Welcome to the Brilliant Badgers!
Step Up September
It is so lovely to welcome the children back into school again. Mrs Moulds, Mrs Cunningham and myself are looking forward to supporting your children in their learning and their well being as they settle back into the routines of school life. This year, the children will be encouraged to take ownership of their own learning through child initiated activities and continuous provision (similar to EYFS, ensuring progression to meet the objectives of the National Curriculum) along with adult directed input and small group work.
As per government guidelines, a lot of our learning will take place outside (unless it is absolutely pouring with rain) and with this in mind, your child will need a change of footwear and a warm coat in school at all times. A hat and gloves will be required as the weather gets colder.
Our topic for September is The Great Fire of London. You can find a link to a knowledge organiser which provides key information your child needs to know.
Self Isolating Families
In the event of your family having to self isolate, the knowledge organiser could be used to support topic home learning. More research can be done using books or the internet to enable your child to create a fact file or a timeline of events, create a quiz, write a diary entry about the fire or be a newspaper reporter and interview the family. Knowledge organiser link The Great Fire of London
In order to support children’s reading whilst at home, when your child has completed their school reading book, or one from home, there are some activities they could do to support their comprehension skills for example, design a new front cover, write a book review, write a different ending to the story, write questions or even write their own questions for another member of the family to answer after they too have read the book. Spot compound words and make a list or even add some of their own.
As a school, we are encouraging children to use the National Oak Academy home learning lessons. Please follow the link to take you to the English and Maths lessons. All the lessons are delivered by teachers and will enable to you to continue learning until you are able to return to school.
Here you will find two blocks of 10 lessons. You may choose one block or a mixture of each.
Oak National Academy – Diary Entry
Oak National Academy – Newspaper Reports
Here you will find 2 blocks of 10 lessons. You may choose either block or a mixture of each
Oak National Academy – Money
Oak National Academy – Time
Homework for the foreseeable future will consist of weekly spellings, daily reading and Times Tables Rock Stars. School reading books will be sent home each Monday and must be returned each Friday reading to be quarantined prior to use by other children.
As we are limiting things being sent home or brought into school, I will update the spellings on the webpage weekly. Please encourage your child to learn them and show their understanding of them by using them in sentences and looking for their definitions in a dictionary. It would still be great if you have the time to email me photos of the fun ways your child has been learning their spellings.
w/c 21st September
Year 2 (old year 1’s) race ice cell city fancy face space bicycle circle spicy
Year 3 (old year 2’s) straight campaign contain brain faint waist claim praise
w/c 14th September
Year 2 (old year 1’s) knock know knee knitting knife gnat gnaw gnash gnome gnarled
Year 3 (old year 2’s) eight eighth eighty weight neighbour vein veil beige sleigh freight
Summer Term 2 Photos
The Seaside topic.
Emily’s Ice cream survey Molly’s seaside in a bottle project
Purple Mash 2Do’s
Home Learning Photos
Alistair’s Science Experiment
Rainforest topic – photos
Lydia’s My Rainforest Animal 2Do from Purple Mash
Take a look at our awesome Rainforest projects
Oliver T’s Rainforest Quiz Jacob’s Information Text about Rainforest Frogs
Maisey’s terrarium Maisey’s shoebox diorama Molly’s shoebox diorama
Deacon’s Emerald Snake Facts Lydia’s Blue Morpho Butterfly Jacob’s Shoebox Diorama
Spring term 2 and Summer Term 1 Home Learning Photos
Theo reading to his sister TS Video
Oliver practising counting in 3’s. Video
Our Long term plan LTP 2019 2020
Take a look at our Science Curriculum too! Science 2019 2020
All children are taught continuous cursive handwriting in school https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/
Some useful websites …
Phonic activities Oxford Owl – interactive books
Interactive Literacy, Maths and Science activities