Welcome to week 6 – the last week of the school year!
Sadly, this is the end of the 2019/2020 academic year. It certainly has been quite a unique year and never in a million years did I expect it to finish this way. We’ve managed to cover the final two projects of the year and I have seen some wonderful work over the last few months. You should also be receiving your child’s report soon and hope you enjoy reading about their achievements throughout the year.
There’s lots of singing to do this week, plus some topic activities, and some really lovely summer holiday suggestions – so keep busy and stay safe!
As ever, I’m here for you via email and would love to see any pictures you can send.
This week brings together all the skills we’ve learnt this term so far. Have fun and be as creative as you like! I will upload a video to start the week off so watch this before you tackle any of the activities. If you have any fun ideas of things we can do in the last week of term, there’s still time to send me some ideas.
This week is Week 2 of the topic Paws, Claws and Whiskers and hopefully you’ve all managed to watch our pets video on the great Dalby YouTube channel where myself, Mrs Nelmes and Mrs Corner introduce our pet dogs Morgan, Olive and Max!
Each week we offer the children maths, English, phonics and topic work. Most of the children do maths, English and phonics in the morning with a topic web activity in the afternoon. I’d like you to continue to read where possible and can point you in the right direction to online reading books if you haven’t already accessed them. I’ve put up some extra maths under the maths resources tab on the Class 2 Great Dalby webpage but these are an optional extra!
Some days you will get more done than others and that’s fine…we’re all just trying our best. I set the work for children in year 1 and 2 so if you feel the learning needs simplifying or extending then please feel free to adjust it to whatever works for you – I’m more than happy to support you with this so please just contact me by email email@example.com. I have two boys – James is in year 4 and Daniel is in year 7 and at Longfield. We don’t always manage to get every element of our home learning done but we follow a very rough timetable and have found working in the mornings easier than the afternoons. I don’t want you to feel under any pressure with the workload…these activities are there for you do to get us through till, we teachers, pick up the learning when we all eventually get back to school.
I look forward to seeing anything you do this week…it may be topic related but you may just want to email me news that you’ve had a visit from the tooth fairy! I will assume you’re happy for me to share your pictures on our Class page unless you tell me they’re private.
Our new topic is Paws, Claws and Whiskers which means we’ll be learning all about pets and zoo animals. We’ll consider your favourites, how they move, eat, sleep and how to care for them. We’ll also learn about food chains and lots, lots more!
Similar to last term, we’ll upload all the resources you need to this page. We will also continue to provide supportive videos on our YouTube channel. We’ve found that the children who’ve got the most from the materials we’ve provided have been able to establish a routine with their learning; mainly working in the mornings, followed by a topic web learning activity in the afternoon (where possible). Our aim has been to provide a sense of familiarity to the children, a sense of still being a team , even though we’re apart! The images that you’ve provided have allowed us to keep in touch and share in the learning process. The Year 1s who attend school next week, will follow the same topic tasks as home learners so if we all launch the topic this week, we’ll be on track for an exciting end to the term!
As ever, we understand that home educating isn’t always easy and would like to remind you that we will do everything we can to support you in this process and can be contacted in the usual ways if you need any advice or support.
This week is our ‘Innovate’ week so the learning might look a little bit different to the past 4 weeks. This week is a chance for you to show me and your grown-ups how much you have learnt so far! I will post a video on our YouTube channel explaining a little bit more about what you need to do but below you will find this week’s Topic Web, your maths work and your spellings.
Keep up your excellent learning, I look forward to seeing the pictures of your work this week.
Welcome to Week 4 of Home Learning! I am so proud of how well you are all getting on at home and the work that you are sending to me is wonderful. Below, you will find this week’s learning. Maths is going be slightly different from now on but you will find an explanation about that underneath.
As always, do what you can! Each day is different, some days are more productive than others and I fully understand that. If you have any questions, you know where I am.
Mrs Ward x
IMPORTANT Change to Maths
As you are all aware, we have been using ‘White Rose Maths’ materials for the vast majority of the maths homeschooling provision. As of Monday 11th May, WRM are stopping the free access to the independent worksheets. So what does this mean? You will still be able to access the resources because we already subscribe to WRM, but there’s just a small change in where you will find them. Still go onto the WRM page as normal and watch the video, this will remain free and accessible to all. Then instead of downloading the activity by clicking next to the video, visit your classes home learning page,where your teacher will have uploaded the resources for you, and download the day’s activity free from there. You do not need to acces the Bitesize videos as we have the resources for you.
I will be uploading new activities to this page each week so keep an eye out for what’s going on. I have emailed you a letter which explains how everything is going to work but if you need any help, please ask! You can also find a copy of the letter, below.
Our new topic for this half-term is Wriggle and Crawl so we will be finding out all about Mini-beasts.
Please just do what you can – Good Luck!
Mrs Ward x
Have a look at what is being uploaded to this page but remember, don’t start any work until Monday 20th April!