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Hello 1/2R! Due to our current situation this is where work will be posted daily. The most recent work will be uploaded at the top of the page by 9am. Please submit any work you do to 1-2r@fairhaven.dudley.sch.uk to receive feedback. You can email photographs, documents or scanned pieces of work. I was very much looking forward to coming back and seeing you all! Please stay safe and I look forward to seeing all your amazing work! From Miss Richards :)

Home Learning

Certificates

Congratulations to the children who received a certificate from me last week. I look forward to awarding more this week! 

A note from Mrs Smith on Reading

Reading is so important, and we would like you to all continue with this while you are not at school, so that you can continue to progress but most of all enjoy the wonders of finding new knowledge or immersing yourself in another world. Reading can offer so many different things.   

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed coming into your classes each Thursday morning. Having a chat about reading and seeing all your wonderful progress. We are still unsure when school will be able to reopen but I hope that you are still reading at home. Please continue to read books of your choice and get an adult to record this in your Home Reading Record, when you have reached any of the milestones, 50, 100, 150 reads then get an adult to email your teacher who will be able to send you a certificate to reward your achievement until we are back at school when you will be awarded your prize. I am extremely proud of all your achievements in reading this academic year and I don't want a pandemic to dent this. 

 

If you are continuing to work on your Reading Challenge that is brilliant.  If you haven't done this and would like another copy of it then email your teacher and we can get one sent to you to work on. Dudley Library Service is offering a free click and collect service so you can order all the books that you need for the Reading Challenge from them. 

 

I will be asking your teachers how everyone is getting on. Happy Reading! 

Mrs Smith

Attached below is also the link to Oxford Owl. Here you can register for free to read eBooks. There are lots of books to choose from and you can search for books by your child's age or the book band they are currently on.

Sketch Book Challenge 01.03.2021 

The theme for this week’s Art challenge is ‘springtime’. Have a think about all the things that you can see in springtime. I am looking forward to seeing all your super sketches.

Thursday 4th March 2021

Happy World Book Day!!!

I have attached a link below to some free online audiobooks that you can listen too, as well as a link for parents to sign up to some World Book Day events. Today's reading activity is a little different as I will be reading a story to you today. I hope you enjoy listening to it and I hope you have a good day!

Maths

Year 1

Can I measure length using non-standard units?

In today’s lesson you will need some household objects to measure. You will also need something to use as non-standard units like paper clips, pasta shapes, counters or dominoes – it doesn’t matter what you choose to use, as long as they are the same length. For today’s activity, follow the instructions on the video and then choose your own objects to measure. Send in photographs to show us your measuring skills.

Year 2

Can I count vertices on 2D shapes?

Today we are learning to count the vertices on 2D shapes. Please watch the video linked below and then complete the attached worksheet. Today’s challenge questions are questions 5 and 6. 

English

Year 1 

Can I write a set of instructions?

In today’s lesson, you will continue writing your instructions. Remember to read back what you wrote yesterday and to use the modelled writing to help you with your own writing. You can do it, so keep up the hard work! Remember to make sure you use adverbs to describe how you should carry out the instructions. For a challenge, can you read the instructions you have written to an adult?

Year 2

Can I use the features of a narrative?

Today we will write the resolution and conclusion of our story, considering what the learning for the world is. Today’s lesson starts with a spelling activity on adding the suffix –ness to turn a root word into a noun. We will then complete our fourth and final shared write, before editing our work like real authors. For a challenge, have a go at writing independently before completing today’s shared write.

Reading

Can I investigate rhyming words?

Today it is World Book Day, so for today’s story I am going to be reading you the story of Ronald the Rhino. Click the link below to listen to the story. Can you hear any rhyming words in today’s story?

Ronald the Rhino - Miss Richards

Phonics (Year 1 only)

Can I investigate alternative graphemes for the igh phoneme?

Today we are looking at alternative spellings of the igh sound as in flight. These include: ie, i, i-e and y. Please click the link below and watch the video. For today’s phonics activity, sort the words in the document attached below depending on how the igh sound is spelt. For a challenge, can you add any of your own words to the table?

Spelling

Can I investigate spellings for the /l/ sound?

For today’s spelling activity use the letters on the attached document to write a word for each picture. You can only use each letter once. You can either print and cut out the letters, or cross each letter off as you use it in your spelling. Remember all the words end in –el.

PE

Can I develop different jumping techniques?

In today’s PE lesson we are practising our jumping skills. In this lesson we will develop our agility, balance and coordination. For today’s lesson you will need 9 ‘lily pads’, ‘lily pads’ are anything you can jump on that will be soft and safe to land on, for example cushions, towels and pillows. Please click the link below and click the video for lesson 20 – lily pad jump.

Topic - Geography

Can I compare London to my local area?

Today we are comparing London to our local area. Is London a village, town or city? How do you know? Do you live in a village, a town or a city? Watch the video to find out how villages, towns and cities are different. What is there to see and do in our local area? What is there to see and do in London? (I’ll add the link to last week’s video in case you need a reminder.) Write sentences to compare our local area and London. Use the conjunctions ‘and’ or ‘but’ to link your ideas.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Maths

Year 1 

Can I compare lengths and heights?

Today we are learning to compare lengths and heights. The lesson starts with a chance to practise counting in 2s and 5s from last week’s learning. Watch the video and have a go at the questions on the worksheet. Question 3 is today’s challenge, so have a go if you feel confident.  

Year 2

Can I count sides on 2D shapes?

Today we are learning to count the sides on 2D shapes. Please watch the video linked below and then complete the attached worksheet. Today’s challenge questions are questions 4, 5 and 6.

English

Year 1 

Can I write a set of instructions?

Today we will continue writing our very own instructions. We will be reading yesterday’s work then completing the ‘what you need’ section. We will then begin the ‘what you do’ section.  Just like yesterday, learn everything you can from the modelled writing and then have a go at your own. I cannot wait to read today’s work! For a challenge can you write a sentence for each of the six tricky words from today’s video? The words are: the, is, there, here, house and where.

Year 2 

Can I use the features of a narrative?

Today we will write about our character facing their problem and feeling perplexed. We will use our writer’s toolkit to guide us in creating a problem that truly matters. We will start the lesson by creating a step plan. We will then write the solution of our story together using shared writing before editing our work. For a challenge, have a go at writing independently before completing today’s shared write.

Reading

Can I retrieve information?

Today we are reading ‘Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary’ by Simon Bartram. For today’s reading activity, write a sentence explaining one thing that Dougal did on each of the following days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. When writing the days of the week don’t forget to use a capital letter at the beginning of the word.  

Phonics (Year 1 only)

Can I investigate alternative graphemes for the oa phoneme?

Today we are looking at alternative spellings of the oa sound as in goat. These include: ow, oe, ou and o-e. Please click the link below and watch the video. For today’s phonics activity, sort the words in the document attached below depending on how the oa sound is spelt. For a challenge, can you add any of your own words to the table?

Spelling (Year 2 only)

Can I investigate spellings for the /l/ sound?

For today’s spelling activity write a word with the –el ending for each picture on the document attached below. Remember to sound out the word to help you with the spelling. Then write a sentence for each word.

PE

Can I develop my reactions?

Today’s PE lesson focuses on developing our reactions, hand-eye coordination, balance and concentration. To complete today’s activity you need paper, a pen and some blue tack. Please click the link below and click the video for lesson 18 – reaction wall.

Computing

In computing, when we return to school we are going to be creating our presentations on the Great Fire of London that we planned last half term. For today’s lesson we are going to recap the work on algorithms we did in the Autumn term. Click on the PowerPoint below to learn about algorithms and complete the activities in the presentation. Remember an algorithm is a set of instructions to be followed. Can you guide the robot to the table on the fourth slide? Can you give yourself or someone else instructions to reach the other side of the room? Can you give pupil robot instructions to open a jam jar? Do your instructions work or do they need debugging? (Remember debugging is a fancy word for fixing your sequence). For a challenge, can you think of any other sequence you could ask pupil robot to do?

Some of the children's work from 02.03.2021

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

As we approach World Book Day, please have a look at the World Book Day for Parents leaflet which is full of ideas of how to celebrate with your children. Let us know which ones you try!

Another way to celebrate World Book Day!

Could you win some Roald Dahl Books for Fairhaven Primary School? 

All you need to do is watch the video linked below. The film is narrated by storyteller, John Kirk and is based on the story of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”. It has been funded by Arts Council England as part of the “Novels that shaped our world project”. At its heart the project aims to inspire a love of reading and encourage children to visit their local library. All you need to do is send any comments regarding the link, or just ask your child to complete the sentence: “I’m looking forward to visiting the library because…” Email your child's thoughts to Lynda Wattis (Lynda.wattis@gll.org) or drop them in to any library marked for the attention of Lynda Wattis stating that it is from a Fairhaven pupil and we will receive a Roald Dahl bundle!

Maths

Year 1 

Can I compare heights?

Today’s Maths lesson is all about height and comparing different heights. Watch the video linked below and follow the instructions given in the video. Then find some toys (toys that can stand up are easiest to compare heights). Find the tallest and the shortest. Then find one that is taller than another. Can you find two toys which are the same height? For a challenge write sentences comparing their heights using some of the following vocabulary: short, shorter, shortest, tall, taller, tallest, same, height.

Year 2 

Can I investigate 2-D and 3-D shapes?

Today’s Maths lesson focuses on making 2D and 3D shapes. Watch the video linked below. After watching the video can you make some 2D shapes using pencils or pens as the sides? Can you make the following 2D shapes: square, rectangle, triangle, pentagon and hexagon? Then can you find any 3D shapes in your house? Can you find the following 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder and pyramid?

English

Year 1 

Can I write an opening to a set of instructions?

Today we will start writing our very own instructions. We will be looking at the toolkit full of all the things we will need over the next 4 days. Learn everything you can from the modelled writing and then have a go at your own. I cannot wait to read your work! For a challenge, can you read and edit your writing, checking your punctuation and spelling?

Year 2

Can I use the features of a narrative?

Today we are continuing to write our recycled story, focusing on the problem using our problem toolkit. Today’s lesson starts with a spelling activity focusing on the suffix –less. Adding the suffix –less changes the word from a noun to an adjective. We will then look at prepositions of place, for example: under, amongst, against, opposite, to the left and beside. Lastly, we will do some shared writing before editing our work. For a challenge, have a go at writing independently before completing today’s shared write.

Reading

Can I investigate vocabulary?

Today we are reading ‘Bob’s Best Ever Friend’ by Simon Bartram. Today we are looking at vocabulary. Write a sentence using the following words from the story: glum, beautiful, peek, suddenly and welcomed.

Phonics (Year 1 only)

Can I investigate alternative graphemes for the oo phoneme?

Today we are looking at alternative spellings of the oo sound as in moon. These include: ew, u, ue and u-e. Please click the link below and watch the video. For today’s phonics activity, sort the words in the document attached below depending on how the oo sound is spelt. For a challenge, can you add any of your own words to the table?

Spelling (Year 2 only)

Can I investigate spellings for the /l/ sound?

Today we are continuing to look at the /l/ sound spelt ‘el’. Remember the –el spelling is often used after ‘m’, ‘n’, ‘r’, ‘s’, ‘v’, ‘w’ and more often than not ‘s’. For today’s lesson practise spelling the following words: travel, towel, gospel, level, squirrel, vowel, enamel, model, scoundrel, swivel and weasel. Then pick five words and write them in sentences.

Music

Can I investigate pitch? 

In this lesson we will be learning about pitch. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. We will learn to identify when the pitch rises and falls and how to use our voice to make different sounds. We will be making high and low sounds with our voices and learn how to identify high and low sounds from around the home putting them into different categories. You will then learn how to read high and low notes on music. Finally, you will learn the song Harry Hare and identify if the sounds are getting higher or lower.

PSHE

Can I investigate feelings?

Have a look at the picture of Maz the alien. Maz the alien is having a ‘big’ feeling. He knows it’s a big feeling because his body is tense and shaking, and his fists are tight. What might his big feeling be? Can you give him some advice on what he could do to help with his big feeling?

 

Task 1: Write in the speech bubble what Maz might say to someone to tell them how he is feeling. Telling someone how we feel can help us to manage our big feelings.

 

Task 2: Read the following scenario with an adult. 

Maz finds out that his best friend from his home planet is coming to earth to visit him. Maz starts talking really loud and fast and shouts and whoops; he is jumping up and down and spinning round and round. He starts to jump and bounce on the sofa, even though the grown-ups tell him not too. Ooops – he makes a tear in the cushion. Maz realises that he is having a big feeling that is affecting his behaviour.

 

Try to answer the following questions:

  1. Can you identify the big feeling that Maz is having? (He is excited.)
  2. How is the big feeling changing Maz’s behaviour? (He is talking fast and loud/jumping around/shouting out, jumping on the sofa)
  3. Which parts of Maz’s behaviour are not so good? (Jumping on the sofa, tearing the cushion and ignoring the grown-ups)
  4. Can you suggest ways that he could make the situation better? (Talking to an adult about feelings should be included.)
  5. What could you do to help Maz or what advice would you give him? (Feeling excited is a good feeling but any big feeling can affect our behaviour in not so good ways and it’s this that Maz needs help to manage.)

 

Task 3 (year 2 only): Can you sort the different emotions into BIG and little feelings?

Some of the children's work from 01.03.2021

Monday 1st March 2021

Well done 1/2R for all your hard work last week! Just one more week of home learning left and then we will all be back in school on the 8th of March. I am very much looking forward to returning to school and seeing you all again!

-Miss Richards :) 

Mindfulness Monday

For today's Mindfulness Monday complete the activities on the attached document. Firstly go into your garden and listen for the sounds on the bingo bango sheet. Then try to create a face using stones, leaves or flowers from your garden. Make sure you only use flowers that have already fallen off the plants and don't pick any flowers unless an adult says its ok. I look forward to seeing your creations.

Maths

Year 1

Can I compare length?

This week in Maths, we are moving on from place value and starting to look at length and height. We will be continuing this unit of work on our return to school. Today we are comparing lengths. Please watch the video linked below. For today’s activity, find some household items and compare their lengths. See if you can label the items using some of the following vocabulary: short, shorter, shortest, long, longer, longest and same.

Year 2 

Can I recognise 2-D and 3-D shapes?

This week in Maths, we are moving on from statistics and starting to look at properties of shape. We will be continuing this unit of work on our return to school. Today we are learning to recognise 2-D and 3-D shapes. Please watch the video linked below and complete the attached worksheet. For a challenge, can you explain why the shapes you chose are the odd ones out on questions 3 and 4?

English

Year 1

Can I box up a recycled set of instructions?

Today we are learning to box up a recycled set of instructions. Today’s lesson starts with a spelling activity on some tricky/sight words. We are then going to come up with new ideas for our new set of instructions before boxing it up and telling the new recycled version. I’m looking forward to seeing what ideas you come up with. For a challenge, draw a picture of your magic item and add some labels to describe them.

Year 2 

Can I use the features of a narrative?

Today we are starting to write our recycled story with a problem. Today’s lesson starts with a ‘tell me more’ game to warm up our brains. We will then write the beginning of our story as a guided write before editing our writing and retelling the beginning of our story. I’m looking forward to reading your recycled stories, you’ve all had some fantastic ideas so far! For a challenge, can you write some sentences using adjectives to describe the main character of your story?

Reading

Can I retrieve information?

