WELCOME TO Red squirrel CLASS
Term 4 2020
Hello my lovely Red Squirrels. Each day I would like you to try to do a phonics sound, maths and writing as well as keeping active and helping at home.
I am going to put lots of lovely resources on here for you and your families so you can learn together and show them how fabulous you all are! I also want you to play in the garden just as Winnie the Pooh loves to do and get some fresh air. H
We have been talking about the importance of this regularly in school but I have attached some videos to help children understand why and to hopefully make it a bit more fun.
Below is a suggested schedule for if learning at home as experts believe that children sticking to a schedule is important at this time. This will help parents too and keep the day as normal as possible with a good balance of activities.
The day by day overview is below and the log on details for the Monster Phonics website is:
We show the children the powerpoint, videos and other resources and they write the words down on a whiteboard. We encourage them to say the words back to us and reinforce their learning with crosswords, sentence writing including the words they have learned and games. To take their phonics learning outside they could chalk write the words on the ground or use 'magic paintbrush' were they simply use a paintbrush and water to write the words on the ground.
There is also a good selection of activities and games to support learning on the following websites and many are compatible with tablets:
- https://www.readwithphonics.com/ (this does have a cost but you can do the demo level for free)
In our maths this term we have been looking at length, weight and volume. Any opportunities that you may get to use the language we have been using at school would be brilliant:
- Shortest, tallest, longest this could involve any items at home e.g How many pencils tall is the table? Is the sofa longer or shorter than the book? How many lego bricks tall are you?
- Lighter than, heavier than, equal to could also incorporate anything you have at home. Food items, toys, books etc.
- Full, nearly full, empty or nearly empty would be a brilliant one to play in the bath with cups and jugs.
Teaching resources website Twinkl is offering parents free access for a month to download as many resources as they need during this time. Just visit the link and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS to set up your free month.
I recommend that if your get the chance to log on then download as much as you can from the following list as these are good resources and we can continue to use these even when the children return to school:
- Addition and Subtraction (within 20)
- Place Value (within 50)
- Length and Height
- Weight and Volume
- Multiplication and division
I have included some powerpoint documents below on the units we have already covered as revision.
We have been looking at some of the books by Anthony Browne 'The Tunnel' and 'Into the Forest'.
I would like you to watch the story of 'Into the Forest' again and then watch the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood' and write some sentences of all the things that you notice that are the same in both stories. Try to use 'and' to and join your sentences and remember our five usual things to include in our writing:
Please continue to read every day. Oxford Owls have 250 ebooks to read online for all ages.
This weeks spellings are oa and oe.
Why don't you try practising them in different ways?
Any practice of spelling the below Common Exception Words would also be brilliant and will really help with your reading and writing:
Skills Builder and Careers
As a school we are taking part in the Skills Builder Programme which is designed to equip children with all the necessary skills that they will need for life:
"These are the skills that underpin success at every stage of life: they unlock learning while at school, ensure young people are fully prepared for the independence of university and college, and empower people to land their dream job".
The first section that we are going to focus on is 'Staying Positive'. I would like you to read/listen to the story about Bill and answer the questions at the end.
Our topic this term has been all about the 100 Acre Wood and authors A.A Milne and Anthony Browne. Would you fancy any of these careers?
Every morning at 9.00am Joe Wicks is doing live workouts specifically designed for children as he vows to become the "nation's PE teacher" while schools are closed. You can access his YouTube channel here:
Virtual Field Trips
Idea for today.... getting children to keep a journal, diary or make a drawing or piece of writing documenting the events happening in their house, community, city, state and country. These primary documents will become their own personal historical evidence of this unprecedented historical event. They can ‘make’ history instead of studying it. They could write a key headline for each day using Newsround as we do after lunch every day at school.