Home Learning during Lockdown
Starting the week beginning 11th January activities will be put on the Seesaw learning platform and produced as a paper pack weekly. You can collect your paper pack from school each week on a Friday - our timeslot for collection is 10.45 - 11.10. Children can then either upload a picture/evidence of their work for teachers to look at and respond to through Seesaw or return work on a Friday when you collect work for the following week.
Week beginning Tuesday 5th January
In Literacy we will be writing a recount about our Christmas holidays. We will be particularly focussing on using adjectives (describing words) and writing longer sentences with conjunctions (because, but, etc.).
In Phonics we will be focussing on the /n/ sound - n as in nail, ne as in gone and nn as in funny.
In Maths we will be introducing multiplication, the X sign and beginning to learn facts for the ten, five and two times tables.
In our Number Sense mental maths we are focussing on 0 (zero), especially that when we add or subtract 0 the number remains unchanged and when we subtract the same number the answer is 0.
Year 1 will need to do the activities on Dolphin's page as they will part of the Year 1 bubble over the lockdown period.
Happy Friday Turtles!
Today I am going to ask you to finish off as much as you can , ready for Monday.
Don't forget to practise our two class poems, as we will have to film them next week.
As the other classes have been making hats and headbands for filming, could you please find a Christmas hat at home if you have one (please don't go out and buy one specially grown ups) or make yourself a hat or headband to wear. If you can't make one, we'll make you something at school.
We are planning to film on Wednesday, so bring it with you that morning - or you can wear it to school everyday if you want!
The quiz answers!
1. a mushroom
2. a poppy seed head
3. a shell
4. a conker case
5. the centre of a sunflower
6. a feather
Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!
Happy Thursday Turtles!
Every Thursday morning in school we start with
PSHE that's personal, social, health and emotional
Get your grown up to tell you the story of The Lion and the Mouse - there is a lovely version here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F2dNzIf4jo
Now, think about these questions..
What are the differences and similarities between a lion and a mouse?
How was the lion behaving when he let the mouse go? Were you surprised?
What qualities did the mouse show in deciding to go back and help the lion?
Even small people can be brave, helpful and decisive.
Make an animal alphabet - think of an adjective to describe each animal and write it in your book, for example bold bear, busy bee, cuddly cat, digging dog, enormous elephant ...
Now write five sentences using some of them.
Next week we will be writing the Christmas story at school so don't forget to finish off your word banks and story maps.
Year 2 Today I would like you to practise subtraction or take away calculations.
Mrs Crossman gave you a sheet to practise , make sure you have done it. Are your numbers around the right way?
Go here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjh7mfr
Watch the video and do the activities. If you can't print the sheet off, ask your grown up to help you write them in your book. Remember to write all the numerals correctly!
Year 1 Today we are going to think about doubles. How many doubles do you know already?
Have a look here for some activities and game to do.
If you have a dice at home, play this game - roll the dice, can write double the number of spots you see, for example, roll a six and you write 12,
Double 6 is 12.
Does one number come up the most? We'll compare results next week.
Year 1 and Year 2 please practise reading 'alien' and real words.
Here are lots of games you can play
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8wsIajrsZE a you tube video to practise
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/picnic-on-pluto Picnic on Pluto - choose phase 5, all words
https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=3 Alien Escape
https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/odd-and-bob?phase=5 Odd and Bob
It's Wide Awake Wednesday!
So let's start with some wake and shake! Grown ups click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig
Let's start with minute maths.
Next Year 2 is counting in 2's - which we do need to practise, counting up to 30 and back.
If you need some help look here and do the activity and play the game.
If it's a bit tricky, put some pairs of object together in a long line - you can use socks, shoes, gloves, stones, conkers, counters, leaves - and then count them in 2's.
Write your even number counting in 2's in your red book. (Grown ups - 2 4 6 8 and so on) up to 30
Now comes the odd numbers ( we did those last week) - starting at 1, count up in 2's from 1. You can use your objects to help you.
Write your odd number counting in 2's (Grown ups - 1 3 5 7 9 and so on) up to 30.
Don't forget to write your numbers the correct way round!
Now practise counting in 5's up to 50 and back.
Activities and help is here
This is a little trickier to do at home, as you will need to find 50 objects! In your book draw sets of five spots together and use them to help you count and write 5's up to 50.
Just like yesterday, but instead we are going to do 1 less.
Pick a number card from 11-20 and make the number using your sticks and stones.
Take one away to show one less. Record in numeracy book e.g. 11 -> 10, 15 -> 14 etc.
Now, play this game with your grown up. Each pick a number card from 0-20. Which number is bigger/smaller? How do you know?
There are activities here on 1 more and 1 less to practise.
Year 2 /i/ sound – word building - hymn, mystery, gypsy
Now compare the 4 spellings and put in your book with the headings – i, ui, e, y - and then write these words under the correct spelling.
grin, build, hymn, mystery, trip, locket, racket, biscuit
Year 1 – one sound, different spellings – blue, do, true, to, glue,
Write spellings in your book, ie. word spelling
Today you are going to make a story map of the Nativity in your book . I have drawn one to help you (sorry about my drawings!). You can add any words or names next to the pictures that you think would be helpful.
STEM / Science
I really enjoyed seeing all your trees that you built yesterday, some were even taller than you!
Today and tomorrow you have this challenge...
Your astronaut has blown off course and is about to crash land. Can you build him or her a safe landing pad?
Make or find an astronaut - it could be a toy you already have, a ball or if your grown up is feeling brave a hard boiled egg!
Find a variety of materials for constructing a landing site - cardboard box, plastic bottles, bits of packaging, old newspapers or magazines, fabric.
Drop your astronaut from the same height onto your different surfaces.
What happens when they land? You can put your landing pad inside the box to stop it from bouncing / rolling off.
Does your landing pad save your astronaut? If it is a hard boiled egg, does it crack?
Which materials made a good landing pad?
Why do you think these materials were good to use?
Can you think of a good way to compare different landing pads.
We will be talking about this investigation next week at school, so you may want to write down your results to remind yourself for then.
It's Tuesday Turtles!
Good morning everyone! Thank you for the emails and photos you have been sending, I am really enjoying looking at them .
As usual we will start Tuesday morning with minute maths - just do one!
Last week we started using the tens and ones - sticks and squares, to help us work out our number sentences. Please do these number sentences in your red books, drawing the tens and ones underneath to help you.
Don't forget you can use the things you collected yesterday to do them practically.
12 + 12 = 35 + 22 = 28 + 11 =
41 + 28 = 19 + 10 = 61 + 28 =
56 + 21 = 55 + 41 = 85 + 13 =
73 + 15 = 20 + 20 = 48 + 31 =
Pick a number from 11-20 and make it, using the things you collected yesterday.
Add one to show one more.
Record in your red book e.g. 11 -> 12,
15 -> 13 etc.
Can you do all the numbers? Now do your sheet that looks like this one.
/i/ sound - word building jacket, locket, racket, kitchen
Just like last week build or make these words using scrabble tiles, magnets, letters written on paper and write them in your book - best handwriting!
Then, grown up could you please say this sentence slowly, whilst the child writes it in their book, without looking at the words made / written previously!
Dictation I put my racket in my jacket.
Now check your writing.
one sound, different spellings – broom, crew, food, flew, moon, grew
Make these words using scrabble tiles, magnets, letters written on pieces of paper or anything else with letters on. Sort them into two piles - ew and oo words.
Can you make up a silly sentence using them?
I hope you enjoyed writing your letter to Father Christmas yesterday. Don't forget to ask your grown-up to put a stamp on it and post it for you.
I would love to see a picture of your letter.
Today we are going to think about the Christmas story or Nativity story.
You can watch the story here
List all the words you can think of to do with the Christmas story ( grown ups you may need to explain why some aren’t related! ).
Use the picture above to help you think of some.
Use these words to create a word bank or list to use over the next few days. Do this on a separate piece of paper so it can be used to help you with your writing. Draw some little pictures next to the words to remind you what they say.
Remember capital letters at the beginning of names and place words.
A Christmas STEM ( science, technology, engineering, maths ) challenge!
I used a cardboard tube, a piece of card cut from a box and some plastic cups from my kitchen for mine.
Can you build a Christmas tree?
How high can you get it? What do you need to think about as you build it? How could you make it better?
Ask your grown up to take a picture of yours and send it to me.
I have been enjoying watching the garden birds from my kitchen window, as I'm not allowed to go out for walks.
Have a look out of your windows, can you see or hear any birds?
Draw a detailed picture of a bird you can see, or if you can't see any, draw one of an owl (like Plop) , in your book.
No cartoon drawings please - think about the animal drawings we have done in art.
Write three facts about your bird to go with your drawing.
Where does it live - it's habitat?
What does it feed on?
Is it a night bird or a day bird?
We will finish The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark next week.
And finally - for today ...
get your grown up to click on the link!
Good Monday Morning Turtles
I hope you've had a good weekend . Thank you for all photos and emails last week, I loved seeing them all.
Please do a minute maths, Mrs Crossman has printed three for you to do, but just do one a day.
Year 2 - there are also some tens and ones sheets, maths challenges and a subtraction sheet to do over the week.
Let's think about tens and ones today (grown ups you may remember them being called tens and units). Last week we practised drawing tens and ones as 'sticks' and squares, to help us when working out the answers to number sentences. The tens and ones sheet will remind you how to draw the numbers as tens and ones.
Don't forget to write your numerals the correct way!
There are activities you can do on Espresso - the link is on the school home page
Please practise counting and writing numbers up to 100
There is a hundred square and some activities here
Year 1 You have some sheets as well from Mrs Crossman!
Today you are doing tens and ones as well.
Pick a number from 0 – 20 and write it in your book. Can you make the number using sticks or pencils, or straws as the tens and coins or counters or stones as your ones and then draw the number in your book. Do this for five different numbers.
