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Snowy Owls

*Happy Easter Snowy Owls!*

Well done for all your hard work over the last few weeks and thank you for sharing it with us – it has been great to see! We hope you have a lovely (albeit slightly different) Easter break. Feel free to access the challenges on the LMPS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LMPSNorfolk/ or try out some of these ideas in and around the home if you wish:

  • Bake something yummy
  • Play board games (or make your own)
  • Make up a dance video!
  • Film an animation (like Wallace and Gromit)
  • Play in the garden
  • Make up an obstacle course
  • Build something incredible with construction or lego
  • Paint
  • Colour
  • Draw
  • Explore Purple Mash
  • Design or invent something
  • Help with the gardening
  • Watch the clouds
  • Ride your bike/scooter
  • Do birdspotting from your window
  • Help with the chores
  • Learn a new skill
  • Read as often as you can 🙂

Take care and see you back here on Monday 20th April!

Mrs Lee and Mrs Bligh

Year 1

Please use paper or your Home Learning book to complete your learning tasks.

Feel free to email me at mrslee@lmp.org.uk or by using Purple Mash 2Email.

Handy resources:

  • Sounds chart (to help with sounding out spellings) Sounds Chart
  • Espresso online login – Username is student23555 and password is melton

Everyday tasks

  • Read for 10-20 minutes and please record in your reading record (do an Accelerated Reader quiz if appropriate).
  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Play a board game or draw a picture.
  • Make Joe Wicks 9am PE session a daily activity! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Wednesday 1st April

  • English/Science – We are in a new month and season – spring! Think about how nature has changed over the last month or so. What do you notice? Watch this video https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-seasonal-changes-behaviour-animals-growth-cycle-plants/zfynvk7  and look for signs of spring out of your window. Or if you can go for a walk, try spotting signs of spring as you go. Draw what you have seen in your Home Learning book. You might want to draw the view out of your window, or individual items. Label your findings, using your sounds to help you (at the top of the page I’ve added a sounds chart underneath ‘Handy resources’.) Colour it in nicely!
  • MathsPractise counting in 2s. We did this at school recently – can you remember how we count in 2s? Watch this video for a reminder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ  Can you make a counting in 2s number line by using pairs of socks? Label each new pair of 2, e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8 and so on. How high can you go?!
  • Topic – Easter is just around the corner so it seems fitting to design and make an Easter card for your family. Look at the ideas on this document Easter card ideas to get you started (resources dependent!) Write neatly inside the card:

To……

Happy Easter! 

Love from

………..                              I’d love to see any photos of cards you have made 🙂

Tuesday 31st March

  • PE – Join Joe Wicks again or make up your own exercise!
  • English – Have a spelling quiz on your new set of spellings. Again, if you got them correct, stick or write them into the back of your home learning book. Can you write your spellings into full sentences for an extra challenge?
  • Handwriting – Practise writing the capital letter ‘H’ into your handwriting books and do both of the lines. Check on Espresso videos how to form this capital letter by following this link https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item339774/grade1/module1244120/index.html
  • Maths – Months of the year – watch this catchy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omkuE6Wa5kQ  to learn the order of the months of the year. Then, try to find something around the house that could connect to a month e.g. daffodil for March, a Christmas decoration for December, a heart for February etc. Try writing and correctly spelling the months of the year, you could use this to help you make a visual calendar with all your objects Months of the year
  • Science – If you’d like to, have a go at baking and see what happens to the ingredients when they get baked. Think about how they look and feel when you start and then compare that to the final outcome. If you fancy, take photos or draw pictures of what you made – I would love to see anything you bake! Bread is good fun to make, chocolate chip cookies, buns or melt chocolate for Easter egg nests, or even watch how cheese melts on hot pasta! (this is a lovely activity any time – please don’t feel it has to be done today!)

Monday 30th March

  • PE – Start the week with Joe Wicks on Youtube!
  • Big Write – Think about your brand new ice cream sundae you designed last week. Describe the sundae in complete sentences and try to include several adjectives (describing words) to help you make it sound delicious! Remember to check for CFFS once you are finished. Try to include the name of your sundae too. I can’t wait to read these!
  • Reading – Choose a story that Oliver Jeffers has read on his lovely website https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/ Maybe choose one you haven’t read/heard before. Take some time to explore his website. You can visit ‘Oliver Jeffers’ World’ when you click on Books and scroll down until you see the globe with ‘Oliver Jeffers’ World’ written on it. If you click on ‘Activities’ there are some nice opportunities to do puzzles, crafts or colouring connected with his books.
  • RE – Watch some of the BBC class clips for Judaism, particularly ‘Closing of Shabbat’ and ‘Meet a Jewish Family’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbw2hv/resources/1 You could draw what you have found out on Purple Mash or in your Home Learning book.
  • Friday 27th March

  • Handwriting – Go to Espresso website (see Preparations for Home Learning letter sent home and on school website)  https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item339768/grade1/module1244120/index.html (I hope the link works – please email me if it doesn’t!) to practise writing the capital letter ‘F’ in your handwriting book. Do the two lines we have set out.
  • Talk Homework – Think about your ice cream sundae you have designed. What fancy name could you call it? What different things have you put in it? Who would like it in your family? How could you describe it in a menu?
  • Maths – Can you make a clock using different objects? Maybe you could use chalk outside, and draw one. Or how about making a circular face with socks! Think about how to show the numbers and the hands of the clock face. Use your imagination! Please send me any photos of your creations.
  • Scavenger Hunt! Create a scavenger hunt around your house or garden. Write a list of the different objects members of your family need to find – aim for 10-15 objects. Can your family find them all?

