The summer holidays are here!
It would be fabulous if you could keep getting your children to read over the holidays or continue to read to them. We know the 6 weeks will not be the same as normal, so we wanted to give you some fun ideas to keep you busy at home.
Well done for all of your hard work this year, especially during lockdown. I'm sorry that we were only able to be together as a class for four weeks and that we can't end the year with the usual lovely summer term activities. I hope that you all stay safe and have an amazing summer.
Home Learning WB 13.07.20
This week with White Rose and BBC bitesize you will be looking at time.
You could also do some outside maths. Have a look at the challenge cards below and choose a few to complete- We have attached the document with many more on should you wish to do more.
As this year comes to an end. Have a think about what we have done this year.
Can you write a few sentences about the following things:
Your favourite moment in class and at home during lockdown.
Your favourite book you have read at school with an adult or an adult has shared with you.
Something you have learnt this year.
You favourite activity at school and at home during lockdown.
A memory of this year.
Watch the video below about a musical Hippo called Max.
Draw a picture of Max playing one of the instruments in the story.
What instruments did you see? Could you name them all? Which instrument would you like to play?
Which instrument was the loudest he played?
Which instrument was the quietest?
Design a picnic blanket for you and your family.
Think about what colours you like. Try and create a pattern.
Or you could design your own
Home Learning WB 6.7.20
This week with White Rose and BBC Bitesize you are going to carry on looking at measurements. This week you will be looking at litres, temperature and time.
Look at a weather app or the BBC weather website and keep a track of the temperature for a week. If you have an outside thermometer you could also keep a record using that.
Then answer these questions:
What day had the highest temperature? What was the temperature?
What day had the lowest temperature? What as the temperature?
What was the difference between these 2 days?
Have a go at writing a story about the Octopus- use the questions below to help you with your ideas
Imagine Otto lives in on your book shelf. What would he see? What book would you share with Otto and why?
What is your favourite colour? What was you favourite object that you found? What colour was it?
What was the hardest thing to find? Was it purple because you couldn’t find anything purple?
Finding Sounds Challenge
Have an explore around your house and see if you can find objects that match the descriptions below and think about which is your favourite and why.
Can you shake it?
Find an object that shakes and draw a picture of it. What instrument does this remind you of?
Made of wood
Find an object that is made out of wood and draw a picture of it. Does it make a long or short sound?
Made of metal
Find an object that is made of metal and draw a picture of it. Does it make a long or short sound?
Can you rub this against something?
Find an object that you can rub and draw a picture of it. What sound does it make?
Can you find more sounds?
Can you find any other interesting sounds around your house? Think about what they're made of and what kind of sound they make.
When you have found those items describe them to someone at home. Maybe you could hide it and then describe the sound it makes and give them clues on the object and where it is likely to be found.
Home Learning WB 29.06.20
This week in maths you will be learning about mass and capacity.
You could also:
Measure out each of the ingredients and take a photo of what you create.
EXT: Write your own sentence onto a strip of paper. Cut up your sentence and muddle it up for someone else to unscramble.
You will need:
3 cups or containers
2 different colours of food colouring gel or liquid
What to do:
Make up a song about washing your hands. You can use a well-known tune or come up with one of your own. Get someone to time how long it takes to sing whilst you actually wash your hands.
You can use instruments, clapping, anything in your song. Try to make it 20 seconds long.
Look at this one on youtube with an adult to give you some ideas.
Explore and Create...
All you need for this is a few sheets of scrap paper and some creative thinking...
Thinking about ... volume
What is the loudest sound you can make with just paper?
What is the quietest sound you can too?
Can you make a sound that goes from loud to quiet? Or quiet to loud?
Thinking about ... nature
Can you make a sound like a snake slithering in the grass?
Can you make a sound like raindrops landing on the roof?
Can you make a sound like wind in the trees?
Thinking about ... how did you make the sounds?
Did you use one or more sheets of paper?
What did you do to make the sounds?
Now try answering all these questions again but with 2 spoons.
How did it turn out? Was it harder with spoons? What else could you try?
Art and Math Activities : Coin Rubbings
With a few coins and coloured pencils create this fun art-math activity.
You will need:
Paper, Colored Pencils / Crayons, Coins
Place your coin uder a piece of paper and rub a crayon or colouring pencil over it until you an see the coin markings.
Do this for a selection of coins, up to 20.
Then put all the coins in a pot, pick one out at a time and match it to its rubbing.
Did you find them all, did you do more than one the same?
