I hope you're all okay. The few of us who are in school are missing you.
Now libraries are closed, Accelerated Reader have done a brilliant thing to help everyone. If you click on the link below, it will take you to their site where they have put 9000 books online so children can read at home.
If you have a child who is doing the AR quizzes in school they can find books at their level. You click on the search function and then click on the symbol that looks like a funnel with bubbles in on the left hand side of the screen. You can also search for books for the different year groups.
They can't do quizzes at home yet, but if they keep a record of the books they've read and maybe write some notes on them, then when we're back in school, they will be able to do quizzes then. If your child can't remember what book level, they're on then please email your class teacher.
In school we're all reading from 9.00am until 9.30am every day.
ACCELERATED READER QUIZZES:
A few of you have reported that when trying to access the quizzes online, for finished books, you are unable to do so. It appears that AR have blocked this feature, for now, to prevent skewed data (where parents may be helping their children to complete the quizzes, rather than them being done independently.) This would lead to children being moved onto different levelled reading books, which could prove to be too challenging.
Thank you for your patience.
Please continue to read with your children, asking them questions as you go through the book. You could get them to complete a book review once they have finished a book (there are lots of templates available online).
We will resume with the AR quizzes once we are back in school.
KEEPING SAFE ONLINE
Over the next few weeks, technology that allows us to access the internet will be our friend, allowing us to stay in touch with friends and family and accessing important information. However, we must ensure we keep ourselves safe online,not believe everything we read and use only trusted sites.Below is a link to the Thinkuknow website which has lots of great advice and information for all age groups.
SCIENCE AND TOPIC WORK
I've put together some ideas for you to explore which are linked to our current topic. I would love to hear how you are getting on and if possible share work with others on the website.
You might enjoy exploring the CodeClub link below and I have left the SingTogether materials on as singing always makes you feel better!
Code club will run on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm until further notice.
Please note there will be no Code Club on Monday 2nd December
The National Computing Centre are interested in knowing what you enjoy about computing so that they can support and encourage you throughout your school career. So to help them we are taking part in some important research and testing their resources. Of course you don't have to, but your opinion matters - so why not share it?
You will need to follow the link below to access the Code Club resources.
SING TOGETHER 2019
Concert 11th March 2020
Videos for T Rex Rock ( a slow and fast version) and The Only One are now on YouTube.
T-Rex Rock! sing together slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W35E9opKzac
T-Rex Rock! Sing Together normal speed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0fr1wgIpKI
Only One Sing Together sign language video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPrZrhDrDw0