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Home Learning April 2020

Here are the home learning tasks for April 2020:

 

Friday 1st May 2020

Happy Friday Butterfly class! It’s the end of another week of home learning and the first of what month? Did you work it out? May! The fifth month of the year. Let’s hope this rain clears up for the weekend and we can go out and get some fresh air! I have received another email that someone in our class has applied for a Blue Peter Music Badge! She has been learning to play the piano with her daddy during her time at home! What an achievement, well done! Let's hope she receives it soon- good luck!

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths and this lesson continues with multiplication! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Week 2 (Not Summer - Week 1)
  • You will see Lesson 5 Make arrays. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity. Remember to check your answers at the end!

3. English Task 1 – You have some new words from today to practise on Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/  Spelling Rule 17 ‘ou’ (Group 1) or Spelling Rule 19 ‘ow’ (Groups 2-5). Remember the games are a great way to practise, try to spend at least 15 on this activity.

4. English Task 2 - Learning Objective - To ensure a sentence makes sense. 

Success Criteria - Make sure capital letters are at the beginning and full stops are at the end. Does it make sense when you read it?

Activity - I'd like you to go to the BBC Bitesize website by clicking the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zncgvk7

*When you reach the website, click the play button. 

*Next click on the sentences picture - you can then choose easy or hard!

*Your job is to rearrange the words to make a sentence that makes sense when you read it. 

As it's Friday I thought we'd have a break from writing anything down today - I'd like you to click the link below and choose a book to read from the e-library. See if you can read it on your own! 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

**Extra Art Activity**

The weather has turned a little cooler and it has been raining this week, so the theme on the Dorset Art Spy is ‘Sunshine’ this week. Hopefully you can brighten up your windows with a sunshine themed picture! Alice and I are going to have a go and I will post a picture of our artwork on here. Why don’t you have a go and I can see if I can spot any on my village walks!

                                   

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Butterflies! Today is the last day of April! I remember when I posted on here about the first day of April so that really shows how long we have been learning in this new and unusual way. Thinking back to our work in maths on the months of the year, can you remember what month comes next after April? The month after April is my favourite month because it is my birthday and because the weather should start to warm up (fingers crossed!!) as we head towards summer time! If you can't remember the order of the months of the year why don't you listen to the song we used to sing in class? Alice always asks me to sing this to her when she forgets which month it is! The link for it is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk&vl=en

Here is the home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths and this lesson continues with multiplication! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Week 2 (Not Summer - Week 1)
  • You will see Lesson 4 Add equal groups. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity. Remember to check your answers at the end!

3. English Task 1 – Please take your spelling test on Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/ for Spelling Rule 16 ‘oe’ (Group 1) or Spelling Rule 24 ‘igh’ (Groups 2-5). Good luck! Let’s hope we have lots of super start spellers!

4. English Task 2 Learning Objective - To use question marks correctly.

Success Criteria - Look for who, where, why, how, when, Remember they always go at the end of the sentence.

Activity - Today and tomorrow we will be focusing on skills! 

I'd like you to go to the BBC Bitesize website by clicking the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zncgvk7

*When you reach the website, click the play button. 

*Next click on the punctuation house.

*Then click on the question mark tab.

Your job today is to find where the missing capital letters should go in Ernie's story as he has forgotten to put them in the sentences! 

Listen to the way they read the story once you have corrected it - can you notice the difference when they are reading a question? We have practised this lots in school when we read question marks too haven't we? 

Once you have finished the game on BBC Bitesize, can you write 3 sentences using question marks?

Remember to begin with a how, where, why, what, when - this will help!

** Extra Science Activity**

Do you remember in our Science lesson just before we stopped going to school, we were learning all about animals? Well I have been back on the BBC Bitesize website and found that each type of animal has a video and a little activity! There are six videos in total, why don’t you have a look at one? You could choose a type of animal that you are not as familiar with such as an amphibian perhaps? If you want to have a look here is the link and It is found under the games that we looked at last week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Hi Butterflies! Hope you are well and happy this morning! I have had lots more lovely emails and updates from children in our class. It is great to hear about what you have been doing at home and all the excellent effort you have been putting into your work! Lots of you are asking about our sunflowers too, nearly half have started growing now and with it raining this week more are sure to start! Here are some examples of work I have been sent:

                        

   

Here is your home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths and this lesson continues with multiplication! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Week 2 (Not Summer - Week 1)
  • You will see Lesson 3 Make equal groups. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity. Remember to check your answers at the end!