Challenge: Create a pattern, flower or a large picture with the coin rubbings. Would a 50p be good for the inside of a flower? What could a 5p be used for?
Home Learning WB 22.6.20
This week with BBC Bitesize you are going to be looking at measuring and comparing lengths
You could also:
Now re-write the story in your neatest handwriting.
Read the story ‘Look up’ attached below and compete the activities.
Quiz will go live on Purple Mash on Wednesday, the words to practise are:
race ice cell city fancy lace dance price space trace
Science- Seasons and length of day
Watch the videos on the website and have a go at completing activities 1& 2
Create a poster about the 4 seasons and the different weather we have on these 4 seasons.
EXT: choose another country and research about their seasons- do they happen at the same time as our seasons happen? Can you write a sentence for each season comparing the United Kingdom and the country you chose.
This week we are going to draw an outline of your face, you can do a side view or front view. Then you are going to draw everything you like inside of your outline. Whats your favourite toy? Game? Food? Activity?
You can use pencils, paint, chalk or pastels. Try to make the face accurate including nose and hair if you can.
Outline example: Completed:
You need to include 1 of each of these in you drawing: favourite food, place to go, fruit and animal. The rest you can fill with anything else you most enjoy. Once you have coloured it in cut it out and stick in onto a background. This could be a piece of card or a colourful piece of paper. See the example above
This week you can Sing and Shake...
A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea – Watch, listen and join in with this catchy song about a sailor and his ship on the BBC Teach website you can sing and clap along to.
Watch A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea on the BBC Website...
Make your own shaker and enjoy singing and playing along to this song – you could use a plastic container with rice in or a plastic bottle with some pasta in it. Every time you hear the word ‘sea’ shake your shaker.
Listen and respond...
Listen to the video below – Sailing By – a piece of music about sailing on water.
Listen with your eyes closed for about 30 seconds with a family member, then answer or discuss these questions about what you heard...
PSHE – Special People
This week we would like you to think about and talk about who is special to you. You will need a piece of paper for this task. First talk about who is special to you and why. Is it your grandma? What makes her special to you?
Draw a picture of your special person and write some sentences under their picture explaining why they are special to you.
Explain what makes them special and why they are important to you. Describe how your special people or person cares for you. Then read your sentences to an adult. Hav you got more than one special person? Draw them and write sentences about them too. What is similar about these people? How are they different but still special?
Home learning 15.06.20
The words that will be tested on Purple Mash (2Do live from Wednesday) are:
badge edge bridge dodge fudge age huge change cage ledge
Use our senses to describe and identify fruit and vegetables.
Bring together a collection of different fruit and vegetables.
Uses your senses:
What do they look like?
What do they feel like?
What do they smell like?
Choose one item to draw and write down all the words that come from using our senses to describe the fruit.
What does it taste like?
Does it make a sound when you eat it?
Do you like the taste?
Repeat with as many fruits and vegetable as possible.
Put the fruit and vegetable into groups based on one of the senses. For example sweet / bitter or primary colour/ secondary colour.
What did you find out from your categorising of the fruit and vegetables?
On Sunday 21st June it is Father’s Day. This week make a card for your dad, grandad or someone you love. You can print the card attached or use a piece of paper to create your own. Try to include a range of colour, lines, shapes and patterns to create your card.
On the inside remember capital letters for names! This is also a great time to practice your neat handwriting.
Write down your answer and try to draw the instrument. Mark your answers.
Music Quiz answers: 1. Drums. 2. Maracas. 3. Guitar 4. Violin 5. Triangle 6. Cymbals
This week we are focusing on mindfulness. Work your way through the mindfulness challenge cards.
Think about where you will do this task, in the house? The garden?
What did you hear in these 5 minutes. Talk to an adult about what you heard. Try the activity again in a different place. Did you hear anything different?
Write down the things you hear as you hear them. Try it at different times in the day. Is there more noise in the garden in the morning or afternoon?
Complete this task when you are in your garden or on a walk with an adult.
What did you smell? Did it smell of anything? How did that smell make ou feel? Did you like it?
Record down what type of leaf or flower you smelt. Note down what it smelt off and if you liked it or not.
Home learning activities w.c. 08.06.20
Hello everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend. Please continue to access daily learning through Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize (links below). Here are some extra suggested activities for this week. Additionally, we will continue with the spelling quizzes, reading and Phonics activities on Purple Mash. As always, if you have any problems with any of the activities, or if you want to share something you did or made at home or when out and about (I do love to hear from you!), please let me know either via the class email or the Purple Mash email.
