Friday 15th January 2021
Hello Friday Foxes,
The weekend is so, so close! It was great to hear your wonderful similes today; you truly have worked hard to create them and should be very proud of yourselves. You were all fantastic today and you have been all week, so thank you so much. You have muted and unmuted yourselves brilliantly and you have listened really well to others when they have been speaking. What more can we ask!
Have a great well deserved weekend Foxes.
Lots of Love Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wiltshire xx
English – Live 10.15am
Today you will listen to a myth. After listening to the myth you will be asked about the following: the setting, the characters, the hero, the animals, the problem and the different parts of the story. You do, therefore, need to listen very carefully when the story is being read to you.
Task: You need to listen to or read some more myths at some time today in preparation for next weeks lessons. You need to think about and remember how the myths are structured; the beginning, middle and ending. This will be important for when you start to plan and write your own myth next week.
Icarus & Daedulus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eZuiOKSBAM
Today we would like you to take time to finish off any work that you might not have finished this week.
Brain warm up:
Jessica thinks of a number.
She multiplies this number by 8 then subtracts 5.
Her answer is 43. What was Jessica's original number?
Make up your own puzzle for your family.
Ancient Greek artists were very different from artists in other ancient cultures. Ancient Greeks loved beauty and this was reflected in their art.
When the Greeks created a statue or painting of a real person, Greek artists created a ‘look’ that resembled the person, but their appearance was often vastly improved! They gave men rippling muscles and they gave women long, flowing hair. They made sure their eyes and noses were spaced just right. The Ancient Greeks were especially kind towards their gods, making sure that their portraits and sculptures showed their beauty and power.
Have a look at the images attached of the Greek Gods.
Task: Your task for today is to sketch a Greek God. We would like you to use pencil to sketch your God. Make sure you are adding in lots of detail to make sure your God is looking powerful, beautiful and striking. Next week, we will discuss how to add colour to make these portraits really stand out.
How to draw a face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WROSZ6803cE
Think about the characters in your reading book and write a letter to them.
Tell them what you feel about them, what you like about them how you felt in parts of the story. Tell them about yourself too. You could compare your lives.
Thursday 14th January 2021
We are aware that we have been uploading a fair amount of worksheets over the past few weeks. Please do not feel that you have to print them. As an alternative, we suggest your child writes the answers to the questions in their home learning books. When they record the work in their books; they will need to write the title of the activity (e.g Change from 20p), the date and the learning objective. This applies to all areas of the curriculum. If you wish to continue printing the worksheets please do continue, as again we are aware that another child/adult may require the device for their work and so your child will therefore, require a worksheet.
All we can say is - what would life be like without the internet and devices!!
Good morning lovely Foxes,
Well done with all of your learning so far this week. It was lovely to see you all on zoom today. Remember to try and do some exercise each day, I know we have been enjoying our daily walks in the fresh air. Joe Wicks is doing 3 P.E sessions again, so maybe try and give one of those a try. How did you get on with the Macarena dance, bet you are already experts. As they say on Strictly –‘ Keeeeep on dancing’.
Love Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wiltshire xx
English: Live Lesson 10.15am
Today you are going to share the writing you completed using similes and adjectives.
We are bound to be blown away by your effort and ideas, so we are really looking forward to hearing them.
Before you join the live session, please decide which piece of descriptive writing you wish to read out, have a practise before the lesson. During the lesson remember to read it in a clear voice and to sit a little closer to the microphone when you speak to the class.
Task: Your follow up work will be to look at how you can make improvements to your work and to see how you got on with some of the improvements that were suggested to you yesterday. We will be discussing more about this tomorrow.
LO – To apply skills learnt this week to solve problems with money.
Today you will be applying the skills that you have been learning this week. There are a variety of problems to solve. Remember to highlight any of the important information and then think about the calculation that you need to do. You can answer the problems in your book so you don’t need to print anything off for these activities. Put the date, the title of the activity and the learning objective at the top of the page.
Remember to check the mathletics site to see what tasks have been assigned.
LO - To explore traditional Greek food.
Do you know of any traditional Greek foods/dishes?
Why could the Greeks grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables?
Look at the slides attached to find out more about the average Greek diet. Your task is to then create a typical Greek menu. You can write this in your book or design it on plain paper. We have attached a list of Greek foods for you to look at and help you get started! You can illustrate your menu with pictures too.
Challenge – use exciting vocabulary to describe the different dishes on the menu.
This task is a follow up to the past tense lesson you watched yesterday.
As a reminder, watch the short video below:
Ed the Time Traveller https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLoRJq-C26ZBGUy1mt15OKL7mWZin3VXbi&v=jxl28KQOHy4
Task: Complete the SPELLING activity on the class page.
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Happy middle of the week Foxes!
We hope you are keeping your day busy with all your learning. Remember, if you have any spare time, you can complete a task from your Home Learning grid. You all seem to be working hard during our live lessons on Zoom , so well done! If any of the tasks we ask you to do during the lessons are a bit tricky, do not worry as the follow up tasks may not be as tricky. Keep on smiling Foxes and keep on doing your very best, as we know how great you are at putting lots of effort into your work.
See you later alligators!
Love Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wiltshire xx
English: Similes - Live Lesson
In today’s lesson you will be looking at similes and adjectives. The lesson is to support your descriptive writing; it will help you improve and extend your sentences, so that you can create a picture in the readers head. For example, in the myth ‘Pandora’s Box’ the similes ‘rubies as red as the blazing sun’ and ‘like a swarm of insects’ were used.
Tasks after your live lesson:
To describe the following objects from the myth ‘Pandora’s Box’, using adjectives and similes.
Warm – choose two objects Hot – choose three objects Spicy – describe all objects
To describe the following characters from the myth ‘Pandora’s Box’, using adjectives and similes.
Use the text to help you think about the personalities of the characters..
Warm – choose two characters Hot – choose three characters Spicy – describe all characters
Challenge: To improve your descriptive writing from yesterday, by adding similes and adjectives to your sentences. Improve two or more sentences.
LO – To calculate change accurately.
During our live maths lessons you seemed to be getting more confident with using coins to find amounts and then adding amounts together.
There is also a 100 square uploaded as this might help some of the children with calculating change.
Jigsaw Piece 2
We have included the ‘Calm and Relax’ script that we use in our Jigsaw lessons. You may wish to use it before you begin your learning at home or at other times in the day when you wish to be calm and peaceful.
These learning objectives may give you some idea as to why we have asked you to carry out the task below!
LO: To persevere even though I find tasks difficult
LO: To know some of my strengths.
This week we are setting you a challenge! To learn the dance called the ‘Macarena’.
Mild: Actions no music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLo3SASoZ_E
Warm: Macarena with music, no turning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUKCmb3nMGc
Hot: Music and turning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SACPHdTFjq4
Spicy: Variety of actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAXBWLiJL5A
Other members of your family could learn it with you. Better still, you could teach them!!!
Next week we will explain why we have asked you to carry out this task.
Spelling and Grammar: The Past tense
This week we will be investigating suffixes linked to the past tense.
Many past tense words sound as if they are spelt with a ‘t’ or ‘id.
There are also spelling rules for words with different endings. You will find out more by watching the video below.
Task: To proof read the work you have completed this week to check if you have used the past tense correctly in your writing. Underline, in a coloured crayon, any past tense words you have used, Correct any spelling errors.
Tuesday 12th January 2021
How did you get on with all your tasks set yesterday? We hope you all enjoyed your shopping and other money tasks and investigations set for you. In science, you will soon be experts on fossils like Mary Anning. She was an incredible person as she followed her passion and never gave up even though thigs were not always easy for her! You will be finding out about the world’s oldest religion today – Hinduism. Over the coming weeks, we will be looking at different parts of Hinduism. See you later lovely Foxes. xxxxxx
Maths Live 10.15am
After our live lesson these are the tasks for you to complete:-
During our live lesson we looked at adding amounts and what written strategies we could use. It is now your turn to have a go. Choose different items from the sheet and then add them together. You will need to set your amounts out carefully when you work out the totals. Remember to line up the decimal point.
LO – To create a detailed character description about a main character in a myth.
Next week we will be writing our own myths. Before we do this there are few things we need to think about and practise. Characters are very important in a story and often detailed descriptions can help the reader to picture them in their mind.
Today you are going to choose one of the main characters from the story – Pandora, Zeus or Epimetheus.
Use the text to find out as much as you can about them. Then write a character description.
Try to use interesting adjectives to describe them and extend your sentences with extra detail.
For example; Zeus was a very powerful God because he could make other Gods do want he wanted them to do. He was angry with Epimetheus so he decided to teach him a lesson.
I think he was clever because …… Remember you need to include evidence to support all your ideas.
Here are some adjectives to get you started with your character descriptions. We are sure you can think of lots of others to describe your chosen character. We will look more closely at using adjectives in your writing later in the week.
