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Year 1 Spellings 28/09/20, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 28th Sep 2020 @ 2:52pm

Please find attached the Year 1 Spellings for this week!

Good luck!


 

F2 - Thematic Photographs, by Miss Ward

Date: 21st Sep 2020 @ 6:49pm

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week in our Thematic work, our topic is ‘What do you know about me?’. Within this topic the children will be looking at how they have changed since they were a baby/toddler to them now. To support this topic we would like a photograph of your child as a baby or toddler so we can use them within our work.

As we are unable to ask you to bring the photos in to school, we are asking for you to email them to us and we can print them for your child to use within their thematic work.

Please could you email your photos to f2class1@ourlady-saintedwards.wirral.sch.uk by Friday 25th September and put the subject of the email as your child’s name. This email address is only for sending photographs and any other communication should be passed through the school office.

Miss Ward and Miss Kealey

Year 1 Spellings 21/09/20, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 21st Sep 2020 @ 2:27pm

Here are Year 1's spellings for the week beginning 21/09/20!

Year 1 Spellings 14/09/20, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 14th Sep 2020 @ 7:16pm

Attached are this week's spellings for Year 1!

Good luck!

Year 1 Edible Garden, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 10th Sep 2020 @ 4:41pm

Our Science topic this half term is all about plants! Today Year 1 went on a plant hunt in the school's edible garden and investigated what plants we could spot!

We had a great time exploring the garden and finding the fruits and vegetables that are growing in there!

Mr Chamberlain & Miss Dunlop

Year 1 History Photos, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 9th Sep 2020 @ 8:58pm

Hello Year 1 Parents and Carers!

As your child begins the subject of History this year, our first topic for this half-term is ‘My History’, where the children will be looking back at their life and making a timeline.

To support this topic, we would like 2 photos of your child, one as a baby and one as a toddler (we can take the photos of them now!)

As we are unable to ask you to bring the photos in to school, we are asking for you to email them to us and we can print them for your child to make their timeline in school.

Please could you email your photos to Year1@ourlady-saintedwards.wirral.sch.uk by Friday 25th September. This email address is only for sending photos and any other communication should be passed through the school office.

Miss Dunlop and Mr Chamberlain

Year 6 Leavers 2020, by Miss Houghton

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 3:00pm

Hi Year 6, 

This really is the final goodbye... for now... 

We have made your leavers video which is attached below (there is a PowerPoint with a couple of embedded YouTube videos - click on the link to watch). There are a few little surprises for you in there which we think you will love and possibly have a good laugh at. 

You have been an amazing year group and we know that you all have sparkling futures ahead of you. Remember us when you are successful!!!!

Good Luck with High School and remember to let us know how you are getting on. 

Lots of Love 

Mrs Parry, Miss Houghton, Mrs Hayes, Miss Rylance & all the staff at Our Lady's 

xxx

Year One Challenges Week 14, by Mrs Carroll

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 10:08pm

 

Hello Year One!

Can you believe this is the last time you will be called ‘Year One’? This is our final week before the summer holidays and when you come back to school in September you will be called ‘Year Two’. How grown-up is that?

This week we would like you to think back over your time in Year One and make a little booklet with these pages in it:

  • My Teachers in Year One
  • My Friends in Year One
  • My classroom looked like this….
  • My favourite lesson…
  • I was really good at…..
  • I had to try hard with….
  • I learned how to….
  • We went on a visit to….
  • In the Christmas Play I was…

Have a good think about each page and draw a picture and write a sentence or some words to go with it. It will be something nice for you to keep to remember your time in Year One.

Finally we would like you to think ahead to September and write a short letter to your new class teacher (whoever they may be! Hopefully you will find out very soon!) In the letter tell them as much as you can about yourself: your name , your age, your family, what you like to do, what you are good at, what you are looking forward to and also tell them anything you are a little bit worried about. Then draw them a fantastic picture of yourself. Make sure you send it to us here at school and we will pass your letter on to your new teacher so that they know all about you before you start in September.

Finally, can we just say that it was wonderful to work with you in Year One and we are so sorry that we haven’t seen you for so long and that we didn’t get to do all the lovely things we wanted to do this term. Have a lovely summer and good luck for September! Make sure you come and say ‘Hello’ to us, when you can.

Take care and stay safe,

Lots of love from all your teachers in Year One

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Year 5 Home Learning Challenges Week 13, by Miss Welsh

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 7:52pm

Hi Year 5,

Hope you are all well and still smiling. Hopefully the weather will start to get better soon! In the meantime, here are your new challenges. 

