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At the start of the afternoon of 17th SEPTEMBER 2020, I was contacted by a parent of a child in Skylarks (3) to inform me that their child has tested positive for Covid-19. The child was not in school on this day. The parents of all the other students in the child’s class (Skylarks class), have been contacted and all children and staff in this class have been sent home this afternoon and told to self-isolate for 14 days. The rooms where the class have been taught are to be deep cleaned immediately. No other student bubbles in any other year group have been affected.

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Amazing birds! (Part 2)

The activities this week all require some research.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Although activities have been provided each day, it may be that one activity (e.g. the creation of Top Trumps cards) particularly enthuses your child and they wish to pursue this over more than one day. Prepare to be flexible!

 

MONDAY - 15th June

 

Read RSPB Blackbirds:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/about-blackbirds/

 

Enjoy the brief film clip of the blackbird feeding its chicks and the audio recording of a blackbird’s song. Discuss and marvel at each!

Look at the webpage RSPB Facts About Birds:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/

Read the section ‘I want to learn about …’ and use the links to read more information about the robin, house sparrow, chaffinch and blue tit. Note how each set of information is written like a series of clues, similar to a riddle, e.g.

I see a bird with a chest of red,

and grey on its head …

It’s a chaffinch!

TASK Your task today is to write a riddle for another garden bird. Your riddle doesn’t have to rhyme and can include other information as well as appearance. E.g.

I see a bird that sings nearly all year round.

It eats worms, seeds, fruit, insects and other invertebrates.

Some think it is cute, but it will defend its territory.

It is famous for its red breast.

What is it?

It’s a robin!

Use the A-Z Find a Bird guide on the RSPB website to find key information on your chosen garden bird(s). Adult support will be required to read some of the information here. https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/

Options may include: wren, blue tit, goldfinch, woodpigeon etc. Remember to sequence your information so that you only reveal the most obvious clue at the end!

Test your riddle(s) out on your family!

 

 

 

TUESDAY - 16th June

 

Continue to research birds using A-Z Find a Bird guide on the RSPB website:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/

 

 

You may choose to continue researching garden birds or consider wading birds or birds of prey – it’s up to you!

TASK-This time, create some Top Trumps cards displaying key facts about each bird.

You may wish to include subheadings such as:

Picture/diagram

Population

Size

Wingspan

Number of eggs

Diet

One/two sentences about the bird or an amazing fact.

 

Colour your pictures and make your cards as presentable as possible!

If you make a few cards, you could even play your Top Trumps bird game with your family!

 

 

WEDNESDAY - 17th June

 

TASK Continue with your creation of a set of Top Trumps cards on birds OR

begin some research in preparation for a family quiz on birds!

 

Your theme could be on birds generally, or you could choose to research a particular type of bird.

 

Look back at some of the previous web links we have used and/or use some of the websites below to help you in your research:

Birds of prey https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/arent-birds-of-prey-brilliant/

 

 

Emperor Penguins

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/birds/emperor-penguins/

 

Puffins https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/birds/puffin-facts/

 

Ostriches https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/birds/ostrich-facts/

 

Collect key facts on sticky notes or smaller pieces of paper. You will be using these tomorrow to write your quiz!

 

THURSDAY - 18th June

 

Quizzes are very popular at the moment – amongst family and groups online. Today you are going to use your research to write your own bird quiz!

Take a look at a sample quiz card available from the downloadable extract here:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/7048/Animal-Quiz-Cards-by-Simon-Tudhope.html

 

(You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

 

TASK-Using your research from yesterday, write a quiz similar to that shown in the extract above.

Try to include a variety of questions, including multiple choice and true/false questions. You may even notice the last question is a riddle!

Test out your quiz on your family taking on the role of quiz master yourself!

Perhaps you could even send your quiz to your friends or teacher!

 

 

FRIDAY - 19th June

 

Listen to the story of The Bird King:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/the-bird-king

 

Listen again and pause to make a list of all the birds who want to be ‘the bird king.’

 

Retell the story orally to each other. Use time sequencing words and phrases to help organise your retelling, e.g. Once upon a time …, first, next, after that, later that day, eventually, finally.

 

TASK-Your challenge today is to write your own version of The Bird King! Replace the parakeet, toucan, macaw etc. with your choice of birds. Perhaps you could include some birds that you have researched earlier this week!

 

Points to consider:

Why might each bird think that they should be the bird king? You could use this to highlight some of the birds’ special features, just as the birds do in the original (0:24 – 0:45 mins).

Think carefully about the bird which might replace the eagle. Which other large bird or bird of prey might fly so high?

Think carefully about which bird might replace the sparrow. Which other small bird could fly under the larger bird’s wing?

Talk about your ideas and your plan with an adult.

Practise each of your sentences out loud before you write. Remember to keep reading through your writing to check it makes sense and to check for spelling and punctuation.

 

When you have written your story, read it aloud to a family member or see if you can send it to your teacher at school!

 

Additional activities:

Play a word game to learn and practise bird vocabulary: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/word-games/birds

 

• If you scroll down to the bottom of the webpage below, you will find links to various craft activities including the making of masks, flyers and flappers, finger puppets and hanging mobiles: https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/arent-birds-of-prey-brilliant/

 

 Select a craft activity and with an adult, follow the simple instructions to create a keepsake of this bird unit. Enjoy!

 

• Continue your research to write your own information book on birds for children of the same age! Each page could feature a different bird. Remember to include headings, sub-headings, diagrams and even an amazing fact or two!

 

• Make a bird feeder: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/home-is-good/make-a-bird-feeder/ Adult supervision required.

Reading Tasks - Week beginning 15.6.20

Reading lesson:

The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To retrieve information

Click on the link.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-556bcc

 

Red, Yellow and Blue Groups -

In this lesson, we are going to be retrieving information from Chapter Two of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We will be reading pages 16-20. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

 

Green Group-

Reading lesson:

Lesson 6 i-e-time. Click on this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p6KWV3eHI8

 

 

All groups-

Reading- Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked play activities for each book.

 

Phonics- See the Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

 

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

refreshment

enjoyment

disappointment

government

punishment

treatment

agreement

payment
 

Handwriting

Practice writing these sentences in your neatest handwriting

 

 

 

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons Look at this website for daily English home learning videos and activities.

 

Play a grammar game from: https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS – Week Beg: 8th June 2020

 

Focus theme: Amazing birds!

Prepare to be amazed! Over the next fortnight, enjoy finding out all about our amazing feathered friends, using a range of texts, online resources and articles.

Day 1

Discuss with your child: What do you already know about birds? What questions might you have about birds? E.g. Can all birds fly? What is the smallest/ biggest bird in the world? Where do birds live?

Over the next two weeks, your research will hopefully help you in answering some of your questions! Ask your child to write down any questions they may have, reminding them to use question marks.

Watch What are Birds?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zyd6hyc

Ask, what do you know about birds now? Watch the clip a few times, each time pausing to allow your child to record key facts. Perhaps you could record different facts on sticky notes and make a fact poster.

Now watch All About Birds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF0Id-hH9y4

Record more key facts on sticky notes. Have any of your questions been answered already?

Begin to pick out some new words and talk about their meaning, e.g. vertebrates, bill, habitat, camouflage. Use Word Hippo: https://www.wordhippo.com/

to look up new words and find out what they mean. Practise putting any new words into new sentences.

 

Day 2

 

Read pages 4-7 of the RSPB Nature Birds Guide. This could be by reading the text to your child or by reading a paragraph, or page, to each other.

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/17017/RSPB-Nature-Guide-Birds-by-Catherine-Brereton.html

(You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

Return to the Birdwatcher’s Code on p5 (the second page of the extract). Re-read and discuss.

Create a poster on how to be a respectful birdwatcher. Use colours and illustrate your poster with care.

 

Day 3

Read pages 8-11 of the RSPB Nature Birds Guide. This could be by reading the text to your child or by reading a paragraph, or page, to each other.

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/17017/RSPB-Nature-Guide-Birds-by-Catherine-Brereton.html

(You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

Return to pp 10-11, What do birds do all year?

Using a paper plate if you have one (or a large circle drawn on paper), split it into quarters. Label each quarter with a season. Using the information from the text, write down what the swallow does in each season. You can make your own sentences using key words from the text to help you. Colour and decorate your seasonal circle to make it attractive.

Enjoy listening to Follow the Swallow by Julia Donaldson using the link here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6E2rE0YKBA

When you hear about Apollo the swallow in the story, can you make links with some of the facts you’ve recorded on your seasonal plate?

 

Day 4

Today you are going to find out all about feathers!

Watch Feathers:

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

This clip becomes progressively more challenging so will require ongoing discussion with an adult, though you may not choose to watch it all! After each point made in the clip, pause to explain and discuss with your child. Use the opportunity to expand on technical vocabulary, e.g. display, insulation.

Reinforce your understanding by now watching Look Closely at Feathers – Nat Geo Kids. (Be warned, the narrator talks very fast! Hence, you may want to watch this more

than once!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9coPAfwNPEU

Read together pp12-13 of the RSPB Nature Birds Guide. https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/17017/RSPB-Nature-Guide-Birds-by-Catherine-Brereton.html

 Read particularly closely the sections ‘Feathers’ and ‘Moulting’.

Discuss all the new found facts you have learned about feathers.

Following your discussion, write some of your own sentences about feathers. Imagine your information on feathers is going to feature in a book about birds for children your age.

Check for punctuation and spelling together.

 

Day 5

Today you may choose to either continue your information page on feathers, or create a new page of amazing facts on birds.

Watch Interesting Facts About Birds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu6b3u_95Ts

Re-watch and pause after facts that particularly amaze you! Write down each of your favourite amazing facts and then draw a star burst outline around each fact. Remember each fact must be in a clear sentence. Check for punctuation and spelling too.

Create a poster or page full of amazing facts on birds. Make your page as bright and colourful as possible. Astonish your family with these amazing facts!

 

Additional activities:

 

Read and enjoy the story Little Orphan Blue Tit:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/kids-stories/little-orphan-blue-tit/

 

• Read and enjoy the story The Blue Tit and the Caterpillar:

 

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/kids-stories/the-blue-tit-and-the-caterpillar/

 

• Look closely at a diagram of a chaffinch. Use it to help you label the diagram of a robin: https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/kids--schools/big-schools-birdwatch-downloads/parts-of-a-bird-activity.pdf

 

 

• Print off and colour the beautiful owl in the centre of this picture here: https://www.pavilionbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Millie_Tawny_Owl.pdf

 

• Watch and enjoy the short film For the Birds (Pixar):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=outeYe1_su4

 

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS

Reading Task

Reading lesson:

 

The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To make inferences. Click on the link.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-make-inferences-year-2-wk2-2

Blue, Yellow and Red group-In this lesson, we will continue to make inferences from Chapter One of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We will be reading pages 9-16. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

Green Group- Reading lesson- Lesson 5 ie-tie. Click on this video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCw5hi-kB-U

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS

 

All groups-

Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

 

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

useless

careless

thoughtless

helpless

fearless

homeless

colourless

hopeless

harmless

breathless
 

Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

purple

black

brown

green

 

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons Look at this website for daily English home learning videos and activities.

 

Play a grammar game from: https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS – Week Beg: 1st June 2020

 

Focus text:

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon.

This week, you will be reading all about the antics of Horrid Henry!

Each of the lessons this week uses extracts which are available from the LoveReading4kids website. (Registration will be required to access these extracts. Membership is free).

There are also numerous episodes of the animated version available on YouTube.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Day 1

 

Read together the opening chapter of one of the first stories about Horrid Henry: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/9883/Horrid-Henry-by-Francesca-Simon.html

Discuss – How is Henry feeling about the dance class? Why doesn’t he want to go? What would he rather be doing? What do you think about Madame Tutu? What does Madame Tutu think of Henry’s dancing?

Support by watching the opening of the animated version of the same story up to 3:08 mins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5aTgH1vCE0

Pretend you are Henry and write in role. Write a letter to Mum and Dad, pleading with them to stop taking you to the dance classes.

Discuss all the reasons you could include in the letter, e.g. you’d rather learn karate, Madame Tutu screeches at you, your friends at school will laugh when they see you as a raindrop, etc.

Use your discussion to help write your letter. You might want to use the introductory sentence and sentence starters below to help you:

Dear Mum and Dad,

I’m writing this letter to convince you that dance classes are not for me!

First of all, …

Another reason …

Also, …

Finally, …

Please say you’ll think about it!

Love Henry

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation.

 

 

 

Day 2

 

Read together the opening extract from Horrid Henry’s Birthday Party from the collection Fearsome Four: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8218/Horrid-Henrys-Fearsome-Four-by-Francesca-Simon.html

 

Discuss – How is Henry feeling about his birthday? How are his Mum and Dad feeling about his birthday? Why are they feeling differently to Henry?

Support by watching the opening of the animated version of the same story up to 3:01 mins where Henry hands out his invitations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8g_KNzHVs

 

Design and write an invitation to Henry’s birthday party at Laser Zap. If you have some, look at party invitations you have received in the past for ideas. You will need to include:

To:

Please come to my birthday party!

On (date):

At (time):

Location (where):

Special requirements: (e.g. fancy dress, swimming costume, Henry may even be so rude as to ask for a huge present!)

Please reply to:

Remember to include capital letters at the start of peoples’ names, days of the week, months of the year, places, etc.

Decorate your invitation to make it as attractive as possible.

 

Day 3

 

Return to the theme of Henry’s birthday party from yesterday.

Talk about how a birthday party takes a lot of preparation and planning!

Today, you are going to help Henry’s family with the planning and make some lists.

Re-watch the animated version here, up to 3:36 mins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8g_KNzHVs

 

Imagine you are Henry’s Mum. Write a list of all the party food Mum would like to buy. Continue to add more items than those mentioned in the clip.

Now imagine that you are Henry. Write a list of all the party food that Henry would like to buy. Add some more items too!

Remember to use commas to separate all the items on your list!

Later on, (5:10 mins) Dad says, ‘I know lots of good games.’ Make a list of all the party games that could be played at Henry’s party. Talk about how Henry might spoil each one.

Watch to the end of the story.

Imagine you are either Henry or Henry’s Mum. Write some sentences listing all the reasons why you think Henry should or shouldn’t have a birthday party next year.

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.  

 

 

Day 4

 

Read together the opening extract from Horrid Henry Robs the Bank from the Tricky Tricks Collection:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/10615/Horrid-Henrys-Tricky-Tricks-by-Francesca-Simon.html

 

Discuss the game Gotcha that Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret are playing. Does Gotcha remind you of any board games you like to play? What are the similarities or differences? It sounds like Henry likes to cheat! Do any of your family members cheat when playing board games?!

Whilst we have been in lockdown and socially distancing, you may have been playing some board games with

your family. Use the opportunity to dig out some old favourites and play again! Talk about your favourites and why.

Do you have a board game that you think Henry would like to play?

Your challenge is to introduce Henry to a board game and write a review. You would need to include:

- name of the game

- number of players

- a basic summary of how to play

- why the game is one of your favourites and why you think Henry would like it

- a star rating.

 

 

Day 5

Read together the opening extract from Horrid Henry Peeks at Peter’s Diary from Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/1093/Horrid-Henry-and-the-Football-Fiend-by-Francesca-Simon.html

 

Discuss why people choose to write a diary – i) to retell key events that have happened to them that day and ii) to make comments on these events or talk about their thoughts and feelings.

Re-read Perfect Peter’s diary entries on pp10-11 of the extract.

Ask whether these are good diary entries or not. How could they be improved?

Imagine you are Perfect Peter. Your challenge is to rewrite the diary entry for one of the days. You could imagine that you are writing the entry after one of Henry’s troublesome antics that you’ve read about this week.

Remember to retell the key events from the day and make some comments, or write about your thoughts or feelings in response to what happened.

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.

 

Additional activities:

In addition to the various Horrid Henry titles referenced above, there are also numerous other opening chapters available on the Lovereading4kids website.

Take a look at the official Horrid Henry website for games, activities and more information on the author and illustrator –

https://www.horridhenry.co.uk/

 This website also includes some sample introductions to Horrid Henry audio books.

Francesca Simon website: https://www.francescasimon.com/horrid-henry-books/

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS

Reading Tasks

 

Blue, Yellow and Red groups

Reading lesson:

Click on this link from the national academy.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-year-2-wk1-1

 

The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To retrieve information

 

In this lesson, we will be starting to read the Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman (published by Puffin Books). We will be reading the first few pages of Chapter One and will be focusing on retrieving key information. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

Green Group-

Reading lesson- Lesson 4  e-e- these. Click on this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7gRajegO9M

 

 

ADDITIONAL ENGLISH TASKS

 

All groups-

Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

 

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

useful

careful

thoughtful

doubtful

colourful

spiteful

peaceful

fearful

beautiful

wonderful


Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

yellow

blue

orange

red


 

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons Look at this website for daily English home learning videos and activities.

 

Play a grammar game from: https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS – Week Beg: 18th May 2020

Focus theme: Recipes

Some of the lessons this week provide the opportunity to follow a recipe and make some delicious food! Each of these tasks MUST be supervised by an adult. You may find it useful to watch some of these handy tips before you start cooking or baking!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/the-lets-go-club-baking-tips?collection=easy-cooking-with-kids-recipes

 

Day 1

Read together some of the healthy recipes on the website below. There are plenty to choose from, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even barbecue and picnic recipes!

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes

 

After you have read a few examples together, ask your child: How has the author tried to make it easy to follow each recipe? e.g. sub-headings, an ingredients section, use of numbers to sequence the steps, ingredients in green print to stand out, etc.

If you have the opportunity, select one of the recipes and have a go at making your chosen food. Alternatively, make some food following one of your own favourite recipes.

(Children MUST be supervised by an adult).

Afterwards, evaluate the recipe together. Were the steps easy to follow? Could the recipe be improved in anyway?

Don’t forget to enjoy and evaluate your food too!

 

Day 2

Gruffalo – Mouse Toast

Read the recipe for Mouse Toast available as p6 of the free extract downloadable from

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/13201/Gruffalo-Crumble-and-Other-Recipes-by-Julia-Donaldson.html

 

(You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Read the recipe together – this could be by reading the text to your child, your child reading to you, or encouraging your child to join in with known words.

Talk about how this author has made it easy to follow the recipe, e.g. a ‘you will need’ box, numbered steps, a tips box etc.

If possible, print off the text. Highlight /pick out bossy verbs, e.g. lift, press, dip, cut, make, break. Explain that recipes use bossy verbs because they are instructions; they are instructing someone to do something.

Highlight in a different colour any helpful hints or tips, e.g. Be quick with your decorations so you can eat him before he gets cold; Whilst you’re waiting…

If you have the opportunity, have a go at making some ‘mouse toast’ together! (Children MUST be supervised by an adult).

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients – you can improvise and adapt, providing you have an egg and a slice of bread!

 

Day 3

Tortilla Pizza

Watch and enjoy the short clip below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/tortilla-pizza?collection=easy-cooking-with-kids-recipes

 

Explain to your child that their task today is to write a recipe to match the film clip.

Watch for a second time, this time pausing at frequent intervals to make a list of all the ingredients you need.

Perhaps you could draw a box around these and give the box a title.

Watch the clip for a third time, this time pausing after each stage in order to create a written instruction to match. Listen out for key words and bossy verbs used by the presenter to use in your own sentences, e.g. add, squeeze, zig-zag, sprinkle. Support your child by encouraging them to rehearse their sentences out loud first, before writing them down. Re-read each sentence as you write. Check spelling and punctuation together. Don’t forget to use numbers and time words to help order the steps in your recipe!

Once complete, have a look at the ‘real’ recipe to match the clip here;

https://childrens-binary.files.bbci.co.uk/childrens-binarystore/cbeebies/presenters-tortilla-pizza.pdf

 

Compare with your own recipe. Which do you prefer and why?

 

Day 4

Cheesecake

Complete your recipe from yesterday or move on to another recipe challenge!

Watch and enjoy the short clip below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/cheesecake-make?collection=easy-cooking-with-kids-recipes

 

Unlike the clip viewed yesterday, this one is accompanied by a list of ingredients (‘You will need’), but has no recipe text to match. Your challenge is to write the matching recipe!

Similar to yesterday, re-watch the clip, pausing at frequent intervals to write a sentence or two to match each stage of the recipe. Listen out for key words, phrases and bossy verbs to include in your own sentences, e.g. put, crush, mix, press down hard. Towards the end of the clip, there are two sentences starting with when. Can you hear them?

Support your child by encouraging them to rehearse their sentences out loud first, before writing them down. Re-read each sentence as you write. Check spelling and punctuation together. Don’t forget to use numbers and time words to help order the steps in your recipe!

If you have the opportunity, why not have a go at making some cheesecake following your own recipe text!

 

Day 5

Community Friendship Recipe

Let’s imagine that today we are going to write a recipe for how to make a good friend or a community of friends. Ask your child: What do you think you need to be a good friend?

Gather some ideas from watching the clips below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReMq3KX8F94

 

The clip includes ingredients such as being kind, caring, helpful. Talk to your child about the need to be a good friend – particularly at the moment. Talk about how we can have friends of all ages! At present, agree that it is difficult for us to see our school friends, but  ask: What can we do to try and be a good friend in our communities or family unit?

Talk to other members of your family to collect ideas. Examples might include: drawing a rainbow to display, donating some food to the local food bank, cooking a meal for an elderly relative or neighbour, telling jokes to make people smile, clapping for the NHS, doing extra jobs round the house to help each other, sharing more with a brother or sister, video-calling a school friend to say hello, etc.

Begin to compose these ideas into a friendship recipe for your community. Remember to include numbered instructions, time words and bossy verbs, e.g.

1. First of all, paint a rainbow to make everyone in Smith Street smile.

2. Next, share your favourite toy with your younger brother.

3. Make an extra meal for Mrs Brown at number 11. She really will be very grateful!

Share and enjoy your recipe with your family! Post it to your teacher if you can!

