TRENOWETH

5th November
 
We have had a fun week in Trenoweth Class! We began the week looking at features of instruction texts, and then had a go at writing our own instructions on how to make bread (based on The Little Red Hen). Then yesterday, we had lots of fun making (and eating!) our bread rolls!
In maths we have been learning through books this week. Our first book was 'When the Moon Smiled' and we learned how to write ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd). Then we used the 'We all went on Safari' book to take part in some problem solving activities.
Today we are busy learning about why we celebrate bonfire night, learning all about The Gunpowder Plot, and are creating our own firework art using chalks. A super week everyone, well done!
22/10/21
 
It has been so lovely to have the opportunity to share the children's work with you this week, and for you to have a look inside our classroom - thank you so much for coming to our open afternoons!
As I am sure you could see, the children have worked incredibly hard so far this term, and especially this week!
In maths, the Year 2 children have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, whilst the Year 1 children have been ordering numbers from smallest to greatest, and placing numbers on a number line. In our Literacy lessons, we have been writing poetry about Autumn and Harvest and we hope you enjoyed listening to it whilst you were visiting this week. 
Many of the children have expressed an interest in 'Rocksteady' lessons - please do let me know if you are interested. During the workshop we had last week, we certainly seemed to have a class of eager rockstars!
15/10/21
 
Well done everyone for another great week of learning. We have been so impressed with children's progress in phonics and reading and we appreciate all of the support you are giving children at home too!
This week we have been busy writing our own stories based on The Little Red Hen, focusing on features we needed to include in the opening, the build up, the climax and ending! In maths, we have continued our work on comparing and ordering numbers. 
Yesterday, we had great fun carrying out our experiment to find out if the tallest person in the class also had the longest feet! Great scientific skills everyone!
We can't wait to show you all of our hard work in the open afternoons next week!
Week beginning 4/10/21
Another packed week of learning for Trenoweth Class!
In our Literacy lessons, we have planned our own stories based on The Little Red Hen, ready to start writing them next week. The children have been working so hard on their character and setting descriptions, so I am looking forward to seeing these skills transferred in to their stories. We had fun making up our own characters and setting in preparation.
In maths, I have been so impressed with the children's knowledge of place value. This week, we have moved on to comparing numbers and objects, using the 'greater than' and 'less than' symbols. We know that Chomp the Crocodile likes to eat bigger numbers so this helps us work out which symbol to use. 
In R.E, we have been learning about mosques and have identified important features. Faizaan has been a great help with this - thank you Faizaan!
In our science lessons, we went on a 'senses' walk to identify things using all five of our senses. We will use this to help us write some great Autumn poetry soon!
I am looking forward to meeting with you all online next week for parents evening!
We have had another really successful week in Trenoweth Class. We have really been focusing on our phonics and reading skills and can see progress already! Thank you also for your efforts at home. Don't forget to let me know if you need more sound and/or tricky word bookmarks. 
In our Literacy lessons, we have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen. We have made masks for the characters and been acting out plays in groups. On Monday we will be showing off and performing them to Releath Class. 
In maths, we have been focusing on counting forwards and backwards and learning about tens and ones. 
We are just about to start our Science topic of Humans and Animals. 
 
As always, thank you again for your support with reading at home. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Welcome to Trenoweth Class page! Its good to be back!  I hope you all had a lovely summer holiday and are now enjoying being back in to the school routine.  This week we have been getting reacquainted with our school and class routines.  I have been very impressed with how well the children have settled back in and we have noticed how polite, kind and helpful everyone is. A big well done to Trenoweth Class!
 
This week we have been doing a piece of writing about our summer holiday - it sounds like you all had a great time. We have also been focusing on our numbers, ensuring that we form them all correctly. We had a go at recording number sentences.  I was very impressed with their addition skills!  
 
Next week we will be moving on to our story of The Little Red Hen.
 
Have a great weekend everyone! 
 
 
Happy summer holidays everyone!
 
Wow...the end of term has come around very quickly! We have had such a busy term and the children have worked so hard! Everyone deserves a great summer holiday and a rest! Thank you so much for your cards, gifts, kind words and best wishes - you have all been such a huge support through this tricky 18 months. I'd like to say a special farewell to the Year 2 children and wish them lots of luck for Pengelly class!
 
 
 
See you all on Tuesday 7th September! 
Trenoweth Class thoroughly enjoyed their 'Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds' day on Thursday and I'm sure they were eager to share their day with you. The children enjoyed being outside and creating chalk rainbows, the nation's symbol of hope in these strange times.  A few lovely stories were read to them throughout the day, focusing on their well-being. They took part in a lovely activity hunting for flowers, leaves or anything colourful in the field to create a beautiful book mark.  They experienced a pilates lesson in the hall and made some lovely friendship paper chains.  After lunch, they took part in a ZUMBA class which they all enjoyed. The day finished with a lovely story about a worry monster and how it can take away the children's worries.
 
We have been very lucky with the weather this week!  Trenoweth had a busy but fun week with a great P.E lesson practising for our sports day.  The children were focusing on speed, balancing and co- ordination in their athletics.  There was great team work with the Year 2 children supporting the Year 1 children in some activities.  
 
We had a creative day and made our own 'Great Barrier Reef' display.  The children created their beautiful sea creatures using a collage technique.  As it is Father's Day this weekend, the children have made cards which will come home with them today.  
 
I have attached some photos of their 'Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds' day for you all to have a look at. Have a lovely weekend! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Friday to all! 
 
A lot of super stars this week in our learning!  There has been some very impressive maths and literacy learning, as well as some beautiful writing from the Year 1 children which is amazing to see. 
 
Our children have been learning how to tell the time.  We made our own clocks which I have sent home so they can practise telling the time with you.  We will be carrying on with learning o'clock, half past and quarter past times next week.  
 
The children have created some beautiful hand writing pieces in their literacy lessons this week, whilst writing their recounts of their half term holiday. We are getting better and better at remembering to include all of the necessary Literacy features.
 
Our new story that we have started reading this week is called 'The Secret of Black Rock.'  The children wrote a short piece and had to predict the ending of the story. We had some great predictions!
 
Have a lovely weekend!
 
 
 
Another amazing week full of fun and exciting learning this week in Trenoweth.
 
The children have all worked very hard this term.  It does truly amaze me how both year groups show determination in all their lessons.  Their concentration and focus this term has been brilliant.
 
Thank you to the Year 2 children for completing another amazing piece of homework, we even had a couple of the Year 1 children taking part again! 
 
We always begin our day with our phonics and reading. The Year 2 children have continued to practise their spelling of tricky words, whilst the Year 1 children have had some fun learning how to write captions and have been creating some lovely zig-zag booklets.
 
In our maths, we have all been learning about position and direction. The children have been able to get involved in some fun games involving position both inside and out on the playground.
 
Trenoweth have finished their lovely creative writing and moved on to creating an information text based on plastic pollution and recycling. Miss Phillips has been so impressed with their use of titles, subheadings, labelled diagrams and interesting facts.
 
In P.E this week the children focused on speed, positioning and team work.  All children worked really hard in their athletics lesson.  The children concentrated on learning how to sprint starting in different positions and changing the distance each time.  
 
We had a lovely lesson learning about continents.  With the children's knowledge now on how to use titles, sub-headings and diagrams, they created some super posters working in partners. 
 
Have a lovely half term everyone! See you all on Tuesday 8th June. 
 
 
Some very creative story writing this week from Trenoweth.  They all have been hard at work creating their own story based around `Stanley` We have had some amazing story plans and some super stories which we will continue next week, looking forward to finding out what happens in their endings.  
 
Well done to all the children that completed their homework.  The homework that came in was amazing and very detailed, we had fact sheets, poster and some beautiful diagrams.  The children had the opportunity to read out their fact findings to the class.  They are now on display for the children and staff to see.  
 
In maths the year 2 children are learning all about positioning and the year 1 children are working towards learning about half's and quarters.
 
The P.E lesson this week has been focused around athletics.  The year 1 children amazed me with their concentration and team work.  Their focus on getting those extra points for their team through out the lesson was impressive.  We have some speedy runners in Trenoweth and children that show good listening skills and team work! 
 
Have a lovely weekend! 
There has been some super learning in Trenoweth again this week.
 
The children have worked very hard this week, especially on their phonics. Each day we are incredibly proud of their progress. Well done to both year groups.
 
We have enjoyed learning all about measuring the length of objects with the Year 2 children whilst the Year 1 children have moved on to making equal groups.  We had some children show and explain to Mr Hunkin why they would need this knowledge in real life.  
 
We were able to get outside and use our clipboards to do some sketching and the children made some beautiful sun glazers.  They look beautiful.  
 
The Year 2 children amazed me with their research about the continents, well done! The research has been put up on one of our display boards.  
 
Have a lovely weekend.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In our topic work we have been learning all about the oceans of the world. Trenoweth Class have found out some interesting facts about the oceans! Perhaps ask the children about their learning over the weekend?
 
There has been some super learning in their Literacy work this week - understanding the effect of elaborate vocabulary on the reader and adding in a range of punctuation to their sentences.
 
On Wednesday afternoons we have been enjoying our P.E lessons outside on the school playground/field.  This week the P.E has been focused around Athletics.  The children thoroughly enjoyed a game of Treasure Chest and the team with the MOST points had to walk the plank!  Some very impressive team work and some super speedy runners! Well done Trenoweth Class! 
 
 Have a lovely weekend all! 
 
 
 
 
A fabulous week of learning  in Trenoweth.
 
Every morning we start our day with a phonics lesson.  Both year groups are making great progress and with their reading too! We are also so pleased that everyone is practising at home too, well done children! 
 
The Year 2 children have been focusing on identifying and representing fractions. This week the Year 1 children have concentrated on making equal groups in preparation for learning about multiplication.
 
In our literacy we have been learning some new elaborate vocabulary, using a dictionary to help us.  Today we have been focusing on the adjectives from the story 'Someone Swallowed Stanley.'
 
In P.E this week the children enjoyed a lesson focusing on team work and working on their ball skills.  We also were given a challenge in our second lesson.  The challenge was to shoot as many balls in the hoop from a distance as we could within 5 minutes! 
 
Our topic work has been focusing on the continents of the world and next we will be looking at the oceans.  We have been looking at the school atlases and have been finding some well-known countries around the world.
 
Thank you for a lovely week Trenoweth, have a super bank holiday and we will see you on Tuesday!  
 
 
A big welcome back to you all! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break with your family and friends.
 
We have had a brilliant first week back in Trenoweth.  We have worked hard in our maths learning, continuing learning about fractions in Year 2.  The Year 1 children have moved on to counting in 2s and 5s.  Super maths learning everyone.  
 
In our literacy lessons, our learning is based on a new book, 'Someone swallowed Stanley' which suits our sea topic very well. In their writing, the children have been challenging themselves to continue practising their joined hand writing, very impressive! We still need to work on our sentences remembering those capital letters and full stops but a big well done.  
 
We had such a fun day on Wednesday with Wild Tribe! Mrs Blackbird taught us how to 'sneak and hide' out in the wild.  We became experts at hiding and being really quiet but also sneaking out to see Mrs Blackbird when she wasn't looking! 
The children spent all day outside enjoying the fun activities. We got to make scarecrows, planted seeds, hunted for treasure and got involved in making a beautiful bunting for our classroom.  
 
