Welcome to St Thomas’ Class Page.  Mrs Humphries is the Class Teacher.  Mrs Dwyer and Ms Thaker are  the Teaching Assistants.

We have a new class email for sending work to.  The new email is stthomas@stm.lourdesmac.org.uk.  Please do continue to send in any work that your child does and it will appear on the class page.

Calling all children aged 4-11 years – sign up to the ‘Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020!’ 

The annual Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4-11 years is being delivered online this year and offers a perfect solution for a summer term project that supports reading and literacy and helps promote reading for pleasure. This year’s challenge launched nationally on Friday 5th June. The theme is Silly Squad with a focus on the enjoyment of reading for pleasure; children are encouraged to read anything that makes them happy and can register for the challenge here – https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 

Below you will find the daily work for children in St Thomas class.  It has been separated into work for year 1 and year 2 children so please ensure you complete the work for your respective year group.

Week beginning 29.6.20

Monday

Year 1

English:

Practising sight words and writing questions…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkg6wnb

Maths:

Ordering numbers to 100…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7m8bqt

RE:

Brainstorm  the meaning of the word ’Church’. How many different words associated with Church can you come up with? The term ‘Church’ means more than a building and is used to describe the Family of God and that the disciples were the first members of the Church. Think about the role of the priest. What jobs does the priest do?  Draw a picture of a priest and write around it some of the jobs that a priest does.

Year 2

English:

Practising spellings and writing questions…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg2cf82

Maths:

Measuring mass in grams…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcdrsk7

Topic:

Learning about Mary Seacole…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg7n2v4

RE:

Discuss the importance of listening. When people gather together for celebrations they tell stories. At Mass we listen to and tell Gods story. Think about previous Bible stories containing God. 

I would like you to write about your favourite story from the old Testament and why you like it. Who listened to God?

Tuesday 30th June

Year 1

English:

Write your own counting poem…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z28y6g8

Maths:

Money: Recognising coins…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhwy6g8

Year 2

English:

Write your own counting poem…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdbtjsg

Maths:

Measuring mass in kilograms…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3qk3j6

Topic:

Geography: The seasons…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6gq4xs

Wednesday 1st July

Year 1

English:

Please complete the year 1 ‘grammar mat’ below…

Mat 1

Maths:

Recognising notes…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxgtjsg

Year 2

English:

Please complete the Yr 2 ‘grammar mat’ below…

Mat 1 (1)

Maths:

Measuring capacity and volume…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm4bp4j

Week beginning 22.6.20

Year 1

Monday

English:

Using verbs…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3y9vwx

Maths:

Counting to 100…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2xfxbk

RE: 

We are currently in June which is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We think and pray especially this month on Jesus’ love and sacrifice for us all. We try to grow in compassion and love for each other. Please use this website to choose and make a craft for the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

Tuesday 23rd June

Year 1

English:

Reading comprehension…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z942kty

Maths:

Partition tens and ones…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zncq4xs

Year 2

English:

Reading comprehension…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpfk3j6

Maths:

Comparing length and height…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9dp7yc

Topic:

Geography: Cities, towns and villages…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4ydm

Wednesday 24rd June

Year 1

English:

National Writing Day Challenge…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4g796f

Maths:

Comparing objects to 100…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwbwr2p

Year 2

English:
National Writing Day Challenge…
Maths:
Solving problems involving legth and height…
Topic:
Science: What is sound?…

Thursday 25th June

Year 1

English:

Please practise forming your cursive letters. Perhaps you can write some sentences about your week using your best handwriting. There is a poster below to remind you how to form the letters…

T-L-5929-Cursive-Alphabet-Letter-Formation-Poster-Lower-Case_ver_1

Maths:

Comparing numbers to 100…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3cm8hv

Year 2

English:

Please practise forming your cursive letters. Perhaps you can write some sentences about your week using your best handwriting. There is a poster below to remind you how to form the letters…

T-L-5929-Cursive-Alphabet-Letter-Formation-Poster-Lower-Case_ver_1

Maths:
Comparing Mass:
Topic:
DT: Food and Nutrition…

Friday 26th June

Year 1

English:

Finding information in a text…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4nfm39

Maths:

Weekly maths challenges…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkfm8hv

Year 2

English:

Finding information in a text…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6djr2p

Maths:

Weekly maths challenges…
Topic:
French: Food and drink…

Week beginning 15th June 2020

Monday 15th June

Year 1

English:

During this week I would like you to watch the following short film clip ‘Caterpillar Shoes’…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYa6OLQHrEc&index=36&list=PLQcXqHozyJEps13FCbQmR5YTTGlOClFGF

Below is an activity  pack to go alongside this film clip and each day I will be asking you to complete ONE of the activities…Caterpillar Shoes KS1 Activity Pack – Caterpillar Shoes KS1 Activity Pack

For today’s work I would like you to answer the questions on pages 4 and 5.

Maths:

This week I am posting a Year 1 activity pack. Each day I will ask you to complete a specific activity from it.

Year-1-Free-Home-Learning-Pack (1)

Today I would like you to complete the tens and ones activity on page 3.

