A big, big thank you to all of you for your hard work during this difficult time. I am so proud of all of the children in my Pendragon Class. You have worked so hard and have produced some excellent work.
I also would like to say a big thank you to mums and dads. I know this has been tough but you have all been really helpfu and resolute in supporting your children. A golden star for all of you!
Hope you have had a good week.
Please let me know if you have any issues or if you struggle to understand something, I am always here to help.
The office is very busy at the moment so if you are due to collect work, please could you make sure you contact the office before hand to make sure they have everything available for you. Please do not arrive first thing on a Monday, thank you.
Maths – Keep practising your times tables!
The worksheets for White Rose Maths are no longer on the website, so you can find them attached below. You may still wish to watch the videos so please still follow the link.
Year 1 - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Year 2 - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
For this week please start with summer term, week 9, lessons 1-4. Record the answers in your maths book. You don’t necessarily need to write the questions out, unless the adult teaching you wants you to, as it may be easier to mark.
The worksheets are fairly simple so I would suggest doing some work practically. This will help with understanding.
EXTRA (optional) – I have added mastery sheets for both year 1 and year 2, for those of you who find the work easy and want to push themselves, feel free to have a go.
Phonics – please follow the link:
This week we are going to be looking at traditional poems. (All work to be completed in your books, don’t forget capital letters, full stops and finger spaces!)
WALT – identify a favourite soft toy and explain why it is important
Cut out and show children photographs of A. A. Milne with Christopher Robin (plan resources). Ask children if they know who they are/when and where they lived. Help them by giving them clues: the man was an author, he wrote stories about his son, his son was called Christopher Robin, and finally we know the bear in the picture by the name of Pooh! Now show them the E. H. Shepherd illustration of Christopher Robin and Pooh. Read the short biography about A. A Milne, Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-pooh. Watch the first chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh, called Winnie-the-Pooh and some bees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PnmWhHE5RQ
This chapter identifies Pooh Bear as a special toy/friend for Christopher Robin and outlines an adventure they get up to. Share a special soft toy of yours (name it) with child and explain to them why it is important to you.
Task Yr1/2 - Using question prompts (plan resources) children work with a partner to discuss their favourite soft toy. Children rehearse reasons for identifying a particular toy. All children think of describing words, e.g. My soft, fluffy, white rabbit, with long ears and delicate whiskers.
Each child draws their favourite animal on a piece of paper (see plan resources). Children write short descriptive phrase.
WALT write extended noun phrases
Ask children to say just the name of their toy. e.g. rabbit, Big Bear, Fluffy pig… Adult begins with the name of their special soft toy from yesterday. Remind them that names of persons, places or things are nouns. Enlarge and read The Zoo (plan resources). Ask what animals were included in the poem, real and made-up names. Highlight these animals using a bright felt pen. Explain that these are nouns, as they name the animals. Look again at verse 1 of the poem and look for words that describe the animals – adjectives. Highlight these in different colours. Now return to your soft toy and think of as many describing words (adjectives) as possible for it. Use the table in the plan resources to support recording these adjectives.
Yr1 - Using the table from the input, children read the list of words and see which words apply to their soft toy. They think of any additional words and add these to the table. Selecting only the adjectives relevant to their toy, children write the longest sentence they can, e.g. It is a tall, spotty, bendy, soft, cuddly, special, happy giraffe. The children record their sentence on the picture they produced yesterday
Yr2 - Children compose a poem about their soft toy. They begin with a basic sentence, e.g. A bear. The next line repeats this but adds an adjective, e.g. A bear. A brown bear. Continue repeating and adding further adjectives, e.g. A bear. A brown bear. A brown fierce bear. A brown fierce soft bear. A brown fierce soft huge bear. A brown fierce soft huge hungry bear.
WALT: adapt a poem
Explain to children that A. A. Milne enjoyed writing poems that included rhymes. Show children the poem A Thought (resources). Read it through with children joining in with you. Emphasise that the poem has rhymes and locate the pairs of rhyming words with children. Highlight each pair of rhyming words a different colour so that they stand out, e.g. me/three in yellow and John/on in blue. Enlarge & read The Morning Walk (resources). Locate the rhyming words and highlight each pair in a different colour. Using the poem, The End read through with children. Identify rhyming couplets. Explain that they are going to be making up their own version, e.g. When I was one/I ate a sticky bun. Model this for the children. Show children how this is a working draft, it has words/ sections crossed out and new words written in - this is ok! Make sure when changing it make sense.
Yr1 – Children use the poem The End as their inspiration for creating a poem with rhyming couplets. Children select a word to rhyme with each number and then place this word into a new line for each verse, e.g. When I was three/I climbed a tree
Yr2 - Children use either The End or If I were a King as their inspiration for creating a poem with rhyming couplets. Children adapt the pairs of rhyming words to produce something similar, yet different from the original e.g. If I were the King of Spain/ I’d push my sister down the drain! Children may like to adapt this poem further, calling it If I were a Queen.
WALT: publish a poem
Using children’s draft poem from yesterday’s lesson, they write it out and publish their poem in best handwriting. The plan resourcesinclude a blank lined sheet of paper, with border, which children could write their poem on. In plan resources, there are also success criteria for each writing group which children should be encouraged to check against as they write out their poem. Adult to support those children who require support to print their handwriting.
WALT: Decorate our poem
Once you have made sure that your poem is finished and has been written in best Children can decorate the boarder of their poem. Children select three coloured pencils and produce symmetrical patterns around the edge of their poem (handwriting patterns that are coloured-in look effective). The poems can then be mounted on coloured paper and displayed. Display the poems in the classroom or a public space around the school.
Lastly, pick a resource, write and draw your favourite moments from this year. Please send these to me and it would be lovely to have something from each of you, especially as I haven’t seen you all in so long!
Science – Food Chain
Look through the slide and identify how animals get their food. Can you name some sources of food? Can you give examples of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores? Can you order living things in a food chain? Once you are able to answer these, complete the food chain resource sheet.
Have a go at the food chain sorting activity!
RE – Sukkot
Go through he powerpoint and learn about Sukkot. What is Sukkot? How is Sukkot Celebrated? What are ‘The Four Kinds’?
Please answer these questions in your book.
Art – Have a go at drawing
How to draw a cat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8oTyNH0bQk
How to draw a dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTzoNNf__As
Remember this is a bit of fun, do not worry if it doesn’t look the same. Please send me pictures!
Spellings – Please test a mixture of all the spelling this week!
ICT – Study ladder activities