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Welcome Back

 

Welcome back to the second half of Autumn term.  We are very pleased with how the children have settled in to learning so far this term.  Thank you so much for giving your time for parents evening calls.  It was lovely to talk to you all about how well your child has started their year in Year 1.

If you were unable to make your phone appointment, I have emailed you to request another time.  Please get in touch to arrange this.

If you need to contact me and any time, please email me r.collins@northcote.liverpool.sch.uk

 

Important Information

  • Our school day starts at 8:50 am and finishes at 3:15 pm. 

 

  • Class 4 will have PE on Wednesdays.  Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school as soon as possible.  PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term.

 

  • In order to keep everyone safe, please stand behind the marked area at drop off and pick up times.  This will ensure all children have space to enter and exit the class safely and apply hand gel. Remember to wear a face covering if you are able to.

 

  • All children will require a water bottle.  Please ensure this contains water only.  Children will be able to refill their bottles in class.

 

 

Home Learning

Our class page will be updated regularly with home learning tasks for children who are isolating at home.  These will be linked to some of the work we will be doing in class.  Please feel free to send in pictures of your child’s home learning as we would love to see what they are doing.  You can email me at r.collins@northcote.liverpool.sch.uk

 

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Class 4 Home Learning

Please send in any pictures to us of the work your child is completing at home – we’d love to see it! 

Week Beginning 23rd November 2020

Reading

Follow this link to find out how to get a specially designed library card to use in Liverpool libraries that have reopened as well as some digital reading material!

https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/news/2020/09/peck-up-a-my-first-library-card/?utm_source=ehuacuk&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=646

 

Follow this link for access to free books, exclusive videos and recommended reads from a popular children’s author or illustrator on a weekly basis! 

https://wordsforlife.org.uk/virtual-school-library/

 

Bug Club

All children have now been allocated a login for Bug Club.  Bug Club gives your child access to at home reading books at their specific reading level.  Children can access the reading books online and progress through the reading levels with your support at home.

Children are expected to read at least 4 books per week. Each week we will be celebrating the child who reads to most books in a week, awarding them Bug Club Star. 

 

More information can be found in the letter below. If you have any questions about Bug Club or need your child’s login information, please email me at v.pitfield@northcote.liverpool.sch.uk

Your child can login to to Bug Club here: www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Bug Club Parent Letter

If you are having trouble accessing Bug Club via your device, please try the following steps:
 
  1. Go to ‘Settings’ and select ‘Safari’
  2. Switch off ‘Prevent Cross-site tracking’
If you are still having problems, please contact your child’s class teacher and we will investigate further.
 

 

Bug Club Reading Star

The child who had read the most books each week on Bug Club will get a certificate! Please remember that the children must complete the Bug challenges along the way in each book for it to show up in the library. When it is in the library it will tell me that they’ve read a book.

Bug Club Star for this week is Dominik.  Well done!!!

Any problems please email me – r.collins@northcote.liverpool.sch.uk

Writing

For the next two weeks we will be looking at a story from another culture.  Handa’s Surprise is a great story set in Africa.  You can listen to the story here:

Task 1:  Draw a story map to show what happened in the story.  Use a picture for each part.  There is an example below to help you.

 

 

Task 2: Sentence writing

Finish the sentences below by choosing two words to describe the fruit:

  1. The monkey stole the ____________ ___________ banana.
  2. The elephant stole the ___________ ____________ mango.
  3. The ____________ stole the ____________ __________ avocado.

 

Can you remember what a sentence needs? 

A sentence needs:

  • to start with a capital letter
  • finger spaces between words
  • to end with punctuation, like a full stop
  • to make sense when you or someone else reads it

 

Do you need help? Here are some resources to help with sounding out words and recognising capital letters:

Phase 2 Sound Mat

Phase 3 Sound Mat

Upper and Lower Case Letters

 

Phonics

 

The following games and resources are available to help you with your Phonics:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks

 

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Remember to use the sounds you know when you are reading and writing.

 

Spellings

Spellings for this half term include age-related spellings from the National Curriculum, alongside spellings from the units of work being covered in the Northcote Humanities Curriculum.  We will not be testing the children on spellings this half term but we expect children to start recognising them in their reading and attempting to spell them in their writing.

Please take some time to help your child practise reading and writing the spellings for this half term.

 

Maths

Can you count in different ways?  Watch the song and sing along to help you count in steps of 2 and 10.

Task 1:  Fill in the missing numbers on a the number lines:

 

 

Science

Animals Including Humans

Do you know what animals like to eat?  Animals are either carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. Do you know what these words mean?

Task: Watch the BBC Bitesize video to learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.  When are are finished, check your learning by taking the quiz.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z96vb9q

 

 

D&T

What vegetables do you like to eat?  Plan a healthy vegetable salad with your favourite vegetables.  Draw a picture of it and label each vegetable.  Talk to an adult about the different vegetables.  

Can you name the vegetables in the salad below?

 

 

PSHE

Friendship Week

This week we will be celebrating Friendship Week.  Read the story Starry-Eyed Stan.  Think about what being a good friend means to you.

Starry-Eyed Stan

Task:  Draw and write how you can be a good friend at school.

 

 

Hindu Creation Story

Read the creation story again.  Can you retell the story in order?

Hindu Creation Story