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Tuesday 21st July 2020

Today's blog has been written by Miss Copley and you can find it here.

Monday 20th July 2020

Happy Monday! The last Monday of the 2020 school year, and what a school year it's been. We have three days of fun activities lined up for you to take us through the last days of Term 6.

 

To begin, listen to the story Grendel a Cautionary tale about Chocolate. Then look at the activities below the video and choose something/s you would like to do.

 

David Lucas reads Grendel

Things you could do:

  • draw a heart and write down all the things you love
  • make a ‘Me Box’ and put things from home that you love in the box
  • write about your own 3 wishes – what would you wish for? Write your wishes on a star. Was Grendel’s wish a good one? Why or why not?
  • make a cave den at home
  • write a letter to Grendel saying why you think his wish was a good wish or not a good wish and what would be a better wish

 

Watch how David Lucas draws Grendel. Can you draw the monster or create your own monster?

You could:

  • write a Chocolate poem – look at Michael Rosen’s poem to give you some ideas

  • make chocolate playdough and make your own box of chocolates

Recipe:   

2 cups plain flour (all purpose)

1 cup salt

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 tbsps vegetable oil

2 tbsps cream of tartar

2 cups of boiling water

4 drops of glycerine (optional extra for increased shine and stretch)

Method:

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl

Stir in the vegetable oil

Mix together

Stir in the boiling water (adult only) and mix until combined

When it has cooled a little, knead it on a clean surface until it loses all stickiness and becomes smooth and stretchy. No residue should come off on your fingers. If it is still sticky add a little more flour, if too dry and

crumbly add more water, a tablespoon at a time.

  • design your own chocolate world. Look at the clip from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to give you ideas

Whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy doing it.  And of course, I would love to see what you get up to so please ask your adult to email photos of your marvellously, chocolatey creations to swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

Have a great day.

Friday 17th July

Good morning everyone!

Happy Friday and welcome to the last Friday blog post for this year! Well done on sticking with us throughout this term and sending in your fantastic pieces of work! You have worked extra hard and deserve the rest during the summer holidays. All your teachers and class helpers at ABC are so, so proud of what you have achieved and we are all looking forward to being together again in September. Next week, ABC is open to welcome you and your parents to meet your teacher and teaching assistant for next year and to find out what will be happening in Term 1 of the new school year.

The timetable for each class is as follows and to ensure safety and social distancing, groups will come in at different times:

 9-10am / 11-12pm

 

 9.15 - 10.15am / 11.15-12.15pm

 

 9.30am - 10.30am / 11.30am - 12.30pm

 

It will be lovely to see you all before the summer. 

 

As usual the weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 3PM. Enter the game pin 03539586 . Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck! Click on the image below to be directed.

                                                        

Let's get started on today's learning.

                                       

We are really looking forward to 'September'.

                                      

Phonics

                           

                    

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

 

Spellings

As it's Friday, as usual it's spelling test day. Your adult can read you the word and you can then write id down. This weeks spellings are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow, butterfly, bathroom

English

 

The Eagle that was Scared of Heights!

 

Read through your story. Read it to someone! Think about what parts you could improve: look again at your descriptions and your sentences and speech. Check the order of your story makes sense and that there is a clear beginning, middle and end. Write up your story in your neatest handwriting and illustrate some important parts of the story. Make a cover with the title and your name. You can use bubble writing!

Maths

 

Watch the videos by clicking on the images to remind yourself how to set out division answers and to make it easier to solve. Then try the questions below. There are two ways to divide shown here-watch both and decide which is easiest for you!

 

                   

 

Science

 

BUILD A BUG HABITAT!

 

                                                                

 

All creatures need a little help from us and this a great way you can make sure that the insects like bees have a place to live. Remember food chains? Insects are an important part of the food chain for other larger animals like birds and they are very good for plants-bees help pollinate plants which means that some plants need bees to make seeds to grow more flowers! Imagine a world with no colorful flowers! Thank you bees and all the insects in our gardens and parks, forests and woods! When you’ve made your bug house, check it to see which insects are using it. Make drawings of the insects and label them. How many can you get to stay at your bug hotel? Click the video to see how to make one. Make a few!

Well done on your hard work today. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer and worship session you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Again we would like to congratulate you all on your hard work this term. If you would like to send in any images of work or email us a message please do at the usual address swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

 

Have a fantastic summer, rest and stay safe!

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell, Mr Hazelby, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Salisbury and Mrs Finn.   

                   

Thursday 16th July

 

Good morning everyone!

 

How are you all? We are all very busy here in school preparing and making sure everything is ready for your return to school in September. We really are missing you all and are looking forward to seeing you all after the summer. But before that we have our usual learning to do today. We are writing about the 'The Eagle that was Scared of Heights' in English following on from yesterday. In Maths we are looking at multiplication and this afternoon in Geography we will be looking at finding our way using maps. 

 

                                          

 

'Beep Beep' I'm a sheep!!

 

                                                  

 

Phonics

 

                            

                            

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Take a look at the film below to remind you of contraction words and then write at least ten of your own. 

 

                                       

 

Yesterday you chose an activity to practice your spellings, today choose a different way from the list to practice to today. Your words this week are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow, butterfly and bathroom.

 

                                         

 

English

 

Yesterday you were given the heading 'The Eagle That Was Scared Of Heights' and you were asked to complete a story board with ideas for your own story. Today we would like you to write your story. Put in as much detail as you can and let your imagination flow. You can use the word mats below to help you. Remember to check your punctuation and try and think of different ways to start your sentences.

 

  

Maths

 

We are looking at multiplication today. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to refresh your minds.

 

                                              

 

Have a go at the challenges below.

Geography

 

MAP READING!  CAN YOU FIND YOUR WAY?

 

Look at the grid map below and identify the things you see and where they are on the grid. Think about the directions: north, south, east and west, left and right, straight on.

Look at the sentences and read them carefully. Copy them out and fill in the missing information using the positions of the things on the grid map.

Extra: Why not make your own grid map and write some sentences for directions and positions to challenge someone at home?

 

 

Well done, we hope you have enjoyed your learning day today. End your day with a reading session with your adults. If you would like to join us in our prayer and worship session you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page. 

