Oak Class Home learning, 16.10.20
As the home learning as been arriving in class this week, the children have had the opportunity to share it with their classmates. We learned from what each other had being learning about and celebrated each others successes. We also managed to enjoy a few games of top trumps too.
Thank you for all your hard work. It has been lovely to see all the learning you have been getting up to at home.
Today, Oak class have been using colourful semantic cards to help them create expanded nouns. This will help them write a more descriptive recount in their newspaper reports. Tomorrow Oak Class will be extending these further using prepositions.
Today we have been learning words to include in our newspaper writing. Some of these are common exception words for Year 3 and 4. This means they don’t fit the normal spelling rules and its really important we learn to spell them correctly. We played hangman to help us with this. Later we role played what some of the words meant and matched them to their definitions.
This word has had its vowles removed. Can you figure out which word it is? f_m_ _s
Today, Heroes and villains descended into Oak Class for a huge dance off.
It was fantastic to watch our dance take shape with everyone in their costumes. It really helped to set the scene and bring it all alive.
We also spent time thinking about an event our heroes/villains could be involved in that would then be reported in a newspaper. After some time role playing these, we created freeze frames to create pictures of the main event. What do you think is happening in each of the freeze frames?
In Year 3, we have been learning dance. We have been learning our dance moves based on our topic Heroes and Villains. We have learned about gesturing, travelling, turning, jumping and stillness. Can you see any of these things in the photos below? Next week we are going to be wearing our superhero costumes and learning a new section to our routine.
Today we have focused our learning around the zones of regulation. We have been learning what it feels like when we are in the different zones and how we can move from one zone to another. Lots of us said talking to people made us feel happier and taking some time to sit quietly also helps us to calm down. We carried out some role play this afternoon, guessing which feelings were being demonstrated.
Can you think of a time when you have been in each zone?
Also take a look at some of the learning values that the children are demonstrating. They are being extremely resourceful, getting everything organised for their learning. What superstars they are!
What a busy few days we have had back in Oak Class and the children have all grown in more ways than one. It has been delightful to be back amongst such a friendly, happy and delightful bunch.
We have been learning about worries that we might have and thinking of ideas that could help us solve them. When we revisited the school rules we discussed what they ‘look like’ and what we would expect to see. Today, we had our first trip to the library and chose our first books. This was particularly exciting and we are planning on visiting again in the week so we can change them after we have quizzed on them. Everyone was keen to be able to have a go on the Chromebooks. We have a few experts amongst us but a few of us will need to keep practising how to log in and create documents.
We are looking forward to more exciting learning and time spent with our friends.
I’m so impressed with everyone who is still working hard at home. We have been looking at all the Google Forms, stories, spelling and grammar work that so many of you are sending in.
Thank you for all your hard work.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all in September.
Have a read of these wonderful stories.
Once upon a time there was a bright, colourful bird called Emerald. He was called this because of his beautiful green feathers that glittered in the sun. Emerald lived near the sea, on a tropical island. There are loads of palm trees, flowers, insects to eat and fruit but best of all he had his friends. He likes to play hide and seek with his friends, flying through the trees looking for the best spots to hide.
It is a hot sunny day on the tropical island. Emerald and his friends were playing their favourite game. They were flying over the beach, into the trees getting ready to hide. One, two three, shouted Emerald it was his turn to count. When in the distance he saw a dark blue shape coming towards the island. “ WHAT IS THAT “? shouted Emerald. His friends all quickly flew back to him.
The next second the dark blue thing landed on the beach. It was a big Blue bird, with the most amazing feathers. Emerald and his friends flew down on to the sand next to him and asked him “ Who are you?”
“Sparks.” said the blue bird. “I am called this because of my magnificent, shiny feathers.”
All of Emeralds friends started to tweet, they all thought that his feathers were awesome. But one bird didn’t agree. It was Emerald
“No they’re not.” cried Emerald, he was jealous of the new bird.
“ Come and play with us. “ said Emerald’s friends. This made Emerald very angry. He didn’t like Sparks. He didn’t want to play with Sparks. He had a mean idea he would play with sparks and he would help him to hide. In a dark cave, where nobody was allowed to go.
“Come with me Sparks, I’ll help you to hide” said Emerald. Off they flew to find a great hiding place. When they got to the cave Emerald told Sparks, “stay here and find a good spot to hide, I’ll hide nearby so if I get found before you I won’t give your hiding place away. ” Sparks was afraid to go in the cave but he thought Emerald was being nice and he wouldn’t leave him alone he would be near so he flew down into the cave.
As soon as Sparks had disappeared into the cave, Emerald flew away.
It was nearly bedtime and all of Emeralds’ friends had been found. They looked everywhere for Sparks but could not find him. They are sad that they can’t find him and are getting worried. Emerald is feeling bad, he should not have told Sparks to hide in the cave. It is scary in the cave. He decided to go and get him. “Follow me. I think i know where he is.” When they got to the cave they saw Sparks crying outside.
