Sticklebacks

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Half term message from Mrs Ejiogu

WB: 18.5.20

Hi Sticklebacks,

I hope you’ve all had a productive week.  Did you enjoy my challenge of making and playing a new board game?  I had some photos from a couple of you so let’s see if we can get a few more pictures of this week’s challenge.  There’s only one week until half term and then you can have a rest from your home learning.  In the meantime, keep going with as many learning tasks as you can manage and if nothing else, keep reading.

The government have said that we can all start to go out a little bit more than we have been allowed to for the past couple of months.  If you do decide to go out, remember it’s important to keep social distancing in mind in order to stay safe.  Here at school, we are all busy planning how we can re-open safely after half term.  Mr Hart has sent information to your parents and carers and I’m sure that more details of this will come out before we return to school.  It will be a very different way of working in school.

This week, I’ve been on some really long walks (got the blisters to prove it!) and have been cooking some new recipes.  My family have enjoyed trying them out – well I think they’ve enjoyed them!

 

Maths

Year 1 will be focusing on comparing and measuring length and height and then at the end of the week we are introducing weight and mass.  See what you can measure and weigh around the house.

Year 2 are focusing on multiplication.  You will be using arrays as a visual model to help you work with the x2 and x5 tables.  Can you look for arrays around your house?  (Clue: look at food packaging such as egg boxes, chocolate box inserts, etc.  Can you make your own arrays using Lego, cars, pebbles or twigs?  Send me a picture with the corresponding number sentence if you can.

 

English

Year 1 will be reading and listening to a counting story and then planning a new version of it.  You will then be doing some descriptive work involving writing some adjectives to describe a character from a story.  Finally, you will be using conjunctions to write extended sentences and using question words and question marks correctly.

Year 2 will begin the week reading a story and answering some comprehension question about it to check your understanding.  You will then be planning and writing a story.  You will have a few grammar exercises involving possessive apostrophes, noun phrases and writing similes to describe a monster.  Hopefully your experience of playing Scary Bingo at school will help you with those similes.  Send me some of your best ones.

The work for English and Maths are in the folders below this message.

 

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

Create a fact file for a creature you might find in our local area.  It could be one of our native or visiting birds; it could be a tiny insect that keeps our soil healthy or pollinates our plants; or you might think bigger and go for a mammal such as a hedgehog, fox or badger.  Things you could include in your fact file are a picture of your creature, its habitat, what it likes to eat or its life cycle.  I look forward to seeing your work.

 

BBC Bitesize

Don’t forget that you can still follow the activities for your year group on the BBC Bitesize link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Key Tasks

Keep going with Spelling Shed and Maths Shed, and keep logging onto Times Table Rockstars.  Continue to do your daily reading for at least 15 minutes and some phonics work.  Try and fit in some fitness activities during your free time. 

You can email me at homelearning@fritwell.oxon.sch.uk to get feedback on what you have been doing and I will reply as soon as possible.

I hope you have a good week and I look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Ejiogu x

WB: 11.5.20

 

Hi Sticklebacks,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend enjoying the sunshine and celebrating VE Day.  It has been good to catch up with some of you on the home learning emails you’ve sent us and I have enjoyed looking at your photos.  This week, I have been doing lots of walking and have been trying to help my children with their home learning.  Year 10 Maths is really quite tricky!  I had to get my calculator out a couple of times!

Maths

This week in Maths, our work in Year 1 will include addition and subtraction up to 20 and word problems.  Year 2 will be working on addition and subtraction within 20 and comparing fact families.  The work is in the year group folders below.  Don’t forget to watch the videos on the White Rose Maths links first to help you complete the worksheets.

English

In English, Year 1 will be reading a traditional story, writing some sentences in response to it and then sequencing the story.  Later in the week, you will be telling a traditional story and then moving onto some poetry work.

Year 2 are covering instructional texts.  You will be looking at verbs, commands and then, by the end of the week, writing an instructional text of your own.

The work for English and Maths are in the folders below this message.

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

My challenge for you this week is to design your own board game.  Think about how many people will be able to play your game.  How will someone win the game?  What equipment will you need: dice, counters, dominoes, etc?  What will the theme for your game be: times tables, phonics sounds, fitness exercises, general knowledge?  Make your board game as colourful and creative as possible and then send me a picture of you and your family playing them.  Good luck!

BBC Bitesize

Don’t forget that you can still follow the activities for your year group on the BBC Bitesize link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Key Tasks

Keep going with Spelling Shed and Maths Shed, and keep logging onto Times Table Rockstars.  Continue to do your daily reading for at least 15 minutes and some phonics work.  Try and fit in some fitness activities during your free time. 

You can email me at homelearning@fritwell.oxon.sch.uk to get feedback on what you have been doing and I will reply as soon as possible.

I hope you have a good week and I look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Ejiogu x

Calling all Sticklebacks - VE Day celebrations at Fewcott House.
If you would like to draw a picture, decorate some bunting or write a message to our friends at Fewcott House, they would love to receive them.  Obviously, only the Year 1 have been to visit but I'm sure the residents would love to hear from any of you in Sticklebacks class.
Don't forget to send us a picture of anything that you produce.
Mrs Ejiogu x
School Closure
In the event of a school closure, here are a range of activities for you to choose from to work through at home with your child. 
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