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Google Meet Video Calls

Group A – AM – 9:15 – 9:30                              PM – 1:45 – 2:00

Group B – AM – 9:35 – 9:50                              PM – 2:05 – 2:20 

Group C – AM – 9:55 – 10:10                            PM – 2:25 – 2:40

Group D – AM – 10:15 – 10:30                          PM – 2:45 – 3:00

Thank you very much for your support with getting the Google Meet Video calls up and running, we will continue these twice a day going forward.

Handy resources:

Reading

  • ***NEW UPDATE!*** You should be able to access books on Active Learn once more!

  • Free trial with Active Learn Primary which provide identical e-books to the new ‘set’ numbered books we have in school. Please follow these instructions to sign in to your child’s account which has some allocated books: Active Learn Primary login details  

 

  • Here is a document link with information to access Oxford Owl e-books which are split into colour book bands: Oxford Owl information There are many, many books online at this site which is good to look at regularly to keep practising reading at home. If you need any guidance with which colour book band to choose, please contact me.

 

***NEW*** World Book Day – Thursday 4th March

Next week we will be celebrating World Book Day! Please follow this link for further information:

World Book Day flyer

 

***Here is a link to Scholastic Live World Book day Event Week. This is a week-long programme of online sessions where famous authors and illustrators will be hosting 30-minute events, including draw-a-longs, writing workshops and a 4pm Book Club. Information for how to register is found by following the link.

 

Week beginning 1.3.21

***Thursday 4th March*** World Book Day!

Today we will be celebrating World Book Day! Please join your video calls in your World Book Day story outfits and bring along your favourite book if you have it at home. If you have had a go at making a fruit and vegetable story character, please bring it along to show on the video calls too!

Click here to hear and enjoy some poems read by staff in school: Poems read by the LMPS staff

Year 1 Phonics 

We are continuing to look at the graphemes that spell the ‘oi’ sound. 

Watch the video from yesterday again if you need a reminder about the different graphemes. 

Today, please have a go at reading this phoneme spotter: printables-altspellings-oi-phoneme-spotter If you can print it, you can highlight on the page the different ways of spelling the ‘or’ sound. Alternatively, you could also highlight the pdf on the computer.

 

Year 2 Spellings 

This week we are focusing on /j/ sound spelt ge at the end of words e.g. change, huge, village. We will have a spelling quiz tomorrow afternoon so spend 10-15 minutes practising, and focus on the ending that you find trickiest. The quiz will be on 6 spellings from List 1 (on Page 18) so have a look at this list. Can someone at home give you a quiz?

 

Handwriting

Year 1: Continue practising these high frequency words – please do the last five words: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t1hvIjnvSfWzoKAofzafXVsz5SF0c2PKJkLGJmJxqbg/edit?usp=sharing or neatly along the lines in your Home Learning book if you don’t have a printer. 

Year 2: Please practise writing the last five words on this sheet. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16cXEYBY0zpexD-FtXpPNzLKnrLbBOtJeU8v9FH9t5YI/edit?usp=sharing Please practise them neatly along the lines in your Home Learning book if you don’t have a printer.

 

English

 Snowy Owls! Mrs Lee has received a rather interesting letter through the post this morning! Click here to read what it says: The Giant’s letter!

What could we do? 

Could we write a letter back to the Giant, explaining what has happened? What would you write? How would you start your letter? How would you finish it? 

If you can, write your letter on a separate piece of paper rather than in your Home Learning book. Here is a sheet you could use to help: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13rMXRkhTZlX7ijGai2Sz4VmzNr_NhFw-_lXqjYM6m94/edit?usp=sharing

 

Maths 

Year 1: Measurement and height  

Please watch this White Rose Maths video first Spr1.8.3 – Compare lengths and heights on Vimeo 

Then have a go at this worksheet: Y1 Maths 4.3.21

 

Year 2: 2D and 3D shapes

 Please watch this White Rose Maths video first: Spr2.8.5 – Count faces on 3D shapes on Vimeo 

Have a look around your house for some different 3D shapes (use this Twinkl mat to check what 3D shapes they are 3D shape mat twinkl). Then can you draw the objects into your Home Learning book and write how many faces they have?

 

World Book Day! 

There are two tasks this afternoon to help us celebrate World Book Day: 

  1. What is your favourite book? You may have the book at home, so you could copy the front cover. If not, can you find the front cover by searching on Google and copying it from the screen? 

You could do this by drawing or you could have a go on Purple Mash to paint the front cover of your favourite book instead. 

2. Have a go at making a book! Follow these steps to make a book: Make-a-Book-KS1 once you’ve made your book, can you fill it with a story, or some pictures and writing of your choosing? It could be about anything at all – animals, school, friends, magic, sport, nature – endless options! 

