Welcome to the Otters' Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Hamlen Class TA: Mrs Johnson
Dear children and families,
We hope that you have survived the first week at home and are getting used to our new way of life. Isn't it a good job that the sun has been shining to brighten each day?
To support you in your new role of learning from home, we will now be creating a weekly sheet of activity ideas to do with your child. These will focus on the areas of Literacy and Maths and will be designed to help you to continue practising key skills. Try to do some English and Maths each day, if possible and also feel free to use other activities as suggested online such as Espresso, Sumdog and Purple Mash or other great websites that you can find. It would also be great if you could do some sort of daily reading activity, which could be a story, a recipe, an information sheet or leaflet (maybe online).
We understand that everyone’s home situation is different. These are very unusual times and if you are struggling with getting your child to do these activities then stop for a while and do something different. It might be worth thinking how you could do the same activity a different way - use things your child likes to help you, for example Maths using cars or stickers, Reading using puppets for voices or Writing using chalk outside or bath crayons. The possibilities are endless.
Make sure you have a range of other activities in your day too. Play some board games, do a jigsaw, bake a cake, listen to music, share a book or cuddle up and watch TV together. Try to ensure that you all do something physical each day and also something creative to keep a good balance.
We have a new email address firstname.lastname@example.org and will be checking the emails regularly. If you have any questions or worries at all then please do get in touch as we have not forgotten you, you are very much in our minds and we would really love to be able to support you in any way we can through these strange times.
Keep checking this class page for updates and also don't forget our new class blog on Purple Mash, as well as the Purple Mash 2Dos which we will set each week.
Take care everyone and stay safe.
From Mrs Hamlen and Mrs Johnson
Weekly Activity Sheet Wk 6 Tm 4 w/c 30/3/20
'Easter Holidays' 2020
We have been so lucky with the sunshine over the last few weeks and we know that you have all been very busy doing amazing home-learning inside and outside. It has been wonderful to hear about what you have been doing and we've enjoyed seeing your photos too. It is a strange time and we miss being in School with you all, but we are proud of how you are all doing your best and making the most of the time you have at home. Keep up the very good work.
There will be no specific activities set for the Easter holiday period but click here to find some suggestions for things you could do.
Some of you may want to read a very good book to help children learn more about Coronavirus.
Here is the link for joining in daily PE sessions with Joe Wicks.
Here are some good home-learning resources to support Maths, using the White Rose Scheme which is what we use in School in our lessons. It often provides challenge materials. You can also look at Nrich, which is really good for problem-solving in Maths.
Some of you might be looking for ideas to support your writing. Try Pobble 365, which uses a picture as a stimulus and has writing activities linked to it. The pictures are great and really get you thinking.
Make sure you stay safe whilst you work online.
Topic Web Term 3-4
Maths Resources for place value work
Number Bond picture resources
Purple Mash Blog instructions
https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/ each day an author will read one of their books and provide activities related to the text
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ ( Joe Wicks)
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ (White Rose Maths)
https://www.mindheart.co/descargables (Children's book about Coronavirus)
https://nrich.maths.org/14600 (Nrich Maths activities)
https://www.pobble365.com/ (Pobble 365 for writing activities)
Origami, Quilling, Shadow puppets, Playdough stories, pictures from things in the garden
Treasure hunts with clues to help pupils learn about a topic
Take a theme for the week and link activities to it, for example Under the Sea / Dragons / Bread
Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.