Squirrels Update, Homework and Spellings

We have had another fantastic week in Squirrels class!

Literacy: This week we have changed our story focus from The Wonder by Faye Hansen to Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. The children have enjoyed becoming familiar with the text by listening to the story, watching an animated version on the interactive whiteboard, role playing the story with a partner and sequencing the main events into their Literacy books.

Maths: We have been learning how to represent numbers to 10 and 20 using equipment e.g. Numicon, Base 10, cubes, bead strings, etc and how to compare amounts using the mathematical language ‘more/greater than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’ and been introduced to the signs < > =.

Science: We have continued our Science topic ‘Seasonal changes’ and had a lovely lesson on Tuesday afternoon, thinking about Autumn and the changes we are starting to see around us for example, leaves changing colour, frosty mornings, etc.

PE: This week we had a very wet Wednesday afternoon, so to avoid any slips or falls on the playground we had an impromptu art lesson. The children had lots of fun with the poster paints and created some beautiful Autumnal pieces of artwork to link to our Science topic.

RE: Our Christianity focus for RE is; God – What do Christians believe God is like? We have listened to the story of The Lost Son; role played the story and discussed what forgiveness means.

Reading: Thank you for being so understanding with the reading books being changed once a week. We will continue the process of books and records being returned on a Friday morning and new books given out on a Monday afternoon. We are very excited that yesterday our new Read Write Inc books arrived and finger crossed we can get these out to you ASAP, as soon as we have sorted through them properly.

Spellings: Please find in your child’s homework file a list of spellings for this half term.

Every Friday morning, we will be spending time in class learning that week’s spelling rule and practising a few examples from the list. These spellings will then go on our class website for your child to practise over the weekend, using a look, cover, write, check template.

There will be no test, but spellings learnt will be evident in your child’s writing and will really help their progress as writers. I will not be marking their look, cover, write checks but will continue to mark their other pieces of homework.

Spelling rules this week are:

Year 1: The sounds /f/ and /s/, spelt ‘ff’ and ‘ss’.

Year 2: The sounds /n/ spelt ‘kn’ and less often ‘gn’ at the beginning of words.

Homework: Thank you to everyone who handed in their Maths homework last week. If your child did not hand in their green homework file, please could you transfer this week’s homework and other resources I have sent home to their green file?

Homework this week will be a continuation from the last piece of Maths homework – this time focussing on numbers to 20!

Green homework files are due back on Thursday 1st October 2020.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Homework

We have had a great first full week in school! The children have been very busy and it has been lovely getting to know all of them individually.

I have sent home their first piece of homework today in a green file. We have been looking at forming our numbers carefully and correctly this week with many children reversing their numbers or not recognising some numerals. This weeks homework focuses on numbers to 9 and has a few little fun activities to complete at the end of each page. This is to be kept at home and completed by Friday 18th September. Please return this on Friday 18th in the morning. There will be a separate basket alongside their reading book basket, allowing me time to leave the homework files over the weekend for 72 hours before marking.

Thank you for returning their books and records this morning. We will have a look through these on Monday and make changes according to your notes. The children will be leaving school on Monday evening with a new reading back.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Edwards

Home Learning 13.7.20

This is the last week of summer term!

Maths:

Please follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This week is Week 12 – supporting videos can be found here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Year 1 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Time to the hour

Lesson 2 – Time to the half hour

Lesson 3 – Writing time

Lesson 4 – Comparing time

Year 2 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Telling time to 5 minutes

Lesson 2 – Hours and days

Lesson 4 – Compare durations of time

Literacy:

Here is a link to the story below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvguZ1YvKLw

Phonics:

Alternative spelling for air – hair stair pair

Examples of alternative air

air = ere – there where nowhere

air = ear – bear pear swear

air = are – care dare fare

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Phase-5-Alt-Spellings-for-air_Draw-the-sound-buttons-DB2015

Phase-5-Alt-spellings-revision-grid-for-air_DB2013

Phase-5-Words-that-rhyme_air_DB2015

Practise reading and spelling high frequency words – called school didn’t

Also practise reading and spelling the words off the list below…

Year 1 and 2 common exception word list

Transition Activities  – you can take these to your new teacher in September 

Year 1 to year 2 

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Year 2 to Year 3

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Thank you for all of your hard work over the last few months at home! Everyone is looking forward to seeing you all back at school in September! Keep safe and have a happy summer break 🙂  Mrs Owen

Home learning 6.7.20

Please continue to use Education City to aid home learning in Literacy, Maths and Science.

https://www.educationcity.com/

An example of a Home Learning Timetable to help with anyone struggling for a routine similar to school.

Timetable example for home learning

Maths:

Please follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This week is Week 11 – supporting videos can be found here Year-1-Summer-Week-11 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ Year-2-Summer-Week-11-1https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Year 1 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Find a half (1)

Lesson 2 – Find a half (2)

Lesson 3 – Find a quarter (1)

Lesson 4 – Find a quarter (2)

Year 2 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Litres

Lesson 2 – Temperature

Lesson 3 – O clock and half past

Lesson 4 – Quarter past and quarter to

Literacy:

Here is a link to the story below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFORvXhub28

Science: Animals including humans 

What do I eat?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-sc-008-planit-science-year-1-animals-including-humans-lesson-6-what-do-i-eat-lesson-pack

Phonics:

Alternative spelling for ar and ur

Examples of alternative ar – car part market

ar = a – father lather rather

ar = al – calm palm half almond

 

Examples of alternative ur = surf turf turn

ur = or – word world worse worm worship

ur = ear – pearl learn earth early

Practise reading and spelling high frequency words – looked who think

Also practise reading and spelling the words off the list below…

Year 1 and 2 common exception word list

Topic – Under the Sea Cooking 

starry-eyed-stan-octopus-treasure-veggie-platter-recipe

ocean-soup-recipe

 

I have loved seeing some great work already, so thank you to those who have emailed! If you would like to email me photos of your work, any arts or crafts or activities you have been doing, I would love to see them! You can email me on edwards.l@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Keep safe and keep smiling 🙂

Home Learning 29.6.20

Please continue to use Education City to aid home learning in Literacy, Maths and Science.

https://www.educationcity.com/

An example of a Home Learning Timetable to help with anyone struggling for a routine similar to school.

Timetable example for home learning

Maths:

Please follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This week is Week 10 – supporting videos can be found here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Year 1 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Ordering numbers

Lesson 2 – Recognising coins

Lesson 3 – Recognising notes

Year 2 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Measure mass in grams

Lesson 2 – Measure mass in kilograms

Lesson 3 – Compare volume

Lesson 4 – Milliltres

Literacy:

Here is a link to the story below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn1FBkrHNKg

Science: Animals including humans 

Animal Bodies

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-sc-007-planit-science-year-1-animals-including-humans-lesson-5-animal-bodies-lesson-pack

Activity Sheet Bizarre Beasts

Activity Sheet Animal Bodies

 

Phonics:

Alternative spelling for i and ear 

Examples of alternative i –

i = y – funny happy Mummy Daddy

i = ey – donkey volley trolley valley

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-4720.htm

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-213.htm

Examples of alternative ear =

ear = ere – here mere severe

ear = eer – beer sheer veer

Phase-5-alt-spellings_EAR-story-DB-2012

Phase-5-alt-spellings-grid-for_ear_DB2013

Practise reading and spelling high frequency words – Mr, Mrs, took, home 

Also practise reading and spelling the words off the list below…

Year 1 and 2 common exception word list

Topic – Under the Sea Crafts 

Make an under the sea show box habitat

 

I have loved seeing some great work already, so thank you to those who have emailed! If you would like to email me photos of your work, any arts or crafts or activities you have been doing, I would love to see them! You can email me on edwards.l@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Keep safe and keep smiling 🙂

 

Home learning 22.6.20

Please continue to use Education City to aid home learning in Literacy, Maths and Science.

https://www.educationcity.com/

An example of a Home Learning Timetable to help with anyone struggling for a routine similar to school.

Timetable example for home learning

Maths:

Please follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This week is Week 9 – supporting videos can be found here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Year 1 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Counting to 100

Lesson 2 – Partitioning numbers

Lesson 3 – Comparing numbers (1)

Lesson 4 – Comparing numbers (2)

Year 2 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Measure length (cm)

Lesson 2 – Compare lengths

Lesson 3 – Four operations with lengths

Lesson 4 – Compare mass

Literacy:

Here is a link to the story below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAsWp7RQqr8

Science: Animals including humans 

Grouping animals

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-sc-006-planit-science-year-1-animals-including-humans-lesson-4-grouping-animals-lesson-pack

Activity Sheet Grouping Animals

Animal Pictures Resource Sheet

Phonics:

Alternative spelling for s, z u 

Examples of alternative s – sick sit sink

st = listen, whistle, castle

se = house grease purse

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Phase-5-Alt-Spellings_s-Draw-the-sound-buttons-DB2015

Phase-5-revision-alt-spellings-grid-for-s-DB2013

Examples of alternative z = zip zap zoo

se = please tease cheese

Phase-5-alt-spell-for_-z-sound-table-cards-DB2010

Phase-5-alt-spell-for-z-table-cards–Sassoon–DB2015

Phase-5-alt-spellings_revision-grid-for-z-DB2013

Phase-5-Alt-Spelling-z-Draw-the-sound-buttons-DB2015

 

Examples of alternative u = spelt o sounds like u

= son come some done

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Phase-5-alt-spell-for-u-Table-Cards–Sassoon–DB2015

Phase-5-Alt-spellings_revision-grid-for-u-DB2013

Phase-5-Alt-Spellings-for-u_Draw-the-sound-buttons-DB2015

Pracise reading and spelling high frequency words – people would or 

Also practise reading and spelling the words off the list below…

Year 1 and 2 common exception word list

 

I have loved seeing some great work already, so thank you to those who have emailed! If you would like to email me photos of your work, any arts or crafts or activities you have been doing, I would love to see them! You can email me on edwards.l@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Keep safe and keep smiling 🙂

 

Home Learning 15.6.20

Please continue to use Education City to aid home learning in Literacy, Maths and Science.

https://www.educationcity.com/

An example of a Home Learning Timetable to help with anyone struggling for a routine similar to school.

Timetable example for home learning

Maths:

Please follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This week is Week 8 – supporting videos can be found here

Year 1 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 Make arrays 2020

Lesson 2 Make doubles 2020

Lesson 3 Make equal groups – sharing 2020

Lesson 4 Make equal groups – grouping 2020

Year 2 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes

Lesson 2 – Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes

Lesson 3 – Sort 2D and 3D shapes

Lesson 4 – Merge 2D and 3D shapes

 

Literacy:

Here is a link to the story below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KznvI5gnnvQ

Science:

Sense detectives:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-sc-005-planit-science-year-1-animals-including-humans-lesson-3-sense-detectives-lesson-pack

Activity Sheet Paw Prints

Activity Sheet Sense Detectives

Adult Guidance Sense Detectives

Sense Detectives Investigation

Phonics:

Alternative spelling for n, r and m.

Examples of alternative n = gnat gnaw sign

= knit knob knew

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Examples of alternative r = wrap wrong wrote

= right red rang

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Examples of alternative m = lamb bomb thumb

= mum man moan

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Pracise reading and spelling high frequency words – their going

Also practise reading and spelling the words off the list below…

Year 1 and 2 common exception word list

 

I have loved seeing some great work already, so thank you to those who have emailed! If you would like to email me photos of your work, any arts or crafts or activities you have been doing, I would love to see them! You can email me on edwards.l@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Keep safe and keep smiling 🙂

 

Home learning 8.6.20

Please continue to use Education City to aid home learning in Literacy, Maths and Science.

https://www.educationcity.com/

An example of a Home Learning Timetable to help with anyone struggling for a routine similar to school.

Timetable example for home learning

Maths:

Please follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This week is Week 7 – supporting videos can be found here Year-1-Week-7 Year-2-Week-7

Year 1 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 Count in 2s 2019

Lesson 2 Count in 5s 2019

Lesson 3 Count in 10s 2020

Lesson 4 Add equal groups 2020

Year 1 Answers:

Lesson 1 answers:

Lesson 2 answers:

Lesson 3 answers:

Lesson 4 Answers Add equal groups 2020

Year 2 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 Unit fractions 2019

Lesson 2 Non-unit fractions 2019

Lesson 3 Find a half 2019

Lesson 4 Find a quarter 2019

Answers:

Lesson-1-Answers-Unit-fractions-2019

Lesson-2-Answers-Non-unit-fractions-2019

Lesson-3-Answers-Find-a-half-2019

Lesson 4 answers:

Literacy:

Here is a link to the story below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpJumAZx1t8

Science:

Senses:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-sc-004-planit-science-year-1-animals-including-humans-lesson-2-senses-lesson-pack

Go on a walk or sit in your garden and see what your senses can pick up – fill in this sheet to record your findings

Senses Walk

Phonics:

Alternative spelling for ch and j.

Examples of alternative ch = catch pitch fetch

= picture feature creature

= chip chap chick

Alternative-Spellings-for-ch-Table-Worksheet

Examples of alternative j = fudge sledge badger

= judge jet joker

Alternative spelling j Activity Sheet

Pracise reading and spelling high frequency words – oh how did man

Also practise reading and spelling the words off the list below…

Year 1 and 2 common exception word list

 

I have loved seeing some great work already, so thank you to those who have emailed! If you would like to email me photos of your work, any arts or crafts or activities you have been doing, I would love to see them! You can email me on edwards.l@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Keep safe and keep smiling 🙂

 

Home Learning 1.6.20

Please continue to use Education City to aid home learning in Literacy, Maths and Science.

https://www.educationcity.com/

An example of a Home Learning Timetable to help with anyone struggling for a routine similar to school.

Timetable example for home learning

Maths:

Please follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This week is Week 6 – supporting videos can be found here Year-1-Week-6 Year-2-Week-6

Year 1 Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Measure mass 2019

Lesson 2 – Compare mass 2019

Lesson 3 – Introduce capacity and volume 2019

Lesson 4 – Measure capacity 2019

Year 1 Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Measure mass 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Compare mass 2019

Lesson 3 Answers – Introduce capacity and volume 2019

Lesson 4 Answers – Measure capacity 2019

Year 2 Worksheets:

Lesson-1-The-10-times-table-2019

Lesson-2-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2019

Lesson-3-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2019

Lesson-4-Odd-and-even-numbers-2019

Year 2 answers:

Lesson-1-Answers-The-10-times-table-2019

Lesson-2-Answers-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2019

Lesson-3-Answers-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2019

Lesson-4-Answers-Odd-and-even-numbers-2019

Literacy:

Science:

The human body

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-sc-003-planit-science-year-1-animals-including-humans-lesson-1-my-body-lesson-pack

Word and Picture Body Parts Matching Game

Activity Sheet Body Template

Activity Sheet Body Parts Labels

To make it more practical, if you have chalks you could draw around your body on the floor outside and label that way.

Phonics:

Alternative pronunciation for e and ey.

Examples of alternative e = he she be

= bedroom send

Examples of alternative ey = they grey obey

= monkey donkey honey

Pracise reading and spelling high frequency words – laughed, want, over

Also practise reading and spelling the words off the list below…

Year 1 and 2 common exception word list

 

I have loved seeing some great work already, so thank you to those who have emailed! If you would like to email me photos of your work, any arts or crafts or activities you have been doing, I would love to see them! You can email me on edwards.l@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Keep safe and keep smiling 🙂