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Tuesday 1st December


Just some nattering about advent and advent challenges!

For links to advent calendars mentioned in this video and to see Mrs. Cartledge's and Mrs Matthews' attempts look at the forest school section below.


More on perimeter today.  Here is a link to BBC bitesize which has some useful information.  You can nip back to this throughout the week as your knowledge of perimeter grows.



Perimeter on a grid

This is "Aut5.11.2 - Perimeter on a grid" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


Today I want you to plan out your autobiography.  Now this was going to be your circus character.  You can still do this if you want.  You can design a new circus character if you want.  If you are struggling for ideas why not create an autobiography of your TT rocks avatar.  


You can do this on a rough piece of paper and your paragraphs should have the following headings:



Early Life - (before they were famous)

Training/Early Career - (How did they get famous?)

Greatest achievement/Biggest failures

Conclusion - (What's next)


In your planning - keep it brief - not full sentences.  

Include which language you are going to use - challenge yourself to include relative clauses, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbial phrases.



Revision of silent letters!

Topic - Forest School

Today is the first day of advent.  I am reading this book: 


Traditionally at the start of advent people made wreaths.  This is also a Christian tradition. 


In Christianity, the wreath is horizontal and has candles which are lit on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas.   Each candle symbolises something: 


What do the Advent Candles stand for? 

The candle of Hope so prayers on this day focus on hope. 

This candle is a symbol of God's Peace, reminding Christians of the Prophets who said that the Messiah would be born. 

The candle of Love, represents John the Baptist who baptised Jesus. 

The candle of Joy reminds Christians of Jesus' mother, Mary. 

The fifth candle reminds Christians of the birth of Jesus. 


You can find more information here: 


In my book, I found out that traditionally advent wreaths, made for homes or for churches, are usually made from things found near the home.   



My challenge to you is make advent wreaths using things outside or inside the house.  They don't have to stay together they can be placed on the floor.  Please take pictures and share these in the collaboration space on Teams or on facebook.   


I couldn't find as many as I thought.  Bet you could design your own better one.  Here is a link to an activity to create your own mindfulness/wellbeing calendar.  Each day could have an active challenge or a joke to make us smile:

A note from Mrs. Matthews:  

I should have known when I asked Mrs Cartledge to get involved with this challenge that it would turn out like this.  She tells me she was very resilient and didn't eat any!