Mrs HillMrs Fudge

If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning. We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between 08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

Mrs Hill - Endeavour Class - 01:

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EYFS's Home Learning Hub

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Usually at this point in the academic year we would invite you into school for a settling in meeting. This would give you some information regarding the curriculum your child is following, the kinds of things they will be doing in school and also some milestones that we will be directing them towards.

Please spend some time watching the video and the additional video clips for examples.

Thrive at School

Independent Reading 1

Independent Reading 2

Phoneme Pronunciations 1

Phoneme Pronunciations 2

 

Welcome to our home learning page. 

Each week the timetable below will be updated and can be used by you to support learning at home.  The learning objectives will be the same as we are covering in class and it will help to keep you up to date.  If you have any problems or questions regarding the work please email us using the class email addresses.

(Please note, if your child is at school then they do not need to do the daily activities.)

Oxford Owl Online Library

Go to the Oxford Owl Website (click here) .  Then go to the "My Class Login" tab on the top right side.

Login details

Endeavour class:  username: SM Endeavour   

                         password: shinebrightly

Challenger class:  username: SM Challenger    

                        password: shinebrightly

Supporting phonics at home and in school

Phonics might be something quite new to you or it might be something you've done before but you would like a quick recap. 

Below are some videos which can help:

Click here to find out more about phonics and how to pronounce each grapheme

Click here to find out more about blending letters together to read

Supporting number at home and in school

Becoming familiar with numbers is very important and one of the ways that children engage is with counting songs.

Do you know any counting songs?  Maybe you would like to be reminded or would like to learn some new ones?

Click here for a webpage to help you

Supporting physical development

Physical development in our hands is crucial for handwriting and this doesn't have to be repetitive handwriting practise which can put children off.  Instead manipulating playdough, small construction toys, craft materials, etc. can be more beneficial.

If you don't have playdough at home then an easy recipe we sometimes use is below:

Playdough recipe

Homework for Week Beginning 30.11.2020

Subject Activity Notes
Maths There is a maths activity for this week in Term 2's homework book
Phonics the v, w x pages in your homework book The homework booklet compliments the phonics work we do each day.
Reading Read and share books daily Don't forget to record it in the reading record.

  

 

Monday 30.11.2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Six

Watch Six (Series 2) of the Numberblocks (It's on iplayer so you will need a TV license)

Talk about the patterns the numberblocks make when the dice is rolled.  If you have a dice then play a game when each of you have 10 objects and you take turns rolling the dice.  Whatever number you roll you must take that amount of objects from your opponent.  The winner is the person who ends up with all the objects.

Click here for Numberblocks

 

 

English

Our word of the day is "jam".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.

Today we are focusing on "v"

Look at the picture and see if you can spot any words that might have "v" in them.  Practise saying the sound and spotting the grapheme on the page.

What other words can you think of that start with v?  How many can you think of?

Click here for the word of the day

 

Click here for phonics page

Reading

Phonics Comic

Try a fun phonic comic today.  Choose from; Pat, Sit, A Nap, Rick the Duck, A Bug.

(The focus letters are on the top so you can choose a comic which is suited to you)

Sound out the words and blend them together to read the words.

(Don't forget there are videos on how to pronounce sounds and blend at the top of the page if you want to refresh your minds)

 

Click here for Phonic Comics
Keeping Active

 Cosmic Yoga

Join in with our cosmic yoga winter quest as we meet Pedro the Penguin

Click here for Pedro the Penguin
Other Learning

Understanding the World

Tomorrow many Christians around the world will open the first door on their advent calendar.

Look at the information about what advent is about and then talk about how you might count down to an exciting time in your family.

Click here for information about advent

  

 

Tuesday 1.12.2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Seven

Watch Seven (Series 2) of the Numberblocks (It's on iplayer so you will need a TV license)

Talk about what happens in the clip and the colours that make up Seven. Does it remind of you anything.  See if you can paint your own rainbow.  Make sure it has the right number of colours.

Click here for Numberblocks

 

English

Our word of the day is "van".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.

Today we are focusing at "w"

Look at the picture and see if you can spot any words that might have "w" in them.  Practise saying the sound and spotting the grapheme on the page.

Using your phonics use the pictures of W words and label them.

Click here for our word of the day

Click here for our phonics sheet

Click here for W pictures

Reading

Play a game of Odd and Bob on phonics bloom.

Start with set 2 and then try the other sets as you become confident.

Click here for Phonics Bloom
Keeping Active

Gummi Bear Dance

Why not learn a new dance.

Click here for the Gumi Bear Dance
Other Learning

Understanding the World

For Christians Christmas is a time to remember the story of Jesus' birth.

Watch the story and see if you have heard it before.

 

Click here for the Christmas Story

  

 

Wednesday 2.12.2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Eight

Watch Eight (Series 2) of the Numberblocks (It's on iplayer so you will need a TV license)

Talk about how Eight was made.  Do you know any other way to make 8?

