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Monday 13th,July

This week is a Celebration Week. You have been doing a lot of new things at home during lockdown as well as practising your existing skills and learning new ones. This week we are going to celebrate who you are and how hard you have worked over the past three and a half months.


First find a piece of paper and draw a picture of yourself as a super hero…..think about the outfit you would like to wear. Perhaps you might have a cape with a logo on, special shoes, a mask or a headdress. When you have finished drawing it, decide on the range of colours you want to use and colour it in. Then underneath write this sentence starter……I am a super hero because and list all the reasons why you think you are super! Perhaps it might be because you always help your family or because you always do your best. Use bullet points and possibly bold, italics or capital letters for effect if you want to stress anything.


Think of a number between 0 and 20 and write it in the middle of a piece of paper. Now round the edge write calculations that have your number as an answer. Think about all the different operations you could use: multiplication, division, addition and repeated addition, subtraction, missing numbers, the inequality sign and you could also think about using your number as an answer for a word problem.


Practise your scientific inquiry skills in a fun way and make predictions in a world of dinosaurs -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/znc3y9q



Tuesday 14th, July

Yesterday you were thinking about all the things you do that make you a super person. Today think about what you have enjoyed learning about over the past few months. Perhaps it was finding out about penguins in the Antarctic or how the teddy bear got its name. Now write down three reasons why you are good at learning. Make sure you write in sentences…. I am really good at learning new things because……… It might be because when someone is talking you make sure you listen really carefully. It might be because you are like a ‘sponge’ and enjoy soaking up new information!

When you have finished design a medal for yourself out of paper or recycled materials.  You might like to use a gold or silver pen or some shiny material. See if you can sellotape some ribbon on so you can wear it. You could perhaps write on your medal …..‘I’m a fantastic learner!


Have a go at the following calculations. Remember to look carefully at the operation as division and multiplication calculations have been mixed together.


5 x 3 =

8 ÷ 2 =

16 ÷ 2 =

24 ÷ 2 =

10 x 3 =

10 ÷ 10 =

30 ÷ 2 =  

4 x 4 =

40 ÷ 2 =

18 x 2 =

20 ÷ 4 =

30 ÷ 5 =

40 ÷ 10 =

100 ÷ 10 =  

11 x 3 =


Revise all you science skills by helping the Galaxy Pugs explore Planet Earth and complete their mission. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/zn7bscw


Wednesday 15th,July

Today think about how unique you are……there is only one of you! It is very important to recognise how special you are and to celebrate it. Can you finish this sentence ?

I am special because ……………….

Write it down on a piece of paper……..you might like to use coloured pens and do it in a different style such as bubble writing. Round the edge you could draw a border as well.


Click on the following link and look at the first two videos which will help you to revise temperature and how to read a thermometer.  Then have a go doing the first activity. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfvfxbk


Watch this short video…….. https://www.bbc.com/ownit/take-control/mahalia-creative  and then think about what you can create. Here are some suggestions …………..

 Make up your own dance routine to your favourite song.

Write your own rap song and perform it to your family.

Make a big rainbow on the floor out of different coloured objects from around the house. Remember the order of the colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When you have finished you could ask a grown up to take a photograph so you will be able to keep it as a memory.

Make medals for your family………you could put a lovely comment about them on the front or back and decorate it with things they would like.


Thursday 16th, July

Today think about your time at Seaton Academy and all the things you have learned whilst you have been there. Then see if you can answer these questions.

What have you enjoyed doing the most at school?

What will you miss the most when you leave?


Moving on to a new school is exciting but sometimes people can be a bit apprehensive about change. It can really help to talk to grown-ups and friends so use this time to think about………….. 

How are you feeling about moving to a new school…………..and ……….

what are you looking forward to doing /learning at your new junior school.


Today click on the same link as you used yesterday and work through activity 2.






Let’s see what you can remember about the bible stories you have been learning about. Click the link to take the quiz!


This quiz will test your knowledge of the religion Christianity, have a go – you’ll be surprised how much you know!





This link will take you to a song written and sung by a friend of Miss Hardman’s, a very talented lady called Amy Morton who is a teaching assistant in Copeland. She wrote this song for the children in Cumbria and to raise money for the NHS during lockdown. Have a listen and see what you think. Why do you think she calls you the Rainbow Children? You can listen to it for free on YouTube but if you really like the song you could ask your grown-ups at home to buy it on iTunes, the money raised will go to supporting the NHS.



Friday 17th, July

This has been your last week at Seaton Academy and in September you will be going to a new school. All the staff would like to say……Well done for working so hard at school and at home.

We will miss you all !



If we were in school we would be playing some games on our last day so here are some on line ones you might like to have a go at……….

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsd8xs/articles/z6vyf4j - This is a pirate bunny adventure game where you can sail round the world and collect golden coins.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zncgvk7 - This is a super hero literacy game.


Art -

You will need: different coloured paper, scissors, a pencil and a sheet of white paper.

Today we are going to make some Lockdown Handprint artwork for you to keep and remember who you were with during the lockdown.

Start by drawing round the hand of each person in your house or who you stayed with during lockdown, if you have different coloured sheets of paper choose a different colour for each person, or if you only have white you can always colour the handprints in different colours. Decorate them if you want to then cut each one out very carefully (don’t cut off any fingers!) and stick them onto the white paper.

You could stack them with the biggest handprint at the bottom and each smaller one on top, or you can position them so that you can see each handprint on its own, it’s up to you! If you want to you can label which hand belongs to who. Somewhere on your sheet, find a space to write “Lockdown 2020” in your very best handwriting. Now you have something special to keep to remember who you spent this time with. Keep it somewhere safe!


Happy holidays everyone………..

And good luck at your new schools ! 


 Monday, 6th July

Think about what you have learnt over the past three weeks about the Antarctic and the Arctic. Today you are going to compare the two locations. Find a piece of paper and divide it in half. In the first section write the title Antarctic at the top and then two sub headings- Animals and Landscape (with space in between.) In the other half write the title Arctic and the same two sub headings.

Then think about what is the same and what is different about the two locations and write down your facts. You might like to organise your information using bullet points. 

These ideas might help you ……. the temperature, the ice and what is underneath it, how animals have adapted to live there (e.g. Do they have thicker skin or blubber?) and whether any people live there or not.



Today we are thinking about triangles. Find a piece of paper, write down the properties of a triangle and then see how many different sorts of triangles you can draw. Can you draw a triangle with a right angle?

Click on the following link and see how many triangles you can make with a dot in the centre.  https://nrich.maths.org/5648  

Click on this link and see if you can use the triangles to make other shapes but remember you can only put a short side next to another short side and only put a long side next to another long side.  https://nrich.maths.org/141


Eating healthily is very important so that you can grow, stay strong and help your body to fight off diseases. Have a look at the following website. Read and watch the videos to find out about different types of food and then have a go at the first activity. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6fc86f



Tuesday, 7th July

Earlier in the year we wrote our own haikus with five syllables on the first line, seven on the second and five on the last line. Today you are going to write one about the Antarctic - the home of the Emperor Penguin. Find a piece of paper and fold it into half. Start by writing a list of adjectives on one side and on the other side think about similes and short phrases.

When you have done that see if you can combine words and phrases together. It is a good idea to try different combinations and edit your work until you are happy with the way your poem sounds.

Remember to tap your lines out to make sure they have the correct number of syllables. When you are happy with your poem give it a title then write it out in your best hand writing, with your name at the bottom. You could then illustrate it.


Yesterday we were looking at triangles.

In the following activity you make new shapes with a special type of triangle that has 3 sides all the same length ….it is called an equilateral triangle. See how many you can make. https://nrich.maths.org/1022/index

Revise the properties of a square then in the following activity see how many you can make by overlapping first three, then four squares on the interactive game. https://nrich.maths.org/143


Today work through activity 2 on Bitesize and design three healthy, balanced meals that you would like to eat using what you learnt yesterday. Remember to include food from the different groups. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6fc86f

Wednesday, 8th July

Today imagine you are a polar bear cub emerging from your ice den. Write about what it feels like to see and experience the outside world for the very first time. You could describe the colour and shape of the sun , what it feels like to have the Arctic wind blowing through your fur, the fun of sliding down a mountain, trekking for hours across ice sheets behind your mother trying to find food and escaping from an adult  male polar bear that wants to eat you!

Remember to use lots of exciting adjectives and a wide range of punctuation.


These maths word problems are about 2D shapes. It might help you to first list all the 2D shapes that you can think of and find any examples that you can so that you can count their corners and sides.


I only have one continuous side. What shape am I ?

I have five sides that are all the same length. What shape am I ?

I have two more sides than a hexagon. What shape am I ?

I have four equal sides. One side measures 4 cm. What shape am I and what is the total length of all my sides?

What would the total length of my sides be if I was double that size?

I have two short sides and two long sides. What shape am I?

One of my sides is 5cm long and one is 10 cm long. What is the total length of all my sides?

I have 5 sides that are different lengths. What shape am I ?

 Now write your own 2D shape word problems.


Today see if you can help your grown up prepare food for you and your family. Talk about what foods help to make us healthy. See if you can recall the different food groups and impress your grown up with your knowledge. Remember to wash your hands well before you start. Perhaps you could also plan a menu for a day of healthy meals for them.


Thursday, 9th July

Today reread through your written work from yesterday and think about how you can improve it. The ability to make your work better by editing it is a really important skill.  Look at the adjectives that you have used……Can you think of any that are more exciting or more effective? Check your range of punctuation……Have you remembered all your capital letters and your full stops? Have you used a wide range of sentence openers and conjunctions?  Make your changes using a different coloured pen.

When you have finished your editing, read through it again to check it still makes sense. When you are happy with your edited work, read it to a grown up and see if they think you have managed to improve it.


Have a go at these 3D shape word problems. It might help you to first list all the 3D shapes that you can think of and find any examples that you can so that you can count their edges, vertices and faces. The last two are challenge questions as each has a missing section!

I have no edges and one curved face. What shape am I?

I have one curved face and two flat circular faces. What shape am I ?

I have five faces, five vertices and eight edges. What shape am I ?

I have six faces, ……..edges and eight corners. What am I ?

I have six faces, two are square and 4 are ………..and I have eight vertices and twelve edges. What shape am I ?

Now write your own 3D word problems.





This video tells the story of the first man and woman on Earth, Adam and Eve. They were created by God and put into a paradise called the Garden of Eden, but something went wrong. Watch the video and find out what happened. Afterwards, think about these questions:

Can you name three things God did when he created the world? Why did he decide to create people? What did the snake convince Eve to do and how did he convince her? What did God do to punish them?


