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Monday 1st February


Join Mrs Graham for our mindfulness workshop here, where she will be leading you in the 3 mindful m's - yoga (adding a new pose: the volcano - see new sequence sheet below), our breathing (using the hi 5 finger breathing and belly breathing) and thinking about our affirmation (I am expressive - which links to PSHE).  We will finish with a short guided meditation setting you up ready for your learning today. Click here



Today, we are going to first, do our spelling test and then look at our new spellings for this week, play some games with our spellings and then you are going to learn these spellings at home over this week like you would do if we were in school. You can watch Mrs Hodgson’s video going through your new spellings and playing some games with you on the video centre. Your spelling rule for this week is: ‘n’ sound spelt ‘kn’ and ‘gn’ (knot, know, knee, knight, gnome, gnaw, gnash)

Also today, we are going to do some handwriting practise as we know that you were all enjoying learning to join your letters before Christmas focussing on correct letter formation. Watch Mrs Hodgson’s video to guide you through. You can pause the video if needed and practise your lovely handwriting along with me. We will be focussing on the ‘ey’ join.



Start today's lesson by watching Miss Balfe's video which begins by recapping fractions of shape which we covered yesterday. Have the starter sheet ready and pause the video when Miss Balfe asks you to. 

Once you've completed the starter sheet resume the video where Miss Balfe will introduce our work for this week on fractions of amounts and numbers. This time have today's worksheet ready as we are going to complete questions one and two together. You can then pause the video again to complete the rest of the work independently before going over the questions and answers with Miss Balfe. 



This week is Children's Mental Health week and this year the focus is on expressing yourself.  What does it mean to be expressive?  First of all, let's think about how important it is to express any worries  or maybe express that someone isn't being nice.  This lets the other person help or understand what they are doing isn't right.  Perhaps you could express positives instead, thinking about what other people do or what you appreciate.  


But expression is also about creativity and using this to show your passions and joy - whether this is just for yourself or for other people to watch and learn.  Watch the lesson with Mrs Graham here to find out more.  Afterwards create a picture which includes yourself and all the things you like to do to express yourself - whether these are in front of someone else or not; whether you are good at something or not.  


As part of Children's Mental Health week, there is a family competition to join if you wish to to promote physical activity - the leaflet is available below - you can even win a prize.  The second leaflet is called a 'Shapes Challenge' for individual active achievements. 



Miss Nolan has created a lesson for you to watch and join in with here.


If you would also like to learn a song about continents and oceans, to reinforce your learning in geography click the link here. You could practise it a few times and then add your own household instruments.