Welcome to Class 1/2
In Summer 2 our topics are 'The Seaside' and 'Animals and their habitats'...
Here is a special message from the children in Class 1/2...
Class 1/2 Weekly Challenges
Each week I am setting the children a challenge to complete at home. The children that want to take part send a video of themselves completing the challenge and I make them all into a big video. This way we get to see our class family together and it puts a smile on our faces!
Challenge 1: Floss Challenge
Challenge 2: What's new?
Challenge 3: The Floor Is Lava Challenge
Home Learning Information
The Government have released a recommended list of resources for learning at home: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education
They have also put together an online classroom with the Oak National Academy. To access this you just need to follow this link, press on the year group and it has daily plans of activities: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule
Another great online resource that you could use to help support home learning is 'Classroom Secrets'. They have also planned daily lessons for each year group. To access this you just need to follow this link, press on the year group and the day and it will provide you with a variety of lessons for all subjects that can be completed online! https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-learning-timetable/?selectedweek=20200420&selectedyear=year1&selectedday=monday#timetable
Summer 1 Suggested Weekly Timetables
White Rose Hub Maths Worksheets
Below you will find the weekly worksheets to go wth your White Rose Hub Maths link on your suggested timetable. If you follow the link on the timetable, watch the video of the lesson and then underneath here I have attached the document list of all the worksheet activities to go with each lesson for the week.
If you are not caught up to the current week that is not a problem! If you press on the link, you are still able to access all the homes learning videos and tasks from Week 1.
Year 1 video lesson link for the daily lessons: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Year 2 video lesson link for the daily lessons: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
Week 6 = W.C 1st June
Number Bond Challenges
These number bond challenges are a great way to do the 5 minute marathons practicing basic arithmetic skills. Using the same concept, start off with Challenge 1 and put the 5 minute timer on. During that 5 minutes children should complete as many questions as possible independently. When the timer goes off, the children stop and put their pencils down. If they have got a few of the questions wrong, the next time you do the challenge, do the same one (the idea is that every time they will improve their score). If they have got all the questions correct then move them onto the next challenge. Here are a few challenges to get you started. You can always create your own set of questions putting the = sign at the front e.g 10=8+2 or missing number sentences e.g 10 + __ = 25
Year 1 Maths Mat Summer 2
Year 2 Maths Mats Summer 2
Year 2 KS1 SATS past papers
Although Year 2 children this year will not be sitting their SATs, if you would like to access the past papers then check the link below.
Below are some Year 2 arithmetic practice papers from Twinkl that are also useful.
Geography PowerPoints - The Seaside
Science Summer 2 PowerPoints - Animals and their habitats
If the science lesson link on your weekly timetable doesn't work then you will be able to find the lessons underneath as a document. Each document provides you with the weekly Science activities. There are 6 documents, 1 for each week. The PowerPoints will give you the information to teach the lessons to your child.
Although children will not be completing their phonics screening tests this year, it is still essential that they are reading everyday and experiencing some phonics practice.
Below are some phonics resources. Children should practice reading words and identify which words are real and which words are alien words (not real words).
If you want to find more phonics resources like this, please go to this link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/literacy/literacy-phonics
In phonics we work at Phase 3,4 and 5. Explore each phase's activities and work to the ability of your child.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar mats
Please use these links to download the SPaG mats if the documents below do not open:
Common Exception Words
As most of you are aware from our parents evenings and termly spellings tests, that I usually test the children on the Year 1/Year 2 common exception words. We look for children being able to spell the words and to also use them in their writing (also being spelt correctly). The idea is that by the end of the academic year, hopefully children can spell the majority of these words and spell them correctly in their writing.
I have added some common exception words activity mats below, with the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words assessments. You could use this first to assess the children's reading of these words and then do the spelling test.
If you want to find more resources like this go to this link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/literacy/literacy-phonics/literacy-phonics-common-exception-words
If you lose homework/spellings sheets, please do not hesitate to ask for another copy. I always have spares in my classroom available (we all lose things - it is not a problem!)
Spellings for Summer 2 Overviews - W.C 1st June
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3 Jun Class 1 have had a fantastic first few days back. Here is our bubble so far with some of our self-portraits and the… https://t.co/yS7TL4e9O1
2 Jun Class 1/2 using chalk to create their lighthouse silhouette’s this afternoon to go with our ‘Seaside’ topic.🏖🖍⛵️… https://t.co/lvrXn0oIFJ
22 May We're so proud to be able to share our Ofsted inspection report. We're lucky to have such a hard working team with… https://t.co/QCWiGQBl0p
20 Apr Go to our website to see a special video message from our staff...we miss you all! #stgilescurriculum https://t.co/TzteDJza8D
5 Apr What an amazingly kind and thoughtful act from one of our talented parents and her little girl Coraline - your work… https://t.co/JC3LYHCYVK
20 Mar Our Class 1/2 Family 🍎 (the wind didn’t want to play) https://t.co/BXfdrw9e6Q
20 Mar Year One having a balloon party after PE this morning! "Let your smile change the world but don't let the world ch… https://t.co/5eoWazuxTz