Friday, 10th July


Today we are thinking about alphabetical order. Click on the link and work through the activities. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsv6wnb


Complete these calculations:

30 - 0 - 4 =

10 more than 18

0 times 4

This number has 4 hundreds , 6 tens and 7 ones

Double 19

5 less than 50

Half of 36

This number has 1 hundreds, 8 tens and 8 ones

7 sets of 1

20 takeaway 20

1 times 14

20 greater than 15

This number has 10 tens and 7 ones

60 less than 100

5 times 0

Half of 24 cm

18 divided by 2

A quarter of 20

8 plus ? equals 26



You will need: white or pale coloured paper, a pencil, scissors and something to colour in with.


This video will show you how to make a people paper chain, when you have finished you will have a paper chain of people who look like they’re holding hands! Once you have completed your paper chain you can decorate the people to look like whoever you want – perhaps your family or why not try a chain of your friends? Make more than one and stick them together to make longer chains with more people on.




This link will take you to a song that you all know, it teaches the colours of the rainbow. The only problem is it teaches them in the wrong order! There is a well known saying that helps you remember the colours in order, it goes like this:

Richard of York gave battle in vain.

The first letter of each word is the first letter of the colour, so the R in Richard is the R in Red and so on. See if you can come up with your own sentence to remind you of the order of the colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Try to make the sentence make sense or it will be a lot harder to remember, but making it funny or silly will make it easier to remember!


Monday, 29th June

For the last two weeks we have been finding out about the Antarctic …….now we are going to find out about the Arctic.


Have a look at the information on the website above with your grown up and then see if you can answer these questions:

  1. The Arctic is the most northern…..or the most southern part of the world?
  2. How many different countries make up the Arctic?
  3. What is the reason for the Arctic having a day without any sunshine?
  4. What is the coldest temperature that has been recorded in the Arctic?
  5. How many people live in the Arctic?
  6. What is under the ice sheets?
  7. Name two animals that live in the Arctic?
  8. Why is the narwhal also known as the ‘unicorn of the sea’?
  9. Is the Arctic named after a bear or stars?
  10. Why is the Arctic so important?


Ask your grown up to test you on the spellings that you learnt last week.


Click on the following link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdfq4xs and use your knowledge of centimetres and metres to answer the questions.

Today work through the questions and activity 1.


Tuesday 30th, June



Have a look at the video link above then see if you can write down five fascinating facts that you have learnt about polar bears. Remember to use the features of non- fiction texts such as bullet points and bold.


Click on the same link as yesterday https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdfq4xs and use your knowledge of centimetres and metres to answer the questions.

Work through Activity 2 and then the games in Activity 3, starting off on the bronze level and see if you can get to the gold level!


Design an outfit that would keep you warm and safe if you were visiting the Arctic. Remember to label it and explain the reasons for your design.

Think about what materials you would choose and their suitability…..you are going to need to be insulated and be able to walk on sheets so ice so your design for your footwear is important so you don’t slip.


Wednesday 1st, July




The video links above tell you all about how the mother polar bear looks after her young. Today you are going to make a labelled drawing.  Find a piece of paper and draw a picture of a polar bear and her cub in the middle, then draw five lines coming from the polar bears out to the sides. At the end of each line write a fact that you have learnt today about polar bear cubs and their mothers.


See if you can design an ‘Arctic’ fitness course in/outside your house. You could pretend that going up and down stairs could be going up/down a mountain. Jumping over/on pillows could be negotiating an ice flow, sliding underneath a sheet could be like swimming underneath an ice sheet. You could lay out a skipping rope or piece of string and putting one foot directly in front of the other balance across it and that could be crossing a crevasse. Use your imagination to turn everyday objects into an ice world. Remember to include a range of activities and skills to get your heart pumping.


Click on this link to practise your measuring skills:



Thursday 2nd, July

Find a piece of paper and list all the different ways polar bears have adapted so they can live in the Arctic.

If you can think of 5….that’s really good……if you can think of 10….that’s fantastic and if you can think of more than 10 ……..that’s absolutely awesome!

Here are some clues to help you…. think about : their fur, their skin , their paws, their sense of smell, how and where they spend the winter and how they feed.


See if you can find a ruler or tape measure in your house. Find a piece of paper to write your answers on and then measure the length of the following objects :

The width of your bed

The width of your door

The height of a chair

The height of your bed

The length of your foot

The length of your favourite toy

Then answer these questions:

Which is the longest measurement?

Which is the shortest measurement?

What is the difference between the two measurements?

What is the second longest measurement?

Then order the measurements from smallest to largest.




Remember the story of Jonah and the Whale that you watched last week? This week I want you to draw your own comic strip of the story. Cut a sheet of paper in half length ways (that means long ways, ask a grown up if you aren't sure), then either fold or draw lines to divide your long sheets of paper into 4 equal sections. Next, draw pictures in each box to show how the story goes. You could use speech bubbles to show what people are saying, or write captions at the bottom to explain what the picture is.

http://www.dltk-bible.com/cv/jonah_and_the_whale.htm   <---   Refresh your memory by re-watching the video from last week or reading the story here.


Friday 3rd, July

Today you are going to produce a science poster to show all the information that you have learnt this week about polar bears. Do you remember when we made posters before?…. We made sure that they were eye catching and contained lots of information. You can use text boxes, flaps, diagrams, bubble writing and pictures to make your poster interesting. Find a large piece of paper or join several together and think about where you want your title…it could be in the middle and you could perhaps make your writing look like it has icicles hanging from it. You could even draw polar bear paw prints as if one has walked across your poster! Round your title present your information…..include as many exciting facts as you can. See if you can put your poster up in your house somewhere so the rest of your family can become polar bear experts too.


Click on this link to practise using your measuring knowledge in word problems:





Let's make some polar bear art. Take a piece of plain, white paper and decorate it with different shades of blue to make a cold, Artic background (click the link to see an example). You could use crayons, coloured pencils, pens, chalks, oil pastels, whatever you have at home. Leave some white spaces to look like snow and ice. Next, draw a polar bear on another sheet of white paper. You can shade her using yellows and pale browns. Cut her out and stick her on your blue background to complete your picture! Too easy? Make some different sized polar bear cubs to go with your mummy bear. 



Finish off the week by watching this animated video of the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Eric Carle (author of the Very Hungry Caterpillar).



Monday 22nd, June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62JP9uqyoTU Happy Feet – Compilation Best bits

Have a look at the video compilation. The main character Mumble is an emperor penguin chick who doesn’t have a very good singing voice but he is very good at tap dancing. 

Think of name for an emperor penguin chick that you would like to have in a story. It could be a female or a male chick. Think about the sort of character you want them to be. Draw a picture of your chick and then describe what they are like underneath. Think of something that they can do really well and something that they can’t do very well. Perhaps your emperor chick is extremely good at sliding along on his tummy but keeps slipping over when he waddles or perhaps your chick might be very good at snow-boarding or making  ice sculptures but is very shy and doesn’t find it easy to make friends.

Then choose six spellings from the following list to learn for Monday.

friend                          decided                  unsure              parent                   cry                     difficult

unhappy                     decide                    sure                   helpful                  cried                  different


See if you can write down your two and four times tables. Spot any patterns and think about why they are there. Then have a go on the 2x and 4x activity on the website below:



There are also a lot of ideas for penguin based crafts you might like to have a go at throughout this week in the following link.



Tuesday 23rd, June

Today think about the character that you have created and what they are like. Now think of a situation that they can find themselves in where they are unhappy because of what they find difficult to do. Draw a picture of your sad penguin and give them a speech bubble so they can cry out/shout out that says why they are unhappy.


See if you can complete these calculations:

Divide by 4                                                                      











Then click on the following link https://www.arcademics.com/games/demolition to test your division skills against the clock. Start off with a lower limit to practise and then see how high you can go.


Keeping fit and healthy is so important. Watch Joe’s short video and then see if you can follow his exercise routine.







Wednesday 24th, June

Have a look at the picture that you drew yesterday. Now draw a picture demonstrating the skill that your penguin is really good at. Give them a speech bubble so they can be saying something about what they are doing.

Practise the 6 spellings that you have chosen.

Synonyms are words with the same meaning or a similar meaning. Have a go and see if you can identify them in the following activity : https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-2/choose-the-synonyms


Today see if you can write down your 3 times table and then answer the questions below:

Divide by 3













Last week you found out all about emperor penguins in Antarctica and this week you planning a story set there about an emperor chick. Revise your knowledge by having a look some of the activities on the site below:




Thursday 25th, June

Today draw an exciting, adventure story board for your penguin. Think about the skill that your penguin has and what he/she finds hard. It might involve a rescue, a discovery, meeting and making friends or a competition that they could win against the odds. Then you can colour it in.


This week you have been practising your times tables. Now see if you apply your knowledge of multiplication to answer the division questions below. Remember when you have a missing number use the opposite operation…..multiplication.


4 ÷ 2 = ?

14 ÷ 2 = ?

? ÷ 2 = 6

10 ÷ 2 = 5

? ÷ 2 = 10

22 ÷ 2 = ?

? ÷ 2 = 9

38 ÷ 2 = ?

18 ÷ 2 = ?

2 ÷ 2 = ?

30 ÷ 2 = ?

? ÷ 2 = 10

22 ÷ 2 = ?

? ÷ 2 = 19




Watch this video that tells the story Jonah and the Whale from the bible.

What made Jonah a good person? Why was God angry with the other people? Why do you think God chose Jonah to speak to the people? Does this story remind you of any other bible stories?


 Friday, 26th, June

Today you are going to turn your story board into a written story. You will need to set the scene in the beginning by explaining who your characters are, where they are and what they are good and not so good at. Your middle needs to be where the exciting things happen and it’s a really good opportunity to include a lot of speech. Then the ending is where any problems get sorted out and celebrations and your penguin’s reflections on what has happened can be included. Remember to extend your sentences with connectives and conjunctions, include adverbs and adjectives and a wide range of punctuation.

Happy penguin writing!


Complete these calculations:

20 - 10 - 4 =

3 more than 18

0 times 4

This number has 1 hundreds , 3 tens and 6 ones

Double 16

4 less than 40

Half of 38

This number has 2 hundreds, 3 tens and no ones

8 sets of 10

10 takeaway 10

2 times 15

5 greater than 18

This number has 4 tens and 7 ones

20 less than 100

10 times 0

Half of 30cm

28 divided by 2

A quarter of 16

18 plus ? equals 26



We are going to carry on practising our cutting skills today by making symmetrical shapes. If something is symmetrical it is the same on both sides.

