Wonderful Water Project

Whole School project – Wonderful Water

We have devised our next whole school project based on the topic, ‘Wonderful Water‘. All the teachers have contributed ideas that pupils can complete at home – either on their own or alongside a sibling, if they have one. The work can be done at their own level and each activity relates to the wonderful world of books in some way. This overview can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate box in the download section.

There is no formal expectation of how many of the activities children could undertake but we hope that they will choose a couple from each subject.

Changes to home learning

As a staff, we have also looked at what else we can do for you as we continue with home learning. So from 4th May we aim to:

  • Continue to contact every family weekly, to maintain support.
  • Provide a way that children can make direct contact with the class teacher from Monday to Friday.
  • Provide weekly opportunities to help children practice previous skills and keep their minds active while school is closed.
Learning Guidelines

How often will learning activities be set?

  • Every year group will provide a weekly learning sheet for their year group. These will be uploaded to the website under the appropriate year group by 9am each Monday. The previous week’s work will remain on the website.
  • All class teachers will post a weekly maths activity that will be differentiated so that your child will be able to find a task that suits their ability. We also suggest you do the daily BBC Bitesize maths activities following this link:

KS1 Bitesize  or KS2 Bitesize

  • On each weekly learning sheet. you will see the maths activity (with a linked fluency activity), a grammar activity, a spelling activity, a writing activity and a link to our topic.
  • When planning activities, teachers have been mindful of the following:
    • Not all children have access to a digital resource e.g. laptop
    • You may not have the facility to print resource sheets
    • More than one child may be trying to work at the same time, including parents.
      This is why we have created the topic, so that you can complete this as a family task rather than each child having to work on different learning.
    • Children will not have the visual clues, friends, teacher to prompt, remind, encourage etc. like they would have in a classroom
    • Children won’t have the usual differentiation techniques we use in class to support them

We would like the children to complete the daily activities (reading and times tables) and spread the other activities across the week.

Any problems?

If there are any queries about the work set out or if you would like to share a success, then please email the appropriate class teacher:

and we will try to respond as soon as we are able to.

Providing learning that fits every single child and family is impossible during these unprecedented times. We are doing our best to provide learning that can be accessed from a home environment in very unusual conditions, while providing for our own families and looking after key-worker and vulnerable children in school.

We are trying to be mindful of the circumstances of each and every one of our families and find a best-fit solution. This is a very different way of working for us all. Thank you for your patience, support and on-going hard work in all of this.

We can’t wait to be back in school with all of your children. We miss you all.

Internet Links to support the project work at home

The Oak National Academy – provides online lessons for home learning

Messy Little Monsters – Rainbow walking water science experiment

Steam Powered Family – STEM Water Projects and Science Experiments For Kids

Anglian Water – Resources for primary aged children

Action Aid – Water teaching resources

Water Aid – Activities for children about water

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Downloadable resources to support home learning

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    Share your wonderful work with us!

    We are all really enjoying the wonderful work that you have been doing at home. Please continue to send pictures to:

    remotelearning@st-marysbeetley.norfolk.sch.uk

    and we will post them in our Facebook Home Learning photo album for everyone to see!

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    Anniversary

    Celebrate VE Day with us!

    In school, the children have been making bunting to hang on their windows on Friday 8th May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.

    It would be great if you could also make some bunting as well. The BBC has some great ‘how to’ guides and templates:

    BBC Local Radio – Great British Bunting

    There are also some templates on the Baker Ross website.

    It would be great to see your fantastic bunting – so please send us some pictures.

    Science Alert For Website

    Cambridge Science Centre – Virtual School Trip

    Miss Watts has organised for us to have a week’s access to the Cambridge Science Centre. This is a brilliant opportunity to see scientists in action and to learn about the properties of materials.

    Our week’s access is for the week commencing 11th May 2020.

    We will send a text to each family on Monday morning with all the login details.

    Please click on this link, to download a copy of Miss Watt’s poster (seen opposite).

    Have a great school trip and let us know what you learn about!

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