Our Learning

EYFS Home Learning 

Dear Parent/Carers

Here is an overview of the learning that the children should be completing over the next two weeks.  St Peter’s school is committed to ensuring that your child is learning as much as possible and we endeavour to do our absolute best to keep this happening. Available communication links will be via email on admin@stpeters.ycway.uk, through our website https://stpeters.ycst.co.uk/ and via our Facebook page when necessary. Emails that are sent to the office will be passed onto teachers who will respond as soon as possible. The admin email is to be used as a central point in order that messages get to those who are able to respond.

A note from Infant Team

 

Update: 13.07.20

Hello everyone! It is now the last week of term and we can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by. This week, we thought we would do lots of activities to help you with your transition in September because you all should know your classes for the new academic year. We know that when we start something different or new, we may feel worried, and we may even have a funny feeling in our tummies that just won’t go away. Having worries is completely normal and there are probably other children worried about the same thing.
To help with your worries, there will be 15 activities on the grid for you to choose from, it is a flexible grid that you can enjoy with your grown ups. There are some fantastic stories on the grid this week including Walter and his No-need-to worry suit. Maybe you aren’t feeling worried at all and are super excited for September and your new class, there are some lovely activities on the grid to help you get even more excited, including writing a letter or postcard to your new teacher. Keep tagging us on teams so we can see all the lovely home learning you are doing this week!
Walter & the No-Need-to Worry Suit
The Cautious Caterpillar
Transition week final
We know that this is a tricky time for everyone so please, take this time to prepare for the summer and September. We will be waiting for you on the other side of summer!
Take care and Stay safe.
Lots of love.

Mrs Renton and the EYFS Team

 

 

Update: 29.06.20

Hello everyone! It is now Week 5 of Summer Term 2.  Our topic this term is Pirates and Mermaids and we are going under the sea over the next two weeks.  If you are not in school, please don’t forget to keep sending in your fantastic work, we have loved seeing what you have been up to over the past two weeks! We hope you enjoyed the thunderstorms, keep staying safe and spending time with your grown-ups

For the next two weeks we will be looking at another fantastic book by Julia Donaldson called ‘Tiddler the Story Telling Fish.’ Please read the story to or with your child, before completing any of the activities on the learning grid. You will find the story here: Tiddler story book                            

Here is the exciting learning grid: tiddler topic grid

Please remember to keep reminding yourself of all our sounds we have learnt over this past year and continue with your reading! Keep up the fantastic work, both inside and outside school.

Lots of love, Mrs Renton and the EYFS Team. x

 

 

Update: 15.06.20

Hello everyone! It is now Week 3 of Summer Term 2.  Our topic this term is Pirates and Mermaids. We have loved having some of you in school over the past couple of weeks, don’t forget to keep sending up pictures of what you get up to at home!

For the next two weeks we will be focusing on a fantastic story called ‘The Pirate Cruncher’ by Jonny Duddle. Don’t forget to have a read of the story before you have a go at the topic grid.

The Pirate-Cruncher 

pirate cruncher topic grid

Please remember to keep reminding yourself of all our sounds we have learnt over this past year and continue with your reading! Keep up the fantastic work, both inside and outside school.

Lots of love, Mrs Renton and the EYFS Team. x

Update: 01.06.20

Hello everyone!

It is now Week 1 of Summer Term 2. We really hope you had a lovely half term and managed to enjoy the sunshine. Our topic this term is Pirates and Mermaids. We have loved seeing what you have been up to over the half term! Keep enjoying the sunshine, staying safe and spending time with your grown-ups.

If you wish to continue your learning from home there are some phonics and maths check list to have a little look at. Home learning check list 1.6.20

Don’t forget that daily reading is very important too! There are no expectations that these activities must be completed, each child is unique and every families approach to structuring a day is different. Be kind to yourself, do what works best for you and your child – you’re all doing a great job!  

From 8th June, children who are attending school will be looking at another fantastic story from Julia Donaldson called ‘The Singing Mermaid’. If you would like to, please feel free to working on these fantastic activities in the lead up to starting school, or if you are still learning from home.