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, see you back here tomorrow for another packed day of learning.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell  and Mrs Barnes 

Wednesday 15th July 

 

Good morning everyone!

 

Yesterday you edited and wrote a story board about the book 'How to be a lion'. Today in English you are going to be thinking about another story; a story of your own. We are looking at subtraction in Maths and then looking at the 'blue' activities of the 'Rainbow Challenge' for our P.E lesson this afternoon. Let's get started.

 

                                            

 

We are waking ourselves up with 'Micky' today.

 

                                                     

 

Phonics

                           

                           

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We have been looking at compound words, can you make a list of compound words? Watch the film below by clicking on the image to remind you.

 

                                         

 

Your spellings this week are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow, butterfly and bathroom. Practice your spellings today by choosing one of the activities below.

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

English

 

Today we are going to think about a story of our own. We would like you to use the story heading below to create an imaginative piece of writing that is completely your own. Create a storyboard first to help you plan your writing. You can use your storyboard in stages such as one box for your main character, the second box for who else is in your story, the third box what the story is about and so on. You can click on the link below to print a blank storyboard or you can make your own. Your heading is ............................

 

                                      'The Eagle That Was Scared Of Heights'

 

Maths

 

Today we are taking a look at subtraction. Watch the film below to refresh your minds by clicking on the image.

 

                                 

 

Have a go at the activities below.

P.E

Have a go at the activities below and complete as many as you can. Don't forget to color in your rainbow chart.

 

Great job today, well done. End your day with a reading session with your adult, maybe you can take turns with your adult in reading a page in. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer and worship session you can be directed to the page by clicking on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Tuesday 14th July

 

Good morning everyone!

 

Today in English we will be editing our work from yesterday. We are looking at addition in Maths and completing the next 'Art Builders' toolkit in Art, so make sure you have your arty fingers at the ready. Let's get started.

 

                                     

 

We are waking our minds and our muscles this morning with 'The hungry caterpillar'.

 

                                   

 

Phonics

 

                        

                        

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Yesterday we looked at compound words, today we are looking at contractions. Click on the image below to learn all about them.

 

                                  

 

Can you write today's spellings in a sentence. Your words are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow, butterfly and bathroom. The first one has been done for you.

                                             

                                                   The shelf doesn't need to be that high.

 

 

English

 

Yesterday we re-wrote the story of 'How to be a Lion' and sequenced the pictures in order. Today we would like you to have another look at what you wrote and edit your work. Can you change some words for more exciting words? Can you add adjectives? Can you add illustrations and put your writing in the form of a story board. There is an example of a storyboard below for you to look at. There is also a word mat below to help you.

 

            

Maths

 

Today we are looking at addition. We have been looking at various Maths techniques over the last few weeks. Today we are looking again at addition. Have a look at the film by clicking on the image below to have a brief refresher.

 

                                   

 

Have a go at the challenges below.

Art

 

Today we are looking at the next toolkit for the 'Art Builders' project. Click on the image below to find out more.

 

                             

 

Don't forget to send in your creations to school so they can be featured in the final film.

Well done, you have worked hard today. End your day with a reading session with your adult. Send in your work to the usual email, you never know they may be featured in this weeks newsletter. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer and worship session you can click on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you here tomorrow for another packed day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

 

 

Monday 13th July

 

Good morning everyone, welcome to Monday

 

We hope you have had a restful weekend and are ready for a packed week of learning. We are continuing with our book 'How to be a Lion' in English. In Maths we are looking again at all the things we have been learning over the last few weeks. We are continuing to look at the Jewish faith and we are finishing our P.E with the 'Active Rainbow' challenges. In Art we have the next toolkit for the 'Art Builders' project. Before we start our day the winners of last weeks 'Kahoot' quiz were Mrs Martin and Makisa from Goldfinches! Well done to those and to everyone who participated.

 

Let's get started in our usual way.

 

                                             

 

We are waking up with the 'Crocodile' rocks.

 

                                   

 

Phonics

                         

                         

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

We are continuing to learn about compound words and contractions. Click on the image below to learn more.

 

                                     

 

This weeks spellings are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow butterfly and bathroom.

 

 

English

 

Oh no,  the pictures have been mixed up! Can you rearrange them to the correct order and rewrite the story in your own words. Click on the image below to hear the story again.

 

                                  

 

 

Maths

 

Today we are looking at block diagrams. Click on the image below to learn all about them.

 

                                 

 

Have a go at the year 2 challenges below.

R.E

 

 

Open the presentation to see important objects and people of the Jewish faith. Make sure the powerpoint is set to powerpoint show from the menu. Click on each pictures to get information about what Jews believe.

 

You have worked hard today, well done! Don't forget to send your work to the usual email address swifts@archbishop.kent.sch.uk. End your day with a reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer, click on the image below to be directed to the prayer and worship page.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Friday 10th July

 

Good morning everyone. Happy Friday!

 

Welcome to the last day of our learning week and what a busy week it has been. Today we are going to be creating our own character in English and drawing an image of them. In Maths we are continuing to look at pictograms. In science we are looking at animal habitats and turning those habitats into a diorama. Before that we have our usual Friday 'Kahoot Quiz' and the final challenge in our 'Virtual Sports Week'. Click on the image below to find out the last challenge.

 

                                        

 

The weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 3PM. Enter the game pin  02636026. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck! Click on the image below to be directed.

 

 

                                                      

 

Let's start our day in the usual way. 

 

                                            

 

Staying with the octopus this morning to wake our bodies and our minds.

 

                                          

 

Phonics

                             

                             

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

As normal, Friday is spelling test day. Your adult will read you the word and you then write it down. Your words are can't, doesn't, don't, you're, sunflower, superman, newspaper, timeline, and dragonfly.

 

English

 

We have been looking at the characters Leonard and Marianne in the story 'How to be a Lion'. We have looked at their feelings and all the things that make them who they are. It's your turn to create your own character. Design a character in any form, either animal or human. Give them features and then label them to express there personality and character. You could give them big bushy eyebrows and a blue nose, it's completely up to you. Give them a personality that you would find friendly. You could base your character on a friend you all ready have. They could be very caring and helpful. They could have a special talent, the choice is yours. Send in your creations to the usual address, we are really looking forward to meeting them!