In Geography, we have begun learning about the continents and oceans of the world and enjoyed exploring atlases and globes. We even had to create our own puzzle of the continents and put them back together!
 
As we are learning all about sea creatures, our very own aquarium shop in Trenoweth is now open for business.  The children get to play in the role play area in their golden time and throughout the week which they very much enjoy.  
 
Have a lovely weekend! 
 
We have reached the end of term!  The children have worked incredibly hard and we are all so very proud of them.  The children have enjoyed their time back in their learning environment and have loved spending time with their friends again.  
 
We have had a busy week with some fun learning in Trenoweth class. The children all made their chocolate nests which I'm sure they enjoyed eating once they got home.  The children have brought home an Easter card, so please look out for them in their bag! 
 
The Year 2 children have been working on finding and recognising a quarter while the Year 1 children have been learning about capacity.  
 
In Literacy we have been learning all about questions and answers.  In our writing we are concentrating on getting capital letters and full stops in the correct places.
 
Well done to the Year 2 children in their maths quiz this week, a super effort from everyone!
 
Finally thank you for supporting the children with their reading and homework each week. I have changed (and sanitised!) the books today, so if your child would like to do some reading over the Easter holidays that would be very much appreciated. There is NO formal homework for the Year 2 children. However, the Reading Eggs website is still available for the children to use. Please do let us know your feedback so we know whether to renew this resource when the 30-day trial comes to an end.
Have a lovely Easter and we will see you all on Monday 19th April. We will have a new topic, 'The Sea', so we are very excited about where our new learning will take us!
 
 
 
 
 
 
We have had another great week in Trenoweth Class. The children have been busy learning about the Easter Story and have created a lovely display of The Last Supper.  
 
We have been busy practising our joined hand writing in our literacy lessons, as well as concentrating on our capital letters and full stops.  This can be tricky for the children to remember but with practise we will get there.  
 
Trenoweth enjoyed using the Chrome books to access our Reading Eggs website.  Super reading and phonics Trenoweth! Please do let us know if your child is accessing and enjoying this resource at home.
 
In maths, the Year 2 children have been continuing their learning about fractions, whilst the Year 1 children have been learning about capacity and volume. They will be doing some practical work in the water tray next week!
 
On Thursday, we thoroughly enjoyed our 'Sugar Smart' workshop.  The children learnt a lot about the foods we eat and how we can look after our teeth.  The children also got outside on the field and took part in some really exciting challenges to keep fit and active as much as we can. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
The children created our Spring display board outside our classroom this week which involved making a collage using tissue paper and glue to create some flowers and lambs. There is a picture on Trenoweth's class page for you all to have a look.
 
The children have been working really hard in their writing this week, learning to put words in to alphabetical order. They have also been learning how to use effective adjectives to make their writing more exciting. 
 
The Year 1 children have been working together to measure the mass of different objects.   We have had the scales out and investigated the mass of the objects in their trays with cubes.
 
The Year 2 children have moved on to learning about fractions which is always a tricky concept. This week we have focused on halves of shapes and finding half of a number. They are making me proud with their hard work and concentration.  
 
On Thursday the children were able to use the school's Chrome books and enjoyed exploring the Reading Eggs website.  This will be a resource that can be used at home and at school. The children all have their own log in details and are able to work independently with this website so please encourage your child to do so.  Thank you. 
 
Lastly, it is Red Nose Day today. Thank you all for your donations. The children certainly arrived with crazy hair this morning! I have attached a few photos for you all to enjoy! 
 
Happy Friday! 
 
 
 
Welcome back everyone!
We have all had a super week of learning in Trenoweth this week and I am very proud of all the children for coming in every morning with smiles on their faces.
 
It has been so nice to see the children back in class.  We have all caught up on the fun things we have all been doing at home in lockdown with our families and the children did some lovely writing about their experiences. I was very impressed with their neat hand writing. 
 
We have begun practising our joined up hand writing which is tricky but with practise everyday we will get better! 
 
The Year 1 children have focused on measuring this week in our maths lessons, whilst the Year 2 children have moved on to learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
 
As its Mothering Sunday this weekend, look out for something special in the bookbags Mums! 
 
Thank you all for a lovely week and have a nice relaxed weekend! 
 
 
 
 
 

Week 8 (Week beginning 1st March)

This will be our last week of online learning! I am sure you are very relieved that the children will be returning to school, as am I! I am very much looking forward to seeing all of the children on Monday. Thank you once again for everything you have done over the last term to support your child with their learning – everyone has done brilliantly!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with online learning for Week 8.

Phonics  – This will mostly be done during our ‘live Google meets’ each day. I have also included some Phase 4 phonics activities for the Year 1 children based on Pancake Day, and some Phase 5 activities for the Year 2 children.

The ‘Phonics play’ website is again available for free for parents during the remote learning period.

www.phonicsplay.com

If you need some phonetically decodeable books matched to your child’s phonic and reading ability, please visit:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Our theme for this week (Monday-Wednesday) is Dinosaurs! On Thursday, we will be celebrating World Book Day, so I will not be expecting the children to complete their usual learning activities on this day. Instead, I will be providing some book-related tasks for the children. On Friday, I will provide some ‘transition’ activities to help the children prepare for their return to school.

Reading:

Day 1- On our Google meet this morning, I will read the story of ‘Gigantosaurus’. Here is a Youtube link if you miss the meet or want to hear the story again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E4qmlFAQTw

Afterwards, please have a go at the Gigantosaurus phonics sheet activity (just choose one sheet).

You can also find episodes on Gigantosaurus on Disney Junior or Netflix if your child would like to see more adventures from the characters!

Day 2 – Gigantosaurus comprehension (please choose whichever one suits your child best).

Day 3 – Non-fiction dinosaur information- read facts about the different dinosaurs. There are some pictures of the dinosaurs on the final page, so after reading the facts, the children could cut them out and match them with the picture to make a dinosaur poster.

Writing:

This week, we will be making a non-fiction fact file all about dinosaurs. You can either use the dinosaur fact file sheets to write on or just create your own book.

Day 1 – Begin your dinosaur research using either books (if you have any at home) or have a look on these websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/dinosaurs

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dinosaurs.html

Choose one dinosaur to focus on today, which is your favourite and why? What can you find out about that dinosaur? Write down your findings and draw a picture.

Day 2 – Choose two different dinosaurs to focus on today. Can you compare all three, finding similarities and differences? Once you have found out some interesting facts, try to create a book/fact file/ information poster about your three chosen dinosaurs. I would love to see some illustrations to go with your information. Remember that non-fiction books can have headings and subheadings, labelled diagrams, a contents page, and perhaps a glossary.

Day 3 – Finish your non-fiction book/poster on dinosaurs. Send a photo to Miss Phillips.

 

Spellings – Please continue to learn the statutory words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of each year group (the link for these words are in Week 2’s resources). The children love games of hangman etc to practise spelling these words.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links I have posted.

 

Year 1: This week is quite practical so there are only sheets for Wednesday and Friday. However, the videos will introduce practical activities that the children can do on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Year 2: There are sheets and videos for every day this week.

I have included a couple of maths challenge activities for those that love an extra challenge!

 

Topic work: This week’s afternoon activities will be all about our topic of Dinosaurs!

Here is a video all about Mary Anning, one of the greatest fossil hunters ever!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd8fv9q/articles/zf6vb82

What can you find out about fossils?

 

Science: Have a look at the ‘Omnivore, carnivore and herbivore’ powerpoint and use the sorting activity to arrange the dinosaurs in to a Venn diagram (see the attached sheet).

Next, have a go at the science experiments (making a dinosaur fossil and making a dinosaur egg fossil).

 

Design Technology: Complete the ‘Hinge and lever moving dinosaur’. Instructions are on the sheet below.

Fun activities:

Can you play a pairs game with the dinosaur information matching game cards?

Can you build a shape dinosaur using the shape sheets below?

 

P.E – Have a go at some of the activities on https://imoves.com/

 

World Book Day Activities (Thursday)

Have a look at the World Book Day powerpoint below to find out why we celebrate this special occasion. I have provided a number of activities and challenges for the children so they can choose which ones they would like to complete throughout the day.

  • Can you make a special story den somewhere in your house or your garden? Once you have done that, choose your favourite book to read in there. If parents are able to film you reading it, I would love to see the videos! I may be able to share the videos on Class Dojo for the other children to hear your stories. Alternatively, please feel free to make up your own stories and film your storytelling!
  • Can you draw or paint a picture of the character you have dressed up as today? Can you describe your character? Perhaps you could design your own front cover of the book that your character is in?
  • Complete the ‘World Book Day Scavenger Hunt’ activity below.
  • Use the ‘World Book Day Card on your face game’ to play a guessing game with your family members.
  • Use the ‘World Book Day Name that story’ cards for ideas on how to write clues about your favourite stories. You can use the examples given or think of your own completely different stories. Write a set of clues for your family members to guess.
  • Can you ring a grandparent or someone you haven’t spoken to for a while and tell them about your favourite book, and also ask them what their favourite book was when they were your age?

Thinking about returning to school (Friday):

  • Please talk to your child about any questions or worries your child has about coming back to school. Things will not be too different to how they were before we went in to lockdown. The children will still be sat in rows in the classroom, we will still have staggered break times and I think we will still have lunch in our classrooms. However, I understand that it has been a long time that the children have been away from school, and I am sure they have some questions and concerns. Our Google meet this day will focus on answering some of these questions.
  • Have a go at the ‘Roll a back to school story’ activity below. Children will need a dice for this activity.
  • There is also a well-being booklet and a ‘things that make me happy’ sheet for the children to complete.
  • Complete the ‘my lockdown experience’ sheet – I would really love to hear more about the children’s lockdown experiences so please could children bring this sheet back to school with them. If you don’t have a printer, children can just do this on a piece of paper and bring it with them on Monday.

 

Can’t wait to see everyone and welcome you all back.

Take care everyone,

Miss Phillips

Online Learning - Week 7 (Week beginning 22nd February)

I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable half term. I’m looking forward to seeing all the children again as soon as we can.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with online learning for Week 7.

Phonics  – This will mostly be done during our ‘live Google meets’ each day. I have also posted three Phase 4 games and activities which are focusing on blends for the Year 1 children and three Phase 5 games and activities for the Year 2 children.

The ‘Phonics play’ website is again available for free for parents during the remote learning period.

www.phonicsplay.com

If you need some phonetically decodeable books matched to your child’s phonic and reading ability, please visit:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Our theme for this week is our local area of Praze, and what we can do to help our community (a Geography/environmental focus).

Reading:

Our reading activities this week will be based on ‘The Messy Magpie’, which focuses on the importance of recycling.

Day 1 – Please have a look at ‘The Messy Magpie’ story powerpoint. Year 1 children can use the talk cards to explore the story. Year 2 children can complete ‘The Messy Magpie’ reading comprehension.

Day 2 – Draw your own story map to show the correct sequence of the story, or alternatively use ‘The Messy Magpie’ story map provided.

 

Day 3 – Complete the ‘Think, say, feel’ sheet to show your understanding of the character’s feelings.

