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General Information

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(IEP’s)

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.

 

Reading Books

(As we are not sending reading books home at the moment due to COVID then some links and ideas to promote reading at 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.  Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

P.E.

P.E. lessons will take place once a week. To reduce the amount of items transferring between home and school the pupils will complete P.E. in their uniform.

 

At the moment, we are unable to travel out of school to The Meadows Pool in Maghull for swimming lessons.

 

During our P.E. sessions we discuss the importance of keeping fit and the affect it has on our bodies. We look at ways we can keep healthy through a balanced diet and regular exercise.

 

Cookery

We do cookery once a week. Please let us know if your child has any allergies.

Cookery lessons focus on independence skills and learning to cook for ourselves.

 

Home Learning

If your child is off school due to isolation or sickness, there will be home learning activities update to the class page relating to the topic that the class will be learning about that week. If you would like any individual activities that are designed directly for your child's abilities and interests then please contact me.

Life Skills- Making the bed

Happy Easter Everyone from Mersey class

Our Disney curriculum day!

Reading

You should be reading twice a week. Choose a book from Home to read and explore. Or you can use one of the following links;

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

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If you would like individual learning packs, more lessons or printed worksheets please contact the school office and request. 

 

Parents, Carers and Pupils- You are all doing an amazing job! You should be proud of yourself! 

 

'Your best teacher is your last mistake' - Ralph Nader.

 

Literacy

This week we are practicing our Phonic with the Small Town Superheros.

Follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zgnrf82 

 

Our story this week is 'Little Red Hen'. 

Follow this link; https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/little-red-hen-2e6d


Numeracy

This week we are exploring pattern using 2D and 3D shapes.

Follow these links: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxvxwnb 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/pattern-and-early-number-187a

 

Theme

Our theme this week is Allotments-Nutrition and the Human body.

Activity idea 1– Make a pizza using healthy foods.   

Activity idea 2– Taste and smell foods from other countries. Decide if you like or dislike them.  

Activity idea 3– Explore how the digestive system works by    watching a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiRKW0W51Pg  

Activity idea 4– Look at why it is important to have a balanced diet and complete the worksheet of the different parts of the body.   

Activity idea 5– Watch the PowerPoint on different ways to keep healthy and complete the worksheet.  

Activity idea 6– Sing ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ with actions. 

Activity idea 7– Explore how important it is to exercise. Follow this link;  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-is-exercise-so-important-70w38d  

Activity idea 8– Identify the different parts of the body. Follow this link; https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-different-parts-of-the-human-body-70uk6d

 

ASDAN

This week we are focusing on daily living skills of laundry, look at the ASDAN files above for your tasks. Encourage your child to complete these tasks as independently as possible. 

 

Cookery

For the next few weeks we are looking at a selection of cookery tasks, you can practice a range over these few weeks or choose one that you would like to continue practicing  to build up your skills. Encourage your child to complete these tasks as independently as possible. Refer to documents under Week Beginning 25.1.21. 

 

Science

This week our topic is Materials. Follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdpftrd 

Can you find different materials in your house. Explore these materials and identify their properties (describe the materials i.e. hard or soft).

 

PE

Yoga link-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM8NjfCfOg0 

Literacy

This week we are practicing comprehension (finding information from a text). 

Follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8xt39 

 

Our story this week is 'Bats learn to dance'. 

Follow this link; https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/bat-learns-to-dance-8ce1


Numeracy

This week we are exploring using language of position, direction and movement. 

Follow this link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-language-of-direction-position-and-movement-c9h30d

 

This week we have the challenge of ordinal numbers. 

Follow this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhw8d6f

 

Theme

Our theme this week is Allotments-Nutrition

Activity idea 1– Watch the PowerPoint on the different food groups and complete the worksheet.

Activity idea 2– Explore the taste, texture and smells of different foods. Decide if you like or don’t like them.

Activity idea 3– Explore what makes a healthy meal. Complete the sorting activity of healthy and unhealthy foods.

Activity idea 4– Research what makes a balanced diet meal and plan a meal using a paper plate and pictures.

Activity idea 5– Help at home cooking a selection of different foods.

Activity idea 6– Complete the ‘What are the key parts of a healthy diet’ lesson online; https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-key-parts-of-a-healthy-diet-60wkgr  

Activity idea 7– Complete the ‘What is a healthy diet’ lesson online; https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-a-healthy-diet-c9k38t

 

ASDAN

This week we are focusing on daily living skills of cleaning, look at the ASDAN files above for your tasks. Encourage your child to complete these tasks as independently as possible. 

 

Cookery

For the next few weeks we are looking at a selection of cookery tasks, you can practice a range over these few weeks or choose one that you would like to continue practicing  to build up your skills. Encourage your child to complete these tasks as independently as possible. 

 

Science

This weeks lesson is the Human Body. Follow this link for the lesson and interactive resources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxnf6g8 

For more advanced learning follow this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztqbn9q 

 

PE

Yoga link-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I 

Numeracy

Our numeracy focus this week is learning how to tell the time. There is printable worksheets, PowerPoints and an interactive game.

For further learning follow this link:  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znhp7yc

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-writing-the-time-to-oclock-part-1-69jk6t

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-writing-the-time-to-oclock-part-2-cnj6ar

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-writing-the-time-to-oclock-and-half-past-part-1-6wwpat

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-writing-the-time-to-oclock-and-half-past-part-2-c4wkjr

 

Literacy

Story of the week is ‘The Nosie House’. Follow this link for a sequence of lessons:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/the-noisy-house-4bbb

We are also practicing to write and order the days of the week:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8grydm

 

Theme

Our topic this week is Allotments- Plant life.

 

Activity idea 1– Watch the video on the life cycle of plants and complete the matching activity to identify the plant life cycle.

Activity idea 2– Look at different types of trees and the different places that they grow. Go on a walk of your local area with an adult and see what different trees you can find.

Activity idea 3– Watch the video about photosynthesis    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1Ymc311XS8  

Activity idea 4– As plants grow from a seed and become a plant, make some popcorn and watch how the popcorn ‘seed’ becomes something else.

Activity idea 5– As plants need light to grow, explore light and shadow. Make a light theatre and use your hands to make a shadow puppet.

 

Video Lesson 1 – Watch lesson on ‘What a plant needs to grow’ https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/growing-plants-1978 

Video Lesson 2 – Watch lesson on ‘The stages of a Plant Growing’ https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/growing-plants-1978

Video Lesson 3 – Watch lesson on ‘Constructing a beanstalk’ https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/growing-plants-1978

 

Science 

This weeks science lesson is on seasonal changes. Follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhtp2v4 

 

Cookery

This weeks cookery lesson is making scrambled egg, you will need to do this with an adult as the hob is very hot and can burn.

 

ASDAN

Can you name who is in your family?

Who is the people you live with?

Do you have any pets? What animals are they? What are their names?

 

PE

This weeks Yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg&list=PL8snGkhBF7nhEquR7wXbzIXjFrlXsze_H&index=1 

Science 

Watch this video:

https://youtu.be/p53Glw5Nzro

 

What is the name of these animals?

What are they eating?

Are these animals endangered?

What does the word endangered mean?

Can you research and find other animals that are endangered?

 

Theme

Our Topic this week is Allotments- Vegetables and Fruit.

 

Activity idea 1– Listen to the vegetable song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE5tvaveVak 

Activity idea 2– Make a collage with pictures of all different vegetables. To make it even better you could add some writing to your work with the overwrite sheets.

Activity idea 3– Smell, taste and look at a variety of different fruit and vegetables. Decide if you like each one using the thumbs up or thumbs down sheet.

Activity idea 4– Explore the different items that make a salad.  Decide whether to make a fruit salad or a salad with vegetables. What different items will you put in your salad?

Activity idea 5– Explore different places where you can buy fruit and vegetables from.

Activity Idea 6- Review the PowerPoint where does fruit and Vegetables come from and complete/discuss the activity sheet. 

Activity idea 7– Set up a tuck shop at home and practice exchanging money for items from the shop.

 

 

Cookery

With an adults support can you make beans on toast. You can heat the beans in the microwave or in a saucepan. Remember to be careful as the toaster, microwave and hob are very hot and can burn. You need an adult to help you.

 

ASDAN

Your ASDAN challenge this week is to identify your:

  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Telephone number
  •  Home address
  •  Hair Colour
  • Eye Colour
  • Shoe Size

 

PE

Yoga link:

https://youtu.be/u8sEfRXRuAw  

Theme

Our topic this week is Allotments- Gardening Club.

 

Activity idea 1– Use the internet to research different designs for wind chimes. What different materials are used?

Activity idea 2– Design and make your own wind chime using ideas gathered from your research . Think carefully about what you might want to include on your wind chime.

Activity idea 3– Design and make your own bird feeder to encourage birds to visit your garden at home.

Activity idea 4– Take part in a mini beast hunt either in your garden at home or at the local park. What different mini beasts can you find?

Activity idea 5– Complete the matching and overwrite sheet for mini-beasts.

Activity idea 6– Use the resources on the class page to find out what plants need to survive. Complete the worksheet about what plants need to survive.

 

PE

Yoga this week - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRgvrnuijdE 

 

Bean game:

String bean- Stretch up tall

Jelly Bean- Wibble Wobble your body

Beans on toast- Lay on the Floor sprawled out

Baked Bean- Make yourself very small

Running Bean- Run around

French bean- Oh La La

Jumping Bean- Jump up and down on the spot

 

Cookery

Make a sandwich of your choice with an adult. Can you spread the butter or jam? Did it taste nice? You should be proud of the sandwich you made.

 

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Inventions

We have been exploring the inventions made over time and the huge milestones these have been.  Now it is our challenge to think of an invention, design it and draw your plan.

 

Some websites for you to explore other kids inventions:

 

https://www.boredpanda.com/kids-inventions-turned-into-reality-inventors-project-dominic-wilcox/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic  

 

http://www.demilked.com/kids-inventions-real-products-inventors-project-dominic-wilcox/

Forest School

Having fun exploring Samba music

Over the Rainbow 

This month we have had an exciting 'Over the Rainbow' curriculum in which we have been focusing on being health and mental well being. We have been exploring our emotions, making and tasting healthy food, making stress balls, staying active and many more fun activities. 

Enjoying our outdoor math lesson

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