Crowle C of E First School

Crowle C of E First School

Caring. Confident. Committed to Learning.

School Lane, Crowle, Worcester WR7 4AT

office@crowle.worcs.sch.uk

01905 381206

Home Learning

School Closure 2020 - Covid 19.

Easter Holidays: 

We are now officially in the Easter holidays, but we will remain closed after the Easter holiday.  School is remaining open for the key worker's children (apart from Good Friday and Easter Monday) during the holiday and the teaching staff are contactable in the usual ways.  Miss Johnson and I are leaving the home learning tasks below up over the holiday period in case anyone wishes to continue their home learning but there won't be anything new added to either the year 1/2 or the year 3/4 sections during the holidays.  We will add Easter holiday activities here if you want any ideas for things to do when you can't go out over the holidays.

We are working on a new home learning page that will go live on the evening of Sunday 19th April 2020.  We will upload maths and science every fortnight, so as not to overwhelm.  If you would like anything particular on the page, do not hesitate to contact myself or Miss Johnson, we would appreciate your feedback on the current home learning provided.

Please continue to send your photos to your child's teacher so that they can keep their class pages updated with all the wonderful things they have been doing while school is closed.

Easter activities

 

Year 3 and 4 have arrived home safely from their residential trip to Malvern at Home.  Take a look what they have been up to here.

Check out the Year 1 and 2 Class Page for lots of home learning photos from the children who have emailed Miss Johnson over the last two weeks. Well done for working hard everyone!

Year 1 and 2

The learning opportunities below are designed to enable the children to continue their learning during the school closure.  Any written work can be completed in the exercise book included in the home learning pack that came home with your child today.  If you or your children have any questions about these activities, I will be contactable on my email: lauren.johnson@crowle.dowmat.education

If the children would like to send me any screenshots or copies of work they have completed, again feel free to email me.

Useful Websites for Home Learning

Twinkl Interactive Learning Links - Year 1

Twinkl Interactive Learning Links - Year 2

A quick update from Miss Johnson (03/04/2020)

Good morning Year 1 and 2, I hope you are all taking care of yourselves and keeping safe. I have been very busy this week in school looking after the children of key workers. It was lovely to have Jessica K in yesterday. We joined in with the Year 3/4 Malvern at School, which was incredibly enjoyable. It has felt very strange walking through our cold, empty classroom. I miss teaching you all, marking all of your amazing work, listening to your crazy stories and seeing your cheerful smiles. BUT I know that this isn't forever and that one day very soon, we shall be back at school, sharing all of our stories from our time at home. I am loving seeing all of your updates on my emails. I am incredibly proud of each and every one of you for adapting to this strange time, with confidence and commitment to your learning. You have also shown how wonderfully caring you all are, by staying in contact with friends and family, whether that is writing a letter or a zoom chat, and by delivering food or letters to people in the community who are isolating. Well done Year 1 and 2!

I would also like to thank Miss Morris and Miss Simpson who have been great to team up with this week in school. We have had many laughs over the last few days with the children we have had in and it has cheered me up immensely. Malvern at school was a particular highlight of the week.

Take care everyone and hopefully we will see each other very soon!

Bobby and Bella are looking forward to Miss Johnson being at home again next week for extra treats and cuddles:

Year 2

Image result for cgp sats revision books

Please make use of the SATs booklets that were handing out during Mrs Abbott's SATs meeting during the Autumn Term. 

 

TTS Booklet - 5 to 7 years

TTS Booklet

 Online Safety

Think-u-know online safety lesson for 5-7 year olds

 

Learning Away from a screen

Pobble 365 have produce a document containing 25 activities that your children can do at home without the need for a screen. 

If you need to claim your computer or other devices back for your own use set one of the activities from pobble or visit the scout association webpage for their take on home learning.

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Reading

It is important to read every day.  Reading exposes children to a range of text, sentence structure and vocabulary.  Discussing the texts with children will help them to develop their retrieval, inference and analytical skills; ensuring they become active rather than passive readers. The children have brought home a selection of reading books from our reading scheme to read over the following weeks. However, if  your child would also like to read something from home, such as magazines, picture books, non-fiction books, please encourage them to record and comment on what they have read in their reading records. I have also attached a comprehension prompt sheet to support discussion around books.

