Year 6 Leavers’ Event

Sadly, we have been unable to hold any of our usual transition events this year, due to the Covid-19 crisis. To give the Year 6 pupils a chance to say goodbye to each other, and for me to say goodbye to them, we have arranged a ‘socially distanced’ DVD event for them.

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday 15th July. Whilst in school, we will maintain social distancing as far as possible and we will ensure that we wash our hands frequently, so we are as safe as we possibly can be.

If your child would like to attend this event, please text the school to let me know. We will be providing a free picnic lunch for each child, so could you please also tell me which sandwiches your child would like: egg, cheese, ham or beef.

Mrs. Evans.

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 6th July

Please find below this week’s learning overviews from BBC bitesize. I have also attached links to the Oak National Academy website.

Additional resources will also be posted on Edmodo daily. Please let me know if your child experiences any difficulties logging in.

If your child experiences any difficulties understanding any of the lessons, please get in touch with me and I will do all I can to help! I can be contacted via the following email address: darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk

Oak National Academy Year 4 Classroom.

Oak National Academy Year 5 Classroom.

Oak National Academy Year 6 Classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

Moving into Darwin Class.

Dear parents of current Year 4 pupils,

As we approach the end of the school year, we would usually hold a move-up afternoon for the children, so that they can experience being a member of Darwin class and ask any questions they may have before the new school year begins.  As we are not able to have a move-up afternoon this year, I thought that it may be helpful for the children if I called them for a chat. I know, from experience, that some children may be a little anxious about moving into what they perceive as a the ‘big class’.

I know that the children often feel that it is a bit strange, having a teacher call them at home! Please reassure them that it is not a ‘check-up’ phone call – I won’t be grilling them about how much work they have done! It is just a chance to say hello. It would be really helpful if they had thought about any concerns they have and if they have a few questions ready to ask me when I call.

I hope that you feel that this is something that your child would benefit from. If you do, please could you text the school and let me know which day it would be best to call. I can call on Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Thursday 16th or Friday 17th.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Mrs. Evans.

(If your child is currently in school on a ‘key worker’ basis, I will catch -up with them during the school day rather than phone them at home.)

 

 

Week Beginning 29th June

Please find this week’s learning overviews below.

Additional daily tasks will be posted on Edmodo as usual!

Please do not hesitate to contact me  if you have any questions about teaching & learning: darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk

Click here to access the BBC Bitesize lessons.

Week Beginning Monday 22nd June

This week’s BBC bitesize learning overviews, and the link to the website, can be found below. Don’t forget that on Edmodo there will be additional daily resources, for each year group, to supplement some of these lessons.  Your child can also request further resources to support their learning, should they find any elements of the lessons tricky.

If you would like support with teaching and learning, or feedback on any of the work that your child has completed, please feel free to contact me, using the following email address: darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk

Additionally, if you or your child would like a quick catch-up phone call, please let me know – catch-up phone call days are the BEST days of my week! You can let me know via the email address above or by texting the school. (You can also contact me via Edmodo, if you have created a ‘linked account’ with your child’s account.)

Mrs. E.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons Online.

Information About BBC Lessons on T.V.

The National Oak Academy Online Lessons.

Edmodo.

 

 

Free School Meals

You will no doubt be aware that the Government has pledged to continue to provide free school meals (FSM) vouchers throughout the school holidays. This is extremely good news!

We would urge anyone who thinks that they may be entitled to claim FSM to check their eligibility and, if eligible, apply as soon as possible. You can do this via the link below:

Shropshire Free School Meals

Please be aware that the Government voucher scheme does not provide vouchers for pupils who receive ‘Universal Free School Meals’ (pupils in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2). However, if your child is in one of these year groups, it is worth checking to see if you would be entitled to means tested free school meals. If you meet the criteria, you can apply and, if successful, you will be entitled to the FSM vouchers.

We would urge everyone to use the link above to check their eligibility to FSM as soon as possible. If you have any further questions, please contact the office.

Week Beginning 15th June

Please find below this week’s BBC bitesize lesson overviews and the link to the Oak National Academy website.

Please remember that, whichever lessons your child completes, you can contact me for additional teaching and learning support, should you wish to do so. Please use the following email address: darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk

Additional daily tasks and challenges are posted on your child’s Edmodo account.

To visit the BBC Bitesize website, click here: BBC Daily Lessons

Click on the image below to visit the  Oak National Academy’s website:

 

Week Beginning Monday 8th June

Please find below this week’s BBC lesson overviews. BBC lesson materials can also be accessed via the red button on your TV remote.

I have also included, below, a link to the National Oak Academy website, which hosts a wealth of lessons for children of all ages.

If your child uses their Edmodo account, they will be able to access additional daily tasks set by their teacher. They will also able to continue to communicate with their classmates (and teacher) in a safe, moderated, environment. Please contact me using the email below if your child has lost their log in details.

This email account can also be used to discuss any questions you may have about teaching and learning.

darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk

Click here to access the BBC bitesize lessons:

BBC Bitesize

Click here to visit the National Oak Academy Website:  National Oak Academy Website

Week Beginning Monday 1st June

Please find below, the learning overviews for this week’s lessons.

Remember, although you can go directly to the BBC website to access these tasks, using Edmodo offers further benefits:

  • I send at least one additional daily task to pupils’ Edmodo accounts. (This is differentiated by year group.)
  • Pupils can communicate with each other and/or their teacher on the class page – this gives them the opportunity to stay connected.
  • Pupils can send their work directly to their teacher and/or share it with the whole class, should they wish to do so.
  • Each account has a free version of Microsoft Office and free online storage space (‘backpack’).
  • It’s not all about school work! We can share some of the things that we have been up to. Recently, I have seen some pictures of excellent art work, a lot of pictures of gorgeous pets and heard some news that made me very wary of scooters!!

Please use the following email address to get in touch if your child has lost or forgotten their Edmodo log-in details. You can also use this address to send me copies of work that your child has completed and/or to discuss matters related to teaching and learning:

Darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk

Half-Term

This week is half-term, so I have not posted any daily lessons on Edmodo. There are, however, some very interesting pet pictures being shared currently!

I will log on daily to catch-up with what you are all up to!

(If your child has lost or forgotten their log-in details, you can contact me, using the email below, and I will update them for you.)

darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk