Home Learning: June and July
Week 6 (week beginning 6th July) Transition Week
For week six of this half term we would like all of our pupils to focus on transition. The activities below, themed by day, allow the opportunity for children to reflect on their time in their current class, discuss their favourite memories and achievements whilst also considering their hopes and dreams for the next academic year.
You can use these activities along with aspects of the current timetable (see below), to plan your home learning days. We hope you enjoy and benefit from the time to reflect on the past and plan for the future and look forwards to seeing your thoughts and creations brought to life!
Click on the image below for a pdf version.
Welcome to the second half of the summer term!
Here you will find the timetable for each week outlining the lessons and resources, as well as any website links to support home learning.
If you wish to view any of the resources and information from last half term, please click here.
Click on the timetable below to download a pdf version.
Please click on the subheadings below to explore resources and activities linked to each subject or area (matched to the timetable above):
Here are our 'Pause and Reflect' activities:
Aim High - led by Mrs Lightfoot:
Encourage - Led by Mrs Penfold
Have Faith - Led by Miss Hills
Friendship: Led by Father Andrew
Father Andrew has suggested the song: Shine Jesus Shine! to go with this collective worship; perhaps you could find it on YouTube.
Look back at all you have achieved - Led by Miss Cunnington
Moving On - Led by Mrs Moyle
To practise the reading set by your teacher on Bug Club via Pearson Active Learn, please click on the image below.
If you have not already done so, you can request your child's username and password by emailing email@example.com
Click on the image below to be taken to year group specific reading tasks linked to Bug Club books:
Here are some other useful websites and links for reading materials:
Oxford Owls: A range of online reading books linked to colour band, age and phonic strategy (we use Read Write Inc - please see the phonics section below for further information).
Audible - free access to children's audio books:
The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 has begun. Please click on the image below to be taken to the website. How many books will you read?
A range of games, resources and activities useful for practising phonic knowledge. Click on the image below to be taken to the website.
Username: march 20 Password: home
Read Write Inc
This is the phonic approach we use in school, developed by Ruth Miskin. Read Write Inc are producing daily videos during this time to support home learning. Please click on the image below to be taken to the Read Write Inc YouTube channel and read below for more information.
In addition there are informative videos for parents, to support you in understanding the Read Write Inc approach and how to use the YouTube video content to support your child's learning:
Here are some pointers as to which set of video lessons would be most appropriate to your child. Generally these phonics lessons are appropriate for children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However children new to the English language may also find them beneficial.
Set 1: These videos are best suited to children in Nursery, beginner readers in Reception and children who are new to English. These are the set 1 sounds:
Once your child knows all the set 1 sounds and is able to blend (read) and segment (spell) simple words with these sounds then they may be ready to learn set 2 sounds. The set 2 sounds introduce some of the vowel sounds made using two letters (digraphs) and three letters (trigraphs). Children in Reception and Year 1 practise these sounds once they have mastered the set 1 sounds.
Children that know all of their set 1 and 2 sounds and can confidently read and write words, phrases and sentences containing them may be ready to learn set 3 sounds.
Set 3 sounds introduce alternative ways of spelling vowel sounds:
Click on the year group below to download a list of keywords and foci for spellings:
The following images give some guidance on the handwriting for this term.
Where appropriate, you might refer to the spelling lists above to practise words with these patterns.
Writing Pack Video Clips
Here are the video clips to support the writing packs that have been emailed to you. Click on the image to view the video clips linked to the lessons we have created.
Texts for your second writing pack:
Numbots and Times Tables Rockstars
Practise your number facts and skills, developing speed as you do (for children Reception to Year 6):
Please contact the school office firstname.lastname@example.org if your child does not know their login and password for Timestables Rockstars or Numbots. Alternatively you can request login information via the links below and our school office will email this to you when received.
