Highfield Primary School

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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

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Class 1 Previous Home Learning

 

Please find previous weeks' home learning below...

 

Week 5 ~ Week Beginning 4/5/20:

Daily activities:

15 mins reading -

  • Read one of the books you have taken home from school
  • Check out Oxford Owl's free ebook library. Its free to sign up to and they have over 100 ebooks, including favourites such as Biff, Chip & Kipper and Winnie the Witch, as well as a great selection of non-fiction books
  • Audible have released lots of free children's audio books for the duration of the school closure, check some of them out here
  • Struggling for reading books? We have just signed up to a new scheme called Reading Planet. Follow the instructions below to access a wide range of books for children from EYFS through to KS2:

ONLINE LIBRARY READING PLANET

Click on the following link to gain access to a whole library of books.

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL273622  

You will see a box asking for your username and password. These are the same ones as you use for Times Table Rockstars. You will need to input the school ID code which is: 273622

 Please ensure that you choose the correct level for your child when accessing these phonics resources in order to maximise their learning opportunities.

To see the full list of RWI set 1, 2 and 3 sounds alongside their rhymes click here 

Monday

English

  • Warm up with a phonics activity on Classroom Secrets. If you hover over the EYFS tab then hover over the phonics tab, phase 2-5 will become available to select as an option. Look at the key above to see which phase corresponds with your child's RWI book. You will need to create an account. It is free during school closure.
  • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.
  • Red, Green and Pink - phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

    Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

    Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

     

Maths

  • Start each day with a Maths Factor task. This is a great website for parents and children. You will need to register yourself and your child.
  • Next watch this episode of Number Blocks.
  • Now make some number cards from 11-20. Do this together to focus on number formation, discussing the numbers as you do this. Once done, shuffle the cards and ask you child to put the number cards in order. Let them complete the task independently before correcting any wobbles. This will encourage independence, perseverance and a growth mindset. If they had a wobble, discuss why it is incorrect and ask them if they think they can correct it. Once it is order, ask them if they can see any patterns. 
  • Find counters, pebbles, pasta etc to represent each number 11-20. Remind your child to do careful counting (taking their time, pressing each item, not counting the next number until their finger is on the next object). Once the numbers have been presented with the concrete objects, ask them if they notice any patterns with the concrete objects.

 

Tuesday

English

  • Warm up with a phonics activity on Classroom Secrets. If you hover over the EYFS tab then hover over the phonics tab, phase 2-5 will become available to select as an option. Look at the key above to see which phase corresponds with your child's RWI book. You will need to create an account. It is free during school closure.
  • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.
  • Red, Green and Pink - phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

    Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

    Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

     

 

Maths -

  • Start each day with a Maths Factor task. This is a great website for parents and children. You will need to register yourself and your child.
  • Next watch this episode of Number Blocks.
  • You will find a 10 frame here.

Wednesday

English

  • Warm up with a phonics activity on Classroom Secrets. If you hover over the EYFS tab then hover over the phonics tab, phase 2-5 will become available to select as an option. Look at the key above to see which phase corresponds with your child's RWI book. You will need to create an account. It is free during school closure.
  • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.
  • Red, Green and Pink - phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

    Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

    Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

 

Maths - 

  • Start each day with a Maths Factor task. This is a great website for parents and children. You will need to register yourself and your child.

  • You will find a number track to 20 here. 

 

Thursday

English

  • Warm up with a phonics activity on Classroom Secrets. If you hover over the EYFS tab then hover over the phonics tab, phase 2-5 will become available to select as an option. Look at the key above to see which phase corresponds with your child's RWI book. You will need to create an account. It is free during school closure.
  • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.

Red, Green and Pink - phase 2/ Set 1 & 2

Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

Maths 

  • Start each day with a Maths Factor task. This is a great website for parents and children. You will need to register yourself and your child.
  • You will find a 10 frame here.

     

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    Week 4 ~ Week Beginning 27/4/20:

    Daily activities:

    15 mins reading -

    • Read one of the books you have taken home from school
    • Check out Oxford Owl's free ebook library. Its free to sign up to and they have over 100 ebooks, including favourites such as Biff, Chip & Kipper and Winnie the Witch, as well as a great selection of non-fiction books
    • Audible have released lots of free children's audio books for the duration of the school closure, check some of them out here
    • Struggling for reading books? We have just signed up to a new scheme called Reading Planet. Follow the instructions below to access a wide range of books for children from EYFS through to KS2:

    ONLINE LIBRARY READING PLANET

    Click on the following link to gain access to a whole library of books.

    https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL273622  

    You will see a box asking for your username and password. These are the same ones as you use for Times Table Rockstars. You will need to input the school ID code which is: 273622

     Please ensure that you choose the correct level for your child when accessing these phonics resources in order to maximise their learning opportunities.