1.6.20-EYFS Home learning topic grid

Don’t forget to read the story before having a try at some of the activities.

The Singing Mermaid

We are looking forward to seeing you very soon.

Lots of love Mrs Renton and the EYFS Team xx

 

Update: 15.05.20

Hello again!

It is now Week 5  of the Summer Term! We hope  you are enjoying the sunshine and are having fun with our seaside topic. We are sure you are all having a lovely time with your grown-ups at home, we have loved seeing and hearing about what you have got up to! Have a little look at “Our home learning gallery” page to see if you can spot yourself or some of your friends.

Below you will find the updated activity grids for home learning. Each day you should still be selecting an English, Maths and Topic activity to complete. Don’t forget that daily reading is very important too! There are no expectations that these activities must be completed, each child is unique and every families approach to structuring a day is different. Be kind to yourself, do what works best for you and your child – you’re all doing a great job! 

EYFS Home learning Summer term – 18.5.20

ow formation

air formation

This weeks Topic grid is based upon a fantastic book looking at the book ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley.’

Through this children will be learning about the impact of plastic to the worlds oceans. Please read the story to or with your child, before completing any of the activities on the Topic learning grid.

You will find the story here

Somebody Swallowed Stanley story

In normal circumstances week 6 would be considered a half term holiday however, as a team we have provided enough activities to cover this week as well. If you would like to take this time as a break from home learning there are no expectations to complete everything assigned, but the activities are there should you want to access them.

We would like to make you aware that there are going to be some updates made to the ActiveLearn Login on 16th May. This means that you will need to re-enter usernames and passwords again when you first log in after this date, as any saved details won’t be shown by the browser. You can note your password and username by clicking “Show” on the Sign In/login page.

Take care and be safe.  We are so looking forward to seeing you soon.

Lots of love Mrs Renton and the EYFS Team xx

 

Update: 1.05.20

Hello again! It is now Week 3 and 4 of the Summer Term! We hope your first few weeks of the term have been enjoyable. We are sure you are all having a lovely time with your grown-ups at home, we have loved seeing and hearing about what you have got up to! Have a little look at “Our home learning gallery” page to see if you can spot yourself or some of your friends.

Below you will find the updated activity grids for home learning. Each day you should still be selecting an English, Maths and Topic activity to complete. Don’t forget that daily reading is very important too!

There are no expectations that these activities must be completed, each child is unique and every families approach to structuring a day is different. Be kind to yourself, do what works best for you and your child. You are doing a great job!

EYFS Home learning Summer term – 4.5.20

Here are the resources to help you with some of the activities:

The Snail and the Whale book

Mrs Renton’s ‘igh’ poster example:

Silly sentence picture:

 

VE Day

Friday the 8th of May marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. On this day in 1945 it marked the end of Adolf Hitler’s war and sparked celebrations around  the world. Understanding our shared heritage of remembrance helps bring communities together and ensures we recognise the service and sacrifice of past and present generations. As we will not be spending VE day as any of us imagined, we hope you will join us in commemorating this day in another way and encourage your children to spend some time reflecting on the importance of why we celebrate this day. You could even celebrate it yourselves with one of the home learning tasks we have designed for the children. We would love to see any examples or photos of how you have celebrated at home.

VE day home learning tasks

VE day powerpoint

Wartime Recipe Booklet

War song Lyrics

Union Jack Bunting

WW2 Spitfire Glider

Please remember to email us with pictures and videos of all the lovely learning you are doing at home- it really makes our day.

Take care and be safe.  We are so looking forward to seeing you soon.

Lots of love Mrs Renton and the EYFS Team xx

 

Update: 17.04.20

Welcome back the Summer term!

We hope you all enjoyed Easter and managed to enjoy some of the beautiful weather we have had. You may have also had time to complete some of the exciting activities off the Easter grid, don’t forget to email us to tell us all about it – we would love to see what you have been up to!

We have put together some more lovely activities for you to do whilst continuing to do your learning at home.

