,As a mode of keeping abreast of student learning at Winthrop Primary School, we have compiled some recommendations for your child to continue their learning moving forward in the event that we have students learning at home.
Click on the image below to take you to the Department's 'Learning at Home Resources for your perusal and use if you wish.
Below is our class routine base work. These are activities we have suggested to move on with which would normally be finished by the end of Term 1.
Again, please work through these at your own pace. For example- It is important all 3 spelling units are not completed within a week. This will not be beneficial to your child. Student's should be exposed to the same words repetitively in different activities over at least a week to allow for cementing knowledge.
Core Skills and Base Learning in B3
Moving your child forward in the Year 2 curriculum will see your child requiring to keep up with some basic skills learnt from their prior schooling, as well as some work to support, consolidate and extend these learnt skills.
Winthrop Primary School follows the below programs which your child will have access to for home use via their student work books:
Spelling- Soundwaves Words Unit 8 - f, ff, ph Unit 9- o,a Unit 10 - g,gg
Highlighted list words to be practised daily as per homework agreement- LSCWC, rainbow words, spelling snakes etc.)
Spelling Practise Ideas!
SoundWaves Pages To be completed with the above units. Two pages per Unit.
Maths- iMaths and Think Mental Maths *Think Mental Maths Units 5,6 & 7
iMaths Learning Students will be required to complete the following pages during remote learning to see them through to the end of Term 1. NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9 and then onto NA 30 (Number and Algebra) NA10 onwards are being introduced next term. Please below schedule for clarification. MG 7- 10 (Measurement and Geometry)- Revise and Complete if Needed SP1 (Statistics and Probability)- Revise and Complete if Needed
The Problem Solving Strategies Highlighted can be worked on in class when students return, they are supplemented with videos and are not tested on for reporting. The above listed concepts are the core strands for Mathematics in Term 1, for Year2. MG and SP have been completed in class, your student may revise or complete these pages if they were absent or needing extra consolidation.
The PDF's on the right to our schedule are consolidation sheets for after the original iMaths student book pages have been worked on.
Your student may or may not have had the time to take home extra books from their current listed groupings at school, and that's OK! They will not fall behind if they are not reading from those specific readers. Your child WILL need to be exposed to daily reading in order to keep up their fluency and comprehension skills.
Reading does not need to be a chore. In fact, we encourage that students choose their own reading materials (within reason, ability and suitability from an adult's perspective).
Reading can look like: Modelled Reading:
Adults lead the reading process, and bring the text to life
Children listen and make meaning from adults’ narration of and interaction with the text.
Adults use modelled reading behaviours when texts are too difficult for children to make meaning from them on their own. For example: a chapter book that may be beyond the child's fluency, but may still serve as entertainment and allow for questions and answers which an adult can facilitate.
Think- Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Lion the Witch and Wardobe, Harry Potter
It's great fun to share in enjoyable light hearted reading- It's the part of our jobs at school we enjoy the most with our students! If you havent already tried this with your child at home, now is as good time than any!
Adults provide opportunities for children to engage with texts in collaboration with them
Adults make the reading experience enjoyable and exciting for children
Children comment, describe, and narrate parts of the text they recognise or are familiar with
Parent, Sibling, Relative to read alongside or read to the child. Checking for comprehension and understanding along the way. This has proven to be the most effective way of learning and enjoyment of reading for a child to be exposed to from their early informative years, right through to senior primary schooling.
Children engage with texts independently without assistance from adults
Adults may observe children during independent reading or leave them to engage with the text by themselves.
Your child may enjoy 'down time' or 'escaping' through the means of literature. If this is the case, we encourage this way of learning and engagement. It helps to: check in on your child's reading materials and ask what the latest chapter is about, or what they are enjoying most about reading it. You can even ask for them to read a section out expressively to you as one of the characters.
HASS-Connecting People and Places
Fauvists used exaggerated colors when painting subjects. In fact, color was the most important aspect of a fauvist painting, with the subject taking a backseat. For example, when painting a portrait of a woman with very dark hair, a fauvist might choose to use blue in the hair to show just how dark it was. He might use yellow for the skin instead of a carefully mixed bronze. Shadows might be drawn in greens and purples instead of grey.
The Expressionist movement started in Germany. These artists wanted to paint about emotion. It could be anger, anxiety, fear, or peacefulness.
Each artist had their own unique way of "expressing" their emotions in their art. In order to express emotion, the subjects are often distorted or exaggerated. At the same time colors are often vivid and shocking.
Ancient China produced many types of beautiful works of art. The three perfections were calligraphy, poetry, and painting. Often they would be combined together in art. These became important starting with the Song Dynasty.
Pop Art is art made from commercial items and cultural icons such as product labels, advertisements, and movie stars. Pop Art is meant to be fun.