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Thank you to all of our children, parents and families who are working with us during this difficult time of COVID 19 and school closure. Our class pages are full of great ideas for you to use at home. Please come and collect packs of paper and pencils to help you with your great work at home. We are open between 9am and 11 am each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Miss Hodgson's Group

While we're apart

A film of messages from the staff at our school to the children.

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Monday 6th July 2020

 

Good morning folks!

 

I hope you and your families are well and enjoyed your weekend.

Did you go out in the wild weather? We went to Wollaton Park for a walk yesterday and the wind was bonkers. The deer didn’t seem to mind though! wink

 

This week, our tasks are going to focus on pronouns. These are words we use a lot in English and there are different types. We’re going to start with personal pronouns and reflexive pronouns.

 

Personal pronouns help us to avoid repeating ideas by replacing a noun               

(a person, thing or place).

For example:

Subject

The team won the game, so the team were very happy.

 > The team won the game, so they were very happy.

Object

I read that book and I really enjoyed that book.

> I read that book and I really enjoyed it.

 

Reflexive pronouns refer back to the subject of the sentence.

They end with -self or -selves.

For example:

She looked at herself in the mirror.

After the show, we felt really proud of ourselves.

 

Have a look at the Pronouns Chart and then have a go at the activities:

1) Personal pronouns

2) Using personal pronouns - mixed

3) Reflexive pronouns

 

There are also 2 reading practice activities

a) Non-fiction: Sun, sea and beach safety

b) Classic story: The Ant and the Grasshopper

 

I miss you – and our lessons – a lot and wonder how you all are…

It would be great to hear from you. You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Be kind to each other and keep smiling laugh

 

Miss Hodgson

Thursday 2nd July 2020

 

Hello / Bonjour / Marhaba / Guten tag / Cześć / Bună Ziua / Ahoj / Maakyé /

Assalamo aleikum / Zdravo / Namaste!

 

I hope you are all having a good week and keeping busy.

 

Today, I have added some more practice on common contractions and then some more challenging reading tasks for you to try. If you can write some simple answers down on paper – brilliant! If not, simply have a go at saying an answer in your head or even better, aloud.

 

Activities:

 

1) Complete the different contractions

See if you can remember these common contractions.

2) Spot the contractions

Identify the contraction in the sentence and write the shortened words.

3) Practise using contractions

Replace pairs of words in a sentence with the correct contraction.

*Use the contractions word mat below to help you.

4) Reading comprehension

- Marcus Rashford

Have you heard about this footballer in the news recently? Find out why he is more than just a fantastic footballer…

- The Camping Trip

Read this short story about a family’s first camping trip and answer the questions. Would you like to go camping? I LOVE camping but for others, it’s their worst nightmare!

 

I would love to hear from you. You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Have a great weekend and take care of each other.

 

Miss Hodgson wink

Monday 29th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone!

 

I hope you and your families are well and had a good weekend.

Can you believe that there are only 4 more weeks of the school year left?! And what a very strange year it has been! Here’s hoping things will become even more ‘normal’ before we see you all back in the autumn. As we near the end of the year, there will be some special tasks appearing on your class pages. Be sure to have a look and get involved if you can! wink

 

This week, we are going to look at contractions. This is a fancy word for something you will use all the time in English, without even realising.

Contractions are when we add two words together – and use a special punctuation mark, called an apostrophe ( ) to show letters we have missed out.                         

For example: it + is = its / did + not = didnt / you + are = youre

 

Contractions activities:

1) Explanation

Look at this first to get an idea of the many different words we can add together.

2) Match up

Match the correct contraction to each pair of words.

3) Fill in the gaps

Complete a) the speech and b) the sentences using suitable contractions.

4) Spelling task 1

Practise writing and using simple contractions.

 

You can also practise English contractions using some online games (links below).

 

For reading practice, there are 3 quick – and very different! - texts for you to try, with a few questions after each.  

 

It would be lovely to hear from you. You can still get in touch with me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep learning and keep smiling,

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

Thursday 25th June 2020

 

Good morning!

 

I hope you’re all happy and managing to stay cool in this sweltering heat. Did you know that yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far in the UK – at over 32°C?! I felt like I was back in Brazil!

