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Term 6 – Week 7

Hello everyone. How lovely to see some Foxes in school over the past few weeks – I wish I could have spent some time with you all, but I know you all had a great time in your bubbles.

The staff were totally blown away by the amazingly generous gifts that were sent in – THANK YOU! We all love what we do and feel part of such a great community – it was so very kind of everyone who was involved.

Here is the maths for this week:

Year 2:

Year 2 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Telling time to 5 minutesLesson 2 – Hours and daysLesson 3 – Find durations of timeLesson 4 – Compare durations of time

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Telling time to 5 minutesLesson 2 Answers – Hours and daysLesson 3 Answers – Find durations of timeLesson 4 Answers – Compare durations of time

Year 3:

Year 3 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Compare capacityLesson 2 – Add and subtract capacityLesson 3 – PictogramsLesson 4 – Bar charts

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Compare capacityLesson 2 Answers – Add and subtract capacityLesson 3 Answers – PictogramsLesson 4 Answers – Bar charts

Wishing you all a great week – stay safe and look after each other.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Term 6 – Week 6

Hi everyone. It was lovely to see some of the Year 2s over the past week from afar – I can’t believe how much you have all grown! It’ll be great to see some Year 3 faces this week 🙂

Here is the maths for the week:

Year 2:

Year 2 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – LitresLesson 2 – TemperatureLesson 3 – O clock and half pastLesson 4 – Quarter past and quarter to

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – LitresLesson 2 Answers – TemperatureLesson 3 Answers – O clock and half pastLesson 4 Answers – Quarter past and quarter to

Year 3:

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Measure mass (2)Lesson 2 – Compare massLesson 3 – Add and subtract massLesson 4 – Measure capacity (2)

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Measure mass (2)Lesson 2 Answers – Compare massLesson 3 Answers – Add and subtract massLesson 4 Answers – Measure capacity (2)

Hope you all have a great week.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

 

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Term 6 – Week 5

Hi everyone – hope you have been enjoying the sunshine! I have been out cycling and running when I can. I’m pleased Miss Finch and I have managed to speak to most of you by now – it has been lovely to hear how everyone is doing.

Here is the maths for this week:

Year 2:

Year 2 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Measure mass in gramsLesson 2 – Measure mass in kilogramsLesson 3 – Compare volumeLesson 4 – Milliltres

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Measure mass in gramsLesson 2 Answers – Measure mass in kilogramsLesson 3 Answers – Compare volumeLesson 4 Answers – Milliltres

Year 3:

Year 3 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Draw accuratelyLesson 2 – Recognise and describe 2D shapesLesson 3 – Recognise and describe 3D shapesLesson 4 – Telling the time to 5 minutes

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Draw accuratelyLesson 2 Answers – Recognise and describe 2D shapesLesson 3 Answers – Recognise and describe 3D shapesLesson 4 Answers – Telling the time to 5 minutes

We’re really looking to seeing some of you back at school over the next few weeks – even though we won’t be in the same bubble, we can still wave and say hello!

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Term 6 – Week 4

Hi everyone. Here is the maths for this week:

Year 2:

Year 2 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Measure length (cm)Lesson 2 – Compare lengthsLesson 3 – Four operations with lengthsLesson 4 – Compare mass

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Measure length (cm)Lesson 2 Answers – Compare lengthsLesson 3 Answers – Four operations with lengthsLesson 4 Answers – Compare mass

 

Year 3:

Year 3 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Right angles in shapesLesson 2 – Compare anglesLesson 3 – Horizontal and verticalLesson 4 – Parallel and perpendicular

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Right angles in shapesLesson 2 Answers – Compare anglesLesson 3 Answers – Horizontal and verticalLesson 4 Answers – Parallel and perpendicular

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, or you just need to talk anything through, do get in touch with the school office and one of us will be in touch.

Thinking of you all and sending you good wishes.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Term 6 – Week 3

Hi everyone. We have managed to speak to some of you over the past week, which has been lovely. If you haven’t yet had a phonecall from us then we will ring you soon – we are working through the list!

Here is the maths for this week:

Year 2:

Video Links_Y2

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapesLesson 2 – Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapesLesson 3 – Sort 2D and 3D shapesLesson 4 – Merge 2D and 3D shapes

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapesLesson 2 Answers – Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapesLesson 3 Answers – Sort 2D and 3D shapesLesson 4 Answers – Make patterns with 2D and 3D shapes

Year 3:

Video Links_Y3

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Order fractions 2020Lesson 2 – Add fractions 2020Lesson 3 – Subtract fractions 2020Lesson 4 – Problem solving with addition and subtraction of fractions

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Order fractions 2020Lesson 2 Answers – Add fractions 2020Lesson 3 Answers – Subtract fractions 2020Lesson 4 Answers – Problem solving with addition and subtraction of fractions

 

Hope you all have a wonderful week. Look after each other.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

 

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Term 6 – Week 2

Hi everyone. Hope you are all ok and that you managed to do some of the suggested activities last week. We have had a busy time back at school, but it’s not the same without you all there!

Here are the resources you need for White Rose Maths for this week:

Year 2:

Video links:

Year 2 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 Unit fractions 2019Lesson 2 Non-unit fractions 2019Lesson 3 Find a half 2019Lesson 4 Find a quarter 2019

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers Unit fractions 2019Lesson 2 Answers Non-unit fractions 2019Lesson 3 Answers Find a half 2019Lesson 4 Answers Find a quarter 2019

 

Year 3:

Video links:

Year 3 Video Links

Worksheets:

Lesson 1 – Equivalent fractions (1) 2020Lesson 2 – Equivalent fractions (2) 2020Lesson 3 – Equivalent fractions (3) 2020Lesson 4 – Compare fractions 2020

Answers:

Lesson 1 Answers – Equivalent fractions (1) 2020Lesson 2 Answers – Equivalent fractions (2) 2020Lesson 3 Answers – Equivalent fractions (3) 2020Lesson 4 Answers – Compare fractions 2020

As always, we are thinking about you all. Stay safe and have a great week!

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Term 6 – Week 1

Hi everyone. Hope you are all ok and that you have been enjoying the lovely weather. I’ve been spending lots of time in the garden this weekend and last night we sat outside until late, looking up at the stars.

Miss Finch and I will be back at Hamsey this week with Reception and Year 1 – we are sad that we won’t get to see you all, but we are thinking about you lots.

This term because we are teaching, we won’t be able to post on the blog each day like we have done before. Instead, we will upload the White Rose Maths resouces for the week, which you can work through each day as you choose (there are four per week). Here are the activities and answers (for you to check afterwards) for this week:

Year 2:

Term 6_Week 1_Year-2

Lesson 1 – The 10 times-table 2019
Lesson 2 – Make equal groups – sharing 2019
Lesson 3 – Make equal groups – grouping 2019
Lesson 4 – Odd and even numbers 2019

Lesson 1 Answers – The 10 times-table 2019
Lesson 2 Answers – Make equal groups – sharing 2019
Lesson 3 Answers – Make equal groups – grouping 2019
Lesson 4 Answers – Odd and even numbers 2019

Year 3:

Term 6_Week 1_Year-3

Lesson 1 – Tenths as decimals 2019
Lesson 2 – Fractions on a number line 2019
Lesson 3 – Fractions of a set of objects (1) 2019
Lesson 4 – Fractions of a set of objects (2) 2019

Lesson 1 Answers – Tenths as decimals 2019
Lesson 2 Answers – Fractions on a number line 2019
Lesson 3 Answers – Fractions of a set of objects (1) 2019
Lesson 4 Answers – Fractions of a set of objects (2) 2019

Here is an overview of learning for Term 6 – Take One Step. We have given you some suggested activities to try, along with websites where you can find lots of home learning activities:

Take One Step_Term 6

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy week. If you have any questions, please do email the office and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can. Miss you all.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Friday 22nd May

The-End-Of-The-Week-

Welcome to the end of another week. Hasn’t time flown! We hope you have enjoyed your home learning so far. Next week is half-term and we will be uploading a few creative craft ideas as well as some Art Youtube videos from Mrs G to keep you busy, if you so wish. But, remember this is an opportunity for you to take a break from all your hard work and efforts you have been putting in during Term 5!

Maths

So for your learning today, we would like you to finish the week with some maths work. Perhaps you might use TTR or Karate Cats – can anyone else unlock some new outfits for those cats?

Then use the links to access the White Rose Friday Maths Challenge. The most suitable questions for Year 2 are Questions 1,2&3. For Year 3 it is Questions 1,2,3&4. But why don’t you work with your family on the rest of the problems. Do as many as you can! Help each other out.

Family-Challenge-Friday-22nd

Family-Challenge-Friday-22nd-Answers

Phonics

Follow the links for your phonics or SPAG work.

Year 2: ph Spelling Activity

Year 3: Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat 5 – Cursive

 

Literacy

Today we would like you to use the image from Pobble 365, see below, to be creative.

Pobble 365 The Tunnel

If you stumbled across this tunnel on a walk in the woods what do you think would happen if you walked through it?

Would you walk through into a new place? Would anyone or anything be there?  What if it was a portal and transported you to another world?

Task: Either draw a picture of what you think would happen or write a description about it. Use your imagination.

 

French

As-tu un animal?   (Do you have an animal?)

If someone asked you if you had an animal, or pet, in French you would use one of the following replies, depending if you do or not!

Oui, j’ai un/une      (Yes I have a/an…   )

 (…include the name of the animal/animals in French)

Non, je n’ai pas d’animal.        (No I do not have an animal.)

Possible Tasks:

*Practise speaking in French at home. Ask a family member to ask you the question; As- tu-un animal? See if you can answer in French. You could try different replies even if you do or don’t have a pet! You could also ask them the question! Use the handout from yesterday to help you say the animal names in French.

Animal-word-cards-french_

*You could draw a picture of your pet in your home learning book and write both the question and answer in French.

OR

*Have a go at the tasks on the ‘As- tu-un animal?’ handout.

French-Activity-Sheet-As-Tu-Un-Animal

 

We hope you have a lovely day, enjoy your weekend and look out for our Half -term activities!

From Miss Finch and Mr Dean

 

Reflection

Would you rather….

I would rather….. because…….

would you rather sand or snow

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Thursday 21st May

172323-Good-Morning-Its-Thursday

I hope you are all well and enjoyed the amazing weather we had yesterday!

