Nether Kellet Primary School
Nether Kellet Primary School

Chestnut Class

Remote Learning for Chestnut Class

The following activities are designed to be used if your child needs to isolate,  cannot attend school and needs access to remote learning.

 

  Maths English
Every Day 5 mins working on current targets from Maths learning journey. 5 mins reading to an adult.

 

Monday 1st March

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths

LI: I can use a ruler to measure.
Video
Activity: Measure objects from around the house using a ruler. (A ruler will be included in the home learning packs).

LI: I can add.
Addition Revision
This video will remind children about the strategies taught earlier in the year for addition.
Video
Addition Sheet 1   
Addition Sheet 2   
Addition Sheet 3      
(30 mins should be spent on this work. No need to complete all 3 sheets but take as many as you need. Only one has been included in work packs but feel free to copy out the questions from another sheet if you need more questions.)

English

LI: I can enjoy stories by a well known author.
Watch and listen to the story How to Catch a Star? By Oliver Jeffers up to 3:40 mins.
Video                                           
Can you remember all the different attempts the boy has tried to catch a star? Can you remember why each one hasn’t worked?
Activity: Imagine you are the boy in the story. Your task is to write a letter to an astronomer (someone who studies stars and space) asking them for help to catch a star. Include all the things you have tried so far and why each one hasn’t worked. Use the joining word ‘but’ to help you join the parts of the sentence. For example: I tried to jump up and grab a star but it was too high.
You can use the letter template below which has the start of the letter if you like. The other document is some useful sentence starters that might help you.
Letter Template                                  Sentence Starter Ideas
When you’ve finished your letter watch the rest of the story to see if the boy managed to catch a star.

Phonics / Spelling

LI: I can read words with the alternative pronunciation of ow.
Video

LI: I can investigate words with the wr spelling pattern.
Word Search
Other

R.E.
LI: I can explore how religions teach values through stories.
Video
Watch the video and discuss how these stories teach Muslims the importance of looking after animals/creation because these things are made by God.
Discuss examples of times when people do not look after animals. (Eg Cruella DeVille in 101 Dalamtions).
Investigate ways we can look after animals and make a poster to show your ideas. This could be animals at home eg how to look after a pet dog, or you could research endangered animals and find out how organisations are trying to protect them.

Tuesday 2nd March

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths

LI: I can use a ruler to measure.
Video
Worksheet

LI: I can subtract.
Subtraction Revision
This video will remind children about the strategies taught earlier in the year for subtraction.
Video
Subtraction Sheet 1
Subtraction Sheet 2
Subtraction Sheet 3
(30 mins should be spent on this work. No need to complete all 3 sheets but take as many as you need. Only one has been included in work packs but feel free to copy out the questions from another sheet if you need more questions.)

English

LI: I can enjoy stories by a well known author.
Watch and listen to Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers.
Video    (Note: this version contains some American spellings).

Who do you think Oliver Jeffers wrote this book for? Why do you think he wrote the book? (He wrote it for his baby son to help him make sense of the world).
It is full of key advice. Listen to the clip again and pause at key points to make a note of the advice Oliver Jeffers gives throughout the book, e.g. You have a body. Look after it, as most bits don’t grow back.
Do you agree with the advice he gives? Can you think of any other advice you would like to add?

Using the template below, complete the poster. In the bubbles, write down the advice that Oliver Jeffers gives. Colour and decorate your poster to make it as attractive as possible.
Display your poster in your house – somewhere where everyone can see!
Poster Template

Phonics / Spelling

LI: I can read words with the alternative pronunciation of ow.
(Eg ow and in cow and ow as in low)
Worksheet

 

LI: I can investigate words with the wr spelling pattern.
Look at the words on the poster and make sure you can read them. On the worksheet, rearrange the letters to spell the ‘wr’ word.
Poster   Worksheet (incl answers)
Other

P.E.
Choose from Cosmic Yoga or Joe Wicks.
If you’re feeling energetic, why not try a few bits from each!

Wednesday 3rd March

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths

LI: I can solve addition problems about length.
Video
Worksheet

LI: I can multiply.
Multiplication Revision
Please spend 20 mins on tt rockstars first.
Then solve the calculations and use the key to colour in the boxes to reveal an emoji.
Multiplication Revision Sheet

English

LI: I can enjoy stories by a well known author.
Listen to The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Video
It is quite a long story so you may just want to listen to half of it to get the idea and watch the rest at the end.

Activity:
Imagine you are another item in Duncan’s pencil case, e.g. a ruler, pencil sharpener, highlighter pen, biro. Write a postcard to Duncan to add to the collection sent to him.
Your postcard should be in the same style as the other postcards from the story.
Think about:
What job did you originally have in the pencil case?
Did you enjoy your job?
Might you have any memorable stories to remind Duncan of?
What has happened to you since you were last with Duncan? Have you been travelling to any exciting places?
What might you like to ask Duncan now?
Rehearse each sentence out loud before you write to check it makes sense. Keep reading your work as you write to check for spelling and punctuation too.

Phonics / Spelling

LI: I can read words with the alternative pronunciation of er.

LI: I can read words with the 2 different pronunciations of the ‘er’ grapheme.
Video
Game

LI: I can investigate words ending with ‘le’.

Use the handwriting sheet below to practise spelling the words which end with ‘le’.
Handwriting -le words
Other

Science
LI: I can investigate seasons and weather.
Video
Follow up activity:
Choose a season and record yourself making a weather forecast. The resources below may help you.
Weather Cards                        Maps

Thursday 4th March

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths

LI: I can solve subtraction problems about length.
Video
Worksheet

LI: I can divide.
Division Revision
Please spend 20 mins on tt rockstars first.
Then choose 2 of the pages from the worksheets below. Solve the calculations and use the key to colour in the boxes.
Worksheets – 4 pages
English

LI: I can enjoy stories by a well known author.
Watch and listen to the story Stuck:      Video

Make a list of all the things Floyd threw into the tree that got stuck. Look back/listen again to check. Today you are going to plan your own version of Stuck. Use the questions on the planning sheet to guide your thinking. Then complete the story map with pictures and say your story out loud.
Planning Sheet                  Story Map

Phonics / Spelling

LI: I can read words with the alternative pronunciation of er.
Dice Game 
If you play on your own you will need one board. If you play with others, each person will need their own board. Take turns to roll a dice and read the word then tick it or colour it. The first person to get to the end of a row wins. (If you don’t have a dice, write the numbers 1-6 on bits of paper, fold them up and put them in a bowl.)

LI: I can investigate words with the le spelling pattern.
Activity Sheet
Look at the poster and make sure that you can read all of the words.
Follow the instructions on the ‘Activity Sheet’ using the spinner on p2.
Other

Geography
LI: I can make and use a map.
Watch the video and complete the challenges.
Video And Challenges
Make your own map: Make a map of a special place or a place you know well. Or you could use your imagination to draw a map of a place from a story you may have read or heard.

Friday 5th March

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can solve mixed problems about length.
The following problems will need to be read to the children. Please encourage your child to draw a picture to represent the question visually. This will help them understand the problem better.
Worksheet

LI: I can solve mixed operations problems with length.
Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2

English

LI: I can enjoy stories by a well known author.
Watch the story from yesterday again.            Video – Stuck

Today you will be using your planning ideas from yesterday to write your own version  of this story.
You may choose to use some of Oliver Jeffers’ sentence starters and ideas, for example:
It all began when …
The trouble REALLY began when …
In order to knock down …
You could also use or make comments as he does too, e.g. This was getting ridiculous!
Unbelievably, that got stuck too!
I’m sure you can guess what happened!
Write your story, checking each sentence as you write. Keep going back and reading your story out loud to check you are happy with it.

Phonics / Spelling

LI: I can read words with the alternative pronunciation of er.
Words To Sort
Cut up the ‘words to sort’. Arrange them into the 2 different pronunciations of ‘er’.

LI: I can use the homophones here and hear correctly.
Information And Questions
Read through the first pages of information then write out the sentences on the final page. Choose the the correct spelling (here or hear) to complete the gaps.
Other PSHE
LI: I can find out about keeping my teeth healthy.
Video
After watching the video discuss how adult teeth need to be looked after, as new teeth will not grow back once we have our adult teeth. 
Using the sheet below, colour code the teeth to show where you have wobbly teeth, baby teeth or adult teeth. 
Teeth Activity Sheet

If you would like extra activities, have a look at the resources below.

Mixed Activity Book

Click here for a free mixed activity booklet with a range of activities. Chestnut Class should use the KS1 booklet. There is also an answer book on the same page!

Last week’s lessons are below if you still need them:

Learning From Previous Weeks

Monday 18th January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can make and use doubles.
Video
Doubles Game
To play the game: Roll a dice, work out the double and colour it in. (Eg if you roll a 3, colour in 6). If there are none left of your double you miss that go. The winner is the person with the most coloured in at the end.
LI: I can use my 2, 5 and 10 x tables.
Easier Activity
Easier Answers
Harder Activity
Harder Answers
The number in the middle of the wheel shows the x tables. The next ring out shows what to multiply by / how many groups. The outer ring is for the answer / how many altogether.
English LI: I can investigate how a character feels in a story.

You will need your story map that you made last week.
Video
Worksheet
Phonics / Spelling LI: Investigate different ways to spell the ee sound.
Video
LI: Investigate words that end with the /j/ sound spelt as ‘ge’ or ‘dge’.
Video
Using the worksheet below read the words and sort them into the correct column of the chart.
Worksheet
Other History:
LI: I can find out how London began.
Video
Question Sheet
The question sheet refers to questions that are asked during the video. It is fine to complete answers after they are shown if your child isn’t sure – it’s not a test! It may be a little tricky for Year 1s but Year 2 children should be able to give it a go.

Tuesday 19th January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can make equal groups by sharing.
Video
Game
Worksheet
Answers
LI: I can make equal groups by sharing. (Part 1)
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can explore how writers create interesting characters.

You might find it helpful to have the monkey outline from last Wednesday’s lesson but don’t worry if not.
Video
Reading Extract
Speech and Thoughts Worksheet
Phonics / Spelling LI: Investigate different ways to spell the ee sound.
Read the words on the word sheet. Cut them up and stick them into the correct section of the sorting grid.
Word Sheet
Sorting Grid
LI: Investigate words that end with the /j/ sound spelt as ‘ge’ or ‘dge’.
Video
Worksheet
Other P.E.
Choose some of Mrs Hunter-Dale’s P.E. challenges here and have a go at home! You could choose different challenges to last week or you could try to beat the scores from last week.

Wednesday 20th January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can make and use doubles.
Song
Worksheet
Answers
LI: I can make equal groups by sharing. (Part 2)
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can develop character in my story. (Part 1)
You will need your monkey outline from last week, your boxing up sheet from Monday and the speech and thought bubbles from yesterday.
Video
Please make sure that you have lined paper for today’s writing. Year 1 children should aim for a minimum of 2 high quality sentences, Year 2 children should aim for a minimum of 4.
Phonics / Spelling LI: Investigate different ways to spell the ee sound.
Read the sentences. Identify and underline or highlight all of the words with an ee sound, spelt in different ways.
Sentences
Game -Click on ‘Start’ then ‘Word Sort’.
LI: Investigate words that end with the /j/ sound spelt as ‘ge’ or ‘dge’.
Worksheet
Extension: Yo can add some of your own sentences if you like.
Other Science:
LI: I can investigate what materials objects are made from.
Video
Worksheet – You may wish to reduce the size before printing to save paper and ink.

 

Thursday 21st January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can make equal groups by grouping.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
LI: I can make equal groups by grouping. (Part 1)
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can develop character in my story. (Part 2)
You will need all of the work completed so far including your sentences from yesterday.
Video
Please make sure that you have lined paper for today’s writing. Year 1 children should aim for a minimum of 2 high quality sentences, Year 2 children should aim for a minimum of 4.
Phonics / Spelling LI: Investigate different ways to spell the ee sound.
Read the sentences from yesterday to your child and ask them to write them, thinking abut the different ways to spell the ee sound. Your child can mark their own work using the sheet once they have written them.
Sentences
LI: Investigate words that end with the /j/ sound spelt as ‘ge’ or ‘dge’.
dge wordsearch
Other P.S.H.E. (Personal, Social and Health Education)
Please speak to your child about he importance of sleep and how it is part of keeping us healthy. The prompt sheet below covers the main points that we would cover at school during this discussion. Super Sleep Prompt Sheet
Ask children to find out how much sleep young people need, from the NHS Live Well website.
Look at the picture of Harold the healthy giraffe’s bedtime routine on the worksheet below. Cut out the pictures then stick them in the correct order. Your child can draw additional activities and include these if they want to.
Super Sleep Activity Sheet

 

Friday 22nd January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can work out one more and one less.
Video
Worksheet
Hundred Square
LI: I can make equal groups by grouping. (Part 2)
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English Li: I can finish writing my character description. 
You will need all of the work completed so far including your sentences from Wednesday and yesterday.
Video
Phonics / Spelling LI: I can recognise high frequency words.
Play Dinosaur Eggs. You can choose the best level for your child or they can work through lots of levels. You will need volume on for this game.
LI: I can recognise and spell common exception words.
Any 2 pages from the Common Exception Words Activity Booklet
(We will do more pages from this same booklet every Friday so please keep it safe!) 
Other Art
Follow the step by step instructions on the video below to learn how to draw a cartoon monkey. You can add your picture to your wonderful writing from English!
Video

 

Monday 25th January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can find and use doubles.
Game – Select ‘Doubles’. Then select one of the first 3 levels, working with numbers up to 20.
LI: I can divide by 2.
Video
You can choose to play the game or complete the worksheet below, no need to do both. The instructions to play the game are on the document. It does need a bit of cutting up the questions beforehand. 
Game
Worksheet and Answers
English LI: I can listen to an explanation and map it out.
Video
Blank Explanation Map (not essential, can easily be drawn out).
Phonics / Spelling LI: I can use words with the ‘e’ sound spelt as ea. (eg head)
Video
LI: Investigate words with the /s/ sound spelt with a ‘c’.
Read the word cards, deciding if the c is a hard c as in cat or a soft c as in ice. Cut up the words and place them under the right heading.
Look at the words you have listed as ‘Soft c’. The letter c is always followed by one of 3 different letters. Can you see what they are?
(Answer: Soft c is always followed by e, i or y.)
Word Cards & Sorting Game
Other History:
LI: I can investigate how the Great Fire of  London began.
Video
Question Sheet

Tuesday 26th January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can identify odd and even numbers.
Video
Activity Sheet
LI: I can investigate odd and even numbers.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can tell an explanation from memory using my notes.
Video
Worksheet
Phonics / Spelling LI: I can use words with the ‘e’ sound spelt as ea. (eg head)
Play Bingo with ea words.
Use the bingo cards below. Note there are 2 cards on each page but each player only needs one card. 
Chop up the picture cards and fold them into a bowl. The reference sheet is just to make sure you know what word each picture represents.
Choose picture cards out of the bowl. If you have that word on your bingo card, cover it up. The winner is the first player to cover all of their words.
Picture Cards
Reference Sheet
Bingo Cards
LI: Investigate words with the /s/ sound spelt with a ‘c’.
Video
Crossword
Other Geography
LI: I can recognise and name some well known landmarks from around the UK.
Have a look at this website to find out about some famous landmarks around the UK.
Task – Make a model of one of the landmarks. Your model can be made from any materials, eg empty boxes or junk, play-do, lego etc.

 

Wednesday 27th January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can compare numbers to 50.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
LI: I can divide by 5.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can explore cause and effect.
Video
There is no requirement to do any writing for todays lesson as all of the cause and effect sentences can be done verbally. However, if your child would like to, feel free to write out any of your sentences that are generated during the lesson.
Phonics / Spelling LI: I can use different graphemes to spell the ‘oa’ sound. (Eg oe as in toe and ou as in shoulder)
Video
LI: Investigate words with the /s/ sound spelt with a ‘c’.
Activity
Other

P.E.
Follow the link below to a playlist of videos from Mrs Hunter-Dale. Please have a go at ‘Muscular Endurance’ , ‘Yoga’ and ‘Hand-Eye Coordination’. Photos to provide guidance for the yoga are included below.

P.E. Activities

 

Thursday 28th January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can order numbers to 50.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
Game (Set the number range as appropriate for your child.)
LI: I can divide by 10.
Video
You can choose to play the game or complete the worksheet below, no need to do both. The instructions to play the game are on the document. It does need a bit of cutting up the questions beforehand. 
Game
Worksheet and Answers
English LI: I can use subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, because). 
Video
Task: Write a sentence for each subordinating conjunction following the examples given in the video.
Yr 2 extension: Try swapping the word order around and investigate how ‘when’ and ‘if’ can be at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.
Phonics / Spelling LI: I can use different graphemes to spell the ‘oa’ sound.
Activity and Answers
LI: Investigate words with the /s/ sound spelt with a ‘c’.
Choose at least 5 different words that have a /s/ sound spelt with a soft c. Write a sentence for each word. Can you include more that one soft c word in each sentence? E.g. The mice were eating celery and rice!
Other Science
LI: I can describe properties of materials.
Video
Questions & Answers – You may wish to reduce the size before printing to save paper and ink.

Friday 29th January

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can count in 2s, 5s and 10s. 
Quiz
Game – Use the slider on the left hand side to set up steps of 2, 5 or 10. No need to go past the 10th multiple of each sequence.
You can also start on the 10th multiple and use the slider on the right hand side to practise counting back to 0.
LI: I can solve mixed division questions.
Game
Please also spend some time on ttrockstars this week. It works on multiplication and division facts at the appropriate level for your child. If you are not sure about log in details, just drop me an email and I will send them out to you.
English LI: I can develop my summarising skills.
Video
Texts to Summarise
This lesson is very much aimed at Year 2 level. If your child is in Year 1 or finds English tricky, feel free to adapt it. You could just focus on one aspect (eg gliding) rather than all 3. You could listen to the suggestions made in the video and just practise repeating those. Or you could try highlighting key information on the ‘Texts To Summarise’ document above. 
Phonics / Spelling LI: I can recognise and spell common exception words.
Any 2 pages from the Common Exception Words Activity Booklet.
(We will do more pages from this same booklet every Friday so please keep it safe!)
LI: I can recognise and spell common exception words.
Any 2 pages from the Common Exception Words Activity Booklet
(We will do more pages from this same booklet every Friday so please keep it safe!) 
Other Music
LI: I can recognise the difference between pulse and rhythm.
Video

Monday 1st February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can make a tally chart.
Video
Activity: Make a tally chart.
The video suggests various things you could make a tally chart about (eg vehicles that pass your window, favourite fruits etc). Use one of these suggestions or an idea of your own and make a tally chart. It is fine to make up some numbers if you don’t have many people to ask at home. Make sure that after 4 tally marks, the 5th is a strike through.
English LI: I can create my own fantasy flying creature and box up my ideas.
Video
Keep your boxing up plan safe – you will need it on Wednesday and Thursday.
Phonics LI: I can read words with the ‘igh’ sound spelt as y. (eg fly, cry)
Video
LI: I can spell words with the /n/ sound spelt in different ways. (kn, gn)
Read the story below. Identify and highlight the words with a kn or gn making the n sound. Make a list of words for each spelling.
Story
Other Art
LI: I can use collage.
Use collage technique to create an image of the flying creature you have created for your English work this week. (Eg flying unicorn, fairy or flying dragon)
When teaching collage we would be looking for the children to use a combination of materials (whatever you have available) that are cut, torn and glued. We would be encouraging them to consider the properties of the materials to create texture in the picture. This is an ideal opportunity to link to the Science work from last week describing properties of materials.
The video and ideas sheet below may be helpful but feel free to be creative!
Video
Ideas Sheet

 

Tuesday 2nd February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can make and use tally charts.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can identify features of a good explanation.
Video
No need to write the sentences when prompted to do so in the video. Instead, just use the sheet below and underline or highlight the features that you can see in the text. 
Identifying Features Text
Phonics LI: I can write words with the ‘igh’ sound spelt in different ways. (igh, ie, i-e, y)
Activity
LI: I can spell words with the /n/ sound spelt in different ways. (kn, gn)
Match the pictures to the words. 
Activity
Extension: Using a dictionaly, can you find any other words that begin with gn or kn?
Other Science
In this lesson, children will be investigating different materials and their properties. We will be exploring which materials float and which materials sink, while looking at their properties.
If you would like to take part in the experiment you will need a coin or small metal object, a cotton ball or pad, stones, a pencil and a bowl of water. Otherwise, you can watch the experiment on the video while observing the outcomes.
Video
Floating And Sinking Results Chart

 

Wednesday 3rd February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can draw pictograms.
Video
Activity: Draw a pictogram.
The video suggests various things you could make your pictogram about (eg go for a walk and record what you see, bananas eaten etc). Use one of these suggestions or an idea of your own and make a pictogram. It is fine to make up some numbers if you don’t have big enough numbers. Make sure that you include a key to show what each symbol in your pictogram represents.
English LI: I can start to write my own explanation.
Video
You will need the boxing up plan from Monday’s lesson.
Today you will write the introduction and the first section on flapping.
Phonics LI: I can read words with the ‘ee’ sound spelt as ie. (eg field, shield)
Video
LI: I can spell words with the /n/ sound spelt in different ways. (kn, gn)
Activity Sheet – kn
Activity Sheet – gn
Other P.E.
Join Joe Wicks with one of his school workouts here

 

Thursday 4th February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can draw pictograms.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can write my explanation text.
Use your plan from Monday and continue to write your explanation text following on from yesterday. You should have sections about flapping, gliding and steering.
When you read and check your writing, make sure you have included:
Technical Vocab
Cause and Effect
Subordinating Conjunctions (when, if)
Present tense
Phonics LI: I can sort words with the ie grapheme into different sounds. (ee sound as in field, I sound as in pie)
ie Sorting Game Word Cards
LI: I can spell words with the /n/ sound spelt in different ways. (kn, gn)
Sentence Challenge
Extension: Jumbled Words
Other D.T.
LI: I can design products that have an intended purpose and user.
Look at the examples of animal homes on the sheet below. Some are natural and some are man made. Design a home for your own flying creature (created during Monday’s English lesson). It will be man made but you can take ideas from the natural ones. Consider how your flying creature may need protection from predators and shelter from rain/wind.
We will be making these homes later this term so try to include details on your sketch design about materials you would like to use and how you will join parts together.
Animal Homes

 

Friday 5th February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can interpret pictograms.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can write up and publish my explanation text.
Read your explanation text from yesterday. ‘Publish’ it by either writing it up in your neatest writing or typing it on a computer. Include pictures or diagrams to illustrate your explanations in each section.
Phonics LI: I can recognise and spell common exception words.
Using the Common Exception Words Activity Booklet from last week, complete the next 2 pages.
(We will do more pages from this same booklet next Friday so please keep it safe!)
LI: I can recognise and spell common exception words.
Using the Common Exception Words Activity Booklet from last week, complete the next 2 pages.
(We will do more pages from this same booklet next Friday so please keep it safe!
Other Forest Schools
Create a home ( eg nest, den, burrow) for a wild animal to use. 

 

Monday 8th February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can draw pictograms where the symbol represents more than one item.
Video 1                Video 2
Worksheet
The worksheet specifically refers to Video 2. Year 1 children can just do page 1. Year 2 children should complete both pages.
English LI: I can use capital letters for days of the week and months of the year.
All of the words in the list on the activity sheet are proper nouns and should be written with a capital letter. Use the alphabet at the bottom of the page to help you write out all of the words correctly.
Activity Sheet
Song – More of a Maths resource really to help children learn months of the year but might be a nice way to finish this lesson.
LI: I can add the suffixes ful or less to the end of words.
Video
Activity Sheet Easier
Activity Sheet Harder
Answers
Extension Work
Phonics / Handwriting LI: I can explore words with alternative pronunciation of c.
Video
No need to write anything, just watch the video and join in when asked to repeat a sound or word. 
LI: I can join letters from the bottom with a diagonal join.
Watch the videos which show how to join letters with a bottom diagonal join.
Practise some either using the sheets provided or just on lined paper.
Video – Use the arrow at the side to see other examples of this join.
Other R.E.
LI: I can consider creation around us.

During this unit, we will be thinking about creation. The first lesson today just involves recognising the beauty of the world around us.
Discuss aspects of nature that you enjoy. You may wish to go on a nature walk and talk about things you see. 
The following video ‘Wonderful World’ may also spark a few ideas.
Look at the environment images on the sheet below. Sort into good and bad. As you do so, discuss questions raised.
Environment Images To Sort
Think about who is responsible for taking care of the world and why should we care.

 

Tuesday 9th February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can interpret pictograms where the symbol represents more than one item.
Video
Worksheet
Year 1 children can just do page 1. Year 2 children should complete both pages.
English LI: I can use capital letters for names of people and places.
Song
All of the words in the list on the activity sheet are proper nouns and should be written with a capital letter. Use the alphabet at the bottom of the page to help you write out all of the words correctly.
Activity Sheet
LI: I can use the suffixes ful or less at the end of words.

Wordsearch
Mini Quiz and Answers


Phonics / Handwriting LI: I can explore words with alternative pronunciation of g.
Video
No need to write anything, just watch the video and join in when asked to repeat a sound or word.
LI: I can join letters from the bottom to a c shape letter.
Watch the videos which show how to join letters with a bottom join to a c shaped letter – 2nd section down the page.
Practise some either using the sheets provided or just on lined paper.
Video – Use the arrow at the side to see other examples of this join.
Other Science
LI: I can investigate the properties of materials.
In this lesson, children will be learning about absorbency. We will test and compare the absorbency of a variety of household materials.
If you want to carry out the investigation, you will need: a sponge or cloth, plastic bag or cup, foil, cardboard or paper, cotton wool or tissue. If you do not have these materials, you can watch the experiment on the video while observing the outcomes.
Video
Absorbent or Waterproof Results Chart

 

