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Home Learning March 2020

Here are all the home learning tasks for March 2020:

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hello Butterflies! Here is my cat Wesley...

He has been enjoying having us all at home with him in the day! Although, he has had to adjust to lots more noise and is having to find different places to nap! Remember our science lessons on animals? We did some work on different types of animals such as: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish). I wonder whether you can work out what type of animal my cat Wesley is? Do you have a different pet at home? Perhaps you could research your own pets or favourite animals to find out what type of animal they are!

Here are the home learning tasks for today, hope you enjoy them! Please remember these daily tasks are just suggestions of activities that you can do during your time at home. There is no expectation to hand in any of the work you have completed during this time, unless you would like to. If you want me to look at anything you have done at home just collect the work together and bring it into school when we return. I understand how tricky it can be to manage trying to get your children to complete home learning tasks as well as your own work commitments so please do not worry about doing every task, just do what your child is able and happy to do, when you have the time. Thank you for all your hardwork so far and remember to take regular breaks!

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- To carry on with our money work I have found two sheets for you to have a go at. They are purses with coins in and you have to work out how much money is in each purse! Each purse only has 10p and 1p coins in, so use your knowledge of counting in tens to help you work out the amounts quicker! There is also an extra word problem challenge on the second sheet for you to have a go at too!

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/. You will have until Thursday to practise and take your test. Why not try the 'Spelling Fishing' game today to help you practice?

4. English Task 2 

Learning Objective - To identify real words and nonsense words. 

Success Criteria - Look for special friends (digraphs) and split sounds, Fred talk each word, Blend back together, Is there a meaning for the word?

Activity - Look at the words below. Can you read them and decide if they are real words or nonsense words? Write them down into two groups. 

joil chip righ chockin
play plood grint spoil
brown theest clear plaw
clue spunch draw spike

Can you make up your own funny names for these aliens using the following sounds in their names? 

aw                  ie                     ay                   ee

Monday 30th March 2020

Welcome back after the weekend! I hope you enjoyed a little break from your home learning and were able to relax and play. I had a lovely weekend with Alice and Bobby, we made a den in the garden and did some baking! Now that it is Monday again I have some more activities for you to have a go at if you can.

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- I have found another little game for you to try. This game links to our recent work on money and recognising the different coins. You will need a few coins to play the game, so you may need to look in your piggy bank, ask an adult to borrow some or you could use plastic toy money if you have it! Here are the game instructions:

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/. You will have until Thursday to practise and take your test. Why not try the 'Bullseye Spelling' game today to help you practice?

4. English Task 2 - Choose a favourite book from home. 

Learning Objective - To write a book review.

Success Criteria - Use of present tense, Writing in first person (I, me, myself), Capital letters, Full stops.

Activity - Read your favourite book with an adult or alone, whichever you prefer. Can you write a review about the book? Use the questions below to help you!

What is the title of the book?

Who is the author of the book?​​​​​

Is the book fiction or non-fiction?

What is the book about?

Which characters are in the book?

Why do you like the book? 

What is your favourite part of the book?

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Well done Butterfly class for all your hard work in our first week of home learning! You would normally have Mrs Lewis today and I know she is missing her Fridays with you already! For today we have new spellings to learn and a maths game to play! I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy getting out into the sunshine if you can.

**Fun Art Activity**

I don't know if you have heard of 'Dorset Art Spy'? It used to be a site about hiding books for children to find but they have temporarily changed the name and decided to look for artwork that has been put up in people's windows. Each week has a theme and last week was rainbows, Alice put one up in our playroom and just from my house I can see three different rainbows! From this weekend the theme is changing to friends and friendship. I have had a think and here are some of my ideas but, I think you could come up with lots of lovely ideas of your own around the theme of friendship. Why don't you have a go and see who finds your artwork of their walks around the village?

                        

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- I have found a number game for you to play today and you can play with your family. You can make the game easier by choosing a number below 20 or harder by choosing a number above 20. See the picture below for the game instructions:

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 13 'oo' or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Today we have moved on to a new spelling rule and you will have until Thursday to practise and take your test! Alice loves practising using the bowling game on Spelling Frame, so if you haven't tried this game give it a go- it is really fun!

