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Home Learning

All staff are aiming to update work and activities weekly for your child, however there may be a point at which the class teacher becomes unwell and is unable to set work for a period of time. We will do our best to ensure there are general websites and activities for your child to use in the event of this happening. 

 

This home learning page will include exemplars to encourage the best layout of work, photos, worksheets, Powerpoint presentations and links to websites that may help.

 

Thank you all for your understanding during this difficult time. We hope that you and your families stay healthy and well.

Hi Cherry Class- Mrs Carter here!

I am missing seeing your happy cheery faces and think of you often. When I went for my dog walk today I thought of our Spring science topic and what I had planned to do with you in school. I picked some new spring plants and blossom and wondered if you could identify them? The white blossom was found on the hedgerow, the yellow flowers look like celandines but aren't, and the other sprig is from one of our room names in school. The new green leaves were on a plant we were going to pick and make soup from! If you have time you could always draw any new signs of spring and make your own spring watch diary.

Now is a great time to spend time exploring further, whatever subject interests you- you may find plants and flowers fascinating like I do. The nature detectives of today may well be the scientists of tomorrow.

Remember I have always said that you are a pleasure to teach? Well please make sure that continues wherever you are doing your learning!

May God hold you close at this time and may you feel Him near, warming your hearts and continuing to bring you joy.

Here are the photos:

First spring flowers/blossom and leaves

First spring flowers/blossom and leaves 1
First spring flowers/blossom and leaves 2
First spring flowers/blossom and leaves 3
First spring flowers/blossom and leaves 4

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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