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Week beginning Monday 22nd June

Dear Boys and Girls,

I hope you have had a good week.  I have been very busy and I took a little visit to school.  It is just too quiet there without you all. 

 

I have been looking though photographs of our school year and thinking about all the good fun and memories we have shared.  I have put these pictures into a special video which you will be able to see very soon on the website.  I hope you like it as much as I do. 

 

This week we have been out on our bicycles a lot.  My little girl hopes to get the stabilisers off her bike very soon.  Fingers crossed.  We spotted our first ladybird of the year too.  In a nearby pond we also took some time to watch the baby ducklings swimming with their family. It was just lovely.    

 

For anyone with a birthday this week, have a really lovely day. 

 

Thank you for all your fabulous photographs.  Keep them coming and keep up the hard work!

 

Mrs McMeekin

 

 

Numeracy

Mental Maths

 

Revision  

Number recognition  

  • Work on identifying numbers to 50/100 on your 100 square
  • Ask an adult to call out a number.  Point to that number as quickly as you can on your 100 square
  • Play ‘show me!’.  Ask an adult to call out a number.  Can you write the number correctly on your white board?  Repeat this a few times.

Counting

  • Practise counting 0-20 forwards and backwards and from different starting points, progress to counting 0-50, then 0-100.
  • Point to the numbers on your 100 square as you count.
  • Do Ping pong counting, you say 49 your helper says 50, you say 51 and so on.

 

Tally marks and block graphs – Handling Data

  • This week in school we would be revising block graphs.
  • A block graph is a chart which gives us information.  See below for an example. 

 

Example of block graph

Task 1

  • Ask your family members what their favourite flavour of ice cream is.
  • Put your information into a tally chart on a page or on your white board.
  • Ask your helper to help you draw a block graph as outlined below in the worksheets. Colour to show your findings.
  • Discuss your findings with your helper. 
  • Use words/phrases like: most popular, least popular, most, least, the total number asked …

Template

Task 2

  • Look at the ‘Under the sea’ picture on the worksheet below. 
  • Create a tally chart on your white board to show how many star fish etc. you see.
  • Ask your helper to draw an outline of the block graph.  Can you colour this to show how many starfish, turtles etc. you saw in the picture?

Task 3

  • Do the same for the superhero pictures posted below

 

Word problems – Don’t forget to draw a picture to help if you need to!

I am 2 more than 8.  What am I?

 

I am 3 less than 10.  What am I?

 

There are 6 balloons at a party.  Joe gives his friend 3. How many are left?  

 

A pencil costs 5p and a rubber costs 5p.  How much altogether?

 

A book costs £4 and a comic costs £2.  How much altogether?

 

Lucy has 18 pencils.  John has half that amount.  How many does he have?

 

Problem Solving – Draw a picture to solve the problem

There are 5 passengers on a bus.  At the next stop 4 more get on.  At the next stop 6 get on.  How many on the bus altogether? 

 

Draw a picture to solve the problem. You might be able to work out your answer without drawing a picture but draw a picture to check. 

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Revise the letter names, sounds and formation for:

w  y  z       

 

Reading

Continue to work on the words you have in your little A5 booklets/pupil support books. 

Choose one of your reading books to read.  Try to:

  • Find the ‘title’, ‘cover page’ and ‘blurb’ and use these to predict what your book will be about
  • Pick a word on each page.  Can you think of word which rhymes?
  • Find words which begin with vowels – a, e, i, o, u
  • Look for words in the past tense e.g. played, ran, ate etc.
  • Read with expression, noting punctuation marks
  • Write a few sentences based on what you read

 

Spelling

Continue to revise all of the spellings you have been given from the beginning of the school year. 

Where appropriate practise turning your spellings into the plural form e.g. cat becomes cats.  Explore which words can have –ing added to them.

 

Word search

Look for the words in the word search below.   https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526927-year-2-common-exception-words-word-search-activity-pack - word search 2

Comprehension

Look at the comprehension pages below.  Decide which one you would be able to read as independently as possible.  Read and answer the questions based on sun and beach safety.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-252120-sun-sea-and-beach-safety-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity

 

Think about what you have learned from reading the comprehension.  Write some of these facts.

 

Instructions

Think about how you would make your bed.  In your own words tell someone at home how you would do this.  Use the language associated with instructions. 

 

Inference

Explore activity 4 of the powerpoint below.  Discuss and answer the questions to develop inference skills.  If you wish you can write your answers down. 

Inference powerpoint

Topic work/creative work

Ask your helper to help you read the powerpoint about rock pools below.  Discuss the information.  Draw and label a rock pool.

Outdoors Idea

Practise sprinting, jumping, hopping and skipping.  You could play some music in the background like we do in school. 

 

 

Continue to do your best boys and girls as you always do.

Week beginning Monday 15th June

Dear Boys and Girls,

I hope you have had a lovely week. A big hello to you all!

 

I went for a lovely nature walk on Tuesday and saw lots of squirrels and rabbits.  Probably the most I’ve ever seen.    

 

This Thursday is international picnic day.  Why not take your lunch outside if the weather is nice.  You could bring your teddy bear with you.  I love a picnic.  Especially a picnic with some treats, like chocolate J

 

For anyone with a birthday this week, have a really lovely day. 

 

Thank you for all your fabulous photographs.  Keep them coming and keep up the hard work!

 

Mrs McMeekin

 

 

Numeracy

Mental Maths

 

Counting in tens

  • Continue to practise counting forwards and backwards in tens from any number this will help you with the next part of your mental maths!

Subtracting ten/tens

  • Work on taking away ten/multiples of ten to any number on your 100 square. 
  • To do this you pick a number and to subtract 10 you can count back like you’ve been practising e.g. 80 – 10 count back 80 then 70.   Or use your 100 square.  For example 18 -10 = ?  Put your finger on 18 and move to the square directly above… 8.  So 18 -10= 8

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Can you tell your helper any other words which mean take away?  

Subtract, decrease, difference between, minus, less than.

  • Try these:

20 - 10 =                 40 - 10 =             50 - 10 =             80 - 10 =

 

31 - 10 =                 32 - 10 =             44 - 10 =             55 - 10 =

 

 

  • Now try subtracting a multiple of 10

 

33 - 30 =                 45 - 20 =             61 - 20 =             27 - 20 =

 

56 - 20 =                 27 - 20 =             33 - 30 =             44 - 20 =

 

 

Tally Marks – Handling Data

  • This week in school we would be revising tally marks.
  • Tally marks are lines used for counting.  We have used them before when voting for something in class or when recording information.  When drawing your fifth tally mark remember it is drawn diagonally to make a gate of five. 
  • When you have lots of tally marks represented in gates of 5 you can count your tallies quickly in fives – 5, 10, 15, 20

 

Think of something you could create a tally for.  Design your tally chart on your whiteboard and complete it e.g. favourite foods in your house, favourite sports etc.  

 

 

Word problems

David has 19 jelly beans.  He eats 10.  How many does he have now?

 

John has 21p and spends 10p. How much does he have now?

 

Jason is 30.  His brother is 10 years younger than him.  What age is his brother?

 

There are 32 crayons in a box.  10 are broken.  How many are not broken?

 

Problem Solving – Draw a picture to solve the problem

Mary bakes 10 buns.  She puts 3 smarties on each and a haribo in the middle.

How many smarties does Mary use?

How many haribo does she use?

How many sweets does she use altogether?

She gives half the buns to her brother.  How many does she give him?

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Revise the letter names, sounds and formation for:

x  l  n       

 

Reading

Continue to work on the words you have in your little A5 booklets/pupil support books. 

Choose one of your reading books to read.  Try to:

  • Find the ‘title’, ‘cover page’ and ‘blurb’ and use these to predict what your book will be about
  • Pick a word on each page.  Can you think of word which rhymes?
  • Find words which begin with vowels – a, e, i, o, u
  • Look for words in the past tense e.g. played, ran, ate etc.
  • Read with expression, noting punctuation marks
  • Write a few sentences based on what you read

 

Spelling

Continue to revise all of the spellings you have been given from the beginning of the school year. 

Where appropriate practise turning your spellings into the plural form e.g. cat becomes cats.  Explore which words can have –ing added to them.

 

Word search

Look for the words in the word search below. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526927-year-2-common-exception-words-word-search-activity-pack

Word search

Comprehension

Look at the comprehension pages below.  Decide which one you would be able to read as independently as possible.  Read and answer the questions based on the layers of the ocean.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ks1-layers-of-the-ocean-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-t-l-527465

 

Think about what you have learned from reading the comprehension.  Write some of these facts.

 

Instructions

Think about how you would make a jam sandwich.  In your own words tell someone at home how you would do this.  Use the language associated with instructions. 

 

Inference

Explore activity 3 outlined in the powerpoint below.  Draw a picture to match the description.

Inference

 

Topic work/creative work

Draw and colour a poster to show how others can protect the oceans and seashore. 

 

Outdoors Idea

Complete the tree tally below.

Continue to do your best boys and girls as you always do.

Week beginning Monday 8th June

Dear Boys and Girls,

I hope you have had a good week.  I cannot believe we are into the second week of June.  It has been a long time since I have seen you all but I am thinking about you every day and all the fun we shared in class. 

 

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart.  There is a special little prayer you can say this month or indeed at any time.  It is:

O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you.

I remember learning this prayer when I was your age.  My granny taught it to me.  It is a little prayer you can say if you are ever worried about anything. It helps to remind us that Jesus is always with us. 

 

 

Monday 8th June is ‘World Oceans Day’.  On this day I would like you to have a really good think about what we can do to protect the oceans and seas.  We have already chatted about litter and how harmful it is to sea life.  I know you will have great ideas.   

 

The photographs of all the treats created this week were amazing.  I hope you enjoyed making and eating them. 

 

For anyone with a birthday this week, have a really lovely day. 

 

Thank you for all your fabulous photographs.  Keep them coming and keep up the hard work!

 

Mrs McMeekin

 

 

Numeracy

Mental Maths

 

Counting in tens

  • Continue to practise counting forwards and backwards in tens from any number this will help you with the next part of your mental maths!

Adding ten/tens

  • Work on adding ten/multiples of ten to any number on your 100 square. 
  • To do this you pick a number and to add 10 you can count on like you’ve been practising or use your 100 square to drop to the number below. 
  • Try these:

20 + 10 =                40 + 10 =            50 + 10 =            80 + 10 =

 

31 + 10 =                32 + 10 =            44 + 10 =            55 + 10 =

 

 

  • Now try adding a multiple of 10

 

33 + 30 =                45 + 10 =            61 + 20 =            17 + 40 =

 

56 + 40 =                27 + 20 =            33 + 30 =            44 + 10 =

 

 

Sorting – Venn Diagrams

  • Use the blank diagram to create your own Venn diagram based on fruit.  Add your own labels and decide which fruit you could sort (scroll down for Venn diagram).

Word problems

Donna has 9 jelly beans.  She gets 10 more.  How many does she have now?

 

Joseph has 21 crayons and gets 10 more. How many does he have now?

 

Jay says his brother is ten years older than him.  Jay is 9.  What age is his brother?

 

Lee’s house number is 21.  Rory’s house number is 20 more than this.  What is Rory’s house number?

 

Problem Solving – Draw a picture to solve the problem

In two flower beds there are 10 bumble bees.  Draw some pictures to show how many bumble bees might be in each flower bed.

e.g.  8 in one flower bed and 2 in the other

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Revise the letter names, sounds and formation for:

j  e  v       

 

Reading

Continue to work on the words you have in your little A5 booklets/pupil support books. 

Choose one of your reading books to read.  Try to:

  • Find the ‘title’, ‘cover page’ and ‘blurb’ and use these to predict what your book will be about
  • Pick a word on each page.  Can you think of word which rhymes?
  • Find words which begin with vowels – a, e, i, o, u
  • Look for words in the past tense e.g. played, ran, ate etc.
  • Read with expression, noting punctuation marks
  • Write a few sentences based on what you read

 

Spelling

Continue to revise all of the spellings you have been given from the beginning of the school year. 

Where appropriate practise turning your spellings into the plural form e.g. cat becomes cats.  Explore which words can have –ing added to them.

 

Word search

Look for the topic words in the word search below.

Comprehension

Look at the comprehension pages below.  Decide which one you would be able to read as independently as possible.  Read and answer the questions based on the beach habitat.

 

Think about what you have learned from reading the comprehension.  Write some of these facts.

 

Instructions

Think about how you would build a sandcastle.  In your own words tell someone at home how you would do this.  Use the language associated with instructions. 

 

Inference

Explore the second photograph of the powerpoint below.  Discuss and answer the questions to develop inference skills.  If you wish you can write your answers down. 

Inference

Topic work/creative work

Explore which materials are waterproof and those which are not.  Think about objects which float and sink. Design a boat from junk materials which would float.  I can’t wait to see your creations!

 

Outdoors Idea

Create your own den outside.

Count how many birds you see in 5 minutes.  Can you name any of them?

 

 

Continue to do your best boys and girls as you always do.

Week beginning Monday 1st June

Dear Boys and Girls,

I hope you have had a great week in the sunshine.  The weather has been amazing. 

 

This week we are having a ‘Bake off’ competition.  We are encouraging you all to bake something and send in your photographs to post on the school website. I cannot wait to see these pictures.  I feel hungry just thinking about all the delicious treats.  There is so much learning to be gained from baking too.  From measuring and counting to reading and following instructions.  Have fun and good luck! 

 

For anyone with a birthday this week, have a really lovely day. 

 

Thank you for all your fabulous photographs.  Keep them coming and keep up the hard work!

