Welcome to Neptune Class
Your class teacher is Mrs McFarlane
Your teaching assistant is Mrs Moses
Your learning support assisstant is Mrs Action
Dear Neptune Class and family,
I hope that you are all well and enjoying the beautiful weather. Remember to keep healthy and safe by washing your hand as often as you can.
I really do miss you children and hope that you are doing some home learning alongside playing and challenging your parents to complete some tasks with you.
I will set you some tasks throughout the week and you all can contact me by using our class email address below:
I would be really excited to hear all about what you have been doing at home and would also love to see some pictures of the fantastic learning that you have done.
Here are some of our fantastic home learning!
Home Learning for week beginning 30/03/2020
-Write a shopping list for your family.
- Write your own story or fairy tale. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
-Use your phonics skills to label 10 items around your house.
-Read a book to a grown up and then write your own book review.
-Write about your adventure on the magic school bus.
-Write your numbers from 1 to 100.
-Practice doubling and halving numbers.
-Practice your 10 and 20 number bonds.
-Practice forming all your numbers correctly.
-Idendify a cube, cylinder, cuboid and sphere.
-Identify and draw a 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins.
Identify and draw 3 different types of transport.
Make your own model of your favourite transport.
Talk to your grown up about 'People Who Help Us'.
Online resources for support learning at home
Pretend to travel the world! Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums:
Science / Nature/ technologyMaddie from Do You Know? is doing daily lives on all things science and tech.
Children's storiesFree audiobooks- listen to fabulous stories
Stories with David WalliamsAt 11am each day
Art HubFor easy drawing tutorials, this is the place to be - just add a pen and paper!
Neptune class has had a fantastic Spring Term so far. We have enjoyed the changes in the weather and our trip to the Natural History Museum where we learnt all about reptiles, amphibians,birds, mammals and other animals.
For our Topic work we are focussing on 'Our Wonderful World' and finding out about the climate in different places, continents, countries, our local area and other amazing things in our world. We hope to plant some seeds at the end of term and ask that you try and do this at home with your children if you get the opportunity.
Home Learning for week beginning 23/03/2020
Here are some activities you could do with your child to help with their knowledge of the world and their wellbeing:
Make a 'Wonderful world' collage using materials, objects from the countryside or garden, drawings and cut out pictures.
Ask your child to write a poem or list of all the things that are wonderful about this world and publish this on your social media page or frame it.
Get your child to draw a picture of the things that make them happy and keep this by their bed to remind them of what a lovely world they live in.
Show your child where they live on google earth and let them explore the world for themselves on this wonderful website.
Encourage your child to watch David Attenboroughs' Blue planet or other real life nature programmes on TV or YouTube.
Help your child to build a bug hotel or hedgehog home to keep the animals safe and warm.
Make some healthy snacks like fruit kebabs, vegetable kebabs, fruit salad, stews or stir frys with your child.
Use leaves to make the digits of numbers up to 10 and stick these up.
Talk to your child about your own childhood and things that went well or wrong and how you and your family dealt with them.
Show your child that when you cut up apples or oranges or pizza it can be shown as fractions such as halves and quarters.
Encourage your child to read the time at least to the nearest hour.
If you have access to a garden encourage your child to make a 'happy space' for them to go and sit and relax.
Encourage your child to do fun yoga and meditation to help them keep balanced and calm.
Activities relating to other school subjects:
Learn about number bonds and try to remember them.
Can you tell 3 and what makes 10?
Continue doing these kinds of questions as often as possible. If your child has difficulties use counters or objects to show them how to make the number bonds.
See the websites below for further information.
number bondsnumber bond activity
Number bondsNumber bond video
Please continue to help your children with their phonics work as this is so important for their continued learning and future achievements.
Write 3 words with each of these sounds
ck, ai, air, ar, ch, ear, ee, er, igh, ng, oa, oi, oo, or, ow, qu, sh, th, ur, ure, v, w, x, y, z
Now use your words to make sentences.
Please make use of your Bug Club access.
We sometimes use phonics play (see link below) and this website has access to Lesson Plans if you log in as a Teacher.
At this time they are offering a free service for parents aiming to help their children continuing their learning at home.
Also Teach Your Monster to Read. You can use this for free on your laptop or pc. There is currently a charge for the app on mobile phones.
Phonics PlayPhonics websites with games and lesson plans
Teach Your Monster to ReadFun game where children teach a Monster to read whilst learning themselves.
Phonics gamesPhonics activities
Practice reading and spelling these tricky words.
you, are, they, was, come, said, have, come, little, were, there, what when, out, people, their, called, Mr, some, looked, asked, could
Now use some of these words in sentences.
Learn It Champions
Learn your doubles
Challenge yourself to remember all your doubles from 1 to 12.
Draw and find out the names of 3 different flowers (variety of common wild and garden plants).
Then find out some facts about them to share with your friends at school.
Write your own story. You can use some parts of other stories to help you. Draw pictures for your story.
Write about some of the things that you did with your family at home. Take some pictures to show your friends.
Time tables Challenge
Learn your 2 and 5 times tables with Percy Parker!
See if you can write out your 2 and 5 times tables like this.
Geography- What a wonderful world!
Make a model or a draw a globe and identify the seven continents.
Then identify Canada, Brazil, China, Nigeria, Jamaica, Spain, UK, France and India.
Art and Craft
Draw or paint a picture of your family and friends.
Make a picture or model of your choice.
Here are some activities that you can print out to do with your child while they are at home:
General Home Learning during school opening times:
In Year 1 children will be expected to read daily and write or draw about what they have read in their reading journal. Ideally your child’s input should be alongside comments from you at this stage of their learning.