This term we will be looking at the world’s oldest religion - Hinduism. Please take a look at the introduction to Hinduism and then answer the questions below, in your books. You may require some help reading the introduction as it contains a lot of information and maybe triky in parts. Nothing like a challenge!!!!
YR 2 Phonics: (The sounds /r/ spelt ‘wr’ at the beginning of words)
YR 3 Spelling: (Words ending in ‘sure’)
You can also include any extra words ending in ‘sure’ that you may know or have found.
Monday 11th January 2021
Happy Monday Morning Foxes,
We hope you had a relaxing week and we hope that you were able to go out and get some fresh air, even though it was pretty chilly!
We would like to suggest to you all that if a task is a bit tricky always take a look at the other tasks that have been uploaded. We also suggest that if there is a task with a lot of reading, please ask a member of your family to read it to you and discuss the ideas in the text.
Well done again, for putting so much effort into your work last week.
Love Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wiltshire
Maths: Live lesson 10.15am
In maths this week we will be looking at money. If you can bring a selection of coins with you to our live lesson that will be helpful. Tasks for after our live lesson:-
Set yourself up with a shop. You can find items from around your house. Then label your items with how much they cost. When you have done this have a go at working out what coins you would need to buy the items. You can do this yourself, or there might be someone else there who wants to do this with you. If you get the hang of this you can make the amounts bigger.
We have uploaded some word problems investigating money. You will need to read each of the questions and work out what to do. You will need to show your working out. Sometimes you might have to work out different combinations. There are quite a few challenge cards so you can work on these over the next two days. We will post the answers later in the week.
LO: To identify the meaning of unfamiliar words.
During our live English lessons you may have noticed some unfamiliar vocabulary in the text. Today you will locate the words and find out what some of these words mean.
You can either use the table provided on the website or draw your own grid in your book. You need to write the meaning of each of the unfamiliar words. You can use a dictionary to find accurate definitions. This is an important skill to practise, so remember how you used dictionaries in the classroom. If there are any other words in the story that you don’t know the meaning of, then add them to your grid and find out what they mean.
Who was Mary Anning and what did she find that was so important?
Watch the video and see if you can work out the types of fossils Mary Anning found.
Answer the following questions about Mary Anning in your books. Make sure you answer in full, correctly punctuated sentences.
- What have you learnt about Mary Anning?
- What types of fossils did she find?
- How did she learn about fossils?
- Why were her finds so important?
- Why do you think she was not credited with finding the fossils?
YR 2 Phonics
Last week you looked at silent ‘k’ as in words spelt with ‘kn’. Today you will be looking at silent ‘w’ as in 'wr'. The sound /r/ spelt ‘wr’, at the beginning of words. Please watch the following video. There are two other silent letter spelling sounds included in the video - silent ‘w’ as in ‘wr’ is near the end of the video. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-silent-letters-c9gk4r?step=1&activity=video
YR 3 Spelling
Today you will be looking at the spelling of words ending in ture/sure. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/articles/z3jpk2
Friday 8th January 2021
Well done you have nearly completed your first week of Home Learning! We have been so proud of how you have quickly adapted to using the website and zoom lessons to do your learning. We have all been learning together this week, especially us!
Have a lovely, restful weekend Foxes and we will see you on Monday
Love Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wiltshire
Maths LIVE 10.15am
Please bring a ruler or a measuring tape with you to your live maths lesson.
Today we will continue with measurement. (Many apologies for the error made yesterday during the lesson, well done to all those that spotted it. Just testing you all! )
We hope that you were able to spend some time outside and find things to measure and compare year 2 and the same for Year 3 – did you find the perimeter of areas in your garden? If not, we hope you found lots of things to measure indoors.
We have uploaded the answers to yesterday’s reading comprehension questions. Use the answers to check your work before you go on to today’s task. If you haven’t finished the questions then do that first before looking at the answers.
LO – To analyse a text and identify likes and dislikes.
Today we would like you to think about the story and write down what you liked or disliked about the story. Remember to explain why. Are there any questions that you would ask any of the characters? Do you have any questions about the story? There is a table you can complete in on the website or you can record your work in your book using the subheadings ‘Likes’ and ‘Dislikes’.
School Value: January- Hope
This months value is Hope.
Hope is the feeling of wanting something good to happen and thinking that it could happen.
Hope allows us to believe that anything is possible.
If we didn’t have hope, we would give up when things become difficult.
- Why do you think it is important to have hope?
- What are your hopes and dreams?
Have a discussion with your family about their hopes.