Year 2

English: please click the link below to complete an activity about word endings.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxpx8hv

Maths: this week we are going to look at statistics.  Please complete the activity below on interpreting pictograms.  There are two per difficulty level, 1 star being the easiest and three the hardest.  Choose which level you can do, you do not need to do them all.  There are problem solving challenge questions at the end.

Year 2 – WORKSHEET – Interpret pictograms (1-1)

DT: click the link below for a lesson on sculpture.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbppqfr

RE for year 1 and 2 from Mr Blewitt:

“This Sunday is the feast of Corpus Christi, which means ‘The Body of Christ’ in Latin. This is the feast day when we think very carefully about the mystery of the Eucharist and what the Real Presence of Jesus means for us. 
 
Please read today’s Gospel reading together as a family in a Bible at John 6:51-58. If you do not have a Bible at home, please use this link:
 
We would like you to make a Holy Eucharist craft together as a family this week, see the website below for details. When you have finished, please email a picture of it to your class teachers.
 

Tuesday

English:

Reading comprehension…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpfk3j6

Maths:

Comparing length and height…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9dp7yc

Tuesday 16th June

Year 1

English: 

Please create a comic strip as requested on page 7 of the activity pack posted yesterday

Maths:

Please complete page 4 of the maths activity pack posted yesterday.

Year 2

English: please click the link below to complete an activity about contracted words.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjwcsk7

Maths: please click the link below for today’s statistics lesson.  Remember to look at the stars and complete the ones that challenge you.  There are also challenge questions at the end.

Year 2 – WORKSHEETS – Draw pictograms (1-1)

History: please click the link below to learn all about William Shakespeare.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znvyxbk

Wednesday 17th June

Year 1

English:

Today I would like you to do page 8 of the activity pack posted on Monday.

Maths:

Please complete page 5 of the maths activity pack.

Year 2

English: click on the link below to practise writing using the four different sentence types.  Can you remember what they are?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7b3trd

Maths: click the link below for today’s lesson on making tally charts.

Year 2 – WORKSHEETS – Make tally charts

Geography: click the link below for a lesson about Antarctica.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxwwg7h

Thursday 18th June

Year 1

English:

Please complete page 9 from the activity pack. This is a good opportunity to practise your handwriting.

Maths:

For today I would like you to complete pages 6 and 8 from the activity pack.

Year 2

English: click the link below to complete an activity about diary writing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zj6qmfr

Maths: click the link below for today’s lesson on block diagrams.

Year 2 – WORKSHEETS – Block diagrams

Science: click the link below for a lesson on parts of the body and senses.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhn6dp3

Friday 19th June

Year 1

English:

Today I would like you to complete page 14 of the Caterpillar Shoes activity pack

Maths:

Please complete page 12 of the Maths activity pack.

Year 2

English: click on the link below to complete an activity about identifying errors in writing and making corrections.  You do this at school with your purple pens.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z799ydm

Maths: today I would like you to collect your own data and create either a tally chart, pictogram or block diagram.  Think  about the things you need to include.  You can collect your data by asking members of your family questions, e.g. favourite colour, favourite pet, favourite food.  If you do not have many people to ask you can make the data up.

Art and Design: click the link below to learn how to make repeating patterns.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrmj2sg

Week beginning 8th June 2020

Monday 8th June

Year 1

English:

During this week we will be learning how to write an information text. Today is the first lesson…

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/terrifying-t-rex/activities/1

Maths:

Please try these weekly challenges from BBC Bitesize…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6rrn9q

Year 2

English: please click the link below to view a powerpoint about acrostic poems.  Then write your own acrostic poem about a subject of your choice.

Acrostic poem powerpoint Monday 8th June English

Maths: this week we are going to look at some different maths investigations.  A different investigation will be posted each day.  When you have finished why not go on to Timestables Rockstars and practise your timestables or play some maths games on Top Marks (www.topmarks.co.uk).

Monday 8th June maths investigation

History: click the link below to learn about the work of Elizabeth Fry.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znt3c7h

RE for year 1 and year 2 from Mr Blewitt

This Sunday was the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. One this day we reflect upon the mystery of God being three persons- the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. To help our children try to understand this, we have some crafting activities for you all to do at home as a family. Before completing these activities, read the Gospel from this Sunday John 3:16-18. You can do this either using your own Bible at home or via this link:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+3&version=NIV.

Click below to see some crafts you could do…

RE Wk2 Holy Trinity Craft Ideas

Tuesday 9th June

Year 1

English:

Today we will carry on with learning how to write an information text…

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-an-information-text-to-memory/activities/1/

Maths:

Addition and subtraction word problems…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7nm6v4

Year 2

English: please click the link below to today’s work on poetry.

English Tuesday 9th June

Maths: please click the link below for today’s maths investigation.

Tuesday 9th June maths investigation

Geography: please click the link below to learn about San Francisco in North America.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhhb42p

Wednesday 10th June

Year 1

English:

This lesson shows us how to use the past tense in our writing…

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-how-to-use-the-past-tense/activities/1/

Maths:

Please complete one of the maths activity mats (you can do more if you wish)…

Year 1 Spring 1 Activity Mat 1

Year 2

English: please click the link below to write a poem about school.  Choose something about school that you love or miss, it might be your favourite subject, your teachers, something about the school day, it is up to you, just remember to follow the structure of a poem and add rhyming words.

English Wednesday 10th June

Maths: click the link below to complete your next maths investigation.  Remember to also have a look at the games on TopMarks and Timestables Rockstars when you are finished.

Wednesday 10th June maths investigation

Science: click the link below to complete a science lesson on squashing, twisting, bending and stretching materials.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4yw2fr

Thursday 11th June

Year 1

English:

Today we will start to write the information text and this is to be completed tomorrow…

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-start-to-write-our-information-text

Maths:

Please complete another of the maths activity mats (you can do more if you wish)…

Year 1 Spring 1 Activity Mat 1

If you have already completed these and would like a different activity, then how many facts can you find for the number 16? Think about the following…odd or even? 1-digit or 2-digit?  How many tens and ones? What number bonds are there (pairs of numbers that add up to the total)? What is it 1 more than and 1 less than? 10 more than and 10 less than? etc

Year 2

English: click the link below for another poetry activity.

Thursday 11th June English

Maths: click the link below for today’s maths investigation.

Thursday 11th June maths investigation

Science: click the link below to learn about basic forces

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv8f382

Friday 12th June

Year 1

English:

Continuing our information text…

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-out-information-text/activities/1

Maths:

Repeated addition for multiplication…

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-out-information-text/activities/1

Year 2

English: click the link below to find a planning sheet to help you to write a poem about the seaside.  Think of as many rhyming words as you can and then write your own poem. 

T-T-11097-Seaside-Rhyming-Words-Worksheet

Maths: click the link below for the last maths investigation of the week.

Friday 12th June maths investigation

Spanish: for something different,  I thought you might like to have a go at learning some Spanish today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z42296f

Week beginning 1st June 2020

Monday 1st June

Year 1

English:

For today’s work i would like you to think of things you are thankful for and write each one in a sentence e.g. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful that I have food to eat etc.

Please remember to punctuate each sentence carefully. Use finger spaces and  your neatest handwriting. Also think carefully about your spellings. You may draw pictures to illustrate each sentence if you wish.

Maths:

Today is a series of challenges from a past lesson on BBC Bitesize. How many can you get right?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvf382

Year 2

English – please click on the link below to complete activities about days of the week and verbs.  Remember to spell the days of the week correctly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvr6pg8

Maths – as you learnt about time previously, please complete the end of unit assessment below to see how much you have remembered.

Year-2-Time end of unit assessment

Topic for year 1 and year 2

For the rest of this term, please continue to complete some of the activities from the topic grid.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

RE for year 1 and year 2 from Mr Blewitt

This Sunday was the feast of Pentecost – the day Christians all around the world celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples, ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven. It is the ‘birthday of the Church’ as this was the moment that Jesus’ followers were sent out into the world to go and spread His good news. To help your children understand and celebrate this feast day, please have a go with your children at the activities on the website below (don’t worry about having the specific arts and crafts items that the website recommends – you can make them just using paper, pens and scissors). Keep sending your teachers lots of photos of you enjoying making these crafts.
 
Read Acts 2: 1-12 together as a family before completing these activities. If you don’t have a Bible at home, use this website: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/ACT.2.NIV

Tuesday 2nd June

Year 1

English:

Today focuses on the correct order and spellings of the days of the week…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm9hscw

Maths:

Please have a go at completing the ’10 more, 10 less’ worksheet below. You will notice there are three different sheets available and they increase in difficulty each time. Please pick the one you are comfortable with but if you wish to do all three then that is fine too.

T-N-2457-10-More-10-Less-Robots-Differentiated-Activity-Sheet

Year 2

English: click the link below to complete some writing activities about rainbows.

Tuesday 2nd June English

Maths: click the link below to complete a division by sharing activity.  There is a challenge activity underneath if you want to have a go at that too.  Remember when completing reasoning questions you must give a full explanation to demonstrate your understanding.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfxtnrd

Tues 2nd maths challenge

Wednesday 3rd June

Year 1

English:

Today I would like you to complete the reading comprehension activity below…

t-l-5623-bats-reading-comprehension-activity-_ver_5

Maths:

Comparing volume and capacity…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmytpg8

Thank you to Sofia for sending in some photos of the lovely things you and your sister have been doing.  Keep up the hard work!

Sofia’s work and fun at home

Year 2

Wednesday 3rd June

English – click the link below to complete a non-fiction writing activity.

English Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Maths – click on the link below to complete a lesson on division by grouping.  There is a challenge activity underneath.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhwmhg8

Maths challenge Wednesday 3rd June

Science – click the link below to complete a science lesson about habitats around the world.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvmt39

Thank you to Mia for sending in some pictures of what you have been doing at home.  I wonder how tall your sunflowers will grow?

Mia’s sunflowers and radishes
Thank you to Sarah and Victoria for sending in some pictures of the things you have been doing at home.  
Sarah and Victoria’s adventures

CB0C2660-8C48-428F-B8E9-D3336F4BA106 click this link to hear Sarah and Victoria talk about washing your hands.

Thursday 4th June

Year 1

English:

A lesson looking at suffixes…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z66nv82

Maths:

Today I would like you to add coins together to find a total for each ice-cream. Please try all three sheets if you can…t-n-2546871-how-much-do-the-ice-creams-cost-activity-sheets-english_ver_3

Year 2

English: click the link below for today’s writing activity.

