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Comparing Seaside Holidays

Common Flowers and Trees to learn and spot


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Wind and Sun

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Wolf! Wolf!

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Please scroll down for Monday 20th July AND Tuesday 21st July:

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Monday 20th/Tuesday 21st July and the Summer Holidays:

Hello, I am doing Monday and Tuesday together, as after our morning Zoom call, we will be 'all-hands-to-the-deck' trying to move everything in preparation for our classroom being painted in the holidays. Our toilets have been replaced and decorated and now the classroom is going to have a mini make-over! (We will have to mind the key worker children whilst moving things, as we don't want to 'box' them away in error!)


Don't forget our Zoom call at 10.30! Bring a funny photo or special toy/object that you feel happy to tell us about. If you can safely do it, you can introduce your pet or even your new baby to the class but ONLY if they are happy and safe.

This is the first meeting of Vixen Class - that is our new class name. All the class names are names of types of sugar beat! How cool is that for Cantley Primary?


At the top of the page, there are all of the Federation Challenges, PLUS some Year 1, 2 and 3 English and Maths Activities, alongside the Summer Bingo Challenge. If you need these printed out, please contact the school BEFORE 12.00 pm TUESDAY 21st JULY. Thank you. Please only ask for them if you and your child really intend to work through them. If you still have plenty of work to complete, then you may well not require them. These are just suggestions if you would like them, there is no obligation attached.


As a cluster, we have also been asked to give you a couple of links:



The second link is a little more specialised and is designed to support families and children who may need some some additional support.


If any of you can improve in at least ONE area over the holidays, that is a great achievement. It could be an academic achievement or it could be a personal one. Telling the time, counting in 5s, 2s, 100s, halving/doubling facts, times tables, money, reading/spelling new words, learning about a new topic that interests you, learning a new skill like shoelaces/riding a bike/push-ups/plank position/improving fitness/preparing and weighing and cooking a new dish/trying a new food/etc are all little things that can make a difference to your confidence and self-esteem and enrich your life, making you a more 'rounded' individual.


Mrs Daisley is keen that we reflect on our time during this unprecedented period of our history. What will your lasting memories be? What were the highs and the lows? Perhaps you might want to make a diary or a memory box/jar, that might be helpful to you and indeed, could be precious to you in later life?

Personally, my own achievements during this period have been:

  • improved fitness
  • able to do a modest press-up
  • can now 'plank'
  • can upload videos
  • can host and attend Zoom meetings


See, it can be the smallest things but if you couldn't do it prior to March 21st and you can do it now, then give yourself a pat on the back, a round of a-claws and a big shout-out to, "YAY ME!" Then, give your home teacher/s a big clap and perhaps you could make them a special card/s to thank them for being your 'teacher'. They have worked very hard with you and deserve lots of love and cuddles!


Hopefully, we will return to something more 'normal' in September but in the meantime, laugh lots, hug loads, have fun, rest plenty, learn lessons in life, keep washing your hands (that's not changed), and see you in SEPTEMBER!



Friday 17th July:

Hello, I hope you are all well. After practising your spellings, have your spelling test!

Then, finish any work you have still to do from this week or from the last few weeks. After that, why don't you discuss with your adult things you would like to do in the holidays. Some may be possible eventually - like indoor activities, some, like visiting outside areas can be possible now.

Some of my favourite places to visit are:

  • Banham Zoo/Africa Alive/Colchester Zoo
  • Pettitts
  • The Dinosaur Park
  • The beach
  • Castle Museum
  • Redwings Horse Sanctuary (may well be free admission?)
  • Oxburgh Hall
  • Bewilderwood
  • High Lodge (Suffolk)
  • Gressenhall
  • Hillside Animal Sanctuary
  • Elizabethan House
  • Blickling Hall
  • The Playbarn
  • Visit the library
  • The Natural History Museum London
  • Splash!


Then, write down your wish list. If you are stuck, search on the internet for 'What to Do in Norfolk' or tourist attractions in Norfolk.


 After that, write down any personal  challenges you want to set yourself e.g learn to tie my shoelaces up, learn to ride a bike, try a new fruit or/and vegetable, eat a new dish, try a different drink, change your bedroom around a bit, read a book a week etc


Please do a P.E challenge today, whether it's walking, riding a bike, skipping, GoNoodle 'Fresh Start' workouts or GoNoodle dances, Joe Wicks' workouts, or Learn to Bhangra dance by Rockstar academy on YouTube, trampolining for over 10 minutes etc 


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe, have a lovely weekend and speak to you literally via Zoom at 10.30 Monday morning.

Thursday 16th July: 

Hello, I hope you are well and have all received your Zoom meeting invitations. Please contact me or the office if there are any problems.


After writing out your spellings, I want you to do some counting revision. Count forwards to 100 and then backwards from 100. Then count in 10s forwards and backwards up to 100 but Y2/3 up to 1000. Then, count in 5s up to 100 - can you count backwards? Can you count beyond 100 in 5s? Then, count in 2s Y1s up to 30, Y2/3 up to 100 and beyond. Y2/3 can now count up to 1000 in 100s and then in 50s up to 1000.


If you are Y2/3 and struggling, please practise these in the Summer holidays. Y3s can you count in 3s too?



As promised, here are the names of the Y6 Leavers:

Sienna, Tegan, Erin, Meredith, Sylvia, Zach, Rico, Kenzie, Devan, Jack, Ryan, Eddie, Liam, Haiden, Billy, Josh and Eden.


Devan and Meredith are Head Boy and Girl

Rico and Tegan are deputy Head Boy and Girl

House Captains are:

Boleyn (green) - Sylvia

Boudicca (red) - Zach

Sewell (yellow) - Josh

Nelson (blue) - Billy

Did you remember all of this? I had to be reminded about the House Captains.

Please ensure you catch up on all the work set in English and Maths.



Another Mr Knott challenge 'Lava Lamp'. Please see towards the top of the page.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and I will speak to you tomorrow (Friday).




Wednesday 15th July:

Hello, I hope you're well. Did you guess the Countdown Conundrum? It was Summer holidays!

Please write out your spellings and then finish any English that you still have to do. If you don't have any, play a game of 'Charades', where you have to think of a book, or play/musical, or film, or tv series/programme. Everything is done in mime (no talking and just acting and actions) and first you have to mime what it is (a book, play, film etc) and then, using their fingers show how many words, then which word you're doing first and how many syllables it has. Some little words are just shown with your finger and thumb open slightly to show it's just a little word like the, a, in, to, etc. Then, you have to act your 1st/2nd/3rd word out until your guessers guess correctly. You CAN act out a word that SOUNDS like your word, so long as you do a hand to ear/listening gesture before acting it out. To get the hang of this game, you need a few goes first.


Next play the spelling game of 'Hangman'.


At the top of the page is a Summer Bingo Challenge for you to work on. If anyone needs it printing out, I can do that at school but you would need to collect it at school yourself. There is a spelling mistake (not mine). Can you spot it?



Towards the top of the page, is a Maths Mystery Emoji Game. It should last you a couple of days.



On YouTube, find the song 'Caribbean Blue' sung by Enya. Listen to it without watching the video. How does the music make you feel? Is it music to dance to, music to feel sad about, music to relax to, music to sleep to, music to sunbathe to, music to run fast to, to be calm to, music to feel powerful and strong to - what do you think? Draw a picture that reflects your feelings and mood in response to this music. What is the weather like in this music? Hailstones, stormy, sunny, howling wind, drizzly, snowy, hot?


Finally, if you have not yet listened to 'Arnie the doughnut' read by Chris O'Dowd, please do, it's a great book to discover. Read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and I'll speak to you tomorrow (Thursday).



Tuesday 14th July:

Hello, lovely to see lots of you on our Zoom call yesterday. I will send you the invites for our next week's one over the next few days.

So, here is  your last Countdown Conundrum. It's 2 words, with the first one being 6 words and the second is 8 words and the clue is looking forward:




After writing out your spellings, watch our phonics video and then complete our Summer word-searches at the top of the page.



At the top of the page, there is a Summer Place Value code sheet. They are differentiated, so they gradually get harder.



At this time of year, we would normally be concentrating on saying goodbye to our Year 6s. Can you now have a little think about our Year 6s? Can you name them all? Can you name any of them? Who is your House Captain? Who is our Head Boy and Head Girl? Who are their deputies? What do you think the Year 6s are feeling about leaving Cantley School? What do you think they will be feeling about going off to High School? Tomorrow, I will list all the names of our Year 6s. What do you think YOU'LL miss about our Year 6s? Design a 'Sorry You're Leaving Card' for the Year 6s. If you would like to email yours in or drop it off at school, we will ensure they will get to see your cards/messages. 


Finally, read and be read to - try going onto YouTube and listen to Chris O'Dowd read 'Arnie the Doughnut'. Then, compliment each other, hug your family, wash your hands lots, stay safe and I will speak to you tomorrow (Wednesday).




Monday 13th July:

Hello, I hope you're well and ready with up to 5 jokes/riddles to share with us on our Zoom call at 10.30 today.


As it's the last full week, we tend to spend our time in school, tidying and doing fun activities. I will set you some spellings as usual but there may be less formal work and more challenges and activities.


Compound word spellings:

cowboy            cowgirl           outside              layby            mankind         pitstop        handbag


Harder additional ones:

showground             grandstand          grandparent          suitcase

After your spellings, make sure you have your jokes all prepared and ready to tell. It's okay to have them written down and to read them.



Another Maths Challenge from the federation challenge list: How many ways can you make the number 10. Try adding, subtracting, multiplication, division.



Find out what is a common breakfast in either France and Germany. Design a 'breakfast menu' with these particular foods in. Don't forget to look up and draw the flag of that country in your menu. If you would like to send me pictures of your menus, please do!


Also, I have had 2 AMAZING videos of the Blinding Lights Dance Challenge from pupils, do keep sending them in as I show them to children and staff as well.


Finish off with reading and being read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Tuesday).


Friday 10th July:

Hello, I hope you are well. Practise your spellings for the last time and then have your spelling test for your compound words.


The nonsense words in The Jabberwocky were as follows:


slithy toves






mome raths outgrabe



frumious Bandersnatch







Callooh! Callay!

Some of these words have now, through common usage, become recognised words. Galumphing became a word in its own right and vorpal is now associated with sharp blades. Words get into a dictionary through being used regularly. For example, 'Bounce-back-ability' became a word after the then Crystal Palace manager, Ian Dowie, used it to describe his premier league team.


Make a word or words up that you think you would like to put into the dictionary. Write it in a sentence and see if your adult/helper can guess what it means. Then, let your adult/helper have a go. Can you guess what their word means? Send me some if you would like, and see if I can guess what your word means..



Quick Friday challenge, 'If the answer is 37, what is the question?' A chance for you to play around with numbers and ensure that the answer is always 37.



Do a Joe Wicks workout that you either HAVEN'T yet done, or one you fancy doing again!


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe, have a lovely weekend, and I will speak to you (literally) on Monday in our 10.30 Zoom call, where I want you to tell me jokes/riddles that you have found! Please collect a total of 5. This has been confirmed in an email with your Zoom invite that should have arrived to you by Thursday afternoon (yesterday). Looking forward to a lot of laughs!






Thursday 9th July:

Hello, I hope you are well.


