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Well we did it!
We had our first day back in school today.
It was so wonderful to see many of you but also difficult (especially for me) when we couldn't all be back together as one class.
That said, all the children who attended appeared to have had a great day. I hope that they came home happy to have spent time with their friends back in school.
I wanted to reassure all of you, whether you are in My 'Bubble' or Ms Richardson's that I am still very much here for you and your child. I hope to get to speak to all of you sometime this week on the playground.
For those of you who have chosen to continue to remain at home for the time being, although I will not be posting daily lessons or letters I will endeavour to respond to any questions or queries that you have.
I thank you all for your continued support and for your truly amazing children!
Take care.
Ms W x

Good Morning,

Just to remind you that it is half term next week so please take a break from any online learning and enjoy the time you have with your wonderful families.

I want to thank you again for all your amazing support so far. If your children are happy and safe then you have been successful! Thank you. I know that home-schooling is not easy for you as parents or for the children. This is a situation none of us wanted but we have all worked together to do our best for each other and we should all be proud. 

Being a teacher without a class in front of me is like being a pilot without a plane! I often feel useless and lost! However knowing that you are all out there being marvellous has brought me comfort and joy.

Thinking of you.

Miss you.

Ms Woodrow X

 

Please note my prior post:

 

After half term I will be returning to school fulltime to teach those of you who are planning to attend. In order to keep everyone as safe as we possibly can on our return things will look and feel a bit different. We will all have to adapt to new routines and rules but I am so looking forward to seeing those of you who are planning to return. It will be wonderful to be back in the classroom.
For those of you who are still unsure whether to send your child back please keep up-to-date with Mr Nicholson's information so you are able to make an informed choice when you are comfortable to do so. Until then continue to do the fabulous things you have all been doing with your child at home to support them in their learning and to keep them happy.
Thinking of you all.
Take good care, stay safe and enjoy your time together.
Ms Woodrow x 
 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 22.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Music

Talk About

Today the BBC Bitesize lesson is a reading focus based on the book:

‘Attack of The Demon Dinner Ladies’ by Pamela Butchart.

We haven’t read this book in Year 1 but I’m sure the children will enjoy listening to the extracts read from it.

 

The linked activities are again about the sequencing of the story and linking dialogue to the characters from the story.

You could reinforce this at home using any other story.

Ask questions like:

What happened at the beginning of the story?

What happened next?

What happened in the middle of the story?

What happened at the end of the story?

Which character said this and why?

What problem arose?

How was it solved?

 

Today is Challenge day and a time to go back over the week’s topics and revisit them.

Practise for further consolidation and better understanding.

 

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is all about making music using household objects.

The main focus is on how to make a jam-jar xylophone.

 

In the video it is explained how pitch is created in relation to the vibration of sound waves.

Fast vibrations cause high pitch sounds.

Slower vibrations cause low pitch sounds.

 

There is much fun to be had in today’s music lesson and if you are super keen you could make a whole orchestra of household instruments:

Big Box Bass

Comb Kazoo and

Hosepipe Horn !!!

 

I’d love to see any videos that clever grown-ups can load on our Google Classroom page of your child having a go.

Perhaps grown-ups can join in too…?

If you are brave enough!

 

You could introduce the terminology:

Dialogue: a conversation between characters.

Context: the setting- what, where and why something happens.

Problem: a challenge in the story.

resolve/resolution: how that problem is solved.

 

 

 

You might want to do this outside or find some noise-cancelling headphones!

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 21.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Computing

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to practise reading and writing the days of the week correctly and to use them in sentences.

 

Remember they all start with a capital letter.

 

The well-known story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle is great for recalling the days of the week.

Perhaps your child could write sentences from that story and illustrate them.

 

There are a number of versions of this on YouTube, including the author reading his own book if you haven’t got the book at home.

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is about using the language ‘heavier than, lighter than and the same as’ when comparing the mass (weight) of objects.

 

I doubt you will have balance scales at home but your child can use their hands and be their own balance scale!

(Think about how the seesaw works in the park)

 

This is obviously easier when the 2 objects being compared are distinctly different in weight, harder when they are similar in weight.

 

Your child should be confident using the symbols for :

greater than less than

and equal to =

 

Measuring out ingredients for cooking is a great introduction to standard units of measure for mass too.

 

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is all about coding. We started to learn about coding in class before the closure and there was a BBC Lesson on the 7th May.

 

The children understand coding as a set of instructions for the computer. They may remember the word: algorithm.

 

Your child can practise following and writing simple algorithms using Purple Mash.

Go to Tools

Find ‘To Go’ on Coding.

There are a number of algorithms here to have a go at.

Your child may want to do the Challenges. Start with 1 and 2.

3 is a star challenge!

 

Have fun!

 

 

 

As above.

Your child could write their own version of: A Very Hungry Caterpillar using a different animal and different foods.

e.g The Very Hungry Sloth!

On Monday the sleepy sloth ate 1 large ripe mango.

On Tuesday the sleepy sloth ate 2 shiny green leaves etc.

 

As above.

You could also introduce your child to standard units of measuring mass e.g. grams and kilograms.

Your child could look at food products and their packaging to explore ordering objects according to their mass from heaviest to lightest and vice versa.

 

 

As above

You could try challenge 4 but it is tricky!

 

Good Luck.

 

 

Good Morning!
What a gorgeous sunny day it is going to be! A perfect day to find a river and carry out Mrs White's science lesson which is all about playing 'Pooh Sticks.' Enjoy but stay safe.
Just to say that I will continue to put my supporting notes to the daily BBC lessons on our webpage up until Friday 22nd May.
After half term I will be returning to school fulltime to teach those of you who are planning to attend. In order to keep everyone as safe as we possibly can on our return things will look and feel a bit different. We will all have to adapt to new routines and rules but I am so looking forward to seeing those of you who are planning to return. It will be wonderful to be back in the classroom.
For those of you who are still unsure whether to send your child back please keep up-to-date with Mr Nicholson's information so you are able to make an informed choice when you are comfortable to do so. Until then continue to do the fabulous things you have all been doing with your child at home to support them in their learning and to keep them happy.
Thinking of you all.
Take good care, stay safe and enjoy your time together.
Ms Woodrow x

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 20.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Science

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to practise handwriting by focusing on the one-armed robot letters: b,h,k,m,n,p,r.

 

Remember these key points:

Use a pencil.

Sit at a table.

Have the correct posture- sit up straight do not lie on the resting arm or use it to support the head.

Use lined paper if possible.

 

Remember to ensure that: Each letter is consistent in size and shape to all the others.