English Thursday 4th June 2020

Maths: please click the link below to complete some activities about odd and even numbers.  There is a challenge question underneath.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr23c7h

Thursday 4th June maths challenge

French: although we don’t learn a language until KS2, I thought you might like to have a go at learning some French today.  Click the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhg7639

Friday 5th June

Year 1

English:

Please look at the PowerPoint presentation below which looks at adding ‘s’ and ‘es’ to words to make plurals…

t-l-2542-plurals-s-and-es-teaching-powerpoint_ver_1

Then complete the sheet below…

T2-E-1527-Plurals-s-and-es-Worksheet

Maths:

Today I would like you to spend time orally counting up in 2s, 5s and 10s. I want you to become really good at this so the more you practice the better. Perhaps a grown-up can help you and you can take it in turns to say the next number. Write them down if it helps you!

Year 2

English: click the link below for today’s writing activities.  There is a creative activity to finish.

English Friday 5th June

Maths: click the link below to complete some division word problems.  You don’t need to do all three sets, set A is the easiest as there are images to help you.  If you don’t need them do set B or C.

31955-year-2-division-word-problems Friday 5th June

Geography: click the link below to learn about South America.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6yg9mn

Reminders

PE is on a THURSDAY and children require full PE kit (t-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers).  Children are not permitted to wear school uniform or school shoes for PE.  Earrings must be removed or covered before coming to school.

Children will be reading in a guided reading group once a week with the class teacher.  The day of the reading group may vary due to teaching capacity so children’s books will not be changed on a set day, although it will be weekly.  Therefore it is important that their book bag, book and home reading record are bought into school every day.

WORKING FROM HOME DURING THE SCHOOL CLOSURE

Work will be set for the children daily.  This will include as a minimum, one piece of maths and English work to complete.  As always, you have access to Bug Club books and Times tables rock stars.

To get you started, below is a link to KS1 SATs papers from previous years which you can download and work through with your children.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials

Some other useful links for home learning include:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure     Twinkl is offering free resources for parents.

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://mathszone.co.uk/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=MzcwMTKxMDQzMDK1BAA&sseid=MzIwMjU2tTA2tgQA&jobid=1c32a879-a500-433c-b41a-efec5108e7f0      White Rose is the maths scheme we follow so I strongly recommend you look at this.  We are still to cover fractions, time, shape, measurement and position and direction.

RWI

A quick reminder for parents: There is lots of support for learning online and The Oxford Owl website has plenty of useful information for the teaching of RWI. There is a link below that you may find helpful.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Also please don’t forget that there are daily RWI phonic sessions on YouTube…again there is a link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

How do I know which set sounds to focus on?

You will know which group your child is in by the colour of the RWI books they were bringing home…

Yellow books:  please focus on Set 3 sounds. However it certainly won’t hurt to recap on Set 2 sounds either as children need to be secure on these and they may well have forgotten some by now.

Orange books: Set 2 and 3 sounds

Pink books: Set 2 and 3 sounds

Red books: Set 1 and 2 sounds

English

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

Reading

We have been provided with a link to Collins big cat books that you may wish to use alongside Bug Club.  It gives you access to a large volume of e-books that are all book banded.  Key stage 1 and progress books (for SEND) are available to access.  The scheme is currently being offered for free during the school closure.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Please click onto the TEACHER sign in with the following details:

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

Physical Education

It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

BBC Smart Movers also have short dances, linked to curriculum subjects, that we use at school and the children really enjoy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Below you will find a link to the latest challenges from School Games, a link to a Funetics at home learning pack and a link to some tennis activities (this can be submitted as part of a competition but is also just a fun thing to do at home).  All of these can be used for physical activity at home.

KS1 School Games Activities

https://handwtennis.co.uk/sherallies/

https://funetics.co.uk/for-parents/funetics-home/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=f_athletics_and_running_for_everyone_home__edition_4&utm_content=2020-05-10


Children’s Work…

Well done to Mia. You are working extremely hard at home. I have loved reading you innovated story of ‘The Princess and the sweetcorn’. Keep up the good work.

Well done to Harry and his brother Charlie who have been creating a fact file on Moons Moat. Click on the link to find out more…

Moons Moat

Well done to Livia who has completed some time worksheets.

Well done Adam. What a great Easter Garden!


Week beginning 18th May 2020

Monday

English – please click on the link below to complete an activity on homophones.  Remember, we have these up in the classroom, words that sound the same but have a different spelling and meaning, e.g. their/there, whole/hole, poor/pour.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7g8jhv

Maths- Complete the questions…

TreasureHunt

RE – Mr Blewitt has set another whole school RE task. He says “As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon.”

I would love to see some of your work so please send it to the email…

StThomas@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

Tuesday

English –click on the link below to complete a reading and writing activity about the story Funny Bones.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfmtpg8

Maths- Can you make a maths game? I would love to see your ideas.

RE – Mr Blewitt has set another whole school RE task. He says “As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon.”

I would love to see some of your work so please send it to the email…

StThomas@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

Wednesday

English – Today there is a handwriting focus…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z62gcqt

Maths- Fact families…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkd98xs

RE – Mr Blewitt has set another whole school RE task. He says “As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon.”

I would love to see some of your work so please send it to the email…

StThomas@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

Thursday

English:Look at the poster back below, they will help to explain what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs …

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Then choose a book that you like and write a list of some nouns, verbs and adjectives you can find in it. Perhaps you could use some of them in a sentence.

Maths:

Comparing number sentences. You should be quite good at this as we’ve done it a few times in class already but this will be good practise for you…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmf6hbk

RE – Mr Blewitt has set another whole school RE task. He says “As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon.”

I would love to see some of your work so please send it to the email…

StThomas@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

Week beginning 11th May 2020

Monday

English – Read ‘The Princess and the Pea’ power point story.  Have a try at retelling and acting out the story. You need to make sure you know the story well as this weeks work will be focused around this book. If you could change anything about the story what would it be? 

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Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Lesson 1 – Find a half (2)’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Lesson 1 – Compare lengths’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1) 

RE – as we are still in the season of Easter, we would like your children to make Easter gardens this week.  You can use any resources from around the home and be as creative as you like – just make sure that they have a religious theme. Please work together as a family on this if you can. Send in a picture of your creations to your teacher’s email address.  I look forward to seeing the pictures of your amazing creations!

Tuesday

English – Using the story ‘The Princess and the Pea’ complete the story mountain template by changing one element of the story. You could change the characters, setting, problem etc please only change one part as the format of the story should be very similar. You can use the template or create your own. Once you have completed the story mountain use it to learn the story. As you will be rewriting the story on Thursday. 

T-L-6156-Story-Mountain-Activity-Sheet-_ver_3

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Lesson 2 – Find a quarter (1)’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Lesson 2 – Order lengths’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Wednesday

English –Using the story mountain that you made with the changes. Have a go at reciting the story. Act it out, use props or make actions for the different parts of the story. 

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Lesson 3 – Find a quarter (2)’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Lesson 3 – Four operations with length’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Thursday

English – Using the story mountain that you made. Have one more go at reciting the story. Now have a go at writing the story. You do not need to rush take your time and keep reciting the story sentence by sentence as this will help you to know what to write next. Remember your punctuation and handwriting. 

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Lesson 4 – Problem Solving’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Lesson 4 – Problem Solving’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1) 

Friday

English – Reread the story you have written. Can you make any changes? With a different colour pen edit your work with the improvements.

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Friday Maths Challenge’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Friday Maths Challenge’ (Summer Term – Week 2 w/c 27th April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)


Week beginning 4th May 2020

Monday

English – Read ‘The Princess and the Pea’ power point story.  Have a try at retelling and acting out the story. You need to make sure you know the story well as this weeks work will be focused around this book. 

t-t-5336-the-princess-and-the-pea-story-powerpoint_ver_1

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Lesson 1 – Make doubles’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Lesson 2- Find three quarters’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1) 

Tuesday

English – Using the story ‘The Princess and the Pea’ complete the story mountain template. You can use the template or create your own. Once you have completed the story mountain use it to learn the story. As you will be rewriting the story on Thursday. 

T-L-6156-Story-Mountain-Activity-Sheet-_ver_3

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Lesson 2 – Make equal groups (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Lesson 2 – Count in fractions’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Wednesday

English –Using the story mountain that you made for ‘The Princess and the Pea’. Have a go at reciting the story. Act it out, use props or make actions for the different parts of the story. 

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Lesson 3 – Make equal groups (sharing)’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Lesson 3 – Measure length (cm)’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Thursday

English – Using the story mountain that you made for ‘The Princess and the Pea’. Have one more go at reciting the story. Now have a go at writing the story. You do not need to rush take your time and keep reciting the story sentence by sentence as this will help you to know what to write next. Remember your punctuation and handwriting. 

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Lesson 4 – Find a half (1)’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Lesson 4 – Measure length (m)’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1) 

Friday

English – Today is VE Day. Have a look at the PowerPoint and find out all about this day. Once you have looked at the PowerPoint complete the activity. You can be as creative as you like. 

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t3-h-123-design-a-ve-day-medal-activity-sheet_ver_1

Maths 

Year 1-Please complete ‘Friday Maths Challenge’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2-Please complete ‘Friday Maths Challenge’ (Summer Term – Week 1 w/c 20 April)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)


Week beginning 27th April 2020

Monday

English – Creative Writing Task.

Have a look at the picture can you create a story for the picture. You can do a story map or just write. Don’t forget capital letters, paragraphs, adjectives and full stops.

Creative Writing Task

Maths – Why not have a go at the White Rose Problems of the day.

Day 1 Maths Problem

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1) 

Tuesday

English – Adjective Alphabet.

Can you think of an adjective for each letter of the alphabet? Remember an adjective is a word that describes a noun (the name of a thing or a place).

Adjective Alphabet

Maths – Why not have a go at the White Rose Problems of the day.

Maths Problem

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Wednesday

English – Adjective sentence work.

Remember an adjective is a word that describes a noun (the name of a thing or a place).

adjectives

Maths – Why not have a go at the White Rose Problems of the day.

Maths Problem

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Thursday

English – Sentence work.

Rewrite the sentences ensuring they are correct.

