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Mrs Huckle's latest story

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Home Learning - Week Beginning 13.7.2020

Hi Robins!

I hope you are all well. We are now entering the last full week of the term! I will suggest some activity ideas on here to keep you busy until the end of term so this will be the last time I post on the class page. I'm proud of each and every one of you for all your continued hard work during this uncertain time. It will be lovely to see you all again in September and share some of the memories you have made during this time.

 

Please continue to keep up with your daily reading and times table practice. As well as this, I would like you to continue working through the online lessons for Maths and English.

 

English - Little Red Riding Hood

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-maps

Lesson 2 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/little-red-riding-hood

Lesson 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/little-red-riding-hood-story-map

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/little-red-riding-hood-story-writing-1

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/little-red-riding-hood-story-writing-2

 

Maths - Shape and Pattern

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/sorting-2d-shapes

Lesson 2 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/creating-patterns-with-shapes

Lesson 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-3d-shapes-in-the-environment

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describing-3d-shapes

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/revision-and-practise

 

Topic -

This week, I would like you to think about moving into your new class in September. I would like you to design an 'all about me' poster to share with your new teacher. Remember to include any fun facts about yourself!

 

Have fun everybody!

 

Mrs Ashton smiley

Home Learning - Week Beginning 6/7/2020

Hi Robins!

I hope you are all well and finding the home learning suggestions helpful. Please contact me if you require any further help and support with your learning, I am here to help! I would love to hear from you and to see any photographs of what you have all been getting up to! (sophie.ashton@kltprimary.co.uk)

 

I have added links to some suggested English and Maths sessions for you to have a go at. Please let me know if you need any support with these.

 

English - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/making-porridge

Lesson 2 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears

Lesson 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears-story-map

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears-story-writing-part-1

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears-story-writing-part-2

 

Maths - Numbers within 20 continued 

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-one-less-than-a-given-number-e13f02

Lesson 2 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-one-more-and-one-less

Lesson 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/investigating-number-combinations-within-20-d5fe9c

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/review-lesson-a-maths-meeting

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/patterns-and-ordinal-numbers

 

Topic - 

This week, I would like you to use the research you did last week about a chosen country and create a poster advertising this country as a holiday destination. What activities can you do? What is the temperature like? How much will it cost to stay there? Include as much information as you can - remember to include eye catching pictures!

 

Reading - 

Please keep up with your daily reading - can you answer simple questions about what you have read? It is important that you can understand the words you are reading. 

I have attached a list of the first 100 high frequency words and Year 1 common exception words for you to practice reading and spelling. 

 

Have a lovely week,

Mrs Ashton

Mrs Huckle's book making task!

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Home Learning - Week Beginning 29/06/2020

 

Hi Robins,

I hope you are all well and have managed to get out and enjoy the amazing weather we've had over the last week!

This week, I'd like you to continue making use of the BBC Bitesize online lessons, TT Rockstars and Oxford Reading Buddy. I would also like you to take a look at the Oak National Academy website to support you with your Maths and English. I have added the links for the lessons I would like you to take a look at. These lessons are particularly aimed at Reception, however you may also like to have a look around the website and have a go at any other areas of interest. Please let me know how you get on. If you need any help or guidance, I am more than happy to help. 

 

English - The Three Little Pigs

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/materials

Lesson 2 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-three-little-pigs

Lesson 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-map

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-writing-part-1

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-writing-part-2

 

Maths - Numbers within 20

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-objects-up-to-20

Lesson 2 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/ordering-numbers-up-to-20

Lesson 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/developing-a-sense-of-10

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-place-value

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-one-more-than-a-number-to-20

 

Topic - 

We will soon be coming to the end of our summer topic. This week, I would like you to research a country that you have never been to. Can you find it on a world map? What does the flag look like? What is the capital city? What is the main spoken language? What is the climate like? Find out as much information as you can about your chosen country. Make notes/draw pictures and keep this safe ready for next weeks learning. 

