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Home Learning Tasks

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Friday 5th June

Literacy

Write a letter to the crab from the story that we have been focusing on this week, ‘Sharing a Shell’.

Say how and why you would help the Crab and if you would like to be friends with the Crab. When writing the sentences, remember to use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, conjunctions (and, but, because) and start your letter by writing your address and then underneath write Dear Crab, you could use an adjective to describe the Crab. 

In your letter, ask the crab two questions, remember to start your sentence with a question word (who, what, where, when, how) and end with a question mark.

When you are ending your letter, remember to write down From and include your name.

(There is a letter template above, but you don't have to print this off and use it).

 

Maths

Continue working out column subtraction calculations, involving hundreds, tens and ones. It is rather tricky, so we thought that lots of practise is needed!

 If your child finds working with hundreds difficult, you can always stick to tens and ones!

   H T O

   1  6  2

-     5  1

_          _

 

   H T O

   2  8  8

-  1  1  0

_          _

 

   H T O

   3  4  9

-  2  3  5

_          _

Extension

The following calculations are much trickier, including taking 10. Here is an example:

 

  H T O                   2 0  

   1  3  2 → 1 0 0 + 3 0 + 1 2

-     2  6 → 0 0 0 + 2 0 + 6 -

_  1 0 6      1 0 0   + 0 0   + 6 = 1 0 6

 

The calculation is 132-26 and when you set the numbers out underneath each other, you will find that you cannot do 2-6, so instead you have to take 10 from 30 (put a line through 30) and make it 20, then put 10 onto the 2 to make it 12, this means that you can work out 12-6 and this calculation now works once you have taken 10 away from the next number which is 30.

 

   H T O

   2  5  3

-  1  3  5

_          _

 

   H T O

   1  7  5

-   3  7

_          _

 Can you design and make an Under The Sea Map, you may include things that you spotted in the story book this week: shells, crabs, seaweed, rocks, a starfish, a shark, a seahorse, a turtle, a jellyfish, a diver and maybe even a TREASURE CHEST! You could do this on a large piece of paper or even squared paper, add colour to your map! You may even have a secret code added to your map to lead people to the TREASURE CHEST! Have fun using your imagination!

Thursday 4th June

'Friendship High 5s'

Draw around your hand on a piece of paper and cut it out using some scissors. On the palm of the hand write 'A High Five For...' and on each finger write something that you would give someone a high five for. Think about a kind gesture or something that would make you smile. 

Examples might include:

reading stories to me 

making me laugh 

playing with me in the garden 

giving hugs

making me happy

Maths

Following on from yesterday, we are going to continue to solve column subtraction calculations, involving hundreds, tens and ones.

 If your child finds working with hundreds difficult, you can always stick to tens and ones!

   H T O

   1  3  7

-     1  2

_          _

 

   H T O

   1  9  3

-  1  6  1

_          _

 

   H T O

   2  7  5

-  1  4  0

_          _

Practise your number bonds and doubles on Hit The Button!

Wednesday 3rd June

Literacy

Thinking back to the story that we are focusing on this week, ‘Sharing a Shell’, write about something from your personal experience about sharing, this could be when someone shared something with you or when you shared something with a friend/family member.  Draw a picture to show this, remember to draw features on the face.  Can you include a speech bubble saying something kind?

 

Maths

Continue to work out subtraction calculations using column subtraction.   Remember after you have partitioned the numbers, you are subtracting not adding! Write the calculations down on a piece of paper to work out.

   T O

   3 8

-  2 1

____

   T O

   4 6

-  1 0

____

We would like you to work out the following calculations, involving hundreds, remember to write H T O at the top of your calculation.  For example:

   H T O

   1  3  5 → 1 0 0 + 3 0 + 5

-     1   3 0 0 0 + 1 0 + 3   -

_1_2   2_     1 0 0 + 2 0 + 2   = 1 2 2

 

   H T O

   1  4  5

-     2  4

_          _

 

   H T O

   1  7  7

-  1  3  6

_          _

 

   H T O

   2  5  1

-  1  2  0

_          _

 

Access the video and dance along: https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/bestest-friend

Tuesday 2nd June 

Literacy

 Today we are going to use adverbs. Adverbs are words that describe a verb or an adjective. It tells us how something happens. 

Using the 'Sharing a Shell' story, we would like you to write a sentence about your favourite character using an adjective to describe them and an adverb to describe their actions. 

For example: 

The large, white gull swooped down quickly towards the crab. 

In my sentence, the words large and white are the adjectives. 

The word swooped is the verb. 

The word quickly is the adverb- as it is describing how the bird swooped.

 

Maths

Following on from yesterday, you are going to continue to work out subtraction calculations using column subtraction. 

Remember after you have partitioned the numbers, you are subtracting not adding!

Write the four calculations down on a piece of paper to work out.

  T O

   3  8

-  1  1

_____

 

   T O

   5  8

- 2   0

------

 

   T O

   7  6

-  2  5

------

 

   T O

   7  8

-  1  7

------

Research your favourite animal from the story and find out 2 facts about them!

Monday 1st June

We hope that you have all had a lovely week off enjoying the sunshine and spending time with your family.  This week, many of the activities will be based around the theme 'Friendship'.

Literacy

Listen to the story 'Sharing a Shell' by one of our much loved authors, Julia Donaldson:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KuSl9eXgpk

After listening to the story, what is the moral of the story?

