1. Markyate Jackanory
Reading and enjoying books is still a key focus for all the staff at Markyate Village School. This week, the teachers have all chosen their favourite book to read to you. You can use the link below to hear one of our teachers read their story, just like on Jackanory.
So, if you're sitting comfortably, we'll begin...
Please click on the link below to watch the school assembly with Mrs Johnson
3. Maths fun and games
The Hertfordshire Maths Team have created some short clips of 'how to play' games to support the development of maths skills. They are both fun and educational and need very few resources. Why not have some fun?
Game 1 is 'Crooked Rules'. Children in KS2 might be familiar with this but if not, have a go!
Game 2 is 'Regroupy'. This is a great game for practising column addition.
Game 3 is 'Risky' which is good for developing fluency of key skills. Adding single digits and keeping running totals will help arithmetic skills.
Game 4 is the 'Remainder Game'. This activity focuses on division skills and allows children to share and group objects whilst also dealing with remainders. It includes a speaking frame and key vocabulary to aid understanding.
Game 5 is the 'Digit Placement Game'. This game practises skills in several areas of maths - place value, magnitude of number (how big numbers are), rounding, calculating (to find differences) and reasoning about number. This clip shows an example game suitable for Year 5 but can be adapted for children in KS2 (Years 3 - 6).
Game 6 is 'Race to Twenty' which is suitable for children in KS1. Through this game, children rehearse adding lots of single digit numbers. This game is great for practising number bonds and also uses tens frames. Many skills, especially subitising, can be rehearsed whilst having fun!
Game 7 is 'All Change Multiplication'. Children recall multiplication and division facts in this fun game. This game is recommended for children in Year 4 and above.
Game 8 is 'Duel' (aka War) and is suitable for KS2 (Year 3 and above). This game can be used for lots of areas of maths and this video demonstrates place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and fractions.
Game 9 is a collection of KS1 games for developing number sense. There are 5 games in this set: Dottzi, Copy values, Ordering numbers, Memory pairs and Make 10.
Game 10 is a collection of KS2 games for developing times tables recall and multiplication. There are 3 games in this set: Connect 4 multiplication, Multiplication duel and Mixed up multiplication.
Game 11 is 'One more, one less'. This game is suitable for Reception and Year 1. It focuses on the key concept of one more, one less. This game also encourages number magnitude, order of numbers and rehearsal of maths vocabulary.
Game 12 is Clock Patience. This is the perfect game to help children learn to tell the time. Game play can be adapted to allow digital and analogue comparisons as well. It can be played solo or in pairs.
Game 13 is Race to 100 which is great for supporting children with their understanding of the place value system.
Game 14 is Bank the Difference. This is an excellent game to practice ordering numbers, comparison and finding the difference. Have a go!
Do you fancy a challenge? Then look no further! Below is a fun challenge for each year group which use different maths skills. If you would like a chance to revise topics, do have a look at the year groups before - they offer lots of variety.
5. Book Reviews
Click on the link below to read some of the fantastic Book Reviews that Mrs Johnson has received this week. If you haven't submitted a Book Review get reading a great book and then write a review to let us know what you think of the story or, if it's a non-fiction book, what you think about the information. We'd also like to know if you would recommend the book to everyone.
So get reading and get writing!
6. Scavenger Hunt
Follow the link below to get some great ideas for a Scavenger Hunt. Each of the Hunts have a different theme and they can be completed by one person, in pairs or maybe as a whole family. The trickiest part will be deciding which Hunt to do!
7. PE Time Table
Please follow the link below for a suggested PE timetable to follow. There are ideas and videos for all ages to keep us fit and healthy..
8. Science and Engineering
Below is a link to resources from the James Dyson Foundation. It offers 44 engineering challenges. Of the challenges, 22 of these are science tasks and 22 are engineering activities. Many of the activities only require common household items. The suggested age range is 7 years and above.
9. Community News
This week in school, we wanted some of our activities to mirror those going on in the outside community. With this in mind, take a look at our Elmers that were created today!
To follow in the footsteps of the Markyate Village Rainbow Displays, the school has made these rainbows for the website.The Rainbows will be on display outside school this week.
Please note that the RugbyTots Club is booked directly with Mr Rourke and starts on Monday 20th January.
Drama club has moved to a Wednesday lunchtime and will run for the first half of the spring term only. It will resume in the second half of the Summer term.