F2: Blog items

F2B - Easter Egg Hunt, by Miss Kealey

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 4:25pm

F2 have had a brilliant week getting ready to celebrate Easter. Today, we went on an Easter Egg Hunt around our playground. It was lots of fun!

We hope you all have a fun and restful half term!

Miss Kealey and Miss Topping

F2A Easter Egg Hunt, by Miss Ward

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 4:19pm

We have had lots of fun this afternoon on our Easter egg hunt in the playground!

F2 Friday 5th March 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 7:47am

Hi F2, 

Here are the activities for today: 

Literacy – Speech Bubble

Play a listening game on Phonics Play. The children need to listen to the animal noise and select the correct animal. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/welcome-to-the-zoo

Think about what the animals might say on the farm in the story. Would they be happy with a lazy farmer?

Write a speech bubble as an animal on the farm. How do you think they feel? What might they say?

Phonics: Spellings and Tricky Words  

Practise phase 3 tricky words (her, me, we, they)

Spelling test (be, we, me, all)  

Play a phase 4 game on Phonics Play  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

 

Maths – Time

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  For example –  counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more, one less, missing numbers.

Can you make different o’clock times on a clock using a clock you have at home or on the top marks game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Using either, card, cardboard, or a paper plate, can you make your own clock at home.

Challenge: You might want to use it to help you complete a worksheet on school spider.

 

PSED: Healthy Foods

Listen to the story ‘I will not ever eat a tomato’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3CdrVN3kgE

Why do we need to eat healthy foods? What is the big problem in the story? What did Lola learn in the end?

What foods should we eat every day and what foods should we only eat sometimes?

What kinds of foods do you eat?

Can you use the worksheet on School Spider to help create a healthy lunch for Eddy and Ronnie (our class bears). Can you draw the food and label it?

 

Wellbeing Activity: Play a game with a friend or family member. This might be a favourite card / board game or a new game that you have never played before. Could you make up your own game too? 

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2A World Book Day, by Miss Ward

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 4:58pm

We have had a fantastic day celebrating ‘World Book Day’ today!

We all loved dressing up as our favourite character from a book. What characters can you spot?

We have enjoyed reading lots of different stories, joined in with quizzes, created puppet shows and created own book covers!

 

F2B - World Book Day 2021, by Miss Kealey

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 4:28pm

F2B have had a brilliant day celebrating ‘World Book Day’! 

The children loved dressing up as their favourite characters and showing off their costumes.

We read lots of different stories, joined in with quizzes, created puppet shows and role played our favourite stories as well as so much more!

What a fun day! 

F2 Thursday 4th March 2021 Home Learning World Book Day, by Miss Ward

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 5:27pm

Hi F2,

Today is World Book Day. Here are today’s activities:

 

Morning Activities

Look at the World Book Day PowerPoint on School Spider. Can you complete the fun quiz?

Look at the Bookman and the World of Books PowerPoint on School Spider.

Can you complete some of these activities? There are some resources on the School Spider.

  • Design a front cover for a ‘fiction fusion’ story e.g. Goldilocks and Topsy and Tim
  • Design a character mask
  • Draw/paint yourself in your costume
  • Story map for your favourite story

 

Afternoon Activities

Look at the Bookman Brainteaser PowerPoint on School Spider. Can you think of some of the answers to the brainteasers?

Can you complete some of these activities?

  • Design a finger puppet of your favourite story character
  • Complete a bookman storyboard
  • Design a bookmark
  • Collect a stick and make a stickman
  • Make a puppet show
  • Read a story with an adult or sibling
  •  

Remember to send in a picture of your costume on Tapestry. We cannot wait to see what your favourite book characters are.

Wellbeing Activity: Read a story at home with a family member.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

World Book Day 4th March 2021, by Miss Flynn

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 10:07am

World Book Day | World Book Day is a registered charity. Our mission is to  give every child and young person a book of their own.

World Book Day - 4th March 2021

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

Throughout the day, your child's teacher will upload activities to complete to SchoolSpider however there are also a number of free events being hosted throughout the day.

See below for further information and don't forget to send photographs in if you have dressed up!

Most importantly- keep reading!

Miss Flynn :)

4TH MARCH

In the morning…

BBC Breakfast: tune in to see Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and Malcolm Donaldson sharing stories while dressed up as the book characters! If you’re inspired, check out our ideas on how to make your own book character costume to wear while you share your favourite stories. 

9:15am: Join CBBC presenter Kenzie Benali and Football School authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton for a fun, free live event! Hosted in collaboration with the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League, the event will be an interactive quiz, including a round led by footballers from the Premier League, the English Football League, and Women’s Super League! Join the event here

9-10am: Scala Radio’s Screentime with World Book Day. Scala will be playing music from films and TV shows that have been adapted from children’s books, including The Secret Garden, The BFG and Harry Potter. There will be exciting conversations about how to get involved with World Book Day, as well guest readings throughout the day. 

