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Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning wrens and happy Friday! It's half term next week so this will be the last home
learning day for this half term. You have done amazingly over the past weeks and you and your parents should feel very proud. Parents, later on today the school will be sending out some guidance/support and information about the plan for returning to school so please keep an eye out for that. 

Phonics and reading 

NB: Maybe spend some time this morning looking on Active Learn - The website should now be up and running again, please let me know if you are still unable to log in. Please keep using this over half term too. It is a great resource! 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ie' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ie' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ee' activity to recap last weeks sounds. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'i' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound.

Literacy

Your pollution posters are incredible well done everyone! We really are kids against plastic! 

Today I would like you to look at some pictures/videos of plastic pollution (parents oversee this on the internet) and discuss all the things we have looked at this week. Discuss how the pictures make you feel, what would you want to be different? Why has someone taken this photo? What can we do etc? Make a short video of yourself giving a message to everyone about plastic pollution. Get the whole family involved if you can? Use your posters in the video too! 

Spellings - please choose 10 from the year 1 and 2 words. 

Maths

WALT: I can measure time in hours, seconds and minutes.

We are going to work out how long a minute is.

Close your eyes and then put your hands on your head when you think a minute is up.
A minute is 60 seconds. Count saying 'one elephant' etc. How close were we to a minute?

How many star jumps can you do in 60 seconds? Use a timer and to show the seconds turning into minutes. 

There are 60 minutes in an hour these are shown by the dots on this clock:

We are going to work out how many times we can do various activities in a minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes etc. You are exploring this today so have fun with it. Attached in the docs are my minute challenges but feel free to do your own. As long as we are measuring time and learn that 60 seconds makes up 1 minute and 60 minutes in an hour. 

Handwriting 

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'pint, child, kind'  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible

RE - discussion

Ask children:  If someone believes God made the world, what might they say about it? What might they say to this Creator? Their comments might start with ‘I like… Thank you for... I wonder why... Please can you... It’s amazing that…’ 

If children could ask the world-maker any questions, what questions would they ask? 

Record your questions in a speech bubble to send in. 

Have a lovely day and enjoy half term guys! 

I will still be putting important info on the website so please keep checking regularly and you will receive some more information later on today. 

Thank you 

Miss Wheatley x

We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!

We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  1 Sienna
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  2 Rosabella
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  3 Bella H
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  4 Ben
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  5 Barney
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  6 Olivia
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  7 Riley
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  8 Angus
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  9 Harry H
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  10 Ned
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  11 Margot
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  12 Harry Y
We are KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC!  13 Oksminda

Thursday 21st May 2020                                                21/05/20

Good morning wrens! I am sending you a big virtual hug today to share some kindness around. Did you get it? It was a big one! This picture made me go awwwwww! So cute and fluffy! 

Phonics and reading 

NB: Maybe spend some time this morning looking on Active Learn - The website should now be up and running again, please let me know if you are still unable to log in. 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ie' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ie' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ee' activity to recap last weeks sounds. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day 'y' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound.

Literacy

Please continue with your poster - have a look at some completed ones above for some inspiration. You could also talk about what you like about other children's work maybe even send them a well done message. 

Maths

It seems you are super stars with time wrens well done for all your hard work so far! Today we are going to look at the words:

earlier     &         later

Discuss what these mean in a practical sense. What did we do earlier? What are we going to do later? Talk about past and future. Go through the sheets - level 1 is on 'o' clock and level 2 is half past. 

Challenge! Make a few earlier&later questions for quarter past and quarter to. 

Time games here: http://www.maths-games.org/time-games.html

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'my, dry, spy, by '  tricky words 'could, should'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

PE 

I am feeling pretty warm and chilled out today. Let's do some yoga to get our bodies moving in a relaxing, cooling way. Maybe you could go outside on the grass...

Feel the grass between your toes and the sun on your face. What a wonderful feeling! 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eCHrcq5wRY 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF7O6-QabIo

A few options if you are bored of Cosmic yoga :) 

Have a wonderful day 

Miss Wheatley x

Wednesday 20th May 2020                                          20/05/20

Good morning wrens and happy Wednesday! Half way through the week and it's nearly half term wooooo! I hear you and your parents shout! :) 

It's a beautiful day today so make sure you get outside and enjoy time with your family in your garden or local park. 

 

Phonics and reading 

NB: Maybe spend some time this morning looking on Active Learn - it is a fantastic resource of new reading books! You should have received your log in yesterday. Any problems please let me know :)  The website should now be up and running again, please let me know if you are still unable to log in. 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ie' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ie' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ee' activity to recap last weeks sounds. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day 'i_e' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound.

Phonics video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-swf3Gy_40 

Literacy

Yesterday you researched about plastic pollution. Recap what you found out and re-watch the video if you want to. 

Today and tomorrow you are going to create a persuasive plastic pollution poster including:

  • Research you have found out
  • A persuasive message to spread awareness (tell people what's going on!)
  • Give advice (what could YOU do to help?) 
  • Pictures and a catchy heading 

Use a similar template to the one attached - there should be some writing on the poster not just pictures. You could do 3 sections for each bullet point then draw and decorate around them. 

Try and use some persuasive language from the word mat to make your poster more powerful! Please send them in once complete and I will create a gallery. I can't wait to see them! 

Maths

Do a quick warm up to recap the last two days. Ask children to show o clock and half past. You could link this to a home time routine. We have breakfast at 8 o clock (show me) then we do some exercise at half past 9 (show me) etc. 

Today we are going to learn about quarter past and quarter to. 

Show the children where the minute hand belongs for both ( 3 and 9) and talk through the word past. What hour did it just go past quarter past 2 (the hour hand has just gone past the two and is on the 3. The same with to - what hour is it going to be next. 

Explore this until your child feels confident - worksheets when ready. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'like, nine, pine, bike '  tricky words 'could, should'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Art

This week I would like you to create something using recycled materials! Give your recycling bin a rummage and see what you can find. We are working hard as humans to reduce waste and to re-use things we don't need anymore. 

Try and make your creation have a new purpose not just for art, below are some examples I have found: 

<<< these are CD's! 

Have fun and get creative!

I have also found a cool recycle board game that I will put in the docs below :)

Miss Wheatley x

Baby lambs on my way home

Still image for this video
Thought seeing these cute, fluffy lambs might make you smile :)

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th May - 24th May 2020 

“Kindness strengthens relationships and deepens friendships. 

By being kind to ourselves and others will help boost self esteem and improve our feelings and the feelings of others. 

We are all extremely kind individuals but please  try super hard this week to show extra acts of kindness towards others . “ 

Tuesday 19th May 2020                                              19/05/20

Good morning Wrens! Welcome to another day of fun home learning :) hope you are feeling good and are sharing your kindness even more as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Wrens I know you are so kind and caring but here are some easy ways to be extra kind at home: 

1) Saying please and thank you 

2) Giving someone a hug 

3) Listen to each other 

4) Help someone do something e.g. make dinner, gardening etc. 

5) Send a message of kindness to one of your fellow wrens. 

Phonics and reading 

NB: Maybe spend some time this morning looking on Active Learn - it is a fantastic resource of new reading books! You should have received your log in yesterday. Any problems please let me know :) The website wasn't letting myself or children log in yesterday, they were experiencing some difficulties. Hopefully they have sorted it but if not, please bare with me as I can't log in myself to sort the issue either. I will email the website today if it is still not up and running. 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ie' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ie' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ee' activity to recap last weeks sounds. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day 'igh' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound.

Literacy

This week we are learning to persuade! Some key features are: 

Watch this video from Kids Against Plastic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLQN2Y4v1bI

Hands up if they have ever littered (accidentally or on purpose)?

How do they feel about littering now? 

What problems do they think litter could cause in the environment?

Discuss the problems with plastic pollution and research some facts about how it has impacted the planet and animals particularly in the ocean. 

Visit https://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/learn/ KS1 activities for more! 

We will be creating a persuasive poster Weds/thurs so please just research and dive into the learning journey today! 

Maths

Fantastic days of the week and months work yesterday! Today we will be looking at 'o' clock and half past. 

We have covered this in class last term so chn should have some knowledge of this. 

If you can get a clock in front of you please do! If not look at one here:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Teaching 'o' clock

Point to the long hand, this is the minute hand. 

Point to the short hand, this is the hour hand. 

Place the long hand on 12 - when it is on 12 we are 'o' clock and what hour is the short hand pointing to 4! It is 4 'o' clock. 

Teaching half past

Find the long hand again and place it on the 6. This means half past. Look to the short hand to see what hour the hand has just gone past. 

Have a go through the powerpoint and activity. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'night, tight, light, sight '  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Science 

Tell me what is a vertebrate/invertebrate? What does it mean? Examples? 

So far we have learnt about mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. This week we are learning about....amphibians! 

Explore https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zc6br82 

What makes an amphibian? Examples? 

Go through the ppt to revise ALL groups inc an optional sorting activity at the end. 

Catchy song for all groups here too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VixROiu8Qg

I am at the hub today so won't be as quick to respond as usual. 

Have a fun day! 

Miss Wheatley xx

Monday 18th May 2020 

Good morning Wrens! I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine! It's the beginning of a brand new week so lets get ready and do some learning! 

Phonics and reading

NB: Maybe spend some time this morning looking on Active Learn - it is a fantastic resource of new reading books! You should have received your log in yesterday. Any problems please let me know :) 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ie' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ie' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ee' activity to recap last weeks sounds. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day 'ie' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound.  

Literacy

Your river stories were amazing! Well done everyone! This week are going to look at persuasive writing.

Our focus is Kids Against Plastic and the children will learn to:

To discuss and explain the need to reduce the use of plastic

To explain ideas in writing

Our first step today is to study the language and purpose of persuasive writing. What does the writer want you to do? How do you know? Is it effective?

Go through the powepoint to look at examples. 

As an extra you can try and persuade your parents to do something, using some of the key vocab or parents you could model this first. 

Have some fun with it! 

Maths

This week we are learning about TIME 

National curriculum: 

Ma1/3.1e: recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years

Ma1/3.1f: tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

We are going to focus on the days of the week and months of the year today. 

Please go through days of the week including using yesterday, today and tomorrow language. 

Months of the year - in correct order, when is your birthday? What month is cold/hot?

Please go through activities attached. 

https://www.turtlediary.com/game/months-of-the-year.html

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'pie, lie, spied, fried '  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Computing

Lesson 5 Code.org- programming with Scrat 

Using characters from the Ice Age, students will develop sequential algorithms to move Scrat from one side of a maze to the acorn at the other side. To do this they will stack code blocks together in a linear sequence, making them move straight, turn left, or turn right.

I hope you have a lovely day and don't forget to email me with any work you complete :)

Miss Wheatley x

A message to you!

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Friday 15th May 2020                                                   15/05/20

Happy Friday Wrens - another week has gone by and you are all still working so hard! One more day of home-learning to do then you are free to relax for the weekend! Maybe you could try and contact a friend from school and tell them what you are been up to. It's important to keep in touch. 

Phonics and reading

NB: Maybe spend some time this morning looking on Active Learn - it is a fantastic resource of new reading books! You should have received your log in yesterday. Any problems please let me know :) 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ee' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ee' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ee' activity to recap earlier weeks sounds. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day 'y' (ee) sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound.  

Literacy

Yesterday you added an exciting event to your story - what was it? Can you read back your story so far? Carry on and finish your story today. How is it going to end? Do you go back home? Or carry on the adventure? Is it a happy ending? Is anyone with you? Write a few sentences to end, maybe you could end where you began like the original. 

Once you have finished - parents please read the story with your child and check spellings for children to edit. Edit in a different colour over the top of the original. Then please send a full, clear picture of the whole story to myself for independent writing evidence. Thank you. Your stories have been fab so far I can't wait to see how they will end! I've put some paper in the docs if you want to write up the story in full but hopefully it should be all in one place. 

SPELLING DAY! Choose 10 words from the Year 1 and 2 list. Good luck! 

Maths

Warm up by spending some time making these amounts with different coins...

6p

11p 

25p 

36p 

50p

Great job well done! Today we are going to be solving money word problems. Read the problems together and highlight the information needed. Draw the objects and add/subtract using real coins, counting on or use a number line to solve. Choose an appropriate level for your child. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'happy, grumpy, tricky, lovely '  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

RE

Creation continued... 

