"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."
How have you been a good friend today?
"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."
How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?
'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'
What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?
"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."
How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?
"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."
Why is it important to be honest?
"Try to earn the respect of others."
Romans 12:17, paraphrase
Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?
Information for Parents about on-going Home Learning suggestions
As previously shared with you, the majority of our staff will be in school supporting learning from 1st June and as a result we have stream-lined our home learning provision. We are pleased to be a in a position to share the details of how we will continue to work in partnership with you to support Home Learning. Because of our reduced teaching capacity we will not be able to respond to children or comment on their learning of children individually.
Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5
Each week children in Years 2 – 5 will be set the following…
- 5 maths activities
- 5 English activities
- 3 topic-based activities
- 1 fun website/ game
The maths activities will be a combination of White Rose, BBC Bitesize and possibly NCTEM lessons. These are excellent resources which closely follow the National Curriculum and to which we have received very positive feedback from our parents and children.
The English activities will be 1 comprehension, 1 grammar lesson and grammar activity, 1 SPAG or 1 punctuation activity.
Each year group will have 2 English topic based lessons per week with a quick video introduction from one of their class teachers where possible. These will be shared via our YouTube channel
The topic activities will be following year groups science/ history/ geography curriculum.
The fun website will be something current and fun for the children to explore eg National Geographic/ Pottermore.
Everything for the week will be uploaded to each year groups’ blog on Purple Mash by the Monday at the beginning of the week.
Unfortunately because of the reduced capacity in the teaching team, individual responses from teachers to children will not be possible. Teachers will endeavour to make contact with their classes via the year group blog on a Friday afternoon when possible. Teachers in years 2 – 5 will not add 2do's to Purple Mash from June 1st.
We are hoping this new format offers the on-going support to families. Please do contact the school via firstname.lastname@example.org or the school office.
Early Years and Year 1
For children who will not be attending school from Early Years and Year 1 the offer remains somewhat similar to how it has been working during the school closure. There will be 5/6 2dos set on Purple Mash each Friday plus a weekly blog post. Please feel free to continue posting your child’s brilliant learning on the blog as we enjoy seeing what activities they have been doing at home. We are pleased to share with you that the Early Years and Year 1 teachers will be sharing stories via our YouTube channel for your children to enjoy at home. Don’t forget that you can still access Ruth Miskin Phonics on YouTube, White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize.
Year 6 Home Learning
For the pupils that are coming back to school we will be using the daily lessons that are available on BBC Bitesize and White Rose for our maths and English teaching. Your child can access these at home and follow the daily lessons with their class. For our afternoon topic work, we will be learning about Evolution and Inheritance. A range of Purple Mash tasks linked to this topic have been sent out already.
St Martin’s Staff Team
Some amazing work has been and continues to be shared with our teachers from the children. Just a small selection is shown below. Thank you parents and carers for the part you have been playing as home teachers—you too are doing a fantastic job!
Action Calendar—Joyful June 2020
click to view the next calendar from Action for Happiness. 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other.
Home Learning Bingo Grids
Please download the file for your child's Year Group.
|EYFS Home Learning Bingo Grid Summer 1.pdf||Download|
|Year 1 Home Learning Bingo Grid Summer 1.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Home Learning Bingo Grid Summer 1.pdf||Download|
|Year 3 Home Learning Bingo Grid Summer 1.pdf||Download|
|Year 4 Home Learning Bingo Grid Summer 1.pdf||Download|
|Year 5 Home Learning Bingo Grid Summer 1.pdf||Download|
|Year 6 Home Learning Bingo Grid Summer 1.pdf||Download|
Early Reading and Phonics
Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. We use it at St Martin's Schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Visit their website where you can find lots of free resources to support your child’s learning during the school closure.
For EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 - School Jam is an app for you to download on your phone. Your child’s teacher will send quick, fun maths activities for you to do at home with your child. All the activities are linked to our Power Maths Mastery Mathematics scheme. You can play digital games together, and challenge each other at practical activities. There are also short maths help videos revealing how your child is learning maths at school.
You need to download the free School Jam app from the App Store or Google Play, register by creating a Pearson account then enter the code already given to your child by their teacher. (Lost/forgotten the code please email your year group).
Keep Active at Home
Keeping Active - It is really important that children keep active and use their energy while they are not at school. Active Surrey has some great ideas and challenges if you are needing some inspiration!
Keep Making Music
Mrs Kelleher wants to remind you of our fabulous music making accounts that you can continue to use at home. As well as our accounts, there are also a huge range of apps and websites available for free. She would love to see what you have come up with when we return to school. What will you create next?
Children in KS1 will be very familiar with the following videos from Out Of The Ark, all of which can be searched for on YouTube. You may find watching these on https://www.youtube.com/kids/ is better than the full website as useful as it was designed to help children remain safe from unsavoury adverts or comments. You can download the app or let your children safely watch online with their free account.
- The Wake Up Song (The children can follow the actions or use ours if they remember!)
- The Lions Roar. (The I Love You Song.)
- Clap Hands Stamp Feet. (Ask them to tell you something about the Tempo as we talked about it in class.)
- The Seed Song. (This is mostly a copy and response song.)
Happy singing all!
Collective Worship at Home
At school, your child will be used to taking part in collective worship every day (they might call it ‘assembly’). This is not the kind of worship that some of you might be have been part of in a religious building. In church schools this collective worship is planned to be:
* Something for children and teachers of all faiths or of none, to be able to join in with.
* A time in the day to think about the big questions in our lives.
* An occasion that supports the school community’s spiritual development, creates an opportunity to gather around and reflect on a common theme and ‘feeds’ their inner being;
* In school, children and teachers are invited to pray, think, or reflect. It is the child’s or teacher’s choice how they respond.
At this time, many children will be missing the familiar routines of school. One way in which we can help to keep that sense of normality is by offering these resources to schools to share with their school community at home.
We plan to produce these resources for the weeks that schools are ‘at home’ and would love to know if there’s anything that your school community at home would appreciate. You can find our contact details on the Diocesan website.
Jane Whittington & Rachel Boxer