HOME LEARNING WEEK 1/2
Here are electronic versions of the learning grids sent home in your home packs.
Twinkl (www.twinkl.co.uk) , phonics play and other websites are offering free use of their sites.
You can access Phonics play (www.phonicsplay.co.uk) with Username: March20 and Password: home
www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk also offer free decodable comics for children to read.
Phases of phonics:
Owls: Phase 2 and the beginning of Phase 3 (up to ng)
Robins: Phase 2 and 3
Doves and Woodpeckers: Phase 5 (but can revise Phases 3 and 4 too)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ has many educational games. We use many of the maths games in school so the children will be familiar with them.
Please take care of yourselves and stay in touch over Tapestry- we will be checking it regularly if you want to post any news about what your children are up to, or you just want to send us a message.
Mrs Evans and Mrs Norwood
We are a Reception and Year 1 class and there are 17 of us altogether. We have all had a great start to the year and have settled into school life brilliantly.
Our teachers are Mrs Norwood (Mondays and Tuesdays), Mrs Evans (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Ismay.
This morning all of Oak class went on the school bus to William's farm. We met William's grandad and he took us to meet his cows! We saw so many different coloured cows. They were very big and fluffy and loved to bounce around together.
We now feel ready to start writing about Jack and his cow from the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
William's grandad also gave us some beans...we are going to plant them and see if they too will be magic!
Today Oaks had a challenge! They had 10p to spend to make a fruit kebab. They used a menu and coins to work out how to spend their money wisely. They were also allowed to buy a 2p marshmallow- but were only allowed 1!
The children were elated to find that they could actually make them at the end! A good time had by all.....while completing maths problem solving.
Oak class have been learning all about measuring this week. Yesterday Year R were building towers taller than themselves and even managed to build one taller than Mrs Evans!
Today the children enjoyed completing various measuring investigations and activities including a car distance race, making their own rulers and solving measurement problems. They particularly enjoyed exploring the relationship between arm span/height and foot/forearm measurements.
The Great Fire of London
Oak Class have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London. Today Year 1 wrote newspaper articles about the fire. Well done Year 1!
Our class trip to Frensham Little Ponds on July 8th
Today we went to Frensham for our class trip and had a fantastic day out together. We made clay faces on the trees, walked around the whole of the pond collecting things of interest on the way. We then had a picnic lunch, an ice-cream (the highlight of the trip!) and then a play on the beach. The class were all brilliant! Thank you for a great class trip!
A Special Visit
Before Easter, Oak Class were learning about 'The History of Toys' and some of the class brought in toys from their parent's and grandparent's childhoods. Chloe brought in a steam engine that belonged to her Grandad. Oak Class really wanted to find out how it worked, so Chloe's Grandad kindly came in to show us. The children found it very exciting. Thank you very much!
Oak Class really enjoyed acting out the Easter story round the classroom. They also enjoyed trying hot cross buns while learning about how Christians celebrate Easter.
In Geography we have been learning about the countries and capital cities of the UK. Burn's Night happened to be this week, so we decided to have a day learning about Scotland. We started the day with taking a virtual tour of Edinburgh with Barnaby Bear, we then took part in many activities including- designing tartan, making Scottish flags, making thistles, tasting shortbread, making Scottish landmarks in construction and using map apps to find out more about Edinburgh.
After break we continued our activities but also made some Scottish tablet together and learnt about Burn's Night. Mrs Evans also painted our faces!
After lunch, we had a go at some Scottish country dancing, it was quite tricky but everyone tried really hard to master the steps. Mrs Evans said that she has been to many ceilidhs where adults can't get the steps quite right, so Oak Class did very well! You can see us dancing in the video resource centre.