The Government has funded a new set of phonics videos. There is a daily lesson posted here.
The Year 1 lessons are the most appropriate. Good reminders for Y2 in these lessons too. There is a new lesson each day, but you can also watch the old lessons once they have gone out.
Our new topic is 'Where on Earth?'
Together we will travel to some exciting countries around the World and explore the different geographical features, cultures, habitats and famous artists from these countries. There are so many different places to visit and things to learn. We hope you enjoy travelling with us...
Week commencing 6.7.20
This week we are travelling to the USA to find out about this enormous country. It has many amazing lively cities as well as vast open spaces known as plains. We are also going to learn about some very different styles of art as we explore that created by Native American Indians and the modern abstract artist Jackson Pollock.
Week Commencing 29.6.20
This week we are visiting India. Another large country with lots of different geographical features from mountain ranges to sandy beaches. It is a colourful country which celebrates many different festivals such as Diwali, 'The festival of light' and Holi 'The festival of colour' due to its many religions. India is the home to many amazing animals the most famous and largest is the Elephant. Which other animals live here? Enjoy exploring...
Week commencing 22nd June
This week we will be exploring China. China is another enormous country with lots of exciting landmarks and features. Which continent is China on? Can you locate it on a map or globe? Many of the buildings here are old and traditional but others are new and incredibly modern. Which do you prefer? It also has some amazing wildlife to discover. It also has some amazing wildlife to discover such as Pandas, Tigers and birds and Koi carp. The animals, birds and fish are used in many Chinese paintings. Have fun exploring...
Week Commencing 15.6.20
This week we are exploring Russia. The largest country in the world. It is so big it is actually spread across 2 continents! Find it on a world map or globe. Do you think it will be a warm or cold country?
As it is so big it has lots of different landscapes and features as well as some rare animals. We will also be investigating the work of a famous Russian Artist - Kandinsky and producing our own Kandinsky inspired paintings, collages, sculptures and outdoor art. Have lots of fun!
Use this super video to create your own version of St Basil's Cathedral.
This colourful building can be found in Red Square in Moscow.
This Go Jetters programme has some fun facts too.
Week commencing 8.6.20
Our first destination is Brazil. Where on Earth is Brazil? Use a globe or atlas to find Brazil. What continent is it on and which sea or ocean is its coastline on?
The Amazon Rain Forest is found here and is home to many colourful birds, animals and insects. The Artist Romero Britto is from Brazil and creates bright 'Pop Art' style paintings and sculptures which we will use to inspire our own pictures and sculptures.
Brazil is a colourful and exciting country famous for its lively music and carnivals. Lets find out more....
This 'Go Jetters' programme is about the famous Rio carnival.
Hi everybody, hope you enjoyed some time off in the half term holidays. This is the last week of our Wonderful World topic. It's a great one where we'll look closely at some aerial photographs. How are they different to normal photographs? How are they different to maps? What uses might we find for aerial photographs? Next week we will be launching our new topic so watch this space!
Hello everybody. Hope that you have all been taking the opportunity to enjoy your gardens or go for lovely walks in the countryside. There is so much beautiful blossom out at the moment. All the Rowan trees and Hawthorn trees on my street look lovely and the gardens are full of tulips. Which flowers and trees can you spot? Thanks to everybody who has sent a photograph of themselves reading. You can see these pictures on the What Are You Reading section of the website next to the rainbow.
Here is the next Powerpoint in our Wonderful World topic. In these materials, a character called 'Ted' goes to visit France. It suggests you try some French foods. If you can get hold of any of them, I'd love to see some photos of you trying them and hear your thoughts.
BBC Bitesize Home Learning also has some good resources for learning about Europe and France
And so does Oak Academy. We will all be experts!!
Hello everybody, hope you enjoyed the sunshine over the bank holiday weekend and that you managed to have some kind of VE day celebration. Thank you so much to everybody who has sent a 'reading picture'. You can see all the photos on the What Are You Reading? section of the website next to the rainbow. There are lots of great recommendations there now, if you are looking for inspiration.
We are missing you all and really love hearing what you have all been up to. Don't forget to get in touch by phone or email if you have any questions or need any information.
Love Mrs Bramley and Mrs Thexton xx
Here is the fourth Powerpoint in our continents topic 'What A Wonderful World'. It's one of my favourite lessons where we look at the different climates of the world and think about the kind of animals we find in those climates and habitats. There is a lot of important vocabulary in this session including climate, temperature, changeable, temperate and tropical. It would be great if you could click through the Powerpoint with a grown-up, discussing all the maps and slides. The first sheet below provides an opportunity for you to revise the names of the continents and oceans. There are 3 options. The hardest has 3 stars. Choose the sheet which suits you best.
Slide 8 on the powerpoint will help you colour in the sheet to show the world's different climates.
The second and third sheets provide another map and pictures of different animals. If you have a printer you could print them out and stick them on your map. But if you don't, just talk to your grown up about the locations in which different animals live.
Here is the third Powerpoint in our What A Wonderful World continents topic. This week we are concentrating on journeys we have made, or could make, across the world. Which countries, cities and landmarks would we pass on our journeys? The document below gives 3 different ways of recording your journey, but you could just as easily do it on a piece of paper or in your exercise book. It might be nice to think of a holiday you have taken in the past and think about all the countries you flew over to get there!
