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Home Learning 13.07.20 

Home Learning 13/07/20

Hello Penhallow class! I hope you have all had another great week. Only one more week to go until the summer holidays! 

Thank you to everybody who has been sending me their work. The work I have chosen for the blog this week is Wyatt's fantastic pirate ship and Ivy's delicious pirate picnic. Thank you to everyone else who has sent me work this week. I love seeing all of your creative ideas so please keep sending me pictures!

This week, our focus question is: 'Five Reasons Why I Love Living in Cornwall' (I can think of lots already!) We will be thinking about everything we have learned already and how it makes Cornwall such a special place. In English, you will have a choice between making a poster or writing your own advert for Cornwall! In maths, we will be consolidating everything we have learned this year with different problems every day.  

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practise. Keep it up!

Phonics: If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please continue watching the daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. This week will start with lesson 56.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using Numbots: https://numbots.com/

Have fun and keep safe!

Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk

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Home Learning 6.7.20 

Home Learning 6.7.20

Hello Penhallow class! I hope you have all had another great week.

Thank you to everybody who has been sending me their work. The work I have chosen for the blog this week is Wyatt's seaside collage and Daisy's Victorian thaumatrope. Thank you to everyone else who has sent me work this week. I love seeing all of your creative ideas so please keep sending me pictures!

This week, our focus question is: 'Did Pirates Roam the Cornish Sea?' We will be learning about the history of pirates, investigating the best material to use to build a pirate ship and creating our own pirate meal to avoid scurvy! In English, we will be learning some pirate vocabulary and writing our own wanted posters. Maths this week is all online via Oak Academy, and we will be focusing on calculation strategies. 

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practise. Keep it up!

Phonics: If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please continue watching the daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. This week will start with lesson 51.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/
If this is your first week using these lessons, there is a helpful introduction video for parents called 'Handy guide to our Phonics lessons' as well as an introductory video for the Year 1 lessons. Please start at Year 1 Lesson 1 and watch one video a day.

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using Numbots: https://numbots.com/

Have fun and keep safe!

Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk

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Home Learning 29/06/20 

Home Learning 29/06/20

Hello Penhallow class! I hope you have all had another great week.

Thank you to everybody who has been sending me their work. The work I have chosen for the blog this week is Wyatt's creative Cornish pasty and his beautiful stargazey pie, Daisy's rock man 'Rocky' and Jack G's plan from last week on how to trap a Cornish giant. (I think it might work to trap a few of us too!) Thank you to everyone else who has sent me work this week. I love seeing all of your creative ideas so please keep sending me pictures!

This week, our focus question is: 'Why is mining important to Cornish history?' We will be learning about the history of mining in Cornwall as well as looking at a period of time when mining in Cornwall was a very big industry and over half the world's tin came from mining - the 1900s. We will be finding out how life was different for children in the Victorian era and making our own Victorian thaumatropes! In English, we will be writing a diary entry from a miner and in maths we will be focusing on measurement - mass and temperature.

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practise. Keep it up!

Phonics: If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please continue watching the daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. This week will start with lesson 46. https://www.youtube.com/channel/ If this is your first week using these lessons, there is a helpful introduction video for parents called 'Handy guide to our Phonics lessons' as well as an introductory video for the Year 1 lessons. Please start at Year 1 Lesson 1 and watch one video a day.

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using Numbots: https://numbots.com/


Have fun and keep safe!

Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk 

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Home Learning 22.06.20 

Home Learning 22.06.20

Well done for another fantastic week of home learning, Penhallow! 

Thank you to everybody who has been sending me their work. I've been sent some fantastic work again this week! This week I have been particularly impressed by Daisy, Wyatt and Rosie who have all sent me an amazing amount of super work. Thank you to everyone else who has sent me work this week. I love seeing all of your creative ideas so please keep sending me pictures!

This week, our focus question is: 'What is your favourite Cornish food?' We will be learning about Cornish pasties, cream teas and Cornish fairings. Which foods have you tried? What was your favourite? In English, we will be writing recipes to make our favourite foods and in maths we will be continuing our learning about money. 

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practise. Keep it up!

Phonics: If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please continue watching the daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. This week will start with lesson 41.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/
If this is your first week using these lessons, there is a helpful introduction video for parents called 'Handy guide to our Phonics lessons' as well as an introductory video for the Year 1 lessons. Please start at Year 1 Lesson 1 and watch one video a day.

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using Numbots: https://numbots.com/

CORNWALL VIRTUAL SCHOOL GAMES

This week is the first Cornwall Virtual School Games! All children in school will be taking part across the week and because it is virtual, you can still take part at home! There will be an opening ceremony video at 10am on Monday 22nd June on the Cornwall School Games Facebook page or Active Cornwall YouTube Channel (see link on document attached)

Attached (Virtual School Games) is the document showing you the different activites on each day and how to get involved. It will be up to parents/carers to fill in the results form each day. Each day’s challenges will begin at 10am with an email sent to all schools registered. We will put this link on our school Facebook page each day for you. Results must be submitted by 9am the following day on the specific day’s link so please don’t forget to fill it!

