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Welcome back to a slightly different summer term and thank you to all of you who sent in photos of your amazing pet projects. 

This term our topic was meant to be all about the Olympics; an international sporting event that happens every 4 years and was due to take place in Tokyo, Japan this year. However, due to the current situation, this has been postponed. Therefor I have decided on a new topic for this term...

MAGNIFICENT MINIBEASTS!

Reading

Please continue to read at least 3 times a week. The Bugclub books will help you practise all of your taught phonic sounds, but you can also read your own books, comics, children's newspapers etc.

Remember, "The more that you read, the more that you know, the more that you learn, the more places you go!" (Dr Seuss)

Monday 15th June
Numeracy

Literacy

This week we are going to look at how we can use alliteration and expanded noun phrases to create poetry.

What is alliteration? Have a look through the power point below. Alliteration is fun! Have a look around your garden and see if you can use alliteration to describe things.

Topic: Science

Watch the video and say when you think it is summer. Pause the video and, with your adult, explain why you think it is summer and the changes you noticed as spring turns to summer.

Go through the information on the Lesson Presentation and discuss some of the changes which happen in summer.

Tuesday 16th June
Numeracy

Literacy

Write a list of 2 different minibeasts. Can you use alliteration of describe what they are doing, how they are feeling or how they look?

Here are 2 of mine:

Little, lovely ladybird lazing on the leaf!

Wriggly, wrinkly worm wondering what’s for tea.

Topic: Science

Look at the table, what do you notice about the average number of hours of daylight during the summer? How many hours of daylight there are in summer? How do these compare with the number of hours of daylight in the spring? If the days in the summer are longer what happens to the nights. What happens to the nights in summer?

Complete the Changes Around Us Activity Sheet to record what the trees look like and the clothes people wear in summer. Are children able to explain what we wear in summer? Can children record what a tree looks like in the summer?

Wednesday 17th June
Numeracy

Literacy

Look at your alliteration sentences from yesterday. Below are some lined minibeasts sheets. Can you write up your sentences on the corresponding minibeast? Remember to use correct letter formation (videos of letter formation are on the Coxley Blog page), capital letters, full stop and finger spaces!

Topic: Science/ Art

Paint a picture of a tree. Can you paint it so half of the tree shows what it will look like in summer and the other half in autumn? How does this painting compare to the previous painting of a half winter, half spring tree?

Thursday 18th June
Numeracy

Literacy

Over the next two days we are going to have a go at using expanded noun phrases and alliteration to complete an acrostic poem about a minibeasts. An acrostic poem is where the first letter from each line spells out a word.

Choose one of the minibeasts from below and see, with the support of your adult, if you can write a short poem using alliteration and expanded noun phrases to make your writing more interesting. They can be nonsense if you like!

Here is mine:

B eautiful, baby butterfly

U nder an umbrella

T erribly ticklish,

T otally tremendous

E ating everything

R eally red

F lying fast and free

L anding on a long, limp leaf

Y elling YIPPEE!

Topic: Science/ DT

Can you create summer in a bottle by collecting small objects which you associate with summer (such as seashells and pieces of yellow paper to represent the sun) in a small (washed) transparent drinks bottle? See the Seasons Discovery Bottles Adult Guidance Sheet for more ideas.

Friday 19th June

Numeracy

Today we are going to do some revision of addition and subtraction within 20. Can you answer the calculations to complete the colour by numbers butterfly? Remember to put the starting number in your head, then count forwards or backwards the given amount.

Literacy

Continue to work on your acrostic poem. Can you write it up in best? Why not video call a friend and read it to them.

Topic: PE

Have a look at this Let’s Move website from the BBC. This link will take you to three different story/ dance activities where you have to move like a minibeast!

Monday 8th June

 

Literacy

This week we are going to have a focus on grammar.

Watch the videos below which explain how we can make our writing more descriptive using expanded noun phrases.

Following this, use the sheets below to practise writing expanded noun phrases to describe Dave the Troll and his cave.

