Monday 25th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!  Don’t forget – pause the video 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 unpause it to hear if you are correct.

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to write numbers in numerals to 100. Have a go at the worksheet!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to subtract a single digit number from a 2-digit number!

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

Worksheet

 

If you would like to, you could also have a go at the challenge! Don’t worry, this isn’t necessary!

Challenge

 

When completing the ‘Secure it’ and ‘Deepen 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 …

English

For English today, we are going to imagine we are tour guides, showing somebody around England!

I would like you to tell me 2 facts you have learnt about in our Geography lessons, or that you already know, about England.

You could talk about the size, where it is, the flag or anything else you may want to write about! You might want to use your Geography books to help you.

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Question marks
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly)

 

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

Year 1 Words

Year 2 only

SPaG

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

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

Presentation (You can find a PDF copy here).

Look Say Cover Write and Check

Continuous Cursive Handwriting Practice

Word Search

 
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to practice your multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to compare and order the mass of objects using <, > and = !

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

Worksheet

 

If you would like to, you could also have a go at the challenge! Don’t worry, this isn’t necessary!

Challenge

English

For English today, we are going to be tour guides!

I would like you to write 4 sentences on what you have learnt or already know about England. You could even find some information from family, books or the internet. Make sure if you use the internet, you do so with the help of an adult. I don’t mind what you write about, it could be the size, where it is, the landmarks or the flag! Make sure you write in your own words and don’t copy. I have added some information to help you if you would like to use it.

Don’t forget, you are a tour guide, so you need to write as though you are showing somebody around. You will want to use exclamation marks to show excitement!

 

Sentence 1: The country we are visiting and a fact about the country.

Sentence 2: The first thing you are showing on your tour and a fact about it.

Sentence 3: The next thing you are showing on your tour and a fact about it.

Sentence 4: The next thing you are showing on your tour and a fact about it.

 

Here is my example to help you:

Welcome to England! This is the largest country making up the United Kingdom. Our first stop will be the River Severn. Did you know that the River Severn is the longest river in the entire United Kingdom? The next place we will be visiting is the Lake District. The Lake District is on of England’s most beautiful landmarks, filled with grassy, lake-filled land. Our final stop will be the River Thames in England’s capital city of London. This River runs straight through London and has many bridges crossing it, including the famous Tower Bridge! 

 

Don’t forget:

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

 

Remember – this is your own tour so be creative. Just try and stick to the paragraph structure I have given you above to help you put together your paragraph.

 

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

Year 2 Words

England Facts

Whole Class

Geography

 

For Geography today, you are going to be learning about the capital cities in the United Kingdom. 

Once you have watched the video, I have included a link where you can look around London via live webcam!

London Webcam

What do you notice that is different between what you have seen on the video about the other capital cities and London? What is different about London and where you live?

Friday 22nd January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!  Don’t forget – pause the video 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 unpause it to hear if you are correct.

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at counting to 100!

 

Watch the video and then see how many of these you can count:

– Steps it takes to walk to somewhere 

– How many white things you can see

– How many blue things you can see

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to subtract 2 single digit numbers!

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

Worksheet

 

When completing the ‘Secure it’ and ‘Deepen it’ questions, make sure you try and 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 …

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, 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 if you can’t

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.

  • child
  • children
  • wild
  • climb
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to compare and order numbers to 100 by finding 10 more or 10 less than a number.

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to measure in grams (g)!

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

Worksheet

 

You might even want to put your new skills to practice and have a go at baking using this simple recipe or another using grams (g)!

Recipe

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, 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 if you can’t open the PowerPoint)

 

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

  • What was your favourite part of the story?
  • What is this book about?

Whole Class

Geography

 

For Geography today, I would like you to think of what you have learnt so far about the countries of the United Kingdom. You are going to look at the similarities (things that are the same or almost the same) and the differences (things that are not the same) between the four countries of the United Kingdom. You might want to rewatch the video from last week or look at any of your previous work or the previous slides.

 

I have attached some more information for you to look at, you will want to look at this with an adult and talk about it. 

