Welcome to Beech Class Home Learning Zone!
On this page we aim to signpost you to websites that can support your child’s learning journey as it continues at home. We will also be sending home packs of activities for the children to complete. Please check the page for new updates regularly.
Phonics – Please encourage your child to access the website ‘Phonics Play.’ Here you will find lots of games and activities that will support and consolidate your child’s current learning. Year 1 children should use the phase 5 section. We especially love ‘Reading Robot’ as it helps us to read nonsense and real word (they are fantastic at this!). We sometimes like to play hangman with simple words and make up our own alien words.
Please use the username march20 and the password home
Writing – Encourage your child to draw/stick in a picture and write in their book. Beech Class have been doing lots of work on using interesting vocabulary and are working hard to remember capital letters and full stops. They are also working really hard on their handwriting.
http://www.pobble365.com/ – Lots of picture stimulus for creative writing.
Reading – This could be books, comics, recipes etc. It is really important that the children discuss what they have read, ask them questions, encourage them to ask questions, talk about what has happened already and what might happen next. Reading to your child is just as important.
The Oxford Owl website has lots of online age appropriate reading books that you can access.
Maths – There is so much opportunity for maths in real life – cooking is a great way of developing maths skills. Telling the time is another great maths skill to practice at home. Children can also be practicing their times tables, in particular 2, 5 and 10. In addition we have sent home some fractions work sheets for Year 2 some addition and subtraction practice sheets for the Year 1s.
The following websites/links have lots of maths games and ideas
https://nrich.maths.org/8495 – Have a look at the live problems on here. Year 2 children should be able to tackle the fractions problems and the Year 1 children could have a go at the matching numbers.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – The topmarks website has lots of other great games
Year 1 Free Maths Home Learning Pack -to download and print or for ideas.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ – Click on your child’s year group and have a go at the lessons on here!
There are lots of great ideas on the getset.co.uk website and you add your activity to the class total. Search using the postcode PL20 6PJ and then choose West Dartmoor Federation and our team Beech.
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html – Every weekday morning at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a live workout – it is hard work but great fun
https://www.gonoodle.com/ go crazy with some dance routines to follow
https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home more crazy dancing
Additional resources and ideas
If you go to the National Marine Aquarium Facebook page at 11am on Wednesday you will get the opportunity to see them feeding their Atlantic Ocean animals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNOh-85_Dmc&safe=active – a video dramatisation of the life of Mary Anning (linked to our science work and history work)
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer/UKTWINKLHELPS Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS
This website is packed with lots of learning resources covering all areas of the curriculum, organised in year groups.
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/?goal=0_9fbcd14815-6404e1c253-191299087 Lots of educational games
https://artsandculture.google.com/ Virtual museum and gallery tours
http://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ National Geographic for kids
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ Lots of outdoor activities
https://www.redtedart.com lots of arts and crafts ideas
https://theimaginationtree.com/ lots of arts and crafts ideas
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ practical ideas and suggestions for educational apps
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies There are some really good cbeebies programmes. Numberblocks in particular
https://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2020/03/50-simple-outdoor-activities-for-kids.html 50 outdoor activities for kids
TheDadLab on Facebook has some really good science activities to try
We know that is an uncertain time for all of us, and as always we appreciate your continued support and understanding.
With best wishes,
Each week the children bring home a list of spellings. Try to practice them as much as you can. Please remember to bring spelling books in alongside reading books and reading records daily. At the bottom of this page you will find a link to the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words. This is a list of words that we use regularly in our writing but are more difficult to spell. If you have the opportunity to use these in writing at home please do!
Remember to keep reading and to practice spellings at home. The homework menu and topic web can be found at in the links below.
Please check the school newsletter for any important information and dates each week!