Robins Closure Activities
Why not try doing some art projects at home. Check out this website:
English and Maths
|Your work will now be posted on See Saw so please log in there instead|
Next term we would have been studying all about plants in Science. However, I'm aware that we are not sure what the situation may be and I thought this would be a great opportunity given the time of year to carry out some science at home.
These are some of the curriculum objectives:
- observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants by planting seeds and bulbs.
- plant seeds and bulbs and suggest how to care for them.
- perform simple tests by setting up a comparative test to understand what plants need to germinate and grow.
- set up a test and make a prediction
So, it would be great if you could have a look at some plants and especially look at bulbs (maybe take out a daffodil that's going over) and plant some seeds, and if you are in a position to carry out an experiment with some seeds (eg. try a few pots with seeds in different places with different conditions) that would be great. It's always good to get the children to predict what they think will happen as well as log their findings.
Other websites with fun investigations you might want to try at home are:
Well done to all of you who have been accessing SeeSaw to engage directly with your learning. I know there have been quite a few technical problems with some websites and some people are seeking some alternative activities to do especially in the afternoons so here are some additional suggestions:
Twinkl - usually payable, but free month being offered, has lots of downloadable and printable resources
BBC Bitesize- excellent for science, topic work, geography, history and has great little clips and related exercises
Reading Eggs- offering a 30 day trial for online reading resources
nurture store- science, art and outdoor activities
Classroom Secrets- for home learning packs
Whats On Live- for streaming theatre performance
David Walliams to read a story every day
To my wonderful Robins,
Well Mrs Fisher is grappling with technology to try to get some exciting new lessons for you to do at home while we are away from school. It's going to be a very different time and you will need to get used to working at home with your parents helping you, but we are going to keep in touch and I will be following the work you do at home closely. It is really important that you keep up a routine each day and I do expect you do do 15 minutes reading, some English and some Maths each day. I will also be setting some other fun activities for you to do including some science experiments!
We will be adding activities to our school web-page, and on Friday some of you were given logins to a new on-line platform called SeeSaw, where there will be additional activities and the chance to share your work with us.
It is also really important that you keep doing PE activities and as I was telling you on Friday, a man called Jo Wicks is doing a chidren's PE activity at 9am every day which I thought would be great if we could all do at the same time to start our day. Here is the link:
(if the websites jam because everyone has the same idea, you could easily do it at another time in the day!)
Please be patient with me while I work my way round all of the many new resources that we can be using. I will be adding more as we go. Good luck!
To retain good fluency in maths, we have been working really hard on our 'Learn It Leagues' whereby children practise a given level, then are tested and moved up when they have achieved fluency (just like with reading levels). These documents are available on the Woodpeckers closure page of this website if you would like to test your child or move them up accordingly.
This is possibly the most important part of English for Key stage 1. Please try to ensure that the children read at least 15 minutes a day. This is especially important for Year 1 who should read out loud to an adult. The children generally know which 'book band' (colour) they are on, but please let me know if you are unsure. Many free online reading books can be found here:
Some Year 2 children and becoming more fluent and able to read independently, if this is the case, they can read books from their own collections at home.
We find the children really respond well to 'brain breaks' and try to incorporate some physical activities between lessons to maximise their concentration, so here are some other websites you can try:
We will be posting some more PE lessons shortly
Our PE platform that we subscribe to has made it's resources available for home learning. The following message and links should help you to access the resource. The children really enjoy the interactive and fun nature of these PE lessons and they are well planned to ensure they include fundamental physical skills. Have fun exploring with your children. Mrs F
Real PE at home – online learning resources real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun. It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities. There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months.
Here are the details to access real PE at home: The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com Parent email: email@example.com Password: clifton-up
Addiitional PE resources:
This is PE- videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube
Please carry on with weekly spelling practise and testing on Friday - the spelling lists have been published on Seesaw.