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As we continue to stay at home please try to complete these each day to keep your brains active.

-A Math challenge

- An English challenge

- A Phonics challenge

-A topic challenge 

-20 minutes reading daily. ( you can use bug club, your own books or other online books)

- You might also want to follow Joe Wicks  daily PE lessons

or try some yoga with .


This is our last week of home learning before you meet your new teachers for Year 2. It has been lovely to see more of you in school and this week I will be in school Tuesday morning, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You can still message me on Class Dojo if you have any questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

I have loved seeing all your work in your portfolios and in the messages you have sent me. 

Here are your English, phonics , maths and topic challenges. Remember if you are coming into school do not do the challenges for those days at home.

Week beginning 6.7.20

With this being our final week before the children get the chance to meet their new teacher, I thought English could be a time of looking back over this year and at the things you have done and then preparing something to bring in for their new teacher.  




 Even though this year has been cut short and we didn’t get chance to finish it together, I want you to think about all of the things we did get to do together.  

Can you create a mini timeline of the things we have done? Remember a timeline puts everything in order starting with what happened first and leading up to today.  


End of Reception                                                                                        End of year 1 



Below are a few things we did get to do this year (talk about them, can you remember them?) place them in order on your timeline but add your own if remember other things or things that happened in school or  to you specifically … like turning 6, made a new friend, your first tooth falling out, learnt to ride your bike…? 

You started in Ladybird class

You became teachers for the day and I was the student ( November)

Planetarium at the school (first day back after Christmas) 

Our ‘What makes Britain Great?’ Topic. We read the Queen’s Handbag and acted it out (Started in September)  

Pantomime (9th December) 

Received a letter from the Queen (January) 

Royal Tea day (11th December)  

Learning about the First moon landing (End of January) 

Making our Rockets (10th January) 

Christmas play (17th December) 

Our class assembly with our space song ( February)

Harvest assembly with our Little Red Hen story (October) 

Home learning began (19th March) 



Today we will look at the ways to make the long 'oa' sounds


What if I fold my paper in half and then half again?  How many squares are there?  These are known as quarters.  We write a quarter like:  ¼. See if you can find a quarter of things by cutting them in half and then half again.  (Sharing things into 4 equal parts).  



In this lively video the children learn French words for colours, toys, clothes, furniture, and counting to 10. It is quite long; about 30 minutes and you may prefer one or two chapters,  

Click the chapters below to jump to a specific section. 

00:05 Household Items  

07:20 Counting to Five  

08:44 The Colours  

12:08 Practice the Colours  

14:36 Where's My Shoe?  

16:54 Clothes 

21:24 Numbers Zero Through Ten  

24:26 Toys 

29:02 Colour and Number Practice With Toys  

32:45 Practice With Clothes  

34:30 Practice With Household Items 




Look back at your timeline, pick one thing from it which you either remember the most or you would call your favourite memory.  

Draw a picture to represent it, think of as many adjectives as you can that will help you describe that memory or what happened. Add them around your picture.  



We will look at 'se' as in 'cheese'


Look at the ppt on quarters (Farmer Jake).  Try the Tuesday challenge in resources.  



This week we are looking at a freshwater creature, it is a frog. It is called an amphibian because it lives both in water and on land.  

First look at this information ml  If this link does not work try which has lots of information.

Then try to make a life cycle picture of your own, here are 2 to try….  

The first  is an online picture and the second you can print and cut out or draw your own. Look in the resources for an idea.  You could use a paper fastener in the centre but even Blutak will do as long as you can turn the top part around.  Then you find the correct words in the windows that you cut out. 




Write about your memory in any way you wish. Remember to say your sentence before you write it. Don’t forget capital letters and full stops.



Today we will look at 'tch' as in 'kitchen'


Look at the Wednesday challenges.  Pick one or two cards to try. 



This week see if you can make a cartoon animation. Go to   

Choose a background and a sticker and then record it getting bigger/ smaller or moving. Have some fun and use your imagination ! 



English  (Work to take in on your transition day) 

Create an all about me poster for your new teacher, add yourself to the centre (it could be a painting of yourself, a drawing or even a photo), then add 5 interesting facts about yourself that you would like your new teacher to know.  

Add family to your poster, perhaps a mini family tree especially if you have siblings in the school.  

Add things you really enjoy doing, let them know of anything you think you need more help with … maths, reading/ phonics, spellings, learning to skip???  



Today we will learn about 'se' as in 'horse'



 Today we are going to be sorting things into either ½ or ¼  Look at the resources and see if you can sort the shapes into the right column.      



Water habitats.  A habitat is a place where animals and creatures live.  Animals that live in water adapt to their habitat (fish that live at the bottom of the sea (where it is dark) have lamps out the top of their heads to help them see).  Your challenge is to create a water habitat in a box (a shoe box size/if need be simply design one). Try and make the habitat for a specific animal if you can, do a little bit of research to find out what that animal needs in its habitat to survive.   

See the sheet in resources for some ideas. 



English (Work to take in on your transition day) 

 Tell your new teacher about your favourite book. Draw the front cover or a character from your book. Tell them why you like it. Remember neat handwriting

-caterpillar letters (a c o d q g) all start with a c 

-tall letters ( l t h b k) all start by going straight up. 



Let's try to remember all that we have been learning this week. 



Look at the PPT.   There is an investigation that you can challenge yourself to try.  



Buddhist festival Wesak  

Look at the powerpoint that tells you all about the Buddhist festival Wesak and why they celebrate it. 

Festivals help to bring the community together and encourage 

people to remember the religious side to life. Create a poster 

to advertise and explain the celebration of Wesak and to invite 

people to join in with its celebrations. 

Week beginning 29.6.20





 This week we will be continuing to think about instructions. Let's start by listening to the story Sam’s sandwich by David Pelham   

What was your favourite part of the story? 

Who are the 2 main characters? 

Name 2 ingredients that are in Samantha’s sandwich. 

Name 2 ingredients that Sam added to the sandwich. 

Can you remember any more of the story? 



Today we will look at the 'ou' graheme making 'u' as in trouble and 'ow' as in cloud 

Maths  Fractions

  Get a piece of paper and fold it in half.  Is it folded fairly?  Are both sides exactly the same? This is a fraction. It is a whole folded into half.  There are 2 halves.  We write a half as a fraction like this:  ½ .  Can you find some things to halve?  (Lego, cubes, a sandwich, an apple).



This week we would like you to complete a ‘Mini games virtual challenge’. The games include a variety of skills to try and score your best results at.  

Have a go at some of the activities, if not all of them, record your results on the results sheet and upload them to your class dojo! 

All about having fun! 




It was really funny finding out all the disgusting things Sam put in the sandwich for his big sister yesterday. Last week we started learning about writing instructions by using bossy verbs. I have written some instructions on how to make a disgusting sandwich! 

As well as using bossy verbs (imperative verbs) I have started each command with a time conjunction to explain the order of the instructions. 

To watch my instructions you will need to open the PowerPoint  I have put on our Class story on Class Dojo.

 Listen to it carefully. Can you spot the time words ? Can you spot the bossy verbs? 

I have made a text map of the instructions. Can you copy it or make your own pictures to help you remember the story? The text map is the resources and on the ppt 

Remember to watch the ppt for my instructions you will need to look on our class Dojo 



We will look at 'dge' as in bridge 


Look at the sheet in resources.   Colour in half of the shape.  Remember both sides need to be equal (you can count the pieces and find half of them). 



We are going to be looking at digital art for the next few weeks.  

Let’s start with using a computer or tablet to colour pictures in.  go to this page and choose an animal . You can see my example in resources. 




We are going to follow your text map to say the instructions (see ppt) from yesterday. Can you learn the instructions off by heart? 

Tomorrow we will be writing the instructions so let’s think about the spellings we will need. 

Add the missing spellings on the word mat. Remember sound out each word carefully so you don’t miss any sounds out. To help you add sound buttons as well. 



Today we will look at the different ways to make the long 'ai' sound. 

ai - chain   ay play

a-e make    apron


Look at the PPT in resources.  Go through the slides and discuss them.


Geography/ History

Battle of Maldon –  

This week we are thinking about a famous battle that happened in the river Blackwater over one thousand years ago in 991.  

It is called the Battle of Maldon.  

It is important because it is the oldest battle that was written about. 

Look in resources for a PowerPoint called The Battle of Maldon, you might recognise some of the pictures.  At the end look at the pictures that show you how people remember the battle, draw or make your own picture about the battle. 




We will write up the instructions today. You can use the plan as a guide to set it out correctly. Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops for each sentence. When you write instructions start a new line for each new command. Can you use your neatest handwriting. 



Today we will learn that 'ey' makes a long 'ee' sound as in donkey



 Look at the challenges for Thursday.  Choose a few to go through.    


RE Buddhism

Comparing the Lord’s Prayer to the prayer that a Buddhist might say. See the sheet in resources to compare the Lord's prayer with a Buddhist prayer.




 Here is another disgusting sandwich story. 

It’s called The disgusting sandwich  by Gareth Edwards  

If you were going to make a disgusting sandwich what things would you put in it?    

Draw and label the disgusting things you would put in your own disgusting sandwich 

Challenge can you add adjectives to describe the disgusting things e.g. grimy old feathers, smelly green goop 



Let's try to remember all that we have been learning this week. 



Look at the challenges from yesterday.  Choose a few challenges from yesterday.  Can you challenge yourself and do some from the last page?  



Try to do the next lesson on espresso coding. .  

You can find the log in details and information in the resources below.  

Please follow the lessons in order so that you can really grasp the concept of coding and how it works. If you have already done some of these see if you can finish the first block.


Week beginning 22.6.20





Sometimes verbs (doing words) are bossy words. They are called imperative verbs try saying imperative. When a sentence starts with a bossy word it is called a command. 

Go through the Little Miss Bossy ppt You can play it as a game just like Simon Says.

Extra challenge find 5 bossy verb in this song 

Go bananas song  



Today we are looking at the grapheme 'y' making an 'igh' sound as in fly 


Today we are going to recognise that numbers are made up of 10’s and 1’s.  We call this partitioning a number (How many tens and how many ones make that number?). 

Look at the PPT and see if you can find the answer to the slides.   



Making choices and thinking about the consequences.  PPT about making choices and then they need to choose a few of the scenarios and discuss the consequences and then write or draw the consequences.




We are looking at imperative verbs again. There are a lot of Bossy verbs in this song!  imperative verbs song. 

Now do the Little Miss Bossy Work sheet.



We will look at 'y' grapheme again but this time it is making an 'ee' sound as in happy.


Remember what you did yesterday?  You found how many 10’s and 1’s made a 2 digit number.  Today your challenge is to value of each given number.   



This week we are going to find out about food chains.

Watch this clip 

Now you can make your own food chain.  There are some pictures in resources to give you some ideas if you need them.

You can draw your own pictures, copy these or cut them out and put them in the right order.




When you write instructions you use lots of commands. You need to think carefully to make sure things are in the right order. 

Someone has mixed up the instructions for making a jam sandwich. Can you put them in the correct order? You might be able to make the sandwich to help you!

See Jam sandwich ordering sheet in resources.



Today we will look at 'are' as in 'square'



Join in with the Greater then less than song

Today we are going to be comparing numbers.  Which number is bigger and which is smaller (greater than, less than).  We are going to be using < and > to compare the number.  (Clue:  Remember this is a crocodile’s mouth and he is hungry so his mouth is always going to be open towards the biggest number.) Complete Wednesday’s sheet.  



This week we are looking at islands and salt marshes.

What is an island?  Look at the Powerpoint, were you right? 

Are there any islands where we live?  Look at the map from last week and identify the islands. (Northey and Osea).

We are also very lucky to have a salt marsh.  What is a salt marsh?  They are a mixture of mud and silt in a sheltered part of our coastline.  They are also the house of a unique ecosystem because the plants have to be able to grow in a very salty environment. 

Look at the map from last week, identify the salt marsh.  What creatures will live there? 

Research a few of the creatures that live in salt water estuaries and marshes. 

If you go for a walk along the beaches or marinas (Mayland, Bradwell or Burnham)  what creatures could you spot?  Look at the wildlife spotter to help you spot a few. 




Now it’s your turn to write some instructions. Washing our hands properly is very important. Try to write down commands to remind us how to wash our hands. Here is a song about washing hands that has lots of bossy verbs that might help you. song  

When you write your instructions don’t forget…. 

 Capital letter and full stops; 

Start commands with a bossy verb; 

Put them in the correct order ( You can number them if you want); 

Start a new line for each new command. 

There is a sheet you can use or you can write them straight in your book . 



Today we will learn that 'ear' can also make the 'air' sound as in bear. I know it's tricky but keep going!



 Today we are going to use our addition and subtraction skills and also our comparing skills.  We have some word problem challenges to solve. 


Design Technology

Last week you planned your picture with a winding mechanism. Look at it first then have a go at making the whole thing. Make sure you include the winding mechanism. Think about how it will attach to the picture. If something doesn’t work the way you planned think about how else you could do it. Send me a photo or video of your model when you are finished! 




 Look at  the types of sentence prompt sheet in resources. 

We will be thinking about 3 of them today. 

Write out command   question   statement and put them in different places in the room. 

Get an adult to read the sentences and you have to run to the correct type.  Or you could sort out the sentences. 

Extra challenge. Try to think of your own command, statement and question and write them down. Don’t forget to put a question mark at the end of the question! 



Today we will look at the  graphemes  we have learnt this week again so that we an keep getting better at spotting the different sounds. 



Today you are going to have some fun:  Roll the dice twice to make a 2 digit number.  Then do that again.  Compare the 2 numbers you made using < and > signs.  Once you have compared them, find the difference between the 2 numbers.  Then do an exercise for the amount of time. 

(EG:  15 and 23     15<23          23-15= 8   I jump on the spot for 8 seconds).   



Challenge yourself to read French numbers up to 20 and say them with a French accent.


Please message me on Class Dojo if you have any questions.

Welcome to Ladybird Class with Mrs Davies and Mrs Everett

Ladybird class is a year one class.

Our teacher is called Mrs Davies and we have Mrs Everett who also works with us four mornings a week.

Our topics for the year are:

Autumn term: What makes Britain Great?

Spring term: What’s up there?

Summer term: Is water everywhere?




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