Remember the letters like p  sit on the line and hang down (descend) and the letters like k that sit on the line and stretch up (ascend)

 

Remember adjectives are describing words and don’t forget your punctuation when writing your descriptive sentences.

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is about using standard units of measure for length and height in problem solving

 e.g. centimetres (cm)

and metres (m)

 

Your child has not used metres as a unit of measure in school but they should know that a metre is bigger than a centimetre.

You can tell them that a metre is 100cms and ask them to show you with their hands or an object in the house what they think a metre looks like.

If you can show them an actual metre using a measure that would be great then your child could go around the house and garden comparing objects that are greater in length than a metre and shorter than a metre.

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is all about forces and focuses on: push, pull and twist.

 

Your child can have lots of practical fun with this around the house and garden listing all the things they can push, pull and twist. Some supervision may be needed!

 

They could record their findings on a scientific table like the ones they have created before with Mrs White in class.

 

Remember to also visit Mrs White’s Google Science Classroom for a wonderfully fun activity linked to forces on floating.

 

 

 

As above.

Once the formation is consistent in size and shape work on speed (frequency)

 

 

As above.

 

 

 

As above.

 

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 19.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Geography

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to encourage children to join sentences or clauses together using conjunctions: ‘and, because, if, when.’

 

Practise writing sentences or clauses about any topic of interest and join together using: ‘and, because, if, when’

e.g.

I like to play outside when it is sunny.

I need my hat on because it is hot.

 

Remember to use punctuation – capital letters, full stops.

 

To help remember how to spell ‘because’ correctly we say;

Big

Elephants

Can

Always

Understand

Small

Elephants.

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is about comparing lengths and heights of objects using non-standard measurements such as handspans and Lego bricks etc.

 

Remember that when using a non-standard unit, each unit must be the same size as all the others.

For example, if you are using lolly sticks, make sure the lolly sticks are all the same length as each other.

 

A centimetre is a standard unit of measure.

 

A metre is a standard unit of measure.

 

Have fun measuring and comparing the lengths and heights of objects around the home!

Talk about

Your child should be able to tell you that Australasia (Oceania) is the smallest of the 7 continents of the world.

 

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson focuses on Australia and in particular The Northern Territory.

 

Perhaps your child might like to do some research about Australian animals e.g. koalas,  kangaroos and sharks.

 

Some artwork would be wonderful as well as a Fact File.

 

Your child could also research Aboriginal Dream Art.

This is done it dots and can be replicated at home by dipping a cotton bud into paint and dotting in onto paper.

Have a go!

 

 

Remember to use punctuation – capital letters, full stops, question or exclamation marks and commas.

 

 

 

As above           

 

 

     

 

As above.

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 18.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

History

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to encourage children to use their phonic knowledge to sound out and spell unfamiliar words and then to put those words into sentences about the story ‘Nelly the Monster Sitter.

 

The lesson focus is on the graphemes: ee,ie,ea,ir,aw.

(the graphemes are the letters that represent the phoneme-sound)

 

To support your child with their phonics you could go to Phonics Play. This is an internet resource that the children are familiar with from school and during this Lockdown time they have provided a username and password in order for all parents to be able to access these resources for free.

 

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Your child is working within Stage 5. They should be able to read the sounds they have covered. Start where they are most confident.

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is about comparing lengths and heights of objects using language such as taller than, shorter than, equal to.

 

A length (usually horizontal)

A height (usually vertical)

 

There are lots of practical tasks you can do in and around the home on comparing heights and lengths of objects and people.

e.g. You could also get your child to line up their toys in relation to height or length starting with the tallest or shortest. This way you can introduce ordinal numbers too e.g. 1st, 2nd

 

You could also introduce measuring in handspans and foot-strides to encourage accurate counting and measure lengths and heights around the garden.

 

If you do have a ruler at home the children have used a 30cm ruler to measure length and height in class so they can have a go at measuring in centimetres too.

Talk about

Today’s lesson is all about Queen Elizabeth I the last Tudor Monarch and the daughter of Henry VIII.

 

Your child should love learning about her as she was a popular and clever English Queen during the ‘Golden Age.’

 

Queen Elizabeth I had a very distinctive look with her flaming red hair. She was meant to have been extremely vain despite her rotten teeth! Some of her beauty regimes may surprise the children!

 

Perhaps your child could do a painting or drawing of Elizabeth I dressed up in all her Tudor finery. Be careful though she was extremely fussy and always wanted to look her best in any portrait!

 

If your child is confident with reading and writing all the sounds from Phase 5 then have a look at the

Stage 6 activities.

 

 

Challenge your child as to how they would measure something longer that 30cm or something that isn’t straight… ?

 

As above.

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 15.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Art

Talk About

Today the BBC Bitesize lesson is a reading focus based on the book ‘Cake’ by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

 

There is a video on YouTube of Paul Linnet reading the whole story.

 

The comprehension activities focus on the feelings of the main character Cake.

 

Encourage your child to try to imagine how they would feel if they were Cake.

This is called empathy, putting yourself in the character’s place.

 

There are lots of fun ‘party theme’ activities your child could do related to this book.

 e.g. Make some delicious party cakes or biscuits.

Make some invitations and invite your family, pets and toys to a house party.

Make some party celebrations.

 

Today is Challenge day and a time to go back over the week’s topics and revisit them.

Practise for further consolidation and better understanding.

 

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is based on Pablo and his Magic Crayons.

In the programme they look at different ways to show feelings and emotions on a character’s face.

 

Your child could have a go at drawing a portrait of themselves or someone else in their family showing different emotions e.g. happy, sad, angry.

 

Use a mirror to note how the facial features change, particularly the mouth and eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

As above

 

As above

 

Have a look at how famous artists portray emotion in their paintings.

e.g. Roy Lichtenstein, "Frighten Girl" (1966). Pablo Picasso, "The Weeping Woman" (1937) Grant Wood, "American Gothic" (1930). Edward Munch, ‘The Scream Leonardo da Vinci, ‘Mona Lisa

 

You are our shining lights

Still image for this video

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 14.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Design

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize Lesson is about writing exclamation sentences and using an exclamation mark at the end of it.

 

Encourage your child to think of something either surprising, exciting or scary.

 

Practise saying the sentence first.

Don’t forget to start it with a capital letter.

Remember the full stop is part of the exclamation mark so you don’t need it as well.

e.g.

Wow that pink flower is enormous!

Oh no, I’m stuck in this mud!

 

 

 

 

Talk About

We have covered today’s concept in class so hopefully your child will feel confident with this activity.

