Sticklebacks

Welcome to the Stickleback class page

WB: 13.7.20

 

Hi Sticklebacks,

It's our last week of the year!  Well done for working so hard this term.  I'm really proud of all of you and the progress you've made this year.  This is my final message to some of you as you will be moving up to Seahorses next year.  I just want to say have a great summer holiday; continue to stay safe and enjoy the break from your school work.  We don't really know what school will look like in September but we will all be back together and I look forward to seeing you all.  

Maths

You will all be working on time activities this week.

 

English

Both year groups will be looking at riddles, magic spells, jokes and puzzles.  

 

As always your work and the video links for English and Maths are in the folders below this message.

 

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

This week, my challenge is to design a new book cover for a book you have enjoyed reading or listening to.  You could write a new blurb and draw a new picture for the front cover.  As always, send me a photo of you finished book jackets.

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

 

Oak National Academy

You can access live lessons via the government funded Oak National Academy which is recommended by the DfE at https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups

 

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. Don’t forget, if you need more reading books, register for free on the Oxford Owl website which has lots of copies of the book banded books that we use in school.

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 seeing you all in the Teams meeting.

Mrs Ejiogu x

WB: 6.7.20

 

Hi Sticklebacks,

Great Teams meetings again this week.  We enjoyed reading our stories and it was fantastic to see you all again.  I know some of you had problems entering the meeting; hopefully you’ll be able to join no problem next week. 

Maths

Year 1 will be focusing on fractions this week.  You will be looking at how to find a half and then how to find quarters.

 

Year 2 will be working on measures.  You will be learning how to measure volume in litres; then you’ll move onto measuring temperatures and then telling the time using o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. 

 

English

Year 1 will be working on poetry all week.  You will start off looking at the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory, Dickory, Dock and comparing it to a poem by John Agard entitled ‘No Hickory, No Dickory, No Dock.  On Friday, you will read the poem ‘Who’s In?’ by Elizabeth Fleming and suggest some of your own verbs for actions and movements to write some additional lines for the poem.

Year 2 – your work is based around ‘Sam’s Duck’ by Michael Morpurgo.  You will be finding out about city farms and then writing a letter.  The final part of the week will involve looking at two poems ‘Four Ducks on a Pond’ by William Allingham and ‘The Night Cat’ by Helen Dunmore.

As always your work and the video links for English and Maths are in the folders below this message.

 

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

This week in school, the Year 1s made centipedes out of twigs and sticks from the outdoor area.  Can you create an insect of your choice out of natural materials that you might find in your garden or at the park?  Try and be as creative as possible and send me a picture so we can add it to our home learning gallery on the website.  Happy hunting!

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

 

Oak National Academy

You can access live lessons via the government funded Oak National Academy which is recommended by the DfE at https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups

 

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. Don’t forget, if you need more reading books, register for free on the Oxford Owl website which has lots of copies of the book banded books that we use in school.

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 seeing you all in the Teams meeting.

Mrs Ejiogu x

WB: 29.6.20

 

Hi Sticklebacks,

It was lovely to see you all this week in our Teams meetings and I’m sure you enjoyed chatting with each other too.  We will meet again next week at the same times.  I will read you the stories that each group has asked for.  In the meantime, here is your work for this coming week.

Maths

Year 1 will be starting off ordering numbers and then the majority of the week will be focusing on money.

Here are your links to the videos:

Day 1 – Ordering numbers: https://vimeo.com/432401517

Day 2 – Recognising coins: https://vimeo.com/432401693

Day 3 – Recognising notes: https://vimeo.com/432401840

Day 4 – Counting coins: https://vimeo.com/432401953

 

Year 2 will be focusing on measuring and comparing mass and volume

Here are your links to the videos:

Day 1 – Measuring mass in grams: https://vimeo.com/432483400

Day 2 – Measure mass in kilograms: https://vimeo.com/432483645

Day 3 – Compare volume: https://vimeo.com/432483778

Day 4 – Millilitres: https://vimeo.com/432483882

 

 

English

Year 1 will be focusing on the story of ‘’Sleeping Beauty’ and will then move on to a non-fiction text about British birds.

Year 2 will be working from the texts ‘Maisie and the Dragon’ and ‘Dogger’ and then focusing on some poetry at the end of the week.

As always your work for English and Maths are in the folders below this message.

