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Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 1st June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read the common exception words for Year 1 and 2.

This week we are going to focus on the reading of the common exception words. These are words that appear commonly in texts but do not follow some of the phonic rules we have learnt. Today’s task is to read through the list of common exception words from both Year 1 and 2 and practice reading them. 

If there are any words that you find hard to read then make a list and practise them throughout the week.

The word mat is attached at the bottom of the page or you can download it from 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-5089-new-common-exception-words-years-1-and-2-word-mat 

Writing To read and understand a story.

Watch the snail and the whale on bbc IPLAYER or read the book if you have it. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

Think about the main parts of the story. Retell the story to someone else in your house. It could be a parent or a sibling. 

Write a few sentences retelling the story. Try to use different clauses to extend your sentences using words like and, so, but, because, when, that. 

Remember to use capital letters correctly and finish sentences with a full stop.  

Maths To use knowledge of mental maths in real life situations.

This week you are going to use your knowledge of Maths to play games and complete tasks. Here are today’s activities;

1) On a piece of paper, write down three even numbers between 0 and 10.

2) Write down three odd numbers between 10 and 20.

Show these to a grown up – are you correct?

3) Play the ‘Add and Subtract’ game (see below – print if you can) – this is a game for two players.

4) Play these Maths games;

https://nrich.maths.org/square-it/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Other:  To learn about the features and habitat of different animals

This week our topic is ‘The Zoo’.

Watch one of the virtual tours of Chester Zoo on their website. 

https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo-2/

Choose one of the animals that you have seen on the website and write an information label / plaque for its cage. Use these headings to help you:

Name: (What is its full name?)

Type of animal: (Is it an amphibian, bird, fish, mammal or reptile?)

Habitat: (Where does it live?)

Appearance:(What does it look like? How do it’s features help it?)

Diet: (What does it eat?) 

Predators: (Who are its enemies?)

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 1st June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Discuss word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known.

Read the story ‘Supermarket Zoo’ – by Caryl Hart (either below or on this Youtube link). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvTSdbf4xfI

If you are reading this with an adult discuss any words you don’t know the meaning of. Think about when we RAG rate words at school (RED: I don’t know what it means. ORANGE: I’ve heard it but not sure what it means. GREEN: I know what it means.)

If you are working on your own, write a list of the words you aren’t sure of. You might make a table…

RED ORANGE GREEN
Disaster Enormous Lion

You can then discuss the words you have written with an adult or older sibling later on. 

INTERNET SAFETY: Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online – Keep SAFE online

Writing Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by others.

Riddle – What am I? 

Having read the story, think about the different animals that can be found at a zoo.  Choose a zoo animal and write your own riddle.  Remember that a riddle gives a series of clues to help you guess the animal.  You may want to draw a picture of your chosen animal and create a ‘flap’ to reveal the answer. 

Once you have written your riddle, read the clues clearly to a member of your family and see if they can guess the animal.

Maths

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs

 Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero 

Read the animal maths problems that are shared below. You might need a grown up to help read them to you. 

Think carefully about if you need to do adding or subtraction to solve it. Do you need to use any equipment to solve it? 

Write out the number sentence using the correct symbols + – and = and solve it. 

Remember to check your answer and form your numbers correctly (always starting at the top)

Other: 

Geography

Can I use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

– key physical features, including: beach, cliff, forest, mountain, sea, river.

Today you are going to find out about where animals live or originally come from. 

Using the words:

BEACH, CLIFF, FOREST, MOUNTAIN, SEA and RIVER try and find at least one animal that lives in those places. 

You could use google (make sure you have a grown up with you) or maybe you have some books about animals and where they live. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Miss Poppleton – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

beach cliff forest

 

 

 

 

   
river mountain sea

 

 

 

 

   

 

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 1st June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Visit the Book trust website and read the story ‘Rumble in the Jungle’.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/rumble-in-the-jungle/

(alternatively you could read a different animal themed story of your own choice, preferably a story that rhymes e.g Gruffalo)

Talk to your child about rhyming words. A word rhymes when the middle and end sounds are the same (the sounds are the same but not necessarily the letters e.g bear / pair).

Extra challenge: Can your child identify any rhyming word in the story?

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order. 

Give your child a list of numbers 1-20.

Go on a walk around your local area  and encourage your child to spot as many numbers on their list as they can. As your child finds a number they can cross it off. Note: if you are shielding or self-isolating your child could do this around the home.

Other: Music

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.

Singing and dancing

Ask your child to sing and dance to their favourite animal songs.  Can they move in the same ways as the animals in the song. Moving high and low, fast and slow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-down-in-the-jungle/zfqgscw

Down in the jungle

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-five-little-monkeysF-swinging-from-a-tree/z6x9382

Five little monkeys

Additional challenge: Can they make their own instruments to accompany the songs?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Home learning for Friday 22nd May

Warm up activity Rooted like a tree
  1. Stand with your feet together and your arms by your sides. Keep your eyes open.
  2. Imagine tree roots growing from the bottoms of your feet down into the earth. Feel connected to the ground. 
  3. Slowly lift one foot and press the bottom of it against the ankle of your other leg, if you can.
  4. Clasp your hands together in front of you, with just your pointer fingers extended. Lift your clasped hands over your head.
  5. Balance, relax into the position and smile. You are rooted like a tree.
  6. Lower your arms and try balancing on your other foot. Do you feel any different?

If you wobble, that is OK. Trees sway in the wind, but roots keep them balanced and steady all day.

 

Main activity What do people worry about? 

Recap what you talked about last week – that anxiety or feeling anxious are about worries that are difficult to get out of our thoughts. That those worries can make us feel a mixture of this and that it is normal to feel worried or anxious from time to time. 

Then discuss with your child that everyone has worries and that they are not alone. People do, however, worry about different things and that is also very normal. Ask your child if they have any worries they would like to share. When they share their worries don’t try to solve them or tell them not to worry. Accept their worry by saying something like ‘I know that other people worry about that too. Brains are complicated and that means we all worry about different things in different ways.’ 

You and your child should both have a blank piece of paper, draw or write all the things you feel worried about. They can be little worries, they can be big worries. Acknowledging worry or anxiousness can help us to understand and deal with it. Knowing that everyone has worries also gives us permission to acknowledge them and therefore deal with the emotions we feel. Once you and your child have drawn or written your worries ask your child if they want to discuss any of them with you. If they don’t, that is fine and if they do, acknowledge that you’ve heard their worry but don’t try and fix it or solve it. You can say things like ‘what do you do to feel better when you worry like that?’

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 21st May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words.

Listen and watch the story ‘Tiddler’ on youtube or read the book if you have it.

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

Talk about all the different sea creatures you can spot in the story. Did any of them match the sea creature you found out about on Tuesday?

Discuss the different characters in the story and the different things that Tiddler says he gets up to.

Ask your child to draw a picture and write about their favourite part of the story.

Alternatively choose your own story to base this activity around.

Maths – Height Children use everyday language to talk about height.  They order to or three items by height.

Select three objects of obvious different heights and ask your child to order them in height order.  Talk to them about the words we use for describing height and support them in using the correct mathematical vocabulary. 

Challenge: Can they put their family in height order? Can they give reasons for their choices

Tall, taller, tallest.

Short, shorter, shortest.

Other: Physical development Children show good control and coordination in  large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways safely negotiating space.

Take part in the ‘Squish the Fish’ Yoga activity from Cosmic Kids at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=LhYtcadR9nw

Offline alternative:

Ask your child to move in different ways by becoming a sea creature.

E.g. Move like a shark, octopus, fish, turtle,

Changing direction and speed as an extension.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 21st May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word.

You will need: Your favourite book, a piece of paper and a pencil. 

Read your favourite book, as you read notice any common exception words and write them on the piece of paper that you have. If you notice a word more than once give it a tick. 

(If you have a printer you might like to print the list and tick the word when you see it). 

Once you have finished your book take a look at your list. Are there any words you didn’t find? Which word was the most common? 

Writing

Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

Begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place.

Using your sentences from yesterday and your research from Tuesday try to create either an information book/sheet, leaflet or poster about your chosen transport.

Remember to have a title, maybe some headings, your factual sentences from yesterday and images, diagrams and labels.

Try to group similar information together and link ideas together using ‘and’.

Also remember to use your best handwriting, so it can be read clearly by others.

E.g.                                  All About Cars

When was the first car invented?         How do cars work?

____________________            ___________________

____________________            ___________________

____________________            ___________________

Different types of car                            Fun Facts about cars

____________________            ___________________

____________________            ___________________

____________________            ___________________

Maths Solve mathematical problems or puzzles involving addition or multiplication using concrete objects and pictorial representations.

Today is about your child applying their knowledge of addition and/or multiplication.

Begin by playing the dice games at the bottom of the document which can be printed or used for reference.  It is okay to focus on addition or repeated addition if your child is not yet ready for multiplication.

If you would like to challenge them a little more, there are some examples of worded problems which require more thought.  Remember that you can change the numbers in the problem to suit your child’s ability.

Other: 

“On the Move” Transport week

Geography

Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

Have a look at a world map in an atlas, the following link https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplusautomation/vendorimages/1c11d9f2-83b4-4a19-a1ac-91a5de8e0992.jpg._CB318277546_.jpg or the attached pdf. 

Look at the map and talk about the 7 continents:  Asia, Africa, North & South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia (Australasia). This song may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE (Internet keeping SAFE)

Then see if you can find the 5 oceans:Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, Indian and Southern. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ (Internet keeping SAFE)

Choose anywhere on the map and talk about which countries/oceans you would cross if you wanted to get there by car, plane or ship. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Miss Poppleton – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 21st May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read with expression. 

Today we are going to continue to read with expression. 

Choose a book you know well (it could be one you have practised this week)

Spend a little bit of time practicing reading a small section with good expression. Remember to use your voice to respond to the text. 

Can you record yourself reading the page or section for your teachers. You need to keep the video quite short as big video files won’t send over email. 

Record yourself and then watch it back. Think about what you did well with your voice and think of one thing you could do to make it sound even better!

Challenge – Have another go and try to improve your first video.

Writing To describe a character. 

Look at the work from the last few days. Today you are going to write a paragraph about your character. First you need to draw a picture of your character at the top of the page and then write a paragraph about them. 

You could make it into a WANTED poster if you’d like to. 

First, write about what the character looks like. You can use some of your sentences from Tuesday or you can look at the noun phrases you didn’t use to make some new ones. Then write about the personality of the character. Look at your work from Wednesday to help you. Finally you can write some extra sentences about the character using your own ideas. What else could you say about them? Why did you choose them? What do you like about them?

Maths To recap and reinforce telling the time skills.

Today, you need to choose which level to focus on;

Bronze – I need to practice o’clock and half past.

Silver – I know o’clock and half past, but need to practice ¼ past and ¼ to.

Gold – I know all of the above.

Bronze – practice with this online activity;

http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/halfhours/oclockhpimm/oclockhpimm.htm

Now try to complete sheet 1 (below)

Silver – play the board game, or repeat the clock activity from Monday (activity 3 – the ten times stated – show on a clock or the online clock)

Now try to complete sheet 2 (below)

Gold – practice with this online activity (Level Two / Level Three);

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/index.html

Now try to complete sheet 3 (below)

Other: Technology To follow a design to make a boat.

