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Welcome to Ruby's class page,

This page will be updated daily to support you and your child. There will be a variety of website links, activities, challenges provided to help you to support your child with continued learning. I have included my email if you wish to ask questions, do not heistate to ask. Please do send photographs of children's work that can be shared on this page. All I ask is that photographs do not include the face of your child for safegaurding purposes. 

melissa.berry@hunsletstmarys.co.uk

 
Mental Health Awareness Week 

This week is Mental Health Awarenss Week and I would like to share some wonderful websites with you to help guide families and our community though very uncertain times. Many websites contain 'for parents' pages and can help with ever growing worries and anxieties. Please do remember you can email me with any questions you have, any help you need or even if you want to talk over the phone. 

See useful links for parents and carers:
Weekly Prayer 
The Collect from the Sixth Sunday of Easter

God our redeemer,

you have delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,

so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Online resources to help with teaching and learning 

BBC Bitesize for ages 5-7 Years: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p089nn4k/bitesize-57-year-olds-week-1-1-maths-and-history 
You will need to log in to access the webiste but it is free and very helpful with everyday lessons to choose from. 

The Wildlife Trust: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30-days-wild-homeschooling 

Year 1 Phonics YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured 

Maths (White Rose Maths scheme): https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/  (remember to look at Year 1's work) 
When accessing White Rose Maths, you can access and revise any week by looking through from Week 1. 

 
May Half Term

I will provide some work to do during the half term holiday but it is completely optional. Some documents will be fun activities to do with your family and will keep you busy. I look forward to seeing some children next week on Thursday too! I hope everyone is keeping safe and please do email if you have any questions.

Friday 22nd May

Happy Friday! Task 1: complete Friday's fun quiz. Task 2: watch lesson 3 phonics video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLr4TXq58jw) looking at the sound 'ea'. Task 3: using the sheet, order the months of the year. If you do not have a printer you could write the months on pieces of paper and order them on a table. Challenge: can you research into which months are Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter?

Thursday 21st May

Task 1: watch White Rose Maths video on Summer- Week 5, Lesson 4 (https://vimeo.com/417731358). Then complete the provided worksheet. Task 2: watch and join in with today's online phonics lesson. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpvquS6c5vk. Task 3: talk to your child about their worries and complete the 'my worries' worksheet together.

Wednesday 20th May

Task 1: watch White Rose Summer 2- Week 5 Lesson 3 (https://vimeo.com/417730894). Then complete Lesson 1 Measure worksheet. Task 2: complete today's fluent in 15 based around number bonds to 10 (numbers that make 10). Task 3: use Phase 5 sounds to make a new name for the aliens.

Tuesday 19th May

Task 1: access White Rose maths and watch video 'Summer- Week 5 Lesson 2'. See link to video if you are struggling to access: https://vimeo.com/417729928. Then complete matching worksheet. Task 2: complete grammar mat. Once again the sheets differ in difficulty, so remember to chose a mat suitable for your child. Task 3: Discuss and decide which food items are plants and which ones are not. Do you know where they come from? Have a good day!

Monday 18th May

Good morning and welcome to a new week. If you are having any worries or have any questions regarding returning to school, please email me and I can try help. Task 1: access White Rose Maths and watch Week 5- Lesson 1's video. Then complete the worksheet provided. Task 2: complete the animal reading comprehension sheet (this should be done independently). Task 3: complete minibeasts and their habitats sheet. The sheets vary in difficulty, so please pick one suited to your child.

Friday 15th May

Happy Friday! Task 1: complete our Friday fun quiz. Remember the quiz will incorporate this weeks work. Task 2: read through the 'ea' PowerPoint, sounding out any unfamiliar words. Challenge: Can you write 3 sentences using the 'ea' sound. For example, 'The leaf is green and brown'. Lastly, please take a moment to read our reopening schools letter from Mr Ford. This is also accessible from the schools main website page under 'WORKING FROM HOME-COVID 19', where you will find suitable links for the survey.

Thursday 14th May

Hello again! Task 1 : Lesson 4 video and worksheet looking at comparing number sentences, from White Rose Maths. (Under Summer- Week 4 Lesson 4). Task 2: today's fluent in 15. Task 3: open 'Phase 4 PowerPoint' and read through the questions with your child and decide whether the answer is yes or no. Encourage children to sound out and blend the words together.

