Welcome to Lion Class!
Keep checking our class page for activities you can do with your child, whilst schools are closed until further notice.
Please email me on this address to ask any questions or send photos of work your child/ren have completed! Take care, Mrs Grierson 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter holidays – The next 2 weeks would have been the Easter holidays so I won’t be setting formal work for it, however, if you do wish to entertain your child/ren then please see the Easter holiday activities and stories below. Any questions or to send in photos of your child’s learning then please email me on the email address at the top of this page. Please continue to scroll down this page for links I am adding to support home learning. Thank you, Mrs Grierson 🙂
Suggested activities for w/b 30.3.20:
I am going to create a selection of power points revising Phonics we have covered so far, as I think it will be most beneficial to consolidate learning rather than introduce new sounds, as Lion Class are at different points with their learning. These slides revise Phase 3 and 4:
Some help with pronunciation of sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc
Learning packs for w/b 23.3.20 :
All children who attended school in the final days before closure were sent home with Learning packs and they have been made available to collect from the office since then. They include Phonics, Reading, Maths and written tasks to complete, along with additional websites to use, see letter:
Phonics is an important part of the Key Stage One Curriculum and supports spelling when children go in to year two. We follow the Letters and Sounds programme at Molehill, http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
Some children in Lion class were working through Phase 3, whereas others had been working through Phase 5 – we were looking at alternative pronunciations, most recently the alternative pronunciation for ‘e’ – ‘ea’ can make an ‘ee’ sound like in beach, but an ‘e’ sound in bread.
There are lots of interactive and fun games children can access on the website below –
You may want to take advantage of the Oxford Reading Tree website which has lots of free ebooks that you can read online. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/oxford-reading-tree-levels/
Oxford Owl can also offer support with Phonics : https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/
Our current class reader is The Twits by Roald Dahl (as the children loved George’s Marvellous Medicine so much) If you have a copy of this or can get one then it would be great if you could continue reading from where I got to – chapter 17 – The Great Upside down Monkey Circus.
Also remember to keep playing timestables rockstars using your logins.
These sites are offering resources and support for home learning:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ (We follow White Rose Maths at school)
Twinkl is an amazing website with a wealth of resources and ideas:
As is the BBC website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Link for football sessions: http://www.facebook.com/EMCacademy
Andy from CBeebies has also made some fun animal workout videos. Please check the link below for these –
Mrs Grierson is our teacher and Miss Curtis is the class LSA Monday – Thursday and Mrs Marno is the LSA on Fridays. The children came into the new term not knowing what had had happened to their classroom! All the tables were in rows, it was dark and there was only chalk to write with. Our transdisciplinary theme for this term is “Where we are in place and time.” The children soon realised that we were experiencing life from the past, which led us on to some fantastic discussions / ideas for this term’s line of inquiries.
Our corridor display was inspired by our experience of a Victorian- style classroom at the beginning of term:
We have a huge focus on our learner attributes in Lion Class and throughout the whole academy. We celebrate children when they have shown one of these attributes with learning points, house points and a star on our wall to document what they have said or done.
Please click on the link below to view our homework puzzle for this term –
Times table Rock stars:
We have sent home the children’s times table rock star logins. I hope the children enjoy learning their times tables. There will be weekly school based competitions – let’s make Lion class the KS1 winners!
Key class information:
Class teacher– Mrs Grierson
Learning Support Assistants – Miss Curtis (Mon – Thurs) Mrs Marno (Fri)
Spelling homework – Out on a Friday and tested the following Friday
PE – Tuesday and Wednesday
Here is the class newsletter for your information:
Daci is learning really well. I love the fact that the children are pushed to their full potential.
It was very nice to be able to view Oliver’s work and see how he is progressing. Thank you for the opportunity.
“My child really enjoyed this Play and Stay and so did I as a parent. Nothing to improve – really pleased!”
Yr R Parent
Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school. I found the whole experience very rewarding as both children, and teachers were open to engage with me, and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.
Genny Jones (Confidence Queen)
“The behaviour of the Year 5 children was a credit to the school when we were out on the road.”
Mick Jeffries, Invicta Cycle Training
At the end of every lesson I know a bit more than before.Year 6 pupil