Using the design that you drew yesterday, collect together your resources and build your lifeboat. 

Make sure you can fit at least one toy person on the boat.

When you have made your boat, carefully in the sink, bath or in a bowl or water with an adult’s help test it.

Does it float? Can it carry the person? Can it carry more than one person?

Why did we design lifeboats this week?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 20th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – high frequency words They read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

High Frequency Word Hunt: 

From the table below write down ten high frequency words on pieces of paper and hide them around the room/house/garden. When your child finds a word ask them to read it aloud and write it down. Can they say the word in a sentence?

Extra challenge: Can they put 2 high frequency words in a sentence?

Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4

no

go 

the

I

to

of 

is

into

but

it

she

my

they

this

that

are

you

was

all

are

went

from 

little

said

were

have 

like

there 

one

so

Maths Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.

Subtraction Game:

Draw 10 fish and then cut them out. Count them on to a piece of blue paper. Ask your child: If 2 fish swim away, how many are left? Encourage your child to move the pictures to help them count. 

Can they say the sentence using  the correct vocabulary e.g. 10 fish take away 2 fish leaves 8 fish.Your child may also try to write the number sentence using symbols 

e.g 10 – 2 = 8

Extra challenge:  use 20 fish instead of 10 but still take a single digit away each time e.g 20 – 8 = 12

Alternatively you can play the game using other objects of your choosing.

Other: Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques experimenting with… texture, form and function.

Sea Creature Model

Using the information you found out yesterday about a sea creature, ask your child to create a model of their chosen sea creature using playdough/salt dough or a media of your choosing.


Useful Recipes:

You can find a recipe for making salt dough by clicking here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2544279-basic-salt-dough-playdough-recipe

You can find a recipe for making no cook playdough here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-3595-no-cook-playdough-recipe

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk    

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 20th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word.

Play our Common Exception Word game. Using the list below (at the bottom of this table) write 10 of the common exception words on small pieces of paper or post it notes, then hide the words around your house/room. 

Tell your child a word. Then should then go and find the piece of paper with that word written on it and bring it back to you. For an extra point…see if they can write the word (not copy it!).

Writing

Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

Write sentences by:

-Saying out loud what they are going to write about

-Composing a sentence orally before writing it

Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

-Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense

Today you are going to be writing some factual sentences about your chosen transport using all the information that you found out yesterday.

Remember when you write your sentences, THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT and remember capital letters, full stops, other punctuation, spelling and handwriting.

E.g. Most cars have four wheels but sometimes they can have three.

Keep your sentences safe as you will be needing them tomorrow!

Maths Solve mathematical problems or puzzles involving addition or multiplication using concrete objects and pictorial representations.

The Bike Shop –  problem solving challenge

Talk through the maths problem at the bottom of the document (choose a level suited to your child).  Support them in solving the problem – using objects, pictures or a number line for support.  Remember to show how you have solved it.

Other: 

“On the Move” Transport week

Design and Technology

Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria 

Yesterday you were asked to create a car based on the following criteria:

→ It must have wheels

→ It should move when pushed

→ It must have a space for a ‘driver’ to sit

How did you do? Does your car have wheels? Does it move when pushed? Is there space for a ‘driver’ to sit? 

Have a think about the following questions: 

What do you really like about your car? 

What works well? What doesn’t work well?

If you could make it again, what would you change?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Miss Poppleton – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 20th May PLEASE START TO COLLECT SOME JUNK MODELLING MATERIALS FOR LATER IN THE WEEK.

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To continue reading with expression

Recap all that learnt about expression from yesterday…

This video might help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dnJ74xtJTQ

This one might make you smile 🙂

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

Talk about how expression affects how they feel when being read to either at school or at home. It can make a big difference!

Choose a page or section of a favourite book to read and practice being expressive. 

Think about how they change their voice and why they need to change it.

Read the selection you have chosen and then read it again practicing the expression until you are happy with it. 

Writing To the personality of a character.

Think about the character you have chosen for this week. Look at yesterday’s work about the character’s appearance. Today we are going to think about their personality. 

What kind of person are they? How do you know? This is a great chance to use those subordinate clauses! E.g Mr Wolf shows he is a horrible character when he tries to eat the pigs. 

Write some key words inside the character. We do this as these are things that we can’t see as they are on the inside. E.g kind, lovely, horrible and disgusting.

Pick your favourite 3 words and then write a sentence to describe the characters personality again try to use words like because, when, that and if to give reasons. 

E.g. Little Red Riding Hood is a cheerful girl because she skips through the forest with a smile on her face. 

Maths To recap and reinforce telling the time skills.

1) Take yesterday’s five pieces of paper.

Can you order the times, from earliest to latest? Get a grown up to check. Take a photo and send it to your class teacher if you can.

2) Below, there is a sheet with clocks. If you have access to a printer, print it out and complete it. If you don’t have access to a printer, use something circular to draw some of the clocks. Complete as many as you can (it might take a long time to draw and complete all of the clocks on the sheet, so just do as many as you can).

3) If you have time, watch this song about time;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/telling-the-time-recap-song/zv8b47h

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Other: Technology To design a boat to meet given criteria. Today you are going to use:

  1. What you found out about things that float and sink yesterday.
  2. What you know and have found out about the Titanic. 
  3. The junk modelling resources you have collected.

Your challenge is to design a lifeboat for the Titanic.

On a piece of paper design your lifeboat. It will need to hold at least one toy person (playmobil, LEGO, Sylvanian family – whatever you have.) 

Make sure that you label your design with features that you add, like a funnel or a sail and what materials and or junk modelling you are going to use to make it.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 19th May PLEASE START TO COLLECT SOME JUNK MODELLING MATERIALS FOR LATER IN THE WEEK.

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To begin to focus on reading with expression.

Recap reading fluently and how it helps the listener to enjoy the story and it also helps the reader to understand what they have read. 

Discuss how expression is another aspect of reading aloud that makes a difference to the listener. Discuss what they understand by the word expression.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dnJ74xtJTQ

Get them to pick a book they are confident with. It could be the same as yesterday or a different one.  

If you are confident, model reading a page in a robotic voice and ask your child if that sounded good. Why not? 

Discuss how it could be improved. Read the page again but this time over emphasise the expression you use. Now get them to read it with an expressive voice. Remembering to respond to the punctuation and think about how different characters might be talking. 

Have a go and practise reading with expression!  

Writing To describe what a character looks like. 

Think about the character you chose yesterday. Draw that character in the middle of the paper but don’t colour it in! 

Today we are going to focus on what that character looks like. 

Write different noun phrases around the character that describe that character. Remember a noun phrase is a noun and at least one describing word  e.g pointy teeth, bright red cloak, soft brown fur. 

Then pick your favourite 3 noun phrases and write them as a full sentence underneath. E.g Little Red Riding Hood is wearing a bright red cloak that her mum gave to her. 

Challenge: to use words such as because, that, when to extend your sentence. 

Maths

To recap and reinforce telling the time skills.

1) Polish up your skills from yesterday’s learning!

There is a board game at the bottom of today’s learning (below). If you have access to a printer, print it out and play it with up to three others.

If you don’t have access to a printer, have another go at yesterday’s final activity (Level One);

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/index.html

2) Depending on the time you start your learning today – write down five of the times that you know in the next two or three hours (for example, if you start your learning at 10 o’clock, write down ¼ past 10, ½ past 10, ¼ to 11, 11 o’clock, ¼ past 11. Write them on separate pieces of paper, with the writing big enough to be seen in a photograph. Carry on with your other learning, but keep an eye on a clock somewhere in your house. Each time the clock matches one of the times on your pieces of paper, get a grown up to take a photo of you, the piece of paper and the clock (all together!). The clock could be on a cooker, phone, television, tablet, or even a real clock). Try to send the five pictures to your class teacher. An example is shown on the left!

Challenge – if you know times beyond the ones looked at this week, write some of those (e.g. 5 past, 10 past, 20 to, 25 to etc). If you are not sure about these, just stick to the main time looked at so far this week (o’clock, ½ past, ¼ past, ¼ to).

Keep these pieces of paper for tomorrow.

3) If you have time (and a printer), you can play the board game from yesterday.

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Other: Science To make and test predictions. 

Look at this Concept Cartoon. Do you agree with the girl? Why or why not? Explain your answer.


Now find 6 objects in your house and make a prediction about whether you think they will float or sink. You might want to put it in a table like this:

Object Prediction Test

Spoon

Coin

Cork

Carefully in the sink, bath or in a bowl with an adults help test each object.

What do you notice about things that float? Which objects sank? What material are they made of? Did an object float that you thought might sink?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 19th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ writing)

Children write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. Using the same words from yesterday. You say the word and encourage your child to write it. You can make this activity more fun by writing using different media e.g with water and a paintbrush outside or in flour in a tray using a finger. Feel free to come up with your own interesting ways of writing.

Phase 3 Phase 4

light

might

high

chair

hair

pair

ear

near

fear

beard

pure

cure

funfair

haircut

fright

bright

flight

stairs

spear

flair

clear

Maths – Addition Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.

Addition Bingo

Ask your child to choose four numbers between 1 and 9 and write them down.

Write out the following addition number sentences onto pieces of paper/card:

0 +1 =

2 + 0 =

2 + 1 =

2 + 2 =

3 + 2 =

3 + 3 =

2 + 5 =

5 + 3 =

6 + 3 =

And turn them upside down on the table/floor.  Ask your child to pick one and work out the answer. If the answer is one of the numbers they chose they can cross it out. Repeat until they have crossed out all of their chosen four numbers. The children can use objects to support adding the two numbers e.g. counters, pegs, cars, etc.

Extra challenge: use numbers 11-20 in place of 1 to 9 and change the addition sentences to match.

Online alternative:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/robot-addition

Other: 

Understanding the World

Children make observations of animals and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. 

Children select and use technology for particular purposes.

Ask your child to choose their favourite sea creature or one that they would like to find out more information about.

Using books, the internet and your own knowledge, find out facts and information. 

E.g  What do they eat?

       Where do they live?

       What do they look like?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 19th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words.

Play ‘Draw my sentence’. Either by using the selection of sentences below or writing your own ones. You should read the sentence and then draw what you have read.

e.g.

Writing

Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:

Listening to and discussing a wide stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently

Choose your favourite mode of transport from yesterday or one that interests you and find out all about it. You might find out …When was it first invented? Who invented it? What did the first one look like? How has it changed over the years? How many different models/versions of it are there? How fast can it go? What is the largest or smallest model of it? etc.

You could use information books that you have at home or you could use the internet to find out information. (Please see the bottom of this document for some resources). Keep everything that you have read in your head because you are going to be needing it tomorrow!

Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online – Keeping SAFE online poster

Here are some following websites that have some information:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/transport/

https://kids.kiddle.co/Transport

https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/transportation.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs9k7ty/resources/1

There are also some transport story books by Tony Mitton on Youtube too.