Maths

 

We have been looking at different ways to show data. Have a look at the film below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                

 

Have a go at the following year 2 challenges.

 

 

Science

 

Build a diorama of a habitat! Watch the video by clicking on the image and use the ideas to build a habitat for one of the animals you have learnt about this term or one that you particularly like.

 

 

 

                                       

 

              

Well done! You have all worked very hard this week and we are so impressed with each of you. End your day with a reading session and don't forget to send in your work to the usual email address. If you would like to join  us in our daily prayer and worship session you can click on the image below.

 

 

Have a great weekend and rest well. We will see you back here on Monday for another packed week.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

Thursday 9th July

 

Good morning and welcome to Thursday!

 

Wow, this week is flying past! Today we will be writing a book review for 'How to be a Lion' in our English lesson, so get thinking about the story and the things you particularly like. In Maths we have been looking at tally charts and pictograms so today you will be drawing pictograms. In Geography we are following on from last week and taking another look at endangered animals. Before that we have the ninth challenge for our 'Virtual Sports Week'. Click on the image below to find the details. Don't forget to send in your videos to collect your house points, YOUR HOUSE TEAM NEEDS YOU!!

 

                                     

 

Let's make a start on our filled day of learning.

 

                                     

 

Staying with the pirates in today's yoga session.

 

                                                       

 

Phonics

 

                             

                             

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We have been learning about contractions and compound words. Other than this weeks spellings can you think of a least five words that are either a contraction or a compound word. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to help you.

 

                              

 

This weeks spelling words are can't, doesn't, don't, you're, sunflower, newspaper, timeline and dragonfly.

 

English

 

Today we would like you to listen to the story again and then write a book review. Look at the language used in the story. There are examples below and also a printable version if you would like to print one out. Would you recommend this book to others? Did you enjoy the story? Do you like the illustrations in the story? Do you like the rhyming words? Maybe you could include some rhyming words in your review. Include all your thoughts, good or bad. Click on the image below to hear the story.

 

                                  

 

 

        

Here is a word mat to help you.

                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

Maths

 

We have been looking at pictograms this week. Have a go at the challenges below. You can look back at your work from this week to help you. You can also watch the film below by clicking on the image to help you.

 

                                        

 

Geography

 

Last week we looked at extinct and endangered animals. Watch the film below by clicking on the image.

 

                             

 

Chose an animal and design a poster showing why this animal is endangered and how we can help save them from extinction. Make your poster bright, bold and colorful. Send in your pictures to the usual address so we can add them to our class galleries.

You have worked really hard today, well done! Have a rest by having a small reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in our prayer and worship time you can click on the image below.

 

 

Send in the pictures of your work to swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk, you never know they maybe featured in this weeks school newsletter!

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and have plenty of rest. We will see you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Wednesday 8th July

 

Good morning everyone!

 

We have a full day ahead of us today. We are looking at our own friends today in English. In Maths we are looking again at pictograms and this afternoon we will be completing some of the green activities of the 'Rainbow Challenge'. Before that we have today's 'Virtual Sports Week' challenge. Click on the image below to find out what the challenge is today.

 

                                      

 

Let's get started in our usual way.

 

                                              

 

We are waking our minds and our muscles this morning with 'Super Yoga'.

 

                                     

 

Phonics

 

                           

                           

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Continuing our learning of contractions and compound words, click on the image below to learn more.

 

                            

 

Practice your spellings today with the roll a rainbow game. 

 

Your spellings are can't, doesn't, you're, sunflower, superman, newspaper, timeline and dragonfly.

 

 

 

 

 

English

 

In the story 'How to be a Lion' Leonard and Marianne became great friends. They played together, watched the stars together and wrote fantastic poems together. Think about your friends and what you do together. Write about your friendship, tell us how you met, what things you both like and what you both like to do together. Do they make you laugh? Do they cheer you up when you are sad? You can draw a picture of you both doing something you enjoy. Send in your work to the usual email address, we really do look forward to seeing your fantastic work.

 

                                                         

 

Maths

 

We have been learning about pictograms this week. You have completed some great activities including some year 2 challenges. Watch the film below to learn more by clicking on the image.

 

                                       

 

Have a go at the year 2 challenges below.

P.E

 

Today we are looking at the green activities of the 'Rainbow Challenge'. Complete as many as you can and remember to color your rainbow.

 

                                     

 

                          

You have all worked hard today, well done! If you would like to join us in prayer and worship you can click on the image below.

 

 

Make sure you have a reading session with your adult and we will see you back here tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

 

 

Tuesday 7th July

 

Good morning everyone. Happy Tuesday!

 

We have another fun day of learning today. We are continuing with our book 'How to be a Lion', then in maths we will be looking at pictograms. This afternoon we have our next installment of the 'Art Builders Project' so make sure you have have your arty fingers ready.

 

Before all of that we have the 7th challenge in our 'Virtual Sports Day' Click on the image below to discover today's challenge.

 

                                                                            

Let's get started with our day in the usual way.

 

                                           

 

We are waking up with the 'Lions' this morning.

 

                                       

 

Phonics

 

                           

                           

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Yesterday we looked at contractions, today we are looking at compound words. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                 

 

Can you practice your spellings today by writing sentences that contain your words. This weeks words are can't, doesn't, don't, you're, sunflower, superman, newspaper, timeline, dragonfly. The first sentence has been done for you.

                                              I can't wait until the party on Saturday!

 

                       

 

English

 

We are looking at 'Marianne' today. Listen to the story again taking particular notice of when Leonard met Marianne. Click on the image below to listen to the story.

 

                                 

 

We would like you to write about Marianne and when she met Leonard from her point of view. Imagine you are Marianne and you are explaining your first meeting with Leonard to a friend. You could write this in a diary entry form or even a letter. How did Marianne feel when she first met him and how did her feelings change as the story goes on.

Maths

 

We are looking at pictograms today. We have worked on graphs, tally charts and lots of other ways to show data. A pictogram is another way you could show data you have collected. Watch the film below to learn more.

 

                                     

 

Now you have learnt what a pictogram is and how we record information, have a go at the activities below.

Art

We have our next installment for the'Art Builders Project'. Click on the image below to find out what we are doing today.

