Welcome to Beech Class!
On this page you will find our class Topic Web, spellings overviews and more important information. Each week the children bring home a list of spellings. Try to practice them as often as you can. Please remember to bring spelling books into school alongside reading books and reading records daily. Below, you will find a link to the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words. This is a list of words that we use regularly in our writing but are more difficult to spell as they may not follow common spelling rules. If you have the opportunity to use these in writing at home please do!
Remember to keep reading regularly and to practice spellings and times tables at home. The topic web can be found in the links below, as well as the start of the year letter, containing information for homework this term.
Please check the school newsletter for any important information and dates each week!
Welcome to our Home Learning Zone
Please use the PowerPoints below which are set out in a similar structure to that of the school day.
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great Christmas.
Each day we will add a home learning power point. Please click below to get started.
St.Christopher’s mat have a collective worship channel. It can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9D04PKFCZwS8uce_KLIBjw/featured
Phonics – Please encourage your child to access the website ‘Phonics Play.’ Here you will find lots of games and activities that will support and consolidate your child’s current learning. Year 1 children should use the phase 5 section. We especially love ‘Reading Robot’ as it helps us to read nonsense and real word (they are fantastic at this!). We sometimes like to play hangman with simple words and make up our own alien words.
Please use the username jan21 and the password home
Writing – Encourage your child to draw/stick in a picture and write in their book. Beech Class have been doing lots of work on using interesting vocabulary and are working hard to remember capital letters and full stops. They are also working really hard on their handwriting.
http://www.pobble365.com/ – Lots of picture stimulus for creative writing.
Reading – This could be books, comics, recipes etc. It is really important that the children discuss what they have read, ask them questions, encourage them to ask questions, talk about what has happened already and what might happen next. Reading to your child is just as important.
Big Cat Collins have a login for parents where you can read leveled ebooks. These are books that the children use in school. – https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx
Username email@example.com password Parents20!
The Oxford Owl website also has lots of online age appropriate reading books that you can access – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Maths – There is so much opportunity for maths in real life – cooking is a great way of developing maths skills. Telling the time is another great maths skill to practice at home. Children can also be practicing their times tables, in particular 2, 5 and 10. In addition we have sent home some fractions work sheets for Year 2 some addition and subtraction practice sheets for the Year 1s.
The following websites/links have lots of maths games and ideas
https://nrich.maths.org/8495 – Have a look at the live problems on here. Year 2 children should be able to tackle the fractions problems and the Year 1 children could have a go at the matching numbers.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – The topmarks website has lots of other great games
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ – Click on your child’s year group and have a go at the lessons on here!
There are lots of great ideas on the getset.co.uk website and you can add your activity to the class total. Search using the postcode PL20 6PJ and then choose West Dartmoor Federation and our team Beech.
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html – Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a live workout – it is hard work but great fun.
https://www.gonoodle.com/ go crazy with some dance routines to follow
https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home more crazy dancing
Additional resources and ideas
https://www.englandrugby.com – ‘School of Ruck’ this page has some great activities including spellings, maths and interesting information to learn about. Follow the link and have a look at the KS1 challenge.
https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ Out of the Ark are offering free songs for children to learn with different activities to go with these.
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/?goal=0_9fbcd14815-6404e1c253-191299087 Lots of educational games
https://artsandculture.google.com/ Virtual museum and gallery tours
http://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ National Geographic for kids
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ Lots of outdoor activities
https://www.redtedart.com lots of arts and crafts ideas
https://theimaginationtree.com/ lots of arts and crafts ideas
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ practical ideas and suggestions for educational apps
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies There are some really good cbeebies programmes. Numberblocks in particular
https://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2020/03/50-simple-outdoor-activities-for-kids.html 50 outdoor activities for kids
TheDadLab on Facebook has some really good science activities to try.
The Field Studies Council is offering some fun geography activities that you can have a go at!
We know that is an uncertain time for all of us, and as always we appreciate your continued support and understanding.
With best wishes,
Welcome to Beech Class Home Learning Zone!
On this page we aim to signpost you to websites that can support your child’s learning journey as it continues at home.
As we move forward into our new term of Home Learning, we are going to be providing you with some daily activities. This will follow a similar structure to that of a school day. It is not intended to be followed rigidly as we appreciate that there are a lot of other things going on at home. The daily packs will remain on the website so you can access them when you need to.
The pack includes a rainbow tracker that carry over the week as it does in class. This provides extra little activities linked to the week’s learning and can be dipped into as and when you wish.
Please note if your child is in KS1 Phonics group, they will complete that activity and the Y2 spelling group will complete their activity. It is not intended for all to do both activities.
We would love to see their efforts so please take photographs and email them to our new class email account: WDF.Beech@stcmat.org – we look forward to seeing their brilliant work!