We have attached a document to give you an idea of what we would like you to make notes about which you will refer back to later on in the week.  Your ideas do not have to be completed on the sheet, you could split a piece of paper into five sections and answer the questions.

Maths

This week, you are going to work out subtraction calculations using column subtraction.

Example:

   T O

   3 4 → 3 0 + 4

-  1  1 → 1 0 + 1   -

   2  3      20 +  3 =  2 3

Remember after you have partitioned the numbers, you are subtracting not adding!

Write the four calculations down on a piece of paper to work out.

  T O

   2  6

-  1  3

_____

   T O

   3  5

- 1   0

------

   T O

   4  6

-  2  2

------

   T O

   5  8

-  2  4

------

Draw a picture of a character from the story who you would like to be friends with and explain why.

Friday 22nd May 

 Miss Birch and Miss Smith would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work this half term. From our chats over the phone we know how hard you friends have been working and how you have all been heroes by staying home and staying safe! We wish you all a happy half term!

Online learning will resume from 1st June 2020. 

Design a kindness postcard for a friend or family member you haven't seen for a while. On one side, you could write a lovely message for them that will make them smile. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. One the back, you could design a lovely picture. 

 

The next activity is a gratitude drawing task. You are going to drawn things that you appreciate. 

  1. Draw something that makes you happy
  2. Draw something that you couldn't live without 
  3. Draw someone who helps you 
  4. Draw something that makes you smile 
  5. Draw something you love to do 
  6. Draw something you are thankful for
  7. Draw someone you love 
  8. Draw something you think is fun 
  9. Draw something that makes you feel good 
  10. Draw something that makes you laugh

Dance along to some of our favourite 'wake up shake up' songs! 

Get Funky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6YbSxMhsQ0

Shake your Sillies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0

Fight Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40uEcTuqIvM

Thursday 21st May

Following on from watching and listening to the two videos by Marcus Pfister, write down which story was your favourite and why. Use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and conjunctions (and, but, because).

Make some stick puppets using card, paper, glue, scissors, sellotape, pencils, felt tips, tin foil and act out your favourite story. Your sister, brother or grown up may want to join you!

 

Fold a piece of paper into four and draw the Earth in the middle of the page, then write and draw four different ways how you can make the world a kinder place.

 

Design a kindness calendar by splitting a large piece of paper into squares and write kind acts on each square, for example: complete one chore for your grown up, make your grown up smile, teach someone a new skill. You may want to colour in each square when you have completed the kind act.  When all the squares are coloured, I think you will deserve a little treat for ALL your kindness!

 

Access Kidz Bop High Hopes Dance Along https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohga4SS1xOc

 

Wednesday 20th May

Story Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQbO9h8cRyw

Watch and listen to the story, 'The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale'.

How does the Rainbow Fish solve the misunderstanding?

What is the moral of the story? 

 

Friendship Recipe 

Create a friendship recipe! 

Each instruction must begin with a verb. In school we would describe these to the children as an 'action' word or a 'busy' word. Examples of verbs are: put, mix, stir, sprinkle, add,  

Ingredients that you might put into your recipe are: kindness, loyalty, respect, teamwork, love, smiles, fun, encouragement, sharing

An example of a recipe:

Add a sprinkle of kindness 

Mix a spoonful of respect 

Stir in a cupful of smiles

Sprinkle a pinch of teamwork 

Put it in the oven and bake with love!

Tuesday 19th May

Story Time

This is one of our favourite stories and I’m sure you will all enjoy!

Watch and listen to the story, ‘The Rainbow Fish’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFORvXhub28

What was special about Rainbow Fish?

How did the Little Blue Fish feel and explain why.

What advice did the Octopus give Rainbow Fish?

How did Rainbow Fish feel at the end of the story?

After listening to the story, what did you learn?

 

Art

Design your own Rainbow Fish, use materials that you have in your house: card, paper, scissors, glue, felt tip pens, tin foil, paint and pencils.

 

Discussion Time

Similar to our kindness jar, every day this week write down how you are feeling, any thoughts you may have and put them into a jar. 

You and your grown up could have some quiet time together to discuss your thoughts and feelings… the aim is to make your feelings known and hopefully by the end of the discussion, you feel much happier!

 

I Am An Amazing Person!

Complete the sheet below by writing sentences and drawing pictures.

 

 

 

Monday 18th May 

If we were in school, we would be having a creativity week as we approach the end of Summer 1. This week is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme is ‘Kindness’. Over the next few days there will be some tasks linked to the theme for you all to complete and enjoy!

Today we would like you to create a kindness cloud for a family member or a friend in your class. Below is an example! Cut out a cloud shape using white paper or card and some scissors. You'll also need to cut out some rainbow coloured strips. Inside the cloud write your friends name. On each strip of paper write an adjective to describe your friend. Think of words that are kind and would make someone feel happy. 

Challenge: If you would like a challenge, try to write an adjective beginning with each letter in your friends name! 

 

Complete a Joe Wicks workout this morning to get your body moving and your heart racing!

 

Friday 15th May

Literacy

Read the non-fiction text above 'Sunflower Plant Life Cycle', don’t worry if you find this job rather tricky, you may ask your grown up to help you.