Click on our school badge for Maths activities set by class teachers:
To access and use the work that has been allocated to you on Abacus Maths and The Maths Factor via Pearson Active Learn, please click on the image below:
You need a username and password to access this content and activities - please contact the school office email@example.com to request this.
You can check with your teacher in your weekly zoom sessions, if you have any questions.
Numbers Count Maths Activities
Well being and PSHCE
Select a new idea from the wellbeing grid below to carry out each day. Across your week, try to consider the wellbeing of yourself, your family and others you can also impact. Remember, you don't have to be physically with someone to impact postively on their wellbeing.
You might even have some of your own ideas you can carry out too.
What will your kindness challenge be today? Select something from the following grid:
French and Spanish
Year 3 - Spanish
Year 4 - Spanish
Year 5 - French
Year 6 - French
Reflect and Share
Keep a diary and add to it at the end of every day.
What you have learnt?
How are you feeling?
What are you proud of today?
What would you like to achieve tomorrow?
What would you like to share about your day?
What's been shared on twitter?
Take a look at our twitter feed: @StMattsSch
What could you email in that could be shared with your class teacher and/or on twitter with others?
Each we we add a video of Mrs Dyer teaching us a series of new makaton signs. Maybe you could send us a video of you learning and performing these?
Week 1 This Little Light of Mine:
Week 2 Jubilate Deo
Week 3: A short prayer to accompany Mrs Penfold's Collective Worship
You can also view the videos Mrs Dyer created last half term, in the makaton tab on this page:
While we all appreciate the role modern technology is having in helping us to communicate at the moment, it is also a good time to remind us all of using this technology safely. The following websites provide invaluable support to help keep your child safe online:
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Internet matters (support for parents to keep their children safe online)
Parent info (support for parents to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
Activities to support children learning the English language
Activities to support learning about:
Activities for Nursery Children
The following activities, will support your child in developing their knowledge and understanding of the world around them as well as their creativity:
How to make a graduation cap: for our Nursery leavers to wear on their farewell zoom celebration
Early Years and Key Stage One Story time
Not Now Bernard - Read by Mr Skuse
Kitchen Disco - Read by Mrs Worthington
Little Red Hen - Told by Mrs Dyer
Mr Large In Charge - Read by Mrs Semple
My Friend Bear - Read by Miss Williams
The Bumblebear - Read by Mr Taylor
Dear Zoo - Read by Mrs Dyer (with makaton)
Aaaarrggh, Spider! Read by Miss Hekmoun
Monkey Puzzle - Read by Mrs Worthington
Year 6 Transition Resources
Transition Project (week beginning 22nd June)
What can we learn from the scientific revolutions of the past to create new solutions for a greener future?
Activities and Challenges from Bike It Pat
Well done to Vihaan, who has won FIRST PRIZE the Active Travel Adventure story competition! We look forward to hearing all about your new bike!
Competition Time! - NOW CLOSED -
Can you use your imagination to create a story of your own adventure using your own version a of human powered machine? If so, you can enter this fabulous competition, run by Bike It Pat!
1. Submissions of the children’s work need to be sent to school by Thursday 25th June at the latest to enable us to send it on to Bike it Pat in time.
2. Pat will select the best three entries based on the story content and illustration (hint - there are top tips on the link above).
3. Submissions of the story and illustration can be scanned or photographed and sent to school firstname.lastname@example.org explaining that it is for the Bike it Pat competition.
4. Please include your name, school and year group in the email so that if you win you can be identified.
6. Pat will contact winners via school w/c 29 June.
Pat will be selecting three submissions across Reigate and Banstead to win one of the following prizes:
1st Place: A bike to the value of £100 from Bikes Revived. See Bikes Revived kids bikes here: https://www.bikesrevived.org.uk/salez/sales_bike_type.php
2nd Place: Decathlon gift card to the value of £50.
3rd Place: Assorted cycling spares pack – puncture repair kit, pump, tyre levers (all you need to fix a puncture).
We look forward to receiving some wonderful and creative stories ready to send on to Pat!