3. English Task 1 - Continue your weekly spelling practise by spending 15 minutes on Spelling Frame  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ practising Spelling Rule 16 ‘oe’ (Group 1)or Spelling Rule 24 ‘igh’ (Groups 2-5). Remember your test is tomorrow so this is your last chance to practise!

4. English Task 2 - Learning Objective - To learn how to spell and use the word 'because'

Success Criteria - Look at the word, look at the letters, practise different ways of remembering it, remember to use it in the middle part of the sentence.

Activity - For the last time re-watch The House that Jack Built. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYymDq0muDI

Next, read the story version of The House that Jack Built or ask a grown up to read it to you. 

What differences do you notice between the two versions of the story? Which one did you prefer and why?

Look at the word because: 

We can use the word 'because' to join two parts of a sentence, just like we did yesterday. First of all we are going to practise spelling the word because - it is a very long word to remember how to spell! 

Practise copying the word because on a piece of paper - you could try rainbow writing it. Another way of remembering how to spell it is to remember a rhyme:

big elephants can always understand small elephants. 

Now we are going to practise using the word 'because' in our sentences. Can you write 3 sentences using the word because in the middle. For example -

I like cheese because it tastes so delicious. I like going outside because I love fresh air. 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Hello Butterfly class, we are back for another day of home learning! I have had a look at our Spelling Frame scores and would like to say a big well done to those children who have been practising and taking their test each week! I have also enjoyed receiving emails from some of you with photos of your work and I even received a video of a bird's nest with eggs in! I know it’s weird not seeing each other each day at school, but it is lovely to be able to talk to you through the emails. If you haven’t emailed me yet and want to the address is posted above.

Here is your home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths and this lesson moves on to multiplication! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Week 2 (Not Summer - Week 1)
  • You will see Lesson 2 Count in 10s. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity. Remember to check your answers at the end!

3. English Task 1 - Continue your weekly spelling practise by spending 15 minutes on Spelling Frame  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ practising Spelling Rule 16 ‘oe’ (Group 1)or Spelling Rule 24 ‘igh’ (Groups 2-5). You will have until Thursday to practise these. Remember you can practise by playing the games!

4. English Task 2 - Learning Objective - To use conjunctions 'and' and 'but'. 

Success Criteria - Use the conjunction in the middle part of the sentence, remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces!

Activity - Re-watch the video of The House that Jack Built from yesterday, 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYymDq0muDI

First of all, think about your favourite foods - can you write a list of your 6 most favourite foods?

Now, read what Rat says he likes to eat below - look at how he has used the words 'and' and 'but' to join two different parts of the sentence. We call these parts of the sentences, 'clauses'. 

 You are going to have a go at writing 3 sentences like Rat has using the words 'and' and 'but' to join two parts of the sentence. For example I might write - I really like chocolate but I love cake even more! 

You could write about your favourite foods using the list, and maybe some of your least favourite foods! You can use the template provided, or just write the sentences down on a piece of paper that you might have. 

Extra Challenge!! (only if you wish!)

If you would like an extra challenge today, why don't you try creating a menu for Rat thinking about all of the different foods he might like to eat! Here is a template you can copy or use.

**Extra PSHE Task**

Can you remember our scarf lessons with Harold the giraffe? Don’t worry if you can’t but, these are the lessons that we do in school each week about feelings, staying healthy in mind and body, friendships and more! The website we use has recently set up some home learning activities and they also post a daily diary from Harold! This diary is great for our year group, why don’t you have a look?

https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary

In these strange times it can be tricky to understand what is going on, why we have to stay home and how to keep our bodies and our minds healthy and active. This website maybe a useful resource, with little activities to do if you would like to explore here is the link:

https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/SCARF-home-learning-plans-set-1

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning Butterflies! Welcome back after the weekend! I hope you all had a chance to rest and enjoy the time off from home learning. Over the weekend I did some more fence painting, tidied up Alice and Bobby's messy playroom and went for a walk.

Do you remember last week I posted about my three sunflowers that I planted with Alice and Bobby during Easter? Well here is a picture of them today:

As you can see, they have all started growing! I have been keeping a little sunflower diary and taking measurements with my ruler to see how much they are growing each day! In case you are wondering what those little bits are, they are egg shells which I have sprinkled around the sunflowers to stop the slugs from eating them! What things do you think a sunflower needs to grow? If you would like to research this have a look at this website:

http://www.greatgrubclub.com/grow-a-sunflower#.XqLHF2hKjIV

There are lots of different ideas for growing on here too, why don’t you try some at home? Our class sunflowers have also strated to grow over the weekend and the first one to sprout was...

              BM (I can't post names but see if you can work out who from their intials!)

Here is your home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths and this week will start where we left off with capacity! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Week 2 (Not Summer - Week 1)
  • You will see Lesson 1 Compare capacity. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity. Remember to check your answers at the end!

3. English Task 1 - Continue your weekly spelling practise by spending 15 minutes on Spelling Frame  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ practising Spelling Rule 16 ‘oe’ (Group 1)or Spelling Rule 24 ‘igh’ (Groups 2-5). You will have until Thursday to practise these. Remember you can practise by playing the games!

4. English Task 2 -  Learning Objective - To use adjectives in sentences. 

Success Criteria - Finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, adjectives. 

Activity - Sit back, relax and watch this video of 'The House that Jack Built' by Simms Tabac. Pause it at 4.40 - Who do you think the mystery guest will be?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYymDq0muDI

**Extra Challenge**

Can you draw your own version of Jack's House? What will it look like? Make it as unusual as you can!!

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Friday! Well done for completing your first week of home learning of our new term! I found a fun dinosaur game on BBC Bitesize that links with our dinosaur topic! Bobby and I had a little go and there is lots to explore about the different types of dinosaurs and experiments to carry out where you can earn dino sticker rewards! If you want to have a go here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/education-ivor-dinosaur-discovery?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fznc3y9q

*** Special News from MG***

I received a lovely email yesterday to say that MG has completed a challenge with her brother and raised £200!! So I would like to say a BIG well done and share what she has achieved at home in these difficult times. MG and her brother set a challenge to do 26 activities, 26 times! They chose 26 because that is the length of a marath0n. The activities included things like: spins, swings, jumps, hops, skips, seat drops, squats, runs, cartwheels, forward rolls, slides down a slide and lots more, and they finished with 26 high fives! She said it was a little tiring to do but very fun too. She has raised the money for a charity that helps little children who are young carers for their parents who are ill. What a wonderful piece of news for our class, well done, we are all really proud of you!

Here is your home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- Our daily maths tasks will now be set from a website called White Rose and this week will focus on capacity! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Week 1 (Not Summer - Week 1)
  • You will see Lesson 5 Measure capacity. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity. Remember to check your answers at the end!

3. English Task 1 - Continue your weekly spelling practise by spending 15 minutes on Spelling Frame  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ practising Spelling Rule 16 ‘oe’ (Group 1)or Spelling Rule 24 ‘igh’ (Groups 2-5). You will have until Thursday to practise these. Remember you can practise by playing the games!

4. English Task 2Learning Objective - To write a letter.

Success Criteria - Remember the layout for a letter, include to/dear and from, full stops, finger spaces, capital letters. You could try using question marks and exclamation marks too.

Activity - If you feel you need to, re-watch the videos from yesterday. 

Read the letter below from the lion to the bear....

Do you think the letter is easy to read? Think back to when we've written letters before....Do you think he has set it out properly? 

Now read this letter......

Do you think this one looks better? Why? Does it look like letters you have seen before?

Now I'd like you to have a go at writing your own letter back to bear saying what happened to him. Make sure you lay the letter out correctly like in the second picture and don't forget those important capital letters and full stops! 

You could even make your own stamp and pop it in an envelope ready for when we come back to school to show me! 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good Morning Butterflies! The weather has been glorious these last few days and I have been out walking with my family. We have all enjoyed spotting rainbows, teddy bears and other art work that people have been putting in their windows. I have been following the Dorset Art Spy Facebook page and the theme at the moment is: ‘Things that fly’ and they have given ideas such as: birds, insects, pterodactyls, hot air balloons and superheroes! Perhaps if you are feeling arty you could make something for your windows at home? Alice and I made a butterfly each using paint but, you could use collage materials or felt pens! Hopefully I will be able to spot some on my village walks!!

