Good Morning Beech Class!
Make sure you do some warm-up stretches this morning as you’ll be ‘walking like an Egyptian’ later! Today we will be learning how to add and subtract mass and finding out how Martha, Quinn, Merlin & Excalibur are getting on in chapter 6 of this week’s book. But just before we get started some important information about the last week of term…it’s fast approaching!
Last Week of Term
Below is the message you will have received from The Dunraven Trust regarding plans for the last week of the School Term.
We believe that it would be better for all children to have some time in school before the summer holiday. We suspect that you would agree with us. However, whilst social distancing requirements are in place it is clearly impossible to bring all children back at the same time. We are proposing that we vary current arrangements for the last week of term (w/b 13 July) to provide more children in Years 2-5 with the chance to have some contact with teachers and peers before September.
This would mean that each year group would be offered the chance to have at least one day in school during the week. Due to the necessity of keeping classes small and more limited staff availability, the children currently in school will need to learn at home that week. We realise that this may cause some challenges for working parents but hope that the benefits to all children are obvious. We trust that the timing of this letter provides you with sufficient notice to make alternative arrangements. Similarly, the arrangements for the children in the ‘key worker’ group would also need to be adapted; not all children currently in this group would be able to attend onsite provision that week therefore.
A further communication will be sent shortly giving more details about the structure of the day and what Beech Class can expect on the day. In the meantime, here are the proposed groups for the final week:
Wednesday 15 July, 9am-3pm
Thursday 16th July, 9am-3pm
Measure: Add and subtract mass
Today we will begin to add and subtract mass, including regrouping the values. We will use the partitioning strategy as a process to add or subtract the mixed-units (kg and g). Click here to get started.
Chapter 6 of Queen Martha is ready to read…
Quin was skateboarding round and round the stones. It was making me dizzy. Suddenly an idea did jump out. A great big one! “That’s it I cried. “I know how Excalibur can circle the hill.”
Can’t think of the word? Want to use something more descriptive than nice, good, clever? Try using a Thesaurus to help you find new words like…charming, worthy, cunning!
Two Ancient Art Activities to choose from, or try both it you want to to!
1. Design a Death Mask fit for an Egyptian King or Queen, or a Egyptian Cat Mask
2. Design your own Ancient Egyptian god or goddess
Some images for inspiration…
Take a break and Walk Like an Egyptian!
Have a Terrific Tuesday…
Miss Lobb x