First month done, bring on February! The dedication and hard work over the last month has been incredible and we are nearly at half term! Keep sending me your work this week and I will be regularly updating our class page so you can see what everyone is getting up to.
The time table below is the live lessons I will be doing with the key worker children throughout the week. It is suggested you follow this as well and if you need any help with a particular task, get in touch and I can help you live in the lesson. If you are a part time key worker child, following this timetable at home will make sure you are prepared for when you are in class with me.
Don't forget to join me for story time live online on Wednesday at 11:30am and make a booking to update me with your progress with your work. I will also be offering bookings to give children the chance to read to me. Choose your school book or a book from home to share with me. The link for this is below.
I am looking forward to seeing you all again.
|Morning lessons||9am||10:10||10:30||11:30||Afternoon lessons|
|Monday||Maths 1||SPAG 1||English 1||Phonics 1||
Children's Mental Health
|Tuesday||Maths 2||Reading 1||English 2||Phonics 2||
|Wednesday||Maths 3||SPAG 2||English 3||
Live story time
with Miss Anstey
|Thursday||Maths 4||Reading 2||Big Write||Phonics 3||Science|
|Friday||Maths 5||Spelling test||English 4||
Don't forget I will be replying to emails and meeting on Bookings at 11:30- 12 and 2-3pm each day, so please send me messages and pictures/ videos of your work.
Don't forget the same rewards are still up for grabs. Team points can be given via email when you send me pictures of your work and these all add up to our Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Which one are you working towards?
Speller of the week and mathematician of the week will be awarded in Celebration Assembly so get busy on Edshed- spelling and maths.
A reading champion will also be picked so keep me updated with when you are reading for pleasure or completing a reading or phonics task and if you win, you can select a book from the Reading Treasure Chest on your return. Have a look at my video giving you a sneak peak into the treasure chest at what books are there for you to win!
We are also picking a star of the week from our key worker group and our remote learners group- last week Freddy was our star shining bright at home. Could it be you this week? Watch the video of the assembly on Friday to see who is chosen
Children's Mental Health Week
This week is important as it raises awareness of the importance of maintaining and promoting mental health in children. There are some extra tasks I would like you to do this week as part of the programme. We will also be doing these in class as well.
- Monday 1pm- Watch the online assembly that will feature pupils and well-known faces discussing the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week, as well as ways that children and young people can get involved at home. It will be hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson. It will be accessible on the link below.
- Tuesday 1pm- Place2Be task- watch the animation using the link below and complete the Good Listener sheet. As you complete this task- talk to your adult about the feelings you experience and ask your adult how they are feeling as well.
- Wednesday 1pm- Watch the Wyberton's Children's Mental Health Assembly. This will be found in the video resource centre- assembly section. Let me know what you think about if after.
This week we are going to learn something new and focus on position and direction.
Watch the Maths 1 video in the video resource centre (see link below) where I introduce our focus of patterns. After watching that use Maths 1 sheet to see the patterns and either add on the next 3 shapes in the 6 patterns or fill in the shapes in the missing gaps.
Open Maths 2 sheet and have a look at the patterns. First you need to spot the mistake in the patterns and explain how you know it is wrong. Then you need to use the yellow shape on the sheet and make as many different patterns as you can with it. Write your answers in your exercise book.
Now you know what a repeating pattern is and how it can include different things and at different orientations, I would like you to create some repeating patterns with objects from around your house. It might be different coloured lego bricks you use or different types of canned food. Get creative and send me pictures of the patterns you create.
Read page 64 in your targeted study Maths book and then complete page 65. This will be a recap on all the new learning from this week.
Please complete arithmetic test 5, which is in paper form in your packs. On Friday, I will go through the strategies and answers with the key worker children in class and record it. Once you have finished, watch the video, check your working out and mark your answers. Let me know your scores.
This week all our English lessons are going to focus on the Wyberton's Remote Learning Writing competition. It is very exciting because there are prizes up for grabs!! Have a look at the poster to see what you could win. To make the Kingfisher entries amazing, I have planned to use our English lessons this week to help you plan and prepare your writing. I can't wait to see your final piece of writing by the end of the week.
Read the competition task on the poster below so you know what we are working towards this week. Read the story starter and think about how you could continue this story. Draw out your own story map or use the template I have added below to help you plan out your writing. Draw pictures and make short notes about what adventures the girl gets up to in this library. Watch the English 1 video in the video resource centre (see link below) to see how I use the writing planning sheet.
Recap on your plan from yesterday looking at what you drew and the ideas you developed.
Now add expanded noun phrases and verb phrases to your plan that you could include in your writing on Thursday. Watch the English 2 video in the video resource centre (see link below) where I explain what these language features are to help you with your ideas.
Recap on your plan from the last two days- what ideas have you developed so far? What exciting vocabulary did you include yesterday? Today I would like you to rehearse your writing by telling your story aloud to someone. You don't have to write it today, just talk the story through sentence by sentence. When you get to a full stop, show your adult the full stop action we use. Use the conjunction mat below to try and extend some of your sentences. If you use these in your narration of your story, add them on to your plan in the place you used it.
Use all your planning from the last 3 lessons this week to help you as you write your story for the Wyberton's Story Writing competition. Read the story starter on the competition's poster, copy that out as the start of your story and then write your own story following on from that. Remember to say each sentence aloud before writing it to help you gather your thoughts and try to include the different language features we have learnt: expanded noun phrases and verb phrases to add detail, different types of sentences and punctuation (?.!), conjunctions to extend sentences and commas in a list.
Now you have wrote your story writing piece for the competition, I would like you to think about the best way to publish it, ready to share with Miss Lineker. You might choose to write this up really neatly in your best handwriting or instead you might choose to type it up on a tablet or computer. When you have finished make sure you send your finished pieces to me and Miss Lineker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
Some more amazing writing competition entries
A fantastic performance of a writing competition entry
This week we are going to continue to develop our understanding of conjunctions.
Please complete the tasks below, which both involve conjunctions. These are joining words that join sentences or phrases to develop our sentences.
Complete the sentences by choosing the correct conjunction and copy the complete sentences into your exercise book.
This week we are focusing on another part of 'Shackleton's Journey' called 'Ocean Camp'. There is a paper copy of this text in your packs and I have added the text below in case you can't find it. Like last week I would like you to read it daily. This will help to build up fluency and deepen your understanding. It would be good if this could be read with an adult and discuss some of the vocabulary in it.
Reading 1 and reading 2 both link to this text. You can find them both below
Reading for Pleasure
We are still having a reading champion each week and if you would like to be in with a chance to choose a book to take home to keep, then you can still let me know each day what you have been reading. You can still take part at home by updating me with any reading task- this might be reading your school book, reading a book of your own at home, completing a reading comprehension task or a phonics task or doing something else reading related.
Please keep me updated with what books your enjoying, what your favourite parts are and don't forget to join me for story time at 11:30am on Wednesday where I will be reading to all my Kingfishers in school and at home via live video link. The link from last week will work but I will send out a reminder link to you all. Please reply to my email about meeting permissions if you haven't already.
It was fantastic listening to some children read last week but I would love to listen to a lot more this week so if you would like to join me for our own story time, book an appointment online choosing the Kingfisher reading with Miss Anstey service available between 11-11:30am every day! See the link below. Feel free to book more than one slot if you would like
Love to listen to my Kingfishers read!
Class story time
Phonics and Spellings
Phonics this week has 3 tasks for you to do. They are all on the same sheet below but clearly labelled- task 1, task 2 and task 3. They focus on the 'ue' sound and in particularly spelling the 'ue' sound using alternative spellings.
The spelling sheet is also below so you can practise throughout the week- this can be done in your exercise book. The spelling test will be on Friday.
Last week we learnt all about the animals and their habitats from the Arctic and Antarctica. You also shared with me that the warm world was affecting their climates and putting their habitats at risk.
This week I would like you to research the charity WWF using the link below. Either write in your exercise book, record a video or send me an email telling me:
- How do WWF help support the endangered animals in the Arctic and Antarctica?
- What can the Kingfishers do to help these animals?
I want to know your thoughts and I will choose one of your ideas for us to do to help these animals.
Caring for our world
Today’s task will involve developing our Casper David Friedrich inspired winter landscapes.
Task: Look at your winter landscape that you sketched from last week. Today you are going to develop it with colour. This will add detail and depth to your landscape. In class we will be using water colour paints and will use our mixing skills from a few weeks ago to create further colours. You can use whatever you have at home- paint, colouring crayons, chalk etc.
Think carefully about the use of colour you choose. Winter landscapes should include browns and greens for the natural lands, blues for the skies and white and greys for any winter snow. Watch the video in the video resource centre (see link below) to see how I have added colour to mine.
Remember to send me photos of your finished pieces. I can’t wait to see them.
This weeks PE is based on developing our gymnastics that we have been looking at the past few weeks. Todays lesson is all about how we can create a new sequence and make it look great as we perform it whilst using items around us. In school this may be the gymnastic equipment like benches but at home you can get creative around the house, garden or at the park.
If your are struggling to do the gymnastics in your house or don't have a garden, there are lots of other PE lessons you could do. The BBC have one on the TV daily or you could follow a you tube video like Joe Wicks or Cosmic Kids. I have included some of the links below. Let me know still if you choose something different.
Getting creative around the house
Getting active at home
Getting creative at the park
Last week you told me using great scientific understanding a winter hat would have to be warm and comfortable. This week I would like you to design a winter hat that is Kingfisher themed thinking about the purpose and properties a winter hat has. Sketch it out and colour it in based on your design. Then label the diagram with the features and materials you have planned to use.
Send me photos of your designs- these are going to help us with the DT project that we will be doing next term either in school or remotely at home.
This week to continue with our mindfulness we are going to focus on our breathing while we relax. I would like you start with the breathing dot to dot exercise you can find below. Following the instructions, you will learn how to concentrate on your breathing as you relax. After that watch the cosmic kids video on the link below and remember to control your breathing as you do it. This is all based on one of my favourite books- The Twits by Roald Dahl.
Send me photos of you doing this and let me know how you feel at the end of the session.