“I thought you wouldn’t find me. Emerald told me to hide in here and he didn’t come back for me, he said he would be near me but I know now that he wasn’t!”
Emerald looked sad, he felt bad that he told Sparks to hide in the cave when nobody is allowed in there. The other birds were angry with him, he started to cry.
“I only told Sparks to hide in the cave because I was jealous of his beautiful feathers. You all thought mine were the best until Sparks came along. I thought that if I got rid of him you would like me more. I know it was wrong, I’m really sorry.”
Sparks looked at Emerald, he could see that he was sorry. “It is ok, maybe we can both have the best feathers?”
“That would be nice.” said Emerald and all of the birds were friends again.
The blue-tit and the owl
Once upon a time Mr Meanie landed on a wire over a chasm. Soon Mr Yawn landed next to him and did a colossal yawn.
“YAWN!” Mr Meanie didn’t like it so he began to peck Mr Yawn. Eventually their friends came and thought it was a game so they started to peck each other. There was chaos, everywhere!
Suddenly, an owl landed on the wire a few metres away and said: “hello”. Mr Meanie did a silly imitation of the owl. The blue-tits (Mr Meanie, Mr Yawn etc.) walked away. The owl flapped over to them and they started chirping angrily. Suddenly Mr Meanie and Mr Yawn pecked the owl as hard as they could. Soon they noticed that the owl was slipping. Mr Meanie got a plan and it was to peck the owl’s feet. peckpeckpeckpeckpeck until…
The blue-tits were catapulted through the air like arrows from a bow, so fast that all their feathers came off.
Meanwhile, down below the feathers were falling through the sky; the owl blew them. Suddenly a not-that-blue blue-tit fell from the sky and the owl’s laughter erupted from him like bicarbonate of soda and vinegar from an overstuffed volcano.
The moral of the story: don’t bully people just because they’re different.
Here is a glimpse into what the group with Mrs Jeffery has been up to over the last week.
We worked on our collaboration skills. Some of us made musical instruments whilst other choreographed a dance and sang to accompany the musicians. Later we performed it.
Some of us took a closer look at predators. Some children created their ultimate predator by combing more than one.
We also spent some time building time machines. Later we used the chrome books to label the different parts and write about where we would go and why.
We all loved singing a song about the continents. we sang this over and over and over. We will never forget it now and neither will Mrs Jeffery. Later, we made power points about the different continents, drew our own muddled up maps and found different creatures that live on each continent.
We have also enjoyed playing ladders in P.E.
We love see what you have been up to. It is wonderful to see so many of you completing the Google Forms. Please do keep sharing your learning with us through photos or sharing your documents online.
Here is a science project carried out. They thought carefully about the type of scientific enquiry they might do (observation, research or a test)
Learning about parts of a plant.
Learning about flowers.
Creating a glossary to help with using scientific words in an extended write.
Matching words to their meaning.
Finding features of fiction books.
Here of some photos of the things that we have been up to in school this week.
On Google Sides some of the children have created a presentation about their sound experiments.Here is one page.
We have been completing our online Google Forms.
Creating Google Slides to show what we think life in 2100 will be like.
Learning about food chains.
Learning about the parts of flowering plants.
Creating scenes on Scratch of underwater predators hunting their prey.
Started our extended writing tasks.
We have been blown away by the incredible effort our Year Two children have been putting into their learning at home. They are working hard with their maths using the Google Forms, using scientific vocabulary in literacy and carrying out lots of science as part of their SOLE work. Please do keep sending in your wonderful photos.
Lots of children have been working hard at home on our new topic ‘Wiggle and Crawl’. I have really enjoyed seeing the photos of your learning and hearing about the adventures you have been on in search of mini beasts. I’m very proud of the hard work an effort you are putting in. Keep it up.
Year 2 you are incredible.
It is great to see that so many of you have thrown yourselves into our new topic. It’s a shame the weather has turned as it’s a great one for being outdoors.
I love how creative some of your are being at home with your maths and making patterns. Some of you have made pooters ready for all your bug hunting and lots of you are already learning lots of awesome facts.
Have a look below at different word classes some people have been sorting after going on their bug hunts.
What’s the best minibeast you have found so far?
Please keep sharing your learning with us. We love to see what you have been up to.
Hello Palm Class,
I am really enjoying looking at all the photos you have been sending in. Please do share anything you are doing at home with me so I can share some of these wonderful stores with others too.
Some people have been learning about growing and have been busy in the garden.
Others have made their treasure chests, hidden them and made a map to its location.
In literacy, lots of you have been working hard to learn new vocabulary and to arrange it in alphabetical order.
You have also learned about writing in the past tense and been applying this to writing about Captain Cook.
