Summer Term week beginning 27th April 2020

Dear children, It is week 2 of the Summer term and although we are not able to see you, we want you to know that the we think about you all the time. We hope you are staying safe and happy.

Dear parents, the link below will take you to a PDF book called Coronavirus, you might find it helpful as it answers a lot questions that children might have about what is happening. It is very child friendly and is illustrated by Alex Schafffer. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L3uPs67X-ycqLlLbrDW9155bbr8aovMB/view?usp=sharing

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After sharing the book ask them how they are feeling, you can use the pictures and words here if you want to. Can they draw you a picture that shows how they feel?

Extra maths opportunities- https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/#schedule the Oak National Academy has created sequences of lessons. Follow the link and click on the appropriate day for your maths lesson.

Daily phonics –https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/# Read Write Inc is the phonics scheme that we use in school. Follow this link to access their parent page and follow the instructions for phonics activities.

Reading– read every day with your child if you can, share a story and talk about it. Ask them about what they liked about the story, what they didn’t like and why.

Monday

PE– Joe Wicks PE on you tube

English– Recap on last week’s story The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch https://youtu.be/j_XvnXWJEnk . There are a lot of interesting words in the story (e.g. brazen, ingenious, consolingly). Can you find any words you don’t know and find out what they mean?

Maths– Mathletics

Tuesday

English- What do these sentences mean? Can you think of any words that mean the same thing (synonym)?

– Mr. Grinling in an industrious lighthouse keeper.

– The lighthouse keeper’s lunch is delicious.

– The seagulls are scavenging.

– The lunch was devoured by the seagulls.

Maths– mathletics

Art- https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-investigate-the-colours-year-1-wk1-5/# this link takes you to Oak National Academy for an art lesson investigating colours and the work of Andy Goldsworthy who uses natural materials in his artworks.

Wednesday

English

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What is happening in this picture? What is Mrs Grinling doing? Write a sentence or two that tells us what is happening. (If writing a sentence is too challenging please encourage your child to talk about the picture in as much detail as possible.)

PE– Joe Wicks PE on you tube

Maths– Mathletics

Thursday

English

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What is going on here? What are the gulls doing? Write a sentence or group of sentences to describe what is happening in the picture. (If writing a sentence is too challenging please encourage your child to talk about the picture in as much detail as possible.)

Maths- Mathletics

Geography– draw a map of your bedroom. Imagine you are a fly on the ceiling looking down onto your room. What would the bed look like from their? What shape is it? Is your bed next to the window or the wall?

Friday

English– think about the character Mr Grinling, can you think of some describing words about him? Think about what he looks like, is he tall or short? Thin or fat? What colour is his hair? Draw a picture of him and write some describing words to go with it.

Maths– Mathletics

D&T– Mrs. Grinling makes delicious sandwiches for Mr. Grinling’s lunch. What is your favourite lunch, draw a picture of it. What do you need to make it? Can you make a list of ingredients? Can you help your grown up to make it one day?

Summer Term week beginning 20th April

Welcome to summer term, I hope that you and your families are staying safe and well. Of course we are still in lockdown and school remains closed until further notice. In order to try and fulfil our obligations as educators as best we can in these difficult circumstances, Mr McCrae has provided you with a possible timetable to follow. In the weekly blog I will try to give you ideas, activities and tasks that go some way to meeting the curriculum that we had planned. Also don’t forget that BBC Bitesize will be launching lessons and activities on a daily basis that you can have a go at.

This link will take you to NCETM for a daily video lesson on this week’s maths. https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54454 then scroll down and click on Key Stage 1 – Mulitplication.

Parents, please do not feel under pressure to complete all activities, just do what you can, when you can. Your children’s health and wellbeing is more important than anything else.

Monday

PE – Joe Wicks PE on you tube

English– read the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch if you do not have a copy follow this link. https://youtu.be/j_XvnXWJEnk Today is all about engaging with the story, so have some fun with it. Think about the things you might take to the beach and draw a picture of them. Perhaps you could design a pattern to go on a beach towel or a swimming costume. Can you paint or draw a beach scene? Could you make a boat that floats? How can you test it?

Maths – mathletics

Tuesday

English– read/listen to the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch again if you do not have a copy follow this link. https://youtu.be/j_XvnXWJEnk

After the story, answer these questions. You don’t have to write down the answers just tell your grown ups. Who are the main characters in the story? Where is the story set? What is Mr Grinling’s job ? Do you think he likes his job? Why do you think that?

Maths – mathletics

Science – watch this clip about seasons from BBC bite size and answer the quiz that follows. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/zcx3gk7

Wednesday

PE – Joe Wicks PE on you tube

English – Draw a story map of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch or draw a set of pictures that tell the main part of the story.

Maths – mathletics

Art – Look out of your bedroom window, what can you see? Are there lots of buildings? Are they tall buildings like towers or shorter? Can you see a park? Is there a tree? Draw a picture of your view, you don’t need to colour it just use a pencil.

Thursday

English – Thinking about the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch https://youtu.be/j_XvnXWJEnk what words describe the seagulls? Can you make a list of them? See if you can think of even more words to describe the seagulls and add them to your list.

Maths – mathletics

History– We are learning about significant people, watch this video about Queen Victoria https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zfdkhbk then take the quiz that follows.

Friday

English– Get the list that you made yesterday, choose some of the words that describe the seagulls and put them into sentences. Like this — The seagulls are greedy. If you are feeling clever use two of the words in each sentence. Like this– The seagulls are greedy and rude. If you are feeling very clever use two describing words and make your sentence a bit more interesting. Like this– The rude greedy seagulls took the lunch.

Maths – mathletics

Music– Follow this link to the song O I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside and join in.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcHyyuGjuk0

3rd April 2020

I hope you are all keeping well and safe, the next two weeks we are officially on holiday so my next blog will be available on 17th April ready with ideas for activities for the following week.

During the holiday, why not design an Easter Egg? Simply draw an egg shape on a piece of paper and encourage the children to decorate it. Alternatively twinkl has many resources for activities and is free at the moment.

use this link http://links.support.twinkl.co.uk/mps2/c/IgE/R_YmAA/t.301/avKHDF8iSP-8krHtUVN26A/h5/EbC1nPf9k9D5DT3zk18lxBwa1fOubB7v8tpG7jFvX-2BAUbtuFWZqRQucggCq4xkD-2BcXZRVhMv6jRDtAXDkJfo-2BPY39Pl6rzJj5RA8l-2F0Qx-2FDsqcxabPGYgA0j6i5Z5C8a80UU1NebOPutH-2FDH89qYDwNxdlTkyZijiiWSXjVJse251jsf9PAj9Efg-2F1ONFKBGQwaCuOFAG1qcE4IrSwuWDA-3D-3D/zQvG    and the code  UKTWINKLHELPS to access all sorts of resources

Stay safe and check in again on 17th April.

27th March 2020

As we come to the end of our first week of school closures I hope that you are all well and keeping safe. Please, please do follow government advice and stay indoors as much as possible.

Here are some more fun activities that are accessible and that you might find a useful addition to those in my previous blogs. Also remember to log onto Mathletics, I have assigned new activities.

It is important that children remain physically active especially in this stressful time. The Go Noodle and Just Dance websites are full of videos and music to dance along to… here is just one of them!

Just Dance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk

PE – Monday -Friday PE with the Body Coach. You can find this on YouTube and each day this is streamed live.

Primary Teaching Lessons with BBC is updated regularly and covers all subjects and ages. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/primary/zd7p47h

Edinburgh Zoo is livestreaming animal antics, click here to watch what they are getting up to. https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams

YouTube has a huge amount of videos of art activities, here is just one that I found. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSsdnC896pU

More links for home learning

Here there are some more links:

1. World Book Online have just make their fabulous collection of over 3000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free:

worldbook.kitaboo.com

2. A free home learning pack

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

3.PE – The Body Coach is doing LIVE PE sessions for kids Monday to Friday at 9am on his youtube channel.

4 http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

5. Maths WhiteRose resources: click on the year one tab.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

6. BBC bitesize have activities for Geography, History, RE, D&T, Art & Design

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p