Please check out the Home Learning page for your weekly work. If you have any problems or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us. We are all missing you.

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Dear Children and Parents,

We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter and everyone is staying safe and healthy. We really miss you all. We are sure you are all working hard at home and the children are trying hard to help around the house.

Please find all of the work for you to complete at home on the Home Learning page of our website. Please spread these activities out and have a look at the suggested timetable. Work through as many activities as you can; we know you are all trying your best to do what you can during these uncertain times. There are some resources available to assist you on this class page also. 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Hopefully we will see you all again soon. Until then stay safe and well.

Miss Treacy and Mrs Amatruda

How to support Home Learning

Coronavirus A Book For Children

Click here to read the story of Coronavirus

Click on the picture below to watch a video which explains the corona virus for children

 

Click on the links below for some free general resource packs which children can access while at home during school closures. These have been organised by subject.

 

 e-safety 

e-safety activity for children aged 4-7

e-safety activity got children aged 5-7

Religious Education

Easter in Matthew's Gospel

KS1 RE Resources

General:

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ - interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.

http://www.pobble365.com/ - a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ - a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures.

https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ - lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.

https://tpet.co.uk/ - free online resource packs.

English

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ - free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.

http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ - vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.

https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf - downloadable reading activity pack.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library.

Maths

https://mathsticks.com/my/ - online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - times tables and number bond practise

The 38 Times Tables Challenge App

A Video Guide to Division by Chucking

The Number bond challenge

Science

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ - lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).

https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ - lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden.

Foundation Subjects.

https://www.gonoodle.com/  - lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation

https://www.typingclub.com/ - online programme for teaching and developing touch typing

https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/ - different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&safe=active - Joe Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home - some videos are free – dances, workouts, fitness challenges.

Welcome to Ruby Classes’ class page. Our teacher is Miss Treacy and our teaching assistant is Mrs Amatruda. On our page you will find pictures of our classroom, our termly newsletter and some information about what we will be covering this term.

We hope everyone had a lovely break and everyone is refreshed and ready for the Spring term.

 

 

 

This term we will be learning about:

 

In Numeracy this term we will be focusing on the following:

  • counting properties of numbers

  • place value

  • ordering and estimating numbers

  • addition and subtraction

  • fractions

  • handling data

  • space, shape and measure

Click here for a unit of multiplication lessons for KS1;

Please continue to revise basic numeracy skills such as the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, number bonds, odd and even numbers and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Topmarks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Please continue to revise basic numeracy skills such as the 2, 5 and 10 times tables number bonds, odd and even numbers, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

This term, we will have a fiction, non-fiction and poetry focus.

Children will have weekly spellings to learn for a test and other Literacy homework to fit in with weekly work.

There will be weekly handwriting practice, spelling test and comprehension work.

Collaborative/Guided Reading will take place regularly and the children will read in set groups.  Some children will be reading individually on a daily basis

Big Writing (creative writing) will also take place each week.

 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Topmarks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Reading Records

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book into class each day and please read regularly with your child at home. Remember to ask your child questions about the text they read as this will help them to improve their comprehension skills. Please ensure you have wrote a comment in their reading records when you read with them.

 

From Easter to Pentecost:

We will discuss the resurrection of Jesus and make links to belief in the resurrection found in Luke’s account. We will also learn about Caritas Westminster an organisation underpinned by Catholic Social Teaching and they work they do to help others.

See separate planning for details.

‘The Kingdom of God’:

This topic will enable the children to recognise a parable and develop their understanding of a parable. They will learn about key individuals who had a dream for the world and lived to bring it about.

Year 2 Opportunities

Respond Y2 Opportunities

 

From Easter to Pentecost:

Learning at home workbook activities to accompany the above video

 

Click here for a variety of Holy Week activities and resources

Click here for some Holy Week projects

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Judaism

The children spent a week exploring the Jewish faith. They begun to understand the roots of the religion. They looked at how the Torah is essential in the lives of the Jewish people and which days are regarded as special or holy. 

 

 

Our topics this term are ‘Animals including Humans’ and ‘Inventors.’

In our topic ‘Animals including Humans’ children will:

  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).

  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.

  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.

  • Performing simple tests.

  • Identifying and classifying.

  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

 

In our topic ‘Inventors’ children will learn:

  • To understand how key events and people help to shape the world.

  • To understand the importance of certain inventions to the world.

  • To write instructions for making a mountain bike.

  • To design a rollercoaster ride.

  • To write a fact file about Sir James Dyson.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ (you will be required to sign up to this website but this is free to do).

 

Why not have a go at Enfield's Marble Run Challenge.

Clink on the link below for more information and watch the two video clips for inspiration:

Science Marble Run

 

In ICT our topics will be ‘Using the Internet’ and Computer Art.’

‘Using the Internet’ introduces children to using the Internet safely and with a purpose. Children are shown how to search the Internet using one word; how to make sense of the returned results; how to use “for kids” to return more suitable results and how to follow links and return to the search results. Children are encouraged to use a range of search engines, including Google, Bing and Yahoo, and some more child-friendly engines like Kidrex.

The ‘Computer Painting’ unit will support progression within the KS1 Computing curriculum. The children will have the opportunity to learn about reproducing the painting styles of great artists using computer programs. Each lesson focuses upon a different artist and their particular style. The children will use this as inspiration for mastering specific techniques within design-based software.

Discovery Education:

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso/new-resources

 

 

 

 This term our topic is ‘Sensational Safari.’ Children will begin by revising the names and locations of the world’s seven continents and five oceans and to locate Kenya. They will use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries studied at this key stage and locate Africa (Kenya). Children will then move onto devising simple maps in the context of Africa (Kenya). They will learn about geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country, Kenya. Throughout the topic children will use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features in the context of Africa. Also to use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map in the context of national park/ safari maps. 

 

Relationships

In this theme, children will learn:

  • to recognise when they are cared for and when they care

  • to understand when people leave they might still love them

  • to understand that people have to make hard choices and sometimes they have no choice

  • to learn to talk about their feelings

  • to learn to share someone that is important to them

 

Changes:    

In this theme, children will learn:

  • to cope with unexpected change

  • to learn skills to help them get better at their learning

  • to understand how to change their behaviour for the better

  • to make the best of an unwelcome change

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

 

 

The children will learn how to follow pitch movement with hands and use high, low and middle voices; move up or down following changes in pitch; sing a melody accurately at pitch; recognise that symbols can represent sound, perform different pitches on percussion instruments; recognise simple patterns repeated at different pitches; create and choose sounds in response to a given stimulus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

 

Our PE topic is Athletics. We will be developing our skills in javelin, sprinting, long distance running and throwing bean bags far distances.

Children will continue to have PE lessons on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E. kit at school every day (a round neck t-shirt, not a polo shirt please) and that each item is clearly labelled. Children are not allowed to wear earrings during P.E. (it would be helpful if they didn’t wear them at all on these days).

GoNoodle:

https://family.gonoodle.com/

BBC Supermovers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

10 Minute Shake Up

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Balancing Activities for Home

Standing Long Jump Activities for Home

Move to the Beat Activities for Home

 

Please also see the PE and Sport website page for more ideas.

 

Art and DT 

This term the children will learn about the life and work of the artist George Seurat. George Seurat was a French painter who created a new painting technique called ‘pointillism.’ The children will learn about his work and try and recreate some of his famous paintings using the pointillism technique. Children will also complete art work based on our topic ‘Sensational Safaris.’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyg4d2p

Van Gogh Museum

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

 

Homework will be given out on Thursdays and will need to be returned to school for marking on Monday.  Alongside homework it would be helpful to your child if you could help them practise reading and writing spellings given each week, reading and spelling common exception words and helping them practise the two, five and ten times tables (please note they must know these in sequence, mixed up and related division facts).  Spellings and tables will be assessed weekly. Please not that additional work may be given to your child during the week to aid their learning.  

 

Edward De Bono's six thinking hats

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!

 

Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

For more information about the curriculum please contact your child's teacher. 

AUTUMN TERM FS MTP 2019

EXPLORERS TOPIC WEB 2019

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

TIMETABLE

 

NEWSLETTER SPRING 2020

TIMETABLE SPRING 2020

FOUNDATION SUBJECT PLANNING SPRING 2020

 

NEWSLETTER SUMMER TERM 2020

TIMETABLE SUMMER TERM 2020

FOUNDATION PLANNING SUMMER TERM 2020

 

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS NCT 2018

Information for parents: Assessment results at the end of key stage 1