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Robins Closure Activities

Science

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.

Have fun!

Additional activities

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

Scouts ideas for indoor learning

virtual museum tour

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. (For those of you not with us on Friday, your logins can be picked up at school between 10:00 and 4:30pm on Tuesday or 10:00 and 12:00pm on Wednesday)

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: 

Joe Wicks PE

(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! 

Maths

Had we been at school, this week we would have been recapping the fractions we have been studying and we would be starting to learn to tell the time this week .  I have to apologise, as this is one of the most challenging areas of maths to teach!  However, the fractions work does lead into time telling well, so it would be good to keep the momentum.

I have put all the fractions activities I can find on Education City on each child's account as appropriate to their levels and I suggest spending the first 2 days carrying out some of these activities to recap fractions before launching into time telling.  Some activities are on paper, but many are suitable for tablets or computers.  We did send home Education City logins on Friday, but they can also be found stuck into children's home link books. 

I suggest moving on to the time telling on Wednesday, but please take the opportunity to look at clocks as you go.  I have also set up the time telling tasks on Education City according to their year group.  Tutorials are provided in the files to demonstrate, but please feel free to work practically even making your own clocks and certainly manipulating a watch/clock if possible.  Practical is always best for younger children! Good luck! 

Reading

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:  

Oxford Owls

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.  

 English

 Here are the English packs, which have a nice mixture of reading different text types and writing while still age appropriate.  I think the children will love them, especially being able to listen to the stories being read to them! 

(of course, no need to print, work can be completed in children's home school books)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1

Year 2

Y2 story

Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 2

 Physical activity

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:

Go noodle

cosmic kids yoga and meditation

just dance

zumba

We will be posting some more PE lessons shortly

Spelling

Spellings have been sent home with children for the next 3 weeks, so could you practise them and test them on Fridays as usual.