Please write out your spellings. Then, watch our phonics video. After that, read the poem at the top entitled The Jabberwocky. It's a very famous poem with lots of nonsense words and rhyming words. The nonsense words are made up. Note all the nonsense words and discuss what they could mean - you can choose. For example, what do you think brillig means? Slithy? Toves? Etc.


Tomorrow, I will list all the nonsense words. You should have great fun deciding what a Tumtum tree is, for an example.

You might want to draw some of the images to show me, like a frumious Bandersnatch.



More co-ordinates. Go to the section called Position and Direction and find the new co-ordinates worksheet at the top. Instead of having letters at the start, we now have numbers. The first number is what you find first, then, if necessary, use your fingers so that the first number meets with the second number. Although this is a key stage 2 piece of work, it's a fun piece of work that can be achieved by all.



A challenge! Go on YouTube and find the Blinding Lights Tik Tok dance tutorial. With another member/s of your household/bubble, learn and perform this extremely short dance intro. I would LOVE to see some videos of this. Lots of people worldwide have been learning this and have filmed themselves.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Friday).


Wednesday 8th July:

Hello, I hope you are well and dodging the showers. Did you get the Countdown Conundrum? It was compound words.

So, after writing out your spellings, please complete the compound word worksheets. The first one is for Y1/2 and the second is for Y2/3. After that, please do the  following dictations.


 Most did not stay the day at the seaside. They went home at the end of the day. The seafront  had lots of shops.


Y2/3 Most people did not stay at the seaside. They returned home at the end of the day. Only rich people stayed in the big hotels. The seafront was always very busy and full of holidaymakers. 


Please underline all the compound words in those dictations.



Left and Right worksheet in the Position and Direction section at the top of the page. This is for everybody and the co-ordinates sheet is for Y2/3 and any Y1s who want to do it. Co-ordinates are lining up the lettered squares with the numbered squares giving, for example, a co-ordinate of B3.

Co-ordinates are part of the game of battleships, which is great fun!



Look at the seaside photos and read the the information about going in the sea during the 1900s, 1950s and today. Talk about any differences and any similarities. Draw pictures and label them where necessary e.g 'bathing machine'. Do you think they wore sunscreen in the olden days?


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands, stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Thursday).


Tuesday 7th July:

Hello, it was lovely to see lots of you at our Zoom meeting yesterday. I will be scheduling another one for next week. I have a Countdown Conundrum for you:

doopcumn   sword

Now, write out your spellings and watch our phonics video.  After that, go to BBC Bitesize Key Stage 1 English Spelling and watch the video in the learner guide entitled 'What are compound words?' Then do the follow-up activities. After that, complete the compound wordsearches at the top of the page. They gradually get harder.



Think about quarter turns and half turns of shapes and objects. A slide means to move along, a flip is a half turn - turning it on its head and a turn or a rotation is a quarter turn. There are 2 sheets to complete, the first is more appropriate for Y1/2 and a warm-up for Y2/3, and the second is more appropriate for Y2/3. They can be found in the 2D Shape section at the top.



Another Mr Knott challenge entitled Fun With Density. Good luck!


Art and Design:

Make a picture using food. Be as creative as you like. It can be one that's edible or it can be one that's probably not. Your resources are simply food!


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Wednesday).


Monday 6th July:

Hello, I hope you are well. Here are your spellings for the week. We are looking at compound words (2 words joined together to make 1).


football     bedroom       bathroom          farmyard       playpen       playground      roundabout         football 

Extra challenges:

blackberry         strawberry       hairbrush         toothbrush         


After writing out your spellings, you have an English challenge of making your own A - Z of EITHER nouns (naming words/things), adjectives (describing words) OR verbs (being or doing words). Don't mix, choose either or.





Your Maths challenge for today is to spot patterns around the home and outside. What are the patterns? Describe the patterns. Can you spot any tessellating patterns? Now make up your own patterns and explain them to another.



Mr Knott has set some science challenges and I will attach today's to the top of the page. In honour of the NHS's 72nd birthday, I have picked the 'Grow a rainbow' challenge! Have fun!


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them, wash your hands lots and stay safe. Speak again tomorrow (Tuesday).


Friday 3rd July:

Hello, I hope you are well. So, practise your 'ph' spellings for the last time and then have your spelling test. Then, you have some dictation sentences. Don't forget capital letters ? 'and .


Y1/2   How am I? I am very well. I like the sun but I am not keen on wind and rain.


Y2/3 How are you doing? Are you feeling good? I am happy when the sun is shining but I am not so keen when it's windy or rainy.


Watch BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2, Shape Perimeter. Perimeter is measuring the outside of an area or object and adding up all the sides. It is something that Y3s need to know but Y1 and 2 can have an understanding of it. With support, completie all the Bitesize activities for Perimeter,  and then complete the perimeter sheet in the 2D shape section at the top of the page. You will need a cm ruler. Y1s can make up their own simpler perimeters to measure like a square with every side is 2cm, what is the perimeter? A rectangle of 3cm by 1cm, what is the perimeter?



On Facebook, there is a page called DDMIX, which does Dance organised by Darcy Bussell. She has a class today at 1.30. If you don't fancy that, do one of Joe Wicks's new workouts for kids. He has just put a range of new videos up. Please make sure you do some form of P.E today. I personally had a go at the Wimbledon tennis 'wheelie bin challenge', which was great fun! You try to get the tennis ball into the wheelie bin by hitting it with your racket from a distance. Challenge yourself further and further away. If you don't have a racket, use a bigger ball like a netball/basketball and use the wheelie bin as your net/goal. Or use a plastic recycled bottle as a javelin to aim into the wheelie bin.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe, have a brilliant weekend and speak to you on Monday (literally via Zoom).



 Thursday 2nd July:

Hello, I hope you're well. I hope you have received your Zoom meeting emails. I have NO idea why there are 2 different meeting IDs and passwords but you have both, I hope, so we should somehow get there next Monday morning!

Please watch our phonics video (not forgetting ay may I play, a-e make a cake and ar start the car) and then practise your spellings for the week. After that, please watch the Shape Poem Powerpoint at the top of the page. Shape poems are encased in the shape of the subject of the poem, so a poem about a cat would have the outline of a cat or cat's head, and the words of the poem would be inside. Shape poems don't have to rhyme but they do often use alliteration (lots of words starting with the same sound), so a cat poem might start with lots of pr words because a cat's purr sounds like prrrr. Shape poems also have some similes (comparing something to something else using as or like). Go through the power-point and follow the instructions. Now, use one of the templates at the top of the page or draw your own and create a shape poem.



Go to BBC Bitesize, KS1 Maths Shape and Space 2D Shape and watch the learner guide about tessellation. Then make tessellating tiles on the worksheet in the 2D shape section at the top of the page. You could colour them in, put designs and patterns on them, stick things on them, whatever you like!


How about you watch and listen to The Story of Peter Rabbit read by Rose Byrne on YouTube. I stumbled across it when I was looking at StorylineOnline, which has books read aloud to you online. I am sure many children have watched the film, so listening to the original story that inspired the movie will be familiar and enjoyable.


Finally, read and be read to , compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and I'll speak to you tomorrow (Friday).

Wednesday 1st July:

Hello, I hope you are well. Did you get the conundrum? It was poetry

So, after writing out and practising your spellings, read the poem above entitled Snore Snore Snore and answer the questions below:

  1. Explain the repeating pattern of this poem.
  2. What is the rhyming pattern in this poem?
  3. List all the rhyming pairs.
  4. What does gnarly mean?
  5. What could you do to make this poem sound good for a performance? Sound effects? Which words?
  6. Divide up the poem with another and practise performing the lines with sound effects and actions. You could include costumes too!

If you want to send me any uploads, I would love to see them.



Check you know the following 3D shapes:

cone       cube         cuboid       cylinder       square-based pyramid, triangular-based pyramid, hexagonal-based pyramid       

Now, have a look at BBC Bitesize 2D Shape video 'What are 2D shapes?' Then do the 2 interactive activities, and after that, do the quiz. Look at the 2D shape flashcards towards the top of the page. Then, complete the follow-up name the shape worksheet. The shape that looks a bit like a 2D roof of a house is called a trapezium.



Please look at the photos and read the text above about comparing Seaside Holidays. Talk about this and then draw pictures and record information. We are going to be looking at similarities and differences from the 1900s and from the 1950s compared to today. 


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Thursday). Please look out for your Zoom invites, which should arrive in your inboxes some time today.



Tuesday 30th June:

Hello, so lovely to meet up with a lot of you via Zoom. I am in the process of organising a Zoom meeting for next week. It will probably be the same, Monday at 10.30 but I will confirm with you asap.

I have a Countdown Conundrum for you - the clue is, what we're doing:


Practise your spellings and watch our phonics video. Then, if you haven't finished the rhyming words from yesterday, please finish. If you have, do the rhyming words sheet at the top of the page.

After that, as a warm-up writing activity, write a 'Seaside acrostic'. Try to use sentences rather than just one word e.g

Sand between my toes

Eating sandwiches with SAND in them

Always windy      etc

 Next, we are carrying on with 3D shape. Watch the BBC Bitesize video in KS1 Maths 3DShape, 'What are 3D shapes?' and 'What are the properties of 3D shapes?' and then Year 1s, please complete the colouring-in 3D shapes sheet, and Years 2 and 3, please complete the 3D properties sheet. If Year 1s wish to have a go too at that sheet, of course they can.



Towards the top of the page is a 'Taste Test' experiment where you sample different brands of the same product, and decide whilst blindfolded, which is the tastiest. You can have certain categories like consistency, thickness, sweetness, price etc. You could buy different bars of plain milk chocolate, for example, and take it in turns to sample them without knowing which brands they are.. Make sure you only know them as brand A, B, C, D etc. Only reveal names at the end. Do you have an overall family winner? Record your results so you don't forget them!


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and I'll speak to you tomorrow (Wednesday).



Monday 29th June:

Hello, I hope you are well and excited for our Zoom meeting at 10.30. I have done many meetings on my phone but not on a laptop - fingers crossed for no hitches!

Spellings this week are the same for all but there are more challenging ones available. The sound is ph as a f sound.


phone         phoney         phonics      photo      graph       phew       nephew        orphan


And the extra challenging ones:

dolphin      phantom        elephant         physical


Now, go to BBC Bitesize Key Stage 1 English Poems, and watch the video in the learner guide section entitled 'What are rhyming words?'

Then you are going to rhyme the following words below with words that you can come up with. HANDY HINT: Go through the alphabet when finding rhyming words e.g trying to rhyme words to red start at the beginning of the alphabet - bed, dead, dread, fed, head etc


man         cat       dog        Mum         Dad             hen           not



lock       ham            sing             girl           boy             see            heat



Collect as many as you can. This will help you write a rhyming poem of your own this week.


Maths: (Short lesson because of our Zoom meeting). We are going to be doing Shape and Space. So, as our spelling sound is ph, we are looking at the sphere today. Can you remember what a sphere is? Is it 2D or 3D? Can you remember what 2D and 3D means? Can you find spheres around you? Balls (not rugby) for example. What is a hemisphere? Go to KS1 Maths 2D and 3D shapes. Watch the video in the learner guide entitled 'What are the properties of 3D shapes? Then draw some spheres around you and record the properties of a sphere (number of faces, edges and vertices). Are the properties of a hemisphere the same as a sphere?