Cool Cars – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EQFJfzu68k

Brilliant Boats – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK7Au1u-_xg

Roaring Rockets – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko306WcHRns

Tremendous Tractors – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSl5akMuWLU

Terrific Trains – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p97mXoeu5Zo

Amazing Aeroplanes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueBLjs60W54https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueBLjs60W54

Maths Solve one-step problems involving multiplication by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with support.

Using the 1,2,3 and 10 cards from yesterday.  Pick one card and look at the number shown.  Now roll a dice to see how many lots you have. 

Write a repeated addition number sentence to match i.e.

3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12.  Discuss how to write this using multiplication to save time i.e. 3 x 4 = 12.

Can your child write the repeated addition and multiplication number sentences to go with the pictures and dice?  

Other: 

“On the Move” Transport week

Design and Technology

Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria

Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing 

Using the images of cars through history you saw in the video yesterday, choose one to attempt to make! This could be through junk modelling, lego or any other sort of construction materials you have. 

Your car must meet the following criteria: 

→ It must have wheels

→ It should move when pushed or pulled

→ It must have a space for a ‘driver’ to sit

We look forward to seeing the photos!

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Miss Poppleton – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Draw my sentence:

  • An elephant stomped on Philips toe.
  • I am going to make something out of clay.
  • Oh, don’t these clouds look like puffs of smoke.
  • He made a toy.
  • I saw a bluebird by the sea.
  • The boy went to the house. 
  • People came down the mountain.
  • The glue stick had lost its lid. 

 

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 18th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Discuss word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known.

Read the story ‘Tremendous Tractors’ (either below or on this Youtube link). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSl5akMuWLU

If you are reading this with an adult discuss any words you don’t know the meaning of. Think about when we RAG rate words at school (RED: I don’t know what it means. ORANGE: I’ve heard it but not sure what it means. GREEN: I know what it means.)

If you are working on your own, write a list of the words you aren’t sure of. You might make a table…

RED ORANGE GREEN
Tremendous Sturdy Tractor

You can then discuss the words you have written with an adult or older sibling later on. 

INTERNET SAFETY: Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online – Keep SAFE online

Writing Can I spell words using my phonic knowledge?

Can you think of lots of different types of transport? How many can you think of? Do they have wheels or wings? Do they travel on the road, rail, water or air?

Write a list or a mind map of all the types of transport that you can think of.

When you write the words, really try to sound them out and use your phonic sounds to help you spell them correctly. E.g. c-ar , b-oa-t.

Maths Solve one-step problems that involve addition using concrete objects and pictorial representations.

Write out the numbers 1-10 on cut up pieces of paper, or print out and cut up the vehicle cards at the end of this document (showing the number of wheels).  Place the cards face down on the table.  Pick up two cards and write a number sentence to show the total.  Repeat with a different combination of cards.  You may want to attempt a longer number sentence by turning over 3 or 4 cards depending on your child’s ability.  Remember to count on from the biggest number.

KEEP HOLD OF THE CARDS FOR TOMORROW!

Other: 

“On the Move” Transport week

History

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

Watch the following video on Youtube to see how cars have changed over the years. Talk about the differences you see. Which cars do you think are best and why? Why do you think cars have changed over the years? Do you think they are good changes? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQyL1p0P-ZE

INTERNET SAFETY: Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online – Keep SAFE online

See the attached sheet with some prompt questions and images to aid your discussions. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Miss Poppleton – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Tremendous tractors

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 18th May PLEASE START TO COLLECT SOME JUNK MODELLING MATERIALS FOR LATER IN THE WEEK.

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To continue to read with increased fluency.

This week we are going to be carrying on with thinking about fluency in our reading. 

Discuss the meaning of the word from last week’s work. Ask them to again choose a book that is familiar to them but not the same one as last week. As last week ask them to read a page (or more dependent on the book chosen) and focus on reading fluently. Explain we will now read the same page for a second time but this time, we should be more fluent, as we have practiced. Continue to read the book but focusing on fluency. If a sentence or page does not sound fluent then go back and practice again. 

Writing To describe a character.

This week we are going to be focusing on describing a character from a traditional tale. This is a story that has been around a long time e.g three little pigs, little red riding hood or three billy goats gruff. You might want to think back to some of the characters from last week’s work in Each Peach Pear Plum. 

Today’s challenge is to find a story that includes that character and to read all about them. You can either look at books you might already have or you could look on the internet. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/reading/reading-ebooks/reading-ebooks-traditional-tales-ebooks

You might even find some on Youtube! 

Remember with traditional tales there will be multiple versions of the same story. How many versions can you find with your character in?

Once you have read your story. Discuss what the character is like. Are they good or bad? What do they look like?

Maths To recap and reinforce telling the time skills.

What can you remember about telling the time?

1) Warm yourself up with a song and dance!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/43147557

2) Remind yourself of some main points of telling the time and play the activity;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

3) Use this on screen clock;

https://www.visnos.com/demos/clock (or a learning clock if you have one at home)

to show the following times to a grown up;

1) 7 o’clock     2) 1 o’clock     3) Half past 4     4) Half past 11     5) Half past 2

6) ¼ past 5     7) ¼ past 7     8) ¼ to 4     9) ¼ to 10     10) ¼ to 9

4) Practice what you know with Level One of this activity;

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/index.html

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Other: History To find out about significant events from beyond living memory.

This term we would have been visiting the SeaCity Exhibition in Southampton where the Titanic Museum is. We can still visit the museum by watching this virtual tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=fRCnmkRs_1U&feature=emb_logo

When you have watched it write 3 facts about things you have found out that you didn’t already know in fabulous sentences.

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 18th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ Reading)

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Trigraph practise:

Label 4 cups with each of the following trigraphs: igh, air, ear, ure

Write out at least ten of the following words on small pieces of paper:

Phase 3 Phase 4

light

might

high

chair

hair

pair

ear

near

fear

beard

pure

cure

funfair

haircut

fright

bright

flight

stairs

spear

flair

clear

Ask your child to read the word then scrunch the paper up into a ball and aim it at the cup with the correct trigraph.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order. 

Draw the outline of a jellyfish without tentacles 

e.g:

Write out the numbers 1-20 and place face down on the table/floor. Ask your child to pick a number and place that many tentacles on the jellyfish. The tentacles can be drawn or made from objects e.g pencils, string,  or whatever you have at home. Can your child count out the tentacles accurately? 

Extra Challenge:

Create two jellyfish, pick two numbers and then add all of the legs together to find the total.

Other: Music Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.

Children sing songs, make music and experiment with ways of changing them.

Listen to the song ‘Baby Shark’ on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

or

Listen to the song ‘Under the sea’ on youtube 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24JS0gjS5RM

Encourage your child to sing along and join in with the actions. 

Offline Alternative: 

Alternatively choose a song you and your child enjoy and sing along and make up dance moves to go with it. It can be a nursery rhyme or your favourite pop song.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Home learning for Friday 15th May

Warm up activity Mindful Mood Our moods can often affect the way we act. If you’re happy, you might act in a kind or generous way. If you’re grumpy, you might be mean or selfish. It is wise to understand our moods and how they affect what we say or do. 

  1. Sit mindfully, with your spine straight and body relaxed. Take three soft, slow mindful breaths and notice your mood. 

Where do you feel your mood? Put your hand there. Does it feel heavy like clay or light like a feather? 

  1. Now choose a pen/pencil to draw your mood. Blue could mean one mood. Red or green could mean another, you choose.
  2. Keep your mood drawing where you can see it. It helps remind you how you have been feeling. Later you might be in a different mood, so create a new drawing and let the old mood go. 

Paying attention to your mood in the morning, can help you change how you act throughout the day. 

 

Main activity What is anxiety? 

Explain to your child that anxiety is the feeling you get when you can’t get a worry out of your mind. You might feel anxious about something that has happened in the past that might happen again, or that something might happen to you or someone you love. Perhaps you’re so scared of the dark that you get a horrible feeling in your body when you think about it. Sometimes, people get anxious and they can’t really explain why, or they don’t think anyone else will understand their worries. Anxiety is just one of the emotions humans feel and it is normal!  Talk to your child about the reason that humans feel anxious is to help them keep safe from danger. In the Stone Age people felt anxious about sabre-toothed tigers and today we worry about other things so we stay safe. 

What does anxiety feel like? 

Look at the picture below and read the words around the person. These are all things we can feel when we are anxious. Discuss with your child the ones that you feel when you worry. You don’t need to use scary examples, try to keep your examples honest and real but not big enough that they then become a worry for your child. e.g. Mrs Carter feels sweaty when she has to sing in front of the whole school or when she leads a parent assembly. Encourage your child to share a time they have felt anxious and if they felt any of the feelings on the list.

VE Day

VE Day

Last week the children who come to school made some pictures for VE Day that were taken to HM Naval Base and put on display. Following the VE Day celebrations the pictures have been take to local care homes. Today we received this thank you letter.

20190828- COB letterhead (003)

Thank You

Thank You

We were very excited in school today to receive this fabulous gift from one of wonderful families that have been at school for many years.

It is really lovely that they are thinking of us still at school. Thank you.

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 14th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To express likes and dislikes about a text. 

Either using ‘The True Story of the 3 little Pigs’ or another book they have read to you, ask the children to discuss which parts of the story they liked and why. Are there any parts that they didn’t enjoy? Why? Did they enjoy the story as a whole? Why/why not?

Again, children may write ideas or you can make it a discussion based activity. 

Writing To write in full sentences as a character. 

Using their mind maps from yesterday, children will be writing a ‘diary entry’ as Mr Wolf today. (They should all be familiar with what a diary is, but worth recapping!)

They will write as though they are Mr Wolf (first person) and will need to include:

  • How long they’ve been in jail and what it has been like for them
  • How they’ve changed and whether they are sorry
  • How they feel about being in ‘jail’
  • Possibly recap about what really happened
  • What they are hoping for in the future

Here is a starter you can use for some ideas or to carry on from:

“Dear Diary,

This has been the worst few years of my life! I have been in jail for ten years now and each day feels longer than the day before….”

Maths To solve problems involving money. Solve these problems involving money.

  1. Mr Wells buys 3 footballs all costing 25p. How much money does he need?

What coins can he use to make that amount?

  1. Mr McEvoy buys a new pair of clippers for £1.60. How many different ways can you make that amount?
  2. Mrs Marshman buys some pears for 70p. She pays with a £1 coin. How much change will she get?
  3. Mrs Knapp is buying some toys for her children. They cost £1.00, 50p and £2.10.

How much does she spend altogether? 

Challenge – How much change will she get from £5

  1. Mrs Webb has four 20p coins. She buys a bottle of water for 50p. How much money will she have left?
  2. Mrs Norris has four coins. She has 50p. What coins must she have?
  3. Mis Wright gives her friend Miss Turner 50p. She is left with 40p. How much did she have to begin with? 
  4. Mr Sommerville buys some screws for 34p and some nails for 41p. He gets 25p change. He gave the shopkeeper two coins. What were they?
Other: Geography To remember knowledge about  the world’s oceans.