Have a lovely week!
The words I'd like you to practise for this week's Spelling Quiz (which will be live on Purple Mash on Wednesday) are:
pencil fossil nostril pupil April gerbil lentil stencil utensil basil
Can you spot the spelling pattern?
There are two activities to help you practise listed below.
Read the poem about our 5 senses.
Can you create your own poem about our 5 senses? Remember to use rhyming words.
Or you could:
Play the syllables game.
Then go on a syllable hunt around your house/ garden- Can you find objects that have 2 syllables in? E.g. table -> ta - ble
Can you find objects that have more than 2 syllables in? E.g. computer -> com - pu- ter
You will need a blob of playdough
Can you share it into:
2 pieces (halves) ½
4 pieces (quarters) ¼
3 pieces (thirds) 1/3
Each piece must be the same size (parts). Once you have completed each sharing, you must put the blob back together before moving onto the next step (whole).
Complete these stem sentences: The whole is divided into ___ equal parts. Each of these parts is one ____ of the whole.
EXT: Can you find 2/4’s of your blob, ¾’s and 2/3’s?
This activity requires chewing and so could be either done during a meal or else as an experiment. To learn more about sound, chew a bite of food, listen to the sound it makes, and compare the sounds made by soft foods and hard or crunchy foods. Try bananas, bread, crackers, chips, carrots, etc. Do you think the sounds will be louder or quieter if you cover your ears with your hands while chewing? Try it out.
The sounds we hear while chewing are actually louder when our ears are covered. Do you know why? There is a tube that connects each ear to your nose and throat called a Eustachian Tube. When you plug your ears from the outside, you can still hear sounds from inside of your mouth through this tube. Everything you hear sounds louder because the noises from outside your ears are being blocked out.
Last week we saw the launch of Spacex. This week’s art has a space theme.
Make a Telescope
Use cardboard rolls and use a range of materials to decorate and personalize your telescope. Maybe with an adult you could look of a window after dusk to spot things in the sky, stars, airplanes, satellites — maybe even a shooting star!
Write down what you see. Create a tally chart to see how many you spot over 10 minutes. What do you think the most common thing is you will see? What don’t you think you will see? If you don’t spot anything one night maybe try another.
Handprint Rocket Ship
Use a handprint to make the body of your rocket ship and then add details with your finger, like the wings, booster jets and maybe some stars.
Use a range of shapes, lines, textures and patterns to create your rocket. For a different version use a footprint for the rocket body.
Discuss with an adult how many and what types of shapes you included in your work. Did you include some lines? Or patterns? Did you add some texture? If so what did you do?
Use the website link to experiment, create and combine sounds to make up your own piece of music. First try the different sounds available to you. Try to learn a song from the ‘teach’ drop down menu. Then create a piece of music of your choice. Remember to write down the piano key letters to help you remember your piece of music. Then perform this to an adult.
Challenge: teach someone else in your home to play your piece of music.
Did you experiment with this button: What did you notice when you used it?
PSHE – Healthy Me
It is important we know how to wash our hands properly so they are nice and clean. Look at the pictures and draw them in the right order and write under each picture what you need to do.
Then check you have put it in the right order by asking someone in your home to follow your steps. Did you get it right?
Home Learning 1st June- Please use the BBC Bitesize lessons and have a look at Oak National Academy (links below)
There are some activities for you to do on Purple Mash - these are mainly reading and weekly spellings.
The weekly spelling list will be emailed to you on Purple Mash every week.
This week on White Rose/BBC Bitesize you'll be looking at Multiplication and Division.
I've attached the worksheets - you'll need and a multiplication grid.
Have a go at spotting the 10 tens times table and colouring it in.
You could also:
Play a game of Hopscotch and instead of counting in 1's count in 10s and work out the multiplication and division number sentences for the number you land on.
e.g. 5= 5x10= 50
50 ÷ 10=5
Or roll a dice and write down the same number sentences for the number you roll.
Write a letter to a friend or to me and tell them all about your half term. Remember:
P3 (Power of 3)
If you would like to send your letter into school please pop it in the post for me to read.
Choose your favourite book and write a book review telling a friend why it is your favourite book.
Choose a sentence from the story and change the adjectives and verbs in the sentence to turn it into a new sentence.
Can you ask your grown up to write a short book review about their favourite book when they were your age?