Once you have read the text, we would like you to complete the questions below. The stars show the differentiation in ability, 1 star has the easiest questions and 3 stars have the hardest questions! Remember to answer your questions in full sentences where you can using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Maths

(Drawing the objects may help you work out the answers.)

Use your knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times timetables to complete these word problems: 

  1. Sally buys seven cinema tickets costing £2 each. How much does she spend?
  2. Pat has four plant pots. She wants to plant two beans in each pot. How many beans must she buy?
  3. There are nine sunflowers in the garden. Each sunflower has five petals. How many petals do the sunflowers have altogether?
  4. A bus can take ten people on a school trip. If three buses arrive at the same time, how many people arrive in total?
  5. There are 5 pirates on a ship, each pirate has eight parrots. How many parrots are there altogether?

 

Access the website and click onto ‘Life in the Rainforest’ BBC Key Stage One, enjoy! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64pk

Thursday 14th May 

Literacy

Watch and listen to the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard' and answer the questions below, use the text to find your answers! Write down the answers by starting the sentence with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. If you can, try and write the answers in a full sentence, but don’t worry if not because this is very tricky! Good Luck!

(Your grown up may have to help you by pausing parts of the story, so you can answer the questions)

https://youtu.be/Eu9mPX7DuLA

1. Discuss with your grown up the job of the author and illustrator.

2. Can you identify the adjectives used to describe the hen?

3. Why do you think the ladybird never said a word?

4. Which animals will Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh have to pass to get to the prize cow? (The answer to this question is on the page with the plan & the map!)

5. What time of day was it when Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh crept into the farm yard?

6. How did the animals trick the thieves? 

7. What animal noise did the cat make?

8. What animals noise did the hen make?

9. Why is SPLOSH! in bold?

10. How do you think the thieves are feeling at the end of the story?

Maths

 Use your knowledge of your 2, 5 and 1o timetable to complete these word problems. 

1. Harry has 5 bags of sweets. There are 1o sweets in each bag. How many sweets does Harry have in total? 

2. Motorbikes have 2 wheels. How many wheels would 6 motorbikes have?

3. All 4 judges gave the dancer 5 marks. How many marks did the dancer get altogether? 

4. The zoo has 6 fields. There are 5 animals in each field. How many animals are in the zoo in total?

5. There are 4 sausages in a pack. Bobby buys 2 packs. How many sausages does he have altogether? 

 

Design a poster which shows everything a human needs to stay healthy. Remember to include healthy foods, water, exercise and rest! 

 

Wednesday 13th May

Literacy

Watch and listen to the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and answer the questions below, use the text to find your answers! Write down the answers by starting the sentence with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. If you can, try and write the answers in a full sentence, but don’t worry if not because this is very tricky! Good Luck!

(Your grown up may have to help you by pausing parts of the story, so you can answer the questions)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf3OHNUiG4k

 

  1. Who is the author and what is their job?
  2. Who is the illustrator and what is their job?
  3. Where is the jungle dance?
  4. Why did Gerald feel sad when he arrived at the jungle dance?
  5. When Gerald walked onto the dance floor, were the other animals kind/unkind and why?
  6. How did he describe the moon?
  7. Who helped Gerald?
  8. How did Gerald feel when he was dancing?
  9. How did the animals feel when they saw Gerald dancing?
  10. Did you enjoy the story ? yes     no 

 

Maths

Using your knowledge, complete the 5 x and 10 x table calculations on Hit The Button.

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

Challenge!!

Work out the word problems:

(You could draw the objects to help you work out the answer, show your working out)

1.  There are 5 packs of coloured pencils with 2 different colours, how many coloured pencils are there in total?

2.  I bought 10 packets of sweets and in one packet, there are 5 sweets.  How many sweets do I have altogether?

3.  My bookcase has 5 shelves and 2 books on each shelf. How many books are on my bookcase?

 

Design a healthy meal by drawing a plate onto a piece of paper, add colour and label each ingredient you have included.

Tuesday 12th May  

Literacy

Today, we would like you to read The Zoo Vet below. Don't worry if you find this difficult, it is a tricky job so you can get some help from an adult if you need it. 

Once you have read the text, we would like you to complete the questions below. The stars show the differentiation in ability, 1 star has the easiest questions and 3 stars has the hardest questions! Remember to answer your questions in full sentences where you can using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. luck!

 

Maths

Following on from yesterday we are going to recap repeated addition and multiplication.

Using your knowledge, complete the 2 x table calculations on Hit The Button.

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

 

Go onto Youtube and dance to 'Shake Your Sillies Out' by The Learning Station, one of our favourite wake up shake up dances! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0

Please look out for the slideshow today under the tab: Miss Birch's Class, then Our Work, enjoy!

Monday 11th May

Literacy

This week, we are going to focus on comprehension.

Watch and listen to the story, ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson,

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

Listen and watch very carefully because you have some questions to answer about the story. Write down the answers by starting the sentence with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. If you can, try and write the answers in a full sentence, but don’t worry if not because this is very tricky! Good Luck!

(Your grown up may have to help you by pausing parts of the story, so you can answer the questions)

  1. Who did Monkey lose?
  2. Which animal did Monkey meet second?
  3. How did the Monkey describe the Elephant?
  4. What would Monkey’s mum like to eat? (rather than swallow a fly!)
  5. How does Monkey’s mum move?
  6. Why is an exclamation mark used at the end of the sentence, No! ?
  7. Which insect says, ‘none of my babies look like me’ ?
  8. How does Monkey feel at the end of the story and why?
  9. Did you like the story? yes           no    
  10. Can you name another book by the same author, Julia Donaldson.