 

As the sun is shining and we’re spending more time outdoors, I thought we’d practise some suitable language…

 

Activities:

1) Summer words – Match up

Lots of vocabulary you might hear at this time of year.

How many of these words do you know?

2) Microhabitats reading task

Learn about the homes of different creepy crawlies (insects). I have been seeing lots of these little critters at the moment – outside and (annoyingly!) inside. Why not have a look at the checklist – to see how many you recognise and practise the names?

3) The grey squirrel – short text and questions

4) Spelling practice

Practise some key spellings using this template. Simply copy the words onto paper. Remember to say the words aloud. These are all common words in English (words which are used a lot). Can you think of a simple sentence using each word?

 

I know that it’s hard to work in the heat, but I hope you are still trying to do a little something each day. It’s really important to keep exercising your English brain! wink

I would still love to hear from you. You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Have a lovely weekend and be kind to each other.

 

Miss Hodgson smiley

Monday 22nd June 2020

 

Hello / Bonjour / Marhaba / Guten tag / Cześć / Bună Ziua / Ahoj / Maakyé /

Assalamo aleikum / Zdravo / Namaste!

 

I hope you are well and had a great weekend. Have you been having some fun outdoors? Hopefully, you didn’t get caught in any of the strange flashes of rain!

 

This week, we’re going to keep practising instructions and bossy (imperative) verbs. It’s really important to understand instructions (commands), especially at the moment – when we are hearing so many!

 

Activities:

1) Match up the verbs in these important instructions. They should be very familiar!

2) Read the ‘My Teacher’ poem and see if you can fill in the gaps using the bossy verbs at the bottom.

3) Once you have completed the task above, see if you can answer these questions about the poem.

 

I have also included a simple maths activity you can have a go at – to practise your understanding and spelling of number words. (There are some word mats to help you below.) It is based on a supermarket price list, which you will also find below. You only need to look at the first page, but I have left the second activity attached in case you fancy some simple partitioning practice… wink

 

And finally, if any of you enjoyed the Birds in your Garden text a few weeks ago and like me, have been doing some birdwatching, have a look at the link below. It’s a short video about a 14-year old boy from Nottinghamshire, who has made the most of lockdown to learn more about birds. It’s amazing how much he knows. He describes it as a superpower!

 

I hope you are all happy and managing to do some learning every ‘school day’ – even if it is only a little. I miss you all lots and think of you often. I would LOVE to hear from you! You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Stay safe and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson smiley

 

Thursday 18th June 2020

 

 

Hello everyone!

 

How are we all doing this Thursday morning? Better than the miserable weather, I hope!

 

Just a quick note today as I am heading into school for my first day with my Y6 bubble - very exciting!

 

In this next set of tasks this week, we’re going to continue looking at bossy (imperative) verbs.

 

1) Have a look at the examples of different bossy verbs to remind yourself how they work.

2) Look at the different types of instructions below (Planting then Drawing) and see if you can answer the questions.

3) See if you can spot and use bossy verbs with these short activities.

 

If you have some time online, there are some links for games to practise verbs and imperative (bossy) sentences – or ‘commands.’

 

You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

It would be great to hear from you!

 

I hope you’re all well and have a great weekend.

 

Take good care and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

Monday 15th June 2020

 

Good morning folks,

 

I hope you and your families are well and had a good weekend.

Some of you have now received your third home learning packs, so I hope these will keep you busy on the rainy days.

 

Today is very exciting, as Bentinck will be welcoming some Year 6s back to school! We have now been given permission to open to a few pupils and we are all really looking forward to seeing some children back. Things will be quite different – we will be working in smaller groups (called ‘bubbles’), with just one adult and at a distance from each other. It might take some time to get used to but as always, we’ll all work together and it will be (Bentinck) brilliant! Hopefully, we can see some more of you soon…

 

This week, we’re going to have a look at instructions, starting with recipes.

Instructions use bossy (or imperative) verbs to tell you what to do.

I have been looking at – and trying out – lots of new recipes over lockdown.

How about you?

 

Tasks:

1) Read the recipe for Chocolate Brownies and think about the use of bossy verbs.

2) Read the Greek Salad recipe and answer the questions.

3) Have a go at writing a simple recipe for one of your favourite dishes.

  • Look at the recipe template for ideas about how to present your work
  • Use the food word lists from your pack and the cooking word lists below to help

 

If you have some time online, you could practise bossy verbs using the interactive game below. Or why not have a look at some of Mrs Fredericks’ fantastic recipes on the Class Pages. I can’t wait to try making her cheese parcels. Yum yum!

 

You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I would LOVE to hear from you.

 

Have fun and be excellent to each other (- more instructions! wink)

 

Miss Hodgson

Thursday 11th June 2020

 

Hello / Bonjour / Marhaba / Guten tag / Cześć / Bună Ziua / Ahoj / Maakyé /

Assalamo aleikum / Zdravo / Namaste!

 

I hope you are all happy and having a good week.

Just a quick note today to say hello and give you a few more simple activities to try at home over the coming days. The next set of work packs will be with you very soon…!

 

1) Proper or common nouns – Decide which is which.

Remember: there is a big clue for proper nouns. They always start with…?

 

2) Spot the common nouns – Circle the nouns and then see if you can choose the correct one to complete each sentence.

 

3) Short reading tasks – Terrible Tornadoes and House for Sale.

These are quick reading activities to test your comprehension skills. You might recognise the house here from one of our traditional tales… Any ideas?

 

4) Practise your prepositions with this interactive game. This website has lots of excellent language challenges to explore and have a go at – and you can select an ‘Easy’ option!wink

 

You can still email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I would LOVE to hear from you.

 

I hope you are all keeping busy – and have a lovely weekend.

 

Stay safe and keep learning!

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

Monday 8th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone!

 

I hope you and your families are safe and well - and had a nice weekend.

How have you kept busy while it has been raining? Have you watched, played or read anything interesting?

 

Did you see the Black Lives Matter protest yesterday? It started at the Forest Recreation Ground and then people marched through Hyson Green. We saw it whilst out in the car. It looked very positive and peaceful, and most people were still social distancing. We would have liked to join in!

 

This week, our English work focuses on describing words. You were using lots of these last week! wink Below there are some simple adjective and adverb activities to help you practise and improve your understanding of different words.

As with all the work on here, you don’t need to print anything out. Just write your answers on paper or share them with someone at home.

 

There is also a short reading task – a witch’s spell to make teachers disappear! Have a look at the gruesome (disgusting) recipe and see if you can answer the questions. Maybe you could write a crazy recipe of your own… What horrible ingredients (things you put in) might you include? What could you cause to disappear? Covid-19?!

 

If you have any questions or would just like to say hello, you can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk  It would be great to hear from you!

 

Take care of yourselves, and each other.

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

Reading: How to make teachers disappear...

Thursday 4th June 2020

 

Good morning folks!

 

I hope you are all well, happy and having a good week. The weather took a bit of a turn yesterday, didn’t it? But I actually quite enjoyed some rain – as I imagine the plants did! laugh

 

Sadly, it doesn’t look like we’re going to see most of you for a little while longer, so I am busy getting some more work packs ready to drop off at your homes again soon.

 

For the second part of this week, there is some more practice on synonyms and antonyms – words which are similar or opposite. These are simple activities but a great way to practise and improve your English language skills.

 

There is also some sentence work for you to practise a little writing. I know this is not everyone’s favourite task, but it’s important to keep having a go. We can only get better at things if we practise! wink Your challenge is simply to make some short, boring sentences more exciting. I know you can do it…!

 

You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I would LOVE to hear from you.

 

Stay safe and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson

Monday 1st June 2020

 

 

Hello / Bonjour / Marhaba / Guten tag / Cześć / Bună Ziua / Ahoj / Maakyé /

Assalamo aleikum / Zdravo / Namaste!

 

I hope this finds you and your families well and having enjoyed a lovely half term. Wasn’t the weather wonderful?! I hope you were able to spend some time outside enjoying the sunshine – whilst keeping your distance from others wink What have you all been up to?

 

Well, I can’t believe it’s the first day of June! Where has this year gone? I am missing you all lots! I hope we might be able to see some of you back in school soon, but we cannot do this until the time is right and it is safe for everybody.

 

For your English work this week, there are some different activities:

 

1. More practice on compound nouns (nouns made up of more than one word).

Can you crack the code and match the pictures to the correct words? It would be fun to try making some of your own too. Make it into a game and test someone at home!

