Robins

Google classroom

Throughout the school closure, Google Classroom will be used to share tasks and learning opportunities for. Please see the Robins online classroom for daily tasks and to communicate with the class. In addition, please see the suggestions below for extra learning opportunities. Please contact me if you have any questions.

nmurray@bewickbridge.co.uk

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This term...

English

We are studying ‘Supertato: Carnival catastropea’. We arelearning about Newspaper reports and will be writing our own in a few weeks time. We will also be launching a diary project to allow pupils to document their experiences and feelings over this strange time.

Maths

We are focusing on fractions (halves and quarters).

We will be using a mixture of White Rose videos and BBC bitesize to support our learning from home.

Topic

We have now started our new 'Toy Stories' topic.

Twinkl are offering a free subscription during this time - use the code UKTWINKLHELPS to sign up. They provide a range of resources that cover all areas of the curriculum.

Science

We are learning about everyday materials. We will identify and name a variety of everyday materials, describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials, and compare and group them.

Materials include: wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.


Reading

Ensure your child reads at least once a day for 10 minutes or more. It is essential that you not only hear them read but also model fluency and expression through reading more challenging texts to your child. See the link below for some suggestions, taking into account the reading age and the interest age.

RWInc ebooks

Books to read to your child

Additionally, you can find confident readers reading aloud at the world book day storytime online, so your child can hear a range of readers.

It is important to talk about and ask questions about the books that they have read. You can find a range of questions here.

Discuss interesting or new vocabulary and encourage your child to use it in their writing or speech.

Each week your child could write a book review on a book that they have read to share with their class. Templates can be found here

Other websites to support reading at home

Oxford owl

Reading eggs (free 30 day trial)

Read Write Inc. (Phonics)

Every child in Year 1 joins in with Read Write inc speed sounds lessons. There are daily RWInc speed sounds on youtube at the following times:

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm

Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm

Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

On the Ruth Miskin You Tube Channel you can also find other videos to support your child’s reading and writing at home.

You can also find a sample of free ebooks that support the RWInc lessons here.

Key Instant Recall Facts

The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise these KIRFs while walking to school or during a car journey? You don’t need to practise them all at once: perhaps you could have a fact of the day. If you would like more ideas, please speak to Miss Murray.

Use practical resources – Your child has one potato on their plate and you give them three more. Can they predict how many they will have now?

Make a poster – We use Numicon at school. You can find pictures of the Numicon shapes here: bit.ly/NumiconPictures – your child could make a poster showing the different ways of making 5.

Play games – You can play number bond pairs online at www.conkermaths.com and then see how many questions you can answer in just one minute.

Suggested reading list:

Here is a list of books that you may want to read with your child.

  • The Smartest Giant in Town - Julia Donaldson
  • A Squash and a Squeeze - Julia Donaldson
  • The Gruffalo’s Child - Julia Donaldson
  • The Gigantic Turnip - Aleksei Tolstoy
  • The Whisperer - Nick Butterworth
  • The Blue Balloon - Nick Butterworth
  • The Cat in the Hat - Dr Seuss
  • Hairy Maclary - Lynley Dodd
  • The Incredible Book Eating Boy - Oliver Jeffers
  • The Large Family Collection - Jill Murphy
  • Charlie and Lola - Lauren Child
  • The Trouble with Jack - Shirley Hughes
  • My Friend Bear - Jez Alborough
  • Avocado Baby - John Burningham
  • The Jolly Postman - Allan Ahlberg
  • Mister Magnolia - Quentin Blake
  • Frog and Toad are Friends - Arnold Lobel
  • The Princess and the Pea - Minnie Grey
  • Don’t Forget the Bacon - Pat Hutchins
  • Emperor of Absurdia - Chris Riddell
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Jon Scieszka
  • Mixed up Fairy Tales Hillary Robinson - Nick Sharratt
  • Not Now Bernard - David Mckee
  • Professor Astro Cat’s Human Body Odyssey - Dominic Walliman
  • The Big Book Bugs - Yuval Zommer
  • Once Upon a Raindrop - James Carter
  • A Cat’s Guide to the Sky - Stuart Atkinson