 

                                     

Don't forget to send in your work to school to enter your work to the film. Below is a link to look at and print off if you require.

Well done, what a fun day that was! End your day with a reading session with your adult. Send in your images of your work to the usual address swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk. If you would like to join us in prayer and worship click on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, see you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes.  

Monday 6th July

 

Good morning everyone! 

 

How was your weekend? We would love to hear all about the things you've been doing.

 

Before we start our day, the Kahoot winners from Friday were Filip Z and Mrs Evans! Congratulations to them both and a big well done to all those who took part.

 

The 6th challenge is now live for you to complete. Click on the image below to find out more.

 

                                   

 

We have a busy week ahead of us. This includes the next step for the 'Art Builders Project', continuing with our 'Virtual Sports Day' challenges, continuing to look at the book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere and looking at tally charts and pictograms in maths. Let's get started.

 

                                     

 

Everybody dance now!

 

                                       

 

Phonics

 

                           

                           

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spelling

We are looking at contractions and compound words this week. Watch the short film below by clicking on the image to learn all about contractions. 

 

                                 

 

Your spellings this week are can't, doesn't, you're, sunflower, superman, newspaper, timeline, dragonfly.

English

 

We are looking at the differences between Leonard the lion and a real lion. Take a look at the images below. What things are similar? What things are different? Look back over the last few weeks and think about all the things that we have learnt about lions. Write a description comparing them with each other listing all the differences and all the similarities. You could also draw the two different lions to show the differences. Which lion would you like to meet? I know who I'd rather meet!

 

      

Maths

 

Today we are looking at tally charts. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                                  

 

Now you have watched the lesson have a go at the Year 2 Challenges below.

Religious Education

 

We have been looking at 'Shabbat' and how Jewish people celebrate this. Today we are looking at how 'shabbat' is celebrated at home. Watch the films by clicking on the images.

 

                                  

 

                                  

 

Write a story board showing from start to finish about 'Shabbat' including all the things that you have learnt.

Well done! You have have completed some tricky work today. End your day with a reading session with your adult. What have you been reading? Send us in the books you have read and enjoyed, maybe you would like to share a book with others that you think they would enjoy.

 

If you would like to join us in our daily prayer click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Please send in the work you have been completing so we can can celebrate your achievements in the class gallery and maybe they will be featured in the weekly newsletter. You can send them in to the class email which is Swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow for another packed day including the next 'Art Builders Project'.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

 

Friday 3rd July

 

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!!

 

What a busy week we have had. The weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 3PM. Enter the game pin 08562681. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck! Click on the image below to be directed.

 

                                                 

 

Also we have the next challenge in our 'Virtual Sports Week'. Click on the image below to take part. Remember to send in a video of you completing the challenge so your house points can be added.

 

                             

 

                        

 

Moving on to today's learning. We are looking at 'Duck' in our book 'How to be a Lion'. We are investigating and solving money problems in our maths session and this afternoon we will be taking a look at 'food chains'. Let's get stuck in.

 

                                   

 

We are celebrating the arrival of the weekend this morning.

 

                                                   

 

Phonics

 

                          

                          

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

As it's Friday we have our weekly spelling test. Just like we do at school, your adult will read the word and you need to write it down. This weeks words are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell.

             

 

English

 

Today we are taking at look at Marianne. Marianne is the duck in our story this week. Take a look at the image below. How is Marianne feeling? What is she doing? What can you tell from the way she looks in the picture? Write about what you can see in the picture and why. Like we did earlier in the week, use some descriptive words to explain your thoughts. You can illustrate your work showing your explanations.

 

 

                                         

 

       

 

Maths

 

We have been looking at money for last two weeks. Today we would like you to look at the activities below and solve the problems. You can look back over your work to help or remind you.

Science

 

We are going to look at food chains today.Watch the film by clicking on the image below to learn more.

 

                                

 

Now you have learnt all about food chains complete the activities below. You can draw your own or you can print them off to complete by clicking on the link below. The third set of activities is a challenge, have a go at it if you wish.

 

 

Wow, you have really worked hard today. Well done! Don't forget to end your day with a short reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below.

 

 

Have a great weekend, have lots of fun and rest time. We will see you back here on Monday for another packed week of learning, including our next 'Art Builders' project and more 'Sports Day' challenges.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

Thursday 2nd July

 

Good morning everyone!

 

We have the next challenge of the 'ABC Sports Day'. If you haven't started yet you can find the previous challenges by clicking on the image below. Today's challenge is here and ready for you. Click on the image to find out the details. Don't forget to film yourself and send them into your class teacher so you are awarded your house points.

 

      

 

 

                             

 

Today we are looking at Leonard in our book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere. Then continuing with 'Money' in our maths lesson. In geography we are looking into what is happening to some animals in the world and why. Before that, let's get started in our usual way with a joke and a wake up session to get our brains and bodies started.

 

                                       

 

We are moving with some 'Zumba' this morning. It's very fast, can you keep up?

 

                                        

 

Phonics

 

                             

                             

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We have been looking at the prefix un in this weeks spellings. Can you write your spelling words into a sentence today. Your words are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell. The first one has been done for you.

 

                                The children were feeling very unhappy when the party ended.

 

English

 

Take a look at Leonard the lion. Today we would like you to draw Leonard and using adjectives we would like you to write sentences around your drawing to describe him. There is an example sheet below to help you and also there is a short film of how Ed Vere drew Leonard for his book. Click on the image to watch.

 

                                  

 

 

   

 

You could start your sentence with :   

 

Leonard looks confident because ............................

Leonard has mammoth ............................................

 

Don't forget to send in your work to our class email, we really enjoy seeing what you have been working on.

 

Maths

 

We are continuing with looking at change today. You can watch the film below by clicking on the image to refresh your minds.

 

                                 

 

Try the challenges below.

Geography

 

In geography today we are looking at what is happening to some animals in our world and why. Watch the film below to learn more by clicking on the image.

 

                      

 

Can you write about the endangered animals. Can you include what we as humans could do to help protect them. Can you explain what the dangers are? You can illustrate your work. You could design a poster to show what you have learn't. It's completely up to you how you show the facts. Send in your work in work so we can share them in our class galleries.

