Information for home learning
Hi there! Mr Paterson here.
I just wanted to write you a quick letter to say how much I miss you and wish we could be spending the end of term together. I had so many exciting ideas for us, but I guess I will have to save those for next year.
I have loved getting your emails and pictures of your work through Class Dojo. They are the highlight of my day and I always make sure to show them to Walter, as he is also very invested in your work!
Walter has not enjoyed having me around the house as much as I have been over the last few months. He doesn’t get the zoomies but he does wail VERY LOUDLY at all hours of the night and especially when I am in very important meetings. He is currently sunbathing and leaving little patches of fluff around the house for me to find… delightful.
I am hoping you are still having a Friday dance disco, even though you won’t get to see my brilliant dancing. It is fun and it doesn’t have to be about work. Just put your favourite song on really loud and dance like nobody is watching. You will feel better and it’s fun to be a little weird and crazy sometimes.
Speaking of work, here is your pack for the rest of the term. This is all stuff to do with our topic, but I want you to do some other stuff for me as well.
- Think about the job you might want when you grow up? Why do you want that job? What do you have to do to get there?
- Find a place around the world that you would love to visit. A mountain you want to climb, a beautiful beach you want to visit or a city full of adventures. Let me know where you choose.
- Take time for yourself, spend 10 minutes alone. Just be you, you are enough, and you are awesome. Being outside, if you can, helps.
That’s it. No marking, no score out of 10, just for you.
So, keep me updated and enjoy the rest of the term. I miss you all like mad and I can’t wait to see you again, whenever that is.
Stay home, stay safe, stay awesome!
Lesson 1 – Deforestation of the rainforest
Lesson 2 – Fairtrade and rainforests
Lesson 3 – The story of chocolate
Lesson 1 – American revolution
Lesson 2 – The presidents
Lesson 3 – George Washington
Lesson 4 – I have a dream
Lesson 4 – Changes in old age
Lesson 5 – Gestation period
Lesson 6 – Life expectancy
For Parents – In addition to the learning packs, parents please visit these useful resources where you can find loads of free e-books, online videos, sound blending and sight words.
Times table Rock Stars –https://ttrockstars.com/
Read write inc guide – www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home
Support for learning – https://global.oup.com/education/support-learning-anywhere
Helpful links – Useful online links
Twinkl is a website full of resources. It is especially useful in finding good Maths and English activities. Please just ensure that you are using age appropriate resources, otherwise your child may struggle. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
Top Marks has many games for many different subjects. I recommend using it for Maths games. Make sure you select ‘Early Years’ to ensure your child is playing age relevant games. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Phonics Play has many games that will help develop your child’s knowledge of phonics.
Odd and Bob is another phonics game. The aim is for your child to sound out words and sort them into real words and nonsense words.
Maths as a school we follow this scheme for much of our Maths teaching. They have online videos and worksheet that you can use. Below are the links for each year group:
Year 1: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Various celebrities are offering you and your children free daily resources to help with their education while schools are closed, why not try some of the following:
Cooking with Jamie Oliver https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL
Dance with Oti Mabuse https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/
Dance with Darcey Bussell https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
English from David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/
Enrichment West Mercia Search & Rescue are running a FREE water safety online course. It should take around 20 – 30 minutes to complete and can be done in bitesize chunks. Once completed students can receive a certificate and best of all come away with a thorough understanding of the hazards of water; a knowledge of associated safety precautions and rescue techniques – https://westmerciasar.org.uk/homeanddry/free-water-safety-online-course/
History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
PE Starting Monday to Friday at 9am from his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV – https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1. Jo Wicks will be the Nations PE Teacher, performing follow along PE sessions. We encourage our students to get involved to help maintain their physical activity during the school closure.
Science with Maddie Moate https://www.youtube.com/maddiemoate
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule