During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!


Welcome to the Super Seahorses Class page!

We are a Year 1 and 2 class. Our teacher is Miss Birkby.

We are a wonderful class and just like our namesake we help each other to swim and are very hardworking! Did you know that Seahorses prefer to swim in pairs with their tails linked together. Also, they swim upright and propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second.

Below, you will find information about our school routine and our learning for the term. I will be continuing to update this page regularly, so please keep visiting. 

Latest News

We are back on  Monday 8th March! I look forward to seeing you from across the playground.  In the meantime, if you would like to contact me, you can do so by Class Dojo or through contacting the school office.

Best wishes, stay safe and well,

Miss Birkby


Returning to School

As we approach our return to school it is understandable that some feelings may be mixed. The following sheets may be of use to help reassure your child and help plan and prepare. Please click on the links below.

8 reasons to Feel Reassured

Anxiety Tools for Parents

Reducing Separation Anxiety


Term 4: Towers, Tunnels and Turrets Newsletter

Term 4: Towers, Tunnels and Turrets Topic Web

Reading Newsletter Term 4


Online Safety

Children, remember your e-safety rules: make sure you let your parents know you are online and share what you are learning about.

During this time of remote learning, it has become more fundamental than ever to keep our children safe online.  The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to do this. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
TikTok
Among Us
Playstation
X-Box


Term 4 - Our Topic is 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets' 

 

Hot off the Press! This week's Spelling List 05.03.2021

With the children's return to school, we are introducing some new spelling groups.  I will be contacting you to confirm your child's group.

 

Timetable

KS1 Timetable – Term 4, Week 1    08.03.21 - 12.03.21

Please follow the links on the timetable to see and download this week's learning activities.  It is the same learning that the children will be completing in the bubble.
To support access to learning on different platforms, most work has has been duplicated into PDF documents.

Please do not feel obliged to print off all the pages for the children to work on: we are more than happy for the children to complete the work on paper, for you to photograph and upload to their portfolio on Class Dojo.

All work will be posted by 8:30am in the morning but, as you see, most is posted well before.

 

**Timetable update **

We are excited to invite you to a Key Stage 1 assembly to start the week at 9:00am on Monday morning.  See ClassDojo for further details.
 We will sharing our new topic with the children and starting off our English task.  Please feel free to adapt the day accordingly and do your phonics at a time that suits you best.

 

 

8:30 – 8:55
Register

8:55 – 9:20

9:20 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:25

11:25 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:45

12:45 – 1:00

1:00 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:30

2:40– 3:00

Monday
– 01.03.21

Early Morning Activity

Phonics

Daily online Letters and Sounds for Home and Schools Lessons.

Phase 2 Video Lessons

Phase 3 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons PDF

Phase 5 Video Lessons

Phase 5 Video Lessons PDF

Your child's phonics phase has been sent to you through Dojo.

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

   English

Towers, Tunnels & Turrets

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

    


Break

Maths

*Links for video tutorials are on the PowerPoints

 

Year 1 

Shape

 

 

Year 2

Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths
Meeting

PowerPoint Lessons 1 and 2

 

PowerPoint PDF

Level 1 Word doc

Level 1 PDF

Level 2 Word Doc

Level 2 PDF

 

Class
Assembly

Lunch

Book Talk

This session can be found on you Class Dojo Class Story

Science
 

Compare the suitability of everyday materials.

 

Science PowerPoint

Science PowerPoint PDF

 

Level 1 Task Word doc

Level 1 Task PDF

 

 

Level 2 Task Word doc

Level 2 Task PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story time

Tuesday
– 02.03.21

Early Morning Activity

Phonics

Daily online Letters and Sounds for Home and Schools Lessons.

Phase 2 Video Lessons

Phase 3 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons PDF

Phase 5 Video Lessons

Phase 5 Video Lessons PDF

Your child's phonics phase has been sent to you through Dojo.

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

English 

Towers, Tunnels & Turrets

 

 



 

 

 

 

Maths

*Links for video tutorials are on the PowerPoints

Year 1 Shape  

 

Year 2

 Shape

 

 

 

 

Handwriting

 

 

Handwriting

Capital letters

M, N, V, W, K, X Slanted Lines

Click here for further information.

