Home Learning for Goldcrest
During the school closure, teachers will post work onto the class pages daily.
We will often be using online learning resources that the children use regularly, e.g. Purple Mash Use the links to access these.
For Poisson Rouge please use login: corona2020 password: corona2020
Hello and welcome to all of you.
We are so looking forward to working together over the next few weeks. Its weird and wonky isn't it but we're sure it will be fun in a different way.
So... we are putting the resources you might need here. Phonics mats, some phonics information, maths play ideas and handwriting patter.
We are also looking forward to hearing from each of you and we are hoping to chat with you about how you are doing and what you have been doing.
Please send us pictures of what you have been doing. We thought it would be good to have a gallery that we can share with you all.If you want your photos or pictures to go in the gallery then please let us know whether it's ok to share.
Of course remember that all these are just suggestions. The most important thing is that you explore and learn and that you have fun doing it.
We will upload challenges daily and we will be in touch at some point during each week.
We are sharing some links with you that you may find useful for phonics. Last week the DFE started making videos teaching Letters and Sounds which is the approach we use at Bridgewater, there are also other teachers who have made phonics videos. We will continue to provide a daily phonics lessons on this page for you, but if you want to dip in and out of some of these resources it could add variety, and some consolidation. They are all on youtube, we hope they are useful.
Phase 4 documents
Friday 17th July
Happy summer holidays everyone.
Hello, last day of Home Learning this term! We have a challenge from your new Kingfisher team! Getting ready for year 1. Thank you to you all for your hard work, your emails and photographs, your care and support. Wishing you all a restful summer break and a super transition into year 1.
Ed Bear's Diary
Hello Goldcrest! Oh my, what a busy week, I've been to so many places! I came home from Egypt in a time machine so I had enough time to tell Mrs Fullman what I'd been up to before she went to school! Telling Mrs Fullman about my exciting adventures made me think about all the fun things I did when I went home with each of you and I'd like to say a big "thank you" for all the tea parties, games, midnight feasts, stories, football, trips to the park, dog walks, trampolining, swimming, birthday parties, lunches, breakfasts, cuddles, trips to see your aunties, uncles, grannies, grandads, film nights, cooking, running races, drawing, painting, play dates, playdough modelling, shopping, dancing, singing and all those times I went to Rialize, I didn't even mind when you forgot to take me home as Ria and Ali used to let me have extra snacks! I am quite a tired bear so I'm going to see how the holiday goes but I might decide to hibernate - that means I'll be having a REALLY long sleep and I'll wake up in the Spring. I hope you like the poem, I enjoyed the zip wire so much I kept dropping my message so I had to do it again and again! Have a great summer and don't forget to water your sunflowers. Bye, Ed x
Ed Bear's Diary
Bonjour Goldcrest. Je suis en vacances au ski en France. That means I am on a ski holiday in France – I’ve been practising my French! The inflatable unicorn got us to an airport and then we decided to go skiing in France. We did the tricky word word-searches and played ‘I spy and read’ on the plane, they were great fun and helped to pass the time. I hope you are enjoying the challenges as much as I am and it’s great to be doing them with GoGo. For the food challenge he chose croissants for breakfast and I chose to have a cheese fondue for lunch. I think I’d better send a postcard to Mrs Fullman and let her know how I’m getting on! We skied on some beginner ski runs and then tried a trickier one which ended up in Egypt, it’s amazing what you can do when ‘you choose’! We rode on camels to visit the pyramids, did you know that each stone used to build the pyramids is heavier than an elephant? I’m glad I didn’t have to help build it! We want to have a boat trip along the river Nile to see some more of Egypt and I’ll have a think of an exciting way to get home. Wadaeaan (That’s how you say goodbye when you’re in Egypt), Ed x
Wednesday 15th July
I hope you enjoyed yesterday's challenge, did you try anything new? Or perhaps you are planning to try some different foods in the holidays - remember to write them on the shopping list.
Today we have another writing task for you and some phonics games and word searches for you to choose from.
Have another great day!