It is also an extension to a BBC Bitesize lesson on the 29th April.

 

Today your child will be comparing addition and subtraction number sentences.

 

Work out the answer to each number sentence first before inserting the correct symbol e.g. 7+3 = 5+5

 

They should be familiar with the symbols:

≤     ≥      =

 

In class we talked about the ‘greater than’ symbol being like a crocodile’s open mouth.

The crocodile is greedy and will always eat the greater (bigger) number!

 

If the numbers are the same in value and equal to each other than the crocodile doesn’t know which number to choose and keeps his mouth shut =

 

Talk About

Today’s BBC Bitesize Lesson is about design and logos.

 

Go on a logo hunt around the house.

A logo is a small design, usually a symbol, shape or letters that represents a product.

Look at food, clothing, toys, cars and technology.

How many can you find?

You could try drawing some of them.

How many are instantly recognisable?

 

If you make a model of your room I’d love to see it so keep it safe.

 

Have fun!

 

 

 

Go on an ‘Exclamation Mark Hunt’ by looking in story books.

How many can you find?

 

 

 

 

Try comparing + - number sentences greater than 50.

 

 

As above.

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 13.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Science

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to practise handwriting by focusing on the zigzag letters v,w,x,z.

 

Remember these key points:

Use a pencil.

Sit at a table.

Have the correct posture- sit up straight do not lie on the resting arm or use it to support the head.

Use lined paper if possible.

 

Remember to ensure that:

Each letter is consistent in size and shape to all the others.

Remember the letters need to all sit on the line.

 

Don’t forget your punctuation when writing your sentences.

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is to solve addition and subtraction problems.

 

Your child may need help with the reading of any word problems.

Support them in identifying what the calculation is in order to solve the problem.

 

 

 

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is all about

 animal classification.

 

Reptiles

Birds

Mammals

Amphibians

Birds

Insects.

 

The children have done some work on this topic with Mrs White in school.

 

What can they remember?

Can they remember the different animal groups and their characteristics?

e.g. Birds have feathers and lay eggs.

Mammals have fur and feed their babies on milk.

 

 

Remember to visit Mrs White’s Google Science Classroom for more ideas.

 

 

 

As above.

Once the formation is consistent in size and shape work on speed (frequency)

 

 

As above.

You could model the same style of questions for your child using numbers up to 100.

 

As above.

 

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 12.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Geography

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to encourage children to join sentences or clauses together using the coordinating conjunction: ‘and’ when writing sentences about the ocean.

 

Practise writing sentences or clauses about any topic of interest and join together using ‘and’

 

Remember to use punctuation – capital letters, full stops.

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is about using known Number Bond knowledge to subtract.

 

It is a revision of earlier lessons but introduces the concept of ‘finding the difference between’ 2 numbers.

 

Talk about

Your child should be able to tell you that Asia is the largest of the 7 continents of the world.

 

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson focuses on China and in particular Shanghai.

 

In class we learnt a bit about China when we celebrated Chinese New Year.

See what your child can remember.

 

Perhaps they might like to do some research about Chinese animals real or fictitious e.g. the Panda, the dragon.

 

Some artwork would be wonderful as well as a Fact File.

 

There are 7 coordinating conjunctions.

This acronym can help you remember them:

F or

A nd

N or

B ut

O r

Y et

S o

Try joining some sentences/ clauses using some of these.

Remember to use punctuation – capital letters, full stops, question or exclamation marks and commas.

 

 

 

Have a go with numbers up to 100 thinking about the tens and ones digit.

e.g

54-20= 50-20=30

               4-0 = 4

               =34

 

62-42= 60-40=20

                2-2=0

               =20

 

 

     

 

As above.

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 11.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

History

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to encourage children to use their phonic knowledge to sound out and spell unfamiliar words and then to put those words into sentences about the rainforests of the world.

We know a little bit about the rainforests of South America from when we learnt about sloths.

 

To support your child with their phonics you could go to Phonics Play. This is an internet resource that the children are familiar with from school and during this Lockdown time they have provided a username and password in order for all parents to be able to access these resources for free.

 

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Your child is working within Stage 5. They should be able to read the sounds they have covered. Start where they are most confident.

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is about using Number Bond knowledge to 10 in order to add and subtract.

 

By ‘bridging through 10’ i.e. finding the 2 numbers that make 10 your child should be able to work out the addition and subtraction calculations.

It is about encouraging them to recall what they already know.

Hopefully your child will be at the stage where they hold this number bond knowledge ‘in their head’ if not then practice until they do.

     

Frequently children can get confused by using this method, particularly when subtracting.

Just ‘have a go’ The most important objective in this lesson is to know the number bonds by heart e.g.

1+9=10         9+1=10

2+8=10         8+2=10

3+7=10         7+3=10

4+6=10         6+4=10

5+5=10

 

Talk about

Today’s lesson is all about Henry VIII.

Your child should love learning about him as he was such a ‘larger than life’ character. Perfect for ‘horrible histories!

 

A man of extremes. He was a popular king at the time and was considered clever, handsome and talented. However, he was also a bully and tyrant who got his own way!

 

Perhaps your child could do a painting or drawing of Henry VIII dressed up in all his Tudor finery. He certainly loved to spend his money and lived an extravagant lifestyle.

 

 

If your child is confident with reading and writing all the sounds from Phase 5 then have a look at the

Stage 6 activities.

 

 

Have a go with numbers up to 20 and beyond.

     

 

As above.

 

 

Just to say I hope that you enjoy this Bank Holiday weekend as a family.

The weather looks like it will be kind to us!

Enjoy your VE Day 'Stay at Home' celebrations.

Take care and 'see' you Monday.

Ms Woodrow x

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 07.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Computing

Talk About!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is a reading comprehension focus.

It is about understanding the story and the characters.

 

You can support your child’s comprehension using any book that you have at home or you could use short film clips.

 

The Literacy Shed has a collection of video clips that can be used for this purpose. You can access these at home for free.

Try ‘Bubbles’ You can find this in The Fantasy Shed.

After watching the film ask questions like:

Where is the girl?

Does she look happy or sad at the start of the film?

Why do you think she is sad?

What does she find?

How does the girl feel now?

How do you know?

What does she see on her adventure?

Why did she leave the bubbles on the beach?

What would you do to make someone feel happy?

 

 

 

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson focus is about using a number line to

 ‘count on’ as an aid to addition.

 

It is a continuation of the focus from yesterday.

 

Your child may want to practise their addition calculations by playing

‘The Race Game’ on Purple Mash.

