Hello Class 1
I hope you are all well and had a great week at home. I was lucky enough to see some of you this week in school, it was great to see you working so hard with Ms Weston. It has been a very busy week and the snow on Thursday caused a few issues. I'm sorry we didn't get to see each other on our planned catch up meeting, we will hopefully be doing that this next week.
You are all superstars and doing so well. I have had some fantastic photographs of all your lovely work, I have added them to our page, scroll down and see what your friends have been up to . If you haven't had a chance to send me anything make sure you do, you can do this through our class email.
The new learning activities for week 3 are below this message, don't forget to look! Have a fantastic week. Keep smiling and keep busy.
Mrs Razaq xx
I hope you've had a good first week at home, have you been busy doing all your learning task? I hope you've had time to have some fun too. I have been very busy doing lots of school work and replying to some of your emails. I've had a few pictures of your work and from next week I will share them on here so you can see what your friends are up to. Did you get the chance to go out in the snow today? I was a little disappointed we didn't have as much as we did during the holidays. If you have any snow pictures you can send them to me to share on our Class page.
I have sent your grown ups a link for a special virtual catch up next week, I'm looking forward to seeing you all. Have a lovely weekend and keep smiling.
School Closure January 2021
Good morning Class 1, I am sure by now your grown ups have told you that sadly you won't be returning to school for a few weeks. I am feeling very sad about this news especially as we had a fabulous first day back and you were all superstars yesterday. I will be adding your learning tasks to this page each week, I just want you to try your very best and do as much as you can. You can email me any work, photographs or messages to our class email address Class1@Sitwellinfantschool.co.uk. I am looking forward to hearing from you all and each week we will also have the opportunity to see each other through a virtual meet up. You did this before Class 1 and I am confident we can get through this difficult time again, you are all resilient, determined and adaptable. Take care, stay safe and don't drive your parents crazy!!!!!
Looking forward to seeing you all gain very soon. Mrs Razaq xxx
Phonics Home Learning 30.11.20
This week in phonics we have been learning some of our Year 2 Tricky words. They are listed below, practise spelling them and using them in different sentences. Challenge yourself - how many of them can you use in one sentence?
The tricky words are; fast last past class pass plant
Extension: Look in the front of your reading diary and practise some of your other Year 2 words.
Maths home learning - 27.11.2020
Hi all... this week in maths we have been learning about repeated patterns. Follow the link below to the top marks website. There are lots of fun activities where you have to choose the correct shape, colour or both. Work your way through each activity.
Alternatively - you could draw some of your own repeated patterns at home or go on a pattern hunt and see which ones you can find around your home! Enjoy!
Phonics Home Learning 20.11.20
Next week in Year 2 the children will be reading a selection of real and alien words with their teacher to assess their phonic knowledge. It would really help them to play Reading Robot on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Mrs Peart recently sent a username and password on the School App to help you access the paid for element of this website. Check the app!!
Other games that will help are Buried Treasure, Dragon’s Den and Picnic on Pluto. Remember to choose Phase 5.The log in will enable your child to use Reading Robot but you will need to listen to what your child says and judge whether it is phonetically accurate.
Have fun and thank you for working with us to help your child.
You could also ask your child to teach you all the actions associated with the sounds taught in Phase 3 and 5. See below. Or check out Miss Weston's flashcard sessions for Phase 3 and 5 on the Video Resource Centre in the Children section of our website.
Over the last few weeks in maths we have been practising adding and subtracting 10 from any 2 digit number. For example, 23 + 10 = 33. The children have been taught to look at the place value of the numbers, knowing that the tens number will change and the ones number will stay the same. Below are a number of different activities that you could do to practise while you are at home.
Activity one - Ask your child to make a number, e.g. 34. Using 10p and 1p coins can they make this number. They will need to know this is made from 3tens and 4 ones. When they have done this ask them to add 10 to that number. Then ask them to take away 10 from that number.
e.g. 34 + 10 = 44 and 34 -10 = 24
Activity two - Choose a number - practise counting forwards and then back in jumps of 10. For example - 21,31,41,51,61,71,81,91 then 91,81,71,61,51,41,31,21
You could play this like a game of ping pong with your child. You say a number. Then your child says the next number.
