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Expectations for Home Learning for Parents/children

  • Compulsory for all -daily reading, daily English tasks , daily maths tasks
  • Optional-foundation subjects on webpage eg topic ,science, art, DT, music etc
  • Life skills activities like virtual shopping, baking and gardening
  • White Rose maths videos and worksheets for Mon-Fri should take about 45 minutes and children/parents mark work from answers given
  • English tasks (to include phonics for YR,Y1,Y2) to take about 45 minutes Mon-Thur
  • English to be submitted via Seesaw as directed by teacher by 6pm on Thursday with feedback received by Sunday pm
  • Any work related to topic/foundation subjects can be completed in afternoons or Fridays with one piece of  ‘best work’ shared via Seesaw
  • Parents please note that we can realistically give good feedback on a limited number of items posted- one English post and one other per week!
  • Parents/children with any concerns can use the class emails eg cherry@winterbourneearls.wilts.sch.uk which will be monitored frequently.                                 Thanks for your support on this.

 

Suggested Timetable

 

It is a good idea to have some structure to the day when learning from home, just like we do in school. Below is a suggested timetable that you might like to use if you are finding it difficult to structure your day. 

 

9.00-9.30 PE Lesson with Joe Wicks (YouTube Body Coach)

9.30-10.15 English

10.15-10.30 Individual Reading on Epic!

10.30-11.00 Break (time to relax for a little bit, have a snack and drink and recharge)

11.00-11.40 Maths

11.40-12.00 Guided Reading

12.00-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.30 Other activities (Art/Science) or learning through play

Week Beginning 6th July: Sports and Olympics

Hi Cherry A, Cherry B and Cherry H (Homelearners) -Mrs Carter here!

We hope you have had a week full of Womble and Wimbledon fun. Mrs Kerley and I grew up with the Wombles on television and we love the idea that these fun-loving furry animals, who thrive on recycling, help us all think about making good use of things that are normally thrown away. We made some lovely Womble sock puppets and designed vehicles to transport them in.

As this would have been an Olympic year, this week we will be looking at The Olympics and we have included our Sports Day as part of the activities. Sports Day challenges have been sent via email for home learners but both Cherry A and Cherry B will be doing their Sports Day on Thursday. Please send children to school on Thursday in PE kit with a sweatshirt and possibly waterproof if showery. The forecast is good.

The focus of the work this week revolves around planning your own country to compete in the Olympics. You might like to extend this work, particularly if you like sport: You could make a fact file about a sport and/or create an athlete who can compete in a sport of your choice.

Don't forget to enter the Petite Virtual Marathon- this involves running the furthest you can in 20 minutes. See your emails for details of this and send your results in to the cherry class email address.

Week beginning 29th June: Wimbledon and Wombles

Hi Cherry Class- Mrs Carter here!

The English focus this week is on writing biographies or fact files about characters. The rest of the school are looking at our most successful British tennis player, Andy Murray. We will learn about him on Monday and then be focusing on The Wombles, a group of small furry creatures who live in a burrow on Wimbledon Common and who spend their day making things out of items that human beings throw away on the common. They love recycling! Please search any of 1970s The Wombles TV episodes on Youtube to learn about the individual characters and the sorts of things that they make from the rubbish they find. They are really brilliant inventors and can be seen flying in their womcopter or speaking through the wellicom! Did you know that there is an episode about the tennis tournament at Wimbledon where they end up learning how to play tennis? See the links below in the English programme.

At the end of the week we will be raiding the material store and using some fur fabric to make the new womble family member that we have created.

Monday

English - Complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be researching Andy Murray. To help with this activity please find a simplified biography with some questions for you to ask. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete. 

 

Tuesday

English - Today you will be watching an episode of The Wombles and finding out about the character of Great Uncle Bulgaria. Follow the link below for information on each of the Wombles.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - Today you can choose to look at the character of one of the other Wombles and complete a fact file. In school we will be looking at Orinoco or Tobermory or Wellington. There is a simple optional grammar activity on homophones. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English -  Today you will be creating your very own Womble, drawing him and writing a fact file about him. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

Phonics revision: This week the focus is on the 'oi' sound as in 'Don't be noisy -oi oi oi' and 'Boy with a toy 'oy oy oy!' Please find the links to Mr Thorn Does Phonics for your revision and some sheets to help with your revision.

Maths: We will be looking at worded problems. Please see the sheets below:

Week Beginning 22nd June

Hi Cherry Class- Mrs Carter here!

