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Home Learning

Dear Parents

Expectations for Home Learning

The whole staff has worked very hard over the holidays to do our best to support home learning, having taken your views on board following our recent phone calls to you all. Those in school will be taught the same lessons, so if children are in school, please ensure their home learning is up to date as teaching many differentiated lessons to different year groups is quite a challenge without having to go over missed work.

As a school we would like to provide as much continuity as possible and hence have all agreed to prepare home learning and give feedback via Seesaw/Google Classrooms. We would therefore appreciate your commitment to the following:

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. This can include life skill activities eg virtual shopping, baking and gardening
  • White Rose maths videos and worksheets for Mon-Fri should take an hour maximum and children/parents mark work from answers given
  • English tasks to take a maximum of an hour Mon-Thurs. Phonics work on a Friday for Year 2
  • Exemplars and text features sheets giving guidance for each year group to be used to help children with expected standards
  • English to be submitted via Seesaw if handwritten or Google Classrooms (Y4-6) 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 silverbirch@winterbourneearls.wilts.sch.uk which will be monitored daily.                               Thank you 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)

9.30-10.20 English

10.20-10.40 Individual Reading on Epic!

10.40-11.10 Break (time to relax for a little bit, have a snack and drink and recharge)

11.10 -11.50 Maths

12.00-1.30 Lunch

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

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 29th June

Hi Year 2,

I hope you enjoyed being creative last week and making a game - I loved it! It was wonderful to see so many different designs and materials used to make them, you guys are truly inspiring. This week would usually have been Wimbledon week, so if you've got a   a bat and ball at home or a Swing ball, get practising some tricks, record how many and set some new records! Remember to upload your videos to seesaw - I can't wait to see them. You could even enjoy some strawberries in the garden!

Mrs Baker

 

I haven't uploaded any new guided reading this week as due to different timetabling and the weather we didn't complete all the activities in school. I will put up a new one next Monday. I am also aware that some of you were unable to hear the voice, so I will attach separate written instructions from next week. Thank you to all of you who had a go at completing it. Please remember, if you need any extra help or support with anything, you can contact me on our class email address above. Thank you for everything you are doing at home to help your children - I really appreciate it.

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be researching Andy Murray.

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

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be pretending to be Andy Murray and answering questions in role.

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

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be completing a grammar activity on homophones. 

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

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be writing your biography about Andy Murray. 

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

 

Friday

Phonics/Grammar: On Wednesday we started learning about homophones. Today we are going to continue our learning with more games and activities as we would usually spend at least a week exploring.

It's up to you which activities you chose to complete - enjoy!

- Games on Spelling Frame (rules 28 and 29)

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/105/28-Homophones-and-near-homophones

- Make homophone flap books. Write the homophones on the front and draw a picture of the meaning. Then under the flap write a definition or use it correctly in a sentence. I have attached an example below.

- Play the homophone game. All you'll need is some counters, a die, a pencil and some paper.

-Make a homophone fortune teller. The instructions are below.

-Homophone quiz.

Maths: follow the link below and you will find some problem solving activities. They are usually released on a Thursday or a Friday, so please download the sheets straight from the website.

Week beginning 22nd June

Hi Year 2,

I am so excited about our learning this week. It's games week! I absolutely love playing games - Boggle, Scrabble and Bananagrams are among some of my favourites. I literally have a whole cupboard full at home. What are your favourite games? I hope I get time to make my own game this week. Enjoy designing, making and playing!

Mrs Baker

 

Monday

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

Maths - follow this link https://vimeo.com/430109300 and you will find a video explanation. The worksheets are attached below.

Guided Reading - I hope you found it useful with the recorded voice to explain the tasks. This week is the same. Today is vocabulary day. Learn and use all 4 new words.

 

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 this link https://vimeo.com/430109458  and you will find a video explanation.The worksheets are attached below.

Guided Reading - explore the new text.

 

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 this link https://vimeo.com/430109634 and you will find a video explanation.The worksheets are attached below.

Guided Reading - There isn't any today.

