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Weekly Feedback - Orchids

Week 1

 

Hello Orchids! Thank you to all of you that have emailed in some work for us to see. It has been great to see what you have being getting up to, including those of you that have been doing some extra curricular work - like the person that sent an encouraging poster to the people working at their local Co-op and received a thank you gift of some sweeties in return. Well done for being so kind and thoughtful!

 

English

 

Thank you for the interesting instructions I have seen. Now I know how to look after a robot... and a cat! Remember to use capital letters for each new instruction and use time conjunctions to make the order of instructions clear.

 

Maths

 

Keep practising your times tables! Remember it's important to know these for a lot of areas of maths. A good knowledge of times tables also helps us to understand division, so practice, practice, practice! One good way is to play the throw and catch game where each person says the next number in a times table as they catch the ball.

 

I look forward to seeing what you send in next week. Keep up the good work and remember to email in any work that you complete.smiley

 

Mr Bradshaw and Mrs Buckingham

Week 4

 

We have missed seeing some of the lovely work you've been doing at home, remember to send in what you complete!

 

However, I have really enjoyed reading some of your english work. "Holy character descriptions, Batman!" (One for the parents...) Keep remembering to use those expanded noun phrases. If you have happened to describe a villain this week, you are a week ahead! Super work and I love the mind control ideas (we need to use some of that as teachers), but remeber to go back next week and complete the work for Week 4 to describe a hero...

 

Maths

 

I have learnt something this week; how to make an angle checker! What a simple and useful little tool. Keep looking for right angles in the workd around you and remember the other categories you saw this week too: accute angles = less than 90 degrees; and abtuse angles = greater than 90 but less than 180 degrees.

 

Take care and stay safe!

Week 5

 

English

 

I have seen some excellent work in English this week - what incredible imaginations you must have to create these outstanding villain character descriptions. We've had powers such as mind control, invisibility and super strength being used... but for evil! MMWWAAAHHAAAHHAAA!

Ahem, sorry about that... I got carried away.

Please remember to use a comma between adjectives in expanded noun phrases and to choose a sensible comparison when you create a simile (e.g. "as fast as a bullet" is good, "as fast as a tree" is NOT GOOD).

 

Maths

 

Well done with your maths this week. Keep looking out for parallel and perpendicular lines around your homes and try not to forget: parallel lines will NEVER meet and perpendicular lines ALWAYS meet at right angles (90 degrees). Look at the artist Mondrian to see how he has used parallel and perpendicular lines in his work.

 

Keep working hard and being good, all the best!

Mr Bradshaw & Mrs Buckingham.

Week 6

 

Maths

 

Well done everyone with your work exploring 2-D and 3-D- shapes. There has been lots of facts to remember about the different shape's properties. Always remember: when thinking about symmetry, a mirror line will ALWAYS reflect at right angles (90 degrees or perpendicular) to the mirror line. This never changes.

 

English

 

Some fantastic action scenes have been produced and I have to say I have enjoyed reading them. Will Traction Man be able to defeat the evil bubbles or not!? What a story! One particular child also finished their action scene on a cliffhanger (the emojis began to take over the page...), what a great way to end! Well done! Please remember to check your spellings carefully as you write and remember to cover the basics of capital letters at the start of sentences and for names.

 

RE

 

I have also so enjoyed learning about how Christmas is celebrated in Latvia! Thank you for a great explanation and the pies looked delicious.

 

Well done everyone and keep up the good work!

 

Mr Bradshaw and Mrs Buckingham.

Week 7

 

Maths

 

Well done everyone for your hard work on reading scales. Remember, when you are working something out on a scale, look at the "interval value" first, then you can calculate what the arrow is actually showing!

 

English

 

Well done for working hard on your letter writing this week. Please remember that a subordinate clause adds extra information to the main clause and use conjunctions such as: when, if, because, although.

 

Keep trying hard at home and remember you can email in any work that you want us to see.

 

Mr Bradshaw & Mrs Buckingham

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