 

Have a go at writing one similarity and one difference between the countries written on the worksheet. These do not need to be sentences. You could choose something as simple as the flag or one of the more complicated facts. 

 

If you would like to challenge yourself, have a go at writing more than one similarity and difference!

 

United Kingdom Facts

Worksheet

Thursday 21st January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!  Don’t forget – pause the video 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 unpause it to hear if you are correct.

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at addition and subtraction number bonds beyond 10!

Have a go at the worksheet below:

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to add a single digit number to 9!

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

Worksheet

 

When completing the ‘Secure it’ and ‘Deepen it’ questions, make sure you try and 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 …

English

For English today, we are going to imagine what we would wish for if we met the genie.

I would like you to write 2 wishes!

Think carefully! You could ask for extra dinner, lots of chocolate, or to fly! Don’t forget to be polite – the genie might not grant your wish otherwise! You could start your sentence with ‘please can I have…’ or ‘I would like to wish for…’

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Question marks
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly)

 

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

Year 1 Words

Year 2 only

SPaG

Today in your SPaG session you are going to do some more progressive tense practice.

Watch the video and have a go at the worksheet.

Worksheet

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are learning to write 2-digit numbers in numerals. Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to measure in kilograms (kg)!

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

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to continue writing our story! I would like you to write a few sentences today about how your character solves their problem. How does your character get out?  

 

Write four sentences for this section.

Sentence 1 – how does your character feel about being trapped? Why do they want to escape?

Sentence 2 – what does your character find that helps them? How does it help them? This will be your magical item, so you may want to use your plan here to help you.

Sentence 3 – You will need to include some speech with the creature that come from your magical item. This might be like the 3 wishes in Aladdin or maybe they help your character escape in a different way?

Sentence 4 – Where does your character decide to go after they are free? Why do they go here?

 

Here is my example to help you:

Raj shivered with fear. He was trapped alone in a dark, cold room with nothing but his thoughts and lots of treasure. He was terrified. He looked at the crown and wondered why that was so important out of all of the expensive gifts in the room. Raj decided to try the impressive headgear on because he had nothing better to do whilst he figured out how to escape. Suddenly, a powdery, green mist began weaving its way from the crown into the damp air and  an apple-tinted being appeared in front of him. “Will you help me get out of here?” Raj asked the kind looking genie. “Of course but it will only leave you with 2 wishes remaining. I grant you your wish.” In a chaotic swirl of smoke, Raj found himself stood back in the middle of the jungle.  He was all alone with just the crown in his hand. Raj sprinted back to his mother’s house, hiding the bedazzled hat under his arm.

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)
  • Exclamation mark (!)
  • Conjunctions (when, because, if, as, and, but, or, so)
  • Expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective noun e.g. old, rusty car)
  • Past tense
  • Speech 

 

Remember – this is your own story so be creative. Just try and stick to the paragraph structure I have given you above to help you put together your paragraph.

 

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

Year 2 Words

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!  Don’t forget – pause the video 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 unpause it to hear if you are correct.

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at addition and subtraction number bonds to 10!

Have a go at the worksheet below:

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to add a single digit number ton 10!

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

Worksheet

 

When completing the ‘Secure it’ and ‘Deepen it’ questions, make sure you try and 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 …

English

For English today, we are going to imagine what we would ask Aladdin if we met him!  Don’t forget, because you are asking a question – you will need a question mark (?) at the end of your sentence, not a full stop.

I would like you to write 2 questions to tell me what you would ask!

Think carefully about what you know about Aladdin – you could ask him about where he lives, about Princess Jasmine, about his magic carpet or the magic lamp and the genie.  You could ask him what he likes doing or what his favourite something is.  Talk with an adult about when you first meet someone, what sort of things do you normally ask someone you have never met before to find out all about them.

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Question marks
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly)

 

I have also included a video below to remind you of the story of Aladdin if you need it.

Year 2 only

SPaG

Today in your SPaG session you are going to do some more progressive tense practice.

I have included a worksheet for you to have a go at.