Wednesday 13th May

Good Morning! I hope you are all able to access White Rose Maths and are finding the videos easy to use. Task 1: watch the White Rose Maths video under 'Summer- Week 4 Lesson 3'. Then complete the provided worksheet. Task 2: look at the tricky word lists, from Phase 2 to Phase 5. Can your child still read each word? The words your child can not read, write them on paper and stick them around your home. Your child could go on a word hunt, even make a list of the words they find. Task 3: explore a weight and measure hunt, indoors or outdoors. Have a brilliant day and please do keep in contact.

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning. Task 1: by accessing White Rose Maths watch 'Summer Term- Week 4' video on 'Lesson 2- Subtraction crossing 10'. Your child should then complete the attached worksheet. Task 2: let's brush up on our writing skills and have a go at describing a monster. There are 2 sheets, one is visibly more difficult. Chose the writing sheet that is suitable for your child. Task 3: name and label the five oceans of the world. You could look online to work it out, watch videos and look at maps. Have a good day everybody and please email me if you are struggling to access White Rose Maths.

Monday 11th May

Today I would like everyone to access the White Rose Maths Hub. This is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/. Furthermore, you can access this by typing 'White Rose Maths' in Google. Once you are on the website click on 'Home Learning' and then find the 'Year 1' box. There is a lot of videos going all the way back to week 1 that you can access and revise. Today I would like you to look at 'Summer Term- Week 4 (W/C 11th May) and watch the video with your child. Only I can access the worksheets that match the videos. So I will post them in daily work uploads.

Friday 8th May

Friday fun quiz time! Have a go at Friday's fun quiz and see how your learning has gone this week. Remember to keep going with your phonics sounds and reading too. Use the word cards to read with your child. You could even have a go at sorting alien words and real words. Have a wonderful Friday and bank holiday weekend.

Thursday 7th May

Good morning! Task 1: find the Phase 4 missing sounds to complete the words. Task 2: research into what Ramadan is and why Muslims celebrate it. Task 3: today's Fluent in 15. Have another good day.

Wednesday 6th May

Good Morning! Task 1: complete the tens and ones worksheet. Do remember the pages get more difficult as they go on. Task 2: chose 5 phase 5 sounds from the booklet to focus on. If you can not print it out, you could recap the sounds with your child and have a go at reading some words with those sounds in. For example, 'ay' in crayon, or have a go at writing some words using the phase 5 sounds you chose. Task 3: go on a 3D shape hunt in your home. Have a wonderful day and keep in touch over my email address.

Tuesday 5th May

Good Morning. Task 1: complete the 'ed' endings writing sheet. Task 2: name and locate the countries of the UK. We have done this before in our Geography sessions, however you may need to help children research by looking at maps or online to find the answers if they can't remember. Task 3: today's Fluent in 15.

Monday 4th May

Good morning Ruby class! I hope you have had a good weekend and are ready to get learning again. Task 1: to complete the counting in 10's worksheet. Task 2: read the text based on Spring and answer the comprehension questions. As usual with these kinds of sheets they get more difficult page by page, so do try pick a page suited to your child (the first page might be a good place to start). Lastly, task 3: go on a Spring nature walk and see what you can hear, see, smell and touch. You could write what you find in the boxes, or draw them in your red work book with the title 'Spring Walk'. I can't wait for us to return to school so I can see your red working books. Keep up the good, both parents, carers and children are doing great.

Friday 1st May

Good Morning! I hope everyone is happy, safe and keeping busy. Task 1: Ordering the days of the week. If you do not have a printer you could simply watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg or type 'days of the week song' into YouTube. Task 2: Looking and sorting food groups. In addition, if you do not have a printer, you could look at the foods you have in your fridge and sort them into the key words. Task 3: order the life cycle of a butterfly. Please remember if you need any teaching and learning support there is lots of free lessons and videos on BBC Bitesize under Year 1 that cover a variety of topics if you wish to further your learning. Lastly, from next week I will be uploading a Friday fun Quiz! The quiz will be based on the learning you have done that week. You could even email me the quiz so I can see how you are all doing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday 30th April

Hello again! Task 1 is to complete the Maths mat. Please do remember the mat gets harder page by page. Task 2 is to complete a spelling test. I had a few messages regarding how to do this. Read the words one by one to your child, giving them time to write the answer. Once you have completed the list, look back and mark the words with your child. Then discuss any incorrect answers and show your child what they should look like. Your child could then have another go at writing that word. Finally, task 3 is to name the 2D shape. If you do not have a printer, you could draw the shape for your child and write the sentences. Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday 29th April

Good Morning! Today I would like you to read the 'All About Ramadan' document and answer the comprehension questions. Secondly, complete today's Fluent in 15. Today's challenge is to label the parts of a plant (Page 1 will be a good place to start as page 2 is quite tricky). Have a wonderful day and remember to access BBC Bitesize for fun and easy video lessons. The link is accessible from our class page too.