Sounds Like Fun
What is sound? Sound is caused when objects vibrate (move back and forth very quickly). Vibrations create sound waves that can travel in all different directions through the air and into our ears.
You can use a slinky to show how sound waves move. You will need someone to help you for this project. Have your helper sit on the floor and hold onto one end of a slinky (a metal one will work best), then stretch out the other end and sit down across from him or her. Then, while the person helping holds his or her end of the slinky still, move your end slightly from side to side. What happens? The motion creates ‘waves” that move down the slinky towards your helper. Hold your end of the slinky still and let the person on the other side move his or her end and watch what happens to the waves. What happens to the waves if you both move your end at the same time? Sound waves travel in only one direction at a time, just like they do on the slinky.
Think of what makes you happy.
Take a photo of something that makes you smile and write down why.
Share this with someone and ask them what makes them happy.
Gather a variety of sticks, seeds, petals and leaves, ideally of different shapes and sizes. Make sure you ask permission if you are going to take anything that is still attached to a plant, especially from a garden. Use these to create as many minibeasts as you can. It would be amazing if you could take a photo of your work of art and send it to your class email address, or through Purple Mash!
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Stretch, wiggle your toes, clean your teeth, go to the toilet, sing a song? Ask your family what they do as soon as they wake up. How many similarities did you find? Did anyone say something totally unexpected?
25th – 29th May – Half Term
So here we are, we have reached the end of ‘Summer 1’ term, and we have so far completed seven weeks of online/home learning. ‘Unprecedented’ is a word that is being used a lot these days, but there really is no better way to put it. It has indeed been a period of new experiences and of having to adapt to new circumstances for us all. I want to say ‘thank you’ and ‘well done’ to you all for your hard work with the online activities that were set and for all the extra activities you carried out. I would also like to say a special big THANK YOU to you, parents and carers, for your continued support with this. Speaking as a parent myself, I know how hard it is to keep the children motivated to learn when so many distractions and home comforts are calling, so a massive well done to you all: you are doing an amazing job! I have received so many lovely emails with updates and photos of activities, it has been truly heart-warming.
As you are no doubt aware, the school will reopen for a number of children (EYFS, Y1 and Y6) after half term, and I imagine that you are all wondering what will happen with regards to online learning for the children who will remain at home. I will still be setting work here on the school website (with a bigger focus on the BBC Bitesize activities), but we are going to be moving away from Purple Mash. However, please do still have a look on Purple Mash and let me know via 2email or our class email what activities you have been doing. Each child has an individual folder on Purple Mash where you can save any work you complete on there – more details will follow!
I will update our class page with further information after Half Term. As it is a break from ‘school,’ I don’t expect you to complete any school work this week. However, below are some activities for you to try if you would like to.
Wishing you all a lovely break,
Class email address (monitored by Mrs Taylor)
Build a blanket fort/den and read a book inside your fort- you could send me a picture of you reading inside your den/fort- This could be outside if you’re grown up says you can.
Try something new…….
Learn to juggle
Learn to speak a new language
Learn to play keepy up
Learn to tie your shoe laces
Learn to prepare a dessert for your family
Learn some beginner cooking skills- chopping, stirring, mixing, whisking.
Learn the lyrics to a favourite song
Learn the names of some of the plants/flowers in your garden
Learn how to look after a plant in the garden
Learn how to make the bed
Week commencing 18th May 2020
Hello, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It seems unreal that we are now in the final week of Summer 1. I have set most activities on Purple Mash to be handed in until Friday 22nd, as this is the last day of the term. I will not be setting or marking any work during the week beginning 25th May as it is half-term.
Miss Humayun and I will continue to phone each family once a week to have a little catch up and to offer support with any doubts you might have about the home learning. We look forward to having a little chat with you again at some point this week. It's always lovely to hear about what you've been keeping busy with!
I am so impressed with all the work you are doing. You are doing so well and I am really proud of you all.
Class email address (monitored by Mrs Taylor)
This week we would like you to follow the BBC Bitesize and White Rose Maths lessons. This week you are looking at Multiplication.
Worksheets attached below:
Arrays are arrangements of equal groups in rows and columns.
Can you use rice crispies, cheerios or any other cereal to show the following arrays?
Pairs of 2
How many pairs of socks can you find? Put them in a line and count up in 2’s.
Can you write the multiplication sentence to match your socks (7 pairs of 2 socks = 7 x 2)?
How many different multiplication sentences can you come up with using pairs of socks?
Draw around your hands and cut out 6 separate hands.
