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Tuesday 2nd June

From today please could Year 1 children log onto Swifts class blog and Year 2 children log onto Chaffinches class blog for the daily activities. Click on the bird below to go straight to the blog and please do keep sending me your emails and photos of what you are doing.

Thank you

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

    Year 1 children - Swift blog       Year 2 children - Chaffinch blog

                                     

Welcome to term 6. 

Our new topic is: We are going to the Zoo!

Weekly timetable

Monday 1st June

Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely half term in the sunshine!

This is our Launch day so let's start with a zoo animal dance

Phonics

Carry on with doing your daily phonics at 10.30 and 11am

Spelling

Have a look at this clip for plurals - adding an s. One tray, two trays, one plane, three planes etc

Launch day activities

We are going to go for a visit to Chester Zoo.

Click on the picture of the zoo to have a look at what the animals are up to. At 10am you can see the rhinos; at 11am you can look at some unusual frogs; at 12noon watch the cheetahs; at 1pm watch the colourful tropical birds at 2pm you can hang out with orangutans and then at 3pm you can see some different kind of pigs. Have a great day at the zoo! 

You could also sing Daddy's taking us to the zoo tomorrow

Maths activity

Have a look at the zoo animals created from shapes. Can you create a zoo animal from shapes? Can you name the 2D shapes?

Then have a go at some of the addition calculations with animals.

                      

        

Design Technology

Make a zoo animal mask either with a paper plate or paper or card.

Have a look at the pictures to get some ideas

   

or click on the this link to make an elephant mask

Do not forget to send me photos of what you have made and what you have been doing at: swallows@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk

Enjoy your Launch Day!

Mrs Bourdillon winkwinksmiley

 


 

Art lesson online! did you do this? Have a look on the home learning page or scroll down below to see Mrs Bourdillon's drawing!

Click on the link below to become part of the World's largest online Art lesson with artist Rob Biddulph who is an illustrator. You will recognise some of his illustrations below. Click on the link to register your email to be part of the lesson tomorrow - Thursday 21st May at 4pm

 

    

Weekly timetable for Monday 18th May - Friday 22nd May

Friday 22nd May

Good morning Swallows! This week and term has flown by! Can you believe we are at the end of term 5 and next week is half term?!

Did you manage to do the online art lesson yesterday at 4pm?

What do you think of mine and my sons drawing from the online lesson? 

  

 

Today don't forget to do the Kahoot quiz before 3pm. You might see a photo of Mrs Bourdillon as a baby! Can you guess which one is me? Go to kahoot.it Game pin is 02320436 Write your first name and inital of your surname and then class so that we can tell who is the winner i.e. melisadswallows 

Also have a look at the link to the song Look to the Rainbow that the school put together. Can you recognise anybody? Click on the link or look on the school website under the tab Christian Distinctiveness.

Let's wake up with a disco as it is the last Friday of term 5!

Phonics

Log on at 10.30 and 11am

Spellings

add er

English

Listen and look at the story of Gorilla again.

What do you think of the story Gorilla? Do you like the story and why? Do you like the illustrations and why? Can you find any words or phrases that you like and say why you like them.

i.e.  

I like the phrase tingling with excitement because it really gives me the idea that Hannah is really excited, almost as though her whole body is excited. See if you can find some more words and phrases.

 

Maths - today we are going to look at some time problems. Remember your o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour as well as days of the week. Look at the poster about minutes, hours, days, weeks and years. Then have a go at these activities.

Science - can you do an investigation to see how long it takes for chocolate and an ice cube to melt. Can you predict which one will melt first if you just leave them out? Why do you think that? Time how long they take. What happens to chocolate and ice when it melts? Then try the last investiagtion.

I hope you have a lovely half term.

Here are some activities you might want to do during half term - click on the pictures to follow the links

             

 

  

 

Let me know what you get up to!

Happy Friday and happy half term holiday!

Mrs Bourdillon winksmileywinksmiley

Thursday 21st May

Well it's another sunny day! Hooray! Happy Thursday!

Don't forget to log onto the online Art lesson at 4pm today. Have a look at the top of this page to be part of the biggest art lesson in the world from illustrator Rob Biddulph.

Let's warm up with Go Noodle - jump, squat turn around!

Phonics

Log on at 10.30 and 11am

Spellings

adding er as suffix

 

 

English - today we are going to think about the adventure that Hannah had with the gorilla. Look at the pictures again. Which animal would you like to go on adventure with? Where would you go and what would you do? Can you draw a cartoon strip of your adventure. Use the idea of one of the templates below.

Maths - today we are looking at the days of the week. Can you say and write them in order? Can you sing the Super Movers song?

Now have a go at these tasks.

Geography

Watch the video clip and look at the information below about Gorillas - click on the photos

   

Can you write some facts about gorillas? Which country and continent do you find gorillas? Where do they live and what do they like to eat? Use the template to help write your facts.

