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Today we have welcomed back some of our Year 6 children. We are missing you all terribly, but we know that you are safe at home! The four fabulous ladies have written you a prayer to show you how much we are thinking of you all!

 

Dear God,

Help us today to help our friends to make good choices and most importantly keep them safe through this horrid time.

Help them to be happy and strong.

Take care of our teachers and help them to prepare the children the best that they can.

Most importantly please take care of all the families in our school community.

We hope that all our friends and family have enough food and a safe place to live.

We will meet again.

Amen

Monday 1st June 2020

 

Dearest Earth Class, 

 

I do hope that you have all had a happy half term, making memories with your families at home! We have been so blessed with the sunshine and fine weather - it certainly has made a difference! 

 

It is going to be a very strange Term 6 and it will be wonderful to welcome back those who are returning as key worker children or year 6; but we are certainly going to miss everyone else. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. But we have to remember that we are safe and doing the right thing!

 

If you are in year 6 and attending or not attending school I have been busy organising and sorting transition packs for you to complete; this means that whether your parents have chosen for you attend school it doesn't matter we are all going to be doing the same thing! Included in the pack is Maths, English, Spelling, PSHCE, PE and RE learning. I am just waiting on a book I have bought for you all about the transition to secondary school and then we will be contact with your parents. 

 

If you are in year 5 under our home learning star there will be learning posted for you to complete at home.

 

For both year 6 and year 5 I will adding each week learning to be completed on purple mash. 

 

If your parents would like more learning for you please use learning from the Oak National Academy (https://www.thenational.academy) that has been set up by the Government to support all families during this unprecedented time. 

 

Remember we are not expecting you to complete as many learning hours as you be completing in school - but I would suggest 1 or 2 focused hours a day with the learning provided and the learning on purple mash would be very suitable. 

 

Please do contact me via my email lizzie@stjosephs-aylesham.org if you have any questions about your learning in term 6! 

 

Year 6's I have been discussing with the staff a range of ideas regarding celebrating the end of your journey at primary school, we will of course have to make sure that we are keeping in line with the government guidance but more details will follow in the next couple of weeks. 

 

I hope that all of you in Earth Class are making good choices at home and taking the time to help out and be thankful for all that your families are doing for you at the moment! 

 

Big hugs and sunshine smiles, 

 

Mrs Hunt 

Tuesday 26th May 2020

 

Dear Earth Class,

 

I hope that you have a wonderful half term break! Check back on our class page to find arrangements and learning for Term 6!

 

Warm wishes,

 

Mrs Hunt x 

Monday 18th May 2020

 

Dear Earth Class, 

 

I cannot believe that Term 5 is coming to an end and a different one it sure has been! We had so much to do and so many things planned...BUT we can save them for when we are together again! Year 6 I do so hope that you like our little present to you all! It sure was a very odd week, without you all in the hall completing those beastly SAT's papers! We have one more term to go Year 6 and as we come to the end of your journey at primary school; we have lots of good ideas of how we can celebrate during this time of lock down!

 

I have once again put some learning tasks on our school website and purple mash; as you know please pick and mix with what takes your fancy...it is good to keep busy! I absolutely love seeing all your little comments to me when you hand in your learning on purple mash and I do hope that you all like my avatar - I bet you can guess who designed her for me! 

 

In this final week of Term 5 please remember that your well being, health and happiness is very important to us at school and we hope that you and your family are also able to make memories to laugh about in the future! 

 

Instead of a SAT's count down calendar I think I shall replace it with the amount of days in lock down! 

 

Until we meet again, be kind, loving and thoughtful in your homes and I hope that you are making good choices! You know what I mean Earth Class! 

 

Hugs to you all...

 

Mrs Hunt 

Well done - Year 6 SAT’s week is over!

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An adaptation of Please Mr Butler by Allan Ahlberg

Monday 11th May 2020

 

Dear Earth Class, 

 

Well SAT's week has turned out a little differently for us all!! Eights weeks have now passed; I actually feel like I am living in a dream and I am waiting for someone to pinch me and we will be sitting in the hall opening Reading paper!!

 

It was great chatting with you on Thursday...especially those who said more than good to me!!!!! It was delightful to listen to the learning and activities that you have been doing at home to keep yourselves busy. I love seeing your super star learning on Purple Mash and the hand in comments that you have been sending to me. It is good to know that we can still be connected during this troubled time. I have updated our home learning page for the week ahead and set a range of 2do's on Purple Mash. Remember to pick and mix what interests you! If you are still having any trouble accessing Purple Mash than please do not hesitate to contact me so that I can support you with this. 

 

Until we meet again and it might be sooner than we think!!!!!!! 

 

Big hugs, 

 

Mrs Hunt 

 

P.S. Year 6 please check back on Friday on our class page for a little surprise! 

