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The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist

Voluntary Aided Primary School

Flourishing in F.A.I.T.H. (Family, All Included, Thriving & Healthy)

01233 614660

Birch

Welcome to the Summer Term.

We hope you are all well and managing to get out in the fresh air as much as possible. Below you will find a variety of ideas for remote learning from your child's teacher. Please use these ideas when you think it is right for your family, don't stress about schoolwork. In September, we can get your children back on track. Right now what we can't do anything about is how your children are feeling. So please share your calm, strength, laughter and love with your children. Your children are exactly where they need to be at the moment.

 

Please phone the school office if there is anything we can help you with on 01233 614660 or email on office@john-wesley.org.uk 

 

Seesaw

  • ALL remote learning will be using the app Seesaw.
  • Seesaw is available as a downloadable app and as a website (website linked below). 
  • Your child should have brought home a QR code that will allow them access to Seesaw. 
  • Daily activities will be uploaded in the form of English, maths and other activities eg art, music.
  • There will be teething problems as we all get used to a new way of working. We have used Seesaw within our lessons so I am hoping that the children do have an idea of how the app works. 
  • Your child may usually be part of another class within the school, however those who have been having access to the SRP will be assigned to Birch class as I want them to have consistency during this time. 
  • Some tasks may be set through Seesaw to then use Education City - more information will be given on Seesaw of this. 

 

Please note that I will be replying to work only during school hours and I am also supporting in school during this time so please bear with me. 

 

Other ideas of things to do at home:

  • Daily exercise using Joe Wicks video (linked)

 

Remote learning ideas ONLY if you cannot use seesaw:

  • Research facts about Barn owls.
  • How many different species of owls are there? Write facts about your favourite ones.
  • Paint a picture of your favourite species of owl.
  • Listen to the novel version of our class story The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU0_v5MKVSs&t=524s

 

Joe Wicks video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

 

https://web.seesaw.me

 

On a personal note...

Please look after yourselves and I will miss your children greatly during this difficult time. 

 

Mrs Willis

Welcome to the Spring Term

 

This term, we will be exploring ‘Space’, linking our reading and writing opportunities to this interesting topic. The children will be introduced to fact files and key vocabulary about space. All of our English work also aims to support our children to achieve their EHCP outcomes.

 

The term will focus on two key people:

  • Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space
  • Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk on the moon

 

Our books this term are:

  • You Choose Space by Nick Sharratt
  • Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy
  • Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

 

In phonics, we will continue to learn sounds using Cued Articulation. We will be learning digraphs (two letters that make one sound ‘ee’, ‘ai’ for example) and building these into our writing.

 

In Maths, this term, we will be focussing on the number 50. We will do this through counting accurately, understanding the place value of numbers up to 50 and also addition and subtraction within 50. The children will be exposed to different methods to solve addition and subtraction problems and these are: ten frames, Numicon, part whole model, bar model, counters and number lines. The children will then be given the choice to use their favoured method.

 

The children will also have many opportunities to pre-learn vocabulary and ideas for their Connected Learning sessions which they attend in their base classes.

 

Home practice opportunities

  • Counting to 50 (objects, chocolates, lego bricks)
  • Share books about space
  • Watch YouTube clips about space (in particular videos about the International Space Station)
  • Visit the library and borrow space stories or fact books

 

Useful websites

 

Please also explore our SRP page with further information about the interventions that your child may be involved in.

Please continue to check our class blog as we enjoy sharing our learning with you.

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