Tuesday 28th April

Good Morning! Task 1 is to complete and fill in the missing numbers. Task 2 is to read the 'or' phonics words. Your challenge is to try and write a sentence with those words in. For example: The torch is on. Remember to include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Task 3 is to work out and sort odd and even numbers. If you do not have a printer you could write the numbers out on paper and sort them under the titles 'odd' and 'even'. Have a good day!

Friday 24th April

Good Morning! Today I would like children to focus on Mathematics. Please complete today's Fluent in 15, which is based around numbers up to 50. Task 2 is to practise writing numerals (numbers) in words. Task 3 is to use a number line to add together two numbers within 20. Children have used a number line to add two numbers together before, but they may need some support and reminding of how to use one. Have another good day and remember to email me if you have any questions.

Thursday 23rd April

Hello again! I hope you are doing well and don't forget to ask for your Numbots password if you want it. Numbots is a fun interactive maths game with different levels and tasks. I can also see how you are doing on the game, so please give me an email if you want to have a go. Today I would like children to focus on reading. Have a look at the reading comprehension sheet for task 1. Then children should try read yes and no sentences and decide if the answer is yes or no. This could be done independently. Challenge: read your school phonics book and record this in your yellow reading journal. Children should be reading everyday so please do spend some time talking about the book and looking at words they find difficult. Have a wonderful day and keep safe.

Wednesday 22nd April

Good Morning. Today I would like you to practise your number bonds to 20. If you don't have a printer, you could draw the bar model for your children to complete in red books that I have provided. Please also have a look at today's Fluent in 15, which has an extra challenge at the bottom. I hope you are all doing well and please email me if you have any issues or questions.

Tuesday 21st April

Good Morning Everyone. It was so good to talk to children yesterday. If you missed my call don't worry I will try call again at some point this week. Today I would like you to have a focus on phonics and spelling. Start by reading the Phase 4 sentences and match the correct sentence to the correct picture. If you do not have a printer, you could write the sentence for your child to read. They could then draw a picture to match the sentence they have read. Today's challenge: spelling test! Mark your test with a grown up and have another go at writing words that are incorrect.

Monday 27th April

Good Morning! Task 1: complete your daily Fluent in 15. Task 2: have a go at completing the maths challenge mat. The maths mat starts easy and gets harder page by page, so do have a think which mat your child can complete. The answers for the maths mat are in the last pages of the document. Task 3: can you read and sound out each word on the list? I hope everybody is doing well and keeping up with reading, even if that is just a bedtime story and the end of each day. Please email me if you need any help or would like to show me your wonderful work. Have a good day.

Monday 20th April

Welcome back from your Easter Holiday. I hope you have all kept busy and safe. As social distancing continues, please remind children at home of our school rules: to be ready, respectful and safe. I am missing everybody very much and I will aim to contact everybody at some point this week from school phones. Today I would like you to make a school rules poster and put it up at home, and ask your children to ask themselves, are they being ready, respectful and safe? Today's challenge: complete Monday's Fluent in 15. Remember to aim for it to last 15 minutes. Please do send work to my class email.

Easter Holiday Fun!