 

Thursday

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

Maths - follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and you will find a video explanation. We are on Lesson 4 today. The worksheets are also attached below.

Guided Reading - complete the activity based on the text from Tuesday.

 

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 - As it's board game week, I've attached some phonics board games below for revision. We've got Snakes and ladders, Blast Off or Phonopoly ( a phonic version of Monopoly). If you fancy solving a mystery, then solve some clues and see if you can work out  what happened.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find some problem solving activities. They are usually released on a Thursday or a Friday, so please download the sheets straight from the website.

Week beginning 15th June

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be doing some story telling to practise saying your story out loud. You will also be creating a story map for your story. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation. The worksheets are also attached below.

Guided Reading - since September, we have been using resources from The Teach Hub for our guided reading sessions. During lockdown, they have created some resources to be used at home and to support you. On the PowerPoint attached below, you will find a speaker symbol on each page. All you need to do it click on these, and they will talk you through all the tasks. We will be completing the same text and lessons in school so if you can, please upload some of your child's work on Seesaw and I will share it with those in school. Today, please just complete the first part - vocabulary.

 

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.The worksheets are also attached below.

Guided Reading - complete part 2 today. For this you will need the text which is attached separately below.

 

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.The worksheets are also attached below.

Guided Reading - complete the task today. There are 3 options - gold, silver and bronze. Bronze is the easiest. Please pick the level that suits your child. This could depend on whether they are working independently or with support. If the task takes longer than 20-25 minutes, finish it off tomorrow.

 

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.The worksheets are also attached below.

Guided Reading - finish the task from yesterday. Week 2 will start next Monday.

 

Friday

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

Phonics - we are revising the short sound /u/ that is spelt with an o. This often happens before v, n or th. Watch this short video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6uTdtzteIk and then complete some of these activities:

- cutting and sticking activity attached below

- activities and games https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/95/18-The%20-sound-spelt-o

- watch this short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTpHoiSobjE and record all the words that follow our rule today.

 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find some problem solving activities. They are usually released on a Thursday or a Friday, so please download the sheets straight from the website.

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 the clip 'Bubbles' on The Literacy Shed website and answering some questions about it. https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation. The worksheet is now separate and attached below. https://vimeo.com/425620182 

 

Tuesday

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

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

https://vimeo.com/425620376 

 

Wednesday

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

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

https://vimeo.com/425620627 

 

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. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

https://vimeo.com/425620791

 

Friday

Phonics - this week we are revising all the graphemes which makes the /sh/ sound.

First watch Mr T's video below.

Can you think of any more words?

Now complete some of the activities below:

Phoneme Spotter - highlight or colour all the words that have the /sh/ sound in them. Can you count how many you found of each grapheme and create a tally?

Snakes and ladders - play snakes and ladders. Read the word on the square that you land on. Then can you create your own snakes and ladders game with words of your choice?

Silly story - write some silly sentences or a silly story using the any words with the /sh/ sound.

Maths - follow the link on white rose and you will find a video explanation. The worksheet is now separate and for Friday doesn't get released until the end of the week.

Week beginning 1st June​​​​​​​

 

Hi Year 2, I hope you had a lovely holiday at home. I have been in the garden most days tending to my plants. The weather has been so hot and sunny, that I have needed to water some of them more than once a day! The birds have been tweeting away as usual - just beautiful. Our theme this week is Hope because a new book was released recently by lots of famous authors. You'll find out more about it on Monday and it is free to everyone online. We are only using one text from it, but feel free to read all of it. I really do hope that I will be able to see you all soon - I miss you!

Mrs Baker

 

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. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

 

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. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

 

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. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

 

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. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

 

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: 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

Hi Year 2,

 

I absolutely loved your newspaper reports - they were AMAZING! So many of you challenged yourself with speech too - YOU SUPERSTARS! I am very excited about our learning this week as you will be creating a new animal! You'll find out more as the week unfolds, but be as creative as you can! If you've read 'Fing' by David Walliams (we usually read this in Year 2 this term) and you enjoyed it, you will definitely love the tasks this week. If you haven't read it - you should!