 

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

Let’s keep the fitness going this week.  Your challenge is to complete at least 10 minutes of exercise every day.  You could go for a bike ride (remember your helmets), do some star jumps, sit-ups or shuttle runs, take part in an online exercise class or dance class.  Why not try out some yoga in your back garden?  Whatever you choose to do, keep out of the very hot sun and make sure you drink plenty of water.

 

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

 

Oak National Academy

You can access live lessons via the government funded Oak National Academy which is recommended by the DfE at https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups

 

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. Don’t forget, if you need more reading books, register for free on the Oxford Owl website which has lots of copies of the book banded books that we use in school.

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 and seeing your obstacle course videos.

Mrs Ejiogu x

WB: 22.6.20

 

Hi Sticklebacks,

I hope you have all had a good week despite the wet weather.  Next week, we will be meeting virtually using Microsoft Teams.  I have put you into one of four groups and you should have all received your login details.  The days and times are as follows:

Group A – Monday 22nd at 3.30pm

Group B – Monday 22nd at 4.15pm

Group C – Thursday 25th at 3.30pm

Group D – Thursday 25th at 4.15pm

The meetings will only be short to start with, just to check in with everyone and to see if we can all work the technology (me included!) and I will host a short quiz for each group.  I’m really looking forward to seeing you all. 

Another change happening next week is that I am moving to teach Year 6 until the end of term and Mrs Clayton and Mrs Mooney will be teaching the Year 1 children who will only be in school on Mondays and Tuesdays.  This is because Mrs Churchill is going to have an operation in a couple of weeks’ time.  I will miss you all but hopefully I will still see you around school.  I just won’t be allowed to come into your ‘bubble’.

Maths

Year 1 will be working on counting to 100, partitioning numbers (splitting 2-digit numbers into tens and ones) and comparing numbers.

Here are your links to the videos:

Day 1 – Counting to 100: https://vimeo.com/430314213

Day 2 – Partitioning numbers: https://vimeo.com/430317914

Day 3 – Comparing numbers: https://vimeo.com/430320026

Day 4 – Comparing numbers: https://vimeo.com/430313386

 

Year 2 will be focusing on measuring and comparing length and mass

Here are your links to the videos:

Day 1 – Measuring length: https://vimeo.com/430299105

Day 2 – Comparing lengths: https://vimeo.com/430299221

Day 3 – Four operations with length: https://vimeo.com/430299420

Day 4 – Compare mass: https://vimeo.com/430109855

 

 

English

Year 1 will be focusing on the following texts and rhymes throughout the week: Bedtime for Monster; Chicken’s Bad Dream; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; A Sailor Went to Sea.  Your English skills include using adjectives to write descriptive sentences and extending sentences by including conjunctions, and learning about verbs.

Year 2 will be mainly working from the text Clarice Bean: My Uncle is a Hunkle.  You will start the week thinking about the accidents and disasters that happened in the story and writing about one of them then you will write a character description.  Later in the week, you will learn how to separate items in a list by using commas.

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

 

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

It would have been Sport’s Day this week so my challenge to you is to design and make your own obstacle course.  Think about the ways you could use your obstacles.  You could go over, under, through; do you need to balance something or carry something?  Once you have made your obstacle course, ask a grown up to video you completing it and send it to me.  Have fun and enjoy yourselves!

 

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

 

Oak National Academy

You can access live lessons via the government funded Oak National Academy which is recommended by the DfE at https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups

 

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 and seeing your obstacle course videos.

Mrs Ejiogu x

WB: 15.6.20

 

Hi Sticklebacks,

I hope you are all keeping well and have had a good week.  We have been working hard in school and have been focusing on the same Maths and English that you’ve been doing in your home learning.  We have enjoyed looking at the poem ‘My Mum the Superhero’ and our group B children wrote their own poems about a different member of their family who they think is a superhero.

Unfortunately, the government have said that Year 2 children probably won’t come back to school before September so it’s going to be a long time before I see some of you.  I miss you lots and am looking forward to seeing you and hearing all your news.  Hopefully, in the meantime, we will be able to start using Microsoft Teams and I will be able to set up some video chat meetings with you all.  Look out for more information on this coming soon.

Maths

Year 1 will be working on multiplying using arrays, doubling numbers and then sharing and grouping

Here are your links to the videos:

Day 1 – Make arrays: https://vimeo.com/428004469

Day 2 – Make doubles: https://vimeo.com/428004541

Day 3 – Make equal groups (sharing): https://vimeo.com/428004616

Day 4 – Make equal groups (grouping): https://vimeo.com/428004753

 

Year 2 will be focusing on 2D and 3D shapes

Here are your links to the videos:

Day 1 – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes: https://vimeo.com/428007654

Day 2 – Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes: https://vimeo.com/428007789

Day 3 – Sorting 2D and 3D shapes: https://vimeo.com/428007909

Day 4 – Patterns with 2D and 3D shapes: https://vimeo.com/428007983

 

 

English

Year 1 will be starting the week reading and looking at Dear Greenpeace which is a fantastic book all about looking after our planet.  You will end the week doing some poetry work on Nut Tree and The Secret Song.

Year 2 will be focusing on texts by Anthony Browne – Willy the Wimp, Willy the Champ and Willy the Dreamer.  You will be writing character descriptions using adjectives and adverbs and then writing a book review of your favourite Anthony Browne book.  The second half of the week will be concentrating on poetry.  Your poems are called Tell it to the Dog and The Magic Pebble.

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

 

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

It’s a Maths challenge this week Sticklebacks.  Can you learn one of the times tables?  It could be the 2s, 5s or 10s.  You could even push yourself to learn the 3s or 4s!  Send me a video of you reciting the times table that you have learnt – 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

WB: 8.6.20
 

Hi Sticklebacks,

I hope you’ve all had a good first week back of this term.  I have been back in school with some of our Year 1 children.  It has been lovely to see them and to hear how the shut-down has been and to find out about their home learning experiences.  It has also been really good to get back to school and focus on some learning within the classroom.  We have been doing lots of hand washing – we’ve learnt a new song to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle to help us – and lots of practising of keeping 2m apart from each other.  The children in school have been brilliant at doing it. 

Maths

Year 1 will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and then, by the end of the week, will be adding equal numbers.

Year 2 will be focusing on fractions.  We will start the week with unit and non-unit fractions then move onto finding halves and quarters.

 

English

Year 1 will be focusing on a story called My Mother Is a Superhero by Pie Corbett.  You will be answering some questions, writing a poem and then writing some sentences based on it.  The second half of the week is based on Super Daisy and The Peril of Planet Pea.  You will then do some grammar work using –ed endings for verbs and then plan and write a comic strip.

Year 2 will begin the week looking at a story called Animal Recipes and writing sentences using ‘bossy’ verbs and ‘because’.  You can have a go at making a meal from a recipe – last week’s challenge might help you with this.  You will then move on to some poetry work.

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

 

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

I have been enjoying watching the birds in my garden building their nests over the last few weeks.  For this week’s challenge, I wonder if you can make a nest for some garden birds.  You can use anything you choose to make it, eg. Lego, junk modelling, you could bake a cake in the shape of a nest, twigs and leaves from the garden; the choices are endless!

Don’t forget to send me some pictures of your finished nests. 

 

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: 1.6.20

Hi Sticklebacks,

I hope you’ve all had a lovely half term and enjoyed playing in the sunshine.  How lucky we’ve been with the weather!

I’m looking forward to seeing some of the Year 1 children back at school this week.  Remember that school will be very different and it might take a while to get used to the changes.  We’ll make sure that we practise our new way of working many times.

If you’re not coming back to school, keep working hard at home with our home learning files below and keep sending me pictures of your work.  I love to receive your messages.

 

Maths

Year 1 will be starting the week focusing on measuring and comparing mass.  I wonder if you can find some unusual items around the house to weigh.  Later in the week, we will be introducing capacity and volume and measuring the capacity of different containers.

Year 2 will start off the week working on multiplication with a focus on 10x.  We will then move onto sharing and grouping into equal groups.  Will there be any left-over, I wonder?  By the end of the week, we will be working on add and even numbers.

 

English

Year 1 will be focusing on a story called Superheroes – All Sorts.  You will be using conjunctions to describe a character, answer questions about the text, focus on spelling patterns for –ing words and finally write some dialogue between the characters.

Year 2 will begin the week reading Diary of a Wombat.  We will begin by answering questions about the text then move on later in the week to some grammar work on tenses, practising these by writing some sentences.  Finally, we will finish the week by planning and writing a new diary entry.

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

 

Mrs Ejiogu’s Challenge

Can you design and make a healthy meal?  Think about which foods are healthy (lots of fruit and vegetables).  You could write out a menu as if you are the chef of a successful restaurant or café.  Think about which ingredients you will need and measure them out carefully.  Finally, when your meal is complete, take some photos to send to me and then enjoy your delicious dishes. 

 

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

Half term message from Mrs Ejiogu
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
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