Make sure that it is set on addition only and choose the appropriate level 0-2 or

0-100.

 

Encourage your child to try to beat their score.

 

Good luck!

 

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is all about coding.

 

We had started to learn about coding in class before the closure.

 

The children understand coding as a set of instructions for the computer. They may remember the word; algorithm.

 

Your child can practise following and writing simple algorithms using Purple Mash.

Go to Tools

Find ‘To Go’ on Coding.

There are a number of algorithms here to have a go at.

Your child may want to do the Challenges. Start with 1 and 2.

3 is a star challenge!

 

Have fun!

 

 

 

Describe where your magic bubbles would take you…

 

 

As above

 

As above.

 

 

For additional reading material at home!

 

Access Free Collins Big Cat ebooks

Go to Collins Connect and click on Teacher portal and enter: 
Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

and click Login.

 

 

Good Morning.

I hope you are all safe and well. 

Remember to let me know, via Our Google Classroom, how you are all doing. I'd love to hear from you.

I hope you are keeping busy and having a go at some of the BBC Bitesize Lessons and my suggestions.

Remember to keep reading too - there are some books in the entrance of school for you to borrow if you have run out at home!

There is also the Collins book website.

Take Care.

Ms Woodrow x

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 06.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Science

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to practise handwriting.

 

Remember these key points:

Use a pencil.

Sit at a table.

Have the correct posture- sit up straight do not lie on the resting arm or use it to support the head.

Use lined paper if possible.

 

Remember to ensure that:

Each letter is consistent in size and shape to all the others.

Remember the letters like ’y’ that sit on the line and hang down (descend) and the letters like ‘l’ that sit on the line and stretch up (ascend)

 

Don’t forget your punctuation when writing statement sentences.

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is on addition calculations.

The children should be confident when working with adding 2 numbers up to 20.

Encourage them to recall their number bond knowledge to help them work out the answers quickly.

If they need to use concrete objects or their fingers to reassure them that is absolutely ok.

Try to challenge the children in adding numbers together up to 50.

When doing this encourage them to either:

Count-on from a number line or 100 square.

Create their own number line starting with the greater number of the 2 and adding on.

Put the first number in their head, ‘hold it there’ and count on the number they are adding. They can use fingers or a number line to help.

This second method is more tricky but is a natural progression towards working without concrete objects.

 

Write the calculations down.

Make sure that the formation of the digits is correct.

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is all about parts of a flower.

 

Remember to visit Mrs White’s Google Science Classroom for more ideas.

 

Go and investigate all the wonderful Spring flowers in the garden.

Look at how they are different but also how they are the same.

Can your child name the different parts of the flower and tell you what job they do?

e.g. The stem holds the flower up to the sun.

The leaves help the plant to make food (photosynthesis)

The colourful petals help to attract the insects (for pollination)

 

Draw or paint some of the flowers. Encourage your child to observe closely and draw what they see.

 

As above.

Once the formation is consistent in size and shape work on speed (frequency)

 

 

Have a go with numbers up to 100 and beyond.

Make sure the positioning of the digits is correct for numbers beyond 100

e.g. 95+20= 115 not 10015

 

Find effective and efficient ways of adding by counting on in 2s,5s,10s.

 

 

 

 

As above.

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 05.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Geography

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to practise using capital letters and full stops when writing statement sentences.

 

The suggested activity invites your child to write a postcard from Antarctica. We learnt all about Antarctica when we were finding out about the 7 continents of the world.

 

Our Christmas Play about Penguin Pete was set in Antarctica.

 

Your child may wish to practise writing their sentences by composing a postcard from Penguin Pete as he travels through the different countries and continents to get to Santa in the North Pole.  

 

 

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is about Fact Families as a continuation to yesterday’s work.

 

The children will be working with numbers beyond 20.

 

Each addition and subtraction fact family will be linked by the same 3 numbers and their relationship between each other.

 

Remember to first practise using practical objects that your child can count out so they can see the relationship between the numbers and different calculations.

 

Next write the calculations down.

Make sure that the formation of the digits is correct.

 

Talk about

Today’s lesson is all about Nigeria.

 

The children will know that Africa is one of the 7 continents of the world but it is not a continent that we focused on in class.

 

Nigeria is just one of 54 countries in the continent of Africa today.

 

Perhaps your child will want to find out about another country in Africa. e.g. Egypt.

 

They may want to find out about African animals and do some artwork.

I’d love to see it!

 

 

 

As above.

Don’t forget to extend your simple sentences using; and, but, because, then, until etc

 

 

Have a go with numbers up to 100.

 

 

 

As above.

Your child may want to write a fact-file about an African Country or an African animal.

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 04.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

History

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is to encourage children to use their phonic knowledge to sound out and spell unfamiliar words.

The words are linked to geography and all about the UK.

 

To support your child with their phonics you could go to Phonics Play. This is an internet resource that the children are familiar with from school and during this Lockdown time they have provided a username and password in order for all parents to be able to access these resources for free.

 

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Your child is working within Stage 5. They should be able to read the sounds they have covered. Start where they are most confident.

 

 

Have a go!

Today’s lesson is about Number Bonds and Fact Families.

The children have covered both concepts in class previously.

 

Initially your child should practise this using concrete objects- like their fingers or counters- to reinforce what they are doing before moving on to ‘working it out’ in their head.

 

By writing the calculations down they will see the relationship between the numbers in addition and subtraction fact families

e.g.   8+2=10

      2+8=10

      10=2+8

      10=8+2

 

      10-8=2

      10-2=8

      8=10-2

      2=10-8

 

Talk about

Today’s lesson is all about Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni Tribe.

Focus on her bravery to defend and protect her home and her people.

 

Can the children think of another woman who has been brave?

They could be real or fictional. Known to them or unknown.

How about members of their family? Mum, Nanny, Aunty etc.

 

Discuss what makes them brave. It could be that they have been brave when facing a difficult time.

 

Your child could design their own statue in honour of their brave woman.

 

 

 

 

Have a look at the Stage 6 activities.

 

NB: The Phonics Screening Test that was due to be taken by the children would have tested the children’s knowledge up to and including Phase 5 sounds.

 

Have a go with numbers up to 20.

Look for the relationship between numbers and fact families

e.g.   8+2=10

      2+8=10

      18+2=20

      2+18=20

     

 

 

 

As above.

In addition your child could research further on Boudicca or another brave woman in history.

I’d love to hear all about her!

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 01.05.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Music

Talk About

Today the BBC Bitesize lesson is a reading focus based on the wonderful book ‘Funny Bones’

We haven’t read this book in Year 1 so far but I’m sure that your child may be familiar with it from their time in the Reception Classes.

 

The linked activities are again about the sequencing of the story and linking dialogue to the characters from the story.

You could reinforce this at home using any other story.

Ask questions like:

What happened at the beginning of the story?

What happened next?

What happened in the middle of the story?

What happened at the end of the story?

Which character said this and why?

What problem arose?

How was it solved?

 

Today is Challenge day and a time to go back over the week’s topics and revisit them.

Practise for further consolidation and better understanding.

 

Have a go!

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is all about making music using your child’s own body as a percussion instrument and understanding rhythm.

 

It looks fun!

 

I’d love to see any videos that clever grown-ups can load on our Google Classroom page of your child having a go.

Perhaps grown-ups can join in too…?

If you are brave enough!

 

You could introduce the terminology:

Dialogue: a conversation between characters.

Context: the setting- what, where and why something happens.

Problem: a challenge in the story.

resolve/resolution: how that problem is solved.

 

 

 

Could your child make percussion instruments from everyday household objects?

e.g. saucepans and wooden spoons,

shakers from containers filled with beads etc.

You might want to do this outside or find some noise-cancelling headphones!

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 30.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

RE

Have a go!

Today the children are revisiting adjectives.

We have learnt about adjectives in class and they featured in the BBC Bitesize lesson on the 22nd April.

 

Remember adjectives are describing words. We use them to describe nouns and pronouns.

e.g. The dog was wet and dirty.

 He was grumpy but she was happy.

     

When talking about things and people in the house and garden try to include an adjective.

e.g. the bouncy trampoline.

 

Your child could write about their favourite toy, food, friend, holiday, animal etc using adjectives.

 

Talk About

Today the children are being asked to order numbers.

Ascending: from smallest to largest.

Descending: from largest to smallest.

 

Your child could practise this verbally and physically by; going up and down the stairs, bouncing on the trampoline etc.

 

I would suggest that before they do the recorded task they refer to a number line or 100 square.

They could complete a blank one first.

 

The BBC Bitesize activities also link today’s work to Place Value and tens and ones.

 

The White Rose Maths activity introduces some problem-solving and reasoning.

Talk About

The children have mostly been studying Christianity in school so far.

 

What can they remember about Christianity?

e.g. What is the name of their religious book/place of worship/leader?

What stories can they remember from class and the values/lessons that they teach?

 

Can your child see any ‘common links’ between Christianity and what they have learnt today about Judaism?

Both believe that there is just one God (monotheism)

Both believe that this God created the world.

Both believe that God set out rules for their people to live by.

 

 

As above.

Don’t forget to include your punctuation:

Full stops

Capital letters

Question marks

Exclamation marks.

 

Try joining short sentences together using; and, but, because to make longer more complex sentences.

 

 

Extend to numbers up to 100 and beyond if confident!

 

 

 

Research and find some additional information about Judaism.

 

 

Create a Fact-File or informative Poster on Judaism and/or Christianity.

 

 

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 29.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Science

Have a go!

You can reinforce what a common noun is by writing labels for objects all around the house!

e.g. table, chair, television, sofa, bed etc.

 

You could also write labels for proper nouns -people and pet’s names- don’t forget the capital letter for these ones!

e.g. Tom,Fluffy, Dash, Rosie.

 

Play ‘I spy’ This is an excellent way to reinforce that a noun is a naming word.

 

Join 2 short sentences with nouns together using ‘and’

The ‘and’ connects the 2 shorter sentences together to make a longer more complex sentence.

 

Remind your child to think first and say their sentences as they write them!

Remember punctuation.

Talk About

We have covered today’s concept in class so hopefully your child will feel confident with this activity.

 

They should be familiar with the symbols:

≤     ≥      =

 

In class we talked about the ‘greater than’ symbol being like a crocodile’s open mouth.

The crocodile is greedy and will always eat the greater (bigger) number!

 

If the numbers are the same in value and equal to each other than the crocodile doesn’t know which number to choose and keeps his mouth shut =

 

 

 

Talk About

Mrs White had started a topic on everyday Materials in class before closure so I’m sure your child will remember some of what they did when they were; naming, sorting and classifying materials by their properties.

 

 

You could link their science to today’s English focus.

For every object that is named in the house as a noun write an additional label that identifies what the object is made from.

e.g table- wood.

       

 

 

Your child could try writing sentences about nouns using an adjective too.

e.g. I read an exciting book.

 

They could try joining 2 shorter sentences together using other connectives like:

but, because.

e.g. I read an exciting book because it was raining outside.

 

Try comparing numbers greater than 50 using the symbols for greater than, smaller than, equal to.

 

Encourage your child to say the equation out loud.

e.g. 73 is greater than 37

      37 is less than 73

      70 + 3 is equal to 65+8

 

In addition to objects around the house being identified by the material they are made from your child could try to tell you why that object has been made from that particular material.

This will be linked to the material’s properties.

e.g. the table is made from wood because it is sturdy and hard.

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 28.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Geography

Talk About

Your child will know all about needing to include a capital letters at the start of their sentence and a full stop at the end.

You can illustrate the importance they play by reading aloud to them from a story book without them!

 

What can they tell you?

 

You will soon run out of breath and the story will not make sense!

A sentence must make sense.

 

You can practise writing sentences with capital letters and full stops on any subject.

 

In class I tell the children to:

Think of the sentence.

Say the sentence.

Write the sentence.

It is a good idea for them to keep saying the sentence until it is complete. That way your child won’t forget what they intend to write and where to finish with a full stop!

Talk About

Last week we started to think about tens and ones when we were counting in lots of ten and grouping numbers together.

 

Today’s lesson links clearly to the placing of that digit and its value e.g.

26 = 2 lots of ten /10+10

  6 = 6 ones/ 1+1+1+1+1+1

 

Have a go at partitioning numbers into their parts

e.g. 42 = 4 lots of ten/

              10+10+10+10

           = 2 ones / 1+1

 

You can do this practically or use the part whole model.

 

Make sure your child is clear about which digit represent the ones and which represents the tens.

 

 

 

 

Talk About

Your child should remember learning about the continents of the world.

You might remember the very catchy song they were singing about the 7 continents!

 

They should be able to tell you that the UK is in the continent of Europe.

France is also in Europe.

 

Some of the children may have been lucky to have visited France before.

Talk about what they can remember.

They may know some French words (bonjour)

They may have eaten some French foods (croissants)

 

If your child wants to write some sentences about France they can practise using capital letters.