You will need: paper (scrap is fine), a pencil and some scissors.

Start by folding your paper in half. Now you are going to draw HALF shapes along the folded edge, so you might draw a semi-circle using the folded edge as the straight side of the semi-circle, or draw a rectangle using the folded edge as one of the sides of your shape. Draw as many shapes as you can fit without making them too small because the next job is to cut them out. Be careful not to cut along the folded edge as this will ruin your shape. When you have cut the shapes out you can unfold them and you will have a symmetrical shape. You can try this will different and strange shapes, see what you can make! If you’re going to colour them in, try to colour them symmetrically so that both sides look the same.






Last week you listened to music performed by an orchestra (a group of musicians playing together. Use the link below to explore the sections of an orchestra, look at all the different instruments that belong to the orchestra and listen to the different noises they make.


Monday 15th, June

Have you ever seen a penguin?

This week we are going to be finding out all about Penguins…..in particular a penguin that lives in the coldest, most remote continent on the planet…..the emperor penguin. Have a read of the information about emperor penguins on the website below, then see if you can answer the questions.


  1. Emperor penguins are very ‘sociable.’ What does that mean?
  2. What is a colony?
  3. Emperor penguins are a threatened species. What does that mean?
  4. What is a habitat?
  5. Where do emperor penguins live?
  6. What height can they reach?
  7. What weight span can they be?
  8. How long can an emperor penguin live for?
  9. What diet do they have?
  10. How far can they travel to find a place to breed and lay eggs?


If you can answer these questions you are becoming an emperor penguin expert!

Now that you have answered these questions see if you can learn some spellings this week. Choose 6 out of the following words, learn them and then ask a grown up to test you on Friday.


diet                          habitat                  egg                    male

colony                     penguin                chick                  female

colonies                  ice                         sociable             adult 



Have a go at these missing number problems. Think about what different methods you can use to work them out. Then have a go writing your own.


56 - ? = 24


78 - ? = 37


82 - ? = 40


94 - ? = 21


100 - ? = 55


100 - ? = 6


77 - ? = 30


60 - ? = 59


93 - ? = 27


82 - ? = 45


Now have a go at writing some of your own.




Tuesday 16th, June

Today see if you can do some research to find out more about emperor penguins ready for a science report on Friday. The following websites will help you:






When you have completed your research choose five fascinating facts and tell a grownup about them. Remember to organise your information when you are speaking. Think about how you link your sentences together with conjunctions and connectives and vary your voice so that it helps to keep the listener interested.


Penguin maths

See if you can answer these maths word problems.


There were 60 penguins in a huddle. Then 38 joined and but then 10 left to go and catch fish. How many penguins were there now?


46 penguins were in a group. 24 of them were female. How many were male penguins?


One penguin ate 25 fish on Monday, 16 on Tuesday and then 10 on Wednesday and 10 on Thursday. How many fish did it eat altogether?


A male penguin went to catch fish. He caught 1 fish every 5 minutes. How many fish did he catch in

10 minutes ?

half an hour ?

1 hour ?


There were 7 penguin chicks playing. Double that amount came along to join in. How many were there altogether now?


8 penguins each walked 2 kilometres and then each penguin slid along the ice for 1 kilometre. How many kilometres did they cover altogether?

Now see if you can write your own penguin word problems.


Male penguins are very good at balancing the egg on their feet. See if you can find a ball and balance it on your feet. How far can you move without it falling off ? Then see if you can move, balancing the ball on other parts of your body such: as the back of your neck, on your hand or on your elbow. Can you think of any other parts of your body where you could balance a ball? Then see if you can balance different sized balls.


Wednesday 17th, June


https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/penguin-emperor/breeding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfstYSUscBc

Today you are going to draw the life cycle of an emperor penguin.  Find a piece of paper and fold it into four pieces. In the first section draw the egg, in the next one the chick, then a young adult and in the last one a male and a female penguin. Leave space in each section to write a description of each stage of the cycle. The websites above might help you.

Then see if you can answer the maths challenge questions on the website below:



Practise your spellings ready for Friday and keep practising writing your full name and address in joined writing.


Thursday 18th, June


Today you are going to draw your own food chain. Can you remember what they eat? The penguin is a predator. Today see if you can find out what eats emperor penguins.

At the bottom of the food chain you will need to put the smallest creature and at the top the largest. Draw arrows from the largest down to show the progress through the chain. You can use words and /or pictures for your chain.


See if you can work out the missing numbers in these problems.

? – 28 = 17                


? – 32 = 19


? – 43 = 28


? – 41 = 41


? – 13 = 33


? – 44 = 18


? – 23 = 52


? – 1 = 59


? – 137 = 241


? – 205 = 143


? – 27 = 253


Have a go at writing some of your own. Challenge yourself as much as possible.



Watch this video showing how Jesus met and chose his disciples (friends).

Think about how you met your friends, can you remember when and where you first met them? What made you like them? What makes them a good friend? Choose two or three of your best friends and write down what you like most about them, maybe you could share it with them to brighten their day!

Friday 19th, June

Complete these calculations:

30 minus 3

17 plus 8

6 times 5

this number has 8 tens and 3 ones

double 18

6 less than 30

Half of 32

This number has 4 tens and no ones

3 sets of 10

50 takeaway 10

2 times 19

45 add 17

This number has no tens and 6 ones

4 less than 100

10 times 10

Half of 38


Today make a science report to show all the information that you have learnt about the emperor penguins this week.

Remember to use the features of non – fiction texts such as: sub- headings, bullet points (perhaps they could be eggs!) and also diagrams and illustrations.  Have a go at putting some words in bold and make your own glossary at the end with a definition of your words. You might like to use some of the words you have been learning as spellings this week.


Ask your grown up to test you on your spellings. I hope you get 6/6 !

Then see if you can write your full name and address in joined up writing.



See if you can make your own penguin model by following the process shown in the video below.



Have a go at learning this penguin song and dance!


Monday, June 8th

This website might help you this week:


Think about a really exciting/interesting place you have visited that is not local to you. It could be city or town, a natural or manmade landmark or even a beach that you have visited on holiday in this country or abroad. If you cannot think of anywhere……you might like to look at a map or globe and choose a country you would like to visit…..or you could use our trip to Lowther Castle.  See if you can use different resources to find out more about the place you have chosen. You could ask people in your family, look at holiday photographs, books or use the internet. Next draw a picture of all or part of the place and show it to someone in your family and tell them all about it too.  Include any information that you have discovered.


Access the website below and click on the multiplication and division activity and see if you can work your way through the different levels : bronze, silver and gold.



Today design and make an obstacle course that tests the skills and agility of your family. Think of equipment to use that you might already have such as balls, bats and hoops. See if you can incorporate jumping, throwing and catching skills into your course and you might want to introduce an extra level of challenge with a time limit. 


Tuesday, June 9th

Today you are going to turn your verbal description into a written description. You need to think about how you are going to present your information. You might like to use bullet points or sub-headings. Decide if it is a manmade landmark or a natural one. Are there roads, motorways or airports? What are the buildings like? If there aren’t any buildings… are there mountains, cliffs, hills or forests ?

In this piece of non-fiction writing focus on telling the reader all the different geographical features of the place you have chosen. 


Access the website below and see if you can answer the word problems in the allotted time:



Wednesday, June 10th

Yesterday you wrote about a place that was not local to you. Today design a poster to tell everyone about it, what they can do there and say why they should visit it. Think about the information that needs to be on your poster. You need to show people what it looks like. You could use your picture from Monday and /or print a picture. Think about using different sized lettering for a title and any captions that you want to include. . Perhaps you could put commands on your poster such as, ‘Visit ……….It’s fantastic! Look at ………….



Today access the website below and click on the addition and subtraction activity and see if you can work your way through the different levels : bronze, silver and gold.



Thursday, 11th June

See if you can remember the answers to these questions:

What are the four countries that make up the UK?

What are the four capital cities of the UK?

What are the characteristics of those capital cities?

What are the seas around the UK called?

What are the seven continents called ?

What are the five oceans called ?

Use a globe, map or the internet to find out the answers if you can’t.



Watch this video about the story of Noah's Ark. While you're watching think about how Noah is similar to Moses, they were both given important jobs to do by God but nobody believed them. Why do you think people did not believe them?

Why did God decide to flood the world? Why did he choose Noah to build the ark?



Friday, 12th June


Can you design a geography quiz for your family?

Think of different places you have visited and use your geographical knowledge from this week. You could even include questions about Seaton and Workington such as: What large human feature near school is made from metal ? What is the name of the river that flows into the sea at Workington? Or… What is the capital city of Scotland ? Remember to use question marks at the end of your questions.


Below is a link to a true /false quiz to test your knowledge of multiplication against the clock:




Today we are going to work on our cutting skills.

You will need: paper (scrap paper is best as we are going to waste it!), a pencil and a pair of scissors.

First of all, show me how you should hold scissors when you are not using them (remember the blades should be together, pointing down and with your hand wrapped around both of them). It is really important that you carry scissors properly in case you trip or fall while you are moving, you could really hurt yourself with them!

Now I want you to spend some time practising cutting out different shapes from your paper. Try drawing lines on it and cutting across them – try different lines, straight, wavy, zigzag. You can draw around objects to get different shapes to practise on, try drawing around a cup and cutting out a circle, or around a box and cutting out a square. You can draw more difficult shapes if you are finding it too easy! When you are cutting, try to keep your elbow near your hip and turn the paper rather than your scissors, it’s much easier than trying to turn your arm all the way around a circle! Still too easy? Ask someone in your house to draw some really hard shapes for you!





You will need: paper and pencil

A type of music we’ve looked at a lot is classical music, this is the kind of music we have drawn pictures to in school (this is what we’re going to do today). Classical music is played by a big group of musicians called an orchestra (say “or-kes-tra”) and they are led by a person called a conductor. The music we are going to listen to today is called the “Nutcracker Suite and the Sugar Plum Fairy” by a famous composed called Tchaikovsky (say “Ch-igh-kov-skee”). I want you to listen to the music and draw whatever it makes you think of on a piece of paper. It might be pictures, shapes, colours, patterns or even words, it’s up to you. The first link is the music on it’s own, the second link is the Disney video for you to compare your pictures to.



Friendship Week

This week we are celebrating all the different types of friendships we have. 


Friday 5th, June

Access hit the button on the top marks website and practise your mental maths skills in any of the areas. 

Today you are going to use the friendship jar that you made earlier in the week and write a recipe to ‘make’ a fantastic friend.  Imagine it is like a series of instructions that you could give to an alien who has just landed on our planet so they would know how to become a really great friend.

