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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

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Learning at Home

Learning at home is very important for the children to embed the skills that they are learning at school and also to build their understanding of the world and language skills. These will be developed by providing out of school experiences for your children and engaging in conversations about a wide range of subject.

*covid 19 school closure LEARNING AT HOME

 

school closure - Learning at Home

 

Week Beg:  1st March 2021

Please explore the Discovery Education website this week using the log-in details that were emailed to your all last week. Look for the learning boards I have assigned for you to complete. Space Board 1 is ready!

Continue to finish off any work from Oak National Academy in the Maths, English and Science tabs.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on World Book Day for our shared story too.

Look in our  stories tab for new ideas too.

I will be emailing you with further details about the follow up activities ready for our return next week.

Take care

Mrs Lupion and Miss Topliss

 

 

 

 

 

22nd February 2021

Dear Parents and children in Class 1,

We hope you all had a relaxing half term week and enjoyed some of the sunshine we saw too.

Thank you for all the brilliant pictures of making and eating your pancakes and eating chinese food with chopsticks! You are all amazing!

SPACE NEWS!

Last week Nasa's rover called Perseverance landed on Mars! It has taken about 7 months to get there on a 292 million mile journey from planet Earth! There are no astronauts as the rover is a robot and was named 'Perseverance' by a 13 year old pupil who lives in America.

Watch this clip from Newsround about the landing of the rover on Mars.  

Rover landing on Mars newsbite video

 

Updates for this week's work are in the Maths,  English and Phonics as well as in the HistoryStories and Art & Design tabs.

I look forward to seeing you at this week's story on TEAMS. Don't forget to 'vote for your favourite book' by replying to the memo on Tapestry I sent to you all before half term. 

Take care

Mrs Lupion and Miss. Topliss 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th February 2021

Dear Parents,

If we were altogether this week we would have enjoyed learning about the Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Ox and is celebrated on Friday 12th February.  

I have added ideas and short video links to the tab Chinese New Year for you to explore this week at home together. 

 

Updates:

Please see English tab for 2 new weeks of lessons for both year groups.

Maths lessons links are here for easier access:

 

 

 

PREVIOUS WEEK'S REMOTE LEARNING

 

 

1st February 2021

Dear Parents,

For this week I will only be updating the phonics and art subjects. This will give those of you, who need it, a chance to finish the previous week's learning in the maths, science and english units. 

Please see the new tab for this years Mental Health Week with extra ideas to do together at home.

 

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 - Express Yourself

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 we will be encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.

Link to children's mental health website

I have also added some creative ideas linked to Space in the children's mental health tab.

Have a lovely week together and thank you again for supporting your child learning remotely. You are all doing an amazing job!

Take care

Mrs. Lupion and Miss. Topliss

 

 

25th January 2021

Dear Parents,

We have loved seeing your observations from home this week, especially the videos of the children singing the phonics songs, counting star jumps, and reading captions. We miss seeing them all but can see that you're making the activities fun and supporting them with their learning. Thank you very much!

We will contact you this week regarding the collection of pack 2 should you still require it (please note it is available to download in the new resources tab- pack 2).

  • Please see updates in the Phonics tab for this week for both year groups. 
  • Please also continue with the English, Science and year 1 Maths units.
  • For EYFS Maths lessons, I would like you to look at sorting and 3D shapes this week by exploring shapes and using language to describe position accurately.  This is the link to the EYFS maths lessons.

 

A few parents have enquired about following a timetabled structure for their child that supports learning at home.

Below you will find information about our school day for the children who are in school at the moment and our expectations for their work. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need any help.

We recognise that for many families it is extremely hard to manage adults’ home-working and children remote learning, all we can ask of ourselves and each other, at this time, is kindness – bed time will come and anything not done will have to wait.

Weekly timetable for pupils in school

If this helps then use it – some parents would prefer a structure provided by us. If you are able to complete most of the work set each week then we will all have similar learning needs when we return. 

I know many of you have already established a daily routine incorporating a maths, english and a phonics lesson with either a science, outdoor or a story activity as well and this is working really well.  This is just a guide to support the daily routine of learning at home, should you need it.