Are these sentences correct

Maths – Why not have a go at the White Rose Problems of the day.

Maths Problem

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1) 

Friday

English – Sentence work.

Rewrite the sentences ensuring they are correct.

Making Sentences

Maths – Why not have a go at the White Rose Problems of the day.

Maths Problem

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)


Week beginning 20th April 2020

Welcome back to a new term.   I hope you all had a restful Easter break and the children are ready to carry on learning at home until it is safe to return back to school.  Below are the activities for this week.  There will be a daily English and maths activity to complete and the KS1 teachers have put together a grid of foundation subject activities linked to our Summer topic ‘Our Local Area’.  These can be spread over the next few weeks so please do not feel they have to be done all at once.  

Monday

English – Read the e-book below, Ronald the Rhino.

What Makes Ronald Special? Ronald isn’t sure why he is special. He wants to be like the other animals in the jungle. Have a look at these animals. Why do you think Ronald may want to be like them? What makes them special? Write words to describe what makes them special.

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Maths – Why not recap your number bonds to 10 and 20. Have a go at saying the, out loud and timing yourself. Then challenge yourself, how many number bonds can you write down in 2 minutes. If thats easy can you work out the number bonds to 100. Are they similar to the number bonds to 10?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwv39j6/articles/zx3982p

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Tuesday

English – Read the e-book below, Ronald the Rhino.

What Makes Ronald Special? Ronald isn’t sure why he is special. He wants to be like the other animals in the jungle. Have a think about why Ronald is special. What qualities does he have?  Now think about what makes you special. Draw a picture of yourself and write words to describe what makes you special.

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Maths – Why not recap your 2’s, 10’s, and 5’s multiplication facts.  Have a go at saying the, out loud and timing yourself. Then challenge yourself, how many can you write down in 2 minutes.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Wednesday

English – Read the e-book below, Rapunzel.

Rapunzel has been very busy in her tower painting, reading, learning and playing. Her tower now has beautiful paintings on the walls, a reading den, a play area and a desk for her to do her work.

How has your house changed?

Take a photo or draw a pictures of how your house has changed since being at home. Label and write sentences explaining how it has changed.

https://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/rapunzle/story.htm

Maths – lets have some fun. Today you will look at number skils;

  • How many rooms are in your home?
  • How many windows, doors, beds and chairs doe sit have?
  • How many people live there?

Record the answers in a table using numerals, words or tallies. Could you then put this into a graph and write some questions for a family member to answer.

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Thursday

English – Read the e-book below, Rapunzel.

Rapunzel is locked in her tower with only her mother for company. she longs to see other people. Draw a picture of who you are at home with and who you look forward to seeing. Write a brief description for both pictures to give details about why you cant wait to see them.

https://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/rapunzle/story.htm

Maths – lets have some fun. Today you will look at position, direction and movement;

  • Hide a surprise object somewhere in your home. Can you direct a family member to find it using positional/directional language? (left, right, forwards, backwards, half turn, quarter turn)

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)

Friday

English – Read the e-book below, Rapunzel.

Rapunzel decided to draw a family tree but sadly realised she didn’t know anyone except her mother. Rapunzel shouldn’t worry though, as everybody’s families are different! Some are small and some are large. Draw or make your own family tree. Remember to label everybody’s names. (don’t forget capital letters for names)

https://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/rapunzle/story.htm

Maths – lets have some fun. Today you will look at addition;

  • Add the number of windows to the number of doors. How many altogether are in your home? Can you represent this as a drawing, number sentence and part-whole model?
  • Can you think of your addition word problems and represent them using the 3 methods?

Topic – complete some of the activities in the topic grid over the next half term.  Some may take longer than others so could be spread across a number of days.

Our Local Area topic grid (1)


Week Commencing 30th March…

Due to school closures, this page will be updated daily with a Maths and English task.

Please continue to read with you child on Bug Club and access the educational links below.

Use the BBC Movers page to access English and Maths songs to keep your children entertained.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Monday-

Writing

Year 1 and 2- Have a look at the document below. Can you write about how the Octopus got in the kitchen sink?

Year 1 and 2- Writing (imaginative writing)

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could even  reread a familiar or their favourite book.

Year 1- Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Year 1 and 2- Have a look at the document below and choose which activity you would like to complete.

Year 1 and 2- Reading (inference)

Maths

Year 1 and 2- Last week we looked and length this week the focus will be on weight. Have a look at the PowerPoint of Brian the Bear. Is he right?

Weighing Powerpoint

Tuesday 

Writing

Year 1 and 2- have a try at the adjectives, connectives and past tense sheet below.

Adjec-Connectives-and-Past

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could even  reread a familiar or their favourite book.

Year 1- Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Year 1 and 2- Have a look at the document below and choose which activity you would like to complete.

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-thinking-collection/

Maths

Year 1 and 2- Can you identify which is heavier?

balance Scales normal

Wednesday

Writing

Year 1 and 2- Can you write me a letter explaining what you have been up to at home?

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could even  reread a familiar or their favourite book.

Year 1- Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Year 1 and 2- Have a look at the document below and choose which activity you would like to complete.

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-thinking-collection/

Maths

Year 1 and 2- Have a go at playing the weight games.

https://mathszone.co.uk/category/measuring/mass-and-scales/

Thursday 

Writing

Year 1 and 2-What would you like to write about?

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could even  reread a familiar or their favourite book.

Year 1- Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Year 1 and 2- Have a look at the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and see if if you can answer the questions…

t-l-51729-little-red-riding-hood-traditional-tales-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity

Maths

Year 1 and 2- Can you identify which is heavier and put them in order?

au-n-567-lightest-to-heaviest-activity-sheet_ver_2

Friday

Writing

Year 1 and 2-Have a look and explore KS1 Bitesize. Why not have a go on the SPAG and Phonic sessions. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could even  reread a familiar or their favourite book.

Year 1- Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Maths 

Year 1 and 2- see how quick you can do your number bonds on hit the button.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button



Week Commencing 23rd March…

Due to school closures, this page will be updated daily with a Maths and English task. Some tasks will be computer based and others may require you to print documents but I will try to keep them computer based.

Please continue to read with you child on Bug Club and access the educational links below.

Use the BBC Movers page to access English and Maths songs to keep your children entertained.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Monday-

Writing

Year 1- Choose a picture from your RWI book and write a couple of sentences about what is happening. Remember to use ‘Fred Fingers’ to help you sound out the words.

Year 2- Write a non-fiction report.  Choose an animal of your choice and write a report about them. Remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full-stops.

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could even  reread a familiar or their favourite book.

Year 1- Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Year 2- To link with the non-fiction genre can they complete this non-fiction game…

Non-Fiction Reading Game

Year 1 and 2-Have a go at playing ‘Picnic on Pluto’. Can you find the real and alien words?

Picnic on Pluto

Maths

Year 1 and 2- Choose any number and get the children to write as many facts about the number!  See if they can find/create an unusual fact.

Tuesday-

Writing

Year 1-  What are nouns?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

Year 2- How to write command sentences…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could even  reread a familiar or their favourite book.

Year 1-  Can you spot key sounds in your reading book?

Year 1 Sound Hunt

Year 2- Can you tell me what has happened in a book of your choice and what your predictions may be for the rest of the book?

Year 2 Reading

Maths

I would like you to have a look at measuring length. We will be measuring in cm. The PowerPoint takes you through the steps and how to measure. Remember to start at 0cm. Once you have completed the PowerPoint why not have a go at the scavenger hunt!

Year 1 and 2 Length PowerPoint

Ruler_30-cm_by_mm

Year 1 and 2 Scavenger Hunt Measurement

Wednesday-

Writing- 

Year 1-  What are nouns?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

Year 1 Noun Activity

Year 2- How to write command sentences…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

Year 2 Command Sentences

Reading/Phonics 

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could even  reread a familiar or their favourite book.

Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Year 1 and 2- Read the text provided and then answer the questions. This can be done verbally so no need to write anything down.

How to catch a star (easy)

How to catch a star (medium)

How to catch a star (hard)

Maths

To follow on from yesterday have a look at the measuring in centimetres interactive game. Remember to start at 0cm.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

Thursday-

Writing

After reading ‘The Bear who came to babysit’. Complete the activities below…

Year 1 Describe the bear

Year 2 Command Sentences Work

Reading

Please continue to read your school book or library book.

Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Year 1 and 2- Read the text provided and then complete the activities. This can be done verbally so no need to write anything down.

t-e-2548929-the-bear-who-came-to-babysit-story-powerpoint_ver_4

Year 1 and 2 Reading Activity

Maths

To follow on from yesterday have a look at the measuring in centimetres activity cards. Remember to start at 0cm.

Adult Guidance

Answers – Measure Length (cm)

Year 1 and 2 Activity Cards – Measure Length (cm)

Friday-

Writing

After reading ‘The Bear who came to babysit’. Complete the activities below…

Year 1- Story Mountain

Year 2 Bears next adventure

Reading

Please continue to read your school book or library book.

Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Year 1 and 2- Read the text provided and then complete the comprehension. This can be done verbally so no need to write anything down.

t-e-2548929-the-bear-who-came-to-babysit-story-powerpoint_ver_4

Reading Comprehension

Maths

To follow on from yesterday have a look at the measuring in centimetres activity. Remember to start at 0cm.

Measure the lines


Spring 2 week 4

Once again another busy week, children have had books allocated to them on Bug Club. If you have forgotten your log-on details please let me know.

If your child is off school please find below some useful websites to help your child;

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

Maths-

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://mathszone.co.uk/

English-

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

Spring 2 week 3

This week has flown by and the children have learnt a lot.  They have been researching information about whales.  They learnt about singular anfd plural and used them in a piece of writing.  Next week they are going to write a report about an animal of their choice. In maths, the children began a unit of work on Time.  They have looked at O’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

It is Science week this week so the children have taken part in different activities during the afternoons, all with a science theme.  They drew around each other and thought about why everyone’s body is different, they labelled body parts and explained some of the functions of different body parts.  They also learnt about camouflage and the different ways animals can camouflage in their habitats and why this is important.  Thinking about types of camouflage, they decorated butterflies and hid them around the classroom to see where they would camouflage the best.  They also had to invent playground games for a visually impaired child.  They had to think about how it would feel to be visually impaired and some children were blindfolded and guided around the classroom.  They then designed some playground games that a visually impaired child could take part in safely.  Some of their designs were very inventive!

