Heacham


You can contact Miss Cook by emailing her on – s.cook@gf.kwestacademy.com

Reception Curriculum Information Booklet

Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Information Booklet New

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term 

 

EYFS Autumn 2 Overview

Year 1 and 2 Autumn 2 Overview

Heacham and Snettisham Homework Grid

 

Miss Sarah Cook


Hello!  My name is Miss Cook and I am the teacher of Heacham Class, which is a mixed class of Reception and Year 1.  We have lovely teaching assistants called Miss Jay and Miss Fayers.  We are an active and busy class, with a lot to achieve in the day!  I am also the Computing Lead, helping to ensure that the whole school knows how to be safe online.  As a class we work really closely with Snettisham class, learning from each other and sharing resources and ideas.

Outside of school, I like camping in my VW, reading, knitting and baking.



 

Heacham the week ahead 30/11/2020

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2020

This week is where we move from November into December, into Advent and into Christmas preparation.

Let’s have a look at this week and what we’ll be doing.

Timetable

0840-0900 – register and reading

0900-0940 – phonics and spelling

0940-1000 – Foundation input

1040-1140 – maths

1pm-2pm literacy

2:15-3pm Foundation Subject

Monday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Our phoneme this week is the long ‘oa’ sound.

Here is Geraldine to remind us of the grapheme that we know.

Here is the alternative graphemes video that we will be using this week.  Today we are focusing on the ow grapheme.

The Alphablocks can also help us this week!

 

We will also be practicing our spelling words

our

was

go

by

so

my

has

where

says

there

We will be checking these on Friday.  If you are at home, learn the words and email me your results please!

maths

Have a look at this lesson on comparing sets of items.  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-sets-using-more-or-fewer-64w3gd

literacy

Today we will be writing about our weekend – what did you do? What are you looking forward to?

Tuesday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today our focus is on the oa phoneme written as the split diagraph o-e

maths

In Power maths we will be going over the subtraction techniques, so please revisit this lesson and make sure you understand.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-back-in-ones-to-subtract-6gu64r

literacy

We’re going to look at writing our own story into a book this week.  Today, we’ll be making sure our story is finished and looking to see if we can improve it.  Read the story that you wrote last week, or write one if you didn’t!

Wednesday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today our focus is on the oa phoneme written as the o grapheme.

maths

Today we will be looking at finding the difference between two sets.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-two-sets-by-finding-the-difference-6gtp4r

 

literacy

Today, use some paper to make a book by folding it in half and stapling it together.  How could you write your story onto the pages and illustrate them?  Can you send me a video of you reading it on camera?

Thursday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today our focus is on the oa phoneme written as the oe grapheme.

maths

Today, we’ll be comparing numbers using a numberline.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-numbers-with-a-difference-of-one-or-two-on-a-number-line-70ukac

 

literacy

We are going back to skills for the end of the week, looking at nouns and how we describe them using adjectives.  Use the BBC to help you understand them.

What is a noun? – BBC Bitesize

What are adjectives? – BBC Bitesize

Friday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week we will check last week’s words and begin to learn our new words.

We’ll be testing –

our

was

go

so

by

my

has

there

where

says

The new words will be :

one

ask

says

come

his

love

she

full

no

school

 

Maths

We will finish off the week with some more comparison of numbers.  Whilst this isn’t what we are doing in class, it is a useful practice activity.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-numbers-65hk4c

 

Heacham Hurrah’s

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2020

Well done Heacham for a brilliant week.

We are inside, outside, makers, writers, doers, team mates, sharers, carers, moulders, drawers, and generally brilliant.

Here are some of our best bits!  Some were taken by adults – some were taken by the children!  They are really enjoying our camera focus but now we’ve moved on to Electricity.

Heacham’s Week Ahead 23/11/2020

Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

 

Let’s have a look at this week and what we’ll be doing.

Swimming

This week it is group one and group two that are swimming.  If you have any queries, please let me know.

Timetable

0840-0900 – register and reading

0900-0940 – phonics and spelling

0940-1000 – Foundation input

1040-1140 – maths

1pm-2pm literacy

2:15-3pm Foundation Subject

Monday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week we are moving on to the long igh phoneme, and using different graphemes for it.

Here is Mr Thorne with his /igh/ video (and Geraldine!)

 

Today we are learning the /ie/ grapheme for the /igh/ phoneme.  Here’s Geraldine with a few words – what others can you think of?

 

We will also be practicing our spelling words

me

pull

of

full

some

he

love

his

push

has

 

We will be checking these on Friday.  If you are at home, learn the words and email me your results please!

maths

We didn’t start subtraction last week, we decided to wait for a whole week to have a good go at it as the vision test took one of our lessons and the starter was on Friday.  If you’re in school, we are PowerMath unit4 now, lesson 1.  If you are not in school then I will match the Oak Academy videos as best as I can, and you will have to make it up when you come back.

Understanding the concept of subtraction as take away (Part 1) (thenational.academy)

 

literacy

On a plain piece of paper draw a character.  In our story, it is a bumblee.  What could you have on yours?

Now draw three noisy things that could keep him or her awake.

Can you use this plan to tell your story to an adult?

Tuesday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today we are learning the /i-e/ split diagraph grapheme for the /igh/phoneme.

 

Can you make a sentence from those words? Remember where the letters sit on the line.  Presentation is really important so that everyone can read your work.

maths

Understanding the concept of subtraction as take away (Part 2) (thenational.academy)

literacy

Now that you have your noisy things, it’s time to look at the words we use for them.  These are nouns.

What are nouns? – BBC Bitesize

Watch the BBC video and see if you can identify the nouns in The Sleepy Bumblebee story

sleepy bumblebee

Wednesday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today we are learning the /igh/ phoneme when it is written with the /y/ grapheme.

 

maths

Adding and subtracting using a number track (thenational.academy)

literacy

What is a verb? – BBC Bitesize

Which verbs did we see in The Sleepy Bumblebee?

Thursday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today we are looking at the /igh/ phoneme and identifying the different ways that it is written.  Can you make a list of the words and separate them into different columns? You’ll need i, igh, i-e and ie.

maths

Subtracting by partitioning (thenational.academy)

literacy

For today’s lesson, I can send you the sheet that you need if you ask an adult to email me.  We are going to be working together to look at which words in the story we can change, and which ones have to stay.  This will give us a scaffold that we can use to write our own story tomorrow.

Friday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week we will check last week’s words and begin to learn our new words.

Last week –

me

pull

of

full

some

he

love

his

push

has

 

This week –

our

was

go

by

so

my

has

where

says

where

maths

Counting back in ones to subtract (thenational.academy)

Literacy

Today you will use the scaffolded sheet that I sent you yesterday to write your own story.  All the instructions will be with it!

Topic

This week we are moving away from the hot Fire of London, and looking at the much colder Frost Fairs on the Thames.  This video comes from the Museum of London.  What evidence do they have of the Frost Fairs?

 

Rainbow Challenge

Here is our rainbow challenge sheet for this week.

If you’re at home, see what you can do

Rainbow-challenge 20201123

Homework

 

Heacham and Snettisham Homework Grid

Don’t forget, you have EducationCity and BugClub work to log into as well.

Any problems, let me know s.cook@gf.kwestacademy.com

Take care (and wash your hands!)

 

Miss Cook

Heacham Hurrah’s

Posted on Saturday, November 21st, 2020

We’ve had another busy week in Heacham class, with lots happening.

This week we enjoyed :

  • going to the pool to see Mr Holmes and find out about swimming
  • Y1 had their vision checked and wore the funky glasses
  • building castles inside from different materials
  • building some epic castles outside, then taking them apart, and building them a different way.  This has been really good for our teamwork skills.
  • settling into new routines
  • planning our Bumblebee stories
  • finding out when we are swimming
  • finding out about electricity
  • looking at photographs on the collections table

 

 

It has been busy!

Well done to Freddie for full marks on his spelling test, and I will check a couple of people verbally next week as they would have had full marks except for some letter reversals.  When you are practicing, remember to check b/d, p/q, m/n, and ed/t.

Also well done to Freddie, Ava-Rose, Abufazl and Edward for doing their EducationCity work this week – if you don’t have your login, do let me know!

Our SuperStarReaders this week are Ava-Rose, Belle and Iris, who have all read really well this week.  Again, if you don’t have your login, do let me know!

It’s been another lovely week with lots of kindnesses shown, and some really good choices made, and I am really proud of the attitude of the children.

I’ll let you know on Monday about next week, and all the exciting things we have planned.  If you have any swimming questions, just email me.

 

Take care (and wash your hands)

 

Miss Cook

The week ahead in Heacham 16/11/2020

Posted on Sunday, November 15th, 2020

Good morning!

Let’s have a look at this week and what we’ll be doing.

