During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!


Welcome to the Super Seahorses Class page!

We are a Year 1 and 2 class. Our teacher is Miss Birkby.

We are a wonderful class and just like our namesake we help each other to swim and are very hardworking! Did you know that Seahorses prefer to swim in pairs with their tails linked together. Also, they swim upright and propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second.

Latest News

Our school is one of the many partially closed by the Government to get the infection rate under control. Government guidelines state that a minimum of three hours of home learning is required to be completed daily by your child(ren). Please help your child(ren) to complete at least one English, one maths, and one foundation subject lesson each day. Reading and Phonics should also be practised daily.

Below, you will find information about our school routine and our learning for the term.

I will be continuing to update this page regularly, so please keep visiting. Following government protocols, information for home learning can be found below.  The work set for remote learning is the same as that which our key-worker children will be doing in school.  Please photograph your child's learning daily and upload it to their portfolio on ClassDojo so that we can celebrate their achievements and award Dojos, as we would do when they are in school.  The key stage 1 team will be in contact with you to give help and support with your child's learning weekly.

I look forward to talking to you soon and seeing you from across the playground as soon as we can (in-line with government guidelines of course!).  In the meantime, if you would like to contact me, you can do so by Class Dojo or through contacting the school office.

Best wishes, stay safe and well,

Miss Birkby


Online Safety

Children, remember your e-safety rules: make sure you let your parents know you are online and share what you are learning about.

During this time of remote learning, it has become more fundamental than ever to keep our children safe online.  The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to do this. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
TikTok
Among Us
Playstation
X-Box


Term 3 - Our Topic is 'Fire Fire' - our learning will be based on the Great Fire of London.

This Week's Learning

Hot off the Press! This week's Spelling List

Week 2 - 11.01.21 - 15.01.21

Timetable

KS1 Timetable – Term 3, Week 2

Please follow the links on the timetable to see and download this week's learning activities.  It is the same learning that the children will be completing in the bubble.
To support access to learning on different platforms, most work has has been duplicated into PDF documents.

Please do not feel obliged to print off all the pages for the children to work on: we are more than happy for the children to complete the work on paper, for you to photograph and upload to their portfolio on Class Dojo. All work will be posted by 8:30am in the morning but, as you see, most is posted well before.
 

 

8:30 – 8:55
Register

8:55 – 9:20

9:20 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:25

11:25 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:45

12:45 – 1:00

1:00 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:30

2:40– 3:00

Monday
– 11.01.21

Early Morning Activity

Phonics

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

   English Poetry

Powerpoint for the week 

PowerPoint, with audio

PDF Presentation

Monday's Activity sheet (Word)
Activity sheet (PDF)

   

    


Break

Maths
Addition & Subtraction

Maths  - Powerpoint for the week

PowerPoint for the week (PDF version)

PowerPoint - Mon (audio)

Word version:
Level 1 
Level 2      Level 3

PDF version:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Maths
Meeting

Dividing

PowerPoint

Worksheet (Word)

Worksheet (PDF)

Class
Assembly

Lunch

Book Talk

Guided Reading

Science
Everyday Materials
Physical Properties

PowerPoint
PDF Presentation

Questions

 

Story time

Tuesday
– 12.01.21

Early Morning Activity

Phonics

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

English Poetry

Tuesday's activity sheet Word 

Activity sheet (PDF)

Maths
Addition & Subtraction

PowerPoint - Tues (audio)

Word version:
Level 1      Level 2      Level 3

PDF version:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Handwriting
Yellow Family

Letter formation
i, l and t

Click here for further information

Class
Assembly

Book Talk

Guided Reading

History

What can you learn about the
Great Fire of London?

PowerPoint

PDF Presentation

 

Questions (Word)

Questions (PDF)

 

Story time

Wednesday –
13.01.21

Early Morning Activity Phonics

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

English
Poetry

Wednesday's activity sheet (Word)

Activity sheet (PDF)

Maths
Addition & Subtraction

PowerPoint - Weds (audio)
Weds (PDF version)

Level 1      Level 2      Level 3

PDF version:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Maths
Meeting
Division

PowerPoint

Worksheet  (Word)

Worksheet (PDF)

Assembly

Guest
Speaker

Book Talk

Guided Reading

Computing

Adding and removing text

PowerPoint
1. Typing
2. Adding Text
3. Using backspace to remove text

PE

Cosmic Yoga
Cracker the Dragon

Story time

Thursday – 14.01.21

Early Morning Activity Phonics

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

English Poetry

Here is another list poem that I think you'll enjoy!
I know someone (Michael Rosen)

Performance activity (PDF)

Maths
Addition & Subtraction

PowerPoint - Thurs (audio)
Thurs (PDF version)

Level 1      Level 2      Level 3

PDF version:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Handwriting
Yellow Family

Letter formation (words)
i, l and t
 

Click here for further information

Singing
Assembly

Book Talk

Guided Reading

Geography

Famous London Landmarks

PowerPoint

PDF Presentation

 

Story time

Friday

15.01.21

Early Morning Activity Phonics

Fast Phonics (accessed through Reading Eggs)

Purple Mash 2Dos

English
Spelling test

Ask someone in your family to test you on your spellings.Just like school, you need to write them down.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Level 1 (PDF)
Level 2 (PDF)
Level 3 (PDF)

Maths
Addition & Subtraction

PowerPoint - Fri (audio)
Fri (PDF version)

Level 1      Level 2      Level 3

PDF version:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

 

Maths
Meeting

Story time

Book Talk

Guided Reading

Art

Collage

PowerPoint

PDF Presentation

PSHE

Setting Goals

PowerPoint

PDF Presentation

Celebration
Assembly

 


Additional resources

This week's Spelling List

Homework - Term 3

Please click here to find our Homework challenge sheet. The links below lead you straight to the additional sheets you will need.
Whilst this homework is for children in the bubble, those working at home will find supplementary practical activities that support the term's curriculum.

 

Homework Challenge - bread recipe
Homework Challenge - cakes recipe
Homework Challenge - Rhyming games

Spellings

Spellings are set each Friday, and tested the following Friday. In addition, all children should know how to spell the days of the week by the end of Year 1 (including the capital letter!).  Please help your child learn these key words.

Spelling frame is another site that also has a range of activities to help practise spelling patterns and conventions.

 

 

Handwriting:

Here are handwriting pages that we use in class.  The letters have been grouped as they are formed in similar ways, apart from Blue family which have their own distinctive shapes.  Forming letters correctly help the children to begin joining their letters clearly.  It's a good idea to make sure that handwriting is practised sitting with a good posture at a table.  They can be done independently and, as long as they hold the pencil or pen correctly, they can use any writing equipment they like.

Go for quality over quantity. Although the sheets are A4, only spend 15-20 minutes at a time.  Have a break, or use the handwriting as quick early morning activity.

If your child finds letter formation challenging, it's a good idea to write the letters as big as possible.  You can even use shampoo or shower gel and write them as large as possible on a tiled wall, shower screen or window!  Only focus on one letter at a time.

 


Learning Archive

Click here to see the archive of previous weeks' learning.


Year 1 and 2 Learning@home.

Purple Mash

Year 1 and 2 use Purple Mash to support learning across the curriculum.  Each child should have their login details however, if you need a remind please do not hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo.

 

Class Dojo

We use ClassDojos in school to reward children for brilliant conduct and fantastic learning.  Invites have been sent to the parents via e-mail so that the children can share their learning with me.  If you have not received an invitation to join, please check your junk/spam folders.  Otherwise, please contact the school by phone or email telling us the e-mail address that you would like to be contacted on; I will do my best to resend you the information you need as soon as I can.
How children sign in to Class Dojo at home.
How to change your Dojo monster!

Reading Eggs

Rye Primary School have purchased a subscription for all our children to access Reading Eggs. It supports each child’s learning by offering individual, one-on-one lessons that allow children to progress at their own rate.  The Reading Eggs programme focuses on a core reading curriculum of phonics and sight words using skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success.  With interactive animations, fun games, great songs and lots of rewards, Reading Eggs is a great place to learn to read. Children are highly motivated to return again and again. At Reading Eggs, learning to read is enjoyable as well as very rewarding. Every                                                                     lesson ends with a new book and a new critter to add to your growing collection.

All children have their own login and password, which can be found in their yellow reading record book.  However, if you need a reminder, please don't hesitate to contact me on ClassDojo.
Click here for further information about Reading Eggs.

Weekly Reading Following feedback from parents, children and Buster Book Club:

Inspire Schools/KM Charity Team Buster's Book Club - Inspire ...

 

We are going to continue to run Busters' Book Club; this is a great scheme which celebrates reading children do outside school. Reading daily is so important and we would like them to read for 15 minutes daily.  Even if it isn't their school reading.  The children can send in their reading minutes on a Thursday as the classes with the most minutes will win extra treats! Throughout lockdown, I am still keen to collect the children's reading minutes so please continue                                                to let me know how long they have read for. Reading Eggs can count towards their total minutes.

Reading

Oxford Owl have a wide range of e-books available to read online.  Many are similar to the colour-banded books we use in school and there is a useful guide that links you to the appropriate level of books for your child.  In addition, many have an audio facility and some have activities linked to the text.

These can all be found in the Oxford Owl for Home area of their website.

Remember also, that reading and re-reading favourite books is an important part of learning to read and developing  a love of reading that should not be underestimated so please take time to enjoy family picture books and stories that you already have at home

Phonics

At Rye Community Primary School, we teach phonics at Key Stage 1 using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme.  Phonics Play provide a wide range of resources that support this.
Fast Phonics also provides further engaging activities.  They can be accessed here, using your child's Reading Eggs login.

English

Instead of a class book, we are exploring different poems.  Please take the opportunity to share these poems and any other poems and rhymes you know, including family favourites, limericks, nursery rhymes and rhymes in other languages.

Michael Rosen - You Tube

Alphabet
Knowing the alphabet is an important  skill that children should know by the end of Year 1.  As they learn the many sounds that make up the English language, it is important that they recognise the letters by their letter names, as well as their sounds so that they can distinguish between different graphemes (letters and letter clusters) that make the same sound.  For example, the 'ay' sound can also be writtern 'ai', 'a-e', and 'ey'.
Here are some fun ways for them to get to know the letter names that make up the alphabet. 

BBC Supermovers - Alphabet song
Alphabet and alphabetical order PowerPoint
Alphabetical order activity sheets
Poster

Learning Steps

  • Say the alphabet in order, saying the names of the letters not the sounds.
  • Put the alphabet in order
  • Match lower and upper case letters.
  • Put words in alphabetical order.
  • Sentence stacking - demonstration writing, using Writing Rainbow
  • Writing sentences, using capital letters to begin the sentences and for proper nouns.
  • Writing sentences, using a full stop at the end of the sentence.
  • Read writing aloud for sense and accuracy.

Maths

Here are some additional maths books that will give further practise in all the maths areas they cover during key stage 1.

Maths Parent Work Books.
Please choose the appropriate year group 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
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Our science topic this term is "Everyday Materials".  We'll be learning about the properties of different materials and what they are used for.  We'll even learn about recycling, so get your bins out!

BBC Learning at Home - Materials

[Click here]  The BBC also has a range of interesting video clips to learn from and enjoy.

Geography and History:

Maps: Using atlases and Google Earth, can you find the UK?
Which continent do we live in?
Label a map of the UK with the different countries.
Where are the capital cities?
What are the different flags for each nation in the UK?
Can you name the seas surrounding the UK?.

National Geographic Kids

 P.E.

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.

 


Useful Links and Websites

  • Phonics Play Comics lots of fun comics to read based on the letter sounds that you know.
  • Vipers Ideas on questions to ask when listening to reading.They can also be used after watching films etc so the reading skills can be developed with even the most reluctant reader!
  • BBC Bitesize lots of information for learning in a variety of subjects.
  • Twinkl - Lots of resources for every subject.
  • Classroom Secrets - Lots of resources for every subject.
  • Top Marks - Educational games for lots of subjects, a particular favourite is 'Telling the Time'.
  • Snappy Maths Year 1 - Activities, worksheets and games for you to use to help with your Maths.
  • Snappy Maths Year 2 - Activities, worksheets and games for you to use to help with your Maths.
  • White Rose Maths Home learning videos and maths resources. The scheme of work that we follow at Rye Primary.                                   WRM have now published free to download parent and pupil workbooks
  • Third Space Learning offers a range of home learning resources with a maths focus. 
  • CBBC Newsround - Keep updated with child friendly news.
  • Teach handwriting - Help you practice your handwriting for a pen licence.
  • Oak National Academy- Online Classroom and resources
  • BBC teach - Free primary resources.

Further ideas for home learning activities:

  • Board games
  • Memory games
  • Listening games
  • Cookery
  • Gardening
  • Phonics and spelling games.
  • Look at newspaper articles.
  • Create to-do lists (with bullet points).
  • Bingo
  • Origami
  • Get bored... children are creative geniuses when they have 'nothing' to do!

To help explain Covid -19 to your children you might find these especially helpful.

A story book that aims to help children understand  and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced.
With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, 'My Hero is You, How kids can come to terms with COVID-19' explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

Nosy Crow is an award winning, small, independent children's book publisher who have produced Coronavirus: A book for children.
Illustrated by the wonderful Axel Scheffler and crammed full with great information, this free digital book will be useful to children, parents and carers.

 

 

 

 

CBBC Operation Ouch!

In this special episode, Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx explore the science behind the current Coronavirus pandemic, answering all your questions along the way about why the outbreak occurred, what the virus does to your body, and how patients are being treated. 

While Dr Xand has been unwell at home with Coronavirus symptoms, Dr Ronx tells us how her emergency department have been caring for patients. Meanwhile, Dr Chris finds out about the latest advancements with a vaccine, and an exciting medical collaboration with Formula One to create ventilators for hospitals. And Mini Xand is joined by Mini Chris and Mini Ronx to give you some top entertainment tips for staying at home.


Audiobooks

 Kid Normal

This first book, by Greg James and Chris Smith, is available as a free audiobook.

It's available here, through Amazon, or via other online audiobook outlets.

David Walliams 

Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!  There is also a catch-up available so you can listen to any stories that you might have missed or re-visit some of your favourites.


Learning Archive

Hot off the Press! This week's Spelling List

Week 1 - 04.01.21 - 08.01.21

Spellings - We had not originally planned a spelling test for the first week back as we didn't set spellings to learn over Christmas; we were just going to go over the days of the week so please feel free to practise these at home if you wish. The usual spelling lists will resume from next week.

 

 

 

8:30 – 8:55

Register

8:55 – 9:20

 

9:20 – 10:15

 

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:25

11:25 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:45

12:45 – 1:00

1:00 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:30

2:40 3:00

Monday – 04.01.21

INSET

 

INSET

 

INSET

Tuesday – 05.01.21

EMA

Phonics

English
Poetry – Experience lesson
New Year Fireworks
 

Begin to learn a poem off by heart.
Explore language that you will be able to use later in the week.

PowerPoint
Lesson sheet 
Additional word mat

BREAK

Maths

Addition and Subtraction

Adding 1 and 2 digit numbers

PowerPoint

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Handwriting

Digits 0-9
Practising size and orientation
Formation

Class Assembly

 

Book Talk – Guided Reading

Science

Everyday Materials

 

Identifying and naming different  materials

Sorting and classifying objects according to the material from which they’re made.

Story time

Wednesday – 06.01.21

EMA

Phonics

English
Poetry – Planning

Use your word bank from Monday to begin writing phrases for your own poem.

Poems should be between 5 and 8 lines long.

PowerPoint
Lesson sheet

Maths

Addition and Subtraction

Adding 1 and 2 digit numbers

PowerPoint
Use the PowerPoint to select the correct level for you child.

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Maths Meeting

Powerpoint
Activity

Guest Speaker Assembly

Book Talk – Guided Reading

Computing

Recognising keys and using a keyboard to create text.

PowerpointPlease share the PowerPoint, then go to Purple Mash where you can practice your typing.

PE

Story time

Thursday – 07.01.21

EMA

Phonics

English
Poetry – Editing & Writing

Make small improvements to your poem and write it in best.
(You may need to finish this on Friday)

PowerPoint
Lesson sheet

Maths

Addition and Subtraction

Adding 1 and 2 digit numbers

PowerPoint
PowerPoint (PDF version)
Level 1
Level 1 (Word)
Level 2

Level 2 (Word)
Level 3
Level 3 (Word)

Handwriting

Digits 0-9
Practising size and orientation
Formation

Singing Assembly

Book Talk – Guided Reading

Topic – Geography

Name and locating the countries of the UK.

Name and locate London as England’s capital city.

PowerPoint

Topic – History

Look at how London was different in 1666.

Understand where the Great Fire of London started.

 

PowerPoint
Timeline PowerPoint

Timeline Activity

Story time

Friday 08.01.21

EMA

Phonics

English

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

You may be using today to  finish your poem.  If you have completed yours and uploaded it to Class Dojo, you can follow these BBC online grammar lessons.

Remember there are also activities on Purple Mash.

Year 1 Alphabet and days of the week

Year 2 Word classes

Maths

Addition and Subtraction

Taking away 1 and 2 digit numbers by counting back on a number line.

PowerPoint
PowerPoint (PDF version)
Level 1
Level 1 (Word)
Level 2

Level 2 (Word)
Level 3
Level 3 (Word)

Maths Meeting

 

 

Book Talk – Guided Reading

Topic – Art

Using light and dark to create a picture.

PSHE

Setting simple goals

Story time

Celebration Assembly


Maths Meetings

Maths Meetings PowerPoint for Lessons 1 and 2

Lesson 1 Recognising the value of coins and Adding coins Recognising the value of coins and adding coins.

Lesson 2 Recognising the value of coins and notes and Subtracting with coins. Recognising the value of coins and notes and subtracting coins.

Geography and History:
Maps: Using atlases and Google Earth, can you find the UK?
Which continent do we live in?
Label a map of the UK with the different countries.
Where are the capital cities?
What are the different flags for each nation in the UK?
Can you name the seas surrounding the UK?.

Geography PowerPoint Countries in the UK

Geography PowerPoint London Landmarks

History

History The Great Fire of London PowerPoint

Task Sequence The Great Fire of London Timeline

Science:
Our topic this term is Everyday Materials.  We will be learning about the different materials that are used to make objects we use daily and their individual properties.

Science PowerPoint and Task

Art:

Create fire pictures using chalks, crayons, pens, pencils or paint. 

Art PowerPoint Fire Pictures

P.S.H.E.

Setting simple goals. What would you like to achieve this year?

P.S.H.E. PowerPoint Setting Realistic Goals

Task Template for Setting Goals

Computing

Purple Mash Task coding The Great Fire of London.

To use your computing skills to research and type up some facts about London.

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