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Happy Tuesday Beechies!

 

Don’t forget to check out the World Book Day grid of activities and plan what you’re going to do on Thursday.

 

Here are you learning challenges for today.

 

 

English

Writing

Today I’d like you to think about your sense of smell. Smells remind us of all sorts of things. Good smells and bad smells have memories for us all. In your English books, I’d like you to think of as many smells as you can and write down what they remind you of. Here’s an example…

“The smell of lavender reminds me of my Grandma’s house.”

Now you try. They can be lovely smells, horrible smells but try and think of smells that remind you of something. Draw pictures to go with your answers if you like.

 

Maths

Today’s maths lesson is called Numbers to 50. Watch the video attached to the link and then try the second lesson in your new maths book. 

https://vimeo.com/500466597

If you want an extra challenge, I have added some worksheets for you to practise counting to 50.

 

Science

Today I’d like us to explore a Woodland Habitat. Watch the link, scroll down and try the activity and quiz then try and answer these questions in your Science books under the heading Woodland Habitat

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zc42xnb

  1. What kind of animals might you find in a Woodland Habitat?
  2. Can you name three different types of trees you might find in woodland (only one of the answers can be found in the film, so think back to the trees we looked at earlier in the term)?
  3. If you wanted to grow an oak tree, what would you have to plant?
  4. What two words (adjectives) would you use to describe a Woodland Habitat?
  5. As well as birds and squirrels, what other types of animal like to make their homes in trees?

 Have fun.

 

 Mr P. 

Back Together. A wellbeing activity for every day in March as we return to school.

Good Monday morning Beech Class.

 

Don’t forget Thursday is World Book Day. Go to the Library page to find a grid featuring loads of great ideas for you and your family to enjoy. Have a look now so you can start thinking and planning what you’re going to do. Remember, there are no other lessons for you on Thursday, so you have the whole day to enjoy and share your experiences.

 

English

Watch the short film attached to the link below called The Bridge. When you have done this, answer the questions below in your English books under the heading The Bridge. This kind of story is called a fable. You will learn more about these as you go through school but some of you will know some fables already, like The Hare and the Tortoise. Fables always have a message for the reader, called a moral. 

https://vimeo.com/27299211

  1. What four animals appears in this story?
  2. Why do you think the title of the story is The Bridge?
  3. How would you describe the mood of the first two characters in the story?
  4. What do the second two, smaller animals do to overcome their challenge?
  5. What do you think the message/moral of the story is?

 

Maths

Today’s Maths lesson is the first one in our news book. It’s called Counting to 50 by making 10s. As usual, click the link, watch the short film and see how you get on.

https://vimeo.com/500465193

 

Topic

Marie Curie was a very famous Scientist whose discoveries helped save millions of lives. She lived at a time when it was thought by many that women weren’t clever enough to be great Scientists, so not only did she save lives she changed the lives of many women because she showed the world that women, just like men, can be great Scientists. Watch the film attached to the link, scroll down and try the additional activities, then answer the questions below and draw a picture of Marie Curie on a new page in your Topic book under the heading Marie Curie

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd4dy9q/articles/z6bnd6f

  1. Marie and her husband discovered a new element. What was it called? 
  2. What was the name of the special prize for Science that Marie won twice?
  3. Which famous city did Marie teach Science in?
  4. Do you think Marie’s work will have made other women want to become Scientists?

 

Have fun.

 

Mr P.

Beech Class Monday learning

 

 

Good Friday morning Beechers!

Here’s your learning for today. 

Don’t forget I’m in school today (Friday) if you need to swap books etc so let me know what you need.

 

Maths

Those of you who haven’t come to the end of your maths books, try and do so today. If you have, then you have no officially lesson today, however I have attached some sheets that, if you print out, allow you to practise numbers by playing Snakes and Ladders (I have included a dice net so you can make your own if you like). If you can’t print out, then why not try and make your own? 

 

English

Spellings

Friday is spellings day. Get someone to test you on your latest set of words and let us know how you get on.

 

Writing

Watch the short film below showing the book, The Girl with the Yellow Bag by Maia Walczak.
Then, retell the tale using a storyboard. You can use as many picture boxes as you like, but try and tell the story with no words, apart from the heading at the top (the book’s title). This is a book with no words. Can you tell the story without words? Then, discuss with a grown-up what you think the book is about. I think the writer is trying to tell us something beyond just telling a story. What do you think? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X1L-0ta4rc

 

And finally…

This might give you a clue to what I think today’s story is all about. Think about something amazing you could make with things that might get thrown away. You don’t have to make it, just draw it and label it (in your pink books or on a piece of paper). Would it be something useful? Something you could play with? Or just something beautiful to look at? It could be a tiny little object or something as big as the moon. It’s up to you.  

 

Have Fun.

 

Mr P. 

Happy Thursday Beech Class.

Here’s today’s learning. The second last lot of the second last week before we are all back in school. I’m really looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 8th March.

Remember, I’m in school this Friday if anyone needs new reading books, library books, word searches etc so let me know and Miss Plant and I will sort it all out to be picked up from 11am onwards.

 

English

Writing

I loved all your snails yesterday and the adjectives you came up with by doing the activity.

Types of words have different labels which you will learn ore about as you go through school but really I wanted you to learn about nouns, verbs and adjectives so you can become a beautiful writer of wonderful, enchanting stories. Today is the last type of word I want you to think about. I hope this activity will make you think about adverbs. Mostly these are words that describe verbs, or how we do something.

Below is a list of actions I’d like you to do. Then in your English books I’d like you to write down how you did then. For example, if I asked you to lie down you might do it sleepily, or quietly or carefully.

 

Here are your actions:

Laugh

Shout

Run

Wave

Walk

 

When you have done them. Write out the sentences in your books saying how you did them. You can draw pictures to go with them if you like. 

 

If you don’t remember all the names for these words that describe other types of word, don’t worry, the idea of us discussing them was to get us thinking about the words generally and making how we speak and write more colourful and interesting.

 

Maths

Today’s maths lesson is called Compare Number Sentences. We have done this before so hopefully you’ll be able to remember the symbols for greater than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=). If not, the video attached to the link will remind you. Watch is carefully and then complete the next section in your Maths book please. 

https://vimeo.com/497920660

 

PSHE

We all feel different emotions at different times and sometimes. Some make us feel happy others less so. Some are a mixture of both. Sometimes these emotions can seem like we can physically feel them in out body. For example, when I get cross sometimes it feels like there’s a volcano in my tummy, or when I’m sad my heart hurts a bit, or when I’m frustrated my legs go all twitchy and won’t keep still. Everyone’s different, apart from the fact we all feel these emotions, which is perfectly normal. Click the link below and draw, colour and label the parts of your body that feel different when you feel the emotions shown on the sheet. Discuss this with a grown up while you do or after you have done it.

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Colour-the-emotion.pdf

 

 

Have fun.

 

 

Mr P.

Beech Class Thursday learning

 

 

 

 

Hey Beech Class.

Here’s today’s learning.

 

English

Writing

Today I’d like you to write a rhyming poem using nouns, verbs and adjectives. You just need a thing, a word to describe the thing and an action (doing word). They can be as silly and funny as you like. Try and end the line with the rhyming words. Here’s one I have just made up. Can you see the nouns, verbs and adjectives I have used? I have underlined them. Can you tell which words are nouns, which are verbs, and which are adjectives? Don’t worry if you can’t, just have a go at writing a bonkers poem. 

 

The crazy frog

fell off the slippery log.

 

The speedy cheetah

jumped over a boy called Peter.

 

The dirty mug

Became a shiny jug.

 

Maths

Today’s Maths lesson is called Related Facts. Watch today’s video attached to the link below carefully. Take your time and make sure you look closely at the different symbols being used and where they are placed, particularly the equals (=) symbol. Today you will need addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=).

https://vimeo.com/497920336

 

Science

Today in Science, we’re going to carry on looking at different habitats. Can you remember what a habitat is? Can you try and explain it to someone in your own words? It’s quite tricky to explain, even if you know what it is, isn’t it? Before half term we looked at the Polar habitat, today it’s the turn of the Ocean. Watch the short film attached to the link below, then try the activity and quiz underneath.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zsfkd2p

 

Then, in your Science book, under the heading Ocean Habitat, try and answer these questions, in full sentences if you can.

 

  1. What words (adjectives) can you think of to describe an ocean habitat? 
  2. What sort of things might you find in an ocean habitat? 
  3. What do whales like to eat?
  4. Why does seaweed grow close to the surface on the water?
  5. A whale is a mammal. What makes it different from fish?

Have fun.

 Mr P.

Beech Class Wednesday learning

 

 

Good Tuesday morning,

 

Here are your challenges for today.

 

English

 

Writing

Today I have an exciting and fun challenge for you which combines English and Art. Some of you may know the book, That’s Not My Dinosaur, where you are asked to touch the pictures in the book that shows dinosaurs. The words that we use for describing things are called adjectives. Today I want to click the link below which shows a picture of a snail. I’d like you to make one of these snails from paper or card. Make sure you cut the hole, as it shows, where the snail’s shell should be. In fact, just copy what you see in the picture. Then place your snail over as many different surfaces as you can find and use your senses to describe that surface. They could be rough or smooth, hairy or silky, golden or green, slimy or soggy; anything really. Have a go, have some fun and try and remember the adjectives you come up with. I can’t wait to see your pictures.   

https://m.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=178692503947670&id=113760587107529

Then, in your books, with the title Adjectives, write out as many sentences as you can using the adjectives you have used to describe the snail. Underline the adjectives if you can too please. 

 

 

Maths

Today I’d like you to turn to the page in your Maths books called Subtraction Crossing Ten. As usual watch the film attached to link before you start or as you’re going along.

https://vimeo.com/497919464

 

 

ICT

Log into Purple Mash. Find Mini Mash and go to Art. Then, in the Search option at the top right-hand side of the page, type in the word ‘snail’. Then you should be able to create your own snail. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with. What kind or animal is a snail? Can you remember? And do you think snails are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores? Where would you look for snails if you wanted to find some? Talk about this with a grown up if you can. No need to write anything else down today.

 

 

 

Have fun.

 

 

Mr P.

Beech Class Tuesday learning

Good Monday morning Beechers!

 

I hope you had a lovely restful half term. Fingers crossed it won’t be long now before we’re back in school, having fun and learning together. 

In the meantime, do what you can from the challenges I set every day. Here’s what I’ve got for you today. 

 

English

Writing

In your writing books, practise writing the alphabet in capital letters. There are two documents attached to help you. Look how capital letters ‘stand up’ on the lines compared to lower case (non-captial letters). Can you remember when we should use capital letters?

 

Poetry

Click the link to poem below by James Carter and join in by repeated the lines in the gaps he leaves. Then, talk to someone about what the poem might mean or what it means to you. There are no wrong or write answers so just enjoy it, think about it and talk about it. Remember the book Journey we shared in class about the little girl with the red crayon (don’t worry if not, I’ve attached a link to an extract from that to remind you underneath). How are they the same and/or different. 

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/poem/crayon-poem/

https://www.storybreathing.com/journey/

 

Maths

Today’s Maths lesson is called, Subtraction Not Crossing Ten. Watch the short film by clicking the link below and have a go at the lesson in your maths books. If it’s easier to use counters to help you, use them. Remember subtraction is the fancy maths word for take away or less than

https://vimeo.com/492197096

 

Topic

Today I’d like to continue with our journey through history to find out more about Women That Changed Our World. I hope you remember Rosa Parks and what she did to try and make the world see that the colour of a person’s skin shouldn’t make any difference to how they are treated. Emmaline Pankhurst did a similar thing in lots of ways, to try and tell the world that women and men should have the same rights. Watch the link below to find out about Emmaline. Then, in your topic books, draw a picture of her and answer the questions below. Heading, Emmaline Pankhurst, write your answers in full sentences if you can.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/z7pwvk7

 

  1. What did Emmaline Pankhurst want?
  2. What did she do to get what she wanted?
  3. Did she get what she wanted in the end?
  4. Was it easy for her and the Suffragettes to get what they wanted?
  5. Do you think Emmaline was right to do what she did? 

 

 

Have fun.

 

Mr P.

Happy Friday Beech Class.

 

Maths

I know you have all been working hard on your Maths and it’s been a little tricky this week, so well done for all your effort. Miss Plant has added some extra Number Bond activities to your learning packs, which will be ready to collect from school from tomorrow morning around 11am. If you can’t pick them up, don’t worry, let me know and I’ll drop them off for you. Today’s lesson is called Add by making ten. As usual, watch the video attached to the link first and then try and complete the next section in your workbook. 

https://vimeo.com/492195871

 

English

Phonics

Go to Phonics Play and have a go on the Dragon’s Den game. Set to Phase 3 or Phase 4 if you feel like a challenge and have some fun. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

 

Writing

It’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday, so today I’d like you to make and write a card for someone you love. Lots of hearts please and a lovely message inside from you to the person you love telling them why you do. 

 

Chinese New Year

Today is the start of Chinese New Year. Each year is represented by a different animal and 2021 is the year of the Ox. I have attached some colouring in sheets below for you. One of an Ox the other a dragon face mask. I shall try and remember to print them out at school this morning and add them to your packs to collect. If you can’t collect them or print them out, ty drawing your own Chinese Dragon.  

 

 

Good Thursday morning Beech Class

 

Maths

Here is today’s Maths lesson. Click the link and do your best. Use counters to help you if you’re finding it tricky. Practise by using ten counters and separating them into two groups. How many different ways can you do this? You will still have ten altogether. The different ways you can split them in to two groups are basically number bonds. 

https://vimeo.com/492195041

 

English

Watch the video clip below of the wonderful story of The Farmer and The Clown. Most of you will know this story as we have looked at it before in class. Today, I would like you to talk to a grown up if you can and discuss what the story is all about. It’s a story with no words, so the pictures do all the talking. That’s why I think it’s so clever. When you have talked about it try answering the questions below (in full sentences if you can) in your English books. The heading should be, The Farmer and The Clown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGy0TUgFRc

 

  1. When the clown first appears and sits in the field, what makes us think he’s sad?
  2. Why might we think the clown is happy when really, as we find out later, he’s not?
  3. What things does the farmer do to cheer the clown up?
  4. Does the clown start to enjoy his time with the farmer, even though he misses home?
  5. What happens at the very end of this story? How does it make you feel?

 

Science

Today we’re going to start looking at different types of habitat. Habitat is a good word. It describes the kind of place that different things (like animals and plants) live, why they live there and what they need to survive there. Let’s start with a Polar habitat. Watch the short video attached to the link then try the fun online activities and the quiz you’ll see when you scroll down.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3sr4wx

 

Have fun.

 

Mr P.

Beech Class Wednesday learning.

 

Happy Wednesday Beechers.

 

Maths

You all seem to be doing really well with your maths Beech Class, keep it up. Click the link to see the guidance for today’s lesson and give it your best shot.

https://vimeo.com/490882337

 

I have also heard some of you have struggled a little bit with your number bonds so I have attached a Ladybird activity which you can either print off or copy and make your own version of. Once you have got these number bonds fixed in your head, Maths becomes much easier. 

 

English

Writing

On Monday we looked at nouns. Today it’s the turn of verbs. Mostly verbs are doing words. It’s a little more complicated than that but for now, think about them that way. Watch the short film attached to the link below and then scroll down to take the online challenges.

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

If you want, you could write some sentences with verbs in and underline them in your English books. Remember the date and the heading, Verbs. Or maybe you can add some verbs to your word wallchart if you made one a week or two ago. 

 

Topic

Today we’re going to do some history. Our Topic this term is Women who Changed our World. First, we’ll be learning about Rosa Parks, an amazing woman whose simple act of defiance on a bus changed the way millions of people were treated, not just in America but around the world. Watch the video, then, in your Topic Books, draw a storyboard retelling Rosa’s story. Use as many pictures as you like. Add some words or sentences underneath the pictures if you can. Heading, Rosa Parks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/zkhknrd

 

Have a great day and don’t forget to have some fun.

 

Mr P. 

Good Morning Beech Class.

 

 

Here are today’s learning challenges.

 

English

 

Writing

In your English books write about one of your favourite people in the world. It could be a family member or a friend. What is their name? Where do they live? What do they look like? What do they like doing? Why do you like them so much? Are they funny, kind, generous or even a bit bonkers? Then draw a picture of them. Remember the date and the heading should be the name of the person who are describing. 

 

Maths

Here’s the link to today’s Maths lesson. Watch it and then do the next section in your Maths books.

https://vimeo.com/490879867

 

Art

What can you make out of snow? Today I’m asking you to produce a snow sculpture. We don’t often get snow so why not use it when we can. You could make a snowman or you could make snow animal. Or, how about a snow model of a palace or castle? You decide. It can be as big or little as you like. See what you can create and share your creation on SeeSaw. 

 

 

Have fun in the snow.

 

Beech Class Tuesday learning

 

 

Happy Monday morning Beech Class,

 

I hope you’ve had lots of lovely snow. If you have, made sure you get outside and play in it. Build a snowman, make a snow angel. That’s your PE for the day.

 

English

Today in English, I’d like you to learn about nouns. Watch the video attached to the link below and then scroll down and do the online challenge. See if you can remember the difference between a common and a proper noun. Proper nouns need a capital letter at the start whereas common nouns don’t. For example, I have a dog called Nellie. Because Nellie is her name (a proper noun), it needs a capital letter. However, ‘dog’ is also a noun but not her name (a common noun) so doesn’t need a capital letter, unless it comes at the start of a sentence. There are hundreds of things all around you that are nouns. For example, window, fridge, carpet, cat, brother, sister etc. See how many you can spot around you.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpd8ng8

If you want an extra challenge, write some sentences with nouns in (proper and common if you can) and underline the nouns you include. 

 

Maths

Today we start our new maths books. I think most of you will be able to do today’s lesson called, Adding by Counting on, but if you find it tricky, don’t worry and let me know if you need any help. 

https://vimeo.com/490879063

 

PSHE

Try this fun activity. Ideal for a snowy day. Things that make you feel all warm and happy inside like a mug of hot chocolate. It can be anything you like, from your favourite food, to your pet, to places you like to go. Things that make you happy. 