In the Afternoon…

1:45-2:45pm: Fonetti’s World Book Day online extravaganza! Register in advance to hear stories from Clare Balding and Christina Gabbitas, who will answer questions from young readers. Fonetti are also launching a new competition, where the winners can become a published author. Register for the event here

 2-2.45pm: KS3 event with Robert Muchamore, in partnership with South West ASCEL schools/libraries and Authors Aloud 

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Twinkl’s World Book Day Quiz! Twinkl are hosting a fun, quick fire World Book Day quiz. For children in the early years there will be the reading of a short story then asking some fun, quiz questions based on the book to practice children’s retelling and recall skills. Afterwards, there’s some further quiz fun as children can try to name that story with Twinkl’s PowerPoint and/or try another scavenger hunt for some further screen free, energy-burning fun. 

Big World Book Day Virtual Book Bonanza with At Home 4 Indies: Two brilliant schools events for KS1 and KS2, featuring Konnie Huq, Andy Shepherd, Jonny Duddle, Julia Patton, John Kane and Chris Wakling. Email athomewith4indies@gmail.com for more information. 

Become a RECORD SMASHER!  In celebration of the upcoming publication of The Incredible RecordSmashers by Jenny Pearson, Usborne and Guinness World Records are encouraging as many children as possible to have at a book-based challenge this World Book Day! Book tower & topple, book stacks, balancing books on your head… Everyone who has a go gets an official certificate to prove they are INCREDIBLE – get involved here

For older readers…

4-5pm: Spark Your Story with this free virtual Creative Writing Workshop. Aimed for ages 16-25,  join Isabelle King, Norfolk Storyteller and children’s author, to explore the stunning landscapes of Alfred Cohen, to inspire your writing. At the end of the workshop you will have created a setting, character and the start of your own amazing story. Click here to book your place.

F2 Wednesday 3rd March 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 2nd Mar 2021 @ 5:43pm

Hi F2, 

Here are today's activities: 

Literacy – Farm Animals

Listen to the story ‘Down on the farm’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usaNJILopQI

What animals did you spot in the story? What noises did they make? What were they doing?

Can you write some of the names of the animals? For example, pic, cow, dog, horse.

Challenge:  Can you put some of these words into sentences? For example, a pig is pink.

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Practise these Phase 2 and 3 phonemes (or, oa, ar, oo, oo)

Can you practise writing and remembering these High Frequency Words (down, went)

Can you write these words into the phoneme frame template? (skip ,brush ,bench, desk)

 

Maths – Time

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  For example –  counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more, one less, missing numbers.

Talk about different times of the day when we do things. For example: what time do you wake up, what time is lunch, what time do you have dinner?

Can you make a clock using cut up pieces of paper or draw it outside using chalk remember the 12 is a the top of the clock.

Can you make the o’clock times of the day. For example: school starts at 9 o’clock.

Remember the minute hand (longer hand) points to the 12 and the hour hand (smaller hand) points the hour it is.

 

Understanding the World: What animals eat?

What do different animals eat? What does a cat or dog eat?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z96vb9q Watch this 1-minute video, which explains what different animals eat.

Can you draw a picture of an animal you have learnt about and write what it eats.

Play a PE game: Can you move like different animals? For example: a cheetah, kangaroo, snake, sloth, crab, frog etc.

Wellbeing Activity: Go on a ‘senses walk’. Go to a familiar place (or somewhere completely new) and think of all of the things that you can see, hear, smell and feel. 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Tuesday 2nd March 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 1st Mar 2021 @ 7:38pm

Hi F2, 

Here are the activities for today:

Literacy – Guided Reading  

Choose a story to read at home with an adult. Can you find the beginning, middle and end of the story? Retell the story back to an adult or sibling at home. 

Can you draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and write a sentence why?

 

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Practise these Phase 2 and 3 phonemes (sh, ch, ck, th)

Can you practise writing and remembering these High Frequency Words (have, like)

Can you cut up these words and put them in a sentence? pig, see, pink, I , can, a

Play a phase 4 game on Phonics Play  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

Maths – Time

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  For example –  counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more, one less, missing numbers.

Recap over different types of time: analogue clock, digital clock, watches, and wall clocks. What numbers do we see on a clock?

If you have a wall clock or a watch, you might want to let your child look at it and let them explore the time and the way clocks work. If not have a look at this clock game on top marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Talk to the children about the hands on the clock being different sizes and where the minute hand goes when it’s an o’clock time.

