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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 🙂    lionclass@molehillprimaryacademy.org.uk

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 🙂

Easter holiday ideas

All about Easter powerpoint

The cautious caterpillar story

Year 1 English spring activity booklet

Year 1 Spring Maths Activity Booklet

Suggested activities for w/b 30.3.20: 

English w.b. 30.3.20

Maths w.b. 30.3.20

Inquiry plan 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:

Phonics revision 1 

Phonics revision 2

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:

Letter to parents re learning packs

Phonics:

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 –

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Reading:

Please continue to read to and with your children every day – there are so many benefits!  Amazon has cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages, all stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link:    https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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/

Image result for the twits 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.

Maths: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

Also remember to keep playing timestables rockstars using your logins.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

These sites are offering resources and support for home learning:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/  (We follow White Rose Maths at school)

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning/

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

 

Twinkl is an amazing website with a wealth of resources and ideas:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

As is the BBC website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

PE activities

Please use the following links to access some PE based activities you can access at home.

Link for football sessions:  http://www.facebook.com/EMCacademy

Joe Wicks the Body coach will be completing a live PE lesson at 9am through his youtube channel –

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

You can also access fun activities to complete at home through the resources section on the get set website –

https://www.getset.co.uk/

Andy from CBeebies has also made some fun animal workout videos. Please check the link below for these –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz

 

Nature games:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/naturenauts.html

 

Music:

The Voices Foundation are hosting 10 minute online virtual singing assemblies every day at 1pm. The link to it is at the bottom of their webpage – https://www.voices.org.uk/
Also, Ollie Tunmer from The Beat Goes on is also hosting daily body percussion sessions on his YouTube channel.

Term 4:

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.

Termly homework:

Please click on the link below to view our homework puzzle for this term –

Lion class term 4 homework puzzle

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:

Lion Newsletter Term 4