With Mr Bray
Welcome to Milligan’s website page showing what we have been up to this half term.
COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS – School is closed except for a limited number of children. Please use the ideas below to complete learning at home.
Important Notice: The following pages contain links to websites that we feel are supportive to the curriculum and safe but it must be noted that the contents of the websites are out of our control. Therefore, we recommend that parents check them before allowing children unsupervised access. Remember to stay safe online!
Mental Health Awareness week:
We are now beginning Summer term 2.
Our class topic is a geographical European Regional Study of Spain
- We will be learning about where Spain is located within the world/Europe, the physical and human features, and the culture and traditions of the local population.
- Our Science topic is Rocks and Fossils
- In RE we will be considering how the belief in God affected the actions of people from the Old Testament.
- In literacy we will be writing narratives, information texts and play scripts using The Green Ship by Quentin Blake and Traditional Spanish Tales for inspiration.
Each week there will be a new timetable of activities for you to do at home. Keep a learning log of your work. Click the link button to go to the weekly activities page.
The Summer Reading Challenge has begun!
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge has been adapted because of the disruptions caused by Covid-19, and the impact it has had on schools and public libraries. To support parents and carers with reading at home, the Summer Reading Challenge has launched earlier than usual.
This year’s theme is the “SILLY SQUAD” – a celebration of funny books, celebration and laughter. The website will be completely free and there will be a place for children to rate and review their books, and as always, work towards their reading goal. Other special features include: video content, games, quizzes, digital and downloadable activities to encourage children to take part in the challenge, even though it will be from home.
You can join in using the following link: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
School Games Participation Fun
Please join the St Georges team on the TopYa app created by School Games. Who can complete the skills? Who will get the most points? Linking to the principles of Competition this is not about Highest, Furthest, fastest or better skills. At this time participation is the reward. Points will be awarded for looking at the content and engaging with it and sharing video’s of their attempts. Please be assured that all video’s are checked and assured before posting so there is no poor content.
The special code for our school is: 24799
Responsible online safety: Children under 13 must have a registered parent account connected to their account.
Visit the TopYa School Games website here.
Visit the School games highlight videos page here.
View the student tutorial video here.
View the parent tutorial video here.
For science learning at home we now have access to STEM SCOPES, please login in a similar way to My Maths.
STEM SCOPES is a platform designed for learning all about science. The school ‘Ping’ service is sending out your logins. If you are having trouble with you login or think you have not received it please email the school using the following email:
Download this information book which explains all about the coronavirus in child friendly terms. Written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts. The illustrations may look familiar to anyone who has read the Gruffalo as they are by the same illustrator, Axel Scheffler!
Two live Geography lessons this week, Monday and Friday at 10:30am.
- Live lesson link: https://encounteredu.com then click on live lessons
- Monday’s lesson preparation: https://encounteredu.com/uploads/KS2-Soil-Exploration-Pre-lesson-preparation.pdf
- Monday’s student worksheet: https://encounteredu.com/uploads/KS2-Soil-Exploration-Live-lesson.pdf
- Friday’s lesson preparation: https://encounteredu.com/uploads/KS2-Creative-Exploration-Pre-lesson-preparation.pdf
- Friday’s student worksheet:https://encounteredu.com/uploads/KS2-Creative-Exploration-Live-lesson.pdf
My Maths https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ KS2 children each have a log in for this website where their class teachers set maths home learning. Teachers have re-issued these log in details today (17/3/20).
Twinkl is an educational website that provides a variety of worksheets, power points and other resources for all age ranges. They are offering parents one month FREE membership. Sign up here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer using the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.
http://www.timestables.me.uk/ Children can practise quick recall of their times tables on this website.
Remember to keep up your active 60 minutes a day! You can still complete your miles as outdoor exercise is permitted under government advice. https://www.gonoodle.com/ This website has lots of exercises and fun dances to follow. You can sign up for free!
https://imoves.com/the-imovement This website also has ideas for being active at home and information on how to keep healthy.
Computing – Coding
- Hour of Code – https://hourofcode.com/uk
- Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu
- Turtle academy – https://turtleacademy.com
- Books available online – https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html
- Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk
- There have been a number of different homework’s set on Mymaths https://www.mymaths.co.uk
- Timestables – https://www.timestables.co.uk
Here are some useful links to home learning in science!
The widespread school closures have created new challenges for everyone supporting young people. STEM Learning is working hard to develop and roll out a range of materials, which we hope will help you.
Our subject experts have put together a selection of resources – all of which are completely free for everyone to access. Our subject experts are also available weekdays from 8:30am to 4.30pm via our webchat, which you can find in the bottom right hand corner of all our web pages.
Resources focus on key food themes within curriculum areas, such as where food comes from, cooking, and healthy eating, but also offer a range of opportunities for cross-curricular (interdisaplinary) learning. Many resources and activities use food as a vehicle to provide engaging learning via subjects such as: numeracy, literacy, humanities, science, PSHE/health and wellbeing, D&T, religious education, and art.
The ‘Wild’ classroom; get engaged in some activities with the WWF and use the class resources. You could also join in the weekly activities with the YouTube channel.
You can sign up to ‘The Royal Parks’ newsletter and access online content, they will be sending out weekly activities to get involved in!
In this week’s newsletter:
- Learn more about the bat species that are found in our parks
- Get the family moving with our Fun Run through the Ages
- Discover the role Queen Caroline played in creating the parks you know today
- Join us in the City Nature Challenge this weekend
- Entertain our younger supporters with Mission: Invertebrate Storytelling
- Learn more about frogs and make your own frog spawn
The MET Office have put on some great resources:
Explore and download our resources :
- Forecasting and prediction – get to grips with the subjects at the heart of weather forecasting and climate prediction
- Extreme weather – find out about extreme weather around the world and its impacts
- Weather and climate stories – discover who’s most vulnerable to the impacts of severe weather and the people who help communities stay safe
- Technology and innovation in weather – find out how technology and innnovation influence weather forecasting, climate prediction, and crucially, how they’re communicated
- People in weather and climate – bringing to life the work of the Met Office, and other roles influenced by weather and climate
We have been contacted by staff at Lewisham Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich to help them make their staff break rooms more cheerful for the NHS staff at this time. If you would like to help, draw a lovely picture with a message of thanks, your name, age and school name. Your parent/carer can send a photo or scan of your picture to the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will print & laminate them to give to the hospitals. Thank you!