Welcome to the Beaver Class page
Class Teacher: Mr Bradley
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Griffith
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Please check this landing page regularly as there is LOTS we need to communicate to you in this final term.
Next up, look out for an invitation to a Zoom meeting where we will rehearse and record some songs for our Leaver's Service video. First time in ages that we will all be together. Watch this space!
This week's remote learning is all themed around transition to secondary school. Links to the secondary schools and other useful advice can be found by following the link to "week beginning 29th June"
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In the Time of Pandemic
And the people stayed home.
And read books and listened, and rested and exercised,
and made art and played games,
and learned new ways of being and were still.
And listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless and heartless ways the earth began to heal.
There are 86,400 gifts that God gives us every day. Or 1440 gifts if you prefer minutes to seconds. Within that span, what can we ‘spare’ to give back to God?
Suppose if someone said to you, ‘I have no time for God. Literally. Don’t get me wrong, I wish there were a ten- or twenty-minute space in my daily life, but there just isn’t. When I wake up, I drink my cup of tea, check my messages, listen to the news, get up, wash and dress, snatch a breakfast, go to school or work, do some chores, have dinner, check messages, chat on social media, relax by the TV and then collapse into bed exhausted. I wish there were time to pray for myself and others. I’d even like to meditate, but there just isn’t time.’ How would you respond? ‘Me, too,’ is not the best answer.
Let us suppose that somehow or other we did manage to find ten of those 1400 minutes. We could sing (out loud or to ourselves) a verse or two from a hymn of praise for one minute, and we could spend another minute thinking about the words we have just sung. We could say the Lord’s prayer slowly and thoughtfully in the next minute. During the next sixty seconds we could go back over the past twenty-four hours and think of the good moments, and say ‘Thank you Lord.’ Then spend sixty seconds on things that went not so well and that perhaps we need to say sorry for. Then sixty seconds remembering friends and family and stresses they may be having. One minute for prayer for the sick and needy everywhere,. Then ask for God’s blessing on your present needs in the day or days ahead. Pray, ‘Come, Holy Spirit’ and stay silent and listen. Jesus said, ‘My peace I give to you.’ Enter into that peace. You might just find that these become the most important ten minutes of your day. Try it. This is a very worrying time for each of us and prayer has never been more important, don't you think? And maybe, in this time of school closures and self isolation, we can make more of an effort to prayer and ask for God's guidance.
Father God, in this extraordinary time, help us to make You central to our day. Help us manage our concerns and worries. Make us more like Jesus in our interaction with other people and help us to recognise that self isolation is an opportunity to be closer to You and our families. Amen.
Our English topic this term consists of:
Studying the Titanic is a new topic for the school and is founded around a significant event in British History. We will be looking at the sinking of the Titanic historically and as inspiration for our writing. We will be immersing ourselves as passengers and writing about our experiences as first, second or third class passengers.
Using real passenger identities, we will look at chronological reports, newspaper reports, diary writing and biographies. We will also debate who was at fault for the disaster. We will be reading, Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo and dip into other texts such as I was there : Titanic and Voices of the Titanic.
We strongly encourage the class to be reading extensively to build up vocabulary and ability to understand what we have read. Similarly, spellings and SPaG are big focus for homework and classwork.
Homework is set weekly, usually consisting of a maths, english and spelling activity. This will be given out on Thursday and expected back on Tuesday.
It is imperative that the children spend time on their homework as it will reflect the work we will be doing within class.
PE will take place every Wednesday afternoon - Please ensure you have kits in school everyday as we do have other sporting events which can occur at any time of the week.
|English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2|
|Mathematics papers 1 and 2|
|Mathematics paper 3|
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