 

Remember the online art lesson at 4pm.

Happy Thursday and end the day with a prayer.

Mrs Bourdillon winksmileywink

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning on this lovely sunny morning!

Let's wake up with a jump!

Phonics

Spellings

adding suffixes - click on the link to find out how to add suffixes.

     

 

 

 

English - today we are going to think about the lovely adventure Hannah had with the gorilla. You are going to imagine being Hannah and write a thank you letter to the gorilla for the fantastic adventure you had.

You could use one of the templates above to write your letter. You could begin....

Dear Gorilla

Thank you so much for the fantastic adventure we had together last night. It was like a dream come true!

You took me to all my favourite places .......

Maths - today we are going to think about our times that we have looked at on Monday and Tuesday - o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. Then you are going to think of your daily activities and write the time on the clock. Use the template shown if you can. Write the time you get up, have breakfast, start your learning, do phonics lesson etc..

PE - today you are going to see how many activities you can do in a minute. Can you time yourself and see if you can repeat some exercises and do more. How many star jumps can you do? How many sit ups? How many times can you bounce a ball? How many skips?

Have a great Wednesday!

End the day with a prayer.

Mrs Bourdillon winkwinksmiley

Tuesday 19th May

Happy Tuesday Swallows class! 

Let's wake up with Go Noodle Meatball!

Phonics

Log on at 10.30 and 11am.

Spelling

ng sound

English - Today we are going to look at the adventure Hannah has with the gorilla. Look at the pictures and listen to the story again. Then set out this part of the story drawing and writing about what Hannah and the gorilla do together.

Listen to the story

Maths - Today we are looking at quarter past the hour and quarter to the hour. For quarter past the hour the minute hand (the long hand) in on number 15. For quarter to the hour the minute hand is on the 9. Watch this video clip to help.

 

Then try these activities

RE - Today we are going to look at how Muslim's pray. Watch the video and look at Zeineb praying. Talk about how it is similar and different from the way that you pray.

 

       

Hope you have good Tuesday! The sunshine is here to stay.

End the day with a prayer

Mrs Bourdillonsmileywink

Monday 18th May

Happy Monday! Hope you had a lovely weekend. This is the last week of term 5.

Let's get some energy for this week with a wake up from Go Noodle - Get Energized!

Phonics

At 10.30 and 11am click on the link

Spelling 

ng sound

English - Hannah was disappointed with her toy gorilla. Why was she disappointed? What did she do with the toy gorilla? Have you ever been disappointed with something? Could you draw pictures to show this and write some sentences to say why you were disappointed, how you felt and what did you do.

You could listen to the story again by clicking on the book

Maths - this week we are looking at time. Today we are looking at o'clock and half past the hour. Remember when the time is o'clock the minute hand (the long hand) is on the 12 and the hour hand (the short hand) is on the hour. When the time is half past the minute hand on the 6 and the hour hand is half way between the hour it is past and the next hour. Click on the video to help you.

Now try some of these tasks

DT - Make a board game. Think about what you would like to make a game about. It could be a lego game, snakes and ladders, shape game or a game based on a book. Look at the list to think about what you need to do.

Then you can play your game with your family. 

Enjoy your Monday and end the day with a prayer.

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Kahoot quiz - Match the pet to the teacher! Did you do it?

The 'Pets of ABC Kahoot Quiz' is now live until 3pm today! To enter go to kahoot.it and enter the game PIN: 01976613.

When asked to put in your nickname please put your first name, initial of surname and then your class e.g. John F Nightingales.

Any entries without this type of nickname won't be accepted.

One entry per person.

Let's see if (Swallows) can win!

Good luck! 

Thank a Teacher Day - Wednesday 20th May Have you sent your video?

Have a look at the attached letter about singing 'Looking to the Rainbow'. Let's see if we can get over 1000 school singing for their teachers!

 

Here is a link to the letter too.

Swallows weekly timetable Monday 11th May - Friday 15th May

Keep your children safe online. Click on the link and watch some clips to remind children and parents how to keep safe.

Friday 15th May

Wow this week has gone quickly! I can't believe it is Friday already!

Have a look at the top of the blog at the Kahoot quiz. Miss Flisher has very kindly set it up. You can log on with your family and see if you can guess which pet belongs to which teacher! Let's see if Swallows can have the most entries!!

Also have you sent a video to Miss Sutherland of you singing 

'Looking for the Rainbow'? If not then send in by the end of today!

I still need to do mine too!

Let's start with a wake up with Go Noodle

Phonics

Log on at 10.30 and 11am

Homophones

Click on these

   

 

English - today you are going to plan a birthday party. You could plan a party for yourself or someone else. Look at the planners to give you ideas about what you need to plan. You will need to think about who you are going to invite; what food and drink to have and what games to play etc

Maths - today we are looking at more than 1 part of a whole. We are going to find 2 quarters and 2 thirds of shapes and numbers. Use cake, toast and pizza to cut up and then have a go at the activities.

