St. John's Catholic Primary School

Oldfield Lane, Bath, Avon, BA2 3NR

01225 303990

office@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

Shine, Celebrate and Grow!

Kingfishers

Class teacher:  Miss K Bartlett and Mrs B Waterhouse

Welcome to Kingfishers!  

Home Learning

We understand that this is an unsettling time and we hope having access to these ideas may help you create a sense of routine and support your child’s learning. Equally we are aware that people have caring commitments and that every family will be doing their best day by day and as such, not every activity may be completed. 

If you would like to use them at home our usual prayers can be found here: 

Morning Prayer 

Lunchtime Prayer 

End of the Day Prayer

Thank you so much for supporting the children with their online learning. The tasks being set will now stop for the two week ‘Easter Holiday’.  However, all the learning that has been set so far will remain on the class pages so that if there is any learning that you wish to continue over Easter then you can.

We have put some extra games onto the children's Abacus pages, which they should see when they log in.  As with the other activities on the website, these are optional tasks and can be used as and when you wish. 

Any work that is completed at home can be shared with us when we return to school.  We will share and celebrate any work that your child brings in.  If you wish, you can email us with any work that is completed during this time.  We so miss seeing the children and would love to see anything that you do together in this time.

Do contact us by email if you have any questions or if we can support you in any way.  

Friday 3rd April

 

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Choose a non-fiction book today. Key questions - what is the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book? (glossary, index page/contents page, photos instead of pictures) Can you find a particular piece of information by using the contents page? 

 

Phonics

Have a go at some of the games on these websites.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Today's phoneme is split digraph u_e, what words can you think of that have that digraph in?

This worksheet goes over all the split digraphs you have learnt this week. can you remember all of them?

Friday Phonics Worksheet

 

Writing

Writing to entertain - Imagine that if instead of a castle at the top of the beanstalk, you found this little hut! Write a story about it. 

Friday Writing Activity

 

Maths

Have a go at some of the games on this website.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

Spot the shapes – can you find shapes around your house that are 2D – Circle, square, rectangle, triangle.

Can you find shapes that are 3D – sphere, cylinder, cube, cuboid.

Can you make a model with these shapes? Can you describe these shapes?

You can do the colouring activity too if you want!

Friday Maths Activity

 

RE/ Science/ Project

Can you make an Easter Basket? Here are some ideas, or you can use the template I have saved for you!

Easter Basket Ideas

Easter Basket Templates

 

 

Thursday 2nd April

Good Morning! We hope you are having a good week! We are enjoying finding activities for you to do.

 

Reading

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Choose a non-fiction book today. Key questions - what is the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book? (glossary, index page/contents page, photos instead of pictures) Can you find a particular piece of information by using the contents page? 

 

Phonics

Play some games on one of the phonics websites we have given you over the last 2 weeks. Have fun!

Today's phoneme is split digraph o_e. Look at the picture, what can you see that would be spelt with the phoneme o_e? Can you write them down? Can you make a sentence using them?

Thursday o_e worksheet

 

Writing

Make a mini book and re - write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Don’ forget to decorate the front cover and put in some illustrations. Write a blurb on the back so people will want to read your book!

Thursday Writing Activity

 

Maths

Positional language. Play this game with a teddy, other people can join in with you too if they want to! Use the maths vocabulary: on, under, behind, in front of, to the right, to the left. Put you teddy in different places around the room and say where it is. 

For example, "My teddy is under the chair", "My teddy is behind me." 

 

RE/ Science/ Project

Make a palm leaf for Palm Sunday. Print out and use the template, or draw you own. Colour it in green and carefully cut out the fronds. You could make lots and make a huge palm frond! I have also put some colouring sheets on for you.

Palm Leaf Activity

Stained Glass Window Colouring

 

 

Wednesday 1st April

Happy 1st April! I hope not too many of you got caught out with a joke this morning! 

Reading

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Choose a non-fiction book today. Key questions - what is the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book? (glossary, index page/contents page, photos instead of pictures) Can you find a particular piece of information by using the contents page? 

 

Phonics

Here is another phonics website for you to try. We don't mine which one you play!

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

The split digraph we are looking at today is i_e. Here is today's worksheet. When you have coloured the words, can you use some to make a sentence?