Reading Comprehension Questions Prompts

If you have a book recommendation that you would like to share with your friends at home, send a photo of you and your book to Miss Morris, along with a brief summary of why you are recommending the book and she will post it on line.

Phonics and Spelling

The home learning pack includes the common exception words for year 1 and 2. In addition to these...

  • Please can Year 1 continue to practise their Phonics sounds in preparation for their screening check later in the Summer Term. I have attached a copy of a practice phonics screening check for you to go through with your child and a copy of the Phase 3 and Phase 5 sounds.
  • Please can Year 2 learn the following spellings, as these would have been sent home during the period of closure. 

Year 1 Phonics Sounds - Phase 3 and Phase 5

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Year 2 Spellings

Maths

Before the school closure, we were about to start a unit on fractions.  However, without the concrete resources we have at school, home learning for this topic will be difficult.  Therefore, I have made the decision to jump ahead to one of our summer topics on measures; as this can be learnt in real-life situations.  The PowerPoints can be used as discussion.  They are designed for mixed age teaching. Secure it and Deepen it sections are the questions that would have been completed independently in their books.  The children can complete these in the exercise book provided in the home learning pack. Please only use the questions for your child's year group.

Don't forget to log on to Numbots (Year 2 can also access TTRockstars to practise their times tables) daily and play for a minimum of 10 minutes per day.  These websites can be accessed via the pupil area or the Maths pages of this website. Log in details have been sent home with their home learning packs.

Session 1                             Session 6

Session 2                             Session 7

Session 3                             Session 8

Session 4                             Session 9

Session 5

Miss Morris stumbled across this site this morning.  There are some issues activating your free subscription because of the demand but they are working on it so keep trying.

Maths Factor

English

We are currently working on writing effective sentences for a fantasy story. We have looked at how a story can be structured with a beginning, build up, problem, solution and ending. I have loved reading each child's dragon stories this week. I am impressed with the vocabulary and creativity each child uses.

Pobble 365 post a picture each day as a stimulus for writing.  Log on to the website, choose a picture and write a short story inspired by the image.  Remember to use Boomtastics and Fantastic lenses to enhance your sentences (I have attached a copy of the symbols for you to look at). I look forward to reading your amazing stories when we come back!

Pobble 365

Fantastic Symbols

 I have taken down the writing with Jane page as the amount of videos was causing the page to crash.  If you have enjoyed writing with Jane all her sessions can be found here.

Topic

Our topic this term has been a local area geography study based on Crowle. The main focus of the topic has been developing children's mapping skills.  A topic grid of home learning activities that children can choose from is attached. I have also uploaded the PowerPoints for our  final sessions that the children haven't had the opportunity to complete due to the closure.  You can use the PowerPoint to promote discussion and the children can choose whether to complete the lesson's independent learning task or use the topic grid.

Street Detectives Topic Grid

Mapping it out

Routing Around

Changes to our local area

 

Science

In Science this term, the children have been learning about how humans and other animals are born, grow and change, and what we need to survive and be healthy.
Children have already classified different kinds of animal babies. During the final lessons in this unit, the children will learn about the basic needs that are shared by humans and animals, and research the differing needs of animals within our care. Focusing on their own experiences, children explore the need for humans to eat a varied diet, to keep themselves clean, and to take regular exercise.

Discuss the information in each PowerPoint with your child and then the children can complete the activity in their exercise books.

Basic Needs

Healthy Eating

Importance of exercise

Miss Johnson has found the following document which gives you some ideas for some science activities to try at home.

Art and DT

If you would like to practise your sketch book skills the attached document will give you some examples of things that you can try.

Sketchbook year 1 and 2

Lego challenge

PE

It is really important that you keep up with some physical activity during the closure.  Jo Wicks is a sports coach that you will be familiar with from PE at school.  He will upload a new workout every day.

Miss Morris started her teaching career at Bridstow CE Primary in Ross on Wye, where she had lots of fun working with Adriano.  Here are some links to his soccer school videos.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Computing

Visit the following websites for computing activities:

ScratchJr - Free downloadable app for KS1

Scratch - For more advance programming for ages 7-11

See the source image

Hour of Code - One hour of fun,  hands-on tutorials for children of all ages.