So, today we would like you to continue with your maths work. Did anyone try out Karate Cats? There are also lots of maths games you can play on MyMaths, you don’t just have to complete the tasks set! Have some fun with your learning.

Continue to use the links for White Rose or BBC Bitesize on the weekly overview, for your maths task, whichever you prefer.

Phonics / SPAG

Year 2: oy Spelling Activity

Year 3: Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat 4 – Cursive

Literacy

For your writing task today, now you have got to know the book ‘The Tunnel’ so well, we would like to see if you can write your own version of the blurb.  You could try and write it within 3 sentences like Anthony Browne!

The Tunnel Blurb

Remember you want to try and encourage people to read the book so use some exciting words and language!

French

For the next two days we would like you to look at names for animals and learn to ask questions about animals.

mon préféré est un éléphant

Can anyone guess what my sentence means?

Have a look at the PowerPoint below and see if you can learn some of the words for animals in French.

French-animal-powerpoint-

Task:

Look at the ‘match and say’ handout. It will help you with the pronunciation of the words in French. Then have a go at the matching game.

French-animals-match-and-say-activity-sheet_

French-Pets-Memory-Match-Game_

You could also try the ‘Four in a row’ game with someone at home, or the pets word search.

French-four-in-a-row-animals-game_

French-Pets-Word-Search_

Have fun and enjoy your day. (Amusez-vous et profitez de votre journee.)

From Miss Finch and Mr Dean

 

Reflection

What is Art

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Wednesday 20th May

Happy Wednesday

Good morning Foxes,

We are half way through the week. I hope you are all well and enjoying this fabulous weather we are having at the moment. Try to make sure you get a chance to spend some of your time outside!

So, today why not start your day with a bit of mental maths? My son had a go at Karate Cats, which you can find on BBC Bitesize. He loved it, you have to work through different levels to get a bronze, silver or gold trophy! You could have a go at some times table practice using this if you want to try something different.

karate cats

After your maths starter, take a look at our maths learning for today, using the White Rose or BBC Bitesize links on the weekly overview. Then you could have a little break.

Before starting your Literacy work, start off by completing your phonics or SPAG task:

Year 2: ou Spelling Activity

Year 3: Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat 3 – Cursive

In Literacy you are going to think about the ‘untold story of Jack’. We don’t know what happened between him entering the tunnel and Rose finding him turned to stone.  How did he get like that? Talk to someone at home about your ideas of what could have happened to Jack and the adventure he had. Then write the middle of the story in your Home Learning Books.

You could use this sentence as a starter;  As he stepped out of the tunnel he felt…

Now take a break for Lunch. Did anyone help their grown-ups prepare a meal yesterday? Has anyone done any baking? I enjoyed making some butterfly cakes with my son – they were pretty yummy!

Butterfly-buns-920x605

PM

For your final session using the Twinkle Twinkle resource, on Purple Mash, we would like you to have a go at creating your own soundtrack for a film, cartoon or animation you have seen, or think of your own idea for a film or cartoon and make a soundtrack for that.

Follow the instructions on the weekly overview for the steps you need to take. Can you complete the challenge, of recording your own sounds to add to your soundtrack?

Don’t forget to save your work. I loved listening to your creations today!

From Miss Finch & Mr Dean

Daily Reflection: 

Would you rather………

desert or deserted island

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Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Foxes,

happy tuesday

Please use the weekly overview to access the Maths links for the White Rose or BBC Bitesize tasks for today.

For your Phonics / SPAG links – see below.

Year 2: o-e Spelling Activity

Year 3: Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat 2 – Cursive

In Literacy, we would like you to use the illustration below to inspire you to be an illustrator. See how the illustration in the forest have hidden animals drawn into the trees. There are links to fairy tales within them.

Rose Walking thorugh the Forest

Look closely at the bark of a tree either in your garden or on a walk. What animals / objects could you imagine turning the bark into? Your task is to have a go at drawing a tree and using your imagination to incorporate an animal or object hidden within it.

PM

This afternoon, continue to use the Twinkle Twinkle resource on Purple Mash to create your own music. Today we would like you to think about how music can be used to express feelings? What volume/tempo/instruments might be used to convey different emotions?

Remember you can use the prompts of different steps and possible sequences by using the help video in the top right hand corner of the screen. instructions Don’t forget to save your work!

Have a lovely day.

From Miss Finch and Mr Dean

 

Reflection Time

                                                       Would you rather……

Fly or be invisible

 

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Monday 18th May

monday

Good morning Foxes, and welcome to a new week.

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I spent some of my weekend working on my garden, chopping down branches from my two magnolia trees, which needed a bit of attention. I weeded the flower beds and mowed the lawn as I hadn’t done this for a very long time! It felt very satisfying though I was very achy from all the hard work, the next day!

I also went for a lovely walk in the countryside with my two boys near Plumpton, saw some very cute black lambs and heard the surprising sound of peacocks!

black lambs

Your day’s Tasks:

Maths to begin. Start by practising your times tables to sharpen your mental maths skills! You can use Times Table Rockstars or My Maths. Then have a go at the activity on the weekly overview. You can access the work set using the White Rose link, or you can use the BBC bitesize link.

Have a short break.

Next, have a go at your Phonics/SPAG activity.

