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Special Delivery!

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We had a special delivery of Dr Simpo's new comic on Wednesday morning. He has kindly donated one for every child in school.

Thank you Dr Simpo!

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Christmas crafting!

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14th December 2020

This afternoon, myself and year 1 have had lots of fun creating different Christmas crafts. We have made photo frames which look like Rudolph, Christmas tree decorations, Christmas cards with our handprints and we used special acrylic pens to draw Christmas scenes on Petri dishes. 

      

What a busy afternoon we have had! 

Have a lovely Christmas break and see you all in 2021!

Miss H xx

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Merry Christmas from Mr Curly-Wurly

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Here is a Merry Christmas from Mr Curly-Wurly!

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Christmas Pantomime

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Here are a few snaps from today's Christmas Panto!

The children all had a great time and enjoyed the story of The Wizard of Oz!






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Four seasons in one day!

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Here are a few photos from our art project of the week focusing on the four seasons and some photos of the lovely hall Christmas display we have put together! 

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Marshmallows and Matchsticks!

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Hello everyone!

Firstly, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

This week, we have concluded our learning on 2D and 3D shapes! As a celebration of tis we had a go at making marvelous shapes using marshmallows and sticks! 

As well as all this maths, we have been having fun exploring the story of The Deep Dark Wood! Very apt for this time of year. the children have produced some lovely descriptions today!

Homework will be publish via teams so head there for the update!

Many thanks!

Mr. H

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20.11.20 Homework

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Hi everyone!

We have had another great week in class one!

Well done to everybody for all their hard work and effort. 

I am scheduling a mini phonics lesson using Microsoft Teams that will take place on Tuesday 24th November at 4.00pm. Please try to be available and on Teams at this time as it will give everybody (including me) a chance to be on Teams together and test out the video conferencing features available. All you have to do is be logged onto teams and you will get a notification to join a meeting.

In other news, Spelling Shed and Mathletics have been updated and please continue your wonderful reading!

Many thanks everyone!

Mr. H.

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13.11.20 Homework

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Good afternoon everybody.

Here is a collection of photos of some of the children's work from this week's DT/ History lesson. We spoke about Rememberance Day and its importance and then put our DT skills to the test by making the poppies slide upwards as if growing.





Homework 

Both Mathletics and Spelling Shed have been updated with up to date task on shapes and the 'a-e' and 'ow' sounds.

Teams has an assignment set up for you to try. It is a shape hunt around the house and reply with a photo of what things you found. 

Thanks everybody! Have a great weekend and stay well!

Cheers,

Mr. H.

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6.11.20 Homework

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Hi all,

Well done to everybody in class one! They have all done wonderfully and settled back into school brilliantly!

During the first few weeks of this half term, we are going to be exploring the story of Old Bear! I know some children already know this story, they have told me they know it! In the story, Bramwell Brown and his pals make a tower to reach up to the attic to try and rescue Old Bear. How tall a tower can you make at home?



Head over to Microsoft teams and log in. Post a photo of your tallest tower there!

I look forward to seeing your towers on there!

Mathletics and Spelling Shed have been updated too!

Many thanks,

I hope you all have a good weekend!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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October Half Term 2020

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Hello everyone!

Firstly, well done to all the children who have worked unbelievably hard throughout these first seven weeks of the school year. They have all done amazing and it has been a pleasure to be teaching them!

Spelling shed and Mathletics have been updated for you for enjoy over the holidays and please try to keep reading!

I spoke to the class about a fundraising event organised by FONS. You can enter the virtual Halloween balloon race by clicking the link here:  https://ecoracing.co/user/page/665



Thanks everyone! Have a lovely half term!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Friday 16th October 2020

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Hello everybody!

Firstly, just a spot of housekeeping...

Could I ask you to check cardigans and jumpers to make sure you have your child's and not other people's? There are some that have gone missing and haven't seen them around school. Thanks in advance.

This week we have been busy drawing and writing about the fantastic book called hibernation hotel! Here is a snap of the display that has just gone up in class one - well done everyone!



The children have had great fun blending colours, cutting out, adding markings to our coffee filter autumn leaves! we think they look ace!

Homework

Spelling shed and Mathletics have both been updated with new tasks for the children to enjoy.


Microsoft Teams also has a nice grammar (the children will call it Grandma - sorry!) task to have a go at too.


Many thanks and have a lovely weekend!

Cheers

Mr. H.


  

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World Mental Health Day 2020

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9th October 2020

As October 10th is World Mental Health Day, throughout the today, every year group has learnt about what mental health is, discussed this topic and completed different activities based upon this. Why not ask your child/ren about what they have learned today?

Young Minds is a charity that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure young minds get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

For more information about Young Minds click the link here: 

Young Minds

For more helpful links about the topic of wellbeing and mental health, please visit our PSHE curriculum webpage. Here, you will also find other useful links to topics such as healthy lifestyles, safety and anti-bullying. The link can be found below: 

PSHE Curriculum Webpage

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Friday 9th October 2020

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Hi all,

We have had a great week in class one and have, as always, been keeping very busy!

Firstly, just a quick note from the school library. If anyone has got library books from pre-lockdown time in reception class, please could you send them back into school.

Thanks to our helpers for coming in this week! It has been great for all the children to have that extra time and help!

Spelling shed has been updated with the 'oo' and 'ar' sounds and Mathletics has been updated too.

I hope you all have lovely weekends! Thanks!

Mr. H.

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Friday 2nd October 2020

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Hi all!

It is October already! Time flies when you're having fun!

We have had a busy week! Deserts, animal groups, greater than, less than, capital letters, full stops, balance and symmetry!

For homework this week, Spelling shed has been updated with the 'ee' and 'ow' sounds.

We won the KS1 Mathletics competition this week so well done to all who have been on and contributed to our overall score!

There are now new tasks online.

I have added a task on Teams all about hibernation for you to have look at. Our new book for next week revolves around this topic so it will be interesting to see what you all know already.

And of course, keep reading! 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Thanks,

Mr. H.

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Friday 25th September 2020

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Hello everybody!

Another week has gone by already - they are flying!

Well done to class one, they have been fab again this week! They are all settling into the rhythms and routines of school again so well!

Thank you for your support with homework - it has been great to see all the engagement on Mathletics and Spelling Shed already this year. 

The children are already making lots of progress in reading and phonics, so please keep reading with them at home. 

I'm hoping that you got your letter about TEAMS. Please have a try at logging into this either through the app or on a web browser. I've set a little 'welcome task' on there for children to have a go at.

As usual, Mathletics has been updated and Spelling Shed now has 'ay' words and 'igh' words to complete.

Many thanks, have a great weekend!

Cheers,

Mr. H.


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Friday 18th September 2020

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Good afternoon everyone!

We have had another brilliant week in class one and all the children seem to settling in really well!

As promised, Spelling Shed and Mathletics have been updated and are ready to use. You will find the logins required stuck on to their reading record books as well as a purple mash login card. 

Purple mash is a great tool to explore but homework isn't set on it each week. Home work tasks will usually be on Spelling Shed and Mathletics. 

Make sure you find a pocket of time to have a read with your child at home and fill in their reading records.

Many thanks,

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr. H.

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Friday 11th September 2020

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Hello everyone,

Happy Friday! This is the first blog of the new academic year, so hello to all the parents of the new year ones!

Firstly, I want to say how well all the children have come back to school! They have been amazing!

I will start posting work to do at home and any other news next week.

In the meantime, make sure you find a pocket of time to have a read with your child at home and fill in their reading records.

Lastly, if anyone has any spare time and they would be willing to pop in and volunteer please drop me an email at class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Many thanks,

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr. H.

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Friday 17th July 2020

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Good morning everyone!

My bubble and I will be updating the class one blog this morning with activities for over the summer break!

More to follow!

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Thursday 16th July 2020

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Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all well and good!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ure’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ure’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!


- English -

Write me a paragraph telling me what you are excited about in the summer break!


- Break -

- Maths -

Summer themed morning maths presentation Thursday! 

Crack the code place value activity!


- Lunch -

- Cinema - 

This afternoon we are going to sit back and enjoy a film together! 

Have a lovely day!

Thanks 

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 15th July 2020

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Morning all,

I just want to reiterate our thanks here at Netherthong for all your generosity! It is so appreciated, thanks again!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ear’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ear’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- English -

How good are you at knowing what type of punctuation to use at the end of different types of sentences?

Click here to open a page with different sentences that are missing punctuation.

Can you tell which is needed? There are answers underneath each level! 

-Break -

- Maths -

Summer themed morning maths presentation Wednesday page - click here!

Practice some addition and subtraction number sentences in your remote learning books and try using a number line or hundred square to assist you if you are getting into the larger numbers!


- Lunch -


- PE – 

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

Have a lovely day!

Cheers,

Mr. H.


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Tuesday 14th July 2020

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Morning all,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

A huge thank you for the cards and gifts you have dropped in school for Mrs. Cooper, Miss Hemingway, Mrs. Barker and myself. Thank you so very much!

Hi Mrs Barker here - yes I have to repeat what Mr Hobson has just said, I really didn't expect anything but your kind words and gift are so appreciated. I'm definitely going to try to treat myself and not buy Lego for my boys! So this is the last transition Tuesday. Thank you to all of you who have sent in work, it's lovely to see how you are getting on at home. It's been really nice getting to know the ten children in my bubble but I'm really excited about getting to know you all in September.

So today I'd like you to list all the things you'd like to do in Class 2 - use your imagination - be wild and wacky if you want to be. I can't promise we'll be able to do them all but we might get to do a few! Remember to email me your list to class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk

I'd love it if you could also draw or paint a portrait of yourself, then I'll know who to look out for in September! Enjoy your day! Mrs B xx

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ire’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ire’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- English -

I'd like you to imagine you are on your desert island and you are making yourself a shelter to sleep under and live around...


Can you write a set of instructions on how to build a shelter?

Remember to use command words!


- Break -

- Maths -

Summer-themed morning maths presentation Tuesday click here.

Use this tool called daily 10 to practice a wide range of maths topics.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

I recommend starting on level one and then exploring some of the level two topics as well!

- Lunch -

- Story time -

Share a story with somebody at home.

- Choice - 

This afternoon, in class, the children are going to get some choice time to decide what they would like to do. They may draw and make things out of scrap paper or card. They may play imaginative games or with some small toys such as animals or bricks etc.

I think it is fair that you do the same!

Have fun!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Monday 13th July 2020

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Morning all!

I can't believe that it is the final week of term! How fast and strange this one has been!

Here is a photo of Luna from the weekend! 



Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ew’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ew’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- Maths -

Summer-themed morning maths starters - there is one for each day of this week! Click here!

Brush up on 2s 5s 10s – use any maths games you like to support this. http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

In class, we are going to have a go at writing out our times tables for the 10s, 5s, and 2s in columns. E.g. 1 x 10 = 

- Break -

- English -

Gracie sent me a gorgeous picture of her desert island last week! Here it is:



Could you write a few solid sentences about how you may have ended up on your desert island! 

Use your imagination to work out how you got there!

Remember your BIG3!

- Lunch -

Draw with Rob: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 10th July 2020

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Good morning everyone!

Firstly. I want to say a big thank you to all of you who sent in your sports day results despite the weather!

In school, we had lots of fun but got a little wet!

It's crazy to think that there is only one more week of this academic year left to go! Where has the time gone?

Anyhow, here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘oa’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘oa’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- Maths -

In school, we have been practicing our times table knowledge using the funky mummy game, focusing on the 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Click the link to open this up: http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

We have made chatterboxes to help us practice our 10s. If you have access to a printer, click here to have a go at making one of those!

Another great activity to help remember your times tables is to use a 100 square to color in the multiples! Have a go at making your very own.

- Break -

- English –
 

Well done for making lovely (and some spooky) desert islands!

What things would you need on the island to help you survive and live happily?

Think carefully...

Is there electricity?

Is there clean water?

Are there any animals you need to watch out for?

You should be professionals at lists now! So write a list using commas to separate your items and use an and between the penultimate and last items.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Thanks,

Mr. H.