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS

Reading Task

Reading lesson: Complete BBC Bitesize home learning activity. Click on this video link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd63gwx

 

Using the book Cyril and Pat you will learn about answering questions using the text, inferring what characters might say to each other and explaining what words mean.

 

This lesson includes:

 

  • two videos of TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson reading extracts from the book

 

  • three activities to do at home

 

Green Group- Reading lesson- Lesson 3  ea-bead. Click on this video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLr4TXq58jw

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS

 

All groups-

Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

 

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

who

whole

wild

would

water

rudely

safely

merrily

happily

badly
 

Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

fox

 

zoo

 

oxen

 

fuzzy
 

 

 

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons Look at this website for daily English home learning videos and activities.

 

Play a grammar game from: https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS – Week Beg: 11th May 2020

Roald Dahl may already be one of your favourite authors, but did you know he was very skilled at writing poetry too?

The extracts used this week are from Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts, both of which are told completely in rhyme.

Day 1

Focus: The Porcupine

Use the link below to listen to and enjoy The Porcupine from Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl.

https://soundcloud.com/penguin-audio/revolting-rhymes-dirty-beasts

 

Watch this short clip to find out more about porcupines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSadv0qmZ6s

 

Discuss what it must have felt like for the child in the poem!

Listen to the poem again, stopping to write down favourite words and phrases. You may choose to print off a copy of the poem here:

https://100.best-poems.net/porcupine.html Read together and highlight the key phrases.

 

Design and create a poster warning children about the danger of porcupines!

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!

Pinch some of your favourite words or phrases from the poem, e.g. It will feel as if a hundred red hot bits of wire are puncturing your skin! Be sure you look before you sit!

You may also choose to use some key facts from the information clip, e.g. The spikes are called quills and can come out very easily. Ouch!

Include a diagram in your poster, labelling the key parts, particularly those dangerous quills!

Check punctuation and spelling together.

 

 

 

Day 2
Focus: Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

The link below takes you to a printed version of the text, together with an audio recording by the author, Roald Dahl. For the learning today, you will need to pause the recording at various points to make predictions and have discussions with your child.

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/poem/little-red-riding-hood-and-the-wolf/

Introduce the poem and explain that you are going to listen to it in parts. Start listening and then pause the recording at 1:02 mins. Make predictions. What do you think might happen next? What happened next in the original tale?

Resume the poem. Pause again at 1:40. Recap what has just happened. Ask, what does the wolf want to do next? Discuss the need to warn Little Red Riding Hood!

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! Perhaps you could write as if you were a woodland animal – a friend of Little Red Riding Hood.

Remember to lay out your letter with your address, the date, to and from. Try to convince Little Red Riding Hood as much as you can to stay away!

Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

Finish the session by resuming the reading of the poem.

How is it different to the original tale? Are there any parts that surprise you? Which version do you prefer and why?

Day 3
Focus: The Tummy Beast

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

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

Watch the clip again, this time while following the text, accessible here:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51659/the-tummy-beast

If you are able to, print off the text from the link above. Highlight the lines spoken by the mother in one colour, and those spoken by the child in another.

Use this highlighting to help you read the text aloud together. Put on your best character voices to perform! Perhaps you could take on different roles in your family!

Discuss what is happening in the poem. Why do you think the mother doesn’t believe the child? How is the child feeling when the mother doesn’t believe them? What happened to the mother at the end? What do you think the mother might say when she recovers?

Write a diary entry as if you were the child or the mother, retelling the key events of the day. You could even pinch some key words and phrases used in the poem!

Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

Day 4
Focus: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Use the link below to listen to and enjoy Goldilocks and the Three Bears from Revolting Rhymes up to 3:59 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxHn2v3dz5E

Jot down new or interesting words to explore meanings and discuss, e.g. delinquent, tot, suggestion, distressing, house-proud, cherubs etc. Put these new words into different sentences to tell to each other.

Listen from the start to 3:59 mins again.

The narrator repeatedly asks, in response to Goldilocks’ actions, how would you feel? Pause each time this is asked and discuss.

The narrator also makes clear her dislike for Goldilocks all the way through the poem. Discuss how the narrator might describe Goldilocks, e.g. Naughty, spoilt, selfish. Do you agree?

Re-watch from 3:36 – 3:59 mins.

Pause and make a list of all Goldilocks’ crimes.

Imagine that you are Goldilocks. Write a letter to the narrator, apologising for your crimes, perhaps providing some explanation as to why you did what you did.

Just like on Tuesday, remember to lay out your letter with your address, the date, to and from.

Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

Finish watching to the end of the clip. Do you think if the narrator had received your letter, the ending could have been different?

Day 5
Focus: Review and Performance Opportunity

Review and discuss some of the characters and poetry you have met this week.

Which has been your favourite and why?

Extend your reading with some further Revolting Rhymes referenced in the links below.

Select one of the poems or a favourite section of a poem. Re-read and put actions to it so that you can perform it to your family! Remember to use voices for different characters and to pause in

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS

Reading Task

Reading lesson: Complete BBC Bitesize home learning activity. Click on this video link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfmtpg8

To be able to order events in the story and explain your opinion of the book Funnybones .

This lesson includes:

  • two videos of professional dancer Dianne Buswell reading extracts from the book Funnybones
  • three activities to do at home

 

Green Group- Reading lesson- Lesson 2  a-e–made. Click on this video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4jz3U25Xjk

All groups-
Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

plant

poor

pretty

prove

should

steak

sugar

sure

told

water
Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

bap

kept

apple

back

vans

stars

rest

ever

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons Look at this website for daily English home learning videos and activities.

 

Play a grammar game from: https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS – Week Beg: 4th May 2020

 

Day 1
 

Focus: The Gruffalo

 

If you have access to the Gruffalo story, share and enjoy. This could be by reading the text to your child or your child reading to you Alternatively, access a reading of the text here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

 

As you listen, collect words and phrases used to describe the Gruffalo. Pause the recording/ your reading, in order to allow your child to make these jottings.

 

Support with watching the film, available on BBC iplayer or watch and enjoy the compilation of clips from the Gruffalo animation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHoyg_pwT2w

 

Look at the words and phrases you have collected.

Discuss meanings of any unknown words, e.g. tusks, claws, jaws, underground, knobbly, turned-out toes, wart etc. Make up new sentences to say to each other using the words.

 

Ask your child to write some sentences to describe the Gruffalo, using vocabulary from within the text. They may choose to re-write the lines in rhyme or simply write as a paragraph. Either is fine!

Check spelling and punctuation is in each sentence.

 

 

 

Day 2
Focus: the Mouse from The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child

As in day one, if you have access to ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, share and enjoy the text. Alternatively, access a reading of the text here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuQm8Qb64E

As you listen, collect words and phrases, this time to describe the ‘Big Bad Mouse.’

Support with watching the film,  available on BBC iplayer or watch and enjoy the compilation of clips from The Gruffalo’s Child animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOZ87BTZuZQ

Look at and discuss the words and phrases you’ve collected. Explore meanings of new words and practice putting them into new sentences to say to each other.

Ask your child to write some sentences about the ‘Big Bad Mouse’. As well as using some of the vocabulary from within the text, how else might they describe the mouse? E.g. clever, cunning, brave etc. Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

 

Day 3

Focus: the Giant from The Smartest Giant in Town

As previously, if you have access to the text, share and enjoy. Alternatively, access a reading of the text here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE

As you listen, collect words and phrases used to describe the Giant. (Note; these will only feature in the opening pages. The Giant’s character is then revealed more by his actions).

Re-read/listen. This time, pause at suitable points for your child to make a list of all the Giant’s kind deeds. E.g. He gave his scarf to a cold giraffe. After that, he gave his shirt to a goat on a boat who was struggling to sail. Encourage your child to use time sequencing words, e.g. next, soon, later on, finally. Support with the song found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ4CHVIIv78

What do we know about the Giant now? How might you describe him? Use a thesaurus or Word Hippo (https://www.wordhippo.com/) to extend simpler word choices, e.g. kind, caring, thoughtful, generous, selfless, charitable. Write some sentences to describe the Giant. Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

 

Day 4

Focus: Superworm

As previously, if you have access to the text, share and enjoy. Alternatively, access a reading of the text here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

Jot down new words and phrases to explore. E.g. lasso, mope, fishing line.

Put the new words into different sentences to say aloud and encourage your child to do the same.

Talk about how Superworm could be described as a superhero. Listen to the story again – why do you think this is? Make a list of all the things Superworm does. Encourage your child to make a poem using some of the language.

E.g.

Superworm the lasso,

Superworm the skipping rope,

Superworm the fishing line etc.

Conclude their poem with the repeated verse;

Superworm is super long,

Superworm is super-strong,

Watch him wiggle,

See him squirm,

Hip, hip hurray for Superworm!

Check spelling and punctuation together. Enjoy performing your poem to your family!
 

 

Day 5

Focus: Review all characters looked at this week.

Re-read all your character descriptions from across the week. Compare, contrast and discuss.

