Welcome to Jazz!
July 6th 2020
Two weeks of school left and there is still time to open an account with Classroom Secrets for Kids, which has loads of engaging activities for you to try.
If you don't want to join Whizz Maths, you don't have to, just try the activities.
29th June 2020
Hi Jazz Class! Here's some more work to be getting on with at home.
Maths: Continuing with decimals - can you order them? Take a look at this BBC Bitesize page and Twinkl activities. If you can't print off the pages, they are available at school.
English: Follow the strange and wonderful story of the FireBird.
Read chapter 1 here and answer the questions...
Here are two worksheets on chapter 1 for you to try (you should be able to type your answers into them):
How about trying some Optical Illusions??
Can you put the bird in the cage?
Can you turn something solid into something rubbery?
22nd June 2020
Today is quite a special day as we have lots of other children about and different classes open. Unfortunately, year 4 isn't one of them :(
Nevertheless, I have more work for you to try ;) We have the last Weslandia video and you can take a look at BBC BiteSize for this week. In maths, we're looking at handling money, and in Reading there's an activities to help understanding texts.
If you can't print the supporting activity sheets off, I have a set you can come into school to pick up.
You can catch up with any earlier work from Bitesize from this link.
Mon 15th June
Week 12! I cannot believe it! It's been so long since we were altogether working on the Romans! Or Maths! Or Harry Potter!! Well, as always, I hope you are keeping well and continuing to persevere with some school work.
Maths - Money
Mon 8th June
CONGRATRULATIONS!!! To all those of you who took part in the TTRockStars inter-class competition! You blasted everyone out of the arena! Well Done!
Now for some more work for this week...
PurpleMash have lots of reading material you can access. Have a look at "Alien Hotel" - for chapter 1 follow this link...
...and then complete its comprehension task.
I've been contacted by Sarah Longson, Director of UK Chess Challenge, and she is keen for all of you who are interested in playing chess to get involved in a Chess Challenge! She said...
The UK Chess Challenge will be taking part entirely online in 2020 – on lichess.org. We felt this was the best way to give everyone involved certainty on the tournament structure and dates.
We are very excited about this new challenge and hoping to make it as enjoyable and rewarding as possible for the children. Throughout the summer there will be a ‘Festival of Chess’ to choose from. As well as our old favourites (Megafinals, Gigafinals and Terafinal) we are also running a Blitz Championship, “Chess 960” Championship and a few others.
An online environment provides some great opportunities to learn and improve at the game and so we are also running a number of training and coaching events throughout the summer for those keen to improve as well as play. Some of the nation’s finest coaches as well as past champions (including myself!) will be involved in simultaneous displays, “Beat the Coach” challenges and more.
If you can find a way to get this message to the chess club members that would be superb. If you weren’t able to finish the competition in time players can still register and there are plenty of tools on lichess to help players get up to speed quickly.
Full details and entry form now available on the website.
Miss Ray and I are trying to ring round and keep in touch with you all regularly. I do hope you are trying the activities listed below. There are links to...
as well as PurpleMash, Education City and TT Rockstars - I see we're winning the competition with Clover Class - clever :)!
I've forgotten to give you some Sudoku challenges and you were getting so good a completing them! So here is an 'easy' challenge. If you click on this image it will take you to a sudoku site for more! Good Luck.
If you do English or Maths with Mrs Christian she has loaded some new games onto Education City for you to try. Keep up the hard work x
Hi there Jazzonians! How are things? Did you celebrate VE day in your street?
My neighbours held a game of Bingo, calling numbers across the street! Very funny! And have you coloured a rainbow for your window?
Jodrall Bank, the observatory, are very interested in rainbows and have posted some activities you might like to try on their site. Take a look...
For those in the Jazz Class maths group who are feeling stale with their subtractions, take a look at this video on Efficient Subtraction. It looks at different strategies in subtraction which are great if you are feeling rusty with your take-aways!!
Watch the videos then try these (different) problems below. (If you don't have a printer, enlarge the picture and copy them out. If you do the document has three pages of increasing harder work for you to try!)
4th May 2020
May 4th is Star Wars Day! So, for those of you at home looking for something to do why not watch a Star Wars or Star Trek movie, draw a picture of your favourite character, label what characteristics they have that you admire and then dress up as them! Send a picture of yourself to school. We're always impressed with the work we've seen people doing at home.
My Stars of the week for working hard on a number of activities in PurpleMash, are... Ta Da...
Jacob and Elizabeth.
Well done Super Stars!!!
I have made some more packs of work for those who want them, and you can collect them from school in the Parent's Room.
Keep safe and stay at home.
Sir LinkALot is a fabulous spelling app which has shown impressive results for those of us who are not strong at spelling. It is free for the next 12 weeks. Please take a look and try- it looks like spelling could actually be enormous fun!!! Click on the picture.
Sorry Jazz Class. I've just realised a lot of you can't login to Education City. I don't know what happened but I've updated you logins - very similar to Purple Mash.
Education City Logins....
Your will be your first name initial and surname and 20- e.g. .
: Use whatever you used for your first name only - e.g.
Now the Easter Hols are over, take a look at video 2 of Weslandia
And for those of you who love a challenge, try this Roman Numeral code worksheet.
7th April 2020
They have lots of ideas for home learning and have set up an Easter Timetable with a range of ideas - and not too intense! Please take a look...
Monday 30th March 2020
The current situation we all find ourselves in can be overwhelming and lead to an increase in anxiety levels for some children. This is particularly so for those children with ADHD, social communication difficulties or ASD. Please find below advice from the ADHD Foundation and the National Autistic Society offering tips to support these children during COVID -19.
Further advice and support can be found on :
This week is also World Autism Awareness Week . Resources are available from :
Hi Jazz Class,
How has your first week of staying at home been? I hope you have been keeping safe and helping at home!!
I will be updating this page as much as possible with anything I find that you might be interested in so keep dropping in!
As well as the links to Education City, TTRockStars and Linguascope I have given you, I have updated your logons to...
PurpleMash - to make them easier!
https://www.purplemash.com/netherton-l30 (that's small L30 not numbers130)
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Your UserName will be your first name and surname initial - e.g. JoeB.
Because of duplication, some of you might need to try your name with a 2 after it - e.g. JoeB2
Those of you with double barrelled names put together with no space - e.g. BillyJoeB
Password: Use whatever you used for your first name - e.g. BillyJoe
Log in and have a mooch around. Look in your ToDos tabs to see some activities I have loaded for you.
This link will take you to week 2 activities:
This is a really useful platform as I can give feedback on any work you complete too!
Please sign up to the fabulous Oxford Owl education site to support your child at home with reading, English and maths. You can choose activities by age group or by subject. Click on the picture above to take you there.
There is also a fabulous, free, age group specific ebook library - giving you access to lots of choice over books to read and listen to with your child.
There are also lots of other activities to support your child with English and maths - all geared specifically to your child’s age group.
Creating an account is really simple. Visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk, click on join us and add a few personal details including an email address and you are ready to go. Have fun, we hope that you enjoy visiting the online library and all the fabulous activities available.
Monday 20th May - Outdoor Adventures
Jazz Class have this week spent a very exciting day enjoying a range of outdoor and adventurous activities with our friends at Crosby Hall (CHET). The children went for the day which started with an hour charging around Church Wood finding and solving the clues on the orienteering course, reading the maps, following directions and working as a team were all the order of the day. With just a few minutes for a drink and a biscuit the children moved on to enjoy all the challenges that the Centre’s amazing Adventure Course has to offer and a quick burst around the Maze. After a well deserved Lunch the children went in to Ben’s Gorse to design and make their own shelters, from all that the woodland floor had to offer. Tired, dirty and hungry the children returned to school after an amazing day long adventure.
Wednesday 26th March - The Easter Experience
Our friends from St Oswald’s Church in Netherton joined us this week to share with us the Easter Story. The children were able to participate in a series of workshops and activities that helped them to understand the significant moments of the Easter and learn how these key events have shaped Christianity. The activities complimented the work the children have completed in class in recent week where they have been reading the Easter Story from the perspective of the four Gospel Writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and comparing and contrasting key parts of the story in the different versions. The team from St Oswald;s were very impressed at the biblical knowledge the children demonstrated during the sessions.
Monday 25th March
A group of children from Years 3 & 4 attended an athletics event today at Kings Leadership Academy Hawthornes, competing against 11 other local primary schools. The children took part in a number of activities including relay, hurdles, soft javelin and long jump . Well done to everyone who took part. A selection of photographs from today's event can be found below.
Wednesday 6th March
The children in Jazz Class have been out today. Our day started at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool where we visited a number of the exhibitions including the visiting the Leonardo Da Vinci collection, it was great to see some the extraordinary work of this artist who the children have been studying in class. Great fun was had dressing up as some of the famous faces from history that appear in the gallery’s collection of Holbein paintings and works from the same period. As you can see from the pictures there were some famous faces from school there as well. Following our exciting morning we enjoyed the afternoon participating in the School’s concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall.
Dewa Roman Experience
As part of our Ancient Romans topic this term, Jazz Class have been to explore the history of our nearest Roman City, Chester. Known as Dewa in Roman times the children enjoyed a fully guided tour of the reconstructions, excavations and museum and enjoyed a wide range of hands-on experiences. They were able to explore many of the themes that they will be learning about in school including, Health, hygiene and medicine, Food and drink, Pottery, Archaeology and discovering Roman artefacts. One of the highlights of the day was to go on a Soldier Patrol with a Roman Legionary. Armed with battle shields and under the ‘strict’ instruction of the experienced legionaries, the children discovered what it took to become part of the greatest fighting forces the world has ever known. Our new recruits had the chance to form a testudo, visit the amphitheatre, defend the walls and prepare for battle.
Jazz Class prepare for Ponpunoto!
Jazz have been busy preparing their dramatic contribution to the whole school Christmas Performance of our original work Ponpunoto! Written by the pupils, Jazz have based their part of the story around the work they have been doing following their enjoyment of the story of the The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. As you can see from the pictures many favourite characters appear!
Mrs Christian's maths group have been working really hard to count forwards and backwards
in 2's, 3's and 5's to 100.
We have been learning a number rap to remember Multiples of 3. Check it out below!
What a busy start to the Summer term! First we had our fabulous trip to Liverpool's World Museum to see the amazing Terracotta Warriors. Have a look at some of the fascinating exhibits we saw.
Then we had a visit from the Science Boffins. We had a whole school Assembly and then a workshop.