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Thursday 9th July 2020 - SPORTS DAY

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Good morning everyone!

Keep your fingers very, very tightly crossed for some sunshine today for our 'Virtual Sports Day'!

Here is a summary of the activities we'd like the children to do and some extra information. I have also added a sheet you can use for your results and then you can email me them! 

The most important point is that you have a great time.

Sports Day Results sheet.docx

Sports Day bulletin.docx

Enjoy yourselves and do please let me know your results. We will see which team wins in our class and then we'll be able to see which team wins overall! Good luck!

Thanks!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 8th July 2020

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Morning everybody!

Don't forget it is sports day tomorrow and I will be putting up a set of activities for you to have a go at!

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ow’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ow’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- English -

Design your very own desert island, please!

-Break -

- Maths -

Warm-up: http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

Colour by numbers 

Draw a picture and in each part of your picture, write a subtraction number sentence with 5 different answers.

Decide which colour will equal each number and then work out your number sentences and colour in your picture accordingly. 

We are going to be having a go at these this morning too!

- Lunch -

- Painting - 

This morning you designed your very own desert island!

Could you try to paint it using warm colours for the island and cold colours for the ocean!

Thanks all,

Have a good day!

Cheers,

Mr. H.


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Tuesday 7th July 2020

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Good morning everyone!

It's transition Tuesday again!

So hello to everyone at home! Mrs Barker here, I hope you are all OK. Many thanks to Gracie again this week for your work - you are working incredibly hard and I really do appreciate your efforts! 


Today I'd like you to have a go at this maths activity (click on the picture and it will take you to the activity, try both options:

I'd also like you to write me a letter - you can write to me about what you have been doing whilst you have been at home, you could ask me some questions about what it is like in Year 2 or you could tell me your favourite things to do at school. Use your best handwriting, with finger spaces and don't forget your capital letters and full stops. 

I look forward to receiving them!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘er’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘er’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- English -

Question mark grammar today!

Click here to open a presentation designed to warm up your brain ready for learning about question marks!

If you think you have got what it takes, try finishing these sentences with the correct punctuation!

Click here to view the sentences!

- Break -

- Maths -

Warm-up game!

http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

Main: Addition and subtraction speed challenge 

Can you complete the speed challenge in 5 minutes?

Click here and let me know how you get on!

Challenge: Block adventurer

- Lunch -

- Story time - 

Share a story from your collection at home!

Handwriting - 

In your remote learning books, could you try to write the sentence below?

Remember to have all your letters the correct way around and make your letters the right size including any ascenders and descenders.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
 


Many thanks!

Have a lovely day!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Monday 6th July 2020

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Good morning everyone!

I hope this morning's blog post finds you well and ready for a week of home learning.

Here's a quick snap of the Luna and Brego getting filthy on the beach!



Here is today's suggested list of activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ur’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ur’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- Maths -

Subtraction recap!

Remind children of the operations we have covered this year. + - x ÷ =

Click here to have a go at some simple subtraction problems.

Use a number line to help with these subtraction questions - click here!

You don't need to print out the sheet, just write the number sentence in your home learning books and away you go!

- Break -

- English -

Click here to view the short Zahra clip!

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Last week you wrote a description about the main character Zahra. This week I would like you to focus on writing about her actions. 

Write a short paragraph about what Zahra did in the clip. Think carefully about which verbs you could use to describe the way she acts. 

Remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

- Lunch -

Draw with Rob https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

If the weather perks up later on, head out for a walk! I know I will be taking Luna and Brego out later on!

Have a lovely day!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 3rd July 2020

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Good morning everyone!

It's Friday!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘are’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘are’ sound!


- Maths -

In school today, we are going to be practicing the basics using some fun maths games. 

Daily ten -  we are going to be playing some of the daily 10 level one addition questions!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

A school favourite - Archery Arithmetic - doubles and ten times tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Hit the button - number bonds and addition.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

- Break -

- English –


Commas in lists

Play the Zahra clip.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Discuss as a group what items/ objects you would take to Zahra’s village.

Children to make a list and use commas to separate items and finish list with an and between the final and penultimate items.

- Lunch - 

Have a look outside this afternoon. If the weather isn't too bad, why not go for a run, walk, bike ride or scooter ride. 

If the weather is poor - try designing you own desert island - what would you need on the island to help you live there?

Have a lovely weekend everybody!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Thursday 2nd July 2020

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Morning all,

The weather looks yuck this morning! Not to worry though! It is a have fun inside kind of day!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘aw’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘aw’ sound!

- English -




Look at the description in newspaper article. Explain that this is a character description and we are going to write something similar for Zahra to celebrate her achievement.

Here is a link to the Zahra clip: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Children write a character appearance and a character personality description about Zahra including conjunctions and adjectives!

Challenge – Can they include an exclamation? 

- Break -

- Maths -

Before and after times

Fluency:

Can you tell the time that is one hour before/ after the shown time here?

before and after times.pdf

- Lunch -

This afternoon, we are going to be colouring and chatting about what we are doing at home to keep busy!

Cheers,

Mr. H. 

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Wednesday 1st July 2020

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Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘u-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘u-e’ sound!

- English -


Task: Children to write a description of Zahra using adjectives.



-Break -

- Maths -

Recap o’clock and half past

 Warm up:
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeK3zr-cMyk

Input:
Chat about the positioning of the clock hands and language of half past and o'clock.

Fluency:

Have a go at telling the time to half past and o'clock using the sheets here. You don't need to print these out. 


- Lunch -

-Story time-

Share a story together at home.

- Craft- 

This afternoon, try making a cut-out creature with scraps of paper and colour it in afterwards! 

Cheers and have a good day everyone!

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 30th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hello everyone from Year 1! Mrs Barker here again!

A big thank you to Gracie for emailing me your 'All About Me' page. I'm not sure if everyone got to see my post from last week, so I'm going to re-post it here to give everyone a chance to tell me about themselves:

This is very exciting, being a guest on the Year 1 blog! I'm really enjoying my time with my little Year 1 bubble. I've also enjoyed meeting the other bubble in the playground on a morning and in the afternoon. But this is a chance for me to get to know those of you at home accessing our home learning. I'm super excited to have you in my Year 2 class next year. As yet, we don't know what that will look like, but we're all hopeful that things will be more 'normal' by then. Usually at this time of year, we might have a morning together or a few lessons here and there. It's always nice to get to know new children and a little bit about what they like to do. If you click here, you'll find a sheet to fill in about yourself. I'd love it if you could fill this in and email to me at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk 

This week, I'd like you to have a go at these maths 10 questions:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Click on 'Level 1, Addition, Up to 10' and see how you get on. You'll need a pencil and paper to write down your answers. We'll do the same in class! Enjoy!

Thanks, Mrs. Barker!

Good morning everyone, 

I got soaked taking Luna and Brego out for a walk last night! What lovely weather we have!

I hope everybody is well!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘o-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘o-e’ sound!

- English -

Watch this clip:
https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Scroll down until you find the clip titled Zahra.


Can you make a list of nouns (naming words: cat, bucket, leaf) whilst you watch the video clip?

Click here to have a look at what we will be doing in class today!

Can you write descriptive sentences using the pictures to give you some ideas?

- Break -

- Maths -

Time to half past


Input:
Recap on prior learning on time to the hour from yesterday. Click here to explore a little bit more on time - especially working towards half-past times!

Have a go at showing half past the hour times by drawing some clock faces in your remote learning book! Use these questions to guide you.

- Lunch -

- Yoga - 

Head over to Cosmic Yoga's YouTube channel and get in some active time despite the bad weather!

https://www.youtube.com/c/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Cheers,

Mr. H.

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Monday 29th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘i-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘i-e’ sound!


- Maths -
Intro to time

Warm up:


Input:
Use this boat timetable ppt as input for today's lesson on time.

Fluency:

Click the link below and see if you can tell the time and write the time.

You don't have to print out the sheet, you could make blank clock faces in your remote learning books.

Boat timetable

- Break -

- English -

Zahra

Go to this link below and scroll down until you find the Zahra section.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Play the clip but for the first time only listen to the sound, don't watch it.
 
Ask your children where they think it is set now?
Does the music remind them of anything?
A type of weather or animals?
Watch the clip with pictures now up to 12 seconds.
Were their predictions correct?
What have they learnt so far about the story?
Tell the children they will be writing statements today.
Before playing the rest of the clip tell the children they need to be thinking about the plot of the story.
What happens at the beginning? What is the problem, solution, ending?

Task: Children to write statements sentences to match pauseed images from the video clip. Can they use conjunctions to join ideas?

- Lunch -

Draw with Rob on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=draw+with+rob

Thanks everyone,

Have a good day!

Mr. H.

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Friday 26th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather we have had!

Well done for another week of home learning, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘a-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘a-e’ sound!

- Maths -


Start with a number challenge, can you write your numbers the correct way around all the way up to 100?

Using coins you could 'buy' food items out of the cupboards!

You could log onto purplemash, mathletics or top marks and have a go at some of the maths games online. 

- Break -

- English –


Have a listen to the story of BEEGU if you haven't already by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3J__jv6b4w&t=2s

Pause the story regularly and discuss how different characters are feeling at different points in the story.

Why not have a go at making your own mini storybook based on the Beegu story. We did a little bit of this yesterday in school and it work really well.

- Lunch - 

- Art -

Draw a summer picture using warm colours to show what the weather is like and think about what sort of summer items or activities you could include.

Thanks all,

Have a great weekend!

Mr. H.



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Thursday 25th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather we had yesterday. Hopefully, today is more of the same!

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘oi’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘oi’ sound!

- English -

Have another listen to the story of Beegu by clicking the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3J__jv6b4w

Make a lost Poster from the point of view of Beegu's parents. Illustrate Beegu and write a description of her looks and personality.

- Break -

- Maths -

Arithmetic archery: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

Click here for a money quiz!

- Lunch -

- YOGA! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Have a lovely day everyone!

Take care!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 24th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather we are having! 

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ea’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ea’ sound!

- English -

Have a listen to the story of Beegu by clicking here! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3J__jv6b4w

Ask children to draw an outline of Beegu and colour it in. After, write everything they know about her around the outside.

Ask them to write inside of Beegu how they think she is feeling during the time she is on Earth in the story. 

- Break -

- Maths -

Recognising coins and notes.

Go through the different coins and the values again. Introduce notes. Talk about the equivalence between a £5 note and 5 pound coins and 2 £5 notes being the same as a £10 note.








- Lunch -

- Outdoor time! - 

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, please spend some time outside today. I've heard the weather is supposed to be gorgeous so make sure to put some suncream on. Why not help your parents out with wedding or planting and maybe even a bit of watering! Can you name some of the plants you see growing in your garden, you could even draw a picture of your favourite one. If you don't have a garden, could you make your way to a local park and see what you recognise there?


Cheers all,

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 23rd June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Apologies for the lack of activities yesterday, there was a Kirklees wide school internet issue which meant as soon I was in school I was unable to post any of the work I had planned for you. 

Today is the first of the 'transition Tuesdays' and the aim is to give you a chance to get to know a little bit about your teacher next year. Here is a message from Mrs Barker:

Hello everyone from Year 1! This is very exciting, being a guest on the Year 1 blog! I'm really enjoying my time with my little Year 1 bubble. I've also enjoyed meeting the other bubble in the playground on a morning and in the afternoon. But this is a chance for me to get to know those of you at home accessing our home learning. I'm super excited to have you in my Year 2 class next year. As yet, we don't know what that will look like, but we're all hopeful that things will be more 'normal' by then. Usually at this time of year, we might have a morning together or a few lessons here and there. It's always nice to get to know new children and a little bit about what they like to do. If you click here, you'll find a sheet to fill in about yourself. I'd love it if you could fill this in and email to me at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk I'm going to ask the year 1 bubbles to do it too! I hope you have a lovely day!

Here is today's list of suggested activities: 

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ure’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ure’ sound!

