Monday 1st June
If you have any question or queries about the work on the KS1 classroom during the day, please contact Mrs Dyer by emailing email@example.com and she will be able to help you. Please bear with us while we adjust to this new way of working.
You can still email Miss Fittall, Miss Vickery and Mrs Jenkinson with updates, queries and photos, but please be aware that they will not be able to respond during the school day.
Monday 1st June
Good Morning Everyone! If you aren't returning to school today, don't worry - you can find home learning here!
As always - please remember to just manage what you can and take things at your own pace. There is no expectation that you need to complete absolutely everything, everyday.
Writing - Story
This week we are going to read one of my favourite books and lots of our learning will link to this. It's a beautifully illustrated book and I'll try to share the pictures with you as much as I can. Watch the video to see me read the book.
Whether you are in Year 2, Year 1 or Reception and are working from home today, you can still join in with my English lesson! I have included some prompts below directly linked to each age group.
We are going to write a story this week, based on this text. We will use our FANTASTIC lenses, which I know you're all familiar with.
Plot Point 1 - Opening the story
Today you need to write the opening to the story. The first two pages of the book read: "Erin Pike lived with her mum and her dog Archie near a big fishing town. She longed to go out to sea, but it was too dangerous..."
1. Think of an effective story starter, for example 'Once upon a time, One glorious day, Far away, in a big fishing town...'
2. Use your noticing lens to set the scene and describe the setting. What was Erin looking at?
3. Describe the sounds Erin could hear. Think about when you go to the seaside - what might you hear?
4. Describe what was Erin thinking. What were her inner thoughts?
Read my example for a few ideas.
Year 2, you should be able to confidently use capital letters and full stops in the right places. See if you can include exclamation marks or commas.
To challenge yourself, include some interesting adjectives or some adverbs.
Year 2 Parents
This week marks the start of the final term of the year. Obviously it's not quite what we had imagined! You may be wondering what the end of year expectations for Year 2 writing are - so I have included them to the right. This is not to make you panic or worry, but I know some people are interested in this. Once children return to school, whenever that may be, support will be in place to catch them up where necessary. My writing unit this week will also give children opportunities to practise these things. Remember to just manage what you can :)
Reception and Year 1: If you are joining the Virtual Classroom and you are in Reception or Year 1, focus on writing 3 simple sentences - one noticing sentence, one hearing sentence and one 'thoughts' sentence. You can challenge yourself by using an opening sentence such as 'Once upon a time there was a little girl called Erin'. You might also like to try and include an adjective but most importantly, remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. And use phonics to help you with your spelling.
Reception and Year 1 - Spend some time on PhonicsPlay. Choose the Phase you are currently working on. Reception Class we are on Phase 4. If you would like to do some practical phonics, check out the Reception Class Phonics Ideas page (click the button to the right).
Year 2 - Miss Fittall has set Spelling Shed up for you for the rest of the term. Spend time today working on your spellings.
Year 2 - Spend some time on Read Theory or log on to Collins Connect and read a book. Remember to complete the activity at the end.
Year 1/ R - Log into Collins Connect and read a book of your choice. Remember to complete the activity at the end.
Maths - Measure
Each day this week we will focus on a different aspect of measure. I will differentiate this across the three year groups.
Today we will focus on 'Time' as our element of measure. Some of you have completed activities linked to this already, but these tasks should hopefully be different. There are printable resources below should you want to use them.
Create a storyboard to show the events in your day (can be today, yesterday, a favourite day or a made up day!). Draw pictures or write a summary of what each event is and sequence the events in order. Add the time on the clock underneath, and write the time next to the clock in words. Try to include at least one: o'clock time, half past, quarter past, quarter to, five past, five to.
Can you create a storyboard to recount your day yesterday (or today, or a made up day!)? Draw a picture for each part of your daily routine. Can you use the storyboard to tell someone about your day, using the following key words: first, next, then, after that, morning, afternoon, evening?
Our focus today will be on sequencing events by time. Can you order the pictures from Ted's day and talk about when each one might happen (document included below) ? Use the language of time.
Reception Maths Activity
Year 1 Maths Activity
Year 2 Maths Activity
Afternoon - Art
For your art this afternoon, I would like you to draw, paint or make a model of a lighthouse. If you have the materials to make a model, you might like to add a tealight to the top, like our example below.
- Look up the purpose of a lighthouse and find out how they work.
- Draw in your home learning book a design, or an initial sketch.
- Then, carefully create your representation of a lighthouse.
Every day we will give you a suggested mindfulness or well-being activity. This is just an idea and is optional.
Spend some time with your family playing games. Board games are brilliant for social development, and also help to develop many other skills. But ultimately, they're great fun!