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English - Talk for Writing

Hello Panda Class,

 

Not long until the end of term now. I can't believe you will be moving up to your new classes in September. We are working hard to organise class's and will let you know which class you will be in shortly. 

 

I hope you are reading every day home and you have enjoyed working on the Hungry Caterpillar or Jack and the Beanstalk this week. This week I have been creative and made a caterpillar from milk bottle tops. Year 1 will continue to work on Jack and the Beanstalk next week and Reception children will be going back to a Talk for Writing unit called Rainy Day Rabbit. 

 

Maths - please continue the White Rose.

 

Lots of lovely afternoon activities again this week (all attached below). 

 

I hope you have a good week.

 

Take care, 

Miss Owen

English - Reception children

Dear Panda Class

 

I hope you have had a good week?

 

I am receiving some great photos from some of the children in our class... it would be nice to receive a few more emails to see what you are up to. 

 

For English, year 1 will be working on Jack and the Beanstalk and EYFS children will be working on The Hungry Caterpillar. There are lots of useful links provided below.

 

Maths- we will be continuing to use White Rose. EYFS children are finding the White Rose maths a little easy so we will continue to extend them with more number work and a bit of measuring in school too. 

 

Keep reading daily and practice some of those tricky red words... they will help you read more fluently. 

 

Take care. Have a good week. 

 

From Miss Owen

Afternoon activities for year R

Letter (19th June 2020)

English

Please continue to finish your English activities from the Talk for Writing booklets....

Year 1 - https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y1-Brian-Bear.pdf 

Reception- https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-Jungle.pdf

Afternoon Activities for Reception children (Wb.22/6/20)

Afternoon Activities for year 1 (wb. 22/6/20)

Y1 Topic Activities (1 activity to be done each day):

(Year 1) Resources Activity 4

English Activities (wb.15th June 2020)

New Talk for Writing booklets- you will have 2 weeks to complete these. 

Reception- Max's Jungle Adventure

Year 1- Brian Bears Picnic

https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/

White Rose Friday Maths Challenge for Year 1.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Tuesday 9th June: a message to you all from Sophie Hill, our head girl

Letter 5th June

English Activities (wb.8th June)

Please continue the Talk for Writing units that we sent out last week. These are attached below.

Reception : Mouse's Adventures

Year 1: Sayeeda, the Pirate Princess

https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/

Maths Activities (wb.8th June)
Afternoon Activities (wb.8th June)

Reception/ EYFS Afternoon Activities

Afternoon Activities-Reception children in school will be going home at 1:00pm this week

 

Please continue to read with an adult each day, try these free books: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Play outside or get some exercise on a bike, scooter or walking

Afternoon activities for Year 1 Topic- 'Where my wellies take me' (Please complete 1 per day)

Wk 1 Topic: Activity 2 Extra Resources - Possible examples of Minibeast Keys

Maths Reception/EYFS

- Snail and the Whale on the White Rose Website is looking at patterns and simple addition. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

In class (as well a the White Rose' Snail and the Whale) we will also continue working on numbers to 20. Understanding what the number looks like: counting out that amount, writing the numbers correctly, and developing our knowledge of 'teen' numbers. 

 

 

Art Challenge-the teachers have been busy in the art gallery. Can you create a piece of art and send it to us?

Wb.18th May....English (choice of either Oak National Academy videos OR Talk for Writing which is attached)

The PTFA have decided to run a competition for the children so that they can be part of the recording this moment in history. We have decided to run a competition to design a flag to record what lockdown means to them. There will be a £20 book token prize for each key stage, the overall winner will have their design made as a flag to be displayed at school. There are two templates to choose from. Entries to the csmptfa@gmail.com email address by 10th June. By sending in an entry parents consent to the design (not children's name or details) being shared on the ptfa Facebook page.

This weeks work....

Please continue to follow the grid from last week. 

 

There are lots of English lessons to continue with on the link I sent you last week from the Oak National Academy. 5 videoed lessons for each week. 

Reception English tasks - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english#subjects

Year 1 English tasks- https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english#subjects

 

Here I have attached some new maths from White Rose below for you to use.

