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St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

Year Five Tolerance Class

Half-term Outdoor Activities

Dear Children and Parents,

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent me emails via the Contact our Teacher page, if any of you want to send pictures of creations or activities you are doing, please send it to the school email address, they will forward it to me :-)

 

There are lots of great things going on online to help keep you busy and learning in fun ways - for example, join a million other people livestreaming with Joe Wicks every morning at 9 for a workout to keep fit and healthy. I do these work outs, whether I am in school or at home - they definitely make you work hard so you feel great when you finish them! 

 

Go on https://radioblogging.net/ for an interactive Literacy session with Pie Corbett (we use a lot of his work in school, for example he wrote the Alien Landing - he's fabulous!) - check the site for times, they do live shows through the day and you can watch previous ones any time. Different poets and authors are on each day. 

 

DAVID WALLIAMS fans - you can listen to him read his books aloud - here's the link for Gangsta Granny.  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/gangsta-granny-by-david-walliams-read-by-the-author-audiobook-extract/

 

We voted to name ourselves Tolerance as we believe that this virtue is one we should practise daily. We know that tolerance means acceptance and we can show this every day by allowing other people to be the way they are without judging or criticising their actions or beliefs. We linked our understanding of this to the bible, which says that we shouldn’t be concerned about what another person is doing, but rather we should be concerned about our own actions because each of us will give an account of himself to God (Romans 14:12). 

 

Read, read, read - we cannot emphasise this enough! Parents, please encourage your child to read with you at home. Even though many now read in their heads, reading aloud is a skill in it's own right and their fluency and expression will only develop if they practise. Thank you in advance! If you use ReadTheory, I can see how many quizzes you do (well done to those of you using it regularly - some of you have completed more than 100 quizzes since we left school!) so please do log on and read :-) .

 

If you would like to share any pictures of projects or pieces of work you have done, ask parents first! Then share it using the Twitter name @MrsC_yr4, 

 

One of our school values is Trust and we trust in the word of the Lord as we remember

'I can do all things through him who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:13

 

 

 

Class text - The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

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