St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

01793 770239

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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.)

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Mrs Hill(a couple of months ago)

WOW Seb, I love your choices. I

Mrs Hill(a couple of months ago)

I'm so glad you enjoy them Jacob, there is a lovely selection!

Seb Vernazza(a couple of months ago)

I love Harry Potter you choose and the twits

Suzanne Foster(a couple of months ago)

Thanks for all the world book day stories today. Jacob is really enjoying listening to them!

Mrs Hill(a couple of months ago)

Hi James, we are hoping to be able to be outside a lot. We just are hoping for some nice weather! I'm sure there will be lots of art and craft especially in the first week

James Hodges(a couple of months ago)

I am eager to play outside and please can we have an art table?

Mrs Hill(a couple of months ago)

Hi Logan, When I click the links they are taking me to the login page for floppy phonics and oxford owl. Would you mind trying again or sending me a screen shot of what you are getting so I can fix it. :)

LOGAN SMITH(a couple of months ago)

And the oxford OWL

LOGAN SMITH(a couple of months ago)

The floppy phonics link goes to the main Home Learning Hub? Logan

Mrs Hill(a couple of months ago)

The link should be now fixed, fingers crossed!

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EYFS's Home Learning Hub

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Welcome

This is our virtual classroom hub where you can find homework links and learning activities for home. (You only need to do the daily activities if you are isolating at home, we are covering the same learning in class.)

As always please upload any work or observations to the Interactive Learning Diary.

 

Our Big Questions this term are:

Can plants grow without soil?

Are minibeasts our friends?

How can Jack and the Giant ever be friends?

Our Worship Values this term are:

Friendship and Generosity

(Please note our daily 1pm and 5pm zoom sessions have now stopped.  If your child is isolating due to Covid19 we will arrange appropriate contact and support.)  

 

Phonics

We have now been introduced to all the graphemes, digraphs and trigraphs that we do this year.  This means that in Terms 5 and 6 we can consolidate and ensure they are secure before we start Year 1. 

We will also moving to Phase 4 which focuses on reading and spelling longer words and recognising constant blends and clusters such as gr, br, dr, gl, bl, cl, etc.

Quick links

Click on the image to be taken to the relevant webpage you will also find the quick links in the notes section when you need them. 

(Please note passwords and usernames have all been sent to you via email, however if you have lost or forgotten these please email us and we can resend)

                       

                      

                      

                                   

Click the image below to be taken to support videos and information

                       

                                                      

 

Homework for Week Beginning 10.5.21

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics                              

Please see the weekly activity allocated to you in Mathletics and use the resources and games to support maths at home in your homework book.

 

English

Please see the weekly activities allocated to you in EdShed and Letter-Join, and use the resources and games to support literacy at home in your homework book.

 

 

Reading

Daily reading of your phonic book from school.  These are changed each Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 10.5.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

25 mins

Counting to 20

Start with counting to 20

Can you count without help?  Can you count on from a different number other than one?  

Can you start with 6, or 12?

Counting on from any number is really important for adding so practising counting on from different numbers is really helpful.

How long?

You will need at some toys for this.  Can you put them in order from the longest to the shortest?  How do you know which is the longest or shortest?

What if you put your toys so they make one long line.  How long is it?  How could we find out?  Suggest using footsteps.  How many footsteps does it take to walk from one end to the other?  What if an adult does it?  Is it the same number?  What if you start off with big footsteps and then change them?  Talk about how to keep it fair we would have to use the same footsteps all the time.

If you have some chalk and can go outside then make some wiggly lines and see how many footsteps each line is.  If you can't do this then find out how many footsteps it is to get from one room to another

Click here for the counting song

 

 

 

English

25 mins

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

Today we are recapping  "ear"

If you find "ear" tricky to remember then spend sometime revisiting the "ear" page in Floppy Phonics and watching the the "ear" lessons.

If you find "ear" easy then try and write a silly sentence with as many "ear" words as you can.  Can you think of a 2 syllable word which has "ear" in it.

 

Initial constant blend "fr"

Constant clusters and initial blends can be tricky.  You can hear both letter sounds when you say "fr" but they come close together and so they can be tricky to spot especially when we are writing. 

Make a list of all the "fr" words you can think of.  Maybe you can find some in your books at home too!

Click here for the word of the day


 

Click here for ear lesson

 

 

Reading

20 mins or 2 x 10 mins

Read your book from school 

or

Nip and Chip in the Oxford Owl library (This book is found in the Read Write Inc. part of the library)

 

 

 

(You will then need to go to the Read Write Inc. library in the Oxford Owl Library)

Keeping Active

(25 mins)

 

We are still thinking about being healthy.  Last time we tried Finding Dory's "Crush and Squirts Turtle Travel", why not choose something different this time!  The NHS have plenty of fun activities including 10 minute shake ups. 