Bonus points’ can be achieved for any of the following and should be added to your total points and submitted through the results sheet.

a. 1 point for every family member and year group teacher who tries the challenge

b. 1 point for completing it in fancy dress

c. 1 point for a communication (video/email etc..) sent to the school or speaking to a teacher if in school telling them how you have engaged with one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning & Give

For more information, check out the Cornwall School Games Facebook Page, the Active Cornwall Website or watch the following video on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTCzGbKj1BM&feature=youtu.be

If you have any questions about the Virtual School Games then please email erandle@polperroprimary.co.uk

GOOD LUCK with the games - have a go and have some fun!

Have fun and keep safe!

Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk



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Home Learning 15/06/20 

Home Learning 15/06/20

Hello again Penhallow class! I hope you have all had another fantastic week. It has been so lovely being back at school with some Year Ones but I am missing everyone who is still learning at home!

Thank you to everybody who has been sending me their work. The work I have chosen for the blog this week is:Jack G's pobel vean in the house he has made out of cardboard and his times tables practice; Hamish's drawing of a goblin; Daisy's lego piskie.  Thank you to everyone else who has sent me work this week. I love seeing all of your creative ideas so please keep sending me pictures!

This week, our focus question is still 'Piskies and Giants: What are they?' This week our focus is on Giants! We will be looking at the BFG in English and focusing on money in maths. In our enquiry sessions, we will be learning about the giants Cormoran and Cormelian, making strongholds and learning about different types of rock in science. 

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

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practiec. Keep it up!

Phonics: If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please continue watching the daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. This week will start with lesson 36. https://www.youtube.com/channel/
If this is your first week using these lessons, there is a helpful introduction video for parents called 'Handy guide to our Phonics lessons' as well as an introductory video for the Year 1 lessons. Please start at Year 1 Lesson 1 and watch one video a day.

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using Numbots: https://numbots.com/

Mindfulness and Wellbeing: As well as the websites I have previously mentioned, I have attached some mindfulness colouring sheets to the blog. They contain positive affirmations like 'Thank you for being amazing' and 'I think you are wonderful'.

Have fun and keep safe!

Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk

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Home Learning 8/6/20 

Hello and welcome back Penhallow class! I hope you have all had another great week. I can't wait to see some of you back at school on Monday!

Thank you to everybody who has been sending me their work. The work I have chosen for the blog this week is Harry's scary drawing of the beast of Bodmin, Rosie's beautiful mermaid collage, a wonderful, comfy reading den (can you guess whose?) and Freddie's maths. Thank you to everyone else who has sent me work this week. I love seeing all of your creative ideas so please keep sending me pictures!

This week, our focus question is: 'Piskies and Giants: What are they?' This question will last two weeks and in the first week we will be focussing on Piskies! We will be looking at some different types of Cornish pobel vean (little people), designing our own pobel vean and making top trumps cards. In English, we will be learning about adverbs and writing charcater descriptions of our pobel vean. In maths, we are going to be focussing on times tables. 

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practise. Keep it up!

Phonics: If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please continue watching the daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. This week will start with lesson 31. https://www.youtube.com/channel/
If this is your first week using these lessons, there is a helpful introduction video for parents called 'Handy guide to our Phonics lessons' as well as an introductory video for the Year 1 lessons. Please start at Year 1 Lesson 1 and watch one video a day.

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using Numbots: https://numbots.com/

Mindfulness and Wellbeing: As well as the websites I have previously mentioned, there are some reflection activites to focus on the positive parts of the day on the Wilderness Foundation's website: 
https://wildernessfoundation.org.uk/reflecting-on-life-during-covid/

Have fun and keep safe!

Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk


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Home Learning 2/6/20 

Hello and welcome back! I hope you have all had a wonderful half term and have been enjoying the beautiful weather! 

Our new enquiry for this half term is: 'What's all that fuss about Cornwall?'.

Our question for this week is 'What and Where in the World is Cornwall?'. We will be looking at a map of the world and finding the UK and Cornwall. Then we will be looking at what makes Cornwall special including the myths and legends of Cornwall. English this week is all about reading! We will be making our own reading dens, writing instructions and a book review as well as doing lots of reading! In maths, we will be looking at position and direction including turns. You will even be able to dance along with a famous dance! 

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practise. Keep it up!

Phonics: If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please continue watching the daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. This week will start with lesson 26.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/
If this is your first week using these lessons, there is a helpful introduction video for parents called 'Handy guide to our Phonics lessons' as well as an introductory video for the Year 1 lessons. Please start at Year 1 Lesson 1 and watch one video a day.