Play a game: If you have chalk at home or you might want to use paper and pencils/crayons. Can you draw a clock and add the numbers to it? Draw 4 different o’clock times and put them in 4 corners. Have an adult or sibling shout out a time, can you run to it as fast as you can?

 

Understanding the World: Types of animals

Can you remember what a reptile is? Can you think of any animals that are reptiles?

Watch these 1-minute videos to learn about reptiles, mammals and amphibians.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp9pfg8 - Reptiles

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp92xnb - Mammals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zc6br82 - Amphibians

Choose an animal, either a mammal or amphibian. Can you draw the animal, you might want to colour it or paint it.

Can you write a fact about your animal too?

 

 

Wellbeing Activity: Share a story with a family member and listen to Miss Kealey’s video reading the story Owl Babies.

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Monday 1st March 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 28th Feb 2021 @ 9:59am

Hi F2, 

Here are activities for today: 

Literacy – Labelling a farm

Look at this picture of a farm.  https://wallpapercave.com/wp/wp3228055.jpg

What can you see on the farm? What animals or objects are there? For example: mud, tree, sun, log, barn, farmer.

Can you write some words of things you would find on a farm?

Challenge: Can you put some of these words into sentences? For example, A big red barn.

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Practise these Phase 2 and 3 phonemes (i,j,v,x,w,y)

Can you practise writing and remembering these High Frequency Words (come, some)

Write ‘pot’ on a piece of paper. Can you add a ‘s’ in front of pot to make a new word? What is the word you have made?

Repeat with stop, skip, trip, plan, from.

Play a phase 4 game on Phonics Play  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

Maths – Time

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  For example –  counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more, one less, missing numbers.

Have a look around your house, can you find anything that tells the time? Look at different types of clocks e.g. analogue clock (wall clock) or a digital clock.

Play a game of ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’ with your family.

Write numbers on paper and place the numbers in the shape of a clock. Can you make different O’clock times?

 

RE: Sorrow and Joy

Look at a picture of a child who is sad (See school spider template) Can you think of a reason why the child might be sad?

What things could you do to cheer up the child? Can you think of a list of kind things you could do?

Can you make a face (either out of a paper plate or out of paper) of someone who has shown you kindness?

Can you write why they are kind too?

 

Wellbeing Activity: Learn how to bake or cook something. Could you make a healthy treat or a new meal? 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Friday 26th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 25th Feb 2021 @ 5:56pm

Hi F2, 

Here are today's activites:

Literacy – Farmer Duck

Re-listen to the story Farmer Duck. Miss Kealey has read the story on Tapestry (Memo’s).

Have a look at some of the pictures of the farmer in the story. What is he doing? What does he look like?

Can you write some words (adjectives) to describe the farmer? For example, old, lazy, grumpy. You can even draw a picture of the farmer too.

Challenge: Can you put some of these words into a sentence or caption?

 

Phonics – Revision and Spellings

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action ‘j, er, w, ai, ee, igh’

Can you practise your spellings for this week. ‘and, of, is, on’. How many did you get correct?

Play some free blending games on Phonics Play or Phonics Bloom.

Maths – Ordering Numbers

Practise counting using the splat square. For example – 1-20 forwards and backwards. Counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more one less, missing number etc. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Using pieces of paper can you practise your number formation by writing numbers 1-10. Can you cut them up and order them? If you want you can order numbers 1-20 or even higher!

Challenge – Ask an adult to take some numbers away can you work out the missing numbers and then count from different starting points and fill in the missing number. E.g. 12, 13, __, 15, 16.

 

Understanding the World – Reptiles

How many different reptiles can you remember? Draw them on a piece of paper and play the game ‘Who am I? Can you ask questions to guess which reptile you have on your head? E.g. Do I have legs? Do I slither?

Choose a reptile, can you draw a picture and label it. Then write a fact about your reptile. For example: A snake has scales.

 

Wellbeing Activity: Do some Yoga. Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube has some brilliant sessions.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Thursday 25th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 5:44pm

Hi F2, 

Here are todays activities: 

Literacy – Farmer Duck

Re-listen to the story Farmer Duck. Miss Kealey has read the story on Tapestry (Memo’s).

Can you remember what an adjective is? (An adjective is a word to describe something, For example, A green tractor)

Have a look at some of the pictures of the duck at the start and middle of the story. How is he feeling?

Can you write some words (adjectives) to describe the duck? For example, sad, small. You can even draw a picture of the duck too.

Challenge: Can you put some of these words into a sentence or caption?