 

Day 4 – Use the Internet to undertake some research about the village of Praze. Use the ‘Investigating places in my local area’ sheet to record your findings. Or alternatively, can you write down (or draw) 10 interesting facts about Praze that you have read about.

 

Day 5 – Complete ‘The Messy Magpie’ wordsearch.

 

Writing:

This is also based on our Geography/environment theme.

Day 1 – Have a look at the following BBC bitesize link about suffixes. Then complete ‘The Messy Magpie’ suffixes sheet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z66nv82

 

Day 2 – Read the ‘All about Recycling’ powerpoint. Have a look at and complete the ‘material hunt’ activity sheet, or create your own. Have a look around your house/garden to identify objects made out of different materials.

 

Day 3: Look at the ‘My Community’ powerpoint and then complete the ‘My Community’ booklet.

 

Day 4 – Design a new playground for your local area. Try to include five things and explain why you would like them in your new playground.

 

Day 5 – Choose a ‘job’ you would like to do in your local area. Draw a picture with labels and write me a few sentences giving reasons why you would like to do this job in your community.

 

Spellings – Please continue to learn the statutory words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of each year group (the link for these words are in Week 2’s resources). The children love games of hangman etc to practise spelling these words.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links I have posted.

 

Year 1: Please note there are no sheets for Monday, Wednesday and Friday but there are videos to watch and practical activities to complete (the videos will explain this).

Year 2: There is no sheet on Tuesday, but there is a video to watch will explain the shapes practical activity.

I have included a couple of maths challenge activities for those that love an extra challenge!

 

Topic work: With your family, go for a walk around the village. Can you make a map of the village? Try to mark all of the important buildings and features that you see. You could mark all of the natural features, such as streams, hills etc with a green colour pencil, and all of the man-made features, such as roads and bridges etc with a blue colour pencil. Use the ‘My Observation List’ sheet to help you look for some village features.

Complete the ‘Recycling Sorting’ activity.

Complete the ‘Shops and Services’ activity.

Have a go at ‘The Messy Magpie’ Litter pick tally chart activity and also the block diagram.

 

Music: Can you learn the ‘I Recycle’ song?

Art/DT – Have a look at the ’16 things to make and do with your re-cycling’ – can you recycle some of your household items to make something new? I would love to see some photos of your creations! In the resources, there are some instructions for a ‘make your own recycled desk organiser’. There are also some ‘houses and homes paper models’ that the children could make.

Cooking: In the resources, there is a recipe idea for ‘Make your own leftover veggie-burgers’.

P.E – Have a go at some of the activities on https://imoves.com/

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo. I am always here to help with any questions.  

 

Take care everyone,

Miss Phillips

Week 6 – Chinese New Year week!

Well done parents, you have almost made it to half term! The children, and you, have all done so well this term, and we are so so grateful for their (and yours!) efforts.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with online learning for Week 6.

Phonics  – This will mostly be done during our ‘live Google meets’ each day. I have also posted some phoneme spotter comprehensions that the children could do to practise some previously learnt sounds. All children (those on Phase 3 and Phase 5) could try these, although the younger children may need a bit of support with reading the texts.

The ‘Phonics play’ website is again available for free for parents during the remote learning period.

www.phonicsplay.com

If you need some phonetically decodeable books matched to your child’s phonic and reading ability, please visit:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

 

Reading:

All activities this week will be based on Chinese New Year which begins on Friday 12th February this year.

Day 1 – Please listen to the story of ‘The Race across the river.’

You can have a look at a paper copy of the story entitled ‘The Race Across the River’ within our resources or watch the story being told by the story teller Adele Moss here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idUlDEOrJec&feature=emb_logo

Use the Chinese New Year stick puppets, the face masks, or your own teddies and toys to retell the story of the Great Race.

 

Day 2 – Have a look at or listen to the story again, which animal came first? Second etc? Can you make a list of the order of the animals within the race? You could draw and label them too.

 

Day 3 – Read the ‘Dragons in the City’ story powerpoint. Year 2 children can complete the ‘Dragons in the city’ reading comprehension and/or the ‘Year of the Ox’ reading comprehension. Year 1 children can verbally discuss their answers, using the ‘Dragons in the City’ talk cards.

 

Day 4 – Complete the ‘Dragons in the City’ story map, or make your own story map showing the main events of the story.  

 

Day 5 – Complete the ‘Dragons in the city’ wordsearch and crossword.

 

Writing:

This is also based on Chinese New Year.

Day 1 – Have a look at this link to tell you all about Chinese New Year or watch the Cbeebies links in the topic section of this letter.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-chinese-new-year

You could also have a look at the ‘photos of how Chinese New Year is celebrated’ photos within your support materials this week.

Remind your child that non-fiction means facts or information (not a story). Can you write a non-fiction information poster all about Chinese New Year? Try to include at least five facts and draw some pictures too!

 

Day 2 - Can you write a story about a dragon? Think carefully about what your dragon looks like, where he lives, what he does. Remember to plan a beginning, a middle and an end to your story. Please also remember that we are trying to master our use of capital letters and full stops. Please include some illustrations too. The Year 1 children may prefer to orally tell a story, rather than writing it all.

 

Day 3: Year 2 – Please complete the ‘Dragons in the city’ character description or write your own description of a dragon.

            Year 1 – Complete the Chinese New Year sentence scramble activity.

 

Day 4 – Can you plan a Chinese menu? Have a look below under ‘Cooking’ for some ideas of things you could make for Chinese New Year. Even if you are unable to make any of these, you could plan a menu anyway of things you would like to make and sell in your Chinese restaurant! You could do this on a piece of paper or card. You could even write a description of the food so your ‘customers’ know what they are buying, and also include prices.

 

Day 5 – ‘Crack the code’ activity! Have a go at being detectives to try and crack the codes.

 

Spellings – Please continue to learn the statutory words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of each year group (the link for these words are in Week 2’s resources). The children love games of hangman etc to practise spelling these words.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links I have posted.

 

Year 1: Please note that Monday’s and Tuesday’s sheet is the same – that is because the first half should be done on Monday and the second part should be done on Tuesday after watching the videos.

Year 2: There are no sheets on Monday or Friday, only the videos to watch which will suggest a practical activity, but the children may like to make up their own pictograms or block diagrams about whatever they like (there is a blank block graph in the maths challenge resources).

I have included a couple of maths challenge activities for those that love an extra challenge!

 

Topic work: This week, we will be thinking about how people prepare for Chinese New Year. Can you find China on a map or globe? Complete the ‘Where in the world is China?’ sheet.

 

Use the Chinese alphabet sheet to write your own name and those of your family members. You could also write a secret code for someone in your family to work out!

Watch these videos all about Chinese New Year:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year

Have a go at the quiz on this Newsround page to find out which year you were born in and draw a picture of the animal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38668427

 

Art/DT - Have a go at making or drawing your own Chinese dragon. Here are some links for ideas:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/chinese-hand-dragon?collection=chinese-lunar-new-year

or this Chinese rattle drum:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/chinese-rattle-drum-make?collection=chinese-lunar-new-year

or have a look at the many resources below (paper lantern, paper dragon craft, step-by-step Chinese new year drawing, fortune paper craft, 2D Chinese dragon shape activity, fire-breathing dragon craft, cone characters and a paper plate dragon craft).

Cooking: In the resources, there are some recipe ideas for sticky rice cakes and vegetable spring rolls.

P.E – Have a go at this Chinese lion dance!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-go-club-chinese-lion-dance?collection=chinese-lunar-new-year

 

And remember the activities on the i-moves website: https://imoves.com/

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo. I am always here to help with any questions.  

 

Stay safe and take care,

Miss Phillips

Week 5

Hello parents!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with online learning for Week 5.

Phonics  – This will mostly be done during our ‘live Google meets’ each day. I have also posted some phonics activities for the children learning compound words during the Google Meets last week (Yr 2 group), and some ‘oo’ activities for the children learning this digraph (Yr 1 group).

The ‘Phonics play’ website is again available for free for parents during the remote learning period.

www.phonicsplay.com

If you need some phonetically decodeable books matched to your child’s phonic and reading ability, please visit:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities will be based on the story of ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers, who is our ‘author of the term’. 

Day 1 – Use the link below to read the story. I have also included a link to an animation of the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6S7RyE80QI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDMnOx7w6OA

 

 

 

Day 2 – Create a story map of ‘How to Catch a star’ with pictures to show the order of events. Have a look at the images below to give you some ideas on how to set out your story map. Can you add labels to it?

          

Day 3 – Make some shadow puppets (the boy, the star, the seagull etc) and a shadow puppet theatre, using the link below for ideas.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch/-hL28SkHf1g

 

Day 4 – Can you perform your shadow puppet show to your family? Or alternatively, film it and send it to me, I would love to see it!

 

Day 5 – Year 1 – Complete the Phase 3 reading comprehension ‘Zoom to the Moon’.

            Year 2 – Complete the Phase 5 reading comprehension ‘The Planet Zog’.  

Also, all children could have a go at the ‘How to Catch a star’ reading comprehension.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘How to Catch a Star’.

Day 1 – Think about how YOU would catch a star. Can you draw a picture and write some captions to show me your idea. Alternatively, make something out of play dough to show how you would catch it and write your ideas on some post-its. I would love to see some photos!      

Day 2 - Tomorrow the children will be writing a set of instructions on how to catch a star, so today I would like the children to practise their use of time connectives, such as first, next, then, afterwards and finally (see time connectives resource).They can choose any theme they like (e.g how to make a sandwich, how to create something out of lego, how to fly to space, how to escape a dinosaur etc). This does not have to be written instructions, they can take photos of the different steps and label them with time connectives or draw pictures, or do it verbally.

 

Day 3 – Write a set of instructions on how you would catch your star. Use the powerpoint to help you know what you need to include.

 

Day 4 – In the story, there is a shooting star. Have a look at the link below on how to make a paper shooting star, then write your own wish! Keep your fingers crossed that it comes true!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GAxY6t6PUI

 

Day 5 – ‘Fun Friday’ this week is ‘Construction Friday’. The children can write down some information about whatever they have constructed.

 

Spellings – Please continue to learn the statutory words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of each year group (the link for these words are in Week 2’s resources). The children love games of hangman etc to practise spelling these words.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links I have posted.

Year 1: There is no sheet for Monday, only a video to watch.

Year 2: There are no sheets on Monday and Wednesday, only videos, but the children may like to make up their own tally charts and pictograms about whatever they like.

I have also included a couple of maths challenge activities for those that love an extra challenge!

 

Topic work: Last week, we were thinking about astronauts and we have been learning all about space travel. This week, we are going to move on to learning about a different explorer to contrast the two.

Watch this video about Christopher Columbus. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk/articles/znchkmn

Where did Christopher Columbus travel to? Which other countries did he travel to? Can you find these countries on a map or globe?

Have a look at the ‘what to take on an expedition’ activity (you don’t need to print, just discuss from the screen). Can you sort the items into what you’d need for each of the expeditions? How have things changed from the items that Columbus took with him over 500 years ago?

Science: Christopher Columbus had three boats, the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

Have a go at making your own boat that floats. Can your boat carry a crew like Columbus’ did? Which materials will you use to make sure your boat floats? Can you make a plan for building your boat, writing down what you will use and how you will make it?

