Learning Links

George Floyd: Why are there huge protests in the US and around the ...

Why are people protesting? 

George Floyd was an African- American man who died after being held in police custody on 25th May 2020. 

He was suspected of using fake money - police officers stopped him and held him down by kneeling on his neck. Despite repeatedly saying he could not breathe George was not released and soon afterwards he died.

You can find out more about what is happening in America, and across the globe, in response to George Floyds death, by clicking on the Newsround link below

George Floyd - Newsround

Here in school we have been thinking about the ways that we can ensure we are promoting equality, making sure everyone is treated fairly.

We recognise and celebrate that we are all different in so many ways - what is important is that we treat each other with love and respect and we call out all incidents of hatred, whatever form they come in.

 

'Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.'  Proverbs 10:12

 

Parents, the link below will take you through to an online book all about Teaching Tolerance to children. It is written for an American audience, but the content is as relevent here as it is across the water.

 

Teaching Tolerance - A Parent's Guide

 

----------------------- o O o ------------------------

 

Here is this month's Action for Happiness Calendar

The focus is Joyful June - the calendar is full of ideas to help us remain joyful even in these very difficult times. 

 

We know how much you all love learning and on this page you will find a variety of activities, ideas and links to help keep your mind active during the school closure.

Make sure you also check out your class home page as your teacher will be posting new work and activities for you in their daily blog from Monday 30th March 2020.

Happy learning!

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Itching to get out - take one of the virtual tours below. 

Monday 4th May - new this week - we are taking you to the National Aquarium, Baltimore. Click on the image below to explore the Atlantic Coral Reef, take a wlak down shark alley and to find to find out what creatires lurk beneath...

What we saw inside - National Aquarium, Baltimore Traveller ...

Want to stay closer to home and feed your curisoity? Then a trip to the British Museum is a must, spanning over two million years of human history and culture. Click on the image below to visit The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.

British Museum: Tips, Info, And Visitor Guide For 2019 • Secret London

 

Look at where else we've been during lockdown...

 A virtual tour of the Namib Desert, Sossusvlie, Namibia. The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means "vast place"

Enjoy!

 

-------------------

One of the most famous buildings in the world, Buckingham Palace, is the London home of the Queen. To find out what life is like in the palace, click on the picture below. Find out how many candles were needed to light the chandeliers in the Throne room and  learn what hapens in the White Drawing Room. 

New audio-descriptive guide to Buckingham Palace – VocalEyes

 

The National Museum of Natural History in Washington is somewhere we'd all like to visit - thanks to the wonders of modern technology you can have a look at some of their most famous exhibits by clicking on the image below.  

Homepage | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

 

Home Learning - Websites for you to explore

Everyone's favourite, Sumdog, is available for you to use whilst you are at home. Click on the image below and signin. If you have forgotten your password please ask your parent to email us at: admin@sjtdprimary.org.uk and we will send you the details.

Image result for sumdog image

To help keep you ontop of your spellings why join Sir Linkalot on his journey through the English Language by downloading the Sirlinkalot App. The App is free to all during the period of school closures and has lots of fun activities and spelling tests for you all to enjoy - simply click on the link below to access you free code.

Image result for sirlinkalot image

 

There is much fun to be had on Mathletics during the school closure. To access the site csimply click on the image below and sign in using your school password. Your teacher will be assigning daily tasks for you to complete so do check your class blog.

Image result for mathletics images