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Home Learning Activities

Here are this week’s learning activities for you. Remember to comment on the class blogs to let us know how you are getting on.

You can also send photographs or examples of your work to us using this email address: Covid19wom@taw.org.uk

These are a few examples of the many emails and photographs we have received, we really do enjoy looking at your work and seeing what you are doing!

Well done everyone! Some super work going on.

Don’t forget to check the class blogs to watch the modelling videos.

Class 1 – 13/07/2020

Here are this week’s activities:

Home Learning Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Monday Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Tuesday Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Wednesday Download PDF Download .PDF
Phonics Monday Download PDF Download .PDF
Phonics Tuesday Download PDF Download .PDF
Phonics Wednesday Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Monday Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Tuesday Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Thursday Download PDF Download .PDF

Classes 2, 3 and 4 – 13/07/2020

Here is this week’s home learning:

Class 2-3-4 Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Monday Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Coins Download PDF Download .PDF
Tuesday Food Chains Download PDF Download .PDF
Tuesday Literacy Download PDF Download .PDF

Classes 5 and 6 – 13/07/2020

Here is this week’s home learning:

Class 5-6 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Monday 1 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Monday 2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Tuesday 1 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Tuesday 2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Wednesday 1 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Wednesday 2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Thursday 1 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Thursday 2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Monday 1 Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Monday 2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Tuesday Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Wednesday Download PDF Download .PDF

Classes 7, 8 and 9 – 13/07/2020

Here are this week’s home learning activities:

Class 7-8-9 Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Monday Download PDF Download .PDF
Literacy Monday 2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Tuesday Literacy Download PDF Download .PDF
Wednesday Literacy Download PDF Download .PDF
Thursday Literacy Download PDF Download .PDF
Monday Maths Download PDF Download .PDF
Tuesday Maths Download PDF Download .PDF
Wednesday Maths Download PDF Download .PDF
Thursday Maths Download PDF Download .PDF
Friday Maths Download PDF Download .PDF

Additional Resources

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize have also produced a range of programmes, videos and resources to look at.

Have a look at their website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy have also produced a range of lessons and resources for home learning from Reception up to Year 10. The website address is: https://www.thenational.academy

Home Learning Booklets

There are also some lovely home learning activities at:

www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

 

Maths Challenges

There are lots of maths activities here for you to look at. Ask a grown up to help if you need to watch any of the videos. Try to complete a maths activity each day.

Maths Y1-Y2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Y3-Y4 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Y5-Y6 Download PDF Download .PDF

 

Maths Home Challenges

Maths Home Challenge Y1-2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Home Challenge Y3-4 Download PDF Download .PDF
Maths Home Challenge Y5-6 Download PDF Download .PDF

Art Ideas

Art Y1-Y2 Download PDF Download .PDF
Art Y3-Y4 Download PDF Download .PDF
Art Y5-Y6 Download PDF Download .PDF

STEM Activities

Have a try of these STEM (Science, Technology, English, Maths) activities at home.

Outdoor activities

Maps

Weather

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Download PDF Download .PDF

Dear all,

We hope you are all well and finding the resources we are adding to the website useful. Please be extra vigilant in these times re online safety for your children. It may be useful to remind your children of our approach to keeping safe and happy online by following our usual safe and happy advice which is available, as usual, on our school website.

These government links might also be useful for you to browse:

  • Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to both inspire and prepare our pupils to ‘Lead the way to life’. In order to successfully develop pupils who love the challenge of learning, are resilient in their outlook and are curious about the world around them we need to ensure that our curriculum is as individual as the children we teach. We need to foster in the children a desire to seek out new information and to deepen understanding, skills and knowledge.   

Our curriculum model is developed around four main principles. Those of: L.E.A.D – Learning, Enjoyment, Aspiration & Determination; Plant, Grow, Cook, Eat; Safe & Happy and STEM (Science, Technology, English & Maths).

We ensure our curriculum model balances a rich diet of national curriculum subjects alongside context led, practical hands-on experiences and real life opportunities.

Long Term Planning - EYFS Download PDF Download .PDF

Long Term Planning - KS1 Download PDF Download .PDF

Lower KS2 Long Term Plan Download PDF Download .PDF

Upper KS2 Long Term Plan Download PDF Download .PDF

Phonics

At Wombridge Primary we follow the National Curriculum ‘Letters and sounds’ scheme.

This follows 6 phases. Children begin at Phase 1 which deals mainly with Communication, Language and Literacy areas of learning. In particular, it will support linking sounds and letters in the order in which they occur in words, and naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.

Children entering Phase Two will have experienced a wealth of listening activities, including songs, stories and rhymes. They will be able to distinguish between speech sounds and many will be able to blend and segment words orally.

Children entering Phase Three will know around 19 letters and be able to blend phonemes to read VC words and segment VC words to spell. While many children will be able to read and spell CVC words, they all should be able to blend and segment CVC words orally.

Children entering Phase Four will be able to represent each of 42 phonemes by a grapheme, and be able to blend phonemes to read CVC words and segment CVC words for spelling. They will have some experience in reading simple two-syllable words and captions. They will know letter names and be able to read and spell some tricky words.

Children entering Phase Five are able to read and spell words containing adjacent consonants and some polysyllabic words.

By the beginning of Phase Six, children should know most of the common grapheme– phoneme correspondences (GPCs).

They should be able to read hundreds of words, doing this in three ways:

reading the words automatically if they are very familiar;

decoding them quickly and silently because their sounding and blending routine is now well  established;

decoding them aloud.

Phonics is taught as a discrete lesson on a daily basis from Reception through to the end of Year 2.

Reading

At Wombridge Primary school high value is placed on reading. Developing an enthusiasm and an enjoyment of reading is promoted in all we do. 

