I hope you're all well, and not getting too bored having to stay inside your homes. It's a very unusual situation, but the best thing we can do is follow the advice of experts. Please remember to try to help out your adults at home by listening to them and doing as they ask. You can also help by giving a hand with some chores (e.g. taking plates and cups to the sink, washing or drying up, hanging up laundry etc).
I have put up a timetable for homework for the coming week. Please remember, that this is just a guide and you can of course do more if you finish sooner than expected. It is important to do a bit of Reading, Writing, Maths and PE each day, as well as having some rest and play time. But doing things like Science, Art, History, Geography and Computing are also important, and if you want to do more of these things, have a look on Purple Mash (or other websites/books) to find things that interest you.
If you need to ask me a question about anything, remember that Purple Mash has an email system, and that you can send me messages that way (like we did before Christmas).
I hope you and your families are well and keeping your spirits up, and I hope we can meet again in a few weeks' time.
It's the Easter holidays - although it might not really feel like it. Following the school's policy on homework, I will not be putting any formal home learning on here until 20th April. However, it is a good idea to read every day and practise arithmetic (adding, taking away, times tables & division facts) regularly (this doesn't have to be written down). Also, please help your adults around the house - I know we have some good wipers, tidiers and washers in the class, so please show these skills at home too!
If your family celebrates Easter, then I hope you enjoy the festivities, even though they will probably be quite different to normal. If you don't celebrate Easter, enjoy your 2 week break and keep your spirits up!
A huge well done to these children for doing 8 pieces of homework so far: Salman, Naomi, Ibrahim, Nevaeha. Great work!
A very big virtual pat on the back to these children for completing 7 pieces of homework: Sadie, Kenzo, Ruwayda, Kaiden. Excellent effort!
A big wireless hi-five for these children, who have done some pieces of homework: Aayan (6),Shaniya (6), Diamond (6), Vasile (5), Chinoy (3), Kamiya (3), Inaaya (2). Keep up the good work!
Everyone else - let's get cracking!
Times Tables Rockstars
Well done to Salman and Christine, who have been using Times Tables Rockstars. No-one else has done any work on there yet! Remember, that's part of the Home Learning too - it's a fun way of improving your fluency at your times tables. You can earn coins and also see how much quicker you're getting, which helps spur you on.
I currently have 790 coins. Can anyone get more than that by next week...? Good luck and enjoy!
Times Tables Rock Stars
Hello everyone. Just a reminder that usernames and passwords for TTRS are the same as your Purple Mash usernames and passwords. If, for any reason, you can't get in, drop me a quick email over Purple Mash and I'll sort it out.
Brain teaser: There are 3 terms in a school year: 1 before Christmas, 1 before Easter and 1 before the summer holidays. What fraction of the school year has already passed?
It was nice to talk to almost everyone last week. I was pleased to hear lots of you were getting on with some home learning and also helping your parents out with housework. I was also glad to be able to help others access home learning through this site.
I know that a few of you have finished the Comprehension book already, and in this case I would suggest looking at the 'Extra Activities' at the bottom of the page, particularly section 1, as this is also reading and comprehension. You don't have to stick to the books I've listed, they are just suggestions. If you find books on things you're interested in, it's absolutely fine to read those instead. However, it is good to have a bit of a range, i.e. different types of story, non-fiction books.
Google Classroom should be up and running this week, so please try to log in and leave a message. You are able to contact me directly on that, or on Purple Mash email.
Have a good week!
Just a quick note to mention 2 things.
1. I have added a couple of Purple Mash activities that help improve your typing speed, which might be useful at the moment when lots of our work is being done online.
2. A few people have emailed me with problems they're having. Thanks for those emails, and please keep emailing for help. However, when you're emailing, try to explain the problem in as much detail as you can, because, if I don't know exactly what you're talking about, it is really hard to help you. Tell me as much as possible about the problem.
Look at the below 2 examples, and see which one you think is better and why.
Dear Mr Haddon, I am having trouble logging in to do the homework. Please help!
Dear Mr Haddon, I am having trouble logging in to Times Tables Rock Stars. I have tried my username and password 3 times, and even my parents tried for me, but it still didn't work. When I try to log in, this message comes up on the screen: Login error - Incorrect email or password. Please help!
Example 2 is better because it tells me which site (Times Tables Rock Stars), it tells me what you've tried (you and parents have tried 3 times), and it tells me what the computer says/does (login error).
Hi all - just a quick note about MyMaths. If you have suddenly noticed 10 or so new pieces of homework that are suddenly overdue, don't stress about getting them finished straight away. You may do them whenever is convenient.
a) You have 10 overdue pieces of homework. MyMaths (on the weekly timetable) is to be done on Mondays,Tuesdays & Wednesdays. If you decide to do MyMaths on Thursdays and Fridays too, how long will it take you to finish them all?
b) If you want to finish them all before coming back to school (at the moment it's planned for 1st June), how many extra pieces will you need to do each week?
Hello everyone -
I hope you and your families are all well. Just to let you know that next week is half term, and so I will not be putting any homework up here until 1st June. However, it is still a good idea to read for a bit (20 mins or more) every day, to regularly practise your arithmetic skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), to eat healthily and to keep active. As we are now allowed to go out a little more, I hope you enjoy some of the nice weather, running around, exploring or just relaxing in your garden or at the park. Remember, a 10 minute walk from Tottenham Hale station is Walthamstow Wetlands, which is free to visit, and is a lovely place to go for a stroll. I am intending to go during half term, so I may see some of you there...
Well done to the 6 children who have joined Google Classrooms. I have emailed on Purple Mash everyone who has not yet joined, with your own username and password, so please have a look.
Also, remember to have a go at Mr Ghorbanian's Getty Museum Challenge, send a copy to Ms George (school email) and post it on our Google Classroom page. Well done Sadie for already doing that.
Have a great half term everyone, and I hope to see you in a few weeks!