Friday 5th March 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will recap your sounds and tricky words with me! Don’t forget – pause the videos and have a go yourself throughout – don’t just watch it and let me do all the hard work! Pause the video and read the words and sounds yourself and then un-pause it to hear if you are correct.

There will then be a video recapping one of our Phase 5 sounds for you to watch. Have a go at writing a sentence using some of the words from the video.

 

Once you have done this, have a go at playing some phonics games on Phonics Play. Ask an adult to help you get set up – make sure you select all phase 5 sounds!

The username is: jan21

The password is: home

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to add and subtract 1 and 2-digit numbers up to 20.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to solve one-step problems involving multiplication using arrays!

Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

When completing the ‘Secure it’ questions, make sure you explain your answers. Below are some sentence stems to help get you started on your answers:

I know this because…

This is true/false because…

They are correct/incorrect because…

This is always/sometimes/never true because…

I already know … so …

Year 2 only

SPaG

Today in your SPaG session you are going to learn to spell some common exception words. 

Use look, cover, write, say to help you.

  • fast
  • last
  • past
  • hour
 
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to find a half, a third, one quarter, two quarters, three quarters of a number.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to order intervals of time (using clock faces – analogue)!

Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

When completing the ‘secure it’ questions, make sure you write a sentence in your answer. Below are some sentence stems to help get you started on your answers:

I know this because…

This is true/false because…

They are correct/incorrect because…

This is always/sometimes/never true because…

I already know … so …

Whole Class

English

For your English today, I would like you to tell me all about a book you have read during your time at home that you have really enjoyed!

I would like you to tell me what the name of the book, and why you like it so much. You could even do a drawing of your favourite character or part in the story!

You might want to tell me why you would recommend a friend to read the book, what your favourite part is or who your favourite character is.

I would love to see these on Monday, and I could put them up on our new reading display!

 

I will go first…

My favourite book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. It is my favourite story because I enjoy the rhymes and the funny scenarios. I would recommend you read this book because it makes me laugh and has lovely illustrations throughout to help tell the story. My favourite character is Sam because he is insistent on trying new foods which I agree with, but he does it with gross food! My favourite part of the story is when they are in the sea trying to convince eating the green eggs and ham on a boat.

History

Today for topic, we are continuing with we are historians! 

We are looking at kings and queens this term, and so far we have covered monarchy and significant monarchs.

Today we are focussing on famous queens!

Go through the presentation with an adult and then have a go at as many of the activities as you can.

 

Presentation: Famous Queens

Activity

 

Thursday 4th March 2021

Happy World Book Day 2021!  We are hoping this day will give you chance to do something different. We have thought of a selection of activities that you can try throughout the day at your own pace – just choose whichever ones you think you will enjoy and feel able to do!  The learning today is the same for each class so if you have siblings in school you can do the activities together if you like.  The teachers will still be available on Class Dojo at the normal times and we’d love to hear and see what you have been up to so do send them photos and messages if you are able!  Your suggested activities for the day are below…

Don’t forget to take some time to just read, read, read, read and read throughout the day too!!

Book Cover Challenge!

Can you recreate a book cover or blend into a book?! Have a look at the photos below for some inspiration!  You can keep it simple or go really all out in fancy dress – it is up to you!  We would love to see your creations so please do send photos in on Class Dojo to the teachers when you are done.

Share a Story Live Event

We are delighted to celebrate this year with an extra special digital event!

You can watch the World Book Day special – Bringing Reading to Life LIVE on the World Book Day website at 10:30am. The event will last 30 minutes.
Starring: Joseph Coelho (the poet whom Maple class saw at Stroud Book Festival last year) & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks
Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter.   Just click on the link below to watch live at 10.30am.

The Masked Reader!

Watch the video clips below of our masked Whiteshill staff members reading a page from their favourite book. Can you guess who is behind each mask? I wonder if you can name any of the favourite books too?! You can send us your guesses over Class Dojo!

 

 

 

                                  How many did you guess?!

Share a story together…

Take ten minutes to share story with someone in your bubble. Look at the pictures together, guess what the characters are up to and predict what you think will happen next. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imaginationimproves wellbeing and is a positive experience for everyone!

Video books to enjoy together…

Visit the World Book Day website to watch the ‘Share a Story Corner videos’ where you will find familiar characters and easy to follow stories with tips for reading together.

https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/

You can also listen to a range of audiobooks here…

https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/

Create a bookmark

Cut out a rectangle shape from a piece of card. Add colour with pens, pencils, paint, glitter glue or sequins. Add a pompom, tassel or ribbon to the end.