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Hug-in-a-mug.pdf

 

RE

Find out about the special Buddhist day called Wesak by watching the short film attached to the link below. If you scroll down there are instructions on how to make a special Wesak lantern too. If you feel like having a go at making one, I’d love to see them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zbsp92p

 

Have fun.

 

Mr P.

Beech Class Monday learning

Happy Thursday morning Beech Class.

 

Here are today’s learning challenges. Tomorrow is Feelgood Friday so look out for some great ideas for that on the school website. 

 

PSHE

As it’s Children’s Mental Health Week, I thought I’d give you an extra activity today designed to make you think about your feelings and to relax you while doing it. Click the link and follow the instructions to make your own personalised Mandala full of your wishes and dreams.

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Mandala-wishes-worksheet.pdf

 

Maths

I think we should be onto the last lesson in our book today. There’s no work being set tomorrow because tomorrow is all about doing fun things, so this is the last Maths until Monday when we start out new book. Don’t forget to let me know if you can’t collect yours and need it dropping off.

Today’s lesson is called, Order Groups of Numbers. Watch the film attached to the link below before you start.

https://vimeo.com/483539572

 

English

 

Writing
Make a card to send to a friend or family member to tell them how much you love them. Then, maybe you could visit the Post Office to send it in the mail or maybe deliver it by hand, popping it through their letterbox. 
The person that receives your card will be so pleased. 

 

Phonics

Here’s today’s Letter and Sounds Phonics. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8ChuWZwkFc&feature=youtu.be

 

RE

Click on the link below to go to a page with more information about Buddhism. If you scroll down, you will see a short film which includes a story called Siddhartha and the Swan. Create a storyboard using four or six picture boxes and retell the story. Leave space for a few words of explanation under each picture if you can. I have uploaded some storyboard templates to help which you could print out if you like but feel free to draw your own.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/buddhism

 

Have fun.

Mr P.

Good Wednesday morning Beech Class.

 

PSHE

Here’s a link to a fun activity you might want to try. It’s a bit like the Good Mood Hunt from last week but this time it involves colouring in a picture of the sun and writing down things that make you smile in the rays that come off it. If you can’t print it out, maybe you can draw your own sunshine. 

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sunny-smiles.pdf

 

 

Maths

Today’s lesson is called Order Groups of Objects. The link to help you is below.

https://vimeo.com/483537557

 

 

English

 

Writing

When we make a list in a sentence, we need to separate each item with a comma for it to make proper sense. For example, if I wanted to tell you what you might need to have ready to draw a picture, I might say, “You’ll need a pencil, some paper, a rubber and some colouring pencils.”

Notice the last item comes after the word ‘and’ and so doesn’t need a comma.

Watch the video attached to the link below. 

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

Now, see if you can write three sentence sentences as lists. Make a list of the things you might need to take with you on a picnic, a long car journey and a day at the seaside. Remember to write them as full sentences please, in your English books with the date at the top and the title, Using Commas in Lists.

 

Phonics

Here’s the link to today’s Letter and Sounds Phonics Lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fT_U2_BUfI&feature=youtu.be

 

Religious Education

Instead of Science, today we’re going to do some RE, which stands for Religious Education. Today we’re going to start finding out about Buddhism. Watch the short film attached to the link below and then scroll down to take the quiz at the bottom.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zdbvjhv

Maybe you’d like to draw your own Buddha for your RE file? Or you could colour in the one attached below. 

 

Have fun.

 

Mr P.

Good Tuesday morning Beech Class.

 

Maths

Today’s maths lesson is called Compare Numbers. Click on the link below to watch the video that will help you. 

https://vimeo.com/483169674

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the more than, or less than, colouring activity attached below. 

 

English

 

Writing

After question marks yesterday, today it’s exclamation marks. Watch the short film below, do the activity and then the quiz underneath and then write some sentences that you think need to have exclamation marks at the end. For example, I could write.

‘The man walked down the street.’ That doesn’t need an exclamation mark.

However, if I wrote, “Stop it at once!” I would need an exclamation mark.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/z3dcmsg

 

Phonics

Here’s the link to today’s Letter and Sounds Phonics Lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H0IV8agD24&feature=youtu.be

 

Science

Today, we are looking at Food Chains. Go to the link below, watch the film and try the quiz below. Then draw and label your very own food chain in your Science book, starting with a plant and going up to a big predator.  Remember the date and title, Food Chains.

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

 

 

Have fun.

 

Mr P.

Good Monday morning Beech Class,

 

I hope you had a good weekend. 

 

 

English

 

Writing

Today I’d like you to learn about question marks. They go at the end of a sentence that’s a question rather than a statement. I remember some of you found it tricky to spot the difference between a question and a statement when we talked about it before Christmas, so hopefully this little film will help. Underneath the film, if you scroll down, you’ll see there’s an activity which asks you to spot which sentences need questions and which don’t. Have a go. Don’t worry if you get a few wrong, give it a go and let me know how you get on.

I’ll give you an example to get you going…

“I like cheese.” This is a statement because I don’t need an answer.

“Do I like cheese?” This is a question because I’d like an answer. 

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

When’s you have done this, practise writing some questions and some statements in your English book. Remember the date and the title, Question Marks.

 

Phonics

Here’s is today’s Letters and Sounds Phonics lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNaUCoWd9e8&feature=youtu.be

 

Maths

Today’s Maths lesson is called, Compare Groups of Objects. Watch the short film attached to the link below and then have a go at the lesson in your book. 

https://vimeo.com/483168827.

 

If you want another Maths challenge, then there’s a sheet attached below with a fun activity for you to try. 

 

Science

Today’s Science lesson looks at the five senses we have. Watch the short film attached to the link, then scroll down and try the activity and the quiz underneath. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxy987h

Happy Friday beech Class!

 

I hope you enjoy today’s challenges. 

 

English

 

PSHE

If you do nothing else today, I’d like you to do this activity please. I got this idea from a book I used to read with my children when they were about your age called, Good Mood Hunt. It’s hard sometimes to always be happy and jolly especially when we don’t see our friends. It’s ok to feel like that, but there are things we can do to help cheer ourselves up. This morning, I’d like you to go on your own Good Mood Hunt. Look around your house, your garden or around you if you go out for a walk. When you find something that makes you happy, shout ‘Goooooood Moooood!” and smile. It could be anything from one of your pets (in which case don’t shout too loudly near it, something you like to eat, a flower or the sunshine. Have fun. I’ve shown you how I shout, “Goooood Mooooood” on Seesaw. See if you can get a grown up to join in!

 

Writing

Click on the link below to see today’s challenge. I want you to describe a route you take. It could be a walk with your dog, a bus journey to school or which way you go to the park. You don’t need to know the names of the roads and street. Read the poem attached to the link. The poet has his own names for places. For example, Barking Dog Lane isn’t really called Barking Dog Lane, but he calls it that because whenever he walks down it, he hears a dog barking. If you can’t think of a route you go on, make one up. When you have done this, if you wanted to you could draw a map of your route as well. 

https://writingbox.home.blog/2020/11/20/routes/

 

Spelling

Time to test yourself on your current batch of tricky words. Let me know how it goes. Good luck Beechers!

If you get them all right move up to the next level.

 

Maths

You have done so well on Place Value so far Beech Class, I’m so impressed. Today’s Maths lesson is called Count on More and One Less. Watch the film carefully first and then give it a go. 

https://vimeo.com/480325729

 

Science

Today we’re going to look at what humans need to stay healthy. Watch the short film below then answer the following questions below in your Science books. With the date and title at the top; What Humans Need to Stay Healthy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxvkd2p

  1. Why is it good to be healthy?
  2.  Can you remember the things we can do to stay healthy?
  3. There are two kinds of health, physical and mental. What’s the difference between them?

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mr P. 

 

Beech Class Friday learning

 

Good Thursday morning Beech Class.

 

Here are your challenges for today. 

 

 

English

 

Writing

My friend Jeni, who I’ve told you about a few times over the last few weeks, writes poetry. One of my favourites is called Snickety Snack. It’s a silly poem really but really makes me smile. If you go to the attached link you can read it (it’s also attached as a PDF below). Today’s task is to write and/or perform your own version of this poem. It must start with the same first two lines as Jeni’s but after that is can be as silly as you like. Add anything you want to your Snickety Snack list. It doesn’t have to rhyme, though it can if you want, but try and keep the same sort of rhythm as she has done. Read hers a few times and maybe tap out the rhythm with your fingers on a table-top before you start your own. Have some fun with this task, it should get you smiling. 

https://writingbox.home.blog/tag/snacks/

Remember, it must start with…
It’s time for a snickety snack
What did mum pickety pack?”

 

Phonics

Click the link for today’s Phonics lesson. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abpqUclpQHY&feature=youtu.be

 

Maths

Today’s Maths lesson is called Tens and Ones. This is where we start to learn about something called Place Value. Listen carefully to the short film and have a go at the next section in your book. 

https://vimeo.com/480325207

 

If you’re up for an extra maths challenge, practise you’re counting to 20 with the Farm Animal counting sheet attached below. 

 

Science

Click on the PDF attached to today’s learning and print out one of the pages of the boy or girl and then cut out and paste the parts of the body you learned about yesterday on to the correct place. If you can’t print it, maybe you can draw a person and write in the different parts of the body you know. Stick your sheet or do your drawing in your science boot with the date and the title, The Human Body.