           

I have received three more emails with some lovely work! They shared their rhyming poems with me and it was lovely to hear from children in our class. I also heard about children growing their own sunflowers! Remember the email address is at the top of this page if you want to share anything with me and I shall look forward to hearing from more of you!

Here is a close up of the sunflowers so you can try to spot your name!

Here is our home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do and link to the task 2 area of learning, measurement.

2. Maths Task 2- Our daily maths tasks will now be set from a website called White Rose and this week will focus on capacity! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Week 1 (Not Summer - Week 1)
  • You will see Lesson 4 Introduce capacity and volume. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity. Remember to check your answers at the end!

3. English Task 1 – Today I would like you to take your test for Spelling Rule 15 ‘oa’ or Spelling Rule 6 ‘ee’ depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. If you need to, spend a little time practising before you sit the test and when you are ready you can complete your test. Good luck! Let’s hope we will have lots of super star spellers this week! New words will be ready for you tomorrow.

4. English Task 2Learning Objective - To compare stories

Success Criteria  - watch both stories, look for similarities, look for differences, 

Activity - Today I would like to watch the video of We're Going on a Bear Hunt again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds&t=102s

Once you have watched this, I would like you to watch another video - this time of We're Going on a Lion Hunt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECYiUsppM14&t=76s

Think about which things are the same in each story and which are different. Try and answer the questions below as best as you can! 

 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Hello Butterfly class! I have received my first email from Megan! She sent me a lovely picture and some writing that she has done and it was great to hear from her. Remember you can email me with your work at the address above if you want to!

I have been thinking about the sunflowers ever since I posted them on here yesterday and I decided that as I can’t see any of you, as we would normally, I thought it would be a good idea to plant a sunflower for each of you! I have planted 30 seeds and labelled them all with your names. Now we can watch them grow together as I am sure all of you are growing and changing each day! Let’s see which sunflower is the first to start growing! I wonder which sunflowers will be the tallest? I will post regular updates on all of your sunflowers and hopefully when we are all together again you can take your sunflower home!

Here they are... 

 

 

 

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- Our daily maths tasks will now be set from a website called White Rose and this week will focus on weight! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Week 1 (Not Summer - Week 1)
  • You will see Lesson 3 – Comparing Mass. This is today’s lesson.
  • Have a go at the activity and check your answers at the end!

3. English Task 1 - Continue your weekly spelling practise by spending 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 15 ‘oa’ or Spelling Rule 6 ‘ee’ depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. You will have until Thursday to practise these. Remember you can practise by playing the games!

English Task 2 - 

Learning Objective - To retell a story.

Success Criteria - Think of key events, use adjectives (describing words), think of the beginning, middle and end. 

Activity - Today I'd like you to watch the video below of We're Going on a Bear Hunt - a story we all know and love! You can join in with it too if you like. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds&t=102s

Now I'd like you to have a go at retelling the story by drawing a story map. Think carefully about what happens at the beginning, middle and end. Can you label your parts of the story with words or phrases like 'grass' 'thick mud' 'deep, dark cave'. 

Look at my example to help you remember how to draw a story map.

* Extra Activity *

If you were going on a real bear hunt, what useful things would you take with you in a rucksack? Draw three things that you would take! 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning Butterflies! I hope that you are getting back into the swing of things with home learning? I am getting back into home learning with Alice and Bobby too. Over the Easter break I planted three sunflower seeds with Alice and Bobby. Each day we have been watering them and we can't wait to see them start to sprout! We planted them on 11.04.20 and there has been nothing yet, so it should be coming up any day now!! I have taken a picture of what they look like today and will update you as they start to grow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is our home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- Our daily maths tasks will now be set from a website called White Rose and this week will focus on weight! I hope you enjoyed the White Rose video from yesterday and had a chance to have a go at the activity, it is on to lesson 2 of weight today!

  • Just watching the video is great! However, if you are ready please click on Get the Activity. This will download a worksheet to complete. You can either print this to complete or you can just discuss with an adult.

  •  Finally, click on Get the Answers to check how you did!

3. English Task 1 - Continue your weekly spelling practise by spending 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 15 ‘oa’ or Spelling Rule 6 ‘ee’ depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. You will have until Thursday to practise these. Remember you can practise by playing the games!

4. English Task 2 - Today we are going to look at some more poetry! What did you notice about the poem that you read yesterday? Was it different to a normal story?

Learning Objective - To write my own rhyming poem.

Success Criteria - Find words with the same sounds at the end, think of other words that have the sounds at the end, remember the rhyming word goes at the end of the sentence. 

Activity - Read the rhyming poem below. 

Can you write down all of the rhyming words that you can see in the poem? Can you think of any more to rhyme with?

Next I'd like you to choose your own animal and try to write your own poem about the animal! Remember that the rhyming word goes at the end of each line. You could have a go at drawing the animal too. 

Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back!! I hope you have had a lovely Easter break with your families at home and had a chance to enjoy the lovely weather! I wish we could all have a chat on the carpet about our Easter holidays like we usually do but as we can't here is what I got up to... I have been painting my fence in the garden, going for long walks around the village and baking Easter nests. Mr Stokes built a tree house and I have enjoyed reading books in the sunshine and having lots of fun with Alice and Bobby in the garden. While we were on the Easter break, the trees in my garden started to blossom so I took a picture for you as that is a real sign of spring!

This is my favourite tree in the garden and it is a blossoming cherry tree. There are lots of these trees around the village, look out for them and see if you can spot one! They have wonderful pink blossom but, it only lasts for a few weeks so all the blossom will be gone soon.

Here are the home learning tasks for today. We will continue to set mathletics and a Maths activtiy as well as spelling frame and an English activity. Remember, you can do as much of these activities as you want to and are not expected to complete everything.

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- Our daily maths tasks will now be set from a website called White Rose and this week will focus on weight! 

  • First, watch the video – you will need to have your sound turned on!

  • Just watching the video is great! However, if you are ready please click on Get the Activity. This will download a worksheet to complete. You can either print this to complete or you can just discuss with an adult.

  •  Finally, click on Get the Answers to check how you did!

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 15 ‘oa’ or Spelling Rule 6 ‘ee’ depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. You will have until Thursday to practise these.

4. English Task 2

Learning Objective - To explore poetry.

Success Criteria - Use prediction skills, find rhyming words, look at the way it is written.

Activity - Read the following poem (ask a grown up to help you) 

Now I'd like to you think about what might happen next? How will Dad get out of the tree? Will someone have to go up and rescue him?

On a piece of paper, draw a picture of what you think happens now that Dad is stuck in the tree.

Next, try and write some sentences under your picture. Remember to use capital letters and full stops! 

** Extra Activity (for fun!) **

Write down or draw some funny things that have happened to you and your family! Maybe there have been some funny things happening whilst we have been at home. 

lj               **Easter Holidays**          

We won’t be setting home learning over the Easter holidays. However, we have created some fun activities you could complete in the holiday. You can download it at the bottom of this page. Home learning from the last two weeks will still remain on the class page, should you wish to access it. 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Happy Friday! Another week of home learning is almost complete. I hope you have enjoyed your week at home and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Here is a picture of me in case you can’t remember what I look like! I am giving you all a thumbs up to say well done for all your hard work over the last two weeks!

Today is our last day of home learning before the Easter break! I would like to wish you all a happy Easter and hope that you enjoy the time with your families. I know that this Easter will be different from all of the other Easters you have had before, but it is still a great time of year to do arts and craft activities, baking or make an Easter egg hunt in your house and garden! I hope you have fun, relax and stay safe. I will be back posting in two weeks! 

Here are our learning tasks for today:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!
  2. Maths Task 2-  We have another number based task to do today. This one involves you choosing a number that falls between two given numbers. There is more than one correct answer for these questions and for the challenge at the bottom you need to think of five different possibilities! Remember if you need any help with the maths tasks you can use a number line or 100 square using these links: 

          https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  (100 square)

          https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/number-line (Number line)

3. English Task 1- Did you manage to write your letter yesterday? I hope it went well - if you are unsure, remember you can check with a grown up or an older brother or sister at home! 

Learning Objective - To write facts

Success Criteria - Include a title, headings, key facts.

