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Overview for the week

Below you will find an overview of the week. We thought that you might find it helpful to see how the week will look in advance. We will continue to update this page every day with details of each task, along with the relevant links/videos.

(Some children already have a slightly different timetable in their pack, continue to follow that one if that's the case).

Please note these are only suggested timings for each session. We have based this on the amount of time we would spend on these sessions if the children were in school. Please only use this as a guide. We appreciate that many of you are trying to work from home as well as teach siblings so know that this may be difficult to achieve.




Re-read chapter one of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and then have a go at answering the questions below in your jotter. I have attached the sheet as a document incase you want to print it but writing the answers in your jotter is absolutely fine.




Today in numeracy we are going to divide by 2. Watch the video lesson below and then have a go at the challenge sheet.

Divide by 2



Today we are learning that the digraph /ea/ in a word like leaf can make the sound /ee/ but in a word like bread it can make the sound /e/.


Play Snakes & Ladders (in your pack, dated 25.1.21) to practise reading words with both these pronunciations. Remember to try both pronunciations if you are not sure of the word, then decide which one sounds correct.




Test yourselves on last weeks spellings and let me know how you have got on.

race, ice, city, fancy, dance, gem, giant, magic, giraffe, energy.


This weeks spellings are below. This weeks spellings are words that end with the suffix -ed.



Today we are going to be learning about two stories from the Bible. After you have read the stories I want you to think about the questions you could ask about each story. Try and think about what the story is trying to teach us.



So now you have planned your presentation, today is your chance to persuade Willy Wonka to want to create your sweet and give you the job of new inventor.







Take some time to read back through your plan from yesterday.

I wonder can you take your plan and use this to help you either write a letter to Willy Wonka to present your sweet or record a video?

Remember your video or letter must be persuasive and create a feeling of excitement about your product.

If you are recording a video about your sweet don’t forget to speak clearly and use good eye contact. You could add in some actions to make your video more exciting and persuasive.

If you are writing a letter think about how you present your writing, is it eye catching and interesting to read? Don’t forget your non negotiables!

Good Luck.

I’m sure Willy Wonka will enjoy reading your letters and watching your videos.




Today’s lesson is a little different! There isn’t a challenge sheet today! All the activities are on the video below. The video will help you to see the difference between sharing and grouping. You may want to use counters/small objects/coins/lego to help you.

Make equal groups activity



Please complete page 6 & 7 in your English Activity Book.





If you have a device with access to an app store can you please download the scratch Jr app and explore coding. Try different ways of getting the characters and objects to move. Below is an introduction to Scratch Jr which will help you to start your coding journey.



Introduction to Scratch Jr for kids

Introduction to coding and animation using Scratch Junior app for kids.



Thank you for joining our live lesson. Here is the rule card that you may need to change the base words into past tense words using the -ed suffix.



So far this week we have designed our sweet, given it a name and function and thought about its packaging. Today we need to plan a presentation which will persuade Willy Wonka that our sweet is the next greatest invention.

Do you know what we mean by persuade?


Can you think of any words to describe a cake which would persuade me to want to eat it?

How about scrumptious, delicious, mouth-watering?


To help us plan a punchy presentation which will wow Mr. Willy Wonka into hiring you as his new inventor we need to continue to think about using some of the powerful nouns, verbs and adjectives from earlier in the week.

What persuasive, eye catching words can you think of which will make your sweet sound amazing?

See if you can complete the table below.



Now you have completed the table practise saying your presentation out loud!



Today in numeracy you are going to continue your learning about grouping. Please watch the lesson on the video and then complete the challenge sheet.

Make equal groups - grouping

Design & Technology


In school we had started some learning about different types of mechanisms. So far we had learnt how to create a sliding mechanism and a pivot mechanism. We created moving pictures linked the story ‘The Enormous Crocodile’.


We made a slit in the background for the crocodile to slide along and used a split pin so that the crocodile’s mouth could open.


Your challenge is to create your own moving picture using a sliding mechanism.

(If you have a split pin you may be able to have a go at a pivot mechanism but please don’t worry as we know most people won’t have split pins at home!)


Your picture can be of anything you like. If you don’t have a printer at home you can draw your own background and character.

Here are a few pictures for ideas.

Optional extra numeracy...


There are lots of games/challenges here...


Hit the button...


If you would prefer a written challenge, have a go at these calculations...




How did you get on yesterday inventing your sweet? I’m sure Willy Wonka will be very impressed with your imaginative ideas so far.


Now you have designed an amazing sweet we need to think more about its function.

Why is your sweet so special?


Our first challenge is to think about words which will help to describe our sweet and its function. We could then combine the most exciting words to make a name for our sweet. Remember a good product has to have a catchy name. Let’s look at the example below.  Can you help me sort these words into the correct column and then add some extra words of your own?


Now we have a name, function and descriptive vocabulary for our sweet you are ready for the next challenge.

Can you design packaging for your sweet?

What do you think we will need to think about when designing our packaging?  

Is it eye-catching?

Does it clearly show the name of your product?

Is it practical?

What material is your packaging going to be made out of?


Can you sketch a design in your jotters? Don’t forget to label it and make it bright and colourful.





Today we are going to be learning about grouping. Watch the video below and then complete the activity sheets.

Make equal groups - grouping (recap)



We would like this project to continue for 2 geography sessions, today and next Wednesday so please don’t feel that you need to complete it all today.

Have you heard of the story James and the Giant Peach? As part of the story the main character James goes on an adventure and ends up in New York City.



Have you heard of New York City before?

Do you know which country it is in?

As part of our learning we are going to need to use our research skills and find out some facts about New York. You can do your own fact finding and/or click on the link below for more information about the country and city. You can click on each tab at the top to find out about the weather, people, landmarks and food.

New York City is a very busy city I wonder how is it similar or different to a city like London in the UK?

Can you recall some facts about London and think about what this city in the UK is like?


Did you know we can click on a live webcam and see exactly what is happening in New York and London right now?


Challenge- Can you compare the two cities. Think about how they are similar and how they are different. Use your research to compare things like famous landmarks, the weather and people. You can draw and record your ideas in your jotter.

Remember you can continue this project in Geography next week too.





Please practise your spellings again today. Here are the words for this week.

Literacy 19.01.21

Today we are going to be taking a closer look at Willy Wonka and find out exactly why he was the greatest chocolate inventor in the world.



Read aloud extract 1 – Mr Willy Wonka’s Factory chapter 2 pg 12/13.

First challenge can you make a list of all his inventions so far?

Now read aloud extract 2 – The inventing room chapter 19 pg 106

Challenge 2- Imagine you are applying for a job as a sweet inventor in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  You will have to be very imaginative to come up with a sweet that is interesting enough for Mr. Wonka!