Hour of Code

Interland - Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about internet safety interactive and fun – just like the internet itself.

Image result for interland

Have a fabulous Easter, year 3 and 4. 

YEAR 3 AND 4

The learning opportunities below are designed to enable the children to continue their learning during the school closure.  Any written work can be completed in the exercise book included in the home learning pack that came home with your child today.  If you or your children have any questions about these activities, I will be contactable on my email: nicola.morris@crowle.dowmat.education

Any photos of your child learning away from school, which you would like to add to my weekly update can be emailed to me by Friday at 3pm.  Please ensure that the photo does not contain their name or anything that would give away their identity or address, so that we can continue to keep them safe online.

 Malvern at Home.

Malvern kicks off tomorrow at 9 am join us when ever you can.  Have fun guys.

Letter from Miss Morris

Visit the Malvern Page to see all the fabulous things you did

TTS Booklet - 7 to 11 years

TTS Booklet

 Online Safety

Think-u-know online safety lesson for 8 - 10 year olds

  

Learning away from a screen. 

Pobble 365 have produce a document containing 25 activities that your children can do at home without the need for a screen. 

If you need to claim your computer or other devices back for your own use set one of the activities from pobble or visit the scout association webpage for their take on home learning.

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Reading

It is important to read every day.  Reading exposes children to a range of text, sentence structure and vocabulary.  Discussing the texts the children read with them will help them to develop their retrieval, inference and analytical skills; ensuring they become active rather than passive readers.  The children can choose what they read; newspapers, magazines, fiction or non fiction books but please encourage them to record and comment on what they have read in their reading records.

Reading Comprehension Questions Prompts

If you have a book recommendation that you would like to share with your friends at home, send a photo of you and your book to Miss Morris, along with a brief summary of why you are recommending the book and she will post it on line.

Guided Reading

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes will be our focus for online 'Book Talk'.  Take a look at the page here.

Spelling

The home learning pack includes the common exception words for year 3 and 4.  In addition to these please learn the spelling and definition of the words on the spelling homework sheets that would have been sent home during the period of the closure. 

Year 3

Year 4

Maths

We are currently in the middle of a unit on fractions.  However, without the concrete resources we have at school home learning for this topic will be difficult.  Therefore, I have made the decision to jump ahead to one of our summer topics on time; as this can be learnt in real-life situations.  The PowerPoint can be used as discussion point.  They are designed for mixed age teaching - the target year group for each slide is indicated in the bottom corner.  Varied Fluency questions are saved by year group and session. Problem Solving and Reasoning questions are also saved by year group and session.  The children can complete these in the exercise book provided in the home learning pack or you can print off the question sheets.  Please only use the questions for the child's year group as Maths Mastery involves working at year group age related expectations with rapid graspers deepening their understanding.   There are some sessions in this block targeted at year 3's but I would used these to recap skills with year 4 too.  Question strips have a star in the corner, showing the level of challenge.  I would expect all children to start with the developing level (D) unless they found the PowerPoint particularly challenging, in which case they should try emerging questions (E).  Those who want to challenge themselves can use GD questions as a chilli challenge. 

At school, Maths is timetabled for 1 hour a day 4 days a week.  We would aim to complete PowerPoint the a or b strip of VF and RPS plus a GD question as a chilli challenge.

For those wanting more maths activities the revision grids contains activities and links to webpages and videos on the topics I have already taught, plus time.

Don't forget to log on to TT Rockstars and Numbots daily and play for a minimum of 10 minutes on each website per day.  These websites can be accessed via the pupil area or the maths pages of this website.

Revision Grid Year 3

Revision Grid Year 4

TT Rockstars 60 questions

Miss Morris stumbled across this site this morning.  There are some issues activating your free subscription because of the demand but they are working on it so keep trying.

Maths Factor

Rhys says this is a tough one but he is sure you can do it.

English

We are currently working on writing effective sentences for specific parts of a story; the opening paragraph, character description, setting description, problem, resolution or the conclusion for a story.

Pobble 365 post a picture a day as a stimulus for writing.  Log on to the website, choose a picture and write a short story inspired by the image.  Remember to use boomtastics and fantastic lenses to enhance your sentences.  If you choose to type your stories, don't forget to email them to me.   The school closure will mean I am missing reading your incredible work. 

