Home learning letter Friday 5th February

Date: 5th Feb 2016 @ 10:39am

Home learning Friday 5th February

Dear all,

We’ve had another great week in Indigo Class, we’ve started writing police reports for the Viking raids on Lindisfarne, looked at reflection in maths, created the tree of life in art, had a samba, brass and gymnastic lessons, I feel exhausted just typing all that!

Next Thursday 11th February at 4pm I’ll be holding a parents’ meeting for the trip to York. Don’t worry if you can’t make it as I’ll send all details home and I’ll share the PowerPoint on the school website.

For home learning I’m going to set another extended project based around our forthcoming trip to York. I’d like the class to write a report about all the places we will visit and I’ve put together some subheadings to help shape their writing. Please can you encourage your child to write in their own words rather than copying chunks from the Internet. The quality of their Viking ships was superb so I’d like the same level of effort put into this project too. It can be handwritten, word-processed or a multimedia presentation but I want the focus to be on the quality of the writing rather than a collection of photographs with just a few words. They have until Tuesday 23rd February to complete this task.


Why is York famous for the Vikings?

How do we know that the Vikings came to York?

York Minster

How long has there been a minster in York?

What’s the difference between a minster and a cathedral?

Research these places in the minster:

The Nave/The King’s Screen/Chapter House/West Window/Quire

National Railway Museum

Choose 5 of your favourite trains from the collection at York and tell me about them.

Jorvik Dig

What is archaeology?

What does an archaeologist do?

What will you find at DIG York?

Castle Museum

Which exhibitions will you find at the Castle Museum?

Which exhibition appeals to you the most?

York’s Chocolate Story

Why is York famous for chocolate?


Mr Eccles has set Indigo Class a challenge that I’m keen to achieve. Last week 21 children had practised playing their brass instruments during the week so the challenge this week is for all 31 children to have practised their instruments this week. Come on Indigo Class I know you can do it!


Have a lovely weekend,


Ruth Hadfield

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