Life in the Dykes art competition
A massive well done to the following children who won the Water mills and marshes 'Life in the Dykes' art competition. Such a fantastic achievement for Elm Tree to win 4 of the 7 categories!
Year 1 winner - Kobie
Year 2 winner - Demie
Year 4 winner - Lily
Year 6 winner - Harvey
Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition.
Nature Art Competition
Please find below details of an art competition run by Water Mills and Marshes. The competition runs from 9th June until 24th June and is open to children in all year groups.
Details: Inspired by WMM post Week 8: Life in the Dykes. Create a collage of the animals and or plants that live in the dykes of the Broads National Park - it can be a picture of a single animal or the whole habitat the choice is yours.
Materials to Use: Collect a selection of natural materials such as leaves, twigs, flowers, stones, mud, grass from your garden, school or the park and use these to make a collage of "Life in the Dykes". Be creative with these natural materials - some different ideas and techniques are on the website for you to look at.
Prizes: Kindly donated by RSPB - a Minibeast Explorer Pack and pencil case set. There will be a prize for best art work in each year group across all of the schools that are taking part. Winners will be announced on the 29th of June.
If your child is interested in taking part, please take a photograph of their collage (please do not include your child in the photograph) and email to Mrs Oldman, along with your child's name and year group, by 23rd June.
Enjoy getting creative!
Staying Safe in the Sun and Near Water
With the government guidance to spend time outside, we should all be looking at staying safe in the sun and near the broads or the sea. Use the link below to find activities and information for you and your family.
The Wildlife Trusts' 30 Days Wild Challenge
This June, why not join thousands of people taking part in the annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! The Wildlife Trust want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and the planet. Sign up as a family and get a free, downloadable pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June and beyond!
Online Home Learning Resources
The links below are some of the fantastic resources our teachers have been researching. These are a mixture of online lessons, videos to support learning and games and activities.
Some of the links will take you to daily learning sites which are streamed each day. If you find anything useful, which we have not included, please share the link via email to Mrs Burton:
BBC Bitesize (from April 20th)
BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will host Bitesize Daily. These are six different 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group, from ages five to 14, and for pupils throughout the UK. Experts and teachers will be involved, covering what should be learned that day for the different year groups and key stages. Maths, Science and English will be covered in dedicated programmes, and other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art will also be covered.
Nicola Roberts Home Web
We have signed up to the use of this site until mid-May. It has some great reading tasks linked with subjects the children are covering in History and Geography. The username is: sch355 and the password is writing. Work can be completed online or printed out.
Oxford Owl eBook Library
A KS1 resource so that children do not lose those all important reading skills they have developed. If you are unsure which level your child needs to read, please email their class teacher.
Third Space Maths
Third Space Learning provide maths support to our school including access to downloadable resources on the Third Space Maths Hub. In an effort to help share teaching resources with parents, you are now able to join our school’s Maths Hub account.
To access school resources for your child:
1. Visit the Maths Hub Registration Page using Google Chrome, Safari or Edge
Head to mathshub.thirdspacelearning.com and click on ‘Register for Free’ in the top right hand
2 Under ‘Job Title’ select ‘Parent’
3 Enter your child’s school’s postcode and select the school name from the list
4 Enter your email and create a password
TSL have grouped together a number of resources that are recommended based on what pupils have been learning this term in class. You can find them under the ‘Home Learning’ category when you go to the resource library. We hope you will find these helpful when learning from home.
This is a higher level maths site 11-16 year olds. It is free at the moment and is suitable for Year 6 and pupils who love challenging maths.
This site has lots of maths games and activities which you can enjoy as a family.