Home learning

Dear Doves,
 
I am really missing you all - especially as we would have been due back to school on Tuesday. I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine with your family. I love seeing your drawings, photos, comments and videos on Seesaw.  I have added a new page to share some of your learning. 
I will be adding a new Mayan's lesson soon, and our science topic for this term is 'The Art of Living', all about reproduction in plants and animals. You have been commissioned to create an inspirational and informative collection of scientific illustrations on the theme of animal and plant life cycles. Develop your mastery of key art skills as you create accurate and eye catching illustrations that tell the life cycle story of a range of nature’s wonders. Select your best work to be entered into the ‘Excellence in Scientific Illustration’ awards. Along the way hone your skills as a natural scientist and top off your work with an audience with David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and their natural scientist colleagues.
This will be a really exciting Science topic, and one which we will be able to teach and learn from home. I would love to read your topic mind maps on what you would like to find out!  Thank you to those who have already sent me photos via Seesaw.  
Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Lots of Love
Miss Fuller
Tuesday (I think!) 14th April
 
Dear Doves, 
 
How are you all? I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying spending time with your families.  I am missing my family, but I am calling them daily and messaging them.  My sister is staying with my mum and dad - as well as her three cats!  Olive, my parent's cat, is not pleased with them.  
I have spent a lot of time in my garden today.  Tidying my pond, in the hope of visitors again this year - frogs and dragonflies especially.  I have also moved lots of my pots around into the best positions.  Poppy checked their positions and made sure she could still get to her catnip, and drink from the pond.  
I am going to plant our potatoes tomorrow, now that the risk of frost has passed.  I will take photos for you and let you know how they are going.  I will be planting my tomatoes soon too - dad always grows some for me.  He had put some in for school, as well as spinach plants, but we won't get to plant them yet.  What have you all been planting? Has anyone had any luck with the sunflower seeds I gave you?  You can put your photos up on Seesaw.   Remember you can contact Lucie's mum or Mia's mum, and I can send you your passcode.   
I have added a couple more resources and links on our class Seesaw.  We will be starting a new Science topic soon.  I have also put a new battle up on times tables rockstars - girls v boys as requested!  Please join in and practise your tables. 
I am going to go out and give my garden a water now.  I look forward to hearing from you all soon.  
Love Miss Fuller, Poppy, Marvin and Iris
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8th April 2020
Dear Doves,
 
Hello, how are you all?  Thank you to those of you messaging, and continuing with your learning on Seesaw.  It is so lovely to see what you are all up to and help you with your learning.  I am glad you are enjoying the boys v girls tournament on Times Tables Rockstars!   There is still time for everyone to join in and help your team win.
The weather has been kind to us, and I have been spending time in my garden.   I am sad that I am not able to do any planting with you yet, but I hope you have all planted your cress, radish and salad seeds?   Please let me know how they are coming along.   I think I gave you some others too, but I can't remember which ones.  
I have planted some of the flowers some of you gave me for my birthday.  They are brightening up my garden and make me think of you all when I look at them.  I have two indoor plants in front of our fire, and one bouquet of flowers is still going!  
Marvin and Poppy have also been enjoying my garden.  Poppy has been warned not to catch the blue tits or pigeons several times!  We have set up a safer area for our squirrel to feed.  He climbs up the stick we have put out and sits eating his treats.   We have also had several butterflies visiting the garden already.  So far I have seen a holly blue, tortoiseshell and red admiral.   When I have been on my walks, I have seen brimstones, commas, peacocks, an orange tip and red admirals.  I have set myself a challenge of being able to identify more butterflies this year.   There are lots of activities and id guides on the Butterfly Conservation website.  Have a look and see if you can identify some yourself.   https://butterfly-conservation.org/our-work/education/family-fun-from-home
Please let me know if I can help you with your learning. 
Lots of love
Miss Fuller
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Dear Doves, 
 
I hope you are all well and making the most of spending time with your families?  Please remember to use Seesaw to complete your learning activities.  I am checking daily and adding new items.  If you can't remember your password, check in your pack, or contact another class member to see if they can help you. 
 