Remember France will need one too as it is a name.

 

Your child may want to write sentences that are questions or exclamations.

Remember to encourage them to use the correct finishing punctuation: ? !

A full stop is part of the question & exclamation marks.

 

If your child is confident in identifying which digit is which and what their value is then you could introduce numbers to include hundreds.

e.g 222 =2 hundreds/100+100

              2 tens/ 10+10

              2 ones / 1+1

 

 

Do some research on France.

What can your child find out about its history, its landscape, significant landmarks, traditional foods etc?

 

Encourage your child to share their new knowledge in what ever way they prefer e.g. visually, verbally or in written form.

 

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 27.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

PSHE/History

Talk About

When practising handwriting make sure that your child is sitting at the table. If their feet can touch the floor that’s great.

Encourage them to sit up straight and not to lean on their non-writing arm and hold their head!

They know that posture is very important in order to develop neat handwriting.

Use a pencil if possible and lined paper can help.

Encourage consistency in the size of each letter- not too big or too small!

 

 

 

Have fun with alliteration.

See if you can work through the alphabet e.g.

An amazing, artistic ant.

A brave, bold bear.

A curious, confident cat.

 

 

 

Talk About

We have covered ordinal numbers in class so hopefully your child should feel confident in this activity.

 

Have a go!

Encourage your child to create a race with cars, teddies, Lego figures etc.

 

They can describe the position of each figure/object as an ordinal number e.g.

The red car is 1st

The blue care is 2nd.

 

 

 

 

Talk About

If you did the history lesson from last week what does Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King have in common?

 

Both have been talked about at school in assembly.

 

Both are important historical figures who stood up for the rights of black people in America to be treated equally to white people.

 

You can talk to your child about what is fair and equal and why treating people fairly is so important.  

 

Can your child give an example of something that is fair?

 e.g. sharing sweets with their sibling equally.

 

How do the children feel when they are treated unfairly?

e.g. sad, angry, frustrated.

 

 

 

Try writing a poem using some alliteration.

You could include similes too!

 

 

Learn to read and write ordinal numbers in words

(up to 10 places at the most)

e.g. first, second, third.

What do the children notice about the spelling pattern at the end of the word fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth?

 

 

 

Your child could draw a poster to explain to others why it is so important to be fair and treat others with respect.

 

 

 

             

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 24.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

PSHE

Talk About

Reinforce sequencing and predicting using a story book at home.

Sequenicng:

Ask questions like:

What happens first?

What happens next?

After that ….

Finally/In the end….

 

Predicting:

What do you think will happen to the characters at the end of the story and beyond?

 

Perhaps your child could make up an alternative ending.

 

e.g. the mouse in the Gruffalo story decides to befriend the Gruffalo!

 

Your child could draw a picture to depict these new endings.

 

 

 

Friday is Challenge and revision day for Maths.

 

Take the time to recap anything from the week that you feel your child needs to revisit.

 

 

If they want more challenges visit:

 

White Rose Maths

See our Google Classroom for details.

or

Purple Mash

 

 

 

 

Practical

 

I’m sure your child will be missing their friends and I’m hoping that you have ways in which you can facilitate safe and supervised contact with them.

 

Perhaps your child would like to call/text/ Facetime a friend.

They could make them a model/picture/dance/cake

etc to show.

 

If you have their address perhaps they could write a postcard or send a letter to their friend.

 

Focus on the positives of what your child has been doing and what they are looking forward to doing with their friend/s when reunited

 

 

 

Write an alternative ending for a well-known and loved story.

 

 

As above.

 

 

As above.

 

 

 

 

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 23.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Music

Talk About

Lists and using commas

This is a new form of punctuation for the children and a challenging one but I’m sure they would like to have a go!

 

I would explain to the children that the comma provides a rest for the reader like a full stop does at the end of a sentence but it is a shorter rest more like a pause.

 

If writing please remember to reinforce using a capital letter at the start of a sentence and a full stop at the end.

 

Have a go at listing things e.g.

Your favourite things to do.

Your favourite things to eat.

 

 

Verbal

In school we had begun to look at grouping objects in lots of 10 to represent the tens digit in a number and any left over to represent the ones digit.

 e.g. 27 = 10+10+7

2 lots of ten and 7 ones.

 

Have a go using objects to support.

 

You could always create your tens at home by bundling lots of 10 straws together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical

Try singing when making your lists for your English work!

 

Every time you ask a  question sing it instead!

 

Sing, clap and dance along to your favourite song on the radio!

 

Everyone needs to join in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a go at writing shopping lists for real and imaginary shops. Try to include adjectives and alliteration.

 

Don’t forget to use an and to introduce the final item in the list.

e.g.

I went shopping and bought a slippery snake, a cuddly bear, a colourful butterfly and a sleepy sloth

 

                            

  

Have a go at using the Part Whole Model to represent numbers up to 100.

Start to explore the concept that the 50 is 5 tens etc.

57 = 50 +7

57= 5 tens + 7 ones

 

 

Listen to a simple song that you know and can sing.

Change the words to something you like but keep the same tune.

Perform it to your family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 22.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Science

Talk About

The children may be able to remember that describing words are called adjectives.

 

Play the ‘adjective’ game.

Take turns using adjectives to describe someone or something in the house and try to guess its identity.

 

e.g. It’s furry and friendly – the dog.

It’s comfy and colourful-

the sofa.

 

Ps. Using adjectives that start with the same sound is called ‘alliteration.

Have a go!

Verbal

Can the children find the missing numbers in a sequence?

e.g 20,25,30 __,40

 

      35,30,25, __,15

 

 

What do the children notice about the ones digit when counting on and back in 5s from 0-50?

 

It is either a 5 or a 0

Look for the pattern.

 

e.g. 15, 20,25,30,35,40

Questions to ask:

 

Please see Mrs White’s Science page.

She has put lots of suggestions of fun things to do with:

The Seasons &

 Day and Night.

 

Can the children remember what a simile is?

 

A simile is used to describe one thing as ‘being similar’ to another e.g.

Her face was ‘as round as a ball.’

His cheeks were ‘as red as an apple.’

 

Have a go at making up similes.

 

 

 

Practice counting in 5s from 0 up to and back from 100.

 

What can your child tell you about the numbers?

 

They should be able to tell you they end in either a 5 or a 0.

Those ending in O are even numbers and that means they can be shared equally between 2.

Those ending in 5 are odd numbers and can not be shared equally between two.

 

Have a go at sharing objects to prove this statement.