Worksheet

 
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are learning to find halves, quarters, three quarters and thirds of numbers. Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to repeat patterns!

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

Worksheet

Challenge

English

For English today, we are going to continue writing our story! I would like you to write a few sentences today about the problem your character encounters. 

Where does your character get trapped?  What magical item do they find? Use your plan to help you.  

 

Write four sentences for this section.

Sentence 1 – describe your character arriving at the place where they will get trapped (maybe you can mention how they are feeling like I have in my example).

Sentence 2 – describe them entering the place where they get trapped – maybe the bad character sends them in there like in Aladdin or perhaps you have a different idea for why they are going in?

Sentence 3 – describe the inside of the place where they are trapped and what your character does in there.

Sentence 4 – something bad happens!

 

Here is my example to help you:

Raj reached the dark, gloomy cave with the stranger. He gulped and felt frightened. “Get me the crown, and do not touch anything else,” the stranger growled at Raj. Raj nervously crept through the winding paths and reached a narrow room filled with gold, silver and jewels. A silver, glowing crown caught his eye immediately and he lined his pockets with as much treasure as he could. Suddenly the ground rumbled beneath him and the cold, stone walls crashed down trapping Raj with the expensive treasure all around him!

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)
  • Exclamation mark (!)
  • Conjunctions (when, because, if, as, and, but, or, so)
  • Expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective noun e.g. old, rusty car)
  • Past tense
  • Speech 

 

You can watch the video of another version of the Aladdin story above if you would like some more inspiration!  But remember  – this is your own story so be creative.  Just try and stick to the paragraph structure I have given you above to help you put together your paragraph.

Whole Class

RE with Mrs McKay

 

WALT: explain how love is shown in a wedding ceremony.

Have you ever been to a wedding?

Was it in a hall, office, church or temple?  What are your best memories of it?

How did the people getting married look that day e.g. did they look happy?

Can you remember any of the things that happened e.g. did they make promises to each other? Did they exchange rings? Were there flowers and gifts?

If not, ask someone in your family to tell you about a wedding that they have been a part of; maybe it was even their own!

 

All religions have special wedding ceremonies where two people unite in front of their family and friends to declare their love and commitment to each other.

However, a person does not have to follow a religion to get married, and two people don’t have to get married to show how much they love each other!

 

Task 1

Please read through the power point to find out a little bit about what happens at a wedding in different religions.

Presentation

 

Task 2

Make a table like this and put in as many examples as you can find from the powerpoint:

Describe the action that shows the love between the couple getting married.

Explain how this action shows their love

Example:

They make a promise to love and care for each other.

By making these promises to each other, and in front of their family, friends and maybe a religious leader, they are showing how committed they are to spending their life together.

Children can talk through this activity with you – they don’t have to write full sentences in the table. Or you could scribe their thoughts for them as well if you prefer. It is up to you – the important thing is that they are reflecting and thinking about the lesson.

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at writing numbers to 100!

Have a go at the worksheet below:

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to add 2 single digit numbers bridging10!

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

Worksheet

English

A note from Miss French:

The English this past week I had planned to teach in class as a unit before we received the sudden news of returning to online learning at the start of term.  Usually, Year 1 would have the opportunity to take part in continuous provision and small group writing sessions during their English lessons at school so we have had to have a good think about how best to restructure their English learning, as obviously this is just not possible at home! Now that we have had a chance to settle into our changed roles, we have decided from today to structure the writing slightly differently for the Year 1 children so that they will get an opportunity to write a small amount each day, practising their sentence structure and letter formation whilst they are at home.  Any questions, as always, please do get in contact on Dojo.

Thank you for your support and patience! Miss F 🙂

 

For English today, we are going to design our own magic carpet!

I would like you to then write 2 sentences to tell me about your magic carpet!

You might want to tell me about the colours, how it feels or even what it can do!

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly)

 

Here is a magic carpet template if you would like: Magic Carpet Template

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 curly lower case letters: a, d, g, o, c, s, q, f, e

I have included a sheet below to show you the letter formation. Try and write each letter 3 times.

