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Week 2, 1st March

Welcome to the last week of learning at home and the first day of Spring!

I am super excited to welcome everyone back next week. I have spoken to many of you last week and think you should all be very very proud of what you have achieved at home. If there is anything extra special or important to you that you would like to bring in and share with the class, during the first week back, please do bring it in.

I hope you're able to carry on with some learning this week. I have included some PSHE lesson this week called, It's ok not to be ok. It is normal to feel a mixture of emotions with the lead up to returning to school. You might feel excited and nervous at the same time, sometimes it can help to talk to someone about how you're feeling. When you do return, it'll be pretty much the same as when you finished in December. The classrooms and play areas are all the same, our hair is quiet a bit longer, but apart from that, nothing much has changed! Don't forget there are photos of the classroom on Sapphire class page if you want to remind yourself. 

For Science this week it's Space! Have you managed to see the Mars Perseverence Rover on the T.V? Click HERE to take you to the NASA website to explore Mars!

Thursday 4th March is World Book Day! Below is a fun activity, solving clues to find out who The Masked Reader is! Can you be a detective and solve the clues?

Click HERE for a link to watch World Book Day by MC Grammar on YouTube, it's pretty cool, I recognised a lot of the books he mentioned, how many do you know? 

I hope you can make make this week a really positive end to your learning at home journey. Have lots of fun and laughter and make it a memorable one.

Please do get in touch if you need to.

Mrs Pearson

Learning Links:

ICT GAMES    Letter Join    Purple Mash,   Fitter Futures   BBC Bitesize

Daily English lessons

This week, Year 1 carry on with Anansi and the Tiger. Year 2 start a new narrative unit called The bird and the Forest fire.

Year 1, Anansi an Tiger.

Year 2, The Bird and the Forest Fire.

Lesson 6 

To box up for purpose

In this lesson, you 'box up' our story of 'Anansi and Tiger', focusing on the action taking place at different points in the story.

Lesson 1

To listen to a story

In this lesson, you will be listening to the story, 'The Bird and the Forest Fire' and creating a plot matrix to help you understand the most important parts.

Lesson 7

To explore how writers create clear action

In this lesson, you read a section of our 'Anansi and Tiger' story as a writer, thinking of how the action is clearly described, using our writing toolkit, and hone in on the verbs, or 'doing words' that tell us what is happening.

Lesson 2

To tell a story from memory

In this lesson, you will recap our memory of the story, map the story and step through the story.

Lesson 8

To write clear action (Part 1)

In this lesson, you use everything you have learned from the action writing toolkit to start writing. First, you write about the actions Anansi takes against Tiger.

Lesson 3

To explore the middle of a story

In this lesson, you will compare the story middle with other traditional fairy tales, hot seat the main character and order vocabulary that we pull out from the middle of the story.

Lesson 9

To write clear action (Part 2)

In this lesson, you use everything we have learned from the action writing toolkit to write about the actions Anansi takes against the Queen Bee.

Lesson 4

To vary sentence length for effect

In this lesson you will learn about simple and compound sentences. You will also think about what the effect of long and short sentences are and why we need variation.

Lesson 10

To write clear action (Part 3)

In this lesson, you use everything we have learned from the action writing toolkit to write about the actions Anansi takes against Python.

Lesson 5

To make predictions

In this lesson you will think about why prediction skills are so important in reading. You will also find evidence from the text to make our own predictions in a writing activity.

 

Phonics

Phonics with Felix videos:

These are fantastic short Phonics with Felix videos. Choose the phase using your child's reading book colour. The sounds used should be very familiar to your child, we use a lot of repetition in class to embed learning.

Phase 3

Pink or Red Level

Phase 4 

Blue or yellow Level

Phase 5 

Green, Orange, 

Turquoise Level

Phase 6 

Gold, White, Lime or Free Reader.

Mon: th digraph

Tues: ng digraph

Wed: ai digraph

Thurs:ee digraph

Fri: igh tri-graph

Mon: lk digraph

Tues: pt digraph

Wed: xt digraph

Thurs: tr digraph

Fri:gr digraph

Mon: ew digraph

Tues: oe digraph

Wed: au digraph

Thurs: ey digraph

Fri: a-e digraph

1. Play 'Spelling Play' games

2. Access the Spelling Journal below.

3. Try and use words with prefix

or suffixes in your writing. 

4. Spot suffix words in your 

reading books.

