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8th January, 2021
What an amazing week we have had! After our disappointment at not seeing children return to the classroom, it was fantastic to see so many of you participate in our Zoom meetings. While it is a different way of learning, we are still able to share our ideas, celebrate our successes and give each other a wave. There have been a few modifications along the way, as I’m sure you would expect, but generally things went as planned.
One of the changes for next week is the start time for our maths zoom. From Monday, 11th January we will start our maths zoom at 09:30 – 15minutes earlier than previously. This is to allow for an altered break time for our key worker children. The literacy zoom will remain at the start time of 11:00 . Also, as stated in the newsletter, you are not obliged to send your child’s work for me to view. While I am happy to view and comment on any piece of work completed, I do not want this task to become too onerous for you. However, if there are queries or uncertainties with the work, or if you would like to share a piece of work of which your child is particularly proud, please do send it in.
I must say I have received some wonderful pieces of work, completed to a very high standard. Where suggestions have been made, children have taken these on board and amended their work. This will help to embed their learning and limit the chance of repeating mistakes. A huge thank you to parents and other adults or siblings who are helping the children in this task – it is appreciated.
I have listed the work for next week below – in the same format as this week. I am aware that some of you have already completed a Star Reader test this year (Monday afternoon task) so you could use this time to enjoy a good book – or newspaper article. I have amended the time of the maths lesson so that it shows the new time of 09:30 on the timetable. I have also included separate links with the answers to the maths worksheets. If you are unsure of how to complete a task, it can sometimes help to look at the answer and work backwards.
The literacy will be using the same Aliens booklet – I have reposted it so you don’t have to keep looking back.
Afternoon topic work is detailed on the timetable, along with the spellings for the week and links to on-line video clips.
Please continue to email me at the address below. I will endeavour to reply the same day, although sometimes it may be a little later than planned.
Stay safe and enjoy the weekend.
Morning task link:
5th January, 2021
After a busy Monday, we were all surprised and disappointed to learn we will not be welcoming you back into school this half term. However, there will still be an opportunity to see and speak to us each day, via our Zoom link lessons.
I have put together a timetable, detailed below, which has information about our learning plans.
Morning Task 09:00-09:45
Break 10:45 – 11:00
Literacy 11:00 – 12:00
Lunch 13:00 – 14:00
Afternoon tasks 14:00 – 15:00
The timetable will detail which links to open, all of which are listed at the end of this message. The morning tasks are on the first slide and the afternoon tasks on the following slides.
A link has been sent to parents, via email, which enables you to join our Zoom meetings each day. There will be one for maths and one for literacy – both Zooms are accessed using the same link and password.
During these sessions we will introduce and explain the task – then direct you to the independent learning.
The documents below will be needed in order to access the information during the lesson.
If you are unable to print documents, please still attend the zoom as you should be able to work from the powerpoint using just pen and paper.
If it appears confusing, please be patient as I am sure we can establish a routine that will benefit your child in their learning journey.
I will be available to answer emails, each afternoon, at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at 09:45
December 30th, 2020
I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to 2021 with a positive outlook and enthusiasm for what the future may hold.
May I take this opportunity to thank parents and children for the gifts and cards that myself and Mrs Bailey received – we were extremely touched by your generosity.
I have put next term’s newsletter, homework grid and spellings on this page for you to view. A reminder that, while the homework is voluntary, I would encourage regular reading and times tables practise as this will be invaluable to learning and understanding across all subjects. Also, there will not be a weekly spelling test. Instead, one end of term spelling test will be taken which consists of 10 spellings, selected from the entire list.
When term starts, if you need to give me a message you can do this via your child’s reading diary. Please remind your child to hand me their diary when they arrive at school. Additionally, myself and Mrs Bailey are available most mornings for a brief discussion or, if required, an appointment can be made for a longer meeting by contacting the school office.
Have a wonderful New Year celebration, stay safe and I look forward to welcoming your children back into school next week.
Monday, 9th November 2020
We have returned to school with a busy schedule ahead. Whilst times are uncertain, it is reassuring to know that Cogenhoe School is open to all pupils and we have a full schedule of learning activities planned for the children.
Below is this terms Newsletter, a homework grid and spellings. The spelling sheet can also be found in your child’s reading diary. Spelling patterns will continue to be learnt each week, with meanings of each word discussed, for a test at the end of term. As with last term, there will be one spelling test, comprising 10 spellings, chosen from the list of 60.
Remember, our Project Conquer Challenge is underway. There are 15 challenges and you can email me any photos or videos of your child achieving each task. Alternatively, you can record their success in their reading diary. I have already received some lovely pictures of baking and kite flying – a real pleasure to see.
I am available most days, after school, if you need to speak to me or you can make an appointment via the school office.
Monday 14th September 2020
It is hard to believe we have been back at school for over a week already. What a lot has been going on!
The class are adjusting well to the new rules about who they can play with at break times whilst also remembering to use hand sanitizer on entering the classroom.Well done everyone!
We have had lots to remember and I am extremely pleased at how well the whole class has responded, engaging in the work and applying themselves, showing us all how resilient they can be.
We were fortunate to have an art session on Monday to launch our Project Conquer initiative. This gave the children the opportunity to work with different materials to design and create their own shoe. You can see how they got on in the picture gallery. Project Conquer has been designed to give the pupils some non-academic targets to achieve throughout their time at Cogenhoe School. Each year group has 15 steps to achieve and these are detailed in the brochure which the children should have brought home today.
Another exciting addition to our curriculum is the introduction of a dance class, with each year group given the chance to work with a specialist teacher for one of their weekly P.E. sessions, for a 6 week block. Year 4 are the lucky ones and we have been allocated the first 6 week session, which commenced last Friday afternoon – see the pictures in the gallery.
As always, I am available to speak to after school or via an appointment with the school office.
Keep up the good work Year 4
Welcome to Year 4!
I hope you are all as excited as I am to start our new school year. While there may be a few changes to adjust to, Mrs Bailey and I are confident we will all be able to have fun and learn with the same enthusiasm as we have done previously.
Below is some information you may find useful. If you need to speak to me I will be available most days before school or, if required, you can make an appointment via the school office.