Lesson 1 (Meet Dave).mp4

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Lesson 2 Dave's Cave.mp4

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Numeracy

 

This week, for numeracy, we are going to try something a little different. White Rose is a fantastic website and currently has videos to support with the teaching of numeracy skills in the same way we would teach them in school. Today, have a look through the first video with your adult. Have a pen and paper ready as you will be asked to pause the video and work out some answers. These videos will hopefully support both you and your adult in your understanding of early multiplication. Let me know what you think of these videos and if you find them useful.

 

Complete Lesson 1- Count in 2s

Topic: Science

 

Spring: With your adult, discuss your experiences of spring. Use these questions to support your thinking.

Spring Photos: Look at the Spring Photos and discuss them. What conditions the plants would need to grow and flower. Can you describe what the weather is usually like in spring?

Tuesday 9th June

 

Literacy

Continue to practise using expanded noun phrases to make your writing more accurately descriptive.

Use the expanded noun phrase support mat to help you if you need it.

Numeracy

 

Complete Lesson 2- Count in 5s.

Topic: Science

 

 

Our Weather Station: Remind children of the weather station they built during the previous Autumn and Winter unit. Can they remember what it is measuring and how? Remind children of the tools being used to measure the weather and the units they use ( the rain gauge measures the rainfall in mm, we made small flags from lolly sticks and a small cutting of material and a compass app we downloaded on the ipads to find the wind direction, and a thermometer to measure the temperature).

 

Weather Report: Use the Weather Report Activity Sheet to record the weather for today. (Monitor the weather for the rest of that week using the weather station and record on the weather chart each day). Use the Weather Symbols Prompt Sheet to remind children of the weather symbols if needed. Are children able to make observations about the weather?

Children use the writing frame and word bank to support.

 

If you don’t have access to a thermometer, we will take the temperatures at school and record them on here.

Wednesday 10th June

 

Literacy

Draw a picture of your own made-up story character. Try to add as much detail as you can. Colour your picture as well but DO NOT LET YOUR ADULT SEE IT! Around your character, write some expanded noun phrases to describe them is as much detail as possible but DO NOT LET YOUR ADULT  THEM!

Give your adult something to draw on and with and some colouring pencils. Read your expanded noun phrases to your adult. When you have finished, get your adult to draw a picture of how they see the character you have described in their mind. When they have finished, compare your drawing of your characters to your adults. How similar are they? Which parts look the same? Is this because of a more accurate and detailed expanded noun phrase? Were any parts of your adult’s character completely different to yours? Could you add or change any expanded noun phrases to make your description more specific?

I would love to see some photos of this. Just email them to the school office!

Numeracy

 

Complete Lesson 3- Count in 10s.

Topic: Science

 

Continue to fill in your weather observations. How does this week's weather differ to the weather we were experiencing two weeks ago?

Thursday 11th June

 

Literacy

 

Read through the story of The Cautious Caterpillar.

Look at the settings worksheets. Choose a sheet that you think is appropriate to your ability. Can you describe the setting is as much detail as possible. Think about how you could use expanded noun phrases to achieve this.

Numeracy

 

Complete Lesson 4- Add equal groups.

Topic: Science

 

Continue to fill in your weather chart. Has the temperature increased, decreased or stayed the same throughout the week?

Friday 12th June

 

Literacy

 

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tag.

Then click on the Grammar and Spelling tab.

Scroll along until you find the grammar game Noun Phrases.

Complete this game to support you with this weeks teaching.

Numeracy

 

Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

BBC Bitesize have partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

(If you are yet to explore the BBC Bitesize website, now is the time to do it. On the red button and on the webpage, you'll find daily lessons for home schooling in Maths and English, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.)

Topic: PE

 

Supermovers- Adjectives and Adverbs

Monday 1st June.

 

Here is a story for you to enjoy. smiley

The Snail and the Whale.

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The Snail and the Whale Part 2

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Literacy/ Reading

This week we are going to focus on our reading skills. Hopefully you have continued to read regularly at home. Unfortunately, we are not able to send home new reading books at the moment but you all have plenty of books available on Bugclub. The books on Bugclub are really great fun. As I'm sure you know, if you find a bug and click on it, it will ask you a question about the book. When you finish reading the book you will be rewarded with coins for every bug question you answered correctly. You can then spend these coins in the My Rewards tab. You can enter the pitstop, buy and improve the performance of a car, and then take it for a spin on the race track; buy stickers and then search for the correct page to stick them in a colourful sticker book (do the stickers remind you of any books you may have read?); enter the Skate Shake to buy and customise your own skateboards, scooters and bikes before hitting the skatepark; play a variety of cool games in the game zone (my personal favourite being Jelly Zapper!); or buy items to create an amazing treehouse!

How many books do you think you can read this week? Set yourself a target and see if you can reach it. I will be able to see the books you have read and how many questions you have answered, so if you run out of books I can allocate you lots more and maybe even move you up a level!

Numeracy

 

Let's explore arrays some more. Complete the sheet below. 

Consider these points when working out and answering the questions:

How many equal groups do I have?

How many in each group?

Can I represent the apples with items from around the house (i.e. buttons, lego pieces, blocks, teddies etc)

What is the difference between columns and rows?

How many in each row?

How many in each column?

How can I record my array with a number sentence?

 

Topic: Science

Our topic work for this week is going to focus on Science.

After Christmas, we spent a very fun week going on walks and looking for signs of autumn and winter. We are now going to have a look at the changes that take place as winter turns to spring, before, next week, exploring all of the changes that happen in spring and summer .

Write down the names of the 4 seasons. Can you remember which months of the year are in which seasons? Have a look at the link below for help.

Draw a picture of an annual event that happens in each of these seasons.

Tuesday 2nd June

 

Literacy/ Reading

Did you manage to read a book yesterday? Don't worry if you didn't finish it; reading a few pages a day is a good habit to get in to. How much can you read today?

Numeracy

 

Have a look at these reasoning and problem solving questions. There are explanations of the answers on the right for your adults. Remember to use appropriate maths vocabulary to fully explain your answers. 

Topic: Science

Watch the video. At what point do you think the season changes to spring? Why do you think it is spring? What changes do you notice as winter turns to spring? Discuss this with your adult.

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Literacy/ Reading

How many coins have you managed to earn so far? Have you spent any yet? You can always read lots of books and save up your coins for a bigger and better reward. As you work up through the reading levels the books have more coins available to win and so it becomes easier to save up large amounts.

Numeracy

 

Can you build these number sentences as arrays. Which do you think would have the higher answer? How do you know. I would love to see some photos!

 

5+5+5+5+5+5

 

10+10+10

 

2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2

 

Topic: Science

Go through the information on the Lesson Presentation below and discuss some of the changes which happen in the spring.

Day Length: Look at the table. What do you notice about the number of hours of daylight during the spring? How do these compare with the numbers of hours of daylight in the winter? If the days in the spring are longer then what happens to the nights.

Thursday 4th June

 

Literacy/ Reading

Did you manage to spot any of the new phonic sounds in the books you have read? If you find a particular phonic sound tricky to remember, try looking for a book that focuses on that sound. If you look on the inside cover of the books it will tell you which phonic sounds it helps you to practise.

 

As an added challenge, fill in this book review to tell people what you thought of a book you have read.

Numeracy

Learning doubles of a given number can really support with mathematical fluency. 

Remember, doubling is adding a number to itself.

Double 1 (1+1) is 2.

Double 2 (2+2) is 4.

Double 3 (3+3) is 6.

 

Can you complete doubles up to double 20?

Topic: Science

Changes around Us: Use the Changes Around Us Activity Sheet to record what the trees look like and the clothes people wear in spring. Are you able to explain what we wear in spring? Can you record what a tree looks like in spring?

Friday 5th June

 

Literacy/ Reading

How many books did you read? Did you reach your target you set yourself at the beginning of the week? How many coins did you win and how did you spend them? Which was your favourite book and why?

Keep reading regularly; at least 3 times a week. 

Numeracy

 

Robin Hood Doubles Game.

Click the number on the target that is double the number on the board – see the merry men come out!