Recall the idea that Christians believe God created the world, so they should be thankful. One key way for Christians to show thankfulness to God is for them to be generous to those with less. In Matthew 10:8, Jesus said to his followers,

‘Freely you have received, freely give.’ Talk about how Christians might share the resources offered at harvest. Find out what some churches do with their harvest offerings: for example, taking it into the community, or giving it to food banks. What does the school do, and why?  If Harvest is an annual event, how do Christians remember to be thankful to the Creator every day? One way is by saying ‘grace’ before meals. Find out some grace prayers, and see if pupils can make up some ideas for Christians. What difference does it make if you say something every day? Children are often told to say please and thank you. Why is that?

We say a prayer at school before we eat lunch can you remember it? This is saying 'grace'.

'For health and strength and daily food, we thank our lord Amen'

What are you thankful for? Say or write a prayer for God to show thankfulness. 

Have a lovely weekend guys 

Miss Wheatley x

Thursday 14th May 2020                                              14/05/20 

Good morning my wonderful wrens! I hope you are having a nice morning and are ready to get going with the day! 

This is how I'm feeling today - this song makes me smile so I am sharing it with you 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftxnr28LDXc

Phonics and reading

NB: Maybe spend some time this morning looking on Active Learn - it is a fantastic resource of new reading books! You should have received your log in yesterday. Any problems please let me know :) 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ee' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ee' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ee' activity to recap earlier weeks sounds. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day 'e_e' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound th e m e - theme! 

Literacy

WALT: write an exciting event to your story.

Yesterday you continued on your journey along your river visiting different settings. The ones I saw were fantastic!! We are going to add an exciting event to our story today. What is the exciting bit in A River? What happens? 

That's right the waterfall takes the little girl by surprise!! Think of something that might happen in your story as you are going along the river. Does something go wrong? Do you meet anyone? Do you get lost? Does your boat break? 

Continue on with your story and add an exciting event. Remember the success criteria! 

  • I can use capital letters and full stops 
  • I can use finger spaces 
  • I can join up my writing 
  • I can use adjectives
  • I can describe feelings and senses to add detail 

Also have a look at some of the super sentence starters to use in your writing today. 

Parents, try to have all of the story in one place so at the end you can send me a full version to have as a bank of writing evidence. Thank you :) 

Maths

Warm up for maths today by doing some subtraction with money. You could use a number line to help you or count backwards in your head. Or if it is pennies, 2's etc move the coins away and count backwards out loud. 

Example:

20p - 2p = Complete 5 to practise. 

Consolidate using sheet in the docs today or choose a challenge from yesterday's sheets maybe the next level up. 

 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'evening, theme, complete '  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

PE

Let's get physical!!!

Lesson 4 from PE planning - adapt and use what you have at home. 

OR choose one of my PE challenge cards! 

Have a good day and remember to send me all the amazing work you do! 

Miss Wheatley x

READING ONLINE

Hi all, we have signed up to an online reading scheme called active learn. 

Each child has a personal log in which I will send in an email shortly. 

Website https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

The password for all children is: wrens2020 

The website will ask for school code it is: mpr7 

I have assigned books for you to get going with together and I will continue to allocate once you have completed them. I am learning how it works too and how to make the most of it so please bare with me. Feedback good and bad things please and I will try my best to make it worthwhile for the children. Keep reading and hopefully you can use this as you would a regular school reading book at home. 

Thank you Miss Wheatley x

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Wednesday 13th May 2020                                            13/05/20

Good morning Wrens and welcome to another day of super home learning! Well done to everyone so far for doing such a brilliant job! I feel so proud of you when I see all your lovely work, keep it up! Now let's get ready for a wicked Wednesday! 

Phonics 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ee' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ee' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ay' activity to recap last weeks learning. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day 'ea' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound s ea t - seat!! 

Literacy

Yesterday you wrote the beginning of your river story and they were fantastic! You set the scene for your story and now you are ready to continue on your journey. Have a look at the original if you would like to, remember all the places she goes and how she describes them. This is what your going to do today. 

WALT: continue on my story and visit at least 2 different settings. 

  • I can use capital letters and full stops 
  • I can use finger spaces 
  • I can join up my writing 
  • I can use adjectives
  • I can describe feelings and senses to add detail 

Where does the river take you first? What is it like? What you do see? 

Remember to use adjectives or even better your noun phrases! 

Write at least 2 sentences about each destination and make sure you look at your plan from Monday to help you. 

Maths

Warm up game:

Counting in 2's 5's 10's - this is a really helpful way to bring out our counting knowledge to help us with money. Go through the sheet to practise. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp8dmp3

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/coin-cruncher/

We are going to continue learning about adding coins together. But this time we are going to go shopping! Have some real coins out in front of you if you can and make this practical and fun. Use the sheet to get an idea of the activity. Read the question together and highlight the important information. For example:

Apples = 2p    Pears = 3p 

Jake went to buy 2 apples and 3 pears. How much did he spend altogether? 

2p + 2p = 4p

3p + 3p + 3p = 9p   

11 + 4p = 15p 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'seat, meat, peak, team'  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Art and Design

Spend some time this afternoon creating a 'Water' master piece! 

Look at the ocean pages in A River and be inspired! Paint, draw, paper mache, marble, collage, print or sketch your creation. Decide on whether it's going to be a river, an ocean, a pond, a puddle etc. 

Here a some examples to inspire you: 

Have fun and I can't wait to see your creations! 

Miss Wheatley x

Just a quick message to say I am at the hub on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th May so I will be replying to emails in the evening and won't be readily available to respond as usual. 

Thank you! Miss Wheatley x

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020                                                 12/05/20

Good morning Wrens and I hope you had a fab Monday! Here is something to make you smile... guess who and where?! 

That's right Betty misses school so much she rode on her horse to say hello! I can't wait to have everyone back at Motcombe learning and playing together. 

Phonics 

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ee' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ee' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ai' activity to recap last weeks learning. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day 'ee' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound k ee p - keep! Check out the phoneme spotter activity too. Can you make a list of ALL the 'ee' words you find? 

Literacy

WALT: write the beginning/opening of a story. 

Yesterday you planned your whole story and where the river will take you. Today we are going to write the opening of our story (parents start this on A4 lined if you can then we will add a section each day). 

Read the beginning of the original A River story - how does it start? Where does the story begin? 

Now think about your story - where are you going to begin your journey?

Where do you wish to be? Where are you? What can you see? Who is with you? Are you alone? How do you feel? 

Example opener: 

I wish I could see the world! said Lucy. I want to see the amazing animals and meet all different types of people. But I am stuck here in my kitchen with my mum and dad. But I can hear something outside! A trickle, a rushing of water, a river! The blue, glistening water flows out from my back door and down to the bottom of the garden. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. Where will my river take me? 

Parents, you can support with the construction of this as it is a lot of sentences but use the questions about to help and stimulate ideas. 

Refer to the original, character from Friday and the story map from yesterday. Orally say each sentence before writing to help remember it. Correct spellings afterwards and explain mistakes made. 

Maths

I hope you enjoyed the money song yesterday and managed to play the games I found (feel free to play this whenever during the week not just on the day I set it). 

Recap with all coins show me the 1p, 10p etc. Play Kims game (where you take one away and you have to guess which one isn't there) to warm up and practise. 

WALT: adding amounts of coins 

We are going to be adding coins together today to find out the amount. Go through powerpoint to practise and teach. Then complete appropriate level of work below.  

Note: please don't feel you have to print out everything I put on here - if you can do it by hand on some paper that is more than enough but continue to use the sheets if this works for you. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'feet, keep, sleep, teeth'  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Topic

Recap quick quiz! 

What are the four countries that make up the UK? 

Which one of these flags is the union jack? 

Where can I find Buckingham palace? 

Today we are going to focus on rivers! Please spend some time researching and creating a poster all about rivers! Please include the definitions of the words below, a labelled diagram and some cool facts! 

  • Bank – The riverbank is the land at the side of the river.
  • Bed – The bed is the bottom of a river. A riverbed can be made of sand, rocks or mud depending on the river.
  • Mouth – The end of a river where it flows into the sea, another river or a lake.
  • Source – The start of a river is its source. This could be a spring on a hillside, a lake, or a bog or marsh. A river may have more than one source.

Have fun and I can't wait to see these posters and share them on our class page! 

Miss Wheatley 

Monday 11th May 2020                                                  11/05/20 

Good morning Wren class and happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely long bank holiday weekend and have enjoyed time with your family. 

Reading and phonics

Today we are going to have an alien day!! Woooooooo! We are going to look at alien words (fake words) and use our phonics to segment and blend each word. 

Choose a warm up activity and then go through alien phase 5 sound powerpoint. Have some fun and make some alien words up, who can make the silliest? Send them in! 

This is a fun alien words game - choose phase 5 and a sound to focus on. Maybe one that your child isn't too confident reading. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html You will have to allow flash player for this game to work. 

Literacy

On Friday you created your own character for your own river story. Today I would like you to create a story map of your own river story visiting places along the way. 

Make sure you have a beginning, visit 2/3 (your own ideas) places along the way, an exciting event and an ending. You can create this by drawing the river and plot your story along it or use the story board in the docs below. 

Please plan 6 parts of your story as mentioned before. 

BEGINNING - where are you? Who are you? What can you see? 

SETTING x3 - where does your river take you? 

EXCITING EVENT- what happens?! Think of the waterfall part in the original story. 

ENDING - where do you end up? How are you feeling? 

These questions are just prompts to help talk through your story - draw and plot each point on your story plan. The more detail the easier writing each section will be throughout the week. 

Maths

This week we are learning about MONEY!! 

National curriculum links: 

Ma1/3.1c: recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes

Spend some time today exploring different coins and naming them. It would be really helpful for the children to learn that 10p is made up of 10 pennies and is also 10 ones. The p is used for money. 

So if you have 2p + 2p that's the same as 2+2! 

Explore the powerpoint to identify the coins and listen to the money song! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFzAU3u06Ps

Some games to play:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words tricky words 'little, like, some, come, have, so '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :). When writing always try to join up when possible.

Computing

Please carry on with code.org lesson 4 today - sequencing with scrat. 

Science

Can you remember the difference between a vertebrate and a invertebrate? Can you name some examples?

Last week you researched and sorted mammals and fish. 

Can you remember some of the features of each category? 

Recap and spend some time today looking at birds and reptiles watch the videos for birds and reptiles here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv and others too! 

Create a poster for the features of birds and reptiles or write down some facts you have learnt about. I have put a sorting activity just for extra - we are learning about amphibians next week!

Have a great day and remember to send me any work you do! 

Miss Wheatley xx

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Friday 8th May 2020 

Today is a bank holiday so no daily work will be uploaded however, it is VE day which I would like get the children to learn about and celebrate. This is an optional extra there is no expectation for you to do this as it is a day off. 

VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day – it was considered the formal ending of the Second World War following the surrender of Nazi Germany. Fighting did continue in the Far East and South East Asia as Japan continued with the war – all fighting didn’t end until August 1945.

However, after five and a half years of fighting with Nazi Germany the war was considered to be over with Germany occupied and the rest of Europe liberated.

At the end of the Second World War people were happy that the fighting had stopped. However, lots of things like food were still rationed.

On VE Day itself lots of people held street parties, but they also remembered those who had still not returned from fighting and those who would never return.

Have a look at the activities below that you can do at home to celebrate and remember those who lost their lives in the war. 

V for victory!! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

Thursday 7th May 2020                                             07/05/20

Good morning wrens I hope you are well! What a lovely, bright sunny morning! I used some adjectives in that sentence, can you tell me what they are? There are 3! 

Reading and phonics

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ai' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ai' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ai' activity to recap yesterday. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'ey' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound p r ey - prey! Remeber this 'ey' sound also makes the 'ee' sound in 'key' 

You could do a sorting column as a phonics challenge today 

ey       'ai' ey    'ee'
I can see a bird of prey.  The donkey is walking along the path. 
   

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'ey' sound? 

Literacy

I hope all of you have finished your extra page for the story. The ones I saw were fantastic! Next week we will be writing our story but today and Friday will be spent planning and getting our ideas together. 

WALT: create and plan a character 

Today we are going to create a character for our own river story. The little girl is the main character in A River and we meet her on the first page. 

Have a think of who you want your character to be. It could be you or someone different? You might have someone go with you to change the story more? A friend or a pet to share the adventure with? 

Have a think and fill in a character plan profile thinking about the characters appearance and personality (we find a lot out about the little girl in the first page by looking at her bedroom). Maybe you could draw the bedroom/home of your own character as an extra way to get into your main character. 

Maths

Choose a game to practise subtraction

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/funkyMummy/index.html 

Yesterday we were using a number line to take away and you did a fabulous job.

Today we are going to practising taking away but we are going to choose what tool to use. 

We can use objects...

A number line 

A hundred square 

Counting back mentally 

Complete the sheet and parents give chn some harder ones with bigger numbers but not bridging ten. Stick to two digit take away single digit. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'prey, they, grey'  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

PE

It's Thursday which means PE day! I saw this online and thought it looked fun why not have a go at home! 

https://primarypeplanning.com/home-pe-ks1-challenge-activities/ 

It is so important to stay active and healthy wrens so have a go at some of the PE challenges in the docs section or continue with PE planning lesson 3. 

Let's get moving!!! 

Miss Wheatley x

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020                           06.05.20

Good morning Wrens! Hope you are ok and are ready for the day! Sending big smiles your way today on this sunny morning. 

Reading and phonics

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ai' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ai' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ai' activity to recap yesterday. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'a_e' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound c a k e - cake! 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'a_e' sound? 

Short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0aCGmNNl-s 

Literacy

WOW your extra pages for the book were amazing yesterday! You have added some really interesting settings to the story. Here are some to share! 

Harry H's setting was a cold dark cave

Ned's setting took him past a police station! 

Rosabella went past a beautiful meadow! 

I really love seeing all of your work so please send it in if you haven't yet. 

Spend today finishing your extra page or if you have write a few extra sentences to describe your new setting the same way you did on Monday. 

WALT: describe my new setting 

What can be seen? What can be heard? Include details about the weather? Include details about the time of day? use adjectives (describing words) to describe each noun? Feelings and emotions. Minimum 3 sentences please. 

Maths

I hope you had fun doing the number grid challenges yesterday. Lots of you went for level 3 which is fantastic! The more you challenge yourself the more you learn! 

Remember this week we are learning about subtraction focusing on counting backwards. 

WALT: subtract using a number line 

Today we are going to be taking away using a number line. Spend time making a number line, print one if you can or use a ruler? When we subtract we count down, the number gets smaller. 

Go through the powerpoint to warm up and practise the skill. Then have a go at the sheet independently. Parents maybe do the first one together then mark at the end? 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'cake, late, game, make'  tricky words 'little and like '. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Art

Last week we created our Marc Martin inspired city scapes and they were amazing!!! Go back to last week to have a look at everyone's to remind yourself. 

Today we are going to do a countryside scape using Marc Martin's paintings in the books and other artists to inspire us!

Go through powerpoint and discuss lines, shapes, colours and create your own country side scape. 

I can't wait to see them all and have fun 

Miss Wheatley x

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning wrens! Hope you enjoyed star wars day yesterday! Harry Yeo says a big hello I am your father!!!! 

Let's start the day with some exercise, choose from yoga, just dance or some home exercises like star jumps or hops. Ready...steady...go! 

Reading and phonics

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ai' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ai' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! Maybe do an 'ay' activity to recap yesterday. 

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'ai' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound p ai n - pain! 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'ai' sound? 

NB: You could go through your flashcards from school and if there are any sounds your child doesn't know or is slower recognising you could do some extra reading activities and games with those sounds too. You might not want to do the 'ai' sound today you might find it more beneficial to change the sound to suit your child's needs - but keep the structure and timings of a phonics lesson. Email me if you need support doing this. 

Literacy

Yesterday we wrote a description of one of the settings in our river story. The ones I saw were amazing! You used the questions to add detail and some amazing adjectives! 

Today we are going to add our own page to the story. 

WALT – add a different setting to our story

Today you are going to design and draw the next stop on the little girls adventure after the waterfall page. Where does she land? What is it like? It could be anywhere!! Use the questions from yesterday and your senses to really capture it. Also think about emotions. 

Get a page of A4 or A3 and fold in half to make into a book. Create a picture of your setting using Marc Martin's colours and style to inspire you. You can even create your page on a computer if you want to today.  Remember to include the little girl and her boat and add lots of details. Think about what your sentence will say (they are short in the book) see if you can come up with a sentence that follows on after the waterfall. I can't wait to see what ideas you come up with! 

Maths

I hope you were all whizzes on taking away yesterday! Work out and count this morning!! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yUC1NCFkE&t=3s 

What are we learning this week? That's right subtraction! Can you make the sign with your arm? What does a plus look like? Equals? 

You did some amazing counting backwards yesterday! Today we are going to be looking at our 100 grid again focusing on counting backwards but with bigger numbers. 

WALT: find missing numbers in a hundred grid. 

Go through counting backwards powerpoint to warm up. 

Choose a level of activity! Aim high for a super star challenge! 

Subtraction games as practise/warm up: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/subtraction/subtraction-to-10 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'pain, rain, stain, paint'  tricky words 'come and some'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Topic

As part of our topic this half term 'River and Lakes' we are going to study the countries and landmarks of the UK and some river facts as well. 

Last week we looked at the 4 countries that make up the UK? Can you remember them? 

What was this flag called? Why was it called that? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1--ks2-the-united-kingdom/zhtgrj6 - explore BBC bitesize with videos and discussion points. 

 

Can you open google maps or an atlas and find the 4 countries that make up the UK? Can you locate each capital city? And these famous landmarks? Discuss the names of each landmark and where it is. 

Buckingham Palace 

West highland line 

Mount Snowdon 

Giant's causeway 

Google Earth could be a fun way to explore the UK during these topic/geography sessions. 

https://earth.google.com/web/

Have a good day 

Miss Wheatley x

Happy Monday from me!

Still image for this video

Monday 4th May 2020

Good morning wrens! I hope you had a lovely weekend and are feeling ready to get back into your home learning. It's star wars day today - may the 4th be with you! Maybe you could ask your parents their favourite star wars character and why? If you don't know what they look like then have a look online. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl7MI8ZlczE - listen to the music theme for the films. How does it make you feel? What instruments can you hear? 

Reading and phonics

This week we are going to revisit all of the 'ai' sounds. Each day this week we will look at a focus 'ai' sound. We have reached the point now where we have covered all of the year 1 sounds and now we need to spend time revisiting.  

Choose a morning activity from the powerpoint attached to warm up! 

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'ay' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound S a t ur day - Saturday! 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'ay' sound? 

You could go through your flashcards from school and if there are any sounds your child doesn't know or is slower recognising you could do some extra reading activities and games with those sounds too. You might not want to do the 'ay' sound today you might find it more beneficial to change the sound to suit your child's needs - but keep the structure and timings of a phonics lesson. Email me if you need support doing this. 

Literacy

We have been reading and exploring our story A River and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am! On Friday you created a mind map of all of the settings in our story. There are quite a lot! Today I would like you to choose 1 setting from your mind map to describe. 

WALT: to describe a setting

First choose a setting to write about - study it. Answer these questions verbally together? 
What can be seen?

Say what can be heard?

 Include details about the weather?

Include details about the time of day?

Use adjectives (describing words) to describe each noun?

Write a description about a setting using these questions and your senses to help. 5 sentences minimum. Children to write the date and WALT at the top of the page and write independently as much as possible today please. 

Remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and letters to be joined up as much as possible. 

Maths

This week we are going to be focusing on subtraction. To start show your child the take away symbol and discuss all the words that mean the take away? 

Practise some simple take away calculations using real objects like cheerios or fruit to check they remember what it means to take away? The number gets smaller, we go backwards on a number line etc, how many left etc? 

 e.g. 5 - 3 = 2

When we subtract,  we count backwards - that is what we are going to practise today. Go through challenge cards of 3 levels. Use time today to make a number line for using in the week. 

Subtraction games as practise/warm up: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/subtraction/subtraction-to-10 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'day, pray, Sunday, spray'  tricky words 'come and some'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Science

Due to timetable complications and trying to squeeze everything in we are doing science today instead of computing. If you child still wants to do some computing after that's fine use Scratch Jnr or J2e to create something! 

https://www.scratchjr.org/ https://www.j2e.com/jit5#turtle 

Last time we did science we learned about the words: 

Vertebrate and Invertebrate - recap what these mean and give some examples for each. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3 

Today we are going to be learning about mammals and fish! 

Can you name a mammal? Can you name a type of fish? Go through the powerpoint spending some time on the features of mammals and fish and how they are different. 

Sorting activity at the end. 

Have fun today and be sure to send anything you complete over as I want to see it! 

Miss Wheatley x

Friday 1st May 2020

Happy Friday folks and happy first day of May! I hope you had a nice day yesterday and are ready for fun Friday! 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below. If you have run out of school books please remember we have a log in to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. Log in and explore the books and see what you can find! 

Username: Wrenclass2020
Password: Motcombe1

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'u' sound such as the 'u' sound in  'unicorn' and 'pupil. - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound u n i c or n - unicorn! 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'u' sound? 

Literacy

Yesterday you described a page from the story that you liked the most using adjectives and thinking about the feelings of the little girl in that part of the story. 

The emotions change quite a lot in the book and that is true for when you go on such a big adventure! On your graphs from Wednesday I saw that the line of emotions goes up and down depending on where the little girl is in the story. 

Today we are going to be introducing and exploring the different settings in the book?

Can you remember what a setting is? What does it mean? What is the setting for The Gruffalo or Little Red Riding Hood? 

A setting is WHERE the story takes place. Our River story goes to many places doesn't it! What I would like you to do like is create a spider diagram with all the settings in the story with a brief description of it underneath. Use your senses to get really detailed descriptions.  

This might be quite big so create on A3 paper like your story maps if you can. I want this to be big and detailed! Use paper, felt tips to draw and describe each setting. Make a list of how many in total? 

Sienna has been a whizz and completed hers already! An excellent example to go from...  

Please keep these safe as we will be using it to continue our setting writing on Monday. 

- spider diagrams 

SPELLINGS - please choose another 10 words from the list provided last Friday. 

Maths

Warm up: Go through the maths warm up powerpoint attached below. 

WALT: continue adding two numbers together 

Main activity:

  • Show children a 1–100 number grid 
  • Point to 50. What is 50 add 10?
  • And where is the answer on the 100 square?
  • What if we added 11, not 10? What happens?
  • Discuss Spider moving down and Fly moving across and how the answer is at the beginning of the next line.
  • Repeat with 60 + 11.
  • I’m thinking of a number on this grid. I add 11 and end up here. Point to 41. Where did I start? Children discuss and work out the answer in pairs and then write it down on a whiteboard.

We are going to extend our learning today with adding two digit numbers together using the 100 square. Attached is the sheet with some helpful tips. The numbers will not bridge ten. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'duty, tuba, uniform '  tricky words 'could and should'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

RE

Recap the story of Genesis 1 from last week.

Set the scene: Here’s a story told by Jewish and Christian people about God. What is their response to the story — feelings, ideas, questions? Then focus on this question: what does the story tell us about what God is like? (For example: big, amazing, powerful, exciting, clever, patient.) • Explore the story in different ways. For example: 

  • draw and role play: imagine pupils are the first animals, birds or fish!
  • Use pupils’ key words, or these suggestions for a very simple sequence activity: light/waters/land and sea/sun and moon/birds and fish/animals and humans; rest. Sheet attached if you would like to extend on this and a fun creation rap! 

 What an amazing world! Ask the key question: Who made the world? The answer that Christians (and others) give is, ‘God did’. Not everyone thinks this, of course.

Have a great weekend and I will speak to you all on Monday!

Miss Wheatley x

 

Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!

Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  1 Ned's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  2 Hazel's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  3 Bella's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  4 Harry H's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  5 Rosabella's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  6 Barney's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  7 Taylor's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  8 Harry Y's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  9 Sienna's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  10 Eleanor's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  11 Margot's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  12 Angus's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  13 Amber's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  14 Oksminda's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  15 Ben's creation
Our Marc Martin inspired cityscapes!  16 Hattie's creation

Thursday 30th April 2020

Morning Wren class I hope you are all OK and still smiling those amazing smiles! Today is the last day in April, what is tomorrow's new month going to be?  Do you know anyone who has a birthday in May? Can you spot the 'ay' sound in May? Where is it? Yes it's at the end! Well done :) 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below. If you have run out of school books please remember we have a log in to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. Log in and explore the books and see what you can find! 

Username: Wrenclass2020
Password: Motcombe1

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'o' which isn't 'oa' it is 'oo' in 'to' and 'do'

 - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound t o n igh t - tonight!Talk about other 'oo, ue, ew,'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'o' sound? 