Firstly, you need to decide upon the sweet you want to invent. Your sweet will need to have a special feature just like one of Willy Wonka’s amazing sweets. 

Will your sweet contain a surprise or perform a function?

For example, will your sweet make people more confident, turn bullies’ tongues black or will it be a sweet to make people listen when others are talking.

Once you have come up with your idea can you draw and label your design in your jotter. Don’t forget to write a few sentences about your sweet’s surprise or function.

Numeracy 19.01.21

Today we are going to continue our learning on division. Hopefully you will have your new packs with you now! So first of all before we start today’s learning can you make sure you have watched the video from yesterday and completed the 3 challenge sheets.

Today's lesson builds on the learning from yesterday and introduces the division symbol. Can you watch the today's new video which is also called make equal groups and complete the challenge sheets?

Phonics  19.1.21

Yesterday we started learning that the grapheme /i/ can make and /i/ sound like in bin and it can also make the /igh/ sound like in findToday we are going to carry on with our learning about this alternative pronunciation.


If you have your pack already you will find a page with a piece of writing called 'Glint of a Fish' inside. Read the page and try and spot all the words containing the grapheme /i/. Work out if you think that the /i/ in the words is making the /i/ sound like in bin or the /igh/ sound like in find. Can you sort the different pronunciations?

If you have crayons you can colour each of the pronunciations a different colour. If you don't have any crayons available don't worry you can write the words in two groups in your work jotters.


If you haven't got your pack yet then just have a go at reading the sentences on the picture below. Remember to try both pronunciations if you are not sure of the word, then decide which one sounds correct.


P.E 19.1.21


Favourite Character Fitness 2 


Directions: Students have 10 seconds to choose which of the 3 options is their favourite, and then another timer appears for 30 seconds along with an exercise…



Please log on to Active Learn and read one of your books. Try and complete all the bug challenges too! If you need your username and password again contact me by email and I'll send it out.


Spelling Challenge


It is Monday so that means spelling challenge day! Ask someone to read out the spellings from last week and see if you can write them down correctly. Don't worry of you make a mistake, just keep practising!

badge, edge, bridge, dodge, fudge, age, huge, change, charge, village.


New spellings to learn...



Monday 18th January

This week in Literacy we are going to be using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl to help us. Today we would like you to think about the character 'Charlie'.

Can you describe what he is like?

You will be good at this as we have had a few opportunities to describe characters recently! You can either draw Charlie and describe him using key words around the outside or you can write your ideas in sentences. (Look back at the videos Mrs Cliff did for the Pelly last week if you're not sure).

We have added the first chapter here for you to read (or ask your grown up to read it for you). This chapter gives you lots of information about Charlie. If you have watched the film you may also have some other ideas.


Chapter One of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



For the next couple of weeks we are going to learn about division.

Today's challenge sheet (and the sheets for the next two weeks) are in your new pack. Due to the snow last week we are aware you won't all have collected these yet so if you are only able to watch the video lesson today that is ok! Hopefully you will all have your packs by Tuesday.

Please watch the video lesson below.

Make equal groups - sharing (recap)



Today’s science learning is all about lifecycles. What do we mean by a lifecycle? Think about a baby and an adult what is different about them and what is the same? Let’s think about our own lifecycle. What can you do now that you couldn’t do as a baby? What can an adult do that you can’t do yet?

Take a look at the video below and think about these questions 

  • What is different about the dancers?
  • How do the movements change?
  • What can older dancers do that younger dancers cannot?
  • How have their bodies changed?


Challenge 2 take a look at the video below to learn more about lifecycles. I wonder can you explain how an animal changes throughout its lifecycle and complete the quiz?


Challenge 3 Using what you know about the butterfly or frog can you draw and label their lifecycle. Don’t forget to show all the different stages and make sure you have them in the right order. How are their lifecycles similar and different to our lifecycle as a human?




Today we are learning that the grapheme /i/ can make and /i/ sound like in bin and it can also make the /i/ sound like in find.

If you have your pack already you will find a snakes and ladders game inside that you can play to practise saying the different pronunciations. If you haven't got your pack yet then just have a go at reading the words on the picture below. Remember to try both pronunciations if you are not sure of the word, then decide which one sounds correct.

Thank you to everyone that joined the story session this morning.

It was lovely to see you all! 

I've attached the pages from the story below in case you want to read it again.



Your final literacy challenge for this week will need you to be creative! In the story ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’ two of the characters had magical features. The Giraffe’s neck and the Pelly’s beak.

Your challenge today is to invent your own magical character! You can pick a real animal and decide how it could become magical or you can invent a brand new magical creature. We would like you to draw your character and label all of its magical features!

                      15.01.21 Numeracy 


Like yesterday’s numeracy session today’s session is going to be in two parts. Firstly we are going to look at the 5 times table and then in the second part we are going to look at the 10 times table. After the first video about the 5 times table I want you to answer the sheets called ‘The 5 times table’ and after the second video you can move on to the sheet called ‘The 10 times table’.

5 times-table

10 times-table

Espresso – News Bites


Often on a Friday we listen to the latest news. You can do this at home by logging onto espresso and then clicking the link below. Don’t forget to have a go at the quiz afterwards! I wonder of you can answer every question correctly!



Please log on to Active Learn and read one of your books. I wonder if you can complete all the bug challenges too! If you need your username and password again contact me by email and I'll send it out.



Your Choice!


Today I would like you to choose your own activity. You can choose any of the activities from the 'Home Learning Challenge' sheet in your pack or you can come up with your own activity. If the snow is still around you might want to go outside and build something amazing! Choose something that you will enjoy!


Next week some of our learning is going to be based around the Roald Dahl story 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Feel free to watch one of the films over the weekend if you like! They do both have PG ratings though.

The children will still be able to access all the learning next week without watching the film, we will provide snippets from the book and/or audio clips so please don't worry if you can't/don't want to.

Literacy 14.1.21

In Literacy today we are going to practise taking our key words about the Pelly and writing them in sentences. Don’t forget to think about your handwriting and presentation. Try to remember to say your sentence out loud to check it makes sense and take care with your spelling.

Watch the explanation video below.

Literacy 14.1.21.mp4

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Today’s session is going to be in two parts. Firstly we are going to recap how we make doubles. For the second part we are going to look at multiplying numbers by 2. For the first part of the session you will need to answer the sheets called ‘Make doubles’ and after the second video you will need to answer the sheets called ‘The 2 times table’.

Make doubles

Then have a go at these challenges.

2 times-table

Then have a go at this challenge sheet.



Can you remember which artist we are learning about this term?

Quentin Blake


Did you know he is famous for illustrating a number of Roald Dahl books and characters?

Take some time to research some of the characters Quentin has drawn. What do you notice about his style of drawing?