 
Our current topic is The Mayans.  Thank you to those of you who have already completed your mind maps.  This really helps me to know exactly what we will be learning.  We will also be starting new science learning this week.
 
Love you to all
 
Miss Fuller
Sunday 19th April
 
Dear Doves,
 
 
Hello!   I am really missing you all - especially as we would have been due back to school on Tuesday. I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine with your family?
I love seeing your drawings, photos, comments and videos on here. I will be adding a new Mayan's lesson soon, and our science topic for this term is 'The Art of Living', all about reproduction in plants and animals. You have been commissioned to create an inspirational and informative collection of scientific illustrations on the theme of animal and plant life cycles. Develop your mastery of key art skills as you create accurate and eye catching illustrations that tell the life cycle story of a range of nature’s wonders. Select your best work to be entered into the ‘Excellence in Scientific Illustration’ awards. Along the way hone your skills as a natural scientist and top off your work with an audience with David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and their natural scientist colleagues.
This will be a really exciting Science topic, and one which we will be able to teach and learn from home. I would love to read your topic mind maps on what you would like to find out! Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Lots of Love Miss Fuller
2nd April 2020
 
Dear Doves,  
 
I hope all of you are well? Thank you to those of you who have been taking part in the activities I have set up on Seesaw.  I have loved reading your stories, checking over your maths, wordsearches, handwriting and spellings. I particularly enjoy your videos and I am so glad lots of you tried the science 'coin' challenge.  I will be adding more science experiments tomorrow.  I have a particularly messy one in mind - one for outdoors!  
Our Summer topic is the Mayans.  As we are learning from home, I have decided to add another topic, one of my personal favourites - 'The Galapagos Islands'.  I spent five wonderful weeks on these magical islands, and I think they will really interest you too.  We will also be studying life cycles - of plants and animals.
 
How are you all getting on with the seeds I sent you home with?  I hope they have been planted and you are enjoying watching new life grow?   I have been busy in my own garden, and it is so lovely to watch it all coming even more into life.  I have found 3 different types of caterpillar so far.  I have also found a lot of slugs, however, these are not as welcome as the caterpillars!   
For my birthday, my parents bought me a beautiful rose.   Sadly, it already has greenfly (aphids).  These small flies damage plants, and should be wiped off, or sprayed.  I try not to use pesticides, so have gone for the wiping off tactic.  However, there is a much better one! Ladybirds, especially their larvae, love eating aphids.  I had planned to breed ladybirds with you all during the summer term.  Ladybird larvae are very cool - they look like tiny dragons!  Instead, I am going to try and breed them at home.  I will update you on the results.
Please continue to use Seesaw for your learning.  Speak to LS or MC if you are struggling to log in.  They are all active regularly on Seesaw and their parents will be able to get a message to me.  
 
Poppy, Marvin and Iris send their love.
 
Miss Fuller
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Children's garden bioblitz and nature connection surveys
 
Dear Doves,
 
You will all remember Dr Harvey, who came in and helped us build bird tables.  Please can you complete the survey on the link below to help her continue her studies.  You don't need to put any personal details in.  She won't know who is completing the survey as it is coded.  She just needs the data.  
 
Thank you all in advance.
 

It  takes about  5  minutes, is on line and they  would need to  complete twice , over two days.

The survey is here : https://rhulpsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zfsl7oNkh9g2mp

Window Easter Egg Hunt and Bear Hunt
 
 
It would be lovely if children designed their own Easter egg and put it up in the window. Therefore, when people are walking around they can count how many they find. Be creative. Who can spot the most? 
 
Some people are also putting teddy bears into their windows for a real life bear hunt - but safer!  I have one of my penguins up in my window.  
 
Maths
 
 
Please follow the link above for the second week of White Rose maths learning.  This is all about decimals - including rounding.... something lots of you need to practise please!  
 
 
Gareth Metcalfe's Iseemaths is also producing great lessons.  I have been taking part in them, and particularly enjoyed the algebraic thinking challenges.  
 
 
Finally, the White Rose unit on statistics can be completed.  
 
 
Let me know if you have any questions.