Timetable

0840-0900 – register and reading

0900-0940 – phonics and spelling

0940-1000 – Foundation input

1040-1140 – maths

1pm-2pm literacy

2:15-3pm Foundation Subject

Monday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week our focus is on alternative graphemes for the ee sound.  Today we are looking at ea.

Watch the video, and make a list of the words that have the ea grapheme, then see if you can put them into a sentence.

We will also be practicing our spelling words

ask

friend

school

put

push

house

our

was

there

she

 

We will be checking these on Friday.  If you are at home, learn the words and email me your results please!

maths

In maths, we’re going to be consolidating the work that we have been doing on addition and words problems.

If you’re at home, have a look at

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-sets-using-more-or-fewer-64w3gd

 

literacy

In literacy, we’ll be looking at Mr Bumbebee’s expression of surprise, how that is punctuated, and how else we can us exclamation marks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/z3dcmsg

Tuesday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week our focus is on alternative graphemes for the ee sound.  Today we are looking at ee and e.

Watch the video, and make a list of the words that have the ee or e grapheme, then see if you can put them into a sentence.

 

maths

Today we will finish our work on word problems and begin assessing to see how children have got on.  Children who are not being assessed will be writing their own word problems.

Look at these examples, then go for an Autumn walk and make up your own! Send me some pictures so I can see what you’ve been up to.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7nm6v4

literacy

Today we are going to look for other forms of punctuation in the Mr Bumblebee story.  What can you find?

Wednesday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week our focus is on alternative graphemes for the ee sound.  Today we are looking at ie.

Watch the video, and make a list of the words that have the ie grapheme, then see if you can put them into a sentence.

maths

The other half of the class will be assessed today, so look around inside your house for things to measure and add up.  Ask your grownups – how do they use adding up in their lives?

Look at the EducationCity learn screen “Allsorts Addition” for some examples of different number problems.

literacy

Today we are going to listen to a soundtrack of sounds and see if we can guess where those sounds are being made.

Try some of the games on here and see if you are right!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills/zbc4y9q

Thursday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week our focus is on alternative graphemes for the ee sound.  Today we are looking at ey and y.

Watch the video, and make a list of the words that have the ey or y grapheme, then see if you can put them into a sentence.

maths

Today we make our first steps into subtraction.  We’ve done a lot of addition, and so it’s time to go back the other way.

In class, we’ll be using Power Maths, but if you’re at home,  you won’t be able to (your book will be in school!) so here is the same kind of lesson from Oak Academy.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/subtracting-by-partitioning-crr3jr

literacy

Something else that we can change in the story is the main character.  This story has a sleepy bumblebee in it.  Does it have to be a sleepy bumblebee?  What animal could we change it to? What adjective could we use to describe that animal?  How does that change the story.

My animal is a bat

My bat is grumpy.

How would having a grumpy bat change the story? Would he live in a hive?

I don’t think he would.  I also don’t think he’d be getting up on a sunny day like Mr Bumblebee did.

One dark night, Mr Bat woke up, and looked out of his cave.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t sleep because all the parrots were flying.

What would your animal be?

Friday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

 

This week we will check last week’s words and begin to learn our new words.

Spellings to be tested –

ask

friend

school

put

push

house

our

was

there

she

New spellings –

me

pull

of

full

some

he

love

his

push

has

 

 

maths

Today, Oak Academy are teaching you to subtract numbers by counting back.  We’ve done a lot of work on numberlines, so I know you know how to draw them and how to use them for addition.  Now we’re going to use them for subtraction.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-back-in-ones-to-subtract-6gu64r

Science

Although electricity isn’t usually a year 1 topic, we’re going to be having a look at how it works.

Let’s start here!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqb7tyc

Why is it important to be safe when we are using electrical appliances?

 

Topic

In topic this week we are looking more closely at how we know what we know about the Great Fire of London.  A lot of our information comes from Samuel Pepys, who wrote a diary at the time.  We’re going to be looking at an extract from his diary and seeing what information we can find from it.

GFOL Resource 3 diary extract

Here is the sheet that you will need to complete this task. Email it back to me when you are done.

RE

In RE, we are going to be looking at the celebration of Diwali.  Here’s an Oak Academy video to help you.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-why-some-people-celebrate-diwali-65k64d

After that, we are going to look at how people celebrate Diwali, and at Diya lamps.  Here are the videos to help you.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-how-people-celebrate-diwali-6mvk6c

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-diya-lamp-crw3ed

How do we know that this is a celebration? What does it have in common with the other celebrations that we have looked at?