Topic: Science/ Art

 

Can you paint a picture of a tree, half of which shows a winter tree and the other half a spring tree?

Monday 18th May

 

Literacy

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 19 /or/ as 'au' lesson

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab if there is one appears. Please note, not all sounds have a video.

Click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /au/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Write a sentence containing that word. Can you include an adjective?

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /au/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words and written sentences containing these words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Numeracy

Literacy

I have loved hearing how much children enjoyed the Sidney Spider- A Tale of Friendship activity book last week, especially the making of the spider biscuits! They all looked very yummy! Therefor I thought you might like to try another activity booklet, only this one is based on a short film.

Watch this brilliant short film Caterpillar Shoes.

Over the next few days, work through the Caterpillar Shoes activity pack with an adult. Have fun!

Topic

Can you guess the minibeast from the clues? Maybe you could have a go at writing your own clues for a family member to guess.

Tuesday 19th May

 

Numeracy

Have a look at this problem solving task. Use your knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to solve it. Remember to think carefully about your mathematical language as you give your explanation.

Literacy

Continue to work through your Caterpillar Shoes activity booklet.

Topic

Watch this video about life cycles.

Points for discussion with your adult:
· What is a life cycle?
· Can you describe the life cycle of a butterfly?
· Can you describe the life cycle of a frog?
· Can you talk about our own life cycle?
· Do plants have life cycles?

Wednesday 20th May

 

Numeracy

Practising counting in 2s, 5d and 10s will help with early multiplication and division. Another skill that will help with this area of numeracy are arrays. Arrays are a way of setting out equal groups of numbers in rows (from left to right) and columns (top to bottom). In school we build arrays with counters or cubes. You may not have these at home but try to find something similar you could use, e.g. buttons, teddies, cars, Lego pieces etc. The rest of the week's numeracy will focus on developing your understanding of arrays. Good luck.

Literacy

 

Continue to work through your Caterpillar shoes activity booklet. When you have completed some of the activities why not go out for a walk and see if you can spot any caterpillars with shoes on. If you find one, send me a photo and you will win £100! laugh

Topic

Look through and discuss the power point explaining the life cycle of a Butterfly.

Complete the life cycle of a butterfly worksheet.

Butterfly Life Cycle Video.avi

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Thursday 21st May

 

Numeracy

 

Literacy

Continue with your activity booklets on Caterpillar shoes. Do you know any other stories about caterpillars? Maybe you could read one to a friend or family member on zoom/ skype?

Topic

Look through and discuss the power point explaining the life cycle of a Ladybird. Watch the accompanying video.

Complete the life cycle of a ladybird worksheet.

Friday 22nd May

 

Numeracy

Literacy

 

Finish your Caterpillar shoes activity booklets. Give yourself a huge pat on the back when you have!

Topic

Join in with our old favourite. Why not get your family to join in too!

Monday 11th May.

Topic

Wordsearches are good fun and also a great way to help us remember spellings. Can you find these minibeast names?

Literacy

For Literacy this week we are going to look at the story

Sidney the Spider- A Tale of Friendship.

The booklet below contains the story, as well as activities for you to complete as you read the story. On the first page is an explanation of these activities for your parents.

You can listen to a recording of the story of Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship on the link below.

This is a wonderful story and I hope you enjoy completing the challenges.

Sidney the Spider- A Tale of Friendship (Story and Activity Booklet)

Numeracy

Over the nest few weeks we are going to start looking at multiplication and division in numeracy. To begin with we are going to remind ourselves how to count in 10s.

Tuesday 12th May

Topic

For your topic task today, I’d like you to read, perform and maybe write some bug jokes.

Can you create your own bug jokes and film yourself?

Send your jokes to someone you love. I’m sure you’ll brighten their day!

Literacy

Continue with your Sidney the Spider- A Tale of Friendship activity booklet.

Numeracy

Play the game below. Practise counting on in 10s from a given number.

Wednesday 13th May

Topic

Listen to the Flight of the Bumblebee, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

How does this piece of music make you feel? Can you imagine a bee flying through the air and landing on flowers while you’re listening?