 

Maths

Today, we are going to re-cap repeated addition.

Draw the table below on a piece of paper and complete until you get to 10 x 2 and you will have 10 ladybirds in a line with 2 spots each which equals 20. Draw the ladybirds each time to help you!

 

1 ladybird has 2 spots.

Adalia bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) | UK Beetle Recording

Adalia bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) | UK Beetle Recording

2

1 x 2 = 2

 

2 ladybirds have 4 spots.

2 + 2

 

 

 

2 x 2 = 4

Challenge yourself to make a list of things around your house/garden with every letter of the alphabet, start with A, B, C etc.

Please can I remind you to send a photograph of your child doing their busy jobs to:  nbirch@seatonacademy.co.uk

Thursday 7th May & Friday 8th May 

Take a look at the VE Day PowerPoint to learn about the celebrations following World War 2. 

Here are some jobs to enjoy based on VE Day:

  • Design and create a war medal.. you could draw this on paper or you can find some materials at home to make one. Perhaps you could use tinfoil so that it is lovely and shiny!
  • Design some bunting to decorate your homes.
  • Can you use some chalk to draw some colourful fireworks?
  • Write a list of your favourite party food!
  • Help your grown-up to prepare some food for a VE Day party! 
  • DISCUSS how you think it would feel when the war finally ended?
  • Write a postcard to a family member about your VE Day celebrations and draw a picture of the celebration on the back.

 

Wednesday 6th May

Literacy

Now, you will know many facts about mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and today we would like you to find out facts about fish by watching the following videos:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

https://www.theschoolrun.com/learning-about-animals-in-primary-school

Then write 3 interesting sentences about fish and name 3 examples.

You may want to add these to a new section in your booklet from yesterday. Remember to use: bullet points, (to present your information) capital letters for the beginning of every sentence (in this case the beginning of every bullet point), full stops, finger spaces, conjunctions (and, but, because).

Maths

Practise counting in steps of 2 from 0 to 20, steps of 10 from 0 to 100 and steps of 5 from 0 to 50.

Today, we are going to think about writing multiplication calculations as repeated addition calculations.

Tip- when writing the calculations down e.g. 3 x 2 , say and write 3 lots of 2,      2 + 2 + 2 = 6.  Lots of is another word for multiply, when you have written the calculation using +, at the end of the calcuation write = and work out the answer.

For example:

5 x 2 = 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 10

3 x 10 = 10 + 10 + 10 = 30

4 x 5 = 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 20

To complete, using + :

4 x 2 =                         

7 x 2 =

9 x 2 =

8 x 2 =

2 x 10 =

7 x 10 =

9 x 10 =

2 x 5 =

6 x 5 =

8 x 5 =

Get moving and dancing by accessing the video- 'If Animals Danced' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ePPeUbwSs

 

 

Tuesday 5th May

Literacy

Following on from yesterday's job, we would like you to watch the videos about amphibians and reptiles. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

https://www.theschoolrun.com/learning-about-animals-in-primary-school

Then write 3 interesting sentences about amphibians and reptiles and name 3 examples of each animal.

You may want to add these to a new section in your booklet from yesterday. Remember to use: bullet points, (to present your information) capital letters for the beginning of every sentence (in this case the beginning of every bullet point), full stops, finger spaces, conjunctions (and, but, because).

Maths

Today, write down and complete the calculations:

1 x 5=

2 x 5=

3 x 5=

4 x 5=

5 x 5= 

6 x 5=

7 x 5=

8 x 5=

9 x 5=

10 x 5=

11 x 5=

12 x 5=

These can be worked out in a different ways, but try to count in steps of 5 to work out the answer... For example: 6 x 5,  put 6 fingers up and count in steps of 5.

Can you spot a pattern?

Challenge: can you count from 100 to 0 backwards in steps of 5?

 

Think about many different ways how you can make sound, for example by clapping, tapping knees, stomping feet, try and think about a repeated pattern using sound and action.

Can you record your repeated pattern on paper using symbols to represent each sound/action?

See if someone in your house can follow your repeated pattern using the symbols you have created. 

Monday 4th May

We are now well into the the first half of the Summer Term and, as we plan this, there are no published details of how and when schools are to re-open.
All children, in every year group and every class have been provided with daily activities to do at home. We are all missing school and seeing our friends and we have had an idea to try and get to see you again safely...
This week, as you are doing one of the activities at home with your children, we would like to invite you to take a photograph and email it to your class teacher (the address to use will be listed below)
Each class teacher will then make a slide show and post it onto their class page on the website for everyone to see.
Please note the following :
*You do not have to do this, it is completely optional.
*Please just send one picture as we are restricted to 30 images to make a slideshow and will only use one photo of each child.
*We will need to set a deadline so that we can make and publish the slideshow. This will be 12 PM FRIDAY 8th MAY.
*For safeguarding reasons please consider where you take the photo and how your child is dressed.
So as you are busy doing your jobs this week take a photograph and send it via email to your child’s teacher. It will be a lovely way for the children to see some of their friends faces and we also look forward to seeing them all too.
The class slideshows will be available to view on the school website at the end of the week by selecting the individual class teachers page and then looking in the “our work” section
We look forward to receiving your photos throughout the week.
Please send your photograph to nbirch@seatonacademy.co.uk

Literacy

This week, we are going link Science into our Literacy jobs by writing about animals.