Use the hands to make multiplication sentences. For example if you put one hand down you have 1 lot of 5 fingers 1 x 5 = 5. What will you get if you put 2 hands down?
You might like to go as far as 10 hands.
Matching the array
On separate pieces of paper write some different multiplication sentences (calculations) using 2 and 5. (1x2, 3x5, 2x7)
On a second piece of paper draw some arrays showing the same multiplication sentences.
Turn all the cards over and play matching pairs. Turn two pieces of paper over, to collect the pair you must find the array that matches the multiplication sentence (calculation).
Draw three fruits or vegetables and then draw a face on each of them. Once you've done this you can add some clothes and accessories on them too. Once you've finished, pick a name for each of them. Some example names could be: Colin the Carrot or Sammy the Strawberry.
Once you have your three characters, write a sentence for each of them introducing who they are and listing the interesting features on them.
Use commas between each interesting feature.
Take your sentences and extend them by using any of the four conjunctions – and, because, but, with.
Can you remember what an adverb is? It describes a verb. “He ran quickly down the stairs.” Extend sentences with Adverbs
Make a card for your best friend - you could draw a picture on the front of what you like to do together. On the inside, write why they are your best friend.
Spelling Words for this week (Purple Mash Quiz):
Remember to keep reading everyday and send us your photos of you reading in your cosy corner.
Read the pages below from a story called ‘The Stinky Plant’. Can you make a prediction about what will happen next to Biff, Chip & Kipper?
You could also read the story The Giant Jumperee and answer the questions about the story.
Tricky Trevor is still about and he is trying to trick you with the tricky words. Get a paper and pen and set a timer for 30 seconds. Choose your tricky word and see how many times you can write it down in 30 seconds. Try to practise 4 tricky words every day.
To challenge yourself write a sentence using one or even two of your tricky words.
Can you research the oldest living creature on our planet?
Can you find out how many animals became extinct in 2019?
You might think that different drinks/fizzy drinks taste different, but will you be able to tell when you are blindfolded? Try it out!
You will need a blindfold (a bandana or piece of dark fabric will work well), two cans of fizzy drink or different drink such as squash (one such as Coke or Pepsi, and one clear, like Sprite or 7-UP), a glass of water, and someone to help you.
Ask your helper to blindfold you. Make sure that you cannot see through the fabric. Have the helper open one can of soda without telling you what kind it is. Carefully take a sip with the blindfold on, and guess what kind it is. You can’t see the colour to help you know what it should taste like, so it might be a little harder to tell than normal. Take the blindfold off. Were you right? If you want to try guessing a second time, take a few sips of water first, to rinse the taste of the first soda from your mouth.
You might have been able to guess what kind of soda it was, even with a blindfold on. Do you think you could have done it if you couldn’t smell anything either? Try the test again, but this time plug your nose when you taste the soda. Was it harder to taste the difference this time? Though it may seem like there is a big difference between clear soda and cola, our taste buds work together with our sense of smell to help us taste things. This is why food doesn’t seem to have as much flavour when you have a stuffy nose.
It’s important we look after our teeth so that we have a sparkly smile
Write a set of instructions on how to brush your teeth.
What different things can we do to look after our teeth?
Print out the picture of the smile below. Put it inside a plastic wallet or if you can laminate the picture. With a felt tip pen draw different marks on your teeth. Then use an old tooth brush to clean the teeth.
COLOUR A RAINBOW LEAF
Flat leaves work best for this process, both for the colouring and the printing. Lay some paper or a paper towel under your leaf and colour away.
When the leaf is covered in washable marker you’re ready to print! Grab your white paper and a damp paper towel. Wipe across the paper with the paper towel so it’s just damp, but not soggy. This is important for the paper to absorb the marker ink that is on the leaf.
Turn the coloured part of the leaf onto the paper and press down gently. Press all over to be sure that the colours from the leaf have a chance to transfer to the paper and then carefully remove the leaf.
Experiment with colouring both the top side and and the underside of the leaves. Which produces a better result?
BLIND DRAWING TO MUSIC
Grab a blank piece of paper and a pencil. Ask a grown-up to blindfold you (or you might just close or eyes, but no peeping!) and play a piece of music that you both enjoy. When the music plays, draw random lines following the rhythm of the song - faster when the beat speeds up, slowly if it’s a calmer, ballad-like song.
After one minute, look at the lines you created and colour in sections using your favourite colours. Can you spot any familiar shapes? A leaf, a heart, a raindrop, maybe even an animal?
