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Home learning during school closure
Hello Larch class.
While the school is closed all the teachers are going to be very busy putting lots of activities on here for you to try to complete. We certainly didn't want you to feel left out! :)
I'm going to put some general ideas of things you can be doing at home to continue your learning and so that you don't forget all the wonderful things you have learnt so far. We certainly do not expect you to be working all day every day; your mums and dads might be very busy and you might not always be able to concentrate! However, it would be fantastic if you could do some learning each day while you are not in school. Myself and the other teachers will try to add some activities we think you would enjoy.
Here are the optional learning tasks for the next week: -
In history you are learning about Tudors. There are some BBC clips here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsgkwmn/resources/1 Can you write a diary entry based on one of the characters?
Paint or draw a rainbow to put in your window. Lots of children have been going on rainbow walks with their parents trying to spot all the rainbows in their local area.
General things you can do at home throughout the week:
If we find out about anything else that we think you would enjoy we will put it on here.
It will be very strange not seeing you in school; I know Mrs Saxon and Mrs Nuttall will be missing you but remember we are still here if you need anything. Your mums and dads can email or ring school if you need help with anything.
Hopefully we'll see you all very soon!
This half term we will be working on Fractions, Time, Decimals and Money.
Please continue to support your child to learn their times tables. A quick few minutes daily will work wonders and support their daily maths work and problem solving.
Children will be given a new list each Monday (to work on in school). There will be a spelling test each Friday.
The spelling rules we will be studying are as follows:
Week 1: homophones (words which sound the same but have different meanings and are spelt differently, like bridal and bridle)
Week 2: words which contain the letter string igh
Week 3: words which begin with a, al and ad
Week 4: words which begin with aff and also words which end in f and ves
Week 5: words ending in ff, ffs, fe and fes
Week 6: words which end in en
Children will continue to have the opportunity to visit the school library every Friday to change their library book and a Home Reader every Monday. In addition, the children will continue to take part in two guided reading sessions each week as well as having an individual reading book (that remains in school).
From January, we are launching a new Reading Challenge throughout Key Stage 2 in which children can earn rewards and recognition by demonstrating that they are reading for at least 15 minutes a day. To ensure your child doesn't miss out, please sign their Reading Record each day when they have read and ensure it is returned to school. A separate letter will be sent home with full details very soon.
P.E. lessons will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (a plain t-shirt and shorts plus pumps or trainers together with a sweatshirt or tracksuit for when the weather becomes colder) on these days, particularly if kit has been home for washing or used in an out-of-school sporting activity. Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.
On a final note please do not hesitate to contact us before or after school should you have any questions. If these times are not convenient I can be reached via the school office.
Larch Class team