 

Mrs McMeekin

 

 

Numeracy

Mental Maths

 

Counting in tens

  • This week continue to practise counting forwards and backwards in 10’s from any number e.g. 7, 17, 27, 37, 47, 57.  Do this from different starting points also.  You could use your 100 square to help. 
  • You could work with a partner to do ‘Ping Pong’ counting e.g. I say 3 you say 13, I say 23, you say 33 etc.
  • Ask a helper to call out some sequences like those below.  Work out the missing numbers.
    4   14     24     34     44     _____
     
    73   63     53     43     33     23     _____
     
    44     34     24    _____      _____

 

Sorting – Carroll Diagrams

  • This week in school we would be working on ‘Carroll Diagrams’.
  • A Carroll Diagram is a way of sorting pictures, numbers, shapes etc.
Explore and discuss the powerpoint https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2544761-sorting-2d-shapes-using-a-carroll-diagram-powerpoint
  • Complete the Carroll Diagram below
  • Don’t worry about printing the worksheets.  To discuss and point to where the creatures should go is perfect.  If you want you can draw the diagram either. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2545843-starry-eyed-stan-sea-creatures-carroll-diagram-activity-sheet

 

  • Explore the blank template below and decide which titles you could add to create a Carroll diagram for a friend. 

Blank template

Word problems

Danny has 5 jelly beans.  He gets 10 more.  How many does he have now?

 

Jo counts backwards in tens.  She says “42, 32, 22   ?”  What number will she say next?

 

Zoe gives a clue to her age by saying “I am 10 years younger than Mary”.  Mary is 21.  What age is Zoe?

 

Problem Solving – Draw a picture to solve the problem

At the seashore there are two rock pools.  There are 5 starfish in total between both rock pools.  Draw some pictures to show how many star fish might be in each rock pool. 

e.g.  2 in one rock pool 3 in the other

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Revise the letter names, sounds and formation for:

g  k  b       

 

Reading

Continue to work on the words you have in your little A5 booklets/pupil support books. 

Choose one of your reading books to read.  Try to:

  • Find the ‘title’, ‘cover page’ and ‘blurb’ and use these to predict what your book will be about
  • Pick a word on each page.  Can you think of word which rhymes?
  • Find words which begin with vowels – a, e, i, o, u
  • Look for words in the past tense e.g. played, ran, ate etc.
  • Read with expression, noting punctuation marks
  • Write a few sentences based on what you read

 

Spelling

Begin revising all of the spellings you have been given from the beginning of the school year. 

Where appropriate practise turning your spellings into the plural form e.g. cat becomes cats.  Explore which words can have –ing added to them. 

 

Instructions

This week we are having our ‘Bake off’.  Think about what you will make with your family.  Find the recipe you will use and explore it. 

 

Look for: 

  • A title.
  • A list of ingredients and equipment.
  • Numbered steps which tell us what to do, step by step. 
  • Diagrams/photographs to help.
  • ‘Bossy verbs’ e.g. mix, stir and pour.  Verbs are action words. 

 

When you make your cakes/buns etc.  Take a photograph and send it to us.  I cannot wait to see what you make.

 

Then you could write your recipe in your own words.  It would be lovely to be able to put these into a little book when we return to school.  Then we can try lots of different recipes. 

 

Good luck! 

 

Inference

Explore slide one of the powerpoint below.  Discuss and answer the questions to develop inference skills.  If you wish you can write your answers down. 

Inference

Topic work

Most living things need sunlight, water, air, food and shelter to survive.  Think about the seashore.  Make a list of things which are living/not living that you might find on the seashore.

 

Outdoors Idea

Look for living/non-living things outdoors.

 

Creative work

This will incorporate your baking work this week.

 

Continue to do your best boys and girls as you always do.

 

 

 

 

Creating and finding 2D shapes outdoors

Amazing Poetry!

Activities, links and advice in the event of the school closing:

 

LITERACY 

FOCUS: NARRATVE - READING AND WRITING 

This month we are learning to:

*Read and spell HFW and words with:

-y   -i_e  -igh

-aw  -au   -o   -al 

-oy  -oi

(See this months spelling overview)

 

*Read with expression, noting punctuation marks 

*Retell stories 

*Develop our inference skills 

*Create story maps and write stories 

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

Follow the link below to access the Lexia Literacy Programme. Children have all been given their login details to take home along with guidance letter.

www.lexiacore5.com

 

Again all children will receive login details today.

*Try putting your spellings into sentences after practising on your laminated sheet. Use your word grid in your pupil support book to help. 

* www.starfall.com  have lots of stories and poems to read online. Read these and discuss characters, settings and the plot.  Retell the stories also.  

