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Markyate Village School And Nursery

Markyate Village School and Nursery
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Autumn Term Clubs

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...

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Smith reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs The reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mr Seery reading his favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Vaites reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Poole reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Miss Hyde reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Karmock reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Lawes reading her favourite story

 Watch Youtube clip of Miss Smith reading her favourite story

 Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Rishworth reading her favourite story


2. Assembly

Please click on the link below to watch the school assembly with Mrs Johnson

Watch YouTube clip Assembly 24.04.20

Watch YouTube clip Assembly 08.05.20

Watch YouTube clip Assembly 22.05.20

Celebration Assembly 1 - Early Years

Celebration Assembly 1 - Key Stage 1

Celebration Assembly 1 - Key Stage 2

Celebration Assembly 2 - All classes


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!

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Crooked Rules

Game 2 is 'Regroupy'. This is a great game for practising column addition.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Regroupy  

Game 3 is 'Risky' which is good for developing fluency of key skills. Adding single digits and keeping running totals will help arithmetic skills.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Risky

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. 

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Remainder Game

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).

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Digit Placement Game 

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!

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Race to Twenty 

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.

Watch Youtube of how to play All Change Multiplication 

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.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Duel 

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.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play KS1 Games Collection

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.

Watch Youtube clip of KS2 Games Collection

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.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play One more, one less   

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.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Clock Patience

Game 13 is Race to 100 which is great for supporting children with their understanding of the place value system.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Race to 100

Game 14 is Bank the Difference. This is an excellent game to practice ordering numbers, comparison and finding the difference. Have a go! 

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Bank the Difference


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. 

4. Getting out and About

Please find below the link to the National Trust website. The site has a whole range of ideas for activities to do while you are taking your daily walk or just in your back garden.


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!

 Book Reviews from Pupils and Staff

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!

Scavenger Hunt Ideas

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..

Suggested Sports Timetable 1 

Suggested Sports Timetable 2 

Suggested Sports Time Table 3

Suggested Sports Timetable 4

Suggested Weekly Timetable 5

Suggested Weekly Timetable 6

Suggested Weekly Timetable 7

Suggested Weekly Timetable 8

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. 

Science and Engineering Challenge Cards

 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.

Rugbytots Markyate Club Poster.pdf

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.