Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk

0161 748 6096

Class 2 Previous Home Learning

 

Please find previous weeks' home learning below...

 

Week 11 ~ Week Beginning 29/6/20

(Prior weeks' learning can be found here)

 

Daily activities:

15 mins reading -

  • Log into Epic Reading using the code wij7167 (free access between 6am and 4pm). Epic Reading sign in instructions here
  • 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.
    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

15 mins Times Table Rock Stars

15 mins Spelling Shed

Many of the phonics activities are through a website called Phonics Play. For school closures, they have opened up their resources to all for free. Just use the username: march20 and the password: home to log in. The website follows 'Letters and Sounds' grouping of the sounds into phases, but roughly they equate to RWI book colours as:

 

***Why not use this fun phonics calendar throughout the Month of June? Click the***

link next to the phase that your child is on:

 

Red, Green and Pink - phase 2 / Set 1 & 2:  June Phonics Calendar Phase 2

Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3 June Phonics Calendar Phase 2, Phase 3

Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3 June Phonics Calendar Phase 3, Phase 4, Phase 5

 

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 

Week Beginning: Monday 29th June

The following lessons can be done at any point during the week. Please do not feel pressured to complete them all. I have just supplied the foundation subjects that are typically taught weekly. They will be left on weekly learning for the coming weeks for you to work through at your own pace.

****TRAFFORD VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY - WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY****

Fingers crossed the weather is good to us and you can all get outside and participate in the first ever VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY!!

Find out everything you need to know by clicking here.

You can also access all the challenges on Trafford Sports Partnerships YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlNZyCivc4K-21nRye7hJA/videos

If you are taking part at home you can input how you have done with the challenges by clicking here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9ZPLZF2 

Most of all I hope you have fun!

If the weather isn't great then feel free to participate on any other day!!

Please send pictures to your class email!

 

PSHE - Games Apart

In today's lesson, we'll be exploring and learning how to play some outdoor games in the current climate. Transmission of germs will be touched upon as well as the importance of social distancing during the teachings of the games. We will run through the rules of each game introduced and then practise playing them with our families and friends. Each game will support children’s physical, personal, emotional and social wellbeing.

PSHE - My Lock Down Feelings

In today’s lesson, we will review our time capsule that we created last lesson. We will reflect on our lockdown experience and on how it has felt being away from school for so long. We will think about what we have enjoyed and create a feelings jar, filled with all of the things that have made us happy, which might help others feel better about their experience.

Science - What Is Sound?

In today’s lesson, we'll be learning about sound. We will be specifically looking at what sound is and how to make sounds. This lesson will include identifying different volumes of sound. Lastly, we will be conducting an experiment to see if the sounds outside our home are the same in the morning compared to the sounds at night time.

Art - To Create Shadow Art

In this lesson, we will be learning all about light and how to create shadows. The shadows will be our source of inspiration for our artwork today. We will be discussing different types of materials which help shadows to form.

Geography - What Is A Continent?

In this lesson we are going to be learning about the seven continents. We are going to learn what a Geographer is and how important they are. We will be looking at the seven continents, comparing their size and location on our planet. We will then be learning all about what the equator is. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson. Let's get started!

History - What Is An Explorer?

In this unit of work, we will be learning all about a variety of different explorers who made history. In this lesson, we will be learning about what an explorer is and focusing on the qualities and attributes that an explorer may have.

Music - Body Percussion

Talk through this PowerPoint, and investigate body percussion.

PE -

PE with Joe Wicks is no longer daily. He will be live at 9AM each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Click here to find previous workouts.

 COMPUTING -

It is so important that children understand how to be safe when they are using computers and the internet. This half term in computing we will be looking at this, using the great videos of 'Hector and his friends' produced by ThinkUKnow. It looks at helping children to understand what their personal data is, and who they should be sharing that data with both online and offline.

Watch Episode 1 here.

After watching the episode, discuss it with your adult. What have you learned? Why did Hector tell Ranjeet not to send all of his personal information on the internet? What is your personal information?

 

 

Daily Phonics

******* DAILY PHONICS FOR RECEPTION AND YEAR 1 IS VIA THE RWI YOUTUBE CHANNEL. THEY WILL STREAM DAILY LESSONS AT 9:30 AM. NEW DAILY FILMS INCLUDE: *******

  • Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently. 
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y1.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)

Guidance explaining Red Words and Hold a Sentence can be found on the home reading page.