Class
Assembly

Book Talk

This session can be found on you Class Dojo Class Story

History

 

        

 

  Who lived in a  Medieval Castle?

 

History PowerPoint

History PowerPoint PDF

 

Level 1 Task Word doc

Level 1 Task PDF

 

Level 2 Task Word doc

Level 2 Task PDF

 

 

 

 

Story time

Wednesday –
10.03.21

Early Morning Activity Phonics

Daily online Letters and Sounds for Home and Schools Lessons.

Phase 2 Video Lessons

Phase 3 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons PDF

Phase 5 Video Lessons

Phase 5 Video Lessons PDF

Your child's phonics phase has been sent to you through Dojo.

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

English

 

 


 

Maths

*Links for video tutorials are on the PowerPoints

 

Year 1 Shape 

 

Year 2

 Shape 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths
Meeting

 

PowerPoint Lessons 1 and 2

 

Level 1 Word Doc

Level 1 PDF

Level 2 Word doc

Level 2 PDF

 

Level 3 Word Doc

Level 3 PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assembly

Guest
Speaker

Book Talk

This session can be found on you Class Dojo Class Story

Computing

 

Grouping Data

 

Describing an object.

 

 

Describing an object PowerPoint

 

Describing an object Task

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PE

Choose from a range of activities

Joe Wicks 5-minute work out

PE @home

Cosmic Yoga

Home PE KS1 Challenge
(supervision required!)

Why don't you take some pictures of your PE activities and put them in your Dojo portfolio!

Story time

Thursday – 11.03.21

Early Morning Activity Phonics

Daily online Letters and Sounds for Home and Schools Lessons.

Phase 2 Video Lessons

Phase 3 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons PDF

Phase 5 Video Lessons

Phase 5 Video Lessons PDF

 

Your child's phonics phase has been sent to you through Dojo.

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

English

Towers, Tunnels & Turrets

 

 

 

 

Maths

Year 1

Shape

 

 

Year 2

Shape

 

 

 

 

 

Handwriting

 

 

Singing
Assembly


 

 

Book Talk

This session can be found on you Class Dojo Class Story

PSHE

 

 

To know about the different food groups that make a healthy balanced diet.

 

PSHE PowerPoint

PSHE PowerPoint PDF

 

PSHE Task Word doc

PSHE Task PDF

 

 

 

 

Story time

Friday

12.03.21

Early Morning Activity Phonics

Daily online Letters and Sounds for Home and Schools Lessons.

Phase 2 Video Lessons

Phase 3 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons

Phase 4 Video Lessons PDF

Phase 5 Video Lessons

Phase 5 Video Lessons PDF

Your child's phonics phase has been sent to you through Dojo.

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

English
Spelling test

Ask someone in your family to test you on your spellings. Just like school, you need to write them down.

 

 

 

 

Maths

*Links for video tutorials are on the PowerPoints

 

Year 1 

Shape 

 

 

 

Year 2

 Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story time

Book Talk

This session can be found on you Class Dojo Class Story

 

Music

" Round and Round"

Click here to access the Yumu lesson.

You will have been sent a login card on Dojo.
If you haven't please message me and I'll resend it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art

 

Mother's Day card 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration
Assembly

The links below provide alternative tasks for children if they have trouble accessing the work above.Further Support

SEND learning
Pencil Control Work Pack
Pencil Control Feelings Monsters
SATPIN Letter Formation
Letter Formation Pre-cursive                                                                                                                                                                                  Phase 2 Phonics Activity Mats
Phase 2 'I can read' Activities -
Set 1 - Set 2 - Set 3 - Set 4 - Set 5
Phase 2 Activity Booklet
Phase 2 Picture and caption matching                                                                                                                                                                    Number Formation Work Pack
First 100 High Frequency Words Handwriting
Number Bonds Challenge


Useful Resources

Number bonds to 10

Number bonds to 20

Number bonds to 10 and 20

Number square to 100

Number line

Alphabet Mat

Phase 2 soundmat

Phase 3 soundmat

Phase 4 soundmat

Phase 5 soundmat

All sounds

Tricky words Phase 2

Tricky words Phase 3

Tricky words Phase 4

Tricky words Phase 5

High Frequency words Phase 2

High Frequency words Phase 3

High Frequency words Phase 4

High Frequency words Phase 5

100 Books to Read in KS1


Additional resources

   

 

Homework - Term 4 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets - What will you choose to do? Click on the the image to find out about the homework challenges.