 

 

 

Please see Mrs White’s Science page.

She has put lots of suggestions of fun things to do with:

The Seasons &

Day and Night.

 

Additional KS1 Project - Please feel free to pick and choose activities to suit.

Additional Maths Activities - Please feel free to pick and choose the activities to suit

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 21.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

Geography

Talk About

All the different questions that who might ask in a day! How many do you think you ask?

 

How may question words can you think of?

e.g. who, how, when, where, what, why, which, can, did

 

Have a go at writing questions in a speech bubble and putting them up around the house.

Don’t forget the capital letter at the beginning and question mark at the end.

 

Verbal

Can the children find the missing numbers in a sequence?

e.g 20,22,24 __,28

 

      34,32,30,__,26

 

Find objects in pairs that you can count around the house in 2s.

e.g. shoes, socks, gloves,

 

Empty some sweets

(or healthier raisins!) onto a plate. Time how long it takes for your child to count them first singularly then in 2s.

Encourage counting in 2s of other objects around the house.

 

Questions to ask:

We were learning all about the UK prior to the school closure so hopefully the children will have some prior knowledge to draw upon.

 

Note: the BBC Home Focus Lesson is on the UK and not France as it says in the introduction.

 

Linking the geography to the English focus:

Can the children write or ask about the different countries of the UK and specific landmarks?

e.g. How tall is the London Eye?

 

 

A question is a special kind of sentence.

Have a go at turning statement sentences into question sentences.

e.g. Turn the light off.

Can you turn the light off?

 

Practice counting in 2s from 0 up to and back from 100.

 

What can your child tell you about the numbers: 0,2,4,6,8?

They should be able to tell you they are even numbers and that means that they can be shared equally between 2.

 

Notice that all the numbers end in these even digits

 (if counting from 0 to 100 in 2s) and therefore can be shared equally between 2. Have a go at sharing objects between 2.

 

 

 

Can the children research and find some new facts about the countries of the UK and/or specific landmarks?

 

They could:

  • draw them
  • tell them to someone in the family.
  • Make up a short quiz of questions for an adult to answer.
  • write the top 3 facts
  • imagine they have visited the landmark and write a postcard to describe it.

 

 

BBC Bitesize Home-schooling Lessons- 20.04.20

Daily support and additional ideas including a Star Challenge.

English

Maths

History

Talk About

What settings may be used for books written in the fairy tale genre?

e.g. Forest, cottage, castle, palace.

 

What settings may be used for books written in the sci-fiction genre?

e.g. spaceship, planet.

 

Verbal

Can the children find the missing numbers in a sequence? e.g 38,37,__,35

 

 

Play the ‘I’m thinking of a number game’

Give clues to the number

e.g. It’s one more than___

Questions to ask:

Do you think Rosa Parks was brave and why?

 

Have you ever done something brave to help someone else?

 

Find a new book. Can the children tell what it might be about by the title and the cover design?

What clues does it give?

What genre do they think the book will be?

 

 

Practise 1 more and 1 less up to 100.

Practise writing the numbers correctly both in formation and place value ( ones place and tens place)

 

We all have rights.

See UNICEF Rights for Children.

 

Can you find out about another person in history who stood up for their rights?

 

 

 

Monday 20th April

Good morning.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well and that you have had a relaxing family time over Easter and were able to enjoy some of the glorious Spring weather.

In our continued effort to support you and your children at home during this 'Lockdown' period you should have received a letter from Mr Nicholson  outlining the BBC's Bitesize Home-schooling Daily Lesson initiative. 

This can be found on the internet and is linked with BBC iPlayer. 

Once on the site you need to click on Daily Lessons and Year 1. Every day there will be an English and Maths focus plus an additional subject. Lessons are supported with videos, activity ideas and worksheets ( for those that have printers) There are also additional notes and support for parents in relation to the lesson content.

By following the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons we will all be able to share a common structure and a coordinated approach to what we are trying to do at home to support our children. I will also be able to support you more readily and specifically in your questions.

Up until  now I have been communicating with you via Marvellous Me and  My Google Classroom, as well as this page. I will continue to do so but please note Marvellous Me has limitations in terms of how much I can write. The benefit of My Google Classroom is that I can respond directly back to you.

I have previously set "To Dos" on Purple Mash, which I can see some of you have accessed and completed, but these tasks have not been coordinated and systematic. I will now only set Purple Mash 'To Dos' if they specifically link to the BBC Daily Lessons.   

We have all been trying our best in these challenging times to continue some sort of 'schooling' for our children and I want to thank everyone of you for your hard work and commitment so far. I know how tricky it is, I'm trying to teach 2 teenage children at home too!

Again I want to emphasise that the most important thing to me is that your child is safe, well and happy. From the messages I have received via Google Classroom I know you have been doing some fantastic and creative things with your children at home that are absolutely invaluable as learning experiences. Please don't stop!

Everyday I will communicate with you about the BBC Bitesize Lessons. Do not feel that you have to do all the activities suggested or complete them in a consecutive order. You may wish to select the parts you and your child feel able to do on that particular day.

The intention of using the BBC Bitesize series of lessons is solely to support you not to add to your everyday stresses so please remember that!

I know not all of you will be able to print off the suggested worksheets linked with the lessons and there is NO obligation to do so but you might choose to if you can. If you can't you could always model something similar at home.

Let's see how it all goes.

I would love to hear your comments via The Google Classroom.

In the meantime take good care.

You are all amazing!

Ms Liz Woodrow. 

 

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

In a different world to the one we are currently living in, tomorrow would have officially been the last day of the Spring term and we would have all been looking forward to spending the Easter break together with family and friends and maybe even going on holiday.
Instead we find ourselves in a very different situation.
Despite this I wanted to reach out to you and encourage you and your loved ones to embrace the time that you have together and to enjoy a very different but nonetheless special Easter.
You are in my thoughts.

Take good care.

Ms Woodrow x

Hello only me again!

I hope you are all well.
We plan our maths curriculum at school using White Rose Maths as a guide.
Whilst you are at home you may wish to access some of the ideas and activities for the Year 1 Spring term curriculum. The scheme of learning also explains the pedagogy in relation to the content.
Search for White Rose Maths.
Go to resources.

Click Primary.
Click Scheme of Learning- Free maths resources.
Click on a topic in the Spring Term or revise something from the Autumn term.
These activities do require more input from you as they cover problem solving and reasoning and therefore require lots of quality 'maths talk' but they are really valuable.
Please don't think you have to work through them all!

Another website that we use in school called 'Classroom Secrets' is providing access to free online resources. Take a look if you like.

