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Week 6, 8th February.

Firstly, I hope you managed to enjoy the snow! Did you catch some snow flakes? Did you have enough to build a snowman! 

Secondly, congratulations, you made it to the last week of term! Make it a good one and maybe try something different this week? Although this week will be cold, Spring is on the way and Half Term is in sight! I hope you have a great week and thoroughly enjoy your half term holiday next week, doing as little or as much of whatever you want to do!

Thank you for continuing to send in photos and information about all of your home learning. Lots of the children are building up their points on Class Dojo, well done! Above all, I hope you are proud of yourselves for getting through Term 3 at home, you have faced many challenges and should be proud of your determination and resilience. 

Collins Connect Big Cat reading scheme books are available online for free until the end of February! They are narrated, so if your child wants to read independently, just mute the microphone. You can select them using your child's current reading level and they even have activity sheets accompanying each book.

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

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Tuesday is Safer Internet Day. We always celebrate this in school and it's an important reminder for children on how to stay safe online. Please access all or some of the resources below. 

BBC Safer Internet Day. On Tuesday at 11am on CBBC In this 30-minute Live Lesson in partnership with the UK Safer Internet Centre, aimed at primary-aged students and linked to the primary computing curriculum, you'll learn about how you can stay safe, responsible and wise in an increasingly digital world, with tips and advice from some of the biggest personalities on the web.

Safer Internet Day, from UK Safer Internet Centre, select resources for parents and download the PDF's.

Please get in touch if I can be of help, support or encouragement!

Kind Regards

Jo Pearson

Learning Links:

ICT GAMES    Letter Join    Purple Mash,   Fitter Futures   BBC Bitesize

Daily English lessons

This week, Year 1 finish off their learning called Monkeys and hats. Year 2 start a new genre, How birds fly, which is an explanation text.

Year 1, Monkeys and hats (Problems)

Year 2, How birds fly (Explanations)

Lesson 6 

To explore a recycled character's thoughts and feelings

In this lesson, you will be exploring the main character's thoughts and feelings, given the problem he faces.

Lesson 1

To listen to an explanation

You will hear an explanation about how birds fly today. You will then map out our explanation to help us to understand the sequence. You will end by stepping our explanation to help us to start learning the structure.

Lesson 7

To write the first problem in the story

In this lesson, you will be writing about what happens when the hatmaker loses his hats to the monkeys, making the problem really matter for our character.

Lesson 2

To tell an explanation from memory

You will begin the lesson by exploring comprehension statements and explaining if they are true or false. You will then practise telling the explanation. You will create a flowchart to help us to remember the different stages of flight.

Lesson 8

To explore a character's thoughts and feelings (Part 1)

In this lesson, you will be exploring how the hatmaker's son feels when he meets the monkeys himself.

Lesson 3

To explore cause and effect

In this lesson you will learn about the relationship between cause and effect. You will investigate cause and effect relationships when a bird flaps, glides and steers.

Lesson 9

To explore a character's thoughts and feelings (Part 2)

In this lesson, you will be exploring how the hatmaker's son feels and reacts when the unexpected happens.

Lesson 4

To use subordinating conjunctions

You will explore the role of subordinating conjunctions. You will then craft sentences using when, it, that, and because. You will finish by considering the position of subordinating conjunctions in a sentence.

Lesson 10

To write the second problem in the story

In this lesson, you will be writing about what happens when the hatmaker's son meets the monkeys, making the problem really matter for our character.

Lesson 5

To summarise (explanations)

In this lesson you will read deeper explanations of how birds flap, glide and steer. You will then use three different methods to help us to develop our summarising skills.


Phonics with Felix videos:

These are fantastic short Phonics with Felix videos. Choose the phase using your child's reading book colour. The sounds used should be very familiar to your child, we use a lot of repetition in class to embed learning.

Phase 3

Pink or Red

Phase 4

Blue or Yellow

Phase 5

Green, orange, turquoise level

Phase 6

Gold, white, lime or free reader.

Mon: j phoneme

Tues: v phoneme

Wed: w phoneme

Thurs: x phoneme

Fri: y phoneme

Mon: st digraph

Tues: nd digraph

Wed: mp digraph

Thurs: nt digraph

Fri: nk digraph

Mon: ay digraph

Tues: ou digraph

Wed: ie digraph

Thurs: ea digraph

Fri: oy digraph

Mon: Plurals

Tues: Morning starter activities.

Wed: Past and present tense

Thurs: What is a prefix?

Fri: Spelling tips

If you prefer to carry on with the Letters and Sounds videos they're listed below.