 

2. Antonyms and synonyms. These are fancy words for something simple: ‘opposites’ and ‘similar words.’ You can find an explanation below and then have a go at the 2 tasks. You don’t need to colour the first sheet, but you could you make a list of the antonyms and the synonyms. Which is which? In the second task, you have to choose the correct opposite to complete the sentence.

 

3. Reading practice – Garden birds. Read this simple text and see if you can answer the 5 questions at the end. During lockdown, I have spent a lot more time watching and listening to the birds. They really are amazing creatures! You could even have a go at some of your own birdwatching and make a record – have a look at the example. You don’t need a garden for this. You will see various birds when you go for a walk around your local neighbourhood or park.

 

I would love to hear from you – just to know how you are and what you have been doing. You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Take care of each other and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

Can you crack these compound nouns?

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Good morning folks!

 

Just a quick message today to wish you a happy half term – and a very Happy Eid to those celebrating this weekend! It is very strange to think of next week as a ‘holiday’ when we’ve not actually been in school. But I hope you and your families enjoy your week and are able to have some fun together.

 

If you have some spare time during the week and fancy doing some learning, there are a few different activities below.

 

1) Bees are brilliant: Did you know that Wednesday this week was World Bee Day? Here are some facts and a short task about one of the most amazing (and one of my favourite!) insects. Learn why these tiny bugs are so important to people.

 

2) Proper nouns challenge: More practice on spotting those pesky proper nouns – names of people and places which always need a capital letter.

 

3) Thoughts and feelings - Drawing task: Some information and a lovely drawing challenge based on Mental Health Awareness Week.

 

I won’t be adding anything new next week but there are still lots of activities and website links below and on your class pages. You can still email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk  I would still LOVE to hear from you!

 

I hope you are all happy and have a lovely week.

 

Take care of each other and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson smiley

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

 

Hello / Bonjour / Marhaba / Guten tag / Cześć / Bună Ziua / Ahoj / Maakyé /

Assalamo aleikum / Zdravo / Namaste!

 

 

I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well – and cool! How hot was it yesterday?! Yikes! I hope you have been able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Don’t forget to wear sun cream and a hat, and drink lots of water.

 

Today, I have set you some activities on nouns. Do you remember what a noun is?

It is a word which refers to a thing, place, event, person or feeling – a book / Nottingham / Easter / Ahmed / happiness etc.

 

There are different types of noun. I would like you to practise 2 types:

 

1) Compound nouns. These are nouns made up of 2 or more words, for example - classroom (class + room) or basketball (basket + ball). These nouns are usually used with a determiner (a / the / some / many etc.) See if you can match up the correct words and then challenge yourself with the wordsearches. You don’t need to print them out. Just see if you can find all the words. How quickly can you complete it…?

 

2) Proper nouns. These are names of people, places and things which have a capital letter, for example – Charlie / Africa / World Cup. The months of the year are proper nouns and you have been (hopefully!) practising writing these in your home learning pack. In the task below, see if you can fill in the gaps and then answer the questions.

 

Next week would be the half term holiday, so we won’t be putting anything new on the website. It’s time for everyone to enjoy a break! I will add a few extra bits tomorrow, just in case you fancy doing something next week… wink

 

You can still email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I would LOVE to hear from you!

 

Keep learning and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

Practise proper nouns - months

Monday 18th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone!

 

I hope that you and your families are still safe, well and happy.

Did you have a nice weekend? I hope that you were able to make the most of the warm weather. The sunshine helps to keep us smiling.

 

Like you and your families, I am waiting to see when we will all be able to go back to school. Things may be quite different for a while, but I look forward to seeing you all again. I miss you lots!

 

In the meantime, we have now been advised that we can get outdoors as much as possible – as long as we keep a safe (2 metre) distance from other people. 

So, for your first activity this week, I’d like you to think about different ways to keep fit and healthy by practising some sporty verbs.

Remember that a verb is an action or ‘doing’ word - (to) play / sing / walk etc.

See if you can complete the sentences by choosing the correct verb. There are pictures to help you.

 

The second task is a sentence activity based on starting sentences using phrases of time (a type of ‘fronted adverbial’). Can you unscramble (sort) the sentences and put the words in the correct order?