Rainbow Challenge

Here is our rainbow challenge sheet for this week.

If you’re at home, see what you can do!

Rainbow-challenge-Y1-1

Collections Table

This week is Louis Daguerre’s birthday, so we are looking at cameras and photographs.  If you would like to email in a picture for us to print out and put on our collections table, that would be lovely – the older the better!  The children will be taking lots of pictures this week and exploring how we access them and can change them.

Homework

 

Heacham and Snettisham Homework Grid

Don’t forget, you have EducationCity and BugClub work to log into as well.  Well done to Freddie, Corrine and Ava-Rose for working really hard on EducationCity, and Ava-Rose and Leia for reading a LOT of books on BugClub.

Any problems, let me know s.cook@gf.kwestacademy.com

Take care (and wash your hands!)

 

Miss Cook

Heacham Hurrahs

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2020

This week I wanted to say what I have really enjoyed about the class!

 

  1. kindness and sharing – they’ve been really lovely with each other.
  2. listening to instructions
  3. being respectful
  4. being interested
  5. asking questions at the right times.
  6. beautiful poppy making
  7. concentrated silence for the Act of Remembrance.
  8. helping the adults.
  9. tidying carefully
  10. working really hard.

I didn’t put working hard at the end because it’s the least important, but because they do that quite well, and sometimes struggle with the other bits!

 

We also had our first spelling test this week, and Freddie and Aisha got full marks, so well done to them!  This week and  next week are about them getting the hang of how to do the tests, which we do in the same way that we do our phonic words on all of the other days, except that I don’t write the word on the board after they’ve had a try.

They’ve been brilliant this week, and I am very glad they are my class!

Take care, wash your hands, and I’ll see you all on Monday!

 

Miss Cook

A day to remember

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Across the school, as we approached 11 o’clock, the children stopped what they were doing, and were ready to sit, respectful as always, for the 2 minutes silence.

In the past we have met in the hall, we have had visiting veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces and the British Legion, we have had assemblies led by a variety of ministers and head teachers, we have live linked to the Silence in the Square or commemorated it ourselves.

This year we were all in our own classrooms, but the feeling in the school was just as reverent.

In Heacham and Snettisham we watched some of the service from Westminster, having spent time yesterday learning about the Unknown Warrior, where even some of the adults found out things that they didn’t know! We also made poppies yesterday, ready for the display today.  Many of the children then made more today and added them to the display.

 

Here are some of our pictures.

 


Heacham The Week Ahead

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Last week was a peculiar week wasn’t it!

Let’s have a look at this week and what we’ll be doing.

Timetable

0840-0900 – register and reading

0900-0940 – phonics and spelling

1040-1140 – maths

1pm-2pm literacy

2:15-3pm Foundation Subject

Monday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week we are focusing on the long a sound, which can be spelt in several different ways.  We’re going to use the same video all week to help us really understand it, but also there is work on BugClub and on EducationCity to help you practice the sounds.  I’ll be checking to see who is accessing BugClub and EducationCity this week, so if you can’t log in, let me know please!

First, we’re looking at the long a sound written ay. Practice this sentence

On Monday, I like to play with clay.

What sentence can you make up with more ay words?

We will also be practicing our spelling words

today

said

were

was

your

they

here

there

where

once

We will be checking these on Friday.  If you are at home, learn the words and email me your results please!

maths

We are carrying on with our work on addition and doing this in different ways.  Last week we did a lot of work on counting on, and I hope the home-workers did theirs so that we are all in the same place!

We’re starting with looking at how we write down our equations.

Today, we’ll ask Miss Robson from the Oak Academy to start us off.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/linking-addition-equations-to-problem-solving-contexts-6rv66t

Don’t forget to click on the workslides, and email me what you have done.

literacy

We’ll be practicing our story today, trying to see if we can do it without looking at the words.  Then we’ll be looking for repeated patterns in the writing.  What sentence does Mr Bumblebee say again and again?

sleepy bumblebee

Tuesday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today’s focus is long a sound written a-e.  There’s BugClub and EducationCity work for you again, so have a look at that.

The sentence is “I can bake a cake to take to Granny.” (Which story book character said that?)

 

maths

This morning we are back to Power Maths.  The slides are on your Power Maths part of your Bug Club, and there is a BBC video that can help you.

