Google Classroom Pupil Guide

Google Classroom is an exciting piece of software that allows us place learning online!

In order to help the children access this easily, Mrs Graves has prepared a document that will help the children get on to Google Classsroom!

Please click on the link below

Pupil Step-by-step Guide to Accessing Google Classroom from Home

 

Thoughts at the end of another week

Hello,

This has been a really good week for everyone. I have seen some fabulous work undertaken online and it’s been amazing seeing everyone getting involved in other activities too such as the PE challenges!

One things, I’ve had a couple of people who have watched the videos and have wondered about how to join 4W’s Virtual Classroom – the Virtual Classroom is Google Classroom! The good news is – you’ve already joined!!!

Next couple of weeks we’ll have a slightly different sort of feel going on in the Classroom, so make sure you logon each day. As a sneak preview, next week I’ll telling you all about something that’ll you be able to log on to to develop your coding skills…..it’s a sort of….well you’ll find out by checking out the blog next week! Make sure you check each day – don’t have that fear of missing out!

Hopefully the sun will come out this weekend. If it does, remember to stay in your garden. It really is helping.

Keep washing those hands!

Stay safe and take care.

😎👍

Hello Class 4W

Hello,

It’s Friday, it must be Pride of Plover. Well at 9.30am you can see who is this week’s Pride of Plover by watching the video here:

There’s lots to do onlne again today. I hope you enjoyed the TTRS and SpellingFrame challenge yesterday.

I also hope you’re enjoying exploring SCRATCH! It’s great to get involved with coding. If you haven’t, check out SCRATCH online. It’s totally free and there’s loads of coding on it. Plus there’s a great help facility on it too.

Remember, keep washing those hands!

Stay safe and take care.

😎👍

End of day thoughts

Hello,

Hope you’ve enjoyed a slightly different day today!

We’ll do a similar day tomorrow too. Remember you can play the Spelling Frame Games at any time. It really is worth going on each day for 10-15 minutes or so and playing those games, it’s good fun but you also practice your spellings at the same time. It’s a WIN WIN!!!!

Pride of Plover tomorrow.

I’ll announce it at around 9.30am again, Iike we did last week.

Keep washing those hands!

Stay safe and take care

😎👍

Good morning!

Hello,

The sun is shining as I type this today. Hopefully it stays out and you can get out in your garden.

The virtual classroom has some different activities for today and tomorrow, so keep having a look! Also, remember to sign up for SCRATCH! as well. It’s free to use and there are loads of activities to do on there. Have a good play!

If you’re outside, you could always try a garden ABC…..type quiz. “What’s that?” I hear you cry! Well, get piece of paper…………………………

Going across the top make up some headings, so you might have Plants, Animals, Insects, Name…(you only need 4 or 5 really).

Then going down the side write the alphabet….A,B,C, D…..through to X, Y, Z.

Now all you have to do is to write the name of a plant beginning with A, beginning with B and so on and then an animal beginning with A, beginning with B and so on……you get the idea. If you do it in your garden you’ll probably see things. You can always explore your garden to fnd things! (Look under any plant pots or bricks!!!).

If you want an indoors version you could have headings such as electronic device, clothing and so on…..

OR you can go for headings such as town, country, river and so on.

The headings are entirely up to you! It’s great if you play it as a family!

Have a good day.

Keep washing your hands.

Stay safe and take care

😎👍

Midweek thoughts

Hello,

Everyone has been hard at work again in the virtual classroom. It’s been interesting to see how much work is being done and the effort being put in to the work. Thank you for everything you are doing, it is amazing!

Looking at the timelines for chocolate bars took me back to my childhood and remembering some of the adverts that came on television and how tasty those chocolates were! Curly Wurly’s used to be massive and take ages to eat!!!

Back to the schooling, can you be having a think for me please. Is there anyone you have seen online that you know to be working really hard? We’ll be having our Pride of Plover on Friday for Class 4W. Who do you think the winner should be and why? Go to the Stream section of the Virtual Classroom and have a look on there.

Keep washing you hands!

Stay safe and take care

😎👍

Song Challenge

https://youtu.be/CVgrp_Ay4Kw

How about getting your vocal chords warmed up and taking part in our song challenge?

