St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, 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(less than a year ago)

WOW Seb, I love your choices. I

Mrs Hill(less than a year ago)

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

Seb Vernazza(less than a year ago)

I love Harry Potter you choose and the twits

Suzanne Foster(less than a year ago)

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

Mrs Hill(less than a year 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(less than a year ago)

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

Mrs Hill(less than a year 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(less than a year ago)

And the oxford OWL

LOGAN SMITH(less than a year ago)

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

Mrs Hill(less than a year ago)

The link should be now fixed, fingers crossed!

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EYFS's Home Learning Hub

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Welcome

This is our home learning hub.  It means if you have to isolate or stay at home, but are well enough to work, you can find activities which will support learning at home.  Parents are also welcome to have a look at the activities to give an idea about what we are doing in class.  However, please note the work is only for children who are working from home, if your child is in school they will already be doing something similar in the classroom.

 

Once we are settled into our school routines and start our phonic sessions we will be introducing homework.  These are activities which are planned to support learning in school as well as letting parents know what sounds and stages we are at.

 

Reading is really important to us, so the children will be bringing home books which are recommended as some of the best reads for Foundation.  Please don't feel you are limited to having to just share these books.  The more children have books read to them and the more conversations they have about books, the better!  So please keep sharing old favourites or new books at home as well.

 

Once your child has started we will be setting them up with an "Interactive Learning Diary" account which allows you to upload pictures, observations and even short video clips.  Please upload anything you would like to share with us, especially if they are working from home and doing activities on here. 

 

 

Our Big Questions this term are:

What does it mean to be part of St Marys?

Is it bad to be different?

Why do share?

Our Worship Values this term are:

Forgiveness and  Peace

(Please note daily zoom sessions may happen during a lockdown, however, if your child is isolating due to Covid19 we will arrange appropriate contact and support.)  

 

 

Homework Week Beginning 20.9.21

Subject Activity Notes
Maths

 

To begin with our mathematics is consolidating our number knowledge to help you can play this online game.

Choose the level best for you and if you are secure with numbers upto 15 then try it with words.

Click here for the game

 

 

English  Please complete the relevant pages in your phonic book.

 

Reading Daily reading/discussion of your wordless book

  

 

Monday 20.9.21

We continue to be focused on the prime areas of our curriculum and to support the children as they transition into their new school.  However, we will be introducing Phonics.  If you are unsure then please follow the whole online lesson 

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

20 mins

Counting Songs

Counting songs are great for getting familiar with our counting system as well as concepts such as adding and taking away.  However, counting songs also develop our vocabulary, listening skills, and help us become aware of rhythm and rhyme.

If you have some favourite rhymes sing them together or try learning a new one from the selection in notes.

Counting objects

Using the songs see if you can use objects to at out the songs.  Focus on the number patterns for example: of adding one more each time or taking one away.

 

 

Click here for counting songs

 

English

25 mins

Ninja Vocabulary

Our word of the day is "different".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.  Try to find times to use the word in the correctly during the week

 

Phonics

We start phonics today with our first letter "s".  We do not learn the letters in alphabetical order, this allows us to start to read and write phonetically quickly.

If you want more support with phonics please click the links in the notes section for support on how to pronounce sounds and how to blend sounds to read words.

 

Watch the "s" phonic lesson and follow the instructions.  Afterwards click the link for Floppy Phonics.  It will take you to Oxford Owl and after you have signed in click the Floppy Phonics option and then click on book 1 S A T P  - just work on the s page spotting the pictures which have a "S" sound. 

(Please email your teacher if you need the password)

Click here for word of the day

Click here for "S" phonic lesson

 

 

 


 

 

Reading

  (20mins or 2 x 10mins)

 

Read your book from school 

or

Click the Floppy's Phonics link in the notes section to log on to Oxford Owl. 

(If you do not already have the login detail for Oxford Owl please email your teacher and they will send them to you)

Go to Floppy Phonics and choose the At the Farm Book - this book is a non-word book.

- Share the book together using sound effects and story language.

- Look at the pictures and talk about the characters and location.

- Explore the sounds that can be heard in each picture and encourage children to make sound effects for them.

- Encourage children to look for details in the picture.

- Remember to talk about what might happen next before you turn the page.

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping Active

(25 mins)

 

Cosmic Yoga

Handwashing is still very important as part of every day keeping healthy routines.