 

Have a lovely week - please keep in touch, even if it is just to say hello! sophie.ashton@kltprimary.co.uk

 

Mrs Ashton  smiley

 

 

Home Learning Week Beginning 22/06/2020

 

Hi Robins!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are continuing to enjoy the activities I have suggested for you. 

This week, I'd like you to continue learning about our topic 'What can you see in summer?' Have a go at some of these activities and let me know how you get on! Remember to also keep on top of your daily reading and times table practice, as well as accessing the BBC Bitesize daily lessons. 

  • Design a funky pair of sunglasses.
  • Go on a walk and collect lots of different sized and shaped sticks. Decorate your sticks with anything you can find - ribbons, string, wool, pipe cleaners etc. Create a mini-teepee structure by binding your sticks together at the top.
  • Have a picnic with your family. This could be in your garden or somewhere locally. Write invitations for your family and tell them what food you will be having on your picnic. With your adults, help prepare a yummy picnic. Bake some cakes together or simply make some delicious sandwiches! What summery fruits will you take on your picnic?
  • What is your favourite thing about summer? Write a short description about your favourite thing about summer. 
  •  Imagine you have gone diving. What might you see underwater? Research different ocean life and then paint an underwater scenery.

Have a lovely week. Take care.

 

Mrs Ashton 

Mrs Huckle needs your help!

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Home Learning Week Beginning 15/06/2020

Hello Robins!

I hope you have all had a lovely week - even though the weather has been rather wintery! Fingers crossed for some brighter, warmer weather this week!

This week, please continue to access the BBC Bitesize Maths and English online lessons. Let me know if you need any further support with these. Please also keep up with your daily reading and times table practice.

If you are feeling particularly hard-working this week, why not choose a character from your favourite book and design a 'missing' poster for them. Imagine they are lost and need finding. Provide a detailed description of what they look like to help people hunt them down! I would love to see your completed posters!

For your topic learning this week, I would like you to continue with our topic 'What can you see in summer?'

  • With your adults, make summery, fruity ice lollies. What different flavour combinations can you make?
  • Go into your garden and draw around different shadows. Measure the different lengths of the shadows. Can you draw around your shadow?
  • Design a poster explaining how to keep safe in the sun.
  • Go for a walk around your local area. What different wild flowers can you spot? Take photographs on your walk and then research the different types of summertime wild flowers using the internet or books.
  • Look at the photographs from your walk. Sketch or paint your favourite flower.

Take care and have a lovely week.

Mrs Ashton

Home Learning - Week Beginning 8/5/2020

 

Hello Robins!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready to continue with your home learning. 

This week, I would again like you to access the BBC Bitesize lessons to support you with your maths and English learning. As well as this, please ensure you read daily and practice your times tables. Other ideas you could have a go at are:

Maths

Go on a shape hunt around your house, garden or local area. What 2D and 3D shapes can you find? Can you draw them and label them? 

Have a go at creating a shape pattern using potatoes cut into different shapes, dipped in paint and printed on paper. (You will need an adult to help you when cutting the potatoes!)

English

Write a book review of your favourite book.

Design a new front cover for your book.

 

Your topic learning this week is continuing with our theme of 'What can you see in summer?'

  • Our weather is rather strange at the moment - some days are hot and sunny, others are chilly and rainy. This week, keep a weather diary. Draw a weather symbol for each day and write a caption to describe the temperature and type of weather. Note any changes in weather as the day goes on. Look ahead at the weather forecast. If it looks as though rain is forecast, leave a measuring jug in your garden and measure the amount of rain that falls.
  • Explore and share a variety of summer fruits with your family. This could be strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, melon etc. How do the fruits need to be prepared? What do they smell like? Describe the texture of them when you touch them. With your adults, prepare summer fruit kebabs or you could even make summer fruit smoothies! What different flavour combinations could you make?
  • With your adults, make a 'Little box of Sunshine'. This could be a special box or a tin or any container that you decorate. Inside your box, put things in that make you feel happy. Make a label for the front of your box saying - 'Here's a little box of sunshine to brighten up your day.' Talk about the things that make you feel happy. This could be physical things or you could write words/draw pictures of special memories that make you feel happy. Then, if you are ever feeling worried or anxious during this uncertain time or any other time, reach for your little box of sunshine to help put a smile back on your face. 
  • Use Google to help you research sandcastle sculptures. Look at the different designs that have been made. What do you like about them? Which is your favourite? Design your own sandcastle sculpture. Keep it somewhere safe - you might be able to have a go at making it one day!
  • Mix paint with water and freeze in ice cube trays. Once frozen, take them out and have a go at creating some 'ice-writing'! Practice your letter formation using your new 'ice pencils'. Can you mix the colours together?