Start with a title, use a new line for each instruction and remember to use a wide range of punctuation for example: capital letters, commas and exclamation marks. You might also like to use capital letters for effect, bold and italics. Using time conjunctions such as: first, next, after that and imperative (bossy!) words will help to make a good set of instructions.

These instructions might help give you some idea of what you could write:

Listen really carefully to what your friends say because it shows them that you care. 

Remember to make sure you ask your friends what game they would like to play. (Don’t always insist it has to be your game….Take turns!)


Let’s have a go at mixing colours. That’s when we mix two or more colours together to make a new colour! All colours except red, blue and yellow can be made by mixing colours. These three colours are called ‘primary colours’ and you can use them to mix almost any other colour!

Click on the link below to use the online colour mixing tool. Click on the different colours to add them to the pot and see what colours they make. Challenge yourself, can you make green without using the green paint? What about orange? Choose some colour you can see in the room around you, see how close you can get to mixing those colours! If you have paints at home, you can try this for real.




This week it’s your turn to be the musician. Play the game and try to match the rhythms on the drum kit! Listen carefully first then follow the music to play the drums.



Thursday 4th June 

Think very carefully about the different mathematical language we use and which words are used for each operation. E.g. words we use for + can include ‘add’, ‘addition’, ‘plus’, ‘more than’.

Complete these calculations:

20 minus 3

15 plus 5

7 times 5

this number has seven tens

double 50

5 less than 40

half of 40

this number has no tens and no ones

2 lots of 10

30 takeaway 10

2 times 50

65 add 7

this number has 5 ones

3 less than 20

10 times 2

half of 200


Can you have a go at writing some of your own using a wide range of mathematical language?


Today you are going to write an acrostic poem. Find a piece of paper, think of a title and then write the word ‘FRIENDS’ but put each letter of the word friends as a capital on alternate lines. Think of a word beginning with each letter and write each your poem all about what friends do, why they are so important and what they are like. For example for the letter ‘E’ you could perhaps use the word Every, Endless, Everlasting or Even. ‘I’ could be the word I or the start of If or In. Remember to still use punctuation.

F     (For example : Friends are fantastic!)  




N   (For example : New friends, old friends……best friends for ever.)





This week we are going to look at the Jewish holy book, the Torah, and some of the stories within it. The Torah is like the Bible for Jewish people. Look out for a very familiar name, Moses is a very important person in the Jewish faith. Can you tell someone in your family his story (think burning bush, parting the red sea)? If not, check out the second link to refresh your memory!




Wednesday 3rd June

On Monday you drew a picture of a friend. Today find a piece of paper and fold it in half. Draw a head and shoulders portrait of yourself on one half and your friend from Monday (or a different friend) on the other side.  Leave a space underneath the portraits so that on your side you can write and complete the sentence:

 ‘ I’m a really (adjective) friend because …………..’

And on the oth

Tuesday 2nd June 


Find a large piece of paper and on it draw a large jam jar with a lid. Put a label on the lid or in the middle of your jar which says ‘Ingredients for Friends.’ Then in the rest of the space write all the qualities that you think friends need and have. See if you can use a different lettering style/size/colour for each word that you write. You could write some of your words vertically, diagonally, in capitals or in even in bubble writing. See how many ‘ingredient’ words you can fit in!

Keep your ‘jam jar’ for the rest of the week.

Complete the equivalent fractions sheet below. If you cannot print it off draw the shapes yourself and complete. Think very carefully about the final question before you answer it.

Monday 1st June 

Think of one of your friends and then draw a picture of them. You might like to add a frame and a title for example; ‘My Fantastic Friend ……….’

 Then on the back of your drawing write a description of them. Include these details within your writing: the name of your friend, what they look like, what they like doing and why they are your friend. Perhaps they are your friend because you share the same interests or because they make you laugh.

Remember, in a description to use interesting and exciting adjectives and if they are in a list format make sure that you use commas in between. Think about how you can organise your writing using paragraphs or even sub-headings.


Friendships are very important to us. Have a look at the video ‘Ben the dog and Duggie the dolphin’ when you click on the link below. It tells us all about an unusual friendship between two animals.


Then see if you can answer the following questions:

What do Duggie and Ben like to do together?

What does the word ‘exhaustion’ mean?

What does Duggie the dolphin do to help Ben when he is tired?


Miss Hird, Mrs Midwood and Miss Hardman  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


Friday 22nd May

Today you can be an author and turn your story strip into a book. Fold some A4 pieces of paper in half or perhaps you could use a notepad you already have. Then design the front of your book with a picture, a title and the author’s name……you!  

And on the back you can write a blurb. You might also like to put the publisher details and a price for your book. Then you are ready to start writing. Include your exciting vocabulary as well as all the things your work needs such as: capital letters, full stops, paragraphs, exclamation marks, question marks, italics and speech marks if you can, capital letters for effect, conjunctions and varied sentence openers. Remember to have your moral at the end.

When you have finished read it to your family.

Happy writing!

Access the document below. Here you will find the answers to yesterday Maths Mystery challenge. Did you solve each problem carefully and correctly guess who the naughty gnome was? Please download the document by clicking on the download link in order to view it clearly. 

Access hit the button on the topmarks website or click on this link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train to access the mental maths train and practise you mental maths in any of the areas on the two games.



Today’s art challenge is a bit different! We are going to make a word cloud. A word cloud is a picture of something but instead of colouring it in you fill the inside of the picture with words in lots of different colours. The theme for our word cloud is: FRIENDSHIP AND KINDNESS.

You will need: a piece of paper, a pencil, some coloured pens or pencils

Start by drawing a big heart in the middle of your paper, try to fill as much of the paper as you can. Now, you can start to fill up the heart with words, think about what it means to be a good friend and to be kind. You might choose words like: FRIENDS, LOVE, CARING, SHARE, BE KIND. You could add the names of your family and friends if you like. Write them in pencil first so you can correct any mistakes and when you are happy go back over the words in colour – one colour for each word. If you want to make it look more exciting, write some words VERY BIG and other words very small.



To finish off our theme about Kindness, watch this video and think about the words. How does it make you feel when someone is kind to you? Can you think of some ways you could be more kind in the future? Try to think of at least one thing you can do from now on that you think will make you an even kinder friend (although you are already pretty wonderful if you ask me).


Have a lovely weekend, I am missing you all a lot!

Miss Hardman


Complete at least one of these kind acts today

  1. Remember to say Please and Thank You
  2. Write and send a letter to someone (remember to ask them how they are feeling)
  3. Practise self – kindness by doing something YOU enjoy

Thursday 21st May 

Today use your sloth and leopard story strip and retell the story to a grown up. Remember to use different voices for your characters. Can you use some of the vocabulary from Monday’s word list? Think about including adverbs to make your story language interesting. When you have finished ask your grown up to help you think of exciting, challenging vocabulary that you can use and add those new words to your list, ready for tomorrow. 


Access the document below. Read the instructions very carefully. Can you use all your mathematical knowledge to help the detective solve the mystery? Try your best with each question. I will upload the answers tomorrow when you can see if you have successfully solved the mystery. Good Luck! Please download the document by clicking on the download link in order to view it clearly. 


There are lots of stories in the bible about being kind, today we are going to learn about one of these stories – The Good Samaritan. The video you are going to watch tells the story of a man that helped someone he was supposed to dislike. We know how important it is to always kind to our friends, but it is even more special to be kind to somebody that you don’t know or are not friends with.

 Watch the video and think about these questions:


1) Why do you think the priest and the other men did not stop to help the Jew?

2) Why would the Samaritan help the Jew when they were enemies?

3) Can you think of a time you have been kind to somebody that wasn’t your friend? How did it make you feel? How do you think it made them feel?

Today I challenge you to do something kind for someone in your house. Tidy something up without being asked, make something special for someone, offer to help make dinner – do something to make somebody smile

Complete at least one of these kind acts today

  1. Draw a picture for a friend, family member or neighbour
  2. Recycle paper. Try to be as inventive and creative as you can with it
  3. Tell a family member something you like about them

Wednesday 20th May 

Complete these missing number word problems.


There are 15 children at a party. 7 of them ate cake. The rest ate ice cream. How many children ate ice cream? 7 + ? = 15


Sarah has 12 cats. 4 of them are black. The rest of them are brown. How many cats are brown? 4 + ? = 12


Lee earned 11 stickers this week. 4 of them were stars. The rest of them were smiley faces. How many of the stickers were smiley faces?


Miss Hird bought 35 cupcakes for the class. 12 of them were chocolate. The rest were vanilla. How many of the cupcakes were vanilla?


The leprechaun had 33 pieces of gold. He hid 27 pieces of gold under his bed. The rest of the gold was placed at the end of the rainbow. How many pieces of gold were placed at the end of the rainbow?


Jeff had 42 toy cars. His brother had more than him. Altogether they had 97 toy cars. How many toy cars did his brother have?


Have a go at writing some of your own.


Have a think about the research you did last week about the sloth and the leopard. Today, plan your own Aesop’s fable along the lines of the Lion and the Mouse story. How could the sloth help the leopard? What could have happened to the leopard? Could the leopard have been injured in any way? Think about the characteristics of the animals. Leopards are very good at climbing, sloths can also climb, so your story could involve a tree top rescue. What could a very slow sloth do to help? Leopards are also excellent swimmers and one of the amazing facts about sloths is that they can swim three times faster than they can walk, so it could perhaps be a water rescue. Think about the moral of the story…..What have the animals learnt at the end of their adventures?

When you have thought about what could happen draw another story strip to show your ideas for a sloth and leopard story.


Today we are going to create a kindness cloud.

Cut out a cloud shape.

Choose a member of your family or friend and write their name in the cloud.   

Cut out some strips of paper from the colours of the rainbow. If you don’t have coloured paper you could cut your strips from white paper and colour them in or paint them.

Think of words that are kind and best describe the person you have chosen.

When you have thought of the words you would like to use could you use a thesaurus and choose another word that means the same thing that you may not usually use.

I have added the link of an online thesaurus that you could use.


Just type your word in the large search bar and it will list all alternative words with the same meaning.

On each strip of paper write the adjectives that best describe your friend or family member.

Here is also an example of what your kind cloud may look like. . 

Framed "Kindness Cloud" Craft for World Kindness Day | Cloud craft ...


Complete at least one of these kind acts today

  1. Make someone else’s bed (as well as your own)
  2. Try not to moan or complain (all day)
  3. Tell a joke and make someone else laugh

Tuesday 19th May 

Yesterday we completed some addition missing number calculations. Today we are going to complete some subtraction missing number calculations. Again you will need to use the inverse (opposite) operation to complete these. Use column addition to help.


