9am - 9:30am - Reading/IEP Work
Wake Up song
Hello - This is an opportunity for each pupil to talk about the weekend/night before at home or about anything else.
This is used as a PSHE lesson to allow pupils to communicate with staff and one another.
We look at the date, weather, what we are having for lunch, what we are doing for the day and pupils will 'sign in' on the board.
We then will start our lessons for the day.
2021 Lockdown Life Skills Challenges
We hope you are all keeping safe at home and enjoying spending time with your family.
Please see below Life Skills Challenges to complete at home or in school.
We will be picking a star winner each week and every pupil will receive a certificate when completing a challenge.
At the end of lockdown, there will be a special award for the pupil or pupils who have completed the most challenges.
Please send your pictures if you would like to be featured on the website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we continue our American Dream topic and will look at Disney characters.
First, we will look at characters and traditional tales. Please read the stories; Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood.
Can you create your own characters and your own story to share with your family?
Continuing with our measurement topic this week, please use practical ideas to measure and weigh different things around your house.
Please see the worksheets below.
This week is all about Native Americans.
Have fun and stay Safe x
Each day in class, we start our morning by reading either independently or with an adult or friend. Choose a story, book or magazine to read at home each day. If you want something new to read, have a look at the websites below. Alternatively, you can find a book to listen to on Storyline Online.
Choose a story to listen to - https://www.storylineonline.net/
Ebooks and games - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Ebooks - https://freekidsbooks.org/
Learning all about America.
Please see the PPT below and worksheets. Can you create an American fact file on what you found?
If you cannot access the PPT please see the webpage below on American facts. Also, see if you can find any facts on YouTube
or holiday programs.
This term we are focusing on Measurement, in particular using practical activities we have already used in class to support this.
You will need a tape measure, or if not you can use any unit of measurement you have around the house (bottle, toy car etc).
Use the worksheet to measure different body parts.
Can you measure anything around your home and draw a picture for me? :)
As a class, we have visited the Forest school each week to check on our birdfeeders and a hedgehog hotel that we made from
If you can at home you can with your family make birdfeeders for your outside area and watch what wildlife come into your garden. Keep a list and bring it to school to show your friends.
Last term we focused on creating different items that pupils could make independently in school and at home.
If you could with your family create a small meal, drink, or dessert that you can follow as independently as possible.
For added bonus pupils are encouraged to do the washing up in school - so, they can recreate this at home too! :)
I would love to know what you have been making and we could make your creations in school.
There are a few examples below:
Graffiti in New York. Have a look at the artist Keith Haring. Can you create some graffiti art.
Autumn 2 term will be based on Major Milestones that have happened throughout History.
We will base the first two weeks (2nd-13th November) on Cars/Public Transport Topic.
16th - 27th November - Flight Topic
30th - 7th December - Space
Please see the working from home tasks above, and below the recommended worksheets to accompany this topic. If you would like to include your own work with your child or any ideas please feel free to explore this topic. Please send in any completed work that we can add to your child's topic work file.
Autumn Term 2: Phonics
We will be learning about a different initial sound each week but continue to build on our previous knowledge. Provided below are links to some general phonic activities but as pupils are working towards individual targets there are specifically designed worksheets provided in each pupils Home Learning pack, available to collect from Reception in the event of school closure.
Some ideas to help you support your child with their learning
1. Play "I Spy"
2. Spread out letters and ask your child to find initial sounds "what sound does cat begin with?"
3. Use magnetic letters or cut up pieces of paper with letters on. Mix them up and see who can make as many words in 2 minutes.
4. Allow your child to take photographs of objects they find beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Make a phonic photo album.
5. Make a phonics dictionary.
Through our topic this half-term 'The Music of Brazil' we will:
Over the Rainbow Month Curriculum
Literacy - Reading at home
This half term we will be learning all about the season of Autumn. This will include learning about animals who hibernate and the reasons why they do. Lots of our activities will take place outside and we are lucky to be able to go to the Forest School.
Try some of these recipes while you are at home. Remember to practice your number skills by counting spoonfuls, using weighing scales and checking the numbers on the oven. We would love you to send us some photographs of your finished items!
We ask parents and carers to return the home/school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with me.
Individual Education Plan (IEPs)
This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child's learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child.
P.E. lessons are on Tuesday afternoon.
Swimming sessions take place on Wednesdays at The Meadows Pool in Maghull.
During our P.E. sessions we discuss the importance of keeping fit and the effect it has on our bodies. We look at ways we can keep healthy through a balanced diet and regular exercise.
We do cookery every Monday afternoon. Please let us know if your child has any allergies.
Cookery lessons focus on independence skills and learning to cook for ourselves. We appreciate if parents can assist with the cost of buying cookery ingredients by sending in class funds each week.