Good luck

Take good care.
Ms Woodrow x

Hello all,

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well and that you have been able to settle into a new sort of routine with the children at home.

The glorious weather last week was a gift and I hope you were able to maximise the amount of time you were outdoors with the children playing and learning in the Spring sunshine.

I wanted to try to find a way to communicate with you personally and to be able to respond to any questions that you may have about how to best support your children at home during this time. I also wanted to just find a way to know you are safe and well and to hear your news and say 'hello!'

With that intention I have set up a Google Classroom which is really just a 2-way messaging service that you can access with the children. I think you just need to set up a gmail account. Please search for Google Classroom and put in the code: jj6352e this will then allow you to enter Long Bennington Academy Class 3. From here you can read and respond to any messages. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

In the meantime please keep reading with and to your children everyday. Practice the phonics and key words to support with this. There are also a lot of online  interactive and audio books being made available free at this time so check these out for the children too.

Learning doesn't have to always be recorded and take place at a table inside.

Here are some ideas for 'real learning' in your day to day routine. I'm sure you will have many more.

The children can learn from cooking and talking about food; where it comes from and the nutrients it gives you . They have already covered this in science with Mrs White. They can look at packaging materials and design. If they are involved in making food for the family they could also design menus and write reviews of how tasty it was.

If you are able to facilitate growing herbs, vegetables or fruit this can be amazing for young children to witness and be part of.

Playing board games at home with members of the family will help your children to follow instructions, learn turn-taking and resilience as well as hopefully having fun.

Jigsaws are not just for rainy days and can provide the children with a real sense of achievement on completion.

Enable children to explore their loves and interests whether it be dinosaurs, Lego, Disney characters or jellyfish! Do this through art work, model making and writing. 
Remember I will be interested in everything they have done so photographs are a great way to record. Please tell the children that we will have one amazingly long and special "Show and Tell" when we next see each other!

In respect to maths try to look for 'real' situations to practice  e.g. sharing sweets out equally, calculating the time 1 hour from now (o'clocks and half past only)measuring out ingredients for cooking, adding and subtracting money, halving and quartering pizzas etc.

Although there are some amazing resources to be found online please do be mindful of the time that children spend on devices of any sort. I know you will. 

Getting outside and exercising in a fun way is essential everyday. My children, Bea and Issy and I, even managed a water-fight in the garden last week, although it's a bit too cold again now!

The most important thing to me is that your children are happy, safe and well. Family time is paramount...laughing and talking together, reassuring them about the future and enabling them to just be themselves.

So until next time,

Take good care.

Liz Woodrow x

 

 

 

In the event of children staying at home during normal school time I am offering the following advice and guidance to help them to keep working.

 

Please find below a link to Twinkl website as they are offering free activities for parents to access at home: 

 

twinkl.co.uk/offer

 

Once logged on, you should see a link for home education resources that are year group specific.  

Classroom secrets kids  has some lovely learning activities and you can create a free account with individual 'seats' for each child.

 

 

In addition to this the following are also suggested:

 

1. Read for pleasure!  This means there is no expectation to write but children may wish to let me know what they are reading . We have been reading different traditional fairy tales and our favourite author at the moment is Oliver Jeffers.

 

2. Practise your phonics by reading real and 'alien' words. I have already sent some resources home to most children but there will be plenty on Twinkl.

 

3. Practise writing key Year 1 spellings and 'Tricky'  Year 1 words - children can practise their letter formation and handwriting at the same time!

 

4. The children could keep a diary and practise writing sentences with simple punctuation - full-stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks.

 

5. For daily maths practise:

      www.myminimaths.co.uk 

       www.mathsisfun.co.uk

Any of the Y1 units for maths on Purple Mash. At this stage, they are all relevant but recently we have been looking at : sharing equally, odd and even numbers, doubling and halving and simple fractions - 1/2 and 1/4.

 

4. Artwork  and D&T- What a great opportunity to get out in the garden and practise those sketching skills.  In addition we have been finding out about the countries of the UK so the children might want to make a model of a landmark e.g Big Ben, Mount Snowdon 

 ( natural or man-made) I bet they would also love to cook with you and follow the instructions in a recipe. They certainly should be able to tell you how to make Welsh Rarebit!

 

I shall also set some Purple Mash 2 Dos that can be done at any time up the end of the Easter holidays - these will be available from tomorrow.

 

If you are unable to access these online activities, please ring or email and I will send some paper copies home.

 

I hope that this helps.

 

Hoping you and your loved ones keep healthy.

Take care and kind regards.

Liz Woodrow.

 

World Book Day

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WW2 Day

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Welcome to Class 3.

What a busy and exciting year we have ahead of us!

We have many fabulous topics planned; this term we will be exploring "Our World" and the places, people and animals that live here.

Our timetable gives an overview as to what is taught each day and we stick to it as much as possible. But, as you will appreciate, we also need to be flexible to accommodate any wonderful incidental opportunities as they arise!

 

Just a few things to help the school week run smoothly ...

  • PE is on a Monday and Thursday and all children will need a full PE kit including plimsolls, trainers, tracksuit bottoms and top. Children will not normally need to bring PE kit home until the end of term. Please make sure that a pair of short socks are included if your child wears tights.

     

  • Your children will bring their reading books home each night to read along with their reading diary. We would encourage you to read with them daily, if possible, for just 5 to 10 minutes. Your child will have the opportunity to read to an adult in school at least once a week. Initially your child will be supported in changing their reading books in school, again at least once a week. When your child is confident in changing their book for themselves they will be able to do it more often. There will be numerous other opportunities in school to read and share text on a daily basis.

     

  • There will be no formal homework whilst we are all settling into routines in Year 1 however you could give your children invaluable support in helping them with their daily reading; learning to read and write the Year 1 Common Exception Words ( see attached list) and learning their number bonds to 20.

 

  • This term daily Phonics teaching continues and we commence a whole new school initiative called The Reading Vipers. The Reading Vipers approach is focused on reading for meaning and we hope it will be fun too!

 

  • Your children will be "Going for Green!" and leaping ahead in their learning objectives with our Long Bennington Friendly Frog. Some children may also be "Going for Gold" as they soar high with our Glorious Golden Eagle. These characters and terms will become familiar to the children as we discuss with them their targets and next steps.

 

If you require any further information on anything please do not hesitate in contacting me directly or through the school office.

I look forward to meeting you all and working with you over the year.

Kind Regards.

 

Ms Woodrow , Class 3 teacher. 

Year 1 and 2 common exception words

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