This week we are looking at books written by Simon Bartram. Simon Bartram is the author of ‘Man on the Moon’, which I’m sure you all remember reading in the autumn term. Click the link below to have a look at Simon Bartram’s official website. Read the information on the page linked below with an adult and see if you can answer the following questions:

  1. How many picture books are there about Bob?
  2. Who is Bob’s new friend?
  3. Do you think there are aliens on Earth?
  4. Who is Bob’s creator?

Phonics (Year 1 only)

Can I investigate alternative graphemes for the ee phoneme?

Today we are looking at alternative spellings of the ee sound. These include: ea, e, e-e, ie and y. Please click the link below and watch the video. For today’s phonics activity, sort the words in the document attached below depending on how the ee sound is spelt. For a challenge, can you add any of your own words to the table?

Spelling (Year 2 only)

Can I investigate spellings for the /l/ sound?

This week we are looking at the /l/ sound spelt ‘el’, whereas last week we looked at the /l/ sound spelt ‘le’. The –el spelling is much less common than the –le spelling and is often used after ‘m’, ‘n’, ‘r’, ‘s’, ‘v’, ‘w’ and more often than not ‘s’. For today’s lesson practise spelling the following words: camel, flannel, jewel, navel, sequel, cruel, kennel, panel, shovel, tinsel, gravel, satchel and snorkel. Then pick five words and write them in sentences.

Science

Can I name and describe habitats?

This week in Science we are learning about habitats. A habitat is a place where animals and plants live. Most things live in habitats to which they are suited and different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. Please click the link below which will take you to the BBC bitesize KS1 habitats page. Click on the links on this webpage to learn about the following habitats: polar, ocean, woodland, rainforest, urban, desert, coastal and pond. Each video is about a minute long. Once you have watched all the videos, draw a picture of one of the habitats we have learned about today and label some of the animals and plants you might find there.

Handwriting

Can I investigate joining?

For today’s activity practice joining the ur digraph 5 times. Then write the following words: hurt, turtle, burn, burnt, burger, turn, curl, purse, Thursday, church, purple, nurse. Don’t forget to join the u to the r in each word. Finally choose three of these words and write a sentence for them.

Some of the children's work from 26.02.2021

Friday 26th February 2021

Maths

Can I demonstrate an understanding of place value?

Today we are recapping all of the work we have done so far on place value to 50. Please complete the worksheet attached below. Try and work as independently as you can, but if you need help from an adult, that’s fine. For an extra challenge, explain your answers for the last two questions using your reasoning skills.

Year 2

Can I demonstrate an understanding of statistics?

Today we are recapping all of the work we have done over the last couple of weeks on statistics including: tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams. Please complete the worksheet attached below. Try and work as independently as you can, but if you need help from an adult, that’s fine.

English

Year 1

Can I summarise the main points?

Today we are learning to summarise what we have read. Today’s lesson starts with a spelling activity on making words plural using the suffix –es. We will then do a strategy check before reading together and practising our summarising skills. For a challenge, can you summarise the text at the end of the video independently?   

Year 2

Can I box up a story for purpose?

Today we are boxing up our recycled story for purpose. Today’s lesson starts with a spelling activity on adding the suffix –ment to root words, this involves changing the words from verbs to nouns. We will then box up the events in our recycled story. For a challenge, can you think of or find any other words that we could add the suffix –ment to?

Reading

Can I investigate the characters in a story?    

Today we are reading ‘Matilda’s Cat’ by Emily Gravett. Click the link below to listen to today’s story. Once you have listened to today’s story, write some adjectives that you could use to describe Matilda’s cat. You could describe his appearance (what he looks like) or his personality (what he’s like as a character). 

Phonics (Year 1 only)

Can I hear, say, read and write words with the ph sound?

Today we are looking at the ph sound as in phone. Please click on and watch the video linked below. After you have watched the video, click the Phonics Play link below to play the buried treasure game. Click start, phase 5 and then select the ph sound. For a challenge, can you pick five words to write in sentences?

