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.
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 a lot of other things going on at home. The daily packs will remain on the website so you can access them when you need to.
The pack includes a rainbow tracker that carry over the week as it does 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 KS1 Phonics group, they will complete that activity and the Y2 spelling group will complete their activity. It is not intended for all to do both activities.
We would love to see their efforts so please take photographs and email them to our new class email account: WDF.Beech@stcmat.org – we look forward to seeing their brilliant work!
Tuesday 14th April – click here to download the KS1 pack.
Wednesday 15th April Wednesday KS1 150420
Thursday 16th April Thursday KS1 160420
Friday 17th April KS1 Friday 170420
Week beginning Monday 20th April
Monday 20th April monday KS1 200420
Tuesday 21st April Tuesday KS1 210420
Wednesday 22nd April Wednesday KS1 220420
Thursday 23rd April Thursday KS1 230420
Friday 24th April KS1 Friday 240420
Week beginning Monday 27th April
Monday 27th April monday KS1 270420
Tuesday 28th April Tuesday KS! r 280420
Wednesday 29th April Wednesday KS1 290420
Thursday 30th April Thursday KS1 300420
Friday 1st May Friday KS1 010520
Week beginning Monday 4th May
Monday 4th May monday KS1 040520
Tuesday 5th May tuesday KS1 050520
Wednesday 6th May wednesday KS1 060520
Thursday 7th May Thursday KS1 070520
Monday 11th May monday KS1 110520
Tuesday 12th May Tuesday KS1 120520
Wednesday 13th May Wednesday KS1 130520
Thursday 14th May Thursday KS1 140520
Friday 15th May Friday KS1 150520
Monday 18th May monday KS1 180520
Tuesday 19th May Tuesday KS1 190520
Wednesday 20th May Wednesday KS1 200520
Thursday 21st May Thursday KS1 210520
Friday 22nd May Friday KS1 190620
Please click on the links below to download the KS1 pack.
Tuesday 2nd June tuesday KS1 020620
Wednesday 3rd June wednesday KS1 030620
Thursday 4th June Thursday KS1 040620
Friday 5th June Friday KS1 050620 )
Monday 8th June Monday KS1 080620
Tuesday 9th June Tuesday KS1 090620
Wednesday 10th June Wednesday KS1 100620
Thursday 11th June Thursday KS1 110620
Friday 12th June Friday KS1 120620
Monday 15th June Monday KS1 150620
Tuesday 16th June Tuesday KS1 160620
Wednesday 17th June Wednesday KS1 170620
Thursday 18th June Thursday KS1 180620
Friday 19th June Friday KS1 190620
Monday 22nd June Monday KS1 220620
Tuesday 23rd June Tuesday KS1 230620
Wednesday 24th June Wednesday KS1 240620
Thursday 25th June Thursday KS1 250620
Friday 26th June Friday KS1 260620
Monday 29th June Monday KS1 290620
Tuesday 30th June Tuesday KS1 300620
Wednesday 1st July Wednesday KS1 010720
Thursday 2nd July Thursday KS1 020720
Friday 3rd July Friday KS1 030720
Monday 6th July Monday KS1 060720
Tuesday 7th July Tuesday KS1 070720
Wednesday 8th July Wednesday KS1 080720
St.Christopher’s mat have a collective worship channel. It can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9D04PKFCZwS8uce_KLIBjw/featured
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.
Big Cat Collins have a login for parents where you can read leveled ebooks. These are books that the children use in school. – https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx
Username email@example.com password Parents20!
The Oxford Owl website also has lots of online age appropriate reading books that you can access – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
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 can 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
https://www.englandrugby.com – ‘School of Ruck’ this page has some great activities including spellings, maths and interesting information to learn about. Follow the link and have a look at the KS1 challenge.
https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ Out of the Ark are offering free songs for children to learn with different activities to go with these.
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.
The Field Studies Council is offering some fun geography activities that you can have a go at!
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!