*To develop inference skills talk about how characters are feeling. Explain your thinking. 

*Read your favourite story and draw a story map.

*Write your own story with a beginning, middle and end. Add interesting characters, a setting and a plot. 

 

NUMERACY 

This month we are learning to:

*Count forwards and backwards in odd numbers within 20/30/50/100

*Read and write half past times in analogue and digital. Solve problems based upon time. 

*Use Numicon to add and subtract up to 3 numbers 

*Name and draw 3D shapes 

*Compare objects for length, weight and capacity 

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

Follow the link below to access RMeasi maths. Children have all been given their login details to take home.

When logging in please note that you should use username@Colman144 followed by the child's password.

https://www.rmeasimaths.com/

 

*Use the 100 square in your pupil support book to count forwards and backwards in odd numbers. Look for odd numbers around the house. 

*Go to topmarks.co.uk - telling the time in words 

*snappymaths.com - o'clock and half past interactive mad maths 

*Roll 3 dice and add the numbers. Go to topmarks.co.uk - number fact families 

*Look for 3D shapes around the house. Count the faces of the shapes. Look at the shape of the faces also. Use the 3D shape page in your pupil support book to help. Explore which of the shapes will 'roll', 'stack' or 'slide'.  

*Practise measuring items with your ruler 

 

WORLD AROUND US 

This month we are:

*Exploring our new topic 'Africa' 

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

* Find Africa on a map 

* Find the other continents /oceans on a map and learn their names 

* Retell the story of Handa's Surprise to your family 

 

THINKING SKILLS AND PERSONAL CAPABILITIES 

This month we are learning to be creative 

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

*Experiment with your ideas when writing your story and drawing your story map. 

During role play we became firefighters!

We have been learning about people who help us. Look at our display about firefighters!

We drew snowy pictures with pastels. Then we made snowflakes.

NSPCC'S 'Speak Out Stay Safe' workshop

We are learning to use money

January

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Read and spell High Frequency words, CVC words and words ending in –ff, -ss, -ll
  • Read and write non-chronological reports

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Subtract
  • Use coins during shopping activities
  • Use Numicon
  • Name and draw 2D shapes
  • Create 2D shape patterns

  • World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Beginning our new topic ‘People who help us’
  • Exploring the role of the fire fighter and lollipop person
  •  
    Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are learning to ‘Manage Information’
  • We can work with a focus, ask and respond to questions to clarify the task
  • Select with help, information from materials and resources provided and suggest ways to obtain information
  • Follow directions in relation to a task
  • Begin to plan
  • Identify simple methods to record information

We can estimate which objects are 'heavier' /'lighter'. We can check if our guesses are correct.

We have been using Numicon to develop our mathematical skills

November

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Read and spell High Frequency words, CVC words and CVCC words
  • Identify and suggest rhyming words
  • Use persuasive language orally and in writing

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50/100
  • Use Numicon
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Work backwards’

World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Beginning our new topic ‘School’s Cool’
  • Exploring the location of our school
  • Exploring the school building
     
    Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are learning to ‘Be Creative’
  • We can be curious and ask questions
  • We can use our creativity when playing
  • We can experiment with our ideas when drawing, writing and making
  • We can talk about our memories and experiences
     

We followed instructions to make pumpkins!

We cut shapes to make Halloween characters

We played in the haunted house

We are painting portraits

October

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Spell CVC words e.g. hat, box, sit etc.
  • Read and spell High Frequency words.
  • Identify and suggest rhyming words.
  • Read and follow instructions.

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/100.
  • Add 0, 1 and 2 within 10/20.
  • Read o’clock times in analogue and digital.
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Try a simpler case’.

World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Exploring our ‘senses’
  • Investigating how to stay safe when out and about  
  • Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are working on our ability to work with others.
    We are learning to:
  • Develop our confidence
  • Join in and take turns
  • Work and play co-operatively
  • Reach an agreement
  • Be aware of how our actions affect others

We are learning to look for patterns. We can create our own patterns too!

September

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recite the alphabet
  • Recall letter names/sounds/High Frequency Words (HFW)
  • Recount orally and in writing

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Count within 20/50/100
  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50/100.
  • Recite the days of the week
  • Create tally charts and graphs
  • Add within 10/20
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Look for a pattern’

World Around Us

This month we are beginning our topic ‘Ourselves’

 

Thinking skills and personal capabilities

This month we are working on our self-management skills.  We are learning to:

  • Talk about what we are doing and what we have learned
  • Focus and persist with tasks
  • Talk about our likes and dislikes
  • Make choices and decisions
  • Ask for help
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