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Tuesday 23rd Nov

Today, I am poorly, and maybe some of you will be at home today too.

I hope to be back at school soon. Keep healthy or get well soon everybody!


If you are at home:

Are you ready to learn?

Have you had your breakfast, washed your hands and brushed your teeth?

Go to the bathroom and after that get yourself a drink.

Make sure you have pen and paper, possibly a dictionary to hand if you have one at home, and now do your home register!  Is everybody there? 

Are you ready to learn?

Let's begin



ALL: read the next chapter of our new class text: Goodnight Mr Tom (see link below).

Today, we are all going to give our very best effort to an independent writing task:

It's break time!

Have 20 minutes of exercise, fresh air, relaxation and a snack if you have one.

Go to the toilet, wash your hands and then return ready to learn.



Flashback learning:

Mental calculations

It's lunchtime already!

I hope you are having something healthy and nutritious.

Try something tangy and tasty on Tuesday!


Stop, Drop and Read for 30 minutes.

30 minutes of reading by an adult: demonstrating good practice and modelling fluency, pace and expression.  Read the next chapters of our class novel: Goodnight Mister Tom.

Click on the link for an online e-version of the book, if required.


This afternoon you would normally have Music or Art with Mrs Hall.

This week we are going to switch to Art - so if you are in school, off you go with Mrs Hall - share your ideas and work with me on Seesaw.


Home learners, I thought we would have a look at sketching and shading, as I would like to use the skills, such as hatching, cross-hatching, tonal shading and many more building towards Neurographic Art - have a search online, there are lots of fabulous examples. Plus, you can use pencils, biros, felt tips, wax crayons or any other medium you may have at home.

Also, it is very calming and relaxing, excellent for Mindfulness and Well-Being - exactly what we poorly people need whilst at home blush

Just to give you a taste, and let you know what we are aiming for:

Click here 

Neurographic Drawing - Art Lesson

But, I would like ours to have more texture and detail; giving effects of light and dark, shade and tone - this can be achieved in lead pencil but also with colour - let's aim high because we are superstars! blush

Today I would like home-learners to focus on shading techniques using lines and patterns - they can be very effective and used in unexpected ways.


If you don't have access to a printer at home, you can draw on plain paper, make your own squares and off you go!

Play some relaxing music in the background - this will improve your well-being.

Now take your pencil for a walk; a continuous line of curves and swirls to fill the page as shown in the video clip above. Any pattern, only a few sections, or maybe several of different sizes - don't do too many sections on your first try.

Once you have a canvas, an image, now add colour - take a photo.

Next, we can add the shading and texture - take photos as you complete a section.


Reflect and evaluate - did you add too little in one place, too much in another?


and how could it be


This is what I am aiming for - such fun! I wonder if I can manage it?

I will need my watercolour pencils and some water; a paintbrush or a small water spray bottle, but not too much water!

I wonder if I could theme my colour?

and then



with Mr Pick

Y6 are practising Sports Challenges and Tag Rugby this half term:

if you are in school, off you go and enjoy your lesson with Mr Pick, however, this is a little hard to carry out at home!

Have a look on the link below and see if you can take part in one of the 'at home' PE lessons - make sure you have cleared a safe space! If you are well enough, why not do PE outside. Wrap up warm, but getting plenty of fresh air. Have fun!

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