After exercise encourage your child to feel their heart and see the difference moving makes to their heart beat. 

 

Click here for Crush and Squirts Turtle Travel

Click here for Change4life A-Z of sport and activities,indoor activities and 10 minute Disney shake ups.

Other Learning

25 mins

Speaking

What did you do yesterday?  Did you go anywhere special?  How about in Easter.  Talk about things that have happened and encourage your child to use the correct tense.  Children will often say things such as I "goed" rather than I went, or I "sitted" rather than sat.  Model talking

  

 

Tuesday 11.5.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

25 mins

Counting to 20

Start with counting to 20

Can you count without help?  Can you count on from a different number other than one?

Measuring using standard lengths

This builds on the work we did yesterday.  Listen to how we measure in standard units

(Please note for our lesson we won't be measuring in cm or inches because it's important for children to be able to manipulate the units.)

After watching the clip see if you can find your own standard units.  If you have cubes then these will be ideal but if not then teaspoons, paperclips, anything that is the same size.  Then use them to measure your toys. 

Remember you have to start at one end and finish at the other.

Click here for the counting song

Click here for Measuring in standard units

English

25 mins 

Our word of the day is "frown".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.  Try to use it in your own sentence and then write it down

 

Today we are recapping  "air"

If you find "ear" tricky to remember then spend sometime revisiting the "air" page in Floppy Phonics and watching the the "ear" lessons.

If you find "ear" easy then try and write a silly sentence with as many "air" words as you can.  Can you think of a 2 syllable word which has "air" in it.

". 

Initial constant blend "nk"

Constant clusters and initial blends can be tricky.  You can hear both letter sounds when you say "nk" but they come close together and so they can be tricky to spot especially when we are writing. 

Make a list of all the "nk" words you can think of.  Maybe you can find some in your books at home too!

Click here for our word of the day

 

 

 

Click here for air lesson


 

Reading

20 mins or 2 x 10 mins

 

Read your book from school 

or

Nip and Chip in the Oxford Owl library (This book is found in the Read Write Inc. part of the library)

 

 

 

Keeping Active

(30 mins)

Yoga - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Join us for a story based yoga class

 

 

The very hungry caterpillar yoga

 

Other Learning

(25 mins)

Understanding the World

Technology

Watch the clip of a bean plant growing.  Explain they have used a time lapse feature that takes a photograph every couple of minutes and then they are put together to make the film.  If we just videoed it we would have to watch the video for 25 days and it would take too long.  Videos are great if something is happening that we can see, but beans grow so slowly that we don't see them move.  

If your child has access to an ipad, phone or android equivalent let them look at the different settings you have on the camera. You can take photos, videos and time lapse and, depending on what you are showing them, other features.  When do they think a photograph would be good?  When would a video?   If your friend was doing a race would a video or photograph be best? If you made a model would a video or photograph be best?

Take the device outside and see if you can find things in nature and take photographs or videos of.  It would be great to use the the time lapse feature too, but this might not be possible if the device is needed for other things.

 

 

Click here for Time Lapse Video of a bean growing.

  

 

Wednesday 12.5.2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

25 mins

Counting to 20

Start with counting to 20

Can you count without help?  Can you count on from a different number other than one?

Measuring 

This builds on the work we did yesterday.

Watch "how to measure using standard units" again and recap what you did yesterday measuring using a standard unit such as cubes or spoons.

Today we are going to use them in a different way.  When we saw the beanplant growing it got bigger and bigger.  Use your standard units to draw 3 beanstalks, one 3 units tall, one 5 units tall and one 7 units tall.  Don't forget to start them from the ground.

Click here for the counting song 

 

Click here for Measuring in standard units

English

25 mins

Our word of the day is "fresh".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.  Try to use prune in your own sentence and then write it down

  

Today we are recapping  "er"

If you find "er" tricky to remember then spend sometime revisiting the "er" page in Floppy Phonics and watching the the "er" lessons.

If you find "er" easy then try and write a silly sentence with as many "er" words as you can.  Can you think of a 2 syllable word which has "er" in it.

Constant blend "nt"

Constant clusters and initial blends can be tricky.  You can hear both letter sounds when you say "nt" but they come close together and so they can be tricky to spot especially when we are writing. 

Make a list of all the "nt" words you can think of.  Maybe you can find some in your books at home too!  (This one is really special because it can be at the start or end of a word!)

 

Click here for the word of the day

 

Click here for the er phonic lesson

 

  

Reading

20 mins or 2 x 10 mins

 

Read your book from school 

or

Nip and Chip in the Oxford Owl library (This book is found in the Read Write Inc. part of the library)

  

Keeping Active

25 mins

Keep Active with Joe Wicks

Join in with Joe and his PE lesson

 

 

Click here for PE with Joe

 

Other Learning

25 mins

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Friendly words

 

You will need a bin or waste paper basket and a sparkly container.  What would you put in each container, why?  Using two toys role play with one toy saying/doing unkind things to the other one.  . Every time they say something, squirt a bit of cream/shaving foam on to a tray.

Say some phrases such as -I don’t want to play with you, you can’t come to my party.  Have you ever heard these statements? What happened? Why? How did you feel?  I like playing with you, do you want to play with me. - Which ones should go where (sparkly container or bin) and why?

Look at the cream on the plate just like words once they are out you can't put them back in.

Make a list of words we can use that our friends will like.

 

  

 

Thursday 13.5.2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

25 mins

Counting to 20

Start with counting to 20

Can you count without help?  Can you count on from a different number other than one?

Days of the week

Listen to Jasper's Beanstalk and think about what happens each day.

What do you do each day, is there a day where you do a club, or go to school.  See if you can draw a picture for something you do on each day.  Then talk through it, remember to use the past tense correctly, just as we looked at on Monday

 

Click here for the counting song 

Click here for Jasper's Beanstalk

English

25 mins

Our word of the day is "sink".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.  Try to use it in your own sentence and then write it down

  

Letters

Look at the letter from Jack asking for help.  What advice would you give him to help him make friends with the Giant.  How do you make friends again after a falling out.  Using tricky words and phonics see if you can write a letter back to him..

Click here for our word of the day

Click here for Jack's letter

 

 

 

Reading

20  mins or  2 x 10 mins

Read your book from school 

or

Nip and Chip in the Oxford Owl library (This book is found in the Read Write Inc. part of the library)

 

Keeping Active

(30 mins)

Practise your throwing and catching

Find a ball or a soft toy and practise throwing and catching with a grown up. When you prepare to catch the object have you hands out ready to receive it, keep your eyes on the object, have your hands slightly cupped and when you catch it, bring it into your chest so you don't drop it!

When throwing, make sure you are throwing underarm, gently and concentrate on where you want the object to land!

Can you throw and catch the object x10 without dropping it? If so, move slightly further apart and try again. 

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Other Learning

20 mins

Expressive Arts and Design

 

Listen to the song and see if you can join in with it.  Can you find the beat and tap along with it.  Perhaps you could use an instrument to tap the beat on, if you don't have an instrument how about some pans you could tap with a wooden spoon!

 

Click here for Jasper's Beanstalk song

Friday 14.5.2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

20 mins

Counting to 20

Start with counting to 20

Can you count without help?  Can you count on from a different number other than one?

Snakes and Ladders

Playing board games is great for consolidating how we count on and back.  If you have snakes and ladders or another board game with numbered squares play it together focusing on how the counters move with each die roll.  Focus on the fact that if you rolled a 1 you would still move forward you don't just count the square you are on.

(If you don't have a snakes and ladder board game there is a link in the notes)

 

Click here for the counting song 

Click here for online snakes and ladders

English

25 mins 

 

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

Tricky word "one"

Not all words can be written using phonics.  These are called Tricky words or common exception words.  (If you would like to go over previous tricky words then play tricky word trucks - phase 2 and 3)

This week's word is "one" See if you can use it in a sentence and write it down

Click here for our word of the day

Click here for Tricky words trucks

(you will need the password for Phonics play)

Reading

20 mins or 2 x 10 mins

Picnic on Pluto

This fun game develops blending as well as comprehension.

Choose from phase 2 phase 3 or phase 4 and the set of letters that they are most confident at.  Then read the word and decide if it's a real word or a fake word.

 

Click here for Phonic Play

 

Resources phase 2 , Phase 3 or Phase 4

Then scroll down for Picnic on Pluto

Keeping Active

(30 minutes)

Joe Wicks 

Have a go at joining Joe Wicks at 9am for his live workout today and then you can add it to your steps to Summit. We did this at school last week and you WILL get puffed out, hot and sweaty!

 

Click here for Joe Wicks on YouTube

 

Other Learning

(20-30 mins)

Expressive Arts and Design/ Speaking and Listening

Helicopter Stories

At school we encourage language development by creating stories.  We ask the children to make up a story and then act it out.

Take it in turns to make up a short story that the adult write down exactly as it is said.  Then act it out.

  

 


What better way to start the day than with a poem. If you would like to join in, then please send us a video of your poem to put on the website

If you missed the first time, or would like another watch, please find amazing retells of Supertato below...


A super telling of Supertato

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.