Wednesday 10th February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can use a block diagram.
Video
Worksheet
Answers
English LI: I can use capital letters and full stops correctly.
Video
The sentences on the activity sheets below have lots of mistakes. Find the mistakes and underline them. Then write out each sentence correctly. 
Activity Sheet – Easier
Activity Sheet – Harder
LI: I can use an apostrophe for contractions.
The short videos below explain how we can use apostrophes to join two words together, for example I will becomes I’ll.
Video 1                Video 2
Activity Sheet
Once you have completed the sheet, write 4 sentences which use apostrophes for contraction.
Phonics / Handwriting LI: I can explore words with different pronunciations of c and g.
Play Acorn Adventures.
When you start you will need to select your graphemes from a list. Make sure that you select c then g.
LI: I can join letters from the bottom to an e shaped letter.
Watch the demo videos – 3rd section down the page.
Practise some either using the sheets provided or just on lined paper.
Video – Use the arrow at the side to see other examples of this join.
Other P.E.
Join in with some sporty activities from Mrs Hunter-Dale or Joe Wicks. If you’re feeling energetic, why not try a few bits from each!

 

Thursday 11th February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can use a block diagram.
Yr 1 Block Diagram Activity
Year 2 Block Diagram Activity
English LI: I can use capital letters and full stops correctly.
Song
Look at the pictures and choose names for the people. Write a sentence about each picture. Remember to use capital letters and full stops correctly.
Activity Sheet
LI: I can use an apostrophe for possession.
Video 1         Video 2
Complete sentences on the sheet below to describe the two wanted people. Your sentences should contain apostrophes for possession, for example: The man’s eye is covered by a patch.
Tip – It might help to colour the pictures first as this may help with the descriptions. 
Activity Sheet
Phonics / Handwriting LI: I can use a new way to make the /l/ sound using the grapheme ‘le’.
Video
No need to write anything, just watch the video and join in when asked to repeat a sound or word.
LI: I can join letters from the top to an e shaped letter.
Watch the demo videos – 4th section down the page (Cursive letter – top e joins).
Practise some either using the sheets provided or just on lined paper.
Video – Use the arrow at the side to see other examples of this join.
Other History
LI: I can find out more about the Great Fire Of London.

Listen to two characters give their accounts of the fire on the video below.
Video
Play this game to explore the events further.

 

Friday 12th February

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Maths LI: I can answer questions about statistics and data.
The document below has 8 different challenge cards, along with a page of answers at the end. Choose your favourites and try to answer all of the questions. Year 1 children should choose at least 2 cards. Year 2 children should choose at least 3 cards.
Statistics Challenge Cards
English LI: I can use capital letters and full stops correctly. 
Read the story on the activity sheet. Using a coloured pen or pencil, add in the correct punctuation – capital letters and full stops. Then, using the lines at the bottom, write out the story correctly using neat handwriting.
Activity Sheet
LI: I can use an apostrophe.
Video 1         Video 2
Make a matching pairs game by writing out tickets. Some should have the expanded form on (eg do not), some should have the contracted form (eg don’t). Turn the tickets upside down and take turns to try and find a matching pair. You can use the tickets below or make your own.
Matching Pairs Game
Phonics / Handwriting LI: I can use a new way to make the /l/ sound using the grapheme ‘le’.
Activity
LI: I can join letters from the top of letter to the top of another.
Watch the demo videos – 4th  section down the page (Cursive letter – top joins).
Practise some either using the sheets provided or just on lined paper.
Video – Use the arrow at the side to see other examples of this join.
Other Music
LI: I can use rhythmic notation.
Video

 

Monday 22nd February

INSET DAY

Tuesday 23rd February

 

Year 1

Year 2

Maths

LI: I can compare lengths and heights.
Video – length        Video – height
Activity:
1-Find 3 things in your house that are longer than a spoon.
2-Find 3 things in your house that are shorter than a spoon.
3-Draw around your hand. Label your longest finger, shortest finger and any fingers that are equal length.

LI: I can measure length in cm.
For this lesson, children will need access to a ruler marked in cm. There is a laminated paper ruler included in home learning packs if you have collected one of these from school.


There is a quick recap of Year 1 learning here. This will be easy but a useful reminder about the language associated with measuring length and height (taller, shorter, longer etc)
Video          Video 2 (just up to 4 min 40 sec)
You can choose: Worksheet or
Practical Activity – Choose objects from around the house to measure.

English

Use the link below to listen to The Porcupine from Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl.
The Porcupine – Sound file
If children are struggling to understand the poem from the audio, the same poem with images can be used here:
The Porcupine – Video
Words here:  The Porcupine – Words  .
Activity:
Design and create a poster, warning children about the danger of porcupines! You can use some of your favourite words or phrases from the poem.
Include a diagram in your poster, labelling the key parts, particularly those dangerous quills! Also include sentences to warn of the dangers.