Year 2: oe Spelling Activity

Year 3: Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat 1 – Cursive

For Literacy listen to the story ‘The Tunnel’ again, it is on the overview, and then have a go at describing the tunnel, and how you might feel crawling into it. Don’t forget to use a comma to separate your ideas as a list.

Now, you can take a break. Go outside and play, help your brother or sister with an activity, or perhaps you could help your adult prepare your Lunch!

After lunch, perhaps you could spend 20 minutes, or so, reading. What book are you reading at the moment? I am enjoying reading to my eldest son a book called ‘King of the Cloud Forests’ by Michael Morpurgo. Has anyone tried to read any of his books, I would highly recommend him as an author, here are a few of his amazing stories I have loved!

Michael Morpurgo

This afternoon we hope you will enjoy the activity we have set you, in particular for any budding musicians amongst you. You will be using your computer skills to explore sounds and create your own music. The program you will need should be in your 2Dos, or you can go to the Home tab on Purple Mash, search for the Twinkle Twinkle resource and launch the app.

2sequence_twinkle_icon-en_gb

Follow the instructions on the weekly overview for your first task. Don’t forget to save your work so we can listen to your compositions!

Have a great day.

From Miss Finch and Mr Dean

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Friday 15th May

End of the week

We’ve arrived at the end of another week. Well done everyone for all of your hard work and I have really enjoyed seeing some of your work uploaded on the Purple Mash blog!

Here are your Phonics/SPAG links you will need for today:

Year 2 Phonics: ir Spelling Activity

Year 3 SPAG: correct-the-spelling-mistakes-activity-sheet-pack-cursive

RE

To complete your RE learning this week on the ‘Kingdom of God’, we would like you to reflect on the image below showing how followers of Jesus made the world as it should be. Here they are spilling out into the world freedom, truth, justice, love, joy and hope.

Kingdom of God panel

Kingdom of God Panel

Can you spot these characters from the bible in the picture?

Can you spot these in the picture.._

Can you spot these in the picture_

Next, watch the video clip about the bible story of Saul who became Paul and observe how he became a kinder person. (This link can also be found on the weekly overview).

If Jesus was on Earth today what would make him happy and what would make him sad?

Task: Share your ideas by writing them in your exercise book. You could draw a picture too.

Jesus would be happy because…

Jesus would be sad because…

 

End of Day Reflection

What makes you you

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

From Miss Finch and Mr Dean

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Thursday 14th May

Time flying by

Good morning Foxes. Well we are approaching the end of another week. It seems like time is just flying by! I hope everyone is staying well and safe, and keeping busy with some home learning.

Here are the Phonics/SPAG links you will need for today.

Year 2 Phonics i-e Spelling Activity

Year 3 SPAG correct-the-spelling-mistakes-activity-sheet-pack-cursive (remember to choose the following sheet from the pack)

For the afternoon, in RE you will be exploring how the Lord’s Prayer describes the ‘Kingdom of God’. There is a video to watch on the weekly overview which explains the words in the prayer. This is broken up into small clips, so don’t feel you have to watch it all in one go. If you like you can then print off and colour in the mindful colouring sheets of The Lord’s Prayer provided below to keep:

The Lords Prayer

Enjoy your day everyone.

End of Day Reflection (discuss…)

Friend or Foe

From Miss Finch and Mr Dean

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Mrs G’s ‘Block Printing’ Art

If you would like to have a go at an Art activity this week, here is an idea from Mrs G.

Making Print Blocks

She has provided us with two videos to demonstrate how to create print blocks and then how to use them for printing. Why don’t you take a look at her youtube videos for instructions and then try yourselves!

Remember to take a photograph and upload on to Purple Mash.

Making print blocks 1

Block Printing

Have fun!

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Wednesday 13th May

Good Morning Foxes.

I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. I spent the day at Plumpton school with our keyworker children and had a lovely time with some of our Badger and Owl children. We worked hard on our maths and literacy in the morning and in the afternoon had a really fun game of rounders on the field! What exciting activities have you been getting up to?

You will find all the information to complete your Maths and Literacy work on the weekly overview. Here are the links you will need for your Phonics and RE tasks today.

Year 2 Phonics ie Spelling Activity

Year 3 SPAG correct-the-spelling-mistakes-activity-sheet-pack-cursive (select the next sheet to work through).

In RE you will be thinking about how Christians believe that Jesus said  ‘Treat other people as you want them to treat you.’ (Luke 6 v.31 / Matthew 7 v.12).                                                                          We want you to think about how you might want people to treat you in different situations, complete the sentences provided on the sheet below.

If was hungryIf I was Hungry

 

Have a lovely day. Well done to all the Foxes who have been uploading pictures and comments on to Purple Mash. It is so lovely seeing all your work. Keep it up!

Miss Finch and Mr Dean

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Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Foxes.

I hope you all had a good day yesterday and made a good start to your learning. I was very busy as it was my son’s 11th birthday and we tried to have a bit of a celebration, even though we’re in lockdown. He loved his birthday cake and in the afternoon we had a game of pool.

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Here are the links you will need for today:

Continue with your maths work using the White Rose links provided on the weekly overview, after some times table practice. Remember you can check into MyMaths, as well as Times Table Rockstars.

