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HEALTH AND FITNESS WEEK DAY 5

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 8:40am

Today will be our last day of the Virtual Health and Fitness Week - in my opinion it's the best one yet. I would like to start by thanking all of you who participated and challenged yourself this week. I have honestly been blown away by how many people participated this week and I hope that you have all had fun. Hopefully, some of you may have taken something from this week that has inspired you to try and make every week a Health and Fitness week in the future! 

Activities for today

1) Let's get warmed up with a 5 minute workout from Joe.

If you are feeling an extra challenge - you could try one of his full workouts on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5DlVnxLjk

2) Activity Bingo - today is your last day to finish the activity bingo - can you get gold?

3) Balloon Tennis - 

Challenge someone in your house to a game of balloon tennis! I used two chairs and tied a piece of string to make a net. If not, a piece of string, ribbon, scrunched up t-shirt etc. would do the job! Try not to let the balloon land on your side of the 'net'!

 

Extra challenge - tie an old rag or dishcloth into a knot and use that as a slightly heavier 'ball'. You could use an even heavier pair of socks for an even harder challenge!

 

Water Bucket Shuttle Run

I saw this idea on Twitter and thought this would be great fun. Get two buckets, one empty and one full. Place them at opposite ends of the your garden. See how much water can you transport to the other in 5 minutes. Measure the water you have transported at the end and let me know how you got on - I am going to give this a go tomorrow! (A bit of Maths involved in there for you too Mr Simpson!)

 

@PEStJamesNN5 PE challenge with wather and sponge made Wiktor very tired and excited;););) Enjoyed so much !!! pic.twitter.com/l6Sg1Tiiqo

— joanna (@joasia8522) April 27, 2020

 

 

Home Olympics - Final Event

In my opinion - the hardest yet! They may look simple but this is a very tiring activity which will test your core stregth and stamina. This is a core activity that many professional athletes do daily to help keep them super fit and healthy.

The task is to see how many you can do in one minute.

Have a rest in between and try this 3-5 times to see how high you can get your score!

 

There will be a survey sent out on School Spider later today to submit your final scores for the week. Then we can see which class has won this years Home Olympics!

 

Have a great day everyone. I hope you enjoy the activities planned. Send in your pictures and videos for me to check out and repost.

 

Mr Horsley

 

 

Here's a video I found which might brighten up your morning...

 

Puffins New Class Blog - 10.07.20

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 10:09pm

Hello Puffins!

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Have you enjoyed completing the activities on the blog this week? Thank you so much to the children who sent us photos and videos of their kitchen skills! Well done! 

Activity 5: At The Gates we think it’s really important to develop a growth mindset. This means that we think positively about the way we do things. I’m sure you already know this but we don’t say ‘I can’t do it’ in our school, we say ‘I can’t do it… yet!’. We know it’s important to keep our bodies healthy but it is important to keep our minds healthy too. Can you think of a time when you couldn’t do something but now you can? Can you think of something you can’t do yet but would like to do in the future? Please let us know. It will be great to look back on these further on in the year and see if any of you have achieved them.

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Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss Southern & Mrs Bevin

HEALTH AND FITNESS WEEK - DAY 5

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 6:51pm

Today will be our last day of the Virtual Health and Fitness Week - in my opinion it's the best one yet. I would like to start by thanking all of you who participated and challenged yourself this week. I have honestly been blown away by how many people participated this week and I hope that you have all had fun. Hopefully, some of you may have taken something from this week that has inspired you to try and make every week a Health and Fitness week in the future! 

Activities for today

1) Let's get warmed up with a 5 minute workout from Joe.

If you are feeling an extra challenge - you could try one of his full workouts on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5DlVnxLjk

2) Activity Bingo - today is your last day to finish the activity bingo - can you get gold?

3) Balloon Tennis - 

Challenge someone in your house to a game of balloon tennis! I used two chairs and tied a piece of string to make a net. If not, a piece of string, ribbon, scrunched up t-shirt etc. would do the job! Try not to let the balloon land on your side of the 'net'!

 

Extra challenge - tie an old rag or dishcloth into a knot and use that as a slightly heavier 'ball'. You could use an even heavier pair of socks for an even harder challenge!

 

Water Bucket Shuttle Run

I saw this idea on Twitter and thought this would be great fun. Get two buckets, one empty and one full. Place them at opposite ends of the your garden. See how much water can you transport to the other in 5 minutes. Measure the water you have transported at the end and let me know how you got on - I am going to give this a go tomorrow! (A bit of Maths involved in there for you too Mr Simpson!)