Pobble 365

Fantastic Symbol

I have taken down the writing with Jane page as the amount of videos was causing the page to crash.  If you have enjoyed writing with Jane all her sessions can be found here.

I have had a request for an alternative to story writing that focusses on skills.  Below are SPAG mats that enable the children to practise spelling, punctuation and grammar for writing.

 

Name
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 Year 4 spring term 1 Mat 1.pdfDownload
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 Year 4 spring term 1 Mat 3.pdfDownload
 Year 4 spring term 1 Mat-4.pdfDownload
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Topic

Our topic this term has been Kids Against Plastic.  The children have demonstrated real enthusiasm for this topic.  A topic grid of home learning activities that children can choose from is attached.  I have also uploaded the PowerPoint of our sessions the final sessions that the children haven't had the opportunity to complete due to the closure are sessions 9 and 10.  You can use the PPT to promote discussion and the children can choose whether to complete the lesson's independent learning task or use the topic grid.

Kids Against Plastic

Kids Against Plastic Topic Grid

Science

This term we have been focusing on Scientists who have made an impact on our lives in Modern Britain.  We have already covered the plant hunters who brought plants to the UK from all over the country, Marie Curie who discovered that radiation could be used to make images of our bones - X-rays and George Washington Carver who discovered crop rotation protects the soil and increases crop yields.  During the period we are closed the children would be working on how mirrors are used and where some of the most well known interventions come from.  Discuss the information in the PPT with the children and then the children can complete the activity in their exercise book.

Mirrors PPT

Where In The World PPT

Map

Invention Cards

Miss Johnson has found the following document which gives you some ideas for some science activities to try at home.

Art and DT

If you would like to practise your sketch book skills the attached document will give you some examples of things that you can try.

Sketchbook year 3 and 4

Lego challenge

PE

It is really important that you keep up with some physical activity during the closure.  Jo Wicks is a sports coach that you will be familiar with from PE at school.  He will upload a new workout every day.

Miss Morris started her teaching career at Bridstow CE Primary in Ross on Wye, where she had lots of fun working with Adriano.  Here are some links to his soccer school videos.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Computing

Visit the following websites for computing activities:

Scratch - For more advance programming for ages 7-11

See the source image

Hour of Code - One hour of fun,  hands-on tutorials for children of all ages.

Hour of Code

Interland - Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about internet safety interactive and fun – just like the internet itself.

Image result for interland

Religious Education

Fischy Music are doing  online assemblies Join them at: https://www.youtube.com/fischymusic   

·Songs from Rend Co Kids that are suitable for collective worship: https://www.worshiptogether.com/worship-leaders/rend-co-kids/

·If you have young children, you can join  Diddy Disciples for Bedtime Prayers at 6.45pm on their Facebook page. Words here https://c46300a4-2f1d-45b8-abca-22a8546ab143.usrfiles.com/ugd/92d490_2fc3fa7458f245ea86a95fe26d017d3e.pdf

Engage at home: daily prayer and worship activities for families. https://engageworship.org/engage-at-home-daily-family-prayer-and-worship-activities

 

·A You Tube channel for family and school worship - a 15 min slot at 9.30 after Joe Wick's workout slot, PE with Joe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf5XYzcToACINGxA0oIKrPw/videos   

 

Emotional Health and Well Being

We recognise that during these unprecedented circumstances that the children may have experienced heightened anxiety.  As a school team, we will endeavour to ensure that we offer as much support to you and your family as we can.  The resources below are a useful guide. 

Parent information

Anxiety Booklet

Happiness Booklet

www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/20-relaxation-cards-for-children.pdf

Stay Home Superheroes

If you are not sure what social distances actually means take a look at this image.

 

 

School Trips and Visits

It may not be possible to get out and about while the school is closed but these museums offer virtual tours.  Take a look around the museums online and talk to your family about it. 

www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour

www.kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos

www.museumoflondon.org.uk/about-us/business-services/venue-hire/museum-london-docklands/virtual-tour

www.artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum

https://www.willowsmusical.com

If you discover any podcasts or virtual tours that your friends would enjoy looking at online please email Miss Morris so she can add the link to this page.

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