Science - think about the 3 little pigs, can you make a house for them that is strong. What materials could you use? Use the pictures to give you some ideas to try out. Could you try the challenge?

Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Do not forget to do the Kahoot quiz and send your video of your singing Looking for the Rainbow to jays@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

Thursday 14th May

Good morning Swallows Class! Have you sent Miss Sutherland your video of you singing Looking to the Rainbow? Click on the link to practice and then video yourself singing with your school jumper on. I am going to send my video today!                                          

Let's wake up with a Go Noodle Rainbow dance

Phonics

Click on the link at 10.30am and 11am

Homophones

Have a look at these and write out some homophones.

 

 

 

English - today we are looking at the page about Hannah's birthday. She was very excited! Do you get excited when it is your birthday? Draw some pictures of your last birthday and write about what you did. Tell me about any presents you got. Did you have a surprise present? Describe your birthday cake and who came to celebrate with you.

Click on the book cover to listen to the story

You could also write about someone in your family's birthday. Maybe you have celebrated a birthday while we have been in lockdown. You could write about how it was different.

 

Maths - today we are looking at recognising fractions in words and as a number fraction. Have a go at these activities as well as finding a half, quarter and third of cakes, toast and pizza!

PSHE - today we looked at how Hannah was excited about her birthday. Are you looking forward to doing something in the future? Are you excited about going somewhere? I know I am excited about seeing my family after this lockdown and being able to meet up with friends and go to the beach and swimming pool. Draw pictures and write about what you are excited about.

Enjoy your Thursday and end the day with a prayer.

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Wednesday 13th May

Happy Wednesday! We are half way through the week already!

Let's do a Go Noodle to wake up!

Phonics  

Log on at 10.30 and 11am

Spellings

Have a look at these videos about silent 'b' in words

English  

Today we are going to listen or read the story up to page 7 again and think about how we could describe Hannah. Look at the pictures from yesterday and write sentences to show how Hannah is feeling and why.

   

click on the book to listen to the story

You could write: Hannah is a lonely little girl because her dad is always too busy to play with her. Whenever she asks him to do play a game or go to the park he says he has work to do. Hannah loves gorillas. She reads books .....

 

 

Maths - we are carrying on with fractions of shapes and amounts: finding halves, quarters and today thirds. Finding a third is cutting a pizza or piece of bread into 3 equal parts. Have a go at these activities of finding thirds of shapes and then amounts.

PE 

Today we are looking at how to score a goal

   

Can you make a goal inside or outside and count how many goals you can score?

 

End the day with a prayer.

Have a great Wednesday!

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Swallows class! Lovely to see the sunshine again today! Have a look at the letter above from Mrs Sutherland about sending in a video of you singing Looking for a Rainbow. I have started practising singing too!

Let's get moving with Super Movers and practising our fractions ready for our maths lesson!

 

Phonics

Log in at 10.30 and 11am to keep up with your daily phonics.

 

English - today we are going to read up to page 7 on the powerpoint. I sent a copy of the powerpoint to your email yesterday and I have put a link for you to listen to the story. Can you draw some thought bubbles for Hannah on the pages where there are no words. Look at the pictures below to help you. Think about what Hannah might be thinking.

Click the book cover to listen to the story.

Maths - today we are continuing with fractions. Today we are revising halves and then going onto quarter of shapes and amounts. Remember quarter is half and half again. Use objects at home to help. Cut a piece of bread into half and then quarters. Use cars, lego or dolls to find quarter of amounts. Try these activities.

RE

Today we are looking at a Mosque. Watch the clip and make a poster showing key features of a Mosque.

 

Have a great Tuesday!

End the day with a prayer and get practising with singing

Looking for a Rainbow!

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

Monday 11th May.

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good bank holiday weekend! Did you do anything to celebrate VE day with your family?

This morning we are going to start with a warm up from Go Noodle - we need to wake up as it is Monday morning!

 

Phonics

Don't forget to log on at 10am to practise sounds and then 10.30am and 11am. 

 

English This week we are looking at the book Gorilla by Anthony Browne. Have a look at the different front covers of the book. What do you think the story is going to be about? Talk about it and write some of your ideas in sentences. Then do you know any facts about gorillas? Can you find out any facts about gorillas? You could write some facts about gorillas.

Maths  

This week we are looking at finding fractions of shapes and amounts. We are going to start with finding half today. If you have a piece of toast or a cake today cut it in half. Have a look at the videos before having a go at the activities. (Go to week 1 tab)

             

Find halves of shapes and then halves of numbers.

Design Technology Today we are going to make a moving puppet using recycled materials. Look at the videos and photos to give you some ideas.

   

Enjoy making your toy puppet and I look forward to seeing what you have made.

End the day with a prayer.

Have fun!

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Swallows weekly overview for Monday 4th May to Thursday 7th May.