? – 23 = 15        23 + 15 = 38         38 – 23 = 15


? – 34 = 16


? – 45 = 21


? – 22 = 45


? – 16 = 34


? – 45 = 11


? – 33 = 62


? – 41 = 56


? – 39 = 47


? – 25 = 44


? – 37 = 51


Have a go at writing some of your own. Challenge yourself as much as possible.


Today you can turn the video from yesterday into a story strip. Find a piece of paper and draw the story in a series of boxes just like a cartoon strip….you might like to include speech bubbles for the lion and the mouse. Make sure you have enough drawings to cover all the parts of the story……the events at the beginning, the middle and the end.  When you have finished you can colour in your story strip.





In Year 2 we have class buddies at school to help the other children in school when out on the playground. We make sure that everyone has someone to play with. We help them if they are hurt and take them to a grown up. We talk to them if they are sad and make them feel better. We show acts of kindness every playtime.

Write a set of instructions to explain how to be a good buddy. Remember each new instruction starts on a new line and can be bullet pointed or numbered. Each new instruction must also start with instructional language (or a bossy verb) for example; go, wait, stand, sit, listen.


Complete at least one of these kind acts today

  1. Leave a happy note somewhere for someone to find
  2. Smile at everybody
  3. Tidy your bedroom without being asked


Monday 18th May 

We will be continuing our missing number calculations work this week. They are a little different from last week and you will need to use the inverse (opposite) operation to solve them.

For example:


14 + ? = 36      36 – 14 = 22       14 + 22 = 36   


It might help if you use column subtraction.

Complete these missing number calculations


17 + ? = 39


23 + ? = 44


46 + ? = 87


55 + ? = 82


34 + ? = 61


29 + ? = 62


48 + ? = 76


51 + ? = 99


67 + ? = 93


22 + ? = 85


Can you have a go at writing some of your own? Challenge yourself as much as you can, maybe working in the hundreds.


This week we are focusing on our story writing. Click on the link below and watch the short video about a mouse who helps a lion….it is one of Aesop’s fables. Listen out for the interesting vocabulary…..it will also appear on the screen. When you have listened to it write a list of all those words. Then retell the story to someone and include those words.  See if you can change your voice to become the mighty lion and then the tiny mouse.



This week is mental health awareness week and this year’s theme is ‘Kindness’. Over the next few days there will be some tasks linked to the theme of ‘Kindness’ for you all to complete and enjoy!


Make a poster to explain kindness. You might want to fold your piece of paper into 4 sections and think about these four questions;

What does kindness mean?

How can you show kindness to others?

How can you show kindness to yourself?

Why is it so important to always be kind?


Complete at least one of these kind acts today

  1. Tell someone how much you love them
  2. Help make lunch or tea
  3. Feed the birds


Friday 15th May 

Use the same processes you have practised this week to answer these missing number word problems.


I was given 10 presents at my birthday party. My Gran gave me ___ more. I now have 20 presents.


There were 35 ducks in the pond. ___ flew off. There are now 15 ducks in the pond.


I had 12 cakes. My sister bought me ___ more. I now have 22 cakes.


In the classroom there were 52 books. The children took away ___. There are now 22 books in the classroom.


My friend had 47 toy cars. I borrowed ___. My friend now has 17 toy cars.


Dad had 65 pencils. Mum took ___ away. Dad was left with 25 pencils.


Now have a go at writing some of your own. Can you include numbers that are more than 100?


Yesterday you found out about sloths………today you can find out all about leopards. First find a piece of paper and draw a picture of a leopard. Then find out and record your fascinating facts. Just like yesterday think about how you set your work out. Can you improve on what you did yesterday? Discuss your sloth writing with a grown-up. See if they can they give you a target for your leopard work.  

This link might help you start your research:  https://www.coolkidfacts.com/leopard-facts/


For next rainforest dance activity click on the link below




You will need: paper, a ruler or something straight and coloured pencils/crayons in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

Today we are going to make a colour wheel. Ask a grown up to read these instructions with you carefully before you start.

Start by drawing a large circle then use a ruler (or something with a straight edge) to divide it into 12 sections – think of the circle as a clock, draw a line from 12 to 6, then 3 to 9, 1 to 7, 2 to 8, 4 to 10 and 5 to 11. You should now have a circle divided into twelve sections.

Next we are going to colour in EVERY OTHER SECTION in the following order (colour one, miss one) – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.

Now the fun bit, we are going to mix colours to fill in the empty sections. So between the red and orange sections I want you to use both colours and shade them together, see what colour you get. Do this with the colours either side of all of the empty sections and you will have a colour wheel at the end.



Listen to the song ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen (this can be found on YouTube or ask a grown up to find it for you). This is an example of a different kind of music – rock! Listen to the beat and try to do it yourself through the song – tap tap clap, tap tap clap. This is a repeating pattern and can be found in lots of songs. Can you compose your own repeating pattern? You can use clapping, tapping, stamping or instruments to make your beat. TIP: you can make instruments at home, like a pot or pan for a drum, dry pasta in an empty bottle to make a shaker. Challenge someone at home to make their own repeated pattern then perform them together – do they sound good? Do you need to change something to make it sound better?

Thursday 14th May 


Access this website and select the yellow subtraction truck. Select any of the games on this section and practise your subtraction mental maths. Try and challenge yourself as much as possible.


Today we are going to be counting backwards in 10’s to solve these missing number calculations.


55 - ? = 25


67 - ? = 37


72 - ? = 12


89 - ? = 29


94 - ? = 34


101 - ? = 71


126 - ? = 86


134 - ? = 64


122 - ? = 62


148 - ? = 88


Now can you have a go at writing some of your own?


Click on the link below to find out about exclamation marks and how to use them. Watch the video then have a go and see if you can highlight the sentences that need exclamation marks. Then test your skills in the quiz.



Yesterday you moved as if you were a sloth….today see if you can do some research about sloths on the internet. How many fascinating facts can you find about them? Draw a picture of one on a piece of paper and on the back record your information. Remember to use the features of non-fiction texts such as:  bullet points (perhaps they could be sloth faces or paw prints), headings and sub-headings, capital letters at the start and a new line for each fact. Make your sentences interesting by starting them in different ways…..perhaps you could start with a question….Did you know that……? Or using words like ‘when’ or ‘if.’ Following on from the activity above can you find a place where it would be appropriate to use an exclamation?  

This link might help you start your research: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/sloth.html

Keep your information because we are going to use it next week.


Wednesday 13th May 


Access this website and select the yellow subtraction truck. Select any of the games on this section and practise your subtraction mental maths. Try and challenge yourself as much as possible.


Over the past two days you have been counting forwards in 10’s to work out the answers to the missing number calculations.

Today you will still be counting in 10’s but will need to count backwards as you will be solving subtraction missing number calculations.


50 - ? = 20


70 - ? = 10


80 - ? = 40


90 - ? = 20


100 - ? = 50


100 - ? = 60


100 - ? = 30


120 - ? = 50


130 - ? = 80


130 - ? = 40


Now can you have a go at writing some of your own?


 Today click on the link below and find out about a very special type of jungle …..a rainforest.


When you have finished get a piece of paper, divide it in half and put the heading, ‘ Deserts and Jungles.’ Now label one side ‘Similarities’ and one side ‘Differences. ’ Then write down all the characteristics that you think are in both environments in the similarities section and in the other section all the characteristics that you think are different. You might like to think about the animals that you find there, the plants that will grow, the temperature and the amount of rainfall they receive.


Go to the link below and then download the dance clip about rainforest animals and enjoy moving as if you were a sloth and a leopard.


Tuesday 12th May 


Access this website and select the orange addition truck. Select any of the games on this section and practise your addition mental maths. Try and challenge yourself as much as possible. If you need some help with any of these games you could maybe use a hundred square. There are lots of hundred squares that can be accessed online and can be printed off. Here is a link to one that can be used online. https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html


Remember the calculations that we completed yesterday? Now have a go at the ones below. 


25 + ? = 50


25 + ? = 60


45 + ? = 90


51 + ? = 70


63 + ? = 90


47 + ? = 80


38 + ? = 100


54 + ? = 100



67 + ? = 110


88 + ? = 130


You must still count in 10’s from the first number to solve these missing number calculations. Now can you have a go at writing some of your own?


Click on the link below and scroll down to the Key Stage 1 P.E. activity ‘Move and Snooze’ for some animal inspired warm up and exercise.  Have fun pretending to stretch, walk and run as if you are different animals.



Yesterday you started your weather diary. Have a look outside today and see what the weather is like and then record your observation on your sheet. When you have finished recording your first week , the next week’s weather can go on the back and then you can just keep adding sheets as the months continue. You might like to think about starting to record day length…..when the sun rises and when it sets and see if any changes occur.


Now it’s time to practise your reading and inference skills. Click on the link below :


Go to the lesson dated English, May 7th and watch the two videos about the book ‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett. Then complete the three activities.

Monday 11th May  

Look out for our class slideshow which can be found in the 'Our Work' area on the webpage. Enjoy watching!

Access Hit the Button on the topmarks website and practise your mental maths in any of the areas of this game.

This week we are going to practise our missing number calculations.

Have a go at these; you will need to count on in 10’s from the first number in order to work out the missing number.


20 + ? = 30


20 + ? = 60


40 + ? = 80


50 + ? = 90


60 + ? = 90


40 + ? = 90


30 + ? = 100


50 + ? = 100


60 + ? = 110


80 + ? = 120


Can you have a go at writing some of your own missing number calculations like the ones above? First start with ones that total less than 100 and then move onto some that total more than 100. 


 Can you remember how many seasons there are and what they are called?

Today you can make a weather diary to track the weather over this season ( which is Spring) and the next season which is Summer.

You will need some A4 sheets of paper. First fold your paper in half length ways and cross ways. Then fold it again to make eighths and open it out. You will need to design a key with symbols for the different types of weather we have so on a separate piece of paper write the following words and draw your symbol to match: sunny, cloudy, rainy, sun and clouds, thunder and rainbow. How would you show heavy rain? Can you think of any more different types of weather you might need to record? Below are some ideas for different types of weather :      

light rain                        sunny                                cloudy with some sun

Now you are ready to start your weather diary. In the first section write the name of the season. Then put today’s date in the next section and draw the symbol you think best matches the weather we have today. You could also write underneath words to describe the weather too …..such as warm and sunny or overcast and dull. Remember to fill your diary in each day and track the weather we have throughout the rest of Spring and into Summer. See if the weather changes and think about why that might be happening.