Go to BBC Bitesize KS1 Religious Education Hinduism. Watch the video about Krishna entitled Janmashtami and Dahi-handi. Now, draw a picture of Krishna with some things that are important to him like butter, cows, his mother etc. Draw a human pyramid like in the video clip. Krishna has blue skin.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and I will speak to you tomorrow (Tuesday).




Friday 26th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. Practise your spellings for the last time this week and then have a spelling test. After your spelling test, play a game of shops so you can practise your money skills, can you work out some change? Then go to BBC Bitesize, Key Stage 1 Measurement, Money and then watch the video How to work out a value with coins. After that, do the interactive activities, and then the quiz.

Then, have a go at the How to Draw activity sheet, 2nd one down at the top of the page. There is step-by-step guidance for drawing a range of things. Have fun!

Then, if you have finished ALL your week's work, have some Golden Time, you deserve it!

Don't forget to read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands, stay safe, have a lovely weekend, and speak to you on Monday - LITERALLY on a Zoom call. Exciting, let's hope for no technical difficulties, fingers crossed!



Thursday 25th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. After your spellings, please read (independently but support can be given but only when necessary) the story Thin In, Stout Out and then answer the questions below.

  1. What is a synonym (word that means the same thing) for hungry?
  2. What size was the hole in the basket of grain?
  3. Describe how the mouse went into the basket? Find the exact phrase.
  4. What was 'mouse heaven'?
  5. Why had the mouse got bigger?
  6. Why was mouse complaining?
  7. What is the moral of this story?
  8. Can you think of another famous bear, whose love of honey meant that he also got stuck in the same way as Mouse?


Y1: Draw with speech bubbles the conversation between Mouse and Weasel.

Y2/3 Write with direct speech using inverted commas (speech marks 66 99) the conversation between Mouse and Weasel.



We are now looking at coins and money as part of measurement. There are 3 sheets above:

1) Recognising coins and ordering them

2) Being a coin detective

3) Adding coins

Please have a go at whatever you can please. Year 1s should DEFINITELY do sheet 1. All children should have a go at being a coin detective and Year 2 and 3, adding coins.


History: Look up about holidays at the seaside. From Victorian times onwards, visiting the UK seaside towns became a big thing. Look at the top of the page and find Seaside Holidays - history, then and now. Read the differentiated information. Then, draw pictures of then and now - seaside holidays in the olden days and the present day.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Friday).


Wednesday 24th June:

Hello, I hope you are not suffering too much in the heat (I love it) and I hope you are cooling off with paddling pools, water-fights, fans and ice lollies or ice-creams. Today, could be a hot one again, so, pace yourselves, drink loads, wear sunscreen and a hat from the hours of 10.30 onwards.


After your spellings, watch our phonics video (not forgetting ay may I play, a-e make a cake and ar start the car. After that, work through the spelling correction sheets at the top of the page. Do all the ones you think you CAN do first, then go back to the others.



You will need some weighing scales (kitchen) but if you have bathroom scales as well, that could be useful. Take food from around the kitchen in packets and tins and read their weight. Can you remember the units we use for weighing? Yes, grams and kilograms. Remember, 1000 g = I kilogram and we shorten grams to g and kilograms to kg. Have a play at reading weights. Then, using scales, have a play at measuring things. Make sure you understand the scale of your kitchen scales - some are in 10s, 25s, 50s or 100s. See if you can guess (or estimate) the weight beforehand! Don't forget to read them as grams/kilograms. If you have bathroom scales, weigh yourself.


After having a play with scales, go the sheets above in the section Mass (weight) and reading scales. Complete the sheets.



Do you know what an island is? Talk about islands, look up some islands on a map on the internet. Discuss what you think the good things and bad things about living on an island are. If the island is really small, with not many people there, what would it be like?


Go the section below the Maths work about Islands and watch the power point, read the lesson plan if you wish, and do the follow up activity, which is naming all the islands around the UK, which I didn't know all the names of (shame on me).


Have a think about why smaller islands are often windier than bigger inland areas?

Finally, go to BBC Bitesize and look at Key Stage 1 Geography Class Clips, page 3 Visiting the Isle of Skye. Talk about what you have watched. Do YOU think you'd like to live on the Isle Of Skye?


Finish off by reading and being read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots and stay safe. Speak to you tomorrow (Thursday).



Tuesday 23rd June:

Hello, I hope you are well. You should have all got the Zoom invitation sent to your child's school email address. Please contact me if there's a problem.

Did you get the Countdown Conundrum? It was greedyguts.

After your spellings, please watch our phonics video. Then, go to BBC Bitesize Key Stage 1, daily lessons 15 June Identifying Errors In Writing. Watch the video, do the interactive activity and then complete the sheet, which I have downloaded at the top of the page.

As an extra, make the following corrections:

Y1: Don't forget capital letters, question mark and full stop and spelling mistakes. There are 2 sentences here.


when wil i get owt  you need to be as thin as wen yoo cam in


Y2/3:  Don't forget full stops, capital letters, " " speech marks (inverted commas), ' apostrophe, a comma , and ? question mark.


when wayled the voyce inside the barskit

when yor as thin as wen you went in sed the weasel



Maths: Complete the capacity sheets at the top of the page. They go from Year 1 to Year 3. Don't forget to add either ml or l where necessary. If you get time, search around the fridge, house for food and drink measured in ml or l (tomato ketchup is sometimes measured in grams or millilitres).



Science: Try out your fair test as we discussed last week. EVERYTHING has to be the same, except the thing you are trying to find out. First, start with a question e.g. Which paper is the most absorbent? Which perfume smell lasts the longest? Which person can skip the longest? Establish what factors have to stay the same e.g same type/amount of water/liquid on the same surface, same way of applying the paper (just placing on top of water, then removing after set time), same person conducting the experiment at the same temperature outside/inside, but DIFFERENT types of paper (tissue, paper towel, card, computer paper, toilet tissue). Then, decide how you are MEASURING your test to establish results. Record your results, and you should have found out the answer to your original question for your scientific enquiry.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them, wash your hands, stay safe, and I'll speak to you tomorrow (Wednesday).



Monday 22nd June:

Hello, I hope you had a nice weekend. Here is a Countdown Conundrum - clue, someone who eats more than they need!


Now please do your spellings:

Y1: 'ie flies on the pies

 die     lie      pie      tie      tried        flies     cried     spied        lied        skies        fries    dried



people    water     again     half      money       Mr      Mrs      parents         Christmas


Now, watch our phonics video and then do the following dictations:


A hungry mouse found a gap in a bag of grain. She went inside it and ate lots and lots. The mouse was too big to fit in the gap. She was stuck!



A hungry mouse found a tiny hole in a basket of grain. She climbed in the hole quickly. The mouse ate so much grain that she became stuck in the gap. "Don't worry," said a weasel. "You'll get out."


Now, for our writing task of instructions, make up the most disgusting dish you can imagine! The ingredients can be food or a mixture of food and disgusting things like 'toe-nail clippings', 'rat urine', 'bogeys' etc. Your recipe must take the usual instructional format of

You will need:


How to make it:


Include pictures/illustrations to accompany your work.


Maths: At the top of the page are some more measurement work - Capacity and Measuring Fun (you'll need your rulers for that one). Capacity is volume and tends to be for liquid. It is measured in ml (millilitres) and l (litres). I am really hoping you all have a measuring jug showing millilitres on!


After Maths, go to BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons. For Year 1 and 2, there is a computing lesson on 19th June on Using the web safely, follow the lesson instructions. I think this would be interesting for Year 3 too. For age Year 3 and 4 pupils, there is also another computer lesson on 19th June called What are viruses and malware? Follow the lesson instructions if you want to look at this lesson too.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands, stay safe and I'll speak to you tomorrow (Tuesday).


Friday 19th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. If you missed it yesterday, please watch the Duchess of Cambridge's assembly to schoolchildren on the Oak National Academy website, under the assemblies section (see the link below in Thursday 18th June).


First, please practise your spellings and then have your spelling test. Then, go to BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons for Year 1 or 2, 22nd May English, Bitesize Daily Book Club: Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies by Pamela Butchart. This is a funny story. Watch the videos and do the follow up activities. The story is read by footballer Jesse Lingard.

Do the same for Y2/3, go to BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons for Year 3, 22nd May, Bitesize Daily Book Club: You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum by Andy Stanton. This is a story that makes me personally laugh out loud. It is more suitable for Years 2 and 3. Watch the videos and try and do the follow up activities.


After that, at the top of the page is an indoor scavenger hunt for you all to play. We love doing these at school!


Next, have a look at YouTube Little Sports and have a go at one of the exercise videos either 'Get Active At Home', 'Get Stronger', 'Daily Exercise For Kids To Do At Home' etc. It's not as strenuous as P.E with Joe. Remember, keeping active and fit improves your mind and well-being as well as your physical fitness.


Finish off your morning by going to BBC Bitesize, Key Stage 2 Maths Measurement - Length and Distance, and watch the video in the Learner Guide entitled 'What are metric measurements?' Do the interactive activity and then the quiz. After that, watch the video from class clips, featuring the Chuckle Brothers entitled 'Measurement of Length'.


If haven't yet done some measuring around the house and outside, make time to do some.


Next week, we will be looking at capacity, weight and money. I would also like to hear about books that you have been reading/listening to. Please email me with some details of your favourites.


Finally, make sure you've finished all your learning tasks for this week, and done some physical exercise, then, ensure that you read and are read to, compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them, make someone close to you feel special on Fathers' Day, wash your lots and stay safe. See you on Monday!


Thursday 18th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. After watching our phonics video, please write out your spellings. Today we are going to work on synonyms and measurement of length.

At 11 a.m, there is an assembly from The Duchess of Cambridge to children about mental health. It on the Oak National Academy Website - https//

Our school is recommending  that you watch this please.

Please go to Key Stage 2 BBC Bitesize, English - Language, and scroll down for 'What are synonyms and antonyms?' Watch the video and read the lesson guidance. We are just going to work on synonyms.

At the top of the page above 'Get Well Soon' is a synonym sheet. If you can't access it, this is the basics:

Find 3 synonyms for the following:









Then think of synonyms for the following:











Now insert synonyms for good into the sentences below:

  1. My dad is a  _________ cook.
  2. I am ______________ at playing games.
  3. My favourite subject is art, it is _________.
  4. My best friend is a ___________ person.


Maths: We are now doing measurement for length. Can you remember what equipment you use to measure? What unit of measurement is used? Yes, it's centimetres or cm. For longer, use metres or m.

There are 2 worksheets just above the Time ones.

For fun, measure things around the house and garden, even on your walk. If anyone needs to borrow a ruler from school please contact us. To measure round/curved objects you will need a tape-measure.


Finish your Fathers' Day cards.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them. Don't forget to wash your hands, stay safe and I'll speak to you tomorrow (Friday).


Wednesday 17th June:

Hello, I hope you are all well. Please do your normal starter routine (P.E with Joe is being reduced from next week, so I will see if I can find some other morning warm up for you). After that, please write out and practise your spellings. Next, watch and talk through our phonics video (not forgetting 'ay may I play, 'a-e make a cake and 'ar start the car. Now go to the top of the page and read the story 'Get Well'. See how much you can read on your own but your helper can support you. Helpers, please try not to read it all for them and encourage them to use our phonics sounds when meeting unfamiliar words. After they have read it, the adult/helper can THEN read it aloud to ensure it makes sense and to assist understanding.