Now how would you like to have a go at drawing Willy Wonka with Quentin Blake?

Watch the clip carefully and complete the character step by step.

Telling the time!

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We will focus on quarter past and quarter to today. Turn to page 6 and 7 in your Telling the Time Activity Book.

Time - Quarter Past & Quarter To


Trial Session Information for Microsoft Teams


I have scheduled a trial meeting for 11am tomorrow morning (14th January). An invite to the meeting should be visible when you sign in to your Microsoft Teams account.

I will stay in the meeting until 11.30am. This meeting is an opportunity to just check that the links work and that we can see and hear each other on our devices ready for our live story session on Friday. It is planned as a quick drop in session. Please let me know if you have any problems. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Mrs Cliff



Today we would like you to listen to (or read) the rest of 'The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me'. There is quite a lot to listen to so do it in small chunks if that is easier for you.

Once you have listened to the story, watch the lesson below where Mrs Cliff will demonstrate your challenge.



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Today’s multiplication learning is looking at arrays. Watch the video below which will explain how you can use an array to help you answer multiplication number sentences.


Using arrays

This is your challenge sheet for today.



Please have a go at punctuating sentences on pages 14 & 15 in your English Activity Book.



Today we are going to start some learning around being healthy.  What does it mean to you to be healthy?

Let’s think about healthy eating. What do you know about eating well and having a balanced diet?

To warm up can you please log into espresso and then enter the link below.


1st challenge let’s see if you can sort the food into healthy foods and unhealthy foods.


Have you heard of the Eatwell plate? Let’s take a closer look. 


What do you notice about the different food groups? What do you think you can eat a lot of? What do you think you can eat a little of?


Final challenge: can you design a meal using the Eatwell plate and what you know about healthy foods and unhealthy foods?

I’ll look forward to seeing your designs.


Please practise your spellings again today. Check back to Monday's post if you have forgotten this week's words. You might want to draw a 'bubble', split it into sections and write each word in different colours into each section (like we do in school sometimes). You can of course practise any way you like!

Live Learning Information.mp4

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We are excited to inform you that we are aiming to provide live learning opportunities to run alongside the current learning that we are providing.

Please download the information below to support you with accessing Microsoft Teams.

Please contact your class teacher if you have any difficulties and we will offer some further guidance.

Guidance for accessing Microsoft Teams



In today’s session we will be looking at how we can use pictures to help us create and solve multiplication questions. Watch the video below (join in with the activities) and then answer the questions on the sheet called ‘Multiplication sentences from pictures’.


Multiplication sentences using pictures



Today in Literacy can you continue to listen to 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and me' using the audio book on the link below.

Today can you stop when you get to 20 minutes and 30 seconds?


Challenge: The Giraffe, the Monkey and the Pelly have suddenly stopped cleaning the windows. I wonder why? Can you use your prediction skills and write down or draw a picture of what you think is going to happen next? 


I think that.........

SPaG 12.1.21

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Listen to the explanation about homophones here and then complete page 26 & 27 in your English Activity Book.

Time - Half past


You all did really well with o'clock last week. Today I wonder if you can practise 'half past'. Complete pages 4 & 5 in your 'Telling the Time' book.


It's PE day today!

If you can get outside in the garden to exercise today that's brilliant. Maybe you will go for a walk. We don't mind what kind of exercise you do, as long as you have fun!

Here's a video if you would rather exercise inside.

Favourite Character Fitness 1 - at home PE distance learning

Directions: Students have 10 seconds to choose which of the 3 options is their favorite, and then another timer appears for 30 seconds along with an exercise...

Monday 11th January 2021

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Good morning everyone!

Spellings w/c 11.1.21

Numeracy 11.1.21

Today we are going to be doing some more multiplication learning. Last week we looked at repeated addition, this week we are going to start looking at the X symbol and how we use it in number sentences.

It is important to watch the lesson on the video below. Have a piece of paper ready so that you can have a go at the challenges on the video. Remember to pause it to give yourself enough time. If you have your own wipe off board at home then you could use this instead (just like we would in school!)

Multiplication using the x symbol

After watching the lesson on the video please complete this sheet.

Literacy 11.1.21

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Today we are going to start some learning around a different Roald Dahl book. It is called The Giraffe and the Pelly and me.

If you have this book at home you can read this but if not can you please listen to the audio book here. Today can you listen up to 5 minutes and 35 seconds please?


Now that you have heard the first part of the book we would like you to use your imagination.


What do you think ‘The Grubber’ would have looked like when it was a lovely old sweet shop? Draw a picture.


There are a few clues at the beginning of the story to help you but don’t forget, there is no right or wrong answer!




For your science learning today we are going to use 'Espresso'. You will need the log in information that was sent to you via the school app on Friday. Go to this website and enter the username and password.


Once logged in go to the search bar and type in 'living, dead, never alive'.


We are going to use the first two items that appear on the list.


Please read the book first. It looks like this...


Then have a go at the sorting activity which looks like this...


You should now know how to distinguish between things that are alive, dead or have never lived. Can you think of some other things that you could add to each column?





Today we would like to recap some learning that we did just before Christmas. Can you remember the difference between a statement, a question, a command and an exclamation? These are the four different types of sentences that we use in Year 2. 


A statement - tells you something e.g. I have a red car.

A question - asks something e.g. Do you have a car?

A command - gives an order (a bossy sentence) e.g. Wash your car.

An exclamative sentence or exclamation - starts with 'What' or 'How' and ends with an exclamation mark! E.g. What a lovely car you have!


This link will take you to a video to remind you further if you are a little unsure. Scroll down to the second video with Mr Firth.


Finally have a go at completing this page in your English Activity Book.

Well done, you have worked hard today! Don't forget to send some photos of your learning. We'd love to see it!



For your final numeracy lesson of the week we would like you to watch this short video all about adding equal groups and then complete the sheet in your pack titled 'Add equal groups'.

Add equal groups

Telling the time!


We will focus on o' clock today. Turn to page 2 and 3 in your Telling the Time Activity Book.




Please log on to Active Learn and read one of your books. I wonder if you can complete all the bug challenges too! If you need your username and password again contact me by email and I'll send it out.


Your Choice!


Today I would like you to choose your own activity. You can choose any of the activities from the 'Home Learning Challenge' sheet in your pack or you can come up with your own activity. I know some of you have been having fun outside by making up your own games and some of you have enjoyed helping your grown-ups in the kitchen. Choose something that you will enjoy smiley


Literacy 7.1.21

Today we would like you to use your key words from yesterday to write some super sentences about The Enormous Crocodile's personality. In the picture below you will see my key words from yesterday on the right hand side in blue. I have then thought about how to make this idea into a sentence (on the left in black).