Monday 4th May 2020

 

Dear Earth Class, 

 

Well another week has passed and I really can't believe that it is Monday again or that I am writing this letter! I do hope that you are all being the best that you can be in this very tricky time...hopefully by the end of the week we will know a little bit more about what the future holds in store for us! But who knows! This has become our new normal hasn't it? It is such a different way of life and so much has changed in such a short amount of time. Please always remember that we are here for you if you have any worries or concerns. I hope that you have been able to keep in touch with each other via different networking methods? If you would like to write back to me please do so on my email address. 

 

I have posted again some home learning tasks for you to complete and I will add some more 2do's on purple mash - it is great seeing what you have been doing at home and keeping yourselves busy and your spirits high! 

 

For now..stay strong, stay safe, stay at home and I can't wait to see you all again soon! 

 

Big hugs, 

 

Mrs Hunt

 

P.S. Please watch the diving giraffes on the English link for home learning - I think it is very funny and I know that you will!! x

 

 

                                                              Monday 27th April 2020

Dearest Earth Class,

 

I hope that you are keeping well and enjoyed the learning last week! It has been great reading your emails via your parents and seeing your comments on Purple Mash. I have put more learning under our home learning section on Earth Class and I have set a range of 2do’s for you to complete. Please make sure that you hand it in so that I am able to comment!

I went into Earth Class when I was in school last week and it felt so cold and empty without all your little faces looking back at me! But we will be back together soon enough, with all of you correctly my silly mistakes! I know that you will never let me forget the donkey and monkey one!!!

I hope that you are helping around the house (even just a little!) and thinking carefully about your actions and choices.

Mrs Simpson told me last week that she was missing writing – so don’t worry I have given her some learning to do as well!

 

Keep in touch, stay strong!

 

Mrs Hunt

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       Monday 27th April 2020

Hello Earthlings

Mrs Simpson here, I hope you are all well and keeping safe in these crazy times. I never thought I’d be saying this, but I miss you all - lots.

It’s been over a month now since we’ve all seen each other and hopefully we will all be back together soon.

You will all be pleased to know that during these last weeks I have been practising my singing, I feel now is the time to bring an album out. But I need your opinions first, so I will wait until you can all hear my lovely voice in class (I bet your all looking forward to that. I know I am!)

I hope your all keeping up with your home learning. Mrs Hunt has put some amazing learning on the Earth Class page on the school website.

Make sure you all stay safe, look after yourselves and be kind.

Take care

 

Mrs Simpson xx

 

 

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Dearest Earth Class, 

 

We are missing you ALL sooooooooo much! No seriously we are and we are going to have to have the biggest catch up when we meet again! I do hope that you are making good choices at home, being helpful around the house and making sure that you are being kind to others. Term 5 is upon us and normally we would be having our final push for Year 6 SAT's...but the stars had something else planned for us. Don't worry Year 6 as soon as we can, we will be celebrating your final chapter at primary school (I have a few ideas!!) But for now in our home learning section please find some suggested activities to keep your brains busy. Pick and choose what you fancy and takes an interest for you. We have also set you some 2do's on Purple Mash - why not give them ago if you fancy something different? Each Monday we will write you a new letter and we will upload new learning for you to complete. 

 

Please remember that you have my email address (lizzie@stjosephs-aylesham.org) and do send me photos of any of your fabulous learning or if you have any questions or just fancy a check in! 

 

Until we meet again! 

 

Big Hugs, 

 

Mrs Hunt, Mrs Simpson, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Asher xxxx

 

 

 

 

 

Let's Share a Story! Earth Class has been reading stories with younger children and writing book reviews.

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Let's Share a Story! Earth Class has been reading stories with younger children and writing book reviews.  2
Let's Share a Story! Earth Class has been reading stories with younger children and writing book reviews.  3
Let's Share a Story! Earth Class has been reading stories with younger children and writing book reviews.  4

We have been bringing our poetry characters to life!

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Learning the recorders and reading music

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Year 4 and 5's trip to the Marlowe Kit

 

Earth and Air class had the opportunity to take part in two exciting workshops at the Marlowe Kit in Canterbury as part of our Arts Mark award. The children took part in a 'Slap-stick' drama workshop as well as making incredible masks. They also had a tour of the exhibition to learn about the life of Christopher Marlowe and were able to dress up in costumes and write using quills.

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Term 2.

 

We have a busy term ahead with lots of fun learning as well as many exciting events taking place.

Healthy Eating Jamboree

 

Year 6 were invited by Tilmanstone salad's to take part in a 'Healthy' eating Jamboree. The children had the opportunity to make their own food, such as salads, smoothies and desserts whilst at the same time trying new and healthy fruit and vegetables.

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Harvest Mass at St Edmund's

 

Year 6 were invited to participate in a range of exciting activities in preparation for the Harvest Mass at St Edmund's Catholic Primary School.

 

The children were able to join in with the singing and learn parts of the liturgical mass through sign language and actions. They also had great fun decoration their own biscuits which were given as part of the offertory, as well as eating them as a reward later on. 

 

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Using techniques from the Royal Shakespeare Project to extend our vocabulary

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Reflecting on Abraham's trust in God through freeze frames in drama.

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