Welcome to Class 11
May Half Term Activities
Check out the document below for some fun activities you could try over the May Half Term.
Monday 20th April 2020
We hope you have had a restful Easter. We have updated the list of websites and links below. We will continue to set additional things for children on Purple Mash and you should have received a Times Table Rock Stars log in with your learning pack.
There are a couple of additions to the website list which we just wanted to draw your attention to:
Have a wonderful week and stay safe!
Miss Dunwoody and Miss Earl
Jigsaw PHSE: Jigsaw PSHE have provided these free materials to help support children and families during lockdown. Below are two links to stories with activities. The stories are suitable for children 5 +.
Friday 27th March 2020
We hope you are all well.
Here are our top five recommendations from the list below, particularly if you have completed the literacy and numeracy work in the packs sent home. In addition to this, work is being regularly set on Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/StNicolasOX14
Twinkl are offering free access to parents, including their own home learning packs and a suggested daily timetable. Use the code: UKTWINKLHELPS.
2. Joe Wicks YouTube
Watch Joe Wicks live every day at 9am and keep active. Suitable for all the family.
3. Top Marks
A range of maths and literacy games to support learning.
4. White Rose Maths
Helpful videos to teach children and downloadable worksheets and answers sheets.
Fantastic resource for writing stimulus. A new image daily and writing ideas. Well worth a look.
Please see below for a comprehensive list of useful websites and links to support learning at home.
Miss Dunwoody and Miss Earl
Please find below a list of helpful websites that can be used to support your child's learning at home.
From the 20th April, the BBC have daily lessons for literacy, maths and topic.
The Training Space – Super Sentence Stackers (Youtube)
Starting Mon 23rd March, Jane Considine will be delivering a series of English sessions via webinars for pupils, parents and teachers every weekday until the schools re-open. At 9.45am, she will announce the focus film of the day (a short animation). There will be a live webinar outlining the daily task at 10.30am. You can send these into Jane (by 2pm) and she will choose some to turn into a story (these will be announced at 3.30pm). You can access previous sessions via Youtube as well as watching live.
Top Marks - Maths
A range of maths games to support mental calculation and mathematical concepts.
Top Marks - English
A range of English games to support spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading.
Most children will have visited Trinity Church in Year 3 for the Easter Experience. For those of you that would like to recreate the experience at home, Trinity Learning have produced an Easter Experience at home script that you can use.
National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE)
Free Key Stage 2 Home Learning Resources
White Rose Maths
Home learning for Year 5. Really helpful video to teach children and downloadable worksheets and answer sheets for each lesson. We use a lot of White Rose in school.
Access to free singing content.
Educational videos, including those to keep you active.
Free home schooling plans for all subjects.
Please see your child's homework book for their login.
A new image daily and writing ideas. Well worth a look.
Free home learning packs for each year group.
Free online games and activities.
Joe Wicks YouTube
Keep active with Joe Wicks - A range of active activities and live streamed PE lessons at 9am each weekday morning.
BBC Super Movers
Fun curriculum linked resources to get your class moving while they learn.
Abingdon Partnership of Schools
A selection of English activities
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. Twinkl School Closure free access code: UKTWINKLHELPS use it at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Term 3 and 4
This term our topic is Frozen Kingdom.
In Literacy, we are going to be using the book Shackleton's Journey by William Grill to learn about Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic and finding out about the Titanic.
In Science, we will be looking at how animals are adapted to their environment and materials and their properties.
In Geography, we will be looking at the different polar regions and the characteristics of their extreme climates.
In Music and Art, we will look at the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis); we will create art work using chalk and oil pastels and a soundscape to depict the Northern Lights. We will also be learning about the significance of sea shanties and creating our own to accompany tasks in the classroom. We will also look at different colour tones to create abstract iceberg art. In Design and Technology, we will be making igloos out of different materials and exploring how these are constructed.