Using the picture of 8 christmas lights to find different ways to make 8.  Choose two colours and colour in some of the lights one colour and the rest in the other. (For example, 4 red lights and 4 green lights)  Then see how you have made 8. (For example: 4+4 = 8)

How many different ways can you find to make 8?

Click here for Numberblocks

Click here for Christmas Lights

English

Our word of the day is "vat".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.

Today we are focusing at "x"

Look at the picture and see if you can spot any words that might have "x" in them.  Practise saying the sound and spotting the grapheme on the page.  In the English language we don't usually use "x" so focus on hearing the sound at the end.

See if you can write 2 words which rhyme which end in x.

 

Click here for the word of the day

Click here for our phonics sheet

Reading

Phonics Comic

Try a fun phonic comic today.  Choose from; Pat, Sit, A Nap, Rick the Duck, A Bug.

(The focus letters are on the top so you can choose a comic which is suited to you)

Sound out the words and blend them together to read the words.

(Don't forget there are videos on how to pronounce sounds and blend at the top of the page if you want to refresh your minds)

Click here for Phonic Comics

Keeping Active Join the Body Coach for a 5 minute work out Click here for the Body Coach work out
Other Learning

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Being a Kind Friend

Listen to "Be Kind" and then talk about what makes a good friend.  Think about things you like friends to do for you and what you do you do for friends.  

Why not plan a secret kind act to do for someone in your family.

Click here for "Be Kind"

  

 

Thursday 3.12.2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

 Nine

Watch Nine (Series 2) of the Numberblocks (It's on iplayer so you will need a TV license)

How was nine made?  Which other number is a square number?  Find nine and see if you can put them in different arrangements.  (For example, in a square, in a diagonal) Does the number change when you move the objects around?

Click here for Numberblocks

English

Our word of the day is "vet".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.

Practise writing the graphemes we have learnt this week:v w x

Which is the trickiest to do? Which is the easiest? 

Click here for word of the day

 

Reading

Phonics Comic

Try a fun phonic comic today.  Choose from; Pat, Sit, A Nap, Rick the Duck, A Bug.

(The focus letters are on the top so you can choose a comic which is suited to you)

Sound out the words and blend them together to read the words.

(Don't forget there are videos on how to pronounce sounds and blend at the top of the page if you want to refresh your minds)

.

Click here for Phonic Comics

Keeping Active Create your own GoNoodle account (it's free) and chose one of activities to complete Click here for GoNoodle
Other Learning

Understanding the World

We are thinking about seasons and in particular winter.  Talk about what changes you can see in winter.  What is the weather like? What about the time it gets dark.

Watch the clip about animals and think about what you might do to help them.

 

Click here for How Winter Affects Plants and Animals

  

 

Friday 4.12.2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Ten 

Watch Ten (Series 2) of the Numberblocks (It's on iplayer so you will need a TV license)

Problem Solving

Colin the "can do" caribou loves maths and but sometimes he goes wrong.  Look at Colin's work and explain how he went wrong.

Click here for Colin's problem

English

Our word of the day is "cobweb".  Use the sheet to learn more about it

Tricky word "me"

Not all words can be written using phonics.  These are called Tricky words or common exception words.  This week we are looking at me"  

Can you think of a sentence with me in it and write it?  

Why not practise writing and reading our other tricky words

I the to go no into he she

Click here for our word of the day
Reading

Snuggle with a book

Choose a couple of favourite books, then snuggle down and share them together.


Keeping Active

Gummi Bear Dance

See if you can remember this Gummi Bear dance.

Click here for the Gumi Bear Dance
Other Learning

Expressive Arts and Design

What do you like about winter?  

Draw a picture and, if you have any, paint it.  Think about which colours you will need.

  

 

Department for Education Phonics Lessons

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos

Daily phonic lessons uploaded at 10am if you are good at blending and 11am if you need more help with blending. 

Please note the Department of Education is using Youtube and so an adult should be with you as you watch it so it doesn't change to a different video.

GoNoodle

www.gonoodle.com/goodenergy 

Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ 

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Phonics Play 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

A site packed with interactive phonics games.  Most games are free but they are gi ving free access for the moment.

 

Numbots

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

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.

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk 

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.

 

Audible Kids

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Currently free audio books for children. 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/ 

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 Primary

https://nrich.maths.org/14536

NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18.

 

Cosmic Yoga

https://www.cosimickids.com

Making yoga and mindfulness FUN for kids

 

Classroom Secrets

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

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

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

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

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

 

Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Top Marks

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Free online educational games for children.

 

ICT games

https://www.ictgames.com/

Free maths and English games to play online

 

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

 

You tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities 

  

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

 Activities and quizzes

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

TT Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefull sequenced programme of daily times tables practise.

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com 

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

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.

 

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

 

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

 Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

 Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

 

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

 

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

 

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

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).

 

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

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.