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Home Learning 6/7/20 




























Hi Killigarth,

I hope you have had a good week and are all keeping well and safe. We have been having fun in school but we are really missing our friends.

Thank you once again for the photos you have been sending and for continuing to work so hard with your home learning, I do love seeing and hearing about what you have been doing,  you're working so hard, well done! This week’s home learning grid is attached at the bottom of this blog, which also has the separate phonics planning at the bottom.

Reading: What books have you read this week? Have you had any read to you? Have you had any books you have found really exciting? Remember to continue looking at your sounds and tricky words. As we say in class, when we read, lots of magic happens!

Phonics: Have a go at practising these sounds: ur, oi, ow, ear, air  Can you read these words?: burn, fur, burst, spoil, join, coin, beard, tear, fear, hair, stairs, pair.

This week Mrs G has written a message for you:
"I just want to say hello to you all and I am missing your happy, smiling faces. I'm guessing you have all grown a bit! I have enjoyed looking after your plants for you, and the carrots were small but very tasty!! Your sunflowers have grown too and they make me smile when I see them every morning!"


I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Keep safe and well.
Love from Mrs Counsell and Mrs G.

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Home Learning 29/6/20 

Hi Killigarth,

I hope you have had a good week and have been enjoying the beautiful weather! We have been having fun in school but we are really missing our friends.

Thank you once again for the photos you have been sending and for continuing to work so hard with your home learning, I do love seeing and hearing about what you have been doing. A special thank you goes to Everly for your 'Message in a Bottle' we received for the class, we enjoying seeing what you are doing at home. Also, thank you to Henry, your pirate ship model made me smile and you're working so hard on your writing, well done! 

This week’s home learning grid is attached at the bottom of this blog, which also has the separate phonics planning at the bottom.

Reading:
What books have you read this week? Have you had any read to you? Have you had any books you have found really exciting? Remember to continue looking at your sounds and tricky words. As we say in class, when we read, lots of magic happens!

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Love from Mrs Counsell and Mrs G.

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Learning at Home 22/6/20 

Hello Killigarth Class!

We hope you are all safe and well at home. 

Thank you for your photos of your home learning, we have loved seeing what you've been up to.

It has been a busy week in school. We have had some of the Reception children back but we are really missing those who aren't with us. 

We hope you are enjoying the Pirates Love Underpants story. Please find below this week's learning grid which includes more pirate fun! We have planned some exciting activities and can't wait to see photos of them. 

Reading: What books have you read this week? Have you had any read to you? Have you had any books you have found really exciting?Remember to continue looking at your sounds and tricky words. As we say in class, when we read, lots of magic happens!

Finally... Virtual Schools Game Week Being active plays a large part of our learning over the next couple of weeks. Health and wellbeing at this difficult time is so important and June is usually when Sport England launch their Cornwall School Games event. It's a nationwide initiative (sectioned into regions) where schools compete and children get a chance to showcase their skills in a range of sports. In light of our current climate, Sport England have organised a 'Virtual' School Games during the week 22nd June - 26th June 2020 and it looks really exciting. It's a chance for all children, in school and learning from home, to take part in activities such as Boccia, Tennis, Volleyball, Dance and Athletics, competing alongside their friends and supporting our school. Information will be sent out to you and a link to the website with more details, activity cards and demo videos explaining each activity is attached. I have planned practice time for each of the activities on your grid and then left Friday afternoon free for you to focus on the ones you are interested in taking part in. You can do all or as many as you like. This is something you and your household can do together. Why not Zoom or Skype another family member and do it at the same time - who can do the most repetitions? http://www.activecornwall.org/cornwallschoolgames/the-virtual-games.

Here is Mrs Counsell's email: ecounsell@polperroprimary.co.uk

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Home Learning with Killigarth Class 

Home Learning 15/6/20

Hello Everyone

I do hope you are all well and safe. It has been lovely to see photos of all your giant themed activities this week. I want to know how difficult it is to walk in your giant feet? Did you keep tripping over? They all look brilliant so well done.

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be looking at Pirates so we look forward to seeing many exciting projects and creations. My challenge this week to you is can you send a picture of you dressed as a pirate? 

As you all will know school is opening on Monday for reception and Mrs Hillman has sent you more details about this.  If for whatever reason you have decided not to send your child back, we are still going to be continuing with the weekly blog and work for you to do at home. 