Year 2 Phonics : ey Spelling Activity

Year 3 SPAG – select another sheet from correct-the-spelling-mistakes-activity-sheet-pack-cursive.

In Literacy today you are going to look at inference, what information or facts can we gather from the text or/and the pictures? Use the powerpoint and prompt sheet to support you in this task:

Comparing-Rose-and-Jack-Powerpoint-

Comparing Rose and Jack Activity Sheets

RosieandJack

In the afternoon, why not take another look at our RE tasks. Today you will be thinking about ‘How Jesus gets the title ‘King’. There is a video link you can watch on the overview sent out on Monday and then maybe you can finish by writing an acrostic poem using the word KING?

King

Enjoy your day.

Miss Finch and Mr Dean

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Monday 11th May

Good morning Foxes. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a lovely time on Saturday with my family, taking our daily walk along Shoreham Beach and finishing up with a barbecue in the garden!

Barbeque

So, here is your learning schedule for the week: remember to look at the Weekly Overview (posted on Friday) for your full instructions.

Why not start your day with a quick Joe Wicks workout, or something similar.

Next, you could practice your times tables using Times Tables Rockstars before starting your maths tasks using the White Rose link provided.

Have a short break, then work on your phonics – see links below, before completing your Literacy task. We hope you enjoy looking at our new core text, which has been very kindly read for you, by our colleague Mrs Wilkes from Barcombe.

Year 2 Phonics: ew Spelling Activity

Year 3 SPAG: correct-the-spelling-mistakes-activity-sheet-pack-cursive                                  This phonics link will be for the whole week. Just select one sheet to complete per day. You can check your answers at the end.

Now, it might be time for your lunch. Have some ‘me’ time!

Before starting your afternoon task you could read quietly for 20 minutes. What book are you reading at the moment? I have just finished reading a book to my son, called Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. I highly recommend it if you like adventure stories.

Finally, finish your day with a bit of RE work. This week we will be asking you to explore what we mean by the ‘Kingdom of God’. There are a few creative suggestions for you to select from today.

Enjoy your day, I look forward to hearing from you, either by messaging the blog or you could upload photos on Purple Mash for us to see some of the work you have completed.

From Miss Finch and Mr Dean

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Home Learning – Week 4 – Term 5

2_VE-Day

Hello lovely Foxes, I hope you enjoyed your bank holiday Friday. Did any of you take part in any VE Day celebrations or activities? This morning I joined in the 1 minute silence with my boys. In the afternoon we went on our daily walk to the Chattri, which is a war memorial for all the Indian soldiers who died in World War I, on the South Downs in Brighton.

The Chattri, nr. Brighton

Here is the overview for our learning next week, so you can take a quick look and prepare the resources you might need. In English, we will be looking at another book by Anthony Brown and we will continue with our maths home learning using the White Rose resources. In the afternoons our topic will have an RE focus. We will add all the resources and power-point onto the blog on a daily basis.

Overview Term 5 Week 4_

Please remember, just complete the tasks you feel you can manage as a family. Make sure you also take time to exercise, have fun, read a book and relax!

Enjoy your weekend.

Miss Finch and Mr Dean

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Friday 8th May – VE Day

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a good week and keeping busy. You should already have what you need for maths, phonics and SPAG for today. For the second day of your time capsule, here is memories worksheet to help you. If you don’t have a printer, you could just use the worksheet to give you some ideas for what you can include:

Friday English- Memories

Today (Friday) is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.

Here is a PowerPoint to explain more:

VE Day PowerPoint

Here is a link to where you can make your own bunting to celebrate the anniversary. You can download a template, the instructions, and watch a step-by-step video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

This is a video from 1945 showing people celebrating outside Buckingham Palace:

Hope you all have a wonderful day. Keep an eye out for next week’s overview!

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Thursday 7th May

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good day on Wednesday. Did anyone do any baking? Let us know if the comments section, if you can.

Today for English you are going to have a go at your time capsule (see the weekly overview for more details). If you have a printer at home, here is a worksheet to support you:

English Thursday- All about me

You should already have everything else you need for today, but here is a song that we have done together before in singing assembly. See how many of the Makaton signs you can learn!

 

Have a great day and I’ll post again for Friday.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

 

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Wednesday 6th May

Hi everyone. I’m posting this now on Tuesday but it’s for tomorrow to give you time to look at it beforehand. You should already have everything you need for maths, English, phonics and SPAG for today (posted last Friday).

Here is another fab video by Mrs G for you to try at home (hopefully it’s a dry day):

 

Here’s a story for you to listen along to:

To follow on from the story, here’s a yummy carrot cake recipe for you try at home (if you have the ingredients):

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/carrot-cake

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday – I’ll post again for Thursday.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Tuesday 5th May

Hello everyone, hope you are having a good week so far. As promised, I’m posting this now so it gives parents/carers time to look at things before tomorrow. This is for Tuesday. You already have everything you need for English, maths, SPAG and phonics so I thought I would just post a few fun extra things for you to try if you want to.

Here is a great video from the lovely Mrs G – she has done a ‘Walking Diary’. Thank you Mrs G! I’d love you to have a go and see what you can come up with:

 

Here is a fun phonics rap for you to listen to. I wonder if you could try and make your own phonics rap using rhyming words? We’d love to read or hear them if you can!

