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Welcome to Dogwood 2019-2020!

Mission ImPOOsible!

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Home Learning Useful Links

 

Follow this link to find some information about how to help support your children's learning in mathematicshttps://www.stvigorandstjohnschool.co.uk/maths-written-calculation-methods/

 

Mrs Fear (SENCo) has been busy making some additions to the SEN/Inclusion page on the school website. She's put up some videos of her at home, showing you her pets and reading stories. There are also lots of resources for parents about helping children to cope during the lockdown, as well as child-friendly explanations/social stories of the Coronavirus. https://www.stvigorandstjohnschool.co.uk/inclusion-and-send/

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers 

 

In light of COVID-19 and in preparation for the school closure, I have set up an online classroom on https://app.seesaw.me. Miss Craney, in Year 4, has already trialled this for the school and parents and children have found it really easy to access and child friendly. It is a safe, online tool to help teachers communicate and assign tasks to pupils. 

 

In order for children to access the online classroom, I have provided children with a unique password/ QR code. Children can either access Seesaw through a computer or through an app. They can either enter their password by scanning the QR code or through typing their 12 letter code.

 

Please keep your password safe. If you happen to lose your password during the school closure, please email the school at school@svsj.bwmat.org so that I can resend your password.

 

There is also an option for family members to have an account so that you can see your child’s work. Additionally, unlike the childrens’ accounts, you are able to message me directly to ask any questions you may have about the work I have set. 

 

You can do this by:

 
  1. Typing in this link:

 

https://app.seesaw.me/s/150-078-903

 
  1. Choosing your child from the list

 
  1. Create your account

 
  1. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child (Seesaw is private; you’ll only see posts created by your child)

 

You may be aware that the school will also be using Microsoft Teams as an alternative online classroom. Children have been provided with logins for this. I will be putting the same work on both platforms. However, feedback from other parents has suggested that Seesaw is more user friendly and easier for children to access. I do not mean to overwhelm you, but I am keen to find the best way to support your child’s learning. Feel free to choose the platform that works best for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with feedback as to which platform you feel works best. You can contact me through school@svsj.bwmat.org or through the Seesaw app. 

 

I realise that this is going to be a challenging time and thank you for bearing with us whilst we find the best solutions. 

 

Take care,

 

Chloe White

Spring 2

We've painted some poppies inspired by some close observation art by Georgia O'keeffe. We had to learn how to make shades of one colour and how to make a wash for the background.

We are ethical! Trying out an obstacle course to raise money for Sports Relief.

STEM week - we are adventurous! We crawled inside the explorer dome to find out all about living things.

STEM week - we are adventurous! We crawled inside the explorer dome to find out all about living things. 1
STEM week - we are adventurous! We crawled inside the explorer dome to find out all about living things. 2
STEM week - we are adventurous! We crawled inside the explorer dome to find out all about living things. 3
STEM week - we are adventurous! We crawled inside the explorer dome to find out all about living things. 4

STEM week - we are connected! Working with other year groups to build trees.

STEM week - we are connected! Working with other year groups to build trees.  1
STEM week - we are connected! Working with other year groups to build trees.  2
STEM week - we are connected! Working with other year groups to build trees.  3
STEM week - we are connected! Working with other year groups to build trees.  4

We are unique! STEM week CSI fingerprint workshop

Making joins in STEM week

Our peas are starting to grow!

Our peas are starting to grow! 1
Our peas are starting to grow! 2

The natural dyes worked!

The natural dyes worked! 1

Being adventurous and documenting the plants in our locality in the wind, rand and snow!

Spring 1

Thank you to everyone who came to our science fair! We loved showing you what we've learnt about forces.

Balloon Car Racing!

In RE we thought about trust... it's not easy to trust someone!

In RE we thought about trust... it's not easy to trust someone! 1
In RE we thought about trust... it's not easy to trust someone! 2
In RE we thought about trust... it's not easy to trust someone! 3

The grand opening of the new adventure playground!

The grand opening of the new adventure playground!  1
The grand opening of the new adventure playground!  2
The grand opening of the new adventure playground!  3
The grand opening of the new adventure playground!  4

Acting out a Viking invasion

Acting out a Viking invasion 1
Acting out a Viking invasion 2
Acting out a Viking invasion 3

Creating art in the style of Jackson Pollock.. We love gravity!