The other week you started your research about deserts. Did you find out that a desert can be a cold place as well a hot place? It is all to do with the amount of rainfall. Now see if you can find out about places that often have a lot of rainfall – jungles. The site below is a good place to start:



Thursday 7th May 

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


Have another go at some more column subtraction calculations just as you did yesterday. Try and mix them up so you have some that you can subtract without taking a ten from the tens column and some where you do need to take a ten.

Extension: can you complete some more using hundreds tens and ones?



Look at the food chain you completed yesterday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwfd2p3 Watch this video clip explaining the way in which we can group animals based on what they eat. You are now going to label each animal on your food chain based on what they eat. For example a fox would be labelled as an omnivore as they eat both plants and meat. Label each animal on your food chain.


Use the following link to find out about ‘bossy’ verbs like ‘go,’ in command sentences. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z8strwx  See if you can identify them. Then you could pretend you are a king or queen and issue commands to the people in your family…..but remember to tell them what you are doing and do it with a smile or they might think you are actually being bossy!


Tomorrow  is VE day if you want to learn more about why we celebrate this day have a look at the powerpoint below. You may even want to complete the tasks on some of the slides



Wednesday 6th May 

Today we are going to practise our column subtraction


 T O

- 2 4 -> 20 - 4 

  1 3 ->  10 - 3

  • 10  + 1 =  11 

Complete at least 5 of your own remembering to set them out carefully. Partition each number before taking away the ones and then the tens. You must always start from the top number.


Now have a go at some like this:




- 4 4 -> 40 -1 4 

  1 9 ->  10 -  9

  • 20 + 5


As you can see you cannot complete the subtraction 4 – 9 so you must take a ten from the tens column and the calculation becomes 14 – 9 which you can complete. As a result of taking a ten to the ones column the tens column then becomes ten less and the subtraction is now 30 – 10. Have a go at least 5 of your own like this.

Extension: can you complete some more using hundreds tens and ones?


Food chains

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z96r82p Watch this video clip explaining what a food chain is. Hopefully you will remember some of the information as we have explored food chains in school before. You are now going to have a think about creating your own food chain. Draw your favourite animal in the middle of a piece of a paper and around it draw or label the things it eats for energy. Now have a think about what those animals may eat and label them around each one. Can you now use this information to create a food chain?  Your favourite animal should be the first animal on your food chain at the top. 

Keep your food chain safe as you will need it for tomorrow’s busy job!


Find a piece of paper and divide it into thirds. In section one write the heading 'Lived', in the second one write 'Never Lived' and in the final one write 'Dead.' Then take your piece of paper into each room in your house, find four objects in each and see if you can list your objects into the right section. For example if you had found a plastic ball where would you list it ?.....and if you had seen a chair made from wood what section would you put that in? When you have finished, choose two objects from each category and write an explanation of why you have listed them in there. Think about how to present your explanations using sub-headings and how you construct your sentences so that they are clear and effective. The following words might be useful : material, man-made, natural, alive and because.  


Tuesday 5th May 

Access Go Noodle and complete Banana, Banana Meatball to get you ready for today’s busy jobs. I know this is one of your favourites so get your family involved and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig


Today we are going to have a go at making a symmetrical picture. Get a piece of paper and fold it exactly in half. The picture you draw on one side of the fold must be exactly the same, using the same colours, as the one on the other side. This may be a pattern, a drawing or a arrangement of shapes.


Today you are going to turn the Christmas Mog animation into your own short story. Remember to use your word bank. Think about the sequential language you can use. Make sure you don’t keep using the same words like ‘and’ or ‘then’ over and over again. The language of time might help you. Words like: next, after that, immediately, it wasn’t long before…., two minutes later, eventually. In this piece of writing see there should be lots of opportunities to use exclamations, italics and capital letters for effect. I hope you all enjoy writing about what she did. When you have finished read it to your family so they can enjoy it too!


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 dhird@seatonacademy.co.uk


Today we are going to explore symmetry.

Access the topmarks website and work through the Symmetry Matching game. Start with pictures then shapes and finally patterns, which is a little trickier. 

If something is symmetrical it is exactly the same on one side as it is the other. Have a look in the mirror at your face. Is your face symmetrical?


Last Wednesday you watched the animation about Mog’s rather disastrous Christmas. Tomorrow we are going to turn it into your own short story. Today make a word bank with your grown up. Think of exciting words you can use. You might like to organise your word bank by separating your words into sections eg. nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.


Return to the BBC Bitesize website -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/resources/1

Watch the video about how the apple tree changes in different seasons. Then find a piece of paper and fold it into quarters. Label each section with one of the four seasons and draw the apple tree in each section to match the season. On the back of your piece of paper write a sentence to describe what the tree looks like each season and explain what is happening.

If you go into your garden or go for a walk today see how many bees you can spot. What are they doing?

Did you manage to catch a ball and clap in between last week?  Now see if you can find a bouncy ball and do the same thing. Can you bounce and catch it? How many times? Can you bounce and catch it but clap in between? Good luck!


Friday 1st May 

Have a think about the fantastic achievements of Captain Tom Moore that you read about yesterday. Today, see if you can think of somebody you think is amazing. It could be someone in your family or a friend, a group of people like all the doctors and nurses or the people that are working in the shops supplying us with food. Can you make a thank you card for them? Inside write a message to say thank you and tell them why you think they are amazing. 



 Design your own Superhero Teddy!


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

The competition launched Friday 24 April, 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, children (or adults on children's behalf) must share their creations 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% of profits going to the NHS. The toy will go on-sale in October as one of the brand's iconic Christmas stuffed toys, beloved characters known to sell out year after year.

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."




Captain Tom, Michael Ball and the voices of the NHS got to number 1 with their version of You’ll Never Walk Alone. Click the link to see the video:


Can you write a short song thanking Captain Tom for all he has done? To make it easier, choose a tune you already know, like a nursery rhyme or a favourite song, and then write new words to fit the music. For example, sing these words to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle:


Thank you, thank you Captain Tom,

Thanks for all you’ve said and done.

For your walking you’ve been praised

Twenty nine million you have raised!

Thank you, thank you Captain Tom,

Now your song’s at number one!


Challenge yourself to make the song rhyme. Can you perform it to your family?


Thursday 30th April 

I’m sure you have all heard about the now famous Captain Tom Moore and how busy he has been during lockdown raising money for the NHS.

Today is his 100th Birthday how amazing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPTAIN TOM!

Read the information about Captain Tom and answer the questions below;



How many laps did Captain Tom set himself to walk?

Why did Captain Tom set himself this challenge?

How much money did he aim to raise?

How much money did he actually raise?

In which country did Captain serve during World War Two?

Who else has Captain Tom help other than the NHS and why?

Captain Tom has been called a Hero. Explain why you think this is.


Make a poster of all the local heroes you can think of. You might include a police officer because they keep us safe, a nurse that looks after people when they’re sick or somebody you know that does things for you or your family. Colour it in beautifully and label it with their names and why you think they’re a hero so that everybody can see your ideas. If you want to you might like to display it in a window so that everybody can see your heroes.



Captain Tom has completed 100 laps of his garden which is 25m long.

How long is your garden? Can you measure it? Think carefully about what you might use to measure your garden. Is your garden longer or shorter than Captain Tom’s? How much longer or shorter is your garden? If you don’t have a garden, have a go at doing this in your living room or bedroom. 


Can you have a go at completing as many laps as possible of your garden, living room or bedroom? If you don’t want to walk maybe you could skip, jump or hop? Remember to count how many laps you have done. Tomorrow you could challenge yourself to do this again aiming to complete more laps than you have done today.

Wednesday 29th April 


Complete these fraction word problems

  • Jamie invited 20 people to his party. ¼ of them were girls. How many were boys?
  • Sarah picked 15 strawberries. She ate 1/3 of them. How many did she have left?
  • If it took Beth 15 minutes to walk 2/4 of the way to school, how long would it take her to walk the whole journey?
  • In a box of 48 pencils half of them were sharp. How many were not sharp?
  • The class went to play football. There are 30 children in the class and 5 players on each team. How many teams can they have?

Can you now write some fraction word problems of your own? 

Today we are returning to the IXL website (the same one as yesterday.) Go to the ‘English Skills’, Year 2 section  O.4 One or more than one? by following this link directly. This is all about identifying plurals.


Do you remember finding out last week all about the loveable cat ‘Mog,’ the character created by the author Judith Kerr? Today there is a link to a short animation about all the antics she got up to one Christmas in the house belonging to her owners, the Thomas family.

I think you will really enjoy it.



When you have finished see if you can retell the story to a grown up. Use lots of conjunctions such as: then, when, because, so, but and adjectives and adverbs to make your version exiting too. Think about how you could use your voice in different ways to keep your listener interested in what you are saying.


On Monday you were seeing how many times you could throw and catch a ball in the air without dropping it. Now see if you can throw the ball but fit in a clap of the hands before you catch it. Then challenge your self by then seeing if you can clap your hands twice, then three times, then can you manage four times?!

Tuesday 28th April 

Complete these fractions as further practise from yesterday’s job


½ of 26

¼ of 44

1/3 of 30

¼ of 36

1/5 of 45

½ of 28


Today we are going to concentrate on 3/4. Remember when we are calculating ¾ of a number we must first half the number, we then half the number again and then times (multiply) by 3.

E.g. ¾ of 20 – ½ is 10 – ½ again is 5 – 5x3 = 15

        ¾ of 20 = 15


¾ of 16

¾ of 8

¾ of 40

¾ of 32

¾ of 24

¾ of 48


Watch the clips above about the life cycle of plants and then the one about dandelions. See if you can score 100% in the quiz.

If you have a plant growing in your garden or house start a visual diary. Draw a picture of the plant, label it and make some notes on what it looks like, the colour of its leaves/flowers. You might have planted some seeds recently so you could draw your first step with the seed, compost and pot or perhaps you could draw a plant you have seen on a walk. Next week you can look at your plant again and record if there are any changes or if the plant has stayed the same. 


Access the IXL website by following this link At-Home Learning with IXL. Then scroll down to‘English Skills’ and click on Year 2, then go to the section labelled Verbs 0.5 /complete-the-sentence-with-the-best-verb. See if you can complete the task against the clock and achieve 100%.