- Maths -

Recognising coins

Warm up: Counting robot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cARYvdtB4&t=5s

Input:
Talk through the various coins, name them and discuss their value. talk about the colour, shape and size and the comparison in value between them. 

Task
Children to draw around and name each coin in their books.

- Break -

- English -

We are starting to look at new book named Beegu. 

Here is the front cover of the book:



Can you answer these questions in your remote learning books?



- Lunch - 

- Reading - 

Be sure to keep up the reading at home! It is super important to keep your reading and phonics going. 

- Scavenger Hunt - 

If possible, have a walk out and see what natural objects you can find to take home. When you are home with your collection, try making a picture out of your finds!

Cheers everyone!

Mr. H. 

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Monday 22nd June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everybody,

Unfortunately, there is no internet at Netherthong School today - yikes! This means accessing the usual daily blog and uploading what I had planned for today is proving tricky at the moment. I really do apologise for those of you waiting to read through today's activities. I am hoping the internet in school will be back up and running soon and I assure you I will post the daily activities as soon as I am able to do so.

What a start to a new week! Have a good Monday everyone!

Mr H

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Friday 19th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone! 

I hope you have all had a lovely week! 

Thank you to you guys who dropped off some letters for me to read to the children.

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ire’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ire’ sound!

- Maths -

Try to keep up with practicing number bonds plus adding and subtraction!

You can use lots of different tools to help you with this.

Top marks has lots of games that will help.

Top marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=2 

Purple mash has lots of maths games online.

If you wanted something paper based you could do a little bit of simple adding and taking away to brush up and keep the skills there. 


- Break -

- English –


Practice a little bit of handwriting. Remember that some letters need to have ascenders and descenders. Try thinking of a funny sentence to help encourage neat writing! 

- Lunch - 

- Afternoon - 

Try painting some bubbles and when they have dried, draw the people you care about inside. We made some these this week in school. 

Thanks everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Cheers,

Mr. H.


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Thursday 18th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities: 

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ew’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ew’ sound!


- English -

Narwhal research 




- Break -

- Maths -

Arithmetic archery : https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

Y
ear 1 goals


Have a look through this Mojo Maths. Discuss the first few slides and then when you reach the last slide get your child to set out their work in books using pictorial methods to help them work out. 

Click here to view!

- Lunch -

- PE -

Dependent of which website you check on, the weather looks like it is going to do different things!

If it is nice (not raining) - get out and make an obstacle course! We made one in school link to the Not Quite Narwhal story. It had a section to move like a crab, frog, narwhal and unicorn. 

If the weather inst great, why not try another cosmic yoga or something like that! We had a go at the Pokemon yoga earlier in the week and we had great fun!

Cheers everyone,

Keep up the great work!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 17th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hello everyone - good morning!

Thanks for all the updates and emails you have sent across!

It has been lovely to see what you guys have been doing at home!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘oa’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘oa’ sound!

- English -

Challenge! Write a letter to the class one bubbles led by Mrs> Barker and I and we will read them to our mini classes.

Tell us what you are up to, what you have enjoyed about being at home and maybe some of the things you haven't enjoyed!

Have a walk and drop it of at the school office so that we can have a read of them at school.  

-Break -

- Maths -

Warm up - Can you make these numbers by drawing sticks and bricks?

44    52    89    61    27

Click here to see today's maths activity.

Can you work out how many tens and ones each of the numbers in the tables has and circle the bigger number?

You don't need to print the sheet out, you could recreate the small tables in your remote learning books.
 

Extension – Make a number with:



- Lunch -

- ICT -

Log onto purple mash and practice some maths on the maths section and why not recreate the story of Not Quite Narwhal in the create a story app?

Cheers everyone! 

Stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 16th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ai’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ai’ sound!

- English -

Alphabet challenge – Can you get every single letter in the alphabet the correct way around?

Have another listen to the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6fTm3XGSk and stop at the point where kelp is wondering about going back to the Narwhals.

Ask the your children how Kelp could get in touch with the Narwhals?

What could he do?

Talk about the process of posting a letter.

Could you write an address for Kelp to write to and an address for Kelp to use as his home address?

I think he might live on Coral Avenue in Turtle City.

- Break -

- Maths -

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Practice number bonds to ten and addition facts.

To partition numbers.

Using hoops, string or tape to make an aliens head alien arm model. (The children will know what to make!) Use some toys or things from around the house to signify tens as stick shaped objects and ones as brick / cube shaped objects.

Try making 3 numbers with tens in one hand/hoop and ones in another hand/hoop. Can your child tell what number should go in the head of of the model?

Can you make these numbers using sticks and bricks? Remember that a stick is ten and brick is one.

E.g. 35 would look like III .....

13
64
38
92
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- Lunch -

Cosmic yoga pokemon style! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCjkPlsaes

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Mr. H. 

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Monday 15th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have all had lovely weekends!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -


- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ow’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ow’ sound!


- Maths -

I can count to 100.

Warm up: Counting robot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cARYvdtB4&t=2s


3 minutes challenge -  You have 3 minutes to write as many numbers as you can, starting at zero and counting up.

Use toys or pasta or anything smaller to see if you can count up to 100 with apparatus!

Reasoning:



- Break -

- English -

Not quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Use the YT link to have another listen to the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6fTm3XGSk

Warm up

Look at LAND NARWHALS page: Can you make a list or draw of all the things the unicorns are doing?

Writing activity:

Look at the page where kelp arrives at the shore.

Write a sentence about what Kelp might be thinking and feeling when he reaches the shore.


- Lunch -


- Science -

We know that plants need water don't we?

Well, how do you know if they are drinking?

See if you can pick some daisies with their stems on and put them into some water containing food colouring and observe what happens.


Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 12th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Well done for all the hard work you have put in once again this week and thank you to all of you who have emailed me photos and updates!

I took this photograph last night whilst out with the dogs, and then look at the one below from when Brego first arrived with us. He has grown so much!

 


- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘er’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘er’ sound!

- Maths -

Input:
Can anybody think of words that help us tell others where something is? Discuss.

Fluency:

 

Reasoning

 

 

Extension

 



- Other activities - 

You could log onto mathletics and keep practicing your maths skills.

You could get onto purple mash and explore that.

You could have a go at making your own narwhal and unicorn game using toys and craft materials.

Enjoy a story together.

I hope you all have lovely weekends!

Cheers

Mr. H. 

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Thursday 11th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ur’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ur’ sound!

- English -

Could you make speech bubbles to go with beach page of the story Not Quite Narwhal?

You can pause the video on the page and think about what the narwhals, unicorns and Kelp may say to each other.

Video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6fTm3XGSk 

- Break -

- Maths -

To describe positions

Head outside if you can and and talk about the language of left and right. Have some form of markers set out and say left or right and see if your children can remember which way is which and run to the left marker and right marker. 

Recreate this shape picture and see if you can follow the instructions to get the correct colour on the correct shape. 



Have a chat about this picture: 

- Lunch -

- Art -

Narwhal inspired sea wash using watercolour paints if you have some.

Using blues greens and other colours, can the children create a wash that looks a little like the sea on the cover of Not Quite Narwhal?

Leave to dry.

On scraps of plain paper, can you try to draw your own Kelp and colour it in?

Go over the edges and key lines of kelp with a black fine felt tip and when the wash is dry stick it onto the sea.

Thanks everyone - enjoy!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 10th June 2020

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- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘are’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘are’ sound!

- English -

Discuss the word blurb! What are they, what do they do?

Explain to the children that Not Quite Narwhal doesn’t have a blurb and that our job today is to write one for the back of the story book.

Read blurbs of stories that we have read already or other books and discuss the key features.

Set class on task of writing a blurb paragraph.

Give time to check for BIG3 and spellings.

Here's the link for the story if you want or need to listen again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6fTm3XGSk 

-Break -

- Maths -

I can describe turns.

Recap on capacity with a container of water, show full, empty, half, quarter, three quarter etc.

Get outside to discuss, demonstrate and do. Try doing quarter, half, three quarter and full turns. You could use the cardinal point on a the compass to help you with this and also the language of clockwise and anticlockwise.

Find something with a similar shape to this and try tracing the shape after you have done the turns.





Problem solving



- Lunch -

- ICT -

Log onto purple mash and have an explore. I think the maths games on there are brill!

Cheers

Mr. H.


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Tuesday 9th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘aw’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘aw’ sound!

- English -

Alphabet challenge – Can you get every single letter in the alphabet the correct way around?

Listen to the story of Not Quite Narwhal by clicking here! Can you answer the questions below after listening to the story?

Where is Kelp sleeping?
Find and copy a word that tells you Kelp was born at the bottom of the ocean.
Do you notice anything strange about Kelp?
How many fish can you see?
What do you think might be in the treasure chest?
How is Kelp different to all the other narwhals?
Can you give two reasons?
How do you think Kelp feels when he finds out he is different from all the other narwhals?
Do you think your friends should be the same as you and like exactly the same things?
Do you think the narwhals are friendly? Yes or no?
What might the narwhals have said to Kelp to make him feel better about himself?
How is Kelp able to breath and swim under water?
Can you explain to a partner what a ‘strong current’ is?
What might Kelp be thinking and feeling when he is swept away?
What do you think is going to happen to Kelp next? Where might he go?
What do you notice about the way ‘I wish I were a better swimmer!’ is presented?
How are the colours on these pages different to the colours on the pages before?
What do you think the mysterious, sparkling creature might be?
Where does Kelp see the sparkling creature?
What does the word ‘familiar’ mean?
How has Jessie Simma presented Kelp’s journey onto land? Why
is the page split into three sections? Why do you think the she has
done this?

- Break -

- Maths -

3-minute challenge!

Starting at zero, how many numbers can you write down in 3 minutes? Are they all the right way around?

Discuss:



Work out quarter of quantities independently where possible using pictorial representation in their books.



Extension:



- Lunch -

- Narwhal Art -


Using the Narwhal event pack linked here– use some of the nice colouring pages to have some afternoon colouring time and maybe have a listen to some of the suggested music too! You can print these out but it is also non - essential!

Cheers everyone!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 1st July

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone,

Here is a happy photo for you all!



Luna and Brego cuddling in the sun!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘u-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘u-e’ sound!

- English -



Task: Children to write adjectives about Zahra in their books.

-Break -

- Maths -
Recap o’clock and half past

 Warm up:
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS-2dUpkoHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeK3zr-cMyk

Input:
Talk about the difference between o'clock and half past with regard to where the hands are.

Fluency:

Click here to have a peek at the questions to have a go at!

- Lunch -

- Story time- 

Share a story after lunch.

- Craft -

We are going to be making cut out creatures in the afternoon. Why don't you try joining in. Cut out some paper into different shapes. Glue it back together in a different shape and try to colour an alien onto it.

Have a lovely day!

Cheers

Mr. H. 

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Monday 8th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Mrs. Barker and I are looking forward to welcoming some of you back into school today, but if you are learning from home, we hope you and your families are well.

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘u-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘u-e’ sound! Don’t forget the secret e!

- Maths -

Grab a clear container/bottle and fill it with water.

Empty half out and ask how much is there in now?

Empty a quarter ask how much is in now?

See if the children can use language like: full, half full, half empty, a quarter full/empty, three quarters full etc.

Time for a little more practice on finding a quarter of a quantity.

If you have them available – grab a paper plate! (We have these ready in school Emma)

Draw a cross going across the plate , splitting it into quarters and try to make sure each area you make is equal.

Use anything you have (pasta, counters, small toys, cubes, blocks, lego) to help you solve these questions.

Children to place cubes into 4 groups to find a quarter of a number.

- Break -

- English -

Not quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Look at the book cover by clicking these blue words.

What is the title of this book?

Who is the author/illustrator?

What do you think this book will be about?

Children to write a prediction paragraph about what they think will happen in the story.

Remember good handwriting and your BIG3! Could you include any adjectives or interesting punctuation?

- Lunch -

- Science -


Can you find ten different objects from around your house?

When you have collected all ten, can you tell what the object is made out of?

Could you also say what properties the material has?

It could be hard/soft, smooth/rough etc.



Cheers, and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 5th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

How is everyone?

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

Get logged onto spelling Shed and practice the ‘ear’ and ‘are’ sounds we have done this week!

- PE -

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Break -

- Maths -

Well done for the lovely work you have been doing on fractions!

Draw around some squares in your home learning books with a coloured pencil.

How many ways can you shade in a quarter?
Can you shade in a half?
Can you shade in three quarters?

Support where necessary.

Click here to open a presentation about finding quarters of a quantity.

Feel free to attempt some of the questions in the presentation.

There is also a challenge section for anyone who wants to give it a go.

- Lunch -

- RE -

Who was Joseph and why is he remembered?

Have you ever had to say sorry?   

Is it easy or difficult?  Why? 

How do you feel when you say sorry?

Do you think it is good to say sorry?

How does it make the other person feel? 

What might happen next?  (Forgiveness)

Click here to listen to the story of Joseph.

Can you imagine have 11 brothers?  Do you think that you would always get along?  Why?

How do you think Joseph’s brothers felt when they saw all the special treatment Joseph was getting from their dad?

What did his father make for him?

What is a famine?

Does Joseph show forgiveness or anger when he meets his brothers again?

-

Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!

Cheers, and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Thursday 4th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is a photo of Brego to keep you all updated!



You can see here how much he has grown!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

A little more practice on the ‘ear’ sound!

near
rear
shear
spear
tear
year
appear

- English -

Pobble!

Have a look at these strange pictures. Can you write exclamations about these pictures? Remember that an exclamation needs to be loud or interesting and different from usual. Make sure to use the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence!













- Break -


- PE -

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch -

- Art -

Mindfulness art – Have a look at these mindfulness art pictures. You could print these out but you don’t need to. You could always try to make your own and then colour it in.

Assorted pictures

Wildlife pictures

Words of encouragement pictures



Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 3rd June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Thanks to all of you for the lovely work you have been submitting! It has been lovely to have a look through!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

It’s time for the ‘ear’ sound, from hear with your ear!

ear
dear
clear
beard
fear
gear
hear
near


- English -

Well done for the nice sentences you put together yesterday!

Today, we are going to have a go at using adverbs of time.

Have a read through this quiz and see if you can select the correct adverbs of time to fit in the sentences.

Afterwards, see if you can use any of the adverbs of time to make a couple of yesterday’s sentences even more amazing! You can re-write them with them the adverb of time included.

- Break -

- Maths -

Can you tell someone in your house in your words what a quarter is and how you find it?

Can you cut these shapes up in to quarters? Some are very tricky, you could draw them first then use something straight to split them up in quarters.




- Lunch -

- ICT -

Log on to PurpleMash.

You are free to have a go at anything you like on there, however, here are a few suggestions.

In topics, there is a section on old and new transport.

In topics, there is also a tab called PHSE. In this folder, there are loads of fun activities.

There is also a few great activities in the music and sound area.
 
Enjoy!

Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 2nd June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I'm in school organising the classrooms ready for some of you to return to school!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics - 

Use your 'Fred fingers' to write down these words containing the 'are' sound.

stare
spare
scarecrow
aware
beware
compare
nightmare

- English -

In your remote learning books, can you write a sentence or two about each of your pictures you completed yesterday?

Remember, make sure your handwriting is lovely and neat, make sure you remember the big 3, and why not try to use interesting adjectives and punctuation such as exclamations marks!

Tell me what you have been up to!

- Break - 

- Maths - 

This week, we are focusing on fractions. So far, you have all done a bit of work on finding half of something.

It's time to have a look at finding a quarter of an object or shape.

Watch this video all about fractions.

To make a half or quarters the parts of an object have to be equal.

So if I have a pizza and I share it with Mrs Cooper, Mrs Barker and Miss Kelly everyone gets the same amount.

We all have equal parts of the whole pizza.

Cut out pieces of paper into circles, squares and rectangles. 

With one piece, model folding a square, circle and rectangular piece of paper in half them half again.

Show that there is four parts, but are they equal?

Explain that when something is split into four equal parts, it is in quarters.

Get the children to have a go at folding some of the paper into quarters and get them to colour in one of the quarters.  

- Lunch - 

- History -

This half term, we are going to be exploring the history of transport.

The first historically significant event we are going to cover is the first flight. 

This was done by two people known as the Wright brothers and today I would like you to learn a little bit about them by looking through this presentation here 

Thanks all,

Mr. H.

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Monday 1st June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all and welcome back!

I hope you have all had a restful and relaxed half-term and had chance to enjoy some of the warm, sunny weather we have had.

Research suggests that this spring has been the sunniest since records began back in 1929 and that we had the driest May for 124 years!

For all of you keen followers of Luna and Brego, they are both fine! Brego has been enjoying the sunshine a little more than Luna. She finds it hot during the summer months.

Here are a few photos of them out in the garden and around and about over half-term!



Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

Spelling shed is fixed!

This week I would like you to practice the ‘are’ and ‘ear’ sounds.

The ‘are’ sounds look like the word are but makes the ‘are’ sound from the care and share card.

Have a go at writing these words down using your fred fingers:

care
share
bare
dare
hare
rare

And I would like you to have a go at reading these words aloud!

Click here to view the words and press space bar or directional arrows to stop the words.

- Maths -

Warm – Up

Can you write down as many numbers as you can starting at 0 and working up to 100 in 3 minutes?

(Remember to get them the right way around!)

Fractions

Click here to watch - Give me half!

Chat about what half of an object is, for example a pizza, cookie, apple, chocolate bar, strawberry, circle, square.

Click here to view a presentation all about finding half of objects and shapes. Some of you may have already split these objects and shapes before half term but there is a little extra the bottom to chat about and think about. Don’t go past the stop sign. Explain that for it to be a half, both parts need to the same and equal.

- Break -

- English -

Synonym Starter:

How many different words can you think of for the word good?

If you have any room left in your remote learning books, (if not a piece of paper will do) can you draw 4 things that you enjoyed doing over your half-term? 



- Lunch -

Have an afternoon enjoying the sunshine!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 22nd May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

How is everyone?

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

Get logged onto spelling Shed and practice the ‘o-e’ and ‘e-e’ sounds we have done this week!

- PE -

Get out and enjoy the good weather, get your bikes and scooters out and have a ride out!

Or

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Break -

- Maths -

Here are a few fun activities to enjoy today!

Start with listening to a little bit of Counting Robot - click here!

You could practice your number bonds, multiplication and division skills using Hit the Button - click here!

If you are feeling up to a challenge click here and have a go at Archery Arithmetic! Feel free to have a go at any of the year one and two tasks! 

- Lunch -

- Story -

As a bonus before the half-term break, I thought it would be nice to have a listen to a story!

Here is the story of Paddington in the Palace by Michael Bond.

Thanks for all your hard work and efforts, enjoy your half-term!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Thursday 21st May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope everyone is doing okay and enjoying the fine weather we are having!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

A little more practice on the ‘o-e’ sound Don’t you go forgetting the secret e!

alone
broke
stole
those
stone
those
rope

- English -

Popping Punctuation

Have a look through this popping punctuation presentation and see if you can work out the correct bit of punctuation needed in the sentences shown.

After, there is an activity sheet here, that asks you to add your own piece of punctuation.

You don’t need to print or write out this work, a discussion about the punctuation needed will be enough.

- Break -

- Maths -

It’s Mojo Maths time!

Click here to access Mojo Maths!

Have a chat about the first questions and then answer the last slide’s questions in your remote learning book.


- Lunch -

- Art -

Fancy some World Record breaking art?

Isabel, in year 2, pointed this out to me and I had to pass it along ... 

Like many of us, you may have been enjoying Rob Biddulph’s brilliant Draw with Rob draw along videos, which have amassed a huge online following and now been watched over 2 million times on YouTube.

On May 21st, Rob is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Art Lesson

Rob will be live on YouTube at 4.00pm (BST) but in order for the attempt to meet Guinness World Records’ criteria we need participants – young and old –  to register for the free lesson at www.artworldrecords.com and be there for the whole 30 minutes. 

The attempt will also help to raise money for those most impacted by COVID-19.  Participants can donate what they can and companies have also begun to pledge financial support. These donations will go towards high impact charities to counter the impact of COVID-19, including stopping the disease’s spread, providing immediate relief to those most impacted and preventing future pandemics. 

#ArtWorldRecords #MakeHistoryatHome #DrawWithRob #StayAtHome

Miss H

Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 20th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Thanks to all of you for the lovely work you have been submitting! It has been lovely to have a look through!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

It’s time for the ‘o-e’ sound! Don’t you go forgetting the secret e!

home
phone
hope
rose
spoke
note

- English -

Well done for the lovely descriptions you had a go at yesterday!

Today, we are going to go through a portal…



A magic portal, that takes you on the lion’s back to wherever you wish to go!

Click here to view the portal activity.

- Break -

- Maths -

Division any way!

I saw this and thought it would be a nice way to finish off our work on division.

You can work these out in your remote learning books using art, sharing, arrays or anything else to help you!



- Lunch -

- ICT -

What is technology?

Have a chat at home and try to work out what the word technology means or is.

Look around the house, maybe even further afield. What examples of technology can you see? Examples may include:
calculator
computer
TV
telephone

You could use a piece of technology to take photos of the things you see.

You could draw the technology you see in your remote learning books.

- Here is something from Miss H -

Hello everyone, we are going bring some sunshine!

Mrs Barker introduced us to something called ‘Padlet’ which is like a virtual piece of paper that we can all get to and write on! If you click on the link below, you will be sent to a new window. Hopefully, you will see that I have started us off by adding a couple of my own quotes to make you smile! If you double click on the piece of paper or click the ‘plus’ button, you can begin typing. In the title part, I’d like you to put your name, then we can see who has contributed. You need to write your message to everyone then press the enter button. You can add images or doodles that you can draw by pressing on the ellipsis (…). The Year One team looking forward to your posts to make us and others smile! Here is a link to our Padlet:  

Bring Me Sunshine - Padlet

Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 19th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you all enjoyed the photo gallery below and liked listening to the story of Katie in London.

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

Well done for practicing the split e-e sound yesterday!

Here are a few new words for you to have a go at:

Eve
Steve
these
theme
delete

- English -

If you got a lovely news report done yesterday, well done!

Have another listen to the story of Katie in London here.

Talk to somebody at home about the Lion! What do we know about it? What don’t we know?

Can you write a description of the Lion?

What does he look like?



Remember to use CLs, finger spaces and full stops!

Try to include some adjectives, conjunctions and some funky punctuation!

You could write about what it looks like, sounds like, feels like and smells like!

Use those senses!

- Break -

- PE -

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch -

- Geography -

Can you match these images and facts together?

They are all about Landmarks in London!



After this, if you want to research and London landmark of your own, draw it and find out a fact about it, that would be ace!

Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!

Cheers, and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Monday 18th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Be sure to check out the gallery below! There is a mixture of work pictures you have sent me and some from Uniform day too!

Here is a quick photo of Brego for you! Look how much he has grown!



Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

Well done to all of you who hopped onto Spelling Shed and practiced the split ‘a-e’ and ‘u-e’ sounds!

We are sticking with split digraphs this week, ‘e-e’ and ‘o-e’.

Try writing these down with the help of your amazing Fred finger!

Don’t forget the secret E at the end!

Pete
here
concrete
complete
extreme!

- Maths -

Division using arrays!

Do you remember making arrays to help you when multiplying?

Well, arrays can help you when dividing too!

Have a look at this example here!



Today we are dividing in by two so you are grouping two spots into each group.

The answer is the number of equal groups you have made!

Have a go at these questions in your remote learning books using arrays to help you!

10 ÷ 2 =
  8 ÷ 2 =
14 ÷ 2 =
12 ÷ 2 =
18 ÷ 2 =
20 ÷ 2 = 

- Break -

- English -

Have a listen to the story of Katie in London by James Mayhew by clicking here

Today you are going to write a news report to the rest of the United Kingdom about the sightings of a giant lion in London!

Can you write about:

What the Lion looks like?
Where is has been seen?
Is it friendly or unfriendly?
What to do if you see it?

