We have set this page up to support the home learning your child should do in their first couple of days of having to isolate following a "bubble closure".
Of course, no one wants this, but we must do our best to ensure children continue to do their best and remain in their learning mindset. We do not want the children to slip behind at this time. As a result, we do expect the children to do as much of the work as they can, but only if they are well enough to complete the work.
We would like evidence of the completed work to be emailed to their class teacher (this can be photographs or scans). The class email address is "classname"@orchardjunior.com so Mrs Knight's Class is
Children can stay in touch through their class emails and blogs on purple mash.
Reading books can be read through our online library.
Times tables can be continued to be practised through Times Tables Rock Stars.
Links to all of these are at the bottom of this page.
The literacy task we'd like you to do is based on a "Desert Island".
Day 1: What would you expect to find on a desert island? The task sheet has some pictures to inspire you. We'd then like you to draw a map of the island from above on a big sheet of paper. The task sheet tells you more.
Day 2: We'd like you to write a story based on an adventure of being stranded on your island that you designed yesterday! Think carefully about the beginning, middle and end of your story. What have you been learning recently in literacy that you can include to show off what you've learnt? The task sheet tells you more.
In Maths, we'd like you to take part in a couple of investigations.
Day 1: We'd like you to do an explosive maths investigation. Have a look at the task sheet and come up with as many possibilities as you can.
Day 2: There is separate investigations for Lower School (Years 3 and 4) and Upper School (Years 5 and 6). They are all to do with aliens, of course!
We change our shoes and clothing depending upon the weather and where we are going. Wearing the flippers to West Quay would not be the best idea! Changing things to suit the environment is called ADAPTATION.
We'd like you to do a mini-project on adaptation. Watch the video (on BBC Teach - it's a good long one), then have a good look at the task sheet.
Wonderful Wellies: In Autumn and Winter we make much more use of our wellies,
but their design is usually very boring indeed. This is your chance to be creative...
Draw and create your own design. There is a template here is you need one, or just draw your own. How will you colour it? Pencils and Pens? Paints? Collage? Your creative choice...
Or instead you could:
With someone at home's help, clean up and old pair that you no longer need in your house and find ways to redecorate them!
Be imaginative and have fun!
Want to stay in contact?
To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.
You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname"@orchardjunior.com.
Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you.
As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.
Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!