Share the love – give a bookmark to your family and friends. Pass them out in the neighbourhood. They’re great to accompany any book gifts you’re giving. Or hide them in the pages of books in your local library next time you are able to visit!

Create a book nook

Of course you can read anywhere, but creating a special place to read shows just how wonderful books are.

It’s very simple to set up a book nook – all you really need is a place to sit and some books – but adding in some extra special touches can make a little reading den that you love to visit.  Perhaps you could decorate it with some posters of your favourite books?

Write a book of your own…

Click the links below for ideas…

Make a Zig Zag book.

Draw your own graphic novel.

Combine art and storytelling and make a miniature book or matchbox book.

Take the first line of your favourite tale and write your own ending.

Put yourself in a story with speech bubbles.

Guess who game…

This simple game is great for developing language, learning to take turns and following basic rules. You can play with just two players, or as many as you like. One person thinks of a character from a story book and the other players have to guess who they are by asking questions.  Try the game both ways: with you asking questions for them to answer (‘does this person fly on a broomstick?’) and also see if they can give clues. Giving clues is harder but great for considering how someone else might think.

Bring your favourite books to life with arts and crafts…

Make finger puppets or peg doll puppets of the characters from your favourite story. You may like to act out the story afterwards.

Make your own character masks and put on a show for your family.

Paint a character from one of your favourite stories.

Be creative…!

Clips, quizzes and activities…

Celebrate your favourite authors, stories and characters with the best clips, quizzes and activities from CBBC.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/world-book-day

Ready, steady, cook….

Cook, bake or put together a dish inspired by a story!  You could make the ‘wormy spaghetti’ from The Twits, the porridge from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a gingerbread man or a salad from Mr McGregor’s garden in Peter Rabbit!

Roald Dahl

The Roald Dahl website has lots of quizzes, videos, stories and activities for you to try!

https://www.roalddahl.com/world-book-day

You can also watch a theatrical reading of the Twits online here – performed at the Unicorn Theatre (probably more appropriate for the older children).

https://www.unicorntheatre.com/twits

Draw like Tom Gates…

Learn to draw like Tom Gates and lots more…

http://lizpichon.com/tomgatesmusic

Visit your favourite author’s website…

If you don’t like Roald Dahl or Tom Gates, why not look up the website of your favourite children’s author or book series – some of the websites have some fantastic facts, videos, games and activities on.  Older children could find out more about their favourite author…where do they come from?  How did they start writing?  What is their favourite book?!

We hope you have lots of fun today!!  We can’t wait to see what you get up to!

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will recap your sounds and tricky words with me! Don’t forget – pause the videos and have a go yourself throughout – don’t just watch it and let me do all the hard work! Pause the video and read the words and sounds yourself and then un-pause it to hear if you are correct.

There will then be a video recapping one of our Phase 5 sounds for you to watch. Have a go at writing a sentence using some of the words from the video.

 

Once you have done this, have a go at playing some phonics games on Phonics Play. Ask an adult to help you get set up – make sure you select all phase 5 sounds!

The username is: jan21

The password is: home

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to represent and use addition and subtraction number bonds for 11 to 16.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to solve one-step problems involving multiplication using repeated addition!

Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

When completing the ‘Secure it’ questions, make sure you explain your answers. Below are some sentence stems to help get you started on your answers:

I know this because…

This is true/false because…

They are correct/incorrect because…

This is always/sometimes/never true because…

I already know … so …

Year 2 only

SPaG

Today in your SPaG session you are going to learn about and practice using suffixes such as -ful or -less to form adjectives.

Go through the presentation with an adult and have a go at the activities.

Presentation

 

  
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to solve one-step problems involving division by using sharing or grouping.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to compare intervals of time (using clock faces – analogue)!

Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

When completing the ‘secure it’ questions, make sure you write a sentence in your answer. Below are some sentence stems to help get you started on your answers:

I know this because…

This is true/false because…

They are correct/incorrect because…

This is always/sometimes/never true because…

I already know … so …

Whole Class

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, have an adult read through the story on the presentation. There are questions on the presentation for you to talk about with an adult.

Presentation (PDF copy here)

Y2 only: Once you have read and discussed the story, have a go at writing answers to these 2 questions by yourself:

  • Who is the main character? How do you know?
  • Where was the story set?
 
RE with Mrs McKay

WAL: that weddings are important celebrations in faith communities.

