We made it to the last half term and you have done such an awesome job so far!
Here is your homework grid with a selection of challenges for you to have a go at. There aren't as many but generally they're a bit bigger and will take a little longer. Taking this into account, I have also given each one more points so that you have to do less tasks to get your certificates.
50 points for a bronze award
70 points for a silver award
100 points for a gold award
Please also remember how important it is to keep up that regular reading, reviewing of common exception words, handwriting and spelling.
Although we will introduce 2 new words (with the same spelling rule in) each week please still keep checking in to those older rules as that's the best way to get them to stick. They can all be found in their long yellow spelling book.
Remember with your reading that the book talk that goes around the book is equally important so reading half a book and having a good question about what's happened, will happen and why is awesome! We'll continue with this our end too.
Thank you to all the grown ups for your support and to the little people for their hard work! :)
This half term is very much about getting in the swing of things and so I'm asking for your support with the following things with your children:
*5minutes reading - at least 4 times a week
*CE word practise - a few times a week
*A selection of tasks from the homework grid below
Please upload your homework to Google Classroom and I will comment on it there. It would also be lovely to see children commenting on each others' homework too.
The Government created this collection of lots of the resources that are out there to support your child's learning from home. It huge!
See you soon in Google Classroom.
Here are a few more bits that I’ve found that might be useful or you might enjoy.
https://www.buyagift.co.uk/things-to-do-at-home- Buy a Gift have a selection of links to things that you can do from your own home; some will be known to you already but there might be a few new ones in there.
BBC Bitesize are bringing out daily sessions from Monday 20thApril. They also say that they will have a channel dedicated to education on BBCiPlayer so that will probably be worth checking out too.
I know there are lots of you that are baking at the moment. I love baking so Cake International is something I go to regularly. This year they’re going online so their competition is open for entries until 20thApril. You have to bake and photograph your goodies. Look at the entry specification for more details.
https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/60%2B%20Virtual%20Tours%20and%20Trips.docx?token=AWxKqinO5pYxMdGDvn9vpFBd28sT7wDihQ8jyorDP3LbCoeH4_wesPs8xgPrHpUVYCzpdcDgW06TAFQwDBUiX-jGgFWL47CHUywmeBXPgXf4Tgh7yIZT9UzR3ohsh8Mzx1-DsCXm0HtUSoRUGQJ82juPtAH8vnPPVQ4qvYFKTdMN21THYKHEpFEetdtoZA8lWOTnPCvzRNoDQ8itc4Na0PmW– this link takes you on lots of online trips that you won’t be able to do in person. Hopefully a bit of fun!
Hope you’re all doing well and staying safe. Don’t forget to sign up for Google Classroom for after Easter.
I just wanted to check in while we’re all away from school because of the current pandemic.
I hope that everyone is staying safe inside and you’re all keeping your minds and bodies healthy. There is so much out there at the moment to keep us all occupied, I thought I would compose a list of some of these that you might like to get to get involved in.
Firstly, this guy has complied a great list so I take no credit for this (scroll down past the first few videos to all of the links):
Then I have found the following bits that I thought might be interesting:
PE with Joe Wicks Monday-Friday at 9am –live stream on Youtube or catch up on the 5 minute movers videos on Youtube too.
Wildlife with Steve Backshall –9:30 every week day on Facebook Steve is answering questions about wildlife etc.
Science with Maddie Moate –Weekdays at 11am Maddie and Greg chat on YouTube about Science and nature.
Daily dance classes with Oti Mabuse on Facebook. Live streamed at 11:30 but you can catch up with classes at any time.
Free access to www.themathsfactor.com–Carol Voderman’s website
Storytime with David Walliams at 11am on his website (lots of authors are doing this so it’s worth a search.)
Gareth Metcalfe has some Primary Maths problem solving resources and is setting problems too. Search for him on Facebook but be aware that lots of his resources of for KS2. There are few bits suitable for us though.
Mathlectics.com also have a free trial at the moment.
Chester Zoo on Facebook have loads of videos of feeding time and a virtual tour of the zoo.
Sport England have a Stay in, work out campaign full of information which is available at www.sportengland.org
These guys have a free pack that you can download
These yoga bits do have a fee but it’s not super expensive so might be worth a look:
Otherwise you can find Yoga on YouTube by searching Cosmic Kids Yoga – they’re child friendly videos.
Some online safety resources:
GymRun is the fitness tracker that we sign up to. This is his YouTube channel with some videos to have a go at:
Hamilton Trust – you have to pay for this in general but there are 100’s of resources available for free too.
Money challenges available here:
Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering resources available here:
Primary League Stars – a range of Maths, Literacy and fun activities:
The Entertainer have created a Boredom busting hub which can be found at www.thetoyshop.com/boredom-busting-hub
And the Scouts have created a document entitled The Great Outdoors which is full of ideas.
I hope some of these are useful. As always, do what you feel is right for you; there’s learning involved in everything and right now we all need to be feeling as secure as possible. We are here and would love to see what you’re up to. I’ll see you in Year 1’s Google Classroom hopefully after Easter!
Login details are in your reading record or were attached to the front of your pack if you weren’t in during the last week.
I hope you are all safe and well! We have started putting together some home learning website pages for you. These sites can give you some great online lessons during your time away from school and some fantastic resources for the children. I am sure, as time goes on, this bank of links will grow so please keep coming back and checking out our homework section!
We are also busy developing Google Classroom for you. It will be ready in a few weeks and teachers will place content on there for your children to use at home. We have recorded a small demonstration video on how to access Google Classroom and this can be found in the Video Resource Centre by clicking the link below.
*5 mins reading at least 4 times
*5 mins handwriting
*Complete a selection of the challenges from this half term's grid