What can you remember about the oceans of the world?

Look at this website. Read through, watch the videos, then take the quiz;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zmqwscw

(search bbc bitesize oceans)

Challenge – email an interesting fact about one of the oceans to your class teacher!

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 14th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say Ask our grown up to read to you – this can be anything! Fiction or nonfiction, a book, magazine, article or even a set of instructions. After listening to it, talk about what was read. Do you have any questions about what was read to you? Did you like/dislike it? Can you explain why? 
Writing Understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’.

Today’s family is the ‘Zigzag Monster Family’.You will need a piece of paper (lined will be best). Down the side of your page write the letters v, w, x, z.

Remember how we form our letters – see the Zigzag Monster poster below to help remind you. 

Next to each letter you have written write a word that starts with that letter. Remembering to form your letters carefully, join your letters (when it is sensible to do so) and to read what you’ve written to check it says what you wanted it to. 

e.g. v – vegetable (Zigzag monster letters are often the ones we don’t join). 

ext: Can you put your word into a sentence? e.g. I love vegetables. Remember this about handwriting – make it as neat as possible and take your time!

Maths Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least 

Play the game Pairs using a mixture of number cards and dienes cards(tens and units pictures) (Please see the bottom of this document for some resources).

Mix all the number cards up in one pile and all the dienes cards in another pile and place them face down – pick one number card and one dienes card and see if they match. E.g. 12 and I..   If they match then keep them and if they don’t then return them and try again. Keep playing until you have matched all the number cards with the dienes cards. Once you have finished, can you talk about the different numbers using the language equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least E.g. 12 is less than 23

Extension activity – can you make your own number and dienes cards? You choose a number and write it down and then draw the matching dienes picture next to it? E.g. 23 II

Other:  To use a range of materials creatively to design and make a minibeast.

Minibeast Madness!

Get creative by using different media to make your own minibeasts.  There are some suggestions below or you can choose your own.

  1. Junk model minibeasts – use boxes, bottles, toilet roll tubes, paper plates, paint etc. 
  2. Paint a minibeast – handprint minibeasts, butterfly painting
  3. Rock painting – turn a stone into a minibeast
  4. Nature Minibeast – use leaves, twigs, stones, petals etc.
  5. Minibeast Misfit – Create a new minibeast using parts of other animals.  Give it a name!

   

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 14th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words.

Watch the snail and the whale on BBC IPlayer or read the book if you have it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

Ask your child to write about their favourite part of the story.

Alternatively:

  • Ask your child to write about a time when they have been to the beach/seaside.

or

  • Ask them to write about their favourite sea creature or minibeast.

or

  • Ask them to write about something they have really enjoyed doing at home this week.
Maths Children use everyday language to talk about position.

Children use everyday language to talk about position.

Give your child the key vocabulary:

under

on /on top of

next to

in /inside

in front

behind

between

Challenge your child to look around the house for things they could describe using these words e.g My teddy is on top of my bed. The box is under the table.

Online resources:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=positional+language

Other: Technology Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.

Ask your child to look around your home for items that use technology to make them work. E.g. phones, laptops, tablets, washing machines, TV, digital clocks etc. Can you find at least 10 objects?  

Can they talk about how the item works or what it does?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

 

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 13th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss new vocabulary and phrases.

Re listen to The True Story of the 3 little Pigs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB07RfntTvw

Discuss any unfamiliar or new words and phrases, for example can they explain these meanings:

  • A ‘great sneeze’
  • ‘My side of the story’
  • ‘Maybe it’s because of our diet’
  • ‘When the cops drove up’
  • ‘I was framed’

Again you can discuss these or children are more than welcome to write their ideas down in sentences. 

Writing To discuss how a character may be feeling.

Today we are going to make a mind map of how Mr Wolf is feeling now. Look at how he has changed in the pictures, from the beginning of the story to the end. Discuss: How long do you think he has been in prison? What makes you think that?

Mind map what life is like for Mr Wolf now. You can record your ideas as notes. We will use our mind maps to help us tomorrow. You can use these ideas to help you get started and then use your imaginations for the answers:

Maths To make amounts using different coins and to begin to give change.. 

Set up your shop from yesterday. You can change what you sell if you want. 

Today you are going to be thinking about giving change. That is when someone gives too much money and the shopkeeper has to give some back.

Think what operation it is you will be using? (Subtraction)

This time try and buy the item with one coin that is of a higher value. E.g if the item is 50p pay with a £1. How much change will you need? 100 – 50 = 50 so you will need 50p change. 

Hint – if you keep your prices less than £1 then you can always pay with a pound and work out the change from 100p.

Keep shopping and recording down the subtraction calculation you are doing

Challenge –  change the amounts of the items to more challenging numbers e.g 62p,

76p and now try to calculate change from a £1, £2 or £5.

Other: Geography To remember knowledge about  the world’s continents.

What can you remember about the continents of the world?

Look at this website. Read through, watch the videos, then take the quiz;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/znm7vk7

(search bbc bitesize mapping world)

Challenge – email an interesting fact about one of the continents to your class teacher!

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 13th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart Ask your grown up to read the poem “The Rainbow Children” to you. This can be found below.  Talk about it and discuss how it makes you feel, which bits you liked/disliked. Can you find any words that rhyme in the poem? 
Writing Understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’.

Today’s family is the ‘One Armed Robot Family’.You will need a piece of paper (lined will be best). Down the side of your page write the letters r, b, n, h, m, k, p.

Remember how we form our letters – see the One Armed Robot poster below to help remind you. 

Next to each letter you have written write a word that starts with that letter. Remembering to form your letters carefully, join your letters (when it is sensible to do so) and to read what you’ve written to check it says what you wanted it to. 

e.g. r – robot

ext: Can you put your word into a sentence? e.g. The robot was running. Remember this about handwriting – make it as neat as possible and take your time!

Maths Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words

Connect 4 – Write the numbers 1-20 in a 5 by 4 grid. (See below)

Choose a number and then you have to write that number as a word e.g. Choose 2 – you have to write two, Choose 10 – you have to write ten. If you write the number correctly as a word you get to put a counter on it and then it is player 2’s turn, they choose a number and write the word and so on. The first person to get four counters in a row wins.

If you are playing by yourself then collect points instead. You get one point for every number you spell correctly as a word and then see how many points you can get. Can you beat your score?

Extension activity – Education City Maths Year 1 Activities – ‘Fluffy Clouds’

Other: Science To identify an animal and describe the changes in its lifecycle.

Discussion: Talk about animals and their young.  Can they name some animals and their young?  Begin to discuss lifecycles in simple terms and identify the different stages.  Remind them of the one they did for the ducklings during our ‘Old Macdonald’ topic (egg, hatches, duckling, duck).  Emphasise that the cycle continues in this way.

Can you make your own lifecycle of a butterfly? You can choose how you would like to present this (poster, playdoh, paintings, models).  Don’t forget to label the different stages.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 13th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – high frequency words

They read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Write a selection of high frequency words (HFW) on pieces of paper and either stick them on the wall or lay on the floor.

Call out a high frequency word and ask your child to find that word and give it a high five. Alternatively ask your child to choose a word to high five and then tell you what the word is. (use 100 HFW lists provided) 

Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4

no

go 

the

I

to

of 

is

into

but

it

she

my

they

this

that

are

you

was

all

are

went

from 

little

said

were

have 

like

there 

one

so

Maths – doubling Children solve problems including doubling.

Children solve problems by doubling.

Give your child two objects and then tell them to double that amount – You will need to explain/model that they will have to get the same amount again. When they have done this ask them to then add all the objects together  and say how many there are e.g. “2 add 2 equals 4” or “double 2 equals 4”.  Repeat with other numbers up to 10 or beyond  and ask your child to explain the process this time, using the correct language (double, doubling, add, equals, total).

Online Alternative (if you have your login details)

Play Share Bears on Education city

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/33330/1/2/1 This game revisits sharing and halving as well as doubling.

Other: Creative

They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

They represent their own ideas, thoughts

and feelings through … art.

Can your child create an under the sea picture using materials of their choice? Here are some ideas…

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk    

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 12th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To make predictions based on what has happened.

Today we are going to look at an ‘alternative Traditional Tale.’ Listen to ‘The True story of the 3 little pigs’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB07RfntTvw

Predict: 

  1. What do you think the true story might be?
  2. Pause at the point where he runs out of sugar (2mins 15seconds) What do you think the wolf will do?
  3. Watch to the point where he gets a ‘tickle in his nose’ (3 mins 3 seconds) What do you think will happen?
  4. Watch on to the part where he gets to the brick house (5 mins 40 seconds) predict what will happen next and at the end of the story.

These can be discussion questions with your child. If they would like to record their ideas in sentences, they can. 

Writing To use a clause to express my ideas. Re-watch the story without pausing if required. Today you are going to write some sentences to give our opinion on Mr Wolf’s story:

  1. Should he have eaten the first two pigs?
  2. Is it fair that Mr Wolf is in prison?
  3. What punishment would you give him?
  4. Do you believe Mr Wolf’s story?

Your answers should be full sentences, not one word! Remember to use a clause to extend your ideas, for example:

“I think he was right to eat up the little pigs because…”

“Mr Wolf shouldn’t be in prison but he should be punished.”

“I would make Mr Wolf …. so that…”

Maths To make amounts in different ways. 

Today you are going to be shopkeepers. 

Find some things in your house that you are going to sell. It can be anything you like e.g toys, food or anything you can find. 

First you will need to make some labels for the item in the shops. How much everything costs is up to you. Hint – keep the prices an amount you can make using other coins.

Using the money you had yesterday or you can make some if you need to. 

You need to go to your shop and buy something using more than one coin but making the amount exactly. 

Challenge – Can you use exactly 3 coins to buy something.

Keep your labels as you will be being shopkeepers again tomorrow.  

Other: History To find out about significant events from beyond living memory.

Can you find out some facts about the history of the Titanic? Use yesterday’s website and other Internet resources to answer these questions;

1) Where was Titanic built?   2) What was the name of the final place (port / city) that Titanic left from on its voyage? 3) Where was Titanic heading on its voyage (which city and country was its destination)? 4) Which year did Titanic make its voyage? 5) What fuel did Titanic use to power its engines? 6) What did Titanic collide with during its journey? 7) What was the name of Titanic’s captain? 8) How long was Titanic (in metres)? 9) How many people were on Titanic during her journey? 10) How many lifeboats did Titanic have?

Good luck!

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 12th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ writing)

Children write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Using the table of words from yesterday.  Give your child a word from the phase they are most comfortable with and ask them to write the word into a short sentence. Remind them to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops at the end of the sentence.

Remember it is ok for your child  to write other words in the sentence phonetically.

Maths – Counting They solve problems, including …halving and sharing.

Get two bowls/plates and some sort of snack that can be shared e.g. raisins, crisps, small biscuits, grapes.

Give your child an even number of these objects and ask them to share them equally between the two  plates. Explain that each plate equals one half. Ask your child to tell you what one half of the amount they started with is. Repeat with other even numbers of objects using the correct vocabulary e.g “half of ten is five”

Other: 

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to …objects

They make observations… and explain why some things occur.