Wednesday split digraph i_e worksheet

 

Writing

Imagine you are Jack, from Jack and the Beanstalk. You have been given some magic beans. You plant them in your garden. What might they grow into? Describe what grows from the magic beans. Make sure you use adjectives to describe the beans and the plants!

Wednesday Writing Activity

 

Maths

This is an addition and subtraction worksheet. You need to work out what calculation you need to do to find the answer. Can you write the calculation as a number sentence? Use the correct mathematical sign: +, - and =.

Wednesday Maths Activity

 

RE/Science/Project

This term we were learning about Pope Francis's letter, Laudato Si. We learnt how Pope Francis asked us to be guardians of the Earth, and look after God's beautiful creation. We discussed, in particular, about how we can look after the oceans and all the creatures in it. Can you make a beautiful collage picture of "Under The Sea", you can use any materials you want to, such as paper, old magazines, kitchen foil, card. Just make sure you ask before cutting up any magazines!

Here are some ideas to help you!

Under The Sea Collage Ideas 

 

 

 

Tuesday 31st March 

Well done to everyone who had a go at yesterday's activities. We hope you are settling into learning from home!

Reading

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Choose a non-fiction book today. Key questions - what is the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book? (glossary, index page/contents page, photos instead of pictures) Can you find a particular piece of information by using the contents page? 

 

Phonics 

Here is a different website for you to try. You can do any of the games. 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Have a go at the e_e split digraph worksheet too! You can print it out, or just copy the work on to a sheet of paper. Look for the e_e words and underline them. Do you know what they mean? Can you find out? Can you think of any more words with e_e in? 

Tuesday e_e split digraph worksheet

 

Writing 

Writing to persuade - Can you write about how you could trick the giant to escape from his castle? Use the time connectives, "first", "then", "after", "finally".

Tuesday Writing Activity

 

Maths

1 more or 1 less game. Print the game off and cut out the number cards. Turn them over so you can't see them. Turn 2 cards, if they are 1 more or 1 less than each other, keep them. Who will be the winner? If you can't print off the sheet, don't worry, copy the numbers on to squares of paper and play the same rules. 

Tuesday Maths Game

 

RE/Science/Project

RE - Read the Bible story, or the story on the PowerPoint linked below, of Jesus riding in to Jerusalem. Draw a picture of Jesus riding in to Jerusalem. 

Palm Sunday

 

 

Monday 30th March

Good morning everyone!  We hope you have had lovely weekend and are ready for a new week. We hope you enjoy this week's activities. 

Reading 

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Choose a non-fiction book today. Key questions - what is the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book? (glossary, index page/contents page, photos instead of pictures) Can you find a particular piece of information by using the contents page? 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/PictureMatch.html

This week in phonics we are looking at split digraphs - a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Today is a_e, have a go at the split digraph worksheet below, you can print it out or copy it on to another sheet of paper.

Monday a_e split digraph worksheet

 

Writing

Writing to Entertain - We have been learning about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Do you remember that when Jack escaped from the castle he took the hen that laid the golden egg and the harp? If you went to the giant's castle, what would you take and why? Remember to use the word "because".

Monday's Writing Worksheet

 

Maths 

This week we are learning about subtraction 

Play the Lego brick subtraction game! The first person builds a Lego tower, up to 10 blocks or 20 blocks, or more if you want to! Count how many blocks there are in the tower all together. Everyone else then closes their eyes, while the first person removes some Lego bricks from their tower and hides them behind their back. Everyone then has to try to work out how many have been taken away or subtracted by counting how many are left. Use the vocabulary "all together", "subtract", "take away", "minus".

 

RE/Science/Project

Bird spotting competition - look at or print out the Garden Bird Spotter Sheet, or follow the link for Wildlife Watch. If you want, you could ask someone is another house to play the game too. Who can see the most birds in their garden this week?

Garden Bird Spotter Sheet

https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/images/Downloads/spotters/garden%20bird%20detective.pdf

 

 

Friday 27th March

Wow! Your first week of learning at home is done. We hope you have enjoyed the tasks and have also been enjoying some sunny walks and time in the garden. 

Reading 

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Choose a non-fiction book today. Key questions - what is the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book? (glossary, index page/contents page, photos instead of pictures) Can you find a particular piece of information by using the contents page? 