Thursday 7th May

Tomorrow is a bank holiday for VE day. Have a look at this clip from bitesize about VE day and why we are celebrating. 

Can you name the people in the photo? Are you doing anything to celebrate VE day?

 

Warm up today with Super Movers

 

Phonics

Clink on the link to follow lessons at 10am, 10.30am and 11am.

 

English

Today we are going to make a poster about your toy. Think about how you can convince people to buy your toy. What does it do? How does it move? Who would like to buy it? Why do you think it is so great?

Have a look at these posters to get some ideas.

    

 

     

 

Maths

I have updated Times Table Rockstars and Mathletics. Click on the links and add in your username and password.

  

We are continuing with position and direction. Today using grids to move forwards, backwards, to the left and right so many places.

 

Have a go at some of these activities

Science We are looking at different types of shoes. Can you find a range of different shoes in your house and say what they are made from? Draw them and label what they are made of i.e. material, leather, plastic,rubber. Then think about designing a shoe to wear in the snow. What will it be made of and what kind of sole will it need?

End the day with a prayer. This week we have been looking at kindness with our school prayers. Can you show your kindness to someone this weekend?

Happy bank holiday weekend!

Mrs Bourdillonsmileywink

Wednesday 6th May

Happy Wednesday Swallows Class!

Let's start with Believe Super mover warm up because I believe you are all AMAZING!

Phonics

You can log on at 10am to practise your sounds and then at 10.30am and 11am.

 

English

Today we are going to research and find out about an old toy and then write about facts about the old toy. You could choose one of your parents or grandparents toys.

I have two old teddy bears. You could find out about Teddy Bears in the past.

       

Have a look at the toys below with information about them to help you write your facts.

Maths

Today we are looking at turning and moving to our left and right, forwards and backwards.

Sing this song to help you know which is your left and which is your right.

Then maybe make a track at home and ask and adult or sibling to follow your directions along the route. Have a go at these activities.

PE

Today we are carrying on with striking a ball. Watch the video below and then make up your own bat and ball game. Maybe write out the rules and try playing the game with your family. You could include your directions from maths;left, right, forwards and backwards.

End the day with a prayer.

Enjoy a sunny Wednesday and send me photos of what you have been doing today whether it is the activities or something else that you like to do.

Have fun!

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmileywink

Tuesday 5th May

Happy Tuesday! Let's do a wake up shake up in Spanish today!

Phonics

Click on the link at 10.30am or 11am

You could also look at the video clip for alternative oa sound

English

Today we are going to create a toy timeline. Have a look at the one below and then see if you can make your own toy timeline with your toys, your parents toys and maybe your grandparents toys. Could you add in the years 1952, 1974, 1996, 2005, 2020?

Maybe even earlier years?

 

Maths - we are carrying on with making whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns. Can you describe these turns and draw the shapes.

RE

Look at the clip below and find out who Muhammed (PBUH) is. Why is he so important to Muslims? 

 

Enjoy your Tuesday and I look forward to seeing what you can do!

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Monday 4th May

Happy Monday Swallows class. I hope you had a nice weekend!

Let's do a little wake up, shake up in french!

Phonics

Mrs Finn's and Mrs Souyma's group log on at 10.30am and everyone else at 11am

Spelling

Have a look at the oa sound

 

English

Today we are going to compare an old toy or your parents or grandparents and a toy of yours. You could draw a picture of the old toy and then a picture of your toy and write down anything similar and anything different. You could set it out like this.

You could watch this powerpoint to give you ideas.

You may need to use the password CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

Maths

This week we are looking at position and direction. Let's start with a Super Movers warm up. 

Today we are looking at objects to see if they have completed a whole, half, quarter or three quarter turn.

Can you make a whole, half, quarter and three quarter turn with yourself standing up? Do you see different objects when you do these turns in your home? Use some objects at home i.e. car, pencil, doll, teddy bear and see what happens when you give them a whole, half, quarter and three quarter turn. Then try the activities.

DT Make a toy from recycled materials. Have a look at the pictures below. Which toy could you make?

End the day with the school prayer for today.

Send me any photos of what you have been up to at:swallows@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk

Happy Monday!

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Swallows weekly overview Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May'20

Art Competition

Please follow the link

Friday 1st May

Happy Friday! It's the first day of May - Yipee!

As it is Friday I think we need this special wake up!

Phonics

Mrs Finn's and Mrs Souyma's group log on at 10.30am and everyone else at 11am

You can also have a look at homophones. Can you write sentences using the homophone? Show how they are different in meaning although they sound the same when you say them.

English Think about how Bella helped her brother Dave. How did she help him?

Also think about our school bible of The Good Samaritan

Could you write about a time when you helped someone? Think about who you helped and how you helped them. It could be someone in your family or someone at school. Try and use conjunctions because, so, when, if. Could you also use noun phrases and adverbs?

i.e. A few weeks ago my younger sister was feeling lonely and upset. I could see she was not happy so .......

 

Maths 

Warm up with odd and even numbers


 

Today in Maths we are looking at multiplication and division problems with our 2,3,5 and 10 x table

Science    Have a look and try out these investigations. Can paper and cardboard hold and float on water? Could you write instructions of what to do for the investigation. Where you surprised with what happened and why?

 

 

Investigation: How long can a toilet roll container hold water?

You will need: 

a bowl, sellotape, newspaper, toilet /kitchen roll, water

Set up the investigation

1. Seal the toilet roll with at least four sheets thickness of

newspaper and tape.

2. Set it in the bowl.

3. Carefully pour water into the toilet roll using a cup and funnel.

4. Make a note of the time you started the investigation.

5.Take photos to record or

make a short description of what happens to the toilet roll over time.

Come back every 2 minutes to observe what happens and record.

6.After half an hour, explain what you think happened.

Is cardboard a good material for a cup? Why/ why not?

 

End the day with a prayer.

I hope you have a great weekend and don't forget to send me photos of what you have been up to.

Happy Friday!

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

Thursday 30th April

Good morning Swallows class!

What a lovely sunny morning.

Enjoy the sunshine before the rain comes! Try this breathing exercise.

 

Phonics

If you are in Mrs Souyma's or Mrs Finn's group watch at 10.30am and everyone else at 11am

Year 2 children could also have a look at words with silent letters



 

 

 

English Today we are going to look at the fancy dress parade in the book Dogger.

Could you create your own fancy dress costume? Draw out what you would wear and then describe why you should win the fancy dress parade using the conjunctions and, because, so.

Maths  

Today we are counting in 3's and sharing into groups of 3. Can you get out some objects like Lego and group into 3's.

Then try these activities

Art - Have a look at these well known Andy Warhol paintings. Could you create your own Andy Warhol picture using either your own face or an object at home. Use paint, pencils or felt tip pens.

End the day with a prayer. Either choose one from the school daily prayer or write your own.

Enjoy your Thursday!

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Swallows class!

Let's start with a Wake Up from Go Noodle

 

Phonics

 

Log onto daily phonics lessons. Mrs Souyma's group and Mrs Finn's group at 10.30am and everybody else at 11am.

Year 2 children who work with Mr Hazelby for spelling patterns could look at this

 

English    Today we are going to write either Dogger story with a difference - can you change the lost dog to another toy? Lost Lego figure or LOL doll?

             

Think about your story board yesterday. How can you start your story? Dogger started with the description of Dogger: Once there was a soft, brown toy called Dogger. One of his ears pointed upwards and the other flopped over.....

Could you start with the description of your toy and use noun phrases to describe your toy?

   

Maybe draw out your story first. Think about the middle of your story of where the toy gets left. Then the ending of how and who finds your toy.

 

Maths

Today we are dividing by 10. Think about counting in tens first.

Then have a go at putting objects at home in groups of 10 and count in 10's

Have a look at Swifts Class page and see how Jude has set out toys in groups of 2.

Then have a go at these activities.


 

 

PE   Hopefully if it not raining go outside to try using a bat and ball.

Maybe write some instructions about how to hold a bat and how to hit a ball.

First take the bat/racket.....

Then ......

 

Hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

Tuesday 28th April

Good Morning Swallows Class!

Happy Tuesday!smiley

Let's start with a little warm up from Go Noodle

Phonics - If you are in Mrs Souyma's group or Mrs Finn's group 10.30am and everyone else including Mr Hazelby's group at 11am.

English - Today we are going to make a story board from the story Dogger. Maybe listen to the story again and draw out 6 boxes to show the six main parts of the story. Can you write sentences to go with the story using time connectives and noun phrases i.e. First young Dave lost his favourite cuddly brown dog, Dogger.

Maths warm up - Topmarks - odd and even numbers

Maths - Today we are sharing and dividing by 5. Can you count in 5's? Take the number and divide by sharing into groups of 5. Try these and then see if you see the opposite of dividing as multiplication

RE - watch the video clip showing that no matter how big or small an animal is it is important.

 

 

Could you write an end of the day prayer about animals?

 

Also have a look at this link to see Who Muhammad is.

 

Have a good Tuesday!

Let me know how you are getting on with your activities.

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Monday 27th April   Good morning Swallows class! Hope you had a nice weekend! Let's start this morning with a Go Noodle warm up!

Daily phonics lessons will now be online.

Mrs Souyma's and Mrs Finn's group at 10.30am and all other groups at 11am.

While you are waiting you could have a look at Phonics play and read some real and alien words on the link below.

English - Think about the character's Bella and Dave. Could you write a character description about them? Maybe draw a picture of them and listen to the story again and write down any words to describe them. What do they look like and describe their character: kind, caring, share toys, favourite toy is ....

Could you add noun phrases into your description? i.e. Bella has short, blonde hair. She likes to take her brown satchel to school. When she comes out of school .....
Maths   Warm up with number bonds to 10 and 20

Maths - Dividing by 2 or halving numbers. Can you divide these numbers by 2 using the bar method below? What is half of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12,14, 16, 18, 20, 22 etc? Draw out using the bar method. Do you notice a pattern?

Now have a go at these problems and see how division is the opposite of division.

History - Ask your parents and grandparents what toys they used to play with. Talk about what were their favourite toys. Maybe drawn the toys they used to play with and describe them. Here are some photos of Mrs Bourdillon's old toys. You could describe these.

Hope you have a good day and tell me what you have been up to by sending me an email, with photos if you want to. 

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Swallows weekly overview Monday 20th - Friday 24th April

Friday 24th April. Well done we have nearly completed our first week back to home school! Tomorrow is the weekend! Start this morning with believing in yourself!

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Dogger part of Bedtimes Stories

Listen to the story of Dogger again and think about how things look for Dave or Bella. Write a diary from their point of view. Think about how they are feeling, what did they do and what did others do. Could you add some adjectives and noun phrases as well as conjunctions. 

You could start

Dear Diary

Today has been a terrible day for my little brother Dave. I feel so sad for him as he has lost his special brown, cuddly Dogger toy. Dave takes Dogger everywhere because he is his favourite toy. Tonight we all .......

The Counting by Threes Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Counting by threes is a breeze with this fun song & video! Blast through space as you count all the way from three to sixty! The Counting by Threes song teac...

Maths We are counting in 3's today and practising 3 times table. Then have a look at these activities

Properties of Materials

Science Materials - watch the video and then can you sort your toys or objects at home into groups?

End the day with a prayer. Have a look at the link which is on the school website. Could you write your own prayer and send it to me or Mrs Evans at goldfinches@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

 

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Take care and stay safe with your special family.

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Wednesday 23rd April

Good Morning Swallows class!

Happy St Georges Day!

Have a look at the video below to find out about St George.

Saint George's Day Animated History

This is my animated narration on the history of Saint George's Day which is celebrated on 23rd of April every year. How will you celebrate Saint George's Day...

10 times table with Super Movers

English - Today we are going to hide your favourite toy in the house and then write some clues for someone else to find it. You could start you sentences with first, second, then, next ...

Write a few clues to take the person to different places before they find the clue i.e.

First go to where you clean something before you go to bed.

Second look where you sit to watch your favourite television programme.

Next find a healthy snack.

Then .....

Finally ....

Where can you hide your favourite toy?

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Maths - Today we are counting in 10's. Sing the song on the clip. Then have a go at the activities below

Art - Today we are looking at the artist Andy Warhol. Look at his famous prints and watch the video to find out about him. What kind of artist is he?

What is Pop Art? | Tate Kids

What is Pop Art? Watch this short introduction for kids to find out! Play, make and learn about art and artists on Tate Kids http://bit.ly/2O9fwXr

Have a great St George's Day!

Let me know about your day and send in any photos if you can.

I can share them on the home learning link.

Mrs Bourdillon smileywink

Wednesday 22nd April Good morning Swallows class! What a lovely sunny morning it is! As we are doing our 5 times table today here is a warm up for you.

Today we are continuing to listen and look at our topic book Dogger. Listen to the story again. Can you tell when people are talking to each other? Does the reader change his voice change? Can you write down some of the speech that is said in speech bubbles or inverted commas? Write a conversation you would have with the stall holder if you had lost your toy.

Today we are going to count in 5's. Start from 5 and count up to 50. Start from different numbers and count up in 5's. Write out your 5 times table up to 12 x 5 =. Then try these.

PE Throwing and catching a ball. Take a big ball and throw and catch to yourself. Then throw and catch a ball with one of your parents or siblings. Try with a smaller ball. Count how many times you throw and catch without dropping the ball. You could throw the ball against a wall outside.

Enjoy your sunny day today! 

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

Tuesday 21st April. Welcome to the second day of term 5. Today we would like you to practice counting in 2's, write 2x timetable from 0 x 2 = up to 12 x 2 = Then have a look at the activities below.

English - Listen to the story of Dogger again. Today you could make a wanted poster for either Dogger or your favourite toy that is lost.

Who is Muslim and what do they believe?

Don't forget to do your daily phonics and daily exercise. Look at the weekly overview for links and ideas.

Have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs Bourdillonsmileyyeswink

Monday 20th April - Welcome to term 5!

This term our topic is Rise of the Robots - Toys.

Today we would like you to listen to the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes. This is one of the books we are going to be looking at linked to our topic. Discuss the story with an adult. What is the story about? Who are the characters? Where does the story take place? When was Dogger found? Which member of the family helped get Dogger back? How does the story make you feel?

Then draw a picture/ take a photo of your favourite toy and describe it using your senses. What does it look like? Does it make a noise? How does it feel to touch it? Remember to use full stops and capital letters as you write. Can you use conjunctions - and, because, so, if, when? 