Activity - Today for the time capsule we would like you to write facts about yourself at the moment. This is something you will be able to look at in years to come when you open your time capsule! 

Look at the example below to get some ideas for the facts you might like to write - don't forget to change the details to be about you though as you don't want to be writing about me do you!! 

Maybe you could get someone to take a photo of you now as well or you could draw a picture of yourself to add to your facts if this is easier. 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning Butterflies! I hope you had a good night’s sleep and hope that you are feeling relaxed and ready for another day! I wish we could all be together to continue our learning in class but I am still thinking of you all each day and hopefully we will be back in Butterfly class soon!

As we would normally have our PE slot today I thought it might be nice if you had a go at some cosmic yoga! This will help you to feel calm and relaxed in these strange times! You could even get your family to join in and do it with you!

Here is the link if you want to give it try: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cosmic+yoga

Our learning activities for today are below.

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!
  2. Maths Task 2-  Our task today involves making two digit numbers from the number cards given. You need to make three different two digit numbers and then circle the biggest number! There is an challenge if you want to do a little extra today.

  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 13 ‘oo’ or Spelling Rule 4 ‘ay’ depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Today is the last day for you to practise these words and they will change tomorrow. When you have practised and you are feeling confident have a go at the test! Lets hope we have lots of super star spellers! New words will be ready for you to practise from Friday!

4. English Task 2 - For the rest of this week we would like you to make a Time Capsule, a little like we did on our transition from Reception up to Year 1. Do you remember we made birthday cards, dragonfly and butterfly pictures and wrote wishes down and put them inside a box? Well as we believe this time will be a very memorable time in history (maybe even something you will tell your own children about when you're older!) we would like you to make your own time capsule. 

The first step will be to write a letter to yourself in the future - which we will do today! 

Learning Objective - To write a letter.

Success Criteria - Write in the first person, remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Activity - Write a letter to yourself to open in the future when you are much older. In the letter you could include the following:

*What is happening at the moment - why are we not at school?

*How you are feeling.

*What you have been doing since you have not been at school. 

*What you would like to be when you are older and all of this is over.

*Write 5 things you would like to do when you are an adult.

Remember to start the letter with To......or Dear....... and end it with From........

Once you have written your letter, keep it somewhere safe until tomorrow! 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Happy 1st of April Butterflies! We are now in the fourth month of the year and should be seeing more signs of spring now so keep a look out if you are out for a walk! Now we are having nicer weather, I am able to put my guinea pigs out in the garden everyday which they love because they get to munch on the grass all day long! They are our own little lawn mowers! Yesterday I asked you to think about what type of animal Wesley was and the answer is… a mammal! Well done if you worked that out or did some animal research yesterday! Here are my guinea pigs… Polly and Ada…

          

They are herbivores. Can you remember what that word means? Herbivores don’t eat any meat they only eat plants and vegetables. As you can see from the picture, Ada is tucking into her spinach! Can you think of any other animals that are herbivores? Perhaps you could research some on the internet today!

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set extra number based tasks, so there are more activities to do today. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- Today we have a number task for you based on partitioning (breaking apart) numbers into tens and ones. This sheet has set out how you partition each number using the part whole model that we use in class. If you want to make this easier you can choose simpler numbers with less tens or you could make it harder by trying to partition even larger numbers!

der by trying to partition even larger numbers!

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 13 'oo' or Spelling Rule 4 'ay' depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Remember your test will be tomorrow so make sure you get in a good practise of these words today. Why not try the 'Spelling Minigolf' game today to help you practice?

4. English Task 2- 

Learning Objective - To learn and spell the days of the week

Success Criteria - Say the days in order, Think about spelling rules and patterns, Think about how many days are in the week.

Activity - Today we would like you to revisit learning, ordering and spelling the days of the week. This is something we did in class a while ago so you might be able to remember some of this from before! 

Click the the link below which will take you to the BBC bitesize website. Here you can watch a video about the days of the week and complete three different interactive activities! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/ztjg39q

Once you have finished this, can you spot the mistakes I have made when spelling the days of the week? Can you correct them by writing them out again? 

Mundai               Toosday                 Wednezdai               Thirsday               Frighday             Saterday              Sundai

Has anyone been able to complete many of their ideas and activities that they put on their plan from last week?! Did you spell the days correctly at the top? Check to see!