Holiday Homework and a very Merry Christmas!

I want to start by saying a huge thank you to all parents and carers for being so supportive this term and for the wonderful cards and gifts. And a big, big thank you to the children! They have been an absolute pleasure to teach this term, they come in each morning with such happy faces and have really shown just how resilient they can be with so much disruption to their learning. Fingers crossed we have a much better 2021!

Reading: The children have been given a new reading book to enjoy over the Christmas holidays, along with a reading book they have chosen from our class library. The book chosen by the children maybe too difficult for them but the idea is to encourage a love of reading and to share this book with an adult/sibling at home. Please feel free to read this to them if they find it too tricky! In January I will have another shuffle about with groupings, so their book colour may change.

Literacy: Please see below for a short piece of writing to complete over the holidays. Please encourage your child to try hard with writing on the line, forming letters carefully and using capital letters and full stops.

Literacy homework

The children are also coming home with a new Writing book. This is to encourage the children to write freely about anything they’d like. They could write in it like a diary, record a story that they wish to share at a later date or maybe they’d like to write a letter. This will not be collected in weekly as homework but I will be asking for these back on occasion to see what they have been writing and to give them the opportunity to share with their friends.

Maths: Maths homework is to fill in the missing – or + sign to make the number sentences correct.

Maths homework

There will be no spellings homework during the Christmas holiday as we have not completed any new phonics sounds this week. Please feel free to recap on any previous spellings.

I have provided the children with a new green homework file to hopefully help with keeping all of their work together now the homework files are getting quite full. The children can keep their homework, reading book, reading record and new writing book in this file.

Reading books and records are due on the first day back (Tuesday 5th January 2021) and homework files are due back on Thursday 7th January 2021.

And finally…just a little bit of Christmas fun!

Christmas Homework

Thank you again for your support this term and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Wishing you a happy, safe and restful Christmas!

Best wishes,

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Spellings and Reading

We have had another very busy week in Squirrels class and the children have settled back very quickly after having to self isolate!

A few polite reminders:

Please ensure your child’s reading book with their record is given in every Friday. This is really important as the books being read 3 times a week in school link to the children’s book bag books that also need to be read three times a week at home. School books and book bag books focus on the same sounds which really help to support your children in making progress with their reading. New books are given out every Monday. This week we have been reassessing the children’s reading level and their book colours may change after Christmas.

Green homework files need handing in every Thursday in order to be marked and the new homework and spellings to be filed, ready to be given back out on a Friday for the weekend. I have ordered new homework zipper files to help the children carry their homework and reading books which are due to arrive next week!

Spellings: I have changed spellings slightly to focus on our weekly phonics sounds and to address any spellings we need to work on e.g. days of the week, numbers written as words, common exception words or Months of the year.

This week we have been looking at the sounds igh – “fly high”, ow – ” blow the snow” and oo – “poo at the zoo”. The spelling page is in the green homework file and underneath for you to refer to.

Spelling sheet igh ow oo

Have a good weekend!

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Home Learning Wednesday 25th November 2020

Good morning Squirrels Class!

Phonics:

Today’s lesson is the sound ‘or’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyVwq7MU7Cc

Maths:

Please watch the video clips and then complete the worksheet below. This does not need printing if you do not have access to a printer, it can just be completed on a blank piece of paper.

Year 1: Tens and ones (please watch both videos labelled tens and ones)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-11-number-place-value-within-20/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y1-Autumn-Block-4-WO3-Tens-and-ones-2019.pdf

Year 2: Find the difference

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-11-measurement-money/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO8-Find-the-difference-2019.pdf

English:

In this lesson, we will be exploring how the hatmaker’s son feels when he meets the monkeys himself.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-a-characters-thoughts-and-feelings-part-1-6xh36e

RE:

In this lesson, we will be learning all about what Jews believe about the Messiah. We will understand that different Jewish people hold different beliefs about whether the Messiah will be a person, or an age and a world that we must all bring about.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-do-jews-believe-about-the-messiah-ctjked

PE:

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Don’t forget to send me your work or photos of your work/activities to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Home Learning Tuesday 24th November 2020

Good morning Squirrels Class!

Phonics:

Today’s lesson is the sound ‘ar’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vAAxD-53q0

Maths:

Please watch the video clips and then complete the worksheet below. This does not need printing if you do not have access to a printer, it can just be completed on a blank piece of paper.