Don’t forget to keep sending in any work you have completed, it’s lovely to see what you have all been up to.

 

Take care

The Year 5 team

xx

Year One Challenges Week 13, by Mrs Carroll

Date: 4th Jul 2020 @ 11:11pm

Year One Weekly Challenges.

Week 13

 

Hello Year 1! It has been lovely seeing lots of familiar faces this week but we are still missing our Year 1’s at home. Here are some tasks to keep you busy!

In school this week we have been finding out about SPACE!

 

English

We would like you to create your own planet! What would your planet look like? What would it be made of? Does anyone live on your planet? Remember to use lots of describing words. Don’t forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

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Keep looking at your phonics and your tricky words.

 

Maths

Please look at your number bonds to ten. If you feel confident with them move on to number bonds to 20. We played a number bond bingo game. Each person chose 4 numbers 0-10, I then called out a number e.g. 3 and they would have to match it with a 7 to make the correct number bond to 10. Have fun!

https://youtu.be/lD9tjBUiXs0

Could you order the planets in size?

 

 

 

History

While we were looking at the planets we learnt that many of the planets have moons. So we investigated and found out that the first man to walk on the moon was Neil Armstong along with his fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

How Long is a Day on the Moon? - Universe Today

 

We would like you to find out more about this amazing adventure, what year did they go to the moon, what was the rocket called, what did they leave on the moon?

https://youtu.be/CbTaDOuSePk

Have fun with all your challenges.

Keep safe!

Mrs Fitzgerald, Ms Carney and Mrs Carroll.

 

 

F2 - Home Learning Week 14, by Miss Ward

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 5:56pm

Hi Children,

We hope you have all had a lovely week! Please find the video attached of the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and here are some activities for you to complete based on the story!

  1. How many creatures can you see on each page? How many creatures are shown in the whole book?
  2. Find out about snails, whales and other creatures shown in the book. Where do they live? What do they eat?
  3. At the end of the story, the snail tells his friends all about his adventure. Can you write what he might have said to them? A speech bubble template is attatched below.
  4. Write your own story about two different creatures who go on a big adventure together? Where do they go? There is a comic strip template for you to use if you want to. E.g. could be a giraffe and a butterfly or an elephant and an ant.

Here is the link if you would like to watch The Snail and the Whale on BBC iplayer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

Remember to keep practising writing your full name, the letters of the alphabet, numbers to 20 and reading your tricky words and sounds.

Keep sharing your work with schools Facebook Page! We love seeing the work you have done and your smiley faces!

Have fun and stay safe,
F2 Team x

Week 14 - Home Learning, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 11:44am

This week we want you to have a look at SPACERinged planet!

 
 
 

 

~imagine~ you are an alien visiting Earth... Can you write a diary entry describing your time on Earth. Where did you land? What did you do? Who did you meet? Did you enjoy yourself? Why? How did you get back?

Have a look at something exciting....What the NASA Space Telescope 'Hubble' saw on the day you were born! Click the link and find the Month and Day of your to see it! 

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/what-did-hubble-see-on-your-birthday

 

Have a go at re-creating your own

 

As the time is coming closer to you coming back to school, we would like to hear what you are looking forward to the most!

***CHALLENGE***

 
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Who can be the first to work out and send to Miss Wise or Miss Flynn

 
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: How many DAYS you have not spent in school since March 20th 2020. How many WEEKS you have not spent in school since March 20th 2020.

 
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Year 6 Home Learning Week 12, by Miss Houghton

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 3:34pm

Hi Year 6, 

Hope you are all keeping well! It was lovely to see even more of you this week, we hope you have enjoyed your time back in school with us. 

Thank you for all the pictures that have been sent in this week you were all super cute. Please could you get pictures into us in the next week as we are currently making the leaving PowerPoint and don't want to leave anyone out!!

Watch the vlog for this week's challenges from myself and Mrs Parry. 

Keep well, Keep safe and keep smiling.

Love from 

Miss Houghton & Mrs Parry XX

Year 5 Home Learning Challenge Week 12, by Mrs Bale

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 2:51pm

Hi Year 5, 

Hope you've all had a good week. 

Here are your challenges for this week. 

Take care,

Year 5 Team xx

F2 - Home Learning Week 13, by Miss Dunlop

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 3:38pm

Hi Children,

We hope you have all had a lovely week! Please find the video attached of the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and here are some activities for you to complete based on the story!

