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:
Once logged on, you should see a link for home education resources that are year group specific.
In addition to this the following are also suggested:
1. Read for pleasure. This means there is no expectation to write comprehension questions and answers but children may wish to let me know what they are reading. Again, this can be reported on their Purple Mash Blog. We have experienced great fun on World Book Day recently and the children can revisit any activities they enjoyed, be that art work, rewriting extracts as play scripts and acting scenes out, reading using expression etc.
2. For daily maths practise:
Any of the Y 1/2 units for maths and English on Purple Mash. At this stage, they are all relevant.
3. Artwork - What a great opportunity to get out in the garden and practise those sketching skills.
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 and will be updated regularly.
If you are unable to access these online activities, please ring or email and I will send some paper copies home.
The last day of March already!
Thanks to all those that have joined our google classroom, it would be great if all of us could join. You are able to send messages not only to me but to the whole class - a great way of staying connected.
Hope you are all keeping busy. Just in case you need some more ideas ...
… you could finish or edit the story that you may have started. Could you change the start of the sentences to something more interesting or squeeze some adjectives in? Perhaps you need to include some adverbs or have you missed some full stops and capital letters? Of course you will need some splendid pictures to go with your story. I'm looking forward to reading these : )
… spot a bird in your garden. What do you know about it? Not much? Why not be a research scientist and find out all you can about it. You may be surprised with what you find out. You could create a fact file.
… or perhaps you might want to find out a bit more about your pet?
… to dos on purplemash
Miss Handley : )
I have set up a google classroom for Class 4. You need to put this code in bew63lh
It would be great to hear from you!
Good morning! I hope that you are all staying safe at home.
Remember to keep those reading skills sharp and do some reading everyday.
Phonicsplay.co.uk is offering free access to its resources. Year 1s you could practise phases 3 to 5 and Year 2s you could look at the spelling resources. Who doesn't enjoy a game of Buried Treasure!
You could design an Easter Egg this week. Would you include a rabbit, a chick or some beautiful spring flowers on yours? I bet you know what I'd put on the front of mine! I'm not sure a horse would link to the Easter story but it would make a great design (in my opinion) !
I know that lots of you enjoy writing your own stories and it would be great to read these once we are all back together. Yes, you can write a story about whatever you want just remember to show of all those writing skills that you have learnt. For example, adjectives, adverbs, commas in lists, different sentence types (questions and exclamations) and of course include all the correct punctuation. Maybe we could make them into our very own Class 4s book? Enjoy writing : )
For maths you could practise some adding and subtracting using the partition method that we learnt.
Miss Handley x
Just had to double check but yes, it is Friday!
After burning my hot cross bun this morning it got me thinking about Easter and our last RE lesson. Do you remember eating those yummy hot cross buns and thinking about their association with Easter? Well, my rather well done hot cross bun was a variation of the traditional recipe as it was caramel and Belgian chocolate flavoured. Could you think of different flavours to include in a hot cross bun? Use your imagination! Why not draw a picture and write a description about your newly flavoured hot cross bun.
It is another gorgeous day, you could go out in your garden and do some wildlife spotting. What birds can you see or hear? What insects can you spot? I'll be out later ensuring that Henry, my family's pet tortoise, is getting warmed up in the sunshine after coming out of hibernation!
We do normally have golden time on a Friday afternoon, I hope that you have been super kind at home this week and earnt your golden time, I'm sure that you have ; ).
Miss Handley x
Anyone else losing track of what day it is?!
Hope you've all enjoyed your Joe Wicks workout this morning?
There is loads out there for you to access online at the moment as lots of lovely people are giving up their time to produce fabulous 'stuff'. Remember learning can be fun! David Walliams is reading another story and Steve Backshall is doing a wildlife/science lesson today.
Keep going with those basic key skills too and if you come across any fab songs or videos that help with your learning remember to make a note of them to share with the whole class when we are all back together again.