Today, we would like you to watch the video and research mammals and birds.  Access the videos:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

https://www.theschoolrun.com/learning-about-animals-in-primary-school

There is a quiz to complete after the BBC bite size video.

Then write 3 interesting sentences about mammals and birds and name 3 examples of each animal.

You can do this as a booklet if you wish by folding the paper in half and draw lines to write on, use: bullet points, (to present your information) capital letters for the beginning of every sentence (in this case the beginning of every bullet point), full stops, finger spaces, conjunctions (and, but, because).

 

(Example)

Mammals

  • All mammals have hair or fur.
  • They all give birth to babies.
  • Did you know that bats are the only mammal which can fly?
  • Humans, lions and dogs are mammals.

 

Maths

 This week, we are going to focus on multiplication and repeated addition.

Today, write down and complete the calculations:

1 x 10=

2 x 10=

3 x 10=

4 x 10=

5 x 10= 

6 x 10=

7 x 10=

8 x 10=

9 x 10=

10 x 10=

11 x 10=

12 x 10=

These can be worked out in a different ways, but try to count in steps of 10 to work out the answer... For example: 6 x 10, put 6 fingers up and count in steps of 10.

Can you spot a pattern?

Challenge: can you count from 100 to 0 backwards in steps of 10?

 

Think about many different ways how you can make sound, for example by clapping, tapping knees, stomping feet, try and think about a repeated pattern using sound and movement.

Can you teach your grown up your repeated pattern?

For example, you may perform: 1 clap, 2 stomps, 3 taps, 1 clap, 2 stomps, 3 taps,

 

Friday 1st May

Take a look at this video clip. It is a news report about Captain Tom Moore and is very interesting!

Captain Tom Moore fundraising news story

https://bbc.in/2Y0hMsC

Once you have watched the video, can you come up with 5 questions you would like to ask Captain Tom if you were lucky enough to meet him? You might want to start your question with a question word such as why, what, when, who, where. If you write your questions down, remember to start each question with a capital letter and use a question mark at the end.

Design your own Superhero Teddy

John Lewis and Waitrose are asking children of all ages to help create a 'Super-Bear' cuddly toy, to honour frontline workers and raise critical funds for the NHS.

The competition launched Friday 24th April, is giving children two weeks to submit their designs. The brands are asking for toy ideas 'that celebrate the spirit and fortitude of the fearless men and women working on the frontline during the Covid 19 crisis'

To enter, creations must be shared on social media using the hashtag #DesignYourSuperBear

The winning design will be turned into a real toy, to be sold exclusively in both Waitrose and John Lewis with 100% profits going to the NHS. The toy will go on sale in October as one of the brands iconic Christmas stuffed toys.

Martin George, Marketing Director for the John Lewis Partnership, commented in a release:

“The acts of gratitude demonstrated by the public towards frontline workers, from the thousands of “thank you” pictures to Thursday evening clapping, shows how deep our nation’s love for the NHS goes. We’ve already been supporting the NHS and critical workers in a number of ways, but we want to make a lasting contribution that demonstrates our appreciation for those who are on the front line."

 

Thursday 30th April

Over the next two days, our home learning activities will be based on the fantastic, Captain Tom Moore who is celebrating his 100th birthday today!

Many people are helping to make a positive difference to the world at this time which is excellent and it is certainly making us ALL smile!

Have a discussion with your grown up and ask questions that you would like to know: Who is Tom Moore? Why is he famous?

Design a poster explaining why Tom Moore is famous and include a picture of him. 

We would like you to display the poster in your window, so that all of the friends can keep a close eye out for them when they are out walking, so try to make it bright and colourful! Use felt tips, scissors, pencils anything you may like to include!

 

Challenges for you to complete:

Good luck!

Can you count to 100 forwards, then backwards?

Can you set yourself a special PE challenge, for example it could be making a little obstacle course involving star jumps, twirls, press ups, balancing, throwing and catching a ball,

Maybe use chalk to write numbers of how many to complete or draw a circle and try to aim a ball into the circle, be creative!

 

Wednesday 29th April

Literacy 

Today you are going to apply your knowledge of phonics and high frequency words to play some games which require you to read lots and lots of words. 

Visit  https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Your grown-up will need to create a FREE account and then you can access all of the games! 

The first game I would like you to play is 'sighties' which is a high frequency word pop-up game. See how many you can get right!

Once you have completed this job, can you choose a new high frequency word from the game that you have not used before and try to put it into a sentence? Make sure you have a capital letter, finger spaces, full stops and a conjunction if possible (and, but,because). Remember to spell your high frequency word correctly!

Maths

Using your knowledge from this week, you are going to look at multiplication. 

Write down these calculations:

1 x 2=

2 x 2=

3 x 2=

4 x 2=

5 x 2= 

6 x 2=

7 x 2=

8 x 2=

9 x 2=

10 x 2=

11 x 2=

12 x 2=

These can be worked out in a different ways but try to count in steps of 2 to work out the answer... For example: put 7 fingers up and count each finger in steps of 2. 

