Scremerston First School

Oak Class Home Learning

Welcome to Oak Class's home learning page. Here you will find a range of ideas and resources to support you in teaching your child at home. 

 

SUNFLOWER SEEDS!

Miss Holleywell and I have sent you some sunflower seeds through the post.  Don't worry if you haven't received them yet, the post is quite slow at the moment.

Hopefully all of our sunflowers will grow lovely and tall and we can have a tallest sunflower/biggest bloom competition.

Below is a document which tells you what to do if you aren't sure. There is also a diary for you to record what is happening to your sunflower. Please start to fill this in.
Keep an eye on the Oak class page - I will be adding some more work to do with your sunflower.
I'd love to see how you and your sunflower are getting on so feel free to send any photos to me. 
Missing you all and hope to see you soon!
Mrs Reid x

White Rose Maths

From this week, the White Rose Maths resources available for home learning are changing.  There will still be a daily video presentation but there will no longer be a matching work sheet.  Instead, after watching the video, there will be a link to that day’s BBC Bitesize page for more information and even more lesson content.  Your child can complete the work in their book, on paper or just by discussing it with you.

You can still access the learning through this link:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Again, all of the resources are accessible from computers, laptops and smart phones. 

Year One Maths Challenge 

The Chilli Challenges are something that the children are very familiar with in class. This week's challenges are linked with the White Rose online lessons on comparing length and height. Your child might like to try a Chilli Challenge once they have used the online lessons. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2 Maths Challenge 

The Chilli Challenges are something that the children are very familiar with in class. This week's challenges are linked with the White Rose online lessons on multiplication. Your child might like to try a Chilli Challenge once they have used the online  lessons. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week's English task is to research animals that are native to Australia. 

There are lots of videos available online. Here are a few I've found...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/andys-secret-hideout-australian-animals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bj0s

You might also wish to look at the powerpoint or fact sheets below. 

Busy Things

There's a new app that's just been released on School360.

https://school360.co.uk/login1/index.php

Your children all have their usernames and passwords for this site in the front of their home-learning books. 

It has activities and games covering every subject and I've tried to set some activities linked with this week's home-learning tasks. 

Below is a help sheet showing you how to access it once you have logged in to School360. 

 

"Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still, a portrait of our nation in 2020, is an ambitious community project to create a unique photographic portrait which captures the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings of the nation as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak."

 

This is a national competition run by the National Portrait Gallery and The Duchess of Cambridge that invites people of all ages to participate. The competition involves taking a photograph that relates to one of these themes...

  • Helpers and Heroes
  • Your New Normal
  • Acts of Kindness 

More information can be found on the website https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/ 

We would love to see any pictures that the children have taken and we will put them on our class page. 

 

For science this week, I'd like you to plant your sunflower seeds when they arrive and begin to fill in your sunflower diary.  Remember if you can't print the document,  just use a page from your book to write down what you did.

This is a great video to watch which tells you what your seed needs to grow:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcn9j6f

Once you know what your seed needs to grow, why not try an experiment by taking away one of the things your plant needs? You could try putting one seed in a cupboard in your home where it will get no light or try not watering another.  What do you think will happen to these seeds?

Don't forget to grow at least one properly and give it all the things it needs to grow for our class competition!

Good luck! 

This week in Geography our focus will be Australia which matches in nicely with Miss Holleywell's Australian animal research.

On Tuesday, the BBC Bitesize Home Learning page for Year 1 and Year 2 will have a Geography lesson called 'An Introduction to Oceania' which is all about Australia.

Find the link here and click on Y1 or Y2:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Here you will find a lesson to work through with games, activities and videos to watch to help you learn more about the geography Australia. 

I must say the video clip for the Great Barrier Reef is very short, so why not try looking on the internet to find out some more about this amazing place? 

https://greatbarrierreef.com.au/information/for-kids/

This website has lots of facts but you might need an adult to help you read it:

https://kids.kiddle.co/Great_Barrier_Reef

What animals live on the Great Barrier Reef? What famous Disney fish lives there?

 

Can you find out the main differences between Australia and the UK? 

What is the weather like?

What animals are found in Australia that we do not have?

Can you find Australia on a world map?