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 

 

Year 1 and 2 Spring 1 Overview

 

 

 

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.



 

Snettisham and Heacham afternoons

Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2021

Hello my lovelies!

This week is going to be cold and frosty according to the weather people, so your first instruction is to wrap up warm – but if snow falls, go and play in it!  There’s lots of time to work later, but we don’t often get proper snow.

Yoga

I’ve found the complete playlist for the YogaQuest, so you can see where you are up to.  In school, we are in the Rumbly Jungle.  Follow the link and have a look on the right hand side of the page.

Cosmic Kids YOGA QUEST | How to Take Part! 👋 – YouTube

Music

This week we are making a cake for Grandma! We are so kind!

Little Red Riding Hood. 3: Let’s make a cake for Grandma! – BBC Teach

Art

Last week you got together all the things you would need to make your collage.  This week is the making week!  How will you stick your things down?  Send me a picture of your finished piece and I’ll make a gallery for them.

 

Science

Last week we looked at what a light source was.  Which light sources can you remember?  Here’s a clip to help you.

BBC Two – KS1 Science Clips, Light and Dark, Introduction to light sources (clip compilation)

 

This week, I’m asking you a question – is the moon a light source?  Let me know what you think.

The Moon – KS2 Science – BBC Bitesize might help you.

Topic

PSHE KS1 / KS2: Proud to be an Inventor – BBC Teach

What do we learn about inventors from this clip?

What is your favourite invention from history?

What inventors do you know from history or books? My favourite is this one…

You Two – Chitty, Chitty, Bang Bang – YouTube

I’d love a breakfast machine!

 

R.E.

Last week we looked at the pictures and thought about which was our favourite.

This week, I want you to look at the pictures and think about how those things were made.  Was it science? Or were they made on purpose by a creator?  What kind of questions would you have for a being who made the world? Is there anything you think they shouldn’t have made?

 

Right, so I think that’s all of it, so let’s crack on with the week

Snettisham and Heacham mornings 25/1/21

Posted on Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Good morning! I’ve got a fresh mug of tea, so let’s look a the week ahead.

Timetable

0840-0900 – register and reading

Reception – your book is ‘Chick Gets Lost’, and Year 1, your guided reading book is “Spot the Shape”.

0900-0940 – phonics and spelling

0940-1000 – Literacy

1040-1140 – maths

1200 lunch

Monday

Register and reading

phonics and guided reading

Reception, you are moving onto long vowel phonemes today.  The first one is /ai/.

Year 1, we are looking at alternative spellings for the hard /k/ phoneme.

Today it’s /c/.

 

 

 

maths

Hurrah! The Power Maths books have arrived in school!  If you have a home pack, yours has been collected with the home pack.  If you don’t have a home pack because you have access to the internet, but you would like your Power Maths book, let me know at the usual address, and I’ll leave it in the office for you to collect.  They will need to come back to school at the end of this crazy time, so make sure you keep them safe!

Reception,  you only have to write in your powermaths books on a Friday, because Reception maths should be a practical thing.

Year 1, you get to write in yours every day! Aren’t you the luckiest? Please do send pictures of the completed pages, or, hopefully, we’ll be able to talk about them soon on Teams, which will be exciting for all of us.

 

So.

 

Reception – you are on comparing quantities.  Which is more? Which is fewer?  We can do this with anything and we di it all the time. In my house it’s usually people wanting to know who has the most roast potatoes! This is a really practical week, so today, just have a try with using something around you, and I’ll try and post a video to show you what I mean.

 

Year 1

You are adding by counting on.   This means you start from the largest number, and count on the smallest number.  Here’s an Oak Academy lesson to show you what I mean.

Lesson: Combining sets (count on) | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

PowerMaths Unit 7 lesson 1, and then pages 6,7, 8 in your practice book.

literacy

This week I’ve put reception and year 1 work into the powerpoints.  This is a hot task week so when we get to Wednesday I do need to see your work!  This is also our last week on Little Red Riding Hood (although it’ll still be your music for a while)

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Tuesday

Register and reading

phonics and guided reading

Reception, the next long vowel phoneme is /ee/.

Year 1, you are on /k/ as a way of writing /k/

maths

Reception, look out of your window.  Count what goes past.  Are there more people, or more cars? More red cars, or more silver cars, or more of a different colour? Are there more birds, or more aeroplanes?  Can you see more trees, or more houses?  Can you ask your own questions to your adult?

