During school closure, we will be posting daily updates here with information to support your child’s learning at home. Please check the page daily.
If you would like to post your work, picture, make comments that can be shared or have a query that I can help with, click on the Padlet link to add a post. Look forward to hearing from you. Mr. F
Week beginning Monday 30th March
Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!
Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!
Monday: Kids work out beginner 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI
Tuesday: Can you spell your name and complete the exercise for each letter? What about your middle name and surname or people in your family? See Alphabet Exercises below.
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1Ag9m7XQo Originally these were shorter challenges. This video is longer but feel free to just do a smaller section if it is too much. As with the Joe Wicks videos, you can break it down and start with 10 minutes and gradually build up by 5 minutes every day.
Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1Ag9m7XQo The same rules apply as yesterday.
Friday: Can you spell your name and complete the exercise for each letter? What about your middle name and surname or people in your family? See if you can do more than Tuesday- does it feel any easier this time?
A 25 jumping jacks
B 15 sit ups
C 10 press ups
D 20 squats
E Run as fast as you can on the spot for 20 seconds
F 30 high knees
G 30 second plank
H 10 sit ups
I 15 press ups
J 25 squats
K 1 minute plank
L 20 high knees
M 20 jumping jacks
N 5 press ups
O 20 squats
P run as fast as you can on the spot for 10 seconds
Q 5 sit ups
R 10 jumping jacks
S 12 sit ups
T 12 press ups
U 25 squats
V run as fast as you can on the spot for 15 seconds
W 45 second plank
X 35 jumping jacks
Y 30 high knees
Z 7 sit ups
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Here is a reminder of last week’s cool down stretches.
Week beginning Monday 23rd March
This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these Active 8 Workouts. These are HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) and are a great way to get lots of exercise in just a few minutes. Each workout is 8 minutes long and will get your heart beating faster. Your mission is to complete a video each day. If you want to challenge yourself, you can repeat the videos as many times as you like or retry the videos from the other days. If you are finding it more challenging, pause the video if you need extra time to recover in between each exercise. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Have fun and keep moving!
Don’t forget to warm up first! Complete this video before each of the Active Workouts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_swUGtEpazY
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Follow this video for your stretches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gMuN6m1Gso
Our 30 Things Challenge
Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.
We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!
For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.
Sports Relief 17 March
Year 5 played a tactical game during the afternoon, where they had to raid each others base and bring back the opponents flag, whilst not getting caught. As each game was played, their tactics changed as they learnt to work as a team, rather than individuals.
Golden Spatula Winners! 6 March
Wow, Year 5 only went and did it this week, and win the ‘Golden Spatula Award’, for being the best and quietest to line up at break and lunch times… I am as surprised as you!
World Book Day 5 March
Year 5 have enjoyed their World Book Day by dressing up in pyjamas! Working through maths was a little distracting (no one was caught snoring though), consequently they earned a reward of eating biscuits with hot chocolate, whilst listening to an audio book from the World Book Day website.
Art and Design
Throughout January and February the children looked at great artists and their techniques.
They focus was on Gustav Klimt and took inspiration from his designs whilst replicating their own.
Our Work to Bee Proud of Board.
Each week our board gets updated with our stars of the week. This could be sportstar,reader of the week,a great piece of written work or working really hard in general!
Here are Year 5 enjoying music on Wednesdays, this week were we enjoying rhythm through song and how we like to bungalow!
Christingles 11 December
Year 5 and 6 had an enjoyable morning making Christingles ready for the school’s service tomorrow. It was difficult to contain their excitement and very noisy.
Dance 29 November
Year 5’s dance routines are coming on nicely. Lots of enthusiasm being shown and some real talent… just in time for Whaplode got talent!
Roman Busts 29 October
Year 5 working well to finish their Connections lesson on Roman busts. Here they have spend time exploring how to draw a portrait and then ‘Romanise them’ by adding key hair styles and features. This culminated in them sculpting their final drawing in the a 3D model.
Roman Town/ Celtic Village 18 October
As the Year 5’s draw to the end of their connections on Roman invasion of Britain, they have spent a very enjoyable and creative morning making various models for their Roman town or Celtic village. Inside many of the buildings were seating, model fires and beds, along with animals and vegetable patches.
Indoor Activities 4 October
Even though the weather changed on us whilst playing Tag Rugby, the ever inventive Miss Cox, treated Year 5 to the Main Hall equipment. Several children reached the top of the ropes and everyone enjoyed the different activities.
Shading 4 October
Year 5’s got to enjoy improving their shading techniques using different grades of pencil. This is building on from last week, when they explored different styles of shading, from cross-hatching through to controlled scribble.
Indoor Exercise 27 September
Unfortunately Tag Rugby was called off today due to bad weather, however the Year 5’s proved they could have just as much fun and exercise indoors, with a variety of fun games.