    To see the full list of RWI set 1, 2 and 3 sounds alongside their rhymes click here 

    Monday

    English

      • Start by warming up with this cvcc and ccvc 'Sound it out' game. Select 'digraphs and trigraphs'. 
      • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.

      Red, Green and Pink phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

      Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

      Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

       

    Maths

    This weeks focus – Addition & Subtraction  - counting on and back.

    • Today we are going to start by practicing counting on and back.

      Lets warm up by playing I count..you count!

    • Write out a set of numbers for your child and get them to finish the sequence by counting on or back 3 more.

      Counting On                                                                       Counting Back

      1. 3 4 5 6                                                                          5.  7 6 5
      2. 8 9 10 11                                                                        6.  11 10 9 8
      3. 6 7 8                                                                             7. 8 7 6
      4. 12 13 14 15                                                                     8.  15 14 13 12
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      Extra – try this counting on / back worksheet.

    Tuesday

    English

      • First, warm up with this cvcc and ccvc 'Parts of words' game. Select medium and try hard for a challenge.
      • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.

      Red, Green and Pink phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

      Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

      Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

       

     

    Maths-  addition – counting on.

    Have a go at a couple of these activities.  Encourage children to use the counting on strategy..starting at the first number and counting on how many more you are adding. Watch here to help you.

    Now have a go at this game to challenge yourself.

    Wednesday

    English

    Begin by listening to these 'Simple sounds'. Select 'digraphs and trigraphs'. Press a sound and repeat it. Write an alien words with that sound in it. Do this 5 times.

      • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.

      Red, Green and Pink phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

      Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

      Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

     

    Maths- Subtraction- counting back.

    • Have a go at a couple of these activities. Encourage children to use the counting on strategy..starting at the first number and counting back how many you are taking away. Watch here to help you. 

    Now challenge yourself with this game.

    Thursday

    English

    • Today, you will help the wizards make words using a diagraph (2 lettered sound) or a trigraph (3 lettered sound). Select from the list to choose the sound that you wish to focus on.
    • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.

    Red, Green and Pink phase 2/ Set 1 & 2

    Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

    Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

    Maths 

    • Try these activities today.

      1. Counting back activity.

      2. Tricky challenge – try going through this powerpoint.

    • 3. This worksheet below.

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      Encourage your child to count on or back to find the answer rather than just counting the set of objects. Once they have completed a number sentence ask them to say the number sentence back to you aloud e.g. 9-2=7.

     

    Friday

    English

     

    Using all the skills you've learned this week in practising your digraphs and trigraphs, apply them by writing a reply letter to your teacher... So look out for an emailed letter this week! You can send your reply letter by email to the class email address.

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        • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.

        Red, Green and Pink phase 2/ Set 1 & 2

        Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

        Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

       

      Maths

      • Complete these questions

        1. 3+6=
        2. 5+4=
        3. 8+3=
        4. 7-3=
        5. 9-2=
           6. 10-6=

      Challenge Time

      • Lets dig deeper…. Can you explain what you have learnt this week?

        

       Week 3 ~ Week Beginning 20/4/20:

      Daily activities:

      15 mins reading -

      • Read one of the books you have taken home from school
      • Check out Oxford Owl's free ebook library. Its free to sign up to and they have over 100 ebooks, including favourites such as Biff, Chip & Kipper and Winnie the Witch, as well as a great selection of non-fiction books
      • Audible have released lots of free children's audio books for the duration of the school closure, check some of them out here
      • Struggling for reading books? We have just signed up to a new scheme called Reading Planet. Follow the instructions below to access a wide range of books for children from EYFS through to KS2:

      ONLINE LIBRARY READING PLANET

      Click on the following link to gain access to a whole library of books.

      https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL273622  

      You will see a box asking for your username and password. These are the same ones as you use for Times Table Rockstars. You will need to input the school ID code which is: 273622

       Please ensure that you choose the correct level for your child when accessing these phonics resources in order to maximise their learning opportunities.

      To see the full list of RWI set 1, 2 and 3 sounds alongside their rhymes click here 

      Monday

      English

      • Warm up with Grab a Giggling Grapheme game  of the correct level for your child
      • Write 2 sentences about your bedroom. What’s in your bedroom, what colour is it? Can you remember finger spaces? Try your hardest to 'Fred Talk' as many words independently as you write. Can you read your sentence back to your grown up? 

      Maths

      • This week we are focusing on making simple patterns. Read 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. If you don't have a copy, watch the author reciting it here
      • Build your own bear hunt journeys using things in your garden and repeat the patterned language from the story (Eg: 'Squelch, squerch and Stumble trip) as you travel through them. You might even invent language patterns of your own!  

