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Miss Godwin (Monday – Friday)

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Homework

Please scroll down to 'Important Communications' for links to NEW Spellings and Homework Mats for Term 1.

ENGLISH

Non-Fiction – Can you write a fact file about a polar bear? What are the key features of instruction writing? Can you use connectives such as: and, but, and, so, if and because to give more detail?
Fiction – Can you predict the ending to story? Can you write your own version of how a story should end? What noun phrases and intereresting words can you include in your story writing?

Poetry – Can you find rhyming words and repeating patterns in poems? Can you learn and recite a poem?

How could you help at home? Share lots of stories together and look for interesting words and phrases. Read together often. Visit the library. Practice predicting the end of a story then continue reading to find out what actually happened.

MATHS

How far can you count? Can you form numbers 0-20 correctly? Can you find an amount up to 20 using objects? Can you find the number before and the number after a given number?

Can you count in ones, twos, fives and tens? Do you know what each number represents in a 2 or 3 digit number? Can you recognise odd and even numbers? Do you know your number bonds to 10 and 20 e.g. 3+7 = 10.

Can you name and describe 2D and 3D shapes? What criteria can you use to sort shapes?

How could you help at home? Practise counting in ones, twos, fives and tens. Learn your number bonds to 10. Identlfy 2D and 3D shapes in and around the home.

SCIENCE AND COMPUTING

Science -
How do you make ice?
Find out about animals that live in the polar regions. How do these animals keep warm?

Computing - How can you stay safe online? How do you you search for information using a computer? Can you use a mouse to move around a computer? How do you use the learnpads? Can you make a stop frame animation?

How could you help at home? Talk about internet safety. Make ice cubes and talk about what happens when they are taken out of the freezer.

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Art – Can you draw a self portrait? Can you use a stencil to make a piece of art? Can you choose ‘cool’ colours? Can you make a penguin themed piece of art?
DT – Can you use sugar cubes to design and make an igloo?
Music – Can you learn and perform songs to an audience? Can you tell the difference between a tuned and untuned instrument?

How could you help at home? Look at pictures of igloos. Find out about how they are made. Visit Bristol Zoo and look carefully at the different types of penguins.

PE & PSEE

PE – Can you bounce and catch a ball? Roll hoops and quoits? Hit a ball with a bat? How can you improve your skills?
Can you move like different animals? Can you perform a penguin dance?

PSEE – How can you make our classroom a happy place? How can you be a good friend?

How could you help at home? Think about things you could share with the class when it’s your turn for the “show and tell box”.

HUMANITIES

Geography – Where is Antartica? Can you compare the weather in Acton Turville and the weather in Antartica?
History – Can you find out about a polar explorer?
R.E. - How and why do we celebrate? What different
celebrations can you think of? Can you retell the Christmas story in your own words?

How can you help at home? Watch a local weather report. Find out about the weather in Antartica. Find out about a polar explorer. Talk about ways you celebrate as a family.

Class Timetable (subject to change)

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
School Begins
Session 1 Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
Break
Session 2 English/ Phonics English/ Phonics English/ Phonics Guided Reading/ Phonics Phonics/ Extended Writing
Lunch
Session 3 Topic PE Computing/ RE Science Art and Design/ Design Technology
Break (KS1 Only)
Session 4 Topic PSEE Music PE Art and Design/ Design Technology
School Ends