You may like to try this Book Quiz from the World Book Day website! Primary-Make-and-Do-Book-Bonanza-Quiz-KS1-1

Wednesday 3rd March

Year 1 Phonics 

Today we are looking at the phoneme ‘oi’ and the main graphemes that help us spell this sound are: oy

Please watch this video: oi oy – Alternative Spellings – YouTube   

Today, have a go at sorting some of these words into one of two columns in your Home Learning book – oi or oy. oi words to sort

 

Year 2 Spellings

Continue with the spellings practise we started on Monday. Remember we are focusing on/j/ sound spelt ge at the end of words e.g. change, huge, village. Today can you use 6 of these words in 6 silly sentences?

Reading

Spend 10-15 minutes reading, answering questions as you go along.

 

English 

We haven’t seen a front cover for the story Jack and the Beanstalk so I would like you to design one! 

Think about what you could include on the front cover to give an idea to the reader about what is inside the book. 

If you can, try writing a blurb which is normally a couple of sentences about the story but it doesn’t give away the whole plot of the story. 

Here is an example blurb for another well-known fairytale: 

Cinderella was working hard for her evil step-mother when a fairy godmother turned up one day and swept her off to the ball! She meets a handsome prince but the magic spell won’t last forever…

 

Maths 

Year 1: Measurement and height 

Please watch this White Rose Maths video first: Spr1.8.2 – Compare heights activity on Vimeo 

Can you gather your teddy bears and cuddly toys and sit them alongside each other (or stand them up if they can?) then compare their heights? Put them in height order from shortest to tallest.

 

Year 2: 2D and 3D shapes

Today, please watch this White Rose Maths video first: Spr2.8.4 – Make patterns with 2D shapes on Vimeo 

Then it is your choice today:

  • You could either have a go at this worksheet: Y2 Spring Block 3 WO7 Make patterns with 2D shapes 2019
  • Or try creating your own patterns with 2D shapes using bright pens or crayons. Can you keep the pattern going across a piece of A4 paper or in your Home Learning book? Try to use 4 2D shapes in your pattern!

 

Computing

Year 1: Please select Lesson 2 ‘Using Technology’ on this page Home Learning – Computing 4 Schools under ‘Year 1 – Technology around us’. Watch the short video then have a go at drawing a computer/laptop in detail and labelling it yourself – the worksheet is a guide for the labels you can use (screen, keyboard, mouse, trackpad, base unit).

 

Year 2: Please select Lesson 2 ‘Information Technology in our Home?’ on this page Home Learning – Computing 4 Schools  ‘Year 2: Information Technology around us’. Watch the short video then try out the task to the right of the video (IT at home worksheet).

 

World Book Day is tomorrow! 

Have a think this afternoon about your favourite book in time for World Book Day tomorrow. Are you going to try making a fruit and veg character? What is your outfit idea for tomorrow? Please see the World Book Day flyer for some ideas! World Book Day flyer

 

Tuesday 2nd March

Year 1 Phonics

We are continuing to look at the graphemes that spell the ‘ur’ sound. Watch the video from yesterday again if you need a reminder about the different graphemes. 

Today, please have a go at this spelling activity from Twinkl: alternative spellings for ur.  There are LOTS of words on this sheet so you may want to pick fewer to complete, plus you may want to write the words into your Home Learning book instead of onto the sheet. 

 

Year 2 Spellings 

Continue with the spellings practise from yesterday and spend about 10-15 minutes looking at the spelling rule and words. Remember we are focusing on /j/ sound spelt ge at the end of words e.g. change, huge, village

Please find yesterday’s links to the document. Try a different way of practising the spellings today. Can you write the words to form different 2D shapes? E.g. write the word each side of a triangle, or square, or even a hexagon?

 

Handwriting 

Year 1: Today please practise writing the first five of these high frequency words on this sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t1hvIjnvSfWzoKAofzafXVsz5SF0c2PKJkLGJmJxqbg/edit?usp=sharing or neatly along the lines in your Home Learning book if you don’t have a printer.

 

Year 2: Please practise writing the first five words on this sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16cXEYBY0zpexD-FtXpPNzLKnrLbBOtJeU8v9FH9t5YI/edit?usp=sharing  Please practise them neatly along the lines in your Home Learning book if you don’t have a printer.

 

English 

We are going to finish watching the Jack and the Beanstalk today so please watch the last two parts: 

13. The magic harp

14. We’re rich!

KS1 English: Jack and the Beanstalk – Episode 13 – BBC Teach 

We’ve now finished watching the story so I’d like you to think about how you would describe the different characters in the story. 