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using Numbots: https://numbots.com/

Mindfulness and Wellbeing: As well as the websites I have previously mentioned, Cbeebies have released a mindulness app which has been developed with a mindfulness consultant and is voiced by Stephen Fry. You can read about here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/cbeebies-mindulness-app 

Have fun and keep safe!

Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk



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Half Term! 

It's Half Term!

Well done to everybody for all of your hard work this half term! We have learned a lot about our oceans and the animals that live there. I have loved seeing what you have all been up to so thank you to all of you who have sent me pictures! 

Have a lovely week and keep safe!


 


Home Learning 18.05.20 

Home Learning 18/05/20

Hello and welcome back Penhallow class! I hope you have all had another wonderful week and have been able to enjoy the lovely weather.

Thank you to everybody who has been sending me their work. The work I have chosen for the blog this week is a beautiful collage from Phoebe, Wyatt's incredible writing with lots of adjectives, Jack G's Mariana Trench art and Daisy's very cool pirate flag. Thank you to everyone else who has sent me work this week. I love seeing all of your creative ideas so please keep sending me pictures!

This week, our focus question is: 'What do sea creatures eat?' We will be learning about different types of plankton and creating our own food chain art. In English, we will learning about different sentence types, recapping adjectives and starting to write our own pirate adventure stories! In maths, we are going to be learning about halves and quarters, leading to making your own picnic on Friday which you can split into halves or quarters. 

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practise. Keep it up!

Phonics: If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please continue watching the daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. This week will start with lesson 16.  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/
If this is your first week using these lessons, there is a helpful introduction video for parents called 'Handy guide to our Phonics lessons' as well as an introductory video for the Year 1 lessons. Please start at Year 1 Lesson 1 and watch one video a day.

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using Numbots: https://numbots.com/

Mindfulness and Wellbeing: I had some great responses from families last week about the mindfulness and wellbeing resources on the blog. As well as the website from last week, this site might have some useful 10 minute activities to try: 
https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html
I particularly like their 'Coping Toolbox' idea from pack 1 which is all about helping your child to find ways to relax and cope during this difficult time. 

Have fun and keep safe! Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk

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Home Learning 11.05.20 

Home Learning 11.05.20

Hello again Penhallow class! I hope you have all had another good week.

Thank you to everybody who has been sending me their work. I have been so impressed again this week with the work you are all creating and how much time and effort you are putting into your learning. The work I have chosen for the blog this week is Jack C's Green Turtle fact file, Daisy's work on marine mammals and fish, Ashton's paper plate clock and Wyatt's clock made of stones. Thank you to everyone else who has sent me work this week. I love seeing all of your creative ideas so please keep sending me pictures!

This week, our focus question is: 'What is life like in the world's deepest ocean?'  We will be learning about the Mariana Trench and the animals that live there. In English, we will be learning about adjectives, describing characters and creating our own characters. In maths, we are going to continue learning about time using the incredible clocks you made last week! We will also be researching real life pirates and creating our own treasure maps. I can't wait to see what you all make this week! 

As well as this, please continue to practise reading, spellings/phonics and maths skills.

Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!

Spelling: If your child is in Mrs Evered or Mrs Robert's groups for spelling, please practise the spelling words on the Year 1/2 statutory word list below. Please spend between 10-20 minutes per day practising spellings. Ask your child to choose 2-4 words at a time to focus on and use the different strategies in the document below (Spelling Challenge Posters) to practise these. I have seen some great examples of your spelling practise. Keep it up!

Phonics: There is a series of daily online phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. Please continue watching one video a day: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/

If this is your first week using these lessons, there is a helpful introduction video for parents called 'Handy guide to our Phonics lessons' as well as an introductory video for the Year 1 lessons. Please start at Year 1 Lesson 1 and watch one video a day.

Maths: To consolidate learning please keep using mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/ and continue to play counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games using numbots: https://numbots.com/

Mindfulness and Wellbeing: I know that this is a very difficult time for a lot of us so I have found some mindfulness activities which I hope will help anyone who is feeling a bit overwhelmed. This is a great website which is updates regularly with lots of different ideas: 
https://wildernessfoundation.org.uk/mindfullness-zone/
I particularly like their 'Walk on the wild side' idea. It includes questions to think about while you are walking like: How many birds can you count? Are they all the same or are they different? Can you find every colour of the rainbow? 

I have also attached to this blog post instructions on how to make a 'Things to look forward to' jar. This might help anybody who is struggling at the moment by giving them lots of wonderful things to look forward to. 

Have fun and keep safe! 

Any questions, suggestions or worries please email me:

hchadwick@polperroprimary.co.uk

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