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HAPPY HALF TERM HOLIDAY!

Hello everybody, yes, that's right, it's half term next week! It's looking like the weather is going to be kind to us so hopefully you can spend time outside in the sunshine and fresh air! 
Once again I've been really impressed with your commitment to learning from home. You really are all doing fantastically well.
I know that Arianna has completed her timeline with events surrounding the life and times of Barack Obama as well as writing a truly inspirational report about a new creature found in Italy!
Katie has been busy with 99 club and taking the time to create an animation using Stop Go Studio, it is brilliant Katie, well done, I know that Mr Knight was impressed too.
Millie has been in contact too, looks like you've got the hang of Similes and metaphors as well as homophones, well done! Also your artwork was absolutely stunning Millie, fabulous work!
I hope that both Brooke and Nikola had a great birthday time this week, I believe that it's Kayden's birthday on Monday, so many early happy birthday wishes to you!

There is no learning grid for this week, due to it being half term, but you will find a document below which has lots of activities and ideas you might like to try out over the coming week.

As always take care of yourself and your family, enjoy your time at home and I'm still hoping that we may all see each other again in the near future! 
Mr Arnold.

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Hi there Looe Class, home learning for w/c 18th May!

Hello to you all, I hope that you and your families are all safe and well. The lockdown continues for us at the moment but at least the sun is shining!
It's been another week of home learning and having fun at home whilst staying safe and well. Thank you to all of you that have been in contact over the past week or so.
Nikola has been working really hard on her Maths and English tasks, brilliant Nikola, well done, and Millie has made her dream catcher, it looks great on the picture you sent me Millie, but I can't wait to see it when we finally all come back to school! 
Amelia, I love the pebble art that you have created and all that baking looks very tasty indeed! I see also, that along with Millie, you have been thinking about dolphins this week as part of our English tasks.
Katie has got 3 Bronze 99 club sheets right in a row and has therefore moved onto Silver this week, hope you are getting on okay Katie and thanks also to Nathan, it was great to see all the home learning that you have been completing. Well done everyone, you're all absolute stars!!

Some of you are beginning to run out of room in the exercise books that I gave you as we left school, if you need a new book, just let me know or give the school office a ring and we'll make sure there is a book waiting for you in Reception, ready for you to collect when you can.

It was Theo's birthday this week, I gave him a quick happy birthday phone call from school on Monday, but don't worry I didn't sing to him! I believe that both Brooke and Nikola have birthdays coming up very soon, so early happy birthday wishes to you both!

A couple of you have sent me a joke this week, thanks for those, including this one from Millie:

What is a dolphins favourite holiday?

Findependence Day!

Thanks Millie, here is one just for you guys from me: 

Why did the scarecrow win an award?

He was outstanding in his field!

Have a great week everyone, all the home learning resources you need for next week are below. Don't forget to check out Mr Parry's art challenge for you this week!
Take care, and hopefully we can all be together again soon! Mr A.

Please find attached a grid with a variety of learning opportunities and tasks for the w/c 18/05/20.

With regards to the English this week, there are resources that supplement the learning on BBC Bitesize. 

In Maths we are looking at multiplications and division. Hopefully this will be a bit of revision for you, as we looked at this before we left school in March This week go to week 3 summer term 4th May on the Whiterose website under the home learning tab. There are videos that talk you through each days learning so it should help you all out a bit plus worksheets too!

If you do not have access to the internet, you can still access the learning in the grid above. From each Monday there will be the relevant resources you need ready for you to collect from school. So from Monday 18th May, the English worksheets detailed above will be ready for you, as will some Maths resources too.

