A Matter of Curiosity...!
This half-term, work will be uploaded daily to Seesaw. If you have any questions, or need any support with accessing the home learning, please visit the Remote Home Learning page.
For the first few weeks of the half-term, we will be reading and unpicking some of the key themes in the picture book 'Rose Blanche', by Roberto Innocenti. After this, supported by the book 'Until I met Dudley', we will be curious scentists, as we explore how and why things work in the way that they do!
Each day, on Seesaw, you will be set 3-4 pieces of work to complete from home: English, Maths, a foundation activity (science, art, mindfulness, PE...) and a short grammar challenge.
Please do have a go at all of the activities that have been set. If you are struggling, Miss Chapman, Miss Trevaskis and Mrs Warren will be on hand to help you! Take your time with each of the activities - and remember that you can only try your personal best.
SPAG.com and TTRockstars logins are in your reading logs - and please keep reading!
Remember that, most importantly, you need to look after you. We are all very proud of how hard you have worked this year and we know that you will continue to be amazing.
For a timetable to help you to structure your day, click here.
Ambassadors for Change.
During the half-term, our key concept was respect; we explored what it means to truly value and respect our environment and the world that we live in, as well as those who live within it. Linked to our Thrive target, we considered the importance of making principled decisions, understanding the difference between right and wrong.
To begin our project, we read 'The Island', by Armin Greder:
Washed up on an island, terrified and alone, a man is subjected to discrimination and abuse from the island residents, who believe that he cannot possibly belong. Can we encourage the islanders to change their ways and respect their visitor?
Later in the half-term, inspired by the work of Sir David Attenborough, we learnt about how our world has changed over time; we explored the current challenges and the dangers that future generations face if we - as humans - do not change our ways. The children shared their aspirations for a better world and, at the end of term, we wrote powerful speeches, which we have sent off to David Attenborough himself.
Autumn 1: The Glarings...!
Our key concept during Autumn 1 was 'belonging':
We explored the importance of belonging, both to Manor Field and to our wider community, as well as having our own identity.
During Autumn 1, we were inspired by the book 'Varjak Paw', by SF Said. Following the theme of belonging, we explored how Varjak was treated by his family, as he struggled to 'fit in'. We unpicked the key characters in the text, evaluating how negative choices can impact those around us. As principled and resilient Manor Field learners, we discussed and debated whether Varjak should risk his life for a family who had left him feeling 'different' and isolated...
Additionally, during the week of the 28th September, we enjoyed our own 'Stubby experience' at school. Most of our learning during the week took place outdoors, where we took part in a variety of fun, but educational, team-building and problem solving activities. On Friday 9th October, we were lucky enough to be joined by two members of the Stubbington staff, who lead a full day of Stubby-inspired activities!