Over the holidays have a go at these activities. They are optional as it is the holidays after all, please do email me if you need any help or support over this time. Other Activities include: making a den, looking at family photos, go on a shape hunt, make a sock puppet, make a stick man or have a movie day. Kind Regards, Miss Berry :)

Friday 3rd April

Good Morning! Today is the last day before the 'Easter Holidays'. During the holiday's I will upload some work but it is important to remember that this time is your holidays. The activities I will upload should be fun things to try, yet Ruby's class page still has many maths and phonics links to access over this time if you wish to do it. I would like to say thank you to everybody who has emailed work in, it really has made my day seeing the work you have done at home. Have a brilliant Easter holiday and do try keep busy! Please still email me if you need any help or have any questions. Stay safe. Kind Regards, Miss Berry :)

Thursday 2nd April

Good Morning! I hope your Fluent in 15 activities have gone well. Today I have uploaded a 'Great Fire of London' fact sheet with questions. If you have already looked at our topic work on the website you may already know some of these answers. But do remember to find in the text where you have found your answer. You could colour this in a different colour. Today's challenge: Choose a list of common exception words to write. Focusing on how the word is spelt and writing it with neat handwriting. If you do not have a printer, write the words on lined paper for your children. Can you write on the line?

Wednesday 1st April

Today have a go at completing the Fluent in 15 of the day. Once again, if you do not have a printer you can write the questions down on paper for your child to complete. Using the red book that was sent home is a good idea to record your answers. Todays challenge: Can you draw and label 2D shapes, including a circle, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon, pentagon and octagon? Write the shapes name and how many sides it has. I am really enjoying the work that everyone is sending to my email. Keep it up! In addition, Mr Keddie has now set every Year 1 child up with a Numbots username and password. It is a super fun maths game with different levels to complete. Numbots is used in every year group, so why not try it now? Email me for your personal username and password to get started. Numbots : https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school

Miss Berry's Cress Diary

Over the next few weeks I would like to share with you things I am doing at home to keep busy.. and things you can have a go at too.
I have planted some cress seeds today and would like to share it's journey with Ruby class. 
On day 1: I put a small amount of soil in a small pot. I pushed the cress seeds inside the soil and watered it.
I have decided to put my cress seeds in the sunlight.
Can anyone tell me why this is a good idea? 
If you want to come on this journey with me you can buy cress seeds from most supermarkets and I would love
to share the photos on here. 


Day 2
The cress has started to grow and the roots have pushed up the soil.
Does anyone know why the cress needs roots?
What is the function of roots? 

Day 3 
This morning I woke up to find the cress has grown out of the soil. What can you see in this picture?
What has started to grow from the soil? 



 
Tuesday 31st March

Good Morning! Todays challenge is to complete Tuesday's Fluent in 15! If you do not have a printer, then you could write the questions for your children on paper to be completed. Remember Fluent in 15 (Mental Mathematics) should be completed in 15 minutes. Reading challenge: Get your child to read their phonics book, and ask these questions to check their understanding. What happened in the story? Who is the main character? Can you tell me how the story ended? Send your reading photos to Miss Berry's email so I can share your wonderful reading challenges. As an extension, can you make a story map of the book?

Internet Safety

During time off school children will be more likely to use technology and go online. This is why it is important to check your child's device and talk to your child/children about online safety. The NSPCC website offers good advice on how to approach the conversation of online safety and gives good advice on what you can do as parents/careers to keep your child safe online. Please make sure all devices children use are checked to see what they are accessing, as well as having parent locks where available. Remember to spend some time away from the screen by going outside or keeping busy. Have a look at some good ideas of non-screen based activities. NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/ .

Monday 30th March

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and keeping busy. I have provided some activities to complete today. Some activities may take longer than one day so do remember this. Have a go at the Year 1 Maths Activity Booklet, Phase 3 reading activity and writing sentences. I have also uploaded some fun art ideas to complete at the bottom of this page. Remember to go outside for a walk and have a go at some mindfulness activities too. There are key documents on this page to help with work that has been set, and other activities that can be revised all the time. Have a wonderful day, Miss Berry :)

An example of a daily timetable

This timetable is modelled on what Ruby Class do at school. This timetable may be beneficial to follow to maintain routines for children. 
 
Time Subject
9.00 Morning Mindfulness
9.15 Phonics
10:00 Reading with an adult
10:30 Snack Time
11:00 Fluent in 15 (Mental Maths)
11:15 Maths Activity
12:00 Lunch Time
12:30 Outside Activity
1:30 Project Work (this could be Art/History/Geography
or Science)
2:00 Snack Time
2:15 Quiet Time- by this time children will be getting tired
2:45 Reading to your child (story books)
3:00 Normal evening routine from 3pm 


Useful Reading Tips

You should aim to read with your child everyday. You can read a variety of books (as stated below) during school closures, and encourage your child to talk about the book. Whilst reading, ask questions and discuss the storyline of the book. In Ruby class we have been reading Paddington by Micheal Bond. I have provided some useful links to suitable books, including Paddington. Reading activities can be fun, just like Acer's Paddington model which he made after reading the story. 