Monday

Reception

English
In this lesson, we will learn some features of reptiles. We will be thinking about what makes reptiles unique and choose our favourite reptile to describe. You can extend this lesson by using an encyclopedia to compare reptiles to other animal groups, talking about the similarities and differences.
Maths
In this lesson we will practise adding 2 quantities together by counting them all.

 

Year 1

English

In today's lesson, we will be listening to the story of The Tiger who came to Tea. We will then be answering questions on this. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

Maths

This week, we are starting by counting to 100.

Click here for the lesson video and here for the worksheet.

 

Tuesday

Reception

English

In this lesson, we will listen to the story of The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, by Gemma Merino. We answer questions about the story, justifying our answers with the word ‘because’ to support our communication skills. You can extend this lesson by researching dragons and considering how they differ from crocodiles.

Maths

In this lesson we will add 2 quantities together by adding on. This means remembering the initial amount and counting on from that to add on the next amount.

 

Year 1

English

Today we will be drawing our story map to help us remember the story of The Tiger who came to Tea. You will need a piece of paper (plain if you have one) and a pencil.

Maths

Today, we will focus on partitioning numbers.

Click here for the lesson video and here for the worksheet.

 

 

Wednesday

Reception

English

In this lesson, we will commit The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, by Gemma Merino, to our memories by drawing a story map. You can extend this lesson by acting out the story and thinking of a step for each part.

Maths

In this lesson we will start learning about subtraction. We will look at the part-whole model and think about subtraction as partitioning, taking away a part of the whole and finding out how many are left.

 

Year 1

English

Today we are going to be learning all about questions. We will be identifying question and then practising writing them ourselves. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

Maths

In this lesson we will begin to learn about comparing numbers.

Click here for the lesson video and here for the worksheet.

 

Thursday

Reception

English

In this lesson, we will use our knowledge of reptiles to draw and describe a reptile of our choice. We will think carefully about what words to use and write some of them down. Please bring this description along to the next lesson, where we will write a reptile factfile.

Maths

In this lesson we will continue learning about subtraction. We will think about subtraction as taking away and we will make up subtraction stories.

 

Year 1

English

Today we will be writing the beginning of the story of The Tiger who came to Tea. You will need your story map nearby to help you remember the story and a new piece of lined paper and a pencil.

Maths

This session continues the journey into comparing numbers.

Click here for the lesson video and here for the worksheet.

 

 

Friday

Reception

English

In this lesson, we will write a fact file about our favourite reptiles, thinking about their appearance, habitats and characteristics. You can extend this learning by making fact files on different types of animals.

Maths

In this lesson we will revise more and fewer by comparing groups of objects and deciding which group has more and which group has fewer.

 

Year 1

English

It is time for us to finish our stories and have a go at editing our work. You will need the writing you started yesterday, a pencil, your story map and, if you have one, another coloured pen for editing.

Maths

On Fridays, White Rose now set a problem solving challenge for the children to do. These are great because they encourage children to problem solve and apply knowledge that they have already learned. Children may need to be trained on how to approach challenges like this. They will need to understand that a certain amount of trial and error may be required, and that it is fine (in fact it is encouraged) for them to make mistakes as long as they learn from them and try again. Children should also understand that the working out is just as important as the answer, and where possible should show this working out in their final answers.

Click here for the challenge, here for the answers and here for the certificate template.

****PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE OF THE CHALLENGE MAY NOT MATCH THE DATE I HAVE SET IT FOR****

 

Week 4 ~ Week Beginning 27/4/20

 

Daily activities:

15 mins reading -

  • Log into Epic Reading using the code wij7167 (free access between 6am and 4pm). Epic Reading sign in instructions here
  • 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.
    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

15 mins Times Table RockStars

15 mins Spelling Shed

Many of the phonics activities are through a website called Phonics Play. For school closures, they have opened up their resources to all for free. Just use the username: march20 and the password: home to log in. The website follows 'Letters and Sounds' grouping of the sounds into phases, but roughly they equate to RWI book colours as:

 

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

 

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 - Reception

  • 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

 

English - Year 1

  • Read 'Are We Nearly There Yet?' up to the line 'DAD! Raffy's scarf!' shouted Jazz, as the bus pulled away from the bus stop. Ask you child to imagine that they are going to predict how Dad and Jazz will behave next? Lead your child to understand that Dad will need to cheer Jazz up. Put two chairs together as though they are on a bus. One of you takes the role of Jazz and the other of a reassuring father and act out what will happen. Swap your child has a go at being the dad and Jazz. After this, talk about how we understand Jazz's feeling from the text. How does the story show us that she was sad to have left the scarf behind? What do we think will happen next?

