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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Daisy Class

Friday 17th

We have made it to the last full day in Daisy class this Year. It has been an amazing and unusual year and I have loved the journey that you all took in your learning. There is no learner of the week, this week. However, I feel that all of Daisy class Are learners of the Term. Mrs Ray and I am looking forwards to seeing all of you on Tuesday, were we can meet one more time, before the summer. We can't wait to catch up with all of you and meet our new members of the class, starting in September. 

 

I Wish the year 6 Boys, Ben, Tyler and Bobby all the luck as they leave us and move to their next stage in the life. It would be great if you let us know how you settle into your new schools. We will miss you and your amazing sense of humour.

 

Have a wonderful relaxing Summer holiday and keep safe and well. 

 

Mathletics and TT Rock stars

I will set 3 activities today and then all will be unlocked, if you want to keep practising. TT Rock stars is automatically updated, so you all can login and challenge yourself with your times tables.

 

Bug club

I will make sure you all have enough books to read on Bug Club. If you finish all the books, it won't be updated till September.

Learner of the week

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Learner of the week

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Friday 3rd July

 

It's very nearly the weekend and time for another story from Mr Huggins I think.

 

Hope you all have a lovely time!

In the middle of the night

Short story

Learner of the week

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Friday 26th June

 

We hope you have had a good week and managed to stay cool in the heat.

 

If you fancy something to do tomorrow out of the heat of the sun, below are a few more videos from Mrs Manson & Mrs Huggins.

Seaside memories- collage with a boat on the sea

Art activity

Make a hedgehog from cardboard

Art activity

A Surprise for Jimmy 😁

Short story

Creative Education - Free Courses

 

You may find some of these helpful during these unprecedented times

 

 

There is also a group called "Contact": a charity for families with children with Send - Helpline 0808 808 3555

 

Lastly, Educational Psychology Family Helpline, which was started during lock down, for families referred by school team. Please contact Babs Bartholomew or Gay Adam if you would like to discuss this. 

Wednesday 24th June

 

We hope you're having a good week and enjoying the sunshine. If you're too hot outdoors then below are some activities and stories for you from our very own Mrs Manson & Mr Huggins. Please make sure it's OK with your grown up before watching.

Mrs M's eco car

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Mrs Manson's summer painting

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

The Magic Ice Cream and Wagger The Dog.

Enid Blyton short stories suitable for ages 5 to 11.

Friday 19th June

Learner of the week

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We hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to enjoying some sunshine this weekend.

 

If you are looking for some provision plan related activities please look at the sub pages on the Poppy Class page. There is one for each outcome with suggestions and web links to useful websites.

 

Happy weekend!

Wednesday 17th June

 

I hope you had a good weekend? I enjoyed the good weather in my garden, I planted a new climbing plant by my fence and encouraged all the climbers to attach to the frame. What did you get up to at the weekend? Please share your news with me at daisyteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

 

Maths

Please log in to Mathletics as new activities have been set on measurement. You can look for other measurement activities online if you feel you need more practice. When the activities are complete remember I have set problem solving tasks that you can try. You find these in the explore tab at the top of the screen. Please also try timetable rock stars to improve your times tables. They are the same login as Mathletics.

Reading

Log in to Bug club to complete the books. The book will disappear from the list when all bugs in the book are completed. I may set a book again if I feel that the book was not understood. Where possible if parents could support children when they are completing the written answers as some children are just writing single letters or nothing to do with the story. This shows me that they don’t understand the book and therefore I set the book again. Well done if you have completed the books and I will move you up a level when you are nearly finishing the band.

Below is a Trolls story with comprehension questions. The second trolls lesson has grammar games which would be great for the class to do. You can use the Trolls story to help with adjectives challenge.

Topic

This term we are looking at the History of Travel and Transport. On Friday we looked at a timeline of how transport changed over time. This week we are going to explore how Vikings travelled in the past. The powerpoint below will give you information about Vikings and how they used their Longboats. I have also attached links to the BBC bite size pages and YouTube video about Vikings.  Can you try to make an example of a Viking longboat? The McGinty bubble children really enjoyed making the boats today! If you make one, please email us a picture and we can share it with your friends in the McGinty bubble.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/zw3qmp3  Video of Viking longboat

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/zy9j2hv#z96f34j  Explore Viking longboat

https://youtu.be/GLyDSBv2ngc

Our friends at PASS, together with Kelly Jarvis, PE teacher at Aylesford School and Well Being Coach, are offering a free five-week Mindfulness, Yoga and Wellbeing Club to all primary-aged children.

 

The sessions will be run on Zoom every Wednesday afternoon from 17th June to 15th July. If there is enough interest in the course then a second one will run over the summer. Please see the attached document below for more information.

Learners of the week

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Yr6 Daisy Learners.MP4

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Friday 12th June

 

Morning Daisy!

 

We hope you've had a good week and are looking forward to some sunshine this weekend.

 

How has transport changed over time?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zdm6n39

The clip above shows flying attempts in the past

 

Reading the powerpoint below, can you use the information to complete the activity sheet.

 

I have created a link to Daisy class so you can watch the pupils retelling the story of 'Odin creates the World'. There did so well with signing and clear voices. Enjoy.

McGinty Bubble

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For children starting in the McGinty bubble on Monday, here is a little video from Mrs B showing you what to expect.

Daisy Learner of the week

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Monday 18th May

Hello Daisy

We are in our final week of the isolation term. I have been very impressed with all the work that you have sent in during this period. The weather has improved again, I have replaced my watering hose, in the hope that it stops any leaks in the last set. I have received 5 pots of different plants, with no labels. They are now planted in my garden and I need to wait to see what they will become. I’m hoping for some colourful flowers. What did you get up to at the weekend?

 

Reading

Well-done to 4 of you logging in to Bug club this week, especially Sid, it’s nice to see you completing books. Please everyone read at least 3 books in a week. I am also attaching a story about Trolls in Iceland. This is the beginning of a series of lessons that explore the story. There will be a meaning of words activity and questions about the story this week. Future activities will explore some literacy skills, sentence work and writing your own story. It would be great if some of you were able to use it.

 

Maths

Please continue with Mathletics where I have set you all an activity to complete. I have also set problems to solve. Please go to explore (an image is attached) . Then select activities which will show the problems I have set. If you have any questions to help solve the problem, you can ask me for help. Fin, well done for trying one of the problems - now please try the other ones as well.

 

Topic

What are the similarities and differences in the powers of different Egyptian gods?

This week, you get to learn about the gods from Ancient Egypt. I will attach information about the different gods the Ancient Egyptians believed in, a PowerPoint and a Talent Sheet:

  1. The PowerPoint will show 10 mystery gods’ images. Your parent, using the adult guidance, should describe the powers and what the god looks like. You have to choose which god your parent is describing.
  2. You then research information about all the gods using the Ancient Egyptian gods’ information sheet.
  3. When you have found out about the gods, pick your favourite god and attempt the Ancient Egyptian god talent activity. What important facts does your god have? Why is your god more significant to Ancient Egyptian life than other gods?

Horrible Histories - Egyptian Gods and The Devourer

The Egyptian Gods sketch from series 1 of Horrible Histories with the Devourer🐱‍🐉
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Daisy's Class Home learning

VE day activities

Daisy's Learner of the week

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Monday 11th May

A start of a new week. How was your long weekend? I hope you got to enjoy the warm temperatures on Friday and Saturday. Did you get to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day? Below is a slide show of other activities that the boys have got up to in this isolation time.

Now to learning this week.

 

Mathletics

Well done to Bobby for getting 'arrays' to green and Bayro for trying so hard on the math problems in 'explore'. Don’t worry if the problems are tricky, remember to draw pictures to help understand what you need to do. I have noticed Fin, Ben and Dylan have explored Times Table Rock Stars (remember it’s the same login as Mathletics). Well done in giving it a try and one of you for collecting a lot of coins.

I have set a new activity on Mathletics and we are now beginning to look at shapes. So practice recognising your 2D and 3D shapes. Any questions - just email me.

 

Reading

Well done on increasing your reading efforts - last week 5 read books! That's an increase of 3 from the previous week. Sid - well done in completing 7 books last week.

I am marking your answers in Bug Club and if I feel that you are not answering the question accurately enough, I am reallocating the book to you. If all the questions are red, then I will reallocate the book again until you show better understanding of what you have read. A couple of boys are answering the questions brilliantly, so keep up the good work.

 

History

I have been very impressed with the effort you have made in our Egyptian work this term. Great descriptions of the treasure that was found in Tutankhamun’s tomb and I loved reading the diary entry that Bayro wrote.

This week your key question is:

What were ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs?

I am attaching a PowerPoint introducing you to hieroglyphs (the Egyptian writing) to learn the alphabet. You can also learn more on BBC Bitesize, which explains further about hieroglyphs and play games. Once learnt, you can use the alphabet sheet to see how they are drawn. You will have a choice of activities:

  1. Copying a symbol from the alphabet and write 'river' in hieroglyphics.
  2. Write 'river' in hieroglyphics and a secret message.
  3. Write your name in a cartouche
  4. Solve the secret message and write 3 facts you have learn about hieroglyphics.

All the above is attached below. I look  forward to seeing what you learn this week.

Daisy's Learner of the Week

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Thursday 7th May

As we remember VE Day this weekend, I have attached PowerPoints and activities for you to do if you wish. I was very impressed with one pupil’s Spitfire that he created. Are you having a garden celebration on Friday? It would be great for you to share any celebrations you have for the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Monday 4th May

 

Good morning Daisy class, I hope you all had a nice weekend and are ready for another week of learning. Remember to keep trying your best and working hard as I am looking out for next week's learner of the week already!

 

I really enjoyed reading the facts that found out about Ancient Egypt. I found it very interesting that most of you researched food and drink. Were you all doing your work near dinner time?

 

Onto the learning this week:

 

Maths

I have set 2 more activities on time for today. A couple of you have completed these activities already, so I have also set up time maths problems in Mathletics. I have also set all of you a problem to solve.  When you complete the daily activity please use the explore tab and try out the problems. If you don’t understand what to do, you can always ask me for help.

You can now explore Time Tables Rock Stars. LINK HERE.  (user name is same as Mathletics) On Times Table Rock stars you can practice your times tables. I am also attaching 100 club sheets to practice if you wish. However, scores won’t count till we are back in school.

 

Reading

I have checked Bug Club, and am a little disappointed that only 3 of you logged in last week. Well done to the 3 of you. Please try to read a least 3 books a week, if you are reading your own books, share it with me on the daisy email. I would love to hear what you are enjoying to read.

 

Topic

 

This week you will find out about the amazing discovering of Tutankhamun’s Tomb. Howard Carter became famous after finding the tomb. However, what was discovered inside Tutankhamun’s tomb?

King Tut and His Treasures for Kids: Biography of Tutankhamun, Discovery of his Tomb - FreeSchool

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The Discovery of KING TUT | The Burial Chamber and Treasury

In November 1922, after five years of searching, Howard Carter and his patron Lord Carnarvon finally discovered the last resting place of Tutankhamun. His to...
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Watch the video above to find out about the life of Tutankhamun and the objects found inside his tomb.

Please use the videos, your own research and PowerPoint to help complete 2 of the following activities.

  1. Plan your own Ancient Egyptian burial. Draw a (quick!) picture of yourself in the middle of your page and choose 5 items that you own to be buried alongside you. You might like to choose things that could come in handy in the journey to the next life! How much of what you chose would survive over 100s of years. Rub out (fabric, food, flesh, paper etc.) as they won’t last very long. What would be left behind?
  2. Create a catalogue of artefacts that were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Write the name of the item and describe what it looks like. Try naming 6 items found. Use the attached objects cards below for support of names.
  3. Write a diary entry as if you were Howard Carter. Include:
  1. How you felt before entering the tomb.
  2. How you entered the tomb.
  3. What you saw in the tomb.

There is a writing frame attached for support.

The Daisy class learner of the week...

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Monday 27th April

This week you are going to be doing some research into life in ancient Egypt. 

What can we find out about ancient Egypt from what has survived?

Activity 1: I have attached an information sheet which tells you how the ancient Egyptians lived.  

