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Online Safety
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Welcome to Orcas Class page


Dear parents,

Welcome to Orcas Class Page.

I hope you will find the information on this page helpful.
If you need to contact me, please use the messaging feature on Class Dojo. 

Links on the class timetable will take you to teaching PowerPoints for the week. You can use these for home learning if your child needs to self-isolate, but is feeling well enough to do school work. 

Best wishes,

Mrs Danielle Smout


Learning activities Term 1

 

Our topic this term is ‘Where in the world is Rye?" As you can imagine, it has a strong Geography focus. The children will be learning about the European continent. They will do a country study and compare Rye with a different European town, looking at physical and human geographical features.

Our main texts this term are ‘The house of the Cats: and other tales from Europe' and 'The Hunter' by Paul Geraghty. These books support the work we will do in English, Geography and Science. We will be reading traditional tales from various European countries. We will be writing an alternative version of a traditional tale, a report about a European country and a folk tale.  

In science lessons, we will be learning about all living things: nutrition, food chains, skeletons and muscles, with a particular focus on animals we find in Europe.  

More details about the learning focus in this term will be posted in the newsletter. 

 

Class timetable 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 Maths

Maths

group interventions

Maths

Maths

Maths

English

English

English

English

English

Grammar

Book Talk
 

Book Talk

see Tuesday

Book Talk

see Tuesday

Comprehension

Science

activity

Geography

Music

PE

PSHE

Art

Computing

PE

French

Help with Learning @Home 

Maths

Maths Parent Work Books

Please choose the appropriate year group or level for your child.

Year 1 parent work books
Autumn
Block 3 Shape
Spring
Summer
Block 2 Fractions
Block 5 Money
Block 6 Time
Year 2 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Money
Spring
Block 1 Division
Block 2 Statistics
Block 4 Fractions
Summer
Block 2 Time
Block 3 Measurement
 
 
Year 3 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Spring
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Statistics
Block 5 Fractions
Summer
Block 1 Fractions
Block 2 Time
Block 4 Measurement
 
 
 
Year 4 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Spring
Block 3 Area
Block 4 Fractions
Block 5 Decimals
Summer
Block 1 Decimals
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Time
Block 4 Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

Other subjects

  • STEM, various home learning activities with a focus on science, computing, technology and maths
  • James Dyson's science challenges
  • Science for families in partnership with the University of Manchester
  • BBC Bitesize daily lessons in all subjects.
  • Oak National Academy provides free daily lessons in all subjects. Especially good for English grammar and maths revision. Year 3 and Year 4

 

Resources for you to download

Multiplication grid
100 square

Fronted adverbials word mat how, when, where words and phrases

Adjectives word mat 1 to describe a noun
Adjectives word mat 2

Conjunctions to extend sentences

Sentence openers for non-fiction
Sentence openers 

Statutory spellings year 3/4

Maths  objectives year 3
            objectives year 4 number and other maths
Writing objectives year 3
             objectives year 4
Reading objectives year 3 
              objectives year 4               

 

Websites to help with Home Learning

ClassDojo children can post stories, pictures, and videos of their work on ClassDojo, either in their portfolio or via a message for me to put in their portfolio. If they like, I can even share it with the whole class. It is a great way to stay motivated and connected. The app and website are free to download / use. I look forward to seeing their work.

How to help your child with maths at home for parents
Maths dictionary for parents
Times Tables Rockstars
Mathsbot for helpful manipulatives like dienes, numicon, counters and numberlines
Top Marks offers numerous learning games and activities in all subjects
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
DK Find Out! Excellent for curious minds

 

Reading with your child

Oxford Reading Owl for free books
Open Library books to borrow
Virtual Library from the National Literacy Trust
Reading Eggs Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 

  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: ‘I wonder if… what do you think?’ ‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 
  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: ‘So, you think that…’ ‘Did you expect…to happen?’ ‘Why do you think that happened?’
  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: ‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’ ‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’
  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: ‘Have you learnt about…at school?’ ‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’
  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: ‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’ ‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

At school we use the Reading Rainbow to give children a reading focus (a lens to read with) and sentence starters to answer questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Phonics

Phonics KrissKross puzzles
How to solve KrissKross puzzles

Phase 2

Soundmat
Reading and writing activity

Phase 3

Soundmat
Spelling activity

Phase 5

Soundmat
Spelling activity oy
Spelling activity oe
Spelling activity o-e
Spelling activity ue
Spelling activity u-e
Spelling activity ir
Spelling activity ph
Spelling activity ea
Spelling activity ou
Spelling activity wh
 


Staying active

When you are self-isolating and feeling well, it is important to keep active physically as well as mentally.

Cosmic Yoga 
GoNoodle
Unicef learn with me - crafting, baking and dancing activity videos from around the world by children for children.

 


 

Archive Term 1

timetable w/c 13.9.21

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 Maths

Maths

group interventions

Maths

Maths

Maths

English

English

English

English

English

Grammar

Book Talk
 

Book Talk

see Tuesday

Book Talk

see Tuesday

Comprehension

Science

activity

Geography

Music

PE

PSHE

Art

Computing

PE

French

timetable w/c  6.9.21

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 Maths

Maths

assessment

Maths

Maths

Maths

English

assessment

English

English

English

English

Grammar

Book Talk
 

Book Talk

see Tuesday

Book Talk

see Tuesday

Comprehension

Science

activity

Geography

activity

PE

PSHE

PE

Music

Computing

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