Year 1: Numbers from 11 to 20

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-11-number-place-value-within-20/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y1-Autumn-Block-4-WO2-Numbers-from-11-to-20-2019.pdf

Year 2: Find the total

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-11-measurement-money/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO7-Find-the-total-2019.pdf

English:

In this lesson, we will be writing about what happens when the hatmaker loses his hats to the monkeys, making the problem really matter for our character.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-first-problem-in-the-story-c5k64r

Music:

In this lesson, we will be learning about pulse, how to find it and how to move our body in time to the beat.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-cdk38c

PE:

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Don’t forget to send me your work or photos of your work/activities to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Home Learning Monday 23rd November 2020

Good morning Squirrels Class, I hope you have had a good weekend. Only 3 more days of home learning left and I can’t wait to see you all on Thursday!

Phonics:

Today’s lesson is the sound ‘oo’ (look at book).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH-9XQsksEc

Maths:

Please watch the video clips and then complete the worksheet below. This does not need printing if you do not have access to a printer, it can just be completed on a blank piece of paper.

Year 1: Count forwards and backwards and write numbers to 20

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-11-number-place-value-within-20/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y1-Autumn-Block-4-WO1-Count-forwards-and-backwards-and-write-numbers-to-20-in-numerals-and-words-2019.pdf

Year 2: Compare Money

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-11-measurement-money/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO6-Compare-money-2019.pdf

English:

In this lesson, we will be exploring the main character’s thoughts and feelings, given the problem he faces.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-a-recycled-characters-thoughts-and-feelings-69jpar

Science:

In this lesson, we are going to be observing the changes that occur to trees during different seasons. We will then be analysing the annual calendar and comparing events to the seasons. We will be recapping which weather can be seen in each season and how this may affect our calendar events. Lastly, we will be reading about a female scientist!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-trees-change-across-the-seasons-chhk2r

PE:

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Don’t forget to send me your work or photos of your work/activities to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Home Learning Friday 20th November 2020

Good morning Squirrels Class,

Phonics:

Today’s lesson is the sound ‘oo’.

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

Maths:

Please watch the video clips and then complete the worksheet below. This does not need printing if you do not have access to a printer, it can just be completed on a blank piece of paper.

Year 1: Patterns with 3–D and 2-D shapes https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-10-geometry-shape/

Y1-Autumn-Block-3-WO5-Patterns-with-2-D-and-3-D-shapes-2019

Year 2: Make the same amount https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-10-measurement-money/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO5-Make-the-same-amount-2019.pdf

English:

In this lesson, we will be learning how to find important information in a text when we read, using our story, ‘Monkeys and Hats’.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-information-in-the-text-75jp4t

Spellings:

Year 1: The digraphs ‘ai‘ and ‘oi’ are hardly ever used at the end of a word.

Year 1 Look cover write check

Year 2: The sound /l/ spelt with ‘-le’ at the end of words.

Year 2 look cover write check

PE:

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Don’t forget to send me your work or photos of your work/activities to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Home Learning Thursday 19th November 2020

Good morning Squirrels Class,

Phonics:

Today’s lesson is the sound ‘ow’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ty1hgMlJLQ

Maths:

Please watch the video clips and then complete the worksheet below. This does not need printing if you do not have access to a printer, it can just be completed on a blank piece of paper.

Year 1: Sort 2D shapes https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-10-geometry-shape/

Y1-Autumn-Block-3-WO4-Sort-2-D-shapes-2019

Year 2: Select money https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-10-measurement-money/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO4-Select-money-2019.pdf

English:

In this lesson, we will be learning how to use capital letters and full stops to write story sentences that make sense.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-capital-letters-and-full-stops-68v3ad

Science:

In this lesson, we are going to be looking at more detailed impressions of what scientists are and look like. This will help us begin our lesson, then we will look at understanding how the weather changes across seasons. We will be reminding ourselves of the different types of weather and comparing this to the seasons. Lastly, we will be beginning our first scientific experiment! You will need a pencil, piece of paper and your weather drawing from Monday. Please note, the lady says we are in Spring but we are now Autumn!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-does-the-weather-change-across-the-seasons-ctj34d

PE:

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Don’t forget to send me your work or photos of your work/activities to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Home Learning Wednesday 18th November 2020

Good morning Squirrels Class,

Phonics:

Today’s lesson is the trigraph ‘igh’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k47CSkUUD8M

Maths:

Please watch the video clips and then complete the worksheet below. This does not need printing if you do not have access to a printer, it can just be completed on a blank piece of paper.

