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Hockaller class page has material to support your child’s learning while school is closed and lots of ideas to keep them busy. We will do our best to provide feedback at least once a week on anything that they are able to do. However, please put your child’s needs first. If you or your child are finding this difficult to manage, just do what you can, when you can.

Remember, your teacher is only at the end of an email, and will help you if she can!

Wow, only 2 weeks until the end of the school year. We have missed seeing you every day, but we are so proud of you. We know your new teachers are going to enjoy working with you in September, and just hope that you show them the incredible, hard working children that you are. 

Keep up the good work. We love seeing examples of what you have done, and I am sure that your class mates do too. Some of the adventures you have been taking our flat selves on have been wonderful and we look forward to seeing what else we get up to!

Stay in touch

From Miss L and Mrs James

hockaller@educ.somerset.gov.uk.

Overviews of BBC Bitesize daily lessons

Here are your learning tasks for the last 2 weeks of term. Please note, our free access to TT Rockstars has now expired.

Your projects part 2

Vikings by Douglas

Want to learn about sheep shearing? Read on to find out what Gemma got up to in half term...

Love a good cartoon

Can you identify which artists inspired these pictures?

Adventures with Miss L and Mrs James. Read all about some of our adventures here.

Lego challenge anyone? Bella has been busy completing some daily Lego builds.

Keeping Active

Physical activity and exercise can improve our health, make us feel better, give us more energy and it reduces the risk of developing several diseases like diabetes and heart disease. In this time of increasing restrictions on our movement with Coronavirus, it is still crucial we are active for 60 minutes a day. Being active also releases natural endorphines that make us feel much happier. It also tires the children out and some peace and quiet may ensue (not guaranteed!). 

 

There are many ways we can keep fit at home with no equipment. You Tube has a plethora of content - obviously, please supervise the children while they are using this platform. These are some of my favourites and the children (and you) can literally just follow them - click, play, workout, happy days. 

 

Sallys - awesome strength workouts. There are Sallys for squats - the easiest, stomach/core which is harder and if any of you can complete Sally arms, you get a gold medal! 

Sally squats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bql6sIU2A7k

Sally core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9cnrvL4Apc&t=18s

Sally arms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41N6bKO-NVI

 

Moovlee - there are so many workouts - yoga, meditation and active workouts. Here are a couple of good ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i0tUVNHfLA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toi50kBcLM8

 

Joe Wicks the Body Coach. Joe Wicks is brilliant - he has hundreds of workouts on his YouTube channel specifically for children, but also tons for adults to do too. It is important that children do the children's work outs as they are specifically designed for their growing bodies. All of the workouts need little space and no equipment and are really easy to follow. 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga. I use these a lot in school and the children love them. There are lots to choose from and they too have their own YouTube channel. 

 

Government advice is to still be active and even if self isolating, it is important to go out, but keep away from others. This means a walk, a run, a cycle or scoot is an option, but no close contact with anyone. 

 

Home Circuits - this is a really fun way to keep fit - design your circuit, set up your timer, get some music on and off you go! Here is one that I do at home: star jumps, press ups, sit ups, sprint on the spot, tricep dips (I use the edge of the sofa), lie on back and do leg raises, jumping squats, plank, punches (stand with legs apart and punch forward with alternate arms as hard as you can), squat with alternate knee raise, punch up in the air (straight up above your head) with alternate arms, crunches. 

You decide on the work/rest balance. Start with 30 seconds work and 30 seconds rest between each exercise, then try 35 seconds work with 25 seconds rest and aim for 40 seconds work and 20 seconds of rest. I write the exercises out on bits of paper so I can re-use them. Enjoy!

Fantastic Forces: we finished our forces topic by making and playing games which used a magnetic force as part of them. Here is a sample of their work.

Fantastic Forces: When looking at buoyancy, we made boats from foil and predicted how many coins we could put onto them before they sunk. Our winning boat held 43 coins - a mixture of 1p and 2p coins.

Fantastic Forces: While exploring magnetism, we carried out an investigation to find the strongest magnet.

Fantastic Forces: Looking at air resistance, we designed parachutes to transport a raw egg to the ground safely.

Fantastic Forces: while exploring friction, we made ramps covered in different materials and measured how high the ramp needed to be before a toy car started to move.

Fantastic Forces: we have enjoyed some practical activities exploring forces this term. Here we are using drama techniques to model push and pull forces.

Here are the ingredients we used for soup making.

Winter warmer: today we turned the classroom into a soup kitchen! The children chopped and prepared all the vegetables to make 3 different soups: Tomato soup, Butternut Squash soup and Leek and potato soup. We all enjoyed trying the different soups...so did the children in Stoford class.

Sweet fun: We made some peppermint cream polar bears. Are they too cute to eat?

Buckland 100: This morning we had a go at wrapping presents.

Buckland 100: This morning we had a go a tying ties.

Buckland 100: This morning we tried out 2 different methods for tying our shoe laces.

Our new enquiry question is: How are humans similar to animals? How are they different? We are starting by looking at the human body and this afternoon we have been creating our own skeletons using paper straws.

We had a science afternoon looking at seeds. After identifying that the objects we were looking at were all types of seeds, we thought about the different ways that seeds are dispersed. After sorting pictures of seeds into their different dispersal methods, we carried out some investigations looking at wind dispersal and drop and roll. We used our measuring skills to measure the distance the seeds travelled from the landing point.

We had a great morning at the net and wall festival, and learnt some new skills.

We were very excited when we got to see our new classroom for the first time!

Learning about the Battle of Britain, we followed instructions and used our cutting skills to make paper Spitfires. We then used our measuring skills to see how far they would fly.

Can you spot who is behind the gas masks? As part of our learning enquiry, we made gas masks and gas mask boxes.

We used our measuring and cutting skills when we made our gas mask boxes.

On our first day as a new class, we did an activity which showed us how we are all connected in some way, through our experiences or our likes. We got in quite a tangle!

Please visit your child's class page regularly while the school is closed for information to support their learning at home.
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