  

Today we are going to use our Geography skills again. Think back to the last time you went to the seaside, beach or the shore. Draw the features of these places... such as sand, pier, sea etc! Once you have done that job, have a go at cutting each picture out into square pieces and with an adult, try to sort the cards into whether the features are human or physical. 

Tuesday 28th April

Literacy

 

Write sentences using the phase 3 tricky words on paper using: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and conjunctions if possible (and, but, because).

Extension: Use the phase 4/5 tricky words to write sentences.

 

Design a bingo card, using one piece of paper, split your paper into 6 and write down 6 words using ou and ow sounds (cloud, cow). You may even draw a picture as well.

Play bingo by circling the words as your grown up calls them out.

 

Maths

 

Practise counting in steps of 2, from 0 to 20. What do you notice about the numbers, do you spot a pattern?

 Set a timer for one minute, your grown up can ask you questions based on doubles and see what score you get. Swap roles and see if you beat your grown up!

Access the game by clicking on the middle of the dartboard to reveal the question and type the answer on the outside of the dartboard.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=dartboarddoublesandhalves

 

Following on from designing your map, can you identify any human and physical features?

A human feature is man-made e.g. house and a physical feature is made up of its natural environment and is something that was already there e.g. hill.

 

Monday 27th April

Literacy

This week we are going to focus on spelling.

Access: www.phonicsplay.co.uk. The children will be familiar with these games. Select any sounds from Phase 3, 4 or 5.

Username: march20
Password: home

Once you have complete the games, choose three or four alternative spellings for one sound, e.g. ai, ay and a_e or ee, ea, e_e, ey

Split your sheet into columns and give each column a heading. Have a go at writing words using alternative spellings for the same sounds. See how many words you can come up with!

 

Maths 

This week we are going to focus on repeated addition. 

On a piece of paper complete doubling facts to 20. Extension 50.

In school we record doubles like this:

 7→ 14

Doubles can be worked out in a different ways. You can put 7 in your head, put 7 fingers up and count on until you get to the answer (14) or you can put up 7 fingers and count in steps of 2. 

If it helps, you can also use apparatus and double this... you could use pencils or any other small objects you have a lot of at home!

 

Have a go on Hit The Button doubles and see how many you can score in 1 minute!

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

If you haven't already, design a stone and put it on the cycle path near to school when you are out on your walk! You could write a short message on the stone for your friends and the teachers to see! We are looking forward to seeing them!

 

Friday 24th April

Literacy

Listen to/ read your favourite nursery rhyme. Can you identify any rhyming words? Can you think of more rhyming words? Are there any adjectives used in the nursery rhyme?

Use actions and perform the nursery rhyme to your grown up.

 

The websites below include nursery rhymes and games to complete.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/nursery-rhymes

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/nursery_rhymes/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Maths

Today, we are going to put your super skills to the test and review what you have been doing in Maths this week.  Adapt the questions where necessary to make it easier or more challenging for your child.

 

Partition

T O

1 7 10 + 7

 

T O

1 9 →

T O

2 8 →

T O

3 6 →

T O

48  →

H T O

1 2 9  →

H T O

1 8 3  → 

 

Column Addition

  T O

+  1 5 10 + 5

    1 1 10 + 1

    2 6   20 + 6 = 26

 

      T O

     + 1 3 →

        2 5

        ___

 

      T O

    +  2 4 →

        2 2

       ___

 

(Getting  much trickier now, this task involves carrying ten)

 T O      

+  1 9 → 10 + 9

    1 2 10 + 2

    3 1     30 +  1 = 31

               10    

       

      T O

    + 2 5

      1  6

      ___

   

     T O

   + 3 2

     2 9

     ___

 

When you go outside for a walk/jog/bike ride today or this weekend, make a map showing places/things that you passed along your way for example the Church, trees, flower beds and  benches.

Thursday 23rd April 

Literacy 

Using your word bank, can you write a poem about the animal of your choice? Each line of your poem should begin with a capital letter and there should be a comma or some other punctuation at the end of each line. If you want your poem to rhyme, make sure your rhyming words are at the end of each line. 

Here is an example using the word bank below:

Elephant 

The elephant is big and strong, 

His ears are GIANT, 

His trunk is  long. 

 

Maths

Today in Maths, you are going to continue to solve column addition calculations. Create 5 calculations to complete! 

T O

+  1 5 → 10 + 5

    1 1 10 + 1

    2 6   20 + 6 = 26

Extension:

We are going to look at how to carry 10 over. Some friends may have already done this in the classroom, others will have not. There is no pressure to do this extension activity, if you feel it is too difficult for your child.

   T O      

+  1 9 → 10 + 9

    1 2 10 + 2

    3 1     30 +  1 = 31

              10            

When solving column addition, we always start from the ones column. As you can see here, the calculation is 9+2 which = 11.

11 is made up of two digits, one digit is worth 10, and the other digit is worth 1.  

Take the digit worth 1 and place it into the ones column, Take the digit worth 10 and place it BELOW the tens column. 

When adding up the tens column to find the overall answer, you must remember to add the extra 10 on. 

Perform your poem to your family using expression and actions!

Wednesday 22nd April

Literacy

This week, we are concentrating on rhyme and poetry.  Today, you are going to make a word bank in preparation for your poem. 

You can choose your favourite jungle animal, thinking about:

What noises does your animal make? How does your animal move? What does your animal look like?

