Pilch Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L14 0JG

0151 228 4024

stmargaretmary@knowsley.gov.uk

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Hello Parents, Carers and Children,

We hope that you are all keeping well. We are missing you all and look forward to seeing you again as soon as is possible.

There are many fabulous online resources and activities to help you to keep busy and have some fun. Don’t forget to keep fit too. We are enjoying the Joe Wicks workouts on youtube and Cosmic Kids yoga for our wellbeing. Chester Zoo has lots of activities on their website and a link to their virtual tour. David Walliams, Michael Rosen and other popular authors are reading their stories aloud. Don't forget bedtime stories too.

 

Pope Francis has asked that each day at 11 0’clock we all pray the Our Father together.

 

At school we use White Rose Maths and so any activities of theirs that you access from their great home learning page will be in a familiar format for your children.  There are online lessons for each year group and a ‘problem of the day’ to solve. They have also put up a link for fun ideas to use maths at home. You will find the link on the list of useful websites for home learning below.

This is their message on their website:

As schools worldwide close for now in response to COVID-19, you might be wondering how best to help your child or children with their studies at home.

Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

White Rose Home Learning

Also this number fact game will help to develop your child's recall of key facts which is really important such as number bonds for all numbers to 20, bonds for 100, doubles, halves, times tables for 2, 3, 5 and 10 as well as the corresponding division facts. 

Hit the Button

 

During our Great Fire of London Topic, the children learned that much of what we now know about it was because a man called Samuel Pepys kept a diary.  I came across this on social media and thought it was a nice idea. Channel their inner Samuel Pepys and let them document living history. Tailor it to the level of your child, maybe not focus on fears too much, if at all, without lots of reassurance.

 

Simple recipes are a great way of learning and having fun and there are lots of these online for young children. Read them and look at the format of them: a heading, list of ingredients and utensils, pictures to help the reader, numbered and sequenced sentences, warnings and tips.  We have looked at command sentences (sentences which give an instruction) and these are used in recipes.  Most will begin with a ‘bossy’ verb: mix, cut, chop etc. Once you have followed them, copy them out or write your own version of them to make a recipe book.

 There are lots of maths opportunities too: weighing ingredients, sharing or portioning the finished items- division and fractions.

 

Keep safe everyone and we’ll keep in touch,

 

God Bless, we are always thinking of you all, love from the Year 2 Team xx

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