerns - we are here to help!)

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend (I am sure there are many special ladies who will be having a little treat tomorrow!) and I look forward to welcoming the children back in again on Monday morning!

Mrs David


PE and PSHE Week! 

Cardinham Creativity!

What a great first week back! In English, we have begun to work on our school parable, 'The Good Samaritan'. We are using the Pie Corbett 'Talk for Writing' approach and by the beginning of the third week, we will have written our own version!

In Maths, there is a wide variety of learning going on, from work on statistics to some really high-level fractions and algebra! It has been great to hear how the adults feel like they are cracking fractions along with their children!

Our afternoons have focused on PE and PSHE. It has been brilliant to hear the creative ways in which you have been tackling this: making an A-Z list of healthy food; exploring your kitchen cupboards (with adult permission) using the 'Sugar Smart' App; creating a new playground game or Go-Noodle-style brain break and many more - keep sending them in please! 

We continue to be blown-away by everyone's enthusiasm, focus, concentration and perseverance online, but Mrs Burrows and I are now having fun planning our first day back together with the children in the classroom - it will be so great to see you all!


Plymouth Argyle's 'Joy of Moving' Games 

Plymouth Argyle's 'Joy of Moving' Games

It is more important now than ever to look after ourselves both physically and mentally. Plymouth Argyle have challenged us to complete their 'Joy of Moving' Games over the next 30 days. You can choose to complete 1 challenge a day or multiple challenges over certain days or weekends. Please fill out the game card (attached to the bottom of the post and on our Facebook page) every time you complete a challenge. Please send your completed game cards to Mrs David. Those who complete all of the challenges will receive a certificate and a special prize!

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PE and PSHE week! 

Hi! I hope you have had a lovely half term break - not exactly the weather we could have hoped for, but hopefully it hasn't dampened our spirits!

I just want to say a massive thank you again for the brilliant team-effort last half term - Mrs Burrows and I were completely blown away by the children's resilience, perseverance and positivity and we know that none of that would have happened without your amazing support and determination!

Please don't forget that tomorrow is an INSET Day - ignore any Teams notifications and we will look forward to seeing all of the children online on Tuesday!

Please find attached here a brilliant resource, provided by Plymouth Argyle 'The Joy of Moving - Winter Games' for the children to have a go at over the next couple of weeks - we will continue to use this resource once back in school - fingers crossed, sooner rather than later!

Take care and stay safe,
Mrs David and Mrs Burrows

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Chance to Shine - Live cricket session 

Please see the following for an exciting opportunity this week!

"From all of us here at Cornwall Cricket we truly hope that you are well.

The fantastic cricket charity 'Chance To Shine' are hosting a live cricket session perfectly aimed for all ages!

It's super easy to watch as it's on YouTube and starts at 2pm this Wednesday (13th).

You'll see further information in the picture on how best to prepare.

This is suited to children in school and those who are at home too.

If you can spare the time to take any action shots or videos of the session in action that would be magical!"


Technology Information 

Dear parents and carers,

Thank you again for your incredible positivity, determination, perseverance and support over the past few days - I have been totally blown away by how amazing all the children have been - they have been a real credit to you!

Please find a letter attached that provides information about device use at home and help to improve internet access.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch as usual.

Kind regards - stay safe and take care.

Mrs David

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