Now answer the questions:

  1.  Who was ill?
  2. What is this animal's position in the animal world?
  3. Can you make a braying sound? 
  4. Where does this sick animal live?
  5. What other word is used to describe where this animal lives?
  6. What does'put on sad faces mean'?
  7. What did the visiting animals bring?
  8. How did they carry their presents?
  9. In the last paragraph, there is a compound word, what is it? (A compond word is 2 words squashed togther to make a new word).
  10. Why did the hyenas rebuke/reprimand/criticise (tell off) Fox?
  11. Why did Fox say, " Paw-on-heart" when the expression is usually 'hand on heart'? (Adults/helpers, please explain that expression or look it up).
  12. Why does Fox say he won't go in?
  13. When does Fox say he will visit?
  14. What has happened to all the animals who have previously gone in?
  15. Why is the word after in wonky print? (Explain that words in an Italic font make them stand out to be stressed).
  16. What is the moral of this fable?


In question 10, I used several words that meant the same thing the verbs rebuke, reprimand, criticise.

These are called synonyms (words that basically mean the same thing but are just an alternative choice).

Y1: Choose 1 of those words and make a sentence with it showing you understand the meaning.

Y2/3: Use all 3 words to make 3 separate sentences.


Maths: At the top of the page in the Time section, there is a Time Quiz. Please complete it. Can you add some extra time questions/time facts? You could email me any of your extras if you like.


This weekend is Fathers' Day.  Start making a card/cards for special males in your life. Can you do an acrostic like we did for our Mothering Sunday cards? Here's an example (and don't copy mine but you can pinch ONE word ONLY).




Does like to barbecue

Dresses well sometimes

You are the best!

As you can see, the letters at the start of each line spell out DADDY.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, tell your family you love them and hug them tight, wash your hands lots, stay safe and I'll speak to you tomorrow (Thursday).


Tuesday 16th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. Did you get the Countdown Conundrum? It was     instructions.


So, after your morning starter routine, write out your spellings. After that, go through our phonics. Then, I would like you to write some sentences using the power words below:


Y1/2: cunning


Y2/3 devious

Make sure your sentences show your understanding of the words

Now, finish your instructions from yesterday. There are some photos of examples of instructions at the top of the page. If you have already finished one lot, choose another set - either how to make some food/drink (smoothie, cup of tea etc) or a favourite game perhaps?


Maths: Attached to the top of the page are some Time worksheets - o'clock and half past for Year 1s and quarter past and quarter to for Y2/3. Tomorrow, I will attach some Year 3 to the nearest 5 minutes worksheets. Any problems accessing anything, please don't hesitate to contact me. Time is a very ongoing thing to learn, so keep referring to time and time intervals as often as you can, thank you.


Science: We are going to be thinking about what is a fair test? Go to BBC Bitesize, KS2 Working Scientifically - Enquiry types - How do you make sure a test is fair? Watch the video and do the interactive activity. Talk about what a fair test is. For example, if you were trying to find the fastest runner in your household/Year group/class etc, how do you make the test fair? Would you, for example, have different start and finish lines for different runners? Would you have one runner run up a hill, another jump some hurdles and another run backwards? Would you have one wearing a suit of armour, one wearing flippers, one wearing roller skates and another wearing high heels? Talk about conditions, would it be fair if one ran in the snow, another ran in fog, another ran in wind and another ran in boiling hot sun? Talk about how all these different things would/could affect the final results. For a fair test, everything has to be the same EXCEPT the one thing you want to find out. Think with your adult about a fair test you could conduct next week. It could be something as simple as, which person throws an object (same object) the furthest? Or it could be a more challenging one - which material is the most absorbent? Which perfume lasts the longest? The challenge often is, how are you going to measure the results? Have plenty of discussions so that you can acquire any resources you need in advance for next week.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Wednesday).



Monday 15th June:

Hello, I hope you are well and like me, enjoyed the sunshine on Saturday. I have a Countdown Conundrum for you:


The clue is, we are doing them this week!

So, after your normal starter routine, please do your spellings.

Y1: 'oo - look at a book

book        cook        hook         look         rook        shook        good          hood         stood       cooker


Y2/3: irregular words from Y2 word list

would        should         who         whole           any            many              clothes          busy


After copying your spellings, watch our phonics video and then you have some dictations from/about our text/story/fable of the week.

Y1: Don't forget capital letters, full stops and question marks.

Lion was very ill and he wanted all of the animals to come into his cave and see him. Fox was not keen to go. Why?


 Y2/3: Don't forget capital letters at the start AND for names (Lion and Fox are their names and King has a capital letter). Remember the apostrophe ' for possessive (belonging to) and " " (66 and 99 for inverted commas or speech marks) and an excalamation mark ! for strong words (strong full stops).

So the animals put on sad faces and trotted off to Lion's den. By sundown only Fox had not visited,

" Show some respect to your King!"


 After your dictation, your writing task is instructions. Remember, instructions generally have a

What you need: (don't forget the semi colon which always precedes the bullet points).

Then, the actual instructions have bullet points OR numbers.

You are going to EITHER write instructions for how to play a socially distanced playground game WITHOUT touching anyone or handling equipment (feet are okay to use but NO hands/touching) OR write instructions on how to correctly do your favourite Joe Wicks exercise or Yoga position OR write instructions on how to tie your laces.


You can plan it today and finish it tomorrow, or do one today and one tomorrow.


Maths: The next 2 weeks are all about measurement and we are starting off with measuring time. Time yourself doing tasks - perhaps race someone in your family? How long does it take to:

  • take your shoes off and on again
  • wash your hands properly
  • clean your teeth
  • doing 20 star jumps
  • running twice around the garden/park or up and down your stairs or around your biggest room
  • write your name
  • write your full name
  • read a page of a book
  • tie your shoelaces and then untie them (now is the perfect time to learn)
  • write down all your household's names (including pets)
  • make and eat your lunch (do NOT race this one!)
  • have a bath/shower
  • get undressed at night

Now also record the times of your meals every day this week, in both analogue ( clock-face) and digital.


Go to BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2 Year 3 and above and click on the Oceans section. Practise remembering the 5 oceans and where they are. Follow the whole lesson. In the 2nd video (more about oceans), watch it and write down any animals you see. Which animal do you see that DOESN'T live in the ocean? Watch it again, this time listening attentively to the music. How would you describe this music?  Think of adjectives to describe it. How does the music make you feel? Why do you think this music was chosen for this video?


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands, stay safe and I will speak to you tomorrow (Tuesday).


Friday 12th June:

Hello everyone, I hope you're well! It's Friday and so it's SPELLING TEST day! After your normal morning routine, practise your spellings for the last time before your test. Then, watch our Phonics video (not forgetting 'ay may I play, 'a-e make a cake, 'ar start the car). Then have your spelling test.


After that, practise some handwriting - either go through all the lower-case letters OR the upper case letters. Think about how they join if you're joining, think about size - a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r s, u, v, w, x, z are all the same size

whereas b, d, h, k, l, have ascenders(stalks) and g, j, p, q, y have descenders (tails)

and f is slightly higher than the small letters and and has a bit of a curled tail, t is only a tiny bit bigger than the normal letters it's not a proper ascender.

Your capital (upper case) letters are the tallest of all.

DON'T FORGET that NO letters start from the bottom. If you are starting any of your letters from the bottom, you incorrectly forming them and this will usually affect their shape and size.

NB no-one wants to see m with mole hills and n with a mole hill(starting from the bottom looking like mole hills).


After handwriting, a P.E challenge! Miss Hewitt did 22,110 steps this week by climbing up and down her own stairs. How many steps can YOU do. If you live in a bungalow, either use any steps you can find, your slide, a height step (used to help little people reach the sink etc or in my case, the top cupboard), anything you can use at all. Let me know how many you did and I will tell Miss Hewitt. Can you beat everyone in your family?


At the top of the page, there are the names and pictures of the common trees and flowers that all children should know by the time they're 7. I'm a lot older than 7 and I still struggle to name and recognise them all. Can you do better than your teacher (me)? You could get your parent/s to cover up the names? Do you have any in your garden? Do you see any on your walk? Are some of the flowers not around at the moment? Why is this?


Also, below that, are some pictures and names of the birds that Mrs Moll was getting you to spot at lunch-time. Can you spot them today in your garden? On your walk? Maybe you could like Mrs Moll suggested and  make a daily tally of them? Again, Mrs Endall isn't great at 'name that bird', so see if you can do better than me AGAIN?


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug everyone in your bubble (or joint bubble if you are lucky enough to fall in to that category now) tell them you love them, wash your hands lots, stay safe and have a lovely weekend! See you Monday.



Thursday 11th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. After your usual routine, do your spellings then watch my 'Phonics' video - don't forget to do a-y may I play, a-e make a cake, ar start the car as well!

After that, go to the very top of the page and there is some reading comprehension. If you notice at the bottom of each sheet, there is either *  **     or   *** stars at the bottom of the page. 1 star * is easier for Y1 and some Y2s, 2 stars  ** is medium difficulty (Y1/2/3) and 3 stars *** is the harder sheet for Y2/3. If anyone needs me to print it off at school, I can do that and you can collect it at a given time.


Your writing task is to write about the 1955 Bus event from Rosa Parks' point of view. Start your recount from the point of queueing up behind the white people, watching them be able to sit on a bench instead of standing, after a long day at work - how is Rosa feeling, what is she thinking? Talk through her getting on the bus, sitting at the front of the black section behind the white people. 3 stops along, some more white people get on and there are no more white section seats. Talk about what the white people might be saying because there's no seats for them? Are the white people cross about this? Is that why the bus driver comes up to Rosa and the other 3 black people, and asks them to move? How is Rosa feeling? Think back to the PowerPoint from yesterday. Watch the PowerPoint again if you like. Remember, Rosa DOES move but she only moves along to the side. Do the white people look horrified at sitting next to her? Or is it just the white bus driver who gets annoyed? The bus driver threatens to get the police and Rosa tells him to, " Do it, then." Is Rosa quiet but firm? We have no evidence to suggest that she became aggressive or even raised her voice? How are the other passengers responding? Are any supportive of Rosa? Are any of them angry towards her? After all, the bus has stopped and isn't going anywhere and people are probably wanting to go home. How is Rosa feeling with all this frustration and anger around her? Is she tempted to give in? How does Rosa feel when the police arrive? She has never been arrested or in trouble before. Take the story to the prison door shutting on her, about to spend a night alone in a police cell.


I am very keen to read your accounts of how she must be feeling. In order to be a good writer, you need to empathise (identify and sympathise) with Rosa.




Just underneath the Rosa Parks reading comprehension are some fraction problems. There are some Year 1 and Year 2 problems involving fractions. These are quite challenging but if you need a further challenge, go to Twinkl and look at Year 3 fraction problems. You can create a Twinkl account for free at the moment but if you have any problems, just email me. Don't forget, you can always use paper and pencil to work things out/cross things off etc. Year 1 ONLY are allowed equipment to assist them.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them. Don't forget to wash your hands lots and stay safe! Speak tomorrow (Friday).


Wednesday 10th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. I have enjoyed looking at your Van Gogh sunflowers and your anti-racism posters, keep them coming.


Did you guess the conundrum? It was Woolly Wolf.