Remember to start each sentence in a different way (there are a few ideas below but I'm sure you'll remember many more). Don't forget to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark ? or exclamation mark !




Today we will be continuing our learning about multiplication. We are going to focus on making groups. Please watch this video and then complete the ‘Make Equal Groups’ page from your numeracy pack.


Make equal groups



Today we are learning about conjunctions. A conjunction is a word that we can use to extend our sentences. These are some examples of conjunctions…

and, but, so because, or, when, if, that.


Click the link to learn more about how to use conjunctions.


Then complete pages 12 and 13 in your English Activity book.

Information about your pack

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Today in numeracy we are starting to look at multiplication. Today’s session is about equal groups. Please watch the following video and then complete the ‘Recognising Equal Groups’ sheet from your pack.

Recognising equal groups

SPaG - Spelling, punctuation and grammar


Today's activity is recapping some old learning about nouns and adjectives. Click the links below to refresh your memory and then complete pages 2 and 3 in your English Activity Book.





English Activity Book pages 2 & 3


Literacy 6.1.21

Here's a link to the video if you have forgotten the story...

The Enormous Crocodile

Today we would like you to think about The Enormous Crocodile's personality. Is he a kind or mean character? How do you know? It is important to use evidence from the story. How many different ways can you describe his personality. You might want to use a thesaurus to find adventurous words! Record your ideas (just in key words) on a piece of paper. See the example below.


Well done to those of you that had a go at our home learning today. I really enjoyed reading your writing. The packs are all made now and ready for you to collect tomorrow (Wednesday). We will post instructions on here every morning so that you know which activities we would like you to do each day. We understand that it can be tricky learning from home but please try your very best. I can't wait to see some more photos of your learning!

Good Morning Everyone!

This week Mrs Cliff & Mr Hill will be organising all your home learning (Mrs Bryan is teaching our Key Worker children this week). We will send you our email addresses via the app so that you can send us your lovely learning to have a look at and mark for you! If you are in Mrs Bryan's class we will make sure that she sees your learning but we will mark it and give you feedback whilst she's busy teaching.

We will upload today's challenges shortly. We look forward to seeing how you get on.


We are still organising how to make sure everyone has all the equipment/resources needed. We will hopefully have finalised plans by the end of the day today and will of course let you know.

Literacy 5.1.21

Yesterday in class you read/watched The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. (There are videos on YouTube if you need to remind yourself of the story). 

Today we would like you to describe the Enormous Crocodile's appearance (what he looks like). Can you use adjectives and similes? I wonder if you can start every sentence in a different way too as this will help to make your writing interesting to read.


E.g. If you look closely you might notice that the Enormous Crocodile has hundreds of sharp, white teeth in his mouth. His eyes are large and white like golf balls.


If you haven't got any paper at the moment don't worry. We are still finalising plans for organising getting packs to you. More information will follow today.



Numeracy 5.1.21

Today we would like you to play the games on 'Hit the Button'. You can of course play any of the games but can you particularly practise x2, x5 and x10?

Can you beat your score?



Here's a sneaky look at our new topic!


Here are our two new numeracy areas. The Fantastic Mr Fox area will help us practise our arithmetic skills and The BFG area will help us with our problem solving and reasoning skills!


Our Science/Enterprise Learning

All term we have been learning about materials and their properties. Our final challenge to demonstrate our understanding of materials was to design & make a boat for a specific purpose. Each team chose a scenario and designed and made a boat to match.





Making boats

Our Christmas Party!


The children really enjoyed watching the artist Rob Biddulph draw different characters this week. I've put a link to his website here in case the children want to have a go at home over the weekend.

Design & Technology

We have investigated different sliding and pivoting mechanisms to create moving pictures.

Christmas jumper day 2!

Christmas jumper day 1!

Numeracy Strategies

I thought it might be useful to share a few video clips with you to demonstrate how we add and subtract in Y2. We learn different strategies and choose the one we feel most comfortable with. 

Addition using equipment

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Addition using jottings 1

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Addition using jottings 2

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We have been learning our x2, x5 and x10 tables in class. Try to practise as much as possible at home. Hit the Button might be a fun way to practise but of course you can ask someone to write you a quick challenge or just ask you some whilst you are walking to school.

1 x 5 = ?        4 x 10 = ?       7 x 2 = ?

Under Bethlehem's Star so Bright

Here are the two songs that we are currently learning in class. You may want to use the music to practise at home!

Starry Night.wma

The Snail and the Whale

This week we imagined that we were the snail from the story by Julia Donaldson. We have written diary extracts. Here are a couple of brilliant examples.

Friendship week!

Parent's telephone meetings

Good afternoon, 

Your child may have come home with a letter today stating the time I am hoping to phone you next week. We've tried hard to give you a time within the time slot you requested on the letter a few weeks ago. If you have any problems please let me know next Tuesday (or let Miss Taylor/Mrs Kidder know on Monday and they will pass it on to me).

I am pleased with the progress that all the children are making and I am looking forward to sharing this with you next week!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Cliff

Children in Need!


I have set the children the challenge to find out which places in the world they or members of their family have visited. We are going to plot the places on our world map in the classroom. If you could chat about this with your child that would be fantastic, thank you!

In numeracy this week we have been revisiting our learning from earlier in the half term to make sure that we have really understood it. I have been impressed with the progress all the children have made. In the photos you will see examples of our mental arithmetic skills, representing numbers, partitioning numbers and comparing numbers using >, < and = symbols. 


In literacy we have been creating non-fiction books about sea creatures. We have been focussing on using conjunctions such as 'and, but, so and because' to extend some of our sentences.


Have an enjoyable half term. Don't forget to practise your spellings and have a go at reading some books on 'Active Learn' smiley






Spellings w/c: 19/10/20

This week I will be sending out personalised spellings for each child. These will be ones they've had before but are still a little unsure of. If your child has spelt all their spellings correctly each week, first of all WELL DONE smiley and secondly I'll give them an alternative challenge instead!

Once again, thank you for your continued support at home. 


P.S Please bare with me, it'll take me a little longer to prepare these spellings this week but I aim to get them all out to you before the end of the week.

Spellings w/c: 12/10/20

Mr, Mrs, called, asked, looked, here, child, children.

Problem Solving in Numeracy

We have been using facts to 10 to work out facts to 100. We know 2 + 4 = 6 so we also know 20 + 40 = 60. After mastering this skill we decided to use it to solve a problem.

Our challenge was to make each row and column total 60. Squares were worth 10. Triangles 20 and circles 30. All our practising of adding up multiples of ten made this challenge easier. We still needed to be resilient though! 