Year 1: Recognise and name 2-D shapes https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-10-geometry-shape/

Y1-Autumn-Block-3-WO3-Recognise-and-name-2-D-shapes-2019

Year 2: Count money – notes and coins https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-10-measurement-money/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO3-Count-money-notes-and-coins-2019-1.pdf

English:

In this lesson, we will be retelling the main events in the story through drama and song.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retell-the-main-events-in-a-story-ccw3cd

PSHE:

In today’s lesson, you will be learning about kindness and how you can be kind at home. You will be looking at other people being kind and how it is easy to perform little, meaningful acts of kindness every day whilst at home. You will create a kindness chart to record all the lovely, caring things you’ve done – please don’t worry if you don’t have the arts and crafts, she uses. A plain piece of paper is fine!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/make-kindness-count-6ct3ge

PE:

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Don’t forget to send me your work or photos of your work/activities to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Home Learning Tuesday 17th November 2020

Good morning Squirrels Class,

Phonics:

Today’s lesson is special friends ‘ee’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93rsDtyjNfk

Maths:

Please watch the video clips and then complete the worksheet below. This does not need printing if you do not have access to a printer, it can just be completed on a blank piece of paper.

Year 1: Sort 3D shapes https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-10-geometry-shape/

Y1-Autumn-Block-3-WO2-Sort-3-D-shapes-2019

Year 2: Count money – pounds https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-10-measurement-money/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO2-Count-money-pounds-2019.pdf

English:

In this lesson, we will be learning to tell the story from memory using a four-step process called, ‘Hear, Map, Step, Speak.’

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-a-story-from-memory-cmt62t

RE:

In today’s lesson we will be learning about some of the festivals that Jews celebrate, and how they celebrate them. We will learn all about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-jewish-festivals-61k38c

PE:

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Don’t forget to send me your work or photos of your work/activities to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards

Squirrels Home Learning Monday 16th November 2020

Good morning Squirrels Class,

I hope you are all well and staying safe! I am going to miss seeing you every day in school but look forward to Thursday 26th when we can get back to normal.

To support home school learning over the next two weeks, I will be posting activity ideas on the website each morning so please keep a look out. I will not be collecting anything in once we return, however I would love to see what you have been up to during self-isolation and the work that you complete. Please send any work attachments or photos to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk I look forward to your emails!

Each day there will be a Maths and English activity and one other subject e.g. Science, History, Art, etc. For Maths work I will be using White Rose Maths which we use in class and for English I will be using a range of different resources including those from National Oak Academy, Twinkl and BBC Bitesize.

Phonics:

In phonics we have been recapping Set 1 sounds at a speedy rate to ensure there are no gaps in the children’s learning. We are now due to move onto Set 2 sounds in class. I have found some YouTube videos which helps you to see how the sounds are taught in class.

Starting with special friends ‘ay’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sAGOvIJWjc

Maths:

We have begun to look at 2D and 3D shapes in Squirrels class this week.

Year 2 children I would like you to have a look at money for your home learning.

Please watch this video clip and then complete the worksheet below. This does not need printing if you do not have access to a printer, it can just be completed on a blank piece of paper.

Year 1: Recognise and name 3D shapes  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-10-geometry-shape/

Y1-Autumn-Block-3-WO1-Recognise-and-name-3-D-shapes-2019

Year 2: Count money – pence

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-10-measurement-money/

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO1-Count-money-pence-2019.pdf

English:

Please watch the video below. This is a story about monkeys and hats which I’m sure you will enjoy! We will focus our English lessons around this story during self isolation.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-and-respond-to-a-story-6mw3ad

I would love to see your plot matrix so please don’t forget to email me your work!

Science:

Our Science topic is Seasonal Changes – In this lesson, we are going to be learning about the four seasons and the weather. We are going to learn what a scientist is and how important they are. We are going to complete an observation of the weather outside of our windows and compare this to the four seasons. Lastly, we will be identifying the different weather in the four seasons. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-do-we-know-about-the-weather-6ct30c

PE:

To keep active during self-isolation don’t forget you can follow Joe Wicks for some PE ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

We also love yoga with Cosmic Kids in Squirrels class so I have also attached a link to this too.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Don’t forget to send me your work or photos of your work/activities to 3134Squirrels@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards