Sunday, 24 May 2020

Happy Half Term to everyone in Calder Class. We won't be setting any 'work' to complete this week as we think both the children and parents/carers deserve a break! 

If you fancy doing something to challenge yourself though do keep on practising your tables on TT Rockstars and continue with any work you haven't had chance to get done so far. Read your favourite books, sing your favourite songs, get some exercise, help out with jobs at home, but most importantly keep being kind to your family! My family decided we needed a bit more positivity at home so we all thought of the thing we love the most about each other and the thing that makes us laugh the most about each other. Why not try it with your family? It was lovely to hear such kindness being spread. Apparently I am good at cuddles and singing silly songs I've made up! What will your loved ones say about you?

Have a wonderful week, take care and stay safe! xxx

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Hello to all of our wonderful children at Carlton-in-Snaith Primary School! I have received a letter from Bruno at TT Rockstars and I thought I would share it with you.

Now, I always say we should aim high but even if you don't quite manage the super tough world record of over 150 in a single studio game, we would love to see your efforts. See how close you can get, can you beat your highest score? 

As Bruno explains, studio games include all of the times tables and associated division facts but as I regularly tell the children in Calder Class, it doesn't matter if you get any wrong- just keep going and see how many you can get right! Before you know it, you'll be getting higher and higher scores. Don't forget Percy Parker to help you learn the tables too (find him on YouTube) the songs are super catchy!

Send us your best efforts for us to share on our blogs :) or if you think you can beat the world record, send your video to the link below!

Guess what!?
Times Tables Rock Stars have gotten in touch with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS After some conversations they have created a new title - "the highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars in one minute!"
To make an Official Attempt, players need to record a video of themselves achieving their highest score in the Studio* and send the video to by 23:59 UK time on 4th June 2020.
Read Official Attempt criteria in full

The highest scores we've seen over the years have been 150+ in a single Studio game so we know the standard for this global title will be high. 
Time to get rockin' during lock-in!
*Studio games go up 12×12 and include corresponding division facts.
Attachments iconGuinness World Records - TT Rock Stars - Letter to Pupils.pdf
Attachments iconGuinness World Records - TT Rock Stars - Letter to Pupils.docx

Award-winning children’s author, Katherine Rundell, has  launched The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown
You can find the book on the link below.
Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.
The Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through delight, new ideas, ridiculous jokes and heroic tales. There are true accounts of cats and hares and plastic-devouring caterpillars; there are doodles and flowers; revolting poems and beautiful poems; and there are stories of space travel and new shoes and dragons.

The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Congratulations Boys!
Another one to come soon

Books to share with your children.

Children being exposed to books beyond which they can read is an important part of the curriculum, so at school adults regularly read to the children. It inspires imaginations, models how to use fluency and expression when reading, introduces new vocabulary, supports comprehension plus many, many more things.

Here is a link to books to read aloud for children to follow and listen to. 

The Book Trust has lots of interactive picture books to share.

Epic is the leading Digital Library for children under 12.
They are currently offering a Free 30 Day Trial.

If your child has read all of the Read Write Inc books on Oxford Owl then this link will take you to all the other Phonics based sets of books including Oxford Reading Tree and the Project X books, many of which are written by fantastic authors such as Julia Donaldson.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Reading at Home

For those of you beginning to run out of books for your children to read or for you to read with your children, over the next few days we will be suggesting places where you can find many more. 
With the emphasis very much being on reading for pleasure.
Whilst your child continues to read to you- books that they can decode using their phonics, there is no reason you cannot enjoy a wider variety of books together!

Sunday, 17 May 2020

I've received a lovely update from Freya's mummy. Freya has already managed to create her portrait of the queen and it is fantastic! Freya and her family are planning a forest walk to hunt for materials to make a hedgehog and Freya has had two special visits from the Tooth Fairy within the last three weeks! Wow! Freya has also celebrated her birthday over the weekend and look at that beautiful cake and sleepover set up for Freya and her little brother to enjoy. Happy birthday Freya! Love from us all in Calder Class xx

Look at Lewis in front of his dad's huge lorry! He even had a ride inside. Well done Lewis, its lovely to see your smiling face.

Summer Term Week 5

Week 5 Maths Tasks 

Make sure you click on Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) (at the bottom of the page)


(These links can be temperamental. If they do not work just search for White Rose Maths, Home Learning and then either Year 1 or Year 2)

and don't forget

⭐TT Rockstars
⭐ Hit the Button
⭐ Learning to tell the time

Week 5 English Tasks (plus daily reading) 

A Tale of Two Feathers Comprehension (There are 3 levels of questions - the children can choose which level they would like to attempt)

Spellings - Suffixes '-ment' and '-ness' 
The suffix '-ment' is added at the end of a noun which denotes an action or a process, for example, the action of wonder would become wonderment. The suffix ‘-ness’ changes an adjective to a noun and means ‘the state of being’, for example, the state of being happy or sad. 
Can your child add the correct suffix to the following root words and spell them correctly both with and without the suffix?


Week 5 Wider Curriculum Tasks

History - Here are 3 pictures of Queens, do you know who they are? Look at the pictures, what clues do they have to help you guess when they were on the throne? Do you know which Queen came first? How do you know? Do you know which Queen came second? What helped you to work it out?

    Science - What is a food chain? Watch the video and learn all about different animals and plants and how they make a food chain. Then see if you can answer the questions on the quiz. 

    Art - Look at these famous portraits of the Queen, which is your favourite and why? 

    By Peter Blake
    By Andy Warhol
    By Lucian Freud
    By George Condo
    Why don't you have a go at creating a portrait of the Queen? You can choose any style and use any thing you want to create it. I can't wait to see your finished pieces!

    Forest School - Click on the link and choose an activity or two, Forest School Activities perhaps the children can lead the adults, as some of these activities are ones the children have done at school.

    Mrs Gay says that clay can be substituted for mud and water and to please make sure you have parental supervision if using any tools.

    Story: An Italian architect designs a new way of living.
    Question:  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

    🌟Mrs Burton's Ongoing Project - Who is your hero?🌟
    When I was in primary school I did a project all about my hero. It took me weeks! I learned lots of facts, made a booklet, drew and cut out pictures, and I can still remember facts about Gary Winston Lineker now! So it's your turn, choose someone who you admire, learn all about them, then show what you know in whatever way you want e.g scrapbook, PowerPoint, poster. This should be a project you work on over the next few weeks rather than complete in 1 session.

    Friday, 15 May 2020

    I have received another lovely update from Charlie's mummy, sharing his learning from this week. Look at that beautiful painting- and I love to see you all helping out mums and dads with the chores! :) 

    'Charlie has had lots of fun this week with his English challenge, he particularly liked the naughty pixie....I wonder why???  He learnt about the Ocean and the animals and plants that live there and write what he thought it would be like to be a glo-fish.  He wrote to his best friend Rueben and painted him a picture of Steve from Minecraft using paint sticks and posted it to him.
    He’s also had fun baking, dressing up and washing the cars with his brothers which we all got extremely wet!!'

    Wednesday, 13 May 2020

    Keeping Active

    Don't forget to keep active! 
    Here is a link with lots of great ideas to try, something for everyone!

    Tuesday, 12 May 2020

    This week I have set a battle between the sexes. So, it's boys versus girls! Who can rise to the challenge? Watch out for the result next Tuesday!

    Well done to Freya, Harry, Max, Lydia, Isabelle D, Henry, Charlie and Lily who I can see have been working on their times tables this week

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