4LW 2019 - 2020
Welcome to our class page. Here you can access our weekly update, class spellings and homework. Our P.E. days are Monday (swimming) and Wednesday the children will be outdoors on a Wednesday weather dependent, so please ensure that they have appropriate kit.
My name is Mrs Whipp. I have been at Offley for six years now, having initially started as a maternity leave cover for Mrs McLoughlin. Before joining Offley, I taught at a variety of schools across both Cheshire and Manchester. My subject responsibility at school is Computing, which I love. Outside of school, I live with my husband and two cats. I enjoy walking, drawing, photography and reading. As I love learning new things, I am currently learning to quilt.
You can check if a book you are reading at home has an Accelerated Reader quiz in your ZPD range by following this link and searching for the book.
We have been developing our typing skills using BBC DanceMat typing, you can keep practicing at home by following this link.
Free maths websites that can be accessed from home:
Active Maths - http://www.active-maths.co.uk/
Thinking Blocks (solve word problems using bar models) - https://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Maths Zone - https://mathszone.co.uk/
Maths Drills (a range of topics) - https://www.math-drills.com/
Maths Sphere (free resources section) - http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereSampleWorksheets.htm
Maths Aids (worksheets) - https://www.math-aids.com/
Week 1 of home learning done!
I know it won't have been easy for any of you, but I am so proud of your attitudes to learning during this very strange week! Well done to all the parents who added 'teacher' to their list of job roles this week! You're doing a fantastic job.
I hope you are all well and keeping safe at home. Don't worry yourselves if you are not managing to keep up with all of the homework tasks which are set, you can catch up over the next few weeks if you are able to. I do not want you stressing or worrying trying to get everything done, your happiness and well-being will always come first, so have fun in the sunshine, paint some rainbows, enjoy your extra family time and do all your favourite things.
I have loved seeing the brilliant work that has been uploaded to our website and the children challenging themselves through readtheory, prodigy and purple mash. It has been brilliant to see the enthusiasm that you all have and being able to speak to some of you through our online discussion boards. Keep up the great work you are all super stars.
A special thank you to Zachary and his family who put a big smile on many staff faces this week with your wonderful message waiting at the school gates. I may have shed a few happy tears
Remember, you can message me at any time through the website if you are worried about anything or if you are struggling with a piece of work. But most importantly, continue to take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
See you soon, keep smiling
As much as possible, each day, you will need to log in to the website to access your English and Maths lessons. Most of the time, these will be done as PowerPoints (as they would be in class). Play them in presentation mode and have a pen and some paper handy to answer questions as you go along. The answers will be on the PowerPoint so that you can check how well you are doing - but no peeking or cheating!
There will also be some discussions set up online around reading and you will also have Read Theory that you can access. In addition to reading, there will also be discussions set up linked to our wellbeing, enabling us to communicate with each other and check in. There will also be a few tasks linked to other subjects each week, as and when appropriate.
I will be setting tasks on Prodigy and, although these will have a date they are due to be done by, please don't worry if you can't get them done by then - the daily PowerPoints should be your main priority. Remember you can also go on Times Table Rockstars and keep improving your times tables speed and accuracy.
At the top of this page, you will find a tab called 'Learning At Home' that will take you to a range of links that you can follow to play games and revise some of the skills we have already learnt.
We have also set every child up with a login for Purple Mash, I will be setting appropriate tasks (these can be found in the todo tab on their purple mash dashboard), which the children can complete. They also have access to a wide range of other activities that they are welcome to have a go at if they would like.
Remember to stay active as well. There is a live PE lesson each day with Joe Wicks which you can find on this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k
Make the most of your time at home together by taking the opportunity to learn a new skill if you are able to, such as: cooking, baking, gardening, cleaning, etc. I am going to try and finish my first quilt!
Although we are facing some tough times, we can get through this together. Look after yourselves, and each other, and stay positive. I look forward to seeing you, hopefully soon.
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