 

If you would like to practise some reading, there is a text about Roald Dahl. Have you heard of him? He is one of Britain’s most famous children’s authors (someone who writes a book). He died in 1990 and most of his books were written around 50 years ago, but the stories are still loved by children and adults alike. Many of the books have been made into films. I bet you have seen some! Roald Dahl was definitely one of my favourite authors when I was your age. Read the information about some of his stories and have a go at answering the questions. Which of his books do you think you would like to read…?

 

I hope you are all staying positive and managing to do some learning at home – either from the work pack or from activities and links on the school website. There are loads of brilliant ideas on all the class pages!

 

Remember you can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I would LOVE to hear from you!

 

Stay safe and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson wink

Complete the sentences

Sort out the sentences

Reading: Roald Dahl

Thursday 14th May 2020

 

 

Hello / Bonjour / Marhaba / Guten tag / Cześć / Bună Ziua / Ahoj / Maakyé /

Assalamo aleikum / Zdravo / Namaste!

 

 

I hope that you and your families are keeping safe, well and happy.

 

You should have all now received a schoolwork pack at home. I hope you are able to have a go at some of the activities. If you can complete one task a day, that would be excellent! yes If you have any questions – or just want to say hello – you can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk 

I would love to hear from you! wink

 

Today, I have added a few activities for practising those pesky prepositions. Can you remember what a preposition is? The clue is in the word – preposition.

A preposition is a word that describes the position of something in relation to something else: The boy sat on the chair. / He was hiding behind a tree.

We did lots of work on this in the spring term, but if you are finding it difficult, there is a help sheet at the bottom.

 

As with all the activities on here, you don’t need to print out the sheets. You can simply write the answers on paper. Practise your best handwriting and remember to copy spellings carefully.

 

I hope you enjoy the weekend. Fingers crossed for more sunshine!

 

Take care and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

 

Monday 11th May 2020

 

Good morning!

 

I hope you and your families are staying safe and well and enjoyed the weekend.

Did you see – or join in with – any of the VE Day activities? There were some fantastic photos on the BBC website showing the celebrations in 1945 compared to 2020. Use the links below to have a look.

 

So, it looks like we’ve got to manage a few more weeks in lockdown…

We are living in such a strange time. You might hear people using the word ‘unprecedented.’ This means ‘like nothing ever before.’

 

Throughout history, people have had to learn to adapt (change) to new situations in the world. Change can be positive or negative (good or bad) – or a bit of both! But it always gives us the chance to learn something. wink

 

While some things may be difficult at the moment – not being able to see family and friends, go to school or public places – it’s important to stay positive.

The world looks brighter from behind a smile! smiley

 

Covid-19 has had a huge, negative impact across the world. Many people have lost their lives or loved ones, and others have lost jobs, businesses or money. But it’s not all doom and gloom! There are also lots of positive things happening right now.

 

Have a look at some of the good news stories below in Seeing the positives!

There are lots of interesting pictures, and words, to help you.

 

Could you create a positivity poster including some of these examples?

 

Think about your own personal positives too. What have you done during lockdown life? It could be as simple as being more thoughtful or helpful, or practising a skill.

 

I would love to hear from you or your families any time. You can email me at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Take care and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

Finding the positives in the pandemic

Thursday 7th May 2020

 

Good morning!

 

I hope you and your families are well and happy on this lovely sunny day.

Did you get your school pack?! It was great to hear that some of you saw Miss Irwin and Miss Chambers yesterday. We all miss you and think about you lots, so it’s good to know that you are okay.

 

Did you know that it is Mrs Fredericks’ birthday today? Have a look at the special messages which have been sent in on the Class 3 page.

 

Tomorrow is a ‘bank holiday’ – for VE Day – and hopefully, we will enjoy more beautiful sunshine. I hope you have learned a little about this special day using the links below. Can you imagine what this day would have felt like 75 years ago? What do you think it was like living through a war? I know that some of you really enjoy history, so I will add some more VE Day stuff for you later.

 

I have also added some reading on our last Bentinck house name: Mo Farah. Read about this incredible athlete’s story, then check your understanding by completing the sentences.

 

I hope that you are all safe and well, and enjoy the lovely weather this weekend.