Types of books we can read

School phonic books 
Story books 
Non- fiction books 
Comics
Audio books 
Youtube/ online books 

Useful links- books we have used in our repeated text libary

Paddington by Micheal Bond-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhtnyuP
Tidy by Emily Gravett- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSQEPbc8Mc
A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xFTGakzEIA
Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burgular by Emily McKenzie- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj20MAmb1c4
Shify McGifty and Slippery Sam by Tracey Corderoy- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is8ZAUfrkus
The Squirrels who Squabbled by Rachel Bright- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUxkmQKdTwQ
You can't take an elephant on the bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9_AO-kUcmk

There is also a variety of audio books available at https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/
Useful documents for phonics

Children could have a go at: reading and writing tricky words, reading and writing Phase 5 words, reading and writing Year 1 common exception words, practising letter formation handwriting and reading and writing sentences, using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Daily Phonics practise 

Children should be practising Phase 5 phonics sounds everyday. A simple lesson may look like this:

1) Recapping and revising Phase 5 sounds using flashcards 
2) Reading words with Phase 5 sounds in 
3) Writing words with Phase 5 sounds in 

Twinkl are providing free resources online that are useful for reading: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-1-year-1-year-2
Another fun game that is very useful is 'Buried Treasure': https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

If you do access these websites, please focus on Phase 4 and Phase 5 phonics. Children should read first, then move on to writing. 
Mathematics

In maths we are looking at numbers 0-50. During time off school, it is important children have time to practise mathematics they have learnt this year, and revise this until we return to school. All children are provided with workbooks to show their work when we do return to school. Feel free to use manipulatives/ concrete objects to show their mathematics and thinking (sometimes this can be more fun), and you could show this by sending photos/work to my email which I can share for other adults and children to see. For extra help, we use WhiteRose Maths. Use the link to access more resources: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Children can practise simple additions, within both 10 and 20. E.g. 13 + 4 = 
Practising subtractions within 10 and 20. E.g. 17 - 6 = 
Working out how many tens and ones numbers have (from 0-50) E.g. 34 has 3 tens and 4 ones
Practise counting to 50 forwards and backwards 
Practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's
Names and properties of shapes

Useful links for Mathematics
Jack Hartman Counting in 2's- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxvNtrcDIs
Jack Hartman Counting to 50- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtNskltyA0E
Jack Hartman Counting in 10's- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7stosHbZZZg
Jack Hartman Counting in 5's- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8

Mental Mathematics

Mental mathematics can also be practised by setting children certain time frames to complete a set of simple questions. We suggest that 15 minutes is provided for 15 questions. Children will undertsand this process as 'Fluent in 15'. 
Another way to make mental maths fun is to have a go at the online game 'Hit the Button'. We play this in class so children will be familair with the game. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Easy Mathematics to do at home
At home Acer has done some wonderful money work, using real life coins.
Have your own money challenge just like Acer has.
1) What coins could you use to buy a 30p banana? How many ways can you do this? 
2) I have 50p. Apples are 10p, sweets are 5p and oranges are 20p. What can I buy? 
3) Can you recognise and draw the coins. Label the coins using the 'p' and '£' sign. 
KS1 National Curriculum Links
Sharing Work Week 1

I have already received emails with children's work, and please carry on sending what you have being doing. I can't wait to see what you do this week. Have a look at what Alisa has done already! Furthermore, Qais has emailed in with his beautiful Maths and writing key word work. Oliver has had an amazing week, both having a go at writing sentences and additions. Have a look at how he has drawn tens and ones! Acer has completed some work on Paddington too, making a story board and answering key questions about the story. Well Done everyone!

