Monday 29th June, 2020
Another great day from the school-based class, and we successfully covered SPaG, English, reading and maths. Extension work will be considered tomorrow and the English will be continued.
A brilliant effort by all involved and best wishes,
Thursday 25th June.
Another wonderful morning from those in school, and they all earned Golden Moments. They are all helpng each other and playing/learning together brilliantly. We managed PE, SPaG, English and Maths today!
Best wishes, and I hope that you enjoy the remainder of the week,
Wednesday 24th June
Apologies, this is slightly late, but the school-class managed English, maths and spelling today, and then i hope to continue with this tomorrow and complete the SPaG work. We also did some PE so Science, History and Coding is still to do.
As before, there is no pressure and please do whatever suits you and your children.
Tuesday 23rd June.
I hope that all of the home learning has gone well today. It was a very successful return for those who were back in school, and it was wonderful seeing you all again. We managed to get the English, Maths and PE done today and will then carry on writing our newspaper articles tomorrow. Well done to all of the returners, and they all earned Golden Moments for their focus so far,
Friday 1st May.
To all of those in Swallow Class,
Thank you again for all your hard work this week, and it was wonderful to see most of you yesterday.
I hope that you have a great weekend, and please let me know if you are celebrating May Day in any way,
Please remember to only spend 25 minutes on any one lesson, and don;t feel pressured to write more than one paragraph for Year 2 or three paragraphs for Year 3.
Wednesday 29th April, 2020.
Thank you for all your messages this week and it has been brilliant seeing what all of the children have achieved.
On the Facebook page there are two videos, one by me and one by Edward (Class 3), based around relaxation techniques, so please find time to undertake at least one of the excellent activities shown by these social media phenomenons.
Also, for the writing task, if your child has ideas for their own story, then please do allow them to pursue them!
Monday 27th April, 2020
I do hope that you are all doing well during this early phase of the week. Just a quick note; I believe that some of you may have tried to get in touch using Google Classroom, but I have unfortunately been unable to access messages on that platform. Please do feel free to e-mail me with any questions or queries and I will, of course, be happy to help,
Thursday 23rd April, 2020.
It was brilliant seeing most of you today, and hopefully next week we will have all of you. I really enjoyed speaking to you and finding out a but about what you have been up to.
I am already looking forward to what you will share with us all next week!
Tuesday 21st April announcement:
Mrs Mackay has been hard at work creating a Facebook page for the school (Marsh Baldon CE Primary School).
If there is any work that you are proud of, or pictures of you doing soemthing exciting whilst working or playing at home, then please do email them to me so that I can arrange for them to be displayed on our page for all to see!
Tuesday 21st April.
Just a quick note. I do hope that the return to term has gone smoothly and that you are all managing ok during this difficult time period.
Please don't feel the need to spend more than 25 minutes on any activity, and extension work is only there if required.
I am continuing to add the latest copy of First News to the resources section if it is of interest and if you would like different or amended work sent, then please do let me know,
Monday 20th April
Welcome back to the Summer term, which is continuing in these very challenging circumstances.
As before, I will provide work on a daily basis, but there is no expectation to work through everything and please prioritise the writing task, one of the maths/SPaG sheets (whichever is deemed most appropriate of Sheet A, with Sheet B being an extension) and some reading. Please don't spend more than 25 minutes on any activity and I am sure that you're aware of the need for regular movement and/or exercise breaks.
It would be great to hear what you have all been up to over the Easter break, and I also look forward to receiving photographs of the children's work as it is completed.
I am attempting to do videos on a daily basis, and they should be available on the Google Classroom and Mrs Mackay has hopefully forwarded on all of the details so that you can access the platform.
I do hope that you're all doing ok and thinking of you,
Wednesday - 1st April.
I hope that you are all doing ok at home, and I have been blown away, in a positive way, by the quality of the work sent through to me, so thank you all for that. If it takes a little longer than one day, or you don't get through that many pieces of work, that is ok - it's about what is right for your family.
If they are of any use, please do watch the YouTube channel 'Teaching from afar' - possibly more to poke fun at me rather than actually learn from.
Monday 30th March.
To all the members of Swallow class (including adults),
I hope that you managed to relax a little before the start of a new week. Thank you again for all the hard work you have been putting in to your home learning so far, and I look forward to seeing more of it this week. Congratulations to those of you who received Golden Moments and I have my fingers crossed that there will be more this week!
I have also uploaded the latest copies of First News in case any of you would like to read them over the next few days,
Missing all of you,
Thursday 26th March - 6.34pm.
To all of Swallow class,
I hope that you've all coped ok with the first week of a very different style of schooling. From the work I've seen so far, you, your parents and your carers are all doing a fabulous job and I've been elated each time I've recieved positive feedback about the work you've been doing, what you've been up to with your family and pictures of your achievements. You are an excellent class, and I do miss you all.
If there is anything you would like me to do differently for next week, then please do let me know so that I can make the on-line teaching as effective as possible.
Thank you again, and I'm glad to hear that you're looking after each other,
Just a quick adendum for today following a virtual staff meeting that we had.
I have now put a suggested timetable, calculation policy, maths curriculum, writing and reading expectations on the resources section of the class page. There is no pressure to adhere to what is set out there, but some of you may find it of use.
I will also put the letter for each day and then the day's learning in the correct section. This section will be reserved for notices.
Hopefully this will make it a little easier to navigate and apologies for my jumbled way of presenting it previously,
I hope that you are all coping with what has been a fairly drastic change of circumstances. I will aim to put up all learning for the next day onto the website by the evening before. That way, if there are any queries, then they can be answered by the morning and allow you the greatest degree of flexibility.
I am exploring videos and more interactive learning options, but these may take a little time to get up and running. Also, please do provide any feedback so that I can make the learning as effective as possible.
Best wishes, and I look forward to receiving e-mails from you soon,