Enjoy your day!

Mrs Bourdillonwink

Maths - check the activities from last term about measurement.

Did you use a ruler or tape measure to measure objects around your house?

How many cm is a book, pencil, pen, toy? 

Could you use a measuring jug to measure different amounts of liquid in ml and l?

Could you weigh objects on your kitchen scales using g and kg?

Or find different objects and hold in your hands and see which is heavier and lighter.

Can you see a weight written on the packet of sugar, pasta, tin or soup etc?

Did you do any baking over the Easter break and use your scales to measure ingredients? 

 

send any photos to: swallows@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk 

We have had some lovely sunshine over Easter and Alex has been busy learning a new card game and Luke has been doing some Science and Maths activities.

Holiday activities. Please keep sending me photos of what you are getting up to over the Easter holiday whether it be learning or having fun! Emily has been working hard with her activity pack. Daniela has been baking, doing some activity books, painting and learning to play the piano. Arham has also been working hard on his activity pack.Well done all!

Luke has been busy doing mental addition out in the garden!

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Alex has been using chalks outside and planting some seeds. Good to see your smiley face Alex!

Friday 3rd April - Good morning on the last day of term before the Easter holiday!

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Luke has been busy at home doing some science experiments and making a volcano. Looks like Luke has had fun! Could you make a volcano or do a science experiment?

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Melisa has been busy making some play dough and drawing dinosaur eggs!

Arham has been busy with his Maths and English! Well done Arham keep it up!

As it is the last day before Easter holiday, we will look at the Easter Story

Think about the special things we do at Easter - make and eat hot cross buns, decorate Easter eggs and give and receive Easter eggs. Think about why do we do these things? Why is Easter important to Christians?

Could you make some hot, cross buns, decorate eggs, make a special cross? You could also have a look at the following links to continue with thoughts about Easter.

Look at the attached document and find links to go to.

Have a lovely Easter break! I will try and put up a few ideas over the holiday for you to do. If you have any photos of what you have been doing or a photo of you reading please so send them into Swallows email address. I will check emails every few days. We will be back to daily blogging in Term 5 - Monday 20th April. 

Keep smiling!

smileywinkwink

Mrs Bourdillon

Thursday 2nd April Measuring - yesterday I made some flapjacks using the scales to weigh out the ingredients. Here is the recipe and flapjacks - which tasted delicious! Could you make something and use the scales to weigh out the ingredients?

Measuring liquid. Could you get out a measuring jug and measure different amounts of water? We measure liquid in liters and milliliters

Dinosaur stories - have you written you story about finding a dinosaur egg in your garden or on your balcony? Remember the photos from the beginning of the week.

Have a look at the Radio 2 500 word stories from last year to give you ideas.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories

 

Don't forget to do your daily exercise. You could try a Go Noodle warm up.

https://app.gonoodle.com/

 

Daily phonics lesson have a go and sounding and blending

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-4-games.html

 

End your day by looking at the prayer area on our website.

 

Happy Thursday!

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

 

 

Pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Happy April Fools Day! Wednesday 1st April. Yesterday I went for a walk in the park and noticed the beautiful trees. Can you notice the difference between the 2 trees? Can you name what kind of trees they are? They begin with D and E. You could you draw or paint a picture of trees today?

You may want to write a prayer today.

Dear God,

Thank you for all the beautiful trees,

It is so amazing how they continually grow and change

And just like you

They are all around us

Trees are ...........

Today help us ..............

Can you finish the prayer?

Today we are continuing with measuring and looking at weighing objects using kilograms (kg) and grams (g). Could you find some objects around your house to compare which is heavier and which is lighter? Then could you weigh the objects?

Then have a go at the following example of reading the scales

Yesterday Luke sent some photos of what he had been doing. Well done Luke you are keeping busy and it is great to see your happy smiling face. Can you send in some photos too?

Don't forget to do your daily exercise. Today you could do Super Movers   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-length-height/zdrx92p

Or the firefighters warm up!

https://www.firefighterfitkids.co.uk/

Or both! You choose!

Have a great day! smileysmileywinkwinkyesyes

Mrs Bourdillon

Tuesday 31st March Good morning Swallows Class! How did you get on with the measuring activities yesterday? Here are some measuring challenge cards for you to continue measuring in cm, m and mm. Could you draw shapes with a ruler and measure the sides?

Today you could also start planning a story about finding a dinosaur egg in your garden or on your balcony. Have a look at the photos below. Could you draw out what is going to happen in your story? Then tell someone what is going to happen in your story. You might want to have a look at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WfsCU3r1Ck

Luke has sent in some photos showing what he has been doing at his home school. Well done Luke keep up the great Maths work and what a fantastic Elmer! Could anyone else make an Elmer like Luke's?

Don't forget to do your daily exercise with Joe Wicks PE lesson 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

and daily phonics 

look at tricky words http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/resources/p5ttricky.pdf

 

Have a great day!

