Being the first year group in Key Stage 2 (Juniors), this is the year where children get used to new routines and new ways of learning. We put all our knowledge learned in the Infants and are ready to grow in resilience and show a more mature attitude towards our learning, but we still try and be playful in everything we do!
The camp will run from Wednesday 29th April 2020 to Friday 1st May 2020 with each class doing a 2 day, 1 night stay.
Bissoe class is going on 29th April returning 30th April.
Kynance class 30th April returning on 1st May 2020.
The children will be sleeping indoors and there are modern toilet facilities. The children will learn to live together as a team and take part in activities. We all know what it is like being away from home from our ‘Sleeping with Sharks last year’, now it is time for a night away on camp!
Your child should be reading every night – aloud to an adult as well as starting to read to themselves.
Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book on them at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!
Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.
Learning and rehearsing basic maths at home is time very well spent. Good things to practise include:
Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!
We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.
It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we lose it!
We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!
Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.
If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.
On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!
In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.
In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with your amazing learning.
Week beginning 30.3.30 and 6.4.20
Maths: Our focus for the next 2 weeks is addition. Please complete one task per day or every couple of days. CLICK HERE
English: CLICK HERE! FRIEND OR FOE
STAR Learning : We are beginning our World War Two STAR learning this week. Please have a go at the following activities:
Find out when World War 2 started and ended. Make a timeline of the key events that took part during the war, including the start and end dates.
Find out why and where World War 2 began and the countries that took part in the war. You might want to draw a world map and label the countries that were involved.
Choose one of the countries that were involved in World War 2 and make a fact file about it.
Have a go at identifying different countries by playing this game https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3007
Week beginning 23.3.20
Do it, Secure it:
The children will be swimming every Friday after Christmas so children will need their costume, a towel, hat and goggles in school with them on a Friday. There is a £1.20 a week charge to cover the cost of transport to the pool which will be payable via parent pay.
PE will be on Thursdays, but please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!
Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday or if you feel you would like to volunteer in class for a longer period of time that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.
If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.
If you have any concerns about your child at all, please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.