      Tuesday

      English

      • Warm up with the Flashcard Speed Trial  game, pressing the tick if your child correctly says the sound and a cross if they make a mistake
      • Complete the next activity from your RWI Get Writing book. Remember that your super sentences always have capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and correct letter formation
      • Read a phonics comic of the correct level for your child and discuss any new sounds or words they might have come across

       

      Maths

      • Use objects from around your house (including outdoors) such as vegetables, fruit,  pencils, plastic cups, sticks, leaves, dominoes, dice to make repeating patterns. Show your adult. Talk through the patterns with them and see if you have had any wobbles. If you have, can you correct it? How did you notice the wobble and how did you correct it?

       

      Wednesday

      English

      • Play the Dragon’s Den game. This is a different variation of Picnic on Pluto. Can you beat your previous score?
      • Write out all of the letters of the alphabet in lowercase on lined paper, thinking carefully about where the letters start and end, how large they should be and whether they are an ascender or descender. Have your 4 focus letters improved since last week?
      • Choose 4 more letters that you can improve as well as you have with your first four. Practise them with this game. Firstly, click on 'follow' so that you can see how the letter is supposed to be formed then click on 'press and follow' to follow this with your finger. Finally click on 'free draw' to have a go drawing the letter yourself
      • Practise today's focus letters on lined paper until you reach the end of the line. Can you see any improvement? Which one is your best letter? Why?

       

      Maths

      • If you have playdough at home, use 3-D shapes to press patterns into the dough. Can you tell your adult which shapes you used? You can also make patterns on the dough using loose parts such as shells, stones, beads or buttons.
      • If you don't have any playdough but would like to make a quick and easy batch, click here. It's fun to do together and remember to talk about the measurements and steps of the recipe, including the numbered instructions. There are maths links everywhere! :)
      • If you don't want to use playdough, why don't you cut out shapes, using coloured paper if you have it (or colour them in!) and create simple repeating patterns that way. Talk through the patterns with them and see if you have had any wobbles. If you have, can you correct it? How did you notice the wobble and how did you correct it?

      Thursday

      English

      • Play the Picnic on Pluto  game focusing on reading words and deciding if they are real or nonsense words. Can you beat your previous score?
      • Read a phonics comics  of the correct level for your child and discuss any new sounds or words they might have come across
      • Write 2 super sentences about your favourite toy. Try to remember to put in your finger spaces

      Maths 

      • Today we will focus on more complex patterns. An example of this is the game 'duck, duck, goose'. Repeating the same word twice and then using a different word makes this pattern more complex than simply 'duck, goose'. Perhaps there are enough people in your household to play this fun game?
      • Join in with this complex patterns video
      • Show the children this AB pattern and this similar AAB pattern and ask them to tell you what they notice. What is the same and what is different?

       

      • What is different this time?

      Friday

      English

      • Warm up with the Flashcard Speed Trial game, pressing the tick if your child correctly says the sound and a cross if they make a mistake.
      • Play Help a Hedgehog speed word challenge game  to see how many words you can correctly read in the time. Can you beat your previous score?
      • Think about your favourite book. What is it called? Who wrote it? Was the author also the illustrator? Which characters are in it? Who is your favourite and why? Who is your least favourite and why? Would you change any aspects of the story? If so, what?
      • Using 'Fred Talk', independently write the book title, author, illustrator, and main character names as a list

       

      Maths

      • Yesterday we began to look at more complex patterns where items were used more than once in each repeat. Watch this video again to refresh your memory.
      • Today you are going to make your own AB, AAB AND ABB pattern using items in your house (including from outdoors).
      • What other patterns could you make using two colours?
      • Describe your pattern to your adult.

        

      P.E.

      • Why not practise some fun yoga and listen to a story at the same time with Cosmic Yoga, there are loads of different stories to choose from. Check out their website or look on their YouTube site for some great videos
      • Also check out the Joe Wicks: body coach channel with lots of interesting work out videos. Plus at 9am every weekday Joe will be live streaming a kids P.E. lesson, so don't forget to tune in
      • Check out our fabulous Highfield Primary P.E. and Sports page for more great sporting ideas

       

      *******Adults - Make sure you talk about internet safety with your child/children*******

       It is important to make it clear to the children that they should only be sending an email to the class address because they know it is a safe address and it will be going to somebody that they know

       They can only send an email with their grown-up's permission and with their grown-up supervision.

       Stress to the children that they should never open email attachments that are unexpected or from unknown sources, they should be very wary of links in emails, and they should not give out personal information

       

       

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      0161 748 6096

      highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk