Home Learning Help

Week Beginning 18th May 2020

Please find attached the suggested learning grid for this week.  In addition to these suggestion please keep reading! This is one of the most important skills to keep going.  Books are available from school every Monday and if you have read everything in your colour band Jamie can put out more,  just let us know.   There are many games and activities you can play at home to keep up your maths skills and I can help if you need some new ideas.

Mrs Martin and I will host a virtual playtime on TEAMS this Thursday at 10.30am.  We had a few people join last week and it was lovely to get a wee blether.  As ever, if you have any question, queries, suggestion or ideas please let me know.

Badminton Resources from Active Schools:

Badminton Resources PDF 1

Week Beginning: Monday 11th May 2020

This week our learning theme is …..’Friends & Family’ ❤

The lending library has also been set up at school and will be available every Monday.

Hope you are all well.  Remember to get in touch if you need any help, or have any suggestions for how we can better support your child’s learning. 😊

See attached the following:

  • Friends and Family suggested learning activities grid
  • Math Rigour problem solving

Please use this link for your child to complete a very simple wellbeing survey.  Guidance has been sent in a email to every family.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/939D9RZ

Click the links for some Active Schools resources:

Activity Diary A5 3 (1)

Activity Diary A5 3

Football A4 Print (1)

Football A4 Print

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF (1)

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF

Home Resources – Athletics Digital (1)

Home Resources – Athletics Digital

Spelling

Pupils working on Spelling books D and E should now be focussing on Unit 15 for the next 2 weeks.

Pupils working on Spelling Book C should continue to work through the units focussing on a single sound at a time. They should also continue to revise the common word list at the front of their book.

All units are available on Spelling City

If any help is required with spelling please email Mrs Holland 🙂 Amanda.holland@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 Week Beginning: Monday 4th April 2020

Monday 4th and Friday 8th are holiday dates

 

Here is a link to this week’s learning grid:

Wk2 People who help us

There are suggested activities around our PEOPLE WHO HELP US theme.

Here is a larger version of the ‘Daily Rigour’ for Maths

You will need this links for the HWB Yoga Activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cxt_Ki4GSo  

Mrs Holland will share spelling information.

All of this information has been emailed to individual families.

Don’t forget the links at the bottom of the page for lots of online activities!

Week Beginning: Monday 27th April 2020

Since the school closure last month we have been monitoring learning and feel that most families prefer more child-led, activity-based learning than formal work. For this reason and to help support families who have children of multiple ages, starting this week we will be giving you a suggested learning theme! This will form a sort of ‘mini-topic’ similar to what we do in school. Each week there will be a separate learning grid from the Big Class and the Wee Class as well as ideas from the EYC – please share these with your child to see what interests them. Some activities will be the same and others will be more age/stage appropriate. These are suggested activities covering multiple curricular areas but we would encourage you to allow your child to develop their own ideas too 😊 and if they would like to learn about something that does not fit in with the theme, please allow them to pursue that interest!

Here is the grid for this week and out ADEVENTURE theme.

Link to PDF: Wk1 theme adventures

 

I encourage you to keep your children reading books that are age and stage appropriate and let me know if you do not have access to appropriate books or online reading material.  Mrs Holland will post suggested weekly spelling to support a good pace of work.  The websites your child can log onto for a variety of learning opportunities have been shared numerous times; if you are having any connection or usage problems please let me know and I will try and solve any problems.

 

Week Beginning: Monday 20th April 2020

I have send out emails to all learners/parents this week regarding home learning and to say another wee hello. I’m here to help! I am using the email address provided on your emergency contact details so if this requires to be updated please get in touch with myself or Mrs Hill. Thank you!

If you do want to complete more structured learning, here are some suggested activities:

Reading

I’ve emailed every family with the ZPD for each child and guidance to the books that should be read to encourage and extend progress.

This Week’s Writing Challenge

This week you could try some personal writing – you could write about your experience of lockdown so far. This could be part of a future generation’s history lesson!

Write about what it feels like to be on lockdown; what sort of activities you have done so far; what is a typical day like; what are the highlights/best bits; what do you miss the most?

If you do write about your lockdown experience, I’d love to see them – you can type it and email to me or take a photograph and send it to me!!

SPELLING

Pupils working on Spelling books D and E should now be focussing on Unit 14.

Pupils working on Spelling Book C should continue to work through the units focussing on a single sound at a time. They should also continue to revise the common word list at the front of their book.

All units have now been added to spelling city and the login/password for this was emailed before the holidays.

If any help is required with spelling please email Mrs Holland 🙂 Amanda.holland@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Numeracy & Maths

Use activities from your home learning pack or complete your own maths activities 🙂

Remember there are lots of online activities and amazing apps for numeracy & maths – some links below!

 

Education City logins  for each child were sent home before school closure but some pupils were absent so please get in touch if you do not have a login and I will send it to you. When you have your own login, you can complete activities that I have set for you 🙂

Helpful Resources

Click this link for ideas of indoor play activities: 140 INDOOR PLAY IDEAS

Here is a link to the Play Scotland Loose Parts Leaflet

More play experience ideas and the links to ‘teaching points’ so you can see the wonderful benefits of these experiences!

P5

Create a list of learning theme topics you would like to see delivered in Fisherton Primary.  It’s not long until you guys are the oldest in the school and we’ll be looking for your help to make learning even better!

It’s never to early to start thinking about being a house captain.  You could start planning your campaign and writing your speech now!

P7

I know it is not the term 4 you’ll have dreamed of but email me any ideas of how we can make this really special for you.  Also email me ideas of a fun thing we could all do together in the summer holidays and after this pandemic has passed.

Keep an eye on the Carrick Academy website and Twitter.  Get to know the staff and school you’ll be joining very soon.  Did you know the Design and Technology department have made hundreds of PPE visors for heath are professionals to use to keep safe!!

This link has some brilliant activities included.

https://carrickacademysayr.weebly.com/resources-page.html

Useful Weblinks

Suitable for all learners:Spelling City https://www.spellingcity.com/

Education City https://www.educationcity.com/ (own login required – please email me if you need a copy of yours)

Reading Wise https://readingwise.com/ (own login required)

Topmarks (Maths and Literacy) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Free ebooks https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (need to create login – free)

Money activities https://rbs.mymoneysense.com/parents/

Maths games https://www.mathplayground.com/

Maths games and activities https://nrich.maths.org/primary

Phunky Foods https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/   (username: fisherton     password: phunky)

Music Lab https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Coding https://scratch.mit.edu/

Coding https://studio.code.org/courses

 

Accelerated Reader https://ukhosted105.renlearn.co.uk/7260288/ (own login required)

 

Maths games https://mathsframe.co.uk/

 

Link for parents to access free resources to download:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

 

Please email me if you have any queries about your child’s learning helen.hamilton@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

Web links and task information will be added here:

Please click the link below for information on how to support learning from home.  Further updates will be added regularly.

How to Support and Continue Learning at Home

 

Useful websites:

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://readingwise.com/

https://code.org/learn

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Accelerated Reader:

https://ukhosted105.renlearn.co.uk/7260288/

 

 

 

 

The Wee Class Home Learning Help

Monday 1st June 2020

This week’s theme is:

WEATHER

Here is a link to this week’s learning grid with suggested activities around our theme.

 

Mrs Hamilton’s Philosophical question of the week:

What is friendship?

Why is it important? One reason we choose our friends is because we like doing the same stuff as them, but would it be better to have friends who are different to us we can learn stuff from? Is it possible to become friends with an enemy? Or someone very different like Wilbur (a pig) and Charlotte (a spider).

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.   – Charlotte’s Web

Our Lending Library is open and will be available at school every Monday 10.30am-11.30am

You can borrow books for Accelerated Reader or to simply read for enjoyment.

Below is information about this week’s Reading, Spelling and Phonics.

Don’t forget the links at the bottom of the page for lots of online activities!

Reading

Your new book for this week has been added to Bug Club.

P1s have copies of some books at home and I will also add them to Bug Club. I have added previous books too for extra reading practice if you would like 😊

P1 – ‘We Can Do It’ (this is a non-fiction text)

Hippos – ‘Good Deed Day’ (fiction)

Elephants – ‘The Powerful Potion’ (fiction)

Zebras – No new reading – please catch up on any books you have left to complete on Bug Club

Lions – ‘The Snow Queen’ Part 2 (fiction)

 

 

Primary 1 Phonics and Common Words

SOUND: ‘ou’ (as in cloud)

Idea for parents – SILLY SOUP: write words with these sounds on small pieces of paper (real words and nonsense words) and fold each piece of paper and put in a large bowl. Your child then uses a ladle or spoon to pick out a word, they have a go at blending the sounds to read the word and have to decide if it is REAL or SILLY!

You may also find useful activities on Twinkl (link at bottom of the page).

COMMON WORDS – him, all, came

Practice reading and writing your common words.