Please let us know if you have any problems accessing the learning on the grid above by emailing us or contacting school and we will do our best to help. If you have any problems, please let me know as I’m keen to help.
I’d love to hear from you each week (thanks to those of you who have been keeping in touch) to let me know how you are getting on. Email me on the address below. parnold@brunelprimary.co.uk Take care everyone, looking forward to when we can all be together again, Mr Arnold & Mr Parry


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Hello all and Home Learning for w/c 11th May 2020

Hello everybody, how are you all getting along? It's beginning to feel like a very long time since I saw you all, but fortunately you keep sending me emails with pictures showing me what you've been up to, which is just brilliant. You are all doing fantastically, (and your parents too) so keep staying positive and keep smiling!
Iv'e heard from a few of you this week, Arianna, thank you for your Morse code message, it took me a while, but I solved it in the end! Good to hear from  you Millie, some great English learning and brilliant perseverance with the 99 club, keep going, you can do it! It was Piran's birthday this week, so happy birthday Piran, hope you had a great day.
Oscar has sent me his medal design, which was great, thanks Oscar, and Katie, who among other things, has designed her own T shirt and has  interviewed Abraham Lincoln as part of her work on Great Leaders. Freya has been working hard on on her Maths and has produced some excellent work, certainly looks like you are getting the hang of those fractions now Freya!

Please find attached a grid with a variety of learning opportunities and tasks for the w/c 11/05/20.

With regards to the English this week, there are resources that supplement the learning on BBC Bitesize. Please use them them if yuo'd like to, they do not match exactly to the online lessons but we have done our best.

In Maths we are carrying on with decimals this week go to week 2 summer term 27.04 on the Whiterose website under the home learning tab. There are videos that talk you through each days learning so it should help you all out a bit.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can still access the learning in the grid above. Each Monday there will be the relevant resources you need ready for you to collect from school. So from Monday 11th May, the English worksheets detailed above will be ready for you, as will some Maths resources too. Please let us know if you have any problems accessing the learning on the grid above by emailing us or contacting school and we will do our best to help.

If you have any problems, please let me know as I’m keen to help. I’d love to hear from you each week (thanks to those of you who have been keeping in touch) to let me know how you are getting on. Email me on the address below. parnold@brunelprimary.co.uk Take care everyone, looking forward to when we can all be together again, Mr Arnold & Mr Parry

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Painting Reflections 

Hello Looe Class, 

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather. During my morning walks to the waterfront, I noticed how wonderful it was to see all the different types of boats, ships and even submarines there are to see. One of my favourite past-times is to paint seascapes and adding a variety of boats often enhances the painting. The amazing weather also reminded me of holiday time and my visits to the picturesque island of Malta. It was during one of my visits there that I focused on the amazing colours of the fishing boats and their reflections in the azure water. Could you have a go at painting a boat with its reflection in the water? 

Two quick water jokes for you to think about:

What wears a uniform and floats in water?

Where did Bugs Bunny park his boat?

Answers at the bottom of the page.

Challenge to paint a boat's reflection in the water.

1. Choose a boat - perhaps a real one down on the waterfront or simply paint your interpretation of the boat and reflection in the painting you see.

2. Lightly sketch the boat to begin with - don't worry about the reflection at this moment of time.

3. Think about the colours you are going to use - Can you use complimentary colours? Can you use warm colours to bring the boat to the forefront of the picture and cool colours so the sky looks in the distance?

4. When painting the reflection, remember to include the ripples on the water.


Tips

a. Choose your medium: pastels, paint, pencils, water colours or, indeed, mixed media.

b. Build up your paint in thin layers, allowing each layer to dry before adding another - this gives the painting depth.

c. Think of the position of your boat in the picture. To make it more pleasing to the eye, use the law of thirds - this means the main part of the object is positioned 1/3  of the way down or up the page and 1/3 across the page. Look at the position of my boat.

Good luck! Mr Parry




Answers to jokes:

A buoy scout.

At a 'What's up dock!'

 


Animal painting 

Hello everyone, 

I hope you all managed to have a go at mono printing last week. I find it so much fun and you can even use it to make your own wrapping paper for birthdays and Christmas, for example. This week's art challenge is painting an animal. You can use images of your own pets for this: dog, cat, goldfish, any animal you would like to paint. Good luck, Mr Parry.

To the left of this text is a painting of a husky I have just completed. 

What do you notice about it?

What do you like about the painting?

How would you improve it?


Your task:

1. Choose an animal to paint - once chosen, stick with it!

2. Draw a simple sketch of your animal to ensure the scale of the animal is correct.

3. Start painting the eyes. Look carefully at the small white parts on the eye then add colour, finally put in the pupil on each eye.