Which is your favourite character? Who would you most like to meet? What might you ask them? Encourage your child to support and extend their answers with reasons,

e.g. My favourite is the … because I like the part when he …..

Ask your child to record their responses in writing.

Create some Top Trumps character cards for each of the characters looked at this week. Make more cards or replace these characters with your own favourite Julia Donaldson characters, e.g. Stickman, Barley and Betty, the witch from Room on the Broom, Zog etc.

To help support your child’s learning , the animated films of ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, ‘Stick Man’, ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘The Highway Rat’ are currently available on BBC iPlayer.

ADDITIONAL TASKS

Reading Task

Reading lesson: Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp2mfr

Explore this new story, answer questions about the story, summarise what is happening and predict what might happen next.

This lesson includes: a video of TV presenter Anita Rani reading an extract from 'Daisy and the Trouble with Life' and three activities to try at home.

Green group Reading lesson- Lesson 1 ay –play. Click on this video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpvquS6c5vk

All groups-

Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

 

move

Mr

Mrs

old

only

parents

pass

past

path

people
 

Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

 

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with

your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons Look at this website for daily English home learning videos and activities.

 

Play a grammar game from:   https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS – Week Beg: 27th April, 2020

Day 1
Imagine that you live in a house by the sea. What would you see? Write sentences using a variety of suffixes - ing and adjectives.

 

Day 2
Talk to your mum and dad about who delivers the post? Ask your mum and dad to show you a letter they have received and explore the envelope from the front and back. Can you see any numbers on the front or back of the envelope? What do they mean? Who is the letter addressed to? Write your address on the envelope.

Day 3

Well known addresses: Discuss with your child any well-known addresses of book characters/famous people/ historical figures they may know? e.g. 10 Downing Street, The Post Office, Isle of Struay Katie Morag. The powerpoint (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-g-115-our-country-the-uk-facts-powerpoint)

may help. Buckingham Palace.

 

Day 4
Write a letter to me telling me what you have been up to whilst you have been off school. Can you put it in an envelope and post it to school.

Day 5

Write a letter to the Queen and post it. Tell her all about our school, your friends and what you have been doing while you have had to stay at home.

ADDITIONAL TASKS

Reading Task

Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

 

half
hold
hour
improve
kind
last
many
mind
money
most

 

Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

Yell       eye
jaw      jay
huge      going 
quay     queen

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with

your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

Play a grammar game from -  https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS WEEK 3  20th April, 2020

Day 1
Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set C Test 1

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 11

Day 2
Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set C Test 2

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 12

Day 3
Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set C Test 3

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 13

Day 4
Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set C Test 4

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 14

Day 5
Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set C Test 5 and 6

Green group-  English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 15

ADDITIONAL TASKS
Reading Task

Audible are doing free audio books so why not download one that you and your child can listen to together https://stories.audible.com/start-listen. Search for a favourite book or look for a new one that neither of you know. What a great way to spend some time!

Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

 


Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

every

everybody

eye

fast

father

find

floor

gold

glass

great

 

Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

ham      band
mend     land
 hand    hem
them    tend

Useful Websites
https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with

your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

Play a grammar game from -  https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS Week 2 30th March, 2020

Day 1

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set B Test 2

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 6

Day 2

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set B Test 3

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 7

Day 3

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set B Test 4

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 8

Day 4

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set B Test 5

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 9

Day 5

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set B Test 6

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 10

ADDITIONAL TASKS

Reading Task

Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

child

children

Christmas

class

climb

clothes

could

cold

door

even

Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

cow    lad
owe     add
ice      toad
coil     data

Remember to use joined up writing. All letters start on  the line

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with

your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

Play a grammar game from -  https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

DAILY ENGLISH TASKS Week 1 23rd March, 2020

Day 1

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set A Test 3

Green  group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 1

 

Day 2

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set A Test 4

Green  group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 2

 

Day 3

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set A Test 5

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 3

 

Day 4

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set A Test 6

Green  group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 4

 

Day 5

Red, Yellow and Blue group -CPG Home Learning book Set B Test 1

Green group- English Home Learning Booklet -English book  page 5

 

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS

Reading Task

Visit Oxford Owl for free books that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

See the phonics Phonics Play link at the bottom of the page.

 

Spellings

Learn these spellings. Practice using the words in a sentence.

 

after

again

any

bath

beautiful

because

behind

both

break

bush

 

Handwriting

Practice writing each of these words three times in your neatest handwriting

ill

it

lit

tilt

lute

we

wet

wilt

 

 

 

 

Useful Websites

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/  Take a look at a variety of poems with

your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

Play a grammar game from https://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org 

 

 

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