Coronavirus links and homework activities:
Pine Class work to complete if you are at home poorly or have had to self-isolate due to the Coronavirus.
Times tables tests
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
We have been dividing using Numicon, before learning the formal written method. We also measured in cm and m and converted measurements.
Term 3 2019-20
In Science we learned about changing state, we enjoyed learning how to read a thermometer and also liked making our own water cycle.
We have been learning about rocks, fossils and soils and loved our hot task of making a dinosaur fossil.
What a State we have been in! We have been learning about changing state of materials. We used thermometers to measure temperature and compared temperatures in and outside school. We heated and cooled materials and explore freezing water and what temperature this occurred at. We loved making rain in our water cycle bowls. Finally, we changed the state of chocolate and made our own molds to reverse the change in.
Leeds Castle trip, what an amazing day. We enjoyed crazy golf, the fantastic play area, the maze, the castle and our own birds of prey display.
In Design and Technology we learned some sewing stitches, we learned how to thread needles and make a knot, we looked at a variety of Christmas tree decorations and designed our own decoration. We thought of the type of stitches that would be suitable to join materials, use for decoration and to attach ribbon, beads, material designs and buttons. We also considered threads and materials that would look attractive together. We are proud of them, we hope you like them too.
Learning about the Stone Age and Bronze Age in Pine Class. We learned about Stonehenge and thought about reasons why it was built. We also enjoyed finding out how bronze was made and considered how it was used and how it changed people's lives.
Pine Class have had a busy term, we learned about the human skeleton and muscles in Science, we had fun testing our reflexes. We have been learning how to shade in Art. We enjoyed Hello Yellow day where we thought about our mental health and our brains and how to keep them healthy.
Pine Class have enjoyed exploring the art of Andrew Goldsworthy. We were inspired by his ideas and we made our own art using only natural materials. We sketched still life and learned how to shade to create different colours and we mixed white and black paints to make different shades of grey. We worked hard on evaluating our work and thought of ways to improve it. We hope you like our work as much as we do.
Here you will find all the news and events from Pine Class. If you have any feedback please let Mrs Dix, Mrs Harris or Mrs Beale know!
The Family Trust visited us recently for their Prayer Space activities. Children were encouraged to think about who helps them, to reflect on what is good in their lives and to share with other people.
What an exciting and busy start to Term 5. We have enjoyed some cricket coaching. In our Art learning experience we have looked at some patterns that William Morris was famous for designing. We made a colour wheel to explore mixing primary colours. When we did this we mixed some secondary and tertiary colours to make colours that William Morris used. This week in PE, Mrs Morris taught us how to pass a baton during relay races.
The Living Land experience
Pine Class enjoyed a fantastic day at the Kent County Showground. There was so much to see and experience. We enjoyed looking at old and new farm machinery, birds of prey and animals of all shapes and sizes. We were able to taste food grown around Kent and much more. A particular favourite was the sheep show.
Pine Class have been learning about magnets this term. We found out that magnetic forces work through some metals, we explored what happens when you place different poles together and used words like attract and repel.
Key Stage 2 residential March 2019. We faced all challenges with enthusiasm and bravery. We can't believe how many amazing opportunities we have experienced. Here are some of our favourite moments.