Activity three - https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/subtraction/fruit-splat-game/
If your child is confident you could move them onto adding or subtracting multiples of 10 - for example 45 - 20 or 51 + 40
Please continue to work on the phonics reading robot activity posted last week. Thanks!
6.11.2020 Literacy Homework
In Phonics this term we have been revising all the sounds in Phase 3 and 5.
You can help by supervising your child to play any of these Phase 5 games on the Phonics Play website. You can use a phone, tablet or PC to access these games. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Phonics Play are allowing parents of subscribing schools to use their school login to access all the games on Phonics Play.
Mrs Peart has recently sent out the Phonics Play username and password via The School App.
Please note that Phonics Play will only allow children in the subscribing schools to use this login – therefore do not share it on social media or with relatives because they would revoke our use of the website. (SEE SCHOOL APP FOR LOGIN DETAILS)
Amongst the games, is a game called Reading Robot, which is very similar to the Phonics Screening Check that is usually done in Year 1 in May. Our current Year 2 children are due to complete this check this half term so this homework could really help your child ‘pass the test’
If your child wants to play this it would really helpful to listen to what your child says and judge whether it is phonetically accurate. Have fun and thank you for working with us to help your child.
Complete the activity as above but this time looking at the amount of liquid inside containers. E.g. How much liquid in a can of pop, a water bottle, etc. It would be lovely to see photos of you measuring. Please send and share to the class email address.
16th October 2020 Home Learning
In Phonics this term we have been revising all the sounds we should have learnt in Year 1.
We are so proud of the way the children have been trying their best in Phonics. After half term the government has asked all schools to check that the children in Year 2 know all of these sounds by using the Year 1 Phonics screening.
You can help by supervising your child to play any of these Phase 5 games on the Phonics Play website. You can use a phone, tablet or PC to access these games.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Buried Treasure, Dragon’s Den and Picnic on Pluto do not require a log in. Remember to choose Phase 5.
Until October 21st children are allowed to use the free login:
Username: march20 Password: home
The log in will enable your child to use Reading Robot but you will need to listen to what your child says and judge whether it is phonetically accurate. Have fun and thank you for working with us to help your child.
09.10.20 Home Learning
This week we have been practising our number bonds to 10 and 20. We will be practising this further next week so would love it if you could have a go at home.
Number bonds are parts of numbers that can be combined to make a certain number. E.g. 1+ 9 = 10, 2+ 8 = 10, etc. If we know our bonds to 10 really well this can help us when solving other maths facts.
game— Have the digits 0 – 10 face down on the table. On their turn, each player turns up two cards. If they add up to 10, they get to keep them and try again. If one of the cards is a 10, they'set to keep it and turn up another card. Whoever takes the most cards, wins.
Move on and play the above game with pairs to 20.
Hi Class 1
We have had an unusual few months but FINALLYYYYY we are all back in school and back to some sort of 'normal' routine. Despite all of the hand-washing and cleaning surfaces we had a fab week last week, I loved seeing you all back in the classroom, you've all grown up so much.
We have lots of fantastic things to look forward to in Class 1 this term, our new topic is 'Turrets and Tiaras'. In History we are going to be learning all about castles in England and finding out what it was like to live in a castle. I imagine it was a little spooky and dark, maybe lots of strange noises at night. What do you think it was like to live in a castle? We will also be learning lots of fun songs with a castle theme, my favourite one is all about a spooky castle, with strange sounds. In Science we are going to be widening our knowledge about plants and trees and learning all about animals and their habitats. We will also be continuing working hard on our maths work, learning all about place value and learning new strategies to add and subtract. As part of our Literacy learning we will be writing all about castles and the different parts of a castle, I'm excited to see all your lovely writing.
I'm just feeling so excited and exhausted thinking about all the wonderful things we will be doing. Come back soon to see photographs of all our fabulous work.