We would like to join in with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s challenge to sing Any Dream Will Do and see our children perform the song.

So, can you practise the song ‘Any Dream Will Do’ from Joseph using the youtube backing track (link shared on this blog) and then get your grown up to film you performing it.

Send your videos to agraves@ploverschool.co.uk and we will make a compilation, as well as share with Andrew Lloyd Webber! (Grown-ups – Please only send videos if you are happy for your child to be seen online.)

Not sure of the words? Here is a link to the lyrics! https://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/josephandtheamazingtechnicolordreamcoat/anydreamwilldo.htm

 

 

Learn CODING

SCRATCH! Is a free online piece of coding software.

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Click on the link and sign up! It really is fun!

If you go to my Google Classroom – you’ll see the guide sheet in the Class 4W section of Classwork.

So, have you ever wondered how a computer game works? How is does what it does? Have you ever wondered how this Google Classroom works? Or a Google search engine works? Or how TTRS works? ………………..If you have fabulous! If you haven’t well let me tell you that Bill Gates who founded Microsoft is worth BILLIONS of pounds. Mark Zuckerberg who created Facebook is worth BILLIONS of pounds and the creators of Angry Birds are worth BILLIONS of pounds……………………now are you wondering how all those pieces of software work?!

Coding at its simplest level is a set of instructions. The question, “What happens if…….” is really important when coding as some many things occur. For example, in a racing car game….”What happens if I drive over oil?”……”What happens if I press the brake key?”
Questions like “What happens if?” or statements like “If…..then…….” are really useful. This is all part of coding.

SCRATCH! Is a free to use online piece of coding software. All you have to do is go to the website, sign-up and then let your imagination run free. Remember, start small and keep it simple. That way you’ll have fun and learn. You’ll need patience as well, as things don’t always go to plan! Remember to critique your work and ask….”I wonder…”.

Happy coding!

Good morning!

Hello,

I have to say the work done online yesterday was fabulous, it really was.

Today there is some work on shape and space to do, angles work. Do you know the names of the different angles? There are different types of angle.

Also there is work on Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar or SPAG as it is affectionately know! It’s really important to have those grammar skills and to keep working on them. Which brings me round to making a little request. When we’re typing in the comments and producing written work, can we remember our grammar skills please! It’s very important. Also ensure your spellings are correct. You can check your spellings using the spellcheck feature on Google Docs and Google Slides! I really don’t mind you doing this or use an online dictionary to help you.

Parents, if you need any details about any of the online learning things then you can send me a message via the blog. Fill in the form below!

Keep washing those hands!

Stay safe and take care.

😎👍

Tuesday afternoon thoughts

Hello!

It’s been a busy day in the virtual classroom with more of you logging on that ever! Great stuff.

Parents/Carers, if you have any queries about the virtual classroom, fill in your details in the box below and I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. Remember at the top of the blog there is a guide for using Google Classroom.

I’ve read some excellent pieces of writing today. They have been really well thought out and you have worked really hard on your vocabulary choices. It’s also been interesting to see the sorts of instructions you’ve been writing about too. I hope the children have used their instructions for making cups of tea and sandwiches and have made all you parents/carers a cuppa!!!

Thank you for the pictures you’ve sent in, they’re really good!

Remember, do your rainbow. Put in your window and take a picture then send it to me.

Keep washing your hands.

Stay safe and take care.

😎👍

Good morning 4W!

Hello!

What a fabulous surprise awaited me when I checked the virtual classroom yesterday

. I had some fabulous pictures from William, Dalton and Lucie-Mail all of whom had been busy baking and following recipes. Fabulous work there from you all, very impressive! I hope you all enjoyed eating them! 😊

 

Some work on line graphs today in the virtual classroom, I have done a short v

ideo showing you how to go about answering the questions for this one. Keep using it to help you when you come to answer the questions. There is also a writing task for you. Remember, we still need that high quality standard of writing so make sure capital letters, full stops and spellings are all correct. Make sure you include all of the features we expect! I look forward to reading your work!

Have a good day.

Keep washing your hands.

Stay safe and take care.

😎👍