  1. Can you think of some animals and words that rhyme with them and put them in a sentence to create a silly rhyming sentence! For example, a pig wearing a wig, a cat in a hat.
  2. Can you draw a picture of a ladybird and make spots on the wings and write the addition sentences for the different spots you make. Challenge – Can you use 10 spots and find all of the different ways to make 10 to practise your number bonds.
  3. Can you create a map of a farm! Draw all of the animals together in pens and think about which animals would prefer grass, mud and hay.
  4. Can you complete the animal noises sheet attached to read the different animal sounds and match them to the correct farm animal. Can you try and write the sounds that other animals make, for example, a lion and a mouse?

Have fun and stay safe,
F2 Team x

Foundation Stage 1 Weekly Tasks: Week 11, by Miss McNamee

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 8:47am

Hello Preschool,

 

We miss you lots and hope that you are keeping well at home.

This week for your home learning tasks, you will be learning about People Who Help Us. Can you think of anyone who helps you? 

We tend to think of people like police officers, doctors, paramedic, firefighters and teachers. 

Task 1: Learn your address and practise what you would say if you were ever in an emergency and needed to call 999. 

Task 2: Create your own emergency vehicle. Think about its features - sirens, hosepipes and ladders, bright colours. You could make your vehicles out of old boxes, bottle top lids and cardboard tubes. 

Task 3: Make your own people who help up costume. You could borrow an adult's hat to be a helmet or a shirt to be a doctor's coat. Pretend you are the person who is helping. What would you do? What would you say?

Task 4: If 5 children are waiting to cross the road and the lollipop person takes 2 children across, how many are left to cross? You could draw a picture or use your fingers to help you work out the answer!

 

Please keep sending in your pictures of your fantastic work to our school Facebook page - we love to see what you are all up to at home.

Preschool Team  

Year One Weekly Tasks: Week 11, by Mrs Carney

Date: 24th Jun 2020 @ 10:27am

It's been lovely to welcome back so many of you this morning and we've had a great time catching up again.  

Here are this weeks challenges!

 

National Writing Day Challenge:

 

You are going to take part in a 24/7 challenge.

 

There are just three rules:

1. You are going to write a brilliant 24-word short story.

2. Your story must start with the words ‘One day’.

3. You will write it in just 7 minutes!

It’s a challenge, but don’t worry – this lesson will guide you step by step so you’re ready to make the most of those precious 7 minutes!

 

Follow this link to your challenge and step by step guidance:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4g796f

  National Writing Day | 24 June 2020               https://firststory.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Example-Facebook.png                                     

 

Reading

Please share the story of The Rainbow Fish. If you have this story at home then please use the book. If not, please watch this video of the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzZuS3ze-Ho. Once you have read the story or watched the video, please discuss the vocabulary on the word mat below, and complete the two activities below.  

 Activity 1

Complete the Rainbow Fish book review. Discuss with a grown up what you like about the story, and how you think it could be even better. Can you work out the hidden message behind the story?

 Activity 2

Can you fix the Rainbow Fish sentences? Words are spelt incorrectly, and they are missing capital letters and full stops. Use the story to help you.

 

Maths

Can you complete the capacity activity using the document below? Your grown up's at home will use the questions to challenge you. I have also included a vocabulary mat to discuss the key vocabulary. If you think you are ready for it, try the challenge cards too (they are trickier!)

 

Songs

Here are some of the songs that we enjoyed together when we were in school. Please revisit and recap our previous learning. They are very helpful, and I bet you could show your grown up's what you know. 

 

 

 

History

Florence Nightingale - The Lady with the Lamp

Use the powerpoint below to learn about Florence Nightingale. 

Here is a video about her life too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jONlz7vaMnU.

Listen to this song, I know you will enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH6F20CojK4

Discuss with a grown up who she was, why she was famous, and what you think about her. Please complete the 3 activities below.

 Activity 1

Use the sorting cards to discuss with a grown up whether the pictures were 'before' Florence Nightingale arrived, or 'after'. If you do not have a printer, discuss them on the screen.

 Activity 2

Complete the hospital improvement activity. Match the problem that Florence Nightingale was faced with, to the solution she found. What do you think about her as a nurse?

 Activity 3

Florence Nightingale used a lamp when nursing as there was no access to electricity back then. Create a lamp of your own, and test it out in the dark. Try to be creative, and send me a photograph of your finished piece.

Once you have finished the above 3 activities, you can choose some of these below if you wish.

 

Art

Wassily Kandinsky — 50 Most popular paintings

Use the Powerpoint slides to learn how to mix colours, tints and shades. Use paints to paint circles in the style of Wassily Kandinsky. Please send me photographs of your wonderful artwork.

