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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