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with Miss Clarke

COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS – School is closed except for a limited number of children. Please use the ideas below to complete learning at home. 

Important Notice: The following pages contain links to websites that we feel are supportive to the curriculum and safe but it must be noted that the contents of the websites are out of our control. Therefore, we recommend that parents check them before allowing children unsupervised access. Remember to stay safe online! 

Online Safety – Balfour Junior Academy

Try and Keep to a routine during the week! Here’s a timetable you could use to help you. 

Brighten someone’s day with a letter

Community Senior Music is a non-profit project where semi-professional musicians offer their time to visit care homes and perform to the residents, however, due to COVID-19 this project has been unable to continue.

The elderly residents are feeling lonely and would enjoy receiving some letters and/or drawings from young people. It would be lovely to put a smile of their face and brighten their day.

If you would be interested in taking part, download full information here or you can visit the communityseniorletters.com website.

The deadline is Friday 17th July 2020

 

The Summer Reading Challenge has begun!

 This year’s Summer Reading Challenge has been adapted because of the disruptions caused by Covid-19, and the impact it has had on schools and public libraries. To support parents and carers with reading at home, the Summer Reading Challenge has launched earlier than usual.

This year’s theme is the “SILLY SQUAD” – a celebration of funny books, celebration and laughter. The website will be completely free and there will be a place for children to rate and review their books, and as always, work towards their reading goal. Other special features include: video content, games, quizzes, digital and downloadable activities to encourage children to take part in the challenge, even though it will be from home.

You can join in using the following link: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk


School Games Participation Fun 

Please join the St Georges team on the TopYa app created by School Games. Who can complete the skills? Who will get the most points? Linking to the principles of Competition this is not about Highest, Furthest, fastest or better skills. At this time participation is the reward. Points will be awarded for looking at the content and engaging with it and sharing video’s of their attempts. Please be assured that all video’s are checked and assured before posting so there is no poor content.

The special code for our school is: 24799

Responsible online safety: Children under 13 must have a registered parent account connected to their account.

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Visit the TopYa School Games website here.

Visit the School games highlight videos page here.

View the student tutorial video here.

View the parent tutorial video here. 

 

Useful Websites – Twinkl is a great website that provides activity sheets for all ages. They are offering parents one month free membership. Sign up here  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer with the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.

In addition to our St George’s learning ideas, the government has launched a teaching platform called Oak National Academy with virtual lessons.  Though these are not covering the same topics as our usual curriculum, there are excellent programmes of learning to access each day delivered clearly by teachers from their homes.

Year 1 for this week: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/#subjects

Year 2 for this week: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/#schedule

Similarly, BBC Bitesize is producing a programme including range of learning activities such as videos, worksheets and advice for parents.  There will also be daily programmes on iplayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f

Year 1 for this week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-lessons/1

Year 2 for this week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

 

 

Click here to download your printable certificate!  Summer 1 Certificate We are so proud of you!

 

Choose your free ebook here: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?=  All tablet friendly with some of your favourite characters!

NEW: Oxford Owl class login: look for the logo:

 

 

 

Class name: Ahlbergclass2020

Class Password: Ahlbergbooks

 

Learning Ideas for week beginning 13th July:

Please find below learning for our new topics this half term. We look forward to seeing what you’ve been doing when we get back to school! Stay safe everyone.

Please do remember to continue to practice your reading and phonics.

 

Literacy:

Our new story this week is ‘Billy’s Bucket’ by authors/illustrators Kez Grey and Gary Parsons.  Watch it read aloud here:

> Lessons 1 and 2 LO: to write my own version of a story.

Starter: choose a game: Year 1 https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-1 Year 2 https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-2

Last week you will have created a story map to show the journey of your new story based on the book Billy’s Bucket.  This week you are going to write your story.  You may want to do this using just words, or illustrate each part of the story.  You could even make a little book out of paper!

Remember:

– Use your story map to help.

– Say each sentence out loud.

– Use capital letters and full stops.

– Read and check your writing.

Extension: design a front cover for your new story!

> Lesson 3: to research a sea animal

Today you are going to find out more about one of the animals Billy found in his bucket. 

Watch these videos to get some ideas: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmxqxnb

Activity: Use this National Geographic encyclopedia to find out more about your chosen animal.  You can search by scrolling down through the pictures or typing into the search bar: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/animals/

Make notes about your favourite animal.  Look especially for its diet (what it eats), habitat (where it lives), what its babies are like and any other exciting facts about it.

> Lesson 4/5 LO: To display researched information

You can now choose how to display the information you have researched.  You could make:

– A poster

– A factfile

– A leaflet

– A booklet

– A poem

– A webpage

– Any other way of representing your research!

Have fun and be creative! I hope we can display some in school next year or perhaps in your own home.