EYFS Home learning Summer term – 17.4.20

As it is Summer term we have an exciting new topic! This term we will be looking at ‘The Seaside’. Although we cannot go to the seaside right now, we have found a beautiful book called ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ to base our topic work on. You can find a copy of the book here :

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Book

You will need to use this book to do some of the topic activities from the topic grid.

Don’t forget how important it is to keep practising your sounds from your phonics books and keep going with reading – whether this is on BugClub, playing reading games, or reading some words in a bedtime story with your grown up! We can’t wait to hear you read to us again when we are finally reunited!

Please keep in contact with us – we are here to answer questions and give advice the best we can. We miss you all lots and lots and cannot wait to see you all again.

Stay safe and keep in touch,

Mrs Renton and the EYFS Team.

 

 

Update: 03.04.20

Hello!

Well done on completing your second week of home learning! We are sure that you are all having a lovely time with your grown-ups at home and have loved seeing and hearing about what you have got up to! Have a little look at “Our home learning gallery” page to see if you can spot yourself or some of your friends. To help here is a little tick list of the learning completed so far so:  Easter Check list

As you will be coming to the end of your current learning grid and it is coming up to Easter, we have made a brilliant Easter activity grid which can be found here: Easter Activity Grid

Extra links to help you with some of the activities on the grid –

Saving Easter Story

Another great Easter activity is Easter yoga, by our favourite yoga instructor Jamie from Cosmic kids Yoga!

If you have a favourite pose don’t forget to take a picture of it and send it to us so that we can all have a try too!

We are missing you lots, keep up the great work and stay safe.

Lots of love,

Mrs Renton and the EYFS team x

 

 

Update: 27.03.20

EYFS Newsletter 27.3.20

Hello all,

Well done to you all during your first week of home learning – hopefully, you’ve had a mixture learning both indoors and outdoors and of course had lots of fun!

Don’t forget that for your week 2 learning, there are still lots of ideas and daily tasks can be found on the website, as well as the handy time table and references to your home learning packs.

On a morning at 9am Joe Wicks does a great PE lesson on his youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

It is a great way to start your day before your beginning your home learning!

 

Twinkl –

Twinkl is a great website with thousands of resources and parents guides for all year groups and all subjects. They are kindly offering a free subscription to parents at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can sign up using the code ‘PARENTSTWINKLHELPS’.

Lego Challenge – 

https://www.mykidstime.com/entertainment/download-free-30-day-lego-challenge-creative-fun/ 

For a couple of new great links, check out the newsletter

Don’t forget to keep us updated with all the things you have been doing at home, we miss you and would love to hear from you! Send us lots of photos and keep in touch via admin@stpeters.ycway.uk. We will put some of your photos on the website at the bottom of this page too so that you can see what your friends have been doing at home! Make sure to check the website on the EYFS “Our Learning” page to find any new updates. Don’t forget we are here, so please use this email address to send any questions or queries you may have, we are here to help – no question is a silly question!

Take care, stay safe – stay at home!

 

Mrs Renton and the EYFS team.

 

 

 

To aid your learning at home we have put together a timetable of how a typical week looks for EYFS. Within the time table you will see links to the home learning pack sent home and the Maths and Topic activity grids. 

EYFS Timetable

Home Learning activity grids

 

Please see below further information on how to help your child at home.

Phonics

Please continue to go through both your red and orange phonics books daily. Make sure your phonics finger is ready to go over the sounds using the correct formation.

Guidance for your phonics books can be found here: Phonics Sound book guidance notes to Parents

Don’t forget you can practice in lots of ways – in flour on a work top, in the condensation in the bathroom, even with a stick in the mud! If you are unsure of letter formation, there is a reminder in the front of your partnership books as well as here: T-L-8447-Letter-Formation-Alphabet-Handwriting-Sheet-Lowercase_ver_8

All our sounds are accompanied by a song, these songs can be found here:

https://vimeo.com/106231366

The tricky word song is also an useful song to help us remember the words – it is very catchy too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Another useful phonics website:

https://phonicplay.co.uk

User name: march20

Password: home

Your child has been sent home a learning pack with some phonics support in (Friday 20th March), inside will be resources to aid their learning – please see timetable below as to which resource to use and when to use them.

 

Maths

We have been looking at numbers 1-12 so far this year. This includes recognising numerals (even when they are out of order), looking at quantities, and how numbers are composed. E.g. 11 is made up from a ten and an extra one.

Great ideas such as counting as you go upstairs, practising writing your numerals and creating number stories e.g. If I had 2 cakes and ate 1, how many would I have left?

By the end of the year we need to be working with numbers from 1-20, including addition and subtraction, doubling, halving and sharing.

We love the Numberblocks at St Peter’s, useful Numberblocks games, videos and audio clips can be found here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Great interactive games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37&AgeGroup=1

Further good learning sites:

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

https://www.khanacademy.org/math

Your child has been sent home a learning pack with some maths support in (Friday 20th March), inside will be resources to aid their learning – please see timetable below as to which resource to use and when to use them.

 

PE  

Being active is very important to us, children like to take active breaks and love PE in school. Here are some handy links to help to keep your child moving:

Cosmic Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Just Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1jesHxHmyM&list=RDN1jesHxHmyM&start_radio=1&t=0

Joe Wicks – 5 minute moves kids workout  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

50 things to do before you leave St Peter’s – outdoor learning

https://stpeters.ycst.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/50-things-to-do-before-you-leave-St-Peters.pdf

 

Topic

Our new topic is ‘The Seaside’ and we are looking at the book ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.’

Last half term looked at dinosaurs! The children labelled dinosaurs, drew dinosaurs and found lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs. They wrote a favourite fact using the sounds they have learnt. We had to remember our capital letter, full stop and of course finger spaces!

Here are some great examples of our sentences –

A t-rex has smorl I’s but can see veree well.

DInosors hav big teeth.

The t-rex has scailee skin and is green.

 

History

As school closure is unprecedented, we have sent each child home with a little red diary and ask that children take the time to fill this in daily as in years to come this will be considered as a small piece of history.

Diary insert

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term 2019

This term we have been learning about cold places and transport. For our cold places topic, we used our cake stall money to adopt a penguin and a polar bear. We learnt all about the places in which they live and looked at all the different animals which live together.

When we were learning about transport, we did lots of exciting things. We visited the Train Museum in York and we even washed the teacher’s cars!

Autumn Term 2018

What a busy first term we have had at school. We have been busy learning about ourselves and our homes and have had lots of fun along the way!

 

 

 

 

2017-2018

To finish our ‘People who help us’ topic, we held a dressing up day. We all came dressed up as something we would like to be when we are older. We have high aspirations, with everything from doctors to vets and from racing car drivers to architects. We used our green screen to take us to our future places of work and thought about why we would be so great at our jobs! Here is a little sneak peek …

 

What a lot of snow we have been having! We went outside into our learning garden to make mini snowmen! They looked fantastic and we loved having fun in the snow.

To finish off our pets topic, we had a visit from the Dogs Trust. To show us how to look after a dog, they came with Winnie the Pug! She was such a lovely dog and we all enjoyed finding out about how we should be safe around dogs.

As we have been learning about pets, we have set up a vet’s surgery in our classrooms. We have been taking great care of our pets. The receptionists have done a fantastic job of sorting out our appointments, and we have been carefully describing what is the matter with our pets.

It’s snowing! Look at the snowflakes we have caught on our coats, in our hair and on our frozen card.

 

We have been learning about pets. Look at our amazing split pin pets!

 

After our Christmas holiday we spent time sharing our news with our friends.

 

We really enjoyed sharing stories with Year 5 and 6.

On Bonfire Night we used the laptops to make bonfire pictures. We used 2publish+ to fill our page and then use a splatter tool to make firework shapes.

Our tortoise is preparing to hibernate and we have been watching him really carefully. Whilst we were thinking about animal homes, we went outside to make new homes for some animals. We used natural materials and practiced our knot tying skills.

 

What a busy first term we have had! Have a look at what we have been up to!