 

Reception please see The Very Busy Spider activities 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

English

Maths/Science

Geography/History/

Technology

Art/Music/D.T.

Mud potion recipe

 

Can you make a potion in the garden and create a recipe for it? Does it do something magical? E.g. invisibility potion.

Flower Power

 

Ask a parent to choose a flower and very carefully pull it apart and label each part. Do you know what each part does?

Quiz

 

Can you make a quiz about all the continents and oceans that you have been learning about? Try testing members of your family. E.g. what is the largest ocean?

Jack and the Bean Stalk

 

Can you build a beanstalk for Jack to reach the castle in the clouds?

 Silly School Trip Story

 

Can you write a story about a silly school trip? Maybe you all went on a trip to the moon or rescued royalty when visiting a castle or had a picnic with animals at the zoo?

Money

 

Can you make your own shop selling lots of things? (be creative, you could make a fruit shop, café or toy shop) Make price labels and practice playing shop keeper. Can you find the correct amount to pay for the item?

Rainforest

 

Can you find out where the rainforests are and create a picture to show some of the animals that might live in it?

Maze

 

Design a maze for Little Red Riding Hood to escape the Forest. Can you add things to avoid, like the big bad wolf?

 

Build a word

 

Practice your spellings by making high frequency words using Lego, building blocks, stones, sticks.

Handling Data

 

Create a questionnaire to ask your friends and family on the phone. Then see if you can collect the results in a table, try using a tally. Then make a pictogram or bar graph to show your results. You could ask them what their favourite fruit, weather, pets, TV shows? If you want to make your pictogram online try using https://www.j2e.com/jit5#pictogram

Family Tree

 

Can you make a family tree? What can you find out about your family? Can you find any old photos of your family?

 

Singing

 

Can you make up a song or create lots of musical instruments using junk modelling? 

Weather poem

 

Can you make a shape poem about the sun, clouds, raindrops, snowflakes?

 

Measuring

 

Keep a record of any plants you are growing and measure them.

 

 

 Technology Hunt

 

Go on a technology hunt around your house? How many things use the internet to work?

Self-Portrait

 

Have a go at painting or drawing your self-portrait. You might want to use crayons, paints or even do a collage.

Weather Diary

 

Create a weather diary to record what the weather is like each day. Can you create a rain collector and measure how much rain we have each day and record it in a table?

Weather forecast

 

Can you create a video of you doing a weather forecast? Use your weather diary and the internet to see what the weather will be like this week.

Weather drawing

 

Split your page in 2, then draw a picture of your garden. On each half draw the garden in different weathers. E.g. Sunny and Raining. What colours do you need to use? Are they different?

 

Pandas Home Learning Tasks    -   1st May 2020 

 

Please do your best work and bring them into show when we return to school.

If you are particularly proud of a project that you have been working on at home and are happy for it to be shared, please email it to us and I will add it on here.

 

Please continue to use websites such as

www.topmarks.co.uk  

www.ictgames.co.uk 

www.purplemash.co.uk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

to access Maths and English games. Daily mental maths practise is important.

 

Maths

For Maths, I would like you to continue you work with activities from the White Rose website (there is both year 1 and Reception activities) and I have attached the worksheets below.

English

Continue to read lots and lots. You can find the link to reading books here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Below is a link for you to use (there are videos in each lesson to follow along with)

Reception- Goldilocks

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english#subjects

Year 1- Katie in London

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english#subjects

 

 

Here is a new grid of activities for you to work on.

English

Maths/Science

Geography/History/

Technology

Art/Music/D.T.

Mud potion recipe

 

Can you make a potion in the garden and create a recipe for it? Does it do something magical? E.g. invisibility potion.

Flower Power

 

Ask a parent to choose a flower and very carefully pull it apart and label each part. Do you know what each part does?

Quiz

 

Can you make a quiz about all the continents and oceans that you have been learning about? Try testing members of your family. E.g. what is the largest ocean?

Jack and the Bean Stalk

 

Can you build a beanstalk for Jack to reach the castle in the clouds?

 Silly School Trip Story

 

Can you write a story about a silly school trip? Maybe you all went on a trip to the moon or rescued royalty when visiting a castle or had a picnic with animals at the zoo?