Phew that was a packed day of learning, well done! End your day with a reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in prayer you can click on the image below to be directed to our prayer of the day. We hope you enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow.

 

 

Don't forget to send in your work, you never know it may be chosen to go into this weeks newsletter!

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Wednesday 1st July

 

Good morning!

 

It looks like we are in another bright and sunny day. How did you get on yesterday in the sports day Tik Tok challenge? Today we have the latest challenge, click on the image below to participate. Don't forget to send in your video clips to register your house points!

 

                                 

 

 

 

How did you get on with the Art Builders Project? We are really looking forward to seeing the final film with all your work. You can either send your completed art work into school or you can take a picture and send it into your class teacher.

 

Today we will be thinking about the book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere and delving a little deeper by looking at what we think the lions in the book are going to be like. We will be finding change in maths and getting active in our physical education lesson this afternoon. Let's get started.

 

                                        

 

    We're 'HAPPY' this this morning!

 

                                                      

 

Phonics

 

                       

                       

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Practice your spellings today by completing a spelling scribble just like the image below. Your words for today are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell.

 

                           

                     

 

English

 

Look at the front cover of the book 'How to be a Lion'.

 

                                             

 

 

What do you think the lions in this book are going to be like? Does the lion look like a real lion? What kind of character is he? Tell us what you think. We would like you to look at the language in your work by using descriptive words. Look at the examples below, can you use some of these words? Also think about words such as next, maybe and because. We would like to see you using pictures in your work to show us what you think so make it bright and colorful too.

 

                                       

Maths

 

Today we are looking at finding change. We have been working on coins for the last week now so we are sure you are all experts. Have a go the activities below. You can look back through the past lessons or your work to help you.

P.E

 

We are looking at the 'Yellow' activities today. Complete as many as you can and don't forget to color in your rainbow chart. Have fun!

Well done on today's learning, you have all worked extremely hard. Remember to end your day with a reading session with your adult and if you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below. If you are out in the sun today remember to wear a hat and sun cream. Also remember to drink plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

 

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

Good morning everyone.

 

How did you get on yesterday with the sports day challenge? Today's challenge is now live. Click on the image below to find out more! We can't wait to see you all taking part so make sure you send in your videos to collect your house points for your house team!

 

                                      

 

Today we are taking another look at lions and continuing with money challenges in maths. This afternoon we will be completing our art for the wonderful Art Builder Project that we have been invited to participate in. Let's get straight into our day in the usual way.

 

                                         

 

We're waking up with a 'Jump' this morning.

 

                                   

 

Phonics

 

                          

                          

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We have been looking at adding the prefix un. Other than our spelling words can you think of at least 5 more. You can watch the clip below by clicking on the image to remind you of the spelling rule.

 

                                    

 

This weeks spellings are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell.

English

 

Today we are looking at the characteristics of lions and describing how to be one. Watch the amazing video by clicking on the image below to discover what you need to be a lion.

 

                                   

 

What do you need to be a lion? Create a poster or a written piece of work explaining all the things that you would need to have if you were a lion. You can illustrate your work if you wish too. Check your spellings and capital letters as well as making sure your full stops are in the correct places. 

Maths

 

Today we are continuing with adding amounts. Watch the clip below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                              

 

Now have a go at the challenges below.

 

Art

 

Yesterday you watched the clip explaining all about toolkit 1. Today we are going to make the flowers, bees and honey comb shapes. Watch the video again to remind you how to make them.

 

 

                                    

 

Now its your turn to create and add to this amazing project. The link below is the templates to print.

Excellent effort today, you have worked hard. Send in your work

to:  swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.ukIf you would like to join us in prayer you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page. End your day with reading to your adult, have you got a favorite book you have been reading and would like to share with us? You can send in a picture to the email address above.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, have fun completing today's sports challenge! Don't forget to send in your videos of you completing today's challenge.

 

See you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

 

 

Monday 29th June

 

Good morning everyone!!

 

We have so much to tell you this morning about our week ahead but firstly the winners of Friday's Kahoot Quiz were Emilia from Goldfinches and Mrs Irvine. Well done to all who participated. Last week we informed you all about our virtual sports week. Today we have our first challenge! Click on the image below to find out more.

 

                                 

 

Also we told you all about our whole school Art Builder Project. If you remember, Jo said she would let us into the secret of what we will be doing soon. Today she has done just that. Click on the image below to find out exactly what we are doing. It's so exciting.

 

                                   

 

We will be starting these activities tomorrow afternoon, so  collect anything you think you may need ready for our session. Below is also the link for Toolkit 1 to print off the details and the templates needed if you wish.

This week in our learning we will be looking at the book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere. We will be completing activities based around this book in our english learning. We are continuing with 'Money' in maths this week as well as some fun topic work in the afternoons. So lets get started.

 

                                

 

We are crocodile rocking this morning !

 

                                    

 

Phonics

 

                       

                       

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We are looking at adding prefix un this week. Watch the short film below to learn more about adding a prefix.

 

                              

 

This weeks spellings are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell.

English

 

This weeks book is 'How to be a Lion'. Click on the image below to listen to the story.

 

                                          

 

Today we are looking at Lions and finding out facts about them. Watch the film below by clicking in the image to learn some very interesting things. You might want to take some notes as you are watching.

 

                          

We would like you to write a fact file about Lions. Include everything you know about them such as where they live, what they eat and the habitat that they live in.. You can also illustrate your work if you wish. Below is an example.

                

Copy of 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere

Maths

 

We are continuing to look at money and value this week. Last week we learnt about coins, value of coins and how to add and subtract amounts. This week we are taking this to the next level. Watch the video lesson below by clicking on the image to refresh your minds then have a go at the challenges below. 

 

                                                 

 

                           

Religious Education

 

We have been looking at the Jewish Faith. Today we are delving a little deeper into the lives of Jewish people. We are learning about Shabbat. What is a Shabbat? Lets find out, click on the image below to learn more.

 

                                  

 

Watch the clip below to see how Jewish people celebrate Shabbat in a synagogue.

 

                                 

 

Design a poster of all the things you have learnt about 'Shabbat' including the differences of celebrating at home or celebrating in a synagogue. Make it bright and colourful.