 

                                                               

Year One Challenges Week 11, by Mrs Carroll

Date: 21st Jun 2020 @ 11:13am

Year One Challenges   Week 11

English:  In ‘The Singing Mermaid’ the mermaid manages to escape from the circus, with help from her friends. This week we would like you to write your own adventure story and it must involve someone escaping from somewhere! It doesn’t have to be about the mermaid, you can create your own characters and settings: maybe a monkey is escaping from the zoo or someone is escaping from pirates. Use your imagination!! But don’t forget that your story must have a beginning: where you describe the characters and the setting a middle: where your character escapes and the ending: where we find out what happens to them. When you have written your story you could illustrate it (by drawing pictures) and then read it to your family!

Maths: In The Singing Mermaid there is a man in the circus who walks on stilts. This makes him very tall. This week in Maths we are thinking about measuring. First of all can you find out who is the tallest person in your family and who is the shortest person? Can you line everyone up in order from the shortest to the tallest? Use the language: taller than and shorter than to describe your position. Is there anyone who is the same size as you? Now draw pictures of things that are taller than you and things that are shorter than you. Next you are going to use the language long, longer, longest to describe playdoh snakes or maybe pieces of string, or you could build something long using Lego. Can you measure how long your hall is by counting steps from one end to the other? Remember not to leave any gaps when you put your foot down! Now measure how long your garden is and compare the two. Which is longer? You can have fun measuring using anything at all: Duplo bricks, buttons, pencils, toy cars. Remember to measure right to the end and not to leave any gaps! Draw pictures to show what you measured and how long they are and write labels to say which unit you measured with eg buttons. Finally can you find out which units we use for measuring? You could look on a ruler or a tape measure to find out. Try measuring things using a ruler if you have one!

 

D.T.  Can you find out why we need to be careful in the sun? Think about how we protect ourselves from the sun. Can you make a poster to help people stay safe in the sun?

Sun Safety For Kids - Don't Fry Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

History: In school we learned about Queen Elizabeth II. Can you see what you can find out about her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria? When was she born? When did she become Queen? When did she die? Who did she marry? How many children did she have? You could watch the YouTube video by Curious Pavel or look at  the website:TheSchoolRun.com for some answers! BBC Bitesize will help you too. You could make a little Fact File showing what you have found out.

 

Finally:

Don’t forget to keep reading and practicing your Phonics too!

BBC Bitesize Phonics Phase 3 has lots of short video clips to remind you of the sounds we have learned and games to help you practice them.

Have a lovely week and make sure you stay safe!

Year 6 Home Learning Week 11, by Miss Houghton

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 3:27pm

Hi Year 6, 

It has been really lovely to see some of you this week and we hope to see you a few more of you in the coming weeks. We hope everyone at home is safe and well. 

Myself and Mrs Parry are starting to think about creating a virtual leavers assembly and would really love to include all of you once we've worked out what to do!! 

Watch our video to see what activities we are setting you this week and please try to send some photographs into us. 

Keep smiling, Keep safe & Keep busy! 

 

Love from Miss Houghton, Mrs Parry & the rest of the Year 6 team. 

 

Birkenhead Priory Project, by Miss Flynn

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 12:55pm

St.Mary's Church Birkenhead: History of the Priory and St. Mary's ...Happy Friday Year 2! This week please create a project on Birkenhead Priory. How you present your project is up to you! Please send pictures/videos of your work. Use this link to help and click on the attached picture for more details. https://thebirkenheadpriory.org

Miss Flynn :)

 

Year 2 Birkenhead Priory Project

Research the following…..

-Use the website to research the history of Birkenhead Priory

-Create a timeline of key events including only the most important dates/events.

-Find out what a Prior is and what their role was?

-What was a Monk and what responsibilities did they have?

-What was a working day like for Monks?

-What was a religious day like for Monks?

-Which Royals visited the Priory and when?

F2 - Home Learning Week 12, by Miss Ward

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 5:41pm

Hi Children,

We hope you have all had a lovely week! Please find the video attached of the story ‘Zog’ and here are some activities for you to complete based on the story!

  1. Write a school report for Zog. 
  2. Could you use the comic strip template to create a similar story showing what different creatures might learn at their own school. (e.g. mermaid, a unicorn, a goblin) (Please find the template attatched below)
  3. Complete the instructions to help Zog find his way to school. Can you make your own map with directional instructions? (Please find the template attatched below)
  4. Look at the different dragons in the illustrations. Can you draw or paint some more? What are their names? 

Here is the link if you would like to watch Zog on BBC iplayer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

Remember to keep practising writing your full name, the letters of the alphabet, numbers to 20 and reading your tricky words and sounds.

Keep sharing your work with schools Facebook Page! We love seeing the work you have done and your smiley faces!

Have fun and stay safe,
F2 Team x

Returning to School - Guide for Children., by Mrs Walker

Date: 13th Jun 2020 @ 12:45pm

Are you returning back to school soon?    We are looking forward to seeing you all again :)   

There have been a few changes whilst you have been away. We have worked hard to ensure you are safe in school.

We do not want you to worry about returning so we hope that this guide will help you. 

Arriving at School

We will ask you to wait outside the gate and remember the two meter social distance rule.

Only one parent/carer per family please.

Temperature Check

You will be zapped! OK, not zapped but we will take your temperature at the gate. It does not hurt and it will tell us if you are safe to go into school. If your temperature is OK then this is where you will say goodbye and you will go into school. 

If your temperature is too high then you will go home with your parent/carer. 

Your Bubble

On your first day you will be taken to your bubble. Your bubble/classroom will not change. You will have up to 15 friends in your bubble (they may not start on the same day as you) along with teaching staff. You will have your own desk and your own equipment to use. You will spend all day in your bubble and will have playtime and lunchtime together too.

Clean your Hands

When you arrive at your classroom we will ask you to sanitise your hands. You will need to clean them lots of times during the day.

The staff will also be cleaning during the day to help us keep you safe. 

Playtime & Lunchtime

You will spend playtime and lunchtime with your bubble. We are not using the hall at lunchtime so you will eat in your classroom. Playtime will be spent outside with just your bubble friends. You can either have a packed lunch from school or you can bring your own lunch into school. All of your rubbish will be thrown away at the end of lunch so you must not bring in your lunchboxes, please use a disposable bag. 

Please remember to bring in your water bottles.

Moving Around School

We have new walkways around school. Please make sure you stay between the lines and walk in the direction of the arrows. You will also notice that some corridors/areas are out of bounds, don't worry we will show you when you arrive. 

End of the School Day

Your parents will be asked to wait outside the school gates, they will be guided to your pick up area. Please remember the 2 meter rule. 

 

Can't wait to see you all :) 

Year 5 Home Learning Challenges Week 11, by Miss Welsh

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 2:47pm

Hello Year 5! 

We hope you have been having a good week and enjoying your time with your families. Watch the video below to find your challenges for this week.

Take care and keep smiling.

The year 5 team 

x

Year One Challenges Week 10, by Mrs Carroll

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 9:07am

Year One Challenges   Week 10

English: We hope you enjoyed the story of the Singing Mermaid last week! This week we would like you to look at the book/listen to the story online again and see if you can notice some rhyming words. When words rhyme they sound the same eg cat and hat, pig and dig. How many pairs of rhyming words can you find in the story? Ask a grown up to help you write some of them down and notice which letters are the same in both of the rhyming words eg cat, hat and pig, dig. Make a list of words that rhyme with these:

                     ring        way         fill        dog

Now can you use two of your rhyming words to write silly sentences? Eg The cat had a new hat.   The pig likes to dig.

Look out for rhyming words when you are reading your own books too!

 

Maths: This week we are thinking about position, direction and movement.The mermaid was kept inside a tank and she rode on a horse. Can you use one of your toys to show your grown up that you know what all these words mean?

on top of   next to    underneath   near    between   in front of     inside

       behind      on the left of    on the right of     outside

 

 

Then have a look around your house and garden and see how many things you can find that move in these ways:

 forwards and backwards      left to right (or right to left)

       up and down         round and round

Draw pictures to show what you found!

 

Science: We have been learning about materials and this week we would like you to find out what the word waterproof means. Can you think of anything that needs to be waterproof? Can you find some different materials eg paper, a towel, silver foil, a plastic bag and think of a test you could do to see if they are waterproof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSs0ogUUqdM   shows a simple test you could do. Now draw pictures of objects that need to be waterproof.

Art: Have a look online at Red Ted Art and try making yourself a paper plate mermaid twirler

https://www.redtedart.com/paper-plate-mermaid-twirler/.

https://www.redtedart.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Mermaid-Whirligigs-3.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally:

Don’t forget to keep reading and practicing your Phonics too!

BBC Bitesize Phonics Phase 3 has lots of short video clips to remind you of the sounds we have learned and games to help you practice them.

Have a lovely week and make sure you stay safe!

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