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Maple (Year 1 and Year 2)

Welcome to Maple!

 

Maple class (Year 1 and 2) is taught by Miss Rodriguez with the support of Miss Terry. This is for children aged 5-7. Scroll to the bottom of the page for photos of what we have been learning.

 

Home Learning Grids (week beginning 30.03.20)

Please find below some grids with different suggested activities for your children to try. All of the needed documents are in a section below. Do not feel pressure to complete them all; if your child wants to try other activities then that is fine. It would be lovely to receive images of your finished work via e-mail!

You can supplement any of these activities with your home learning booklets, reading eggs, times table rockstars or any other resources. I would strongly urge you to read daily so we can keep our skills sharp! 

 

                                     Year 1 grid

Look at the picture of the day on Pobble 365 online. Chose some activities that are underneath the picture to complete.

 

You can scroll across to find a different picture if you prefer.

Count different objects at home and see if you can find their doubles and halves. (e.g How many forks do you have in your cutlery drawer? How many would you have if you had double? How many would you have if you had half?)

Look through the Easter story PowerPoint. Draw a comic strip of the Easter story or sequence the images so they are in the right order. (all resources for this underneath this table)

Edinburgh zoo are live streaming certain animal exhibits on their website. Choose your favorite animal and find five interesting facts about them.

Some of you have taken home the plants you planted in Science. Make a plant diary where you look at your plant and carefully draw it every day to see how it changes.

(you could also find a YouTube video that shows a plant growing to help you)

Make an Easter card for a neighbour, family member or friend who may be self-isolating or need some cheering up. Can you draw a beautiful picture on the front, and write a cheerful message inside?

 

                                      Year 2 grid

Look at the picture of the day on Pobble 365 online. Chose some activities that are underneath the picture to complete.

See if you can find lots of the same object to count around the house (e.g a packet of pasta, rice, skittles, beads, socks...) How could you group them to count them quickly and accurately? (e.g groups of five or 10?). Which is the best way to group them and count them?

Look through the Easter story PowerPoint. Draw a comic strip of the Easter story or sequence the images so they are in the right order. (all resources for this underneath this table)

Edinburgh zoo are live streaming certain animal exhibits on their website. Look at the habitat of an animal of your choice; what do they have in their enclosure? (e.g koala has different climbing equipment; penguins have water to swim in.) Why do they have these things in their enclosure?

Work through a guided reading activity about Roald Dahl (attached underneath). You can answer the questions on another piece of paper if you can't print it out.

(Note: there are three-star ratings by difficulty. Have an adult check which one is best for you)

Make an Easter card for a neighbor, family member or friend who may be self-isolating or need some cheering up. Can you draw a beautiful picture on the front, and write a cheerful message inside?

 

A lovely story which helps explain coronavirus to young children in an age-appropriate, and accessible, way.

Easter Activities April 2020

This is us! (we were in the middle of saying "mashed potato")

This is us! (we were in the middle of saying "mashed potato") 1

Homework & Online Learning Resources

In the event of school closure, all children will be sent home with a homework booklet which has been specifically organised by their class teacher.  In the first instance a paper copy of a TTS home work learning booklet will be sent home - as we hope you will want to complete some of the challenges while school is closed.

 

You will also find a number of other downloadable documents and websites below, which will enable learning to continue if school is closed.  The 'Home Learning Activities' document provides a range of topic related activities, which you may like your child to complete at home.  In addition there is a poster with 'non screen' activities that can also be completed. 

 

In the event of a longer term closure we will update the Home Learning Activities section of this page on a weekly basis.

 

Online Learning Resources

 

Reading Eggs

Children in Maple have logons to reading eggs. The site can be accessed here.

 

Phonics Play

To access a range of games to support your child's learning of phonics go to Phonics Play. Phonics pay have made all their resources free for the time being by using the username: march 20 and the password: home. This is a great resource for supporting the teaching of reading. 

 

Twinkl

To access a wide range of educational resources from Twinkl, please go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.  You will find it really useful to access the Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.  For Reception (EYFS) parents, please take a look through the Twinkl EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share. 

 

Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secrets is a great website, which provides free home learning packs.  They have created resource packs for each year group to help support your child’s learning at home.  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

 

Times Tables

At www.timestables.co.uk your child can easily practise all of their tables. The arithmetic problems are clear and simple, just select one of the times tables you wish to practise and show what you can do on the speed test, multiplication tables check or print out great worksheets.

 

Top Marks

Top Marks helps you save time finding excellent online educational resources – and you can search by subject and age group www.topmarks.co.uk

 

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary is available to support children in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age children in the United Kingdom.

 

BBC Supermovers

BBC Supermovers is filled with fun curriculum linked resources to get your child moving while they learn.  The website www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers offers easy-to-follow active learning videos across a wide range of subjects!

 

Pobble

Pobble www.pobble365.com/ is a website that provides a range of visual images, alongside  a variety of comprehension and literacy activities. 

 

Remember to stay safe online.

 

If you need help you can contact any of the following services (click on the words to follow a link)

 

NSPCC

Childline

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

Home Learning Activities

Alongside daily reading here are some suggested activities to keep you busy at home.

 

Times Tables:

Year 2 Writing Activity Ideas

Lego Challenge

Lego Challenge 1

Physical Activity

Yoga for Kids!
Follow along as Sophia Khan leads a fun and family-friendly introduction to yoga. You'll get to warm up, practice breathing and poses, and relax into a power...

Rosh Hashanah. As part of out learning about New Year celebrations in R.E we learnt about the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah. We tried apples dipped in honey and wrote academic wishes for the new year. We thought it was very yummy!

Peer editing. Today we learnt how to help each other edit our work. The author sits in the middle, and the editors sit on the side. We make polite suggestions and the author gets to pick if they want to change their work or not. We worked very well as a team, and practiced being brave. We were so lucky to have three Year 5 girls help us!

We are Lords and Ladies now, with our own coat of arms! As part of topic we looked carefully at the meaning behind coat of arms before having a go at making one ourselves. They will line the castle walls outside (and inside) Maple.

We wrote and sent letters to Santa! We hope we will get a reply. Thank you to the parents who walked with us and donated stamps.

Homework

Children will have homework handed out on Thursday, and they should be completed by Wednesday. Year 1 have a choice of one activity from the homework mat to complete per week. Year 2 has a piece of Literacy and Maths homework and some spellings.

After our discussion on the 'Meet the Teacher' afternoon, please find some documents below about books which are appropriate for each year group to read. 

Maple loves reading! (8.11.19)

Before half-term, Maple class drew and wrote "Postcards of Kindness". These will be sent to a nursing home to cheer up residents.

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