 

 

 

 

Well done, you have worked hard today. End your learning day by reading with your adult. Send in pictures of your work to the usual email address, we love to see what you have been doing. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow for another learning day of fun.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

Friday 26th June

 

Good morning, happy Friday!

 

Welcome to the last day of our learning week. We will be looking at Gerald's point of view in our English lesson this morning. We are continuing to look at coins in our Maths and we will be looking at why certain zoo animals live in different parts of the world in our science lesson this afternoon. Before we start our day just a quick notice. As it's Friday we have our usual Kahoot Quiz running. The quiz is headed 'Missing titles of books'.  Click on the image below to be directed to the quiz.

 

                                                        

 

 

The weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 3PM. Enter the game pin 0169626. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck!

 

Also a reminder to pop over and have a look our Virtual Sport's Week if you haven't already. Miss Flisher has produced a fantastic week of sports along with some help from her ABC colleagues. Click on the image below to be directed to the Sports Week Page.

 

                                      

Let's get started on our day.

 

                                        

 

It's HOT, HOT, HOT this morning !!!

 

                                                       


Phonics

 

                         

                         

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

As it's Friday, today is spelling test day. With your adult, just like we do in school complete your weekly spelling test. Ask your adult to read out the word and then you write it down. This weeks words are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

English

 

We have been looking at the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' in great detail over the past two weeks. Today we would like you to retell the story from Gerald's point of view. Put yourself in Gerald's shoes and write the story as if he was writing the story. You can use your work from the past two weeks to help you. You can even make a book to share with us all, telling us the story and showing us pictures as you go through. We know that some of you are budding authors so we are very excited to see your creations. If you wish to listen to the story again or use it as a guide you can click on the image below to be directed to the book.

 

                                            

Maths

 

This week we have been learning about money and its value. We have looked at different coins and notes and found out the greater and smaller amounts. Today we have a collection of problems to solve that cover what we have learnt throughout this week. Have a go at the challenges below.

Science

 

We have discovered many different zoo animals and researched them. We have found out many facts about where these animals come from, what habitats they live in and even what they eat. Today we would like you to identify why certain zoo animals live in different parts of the world and why. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to learn about adaption and how animals adapt to their habitats.

 

                           

 

You can use your work from the last few weeks to help you.

Well done! You have worked very hard this week. We have arrived at the weekend and you have all earn't a well deserved rest. If you would like to join us in our prayer of the day you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Have fun and enjoy the sun this weekend, remember to drink plenty to keep you hydrated, wear a hat if you have one and use sun cream if you go out. 

 

We are looking forward to seeing all your pictures, whether they are of the work you have been doing or of you having fun. Please send them in to the usual email address.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Thursday 25th June

 

Good morning, welcome to a very hot Thursday morning!

 

Today we are looking at the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and we will be writing about all the things we like about it. We are looking at greater and less than coins in our maths lesson followed by looking at animals from hot and cold countries in geography this afternoon. Before that we are starting our day in the usual way with a giggle and then a cooling cosmic yoga session to get our brains and bodies awake.

 

                                               

 

We are moving with Betsy the Banana this morning!

 

                                       

 

Phonics

                          

                          

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

We have been looking at adding suffix er to words this week. Other than the words you have been practicing this week can you find anymore that follow this rule. You can watch a short lesson to learn more by clicking on the image below.

                                                 

                                 

 

Your spelling words for this week are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

 

 

              

English

Have another look at the story and make a note of all the things you like or dislike about it. We would like you to write a 'Book Review'. A book review is something that tells you all the good or bad things about a book before you read it to help you choose whether you want to read it or not. There is an example below.

 

    

 

Can you write a book review for 'Giraffes Can't Dance'. You can illustrate your work as the example shows. You can design your own layout if you choose to making sure you have all the information that a book review requires. Below is blank book review page that is printable if you wish to use that version. Click on the image below to listen to the story again.

 

                                     

 

Maths

 

Today we are continuing to learn about the value of money. We are concentrating today on coins that are greater and less than others. Watch the short film below by clicking on the image to remind you of the value of our currency. 

 

                                                  

Have a go at the activities below.

 

Remember, the crocodile always eats the greater amount!

Geography

This term we have been looking at all the different animals from the zoo. We have researched and learnt lots of facts about many species of animals. Today we would like you to explore zoo animals which come from cold countries and zoo animals that come from hot countries. I have put some images below as an example.

You can present your work in any way you choose but include the animal and the country that they come from. You could also go further by adding the temperature of the countries they come from to your work.

Well done, you have worked hard today. Don't forget to send in your work or images of what you have been doing. We all look forward to seeing your fantastic creations. The email address is swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

 

You can end your day with a book and a reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below to follow the link to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

 

In case you missed them, I have put the links below for our exciting art challenge and also our virtual sports day. You can access these by clicking on either images.

 

                              

Enjoy the rest of your day, stay safe and hydrated if you are out in sun. Have fun!

 

Mrs Boudillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

Wednesday 24th June

 

Good morning everyone and welcome to Wednesday!

 

We have a busy day of fun and learning today so I will start off with a little project that we as a whole school are taking part in. Some of you may remember last year when we all participated in a whole school art project where we made the beautiful pictures in the hall for display with a lovely lady called Jo. This year we will be part of a similar thing. Watch the video below by clicking on the image to learn more, look out for Jo, you may recognize her.

 

                                         

 

Wow, how exciting!! I know that many of you are budding artist's and I can't wait to find out what we will be doing. As soon as all the details have arrived I will let you all know so you can be involved in this spectacular challenge.

 

Let's get started on our day of learning in the usual way with a joke, followed by our morning wake your mind session. We then will be looking at 'alliteration' in english. We will be finding different amounts of coins in our maths lesson and will be getting super energetic in our P.E lesson this afternoon.

 

                                         

 

Get you bodies and brains ready!

                                           

                                                 

 

Phonics

 

                            

                            

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

How did you get on learning your spellings yesterday with the dice game? Can you think of another way of learning your words today? Send in a picture of how you do it today, we would love to see your ideas.Your words for this week are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

 

We have been adding the suffix er this week. Watch the short clip by clicking on the image to remind you of the spelling rules.

