HOME LEARNING UPDATES!
It is with a heavy heart I am posting on here and not seeing and teaching the children myself! Mrs Trencher and I were upset and sorry we didn't get to give all the children a big hug and get to say goodbye for a while last week.
The children have been wonderful to teach; they have made us laugh, taught us lessons and definitely helped us to stay organised and on track! We really have had lots of fun!
We have been very proud of their enthusiasm, work ethic, achievements and progress! We can only hope that we all get to work together again before the end of the academic year!
This is going to be a difficult and at times challenging time for us all over the coming weeks and months! Whilst I would love you all to embrace the time you have together in your homes with learning outdoors, doing fun activities I know that lots of parents would also appreciate some kind of routine and structure to their days, especially with regards to home school learning. I have therefore attached a 'flexible' timetable for you to use, change or adapt to suit you and your child. It may also help because it's come from 'their teacher.'
I have also attached a grid for maths learning using 'My Maths', some White Rose Maths ideas and other suggested places to find learning. This, along with your learning pack I sent home, should keep you busy until after the Easter holidays at least.
I will endeavour to keep you updated and keep posting suggestions after Easter.
Please give the children a big hug from us both. Stay safe and look after each other and we'll look forward to when the time comes to continue our lives as normal.
Miss Riddell and Mrs Trencher xx
Use your Classroom Secrets Login for - SPAG lessons
- Times tables games
- Reading comprehensions
In Science, we have been finding out about habitats and why they are suitable for different plants and creatures. The children have hunted for habitats around the school grounds, noting what they find in each place (under leaves, in the soil) - they could do the same in the garden, maybe taking photos of anything they find.
We had planned to make "bug hotels", which would be a great activity to do together - I've attached some photos of some examples! Redtedart website has some good plans/explanations on how to do it! You can make it as simple or complicated as you wish. It would be lovely to see some photos of what you make!
After Easter, our topic would be Plants - another way to get the children outdoors! They could observe any changes in the garden, maybe taking photos or sketching, and talk about what plants need to help them grow (light, water, nutrients). We usually do a hydroponics experiment - growing seeds without soil. It's a really simple experiment, which the children love. I've attached the plan at the bottom of the page - it's "plants lesson 3 resources".
Good websites to try:
- timestables.co.uk - good practise and we've used this at school
- maths salamander - mental maths sheets to print off
- CBeebies "Let's Celebrate" clips about different religions and festivals, especially anything on Easter, Pesach or Eid
- BBC Teach KS1 RE - also has some good RE clips/stories
White Rose Fractions
OLD at present
Dates for your Diary
Half term 17th - 21st February
End of term 3rd April