Have a wonderful week everyone.

Mrs Baker

 

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. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

 

Tuesday

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

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation. The worksheet is now separate and attached below..

 

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. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

 

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. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

 

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!

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation. The worksheet is now separate and attached below.

Hi Year 2,

 

Thank you for all your work on Seesaw - I will continue to look at it all this week. I've even had some lovely voice recordings on there. If you'd like to send me one to tell me what you've been up to or even to just say hello, then I will of course send one back to you. I'm missing you all and can't wait to see you all soon. I hope you  all enjoyed the weather last week. The sun was perfect for our nature theme. I've been learning to recognise and identify bird calls in my garden on RSPB as they never seem to stop. It's beautiful. This week I'm going to continue listening to the birds and also have a go at drawing some of them. 

Mrs Baker

 

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 - this week we are revising the grapheme wr which makes the /r/ sound.

First watch Mr T's video below.

Can you think of any more words?

Now complete some of the activities below:

-spelling frame rule 6 games

-wr crossword

-wr worksheet

 

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

Week beginning 4th May

 

Good Morning!

Thank you so much to everyone who has been uploading their work to Seesaw. I have loved reading your poems and seeing you perform them. I know it's not always easy learning at home, but you are all being fantastic superheroes by doing this and saving the world. Please keep it up and just try your best - that's all that I ask. This week is a short book study. You know how much I love books - I hope you like this one as much as I do!

Mrs Baker

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be thinking of some words and phrases 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 some vocabulary that will come up in the story you will 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 reading/listening to the story 'Wild' by Emily Hughes and answering some questions about it. 

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 and writing some sentences to compare them. 

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.

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 to 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 some poetry to get lots of lovely ideas for your own poem. 

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 the poetry templates below if you are stuck. 

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 publishing your poem. A chance to show of how amazing your handwriting 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 performing your poem! We would love to see some examples on Seesaw. 

Phonics - this week we are revising the /l/ sound which can be spelt with an le, el, or al. First of all can you think of any words with this phoneme? Do you know which graphemes they use? Watch the video first as this will remind you which is used the most and when to use them. Then there are 2 activities for you to choose from. You can complete one or both, or even choose your own game to play.

1. Spelling tiles on spelling frame (independent). There are a choice of activities on the link or you can play the same game as last week. There are 3 separate links, one for each grapheme.

2. This game needs to be printed off and cut up.

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

 

Optional

ART/DT - See PowerPoint with ideas below.

SCIENCE - 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!

Week beginning 20th April

 

Hi Year 2!

Thank you so much for all the lovely pictures and videos you have sent me on Seesaw - you have all been super busy with your learning. I'm so pleased to see that you are all keeping safe and healthy at home. Keep up all the fantastic work and I WILL see you soon.

 

Our topic over the next fortnight is space. Perhaps as part of this project you could learn to identify some star constellations? Can you any in your books and possibly one night in the fortnight stay up late to identify them? There are lots of programmes on CBeebies about Stargazing if you are interested: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/stargazing. Have fun with this!

Don't forget on Thursday to send me ONE post showing your English work. I'll then read it and mark it to give you some feedback.

 

Monday 

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be completing some research about space and writing down words or phrases in a mind 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, your child will be looking at an example of  a Space poem and finding features of poetry. 

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 completing a rhyming game to practise finding and using rhyming words. 

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 their words and phrases from their mind map into descriptive sentences. 

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

 

Friday

Phonics - this week we are revising the /n/ sound which can be spelt with an n, nn, gn or kn. First of all can you think of any words with this phoneme? Do you know which graphemes they use? Below there are 3 activities for you to choose from. You can complete one, two, three or even choose your own game to play.

1. Snowball Smash Game on spelling frame (independent). Recognise the correct word to fill the gap in the sentence, then have a go at spelling it yourself.

2. This game needs to be printed off and cut up. There are lots of different ways you can play this game. First of all match the picture with the correct word. Then you could sort the pictures (without the words) into the 4 grapheme groups. This could be tricky without the word! Can you find another way to play the game?