Here are some ideas from Cbeebies, this video shows an idea for a bottle boat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY-j7ToGxKE

A cork boat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC-FeOepdhc

A tub boat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgptYV7pfF4

 

PSHE: Next week is Children’s Mental Health week. This year’s theme is ‘express yourself’. Dress up in anything you’d like to express yourself, encouraging your child’s individuality and confidence in showing their true self!

Here are some Express Yourself Art ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STdJ__8ORyE&feature=youtu.be

Sharing emotions through dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0R-ftFBm38

Through music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sELz0aCx9Lw

And through this Cat Stevens song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzy1O3NOE4s

Or this song by Labrinth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKpVM9QQzIs

Here is a link to some other ideas for wellbeing support for families and please see the five tips for wellbeing leaflet that I’ve attached too.

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/coronavirus-wellbeing-activity-ideas-for-families/

I can’t wait to see some photos of you all expressing yourselves!

 

Art/DT: Look at this picture of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Can you create your own ‘Starry Night’ picture using any resources that you have at home e.g. paint/ crayons etc?

You may also like to have a look at the story of ‘Katie and the Starry Night’ by James Mayhew.

P.E – Have a go at this ball skills challenge this week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5A2sANCm2w

And remember the activities on the i-moves website: https://imoves.com/

You may find the following websites useful during this time of online learning.

www.readingeggs.co.uk (this website if offering a 30 day free trial at the moment and is very successful at helping to develop children’s reading skills)

www.phonicsbloom.com

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.classroomsecrets.co.uk

www.whiterosemaths.com

www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk

www.primarystarseducation.co.uk

www.smilingmind.com.au

www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

www.teachhandwriting.co.uk (cursive style)

www.vooks.com

www.twinkl.co.uk

 

I really have been incredibly impressed with the children’s enthusiasm during the Google Meets and I know how hard they are all working at home. A huge well done children! I would also like to say a massive well done to parents who really are doing their best in these strange times. You are doing brilliantly and we are very grateful.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo. I am always here to help with any questions.  

 

Stay safe and take care,

Miss Phillips

Week 4 (week beginning 25/1/21)

Hello! Well done children for another great week of online learning. I am so impressed with your efforts!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with online learning for Week 4. I have tried to write alternative ideas too, so please do not feel you have to print everything. If you need an exercise book from school, please message me and we can arrange for you to collect them.

Phonics  – This will mostly be done during our ‘live Google meets’ each day. I have also posted some phonics activities for the children learning split digraphs during the Google Meets last week (Yr 2 group), and some ‘oa’ activities for the children learning this digraph (Yr 1 group)

The ‘Phonics play’ website is again available for free for parents during the remote learning period.

www.phonicsplay.com

If you need some phonetically decodeable books matched to your child’s phonic and reading ability, please visit:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities will be based on the story of ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers, who is our ‘author of the term’. 

Day 1 – Use the link below to read the story. I have also included a link to an animation of the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgGVJmPLNS4&t=16s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YdUGxhJfK0

Afterwards, complete the sequencing activity. The children can either cut these out and stick in the correct order, order it with numbers, or do it verbally with adult support. There are different versions (ranging from easier to harder) so please choose whichever best suits your child’s needs.

 

Day 2 – Complete the phonics sheet linked to the story. Again, they are differentiated so please choose the sounds your child is most familiar with. For an extra challenge, the children could write a list of their own words for each sound, or find objects around the house containing each sound.

Day 3 – Complete the alphabetical order sheet linked to the story. Look at the alphabetical order powerpoint and video on the link below to help you understand what alphabetical order means.

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

 

Day 4 – Can you make a list of all of your family members, or the children in our class, and put them into alphabetical order? Or perhaps give all of your favourite teddies/toys a name, pretend they are in school and you are their teacher, then make a register in alphabetical order!

Day 5 – Complete one of the reading comprehensions linked to the story. Remember there are a few on that link, so choose the one best suited for you.

 

Alternatively, act out the story with some of the toys you have at home, film it and send it to me. Or, if you are feeling really brave, you may like to share it on a Google Meet!

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘The Way Back Home’.

Day 1 – As you were so keen to be ‘mini teachers’ last week, have another go at spotting the missing punctuation on the capital letters and full stops sheet.      

Day 2  - Have a look at the ‘How to use question marks’ video below and then complete the questioning sheet linked to the story. Again, choose whichever activity suits you. Can you think of a list of questions you would like to ask the character in the story?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zcm3qhv

 

Day 3 – Have a look at the following two links which will recap the children’s learning on nouns, adjectives and verbs. Have a go at completing the ‘word class’ activity sheet. 

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

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

 

Day 4 – Look at the action verbs video below. Can you write your own list of action verbs (kicking, jumping, laughing etc)? Perhaps tomorrow you could choose some action words to act out to your friends on Google Meet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c6FyuetSVo

Day 5 – ‘Fun Friday’ this week is ‘Pet parade’. I would really like to see a great description of your pet! If you don’t have a pet, could you describe an animal of your choice for us all to guess!

 

Spellings – Please continue to learn the statutory words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of each year group (the link for these words are in Week 2’s resources). The children love games of hangman etc to practise spelling these words.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links I have posted.

Year 1 and Year 2: There are only sheets and videos for Monday-Thursday this week.

I have also included a couple of maths challenge activities for those that love an extra challenge!

 

Topic work: In our topic work this week, the children will be learning about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Please have a look at the BBC Bitesize video below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjwvb82/articles/zhx4k2p

The children can make a poster to show what they have learned about him. We were going to learn how to copy and paste images from the Internet but I have not yet had the chance to teach this. This could be something they do to add to their poster but they may need a bit of support. 

Science: I thought it would be nice for the children to design a space suit for one of their teddies/toys so that they can role play sending him/her into space in a rocket (see below for rocket ideas). Have a look at the links below from NASA about space suit development.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-spacesuit-development

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/stargazing-bluepeter-astronaut

Or alternatively, make a space suit for yourself! Use the link below for some ideas. You could make a rocket out of cushions, boxes etc – I’d love to see a photo or you may be able to show it on Google meet!

http://www.destinationspace.uk/mission-modules/make-your-own-space-suit/

 

P.E – Have a go at the Joe Wicks home workouts on the link below! Good luck!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Or, have a go at some of the activities on the ‘iMoves’ website by signing up for free here:

www.imoves.com

We use this website at school and it has some fantastic ideas.

 

D.T – Have a look around the house for some junk modelling resources (cereal boxes, toilet rolls etc) and make your own rocket. I have included some links to some creative ideas – foot and hand print aliens, paper plate flying saucers and cardboard/paper rockets.  

 

R.E – Use the link below to listen to the story about The Good Samaritan. Then think about a time you have been ‘a good samaritan’ – can you draw a picture and write some sentences about how you helped someone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSfm2xdKau4

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo. I am always here to help with any questions.  

 

Stay safe,

Miss Phillips

 

 

Week 3

Hello! I hope you are all ok and staying safe.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with online learning for Week 3. I have tried to write alternative ideas too, so please do not feel you have to print everything. If you need an exercise book from school, please message me and we can arrange for you to collect them.

Phonics  – This will mostly be done during our ‘live Google meets’ each day. Please check Google Classroom and Dojo for the times of the daily sessions. This has to be timetabled to fit around Releath, Pengelly and Crenver’s live lessons as we are aware that many families have one computer to share.

 

I have also posted some phonics activities for the children learning split digraphs during the Google Meets last week.

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities continue to be based on the story of ‘The three little pigs’.

Day 1 – If you need to remind yourself of the story, please re-visit the powerpoint and/or watch the video of the story using the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLR2pLUsl-Y

Afterwards, please play the Phase 5 board game using the two links below (one contains the board game, the other contains the instructions).

 

Day 2 – Complete the ‘What are they thinking?’ sheet, thinking about what each character might say. This can be done on paper instead of printing out, and children could illustrate it with their own pictures.

Day 3 – Complete the ‘key words and phrases activity sheet’. This can be done verbally to cut down on printing.   

Day 4 – Choose your favourite book to share with the group on Friday’s Google Meet (you can just hold it up if you are feeling nervous, or show us your favourite page). Think about/write about why you like it, who your favourite character is, what your favourite part is etc.

Day 5 – Play the Big Bad Wolf Game!

 

Alternatively, if your child knows the story of the three little pigs really well, I have included some links to some space-themed stories read from the International Space station that the children can listen to instead.

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

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/story_time_from_space

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QuEqRa9JFc

https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/max-goes-to-the-moon/

https://www.ncfr.org/news/zippys-video-week-story-time-space

 

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘The three little pigs’ and will conclude this theme.

Day 1 – This is your chance to be a mini-teacher – complete the ‘be a teacher’ sheet. See if you can spot the missing punctuation! Children can write this out on paper if you’d prefer.     

Day 2  - Complete the ‘Improve the sentences’ activity. Can you improve the sentences with some really interesting adjectives? The final challenge can be describing someone in your family for a family member to guess.

Day 3 – Complete the story plan sheet. I would like the children to plan their own story based on The Three Little Pigs, but to change the characters and the setting. They can use the structure of the three little pigs (e.g three good characters and one bad character who tries to spoil something, or you can change as much as you like). Please feel free to design your own planning sheet if there are more elements of the story that you would like to change.

Day 4 and 5 – Write your own story, using your plan from yesterday to help you. Remember I like to see good story language (once upon a time, next, afterwards, finally) and good description of the characters using really interesting vocabulary. Remember also to think carefully about your capital letters and full stops.

 

Spellings – Please continue to learn the statutory words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of each year group (the link for these words are in last week’s resources). The children love games of hangman etc to practise spelling these words.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links I have posted.

Year 1 only: On the White Rose maths scheme, it looks like there is no sheet to go with the video for Monday’s maths. Children could do some mental addition that day.

Year 2 only: There is no worksheet to go with Friday’s video. Children can practise their times tables that day.

I have also included a couple of maths challenge activities for those that love an extra challenge!

 

Topic work: For your topic work, I would like you to find out some information on the planets. You may have done some research already last week, so you can use this to make a non-fiction book. Alternatively, have a look at the following BBC Bitesize link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/resources/1

You may either choose to focus on one planet or all of them! Before lockdown, we made non-fiction books of animals, so the children should remember the features of a non-fiction book (contents, headings, subheadings, labelled diagrams, index, glossary). Alternatively, the children may prefer to create an information poster.  I would love to see some photos of these books, and the children will get a chance to share these during our Google Meets if they wish to. This may take most of the week so we will probably share them towards the end of the week.

                       

Art: Use the ‘how to draw’ links below to show you how to draw the three little pigs and the big bad wolf!

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN2uGdb18FY&t=21s

 

P.E – Have a go at the Joe Wicks home workouts on the link below! Good luck!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Music – An excellent opportunity to make some noise (sorry parents!) and use some home-made instruments (pots and pans etc). Have a look at the link below for a song based on ‘The three little pigs’ with accompaniment ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyT0P59Tjd8

 

D.T – Use the recipe provided to make some Space Star biscuits for you and your family!

Use the design sheet to design your own house for the three little pigs! Remember to think carefully about which materials to use to protect your house from the wolf. You could use labels too.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo. I am always here to help with any questions.  