Lots of children have told me they have been learning about the time. Parents have set them time limits for activities, made daily timetables and used timings whilst cooking.
Lots of you have also continued to enjoy learning about pirates. There have been some wonderful drawings in school and lots of role play at home.
Keep safe and having fun whilst learning lots at home.
Reading, measuring and music making are just some of the things that our lovely Year Two children have been up to at home. Others have been practising their art skills (I’ve had some lovely cards too thank you) and role playing using what they know about Captin Cook. Can you see the example below of how someone has been learning about the time? How long is your favourite film? Do you brush your teeth for the right amount of time?
Well done as well to the Palm Class children who took past in this weeks TT rock stars. We won. We are up against another Year 6 class this week so we need to all be working as a team to win again!
Last week’s results:
Come on Palm Class! We can do it!
Thank you for the wonderful stories that you have been sending in or writing in your books. I have another one to share with you here. I hope you enjoy it. I hope to start reading some of these and putting the link in the video file so please keep checking back to see if yours appears or email it in.
WOW! Look at all this fantastic learning that has been happening at home. There has been lots of measuring skills whilst making cakes, measuring bodies and making bird boxes. There has also been lots of learning about pirates and ships as this has been part of our topic.
Keep sending in your photos, we really enjoy seeing everything that you have been up to.
Here are some of the activities that some of our children have been up to so far this week.
Our maths learning was based around measuring and it’s lovely to see lots of you getting hands on.
In SOLE our science activity looked at sinking ships and making predictions.
I have also enjoyed looking at the Literacy Role play videos and photos. It is lovely to see you enjoying your time with your family whilst also taking an important step with your learning.
Over the course of this week Year Two are putting together their stories which are set at the seaside.
If you are stuck for ideas, see if you can magpie something from these examples. Think about what has made them successful. What exciting vocubulalry have they used?
Story Number 1:
Banana Island by EW
Banana Island is a beautiful hot place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It’s covered in tall coconut trees. Its sand is soft and white. Its seas are calm and blue.
On the edge of banana island live very best friends Tom Crab, Tim Lobster, Gary the Sea snail, Whaley Whale and Sharkey shark. They have exploring adventures together.
One day while they were playing, a humongous wave came and washed sharky onto the sand, sharky was very scared because he was drying out from the sun, he tried to wiggle back into the sea with his fins but he couldn’t do it.
Sharky’s friends were thinking what to do for help. Suddenly Whaley said “I know! You 3 dig a trench from sharky to the sea as quickly as you can”. The team dug and dug with their little pinchers and Gary moved the sand with his shell.
Once the trench was dug, Whaley squirted a load of water out his blow hole onto Sharky and the trench, now Sharky used his fins again and started to slide down the trench. Another woosh from Whaley and Sharky slid back into the sea.
Sharky was so happy he swam around in circles and jumped out of the water like a dolphin.
His friends were relieved that he was safe again and excited to have their next adventure together…
The beginning of another story:
Poison the man of war by PG
“I never thought I would see Atlantia again,” said Taylor to Daisy, his dog.
Taylor and Daisy were sailing sadly home.
They had been looking for Taylor’s lost parents.
Their boat was a tiny dot on the calm vast ocean and Atlantia was shining brightly in the sunset.
Suddenly a long green tentacle came reaching out of the water and slowly pulled the top off a skyscraper on Atlantia.
Daisy whined scaredly but Taylor turned on the motor and started rowing bravely to Atlantia.
Taylor sped ashore and ran to the castle with Daisy as a dot behind him.
“A long tentacle?” exclaimed the king. “It must be Poison!”
Taylor thought that Poison was just a fairy tale, but now he knew that Poison must be defeated.
“Yes,” said the king. “And we were hoping you could do it.”
Have a look at some of these ideas showing what one of our Year 2 children have been up too.
Some of our home learning has been based around boats. We asked you to have a look at images of boats to find what they are made from and then test some of these material so see why they would be useful to make a boat.
We have enjoyed looking at the activities you have all been up to and the wonderful effort everyone is putting in. There have been its of creative ways of learning being demonstrated.
Here are some of the images and learning that you have sent in for your material investigations.
Due to a kind donation the Green Team were able to plant some fruit trees this week. We hope to be enjoying the fruit from them in years to come.
Year 2 have been making balloon powered cars. We have learned a lot from all our failed attempts which means our brains have grown heaps. We had to figure out how to attach the wheels; learned how to get them to turn using a mechanism and over come the problem of also blowing up the balloon.
We look forward to seeing you at our race tomorrow.
Year Two have been working on improving a boring sentence using adjectives and adverbs.
How could you improve this sentence?
The frog jumped.
In P.E we have been learning to move like animals and making sure we put weight on our hands to build up the muscles in our arms.
Today we got to travel like an animal along the equipment.
How does your body feel after exercising?
We care about our spellings. Getting them right helps us to communicate. Have a look at some of the ways we can show that we are taking pride in our spellings. What can you do to improve your spellings?
We had great fun today as we bounced around today. We also showed some great risk taking as we tackled the death slide and jumped off a platform on to an air bag.
It was wonderful to see the children supporting and encouraging each other. They had wonderful manners and did Hazeldown proud. iBounce said we were wonderful and asked if we could come back! Of course we want to. It was brilliant.
How did your body change after exercising?
What risks did you take today?
Did you bounce like any animals?
Year Two have started applying what they learned from melting their coloured ice cubes (see previous post) . They have been using view finders to paint a section of a picture. They had to look closely at the shades, shapes and colours. Some children started exploring with water colours to make designs on paper which they can cut out or use to back there work.
Year Two have been enjoying the story George’s Marvellous Medicine. We took inspiration from George’s recipe and created our own concoctions. What would you include in yours?
Year Two have been woking on creating different balances in P.E and today we got to try them out on the equipment. How many 2 point balances can you create?
Today Year Two made predictions about what would happen when ice that was different colour would melted. What do you think will happen?
We will be using what we learn to help us with our up coming art work.
In Year Two, we are getting to grips with what we are going to write in our message in a bottle. We want to include why we became stranded.
Have a look at the description of the storm that cause the unlucky sailor to become washed up on a deserted island.
What a super effort! Which bits can you magpie for your description?
Yesterday Year 2 started using colourful semantics to up level some of their sentences.
Can you spot an adverb of time or an exciting verb?
Year 2 have been looking at measuring objects and comparing their lengths. We had to look at which was bigger 1cm or 1m and why.
We had lots of interesting conversations about the accuracy of our measuring when we measured then ordered ourselves.
Year 2 have been looking at the value of each digit in a number. Today we built on what we already know and we have to compare different numbers and sorted them from smallest to largest.
Which is the largest 3 tens and 1 one, 29, 2 tens and 14 ones or 20+10? Maybe you can build them first to help you fin out?
|Year 2 Home Learning – Friday 13th September
(All learning to be handed in Wednesday 2rd October.)
Please encourage your child to read on a daily basis at home and should be discussing this reading with an adult. In reading record books, please could children/parents write a comment about this reading.
|Home Learning Menu
Over the next 2 weeks you must complete an activity/series of activities that total at least 15 points. How you choose to do so is up to you! For example, you may just complete the fifteen-point activity or may choose to do one ten and a five-point activity; you could also choose to do three five-point activities – it is completely your choice! Have a look at the activity menu below:
Today the children in Year Two started making their very own sea creature models. They had researched them, spend time designing them and finally it was time to get hands on. What techniques did you use? Did you have to do any carving or joining?
Thank you to everyone who joined the ‘Teignmouth Beach Clean’ group. It was great to see so many friendly faces on a warm and breezy Sunday.
Thanks to the Mayor, children got to enjoy a free ice-cream at the end!
More pictures of the morning can be found on the Teignmouth Beach Clean Facebook page.
This week, year 1 and 2 have been helping to get the pond ready for its liner. This mostly involved moving stones out the was to prevent it from being punctured and getting it ready for levelling by the Year 6 children.
Years 1 and 2 have been doing lots of work on plants. They have been learning how to draw them in the style of Georgia O’keeffe. They have learnt language used to describe them and then used this to help them identify different plants. They even used their sorting skills to classify different leaves.
Year 1 Spelling Focus: ‘oy’ sound
Handed out on Monday 24th May;
Tested on Monday 1st July
Note: Spellodrome is updated with the new spellings every Monday and is available to use to practise your spellings.
Spellings 1-3 are this weeks Phonics Focus. 4-5 are from the Year 1 High -Frequency word list.
Some of the Green Team have been very keen to participate in a beach clean and they would love you too come along too.
We hope to see you there.
After stage one of the pond completed at the weekend, some of the green team members got back in contact with an expert who has been helping us plan the pond.
Before they called, they took the time to plan what they wanted to say. They totally blew me away with their adult approach and manner on the phone. I’m incredibly proud. Sadly, it was an answering machine but we hope to hear back soon.
An enormous thank you to everyone who came along to help with the construction of the pond on Saturday. We couldn’t have done it with out you. Here are some photos of the amazing team. One of our old pupils, whose now at secondary school, also came back to lend us a hand.
One of the Green Team members have contacted our expert ‘The Pond Man’ and we hope to update you about the next stage soon.
Spellings 1-3 are this weeks Phonics Focus. 4-5 are from the Year 1 High -Frequency word list.
Green Team met today to map out the area for the new pond. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the digger on Saturday 15th June. We hope to see you there on between 9 and 12 too, if you are able to lend a hand.