 

Have a great day and I’ll post again for Wednesday.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Home Learning – Term 5 – Week 3

Hi everyone – here is the overview of our English, maths and topic learning for next week, along with everything you’ll need for Monday 4th May. The topic is DT and next week we have set you a windmills challenge!

I will aim to post on the blog the evening before each day, so it gives you more time to look at the day’s learning – hope that helps. As always, have fun and just do what is manageable for you as a family.

Overview for the week:

Weekly Overview Term 5_Week 3

Year 2 Phonics:

For Phonics next week there is a hidden words phonics game for each day (there are actually six, so you there is one extra!) I’m posting them all now and then you can do one each day.

Your task is to spot the letters that are hidden in the picture. As you spot the hidden letters, write them in the boxes on the worksheet. Once all the hidden letters have been found, you need to rearrange them to correctly spell the Phase 5 tricky word:

Hidden Words Phonics Game – Phase 5 Tricky Words

Year 3 SPAG:

There is a PowerPoint with lots of tasks around using ‘a’ or ‘an’, as it’s often something we get confused with. There are enough slides to keep you going all week – I suggest roughly four slides each day, but see how you go:

Mrs Taylor and Mrs Evans have emailed to ask if we could say hello from them – they are both well, and have been spending time in their gardens, and with their families. They say a big “Hello!” to you all.

Sending you all lots of good wishes and happy, healthy thoughts.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Friday 1st May

Wow – we’re in May already!

Here’s some Friday fun:

Phonics and SPAG:

ea Spelling Activity

Mat 5 MA

Geography:

Session 5:

Go through the Blue Planet slides together – there are BBC links, so I hope they work ok. If not, see what you can find on You Tube. There are two options now – one is to create a plastic amnesty poster (template attached); the other is to design a plastic sculpture (planning sheet attached). We would love to see some photos of your sculptures!

Plastic Amnesty Poster TemplateRecycled Plastic Sculpture Design Sheett2-t-1532-lks2-bbc-teach-live-lesson-blue-planet-powerpoint_ver_3

Happy Friday to you all!

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Thursday 30th April

Hello people! Hope you are all having a good week and enjoying the home learning suggestions. Here are the phonics and SPAG activities for today:

ay Spelling Activity

Mat 4 MA

Geography:

Session 4:

Look at the sustainability PowerPoint together and talk about your ideas. On the final slide there is the question – How can we be more sustainable in our day to day life?

You can talk about this with a family member, or you could write down some ideas, create a mind map or even a poster.

au-t2-d-80-sustainability-powerpoint

We’d love to hear your ideas if you can post a comment on the blog.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Wednesday 29th April

Hi guys. What have you all been up to? Have you been doing Joe Wicks each day still? I hope you are all managing to keep fit and healthy!

Phonics and SPAG:

aw Spelling Activity

Mat 3 MA

Here is today’s geography home learning:

Session 3:

Look at the PowerPoint on plastic pollution together. Then have a go together at the 60 seconds read (ignore the numbers down the side of the page). We have included the answers for you to check afterwards!

Plastic Pollution Daily News StoryPlastic Pollution LKS2 60-Second Reads Teacher GuidancePlastic Pollution LKS2 Plastic Pollution 60-Second ReadPlastic Pollution LKS2 PowerPoint

Have fun!

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Tuesday 28th April

Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a good week so far. Keep going with the daily English and maths tasks if you can. Here are today’s phonics and SPAG activities:

au Spelling Activity

Mat 2 MA

Geography:

Session 2:

Go through the PowerPoint and discuss the points about global warming. When you have done this, look at the fact and discussion cards. Choose one (or as many as you like) and talk about it together. You don’t have to write anything here, but you can if you would like to.

You can also make a poster to help others to make a change and become greener, using the template provided. Another option is to write a letter to a world leader explaining why it is so important to reduce our impact on global warming, and suggest ways they can do this.

All About Global Warming PowerPointGlobal Warming Fact and Discussion CardsGlobal Warming PosterLetter to World Leaders

Have a great day and we’ll post again in the morning.

 

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Home Learning – Week 2 – Term 5

Hello lovely Foxes and welcome to week 2 of our term 5 home learning. We are posting this now so you have the weekend to look at it – that’s the feedback that we have been given. We hope you are all keeping well. Here is the overview for our learning next week – daily English and maths, with a Geography focus for our topic in the afternoons:

Weekly Overview Term 5 Week 2

As always with our home learning, there is no pressure for you to complete all the tasks – just do what works for you as a family.

Here are some higher quality images from our text ‘Into the Forest’ for you look at:

ForestIMG_4261ITF1ITF2ITF3ITF4Tree door

Here are Monday’s phonics and SPAG activities:

a-e Spelling Activity

Mat 1 MA

Geography:

Session 1:

Go through the PowerPoint together, stopping to discuss each point. When you get to the ‘What do you think?’ slide, talk about each of the four questions together. If you would like to, write a short answer to each question with your thoughts. You can post it on the blog as a comment, if you wish.

t2-g-622-lks2-what-is-climate-change-powerpoint_ver_1

We’ll post again next week on Tuesday – this post includes all the work for Monday 27th April.