 

Stay safe,

Miss Phillips

Week 2

Hello! It has been lovely to see the children online this week and to receive lots of photos and messages about all of their hard work. Well done everyone!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with online learning for Week 2. I have tried to write alternative ideas too, so please do not feel you have to print everything. If you need an exercise book from school, please message me and we can arrange for you to collect them.

Phonics  – This will mostly be done during our ‘live Google meets’ each day. Please check Google Classroom and Dojo for the times of the daily sessions. This has to be timetabled to fit around Releath, Pengelly and Crenver’s live lessons as we are aware that many families have one computer to share.

 

I have also posted some phonics activity mats, as it is extremely important that the children continue to practise the sounds they have been learning. Most Year 1 children should use the Phase 3 mats, and most Year 2 children should use the Phase 5 mats. Please message to ask if you are unsure which one your child should complete. I will keep these activity mats online, so they don’t all need to be completed this week.

 

Week 1

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘The three little pigs’.

Day 1 – Read through ‘The three little pigs’ story powerpoint and/or watch a video of the story using the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLR2pLUsl-Y

 

Day 2 – Complete the story sequencing sheet, and write a sentence about what each picture shows. Alternatively, draw your own story map on to paper to show the correct order of events. Please send me a photo!

Day 3 – Use the stick puppets sheet to make your own stick puppets. If you do not have access to a printer, perhaps you could design your own and cut them out.  

Day 4 – Using the stick puppets, perform a play to your family!

Day 5 – Have a go at writing a play script to go alongside your play. What would your characters say to each other?

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘The three little pigs’.  

Day 1 – Have a look at the pictures of the three little pigs in the story powerpoint or the video you watched on Day 1, and write a paragraph to describe them. How are they the same? How are they different? You can make up your own details about their character and personality! Be as creative and descriptive as you can! Please try to remember your capital letters and full stops.    

Day 2  - Write a paragraph to describe the wolf. What does he look like? What is his character like? How scary can you make him sound? Try to focus on using really interesting adjectives, and of course your capital letters and full stops.

Day 3 – Story review sheet. Alternatively, write your own book review on paper. Where is the story set? Who are the main characters? What happens? What was your favourite part of the story? Who would you recommend it to?

Day 4 and 5 – Re-write the story in your own words, but can you give it a different ending? Be creative! I would love to see some of your endings!

 

Spellings – As the children usually practise spellings each week, I have posted a link to the statutory words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of each year group. The children love games of hangman etc to practise spelling these words.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links I have posted.

 

I have also included a couple of maths challenge activity cards for those that love an extra challenge!

 

Topic work: For your topic work, I would like you to do some research on the order of the planets.

There is a song on the link below to help the children to learn them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQrlgH97v94

 

 If you have some large paper at home, could you make a large picture of the solar system to show the correct order of the planets? If you find out any interesting information about the planets while you are doing your research, write the facts down as we will be focusing on this next week.

 

Science: Have a look at ‘The Three Little pigs’ materials activity sheets – go outside and see if you can make a house out of straw, a house out of sticks and a house out of stones. Use the questions on the sheet to have a think about the best material to build a house. I would love to see some photos.

Art: Draw your favourite part of the story. Or, draw a labelled diagram of your three houses that you built.

I have also posted a link to a fun house building board game for you to do with your family!

P.E – Have a go at the Joe Wicks home workouts on the link below! Good luck!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo. Remember to check in with me about your child’s online learning – I have really enjoyed hearing about it so far.

 

Stay safe,

Miss Phillips

Hello everyone! Welcome back to online learning!    

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with online learning for this week. There is an expectation from the government that all children will engage with online learning for three hours each day. I will be posting resources on both Google Classroom and the school website so that you can choose whichever platform is easiest for you. I do ask that you send me regular messages and photos via Class Dojo, at least weekly please, so that we can monitor children’s progress and engagement. Younger children need practise at writing, so we are not asking for them to type their answers into Google Classroom like the older children do. Please do remember that I am always here to help.

 

Phonics  – This will mostly be done during our ‘live Google meets’ each day. Please check Google Classroom and Dojo for the times of the daily sessions. This has to be timetabled to fit around Releath, Pengelly and Crenver’s live lessons as we are aware that many families have one computer to share.

 

Week 1

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘The best dress ever’ which is related to this term’s topic of Space.

Day 1 – Read through ‘The best dress ever’ story powerpoint and have a discussion about the story with an adult.

Day 2 – Use the ‘The best dress ever’ talk cards to deepen your understanding of the story.

Day 3 – Complete the ‘The best dress ever’ story sequencing activity, showing your knowledge of the story.

Day 4 –Complete the ‘The best dress ever’ reading comprehension.  

Day 5 – Use the ‘The best dress ever’ finger puppets to create your own play. If you would like to video your play and send it to me, that would be great!

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘The best dress ever’.  

Day 1 – Use the ‘The best dress ever’ next adventure sheet to write your own adventure story.  

Day 2  - Use the ‘The best dress ever’ diary sheet to write your own diary entry. Please use the helpful hints prompt sheet to help with this.

Day 3 and 4 – Complete the travel brochure sheet.

Day 5 – ‘Days of the week’ spelling practice sheet.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links I have posted.

 

Topic work: I have included a space ship design sheet, as well as a timeline of space travel, with accompanying facts for children to cut out and stick in the correct order. The children are also very welcome to create their own poster about the history of space travel – I would love to see some photos!

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo. Remember to check in with me about your child’s online learning – I am always very interested to hear about the amazing things the children are achieving.

 

Take care,

Miss Phillips

Merry Christmas everyone! 
 
Well done children for working so hard this term - I am really proud of you all. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and we will look forward to seeing you again on Monday 4th January!
All week the children have been learning about the celebration of Diwali, a festival of light. Trenoweth have been working hard on their lovely handwriting and all things to do with Diwali.  The class have enjoyed making Diwali sweets and using clay to mould their tea light Diva lamps which will be sent home with your child once they have dried.  Trenoweth also had a go at making their beautiful lanterns that were taken home yesterday, we hope you liked them! 
 
The children enjoyed a music lesson with Miss. Judge this week.  The sun came out on Wednesday  afternoon for Trenoweth class to take part in their P.E lesson which was Hockey. 
 
In Maths the Year 1 children have been learning their number bonds to 10 and comparing number bonds.  Some tricky Maths for the children this week.  They have learned how to write their number sentences finding the missing numbers to complete the questions and adding on to get their answer using cubes to help them.  Well done to the Year 1 children. 
 
The Year 2 children have been learning their number bonds to 100.  They have learned how to add and subtract 1s, 10 more and 10 less and adding 2 digit numbers and a 1 digit number crossing the ten boundary.  All tricky maths this week but we had some super confident mathematicians!
 
The children are doing well in their Phonic lessons, and we are very proud of them all.  
 
   Have a lovely weekend! 
 
 
 
 
What a wonderful week we have had in Trenoweth class.  
 
Thank you to all the parents and families that have been listening to their child read at home. Along with their Phonics learning in school, the children have impressed me with their beautiful reading in class.
 
This week the children have been understanding why we commemorate Remembrance Day.  Trenoweth class have finished some lovely writing alongside their poppy picture which is now displayed on the display outside our classroom.  
 
Both Year 1 and Year 2 children have had some super learning in Phonics this week, learning our nonsense and real words, well done!
 
We have been busy in Maths. The Year 1 children have been learning their number bonds to 10.  We have learned how to subtract and add numbers from 20.  The Year 2 children have worked very hard on their adding and subtracting numbers from 100 using counters, well done year 2! 
 
In literacy we have learned how to write instructions.  The class have also impressed me with their use of expanded noun phrases.
 
The whole school have been very busy taking advantage of the lovely, dry autumn weather.  We all took  turns and planted trees in the school field with Mr. Nancholas' help.  
 
Well done to the children for completing their homework.  This week's home work is on Google Classroom to view now.  Have a lovely weekend! Many thanks for your kind donations for Children in Need. 
 
 
What a fantastic term we have had in Trenoweth class.  Both Year 1 and 2 children have had a super term, settling in well in their bubble and making new friendships. They have amazed us all!
 
This term we have had many challenges with the new restrictions in place to keep us all safe and Trenoweth class have managed to shine through it all!
 
Our maths learning has included some quite tricky concepts so I have been proud of the children's resilience. This week in Literacy, we have been focusing on the correct use of capital letters and full stops. We have finished our poetry unit of work, focusing on descriptive language. We have many poets and authors in Trenoweth! 
 
The children have enjoyed their P.E lessons outside and their Music lessons with Miss. Judge.  The children in Trenoweth have worked so hard in their morning Phonics lessons which is helping them a lot with their reading.  Well done to all the children so far who have earned their white and yellow wrist bands! We are not sending reading books home in the half term as we need to allow 3 days to prevent cross-contamination between school and home but we would still like to encourage you to listen to your child read books from home or have a look online, thank you. 
 
Stay safe and hope you all have a lovely half term!
 
 
 
The link below details the arrangements for parents evening next week. Mr Hunkin has advised that ONLY parents with a concern about their children's progress or well-being should make an appointment to limit the amount of parents on school grounds. If you would like an appointment, please read the guidelines that must be followed and complete the form stating your preferred date and time. There are appointments available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (I have some online training on the other days). If you would like to enquire about your child's progress via Class Dojo, please do send me a message and I would be more than happy to communicate with you that way this term.
Thank you for your understanding,
Miss Phillips
It has been a super busy term so far in Trenoweth class.  The children have settled in really well and have been working really hard in their phonics and reading lessons.  In our literacy lessons we have been learning the story of Farmer Duck.  The children have enjoyed creating their own characters and writing their own stories.  They have amazed me with their imagination and have created some interesting settings for their stories.  We have added a little bit of Drama into the days where the children were able to act out their own Farmer Duck stories outside, which we all enjoyed watching! 
 
In our Maths lessons the Year 1 children have been learning to add 2 digit numbers, counting in groups of 10, sorting objects, representing objects, representing numbers to 10, counting forwards and backwards.  We have touched on counting one more and one less.  The children thoroughly enjoyed comparing numbers with 'Chomp the crocodile'.  We moved on to ordering numbers as well as objects and now we are introducing parts and wholes.  The Year 1 children have impressed me with their mathematical skills, we are extremely proud of them.  
 
The Year 2 children have been learning to add 2 digit numbers, counting forwards and backwards, writing to 20 in numerals and words.  They have been learning a lot about tens and ones, very impressive!  We have also been learning to compare numbers to 50, counting objects to 100, representing numbers to 100, part-whole models, working with place value charts and this week we have been counting in 5s, 10s and 3s.  Super learning from all the children! 
 
The children have created some lovely acrostic poems about Autumn and we were able to get outside and make the most of the beautiful weather to help us to use our senses to describe Autumn.  
 
 
 

Week beginning 20/7/20

 

Hello everyone! It’s hard to believe the end of term is here – it is a very strange feeling! I am so very sorry that I did not get to have more time with the majority of my class, especially the Year 2 children who will be moving on in September.     

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. We will not be expecting the children to complete any home learning over the summer holidays, so I have only provided activities for Monday and Tuesday this week and I have tried to make them summer themed and fun! Please find these activities on the links below.

If you have any questions about September (or about anything), please do not hesitate to contact me over the holidays. Although we do not expect the children to complete any work, it would really help us out if your child could keep reading over the holidays as these skills will be so vital when we return in September and begin working on areas of learning that they will have inevitably missed. We really appreciate your continued support with this.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your constant support, kind words and your determination to continue the home learning for your children. We can’t thank you enough for this, especially as we appreciate it hasn’t been easy for many of you. I hope you all have a lovely relaxing summer and we look forward to seeing all of the children again in September.

Take care,

Miss Phillips

Week beginning 13/7/20

 

Hello everyone! I can’t believe we are now so close to the end of term – this will be the last full week of home learning before the summer holidays.   

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics –I have included some fun outdoor phonics activities for Monday and four ‘igh’ phoneme sheets for Tuesday to Friday as this is often a sound the children struggle with.

 

Reading:

Now that we are so close to the end of term, we are all starting to think about September. Therefore, this week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘Jake’s first day’ which is all about transition. This should hopefully prepare the children a little bit for changes they will be facing in terms of moving classes and new teachers, new routines etc.

Day 1 – Read through ‘Jake’s first day’ story powerpoint and use the talk cards to have a discussion about the story with an adult.

 

Day 2 – Complete the ‘Jake’s first day’ and ‘Pesky pirates’ reading comprehensions.

Day 3 – Complete some of the thought and speech bubble worksheets to show your understanding of the characters.

Day 4 –Cut out the sequencing cards and place them in the correct order of the story. If you would like an extra challenge, you could write some sentences to go with each picture!  

Day 5 – Complete ‘Jake’s first day’ wordsearch.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘Jake’s first day’.  

Day 1 – Complete either the settings or character descriptions.

Day 2  – Complete the ‘message in a bottle’ activity, telling your new teacher all about you (if you are moving in to Year 3). Those of you staying with me (Year 1) – I would still like to hear some details about you that I may not already know!  

Day 3 – Complete the Pirate Passports – there are different activities for Year 1 and Year 2 so make sure you click on the correct link for your year group.  

Day 4 – Complete the ‘transition worries’ activity.  

 Day 5 – Complete the ‘If I were a pirate for the day ...’ sheet – be imaginative!

I would really like to see some of the transition activities/worries so please do email them to me or send photos via Dojo. I have included a transition powerpoint to help the children.   

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic/Geography: I have included some links to some fun activities following the pirate theme – design your own flag, a map making activity, a classroom map and a grid references activity.

 

Science: Please have a look at the exciting pirate science experiments!

 

Art: Please have a look at some drawing step by step instructions – I look forward to seeing some amazing art work!

 

Cooking: This week’s recipe is a fruity pirate ship recipe – yum!

 

If you have any questions about September (or about anything), please do not hesitate to contact me. Remember to check in with me about your child’s learning at home – I am always very interested to hear about the amazing things the children are achieving.

 

Take care,

Miss Phillips

Week beginning 6/7/20

 

Hello everyone! It was so lovely to see some of your faces during the Google Meet! If you are having trouble signing up, please do let me know and I will do my best to help.  

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics –I have again included some phonics activity mats for the children to complete, one per day. If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

 

Reading:

Many of the children have told me that they are interested in learning about animals and Antarctica. Therefore, this week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘The Runaway Iceberg’ on the link below.

Day 1 – Read through ‘The Runaway Iceberg’ powerpoint and draw a picture of your favourite part of the story. You are welcome to write a sentence or use labels if you wish.

Day 2 – Complete the story sequencing sheet.

Day 3 –Complete ‘The Runaway Iceberg’ reading comprehension.  

Day 4 – Complete ‘Amazing Antarctica’ reading comprehension.

Day 5 – Complete ‘The Amazing Arctic Fox’ reading comprehension.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘The Runaway Iceberg’.  

Day 1 – Read the ‘Penguins around the world’ powerpoint and complete the penguin fact file activity.

Day 2  – We are revising our knowledge of adjectives. Please look at the Using adjectives Brave Explorers powerpoint and the corresponding adjectives activity.   

Day 3 – Think carefully about what you think Gaspar and Rossi’s next adventure could be and plan your own story (what might they see, what adventure they will have, how will the story end etc). Your plan may take the form of a spider diagram, notes, a story map etc.  

Day 4 – Write the first half of your story, focusing on character and setting description, building suspense and an exciting climax.

 Day 5 – Write the ending to your story focusing on the resolution and conclusion. Remember that you also need to think carefully about your punctuation and sentence structure.   

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

The children will be learning about Antarctic explorers. Please have a look at the following videos for some background information about Antarctica.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zjg46v4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3StWheKtq8&safe=active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydFZdu98oVc&safe=active

 

To learn about Antarctic explorers please have a look at the powerpoint on the link below and complete the ‘What would you take?’ activity sheet.

 

I would also like the children to have a look at the following powerpoint to learn about Antarctic animals. I would like the children to create a poster or information booklet about one or some of these animals. Again, I would love to see some of this work!

 

Science:

Please find below instructions for a ‘Melt the ice’ experiment.

 

Art:

There are three art activities this week: an Antarctic collage, fingerprint penguins and origami penguins.

 

I hope you all enjoy this week’s home learning and please remember to check in with me via Dojo each week. Hopefully we will see a few more faces on Google Meet this week.

Many thanks,

Miss Phillips

Week beginning 29/6/20

 

Hello everyone! Thank you once again to all those who have signed up to Google Classroom. Please be assured that I will continue providing home learning here too until the summer holidays.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics –I have again included some phonics activity mats for the children to complete, one per day. If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘Ronald the Rhino’ on the link below.

Day 1 – Read through ‘Ronald the Rhino’ powerpoint and use the talk cards on the link below to have a discussion about the book with someone in your family.

Day 2 – Complete ‘Ronald the Rhino’ reading comprehension.

Day 3 –Complete the story map sequencing sheet.  

Day 4 – Complete the rhyming matching activity.  

Day 5 – Play the ‘Ronald the Rhino’ board game. The children can also use the stick puppet templates to make their own puppet show.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of Ronald the Rhino.  

Day 1 – Complete the character description sheet.

Day 2  – Complete the riddles!  

Day 3 – Complete the activity sheets below.

Day 4 – Complete the rhyming poems.

 Day 5 – Complete the crossword and wordsearch challenges!  

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

The children will be learning about where in the world Ronald the Rhino lives, as well as about food chains and endangered animals. Please have a look at the ‘Where in the world does Ronald the Rhino live’ powerpoint on the following link and the corresponding map sheet.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2548634-where-in-the-world-does-ronald-the-rhino-live-powerpoint

To learn about food chains, please look at the BBC Bitesize link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3c2xnb

There are also some food chains activities on the links below.

 

I would also like the children to have a look at the following link to learn about endangered animals. The children could do some research of one of these animals and either create a poster, information booklet or record and send a video of their learning to me. With your permission. I could share it on Dojo to teach the other children about that animal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7gn92p

 

Art:

I have included some symmetrical pictures for the children to complete, although they are of course able to paint their own symmetrical pictures.

 

 

Cooking:

There are two recipes this week – Leopard pizzas and Python sandwiches! Yummy!

 

I hope you all enjoy this week’s home learning. I look forward to seeing some of your faces in the Google Classroom meets!

 

Take care everyone x

Week beginning 22/6/20

Hello again everyone! It was so lovely to talk to you all on the phone and hear how the children have been getting on. We are now asking if you can get in touch with us in some way (via messages on Dojo, photos sent, videos of the children, or through an email) once a week please. This only needs to be a short message, but it is important that we remain in contact with the children and their families while it is so uncertain about when we will all be returning to school.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics – This week, I would like the children to complete the phonics animal mosaic sheets, practising the sounds that they are a little unsure of. I have also included some phonics activity mats for the children to complete, one per day. If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ on the link below.

Day 1 – Read through ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ powerpoint and use the talk cards on the link below to have a discussion about the book with someone in your family.

Day 2 – Complete ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ and ‘Butterfly life cycle’ reading comprehensions.

Day 3 –Complete the story map sequencing sheet.  

Day 4 – Play the comprehension board game (instructions below).

Day 5 – Complete ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ wordsearch.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of The Cautious Caterpillar.  

Day 1 – Complete the speech/thought bubbles activity sheets.

Day 2  – Complete the setting description activity.  

Day 3 – Complete the character description activity.

Day 4 – Write an acrostic poem about the caterpillar or butterfly.

 Day 5 – Complete the ‘Be a bug for the day’ activity sheets.  

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

The children will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. The children should use the link below  and the life cycle fact cards.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxcmp39

 If they would like to, the children can create an information poster to show their knowledge. There is also a lifecycle sequencing activity that they can complete, and a labelling the parts of the caterpillar sheet.

Art:

I have included some symmetrical butterfly sheets, but I would like the children to paint their own big butterfly, ensuring that each side is symmetrical. I would love to see some photos!

 

DT:

There are some instructions on the links below to create your own mini-beast hotel!

 

Cooking:

There is a recipe to make some Ladybird muffin pizzas, based on The Cautious Caterpillar characters.

 

Music:

Please find some links to some mini-beast music lessons below, with instructions on what to do.

 

 

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend celebrating Father’s Day and found the resources on the website useful.

Take care and remember I am here if you need anything x

Week beginning 15/6/20

Hello everyone!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics – This week, I have again put a link to a Phase 5 activity powerpoint. On this, you will find a huge range of activities that focus on the different phonemes covered throughout Phase 5. The children can choose whichever activities they would like to do, and just work their way through them each day.  If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

I have also included 5 phoneme spotter comprehension activities to reinforce some of these sounds ( 1 per day).

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on World Oceans Day, which we began focusing on last week.

Day 1 – ‘World Oceans Day’ comprehension

Day 2 –‘ Layers of the ocean’ comprehension

Day 3 –‘End plastic pollution’ comprehension

Day 4 – Sea creature Fact cards and comprehension (2 separate links below)

Day 5 – ‘World Oceans Day’ wordsearch

 

Writing:

This is also based on World Oceans Day.

Day 1 – Acrostic poem sheet

Day 2  – Read through the information on the Oceans of the World Facts powerpoint below.  

Day 3 , 4 and 5 – Complete the ‘My Oceans’ mini booklet about each ocean, using the information provided, or by doing your own research.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

There is an Oceans and Continents cut and stick activity for the children to complete. There is also a Beach Habitats information powerpoint with an accompanying sorting activity.

 

Please also have a look at the following link to some videos regarding Beach Safety.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=beach+safety+video+for+children+uk&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB800GB800&oq=&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l5.7343288j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&surl=1

 

There are also some water safety resources from the RNLI to look at on the following sites:

 

https://rnli.org/youth-education/water-safety-from-home

 

https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources/water-safety-wednesdays

 

https://rnli.org/pages/beach2020

 

After watching these videos, the children could create a poster detailing how to keep safe at the beach.

 

I have also included links to three fun craft ideas based on the beach theme.

 

Miss Judge has also kindly provided some resources for music lessons that the children can do at home based on the beach.

 

Lastly, we can’t forget it is Father’s Day on Sunday. I have included an information powerpoint and some things to make for Dad or Grandad. I’m sorry we are not at school to make cards with the children, but there is a link to instructions for making a card below. Be kind to your Dads on Sunday!

 

I hope you are all ok and still enjoying the home learning tasks.

Keep in touch x

Week beginning 8/6/20

 

Hi everyone! I hope you are all keeping well. Thank you for all of the videos, photos and messages sent recently. It really is great to hear how everyone is getting on.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics – This week, I have put a link to a Phase 5 activity powerpoint. On this, you will find a huge range of activities that focus on the different phonemes covered throughout Phase 5. The children can choose whichever activities they would like to do, and just work their way through them each day.  If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

It is important that the children continue to practise their reading and spelling of key high frequency words.  Please see the fortnight before’s (18.5.20) links to the 100 high frequency words. I have also included the next 200 high frequency words just in case the children want an extra challenge! They may practise these words in any way they wish! Trenoweth Class do love a game of hangman!

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the ‘Back to earth with a bump’ story (on the link below).

Day 1 – Children to read the story powerpoint (with adult support if necessary).

Day 2 – Complete one of the ‘Back to earth with a bump’ reading comprehensions.

Day 3 – Complete a story map of the story, showing the main events. Children can use pictures and/or captions.

Day 4 – Retell the story to another person in your household (or Grandparents etc over the phone!) to test your knowledge of the story.

Day 5 – ‘Back to earth with a bump’ crossword.

 

Alternatively, there is a link to the reading challenge cards on a previous week’s learning (18.5.20) and the children, especially the Year 2 children, can continue with these. The children can read any book and then complete some of these challenges. If you are running out of books, please use the following website:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Here you will be able to find books matched closely to your child’s phonic ability.

 

 

Writing:

This is also based on the ‘Back to earth with a bump’ story.

Day 1 – ‘Back to earth with a bump’ thought bubble activity sheet.

Day 2  – Character description sheet

Day 3 – Complete the Space postcard activity sheet

Day 4 and 5 – Plan and write your own story set in Space, remembering correct use of capital letters and full stops, interesting vocabulary, different sentence starters etc. Another great chance to practise your joined handwriting! I would love to see your stories when completed!

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

There are some great Space-related craft and DT ideas on the links below which will be fun for the children to create. Please also find a link to some Solar system fact sheets – I thought the children could read through those and then make their own fact sheets or a little project booklet to show their knowledge. The children can of course also do their own research!

 

Science/Geography:

Next week, we were planning on moving on to the topic of the beach, but as it is World Ocean Day on Monday, we will touch upon it this week and continue to focus on it next week (including beach safety).

Please use the link below to explore this topic – you will find a wide range of resources on this site matched to the children’s age and ability.

https://worldoceanday.school

I have also included a powerpoint and a poster activity.

We will look forward to covering the sea and beach in more depth next week!

 

Take care and stay safe everyone! X

Week beginning 1/6/20

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful half term and enjoyed all this amazing sunshine we are being blessed with! On my drive to school on Monday, I will certainly be thinking about all of you that are remaining at home and will be missing you all lots. Please do get in touch if you need anything, as I will be able to access Class Dojo and my emails whilst being at school and will respond as quickly as I can.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics – This week, I would like the children to practise some of the sounds from Phase 5 that we have not touched upon in home learning yet. Below, I have included some videos that the children can watch, as well as a pronunciation guide for parents, and I have also put some fun phonics mosaic sheets that they can complete.  If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

It is important that the children continue to practise their reading and spelling of key high frequency words.  Please see the week before’s (18.5.20) links to the 100 high frequency words. I have also included the next 200 high frequency words just in case the children want an extra challenge! They may practise these words in any way they wish! Trenoweth Class do love a game of hangman!

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the ‘Treasures in the garden’ story (on the link below).

Day 1 – Children to read the story powerpoint (with adult support if necessary).

Day 2 – Complete one of the ‘Treasures in the garden’ reading comprehensions.

Day 3 – Complete the story sequencing sheet.

Day 4 – Retell the story to another person in your household (or Grandparents etc over the phone!) to test your knowledge of the story.

Day 5 – ‘Treasures in the garden’ wordsearch.

 

Alternatively, there is a link to the reading challenge cards on the previous week’s learning (18.5.20) and the children, especially the Year 2 children, can continue with these. The children can read any book and then complete some of these challenges. If you are running out of books, please use the following website:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Here you will be able to find books matched closely to your child’s phonic ability.

 

 

Writing:

This is also based on the ‘Treasures in the garden’ story.

Day 1 – ‘Treasures in the garden’ thought bubble activity sheet.

Day 2 and 3 – Story setting descriptions activity sheet.

Day 4 – Read the poem about returning to school and jot down some ideas of your own.

Day 5 – Write a poem of your own about what you are missing about school. You can send me photos of your poem written down, or better still, send me a video of you performing it! That would definitely make me smile.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

Some of the children may have seen the rocket launch to the International Space Station on Saturday evening. Lots of children are fascinated by the topic of Space, so I thought it was the ideal time to touch upon this topic. I have included a link to a video of the launch. The children can watch the video and complete the associated fun space activities. 

 

Art:

Please have a look at the Rainbow treasure hunt link below. The art challenge is based on the ‘Treasures in the garden’ book.

Sunshine dot painting. The guidance is on the link below. I would love to see any finished art work!

 

I hope you manage to get outside as much as possible this week and enjoy the beautiful weather. I have tried to include activities that are related to being outdoors.

Thank you for all of your support and your commitment to continuing the home learning. We will be in touch as we hear more developments from the Government.  

Stay safe everyone! X

Happy half term everyone!
 
Below, I have put some links to some fun activities to keep the children entertained if you wish for them to maintain some structure this week. However, these are in no way compulsory, and my advice to the children is to have fun, enjoy the sunshine and spend time with their loved ones. However, if they do wish to do some activities, there are some fun craft ideas, as well as a science experiment and some great home challenges that all the family can get involved in. 
 
I am working at the hub school this week, so may be a little slower to respond to any questions, but as always, I am still here for you if you need anything. 
 
Wishing you all a happy and healthy half term!
 
Miss Phillips

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May), with a focus on kindness. I have put some ideas below for the children, if they would like to take part.

Kindness calendar:

  • Make a card or draw a picture and give it to a family member.
  • Arrange to have a virtual catch up with someone you know (phone call/FaceTime).
  • Help with a household chore at home.
  • Help cook or bake with someone you live with.
  • Pick some flowers from your garden (if allowed!) and leave them on a family, friend or neighbour’s doorstep as a surprise.
  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up.
  • Play with a sibling in your household and share your toys.
  • Spend time playing with your pet.
  • Help wash the car.
  • Clean up your toys without being asked.
  • Tell a family member that you love them and why.
  • Send your teacher a message of a happy memory in Year 1 or Year 2 to make her smile.

Week beginning 18/5/20

Hello everyone. I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding whilst everything is a bit ‘up in the air’ following the Prime Minister’s announcement. We will update you on the home page of the school website as we have further information ourselves.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

As next week is the half term week, I will not be adding formal learning to the website. However, I will add some fun activities if your child should want or need any structure!

 

Phonics – This week, the children can practise all of the sounds they have learned throughout Phase 5 by playing the ‘read and race’ games below. There is one for each day. If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

A big part of our usual phonics lessons also involves learning how to spell common words that do not necessarily follow a spelling pattern (tricky words). Therefore, I have included a list of the first 100 high frequency words. You may want to see if your child can read and spell some of these words. I have also included the next 200 high frequency words just in case the children want an extra challenge! They may practise these words in any way they wish! Trenoweth Class do love a game of hangman!

 

Reading:

Below, I have added 50 reading challenge cards. The children can read any book and then complete some of these challenges. If you are running out of books, please use the following website:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Here you will be able to find books matched closely to your child’s phonic ability.

 

 

Writing:

This week, I would like the children to really practise their handwriting, ensuring that their letters are formed correctly and presented neatly, with letters all the same size and written on the line. Many children struggle with getting the ‘tail’ of the letter below the line, such as f, g, j, p, q and y. The Year 2 children were starting the process of joining their handwriting. If the children need any help with this, they can watch the letter formation on

www.letterjoin.co.uk

You can use the log in that was sent home to you at the beginning of the year, but please message me if you need the log in details again. Alternatively, use the letter formation powerpoint below.

 

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Geography: I thought many of the children were probably hearing about the UK and other countries around the world on the news at the moment. As we had not covered this yet this year, I thought the children might like to learn a bit about countries. Below is a link to an online world atlas for the children to look at, although you may have an atlas or globe at home. If you click on the continent, you can then click on to separate countries. The children can have fun exploring and it will give them a sense of where they live in relation to the world. I have also included an atlas skills powerpoint, as well as various fun Geography activities (designing a continent, atlas riddles, and a continents and oceans checklist). There is also a booklet for the children to complete if they wish. I have included a link to the BBC bitesize website, where the children can go on their ‘travels’ with Barnaby Bear.

 

I hope you all have a lovely week. Keep in touch if you need anything at all x

Week beginning 11/5/20

 

Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

 

Phonics – This week, the children can practise the ‘u_e’ split digraph (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant).

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the’ u_e’ crossword challenge.

Day 2 – Children to read and sort the ‘u_e’ split digraph flashcards (real and nonsense words).

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Complete the ‘u_e’ spelling activity sheet.

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘u_e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

Reading:

 

Monday – VE Day reading comprehension sheet.

Tuesday – Friday – Complete the various reading comprehensions linked to this week’s topic of Plants.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete.

 

Writing:

For their Literacy this week, I would like the children to choose any book that they have read before, either at school or at home. (If you have not already completed the Book Cover challenge on our Dojo page, now might be a perfect time for some family fun. Remember to send me the photos of the original book cover and your version of it, and I can then share it with the other children, who I am sure will be delighted to see all of their friends!) I would then like them to complete a book review using one of the templates below to add to the book review section of the website. If you would like to use your own template or present it in a completely different way, that is absolutely fine! You may even wish to record a video!

 

Science: We are starting a new topic of Plants this week, focusing on plant growth and plant lifecycles. Please have a look at the BBC bitesize videos, the  information powerpoints below and the related activities.

 

Art: Use the plant and flower hunt sheet to identify any plants and flowers in your garden or on one of your daily exercise walks. If you are able to, collect some flowers to do some detailed observational sketches. I would love to see the results!

Another art challenge is to make your own special pebble garden, perhaps showing your support for the NHS, or just to brighten up your garden! I have included some photos for ideas below. Again, I would like to see your creations!

Most importantly, I hope you are all keeping healthy and looking after your minds. Remember there are some well being activities on the website, and never forget that I am always here if you have any questions or just need some advice.

Take care all of you and stay safe x  

VE Day
Friday 8th May
This year, VE Day coincides with the  May bank holiday – so we’ve got a bit of extra time to mark this special occasion. And there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the VE Day celebrations from the comfort of your own home!

VE Day celebrates Victory in Europe Day – the day that Nazis in Germany officially surrendered, marking the end of the Second World War.

VE Day takes place on 8th May, commemorating the same day back in 1945 when the war finally ceased. On that day, people from across the globe flocked to the streets for parties and get-togethers, enjoying their freedom for the first time in six years.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, so it’s set to be a very special moment indeed.

 

I have put some information powerpoints and a video clip on the links below that you can share with the children. Then I suggest you have some fun with the activities provided: perhaps make a spitfire or a war medal? You may like to do some war time baking and have a tea party in the garden (weather permitting!) I have also included some flags and bunting in case you would like to decorate your windows to mark this special occasion. 

