A message from Miss Shepherd
Hello and welcome ,
This half term is a little bit different as I will be providing the home learning for Year 2 (my class) as well as the Foundation Stage and Year 1 children who are carrying on with their learning at home. We are now a team altogether called 'Lower School'. If you can think of a more exciting name for our team then please e-mail me , I'm looking forward to finding out what your ideas are! We can then choose one of the names.
Most Foundation Stage and Year 1 children should know me but I have put a picture on this page as a little reminder.
I'm looking forward to working with you all over the next six weeks , I would love to see what you have been doing at home, so send me some photos and I will create a 'Lower school' photo gallery and we can share our work and play!
If you have any questions or need a bit of support please do not hesitate to contact me on my school email address.
Phonics for EYFS and Year 1
Over the next 6 weeks we will revise some of the sounds that you will already have learnt in school. I will pop a short video on everyday as a reminder of some of the different phonemes.
Year 1 children - Miss Martin has told me that you still have some pages left to complete in your 'Phonics Buster' and' Letter and Sounds' books. She is quite happy for you to complete these books and suggested that you do a couple of pages a day.
We will continue to practise the Year 2 words , revise some of the spelling patterns we have learnt , go over some of the trickier phonemes and practise our grammar and punctuation skills.
(Some of you may also like to watch the phonics video on the EYFS/Year 1 link as extra practise or just to meet Geraldine the giraffe again!)
Click on the relevant class.
Click on the correct year group for your maths work.
The Year 1 and 2 work follows the White Rose Maths Scheme of learning.
Please watch the teaching video and complete the worksheet. This can either be printed off or worked through in your exercise book or the questions can be discussed with a grown-up.
The last two questions are usually more challenging , it is a good idea to talk about these questions and your maths thinking.
The Foundation Stage work will be reviewing/revising the Early Learning Goals objectives and will be covering the same areas of maths as those children who are in school.
This week our English work will be based upon the traditional story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. If you already know the story that's great !
Here is one version of the story for you to watch and listen to.
Once you have listened to the story look at the English tasks for your class.
English tasks(use the picture below to help you)
Foundation Stage Children - draw a picture of the troll from the story and write a sentence or sentences about the troll. Remember to say your sentence aloud first and use your phonics to make sensible attempts at the words.
For example - The troll is green.
The troll lives under a bridge.
Year 1 and 2 Children - draw a picture of the troll , it can be the troll from this version of the story or you can invent your own troll that might live under the bridge ! Write a short description using interesting adjectives (describing words). Think about what the troll looks like , where he lives , what he likes to do , what his personality is like. Make sure that you use neat handwriting , capital letters and full stops and make sensible attempts at spelling words you are not sure of.
Year 2 children make sure that you include some of these skills , conjunctions (joining words) different ways of starting your sentences , commas in a list , exclamation and question marks.
Design and Technology task
Can you make a new bridge so that the goats can cross the river?
Look at the photos of different bridges. Talk about the different shapes and the way that they go acroos the water.
You could use card , paper , straws , boxes , sticky tape , string and glue or you could use a construction kit if you have one at home such as lego.
You will need to think about how you will join the materials together.
You could test your bridge. If you have some toy animals or cars to see how many it will support.
There are also some examples of bridges that other children have made to help you with your idea.