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Happy World Environment Day 2020!

Thank you to Zeeshan in Year 2 for sending in this beautiful and thought-provoking poster to celebrate World Environment Day.

‘Better environment, better tomorrow, save the planet.’

‘No fishing without water, no life without Earth.’

This year’s theme is ‘biodiversity.’ Learn more about it here and check out what you can do to explore and encourage biodiversity near you.

Mathletics and Bug Club Celebration 05/06/20

Every school week we will be celebrating 2 pupils from each class who have been working hard at home on Mathletics and Bug Club. These pupils have shown consistent dedication and commitment to their learning by completing Mathletics tasks and Bug Club reading at home. Well done to all of our fantastic pupils who have kept the learning going at home!

Year 1 Kusama

Mathletics: Moumita and Heba

Bug Club: Sabiha and Sami

Year 1 Hokusai

Mathletics:  Fatima and Manha

Bug Club: Maryam T. and Maria

Year 2 Magritte

Mathletics: Ayaan and Huzaifa

Bug Club: Salih and Omar

Year 2 Picasso

Mathletics: Aila and Umar

Bug Club: Zafir and Eliza

Year 3 Turner

Mathletics: Abdul Haafiz and Sakeenah

Bug Club: Maiya and Isma

Year 3 Milhazes

Mathletics: Kaysaan and Ayesha

Bug Club: Musa and Raheemah 

Year 4 O’Keefe

Mathletics: Maria and Zayn

Bug Club: Iqra and Fazzilet

Year 4 Warhol

Mathletics: Iqra A and Zahra

Bug Club: Shajida and Ahsanul

Year 5 Van Gogh

Mathletics:

Bug Club:

Year 5 LeWitt

Mathletics: Umar and Summayah

Bug Club: Fahim and Adnan

Year 6 Turpin

Mathletics: Rafe and Ibrahim

Bug Club: Rahmah and Faiza

Year 6 Cezanne

Mathletics: Amisha and Wasiah

Bug Club: Zakira and Azmina

If you need any help at all with any home learning, including access issues or general questions then please contact your child’s class teacher via the year group mailboxes. We are also keen to see any work that pupils are completing at home.

The TB Team

World Environment Day 2020 – June 5th 2020

This Friday (5th June) is the United Nations World Environment Day.

The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes it possible for humans to live on our planet all come from nature. Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message: To care for ourselves we must care for nature. 

This year’s theme is biodiversity.

There are over 8 million species of plants, animals, bacteria and fungi on Earth!

Ecosystems include oceans, forests, mountains, coral reefs. Humans need healthy ecosystems to live. Healthy ecosystems gives us food, water, clean air, materials and medicines. Watch the videos below to find out more about biodiversity.

KS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErATB1aMiSU

KS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2AyybowPc

Explore biodiversity: Go on a tree biodiversity walk near your home. How many different species of trees can you spot? This A-Z of British trees can help you identify them. You could also do this with flowers, other plants and animals too. How many different species can you find in total? You could photograph each one or even sketch them all. You could use this online plant guide to identify some of the plants you find.

Take a photo of a tree and send it to Cities4Forests before 15th June and they will plant a tree for you in Indonesia! Find out how trees secretly talk to each other here!

How many different species of birds can you hear from the different noises they make? How many different smells from different species can you find?

Encourage biodiversity: Plant local or native plants to increase biodiversity around your home. This will also help protect bees which have a very important job in protecting our biodiversity.

Check out more wild challenges here. You could build a bird box or bath, a hedgehog café or a minibeast hotel!

Email us pictures of any work you do to explore and encourage biodiversity as part of your home learning and we will share it on the blog.

Mathletics and Bug Club Celebration 21/05/20

Dear Parents, Carers and our wonderful pupils,

Every school week we will be celebrating 2 pupils from each class who have been working hard at home on Mathletics and Bug Club. These pupils have shown consistent dedication and commitment to their learning by completing Mathletics tasks and Bug Club reading at home. Well done to all of our fantastic pupils who have kept the learning going at home!

Year 1 Kusama

Mathletics: Manha and Ayat

Bug Club: Sami and Hashim

Year 1 Hokusai

Mathletics:  Yusra and Tamani

Bug Club: Aleena and Hidayah

Year 2 Magritte

Mathletics: Zainab and Tamzid

Bug Club: Raihan and Zeehan

Year 2 Picasso

Mathletics: Yaqub R and Daniyal

Bug Club: Sumaya and Nahi

Year 3 Turner

Mathletics: Safran and Akram

Bug Club: Ramisa and Nusayba

Year 3 Milhazes

Mathletics: Renel and Ibrahim H

Bug Club: Atifa and Mohammed

Year 4 O’Keefe

Mathletics: Ayah and Madiha

Bug Club: Iqra and Jubed

Year 4 Warhol

Mathletics: Tawhida and Imani

Bug Club: Hasan and Tahmidul

Year 5 Van Gogh

Mathletics: Halima and Jannatul

Bug Club: Rahima and Tamanna

Year 5 LeWitt

Mathletics: Habiba and Yussra

Bug Club: Fahim and Sumayyah

Year 6 Turpin

Mathletics: Charlie and Rizwan

Bug Club: Parmita and Danyal

Year 6 Cezanne

Mathletics: Rabia and Umar

Bug Club: Fatima and Tameed

If you need any help at all with any home learning, including access issues or general questions then please contact your child’s class teacher via the year group mailboxes. We are also keen to see any work that pupils are completing at home.