Week beginning 4/5/20

Welcome to another week of home learning. I do hope you are all keeping healthy and coping well. Please continue to keep asking me questions/updating me on your children’s learning.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

 

Phonics – This week, the children can practise the ‘o_e’ split digraph (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant).

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the’ o_e’ colour by phoneme activity below.

Day 2 – Children to read and sort the ‘o_e’ split digraph flashcards (real and nonsense words).

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Complete the ‘o_e’ split digraph wordsearch.

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘o_e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

Reading:

Continue reading chapters 13-15 of Fantastic Mr Fox (available as a pdf below on a previous week’s learning) and complete the reading comprehension questions. Depending on your child’s level, they may answer the questions orally (Yr 1) or by recording their answers in their books (Yr 2).

 

On Thursday and Friday, the children can complete the Florence Nightingale and Ramadan differentiated reading comprehension activities,

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete.

 

Writing:

This week, the children’s writing activities are linked to Florence Nightingale. The children can either choose to spend the week writing a diary entry for Florence Nightingale or completing the Information booklet (on the links below). Or both! You do not have to use these sheets if your child would like to present the information in a different format, such as a poster or book, or a project on the computer.

 

History Topic: Florence Nightingale

We will be continuing our learning about Florence Nightingale. Please have a look at the links below for some fun activities, based on timelines and hospital improvements over the years.

 

Religious Education (R.E) :We will be continuing our learning about Ramadan. During the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Thursday 23rd April, Muslims across the globe and throughout the UK endure a period of daily fasting.  Please find below some fun activities and craft ideas based on Ramadan.

 

Please remember that these are just ideas and not compulsory. You and your children are doing a wonderful job so please just keep doing what you are doing. If all else fails, please keep encouraging your child to read aloud as it makes such a difference.

Take care everyone x

Week beginning 27/4/20

Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping well still, and enjoying your home learning!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

 

Phonics – This week, the children can practise the ‘i_e’ split digraph (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant). The children should be quite confident with this, so please ask them if you are unsure!

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the’ i_e’ split digraph board game activity below.

Day 2 – Children to complete the ‘i_e’ split digraph phoneme spotter story below.

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Spelling test of some of these words!

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘i_e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

Reading:

Continue reading chapters 9-12 of Fantastic Mr Fox (available as a pdf below on a previous week’s learning) and complete the reading comprehension questions (one chapter per day,  Monday to Thursday). Depending on your child’s level, they may answer the questions orally (Yr 1) or by recording their answers in their books (Yr 2).

 

On Friday, the children can complete the Earth Day differentiated reading comprehension activity.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete.

 

Writing:

This week, the children’s writing activities are linked to Earth Day.

Day 1: Have a look at the information powerpoints below. Children to complete the Earth Day Fact or Opinion activity sheet.

Day 2: Earth Day acrostic poem (The children will know what an acrostic poem is as we have done these before – the first word of each line must start with that letter).

Day 3: Complete the ‘Change an Invention’ activity sheet.

Day 4: Complete the Earth Day persuasive letter activity sheet.

Day 5: Earth Day word search and ‘Design a poster’ activity.  

 

Science : Earth Day

To celebrate this extremely important day, I have included some links to some fun activities and information powerpoints.

 

History Topic: Florence Nightingale

I have only included a few resources for this topic this week, as it is only an introduction. With the building of Nightingale hospitals across the country, I thought the children might be intrigued to learn about Florence Nightingale. We will continue with this theme next week. Please find below an interesting video about Florence Nightingale for the children to watch independently, and there is also a powerpoint and activity to complete.

 

Religious Education (R.E) :During the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Thursday 23rd April, Muslims across the globe and throughout the UK endure a period of daily fasting.  Please have a look at the Ramadan powerpoint for further information. More activities to follow next week.

 

 

Design Technology (DT) – You can continue with this if you have not already done so. This will be linked to our ‘Toys’ topic. On the link below the previous week’s learning, please find some special building brick challenges with a letter from Barney the Builder! In addition to this, I thought it would be a nice idea for the children to make a sock puppet or glove puppet and create their own puppet shows! I would love to receive photos or videos of your finished products. Good luck everyone!

 

P.E – I think many of the children have been following the Joe Wicks PE online.

 

ICT – If children are using the Internet for research, it would be a great time to practise logging on and off to a computer, saving their work, editing text by changing the font and size, underlining their titles etc.

 

Of course, all of this is optional but I hope you find it helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Take care everyone!

Our children's health and emotional well-being remains our top priority so please have a look at the activities below. I particularly love the time capsule idea!
Miss Judge, our music teacher from the Music Service Trust, has kindly sent some music lessons and links for the children to enjoy. Those of you that go outdoors to clap for the NHS on a Thursday night, might want to try out your new samba rhythms on your pots and pans!
Thursday 23rd April
St George's Day
 
At school, we would usually be learning the story of St. George over the next couple of days. I have included some resources below to help with this topic, as I thought many of the children might like to learn about this, especially as it involves a dragon! There are some maths challenges, a phonics challenge, reading comprehensions, as well as a creative writing opportunity! The children can have a look at the powerpoints provided for information. 

Week beginning 20/4/20

Hi everyone and welcome to another week of home learning!

 

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. I will try to keep the structure the same each week. Many of you are contacting me with absolutely amazing things you are doing with your children, with some very interesting topics ranging from space to fungi! I have been providing some parents with resources for these topics via email, so please do contact me if your child has a particular interest as I am more than happy to help with this.

 

Phonics – Following on from last week’s learning, this week the children can practise the ‘e_e’ split digraph (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant). The children should be quite confident with this, so please ask them if you are unsure! Our phonics lessons usually last about 20 minutes.

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the phonics activity (split digraph flashcards – real and nonsense words) on the link below. (They are familiar with this activity so should be able to do independently).

Day 2 – Children to practise writing some of the ‘e_e’ split digraph words in their books.

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Split digraph wordsearch (on the link below)

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘e_e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

Reading:

Continue reading chapters 5-8 of Fantastic Mr Fox (available as a pdf below) and complete the reading comprehension questions (one chapter per day). Depending on your child’s level, they may answer the questions orally (Yr 1) or by recording their answers in their books (Yr 2).

 

Writing:

This week, the children’s writing activities are linked to Fantastic Mr Fox (on the links below).

Day 1: Character Profile of Mr Fox

Day 2 and 3: Sentence Starter activity

Day 4 and 5: Dictionary skills activity (Children are welcome to use the Internet for definitions).

 

Maths: Telling the time

I have included a powerpoint to help explain the concept to the children, as well as a clock that they can make. As we have not yet covered this in our maths lessons this year, the children will need plenty of practical practice before attempting the worksheets, board game and challenge cards.

 

Design Technology (DT) – This will be linked to our ‘Toys’ topic. On the link below, please find some special building brick challenges with a letter from Barney the Builder! In addition to this, I thought it would be a nice idea for the children to make a sock puppet or glove puppet and create their own puppet shows! I would love to receive photos or videos of your finished products. Good luck everyone!

 

P.E – I think many of the children have been following the Joe Wicks PE online.

 

ICT – If children are using the Internet for research, it would be a great time to practise logging on and off to a computer, saving their work, editing text by changing the font and size, underlining their titles etc.

 

Of course, all of this is optional but I hope you find it helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Take care everyone!

Week beginning 13/4/20

Hope you all had a healthy and restful Easter!

 

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. You do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

 

Phonics – The children could re-cap their knowledge and application of split digraphs (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant). This week, the children can practise the ‘a_e’ split digraph. The children should be quite confident with this, so please ask them if you are unsure! Our phonics lessons usually last about 20 minutes.

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the phoneme spotter activity on the link below. (They are familiar with this activity so should be able to do independently)

Day 2 – Children to practise writing some of the ‘a-e’ split digraph words in their books.

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Spelling test! (suggestions: same, flake, rake, flame, blame, space, trade etc)

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘a-e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

There is also a fun ’Phonopoly’ game for the whole family to play, based on the a_e, ai and ay sound.

 

Reading:

We had just started reading Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. Some of you may have this book at home, but I have put a pdf version of the book on the link below. Please read a chapter of the book a day (either listen to your child read it or read it to them) and complete some of the reading comprehension activities on the links below. I would suggest reading the first 4 chapters this week. Depending on your child’s level, they may answer the questions orally (Yr 1) or by recording their answers in their books (Yr 2).

 

Writing:

The children can write a detailed recount of what they did in the holidays. I’m aware that they won’t have been able to do what they usually do so they are more than welcome to write about a ‘dream day’ that they would like to have done during the holidays! The children should plan this carefully before hand, thinking about what elements of their day they would like to include, what interesting sentence starters they may like to include, as well as any interesting adjectives or powerful verbs.

During writing, children should focus on:

  • capital letters
  • full stops
  • joined handwriting
  • starting sentences in varied ways
  • use of a wide range of punctuation (commas in a list, exclamation marks, question marks)
  • use of interesting and ambitious vocabulary

Once finished, children should spend time checking and editing their work. Please do feel free to send me a photo of completed work on Dojo.

I have also included some links to some grammar activities.

 

Maths: Adding Money

Firstly, the children may need a recap on the value of each of the coins. I have included a powerpoint presentation. Then, complete some of the activities on the links below.

Topic:

In History, we were going to be moving on to our ‘Toys in the past’ theme. The children can have a look at the links below for an introduction to the topic. I thought it might be a really nice way of keeping in touch with elderly relatives (and learning at the same time) if the children rang their grandparents or relatives to find out what sorts of toys they played with when they were young. Alternatively, children could use the Internet to do some research. There are some activities below to complete, or the children could record their research in their books as a mini project, making comparisons between their toys that they have now.

 

P.E – I think many of the children have been following the Joe Wicks PE online.

 

ICT – If children are using the Internet for research, it would be a great time to practise logging on and off to a computer, saving their work, editing text by changing the font and size, underlining their titles etc.

 

Of course, all of this is optional but I hope you find it helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Take care everyone!

Week beginning 13.4.20
To further support the learning of children with ASD, please have a look at the following activities and links:
Thursday 2nd April 2020
National Autism Day
 
Unfortunately we are not at school to celebrate National Autism Day this year but many of you may want to celebrate this at home. Last year, we raised awareness of Autism and communication difficulties by having a 'non-verbal communication' day at school. This meant that the children (and staff!) had to draw pictures/symbols or write brief instructions instead of talking aloud. This proved to be enormous fun and quite a challenge, so I thought some of the children may want to do this again at home with their parents to highlight the difficulties that some children and adults face on a daily basis. Alternatively, you may choose to wear blue clothing for the day (the colour associated with promoting Autism awareness). 
Please find below a powerpoint presentation that you may want to share with the children.
 
Miss Phillips
What a great week of learning we have had in Trenoweth Class this week. In our maths, we have been continuing our understanding of tens and ones in Year 2, while the Year 1s have been busy counting one more and one less. In our English lessons, we have been writing character descriptions of The Little Red Hen, really focusing on adjectives and description. We have displayed some of this work on our 'Write through the school' board outside our classroom. 
In our topic work, we have been labelling the parts of the body and have investigated our five senses. Well done everyone!