Phonics:

  • Start by warming up with 'Same sound, different spelling'. Have a go at easy and challenge yourself with the hard level.
  • 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 - Reception

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

  • Today we are going to start by practising 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
  •  

    Extra – try this counting on / back worksheet.

 

Maths - Year 1

  • This week we are focusing on halving a number. First watch this video.
  • Then complete the sheet. You don't have to print it, you can write the answers on paper. 
  • When you see this symbol:  it indicates the use of concrete objects to help your child, such as stones, counters, or pasta.

Tuesday

English - Reception

  • 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

 

English - Year 1

  • Let's make this activity active! Grab a jigsaw puzzle and put it at the top of the stairs, in a different room or even in your garden. If you don't have a jigsaw puzzle but you do have a printer, you can always print and cut out this picture.  Show your child each written section and ask the question that coincides with the number on the story sheet
  1. Find and copy the word that means 'fell or went quickly'
  2. Find and copy the word that tells us Raffy was not smooth
  3. Find and copy the word that shows us Raffy was made specially 
  4. Find and copy the word that shows us they went quickly to the bus stop
  5. Find and copy the word that tells us how Jazz spoke to her dad
  6. Find and copy the words that means the same as 'almost'
  7. Find and copy the words/s that describe the surface of the road
  8. Find and copy the word/s that tells us Jazz is tired

Your child must find the word, copy the word and then show you their word  and if you give you child the thumbs up, you child can run to collect a piece of the puzzle.

Phonics

  • First, warm up by playing this 'Blending words' game. Select hard as a challenge and see how you get 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 - Reception

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.

 

Maths - Year 1

  • This week we are focusing on halving a number. First watch this video.
  • Then complete the sheet. You don't have to print it, you can write the answers on paper. 
  • When you see this symbol:  it indicates the use of concrete objects to help your child, such as stones, counters, or pasta.

 

 

 

Wednesday

English - Reception

  • 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

 

English - Year 1

  • Another active one. This activity is designed to build children’s confidence for reading out loud. Show your child the different animal cards and explain that they represent how they might read their writing (e.g. as quiet as a mouse or as proud as a peacock). Your child must write a sentence for each of the animals and they can include the examples given, to help start them off. Once completed, set up a circuit track using a market such as a stone or a cone and place their work next to each cone. Your child should run to each cone and when they get their, read their work clearly, in the style of that animal.

Phonics:

  • Begin by playing 'Karate cats'. You must read the sentence and then select the correct missing word so that it makes sense.
  • 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 - Reception

  • 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.

 

Maths - Year 1

  • This week we are focusing on halving a number. First watch this video.
  • Then complete the sheet. You don't have to print it, you can write the answers on paper. 
  • When you see this symbol:  it indicates the use of concrete objects to help your child, such as stones, counters, or pasta.

Thursday

English - Reception

  • 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

 

English - Year 1

  • Ask your child how they felt when they received the letter of Ms Plant. Have they ever received other personal letters? Here are some initial questions that may help:
  1. What was in your mind as you read the letter?
  2. Did you keep the letter to read again?
  3. Did you share your letter with anyone?
  4. Did you write back?
  5. What about your grown-ups? Can they share their experiences and feelings?
  • Look at this example of an informal letter and discuss the features of it. Did the letter of Ms Plant include any of these features?

Phonics:

  • Start 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 10 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 - Reception

  • Try these activities today.

    1. Counting back activity.

    2. Tricky challenge – try going through this powerpoint.

    3. This worksheet below.

    3.

    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.

Maths - Year 1

  • This week we are focusing on halving a number. First watch this video.
  • Then complete the sheet. You don't have to print it, you can write the answers on paper. 
  • When you see this symbol:  it indicates the use of concrete objects to help your child, such as stones, counters, or pasta.

 

 

 

Friday

English - Reception

  • 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.

 

  • 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

 

English - Year 1

  • 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. Refer back to yesterday's learning if need be.

    Phonics:

    • 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 - Reception

    • 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?

     

    Maths - Year 1

    • First, watch this Number Blocks video on halving.
    • Next, get ready for some active maths! Make number cards of all the even numbers between 2 and 30. Have some counters, pebbles, dried pasta even (though I wary that this may be precious in your house at present, it is in mine!). These concrete objects will help you count out halves of numbers.
    • Shuffle the cards and scatter them around the activity space. 
    • Run and pick a card at random. As quickly as you can, come back, say and write down half of the number you picked. You may need to count out the number of objects and then sort them into two groups to find half. Continue playing until you have used up all the cards.

     

     

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