I (Mrs Fernie) am very sad that my time with you as Killigarth Class came to a very abrupt end in March.  It has been such a joy to see you all grow and learn throughout the year and I loved our Outdoor Learning cooking sessions and the way you were all willing to try new things.  It was wonderful to see you all learn so much and flourish in those 2 terms, but sadly and excitedly due to being 37 weeks pregnant, I am about to go on Maternity Leave and am unable return before the baby is due.   When allowed I will pop in to see you all with the baby and will look forward to my return next year. Please do keep updating me on what you are doing through the email below. I love seeing your learning and WOW moments as I know Mrs Counsell does too, so don't stop. 

Reading: What books have you read this week? Have you had any read to you? I have just finished reading 'The Famous Five' to one of my children and we were so gripped we ended up reading the last 3 chapters in one go! Have you had any books you have been super keen to find out the ending? Remember to continue looking at your sounds and tricky words. As we say in class, when we read, lots of magic happens! Can you tell your grown ups at home what the magic is? Here is a link to a Facebook Live story reading of A Squash and a Squeeze, one of my favourite books so why dont you have a look at. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3134033283326152

Reminder: We are keen to add any learning you have done at home to our Facebook page and Weekly Blog so if you have decided for whatever reason not to return back just yet please do keep taking photos and emailing them over to us any do or time. Tapestry also is still live so please feel free to add your children's WOW moments on there for us to see. We check it regularly and would love to see their personal accomplishments.

Finally... 
Virtual Schools Game Week Being active plays a large part of our learning over the next couple of weeks. Health and wellbeing at this difficult time is so important and June is usually when Sport England launch their Cornwall School Games event. It's a nationwide initiative (sectioned into regions) where schools compete and children get a chance to showcase their skills in a range of sports. In light of our current climate, Sport England have organised a 'Virtual' School Games during the week 22nd June - 26th June 2020 and it looks really exciting. It's a chance for all children, in school and learning from home, to take part in activities such as Boccia, Tennis, Volleyball, Dance and Athletics, competing alongside their friends and supporting our school. Information will be sent out to you and a link to the website with more details, activity cards and demo videos explaining each activity is attached. I have planned practice time for each of the activities on your grid and then left Friday afternoon free for you to focus on the ones you are interested in taking part in. You can do all or as many as you like. This is something you and your household can do together. Why not Zoom or Skype another family member and do it at the same time - who can do the most repetitions? http://www.activecornwall.org/cornwallschoolgames/the-virtual-games
Here’s a reminder of our emails: 
ecounsell@polperroprimary.co.uk    afernie@polperroprimary.co.uk
Love from Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie and Mrs G. xx


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Home Learning 2/6/20 

Welcome Back!! 

Hi Killigarth Class, 

We hope you are all well and keeping safe. The weather has been amazing and we expect you have been enjoying the sunshine!

This week we start a new enquiry which is all about our home County, it is ‘What’s all the fuss about Cornwall?’ We will be providing the weekly home learning grid as previous weeks which is attached at the bottom of this blog. It’s a lovely opportunity to explore our beautiful county so we will have a weekly focus. We will be learning about some of Cornish history, food and what makes it a special place to live.

This week’s focus is 'What and where in the World is Cornwall?'   We’ve attached the phonics planning at the bottom of the grid along with a powerpoint link for Monday’s session. Also you will find sentence of the day but please feel free to make up your own and use it as a reference instead of printing it off, if it’s easier!

Below are our email addresses. We are really looking forward to seeing what you are up to, not just learning but also please send us photos of any WOW moments: losing a tooth, learning to ride a bike without stabilisers, doing up your shoe laces, making Mummy or Daddy a cup of tea! The list is endless! Stay safe, enjoy the sun and we will see you soon.

Love from Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie and Mrs G. Xxx

ecounsell@polperrprimary.co.uk                  afernie@polperroprimary.co.uk

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Home Learning 18/5/20 

Hi Killigarth Class,

Well here we are at the end of another week of home learning! It’s going so fast. We do hope you’re well and have been enjoying the sunny weather we’ve been having this week.

Thank you again for all of your home learning photos, once again we’ve had seen so many fantastic learning activities happening at home with your family. It’s great! Keep it up. As ever, we can not include everyone’s photos on this blog.

This week will be our last week on our Ocean enquiry. We are going to be continuing with ‘How can we look after our Ocean?’ We hope your under the sea creations are coming on and we look forward to seeing them soon. Please let us know how your ‘pollution in a jar’ is coming along.

Attached below is this week’s learning grid in the same format as previous weeks, use it as a menu and work through what you can, when you can, as we all have our own ongoing family situations.

Please continue to email us when you can. We really enjoy seeing your home learning!