Floating and sinking

Collect a range of objects that will float or sink. Using a bowl or bucket of water, ask your child to predict which objects will float and which will sink, giving a simple reason for their prediction.  Test which objects float and sink and sort them into two groups.  

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 12th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ writing)

Children write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Using the table of words from yesterday.  Give your child a word from the phase they are most comfortable with and ask them to write the word into a short sentence. Remind them to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops at the end of the sentence.

Remember it is ok for your child  to write other words in the sentence phonetically.

Maths – Counting They solve problems, including …halving and sharing.

Get two bowls/plates and some sort of snack that can be shared e.g. raisins, crisps, small biscuits, grapes.

Give your child an even number of these objects and ask them to share them equally between the two  plates. Explain that each plate equals one half. Ask your child to tell you what one half of the amount they started with is. Repeat with other even numbers of objects using the correct vocabulary e.g “half of ten is five”

Other: 

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to …objects

They make observations… and explain why some things occur.

Floating and sinking

Collect a range of objects that will float or sink. Using a bowl or bucket of water, ask your child to predict which objects will float and which will sink, giving a simple reason for their prediction.  Test which objects float and sink and sort them into two groups.  

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 11th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read with increased fluency. Ask your child what the word ‘fluency / fluent’ means. Discuss the meaning together. Ask them to choose a book they are familiar with. Today we are going to practice increasing our fluency when reading. Ask them to read aloud a page to you (or more depending on the book they have chosen). Discuss how they read it, focus on parts they read well, help with any unfamiliar words and meanings. Explain we will now read the same page for a second time but this time, we should be more fluent, as we have practiced. Repeat with other pages. Remind children not to ‘race’ through but to think how their reading sounds to the person listening. 
Writing To use clauses in complete sentences. 

This week we are going to carry on thinking about traditional tales, following on from our work on ‘Each, Peach, Pear, Plum.’ Ask your child to think of any traditional tale character such as, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, 3 Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf, Goldilocks etc. Today we are going to imagine what that character would have in their pocket, bag or basket and why – based on what you know about that character. Draw the pocket or bag out line and then draw and label at least 3 things they may need or have in there. 

               Pocket watch—-

Now try and explain why you have chosen what you have using a clause, such as ‘because, so, but’  to extend your ideas.For example: 

‘Cinderella would need a pocket watch so that she can check the time to make sure she is home by midnight.’

‘I have given Goldilocks a hairbrush because she has long, golden hair.’

Maths

To  recognise and order coins.

Challenge- To make the amounts in different ways.

This week we are going to be looking at Money.

Make a list of all different kinds of money you know. It could be coins and notes.

If possible, can you find some of them? You may have to ask a grown up or you might have some play money. If you don’t have them, there is a printout sheet attached to this document. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-2290-coin-ordering-cut-and-paste-activity-sheet

Once you have the coins can you put them into the correct order. 

Challenge can you begin to think of different ways to make each amount.

E.g 5p + 5p = 10p. Can you think of 3 ways to make

  1. 10p
  2. 20p
  3. 50p
  4. £1
Other: History To find out about significant events from beyond living memory.

How much do you know about the famous ship the Titanic?

Have a look at this web site;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mpfg8/articles/zng8jty

(search bbc ks2 titanic)

Read through the page and watch the videos.

Your task today is to draw, colour and label a picture of the ship. Can you label these parts – hull, funnels, bow (front), stern (back) and portholes (windows)?

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 11th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ Reading)

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Watch the snail and the whale on BBC iPlayer or read the book if you have it. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

The words for this activity are all taken from this story.

Write out some of the following words and ask your child to highlight the digraphs/trigraphs.

digraphs= two letters that make one sound

trigraphs = three letter that make one sound

Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4

dock

shell

rock

gull

still

tail

boat

night

bird

foot

sigh

trail

chain

card

feet

song

long

ships

fish

then

seaweed

shooting

frightening

coast

helpless

snail  

trail

star

sniff

bright

flock

Other:

itchy

lighthouse

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order. 

Number pairs game:

Similar to last week but this time, get your child (or you can prepare this in advance) to write the numbers 11-20 on one set of cards and the matching group of objects on another. E.g one card has the digit 11 and the other card has a picture of 11 things. Lay the pieces of paper face down on the floor and play number pairs! Turn over two cards if the number and objects match, you win that pair. If they do not match, pick a different pair.

If your child is not confident with 1-10 use these numbers.  

Online alternative

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

Teddy numbers up to 15

Other: Music Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.

Pick one or more of the songs below from the BBC Nursery Rhymes site and sing along to it together.

When I was one…:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-when-i-was-one-i-sucked-my-thumb/zhbyt39

There’s a hole at the bottom of the sea:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-theres-a-hole-in-the-bottom-of-the-sea/z7rf6v4

Bobby Shafto:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-bobby-shafto/z7rrscw

The big ship sails… https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-the-big-ship-sails-on-the-ally-ally-oh/zkpp7nb

Offline Alternative:

Choose your own favourite sea themed nursery rhyme and sing it together. E.g. A sailor went to sea.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 11th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge and that do not require them to use other strategies to work out words Choose a book you are familiar with and are able to read yourself. Read it to your grown up, trying your best to read words on sight, instead of sounding them out. If you do need to use a strategy to help decode a word, make sure you reread the sentence for fluency. 
Writing Understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’.

This week we are going to be thinking about our handwriting. We all know that to do our best handwriting we need to be sitting sensible, holding our pencil correctly and holding our paper with our other hand. 

Each letter belongs to a ‘Handwriting family’. Each letter in each family is formed in a similar way. 

Today’s family is the ‘Curly Caterpillar Family’.You will need a piece of paper (lined will be best). Down the side of your page write the letters c, a, o, q, g, d, e, s, f. Remember how we form our letters – see the Curly Caterpillar poster below to help remind you. 

Next to each letter you have written write a word that starts with that letter. Remembering to form your letters carefully, join your letters (when it is sensible to do so) and to read what you’ve written to check it says what you wanted it to. e.g. a ant

ext: Can you put your word into a sentence? e.g. The ant was carrying a leaf. Remember this about handwriting – make it as neat as possible and take your time!

Maths Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number 

Warm up: Practise counting forwards and backwards from any number up to 100. You can do this by yourself. If you have a brother or sister you could play counting tennis e.g you: 34, sibling: 35, you: 36, sibling: 37 etc

Provide children either with missing number sequences or missing number squares (Please see the bottom of the document for ideas). Children then use their counting knowledge to fill in the missing numbers. E.g. A sequence could be: 27, 28, 29, __, 31, __, 33, 34

Extension activity – you could make your own missing number square puzzles.

Education City Maths Year 1 Activities – ‘Moo-vin on up’, ‘Mrs Cow’s milk’, ‘Cow countdown’ and ‘Silly streets’.

Other: Science

To identify and name a variety of common animals.

To describe and compare the structure of animals.

Go on an animal hunt in the garden (or use pictures hidden around the house).  How many different animals can you see?  You may need to pick up stones, look up in the sky or dig in the soil so make sure you wash hands afterwards.  Are there some animals that you can hear but can’t see? Do you have pets that visit your garden?

Discussion: Talk about the different animals that visit our gardens and what they are called.  Look at their structure and appearance – what helps us to recognise them?  Where can we find different animals in the garden and when do they visit?

Activity: Choose your favourite animal from those that visit your garden.  Draw a picture of it and write 2 or 3 factual sentences to describe it.

Picture cards available below for printing or reference.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Home learning for Friday 8th May

Warm up activity Mountain Rising
  1. Stand straight with your feet apart and your arms by your sides. Feel the bottoms of your feet planted on the floor. Keep your eyes open.
  2. Imagine you are a mountain rising up from the ocean. Your head is the top of the mountain.
  3. Raise your arms and stretch your fingers apart. Imagine that lifts the mountain higher. Hold this position for a moment, solid as a mountain.
  4. Notice if you have any thoughts or worries. See them as tiny waves splashing the mountain.
  5. Breathe in and breathe out to blow the waves far out to sea. Watch the water become calm and still around you.
  6. Lower your arms, take 3 mindful breaths and relax. 
Main activity Feelings – Why do we feel worried? 

Discuss with your child that everyone feels many different feelings everyday, and sometimes the less happy feelings that you talked about last week take up more space in our thoughts and this can make us worried. 

On a plain piece of paper draw a picture of yourself in the middle. Then ask your child ‘How do you feel right now?’ Around the edge of the picture write all the different emotions your child is feeling right now. It is a great idea to do your own picture too so that you can show your child that you feel a mixture of emotions too. You might feel happy that you are drawing with your child, you might feel nervous because you haven’t drawn a picture for a long time, you might feel weary because you are trying to homeschool and work from home,  you might feel excited because you’ve got something delicious for dinner etc. 

Comparing your pictures and emotions and discussing them will help you both to acknowledge your emotions. 

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 7th May 2020

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say

This could be completed either by listening to a parent read/ family member via video call or a story from the school website. 

Listen carefully to the story. At the end of the story discuss- what did you like/dislike? Who were the main characters? What were the main events? Did they build on each other? Was there a problem? How was it resolved? How would you improve the story if you could? 

Use this as an opportunity to take turns in speaking and listening. Encourage your child to respond to your discussion points and if possible, model your answers (“I agree with …. and think that the character who was the funniest was…” “It’s interesting that you didn’t like the part when…. that was the bit that I enjoyed the most” 

Writing Use a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’ Think back to a fun experience in school (Trip to the farm, Space Dome, Guinea Pig visit, Egg Drop, Ducklings coming to stay…) This could be one of the ones listed or could be a fun experience that you had on the playground or in a lesson. Write about it and include as much detail as possible. Your teachers love to hear about the things that you have enjoyed and it will be lovely to remember all the fun that we have had! Remember to include details such as location, day (if you can remember!) who was present and what happened. We can’t wait to read your memories from the year so far. 
Maths Describe position, directions and movements, including half, quarter and three-quarter turns. 

This could be done verbally by giving instructions to a family member or sibling. Hide a toy somewhere in your home and give your partner directions to find it. Or choose your favourite toy and get an adult to move it and describe the turn/ position/ direction. 

Alternatively, if you need to work independently- on paper, draw a route or a map of your road/local area. Use a small toy or draw and cut a character out of paper. Plan a route for your character to go. For example- go forwards to the end of the road. Quarter turn left. Forwards ten steps. Quarter turn right. Cross the road. Complete a half turn to look at your surroundings….

Other: 

Music

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes Think about some of your favourite songs. Can you put on a concert for the people in your home/ someone via video call or for your teacher by email? Learn your song or write one of your own if you are feeling extra clever. You could add dance moves if you like! Perform your song to the person of your choice. We would love to see your performances! 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 7th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Watch Micheal Rosen reading his book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ (https://youtu.be/0gyI6ykDwds?list=PLAThMpgCu5chovzKWyxPTIUJ5otyhGz0d) or read your own favourite bear book.

Talk about the story together. 