Miss Handley : )
Here are a few more ideas that you may want to do with your child whilst they are not in school for the rest of the week.
Remember to keep reading & sharing books with others - it doesn't just have to be a school book! Talk about the characters .Whose your favourite? Why are they your favourite? Draw a picture of the characters or a scene from the story.
Literacy- we learnt about verbs & adverbs a couple of weeks ago. Can you think of a verb? Can you put it in a sentence? Can you add an adverb?
Maths - it's always good to keep those counting skills on top form! Can you count in 2s, 5s , 10s or 3s? Once you've mastered these can you say the times tables? There are loads of songs on the internet that support this. It would be great to practise those number bonds to 10. Again, loads of songs on the internet.
Another useful resource for maths is whiterosemaths/homelearning
Remember to try & keep active. Don't forget Joe Wicks and his PE lessons!
… and after all that exercise you may want to do some cooking or baking with your child! I'll be baking rock buns later … then perhaps doing another Joe Wicks PE lesson!
Miss Handley : )
To support your child's learning on our recent work on London's landmarks your child could research facts and make a factfile. They can include lots of drawings to make the fact file more appealing.
Maths - your child could practise recognising halves, quarters and thirds of shapes. They then could practise doing this with numbers. e.g grouping their toys into halves, quarters and thirds.
Literacy-children could write a recount of their favourite film, remembering the correct punctuation as well as using adjectives, verbs and adverbs. Can they make any improvements to their story? Maybe leave it a day to go back to and re-read to make any improvements. Obviously, they will need a fab drawing to go with their story!
Art - using the shading techniques that they have learnt they could sketch a piece of fruit or a vegetable.
Reading - remember to share a book with an adult or your brother or sister. Can they predict what the story is going to be about from the front cover or maybe predict the ending?
Classroom secrets kids has some lovely learning activities and you can create a free account with individual 'seats' for each child. I've just created an account for myself!
I know that it can be tricky to do learning at home, but any time spent doing learning with your child is valuable and worthwhile and is much appreciated : )
Welcome to Class 4’s web page.
We have lots of wonderful learning planned for the year ahead!
Your child will be taught by Miss Handley every day except Tuesday morning when they will be taught by Mrs White who will be teaching science. This term's topic is Food Glorious food.
The following information may be helpful for you.
PE – please note that currently our PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please keep checking with your child that they have all they need for PE, that it is labelled and it fits. As the year progresses your children do insist on growing, which we all barely notice but their footwear particularly clearly demonstrates this! We aim to send their PE kits home half termly for a good wash.
Homework – homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Thursday. There will be some spellings and some maths.
Spellings - Please note that your child’s spelling homework relates to specific National Curriculum statutory requirements. These will be practised in school as well as being sent home. It is really helpful if you work with your child to try and learn these spellings two or three times a week if possible.
Reading - In class 4 we invite the children to take 2 reading books home at a time. Each day we offer the children the opportunity to change their books provided that both have been read with an adult. We do ask that you sign and date your child’s reading record so that we know where they are up to and we welcome your comments about how well your child has read and/or enjoyed their book. We award house points for those readers who achieve at least 3 x signed homework reading sessions in a week.
You can take a look at our timetable for an overview of how our week looks but unsurprisingly we rarely have a ‘normal’ week! We can promise regular fun and inspiring opportunities.
If you wish to chat about your child's progress or have any concerns of any sort, please come and chat to us or arrange an appointment. Please also be reassured that we will chat to you when we feel a discussion might be helpful to you or your child.
Learning opportunities that can be done should your child not be in school.
There are lots of games that are on purplemash. There will be some specific 'To Dos' as well.
The Twinkl website are currently offering free online resourses visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer. Look at your child's year group for specific learning avtivities for phonics, spelling, maths, writing and reading.
All children can practise counting forwards and backwards to 100.
Year 1s could practise counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s both forwards and backwards (always trickier backwards!).
Year 2s could learn the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.
Reading is always important and should school need to close we will try to send extra books home.