You can use these sentence starters to help you write your own news report!


As an extra incentive, you could even film yourself reading your news report into a microphone, pretending to be on the news for real!

- Lunch -

- Science -

If you haven’t already, you could plant a seed or bean!

Click here to have a look at an activity all about what plants need to grow!

Thank you all for your ongoing hard work! It will all be worth it in the end! Keep digging in!

Cheers, and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Gallery!

admin on: Class 1

Thank you all for the lovely photographs you have been sending my way!

Here is a collage mixture of work and Uniform Day photos!

(Apologies if I have missed any photos!)












Cheers! Keep up all the amazing work!

Mr. H.

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Friday 15th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Happy Uniform Day! Don’t forget to email your photos of yourselves in your uniforms!

(By sending in a photo, you consent to it being used within school and on the school website.)

Here is a dog update for you all!







Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -


Log onto spelling shed and have a go at practicing the ‘a-e’ and ‘u-e’ sounds!

- Maths -

You have all made a great start on division by sharing.

Here is an activity presentation for you to enjoy!

Remember when sharing it needs to be fair! Imagine if I brought in some sweets for class one and gave all the boys 3 sweets and all the girls 1 sweet! Is that fair? That wasn’t divided fairly!

You do not need to do all the questions but I do think they are great fun!

- Break -

- English -



What do you think this book could be about? Any ideas?

Write a prediction of what you think might happen in this book!

Afterwards, have a listen to the whole story here!

- Lunch -

- RE -


What did you have for breakfast today?

Did everybody in class one have the same do you think?

Chances are, you made a choice this morning. You chose what you wanted to eat. You may also have chosen what to wear, what to do, what to play with.
Do you always make the right choice?

If you don’t, who might this affect?

What could you do next?

Click here to listen to this story of Jacob and Esau.

Why didn’t Esau and Jacob get along?

Has anyone ever taken away something very important from you?

What did you do?

Who needed to be forgiven?

Who forgave?

Who should have forgiven but didn’t?

Can you think of a time when you needed forgiveness or forgave someone?

Thank you all for all your hard work!

Keep it up!



Hopefully, you are keeping your uniform cleaner than Luna's paws! Don’t forget to send your photos in for Uniform Day!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Thursday 14th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - 

Try practicing the split u-e sound with these words below:
use
cute
mute
fuse 
duke 
fume

- Maths - 

Click here for a quick video all about division!

It's that time of the year! Time to have a go at division!

Today's activity is all about sharing out equally and fairly!

This is the division sign! ÷ 

If a question said 6 ÷  2 = 

You would need to share six things out into 2 groups, how ever many parts you have in the groups is the answer.

Have a go at the sharing activity link below, you don't need to print it out, you can draw these in your books with hoops for groups.

Click here for the activity. You do not need to do all the questions!

- Break - 

- PE - 

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch - 

- Art - 

Can you make a flower collage by cutting out and stick bits of recyclable materials? This could be a bit of paper, card, cardboard and much much more!

Cheers everyone and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 13th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics -

Well done for practicing the 'a-e' sounds! Today, I would like you to practice the split digraph 'u-e' sound from Huge Brute!

Here are some words to try and write down - remember the secret e!

cube
tube
huge
mule
tune
dune

- English -

Adding er, ed and ing to verbs!

Click here to open the presentation all about adding suffixes to verbs!

Within it, you will find opportunities to write sentences containing words with the ing, ed or er endings. 

These sentences can go inside your Remote learning books.

- Break - 

- Maths - 

Finding half of an object or shape.

Click here to see lots of pictures of objects and shapes.

Draw these pictures or shapes in your books.

Cut them in half by drawing a line in a different colour!

Remember if you are halving it, there needs to be two pieces that are exactly the same size as each other.

They need to be equal.

- Lunch - 

- ICT - 

Log onto Purple Mash!

Today I would like you to make me an animated story abut your Portmanteau animal!

In 2dos, I have set up you all with the animated story app (Create a Story) ready to use! Click Simple Story and Enjoy! And don't forget to save it so I can have a look through them!

-

Congratulations to Mrs. Barker for completing her Netherthong Race for Life yesterday!



Cheers,

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 12th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hi all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics -

Continue with the 'a-e' sound from make a cake. Today, however, can your children write down these words after you have read them out? 
Ask them to use their 'Fred fingers' to sound out.

Try these words: 
late
date
snake
amaze
escape

- English -

Grammar – Uplevelling sentences. Use this presentation to explore improving sentences using grammar that we have covered throughout Y1.

Use the Uplevelling sheet Twinkle twinkle to record evidence of uplevelling in your remote learning books. You don't need to print out the sheets. This activity is differentiated with the first sheet being the easiest and the last the hardest, I'll leave it up to you which one you choose to have a go at!

Extension – Happy Cat uplevelling.

- Break -

- PE -

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch -

- Geography - 

A map of London!

Click here to open a map of London - can you answer the questions below using the grid references?




Thanks for all your hard work at home!

Stay safe!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Race for Life

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So the Netherthong Race for Life is tomorrow at 1pm! I know so many of you have organised your own event in your gardens and surrounding areas. We have had so much support through the fundraising link, we are now at around 75% of our £1000 target. Please keep sharing this link so that we can reach our goal.

If you take any photos or videos of your event, please email them to class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk  If you send in your pictures, we will automatically presume you give us permission to use on the website and other sites associated with Cancer Research. I hope to put some kind of montage together when I recover from running around the playground! This will be a wonderful whole school collaboration at a time when we can’t be together. Good luck – knowing that you are all there will spur me on, I’m sure!

Happy running!

Mrs Barker

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Monday 11th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have all had a nice bank holiday weekend!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - 

Today, I would like you to practice the 'a-e' sound again used in the words make and bake.

Can your children write down these words after you read them?


Ask them to use their 'Fred fingers' to sound out. E.g: snake sounded out would be s - n - a - k (ending with a secret e that makes the a into an ay sound) ! 

So five sounds in total.

Try these words: 
make
shake
cake
name
same
game
brave

- English -

Synonym Starter: How many words can you come up with that mean small?

A day in the life!

Today, I would like you to talk about time and what actions people might do at certain times.

Make a simple table in your remote learning books and write different times down the left of the table and write an action that your portmanteau animal might do at that time.

Here is an example from last year to give you an idea.

 

- Break - 

- Maths - 

It's Mojo Maths time!

Click here to view Mojo Maths!

Discuss the first few questions together and then have a go at the questions at the end using what you know and have learned so far!

Set your work out neatly in your remote learning books!

- Lunch - 

- Science - 

Trees!

Please have a look through the presentation below all about trees!

If you have a walk out and about today for your daily permitted exercise, have a good look at what leaves are on the trees. Take some scrap paper and sketch the leaf shapes and bring that home to see what trees you have spotted using this tree identifier! 

Thanks for all your ongoing support!



Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H. 

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VE Day

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Hi all,

I hope you all have a lovely and chilled bank holiday!

If you want/need them, here are some useful resources all about VE Day!

A presentation about VE Day

Diary Template

Word search

Colouring ideas

Cheers,

Stay safe!

Mr. H. 


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Thursday 7th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all, 

Here are a couple of dog pictures for you! You will see how much Brego has grown! He is all wet after his first swim in the reservoir!





Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics -

Log onto Spelling Shed and practice the 'kn' and 'wr' sounds!

- Maths - 

Warm-up: Practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s here!

Get out some small toys such as lego bricks or pasta (if you have any) and practice taking a group such as 10, 15, 20 and so on and see how many equal groups of 2, 5 or 10 you can make out of the toys. 

Reasoning question:



- Break - 

- PE - 

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch - 

- Art - 

Could you draw a portrait of all the important family in your life? 

Thanks for your ongoing support! I hope you all enjoy the bank holiday weekend as much as you can!



Cheers, and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 6th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics - 

Today's sounds of focus is: 'wr' 

This is another sound with a silent part! You only sound out 'r'.

Have a go at these words using your 'Fre fingers'!

wren
wrong
wrist
wrap
wreck

- Maths -

Today, you are going to explore the concept of doubling.

Doubling can be explained in many ways, adding the same again to something, multiplying by two or grouping and making another equal group.

I would like you to use a mirror today. Stand in front of it and show the mirror a number from 1 - 5 using your fingers. The mirror will reflect your number and now you will have your hand and the hand in the mirror. Count both sets of fingers to find out what double the number you started with is! For example: If I showed the mirror two fingers, it would show me two fingers as well. So double 2 is 4!

Have a go at doubling the numbers shown here.

Afterward, try exploring this reasoning challenge.

Extension
Double 2 or double 6? Which is easier and why?

Show me some even numbers doubled.
Show me some odd numbers doubled.

- Break - 

- English - 

Write me some interesting sentences about what your portmanteau creature gets up to each day and draw a picture underneath each one.

You could use some of the time phrases we use in school such as, first, next, then, after that, later, in the end, finally.

What does your creature do when they wake up? What do they have to eat? Where do they go? What do they see? What activities do they like doing?

- Lunch - 

- ICT -

Log onto Purple Mash

Remind children how to open 2Calculate in 2dos and open a blank spreadsheet. 

Show children where the Image toolbox is. They need to click on the images tab on the right-hand side.

You will see a selection of coin images which will be useful later but for now, click on the ‘Set Image’ button to open the following screen.

Today we are going to be using clipart. Click on the clipart button to open the clipart picker.

Show the children the different choices of topics and go to the animals option (children could choose other items if they wish). 

Select an animal and click on the OK button to add it to the spreadsheet. Add 2 further animals in the same way in different cells. You could show children that if they select more than one cell when
adding images then they will get multiple copies of the same image.

Explore inserting clip art pictures into the spreadsheet.





Thank you for all the hard work you are doing at home!

Cheers and stay safe! 

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 5th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you are all staying well!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics - 

Well done for having a go at the 'kn' sound yesterday!

Here are a few more words to practice:

knight
kneel
kneecap
knot
knuckle
knock

- English - 

Thank you for all the lovely ideas you have come up with for our portmanteau animals! SO far I have seen a Cheetorilla! A Pangotiger! And a Bunicorn!

Amazing ideas!

I know one or two of you have already done a piece of writing about your animal but that is today's task. 

This may take more than one day to write.

I would like you to describe what your new animal looks like. (one paragraph)

And I would like you to tell me about where it lives, what its habitat is like and what it does. (two paragraphs)

Here are a couple of resources to help with your writing! A Woolf sheet that gives you clues on what to do and a word mat with lots of words to help you!

- Break - 

- PE - 

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch -

- Geography - 

Recap on how to use atlases, maps, globes and online mapping.

Talk about where Netherthong is and where London is. Can you find them on maps?

Explain that London is our capital city and is where lots of important people and companies do business and make important decisions. There are lots of important buildings in London too, such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Pauls Cathedral, London Stock exchange, The Bank of England and Wembley Stadium!

Weather permitting, you could head out and do a field sketch of the Netherthong area. What can you see?

Now, using google maps and this London presentation have a go at doing a field sketch of the London area.

Afterward, discuss the similarities and differences!

Thanks for all your continued support!



Cheers

Mr. H. 

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Woof hello to you all!

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I hope you are all ok and staying safe. I'm still staying at home. We are having fun and having extra cuddles here.

I had a really special weekend because it was my 10th birthday! Wow, I ate so many sausages! I had loads of balloons, a sausage cake and a dinosaur party with games! We even had dog music, my favourite. Lucky for me the weather was lovely and we got to have a picnic in our garden. I wore a party hat but only for a few minutes because it made my ears tickle. My family asked me to wait to open my presents until the morning and it was hard because I could sniff the tasty treats inside! Afterwards, I had a lovely long sleep and dreamt about running and barking to the hokey cokey. I enjoy that dance and know all of the moves.

I can't wait until I see you again at school and we can chat about our time staying at home and all the things we've done with our families. I hope you and your families are ok and hope to see you woofy soon.

