Our whole school enquiry for the Summer Term is: WHAT'S ALL THAT COMMOTION IN OUR OCEANS?
If you can't wait until it begins - share this version of Treasure Island with someone https://www.getepic.com/app/read/41569
or create an underwater scene using a range of materials. (Email me any pictures).
Take care and stay safe
The information on this blog is for you to use to trial home learning with your child. As we are all getting used to this way of learning, please take this first week to try as many of these activities provided to find a way of learning at home that suits your circumstances.
After Easter we are looking forward to providing further support by posting learning videos which relate to the resources we have provided for you. We will be asking children to send in certain pieces of work so we can provide them feedback and help them to move their learning on in the way that they are used to.
To help you support your child to learn at home, here are some useful websites which link with our learning in Penhallow Class. We hope you can find time to learn alongside your child and opportunity to talk to them about their learning. We will continue to update the blog with new learning weekly (not in the Easter Holidays) and we all look forward to hearing about the children's learning when we see them again. Take care.
Miss Chadwick, Mrs Pickett and Mrs Robinson
Please contact Miss Chadwick firstname.lastname@example.org with any learning queries.
Year 1. to consolidate this years skills of place value, and addition/subtraction use Mathletics (see link below).
Year 2. to consolidate this years skills of place value, addition/subtraction and multiplication use Mathletics (see link below). If you don't have a login, please email Miss Chadwick.
For some counting, addition and subtraction and number bonds games, use numbots (link below).
For an active approach to times tables learning, please use BBC supermovers (link below).
English: we have recently been reading and listening to a variety of poems. Here are some poems to watch with your child at home. Can they learn a poem off by heart?
Writing: Look at the grid below and choose a writing option.
Reading: Read, read, read! Please keep reading every day and talk about the reading!
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/
And for a bit of everything, use Pobble365 to find a picture you like and have a go at some of the tasks. http://www.pobble365.com/
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.
If your child is in Miss Chadwick's phonics group, please see this brilliant website which we use in class. We are currently learning Phase 5 sounds. Please spend 10-20 minutes per day practising phonics using this website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Keeping Active: We all know the importance of keeping children active. It will help them to stay physically and mentally healthy, as well as focused and ready to learn. "The imovement" platform contains resources that will support you and your children at home. You can access these resources for FREE at https://imoves.com/the-imovement . New resources will be added on a daily basis, and will include Quick Blasts, Active Blasts and Additional Activities to support Maths and Literacy.
Enquiry: our enquiry question is 'Where Could Paddington Make his Home?' Look at the home learning grid below for a variety of activities related to this question.
Here are some related links
In Penhallow today we had a teddy bear's picnic. We danced, played games and made our own teddy bear shaped pancakes!
We had a great afternoon and will enjoy writing about our experience as a diary entry.
Today, Penhallow class took part in a bread making workshop.
We learned about the history of bread and the ingredients that are used to make bread and then followed instructions to shape our own pieces.
The flour was soft and dry and the dough was very sticky. We made snakes, snails, love hearts and even a pikachu shaped roll!
Today, Penhallow class had a go at tasting Paddington Bear's favourite treat - marmalade! We tasted three different kinds (lime, orange and an orange, grapefruit and lemon marmalade) with the clear favourite being orange.
We will use this later in the week when we try to make marmalade sandwiches!
Today was our launch day for our new topic 'Where Could Paddington Make His Home?'. We started the day by finding an old suitcase which contained a London tube map, a jar of marmalade and a marmalade sandwich. Then we read the story of Paddington and realised that it must be his suitcase! Next, we watched the film Paddington and looked out for similarities and differences between the book and the film.
In the afternoon, we made our own 'Please Look After This Child' tags and drew what we would take in our own suitcases. We have loved learning about Paddington today and are excited to continue our topic!
Our new enquiry question for this term is 'Would the dinosaurs survive today?'.
We started this topic with a debate. First, we split into groups based on whether we thought dinosaurs would be able to survive today or not. Then we took turns speaking and listening and sharing our opinions. We were allowed to change our minds and join another group if their argument was convincing enough.
Some of our ideas were:
"The world is the same today as it was when there were dinosaurs so they would be able to survive easily."
"If the asteroid did not destroy the world, the dinosaurs would still be here so they would be able to survive."
"They can hunt so they would be able to find food."
"People would trap them so they wouldn't survive."
"They wouldn't survive because they are too big."
"I think they would survive because people would make them pets and look after them."
We are going to be learning all about how the world has changed since the dinosaurs were here and what dinosaurs need to survive so that we can answer this question again using facts as well as our opinions.
Every week, Penhallow class will be having 'Reading Friday'.
After lunch, we will spend 15 minutes reading in comfort. The children can bring in their cushions, blankets, soft toys, slippers and a favourite book. We will then make dens, lie under blankets or sit in the reading corner and read some good books.
We have had a great start to the year, getting to know each other, making new friends and introducing our first enquiry question: 'What Makes Me Special?'.
Through this enquiry, we will be learning all about our bodies, where we live and what makes each of us special.
We have been enjoying the beautiful weather and have been able to do P.E., swimming and play lots of games outside in the sunshine. Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure your child has a P.E. and swimming kit in school.
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We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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