 

@PEStJamesNN5 PE challenge with wather and sponge made Wiktor very tired and excited;););) Enjoyed so much !!! pic.twitter.com/l6Sg1Tiiqo

— joanna (@joasia8522) April 27, 2020

 

Home Olympics - Final Event

In my opinion - the hardest yet! They may look simple but this is a very tiring activity which will test your core stregth and stamina. This is a core activity that many professional athletes do daily to help keep them super fit and healthy.

The task is to see how many you can do in one minute.

Have a rest in between and try this 3-5 times to see how high you can get your score!

There will be a survey sent out on School Spider later today to submit your final scores for the week. Then we can see which class has won this years Home Olympics!

 

Have a great day everyone. I hope you enjoy the activities planned. Send in your pictures and videos for me to check out and repost.

 

Mr Horsley

 

 

 

Monster Phonics Superstar

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 2:43pm

Well done to this super star today, he has completed all of his work to a high standard and also all of the phonics revision booklet which should have taken him two weeks! We were so proud that we said we would give him a special mention on the blog so that his next teacher could see. 

Puffin Class Fitness Week School and Home Learning 09.07.20

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 2:17pm

We did Mr Horsley's challenge yesterday as part of fitness week we ALL managed to get more than 4! Well done Bubble 5. We have also had some children from our Bubble taking part at home and sending pictures in of their efforts. 

Well done, 

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Bevin :) 

HEALTH AND FITNESS WEEK - DAY 4

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 8:41am

Good morning everyone!

I absolutely loved seeing your Yoga pictures yesterday. There were some amazing efforts across school and at home in the Washing Basket Challenge - it is safe to say that I did not win with my wonderful score of 4. Congratulations to Miss Southern who won the teachers competition - she scored 27!

Today's activities

1) Activity Bingo

Remember to try and tick off as many activities as you can! I've seen some great photos of your activities at home so far.

2) Mindfulness Day

Being healthy is not just about looking after your body, it's about looking after your mind. Although exercise is one of the best things you can do to keep a healthy mind, it is also important to be mindful and take time to think about the world around you - something which can be very difficult with the pace of modern life and the lure of technology/screens. 

Here are some activities which can help us to be mindful, maybe you could try one today.

Click here for more details on these activities.

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/5-fun-mindfulness-activities-children-breathing-exercises

Some other activities: 

1) Yoga is also an excellent activity for both your mind and your bodies. If you enjoyed it yesterday, try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZpkRAcgws4

2)Meditation is a nice way to relax and relieve anxiety after a busy day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc

3) Colouring! Spend 15-20 minutes colouring simple patterns. This is a great way to focus your mind on a relaxing task.

4) Turn your phones off and go on a nice walk - what sounds can you hear?

 

Activity 2 - Horizontal Rock Climbing

 

Find as many pairs of clean shoes or socks and scatter them across your carpet like grips on a rock climbing wall.

Can you try to get across the carpet by only placing your hands and feet on the shoes/socks? 

You could challenge each in your house by making tricky routes for them to pass through.

For an extra challenge - try and keep your body as low to the floor as possible when moving. Can you try and make a course around your whole house? You could be creative with what you use for grips - phone cases, shin pads, books, coffee cup lids angel.

Try and make it as long/tricky as possible and send me what you have done!yes

Home Olympics Challenge - Day 4 - Star Jump Challenge

This challenge is simple as it only includes one movement, however it will test your stamina and quick footwork.

How many can you complete in one minute? Keep a record of your scores to complete tomorrow. 

I will try my attempt this morning and then post the teacher scores later on in the day - keep posted!

 

Good luck everyone and have a great day!

 

Mr Horsley

 

 

 

Have a great, active day everyone. Keep sending in your pictures and videos.

 

Mr Horsley

Puffins New Class Blog - 09.07.20

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 10:21pm

Morning Everybody! 

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It was lovely to chat to those of you at home on Zoom this week. Thank you all so much for taking part! Mrs Bevin and I really enjoyed seeing all your favourite toys. I had another wonderful day with the children in Bubble 2 yesterday. We had a great time completing Mr Horsley’s Health and Fitness Challenge. Take a look at our scores. It was a bit trickier because the tennis balls kept jumping out of the tub!