In your word bank (list of words) include adjectives (describing words) and you can include rhyming words too.

For example,

GIANT ears

grey

huge

two pointy tusks

long trunk

mud thud

loud stomp

 

Maths

Using your super mathematical skills, you are going to practise partitioning numbers involving addition.

Ask your grown up to write 5 addition calculations, involving adding two, 2-digit numbers, writing the numbers underneath each other.  First partition the numbers, add up the ones and then add up the tens.  Next add both numbers together.

 

  T O

+  1 5 → 10 + 5

    1 1 10 + 1

    2 6   20 + 6 = 26

 

Make a jungle animal mask, using:

card, scissors, felt tip pens, pencils anything you may like to include. You could use a lollipop stick to hold it in place.  Have fun acting!

 

Tuesday 21st April

Literacy

Following on from yesterday, access the 'Rumble in the Jungle story again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2-O1LkCzpM

Choose your favourite animal from the story and have a go at saying some rhyming couplets out loud about the animal. A rhyming couplet is a pair of lines in poetry where the final words on each line rhyme with each other. Rhyming couplets don't always make sense and you can make them as silly as you like!

Some examples of some simple rhyming couplets might be: 

The lion's roar is loud

He is very proud

 

The hippo is fat 

He falls in the mud with a splat!

 

The monkey swings from trees

He likes to eat his fleas!

Once you have had a go at saying some silly rhyming couplets out loud, have a go at writing one down! Remember that your rhyming words should be at the end of each line, so once you have written your rhyming word, always start a new line. Rhyming words sound the same when spoken, they don't necessarily have to be spelt the same- you can use your knowledge of phonics to use alternative spellings for different sounds!

Each line must start with a capital letter and you must use some punctuation at the end of the second line- whether this be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation mark! 

Maths

Following on from yesterday, repeat the task to ensure you feel confident with partitioning numbers. After today we are going to move onto something new which will involve using partitioning numbers.

T O

1 7 → 10 + 7

Write down ten numbers between 10 and 50 and partition the numbers as set out above, remembering T O for tens and ones.

If you want a challenge, write down ten numbers between 10 and 99 and partition.

(Partitioning is identifying the value of the number by splitting the number into parts; today we are splitting the number into tens and ones.)

Extension:

H T O 

1  2  5→ 100 + 20 + 5

Write down 10 numbers between 100 and 999 and partition the numbers as set out above, remember H T O for hundreds, tens and ones.

Ensure you use the correct place value for each number. Each time we show a bigger number, we add one column to the left and we know it is 10 times bigger than the column on the right. 

 

Practise your throwing and catching skills today using a ball/beanbag/pair of socks or anything you can find. Throw the item up in the air and practise catching it without dropping it on the floor. Once you get better at this job, you could add a clap in the middle to make it more challenging. 

Monday 20th April

Literacy

Access the video to listen to the story ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2-O1LkCzpM

When you are listening to the story, see if you can identify any rhyming words… your grown up may be able to help you by pausing parts of the story.

Write a rhyming string for the following words:

bug         sun           log         tree          snake         roar

(A rhyming string shows the words that rhyme written next to each other separated by a comma, for example bug, hug, mug)

If you want to identify many rhyming words by playing a game, you can access the washing line rhyming game:

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/washing_line_rhyme_US.swf

Maths

T O

1 7 → 10 + 7

Write down ten numbers between 10 and 50 and partition the numbers as set out above, remembering T O for tens and ones.

If you want a challenge, write down ten numbers between 10 and 99 and partition.

(Partitioning is identifying the value of the number by splitting the number into parts; today we are splitting the number into tens and ones.)

 

Guess who game: using your body, move from one side of the room/garden like a jungle animal and ask your grown up to guess which animal you are.

You could swap roles, so you have the chance to guess!

 

 

*Keep your eyes peeled for a special video that will be posted on our Facebook page today featuring all the staff*

Friday 17th April

Literacy

On Friday's in school, we would usually carry out a piece of extended writing. This allows the children to apply their knowledge from the week to their work. 

Today, write a story. If you would like to use your imagination you can always make up your own story about your animal from this week or  you can read a story you have at home and have a go at re-telling that story. 

Before you start you can plan your story in pictures. You could draw 1 picture from each point below! 

  1. You will need to think of a story opener e.g. Once upon a time, One day, One lovely/sunny/rainy/windy day. 
  2. You will need to describe the setting and characters with adjectives- your work from yesterday will help! 
  3. You should include a problem that the main character has to overcome- Does he/she meet someone scary? Does he/she help to save somebody?
  4. What happens to the main character after facing the problem? Does he/she make a new friend? Is he/she scared? 
  5. What is the moral of the story? What did the character learn? 

Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and conjunctions to extend your sentences. You should all try to use adjectives. Some friends can try to use commas in a list.

There is no right or wrong answer, and the story doesn't have to be really long! Just have a go and try your best at including all 5 of the points.

Maths 

Today, to consolidate your knowledge of number bonds, access hit the button and see if you can beat your previous scores. Remember the different ways you have used this week to work out the given answers. You can count on using your fingers or subtract the smallest number from the largest number.

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

 

Make a den in your house or your garden and do something fun inside! You could listen to your favourite song or read a story!