Letter Formation 

 
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are learning to recognise odd and even numbers. Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning about directions!

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

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to continue writing our story! I would like you to write the first paragraph. 

We need to talk about who your character met, where they took your character and what they wanted them to do! Use your plans of setting and character to help you.

 

Here is my example to help you:

Raj was out in the midday heat deciding who to cause trouble for next when he saw an elegant, rich man with long, black hair. He had jewels of every colour covering his clothes, glinting in the afternoon sun. The man strolled over to Raj with his head held high. “You, boy, come with me. I have the perfect job for your little hands”. Raj was in shock and couldn’t speak but followed the mysterious gentleman deep into the jungle. Raj wondered what the stranger could want from a poor boy like him.

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)
  • Exclamation mark
  • Conjunctions (when, because, if, as, and, but, or, so)
  • Expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective noun e.g. old, rusty car)
  • Past tense
  • Speech 

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Whole Class

Music with Mr Perrins

Hopefully you enjoyed last week’s lesson and you were able to make some good rhythms using only your body! Today we are going to continue that and try to add some more difficult notes! The most important thing today, is making sure to always go at the same speed! If you speed up or slow down your patterns you will be making, it will make it more difficult, so try to always be at the same speed which is called a ________? (Pulse!)

What I’d like you to do first is to just remind yourself of the 4 or 8 beat pattern you made last week! If you can’t remember it completely, that’s ok, just make up a new one now. You should have one 4 beat pattern and one 8 beat pattern. You can check mine out below:

 

 1          2         3            4          +      1            2            3          4         5           6              7         8

Clap   Tap   Stomp     Clap             Clap      Clap        Tap      Clap     Tap     Stomp       Tap    Clap

 

Now what we are going to try and do is to try and change the length of some of the notes. At the moment each note is one beat long. We’re now going to try and put some notes in which will last TWO beats. To start with, I want to to make a FOUR beat pattern, with one TWO beat note in there. You can see my example here:

 

1        2           3            4

C  L   A  P   Stomp   Stomp

 

You can see here that the word ‘Clap’ is spaced out to cover beats 1 and 2. So I would clap ONCE but for double the length. The easiest way to do this is to do the clap and count 1 2 either out loud or in your head. Then there is a stomp on both beats 3 & 4 to complete the pattern. Now it’s your turn to create a four beat pattern with at least one TWO beat note.

Well done! Now you have done that, it’s time to keep going! Can you now do an EIGHT beat pattern with TWO notes which last for TWO beats each? For example:

1            2          3          4          5          6          7          8    

C   L  A    P     Tap       Tap     Stomp   Stomp  C   L    A   P

Give it a go! As like last week, you do not need to do the same order I have chosen, it is up to you to make up! Just make sure your pattern lasts for eight beats and two of those notes in the pattern, last for two beats! Remember, it is always important to make sure you are always going at a steady and consistent speed! Try not to speed up or slow down too much!

Once you have done that, well done! You have done something very difficult today! And we have introduced notes of different lengths! Great work!

BONUS activity answer – Last week I asked you if you could find an object in your house which is always making a sound? The answer is a clock making a ticking sound! Well done if you found it.  If you found something different, why not tell your teacher on Class Dojo and they will pass on the message to me!  I’d love to hear how you got on.

Monday 18th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at writing numbers to 100!

Have a go at the worksheet below:

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to add 2 single digit numbers to 10!

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

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to start writing our story! I would like you to write an introduction. 

We are opening our story and the reader needs to know who it is about and where it happened! Use your plans of the setting and character to help you with this.

 

Here is my example to help you:

In a deserted land off of the East Coast of Madagascar, there was a small child causing mayhem. The picturesque, sleepy village was disrupted by the loud, constant chatter of Raj playing practical jokes on any passers-by. The village was filled with stalls wafting sweet aromas of freshly baked goods and bringing bright, powdered colours of ground spices which were all at risk of Raj’s troublesome tricks! Raj was a lonely boy, who didn’t often have friends around him but made the most of his surroundings to have fun. 

