Google Classroom is a go!
You will need the class code to gain access and this will then allow you to download and upload work from Google Classroom.
Here are the instructions for accessing Google Classroom:
1) Sign in to a Google account – this preferably will be your own or your child’s, this way when you log into the Google Classroom then any work, comments etc. will come up as being from your child.
If you don’t want to use or create your own google account then you can use your class e-mail address to login as below, the only drawback to this being that your child will then be logged in as 'Chestnut' and will need to ensure they name everything clearly for me and their friends. The password for the e-mail address is AshfordHill.
2) Go to Google classroom (you can find it in the nine dot menu at the top right of a Google page or can just search Google classroom)
3) Enter the class code - itf6t4c
4) Say hello and start looking around the classroom :)
Just e-mail if you have any queries
I hope you are all well and keeping safe during this difficult time. It will hopefully only get better from here!
As I have mentioned before please email me should you have any questions regarding the work set for you child or any other enquiries I can help with.
I have left the below work available on the website for you as we are getting Google classroom ready for lift off!
Please bear with us while we get this up and running. once it is working there will be an English activity and a maths activity posted on Google Classroom everyday. There will continue to be topic activity suggestions here on the website which will be updated regularly.
Please note that the work I have posted below is to be done over several days and not all in one day!
As a way of incorporating more exercise I have been doing the cha cha slide with the children everyday and they also really enjoy Herman the worm!
We had a go at the Baby Shark Gymnast challenge as well which was great fun to try!
All are on youtube and these are the videos I have used:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCr03I1mw8 - Cha Cha Slide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-rg7EIt1x4 - Herman the Worm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RLP3GGFDvA - Baby Shark Gymnast Challenge
I will continue to update this page with new activities and ideas of ways to work with your child at home and any support that I am able to offer.
Should your child need any particular resources to complete the work below please email me and I will try to help in any way I can.
In English we are writing our own story of Oktapodi. A tale of two octopi that are torn apart to then find their way back to each other through being brave and persistent!
Here is a link to the video-
The children have drawn a story map to show the adventure of the characters.
We have begun to write the story and used pictures to help us to sequence what happens. I have attached the pictures in the documents section below.
The children could write the story and include what might happen next.
Please continue to read with your child everyday. This can be stories or information books that you have at home. I have uploaded some guided reading challenges below that the children can use with any book they choose. This will support their understanding and learning about language.
There are different phases for phonics. Please check with your child the phase they are on. Mrs D's group is phase 3, Mrs Rush is phase 4, Mrs Y is phase 5.
Please use Phonics Play- a website with games and activities that are great supporting their learning in phonics.
Due to the current situation all games are free to use. The login is:
Username: March20 Password: home
For spellings practise please use the High Frequency word lists that are uploaded below. Phase 3 children are using the First 100 and phases 4/5 are using the Next 200 High Frequency words.
A few activities you could do with your child to help learn them are below.
- Paint the words
- make a wordsearch
- make silly sentences using the words
- use objects to make the words
-act out the words for a family member to guess
For our morning activity we have been doing number countdown. I have linked the site below that I use and I have been keeping the totals up to 20. Please also ensure you use the one that does not include ( ) as part of the operations. Use the one that has
+ - x and divide.
We have also been learning to tell the time. The children need to practise this. Year 1's have been focusing on o'clock and half-past times. They have also been having a go at quarter to and quarter past times. Year 2's have been focusing on telling the time to 5 minutes. eg 5 past/5 to etc. This is all using an analogue clock. I have put a link below to an interactive clock to use.
In the documents sections I have uploaded a maths booklet for the children to work through and complete. Please encourage your child to use different resources to help them if needed. This could be anything that comes to hand e.g. Lego, make a number line, rulers, objects to represent numbers.
The website link below is great for maths games to support learning of the different topics in maths.
For our History topic this term we have been learning about the Wright Brothers. The children know lots of facts about them. Below are a few activities they could complete.
- Write a fact file about the Wright brothers
- Make a plane and experiment with shapes and materials
- Write a diary entry from the point of view of Orville on the day he flew for the very first time.
We have begun to illustrate our own books for Oktapodi. The children have used Oil pastels for their front covers and first page. Using different materials the children could recreate the scenes from the story for their writing to go alongside.
Animals including Humans
For science we will be looking at the differences and similarities between all animals including humans. Below are a few activities for this learning.
- Make a life size version of you using different materials then label the different body parts.
- Add labels to show where our senses are and write a caption to explain how we use that sense. e.g. Hearing- So we can hear what is around us and listen to sounds.
- Add labels for the following organ locations- Heart, Lungs, Stomach, brain, intestine.