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Online learning for the week beginning: 22nd February 2021

Welcome to the Spring 2 term! smiley I hope everyone has had a lovely half term break, so now you are ready for out new topic! Originally, our topic was Rio de Viva!, however, I have decided to choose a different country to look at beforehand for these (hopefully) last two weeks of online learning. The country we are focusing on first is..... INDIA! 

We will be learning about lots of different aspects to do with India, and then when we are back at school we can make headdresses, put on a carnival and learn everything about Brazil/Rio. 


Below is the link to the timetable, and I will continue to post my links on vimeo for English, phonics, handwriting and reading vipers through dojo.  


This week year 1s will start a new block of work on measurement: length and height. They will be comparing lengths, comparing heights and measuring length. The use of a ruler comes later in the block, however, if you would like to practise this at home that's completely fine and up to you smiley. The video clip links are on the timetable ready for you, and below are the worksheets to complete. Monday and Thursdays lessons are more practical. 


This week in English we will be completing activities based on 'Elephant Dance'. The link to the video clip of the story is on the timetable (Tuesday), however, there is also a PowerPoint in the story that you might prefer to look through, and you will need for Thursday's lesson. The children will begin the week by writing a recount of their half term using time connectives, they will listen to the story and write about/draw their favourite part, they will complete a reading comprehension and finally learn about similes. I will post a video clip for each lesson the previous afternoon before. 


We will continue to learn phase 5b in phonics which are the alternative sounds and can be quite tricky to get our heads around! I was really pleased with the phonics work from last term and I'm sure the children will be just as brilliant this term, however, please do not stress if your child isn't picking up the alternative sounds as we will be recapping this when we get back to school, and making sure phonics is embedded in us each day! On the first day back (Monday 22nd) I thought it would be a good idea to recap of the previous sounds, so go through the phase 3 and 5 flashcards, and play the games on phonics play if possible. There are only 3 sounds to focus on this week, and I will post a video clip lesson for each smiley. The activities for the week are:

Reading Vipers

This week I will introduce a new book for our reading viper lessons. This half term we are going to focus on wellbeing, especially as we will hopefully be settling back into school and a bit of normality! When we are back at school we are going to use the book 'The Koala who could' so that's something to look forward to, but for the first two weeks of the Spring 2 term our book focus for vipers is going to be 'The Squirrels Who Squabbled'. I hope you will all enjoy this book too! The question and answer sheet for this week is below:


Handwriting and presentation was a huge focus last term, and I think everyone definitely succeeded in making their work look presentable and extremely neat. This week in handwriting I would like you to write the sentence 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'. This sentence is used in handwriting interventions with KS1 children because it has every type of letter in it. I would like you to set a 3 minute timer (or longer) and see how many times you can write the sentence out in your neatest handwriting. Don't worry about the clock you're not having to beat it!


Below are the resources that you will need for our new topic. You will need these for RE, Art, Geography, Science and the creative/construction times. I will explain all of the topic bits in more detail on my morning clips and on zoom. 

Have a brilliant first week back and I am really looking forward to seeing your work come through again on your dojo profiles! If you need anything at all please get in touch with me on dojo or through email: smileyyes