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Year 2 only

SPaG

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

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

Presentation (You can find a PDF copy here).

Look Say Cover Write and Check

Continuous Cursive Handwriting Practice

Word Search

 
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to find 10 more or 10 less than a given number. Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths we are learning to understand and use the mathematical language of quarter, half and three-quarter turns.

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

Worksheet

(If you do not have a printer, have a go at turning some of your toys quarter, half and three-quarter turns clockwise and anti-clockwise.)

English

For English today, we are going to start writing our story! I would like you to write an introduction. 

We are opening our story and the reader needs to know who it is about and where it happened! Use your plans of the setting and character to help you with this.

 

Here is my example to help you:

In a deserted land off of the East Coast of Madagascar, there was a small child causing mayhem. The picturesque, sleepy village was disrupted by the loud, constant chatter of Raj playing practical jokes on any passers-by. The village was filled with stalls wafting sweet aromas of freshly baked goods and bringing bright, powdered colours of ground spices which were all at risk of Raj’s troublesome tricks! Raj was a lonely boy, who didn’t often have friends around him but made the most of his surroundings to have fun. 

 

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)
  • Exclamation mark
  • Conjunctions (when, because, if, as, and, but, or, so)
  • Expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective noun e.g. old, rusty car)
  • Past tense

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Whole Class

Geography

Today in Geography you are going to continue looking at the UK, but this time you are going to focus on the characteristics of the four countries that make up the UK.

Watch the video here then have a go at the worksheet below.

Worksheet

Friday 15th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at counting to 100!

Watch the video below and then have a go at:

  • Stairs
  • Windows
  • Books
  • Cars
Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to find and represent all subtraction facts to 20. Watch the video and then have a go at the sheet! Remember, only move on to ‘Deepen it’ if you feel confident – not everyone will get this far, don’t worry!

Worksheet

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, 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 if you can’t open the PowerPoint)

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.

  • find
  • kind
  • mind
  • behind

 

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to solve one step multiplication problems which include arrays, repeated addition and grouping. Use whatever method that helps. 

Have a go at the sheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to use mathematical language to describe clockwise and anti-clockwise turns.

Watch this video and then have a go at finding things that turn clockwise, anticlockwise or both!

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, read through the story on the presentation. There are questions on the presentation for you to talk about with an adult. Once you have finished the story, have a go at answering these questions on some paper:

  • Find 2 adjectives in the text.
  • How does the story start?

 

Presentation

(PDF copy here if you can’t open the PowerPoint)

Whole Class

Geography

Today in Geography you are going to continue looking at the UK, but this time you are going to focus on the surrounding seas and oceans.

Follow the presentation and then have a go at the task!

Presentation

If you have access to a printer, and don’t already have a copy of the map, you can find it here.

Thursday 14th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at representing and using addition and subtraction number facts to 20!

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to find and represent all addition facts to 20. Watch the video and then have a go at the sheet! Remember, only move on to ‘Deepen it’ if you feel confident – not everyone will get this far, don’t worry!

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to carry on planning our writing! This time, I would like you to describe your magical item. You might want to keep it as a lamp or you could have a ring, a crown or anything you would like! I want you to write 3 sentences:

  • What is your item?
  • How do you make your item work? (Aladdin rubs his lamp)
  • Describe the magical creature that appears.

 

Don’t forget to include:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Year 2 only

SPaG

Today in your SPaG session you are going to do grammar.

You are going to continue with learning and practicing your past and present progressive tenses.

Work through the presentation.

Presentation

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to add and subtract 2 digit numbers. Use whatever method that helps. 

Have a go at the sheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to use prepositions and describe position.

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

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to carry on planning our writing! This time, I would like you to describe your magical item. You might want to keep it as a lamp or you could have a ring, a crown or anything you would like! I want you to write 4 sentences:

  • What is your item?
  • How do you make your item work? (Aladdin rubs his lamp)
  • Describe the magical creature that appears.

