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St Mary & St John Church of England V.A. Primary School

North Luffenham, Rutland

Class Pages

Welcome to our class pages. During the Coronavirus pandemic whilst all schools are closed to the vast majority of pupils,  you will find all you need to support and continue learning at home. The teachers have done a phenomenal  job of putting together a  rich, varied  and progressive programme of study for each class. This will be ongoing during term time throughout the school closure. There are daily and weekly podcasts and blogs to keep everyone in touch. 

The government has also now commissioned the BBC to provide home learning resources. This can be accessed through BBCBItesize, on TV, through the Red Button and on iplayer. Additionally, the new https://www.thenational.academy/  are providing online lessons and learning resources for you, should you need further resources.

There are whole school activities listed below, some updated daily or weekly, including the weekly PictureNews newspaper and activities. Don't forget to check them out too.

Below, there is a children's book that helps explain all about the Coronavirus - COVID-19.

If you have a problem or a question, please email your teacher or Mrs Wilce. Do keep in touch!

**NEW** Revd. PETER RUSH's FIRST WEEKLY ASSEMBLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88kdBBm9xXQ

PICTURE NEWS - **NEW**  Weekly Newspaper - below

We use Picture News at school every week. There is a current affairs/topical picture and associated information and activities. It is superb as a discussion prompter with your children. Please see the files below.

Every Friday: 

Picture New's Virtual Assemblies

Our new weekly virtual assemblies will be available for you to watch at home every Friday at 9am from our video channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/picturenews and also on our Facebook page.

ART AND CRAFTS

**NEW**  Mrs Bloxham has arranged a whole school art project…                    

                      'How we are apart but came together’.

Each class has been allocated a colour from the rainbow.
I would love you children to use a variety of media to show me what has been important to you during lockdown.

I would like to see words perhaps made from Lego, leaves or perhaps painting or drawing. Words such as ‘NHS, hope, family or love’. You could also draw nature, family or animals. The only rule is that it must be in your nominated colour.

You could send photographs of your work to me or keep it ready to display once we return to school.

My hope is to assemble a whole school rainbow to display. Aim for any pictures drawn, collaged or painted to be A5 size.

Little Saints/Reception Red
Year 1 Orange
Year 2 Yellow
Year 3 Green
Year 4 Blue
Year 5 Indigo
Year 6 Violet

I appreciate Y5 and Y6 that you have the trickier colours but variant shades are all welcome.

Be creative, be inspired…no rules apart from sticking to your colour and size (A5) as much as you can!’ Mrs B.

Easy play dough recipe below. Get modelling!

MUSIC

There are also some generic things to try https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/ This  suggestion is from Mr Kirkland. There are lots of fun ways to create music. I love this! This ia also great for KS2 pupils https://learningmusic.ableton.com/

Continuing on the music front...Mr Kirkland is also doing a daily Youtube "Naa" cast  musical literacy with the help of Naa the sheep. Go to Youtube and search 'Alan Kirkland Naa'

Some singing: Dr Knickerbocker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mrXGyRFTzQ up shake shake shake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqOFP89E0PU   and  Kye Kye Kule   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyHfm4-_Vg0

Our Rutland Music Hub partners have sent the attached list (below)of activities for you to try. Mrs Dudin and I are trying the ukulele one - 'ukulaliens'!

SCIENCE

Here are some great science activities  for families at home www.stem.org.uk/home-learning

WWF has also launched a new #LearnToLoveNature hub, which includes a suite of educational activities and ideas for pupils and their families.

FAMILY TIME ACTIVITIES

I know you can't go out and about beyond the garden or locality for exercise, but there are some fun things to try in the National Trust's '50 things to do before high school'    How about a day camp in the garden if the weather is fine?  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11--activity-list