The Penguin class page for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak.
As a school, we have agreed to set one English and Maths session for each day of term, and a topic web with plans and activities for the other subjects. We are now asking to have one English and Maths piece of work sent to us each week; I will clearly identify which lesson this will be. I will be checking the dedicated email account weekdays between 10 and 2, although there may be delays in responding when I am working elsewhere. Please do get in touch if you need to. I would love to see what the children are up to otherwise! If you would like to publicly share and celebrate home learning, please Tweet it, and link it to the School Twitter account.
For anyone who is worrying that what they are doing at home isn’t right or enough… It is. The well being and happiness of everyone in your household is the most important thing. We are trying to help out with learning, suggestions and routines, but I promise OFSTED will not visit your homes and judge your teaching! Be active, have fun, take time, and be kind to yourselves. Also remember that teachers in school have tea breaks!
Thank you to everyone who has accessed and used Scholastic Reading – it has been great seeing how well the children are doing, and I even got the chance to hear someone read; if you have not yet got the link this is as I do not have an email address to reach you.
Take care, and I am thinking of you all,
Here are some resources to support handwriting formation:
Week commencing 18th May 2020 (Summer 1.5) – PowerPoints should open if you select ‘read only’, alternatively I have now added PDF files which will contain most of the same information. Sorry for the problems caused here.
Before the planning, I have to take a moment to thank everyone who has sent in warning stories this week. I have loved reading them and have been so impressed by the creativity, structure, vocabulary and perseverance shown.
Thank you to you and your children, x SM.
I also wanted to share this competition and writing challenge with you: https://generationlockdown.co.uk/ and this link https://www.booksfortopics.com/storytime-online or Story Time codes, where you can scan QR codes and have a story read to you!
Please send me Maths work from Wednesday (telling time to the quarter hour) and your choice of English work, either a completed poem or Rainforest animal fact file. Please be aware that I am in school Thursday and Friday and therefore will not be able to reply to emails then. Thank you for you help with this, SM.
In English this week we will complete the poetry unit and plan and create an information file on a rainforest animal. For this you will need the following resources:
Safari animal fact files (example information texts)
Resources to support spellings this week:
The final set of spellings will be common exception words from the KS1 spelling list – I would recommend checking for any gaps for that time, if children are all ready confident using the selected list.
In Maths this week we will look at time. In the planning, you will see that I spend time consolidating year 1 objectives before starting on year 2 content. As a result Monday looks very detailed and lengthy! Please treat it as a check, if you find big gaps in understanding I would spend time addressing them. You may find this puts you a little behind in the week. Here are the resources to support Maths this week:
Here are the resources to support Topic work this week:
Hope to see you taking part in the online Art lesson World Record Challenge on Thursday!
Well done – you have made it to half term! Have a well deserved break.
Week commencing 11th May 2020 (Summer 1.4)
Please send me English work from the completed independent write (Wednesday) and Maths from Tuesday. This week in IT I have asked for children to help send the email – see the topic web, it is important that this is done within the context of only contacting safe and trusted people. Thank you for you help with this, SM.
In English this week we will write our independent warning story. Then we will move onto the poetry unit – you may remember this from the Talk4Write booklet. For this you will need the following resources:
Resources to support spellings this week: Spellings Summer 1.4 code cracking activity Spellings Summer 1.4 handwriting Spellings Summer 1.4 LCWC Spellings Summer 1.4 poster Spellings Summer 1.4 word search Spellings Summer 1.4
In Maths this week we will finish the unit on Problem Solving using efficient methods:
I have been in contact directly with some people regarding alternate Maths, this is consolidation of the four calculation operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), and can be found here: Maths Consolidation overview Maths Consolidation 1 Addition and Subtraction Maths Consolidation 2 Addition and Subtraction Maths Consolidation 3 Multiplication and Division If you think your child would also benefit from further consolidation, feel free to additionally access these resources. Warning Story toolkit
Here you can find the resources and activities to support topic work this week:
Week commencing 4th May 2020 (Summer 1.3)
In English this week we will complete our class innovation of a warning story. For this you will need the following resources: English Summer 1.3 BLANK boxing up Innovation boxing up KS1 word list and phonemes
Resources to support spellings this week: Spellings Summer 1.3 crossword Spellings Summer 1.3 handwriting Spellings Summer 1.3 LCWC Spellings Summer 1.3 poster Spellings Summer 1.3 word search Spellings Summer 1.3
In Maths this week we will continue the unit on Problem Solving using efficient methods: Maths Summer 1.3
Here you can find the resources and activities to support topic work this week: Topic Web Summer 1.3 Geography Summer 1.3 Layers of the Rainforest Geography Summer 1.3 Layers of the Rainforest activity PSHE Summer 1.3 Lesson and activity RE story of the ten commandments RE The Ten Commandments Science Summer 1.3 Lesson Presentation Life Cycle Science Summer 1.3 bean life cycle if PP fails Science Summer 1.3 plant life cycle activity Science Summer 1+ Plant measuring
Week commencing 27th April 2020 (Summer 1.2)
In English this week we will continue looking at Pandora’s Box, our model text, and then start to innovate it – to create a class warning story. For this you will need the following resources: English Summer 1.2 as well as some resources from last week, which I have left up. Please can I see some writing using possessive apostrophe’s from the lesson on Tuesday.
Resources to support spellings this week: Spellings Summer 1.2 game Spellings Summer 1.2 handwriting Spellings Summer 1.2 LCWC Spellings Summer 1.2 poster Spellings Summer 1.2 word search Spellings Summer 1.2
In Maths this week we will complete the unit on Position and Direction, for which I have provided some choices of activities to support those who are struggling or extend those who are confident. Then we are commencing a unit on Problem Solving, using efficient methods. This simply means using the four calculation operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to solve problems, and to chose the correct operation and find the best method. You can find the resources for this here: Maths Summer 1.2 Maths Practice book Position and Direction Summer 1.1 Please can I see a response to my maths challenge from the lesson on Wednesday.
Here you can find the resources and activities to support topic work this week: Topic Web Summer 1.2 Science Summer 1.2 Lesson Presentation Seeds and Bulbs Geography Summer 1.2 The Rainforest Climate Judaism Covenant Summer 1 Geography rainforest climate Summer 1.2
Week commencing 20th April 2020
Year 2 Talk 4 write Resources * Please be aware that the Talk for Writing booklet is linked to planning on several different days across this week.
Apologies that the text map isn’t clearer, but hope this helps.
Mathematics Summer 1 2019-20 overview Maths Summer 1.1 Pearson have now provided an online version of the practice book pages for this unit. These tie exactly into the planning, and can be found here: Maths Practice book Position and Direction Summer 1.1
Topic Web Summer 1.1 To complete the Topic work for this week you will need these resources:
Science: Our new topic is ‘Plants’ and our first lesson is: To observe plants closely. The presentation for the first lesson is here: Science Lesson Presentation Observing Plants Summer 1.1 and these resources: Science Summer 1.1 Tree Observation Activity Sheet Science Summer 1.1 Flowering Plant Observation Activity Sheet
Please do not worry if you cannot print these – use what you have available to take some very close and careful observations of real trees or flowering pants, either on a walk or in your own garden.
Next week, we will hopefully be planting seeds. In school, we would be planting sunflower seeds and bulbs. If you do have any seeds and equipment please use them, otherwise maybe experiment with leftovers (tomato or strawberry seeds for example)?
Week commencing 30th March 2020
Week commencing 23rd March 2020
Thank you for the lovely pictures!