Eid Mubarak to all our families who are celebrating and we hope that you have a lovely half term!

The TB Team

London History Day

London History Day is celebrated on 31st May every year. The date marks the anniversary of the day Big Ben first started keeping time in 1859.

We were going to celebrate this day on 22nd May in school but as we can’t do that, here are some activities that you could do at home to mark the day. 

We are living through an important moment in London’s history right now with the Covid-19 pandemic. Your teachers might post some activities to help you explore how you could mark this, or there are two activities here you could take on.

Celebrate Londoners who have changed history

Londoners have changed the world for the better! Read about some of their amazing achievements here.

Your task: Choose an Iconic Londoner, then research their achievements, plan and make a costume from things you have at home and dress up as them OR think about what are YOU going to do to change the world – how could you share this with everyone?

Plan future adventures around London

There are lots of quirky stories about London’s past and famous landmarks. You can read some interesting stories about London here.

Your task: How many of these places have you visited? Why not plan a visit to the ones you haven’t visited for when lockdown is over? You could use Google Maps to plan a route and see how many you could visit in one day.

Help save a local landmark!

Big Ben is one of the most famous landmarks in London, but did you know that Big Ben is actually the name of the bell inside? And did you know that Big Ben was made in Whitechapel?

Big Ben is currently being repaired but you can hear it chime for the last time here. Find out how bells like Big Ben are made.

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry has been operating on the same premises since 1739 and is one of only two bell foundries in the whole of the UK! However, a hotel company wants to close down the bell foundry and create a luxury hotel there.

The foundry is a vital piece of London history, and many people want to stop the foundry from closing, you can found out more in this video.

Your task: Make a poster explaining why we should save Whitechapel bell foundry.

You can also sign a petition to stop it closing here.

And here are some other activities to do at home from the Museum of London: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families/fun-home

Eid Celebration: What does Eid mean to you and your family?

Dear Thomas Buxton Community,

As the end of Ramadan draws close, we are starting to look forward to Eid-Ul-Fitr this year and will be celebrating this important festival and its meaning next Thursday 21st May on Zoom.

We would love for families to share their interpretation of what Eid means to you (as well as how you are preparing) and are asking pupils to send in their work related to this. It could be a drawing, a painting, a poem, a photo of a specially cooked dish or your special clothes, a song or anything else creative that you can think of! There are some pictures below to give you some ideas.

Please email in a photo of your work to your year group mailbox with your name and class so that we can collate all the amazing work and share it during the Eid Celebration zoom meeting next Thursday.

We can’t wait to see what you share! Details of the Zoom celebration will be released soon. Ramadan Mubarak to all of our families during this special time of year.

The TB team

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Mathletics and Bug Club Celebration 14/05/20

Dear Parents, Carers and our wonderful pupils,

Every school week we will be celebrating 2 pupils from each class who have been working hard at home on Mathletics and Bug Club. These pupils have shown consistent dedication and commitment to their learning by completing Mathletics tasks and Bug Club reading at home. Well done to all of our fantastic pupils who have kept the learning going at home!

Year 1 Kusama

Mathletics: Khaira and Sami

Bug Club: Srijoy and Nihat

Year 1 Hokusai

Mathletics:  Tamim and Zaynab

Bug Club: Yahya and Tamani

Year 2 Magritte

Mathletics: Raihan and Riyaat

Bug Club: Tiffany and Mihran

Year 2 Picasso

Mathletics: Aiyla and Daniyal

Bug Club: Yaqub R and Dawud

Year 3 Turner

Mathletics: Abdul Hafiz and Ishaaq

Bug Club: Zarah and Maiya

Year 3 Milhazes

Mathletics: Ibrahim H and Mohammed

Bug Club: Tahiyah and Raheemah

Year 4 O’Keefe

Mathletics: Mahir and Naira

Bug Club: Zayn and Iqra A

Year 4 Warhol

Mathletics: Iqra W and Mahir

Bug Club: Usman and Shuchi

Year 5 Van Gogh

Mathletics: Halima and Ismail

Bug Club: Jannatul and Tamanna

Year 5 LeWitt

Mathletics: Nancy and Sumayyah

Bug Club: Adnan and Umar

Year 6 Turpin

Mathletics: Arisha and Muhammad

Bug Club: Aniyah and Raiyan

Year 6 Cezanne

Mathletics: Xavier and Aidah

Bug Club: Yahya and Raeesah

If you need any help at all with any home learning, including access issues or general questions then please contact your child’s class teacher via the year group mailboxes. We are also keen to see any work that pupils are completing at home.

