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Year 1/2 Home Learning

Dear Parent/Carers

Here is an overview of the learning that the children should be completing over the upcoming weeks.  St Peter’s school is committed to ensuring that your child is learning as much as possible and we endeavour to do our absolute best to keep this happening.  Available communication links will be via email on admin@stpeters.ycway.uk, through our website http://stpeters.ycway.uk/ and via our Facebook page when necessary.   Emails that are sent to the office will be passed onto teachers who will respond as soon as possible. The admin email is to be used as a central point in order that messages get to those who are able to respond.

Update: 29.06.20

Hello everyone! It is now Week 5 of Summer Term 2.  Our topic this term is Pirates and Mermaids and we are going under the sea over the next two weeks. We have loved seeing what you have been up to over the past two weeks! We hope you enjoyed the thunderstorms, keep staying safe and spending time with your grown-ups.

Below you will find the updated activity grids for home learning. Each day you should still be selecting an English, Maths and Topic activity to complete. Don’t forget that daily reading is very important too! We are continuing to update Spelling Shed and Bug Club every week. There are no expectations that these activities must be completed, each child is unique and every families approach to structuring a day is different. Be kind to yourself, do what works best for you and your child – you’re all doing a great job! Here is the timetable to give you some ideas of how to structure your home learning. Revised timetable 

Find the links for useful websites here:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb

 

Take care and stay safe. We are missing you all lots.

Much love from the Infants Team xxx

English

 

We are continuing with our topic of ‘Pirates and Mermaids’ but for the next two weeks we will be  heading under the sea and looking at the book ‘Tiddler the Story Telling Fish.’ Please read the story to or with your child, before completing any of the activities on the learning grid. You will find the story here:Tiddler story book

Alternatively you can find the story on your teams general page being read by Miss Box and Miss Ratcliffe as this weeks share a story!

Please find the English learning grid below English grid – Tiddler

 

Year 1 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Time. It is important that at such a young age this is done as practically as possible. Please see the learning grid below:

Time learning grid

Alongside the grid we have also provided some guidance

Year 1 Time White Rose Guidance

Drawing times PDF

Here are links to some songs and games you might find useful alongside your learning;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-telling-the-time/zk4t8xs

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=time+ks1&p=1

 

Year 2 Maths

Over the next few weeks year 2 will have the opportunity to consolidate their previous learning from the year. This gives them the chance to ensure  that all known facts can be recalled quickly and that they are confident with all mathematical operations.

please find the learning grid below. 

Year 2 Consolidation

The link below outlines the end of year expectations for children in year two and it is worth having a little look to ensure your child is prepared for the transition to year 3.

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year2/mathematics

Please continue to use the Super movers and Topmarks websites for games and songs as this is a fantastic and interactive way for children to consolidate their learning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-collection/z6v4scw

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=2

 

 

 Topic 

Ahoy there me harties! Our Topic is still ‘Pirates and Mermaids’ but over the next couple of weeks we are heading under the sea.

Please pick an activity from the grid to do daily.

topic grid

the links from the grid can be found below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFuobePKER8

https://www.harrogatessp.com/home-personal-best-challenge/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update: 15.06.20

Hello everyone! It is now Week 3 of Summer Term 2.  Our topic this term is Pirates and Mermaids. We have loved seeing what you have been up to over the past two weeks! Keep enjoying the sunshine, staying safe and spending time with your grown-ups.

Below you will find the updated activity grids for home learning. Each day you should still be selecting an English, Maths and Topic activity to complete. Don’t forget that daily reading is very important too! We are continuing to update Spelling Shed and Bug Club every week. There are no expectations that these activities must be completed, each child is unique and every families approach to structuring a day is different. Be kind to yourself, do what works best for you and your child – you’re all doing a great job! Here is the timetable to give you some ideas of how to structure your home learning. Revised timetable 

Find the links for useful websites here:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb

 

Take care and stay safe. We are missing you all lots.