 

                                       

                                                

                                             

                                        

English

 

We are looking at 'alliteration' today. Watch the clip to learn all about what the word 'alliteration' means.

 

                                   

 

As you can see from the image below, the warthogs started waltzing. using w twice in the statement is what we call an alliteration.           

 

                                                  

 

Read the book again, can you find more examples of alliteration! You can illustrate your work just like we see in the story. Click on the image below to hear the story.

 

                                       

 

Don't forget to send in your work to the usual email address.

Maths

 

We are looking at different ways to make amounts today, using different coins to equal the same total. Watch the clip below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                             

 

Have a go at solving the activities below.

Physical Education

 

Last week we looked at the red activities in the Active Rainbow Challenge. Today we are looking at the Orange activities. Have a look at the activities below and complete as many as you can. Don't forget to color your chart when you have completed them. A copy of the Active Rainbow Challenge to print is below.

You have all worked very hard today, well done! Finish your learning day with reading with your adult and having a little calm down session to rest you bodies and your brains. If you would like to join us in prayer then click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

If you haven't already pop across and have a look at our virtual Sports Week Page by clicking on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, as it is very hot outside make sure you are staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and if you are out in the sun make sure you have sun cream and possibly a hat on if you have one. Enjoy the sun but stay safe. We will be back tomorrow for another day of learning.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

 

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Good morning everyone!

 

It looks like we're in for a very sunny day, maybe you could do today's learning in the garden if you have one. Today we are looking at giraffe facts, we will be counting coins in maths and taking another look at Judaism this afternoon in our religious studies. So lets get straight into our day in the usual way.

 

                                        

 

We are waking up his morning with The School Assembly Song!

 

                                                      

 

Phonics

                      

                      

 

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Can you roll the dice today to practice your spellings? I have attached a printable dice for you to print, cut and stick in order to do this. Your spellings are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

 

                                

 

English

 

Today we're looking at giraffes in greater detail. We would like you to produce a fact file containing all the details about giraffes. You can research where they live, what they eat, how old they can get and if there are different species of giraffes. You can illustrate your work to show us. You could even label your giraffe pictures to point out all the features. Below is an example of a fact sheet for you to use or you could design your own. There is also a link for you to print out if you wish. Don't forget to send your work into the usual address so we can add your fantastic creations to our home learning gallery.

 

   

Maths

 

Today we are looking at coins and finding totals. Click on the image below to watch the following clip to refresh your minds on coin values.

 

                                          

 

Now watch the following lesson to show you how we add coins together. Click on the image below.

 

                              

 

Have a go at the activities below.

 

Religious Education

 

We have been looking at Judaism and what is special to the Jewish Faith. Last week we looked at the 'Mezuzot'. Today we would like you to investigate why Jewish people put a 'Mezuzot' on their doors. You can use the internet with your adult to help you. Also you can watch the short clip below by clicking on the image.

                                                             

                                 

 

You could have a go at making a 'Mezuzot' yourself. What things would you write in yours?

ABC Sports week

 

Don't forget that you can be involved with our virtual sports week. Click on the image below to be directed to our Sports week page for information on how to participate.

 

                                

 

Finish your day of learning with a reading session with your adult. Choose a book and read aloud to your adults at home. 

 

If you would like to join us in prayer you can follow the link by clicking on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the sunshine today and send us in pictures of all the exciting things you are creating or doing, we really enjoy seeing you all when we receive pictures of you. 

 

See you all back here tomorrow for another packed day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

 

 

Monday 22nd June

 

Good morning everyone!

 

How are you all? We hope you have had a great weekend and enjoyed the sun when it did make an appearance. We have two announcements this morning. Firstly the winners of last Friday's Kahoot Quiz were Emilia K from Goldfinches and Mrs Evans! Congratulations!  Well done to everyone who took part.

Our second announcement is to let you know about 'Sports Week'. Miss Flisher has organised a wonderful week of sports for us. Click on the Image below to find out more, it's very EXCITING!

 

                                                            

 

This week in our learning we are looking at adding suffix er in our spellings, we will continue with our book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and we are looking at money in maths. We have some great topic work including the artist Joan Miro and animals across the world. Before we start our day lets get our bodies and brains working in our usual way.

 

                                               

 

We're moving today with the lions !

 

                                

 

Spellings

 

Today we are adding the suffix er. Your spellings this week are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

 

You can watch the  short video to learn the spelling rule for er by clicking on the image below.

 

                                            

 

Phonics

 

                        

                        

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

English

 

Today we are looking at the way Gerald moves. In the story it is described that he is shuffling, swaying and swishing.

                                        

 

 

Take a look back at the beginning of the book where it said Gerald’s ‘knees were awfully crooked’. How do you think he moved with crooked knees? Using the story as your guide describe other ways that Gerald moves. Can you use the practice from last week’s rhyming words lesson and add rhymes to your work? You can illustrate your work showing how Gerald is moving too. Click on the image below to be directed to the story,

 

                                               

 

 

 

Maths

 

We are learning about money this week. Watch the lesson by clicking on the image below.

 

                                  

 

Now its your turn. Have a go at the maths problems below.

Art

 

We are looking at the artist Joan Miro. Watch the video below by clicking on the image to learn more about him and to see some of his fabulous work.

 

                                      

 

Now you have learnt all about Joan as an artist, can you produce a piece of art similar to his. You can use different pens, pencils or paints. Below are images of his work to inspire you.

 

 

Well done! You have worked very hard today. End your day with some reading with your adult. Don't forget to send in your work in the usual way so we can add it to our home learning gallery. Also if you would like to join us for our daily prayer you can click on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will be back tomorrow morning to a new day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewel and Mrs Barnes  

Friday 19th June

 

Good morning everyone, welcome to Friday.

 

We will be continuing with our story 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and what Gerald thinks is beautiful today. We will then be looking at temperature in maths followed by identifying plants in science. Before that we have our usual Friday Kahoot Quiz details and this week is titled 'Worship through singing'. Click on the image below to be directed to the quiz.

 

                                                         

 

 

 

The weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 4PM. Enter the game pin 01413492. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck!

 

Lets get started on our day!

 

                                                  

 

Lets get our brains and bodies awake with the pirates this morning.

