Home Learning WC: 18.5.2020

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:

A useful link for Maths is below, following the White Rose Maths scheme of learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

The children would benefit from lots of counting to 100, practise partitioning numbers into tens and ones and comparing numbers using the language ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’.

Literacy:

The story “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth By Eric Carle, links nicely to our class topic ‘Jungles and Rainforests’. A link to the Youtube version of the story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZX39Nc20Ys

Here are some ideas for reading and writing activities that can be used with the children at home.

Slowly Slowly Slowly said the sloth activity ideas

Science:

If you are able and have a garden, a nice idea would be to plant your own seeds/plants – I have received some lovely photos of children making their own vegetable gardens – apologies for not uploading more examples of children’s home learning! When I upload the photos, for some reason they don’t upload properly and cut parts of the photos off (usually the children’s’ heads)!!!

Phonics:

Alternative pronunciation for ou.

Examples of alternative ou = you, soup, group

= could, would, should

= shoulder, mouldy, boulder

Also to practise reading and spelling the high frequency words many, good, away (if the children were to sound these out to help with spelling then they could be spelt wrong, they need to recognise them from memory).

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 🙂

Mrs Edwards

Home Learning WC: 11.5.20

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

https://www.educationcity.com/

I have made an example of a Home Learning Timetable to help with anyone struggling for a routine similar to school. This is for you to use if you wish but please do not feel pressured to follow!

Timetable example for home learning

Maths:

A useful link for Maths is below, following the White Rose Maths scheme of learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Please practise making number bonds to 10 and 20 e.g. 9 + 1 = 10, 6 + 4 = 10, 19 + 1 = 20, 16 + 4 = 20 and counting in 2, 5 and 10. Having these skills embedded in the children’s learning helps support all areas of Maths.

Literacy:

Some ideas linked to our topic ‘Jungles and Rainforests’ –

  • Introduce children to ‘A rumble in the jungle’ https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/rumble-in-the-jungle/. Encourage children to think about how the animals move, what they look etc.  Try to get some adjectives (describing words) for each animal. Children to record the animal (you can draw it or write its name) and write down the adjectives that are used to describe it, can you add anymore adjectives of your own?
  • Read the Lion section from Rumble in the Jungle, without expression. Ask the children how we could make it more interesting? Read again using an expressive voice and actions, ask them which version they preferred and why? You could role play the story using masks (look on Twinkl for these or make your own); remember to use lovely expression and actions. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Why not record your performance and email it to me at edwards.l@shawburystmarys.co.uk – I would love to see your work!
  • You could have a go at filling in this table to describe different animals found in the poem; this will support writing your own poem. Found Animal poem table
  • Using the found poem table, we can use this to write our own animal poem. A structure in mind could be: Where it lives, what it looks like x2, how it moves, what it sounds like.
  • Once you have your poem draft, you could write it out neatly and illustrate it. Here is a lovely page border you may wish to use. Again, I would love to see any poems you come up with! Lined jungle border

Science:

Our Science topic this term is Plants. There are lots of games, activities and worksheets I have put onto Education City, so please have a look at these. If you are able and have a garden, a nice idea would be to plant your own seeds/plants – I am trying to grow some strawberries in hanging baskets (I hope they work)!

Phonics:

Alternative pronunciation for y.

Examples of alternative y = sky, reply, fry, by, my, spy (makes a long ’igh’ sound)

= lolly, merry, crunchy, happy, very, funny (makes a long ‘e’ sound)

= gym, crystal, cygnet, mystery, pyramid (makes a short ‘i’ sound)

Also to practise reading and spelling the high frequency words mouse, once, put, could (if the children were to sound these out to help with spelling then they could be spelt wrong, they need to recognise them from memory).

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

I hope you are all keeping well!

Mrs Edwards

Home Learning WC: 20.4.2020

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and have had lots of chocolate over Easter!

From Monday 20th April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons to help pupils expand their learning and to aid parents to engage children of all ages with learning at home.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Topic/Literacy

If we were in school this half term, our Topic would have changed to Jungles and Rain forests. Twinkl have some great ideas and resources to support this topic! I have attached the Twinkl mind map of lesson ideas to refer to if you wish.

A nice idea for a Literacy lesson over a few days could be to research different jungle animals and make an information book/leaflet.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Lesson Ideas for Jungles

Maths

I have updated Education City and put lots more resources online for the children to access. Please also have a look at White Rose Maths online as this is what we follow in school and the children are familiar with it.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Science

Our Science topic this term is Plants – I have set work on Education City. Also linked to our topic of Jungles and Rain forests, you could research animals that live in the jungle/rain forest. Think about where they live? What they eat? How they adapt to their surroundings? Etc.

Phonics

Alternative pronunciations for  ie and ea.

Examples of alternative ie = chief, field, thief, yield, shield, die, pie

Examples of alternative ea = head, deaf, ready, bread, heaven, sea, read, leaf

Also to practise reading and spelling the high frequency words thought, any, and saw (if the children were to sound these out to help with spelling then they could be spelt wrong, they need to recognise them from memory).

Art

You could draw your favourite Jungle animal and colour/paint it. Maybe make a collage of a jungle animal or get some chalk and draw one outside on the pavement. You could look at the fur of a jungle animal and draw/paint the pattern on the fur.

PE

PE with Joe Wicks every morning at 9am!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

I hope this helps to give some ideas for home learning – take care and enjoy the sun!

Mrs Edwards

 

 

Home Learning Week 2 – WC 30.3.20

I hope you are all keeping safe and well, I am very much missing Squirrels class!

A few ideas for this week:

Phonics

Alternative pronunciations for ow e.g. low, slow, show, window, bowl, grow, tow, how, growl, down, gown, brown.

Practise reading ‘again’ and ‘different’ and practise spelling the words one, make, here (high frequency words).

Topic 

Our topic this term is ‘Toys in the past and present’ –  there are many ideas on the internet to follow this topic and Twinkl have plenty of resources for you to use if you’d like to continue learning about this theme.

Maths

It’s great to see many of you have accessed Education City! I can see who has completed activities on here so will keep an eye on it to post more resources when needed. Please also visit White Rose Maths which is the scheme of learning we use in class

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

Any reading or writing that can be completed during your time at home is extremely beneficial! Please read, read, read! When writing, please ensure you are remembering your basic writing skills – capital letters and full stops, neat (precursive) handwriting, adjectives, conjunctions and, but and because and always read your work back regularly to check that it makes sense.

Missing you all very much! Take care of yourselves.

Mrs Edwards

Home Learning

Dear parents and carers,

I appreciate that this is a difficult time and will try very hard to support the children with supplying as many home-schooling resources possible. I will be posting any details and information on our class page about Phonics and any other activities that we would have carried out in class or that I think will be useful for the children to complete while at home in the upcoming weeks. I have supplied the children with a red home learning book today to record any work they wish to complete, as I am sure you can imagine printing many worksheets for each child is very difficult. Any work you wish to use that is set on Education City can be copied from the computer into the red book or printed at home if you prefer.

Reading Books

The children have all been given two reading books (linked to their phonics phase) and an additional book to read of their choice. Please encourage as much reading as possible and lots of other texts can be read to keep up their progress e.g. books at home, magazines, comics, etc.

Phonics – Letters and Sounds

Squirrels class complete Letters and Sounds lessons everyday and are currently learning the alternative pronunciation of ‘u’. Please find attached the order in which phonics is taught in our school and the letters and sounds official book as a PDF. The PDF gives all of the rules for the sounds and different ideas for games.

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It will also be useful for children to stay familiar with letters and sounds phase 3, 4 and 5 as we refer to and use these sounds daily during guided reading and literacy lessons. Below are some sound mats, flash cards and key words to help you with this, as well as my previous post.

Phase 2 – 5 Tricky Words Phase 3 Sound mat Phase 5 Flash Cards Phase 5 Sound mat

The Twinkl website and phonics play is free to parents at the moment and has many activities and games to support children’s learning:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Education City

The children have all been given their Education City login details in their reading records (any children absent – I have tried to send these home and their red books with children who live nearby to pass on, please could you check your children’s bags in case you have an additional one of an absent child). I have posted plenty of Maths, Literacy, Phonics and Science activities for your children to be working through online. I have posted a lot as I know every child works at a different pace but there is no expectation for children to complete them all in a set amount of time. I can see when they have been completed so I can add more when needed. Please feel free to also explore the website freely and complete any other activities in other curriculum areas.

Other useful websites

This brilliant ebook website is currently free. It has a great range of fiction and non fiction books for children to access:

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==

I hope this is helpful and I will try to do my best to support in any way I can.

Best Wishes

Mrs Edwards

Phonics WC 24.2.20

This week we will be focusing on sounds:

  • with a soft and hard c e.g. cat, cold, city, ice.
  • with a soft and hard g e.g. get, got, gem, gym.

Tricky words to recap are who, because, out, made and came

We have had a great first day back! The children have enjoyed drawing and describing their favourite toys to their friends.

Challenge: Before next lesson (next Monday), the children have been challenged to ask an older person at home or at school what they used to play with when they were younger. I have suggested that they make a note of this or take a picture to remind themselves to share with the class in Monday’s session. 

Kind regards

Mrs Edwards

Phonics WC: 3.2.20

Common exception/high frequency words (these are tricky words that they cannot sound out to support spelling). Please take some time to review them with the children at home so they become familiar with reading and spelling these.

Year 1: school, pull, house

Year 2: year 1 + improve, should, who

The sounds we will be focusing on this week are Phase 5 alternative pronunciations for i and o.

Words that the children may want to practise spelling at home are:

i = fin, tin, lid, grit/find, mind, kind, child

o = hot, not, old/no, open, go, so

The children will not be tested on these but additional practise at home will help them with phonics work in class.

To encourage lots of reading at home, we would like the children to remember to change their book (place it in the blue basket in class for Mrs Murphy to change) when they come in in the mornings. Mrs Murphy will ensure the child has read the book at least two times, fluently and then give the child a raffle ticket. The raffle tickets will be put into a bag and drawn on a Friday. The more times they read the more chances they have of winning the raffle prize!

Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs Edwards

Phonics this week

Common exception/high frequency words (these are tricky words that they cannot sound out to support spelling). Please take some time to review them with the children at home so they become familiar with reading and spelling these.

Year 1: ask, full, our

Year 2: year 1 + hour, move, sure

The sounds we will be focusing on/revisiting this week are Phase 5 au, oe, a-e, ey and e-e

Words that the children may want to practise spelling at home are:

au – Paul, haul, launch, August, author, automatic

oe – toe, Joe, woe, foe, tomatoes, goes, heroes

a-e – take, game, cake, make, date, sake, escape

ey – jockey, valley, trolley, donkey, turkey, monkey

e-e – Pete, compete, Steve, Eve, extreme, theme

The children will not be tested on these but additional practise at home will help them with phonics work in class.

Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs Edwards

Phonics sounds covered this week

Common exception/high frequency words (these are tricky words that they cannot sound out to support spelling). Please take some time to review them with the children at home so they become familiar with reading and spelling these.

Year 1: my, come, one

Year 2: year 1 + class, plant, bath

The sounds we will be focusing on/revisiting this week are Phase 5 wh, ph and ew

Words that the children may want to practise spelling at home are:

wh = when, which, wheel, whisper, where, what (w)

wh = who, whole, whom (h)

ph = dolphin, alphabet, elephant, phonics, phantom, Philip (f)

ew = blew, chew, grew, drew, screw, crew

The children will not be tested on these but additional practise at home will help them with phonics work in class.

Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs Edwards