Whilst classes are away from school due to the Corona Virus Epidemic, we thought it would be a good idea to keep in touch by sharing some of the learning they have been undertaking at home.
The class used Minecraft Education Edition to build replica coal mines. Here are some of the finished mines:
As part of their work on World War One, the children were asked to research and build a plane using Minecraft Education Edition.
Here is some of the learning we received during the first lockdown.
Last Wednesday, Mr. Wooding talked to the Y5/6 and Y6 children about their Minecraft Sustainable School Challenge. You can see the children’s excellent work in the Ecoschools section. Mr. Wooding had made a plan of St. Mary’s school as a starting point. You may well remember that last Wednesday was rather wet! Well, Mr. Wooding finished off the school! If you are really missing school and want a wander around, you can download it and then import it into Minecraft Education Edition. You will first need to update Minecraft Education Edition by downloading and installing from here. The template for the school can be downloaded by clicking here. Once downloaded, double click on the file and it will be imported into Minecraft. To open it in Minecraft, click on Play, then Create New, then Templates and St. Mary’s School Bridgend will be there to open.
Bubble activities in the Hub today!
Video I have had a very busy week
Hello Mr Watkins, I hope you are safe and well. I just thought I’d email to tell you about how our homeschooling is going. We have been working hard to keep up with school work. The support we have had from Mrs Gmitrowicz has been fantastic. We also decided to chose a project of our own to complete and have been learning about the human body the last few weeks. As well as academic work, we have been trying to use this time to learn some essential/might be useful life skills. So far, we have learned to ride a bike, tie shoelaces and tell the time. We are also learning to sew and bake. Here are some pictures of the things we’ve been doing.
We thought you would like to see some of the learning we have done this week. We are sharing the good news that we are safe at home with our family. Today is earth day so we have been learning about that. We have been learning about Rome so made a boat today with Romulus and Remus inside. We have been doing lots of maths and made an angle checker to look for right angles at home and in the garden. We have also been a big help listening to each other read. We hope you are well and staying safe
I am coping really well with home learning. We do about an hour a day and I do lots of reading and playing on top too. I’ve even been doing PE with Joe Wickes! This is a train station I made today for my train set and I made up a timetable too after some home learning on digital and analogue clocks in my Twinkl maths booklet.
I hope you are keeping well and staying safe. Thank you for today’s newsletter. I am enjoying being home, but also missing school, my teachers and friends at the same time. We saw lots of my class on zoom this morning which was fab. Here are some examples of my learning at home. Hope you have a lovely Easter break, and thank you for all that you and the staff have done for our children during this difficult time. Take Care.
Hi Mr. Watkins, I hope you’re all safe and well during this tricky time. We’ve been keeping busy with our daily routines and here are some photos of our learning. I have been on HWB almost daily, my maths, reading, writing a dairy, practising timetables and taking a 5k walk with Mum daily. The guitar teacher has taught me the last two weeks on Zoom. I am also doing work for brownies, practising my Irish dancing and viola. I’ve been cooking and gardening with Dad also. We are definitely busy! Take care of yourselves!
Just wanted to share a couple of photos of us working hard on our home learning – comprehension and shapes! We’ve also been doing some baking, gardening & of course PE! We are definitely missing our teachers and friends but remaining positive about the whole experience so far!
Year 6 have been researching endangered animals, here is some of their super work:
Today I have been for a nature walk, identifying trees and flowers using an app. When we came home we read the story of Palm Sunday and spoke about what happens during Mass on Palm Sunday. I then recreated a scene of Jesus entering Jerusalem.
This week I have enjoyed home learning, with looking at phonics, basic addition and number recognition, looking at quantities with baking and painting some pottery. I also retold the story of Little Red Riding Hood
I have been doing well this first week of staying at home due to this current pandemic. Apart from some activities like reading and 9am exercise, here’s some photos. Maths – Hit The Numner Button, and completing the Stations of the Cross sheet.
This is for my dad in the Philippines.
I have completed lots of Mymaths tasks from the Year 3 collection. I have been reading every evening too. I have drawn a Celtic round house and built a Celtic house in Lego. I have completed the Stations of the cross and two English worksheets. We have taken a very relaxed approach this week and I am coping very well.
We hope you are safe and well. I have enjoyed planting flowers in the garden and has done lots of writing this week including writing postcards to her friends! A big thank you to St Mary’s staff for all their hard work!
Everyday – PE inside and outside, speech and language work, colour recognition, money recognition and counting – playing monopoly, over writing, copying the same picture, understanding being unwell so playing doctors (teaching him to phone 999 or tell his sister).