 

 

Have fun.

 

 

Mr P. 

Good Wednesday morning Beech Class.

 

Below is your leaning for today.

 

Before we start though I wanted to tell you about a Pantomime that you can watch if you go to the Class Pages section of the school website. It’s a National Theatre production of Dick Whittington and is well worth a watch. If you do watch it, let me know what you think, and I’ll tell Mrs Hunt who very kindly arranged for it to be provided to us.

 

English

Some of you might recognise the name Oliver Jeffers. He’s the man who wrote the Here We Are book that we looked at together in class at the start of the year. The film attached to the link below is based on one of his books called Back to Earth. It’s about a little boy who builds a rocket and travels into space where he makes a friend. Today, I’d like you to make up your own story about your own adventure in space. You can write it out in your English books, tell it to an adult who might help you write it down, or use pictures to tell the story like Oliver Jeffers does so well. 

https://vimeo.com/11725599

 

Phonics

Here’s today’s Letters and Sounds Phonics link. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl1NNUypGUk&feature=youtu.be

 

Maths

Today’s lesson is Numbers from 11 to 20. The link to the short film to help you is below.

https://vimeo.com/480769444

 

Science

Today we are going to look at the human body. Watch the video attached to the link below then complete the labelling activity and the quiz underneath. I’m giving you a break from written answers today as you have all been working so hard. If you don’t get all the answers for the quiz correct straight away, watch the film again and have another go. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zqhbr82

 

Have fun.

 

Mr P.

 

Beech Class learning for Wednesday

Happy Tuesday Beech Class.

 

Here are your learning challenges for today.

 

 

English

 

Writing

I have just discovered a fantastic new story called The Black Hat. Click on the link to see the film telling the story of this wonderful book which is also a poem.

https://vimeo.com/45584240?fbclid=IwAR1a7_q6DJUqPqAbuid9vE4Bn3v33t5y8hSxrGCnwowxtclekiCcA2DH-qM

When you have watched it, have a go at answering the questions below in your English Books. Remember the date and the title, The Black Hat. Try writing your answers in full sentences if you can (don’t worry if that’s a bit too tricky). Then ,draw a picture of one of the amazing creatures shown in the book. 

  1. Who does the boy live with?
  2. Where does the boy live?
  3. Does the boy like the forest?
  4. How do we know the boy doesn’t have many friends?
  5. What does the boy learn in the story?

 

Phonics

Here’s the link to today’s Letters and Sounds Phonics lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNO9G-Qc69Q&feature=youtu.be

 

Maths

Today we say “goodbye” to Shapes and “hello” to something different. Watch the short film attached to the link below and then try and complete the next section in your Maths books called, Count forwards and Backwards and Write Numbers to 20 in Numerals and Words

https://vimeo.com/480768128

 

Science

Today we’re going to finish looking at different types of animals before moving onto finding more out about humans later this week.

Watch the video links attached and then try answering the following questions.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zttckqt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zx38wmn

 

  1. What is a life cycle?
  2. What four things do all animals need to survive?
  3. What is metamorphosis?
  4. What do fish use to breathe?
  5. What gas do animals need to breathe (it’s found in the air and in water). 

 

Purple Mash

Click on the link to take to Mini Mash on Purple Mash. Find the map to Simple City and visit the zoo. There are some fun animal games on there you could try. Click the box with the picture of the lady wearing glasses. There’s a good sorting activity you could try.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/games/simplecity

 

 

Have fun.

 

Mr P.

Beech Class Tuesday learning

Good Monday morning Beech Class.

Here are your learning challenges for today.

 

English

 

Writing

Watch the film attached below, which tells a story you might know, Owl Babies.

https://vimeo.com/55971653

Now try and answer the following questions, using sentences if you can, in your English books. Don’t forget the date and the title, Owl Babies.

  1. What were the names of the three owl babies?
  2. Where do you think the babies’ mummy had gone? What was she doing leaving them at night?
  3. Who do you think is the oldest of the three babies? Explain why you think that?
  4. What do the owl babies do to make them feel less worried and a bit happier?
  5. Can you think of any words beginning with ‘S’ that describe the mummy owl?
  6. What are we told that owls like to do a lot of several times in the story?

 

Phonics

Go to Phonics Play and complete the Flashcards Time Challenge. It’s the one with the picture of the stopwatch on the front. Set it to Phase 3 and take the two-minute challenge three times. Record your score and see if you can get more answers correct, in the time allowed, each time.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3

 

Maths

Today is our last letter on Shape. You have all done really well with this, so let’s finish of the section really well. The final section in your books is, Patterns with 2-D and 3-D Shapes. Click the link below to go to the video to help you.

https://vimeo.com/477201436

If you want an extra challenge, why not make a pattern using different shapes that you know and share it ion Seesaw.

 

Science

Today we’re going to be looking at Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores. Can you remember the difference between them? Remind yourself by watching the short film attached to the link below and then answer the following questions.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z96vb9q

 

Questions

  1. What is a Carnivore?
  2. Name a Carnivorous animal and draw a picture of it.
  3. What is an Herbivore?
  4. Name an Herbivorous animal and draw a picture of it.
  5. What is an Omnivore?
  6. Name an Omnivorous animal and draw a picture of it.

 

ICT

Why not login to Purple Mash, click on the link attached and design your own animal.? What name would you give this type of animal? For example, if it’s a stripy mixture between a Tiger and a Zebra, you might call it a Zion or a Tebra. Would your animal be a mammal, a bird or a reptile? Or something else? Also, would it be a Carnivore, Herbivore or an Omnivore. Don’t forget to save what you create in your file and, if you can, share it on Seesaw.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pap/animals/texture

 

 

Be good, have fun.

 

Mr P.

Beech Class Monday learning

Happy Friday everyone,

 

Friday is ‘Twirl Day’ in my house. I love Twirls and Maltesers and Mars Bars. Actually, I like most types of chocolate. What’s your favourite chocolate? 

 

English

 

Handwriting

Let’s finish off the alphabet today using Skywriter to practise letter formations. Do a line each of; u, v, w, x, y, z. Click the link below.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

 

Writing

Do you like collecting things? I collect pebbles. Every time I go to the seaside I come back with a handful of unusual ones. I like them because they feel smooth and cool in my hand and I find holding a pebble calming and relaxing. Today I’d like you start collecting something. Start a collection of new and interesting words. My friend Jeni collects words on a wall chart she made. Go to https://writingbox.home.blog/2020/03/31/collecting-words/ and have a look. Try making your own wall chart. Write all the letters of the alphabet that we have been practising this week and leave space for new or interesting words you discover. There’s a picture on the link of an example but you can make yours as fancy as you like. You might find new words in books, hear other people say them, see them anywhere around you. Words are everywhere but sometimes we don’t stop to look at them, think about them, or even find out what they mean. I’m not expecting you to finish this for a while, but maybe sometime next week you can send me pictures of your charts with some of your new words on them.

 

Phonics

Go to the Letter and Sounds link below and complete the lesson or use your phonics flashcards to practise.

https://writingbox.home.blog/2020/03/31/collecting-words/

 

Maths

More Shapes today. Your lesson video is attached to the link below. Complete the next section in your book to go with the film entitled, Sort 2-D shapes.

https://vimeo.com/476289396

Why not try drawing some of the shapes you have been learning about? Do several of each, colour them in and then sort them into groups. 

 

Science

Let’s remind ourselves of the rest of the animal groups by watching three short films attached to the link below. Then answer the questions below in your science books. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zxgq2hv

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp9pfg8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z9fkwmn

 

1. What can fish do underwater that humans can’t?

2. What’s your favourite fish and why?

3. What do all reptiles have in common?

4. What’s your favourite reptile and why?

5. What don’t invertebrates have that we do?

6. What’s your favourite invertebrate and why?

 

If you’re up for another Science challenge, there’s a fun Animal Groupings activity on Purple Mash. It’s about Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores which have already talked about in class. Have a go and see how much you remember.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/games/2diy/foodchaingrouping_new

 

 

Be good. Have fun.

 

Mr P.

 

Beech Class Friday learning

Hi everyone.

I think I may have skipped a lesson in your maths books. Here's the link to Recognise and name 2-D Shapes.

https://vimeo.com/476288716

 

Happy Thursday Beechy peeps!

 

English

Handwriting

Let’s finish off the alphabet today, using Skywriter to practise letter formations. Do a line each of; u, v, w, x, y, z. Click the link below.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

 

Phonics

Go to the Letter and Sounds link below and complete the lesson or use your new phonics flashcards to practise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Kk2PcAUYME&feature=youtu.be

 

Writing

Today in phonics you learnt about the split diagraph i_e.  How many words can you think of that use the letters and sound? Try and think of at least three (more if you can) and write a sentence in your English books containing each one. 

Here’s an example. “She wanted to buy the doll in the shop window, but the price was too high.” Don’t forget the date and heading at the top, The Split Digraph ice.

