Please listen to Edward’s story which he has written and is reading for a KS1 audience.
Chess in Schools and the Community (CSC) has secured free chess memberships (worth £25) for some our children to access either via:
- the Chesskid website https://www.chesskid.com/
- the Chess for Kids – Play and Learn App https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chess-for-kids-play-learn/id629375826 for Apple
- the Chess for Kids – Play and Learn App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chesskid for Android devices
The website/app has puzzles, videos, and gives the possibility of playing chess online in a safe environment. Chat functions are extremely limited and designed with the safeguarding of primary school-aged children in mind.
Children will have access to the learning resources and the opportunity to play games against any other child in the CSC community, from schools across the country. They’ll be running regular puzzle-solving challenges, competitions, chess matches between schools, and regional and national tournaments for children with those accounts. There’s also the possibility of your CSC tutor being able to run competitions within your school. The idea is to set up a huge online chess club within Chesskid, run by CSC.
We’d love children at our school to be part of this. They don’t need to have played chess before – Chesskid starts from scratch. We are providing a username and password for your child to use below.
Please do use this great resource 5MJ!
Sing up – Song of the week – KS2
Be the change – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK-edW7TSOk
Please see link below to be able to access some songs to learn.
KS2 – Ain’t gonna let nobody
https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring – first on the playlist
Follow the link below to see Alana’s homework project on the Ancient Egyptians.
Ethan has made a poster at home to remind us all to be kind to each other, especially at the moment.
Faheem has made this brilliant poster – which does not really need any words of explanation!
5MJ continue to work hard at home, producing some imaginative and careful work. They have work set every day on Google classroom and then also a grid of optional more “fun” tasks.
More examples of great work below:
Alex mummified his bear following the instructions (some of them) used by the Ancient Egyptians.
Alana has built a cosy den to hid in, in the house.
Mayako made a colourful bird to decorate her home.
More great work completed at home about our topic on Ancient Egyptians. I think the pyramid is excellent and is really drawn so that it looks 3D – well done Faheem!
5MJ have continued to work hard at home – I am so proud of your efforts!
We have been thinking about making Egyptian pyramids and also a science experiment linked to forces, investigating the surface tension of water.