 

Weddings (where 2 people get married) are important celebrations in faith communities which are celebrated by family and friends. These ceremonies can be seen as strengthening the couple’s faith and is an occasion that brings the whole community together.

 

1) Read through the presentation here to learn about what happens in marriage ceremonies in the Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu communities.

 

2)  Choose ONE or TWO religions on the presentation and answer these questions about how marriage is celebrated. (Remember to state which religion you are working on.): 

  • a) What is the name of marriage ceremony in this religion?
  • b) Where does the marriage ceremony take place?
  • c) Explain at least 3 things that happen during this ceremony.
  • d) What do the people wear during this marriage ceremony?

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will recap your sounds and tricky words with me! Don’t forget – pause the videos and have a go yourself throughout – don’t just watch it and let me do all the hard work! Pause the video and read the words and sounds yourself and then un-pause it to hear if you are correct.

There will then be a video recapping one of our Phase 5 sounds for you to watch. Have a go at writing a sentence using some of the words from the video.

 

Once you have done this, have a go at playing some phonics games on Phonics Play. Ask an adult to help you get set up – make sure you select all phase 5 sounds!

The username is: jan21

The password is: home

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to represent and use addition and subtraction number bonds within 10.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to solve one-step problems involving multiplication using equal groups!

Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

When completing the ‘Secure it’ questions, make sure you explain your answers. Below are some sentence stems to help get you started on your answers:

I know this because…

This is true/false because…

They are correct/incorrect because…

This is always/sometimes/never true because…

I already know … so …

Year 2 only

SPaG

Today in your SPaG session you are going to learn to do some handwriting practice.

You are going to practice your lower case one-armed robot letters: h, b, r, m, k, n, p

Letter Formation

  
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to solve one-step problems involving multiplication using equal groups, repeated addition and arrays.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to draw the hands on a clock face (analogue) to five minute intervals to the hour!

Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

When completing the ‘secure it’ questions, make sure you write a sentence in your answer. Below are some sentence stems to help get you started on your answers:

I know this because…

This is true/false because…

They are correct/incorrect because…

This is always/sometimes/never true because…

I already know … so …

Whole Class

English

For English today we are going to write our own calligram!

Make sure to use your brainstorm plans from yesterday, as they will help you to write your poem with good adjectives and phrases! Use one of the pictures to help you or draw your own spring picture to help you write a shape poem!

You can write anything you want, as long as it is to do with the picture. Remember that it does not have to rhyme, and that not all of the lines will be the same length as they must fit inside the picture!

 

Here is an example to help you:

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)
  • Exclamation mark (!)
  • Question mark (?)
  • Y1 : ‘and’
  • Y2: Conjunctions (when, because, if, and, but, or, so)
  • Y2: Expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective noun e.g. old, rusty car)
  • Y2: Correct tense

 

Remember – this is your own writing so be creative.

 

Below I have attached a letter formation sheet to help you with your writing, and a list of words that you should be spelling correctly. Use both of them to help you with your writing.

Letter Formation

Spellings

 

Poem Shape Outlines

Music with Mr Perrins

To finish off our term of music, please find below an Oak National Academy music lesson on the subject of rhythm and pulse.  Work through the lesson, pausing when you need to to complete the activities.  Well done for all your hard work this term!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rhythm-and-pulse-c4tker

 

 

Monday 1st March 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will recap your sounds and tricky words with me! Don’t forget – pause the videos and have a go yourself throughout – don’t just watch it and let me do all the hard work! Pause the video and read the words and sounds yourself and then un-pause it to hear if you are correct.

There will then be a video recapping one of our Phase 5 sounds for you to watch. Have a go at writing a sentence using some of the words from the video.

 

Once you have done this, have a go at playing some phonics games on Phonics Play. Ask an adult to help you get set up – make sure you select all phase 5 sounds!

The username is: jan21

The password is: home

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to compare and order numbers to 100 by identifying one more and one less than a given number up to 100.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to count (from zero) in equal steps of 10s!

Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

When completing the ‘Secure it’ questions, make sure you explain your answers. Below are some sentence stems to help get you started on your answers:

I know this because…

This is true/false because…

They are correct/incorrect because…

This is always/sometimes/never true because…

I already know … so …

Year 2 only

SPaG

Today in your SPaG session you are going to do some spelling.

Work through the presentation with an adult and then have a go at the sheets.