Love and paws,

Mr Curly Wurly xxx

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Monday 4th May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you are all well and healthy!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics - 

Today you are going to be looking at the 'kn' sound. This is strange as the 'k' within it is silent and you only say the 'n' part of it. 

Have a go at these words:

knee
knock
knot
know
kneel

- English - 

We have been learning about the story of Woolf! Woolf is a special story as the author, Alex Latimer, uses something very clever in the story!

He uses a technique called portmanteaus (I remember them as poor man's toes)! 

A portmanteau is a new word created by putting other words together! 

Examples from the story would be Woolf - wool and wolf mixed together, bullfrog - bull and frog mixed together and others like horsefly and catfish. 

Have another listen to the story of Woolf by clicking here!

You are to come up with Portmanteaus for your very own creature. Try placing a few animal names into the Portmanteau generator here to come up with a great name for your new animal! 

Here is my example!

Merfish Mermaid/fish – The merfish flims (floats and swims) around the sevens seas, bobbing on top of gentle waves. When it becomes hungry, the merfish searches for its favourite seaside snack, crabsters (crab and lobster). Now the merfish is full, it sellows (sings and bellows) a tune!

 
Can you create your own portmanteau creature and begin to sketch and label it like you did with Woolf?

- Break -

- Maths -

Let us check what you can remember from last week's maths by having a go at a Mojo Maths!

Chat about the first few questions and then have a go at working out the questions on the last slide in your remote learning books!

Click here to open Majo Maths!

- Lunch - 

- Science - 

Lots of food that we eat comes from plants, like fruit, vegetables and grains.

In your remote learning books, could you draw and write the names of plants that you eat? 

My favourites would have to be the tomato, orange and broccoli!

Thanks for your ongoing support!



Cheers,

Mr. H. 

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Friday 1st May 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Maths -

Your work on arrays yesterday looked great. Today, I will give you a multiplication sentence and you will draw the array to match.

This work can be done in your remote learning books - click here to view the questions!

For anyone who whizzes through those, here is a sheet with some word problems to have a go at - you can use repeated addition, grouping and arrays to help work these out!

- Break - 

- PE -

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch - 

- RE - 

Last week, we discussed what a prophet is and looked at the story of Jonah and the Whale!

Today, we are looking at the story of Daniel and the Lions!

Click here to listen to the story!

What kind of a man was Daniel?

Why didn’t Daniel observe the King’s law, knowing he’d be thrown into the den with lions?

Why didn’t Daniel try to hide the fact that he was praying?

Who shut the lions’ mouths?

Why was Daniel not hurt?

Thanks for all your hard work!



Stay safe and have a good weekend!

Cheers,

Mr. H. 

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Thursday 30th April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics - 

Head over to spelling shed and practice the 'dge' and 'ey' sounds loaded there. 

- Maths - 

Multiplication via arrays!

An array is simply a word for things lined up and organized in equal groups. 

Arrays can be used to help us multiply!

Click here to have a look at the multiplication presentation again and go down to the array section.

Click here to open the questions for today's maths!

I would like you to carefully draw the arrays in your remote learning books and write a multiplication that matches the spots!

- Break - 

- English - 

In your remote learning books, I would like you to draw and colour a picture of Woolf!

Be careful, you need to remember the important parts of this character, as when you have finished drawing and colouring, I would like you to add labels to Woolf.

Your labels should tell the reader what part of Woolf you are talking about but I would like you to include an adjective too!

For example:

I might draw a label for Woolf's body and write woolly fleece!

Take some pictures of your work and email them to me!

- Lunch -

- Art -

In art at the moment, we are working on landscapes! Last week, you guys made some lovely paintings of your views. Today, I would like you to have a think about your favourite place!

This could be somewhere you have been on holiday or your favourite walk. It is totally up to you! Could you have a go at painting your favourite place?

- Golden Time - 

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Stay safe!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 29th April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is a photo of Luna and Brego to keep you going!



Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics - 

Today's sound is the 'ey' sound! This comes from our card: The key fell in the honey!

Can you write down these words?

key
honey
donkey
money
turkey
chimney
monkey

- Maths - 

It's Mojo Maths time! Click here to access Mojo Maths! 

Talk about the first few questions and then when you reach the last page, work out those questions in your remote learning books, please!

- Break - 

- English -

Thank you for listening to the story of Woolf yesterday! You will need the video again today so it will open if you click here.

You discussed some questions about the story Woolf yesterday, could you do the same today with the questions below?

Do you think the wolves will be friendly? Why? Why not?
What colour are the wolves’ eyes?
How do you think Woolf is feeling when the pack circle around him?
Which word means the same as ‘lied’?
Why do you think Woolf lies to the other wolves?
Was Woolf right to lie to the pack of wolves?
What does the verb ‘sheared’ mean? Can you think of a word that means the same?
Why does Woolf shear off his wool?
What might his parents be thinking and feeling when they see Woolf in the morning?
Do you think Woolf is kind? Why? Why not?
Why doesn’t Woolf like the pack of wolves?
Where does Woolf meet the flock of sheep?
Can you explain how the sheep’s wool can be ‘soft as summer clouds’?
Why do the sheep think that Woolf is wonderful?
What does Woolf do to look more like a sheep?
What does Woolf use the talcum powder for?
Why doesn’t Woolf like the sheep?
What might Woolf be thinking and feeling when he leaves the flock?
Where do Woolf’s mum and dad find him crying?
Can you think of a word that means the same as ‘cried’?
What might Woolf’s parents be thinking and feeling when they find him crying?
What advice is Woolf given?
What would you say to Woolf to make him feel better?
What do you think Woolf will decide to do now?
Who is Woolf now friends with?
Can you explain why Woolf might be friends with a catfish?
Do you think Woolf is happier now? Why?
How has the illustrator shown that Woolf is happy at the end of the story?
Who is your favourite character in this story? Why?
What lesson do you think Woolf has learnt?

- Lunch - 

- Computing - 

Log onto Purple Mash.

In 2dos you will find the program 2calculate. Open that.

Can the children make multi-coloured number squares using the tools on the right?

If that is too easy, could they create some number sentences? Maybe some adds, some subtractions and even some multiplications?

Thanks everyone!

Stay safe!

Cheers

Mr. H. 

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Tuesday 28th April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Thanks to all of you who have been in touch, it is nice to hear from you. If you haven't heard from me yet, don't worry I'm doing my rounds!  

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - 

We are still focussing on the 'dge' sound, however, today I would like you to make up a sentence using some of the words below and some of your own too!

Smudge      ledge     bridge     hedge      edge      porridge    badge

- English - 

Well done for your lovely work on the front cover of Woolf.

Today, I'm going to read the story to you and then I want you to talk about the questions below at home!

Click here to listen to the story!

Chat about these at home:

Which two characters have fallen in love?
Can you explain what is unusual about a wolf and a sheep falling in love?
What does the phrase (simile) ‘crept like a shadow’ suggest about the she-wolf?
First, the she-wolf falls in love with the sheep’s soft, woolly coat. True or false?
What does the word ‘unaware’ mean?
What might the she-wolf be thinking and feeling when she hears the sheep’s song?
Why did the sheep feel sorry?
What does the sheep give as a present to the she-wolf?
Can you point to the adjective that describes the she-wolf’s claws?
Why do you think neither the flock nor pack approved of the wedding?
How might the sheep be feeling when no one comes to the wedding?
Where do the sheep and she-wolf live?
What is the name of the couple’s son?
What is unusual about Woolf?
What do you think will happen to Woolf next?
What did Woolf do at night?
Can you explain the phrase ’He was sheepish’? What does it mean?
What does the phrase ‘he’d wolf down the dandelions’ mean? Why is it funny?
What does Woolf do for fun?
Why does the shadow have ‘jagged teeth’?
Why do you think Woolf is lonely?
What evidence is there to suggest that Woolf is becoming more confident as he grows up?

- Break - 

- PE - 

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch - 

- Geography -

Today, you are going to be learning all about the United Kingdom and its countries!

Start by talking about how to use an atlas, globe, map or google maps.

Zoom all the way out on google maps for all you can see is earth as a planet.

Then, zoom in and try to spot the United Kingdom.

Use any paper or online resources you have to discover the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. 

In your remote learning books, have a go at sketching the shape of the United Kingdom and then talk about the countries and label where they are. You could even colour each of the countries a different colour to make your homemade map extra clear! 

Thanks again for all your hard work! 

Stay safe! 

Mr. H.

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Monday 27 April 2020

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Morning all,

I hope everyone is well and I just want to say thank you to all those people who have got in touch!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - 

In phonics today, we are going to be focusing on the 'dge' sound! Our card in school is Smudge likes fudge!

Could you have a go at reading these words and then writing them down using your 'Fred fingers'?

edge
badge
wedge
bridge
smudge
hedge

- English - 

Well done for having a go at the work about the wolf and sheep last week!

The reason I asked you to think about what they have in common and what their differences are is because we are going to begin looking at this book:



The title of this book is Woolf and the author is Alex Latimer!

Today, in your remote learning books, I would like you to write me a short paragraph telling what you think is going to happen in this book or what it is about.

Remember that word predictions? That is what you are going to do, predict what you think is going to happen in the story!

Remember your BIG 3, adjectives, conjunctions and maybe some exclamation marks!

Good luck! 

- Break - 

- Maths - 

Last week you did some brilliant work on multiplication using groups to help you!

Today I would like you to have a go at the work below. Try to make equal groups and say how many groups you have made! After that, try to write a number sentence like 5 x 2 = 10.

You don't need to print this page out as the children can draw the spots in their remote learning books.



- Lunch -

- Science -

As we are looking at plants in science, it would be a great opportunity to plant some seeds at home if possible and track their progress just to see what happens. This could be out in the garden or in a yogurt pot or something similar on a warm sunny window sill.

Also, I would like you to draw me a scientific diagram of a flower today! There are four main parts to a flowering plant. These are the roots, stem, leaves and flower. Could you draw a flower and label it with these terms? If you know any other words that you could add to the picture, be my guest!

Click here to have a sneaky peek at one that has already been done!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Photo Gallery 24.4.20

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Hello everyone!

Thank you to all those people who have already got in touch with me! Very much appreciated, I'll be in touch with you shortly! If you haven't had the chance just yet, don't worry. When you do get a moment, drop me a quick email to let me know how you are getting on. All of us at school want to make sure that the Netherthong community is doing the best that can be done at the moment! Let us know if you are having any problems and we will endeavor to do what we can to help. 

Back by popular demand! Here are a few photos of Brego / Luna!












No! He wasn't supposed to be taking compost out of plant pots. But, I did turn away for 2 seconds. So that's my fault really!

Here are some of the amazing photos you have sent in this week!







Thank you SO much for all these amazing photos! Great work all round! 

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Friday 24th April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you are all well and safe!

Could I ask a favour? Could you all send me an email just to let me know how you are getting on during this tricky time?

If I don't hear from you I'll be in touch. Cheers!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - 

Log onto Spelling Shed and have a go at the 'ew' and 'aw' sounds that we have been working on this week. 

- Maths - 

A bit more multiplication in maths today! Start by chatting about the times/multiplication sign! X Make sure to show the difference between add + take away -  and equals = !

Hit this link to have a peek at a few slides (up to number six) discussing the method of multiplication with groups. 

After, have a look at these grouping questions. 

Answer these multiplication sentences using grouping to help you.
Set your work out neatly in your books.

1.  4 x 2 =          2.  3 x 3 =         3.  5 x 2 =         4.  3 x 2 =

5. 7 x 2 =           6.  3 x 5 =         7.  2 x 6 =         8.  4 x 3 =

- Break - 

- PE -

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch - 

- RE - 

Before Easter, you did some lovely work about a message in a bottle!

Today, we are going to explore the question: What is a prophet?

A prophet is a messenger of sorts, somebody who would deliver messages from god.

Watch this story of Jonah and the Whale by clicking here!

Did Jonah do as God asked? 

What did he do instead? 

What message was Jonah given to pass on?   

What did Jonah do afterwards?

What does this story say about how God feels when people do bad things? 