4. English Task 2-  I hope you enjoyed the rhyming challenge yesterday. Today I would like you to try and think ahead of next week and some of the activities that you would like to do to keep busy and active at home.

Learning Objective - To write a plan

Success criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, writing in future tense. 

Activity - Create a plan of things that you would like to do and achieve next week. You could write down each day and then some ideas of things that you would like to do. See my example below if you are stuck for ideas! Then you can use this as something to look forward to 🙂 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Morning Butterfly class! I miss seeing you all everyday but, hope you are enjoying your time in the sunshine and managing to do the home learning tasks too! Today we are adding an extra maths task which we will try to keep as fun as possible! Remember to enjoy some time outside too while the weather is so lovely!

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- To follow on from our recent work on money, here is a toy shop activity for you to have a go at. Remember to record your pence for each new price! You could even make your own toy shop at home and practise writing your own amounts of money on homemade price tags!

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 12 ‘ur’ or Year 1 words 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- As you can see I have been keeping myself busy by reading Tabby McTat written by Julia Donaldson! Have you read the story before? Maybe some of you have it at home!

Your task today is to spot as many rhyming words as you possibly can from the pages below......I found 7, can you find anymore? Can you write them down?

Can you look through other storybooks you may have at home and find as many rhyming words as you can in them? What do you notice about the rhyming words? Is there a pattern?

          

      

**Extra Exercise!**

As we would normally have PE on a Thursday, here are some fun Disney themed activities to explore if you have the time. Alice and I enjoyed trying the Frozen activity! I hope you enjoy them too!

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

Wednesday 25th March 2020

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set number based tasks. 

2. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 12 ‘ur’ or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/

3. English Task 2 -

Learning Objective - To write a short story.

Success Criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, adjectives.

Activity -  Can you write a short story about going on your own magic bubble? Where would you go? What would you see? Who would you meet? 

Can you add in adjectives (describing words) to describe what you see and what the people look like that you meet?

Read your story to a grown up and see if they can come up with their own story!! 

 

** Challenge activity today! **

Click the following link https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams to watch the animals live in Edinburgh Zoo!! My favourite is the panda - if you are lucky, you might even see them munching on some bamboo. 

You can also read some interesting facts underneath each webcam for the different animals. How many facts can you find out?! Maybe you could write some of them down! 

Enjoy your day and remember that we are all in this together and will be able to share so many exciting stories when we see each other again! 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set number based tasks. 

2. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 12 ‘ur’ or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/

3. English Task 2 - watch the film: https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html again.

Learning Objective - To create a setting description

Success Criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, the word 'and', adjectives.

Activity - Play ‘vocabulary ping pong’ word association game with an adult. The adult calls out a word and you try to say as many words as possible linked to the topic.

Suggested topics: beach, weather, sea, boats. 

Look at the pictures below:

  

Can you write sentences describing what you can see in one of the pictures? Look for as many things to include in your writing and try to see if you can use any adjectives. I have written some ideas below!

sandy       rocky        beautiful        golden        blue        choppy        shallow         calm        smooth

The water at the beach is calm and bright blue. The golden sand is beautiful and smooth. 

** Challenge activity for today! **

As the weather is so lovely outside, make the most of it by going outdoors and creating a piece of land art, just like we did at school a few weeks ago! You can tell your grown up about Andy Goldsworthy and how we used his artwork as our inspiration. 

Collect as many different natural items as you can such as leaves, flowers, sticks, grass, stones and more!

Monday 23rd March 2020

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set number based tasks. 

2. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 12 ‘ur’ or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/ 

3. English Task 2 - Watch the following film: https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

Learning objective - To create sentences using the word 'and'. 

Success Criteria (what to remember to use) - Full stops, finger spaces, capital letters, the word 'and'.

Activity - Think about a time you have been to the beach. Can you describe the beach? How did it look? What was there? Write down what you can see, hear, touch, smell and taste at the beach using the word 'and' in your sentences. 

For example - At the beach I can see seagulls and I can hear the waves crashing.