Year 1 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-add-by-counting-on-using-a-number-line-ccukct

PowerMaths Unit 7 lesson 2, and then pages 9, 10,11 in your practice book.

literacy

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Wednesday

Register and reading

phonics and guided reading

Reception, the next long vowel phoneme is /igh/. This is a trigraph – three letters that come together to make one sound.

Year 1, today you’re on /ck/ as a way to write the /k/ sound.

 

maths

Reception – what happens when things we want to investigate are all jumbled up?  What can we do?  If you have counters, buttons, or blocks, put a pile on the table.  Can you see how you could sort them? Can you see which is more?  What could you do to make it easier?

Year 1 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-add-a-1-digit-number-to-a-teens-number-using-a-known-fact-69gkat

PowerMaths Unit 7 lesson 2, and then pages 12,13,14 in your practice book.

 

literacy

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Thursday

Register and reading

phonics and guided reading

Reception, the next long vowel phoneme is /oa/.

Year 1, today is the /ch/ grapheme for the /k/ phoneme.

maths

Reception – get your pile of blocks or buttons or counters or whatever you were using.  How can you sort them? Can you line them up to see which line has more?

Year 1 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-make-ten-strategy-to-add-two-1-digit-numbers-part-1-70r62e

PowerMaths Unit 7 lesson 4, and then pages 15,16,17 in your practice book.

literacy

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Friday

Register and reading

phonics and guided reading

Reception, the next long vowel phoneme is /oo/.  This has a long and short sound.  Today, we are learning the long sound.  Have a look at the example words.

Year 1, have a look at the words from this week – how many more can you find?

maths

Reception – play a game with your adults.  Can they draw something? Can you  draw more of them?  Or can you go first?

Year 1 –  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-make-ten-strategy-to-add-two-1-digit-numbers-part-2-60rk4t

PowerMaths Unit 7 lesson 5, and then pages 18,19,20 in your practice book.

Literacy

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

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

I’m off to make another mug of tea and get on with making sure that afternoon work is ready to go.

Take care (and wash your hands!)

 

Miss Cook

Snettisham and Heacham Hurrahs

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2021

This week is full of good work and good news!

It’s the kind of week that makes me glad to be teaching (but still a bit sad that I don’t get to see you all properly)

So….

 

 

Good work from :

FreddieH, who has worked hard on his writing this week.  Well done Freddie.

 

Heitor has worked hard on writing his numbers and is getting a lot better.  Well done Heitor!

 

Shaya has sent lots of work this week, and apparently would be scared of a wolf but would also be brave.  I think if I was the wolf, I’d be a bit scared of Shaya with her brave attitude!

 

Eddie has made the most of the sunshine and got outside.  It’s really important to play hard as well as work hard, because it’s really good for your brains and what we call ‘mental health’.  Gorgeous pictures Eddie!  He came back in and worked hard after that.

Elouise has sent in a lot of work this week, really focusing on her handwriting and phonics.  Well done Elouise.  I can see you are trying really hard.

 

In all of these cases, and the people I’ve spoken to on the phone, it’s a big well done to parents and big sisters and brothers as well as to the children.  I think we need some kind of #team name because we are absolutely all working together.  Email me with your ideas, and I’ll have a think as well.

 

 

Now.

Usually we would have the EducationCity news here.  However, Y1, I’m really sorry, but apparently I missed a step in the set up, and didn’t actually assign any students to the work!  I could blame it on lots of things, but really, it’s just a mistake.  I’ve put it on now for you, I’ll leave this one up for this week as well, so you’ll have two folders, so if you want to have a look at both lots, that’s fine, if you only have time to do the new lot, that’s also fine.

Reception – These children did brilliantly at EdCity (because they had work to actually do!)  Rounds of applause to Shaya, Callum-James, and EdwardP, with honourable mentions to Maxim, Cassius, Jessica, Freddie, Levi-Boy and Melis.

In our BugClub learning, there has been some amazing reading going on.  Well done to EdwardP, FreddieH, Corrine, Ava, Ewa, Belle, Iris, Harriet,and Heitor from Heacham, and Olliver, FreddieB, Maxim, Cassius and Shaya from Snettisham.  Brilliant work my lovelies.

 

 

This week we’ve had some birthdays as well!

Happy Birthday Ava!  She was 6 on Tuesday, and her sister says that they worked extra hard the rest of the week so that they didn’t have to do any work on her birthday.  Good planning Ava and Shannon.

 

Someone else was celebrating on Tuesday too, in my house!

Dexter-puppy was 1 year old.  I should probably stop calling him a puppy now.

And finally,  some lovely, lovely news.

Freddie has become a big brother again, to a beautiful little sister.  Lots of love, hugs and good wishes from us to the whole family. Doesn’t he look happy to meet her?

 

And on that fabulous note, I’m off to make tea. (Send me more good news as well as your work! I LOVE good news!)

 

Take care (and wash your hands)

 

Miss Cook

Snettisham and Heacham mornings

Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2021

Hello my  lovelies!

How was your weekend?

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 – Literacy

1040-1140 – maths

1200 lunch

Monday

Register and reading

Reception – your guided reading book this week is “Hop, Skip and Run”.  How else can you move?

Year 1 – your guided reading book this week is “Shadows in the Sun” which matches our science about light sources.  We were going to do some measuring of shadows this week, but there’s not going to be enough sun!

phonics

Reception – your sound is ‘ch’

What do we know that has a ‘ch’ sound?

Year 1 – your sound for today is ‘ear’

maths

Reception – you are charging through the counting numbers! You’re on 9 and 10!  Your Power Maths lessons have been allocated in Bug Club, there are EducationCity activities to match, and there are Oak Academy lessons for each day as well!

Here’s 9 on numberblocks though, because he’s one of my favourites!

BBC iPlayer – Numberblocks – Series 2: Nine

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-9-objects-reliably-74v38d

Year 1 – this week we are beginning with comparing numbers of objects.  Again, your Power Maths lessons are in BugClub and you have EducationCity activities to match.  Here is your Oak Academy lesson for today.

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

literacy

This week we are looking at Little Red Riding Hood’s diary and how we can think about the diaries that other characters might have written.  I’ve done all of this week’s lessons as powerpoints so that I can send them home for children who need them printing out.  If you need me to email it to you, just say!  I’ve included the diary and the checklist as individual sheets as well so that they are bigger.

Monday

Diary Writing Checklist

Diary of Little Red Riding Hood

Reception – your job today is to listen to a grownup read you the diary, and see if it matches the story that you know.  Do you like it written like this or do you like a story better? Can you retell the story to your adult?

Tuesday

Register and reading

phonics 

Reception, you’re on ‘sh’

What words do you know that are ‘sh’ words?

 

Year 1 – today we have an alternative grapheme for ‘ear’ and we are writing ‘ere’

Mr Thorne hasn’t done a video for this, so I’m going to have a try on Monday afternoon!

 

maths

Reception – we’re on 10! Double digits!

BBC iPlayer – Numberblocks – Series 2: Ten

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-10-objects-reliably-ccw32e

Year 1 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-two-sets-by-finding-the-difference-6gtp4r

literacy

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Reception – your job is to look at the diary with a grown up and find the time words – how do we know what order the things happened in?

Wednesday

Register and reading

phonics

Year 1 – today we have an alternative grapheme for ‘ear’ and we are writing ‘eer’

Mr Thorne hasn’t done a video for this, so I’m going to have a try on Monday afternoon!

maths

Reception – Now you know all your numbers to 10, let’s have a look at more and less within 10.

Lesson: Exploring one more within 10 | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Year 1 – Lesson: Exploring numbers with a difference of one or two on a number line | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

literacy

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Reception – you can do the same as the year 1 today on the powerpoint – can you act out being the woodcutter saving Red Riding Hood?

Thursday

Register and reading

phonics

Year 1 – we are moving onto the alternative graphemes for air – today it’s are

 

 

 

maths

Reception – yesterday we did one more, today we’ll do one less.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-one-less-within-10-cgtk0c

Year 1 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-numbers-65hk4c

literacy

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Reception – today, can you write a sentence (with your grownup!) about how you felt when you saw the wolf? Remember you are being the Woodcutter, so you need to use “I”.

Here’s mine!

“When I saw the wolf, I thought he was very big and I was a bit scared.”

Your Woodcutter might have felt differently to mine though.  Let me know!

Friday

Register and reading

phonics

Let’s go over the sounds we know, using the jolly phonics songs.

 

maths

Reception – let’s make sure we can put the numbers in order between 1 and 10.  Can you find a way of sending me a picture of your numbers in order so I can put it on the blog?

Lesson: Placing numbers within 10 in order | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Year 1 – Lesson: Applying ‘make ten’ to differences (Part 1) | Teacher Hub | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

 

Literacy

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Reception – your work today is to look at your sentence from yesterday.  Can you add another sentence to it to say what you did?

Here’s mine!

“When I saw the wolf, I thought he was very big and I was a bit scared.  I knew I had to save Red Riding Hood though, so I shouted really loudly and ran towards him to see if he would run away!”

 

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

Snettisham and Heacham afternoons

Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2021

Hello, and welcome to the afternoon post.

Everything that you need that isn’t numeracy and literacy is here.  (The  numeracy and literacy work is here)

You  may find that some weeks you like this page better – that’s ok.  You may find you’re not getting everything done on this page – that’s also ok!  You might not get anything written or drawn for this page, you might just talk about it with your adult – and guess what? That’s also ok!

We can only do what we can do.  If you’re finding it too much, just let me know, and it will be ok.

So, what’s coming up this week?

PE

We are continuing with Yoga Quest and progressing into Desert Gorge.  I’ve noticed that some of the later videos have been moved, but I’m looking into that and I will try and ensure that we can finish the quest.

All the videos you will need are here:

Cosmic Kids YOGA QUEST | How to Take Part! 👋 – YouTube

Try and do 1 every school day.

Music

This week we hear from the wolf.  I wonder what you will think of his song?

Little Red Riding Hood. 2: Wolfie blues – BBC Teach

Art

Last week you copied the picture that you liked, using crayons, felt tips, pencil crayons and so on.  This week I’d like you so see if you can use other things.

Have a look at Emma in this video.

Art and Design KS1 / KS2: Creating a collage landscape – BBC Teach

She’s talking about a journey, and you could think about escaping from the fire as a journey with the fire at one side of your paper and the safety of the countryside on the other side.

This week, you are going to plan what you need and start getting it together, ready to make it next week.  I thought if I gave you a week then you’d have time to collect and save the bits you need over the week from packages and magazines and so on.

Science

Having looked at the seasons of Winter (and we’ll look at the seasons again when it changes) we are moving onto the fastest thing in the universe….

What do you think the fastest thing in the universe is?

Not a cheetah.

Not a car.

Not a space rocket.

It’s….

LIGHT!

Where does light come from?  Can you make a list?  If you get stuck, have a look here and watch the video at the start.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zk2pb9q/articles/zmbvgwx

When you’ve made your list, have a think about which ones are natural, and which ones are made by people.

On the farm this week, Chris was going to do us a video of the winter things that go on, but they’ve been too busy lambing – and you can’t ask a lamb to wait to be born! Here are some of his winter pictures.

Here are his pigs!  Well done to anyone who said they  thought he had pigs.

Here are his newest lambs.

 

This is where Lindsay sleeps during lambing.

 

And here are some sheep asking why he’s taking photographs of them eating their breakfast!

Topic

This week we are looking at old and new transport, and deciding which things are old, and which things are new.  Have a look at these (you don’t need to print them out if you don’t need to, we’ll only use them for this lesson)

T-T-579-Transport-Display-Photos-Old-and-New_ver_1

Which ones do you think are old?

Which ones do you think are new?

Choose two that go together.

How do you think the new ones are different to the old ones?  How does that make a difference to people’s lives?

 

R.E.

In R.E. this week we were going to have stories of how people think the world was made, but I thought we’d spend longer thinking about what we think first, so we are looking at the beautiful world around us.  Did it happen by accident? Was it created with a plan?  Have a look at these pictures and tell me what you think!

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Have a lovely week, get done what you can, and if you are struggling in any way, let me know on an email and I can give you a call to sort it out.  I’m really impressed with how hard people are working (mums, dads, big brothers and sisters, I’m looking at you!), but it isn’t easy, and it’s ok to say “We can’t get it all done.”

 

Take care, and keep in touch,

 

Miss Cook

Snettisham and Heacham Hurrahs!

Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Well hello my  lovelies, and haven’t you done well this week!

There is a lot of work to show, and we are now at the point where we can’t show all of the work for everyone, but I’ll make sure that anyone who has sent me work gets something on there – if I miss you, send me an email and I’ll make sure for next week, because I’m still working out how something works on this computer, and I think I’ve managed it, but we’ll see.

Ava has had lots of support from Shannon this week.

Ava Thrower Art Ava Thrower Literacy

Eddie has been working hard on the tablet for Power Maths, and then drawing for the Fire of London.  Lovely work Eddie!

Freya has drawn the Great Fire of London, and drawn a story map for Little Red Riding Hood.  She’s thought about the characters and found words to describe them.  I can see that her writing is really improving as well.

 

 

Heitor did some maths work, and with the help of his mum, he drew and coloured his version of the Great Fire of London.  Great work Heitor!

Shaya did some great work, and even baked some things to go in Grandma’s basket.  That’s an excellent plan Shaya!

 

Freddie answered the questions about the Great Fire of London:-

What is the same about these pictures?

All the fire of London

 

What is different?

They don’t have the same colours

 

Which one do you prefer?

Number 3

 

Why?

It looks really cool

 

Choose one of the pictures and think of 5 describing words for it.

Fire, walls, house, people and smoke

 

What about the colours?

Red, yellow and grey

 

Where is the picture light and dark?

The sky is dark and the fire is light

 

Freddie also did a great picture, but I can’t get it off of the email at the moment – Freddie, I’m working on it!

 

Lastly, Harriet was 6 this week! Happy birthday Harriet!

 

Well, you’ve all been busy, and my BugClub and EdCity list is long!

For BugClub (Snettisham) Olliver has read 13 books!  Huge well done to him because he only got his login this week.  Well done to Eddie, Maxim, Shaya, FreddieB for reading this week as well.

For BugClub (Heacham) – Kevinas is rocking  it with 11 books!  Honourable mentions go to Corrine, Heitor, Fred, Abulfazl, Belle, Ava, Harriet, Iris, Freya, Freddie and Ewa.

For EdCity (Snettisham) Shaya and Rihards finished everything, and Olliver, FreddieB, Eddie, Maxim, Levi and Isabella all got themselves started.  You tried really hard, and I’m proud of you.

For EdCity (Heacham) Well done to Harriet, Ava, Ewa, Corrine and Ethan for completing everything that there was to do, and honourable mentions to Kevinas, Freddie, EdwardP, Jessica, Iris and Abufazl  for getting started.  Great work my lovelies.

And that’s our Celebration and Hurrah blog.

 

Snettisham and Heacham afternoons

Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Hello!

So this is the afternoons post.

Or the “Things that are not literacy and numeracy” post.  (That post is here)

Or the “I’m bored, what is there to do?” post.

Are you ready?

Let’s go!

PE

We are starting Yoga Quest this week, from Cosmic Kids Yoga.  You can download the map and follow along, ticking off where you’ve been, and then there is a certificate for you to download at the end.  This week we are in Shark Bay.  In school, we’ll be doing a new place every week, because we’ll do a Yoga session every day instead of outside play whilst it is so cold.

The information and printable maps are here:

Yoga Quest! (cosmickids.com)

This is the big map that covers everywhere…

And this is the map of Shark’s Bay, where we start our Yoga Quest.

All the videos you will need are here:

Cosmic Kids YOGA QUEST | How to Take Part! 👋 – YouTube

Try and do 1 every school day.

Music

You will really enjoy this!  Over the next 7 weeks we will look at each section of the story and learn a song to go with it.  This week, we will look at the first part of the story – how is it different to your literacy story?

Little Red Riding Hood. 1: I love red! – BBC Teach

This is Sarah-Jayne, and she’s here to teach you the song.  She does all the singing to model the tune for you.  Afterwards, scroll down to find the music to listen to, and see what you think of it.  I like it, but as we always say in our class, it’s ok to like something different. This music is part of  Cinderella’s Waltz from the Cinderella Suite, by Sergei Prokofiev (1946).  Let me know what you think.

Art

This term we are going to be making collages.  We are going to start by looking at a picture and copying it as best we can, looking for all the little things that we can do to make our picture look like their picture.  Last term we were learning about the Great Fire of London, which happened in September 1666.

Here are some pictures that people painted of the fire.

What is the same about these pictures?

What is different?

Which one do you prefer?

Why?

Choose one of the pictures and think of 5 words to describe it.

Now think about the shapes that you can see in that picture.  What about the colours? Where is the picture light?  Where is it dark?

What are the most important things in that picture?

Have a try at copying the picture.  Email me your results and we’ll have  a look at then in a special blog gallery post!

Science

It is a new season.

Can you remember what the word season means?

Let’s ask Seymour Science for help with this!

What are the seasons? – BBC Bitesize

What season are we in?

What is the weather like in this season?

What birds and animals might we see?

Look out of your window, or go outside in the garden if you can.  How do you know it is winter?

Next week we are going to be looking at winter on my cousin’s farm in Wiltshire.  What do you think we might see?

This is Chris with one of his favourite sheep! She is also one of his oldest, because she’s nearly 11 – so she’s older than you.

These are some of his youngest sheep with Lindsay.  These triplet lambs were born on Saturday (but this is Sunday when I am writing this, so there will be more born by now!)   Lindsay sleeps in the barn at this time of year so that she is there to help with the lambs.  How do you think she stays warm?

If you’ve got any questions for Chris and Lindsay about farming, let me know.  Chris loves talking about farming, and turkeys, and he even goes on the radio to talk about it.  We’ll talk about his other favourite farm things another time.  Chris has a brother called Andy, and he has a farm, but he doesn’t have sheep or turkeys.  What do you think Andy has on his farm?

Topic

Our topic is Inventors and Inventions.

This week, I’d like you to think about something that you use regularly, and think about what life would be like if it didn’t exist.

For example, one of my favourite inventions is the kettle.  My kettle boils the water for me to have hot cups of tea.  If I didn’t have a kettle because they’d never been invented, I’d have no cups of tea, and that would be a disaster!

Another one of my favourites is welly boots.  I do a lot of walking with DexterDog, and I love my wellies. (I had a new pair for Christmas with a fleecy lining!)  If I didn’t have wellies to wear to walk the dog, how would my life be different?  In the summer it would be ok, but what about the winter?

What else do I like? Reading.  I love to read.  But what about if books had never been invented? What about if writing had never been invented?  How would we tell people things that we wanted them to know?

Have a think about what your favourite inventions are, ask the adults in your house, or maybe phone a relative that you can’t go and see at the moment and see what they say.  If they are old, they might remember life before something was invented! (I remember life before the internet was invented, and when phones were on wires that went into the wall!)

Let me know what you find out.

RE

Our RE topic this half term is Creation, and we are looking at the different ways that the world came into being.

How do you think the world was made?

Next week, we’ll share some stories that people tell, but this week, I’d like to know what you think.  Remember, we are all different people and we think different things, and that is absolutely ok.

 

 

Heacham and Snettisham mornings 11/01/21

Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Good morning my lovelies, and here we are at the start of another week.

I’m going to split the blog into mornings and afternoons, because otherwise it will get very, very long and there could be a lot of scrolling to do.  So, when you’ve done the work from this page, it’ll be time to hop over to the afternoon page to see what is on there.  That page you can do in any order, on any day that you think “Oh, I’d quite like to do some art today” or “I wonder what the science is for this week?” so that is up to you, but you do need to have a try at all of it before next Saturday.

I will also be phoning parents this week to see how you are getting on, and see if I can help you in any way with logins or anything else.  It’s really important that we stay talking!

Let’s have a look at this week and what we’ll be doing. (You don’t have to have a timetable like I do, but it might help, so here it is!)

Timetable

0840-0900 – register and reading

0900-0940 – phonics and spelling

0940-1000 – maths

1040-1140 – literacy

1200 lunch

Monday

Register and reading

Reception – your guided reading book has been allocated on BugClub and it is ‘Get up and Go’, all about getting ready for the day.  Try reading it yourself to an adult, rather than relying on the ‘read to me’ button!

Year 1, your book is ‘Look Outside’, which is connected to the science we will be doing this week, so make sure you read it!

phonics 

Reception – your new sound is y.  Each day there is matching work on EducationCity for you to do, as well as on Bug Club.

Year 1 – your phoneme is /ur/ and your grapheme today is /ir/

 

 

maths

Reception, you are moving onto numbers within 10.  Your Power Maths lessons have been allocated in Bug Club, there are EducationCity activities to match, and there are Oak Academy lessons for each day as well!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-and-counting-numbers-within-7-6hh38c

Year 1, you are moving onto numbers 1 – 20.  Whilst lots of you know how to count that far, this is about making sure that we all understand what the numbers mean.  The teachery phrase is “conservation of number”, so each day you have allocated lessons in PowerMaths, there’s an Oak Academy lesson, and activities on EducationCity.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-count-from-1-to-19-and-match-pictorial-and-abstract-representations-of-these-numbers-chgkjt

literacy

We are carrying on the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Reception, your instructions will be on this page.