Money

 

Can you make your own shop selling lots of things? (be creative, you could make a fruit shop, café or toy shop) Make price labels and practice playing shop keeper. Can you find the correct amount to pay for the item?

Rainforest

 

Can you find out where the rainforests are and create a picture to show some of the animals that might live in it?

Maze

 

Design a maze for Little Red Riding Hood to escape the Forest. Can you add things to avoid, like the big bad wolf?

 

Build a word

 

Practice your spellings by making high frequency words using Lego, building blocks, stones, sticks.

Handling Data

 

Create a questionnaire to ask your friends and family on the phone. Then see if you can collect the results in a table, try using a tally. Then make a pictogram or bar graph to show your results. You could ask them what their favourite fruit, weather, pets, TV shows? If you want to make your pictogram online try using https://www.j2e.com/jit5#pictogram

Family Tree

 

Can you make a family tree? What can you find out about your family? Can you find any old photos of your family?

 

Singing

 

Can you make up a song or create lots of musical instruments using junk modelling? 

Weather poem

 

Can you make a shape poem about the sun, clouds, raindrops, snowflakes?

 

Measuring

 

Keep a record of any plants you are growing and measure them.

 

 

 Technology Hunt

 

Go on a technology hunt around your house? How many things use the internet to work?

Self-Portrait

 

Have a go at painting or drawing your self-portrait. You might want to use crayons, paints or even do a collage.

Weather Diary

 

Create a weather diary to record what the weather is like each day. Can you create a rain collector and measure how much rain we have each day and record it in a table?

Weather forecast

 

Can you create a video of you doing a weather forecast? Use your weather diary and the internet to see what the weather will be like this week.

Weather drawing

 

Split your page in 2, then draw a picture of your garden. On each half draw the garden in different weathers. E.g. Sunny and Raining. What colours do you need to use? Are they different?

Hello Panda Class,                              (17.04.2020)

 

We should now be starting the Summer term at school but instead we are continuing to work at home. I hope that you have enjoyed the sunshine over the Easter period. I have updated some new work for you. This will keep you going for for the next few weeks. I have attached a new grid of activities that you can have a go at completing- this is below.

 

Miss you all. Be kind and helpful to your families. 

 

Miss Owen

Maths

For Maths, I would like you to continue working with activities from the White Rose website (there are year 1 and Reception activities). White Rose have worked in partnership with the BBC - please follow the White Rose Link below and complete the daily lessons.  These are also aligned with the free content on BBC Bitesize Daily.

*There is also a daily 'True/False' question for year 1 to have a go at after each lesson. Which I have attached below.

Reading

I would like you to have a go at reading a variety of books every day.

I have found a link which will take you to lots of books, similar to the ones that we send home in book-bags. They are in levels so that you can find your level and practice reading independently. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

I would also like you to follow the Talk For Writing link that I have added below. There is a year 1 text about Sidney the Spider and a text for Reception about Mavis the cat. These should be done with the support of an adult to encourage talk and discussions. (https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets

New Phonics lessons every day on YouTube from Monday 20th April

To help children learning to read at home during school closure, we are streaming 7 phonics, reasing and spelling lessons every weekday on our YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (6th - 17th April excluding Bank Holidays).

Speed Sounds Set 1 - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Computing -

Coding games

There are some great coding games on purple mash and J2Code (https://www.j2e.com/j2code/).

Scratch and Scratch junior are fantastic free resources to let the children play on a device and develop their problem solving skills.

I have also found this one from BT sequencing code to make a cake… https://www.bt.com/codeacake/sequencing

Pandas Home Learning Tasks   April 2020 

 Please do your best work and bring them into show when we return to school.

Please use www.topmarks .co.uk and www.ictgames.co.uk to access Maths and English games. Daily mental maths practise is important.

 

 

English

Maths /Science

Geography/History

Art/DT

Diary

Keep a diary for a week and write down all the activities that you are doing.

Grow some plants or watch some plants grow and change. What happens if you plant the seeds from peppers, apples etc?