Henry – 14

John – 6

Lucy – 8

Alex – 5

Florence – 5

Wyatt – 10

Oliver – 10

Miss Southern – 26

Mr Griffiths – 17

Mrs Jarrett – 16

 

Mrs Bevin also popped in for our transition activity for all those children in school. She read a story to us and we went on a scavenger hunt like all the children at home did! We also completed the transition activity set on the blog in class. Look at the photo of some of our scores! Thank you also to Maddie who completed her PE Challenge at home. With one minute for each activity, Maddie; bounced the ball 64 times, jumped on the spot 148 times, hopped 174 times and caught the ball 47 times! Well done super star!! How did everyone else get on?

Activity 4: For today’s challenge we are asking you and your family to get in the kitchen and make something to eat. It can be absolutely anything! Could be breakfast/cakes/biscuits/sandwich etc. It would be great if you could tell us what you made and some photos would be wonderful. Is it healthy/unhealthy? How did you make it? What did you do to keep safe? Happy making!

 

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Miss Southern & Mrs Bevin

Bubble 6 - Health and Fitness Week 8.7.20

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 2:21pm

Today we have had a special treat, somebody came into teach us Yoga, all socially distanced of course. We had a lovely calming time and I think we have some budding yoga people among us! Well done Bubble 6!

 

HOME OLYMPICS- CHALLENGE 3

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 9:29am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucaUU7-9N9o

Whats the highest score you can get?

I'm going to keep on trying until I improve! Rolled up socks and a washing basket will be perfect for this challenge!

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS WEEK - DAY 3

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 8:42am

Good morning everyone!

What an amazing day again yesterday -  I cannot believe how many photos and videos were submitted yesterday. I'm so impressed with the effort and resilience I have seen displayed at home - it looks like we have some excellent jumpers in school and some excellent dancers in school...although if you ask my Bubble they might not have appreciated my Bollywood dance moves so much yesterday.sad

Today's activities

1) Activity Bingo

Remember to try and tick off as many activities as you can!

2) Let's get dancing!

There are two Yoga sessions for you to try today - one aimed at KS1 and one aimed at KS2. Why don't you try and research about Yoga first before you try it. Where was it created? What is it used for? Why is it good for you?smiley.Yoga always surprises me with how tiring it actually is! It is great for your body and mind.

KS1 - Yoga https://imoves.com/home-learning/1329

KS2 - Yoga https://imoves.com/home-learning/1339

Home Olympics - Event 3 - Washing Basket Throw Challenge

Today's event will test your throwing and your agility!

For this task:

1) Find a washing basket, box, bucket - any target you can find around the house

2) Find three rolled up pairs of socks.

3) Stand 9 steps back from the target.

4) Set a timer to one minute - when you start, throw the three bean bags and sprint to collect them. Then run back to your throwing point.

5) Repeat until the timer runs out - count how many pairs of socks you get in the target.

6) Keep a record of your best scores for Friday.smiley Challenge other people in your house to see what they can get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucaUU7-9N9o

 

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Have a great, active day everyone. Keep sending in your pictures and videos.

 

Mr Horsley

Puffins New Class Blog - 08.07.20

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 5:37pm

Hello Puffins,

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Yesterday was a lovely day for me, it was my first day back off maternity leave and I got to spend it with some of you new Puffins! We drew our self portraits and attempted Mr Horsley’s Health and Fitness Challenge. I couldn’t believe how good you were at long jump! Thank you so much for all of your responses to the blog. I can’t wait to print some off and display them in our new classroom. Take a look at some of the self portraits you have done.

  

Activity 3: Today we are asking you to get active and join in our PE activities. At The Gates we encourage children to get active and keep healthy but it is not about being the best at something, it’s about being the best you can be. So today we’re asking you to join in with some of these timed PE Challenges. You will need a grown up to help you time them, maybe they could complete the challenge too! It would be great if you could continue to do these every day and see if you can beat your personal best. Let us know how you get on!

 

 In 1 minute, how many times can you…

Hop?

Jump?

Bounce a ball?

Throw a ball in the air and catch it?

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Good Luck!

Miss Southern & Mrs Bevin

Bubble 6 - Health and Fitness week

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 2:24pm

As part of Health and Fitness Week the children have also been taking part in the same home sport challenges on imoves. We have so far done mountain biking and took part in some excellent Samba dancing this afternoon.

Yesterday, we took part in a different sports day to the ones that we are used to. We talked about the importance of teamwork and encouraging each other. The children were brilliant at encouraging the rest of their bubble and everyone managed to place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in at least one race! I am so proud of the children's sportsmanship.

I have also included a picture of the catipillers, they are quite sizable now apprently this means that they are almost ready to cacoon themselves, fingers crossed its not too long! 