Spellings w/c 5/10/20

ask, friend, school, house, our, oh, people, their


Remember to practise at home. You might find 'look, cover, write, check' works for you. Maybe you could write them on the path outside using a paintbrush and water. How about writing them in sand? You could write them in felt tip and make the trickiest part a bright colour so that it stands out. I wonder if someone could make you a wordsearch like the ones we do at school.

Try different ways to make it fun and easier for you to remember!



Ink art!

Spellings w/c 28.9.20


is, his, has, by, where, love, one, once.


A few children did manage to spell all the spellings correctly yesterday. Well done! We will keep practising them in class for those that didn't manage to spell all of them. (Your child may have a couple of extras jotted down on their sheet).

Art - Different shading techniques

w/c 21.9.20

Spellings for this week...

were, there, what, when, out, of, says, are.


The spelling challenge will be next Monday, 28th Septemeber.

The children are doing very well. Thank you for your support at home.

Numeracy Game!

We have been playing 'Hit the button'. It is great for practising number bonds, doubles and our x10 tables. Click the link below to have a go!

w/c 14/9/20

Once again, many children got all the spellings correct on Monday. Well done Class 6!


This week's spellings are...

like, so, do, some, come, little, one, into.

Matball Skills

I am so impressed with the children. Almost everyone got full marks on their spelling challenge this week! Well done Class 6! A big thank you for your support at home too!


Below are the new spellings. The challenge will be next Monday 14th September.

Spellings w/c 7/9/20











One or two children still need to practise one or two of the spellings from last week. I've listed them here.

Spellings w/c 31/8/20











Numeracy 4.9.20


To start the new school year in Y2 we have been busy developing our creativity skills. We will share photos of the finished results next week.

Pirate Day!

We enjoyed being dressed as pirates!

Not everyone wanted to be in the photos!





Today we have invented our own pirates and started to describe them by jotting down key words.



Some children have followed instructions to make parrot puppets too.



Welcome back everyone!


We really hope your child has come home happy and excited about school today! We've all enjoyed being pirates for the day!


We have sent them home with their weekly spellings. These are to be practised at home please. They will be tested on these spellings every Monday.The spellings might be easy for your child at the moment but please bare with us as we get to know your child and their current level.

We have also sent them home with their 'Home/School Diary'. This is to stay at home and they can use it to practise their weekly spellings in (there are other activities in the front too).


At the moment we will not be asking for anything to be sent into school. All children have be provided with everything they need (water bottles, etc). We will be doing PE twice a week but we don't need the children to wear PE kits at this time, they will take off shoes and socks. If your child has earrings can these please be taken out on PE days if your child isn't able to do this independently? Thank you.


Class 6 PE days - Monday & Wednesday


I will continue to update this page with any information that you need.


Thank you 

Mrs Cliff



Ahoy My Hearties

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Our new topic for the Autumn Term is 'Land Ahoy'.

We would love the children to dress up on the first day back in September for our 'Pirate Masterclass' day! Please don't buy an outfit especially, I've attached a picture to give ideas of how you can make an outfit using old clothes from home (there are lots more ideas online). The children can come simply in a hat, eye patch or a complete outfit, it's entirely up to them!



Hello everyone and welcome to Class 6!

Wow you're going to be in Year 2, are you excited?!

Mrs Kidder and I are both excited to meet you. I've got a little message for you in the video below.



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Check back on this page on Wednesday as I will have an exciting message about September for you!






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I just want to say a final goodbye to you all before you start your new adventure in the juniors!



In this lesson play a fun and educational game to learn about dinosaurs and find out more about fossils and evolution.



Click the link to learn how to place items in alphabetical order using the first three letters of a word.


Have a lovely weekend!

Please don't forget to download the 'Class Dojo' app (instructions below) so that you can communicate with your Year 3 teacher from Monday smiley



All Class Dojo codes have now been sent out via the school app. 


New to ClassDojo?

1. Download the ClassDojo app

2. Open app and tap 'Parent' to create a parent account

3. Enter name, email & create a password

4. Tap ‘Add child (+)’ and use the unique code that was sent to you.


If you have any issues please contact the Junior School on 01709 828168


Thank you

Good morning!

Hopefully you will have received a letter from Mrs Pepper on the school app. Throughout today and tomorrow I will be sending each child their own personal code to be able to access the 'Class dojo' app that Y3 use. Please download the app (all instructions will be in the app message that I send you) as it will allow you to communicate directly with the Year 3 teachers.

If you haven't received the code by Friday lunchtime please call the junior school on 01709 828168 and they will be able to pass the code on to you. 

Thank you

Mrs Cliff







Do you know the story Aliens Love Underpants?

Click on the link below  and remind yourself what happens during the story.



I wonder can you now make up your own version of the story?

What else could the aliens love?



Hi Class 6! I hope you are well? I have a couple of activities for you today. I am also meeting up with Miss Sealey later this week so I will hopefully be able to give you a bit more information about year 3.






Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ella Bella is having a ballet lesson. Her teacher has given the children some clothes to dress up in and played some music called ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ for them to dance to. This music is based on William Shakespeare’s play and there are fairies and a king and queen in the play. When the ballet lesson ends, Ella Bella stays behind on her own to dance.

Watch TV presenter Alex Jones read an extract from Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and listen carefully to what happens.

Think about the following:

  • What is Ella Bella doing at the beginning?

  • Who do you think Puck is?

  • What is Puck looking for?

  • Who sent Puck?

  • Where does Puck take Ella Bella?




Click the link below to learn more about the life and achievements of Mary Seacole.


Check back on Wednesday for more activities!




Today our challenge is to design or make a healthy snack. 

Think back to our learning on healthy lifestyles, 

what do you think your body needs to be healthy?          




What types of food will you use and why? 

How will you encourage people to eat your healthy snack?

What will you do to make it look appealing? 

Now I wonder if you can take your learning further. 

Check out this link:


Do you know what what the 5 different food groups are? 


How much much food from each food group is needed for you to have a well balanced healthy diet?


I hope you enjoy watching the videos and completing the extra activities.



Information about the Y3 teachers


Literacy- Today our learning involves being an author.     

First let's watch a traditional tale on espresso. You choose:


Little Red Riding Hood                  




Jack and the Beanstalk    


Now I'd like you to create your own traditional tale by re-writing the story but this time can you change either the character or the setting. 


Think about how your story will flow and don't forget to use your non-negotiables and key writing skills to make your story adventurous and interesting to read.  


Take some time to read your story back:

Does it make sense? 

Have you used the correct punctuation? 

Can you add anything more to improve your story further?



Do you know the difference between a city, town and village? 


Follow this link and learn all about the different types of settlements.


Watch the short films and complete the activities, I wonder what type of settlement do you live in? 







Good Morning Class 6! Check out the new activities below.





Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

Spike the hedgehog wakes up one morning without his prickles – he is completely bare! He tries lots of different ways to cover himself up as he is so embarrassed - a frilly paper lampshade, a plate and even a sock. In the end, the balloons save the day. Will he get his prickles back?


Click the link to listen to the story. There are some activities to follow.




This link will take you to some videos and activities to get you thinking more deeply about properties of shapes. Don't forget to have a go at the game too. Make sure you click on the 'shape' section.




Do you know who Florence Nightingale is? Click the link to watch a video to find out.


Have a great day. Check back on Wednesday for some more actvities.







Hi everyone, don't forget to scroll below to find out your new class teacher for September.

I have a couple of new activities for you too.



This link will take you to some activities to remind you of the properties of 3D shapes.



Next it's time to use your imagination. Imagine you had some magic biscuits. What could happen?  Can you carry on this story....


Brian had often bought things from the market that had turned out to be the most outrageous, disappointing fakes.

He had presumed that the magic biscuits would have been exactly the same. How wrong he had been...


These questions might help get you thinking...

What had happened when Brian fed the biscuits to his dogs?

How quickly did they grow to this size do you think?

Did Brian give the biscuits to anything/anyone else?

Have the creatures stopped growing?

How will Brian keep them as pets?

What are the benefits/problems with having such enormous pets?

Is there a way for Brian to restore his animals to their original size?


Check back on Monday for more activities. Have a lovely weekend!



Class 6 I'm sure you'll be happy to know that you are all staying together as you move into Year 3. We felt this would be the best option as you have already made great friends with everyone in our class and are a fabulous bunch!

Your new Year 3 teacher will be Miss Dixon and you will be called Y3D.


We will be in touch as soon as the Government give us some more guidance.



Hi everyone! Today not only do I have new activities for you to have a go at but the Y3 teachers have also given me a leaflet to share with you all. It will tell you more about what you will be doing when you start the Junior school in September. How exciting!

Later this week I will let you know which Y3 teacher you have too!


Click this link for the leaflet all about Y3.


Learning time...


Today you can remind yourself of the properties of 2D shapes by clicking the link below.



Max has a key to a very special box - the Night Box. When it is time for the Night to begin, Max opens the box and lets Night out and Day does back inside. Then, in the morning, Night goes back into the box and Day comes out again. This is a magical story where we see the jobs of Night and Day as adventures.

Click this link to listen to the story and complete some activities.




Did you know...?

Antarctica is a continent of land at the very bottom of our planet.

It is a desert - but it's not hot, it's really, really cold.

The winter temperature can be minus 60°C.

It's called a desert because it hardly ever rains.

Today you can learn all about Antarctica. Click the link to watch some video clips. There is also a game to play at the end!



I hope you enjoy the activities!




Happy Monday everyone!


This link will show you how to describe position and directions. Help find some football equipment, before taking on the role of players and managers to practise following and giving instructions.



Today we are going to practise spotting errors in our writing and then improving it.

Click the link to watch the video and try out the activities.




Have you ever heard of William Shakespeare? He is one of the most famous writers in the world. Click the link to learn more.


Website of the week


On this website you will discover amazing facts about all different types of creatures.

You could create a factfile about some of them or maybe have a go at making a documentary by filming yourself talk about the animals!



Check back on Wednesday for new activities!


Friday 12th June 

Take a minute to think about what is important to you and your family?  kindness, love, honesty?

Talk to your family members. Do they agree?


Can you discuss and come up with a set of family values?


I wonder can you design and make a badge to show what is important.




Also don't forget to keep up with your reading. This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. If you have not signed up already, will need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.






Wednesday 10th June




Hi there, I was just thinking about all the different wildlife I have seen recently in my garden, from the beautiful butterflies to the new baby blackbirds, not of course forgetting the hedgehogs.


Have you seen any wildlife in your gardens?      

Today's challenge is to spot an animal in your garden.


Look closely how would you describe it? 

Research some facts. 

Can you put together a fact file about that animal for other people to read?

Don't forget to include pictures, photographs, interesting facts about the animal and their habitat.




For an extra science challenge on different animals and their habitats take a look on this link  and see if you can watch the videos and complete the activities. 

8th June 2020

Good Morning!

Today I have some Numeracy, SPaG and History activities for you to have a go at. 


Firstly, this link will take you to a video and a couple of activities/games to recap odd and even numbers.




Next can you use your problem solving skills to answer these?



SPaG - Punctuation

Here are some activities to recap how to use exclamation marks.



Today, we think of prisons as places for people who have done terrible things, but 200 years ago, people were also sent to prison for small crimes, like stealing bread. If a woman was sent to prison, her children had to go too!

No matter what the crime, everyone was treated badly in these dark and frightening places.

Elizabeth Fry believed this was wrong and helped change prisons forever.

Discover more about her life here....


Check back on Wednesday for more activities.


Hello everyone!

In numeracy today we are recapping division. There are two different ways to solve division calculations, we can 'share' or we can 'group'. The links below will remind you how to do both. 







Learn about the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, including the major sights, some traditions and the Rio carnival.




Music time... Click the link to sing, play or clap along with different songs.



Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely week off in the sunshine!


To do some activities around the 10 times table click here...


Here are some activities to help you practise the 5 times table too...


Here you can practise using different sentence types such as questions and exclamative sentences.


Finally, some history...

Click the link to learn about the life, actions and achievements of Mohandas Gandhi.

I will upload more activities on Thursday this week but don't forget you can check out Bbc Bitesize whenever you like for new activities!




Click the link to learn about Australia including the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef and the wider continent of Oceania.





Have a go at the three challenges below. Click the link to the website to see the answers once you've had a go. I wonder if you can get all 3 correct?!







Have a lovely spring bank holiday! Enjoy!

Literacy 20.05.20


 Today's challenge: Can you write a review of your favourite book or film?


Tell me who the main characters are and what happens.

What is your favourite bit? Why?

What is your least favourite bit?

Why don't you recommend your book to someone else? Who do you think might enjoy it?


Check out this video for some handy tips on how to write your review.


Check out this video of Pheonix giving her book review.

Maybe you could have a go at presenting and recording your book review as an extra challenge once you have had a go at writing it.

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you have had a lovely weekend!


Click the links for some more activities...


Here you will find some activities to practise bonds to 100. E.g. 40 + 60 = 100



Perhaps you would like to practise multiplication. This link will take you to some activities.




This link will take you to a reading challenge. Listen to the video and then complete the activities.




Finally why not learn about another famous person in History. Click the link to find out about the life of Rosa Parks.







Today I have got a couple of videos to remind you how to add and subtract 2 two-digit numbers. Click the links for the videos. Then make up some of your own number sentences e.g. 34 + 23 =       65 - 24 =

If you prefer to draw your jottings underneath each number (like we do in class) that's ok! Some of you may be able to work mentally too by adding the tens up in your head and then the ones.


addition -


subtraction -





Click the link to read an extract from the book Cyril & Pat. There are some activities linked to the book afterwards.


This book is about Cyril, the only squirrel in Lake Park, who is very lonely. One day he meets Pat – Pat is big and grey, and Cyril mistakes him for another squirrel! They become great friends and the two have lots of adventures and fun together - Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone else thinks that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat is actually a rat!



I know many of you love animals! This link takes you to videos to learn all about:











Have a lovely weekend!



Literacy- Write a letter to your class teacher and tell them about what you have been doing. 




When planning your letter don't forget to think about:

  • The purpose of your letter.
  • Including conjunctions in your sentences.
  • Adding some time connectives.
  • Remember your non-negotiables.
  • Think about your presentation, handwriting and spelling.


Remember to keep re-reading your letter back to check it makes sense.


Check out this video for some handy tips on how to write a good letter. 


Think about who else you could send a letter to:


How about a new pen pal or sending a letter to the author of your favourite book? 


I'm sure someone in your family or someone you know would love to receive a letter.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! 


Click the link below for some activities to help you with addition & subtraction! Don't forget, this won't be brand new learning but it will help you to keep your numeracy skills up to scratch!



Next you could learn about the life and achievements of a famous person in history. Click the link below.



A little hello from Gracie and I!

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Today's challenge: read some poems or a tongue twister.
Can you rehearse and perform them to an audience?


Check out the link below and explore the website. There are funny poems, animal poems, gross poems and lots more. 


Take your learning further by having a go at writing your own poem. There is a lesson about writing poems on the website to help you. 


I will look forward to reading your poems soon.



Hi everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend!

Below are a couple of new challenges to help keep your brains working!


Maths - Fact Families

Back in the Autumn we learnt about fact families. Click the link below to see what you can remember.




Click the link below to take you to the game 'Small Town Superheroes'. This game will let you practise sentence work, punctuation and prefixes/suffixes. (We haven't learnt about prefixes yet but I think you will pick it up quite easily!)


Website of the week


If you feel like being creative this week then you might find some fun ideas on this website.



Finally, I mentioned this last week but forgot to attach the link - sorry!

This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. You will need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.





New Challenges 1.5.20


Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a few more activities for you to choose from. Do as many or as few as you can manage smiley


I know some of you love 'Funnybones' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Click this link for a variety of activities.




All sorts of music can be made by just using your body. Click the link below to have a go yourself!




How many of these can you solve?

Challenge 1




Challenge 2

Challenge 3

This one is quite tricky but I think some of you will be able to have a really good go!



Click here to check your answers! Scroll right down to the bottom of the page.




Finally...This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. You do need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.





Have a great weekend. I'll be back with more challenges on Monday. 




Reading 29.4.20

Click the link below for some reading challenges.


Literacy 29.04.20



Take a look on

Does the tunnel ever end? I wonder can you draw what could be at the end of it?


Challenge 1:  Read the story starter. 


Challenge 2: Question Time- Think  about the questions on the web page, use your

                                              imagination, inference skills and creativity to answer them.


Challenge 3: Can you continue the story starter ?

                    What will happen next?

                    Think about the questions you have just answered can you use them to add     

                     extra detail to your story? 

                     How will your story end


Good Luck, I'm looking forward to hearing your stories. 

Welcome back, I hope you have had a lovely weekend!


Challenge 2:


Click this link to find lessons all about money.


There's also a fun game for you to play...




Challenge 3:


This link will take you to a reading challenge.




I hope you enjoy the challenges. I will upload more activities on Wednesday!



Geography 24.4.20


Let’s learn about the United Kingdom!



Can you draw the flag of the UK? Maybe you could then research and learn the countries of the UK and the capital cities.



To take your learning even further I wonder if you could design a travel guide to encourage people to visit the UK.



Home Learning 22.04.20




Think back to the story ‘Whatever Next’. Baby Bear imagined going to the moon. Can you invent a space story? Will you visit the moon or somewhere else? Who will go with you? What will you do there?


Click here


If you enjoyed that writing challenge take a look at this link. This home learning booklet will keep you busy and help you to practise the skills you need to take your reading and writing further.


Click here  

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter!


Today I have got you a numeracy challenge and a new website to explore that I think you will really like!


Numeracy 10 more and 10 less

Make your own tens and ones using straws, tooth pics, pencils (or anything else you can think of which you can make into bundles of ten).

Make your own tens and ones baseboard and practise adding and subtracting 10 from your number.

Link to video on adding 10:


The video shows how to work with 'hundreds' too. Don't worry if you're not sure about this. You only need to be able to add and subtract tens from two digit numbers at the moment.



Do you like comics? Enjoy this free digital copy of The Beano.




The website looks fab too. There are all sorts of fun things such as quizzes, jokes and games to have a look at.


Don't forget to keep exercising too. Try Joe Wicks if you haven't done so already. I wonder if you could make your own routine up?



Home Learning Week 2 (03.04.20)


Today's challenge is all about 

Internet Safety

Can you talk about internet safety with an adult.

(link to web page)


Please take note of the 4-7 section and the parent/carer section for information.



Now make a safety poster to share your safety knowledge with other people.

Take a look at some examples:



Home Learning 1.4.20

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Your challenge for today is to write a character profile about a member of your family. Start by drawing a picture of them and then write about their appearance and their personality. Try to start each sentence in a different way.


He/she has....

You might notice that...

In my opinion...

It is true that...


To take your learning further why not write a character profile for your favourite book/film/tv character.


Home Learning Week 2 (30.03.20)

Your numeracy learning for this week is to click on the link below and play some of the games. There are lots to choose from!


Don't forget to continue practising your 2, 5 & 10 times tables. Ask a grown up to write some down for you to solve as quickly as you can. E.g. 2 x 5 =, 4 x 10 =, 8 x 2 =

You could make a game of 'times tables bingo' or 'times table pairs'. 





I wonder what facts you can discover about space?



Hi again Class 6!

Are you managing to get in the garden and have fun in the sunshine? It's beautiful at the moment!

I hope you have managed to do some fab writing about your family! 


Your challenge for day 3 (27/3/20) is a creative one :-)


I wonder if you can use your creativity skills to produce a self portrait. You can do a pencil sketch, coloured pencil, pastel, paint or even a collage!

Maybe you could do it in a 'Pop Art' style like we were doing in school.


Gracie and I have been busy being artists this week. If you want even more art to do have a look at this link. 


This link takes you to a cartoon lesson from an artist from Sheffield called Pete McKee. We've had fun doing them!


Don't forget about Joe Wicks every morning at 9am. White Rose Maths are putting new lessons on their website everyday too.






Hi there, how is your learning going so so far?


Welcome to day 2 - 25.03.20


Today's challenge is Literacy and it is based around.......



Can you write a fact file all about your family (pets too!).

Tell me what they look like?

What are their favourite and least favourite things?

Remember to make it sound interesting for the reader!


Don't forget to keep visiting our website of the week (there's lots to explore on there), P.E with Joe Wicks every day and keep going with your numeracy fluency!



Hi Class 6!

Mrs Cliff here! I hope you are all happy and healthy. Be sure to check back here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to find out your new challenge!


Here is day 1 of your home learning (23/3/20)



Spend 10 minutes each day practising your number bonds, doubling, halving and times tables (x2, x5, x10).

Link to a website for practising:


Website of the Week!

The website of the week is espresso.  Here you will find some fantastic videos and learning opportunities.


Maybe take a look at this link on seasons and seasonal changes!



Have Fun!!


I'll upload your next challenge in a couple of days.

White Rose Maths

White Rose Maths are producing home learning sessions. Have a look at this one.

PE with Joe Wicks!


Is there anybody out there?!

This term we have been learning all about space. In history we have learnt about the lives of Neil Armstrong, Helen Sharman and Tim Peake. 

We have used non-fiction texts, websites and videos to learn about the planets.

We have also read many stories about space, such as 'Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy and 'The Darkest Dark' by astronaut Chris Hadfield. We have used these stories to help us write our own too!


Sharing our Enterprise Learning with Rotherham Teachers!

These children had the opportunity to share our learning with a group of teachers from other schools in Rotherham. We visited the 'AMRC Training Centre' and the children led the 'yoghurt innovation challenge' for the teachers. They spoke confidently and clearly and all the teachers said they were very impressed with the children's skills. Well done children!

In our 'Integrated learning' we practise lots of different skills. We have been using our creative skills when painting in the style of famous artist Graham Bickell.

Our sand area helps us to practise our fluency in numeracy. We have to answer the numeracy questions as quickly but accurately as we can! Our role play area this term is Shrek's swamp! We get to dress up as Shrek or Donkey and act out the film before writing it as a story!



Make £5 Blossom!


We set up 2 companies in our class. Each company created products to sell at the Christmas Fair. We took on different roles and decided how much to sell our products for in order to make a profit.

We are very pleased with our profit of £61.35. We have already started to research board games and comics/magazines that we could buy for our classroom!




Summer Term - How Wonderful is the World?


This term we will be embarking on an adventure around the whole world. We will explore what makes it wonderful from towering volcanoes and rainforests to the vast variety of fascinating creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.


As well as this we will be investigating a huge range of flavours and tastes which make our world so exciting.


Keep visiting our page to follow our learning journey.

This link will take you to 'Google Earth' where you can explore the world from your computer!


This week we have been learning about volcanoes. We have created our very own volcano!


A member of our class has recently earned herself a Blue Peter Badge. We were all so impressed that we have decided to try and earn one as a class. We are going to write some amazing fact files about volcanoes and post them off to Blue Peter. We know we will have to try our hardest as it won't be easy to earn a badge! Wish us luck!




We had to guess which country these foods and spices came from!



We are working as a team to create a model of 'The Great Wall of China'. 




Integrated Learning

This is our 'Role Play' area this term. We are exploring the Amazon Rainforest. We are learning to use non-fiction texts to research facts about different rainforest animals and then write a report.



This is our sand area. When we visit this area we are learning to solve problems quickly and accurately.



Spring Term

This term our topic is 'Disney'! We have been researching to find out more about Walt Disney and how he set up the company.

We have also started to make our own animations. 


Here these children are really focused on creating their animation using the 'I can animate' app on the Ipad. They've had to be resilient as an animation takes a lot of hard work!



We are creating wonderful pieces of fabric work! Can you see which Disney characters we have created?



We love 'Integrated' learning as we get to work on lots of different skills. Which skills do you think the children are working on here...?



Book at Bedtime

Throughout March we took part in 'Book at Bedtime month'. Children had to read at bedtime every night for a whole month. To celebrate, we came to school in our pyjamas for the final day. We also brought our favourite book to share.


Problem Solving!

In class 6 we love to solve problems. We know we have to be resilient when solving problems. We keep on trying until we are successful! In this section we will keep adding photos of us solving different problems.

Finding 2-digit numbers where the digits total 5. 

Here we were investigating 2-digit numbers where the digits totalled 5. Once we had found all the possibilities one of the children suggested investigating 3 digit numbers where the digits totalled 5! Can you find all the possibilities?




2016/17 Autumn Term

This term we are 'travelling through time' in our learning! This gives us the opportunity to visit many different eras. Some of the places we will be landing are, the prehistoric dinosaur era, the Ice Age, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Times, the Victorian era as well as flying into the future!


Keep visiting our class page to see our learning throughout the term!


Our day in the life of a Victorian...



Our Numeracy learning...



If you would like to practise your numeracy skills at home this website link has some excellent games! Click on the 'student zone'.






2015/16 Summer Term

Our topic this term is 'A Bug's Life!'. We are learning all about fascinating creatures such as spiders, ants and butterflies.


We were set a challenge to design and make a party outfit! We set up companies. Within our company we had a designer, accountant and a marketing assistant. We applied for the job that we thought we would be best suited to. We had to have an interview and say why we thought we would be good at the job! Below are photographs of us busy at work and our finished designs! 


This week (9.5.16) we have researched and created a fact card all about scorpions. Take a look at some of our writing below.


Ayaan Ahmad's fact card.

Ayaan Ahmad's fact card.

Keaton-Lee's fact card.

Alfie's fact card.

Alfie's fact card.

Haneeka's fact card.

Haneeka's fact card.


We held an 'Enterprise Day' and our challenge was to design and create a spider's web. Take a look at our wonderful designs below.




In Literacy we have been reading a book called 'Tadpole's Promise'. After reading this we imagined how each of the characters would have felt and wrote some fantastic letters and diaries. Take a look at some of our writing below.


In Numeracy we are learning to tell the time! We know o' clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour. Our next step is to practise telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Why not practise this at home!

Spring Term

Last term our topic was 'What makes Great Britain great?'. We learnt all about our local area as well as our capital city.


We used our teamwork skills to create a collaborative sewing of London. We had to be very resilient as it wasn't easy and took quite a long time to complete! Do you recognise any of the famous landmarks?

Ayaan used his creativity skills to create this fantastic birds eye view of New York Stadium in Rotherham. We love how he created the effect of a busy football crowd!


In literacy we read and watched lots of Paddington Bear stories. We then created our own stories. Kyrah and Scarlett used paint to create these fabulous pieces of art. What amazing paint skills they have! 



Mason Haydn has also used his problem solving skills to complete a tricky numeracy challenge.