 

Don’t forget to include:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)
  • Exclamation mark
  • Conjunctions (when, because, if, as, and, but, or, so)
  • Expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective noun e.g. old, rusty car)

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Whole Class

PE

This afternoon we are going to do PE!  It is the same as the Oak and Maple PE, so if you have siblings, you can do it together.  (There is just a slightly different yoga session for the children in Elm).

There are 3 parts to each session:

1st part Karate – do one lesson for 10 minutes 

2nd part Dance  5 minute session (you could do it more than once if you like) 

3rd part yoga –  5 minutes session 

 

Session 1 

Karate:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SVyH8mQwDvuaFB4fKjpxYR2g1oU89wXU 

Dance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jsf1 – Oti’s Boogie Beebies – Zoom to the Moon  

Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzw-Oir8UPw&safe=true  – Cosmic Kids Yoga – Pedro the penguin goes to the fun fair 

Have a go at as much or as little as you like!

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at representing and using addition and subtraction number facts to 10!

Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to find and represent all subtraction facts to 19. Watch the video and then have a go at the sheet! Remember, only move on to ‘Deepen it’ if you feel confident – not everyone will get this far, don’t worry!

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to carry on planning our writing! We are going to plan our own version of Aladdin. I would like you to write 3 sentences describing your setting (the place where your story happens). I would like you to tell me the name of the place, what it looks like, what you can smell there and what you can hear!

Don’t forget to include:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Year 2 only

SPaG

Today in your SPaG session you are going to do grammar.

You are going to continue with learning and practicing your past and present progressive tenses.

Work through the presentation and have a listen to the song!

Presentation

Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 10. Have a go at the sheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to identify and describe the properties of a pyramid. Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet!

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to carry on planning our writing! We are going to plan our own version of Aladdin. I would like you to write 4 sentences describing your setting (the place where your story happens). I would like you to tell me the name of the place, what it looks like, what you can smell there and what you can hear!

Don’t forget to include:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)
  • Exclamation mark
  • Conjunctions (when, because, if, as, and, but, or, so)
  • Expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective noun e.g. old, rusty car)

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Whole Class

RE

WALT: recognise that caring for others is important in lots of communities.

 

Think about our lovely Whiteshill School community and how caring it is.

How is our caring community achieved?

What does that caring nature of our school community look like? What does it feel like?

 

 

These are some of my ideas if you need help with this:

People are kind to each other in our school. All of the adults care about all of the children. Every single person (small or big) is important and valued. We help each other and look after one another. I always feel safe and happy here.

 

 

All religions have rules about how people should treat each other.

For example, in Christianity Jesus told his followers to ‘Love thy neighbour’.

Each religion has its own stories, festivals and ceremonies which show how the believers care for others.

Today, we will look at an example of this from Hinduism: the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

 

 

Task 1

Please read through the powerpoint.

Raksha Bandhan Presentation

 

Task 2

Design (or even better – make, if you can!) a Rakhi bracelet to give to your brother, sister, or other family member, to show them you care. Think about the things they like, including their favourite colours, to make it really special!

Activity Sheet

 

The BBC Class clips site has a video explaining what the festival is about and why this day is given to showing the bonds between brothers and sisters. You can find this here, if you want to know more!

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at finding 1 more and 1 less than a given number!

Watch the video below and then have a go at the questions!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to find and represent all addition facts to 19. Watch the video and then have a go at the sheet! Remember, only move on to ‘Deepen it’ if you feel confident – not everyone will get this far, don’t worry!

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to do some writing! We are going to start to plan our own version of Aladdin. 

I would like you to write 3 sentences describing your character. I would like you to tell me the name of your character, what they look like and whether they are a nice person or not and why!

Don’t forget to include:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

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 curly lower case letters: a, d, g, o, c, s, q, f, e

I have included a sheet below to show you the letter formation. Try and write each letter 3 times.

Letter Formation 

 
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to practice your multiplying and dividing by 2, 5 and 10. Have a go at the sheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to identify and describe the properties of a pyramid. Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet!