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

 

Luke has just sent in a copy of his writing today and his thoughts on how the Coronavirus spread. Let us know your thoughts too!

Monday 30th March. Welcome to week 2 of home school! I hope you had a good weekend and managed to get out in the sunshine! Did you see the hailstones on Sunday?Seeds - I found some seeds at home and have planted them today. Can you guess what they might grow into?

Could you draw what the seeds may grow into and use labels root, stem, bulb, flower, leaves? Can you write underneath your drawing what seeds need to help them grow and why? Send me you labelled drawing using our class email. I will keep you updated about the seeds as they grow. Can you tell me what I need to do every day?

Measuring in cm, m and mm. Have a look at the worksheets below. Can you find objects at home to compare their length. Which is longer, shorter? Which is the longest shortest?

Don't forget to do your daily exercise with Joe Wickshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGKGNzNbWjU

and do daily phonics with the link from the website.

Let me know if there is anything else you would like to see on our class blog. 

Mrs Bourdillon winksmiley

Friday 27th March - well done for nearly completing a whole week on home school!

Thursday 26th March

Good morning Swallows on this lovely sunny and chilly morning!smiley

Don't forget to do your daily workout with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8o8wMgAT-Y

 

I have heard from Luke yesterday to say he is also enjoying doing his activity pack at home.

 

Today try and catch up with some phonics

Look on the phonics link on our class page. 

 

Year 2 children try some of these Maths challenges questions about time after your work on time yesterday.

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/54/6a/t-n-5969-year-2-time-maths-mastery-challenge-cards-_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1585213221~acl=%2Fresource%2F54%2F6a%2Ft-n-5969-year-2-time-maths-mastery-challenge-cards-_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=35527a98cd80259dd3d394ab1d1e0cb6060c741ac1eec7f50bef4b76b5580ff1

 

and use passwors CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

Year 1 children have a look at time, looking at o'clock, half past and quarter past and too the hour. We have done some work on this. Use clocks and watches at home to help and use the link

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/8c/0a/t-n-5083-oclock-half-past-and-quarter-past-to-times-activity-sheet-_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1585213824~acl=%2Fresource%2F8c%2F0a%2Ft-n-5083-oclock-half-past-and-quarter-past-to-times-activity-sheet-_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=d79bd3e509040780fb173b5cfc24cc76ec8cd91e1ea28906b70eb0d2f942aec8

 

and use password CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

Also you could have a start at writing a diary like we did for Robert Falcon Scott when he went to the Antarctic and the girl in the book The Journey. You could start with 

Dear Diary....

and then write about what you are doing at home and you could write something each day. Don't forget capital letters, full stops, ? ! conjunctions - and , because, so, if, when, 

Send me a copy of your writing and I can share it on our class blog.

Enjoy your day!yeswink

Mrs Bourdillon 

 

 

Have a look at this link of a colleague of mine singing Spring Chicken - see if you can sing along!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fle7wqj-0P4

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning Swallows Class!

Well done to Alex and Melisa who have completed all their maths activities in their pack!winksmiley

Year 2 children - have a look at this link about time 

https://whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Year-2-2018-19-Summer-Block-3-Time.pdf

Then have a go at the next activities.

file://abchvg01/staffdesktop/ebourdillon/Desktop/Website%20activities/Maths/Time%20Year%202.pdf

 

Tuesday 24th March

This week we were going to read the book Mad About Dinosaurs so have a look at the 2 links below and see if you could write a poem about a dinosaur. You could send it me through the class email address.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gX3Zu8ZwlA

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjhhvcw 

I look forward to seeing your dinosaur poems.

Mrs Bourdillon

Year 1 children have a look at Swifts class page for number work to 50.

Year 1 and 2 Swallows class then have a look at Swifts class page for Science work about plants.

Please send me a photo of your labelled plant, dinosaur poem from yesterday or maths by email:

swallows@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk 

I look forward to sharing your work.

Don't forget to do daily exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wzoy_J3I_c

Have a good day! yessmiley

Mrs Bourdillon

Look at the first 2 pictures of a Jurassic Jungle. Could you write a postcard to someone in your family as though you were there. Write down some descriptive noun phrases - the dark, green bushes, the winding river, the ...........waterfall, dinosaurs roaming around ........ Write down what you can hear, smell, see and touch. Don't forget capital letters and full stops! Start with

Dear mum, dad, aunty, uncle etc

 

Then look at the next 2 pictures. Can you make a picture of a dinosaur from cotton buds or pasta and tea leaves? Please do send me a copy of your pictures and postcards.

 

Also don't forget to do your daily PE lesson

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

 

and look at your daily phonics at the link on the front of the class page under phonics.

Have a good weekend and I look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Bourdillonwinksmiley

 

Macmillan coffee afternoon this coming Friday 25th September - children can bring in a cake to eat and a £1.00 donation for this wonderful charity - thank you :)
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