 

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action -  ‘t, s, ff, ur, er, air, ure’

Using the phoneme frame template on the School Spider. Ask an adult to say these words to you. Remember to segment it slowly. Can you write these words into the frame and add sound buttons. (dump, sent, milk, clown)

Challenge: Can you write a sentence containing one of these words? It can be a silly sentence if you like. (A sentence that does not make sense)

 

Maths – Subitising Numbers

Practise counting using the splat square. For example – 1-20 forwards and backwards. Counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s,one more one less, missing number etc.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Listen to the song by Jack Hartman all about recognising numbers in different ways and representations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib5Gf3GIzAg

Complete the worksheet on School Spider.

 

Understanding the World – Reptiles

Watch the story ‘Miles and Miles of Reptiles’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4q9mRd2S20

Pick an animal from the story. How do you know it is a reptile? What features does it have? E.g. legs, scales, claws etc. Can you talk with an adult about how reptiles lay eggs? They lay eggs that are soft and rubbery. How do you think the animals keep them safe?

Can you design a nesting environment to keep reptile eggs safe? Please find a template attached on School Spider.

Can you make the habitat out of materials you have at home? For example, boxes, paper etc.

 

 

Wellbeing Activity: Think of a gift that you could give to somebody. Can you draw or make something that will make them smile?

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

 

F2 Wednesday 24th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 23rd Feb 2021 @ 5:51pm

 Hi F2, 

Here are the activities for today:

Literacy – Farmer Duck

Re-listen to the story Farmer Duck. Miss Kealey has read the story on Tapestry (Memo’s).

Can you remember your actions for the story? Can you act out the story to an adult or sibling at home?

Complete a storyboard/map activity. Please find the worksheet attached on School Spider.

 

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action ‘o, a, r, e, oa, or, ear, ure’

Play a Phonics Play buried treasure game with words containing adjacent consonants. For example: lamp (the ‘mp’ is the adjacent consonant). https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

Can you try to read these sentences containing adjacent consonant words in them? You might want to draw the sound buttons underneath to help you.

  • A lost chimp felt so sad he wept.
  • This belt is so tight, it hurts my waist.
  • A tent will get damp in the rain.

Maths – Number Formation

Practise counting using the splat square. For example – 1-20 forwards and backwards. Counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s,one more one less, missing number etc.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Ask an adult to write some numbers on a piece of paper. (Adult - Draw a number that is backwards or the wrong formation, which is amongst some numbers that are wrote correctly. Can your child spot it and write it the correct way.)

Complete worksheet on School Spider.

 

Understanding the World – Reptiles

We will begin our topic on reptiles today.

Do you know anything about reptiles already?

Watch the video Reptiles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DefLKnKyQfA

What are the differences between humans and reptiles? Use the template attached on School Spider to sort between reptiles and non-reptiles?

Challenge: Can you draw a picture of a reptile and label it?

 

Wellbeing Activity: Laugh! Share some favourite jokes with friends or watch a funny cartoon or video.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team 

 

 

F2 Tuesday 23rd February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 22nd Feb 2021 @ 3:03pm

Hi F2, 

We hope you had a lovely and relaxing half term! Here are the activities for today: 

Literacy - Farmer Duck

Listen to the story Farmer Duck. Miss Kealey has read the story for you on Tapestry (Memo's). Can you role play the story and create actions for different parts. Can you act out the story for your family and tell them what happens at each part, for example, the beginning, middle and end. What is your favourite part of the story? 

Phonics — Adjacent Consonants

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action 'th, ck, t, sh, ch'

Write the word 'ten' on a piece of paper. Segment and blend the word. Add the letter 't' to the end of the word to make the word 'tent'. For each of the following words (below) write the first three letters e.g. ten, dam, lum, ben, men. Can you add a letter to the each of these 3 letters to make another word? For example: tent, damp, lump, bend, mend.

Maths — Counting

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-countlpatnt-the-squares For example — counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10's, counting in 2's, one more, one less, missing numbers. 

Can you write numbers 1-10 on cut up pieces of paper? Can you match the correct amount of objects to the number? Can you practise forming the numbers too? Challenge: Can you do this for numbers to 20 or higher?

RE: Lent

Talk about the beginning of Lent — Shrove Tuesday. Did anyone have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? Discuss meaning behind Shrove Tuesday with your child. (Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent — the 40 days leading up to Easter — was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday people made pancakes to eat before the fasting during Lent)

During Lent, people make promises or give things up as it is a time for Christians to reflect and think about Jesus and how he fasted for 40 days and nights.

Can you make a Lenten Promise? Please find a worksheet attached on the School Spider. For example: I will help with the washing. I will give up sweets. I will tidy my room.

Wellbeing Activity: Make a friendship bracelet.