Health and Fitness Week - Day 2

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 8:39am

Good morning everyone!

I was so blown away by your responses at home to yesterdays challenges. It seems like so many of you got involved and really enjoyed challenging yourself and others. I have attached some pictures that were sent in yesterday. 

Today's activities

1) Activity Bingo

Remember to try and tick off as many activities as you can!

2) Let's get dancing!

There are two dance sessions for you to try today - one aimed at KS1 and one aimed at KS2. Try them out and see if you can create your own dance routine using the moves you have learned. Don;t forget to post your responses like yesterday onto the new discussion feed I have madesmiley.

KS1 - Brazilian Samba Dancing - https://imoves.com/home-learning/1545

KS2 - Bollywood Dancing - (KS1 could also try this if they wanted to!) - https://imoves.com/home-learning/917

Home Olympics - Event 2 - Standing Long Jump!

Afterthe extrememly tiring speed bounce yesterday, you will be glad to know that today's event is not quite as exhausting.

For the standing long jump you will need to:

1) Decide a starting point.

2) Stand with two feet together.

3) Bend your knees and swing your arms back.

4) As you jump forward, swing your arms forward.

5) Measure from the back of your foot. (in metres or centimtres if possible).

6) Keep a record of your best scores for Friday.smiley Challenge other people in your house to see what they can get.

Click the link to see my attempt in the wonderful weather. I am going to keep trying and aim for 2m.

https://youtu.be/4opwVGoQYJY

Some updated scores!

Mr Dean - 1.90m

Mrs Jackson - 1.63m

Mrs Forshaw - 1.28m

Mr Horsley - 2.23m (Mr Dean and his class witnessed and measured!)

Miss Fairhurst - 1.54m

Mr Simpson - ????? Surely his added height would be an advantage?

Mr Walmsley - 2.00m

Miss Altham - 1.63m

Have a great, active day everyone. Keep sending in your pictures and videos.

 

Mr Horsley

Puffins New Class Blog - 07.07.20

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 10:01pm

Good Morning Puffins,

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Mrs Bevin and I really enjoyed meeting some of you on Zoom yesterday! Thank you so much to all of you for joining in. We’re looking forward to meeting some more of you in the next couple of days. Thank you also to those children who posted on the blog yesterday. It was nice to get to know some of you a little bit better. Did any of you manage to try Mr Horsley's Health and Fitness Week Challenge on the Whole School Blog? 

 

Activity 2: Today we are setting you the challenge of drawing a self-portrait. A self-portrait is when you draw a picture of yourself. Remember to include as much detail as you can. Parents feel free to join in too! You could draw this on paper, paint it, use the computer; be as creative as you like! Look forward to seeing your pictures.

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Miss Southern & Mrs Bevin

Puffins New Class Blog - 06.07.20

Date: 5th Jul 2020 @ 11:45pm

Hello New Puffins! 

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Today marks the start of our learning adventure so a very warm welcome to your new blog page! Mrs Bevin and I are so excited to be your new teachers and to get to know you all. You would usually come and visit our new classroom for transition and we would complete some activities to get know each other a little better and make some things to put a bit of ‘you’ in the room. As you know, that isn’t possible this year so we’re asking you to complete these activities at home instead. Please do keep any work that you do because hopefully, when the time is right, we can display some of the things you have done in our new classroom. We will also try to print some of the work you blog to display too. 

Activity 1: The first activity we would like you to complete is super easy because it’s all about you! We would like you to tell us 5 things about you (more if you want to!). It could be what you like to do, your favourite toys to play with, something you like to eat… Anything you want. This can be handwritten/typed/videoed, it is entirely up to you. I have chosen to use a computer to complete mine.

Just remember, we need to keep safe online so we don’t want any personal details on the blog so don’t include your full name/address etc. Look forward to hearing from you!

Health and Fitness Week

It is health and fitness week in school this week so be sure to check Mr Horsley's blog on the Whole School Blog Page to join in with those challenges! 

 

Miss Southern & Mrs Bevin 

 

Puffin Class home learning 03.07.20

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 4:31pm

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Hello my little Pufflings! 

I am just writing our last blog for this year and it has made me feel so sad that it's already that time! I have had an amazing year with all of  you; from getting to know you, then watching you grow and helping you learn. I'm so proud of the progress that you have made and the resilience you have show in these difficult times. I have attached a poem that I read and thought of you and also a picture of my favourite memory from this year (it was very hard to choose!) 