 

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Friday 24th April

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you have been enjoying the activities this week. Here are your phonics, SPAG and science resources for today:

Phonics:
ew Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

SPAG:

Mat-5

Science:

#Lesson Presentation Food ChainsFood Chain Mini Concertina Book TemplateFood Chains Activity SheetFood Chains Sorting Activity

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend – stay safe whatever you’re up to and we’ll post again on Monday.

Take care.
From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Thursday 23rd April

Hi everyone! Hope you are all ok today. Have you been joining Joe Wicks for his daily PE session? I hope you are all managing to fit some daily exercise in.

Here are today’s suggested activities:

Phonics:

ea Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

SPAG:

Mat-4

Science:

#Lesson Presentation World HabitatsResearching Habitats Activity SheetWorld Habitats Colouring SheetsWorld Habitats Fact SheetsWorld Habitats Word Search

Have a great day!

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Tuesday 21st April

Morning everyone. Hope you all managed to have a go at some of the learning activities we posted yesterday. Let us know if you have any questions. Keep going with the daily maths, English and science suggestions if you can.

Here are the phonics and SPAG activities for today:

aw Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

Mat-2

This is what you’ll need for today’s science:

Lesson Presentation Local Habitats

British Habitats Fact Sheets

British Habitats Sorting Activity

British Habitats Word Search

 

Have a great day!

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Monday 20 April

Good morning Foxes and welcome to Term 5! We hope you all had a great Easter break and that you are all keeping well. This term we will upload a weekly overview of learning on a Monday which includes suggested daily English and maths activities, as well as some topic ideas. We will ‘block’ the topics we cover each week, beginning with science for this week. Each day we will also post some phonics, spelling and grammar ideas for you to have a go at.

As always, please do leave us comments – share what you have been doing at home, ask us any questions or just say hello!

Y2 Phonics:

We will be working on Phase 5 – please see below for today’s activity.

au Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

Y3 SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar):

Try this mat of activities for today.

Mat-1

English, maths and science (our topic for this week):

See below for suggested ideas for this week. There is a daily English, maths and science activity. The resources needed for science are also below.

Weekly Overview Term 5 Week 1

#Lesson Presentation Living, Dead or Never Alive

Life Processes Activity Sheet

Living, Dead or Never Alive Activity Sheet

As we have said during our phone conversations, pick which activities work for you and your family – we know these can be stressful times and there is no pressure for you to complete all the activities every day. Stay safe and stay well – we are thinking of you all.

From Mr Dean & Miss Finch 🙂

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Easter Week 2

Hello lovely Foxes,

I hope you are all staying well and that you have been having lots of Easter fun with your families. I bet there have been some egg hunts happening! Let me know what you have getting up to.

Here are some suggested activities to keep you busy this week. I’ll post again next Monday.

Thinking of you lots.

From Mr Dean 🙂

 

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Easter Activity Ideas

Good morning Foxes and a Happy Easter holiday to you all!

Here are a few ideas we have put together for you to have a go at during the first week of the holidays. You could choose one or two activities to complete a day, if you so wish.

Perhaps, you might like to make an Easter card, or design your very own Easter Egg Tree, write an Easter Poem or design your own Easter Board game.  Take a look and have fun!

Easter Activity Grid

I have added some links for you to access any templates you might need, or you can create your own..

Easter Activity Grid – Foxes

Easter Acrostic

Easter rhyming poem

Word Search Template

Easter Multiplication Yr 2

Easter Multiplication Yr3

Blank-Editable-Board-Games

From Miss Finch

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Fantasy Story Link

I have been asked to resend the link to the Fantasy story I gave as a Literacy task on Thursday. I am sorry if some of you are having problems opening files. When I try it works fine – so I am not sure where the problem lies.

Here is the link again, but if you still have issues I will give you the website address where you can find the story yourselves.

Bubbles

The Literacy Shed  : once you have opened the site, scroll down to The Fantasy Shed, and you should then find the story called Bubbles.

Hope this works for you.

Miss Finch

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Friday 3rd April

Congratulations Foxes, you have almost completed your second week of home learning!

Smiley

I hope you are all well. We would love to hear from you all, please feel free to comment on the blog page so we can see what you have been doing, whilst learning from home.

So ideas for today,

Literacy

Did any of you enjoy writing a fantasy story using the video ‘Bubbles’ as inspiration? I would love to see your stories, if you can upload them to the Purple Mash site. There are plenty more of those you can have a go at another time.

Today I would like you to use the Pobble365 site to have a go at responding to an image. You can have a go at writing a short story, respond to some questions or have a go at the sentence challenge!

Pobble 365

Mother of Dragons

Maths

Well hopefully you had a go at the multiplication and division work I gave you yesterday.

I will give you a link to the White Rose Maths Learning Scheme the teachers use to help inform our planning. There are home learning daily activities you can have a go at:

Yr 2 – Recognise a Third

Yr 2 find a third

Yr 3 – Fractions on a numberline

Fractions on a Number line

Science

To complete our topic of Electricity, I would like you to do a bit of research for me, as I know it is hard for a lot of you to have practical sessions without the resources you need.

Questions to answer:

What is Electricity?

 

Who discovered electricity?

Where does electricity come from?

What is the difference between types of energy?

Here is a video link for you to use to help you.