Reception – what characters can you remember from Little Red Riding Hood? Can you draw them?

 

Year 1, you have a powerpoint to look at for each day.

Year 1, your work is here –

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Diary of Little Red Riding Hood

 

Tuesday

Register and reading

phonics 

Reception – your new sounds are z and zz

Year 1 – your phoneme is /ur/ and your grapheme today is /er/

maths

Reception

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-and-counting-numbers-within-8-61hp8t

Year 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-numbers-to-20-by-counting-ten-and-then-counting-on-6wtkgc

literacy

Reception

Have a look at James McAvoy reading Little Red Riding Hood. https://vimeo.com/366002616

Is this the same as the story that you know?

 

Year 1

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Wednesday

Register and reading

phonics

Reception – your new sound is qu

Year 1 – your phoneme is /ur/ and your grapheme today is /ear/

 

maths

Reception

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-conservation-of-number-within-8-chgp8t

Year 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-position-numbers-to-20-on-a-number-line-6mw6ac

literacy

Reception

Watch the story again. https://vimeo.com/366002616 Would you like to go for a walk in the woods on your own?  Do you think that is a sensible thing to do?  You’d better help Little Red Riding Hood by drawing her a map from her house to granny’s house.  What might she see on the way?

 

Year 1

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Thursday

Register and reading

phonics

Reception – you are practicing all the sounds you know today, ready for digraphs next week.   Have a look at this cvc video and work.  On EducationCity, look at ‘Match me if you can’.  There is a Learn Screen and an Activity to do.  What CVC words can you see around you?

 

Year 1 – your phoneme is /ow/ and your grapheme today is /ou/

maths

Reception

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-9-objects-reliably-74v38d

Year 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-one-more-and-one-less-than-a-number-within-20-ccvkae

literacy

Reception

Tell the story to your grown up.

Red Riding Hood took a basket of food to Granny.  What might we put in a basket of food?  Perhaps you can make some cakes or biscuits this week to pretend to take to Granny! (Year 1, you can do this one too if you like – I will be!)

 

Year 1

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Friday

Register and reading

phonics

Reception –  you are practicing all the sounds you know today, ready for digraphs next week.  Your EducationCity work for today is Farm Friends.

Here are is the phase 3 tricky words song for you to practice.

 

Year 1 – your phoneme is /oi/ and your grapheme today is /oy/

maths

Reception

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-10-objects-reliably-ccw32e

Year 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-numbers-to-20-6mr36c

 

Literacy

Reception

Watch the story again – what other fairy tale characters can you see in this story?  Can you and your grownup make a list?

Every time I watch it I see someone else that I hadn’t seen before! Who else is going to the school for naughty fairy take creatures?

Year 1

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Snettisham and Heacham Hurrahs!

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2021

Well Snettisham and Heacham, that was a bit of a week!

The nice thing is that now we all know what we are doing, and we know if we are in school or not in school.  Not knowing can be really tricky for some people and make them really uncomfortable, and that’s ok, so if that’s you, don’t worry, and if I can help settle any worries, just let me know.

Let’s go with the hurrahs!

Hurrah to all the children who made it onto EducationCity and BugClub.

Massive Hurrah’s to everyone who got all of the EducationCity activities done – Shaya, Eddie, Freddie, and Rihards from Reception, and Freddie, Ewa and Ava from Year 1.

Top readers this week are : Ewa, Corrine, Heitor, Ava and Freya from Year 1, and Mohammad, Fred, Shaya, Freddie and Maxim from Reception.  Great work my lovelies!

Hurrah to all the people who sent me work to show what they had done!

Ava sent her work in on a word document with the help of her sister.

Ava Thrower Little Red Riding Hood Ava Thrower The Wolf

 

 

Elouise has been counting with help from Danny.

 

Fred has been counting and writing.

Freya has been doing a lot of writing, and thinking about which of the Little Red Riding Hood pictures she liked the best.

 

 

Freddie has also been doing some fantastic writing.

 

All of you that have sent in work have really made me smile.  Thank you so much!

 

Finally, let’s have a super huge massive hurrah for all the grownups that are supporting the children with their work!  You’re marvellous, and you all deserve a sticker!

Keep emailing me, and I’ll be phoning during the week to see how everything is going.

 

Take care (and wash your hands,)

 

Miss Cook

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