Sharing Work Week 2

Already this week I have seen some wonderful work. Well Done everyone for keeping the good work going and sending work to my email. Have a look a Benji's maths and writing. He has used the booklet provided by school to do some activities. I really like the one about what he likes! Alisa has emailed in again, with the most beautiful work in maths, writing and phonics. She has focused on counting in 5's, Phase 5 sounds in phonics and additions. Take a look at her good examples of learning. Malakai has also set in some wonderful art work and phonics practise. He has made some phonics sound sticks that are brilliant! This is an easy way to focus on sounds your child might need some help with. Well Done Malakai. Linton has also sent in some wonderful writing in. Keep up the good work everyone. Ollie has also sent in some work where he has wrote about a fantasy pet, and also completed his Fluent in 15 from Tuesday. Could you look at Ollies example and write your own? If you had a fantasy pet, what would it be? Acer has really overwhelmed me this week with his beautiful work on the Great Fire of London. He has ordered events, looked back in time at firefighters and answered the Great Fire of London RIC questions. He has also had a go on our class 'Hit the Button' game! Well Done Acer and Ollie! On Wednesday, Imogen went for a morning walk and made a rainbow of hope for her window. Have you had a go at the rainbow yet?

Sharing Work Week 3

During the Easter Holiday I will share all the lovely work sent to my email in this gallery. Alisa has sent the work she completed last week. Have a look for good examples to try at home. Hubert has also practised his handwriting, mathematics and reading comprehension. Well Done Hubert.

Sharing Work Week 4

Welcome back after the Easter holidays. Have a look at good examples of work from Linton, Oliver, Sofia, Alisa, Thomas and Acer. Well done everybody, keep it up!

Sharing Work Week 5

Week 5 already! Thank you so much for children and parents/carers still completing work. Have a look at Acer, Alisa, Thomas and Sofia's brilliant start to the week. Well Done Ruby class!

Sharing Work Week 6

Welcome to week 6!! Remember to email and send work to my email address I look forward to seeing everyone's work. Have a look at Acer's great start to the week. If you are struggling to access class work please email or call the school and I can provide a pack of work to be collected at school for further help. In addition, see Thomas' wonderful work on Ramadan, Spring and writing 'ed' endings. Alisa has looked closely at capital cities in the UK and she even went on a Spring walk. Well Done Thomas and Alisa.

Sharing Work Week 7

Week 7 already, and hopefully we will be back at school soon. Both myself and Mrs Hirst miss you all very much. Take a look at Acer's brilliant start to the week. I particularly like his work on being a good friend. In addition, Sofia has started to grow cress in her garden. She has started to write a journal, just like our class cress. Alisa and Thomas have also sent me work, come and have a look.

Project work (History and Geography)

In project time, we have focused on London. Our next project leads on from this, looking at The Great Fire of London. Please look at the Great Fire of London PowerPoint and answer the reading questions afterwards. Answers could we written in homework books. I have provided story cards too to sequence, to build up their knowledge and understanding of the event. Children can also make their own London newspaper, poems and senses sheet based upon the Great Fire of London.

Easter Holiday Fun 

During the Easter Holidays a perfect idea to keep children busy is to bake! Children love to be messy and have fun.
Have a go at baking some Easter chocolate buns and send the pictures to Miss Berry's email address.
I would love to share the fun you are having.
Acer has made Easter Cornflake buns! Have a look at his lovley work. 


The recipe can be found at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/eastereggnests_93841

 
Art and Design 

Keeping things fun at home is a good way to pass time. Children have already sent in wonderful pieces of art work and keep it up! Here are some ideas of what you could do at home: 

Easter pictures and cards 
Painting egg's for Easter
Making a card for someone special, maybe for someone who you can't see at the moment (grandparents/ friends)
Finger painting 
Paint or draw a rainbow for your window 
Paint numbers or letters
Make an Easter Bonnet

Have a look on this wonderful website for easy art ideas at home:https://www.happinessishomemade.net/quick-easy-kids-crafts-anyone-can-make/
Mindfulness

Mindfulness can improve mental wellbeing, for both parents and children. So why not spend 10 minutes of your day practising mindfulness and improving your mental wellbeing. This could be a part of your morning routine and getting your children ready for a positive day. Similarly,  before bedtime can be calming and relaxing for children who are feeling overwhelmingly stressed during school closures. 

Benefits of mindfulness 

Improves mental wellbeing
Combats anxiety 
Helps to manage stress
Increases feelings of calm

How to be mindful
Meditation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=CvF9AEe-ozc&feature=emb_logo
Mindful colouring/drawing
Visit: https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/ for mindfulness activities for children and adults. 
Go for a walk
Talk to your children about how they are feeling and allow for children to talk to you about thier worries and feelings
PE with Joe  (Live Monday to Friday at 9am) on his YouTube channel 'The Body Coach TV'.