Does God stop loving them?

Thanks for all your hard work!

Mr. H.

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Thursday 23rd April 2020

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Morning all!

I hope you are all doing okay and staying safe!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle - 

- Phonics -

Have a game of dragon's den by clicking here and work on the 'ew' sound. You will find this in section 5.

- English -

We are going to start looking at a new story next week! To get ready for it, I would like you to fill the bubbles on this activity.    

Can you draw or write things in the bubbles that a wolf might have, a sheep might have or in the connected bubbles, what both these animals might have?

- Break - 

- Maths - 

Warm-up: Counting Robot!

It is time to get back to working on multiplication!

Here is a presentation that goes through different methods of early multiplication, if you could go through this and explain the different ways that would be great!

If you have time, there is some activity sheets here (they don't need to be printed) that start easy and get trickier. Don't do every question, pick and choose!

- Lunch -

- Art - 

Could you do a drawing or painting of your local area and view? This could be looking out of the window or getting outside. Try to remember the different ways you can use your pencils and brushes when doing artwork!

- Golden Time - 

Get some toys out and have a good play!

Cheers, have a good day and stay safe!

Mr. H. 

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Wednesday 22nd April 2020

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Morning all!

Here are a couple of snaps from my house, showing Brego getting even more sleep!





Anyway, back to education! Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - 

Please would you practice the 'ew' sound today from Chew the stew! Have a go at writing down these words using your superb 'Fred fingers'!

few
chew
chewy
screw
unscrew
brew

- English -

Today, for English, we are going to be focussing on grammar! The aim of the lesson is to start to be able to tell the difference between different types of sentences! We know lots about questions and exclamations. We use statements every day, however, commands are very new to us. Click here to look through a presentation exploring different sentence types. After that, click here to have a go at making a poster using different types of sentences (the activity is explained at the end of the presentation) and use this page to help you remember the various sentence types. 

- Break -

- PE - 

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch - 

- ICT - 

Log onto Purple Mash!

1. Explain to the children that we are looking at a type of computer program called a spreadsheet today. Spreadsheets are used for organising information. For example, if you were planning a tea party you could enter into the spreadsheet all the things you will need to get for the party and who you were going to invite. Can they think of any other things that could be stored in a spreadsheet for organising a party? (menus, gift list, entertainments).

2. Many people make lists on paper but the advantage of using a spreadsheet is that it can also do calculations for you. Explain what this means e.g. you could enter the cost of the different things that you will need for your party into the spreadsheet and then easily calculate how much money you will need to buy them all.

3. The aim today is to open a spreadsheet program in Purple Mash called 2Calculate and to learn how to enter information and do some simple calculations.

4. Click on 2Dos at the top and then open 2Calculate. Show that when it starts, there is a smaller screen in the middle with different choices. The labels at the top (‘Sheet’ and ‘Lesson’) are called tabs. For today we are going to click on the ‘Sheet’ tab

5. Click on the tab. This also gives a few choices but for today click on the first one: an empty sheet with big ‘rectangles’.

6. Ask the children to colour in different ‘rows’ and different ‘columns’ to teach them the difference. Afterwards, let them create a picture of their choice using the colours!


Thanks again for the lovely message you all sent me and thank you all for the emails letting me know what you are up to!

Cheers, and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 21st April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- Phonics - 

We are carrying on with the 'aw' sound and it would be good to have a go on phonics play and practice some of the 'aw' words featured on there. Click here to open the link. Press phase 5 and then the 'aw' sounds.

- Maths - 

Yesterday you practiced a little bit of addition. Today it is time for a small bit of subtraction practice. You can work these out using methods such as crossing out spots or counting back or using a numberline.



- Break - 

- English - 

Today I would like you to write me a sentence to go with each of your pictures you drew yesterday. Don't forget the very important capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and things like adjectives and conjunctions. 

- Lunch - 

- Geography - 

This half term, we are going to be looking at the UK. Especially London and comparing it to Holmfirth. To start with, could you discuss places you have visited on holidays, days out etc. Use things like maps, atlases and google maps to look at the places in comparison to where we live. Discuss what is different about those places to where we live. Is it the seaside? Woodland? Mountains? Could you work together to draw a couple of these places?


Cheers,

Stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Monday 20th April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all!

I hope you have all had a safe and happy Easter. I also hope that everybody is managing to stay safe and well.

First things first! THANK YOU for the amazing message you sent me! It made me smile and it is great to see you all working as a team from your own homes! Massive well done!

I have stayed well and kept busy. I have been doing lots of reading and have enjoyed loads of brilliant books.

On Friday, I also got a new puppy too! Very exciting! Meet Brego the Smooth Collie:







He is only 9 weeks old and he needs lots of sleep, playtimes and attention. He has already learned his name and to sit! Luna is doing really well with him and showing him how to play and where to go around the house.

Anyway, enough about me! Let's see what you have been up to during your Easter break!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

In phonics today, I would like you to practice the 'aw' sound! Can you write down these words when they are read out to you? Don't forget those cheeky 'Fred fingers'!

raw
claw
paw
draw
prawn
crawl

- English - 

I would like you to draw me four pictures on one page in your remote learning book. These pictures should show me four things that you enjoyed or four things that you are proud of that you have done during our unusual easter break. Be all means, get creative, get the colours out and make these pictures really stand out!

- Break - 

- Maths - 

Start on Top Marks by clicking here! Practice a little bit of quick addition using Hit the Button - Number bonds - addition within 20 or addition within 10. 

After, in your remote learning books, can you use dice to make up addition number sentences? Here's one of mine to show you! 



If you fancy a challenge, you could roll two dice to create your first number and two dice to create your second and then add them together!

- Lunch - 


- Science - 

Plants plants plants!

Can you have a look around your safe locality and spot as many different types of plants as you can? You could draw them or you could take photos of them. Take notice of the different, leaves and flowers that they have and the different colours the flowers or leaves could be. 

Thank you all for the amazing emails and pictures you have been sending! You are all doing an amazing job!

Miss H has been amazed by all the lego challenge pictures she has been receiving so a big well done from us for that too!

Cheers everyone! 

Stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Lego challenge!

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Remember to check out the school blog for the Lego challenge each day. A link to the page is here https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/community/our-community/school-blog. Good luck … 

Miss H

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Remote learning gallery 2

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Hi all,

Here is a gallery of the many photographs I have been sent. 

This shows the scale of hard work that all of you are doing at home! I am amazed!

This week they are in a collage format as uploading around 100 photos at once was taking its toll on the school website software!

Many thanks for your continued support and efforts! 

Enjoy!

Mr. H. 
















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Lego challenge day 5

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You all have towered above the rest! I have been astounded with how creative everyone has been creating their towers for the challenge today! From toilet rolls to cars, we have had everything! Remember to check the school blog on Monday for the new challenge … 

Miss H :) 

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Friday 3rd April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning Superstars!

First things first, well done for all the hard work you have put in this week!

Later today there will be a gallery of photographs that have been sent to me showing lots of hard work and fun going on!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

Use spelling shed to practice the ‘a-e’ and ‘i-e’ sounds and also a red challenge. Remember your logins are found in your reading record books and your password should be class1

- Maths -

Follow this link here to have a look at this file. Here you will find some warm-up questions to try and some at the end to work out in your remote learning books.

- Break -

- PE -

See if you can do things like star jumps, high knees, heel flicks, press ups and sit ups to warm up.

We are working on cricket at the moment, so, find a safe place to practice some ball skills.

Try throwing and catching to one another, looking for an accurate underarm throw and a 'cup' used when catching.

Put a tea towel down on the floor and see if your child can bounce the ball on the towel from a set distance away. Too hard, move closer, too easy, move further away.

Set up some makeshift wickets using whatever you have lying around, throw the ball overarm to try and hit the wickets.

Obviously, in cricket you would use a bat, but, if there isn’t one just lying around, you can use any type of racquet or bat type equipment. Try to hit a ball thrown to you. Try to aim for different areas and hit the ball into that place. Remember to watch the ball all the way to you and try to stay balanced.

- Lunch -

- RE -

Who brings us messages?

Last year, I went to the beach and found this...



A message in a bottle!


Chat about these questions.

How the message got inside the bottle? 

How did the message get here? 

Why didn’t the person who wrote it bring it?

What it might say? 

What would you do next? 

 Explain that a message is a piece of information or a request that you send to someone or leave for them when you cannot speak to them directly.

This is extremely useful at the current time. Over Easter time, could the children write a message to someone special?

- Break -

- Golden Time -


After a week of hard work, time to relax and have some fun!

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! From Monday, all challenges are going to be posted on the school blog. Miss H will still post the creations that get sent to us. Remember to email us your creations! Here is the tower I made at my Grandma's house, can you beat it? If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

  

Well done everyone, children and grown-ups alike!

Thank you for your support!

Stay safe!

Cheers,

Mr. H.

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Thursday 2nd April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all!

Thank you for all the feedback through the comments section and by email. It really is great to see the hard work you are putting in!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

GoNoodle - 

Phonics -

Continue work on the 'i-e' sound. Can your children sound out and write down these words?

ripe
slide
prize
invite
inside
ride
bride
glide

Can they also fix this silly sentence?

tim lookd up into the skigh he saw a long tall brown ladder

There are 2 capital letters missing, 2 fulls stops missing and 2 spelling that are incorrect.

Maths -

Warm up: Click here to find a maths warm-up game! Press on Bonds to 20 to start!

Repeated addition.

Today we are going to use equal groups to help us add.

Talk about the first two questions and then set out the bottom three in your remote learning books!



Break -

English -

Grammar – using because.

Can you finish these sentences in your books using because.




- Lunch -

- Golden Time afternoon! -

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 



Have some fun, relax, play! 

Thanks for all the ongoing support with blog and the hard work you are all doing at home!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Lego challenge day 3

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Well, these dream homes have got me rethinking where I am living! I would really love a swimming pool or any of the other additional features that have bene added! Let me know when I can move in please?! I am very excited to see what tomorrow and the challenge brings … 

Miss H :)

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Wednesday 1st April 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hi all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle

- Phonics - 

It is time to look at the split 'i-e' sound. This sound is found it words such as smile, Nile and tide. 

Can your children write down these words after you have read them out? 
Ask them to use their 'Fred fingers' to sound out.

Here are your words:
fine
shine
white
hide
smile
wide
like
mine
time
pine

- English - 

In English today, I would like you to write me an amazing setting description of the sky ladder picture!



Remember to include:

The title - The Sky Ladder.

Write about what you can see! Such as a dark shed, or the strange red sky. Feel free to use some of your sentences from yesterday to help you. 

Good punctuation such as capitals, finger spaces, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.

Exciting adjectives to describe what it is like.

Conjunctions to make your sentences joined up. Try because, but, and!

You could also write about what you could hear and feel!

Enjoy!

- Break - 

- Maths - 

Click here to practice counting in 2s 5s and 10s on a 100 square!

Equal and unequal groups!


Discuss the three questions shown below:


Reasoning:

Extension:

Using apparatus or drawing them:

Jen has four equal groups. Show me what Jen’s groups could look like.

Tom has 3 unequal groups. Show me what Tom’s groups could look like.

- Lunch - 

- ICT - 

Log onto purple mash and have an explore - you can have a go at any of the activities you find there.

- Break - 

- Handwriting -

In your remote learning books, could you try to write the sentence below?

Remember to have all your letters the correct way around and make your letters the right size including any ascenders and descenders.

It was Luna's birthday on Monday. She turned three. 

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 



Thank you for taking the time to read and work through these activities. Feel free to comment below on how you found them and don't forget to email me any pictures of the amazing work you have been getting on with. Remember these are only suggested activities, do not worry if you are not getting through them all etc. 

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H. 

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Lego challenge day 2

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Wow! I have been amazed at all of the pictures that I have had today! I had a go at making a rocket using a recycled bottle, cardboard box, tinfoil and used wrapping paper! Can you spot mine … Stay tuned for the challenge tomorrow! Keep the photos coming!