Keep safe and keep learning!

The TB Team

Mathletics and Bug Club Celebration 07/05/20

Dear Parents, Carers and our wonderful pupils,

Every school week we will be celebrating 2 pupils from each class who have been working hard at home on Mathletics and Bug Club. These pupils have shown consistent dedication and commitment to their learning by completing Mathletics tasks and Bug Club reading at home. Well done to all of our fantastic pupils who have kept the learning going at home!

Year 1 Kusama

Mathletics: Hashim and Aaliyah

Bug Club: Ibrahim and Manha

Year 1 Hokusai

Mathletics:  Khadija and Maryam T

Bug Club: Raihan and Kayla

Year 2 Magritte

Mathletics: Zainab and Aaishah

Bug Club: Yahyaa and Saffa

Year 2 Picasso

Mathletics: Ayra and Zafir

Bug Club: Yaqub R and Taseenah

Year 3 Turner

Mathletics: Zayd and Sakeenah

Bug Club: Isma and Aniya F

Year 3 Milhazes

Mathletics: Atifa and Fateha

Bug Club: Renel and Ayesha

Year 4 O’Keefe

Mathletics: Halima and Amaya

Bug Club: Fazzilet and Sulaiman

Year 4 Warhol

Mathletics: Fadia and Sulaiman

Bug Club: Shuchi and Hasan

Year 5 Van Gogh

Mthletics: Mika’il and Rahima

Bug Club: Jannatul and Faizah

Year 5 LeWitt

Mathletics: Khulgen and Adiba

Bug Club: Adnan and Umar

Year 6 Turpin

Mathletics: Samiul and Affan

Bug Club: Inaayah and Danyal

Year 6 Cezanne

Mathletics: Yahya and Fatima

Bug Club: Azmina and Najib

If you need any help at all with any home learning, including access issues or general questions then please contact your child’s class teacher via the year group mailboxes. We are also keen to see any work that pupils are completing at home.

Keep safe and keep learning!

The TB Team

VE Day celebrations 7th & 8th May 2020

What is VE day?
Friday 8th May is a special day because it marks the 75th anniversary of ‘VE day’, or ‘Victory in Europe day’ – the end of the second world war in Europe. We will be holding a special assembly via Zoom to mark the day.

The second world war (or WW2) lasted for 6 years (1939-45) and people in many countries around the world were affected. The German army, led by Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland in 1939 because he wanted to take some of their land. France and Britain declared war on Germany because they didn’t think what Germany was doing was right, then Italy joined with Germany. Gradually other countries in Europe and around the world became involved with either the Allies (France and Britain) or the Axis powers (Germany and Italy).

Life during the Second World War was very difficult. We mark special days like VE Day to remember the many millions of people who fought and died during World War II.

To find out more about VE Day you can watch this video, read this article or listen to this song from Horrible Histories. Year 6 learnt all about WW2 in Autumn term, so if you have brothers or sisters in Y6 ask them to tell you what they remember about it too!

There is a range of different tasks below if you would like to do some learning around this topic.

Being a Historian is like being a detective – you have to piece together the evidence from different sources to find out what happened. Have a go at one of these tasks carefully considering some historical sources.

Diary task
Listen to the experiences of some people who lived through the second world war. Imagine you are one of these people. Write a diary entry about VE day from their perspective. What happened? How did you feel? Make sure you choose powerful vocabulary and refer to the details they talk about.

Share your responses in the comments below or send them to your year group email address.

Photo detective
Look carefully at the photos below and answer these questions:
• What does this source definitely tell me?
• What can I infer from the source? What guesses can I make?
• What does the source not tell me?
• What else would I like to find out? What other questions do I need to ask?

Here are some VE day activities that link to other areas of the curriculum that you could do with your family:
Design Technology
VE day was celebrated with street parties all around the UK. Unfortunately we can’t organise a street party this year, but you can organise your own party at home.
PE
Learn the popular 1940s dance the Lindyhop. You could film yourself performing it or create a tutorial for your family!
Music
Learn some popular 1940s songs to sing along to and perform on VE day.
Join a sing-a-long of classic VE day songs at 11am Thursday 7th May 2020
• There are some other songs from the 1930s and 1940s here.
Think about the meaning and the tone the song should be sung with. Compare the music of the 1940s to modern music and identify similarities and differences between them.
Art and Design
Create a poster celebrating peace – can you find out the translation for the word ‘peace’ in different languages?

Mums, Dads and carers: If you want to go into more detail on the history learning to do with VE day, you can access a home learning pack for KS1 and KS2.