Make a Hope jar or box – use any jar, cup or box. Decorate your container and make it look as special as you can. You can then write down what you are hoping for every few days and put it/them in your container. At the end of the month read them out together with your family. Other members of your family could add to your jar as well.
YR 2 Phonics (Linked to week 1 of Year 2 spellings)
Today you are learning the sound ‘gn’ at the beginning of words
Look at the video and see if you can make a list of as many words with gn in them.
YR 3 Spellings (Linked to week 1 of Year 3 spellings)
On Wednesday and Thursday you have been practising using homophones. Today you will need to watch the video and then carry out the tasks.
Looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday
Thursday 7th January 2021
We have just added to the resources, todays maths lessons along with Year 2's spelling list.
Once again it was lovely to see you all and see how you are keen to crack on with your learning. We can tell that you are beginning to get used to remote learning, as we could see that you were all well prepared with your books and pencils and that you were trying really hard to sit very still and concentrate. Well done everyone.
We hope you enjoyed your tasks yesterday and that you feel that you will soon be in a routine with your learning. Todays live lesson will be maths so we look forward to seeing you soon – same time, same place!
Please bring a ruler or a measuring tape with you to your live maths lesson.
Love Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wiltshire
Maths: Live lesson at 10.15am Measurement
Today you are going to go measuring again! We will explain more about this in the lesson.
Year 2: Please go outside with a ruler and measure: (If too wet or too cold you can measure indoor)
- The height of plants, flower pots, grass.
- Gather 10 or more sticks and place them in length order, measure them and place in length order
- The width of leaves, again place them in width order.
Have a go at adding up two or more lengths, heights and widths of your objects. Record your findings by designing your own recording grid.
Year 3: Please go outside with a measuring tape and measure: (If too wet or too cold you can measure indoors)
- Find shapes in the garden and measure the perimeter of the shape you have found. Draw your shape, for example; a brick, paving stone wheelbarrow and record the measurements of each edge. You can then calculate the perimeter when you go back indoors.
LO – To demonstrate understanding by answering questions about Pandora’s Box.
Now we have read the whole story together and you have written a summary of events you should be getting to know and understand the story far better. Today you have some questions to answer to deepen your understanding.
There are 3 sets of questions on the website – Spicy, hot and warm. Choose the challenge suitable for you. Answer your questions in your Home Learning Books and remember to answer them in clear, full sentences.
Last term we started to learn about the Ancient Greeks. We are continuing with this topic and this week we are going to focus on ‘Daily Life’. Look at the website below and listen and read about what life was like in Ancient Greece.
LO – To identify what life was like for different people in Ancient Greece.
You can choose either task:-
YR2 Phonics: Follow up task for the sound kn
Yesterday you heard Mr Thorne introduce the silent K in kn words. Today we would like you to consolidate your spelling of the kn words on your spelling list, by completing the following activity.
YR 3 Spelling - Homophones
Yesterday you listened to a lesson about homophones (Oak Academy).Today we would like you to consolidate your spelling and understanding of homophones, by completing the following activity.
Ball/bawl: The little boy began to bawl very loudly, when he saw the cheeky dog run off with his ball.
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Good Morning Foxes,
It was lovely to see your smiling faces yesterday. Thank you for keeping your screens on mute and listening really carefully. It really helps us if you remain on mute. Remaining on mute also helps you to concentrate on the lesson.
We hope you enjoyed the story about Pandora's Box and completed the activity. Did you all manage to get lots of measuring completed? No doubt you are now experts at estmating a length! In science, what is your favourite fact about how fossils are formed?
Well done for working so hard on your first day of remote learning.
We hope you are ready to do some more fun learning today!
Love Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wiltshire
Here are your tasks for today.
Please check your Mathletics and see what tasks have been set. There will be some tasks linked to measure (our focus this week).
Don’t for get to practise your times tables. You could try Hit the Button on the Topmarks website -https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
10.15 – We will see you for our live lesson.
LO – To summarise the main events in Pandora’s Box
After our lesson today, you will need to write a summary of the story Pandora’s Box. Think about the things we discussed in our lesson.
What are the main events in the story?
What happened at the beginning/middle and end?
Todays tasks are as follows - please choose from the options below.
Write a summary explaining the main events in the story. Remember to write in clear sentences using capital letters and full stops. Try to use different time connectives to help your writing flow. For example; first, later, after that, finally.
When you have completed your task, remember to go back and read what you have written.
You can use the story board template on the website and draw and label the main events in the story. Challenge: Include sentences under each event
This term our Jigsaw focus is ‘Dreams and Goals’.