How is electricity made

How is electricity made

PE

I hope you have been having a go at Joe Wicks daily PE sessions, I have been doing these every morning and am feeling fitter already! Here are a few other sites with some physical activity ideas:

https://www.gonoodle.com/ Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning   a set of PE activities that can easily be done at home.

CosmicKids   Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation ideas.

 

Well, have a lovely day and weekend. I’m off for my daily exercise now. Next week is the beginning of the Easter holidays, so we hope you have an opportunity to rest and find some other fun activities to do. We shall be posting just one blog a week, during the holidays with a couple of daily ideas and suggestions of activities.

Easter Holidays

Happy Holidays Foxes!

Miss Finch

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Thursday 2nd April

Good morning Foxes. I hope you are all well and keeping busy. We know we have given your grown ups lots of ideas of learning to do at home, but also remember to have some fun and relax time with your families. Yesterday afternoon, I played some board games with my two boys, we enjoyed Ludo, Snakes and Ladders and a card game called Pairs.

Yesterday it was April Fools Day:

April Fools

It is traditionally a day of fun and jokes. Did you do anything to make someone laugh? Please write in the comments and let us know.

Literacy:

Bubbles

Bubbles

Gabby is walking on the beach and finds a bottle of bubbles – when she blows it she gets transported into fantasy.
She has fun riding on bubbles and meets people and things on her way.

I found this lovely video and thought you could use it as inspiration to write your own fantasy story using a found object.

Here is a checklist of what you need to include in your fantasy writing:

Fantasy Story checklist

Maths

Here is some work on multiplication and division. Remember to keep practising your times tables!                                                                                                                                             Year 2’s should know their 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and Year 3’s should also know their 3’s, 4’s and 8’s!

Year-2-Multiplication-and-Division-Workbook

Year-3-Multiplication-and-Division-Workbook

Remember you can use the Times Table Rockstars to help you practice.

Art

On a Thursday we would normally have Art with Mrs G. She has been uploading some fantastic video with some art and craft idea. Why don’t you have a go at some of them:

One is how to sew on a button (useful!)
And the other is making a “Socktopus”.
Have a great day today Foxes, and please remember to comment and let us know what you have been doing!
Miss Finch
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Friday

Good morning everyone. Well I just want to congratulate you all for getting through your first week of home learning. We can see that some of you are busy having a go at some of the tasks set on Purple Mash and MyMaths and we love hearing your comments on the blog. We will keep checking on these regularly.

Science

So, on a Friday we would normally be having Science in class. Our topic is electricity and we have been exploring circuits and last week we investigated what materials would make a good conductor for electricity.

Here are a few tasks you could have a go at completing:

Electricity components

Electricity Components

Electricity circuit

Circuits Activity Sheet

Art

In Art, we had been working on our Victorian ‘Punch and Judy’ theatres. If you were able to take these home you could have a go at creating puppets for your theatre and act out a story. If not here is another idea you could try out.

In the Victorian times ‘decoupage’ became very popular. French for ‘cutting’, this was the art of decorating surfaces with paper cutouts that are glued on in layers. Why don’t you find an old flower pot, or plate (check with your grown ups first!) and have a go yourselves. You can find some Victorian images to cut out on line, or just use images from a magazine you may have at home. Here are a few simple instructions:

Decoupage Art a

Decoupage art b

Decoupage art c

Have fun trying out some of these activities. Enjoy your weekends and Mr Dean will be sending another blog out on Monday. Take care Foxes!

Miss Finch

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Thursday

Good morning everybody – how lovely it is to wake up every morning to this glorious sunshine! It feels so strange not going to school everyday and seeing you all. I hope you are finding lots of fun and exciting things to do with your family.

After my morning exercise class with Joe Wicks (9am) I usually help my two boys with their home learning tasks. I have also been spending lots of time in my garden, doing some weeding, kicking a football around with my boys and watching the birds coming to the feeders we have filled. I have seen robins, bluetits, sparrows and blackbirds. The squirrels try to get the food too – and they are starting to break my feeders. Does anyone have any ideas of how to stop them? What nature can you observe in your gardens or on your daily walks? There are so many signs of spring too. Have you observed any? I have noticed lots of bees around the flowers in our garden.

bee

I hope you are having a go at some of the activities we have posted on Purple Mash, Times Table Rockstars as well as MyMaths. I also want to say how important it is to make sure you also have some fun with your family.

Yesterday I made some banana bread with my son Elliot, we had lots of brown bananas and I find that’s the best way to use them up. I love Banana bread, and I often add raisins to my recipe. Have you done any cooking or baking yet?

SHK-Banana-Bread

Banana Bread Recipe

Jamie Oliver has some fantastic ideas and recipes to get children cooking. Why don’t you take a look at his website and have a go. (See link below)

Jamie Oliver

Yesterday I created a rainbow with my youngest son Julian to put up in our window for the local ‘rainbow trail’. Where I live, children have been creating rainbows so when you go for your daily walks you can see how many rainbows you can spot in the houses around you. Have any of you done this yet? You could use collage materials, paints, crayons, whatever you have at home.

rainbow trail

Well enjoy the day today, I’d love to hear about all the amazing and fun activities you have been doing. Take care, and I’ll post another message tomorrow.

To finish off, I’ll leave you with this reflection: feel free to share your thoughts.

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