Monday 27th April 


Complete these fractions

½ of 6

½ of 8

½ of 10

½ of 16

½ of 20

½ of 24


¼ of 4

¼ of 12

¼ of 16

¼ of 20

¼ of 32

¼ of 40

(Remember to half the number and then half it again)


2/4 of 4

2/4 of 12

2/4 of 14

2/4 of 18

2/4 of 22

2/4 of 30

(Remember 2/4 is the same as 1/2)


1/5 of 5

1/5 of 15

1/5 of 25

1/5 of 40

(Remember to divide by 5, count carefully in 5’s)


1/3 of 3

1/3 of 6

1/3 of 12

1/3 of 21

(Remember to divide by 3, count carefully in 3’s)


Follow the link below to BBC Bitesize and watch the clip about the five conditions plants need to grow.


Then see if you can put it into your own words. List the five conditions and say why they are important and what would happen if the plant didn’t have: water, the right temperature, air, time or sunlight. Think about how you want to present your information so that you include the features of non-fiction texts such as subheadings, bold words and bullet points.


This term we are finding out about hot and cold places and comparing them. Start your research by using the internet to find out about the definition of a desert and see if you can answer this question - Are deserts always hot places?


Find a small ball, bean-bag or equivalent and see how many times you can throw it in the air without dropping it. Challenge your self to beat your own score.

Friday 24th April 

Access hit the button on the top marks website and practise your mental maths in any of the areas on the game.

Today we are going to complete some column addition calculations. Think carefully about how we set these out at school by first partitioning each of the numbers into tens and ones.


+  4 5 → 40 + 5

    24 → 20 + 4

    69     60 + 9 = 69

Write out some of your own and complete.

Now have a go at some more bridging 10 (this means that the ones will add up to more than 10)

 T O      

+  3 8 → 30 + 8

    3 5 → 30 + 5

    73      70 +  3 = 3


Remember to put your ten underneath and don’t forget to add it on.

Extension: can you complete some hundreds tens and ones now.


Use the internet to do some research with your grown up about the author Judith Kerr. See if you can find out the answers to these questions : How many books did she write in her lifetime ? Why did she write a book about Mog ?

Which one of her books has been turned into a short film ? Who illustrated her books? 

Remember to use bullet points when you record your facts …..perhaps you could make the bullet points into Mog faces!



You will need: coloured pencils, paper and an object to draw.

When you are outside try to collect a few different things you find in nature, such as flowers or leaves. Look carefully at the different colours you find on each, especially different shades of the same colour. Choose one object and draw it, then using coloured pencils or crayons colour it in carefully trying to match the different shades. Remember, you can make the colours darker or lighter by pressing hard or soft with your pencil, or you can blend different colours together to find the shade you want.




There are lots of different types of music. The music from ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ is an example of theatrical music, the kind of music that is performed in a musical in a theatre. Today we are going to look at a different kind of music – rap! This is where the lyrics (or words) aren’t sung, it’s more like talking in time with the beat. Listen to this dinosaur rap and challenge yourself to rap along!



Thursday 23rd April 

Practise counting in 2’s 5’s and 10’s up to 100. If you are confident with this count in 3’s and 4’s to as high as you can go.

How did you get on with you potion yesterday? Did you measure out all the liquids really carefully?

Can you now have a go at answering these capacity word problems?


 If Sarah drinks 2 ½ litres of water a day, how much will she drink in a week?Jenny needs to take 5mls of medicine, 2 times a day. How much will she take in one day? How much will she take in one week?

 If one bucket holds 2 litres, how many would 9 buckets hold? 

 If a cup holds 250ml, how many cups would it take to fill a 2 litre bottle?

 At a party, Sam drank 200ml of lemonade, 600ml of cola and 300ml of orange juice. How much did Sam drink altogether?


If these numbers are too tricky or too easy change them to best suit your needs.

Can you write some capacity word problems of your own?


Think about the story you listened to on Monday, ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat.’ Now think about another story that you have read or know about that has animals in it. Compare the two stories. Are there any similarities? Are there any differences? Find a piece of paper, fold it in half and write down the similarities on one side and the differences on the other.

Things to think about in the story: Are there the same amount or the same type of animal in your two stories? Are the story settings the same? Are the animals speaking characters?  What sort of characters do the animals have? Are they loveable/mischevious/?


Please try to continue to read out loud to a grown up everyday and get them to ask questions about what you have read.



This week we are going to find out what it means to be a Christian. Watch this video to meet Simeon and find out about his life as a Christian.


Then use the link below to take a tour of England’s most famous cathedral, Westminster Abbey. This was the place that both Queen Elizabeth I and our Queen Elizabeth II had their coronations. Elizabeth I is buried here and Elizabeth II got married here, as did Prince William and Kate in 2011. Use the second link to see a timeline of all the royal events that have happened at Westminster Abbey.




Wednesday 22nd April 

Use your knowledge of capacity from the jobs you completed yesterday. If you need a little more practise have a go at 'capacity countdown' again on the website below.



Once you are confident with this we are going to make an invisibility potion.

If you have some food colouring can you add a different colour to four jugs of water? If you do not have four jugs could you maybe use an old milk carton or your water bottle?  Make one red liquid, one blue, one green and one yellow for example.

You now have your ingredients for your potion. If you would like to make it a bit more fun can you label each of these with a gruesome name e.g. Dragon blood!

What to do:

  1. Pour 100ml of the red liquid into a jug.
  2. Measure 100ml of green liquid and add this to the red liquid.
  3. Transfer 50ml of the blue liquid into your potion.
  4. Empty 100ml of the yellow liquid into your potion stir well.
  5. You have made the Invisibility Potion!

How much Invisibility Potion have you made?
                                                                                _____________ ml


Can you have a go at making your own potion and writing down the steps you took to make it? Remember the medicine George made in George’s Marvellous Medicine? How useful would it have been if he had wrote down a list and the amount of all the things he used?


Write a book review about ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat.’ Start off by telling the reader a little bit about the story…include the main ideas and events. Then tell the reader whether you enjoyed the story or not, make sure you give reasons for your viewpoints and refer back to the text to give examples. How many marks out of ten would give the book? …. and say whether you would recommend it to your friends.


How did you get on with learning about how the teddy bear got its name? Did you manage to answer all the questions? Now, use these answers to create a fact file or poster. You can present this in any way you chose as long as you make sure to include all of the information. You could use headings, sub heading, textboxes and bold writing. Please also include a small drawing, this could be of President Roosevelt on his hunting trip or of the stuffed bears sat in the shop window.

Tuesday 21st April 


Access this website and have a go at some of the capacity countdown games. Could you now maybe ask your grown up if you could do some measuring of your own with a measuring jug and some water? Be very careful not to spill any!


Look at your picture from yesterday and read all the labels. Now write a description of Mog including all the exciting adjectives from your drawing. You could also refer back to the video of the book you looked at yesterday and include details from that such as her favourite food and what she definitely doesn’t like doing! Remember to still organise your work using paragraphs and use commas to separate items in a list.




Use the website above to learn more about Theodore Roosevelt and in particular how the teddy bear got its name.   

Answer these questions from what you have read:


What year did President Roosevelt go on his hunting trip?  


What word did Roosevelt use to describe the other hunters behaviour?


What would Roosevelt not do?


Why do you think he would not do this?


What gave Michtom and his wife the idea to create stuffed bears?


Where did they display these bears?


Keep the answers to these questions very safe ready for tomorrow’s busy job.



How did you get on yesterday with your throwing and catching? Today with a bigger ball (maybe a football) could you practise your kicking and receiving skills? Remember to start by kicking the ball and stopping it with your foot before you kick it back. Once you are confident with that can you kick it back without having to stop it with your foot first?



Monday 20th April 

Access hit the button on the top marks website and practise your mental maths in all areas.


Think about the 2D shapes that we have and what they look like. How can you describe all the 2D shapes using mathematical language? Think about the number of corners and edges and even the length of the edges.

Choose two 2D shapes and compare them just like you compared the 3D shapes last week. What is different or similar about your two chosen shapes. Can you write 3 or 4 sentences about your chosen shapes and then draw them?  


Follow the link below and have a listen to the book ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat,’ read aloud. It is by the famous author Judith Kerr. When you have listened to the story draw your own picture of Mog. As you are drawing think about: the patterns on her fur, the colour of her eyes, the length of her whiskers and any other details you spot. Then label your picture and include adjectives. For example you could describe her as having a silky, soft, fluffy tail or that her eyes shine like pools of gold.



Access this website https://kids.kiddle.co/Theodore_Roosevelt

 and research Theodore Roosevelt.

Write down three facts that you found most interesting and present these to a member of your family. We will be learning more about Theodore throughout the rest of the week.


In a safe place in your house or in your garden if you can practise your throwing and catching skills with a member of your family. Stand opposite your ‘partner’ a few steps apart. Start by throwing the ball gently underarm to your partner and catching it with two hands. Once you get really confident with this you could challenge yourselves to see how long it takes you to complete 10 throws. To challenge yourselves even further you can makes the distance between you bigger, throw the ball quicker or start to think about catching it with one hand.

Friday, 17th April

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

Look carefully at the 3D shape objects you collected yesterday and think about what is the same and different about each of them. Do they have to same number of vertices or edges? Are the faces curved or flat? What shape are the faces? Can you write 3 to 4 sentences comparing the similarities and differences of two chosen shapes?   

Have a look at the storyboard that you designed yesterday. Today it is 'Big Write' time.......see if you can turn your pictures into a story. Remember to use paragraphs for the beginning, middle and end. See if you can include lots of different adjectives.......think about exciting adverbs and conjunctions that you can use. When you have written your story snuggle in with your teddy/soft toy and read it to them....perhaps you could also read it to all the other people in your house and they could bring their teddy bears to hear your fantastic story as well.!



You will need: paper, a ruler or something straight and a pencil.

We are going to learn how to shade today. You will need ONE regular writing or black coloured pencil if possible, if you can only find a different coloured pencil that will work too.

Start off by drawing a long rectangle, then split that rectangle into SIXTHS by drawing FIVE lines (don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly equal, just do your best - ask a grown up for help if you aren't sure what you need to do). We are going to do something called a gradient, I want you to colour each section in a different shade using the same pencil, you should start with the lightest shade at the left and colour each box a little darker so that the darkest shade is at the right. The harder you press with your pencil the darker the shade will be. You can repeat this with lots of different coloured pencils, see how many different shades you can make! To make it harder, divide your rectangle into 8 or 10 boxes, see if you can make that many different shades using only one pencil!