If you prefer to carry on with the Letters and Sounds videos they're listed below.

Week 2, 8th March. Letter and Sounds videos:

Monday: Review ai/ay a a-e

Tuesday: Review word endings le, se, ve

Wednesday: Review oy, ir, aw

Phase 6 can also access SpellingPlay games.

Common Exception Words PDF's Sapphire learning projects page)

CBBC Alphablocks 

Geraldine the Giraffe on YouTube!  

Phonics Games

Daily Math's Lessons

This week both year group are focusing on Addition and Subtraction.

Year 1, Addition and Subtraction

Year 2 Addition and Subtraction

Lesson 1

To recognise, read and write numbers to 100

In this lesson you will be counting in tens and then carrying on in ones to find a total amount.

Lesson 6

Adding two 2-digit numbers

In this lesson you will be identifying which known number bonds will help us to add two 2-digit numbers and use known facts to derive new addition facts.

Lesson 2

To explore the components of numbers within 100

In this lesson you will be counting in tens and ones using a place value chart.

Lesson 7

Subtracting two 2-digit numbers

In this lesson you will be identifying which known number bonds will help us subtract a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number.

Lesson 3

To explore the components of numbers within 100 (Part 2)

In this lesson you will be counting in tens and ones using a place value chart.

Lesson 8

Adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers

In this lesson you will be applying our knowledge of number bonds within ten to derive 2-digit addition and subtraction number facts within 100.

Lesson 4

To apply knowledge of number bonds

In this lesson you will be counting in tens and ones using a place value chart, Dienes and number lines.

Lesson 9

Exploring strategies to add three 1-digit numbers

In this lesson, you will be applying our knowledge of strategies such as number bonds to 10 and 20, doubles and near doubles to add three 1-digit numbers.

Lesson 5

To find one more or one less and ten more or ten less

In this lesson you will find one more, one less and ten more and ten less from a given number by using manipulatives to support your counting.

Lesson 10

Consolidating addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers

In this lesson you will be revisiting adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers and exploring mental strategies to help us solve problems.

 

Science

Space!

Lesson 1

What is Space?

Today, you are going to be starting a new unit all about space. In this lesson, you will learn about what can be found in space. You will also learn how scientists gather information about space. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

Lesson 2

What are the planets in our solar system?

In this lesson, you will be learning all about the different planets in our solar system. You will learn a fact about each planet and you'll hear a clever way of remembering the order of the planets. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

Lesson 3

How does the Earth orbit and rotate?

In this lesson, you will be learning about how the earth orbits and rotates. You will learn how long it takes for the earth to orbit the sun and you will learn why we have seasons. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education)

This unit is called It's OK not to be OK!  

Lesson 1

Feeling good

In this lesson, you will be talking about feelings and how people respond to them. You will meet Bobby and friends who will talk to you about how they feel and what they do when they feel different emotions. At the end you'll write a letter to one of Bobby’s friends to help her feel better.

Lesson 2

Cool down corner

In today’s lesson you will be exploring anger and how to deal with it. Bobby is annoyed and frustrated with some of his friends and needs your help to deal with this problem. Help him by designing a cool down corner where he can go to relax, be calm and find inner peace.

Lesson 3

Turn things around

Today’s lesson will focus on bullying. You will look at the different types of bullying, how to deal with them and who to speak to if you are being bullied. You will listen to the story of Willy the Wimp who learns to be brave and to stand up to the Suburban Gorilla Gang. Would you do the same if you were in Willy’s position?

Lesson 4

Don't worry about a thing

In this lesson you will be talking about worries and how to deal with them. You'll be reading a story about an anxious little boy called Billy and how he learns to deal with his worries. Remember, it is always a good idea to share your worries just like Billy does. He shares them with his parents and his worry doll. You’ll be making some worry dolls of your own. So let's get started!

Lesson 5

Keep calm and carry on

In this lesson you will be learning about how to keep calm and carry on. You will be thinking about objects and materials which make us feel happy and at peace. You will then make a happiness box into which you can add all these materials.

 

Religious Education

The Bible story of Moses and the ten commandaments is our bible story for the next two weeks. Find the story here, or read from the bible from the book of Exodus, Chapter 20 verses 1 through 23. This Bible story tells us how God wants Christians to live by giving them ten commandments or rules to follow. There are activities below, including a Powerpoint to find out more.

Image result for moses and the ten commandments ks1

Physical Education

This week is called Lower Body Blast.