Have a go at drawing Jack and the Giant. We will compare these two characters – is one a goodie and one a baddie? How could you describe each of them? 

Year 1 – aim for 2-3 adjectives for each of the two characters. 

Year 2 – aim for 4-5 adjectives for each of the two characters. 

 

Maths

Year 1: Measurement and height

Please watch this White Rose Maths video first: Spr1.8.1 – Compare lengths activity on Vimeo 

Within the video are some activities to measure items. Once you have watched the video, using a piece of string or a shoelace (not too long!) go around your house and find things that are shorter and longer than the piece of string. Can you draw them into this table? https://docs.google.com/document/d/10mBKkceBGbspUwrrTbr5qnZmcEhgc0qP0as8pIWZugU/edit?usp=sharing

 

Year 2: This week we are continuing our work on 2D and 3D shapes.

Today, please watch this White Rose Maths video first: Spr2.8.3 – Sort 2D shapes on Vimeo 

Then have a go at this worksheet: Y2 Spring Block 3 WO6 Sort 2D shapes 2019

 

Science

Today we are going to find out about the parts that make up a plant. 

Watch this short clip to find out more: Science KS1 / KS2: Parts of a plant – BBC Teach 

Can you have a go at making a model of a plant? You could do this with anything you have around the house (junk modelling style!) or maybe use lego, or arts and craft materials or even food?! Have a look at this document for some ideas: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sDykqsxnHgP_Q3eVfOWRlqqI1Bf8E3TpWvwi1jrx3OI/edit?usp=sharing  Make sure to include: roots, stem, leaves, flower.

 

Monday 1st March

Year 1 Phonics 

We are looking at the ways to spell different sounds. We are looking at the phoneme ‘ur’ and the graphemes that help us spell that sound are: ur, or, ear, ir. Please watch this video: Discovery Education Espresso – Sal’s phonics – different ways to spell ‘ur’ 

Espresso online login – Username is student23555 and password is melton

Try the ‘Sorting by Spelling’ game and the ‘Spelling’ game after watching the video. 

 

Year 2 Spellings 

This week we will be learning a new spelling rule. This week it is the /j/ sound spelt ge at the end of words e.g. change, huge, village

*This is very close to the previous week’s spelling rule!

Pages 3 and 4 – focus words for the week

Pages 6, 7, 8 – practise sheets

Pages 27-46 – lots of different styles of practise!

On Friday afternoon we will have a mini spellings quiz on our Google Video Call where we try spelling 6 of the words from List 1 (on page 18). Today, have a look at the words on Page 3. Look at the spelling rule in the top right corner. Try out a practise sheet and spend 10-15 minutes practising some of those spellings. There are a lot of spellings here but the main thing to focus on is the rule because once you know the rule, it is easier to know how to spell the words! Here is the pack: Autumn-2-Week-6-Year-2-v8pwmf (1)  

Here is the simplified version (which shouldn’t take long to download) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DKy9i7LgkZH36asNotW67bACCeR5o52AJDe1qLwhhwI/edit?usp=sharing

 

Reading 

Spend 10-15 minutes reading, answering questions as you go along. You might fancy reading in a den today! (Please see the update regarding Active Learn Primary underneath the heading ‘Reading’ above.)

 

Big Write

Imagine you climbed a beanstalk! What would you like to find at the top?
You may wish to draw what you would find first, then describe it using adjectives in sentences. 

Year 1 – aim for two to three excellent sentences. Remember to check capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and does it make sense! 

Year 2 – aim for five to six excellent sentences. Don’t forget to check CFFS!

Remember to use the sounds chart (under ‘Handy Resources’ above) to sound out your words carefully.

***Here are the ideas children came up on the video calls this morning for inspiration! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iMowZt_cwIC-lR1ISqj-QS3eQqdEYFiKLYlJ-QiTfPo/edit?usp=sharing 

Maths 

Login to Purple Mash and have a look at the maths games, which one would you like to try this week? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlTdRimhLowfHsmOG7NplhkXmXbjepM4N5OY1vmH7UE/edit?usp=sharing

 

PE 

Try this Cosmic Kids Yoga out this afternoon for some relaxation! 

Spring & Easter Yoga For Kids 💐🐰 Yoga Club (Week 30) | Cosmic Kids – YouTube 

 

Spanish 

This week, I’d like you to learn a song! Click on the link below to watch the video and really practise it – if you can send me a video of you singing along to it, that would be brilliant. Really focus on getting your pronunciation right – this means saying or singing the words just like a Spanish person would!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j1ueJ_XdFM