Join Cosmic Yoga for a special yoga session about washing hands.

Click here for Cosmic Yoga

 

Other Learning

20 mins

Personal, Social and Emotional Development/ communication and language

Our big question for the next two weeks is:

"Is it bad to be different"

Listen to the story of Elmer and talk about what is different about Elmer.  Ask questions:

why does Elmer want to change colour?

Why do the animals says good morning elephant rather than good morning Elmer?

 

Talk about how we are all different and think about the differences between you and a friend.

Just because you are different does that mean you can't be friends.

 

 Click here to hear Elmer

 

  

 

Tuesday 21.9.21 

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

20/25 mins

NumberThree

Even if we are very good at numbers sometimes we can race ahead.  Knowing everything about a number is really important. 

Watch Numberblocks "Three" and find out about this number.  (Please note that this is on BBC iplayer which means you need a TV license to watch it"

Look at how three changes shape. They stand up tall and lie flat and they also make an L shape.  No matter the shape they are still 3.  Take 3 objects and see which ways you can place them to make them look different.  Each time there are still three, as long as no one adds or takes any away!

Try this with other numbers and see if you can recognise if there are 3 or 4 objects just by looking.

 

Click here for Numberblock "three"

English

25 mins

Ninja Vocabulary

Our word of the day is "unique".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.  Try to find times to use the word in the correctly during the week

 

Phonics

We will be looking at "a".  We do not learn the letters in alphabetical order, this allows us to start to read and write phonetically quickly.

If you want more support with phonics please click the links in the notes section for support on how to pronounce sounds and how to blend sounds to read words.

 

Watch the "a" phonic lesson and follow the instructions.  Afterwards click the link for Floppy Phonics.  It will take you to Oxford Owl and after you have signed in click the Floppy Phonics option and then click on book 1 S A T P  - just work on the s page spotting the pictures which have a "A" sound. 

(Please email your teacher if you need the password)

Click here for word of the day

Click here for "A" phonic lesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

(20 mins or 2 x 10 mins)

 

Read your book from school 

or

Click the Floppy's Phonics link in the notes section to log on to Oxford Owl. 

(If you do not already have the login detail for Oxford Owl please email your teacher and they will send them to you)

Go to Floppy Phonics and choose the At the Farm Book - this book is a non-word book.

- Share the book together using sound effects and story language.

- Look at the pictures and talk about the characters and location.

- Explore the sounds that can be heard in each picture and encourage children to make sound effects for them.

- Encourage children to look for details in the picture.

- Remember to talk about what might happen next before you turn the page.

 

 

 

  

Keeping Active

(20  mins)

 

Workout with Joe

Join in with Joe for an 8 minute workout.  This is fast and you will need to focus.

Have a little rest and a quick drink then try it again to see if you can improve

 

 

Click here for Workout with Joe

 

 

Other Learning

(25 mins)

 Understanding the World

Who is a role model to you?

Talk about what a role model is.  Role models tend to show us or teach us how to do something or how to behave.

Who are your role models?  Draw a picture of one of them and talk about how they teach or show you how to do something.

If you want to do more watch this animation about being a role model

Click here for "We are role models"

  

 

Wednesday 22.9.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

25 mins

 

Number Hunt

 Numbers are everywhere!  They are are on our phones, TVs remotes, clocks, cookers, everywhere!  

Go on a number hunt around your house and see which numbers your can find

Are some numbers more easy to find than others?  Can you find the number that represents your age?

What is the biggest number you can find? 

For an added challenge why not write your own numbers on pieces of paper and take turns hiding them around the house to find.  Can you read the numbers without help?

 

English

25 mins

 

Ninja Vocabulary

Our word of the day is "herd".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.  Try to find times to use the word in the correctly during the week

 

Phonics

We will be looking at "a".  We do not learn the letters in alphabetical order, this allows us to start to read and write phonetically quickly.

If you want more support with phonics please click the links in the notes section for support on how to pronounce sounds and how to blend sounds to read words.

 

Watch the "t" phonic lesson and follow the instructions.  Afterwards click the link for Floppy Phonics.  It will take you to Oxford Owl and after you have signed in click the Floppy Phonics option and then click on book 1 S A T P  - just work on the s page spotting the pictures which have a "t" sound. 

(Please email your teacher if you need the password)

 

Click here for word of the day

Click here for "T" phonic lesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Reading

Read your book from school 

or

Click the Floppy's Phonics link in the notes section to log on to Oxford Owl. 

(If you do not already have the login detail for Oxford Owl please email your teacher and they will send them to you)

Go to Floppy Phonics and choose the At the Farm Book - this book is a non-word book.

- Share the book together using sound effects and story language.

- Look at the pictures and talk about the characters and location.

- Explore the sounds that can be heard in each picture and encourage children to make sound effects for them.

- Encourage children to look for details in the picture.

- Remember to talk about what might happen next before you turn the page.

 

  

Keeping Active

(15 mins)

Happy Dance

 Join in with "Happy" and see if you can keep up with the dance moves.  Try doing it a couple of times and see if you improve each time.

Click here for Happy Dance

 

Other Learning

25 mins

 Expressive Arts and Design

 Think about Elmer.  So many different colours!  But how can we make some of them?

Watch Colour mixing and learn about primary colours and the secondary colours they make when they are mixed.

Why not try mixing and making your own.  Can you make orange, green and purple?

 

Click here for Colour mixing

  

 

Thursday 23.9.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

20 mins

 

1, 2, 3

On Tuesday we looked at number three if you want to recap then click the link in the notes. 

We are going to move to look at using first, second and third.  Watch numberblocks and see if you can replicate 3's trick.  Only this time take turns in closing your eyes whilst the other person hides something under a cup.  Then open your eyes and guess is it in the first, second or third cup.

Can you use the language first, second, third during the day too.

Click here for Numberblock "three"

 

Click here for 1, 2, 3

   

English

25 mins

Ninja Vocabulary

Our word of the day is "patchwork".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.  Try to find times to use the word in the correctly during the week

 

Phonics

We will be looking at "p".  We do not learn the letters in alphabetical order, this allows us to start to read and write phonetically quickly.

If you want more support with phonics please click the links in the notes section for support on how to pronounce sounds and how to blend sounds to read words.

 

Watch the "p"  phonic lesson and follow the instructions.  Afterwards click the link for Floppy Phonics.  It will take you to Oxford Owl and after you have signed in click the Floppy Phonics option and then click on book 1 S A T P  - just work on the s page spotting the pictures which have a "p" sound. 

(Please email your teacher if you need the password)

Click here for word of the day

Click here for "p" phonic lesson

 

 

  

 

 

Reading

20 mins 

 

Keeping Active

(20 mins)

Other Learning

20 mins

 

Friday 24.9.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

20 mins

Counting Songs

Counting songs are great for getting familiar with our counting system as well as concepts such as adding and taking away.  However, counting songs also develop our vocabulary, listening skills, and help us become aware of rhythm and rhyme.

If you chose a new rhyme on Monday see if you can remember it, if you didn't then why not try a new one now.

Counting objects

Using the songs see if you can use objects to at out the songs.  Focus on the number patterns for example: of adding one more each time or taking one away.

 

Click here for counting songs

English

10 mins word of the day

20 /25 mins Tricky words

Ninja Vocabulary

Our word of the day is "serious".  Use the sheet to learn more about it.  Try to find times to use the word in the correctly during the week

 

Phonics recap

Recap the four letters we have covered this week and practise blending with the alphablocks.

If you want to go over the sounds with Floppy phonics then click the link for Floppy Phonics.  It will take you to Oxford Owl and after you have signed in click the Floppy Phonics option and then click on book 1 S A T P  - work through the pages you feel you need. 

(Please email your teacher if you need the password)

 

Tricky word

Not all words can be written phonetically and some non-phonetic words are very common so we learn these as exception words or "Tricky words"  Today we will be focusing on "I".  Listen to tricky word song and practise using the word I in sentences.  For example: I like dancing 

Click here for our word of the day

 

Click here for Phonics recap SATP

 

Click here for Tricky words

Reading

20 mins 

Snuggle down 

Choose a comfy place and snuggle down and listen to a story from the radio.  Click the link and then choose from the categories for the type of story you like. 

Click here for audio stories

Keeping Active

(20 mins)

Spell your name exercise

Head to Sage Street and choose your level of difficulty as you do the exercise for each letter of your name

(you will need to scroll down the Sage Street for the Exercise Alphabets)

Click here for Sage Street Exercise Alphabet

 

Other Learning

20 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.

 

  

 

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.