Another busy week!

We have had another busy week in Badgers. We have been particularly proud of our focus in Maths this week and our brilliant application letters to be a pirate. We had a lot of fun creating our pirate names. Remember to tell your families what they are! I wonder if we will be accepted…

We also had fun learning how to use a compass and exploring the Hamsey grounds and our drawings of parrots are so colourful!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Zoom Curriculum letter meeting on Tuesday at 4:00. πŸ™‚

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Take care and enjoy the sunny weekend. πŸ™‚

Hello lovely Badgers!

Well, what a wonderful week it has been – seeing you all looking so fresh and ready for the new term. πŸ™‚

We have been very busy already and have started our new topic ‘Take One: Treasure’. We have been thinking about what we treasure the most and have created wonderful sketches, collages and poems inspired by this theme. We have also begun to think about our History topic ‘Pirates’ and what we would like to research.

One of our favourite afternoon activities was taking part in a ‘Hamsey Treasure Hunt’. It was great fun exploring the grounds and finding all our favourite places again on the field.

Look at the beautiful treasures that we found!

Here is the curriculum letter overview for you to read and the homework grid.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and are looking forward to seeing you next week and completing our ‘Design a boat’ challenge. πŸ™‚

I wonder if the pirates will be satisfied with our designs?

Take care

From Mrs Shinebourne πŸ™‚

Welcome Back!

We are so looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! We hope that you have had a wonderful summer holiday and are looking forward to catching up with your friends. πŸ™‚

Our new topic is called Take One: Treasure. I wonder what you will think is a treasure… What do you treasure the most?

Well, enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Take care

from

Mrs Shinebourne

Sunday 19th July 2020 :)

Summer SnoopyHello lovely Badgers! Well we only have two more days until the Summer holidays begin. I can’t believe how quickly this term has gone. I hope that you have had a good week and that you have enjoyed your weekend as well.

Last week at school we found out about Ancient Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses. We really enjoyed seeing the similarities between these two fascinating periods in history.

I am going to give you some different maths this week to do for Monday and Tuesday.

I would like you to have a go at some of these symmetry activities and have a go at an art activity linked to 2D shape. I hope that you enjoy these visual maths activities. πŸ™‚

Click on the linksΒ below to complete the symmetry work:

Symmetry Powerpoint

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The second activity is one that we are doing tomorrow. Read the PPT and information sheet about Matisse and then have a go at creating your own Matisse style collage using different 2D shapes. You could cut or tear the paper – your choice. How many different 2D shapes can you include in your picture? Have fun creating! πŸ™‚

Click on the links to find out about Matisse and be inspired:

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Remember to find a moment to congratulate yourselves for all the amazing things that you have achieved this year! This year has certainly had its ups and downs but through it all I have loved keeping in touch with you and your families and hearing about all your news. πŸ™‚

Thank you brilliant Badgers and your families for all your amazing positivity and support. I am so proud of you all and so looking forward to seeing you all in September. In the meantime, have a wonderful Summer holiday – relax and enjoy. πŸ™‚

I read a poem the other day by Lemn Sissay that made me smile – I hope you like it too. πŸ™‚

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Together we have taken it ‘One day at a time’ – I can’t wait to see you in September – remember to keep shining! πŸ™‚

Shine Bright star

From Mrs Shinebourne πŸ™‚

 

Sunday 12th July 2020 :)

Snoopy with planetsHello lovely Badgers! I hope you are all havingΒ  a great weekend. Yesterday, we went for a walk around Barcombe and today I have been gardening. πŸ™‚

We had a lovely surprise at Hamsey this week when a hamper gift was delivered to the Office – thank you so much for our wonderful gifts. πŸ™‚ It has been such a treat having yummy biscuits at break and delicious tea bags to dunk! We all really appreciate it! πŸ™‚

This week we have been taking a ‘giant leap’ into Space at school. We have all really enjoyed finding out facts about our Solar System and reading about Neil Armstrong.

We made papier mache planets and painted them, created aliens out of clay, designed our own planets and listened to ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst. As we listened to the music we drew the Solar System using pastels. What a busy week! I have included a couple of links to videos about Space that you may like to look up – we all really enjoyed listening to these songs.

Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZXRh74WU

Well, here are the White Rose activities for this week. Last week we enjoyed discovering the temperature of each planet. Maybe you could do this as well. πŸ™‚

Year 4:

Video link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4

Lesson 1 – Interpret charts 2020

Lesson 1 Answers – Interpret charts

Lesson 2 – Comparison sum and difference

Lesson 2 Answers – Comparison sum and difference

Lesson 3 – Introducing line graphs

Lesson 3 Answers – Introducing line graphs

Lesson 4 – Line graphs

Lesson 4 Answers – Line graphs

Year 5:

Video link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 1 – Measuring with a protractor (2)

Lesson 1 Answers – Measuring with a protractor (2)

Lesson 2 – Drawing lines and angles accurately

Lesson 2 Answers – Drawing lines and angles accurately

Lesson 3 – Calculating angles on a straight line

Lesson 3 Answers – Calculating angles on a straight line

Lesson 4 – Calculating angles around a point

Lesson 4 Answers – Calculating angles around a point

I hope that you have a really good week. πŸ™‚

Please do keep messaging me on Purple Mash and letting me know what you are up to.

I will be thinking of you lots. I can’t believe that we are nearly at the summer holidays. πŸ™‚

Rise and shine

From Mrs Shinebourne πŸ™‚

Sunday 5th July 2020 :)

Sleepy Badger

Hello lovely Badgers! How are you all? I hope you all had a good week. We had a good week at school with the Year 3 children coming back to school – it was great to see them! We also said goodbye to our amazing Year 6 children. Their speeches were a joy to listen to and made us all cry both tears of joy and sadness to see them leave. We wish them every happiness on their next adventure. πŸ™‚

One of the lovely Year 3 children suggested we do an activity on YouTube called ‘Draw with Rob’ – it was brilliant!

I have included the link so that you can do these drawing activities as well. We all did drawings of this incredible cute dinosaur – I hope you have fun. There are lots of other drawings that you can do. I know that some of you have done one of the drawings as part of a Guinness World Record attempt: your drawings of the whales were amazing. πŸ™‚

 

Well here are the White Rose Maths lessons for this week:

Year 4:

Video link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4

Lesson 1 – Pounds and pence

Lesson 1 Answers – Pounds and pence

Lesson 2 – Ordering money

Lesson 2 Answers – Ordering money

Lesson 3 – Estimating money

Lesson 3 Answers – Estimating money

Lesson 4 – Four operations

Lesson 4 Answers – Four operations

 

Year 5:

Video Link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 1 – Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places

Lesson 1 Answers – Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places

Lesson 2 – Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places

Lesson 2 Answers – Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places

Lesson 3 – Multiplying decimals by 10 100 and 1000

Lesson 3 Answers – Multiplying decimals by 10 100 and 1000

Lesson 4 – Dividing decimals by 10 100 and 1000

Lesson 4 Answers -Dividing decimals by 10 100 and 1000

I’ll be thinking of you Badgers this week and I am looking forward to hearing from you throughout the week. I wonder what you will get up to this week?

I know some of you are baking rhubarb crumbles, cycling, playing football and hiking up the Downs. It sounds like lots of fun. Some of you have started reading Agatha Christie novels, Tom Gates and Anne Frank’s diary. You never cease to amaze me with all your adventures and truly inspire me!

Take care BadgersΒ  – I am really looking forward to seeing more of you soon. πŸ™‚

Snoopy smiling

From Mrs Shinebourne πŸ™‚

Sunday June 28th 2020 :)

Snoopy sunsnoopy in rain

Hello lovely Badgers! What a strange week we have had… I have loved the sunshine but also really enjoyed the thunder and lightning as well! I love a good storm! πŸ™‚

How are all of you? I know that lots of you have been outside enjoying the sunshine and it has been wonderful to hear from lots of you on Purple Mash again.