 

                                        

Phonics

 

                               

                               

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

How did you get on finding es words yesterday? I'm sure you founds lots and that you are all experts now!

As its Friday we would normally be having our weekly spelling test. Just like we do at school, with your adult reading the words out test yourselves for this weeks words.

 

The spellings are foxes, lunchboxes, dishes, brushes, eyelashes, witches, bunches and switches.

 

English

 

Have a look at the image below. Gerald looks up to the moon and thinks that it is beautiful.

 

                          

 

What things do you think are beautiful? Maybe you think its a sunset or even a wonderful waterfall. It could be that you think one of your toys is beautiful. Today we would like you to write about things that you find beautiful. You can use one of the images below or choose your own. Can you explain why you think it is beautiful and maybe you could compare it, for example

 

        My mum is as beautiful as a flower because .......................

 

Please send in your work, we really enjoy seeing what you have done and we are looking forward to knowing all the  things you find beautiful.

 

Maths

 

Today we are looking at temperature and how we measure it. Watch the video below by clicking on the image to learn all about it.

 

                             

 

Now you have learnt what temperature is and how we measure it, have a go at the challenges below.

 

Science

 

When you go on your daily walk, do you take notice of the flowers or wild flowers you come across? Today we would like you to do just that. We would like you to identify plants that you encounter on your walk. Can you name them? Can you record them in a chart? Below I have given you some ideas. If you click on the image you will be taken to a page that can tell you all about what you might see.

 

                                    

 

Can you record your findings in the form of a chart. You can use any chart you wish such as a bar chart or maybe a tally chart. The choice is yours. Below are examples. Make them as bright and as colorful as you can. Don't forget to send in your work, we would love to see what you see when your out and about.

We've come to the end of our learning week and what a busy week it has been. You have done so well and we are so impressed with the work that has been sent in so far. Well done all of you! Fantastic.

 

If you would like to join us in prayer, click on the link to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone and we will see you all on Monday morning for a fresh new week.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

Thursday 18th June

 

Good morning everyone.

 

We are over half way through the week, hasn't that gone fast! We will be continuing our work on the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' today by looking at rhyming words. In maths we are looking at litres and millilitres and this afternoon we are going to be comparing two different zoo animals. Before we start our day we have an invitation. The Duchess of Cambridge is leading an online assembly this morning and the theme is  'spread a little kindness'. The assembly will be live at 11 o'clock this morning, to access this assembly click on the image below of the Duchess to be directed to the live stream.

 

                                          

 

Make sure you connect at 11 o'clock so you don't miss it. Lets start our day with our usual giggle.

 

                                            

 

Today we're going to do some cosmic yoga with the fish!

 

                                                                           Click on the image to join in.

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics

 

                    

                    

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

This week we have been adding es for plural. Can you think of any other words apart from this weeks spellings that follow this rule. Can you find at least 5 words that use es.

 

Watch the short film by clicking on the image to remind yourselves of the rule.

 

                                            

 

This weeks spellings are foxes, lunchboxes, dishes, brushes, eyelashes, witches, bunches, switches.

 

English

 

Today we are looking at rhyming words. Click on the image below to find out more.

 

                                       

 

 

In the story 'Giraffes Can't Dance' the author Giles Andreae uses lots of words that rhyme for example;

 

      Gerald was a tall giraffe

      whose neck was long and slim.

      But his knees were awfully crooked

      and his legs were rather thin.

 

So as you can see the words slim and thin rhyme. Take another look at the story and find all the rhyming words within it. The first one has been done for you, Click on the image below to listen to the story again.

 

 

                                                    

 

Don't forget to send us in your work, we really enjoy seeing what you have done.

Maths

 

In maths today we are looking at litres and millilitres and how we compare them. Watch the short video by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                   

 

Have a go at the Year 2 challenges below now that you have watched the lesson.

 

Geography

 

Today we would like you to look at different zoo animals and compare them. Can you choose 2 different animals and compare where they live and how they survive. Have a look back over the work you have been doing so far this term, you have already done lots of research so that can help you today. Below are a few images of animals that you could compare or you can choose your own. Don't forget to check your spellings, capital letters and full stops.

You have worked very hard today, well done! Finish your day with reading to your adult. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer then as usual click on the image to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness  Page.

 

 

We are looking forward to looking at all your fantastic work so remember to send it into us in the usual way. Enjoy the rest of your day and we will be back tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

 

 

Wednesday 17th June

 

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday!

 

We will be continuing with our book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and thinking about all the things that the animals of the story are good at. We're comparing volume today in our math's lesson and we will be getting very active in this afternoon's P.E lesson. Let's make a start, but not before we have our daily 'giggle' and our wake up session.

 

                                               

 

I've got a feeling, today is going to be a good day. 

 

                                   

 

Phonics

 

                      

                      

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Have you found a way to practice your spellings that really helps you to remember them? If you have maybe you could share your trick with everyone. You can send in your ideas in the normal way and we can add them to our daily spellings section.

 

This weeks spellings are foxes, lunchboxes, dishes, brushes, eyelashes, witches, bunches and switches.

 

We have been adding es for plural, click on the image to follow the link for today's reminder of the spelling rule.

 

                                     

                                                          

                                

 

                           

 

English

 

Have a listen to rest of the story today taking notice of all the animals and what they are good at. Click on  the image below.

 

                                            

 

 

As you saw in the story the animals are really good at dancing. Some are great at ballroom dancing and others are great at the cha cha cha. The cricket was good at playing the violin. 

 

Today we are thinking about the all things that we are good at. Can you dance? Can you play an instrument? Are you good at drawing? Tell us about something that you are really good at. Tell us why you enjoy what you are good at and how you feel when you doing it. You could use the sentence starters to help you get started.

 

I am fantastic at ...............................

I really enjoy ....................................

I feel over the moon when ...............

 

Send in your work in the usual way so we can see and share it on our home learning blog.

Maths

 

Today we are comparing volume more or less than. Click on the image below to watch a short film to learn more.

 

                                     

 

Have a go at the activities below.

Physical Education

 

Today we are looking at 'The Active Rainbow Challenge'. If you have had a look you will see that there are many different activities to complete so today we are concentrating on the RED activities. Take a look at the activities below and see how many you can complete. Have fun!