Welcome to Class 3
Dear parents and carers,
As Easter is fast approaching I thought it might be helpful to put some fun ideas your way to keep the children entertained and occupied.
- Make an Easter hat/bonnet.
- Make an Easter basket. Use the twinkl. website for a template.
- Paint an Easter chick, rabbit or egg.
- Blow an egg using a pin to make hole top and bottom, then paint the shell.
- Create an Easter egg mosaic using squares cut from magazines, wrapping paper etc.
- Host a Teddy bear's picnic.
- Make photo album/scrap book of activities you and your children have tried.
- Play pin the tail (cotton wool ball) on the rabbit.
- Play some indoor games, see "20 ingenious ideas for indoor games" using the internet.
- Another good place for lots more ideas is "mykidstime.com" top 50 things to do.
Anyway have fun, stay safe and be careful if you are out and about exercising. Should you need it I am contactable via class dojo.
Kind regards Mrs O'Brien
Resources for Year 1 Home Learning Week beginning 30.3.2020
Resources for Year 2 Working from home week beginning 30.3.2020
**Working from home in the case of school closure.**
We understand that the UK is experiencing a period of uncertainty around school closure during the Covid-19 outbreak. Should the Government take the decision to close schools, here are some activities that your child can access at home.
Twinkl: This is a website with a variety of resources that we often use in school. They are offering free use of the site during school closure by following this link https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and entering the following code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Please look at the Key Stage 1 5-7 section.
White Rose Maths, the scheme that we us in school, has released some videos and work to do at home. The children will recognise these. They have started with years 1 and 2 with a couple of videos but do check back regularly for more. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Learning Stars, a maths resource have published free PowerPoint presentations and worksheets covering different aspects of maths. Click on the following link https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/covid-19-year-1/ for year 1s and https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/covid-19-year-2/ for Year 2s
Practice SATs papers are available to work through for year 2 parents at the following site: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials
For spelling and phonics practise, there are useful games to play at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm these games cannot be played through Google Chrome.
Year 2s continue to have unlimited access to TimesTable Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
As always, I encourage children to read as often as they can to continually build upon and broaden their vocabulary. Keep an eye on Class Dojo and this page for any further updates.
LCF is making available its online resources for Primary FREE for the next 3 months.
Simply use the master promo code LCF2020sch to create a single user login at Babelzone (French/Spanish) Englishzone (games/Phonics) or MathsZone for any pupil or teacher.
Links to all these sites are on our homepage www.lcfclubs.com
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This half term our topic is: Farms. This is a geography based topic. the children will get to know the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom and how they are similar and different.
In English we will be reading both fiction and non fiction books based on our topic. Children will also be learning about different aspects of grammar e.g. sentence types: statements; questions, exclamations and commands and how to join sentences using different conjunctions, e.g. and, so, if, but, when and because.
In Maths we will continue to develop our counting skills to 100 and beyond, not only forward and backwards in 1s, but also in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Part of this will relate to being able to quickly derive facts associated with the 2s, 5s and 10s times table but it will also link to the operations of multiplication and division and solving problems involving these. The children will have the opportunity to further practise and consolidate last term's work on fractions, in addition to understanding simple equivalent fractions. Work will also continue on measures, in particular length and capacity as well as money and time.
In Science we will be learning about life cycles.
In RE we will learn about Places of worship.
In Art we will be looking at colour, landscapes and texture.
There are 25 children and 2 adults (myself and Mrs Fawcett) in Class 3. Mrs Watts also teaches on a Tuesday afternoon while I am released to do my planning time.
If you are have not already done so, please take the time to sign up to Class Dojo. This is where I will post weekly and sometimes daily updates about life in Class 3.
You can use dojo to send me a message or, alternatively, you can contact me using the message box below. I like to switch off after 7:30 so if you message after then I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.