Years 1 & 2 Plym
Welcome to Plym Class 2019-2020
Teacher: Mrs. Sophie Daykin
Supported by: Miss Lily Valender and Mrs. Trudy Wallis
P.E with class teacher and Lewis from District Sports
The start to the summer term will be a little different than normal.
The Maths, English and Phonic based activities for your child will be uploaded onto Tapestry.
There are also projects which you allow the children to be as creative as possible.
The story for the RE project has been uploaded to Tapestry.
Here are the links for the Science activities this week.
Have fun, stay safe and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. or on Tapestry.
Previous useful links
There are some free non-subscription activities on here which offer valuable phonics activities for your child. They are also now running most of the games without subscription.
Children in ear 1 would benefit from using Buried Treasure and Picnic on Pluto. These games focus on blending and reading real and nonsense words.
To improve their rapid recall of number facts the following website link has some interactive games. The children can choose number bonds, doubles, halves or times tables.
Please continue to encourage as much reading at home as possible to develop that love of reading.
It’s also important for the children to play and talk about activities they have done.
Days to remember
Reading takes place on Monday during group guided reading and 1:1 reading with an adult on other days throughout the week. We welcome parents in to class to listen to the children read so please contact us through the school office on email@example.com or speak to one of us if you would be interested in joining us in class. Dandelion Reader phonics books will be changed in line with our phonics teaching. Reading books can be changed any day of the week and we encourage children to read at least twice times a week at home. On Tuesday's, Mrs. Smith will exchange Shared Reading books from the library.
Monday and Tuesday are our P.E. days. Please ensure children have correct PE kit including footwear.
Friday: New Home-learning sent out with a spelling focus. Please discuss your child's spellings over the weekend and ensure they understand the definition as well as the spelling pattern. We will consolidate this in school the following week and expect the children to use examples of these words in their written work.
What's been happening in Plym Class? Read on to find out.
Spring term topic - Wings, Fins, Feathers and Tails
At the beginning of the term we invited Dartmoor Zoo into our class so that we could meet some amazing creatures and learn more about how they live. We met a giant land snail, a stick insect, a snake and a lizard.
We were allowed to touch or hold the animals whilst we learned about their habitats and lots of other interesting facts - did you know giant land snails lay up to 200 eggs every 2-3 months? Or that a stick insect performs a shaking type movement when it feels in danger so that it looks like a leaf moving in the breeze?
Brian Pollard - April 2019
Over the last few weeks, Plym Class have been studying the work of local artist Brian Pollard. We have been looking at his work and sketched out our own pictures that we have now turned into canvas paintings - in the bold and fun style of Brian Pollard. Below are some pictures of Brian's workshop with the children. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children who love being creative and learnt a lot from working with "a real life artist".