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

 

F2 Friday 12th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 5:51pm

Hi F2, 

Here are the activities for today: 

Literacy – Literacy Shed – ‘Tuesday’

Recap over the story ‘Tuesday’ by David Weiner The Picture Book Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

Can you pretend to be another animal – where would you go and who would you be? Maybe your favourite animal. Can you perform an action as a new animal – can your family guess the animal?

Create your own version of the story with a new character and location.

For example: Pigs fly in the sky and go to the beach.

Phonics – Consolidation

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action ‘j, er, w, ai, ee, igh’

Can you practise your spellings for this week. ‘it, an, not, put’. How many did you get correct?

Play some free blending games on Phonics Play or Phonics Bloom.

Maths – Money

Play the game: Pay with just one coin https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=payusingonecoinv3

Play a listening game with pennies and a jar. Have an adult choose an amount and drop that amount of pennies into the jar, can you close your eyes and listen for how many pennies dropped and guess the amount.

Then can you count out the coins in the jar and write the total amount e.g. 5 pennies in the jar is 5p.

Complete the worksheet on the School Spider.

 

PSED: Koala makes the Right Choice

Listen to Miss Kealey’s video of the story –‘Koala Makes the Right Choice’ on Tapestry (Memo). Talk about the importance of making the right choices

Key questions: Answer Verbally

  • Have you ever made the wrong choice before?
  • How did that choice make your/others feel?
  • When have you made the right choice?
  • What did you like about making the right choice?
  • Talk about food choices here too (link to lunch times in school)

Draw a good choice and a bad choice and label it.

For example: A good choice is sharing toys. A bad choice is snatching a toy.

 

Wellbeing Activity: Read a story with someone at home.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Thursday 11th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 5:32pm

Hi F2, 

Here are today's activities: 

Literacy – Literacy Shed – ‘Tuesday’

Recap over the story ‘Tuesday’ by David Weiner The Picture Book Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

Look at the characters in the video. For example: The man in the kitchen, the frogs etc.

Can you make a frog mask and act out parts of the story? Can you describe the frog? e.g green, slimy.

Can you draw a picture of one of the characters or a frog and write some words or sentences to describe them?

 

Phonics – Consolidation

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action ‘v, sh, ch, z, ll, ff, ss’

Recap the caption action for the ‘ure’. Can you form this grapheme on paper?

Ask an adult to write some words containing the ‘ure’ sound and hide them around your house. Can you go on a detective hunt to find them and try to segment and blend them?

Maths – Money

Listen to the coins song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFzAU3u06Ps

With your role-play shop you made yesterday, can you give the different objects/items a price. Either find some pennies or make some out of paper. Can you use the coins to buy the items? Adults can you encourage your child and use language such as change, price, amount, coins, money, left over, expensive, cheap etc.

 

Thematic: What sounds can you hear in the Rainforest?

Can you make some shadow puppets of animals you might find in the rainforest. Can you find a torch and make the shadows move?

Have a think about animals losing their homes if the rainforest is chopped down, can you write a letter to tell people to stop cutting trees down?

Remember to write your full name at the bottom of the letter.

 

Wellbeing Activity: Make an obstacle course – how fast can you complete it?

                                                                                      

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Wednesday 10th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 5:40pm

Hi F2, 

Here are your activities for today: 

Literacy – Literacy Shed – ‘Tuesday’

Recap over the story ‘Tuesday’ by David Weiner The Picture Book Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

Imagine you are a different character from the story e.g. the man in the kitchen. What do you think he might say about seeing the frogs flying?

Can you write a speech bubble about what you would say if you saw the flying frogs?

Please find a worksheet attached on the School Spider.

 

Phonics – Consolidation

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action ‘th, oa, air, ng, ch, sh’

Recap caption/action for the ‘ear’ grapheme. Can you write it too? Can you write some words containing this grapheme? For example: dear, fear, beard.

Can you write the sound buttons underneath each ‘ear’ word.

 

Maths – Money

Recap the different amounts of coins and their value. Play the Top Marks Shop game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Can you make a role-play shop? Can you decide on prices of objects, what is more expensive? What is cheaper? Can you write some price tags for items in your shop?  For example: 5p for an apple.

Please find an example worksheet/template on the School Spider.

 

Thematic: What sounds can you hear in the Rainforest?

Listen to the story ‘Slowly, slowly said the sloth’ by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZX39Nc20Ys

Can you think of different rainforest animals that are featured in the story?

Can you create a big rainforest to save the animals using a variety of materials? What does the rainforest need? Tall trees, flowers, vines etc. using paper can you make a rainforest scene and add different animals to it.

Wellbeing Activity: Make up a dance routine or song               

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

 

F2 Tuesday 9th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 5:48pm

Hi F2, 

Here are your activities for today: 

Computing – Internet Safety Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwv8iAjBvpE Watch the video all about Smartie the Penguin and how to stay safe online.