Think about all of the things that you are proud of. It could be work you have done at school, a hobby that you enjoy. When you are proud of something, how does it make you feel?
Please listen to the stories about dreams and goals together as a family. https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home-1/
Spelling and phonics
YR 2 Phonics The sound /n/ spelt ‘kn’ (Linked to your weekly spellings)
Mr Thorne video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXjiuS-VARE
Year 3 Homophones
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Hello Lovely Foxes,
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas break.
Thank you all for the kind and thoughtful gifts and cards; we really appreciated your incredible thoughtfulness.
For the next few weeks you will be learning in a slightly different way but don’t worry as it is something new to all of us.
Each day we will update the website with tasks for you to complete during the day in your Home Learning Book. Complete your tasks at your own pace throughout the day. Please don’t rush – just try your best. There will also be a daily live teaching session related to Maths or English at 10.15 am. You will need to be ready for this by 10.10, so make sure you have with you, your Home Learning Book and a pencil (we will have to lock the zoom meeting by 10.20 so you need to be ready Foxes!).
We have attached your weekly spellings, so remember to practise them every week. Please ensure that you read daily (Y2s to an adult). We will also upload a couple of mathletics tasks each day and these will relate to the maths that we are learning about. Your home learning grid for this term is also attached so please complete some tasks from the grid when you have spare time.
Good luck ‘Fantastic Foxes’.
We look forward to seeing you later this morning at 10.15 am.
Love Mrs Flynn, Mrs Wiltshire and Mrs Garrod xxxx
Read the powerpoint attached for your year group. Think about why we need to measure in real life. How is it useful?
What is length and what is width?
What does estimating mean? Why is it useful to be able to estimate?
Look at a range of objects in your house. Which do you think can be measured using cm?
Year 2 LO: To estimate length using centimetres (cm)
Look at the grid on the website and draw your own grids in your books. You will need to estimate the length of your object first and then measure accurately using a ruler.
Year 3 LO:To estimate, measure and compare in centimetres (cm)
Look at your grid on the website and draw your own grids in your books. You will need to measure objects accurately and then compare and find the difference. Think about the skills you are applying to this task
English: Myths Your live teaching lesson starts at 10.15
After we have seen you Foxes you will then need to complete your follow up task.
Read through the first part of the story Pandora’s Box. When you have read it have a think about the questions below:-
You can talk to an adult about this or you can jot some ideas down in your Home Learning Books. Remember to bring any work you do to our next live lesson tomorrow.
Task: Please draw and complete a fossil formation grid in your home learning book. An example of the grid is on the class page as an attachement. Your text box will need to be large enough to fit the texts from the mixed up explanation texts attached on the class page. You can either cut them out or challenge yourself by copying them on to your grid in your best handwriting.
If your child is isolating at any point, please refer to the class' current home learning grids and spelling lists below for home learning tasks. In addition, your child should log in to Mathletics and complete the tasks they have set on there. They should also be reading and discussing what they have read with an adult on a daily basis.
Hello Little Foxes,
Our outdoor learning day on Friday was great fun and you all put a great effort into the day, so thank you from us all. We will be planting our class bulbs and vegetables, in our allotment bed, on Wednesday afternoon 11th November. (We ran out of planting time on Friday!) You will be in your uniform, but do not worry, as you will not get messy.
We hope you have enjoyed your first week back in class, we can already see that you are looking forward to our new topic –Ancient Greece.
Your home learning grid and your spellings were both handed out to you on Friday, so we hope you managed to stick them into your blue homework books.
Spelling: Please use the spelling list handed out to you on Friday.
Phonics: Please keep practising your phonic skills so that you can remember your phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs with greater speed. This will help you with your reading and your spelling.
You also need to continue to learn the words from your spelling grid.
Some useful websites:
We look forward to yet another great term with you all.
Mrs Flynn, Mrs Wiltshire and Mrs Garrod
Please see below for past home learning grids / activities / resources.
Welcome to the new year Foxes!
It has been lovely having you all back this week and we have really enjoyed working with you.
Below we have attached copies of the work sent home in your home learning books.
If for some reason you are unable to come to school, please use these as a basis for your work. Be original and work to the best of your ability. For example, you could:
Keep up the fantastic work Foxes!
Mrs Flynn, Mrs Wiltshire and Mrs Garrod
Many thanks for joining us this afternoon!
As promised, more suggested home learning for you!!!!!! Please feel free to work through the grid at your own pace. We have attached some support resources as well as some useful websites.
We wish you a relaxing and fun summer holiday and look forward to seeing you all in September.
All our love Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wiltshire