Ed Bear's Diary
Hello Goldcrest. Parachuting was amazing and I managed to land safely on the moon - one small step for Ed and one giant leap for bear-kind. It was really exciting meeting astronauts on the moon and they let us share their picnic. We tried to play rhyming catch whilst we were there, I said "moon" and threw the ball to GoGo but as there is zero gravity the ball floated off into space so we didn't get very far with the game! The astronauts laughed and gave us a lift back down to Earth. As we were very tired they dropped us off on a tropical island for a spot of sunbathing. We ate lots of delicious fresh seafood, picked pineapples and made and ate ice-cream sundaes on the beach, they were delicious. I'm off to listen to today's story, I do love a story with bears in it and then I think we'll float off on an inflatable unicorn and have another adventure ... I wonder where we'll go! Bye, Ed x
Did you have a lovely fantasy holiday yesterday? I wonder where everyone chose to go...... I decided to go to the beach as I have not been for so long, and I chose to take Father Christmas with me because I don't think he gets to go the seaside very often, and we would definitely travel in his sleigh!
Today we have a food challenge for you, another fun phonics and a new story time. I hope you all have a super day.
Ed Bear's Diary
Hello Goldcrest! Where did you choose to go? I decided to travel by parachute and to go to ... whoa .. need to land and I don't want to crash, see you tomorrow! Love, Ed x
Monday 13th July
For this final week of home learning we have chosen the book You Choose. If you have a copy of this book at home it would be really helpful to get it out so you can have a good look at the pictures, if not don't worry, I have added a video clip that shows you all the pictures closely.
Although you are only coming into school for one day this week we are going to put home learning on here for four days - so there will still be plenty for you to do. Today you have the story to listen to, a writing challenge and fun phonics game to play.
Are you ready to use your imagination? You are are going off on your own make believe holiday adventure this week - have fun, and remember it's all up to you - You Choose!
Ed Bear's Diary
Hello Goldcrest. What a lovely weekend, I hope you managed to make the most of being out in the sunshine. I did a bit of flying and had a bit of crash and I had the best time ever on Sunday but I can't tell you what I did yet, it's going to be a surprise for a bit later in the week! I can tell you that I went to my friend Monty Bear's house, he's my gardening bear friend, and he showed me how much his cucumbers and other vegetables have grown. We had a very special delicious tea and then went for a walk along the canal. We took some special duck food and fed the ducks and a moorhen. I must go and plan my pretend holiday ... where shall I go? I've already been on a safari in Kenya and snorkelling in Australia, I'll have to think up something even more exciting!!! Have a great day, Ed x
Friday 10th July
What fun you seemed to have Estimating . Did you estimate near the number? What did you use? The Hermit crabs were filled with lots of different things. Well done! Today we have a great challenges for you an Outside challenge and a phonics to finish the week. We hope you have fun doing these.
Here is your challenge and your phonics. have fun!
Ed Bear's Diary
Hello Goldcrest! Another week has flown by, I've loved hearing what you've been up to and seeing your photos. I had a go at the hermit crab estimating challenge and thought it was great fun. I tried with rice but it was so fiddly I swapped to something bigger and used sunflower seeds, macaroni and fusilli pasta. My estimating was quite good and I was only a few out, how did you get on? I thought I'd used my new estimating skills to guess how tall our tallest sunflower was, I guessed it would be 4 times the height of me but Mrs Fullman helped me with the measuring and it was only 3 times taller than me, I must be taller than I thought! She then held me up so I could see the flower head beginning to grow, I can't wait until it flowers. Did you try any of the boredom busters? I decided making paper boats looked interesting so I looked up how to make them. I made 2 boats and a canoe and floated them in the bathroom sink as I didn't want to go outside and get wet again! Have a great weekend. Ed x
Thursday 9th July
Wow! we have seen some brilliant Hermit crabs. Well done and thank you for sending the photos in. You look as though you had fun making them .They are so colourful. Today we have an estimating/maths challenge and some more Phonics. We hope you enjoy them and have fun counting.
Here Is your Estimating Challenge and your Phonics
Tuesday 7th July
What a fun day today reading the Hermit Crab story and thinking of all the new things we might find when we move to our new classrooms. Did you enjoy the story?
watch the short clip today of a real Hermit Crab swapping shells. it is fascinating.
What do you think the Hermit crab might decorate his new shell with?
We have a fun making challenge for you today and some more phonics. Enjoy your day!
Here is your making challenge and your phonics for today. Good luck!
Monday 6th July
Hello everyone and welcome back to another week of fun challenges and learning together. We hope you've had a great weekend and enjoyed the Bridgewater camping Fest? Did you sleep in a tent? Did you build a den? Did you have a fire? It was fun wasn't it. This week we are going to enjoy a new story by Eric Carle. It's called "A House for Hermit Crab" and it's all about moving on and finding a new home. We are all going to be thinking ahead to September and how we will be moving to our new classes and new teachers. We are getting ready and will be sharing our thoughts and ideas. Have a great day and enjoy the story.