Pick up a pencil and put the music on again. Draw along with the music. It doesn’t matter what you draw, just whatever the music makes you feel.

Literacy

Continue with your Sidney the Spider- A Tale of Friendship activity booklet. I hope you are enjoying these activities.

Numeracy

Have a go at these home learning challenges. They get increasingly harder as you work through; see how many you can complete. Remember to persevere and try your hardest.

Thurs 14th May

Topic

 

I’ve been very impressed with the photos of your bug hotels and of all the minibeast you found on your minibeast hunts. Why is it then that we don’t often see them? Have you ever wondered why worms are brown and grasshoppers are green? Or why a caterpillar starts off green/brown but develop into beautiful butterflies?

Today we are going to think about camouflage.

Watch this video with an adult. It has lots of new vocabulary to explore.

Now, play hide and seek, but think about the clothes you are wearing. Where is a good place to hide? Can you camouflage yourself in your environment? Ask a grown up to take a photo.  Which part of you is well hidden and which part isn’t Can you improve you camouflage?

Literacy

Continue with your Sidney the Spider- A Tale of Friendship activity booklet.

Numeracy

The next step in being able to successfully understand multiplication and division is to understand the need for equal groups. Have a go at these tasks below.

Friday 15th May

Topic

Think about the sounds minibeasts make. Have you ever heard a grasshopper before? Or a fly? Or a hungry caterpillar nibbling through a leaf?

Look around the room. Is there anything you could use to make the noise of a minibeast? Maybe opening and closing a book might sound like butterfly wings, or crinkling paper might sound like leaf munching. How many different minibeasts can you represent?

Can you get your whole family involved and make a minibeast band?

Maybe you could film yourselves. I would love to see your compositions!

 

Literacy

Finish your Sidney the Spider- A Tale of Friendship activity booklet. I hope you enjoyed making the biscuits. We tried to make some at home but unfortunately, we left them in the oven too long and they were a bit burnt! I hope you had more luck!

Numeracy

Now let's have a look at adding equal groups. Have a go at the fluency question on the left. Then on the right, there is a challenging problem solving activity. Have a go at working through it to find the answer. Remember, what is it asking, what do you know from the text/ pictures, what maths do you know that you can use to work it out. Get an adult to help you.

Monday 4th May

 

Topic

 

Minibeast fact cards. These cards contain some very interesting facts about minibeasts! Read through and learn some new facts!

Literacy

Your literacy task for this week is to write some interesting information about different minibeasts. Choose one minibeast to write about each day. When you are doing your writing, think carefully about where to put your capital letters and full stop and don't forget to use the phase 2-5 sound mats, common exception word mats and vocabulary mats to help you. Below are a list of websites you could look at to help you.

 

Numeracy/ PE

Have a go at learning the lyrics to this Supermovers dance about length and height. The lyrics are below. Can you perform it to your family?

Tuesday 5th May

 

Topic

 

Have a look at this website. Twinkl is full of educational resources and has been made free to parents during school closures. If you create an account you should be able to access this interactive minibeast fact file. Read through these facts, they can help you with your literacy task.

 

Literacy

 

Continue with your minibeast fact file. Don't forget to use all of the resources from yesterday to support you. And try really hard with your cursive letter formation.

Numeracy

The task below contains 3 differentiated activities where you have to compare length and height. Choose one that is challenging for you. Remember, perseverance is a fantastic learner skill to continue to develop at home! 

Wednesday 6th May

 

Topic

Can you match these minibeast facts to the correct minibeast. These facts can be used to support you with your literacy task too.

Literacy

Continue with your minibeast fact file. Can you write your sentences with all your talls (ascenders) and tails (decenders) writing correctly? Use the handwriting sheet below to help you.

 

Numeracy

Look at this short powerpoint that teaches you how to use a ruler correctly. Have a practise at measuring different items around your house.

Thursday 7th May

 

Topic

Topic- Make your own minibeast hotel.

Have a go at building your own bug hotel in your garden.

You may not have access to all of the suggested resources but see what you can find and use what is available to you.