 

 

 

The links below lead you straight to the additional sheets you will need.

Book review template

Shield template

Dragon biscuits recipe

Knight's shield pizza recipe

Measure the Knights

Useful stuff

Book list 1

Book list 2

Word mat 1

Word mat 2

Spellings

Spellings are set each Friday, and tested the following Friday. In addition, all children should know how to spell the days of the week by the end of Year 1 (including the capital letter!).  Please help your child learn these key words.

Spelling frame is another site that also has a range of activities to help practise spelling patterns and conventions.

 

 

Handwriting:

Here are handwriting pages that we use in class.  The letters have been grouped as they are formed in similar ways, apart from Blue family which have their own distinctive shapes.  Forming letters correctly help the children to begin joining their letters clearly.  It's a good idea to make sure that handwriting is practised sitting with a good posture at a table.  They can be done independently and, as long as they hold the pencil or pen correctly, they can use any writing equipment they like.

Go for quality over quantity. Although the sheets are A4, only spend 15-20 minutes at a time.  Have a break, or use the handwriting as quick early morning activity.

If your child finds letter formation challenging, it's a good idea to write the letters as big as possible.  You can even use shampoo or shower gel and write them as large as possible on a tiled wall, shower screen or window!  Only focus on one letter at a time.


Learning Archive

Click here to see the archive of previous weeks' learning.


Year 1 and 2 Learning@home.

Purple Mash

Year 1 and 2 use Purple Mash to support learning across the curriculum.  Each child should have their login details however, if you need a remind please do not hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo.

 

Class Dojo

We use ClassDojos in school to reward children for brilliant conduct and fantastic learning.  Invites have been sent to the parents via e-mail so that the children can share their learning with me.  If you have not received an invitation to join, please check your junk/spam folders.  Otherwise, please contact the school by phone or email telling us the e-mail address that you would like to be contacted on; I will do my best to resend you the information you need as soon as I can.
How children sign in to Class Dojo at home.
How to change your Dojo monster!

Reading Eggs

Rye Primary School have purchased a subscription for all our children to access Reading Eggs. It supports each child’s learning by offering individual, one-on-one lessons that allow children to progress at their own rate.  The Reading Eggs programme focuses on a core reading curriculum of phonics and sight words using skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success.  With interactive animations, fun games, great songs and lots of rewards, Reading Eggs is a great place to learn to read. Children are highly motivated to return again and again. At Reading Eggs, learning to read is enjoyable as well as very rewarding. Every                                                                     lesson ends with a new book and a new critter to add to your growing collection.

All children have their own login and password, which can be found in their yellow reading record book.  However, if you need a reminder, please don't hesitate to contact me on ClassDojo.
Click here for further information about Reading Eggs.

Weekly Reading Following feedback from parents, children and Buster Book Club:

Inspire Schools/KM Charity Team Buster's Book Club - Inspire ...

 

We are going to continue to run Busters' Book Club; this is a great scheme which celebrates reading children do outside school. Reading daily is so important and we would like them to read for 15 minutes daily.  Even if it isn't their school reading.  The children can send in their reading minutes on a Thursday as the classes with the most minutes will win extra treats! Throughout lockdown, I am still keen to collect the children's reading minutes so please continue                                                to let me know how long they have read for. Reading Eggs can count towards their total minutes.

Reading

Oxford Owl have a wide range of e-books available to read online.  Many are similar to the colour-banded books we use in school and there is a useful guide that links you to the appropriate level of books for your child.  In addition, many have an audio facility and some have activities linked to the text.

These can all be found in the Oxford Owl for Home area of their website.

Remember also, that reading and re-reading favourite books is an important part of learning to read and developing  a love of reading that should not be underestimated so please take time to enjoy family picture books and stories that you already have at home

Phonics

At Rye Community Primary School, we teach phonics at Key Stage 1 using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme.  Phonics Play provide a wide range of resources that support this.
Fast Phonics also provides further engaging activities.  They can be accessed here, using your child's Reading Eggs login.

