Welcome to Starling Class!
Year 1 & Year 2
Class Teachers: Mrs Gardiner
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stone
Can you spot your work in our gallery?
From Saturday 20th February you will be able to use the 'new sticky out tab' on our Class page to access our weekly timetable and the resources required for the current week's learning.
The work and timetable will be available each Saturday to enable you to prepare for the week ahead and I will be posting a daily short video to let the children know what to do for the day. (Tues-Friday)
This page will be used for other activities, links and resources that are not necessarily timetabled weekly but that you may wish to try. You will find sections for Science, PSHE (to support wellbeing), Music, PE and Reading.
Please check back regularly as we will update when we can.
STAY SAFE EVERYBODY, WE CAN'T WAIT UNTIL WE CAN ALL BE TOGETHER SAFELY AGAIN.
In all written work
Year 2's should be focussing on joining their handwriting, ensuring ALL work is correctly punctuated with full stops/capital letters and where appropriate the use of commas, question marks and exclamation marks, exciting vocabulary and connectives. The children must also try linking their spelling to rules taught during the Autumn and first half of the Spring term.
Year 1 should ensure they apply taught spellings and phonics (previous spelling lists will show this) and must also use capital letters and full stops and exciting words, try to use connectives such as 'and & because' to join sentences together.
Please ensure that you are reading regularly with your child, both sharing books and hearing them read. I have set up an account on EPIC books and you can also use OXFORD OWL. Both links are available below in the reading section along with activities to follow up after you have read your books.
Our Topic for the second half of the Spring Term is...
'I've Got That Sinking Feeling!'
I wonder if you can work out what it might be about?
Links also available directly to the correct videos on weekly planning.
All worksheets to accompany home-learning videos are found in the booklets sent home.
PLEASE ensure you watch the video and use the booklets in conjunction.
PLEASE DO NOT work ahead in the booklets, there are plenty of online games to support and supplement learning or use the extension sheets posted below.
MYMaths online work to support the last block of work has also now been set as well as some extra bits for the yr1 awesome mathematicians!
Have a look at the games on Espresso or Top Marks...
Use the link here to access extra videos and activities to support English this week if you wish...
Try the link below to some Winter STEM challenges for those of you who like experiments!
or explore the changing seasons with Espresso and Oak Academy...
There are some great videos on YouTube (Letters and Sounds) or Espresso to support phonics.
For an extra challenge when you finish the sheets you could write some sentences using the words in your exercise book.
Year 1's Espresso link for alternative C can be found here.
Click on the activity link to access the games.
I have set up a log in for each child on EPIC a reading site where the children can log in and read, listen to or access reading activities.
The site is American but is still recommended for use by the English advisors in Somerset.
Click the link below, use our log in and look for your child's initials. Our Class Log in is: Gym8307
Have a little explore and see what you think!
You can also access lots of free resources through Oxford Owl.
Activities to support reading can be found below.
When you've finished reading a book try and complete an activity.
Look out for cooking up a character, making comic strips and wanted posters!
Music is very important for our wellbeing, try to listen to some music each day.
Somerset Music's link for this week's work using the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Use the oak academy link or the powerpoint below to learn about Pulse in music.
Feel like a sporting challenge?
Use the link or check out the poster below to try some challenges at home.
If you would like some support with helping your child deal with lockdown and their current emotions there are a series of short videos & lessons from the Oak National Academy.
The unit is called, 'It's OK not to be OK!'
In addition to our weekly spelling list the children the children are expected to be able to spell the following common exception words by the end of the school year. These can also be found in the children's reading diaries.
Mats to support the learning of common exception words can be found below.
|Yr 1 a, the, I, is, was.pdf||Download|
|Yr 1 are, has, one, our, put.pdf||Download|
|Yr 1 be, he, me, she, we.pdf||Download|
|Yr 1 here, there, where, says, push.pdf||Download|
|Yr 1 no, go, so,by,my.pdf||Download|
|Yr 1 of, said, do, to, you.pdf||Download|
|Yr 1 pull, full, love, some, come.pdf||Download|
|Yr 1 sure, who, water, again, half.pdf||Download|
|Yr 1 today, once, friend, school, house.pdf||Download|
|Yr 2 ask, his, were, your, they.pdf||Download|
Phase 4 and 5 tricky word booklets for blended learning are below.
Daily Phonics Lesson Videos
See Starling Class calculation policy below.
If you are stuck this is how we do maths!