Literacy

So yesterday we looked at the emotions of the book and put these onto a feelings graph. The ones I saw were fantastic so well done!

Do you think the story is mostly happy or sad? Why? Can you find a page where the little girl is happy? Sad? Alone? Worried? Now that you have looked through or re-watched the book I would like you to pick a page to write about. Any page - you choose! 

WALT: to describe a picture in detail 

Today we are going to write about page/scene of your choice. In our sentences I would like you to tell me....

What is happening in the picture? WHAT? WHO? WHERE? etc - remember to use adjectives and noun phrases to add detail. 

How is the little girl feeling in the picture? How does this picture make you feel? 

Please write at least 3 complete sentences and draw the page you have chosen to go alongside your writing if you would like to. 

Writing checklist attached in docs - this is what should be included every time you write. 

Have fun! 

Maths

Warm up: Pick one of our maths songs to get your maths brain ticking! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0

WALT: Adding 11 to 2-digit numbers.

  • Show children items (e.g. stationery) with prices in multiples of 10p, e.g. 40p, 60p etc.
  • All these are ‘going up’ by 11p! What does that mean?

  Can you help the shopkeeper to work out the new prices?

  • Ask children to use a counter on a 1-100 number grids (see resources from previous days this week) to find the new prices for each object.
  • Discuss the new prices and complete sheet. 
  • Extra: Use some prices that are not multiples of 10, e.g. 45p, 32p, 29p etc. Children add 11p to these prices.

Attached is the sheet for today. Please do page 4 of the block of sheets but feel free to do more if you want a challenge! The earlier sheets revisit adding 10's etc to practise more if you feel you need to and have time. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'to, do, tonight, '  tricky words 'could and should'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

PE

Today is our PE slot! Yay! Hopefully the weather isn't too rainy this afternoon so you can get outside for some exercise! Remember how important it is to stay fit and healthy. How about a little challenge today? 

Miss Wheatley's one minute challenge!! 

How many star jumps can you do in a minute? Count as you go! 

How many times can you sit down and stand up again? 

How many 1 legged hops can you do? 

How many times can you go around your garden/living room? 

Maybe you can have a little competition in your house with your family on who can do the most?! 

Last week I put on a scheme of work to work through in PE so if you can please read lesson 2 and do what you can with what you have in your garden. It is about spatial awareness and body movements. It also has a super fun rabbit game you could play as a family. If the weather is poor remember to use Joe Wicks or Just Dance to get moving inside too! 

Have fun and remember to smile!! Here is a picture of me smiling to spread the happiness. 

Miss Wheatley x

Some top tips if you are struggling to get home learning going! 

 

  • Wear a Motcombe Primary school top - let your child know when they are wearing this they are at school.
  • Keep sessions short and manageable
  • Give a couple minutes of warning when you are about to start home learning so your child doesn't feel as they are being dragged away when they are in the middle of something. 
  • Try using a now and next timetable. For example now- maths and next Lego.
  • Tell them you are going to take photos so Miss Wheatley can see their amazing learning.
  • Make it fun!

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Morning guys! How are you all doing? Hope you are good and ready for another day! We are half way through the week and you are all doing brilliantly with your home learning. 

It's a bit grey today but that doesn't mean we can't have fun! If you see someone looking sad in your house today I challenge you to cheer them up with a big cuddle. Can you do that for me? It's important to be there for our family when they are happy or sad. A cuddle solves most problems even when you're a grown up! 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below. If you have run out of school books please remember we have a log in to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. Log in and explore the books and see what you can find! 

Username: Wrenclass2020
Password: Motcombe1

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'i' - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound

p i n t - pint!Talk about other 'igh, ie'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'i' sound? 

Parents - if you would like to, have a look at the phonics lessons provided from the English hub - the sounds might not be in the right order for us at the moment but it will give you an idea on what is included in a phonics lesson and how it should be structured. There are 3 levels on the page so make sure you find the year 1 one. It goes up on the channel at half 10 maybe you can have it on whilst you have a snack or break? I will continue to put daily phonics up but you may find this easier/more beneficial for your child. Let me know your thoughts on the lessons! Lesson 1 and 2 are up already so you can start from 1 and play catch up. :) 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGObda6B-T36vJlZYN06lOh

Literacy

Your story river maps were amazing yesterday! Well done everyone! Story maps allow us to re-tell the story in our own words and to remember to sequence. Here is an example one from yesterday.... can you guess who's it is? 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Today we are going to plot a feelings chart about the little girl as she goes through the pages of the story.

WALT: explore the different emotions within our story

To warm up let's look at some different emotions and talk about why we might be feeling that way? What might have happened to make us feel that way? Explore a mixture of emotions. 

Here is an example of a feelings chart... Discuss with your child how the line goes up and down depending on the mood and situation. We are going to make our own one of these about A River. Add a few brief notes to explain what is happening at each point. You might want to change the emotions on the scale if you do your own. A template for one is in the docs below. When doing this discuss why your child thinks that the girl feels happy, sad, excited etc? What are the clues? Do the pictures influence us? 

Maths

Warm up: With you hundred square from yesterday play a game of splat with a partner to find the the number the other person says. See how fast you can find the number! Is there a trick to it? Parents discuss that if the number is 54 it is going to be in the 50's row. 

Link to interactive 100 square that we use in school is here: 

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Yesterday you were practising adding 10, 20, 30 etc to numbers on the hundred grid. You were using the spider to help you count how many 10's have been added. Parents, if you think your child needs more practise spend today consolidating this skill. 

WALT: adding near 10s to a 2-digit number.

  • Write 53 + 11 = __ on the board. How is this different to the number sentences from the last lesson? Draw out that instead of adding 10 we are going to add 11. What is different about the numbers 10 and 11? It is 1 more than 10!
  • Recap using Spider to add 10 on the number grid: What is 53 + 10?   
  • Explain that we haven’t finished there as we need to add 1 more… Who can help us to do this by adding across the grid? Fly!
  • Then use Fly to add 1 more. So what is 53 + 11? 64. Finish the number sentence on the board: 53 + 11 = 64.
  • Repeat, using Spider and Fly to help add 11 to 30. First use Spider to jump from 30 to 40. We are at the end of the row so what should we do now to add 1 more? Yes, move Fly to the beginning of the next row! 41. Model recording the number sentence.
  • Now it’s your turn… Tell a partner how to add 11 to 44… Now swap and tell your partner how to add 11 to 38.

Children record number sentences on whiteboards.

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'pint, child, rewind, behind'  tricky words 'could and should'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Art

In Art today we are going to be inspired by the beautiful illustrations in A River by Marc Martin. Have another look through the story and take in the colours and shape you can see. 

QUESTION TIME 

  • What's going on in this artwork?
  • What was your first reaction to this artwork? ...
  • Does your opinion about the artwork change the longer you look at it? 
  • Describe the lines in this artwork.
  • Describe the colours in the artwork.

Today we are going to focus on the cityscapes shown in the story and look at how Marc Martin has drawn them. Go through the powerpoint and discuss the lines and shapes you can see in the city scenes. Then have a go at drawing/painting/creating your own cityscape remembering to use Marc Martin's illustrations as inspiration. I will show your creations below so we can see what we all get upto! 

Have fun! 

Miss Wheatley x

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning Wrens :) hope you had a good yesterday and had fun doing some home learning. It's a little rainy today but that's OK, the plants and animals need some water. Maybe you could go out for a rainy walk or stay snuggled at home. Either way enjoy the day whatever the weather! Can you remember the nursery rhyme about rain? 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below. If you have run out of school books please remember we have a log in to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. Log in and explore the books and see what you can find! 

Username: Wrenclass2020
Password: Motcombe1

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'e' - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound

b e h i n d - behind!Talk about other 'ee, ea, ey, y'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'e' sound? 

Literacy

WALT: To create a river style story map to show A River by Marc Martin

I hope you enjoyed our story yesterday? It is a beautiful story with some amazing illustrations. Read the story again together with a parent or sibling. If you don't have the story.... here is the link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRcKPpqeKx4

Look at the first page of the book, what is going on in this page? What does the first page tell us about the story?  What do you think the girl likes from looking at her bedroom?

This story is from the point of view of the girl. She is writing in her room and dreaming of where the river will take her.

Activity: Draw a river story map starting at the top and winding along all the stops along the way. Remember the different places the river takes the girl. What animals does she see along the way? Draw them at the right point on your map. Add some of the colours/animals Marc Martin has chosen to support your re-telling when you have finished. 

On completion re-tell the story in your own words using your river map. This might be quite a big story map so maybe double up on paper! Attached is an example I have made to help. 

Maths 

National Curriculum links for the week (sorry I forgot to put these on yesterday) 

Ma1/2.1a: count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number

Ma1/2.1b: count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s

Ma1/2.2a: read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs

Ma1/2.2c: add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0

WALT: Adding 10s to a 2-digit number 

Warm up: Play a game of 2 digit number bingo (parents choose numbers suitable for your child) they might need to practise teen numbers or recognising higher to 100. Make it harder by giving your child 6 2 digit numbers to choose 4 from and then say this number has _ tens and _ ones or this number is one more/one less than ___. 

Main activity 

  • Working in pairs, children take it in turns to pick a number between 10 and 40 and write it on their whiteboard.
  • Provide each pair with a 1-100 number grid (see resources).
  • The other child rolls a 1-4 dice.
  • They have to add that number of 10s to the number on the whiteboard by counting on in 10s, e.g. they choose 15 and 3 is rolled on the dice … 25 (1 ten) … 35 (2 tens) … 45 (3 tens). They can use a small Spider counter (see resources) to keep track of adding 10s.
  • They record it as a number sentence, e.g. 15 + 30 = 45.
  • Repeat with new numbers.

Extension challenge! 

  • Write the number sentence 24 + ? = 54 on flipchart.
  • What number can replace the question mark?

Explain how you worked it out…

  • Show children a 1–100 number grid (see resources) and place Spider on 24.
  • Choose a child to move Spider on in 10s until she reaches 54.
  • How many 10s did she add? 3 tens: she added 30.
  • Replace question mark with 30.
  • Repeat with 41 + ? = 81. What number needs to replace the question mark now?
  • Ask children to make up their own number sentences with questions marks. Work them out together. 

Attached in the docs in the 100 grid and the spider counter. 

Handwriting 

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'behind, rewind, replay, me'  tricky words 'could and should'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Topic

If you haven't already please can you complete the start of topic quiz that can be found on the topic knowledge organiser further down this page. This gives us an idea on what your child knows already. 

So our topic overall is called 'Under the Sea' but our mini topic for this half of the summer term is 'Rivers and Lakes'. Please see knowledge organisers for a refresher.

Today we are going to start by learning about the UK as part of our geography unit as well as looking at rivers and lakes. 

National curriculum links:

Ge1/1.1b: name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom 

Ge1/1.3b : use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

  1. key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
  2. key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

WALT: To understand that the United Kingdom is a union of four countries and research the longest river in the UK

 

Look at maps of the UK and begin to identify the countries within it.  
Discuss children’s possible experiences of the countries in the UK.  
Look at the creation of the Union Jack from different component flags. Discuss how union means ‘joined together’.  
Discuss the recent referendum on independence for Scotland and the resulting ‘No’ vote. Help children to understand that people in the country were asked to decide if Scotland should stay in the United Kingdom or not.

Complete the flag activity looking at how the Union Jack was formed. 

Key learning questions: 

What does union mean? 
Which countries are in the United Kingdom?  
Can you describe the union flag?  
How was the union flag created? 

Extra: What is the longest river in the UK? How long is it? Can you create a research poster on the river? 

Plot these landmarks and the longest river on your map of the UK - blank map of UK attached 

Giant's causeway 

Buckingham Palace 

West highland line 

Mount Snowdon 

I know there is a lot of topic work so please don't feel you have to complete it all today - if you can by next Tuesday as we will be moving on to the individual countries in the UK that would be great. 

Have fun and take care

Miss Wheatley xx

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning Wrens! I hope you had a lovely weekend in the beautiful sunshine. We are now in week 2 of the Summer term. I am so excited to see all your lovely work so let's get ready for the day! Look below to have a look at the poems we created last week - can you see your friends? What do you think of their poems? I think they are all BRILLIANT and you are super poetry writers! 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below. If you have run out of school books please remember we have a log in to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. Log in and explore the books and see what you can find! 

Username: Wrenclass2020
Password: Motcombe1

Phonics – focus sound of the day long 'a' - go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition.  The children know the phonics routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound

A p r i l  - April! Talk about other 'ai, ay'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'a' sound?

Literacy

Week 1 Marc Martin - exploration, re-telling/sequencing 

WALT:Discuss texts and explore our own ideas. 

 

This is going to be our focus story for the next 3 weeks. It is a beautiful story about a little girl and a river. Read the story or watch the link here 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRcKPpqeKx4

Discuss what happens in the story, what did you like/dislike? What it is about? Who are the characters? Where does the story take place (setting)? Is it a good story? Does it teach us anything? How does each page make you feel? 

Parents, choose 1 question from each VIPER section of the comprehension prompts below. 5 questions in total. Today is ALL about exploring and enjoying the text! 

Extra activity: Draw a picture of your favourite event/page? The illustrations are beautiful aren't they?! I really hope you enjoy the story. 

Maths

Focus this week: ADDITION 

The children should have a very sound knowledge of addition. In class we have covered adding 1 more, adding two single digit numbers and using a number line to add. 

This week I would like to move the children on with the addition skills! 

WALT: Adding 10s to a 2 - digit number 

  • Show children a 1–100 number grid.
  • Place Spider on 21. What is 21 add 10? Model how Spider moves down one square to 31. This saves us having to count on in 1s, so makes counting lots quicker!
  • When the count reaches 51 say Stop! What is 10 more?
  • Model how to record this in a number sentence, e.g. 51 add 10 is 61, and 51 + 10 = 61. On your whiteboards, write 10 more than 61.  Can you show a number sentence for this?
  • Repeat with other starting numbers, e.g. 5, 18, 21, adding 10 each time.
  • Place Spider on 17. What is 17 add 20? Model how Spider moves down two squares to 37. Record: 17 + 20 = 37.
  • Repeat with adding 20 to other starting numbers with, then without the grid.
  • Extend to adding 30 and 40 (not crossing 100 barrier).

Resources are in the documents section. Please photograph the number sentences and your 100 squares being used! Extension - can you fill out a reasoning speech bubble to explain HOW you know that is the answer? 

Game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 Select Level 2, Addition, Add 10 

Handwriting 

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'April, baby, paper, bacon'  tricky words 'because and have'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

Computing

You might need a little wiggle before sitting down and doing some computing!

Get your groove on here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYWycl8vR5c

Please continue with learning on code.org. Type in code.org/join, enter code ZYMZYD and let your child log in. 

Last week we learnt about keeping safe online - can you remember what information we shouldn't give out online? 

Lesson 2 - Learn to Drag and Drop 

Goal: This will teach students how to use Code.org to complete online puzzles.

NB: I apologise that this may be a little repetitive from the last course, as this is a new free resource I am still exploring the usefulness of it. Please bare with me and hopefully your child still enjoys it and can really practise the skill! At the end I will list some other computing sites/apps that may be useful too. 

Take some time to explicitly teach how to click, drag, and drop. Take time to introduce the language around the devices students will be using when they work on the puzzles. If you have tablets, students will be using a touch screen. If you have laptops, they will likely be using a trackpad. Desktop computers like you might find in a lab will rely on the use of the mouse.

Extra: Consider having children break down the steps of dragging and dropping and record them on the board. For example:

  1. Move the arrow to the block.
  2. Click and hold the mouse button.
  3. Move the mouse.
  4. Let go of the button.

Doing this will give students practice with creating an algorithm, which is a concept that will be explored in upcoming lessons.

Teacher (parent) tips! When helping try not to:

  • Sit in the child's chair
  • Use the keyboard for them
  • Use the mouse for them 
  • Make sure your child can describe the solution to you out loud before you walk away

Work through the steps of lesson 2 - please try and stay with the class and stop once this lesson is completed. 

Other computing apps 

Scratch Jnr! The children know this app and it is free. You can create and code your own moving story boards. 

Links: 

https://www.scratchjr.org/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

https://www.j2e.com/jit5#turtle

Have a good day guys and make sure to send me any work you do :) 

Miss Wheatley 

Phonics lessons coming Monday 27th April

What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far...

What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 1 Bella's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 2 Riley's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 3 Sienna's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 4 Taylor's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 5 Ned's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 6 Ben's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 7 Oksminda's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 8 Harry's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 9 Harry's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 10 Barney's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 11 Rosabella's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 12 Amber's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 13 Eleanor's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 14 Margot's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 15 Angus's poem
What do you see under the sea? Finished poems so far... 16 Hattie's poem

Friday 24th April 2020 

Good morning Wrens and happy Friday!! We have had such a brilliant week, lets make today another amazing day! Did you send a message to your friend yesterday? I am sure it made them smile. Today I challenge you to see how many times you can make someone in your house smile or laugh! Lets spread the happiness and love today.

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below. If you have run out of school books please remember we have a log in to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. Log in and explore the books and see what you can find! 

Username: Wrenclass2020
Password: Motcombe1

Phonics – focus sound of the day ‘ ew' go through powerpoint if you can. There is parent guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound th r ew - threw! Talk about other 'ue, oo'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'ew' sound? Discuss where in the word would you find this alternative 'ew' sound? 

Literacy - poetry week 

Yesterday I saw some amazing under the sea poems! Well done everyone! If you need to, please spend the day completing your poem and send it in once it is finished. I can't wait to see them all! I will choose a few to put up on the website to share our wonderful work. 

Once you have finished ask your family if you could perform and read your poem to them. Maybe ask a sibling to help you perform? Could you think of some actions together to show the events in your poem? Get those scary shark fins ready! 

Ask an adult to check you have used some of these key skills in your poem. Have you used? 

  • Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
  • Joined up writing 
  • Mostly accurate spellings with tricky words spelt correctly 
  • Repeated questions
  • Noun phrases and/or adjectives 
  • 1 rhyming pair per stanza - tricky challenge! 

Big tick if you used some of these skills in your poem - well done! 

Friday is also spelling day! Unfortunately we won't be able to do our Spring spelling bee BUT that doesn't mean we can't practise still! Parents I have attached the Year 1 and 2 common exception words for you to choose 10 spellings per week from. 

Below are some tips on how to practise spelling...

  1. Mnemonics: Mnemonic devices help to turn information into pictures, sentences or rhymes. In fact, it can be just about anything else to make remembering easier.
  2. Rules: Often, one of the best ways to learn is by understanding the rules. As your student learns new words they can learn more rules, too. Eg, why does the 'Y' in 'party' turn to 'I'' in 'parties?'
  3. Misspelled words: Learn commonly misspelled words. Even native speakers get some words wrong. Write a list of common words that are tough to learn and memorise them.
  4. Make a trouble list. Write a list of words that the student repeatedly gets wrong. Concentrate on those by using mnemonics to help your student to remember.
  5. Word origins: Lots of words have Roman or Greek roots. Getting students to study the origin of a word can lead to a fuller understanding of new words.
  6. Chunks: Break down the word into chunks to make it easier. Eg 'necessary,' becomes 'nec-ess-a-ry.' 
  7. Sound: Sounding it out is a trick that works well with younger students. Say it loud and slow, then write down what you hear.
  8. Picture: Drawing can be used as another mnemonic device. For example, the word 'bed' looks like a bed. Draw words your student has trouble with and turn it into a visual aid.
  9. Word games: These are a great way to boost spelling skills in a fun way. Classic games such as Scrabble can improve spelling in no time at all.

Maths

WALT: Use number bonds to help me solve addition problems. 

Today we are consolidating what we have learnt this week about number bonds. 

Recap number bonds in a quick fire style to 10 or 20. 

Play number bond games here: 

http://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

https://mathszone.co.uk/number-facts/number-bonds-to-10/beaver-catch-10-ict-games-2/

Activity: Choose from the 3 number challenge sheets and then complete a few number bond challenge cards! Are you ready for a challenge?! 

Handwriting 

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'new, renew, blew, threw '  tricky words 'because and have'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. When writing always try to join up when possible.

RE 

Our new theme this half term in RE is... 

CREATION - Who made the world?

You might like to start with this..

Spend some time experiencing nature. If possible, walk barefoot on grass or sand. Look closely at flowers and insects. Lie underneath some trees and watch the sunlight filter through the leaves. What words can pupils use to describe the experiences, and their feelings?

Main activity/discussion 

Give pupils images of some created things, or the objects themselves: for example, teddy bear, mobile phone, crusty bread. Ask them to say what the person who made them (the ‘creator’) might be like. Give them some words to think about, some that are likely, (for example, friendly, creative, clever), some less likely (small, angry, bearded). Talk about whether the maker of a teddy bear must be furry, the baker crusty, and the mobile phone-maker square. • Look at some lovely images (or objects) of the natural world. If these have a creator, what might the creator be like? (for example, amazing, huge, strong, full of ideas, happy, magic.) • Introduce the story of Genesis 1. Set the scene: Here’s a story told by Jewish and Christian people about God. What is their response to the story — feelings, ideas, questions? Then focus on this question: what does the story tell us about what God is like? (For example: big, amazing, powerful, exciting, clever, patient.) 

Genesis 1 and natural world pictures attached below. 

Enjoy today and have a lovely weekend everyone :) 

Miss Wheatley 

Next week our focus story in Literacy will be A River by Marc Martin. We will be reading and using this as a stimulus for 3 weeks. 

There is a video of the story being read on you tube which we will use next week but if you would like to buy a copy of the book here is the link:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/River-Marc-Martin/dp/1783704330

This is not compulsory at all but just thought I would share if any of you would like to buy your own copy. Miss Wheatley :) 

 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Morning Wren Class! Hope you are OK and ready for another fun day! I am sure you are missing all of your friends at Motcombe so why not send them a message today? Wishing them well and Happy St George's Day! :) Ask mummy or daddy to help you write a message, maybe even send a selfie! It is important to check in on our friends and family to make sure they are OK and to send them some love! 

 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below. If you have run out of school books please remember we have a log in to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. Log in and explore the books and see what you can find! 

Username: Wrenclass2020
Password: Motcombe1

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ ow' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound s n ow - snow!! Talk about other 'oa, oe, o'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'ow' sound? Discuss where in the word would you find this alternative 'ow' sound? 

Links 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPtNBSfCkJA

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm#

Literacy 

WALT: Write a poem based on a given structure

Yesterday you planned your own under the sea poem - the ones I saw were amazing! Today we are going to write our poem out in our best handwriting, making sure any spelling mistakes are corrected from yesterday. All chn to start with 'What do you see under the sea?' this can then be repeated throughout the poem to add rhythm and flow. Remember to use your plan from yesterday and the video to help inspire you! 

I would like a minimum of 4-5 stanzas to this poem (it is going to be longer than our original and might not rhyme as much but we have made it our own!). 

This might take a longer time to complete so feel free to spend today and tomorrow working on this as I want it to be a sound piece of writing to be sent to me for assessment. 

Example: 

What do you see under the sea? - repeat

I see hungry, great white sharks looking for food and a small, orange crab clicking his claws. 

What do you see under the sea? 

I see a pack of huge, killer whales gliding along, opening their wide, terrible jaws! - noun phrases used too. 

I would like your poem to include: 

  • Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
  • Joined up writing 
  • Mostly accurate spellings with tricky words spelt correctly 
  • Repeated questions
  • Noun phrases and or adjectives 
  • 1 rhyming pair per stanza 

Attached in docs is the original poem, some paper and word banks to support spelling. I can't wait to see the poems! Please send in once complete. 

Maths

WOW! Your maths work yesterday was amazing! You have so much knowledge in how to represent numbers and calculations in different ways. 

Crafty number bond exercises! Can you show all of the number bonds to 10?! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZi-6_-Uhwc

 

 

 

 

WALT: think of different ways to make 10/20. 

Parents display a mix of 3 number bonds to 10 or 20 (depending on your child's confidence level) ask your child to answer the question on the board? Can they show that number bond in a bar model or as a part part whole model? 

This week we have been learning about number bonds but we can make totals in lots of different ways. Introduce the challenge of a 3 step number sentence - work it out together using a number line or by counting on in your head. 

Examples: 12 + 4 + 4 =   10 + 5 + 5 =    4 + 2 + 1 =      15 + 3 + 2 = 

Do at least 5 three step number sentences to practise this - answers to equal 10 or 20. Using the number line, objects or counting on to work out. 

Handwriting 

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'show, snow, blow, glow '  tricky words 'because and have'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. Writing must always try to be joined up when possible. 

 

 

PE

Our focus skill this half term is multi skills building up to striking and fielding games before May half term. 

Please follow the scheme of work provided in the documents section starting with Lesson 1 - make this work for you and your family. Focus on the skills and use whatever resources you have to hand. We will be alternating between this and dance every other week. 

Have fun and remember to send any work over via email and enjoy the day! 

Miss Wheatley x

Just a quick message to say that there will be some supplies of exercise books and paper at the SPS HUB tomorrow and Friday for those who need writing materials to support home learning. Due to social distancing and the current lock down situation I must emphasise to only make this visit and journey if it is absolutely necessary. Thank you :) 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020              

Good morning guys :) welcome to Wednesday and WOW look at the sunshine! How does the sunshine make you feel? It always puts a smile on my face and makes me feel full of energy! 

How about some yoga or dance this morning to start the day? 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izMJDiHQBH0&list=PLJX_NbXD9IBc_BQp-6WglFiCdhKxAwvzT

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ igh' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound f ight t - fight! Talk about other 'igh, ie, i, y'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'igh' sound? Discuss where in the word would you find this alternative 'igh' sound? 

Literacy

WALT: Generate a range of ideas to use within a poem. 

I really hope you like the poem I have chosen for us to read? Read the poem again and recap what it is about and where the rhyming words are. Today we are going to plan our own What do you see under the sea? poem. You have 6 boxes to complete with your ideas

Today we are gathering ideas for our poem using our under the sea inspiration from yesterday's video and our poem. 

Think of 6 things you see under the sea and add them to each box on your plan. 

Try to be really exciting though....

I see a fish - this is a very simple boring sentence and you can write so much better than that! 

What do you see under the sea? I see a wiggling, hungry fish looking for some food! 

Remember when we learnt about noun phrases Wrens? Use these in your plan to help describe your sea creatures. 

Parents: a noun phrase is 2 adjectives and a noun: example the red, hot chilli. It makes our writing become more exciting to read! 

Have a go at planning your own and get creative! Don't forget to pack your scuba suit! 

Maths

WALT: Count in 2's, 5's and 10's 

Feeling crafty? Why not make one of these to practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's...

Yesterday I asked you to recap on number bonds to 10 and 20 which you did amazingly at WOW! 

Play a quick game to recap the pairs of numbers you need to make 10/20. 

WALT: Use a bar model to show my number bonds. 

Today we are going to look at representing number bonds to 10/20 in a bar model and in as many ways as we can. You will think of a number bond for example 7 + 3 and then you will show this in multiple ways...

A number sentence 7 +  3 = 10 

Part whole model example 

Bar model

10

7

3

Cubes or counting objects

Number line 

Parents - some useful maths reading about CPA approach and bar models 

https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/mastery/bar-modelling/

Activity: Use these methods and resources to show a minimum of 5 number bonds to 10 and 20. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'sight, fight, might, light '  tricky words 'because and have'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. Writing must always try to be joined up when possible. 

Art and Design

Tomorrow is St George's Day and I thought you could use this afternoon to learn about the fable of St George and then choose a craft activity of your choice. 

Attached in docs is the story of St George. 

 

Craft ideas... 

 

 

Parents - please can you have a look at the summer knowledge organisers for topic and science and do the start of topic quiz with your child. Record the answers or score somewhere for you to keep safe. Then at the end of term we can do the quiz again and hopefully know a lot more than the start! Thank you :) 

Have fun today guys and I can't wait to see your work - Miss Wheatley xx

A quick message from me :)

Still image for this video

Goodbye butterflies!!

Still image for this video
Our caterpillars turned butterflies are now fully grown ready to be released! I hope you have enjoyed watching their transformation and a big thank you to Mr Dienes and his son for looking after them for us too.
Question/thinking time:
Where do you think they will go?
What will they see?
Where would you go if you had wings?

Tuesday 21st April 2020 

Morning Wren Class! I hope you enjoyed yesterday's home learning and are starting to get back into the swing of things. Remember to try to do as much as you can but don't worry if you don't manage all of it in one day, you can always go back another day to finish off. 

Right so the sun is shining and we are ready to start learning! 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ ea' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound s ea t - seat!   Talk about other 'ee, y, e '  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

You could do a sorting grid like before... how many words can you think of for each column? 

ee ea e y
feet seat me happy

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'ea' sound? Discuss where in the word would you find this alternative 'ea' sound? 

NOTE to parents - it is more important for your child to read this sound during phonics over writing it. In this short time your child should constantly be reading this sound within words and recognising where it belongs. I have attached a reading 'ea' words sheet which I will do more frequently to provide more reading elements to this part of the day. Hope that makes sense :)

Literacy 

WOW! Your Easter holiday posters were amazing yesterday! Keep up the great work guys. 

For the rest of this week we are going to be looking at a poem. Have we looked at poems before? Can you remember any? Maybe a famous nursery rhyme you know? 

WALT: hear the rhyme in words 

WALT: explore a new poem and identify the rhyming words

Play a quick game of rhyming splat to warm up! 

I say dog....you say..... frog! 

I say cat...you say bat! 

After some fun with the warm up game settle down and read this poem with an adult. Share opinions on it, what do you like about the poem? What do you think is interesting about it?

As a team highlight the rhyming words – notice the pattern? 

Imagine we are a scuba diver – swimming through the ocean what do we see?

Play this clip and let your imagination run wild! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ZSMDWNXTg

 Pretend you are looking through your scuba goggles....

Activity - children to create a story map of the poem - who is writing the poem? What are they seeing? 5 boxes or steps for each part of the poem. Draw chn attention to the question in the poem - remember how we know its a question? Include some question marks in your story map! Keep your story map as we will need it tomorrow to continue with our learning. 

Maths 

WALT: work out number bonds to 10 and 20. 

Warm up - count in 2's, 5's and 10's! Forwards, backwards, jumping, high fives anything! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yUC1NCFkE for a fun work out and count! 

Draw the number ten in the middle of your paper/board and around it try and think of as many number bonds as you can. Remember this is 2 numbers that when added together make 10...or 20! 

Maybe some thing like this.... 

If that was a whizz for your child try it with the number 20! We can use objects to help us when adding but it is really helpful to know these pairs of numbers. Once you've created both 10 and 20 spider diagrams look at the similarities and differences. 

Notice how 6 + 4 = 10 and 16 + 4 = 20. Explore this a little throughout the lesson. 

Links to games and videos to support number bonds: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0&t=81s

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'seat, heat, tea, leaf '  tricky words 'because and have'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. Writing must always try to be joined up when possible. 

Science

Hopefully you have all managed to have a look at the topic and science organisers for the summer term. They are just a little way down the website if you haven't seen them yet. 

Our topic will be Rivers and Lakes and our Science topic is animals including humans! 

Our first science lesson is on Vertebrates and Invertebrates - explore together and find out what these words mean. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3 - Key stage 2 area but can be explained and read together. 

WALT: Identify and use the correct name for classifying animals. 

Activity - cut and sort the animals in the correct column - using the correct scientific language that you have learnt today. 

Have fun and I can't wait to see all your work from today! 

Miss Wheatley

Monday 20th April 2020 

Goooood morning Wrens! Welcome back to the virtual school, hasn't time flown by! 

I really hope you had a fantastic Easter holiday and had lots of fun and lots of chocolate! 

 We are now into the Summer Term! So new planning and knowledge organisers have been made to inform you on what we will be learning - please find the links further down the page. 

The structure of the day will remain the same as before to help with routine but feel free to mix up the days activities into an order that works best for you and your families. 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ ay ' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound p r ay - pray!  Talk about other 'ai and a'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'ay' sound? Discuss where in the word would you find this alternative 'ay' sound. 

Phonics links : 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTCP8i4Nwgc

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

Literacy

Today in Literacy I would like you to create a poster all about your Easter holidays, I would love to hear about everything you have been doing at home! Children, use some paper to note down the top 5 things you did over the holidays - number them in a list perhaps? Or you could focus on the Easter weekend if this is the most important time for you and your family. You choose! 

Answer these questions verbally to stimulate ideas and then to help write later on. 

Name 5 things you did over the holidays 1,2,3,4,5 

What did you do? Explain in some detail what your top five moments are

Who did you do it with? 

Where did you go? 

How did it make you feel?

Once you have had a detailed discussion about the holidays and have made some sort of notes/list of the best bits - use the templates attached to create a 'My Easter Holidays Poster'! 

Remember to add as much detail as you can and make it colourful - I can't wait to see them! 

Maths

This week our focus is NUMBER & PLACE VALUE 

Place value definition: Place value is the value of each digit in a number. It means understanding that 582 is made up of 500, 80 and 2, rather than 5, 8 and 2.

National Curriculum Year 1:

Ma1/2.1a: count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number

Ma1/2.1b: count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s

 

WALT: to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Warm up - ask your child to count in 2's as far as they can go! Listen to this song which is a favourite of ours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

Show children a number line (interactive, make your own, use a ruler or find attached) show jumps of 2's, 5's and 10's. Start at different points - jump forwards and backwards explaining what is happening to the number each time.   How many are we adding/taking away each time? Can you record the number patterns for each sequence to 50? 

Interactive hundred square  here: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html - splat counting in 2's, 5's and 10's in different colours - spot the patterns! Use alongside number line. 

Activity - Look at missing number sheet - choose a level which you think is best for your child - the more challenge the better! 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'pay, say, replay, Monday'  tricky words 'because and have'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning.

Computing

Please continue with learning on code.org. Type in code.org/join, enter code ZYMZYD and let your child log in. 

I have recently assigned a new scheme of work called Course A please follow the lessons in the correct order so today is an Unplugged Activity :) 

Lesson 1 notes - Where we go lesson

Play Going places video 

What three rules does the character (Arms) follow when he goes places online?

1) Always ask your parent (or teacher) first

2) Only talk to people you know

3) Stick to places that are just right for you

Now, let's see what more we can do to keep ourselves safe.

Keep It Private

  • Invite students to give examples of information that they should keep private.
    • Write down their responses on the board or chart paper so that you can return to them later in the lesson.
  • Make sure they understand that private information includes the following:
    • full name
    • age
    • address
    • telephone number
    • email address (or parents’ email addresses)
    • where they go to school or after school
    • where their parents work
  • Encourage students to discuss why it is important to keep this information private.

    • Stress that it is never safe to give out private information to people they don’t know.
    • Students should always ask a parent or caregiver before they give out private information to anyone.
  • Hand out the worksheet and allow students to complete the activity independently after the instructions have been well explained.
    What did we learn?

  • What information should you always keep private when you are using the computer?
  • What can the Internet be used for?
  • What rules do we have for visiting places online

Extra computing activities:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

https://www.j2e.com/jit5#turtle

Have a great day and enjoy the lovely weather too :) I can't wait to hear from all of you over the next few days to check in. 

Miss Wheatley 

 

More butterflies are hatching! 19th April 2020

More butterflies are hatching! 19th April 2020  1
More butterflies are hatching! 19th April 2020  2
More butterflies are hatching! 19th April 2020  3

Caterpillar update 16th April 2020

Caterpillar update 16th April 2020  1 A chrysalis
Caterpillar update 16th April 2020  2 More chrysalises
Caterpillar update 16th April 2020  3 A hatched butterfly - can you find out the type?

Happy Easter holidays Wrens! 

I really do hope you relax, have fun and enjoy time together at home with your family.

Remember how special and important it is that we get to spend time with the ones we love. I am sure you are all very excited for the Easter bunny to come and drop off some delicious chocolate eggs for you! Remember to enjoy them but don't eat too much in one go!

Also if you want to spend some time thinking about why we celebrate Easter and what Jesus did for us. What do the eggs we give and receive symbolise? Maybe you can write some Easter cards or draw some pictures for the people you love and tell them how special they are to you. 

I have put together some bits and bobs for you to do in the holidays - not compulsory but just in case you have a spare day or two :) 

Keep an eye out for updates from the caterpillars too! 

Sending well wishes to you all 

Miss Wheatley xx

Some prayers and activities to do at home from Rev Pam

A second phonics video from Mrs McCall for you! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYU7dZFcVO0

 

Science experiments you can do at home!

Friday 3rd April 2020 

Good morning Wrens! Happy Friday! Hope you are feeling good and ready for the day.

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ u-e ' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. c u b e  -cube! Talk about other 'oo, ew, ue. u'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'u_e' sound? 

I have attached some recap activities for all of the split digraphs today too! 

Literacy 

Great interviews yesterday guys I feel like we really know Superworm! 

Today you are going to create your own super mini beast story! 

Fill in the template about your super mini beast and design and write a story board/book or story map about your very own adventure. 

Take your time as these can be done throughout the Easter Holidays too :) 

SPELLINGS

Please practise week 6 of your spelling bee words. All levels are attached to today's learning if you would like more challenging words. 

Maths

Great work learning this week guys - recap everything we have done this week with the chn and ask them to choose a couple or ALL of the challenge cards to investigate! 

RE

The Easter Story 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/easterstory.aspx Read the story together and have a discussion around the story and what it means to Christians then and now. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkyr87h for more teaching and learning resources. 

 

Note: Parents I will be posting some things for you to continue to do with your child over the Easter holidays in due course. 

Have another great day! 

Miss Wheatley 

Caterpillars 2nd April 2020

Still image for this video
Mr Dines has released the caterpillars into their new home full of twigs and leaves to explore and munch on!
Not long now till they go through metamorphosis - keep an eye out for more pictures soon!

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 Good morning Wrens! Hope you slept well and had a good breakfast! Let's start the day! 

Reading and phonics 

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ o-e ' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. h o m e - home! Talk about other 'oa, ow, o'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'o_e' sound. Maybe you could create a sorting grid like this? 

ow oa o o_e
show goat no home
glow boat go hole 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDms5bRsvq4

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

 

Literacy

Your posters were so detailed that Superworm has been found! Horray!! 

Today you are going to interview Superworm - asking him lots of questions to find out more about him. You will have to imagine what it would be like to be Superworm. 

Parents you can help by reading the story again and role playing some ideas that answer the questions your child has thought of. Hot seating is fun way to get into character too. 

Parents ask the questions, child comes up with the answer and swap :) 

E.g. Superworm how did you feel... What did you do.... If you could what would you do right now... Use what happens in the book to structure your questions. 

Record questions and answers on the sheet attached. Have fun! 

Maths

Yesterday you were measuring the capacity of different containers. What do we measure in when its liquid? That's right ml and l! 

How many ml make up a litre? Can you remember? 

Go through powerpoint reading the measurements on the jug to recap. 

Today you are going to recap a mixture of skills:

1) non standard units of measure

2) reading scales on a jug 

3) adding ml together to make 1000ml (our number bonds might help us here!) 

Parents some of the bottom questions on the sheet are tricky - work out the answers together and explain what you are doing and how you know. Use a jug practically if it helps. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'home, hole, pole, role'  tricky words 'because and have'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning.

PE

Ball skills! Can you remember the throws we practised last week?

Child with a large ball practise bouncing and catching the ball.  Move onto practise bouncing the ball to each other and catching the ball using 2 hands.  Extend to throwing and catching the ball (without the bounce), moving each partner further apart by taking one step backwards.

Soft balls

Explore different ways of using a ball or other equipment, eg bouncing a ball, passing it from hand to hand, around the body, through the legs, over the head, moving it with their feet or a stick, hitting it to a target. 

Show them how to retrieve and stop a ball using different parts of the body.  Time to practise sending and receiving balls and beanbags.

Soft balls

Bean Bags

Extra PE activities 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvD7ogmmPLJXYA1q0gFF3pe

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=just+dance

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Have a great day Wrens! 

Wrens we love wildlife don't we?! Have a look at this website for fun things to do to help support and learn about wildlife. 

https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/explore/childrens-activities

IMPORTANT E-SAFETY MESSAGE

Due to the likely increased amount of time your child is spending online, please take the time to review the advice and materials on the link below and talk to them about 'safety online'.

 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03cb8440df-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_24_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03cb8440df-64784873

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 WOW a new month already! How time flies! Has anyone got a birthday in April? How exciting if you have! Hope you are feeling OK and ready for some learning! 

Phonics and reading

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ i-e ' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. b i k e - bike! Talk about other 'ie, igh, i'  sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'i_e' sound. 

Literacy

WOW! The sentences you wrote yesterday were amazing! Can you read them back and spot the adjectives used? Did you use a full stop and finger spaces? Which is your favourite sentence?

Read Superworm or watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

Discuss the problem in the story (Wizard Lizard) he magically makes Superworm go missing! Explain to the children they need to create a wanted/missing posted to display for people to help find Superworm. Explain that there needs to be detailed information for the reader.

Wanted poster template attached. Use adjective and sound mats on yesterday's link. 

Maths

Recap the word 'capacity' what did it mean? What did we do in the lesson? Can you remember the way we can describe the levels of liquid in a container? Full, empty, half empty etc?

Today we are going to be look at estimation and measuring. When you estimate it's a guess but a good sensible guess not a crazy one. Go through PowerPoint to warm up your estimation brains! 

Find a measuring jug and find the 1 litre mark and recap that 1000ml makes up 1l. 

Go through activity sheet - estimate the capacity of containers then use a measuring jug with markers to measure the capacity of each container and add to the table. 

A game if you would like to play http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/capacity/index.html 

Adults: support and explain how the lines go up in steps of 10ml (I would choose this one) we can count in 10s! 

Handwriting 

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however, have a go at practising joining up these words 'like, bike, ride, spike'  tricky word 'because and have'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. 

Art

Get creative this afternoon and do some Arts & Crafts. 

Here are some ideas: 

Fun worm craft video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMAPpjdWQq8

Have fun and don't forget to send me pictures of your work :) I really do love seeing it. 

Take care 

Miss Wheatley x

 

 

 

A message from me!

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Hi everyone!

I need to fill in a reading tracking assessment for the class. When you next email me some work please could you tell me the stage book your child is on :) I have this information but it is at school! This will be on the back of the last book given out at school. 

Thank you so much 

Email beth.wheatley@motcombeprimary.co.uk

Miss Wheatley 

Please see link to useful contacts that could be of use to you and your families during this time 

https://www.motcombe.dorset.sch.uk/coronavirus-family-support-information/

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning everyone! As a mood booster this morning why not start the day with some yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

Phonics and reading

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ e-e ' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. th e s e - these! Talk about other 'ee, ea, e' sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'e_e' sound. 

 

Literacy

WALT: To be able to think of words and sentences to make a creature sound exciting and interesting

Discuss yesterday’s lesson and what we did to describe the worm. Can they make the worm sound really interesting and exciting to another person? Can the chn put these words into a sentence e.g. ‘Superworm is...

Challenge to write 4 WOW sentences about Superworm - Remember all our skills...

Capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and joined up! To make your sentences longer try to use 'and' to extend. 

See attachments for adjective and sound mats that we use in class. 

Maths 

Recap the word 'capacity' what did it mean? What did we do in the lesson? 

Can you remember how we measure liquid? What do we use and look at?

Go through ppt from yesterday if you need a reminder :) 

Today we are going to be using non-standard units of measure. Yesterday we used standard using ml and l. Today we are going to be looking some vocabulary that might be used to describe capacity. 

Go through powerpoint and see attached activity - make this as practical as you can! 

 

Topic

Your minibeast today is going to be....... a worm! Go out in the garden and see you can find one to look at. Research worms using books or the internet to find out some amazing facts. 

Please add this as page 2 of your bug book from last week. 

Templates attached if needed. 

Have fun and don't forget to wiggle! 

The wonderful Mrs Mcall and Miss Kendrick have created a you tube channel to help at home. 

The latest one is how to pronounce the sounds - digraphs to come soon! 

Other videos might be useful for older siblings too :) 

Miss Wheatley

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnQjGaV6Dg

Monday 30th March 2020 

Good morning Wrens! I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend. Hope you are ready for another day of learning! 

Phonics and reading

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ a-e ' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. g a m e - game! Talk about other 'ai, ay, ey, a' sounds we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'a_e' sound. 

Literacy

This week we are going to be looking at the story SUPERWORM by Julia Donaldson! 

WALT(We are learning today): To be able to think of words and sentences to make a creature sound more exciting.

Look at a worm – show the chn a picture/model or real one! How could we describe the worm? Ask the children to have a few minutes to write down as many words as they can to describe the worm. (e.g. slimy, wiggly, pink)

Tell the chn this is no ordinary worm – this worm is a Superworm! But when people look at him they don’t think of super words to describe him, they use boring words instead. Can we think of any new words to add to our list to make him sound more exciting and interesting to other people? Scribe down the ideas in a different colour and discuss the difference.

Read the story of Superworm - online version here: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0keNDquvZEE

 

Extra challenge: This is a rhyming story! Use the book to create a collection of rhyming words and phrases used. 

Maths 

This week we are going to be learning about CAPACITY! 

NC link for year 1

Ma1/3.1a: compare, describe and solve practical problems for: capacity and volume

Ma1/3.1b : measure and begin to record the following: capacity and volume

Go through powerpoint introducing measuring in litres as a standard measure. We will be looking at standard and non - standard ways of measuring throughout the week. 

See attached activity - use the table to find things around the house and investigate their capacity. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however! Have a go at practising joining up these words 'game, gate, late, pale'  tricky word 'have and so'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. 

Computing 

Computing 

Please continue with your child's programme on CODE.ORG 

Type code.org/join and type in the code ZYMZYD

Chn to choose their name and log in pic - if they have forgotten log in pics attached below - stop after 45 mins of screen time. 

Talk about the skills you have practise what was tricky and was easy. 

If you have a laptop or notes on a tablet ask the children to practise using the keyboard to type their name. 

Game to practise finding letters on a keyboard 

http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/learntotype/index.html

 

Note: Remember to send me any work you do to beth.wheatley@motcombeprimary.co.uk

Have a good day! 

Miss Wheatley 

Caterpillar update!

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Hello everyone! 

I have found a reading resource and managed to create a class log in for access to lots of great books and activities! 

Follow this link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Click on my class log in 

Username: Wrenclass2020

Password: Motcombe1

Browse the bookshelf and read together,  the website also has lots of age appropriate guidance and resources. 

Enjoy! Miss Wheatley 

Look how much they have grown!

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Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning Wrens and happy Friday! I hope you have had a yummy breakfast and are ready for the day :) 

Phonics and reading

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ aw' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. l aw n -  lawn! Talk about other 'or' sound we know and discuss different words. 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'aw' sound. 

Literacy

 Please add day 2 to your food diary - I saw lots of them yesterday and they were amazing! If you would like more writing to do today use this website:  http://www.pobble365.com/taking-shelter/

Use the picture to stimulate conversation and stories! There are questions below to help guide this. You don't have to use this photo but choose one together as some of the images might be more suitable for KS2 chn. I will be using this website and similar activities from time to time. 

SPELLINGS

Please practise week 5 of your spelling bee words 

 

Maths 

I hope you are enjoyed your shape hunt yesterday :) 

Today's focus is 3D shapes - can you name any 3D shapes? Can you find any around the house? 

Go through powerpoint to recap vocab on how to describe 3D shapes faces, edges and vertices (where the edges meet) 

You can choose to do a 3D shape hunt,  a 3D junk modelling project or the activity attached - ar all 3 if you are a super star! 

 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however! Have a go at practising joining up these words 'paw' 'lawn' 'jaw'  tricky word 'have and so'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get time during phonics this morning. 

RE 

 In RE we were beginning to learn about the Easter Story and some key events that happened. Recap the story using one attached.

Today we are going to learn about Palm Sunday - the day that Jesus arrived at Jerusalem - everyone was so happy to see him and cheered and clapped. Study the picture below. 

What can you see? Who can you see? What is going on? What do you think the people would have said to Jesus when he arrived? How is everyone feeling? Why were the people so glad to see him? What made him special? 

After your discussion make some palm leaves - choose a design from templates attached and write on the leaves what you would say if you saw Jesus in the street. Would you say Hello? Thank you? Would you ask him for something? Would you cheer and clap?

Once you have finished maybe you and your family could re-enact this part of the story and lay palm leaves down for each other, clapping and cheering too! 

Have fun and have a lovely weekend 

Miss Wheatley 

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Morning Wrens! Hope you are well and excited for another day of learning :) 

Phonics and reading

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ al' go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. w al k walk! Parents this is a tricky one but just give it a go! 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'al' sound. 

Literacy

Your food lists yesterday were amazing! I loved the detail and the pictures too :) 

Today we are going to start our own food diary to keep track of what we eat and practise our writing skills. Remember to write in full sentences E.g. For breakfast I had two pieces of white toast with yummy jam. Practise writing the day of the week and what you had for breakfast, lunch and dinner in each section. 

Food diary attached or you can make your own! 

 

Maths

 Today and tomorrow we are going to be focusing on shape 2D and 3D.

Day 1 - 2D shape focus

Recap on 2D shapes - how many can they name and draw/find? Go through powerpoint guessing and describing. 

Watch song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs

Focus on describing how many sides? Are they straight or curved? How many corners? 

Go on a 2D shape hunt! 

Powerpoint and hunt sheets attached. 

 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however! Have a go at practising joining up these words 'walk' talk' 'chalk' tricky word 'have and so'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) You can also write these down in sentences if you didn't get to during phonics this morning. 

 

PE

Thursday afternoon is Wren Class's PE slot! We have been doing ball skills outside. Practise throwing and catching:

Overhead - kneeling down to get the reach 

Chest pass 

Bounce pass 

Shoulder pass 

Try throwing the ball using different throws at a target to get points practising aim and control. 

Link to Jo's PE if you want more physical activity to do :) 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k

 

Have fun and remember to send me photos of your work to my email 

beth.wheatley@motcombeprimary.co.uk 

Miss Wheatley 

From now on please can you email any

work and photos to my school email rather than the office due to traffic -  it is becoming hard to filter these onto myself. 

Please email 

beth.wheatley@motcombeprimary.co.uk

Thank you! 

Miss Wheatley :) 

A useful link to a reading website offering free access 

https://readingeggs.co.uk/home-learning/

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020 

Good morning Wrens! Why not start the day with some exercise to get your brain and body moving https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k 

Pick a 5 minute work out! 

Phonics and reading

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ ure’ go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. p ure - pure! 

Extra challenge: Can you write some of the words and sentences from the powerpoint and highlight the 'ure' sound. 

Literacy

 The story boards you did yesterday were amazing! Please email them to the office if you haven't yet! 

Today we are going to be writing a shopping list of ALL the food the caterpillar eats. 

You could title this Hungry Caterpillar Food List- parents you could model putting a heading and numbers to help organise the list. 

Try and add extra detail - 2 green pears, 3 red juicy apples.  Challenge - How many items does he eat altogether? Can you do your own favourite food shopping list? What would you eat? How many of each item? 

Maths 

Please continue playing games using position and direction and games linked in previous days. Activity to print at home attached to today's links. Give instructions on how to get to different objects - this could be done using a board game you have at home if you don't want to print. 

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however! Have a go at practising joining up these words 'pure' 'cure' 'picture' tricky word 'friends and like'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :)

Art

Have fun and get creative today and paint something you can find/see in your garden! Could be a bug, a flower or your whole garden. Why not on this sunny beautiful day! 

 

Have fun and please remember to email with any work or if you have any questions! 

Miss Wheatley 

Hi from our caterpillars! Mr Dines is kindly looking after them for us! Can you draw them? Have they grown? What would you call them? I will keep posting updates as they grow!

Hi from our caterpillars! Mr Dines is kindly looking after them for us! Can you draw them? Have they grown? What would you call them? I will keep posting updates as they grow!  1

Tuesday 24th March 2020 

Morning Wren Class! Today is a brand new day! The date is Tuesday 24th March 2020. I hope you are ok and having fun doing learning at home. :) 

Phonics and reading

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links below.

Phonics – new sound of the day ‘ air’ go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! The children know this routine so ask them to flick their fingers for each sound. ch air – chair!  

Extra challenge: Can you find any words or objects in your house with this sound? Find Geraldine the giraffe practise the sound too?! 

Literacy

Yesterday, we read the story of The Hungry Caterpillar and you made a story map. Re-tell the story using your story map – add as many details as you can! Maybe you could act it out with your family pretending to have different fruit to eat.

Today we are going to make a story board of the story. We are going to add more detail to our re-telling and some adjectives too! Use your pictures from yesterday to structure the story board and fill in the lines (you can print it or make your own with a ruler and paper) with a caption of what is going on. You’ll have to pick 6 key events of the story. Remembering beginning, middle and end scenes.

Parents Notes – ask your child to say the sentence they are going to write and to sound out the words. Have they use an adjective? Can they extend their sentence using ‘and’.

Correct spellings after and explain why. E.g. He is eeting red, juicy apples – explain that it’s a different ‘ee’ sound and refer to mat attached below.

Add pictures after writing and please email me this and all pieces of work if you can! A quick snap shot I would love to see it!

Maths

Continue with practising using the vocab from the powerpoint yesterday – E.g. can you move the teddy next to the bin? Can you write some instructions for it? Can someone in your family follow them? Remember to count the steps and highlight the left and right turns (half, quarter or full).

Extra: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7kwmp3 Classroom ideas listed below the link if you want more things to do!

Handwriting

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however! Have a go at practising joining up these words 'air' 'chair' 'hair' tricky word 'friends and like'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :)

Topic

Our topic is ‘Minibeasts’ as you know Wrens! Today I am going to set you an ‘Insect Investigation’. Your challenge will be to make a booklet (one attached if printer available) investigating a different bug each day.

Today’s bug is caterpillar – go out and see if you can find any (might be too cold still!) Use tablets and books to find out some interesting facts. Can you remember the life cycle? Maybe you could add that in as a diagram? Powerpoint attached if you want a recap!

I will be asking to look at these at the end of our topic and I will assign a new bug later in the week.

Have fun and remember to keep moving too! Wrens maybe you can show your family ‘Ants in your pants’! It’s great fun!

 

Monday 23rd March 2020 

Good morning Wrens! Today's learning activities are explained below.

Examples on how to structure your day are in today's links below. It might be a good idea to come up with a timetable together and display it somewhere.

Wrens, I know it must be very strange doing school learning at home but I am really looking forward to seeing your completed tasks being emailed to me when you have finished them. This way I can see how AMAZING all your work is! I am still here for you and still teaching you so lets get ready for the day! :) 

Phonics and reading

Spend 10 minutes or so reading a school book or one from home - use VIPERS questions attached in the links page above this. 

Phonics - new sound of the day 'ear' sound - go through powerpoint if you can. Guidance underneath it in the notes section - lots of reading and repetition - see if you can find some games to play on Phonics Play to help too! Video on the 'ear' sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EneZ1UubxSA

If you have problems loading Phonics Play - see link to help below. 

Literacy 

This week we will be learning about the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. If you have this at home please read it and enjoy re-telling the story with your child/ren. If not a great animation version is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Today we are going to draw a story map about all the things that happen in the story. The children have done this plenty of times so they should be fairly confident how to. You need a blank piece of paper and some pencils. 

Start by drawing the 1st scene of the story and map each event throughout drawing a picture. They can even label some of things that are being said/done. 

Example here - but don't copy! 

This is going to help us tomorrow when we sequence and re-tell the story. Draw boxes to help organisation if needed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths 

This week we are looking at the skills 'Position and Direction' 

NC link children in Year 1 to be able to

Ma1/3.3a: describe position, directions and movements, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.

Follow this powerpoint for a fun session giving directions to each other around the house and in the garden! 

Here are some games to play with once you have finished https://nrich.maths.org/9023

 

Have some lunch and have a break away from screens :) Maybe go into the garden - it's sunny today! Can you see any birds or minibeasts? Draw a picture of you lunch? Talk about your favourite thing to do at school? 

 

Handwriting 

On lined paper, whiteboards, chalk however! Have a go at practising joining up these words 

'hear' 'near' 'clear' tricky word 'friends and like'. Try and stay on the line and not float - parents can model one for you if you need it :) 

 

Computing 

The children have been assigned a new computing programme- on a laptop or tablet type in 

code.org/join and type in the code ZYMZYD

Chn to choose their name and log in pic - if they have forgotten log in pics attached below. 

Please begin learning from lesson 1 - stop after 45 mins of screen time. 

Talk about the skills you have practise what was tricky and was easy. 

 

NOTES:

1) Parents - please email anything and everything your child completes at home as often as you can to the office. I will store this as evidence.  Please title the email 'Year 1 work' and send to office@motcombeprimary.co.uk. 

2) I will be setting a formal written piece of work to be completed independently and assessed by myself every 2 weeks. I will let you know in detail what the expectations are.

3)This is rough guideline to help you and you child work through what we do normally in a day. If your child or yourself has an idea of something to do please do it and enjoy this time together! Especially if you can make it educational :) 

Speak tomorrow and keep smiling! 

Miss Wheatley   

Non screen activities - have fun!

Dear parents and carers, 

Due to the announcement of school closures to most children  I will be using this platform to communicate with you and your child on a regular basis. 

Please check the website regularly for the learning that I would like to take place at home. This will follow the structure of our class timetable which is attached in this section. 

For the time being please see attached a list of helpful websites that can be used at home that match the Year 1 curriculum. 

I appreciate that this is an uncertain and worrying time for you and your families. Please be assured that my duty of care for your children is paramount to me and everyone at Motcombe during these troubled times. 

I will also be using the text system to communicate with you. 

And of course I am readily available during school hours via email - please email the office and this will then be passed onto myself. 

Thank you and stay safe 

Miss Wheatley 

 

 

Motcombe Village Walk

Motcombe Village Walk  1 Village hall and the park
Motcombe Village Walk  2 Inside the village hall
Motcombe Village Walk  3 Looking at the map and tapestry
Motcombe Village Walk  4 Walking to the village shop
Motcombe Village Walk  5 Motcombe Village Shop
Motcombe Village Walk  6 Having a look around
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Spring knowledge oragniser - home copies to be sent out this week 06/01/2020

Welcome back to school everyone! Thank you for all my lovely cards and gifts over the Christmas period. I hope you had a lovely time with your family and friends. Miss Wheatley

Welcome back to school everyone! Thank you for all my lovely cards and gifts over the Christmas period. I hope you had a lovely time with your family and friends. Miss Wheatley  1

Autumn 2 - Curriculum book

Autumn 2 - Curriculum book  1 Painting fireworks using chalk, paint and glitter
Autumn 2 - Curriculum book  2 PE - invasion games
Autumn 2 - Curriculum book  3 Topic work - The Gunpowder Plot
Autumn 2 - Curriculum book  4 Art/Literacy - Painting Plop
Autumn 2 - Curriculum book  5 Topic work - The Gunpowder plot cont
Autumn 2 - Curriculum book  6 Topic work - Inventors of the 1600s

Safety message 2

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Fire safety talk

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We were lucky enough to have a visit from Gareth Baker today who is an education officier for Dorset and Wiltshire. He taught us some really important messages about fire safety.

We had a visit from Shaftesbury fire brigade today and we loved it!

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We had a visit from Shaftesbury fire brigade today and we loved it!  3
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We had a visit from Shaftesbury fire brigade today and we loved it!  5

We visited Year 6 to share our GFOL non-fiction booklets

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We visited Year 6 to share our GFOL non-fiction booklets  5

Our london houses finished

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Finishing touches in DT

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Our Autumn welly walk

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London houses continued...

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DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!

DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!  1
DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!  2
DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!  3
DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!  4
DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!  5
DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!  6
DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!  7
DT - On Wednesday we started making our old London houses starting with making them stronger using paper mache. It was lots of fun and a bit sticky!  8

Harvest Festival 2019

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READING

Hello,

Just a quick update about reading in Wrens class. We are very fortunate to now have 3 weekly reading ambassadors with us for Tues, Weds and Thurs mornings. They will work through a class list so every child should hopefully be read with at least once a week.

Some weeks I may ask them to focus on specific children but the idea is that each child will have some quality time with a trained adult.

We are now also doing whole class reading sessions from 8.50 - 9.10 every morning where I will go around and listen to as many children as I can, individually or as a guided group.

I hope that this addresses some of your concerns regarding reading and shows you that at Motcombe we are doing our absolute best to cater for your child's needs.

Any Q's or concerns please come and speak to me directly.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Wheatley

Just a quick message to say that Wren Class are very lucky to have Mr Williams working with us as a trainee teacher. He will be with us until Christmas and then back in the Summer term.

He will be doing group work, and whole class teaching under my guidance and support.

Mr Williams is training through Bath Spa University (PGCE degree).

Thank you

Miss Wheatley

Hello :)  TO BRING IN THIS WEEK 23rd September 2019

Please can I ask for the children to bring in a cardboard box still assembled. This can be a cereal box, shoe box or a tissue box.

We are going to deconstruct them to look at the structure and then re-assemble them to create our own old london houses. 

Thank you for your support

Miss Wheatley

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Meet the teacher ppt

Hello! Welcome to Wrens class page - here you will find lots of information about things we will be getting up to.

The children have settled wonderfully into Year 1 and are very keen to learn.

I will use the website or the text message system to communicate any information or requests I may have.

I hope you have had a lovely summer and are ready for a new year at Motcombe School

Miss Wheatley