Have a lovely week everybody!

Take care,

Mrs Ashton 

Hello from Mr Low

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Home Learning - Week Beginning 1/6/2020

Hello Robins!

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed what would have been half-term. I know that some of you may be coming into school from this week but many of you will be continuing your learning from home. 

For our last term, our topic is called What can you see in summer? This is going to be a really fun topic, with lots of outdoor learning opportunities. 

I would like everybody to keep up with daily reading. This could be reading your favourite books at home, maybe you have been lucky enough to order some new books during your time at home, or accessing the Oxford Reading Buddy. Read, read and then... read a bit more! 

I will be in school supporting those of you who are attending, from next week onwards. But as always, if you need any further guidance or would like to share any of your work, please send me an email - sophie.ashton@kltprimary.co.uk. 

 

Maths/English (Yr1)

Over the next few weeks, I would like you to start using the BBC Bitesize online lessons to support your maths and English home learning. These follow the national curriculum and are perfect for our home learning. The topic activity ideas will also link in and support with the English online lessons. You could even take a look at some of the lessons from previous weeks, to help consolidate your understanding. Let me know how you get on!  The link to the online lessons is - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

 

Maths/English (Rec)

As mentioned above, BBC Bitesize are offering online lessons to support learning. Whilst these sessions are primarily aimed at KS1, there are elements of which would greatly benefit EYFS. Have a go at the Counting and Ordering section within maths and begin to understand how to use a numberline to help with simple addition calculations. 

Within the KS1 English section, have a look through the Phonics sections to reinforce phonic knowledge. 

 

Topic

  • Go on a walk around your local area and look for signs of summertime. Take photographs if you can. Use your senses to think about what you can see, hear, smell and touch. What different foods/drinks could you taste during summertime? Create a mind map of your ideas. You could include pictures or your photographs from  your walk.
  • Investigate what happens to different objects when left outside in the sun. Put an ice cube, a chocolate button, a wax crayon and a coin out in the sun. Leave them for an hour and observe what has happened. Leave them again for another hour. What changes can you see? Why has this happened?
  • Collect items from around your home that you think you might need during the summertime. This could be a hat, sun cream, a water bottle, swim shorts/costume, sun glasses etc. Talk about why you would need these things and how they would be used. Write a caption for each item explaining what you would use it for during summertime.
  • With the above items collected, play 'Kim's Game' with your family. Place them items together so that everybody can see them. Everybody closes their eyes, while somebody removes an item. Which item is missing? Write a sentence to say 'The ______ is missing.' Sound your words out carefully! You could also play a memory game. Collect as many summertime items from around the house as you can. Give everybody 30 seconds to try and remember the items and then cover them over. Write a list of as many items as you can remember. Who can remember the most items? 
  • Research local beaches. Use Google to help you find photographs of nearby beaches and create a bank of adjectives (describing words) to describe them. Use your senses to help you. Imagine you are there. What can you see/hear/smell/touch?

 

Have a lovely week everybody. I will see some of you in school next week. Take care everybody.

Mrs Ashton 

Week beginning 25/05/2020

Hello Robins!

I hope you are keeping safe and well and enjoying the lovely weather over this bank holiday weekend. This week I will not be setting formal work as it would have been half term. However, I would still like you to keep up with your learning. I would like you to read every day and keep on top of practicing your number bonds to 10. Additional to this, why not have a go at inventing your own holiday destination? Draw a picture or a map of your holiday destination - What tourist attractions are there? What is the weather like? How do you travel there? You could then write a postcard to a friend or family member, telling them all about your new holiday destination!

Have a nice week, keep up with your learning and stay safe. 

 

Mrs Ashton 

Home Learning Week Beginning 18/05/2020

 

Maths

For your maths activities this week, I would like you to focus on measurements - both standard and non-standard units.

  • Find a favourite book, a favourite item of clothing and favourite toy. Measure how long they are using something small such as Lego bricks, buttons, coins, paper clips. How long are they? Compare the lengths and order from the shortest to the longest. 
  • Use a tape measure or ruler to measure the length of the above items in cm. 
  • Measure the length of your bedroom using your feet. Do the same with your hands. Do you get the same answer? Why?
  • Choose a method of measuring the length of your garden and record your answer. Find something different to measure your garden with. Do you get the same answer? Why?
  • Physical Activity Ask an adult to time you for 1 minute doing different activities. How many jumps can you do in 1 minute? How many hops can you do in one minute? How many times can you write your name in 1 minute? How many times can you bounce a ball in 1 minute? Record your answers. Have fun! 

 

English

  • Create an 'alphabet of happiness'. Think of something that makes you happy beginning with every letter of the alphabet. For example A - A warm hug, B - Being outside, C - Chocolate etc. 
  • Write a little postcard to a family member or friend telling them what you have been doing at home this week. Remember to draw a picture.
  • Draw a picture of your garden. Label it and describe what you can see.
  • Create a new woodland creature. It could have a foxes head, an owls body and some hedgehog feet! Label your design and give it a name.

 

Topic

We began our topic by reading The Gruffalo. We are going to return to this classic story as our topic comes to an end. 

  • Design your own 'terrible creature' that lives in the deep, dark wood. Give him/her a name and think about what makes them stand out. What is their favourite food?
  • Ask your adults at home to help you find a recipe for a 'Gruffalo Crumble'. (Apple crumble is a firm favourite in our house!) Follow the recipe together and enjoy your crumble as a family! 
  • Design and make woodland creature puppets that could be added to the story. Hide them around your garden for your family to find!
  • We are coming to the end of Springtime. Look around your garden for signs of Summer. What can you see? What changes do you notice? 
  • Are there any other stories you have at home that are set in a woodland or that have woodland creature characters? Set up a cosy reading den in your garden and read the stories to your family.

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An exciting task from Mrs Huckle! Have fun!

Home Learning Week Beginning 11/5/2020

 

Maths

Your maths activities this week are based around times tables. I'd like you to practice counting in twos, fives and tens this week. Look around your home and find things that come in pairs e.g. shoes, socks, gloves. Put them together in their pairs and practice counting in twos. Draw some flowers with 5 petals each. Use this to help you practice counting in fives. What number can you count up to in fives? Group Lego bricks, grapes or raisins into tens! write the totals underneath each group and use this to help you count in tens. 

 

English

This week, you are going to become authors! You will be writing your own Enchanted Woodland story. Take your time with your writing. Be sure to concentrate on the quality and not quantity of writing. Remember to keep reading your work back to check that it makes sense and edit it as you go along. 

  • Read the story Hansel and Gretel. If you don't have a copy of this story, it is available on YouTube. Listen to the story and have a go at retelling the story to somebody at home. Could you draw pictures of the important parts and write a sentence to match each picture. 
  • Imagine you have found a mysterious pathway in a forest. Where does it lead? What would happen if you followed it? Begin to write a short  opening to your story about a woodland adventure down the mysterious pathway. Remember to check for capital letters, full stops and finger spaces as well as making your writing exciting by using adjectives!
  • Continue your 'mysterious pathway' story by introducing a talking animal character. How would you feel if you met a talking animal? What adventures could you go on? How is your adventure going to end?
  • Create a title and front cover for your 'mysterious pathway' story and add some illustrations.
  • Share your completed story with your family.