Worksheet

English

For English today, we are going to do some writing! We are going to start to plan our own version of Aladdin. I would like you to write 4 sentences describing your character. I would like you to tell me the name of your character, what they look like and what sort of person they are and why!

Don’t forget to include:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Good handwriting (letters formed correctly and sitting on the line)
  • Exclamation mark
  • Conjunctions (when, because, if, as, and, but, or, so)
  • Expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective noun e.g. old, rusty car)

 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Whole Class

Music

Hello Elm Class! For music this week, Mr Perrins has planned a fun activity that you can try at home!

  • First of all we are going to look at ‘Rhythm’. Now with music, the great thing is you can make it wherever you are, even at home! You just need yourself! We are going to look at body percussion. I’d like to ask you a question – how many sounds can you make with your body? (Talking and Singing do NOT count)

 

I’m sure you did well! Here’s some of the ones I came up with – Clapping your hands, Clicking your fingers, Tapping your Knees and Stomping your feet.

2) Now that we have found those ways to make a sound using our bodies, we are going to make some rhythms! First of all I want you to count to four! 1 2 3 4, just like that!

Next, instead of counting out loud, I want you to clap four times. Then once you have done that, tap your knees four times, and then stomp your feet four times! If you can click your fingers, then also click your fingers four times!

3) Well done! Now you have done that, it’s time to mix it up! Now can you do one of each? So for example:      

1                 2                       3                       4

 Clap            Click            Tap Knees        Stomp Feet

 

Give it a go! You do not have to do the same order I chose, and you can choose different sounds with your body if you have different sounds to me! For example you may choose to tap your head instead of your knees!

4) Finally, can you challenge yourself and double the length to make a count to EIGHT instead of four? Give it a go! For example I may choose

   1            2              3                4                 5                 6                  7                     8

Clap      Click        Clap           Stomp        Clap              Tap            Stomp             Clap

Once again, you may choose and order of sounds you’d like! But the important thing to do is to take your time! It is tricky going from 4 beats to 8 beats! If you do not get it the first time, then be patient, and try again! You will get it!!

BONUS activity! – Can you find an object in your house which is always making a sound? It can never be silent, ALWAYS making some kind of noise! Good Luck!

Monday 11th January 2021

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds and tricky words, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at writing as many numbers to 100 in numerals that you can think of!

Watch the video below and join in!

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to find and represent all subtraction facts to 18. Watch the video and then have a go at the sheet! Remember, only move on to ‘Deepen it’ if you feel confident – not everyone will get this far, don’t worry!

Worksheet

English

For English today, have a go at retelling the Aladdin story that you read on Thursday. 

You might want to use toys or even act it out! You could put on a performance of the story. 

As a challenge: change the main character (Aladdin), where they live or what happens in the story!

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Year 2 only

SPaG

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

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

Presentation (You can find a PDF copy here).

Look Say Cover Write and Check

Continuous Cursive Handwriting Practice

Word Search

 
Fluency

For your fluency today, you are going to find 10 more or 10 less than a given number. Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to identify and describe the properties of a prism. Watch the video and then have a go at the challenge! 

English

For English today, have a go at retelling the Aladdin story that you read on Thursday. Change the main character (Aladdin), where they live and maybe even what happens in the story!

You might want to use toys or even act it out! You could put on a performance of the story. 

Here is a copy of the story again in case you would like a reminder: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Whole Class

Geography

Hello Elm Class! For Geography this term, we are learning all about the UK! Today, I would like you to follow the presentation and have a go at the work attached!

Presentation

(If you can’t open the PowerPoint, there is a PDF version of the presentation here).

Blank UK Map

Nationalities Grid

Colour the flag

Friday 8th January 2021

Whole Class

Geography

Hello Elm Class! For Geography this term, we are learning all about the UK! Today, I would like you to follow the presentation and have a go at the work attached!

Presentation (The Youtube videos included within it are below).

(If you can’t open the PowerPoint, there is a PDF version of the presentation here).

Maps

Where am I on the map?