  • What obstacles did they come across on the hunt?
  • Do you think the bear was a good bear or a bad bear? Why?
  • How do you think the family felt at the end of the story?
  • How would you feel if a bear chased you?

Draw a picture of a bear and write sentences to describe him/her.

Maths Children use everyday language to talk about…weight… and compare …. objects… to solve problems.

Ask your child to find a range of different objects in your home (ensure they feel distinctly different in weight).

 

Give your child two different objects (one in each hand). Ask them to tell you which object feels light and which object feels heavy. Repeat with further objects.

 

Next step: 

Ask your child to put up to 3 objects in weight order using the correct mathematical vocabulary.

  • light, lighter lightest
  • heavy, heavier, heaviest

 

You could make labels with the above words for the children to label the objects.

Other: music /physical development

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and

experiment with ways of changing them.

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.

They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

Continue with VE day preparations and play some music from the time (WWII) and some of the songs the children might have sung.  Can your child make a dance to go with the songs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oDDVI9WkFg&list=PL4li8zEMKysQL74C_jR2dI2qfan-h8Ply&index=316’ We’ll meet again’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckbKatjgwbo ‘Bless them all’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjgQFbyQTAs World War II songs – Swinemoor Primary School

Note: please be aware youtube links often have adverts please watch before sharing with your child.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

 

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 7th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To infer how a character is feeling based on what I have read. 

Read a story picture book, of your choice from home. Depending on the difficulty of the story, you could read to your child, take it in turns to read a page each or let them read it all to you. It will need to have characters. 

Think back to the work we did yesterday in reading, where we thought about how the characters from ‘Each, Peach, Pear, Plum’ felt and why. Today ask questions to your child at various points in their reading, linked to how the characters are feeling and acting:

“Why do you think ______ said _______?”

“How is ________ feeling at the moment? How do you know?

“Why do you think ______ feels _______? ”

“Which word/sentence tells us that _____ is sad / happy / cross?”

Writing To describe a setting using complete sentences. 

Look back at your pictures from yesterday. Today we are going to put these ideas into complete sentences to describe the setting that we have chosen. Practice putting your ideas into verbal sentences first, before you write them. You may want to imagine that you are in that setting, if it helps and write it in the first person, for example:

“As I walked through the dark forest, I looked above me and I saw…”

“I could hear / see / feel …”

“The warm sunshine made me feel…”

Remind your child to use capital letters at the beginning of all their sentences and a full stop at the end of an idea. 

Challenge: If something is exciting or shocking they may want to use an exclamation mark. The children could try and ask the reader a question to engage them. For example “Have you ever been somewhere so wonderful that …?”

Maths To solve problems involving measure. Today you will have to think back to your work on addition and subtraction to solve these problems.

  1. Class 7 baked 49 buns and only 23 were eaten. How many buns were left?
  2. Class 8 mixed 35 litres of juice and Class 9 mixed 23 litres of juice. How many litres do they have altogether?
  3. Mrs Marshman was practicing her high jump. Her first jump was 87cm and her second jump was 97cm. How much higher did she jump the second time?
  4. Mrs Webb buys a ribbon 1 metre long. She cuts off 30 cm. How much does she have left?
  5. A cake weighs 400 grams If I cut the cake into 4 equal slices, how much would each slice to weigh?
  6. Mr Wells wants to fill a bucket with water. A bucket holds 3 litres. A jug holds 500 millilitres. How many jugs of water does Megan need to fill an empty bucket?
  7. A piece of cheese weighs 350g. Steven takes a bite from the cheese then weighs it again. The scales say 230g. How much did Steven bite off of the cheese?
  8. Year 1 were making potions. They mixed  45ml of blue cherry juice with 35ml of fizzy orange. They poured it into a 100ml bottle. How much space was left in the bottle?
Other: Computing To remind what coding is and why it is important.

You might remember that we looked at coding during computing activities at school. Remind yourself about this by looking at these BBC resources;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/zykx6sg

(search BBC coding )

Watch the video, then play the game. Have you discovered anything new?

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 6th May 2020

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPC’s that have been taught

Today you are going to be reading some alien words. You can create these yourself very easily. Choose a Phase 5 phoneme (you had a sound mat last week) and add letters around it to create an alien word. What is the silliest sounding word you can make? 

Here is a link to some alien word cards on Twinkl which you might want to use also… https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-8662-phase-5-aliens-assemble-nonsense-words-game

There are also lots of games on Phonics Play where you can practice identifying and reading  alien words. The login for the site is Username: march20 Password: home https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online – Keeping SAFE online poster

Writing Write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include the words using GPC’s and common exception words taught so far.

Explain what a dictated sentence is. 

The grown up will say a sentence and the child has to remember the sentence and write it down. Grown ups should read one sentence at a time twice, the child should then write it down from memory. (Remind about finger spaces and letter formation).  Encourage the child to read their sentence aloud to check it. Then the grown up can read the sentence again so the child can see if they remembered it correctly. Then check the spelling of the exception words. The exception words are in bold

Once there was a boy called Sam. He had a friend called Max who lived by a school. One day they were very happy because they were going to facetime. 

Maths Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Yesterday you investigated the fraction ½. Today we are exploring the fraction a quarter. A quarter is one whole shared/split into four equal parts and you look at one of those parts – ¼  

Can you find quarter of different shapes? – you could draw different shapes (halve it and halve it again to find quarter)  and then colour in ¼  of each one. (Please see resources at the bottom of this document for some ideas)

Can you find quarter of different objects? – you could use playdough to make different objects and then find quarter of them. – e.g. quarter of an orange, quarter of a pizza, quarter of a slice of bread etc. (Please see resources at the bottom of this document for some ideas)

Can you find quarter of a quantity? – can you find quarter of different numbers e.g. ¼  of 12 is ___, ¼  of 16 is ___ etc – remember to share equally into four parts. (Please see resources at the bottom of this document for some ideas)

Extension: revisit your learning from yesterday and consolidate today by finding ½ and ¼ here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-45415-finding-half-and-quarter-activity-sheet 

Other: 

Geography

use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features;

With a grown up, using a phone, tablet, laptop etc. enter your postcode onto Google Maps and keep the settings as a birds eye view (not Street View). Can you find where you live? What else can you see? 

Where else can you find? Can you find our school? Can you see where your classroom is?  (PO3 6HL) Can you track your journey to school? 

Can you see any physical features? (natural features from the Earth)

What human features can you see? (features that are man-made)

Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online – Keeping SAFE online poster

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 6th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – high frequency words They read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

High frequency word bingo: On a piece of paper get your child to write down 4 high frequency words from one of the lists below.

Call out high frequency words and if your child has that word they can cross it out. When they have got all of the words they can shout BINGO! 

Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4

no

go 

the

I

to

of 

is

into

but

it

she

my

they

this

that

are

you

was

all

are

went

from 

little

said

were

have 

like

there 

one

so

Maths – sharing Children solve problems including sharing.

Sharing equally

Get three toys e.g. dolls, dinosaurs, teddy bears. Then get 6 objects e.g. 6 grapes, 6 bricks or 6 pencils. Ask your child to share the six objects equally between the three toys. Encourage your child to say how many they have got each. E.g “ 6 bricks shared between three teddies equals two bricks each”. Repeat this for other groups of objects ensuring the number can be divided equally between 3 (e.g. 9, 12, 15,18)

Other: Creative Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through art.

Continue with VE day preparations

Create a poster, some bunting/flags, a picture/painting to celebrate VE day.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=ve+day+bunting

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk    

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 6th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To infer how a character is feeling.
Look at these 3 images from the story. Discuss how you think the characters are feeling. Why are they feeling that way? What has happened? 

Optional Challenge: Write a sentence for each character to say what they might be thinking.

Writing To describe a setting using expanded noun phrases.

Look again at  the images in the book. 

What settings are there? (Cottage, countryside by streams and fields, woods) 

  1. Draw one of these settings (you don’t need to draw the characters). Label all the nouns (names) and add an adjective to them. For example – tall trees, golden sun, fluffy clouds etc. These are ‘expanded noun phrases’.
  2. Underneath, list all the sounds you might hear, things you might feel and smell, in this setting. (Eg, singing birds, cool breeze, freshly cut grass etc) 

Tomorrow we will be putting these ideas into sentences to make a descriptive paragraph to describe this setting. 

Maths To investigate and measure capacity?

Today’s measure is capacity 

There will be lots of things in your house that have the capacity printed on them. 

Remember the unit for capacity will be litres (l) or millilitres (ml). 

Task

  1. Be capacity detectives. How many different items can you find that have the capacity printed on them. Find as many as you can and then order them from which one holds the most to the least. Think about where you will need to look in your house. 

Hint – it’s not just the kitchen.

  1. Can you sort your items into items measured in litres and millilitres. 

 What do you notice? Which items hold more liquid. Why is this?

Challenge – Find one large container and one small. Can you measure how many of the small containers you can use to fill the large container. If you have a measuring jug can you then measure how much liquid the large container holds 

Other: Music To learn and sing along to ‘Take You Home’.

You might have noticed on the BBC music website, that there is a VE Day themed song. Focus on learning it today;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/take-you-home-lyrics/zhqft39

(or search bbc take you home song lyrics )

You can sing along. You can also use Play It! to add to the song. Don’t forget to perform it when you have perfected it!

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Remember to email your child’s cla

ss teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 5th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To make links to other books that I have read.

Rewatch the story of ‘Each, Peach, Pear, Plum.’ Try and join in with the reading, or mute the sound and read along. 

Make a list of all the characters that you can see in the story. 

Which of these characters link to other books that you know or have read? 

Make a list of the books that link to Each, Peach, Pear, Plum. You could lay it out as a mind map. Some characters, such as the Wicked Witch, could link to more than one story!

Writing To create a new character for Each, Peach, Pear, Plum. 

Discuss the traditional tales or characters which are not included in Each, Peach, Pear, Plum. Think along the line of fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, The three little Pigs, Jack and the beanstalk etc. 

What other characters could have been in this story? Who is missing? 

  1. Draw one of these characters and write a character description for them. 
  2. Write a character description for the new character. Remember to use different clauses and sentence starters. Discuss their appearance and their personality. 

Challenge: If you have time, find a copy of the story your new character is in and read it with a grown up or listen to it online. 

Maths To investigate and measure weight. 

Today’s measure is weight.

I know that lots of people have been using this time at home to bake. If that is you then chances are you have already had to measure weight.  

Task

  1. In your kitchen find up to 5 items that have the weight printed on them. Order them from heaviest to lightest. Take a photo (optional)
  2. If you have measuring scales. Measure anything you like. It could be food or it could be some of your toys. 

Find something that measures 

a)   100g

b)   500g

c)   1 Kg

Challenge –  Bake something and make note of how many times you have to measure. Take a photo of your finished bake to send to your teacher.  

Other: History To learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. 

Friday 8th May is VE day, this year is a special anniversary celebrating 75 years since the end of World War II. It was supposed to be a National bank holiday but maybe you could still celebrate at home.

You can find out more information from;

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/event/ve-day-2020

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/ve-day-75

https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online.

You could create a poster, some bunting or flags, a picture or painting, a song or dance, bake and decorate cakes and biscuits – anything you like to celebrate VE day!

Please see the bottom of this document for some resources.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

    

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 5th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ writing)

Children write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Using the table of words from yesterday.

Draw some of the words in pictures on paper and ask your child to write the word under the picture. Remember to use the phase appropriate for your child.

Alternative online activity:

Play space race on Phonics play

Phase 2 – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/space-race

Phase 3 – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/space-race

Phase 4 – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/space-race

Maths – Counting

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20.

Children use everyday language to talk about money.

Make your own snack shop and give your child a range of snacks with price labels up to 20p. 

E.g apple 8p    

Give your child 1p coins and get them to count out the correct coins for the snack. Alternatively, if you do not have 1p coins use other items in your house. E.g counters, buttons

Other: 

Health and Self Care

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene.

Continue with VE day preparations.

Make biscuits or cakes for your VE day celebrations.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=cake+and+biscuit+recipes

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 5th May 2020

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading. Choose any book or text to read but one you are able to read mostly independently.. It could be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, a newspaper, a magazine or even just your favourite book. Read whatever you have chosen, but as you read make sure the text makes sense! If it doesn’t make sense then re-read the sentence or word, or use the picture clues to help you correct it and make it make sense.
Writing Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.

Today we would like you to write about ANYTHING! It could be any genre of writing; a story, diary, instructions, information text, poem etc. Just write about anything that interests you. Remember when you write, THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT and remember capital letters, full stops, other punctuation, spelling and handwriting.

Once you have finished writing, you are now ready for today’s activity which is to read your fabulous piece of writing aloud to someone. It could be your parents, brother and sisters or you could even record yourself reading it aloud to someone else. (You could film it and email it to us?)

Maths Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. 

Today we are exploring the fraction a half. A half is one whole shared/split into two equal parts and you look at one of those parts – ½ 

Can you find half of different shapes? – you could draw different shapes and then colour in half of each one. (Please see resources at the bottom of this document for some ideas)

Can you find half of different objects? – you could use playdough to make different objects and then find half of them. – e.g. half an apple, half a biscuit, half a worm etc. (Please see resources at the bottom of this document for some ideas)

Can you find half of a quantity? – can you find half of different amounts e.g. ½ of 12 is ___, ½ of 16 is ___ etc – remember to share equally into two groups. (Please see resources at the bottom of this document for some ideas)

Extension Activity – There are activities on Education City that help support this learning further – Maths – Year 1 – Activities – Half your cake and eat it, Half and Half, Half Baked

Other: 

History

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. 

Friday 8th May is VE day, this year is a special anniversary celebrating 75 years since the end of World War II. It was supposed to be a National bank holiday but maybe you could still celebrate at home.

You can find out more information from; https://www.twinkl.co.uk/event/ve-day-2020

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/ve-day-75

https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online – Keeping SAFE online poster

You could create a poster, some bunting or flags, a picture or painting, a song or dance (links to Thursday’s activity), baking and decorating cakes and biscuits – anything you like to celebrate VE day!

Please see the bottom of this document for some resources.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

                     

 

       

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 4th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ Reading)

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. On paper cases/bottle tops/paper write the letter sounds/digraphs/trigraphs and write the words on seperate pieces of paper.     Ask your child to match the sounds to the word. 

Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
sound word sound word sound word

p

d

ck

r

m

h

ss

ff

pot

doll

tick

red

mug

hat

hiss/kiss

puff

ow

sh

ng

ai

oa

ee

igh

oo

cow

fish

ring   

rain

coat

feet

light

boot

oa

ch

ee

oo

ng

ow

ai

th

toast

sandwich

treetop

shampoo

string

clown

paint

thunder

Extra Challenge: Can your child write the word in a sentence?

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order.  Number pairs game: Get your child to write the numbers 11-20 twice on small pieces of paper or post its. Lay the pieces of paper face down on the floor and play number pairs. Turn over two cards and  if they match, you win that pair. If they do not match, pick a different pair.  If your child is not confident with 1-10 use these numbers instead. 
Other: People and Communities Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.

Friday 8th May is VE day. This year is a special anniversary celebrating 75 years

since the end of World War II. It was supposed to be a national bank holiday but maybe you could still celebrate at home with your child. Talk to your child about why we are celebrating this event.

You can find out more information from; https://www.twinkl.co.uk/event/ve-day-2020

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/ve-Day-75

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 4th May 2020

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read words containing taught GPCs and –s, -es, -ing, -ed, -er and –est endings Play a ‘Connect 4’ reading game – Make a 6×6 grid containing words with  the suffixes -ing, -ed, -er and -est e.g. jumped, resting, bigger, quickest (a grid is attached as an example or for those of you with printer access).  Take it in turns to read a word and cover it with your counter/object.  First to connect 4 words wins.
Writing

To form capital letters and digits 0-9 accurately.

To discuss what they have written to check that it makes sense

Share the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar or watch this animated online version of the story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Discuss the story and the fact that each day the caterpillar eats something new but is still hungry.  Write your own sentences using the same structure e.g.

On _(Monday)__ I/he ate _(1)_      ___(carrot)__ but I/he was still hungry.

You can write them about the caterpillar or make some up about the things you have eaten!

Remember to use capital letters correctly and to form your numbers the right way.  Then reread your sentence(s) to check it makes sense. You can find a word mat at the end of the document for support with spelling.

Challenge: Can you use a different word for ‘ate’? Can you use a word to describe the food? e.g. crunchy carrot.

Maths To recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes 

Begin by looking at the different coins that we have.  Discuss names, shape, size, colour and monetary value.  Hide a coin in your hand and describe it to your child.  Can they guess which coin you are holding?

Game: A Handful of Coins!

Place a number of coins in a bowl and ask your child to pick up a small handful of coins.  How much do they have altogether? Write a number sentence to go with it e.g. 5p+2p+1p=8p

You can make this easier or harder by the coins that you use.  If your child struggles then stick to all 1ps or just 1ps and 2ps.

Other: STEM

Water Music Challenge

To observe closely, using simple equipment 

To perform simple tests

To experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

STEM – Water Music

You will need: glass jars, water and a (wooden) spoon

Change the note: Partially fill a jar or bottle with water – strike or blow across the top. What happens? How do you think the sound is made?

Now fill a second container with a different amount of water.  How does the sound change when you add more or less water? 

Challenge 1: Can you use different containers and water to make an instrument that will play a scale? 

Challenge 2: Can you use your instrument to play a tune?

Challenge 3: Can you name a tuned instrument that is similar to the one you have made?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

CONNECT 4 Grid:

 

jumped fastest picking slower boldest braver
wishing clicked loudest heavier brushing waited
helper training stamped widest cleaner closed
riper colder clapping flying shouted hottest
fittest nicer mixer baked fixing mending
mixing quickest paler smaller slowest cooked

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 4th May

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To make predictions based on what I have read so far.

Over the next two weeks we are going to be thinking about Tradition tales and stories.

Listen to ‘Each, Peach, Pear, Plum’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIAVjQEs5oI

Pause the video on the part where Cinderella is on the stairs. Where are the 3 bears? 

Predict:Where do you think they may be going? (Hunting) why? (Daddy bear has a gun) 

Pause on the next page with the bears. What has happened? Why is Mummy bear cross? Predict: Where do you think Baby Bunting’s basket will end up?

Use this time to discuss the different characters and which stories and nursery rhymes they are from.

Writing To describe a character in complete sentences. 

Listen again to the story of ‘Each, Peach, Pear, Plum’ choose one of the characters from the story. 

1. Draw the character you have chosen. What story or nursery rhyme are they from?

2. Today we are going to write a character description for that character. Think about:

Appearance – What do they wear? What are their eyes, nose, ears etc. like? Describe their hair, size etc.

Personality – What are they like on the inside.

Challenge: try and use a variety of clauses and sentence starters

EG: Baby bear wears a small hat that is … Sometimes Baby bear is a bit clumsy because

Maths To measure length using non standard and standard units.

This week we are looking at different units of measure. 

Today’s measure is length.

Remember that length is how long something is.

Task 

  1. Find 5 things in your house and order them from longest to shortest. 
  2. Measure each object using a non-standard unit. 

This could be lego brick, marbles, paper clips or whatever you can find.

Remember when measuring to always start at the end of the object and that what you are using to measure has to all be the same length. 

Record your results. e.g Barbie doll     12 paper clips

  1. If you have a ruler or a measuring tape now measure your objects in the correct unit and record this result. Can you remember what the standard unit is for measuring length? 

Challenge – To find 1 thing in your house that is  

  1. Longer than a metre.  
  2. Shorter than 30cm
  3. Exactly 1 metre long. 
Other: Music To listen to a song and add layers of music.

Have a look at this website;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/eyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise/z4sq92p

(to avoid typing this email address, search – bbc bring the noise play it )

Headphones are optional! Choose from the songs. Listen, sing along, add sounds of your own.

When you have rehearsed and perfected your song – perform it to someone else!

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Home learning for Friday 1st May

 

Warm up activity Mindful Breaths
  1. Sit mindfully, with your spine straight and body relaxed
  2. Take 3 soft, slow mindful breaths and feel them in your body
  3. Breathe in and feel air coming into your nose. Does it feel soft in your nostrils? Breathe out and count one.
  4. Breathe in and notice air filling your lungs. Does your ribcage go out? Breathe out and count two.
  5. Breathe in and see the air expanding your middle. Does your tummy look round like a ball?  Breathe out and count three.
  6. Repeat for two more rounds of breathing into your nose, lungs and tummy. 

 

Main activity Feelings – What are feelings? 

Explain to your child that human beings can have loads of different feelings, and another word for feelings is emotions. Sometimes emotions change because of the things going on around us, and sometimes they change because of our thoughts. 

We give names to different ways we feel inside so we can talk about them with others. 

On a piece of paper draw 12 circles and write an emotion in each circle (See sheet below – print it off if you can). 

Think about what colour each emotion would be if they were colours and use that colour to shade in the circle. 

Please remember that there is no right or wrong answer to this. If everyone in your family did this you would probably find that you all have different colours and that is ok. Being aware of your emotions helps you identify them and that helps to manage them. 

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 30th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To find, copy and read aloud sentences that contain exclamation or question marks.

After your daily reading;

Choose a book.

Look through the book for sentences that end with exclamation marks, or question marks, e.g.;

What an amazing tree that is!

How many trees are there in Stride Avenue?

1) Copy out four sentences – try to get two of each, if you can – don’t show these to anyone else!

2) Read them to a grown up – remember to try to read with expression.

3) Ask the grown ups if they can identify the sentences correctly. Have you read them an exclamation, or a question?.

Writing To use writing frame 3 to write detailed sentences.

Use your final unused planner to write about the third place that you plan to visit (hopefully soon!).

Can you make today’s work the best of the week?

Remember, when you have finished – read your work aloud to yourself (or a grown up). Check, edit, and improve it if you need to.

If you have time, draw and colour a picture of the place you want to visit.

Maths

To recognise the place value of each digit of a 2 digit number.