We had a go at home too!

Literacy

Continue with your minibeast fact file. What interesting facts can you discover about your minibeast today?

Numeracy

 

Friday 8th May

 

Topic

Worm's Eye View

Did you know, worms don't have eyes! They can only sense light and dark so they know if they are above ground or below ground. 

But what would life look like if they did? In school we often talk about things from a bird's eye view- where we look at objects from above. Today though, I'd like you to look at things from a worm's eye view. Maybe look up at a chair, or if the weather is good, a tree. Do you notice how the bottom of the object, the part that is closer to you, seems much bigger than the top. Can you take 5 photos from a worm's eye view- looking up at different objects? Do they look strange to you? Talk about these pictures with your family.

Can you draw a picture. lying on the floor and looking up? Can you make the parts nearest to you bigger than the parts further away? 

Have lots of fun and I would love to see some pictures/ photos. Just send them to the school email address.

Literacy

Complete your minibeast fact file by writing about one more minibeast. Remember to use the help sheets from Monday for support and to take care with your handwriting and presentation.

 

Numeracy

Use your ruler or tape measure to measure the length of these chocolate bars. If you want to be super brilliant, you can also challenge yourself to measure their width as well. 

Chocolate bar measuring

Monday 27th April

 

Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 19 /or/ as 'aw' lesson

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab if there is one appears. Please note, not all sounds have a video.

Click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /aw/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Write a sentence containing that word.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /aw/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words and written sentences containing these words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Numeracy

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be exploring length and height. To complete this you will need access to a ruler. If you do not have one then a tape measure could be used instead. 

Topic- Minibeasts!

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about minibeasts. Have a look at the video below for an interesting introduction to the topic!

 

Tuesday 28th April

 

Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 19 /or/ as 'au' lesson

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab if there is one appears. Please note, not all sounds have a video.

Click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /au/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Write a sentence containing that word.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /au/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words and written sentences containing these words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Topic

Make a list of all the minibeasts you know, then go on a minibeast hunt.

Try focusing on 4 areas; in the grass, in the air, under wood, and under stones. 

Can you count/ estimate how many of each minibeast there are? Can you put this information into a tally chart?

Wednesday 29th April

 

Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 19 /or/ as 'al' lesson

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab if there is one appears. Please note, not all sounds have a video.

Click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /al/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Write a sentence containing that word.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /al/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words and written sentences containing these words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Topic.

Have a look back at the number of minibeasts you found yesterday. Which minibeast was the most common? Which minibeast was the least common? 

Can you write some information sentences explaining where you think the best place is for minibeasts to hide? Why do you think this? Convince me.

Thursday 30th April

 

Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 19 language Lesson.

It will open on the reading tab.

Click on show.

Read the sentence, remembering all the alternative /or/ sounds you have been learning.

Click on the blue right arrow and read the next sentence.

Continue until all sentences have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the spelling/ writing tab

Click on say. Have a go at writing the sentence. Remember, it will include some of the /or/ sounds you have been learning.

Click on the blue right arrow and read the next sentence.

Continue until all sentences have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

When you have written all of the sentences, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Numeracy

Complete the allocated game 'Everyday Length' and 'Comparing Length' on Mathletics.

Topic

Think about all of the different minibeasts you saw on your minibeast hunt. Which do you find the most interesting and why?

Can you create a piece of art showing me your favourite minibeast. You can use colouring pencils, paints, crayons and/or any other art resources you have at home. Think carefully about the size of your lines and the shades of colour you are using. I'd love to see your pictures. Just get your adult to email them to the school email address.

Friday 1st May

Challenge yourself to have a play of this tricky phonics game. On the left you will see a selection of phonics words that contain the alternative /or/ graphemes you have been learning. Have a look at the bouncing letters, can you work out which words these letters are from? Get an adult to help you if this is tricky. You then have to click on the letters in the correct order to spell the word.

Numeracy

Choose a selection of objects from around your house. Can you measure them all using non-standard units of measurement? This could include cubes, wooden blocks, pencils, hands etc. I have measured my kitchen table. It is 8 hands long!

 

EASTER BREAK

Friday 3rd April

 

Literacy

Continue with your diary entries.

Things to remember: Say the sentence you want to write before you write it. Remember to use the phonics help mat to help you sound out words and your common exception word mat to copy tricky spellings from. Take care with your handwriting and letter formation, remembering your talls and tails and try to include your capital letters and full stops. 

All help mats and videos are available under Monday's information.

Numeracy- Counting in 5s

Topic- Easter

Below are some examples of Easter crafts that you can do at home. Obviously it will depend on the resources you have available, but if you can why not give one of them a go. I would love to see some photos! Just email them to the school email address.

Thursday 2nd April

 

Literacy

Continue with your diary entries.

Things to remember: Say the sentence you want to write before you write it. Remember to use the phonics help mat to help you sound out words and your common exception word mat to copy tricky spellings from. Take care with your handwriting and letter formation, remembering your talls and tails and try to include your capital letters and full stops. 

All help mats and videos are available under Monday's information.

Topic- Easter

Below are some examples of Easter cooking activities that you can do at home. Obviously it will depend on the ingredients you have available, but if you can why not give one of them a go. I would love to see some photos! Just email them to the school email address.

Wednesday 1st April

 

Literacy

Continue with your diary entries.

Things to remember: Say the sentence you want to write before you write it. Remember to use the phonics help mat to help you sound out words and your common exception word mat to copy tricky spellings from. Take care with your handwriting and letter formation, remembering your talls and tails and try to include your capital letters and full stops. 

All help mats and videos are available under Monday's information.

Numeracy

Counting in 5s to 50.

Practise counting in 5s to at least 50. Stamp around the house or garden counting in 5s. Create a counting in 5s number line to support you. Can you spot a pattern with the ones? (0,5)

Topic- Easter Reading Comprehension Activity

Tuesday 31st April

 

Literacy

Continue with your diary entries.

Things to remember: Say the sentence you want to write before you write it. Remember to use the phonics help mat to help you sound out words and your common exception word mat to copy tricky spellings from. Take care with your handwriting and letter formation, remembering your talls and tails and try to include your capital letters and full stops. 

All help mats and videos are available under Monday's information.

 

Numeracy- Counting in 2s.

Topic- Easter Week Timeline

Monday 30th March

 

Literacy

Diary writing.

As we all know, these are unusual times that children in the future will learn about in their history lessons. This week we are going to keep a diary so you can look back on this week in years to come.

Use the attachment below that includes some helpful hints when writing a diary entry. 

Things to remember: Say the sentence you want to write before you write it. Remember to use the phonics help mat to help you sound out words and your common exception word mat to copy tricky spellings from. Take care with your handwriting and letter formation, remembering your talls and tails and try to include your capital letters and full stops. 

The link below will take you to a selection of videos showing correct letter formation in cursive writing. 

Friday 27th March

 

Numeracy

Complete allocated tasks on mathletics. These focus on reading, writing, ordering and sequencing with numbers to 50.

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Play the 5 allocated unit 18 (ew, ue, u-e, u/oul) sounds, reading, letters, spelling and language games on Bugclub. These are the games you normally play for your homework and are available under the my stuff, phonics tab.

 

Topic- Science

Plants.

Have a look through this powerpoint and show your adult what you have been learnt about plants. Can you remember any of our vital vocabulary we have been using to name different parts of a plant. There is an art and craft activity included in this powerpoint. If you do not have the resources you could draw/ paint a picture of a plant or go for a short local walk and collect things that you could make a plant collage from.

 

Thursday 26th March

 

Numeracy- Counting in 2s.

Literacy- Can you spell these words using the correct /oo/ grapheme?

Topic- Religious Education.

Easter

Read through the Easter story with an adult. What are the key points of the story? Continue your discussion about why we celebrate Easter. Can you retell the Easter story in your own words?

Easter story

Wednesday 25th March

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 18 language Lesson.

It will open on the reading tab.

Click on show.

Read the sentence, remembering all the alternative 'u / oo' sounds you have been learning.

Click on the blue right arrow and read the next sentence.