Idea for parents – common word splat. Write the common words on pieces of paper/post-its or with chalk on the ground (add in previously learned ones too for extra challenge) and then give your child something they can swat with (e.g. plastic fish slice) – you call out a word and they have to swat it as quickly as they can. You could use a points system for some added Numeracy – 2 points for every word they get correct.

 

Primary 3/4 Spelling

The Great Whites: Book C Unit 9 (part 1) – ‘old’

The Megalodons: Book D Unit 10 (part 2) – words with hyphens

Shark Boy: completed Book D 🙂

Find spelling games for your words on Spelling City https://www.spellingcity.com/users/MrsMartin18 – Find your book and unit number.

 

This Week’s Writing Challenge:

Imaginative Writing – Write a story with the title ‘The Storm’ (or choose another, weather-related title).

When writing your story here are some things to consider:

  • Beginning – introduce the setting and any main characters. Use lots of adjectives and descriptive phrases. Where does your story take place? At sea? In a forest? At the beach?
  • Middle – this should be the most exciting part of your story where the main action takes place. Create a problem for the character (this is possibly when the storm begins). If describing the setting further, including the storm, think about describing it through the senses – what does the character SEE, HEAR, FEEL, SMEEL/TASTE?
  • End – You want your reader to feel satisfied at the end of your story – this is usually the part where you solve the problem for the character. OR…you could have a cliff hanger ending that leaves your reader wanting more!!!

Remember you were given a copy of your writing success criteria home – self assess by using this to check the standard of your work or ask someone at home to check it over. Think about things like punctuation (capital letters, full stops), does your writing make sense, have you tried to use different sentence openers, have you included any WOW words.

 

Numeracy & Maths

See Learning Grid as well as online activities (links below)

*note for parents – if you would like copy of answer sheets for any maths activities sent home, please email me (email address below).

 

Click the links for some Active Schools resources:

Activity Diary A5 3 (1)

Activity Diary A5 3

Football A4 Print (1)

Football A4 Print

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF (1)

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF

Home Resources – Athletics Digital (1)

Home Resources – Athletics Digital

 

Please send us photos of what you are up to at home and we can add them to our Twitter and Facebook page to inspire others!

 

Our top tips during school closure:

  1. Keep a bedtime and wake up time for week days.
  2. Plan your days to include some learning time (this includes learning through play), some creative time (arts & crafts), some chores time (to help develop responsibility), some exercise time and some relaxation time (we need to keep our bodies and minds healthy).
  3. Enjoy books just for the joy! Read…read…and read some more!
  4. Bake and cook together.
  5. Get outside for plenty of fresh air!

There are some links below to ideas of play experiences which will be fun and enjoyable and keep your child learning 🙂

You will also find useful weblinks at the bottom of this page.

If you have forgotten any of your login information, please send Mrs Martin an email and I will be happy to resend this 🙂

Helpful Resources

Click this link for ideas of indoor play activities: 140 INDOOR PLAY IDEAS

Here is a link to the Play Scotland Loose Parts Leaflet

More play experience ideas and the links to ‘teaching points’ so you can see the wonderful benefits of these experiences!

More Play Ideas!– great for P1 but can be adapted to other ages too! There’s also a great playdough  recipe in this file 🙂

 

Click on the links below for an electronic copy of your Home Learning Information Sheet:

Primary 1

Primary 3

Primary 4

Useful Weblinks 

Suitable for all learners:

Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 (own login required)

Spelling City https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsmartin18

Education City https://www.educationcity.com/ (own login required – please email me if you need a copy of yours)

Reading Wise https://readingwise.com/ (own login required)

Topmarks (Maths and Literacy) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Free ebooks https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (need to create login – free)

Money activities https://rbs.mymoneysense.com/parents/

Maths games https://www.mathplayground.com/

Maths games and activities https://nrich.maths.org/primary

Phunky Foods https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/   (username: fisherton     password: phunky)

Music Lab https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Coding https://scratch.mit.edu/

Coding https://studio.code.org/courses

Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

 

Suitable for P1s:

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ (create login or download app)

 

Suitable for P3 and P4:

Accelerated Reader https://ukhosted105.renlearn.co.uk/7260288/ (own login required)

Nessy https://www.nessy.com/us/ (secret word: Hushedhaggis   monkey name: your name)

Maths games https://mathsframe.co.uk/

 

Link for parents to access free resources to download:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

 

 

Please email me if you have any queries about your child’s learning laura.martin@south-ayrshire.gov.uk