Welcome to Banksy Hub
Maths & English
We will post activities that children can complete at home. These will be appropriate to the children's year group level and we will also, wherever possible, provide the answers so children can self-mark. If you have any queries or questions, please email Mr Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr Orton (email@example.com). We will continue to update this page as we create and source more learning materials for the children.
Other useful ideas
All our children now have access to Numbots, where they can practice their arithmetic skills. Click on the image to visit the site and please use the Parent Guide to get started for the first time!
Mental Health & Well being
If you are concerned about your child's mental health at any point in the current situation, please don't hesitate to contact your child's class teacher. Our children's happiness is an absolute priority and we will do whatever we can to help you to preserve this.
PE & PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education)
It's important to keep active and healthy when you're at home. Below are some ideas to do this:
Art & Design
Here are some good videos to watch to learn French at home!
Yumu is a safe online space where students can learn, play and develop their musicianship. It’s an
an area of the Charanga platform that we use in school to deliver the music curriculum. All children now have access to the independent learning package where they can explore and learn! If your child does not have their log in details, please email your class teacher who will be happy to supply them. Instructions on how to log in for the first time and begin using the package can be found in the document called ‘Instructions on how to use YUMU Music World’. Enjoy!
Why not listen to Classic FM for 10 minutes every day? It's a great way to listen to a wide range of music and learn about different composers.
This term our topic is:
'Spirit of Hope'
Mr Ryan Ford
Mrs Amelia Pryor
Miss Tess Peberdy
Mrs Angela Kenway
Miss Hollie Jerreat
PPA will be covered by Miss Jerreat and Mr Lavis on Thursday afternoon.
Banksy Curriculum Information
Below is a summary of the learning that the children will be participating in over Term 4. We will be adding photographs and examples of the work produced and any new information that arises, so keep coming back! Please also visit our Pucklechurch Primary Facebook book for more frequent updates!
English: In English we have been focusing on our key text - The Light Jar.
We have enjoyed reading the first few chapters together and being introduced to the characters. We have also been thinking about the story of Joseph in preparation for our exciting production at the end of the term!
Maths: In Maths Year 3 will be learning how to tell the time as well mas learning about shapes, mass and capacity. Later in the term we will be revisiting fractions as well as our four operations.
Year 4 are having a big push on our times tables in preparation for our times table special challenge this year. Please practice as much as possible at home!
We are also developing our arithmetic skills through daily arithmetic lessons, and practising our times tables in our weekly slot.
Theme: Our Theme this term is 'Spirit of Hope', which is all about light!
Science: In our Science lessons we will be learning about light and how it can only travel in a straight line as well as how some objects emit light but others only reflect.
RE: In RE this term we are considering what makes Jesus so inspiring.
Jigsaw: We are exploring our hopes and dreams this term, and how we can deal with disappointment and things not going entirely to plan.
French: Our focus this term is 'Our Sporting Lives'. We will be learning new vocabulary to help us describe the sports we play and enjoy, and we will be taking a look at famous sportspeople. Who is your sporting hero?
Thank you for all of your support.
Banksy Hub team.
In Banksy, we go out to the Daily Mile at 10:00am. Children do need coats in every day as we will go out as much as the weather allows us to (the same for break and lunchtime).
Please note that the school day does start at 8:50am in KS2, so if your child does come after that time, they will be need to signed into the office rather than coming via the classrooms.
Even though the children have been told not to open the door to let any latecomers in after 8:50, if they see a parent knocking, they can find it hard to say no. Please do not knock on the door to be let in as it compromises our security.
Children who arrive after the register has been taken can slip into the classroom unseen especially if the other children are getting ready for the Daily Mile. This can then cause unnecessary panic if a child who is late isn't marked in the register because they have been let in by another child and the office phone or text home to find out why the child isn't in school.
Maths - http://www.mathszone.co.uk
English, Maths and Science -http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2
All subjects -http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk
Science and nature - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids
News and Global issues - http://www.firstnews.co.uk
Dates for your diary
Children will continue to receive their homework on a Thursday and this should be returned on a Tuesday as they will complete their spelling test in this book. We will remind children to hand their books in but if it is late in, we won’t be able to mark it.
Our whole school approach is to focus on core skills, so the homework that each child should complete weekly is to read each day, practise their spellings and practise their Times Table Rockstars.
Spellings are on the homework sheet which is added to the website weekly. The test will take place on a Thursday. The children will hear the each word as part of a sentence which they need to write down. The test will also test punctuation so the mark for each word is only awarded if the sentence is correctly punctuated with a capital letter and full stop. We will gradually build in other features over the year such as question marks and apostrophes as well as making sure all the words in the sentence are spelt correctly.
We will practise spelling these in class when we can, but children do need to practise these at home as well. Spellings will be tested in their homework books so it is really important that these are in class. Different strategies to learn spellings work better for different children so try out one of the methods on our homework page to find the one that works best for you and your child. Also practise the spellings in a sentence so that they get used to remembering punctuation.
Please listen to your child read on a daily basis, this should be logged in their Reading Record which will be checked weekly. It is helpful to talk about the events in the story and the writer’s use of language. Some useful questions are:
• Can you re-tell the story in your own words?
• What is your favourite part of the story and why?
• How do the feelings of the character(s) change throughout the story and why?
• How do you think you would feel if you were in this story?
• Why did the writer use the phrase…?
Please ensure you have signed to say that your child has read.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or if you feel that you can support the learning within your child’s class.
You can contact your child's class teacher through their email address or by catching them at the beginning or end of the day. Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment with your child's class teacher by emailing them directly or contacting the school office.
Year 3 - Mr Ford
Year 4 - Miss Peberdy