 

Take care of each other and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson smiley

Reading: Mo Farah

What was VE Day like?

Monday 4th May 2020

 

Good morning and Happy Monday!

 

I hope you and your families had a nice weekend - and are still safe, well and keeping busy. What are doing with all this free time you have? wink

 

It would be lovely to hear from you, whatever you have been up to. We are going to try calling some of you on the phone again this week, but remember you can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Below, I have added some reading practice on our next Bentinck house figure – Malala Yousafzai. Read her amazing story and see if you can answer the questions.

 

There is also a link for another fantastic website for practising your English language with all sorts of different topics. You just have to look, listen and play the games!

 

On Friday this week (8th May), people across the country will be remembering VE Day. It is a very important date, which marks the end of the Second World War in Europe. This year will be the 75th anniversary! Normally, people would celebrate VE Day together on the streets and in the towns, but this year will be different. People are making posters, flags and cakes in their homes instead. You can learn more about VE Day using the links below.

 

I hope to hear from - or speak to – you very soon!

 

Keep learning and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgsonlaugh

Reading: Malala Yousafzai

Learn about VE Day

Friday 1st May 2020

 

Hello / Marhaba / Guten tag / Cześć / Bună Ziua / Ahoj / Maakyé /

Assalamo aleikum / Zdravo / Namaste!

 

 

I hope that you and your families are all still keeping safe, well and happy.

 

Sorry that I am writing a little later this week. I have been into school! It felt very strange and quiet, but it was lovely to see a few faces – from a distance of course. However it also reminded me how much I miss you all. I hope that you are all okay.

 

Like many teachers, I was in school to do some work and to make some phone calls. Please do answer the phone if we call. We’d love to speak to you! 😊 I know Miss Chambers really enjoyed chatting to some of you on Wednesday. We are also preparing some new work packs, which we will bring to your homes next week.

 

Today, I have just added some reading practice – about our next Bentinck house figure: Greta Thunberg. This text is a little more difficult but there are lots of words to help you and hopefully, you will remember some of the key words from our work in Science Week. 😉

 

There are lots of activities - and great websites - on this page for you to have a go at, and I would love to see what you have been doing.

 

You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Have a lovely weekend and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson laugh

Reading: Greta Thunberg

Monday 27th April 2020

 

Good morning!

 

I hope you and your families are keeping safe, well and happy.

How was your weekend? Did you enjoy the sunshine?

 

What did you think of our school video?! You could let me know by writing a review – using the film template below.

 

This week, I would like to practise your English language skills using the website link. There are lots of fun games to help you learn and I have included instructions for the first one I would like you to try.

 

I have also included some word lists to help you practise some spellings. These are high frequency English words (words which are used a lot), so it is really important to know these.

 

I have been doing lots of reading over the last few weeks. Have you been practising? There are lots of super website links below – where you can read stories for free!

I would love to hear what you have been reading. Can you complete a story review using the example?

 

Being stuck at home is a great time to read, to learn and to try new things.

How much do you know about the amazing people our Bentinck Houses are named after – King, Greta, Malala and Farah…? Over the next two weeks, I am going to give you some reading on each of these important people. We will start with my house – King. Read the information about Martin Luther King Jr. and then have a go at the questions.

 

I am missing you all lots and would love to hear from you… please! Even if it’s just to say ‘Hello.’ You can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Until we see each other again, take good care of yourselves and each other.

 

Miss Hodgson wink

Write a story / book review

Practise your English with these word games

Reading: Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

 

Good morning!

 

I hope you and your families are still safe, well and keeping busy.

 

Did you manage to have a go at any of the Earth Day activities below – or on your class pages? I would love to see what you have been up to at home.

Remember you can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Today is another special day in this country – St. George’s Day.

St. George is the patron saint of England – a special person in history who was considered a ‘protector’ of the country. He became a saint in the year AD494 and is the reason for the English flag, known as St. George’s Cross. According to legend, he fought a dragon! To watch a short video about this famous English story, follow the link below:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/george-and-the-dragon

 

I would also like you have a look at some of the reading links below. There are lots of great websites where you can read, watch or listen to stories for free! There are all sorts of different types of books, so why not go explore? You may be stuck at home but remember that stories can take you all over the world – as well as being a brilliant way to practise your English. Through my lockdown reading so far, I have visited Nigeria, Burma and the USA! I would love to hear about which books you are enjoying at home.