Week commencing 11.5.20
Maths- Addition and Subtraction
BBC Bitesize & White Rose
This week we are asking you to log onto the BBC Bitesize website and view the Maths lessons. We have attached worksheets below which can be completed after viewing the lessons.
You could also
Play number bond matching pairs- write 2 lots of numbers 0-50 on a post it note or scrap piece of paper (or print document below). Turn over the numbers and then play matching pairs, each pair must add up to 100.
If you’re struggling to add up to 100- write 2 lots of numbers 0-20 and make number bonds to 20 first.
You could also ask a grown up to hide these numbers around your house or garden- give yourself a time limit and see how many pairs you can find.
Can you then write addition and subtraction number sentences for each pair?
Create your own number story for number bonds to 20.
E.g. I had 15 sweets from my birthday. My Mum found 5 more sweets. I now have 20 sweets altogether.
Ideas have been taken from BBC Bitesize.
Do you remember what describing words are?
You can use lots of adjectives (describing words) when describing things and you can join ideas together using joining words like:
E.g. My garden is full of lovely, colourful flowers and it attracts lots of wildlife.
Find your favourite toy and try to describe it for 30 seconds.
Imagine you could create a magical plant. What would it be?
Try to consider the following things:
• What would be magical about your plant?
• Would something magical grow on it?
• What does your magical plant look like?
• Does the magical plant have a name? Why did you choose this name?
Write 2 sentences for each bullet point.
Can you write a short story about someone finding your magical plant? What would they do with it?
Remember to use capital letters and punctuation in your sentences and include lots of describing words and conjunctions.
Choose four people that you know - these could be friends or family - and list all the things that each person really loves.
Then think of a magical plant for each person. For example, if one of your friends really loves football, you could have a tree that is covered in lots of footballs.
Draw each magic plant - making sure you include notes to describe features of the tree.
Can you write the alphabet in lower case and upper case (capital letters)? How many look the same?
Have a chat with someone in your family and answer these questions.
What is your favourite book? (It can be a book from school or a book from home)
Why is it your favourite story?
Can you write the name of your favourite book?
Hunting for sounds
Each day - Pick three sounds that we have learnt from the Song of Sounds.
Then go on a hunt around your home or garden and try finding objects that contain the same sound. If you can, try writing the names of the items too.
Try to find five items for each sound.
Spelling pattern: Adding ‘es’ to nouns and verbs ending in Y.
Words to practise:
flies, tries, replies, copies, babies, carries,
cries, spies, supplies, magnifies
Using your body as a percussion instrument: what noise can you make without an instrument?
• flap your arms like a penguin
• stomp your feet like a dinosaur
• click your tongue to sound like a unicorn
• rub your hands together
• pat your cheeks
Choose your favourite song and play your 'body percussion' along with the beat.
Learn this simple but fun body percussion sequence:
Using only your finger to paint with, can you create a picture of your favourite piece of fruit?
If you go out on a walk for your exercise you might find some sticks. Collect as many as you can and see what you can create.
Can you name the 5 senses?
Draw a picture for each body part that is linked to each sense.
For the next few weeks we will be looking at the 5 senses.
This week we will look at the sense of sight.
For this first of the 5 senses science experiments, you’ll need someone to help you. You might need to go outside to complete this.
Standing several feet away from the helper, toss a bean bag or soft squishy ball back and forth. After a few throws, blindfold the person helping you, take a few steps away from them, and then pull a blindfold over your own eyes. Now try tossing the bean bag back and forth again. Talk about what senses you had to use when your eyes were covered and what was harder to do when you couldn’t see. How many more times did you catch the bean bag with your eyes open than when you had the blindfold on?
You could also try rolling a ball back and forth, with you and your helper sitting on the floor. If you only cover one eye, instead of using the blindfold, how hard is it to roll the ball to your helper? Our eyes work together, so it is much harder if one of them is covered up.
Write a few sentences about your experiment.
What did you do?
How did you do it?
How did it feel when you were blindfolded?
What would you do differently next time?
Audio book link
I know many of you love to read, so if you are struggling to find extra books, why not try listening to different books online? You can also draw a picture and write about your favourite character in a story you have been listening to.
Unfortunately, this link is only free for 30 days if you sign up.
Here are some colouring sheets that you can print off and colour in. Just a little activity for you to do to have some relaxing time.
Here is a weekly journal for you to fill in asking questions about what you have been doing and what things make you happy. When you have completed this, we would like for you to take a picture and send them to us via our class email so we can see what you have been up to.
BBC Bitesize & White Rose Maths
This week we are asking you to log onto the BBC Bitesize website and view the Maths lessons. We have attached worksheets below which you can complete after viewing the lessons.
These activities (and the answers) can also be accessed on:
You could also:
Go on your daily walk and collect different objects as you go, such as leaves or stones. When you get home use what you have found to create your own addition + and Subtraction – number sentences.
Find some objects/toys from around your house and use these to create your own addition + and Subtraction – number sentences.
Can you create a missing number problem? e.g. 4 + __ = 10
You could also hang numbers on a washing line, call out addition/ subtraction number sentences and use a nerf gun or water pistol to shoot the right answer.
Number matching game: https://nrich.maths.org/11116
Here’s another game to play with an adult! This is a basic form of the ancient game of Nim.
How do you play?
You'll need an adult to play with.
You will also need seven objects, such as counters or blocks.
Place the 7 counters in a pile and starting with the adult, take turns to take away either one or two counters.
The person who takes the last counter wins.
Swap who goes first, and keep playing until you work out a winning strategy.
Does it matter who has the first turn?
What happens when there are three counters left?
How can you win at this game?
What happens when you start the game with more counters?
Use your word mat from last week about your favourite toy/TV character. We would like you to create a comic strip story about your character, creating your own story. Draw a picture for each box and 2 sentences per picture.
See links below for templates, or create your own.
Remember to include Capital Letters, Full stops, WOW words and the Power of 3.
Extension: you could also create a story map for your story.
Where is the most unusual place you can read in your house? Can you take a photo or draw a picture of yourself reading in this unusual spot?
Have a go at reading this short story and answering the questions.
The weekly spellings this week are words ending with Y sounding like 'I'. Please practise these before attempting the spelling quiz on Purple Mash.
cry, fly, dry, try, reply, July, spy, fry, supply, magnify
Extra spelling work: practise spelling the Days of the Week and the Months of the Year. Remember that they all start with a Capital Letter.
Using what you found out last week:
Now create a poster comparing the 2 animals you researched
Have a go at completing a Joe Wicks workout from YouTube.
Can you create your own workout for someone in your family to try with you?
Write down a list of the activities you choose.
Create a picture by printing using fruit and vegetables.
Sing the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty - now find something from around your home to use as an instrument such as saucepans (Sorry, Parents!) or an old cardboard box and have a go at creating your own marching beat, then sing Humpty Dumpty again using your instrument to accompany you.
This coming Friday (8th May) it is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We have attached some information for you to read through and answer questions as you go.
For lots of celebrations in Britain there have been commemorative china plates and tea-cups made as shown below. We would like you to have a go at designing your own tea-cup for the VE Day celebrations.
If you enjoy a bit of arts and crafts, you could also make some bunting in the Union Flag colours to decorate your house!
I would love to see photos of the teacups and/or bunting you design, please send them to the class email address or upload them on Purple Mash.
Week commencing 27th April 2020
This week we would like you to have a look learning all about time.
In class we created a word bank for our story The Night’s Pirate. Can you create your own word bank for your favourite TV or movie character, or your favourite toy. You might like to draw a picture of them first. There is an example below. You’ll need this word mat for your activity next week.
Can you use this thesaurus or one from home to find different words to describe your character/toy?
Have a go at reading all about Superheroes attached, then have a go at answering the questions.
Practise spelling the numbers 1-20
Then find one item, then two items the same (pair of socks), then three items the same (apples) etc.
Phonics – Link on Website, see below.
BBC Bitesize- Key Stage 1 animals provides lots of information.
PSHE – Healthy Me
Using a timer set for 30 seconds, write down how many of these exercises you can do:
Record them in a table, like this one.
Design and make a healthy snack to share with your family.
Write a set of instructions of how you made your snack.
Remember to include First, Then, Next
Don’t forget to write a list of things you will need.
Create a piece of art work using food as paints
Paprika and water – Orange
Tea bags – Brown
Chopped blueberries – Blue
Beetroot – Purple
Spinach – Green
WARNING- You might get messy
Draw a rainbow and write the French word for each of the colours. Here are the colours!
Online phonics lessons for Letters and Sounds
We are pleased to announce, from Monday 27 April, online phonics lessons are available from Letters and Sounds for home and school
Written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the Department for Education, the online lessons are designed to cover new phonics teaching that that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school. This resource is for use by teachers and parents who will find planning and teaching phonics challenging when schools are closed due to Covid-19.