Week 6, 8th February. Letter and Sounds videos:

Monday: ve (give)

Tuesday: se (cheese)

Wednesday: se (horse)

Thursday ph (phone)

Friday Review the week

Phase 6 or access SpellingPlay 

Common Exception Words PDF's Sapphire learning projects page)

CBBC Alphablocks 

 Geraldine the Giraffe on YouTube!  

Phonics Games

Daily Math's Lessons

This week, Year 1 start a new unit about 3d Shapes. Year 2 are finishing their unit on measuring length.

Year 1, Shapes and patterns

Year 2, Measuring length

Lesson 1

To recognise, name and describe 3D shapes

In this lesson you will learn the vocabulary of the properties of shapes and use that language to describe 3D shapes.

Lesson 6

Investigating the length of certain body parts

In this lesson, you carry out an investigation to see what you notice about the lengths of certain body parts

Lesson 2

To describe and classify 3D shapes

In this lesson you will continue to learn how to describe the properties of shapes and how to sort them (classify them) into groups based on their properties.

Lesson 7

Measuring curved and straight lines

In this lesson you will be measuring curved lines and the longest line in a shape

Lesson 3

To identify 2D shapes

In this lesson you will identify and name 2-D shapes, recognise shapes in different orientations and identify key properties of 2D shapes.

Lesson 8

Drawing lines with specified lengths

In this lesson, you will be working out the length of a mystery line and then drawing it

Lesson 4

To describe and classify 2D shapes

In this lesson you will describe 2-D shapes using mathematical vocabulary and then classify them into two groups.

Lesson 9

Applying knowledge of length when solving a word problem

In this lesson, you will be solving length word problems using a bar model

Lesson 5

To recognise and create repeating patterns

In this lesson you will explore and create shape and colour patterns. You will then be able to describe and continue patterns using 2-D shapes.

Lesson 10

Consolidating and reviewing length

In this lesson you will be consolidating what has been taught in this unit


This week stat a new unit called The Animal Kingdom.

Lesson 1

What is a living thing?

In this lesson, you will be learning about living things and the features of living things. All living things need to be able to breathe, produce waste, grow and change, feed and reproduce. You will then finish the lesson looking in more detail at different types of diets that animals may have. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and most importantly your brain!

Lesson 2

What is the difference between an invertebrate and a vertebrate?

In this lesson, you will be learning about the differences between invertebrates and vertebrates. All animals can be classified as either invertebrates which do not have a backbone or vertebrates which have a backbone. You will be identifying different animals from these classifications. 

Lesson 3

Which animal families are invertebrates?

In this lesson, you are going to be learning about 3 different families of animals which are invertebrates. Invertebrates are animals which do not have a backbone. They either have a soft body, like worms and jellyfish, or they have a hard outer casing covering their body, like spiders and crabs. You will be learning specifically about crustaceans, arachnids and insects which are types of invertebrates. 



Why do we celebrate Bonfire night? 

Lesson 2

Who was Guy Fawkes?

In this lesson, you will learn who Guy Fawkes was and why he was important in the conspiracy to blow up the houses of Parliament. You will learn the meaning of the word 'conspiracy' and you'll find out about some of the other conspirators. You'll also find out whether the plan was successful and what happened to Guy Fawkes afterwards. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.


Contuation of Tempo, Dynamics and Timbre. This week you'll be singing!

Lesson 3

Loud and quiet sounds

In this lesson, you will be learning about dynamics. You will learn the Italian terms for loud and quiet and use them to help us add expression to our singing.

Lesson 4

Exploring different ways to use the voice

In this lesson, you will be learning lots of different ways to use your voice and decide which way is best for a particular song.

Religious Education



Lesson 6

What do Jews believe about the Messiah?

In this lesson, we will be learning all about what Jews believe about the Messiah. We will understand that different Jewish people hold different beliefs about whether the Messiah will be a person, or an age and a world that we must all bring about.


The story of Noah and the Flood links to our school value 'Endurance'.  This story should help us to think about how God is always with us and cares for us, even when things get really difficult, and this might feel important for a lot of people right now.  The story is from the book of Genesis, Chapter 6 verse 9 through to the end of Chapter 8.  You can read the story in the Bible, or find a version of it HERE.  You can also click the image below to watch a video summary of the story.

  • Print out some sequencing pictures from the story and take a photo.
  • Learn a song like this one HERE
  • Re- enact it with toy animals and a boat (in water?)
  • Create a cartoon strip
  • Make a little book to retell the story using simple sentences.
  • Draw or paint a scene from the story
  • Create a shoebox world 
  • Make some puppets and ask an adult to film a puppet show of the story that you narrate
  • Come up with your own idea!

Ark GIFs | Tenor

Physical Education

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