Thursday 16th April

Literacy

Based on the animal you have researched, write a description of the animal using capital letters, full stops, conjunctions (and, but, because) and adjectives (describing words). Some friends may use commas in a list when describing the animal. 

 

Maths

This week we are working out number bonds in different ways.

Today, work out number bonds as missing numbers by putting the number at the beginning of the calculation in your head and count on using your fingers until you get to the answer that the calculation equals.

1 + _ = 10

Using this method, work out the numbers bonds to 10 and 20.

Extension work out the number bonds to 30.

Access hit the button game and see if you can beat your score:

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

 

Think about a place that is special to you, somewhere you feel safe, relaxed and happy. Draw a picture of your special place.

 

Wednesday 15th April

Literacy 

Following on from yesterdays task, can you draw picture of the animal you researched and label their body parts?

Maths 

Ask your grown-up to prepare some missing number calculations for you which total to 10, extension: 20. 

For example: 

2 + _ = 10

3+ _ = 10

To work out the missing number, you must start with the biggest number in your head and subtract the smallest number to find the missing number. At the end, add up both numbers to ensure the answer is correct.  

Complete the Joe Wick's workout at 9am!

 

Tuesday 14th April

Literacy  

Non-Fiction writing

Choose one animal and research facts about this animal. You could use books, some of the websites below and you could also ask your grown up to see if they know any interesting facts! Then write three facts about the animal using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and conjunctions (and, but, because).

www.ducksters.com

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/animals/

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals.html

 

Maths

Number Bonds

Using your fingers, work out the number bonds to 10 then 20. Try and write the calculations, for example

1 + 9 = 10

2 + 8 =10

(Number bonds are two numbers added together to equal a given number)

Access hit the button number bond game, see if you can beat your grown up!

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

Extension: Look carefully at the calculations and see if you can spot a pattern.

 

Create a family kindness jar, the aim is to fill the jar full of kindness by writing down every time someone does/says something kind... write it down and then put it into the jar.  When the jar is full of kindness, you all deserve a special treat!

 

Monday 30th March

Today should be the first day of our two week Easter break but, as you all know, we are all experiencing very significant disruption and changes all around us. We thought very carefully about what our provision for setting up "Home Learning" would look like when we realized school closures would become inevitable. Our activities/tasks are being added daily by the teachers. This was to try and avoid an overload and they are based on the activities that the children would have been doing had they been in school with their teachers, TAs and friends. 

With this in mind, during what would have been the Easter Holidays, we have decided to give children and families a little break from the planned daily activities until April 14th when the Summer Term would have resumed.

Use this time to do things you want to do together as a family. Go for your daily walk (Keep looking for Bears!), spend time making things, draw pictures, read stories and have fun. Use everyday events and conversations as learning opportunities by involving your children, talk about the things you are doing.

We, as adults, are having to adapt to a very different and much more restricted way of life and it is not proving easy. Young children are very good at adapting quickly but it is also important to remember that their routine has also been significantly disrupted by not being at school and/or interacting with their friends and extended families.

The VLE remains online for families that still wish to access it and I'm sure many of you have discovered lots of other learning opportunities and resources that others have

shared.

Thank you for your support and understanding during the last few weeks and we are all just looking forward to seeing everyone back at school just as soon as its safe for us all to do so.  We would like to wish you a very different but Happy Easter.

Please take care and stay safe.

 

Friday 27th March

Literacy

Use the high frequency/tricky word sheet that you have at home (or refer to the reading diary) and with your family create a game of bingo. Choose 6 words of your choice and write them down on a piece of paper. Circle the words on your sheet as they are called out! You can play for a line first and then a full board. 

Access: www.phonicsplay.co.uk to play 'Picnic on Pluto'. The children will be familiar with this game. Selected any sounds from Phase 3, 4 or 5.

Username: march20
Password: home

Maths

Use your number cards to make 10 of your own subtraction calculations and write them down on some paper. Subtract a single digit number from a 2 digit number e.g. 27 - 5 = Make sure the biggest number is always first when subtracting! 

 

Using some paper and pens/pencils/stickers/paint you can find in your house, design an easter card and write a kind message inside for your family. 

Thursday 26th March

Literacy

Access phonicsbloom.com, click onto Phase 3 Games, then Alien Escape.  Look at the picture and make the word by dragging and dropping the correct letters to spell the word correctly.  Think carefully about phonics sounds.

Extension: Try Phase 4 Games- Alien Escape.  

Maths

Using your number cards, mix them into a random order and choose four cards at a time, putting the numbers in order from largest to smallest, saying the numbers out loud as you place them in order.  

Count in steps of 10, from 0-100.

 

Access this website to perform a mini beast dance  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g6hf4

 

 

Wednesday 25th March 

Literacy 

Write a set of instructions for something you have done today... this could be making a sandwich, brushing your teeth, getting dressed, baking a cake etc.

Remember to use capital letters for the beginning of sentences and full stops at the end. Use sequential language (first, next, then, after that) and verbs (get, put, go) to start each instruction. 

Maths

Use your number cards to make 10 of your own addition calculations and write them down on some paper. Add together a 2 digit number and a single digit number e.g. 27 + 5 = Put the biggest number in your head and the single digit on your fingers, then count on. 

(Extension: Make 4 of your own column addition calculations. Remember to add up the ones first.)

   T O

+ 2 4 -> 20 + 4