Much love from the Infants Team xxx

English

We are continuing with our topic of ‘Pirates and Mermaids’. For the next two weeks we will be looking at the book ‘The Pirate Cruncher.’ Please read the story to or with your child, before completing any of the activities on the learning grid. You will find the story here: The Pirate-Cruncher

Please find the English learning grid below:English home learning grid- the Pirate Cruncher

Year 1 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Money. It is important that at such a young age this is done as practically as possible. Please see the learning grid below:                 

Year 1 money

Alongside the grid we have also provided some guidance

White rose support Money Year 1

Purse PDF

Coins and Notes Word Mat

 

Here are links to some songs and games you might find useful alongside your learning;

Money Super Mover https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-money/zht4nrd

Toy Shop Money game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Coins game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Natwest Coin Cruncher https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/coin-cruncher/

Natwest Coin Collector https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/coin-collect/

Natwest Memory Game https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/memory-cards/

Money song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFzAU3u06Ps

A website with lots of money games http://www.familylearning.org.uk/money_games.html

BBC Bitesize working out the value of coins https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp8dmp3/articles/zcrq2p3

Coin combinations to make 10p https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zknyr82

Coin combinations to make 20p https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zh9d2hv

Year 2 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Statistics. All of the activities are practical and in order to access the learning you do not need to print anything. Please find the learning grid below:

Year 2 Maths Statistics

Alongside the learning grid we have also provided guidance;

Year 2 White Rose Guidance – Statistics

How to draw a pictogram

How to draw a bar chart

Count, Write and Tally

Very important statistics questions

Pirate busy picture

The following link has some fun games all about handling data.

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

Topic 

Ahoy there me hearties! Our topic is ‘Pirates and Mermaids’.

Please pick a different activity from the grid below to do daily.

topic grid

The links on the grid can be found below too:

Give these personal best challenges a go. There is a new one every day! https://www.harrogatessp.com/home-personal-best-challenge/

Popcorn and the pirates Cosmic Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0P5grVoyg

Update: 01.06.20

Hello everyone! It is now Week 1 of Summer Term 2. We really hope you had a lovely half term and managed to enjoy the sunshine. Our topic this term is Pirates and Mermaids. We have loved seeing what you have been up to over the half term! Keep enjoying the sunshine, staying safe and spending time with your grown-ups.

Below you will find the updated activity grids for home learning. Each day you should still be selecting an English, Maths and Topic activity to complete. Don’t forget that daily reading is very important too! We are continuing to update Spelling Shed and Bug Club every week. There are no expectations that these activities must be completed, each child is unique and every families approach to structuring a day is different. Be kind to yourself, do what works best for you and your child – you’re all doing a great job! Here is the timetable to give you some ideas of how to structure your home learning. Revised timetable 

Find the links for useful websites here:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb

 

Take care and stay safe. We will see some of you very soon and hope to hear from everybody too! We are missing you all lots.

Much love from the Infants Team xxx

English

We are continuing with our topic of ‘Pirates and Mermaids’. For the next two weeks we will be looking at the book ‘The Singing Mermaid.’ Please read the story to or with your child, before completing any of the activities on the learning grid. You will find the story here: The Singing Mermaid

Please find the English learning grid below:

English home learning grid- The Singing Mermaid

Year 1 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Place Value within 100. It is important that at such a young age this is done as practically as possible. Please see the learning grid below:

Year 1 place value within 100

Alongside the grid we have attached some guidance:

Year 1 White Rose place value within 100

0-9 number cards year 1

Year 1 100 square

Here are some links to support your learning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Efzu2slaI   Number Gator song- comparing numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares   Interactive 100’s square

Year 2 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Position and Direction. All of the activities are practical and in order to access the learning you do not need to print anything. You will be using language like right, left, quarter turn, clockwise and anti-clockwise. Please find the learning grid below:

Year 2 Maths Position and Direction

Alongside the grid we have attached some guidance:

Year 2 Position and Direction White Rose support

Grid PDF

Clockwise and Anticlockwise PDF Year 2

Please find some supporting links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-position-&-direction/zhh9scw BBC Super mover song

 

Topic 

Ahoy there me hearties! Our new topic is ‘Pirates and Mermaids’.

Through our Science activities, we will be looking at animals and living things. In Art, we will be looking at using our imagination to design wonderful sea creatures! In DT we will be using our designing skills. In Music we will be composing songs and encouraging our love of music. In PE, we will be keeping active!

Please pick a different activity from the grid below to do daily.

Pirates and Mermaids Topic Grid

The links on the grid can be found below too:

Cosmic Kids Yoga with Nibs the Octopus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUBRoLRioiY

The Little Mermaid  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXKlJuO07eM

Andy’s Animal Rap  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/andys-raps-under-the-sea/z4hwgwx/

 

Update: 15.05.20

Hello again! It is now Week 5  of the Summer Term! We hope  you are enjoying the sunshine and are having fun with our seaside topic. We are sure you are all having a lovely time with your grown-ups at home, we have loved seeing and hearing about what you have got up to! Have a little look at “Our home learning gallery” page to see if you can spot yourself or some of your friends.

Below you will find the updated activity grids for home learning. Each day you should still be selecting an English, Maths and Topic activity to complete. Don’t forget that daily reading is very important too! We are continuing to update Spelling Shed and Bug Club every week. There are no expectations that these activities must be completed, each child is unique and every families approach to structuring a day is different. Be kind to yourself, do what works best for you and your child – you’re all doing a great job! Here is the timetable to give you some ideas of how to structure your home learning. Revised timetable 

In normal circumstances week 6 would be considered a half term holiday however, as a team we have provided enough activities to cover this week as well. If you would like to take this time as a break from home learning there are no expectations to complete everything assigned, but the activities are there should you want to access them.

Find the links for useful websites here:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb

 

We would like to make you aware that there are going to be some updates made to the ActiveLearn Login on 16th May. This means that you will need to re-enter usernames and passwords again when you first log in after this date, as any saved details won’t be shown by the browser. You can note your password and username by clicking “Show” on the Sign In/login page.

Take care and be safe.  We are so looking forward to seeing you soon.

Lots of love the Infants Team xx

English

We are continuing with our topic of ‘The Seaside’. For the next two weeks we will be looking at the book ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley.’ Through this children will be learning about the impact of plastic to the worlds oceans. Please read the story to or with your child, before completing any of the activities on the learning grid. You will find the story here

Somebody Swallowed Stanley story

Please find the English learning Grid below.

English Home Learning Grid

In order to complete some of the activities you may like to watch the following clips;

 

This clip shows how plastic bags are made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ4O8MMDuH8

 

This clip is the author of ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’, Sarah Roberts. She explains what made her write her lovely book for us to enjoy, but it contains a very serious message.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjs66M41-04&feature=youtu.be

 

Year 1 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Position and Direction. It is important that at such a young age this is done very practically and using language such as turning, left, right, forwards and backwards. It will also draw upon concepts children have learnt over the past few weeks with their fractions. Please see the learning grid below.

Year 1 position and direction

Alongside the Learning Grid we have attached some guidance.

White Rose Maths-Year 1-Position-and-Direction

Position

Movement and Direction

Here is an example of an activity from the grid. This can be printed or replicated in children’s books. There is also an alternative on the learning grid, if required.

What I can see

Please also see below for useful links to songs and games to assist your child in their learning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/42626760 Positional language supermover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waoa3iG3bZ4 We’re going on a bear hunt animated story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryb26FjpgUE Where am I now? Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykmFyHJq6FY All around the farm song

 

Year 2 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Mass, Capacity and Temperature. Please find the learning grid below- all of the activities are practical and in order to access the learning you do not need to print anything. It would be useful to have access to a set of weighing scales and measuring jugs however the activities have been designed so that this is not necessary.

Year 2 Maths grid -Measure, capacity, mass and temperature

Alongside the Learning Grid we have attached some guidance.

White Rose Guidance mass, capacity and temperature

How to draw an accurate thermometer

How to draw an accurate measuring cylinder

Please also see below for useful links to songs and games to assist your child in their learning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-capacity-volume/zj8njhv– capacity and volume supermover

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-measurement-with-max-and-Harvey/zdv2cqt-measurement with Max and Harvey supermover

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

Topic 

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Through our Science activities, we will be looking at every day materials and their properties.

In Geography, we will looking at the seaside places we have visited and labeling them on a map.

In Art, we will be using a variety of recyclable materials to create our own sculptures and in music, we will be enjoying sharing the music we like to listen to whilst travelling,

In PSHE we will be noticing places in our local environment where there may be litter collecting, and in PE we will be continuing to work on our personal best challenges.

Please pick a different activity from the grid below to do daily.

Topic Home Learning Grid

The link for Cosmic Kids Yoga – Squish The Fish can be found below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC83oFEeVZA

Update: 1.05.20

Hello again! It is now Week 3 and 4 of the Summer Term! We hope your first few weeks of the term have been enjoyable. We are sure you are all having a lovely time with your grown-ups at home, we have loved seeing and hearing about what you have got up to! Have a little look at “Our home learning gallery” page to see if you can spot yourself or some of your friends.

Below you will find the updated activity grids for home learning. Each day you should still be selecting an English, Maths and Topic activity to complete. Don’t forget that daily reading is very important too! We are continuing to update Spelling Shed and Bug Club every week. There are no expectations that these activities must be completed, each child is unique and every families approach to structuring a day is different. Be kind to yourself, do what works best for you and your child – you’re all doing a great job! Here is the timetable to give you some ideas of how to structure your home learning. Revised timetable

Find the links for useful websites here:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb

 

VE Day

Friday the 8th of May marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. On this day in 1945 it marked the end of Adolf Hitler’s war and sparked celebrations around  the world. Understanding our shared heritage of remembrance helps bring communities together and ensures we recognise the service and sacrifice of past and present generations. As we will not be spending VE day as any of us imagined, we hope you will join us in commemorating this day in another way and encourage your children to spend some time reflecting on the importance of why we celebrate this day. You could even celebrate it yourselves with one of the home learning tasks we have designed for the children. We would love to see any examples or photos of how you have celebrated at home.

VE day home learning tasks

Wartime Recipe Booklet

Union Jack Bunting

VE day powerpoint

WW2 Spitfire Glider

War song Lyrics

Please remember to email us with pictures and videos of all the lovely learning you are doing at home- it really makes our day.

Take care and be safe.  We are so looking forward to seeing you soon.

Lots of love the Infants Team xx

English

We are continuing with our topic of ‘The Seaside’. For the next two weeks we will be looking at the book ‘The Snail and The Whale’.

Please read the story to or with your child, before completing any of the activities on the learning grid. You will find the story here The Snail and the Whale. You can also have a look at the animated film based on the much-loved book if you follow the link here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale.

Below, please find the English Learning Grid.

English Home Learning Grid- The Snail and the Whale

 

Year 1 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Fractions. It is important that at such a young age this is done very practically and using language such as sharing and equally. Please see the learning grid below.

Year 1 Maths Home Learning Grid- fractions

Alongside the Learning Grid we have attached some guidance.

Year 1 White Rose Fractions Guidance

Recipe for Play dough – Please don’t worry if you can’t make play dough, there is an alternative activity on the grid!

Please also see below for useful links to songs and games to assist your child in their learning.

Fractions Super Mover https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-fractions-with-joe-tracini/zmjy2sg

Counting in 2’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxvNtrcDIs

Counting in 10’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7stosHbZZZg

Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s 100 square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

In order to keep children recalling know facts, you could also complete a daily fluent in five activity please see below.

Fluent in Five – Year 1 – Summer Week 3

Fluent in Five – Year 1 – Summer Week 4

 

Year 2 Maths

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Length and Height. Please find the learning grid below- all of the activities are practical and in order to access the learning you do not need to print anything. There is however, a link for a printable ruler if you do not have a ruler at home.

Year 2 Maths Home Learning Grid – length and height

Alongside the grid, we have attached some guidance and supporting documents.

Year 2 White Rose Guidance

Printable Ruler

Please also see below for useful links to songs that will assist your child in their learning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-length-height/zdrx92p

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-measurement-with-max-and-Harvey/zdv2cqt

Here are some games too.

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

https://www.splashlearn.com/measurement-games-for-2nd-graders

 

In order to keep children recalling know facts, you could also complete a daily fluent in five activity please see below.

Fluent in Five – Year 2 – Summer Week 3

Fluent in Five – Year 2 – Summer Week 4

Topic 

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Through our Science activities, we will be looking at every day materials and their uses.

Through our Science activities, we will be looking at every day materials and their uses.

In Geography, we will naming the countries of the UK and locating the continents of the world using a map.

In Art, we will be using a variety of materials to create our own sculptures and in music, we will be using the theme of ‘water’ to explore sound and dynamics.

In History we will be looking at the seaside in the past and and in the present day- looking for similarities and differences.

In PSHE we will be looking at safety and keeping safe in the sunshine or near the sea.

Please pick a different activity from the grid below to do daily.

Topic grid

Here are some supporting documents:

Pinwheel Template

Umbrella investigation

The Victorian Seaside

 

Update: 17.04.20

Welcome to Summer Term!

Our topic for this half term is ‘The Seaside’!

Here you will find a variety of activity grids for your child to access. Each day you should be selecting an English, Maths and Topic activity to complete. Below is a revised example of the timetable, don’t forget that daily reading and practising your phonics and spelling is very important too, please see below for useful websites. We will continue to plan on this format and update the activity grids every two weeks. Spellings will be updated on Spelling Shed weekly.

Please remember to email us with pictures and videos of all the exciting learning you are doing at home as we miss you very much and love to see what you and your families are doing.

Take care, stay safe and we will hopefully see you very soon.

Lots of love

The Infant Team xx

 

Useful websites:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb

English 

Our Topic this half term is The Seaside!

To start off, we are going to be looking at the book ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.

Please read the story to or with your child, before completing any of the activities on the learning grid. You will find the story here The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Book

Below is the English Learning Grid.

English home learning grid. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

We have also attached a PowerPoint all about lighthouses, some colouring activities, and story cut outs to make your own puppets.                                   

lighthouse facts powerpoint

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch Word Mat

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch Colouring Sheets

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch Story Cut-Outs

 

Year 1 Maths 

Over the next few weeks year 1 will be looking at Multiplication and Division. It is important that at such a young age this is done very practically and using language such as grouping and sharing. Please see the learning grid below.

Year 1 Maths Home Learning Grid – Multiplication and Division

Alongside the Learning Grid we have attached some guidance and supporting documents.

Year 1 Array Support

Year 1 Word Problem Support

Year 1 Multiplication and division – White Rose Maths guidance

Year 1 100 square

Please also see below for useful links to songs and games to assist your child in their learning.

Counting in 10’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7stosHbZZZg

Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s 100 square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Doubling Number Blocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4jkq/numberblocks-series-2-double-trouble

 

In order to keep children recalling know facts, you could also complete a daily fluent in five activity please see below.

Fluent in Five – Year 1 – Summer Week 1

Fluent in Five – Year 1 – Summer Week 2

 

Year 2 Maths 

Over the next few weeks year 2 will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. Please see the Learning Grid below.

Year 2 Maths Home Learning Grid – Shape

Alongside the Learning Grid we have attached some guidance and supporting documents.

Year 2 Shape – White Rose Maths guidance

Year 2 – sorting 2D shapes

year 2 – sorting 2D shapes challenge cards

year 2 – sorting 3D shapes challenge cards

Year 2 – shape properties poster

year 2 – recognising 2D shapes on the faces of 3D shapes challenge cards 

Please also see below for useful links to songs and games to assist your child in their learning.

Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-2d-shapes-with-radzi/zvfjbdm

 

weblinks  learning videos and games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6

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

http://www.maths-games.org/shape-games.html

 

In order to keep children recalling know facts, you could also complete a daily fluent in five activity please see below.

Fluent in Five – Year 2 – Summer Week 1

Fluent in Five – Year 2 – Summer Week 2

 

Topic 

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Through our science activities, we will be looking at every day materials and their uses.

In Geography, we will naming the countries of the UK and locating the continents of the world using a map.

In art, we will be using a variety of materials to create our own sculptures and in music, we will be using the theme of ‘water’ to explore sound and dynamics.

Please pick a different activity from the grid below to do daily.

Topic Home Learning Grid – The Seaside

 

 

 

 

 

Hello!

Well done on completing your second week of home learning! We are sure you are all having a lovely time with your grown-ups at home, we have loved seeing and hearing about what you have got up to! Have a little look at “Our home learning gallery” page to see if you can spot yourself or some of your friends.

As you will be coming to the end of your current learning grid and it is coming up to Easter, we have made a brilliant Easter activity grid which can be found here:Easter Activity Grid.

Extra links to help you with some of the activities on the grid –

Saving Easter Story

Brenda’s Boring Egg Story

Another great Easter activity is Easter yoga, by our favourite yoga instructor Jamie from Cosmic kids Yoga!

If you have a favourite pose don’t forget to take a picture of it and send it to us so that we can all have a try too!

We are missing you lots, keep up the great work and stay safe.

Lots of love,

The Infants Team  x

 

New- 26/03/20 Hello to you all! We hope you have enjoyed your first week of home learning – hopefully, you’ve been able to complete some of the suggested activities from the learning grids, carried out some online learning and made the most of the beautiful sunshine whenever possible.

Don’t forget that for your week 2 learning, there are still lots of ideas and daily tasks can be found on the website, as well as the handy time table for you to plan your learning. New online resources are always popping up to help us at home so we thought we would share some extra links for you access below too. Remember, you have Spelling Shed and Bug Club to access as you would normally be doing and these will be updated weekly

Love from the Infants Team x

A note from Infant Team

New- 27/03/20 Infants Newsletter 27.3.20

Typical Timetable Year 1 and 2

New link- 26/03/20 Twinkl is a great website with thousands of resources and parent guides for all year groups and all subjects. They are kindly offering a free subscription to parents at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can sign up using the code ‘PARENTSTWINKLHELPS’.

English

This half term we have been focusing on our sentence structure. This includes ensuring we are using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We have looked at including different word classes in our writing such as; verbs, nouns and adjectives.

Please select three activities to complete from the English grid per week.                     

Year 2 parents, please be aware that each child has been sent home with a blue pen to edit and improve their own work. Year 2 blue pens

New- 26/03/20 We would love to see some of your writing so please send us pictures of what you have been up to! Year 2’s, if you have done some super editing we want to see that too.

Phonics

Please access spelling shed and phonics play for online spelling games.

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Year 1 phonics phases can be found in the front of your child’s partnership book please consolidate sounds from phase 3-5. This could be by playing games such as eye spy, rhyming games, word hunts etc.

Year 2 can consolidate spelling rules learnt in a similar manner.

 

Reading

There is still an expectation that children will read every day and fill in their partnership book. A reminder that each child in KS1 has a reading buddy that was sent home last term. This is a great opportunity to read some of your favourite books as a family, your school books or access the online reading scheme at:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

For reading comprehension, please select two activities from the reading grid per week.

New link- 26/03/20 A story every day at 11am from David Walliams. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

 

Maths

Year 1 – This half term year 1 have been focusing on numbers to 50. This includes place value of numbers and how they are made up of tens and ones as well as the addition and subtraction of numbers within 50. We have been comparing numbers using language such as greater than, less than and equal to. We have also looked at length, height, weight and measure using non-standard unit’s e.g measuring with cubes teddies etc.

Year 2- This half term year 2 have consolidated their knowledge of numbers to 100. We have looked at adding and subtracting two 2 digit numbers, multiplied and divided numbers by 2,3,5 and 10, learnt about fractions of numbers and shapes as well as developing our knowledge of telling the time to 5 minutes and solving problems involving money.

Please select 3 activities to complete per week from the maths grid.

Fluent in five activities can be found below. We will update these each week.

Week 1: Week beginning 23/03/20

Fluent in Five – Year 1 – Week 1           Fluent in Five – Year 2 – Week 1

Week 2: Week beginning 30/03/20

Fluent in Five – Year 1 – Week 2          Fluent in Five – Year 2 – Week 2

Playing games or enjoying content on the following online platforms can help to consolidate your children’s maths fluency.

https://www.mathshed.com/

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

New link- 26/03/20 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Year 1/2 to focus on the activities suggested on the maths grids.

 

Topic

This half term we have been learning all about dinosaurs! We have looked at different kinds of dinosaur, when they lived and what they eat. Through our science lessons, we have been looking at different animal groups and food chains. In computing, we created dinosaur drawings on the computer. In art, we have been using recycled materials to create our own dino sculptures and in music, we have been learning about pitch and pace.

Please select 1 activity for each subject from the topic grid to complete per week.

Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures is a lovely, short programme with lots of factual information about dinosaurs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/andys-dinosaur-adventures

New link- 26/03/20 Free virtual Tours of World Museums, Educational Sites and Galleries.  Check out explore.org live to see live footage of animals and birds, or take a trip around the National History Museum, for example! https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/

New link- 26/03/20 Have a little look at these live webcams from Edinburgh zoo. Our favourite is the Panda Cam. Can you draw what you have seen in your home learning book? Can you write us a sentence about what you have seen?https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

New link- 26/03/20 https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround Newsround- keeping children up to date with the world around them and creating opportunities to talk about news with children

 

PE

Being active is very important to us, children like to take active breaks and love PE in school. Here are some handy links to help your child keep moving.

Cosmic Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Just Dance https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChIjW4BWKLqpojTrS_tX0mg

Joe Wicks – 5 minute moves kids workout  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

 

History

As school closure is unprecedented we have sent each child home with a yellow diary and ask that children take the time to fill this in daily as in years to come this will be considered a small piece of history.

Diary insert

New- 26/03/20 Don’t forget to keep us updated with all the things you have been doing at home, we miss you and would love to hear from you! Send us lots of photos and keep in touch via admin@stpeters.ycway.uk. We will put some of your photos on the website too so that you can see what your friends have been doing at home! Don’t forget we are here, so please use this email address to send any questions or queries you may have, we are here to help.

Please find hard copies of the learning grids sent home with children below.

Year 1 and 2 Home Learning

 

Year 1/2 Gallery

Here we will upload any pictures that you send to us. We can’t wait to see what you have all been up to!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 2017

We have done so many exciting and interesting things and have learnt many new skills. We started off learning about ourselves and where we live.

Ourselves

Exploring the sense of touch

Exploring our sense of sight

Exploring our sense of smell

Harvest Festival

Exploring our sense of hearing

describing ourselves and others

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After half term we thought about light and dark and enjoyed lots of stories about the dark.

Light and dark

Performing fireworks poetry

Learning about electrical cucuits

A strange egg appeared in the EYFS shed over the weekend. We had no idea where it came from so we became reporters and investigators.

The Egg

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Friday 7th April

Key Stage One turned their hands to baking today! We have been learning about instructions and how to write them, so we decided to write some instructions for making hot cross buns. On Friday we followed our instructions and made our very own hot cross buns. They looked amazing and tasted even better! The smell wafting through the Key Stage One classrooms was so lovely. We hope you all have a lovely Easter and we will see you again on Tuesday 25th April.

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Friday 24th March 2017

Key Stage One have been busy scientists this week. We have carried out some fantastic investigations which have involved lots of changes. We found out what happened when we add water to cornflour and we observed the reaction that occurs that happens when we mix bicarbonate of soda and vinegar! We also saw what happened when we used kitchen roll to mix colours together.

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Friday 10th March 2017

Today we had a very important visitor! Samuel Pepys came to tell us all about what life was like living in London when the Great Fire happened. He read parts of his diary to us. We learnt that he used to write his diary in a secret code called shorthand, which meant no-one would be able to read what he had written. He told us about how he saved some of his precious objects from the fire and we had a go at putting the fire out by using a water chain.

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Friday 3rd March 2017

Yesterday was World Book Day. We came to school dressed up as our favourite book characters and we looked amazing! During the day, we enjoyed talking about who we had come as, and we loved reading our special books. Well done to all of you for all your efforts, you looked fantastic.

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Friday 17th February 2017

What a busy half term we have had in Key Stage One. Our collage Paddington’s look fantastic! In PE we have been linking sequences of movements together and have been working on our balances. To help us with our writing, we learnt the Makaton signs to the Paddington story. In PSHE we have been learning about keeping ourselves healthy. We have talked about our feelings and  have been showing how to be a good friend. Have a lovely half term everyone, we will see you back at school on Monday 27th February.

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Friday 27th January 2017

Brrrrrrr. We’ve been very busy this week. It has been writing week and we have been reading the book ‘The Snowy Day’. On Monday we read the story and used some Makaton signs to help us remember the words. We have then planned and written our own stories. As well as lots of writing, we have been enjoying lots of other chilly activities. In Science, we have observed ice over time. We were trying to find out if smaller things took longer to melt. We have also done some snowy art, inspired by the pictures in the book.

 


Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday.

Well done to everyone for a fantastic Nativity. You were fabulous!