 

Maths

We’re carrying on with our lessons on shape today. Today it’s 2-D shapes. What do you think the difference between 2-D and 3-D is? Talk to a grown up about it. What do you think the letter ‘D’ stands for? Your lesson video is attached to the link below. As always, complete the next section in your book to go with the video entitled, Recognise and name 2-D shapes.

https://vimeo.com/477200613

 

Topic

Today we are going to do some Science. It’s a long time since we looked at different animal groups, so first of all I’d like us to recap a little on what we learned way back before Christmas. Watch each of the short films attached to the links below and then answer the questions in your Science books. Try and use full sentences if you can. Remember the heading, Different types of Animal and of course the date at the top.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp92xnb

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zc6br82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zyd6hyc

 

Questions

  1. What things that make a mammal a mammal?
  2. What things make an amphibian an amphibian?
  3. What things make a bird a bird?
  4. What is your favourite mammal and why do you like it?
  5. What is your favourite amphibian and why do you like it?
  6. What is your favourite bird and why do you like it?

 

Why not draw a picture of each of your favourites as well?

 

Be good. Have fun.

 

Mr P.

Beech Class Thursday learning

Happy Wednesday morning Beech Class. 

 

English

Handwriting

Today, I’d like you to carry on using Skywriter to practise letter formations. Do a line each of; p, q, r, s, t. Click the link below.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

 

Writing

Write down a list of everything in your bedroom. Well, as much as you can anyway. Use words (adjectives) to describe the things. For example, you might have a “big, soft cuddly teddy” or a “shiny, new sparkling tiara”. Draw some of the objects you describe. I think your room might just end up being a little bit tidier when you have finished too.  

 

Phonics

Go to the Letter and Sounds link below and complete the lesson or use your new phonics flashcards to practise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQVaZXbEIQ&feature=youtu.be

Also, why not take your flashcards around the house and find things that when you spell them out match the letters and sounds in the words. For example, you might find a coin or a book. Send me pictures of what you come across. 

 

Maths

We’re carrying on with our lessons on shape today. Shapes are quite good fun I think, don’t you? Your lesson video is attached to the link below. As always, complete the next section in your book to go with the film entitled, Sort 3D shapes.

https://vimeo.com/477200613

 

If you want another maths challenge, see what sort of things you can find around the house that have the same shape as some of those we have been learning about. Then try sorting them into groups. 

 

Topic

Today we end our tour of the world’s continents by visiting the freezing continent of Antarctica. BrrrWatch the film attached to the link below and try and answer the questions underneath. 

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

 

Questions

  1. Why is Antarctica called a desert?
  2. Which ocean surrounds Antarctica?
  3. What’s strange about summer in Antarctica?
  4. Name an animal that lives in Antarctica
  5. What sort of people live in Antarctica?
  6. What is happening to the ice in Antarctica?
  7. Can you draw a map of Antarctica?

 

Be good. Have fun.

 

Mr P.

 

Happy Tuesday morning Beech Class. 

 

English

Handwriting

Today, I’d like you to carry on using Skywriter to practise letter formations. Do a line each of; k, l, m, n, o. Click the link below.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

 

Writing

Do a Spider diagram with the word “winter” in the middle. Then think of as many words to describe winter as you possibly can. 

 

Phonics

Go to the Letter and Sounds link below and complete the lesson or use your new phonics flashcards to practise.

https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/for-home/year-1

 

Maths

Today we start our new maths book and with that a new maths subject. This week we will be looking at shape. Go to the link below and complete the first section in your new book.

https://vimeo.com/476287832

 

If you want another maths challenge, practise your counting by clicking on the attached link.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

 

Topic

Today We will journey from the continent North America. Click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/z49dnrd

Questions

  1. Name two other countries in the continent of North America.
  2. How many states are there in the country of the United States of America?
  3. San Francisco is in which state of the United States of America?
  4. Which country in North America is bigger in size than the United States?
  5. Can you draw a map showing San Francisco, California, the USA and the continent of the United States of America?

 

Be good. Have fun.

 

Mr P.

 

Good Monday morning Beech Class. 

 

Here are today’s challenges. Don’t forget, I’m in school today so if you need anything like reading books or library books let me know.

 

PSHE

Last week we gave you an Emotions Monster activity so you could think and talk about how you’re feeling. It’s important to keep in touch with our feelings, especially at a time when we’re not at school seeing our friends so, today I’d like you to look at the Happy Place sheets attached below. If you aren’t able to print off the sheet, don’t worry you could draw your own. The instructions are on the third page under the heading What is Your Happy Place? Talk about it with a grown up while you are doing it if you can. 

 

English

Handwriting

It was lovely to see your super handwriting on Friday. Today I’d like you to carry on using Skywriter to practise a line each of; f, g, h, i and j. Just click on the link below and off you go.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

 

Writing

After a week of Nursery Rhymes, I think it’s time we moved on to some new challenges. I’ll have a mixture of different things for you this week starting off with today’s challenge which is to plan a feast. In your English books write down ten types of food you would have if you can plan your own perfect feast. Try and describe your choices too, so rather than just writing “bread”, you might say, “Freshly-baked, home-made, crusty, white bread, still warm from the oven and dripping with butter”. Then list three foods that you have never had that you’d like to try and three that you would never want to have.

 

Phonics

Instead of the Letters and Sounds video, today I’d like you to try and make your own digraph and trigraph cards using the sheets attached below to help you. You could just print them out but what would be even better is to copy them out and cut out your own to practise with at home. You could even use Skywriter to help with letter formation.

 

If you’re up for an extra challenge, click the link below to the fun online game. In fact, you could do this at any point this week. Help Ernie make some simple sentences. Choose Easy or Hard depending on how confident you feel.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7

 

Maths

Today is the last lesson in our current books before we move onto our new ones so let’s finish off in style. Watch the link and complete the questions in your book. When you finish, if you want an extra challenge there’s a number grid at the very back of the book you could complete.

https://vimeo.com/471435966

 

If you want even more maths there’s a fun game involving counting and ordering numbers if you click the link below. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

 

 

Topic

Today our travels take us to the continent of South America. Click on the link below to find out about the great city of Rio De Janeiro which is in South America’s largest county, Brazil. Answer the questions below when you have had a look. Do this in your Topic books and don’t forget the date and the title, South America.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zr2h47h

Questions

What is the name of the famous mountain in Rio De Janeiro?

Which sport is Brazil most famous for?

What is the biggest river in South America?

Can you name three other countries in South America?

What animals might you find in the Amazon Jungle in South America?

Can you draw a map of South America showing Brazil on it?

 

 

Be good. Have fun.

 

Mr P.

This is the list of Tricky words for Spelling starting at 1 (Red) and going up to 4 (Pink).

Friday

 

Happy Friday everyone.

It’s my turn to be the teacher in school today, then again on Monday. This means I should have time to get new reading or library books organised. If you would like new books delivering or can collect them, please let me know as soon as you can.

 

English

 

Nursery Rhymes

Watch the video attached to the link telling the story of Incy Wincy Spider. Then do a four-part storyboard retelling the story. I have attached a sheet if you want to print it but, if you can’t, do your own in your English books. Four pictures with room underneath for a few words to describe the part of the story you are telling. Have a think before you start, you only have four boxes so maybe think what will be in the first and the last ones to begin with. We have done this lots of times at school, so I’m really looking forward to some great work on this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-incy-wincy-spider/zr4yt39

 

 

Phonics

Complete today’s phonics lesson by watching the link below.

https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/for-home/year-1

 

Handwriting

You may have noticed that I have changed the font for today’s message. That’s because Miss Plant noticed a few of you are writing you letter ‘a’ like this ‘a’ which isn’t the end of the world, but we think this kind of ‘a’ is better and fits in with the school handwriting recommendations. This got me thinking that it’s been a while since we practised letter formation. I thought today we could go onto the link below and practice with the help of Skywriter. You could use your handwriting book or your pink book to practice. Let’s start at the beginning with ‘a’ and work our way through the alphabet to ‘e’ the start with. Watch carefully how the game shows you how and then do a line of each letter as neatly as you can using the same formation.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

 

Spelling

Friday, as you all know, is spellings day (yay!), when we test you on your tricky words. Ask a grown up to test you on the words in the back of your reading log. They can read the word out, put it in a sentence if it helps and you write it in your spelling book. If you get every single one right, without any help, let us know and we’ll try and get your next set out to you as soon as we can. 

 

Maths

Complete the next section in your maths book entitled, Comparing addition and subtraction statements a+b>c.

https://vimeo.com/470964866

Then, if you’re up for an extra challenge try the Nursery Rhymes Spy and Count worksheet attached below.

 

Topic

You will have noticed, the focus this week, in addition to Maths and English has been on Topic. I thought it easier to do this as you may have books, maps, jigsaw puzzles and other resources out for this.  Later next week, when we have covered all the continents, we’ll be doing a series of Science lessons. Normally, in school, we do it slightly differently, but I thought, seeing as we are learning in a different way from home, this would be easier for you all.

 

Today our continent is Oceania, or Australasia as some people call it, because it is by far the biggest country in it is Australia. Try answering these questions about Oceania and Australia in your Topic books.

  1. Can you name two countries in Oceania besides Australia?
  2. What is Uluru?
  3. What is the weather like in the Australian Outback?
  4. What animals might you find in Australia?
  5. Can you draw a map of Australia showing the Northern Territories and the town of Alice Spring on it?

The link below will help you with some of it to get you started.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zf26rj6

 

Be good, have fun.

 

Mr P.

Thursday

 

 

Happy Thursday Beechers!

Here’s what I want to try today. 

 

Phonics

Go to the link below and complete the lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0-6uqz2rIg&feature=youtu.be

If your child is finding these too easy or too hard, use Phonics Play. Ideally most of Beech Class will find this challenging enough but not too hard, so persevere if you can.

Phonics Play is giving free access to all its activities at the moment I believe and providing a password on the home page to enable you to access. Activities can be adjusted. If your child is struggling, focus on Phase 2 and step up to Phase 3 as their confidence grows. If they are finding it too easy, adjust setting to Phases 3-5. I hope that helps. Any issues, as always, let me know.

 

English

We’re continuing with our Nursery Rhyme theme until the end of the week, so I have done another set of questions, this time about Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. If you want to challenge yourself, you could try answering the questions in full sentences with a capital letter to start off and full stop at the end. 

 

Also, don’t forget the paper hunt. I would love to see books you have made from any bits or card or paper that aren’t being used or are being thrown away. It could be old Christmas wrapping paper, card from a cereal packet or even tissue paper. Maybe you could use it to do a book about the birds you have seen this week.

https://writingbox.home.blog/2020/03/29/paper-hunt/

 

Spellings

Practise your tricky words for Friday. Try using the pyramid method I showed you, it’s much more fun. If you have forgotten, click on this (very long) link to remind yourself.

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/c4/18/t-e-2549726-spelling-pyramid_ver_1.pdf?__token__=exp=1610550345~acl=%2Fresource%2Fc4%2F18%2Ft-e-2549726-spelling-pyramid_ver_1.pdf%2A~hmac=f2b37308e2768636d75038a4d1f7cfa3fefc325fc8647d017c9193528478bfca

 

Maths

Complete the next sheet in your Maths book. Watch the film attached to the link below to help you. Then complete the first part of the worksheet, which is, like yesterday, entitled Finding the Difference. It’s the second part of this section in your books.

https://vimeo.com/470964398

 

Then, if you want an extra challenge, try the number matching worksheet attached below. If you can’t print it out, maybe you could draw it in the pink book we put in your packs last week and complete the challenge that way.

 

Topic

Today we’re continuing our tour of the world’s continents by looking at Asia, the biggest continent in the world. I have put some questions on a sheet for you and attached it below. In your Topic books, try and answer as many of the questions as you can. Remember to put the date and the title, Asia, at the top. The link to the film below will get you started with some information about the city of Shanghai.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcdqxnb

 

Be good, have fun.

 

Mr P.

Wednesday

 

 

Good Wednesday morning Beechy peeps!

Here are your challenges for today.

 

English

 

Phonics

Click on the link below and complete the Phonics lesson.
https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/for-home/year-1

 

Now read the Nursery Rhyme, Little Miss Muffet. See if you can answer the questions on the sheet attached below. Some of your answers to yesterday’s questions were excellent. Remember the date at the top and the title of the nursery rhyme. Some of the questions don’t have a right or a wrong answer. I’d like to see what you think and hopefully we’ll get some different opinions.

 

If you’re still feeling energetic, make up your own Nursery Rhyme starting with the first line of Mary had a Little Lamb. I’ve recorded two of my own silly ones and put on the blog, so have a look. See if you can make up one or your own, film it and send to me on Seesaw. Try and make the last word on the second and the fourth lines rhyme, otherwise be as silly as you like. Have fun.

 

Maths

Complete the next sheet in your Maths book. Watch the film attached to the link below to help you.  Then complete the first part of the worksheet entitled Finding the Difference.

https://vimeo.com/470964093

 

Then, if you are up for an extra challenge, find 15 objects of two different colours or shapes (Lego would be good or two types of pasta or dolls with different colour hair or make your own counters out of paper or card and colour them in two different colours). Then, split them into two groups. One group will have fewer (less than) the other. Can you work out the difference? I’d love to see pics on the blog of what you can come up with.

 

Topic

Today I’d like you to discover the continent of Africa. I have put some questions on a sheet for you and attached it below. In your topic books try and answer as many of the questions as you can. Remember to put the date and the title, Africa, at the top. The link to the film below will get you started with some information about one African country and some about Africa itself.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/znxp92p

 

Enjoy.

 

Mr P.

Happy Tuesday.

Here's some stuff to keep you busy.

 

PSHE

PSHE stands for (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) which is a very fancy way to say looking after yourself physically and mentally (can you remember the difference between physical and mental?). It’s really important to look after our mental health (what’s going on in our minds and the emotions we feel), so I’d like all of you to try and complete the Emotions Monster attached below (don’t worry he’s a friendly one). Sometimes we think we’re happy but, when we really think or talk about it, we may have some worries or concerns. Or, sometimes when we think we’re sad and we really think or talk about it, things seem a lot better. It’s good to share how we feel. Try it and see how you get on and talk to a grown up about your feelings as you do it if you can. 

 

Maths

Watch the video attached to the link below and complete the section in your workbook called Subtraction – Counting Back. 

https://vimeo.com/469739683

When you have done that, if you’re still feeling full of energy, line up twenty things you have like; teddies, pieces of Lego, toy cars, dolls or even fire-breathing dragons (actually maybe not the dragons!) and count them backwards. Start on the right-hand side and go backwards until you get to zero. Then do it again taking one object away every time until you have none left in your line. 

 

English 

Watch the video attached to the link below and complete today’s phonics practice.

https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/for-home/year-1

Remember to have some fun on Phonics Play as well if you can.

 

Today, we’re going to have a look at the Nursery Rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb. I have attached a sheet with some questions for you to answer. You don’t need to print it out but write your answers in your English books please with the date and title, Mary Had a Little Lamb at the top.

 

Finally, this is one for you to do over the course of a few days. Go on a scrap paper hunt to find materials you can make a book out of. It’s another of my friend Jeni’s ideas, so go to this like and follow the instructions. 

https://writingbox.home.blog/2020/03/29/paper-hunt/

 

Topic

Today I’d like you to find out about the continent of Europe. I have put some questions on sheet for you and attached. In your topic books try and answer as many of the questions as you can. Remember to put the date and the title, Europe, at the top. You could even try and draw your own map of one of the countries if you’re feeling brave.  Ask a grown up to help. Watch the clip attached to the link below to start you off. It will provide you with some answers. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zhw7vk7

 

Enjoy,

 

Mr P.

These are the sheets you'll need for Tuesday

Happy Monday morning Beech Class. Here are your challenges for today

 

English

Phonics: Practise the letters and sounds on the video attached to the link below.

https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/for-home/year-1

 

Nursery Rhymes

Choose one of the Nursery Rhymes I have posted below and learn it off by heart. Can you make up some actions to go with it? Maybe you could get a grown up to help you film yourself and post it on Seesaw so I can share on the Beech Class blog?

Write out the Nursery Rhyme in your English book and draw a picture to go with it. Remember to put the date and the title of the nursery rhyme at the top.

 

A little extra if you are feeling ambitious…

My friend Jeni taught me how to teach a few years ago. She has taught thousands of teachers how to teach English over many years and now has her own blog with loads of great ideas on. If you want to, go to the link below and try and make a little book about different animals you know or have known. They might be pets of your own, friends’ pets, farm animals you remember or animals you have met on holiday. Make a book with a picture of each and maybe the name of the animal and any words you can think of to describe them. Jeni has also looked after my dog Nellie when I’ve been on holiday before and the first picture you see when you click on the link is of her. She’s a good pup but does like to pinch my socks and hide them.

https://writingbox.home.blog/2021/01/06/animals-in-my-life/

 

 

Maths

Watch the video and complete the next section in your maths books entitled Fact Families -8 Facts. Look carefully at where the = (equals) sign is placed. Remember it doesn’t always have to be at the end of the line. For example, 8=4+4 instead of 4+4=8. Both are true but the equals sign is just in a different place.

https://vimeo.com/468562019

 

If you want an extra challenge, try counting forwards and backwards in twos. Start by going up to 20 if you can and then go backwards to zero. Then try completing the worksheet I have attached below.

 

Topic

We will be starting a new Topic this term, but I wanted to us to do a little but more work on the map of the world and the different continents before we move on. I have attached a worksheet which asks you to build a jigsaw puzzle map of the world putting the different continents in the correct places. 

 

Good luck, be good, keep smiling.

 

Mr P.

English

Watch the video attached to the link below and see how many of the sounds you remember. Try and blend them with other letters to make the words.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf2dx5IbeZE&feature=youtu.be

When you have finished watching, practice writing some of the words from the lesson in your book. Words like; dark, car, bark, park, farm

I you feel like challenging yourself, try and write some short sentences including these words. For example: The dog on the farm barks. Or Park the car in the dark. Make some up of your own if you like. 

 

If you want another challenge, try and complete the ‘Happy New Year’ word search which you’ll find in the folder in the bag you were given yesterday. 

 

 

Maths

Watch the video attached to the link below then in your Maths books try and as you do try to complete the next worksheet in your book entitled ‘Breaking Apart’.

https://vimeo.com/468518622

If you want to practise some more, find 20 objects to use as counters, pieces of lego or something like that. Then split them into two groups. How many ways can you do it? You could have 19 in one group and one in another, but how many others ways can you split them into two?