Can you draw a picture of someone who you would speak to if you had any worries online. Can you write their name or a sentence too? (Please find the worksheet on the school spider)

 

Phonics – Consolidation

In Phonics, we are practising our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes:

Phase 2 (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er).

Ask an adult to write some ‘or’ and ‘oa’ words on paper. For example: fork, thorn, horn, corn, torch, goal, coat, boat, goat, soap.

Can orally segment the words and then sort them into 2 piles – ‘or’ ‘oa’ (See video on tapestry for phonics terminology support)

Challenge - Can you write some of these words in a sentence? e.g. The goat is big.

Maths – Money

Recap different coin names and what each coin looks like (1p, 2p, 5p,10p, 20p)

Listen to the coins song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFzAU3u06Ps

Find some different coins around your house, a crayon and a piece of paper. Can you make some coin rubbings? You might want to draw a purse or wallet they can go into.

Challenge – Can you write the value of each coin?

 

Thematic – What sounds can you hear in the Rainforest?

Recap the story about an Orang-utan (The video is on Tapestry – Memo).

Talk about how the animals would feel about their home being chopped down.

What do you think the animals would say?

Can you write a speech bubble of what the animals would say? For example: Do not chop down my home.

 

 

Wellbeing Activity: Make a puppet using a sock. Can you give it a name?

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Monday 8th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 7th Feb 2021 @ 11:39am

Hi F2,

We hope you have had a lovely weekend. Here are today's activities: 

Literacy – Literacy Shed – ‘Tuesday’

Watch ‘Tuesday’ by David Weiner  The Picture Book Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

Explain to children that this story doesn’t have any words. How are we going to know what is happening without words? Discuss what happened in the video – beginning, middle and end. Role-play the story. What happens at the very end? Where might they go?

Draw a picture of the frogs and where they might go can you write a caption for the drawing?

 

Phonics – Consolidation

In Phonics, we are practising our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes:

Phase 2 (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er).

Recap caption/action for the ‘th’ grapheme. Can you write it too? Can you write some words containing the ‘th’ grapheme?

 

Maths – Money

Recap different coin names and what each coin looks like (1p, 2p, 5p,10p, 20p)

Have a look at some coins that you might have at home. Talk about when we use coins and when we might spend them. When might we choose to keep them in our purses/wallets instead of spending them?

Can you draw some different coins and write the amounts too?

RE: Jesus heals a man at the pool of Bethesda

Read the story - Cure of the man at the pool. Talk about how Jesus helped a person who was ill and how he healed him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1cykPOiMuY

Key Questions

Where did Jesus go? Who did he see? Why were the people there? What were they waiting for? What was going to happen? Who did Jesus speak to? What did he say to him? What happened next?

Write simple sentences/phrases for different ways they could help the sick e.g. We can send flowers.

Watch another of Jesus’ miracles of how he heals a man born blind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4qZ2KSbdxI

Key Questions – What did Jesus do with the mud? What happened when the man washed the mud away?

Wellbeing Activity: Go for a walk can you collect some twigs and make a picture using them?

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Friday 5th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 7:29pm

Hi F2,

Here are today's activities: 

Literacy – Alliteration

Write and sing the alphabet with someone at home.

Can you think of something that begins with each letter of the alphabet? For example: c –cat, f- frog, a – ant etc.

Complete the worksheet attached on the School Spider.

Challenge: Can you make a ‘Silly Soup’ of words all beginning with the same letter? For example: Dan danced dinosaurs.

Phonics – Consolidation

In Phonics, we are practising our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes:

Phase 2 (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er).

Look at a picture of a woodland scene https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/assets/resources/shared/pdf-thumbnails/printables-scene-woodland.jpg and can you write words for some of the objects you can see?

Challenge- Can you write some of these words in a caption. I see a fox.

Maths – Halving Objects

Join in with the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYMBQ92RoVw

Can you match the halves of the objects to make a whole on the worksheet?

Challenge – Can you draw your own object and cut it into two halves.

 

PSED: Lost and Found

Go on to Tapestry (Memo). Watch Miss Kealey’s video reading the story ‘Lost and Found’.

Look at the front cover of the book – how are the characters feeling? Why?

Read through the story. What does it mean to be lonely? Have you ever felt lonely before? Did anyone make you feel better? How do you know if someone is feeling lonely? What could you do to make them feel better? Talk about friendship in school.

Activity: Draw around your hand. On each finger can you write a name of someone you could talk to if you felt lonely? Can you decorate your handprint too.

Challenge - Write a sentence about what you could do if you or your friend was feeling lonely.

 

We have started uploading videos of stories on Tapestry (Memo). In addition, there is a video on Tapestry explaining some Phonics terminology.

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week there are lots of activities that you can do on https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ Place 2B website.

Wellbeing Activity: Play a game. For example: jigsaw, musical statues, board game.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

 

F2 Thursday 4th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 3rd Feb 2021 @ 5:38pm

Hi F2, 

Here are today's activities:

Literacy – Alliteration

Listen to the story (Akira’s Animal Alphabet Alliterations) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-IpfL1uCgc

Can you think of any more alliterative animal phrases? E.g. blue bird, green grasshopper, ruby ring.

Can you write an alliterative poem all about animals or objects? It doesn’t have to rhyme.

For example: I can see a blue bird.

I can see a big brown bear.

I have a ruby red ring.

 

Phonics – Consolidation

In Phonics, we are practising our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes:

Phase 2 (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er).

Play a game of splat the sound. Can you write some of your Phase 2 and 3 sounds on paper and have an adult say a sound. Can you splat it with your hand?

Challenge – can you write a word containing that sound?

 

Maths – Halving

Watch and join in with the lesson about halving https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-half-part-1-ccvp8t  

Can you complete the worksheet all about halving? (You will find this on the School Spider)

Thematic: What sounds can you hear in the rainforest?

Go on to Tapestry (Memo). Watch Miss Kealey’s video reading a story all about an Orang-utan.

Talk to children about the issues the rainforest animals are facing due to the trees being cut down and their habitat destroyed.

Can you use a range of materials to make a ‘Save our rainforest’ poster, think about what you could write on the poster.

 

We have started uploading videos of stories on Tapestry (Memo). In addition, there is a video on Tapestry explaining some Phonics terminology.

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week there are lots of activities that you can do on https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ Place 2B website.

 

Wellbeing Activity: Play a game of hide and seek with your family

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 2nd Feb 2021 @ 6:38pm

Hi F2, 

Here are todays activities: 

Literacy – Alliteration

Sometimes we get words muddled when they all begin with the same letter and are next to each other, which is alliteration. Listen some tongue twisters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tvZ-J5AsfM&t=187s&pbjreload=101

Can you say the first letter that their name begins with? For example ‘B’ for Billy. Can you recognise the first letter of the names of the people you live with?

Can you write a name label but use some alliteration too. Think about your coat peg in school what is the picture? For example: Tiger Tim. You might even want to think of an action For example: Jumping Jake.

Phonics – Consolidation

In Phonics, we are practising our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes:

Phase 2 (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er).

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/assets/resources/shared/pdf-thumbnails/printables-scene-farmyard.jpg Can you look at the picture. can you write some words to match what you see in the picture? For example: sheep. Can you write your sound buttons too?

 

Maths – Halving

Watch the story all about halving https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=663FhDCwhkY

Have some different pieces of fruit/ objects E.g. 4 apples, 6 bananas, 5 oranges etc.

Pick a number. Can they count out the correct amount of fruit/ objects and halve it equally (share between 2)?

Repeat this with different numbers.

 

Thematic: What sounds can you hear in the rainforest?

Talk about the rainforest climate and the fact that it rains a lot. Show children rainmaker instrument and explore using it to make different sounds. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KDYKZOQJL._AC_SX425_.jpg


Explore pouring different materials into cardboard tubes (kitchen roll tube or just rolled up card) eg. lentils, rice etc and what sounds best.

Can you create a rainforest design on paper that can be wrapped around your rainmaker you might include trees and what animals live in the rainforest.

Can you make a rainforest sound composition, explore starting quietly and then get louder.

We have started uploading videos of stories on Tapestry (Memo). In addition, there is a video on Tapestry explaining some Phonics terminology.

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week there are lots of activities that you can do on https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ Place 2B website.

Wellbeing Activity: Do some yoga with your family.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

 

F2 Tuesday 2nd February Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 5:49pm

Hi F2, 

Here are today's activties: 

Literacy – Alliteration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4YaF-jXWuY Play a game of eye spy. Can the children find the picture that matches the letter?

Look at this picture. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/09/71/61/097161aac1230c50448fbd5b11dcea06.jpg

Can you find pictures of objects that begin with the same letter? For example: Pig, Pineapple etc.

Challenge: Can you say them or write them in a sentence? e.g. I saw a pig eating a pineapple.

Phonics – Consolidation

In Phonics, we are practising our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes:

Phase 2 (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er).

Model reading words with two syllables chicken, tonight, boatman, rooftop, farmyard, market, lightning, bedroom. Can you use your sound buttons underneath to help you?

Look at a picture of a sea scene on this link https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/assets/resources/shared/pdf-thumbnails/printables-scene-seaside.jpg Can you label items in picture e.g. shell, fish, shark, tooth, boat, sail, ship.

Can you practise reading the sentences?

The farmyard is full of pigs and cows. Lightning might hit a boat tonight. Rats run on the rooftops in the dark.

 

Maths – Doubling

Listen to the doubles song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At0quRa90rs

Can you draw or make a domino. Can you practise making your doubling addition facts e.g. 1+1 = 2, 2+2=4 etc.

Can you complete the worksheet attached on the school spider?

 

Thematic: What sounds can you hear in the rainforest?

EYFS/KS1 Music: Andy Day looks at rainforests - BBC Teach watch the video. Can you guess what habitat we are going to be learning more about?

Talk about habitat ‘the rainforest’ and discuss what it is like there and the animals that live there.
 

Listen to the music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8myYyMg1fFE&t=193s Think about what sounds you might hear in the rainforest, what could they be?

Can you draw the rainforest and think of onomatopoeia words to match the sounds e.g. drip, drop, splash, tweet, crunch etc.

We have started uploading videos of stories being read on Tapestry (Memo). In addition, there is a video on Tapestry explaining some Phonics terminology.

 

Wellbeing Activity: Draw a picture for someone and post it to them.

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

 

F2 Monday 1st February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 31st Jan 2021 @ 9:58am

Hi F2,

We hope you all had a lovely weekend! We cannot wait to see all of your hard work!

 

Literacy – Alliteration

Listen to the alliteration song - https://www.youtube.com/watch/y-koivS_aho

Alliteration is when we have words that begin with the same letter. E.g. jiggle jelly, brown bear. Can you play a game of eye spy and find things that begin with the same letter?

Choose a letter and write some words of things that begin with that letter. You could even draw a picture too.

How many letters can you complete?

 

Phonics – Consolidation

In Phonics, we are practising our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes:

Phase 2 (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er).

Can you write a sentence using last week’s spellings e.g. all, he, my , into

Go on Phonics Play or Phonics Bloom and complete some of the free blending games.

 

Maths – Doubling

Listen to the My Doggie Double song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqp90ulJiIo&t=50s

Can you make or draw a butterfly and cut some circles out of paper. Then roll a dice and whatever number it lands on can you put the circles on each side of the butterfly’s wings. Can you work out what double of your number is?

e.g. 3 and 3 is 6 (so double 3 is 6)

 

RE: Jesus heals the sick

Listen to the Story of Ben. (Ask an adult to read the story, please see attached)

Can you verbally answer these questions?

How did Ben feel when he was in hospital?

• What did his friends make for him?

• Can anyone think of anything else they did?

• What did Ben think was the best thing they did?

• How can we help people when they are ill?

Listen to the song and join in with the actions. We Believe (Easter Song) - YouTube

Jesus brought the good news of God’s love to everyone. He healed the sick, raised the dead, he fed the hungry and he quickly forgave people who had made wrong choices.

Write a speech bubble of what they think Jesus would say to the sick.

 

Wellbeing Activity: Sing some nursery rhymes with your family.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Friday 29th January 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 28th Jan 2021 @ 5:38pm

Hi F2,

Here are your activties for today:

Literacy – Wanted Poster

We are so impressed with the instructions you created yesterday.

We want you to make a wanted poster so Goldilocks can clean up the mess using your instructions. Think about what she looks like and what she did. Can you include that in your poster. You might even want to draw a picture of her too.

Phonics – Consolidation

In Phonics, we are practising our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes:

Phase 2 (s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er).

Play sentence substitution: Read the sentence and then swap one of the words in purple to make a new sentence to read.

You can hear a goat. (toad – song – see – coin).

They might meet in the town. (market – summer –we – fish.)

The shop is on the corner. (church – right – shark – boat)

 

Maths – Repeated Patterns

We have been so impressed with your repeated patterns. We thought you might like to make another one but this time with some yummy treats. 

You might have some biscuits (or something alike) at home. Or you could pick up one of the baking packs from school (Annexe building 10am -11am) and make some if you like. We would like to decorate some biscuits or make some of different shapes or colours to create a repeated pattern.

PSED: The squirrels who squabbled.

Before playing the video. Look at the front cover of the book. How do you think the characters are feeling? What does the word squabbled means? What might they ‘squabble’ about?

Watch the video The Squirrels Who Squabbled by Tim Field - YouTube

Think about: What does it mean to share? Do you think the characters were good at staring in the beginning? What did they learn? Do you think it is important to share with your friends? Why?

Can you create a poster showing ways you can share?

 

Wellbeing Activity: Bake some yummy treats with your family. This might help with the maths activity for today.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

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