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Happy half-term! 

Hello Canute class, 

We've come to end of a very busy and very different half-term. I could not be any prouder of the way you have risen to the challenge of home learning. You are all superstars and deserve a rest!. Attached below is Liam's story 'Mummy Osborne's Pasties' - he has done such a wonderful job using our class text to write his own story. I'm sure he won't mind you having a read - well done Liam! 

There will be no home learning set this week to allow you and your parents a rest. The next set of home learning activities posted on the blog will be the week beginning the 1st June. 

Please keep checking your emails as this is how we will be communicating important information to you. Teachers have also been busy writing your annual school report so keep checking for these too!

The photograph this week shows Brynley out on one of our walks - he was amazed when he realised he could spread Dandelion seeds by blowing them!

I wish you all a wonderful half-term filled with fun and laughter. 



 

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Home learning blog week 7. Week beginning 18th May 2020 








Hello everyone,

We are in the final week of this half term. I am so proud of how you have adjusted to this new ‘normal’ and have risen to the challenge of home learning. You are all absolute superstars!

This week at home, Brynley, Belle and I made butterfly cakes, it turned out to be quite a challenge as we only had plain flour! Luckily, we had some baking powder so it wasn’t a complete disaster and Brynley and Belle certainly enjoyed eating them when we had finished!

 

Our photographs this week show some of the learning you have been getting up to at home, Tegan has been busy baking too and has also been helping Mummy in the garden. Liam was inspired by our learning about the Maasai tribe to create some small world people. Well done both of you! 

 

Phonics

Please take the time to practice your phonics daily using the interactive resources www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Username: march20 password: home

Orange group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 2 and 3

Green group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 3 – 5a

Blue group: play buried treasure phase 5 and acorn adventures (alternative pronunciation) phase 5b

 All groups remember to look for your digraphs/trigraphs and use your phoneme fingers when sounding out!

 

English

This week we will finish writing our own version of ‘Mama Panya’s pancakes’ Please see the guidance below ‘Sensational Safari week 6’ in which you will find each task outlined.

 

Please take the time to practice reading and spellings each day. If you have finished your reading book there are a wide range of ebooks available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk 

 

Attached below there is a reading comprehension activity for years 1 and 2 and also one for greater depth readers please take the time to complete this this week.

 

Maths

Reception.

In maths our number of the week is 15. As last week, please investigate how the number 15 can be made, remembering that it is a teen number, so is 10 and 5 more. There are activity sheets attached as usual for the number 5 as well as home learning challenge sheets which will help with recognising and understanding teens numbers.

 

Years 1 and 2

Follow this link: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 
Please click on the 'start your daily lessons' link and then your year group. Here you will find a daily lesson including a powerpoint and a worksheet.

Geography

In Geography this week we will continue to study Kenya. We are going to compare Kenya with England and learn about a day in the life of a Kenyan child. Please see guidance attached below.

 

DT

In DT this week we will be designing, making and evaluating Maasai huts Please see the guidance attached below.

 

History

In history we will be learning about the life of significant individual Nelson Mandela. Please see guidance attached below.

 

Nursery/reception.

Please follow this link https://www.pelyntprimary.co.uk/Class/Class-1  to listen to another wonderful story read by Mrs W. Attached below are some fun home learning activities linked to this wonderful story. Most importantly though – enjoy the story! Thank you so much for this learning opportunity Mrs W!

 

As always, if you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me, I wish you all a safe and happy week x lbarnett@polruanprimary.co.uk 

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Home learning blog week 6. Week beginning 11th May 2020 








Hello everyone,

Yet another week has flown by, I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the lovely weather we’ve had this weekend. I have received some beautiful photos this week; it looks like you have been having such fun and certainly enjoyed VE day. Brynley and I baked some biscuits for VE day but his favourite part was licking the spoon! Our photographs this week show Liam and Tegan – Liam worked hard to draw and label a Lions habitat and they have both worked really hard on their African sunset silhouettes and the results are beautiful – well done, I am so proud of all of you. 

 

Phonics

Please take the time to practice your phonics daily using the interactive resources www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Username: march20 password: home

Orange group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 2 and 3

Green group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 3 – 5a

Blue group: play buried treasure phase 5 and acorn adventures (alternative pronunciation) phase 5b

 All groups remember to look for your digraphs/trigraphs and use your phoneme fingers when sounding out!

 

English

This week we will continue planning our own version of ‘Mama Panya’s pancakes’ and will begin writing. Please see the guidance below ‘Sensational Safari week 5’ in which you will find each task outlined.

 

Please take the time to practice reading and spellings each day. If you have finished your reading book there are a wide range of ebooks available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk 

 

Attached below there is a reading comprehension activity for years 1 and 2 and also one for greater depth readers please take the time to complete this this week.

 

Maths

 Reception.

In maths our number of the week is 14. As last week, please investigate how the number 14 can be made, remembering that it is a teen number, so is 10 and 4 more. There are activity sheets attached as usual for the number 14 as well as two home learning challenge sheets which will help with recognising and understanding teens numbers.

 

Years 1 and 2

Maths has changed slightly this week, so if you have any problems please contact me ASAP. Follow this link: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
Please click on the 'start your daily lessons' link and then your year group. Here you will find a daily lesson including a powerpoint and a worksheet.



Geography

In Geography this week we will continue to study Kenya. We are going to find out about the Maasai tribe. Please see guidance attached below.

 

DT

In DT this week we will be designing, making and evaluating Maasai necklaces. Please see the guidance attached below.

 

PE

In PE we will be focusing on the Maasai tribe jumping dance! Guidance is attached below. ENJOY!  

 

Nursery/reception.

Please follow this link  https://www.pelyntprimary.co.uk/Class/Class-1 to listen to a story read by Mrs W. Attached below are some fun home learning activities linked to this wonderful story. Most importantly though – enjoy the story! Thank you so much for this learning opportunity Mrs W!

 

As always, if you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me, I really enjoy seeing and hearing what you’re getting up to x lbarnett@polruanprimary.co.uk 

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Home learning blog week 5. Week beginning 4th May 2020  

Hello everyone,

We are at the start of another week! I hope you are all well and have been able to get outdoors this week despite the rain. You have been working hard on your learning this week – thank you for sending me photo’s of what you have been up to. Our photographs this week show Liam he has been busy writing his story and decided to use the computer to type it up! Fantastic practice of your typing skills too! He has also made a moveable Harry Potter which is super! Please keep sending me your pictures as I do love to see what you’re getting up to.

 

This coming Friday is a bank holiday to celebrate 75 years since VE Day. If we had been in school this week, we would have had a themed day to celebrate the occasion and learn about the importance of the day. I have added an activity sheet for VE day to my uploads this week. This learning supports our work on British Values and is an important part of the curriculum for the children.

 

If you would like some different ideas, our sports partner has set up a PE and Outdoor learning channel. It is free to subscribe to and they update the channel on a weekly basis which includes PE daily challenges and Wild Tribe Outdoor learning. All age groups are catered for… please subscribe and take a look: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCStjKlMICO-Em7zMJoHR3A

 

Phonics

Please take the time to practice your phonics daily using the interactive resources www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Username: march20 password: home

Orange group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 2 and 3

Green group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 3 – 5a

Blue group: play buried treasure phase 5 and acorn adventures (alternative pronunciation) phase 5b

 

All groups remember to look for your digraphs/trigraphs and use your phoneme fingers when sounding out!

 

English

This week we will be planning our own version of ‘Mama Panya’s pancakes’. Please see the guidance below ‘Sensational Safari week 4’ in which you will find each task outlined.

 

Please take the time to practice reading and spellings each day. If you have finished your reading book there are a wide range of ebooks available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk 

 

Attached below there is a reading comprehension activity for years 1 and 2 and also one for greater depth readers please take the time to complete this this week.

 

Maths

 

Reception.

In maths our number of the week is 13. As last week, please investigate how the number 13 can be made, remembering that it is a teen number, so is 10 and 3 more. There are activity sheets attached as usual for the number 13 as well as two home learning challenge sheets which will help with recognising and understanding teens numbers.

 

Years 1 and 2

In Maths this week we will be continuing to use www.whiterosemaths.com home learning. This may change next week.

They have changed the layout of the work on the website: click on home learning followed by the appropriate year group and then ‘Summer term week 3’.

There will still be a lesson, activity and answers for each day.

Please also practice your timetables each day using the timestable rockstars app (2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s).

 

Science

This week in science we will be focusing on African animals habitats.. Please see the guidance attached below.

