As you are aware, from Monday 23rd March, schools in the UK will be closed for the majority of pupils for the foreseeable future. Your children have taken home a learning work book so they can do ‘school’ work from google classroom. Each child has access to a year group google classroom, an art gallery of work from the class, a music classroom where Miss McBride is posting daily pieces of music, a whole school selfie classroom with weekly challenges on and a computing classroom run by our support company at 123ICT.

If you have any questions about the work we have set or if you would like any feedback please comment on the assignments on google classroom or send a dojo message. Please send photos of work either you or your child wishes to celebrate!

We will keep in contact with the children in class via google classroom comments and weekly video calls using ‘google hangouts’.

Pheasant Class children and parents have been amazing with the way they have embraced this new teaching and learning and we are appreciative of all the enthusiasm and effort going on in your homes. Our learning and wellbeing continues to be enriched by Miss Horner, Mrs. Bustin and Mrs.Timms whose Google Hangouts and support for learning has been invaluable.

Our Big Question this term is ‘How do cities and towns develop?’ and already the children have responded enthusiastically to learning about how the Ancient cities of the Maya developed. We have been so impressed with how creative children and parents have been with Maya weaving and drawing and making pyramids.

We have started to compare the cities and villages of the Maya with cities in the United Kingdom, looking at how water and natural resources influence people in choosing sites.

Our class book is ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ and our initial learning about the Iroquois Indians has enabled the children to sensitively compare the houses and everyday lives of the Ancient Maya and the Native American settlers.

Thank you for supporting us with your children’s learning during this difficult time. We miss the children and hope, when it is safe, we will all be back together face to face.