Year 1 children:
Include the word ‘because’ in your writing. E.g. Look before you sit down because there might be a porcupine. The spikes will hurt because they are sharp.
Year 2 children:
Include some warning sentences starting with if, e.g. If you don’t look carefully, you could sit on one by mistake! If you sit on a porcupine, its spikes will stick in you!

Phonics

LI: I can read words with the alternative pronunciation of u.

Video

LI: I can investigate homophones.

Video
Watch the video and play the quizzes further down the page.

Other

History:
LI: I can find out about the impact of the Great Fire Of London.
Video
Question Sheet

 

Wednesday 24th February

 

Year 1

Year 2

Maths

LI: I can compare lengths and heights.
Video
Worksheet
You could also order all of the objects that you found yesterday from shortest to longest.

LI: I can measure length in m.
For this lesson, children will need access to a tape measure marked in m and cm. If you don’t have one of these at home, please let us know and we will provide something to help.
Video
Practical Activity – Choose large objects from around the house to measure, eg sofa, car, room, garden, rug.
Worksheet

English

Listen to today’s poem of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
Audio and Text Version
Video Version With Images
How is it different to the original tale? Are there any parts that surprise you? Which version do you prefer and why?

Activity: Imagine you were a woodland animal. Write Little Red Riding Hood a letter to warn her of the Wolf’s intentions and the need to stay away from Grandma’s house!

Remember to lay out your letter with your address, the date, ‘Dear…..’ and ‘From….’ Try to convince Little Red Riding Hood as much as you can to stay away.

Phonics

LI: I can read words with the alternative pronunciation of u.

Sort the words into the different pronunciations of the grapheme u. (u as in under or u as in unicorn)
Worksheet

LI: I can investigate the homophones to, too and two.

Video
Watch the video and play the quiz further down the page.
Worksheet

Other

Art
LI: I can explore different techniques for drawing.
Video Lesson
It is fine to use any drawing materials you have at home, eg felt tip pens, crayons, pastels, wax crayons etc.

 

Thursday 25th February

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Maths

LI: I can measure lengths with non standard units.
This is the stage before we introduce a ruler. Children will need objects of the same size to measure with. At home this could be lego blocks, paperclips, dried pasta etc. Anything will be fine as long as each piece is the same size. (Home learning packs will have some paperclips in for this activity).
Video
Activity: Choose objects from around your house. Measure using non standard units (eg paperclips), making sure there are no gaps between the objects that you measure with.

LI: I can compare lengths.
The zoom session today will explain how to complete this work.

Worksheet

English

Use the link below to listen to The Tummy Beast from Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl.
Video                    Words

Highlight the lines spoken by the mother in one colour, and those spoken by the child in another. Using someone else in your family, read aloud with different people taking the different parts. Try to use character voices. Practise and perform!

Activities:
Year 1 – Make a labelled diagram to show what the tummy beast might look like.
Year 2 – Write a diary entry as if you were the child or the mother, recounting the key events of the day. You could even pinch some key words and phrases used in the poem!

Phonics

LI: I can read words with the grapheme ‘ve’. (Eg leave, give)
Video

LI: I can investigate the homophones their, there and they’re.
Video
After the video, complete the activities and play the quiz.

Other

Science
LI: I can investigate which materials are best for different objects.
Video lesson
Activity: Write the sentences as prompted in the video.

 

Friday 26th February

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Maths

LI: I can measure lengths with non standard units.
Video
Worksheet

LI: I can order lengths.

Worksheet

English

Watch and enjoy Roald Dahl’s version of The Three Little Pigs.
Video
Activities:
Year 1: Write a sentence for each of the images from the story. Worksheet
Year 2: Imagine you are selling the houses from the story. Write sentences to complete the one, two or all three of the sheets and write descriptions of the houses. Try to make them all sound as good as possible. Remember you want to sell them! The ‘Useful Words’ document may be helpful but children may need the meaning of some of these words explained to them.
Worksheets   and Useful words

Phonics

LI: I can read words with the grapheme ‘ve’.
Worksheet

LI: I can investigate homophones.
Homophones 1 
Homophones 2
Children will need to look up some of these words in a dictionary / use an online dictionary as they investigate the correct spellings for each sentence.

Other

PE
Choose from Cosmic Yoga or Joe Wicks.
If you’re feeling energetic, why not try a few bits from each!