3. An activity booklet with lots of different activities based on kn and gn.

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

 

Optional

ART/DT - See PowerPoint with ideas below.

SCIENCE - 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! 

Monday 30th March-3rd April

 

ENGLISH - This week your child will be completing some research about Dinosaurs to create a fact page about Dinosaurs at the end of the week. You can find the PowerPoint below and should complete the work for Year 1 and 2 each day. 

 

MATHS

This is our third and final week on fractions. Below you will find the PowerPoint to work through with your child and all the activities (and answers) for the week. Remember: 1 star - developing, 2 stars - expected and 3 stars - exceeding/greater depth.

 

Lesson 1 - Non-unit fractions. Please complete a suitable worksheet.

Lesson 2 - Equivalence of 1/2 and 2/4. Please complete the practical activity first (if needed) and then a suitable worksheet.

Lesson 3 - Find three quarters. Please complete a suitable worksheet.

Lesson 4 - Find three quarters. Please use anything you can find to make this a practical lesson.

Lesson 5 - Count in fractions. Please complete a suitable worksheet.

 

READING

Please read for at least 15 minutes per day (either individually or together). We've signed up to Epic! (see below) so if you would like to read some different books, please take a look.

 

THERE IS NO DRAGON IN THIS STORY

Lesson 1 - Please use this session (like last week) to find the vocabulary words from last week and familiarise yourself with the text with your child. You can ask your child to read it to you, you can read it together or you can echo read (you read a line and then they read the same line back to you). Please ensure they are following the text at all times with their finger.

Lesson 2 - Complete the task sheet based on the text from this week.

Lesson 3 - Write a book review. You can use the template below if it is helpful.

Lesson 4 - Compare this book with another book you have read recently. Think about genre, characters, setting, plot, ending etc.

 

ART/SCIENCE

This week I have added a few optional art activities based on our dinosaur theme if you would like to complete them.

Remember there are also lots of science activities at the bottom of the page if you'd like to do something a little bit different.

 

 

Monday 23rd March - Friday 27th March

 

ENGLISH

We are having a whole school theme for English. This week the theme is Rainforests and Animals. Below you will find the PowerPoint with the daily tasks and expectations for each year group.

 

MATHS

This is our second week on fractions. Below you will find the PowerPoint to work through with your child and all the activities for the week. Remember: 1 star - developing, 2 stars - expected and 3 stars - exceeding/greater depth.

 

Lesson 1 - Find a quarter. Please complete a suitable worksheet. The game is optional. 

Lesson 2 - Recognise a third. Please complete the activity first and then a suitable worksheet.

Lesson 3 - Find a third (Practical). Please use anything you can find to make this a practical lesson. You do not need to record anything. The activity sheet is optional.

Lesson 4 - Find a third. Please complete a suitable worksheet. The activity sheet is optional if you did not complete it yesterday.

Lesson 5 - Unit fractions. Please complete a suitable worksheet.

 

READING

Please read for at least 15 minutes per day (either individually or together). We've signed up to Epic! (see below) so if you would like to read some different books, please take a look.

 

THERE IS NO DRAGON IN THIS STORY

Lesson 1 - Read the extract from the book as the illustrations are fantastic. Then read the simplified/summarised text. It takes you a little bit further into the story. Please use this session to find the vocabulary words from last week and familiarise yourself with the text with your child. You can ask your child to read it to you, you can read it together or you can echo read (you read a line and then they read the same line back to you). Please ensure they are following the text at all times with their finger.

Lesson 2 - Predict what might happen next. Remember to use your knowledge of fairy tales/traditional tales, what you have already read and what you know about the middle pages!

Lesson 3 - Recap what has happened so far. Draw a story map to show your understanding. You can use the text if you need to.

Lesson 4 - New Vocabulary words. See suggested games/activities from last week.

 

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/

Friday 20th March

 

Maths

LO: recognise a quarter (lesson 5) PowerPoint attached on Wednesday.