This term we would have been watching the musical ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, it has some incredibly fun and well written music in it. The music was written by a famous composer (someone that writes music) called Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the lyrics (the words to the songs) were written by another famous man called Tim Rice. These men have written lots of award winning musicals together. You can find all the songs from ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ on YouTube and they are all worth watching but in particular please watch the song ‘Joseph’s Coat’ and pay attention to all the harmonies in the song. A harmony is where one person (or a group of people) are singing something different to another group at the same time. This makes the music sound much more interesting. In this song, the narrator is singing something completely different to the children singing their ‘ahhh’s - have a listen and see what you think!


Thursday, 16th April

Collect a range of objects from around your house that are the following 3D shapes: cylinder, cube, cuboid, pyramid, cone. Revise the properties of these shapes. How many vertices, edges and faces do they each have? Look more closely at the faces of each of these shapes write down the name of the 3D shape and then list the names of each of the faces.

Have a cuddle with your teddy/soft toy that you have described. Think of an adventure that they could have....perhaps they could come alive and start talking to you and you could go on an adventure together, perhaps you could turn into a teddy as well and you could both visit Toy World and meet other toys that have come alive.....Look round you bedroom and see what toys could join you.......perhaps Teddy could be a hero/rescuer and save the day in an emergency. 

Now find a piece of paper and fold it into sections. Use each section and draw your adventure.....think about what could happen at the beginning, where is teddy at the start of the adventure ? What exciting things are going to happen to him/her ? Where do they go?......What do they find ? 

Remember to have a really good 'B.M.E'.......beginning , middle and end. You might like to use some speech bubbles to show what your different characters might say. Finally you could colour your storyboard in.


Yesterday you did some research to find out about the function of different parts of a flowering plant. See if you can make a science poster to show all the interesting facts you have learnt...you might like to include your original labelled picture as part of it. Think about the different ways we can present information: text boxes, bullet points, diagrams, photographs etc. Do you remember all the exciting ways you presented the information you found out about rats ? ...perhaps you could use some of the same ideas on this poster. 


Do you know the Teddy Bear's Picnic song ? It starts with the line 'If you go down to the woods today........' Most grown -ups know it...see if you can find someone in your family to teach it to you. Then plan a menu for a healthy teddy bears picnic that you could join in with. 



Think about the last time you visited a church. What was it for? It might have been a wedding or a christening, or maybe you go at the weekend with your family for mass. Can you think of some celebrations a Christian might attend church for? (HINT: one of them is in December, another has just happened!)


Use this link to visit the church and learn about the different things inside it, click on each object to find out its name and what it is.




Wednesday 15th April

Access this website https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling-the-time-in-words

Have a go at some of the time games start with game 1 and work your way through to game 5. 

Now using your clock that you made yesterday to help you have a go at answering the following word problems 

  • Dad put a pizza in the oven at ¼ past five. It takes fifteen minutes to cook. What time did he take it out of the oven?
  • Sam went for a 15 minute run around the park. He stopped running at ½ past three. What time did he start running?
  • The baby woke up at 10 minutes past 8. He was awake for 15 minutes/ At what time did he fall back to sleep?
  • It takes Grandad 20 minutes to cut the grass. If he starts at 1 o’clock, what time will he finish?
  • Sarah practised playing the piano for 15 minutes. She started practising at 5 minutes to three. What time did she finish?

Can you now have a go at writing some of your own time word problems? Try and make them as tricky as you can. 


Read through the description of the teddy / soft toy that you wrote yesterday. What did you remember to include ? Challenge yourself today and think about how you could improve your work by editing it to make it even better. Perhaps you could use some different, more exciting adjectives, more unusual sentence openers or extend your sentences by adding more detail. Check that your handwriting is the appropriate size........could you make your edits even neater ?


How did your song performance go? Now see if you can create a dance sequence to go with it. Think about how you can change your body position using turns or moving at different levels - low , medium, high. Practise it, then perform it for your audience and see how many marks out of ten they would give you. 


Look at your drawing from yesterday that you did of a flowering plant. Hopefully you used the following words : flower, petals, stem, leaf, roots, possibly bulb.  Now see if you can find out what is the function of each of those parts. Perhaps you could use the internet to do some research but remember to ask a grown-up first. 

Tuesday 14th April

Make a clock using paper or card. Draw around something circular you can find. You could even use a paper plate for your clock face if you wish. Then add the numbers to clock. Remember start with the 12 and 6 then the 3 and 9 before adding all the other numbers in the correct place. Cut two strips of paper to make the clock hands. Remember one hand is slightly longer than the other. Ask you grown up to attach the hands using a split pin, if you don’t have one attach the hands the best you can. Use the clock to display these times: 9 o’clock, ½ past 10, ¼ (quarter) to 12 and ¼ past 2. Think carefully about what time you do certain things at home. Can you display the time you have your lunch or tea and what time you go to bed?

Show on your clock what time it will be one hour after and before these times: 9 o’clock, ½ past 10, ¼ (quarter) to 12 and ¼ past 2. Extension: what time will it be 15 minutes before and after the given times and 30 minutes before and after the given times? You could even make up some of your own.

Please keep your clock safe as we may use it again in the next few days and weeks.


Choose a teddy or similar soft toy from your bedroom. How would you describe your teddy? How much do you love your teddy ? Write a description with a viewpoint .  Include as many details as you can such as : where it came from, where you keep your teddy, what it feels and looks like and how many cuddles you give him or her. Remember to use a wide variety of sentence openers and interesting adjectives. 


Think of a song that you know....it could be your favourite pop song or a song from your favourite film. Practise it and then perform it for your family.....see if you sing your chosen song with lots of expression. See if you can identify the pitch and rhythm of your song and then think about how you could improve your performance. 


Find a picture of a plant with flowers and draw it on a piece of paper, include the roots. Perhaps it could be a spring flowering plant like a daffodil. Then label all the different parts.



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


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 

Watch this video about the Easter Story then teach someone in your house why we celebrate Easter. Don't forget to tell them which Jewish holiday the disciples were celebrating at the last supper, what Judas did and why Pilate had to put Jesus on the cross.

Do some exercise, Joe Wicks is doing a PE session every morning live at 9 am this can be accessed on YouTube. You can also search GoNoodle on YouTube and take part in some of their dances. 


Write a letter to a friend or neighbour. Tell them what you have been up to this week. If you go for your walk today you might want to post it to them. Remember to use adjectives and adverbs. Make sure you ask them some questions too using question marks and hopefully they will send you a reply. Concentrate on making sure that your handwriting is as neat as you can make it, joining up where you can. Maybe you could also draw them an Easter picture I'm sure this will make them smile. 


Think about the money job you completed yesterday. Remind yourself of the coins you used. Today's job is to make a toy shop. Use as many toys as you want and use some paper to give them all a price tag between 5p and £1. Take care when writing the £ sign and don't forget to add the pence sign when needed. You now have £1 to spend in the toy shop. Each time you or a member of your family buys a toy from your toy shop work out how much change they should receive from their £1. Write these calculations down. Remember to start with £1 and subtract the amount they have spent in order to work out how much change they should get. Extension: increase your £1 to an amount of your choice.


Start by drawing a large egg shape. Then use a ruler or something straight like the edge of a book to draw straight lines through the egg starting at lots of different places around its edge. Once you’re happy with your design, colour each section in a different colour. For a different look, go round each section pressing hard with your coloured pencil and then shade the middle by pressing more lightly. You can do this with felt tips too by going round each edge more than once.




Watch the YouTube video and try to sing a long. This is a ‘repeat after me’ song so pay attention to the words and actions and try to copy them in the right places.



Access Hit the button on the Top Marks website and practise a job of your choice. .


Please try and read everyday and ask your grown up to ask you questions to ensure you have understood what you have read. 


I hope you all have a lovely weekend and do some exciting things like watching a film with your grown up or baking something delicious! 


Thursday 26th March 

Do some exercise, Joe Wicks is doing a PE session every morning live at 9 am this can be accessed on YouTube. 


Ask your grown up if you can use some coins from their purse. You will need  one of each coin: 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p 50p £1 £2. Remember these are the only coins we have. 

Familiarise yourself with these coins.

Can you think of two different ways to make each of the following amounts: 23p, 66p, 75p, £1.45, £1.50 £2.30? Extension: make up your own amounts. 


Toy car experiment 

Find a toy car in your house. Look for some materials to make a ramp. You could use a cardboard box or something plastic. Place the car at the top of the ramp and watch it travel down the ramp. Now think about how you can adjust the ramp to change the speed and distance the car travels. 


Maybe you could write some sentences about how you have done this concentrating on your joined up handwriting. 


Please try and read everyday and ask your grown up to ask you questions to ensure you have understood what you have read. 


Wednesday 25th March 

Do some exercise, Joe Wicks is doing a PE session every morning live at 9 am this can be accessed on YouTube. 


Go out into your garden. 

Look for: 5 mini beasts, 5 signs of spring and 5 different plants. 

Write these down in a list remember each new word goes on a new line and starts with a capital letter. 

When you are back in the house write a poem about what you've found. Your poem does not have to rhyme but it can if you want it to. 

Make sure you are concentrating on your joined up handwriting when you are writing your poem. 


Please try and read everyday and ask your grown up to ask you questions to ensure you have understood what you have read. 


Access Hit the button on the Top Marks website and practise doubles and halves. 

Tuesday 24th March

Research and write down ten fascinating facts about our planet. Then design a poster to show what you have discovered.

Think about how you can  present your information using the features of non - fiction texts such as sub - headings, labelled diagrams and text boxes. 

Complete ten calculations using the fraction 1/2 .

Maths Challenge - count in 3's to 36, 50 and then 100.



Monday 23rd March

Access Hit the button on the Top Marks website and practise times tables.

Create a game that you could play with your friend....it could involve throwing and catching skills, jumping or dodging.

Then you can write the instructions for it using  bullet points and instructional language.

Choose ten different toys. How could you sort them into groups ? You could think about the material they are made from 

or how they move.


Friday 20th March 

Research the importance of Castles.

What is a castle?

Who would live in a castle?

List four places that would be a good place for a castle to be built, explain why they would be good locations?


Make a Mother's Day Card 

Draw a portrait of your Mam on the front of your card.

Can you write her a lovely, kind message inside telling her how much you love her?

Mother's Day is on Sunday so don't give it to her until then. 


Access Hit the button on the top marks website practise number bonds.

Thursday 19th March 

Retell the story of Rumpelstlitskin or another traditional tale. 

Use – Capital letters and full stops, paragraphs, joined handwriting, exclamation marks, question marks, adjectives, adverbs, commas, questions marks, colons for a list.


Access Hit the button on the top marks website practise doubles and halves.

Find a cylinder, sphere, cuboid and cube shaped object in your house and list the properties of these 3D shapes.