I have been teaching at Greyfriars since 2009 and I am also one of the school’s Assistant Head Teachers. I currently teach year 4’s and oversee our school’s curriculum. I run our school’s running club ‘The Greyfriars Greyhounds’ and our school choir. In Brancaster class we enjoy our learning and always strive to do our very best in everything we do. Outside of school I enjoy running and spending time with my family!
It’s FriYAY Brancaster Class
Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2020
Good morning Brancaster Class, I hope you have all had a wonderful week.
Once again, I have had an array of photos, emails and videos sent to me this week and it’s been wonderful to see all the amazing learning you are completing at home.
Fantastic work again from lots of you on Education City, well done. Huge congratulations to the following children who all completed and reacher over 75% percent in all of the activities this week! Amazing work all of you, well done.
Well done to those of you who have been able to continue with Lexia at home (I know not all of you are on Lexia and some of you aren’t able to get on the website at home, so don’t worry).
Special well dones this week go to Alfie and Dulcie who have both received certificates.
Keep up the amazing work!
Dulcie has been really busy this week and has sent me the brilliant poster for topic!
This week some of you have finished off your work on catapults and Mount Versuivius and others have moved on to exploring the Roman Baths. Here’s just a selection of your work from this week.
Jack’s Diary Entry
Before I go, here’s a great picture of Logan’s creation, can you guess what it is?
Finally, well done to all of you who sent me your guesses for our yearbook photo competition – here are the answers.
A mistake was made on this week’s Home Learning Grid. Last weeks spellings were put on the grid for a second week. Please find this weeks spellings below alongside a new Home Learning Grid… Home Learning Grid 6th July 2020 UPDATED
This week you will be continuing to explore our persuasive text Why you should join the Roman Army. You will be learning about conjunctions and I have uploaded some activities onto Education City and these should help you to practise using these types of words.
Some of you may be starting to explore different triangles, their names and properties. Can you name them all? Here’s a video to explain the different triangles.
Can you think of a way to remember the different names? You could make up a song or create a poster to help you.
I found this song on You Tube – It is quite tricky but I love the song! It may help you to remember how to identify them. Let me know what you think or if you manage to find a better song!
This week we are learning all about the water cycle. Here’s a video to help you to understand how it works.
In topic this week we are exploring the Roman Baths. Think about what you already know and what you would like to find out.
Here’s a website and a short video to give you some background information.
Once again, well done to all of you whether you are learning at home or here at school. You continue to amaze me with your effort, perseverance and all round hard work! I am a super proud to be your teacher.
We have had a bit of fun this week with the baby competition. Well done to those of you who have already sent in your guesses, I have some more pictures to add….
This may help…. The following children sent me their pictures; Jack, Isaac, Harlee, Emily, Luja, Jamie, Nicole, Logan, Dulcie, Andreas, Ethan, Andrew, Alfie, Nancy and my picture is there too! Can you guess who is who? I will reveal the answers next Friday so make sure you check our blog again next week!
It’s once again been great to hear from so many of you this week.
Well done on your Mount Vesuvius work! I have enjoyed seeing your volcanoes.
I loved Joseph’s lego volcano! Well done Joseph.
Logan has also been exploring erupting volcanoes!
You have all been working hard on your topic work this week, here’s a selection of some of the pictures you have sent me. Well done everyone!
Jack Topic Poster
Jack Mount Vesuvius
Did you enjoy our new model text? Were you persuaded to join the Roman Army?
Andrew’s English Work
Well done to the children below who all had a go on the Education City activities this week.
A special shout out to; Andrew, Matthew, Andreas, Logan and Jack who completed all of the 9 games and activities. Well done you you all!
An exciting opportunity for budding young playwrites has just been announced on the One Show. Read on if this sounds like something you would love to be involved in:
What is As You Write It – Your Play on Stage?
At a time when we are all missing out on the magic of going to the theatre, The One Show, along with The Shakespeare North Playhouse is launching an exciting new playwriting competition, giving children and young people across the UK the opportunity to see their ideas come to life on stage. We hope this will help inspire the next generation of playwrights as well as encouraging a love of theatre and the arts in children and young people.
The competition is open to all children and young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. It opens for entries at 7pm on Thursday 25th June 2020. The deadline for entering the competition is just before midnight on Monday 31st August 2020.
All you need to enter is an idea for a play, a short description of up to four of the main characters and the first few opening lines. You’ll also need to tell us what having the opportunity to write your play and have it performed on stage would mean to you.
What is the prize?
From the ideas submitted, three finalists from each of the three categories will be chosen and announced on The One Show during autumn 2020. They will then have the opportunity to develop their ideas with professionals and write their final play.
A winner will be selected from each category based on their final play. Winners will be announced on The One Show in early 2021 and an excerpt from their play will be shown on the programme. The final three winners will receive a special award and have their play performed at The Shakespeare North Playhouse when it opens in 2022.
The development of The Shakespeare North Playhouse is being overseen by The Shakespeare North Trust. It is currently being constructed in Prescot on Merseyside. Once built, it will complete the UK’s Shakespearean triangle – London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Prescot. Alongside a flexible 350 seat theatre, the Playhouse will also provide educational facilities, a visitor centre and additional performance spaces including an outdoor performance garden.
Entry categories are divided by age group as follows:
ACT ONE – 7 – 10 year olds
ACT TWO – 11 – 13 year olds
ACT THREE – 14 – 16 year olds
The entry must be submitted into the correct age category according to your age on 31st August 2020, which is the competition closing date.
How to Apply
Go to the following website by copying and pasting into the URL bar. Then read the full details and instructions there:
This is a photo of one of the children in Year 5. I wonder if you can tell who it is?
Next week, you’re going to help create your own Class Yearbook 2020. Only these will be class photos with a difference – your baby photos!
How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to your class teacher who will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.
What happens after that? You will go to your class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to your teacher by Thursday afternoon.
How will we get the answers? Next Friday, your teacher will give the correct answers on the class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!
Make sure you get your photo to your teacher by Tuesday!
This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone! Start sending those baby pics in!