For the last two weeks of home learning, you will be completing transition activities that your new teacher will set for you. Please see your new September class blog for these. Show your teacher how incredible you are and make me proud. 

 Today's Home learning 

iXL English:  O.11, H.1, L.9 (Year 2)

iXL Maths: R.7, J.6, K.19 (Year 1 section)

Please also complete activities on Purple Mash, check the writing challenge, spellings (in discussions) and Read Theory.

 

Phonics – please complete the spellings test and post in the discussion section.

I can't wait to peek at your transition activities and see you all soon, 

Mrs Lenagan :) 

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Bubble 5 School Activities 02. 07. 20

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 2:08pm

Another busy week in Bubble 5. We've become authors making our own superhero stories based on Supertato. We did a little show for Mrs Forshaw in the outdoor area and she was very impressed. We have been working hard in phonics and maths on arrays. What a lovely, busy week! The children have worked so hard. 

 

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Bevin :) 

Puffins Home Learning 02.07.20

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 7:42pm

Good morning Puffins Class!

I hope you all had a fun Wednesday!

Today's home learning is:

Maths - To rotate shapes 

There is a worksheet at the end of the lesson, but if you want to practise more, you can look on IXL:

Maths - Year 1 - Understanding multiplication - Z1, Z2

English - Year 1 - Parts of speech- M1, M2

 

Today's phonics lesson can be found by clicking on the image below:

 

Have a wonderful day Puffins Class!

Puffin Class- special delivery 01.07.20

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 4:26pm

We have had a special delivery this week...our caterpillars! We have been learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. Here are some pictures of our activities so far. 

 

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Bevin 

Home Learning- Puffins 01.07.20

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 9:40am

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Lots of reasons to smile on our Pupil Blogs so far this week. We have some fantastic writing tasks, beautiful handwriting, creative tasks and kind brothers who are being helpful. Well done Puffins. Let's see what the rest of the week brings. 

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Bevin :) 

Puffins Home Learning 01.07.20

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 8:40pm

Good morning Puffins Class. Can you believe it's already July?!

 

Today's home learning is:

Maths - To recognise and add equal groups:

There is a worksheet at the end of the lesson, but if you want to practise more, you can look on IXL:

Maths - Year 1 - Understanding multiplication - Z1, Z2

English - Year 1 - Parts of speech- M1, M2

 

 

Today's phonics video can be found by clicking on the image below:

 

Have a wonderful day Puffins Class!

 

 

Amazing Art Work

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 2:55pm

We have been very busy this afternoon in Puffins class. This morning we had some very special visitors arrive in our classroom, baby caterpillars! We have been learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar and are very excited to see our baby caterpillars grow. In art this afternoon we have been using a special painting technique to create beautifully coloured butterflies. 

Puffins Home Learning 30.06.20

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 7:17pm

Good morning Puffins Class! 

 

Today's home learning is:

Maths is to know number bonds:

There is a worksheet at the end of the lesson, but if you want to practise more, you can look on IXL:

Maths - Year 1 - Counting- C11, C12

English - Year 1 - Sentences - L3, L4

 

 

Today's phonics can be found by clicking on the image below:

 

Check the discussion for this week's spellings.

 

This week's afternoon learning is:

Have a wonderful day Puffins Class!

Puffins Home Learning 29.06.20

Date: 28th Jun 2020 @ 5:46pm

Good morning Puffins Class and happy Monday! 

 

 

I've been super impressed with how hard you've been working on IXL - you've answered nearly 7,000 questions!

 

Today's home learning is:

Maths is to know number bonds:

There is a worksheet at the end of the lesson, but if you want to practise more, you can look on IXL:

Maths - Year 1 - Addition - D1, D2

English - Year 1 - Sentences - L1, L2

 

For today's writing, I would like you to write silly sentences! First, you need to write 5 nouns on separate pieces of paper, then 5 adjectives and 5 verbs. Fold them up so you can't see them and then pick one from each pile and turn them into sentences:

Here is my example:

Noun - banana

Adjective - beautiful

Verb - danced

The beautiful banana danced to the music on the radio.

 

Either take photographs of your writing and show them on your blog, or type you sentences into a blog post. I'm looking forward to reading your silly sentences!

 

Today's phonics can be found by clicking on the image below:

 

Check the discussion for this week's spellings.

 

This week's afternoon learning is:

Have a happy Monday Puffins Class!

Star of the Week- Puffin Class 26/06/20

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 8:35am

Another hard week to choose our star. We have been impressed with this young man since home learning began and are so happy to send him this award. Well done Liam!

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Bevin

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