Hello! Hope you had a lovely half term enjoying this fabulous weather!
This week please explore the year 1 and 2 project packs as well as extra phonics, reading and writing challenges. Please do what you can :)
Feel free to email in any work to the office : )
Welcome to the summer term!
Please find below a weekly planner with a guideline to your child's home learning this week. The resources and work are underneath this ready to download for your child to complete throughout the week.
Wherever possible please hear your child read for 15 mins each day, as well as spellings, handwriting and times tables to keep their brains ticking during this unusual time!
Hope everyone is well and safe and we hope to see you all very soon!
Home learning week commencing:
Monday 30th March 2020
Please make sure you are reading each day with your child ideally for around 15 mins per day.
You could also do 15 mins of the following each day with your child:
Below is this week’s ‘weekly planner’ with all resources attached below. This is just a guideline as to how you might set out home learning with your child during the week.
I have also attached some great educational online links where printing may be an issue.
Please can you make sure you read with your child each morning and evening where possible. The children have been given extra books to accommodate this.
These are the other activities you could be doing for 15 minutes each day:
All attachments for the children's home learning are available to download and print off (where possible) on the Horse Chestnut class page. This can be done any time and in any order.
If you are unable to access the online documents, we will also be issuing each child with a paper home learning booklet so if access to the online resources is not possible the children can complete the booklets they will be given at the end of the week (20th March).
The Horse Chestnuts are studying pirates this term ! They are already very excited to partake in lots of pirate learning journeys including making our classroom into a pirate museum for parents to enjoy! All of our curriculum plans are found on the curriculum letter attached.
The pictures show the Horse Chestnut class really getting stuck in to playing at pirates in forest schools in our first week back; building pirate ships and using natural materials in the woods to imagine steering the ship and climbing the rigging!
The children this week have been learning about healthy eating and the importance of vitamins in our diet. With that in mind, we looked into why pirates got scurvy and then created our own delicious lemon and lime cocktails as a solution to avoid scurvy and to practise these tasty refreshments ready for our pirate museum open day where the children will be serving drinks and snacks themselves! We are also going to be writing instructions on how to create this refreshing drink at home.
We have been reading the book ‘Class 3 all at Sea’ whereby the children have acted out the story, making some brilliant freeze frames in groups, as well as having a go at retelling the story involving pirates, children and a big friendly octopus who saves the day. We will also be looking at various authors who have written pirate stories and the children will be choosing their favourite.
The Circus Comes to Town! Our Curriculum over view letter reveals all of the fun and educational activities planned for our Autumn topic of 'The circus'. We can't wait to get stuck in! If you haven't received a 'Circus comes to town' curriculum overview letter please come and ask for a copy.