Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

office@sutton-valence.kent.sch.uk

Sutton Valence Primary School

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Welcome to Mercury Class!

Class Teacher: Miss Tracey

Teaching assistant:  Miss Dunstan

Zoom!

Hello from Mrs George

Gabriella Tracey (gtracey) on: Zoom!

Hello Year 1 

Did you manage to do a zoom chat?  I caught up with Miss Tracey and most of the other teachers through zoom last week.  It was really good fun and lovely to see everyone as we have all missed each other.  We miss you all too.  The school is very quiet without you all.  I hope you are able to get lots of lovely things done in the sunshine and keeping fit with Joe Wickes.

Take care and enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

Love Mrs George!

x

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Zoom!

Gabriella Tracey (gtracey) on: Zoom!

I have really enjoyed talking to you all on our blog but it would be even more amazing if we could all have a catch up face to face.

If you want to join in with the video chat you will need to ask your parent or adult looking after you to go to the Zoom webpage or to download the Zoom app. You don't need an account, just put this meeting code 5481401540 in on Monday at 4 with the password you will be emailed and you can join in. Only children in our class will be involved.

In order for you to be able to join our meeting you will need to make sure that you are sitting in the kitchen, garden, lounge or common area, that your parent or an adult is present or aware of the meeting and that you are appropriately dressed. When you have joined the meeting, you will have a chance to tell everyone about what you have been doing and to ask questions about your learning. We will take it in turns to listen to everyone and not talk over anyone. If anyone is not behaving appropriately, you will not be able to join in with future meetings.

I look forward to seeing everyone!

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Mercury Class Blog

Mercury class learning blog

Gabriella Tracey (gtracey) on: Mercury Class Blog

A place for parents to ask questions about work and to share how learning is going

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Hello everyone!

Gabriella Tracey (gtracey) on: Mercury Class Blog

Hi Mercury Class!

I hope you are all okay. Today I have been for a walk with my dog, Ruby, and now I am at school ready to teach all of the children that are in. 

What have you all been up to today?

Miss Tracey

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Week 14 Home Learning 13.7.20

Our new topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Please click for home learning ideas related to our topic. 

Maths videos. Maths worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Alternative maths:

If you have already completed this and need more maths then have a go at these worksheets. Please download worksheets here

English:

For English this week, we will be continuing to follow the booklet we started last week. Please see the English booklet on this website. If you go down the page to Year 1 Home School Unit- Bob the Bubble who wanted to be useful. Please don't rush and ensure that your child is producing good quality writing, this booklet should be finished by the end of the week. Please encourage your child to edit and improve their writing as they go. 

Some parents have asked what work can be completed over the summer- please work on ensuring your child has met these Year 1 snapshot objectives so that they are not behind as they start Year 2. Please also ensure that your child is working on the Year 1/2 spelling words, a handwriting sheet is here to practice. Encourage the use of these in writing and if your child wants then they could be tested on a few of these a week.  Please find Year 1 snapshots for maths here and grammar, punctuation and spelling herehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-learning-centre/ have a great range of activities to work on these objectives!  Any questions please write on our class blog!

Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting- this is on the sound mats if you are unsure how to form each letter. 

Phonics:

Please ensure that your child is completing a phonics video daily via the link on the outline document and encourage them to use these when completing their writing tasks. 

I look forward to seeing you on zoom at 4pm on 13.7.20 - This will be our last zoom of this year, we will not be doing any zoom calls over the summer holidays so please try and join! 

Transition:

Please complete and bring this booklet in for September. 

Week 13 Home Learning 6.7.20

Please see an outline of the week here.  PDF.

Our new topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Please click for home learning ideas related to our topic. 

Maths videos. Maths worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Alternative maths:

If you have already completed this and need more maths then have a go at these worksheets. Please download worksheets here

English:

For English this week, we will be continuing to follow the booklet we started last week. Please see the English booklet on this website. If you go down the page to Year 1 Home School Unit- Bob the Bubble who wanted to be useful. Please don't rush and ensure that your child is producing good quality writing, this booklet should last 2 weeks. Please encourage your child to edit and improve their writing as they go. 

Some parents have asked to know what the key skills are for our year group. Please find Year 1 snapshots for maths here and grammar, punctuation and spelling here.  Should you wish to find some short, fun activities relating to these snapshots, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-learning-centre/ have a great range! However, there is no expectation for you to do any extra work at home with your child, we have provided them mainly for your information. Any questions please write on our class blog!

Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting- this is on the sound mats if you are unsure how to form each letter. 

Phonics:

Please ensure that your child is completing a phonics video daily via the link on the outline document and encourage them to use these when completing their writing tasks. 

I have created a handwriting worksheet for you to work through (a little bit each day) with your child, based on the Year 1/2 spelling words. Click here

Please continue with PE work here

I look forward to seeing you on zoom at 4pm on 6.7.20 - it would be really nice to see those of you who are not at school as well as those who are so they can see their friends. 

Week 12 Home Learning 29.6.20

Please see an outline of the week here.  PDF.

Our new topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Please click for home learning ideas related to our topic. 

Maths videos. Maths worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Alternative maths:

If you have already completed this and need more maths then have a go at these worksheets. Please download worksheets here

English:

For English this week, we will be continuing to follow the booklet we started last week. Please see the English booklet on this website. If you go down the page to Year 1 Home School Unit- Brian Bear's Picnic. Please don't rush and ensure that your child is producing good quality writing. Please encourage your child to edit and improve their writing as they go. If your child needs more time to finish off their booklet from last week to ensure they are producing good quality writing then please do this. 

Some parents have asked to know what the key skills are for our year group. Please find Year 1 snapshots for maths here and grammar, punctuation and spelling here.  Should you wish to find some short, fun activities relating to these snapshots, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-learning-centre/ have a great range! However, there is no expectation for you to do any extra work at home with your child, we have provided them mainly for your information. Any questions please write on our class blog!

Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting- this is on the sound mats if you are unsure how to form each letter. 

Phonics:

Please ensure that your child is completing a phonics video daily via the link on the outline document and encourage them to use these when completing their writing tasks. 

I have created a handwriting worksheet for you to work through (a little bit each day) with your child, based on the Year 1/2 spelling words. Click here

Please continue with PE work here

I look forward to seeing you on zoom at 4pm on 29.6.20 - it would be really nice to see those of you who are not at school as well as those who are so they can see their friends. 

Week 11 Home Learning 22.6.20

Please see an outline of the week here.  PDF.

Our new topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Please click for home learning ideas related to our topic. 

Maths videos. Maths worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Alternative maths:

If you have already completed this and need more maths then have a go at these worksheets. Please download worksheets here

English:

For English this week and next week, we will be continuing to follow the booklet we started last week. Please see the English booklet on this website. If you go down the page to Year 1 Home School Unit- Brian Bear's Picnic. Please don't rush and ensure that your child is producing good quality writing. Please encourage your child to edit and improve their writing as they go. If your child needs more time to finish off their booklet from last week to ensure they are producing good quality writing then please do this. 

If you would like some extra English work then you could also have a look at this booklet

Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting- this is on the sound mats if you are unsure how to form each letter. 

I have created a handwriting worksheet for you to work through (a little bit each day) with your child, based on the Year 1/2 spelling words. Click here

Please continue with PE work here

I look forward to seeing you on zoom at 4pm on 22.6.20 - it would be really nice to see those of you who are not at school as well as those who are so they can see their friends. 

Week 10 Home Learning 15.6.20

Please see an outline of the week here.  PDF.

Our new topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Please click for home learning ideas related to our topic. 

Maths videos. Maths worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Alternative maths:

If you have completed this and don't need more practice see an alternative plan here. Please download worksheets here

For English this week, we will be continuing to follow the booklet we started last week. Please see the English booklet on this website. If you go down the page to Year 1 Home School Unit- Sayeeda the Pirate Princess. We should be able to finish the booklet this week- please don't rush and ensure that your child is producing good quality writing. Please encourage your child to edit and improve their writing as they go. 

Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting- this is on the sound mats if you are unsure how to form each letter. 

I have created a handwriting worksheet for you to work through (a little bit each day) with your child, based on the Year 1/2 spelling words. Click here

Please continue with PE work here

I look forward to seeing you on zoom at 4pm on 15.6.20 - it would be really nice to see those of you who are not at school as well as those who are so they can see their friends. 

Week 9 Home Learning 8.6.20

Please see an outline of the week here.  PDF.

Our new topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Please click for home learning ideas related to our topic. 

Maths videos. Maths worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

For English this week, we have decided to use a different set of lessons which are more like what we follow in class. Please see the English booklet on this website. If you go down the page to Year 1 Home School Unit- Sayeeda the Pirate Princess. I do not expect the whole booklet to be completed in one week. We will be working on this for the next 2 weeks. Please encourage your child to edit and improve their writing as they go. I expect children to get up to page 13 by the end of this week. 

Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting- this is on the sound mats if you are unsure how to form each letter. 

I have created a handwriting worksheet for you to work through (a little bit each day) with your child, based on the Year 1/2 spelling words. Click here

Please continue with PE work here

I look forward to seeing you on zoom at 4pm on 8.6.20 - it would be really nice to see those of you who are not at school. 

Week 8 Home Learning 1.6.20

Please see an outline of the week here.  PDF.

Our new topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers.

Maths worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

The maths this week on White Rose has already been covered- if you need extra practice then please do. If not then click here for an alternative plan with video links. Lesson 1, lesson 2, lesson 3, lesson 4, lesson 5

Please see English work here. Please click here for PDF. Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting. Please see the extracts from The Great Explorer here. PDF

If you would like to look at a different story for the writing part of English, then please click here. The books can be found read aloud on Youtube here and here.

Please continue with PE work here

I look forward to seeing you on zoom at 4pm on 1.6.20.

Week 7 Home Learning 18.5.20

Please see an outline of week 7 here. Please click here for the PDF version.

Maths worksheets are no longer on the website. Lesson 1. Lesson 2. Lesson 3. Lesson 4. It seems from our zoom chat a lot of you found these easy- great news as we have already covered measuring length and height! Please see some extra maths work here. Remember you can also go on numbots, bbc bitesize and Topmarks for some great educational maths games. 

Please see English work here. Please click here for the PDF. Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting. Please see the extracts from The Great Explorer here. PDF

Please continue with PE work here

Miss Tracey will be on zoom at school on 18.5.20 at 4pm to see you all. 

Week 6 Home Learning 11.5.20

Please see an outline of week 6 here. Please click here for the PDF version

Maths worksheets are no longer on the website- click here for worksheets. This has now been updated to match the work on the White Rose Home Learning this week.

Please see English work here. Please click here for the PDF. Please use sound mats to help your child complete this independently using their phonics and encourage them to use pre-cursive handwriting. PLease see the extracts from The Great Explorer here. PDF

Please continue with PE work here

At 4pm on 11.5.20 we will be recording our part of 'wake me up' on zoom. Please ensure you have given permission via the office before joining. I am really looking forward to this!

Week 5 Home Learning 4.5.20:

Please see an outline of the week here. Please see a PDF version here

Please see English work here. Please see a PDF version here. Please use the sound mats from last week to help your child write independently using their phonics and enable them to use pre-cursive handwriting.

Please continue with PE work from last week. 

Please come and chat to me on Zoom at 4pm on 4.5.20, we have a new friend to meet!

We have found some phonics lessons online- please do one of these a day and practice writing them when doing your English work if you can! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGObda6B-T36vJlZYN06lOh

Week 4 Home Learning 27.4.20:

Please see an outline of the week here. Please see English work here. Please continue with PE work here

Please see the PDF outline and English

I am looking forward to seeing you on Zoom- hopefully we won't be having internet problems at school again, but please be aware that this may be the case. See you at 4pm on 27.4.20. 

For a copy of our writing sound mats that we use in class to help your child's writing please click here. It also shows your child how to form each letter in pre-cursive font (All of the children have learnt these so should be using them) PDF

Week 3 Home Learning 20.4.20:

Please see an outline here. Please See English Work here. Please see PE work here

Please see the PDF versions here and here

For a copy of our writing sound mats that we use in class to help your child's writing please click here. It also shows your child how to form each letter in pre-cursive font (All of the children have learnt these so should be using them) PDF

Please also don't hesitate to use any prior links if there were activities that your child particularly enjoyed and please continue using the blog. I look forward to seeing you on Zoom on 20.4.20 at 4:00! 

Easter Holidays

During the Easter holidays it would be beneficial to your child to do some research about our new topics. I have also included a reading challenge and Miss Tracey's Easter Challenge. Please see all Easter homework here

Week 2 Home Learning 30.3.20:

Please see an outline of week two here. I have included links to a range of websites but do not feel that all of them need to be completed. Please focus on Maths and English and then complete other tasks if you get time. Please see English work here. This is a lovely art document too. 

Please see the PDF version of the outline here and the English work here

Please don't forget to comment on the blogs and don't hesitate to contact me on the learning blog if you're having any issues. I have been checking this at least twice daily. 

Miss Tracey

Week 1 Home Learning 23.3.20:

Hello parents- please see an outline of week one here. This has links to all work except English. Please see English work here

If you require PDF versions, please see them here and here

Please get your child to help you write a comment on the above blog and read out other children's comments so we can all stay in touch digitally. This is a blog to chat about how we are and what we have been up to.

Thank you for your support and help with your child's learning.

Miss Tracey

Our PE days are MONDAY and THURSDAY.

We change reading books every day and change library books on a Tuesday afternoon along with maths games. 

Spellings will be set on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.

 

Please practice using the phonics play website to help your child with their phonics (there are plenty of free games:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

If you are unsure on how to pronounce the phonemes yourself, then please see the guide:

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/ 

A great website for practising maths is:

www.topmarks.co.uk 

Unsure of what your child's phonics phase means? have a look at this website:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-phonics-phases