Hello Squirrel Class!
I hope that you are having a nice time at home playing, spending time with your family and also doing some learning to help you be 'on your way'. I have absolutely loved teaching each and every one of you this year (...so far) and can't wait to provide you with even more learning opportunities now that you are at home.
First of all, take time to play and relax! Second of all, wash your hands!
On this page I will include many things that you can read, watch, listen to, download etc to help you extend your learning through phonics, writing, stories, maths, exploring the world around you, family time, creativity and FUN.
I will update this page every week with a 'learning grid' for the week. This grid will be full of suggested tasks that you might like to try and complete.
This page will take the form of a 'learning journey', starting with week 1 and moving forward from there.
If you do complete some work at home I would love it if you could upload your work by taking photos and videos - please upload this work onto Tapestry and I will try my very best to leave you a comment.
For now, stay safe, take care
If you cannot access tapestry... my email address is: email@example.com if you want to email anything there!
If you would like to watch a phonics lesson live, similar to the style and structure I would teach in our normal school day there will be live ‘Speed Sounds’ lessons you can watch at home.
Welcome to Squirrel Class!
Miss Moss and Mrs Tilley
“The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.”
We plan opportunities for children to:
We want children to value themselves, others and learning!
Term 4 - Are eggs alive?
During the last week of Term 3, whilst reading ‘Little Red Hen’, the children became interested in eggs. This term we will be having a special visitor who will bring eggs waiting to hatch in an incubator. It is very exciting and so our topic will focus around the question 'Are Eggs Alive?'
We will look closely at the natural world; discuss what we see and talk about changes that take place over time. We will also be learning to use our words to sequence events, to share our thoughts, feelings and ideas.
The children will think carefully about whether eggs are alive or not. Some of us think they are because things like chicks can come out of them whereas some of us think eggs are not alive because we eat them for breakfast. We will watch the eggs in the incubator very carefully to see what happens.
We will also learn that all sorts of creatures come from eggs.. including… DINOSAURS.
Last of all, we will make connections between everything we have learnt about new life to the Easter story. We will learn about the Christian celebration of Easter and listen to the Easter story. We will compare and contrast the ways we celebrate Easter with other traditions and festivals that we have learnt about already. For example, Christians send cards at Easter and Hindus send cards at Diwali. Some celebrations are special to Easter. For example, the Easter Bunny only comes at Easter time.
We will learn about Christian beliefs and that Christians believe that Jesus came back to life after he died on the cross. We know that this happened on Easter Sunday and we will focus our last week of the term on why people give eggs at Easter time.
Links to homework documents are below. Thank you so much for your support with homework last term, the standard has never been so high! It is fantastic to have such strong parental support.
Mrs Tilley and I are looking forward to this term, watch this space for updates on our learning journey.
Teach a child to read and keep that child reading and we will change everything.
And I mean everything.
We use Read Write Inc (Ruth Miskin) to deliver Phonics teaching. Our phonics sessions are focused and fast. We want children to ‘keep up’, not have to ‘catch up’ and so we reinforce learning for those that need it throughout the day.
We will be looking in depth at our shared stories and will make story maps to help us when retelling them. We will use non-fiction books and the internet to find out information. There will also be a variety of shared and independent reading and writing activities as well phonics lessons. Some of the stories we will be sharing are: