St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Welcome to Cherry, Pear and Apple

 

This year we have a straight year 1 class, a mixed year 1/2 class and a straight year 2 class. 
We are enjoying learning through our ‘Connected Curriculum’, which is designed to help the children at St. Mary’s to connect with one another, with our partner school St. Helen’s, as well as with local and global communities. It’s a curriculum that makes connections to our past as we learn from those that have gone before us and to consider the footprint we leave behind for future generations. It also makes connections across different subjects in order to fully immerse the children in their learning, to help make subject matter meaningful and to maximise our time.

At the heart of our curriculum is the notion that our children will become ’brave change-makers’. We want to help the children at St Mary’s to develop the skills and confidence to speak out and to make a difference. In the words of Greta Thunberg ‘No one is too small to make a difference’.

This term, the theme across the school is ‘Social Justice’. Please see the curriculum outline for Y1/2 to find more out about our learning this term.

 

In Class we are learning..

View document connected_curriculum_overview_yr_2_t4__1_.pdf

 

 

 

Please follow our Class Dojo accounts to share in our learning. 

 

Here are some websites that children can play at home: 

Words and sentences:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/ - Lots of great activities based on building sentences, connectives, punctuation and more. 

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - Spellings games

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm - Loads of activities divided into Grammar games (for practicing using a range of words in writing) and Punctuation games (for using a range of punctuation in the correct places).

http://languagearts.k12flash.com/index.html - A selection of games for practically every area of Literacy!

We also have a range of word mats that we use in class, click on the red words to open the mats.  You can use these at home to help develop your childs language.  You could give them an opener, an adjective and/or a connective to put into their own sentence, talk about the meaning of unknown words or challenge them to change their sentences using more interesting words

Reading and spellings:

We would really appreciate it if all children could practise reading and spelling the high frequency words (which can be found HERE).

We have put together some questions which can be used when talking about books with your child at home.  These will help to develop their understanding of the text.  We have grouped these into Questions for developing readers, Questions for reading and Questions for more able readers.

click here to see the spellings page. -

If you would like more books to read at home, you can access many different fiction and non-fiction texts by following this link :http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library/Index/?AgeGroup=4. Please also remember that we do have books which children can take one of at a time, these are found in our class and are levelled by colour.

 

Mathematics:

 

We would ask that you please practise number bonds to 10 and 20 at home with your child.  You can find a sheet explaining what number bonds are HERE as well as a number bond rhyme which may help in learning the pairs HERE.  It is important that children learn these, as they will be useful for children when they begin adding and subtracting mentally.  Once your child knows them and can recite them quickly, they could also practise adding single digit numbers to two digit numbers.

Here are some useful websites for practicing known facts at home, if you use other websites that your child enjoys and you think others would like it too, email me the link and I will post it here (katie.bean@southglos.gov.uk):

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/fun-activities/ - Lots of fun activities set for different age groups.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/numbers/chi.shtml - Good for addition and subtraction.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/ - Good for recognising numbers, ordering, and printables.

http://www.mathplayground.com/ - Good timed flashcards for addition/subtraction.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ -Lots of activities for different areas of maths.

http://www.skillstrainer.co.uk/ - You need to register for this site but it is free. There are good addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/puzzlemaths/games_menu.shtml - Good number problems playing around with addition/subtraction.

http://uk.ixl.com/math/years - Good for a huge variety of skills and focused for different year groups.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage7.shtml (Keyboard Typing)

 

Please follow the link to this week's homework

Other news

 Phonic screening PowerPoint 

 

 

 

If you would like to follow our school on twitter then use the following link: @stmarysyatepri