Staying Safe Online
With many children learning from home and using a range of devices, we wanted to raise the profile of online safety and to remind the children of some key messages and tips. We would be grateful if you could share and discuss the following film with your children:
Each day we shall add a home learning power point. Click below to get started.
Week commencing 18th January 2021
Week commencing 11th January
Thursday 14th January 2021 – Year 1
Time to reflect – Open the Book – The Wise Men’s Visit
Week commencing 5th January 2021
Welcome to a brand new year in Vixen Tor. We are very excited to be back in class and eager to learn.
This term’s topic is Superheroes and you can find the topic web below.
We like to learn inside and outside.
We loved forest school day. Even the rain couldn’t put us off as we set up base under the oak tree.
New Parents with children starting in Foundation in September 2020 please find information in our starting school booklet.
On this page, we hope to give you lots of activities and learning to do at home.
As we move forward into our new term of Home Learning, we are going to be providing you with some daily activities. This will follow a similar structure to that of a school day. It is not intended to be followed rigidly as we appreciate that there are lots of other things going on at home. The daily packs will remain on the website so you can access them when you need to.
KS 1 – The pack includes a rainbow tracker that will carry over the week as it would in class. This provides extra little activities linked to the week’s learning and can be dipped into as and when you wish.
Please note: If your child is in the KS1 phonics group, they complete that activity and the Y2 spelling group will complete their activity. It is not intended for all to do both activities.
EYFS – Little and often remains the key. During the day the children are used to lots of free ‘play’ time – we call it ‘choosing for learning’. Small world play, construction, singing, dancing, play dough, cooking, playing board games, chatting, drawing, making activities and being physically active are all valuable learning opportunities. Don’t underestimate the everyday activities that you do with your children.
We would love to see their efforts so please take a photo and email it to our class icloud account.
Monday 20th July
Tuesday 21st July
Wednesday 22nd July
Monday 13th July
Tuesday 14th July
Wednesday 15th July (Please run today’s powerpoints as a slide show for the Art activity)
Thursday 16th July
Friday 17th July
Monday 6th July
Tuesday 7th July
Wednesday 8th July
Thursday 9th July
Friday 10th July
Monday 29th June
Tuesday 30th June
Wednesday 1st July
Thursday 2nd July
Friday 3rd July
Monday 22nd June
Tuesday 23rd June
Wednesday 24th June
Thursday 25th June
Friday 26th June
Monday 15th June
Tuesday 16th June
Wednesday 17th June
Thursday 18th June
Friday 19th June
Monday 8th June
Tuesday 9th June
Wednesday 10th June
Thursday 11th June
Friday 12th June
Tuesday 2nd June
Wednesday 3rd June
Thursday 4th June
Friday 5th June
Tuesday 19th May
Wednesday 20th May
Thursday 21st May
(Wednesday and Thursday please run EYFS packs as a powerpoint to get best effect if you are able)
Friday 22nd May
Tuesday 12th May
Wednesday 13th May
Thursday 14th May
Friday 15th May
Week beginning Monday 4th May
Monday 4th May
Tuesday 5th May
Wednesday 6th May
Thursday 7th May
Monday 27th April
Tuesday 28th April
Wednesday 29th April
Thursday 30th April
Friday 1st May
Monday 20th April
Tuesday 21st April
Wednesday 22nd April
Thursday 23rd April
Friday 24th April
Tuesday 14th April – Click on the links to download KS1 pack or EYFS pack and EYFS phonics lesson
Wednesday 15th April
Thursday 16th April
Friday 17th April
Each child will receive a pack filled with a variety of activities based on their year group. We have maths activities, writing ideas and reading tasks. All are meant to be dipped into, allowing your child to have opportunity to pick out activities that they would like to complete.
PSHE – Should your little person be upset by all that is in the news, please click this advice for helpful tips https://uploads.guim.co.uk/2020/04/20/NewsWise_activities_for_families.pdf
Fancy a sing? Out of the Ark have provided some home learning singing activities . https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner
St. Christopher’s mat has a collective worship channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9D04PKFCZwS8uce_KLIBjw/featured
Phonics – http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk Use the username March20 and password home to be able to access the activities. This is something we use at school and is great for practising our Phonic knowledge. Foundation are working at Phase 2 and 3. KS1 Phonics – Phase 5 and Y2 Phase 6. The Reading Robot game is useful to practise reading real and pseudo words – it’s one of our favourites.
Writing prompts can be found at http://www.pobble365.com – great for discussion and promoting creativity in our writing.
Online reading books at http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page You can read books at your child’s reading level as an ebook. You do need to register but it’s free. Please note any reading into your child’s reading record book.
Maths – In class we use White Rose who have very kindly created home schooling lessons on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Click on your relevant year group to find lessons and activities.
Nrich maths gives lots of maths games and investigations. You can try some interactive problems on tablets – https://nrich.maths.org/9414
For all year groups – an investigation involving adding dice http://www.nrich.maths.org/150
or comparing capacity – Compare the cups http://www.nrich.maths.org/10656
For Y1/2 Pass the Peas Please – a number game involving addition and subtraction http://www.nrich.maths.org/1247
Why not try maths games on http://www.topmarks.co.uk – this is great for all age groups. Hit the button can be found on here to practise their doubling, halving. tables and number bonds, while foundation can access counting and shape games.
PE – Fancy a work out! Joe Wicks will be doing a virtual PE lesson each morning at 9am.
Have a look in your child’s pack for more!
KS1 children have some rainbow tracker activities too. These activities are carried out in our continuous provision and so can be carried out in any order they like.
Don’t forget any fantastic work can be photographed and emailed to our vixentor class icloud account. This will allow us to add the work to your child’s learning journey when we get back to normality!
I will add more information as we move forward so please keep posted.
Keep safe and healthy.
Mrs R x
Get moving. We have joined a PE based activity website across the federation. It has lots of ideas for practical PE activities. You can log your activities and achieve goals. But please be aware of the social distancing limitations when selecting activities to carry out.
Last week, in class, we planted potato seeds in readiness for our topic on Plants next term. We put some into sacks and one into a plastic bottle so that we might see how the potato grows. We saw how the potato seed sent out shoots and started to grow lots of roots quickly.
This is our potato plant today.
I think we might have to put him into a larger bottle so we can continue to see how he grows. Watch this space as I will add in more photos of his growth.
Spring Term 2020
This term our topic is Dinosaurs.
We hope to discover about dinosaurs and how we know about them. We will find out about Mary Anning and her findings.
Autumn Term 2019
We have had a successful term in Vixen Tor.
Our Nativity play was well attended and the children performed beautifully in our production of Shine, Star, Shine.