Thursday 26th March

  • Phonics – Try out the ‘Teach your Monster to Read’ app if you haven’t already (information sent home last week)
  • English – Design your own ice cream sundae! Be as creative as you like, think about what you would put into it layer by layer. If I designed my dream ice cream sundae it would have lots of salted caramel ice cream with toffee sauce, chopped banana and sprinkles to make it colourful! Perhaps I might even add a crumbled up crunchie or maltesers for some added crunch and yumminess! Draw this creation on a page in your Home Learning book and label it carefully with the ingredients you’ve chosen.
  • Maths – I hope you are getting the hang of telling the time to the hour and half past the hour. Try out this Supermovers song to recap telling the time https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-telling-the-time/zk4t8xs then try this interactive game http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/halfhours/oclockhpimm/oclockhpimm.htm which should work on a computer and tablet. You can set the timer to see how many times you can read in a minute or 3 minutes. Let me know how you get on!
  • History – We are going to find out about a famous individual called Florence Nightingale who was a nurse. Watch this 12 minute video that explains who Florence Nightingale was and why she is famous now https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt. On a new page in your Home Learning book try drawing Florence Nightingale. Can you write a sentence or two about who she was and what she did?

Year 2

Everyday tasks

  • Read for 10-20 minutes and please record in your reading record (do an Accelerated Reader quiz if appropriate).
  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Can you work out the division facts too?
  • Play a board game or draw a picture.
  • Make Joe Wicks 9am PE session a daily activity! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

I have really enjoyed looking at all your work and hearing about what you have been up to. Keep emailing Mrs Bligh by logging on to Purple Mash or by using mrsmccormack@lmp.org.uk.

* Wednesday 1st April *

  • English – Imagine you have gone on holiday into the future – to 2030!  Who would you take?  How are things different? Is it better or worse?  Why? Think about: transport, gadgets, food, buildings and surroundings.  Write a postcard home to someone living in 2020.  Use the task on your 2Do list on Purple Mash or write in your home learning book.  Add a picture if you wish.
  • Maths – Complete the addition and subtraction game on your 2Do list or practice your times tables.  Suggested ideas : 2simple Table Toons  on  Purple Mash;  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/ – mental-maths-train or hit-the-button.
  • Topic – Easter is just around the corner so it seems fitting to design and make an Easter card for your family. Look at the ideas on this document Easter card ideas to get you started (resources dependent!) Write neatly inside the card:
  • To…… Happy Easter! Love from

    I would love to see your lovely work 🙂

Tuesday 31st March

  • English – Think of a book that you have read recently.  If you could meet one of the characters, which one would you choose?  What would you ask them?  What would their answer be?   Complete the Purple Mash 2Do character interview or write three questions and the answers your character would give, in your home learning book.  I would interview the mouse from The Gruffalo and would ask: Were you scared when you first saw the real-life Gruffalo?  Remember those question marks!
  • Maths – Choose two of these challenge cards to complete Add and subtract 2 digit numbers Write the answers in your home learning books.
  • Science – If you’d like to, have a go at baking and see what happens to the ingredients when they get baked. Think about how they look and feel when you start and then compare that to the final outcome. Can you explain what  has happened to the ingredients and why? If you fancy, take photos or draw pictures of what you made – I would love to see anything you bake! Bread is good fun to make, chocolate chip cookies, buns or melt chocolate for Easter egg nests, or even watch how cheese melts on hot pasta! (this is a lovely activity any time – please don’t feel it has to be done today!).

*Monday 30th March*

Friday 27th March

  • English – Write a book review for a book  that you have enjoyed reading at home.  Remember to include: Title, author, what the book is about, what you did / did not enjoy about the book?   You can write it in your home learning book or use the book review template in your 2DO List on Purple Mash.  Here is my example
  • Maths – Have you ever wondered how to measure a giraffe or an insect?  To learn about how zookeepers at Chester zoo use measuring in everyday life, log in to Espresso and watch some of these video clips https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/m2_measures/length/index.html#Make notes in your home learning book about what you find out or email Mrs Bligh using Purple Mash.
  • Talk Homework – Imagine you could design a new chocolate bar or sweet.  What would it look like?  What would it taste like?  What would it be called?  How would you describe it on the packaging?
  • Scavenger Hunt! Create a scavenger hunt around your house or garden. Write a list of the different objects members of your family need to find – aim for 10-15 objects. Can your family find them all?

 Thursday 26th March

Wednesday 25th March

  • English – At Roald Dahl’s school, children got free bars of chocolate from a nearby chocolate factory!  In return they had to let the factory know whether they liked the chocolate or not and why.
  • Task: Choose a chocolate bar or sweet that you have tasted and write down what you think about it.  Remember to use because, so, but to explain why you like / dislike it.  E.g. I love the yellow and white creamy centre because it looks just like a real egg.

You can find out more about Roald Dahl’s life on Espresso

Explore what one litre looks like:

Can you find different containers in your house that hold exactly a litre / half a litre?  How many drinking cups can you fill with a litre of water?  Can you find out how many ml there are in a litre?

IF YOU ARE POURING WATER THEN GO OUTSIDE OR WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE IN THE BATH!