St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School


Good morning everybody! 

It is now the May half term holiday! That term went so quick! We hope you have enjoyed all of your learning! Thank you for all of your emails! We love catching up with you all.

There is no learning set for this week so it is time to enjoy the sunshine with your families! 

We look forward to welcoming some of you back after half term and we will continue to put learning up on the website page. 

I wonder if anyone has had a go at learning the NHS song on the 'home learning for everyone' page?

Additional Phonics information and resources: 

  • As we progress into the summer term the children would start to look at some of the alternative pronunciations and alternative spellings of graphemes. Here we have included the alternative pronunciations sound mat for Phase 5. In addition to this please see the ‘Supporting Your Child With Phonics’ PDF for help and guidance. 
  • Letter and Sounds - The department for education have started uploading daily phonics lessons to the letters and Sounds YouTube Channel. This can be used in conjunction to the other resources provided.  The YouTube Channel breaks the learning into 3 sections, Reception, Year  1 and Learning to Blend. Please select the level you feel is appropriate for your child.

 Daily activities:

  • Mental arithmetic’s - counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, counting forwards and backwards, one more and one less than a given number up to 100, number bonds up to and including 20.
  • Phonics – Here are the sound mats that include all the phonemes (sounds) and their corresponding graphemes (letters that make the sounds). In our phonics lesson we would go through these at the start of each lesson. We would then choose one grapheme and focus on reading and writing words containing that grapheme, can they write a sentence containing words that include that grapheme. Phonics Play is a great resource to use it can be accessed through your internet browser and has lots of games your child can play to help practice their phonics. You can choose to focus on a particular grapheme or revise all graphemes within a phrase. Zat Phonics Screening Check is an app that can be downloaded to your mobile device which helps children prepare for the phonics check but is also a great audible resource so children can clearly hear how a word should sound.
  • Common Exception words – practice spelling your Year One common exception words. Can you write them in a sentence?
  • Hand writing practice – ensure all letters sit on the line and are a consistent size (upper and lower case). Do the lower case letters have clear ascenders (letters that sit higher such as t, d, f, h, k, l and b) and descenders (letters that sit below the line such as q, y, p, f, g and j)? We have attached a handwriting practice sheet at the end of the document to help if needed. 
  • Reading – Oxford Owl are offering a free membership which gives you access to online e books - these books mirror lots of the book we would be using with your children.

 

 

Maths

Literacy

Monday 18th  May

White Rose (find a quarter)

Watch the ‘Summer term – Week 2 Lesson 2’ tutorial – Scroll down to the Summer Term Week 2 drop down box scroll to lesson 2, watch the video and answer the questions on the activity.

Try this True or False question

Why not try this challenge

Phonics igh, ie and i-e

Click here for this week’s spellings.

Practice reading and writing these words- night, sight, lightening, fighting, lied, tie, pie, time, dine, line, crime, shine, wine

Practice playing buried treasure with these diagraphs.

Complete or copy this sheet to practice the alternative spellings. Challenge- Can you spot the igh, ie and i-e phonemes in this phoneme spotter?

Tuesday 19th May

White Rose (find a quarter)

Watch the ‘Summer term – Week 2 Lesson 3’ tutorial – Scroll down to the Summer Term Week 2 drop down box scroll to lesson 3, watch the video and answer the questions on the activity.

Try this True or False question

Why not try this challenge

Read the story of The Little Red Hen.

Who are the characters in the story?

Write a character profile for one of the animals. Think about the appearance (what does the character look like), the personality (what the character is like) and their likes and dislikes. For example the little red hen likes to work hard and be busy whereas the dog likes to laze around in the sun.

Wednesday 20th May

Mathletics – we have assigned a activity for you to have a go at.  

 

Read the story of The Little Red Hen again. Write a letter of apology from one of the characters to the red hen to say sorry for not helping her. Remember your capital letters and full stops. Can you include a conjunction in your sentences? Make sure you read it to make sure it makes sense.

Thursday 21st May

White Rose (problem solving)

Watch the ‘Summer term – Week 2 Lesson 4’ tutorial – Scroll down to the Summer Term Week 2 drop down box scroll to lesson 4, watch the video and answer the questions on the activity.

Read the story of The Little Red Hen again and write your own version of the story thinking of a different character. Maybe you could have the Little Yellow Chick or the Little Brown Rabbit? Try and follow the same format of the story. Use this reminder to help you. Remember your capital letters and full stops. Can you include a conjunction in your sentences? Make sure you read it to make sure it makes sense.

Friday 22nd May

Calculation quiz – We have provided 3 quizzes for you to have a go at. The quizzes get progressively trickier, challenge yourself to see how far you can get.

Rewrite the sentences on this sheet with the correct punctuation.  Remember a sentence needs a full stop at the end and a capital letter at the beginning. Can you reorder some of the words to make your own sentence?

Topic

This week’s school topic is:  Lights, Camera, Action!

From the list of activities, choose the things you would like to do linked to this topic:

* Simpler activities       *** More complex challenges.

 

 

 

 

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Topic work for Trees and Plants

Fantastic creations this week as part of our Trees and Plants topic! Well done everyone! 

        

Topic Work

Topic work from ‘Shops’ and ‘Under the Sea’.

Literacy

On Friday we enjoyed a class story ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We recapped on some previous learning about animal types, considering if they are reptiles, amphibian, birds, fish or mammals. We then thought about what they eat and if they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores.

Maths

Lots of you have enjoyed your maths over the past couple of weeks. Here’s Iggy and Ellie’s balancing scales.

Garden Fun

Henry has been busy in the garden, making a sandpit, planting and nurturing a sunflower seed. He’s competing with his cousins to see who can grow the tallest sunflower.

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