Today we are looking at plurals. Try the “Adding –s and –es Plural” worksheet

Challenge - Can you use these words in a sentence?

*You can print it or look at it and complete the activities on another sheet of paper

Friday S and ES Plurals Worksheet

 

Writing

Writing to Entertain - Time to be an inventor! 

To include adjectives in your writing to describe your invention.

*You can print it or look at it and complete the activities on another sheet of paper 

Friday Writing Sheet

Maths

Complete the Year 1 or Year 2 Spring Maths Activity Mat - Choose Mat Number 1

Year 1 Spring 1 Activity Mat 1

Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 1

 

RE/Science/Project

Make an Easter cross. Collect 2 twigs or sticks from your garden or your daily walk. Collect some old ribbon, coloured string or wool to wrap around the twigs to make a cross. You could even plait the string or wool to make a lovely pattern. 

Easter Cross

 

 

Thursday 26th March

Well done for all of your hard work so far, keep going! 

Reading 

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Key questions - How are the characters feeling? Why are they feeling this way? Why does the author use that particular word? Why does the author use that type of punctuation? 

Phonics/Spellings - We are looking at the spelling 'tch'. Try the sheet below!

Challenge - How many other words can you think of with this spelling pattern? 

*You can print it or look at it and complete the activities on another sheet of paper

Thursday Worksheet

 

Writing

Writing for a Purpose - Start to keep a diary. What have you done today? Remember to write which day it is! 

Can you include words with the suffix –ed to show you are writing in the past tense?

Maths

Counting in 10s

“Counting in 10s” worksheet. Fill in the missing numbers

Can you spot any patterns?

Choose a number, roll a dice and make an addition number sentence

Thursday Maths Worksheet

RE/Science/Project

Write a prayer on a heart shape. What are you thankful for? Start your prayer with "Dear God" and finish with "Amen"

Prayer Paper

 

 

Wednesday 25th March

We hope you are ready for another set of activities! 

Reading 

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Key questions - How are the characters feeling? Why are they feeling this way? Why does the author use that particular word? Why does the author use that type of punctuation? 

Phonics/Spellings - We are looking at the suffixes 'ed' and 'ing'. Try the sheet below!

Challenge - Can you write some of these words into a sentence?

Extra challenge - Can you use some of these words and make up your own story? 

*You can print it or look at it and complete the activities on another sheet of paper

Wednesday Spelling Activity

 

Writing

Writing for a Purpose - Write a letter or send a postcard to a member of your family or a friend who might be on their own at this time. Tell them what you have been up to at home this week! 

Challenge - Can you include a question to ask them? Hopefully they will send a postcard back! 

 

Maths

Digital and Analogue Time

“Time Matching” worksheet. Match the analogue and digital times.

Can you make your own daily timetable of activities and add the correct times?

*You can print it or look at it and complete the activities on another sheet of paper

Wednesday Maths Sheet

RE/Science/Project

Start to keep a weather diary. What day is it? What month is it? What is the weather like?

*You can print it or make your own

My Weather Diary

 

Pope Francis has called us all to prayer at 11AM today, Wednesday 25th March.

He has asked Christians all around the world to pray the Our Father together.

Tuesday 24th March

Well done to all of you who completed some of the Monday activities. They are further down the page if you need to have another look at them. We hope you enjoy some new challenges today! 

Reading 

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Continue to choose a book each day to read and share with your child. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Key questions - What has happened so far? What do you think might happen next? Why? Who are the main characters? Where is the story set? How are the characters feeling? Why are they feeling this way? 

Phonics/Spellings - We are looking at the 'ck' spelling. Try the sheet below!

Challenge - Can you write some of these words into a sentence?

Extra challenge - Can you write some of these words into a question sentence that ends in a question mark?

*You can print it or look at it and complete the activities on another sheet of paper

Tuesday - 'CK' Spelling Sheet

 

Writing

Creative Writing - Travel the World - Where in the world would you go and why?

Challenge - Try to include the word "because" in your writing to make it a persuasive piece. (e.g. I would travel to Norway because I would love to see the beautiful colours of the Northern Lights.)

*You can print the sheet or just use the picture as inspiration and write on another piece of paper 

Tuesday Writing Sheet

 

Maths

“Number Square Jigsaw” worksheet. Work out which numbers are missing. Use 100 number square to help (see resources below).