4. Now paint the face. It is best to paint using a think layer, let it dry, then add another thin layer - this gives it depth.

5. Once you have the basic shape, colour, shading and the paint is dry, use a thin brush to add hair - you do not need to put all of the hair on it but, remember, place the hair in a prominent position so people can see it: the top of the head, for example.

6. Think about the colour of the background. I have use the complimentary colours of purple and yellow. Purple, being a cool colour, gives the illusion of being in the distance.


Good luck everyone! 


                       



 


 

Mono Printing

Hello Looe Class, I hope you are all keeping busy doing fun things like painting, cooking, reading and all of the other things that make you smile. I have another art challenge for you: mono printing, it simply means to print once. Look at the steps below and see what you can produce. Good luck everyone, Mr Parry.

What you will need.



A palette for your paint. (This could be a piece of cardboard.)

Paintbrush.

A piece of paper - 10cm x 15cm (recommended size)

A piece of old vinyl or cardboard - 10cm x 15cm






Step 1 Use your paintbrush to thinly paint your cardboard to the colours of your choice.

Step 2 Then use a dry brush to scrape off the paint to make your picture - you could use the wooden end.

Step 3 Now place your paper over the cardboard and press firmly down with your fingertips. (Remember not to move the paper once in place.)

Step 4 From one of the corners, carefully remove your paper and leave it to dry.

Challenge

1. On Friday 8th May, it is VE Day (Victory in Europe Day). Could you produce a print to celebrate VE Day? One idea could be the Union Flag of the United Kingdom.

2. Could you use old piece of material to create a mono print?

3. What is the effect of using complimentary colours on your print?

Good luck!

 


Brunel’s very own singer / songwriter!  

Have a watch and carefully listen to this everyone. I've attached the lyrics below.
Amazing, this is fantastic. Brunel is best!!

It's All About Brunel 
Verse 1: 
Seems like only yesterday we were sat in school 
Then Coronavirus struck and what could we do 
We miss our teachers, all the staff and our school friends too 
As they make our week worthwhile, it's all about school 

Chorus: 
It's all about you, it's all about you Brunel 
It's all about you, it's all about you Brunel 

Verse 2: 
And we would come back tomorrow, if we had our way 
But we know it's not safe to do so, until Boris says 
So we'll have to learn at home for a little while more 
And keep clapping for our carers at our front door 

Chorus: 
It's all about you, it's all about you Brunel 
It's all about you, it's all about you Brunel 
It's all about you, it's all about you It's all about you ...


 


 

Hello Looe Class, Home Learning for next week!
Week commencing 4th May 2020

Hello to you all, we are well into lockdown now and some of you are producing some fantastic work at home. You never cease to amaze me with your enthusiasm and eagerness to do your best, so well done and thank you. I've really enjoyed speaking to lots of you over the phone over the past couple of weeks, if I haven't called you yet, then Monday could be your lucky day!!

As last week I've had lots of emails from you sharing what you have been up to over the course of the last 7 days, the walks you've been on and the home learning that you have been completing.
Millie and Piran, thank you for your learning and questions around leaders, great stuff, Joseph has decided to research George Washington, the first American president.
Freya, it was lovely to see your finished dream catcher, it looks great, well done, and while we are talking about creativity Billy has produced some wonderful artwork this week in addition to learning some programming and computing skills, brilliant! Arianna has made her own clock, and is using it to help her tell the time, fantastic Arianna!

I know that some of you have found the maths a bit tricky (fractions can be difficult to master) but thank you for persevering. Katie, Millie and Joesph, it looks as if you are getting the hang of it, well done! Joseph has found a website called Oppia, that really helped him, so it might be worth a look if you are struggling a bit.
And finally this week a rather talented member of Looe Class has written his own song  titled 'It's all about Brunel' and has sent me a video of him playing his guitar whilst singing it. Absolutely fantastic, Ed Sheeran had better watch out!!
If you scroll down to below our class photo you will be able to see and hear for yourself!
Much thanks to your friend and mine, Mrs McKillop,  for her Computing skills in getting the video onto our class blog, thank you Mrs McKillop!

