Online Learning W/C 18.01.2021

This week’s planning will follow in literacy with our new text focus, Varmints ( and our new mini adventure, ‘Who Pays the Price?’

I hope that you are all well and that the online learning has been accessible. If there are resources that are missing or that you can’t open, let me know on the TEAMs chat and as soon as I can, I will rectify this for you. Please could you remind children that they can share the work that they have completed and their ideas regarding a task in the ‘posts’ section as they wish too. This will be an area where sometimes I will be sharing work that we have completed in class too for the children to see. On Tuesday, I will be at forest school with the class and this means that I will not have access to TEAMs to answer the questions you may have. For this day, I have set SPaG and arithmetic tasks that the children can work through and mark themselves. On Wednesday morning at 9am, I will be delivering a LIVE lesson as part of a trial for the school. There will be a ‘code of conduct’ that you will need to read through with your child so they are aware of the rules and the sessions will be recorded – if you don’t want your child on camera, they can keep this off.

Once again, thank you for your understanding and support.

week 3 planning week 3 flipchartMiss Drake

Online Learning W/C 11.01.2021

Dear children and parents/carers,

First of all, thank you for your supportive messages that you have sent over to me – it has been very much appreciated. I hope you are managing to enjoy the weekend and some of the snow we’ve had.

I have attached the weekly overview for next week. Although this isn’t completed, it will give you an idea of the tasks that will be set. Then, as we move forward, I will update the overview on here and in the class resources on TEAMs.  I know that some of the Publisher documents are not opening in TEAMs so I will PDF these – if I haven’t, do let me know (it is possible I will forget). In addition, if possible, the children could use Word Online, which is free, to complete one or two of their pieces of writing, I can then mark this and sent back. If not, I will try and put the points into the feedback section.

I will also be doing starter grids at the beginning of each lesson (the children are used to these) and spelling practise. These will be uploaded into the class files, so they can be accessed at anytime.

If there is anything else you need or additional guidance, do feel free to contact me on TEAMs or Please be mindful that I am teaching the children in school too so may not be an immediate response.

Kind regards,

Miss Drake

week 2 planning

Reading at Home

Dear parents,

Along with homework each week, we ask that your child reads with you at least 3 times during that week. This is very important for their progression throughout the school, not only does it improve their understanding and ability to answer comprehension questions, it widens their vocabulary and understanding of unfamiliar words. Even if they read one page of a book (fiction or non-fiction), ask and discuss questions with your child about the story – this will help them to understand characters and feelings and articulate these. This would be very useful to do at home for their progression in school. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks,

Miss Drake