There is a sheet to do , that looks like this ...
Year 1 – one spelling, different sound - arrow, crown, elbow, wow, snow, how
Build / make these words using letter cards, scrabble tiles, magnetic letters, pieces of paper with letters written on them - whatever you have at home.
Dictation - Your grown up reads the sentence to you, a word at a time and you write them in your book. Best handwriting please!
Wow! Look, a crown and arrow in the snow.
Don't forget to check your spellings after.
Year 2 - /oo/ sound book, look, bush, pudding, could, would
Build / make these words using letter cards, scrabble tiles, magnetic letters, pieces of paper with letters written on them - whatever you have at home.
Compare the 3 spellings and write these words in your book under the headings – oo, u, oul -
should, book, bush, pudding, could, cook, pull, look, would
Today you are going to write a letter to Father Christmas in your very best handwriting!
It would be awful if your presents were wrong or were delivered to some one else!
You could start by reading the letter from Father Christmas here https://www.royalmail.com/christmas/letters-to-santa
address at top,
How to start with Dear Father Christmas– capital letters as the first letter in his name.
Don't forget to thank FC for last year’s presents.
Now on a new line - write a request for one present and why you would like that present.
Finish with Love from ...
Illustrate your letter beautifully.
Grown ups, if you post the letter, details on the website above, Royal Mail send back a beautiful reply to your child.
Turtles, you need to write all this letter in your very best handwriting!
Don't forget to practise your poem, as there is a second one!
Christmas Eve by Judith Nicholls
I've asked Mrs Ham to print you a copy to put with your books and numeracy sheets. Please draw a beautiful Christmas tree with lots of detail on the side of the page.
And of course start practising it for next week!
The six pictures are a weekend nature and science game for you and your family.
These photos were taken very close up, can you work out what they are?
Send me an email with your answers!
Friday is Handwriting day, so please use your handwriting card and practise writing your letters.
Then practise writing your first name and family name five times - remember to put a capital letter at the beginning of each name.
Turtles have chosen two poems to learn for our end of term video.
This is the first one about summer and winter.
Please copy it carefully into your red book, your grown up has a card with the letters on to help you with your letter formation.
Don't forget to start a new line when I start a new line.
Now read your poem to yourself and then to everyone else, try to learn it off by heart ready for the video.
Draw some summer and winter pictures to go with it.
If you have done your number bonds - keep practising !
We're going to carry on with part- whole models.
You know what to do, but here is a page to explain it all in case you have forgotten! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6yh2v4
Please watch the video with your grown up.
White-Rose Maths is the scheme we are following at school parents.
Then do the activity sheet, if you can't print it out, copy it into your red book.
There is also a game to play as well.
Don't forget you can also log into Numbots!
That means personal, social, health and emotional.
Today we are going to think about Elmer the Elephant.
You can watch the story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUepS9yGANQ
Can you answer these questions ...
Why did Elmer leave the herd?
Did the elephants miss him? How do we know?
What was Elmer good at?
How do we know the elephants were pleased to have him back?
Can you remember what happens on Elmer's Day?
Now choose an animal and think what it might be good at, for example a seal is good at swimming, a cheetah is fast at running.
Then think about what you are good at. You might be a good swimmer or a fast runner.
Draw a picture of yourself - carefully, think about how we've been practsing our drawing in art and use a mirror to help. Write, under your picture, describing what you are good at.
Home Learning for 25th to 27th November
Science - Rocket Mice!
Have a look at the Science Museum website where you will see a video on how to do this and a template for your mice. You can draw your own mouse, or even make it into a rocket instead. Try different sized bottles - what happens?
Draw a picture in your book of your rockets and explain what happens.
Can you find a way to measure how far the rocket goes?
Make three paper snowflakes - use pages from your book if you don't have any paper at home. If you would like some help check out this web site here. Please save your snowflakes and bring them back to school with you.
We have been practising our number bonds to ten - Year 1 and twenty - Year 2.
Visit the BBC bitesize website and watch the videos and do the quiz!
Please write your number bonds to 10 (year 1) and to 20 (year 2) in your books. Keep practising them!
Write the book review you took home with you about your favourite book at home.
Thursday - look for objects or pictures with an "ow" ( as in ow I've hurt myself!) sound in them, around your home or in your books.
Hint for parents - brown, ground, town, out, cow, shout
Friday - now look for "ui" ( as in i for inch) hints - build, guilt, biscuit, built
Use these words to make five sentences with.
Don't forget finger spaces, full stops and capital letters.
Year 2 please add some adjectives to your sentences.
Play Odd and Bob to practise reading real and alien words https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/odd-and-bob?phase=5
Practise reading and writing your high frequency words - can you write them without copying?
A, he, she, we, said, his, the, I, for, of, are, was all, come, some, to
Welcome to Turtles!
Please find below the information from our welcome letter.
Homework **This is for Year 2 only.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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