 

You can then complete the fascinating facts sheet. This can be typed on the computer if you can’t print.  

 

If you can’t print you can copy and paste some pictures of ancient Egyptian life from the internet. 

 

I am looking forward to seeing what you’re interested in. 

 

Activity 2: To create an information page about a chosen topic. Choose one of the following 6 categories: 

                   Clothing                                                Farming 

                   Women and children                              Religion 

                   Leisure (what they did for fun)             Food and Drink 

 

Research how Egyptian’s lived in one of these topics; using the links below and create an imaginative information page (in your text book) on Egyptian life. If you all choose a different topic we can create a class book about what you have learnt this week. 

 

It was great seeing all your hard work last week. Please email any work they do this week and include those fabulous photos, which I will share next week on our web page. 

Daily life in Ancient Egypt | Primary History - Ancient Egypt

Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher visits the ancient village of Pa-Demi to discover more about the daily lives and tombs of Egyptians.
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The Daisy Class Learner of the Week is....

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Mummies

Monday 20th April

 

Hope you all had a good weekend. My garden was finished on Sunday and I enjoyed eating on my new patio for lunch the past two days.

 

This week our topic work is answering this question:

                    How were mummies made during the Egyptian times?

 

The following PowerPoint will introduce you to the the process of mummification.

 

There are two activities:-

1. Ordering instructions on how to make a mummy. If you can print it off then order it and stick into their topic book that we sent home. 

 

2. A message in a jar. The pupils become an ancient Egyptian writing to the future to explain why they make mummies and how they make the mummy. There is an adult help sheet to support ordering the steps.

 

The word document is editable so no need to print, type and then send to daisyteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk .

 

When sending work to me please use daisyteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk this helps me to file all the work the boys do during this isolation time.

Thursday 16th April,

 

Welcome back to term 5. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break. Over the holidays I had my garden renovated with a new patio, shed and raising my lawn so it was not so steep. I am now waiting for the new shed to be delivered  and then take the full advantage of my garden, fingers crossed I haven't missed all the good weather! 

 

On Easter Sunday, got to watch my niece and nephew direct my dad to search his garden in France for eggs. After while on Skpe, they found 2 bunny chocolate eggs and by magic he was able to send them to Northern Ireland straight away. They found the eggs in their letter box. Now they think my dad is magic, and might even be Santa Claus. It was so lovely to watch and participate in the day during the  social distancing, a very different Easter celebration this year. How did you celebrate? 

 

Well done to all who have been regularly on Bug club and Mathletics. I have reviewed what you have done and set new books for couple of you and new maths activities. We are now concentrating on time but please keep practicing times tables as well. Check the explore tab on Mathletics as I have set a couple of problem solving activities for 6 of you.

 

On Monday I will set a new topic question on the Egyptians and well done Dylan, great work on last term work, loved that you chose the sarcophagus and what they were used for. Remember to share any work you have completed with me so I can see how well you are doing.

Monday 30th March

 

This week activity is to answer questions about artefacts from the Egyptian times. look at the PowerPoint for more information of Egyptian life and then do the activity.

Thursday 26th March

 

I have logged in and looked at the children's activities this week on Mathletics and Bug Club. Well done in doing some work this week. 

 

I have set some reasoning problems on Mathletics. To access them you need to click on the yellow tab 'Explore and you should find them. I also updated some of the activities and reset tasks that they struggled on. 

 

Some of you are asking for printable maths and help with reading. Twinkl is free at the moment so create an account and search for division. some are working at year 2 level and others are working at year 3 level. You will get maths lessons and worksheets that you can print of You can also start teaching them on time. reading analogue clocks to half past, quarter and nearest 5 minutes.

 

Twinkl will have some ebooks that you can read for free if you have trouble logging in to bug club. 

 

 

Monday 23rd March

 

Time to enjoy exploring Egyptian life. 

Use the bite size website to learn more.  

 

Then make flatbread just like, What the Egyptians ate in the past.

Flatbread recipe

Click on the link below as you will see the of Daisy boys advertising a trip to Iceland. Our book is Arthur and the Golden Rope and the main character lives in in Iceland. It was great fun and some great vocabulary was used. 

 

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