 

Maths Week 7: Fractions, position and movement.

Lesson 1: To identify a third of a shape.

Remind yourself what a fraction is. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82/articles/zq2yfrd 

A third is 1 of 3 equal parts. 

Task:

Colour a third worksheet

Challenge:

Read and colour the fractions

Lesson 2: To find a third of a quantity.

You can work out what a third is by dividing into 3 equal groups.

Task: Use counters/pasta to find half of…

1/3 of 9 =              1/3 of 3 =            1/3 of 12 =              1/3 of 15 =               1/3 of 18 =              1/3 of 6 =

Finding Thirds Ladybird Activity

What do you notice?

Challenge:

 1/3 of 21 =              1/3 of 28 =            1/3 of 30 =              1/3 of 300 =               1/3 of 90 =              1/3 of 120 =

How could you find 2/3 of these numbers?

          

Lesson 3/4: To describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvxhyrd     Describing the position of objects

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7kwmp3      How to follow directions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zf7xn39      Describing and giving directions

 

Quarter Turn and Half Turn PowerPoint 

Tasks:

Turning Animals activity.

If you don’t have a printer, choose a toy and practise rotating it by;

One quarter turn clockwise      Half turn clockwise      Three quarter turn clockwise      Full turn clockwise

One quarter turn anticlockwise     Half turn anticlockwise     Three quarter turn anticlockwise   Full turn anticlockwise

 

 

 

 

 

RE:

LO: to reflect on our learning about Judaism

This week is a chance to reflect on what we have learned about Judaism over the last half term. 

Year 1 – Think back on all the special days, items and places we have thought about over the last few weeks.  What have you learned that is new?  What is similar to your life or to other religions we have learned about?

Year 2 – Think back to all the festivals we have thought about over the last few weeks – Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Hannunkah.   Which one has been your favourite?  Which one would you enjoy celebrating?  What did you like most about it?

Download this quiz I have made about our learning on Judaism.  Have fun and see how many point you score!  There are a total of eight multiple choice questions along with facts and pictures. 

THE JUDAISM QUIZ!

 

MUSIC:

Warm up:

This week, have a go singing all the songs we have learned.  You could even make a little concert for your family!

What is your favourite song from a movie?  Look it up and sing it too!

 

PSHE – Changing Me

Lesson 6: LO: To look forward to next year.

Make sure you have checked out your ‘Meet the Teacher’ Video on the website. 

Who is your new teacher? 

What classroom will you be in?

What are you looking forward too?

Is there anything you are worried about? 

Task: Choose one of the templates from below. You could draw pictures or write about your thoughts and feelings. 

Looking forward to next year template 1

Looking forward to next year template 2

What I am looking forward to next year template 

 

DT

If you haven’t completed computing lesson 6, make sure you do that first. 

Lesson 7: LO: To select from and use a range of tools and equipment to make a product. To evaluate ideas and products.

Use your design from last week to make your beach bag.

Consider that tools and equipment you will need. Make sure you have an adult with you if you are sewing or using scissors.

Once you have made your bag evaluate it. 

Is it functional? e.g. Can it be used as a bag? Can you fit a beach towel in it? 

Is it strong enough? How could you make it stronger if you were to do it again?

Does it look appealing? How could improve the design if you were to do it again?  

 

Lesson 6: Computing/DT

Please find below the temporary login for J2launch 

You will need to click on this link and then put in the following details. https://www.j2e.com/lgfl/schoolclosure#

Postcode: SE23 2NE 

Username: stgeorges

Password: stgeorges

To complete this week’s activity you will need to click on JIT 5 

Use JITPaint to design a beach bag. Think about what materials you have at home. You could make it out of old clothes, fabric or even paper. You might even have a spare tote bag at home you could decorate. 

Think carefully about what a beach bag needs. It needs to be functional e.g big and strong enough for a beach towel. It should look nice. It should have handles so you can carry it easily.

Draw and label your design. 

 

Science:

Vocabulary- Identify/classify/observe/compare/life cycle .

 Lesson 8 –  To reflect on my learning.

Weather-

  • What do you now know about the seasons? how many are there? What months are they in? What season is your birthday in? What things happen in each season?
  • What do you know now about they weather? What are the different types of weather? Are there any patterns of weather? when? 

-Animals

  • What have you learned about animal habitats at the seaside? What is a life cycle? What life cycles do you know? What is a food chain? What do you know about food chains?

ACTIVITY- Take a look at the mind map you did at the beginning of term. What have you learned over the weeks? Add your thinking to your mind map using a coloured pen/pencil.

 

Take a look at your wonder wall- Is there anything you haven’t found out yet?

 

Visit StemScopes Science to access modules and assignments set. https://app.uk.3p.stemscopes.science/
If you do not have your log in or have issues logging in please email the school office on admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk and your child’s log in will be sent to you.

 Geography – Where can we go on holiday?

Vocabulary – physical/human/features/seaside/cliff/cove/rock pool/

beach hut/town/village/environment/pollution.

Lesson 7- LO: To understand how we can care for our environment.

Take a look at the power point HERE

Recycling rubbish is one really important way that we can help the Earth stay clean! It’s much better to recycle things than throw them away, but it’s super important to recycle plastic!

Let’s celebrate our planet and think about how making simple changes can have a positive impact on the local and global environment, helping to prevent further plastic pollution.

 Activity- Thinking about some of the things we can do to reduce the use of plastics, make a pledge as a family to do one thing that will  help reduce plastic pollution. Maybe you will choose to use paper straws instead of plastic, you may choose to use a refillable water bottle or you may choose to take a reusable bag when you go shopping. Whatever you decide make a poster and get everyone in your family to sign your pledge.

  

History- Holidays in the past.

Vocabulary- Past/present/future/modern/holiday/seaside/features/advertisement. 

Lesson 6 – LO: To reflect on my learning.

What have you learned about seasides in the past?

What were bathing machines? How did people in the past travel to the seaside?

Why do people visit the beach? What would you see at the seaside?

How have they changed?

What things have stayed the same?

Activity-  Mind map the things you have learned about seasides in the past.

     

Mindfulness ideas:

Please find below some Meditation and mindfulness links that you might find helpful:

KS1

Cloud meditation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sna7H2FFfL4&feature=youtu.be


Mindfulness Meditation for Kids | BREATHING EXERCISE | Guided Meditation for Children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU

Sesame Street Monster Meditation with Headspace = 3 short videos: for sleeping, waiting, organising.

Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Caillat – “Belly Breathe” with Elmo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA

All ages mindfulness article for parents:

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/mindfulness-for-children

Ongoing activities: These will stay mostly the same each week as you work your way through them and practice your skills. See above for new learning activities for each week.

Computing – 

Here is a link for parents about open access on LGfL due to coronavirus. https://coronavirus.lgfl.net/    

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn

 

PE-

Joe Wicks has announced he will start online PE lessons to help keep children fit and healthy during the school shutdown.  The UK-based fitness influencer, who is known as The Body Coach, will be holding free 30-minute classes every weekday to help children keep active during a live workout called ‘PE with Joe’.  This starts at 9.00am on Monday 23rd March.  

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

   

Try some yoga! – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Keep up your 60 active minutes a day using the following websites –   https://imoves.com/the-imovement   https://www.gonoodle.com/

 Try  5aday fitness exercise routines –   https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=5+a+day+fitness+youtube&rlz=1C1GGRV_

enGB751GB751&oq=5+a+day+fitness&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.11266j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

                                                                                                                                     

 PHONICS –   Click on the icon.

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

Phonics play have made their resources free for this period! We use this everyday in school – includes lots of games.

Username: march20     passwords: home

 Also see this great website: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ 

Remember to read everyday! 

Aim for a least 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes before you go to bed.

Keep clarifying unfamiliar vocabulary, predicting what will happen next, asking questions and summarizing. 

Check out this website for authors reading their own stories aloud! https://www.romper.com/p/famous-people-reading-childrens-books-is-one-good-thing-during-the-coronavirus-shut-in-22621288

Choose from thousands of books to read online at this website – https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html 

 

Literacy- 

Practice your writing by completing a diary entry every day – what did you watch? play? eat?
Remember, finger spaces, capital letters and a range of punctuation e.g ? ! “” . 

 The links below will support your children’s understanding of  Grammar and punctuation –

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6

Please practice the year 1 and 2 common exception words to read and spell:

Music- 

 

You may also find these links useful when talking to your children about Covid 19.  

https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf

 https://www.mindheart.co/descargables 

 

 

NSPCC  – Mental health and wellbeing

Children and young people may be worried about the impact of coronavirus, social distancing or self-isolation. 

Childline provides a range of online tools that young people might find helpful while school is closed:

  • > information about coronavirus
  • Calm Zone – activities to help let go of stress
  • games to help take your mind off things
  • Childline Kids, our website for under 12s.
  • Childline can also give confidential help and advice.

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We have been contacted by staff at Lewisham Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich to help them make their staff break rooms more cheerful for the NHS staff at this time. If you would like to help, draw a lovely picture with a message of thanks, your name, age and school name. Your parent/carer can send a photo or scan of your picture to the school office on admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk. We will print & laminate them to give to the hospitals. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

Useful websites-

Twinkl is a website that provides activity sheets for all ages. They are offering parents one month free membership. Sign up here  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer with the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.

This website is great for maths and literacy activities:     https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 

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

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/