Creating art in the style of Jackson Pollock.. We love gravity!  1
Creating art in the style of Jackson Pollock.. We love gravity!  2
Creating art in the style of Jackson Pollock.. We love gravity!  3
Creating art in the style of Jackson Pollock.. We love gravity!  4
Creating art in the style of Jackson Pollock.. We love gravity!  5
Creating art in the style of Jackson Pollock.. We love gravity!  6

Autumn 2

Today we used our problem solving skills to find out who won a game of pass the parcel. We had to use all of the skills we have learnt this term. Team mighty mega group were the winners!

Today we used our problem solving skills to find out who won a game of pass the parcel. We had to use all of the skills we have learnt this term. Team mighty mega group were the winners!  1
Today we used our problem solving skills to find out who won a game of pass the parcel. We had to use all of the skills we have learnt this term. Team mighty mega group were the winners!  2
Today we used our problem solving skills to find out who won a game of pass the parcel. We had to use all of the skills we have learnt this term. Team mighty mega group were the winners!  3
Today we used our problem solving skills to find out who won a game of pass the parcel. We had to use all of the skills we have learnt this term. Team mighty mega group were the winners!  4
Today we used our problem solving skills to find out who won a game of pass the parcel. We had to use all of the skills we have learnt this term. Team mighty mega group were the winners!  5

Our Christmas party! Thank you to all the parents who donated such lovely food, what a spread!

Light up Christmas cards!

Light up Christmas cards! 1
Light up Christmas cards! 2
Light up Christmas cards! 3
Light up Christmas cards! 4
Light up Christmas cards! 5
Light up Christmas cards! 6
Light up Christmas cards! 7
Light up Christmas cards! 8
Light up Christmas cards! 9

Shadow Puppets

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This term, we have read the fable Revontulet. This is the story of the Fire Fox, the creature who creates the Northern lights. We were so inspired by this fable that we decided to re-tell the story using shadow puppets. Everyone worked together to design the puppets, then we split into two groups. The narrators wrote the short story to accompany the show, and the puppet masters had to decide when each puppet should be on the screen. We had great fun performing this at The Forum, and we're particularly proud of our coloured shadows!

We have learnt about how light is reflected to keep us safe. Today, we made some reflective patches to keep us safe in the dark!

We have learnt about how light is reflected to keep us safe. Today, we made some reflective patches to keep us safe in the dark! 1
We have learnt about how light is reflected to keep us safe. Today, we made some reflective patches to keep us safe in the dark! 2
We have learnt about how light is reflected to keep us safe. Today, we made some reflective patches to keep us safe in the dark! 3
We have learnt about how light is reflected to keep us safe. Today, we made some reflective patches to keep us safe in the dark! 4

Before we can make our shadow puppets, we need to find out which material blocks light the best!

Before we can make our shadow puppets, we need to find out which material blocks light the best!  1
Before we can make our shadow puppets, we need to find out which material blocks light the best!  2
Before we can make our shadow puppets, we need to find out which material blocks light the best!  3

We have been exploring light and shadows as part of our quest "Why is light so important to our lives?" This artwork was inspired by what we have learnt so far and by the book Flashlight by Lizi Boyde

We have been exploring light and shadows as part of our quest "Why is light so important to our lives?" This artwork was inspired by what we have learnt so far and by the book Flashlight by Lizi Boyde  1
We have been exploring light and shadows as part of our quest "Why is light so important to our lives?" This artwork was inspired by what we have learnt so far and by the book Flashlight by Lizi Boyde  2
We have been exploring light and shadows as part of our quest "Why is light so important to our lives?" This artwork was inspired by what we have learnt so far and by the book Flashlight by Lizi Boyde  3
We have been exploring light and shadows as part of our quest "Why is light so important to our lives?" This artwork was inspired by what we have learnt so far and by the book Flashlight by Lizi Boyde  4

Autumn 1

Here we are performing the stone age senses poems we have written!

Here we are performing the stone age senses poems we have written!   1
Here we are performing the stone age senses poems we have written!   2
Here we are performing the stone age senses poems we have written!   3
Here we are performing the stone age senses poems we have written!   4

Charcoal on Sandpaper - Cave Art

Charcoal on Sandpaper - Cave Art  1
Charcoal on Sandpaper - Cave Art  2
Charcoal on Sandpaper - Cave Art  3
Charcoal on Sandpaper - Cave Art  4
Charcoal on Sandpaper - Cave Art  5
Charcoal on Sandpaper - Cave Art  6

Exploring our senses at forest school with Mrs Millard.

Rangoli artwork with our guest Angali

Rangoli artwork with our guest Angali 1
Rangoli artwork with our guest Angali 2
Rangoli artwork with our guest Angali 3
Rangoli artwork with our guest Angali 4
Rangoli artwork with our guest Angali 5
Rangoli artwork with our guest Angali 6
Rangoli artwork with our guest Angali 7

In art we explored what it would be like to paint in a cave without a paintbrush

In art we explored what it would be like to paint in a cave without a paintbrush  1
In art we explored what it would be like to paint in a cave without a paintbrush  2
In art we explored what it would be like to paint in a cave without a paintbrush  3
In art we explored what it would be like to paint in a cave without a paintbrush  4
In art we explored what it would be like to paint in a cave without a paintbrush  5
In art we explored what it would be like to paint in a cave without a paintbrush  6

A yummy stone age desert!

A yummy stone age desert! 1
A yummy stone age desert! 2
A yummy stone age desert! 3

Miss White made us wash dishes to practice using imperative verbs..!

Miss White made us wash dishes to practice using imperative verbs..!  1
Miss White made us wash dishes to practice using imperative verbs..!  2
Miss White made us wash dishes to practice using imperative verbs..!  3

In PSHE we thought about some powerful words to motivate us this year. We worked in groups to turn the words into artwork.

In PSHE we thought about some powerful words to motivate us this year. We worked in groups to turn the words into artwork. 1

Our 'wow wall' displays work we're really proud of. Currently on our wow wall you'll find some jade masks made with pastel on card.

Our 'wow wall' displays work we're really proud of. Currently on our wow wall you'll find some jade masks made with pastel on card.  1

In maths, we've been working on place value. We're getting good at working with numbers up to 1000.

In maths, we've been working on place value. We're getting good at working with numbers up to 1000. 1
In maths, we've been working on place value. We're getting good at working with numbers up to 1000. 2

In English, we've been reading and rewriting Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. To make sure we really understood the story, we created freeze frames of the key events.

In English, we've been reading and rewriting Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. To make sure we really understood the story, we created freeze frames of the key events. 1
In English, we've been reading and rewriting Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. To make sure we really understood the story, we created freeze frames of the key events. 2
In English, we've been reading and rewriting Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. To make sure we really understood the story, we created freeze frames of the key events. 3
In English, we've been reading and rewriting Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. To make sure we really understood the story, we created freeze frames of the key events. 4

To kick off our learning about the stone age, we became archaeologists and tried to figure out what some stone age artefacts might have been used for. We also created a human timeline which stretched across the whole playground!

To kick off our learning about the stone age, we became archaeologists and tried to figure out what some stone age artefacts might have been used for. We also created a human timeline which stretched across the whole playground!   1
To kick off our learning about the stone age, we became archaeologists and tried to figure out what some stone age artefacts might have been used for. We also created a human timeline which stretched across the whole playground!   2
To kick off our learning about the stone age, we became archaeologists and tried to figure out what some stone age artefacts might have been used for. We also created a human timeline which stretched across the whole playground!   3
To kick off our learning about the stone age, we became archaeologists and tried to figure out what some stone age artefacts might have been used for. We also created a human timeline which stretched across the whole playground!   4

Mathsframe

 

The children all have access to a maths website called Mathsframe. They are able to access this website both at school and at home. They have all been given the same username and password.

If you have any suggestions for things we can put on this page, please let Miss White know!


  • St Vigor and St John Church School
  • Wells Road
  • Chilcompton
  • Radstock, BA3 4EX
  • Tel: 01761 233847
  • Email: school@svsj.bwmat.org