The Poles

Make a leaflet about The North Pole-the animals, the environment, the weather

Colour Mixing

Using paints, explore which colours will mix to make other colours.

Poetry

Easter/Spring poems-can you write one?

Look on the Twinkl website if you need some ideas.

 

 

What’s The Time?

Please continue to practise

Learn to tell the time.

Yr 1  - o’clock and half past.

 Deserts

Can you draw pictures and add captions to write about desert? Maybe make it into a small information book.

2D shape

Make pictures using 2D shapes and colour it. Talk to an adult about the shapes that you have used.

 

Rainbow Spellings

Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 and 2 common exception words. Cut out letters from magazines or newspapers to help you learn the trickier ones.

Waterproof or not?

Can you test some materials to find out if they are waterproof? (plastic, foil, paper towels, card)

Make a chart to show your results.

Oceans/Continents

Learn the names of the oceans and continents. Can you find them on a map/globe?

Ask an adult to keep asking you the names of these.

Engineering Challenge

Can you make a house for the 3 Little Pigs that the wolf can’t blow down?

(use a hairdryer with an adult to test it)

 

Fantasy Land

Draw a picture or make a model of a magical/fantasy land and write lots of description about it. Think of lots of  ‘describing words’- can you learn a new word?

Melting

What happens when you melt chocolate? Will it melt more quickly in different places? e.g by the window, outside, near a radiator. Record your results using pictures and writing

Maps and plans

Make a plan of your bedroom. Can you draw a plan from an aerial view?(as if you were a looking down from above)

 

Bridges

Can you make a bridge that can hold 3 Billy Goats Gruff? (use 3 toys to test it)

How can you make it stronger?

Toy labels

Make labels and name tags for your toys. Write their names out and give it to the toy.

Coding

Give instructions to someone you live with to move around the house. 

Have a go at some of the coding on J2code (the link is above). 

Recycling

Make a poster to encourage people to recycle more.

Just Create

Spend some time doing some sketching or painting. Draw a member of your family, yourself or even a pet. Can you use shading to show dark and lighter areas?

 

Challenge for this week 

· Close your eyes and listen carefully to noises inside and then outside for 2 minutes – how many different sounds did you hear? Ask a grown up to make a list. Try this again another day. Are they the same sounds or different sounds?

· I Spy - How many things can you find beginning with a certain sound inside and outside? I am going to try s.

· Are you outside clapping for the NHS on Thursday evening? How many claps in 1 minute?

 Panda Class Home Learning Tasks   March 2020 

 

Please keep reading. Reread your favourite books, retell stories or read to your brothers or sisters. Act out stories or make up your own plays.

 

Please use www.topmarks .co.uk to access Maths and English games. Daily mental maths practise would be great. Choose the Learning Games tab and the 5-7 years tab. There are many games to support money and addition and subtraction, times tables and multiplication and subtraction which the children are familiar with.

 

www.ictgames.co.uk

This website takes you to a school closure poster with suggested recommended games and activities for Year 1 children. Practise your yr 1 spelling words focussing on the ones that your find the trickiest.

 

 

www.purplemash.com

Please use your log in details that were sent in your letter this week. There might be set tasks on your page however you can choose any other activities from purple mash to explore. There is a huge variety of resources, including but not limited to, maths (shapes and graphs), English templates to make posters and leaflets, science sorting games, colouring, and ICT coding games.

 

https://app.gonoodle.com/

GoNoodle is a great app for singing and dancing as well as videos on mindfulness. It is free to sign up for parents and has lots of great movement videos. 

 

 

There are many activities in this grid, please do as many as you can and bring them into school when you return.

 

English

Maths /Science

Geography/History

Art/DT

Story

Tell a story about a flying car. Think about what happens in the beginning, the middle and the end.

EYFS- Draw a story map and label it.

Yr1- Can you write your story with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Make sure you Fred talk and read your work back.

 

Roll the dice

Throw 2 dice and practise adding and subtracting numbers at speed.

Old and New

Find out about some old vehicles. Make a fact file/ leaflet on one type of vehicle.

Collage

Make a transport themed collage using old magazines, coloured paper and other materials you can find.