Continue until all sentences have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the spelling/ writing tab

Click on say. Have a go at writing the sentence. Remember, it will include some of the /u/oo/ sounds you have been learning.

Click on the blue right arrow and read the next sentence.

Continue until all sentences have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

When you have written all of the sentences, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Topic- Religious Education

Easter

Read through the powerpoint of The Meaning of Easter with your adult. Why do Christian's celebrate Easter? What do you think about the Easter story? How does it make you feel? What do you enjoy most about Easter? 

Numeracy- Counting in 2s to 50.

Practise counting in 2s to at least 50. Try saying one number out loud and then 1 number in your head. Stamp around the house or garden counting in 2s. Create a counting in 2s number line to support you. Can you spot a pattern with the ones? (0,2,4,6,8)

Tuesday 24th March.

Numeracy- Place Value to 50.

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 18 /oo/ short as 'u', 'oul'  Lesson.

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab if there is one appears. Please note, not all sounds have a video.

Click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /ur/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Write a sentence containing that word.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /ur/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words and written sentences containing these words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Topic- Science.

Recently we have been looking at trees that are evergreen; trees that do not lose their leaves during Autumn and are green all year round, and deciduous trees; trees that do lose their leaves during Autumn. Have a look at the trees in your surrounding area. Can you spot any evergreen trees. Can you spot any deciduous trees. Use the pdf below to help you identify the types of trees you can see.

23rd March 2020

Numeracy

Complete assigned task on Mathletics.

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 18 /oo/ short as 'u', 'oul' Revision.

Once open, click on the reading tab.

Click on the show button and read the word.

Click on the right arrow.

Click on show and read the next word.

Repeat this until you have read all the words.

When you have read all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Open Unit 18 /oo/ short as 'u', 'oul' Lesson.

Once open, click on the reading tab.

Sound out the word given and blend to say the word..

Click on blend to check you were right.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Sound out the next word given and blend to say the word.

Repeat this until you have read all the words.

When you have read all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Topic- Geography

Recently we have been looking at human and physical features in Geography. Go for a short, local walk with your family. What human features can you see? What physical features can you see. Use the attached help mat for support. When you return home, draw and label the different features you saw in your home learning book? Do you think that the human features are important? Do they spoil the landscape or do they improve it? Research old photos of your hometown on the internet. Do you like it as it is now or would you prefer it to still be like the old photos. Can you explain your reasoning?

 

20th March 2020

Numeracy

Play a game of bingo with numbers to 50. If you don't have an actual game, write down 6 numbers between 1-50 on a piece of paper. Get your adult to call out numbers to 50. If you have the number they say, cross it off. Then swap roles. Your adult has to pick 6 numbers to 50 and you be the caller. Why not try to trick your parents by saying the number as tens and ones. e.g 43 as 4 tens and 3 ones. Can your parents work out which number you have said. 

 

Literacy

  • Shhhh!!! For children's eyes only!

Make a Mothers' Day card for your mum. Decorate it with any art resources you have in your house. This could be crayons, colouring pencils, paints, chalks etc...

Write a lovely message for your mum inside. Tell your mum why you love her. Use the phonics and common exception word mats to support you. (See attached PDF)

 

Topic- PE

Supermovers counting fun!

19th March 2020

Numeracy

Teach your parents about dienes rods and how we use them to make numbers. Show your parents how we draw dienes rods to show the tens and ones in numbers. Get your parents to challenge you by giving you a number between 1-50. Can you draw that number using tens and ones? Now you choose a number between 1-50. Can your parents draw it correctly? Mark their work for them. Repeat this for 10 numbers each.

 

Phonics

Log in to Bugclub and complete all UNIT 17 phonic games. These focus on alternative 'oa' graphemes. Remember, a grapheme is the letters that you use to write specific sounds. A phoneme is the sound those letters make when you say them.

 

Topic

After looking after our beans for the last few weeks, we found that some beans grew and some beans didn't. Can you explain to your parents why some did and some didn't grow?  Draw a picture of a bean and label the things a bean would need to grow. 

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