We would recommend looking at all of the videos if you can, but focussing on the year 1 videos.
There is a letter attached with some more information for you
Week beginning 20.04.20
Can you draw round and label all the coins we use to pay for items in a shop?
What other ways are there that we can pay for items in a shop? Make a list of these.
Document attached contains coins and notes to cut out.
Make your own shop selling food or toys or clothes. Label up the items using the symbols for pound £ and pence p.
Make an open and closed sign and see how many customers you get.
Make sure you count out their change correctly.
Can you finish the story through pictures and words?
On a cold, wet and dark December night a little boy sat looking out his window, when he heard the most awful noise…….
Draw a new character for the story of Little Red Riding Hood, maybe another animal she could meet in the wood?
Write the sentence into your exercise book
Science – Animals including humans
Think of the different ways you can keep yourselves healthy during this time away from school:
Can you create a healthy living pack to share with a friend- what would you include?
Are you moved by music? Listen to a piece of classical music keeping your eyes closed (or use link second video).
Listen to the same piece of music again and draw a picture of how the music makes you feel or what you think the music is about?
Can you become an art critic, look at the picture below and talk about what you like and don’t like about it. How does it make you feel? Why do you think the artist used those colours, shapes? Can you create your own piece of art in this style (Jackson Pollock)?
BBC Bitesize have released daily lessons that include a video and activities for each day. I would like to encourage you to have a look at BBC Bitesize as they have lots of different lessons and activities for the children to do, covering all areas of the curriculum.
The shared login details for Espresso are:
Week beginning 30.3.20
Keep a diary of your time at home.
Write a few sentences each day about what you have done. What was your favourite thing to do that day? What would you like to do tomorrow?
Remember: Capital Letters, Full Stops and finger spaces.
You can also complete this on Purple Mash
Go out into your garden or look out of your window and count all the different creatures/animals or birds that you see.
Create a tally chart, bar graph or pictogram of what you found.
Write a few sentences about what you have found out.
Multiples of 2 - odd and even. Help mum and dad sort out all the family's socks. Can you group them according to colour, and work out how many pairs you made? Were there any left over? In my house there are always two or three socks without their partners... we even have a 'lonely sock' basket, so when we finally find the lost sock's partner, we put both together again.
8 black socks - 4 pairs - so 8 is even.
5 white socks - 2 pairs and 1 left over - so 5 is odd.
Please record in your Home Learning book what you've done. Here's an example!
Here are some fun science experiments you could try at home. Write a prediction sentence about what you think will happen for the experiment you choose. Take some photos of your experiments as you create them and test them.
Write a few sentences about your experiment, did it work? What did you find out?
Does an orange float or sink when placed in water? Seems like a fairly straight forward question, but is it?
What you'll need:
Design one that can fall slowly to the ground before putting it to the test, making modifications as you go.
What you'll need:
Some things just don't get along well with each other. Take oil and water as an example, you can mix them together and shake as hard as you like but they'll never become friends.....or will they? Take this fun experiment a step further and find out how bringing oil and water together can help you do your dishes.
What you'll need:
Week beginning 23.3.20
These are suggestions and please do not feel pressured to do all the activities.
(This activity can be used throughout out the week using different sounds from the song)
Every day in class we sing our phonics song, youtube search Song of Sounds stage 2.
Choose one of your favourite books and act out the story.
Draw a character you would like to join the story.
Can you write an alternative ending?
Have a tea party for your teddy bears and read them a story.
Book challenge: Read 3 books over the week, you could write a review about each one (there are loads of books online).
Cbeebies website - Bedtime story listen to a story before bedtime
Make your own treasure map- tear the corners of a piece of thick paper and using a paintbrush paint over water with diluted tea bag (or colour paper with brown pencil). Scrunch paper up and leave to dry. Draw on your treasure map.
Maths: this can be done on lots of different days
Practise your adding and taking away skills:
If you have building blocks build the tallest tower you can and count up how many bricks you have used. Can you create some addition and subtration number sentences for your tower. Can you make a taller tower tomorrow? Can you make a tower taller than you?
Can you create some number sentences for your toys? You could count your toy cars: How many red cars do you have? How many Blue cars do you have? How many cars do you have altoghether?
Practise your multiplication and division skills:
Help your grown up with the washing and find all the matching pairs of socks you can. Count in 2s and find out how many pairs of socks you have?
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