Friday 7th January
This week we have started learning about dinosaurs.
Can you think of any dinosaurs you have heard of? A T Rex, triceratops or maybe another? If you don't know any yet, don't worry. Look up dinsoaurs on the internet and see how they are all different.
Here is a link to some, as an example BBC Biggest dinosaur of them all
Can you draw a picture of one?
Red Group - can you describe the dinosaur, in sentences, using adjectives? Remember, these are describing words. Challenge - include the word 'and' to provide more information. Check your sentence makes sense.
Yellow / orange groups - year ones / two - can you write a sentence to decsribe the dinosaur you have drawn? Remember to say the sentence first, start it with a capital letter, add finger spaces and a full stop.
Reception - can you verbally describe the dinosaur? Can you add two labels? Sound out carefully and use the sounds you know.
Chilli challenge - can you draw a brand new dinosaur using your imagination? Think about how tall he would be, what would he eat, where would he live? Add labels.
This week we have been learning about 2d shapes.
Can you shape hunt around your home?
Make a list of things you find which are different shapes, including circle, square, rectangle, oval, triangle, pentagon and hexagon.
Chilli challenge - can you find any cuboids, cubes or spheres? Which shape did you find most often?
In the afternoon please read and use the homework challenges for tasks.
Welcome back to school, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break with your families.
Our topic for this half term is Discover - Walking with dinosaurs.
Over the next few weeks we will be learning about dinosaurs, fact finding and reading non-fiction information to help us to become dinosaur experts. We will then be using all of our knowledge, to predict and write about a story, which features many dinosaurs. I'm sure we'll have lots of fun as we learn more about these exciting creatures.
This half term is a busy one, featuring travel, space, dinosaurs and much more....
Our topic work will involve us becoming explorers and astronuats in training; as we virtually travel around the world and beyond. Within history we will be learning about Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.
Maths begins with Geometry - exploring 2d and 3d shapes; then moving onto looking at numbers in much more detail.
In science we'll be exploring materials and which are most suitable for particular jobs,
To tell you more, I have attached our knowledge oragniser and homework sheet. Please try to complete a homework each week, if you can. As always, try to read each day too, even if it's for a few minutes.
As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me, or alternatively email at email@example.com
Use the relevant links below for each of the sessions on our timetable. Remember you will need sound on.
Remember to pause the videos to give yourselves enough time to complete the activities set and then start them playing again when you are ready.
We are so pleased you’ve chosen to start your school life with us.
In Class One, we learn through play and see your child's skills grow, so your child is ready to enjoy their school life to the full.
We love to see your home learning. Please bring your creations and achievements in to share with us.
Below are a few websites and ideas of activities to try at home. We hope you enjoy them!
If you have any questions, however large or small, please don’t hesitate to speak to us. We will be delighted to help you as much as we can. Alternatively, if you prefer to email Mrs Clark directly, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be very happy to help.
Mrs Clark, Mrs Pilling and Miss Tattersall.
Please use the knowledge organiser to learn a little about our current topics. The vocabulary dozen will help your child to become familiar with some of the terms or new language, which we will be using within our lessons.
The homework sheet provides a number of challenges which can be compeleted when your child is at home.
We really do love to see your child learning and creating beautiful pictures and projects at home, so please bring them in to share with class, or alternatively email them to myself at email@example.com
Reading is a very important skill, and one which helps your child during their time at school, and throughout their whole life. Please encourage your child to read their home reading book as often as possible. Please let them sound out words and support them to blend the sounds together rather than reading the books to your child.
Children learn a great deal from being read to too. Please read others stories to them as well, and encourage them to say what might happen next, what they like and to describe any characters too. Libraries have many beautiful picture books which I am sure your child (and you!) will enjoy.
Please regularly check your emails for any updates and for timetable ideas.
Alongside the online learning, please try to complete tasks from the homework grid, as these inlcude key learning from this half term.
We very much recognise that all children learn differently and learning through play is a vital part of children’s development.
Please try to make all of the learning fun and try not to worry if you have days when learning doesn’t go to plan. It happens to us all!
We couldn’t be more proud of our children and yourselves.
Thank you for everything you are doing throughout these difficult times and for your ongoing support as your child’s primary educator.
Here is a suggested timetable, please note this is only a guide.
|Monday||Numeracy||Break time||Phonics||Literacy||Lunch and free time||PE||Music|
|Tuesday||Numeracy||Break time||Phonics||Literacy||Lunch and free time||Science||Reading|
|Wednesday||Numeracy||Break time||Phonics||Literacy||Lunch and free time||Art||PSHE|
|Thursday||Numeracy||Break time||Phonics||Literacy||Lunch and free time||Geography||Reading|
|Friday||Numeracy||Break time||Phonics||Literacy||Lunch and free time||RE||Purple Mash - computing|
|*Please use this timetable as a guide only.|
We very much recognise that children learn differently at home, so it may be that some lessons are more challenging or children would enjoy extending their learning further / exploring other topics for a few lessons.
Please look at the lessons and use the reception / year one titles as a guide rather than feeling like you must follow the year group your child is in.
Here are the links for Spelling Shed and Purple Mash:
Phonics Play are also offering free access to their games and activities. Log in details are available on their site https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Please note that we use the cursive 'k' in our handwriting policy which is not always available in the Power points so I have attached a handwriting formation poster under the weekly phonics as a guide. I hope this helps.
We love to see your amazing work and creations.
Please take a photo of your art work, baking or anything you are especially proud of, and ask your parent or carer to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know if you are happy for them to be shared on this page and we’ll share them with everyone 👏
Learning through play ideas
There are lots of home based learning through play ideas from Alistair Bryce-Clegg at ABC Does. https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/
Music plays an important part of our children’s education at Green Haworth where EVERY child learns a musical instrument. All children have free access to musical online learning:
Log-in to Charanga Yumi and experience a whole range of musical activities and lessons. Learn to play an instrument, sing, make different rhythms and explore tempo.
Contact your child’s teacher if you do not have your log-in details.
STEM have released lots of exciting activities to do at home. Their site includes videos, experiments and activities.https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary
We know lots of Key Workers are working extra hard at the moment. Here are some ideas for celebrating our NHS heroes.
Please don’t forget to send a picture of your work in to school via email@example.com
We’d love to see your work!
If you’re looking for a short story, poem or fancy looking at some beautiful pictures have a look at The Book of Hoped. It’s completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
I’ve made these lots of times and every time they’ve turned out to be very delicious 😊
You will need an adult to help you to weigh your ingredients and with the oven.
Remember, never go near an oven when it is on. They can be very dangerous.
125g self raising flour
125g butter or margarine
125g caster sugar
2 medium sized eggs
12 bun cases
sprinkles for decoration.
1. Ask an adult to preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or gas mark 4.
2. Carefully put one bun case into each bun tray hole.
3. Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl, all at once. Make sure everything is smooth and it should look nice and creamy.
4. Carefully spoon the mix into the cases and make sure each one gets about the same amount.
5. Ask your adult for help and remember to stay away from the oven...Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
6. Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add a little water, you won’t need much! You can add food colouring if you want to.
7. When the cakes are cooked they will look nice and lightly browned.
8. When they are cool, use a spoon or butter knife to spread the icing and add sprinkles if you like.
9. The best bit...enjoy eating them and share them with your family.
Here’s a photo of ours, I’m sure yours will look just as tasty 😊
Garden bird spotting
We are very lucky to have lots of beautiful birds that we can see outside around our homes.
Why not see which birds you can spot and identify them using this RSPB website.
Whilst we’re all at home more at the moment, many museums and zoos are offering free virtual tours. It’s like they are letting you secretly visit! Shhh!
Here is a link to a list of a few to visit https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/
PE home learning games and activities can be found at https://www.thepeshed.com/
Making play dough can be enjoyable and can also develop children's arm and finger strength. You can find recipes online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs
Disco dough is a fun way to use playdough, videos can be found at https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/free-tv-happy-links/
Children's author Rob Biddulph, is releasing videos for children, to show how to draw his favourite book characters http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37 have a range of maths games online for all ages.
Literacy and phonics games can be found at https://www.education.com/games/early-literacy-concepts/
If your child has a library card they can borrow books online through https://www.borrowbox.com/
Mr Mc is a favourite of ours in class. He has created lots of videos, songs and fun things to watch and do at home for literacy and maths..
Science demonstrations and activities to do at home can be found on the following sites
Tim Peake has lots of exciting videos online, some can be found here or search for Tim Peake online
Mindfulness and Yoga are great ways to relax. Here are a list of online simple activities for children.
For free e books and online reading resources https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/parent-letter