Again, please choose a suitable sheet or multiple sheets below.

1 star - developing, 2 stars - expected and 3 stars - exceeding/greater depth.

 

Phonics Friday

This is where we apply our phonics learning. We play games, read texts and basically immerse ourselves with our sound of the week.

LO: /j/ sound (Revision)

Below are two games to play. They will work best printed off, but if you can't then just copy the words into your home learning journal. Can you remember when a 'g' makes the 'j' sound? What is it usually followed by?

Can you find a rule for dge?

 

Reading

Please read for at least 15 minutes per day (either individually or together). We've signed up to Epic! (see below) so if you would like to read some different books, please take a look.

 

THERE IS NO DRAGON IN THIS STORY

LO: prediction

All the instructions are on the task sheet. Please complete all of them if you can. First of all look at the front cover. What do you predict it will be about? Make sure you use because to explain. Then repeat the task after you have read the blurb. The final task is to look at the middle pages and fill in the speech bubbles.

Thursday 19th March

Your child was sent home with a learning journal today so please complete all work inside it. You can either stick in the sheets/paper or write straight in the book.

 

Maths

LO: to find a half (lesson 4)

The PowerPoint is below. Please work through it with your child and then give them one of the worksheets below so they can apply what they have learnt. If you are able to go through it with them after to check their understanding, that would be fantastic.

Select a suitable sheet/sheets to complete below. The children do not have to do all of them, but they can do more than one if you choose. There is also a practical task which you may find is useful to complete before the worksheet.

1 star - developing, 2 stars expected and 3 stars exceeding/greater depth.

 

Writing

What happens to Rosa after the film? We saw her return to the clock tower and consequently the town was filled with colour again.

LO: Write the next part/ending of the story.

 

IDEAS - Does Rosa stay in the clock tower forever? Is she rescued? Does someone help her from the town? How does the clock work when she is not there?

Challenge - Try to make some links with other fairy tales and traditional tales.

 

We've worked a lot on vocabulary this week, so remember to up level your words and use adverbs to start your sentences. Spelling is very important so check your work carefully. Take your time and remember capital letters, full stops and lovely handwriting.

 

Reading

Please read for at least 15 minutes per day (either individually or together)

 

THERE IS NO DRAGON IN THIS STORY

We are due to start our new guided reading book today, so I am going to trial it on the website for you to complete at home. You do not need a copy of the text. I will provide everything for you. I will also let you know what you can read and when!

The first lesson is always vocabulary where we look at 4-5 words.  The children need to be able to read/recognise them, know the definition and  be able to explain it in their own words and use the words in the correct context. These words will come up in the text later in the week.

Below are the 4 words on a PowerPoint. Please spend 10-15 minutes on these words.

IDEAS - use a dictionary, write them in sentences, write them out and draw a picture, play charades, play splat, play bingo, play Pictionary etc. There are so many different ways to explore these words - you can choose how you do it. Have fun!

Wednesday 18th March

 

Maths

We are learning about fractions this week. I have attached the PowerPoint for the whole week below. It is full of repetition and reinforcement which is very important. The worksheets for the lesson today are also below. If you have a printer, please print them off and complete. If you don't, please copy the answers out.

You will need to choose the sheet to complete based on how your child has understood the PowerPoint.

1 star - developing, 2 star - expected and 3 star - exceeding/greater depth.

 

Writing

We have been using The Clock Tower film on Literacy Shed for our writing this week.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-clock-tower.html

Yesterday the class concentrated on vocabulary and had to fill in the missing adjectives, verbs and adverbs (new). What words would you choose to use? Fill in the blanks (on the sheet attached below) with your best words. Make sure you read the whole sentence before you fill it in - it must make sense!

 

Reading

After two weeks of predicting and comparing, we finished our guided reading book today. Below is a video so your child can hear the end. It's worth it - no one in the class guessed what would happen!

https://youtu.be/rZpYMLp1LdQ

Write a book review now that we've finished it. Either create your own or use the template 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: aej9661

 

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!

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