After your spellings and your usual morning routine whether it's Joe Wicks or BBC Bitesize, GoNoodle, Cosmic Yoga etc, I want you to watch the Rosa Parks PowerPoint on the top of this page, above Woolly Wolf. If you have any difficulty, email me and I can attach it. You can find it on Twinkl. Talk about the PowerPoint with your adult. Then, answer the following questions:


  1.  When was Rosa born? 
  2. (For Y2/3) How many years ago was that?
  3. What jobs did her parents do?
  4. Why did she go to live on her grandparents' farm?
  5. How many of them lived altogether in that farm?
  6. In slide 3, how was going to High School (secondary school) different for black children than it was for white children?
  7. What is the word that means 'deliberately separate?
  8. On the buses, why was the segregation unfair for black people?
  9. What date was the famous event that Rosa Parks was involved in?
  10. Where on the bus was Rosa sitting?
  11. What did the white bus driver ask Rosa to do?
  12. Do you think this was fair? Why or why not?
  13.  Did Rosa actually move? Where did she move to?
  14. Why was the bus driver still angry with Rosa? After all, he'd asked her to move and she had moved?
  15. Why was the bus driver angry with Rosa?
  16. What is an autobiography? Look it up if you don't know.
  17. What is a boycott?
  18. How was Rosa punished? For how long?
  19. (Big discussion questions) Rosa helped to change the unfair law by BREAKING the law. Was she right to do so? Did she hurt anyone else in breaking the law? COULD anyone else have been hurt by her breaking this law? If she hadn't have done that, supported by 40,000 people, do you think the laws would have changed? Is there a way or ways to change laws WITHOUT breaking the law? Were these segregation laws there to keep people safe do you think?
  20. What did some white people do AFTER the laws changed?


Maths: Back to fractions. Go to BBC Bitesize, 9 June Maths Year 2/P3 Non-unit fractions Daily Lessons. Watch the video 1st Level Maths and Numeracy from Bitesize, then read through the lesson. Answer the 2 questions, then do the activity sheet from Pearson (answers are available). After that, do the Twinkl worksheets. Finally, do Activity 4 which is playing the fractions level of Karate Cats Maths.


As an extra activity, draw, with speech bubbles, the scene on the bus with Rosa Parks. Or any other scene from this big historical event in 1955? Her arrest? Her overnight prison stay? The bus boycott by thousands?


Finally, read and be read to, compliment your family, hug them and tell them you love them, wash your hands and stay safe. Speak tomorrow (Thursday).


Tuesday 9th June:

Hello, hope you are well and not too chilly. I have a Countdown Conundrum for you. Can you guess it? Our work today is about this:


Practise your spellings, then read the 3 photos at the top. As you can see, I've uploaded 3 photos with the text of Woolly Wolf. Please answer the following questions after reading the text with your adult.

  1. What is a 'ruse'? Look it up if you don't know.
  2. In the 2nd sentence, find 2 compound words.
  3. Why did the sheep not realise that Woolly was a wolf?
  4. How did Woolly manage to catch his prey?
  5. On the first page, which meals did the wolf eat lamb for?
  6. What does 'dwindling' or 'dwindle' mean?
  7.  What safety checks did the shepherd do to protect his flock (page 2)?
  8. In what way was Wolf 'needy'?
  9. How often does the wolf eat?
  10. What gave the wolf away to the shepherd (clue, to do with the coat)?
  11. (Page 3) How did the shepherd punish the Wolf?
  12. Why did the other shepherds say that John was mistreating his sheep?
  13. What does the expression, " a wolf in sheep's clothing" mean nowadays?
  14. What is the moral of this story?


Maths: I have added some documents (worksheets) at the top, below the videos. Only the first sheet is appropriate for Y1 but if you can go further - GREAT!


Y2 only need to go to 3 digit numbers but if they want to go further - GREAT!


Y3 - go as far as you can!



Go to BBC Bitesize and Year 1 can look on Key Stage 1 Science Forces and click on 'What are the different forces?' Watch the video and draw and list toys that you travel when you use different forces.


Y2/3 (and Y1 if you like) go onto BBC Bitesize and go onto Key Stage 2 Science Magnets and watch the 2 learner guides What is a magnet? Which metals are magnetic? And then watch one of the 5 classroom clips Magnets and their invisible force. With your magnet, go around the house and garden testing out different metals to see if they're magnetic or not. Remember if the force pulls TOWARDS it is attracting but if it pulls AWAY it is repelling. Draw and label your magnetic materials. Please let me know if you need to borrow a magnet from school.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them, wash your hands and stay safe! Speak tomorrow (Wednesday).


Monday 8th June:

Hello, I hope you had a good weekend, even though it was a bit of a washout! Your spellings are:

Y1: ea - heavy spread on my bread

dead        head         lead          read         ready             bread          spread       deadly          meant          instead



path        bath        hour            move            prove              improve            sure             sugar       eye        could


After (or before) your spellings (concentrating on letter formation and joining), watch and join in with our phonics video (don't forget 'ay May I Play, 'a-e Make a Cake and 'ar Start the Car).


Then, do 2 dictations:

Y1: He dressed up as a sheep and ate lots of sheep for his dinner. He had sheep to eat for tea and had snacks of sheep to eat too.


Y2/3: The wolf had a cunning plan to catch his supper. He dressed up as a woolly sheep in a woollen coat and bleated like a sheep to fool them.


After your dictation, I want you to go to BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2 PSHE and Citizenship Differences and Similarities. Scroll down until you get to the video entitled 'Experiencing racism', where a brother and his younger sister talk honestly about the personal racism they have experienced. As a parent and teacher, I was shocked, really shocked. In school, we have to report/record any racial incidents, any racial language to the county council. Please watch this with your child/children and talk about it afterwards. What would you do if you heard or saw a racist incident?

I would like you to record in writing how the video made you feel.

I also strongly suggest that you all watch the You Tube video brown eyes/blue eyes Jane Elliott, edited by Mark Heckroth. It is something that we watched in January in our assembly which Mrs Rafftree and I both took. It is possibly the only way to teach white children about racial discrimination. This was ground-breaking at the time but is still relevant today.

Now, I would like you to look at all your books with pictures/illustrations/photos in and count how many of them have people of colour in them. Are there lots or not many? Why do you think this is? I would now like you to design an anti-racist/anti-discrimination poster.



We are looking at problems in fractions. When we solve mathematical problems, we take out a lot of unnecessary words and are left with a simple calculation. Year 1s can use equipment to help them if they need it:

  1.  If I have 2 biscuits and my husband eats 1, what fraction of those biscuits is left for me?
  2.  We order a pizza and it's divided up into 8 pieces. How many pieces will I get if I eat half the pizza?
  3. If you cut 5 oranges up into halves, how many pieces of orange will there be?
  4. If a birthday cake is divided up into 10 pieces, what fraction will I eat if I eat 3 pieces?
  5. If a bar of chocolate has 8 chunks, what fraction will I have eaten if I eat 5 chunks?
  6.  A bag of sweets is divided up into 5 different types of sweet; cola bottles, rings, fried eggs, gummi bears and worms. If Nikki eats all the gummi bears AND all the rings, what fraction has she eaten? What fraction is left?
  7.  If 4 apples are cut up into quarters, how many quarters are there altogether?
  8. I eat 1/2 of a packet of raisins. There were 22 raisins in the packet, how many have I eaten?
  9. I eat 1/4 of a 4 fingered Kit-Kat bar, how much have I eaten?
  10.  My recipe says I need the following for 4 people. If I want to make the recipe for 2 people, I will need to alter the amount I need:
  •  2 eggs
  •  4 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 40 g flour
  •  a pinch of salt


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other and tell your family you love them, and hug them lots. Keep washing your hands and stay safe. Speak tomorrow (Tuesday).

Friday 5th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. I have uploaded a video of our phonics sounds so that you can go through them at least 3 - 4 times a week. Unfortunately, the file was too big, and I had to trim it, so we miss out on ay May I Play?, a-e Make a Cake and ar Start the Car. So, don't forget to include them as well.

Practise your phonics with me in the video and if you want to make it active like we do in class, by acting them all out, then that would be good. These phonic sounds are invaluable for both reading and spelling. 


Next, practise your spellings for today's spelling tests.  Then, pick 5 of your spelling words and write 5 sentences which include your chosen words. DON'T FORGET PUNCTUATION, please, thank you.



Go onto BBC Bitesize Key Stage 1 Maths Fractions and watch 'What Are Fractions?' video clip. Then, do the interactive activity, and then the quiz. After that, watch 'How to Write Fractions', do all the follow-up activities as well.

Then, go onto the Maths Key Stage 2 Fractions, and find the video clips to use in class and watch the following:

Building a Fraction Wall

Fractions and Halves and Quarters

Halves and Halving (song)


Then order these muddled up fraction number lines: starting with the smallest to largest: REMEMBER, the 'bigger' the bottom number, the SMALLER the fraction is e.g 1/12 is SMALLER than 1/3! (This work is mainly for Y2/3 but if Y1 would like to have a go, fabulous!)

1/4         1/8        0          1/3        1/5      1/6          1/2


1/9         1/7      1/12        1/4        1/10        1/3      1/ 8


Now, fill in the gaps:


1         1 and 1/4          1 and ….?        1 and 3/4        2         2 and …..?         2 and 1/2          2 and ….?


4         3 and 3/4          3 and ….?         3 and 1/4        3       2 and 3/4           2 and ….?         2 and 1/4   ……?


Now, for P.E. On BBC Bitesize, Key Stage 2 Physical Education, click onto Exercise and watch the clip about Fitness. Think about your fitness. How do we know if we're fit? We measure how long we can keep going with something. Either, every week-day, or twice a week pick the same activity to do and time how long you can keep going until you feel you can't do anymore. It needs to be a high impact activity like skipping, jogging, jumping, star jumping. Also, measure how MANY of these you can do (running laps, skips, star jumps etc). Can you gradually over time increase your PB, personal best?


Finally, read and be read to ( I will do another story next week), compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them, wash your hands, stay safe and have a great weekend. Speak to you on Monday.




Thursday 4th June:

Hello, I hope you are well. Mrs Endall has learnt that it's not possible to teach online whilst simultaneously supervising in the classroom - in other words, my multi-tasking skills are not as good as I'd hoped!. I did make a couple of mistakes in the matching contractions exercise and missed out I will and will not. Apologies!

Do your spellings as usual and then practise your spellings in your best handwriting. I am going to revisit joined-up handwriting for Y2/3 and I would like Y1s to start to learn to join:

joins at the bottom where the flick of the a finishes. The flick takes you up to the top of where the a starts.

b doesn't need to join.

c joins where the c ends and carries onto the top to start again. Doing a whole row looks like waves in the sea

d joins where the d ends and then carries back up to start the c bit of the d.

These joins are called the elbow joins becausethey join in the shape of the elbow to hand join.


If any of you would like your handwriting books, you can make a time to pick them up from school.


Your writing task is to write 5 sentences with these 5 power words in them. These sentences should be correctly punctuated and show that you understand the correct meaning of these power words. Therefore, your sentences may include the word because or so to explain.

e.g delicate - I held the flower in my hand very carefully because it was so delicate.







Y2/3 can do an extra 2 more





If you know your 10 x table, you can find 1/10 of a multiple of 10 number

e.g 1/10 of 10 = 1 (1 x 10 =10)

Now find 1/10 of:











Y2/3 Find  MORE than 1/10 of a number but first find 1/10

eg 1/10 of 20 = 2 so 2/10 of 20 =


3/10 of 10

4/10 of 20

2/10 of 30

5/10 of 50

6/10 of 20

2/10 of 60

7/10 of 10

9/10 of 100

2/10 of 70

3/10 of 40


2/10 of 90


For art this week, I'd like you to go to BBC Bitesize and click on Key Stage 1 Art and Design - Colour. Then, watch the video clip about Vincent Van Gogh (one of my favourite artists). Now, answer these questions and do the task.

Why did Vincent feel sad in Holland?

Why did he use darker colours when painting in Holland?

Where did he move to?

How did the move to another country change his paintings?

Did he sell very many pictures?

What colours did he use for his paintings now?

Vincent Van Gogh mentioned his most famous painting what was it?

Look up some of his famous flower pictures.


Either, copy one of his paintings or draw your own cheerful, light, bright picture, with PLENTY of yellow in it?

If you have paint, use it. Don't forget he made his paint very thick. I'd love to see some of your Van Gogh inspired pictures - he uses a lot of yellow which is my favourite colour. Like Van Gogh, it makes me feel happy and cheerful and bright. What colours do you like best and why?


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them and wash your hands lots. Speak to you tomorrow (Friday).


Wednesday 3rd June:

Hello, I hope you have been enjoying the continued good weather because according to the forecast, it's set to change today! Did you get the Countdown Conundrum? It was fractions.

Today, I have a Maths challenge for you:


9                5              4                  7                   1                    2   


Target number to make is 50


So, after doing your usual morning starter, we will do some phonics. We will look at the different ways of spelling  u-e (huge brute) ew, (chew the stew) ue(blue barbecue, it's true). Oo is not quite the same sound.

What words can you think of that have those sounds? Can you spell them? How many can you and your adult/s siblings come up with?

Can you make sentences rammed full of u-e, ew, ue words?


Now, match the contractions:

E.g can't - cannot


don't                          shall not

shouldn't                   have not

I'll                               she is

he's                            he is

didn't                         do not

would've                    he will

he'll                           should have

she's                          do not

should've                  should not

won't                        did not

I'd                             would have

haven't                       he will

 shan't                        I had  




Find a half of

















Find a quarter of










Remember, to quarter a number, you can halve it, then halve it again

eg half of 60 = 30, half of 30 is 15


Science: Do you have a magnet at home? If you haven't, school can loan you one if you contact me or the office. We will use these next week in Science.

Go onto BBC Bitesize and click onto Science Key Stage 2 (lower), Magnets and watch the video about what are magnets? Read the information attached to the video, then do the interactive activity. After that, do the quiz. Then draw and label items which use a magnet. If you can't remember, watch the video again. Use the internet to safely research objects where magnets are used.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment your family, and tell them you love them. Don't forget to wash those hands, stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Thursday).


Tuesday 2nd June:

Hello, did you guess the Countdown Conundrum? It was summertime.

Today's Countdown Conundrum is:




If you are doing your Joe Wicks P.E lesson, lucky you, keep going. I am unable to continue doing this with children in school currently. If you are doing BBC Bitesize, continue to do so as well.

After writing out your spellings, we will do some dictations in Phonics. Read the sentences aloud slowly to your child, telling them to make sure they have the following punctuation in their sentences:


Capital I capital J and capital W - 2 full stops  u-e  i -e and mm


It is now June and it is summer. We like playing in the hot sun.


You need the following punctuation

Capital I J and W      1x comma ,     1 full stop    1x ? and an apostrophe '


It is now June, which is the sixth month but the first month of summer. Who doesn't like playing in the warm sunshine?


Carry on with your report writing. Suggest whether your teacher/ parent answers lots of questions in class. Are they hard-working? Do they get easily distracted? (Explain what distracted means). Do they drink too much tea or coffee? Can they concentrate very well in class? Are they polite? Do they say please and thank you? 


Maths - fractions

Remember our crocodile mouths <   >? The greedy crocs only want to eat the biggest amount of fraction. Remember, the smaller the bottom number, the bigger the fraction. If the fractions are the same (equivalent), then we have the equals sign =.

E.g 1/2 < 1/4   (the crocodile wants to eat a half because a half is bigger than a quarter)

3/6 = 1/2   (they are the same - 3 is half of 6, 1 is half of 2).

NOW, insert the symbols  <     > or = between the 2 fractions:


1/3  ….  1/2

1/2  ….  3/4

2/4  …..  1/2

1/8  ….. 1/5

1/5   …. 1/6

1/3  …..  2/3

3/3  …… 1 whole

5/10  ….. 1/2



Finally, the last bank holiday on Monday 25th May, was a Christian celebration of ascension day. This is to celebrate Jesus going back into heaven. Draw what you think it looked like when Jesus' disciples stood and watched Jesus on Mount Olives ascend (climb upwards) up to heaven. When you are colouring in your picture, remember it is likely that Jesus had quite brown skin. Would there be a halo of light around Jesus? Would any angels be there to greet him? Would the disciples look happy or sad, or a mixture of both?


Finish by making sure you read and are read to, compliment each other, hug your family, tell as many people as possible that you care about them and that you love them. Don't forget to wash your hands loads and stay safe. Speak to you tomorrow (Tuesday).



Monday 1st June:

Hello, I hope you had a lovely half term. What beautiful weather we had, my favourite type of weather! I have a Countdown Conundrum for you:



So, either choose from any hard copy spellings you have or do the spellings I suggest here.


Year 1:

(u-e as in huge brute, split vowel digraph, special friends)

tube         puce               rude         huge            fluke             rule        flume                tune              ruse         brute


Years 2/3:

ch = sh

chef       chalet         machine       chaperone         brochure      chute          parachute


If you go to BBC Bitesize for Key Stage 2 English / Spelling, it has a section entitled 'When is the 'sh' sound spelt with a 'ch'?' Watch the video and do the interactive activity and quiz. 


So, our English writing focus is report writing! And guess what? Instead of me writing your reports, you're going to be writing one for me! And also, for perhaps your OTHER teacher, your Mum/Dad! So, report writing needs to be honest, positive and include areas to work on. If I was to write a report on myself I would praise my reading aloud, my dancing, my dressing up, my gymnastics and my sense of fun. If I had to say which areas I had to work on, it would be to improve my handwriting, be more ICT confident with technology, to stop losing my photocopying and to tidy my desk at least ONCE a term! I would need to comment on how I was socially (how I get on with others), do I play nicely with the other staff? Am I a bit over-competitive (YES)? Your report should take the following format:


General Comments





Strengths in any subjects not mentioned

Areas to improve in


I would like you send me either a report about me, Mrs Hey or your Mum or Dad. Don't forget your punctuation and try to vary your sentence openers.



For the next week or so we're going to revise fractions.

I would like you to safely cut up some food to demonstrate fractions. Remember, the bottom number is how many pieces it is divided up into (the denominator) and the top number is how many of those divided pieces have you got (the numerator). Remember, if you dividing a circle into 3rds, you draw a wide capital Y! Don't forget to record what fraction you've created.


Then, you could do some adding up of fractions. If the bottom number is the same, that isn't added up, only the top number.


1/5 + 3/5 = 4/5


3/10 + 4/10 

1/3 + 1/3 

2/8 + 3/8

1/4 + 2/4

4/6 + 2/6

8/12 + 2/12

10/16 + 3/16

6/15 + 5/15

14/20 + 6/20


Which two of the answers above were equivalent (equal to) a whole?


Ensure you do some reading together and enjoy this beautiful weather while you can! I am sure some of you are now today going to meet up with other loved ones. If you do, send me some socially distanced pics of you and your reunited family/loved ones together again.

Finally, compliment each other, tell all your family you love them, wash your hands even more and stay safe! Speak tomorrow (Tuesday).




Friday 22nd May:

Hello, I hope you're well. It's Fancy Dress Friday for P.E with Joe Wicks if you do that, even if you don't, it's always great to dress up whatever your age! After your usual morning starter routine, practise your spellings and then have your spelling test. Set each other word conundrums like

quoape = opaque

Handy tip: Write the word down first, THEN muddle up the letters one at a time. Finally, count how many letters in your word and check that your muddled-up letter word has the same amount.

Hang-man is a great spelling game. Think of a word, then write a dash for each letter e.g:

   - - - - - -     

Then get your partner to guess a letter (choose some vowels first). If they guess a letter correctly, put it in, e.g

  - - a - - -  

If they get it wrong, start drawing your 'gallows' with a line going downwards (vertically) first, then a line across (horizontally) at the bottom, then another at the top and eventually your rope and person, with head, body, legs and arms. You can only draw if your partner gets a letter wrong. Don't forget to keep a record of your incorrect letter guesses so that you can all see them. Can your partner guess the letter before hangman? By the way, my word was shadow.


Another fun writing game is Consequences.

Take a piece of paper each, and at the very top, in the middle of the top, write a female's name, without showing or telling your partner, you then fold over the top of the paper so as not to reveal the name, then pass your paper onto the next person after you have written met underneath your fold.

Then, underneath the fold, write a male's name and do the same as above, folding it and passing it on AFTER you have written at underneath your fold.

Next, write a place where people could meet (obviously 2 metres apart)! Then, fold, write He said underneath your fold and pass it on.

Write something as silly as you want e.g Would you like to kiss? or Something smells around here, is it you?

Then, fold, and write She said under the fold, and pass it on.

Write something funny like, I'll have chips with that please or Your voice sounds silly today.

Then fold, and write The consequence was (or con for short) which basically means what happened in the end, and pass it on.

Your last bit of writing is what happened in the end could be They got married or There were some stinky smells! - the sillier, the funnier.

FINALLY, you take turns to read them aloud!

If you have some funny, even rude ones, please email your pics, I could do with a laugh whilst doing paperwork and planning next week! The more times you play it, the funnier it gets.


So, finish off with a walk, involving a tally. Could be a nature tally involving plants and animals? Could be a people and pets tally? What questions can you ask about your findings? Don't forget the dreaded 'How many more (dandelions) were there than (oak trees)? Are there vany plants and trees you can't name? Can you look them up and find out what they are?


Read and be read to, compliment each other, perhaps talk about what worked in Home-schooling this week and what didn't. Then discuss why certain things worked and why perhaps certain things didn't? How you could this be resolved in future?

After that, hug your family and tell them that you love them, wash your hands lots and stay safe and happy over half term!





Thursday 21st May:

Hello, I hope you've been enjoying the beautiful weather, but don't forget to wear sunscreen. It's been the perfect weather for measuring shadows! There could be a change in the weather, however. So, after your morning routine, practise your spellings. Then, listen to the story above, Wind and Sun, and answer the following questions.

  1. What does quarrel mean?
  2. What does bawl mean?
  3. Why is he called bully wind?
  4. What do you think stitchless mean?
  5. What does bray mean?
  6. What was the challenge between Wind and Sun?
  7. What are the contractions I'm and I'll short for?
  8. Why does the man pull his coat tighter around him and do his buttons up?
  9. What is litter?
  10. Why did the man buckle his belt and turn up his collar?
  11. What does 'blew til ... sheep bowled downhill mean?
  12. Why did Wind go blue and was wheezing?
  13. What did Sun do after Wind gave up?
  14. What past tense verb is repeated that describes what the Sun did?
  15. Why did the man wipe his brow?
  16. What does glance mean? Look it up.
  17. What does naked mean?
  18. If you sulk, how do you behave? Why did Wind Sulk for a month?
  19. Why was the verb 'stormed' chosen in relation to the Wind?
  20. What is the moral of this story? 



Maths Tests:


  1.    10     20    ---     ---     50    ----    70
  2.     5     10     ---     ----    25    ---     35
  3.     2      4      ---     ----   ----    12     ---
  4.  3 lots of 10
  5.  Double 8
  6.  Half of 14
  7. Is 16 closer to 10 or 20?
  8. Is 24 closer to 20 or 30?
  9. Is 48 closer to 40 or 50?
  10. Double 11
  11. How many 10s in 21? How many 1s?
  12. 27 + 9 =
  13. 33 -  7 =
  14. 40 + 8 =




  1. 100       90      ---      ---     60     ---    40
  2. 105   100       ---       ---     85     ---    75
  3. 108    106     ---        ---     100   ----   96
  4. 10 x 10 =
  5. Double 15
  6. Half of 24
  7. Round 47 to nearest 10
  8. Round 73 to nearest 10
  9. Round  133 to nearest 100 (either 100 or 200)
  10. 9 x 2 =
  11. How many tens and ones in 58?
  12. 27 + 18 =
  13. 65 - 11 =
  14. 70 + 8 =
  15. 100 + 10 + 3 =
  16. 6 x 3 =
  17. 4 x 4 =
  18. 21 divided by 3 = 


Finally, read and be read to and incidentally, Manchester United and England International football player Jesse Lingard is on BBC Bitesize reading Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies. Catch it on BBC i-Player and BBC red button from 9 am. Also, for 7 - 9 year olds the wonderful Joanna Lumley is reading one of my favourite books Mr Gum. Both stories are excellent! Compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them. Wash your hands and stay safe and speak to you tomorrow (Friday).

Wednesday 20th May:

Hello, mid-week already. Today, we're going to be looking at 1st, 2nd and 3rd person. Also, past, present and future. So, let's start. After your usual start of the school day routine, write out your spellings. Then, go to BBC Bitesize English Key Stage 1 and click on grammar and watch the video and read aloud the transcript. 1st person is I, me, 2nd person is you, your, 3rd person is he, she, it, her, him. First person PLURAL is we, us, 2nd person plural is you, your(the same as singular) and 3rd person plural is they, them.

Do the online activity and answer the quiz. Then, I would like you to write 3 sentences in 1st person (singular), 2nd person, 3rd person (singular).

Y2/3 I would like you to also do 1st person plural and 3rd person plural. DON'T forget capital letters at the start of your sentences and also for any names (proper nouns). Also, don't forget any punctuation like . ! ? , '. Please notice how the verb changes according to which person you are writing in e.g I help , you help, she/he/it helps and we help, they help. The changes can be quite different if the verb is irregular like the verb to be e.g I am, you are , he/she/it is, we are, they are.

So, my expectation for Y1 is writing 9 sentences. Y2/3, my expectation is for 15 sentences.


Next, we're going to be looking at verb tenses - past, present and future. Again, on the KS1 Grammar page, click on What are present and future tense? Watch the video, do the interactive activity, and play the quiz. Then I would like 3 sentences in the future, present and past. Past tense is often signalled by the suffix of 'ed at the end of the verb e.g helped. However, irregular verbs often have irregular past tense e'g ran, sang/sung etc. The future tense verb tends to be accompanied by will - I will sing, I will run or I will be singing and I will be running. Notice how the verb has the suffix of 'ing added to it. Present tense can include am e.g I am singing, or I am running. Here again, the verb has the suffix of 'ing added.

If you want to make all 3 sentences the same apart from the verb and verb chain, that's fine e.g


I will sing a song.

I sing a song.

I sang a song.


For grammar, BBC Bitesize Karate Cats is an excellent interactive game to play on a tablet, kindle (not sure about laptop but it didn't work on my iPhone - although, I'm not known for my technological skills).



Maths: Find your data handling from the last 2 days, and apply these questions to your data findings:

  1. Which is the most popular in your findings?
  2. Which is the least popular?
  3. How many more ------ were there than --------? (e.g how many more spoons were than forks, how many more dark plain socks were there than dark patterned socks? etc)
  4. How many ----- altogether?
  5. (Venn Diagram question ONLY) How many  ----- were AND -------? (e.g How many socks were dark AND patterned? How many non-metal cutlery were spoons? etc).
  6. Can you suggest another ----- to add to your data?(E.g another choice -  another circle for your Venn diagram, another section for your table/bar chart/ pictogram could be kitchen utensils, long socks, trainer socks, light brown hair colour etc).

If you can think of any more questions, go for it.


In terms of another subject, you could learn a little more French. If you go to BBC Bitesize KS2 French - Food and Drink. Watch the video clip,' Not Again Farley!' which introduces lots of new words:

bonjour      je m'appelle (I am called) - pronounced juh ma pell     


j'ai faim  ( I have hunger) - pronounced jay fam


legumes (vegetables) - pronounced lay-goom


tomate (tomato) - pronounced tor-mart      oignon - pronounced on-ee-on


laitue (lettuce) - pronounced laytew          poisson (fish) - pwahss-on


pommes frittes (potato chips) - pronounced pom frit      bananes - pronounced ban-nan


glace - (ice-cream) - pronounced glas    vanille (vanilla) - van-eel 


chocolat - (chocolate) - pronounced shock-a-la


Now, draw and label some of these and practise speaking them.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them. Remember, wash your hands and stay safe. Speak tomorrow (Thursday) with hopefully, a new story from our Aesop's Fables Big Book.


Tuesday 19th May:

Hello, hope you're well. Did you get the countdown conundrum? It was transparent.

Today, I have a Maths countdown challenge.


   25     1      3       7      8     9    and the target number to make is 30



   25      50      6       5        4           2      and the target number is 100


So, start your usual morning routine, whether it be P.E with Joe, BBC Bitesize red button, GoNoodle, Cosmic Yoga or whatever and then write your spellings out. After that, have a go at the Maths countdown challenge above.

Then, we can start our SPAG activities.

Today, we are revising inverted commas (speech marks) for Y2/3 by turning a play script into reported speech - making them sentences with speech marks (66 and 99). Y1 can try reading it and go on a punctuation hunt - spot . ! ? '  , and capital letters (upper case letters). 

Perhaps do a Maths tally of each of the above punctuation.



Wind: I bet I can blow his coat off.         

becomes        Wind boasted," I bet I can blow his coat off".     or    " I bet I can blow his coat off", boasted Wind.

Rewrite this play script as sentences with inverted commas (speech marks). Y1s, read it aloud with lots of expression and do a punctuation tally.


Wind: I am the strongest!

Wind: I am stronger than you.

Sun: Oh really, are you sure?

Sun: What can you do to prove it?

Man: Brrrrr! It's got colder.

Wind: I'm going to blow harder and harder so that you take your coat off.

Sun: I'm going to shine and shine.

Man: WOW! It's getting hotter.

Man: I'm so hot that I'm going to take all my clothes off!


Next, we're going to look at conjunctions (joining words), both coordinating and subordinating. Below, choose the correct coordinating conjunctions to link the 2 sentences. 

Choose between either so, and, but and or:

  1. I like apples. I like melon too.
  2. I had a bad leg. I still went for a walk.
  3. Would you like red? Would you like blue?
  4. It was sunny. I must wear my sun-hat.


Now, choose which subordinating conjunctions join 2 sentences together. Your subordinating conjunctions to choose from are:

  although, because, when, before

  1.  She was cross. It started to rain.
  2. The car stopped. It ran out of petrol.
  3. The sun was shining. It was still cold.
  4. He ate pizza. He ate cake.


Maths: Continuing with our Data Handling (statistics). Your tally chart findings from yesterday need to be presented in a different way through pictograms and Venn Diagrams. You may want to find some more different information out instead and do some more tally charts. Go to BBC Bitesize, Key Stage 2 Maths, Handling Data - How can data be displayed. Watch the video and then look at Displaying Data to remind yourselves of what a pictogram and a Venn Diagram look like. A pictogram uses pictures as a symbol and one symbol can either represent 1 of the object or 2. If the symbol represents 2, then half a symbol represents 1.

Example: Pictogram to show children have different hair colours

Blond/e : angel angel angel

Brown:     angel angel angelangel

Black:       angel angel

Red :        angel


So, you may want to do a pictogram of children in Class 2, or of cutlery around your house, or of socks?


Year 1 - with your adult, can you draw a bar chart to show your findings?


Years 2/3, I'd like you to do a Venn diagram, with 2 circles overlapping (like we did in class with the animals blue animals and rabbits). One of your circles could be spoons, the other could be non-metal cutlery, meaning the overlapping bit of BOTH circles in the middle would be non-metal spoons. The outside of the circles is the 'sea' where forks and knives could be.

OR if you want to use socks, one circle has plain dark socks, the other has patterned socks and the overlapping bit of both circles is dark patterned socks. The outside could plain LIGHT coloured socks. Don't forget to label your circles so you know how you've sorted them. If you wanted to do hair of Class 2 for your Venn Diagram, one could be dark hair and one could be long hair, and the short-haired blonds or red-haired would be in the sea, and the long-haired dark (not fair ones would be in the middle overlapping bit.


Tomorrow and Thursday we will be looking at interpreting data (answering questions on your findings, which have been presented through tables, pictograms,  bar charts and Venn Diagrams.


Science: Last week, we looked at light sources and how transparent materials (see-through and lets light completely through), and translucent materials (lets SOME light through but blurry and you can't see clearly) and opaque materials (solid, blocks light out completely and causes shadows) relate to Light and Dark.

Go to BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2 Light and Dark and click on the video Light (Seymour Science) and this will remind you of what we looked at last week. Then have a look at Light and shadow clip compilation to look at shadows. You are now going to do some work on shadows.

EITHER: measure the length of your shadow every hour throughout the day (may need to start this on Wednesday, when it's less cloudy) and see if and how it changes. What do you notice? After you've done this, watch Key Stage 2 video clip Sun and Shadows.


Or, if you'd prefer to do that another day, using a torch, darkness and some opaque toys or cut out shapes/puppets/characters, and do a puppet show, or just play around making funny shadows. First, watch the video clip Shadow puppets to give you some ideas. Have fun!


Perhaps you could show me some photos of how your shadow changes or of your shadow puppets?


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands and stay safe. Speak to you tomorrow (Wednesday).



Monday 18th May:

Hello, I hope you had a good weekend. I have a countdown conundrum for you. The clue is: a window is this



If you don't have some spellings, here are some for you:

Y1     mole        poke       robe        rode        home         hope         rose          phone        drove


Y2/3   measure           treasure              pleasure          leisure            usual              unusual          usually             television


Start your day as usual. Then write out your spellings. This week, we are concentrating on SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar).


Write the statements below in speech bubbles. Pictures to accompany speech bubbles are optional:

My name is ........

I am a boy/girl.

I am age 5/6.

My birthday is on ..............

I like Spring/ Summer/ Autumn/ Winter best.

I have .... pets.



Please go to BBC Bitesize Keystage 2 English and click on inverted commas (which is the correct term for speech marks (66 and 99).

Watch the video clip and do the activity and the quiz. Then copy the sentences below and add in inverted commas (speech marks 66/99).


  1. I can blow the man's coat off! boasted the Wind.
  2. Are you sure? asked Sun.
  3. I'm so cold, shivered the man, I'm going to do my coat up, he said.
  4. Phew, I'm so hot, said the man, I must take my coat off.

Now, write 3 sentences of your own with inverted commas in.


Finally, in English, we're going to revise commas in lists for Y2/3, and learn them for Y1. Go to BBC Bitesize Key Stage 1 English punctuation and click on Commas in Lists. Watch the video clip and and do the follow on work.

Insert the commas in lists. REMEMBER, there's no comma before the and.


I have 2 cats, 1 dog, 3 fish, 2 guinea pigs and a horse.

  1. I ate pie mash peas carrots onions and gravy.
  2. I like football tennis netball dance and rounders.
  3. She wears a hat coat gloves scarf and boots.
  4. He likes red blue yellow green and silver.


Now, write your own commas in list sentence.


Maths: We're doing data handling or statistics. Today, we will remind you about the 5 bar tally. Go to BBC Bitesize Key Stage 1 Handling Data, and watch the collecting data video clip. Use the 5 bar tally chart to collect data about some things around your house e.g cutlery, plates, slices of bread, pairs of socks ( plain, patterned) etc. Display your data findings in a table (use a ruler to make it neater).


Carry on with your village project.


For a bit of fun, play a music rhythm game, Don't Clap This One Back. Clap out the rhythm of the sentence DON'T CLAP THIS ONE BACK. And then one of you leads and the other person is the echo, the repeat. The leader claps  a series of very short rhythms which are then repeated back by the echo BUT, if the echo (the repeater) hears the rhythm to Don't Clap This One Back, they MUSTN'T clap it out.


Some rhythm examples:

Some dogs are fluffy.

Cats like sleeping.

Mummy and Daddy know best.

The sun comes out.

Puppies are nice.

Doughnuts are sugary.


Finally, read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them, wash your hands and stay safe. Speak tomorrow (Tuesday).







Friday 15th May:

Hello, we're at the end of another week. This week would have been SATs week for Y2 and Y6. If any Y2 parents want to look at some previous SATs papers, some are available online. Also, just to remind you, that Twinkl (educational resource provider that many schools use) is currently free, as is, I think, White Rose Maths. If your child is Y2/3 and not managing some of the work I've been setting, either let them do the Y1 work or email me and I will see what I can do. I am back in school next Thursday and Friday but until then, I don't have access to many resources. Obviously, there are other staff in every day if you need something.


So, after your first off morning routine, last practise of spellings and then your spelling test. After that, I have a little Maths division / test.


Y1s (or anyone else):

Fill in the gaps

2      4         ?        ?        10         12          ?            16           ?            20



22        ?          18            16           ?            ?           10           8          ?           ?         ?            0



5        10         ?          ?            25           30          ?             ?             45            ?



50       ?           40       35         ?          ?        20       ?         10           ?



Now, write all multiple of 10 numbers backwards starting from 100 e.g

100     90      and so on right down to 0


Y2/3 / = division sign

50 / 10                            50 / 5                 


100 / 10                     20 / 2                   20 / 5               


 20 / 10                 25 /5           


30 / 10   


  30 / 5                 10 / 10                     


10 / 2                     10 / 5                   18 / 2


 35 /5            45 / 5                   18 / 2 


  40 / 5                    40 / 10


After this, as we normally have P.E on a Friday, I have investigated some P.E activities online. I will suggest a range so that you can pick which you would like to have a go at:


Cosmic yoga - there's a Frozen video clip, a Trolls and a Pokemon video clip for starters. These are approximately 20 + minutes long. If you want something shorter in cosmic yoga , there is Cosmic Yoga Disco Hot Air Balloonin ( under 3 minutes) or Super Yoga Stretch Safari Workout for Kids (approx 5 + mins).


Oti Mabuse ( Facebook, Youtube) - she has a range of themed dances for kids


Physical Education at home - Paper Fitness - This is more multi -skills and fitness but you only need paper, a washing basket/carrier and a baseball cap. Intrigued? Have a look, give it a go. This lasts just over 10 minutes.


#sweat trophies P.E at Home Pokemon HIIT - this is similar to some of our GoNoodle videos where you choose your Pokemon and do the activity they are doing. This is approximately 6 + minutes.



Usually, you do D and T on Friday afternoons, and I have found a fun art and design activity that includes art history and learning about an artist. Go to BBC Bitesize, click on KS2 Y3 - 4, click on Art and Design, then click on Art History, and then click on Picasso. Watch the video clip and then try the methods of drawing or collage making that he suggests. You can either sketch or use faces from photos, magazines etc. Your faces will be from different angles, could be same the same face from different angles, or a mixture of different faces. If you are sketching/colouring/painting don't forget to use different non-realistic colours. So, your face could be blue, particularly if you felt the face looked blue (sad, unhappy). If you want to email me any of your attempts, feel free.


Finally, read and be read to (David Walliams still reads at 11, I believe), compliment each other, hug your family, tell them you love them and have a lovely weekend. Let's hope for warmer weather again, it's been a tad chilly this week! Speak Monday. Stay safe.






Thursday 14th May:

Hello, hope you're all well. I hope you all managed the Wolf!Wolf! comprehension. The trickiest part was the apostrophe questions for Y2/3. Apostrophes are used for contractions (2 words squashed into 1 like don't, I'm, he's etc) and for possessive (when something belongs to someone e.g Mrs Endall's class, the shepherds' plural crooks).

The apostrophe for contractions goes where the missing letters should be e.g. do not = don't - the o is gone from not and the apostrophe is there instead.


Apostrophes for possessive is before the s UNLESS the word is a plural (more than one) so one shepherd has a crook - the shepherd's crook, many shepherds - the shepherds' crooks.


It's is a contraction short for it is BUT when it's a possessive its - its tongue (the wolf's tongue) there is NO apostrophe.

Many adults nowadays were not taught apostrophes in schools, so many grown ups are as confused as their children. The apostrophe is taught first of all to Year 2s and then hopefully cemented in Years 3 and 4.


So, after your usual morning start, practise your spellings. Then, correct the following sentences like we do in Phonics:


   do not tel lyes as it is not gud

(3 spelling mistakes, 1 capital letter, 1 full stop)


  the boy cawld tom did not sea a wulf

(2 capital letters, 3 spelling mistakes, 1 full stop)


   the shepherds wer verry kros indeed tom had triked them all

(1exclamation mark !, 1 full stop, 2 capital letters, 4 spelling mistakes)



  the wolf had sharp teef and yelloa eyes his tongue likked tom on the fayse

(3 capital letters, 4 spelling mistakes, 2 full stops)


  the wolf had a cold wet blak nose tom wos aslepe wen the wolf wowk him up

(2 commas like in a list, 2 full stops, 2 capital letters, 5 spelling mistakes)


did tom stop showting abowt the wolf no he dint

(3 capital letters, 3 spelling mistakes, 1 question mark, 1 apostrophe and 1 full stop)



    help help yeled tom theres a wolf over their

(4 capital letters, 2 exclamation marks, 1 comma, 2 pairs of " ", an apostrophe, 3 spelling mistakes and 1 full stop)


For our writing task, you're going to write some alliterative sentences. Alliteration is where most words start with the same SOUND e.g.

Fussy Freda forgets Philip's phone.


Not all words have to have the same sound but most do.


Naughty Norman nibbled Natalie's nutty Nutella.

Have a go at writing some of your own. Use your name and some of your friends' names or family's names. Or it could be your favourite book, TV, film character's name?


Y1 Write 4/5 sentences at least.


Y2/3 Write 6 - 8 sentences at least.


I would love to see some of your sentences - alliterative sentences can often be funny and nonsense like. Don't forget, it's not a sentence unless you have a verb in it.



Y1 Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Plan a Teddy Bears' or cuddlies' picnic. If you have 5, how many sandwiches can they have? If they have 4 each, how many sandwiches will you need? Write this as a x sentence    4 lots of 5        or  5 x 4  -  what is the answer?

If they have 2 cakes each, 10 raisins each, 5 little sausages each,  8 crisps each, 6 grapes each and 2 drinks each? Play around with sharing and lots of.


Y2/3 Write out your 3 x table. If you're struggling, go back to revising your 2, 5 and 10 x tables. If you've managed your 3 x table, do your multiple of 3 multiplication and division Happy Families e.g

  1 x 3 = 3

  3 x 1 = 3

  3 divided by 1 = 3

  3 divided by 3 = 1

If you are struggling with 3, then revise your Happy Families 2, 5 and 10.


If you are managing this, try 4 x table and Happy Families for multiples of 4.


For later on, try some balance skills. On BBC Bitesize, there is an incredibly cool trick to learn. Go to the KS1 section, click on Physical Education, and then on balance and you can watch a really fun clip of how a clown learns to balance a feather on her hand. I didn't believe it until I tried it myself with an old peacock feather, and it really worked! Just follow the instructions.


Next, watch the clown on a beam video clip. Now, if you don't have something narrow outside that you can walk along like a beam/low wall, get your adult to put gaffer tape or something similar along the ground/floor and you can walk along that. Use the video instructions to balance properly. 

Now, have a go with balancing things on other parts of your body e.g a cushion on your head, a toilet roll on your head, am empty toilet roll on your head - which way is better, upright or side on? The showboating section will be a plastic cup on the head - can you add some water in the cup? Can you have races with your family? Who can keep the most water in their cup is the winner?


Can you balance objects on your chest, shoulder, elbow, back and bottom? Have fun exploring what stays best on which part of the body and why? Don't forget, the better your balancing skills, the more your object will stay put, despite your size. Balance and control are the main skills here.


Don't forget to read and be read to, compliment each other, hug your family and tell them you love them. Stay safe and speak to you all tomorrow (Friday).



Wednesday 13th May:

Hello, I hope you're well. I managed to successfully upload a story video of me reading Aesop's Fables Wolf! Wolf! and it didn't take me all morning like last time! Yay, we're all learning something in Lockdown! So, your Countdown conundrum was EXCLAMATION MARK.

So, after your usual morning start, whether it be Joe Wicks, BBC Bitesize on the red button, GoNoodle whatever. Practise your spellings and then Y2/3 need to do some work on the suffix of 'ly (Y1 can join in too, it's up to you). Go to the BBC Bitesize website and go to English Grammar, punctuation and spelling - Prefixes and suffixes and scroll down to How to use the suffix-ly. Watch the video, and then do the interactive activities, followed by the quiz.

Next, listen to my story Wolf! Wolf! and answer the comprehension questions below.

  1. What does tending sheep mean?
  2. What was Tom's game with the shepherds?
  3. What is a tree-stump?
  4. Why was 'yelled' chosen as the verb rather than the verb 'said'?
  5. Why do you think Tom 'cupped' his hands round his mouth when he yelled?
  6. Y2/3 only Why is there an apostrophe after the word shepherds' (shepherds' crooks)?
  7. Y2/3 only Why isn't the apostrophe after the d e.g shepherd's?
  8. The words "HELP! WOLF!" are in upper case letters (capital letters). Why is this?
  9. Y2/3 only Why is there an apostrophe in this word - we're?
  10. What does 'chanted' mean? Look it up if you don't know.
  11. What does 'tee-hee-hee' mean?
  12. Why do you think the shepherds didn't like Tom's game?
  13. Y2/3 only Why is there no apostrophe in the word its (its yellow eyes)?
  14. Are 'wet, shaggy, yellow, red, sharp' adverbs or adjectives?
  15. Look up the word 'loll'. What does it mean?
  16. What does the verb 'assume' mean?
  17. Are 'bedtime, nobody, nothing, pitchfork, everyone' compound words or contraction words?
  18. What is the moral of this story?