We can't wait to see you all again whenever that may be. 
Here’s a reminder of our emails: ecounsell@polperroprimary.co.uk    afernie@polperroprimary.co.uk

Love from Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie and Mrs G. 

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Home Learning 11/5/2020 

Dear Killigarth Class,

Hello again. We hope you have enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend and have enjoyed celebrating VE Day.

We would like to say a big thank you again for all of the fantastic photos you have been sending us of your home learning, keep them coming. We have attached some with the blog, but as you can imagine it’s hard to include everyone’s. Attached below is this week’s learning grid.

We have included an art project which you can work on from now up to half term. We would love it if you could take photos of it. Details of the challenge are on the learning grid below.

Phonics: we hope you are enjoying the YouTube lessons. They’re good for recapping as we can’t be together in the classroom at the moment. This week there are some trigraphs to revisit.

Reading: Remember to continue looking at your sounds and tricky words. As we say in class, when we read, lots of magic happens! Can you tell your grown ups at home what the magic is? Here is a link to a Facebook Live story read of The Snail and the Whale, for you to have a look at. www.facebook.com/events/255389875651898/

Reminder: Tapestry is still live so please feel free to add your children's WOW moments on there for us to see. We check it regularly and would love to see their personal accomplishments.

Stay safe, keep smiling and in the words of Vera Lynn ‘We’ll meet again’!

Here are our emails: ecounsell@polperroprimary.co.uk      afernie@polperroprimary.co.uk



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Home Learning 4/5/20 

Seal Week: 4 May 2020

Dear Killigarth Class,

We hope you are all safe and well and have been able to enjoy your daily exercise in between the showers. 

We have been so amazed with the home learning you have been doing this week. We have received so many photos and emails which is so great. We look forward to seeing more this week. Unfortunately, we are unable to post everyone's photos, however here is a small selection of what you have been learning. Thank you and well done. 

This week is slightly different. If we were at school we would have been going on a school trip to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. However, this will still be happening, only virtually! We invite you to visit the website and have a look around. What can you find out about seals? Can you make a seal habitat? Can you write a fact file about seals? How creative can you be? Attached at the bottom of this blog is a workbook from the website and it has some activities which are planned into our learning grid and some extra for you to try. They also have a Facebook which might be worth looking at for more information. 

Friday 8th May is the VE Day Bank Holiday therefore we have not planned anything specific but attached are some activities you may like to try.  

Reading: This week I have been enjoying reading at bedtime and throughout the day again. I had forgotten how much I enjoy it and how relaxing it is. I would like it if you could share your reading photos with me? What different places can you find yourself reading in? Who can you read to in your home or garden? 
Remember, it doesn't have to be your reading book, it can be anything: a magazine, Ebook, comic, encyclopedia, atlas, anything that you may enjoy. I look forward to receiving them. Thank you, Mrs Counsell. 

Phonics: As last week, your phonics sessions will be on the Letters and Sounds YouTube page, the phonics overview with additional, optional activities is at the bottom of the learning grid. 

Here is a link which is recommended www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bmd70/get-well-soon-coronavirus 
Dr Ranj and his friend Jobi explain a bit more about the Coronavirus in a safe way for reception age children. 

Mindfulness:
Attached below is a Self-Care Kit Produced by the Sheffield Children's NHS. It has some lovely activities which may open up discussions about what is happening at the moment and how children may be feeling. 

So, please stay well and continue to have fun with your family, enjoy the sunshine and please send us photos of what you are doing. 

We miss you and will see all of your smiley faces again soon.

Love from 
Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie and Mrs G. 

Our emails: ecounsell@polperroprimary.co.uk         afernie@polperroprimary.co.uk



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Home Learning 27/4/20 

Hi Killigarth Class,
We hope you are all well and have been able to get out in the sunshine. 

Thank you to everyone who has been sending us photos of their work, it's so lovely hear from you and to see what you have been doing and showing us your learning. Thank you to Nuala for sharing with us her underwater picture this week.
Here's a reminder of our email addresses:
ecounsell@polperroprimary.co.uk
afernie@polperroprimary.co.uk

This week we will be continuing with our question 'What creatures live in The Ocean? 
The learning grid is attached below and we hope is working well for everyone at home. We welcome any feedback on this.
We've kept it practical, hands on and flexible, with learning activities that can be adjusted to enjoy outside. 

Phonics:
This week we are having a recap of the sounds the children have previously learnt in school, so it is slightly different from the previous weeks. Please see below for the parents' letter advising how the sessions will work. It looks really exciting because there are celebrities and recognisable TV presenters doing the lessons. Please let us know how it is going with you and how your child is getting on. We expect it to continue if it is a success. 

Reading:
Below are some helpful reading things Mrs Counsell has found out this week, it may help with your child's reading and add a different element to the reading time you share together.

Please continue to read 15-20 minutes per day. This can include any book you have at home, talk about the stories/texts you are reading together, ask simple questions to allow children to demonstrate their comprehension of the text, talk about unfamiliar words in the text and have a guess at what they might mean. 

Amazon is offering a 30 day trial on Audible – audiobooks. If you sign up you can listen to these stories on any device if you download the app.
If you are successful we would like you to listen to Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharing-a-Shell/dp/B002SPXBJ2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=sharing+a+shell&qid=1587671756&s=books&sr=1-1


and.. Tiddler by Julia Donaldson: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tiddler/dp/B00K3FGF7Y/ref=sxbs_sxwdsstvp?crid=1VRADQ9SU1JLD&cv_ct_cx=seaside+books+for+children&dchild=1&keywords=seaside+books+for+children&pd_rd_i=B00K3FGF7Y&pd_rd_r=521dd0d3-bc2b-4889-b35e-c5c9e6c7f71c&pd_rd_w=mjIKZ&pd_rd_wg=vNr5i&pf_rd_p=d9b87ec0-c7c2-464c-b8a6-2e7b5576127a&pf_rd_r=9K87JJX10PQDD41MTR4Y&psc=1&qid=1587671845&s=books&sprefix=seaside+books+%2Caudible%2C147&sr=1-1-718396de-69ac-46a0-9195-9669ab0086b2

We would love it if you could share with us how you get on with it. 

Also,
www.oxfordowl.co.uk  - highly recommended for E-Books - accessible on tablets and phones. 
Every night at 6.30pm - Cornwall Family Information Service are offering a bedtime story read by local story tellers and celebrities. 

Maths:
As before we recommend you watching Numberblocks with your child on Cbeebies IPlayer. It is helpful for understanding how different numbers are made and it is fun to watch! 

Carol Vorderman, the Queen of Countdown has her own website, it looks very good and is free: www.themathsfactor.com

Competition Time
Bridge Schools, in collaboration with the National Trust, have created a writing and illustration competition for primary aged children learning at home. It is an open-ended writing and illustrating for a real-life purpose task with a change to foster an appreciation for the beautiful wildlife all around us. The prize will be a day out with the rangers when things are back to normal. There are 2 age categories (R-2 and 3-6) and we are looking for 5 winners in each category. For more information and how to enter, see the flyer attached below the blog.

As ever, please remember to have some essential family time during these strange weeks, stay safe and have fun.
We look forward to hearing from you this week.

Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie and Mrs G. 
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Home Learning 20/4/20 

Hi Killigarth Class,

Please check out our Facebook page as there is a very important post about the butterflies that Mrs G has nurtured so beautifully and set them free into the natural habitat this week! Thank you Mrs G. 

Welcome to home learning week 2. Last week, we were so thrilled to receive so many emails and photos of what everyone is doing! Thank you and well done. We look forward to what this week brings. The learning grid is attached along with any resources mentioned in the planning to use. Along with 'A sentence a day' for all five days. We hope the grid is easy to use and provides you with a selection of learning opportunities for building on your child's previously learnt skills and developing their interest in this enquiry. Please email us with any queries - we are only an email away. 

In addition to the planned EYFS areas:
Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading! Remember there is an online website where you can access and read free ebooks for under 12s. All you need to do is to log in as a parent. (Access is free for 30 days). https://www.getepic.com  We also recommend this website where you can access a range of book banded books that you can read together on a tablet or phone: www.oxfordowl.co.uk. 

Attached at the bottom of this page is a PowerPoint story called 'Starry-Eyed-Stan' - every week we will attach or post a link to a story we recommend related to our enquiry.

Writing and Phonics: Please continue to go through your child's sound cards and tricky words from their bookbags. At the bottom of the curriculum plan you will find a weekly phonics plan and the sounds we've learnt for you to add to your child's collection. This is structured in a way that is familiar to the children. Please email us with any questions. We know this can be daunting. As before we recommend the games and activities on this website: www.phonicsplay.com.

May we just take this opportunity to say how much we miss you all and how we hope we will be back together soon.
Learning is very important but so is family time. Enjoy your time together as a family, stay safe and have fun.

Love from 
Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie and Mrs G. 




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