Welcome back to our class page, on here you will find ways to stay in touch with us and all the home learning planning and resources you might need. Look below to see some of the photos you have sent in to us!
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqxWck7zeN9Z0QqlOHNGgbg Take a look at my You Tube channel to hear me telling some stories to keep you entertained.
If you would like to send us any photos of your work or send us a message about how you are getting on, we’d love to hear from you. You can email us at-
We look forward to hearing from some of you soon!
Keep your eyes peeled in your inbox mums and dads for emails regarding our weekly zoom chats! These take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.
At St Oswald’s we recognise the importance of keeping children active during these difficult times. The children won’t only benefit physically but it will support mental health.
Our local School Games network and Active Derbyshire have been working together to create and publish a weekly programme of activities to support families over the next few weeks.
The weekly activities will be sport themed and include golf, football, tennis, orienteering, athletics, cricket, gymnastics, boccia, netball and badminton. All activities have been developed so everyone can have ago using equipment found in the home and in whatever space you have available. Each week we will update the class pages with the new programme for that week.
Mrs Elliot has found this super competition online from the RSPB. Take a look at the link below and get your creative juices flowing…you might win an art gift voucher of £100 and have your artwork displayed The Society of Wildlife Artists Natural Eye exhibition! Go, go, go!!!
Also, check out Evie’s absolutely amazing story power point-it’s brilliant! Mrs M x Evie’s story of a turtle
Happy 7th Birthday Sebastien! Look at that awesome cake and goodies, yummy!
And here he is with his Birthday gift of a mud kitchen! Brilliant!
If you looking for any extra ideas you could use to support your child’s learning on a daily basis, here are just a few;
- Spellings; continue to look at all previous spelling patterns taught in class and practice the year 1 and 2 common exception word spellings (you can find these online) also the website Phonics Play has free phased phonics resources and games from phase 2-6 just use the username:march20 and password: home
- Thinking about the last story we shared ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, can you retell the story using openers, conjunctions, adverbs and expanded noun phrases and similes? You might even produce a comic strip using speech bubbles or a story map/ journey.
- Perhaps you could create a leaflet for visitors and tourists to Ashbourne telling them about our town’s history and its important features.
- Try creating 4 sentences that link to anything you like….maybe your pet dog? For example; Question- Why do dogs pant? Command- Fetch his lead. Statement- My dog Ozzy likes to run in the park. Exclamation- How loud his bark is!
- Finding 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 3/4, 2/3 of shapes, objects and numbers.
- The Top Marks maths website has some great interactive maths games – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, halves and doubles, fractions and time. http://www.topmarks.co.uk
- On Corbett Maths there are videos and work sheets. https://corbettmaths.com
- BBC Bite size has good maths coverage and videos.
- Continue to focus on reading fluency by reading familiar texts. Encourage children to answer questions and retrieve information as well as use inference- ideas for questions can be found on the reading section of our website.
- The author Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his book every day on his website: http://www.oliverjeffers.com/books
- You can continue to support your reading at home by using this fabulous website: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk you can search for suitable texts using the coloured band that your child is currently reading. There are lots of books you can read with questions to answer. These are a great way to share and improve your reading skills at home. The list of the Key Stage 1 book bands in order are: pink, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, turquoise, purple, gold, white, lime.
- How fantastic Amazon are supporting and providing children everywhere with free audible books!
http://stories.audible.com/start-listenWhat imaginary worlds will the stories you listen to take you?
- BBC Bite size has fun science activities.
Joe Wicks has his own You Tube Page and at 9am every morning he will be leading a PE Lesson you can do in your house with your children. Let’s keep as fit and active as we can during this time.
- On You Tube there are also lots of free videos you can watch of children’s meditation and yoga-well worth a watch to help sooth busy minds.
- Home Activity Challenges (1) The Schools Sports Partnership have created a fun timetable of different activities you could do at home.
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES AND FREE RESOURCES
- Resources on Twinkl www.twinkl.co.uk are currently free to download: https//www.twinkl.co.uk/offer using the password: CVDTWINKLHELPS
- BBC show Numberblocks http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
- BBC show Alphablocks http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
- Times Table Rockstars http://www.ttrockstars.com/home (times tables free for up to 60 days)
- Pobble 365 http://www.pobble365.com (daily SPaG and writing challenges)
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv (KS1 English)
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 (KS1 Maths)
- http://www.storylineonline.net/ (online reading of hundreds of books)
Finally, more than anything else- just enjoy being together! Play games, make up new ones, talk and discuss, have debates, share stories, watch films, put on shows, act out your favourite stories, dance, sing, bake, tell jokes, get out in the garden on a bug hunt. This is a completely unexpected time (that we hopefully won’t ever have enforced upon us again!) so if your children have had enough learning it’s absolutely fine to do something fun and to make the most of the time you have together.
Stay well, take care of each other and we will see you as soon as we possibly can,
Mrs Massey, Mrs Higton and Mrs Morgan
Welcome to our class page we are your teachers.
In the classroom we are supported by our Teaching Assistant- Mrs Yeomans, every Morning.
PE is taught on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
We hear children read individually once a week and within a guided group read once a week, we change books on Mondays and Fridays.
Spellings are tested on a Friday morning.
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David Walliams Audio Books
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Amazon Audible Books for free
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