Poetry

Can you write a rhyming poem? It could be a silly nonsense poem. We have already enjoyed a variety of poems this term such as Fat Cat. We have also enjoyed poems from Michael Rosen this term

 

 

What’s The Time?

Learn to tell the time.

Yr 1-  o’clock and half past.

EYFS- Learn the days of the week (days of the week song clap clap- sung to the Adams family) Challenge: months of the year.

 Google Earth

Use Google maps and Google Earth to find out about where you live. Look for different countries, oceans, capital cities and places near to Creech St Michael.

Engineering Challenge

Make a boat that floats and carries a cargo of at least one penny. How many pennies can it carry before it sinks?

 

Poetry please

Learn a poem by heart to recite to the class. Perform it with expression (with feeling), you may want to include actions as well.

 

Marvellous measuring

Can you measure objects around the house. Think of an appropriate unit to measure in (e.g. cm or m) you may choose to use non-standard units such as finding out how long your rug is using your feet. How many sticks long is the table? Would it be appropriate to measure your height using grains of rice? Why not?

 

Transport Over Time

What can your families remember about transport in the past? Ask them some questions and write down what you find out. Maybe you can find some old family photos.

Trains

Can you make a model train? You could use lego or junk modelling or other materials.

Great Inventions

Make a model using junk, lego, card, newspaper and then write some instructions to explain how to make it.

Material Hunting

Go on a material hunt around your house and find out what things are made from. Record what you find through drawings, as a chart or make a book.

 

Where do I live?

Learn to write your address. Understand which part is the village name, town and post code. Perhaps you could write and post a letter to school or a friend.

Stamp collection

Design a new stamp with a transport theme.

Rainbow Spellings

Yr1- Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 common exception words.

EYFS – practice reading and writing some red words that we have looked at in school (I my me she her you he be go)

Write them using rainbow writing (the same word written in different colour pens/pencils over the top).

Money, Money, Money

Look at coins and the value of the coin.

Is there a 3p coin? Practise counting out different totals of money.

Write a Quiz

Make a quiz about a Creech St Michael, England, cities or somewhere else in the world.

Just Create

Spend some time doing some sketching or painting. Look closely at a toy or something from nature and try to draw or paint it.

 

 

 

 

 

EYFS visit to a Church. We have been discussing our own special /favourite places and been looking at our local Church as a 'special place' where a Christian might go.

World Book Day 2020

It was our last forest school session today. The children have had great fun. We have been extremely lucky with the weather over the last 6 weeks. The children have splashed in water, played with mud, found bugs, made potions,fallen over and got back up again.

Tractor Visit from Farmer Ryan

Our First Nativity- EYFS Nativity.

'Its a Baby' - Year 1 and 2 Nativity

Some of the photos that have been taken of the children learning over the past couple of weeks.

WOW - An incident has happened in the dinner hall! The gingerbread man has made a mess and been found hiding away.

Year 1 have had a fantastic afternoon with a visit from the museum. We have learnt so much about Florence Nightingale and being a nurse in the past.

Harvest festival. This is our autumn harvest display that we have set up, it contains lots of interesting and unusual plants and vegetables. The children in Panda class did a fantastic job at performing their harvest song in front other children in the hall and all really enjoyed the morning.

Today we had the therapy dog Darcy come to visit. We had lots of strokes and got to ask lots of questions.

 Creech St Michael Primary School EYFS and KS1-  Facebook Page.

 Creech St Michael Primary School PTFA -  Facebook Page.

 

Phonics support with teaching your children the correct sound at home. 

'How to pronounce pure sounds' - (scroll down to see the video)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/read-write-inc-phonics--1/

 

Purple Mash (You will receive a log in and password )

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/creech 

 

Top Marks- maths games and nursery ryhmes

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Numberblocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks#episodes 

 

Alphablocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks

 

Nursery rhymes and songs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kbsbz


 

 

We have been out and about around the school looking for signs of autumn when we accidentally found the three little pigs houses! The straw house and the stick house were blow down to the ground. Now we think that the pigs have run away to shelter from the rain and hide from the big bad wolf.

Today we have been learning to safely and appropriately use the iPad.

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