Don't forget that Oak National Academy has some lessons to support learning about the continents. They are really fun too. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/foundation#subjects
Don't worry that these lessons are in the Y1 section. They are suitable for Y2 as well. This topic is taught across both year groups.
Here is the second Powerpoint and some resources for our topic about the different continents of the world.
Oak National Academy also has some lessons on this subject you may enjoy https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/foundation/#subjects
Hi everybody! It's strange not to be going back to school after the Easter holidays. We are missing you all so much and hope that you have been enjoying the sunshine. We have tried to call everybody during our school closure. If we haven't managed to get hold of you, Mrs Bramley will be trying to ring everybody again this Friday. We have really loved seeing the photographs of all the things you have been up to at home. Seeing your smiling faces really does make our day. Click on the rainbow on the home learning page to see pictures of what your friends have been doing.
Before the Coronavirus struck, we were planning to teach a big geography topic this summer term, looking at the oceans and seas around the world and then looking at all the different countries taking part in the Olympics. Well! There's not going to be any Olympics this year, but it is still important that KS1 children have an understanding of the continents and oceans of the world as well as details of different countries.
So, each week we will be posting a Powerpoint, worksheets and other ideas to help teach these ideas. We've decided to start with the continents. Don't worry if you don't have all the resources the Powerpoint mentions - a globe for instance - there are plenty of maps on the Powerpoint that will do instead. Feel free to go off on a tangent and do further research about different countries - especially if you've been there or intend to go there! Don't feel you have to fit this learning all into one session. Spread it out across the week as it suits you.
We did have a look at the continents right at the beginning of the school year, in September, so it will be interesting to see how much they can remember. More ideas coming next week.
Don't worry that the Powerpoint says Y2 at the bottom. It is suitable for Y1 children too. Some of the resources have stars on them. The sheet with one star is the easiest and the one with three stars is harder. It's up to you which one you do - but equally, you could just talk about the content. You don't have to print it out and complete unless you want to.
I've posted this week's geography topic work below as it applies to everybody. The English and maths is on the Y1 and Y2 pages.
Hello every body! Hope you are all staying safe and well. If you scroll down, all the super ideas for home learning are still on this page. But here are some new ones! Some parents have been in touch to say children are struggling to access computers, tablets and printers. All the ideas below do not require any of these resources but will really contribute to your child's learning.
If you are looking for a more formal series of lessons, which follow on day by day, please go to the Y1 and Y2 folders.
Learning through play based activities - Indoors
There are so many fun things you can do while you’re at home which will extend your learning but don’t require a computer or printer. Enjoy your time together and have fun!
In the Kitchen:
Games and Activites
Take advantage of the good weather and get outside to explore and learn. Here are just some ideas to get you started:
Week One Commencing Monday 23 March
Hello everybody! We are thinking about you all.
There are lots of ideas to be working on in the Y1 and Y2 folders, but there are some fun activities which would be really great for everybody.
Keep reading aloud to a grown up. A little everyday is ideal. Do this for pleasure. This link will help parents with questions to ask about your reading. But the main thing is to do it and enjoy it. If the questions are turning your child off, then just enjoy the book. Please also make time for reading to your child everyday. https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf
Why not write a book review telling us what it was about, whether you liked it, what your favourite bit/character was and whether you would recommend it.
Try to write a little everyday too. If you kept a diary, writing a sentence each day about something you did or something you thought about that would be great. If life is getting a little boring, write down something you would like to have done. Or pretend you are your pet! Or pretend you are your favourite footballer or the queen. It doesn't matter what you write really, but practise a little everyday.
Of course if you really like writing, then write a story or a project about whatever interests you. Mrs Bramley and Mrs Thexton would love to see it when we all get together again. A super resource to stimulate writing is to check http://www.pobble365.com/. Each day there is a new picture and if you scroll down, there are lots of different questions and prompts. Great just for a discussion too.
If you need to improve your handwriting (you know who you are!!). Go on to our normal Oak class page for Spring 2 and you will find videos showing you how to form each letter. Practise in your blue book, using the lines.
Practise counting to 100. Make sure you know what comes after 29, 39, 49 etc. That's the tricky bit. Once you've mastered it, try counting backwards across these boundaries. For example, can you count backwards from 63 to 53?
Make sure you know which coins you have and set up a shop at home. Practise buying things and getting change. Find lots of different ways of making the same amount of money. For example, how many ways can you make 15p. Remember there is no 7p or 8p coin! See if you can buy an item in your household shop for 8p and pay with a 20p. What change will you get? What change would you get from 50p or £1. Check your change! Have you been given the right amount?
Practise telling the time. This link shows an analogue and digital at the same time which is really helpful. https://www.mathsisfun.com/time-clocks.html
Use BBC iplayer to watch Numberblocks. This is an excellent programme for embedding maths skills. If possible, watch it with your child and follow up with some simple activities. For example, The episode on 12 shows how this number can be represented in different ways. You could show this at home with counters, marbles, pennies etc.
Music - the children have been learning about a piece of music called 'Connect It' by Anna Meredith. You can watch the performance here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02b5cqg .
Use this link to carry on learning the moves, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0295j47 and when you get good, perform it alongside the original piece.
For advice on phonics, please see the Y1 and Y2 pages.