Thanks for all your bubble stories which I have enjoyed reading. Well done particularly to Eliza whose wonderful descriptive story was typed up, illustrated with detailed pictures showing the sequence of events and had a front cover like a real book.

The next few weeks I was keen to plan something completely different across school, so we are now looking at different aspects of sport and games this week, then a focus on Wimbledon and in July we hope to run our own sports day with people competing in challenges both at home and at school. This week we are trying out and designing our own board game. Parents, it would be good to remind children of the traditional games such as Snakes and Ladders and Monopoly to help understanding the structure of moving along a track with challenges or forfeits to complete. This is how we will guide those in school but home learners can design what they like- perhaps something different based on Bingo, Ludo or Scrabble? If they are brilliant when we see them on Seesaw on Friday, we may be able to play them in class.

This week our cress seeds have grown really quickly and will be ready to eat by Tuesday when we will send them home. Please send in your pictures showing how well your plants are doing.

 

 

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be researching and designing your own board game.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete. 

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be making your board game.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be writing instructions for your board game.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be writing an advert for your board game.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

English: complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be playing your board game!

Phonics revision: This week we are revising the 'ou' sound. Mouse in a house, ou, ou, ou. Have a look at the Mr Thorn video below.

Maths: reinforcement of place value 10's and 1's.

Week Beginning 15th June

Hi Children-Mrs Carter here! 

I trust you had a good week and enjoyed the lovely weather again. We used the recipe for giant bubbles, made 12 huge bubble wands with dowel rods/sticks and string and created some massive bubbles on Tuesday. We learnt the 'recipe', acted it out and then drew diagrams to make sure we followed the instructions exactly. We discovered that adding glycerine made the bubbles stronger so we could blow giant bubbles.See our pictures below.

Mrs Bravery has worked really hard with the children in school this week creating their bubble story plans and teaching the maths focus on counting in  2s, 5s and 10s and I hope home learners have kept up too! Both Mrs Bravery and Mrs Kerley have been following some of the lovely science and art activities with the children in class, which were posted on this page last week. We also  listened to the Youtube video on Bubble Trouble which is a delightful story of a bubble adventure. Find the link here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPTcmVGhDTc

The Year 1 team has also listened to everyone read; I trust home learners are keeping up with a daily reading programme. Epic is really good for this, especially if you are short of books at the right level. We have planted lettuce seeds and this week we will be growing cress from seed if you want to join us at home. Have a great week!

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be story telling and practising your story out loud. You should also try to create a story map. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete. 

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be writing the first half of your story.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be editing the first half of your story and writing the second half.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be editing the second half of your story and re-reading the whole thing to make sure it is the best it can be!

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

English: complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be publishing your story! 

Phonics revision: This week we are revising the 'or' sound as in our Song of Sounds 'It's a horse of course or-or-or'. Please watch Geraldine as she helps Mr Thorn with the phonics focus in the videos below and use the worksheets below to practise and revise this sound.

Maths - Lesson 5: This work will reinforce the week's work on arrays. There are 3 worksheets on this for you to choose from to extend your maths learning this week.

There are also some alternative sheets to reinforce and revise work completed earlier in the year. These are optional!

Making and blowing giant bubbles

Making and blowing giant bubbles 1
Making and blowing giant bubbles 2
Making and blowing giant bubbles 3

Week beginning 8th June

Hi Cherry Class-Mrs Carter here!

As you know, this week we re-opened school to just keyworker children; we welcomed 44 children who had managed to stay at home up till now and we are expecting 66 in total to attend over the next fortnight. We have up to 12 children in Cherry class every day and I teach on a Tuesday with Mrs Bravery covering the rest of the week with Mrs Kerley full time. It would be lovely to see more of you in school as we miss you all, but we will wait to see what the government says about increasing the numbers.

The children in school are working very hard but I haven't seen lots of work from those at home yet! Send me your hope thoughts and plant videos soon, please! In class we have planted tomato plants and dug over the outside bed to sow lettuce seeds.

For the next fortnight we are looking at bubbles as a theme because that's how we are working at present- in school in year group 'bubbles' enjoying being together but making sure we are keeping our distance and washing our hands lots!

This week we are going to try and make giant bubbles using the recipe below. Please have a go at home and send me any photos via Seesaw.

Week Beginning 8th June

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be exploring a clip called 'Bubbles' from The Literacy Shed and answering some questions about it. https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete. 