This one will remind you of what we have talked about with numberlines and what they are https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z99d2hv

This one will explain how to use a numberline for addition.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zknsgk7/articles/z3t94j6

I have recorded the slides with a voiceover video for anyone who needs it, just email me and I’ll sent it to you.

literacy

Today we are going to box up our writing.

I’ve started it on this sheet for you to download and fill in.  Can you work out where Mr Bumblebee was, what was making the noise, and why Mr Bumblebee was awake.

boxing up

It’s important that we learn to box up the story properly, because that’s how we will know what to change.

Wednesday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today our focus is the long a sound spelt ey and ei.  Again, there is BugClub and EducationCity work for you.

Here’s is your sentence.

 

 

maths

Today we are in PowerMaths again, Unit 3, lesson 6.  I’ll be assessing everyone on Unit 3 next week when everyone is back.  There is work in  your EducationCity folder to support you and the PowerMaths slides are on your BugClub account.

I have recorded the slides with a voiceover video for anyone who needs it, just email me and I’ll sent it to you.

Today is also Armistice Day, and the 100th Anniversary of the unveiling of the Cenotaph and the burial of the Unknown Soldier.  This powerpoint will take you through what we will be learning about both of those important events.  We will also be observing the two minutes silence at 11am with the rest of the country.

Unknown Warrior

literacy

In school we will be taking a listening walk today, thinking about where Mr Bumblebee could land for a sleep, and what might keep him awake.  For example, if he landed in the classroom, Miss Cook might be keeping him awake with her teaching, or the computer might be keeping him awake with the EdCity noises.  If you’re at home, take a listening walk, and see what you can hear that might keep a bumblebee awake.

Thursday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

Today our focus is on the long a sound written ‘ei’ and ‘ey’

Today’s sentence is

The reindeer are prey for the grey wolf.

maths

Today we are moving on to understanding the commutivity of addition.  Thankfully, we have Miss Robson to help us with this!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-commutativity-c5gk8c We will be practicing this practically tomorrow as well.

 

literacy

Today we’re writing our changes.  Here’s a PowerPoint to help you through what to do!

Changing the Sleepy Bumblebee

Friday

Register and reading

phonics and spelling

This week we will check last week’s words and begin to learn our new words.

Last week –

today

said

were

was

your

they

here

there

where

once

This week –

ask

friend

school

put

push

house

our

was

there

she

 

maths

In class, we will be practicing our addition by rolling two dice and adding them together.  We’ll be using the numberline to help us, and recording our equations.

For example :

Image result for two dice

Here are our dice.

Our equation would be

2 + 4 = 6

If we write

4 + 2 =

will we get a different answer?

We won’t.  We’ll still get 6.

Try it at home!

 

Can you do 5, with their reversals, and then send them to me?

Topic

We are carrying on with out work on the Great Fire of London.

Have a look at this retelling of the events.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er3GKw8Z3R4

Retell the story on paper using our recount words

First

Next

Then

Finally

We will also be practicing the song (quietly, and mostly with the actions!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5eVlKWSHAA

 

RE

Our RE this week is going to be spent looing at the difference between celebrating an event, like Christmas, and commemorating an event, like the Armistice.  Talk to the adults in your house.  What do they think the difference is?  What do you celebrate? What do you commemorate?

We will be making a display over the course of the week, to commemorate 100 years since the Unknown Warrior was brought home.

Rainbow Challenge

Here is our rainbow challenge sheet for this week.

If you’re at home, see what you can do!

Rainbow challenge Y1

Homework

I’ve heard from a couple of parents asking about the homework, so here is the homework sheet of things that you could do this half term.

Heacham and Snettisham Homework Grid

Don’t forget, you have EducationCity and BugClub work to log into as well.  Sometimes it might look like you’ve done it before, (which will be because you have!) but have another go, because practice is what makes us better!

Any problems, let me know s.cook@gf.kwestacademy.com

Take care (and wash your hands!)

 

Miss Cook

Heacham Hurrahs!

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2020

This week has been busy.  We’ve done…..

  1. singing a new London Town song and learning the actions
  2. learning about The Great Fire of London.
  3. being good at maths!
  4. colouring in Fle the Fearless Flamingo
  5. playing with our friends and sharing toys
  6. colouring in a title page for our topic Great Fire of London
  7. doing our Rainbow Challenge
  8.  learning a new story about Mr Bumblebee
  9. sounding out words and blending them back together by pushing them all back together to make a word.
  10. we had fish and chips today!

The children had a favourite activity, which turned out to be learning about the Great Fire of London, but fish and chips was a close second!

 

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