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Monday 6th July

 

Dear St John,

 

Can you believe it’s July? It doesn’t seem that long since we were busy learning all of the songs and lines for our wonderful Nativity and now we only have two weeks of the school year! I am missing you all so much and can’t wait until we can welcome you back to school.

 

Great Science work last week Finley! I am so impressed by the detail of your diagram showing the life cycle of a shark. You taught me lots of new facts. I didn’t know that the shark eggs hatch while still in the female’s body – very interesting!

 

This week you will be continuing your learning on Multiplication and Division in Maths. There are lots of interactive games you can play to practise these topics here: https://www.smartboardingschool.com/multiplication-6---8

 

 In English, you will be retrieving information from the story ‘The Odyssey’ and writing a recount. A recount is when you tell someone about an event or experience. You can find out more about recounts here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/zgfhcj6

 

If you need any support with your work or you’d like to share anything with me, let me know.

 

Have a lovely week,

 

Miss Rees

Monday 29th June

 

Dear St John,

 

How are you? What have you been doing recently to keep yourselves busy? Has anyone taken on any new challenges? I have been so impressed with the work you have been doing, you have all shown great focus and resilience throughout the school closure and I am so proud of you!

 

Did you manage to enjoy the amazing (very hot) sunshine we had last week? We have had such a mix of weather lately, from boiling hot sunshine to loud thunderstorms. Although I do love seeing the rainbows that appear after the storms - I saw the brightest I’d ever seen this week.  It was beautiful. I found this article about lightening and rainbows occurring at the same time, it’s very interesting. Check it out and let me know what you think too!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53049182

 

 

This week in Maths you will be challenging yourselves with activities relating to the 3 and 4 times tables. You can test yourself on your times table facts using this game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

In English you will write a Non-Chronological Text. You have all created brilliant Non-Chronological Texts about ‘The Great Fire of London’ before so I know that the writing you produce this week will be just as great and I can’t wait to read what you do.

 

Keep sharing your wonderful work and news; I love to hear from you.

 

Stay safe and take care,


Miss Rees

Monday 22nd June

 

Dear St John,

How are you? I hope you have been managing to get outside for some fresh air and exercise in between the downpours and showers that we have had this week!

 

Thank you for your photos Finley! I was very interested by the frogs you have. How have you been taking care of them? I was also VERY impressed by your running record - I wish I could run 6 miles! Well done, it is really important to keep our bodies fit and active at the moment. I have been trying to run too but I am not sure I would manage 6 miles like you! What has everyone else been doing to keep fit and healthy?

 

This week’s oak national lessons will focus on Non-Chronological Reports in English and adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers in Maths. I hope you are enjoying these online lessons – they are like being back in class with a teacher talking directly to you!

 

I am so proud of how patient you have been throughout the school closure to keep yourselves safe. Please continue to send me photos of your work and let me know what you’re up to as I love to hear from you.

 

Take care,

Miss Rees

Monday 15th June

 

Dear St John,

 

I am missing you all lots! I hope you are all feeling good and still enjoying the home learning that I have been setting you. Have you got any news you’d like to share? I have been busy still trying to perfect my cookie making. They keep turning out a little squidgy but still quite tasty and perfect with a cup of tea. Has anyone else been baking or practising their cooking skills?

 

If you have any questions about the work I have set, please let me know.

 

Stay safe and keep positive!

Miss Rees

 

Monday 8th June

 

Dear St John,

 

Mrs Geary and I miss you lots. We love seeing the work you have done and photos of you smiling. Thank you all for being so patient throughout all the changes that have taken place and doing your very best to keep yourselves and your families safe. We are so proud of you. 

 

I hope you enjoy our new topics this half term. I have lots of interesting activities to share with you. Keep up your hard work with your home learning and if you want to show me anything or tell me some news, please do get in touch.

 

Take care,

 

Miss Rees

Monday 1st June

 

Hello St John,

 

I hope you had a wonderful Half Term break and were able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine! I hope everyone is feeling good and I am so proud of everything you have been busy doing at home.

 

I have been so impressed with the pictures of the work that has been sent to me. Your map was great, Abbie, I really liked how much detail you included in your illustrations of the different landmarks and the key you included to label them. Well done!

 

I was also super impressed with your painting of Westminster in the style of Monet, Finley. You really tried to use his style and technique with the reflections of the landmarks in the Thames, great job!

 

Keep up your brilliant work St John. I can’t wait to see and hear more from you soon. Mrs Geary and I miss you lots.

 

Take care,

 

Miss Rees

Monday 18th May

 

Hello St John,

 

How is everyone? I hope you are feeling good and well. Thank you for the wonderful work that you have sent to me this week, it is such a pleasure to see what you have been busy doing.

 

I loved the picture of me dressed as Batgirl, Matilde – there was so much detail in your drawing. It is also great to hear that you have been doing some meditation at home too. It is really important that we keep our minds and bodies healthy at the moment.

At school we enjoy doing Cosmic Kids Yoga (https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga). Perhaps you could give this a try too.

 

Thank you for sharing your brilliant research too Michael. I like how you have included different drawings of London Landmarks in your picture and you taught me lots of new facts - I didn’t know the BT Tower was 190m high. Super work, well done!

 

Alongside your home learning work, how else are you keeping busy? This week I challenged myself to bake some cookies. The white chocolate ones were my favourite.

 

Remember you can share any news with me or send me photos of your work. Mrs Geary and I love hearing from you.

Stay safe and take care,

Miss Rees

Monday 11th May

 

Hello St John,

 

How are you? I hope everyone is keeping happy, healthy and safe at home. Mrs Geary and I are really missing you but love hearing about all the wonderful ways you are keeping busy and the things you are learning at home.

 

I hope that you have all been able to access the home learning activities as best as you are able to. It is great that you can tune into the daily lessons on Oak National Academy and have your own lesson at home, just like we would at school! Are you enjoying the activities I have been setting you about our new topic ‘London’? We are so lucky to live in such a diverse, exciting and vibrant city. What are the most interesting things you have learnt about London so far?

 

It is great to see photos of the excellent things you are doing. Please send me an email or a letter if you have anything you’d like to share or if you have any questions to ask and I will get back to you.

 

Take care,

 

Miss Rees

Monday 4th May

 

Dear St John,

 

Thank you to those of you that sent emails in response to my message last week. It was so great to hear from you and see the wonderful work that you have been doing. You really put a great, big smile on my face. Please continue to share the brilliant things you are doing at home.

 

You have been very creative, Theo. I really loved the Easter kite and puppet you made. It was so great to see you keeping up with your reading too. ‘Going on a bear hunt’ is one of my favourite books. Perhaps you could use your actions to retell the story to your family?

 

Thank you for your pictures Abbie. I can’t wait to try Art Hub at school too. I will certainly post a photo of my painting when it’s complete; I’m almost done! It was great to see that you are still enjoying poetry. It is one of our favourite things to do in St John Class. Can you spot the rhyming pairs in your poem? What do you notice about where they are? Has anyone else read any poems recently that they would recommend?

 

You have also been very busy completing lots of activities, Yara. Well done. I particularly liked your character description about Annika. It was very detailed and I learned lots about her. She is such a worrier. Maybe you could write a story all about your character too?

 

Mrs Geary and I are missing you lots but are so proud of you all staying safe at home. We hope you have been enjoying the different home learning activities we have set for you. If you have any questions about your home learning or you want to share your work or news, please send an email or a letter as I would love to hear from you.

 

Take care,

 

Miss Rees

Monday 27th April

 

Hello St John’s Class,

 

I am so lucky and excited that I have been given the chance to write to all of you. I will be writing a weekly post to keep in touch with you and keep up to date with everything you are doing at home. If you would like to tell me anything or show me any of the amazing home learning that you have been completing then you can write a letter addressed to me via the school or send an email to me via school’s admin address. I would love to hear your news so please do get in touch.

 

It is a very unusual time for all of us but I have really enjoyed trying different activities to keep myself busy. I have been doing lots of reading and have recently finished my book so if anyone has any book recommendations, please let me know. I have also started running which is something I have never done before. I have challenged myself to work up to completing a 10km run and I am getting better and better the more I practise. However, my favourite way to keep busy at the moment is painting.  I love sitting in a calm, quiet place and concentrating on it. Have you been doing any new or interesting activities at home?

 

I hope you are enjoying the activities that I have been setting you on the website. If you have any questions about your learning then you can ask me those in your letters or emails too.

 

I can’t wait to hear from you!

Have a great week,

 

Miss Rees

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