Here is your writing challenge and your Monday Phonics.
Ed Bear's Diary
Happy Monday Goldcrest! What an amazing photo gallery, it's so lovely to see you all! I thought sports week was amazing and it looks like you enjoyed it too! Did you make a camp for Bridgefest@home? I was so excited about camping I woke up really early on Saturday to get started! I helped put the tent up, I was the best at hammering in the tent pegs as I was a bit to small to tie the tent to the frame! I collected sticks on a long dog walk and we made a great pretend fire, although I did have a real mug of hot chocolate and a Stroop waffle, yum yum. We sang campfire songs for a bit and then snuggled down for bedtime stories. The rain woke me up but it wasn't leaking through the tent so I just listened to it until I fell asleep again!
Friday 3rd July
Happy Friday everyone! Have you been enjoying all the sporting challenging this week? We really hope so - it has been lovely to see all your photo's and video's of your fun. I think we may see some of you in today's assembly - have a look on the website for all the assemblies.
How did you get on with the jumping challenge yesterday? Did you manage to get lots of points?
Today we have a football challenge - go for goal!
We also have a story today and your phonics challenge. If you want to do any of the sporting challenges you have missed out this week go and have a try.
You may fancy going and doing your own sport - a bike ride or a walk in the woods, or maybe the well known sport of tiddlywinks!
Enjoy your day and don't forget to upload your scores from home and send them in.
Ed Bear's Diary
Good morning Goldcrest! How did you do with your long jumps? Remember to send in your scores! Mrs Fullman said the long jumpers at school jumped a long way and a couple of deer tried to watch, it all sounded very exciting! I could hardly wait to jump so I set everything up ready for Mrs Fullman when she got in, I'm glad I was ready as it poured with rain just after we finished. I enjoyed jumping, apart from when I landed on my bottom with a bump! It's football today and I'm hoping to score a hat-trick! It's a busy day again today as I want to watch the Friday assembly, I think I might be in it again as I sent Mr Griffiths a photo of my boredom buster game, I love boredom busters they're such good fun ... I wonder what this week's will be??? It's also Bridgefest this weekend so I need to get my camping gear ready and check the weather forecast. Good luck to Roc, Phoenix and Griffin, I can't wait to see which house wins and happy camping if you're joining in this weekend. Ed x
Thursday 2nd July
How are you feeling? Not tired I hope and have plenty of bounce in your step today because your sports challenge today is long jump.
Have you got a favourite sport that you like to do? There are so many of them to choose from. At the Olympics there are over 30 different sports. Have a look at the video and see which one would be your favourite sport.
There is a phonic challenge today and a story as well.
Have a great day and keep trying and go for gold!
Ed Bear's Diary
Hello Goldcrest! I hope the sporting events are going well! The good thing about living with a dog is that there are a lot of tennis balls around which is handy for sports week but the bad thing is that it's really hard to throw a tennis ball without it being caught by the dog and taken away! I was amazing at throwing tennis balls, Mrs Fullman was great at counting up my score and the dog was brilliant at running off with tennis balls and chewing them. Fortunately he can only chew one at a time so there were plenty left for me to throw. We had fantastic fun and laughed a lot, Louie chased, caught and chewed tennis balls and as his tail was wagging all the time I think he enjoyed himself. It's long jump today so I'm off to do some warm up stretches and then I'm off to jump. Good luck! Ed x
Wednesday 1st July
It's the 1st July - already! Happy 1st of the month to you all.
Today the sports challenges continue and you will see that is a tennis ball challenge. You can do it!
Keep those scores safe and remember to send all your scores in on Friday.
Have fun everyone.
Ed Bear's Diary
On your marks, get set, go! How are you getting on with the sporting challenges? I struggled a bit with the basketball bouncing but Mrs Fullman had told me about 'The Koala who could' story so I kept positive and decided I could do it if I tried. I practised bouncing nearly all morning and was becoming an expert so I thought I'd shoot some hoops! You'll never guess what happened ... I forgot to let go of the ball and followed it through the hoop and got stuck! I think I'll be better with today's tennis ball challenge, I've got my bamboo sticks ready as markers and I'm hoping for a high score. Good luck Goldcrest! Ed x