On this page you will find our class Topic Web and the class letters that are sent out each week. You will also find a list of Year 1 and 2 common exception words, these are the words that children are expected to know by the end of their time in that year group. Please remember to read with your children as often as possible!
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:
Please use the PowerPoints below which are set out in a similar structure to that of the school day.
Each day we will add a home learning power point. Please click below to get started.
Week commencing 5th January 2021
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 jan21 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 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://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,