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Time: Jan 22nd, 2021 10:00 AM

 

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Zoom Link for online PE class Tuesday 19th January 

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

 

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FREE HEALTHY KIDZ RESOURCES

The link below contains Health and Wellbeing activities for each primary age group.

 

For app registration visit:  

https://healthy-kidz.com/crush-60-minutes-every-day/

Then select your child’s class for access to relevant worksheets, exercise videos etc.

Week beginning Monday 18th January

Numeracy

Mental Maths – Please check your groups page below.  Try to spend 10/15 minutes a day practising some of these targets.

Other

 

Number stories

Red/Yellow Group

Revise the number stories 1-10.  Continue to use the websites below to help.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/robot-addition

 

Complete the word problems below to help with your number stories.  Discuss how you get your answers with your helper. Remember you can draw pictures to help if you need to like we did in term 1 for our problem solving.

Green Group – Focus number 18.  Find 18 on the 100 square. Explore the number before/after/above and below it on the 100 square. Number 18 powerpoint below.  If you do not have access to a printer for the worksheet below practise writing 18, draw 18 on the ten frame and draw a set of 18 objects. 

Time – All groups

This week we will continue to work on o’clock on the analogue and digital clock.

Practise setting a clock in your house to the times below:

3 o’ clock

9 o’ clock

4:00

12:00

7 o’clock

10 o’clock

1:00

8:00

 

Look at page 2 from the worksheets below.  Draw the time.  If you don’t have a printer set your clock to the time or you can draw the time into your book.

Solve the problems based on time below.  Discuss how you get your answer.  You could use a clock in the house to help count forwards or backwards.  You can write your answers if you wish or discuss them with your helper.   

Problem Solving – Make a list or table

Discuss am/pm with your helper. 

 

Make a list of some of the activities you do during am/pm.  See the template below.

Word problems

Design your own word problem based on time and number like those you have done this week.

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Revise the letter names, sounds and formation for:

s a t p i n m o c f r u d h

 

Reading

Continue to work on reading the High Frequency words posted in our homework section.  Remember to read some of your books from home.  There are also some videos which may help you remember High Frequency words in the website section.   

 

Spelling

See below for your groups spellings this week. Where appropriate practise turning your spellings into the plural form e.g. cat becomes cats.  Explore which words can have –ing added to them. 

Letter h

Draw and label 3 things that begin with the letter h.  Practise writing the letter h H. If you have a picture dictionary at home you can use this to help.  

 

Questions

Last week we revised the concept of a question.  This week we will learn about the architect.  Tell your helper what you might like to find out about the architect.

Remember questions begin with the following words:

Who?         What?        Where?               When?                How?

Why?

They also end with a question mark like this…?

Watch the youtube video below which will tell you a little bit about the role of the architect.

Tell your helper what you have learned about the architect.  Try to find out a little bit more independently. 

 

Draw and label a picture of an architect and all the things they need to help with their job e.g. computer, hard hat etc.

 

Non-chronological Reports

Use your picture that you drew and labelled now to help write a non-chronolgical report about the architect. 

 

  • Non-Chronological writing is non-fiction.   
  • It will have a title and sometimes sub-headings.
  • Information is divided into sections.
  • It often contains pictures and captions.

 

See the worksheet below for a format you can use.  You can print this off or write your report into your book. 

Remember to add capital letters, full stops and finger spaces to your work.

Use your word mat to help with spelling too.

This will take a little while to do. You could do it over a few days. 

 

 

Sentence work

Pages 1 and 2 of the worksheets below.  Write the sentences into your book.

Topic work/Outdoors idea

Imagine you are an architect.  Design your very own building on a page.  Try to use your ruler for any straight lines.  Explore some famous buildings online first with your helper e.g. The grand opera house, The titanic building etc.  It may give you some ideas. 

 

Create a pair of binoculars for ‘The Big Garden Bird Watch’.  This event is next week.

  Use the instructions below. 

 

You will need:

2 toilet roll tubes

Glue or masking tape

Paint/markers

Ribbon

Optional – glitter or stickers

Method

  1. Attach both toilet roll tubes together with glue or masking tape.
  2. Paint or decorate these.  We used sequins, stickers etc. 
  3. To create a neck strap, ask an adult to cut holes into the sides. Measure and cut your string or ribbon.
  4. Tie on the string or ribbon.  Take one end of your string and thread it through the hole you made. Tie a Knot to secure.

 

Now Use them to familiarise yourself with some garden birds.  I am still learning these J I have included some pictures of birds which might help.

Please send me some photographs of your creations.

 

Grow in Love

Explore the story of ‘Simeon and Anna meet Jesus’.  Discuss this with your helper.

 

Talk about the ways in which Jesus was the same as other babies and the ways in which he was different.  Say a prayer for all newborn babies or families waiting for a baby to be born.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM LINK FOR FRIDAY 

 

Tomorrow we will be having our zoom assembly.  Please check below for the details. I hope to see you then J 

 

Time: Jan 15, 2021 10:00 AM

 

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Zoom Link for online PE class Tuesday 12th January

 

Mr Tighe has organised a Zoom PE class on Tuesday, hosted by Alison from Healthy Kidz. I hope as many of you as possible will be able to join in. Below is the zoom link.

 

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

 

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We will also be having a Zoom Class Assembly on Friday morning, which will be an opportunity for us to say hello.  See you then and enjoy your week!  

Week beginning Monday 11th January

 

Numeracy

Mental Maths – Please check your groups page below.  Try to spend 10/15 minutes a day practising some of these targets.

Other

 

Number stories

Red/Yellow Group – Create the number story for 10

e.g. 10 + 0 = 10

      7 + 3 = 10

Can you use the sums you have made to now make the number story for 20.  Look for the pattern.

Green Group – Focus number 17.  Find 17 on the 100 square. Explore the number before/after/above and below it on the 100 square. Number 17 powerpoint below.  If you do not have access to a printer for the worksheet below practise writing 17, draw 17 on the ten frame and draw a set of 17 objects. 

 

Time

This week we will be revising o’clock on the analogue and digital clock.

Explore the websites below.

Practise reading o’clock times throughout your day.

Look at the first worksheet below and write the time.  You can print off the worksheet or write the time in your book. 

 

In school we also begin to explore the digital clock.  The digital time is seen on our computers, games, T.V. etc.

 

For example:

9 o’clock can be written as 9:00

On a clock the little hand will be pointing to 9 and the big hand will still be at 12.  It has gone 0 minutes past the hour.  However, there must always be 2 digits after those 2 little dots which is called a colon.  So we put 2 zeros.  Have a look at the links below to help.

Write the times below in digital.

5 o’clock

2 o’clock

12 o’clock

9 o’clock

7 o’clock

8 o’clock

 

Problem Solving – Make a list or table

Make a table to show the different things you might do at o’clock times throughout the day. Draw a picture to show the activities or write.

Word problems

5 birds eating at a little bird feeder.  2 more join them.  How many now?

John needs 6 buttons for his snowman.  He has 5.  How many more does he need?

Jenny throws 2 snowballs at her sister, then another 3.  How many did she throw?

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Revise the letter names, sounds and formation for:

s a t p i n m o c f r u d

 

Reading

Continue to work on reading the High Frequency words posted in our homework section.  Remember to read some of your books from home.

 

Spelling

See below for your groups spellings this week. Where appropriate practise turning your spellings into the plural form e.g. cat becomes cats.  Explore which words can have –ing added to them. 

Letter d

Draw and label 3 things that begin with the letter d.  Practise writing the letter d D. If you have a picture dictionary at home you can use this to help.  

 

Writing questions

Questions begin with the following words:

Who?

What?

Where?

When?

How?

Why?

They also end with a question mark like this…?

 

Discuss the worksheet below with your helper.  Find the questions on the page. 

Our new topic is ‘Buildings and construction’.  We want to find out about buildings in our area, what they are used for and even who works in them.  We want to explore some very famous buildings too.  We also want to explore how buildings are created.

 

Think of a question you might like to find the answer to. 

For example:

How do tall buildings stay upright?

Are there any famous buildings in our country?

Write your question down and send it to me.

 

Non-chronological Reports

We will be exploring and writing non-chronolgical reports this month.  We will be looking at their structure, layout and the information contained within them.

 

  • Non-Chronological writing is non-fiction.   
  • It will have a title and sometimes sub-headings.
  • Information is divided into sections.
  • It often contains pictures and captions.

 

See the poster below for more information. 

Ask your helper to help you read the non-chronolgical report below.  Explore its structure and think of how it has been written.  Discuss the meaning of the words written in red or blue.  

 

Summarise what you have read.

How do you know the report is non-fiction?

 

Write down 3 facts learned from the report.  Remember to add capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.  You can use your word mat and picture dictionary to help with your writing.

 

 

Sentence work

Sequence the words in the worksheet below to create sentences.  Write them into your book.

Topic work/Outdoors idea

Buildings in our area

When you are out for a walk again or next in the car.  Look at the buildings in your local area.  Discuss:

What they are used for?

Who might work there?

Where are they located?  Are they near homes, the town etc.

How old might these buildings be?

Have they changed at all?

Were they ever used for any other purpose?

 

Ice ornaments

Last week we made some ice ornaments at home.  They looked beautiful.  Have a go at doing this.  The instructions are posted below (try to read as much of the instructions as you can).  I would love to do this when we return and hang them all on the tree outside our class.  Chat with your helper about the change in the water you use as you make your sculpture.  Please remember to send me pictures of your creations.

Grow in Love

This week remember the Prayer to our Guardian Angel. 

Angel sent by God to guide me,

Be my light and walk beside me;

Be my guardian and protect me;

On the path of life direct me.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th January

Morning everyone!  Happy Friday! 

I am in school this morning to give out things to help you with your home learning.  The classroom will be very quiet without you all. 

 

I went for a walk yesterday in that frosty, snowy weather.  The birds were singing and chirping so loudly and the pond was frozen over.  It was lovely. 

 

Boys and girls if you need some extra reading books remember you can access 100’s of eBooks by signing into Libraries NI Kids.  If you are having any difficulties or want to sign up for a membership, please ask your parents to contact Banbridge Library.

 

Have a good weekend everyone and thank you for sending all your great photographs. 

 

Mrs McMeekin

Thursday 7th January

Good morning everyone!

 

Such a cold and frosty morning.   As a further way of keeping everyone connected, it would be great if you could all send in some photographs capturing the beauty of winter.  I look forward to seeing your work!  I might see if I can get some interesting photographs myself. 

 

The school will be opening from 9am-12pm on Friday 8th January to pick up some resources which may help with your learning at home. 

 

Don’t forget to send some pictures of your work or if you have any queries please get in touch with me by emailing omcmeekin021@c2ken.net

 

Enjoy your day

 

Mrs McMeekin

Wednesday 6thtJanuary

 

Morning everyone!  I hope your first day of home learning went well.  Remember to just do what you can and take time to play and exercise too.  I am trying very hard to go for a walk every day.  So far so good!

 

In class we use RM Easimaths and Lexia. Remember to continue to use these at home when you have time.

 

I have already received some pictures of wonderful work.  Thank you!

Enjoy your day!

Mrs McMeekin

Week beginning Monday 4th January

 

Dear Boys and Girls,

Happy New year!  We are now in 2021!  I hope you all had a really lovely Christmas and I cannot wait to hear all about it.

 

Did you all enjoy the snow?  I couldn’t believe it when I opened my curtains on New Year’s Eve.  We built a little snow girl and had a snowball fight too.  It was such fun. 

 

Below are some home learning activities for the rest of the week.  Don’t forget to send me pictures of your work.  Your helper can send it to omcmeekin021@c2ken.net  Have fun and enjoy your week!

Mrs McMeekin

 

 

Numeracy

Mental Maths – Please check your groups page below.  Try to spend 10/15 minutes a day practising some of these targets.

Other

Calendar work

Explore the calendar for January on the website below.

https://www.starfall.com/h/holiday/calendar/?sn=main

 

You can look at January on a calendar you might have at home either. 

 

Discuss the days marked on the calendar with your helper e.g. New year’s eve.  Then answer the questions below.  You can discuss the answers or write them down.

 

  1. How many days in January?
  2. On which day did New Year’s day fall?
  3. How many Friday’s in January?
  4. On which day of the week does the 24th of January fall?
  5. On which day of the week does the last day of January fall?

 

Problem Solving – Make a list or table

Before Christmas we created a table to show the weather for the week.  Create your own table to record this week’s weather.  See the worksheet below for the template.  Practise using your ruler to do this.

Number stories

Red/Yellow Group – Create the number story for 9

e.g. 9 + 0 = 9

      7 + 2 = 9

Can you use the sums you have made to now make the number story for 19.  Look for the pattern.

 

Green Group – Create the number story for 6

e.g. 6 + 0 = 6

      4 + 2 = 6

 

Work on learning the answers to these sums.  You can use the games below to help too!

Word problems

Danny has 5 jelly beans.  He gets 2 more.  How many does he have now?

 

Jo counts forwards in twos.  She says “12, 14, 16   ?”  What number will she say next?

 

Zoe gives a clue to her age by saying “I am 3 years older than Mary”.  Mary is 6.  What age is Zoe?

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Revise the letter names, sounds and formation for:

s a t p i n m o c f r u

 

Reading

Continue to work on reading the High Frequency words posted in our homework section.

 

Spelling

See below for your groups spellings this week. Where appropriate practise turning your spellings into the plural form e.g. cat becomes cats.  Explore which words can have –ing added to them. 

Letter u

Draw and label 3 things that begin with the letter u.  Practise writing the letter u. If you have a picture dictionary at home you can use this to help.

 

Thank you letter to Santa

Write a letter to Santa to say thank you for your gifts.  Use the word mat below to help with spelling.  You can write the letter on a piece of paper or you might wish to print off the worksheet below.

Remember

  • To ask how Santa is
  • To add full stops and capital letters
  • To add finger spaces

 

I am looking forward to reading these.

 

 

Topic work/Outdoors idea

Read and chat about the powerpoint below.  Look for signs of Winter outdoors.

 

 

 

Grow in Love

Draw your favourite Christmas memory on a piece of paper.

January

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Read and spell High Frequency words, CVC words and words ending in –ff, -ss, -ll
  • Read and write non-chronological reports

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Name and draw 2D shapes
  • Recognise o’clock times
  • Answer word problems
  • Solve problems by making a list or table
  • World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Identifying signs of winter
  • Exploring how the weather affects animals
  • Exploring buildings and their purposes
  •  
    Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are learning to ‘Be Creative’
  • We can be curious and ask questions
  • We can use our creativity when playing
  • We can experiment with our ideas when drawing, writing and making
  • We can talk about our memories and experiences

We read the story 'Ruby's Worry'. Then we designed our very own worry monsters.

December

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Read and spell High Frequency words, CVC words and multi-syllable words
  • Identify and suggest rhyming words
  • Use persuasive language orally and in writing

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50/100
  • Count quantities of money  
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Make a list or table’.

World Around Us

This month we are:

Exploring Christmas in the past and Christmas around the world.
 
Thinking skills and personal capabilities
This month we are learning to ‘Be Creative’

  • We can be curious and ask questions
  • We can use our creativity when playing
  • We can experiment with our ideas when drawing, writing and making
  • We can talk about our memories and experiences
     

We made friendship cards. They really brought a smile to our faces.

We wore our brightest clothes to school today to emphasise the importance of being seen in the darker months.

November

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Spell CVC words e.g. hat, box, sit etc.
  • Read and spell High Frequency words.
  • Write sentences with full stops and capital letters.
  • Use persuasive language orally and in writing

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Add 0, 1 and 2 within 10/20.
  • Recall number stories of 1-6.
  • Develop our understanding of ‘heavy’ and ‘light’.
  • Solve word problems based on what we learn.
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Look for a pattern’.

World Around Us

This month we are learning to:

  • Recall what ‘traditions’ are.
  • Understand the importance of recycling.
  • PDMU

This month we are learning to:

  • Define ‘Respect’.
  • Identify our feelings and how colours can be associated with feelings.  
  •  
    Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are working on our ability to ‘Work together’.
    We are learning to:
  • Develop our confidence
  • Join in and take turns
  • Work and play co-operatively
  • Reach an agreement
  • Be aware of how our actions affect others
     

MATHS WEEK

OCTOBER 2020

We sorted coins and played shop!

We made our own maths hats!

We worked on our number formation and played snakes and ladders!

We sorted 2D shapes and then made some too!

October

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Spell CVC words e.g. hat, box, sit etc.
  • Read and spell High Frequency words.
  • Identify and suggest rhyming words.
  • Recount orally and in writing, activities we do and stories we read. 

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Count forwards and backwards within 20/50
  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50
  • Add 0, 1 and 2 within 10/20.
  • Identify 2d shapes and coins.
  • Solve word problems based on what we learn.
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Look for a pattern’.

World Around Us

This month we are learning to:

  • Name and use our senses.
  • Identify signs of Autumn. 

PDMU

This month we are learning to:

  • Define ‘kindness’.
  • Identify our feelings. 

 

Thinking skills and personal capabilities

  • This month we are working on our ability to ‘Work together’.
    We are learning to:
  • Develop our confidence
  • Join in and take turns
  • Work and play co-operatively
  • Reach an agreement
  • Be aware of how our actions affect others

We wore our new high visibility jackets to walk the daily mile

Exploring our new pirate ship

September

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recite the alphabet
  • Recall letter names/sounds/ formation for –s, -a, -t, -p, i, -n
  • Recall High Frequency Words (HFW)
  • Recount orally and in writing, activities we do and stories we read. 

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Count within 20/50/100
  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 10/20
  • Recite the days of the week
  • Create tally charts and graphs
  • Add 0, 1 and 2 within 10/20.
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Draw a picture’

World Around Us

This month we are beginning our topic ‘All about me.’

PDMU

This month we are learning about ‘friendship’ as well as focusing on our likes/dislikes. 

We are going to spend lots of time getting to know each other. 

Thinking skills and personal capabilities

This month we are working on our self-management skills.  We are learning to:

  • Talk about what we are doing and what we have learned.
  • Focus and persist with tasks.
  • Talk about our likes and dislikes.
  • Make choices and decisions.
  • Ask for help from a friend, my teacher or teaching assistant.

Welcome Back!

Dear Boys and Girls

 

I hope you are all enjoying the last few days of your holidays.  I am counting down the days to our return and I just cannot wait to see you all.  I am so excited. 

 

In our classroom this year we will have Ms St Clair and Mrs Mawhinney helping out. At the minute we are very busy in school preparing the classroom and outdoor area for your return.  They look amazing. 

 

School will be a little bit different this year but I know it will be just as much fun.  Together we can make our class a happy place full of fun, laughter and play. 

 

See you soon

 

Mrs McMeekin, Mrs Mawhinney and Ms St.Clair

We can't wait to see you!

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