For the children confirmed to return next week, the timings are as follows:
Start time: 9:30 am
Finish time: 12:30 pm
Please see the letter on this link below for further information regarding returning to school. Please be aware that specific start & finish times will be communicated to parents before the end of the week.
Year 1 Home Learning During School Closures
Welcome back after half term. I hope you are well rested and ready to continue your learning at home.
Make sure you log in every week, to see what tasks you should be completing from home.
Don’t forget to send us pictures either via our school Twitter @NorthcoteSch or to my school email address email@example.com
We will be displaying examples of your work with next week’s learning, so remember to still use your nice neat writing and think about creative ways of showing your work! We are excited to see what you produce!
Previous Home Learning Tasks
Celebration of Learning: 22nd – 28th June 2020
Well done to Poppy for her fantastic work on Traditional tales! I’m really impressed by the excellent adjectives used in your sentences.
We are so proud of everyone for continuing to learn at home. All of the work sent to us has been fantastic and we are so impressed by each and every one of you. Seeing and hearing what you have been up to really makes our day!
Summer 2 Week 5 – Week Commencing 29th June 2020
Northcote ‘Sports Month’ Fitness Challenge
During this time of the year, we should have been competing in our ‘Sports Day’. Rather than cancelling, we have decided to change our plans this year. Instead of a ‘Sports Day’ we are organising a ‘Sports Month’.
Task: Daily Challenge: For the next 4 weeks, we will be setting daily fitness challenges for you and your family to complete – this will help us achieve the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day!
Each day you need to check the school’s Twitter account to see what the daily fitness challenge is.
We want to see as many photos of you and your family completing all the fitness challenges as well as images of fitness record cards (remember when posting a photo on Twitter do not include your name).
If you are able to complete all of the week’s challenges you will receive a certificate.
To be able to receive the certificate, you need to email an image of the fitness record card completed weekly to your class teacher.
Good luck and let’s get fit!
Story of the Week
This week we will continue with traditional tales. This week we will compare two versions of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. You can read the traditional version here:
Task 1: Comprehension: Answer the following questions about the story:
Who was Snow White’s stepmother?
What made her stepmother mad?
Where did the dwarfs live?
Why was Snow White given a poison apple?
What happened at the end of the story?
Task 2: Vocabulary:Vocabulary Bingo (for 2 or more players): Using the extract from story of the week:
- Find at least 6 words that you don’t know the meaning of.
- Find the definitions using the internet, a dictionary or by discussing with someone from home.
- Choose somebody to be the bingo leader.
- Rest of group to draw a 3×2 grid on a piece of paper. Write one of your words in each box.
- One person reads the definition of the words aloud
- If you have it, cross out the word that matches the definition.
- The first person to cross off all their words shouts “Bingo!”
- Bingo leader to check that the person’s words match the definitions that were called out.
Task 3: Reading for pleasure: Take your favourite book outside to read. Find a nice sunny or shady spot to enjoy your book.
Summer Reading Challenge 2020
Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Get rewards, play games and earn badges as you discover awesome books to read this summer!
Class 3 have all been given their Reading Eggs login details to play take part in reading challenges at home! If you’re struggling to login with your child, please call the school office (0151 284 1919) for their login details.
Well done to Harry, Shaun, Oskar and Reece!
A new challenge has been set for the week…login and see!
Don’t forget Reading Eggs has a library filled with lots of exciting books for you to read!
This week we will be comparing two versions of Snow White. The traditional version and a modern version called ‘Snow White in New York’. Listen to the modern version by following the link below. Think about what is the same and different about the story.
Task 1: Same and Different: Make a list of things that are the same in both stories and things that are different. Use the template below or create your own table. Make sure you have a title and bullet points for your lists.
Task 2: Compare the settings: Think about the settings in both stories. Draw each one and write 2-3 sentences to describe each. I will be looking for:
- capital letters to start sentences
- finger spaces
- words spelt using your phonics skills
- 1 or 2 adjectives in each sentence
- a full stop to end each sentence
Task 1: Counting in 2’s
This week we are practising counting in 2’s.
Listen to this song and see if you can remember the words:
Task 1: Can you find the missing numbers?
64 _ _ 70
72 _ _ _
86 _ _ 92
You can practise subtraction here:
Task 2: Can you subtract by using a number line?
Times Tables Rock Stars
Task 3: TT Rock Stars: Remember to login in and keep practising your times tables! If you need your login details call the school office or email Mrs Ashton.
It is great to see so many of you having a go at TT Rock Stars! Well done!
Revisiting Our Science Topics
Over the next few weeks, we will be revisiting our science topics to see how much you have remembered.
Task: My Body and Senses: Follow the link below to the BBC Bitesize lesson. Watch the videos and complete the body and senses activities below.
Humanities – Geography
Our Local Area
Did you find any of these places on the map?
Task: Can you search the following places in your area on a local walk?
Do you have any puppets at home? If so, collect them and look at them closely.
What are they made from? Are they made from fabric, plastic or wood?
How are they put together? Are they stitched together or glued?
Task: Investigating Puppets: Look at the images in the link below or your own puppets from home. Discuss the materials the puppets are made from and choose one that you like. Complete the evaluation sheet below.
Family Online Safety
Now you are experts at keeping safe online, create some rules with your family. Think about the types of activities you do online and what you will all need to do to keep safe.
Task: Family Rules: Complete a list of rules for your family. Put them up in your home to remind everyone how to be safe online together.
Artist Study – Andy Goldsworthy
Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the work of British Artist, Andy Goldsworthy. Andy Goldsworthy uses natural materials to create interesting artwork inspired by nature. You can learn more about his work here:
Task: Leaf Art: Complete the Andy Goldsworthy Art Activity below. If you don’t have paints, think about how you could create the leaf art in another way. Think about the colour and shape of the leaves you collect.
Task 1: Revisit some Spanish words for ‘Colours- Colores’
Task 2: Sing along with one of our favourite colours song that we sing a lot in class! Colores, Colores!
What is a statue?
- Write the word ‘statue’. Have you heard of this word before? Have you ever played musical statues or has anyone ever told you to stand still like a statue?
- A statue is an object made from a hard material, usually stone or metal. They are often of people and animals and are life-size or larger.
- Have you seen a statue before? Who or what was the statue of? Where was the statue?
Have you heard of a living statue?
These are people who pose as statues. They often wear statue-like make-up and can stand very still!
Task: Can you pretend to be a statue?
- What will you wear?
- What position will you stand in?
- How long can you remain still for?
Explore different statue poses. You could photograph your poses or record them by drawing them afterwards.
Think about the questions below. Talk to your family and completed the activities.
BRING THE NOISE – PLAY IT!!
Get started with Play It! and explore the different elements that make up a song, play or clap along with the music and make then listen back to your own version of songs.
Follow the in game instructions to explore the three different modes.