Our learning

Year 1/2 Home Learning

Dear Parent/Carers

Here is an overview of the learning that the children should be completing over the next two 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.

The infants team have sent your child home with a home learning book. Inside you will find a learning grid for English, Reading, Topic and Maths. Any work that is completed can be stored in this book and we are looking forward to seeing what you have been learning at home!

If school remains closed following the Easter holidays, more learning grids and information will be put on the website weekly. We will work with you to ensure the best for your children.

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!