 

 

Science

In the folder in your worksheet you will find a pipe cleaner and some multi-grain hoops. Follow the instructions attached to try and make a simple bird feeder by threading the hoops onto the pipe cleaner. If you don’t have enough hoops to fill the whole pipe cleaner don’t worry. When you have done this use a piece of ribbon, string, wool or something similar and hang your bird feeder where birds can to it (somewhere you can see from inside your house ideally. Then take your bird checklist (also in your folder) and tick off any that you see visiting your feeder or garden (if you have one). Maybe you could also try and identify any other birds, not on your checklist that you see. I’d love to see what your feeders like and maybe even see photos of birds you have spotted. Perhaps you can as an adult to help you upload your results onto Seesaw.

 

In your folder there is also a red book with no lines for you to draw in. If you want an extra challenge, try and draw a bird that you see or that you might expect to see visit your feeder. 

Hello,

 

 

Welcome to Beech Class Home Learning spring 2021.

 

Each day I will be setting three pieces of work for you. Do your best to complete them if you can. If it’s hard for you have a go but don’t worry if you can’t complete everything. Feel free to message me on Seesaw (you will have a password etc in your bag from school that we gave out on Thursday as well as instructions on how to upload work for me to see). If you can upload one piece of work each day, that would be wonderful. 

 

Each day there will be some Maths, some English and one other piece of work for you. Do your best to do all three if you can. 

 

You also have access to Phonics Play and Purple Mash which we use in class. Please try and use Phonics Play as often as you can. To access the full range of resources you’ll need the login: ‘ickworth’ and also the password: ‘park’.  Try the Flashcards Speed Trial for the Phase 3 words as a reminder of what we have done so far and as this gets easier move onto Phase 4 activities. 

 

Don’t forget too that if you’re feeling confused or a bit down in the dumps and would like a chat with me, ask an adult to message me on Seesaw or email the school office and I’ll arrange a time to call. 

Beech Class Christmas Dinner

Some of the wonderful costumes for our performance of 'Stick Man'.

Our Nativity scene using characters made from salt dough.

Rangolis to celebrate Diwali

Sorting animals into groups in Science

We made a giant Remembrance Day poppy in Art.

We've been recreating scenes from Alexis Deacon's book, "I am Henry Finch."

Beech Class started to create the world this morning.

Adding using the Part-Whole method.

Information Letter for Parents

Beech Class Autumn Term Plan

Making Mandalas in the sunshine.

We worked together to write a new verse for 'Wonderful World'.

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We found oak, hazel and beech trees in Forest School

Using different types of counters in Maths to make 10 and then 20.

Beech Class Timetable

Welcome to Beech Class 2020/21

Welcome to Beech Class

Mrs Rogers reads... Supertato

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seesaw

 

Good afternoon Beech!

 

I have had a few emails from you this week, struggling to access seesaw. I am really sorry you are having difficulties with it. You have all been sent a text code login via email on purple mash. If you log on to purple mash using your normal username and password (these are in your reading logs) then click on 2computing. Once there you will see 2email and your seesaw logins will be in your inbox! Mrs Burrell sent out a guide to accessing seesaw a couple of weeks ago, if you no longer have this please let me know and I can get another one sent out to you.

 

If you are still having difficulties please dont hesitate to contact me and I will do my very best to help.

 

Mrs Rogers :)

SEE-SAW

 

Morning Beech Class. I have now sent out your personal text codes over email on Purple Mash. Please check your accounts for the email. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to! 

Hey Beech Class!

I hope you are all well and had lots of chocolate over the Easter break. I've been missing you all lots but this week we'll have a new way of keeping in touch. By the end of the week you will be sent a code to a website called see-saw where you will be able to send me pictures and work. I can't wait to see what you've all been up to! Keep an eye on Purple Mash for messges on the blog and on our clas page here for suggested learning activities for you to do at home. Every week that we aren't at school I'll upload a new file on the weekend to keep you busy over the week ahead. These are only suggestions, do what you can, the main thing is that you are safe, happy and healthy. I've uploaded this weeks suggestions and resources below this message along with a list of helpful websites.

Take care and I look forward to seeing your pictures on see-saw.

Mrs Rogers

Computing - 1/4/20

 

Good afternoon Beech Class,

 

Please look at your Purple Mash account as I have set you a 2Do to create a story about an Arctic animal. This is continuing from our previous Computing lessons. Please explore and see if you can made your animals move,  add a background and a sound recording. I look forward to reading them.

 

Stay safe and take care,

 

Mrs Asker

 

Dear Beech Class,

 

I am writing this to you because some of you have already had to miss school and most of you will be staying at home now with your grown ups due to Covid- 19 virus.

When you come back to school a lot of things will have changed, it may not be Spring any more, you may even be in the next year group. BUT lots and lots of things wont have changed!

 

Your school grown ups will carry on thinking about you every single day. We will laugh at the funny things you have done, boast about how well you are doing and wonder how you are getting on at home and whether you are still reading and practising your spellings. We will hope that you have continued to be superheroes in the battle to stop the spread of Coronavirus by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly. Remember the glitter germs! We will carry on setting activities and pointing you in the direction of lots of resources. Please keep checking our class page.

 

I want to tell you some important things.

 

  • don't be frightened. You may hear some things that you are worried about, but these are not worries for you. Tell someone you trust about your worry and let them take care of your worry for you. You concentrate on being a superhero.
  • the children that are coming into school are no more important than you. We are just looking after them because their parents are doing very important jobs right now. We will miss and think about you every day.
  • there are lots of good things happening amongst the bad. The canals in Venice are running clear. You guys collected loads of items for the food bank. See if you can think of ways to do kind things for your family at home.

 

Please keep being your amazing, brave selves and keep singing, dancing, playing, creating, drawing, writing, problem solving and learning about our wonderful world. Rememeber, we are very proud of you and will see you soon.

 

Love from Mrs Rogers, Mrs Gooderham and Mrs Mitchell

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I appreciate that many of you will be learning at home and we have sent home booklets to help you with this. There is also set work on mathletics and you have access to purple mash. Remember to practice your common exception words (they are on this page)  

We are currently living history and will one day look back at this time and remember all the things that happened. Why not try keeping a diary of the things you do, think or experience? You only need to write a sentence or two a day. Feel free to email these in to me to read. 

 

Chase the rainbow

I will continue to post new ideas and resources for you but for now why not try creating a rainbow to put in your window. A rainbow symbolises hope and new starts and will bring joy to anyone that sees it in your window. You could paint, collage, draw or build.

 

Websites

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/ 

Common Exception Words (tricky words)

Spring Term Notices

PE has now changed to a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Woodley and Friday morning with Mrs Rogers.

Remote Entertainment from Beech Class

 

Beech Class are thinking about all of their friends and classmates at home and would like to post some videos to keep them occupied until they come back to school. We hope you all feel better soon! 

Popalong Hopcorn- a poem by Judith Nicholls

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PSHE- hygiene

Today in Beech Class we talked about how germs spread and the best ways to wash our hands. Mrs Rogers sneezed and her hands were covered in sparkly green germs. She then shook hands with all of us. Yuk! We demonstrated how easy it was to pass them on by shaking hands with each other and finally made sure we washed our hands thoroughly with soap to get rid of all the "germs".

 

 

The Snail and the Whale Drama

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This week in Beech Class we have been reading the Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. Watch the videos in order to see the journey between these two friends unfold. The new animated version is also currently available on BBC Iplayer if you would like to watch that!

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Alaskan Sunsets

This week in art we have been exploring colour to create a stunning Alaskan sunset picture. Watch this space for the finished artwork! We learned that in Alaska at certain times of the year they can have 24 hours of darkness or 24 hours of light. Now that's a long day!

Today we began our new topic "Alaska". Here are some photos of our first topic lesson. We found Alaska on maps and globes and learned that it is part of North America and the Arctic. We also looked at some of the animals that can be found there. As a class we came up with some questions that we wanted to answer throughout this term, such as who lives there? Is it always snowy? How long does it take to get there? What are the mountains called?

 

Do you have any questions?

Spring Term

Bread Making

We really enjoyed making our own bread like the bakers of Pudding Lane. We followed a recipe, weighed our ingredients and kneaded the dough. After the bread was baked we iced and decorated. Then we ate our iced buns whilst watching a film. Delicious!

Ordinal Numbers

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In maths this week we have been learning about ordinal numbers. Beech Class were given the challenge of describing a tower using the correct vocabulary.

Wow!

We were blown away with this term's homework! It is clear how hard Beech Class worked on it all and we are super proud of them. The writing and maths pieces were well presented and some were very creative. The artwork and models were just amazing, I'm sure you will agree.

World Mental Health Awareness Day

Thursday 10th October was World Mental Health Awareness Day and Beech Class had a day of wellbeing and mindfulness!

We started the day with some mindfulness colouring and music. In assembly we read the book "How full is your bucket?" which explains that everyone has an invisible bucket and when good things happen to you, people are nice or you do kind things, your bucket fills up. We did some "bucket filling activities" and then made these headbands to remind us to be bucket fillers and not dippers! Well done year one!

I have had a few queries regarding homework in Beech Class so have sent home the above letter via email to all parents. I really hope it clears up any confusion and queries you might have. Children should not be spending an hour each night on homework. There are far more important things to be doing such as playing, riding bikes, talking and eating dinner together!

 

I can only apologise if you have felt the pressure to spend this amount of time on home learning. The homework sent home is designed to compliment and consolidate learning done in school. If you feel it is taking too long, stop! You know your child better than anyone. :) 

 

I am more than happy to meet with you to discuss this further if you have any other questions or concerns.

Have You Seen This Dragon?

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The story so far....
On Friday night Mrs Rogers and Mrs Hunt heard a strange noise coming from the golden egg in the library. They moved the egg to a quieter place in Beech Class and thought nothing more of it. On Monday morning, the egg was gone! Mrs Rogers checked her camera and found this footage.....

If you see anything or have any more information about the whereabouts of this dragon and the egg/hatchling, please let someone in Beech or Oak Class know!

Above are the common exception words for year one. These are the "tricky words" that we will be learning all year through lessons, spellings and homework.

Mrs Rogers

This Week In Phonics

 

Our tricky words this week were:

with

will 

was

 

We have continued with our digraphs and have learned the following new sounds:

oo- moon, food, boot

ee- feet, sweet, bee

ai- rain, faint, pain

oa- toad, load, goat

 

Try asking us the actions to go with each sound or quizzing us on words containing these sound!

Autumn 1 Homework

Bulb Planting

Beech Class really enjoyed our morning planting bulbs to celebrate the school's 30th birthday. After our muddy morning, we returned to the classroom and produced some great recount writing. We cant wait to watch our bulbs grow and flower. Thank you to our lovely parent helpers too. We couldn't have done it without you!

This Week in Phonics

This week’s phonics focus:

ch- chip, chin, chop

sh- shop, shin, ship

th- thin, thick, this

ng- song, bang, ring

 

Ideas:

Finish the stem sentence “a digraph is ____ letters that make ____ sound”

Try finding the digraphs in your reading books

Try writing the above words and adding sound buttons

How many words containing ch/sh/th/ng can you think of in a minute?

Visit phonicsplay.com and play Picnic on Pluto

Visit https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/phonics-made-easy/

The Gunpowder Plot

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Beech Class have been learning about the gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes. Today we learned how a letter had been sent to Lord Monteagle giving the plot away. What do you think the plotters had to say about it?

Here be dragons!

What an exciting morning! Mrs Hunt came into Beech Class during registration and told us something very strange was going on in the playground. Like a flash we jumped up to investigate! When we got outside we couldn't believe our eyes. The playground was strewn with jewels, shiny paper, gold material and stars. There was also the outline of a dragon and a beautiful golden egg nestled in the bushes! 

 

We think it might be a dragon egg. Luckily, Mrs Rogers has a book on dragons so when we got back to class we had a little look at the different types of dragons. We hope it isn't the one the size of a village! The dragon has been put a in a safe, cosy nest in the library and we can't wait to see what hatches out.

Beech Class 2018/19

Volume and Capacity

The children have come back after Easter refreshed and ready to continue their learning. In maths we have been using water and a variety of containers to explore volume and capacity. We have been using mathematical language (full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty and empty) to describe how much water there is in a container as well as talking about millilitres and litres. 

Banham Zoo

The children had a very exciting day at Banham Zoo. They were able to see lots of animals that we have been talking about in our topic of the rainforest plus many more. Everybody was very well behaved and represented our school well. 

We have been taking our learning outdoors this week, making the most of the beautiful weather. The children have been working together collecting sticks, building towers and creating the alphabet in capital letters. They have also been working with Mrs Brown planting their class flowerbed. It is looking very colourful already. 

Homework

Please see the link below for the second half of Spring Term homework due in week beginning 1st April.

Safer Internet Day 2019

As part of Safer Internet Day the children have been thinking about making good choices when they are online using the story of Zap and Zoom.

ICT

This term in ICT, the children have been introduced to algorithms as a set of step by step instructions given to a device, learnt how to debug simple algorithms and learnt how to use logical reasoning to predict how a program will behave. Today the class have put their learning to the test by programming our bee-bots to reach a certain object on our bee-bot mats. They had great fun!

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE we have been thinking about ‘caring for pets’. We had some very special visitors - Darcie and her 10 week old daughter Isla the Golden Retrievers. Darcie and Isla were very friendly and the children were able to ask questions and find out about how the dogs are looked after. 

Spring Term 

Please see the link below to find out what you will be learning about this term as well as homework information for the first half of this term.

 

Operation Christmas

The children worked incredibly hard practising and performing our Christmas production - Operation Christmas. We hope everyone enjoyed the show!

ICT

This terms topic is Computer skills and so far the children have learnt to use a mouse and track pad, log on to the computers using their own username and password, open applications and windows and save work in a folder. The skill learnt today was to click on an object to select and drag. They had to dress the bear and the wolf. 

Part, part, whole

In maths we have been using the part, part, whole method to help us with addition. We even used ourselves to be part of the number sentences. 

Glockenspiels

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In music the children have started learning how to play the glockenspiel. We now know how to play in time to a piece of music keeping the pulse throughout using both hands.
During ICT the children have been learning to switch the computers on, log on using their own username and password, how to use a mouse and trackpad correctly and shutdown safely.

So far in Year 1...

In Maths we have been practising counting to 10, forwards and backwards. We have used a 10s frame to make our numbers to 10. In English we have read the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes. We have been on a noun hunt around the class room as well as thinking of adjectives to describe Dogger. In science we have started looking at how leaves change through the year. We have been observing different leaves, describing and sorting them.

Autumn Term Overview

Please click on the link below to see what Beech Class will be learning about this term.

Beech Class 2017/18

Phonics Celebrations 

On Friday we made our own alien biscuits to celebrate completing our phonics assessment. We helped bake the biscuits then decorated them like aliens. 

Child Safety Week - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018

 

Fire Safety

 

As part of child safety week we had a very special visit from the local fireman. We got to have a closer look at the fire engine and also the uniform they wear. 

Water Safety

 

Today, we had a visit from Abbeycroft Leisure to talk about the importance of water safety and how to always following the SAFE code -

Spot - spot the dangers whenever you're near water

Advice - take advice, read the signs, ask a lifeguard or adult for help

Friend - always go with a friend or family, its more fun, and they can help in an emergency

Emergency - know what to do in an emergency

 

The children perform some rescues using jumpers, balls, ropes, paddles and woggles.

We have been using the cuisenaire rods to help us explore fractions in maths. In preparation for the phonics test we have been using a variety of activities using different digraphs to make real and nonsense words. 
Please click on the link below to find out a bit more about what we will be doing in the first half of the summer term.

Measuring

We have been measuring each other in maths using lots of different items that we have found in the classroom. 

Great costumes for World Book Day!

Please click on the link below to view an overview of what we will be learning this half term.

Beech Class have been practising the glockenspiel

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Spellodrome

We currently have a two week free trial of Spellodrome - similar to Mathletics but with a focus on spelling. Children need to use their Mathletics login information to gain access to the site using the link below.

 

Please let me know what you think of it. 

http://uk.spellodrome.com/#/home

Numbers to 20

We have been playing games to help us recognise numbers to 20 in numerals and words. 

We're going on a Polar Bear hunt...

The children recreated the story of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by making up their own story of a polar bear hunt. Together they made up their story, acted it out and then made the obstacles that the polar bear met along the way to go in a big book. 

Christmas Acrostic Poems

Today we have created our own Christmas acrostic poem using the word 'Christmas'. We used words and phrases about Christmas to write our poem. Some of us performed our poem to the rest of the class.

Mathletics

Children are coming home today with their own individual usernames and passwords for Mathletics. Children can access the website here:

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

Or alternatively by downloading the app on an iPad or tablet. Please keep your login details safe, if you do happen to misplace them, please let me know and I can provide the details. Children can play maths games against other Mathletics users across the world and in our school. I will also assign children tasks to complete.

West Stow Trip

 

On Friday the 17th November we went to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. Beech Class had a great time exploring the museum in the morning and then looking around the village in the afternoon. The children returned to school very enthusiastic about their day. 

End of Half Term

 

The children have made a great start to Year 1 although I think we are all very tired and looking forward to our week off. They have been busy working hard in all areas of the curriculum. In maths we have continued with practising addition using the part, part whole model. After half term we will spend two weeks focusing on subtraction before moving onto shape.

 

In literacy we have continued the theme of Dragons and we have written our own story based on Kassim and the Greedy Dragon. The children practised using adjectives in their writing, as well as using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

 

There was some fantastic homework brought in during the last week, I can see that the children have been very busy working on this. 

 

You should have received your parent consultation time in your child's book-bag. Please let the office know if you don't have one. 

The Alphabet

I promised the children today that I would put this link on the school website so that they could access it at home. It is really important that as well as knowing the sounds, they also know the names of each letter.

 

Beech Class have settled in really well to Year 1. We have been doing lots of work already this term.

 

In maths we have been focusing on numbers to 10 to make sure we know them really well. We have just moved on to exploring addition and subtraction using the Part, Part, Whole model which you will be able to see in the photos below.

 

Our literacy lessons have taken us on a magical dragon hunt around the play ground. We have thought of our own dragon using the story Tell me a Dragon by Jackie Morris to give us some inspiration. 

 

Yoga in PE with Miss Isaac helps us relax and calm.  

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