 

Topic

  • Design an animal mask of an animal you might find in a woodland.
  • Collect some pine cones. Investigate what happens to the pine cones when they are left in water. What do you notice?
  • Share the story Stickman by Julia Donaldson (available on YouTube if you don't have a copy) Can you make your own 'stick family'?
  • Create an observational sketch or painting of some flowers in your garden.
  • Use Google Maps to research local woodland areas.

Home Learning Week Beginning 4/5/2020

 

Maths

For your maths learning this week, I would like you to focus on position and direction. 

  • Draw a map of your garden. Write a set of directions to different places. See if you or another family member can follow them. Try to use the language - forwards, backwards, left, right, above, under, next to, clockwise, anti-clockwise etc. 
  • Play hide and seek with a favourite toy for a family member to find. Tell them clues for them to follow using the above language.
  • Design a pirate map with some hidden treasure. Can you use forwards, backwards, left and right to explain how to reach your hidden treasure.
  • Look at your bedroom. Write 3 sentences explaining where things are in your bedroom. E.g. My wardrobe is on the left. My lamp is on my bedside table. My bookshelf is next to my drawers.

 

English

For your English learning this week, I would like you to focus on non-fiction writing/research.

  • Use the internet/books to look at images of woodland animals. Can you think of words to describe the way your chosen animal looks? What colour is it? Imagine what it would feel like if you stroked the animal. 
  • Make a 'mini-book' about your favourite woodland animal. You could cut out pictures or draw your own illustrations and write words to describe it. Could you research what it likes to eat? 
  • With your adults, write a letter to one of your class friends telling them facts about your favourite woodland animal. Maybe you could ask them about any research they have done about woodland animals.
  • Begin to carry out some research about woodland flowers. 

 

Topic

Your topic learning this week is carrying on with our Enchanted Woodlands topic. I wonder if any of you have done any planting in your own gardens? What trees/plants do you have in your gardens? Maybe you have been on a daily walk and noticed different plants and trees?

  • Look at images or real flowers. Can you identify the leaves, flower, petals, seeds, roots and stem? Could you draw a picture of a plant and label these parts? Why is each part important?
  • Go for a daily walk or explore your garden. Collect different things. Can you sort your objects into - livingdeadnever been alive. 
  • Look at some of the works of Andy Goldsworthy. Could you create your own piece of art in his style?
  • With your adults at home, create some 'tiny treats' for a fairy/elf picnic in a fantasy woodland. You could make tiny sandwiches, tiny fruit kebabs, tiny salad sticks etc. You could design and create a fantasy woodland to have your picnic and share it with your family!

 

Have a lovely week everybody!

Mrs Ashton

A story from Mrs Huckle!

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Home Learning Week Beginning 27/4/2020

 

Maths

  • Practice finding 1 more and 1 less than a number. Can you write the number sentences to show this?
  • What 2D shapes can you find around your home? Can you practice drawing different sized squares, triangles, rectangles and circles.
  • Can you create a pattern using 2 shapes and colours? Could you use 3 shapes and colours?
  • Practice finding number bonds to 5 and 10. Can you find number bonds to 20?
  • Find 5 of your favourite toys. Can you put them in order from the shortest to the longest? Could you do the same with your favourite books?

 

English

For your English activities this week I have focused on grammar tasks. This will then help you with your written work further down the line. 

  • Write 2 sentences about yourself. Each sentence must include a capital letter and full stop. 
  • Write 2 sentences about springtime. Each sentence must include a capital letter and full stop.
  • Make a list of words for every letter of the alphabet. A word beginning with A, a word beginning with B, a word beginning with C and so on. 
  • Practice writing capital letters next to lowercase letters. E.g. Aa, Bb, Cc etc. 
  • Write 2 sentences about what you have been doing during your time at home. Each sentence must include a capital letter and full stop. Could you use an adjective to describe what you have been doing?