Monday

Y1 Rainbow writing

EYFS & Y1 Phonics and handwriting

Maths

English

PE and team challenges

Tuesday

Y1 Rainbow writing

EYFS & Y1 Phonics and handwriting

Maths

English

History or Geography or Science

Active Learning

whole class reading

Wednesday

EYFS Phonics

Y1 Rainbow writing

Y1 Spellings & handwriting

Maths

English

 

History or Geography or Science

Active Learning

whole class reading

Thursday

Y1 Rainbow writing

EYFS & Y1 Phonics and handwriting

Maths

English

PE and team challenges 

Friday

EYFS Phonics

Y1 Rainbow writing

Y1 Spellings & handwriting

Maths

English    

 

Art & design

Active learning

whole class reading

 

 

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Lupion and Miss Topliss

 

18th January 2021

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for uploading and sharing the fantastic learning that's taking place at home. We really love to see it and miss seeing the children a lot.

Please see updates in each subject tab for the next 2 weeks of remote learning. Please also check that you are accessing the correct work for your child's year group too.

* ENGLISH, MATHS and PHONICS daily lessons set for the next 2 weeks.*

*Also please complete the SCIENCE space lessons over these next 2 weeks.*

 

Maths - a few parents are checking with us to which units they should be covering so I attached them below.

For EYFS the time unit below is an extra one we didn't fully cover in the Autumn term.

Year 1 Maths - Numbers within 20 and Addition and subtraction with 20

EYFS Maths -  Calendar and Time

Our theme for this term is Space and the Moon Landings.

 

There are science links for the next 2 weeks of learning before we move onto the history of the moon landings and Neil Armstrong.

You have a resource pack to collect with some activities linked to our theme. We will send you a text message this week for you to collect these from school. These are also available to download in the **NEW** resources tab.

 

The story we are sharing in school is Back to Earth with a Bump and this is attached as a power point presentation on the stories tab. The work about Hal's journey in pack 2 is linked to this book.

 

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Lupion and Miss Topliss

 

 

 

 

11th January 2021

Dear Parents,

Please see updates in the Phonics and Stories areas for this week.

For Maths, English and Science please continue with lessons in Oak National Academy following on from last week.

 

Please use Tapestry to upload only one piece of work per day showing a variety of different activities over a week. This can be at any moment that you capture some amazing learning.

We look forward to seeing your work and sharing it with the class.

Please contact school should you need any further guidance or have any questions. 

Mrs. Lupion

 

 

 

7th January 2021

An update for free online learning ideas and support for parents:

Twinkl free access Twinkl has a huge selection of resources to choose from as well as TwinklGo! which has interactive activities for every subject in every age range.

Maths games 

Free phonics play : You may log in with the following details:

username: jan21

password: home

 

 

 

5th January 2021

Following yesterdays school closure notice,  we would like for you to initially follow the online ENGLISH, MATHS and PHONICS daily lessons set for the next 2 weeks.

Also please complete the 3 SCIENCE winter lessons over these next 2 weeks.

To access these please refer to the TABS ON THE RIGHT (or if on tablet/phone) these tabs are BELOW. 

A maths resource pack is now available to collect from school to support remote learning and I have uploaded an example of this into the documents area of Tapestry for you to see. To view this document you will need to log on though the web browser not the app so there is also a copy attached below.

Please use Tapestry to upload only one piece of work per day showing a variety of different activities over a week. This can be at any moment that you capture some amazing learning.

We look forward to seeing your work and sharing it with the class.

Please contact school should you need any further guidance or have any questions. 

Mrs. Lupion

 

Please contact school should you need any further guidance or have any questions. 

 

 

Homework

For the children in the EYFS,  homework is to read their reading books and practise their phonics and key words at home each day.

The children in year one will be set homework covering the topic and can hand in their books every Tuesday for an adult to check. Spellings and phonics will be added weekly.

All homework should be completed in pencil and should be your child’s best work.

We are teaching a cursive handwriting style in school and an example of how to form the 'pre-cursive' letters is in the front of the homework book. Please encourage your child to practise these when they are writing.

Phonics Screening (Year 1)

This year all of the children in year one will be taking a statutory phonics screening check. This check will take place nationally in June. 

 The check will involve the children reading a range of real and non-words using their phonics up to phase 5 and will take 5-10 minutes to complete. It will be administered in a quiet room with their teacher. The check will help to identify children who may need additional support with their phonics next year and these children will have the opportunity to be checked again in year 2.

Results of the check will be reported to parents in the summer term. There are some resources to support attached below.