Spring 2 week 2

In geography, the children learnt about the rainforest.  They watched a short video clip and heard a sound clip, and thought of questions that they would like to find out about the rainforest.  They then found out some information in order to answer their questions.  In science, the children learnt about reptiles and birds and wrote about their features.  They were also very lucky to meet a bearded dragon and a chicken, the family pets of a child in year 1, and they asked lots of interesting questions about them.

Spring 2 week 1

Welcome back to a new half term.  The children have set straight back to work and are enjoying our new  topic ‘Animal Planet’.

In English, the children have been learning about non-fiction reports.  They completed a cold write, whereby they wrote about an animal of their choice, they identified the features of a non-fiction report, they learnt how to write in the past and present tense.

In RE, they learnt about the seasons of the liturgical year and why they are significant.  In Science, the children learnt to identify mammals and fish and wrote about their features and in art the children designed an Easter chocolate treat that they will be making in the coming weeks.

Spring 1

Welcome back to a new half term. The children have come back to school ready to learn. Our topic this half term is To The Rescue. As part of this topic, our focus text in English is Traction Man. We will use the character Traction Man to write a character description.

In maths, the children will finish looking at fractions by recognising, finding, naming and writing fractions of lengths, shapes, sets of objects and quantities. They will then apply this knowledge by completing simple number problems involving fractions.

It has been RSE week and the children have thought about how to look after themselves through exercise, a healthy diet, the importance of managing their emotions and how to be a good friend. We also carried out a germ experiment. We will monitor the bread over the next few weeks and look forward to finding out if the predictions made are correct.

Autumn 2

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To end a fantastic Autumn Term children have made their very own stockings that they can hang on the Christmas Tree. They were all able to sew them together and create either a Snowman, Reindeer or Father Christmas.

We have been practising the songs ready for ‘Carols around the Christmas Tree’. We really hope that you can come and join us for the last whole school event before Christmas.

The children have had a busy Autumn Term but I would just like to say how proud I am of their resilience, determination and kindness that I see every day. This doesn’t happen by accident so I thank you for all that you do in supporting your children.

Have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

WC- 2.12.19

What a fantastic week we have had…

It started with the children performing A Midwife Crisis for the school and for parents/carers, the children especially enjoyed when the parents joined in with the final song.  The children were fantastic. Thank you for all your support.

The children have still took part in lessons. In maths they have began to look at the fractions 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1/3.  They learnt about a town called Churchill, Canada, and designed an information poster and in RE, Year 1 completed there ‘Advent’ unit and have moved onto their ‘Christmas’ unit which we will complete when we come back.  In Year 2 children have learnt about St John the Baptist in RE and the importance of why we celebrate Christmas.

To end our week we had a trip to the Snowdome.  The children were very well behaved, they took part in all the activities and it was lovely to see them thoroughly enjoying themselves in the snow.

WC- 2.12.19

We have had another busy week with rehearsals for our Christmas production. Please continue to practise if your child is still unsure of their lines.

During English children have written their own short story in English using their previous planning document.  Their ideas are wonderful and I look forward to reading their finished stories next week.

In maths, the children have completed their shape and have moved onto symmetry. Next week will be looking at fractions of shapes and quantities.

In RE, Year 2 children have heard the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth.  They compared their feelings both before and after the angel had visited and role played the story. Year 1, have learnt about the Advent wreath and what the candles represent.

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Please continue to practise if your child is still unsure of their lines.  Please also send in any remaining narrator costumes (plain black t-shirt or top, black leggings or trousers) on Monday 2nd December.

In English, Year 2 children have finished planning their invented story but due to rehearsals they were unable to write them so this will be continuing next week. Year 1 children have continued to complete their RWI sessions which have been focused around capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

In maths, the children have learnt about 3d shapes and their properties. The children have enjoyed listening to the 3d shape song… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A&list=LL5NmTPUf5h6kvjCQPqDUCkw&index=14.

In RE, the children learnt more about the importance of the saints, and they could name many different saints.  They created a fact file about  St Bernadette.

In geography, the children have compared the Arctic and Antarctic, thinking about why these two places are similar and  different.

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In English this week,  the Year 2 children have written their innovation of ‘The Nativity’. They have also began to plan their invented story ready to write up next week.  They have shared ideas about different settings, characters etc with the rest of the class and they are looking forward to writing them next week.

In guided reading our focus skill this week has been ‘inference’ the text used to help us with this has been ‘Don’t hog the hedge’. The children have loved sharing this book and taking it in turns to read and answer the questions that have followed.

In maths Year 1 and 2 have been focusing on recognising and naming 2d shapes. It is important that children can recognise shapes in different orientations and to start seeing similarities and differences between the shapes. Next week they will be focusing on properties of 3d shapes including finding shapes with vertical lines of symmetry.

In Science, we began to look at reversible and irreversible changes and what this means and why.  We discussed whether toasting bread, freezing water and melting chocolate are reversible or irreversible and why.  We will be doing some exciting experiments to test changes over the next few weeks

Please find below some useful websites below to help your child;

Maths-

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://mathszone.co.uk/

English-

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

I would just like to thank you all for the support that you have given your child over this last term.