 

Topic

Your topic activities this week are carrying on with our learning about Enchanted Woodlands.

  • Research a woodland creature e.g. a hedgehog, badger, fox. Create a fact file about your chosen animal.
  • Research animals, birds and insects that live in a woodland habitat. Why do these animals like a woodland habitat?
  • Play 'who am I?' with your family. Each write the name of a woodland animal on a post-it note and stick it to a family members forehead. Each family member needs to ask questions to try and work out which woodland animal they are. 
  • Paint a woodland creature. What colours do you need to use? Can you mix your colours to create different shades? Could you create a colour wheel showing dark through to light?
  • Build a nest or den for a woodland animal in your garden. 

 

Take care everybody!

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A message and story from Mrs Huckle!

Home Learning - New Topic!

Week beginning 20/04/2020

 

Hello Robins!

 

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. If we were back at school now, we would be starting a new topic called Enchanted Woodlands. This is a very exciting topic which I know you will all enjoy. I have suggested some Maths, English and Topic activity ideas that you could have a go at. Please take photographs or keep copies of any activities you complete at home. I would love for you to share your work with us all when we return to school. 

Take care everybody.

 

Mrs Ashton

 

Maths

  • Choose a number between 1 and 10. Practice finding 1 more and 1 less than your chosen numbers. Can your wrote a number sentence to show this?
  • Use the numbers 5, 19, 7, 3, 12. Can you put them in order from the smallest to the greatest?
  • How many different 3D shapes can you find around your home? 
  • Investigate what happens when you add 10 to a number.
  • Practice doubling and halving numbers to 10. Draw a ladybird and draw some spots on one wing. Double your number and count how many spots you have in total.

 

English

For your English activities this week, I have focused on the story The Gruffalo. This is a well known story, written by the author Julia Donaldson. The story is set in a woodland, so this links in nicely with our new topic Enchanted Woodlands. If you don't have your own copy of the story, it can be accessed on youtube. 

  • Look at the pictures in the story. The story is set in a woodland during Autumn. Can you draw your own woodland setting and label it. 
  • Look at a picture of the Gruffalo. Can you write a character description about him. Use the authors words as a starting point and see if you can improve her description of the Gruffalo. 
  • Can you think of another animal for the mouse to meet before he meets the Gruffalo? What would the animal say to the mouse? What will the mouse say to the new animal? 
  • Draw and cut out pictures of the characters from the story. Use these to create puppets to help you retell the story to your family. You could do different voices for the different animals.
  • Draw a comic strip to help you sequence the main events from the story. Could you include speech bubbles to show what the characters say to each other?

 

Topic

  • Go into your garden and collect different objects e.g. long sticks, short sticks, different shaped leaves, flowers, stones/pebbles. Use these objects to create a picture. Take a photograph of your picture.
  • Observe birds in your garden. Take photographs of them or draw them. Research the types of birds that like to visit your garden. 
  • Research evergreen and deciduous trees. Use crayons to create bark rubbings or leaf rubbings. 
  • Use your senses to describe what the trees/plants are like in your garden. Can you sketch a tree and write a description about it? 
  • Go on a mini-beast hunt around your garden. 

 

Have fun everybody!

Week 2 Easter Holidays Home Learning Activities

 

  • Design and display a rainbow somewhere in your home.
  • Make a daisy chain - how long can you make it? How many daisy's have you used? 
  • Junk model a "bug hotel" in your garden. 
  • Simple activity to support counting in twos - help your adults with the washing - pair up all the socks and count them up in 2s! 
  • Research the life cycle of a frog. Can you draw what happens? Maybe you have a pond and tadpoles in your garden? 
  • Paint a sunflower picture.

 

Have fun everybody 😊

Some parents/carers have asked us about the end of year expectations for Reception children.  Please see below 2 documents which you may find useful.  They outline the 'Early Learning Goals', which are the expectations we would hope most children would make by the end of the year.  In addition, they include 'Exceeding' milestones, for those pupils who have achieved the Early Learning Goal and are making their next steps towards the Year 1 National Curriculum.    

 

We hope that you find these useful.  

Dear Robins,

 

I hope you are all keeping well.  As I'm sure you realise, if these were 'normal' times we would be on the Easter break now therefore home learning should be more relaxed.  However, it is still expected that you maintain your skills using the school online learning resourses - Oxford Reading Buddy and Education City.

 

I have outlined some ideas below of activities that you could have a go at over the next week. These are just ideas to get you started. Try to relax and have fun with your family as much as possible during these difficult times. Keep active as much as possible - play in the garden, go for a walk or run. I have really enjoyed taking part in the Joe Wicks workout each morning with my children!

 

Take care everybody,

 

Mrs. Ashton

(Goldfinch Class Teacher)

 

English

  • Write an acrostic poem using the word Easter! This could be as simple as writing one word per letter. Draw some pictures to go with your poem.
  • Make some Easter nest cakes and write the instructions for how you made them.
  • Design a new front cover for one of your favourite books.
  • Write a description of your garden during springtime. Use your senses - What can you see? Hear? Smell? Touch?
  • Go on a book scavenger hunt around your home. Can you find a book about animals? A book about science? A non-fiction book? A fiction book? A book with more than 50 pages?

 

Maths

  • Make Easter cakes using shredded wheat and melted chocolate. Follow a recipe, weigh out the ingredients.
  • Draw a template of an Easter egg. Use 2D shapes to create patterns in your egg.
  • Go on a 'Springtime Scavenger hunt' in your garden. Make a tally chart of all the signs of spring that you have found.
  • Choose a number between 1 and 10. What needs to be added to your number to total 20? Practice your number bonds to 10 and 20.

 

Topic

  • Design and make an Easter Card for your family.
  • Set up an Easter Egg hunt for your family to go on. Draw pictures of eggs to hide around your house and garden and write clues for your family to follow and find your eggs.
  • Research the life cycle of a caterpillar. Can you draw the different stages? Can you spot any caterpillars or butterflies in your garden?
  • Go on a rainbow scavenger hunt. Find something red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and blue. Arrange the objects to form a rainbow.
  • Paint or scetch an image of signs of spring in your garden.

 

Remember to take photographs of any activities that you do during this time. I would love to see them when we return to school! Have fun everybody!

Week 2 - Home Learning Activity Ideas

 

English
  • Draw a picture and write a caption of 'a typical day in isolation'. How are you feeling? What are you doing with your time?
  • Write a letter to a family member that lives in a different household. Share your experiences with them and ask them about theirs. Take a walk to your nearest post box to post your letter.
  • Imagine your garden is an 'Enchanted Woodland'. What can you see? Are there any hidden magical powers in your garden? Can you draw, label and describe your Enchanted Woodland garden.
  • Design a Fairy or Elf character. Draw your character and give them a name. What is special about them? Do they have any magic powers? Where do they live?
  • Design and create a comic strip using your Fairy or Elf character. What adventures could they get up to? Use your 'Enchanted Woodland' garden as the setting for your comic strip adventure story. Include speech bubbles and sound effects to really make it come to life!
  • If you have pets at home, why not read to them! Take a photo of you enjoying story time with your pets!
  • Follow this link for daily Read Write Inc. Sessions - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

Maths

  • Make some fairy cakes. Follow the recipe and weigh out the ingredients. Once they are baked and decorated, count how many you have made in total. Can you group them into 2s and count them using the 2 times table?
  • Go out into your garden and find something tall/long and something small/short. Can you measure them and find the difference in length?
  • Create symmetrical butterfly pictures using paint. What shapes/patterns can you create?
  • Use potatoes/vegetables to dip in paint and create repeating patterns.
  • Create a family tally chart/pictogram about their favourite food/drink. Could you make a block diagram to show your findings?

 

Topic

  • Make a kitchen roll/loo roll bird feeder. Spread peanut butter over a cardboard tube and roll it in bird seed. Thread string through it and hang it up in your garden. Watch the birds come and enjoy your creation.
  • Lego challenge! Create your own Enchanted Woodland scene using lego. Could you build a home for your Fairy/Elf to live? If you don't have access to Lego, could you junk model your Enchanted Woodland?
  • Keep a weather diary for the week. How does the weather change as we move into April?
  • Go on a garden scavenger hunt. Can you find - 2 things that are green, 1 thing that is smooth, 1 thing that is rough, 1 thing that is hard, 1 thinig that is soft, 2 small things, 1 multi-coloured thing, 1 pretty thing, 4 stones/pebbles.
  • Use 'natural' things from your garden (perhaps from your scavenger hunt) to create a Fairy/Elf garden. Paint stones/rocks/pebbles.

 

Have fun everybody!

 

 

We will continue to learn about Space until Easter, so check out these ideas:

 

Activities to do at home:

 

  • Make some 'alien slime'
  • Make a junk model rocket
  • Design and create facts for planet 'Top Trumps'
  • Watch the moon landing on YouTube
  • Watch Apollo 11 with space themed snacks!
  • Choreograph a space dance to some music
  • Design and name your own constellation
  • Write a space log entry about a day on Mars
  • Explore materials that float / sink
  • Create a new alien language
  • Write and illustrate a space themed comic

 

COVID-19

ROBIN CLASS UPDATE:

 

Lessons in school are running as normal; so if your child (and other members of your family) doesn't have a new, persistent cough or a temperature above 37.8 then they are welcome to come to school and learn as normal.

 

If however, you are having to self-isolate as either your child or another family member are showing symptoms then, regrettably, your child will be required to continue their learning from home.

 

As a school, we offer 2 online resources to the Robin class that can be utilised:

 

Education City

Oxford Reading Buddy

 

The login credentials for which are in your child's reading diary.

 

Otherwise, I am in the process of putting together tailored, Robin Class Self-Isolation packs, that will be available from the office in due course.

 

Furthermore, I will be posting links and learning ideas to keep your child on track on this class page.

 

Take care,

Mr Smith

Toy Day!

Robin Class (YR & 1) Homework Menu - Spring ii.

Tapestry Update - Feb 2020

 

Do keep uploading your child's developmental experiences to our shared platform.

 

I have been very impressed with the effort taken; but more importantly with the wide range of activities and experiences the children are experiencing outside of school.  From climbing to squash, geo-caching to baking, the children really are very lucky to have such great opportunities.

 

Keep it up!

Curriculum Design - Feb 2020

 

As we approach the mid-way point of our spring term, I'd like to share some changes to our curriculum design, implementation and procedure.

 

The new curriculum online design package will allow me to tailor and roll out lessons and academic learning objectives based on a selection of exciting and engaging themes.

 

Once completed I will be able to share this with you, on our class page, so you can be involved in journey.

 

I look forward to piecing together the learning on this new platform.

The National Gallery - Take One Picture 2020

 

Welcome back!

 

Wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the best for a prosperous 2020.

 

The focus for this half-term, leading up to our break in mid-February is:

 

The National Gallery 'Take One Picture'

 

&

 

Toys - Their history, materials and purpose. 

 

Look out for our class newsletter regarding our forthcoming toy 'swap shop' and toy day!

 

Thanks

Mr. Smith

Tapestry Online - Observation example

Class Timetable (subject to change)

Welcome letter 2019-20

Kirkby la Thorpe Primary - Robin Class - Year: 2019-20

A very warm welcome to this, our Robin Class feed for the academic year 2019-20.

 

We will be posting curriculum information, updates and exciting class news on this page throughout the year.

 

Please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs Huckle (about anything at all) at 8:45am or 3:15pm each day.

 

Alternatively you can email us at:

eyfs@kltprimary.co.uk

 

We will work hard with all children throughout the year to ensure they are safe, happy and reaching their full academic potential.

 

Your ongoing support is appreciated.

 

 

Mr Smith & Mrs Huckle

Team Robin

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