Week beginning 04 October 2021

Friday 01 October 2021

We hope you’re managing to stay happy, healthy and safe while you’re not with us here in school. You are still very much a part of our school community so please get in touch with us if you need to.

Maths

This series of lessons on fractions are closely related to what we’re doing in school.

Here is a series of 5 video lessons. The worksheets and answers are below.

There is another set of 5 video lessons here with the worksheets and answers below.

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Don’t forget to practise number bonds on Numbots or times tables on Times Table Rock Stars. Email your child’s class teacher if you need your login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Numbots/Rock Stars daily)

 

Reading fluency

This is the reading fluency that we’ll read in class this week. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

 

Phonics

We teach a phonics lesson daily at school. Your child should have a ‘Practise Phonics’ book that they bring home from school. The sticker on the front will indicate which phase they’re working at. On Phonics Play, the activities and games match the phases. If you’re unsure which phase your child is working on, email your class teacher.

If your child has completed the phonics reading books, they can use some Phase 5b, 5c, 5d or Phase 6 resources.

Use a different Phonics Play activity for :

Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).

(Suggested time: 20 minutes daily)

 

Reading

We’ll be using this ‘RIC’ text in class to practise comprehension skills.

RIC stands for:

Read for 10-15 minutes daily. You could read the books you have brought home from school or any other books you have at home. Remember that the ‘Practise Phonics’ book is designed to be read more than once, to help with segmenting (sounding out), blending (putting the sounds back together) and fluency.

(Suggested time: 10-15 minutes daily)

 

Writing

Follow these 10 lessons from Oak Academy on recounts and diary entries. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

 

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

 

Topic

Our topic this half-term is geography.

These lessons from Oak Academy are all about the UK which link to our  learning at school. There are also some more lessons here about seas and oceans.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

 

Science

Our science this term is all about materials and their properties.  Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

 (Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

 

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Have a go at one of the Change for Life indoor activities or a Cosmic Kids yoga session each day.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

 

Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

These music lessons might interest you.

Living and Learning is important to help us live and learn together. Here are some lesson from Oak National Academy called Me, You and Us.