Reading is happening all the time in the classroom, not only is it taught in specific reading and literacy sessions but the children practice their reading constantly across all subjects.

The children are provided with a literacy rich environment and have access to high quality reading resources.  

In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, reading is supported by the use of Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star reading schemes. These are further supported by the use of ‘real’ books to widen the vocabulary that children experience. 

At Wombridge Primary School we value the partnership between school and home, encouraging children to read on a daily basis with a parent/carer. Children are given a different reading book each week and also have a reading diary to record the daily reading that takes place at home.

Computing

The school has been nationally recognised a number of times for our innovative use of IT within the curriculum.

In 2018 we were designated as an Apple Distinguished School for the second time. Apple Distinguished Schools are described by Apple© as some of the most innovative schools in the world. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that meet criteria for innovation, leadership,  educational excellence and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

The use of technology is integral to all aspects of the children’s learning. Providing the children with industry standard technology was one way of credibly showing our children they could expect the best.

You can read more about this journey in our two Apple Distinguished School ebooks which can be downloaded from the iBooks store.

 

Since 2011, 126 of our Year 6 pupils have achieved an IT GCSE equivalent underwritten by The British Computer Society.

IT professionals, school leaders, teaching staff and students from a number of institutions have visited Wombridge as a centre of excellence for IT use and have been trained in a range of different areas and concepts.

Our computing curriculum is designed to support the children in making discerning choices about how and when to use IT to communicate, enhance and present their learning.  

Plant, Grow, Cook, Eat

At Wombridge we believe that if we empower our children to develop a discerning attitude to the choices that they make about their bodies, their health and their well being through the development of a healthy diet, understanding the provenance of the food they eat and thinking critically about feeding 9 billion people in the future then we can develop citizens who look after themselves, each other and the environment. This is what we call Plant, Grow, Cook, Eat.

This started 10 years ago with a clear mandate that every child would visit our local farm every term. Now every class has growing areas in the school greenhouse and outside, they cook with ingredients they have grown and harvested for themselves and supply the school kitchen with fresh produce. 

Our school kitchen is run by an experienced Chef. The school lunch menu is designed and tested by the children with each dish carefully checked against the National School Food Plan. Produce is freshly delivered and local suppliers are used as much as possible. The children are very clear about knowing the provenance of their food.

 

5 years ago the children held their very first Plant Sale. This showcased the culture that underpinned their outdoor learning and their desire for healthy eating, sustainability and community. 

With the awareness that by 2050 there will be 9 billion people living on our planet, one of our Year 5 pupils posed the question: “Can we feed our planet, save our planet, can we make it work?”

Our children are determined to explore the challenges involved in feeding the world and think critically about their role as citizens of the future.

You can see the children’s video about their motivation behind the plant sale.

Here is the plant sale in action.

Time machine

It is important that the young people in Wombridge Primary School  grow up with a positive belief of what being English could stand for. So began the Wombridge time machine, introducing real English heroes to our children.

We hope the time lord visits us again soon!

Farming and Countryside Learning

By embedding outdoor learning, environmental science and agriculture through out the curriculum we believe we are inspiring meaningful aspirations and developing the enthusiastic application of skills in literacy and numeracy.

Rural Shropshire is home to some of the most productive agricultural land and food production industries in the country and together they support over 47000 jobs. To introduce our children to the opportunities available in their local area we developed our own farming and countryside award and began collaboration with Harper Adams University. Every child visits the farm we link with every term; they take part in “Farming Friday”; and work for bronze, silver and gold farming awards. They cook once a fortnight with ingredients they’ve grown at the school and explore challenges such as how to feed 9 billion by 2050.

In 2017 we were awarded ‘Farming Champion of the Year’ by the NFU and Farmers Weekly for our work in outdoor learning, Plant, Grow, Cook, Eat, Agriculture and Environmental Science.

Our children were chosen to take part in the final task and judging of the Farmers Weekly Apprentice 2018.

You can watch our children taking part in this at:  

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

The children were also asked to help the National Farmers Union (NFU) create a set of resources for Key Stage 1 for their education section.

Hedgerow Habitat Heroes

Join three of our intrepid explorers from Wombridge Primary School and Farmer Rob as they investigate the habitat of the hedgerow. Investigate the types of creature that live in this vital part of the farm and the amazing jobs that they do. (NFU Science Farm)

      

Life Cycles

Spring has sprung on the farm. Join us as we tour Upper Walton Farm during lambing season. We find out all about the life cycles of some of the animals on the farm. (NFU Science Farm)

      

You can see our children sharing their knowledge in these video clips which can be found at:

https://education.nfuonline.com/ScienceFarm

Sport

At Wombridge Primary School we pride ourselves on promoting healthy lifestyles through the taught curriculum, extra-curricular activities and participation in ‘House Tournaments’, sports festivals and competitions.

A wide range of after school clubs build on the enthusiasm shown by the children during their PE lessons and allow the children to practise and refine their skills.

Whole school house tournaments are held each term. This year all children have participated in Hockey, Cricket and Basketball tournaments.

During the summer term every child in Key Stage 2 goes swimming.

Children also participate in the whole school throwing and high jump competitions held in the summer term. Throughout the year techniques are developed and practised. This year our previous high jump record of 117cm was beaten by Elias in Year 6 with a fantastic scissor kick jump of 123cm!

The children are always looking at ways that they can improve their sports performance. They analyse the techniques of professional sports people and try to apply the techniques to their own work. Here is an example of their high jump work.

3795pts 1st position blue House
3600pts 2nd position green House
3543pts 3rd position red House
3252pts 4th position yellow House