Challenge - Can you make your own number square jigsaw?

*You can print the sheet or use it as an idea to make your own on another piece of paper 

Tuesday Maths Sheet

 

RE/Science/Project

Look through the Zacchaeus PowerPoint and talk through or act out the story. 

Challenge - Can you make a story board to show what happens in order? 

Extra challenge - What is the message in this story? 

Zacchaeus PowerPoint

Monday 23rd March

Reading

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Set up a free login and access e-books. You can choose the correct stage for your child based on their current reading book. Most books at the end have questions for comprehension. Key questions - What has happened so far? What do you think might happen next? Why? Who are the main characters? Where is the story set

Phonics - we are looking at the 'ar' and 'or' sounds - try the sheet below!

*You can print it or look at it and complete the activities on another sheet of paper

AR and OR Phonics Activity

 

Writing

Creative Writing - Create your own Fantasy Pet - try to include the conjunction “and” in your writing to make your sentences longer. (e.g. My fantasy pet would be a sparkly unicorn and she would have a pink tail.)

*You can print the sheet or just use the picture as inspiration and write on another piece of paper 

Monday Writing Sheet

 

Maths

Addition by counting on - “Going Bananas” worksheet. Counting on by putting the largest number in your head or using a number track. Check you have formed all of your numbers correctly when you write down the answers. Challenge - can you make up your own addition number sentences using larger numbers? 

 

*You can print the sheet or use it as an idea to make your own on another piece of paper 

Monday Maths Sheet

 

RE/Science/Project

Look at the "Signs of Spring" Power Point or go on a walk in the sunshine and see what signs of spring you can spot. What have you noticed now we are in spring? How has the weather changed? What is happening to the leaves, flowers and trees? Seasons sorting worksheet

Spring Hunt Checklist

Spring PowerPoint

Seasons Matching Activity

Resources to Help

Year 1 Word Mat - To support reading and writing

Handwriting Patter - To support joined up letter formation

Year 1 and 2 Sound Mat - To support reading and writing

Explanation of terms used to teach phonics

SPAG Glossary

Book Band Bookmarks - to help when you read with your child (choose the colour band your child is on)

100 Number Square - To support counting and number formation

Numbers 0-100 on number line - To support counting on and counting back

 

Extra Activities 

English

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Username – march20

Password – home

 *Choose Phase 3, 4 and 5 in a game (e.g. Dragon’s Den and Buried Treasure)

 

Maths

www.topmarks.co.uk

Choose KS1, Maths.(e.g. Hit the Button – number bonds to 20, Mental Maths Train – subtraction to 20 taking away single digit)

 

Project/Science

Make salt dough and make you own spring creations

Make tissue paper flowers and give them to someone special 

Make a mini beast out of clay

Music - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces 

PE, Joe Wicks daily PE sessions at 9am - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

Music Bingo

 

Term 4- Our Planet- Life Below Water

Project Letter - Life Below Water

Project Web - Life Below Water

Here are a few photos from our last few days this term.  Despite all of the uncertainty, we had a really lovely time but we really missed those who couldn't be with us. 

Mrs Waterhouse's daughter, Sophie, joined us on Thursday and Friday as well.  The Kingfishers were absolutely wonderful with her - it was such a joy to see how they welcomed her into their class.  

 

 

 

 

 

It would be so lovely to hear your news over the coming weeks.  Please email us with anything you would like to share with us, or any great home learning that we can add to our class website.

Here's one from us to get you started.  Why not paint a rainbow or take on another project that you could display in your window to bring joy to others if they walk past.

 

And, finally, Fluffy, our class koala is safe and well.  Watch this space for more of his news.  Let us know if you would like to write to him!

 

We weighed our teddies and dinosaurs today.  How heavy do you think Fluffy was?  Email me your guesses!  bwaterhouse@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk 

Term 3

We can't believe it is half term already!

Here are some photos from our Number Day.  We had great fun writing clues - can you guess the number?

We made 'double bugs' and painted symmetrical pictures.  There was some time for Maths games too and lots of measuring!


 

 

 This week we have held our KS1 Maths information sessions for parents.  Below are the PowerPoint slides for the Year 1 and 2 workshops.

 Maths - Year 2 parent workshop January 2020.pptx Download
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Term 2

What a great term we have had! Thank you so much for all of your lovely words, cards and gifts.  We hope you all have a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing everyone again in the New Year.

We have said very fond farewells to Miss Dyke, our PGCE student.  She will be working at St.John's in Trowbridge until March, when she will return to complete her final placement with us.  

This week we have had a really fun filled Christmas party with lots of games and delicious party food.  We have enjoyed making lots of Christmas crafts and Christmas themed Maths and English activities.

Here we are performing some Christmas poetry:

 

Here we are enjoying our Christmas party with Miss Dyke:

Party food back in our class! 

A Miracle in Town

Here we are ready for our evening performance of a Miracle in Town!  We are really enjoying getting ready for Christmas and we can't believe it's the last week of term next week.  

 

 

Term 1 

Day of Many Colours

What a fun day we have had to mark our Day of Many Colours!  We have thought about what God looks like to us, written beautiful prayers of thanks and painted some amazing pictures.  We have made gifts to show our love and made colourful prayer catchers.  Look at our amazing world map too!

 

Children's Literature Festival 

We had a great time at the Children's Literature Festival, meeting the illustrator of Giraffes Can't Dance, Guy Parker-Rees.  Here are a few pictures of us and some of the amazing characters he inspired us to draw!

 

Term 6

Welcome back to all of our lovely children and families. We cannot believe it is Term 6 already but are excited for a fun-filled, busy final term!

Project Web

Project Letter

 

This term, our Year 1 pupils will be doing the Phonic Screening check. Please see links below for more information and how you can support your child. Please come in and see us if you have any questions regarding this assessment. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-sample-materials-and-training-video/phonics-screening-check-structure-and-content-of-the-check 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

https://learn.readwithphonics.com/parent/play-online?game=alien-words&phase=3&sound=%5B%5B%22th%22%5D%2C%5B%5B%22th%22%5D%5D%5D

 

9th July 2019 - The children had a fantastic day at St Gregory's. It was full of sports, fun and team work! A brilliant Sports Day - well done Kingfishers, you were all fantastic! 

Today Natwest joined us to lead a workshop as part of our Enterpise topic. We reflected upon what we see as a necessity and what is a luxury. We also thought about how much things cost and how long it takes adults to earn this. The children were shocked that a trip to the cinema could often take a whole days earnings. 

Kingfishers had a fantastic day at Noahs Ark Zoo farm. Thank you to all of you for helping to make this happen! 

Term 5 

Nature Detectives Project 

We came back to school to do a nature hunt as part of our new project "Nature Detectives". We went searching for signs of spring, new life and different animals, birds and insects. We used what we found to make Easter gardens. 

Term 4- February 2019 

Welcome back. We hope you had a restful and an enjoyable break! 

Term 4 Journeys

Term 4 Topic overview

 

SATS - Parent Workshop 20th March 2019

 Parent workshop 

27th January 2019

We had an amazing adventure with The Egg Theatre this morning! We magically turned into pirates, built shelters, played pirate games and worked out how to get back to Kingfisher class. Phew! 

Term 3 - January 2019

Welcome back after Christmas! We hope you had a lovely holiday and are ready for the new year. 

Term 3 Topic Overview

Term 3 Project Letter Let Me Entertain You

Please see attached leaflet for Year 1 Mathletics meeting.

This session will be held in Owls Classroom on Thursday 10th January 2018 at 9.00

Mathletics Meeting

Mathletics Leaflet

 

 

16th January 2019  Our Fantastic Science Day! 

 

 

19th November 2018 - Viking Raid at our school!!! 

Welcome to Poppy our Norland Nanny! 

Poppy will be with us until Christmas, helping in class and taking out small groups to support learning.  This is her first placement after growing up in Spain and then nannying for 4 children under 5! Please come and introduce yourself if you get a chance. 

Term 2 

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely and restful half term. Please find links to this terms project below. 

Project Letter

 Project Web

 

 

The Kingfisher's loved their first D.E.A.R! Adults are welcome to come into school on a Monday and Thursday morning to read with their child. These sessions will run from 8:45-9:00 am each week.

Times Tables Rock Stars-  

This is a programme of fun activities and games to help your child learn their timetables. Login in at  https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Year 2 children have been given a username and password for this. Year 1 pupils will receive one later on in the year.