Year 1 only

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, have a go at counting these things:

  • How many blue toys you have.
  • How many shapes with square faces you can find.
  • How many birds you can see throughout the day
  • How many steps does it take to cross your room.
  • How many jumps you can do in 30 seconds.

 

Can you think of some other things you can count?

Watch the video below and join in!

Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to find and represent all addition facts to 18. Watch the video and then have a go at the sheet! Remember, only move on to ‘Deepen it’ if you feel confident – not everyone will get this far, don’t worry!

Worksheet

Guided Reading

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

Harolds Worst Nightmare GR

(Here is a PDF version if you can’t open the PowerPoint).

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.

  • door
  • floor
  • poor
  • because
 
Fluency

For your fluency today, solve one step multiplication problems by using repeated addition, equal groups and arrays. Have a go at the worksheet below!

Worksheet

 
Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to identify the number of vertices on a 3D shape and compare their lengths. Watch the video and then have a go at the challenge! There is a 3D shapes sheet below to help you on your hunt! 

Shapes

Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today, read through the story on the presentation. There are questions on the presentation for you to talk about with an adult. Once you have finished the story, have a go at answering these questions on some paper:

  • Tell me what happened in the story.
  • Why did Harold cuddle Muffin?
  •  

Harolds Worst Nightmare GR

(PDF copy here if you can’t open the PowerPoint)

Thursday 7th January 2021

Whole Class

RE

Hello Elm Class!

I hope you have had a lovely Christmas. RE will usually be every Wednesday afternoon now, so each week I will set you a piece of RE work (which would take us most of the afternoon in class). It may take you less time at home but please do your best – I know you will!

Mrs McKay

WALT: understand what a community is and make links between symbols for different communities.

Community means a group of people with similar attitudes, interests and ideas.

  • Think about the ways we show that we are all part of the Whiteshill Primary School community.
  • Is there something similar about what the children all wear?
  • What about the adults?
  • What things do we all do that is the same?
  • Who else is part of our school community?
  • How does it feel to be part of our school community? (For example, I feel enormously proud to be a part of it because it is such a caring and supportive community.)

What other communities are you part of? (This could be clubs, where you live etc)

Task:

I have found some symbols used by communities which you might recognise.

On the 2nd page is the name of the communities that the symbols belong to.

See if you can match them up. You can do this by cutting them out or by numbering them.

Do you belong to any of the communities mentioned?

WALT: recognise some symbols of 2 religious communities.

Following a religion is like being part of a community because people share similar beliefs.

Please look at the powerpoint showing symbols of Christianity AND the Islam word mat.

Once you have done that, use what you have found out to match the symbols on the ‘Christian and Islam religious symbols sorting activity’ sheet.

Community Symbols

Presentation

Islam Word Mat

Christianity and Islam Sheet

Year 1

Phonics

For phonics today, please watch the videos and join in! You will start by recapping your sounds, followed by learning the new sound of the day!

Fluency

For your fluency today, compare and order numbers to 100 by identifying one more and one less than a given number. Have a go at completing the worksheet below!

Fluency Worksheet

 
Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to find and represent all subtraction facts to 17. Watch the video and then have a go at the sheet! Remember, only move on to ‘Deepen it’ if you feel confident – not everyone will get this far, don’t worry!

Worksheet

English

For English today, get an adult to read the story ‘Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp’ by Philip Pullman to you.  You will find a copy of the story below. 

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Year 2

Grammar

Today in your grammar session you are going to learn about using the progressive past and present tense. This means adding ‘-ing’ to the end of your verbs (doing words). Work through the presentation below with an adult.

Progressive Tense

 
Fluency

For your fluency today, solve one step multiplication problems by using repeated addition, equal groups and arrays. Have a go at the worksheet below!

Fluency Worksheet

 
Maths

Today in maths, we are learning to identify the number of edges on a 3D shape and compare their lengths. Watch the video and then have a go at the challenge! There is a 3D shapes sheet below to help you on your hunt! 

Shapes

English

For English today, have a go reading the story ‘Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp’ by Philip Pullman to an adult. You will find a copy of the story below. 

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp