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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

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

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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!

Look how much they have grown!  1

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
Motcombe Village Walk  7

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!

We had a visit from Shaftesbury fire brigade today and we loved it!  1
We had a visit from Shaftesbury fire brigade today and we loved it!  2
We had a visit from Shaftesbury fire brigade today and we loved it!  3
We had a visit from Shaftesbury fire brigade today and we loved it!  4
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

We visited Year 6 to share our GFOL non-fiction booklets  1
We visited Year 6 to share our GFOL non-fiction booklets  2
We visited Year 6 to share our GFOL non-fiction booklets  3
We visited Year 6 to share our GFOL non-fiction booklets  4
We visited Year 6 to share our GFOL non-fiction booklets  5

Our london houses finished

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Finishing touches in DT

Finishing touches in DT  1
Finishing touches in DT  2
Finishing touches in DT  3

Our Autumn welly walk

Our Autumn welly walk  1
Our Autumn welly walk  2
Our Autumn welly walk  3

London houses continued...

London houses continued...  1
London houses continued...  2
London houses continued...  3
London houses continued...  4
London houses continued...  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!

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

Harvest Festival 2019 1
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Harvest Festival 2019 3
Harvest Festival 2019 4

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

Fruit kebabs - part 3 of our Science/DT lessons on healthy eating

Fruit kebabs - part 3 of our Science/DT lessons on healthy eating  1
Fruit kebabs - part 3 of our Science/DT lessons on healthy eating  2
Fruit kebabs - part 3 of our Science/DT lessons on healthy eating  3
Fruit kebabs - part 3 of our Science/DT lessons on healthy eating  4
Fruit kebabs - part 3 of our Science/DT lessons on healthy eating  5
Fruit kebabs - part 3 of our Science/DT lessons on healthy eating  6

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