Winterton


You can contact Mrs Marshall by emailing her on – d.marshall@gf.kwestacademy.com

 

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term and our Homework Grid

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2

Homework grid Spring Year 5 6

 

Mrs Marshall


I have been teaching at Greyfriars since 2004 and am very proud of being part of the Greyfriars team. Also I am one of the school’s Assistant Head Teachers. I currently teach year 6’s and I am in charge of literacy throughout the school. In Winterton class we try to make the most of every learning opportunity and strive to do our best. Outside of school I enjoy reading, going to the cinema and spending time with my family!

 

Are you looking for Easter activities?

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Hello

https://www.planbee.com/blog/easter-activities-for-kids/?utm_source=Website+List&utm_campaign=4c10cf6c4e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_07_10_33&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_87cd3bfaf8-4c10cf6c4e-136171589&mc_cid=4c10cf6c4e&mc_eid=2b4898f40e

This link was sent to me. I thought you might want to explore. Lots of fun activities to keep you going until school work starts again.

Here is another link for Easter activities. You have to create an account but it’s free.

https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/upper-key-stage-two-ks2-easter-home-learning-activity-pack-1/

Have fun, keep safe and keep smiling!

Medicspot Handwashing Competition

Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2020

Medicspot is calling all primary school children to share their creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing – the best way to keep yourself and others safe from coronavirus. Find out how you can enter and win £500 for Greyfriars Academy here: www.medicspot.co.uk/handwash

Happy Easter Winterton

Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2020

Hi Everyone

This will be the last blog for a couple of weeks as we are now in the Easter Holidays. It is important that you retain a routine and do what you would normally do in the holidays – apart from going out that is! Will you get any Easter Eggs? What’s your favourite chocolate? Will you make any Easter cards? Remember that relations and friends will love to receive a card or a letter from you as you can’t actually visit them over the Easter holiday. Send me photos of you enjoying your Easter Eggs and of your cards if you make any.

Lastly I have been sent this link: https://radioblogging.net/ which will take you to Pie Corbett’s (Talk for Writing) new site. It will help you with your writing using the same techniques that we use in school. You can even send your writing to Pie. Many children have already done this as you will see when you go on it. I will include it in the next Home Learning Grid which will go up on Monday 20th April.

Until then have a lovely Easter break and keep safe and keep smiling!

Winterton update – 3rd April

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Good morning everyone

I hope you are all well this morning and looking forward to the good weather this weekend. Remember though to stay safe and stay at home. Did you join in with clapping for NHS yesterday? What a lovely thing to do to show our appreciation for these hardworking people! But also for all the other people who are working hard to make things run as well as possible such as all the supermarket workers who serve us at tills and all the people stocking shelves so there is food for us to buy, the postman, the bin men, the carers in old peoples’ home, the restaurants that are supplying the NHS with hot food, the farmers and food suppliers that make sure our food is grown, harvested and sent around the country and so many more people!! If you see someone doing a fantastic job to help us, give them a smile and a wave – from a safe distance of course! And don’t forget the adults that are looking after you at home; they need your support at home.What can you do to make their day easier? To make them smile?

Have you done something yet that will make a difference? Have you drawn a rainbow to put in your window to cheer people up? Have you thought of anything else? Remember this is an historic time – what will you tell your children about what you were doing? Keep up the good work with your diaries and work for the time capsule; it will make fascinating reading for children in years to come.

I hope that many of you will update me today with what you have been doing this week.

By the way, I have managed to narrow down the identity of the big bird of prey in my garden – I think it is either a Marsh or a Hen Harrier. It certainly is impressive. I’m now off to feed the squirrels – yes they are still hungry!!

Keep safe and keep smiling

A Message from Mrs Marshall ~ The squirrels are hungry today!

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Good morning everyone

As I write this I can see the squirrels outside waiting for their peanuts – they really are hungry today. I have seen quite a few on the lawn digging up some of the nuts they buried earlier in the year. Also the females are beginning to gather dried grass and feathers to start building their nests. Did you know that squirrels build their nests in trees? You may mistake them for bird’s nests.

I’ve have kept to my timetable today so far, but I must go out to buy essential things like bread and milk today. I haven’t left the house since last Friday when I came home from school. How about you? What are you up to? Have you left your house? Let me know what your timetables look like. Hette has shared hers and that is where I got the idea from.

Please keep sharing your work with me – I miss you all!

Off to feed the squirrels and write a shopping list! Speak to all again tomorrow.

Welcome to April Winterton Class!

Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Hello Everyone

So we begin a new month – have you played any April Fool tricks on anyone yet? Don’t forget you can only play tricks up to 12.00 or you become the fool – only an hour left!

After being at school last week, I thought that this week would be more relaxing and that I would do what I needed to do when I needed to do it – that so hasn’t worked! By the end of yesterday I felt that even though I had done school work, I really wasn’t making the best use of my time and you know how I like to be organised. So today I have set my self a timetable to ensure I use my time effectively.

  • Eat breakfast – very important meal of the day to make sure you have energy for what you need to do
  • Exercise – again will give you energy. I am doing either Jo Wicks, yoga (on Ms. Black’s recommendation) or my cross trainer
  • Answer any emails – from members of staff or from you
  • Update blog on school website.
  • Do school tasks that I have allocated for the day
  • Also do at least one thing per day that makes my smile and feel good!

I think that by having a timetable I will feel more organised and purposeful. It has started well today, you can see where I’m up to.

The image that I set set for this blog is of part of my garden. Here are the other photos that I have taken of it:

I had another photo but it won’t download. So now you can see what I see whilst I’m writing my blog. Also we have a family of squirrels living in the garden. I put out peanuts every morning when I am at home. Here is a photo of one of them feeding this morning:

We also get deer in the garden but I haven’t got a photo of them. If I see one today I will try to get a picture of it and post it tomorrow. We have bird feeders out and get a lot of birds including pheasants, herons and many birds of prey. I’m not very good at identifying them though, but some of them are BIG!

Let me know what you can see from your windows.

Last thing for today. Just to remind you that the Home Learning Grid is a suggested list of activities; you don’t need to do them all and you can do other things. Don’t stress!! I will put up some activities from EducationCity for after the Easter holidays now that it is working properly again. Have any of you found games that I could recommend to others?

Whatever you are doing, make sure you do at least one thing to make you smile today. We are making history at the moment. People will talk about these times for many, many years. What can you do to make a difference, to make someone else smile today?

Have a good day – speak again tomorrow

Stay safe and stay smiling

Year 5/6 Virtual Trip to Amsterdam!

Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Hello Year 5/6 children, you may have noticed (on the Learning Grid for this week) that there is a virtual trip to Ann Frank House in Amsterdam. Museums all around the world are currently offering ‘virtual tours’ for free. This is an unprecedented opportunity to ‘visit’ places and see things that we might not get to actually do in real life. So, would you like to take a ‘trip’ to Amsterdam today? Let’s go:

Year 5/6 Trip to Ann Frank House

KLM Flight to Amsterdam 

Departs 10am from Gatwick Airport (meet you there – BUT NOT REALLY – JUST PRETEND!)

Arrives 11:30

 

Check into 5 Star Hotel  12pm

 

 

 

                                                                             

 

Take a tram through the city 1pm!

 

 

 

Arrive Ann Frank House 1:30pm

Feel free to explore the house on the following links but don’t forget to take notes and tell me what you found interesting during the visit! Can you tell me who Ann Frank was? What do you learn about her and her family during WW2? What was the secret annex?

https://www.annefrank.org/en/museum/web-and-digital/

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