Presentation

Look Say Cover Write and Check 

Continuous Cursive Handwriting Practice

Word Search

  
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to read the time from a clock face (analogue) to five minute intervals to the hour!

Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

When completing the ‘secure it’ questions, make sure you write a sentence in your answer. Below are some sentence stems to help get you started on your answers:

I know this because…

This is true/false because…

They are correct/incorrect because…

This is always/sometimes/never true because…

I already know … so …

Whole Class

English

Today we are continuing looking at calligrams!

Go through the presentation with an adult, and have a go at the activities in it – it will help you with your writing tomorrow!

Presentation (including activities)

History

Today we are continuing our new topic in we are historians! We are going to be looking at kings and queens (including Queen Victoria) with a particular focus on Significant British Monarchs today!

Have a look through the presentation with an adult and then have a go at the activities!

Presentation: Significant British Monarchs

Activity: Monarchs Timeline

Thursday 25th February 2021

Whiteshill's Day of Wonder!

Welcome to our very first day of wonder at Whiteshill!  Today is all about inspiring a sense of wonder, awe and curiosity about the world around us.  We want to enhance well-being by focusing on nature, getting outside and being creative.  We hope it will also give you chance to marvel at the amazing details of the natural planet, widening our ‘window on the world’ in the current lockdown situation.

Below are a range of activities that Mrs McKay, our wellbeing lead, has put together for you to have a go at today.  You can choose which ones you would like to do and how many – go with whatever inspires you!  Obviously, for the younger children in Elm class you will have to choose carefully as not all of the activities will be appropriate for them.  You could scribe for them if they want to do any of the written activities – just choose what you feel works best for your child.  If you want to take an activity in your own direction as well, go for it!  Just enjoy marveling in the wonder of the world around us!  We can’t wait to see what you have been up to – please do login to Dojo and send us some photos if you are able to.  Have fun!

Nature Scavenger Hunt

If you are able to go outside in the garden or for a walk, have a go at the nature scavenger hunt here.

Cloud Spotting

Can you see objects in the clouds? Wrap up warm, go outside and watch the clouds for 10 minutes. Can you make any pictures from the clouds? E.g. dolphin, face etc

Read some poems about clouds here:

I am riding on a cloud

Cloud_Poetry

Cloud poem

Perhaps you could write your own.

You could research different types of clouds and present your information as a poster or a Power Point.

I think to myself…what a wonderful world!

Take the Natural wonders of the World quiz here.  You might need to research the answers on the internet. You can then wow your family with the new information you have learnt.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Choose a natural wonder and find out more about it. This could be presented as a poster or Power Point or younger children could draw a picture or tell another member of their family about what they have learnt.

Northern Lights

Watch the time lapse video of The Northern Lights here.

What does it make you feel? Imagine standing in the dark and watching the light show. How might you feel?

Try writing a poem about this phenomenon.

You could use simile to compare what you have seen to something else e.g. The lights are like dancing ribbons.

Or you could try an acrostic poem or perhaps a Haiku. Here are some examples of Haiky and acrostic poems to inspire you:

Acrostic examples

Haiku Teaching Powerpoint

Haiku Rules Poster

Acrostic poems

Younger children could imagine that they are there in the cold watching the Northern lights and do some role play, thinking about what they are feeling as they watch it.  Perhaps if you have some black paper at home, you could create a chalk picture of the northern lights too.

Somewhere over the rainbow

Have you ever wondered how a rainbow is made?

Is there really a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

Is there such a thing as a moonbow?

Head to the met office website to find answers to these questions and find out about different types of rainbows. Who knew?!

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/optical-effects/rainbows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEl3G3Ky9Gs

You could present what you have learned as a leaflet, poster or Power Point.

Or you could draw a picture of write a poem about rainbows too if you like.  Maybe you could come up with your own rainbow art – get out all of your colours – pens, paints, chalks etc. and get creative!  Can you remember the colours of the rainbow in order?!

The lyrics to the song ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ are here if you want to try singing it together.

Below are some rainbow craft ideas that might inspire you – if you don’t have coloured paper at home, try looking in the recycling and using colourful junk mail instead!  The bead patterns could be made from anything colourful you have at home e.g. toy cars, beads, lego

Amazing Animals!

Head to the National Geographic Kids’ page and find out about some weird and wonderful animals!

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/adventure_pass/weird-but-true/animals/#/1340877379723

Research a weird and wonderful animal from the list below:

Wobbegong (carpet shark)

Axolotl

Angler Fish

Pangolin

Shoebill stork