 

Geography

In Geography this week we will continue to study Kenya. We are going to find out about the big five. Please see guidance attached below.

 

Art

In art this week we will be creating African sunset silhouettes. Please see attached guidance below.

 

Nursery/reception.

I hope you all enjoyed your ‘sound walk’. This week I would like you to investigate the different sounds you can find in your house. Which sounds are your favourite? Why? Can you change this sound at all? How? . Have a go but most importantly HAVE FUN! Children in Early Years learn best through play so that is the most important thing.

  

As always, if you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me, I wish to be here to support you as much as I can and am missing the children lots! lbarnett@polruanprimary.co.uk 

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Home learning blog 4. Week beginning 27.04.20 

Hello again to all of you, I hope you all had a lovely week and have enjoyed the sunshine. It was fantastic to speak to you this week and hear about all the lovely things you have been getting up to. It really did put a smile on my face.

 

Thank you so much, for sending me your pictures and videos of your Djembe drumming from last week. I will be uploading them to the blog as soon as I can!

 

Phonics.

Please take the time to practice your phonics daily using the interactive resources www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Username: march20 password: home

Orange group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 2 and 3

Green group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 3 – 5a

Blue group: play buried treasure phase 5 and acorn adventures (alternative pronunciation) phase 5b

 

All groups remember to look for your digraphs/trigraphs and use your phoneme fingers when sounding out!

 

English

This week we are going to be continuing our new class text ‘Mama Panya’s Pancakes’ a story from a village in Kenya. This week we will be retelling the story in our own language using the setting and character descriptions that you wrote last week. Please see the guidance below ‘Sensational Safari week 3’ in which you will find each task outlined.

 

Please take the time to practice reading and spellings each day. If you have finished your reading book there are a wide range of ebooks available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk 

 

Attached below there is a reading comprehension activity for years 1 and 2 and also one for greater depth readers please take the time to complete this this week. They are all in the same document.

 

Maths

 

Reception.

In reception this week our number of the week is 12. Practice counting up to 12 back down to 0. Don’t forget to practice counting 12 jumps, hops, claps, steps, objects and anything else you can think of. Attached below is an ‘All about 12’ activity sheets for you to complete.

 

Years 1 and 2

In Maths this week we will be continuing to use www.whiterosemaths.com home learning. Click on week 3 where there will be a lesson, activity and answers for each day.

Please also practice your timetables each day using the timestable rockstars app (2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s).

 

Science

This week in science we will be focusing on animals, grouping and classifying them and observing the similarities and differences of animal structures. Please see the guidance attached below.

 

Geography

In Geography this week we will continue to study Kenya. We are going to find out about the country and its National parks. We will look at a map of a National park and design our own. We will use compass points to plan a route around our own National park. Please see guidance attached below for each task. 

 

Nursery/reception.

Last week I attached a Lego challenge, I hope you have been enjoying this. This week I would like you to go on a ‘sound walk’ When out on your daily exercise listen very carefully and record all the different sounds that you can hear. Have a go but most importantly HAVE FUN! Children in Early Years learn best through play so that is the most important thing.

 

Years 1 and 2 if you would like other activities to keep busy please refer to the ‘practical activities for years 1 and 2’ on the previous blog.

 

As always, if you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me on lbarnett@polruanprimary.co.uk

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Home learning blog 3. Week beginning 20.04.20 






Hello again to all of you, I hope you all had a lovely week and have enjoyed beginning our new topic. It was fantastic to hear from some of you and see pictures of all the things that you have been getting up to.

 

The pictures in the blog this week show Tegan hard at work writing, making arts and crafts and practicing her phonics. The final picture shows Tegan’s fantastic African mask. I particularly love the shape, repeating patterns and the vibrant colours. Well done Tegan! If anyone else has pictures they would like to share of their African masks please do send them to me.

 

Phonics.

Please take the time to practice your phonics daily using the interactive resources www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Username: march20 password: home

Orange group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 2 and 3

Green group: play buried treasure and speed trial phases 3 – 5a

Blue group: play buried treasure phase 5 and acorn adventures (alternative pronunciation) phase 5b

 

All groups remember to look for your digraphs/trigraphs and use your phoneme fingers when sounding out!

 

English

This week we are going to be beginning our new class text ‘Mama Panya’s Pancakes’ a story from a village in Kenya. I have attached a copy of the book below.

Using this text we will be writing descriptions of characters and settings. Please see the guidance below ‘Sensational Safari week 2’ in which you will find each task outlined.

 

Please take the time to practice reading and spellings each day. If you have finished your reading book there are a wide range of ebooks available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk 

 

Attached below there is a reading comprehension activity for years 1 and 2 and also one for greater depth readers please take the time to complete this this week.

 

Maths

 

Reception.

In reception this week our number of the week is 11. Practice counting up to 11 back down to 0. Don’t forget to practice counting 11 jumps, hops, claps, steps, objects and anything else you can think of. Attached below is an ‘All about 11’ activity sheet for you to complete.

 

Years 1 and 2

In Maths this week we will be continuing to use www.whiterosemaths.com home learning. Click on week 2 where there will be a lesson, activity and answers for each day.

Please also practice your timetables each day using the timestable rockstars app (2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s).

 

Music/DT

This week in music we will be focusing on African drumming, children will become familiar with a Djembe drum, design, make and evaluate one of their own and practice the ‘Fanga’ rhythm. Please see the guidance attached below.

 

Geography

In Geography this week to go with our new class text we will be focusing on Kenya, locating Kenya on a map and drawing the flag for the Republic of Kenya. See the guidance attached below.

 

Nursery/reception.

Last week I sent you on lots of different scavenger hunts and I hope that you had lots of fun investigating. This week attached below is a Lego challenge, have a go but most importantly HAVE FUN! Please keep referring to the websites on previous blogs and above all please choose the activities which work best for you and your child. Children in Early Years learn best through play so that is the most important thing.

 

Years 1 and 2 if you would like other activities to keep busy please refer to the ‘practical activities for years 1 and 2’ on the previous blog.

 

As always, if you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me on lbarnett@polruanprimary.co.uk

 

I am missing you all and hope to see you soon.


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Home learning blog 2 week beginning 13.04.20 







Hello to you all.

I hope this blog finds you safe and well and that you have managed to have an enjoyable Easter despite the difficult times we are going through at the moment.

 

The Summer term has officially begun and sadly we are not together, but I have been thinking of you all and have produced some learning for you at home this week.

 

I was thrilled to see some of the photographs and hear about some of the lovely things you have been doing at home too. Our photographs in this blog show the fantastic learning Liam has been getting up to; science experiments using carrots, making a t-shirt and money box, lots of reading and enjoying the sunshine. It was so heart warming to hear that your friendships are still strong during this time and that you have become penpals! This is so important so well done J

 

I have added below some learning suggestions for you this week and please don’t forget how important it is to make sure you read every day and take some time to practice spellings and times tables too.

 

You’re brilliant at learning so give it a go; I’d love to hear how you get on. You can send an email or some photographs to me using my email address: lbarnett@polruanprimary.co.uk

 

Our new topic this half term is ‘Sensational safari’

We will be focusing our learning on Africa and will try to cover the topic as best as we can. 

 
Phonics: 

Phonics Play have made their online resources, games and activities free for parents and children. Username: march20 Password: home - www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Please take some time each day to practice your sounds and tricky words. 
Orange group: phases 2 and 3
Green group: phases 3 to 5
Blue group: phase 5b to 6 

Years 1 and 2:

English:

Have a think this week and write down some things that you already know about Africa. Then do some research about Africa and record what you have discovered. You may want to research where Africa is, the population, the cities, the climate, the countries flag or African animals. You may want to record your findings using sentences, lists or drawings whatever works best for you. Attached below is a grid with some suggested questions try to research these but also feel free to add your own too. 

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p081tmh5

 

Maths:

White Rose maths are currently uploading a daily maths activity for each year group complete with a short video guide and answers. Begin at week 1, lesson one there are 5 lessons (one per day). Also, please practice your times tables each day using the times table rockstars app(2's, 5's, 10's and 3's). 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

 

Topic:

This week we will be designing our own African masks – see the guidance attached below and have fun! You may want to complete a few different designs. 

 

Also, attached below are some practical challenges and ideas for children in years 1 and 2. These should get the children problem solving, investigating and constructing. 

Reception:

Your main phonics/literacy task is to write a sentence a day - I have attached sound mats to help you use your phonics learning to sound out words to write a sentence each day, in order to keep a diary for the next week. Please also sing the alphabet song with a grown up and ask them to test you on recognising letter names. I have also attached an alphabet poster.


In Maths, your main tasks are to practice counting and number recognition.


Nursery/Reception:

You will find more home learning ideas for the coming week below - these are very practical activities to aid learning for early years children. Enjoy scavenging!

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me on my email address above and I will do my best to support you during this time. 

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Hello everyone :)  

Hello to all of you, it has been a very strange time recently and I hope that you have been able to get out in your gardens, enjoy the sunshine and spend lots of time together. I hope that you have begun to find yourselves a new routine and that home learning is going well. Previously, I uploaded a list of websites and online resources for you to draw on - I hope these have been useful. Brynley, Isabelle and I have been busy learning at home too. We have planted strawberries and sunflowers in our garden. Brynley is watering them everyday and is very excited to watch them grow.
If you are happy to share any pictures and ideas, please do email me, I am missing the children and would love to hear from them, whatever they would like to share (it may be playing a game together, making something or some great writing, anything at all). We shall be uploading more resources after the Easter weekend, but in the meantime please enjoy spending time together and stay safe and well. I look forward to hearing from you: lbarnett@polruanprimary.co.uk 

 


Home learning blog week 1 

The children who were in school at the end of last week came home with a home learning book. This is to ensure that they can collate all the learning that they do at home. These class blogs will provide regular home learning tasks and activities that can be completed over the course of a week.

We understand that being isolated at home is going to be challenging, and we also know that many parents/carers will have to continue working at home during this time. Therefore, whilst we are setting work, we also appreciate how difficult this may be. During this first week we have provided some simpler tasks. We hope that this will enable you and your child to establish a routine whereby you can make time for home learning. After Easter we will be able to provide more focused tasks to offer opportunities for challenge and new learning.

Please find attached the documents you will need this week to support your child and the following website links that may be useful.

After the Easter break, we will continue this on a weekly basis and will keep you informed of any updates. So please look at the class blog again on Tuesday 14th April and each week from then onwards.


Some useful websites:

Oxford Owl is a great website for free e-books, English, maths and other fun activities. Click on Oxford Owl for Home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

White Rose are currently adding maths home learning activities, a group at a time from Early Years to Year 6: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

World Book Online have made 3000 books available to read online: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==

Phonics Hero offer a free 7 day trial and is worth looking at for phonics support: https://www.phonicshero.com/

Phonics Play have made their online resources, games and activities free for parents and children. Username: march20 Password: home https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

The National Literacy Trust have developed a portal called Family Zone where you can access reading and writing activities which are appropriate to the age of your child: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/?mc_cid=1a89f05f20&mc_eid=379abc23a6

Twinkl provides a huge range of learning resources for all areas of learning and are currently offering these free using this weblink and use the code UKTWINKLEHELPS: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Please also see the Useful Website and Apps list which is uploaded to this page.

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Kings and Queen's week 3 

Another week has flown by in Canute with some super investigating happening. 

We began our week taste tasting and evaluating some root vegetable salads, beetroot, coleslaw and potato salad. I was so proud that most of the children gave this activity a go - some were surprised that they enjoyed all three salads! 

On Friday we then moved onto following recipes to making, testing and evaluating our own root vegetable salads. We had to very carefully use the tools to chop, peel and grate our ingredients. The children enjoyed this so much that they even took some home!

In English we have worked hard to complete our letters to Queen Elizabeth II, they are almost ready to send off. We have also written a diary entry as a character from our class text 'The Queen's Knickers". Next week we will be moving onto poetry. 

In maths we have finished our work on capacity using various containers to measure how many 'cups', 'bowls' or 'pots' would fit into a litre jug. Year 2 have been busy reading scales to measure accurately in ml and L.  Next week we begin a new learning journey all about shape. 

in art the children have studied the work of Picasso - particularly his 'blue period'. They have investigated how he used colour to portray emotion. They then used the portrait drawing techniques they learnt last week and applied these to drawing another portrait of Queen Elizabeth II using colour and oil pastel to portray her emotion. The children worked really hard on these and they look fantastic. 

We have tested the properties of materials in science specifically investigating absorbency, transparency and flexibility. The children were surprised at what they found. 

Please remember a spare change of clothes, gloves, hats, coats and wellies for wild tribe on Wednesday afternoon. Thank you. 

 


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