In school we have been studying the food chains that are in our Hamsey habitat. One of our fellow Badgers found some great games on BBCbitesize about food chains – we think you will really like it. Follow the link to play the games. πŸ™‚

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q

There are also some great activities on Purple Mash in Science about food chains. Just search food chains in Science and have some fun: we especially enjoyed the quiz. πŸ™‚

Well, here are the White Rose activities for the week. I’m so impressed that lots of you are still working on the MyMaths work as well. πŸ™‚

Year 4:

Video Link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4

Lesson 1 – Write decimals 2020

Lesson 1 Answers – Write decimals 2020

Lesson 2 – Compare decimals 2020

Lesson 2 Answers – Compare decimals 2020

Lesson 3 – Order decimals 2020

Lesson 3 Answers – Order decimals 2020

Lesson 4 – Round decimals 2020

Lesson 4 Answers – Round decimals 2020

Year 5:

Video Link:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 1 – Understand percentages 2019

Lesson 1 Answers – Understand percentages 2019

Lesson 2 – Percentages as fractions and decimals 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Percentages as fractions and decimals 2019

Lesson 3 – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places 2020

Lesson 3 Answers – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places 2020

Lesson 4 – Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places 2020

Lesson 4 Answers – Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places 2020

I hope that you all have a fantastic week – I miss you lots and am looking forward to hearing from you in the week. πŸ™‚

Take care

Shine Bright star

Mrs Shinebourne πŸ™‚

 

Sunday 21st June 2020 :)

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Hello brilliant Badgers! Where are the weeks going? It has been so lovely to hear from lots of you this week and to see some of you at school. I am missing you all lots and it really makes my week hearing all about your news.

At school we have been continuing our work looking at the Hamsey habitat and next week we are going to be taking a closer look at an animal that lives in our school grounds and compare it to our favourite animal. I would love you to post or email some facts that you have found out about your favourite animal. I’m thinking I might be learning about horses, cats, tigers, storks, grass snakes … Oh the list is endless!

One of our fellow Badgers has been to visit The Knepp Estate and seen the storks flying and spotted a Purple Emperor Butterfly, Roe Deer and a Grass snake – how exciting. You can read their post on our Hamsey Badgers blog. Another fellow Badger has spotted a badger in their garden in the day time! What a treat!Purple Emperor Apatura iris

It’s great to see so many of you enjoying the activities on Purple Mash. We have been learning how to use the Music app and I know that lots of you are enjoying creating games for each other to play. I have also been impressed to hear that lots of you are continuing to practise your musical instruments. I know that my daughter has loved playing her guitar and recording her singing to share with our friends and family. I would love to hear your recordings if you have made them – remember you can email them to the Hamsey office.

Well, here are the White Rose maths activities and I have also included some reading comprehensions and the topic overview again this week in case any other of you need some more ideas of things to do.

Take One Step project ideas 3.4.5

Reading Comprehensions:

Heracles Stage 4 Comp – Comprehension Pack

Icarus Stage 4 Comp – Comprehension Pack

Persephone Stage 4 Comp – Comprehension Pack

Perseus Stage 4 Comp – Comprehension Pack (1)

Theseus Stage 4 Comp – Comprehension Pack

White Rose maths activities:

Year 4:

Video Link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4

Lesson 1 – Tenths as decimals 2019

Lesson 1 Answers – Tenths as decimals 2019

Lesson 2 – Dividing 1-digit by 10 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Dividing 1-digit by 10 2019

Lesson 3 – Hundredths as decimals 2019

Lesson 3 Answers – Hundredths as decimals 2019

Lesson 4 – Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred 2019

Lesson 4 Answers – Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred 2019

 

Year 5:

Video Link:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 1 – Decimals as fractions (2) 2019

Lesson 1 Answers – Decimals as fractions (2) 2019

Lesson 2 – Understand thousandths 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Understand thousandths 2019

Lesson 3 – Rounding decimals 2019

Lesson 3 Answers – Rounding decimals 2019

Lesson 4 – Order and compare decimals 2019

Lesson 4 Answers – Order and compare decimals 2019

 

Well, I hope that you all have a great week. I will be thinking of you lots. πŸ™‚

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Take care and looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Mrs Shinebourne πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

Friday 12th June 2020 :)

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Hello lovely Badgers! I hope you all had a good week. It was great to read your messages on Purple Mash this week. Thank you. πŸ™‚

This photo made me smile. I hope you like it. πŸ™‚

In school we have been ‘Taking One Step Closer’ and exploring the Hamsey garden. We have taken close up videos of bugs and birds and plan to create a ‘Mindful Moment’ video inspired by Springwatch. Here is one of their ‘Mindful Moments’ for you and your family:

https://en-gb.facebook.com/BBCSpringwatch/videos/686803485497728/

I know that some of you are watching Springwatch at home. Maybe you could create a video of the wildlife in your patch as well. I would love to see them. You could send them to the Hamsey Office. πŸ™‚

In the meantime, have a look at this video from Springwatch that made us smile. It’s called ‘If animals could sing like humans’. πŸ™‚

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08gjgvw

So here are the White Rose activities for this week. We have been doing the maths at school and it’s great to hear that lots of you are doing them at home. πŸ™‚

Year 4:

Video Link:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Lesson 1 – Add 2 or more fractions 2019

Lesson 1 Answers – Add 2 or more fractions 2019

Lesson 2 – Subtract 2 fractions 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Subtract 2 fractions 2019

Lesson 3 – Fractions of a quantity 2019

Lesson 3 Answers – Fractions of a quantity 2019

Lesson 4 – Calculate quantities 2019

Lesson 4 Answers – Calculate quantities 2019

Year 5:

Video Link:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 1 – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by integers

Lesson 1 Answers – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by integers

Lesson 2 – Multiply mixed numbers by integers 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Multiply mixed numbers by integers 2019

Lesson 3 – Fractions of an amount 2019

Lesson 3 Answers – Fractions of an amount 2019

Lesson 4 – Fractions as operators 2019

Lesson 4 Answers – Fractions as operators 2019

I hope you all have a great weekend. I think it might be a snuggly weekend – the weather looks a bit chilly. Whatever you do I hope that you enjoy it. I am thinking of you lots. πŸ™‚

Remember that you can keep messaging me through Purple Mash. It was great to see so many of you creating and playing games together on Purple Mash. πŸ™‚

Take care

Shine Bright star

Mrs Shinebourne πŸ™‚

 

Sunday 7th June 2020:)

Snoopy helloWell it has been a busy week and it has been lovely to read your posts on the Purple Mash blog. I hope that you have been enjoying the activities on the new topic overview ‘Take One Step’ and the amazing sun at the beginning of the week. Wasn’t it strange feeling cold again after such a lot of sunny weather?

At school we did some super art work based on the rainbow images of Quentin Blake.

If you haven’t done this activity yet I would really recommend it – it was good fun.

Here is an example of his art work. This one was our favourite:

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Well, here are the White Rose activities for Yr4 and Yr5 for the week and of courseΒ the answers as well. We are working on the Week 5 activities:

Year 4:

Follow the link for the videos:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Lesson 1 – Recognise tenths and hundredths 2019

Lesson 1 Answers – Recognise tenths and hundredths 2019

Lesson 2 – Equivalent fractions (1) 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Equivalent fractions (1) 2019

Lesson 3 – Equivalent fractions (2) 2019

Lesson 3 Answers – Equivalent fractions (2) 2019

Lesson 4 – Fractions greater than 1 2019

Lesson 4 Answers – Fractions greater than 1 2019

 

Year 5:

Follow the link for the videos:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 1 – Add and subtract fractions 2019

Lesson 1 Answers – Add and subtract fractions 2019

Lesson 2 – Add fractions 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Add fractions 2019

Lesson 3 – Add mixed numbers 2019

Lesson 3 Answers – Add mixed numbers 2019

Lesson 4 – Subtract mixed numbers 2019

Lesson 4 Answers – Subtract mixed numbers 2019

Remember that the Friday activity is linked to BBCBitesize.

I hope you all have a fantastic week of home learning Badgers. I miss you lots. I will post in the middle of the week on Purple Mash again. πŸ™‚

I thought you might like to see this photo from my window – last night there were two beautiful rainbows in the sky. It was really magical. πŸ™‚ My photo doesn’t do it justice. I wonder if you saw the rainbows as well.

Take care

From Mrs Shinebourne πŸ™‚

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