Teachers – Miss Loades & Mrs Whyte

Update (27.03.20)

Good morning Mercury class, sorry for the delay in updating, but I’ve been experiencing internet issues.

I know the current situation is one which is new and different but please try and approach home learning with a positive attitude. Find a routine and daily activities that works for you and your family situation, Please make sure you keep up with the habit of reading, practising spellings and working on number skills (using home learning packs/times tables packs/Numbots/TT Rockstars) regularly. Mr Roberts has set up Nessy for all pupils to use; this will adapt to your individual spelling needs. To log in go to www.nessy.com, type in schools secret word tallestpasty, click on login, begin to type in surname and your name will pop up.

Physical and mental well-being is just as important to academic learning. If you are staying at home more than you usually would, it might feel more difficult than usual to take care of your mental health and wellbeing. Remember to get physical activity every day and eat well (Including fruit and vegetables). If you have a garden, try and get fresh air where possible. Remember this is new for adults as well. Try and help them out around the house, listen and help with tidying up (you all do it well for me at school). As well as the above please remember to relax.

There are lots of different ways that you can relax, take notice of the present moment and use your creative side. These include:

  • arts and crafts, such as drawing, painting, collage, sewing, craft kits or upcycling
  • colouring
  • mindfulness activities (I’ll add more on this next week)
  • playing musical instruments, singing or listening to music
  • writing
  • yoga (I’ll add more on this next week)
  • meditation (I’ll add more on this next week).

24.3.2020 Morning Mercury class!

I hope you are all finding creative ways to keep busy at home. Tasks in your home-school learning pack should be well underway and should provide materials to work on right up until the Easter break. There are links below to useful websites where you can revise aspects of your learning this year, or perhaps find other activities that you would enjoy learning from. I will continue to add to the links below over the coming days. Please let the office know if you need a home-school learning pack.

Stay active – every morning at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a PE session for children on Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

Museums are also giving virtual tours. which one did you enjoy the most? http:// https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/

On this website is a selection of Zoo’s so you can watch what is happening to look after the animals. https://www.holidaypirates.com/travel-magazine/13-zoos-that-offer-live-streams-see-giraffes-koalas-pandas-tigers-penguins-more_35765

Lego have also got a 30 days challenge. I know most of you have Lego at home, if you decide to take on the challenge I look forward to seeing your creations.

19th March 2020

Home Learning

I am putting together some home learning ideas for you to use in these unprecedented time. I am trying to keep activities as practical as possible so you don’t necessarily need to use a computer and print anything out. Please keep checking back here for updates and new information. However, our main sources of communication will come from the office. Here are some resources online resources that can be used along side the packs that were sent home with children this week.

English- Here is the BBC bitesize page for some English activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

Maths- Feel free to play other games from these websites but stick to consolidating learning. I have attached the Maths Grid from your packs

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

Don’t forget daily https://ttrockstars.com/ passwords are in your packs

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button    

Maths homework grid

Class Brochure Mercury Spring 2020

We have been enjoying using songs to learn in Maths. here we are doing actions for Roman Numerals.

Click here to view the YouTube clip

For Poetry day we wrote poetry about chocolate. We used our senses to describe the Cadbury’s hero we had and then made our own poem based on Chocolate by Michael Rosen