 
Please find attached a grid with a variety of learning opportunities and tasks for the w/c 04/05/20.

With regards to the maths, following some much appreciated feedback from parents and pupils we are going to leave fractions for now and move onto decimals next week, Hurray I hear you shout! It's week 1 summer term 20.04 on the Whiterose website under the home learning tab. There are videos that talk you through each days learning so it should help you all out a bit. 

If you do not have access to the internet, you can still access the learning in the grid above. Each Monday there will be the relevant resources you need ready for you to collect from school.

So from Monday 4th May, the English worksheets detailed above will be ready for you, as will some Maths resources too. Please let us know if you have any problems accessing the learning on the grid above by emailing us or contacting school and we will do our best to help.

As you will see these are specific tasks based on the work we'd be covering, if our Summer term had not been disrupted in this way. We do hope that they will be easy to access and not add to your stress levels at home by being overly complicated to complete. Any feedback will be gratefully received, for as you will appreciate, this home learning situation is new to us too!

If your child is taking part in our Emergency Care provision, they will be accessing some of these learning opportunities in school.

Should your child struggle with the activities set, please try those of a younger year group to help build their confidence. Similarly, if you have already completed some of the tasks set (Whiterose maths lessons, for example) please feel free to move onto the relevant lessons.

Please do not feel that you and your child needs to complete all the activities. However, if possible, please could you prioritise the English/spelling/phonics/reading and maths tasks daily, thus ensuring your child is able to make progress.

If you have any problems, please let me know as I’m keen to help. I’d love to hear from you each week (thanks to those of you who have been keeping in touch) to let me know how you are getting on. Email me on the address below. parnold@brunelprimary.co.uk Take care everyone, looking forward to when we can all be together again, Mr Arnold & Mr Parry

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Hello and Home Learning 27.04.20

Hello my friends, how are you all getting along?
I've heard from some of you over the course of the week, which has been lovely. Nathan, looks like you're really getting the hang of those fractions, and completing comprehension activities too. Oscar and Joseph have been having  TT Rockstars battles and Nikola, has been flying through the 99 Club.
Piran produced some great work around leaders and I know that lots of you have been using your time to take part in other activities from baking to star gazing, as Katie has done this week, she saw 4 shooting stars the other night, fantastic stuff! Esmai has been busy producing some beautiful artwork, and as you can see from further down our blog Amelia has created her own Stop-Go animation, brilliant! 

Please find on attached a grid with a variety of learning opportunities and tasks for the w/c 27/04/20.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can still access the learning in the grid above. Each Monday there will be the relevant resources you need ready for you to collect from school. So from Monday 27th April, the English worksheets detailed above will be ready for you, as will some Maths resources too.

Please let us know if you have any problems accessing the learning on the grid above by emailing us or contacting school and we will do our best to help. As you will see these are specific tasks based on the work we'd be covering, if our Summer term had not been disrupted in this way. We do hope that they will be easy to access and not add to your stress levels at home by being overly complicated to complete. Any feedback will be gratefully received, for as you will appreciate, this home learning situation is new to us too!

If your child is taking part in our Emergency Care provision, they will be accessing some of these learning opportunities in school.

Should your child struggle with the activities set, please try those of a younger year group to help build their confidence. Similarly, if you have already completed some of the tasks set (Whiterose maths lessons, for example) please feel free to move onto the relevant lessons. Please do not feel that you and your child needs to complete all the activities. However, if possible, please could you prioritise the English/spelling/phonics/reading and maths tasks daily, thus ensuring your child is able to make progress.

If you have any problems, please let me know as I’m keen to help. I’d love to hear from you each week (thanks to those of you who have been keeping in touch) to let me know how you are getting on. Email me on the address below. parnold@brunelprimary.co.uk

Take care everyone, looking forward to when we can all be together again, Mr Arnold & Mr Parry

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Stop Motion

A clever Looe Class member has sent a stop motion video she has created using Lego.  She has even used different camera angles as she zoos into the house.  Well done, this is brilliant!

 


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