English

Instead of a class book, we are exploring different poems.  Please take the opportunity to share these poems and any other poems and rhymes you know, including family favourites, limericks, nursery rhymes and rhymes in other languages.

Michael Rosen - You Tube

Alphabet
Knowing the alphabet is an important  skill that children should know by the end of Year 1.  As they learn the many sounds that make up the English language, it is important that they recognise the letters by their letter names, as well as their sounds so that they can distinguish between different graphemes (letters and letter clusters) that make the same sound.  For example, the 'ay' sound can also be writtern 'ai', 'a-e', and 'ey'.
Here are some fun ways for them to get to know the letter names that make up the alphabet. 

BBC Supermovers - Alphabet song
Alphabet and alphabetical order PowerPoint
Alphabetical order activity sheets
Poster

Learning Steps

  • Say the alphabet in order, saying the names of the letters not the sounds.
  • Put the alphabet in order
  • Match lower and upper case letters.
  • Put words in alphabetical order.
  • Sentence stacking - demonstration writing, using Writing Rainbow
  • Writing sentences, using capital letters to begin the sentences and for proper nouns.
  • Writing sentences, using a full stop at the end of the sentence.
  • Read writing aloud for sense and accuracy.

Maths

Here are some additional maths books that will give further practise in all the maths areas they cover during key stage 1.

Maths Parent Work Books.
Please choose the appropriate year group for your child.

Year 1 parent work books
Autumn
Block 3 Shape
Spring
Summer
Block 2 Fractions
Block 5 Money
Block 6 Time
Year 2 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Money
Spring
Block 1 Division
Block 2 Statistics
Block 4 Fractions
Summer
Block 2 Time
Block 3 Measurement
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Our science topic this term is "Everyday Materials".  We'll be learning about the properties of different materials and what they are used for.  We'll even learn about recycling, so get your bins out!

BBC Learning at Home - Materials

[Click here]  The BBC also has a range of interesting video clips to learn from and enjoy.

Geography and History:

Maps: Using atlases and Google Earth, can you find the UK?
Which continent do we live in?
Label a map of the UK with the different countries.
Where are the capital cities?
What are the different flags for each nation in the UK?
Can you name the seas surrounding the UK?.

National Geographic Kids

 P.E.

When you are self-isolating and feeling well, it is important to keep active physically as well as mentally.

Cosmic Yoga 
GoNoodle
Unicef learn with me - crafting, baking and dancing activity videos from around the world by children for children.

 


Useful Links and Websites


Further ideas for home learning activities:

  • Board games
  • Memory games
  • Listening games
  • Cookery
  • Gardening
  • Phonics and spelling games.
  • Look at newspaper articles.
  • Create to-do lists (with bullet points).
  • Bingo
  • Origami
  • Get bored... children are creative geniuses when they have 'nothing' to do!

To help explain Covid -19 to your children you might find these especially helpful.

A story book that aims to help children understand  and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced.
With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, 'My Hero is You, How kids can come to terms with COVID-19' explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

Nosy Crow is an award winning, small, independent children's book publisher who have produced Coronavirus: A book for children.
Illustrated by the wonderful Axel Scheffler and crammed full with great information, this free digital book will be useful to children, parents and carers.

 

 

 

 

CBBC Operation Ouch!

In this special episode, Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx explore the science behind the current Coronavirus pandemic, answering all your questions along the way about why the outbreak occurred, what the virus does to your body, and how patients are being treated. 

While Dr Xand has been unwell at home with Coronavirus symptoms, Dr Ronx tells us how her emergency department have been caring for patients. Meanwhile, Dr Chris finds out about the latest advancements with a vaccine, and an exciting medical collaboration with Formula One to create ventilators for hospitals. And Mini Xand is joined by Mini Chris and Mini Ronx to give you some top entertainment tips for staying at home.


Audiobooks

 Kid Normal

This first book, by Greg James and Chris Smith, is available as a free audiobook.

It's available here, through Amazon, or via other online audiobook outlets.

David Walliams 

Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!  There is also a catch-up available so you can listen to any stories that you might have missed or re-visit some of your favourites.


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