 

Keep smiling and keep learning! laugh

 

Miss Hodgson

KEEP CALM AND READ BOOKS!

Monday 20th April 2020

 

Hello / Marhaba / Guten tag / Cześć / Bună Ziua / Ahoj / Maakyé /

Assalamo aleikum / Zdravo / Namaste!

 

I hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well, and that you had a nice (if strange) Easter holiday. At least we had some beautiful weather! What have you all been doing? I spent most of my time in the garden, reading or in the kitchen, cooking and baking.

 

A huge THANK YOU to Aroua for the brilliant work she emailed to Miss Irwin. Well done! 😊 Miss Irwin and I were so happy to hear from you and you will certainly receive some House Points for your hard work at home. Fantastic!

 

I hope you have all been able to have a go at some of the activities below. Even though we cannot be at school, it is really important to continue our learning as best we can, especially practising our English.

 

This week, I have given you some tasks based on Earth Day, which takes place on Wednesday 22nd April. It’s a day when people take time to celebrate our wonderful planet and think about how we can help to look after it. This year marks the 50th anniversary (birthday) of Earth Day – it first started in the USA in 1970!

 

For extra writing practice, I have also included examples of:

  • A weekly diary

- This is a great way to practise writing some simple sentences in English, as well as recording how you are feeling and what you are doing at home each day.

 

  • A Coronavirus Time Capsule booklet

- Put a positive spin on this strange situation we are in! You are living through an important moment in history. In the future, people will talk about the 2020 pandemic. Make a record of who you are and what your life was like at this unusual moment in time.

 

All the activities include some key language to help you. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom!

 

I would really LOVE to hear from you or your families. You could send me some work, some photos of what you have been doing or just send me a quick email to say Hello! You can email me anytime at:

lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Take good care, stay safe and keep smiling.

 

Miss Hodgson smiley

Earth Day tasks

Practise your English by writing a diary...

What was life like when...?

Extra reading: Learn about the Coronavirus with this lovely illustrated book.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Hello folks!

 

I hope you and your families are keeping safe, well and happy.

 

This is exciting - we now have our own group page! So I can put some English activities for you straight on here. Your class pages are packed with lots of fantastic things for you to try at home, so be sure to keep checking there for Maths, Science, creative tasks and lots of great information and website links.

 

I hope you are all still smiling and keeping busy at home. I am missing school and seeing everyone, as well as being out and about. But there are lots of super things you can do inside too. (Have a look at the Hobbies activity below for ideas.) I’m trying to make the most of it and have been doing lots of reading, art and cooking (with minimal ingredients!) I’ve also been trying to keep fit with Joe Wick’s morning workout, but it’s making me feel very old! I might try some Yoga instead… 😉

 

It’s really important to try and continue some learning at home – even just a couple of activities each day. I know this can be tricky, with lots of people in a small space, but I hope you will enjoy some of the tasks. Speaking English is the most important thing, so try to practise this with someone at home, as often as possible, even if it’s only a few simple sentences. Talk about the weather, how you’re feeling, what you’re going to be doing that day or what you’ve been watching on television. If there are people at home who speak only a little English, could you help them to learn some more?

 

Over the next few days, I will be adding some more language stuff for you to use at home, as well as some links to websites where you can practise your phonics and reading. Remember that if you don’t understand a word, you can find dictionaries and translations for free online.

 

I hope you are able to join in with the ‘Clap for Carers’ at 8pm tonight. It is another chance to show our thanks to all the amazing people who are working on the frontline in the battle against Coronavirus. Sadly, not many people on my road joined in last week – so I clapped and whooped extra loudly!

 

I would still LOVE to hear from you. You or your parents/carers can email me anytime at: lucy.hodgson@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

It would be brilliant to see what you’re getting up to - with photos, videos or work - but we could also just have a chat. It would be a great way for us to stay in touch and for you to practise some English! 😊

 

I hope to hear from you soon.

Take good care and stay safe,

 

Miss Hodgson

Learning at home

Above is the first set of activities I have asked you to try.

Below you will find some new tasks.

What are your favourite things to do in your free time?

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