Miss H :)

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Keeping Safe Online - Information for Children

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If you have any worries whilst you are at home, you can email your teacher, or you can go to the following websites for help and support.

·        Childline - for support

·        UK Safer Internet Centre - to report anything you see online that makes you uncomfortable.

 

Remember, your teachers want to continue to help keep you safe online, even when you’re at home.

We hope you are finding doing your schoolwork at home enjoyable. Your teachers are still here for you during this unusual time to help keep you safe.  If you need to contact your teacher, you can comment on the blog or email them directly at the following email addresses:

 

·        reception@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class4@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class5@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class6@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Please make sure that you seek adult permission to email your teacher directly.

As you are working online a lot more, we would like to remind you of the acceptable use policy that you signed at the beginning of the year. This can be found at the link below:

https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/safeguarding-1/online-safety

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Lego challenge day 1

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Well done to everyone for their rollercoasters yesterday! Remember you don't have to use just Lego, it can be any construction material, I am using recycled materials to make my model today. I can't wait to see what people send in for the new challenge … 

Miss H :) 

   

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Tuesday 31st March 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all!

I hope you are all well, here is today's list of suggested activities:

GoNoodle -

- Phonics
 -
Continue with the 'a-e' sound from make a cake. Today, however, can your children write down these words after you have read them out? 
Ask them to use their 'Fred fingers' to sound out.

Try these words: 
late
date
snake
amaze
escape

- English 



Following on from the sky ladder picture you thought about yesterday, today I would like you to think about what Tim could have seen when he got to the top.
Please could this work go into your remote learning book?

Could you write sentences containing a noun and an adjective?

For example: Tim saw dark, stormy clouds. 

If you feel like a challenge, could you use a conjunction in your sentence as well?

Remember a noun is a naming word such as cloud, ladder, bird, sky and an adjective is a describing word. 

- Break - This is when children would have a play outside, have a drink and something to eat. We would then settle back into class with a little watch of something from BBC iPlayer, I recommend a little bit of number blocks!

- PE 

We are working on cricket at the moment, so, find a safe place to practice some ball skills.

Try throwing and catching to one another, looking for an accurate underarm throw and a 'cup' used when catching.

Put a tea towel down on the floor and see if your child can bounce the ball on the towel from a set distance away. Too hard, move closer, too easy, move further away.

Set up some makeshift wickets using whatever you have lying around, throw the ball overarm to try and hit the wickets.

Obviously, in cricket you would use a bat, but, if there isn’t one just lying around, you can use any type of racquet or bat type equipment. Try to hit a ball thrown to you. Try to aim for different areas and hit the ball into that place. Remember to watch the ball all the way to you and try to stay balanced.

If the weather isn't great, have a look at some GoNoodles or Joe Wicks on YouTube.

- Lunch -

- History 
In history, we have been learning about the Battle of Hastings. Press here to see a clip about the Battle of Hastings!

Here are two pictures of the tapestry. Can you tell what is happening in each?




- Break 

- PHSE -

Use the questions below to start a conversation. The aim of this session is to understand that hurtful teasing and bullying is wrong and what to do if teasing and bullying is happening.

What does being a good friend look like?

What is teasing?

What is bullying?

How can it feel for a person if they are being teased or bullied?

What should we do if someone tries to make us bully or tease someone else?

What should we do if we are being teased or bullied, or see someone else being teased or bullied? 

Who can help us in and out of school?

Thanks for reading, comment below and share your experiences. 

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do ...



Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Hello from Mr Curly Wurly

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Woof Woof!

Hello to all the children and staff at Netherthong Primary School,

It's Mr Curly Wurly here and I want to say hello to you all.

Lots of things are different for me at the moment and I've heard it's different for you too so I hope you're all ok and staying safe. I miss you all and hopefully very soon I'll get to see you again. I'm very happy that we've got sausages and my toys at home to play with because we have to stay at home for a while. Sometimes I'm reading books too especially when there's a dog in the story. I'm getting very good at drawing and shapes.

I'm thinking about you all and your families.
I hope to see you soon and take care of yourselves.

Love and paws
Mr Curly Wurly

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Monday 30th March 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hi all,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are healthy and well!

Here is today's list of suggested activities to have a go at:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - 'a-e' sound. Used in the words make and bake.
Can your children write down these words after you read them?
Ask them to use their 'Fred fingers' to sound out. E.g: snake sounded out would be s - n - a - k (ending with a secret e that makes the a into an ay sound) ! 
So five sounds in total.

Try these words: 
make
shake
cake
name
same
game
brave

- Maths - Making equal groups

Using concrete apparatus, such as lego, bricks, building blocks or whatever you have around, model putting objects out into equal groups.
E.g. cubes in cups, bricks in piles.

Then model how to draw this. Goldfish in bowls is one example.

Use the language of there are 4 groups of 2. Allow your child to make equal groups. Equal means that each group needs to be the same!

The task is to draw objects in equal groups in your remote learning books. Try drawing different amounts of groups and different amounts in each group.

- Break

- English - The Sky Ladder

Question time!

Where does the ladder lead to?

Where has the ladder come from?

Does it lead up to the sky or down from the sky?

Who might come down the ladder?

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

Write a new and improved version of these sentences in your books!

The ladder was big.

Tim started to climb the ladder.

- Lunch -

Science


Create your own weather station. Draw the weather, record the temperature and record the amount of rainfall at the end of each day.

- Break -

- Music -  Log onto purple mash again and access the 2dos tab at the top. Press on the task 2sequence and let the children explore creating sound sequences with the sound on! See if they have improved from last week!

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do ...

Thanks for reading, comment below and share your experiences. 

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Remote learning gallery 1

admin on: Class 1

Good afternoon everyone!

Here is a gallery of photos you have sent across!

I think I have included most of them, but my apologies if any have slipped through the net!

A MASSIVE well done to everyone, grown-ups and children alike, your hard work is inspiring and I urge you to stay safe and keep up the great work you are doing at home!

Ava has been busy building castles and using new tools! She has also been working extra hard on her beanstalk story! Super illustrations there!

Ava making her castle!

Ava's story!



Clay has been hard at work! Here is some of his phonics, handwriting and shield making! He has been earning stars and wants to give everyone a BIG thumbs up!











Here's Emma testing out a shield wall and bringing the Battle of Hastings to the home!





Here's Kobe doing a bit of handwriting and making a Captain America shield!





Here's Leo ready to protect his castle! Well done Duke Leo!



Here's Olivia, looking out for signs of Spring!



Here's Orla's castle, notice the 89 jewels hidden away inside! And watch out for her millipede she found!





Robert has sent in a few photos, looks like he's been enjoying the activities!













Here's Thomas working extra hard! Super job!







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Friday 27th March 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hi all,

First things first, well done for all the hard work you have put in this week!

Later today there will be a gallery of photographs that have been sent to me showing lots of hard work and fun going on!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

Use spelling shed to practice the ‘le’ and ‘ure’ sounds and also a red challenge. Remember your logins are found in your reading record books and your password should be class1

- Maths -

Follow this link here to have a look at this file. Here you will find some warm-up questions to try and some at the end to work out in your remote learning books.

- Break -

- PE -

We are working on cricket at the moment, so, find a safe place to practice some ball skills.

Try throwing and catching to one another, looking for an accurate underarm throw and a 'cup' used when catching.

Put a tea towel down on the floor and see if your child can bounce the ball on the towel from a set distance away. Too hard, move closer, too easy, move further away.

Set up some makeshift wickets using whatever you have lying around, throw the ball overarm to try and hit the wickets.

Obviously, in cricket you would use a bat, but, if there isn’t one just lying around, you can use any type of racquet or bat type equipment. Try to hit a ball thrown to you. Try to aim for different areas and hit the ball into that place. Remember to watch the ball all the way to you and try to stay balanced.

- Lunch -

- RE -

We have been talking about being caring in RE and listened to stories such as the Good Samaritan and Be my Guest in school. In your remote learning books, could you draw a large heart shape? Inside it could you draw or write three ways in which the world could be a more caring place.

- Break -

- Golden Time -

Here is something from Miss Hemingway ...



After a week of hard work, time to relax and have some fun!

Well done everyone, children and grown-ups alike!

Thank you for your support and have a good weekend!

Stay safe!

Cheers,

Mr. H.

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Thursday 26th March 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all!

Thank you for all the feedback through the comments section and by email. It really is great to see the hard work you are putting in!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle

- Phonics -

Continue work on the 'ure' sound. Can your children sound out and write down these words?

mixture
future
manure
injure
fracture

Can they also fix this silly sentence?

ben went to the park he playd on the swigs

There are 2 capital letters missing, 2 fulls stops missing and 2 spelling that are incorrect.

- Maths -

Warm up: Sticks and bricks.

Can you make numbers using sticks and bricks? A stick equals ten and a brick equals one.



Main: Subtraction using a number line or 100 square.
Answer the questions below, remember that if the number sentence contains a minus/subtract/takeaway sign we count back on our number line or square. 



- Break -

- English -

Using your picture from yesterday, could you write a setting paragraph about your imaginary place at the top of the beanstalk? 

Remember to include:

A title - this can be the name of the place you have made up.

Good punctuation such as capitals, finger spaces, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.

Exciting adjectives to describe what it is like.

Conjunctions to make your sentences joined up. Try because, but, and!

Write about what you can see, hear, smell, touch and feel!

Go for it young authors!

- Lunch -

- DT

We have been studying structures in class one and now are ready to start building our own.

Could you use your toys at home to build a castle?

Please try to make it strong and tough. Remember to include some of the features we looked at in school. Things like turrets, drawbridges, towers, parapets, dungeons, etc. 

- Break -

- Golden Time! -

At this time on a Thursday, the children get a bit of free choice to play with what they like. 

Thank you for your super support, there will be some photos being uploaded later today.

Cheers

Mr. H. 

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Wednesday 25th March 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all!

Thank you for all the amazing comments and emails you have sent my way!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle

- Phonics -

Today, we are moving onto the tricky 'ure' sound. This sounds more like 'yure'. It is found in words like treasure and picture.

Ask your children to write down these words after you read them and get them to sound them out using 'Fred fingers'.

picture
temperature
figure
vulture
furniture 

Sentence time: 
Tell the sentence below to your child one word at a time.

They should repeat the word back to you.

Continue through the sentence, saying and repeating in a my turn your turn approach.

See if your child can tell you the sentence back from memory.

Write it down for them as they do to show them how to correctly spell each word.

Cover up your correct sentence and ask them to attempt to write the sentence now from memory.

Jack climbed onto the table and hid behind a candle. 

- Maths -

Warm-up: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Hit number bonds, then addition within 20. 

Main: Addition using a numberline.



Using the number line you made earlier in the week, can you solve these addition number sentences by counting on?
Set this work out in your remote learning book beneath the title 'Addition'. Don't feel like you need to do all the questions below!




Challenge: Adding using a number square.

Using the 100 square you made earlier in the week, can you solve these number sentences using your number square?



- Break -

- English -

Jim and the Beanstalk! by Raymond Briggs Play the video using the link below, but be sure to pause it at 45 seconds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsKYZjPrHXM

If you were to climb a beanstalk, what would you want to find at the top?
Would it be a castle? Or a little cottage?
Would it be like the real world only in the clouds?
Or would it be a magical place with pink grass and orange juice rivers? 

In your remote learning books, under the title Jim and the Beanstalk, could you draw what you would find at the top of your beanstalk? Your picture can be a big as the whole page!

After you have finished your picture, you can watch the rest of the story to the end! Enjoy!

- Lunch -

- ICT -

Log onto PurpleMash and enter the 2dos menu. Here you will find 2 new tasks for you to try. 

Free code scenes we have used in class, try your hand at the four challenges. After, try a game of bond bubbles to practice your maths!

- Break -

- Handwriting

In your remote learning books, could you try to write the sentence below?

Remember to have all your letters the correct way around and make your letters the right size including any ascenders and descenders.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
 

Thank you for taking the time to read and work through these activities. Feel free to comment below on how you found them and don't forget to email me any pictures of the top of your beanstalks or your handwriting from today!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H. 

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