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be exploring the word 'bubble' and, if you have time, thinking of some vocabulary you might like to use in your story next week. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be learning about noun phrases and expanded noun phrases. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be planning a short fantasy story based on 'Bubbles' that you will write next week. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

Phonics revision: This week we are looking again at the 'er' sound as in 'Flower in a shower, er, er, er' from our Song of Sounds-with the three different graphemes: 'er', 'ir' and 'ur'. Follow the link to see what Geraldine is getting up to with Mr Thorn in his phonics sessions and then there are some worksheets to complete on the sounds. 

Maths - Follow the BBC teach video on counting in 2s,5s and 10s and practice writing the sequences in order:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks1--ks2-multiples-of-two-five-and-ten/z769wty

Have a go at counting backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s too- that will be a challenge!

Try 100, 90,80,70,60 etc or 50, 45,40,35,30 etc or 20,18,16,14, etc. Use a 100 square to help you like in the video.

Week Beginning 1st June

Hi Cherry Class- Mrs Carter here!

I trust you were able to get outside during half term as the weather was excellent. I drove down to near Corfe with my husband and my dog and we enjoyed a wonderful walk along the ridge line overlooking Poole Bay and Swanage Bay. When we got to the beach the dog and I went swimming together, which was amazing- she's quicker than me so I'd better get some extra training in! I hear that the local lake may be available for open water swimming soon. I've also been able to drive one of my husband's old classic cars- a pistachio green 1960s MGC that's fun and fast and my son has a light blue Austin 1100 that's very slow and often breaks down but it's got lovely leather seats!

 

I have planted lots in the garden- mainly flowers- but I have grown gooseberries and have a crop of blackcurrants and plums coming. My neighbour gave me some tomato plants and they are growing well too. This week, as you know, we are opening up the school slowly so we will have up to 12 children from Cherry class in school. It's a shame we haven't room at the moment for all of you! I'd so like you all to be back in school. We miss you.

 

We are going to plant some things in the outdoor area and I thought we could have a competition- who can grow the best vegetables or flowers:those in class or those at home?

I have already seen Isla S's sunflowers and Jessica's tomatoes on Seesaw. We will probably be planting lettuces and tomatoes in school. Think first what you are going to grow and then send me a photo to show progress.

I've seen Isla A's elderflower cordial but has anyone else made it? I'm on my fourth batch. It's very tasty!

Well done to Annabel who was the only child to send me a picture showing she can identify all the trees that our classes are named after. Brilliant nature detective work!

Have a great week.

Week Beginning 1st June

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be creating illustrations for an extract in 'The Book of Hope'. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete. 

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be exploring the word 'Hope' and vocabulary linked to this. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be writing or drawing what hope means to you.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be writing or drawing what hope means to you.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be completing your entry for our 'Book of Hope'.  

Phonics revision: This week we are looking again at the 'oo' sound as in 'Zoom to the moon, oo, oo, oo' from our Song of Sounds-with the three different graphemes: 'oo', 'ew', 'ue' and 'u-e' (the split digraph). Follow the link to see what Geraldine is getting up to with Mr Thorn in his phonics sessions and then there are some worksheets to complete on the sounds. 

Maths - 

Week beginning 18th May

Dear Cherry Class newshounds, Mrs Carter here!

'Newshounds' are what we call very clever newspaper reporters- so that shows I was very impressed with all your newspaper reports on the wild girl who escaped from a proper home to return to living with the animals. Everyone drew a wonderful picture, most wrote in the template so it looked like a newspaper and some typed it with the help of parents.Although I knew it was tricky for everyone in our class, I loved reading them. I've seen a couple of lovely nature films too, so I hope they will be going into the competition. I have been very busy planning with Miss Purchase this week whilst recovering from a nasty burn at home so I haven't been out in the hedgerows at home to collect my elderflowers yet. However, we did take the children who are in school out on a wild walk on Friday and we spotted elderflowers on the edge of the fields and in the scrub land next to the railway.

Last week happy 6th birthday to BB and also to Lucas a fortnight ago. I had a lovely video of BB reading out 'Now We Are Six' by AAMilne. Look it up on the internet- it's great fun to memorise!

This week we are continuing with our nature theme and looking at animals in their habitats.Our Cherry challenge this week is:

Can you all identify the leaves that go with our school class names?

Oak, Cherry, Silver Birch, Rowan, Beech, Willow, Sycamore

I would love to see drawings of each of the leaves. On our walk on Friday, Lucas was the only child who could recognise a sycamore leaf! Well done!  You may want to extend your learning by looking at the blossom or fruit of each of the trees. The Rowan tree has flowers a little like elderflowers.

Have a great week and then hopefully enjoy a hot and sunny half term with no school work (except reading, which should be a treat!). 

 

Week beginning 18th May

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be looking at what a habitat is and the different types of habitat. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete. Please note some of this week's topic may be revision. If secure on this, please follow links to alternative BBC Bitesize plan set out below.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be exploring some vocabulary around the topic of Habitats.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be planning an animal to live in one of the habitat's you have learnt about. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be creating a fact file about your new animal.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be presenting your new animal, a bit like if you were on Blue Peter!

Phonics revision: This week we are looking again at the 'ow' sound as in 'Throw the Snow ow ow ow' from our Song of Sounds-with the three different graphemes: 'ow', 'oa', 'o-e' (the split digraph). Follow the link to see what Geraldine is getting up to with Mr Thorn in his phonics sessions and then there are sheets of handwriting on all the ow sounds which are differentiated- choose either the outline to draw over, the dotted words or the copy underneath sheet. After that, highlight the words with the same graphemes (spellings) in the same colour.

Maths - Choose any adding or subtracting games. These could be rolling dice, choosing cards, adding numbers on number plates,adding numbers on dominoes etc.

Week Beginning 11th May

Hi Cherry Class-Mrs Carter here!

 

I trust you all read my note on Seesaw to thank you for all your wonderful contributions to the class film. It was a brilliant idea and really made me smile.

The English work on nature you have been completing has been great and I am very impressed at how some of you are extending your maths. I've also seen some fascinating nature videos, pictures of you with binoculars and magnifying glasses and some close ups of butterflies, tadpoles and caterpillar beds (never seen those before!) Your VE day photos were also great-flag making, cake making and tea parties, so well done! I've put photos of our Petals for Peace display at the church on the gallery for you to see our village contributions.

Thank you to those of you who have really enjoyed the bird watching challenge; I've seen some very lifelike drawings of local birds that have been so accurately coloured- special mention to Emily, Leo, Isla A and Verity whose art work was brilliant.

This second week, I have two possible challenges for you:

 

1. Think about perhaps making a film? Into Film emailed me to ask if any of our pupils would like to enter Nature in our Neighbourhood competition. I think it would be a great project and the link is just below this message.

 

2. This week the elderflowers are just starting to open in the hedgerows. The Woodland Trust has a page to make sure you identify the plant correctly:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/05/how-to-identify-elder/

If you can get out to pick elderflowers, you can make elderflower cordial. I make it every year and it's a great project to do with all your family. I use this simple recipe:

https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/elderflower-cordial

 

Have a brilliant week and keep sending me in your learning on Seesaw. I don't have time to mark your maths (and the answers are given) but I comment on almost everything else.

Into Film offered our Choir 50 free places to the cinema to watch The Greatest Showman in November.  They are opening up a competition for your children to become budding film makers through their 'Nature in your Neighbourhood' film competition which ties in brilliantly with our nature topic.  Please see the link below for details of how to join.

https://www.intofilm.org/competitions/16?utm_source=Into+Film+-+Master&utm_campaign=1eff19f683-home-learning-8-ah&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a1465a9b17-1eff19f683-139965329

 

STEM Activities

Here is a link to a website providing recorded Science lessons for children, along with a worksheet for them to complete. There are lots of different topics and could be used to fill an afternoon session if you wanted your child to access some interesting Science. STEM activities combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - so these activities will develop many skills for your child. 

https://www.stem.org.uk/remote-lessons/key-stage-1

Week beginning 11th May

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be looking at features of a newspaper report.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be thinking about using the -ed ending to write verbs in the past tense. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be planning your newspaper report. Remember to include the features and grammar that you learnt earlier in the week. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be writing your newspaper report. You can either use a template linked below or you can think about your own layout in your home learning book. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

Phonics revision: Please complete the igh work from last week when it was VE day Bank Holiday!

Maths - Practice adding and subtracting one digit numbers eg 6+7, 9-4 then extend to one digit and two digit numbers eg 16-9, 14+8. There are lots of games online to support this such as :

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction

 

Week Beginning 4th May

 

Hi Cherry Class Poets-Mrs Carter here!

 

Thank you such much for sending me such amazing poems. The rhymes were brilliant and the descriptions made me think I was actually there in space with you!  I was thrilled to see lots of your presentations too- some in costume or with a rocket to help with the actions. I love that you are getting so much more confident and your reading looks like it's improved loads. Thanks for these videos as I can actually see your faces and that makes me smile as I miss you all!

 

I asked the other teachers if we could do Nature this next fortnight as I know I have some budding Nature Detectives in our class and everyone agreed that would be an interesting topic, especially as when we manage to get outside we can become more observant.

 

For your challenge this week can you learn what three garden birds look like? Some of you may want to extend your learning by drawing them or studying the colour of their eggs or even recognising their song. That would be exciting! At my home we have a bird table that is visited by Blue Tits, Great Tits, Chaffinches, Sparrows and even a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. I love watching them feed. I have also seen the first Swallow and heard a Cuckoo last week on one of my dog walks.

 

Did you all like the film we did for you? We loved making it and hope you could spot everyone on it.

 

I look forward to seeing your English post on Thursday on Seesaw. Have a great week; I miss you!

Week beginning 4th May  

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be thinking of some ways to describe a character in two different pictures. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be exploring lots of different vocabulary in preparation for a book you are going to read/listen to tomorrow. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be listening to the story 'Wild' by Emily Hughes and answering some questions about the story.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be comparing the settings of a city and a forest. Thinking about what you would find in each of the different settings and writing some comparison sentences. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday: This is Bank Holiday due to 75th Anniversary of VE Day so learning is optional! Perhaps you would like to make some flowers for the Petals for Peace project? Details have been emailed about this and how you can get involved with commemoration activities.

Phonics revision: This week we are focusing on the 'igh' sound written as 'igh', 'ie' and' i-e'. We call the last one a split digraph because the two letters i and e are split with a consonant in the middle- eg smile, like, time. Please see the links to Mr Thorne does Phonics- feel free to look up all his videos on the  three ways of sounding 'igh'. For your written work, can you complete the sound button sheet so I know that you haven't forgotten this important way of sounding out?

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

We have found these Friday challenge sheets quite tricky for you to do independently so perhaps you could learn your single digit adding facts instead? eg 5+8=13, 7+9=16

 

Week beginning 27 April

Hi all Astronaut Explorers from Cherry Class- Mrs Carter here!

Well done for sending me the brilliant writing from Thursday's home learning- each piece was interesting to read and I hope the comments I sent have helped. It's really reassuring to discover that you are working so well at home for your parents- they are pretty good teachers! It's also inspiring to see you so engaged in the topic with all the things you have discovered from your exploring.

I've also been sent some colourful pictures/videos of space-themed activities that you have enjoyed including a couple of pieces on constellations. I shall be looking up at the stars to see if I can spot them. Don't forget to have a look at the stargazing programmes on CBeebies: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/stargazing

Maths can be marked with parents as the answers are given but I look forward to seeing your finished poems at the end of the week (before Friday evening please!) I am really happy to watch a video of you reading your poem or send me a photo of the writing (or both!) Don't forget to use all those wonderful adjectives (describing words) I saw in your work this week.

I love that you have been keeping fit- I heard Harry N has run 5 km without stopping, which is superb! I hope you are enjoying long daily walks and you are using your bikes. In school we are either doing Joe Wicks or following dance videos on GoNoodle every morning. We are also learning how to use both a tennis racket and a table tennis bat. Miss Arrandale and I managed 152 volleys using tennis rackets and a ball. The challenge of 100 volleys was set by the British tennis player Andy Murray. We were thrilled we beat this number!( A volley is where the ball is not allowed to bounce before hitting it back.)  

Keep fit and healthy and let me know what skill you have worked on when we get back. I'm focusing on lots of running and I am biking into school (about 14 km.)

Week beginning 27th April

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be thinking of some amazing words that you will use in your poem. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be immersing yourself in poetry to get lots of lovely ideas.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be writing your poem! Feel free to use some of the templates below if you are finding it tricky. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be editing and publishing your poem, to make sure it is the best it can be! Remember to use your neatest handwriting. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

English - Perform your poem! Today you will be performing your poem to someone you live with. We would love to see some examples on Seesaw! 

Phonics revision: This week we are looking at the 'ee' sound written in three different ways 'ee','ea' and 'e-e'. See the Song of Sounds sheet at the end of the class page to remind yourself of the sounds and actions and I have put a link below for Geraldine the Giraffe helping Mr Thorne Does Phonics. He has lots of other videos on these sounds for you to listen to. There is a handwriting sheet to practise the sounds and a simple sheet on 'ee' or 'ea'.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete. This week we are working on Summer week 2.

Science (optional)- Mr Sainsbury's Primary Science Trust Team have put together some very exciting home science activities which are brilliant. Follow the link below for Science Sparks and have fun!

Handwriting-A number of parents have requested some handwriting sheets as children are missing the daily morning practice. Please see below.

 

 

Week beginning 20th April

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. This week we are learning about Space and completing some research so that we can write a Space poem by the end of next week. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be looking at an example of a poem and finding some features.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be playing a rhyming word game to practise using words that rhyme.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be turning some of the ideas from their research mind map on Monday into describing sentences. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

English - Phonics activity, This week we are revising the 'ai' sound-spelt ai, ay or a-e. Below is a link to Mr Thorne Does Phonics for 'ai''. Search for other Mr Thorne videos for the other two graphemes (ay and a-e). Then play a game with the bank of words sheet. The first sheet is easy and the second contains harder words. Your home teacher (Mum/Dad/other relative such as older brother/sister!) can read the words out and you write the words in the correct column either on the sheet or in your book. See how many you can get right! There is also a picture sheet to complete as an alternative/extension activity.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Science (optional)- Mr Sainsbury's Primary Science Trust Team have put together some very exciting home science activities which are brilliant. Follow the link below and have fun!

Easter Holidays!

Although we will not be setting specific work during the Easter holidays, we have put together some ideas of fun activities that you could do with your children if you are stuck. 

Below you will find the power point with lots of ideas and the resources that you would need to complete them. 

We hope you have a lovely Easter, despite all that is going on and if possible, enjoy the lovely weather in your garden! 

Week beginning 30th March

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. This week we are learning about Dinosaurs and completing some research to make a fact page about them. 

Maths - follow the link for Monday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be completing some research about Dinosaurs and writing down key information that they find (basic words and phrases).

Maths - follow the link for Tuesday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be planning their Dinosaur fact page using their research from yesterday.

Maths - follow the link for Wednesday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be creating their fact page on Dinosaurs using their plan. 

Maths - follow the link for Thursday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Friday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be presenting their Dinosaur fact page to someone in the family/recording on an iPad. Remind them to speak clearly and slowly and see what wonderful facts they have found out. 

Maths - follow the link for Friday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

English Power-point Week Beginning 30th March

Maths Work Week Beginning 30th March

Week beginning 23 March 20

Maths - below is the maths for this week. Just to clarify, follow the examples on each slide and the worksheets are on the slides at the end which do not have a coloured border.

 

English - we are focusing on Rainforests this week as a whole school topic. Please see the attached powerpoint below and complete the work for years 1/2 in your home learning books. 

 

Art - use the powerpoint below for some wonderful rainforest themed Art activities that your children can complete at home. 

 

Useful website for Maths support

The following website is really useful to support your child with their learning in Maths. This is the scheme we follow at school for Maths and they have produced some online videos and support for children learning at home. Please check the website to see whether there are useful resources for what your child is learning in Maths each week. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

English Week Beginning 23rd March - Rainforests

Art Week Beginning 23rd March - Rainforests

Week beginning 16 March 20

Maths

In Maths this week we have been looking at numbers up to 50. The Powerpoint slides show the lesson progression in easy-to-follow steps with the work on the final slides to print out and complete. Extension work is on the 'star challenge' slide. The missing lesson 3 was taught by a supply teacher and was a reinforcement lesson.

English Reading and Writing

In English we have been reading different versions of 'The Sword in The Stone'- the story of how Arthur became King. We have looked at the Usborne book and thought about the four main characters of Sir Hector, Kay, Arthur and Merlin. We are comparing this version with other versions like the Marcia William's graphic novel of 'King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.' By the end of the week we will be drawing our own cartoon version in a story board form with a picture and a couple of sentences below to explain the plot. It might be good to reinforce by watching clips of the Disney film.

Please read any version at home, think about the characters and then create your own story board with coloured pictures in six sections as below:

Epic - Online Reading Platform

As we know it may be difficult to have access to books during Self-Isolation or working from home, we have signed children up to this online reading platform to enable children to access books on either a computer or laptop, iPad or phone. All that your child needs to do to access these is to follow the link below and then enter the class code: bdz8178

 

Once into the platform, they should then select their name and they will be able to access a range of reading resources such as eBooks, audio books and videos. 

As teachers, we are able to set specific texts and quizzes on the books to support children with their understanding of the texts. We can also monitor which children are accessing the texts and completing the assigned books. 

This is a really useful tool to help children to keep finding joy and pleasure in reading during these difficult times.

Some fun simple science that you could do at home with the whole family- check with an adult first before you start making a mess and raiding cupboards!

Useful links

Below you will find a range of useful links that your child can use whilst they are home learning. 

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