Spelling (Year 2 only)

Can I investigate spellings for the /l/ sound?

For today’s spelling activity please sort the following words using the grid attached below. Table, uncle, double, terrible, simple, chuckle, candle, cuddle, poodle, little, horrible, tickle, fable, cycle, bubble, sensible, puzzle, example, prickle, vegetable, circle, needle, bible, possible, dimple, giggle.   

Topic - Geography

Can I research the city of London?

It’s time to find out more about what it is like in the city of London. Watch the video linked below to explore London. Which landmarks did they visit in the video? How do people travel in London? What is it like living there? Write sentences full of information about the city of London. For a challenge, can you find any more information out about London?

Handwriting

Can I investigate joining?

For today’s handwriting lesson practice joining the ir digraph 5 times. Then write the words bird, dirt, shirt, skirt, first, girl, stir, circle, birthday, thirsty, firm, circus, twirl and swirl. Don’t forget to join the i and r together in the words. Lastly choose three of these words and write a sentence for them.

Some of the children's work from 25.02.2021

Thursday 25th February 2021

Maths

Year 1 

Can I count in 5s?

Today we are continuing to practise counting in 5s. Please watch the video linked below and then complete the attached worksheet. Your challenge question is number 5 where you can compare counting in 2s and 5s and look for a pattern, if you feel confident.

Year 2 

Can I investigate block diagrams?

Today we are looking at block diagrams. Please watch the video linked below and then complete the attached worksheet. Today’s challenge question is question 3. Do you notice any similarities and differences between tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams?

English

Year 1

Can I use imperative verbs?
In this lesson, we will be focusing on a special type of verb used in instructions called imperative verbs. They are used when telling someone to do something and they can feel a bit bossy! See if you can spot imperative verbs during the video. Your extra challenge in this lesson is to add adverbs which tell the reader how to do something. How many adverbs can you think of? Slowly, carefully, quietly… can you think of more?

Year 2

Can I make inferences based on what is said and done?

Today we are learning to make inferences based on what is said and done. Today’s lesson starts with a spelling activity on contractions. You will then discuss some reading strategies before reading together and hunting for clues in the story to make inferences. For a challenge, can you make any inferences about today’s story for reading called ‘Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears’?

Reading

Can I retrieve information?

Today we are reading ‘Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears’ by Emily Gravett. Click the link below to listen to today’s story. Once you have listened to today’s story see if you can write down at least 5 things that Little Mouse is scared of. 

Phonics (Year 1 only)

Can I hear, say, read and write words with the se sound as in cheese?

Today we are looking at se as in cheese. Please click on and watch the video linked below. After you have watched the video, click the Phonics Play link below to play the sentence substitution game. Pick three sentences to read and change. Then practise writing them. You will need to log in to access this game using the free username and password found on the home page.

Spelling (Year 2 only)

Can I investigate spellings for the /l/ sound?

For today’s activity please click the spelling frame link below, then select practise/test and begin the practise. If you fancy a challenge, try the test. Today’s lesson focuses on the spelling of the following words: table, fable, apple, topple, bottle, little, middle, fiddle, juggle and double.

Topic - Geography

Can I locate the city of London on a map? 

Now that we have learnt so much about the Great Fire of London, we are going to learn more about the city of London as part of our Geography curriculum.  First of all, we need to know where it is! Have you ever visited? I wonder how long it takes to get there from where you live… Have a look at slides 4-12 on the PowerPoint to find out where in the world and where in the UK London is. You could answer the questions with a family member. Then, have a go at plotting the city of London on two different maps on the worksheet. Use the PowerPoint maps to help you. 

PE

Can I develop my jumping, agility, throwing and catching skills?

Today’s PE lesson focuses on developing jumping, agility, throwing and catching. Please click the link below and click the video for lesson 17 – five to one challenge.

Some of the children's work from 24.02.2021

Our topic this half term is Bright Lights Big City!

Please ensure your child has a tracksuit for outdoor games and all clothing is clearly labelled.

Phonics

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