Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly
College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
How We Shine - Learning At Home
Welcome Challenger and Endeavour!
Update Friday 3rd April
Good morning! Would you believe it is nearly the Easter holidays and you marvellous learners will soon have completed two weeks of the learning hub virtual classroom. We have been so impressed with your pictures and hard work and so pleased to see everyone is making it fun.
As we have been thinking about seasons and spring in particular, we have a wonderful story about a lovable bear who comes out of hibernation. Hibernation is something some animals do over the winter where they sleep all through the cold and only wake up when it's getting warmer. We hope you enjoy the story and maybe you could find out about some other animals who hibernate!
Update Thursday 2nd April
Good morning everyone. Well it is Mrs Fudge's turn to read the story today and 'The Selfish Crocodile' won the vote so click in the left hand column to hear the story!
I would just like to add how wonderful it has been to see so many photographs appearing in our emails this week. Those photos really do brighten our day so keep them coming and we will include them in the slideshow above.
Have a great day everyone!
Monday 30th March 2020
Practise counting to 20 and back again.
Play "Count'em". This should be played for 20 minutes. Make sure you are counting carefully.
|Click here for the game|
Practise reading and recognising our tricky words
Write a sentence or 2 about what you did at the weekend. Include as many tricky words as you can from your list and also don't forget capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.
Read Big Bad Bug on Oxford Owl.
If you are enjoying reading and would like some more try a phonic comic book. Phase 2, 3 or 4 is for us
|Keeping Active||Try an 8 minute work out with the body coach||Click here to workout with the body coach|
|Other Learning||Bring a little sunshine into people's life. Create sun art to put in your window|
Tuesday 31st March 2020
|Mathematics||Play the Numbots continuing on from where ever you got to last week.||
If your child hasn't got a login letter and password please email and we can send them to you
Recap your phonics. Remember to say the sound not the letter name.
Use your phonics to write 1 or 2 simple sentences about the picture.
Say the sentence first and count how many words you will need to write. Remember to start with a capital letter, put a finger space between each word and finish with a full stop. Please email these to us.
|Reading||Read Big Bad Bug again on Oxford Owl. Practise reading it fluently and with expression. Then do activity 1 and drag the labels on to the picture||Click here for a link to Oxford Owl|
|Keeping Active||"Move it" and dance with a Zumba workout||Click here for "Move it" work out|
|Other Learning||Create a sock puppet||Click here for information about puppets and how to make your own.|
Wednesday 1st April 2020
count to 20 and back. What if you start on 12? Can you count on and back?
What season is it?
Work out which season it is?
|Click here for our season work|
Do you know what will be happening soon?
Have a look at the picture and talk about what is happening.
Focus on using the tricky words "They are." Write one of your sentences down and see if you can spell the tricky words without looking at the mat.
|Reading||Read Big Bad Bug again on Oxford Owl. Practise reading it fluently and with expression. Then do activity 2 and complete the missing words in the sentence. Try and read the sentences on your own and try out each word to find the right one.||Click here for a link to Oxford Owl|
Join in with the chicken dance.
See if you can get other people to join in with you.
|Click here for the chicken dance|
Last term we focused on the "Happiness Approach". We are going to carry it on to make ourselves and others happy.
Plan one kind act that you can do for someone else and then do it. Even better if it's a secret act of kindness.
|Click here for some ideas of kind acts|
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Based on your work yesterday think about how trees can show us what the different seasons are.
Draw, colour, paint or make 4 trees one for each season. Think about what each tree will look like and how it will look different.
On Sunday 5th April it will be Palm Sunday which is a special time for Christians.
Look at the story of Palm Story and think about what you might have felt if you were waiting to see Jesus. Write a sentence pretending you were there,
|Click here for the Palm Sunday Story|
|Reading||Recap the graphemes we have learnt and then play "Dragon's Den" on Phonics Play. You can either choose phase 3 or phase 4.||
Try to do 3 activities from GoNoodle.
See if you can find a new one. You can always email in your favourite one and we can share your suggestions with everyone else
If you haven't signed up it's easy and free for most of it
|Other Learning||Make palm leaves ready for Palm Sunday||Click here on ideas how to make palm leaves|
Friday 3rd April 2020
Months of the year
Practise singing the months of year and saying them in order.
Which month is you birthday in? How about a friend's birthday? What other months are busy for your family? How many months until the next family birthday?
If you have a calendar why not write them all on there so you don't forget, or if they are already there what else could you put on the calendar to remember.
Another idea here is based around the story 'We're going on an egg hunt'. Listen to the story here
and see the next box for your activities to follow the story! We can't wait to hear what shapes you've found.
When we write sentences it's important to check they make sense by reading them.
Play the sentence substitution game on Phonics play and change the sentence around. Read it back and see if it makes sense and if it doesn't how can you make it better. (All the sentences are phonetic so they are for the children to read)
|Reading||Choose a book you would recommend to a friend to read and read it with an adult. Tell them why people would like to read it. Email in your book choice and we can put in on the website for other friends to read.|
Think about the "Move it" dance you did on Tuesday. How could you improve it.
Practise the Zumba workout.
|Click here for "Move it" work out|
|Other Learning||Spring is a season of change. Have a look at the video clip and think about the signs of spring. Over the next couple of weeks draw pictures or take photos of what you can see out of your window or in your garden and see if you can spot any changes or signs of spring.||Click here for the spring video|
News Flash! from Mrs Lambe
Steps 2 Summit logins reported to be working. Remember, it works on PC's, Laptops and iPads but not mobile phones. There is also a 'Joe Wicks' button ready for you to add your morning exercise sessions!
We have only opened writing and spelling for Nessy at the moment, the writing beach might open later. Those are the only ones open to the school at the moment. The games should be progressive so some will open up as you get further along the levels. Does that help? I hope so :)
Hi thought I’d share unsure clicking on some of the nessy some won’t open and this comes up will they open soon ?
I'm so pleased. I had great fun doing it this morning too! :)
The chicken dance went down well. Sebastian and his sister Piper had lots of fun!
There are some excellent online events for children that happen at the same time every day. We suggest you add some of these into your children's daily routines. Click here.
Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
A site packed with interactive phonics games. Most games are free but they are giving free access for the moment.
For younger children who aren't learning times tables. This is carefully sequenced programme of practising key mathematical skills. Children should have login names and passwords.
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Currently free audio books for children.
Purple Mash is an award-winning website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.
NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18.
Making yoga and mindfulness FUN for kids
Fun, interactive and practical home learning resources that are designed to be used by children. These include interactive games, video tutorials and downloadable home learning packs.
Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Free online educational games for children.
Free maths and English games to play online
Crash Course Kids
You tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Educational online games
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Science awards you can complete from home.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Resources for English language learning.
All kinds of making.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
You Tube videos on many subjects
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.