To compare numbers using < > and = signs.

Today we are writing some clues for a game of ‘Guess my Number.’ 

You will need to write 5 clues to describe your number. Here are some ideas to help you but you can think of some of your own too if you would like: 

(The line is where a number clue will go) 

  1. It is an odd / even number.
  2. It is greater than (>) ____
  3. It is less than (<) ____
  4. It is in the ___ times tables. (A multiple of __) 
  5. It has ____ tens.
  6. It has ____ units.

      My number is_____!

Test someone in your house, can they guess your numbers from your clues? 

Challenge: Write another set of clues for a new number, think of some clues of your own.

Other: 

Art

To draw a picture.

Can you create a picture of anything that you like. You can draw, paint, ollage it is entirely up to you! 

There are some really good videos on youtube. Here is one channel that might have some tips for you. https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

So get creative! Your teachers will love to see your amazing creations.  

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 30th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Owl Babies

Visit the school website ( https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/ ) and listen to Mrs Bartlett reading the story Owl Babies. How to do the baby owls feel in the story?  Why do you think they felt that way? Can your child think of a time they have been worried about something. How did it all turn out in the end?

Offline Alternative: Read a story of your choice that you have at home. Talk about how any characters might be feeling in the story and why they might feel that way. Ask your child if they have ever felt that way?

Maths Children explore 2D shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.                            

Ask your child to make an alien shape picture. Ask them to name the shapes they have used  and talk about the properties

E.g. How many corners/sides does your shape have?

Can they say whether it is straight, flat, curved or round.

Other: Physical development Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. 

Choose one of Andy’s wild workouts to do. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06tmmvz/andys-wild-workouts

Offline Alternative: 

Can your child make up their own workout?

E.g 10 star jumps, 5 hops, 5 turns

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 30th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English Reading Read words with contractions and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter.

Read through the words on the attached sheet. Can you read them independently? Can you say what words they represent? (ie- don’t = do not) You could write them on paper or say them aloud. Choose some books that you have in your home (or use the free Oxford Owl website where they have lots of free ebooks https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/) and try to spot as many words in their contracted form as possible.

Challenge- can you write them in a sentence for someone else to read? Can someone write them in sentences for you to read?

Writing Use ‘ing, ed,’where no change is needed to the spelling of root words

Look through the words on the attached page. We can use them in past and present tense.

I walked/ I am walking. She listened/ she is listening.  (Can you think of anymore?)

Can you put the words into interesting sentences using ‘ing/ed’? ie-

‘Kick’ Mrs Blakely kicked the ball as hard as she could and it landed in a very tall tree.

‘play’ Yesterday I had lots of fun playing games with my Dad and I won!

(This could link to your Maths learning so you could combine the two)

Maths Sequence events in chronological order using language such as: before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening

Plan your dream day or week!  Record what you would making sure that it is in the correct (chronological)  order.

Ie- first I wake up and fly downstairs using my magic cape. Before I have my breakfast I go on a bouncy castle. After breakfast I get to wear anything that I want and we walk to the beach. Next I throw stones in the water and after that I buy a chocolate ice cream with sprinkles and syrup. Later on I get another ice cream!

This could be completed by drawing pictures or writing sentences (or any other way that you wish!) Use the language before, after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, afternoon and evening as part of your sentence work or underneath your pictures. We look forward to seeing what you would like to do!

This builds on your learning from last week.words for Thursday

Other: Art Develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form or space.

Using the resources that you have collected this week (crisp wrappers/ biscuit wrappers…) can you make a rainbow? Or can you make a collage of something that interests you? This could be a pet/ a friend/ your family. The choice is yours! If you do not have any collage resources, you could choose an item in your home/ garden and draw it carefully thinking about line, shape and colour.

You could display your art work in your window.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Words for Thursday

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 29th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – high frequency words They read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Listen and sing  along to the tricky word songs on youtube.

Phase 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Phase 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Phase 4: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

Note: Please be aware sometimes adverts appear before these songs. Please play and check before showing your child.

Offline Alternative:

Hide tricky words around the house and ask your child to find them and write each one down as they find. Can they then find any of them in books they have at home.

Maths – subtraction Children subtract with two single-digit numbers and count back to find the answer.

First start with 10 objects of your choice. Then put the numbers 0 to 10 face down on the table/floor. Ask your child to pick one card, say the number and then take that amount away from the 10 objects. How many do they have left? Encourage your child to say/write the number sentence that matches the calculation they have just done e.g. “10 take away 4 equals 6” or 10-4=6. Repeat as many times as you would like. 

Challenge: This activity can be made more challenging by starting with 20 objects.

Other: Creative Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through art. Talk to your child about things that make them happy. Ask your child to draw/paint a picture of something that makes them happy and be as creative as you like. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk    

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 29th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To find, copy and read aloud sentences that contain commas.

After your daily reading;

Choose a book.

Look through the book for sentences that include commas. They might be used to break up a longer sentence, e.g.;

Sam went to the park with her dad, she looked around for a long time, but she couldn’t find her friends.

Commas can also be used in a list, e.g.;

Ella went to the shops to buy pens, a ball, new shoes, socks and some cards.

Remember, commas indicate a slight pause, less than a full stop.

1) Copy out two sentences that include a comma, or commas.

2) Read them to a grown up – remember to include the slight pause where the comma or commas are.

3) Ask the grown ups if they can spot where the comma or commas are in each sentence.

Writing To use writing frame 2 to write detailed sentences.

Use another of Monday’s planners to write about the second place that you plan to visit (hopefully soon!).

Can you make today’s work even more detailed and interesting than yesterday?

Remember, when you have finished – read your work aloud to yourself (or a grown up). Check, edit, and improve it if you need to.

If you have time, draw and colour a picture of the place you want to visit.

Maths To compare and order numbers from 0 to 100, use < > and = signs.

Write a selection of 20 or more numbers between 0 and 100 on small bits of paper. 

Pick 4 numbers. Can you put them into order from smallest to biggest.

Think carefully about how many tens and ones are in the numbers.

Write the numbers in order from smallest to biggest:

Example: 

  • 13          25         27         56     

Repeat with 4 or 5 new numbers.

Challenge: Pick two numbers from your list of numbers and use the < (less than), > (greater than) or = equal to signs to compare the numbers. Repeat with two different numbers.  

Example: 

46 > 12

Other: 

Geography

To find out information about another place you would like to visit?

Think about a different place you would like to visit. 

Using either the internet or any other resources you have at home, can you find out some interesting facts about that place.

Don’t forget there are some great virtual tours on the school website 

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/news/fancy-going-somewhere-new-today/

How is it different or similar to the place you chose on Monday. 

Challenge- Can you write a few sentences about the similarities or differences between the two places you have investigated. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 29th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes

Using containers, plastic bottles, or cardboard tubes (a use for all those toilet rolls!) set up a set of skittles/bowling pins. 

On each pin, have a different phase 5 phoneme – see phoneme mat at the end of this document. You could write it directly on or attach a post-it note. 

Roll/Throw a ball at the pins and then see which phonemes you knocked down.   

Say the phoneme, say a word containing that phoneme then use that word in a sentence. Write your sentence down taking extra care to spell your word with the specific phoneme correctly. 

Remember your finger spaces, letter formation and punctuation. 

Writing Spell: 

  •  Words containing each 40+ phonemes already taught
Maths

     Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number 

Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals

Create your own ‘Snakes and Ladders’ game board on a piece of paper, counting to 100 and writing the digits as you go. Make sure that the numerals are in the correct order e.g. 32 for thirty-two, not 23. Draw your snakes and ladder onto your game board. Enjoy the game! 

As you play, adults can question the children to extend their learning e.g. “I am on 41 and I have rolled a 6. What will I land on?” , “I’m on 92, how many do I need to get to 100? Is this possible with one roll of the dice?”

Other: DT

·      use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes

·  understand where food comes from. 

With the help of a grown up, plan and prepare a healthy meal or snack. As you do, think about where the food comes from. Is it from a plant or an animal? Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before, during and after handling and preparing food. 

As an extension, you may wish to write out the recipe for your creation so that you can remember it for future snack ideas and share it with others.

“I Can Cook” on CBBC has some good ideas if you need a little help in getting started. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/i-can-cook?imz_s=uh24k005pimc8psg1c2fp10o53

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 28th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ writing)

Children write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. Play quickwrite: using some of the words from yesterday, without showing your child say the word and challenge them to write it down as quickly as they can. You can use the book we have provided, a piece of paper or chalkboard.

Phase 2

nip                         fat

hop                        sell

luck                       sad

fuss                       pick

bop                        jet

Phase 3

chair                    ship

rubber                 king

queen                 seed

fork                     park

hear                    light

Phase 4

drank                 crunch

street                 crust

crept                  trunk

blend                 grunt

shrink                clamp

Challenge: Can your child write some of the words in sentences?

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, 

Give your child numbers from 0-20 and lay them face down on the table.

Ask your child to pick a card, say the number and then draw that many objects of their own choice e.g butterflies, cars, dinosaurs, flowers. Repeat with other numbers.

Other: 

The World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to living things.  They talk about features of their own immediate environment. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

During your daily exercise, in your garden or looking out the window  – can you spot things that grow? e.g:

birds/animals

minibeasts

plants/trees/grass

people

Can you talk about how they change as they grow?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 28th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To write down 5 words and explain their meanings to others.

After your daily reading;

Choose a book.

1) Write a list of five words that you do know the meaning of.

2) Your challenge is to explain the meaning of each word to someone else, without saying the word. If you are successful at explaining clearly, the other person should be able to identify each word. Remember – do not say the actual word.

Example – This is usually grey, when you mix it you need to add water and sand. You must not eat it. It is used to hold bricks together or to make buildings. It goes very hard after a few hours (if you know the answer, include it in your emails to your class teacher!).

Writing To use writing frame 1 to write detailed sentences.

You will need – a pencil and paper (lined paper if you have it).

Today, we’re off (in our imaginations!) on our first adventure. Choose one of your planning frames from yesterday – where are you going today?

Your task is to turn your planning into complete sentences. What grammar features can you include in today’s writing? Remember to write in the correct tense. If you haven’t been to the place, use your imagination (or the Internet, with adult supervision) to help with descriptions.

Target – at least one detailed sentence for each of the four rectangles on your plan. When you have finished, read your work aloud to yourself (or a grown up). Check, edit, and improve it if you need to.

If you have time, draw and colour a picture of the place you want to visit.

Example;

When it’s safe to do so, I want to go with my family to Walpole Park in Gosport. I want to go there because my cousins live near there. I’ll go with my Mum, Dad, Nan, my sister Emma and my brother Terry. We will get the bus to The Hard, then get the ferry to Gosport, because the harbour is between Portsmouth and Gosport. When we get off the ferry, we’ll walk through the town to the park. The park is huge. There are lots of sports pitches, but also trees so that we can sit in the shade. My Nan likes playing tennis, so I’d like to play this with her. I usually beat her. If we get hungry, we can eat some sandwiches. We could also go with a grown up to the shops if we need any other things to eat. When we go, I hope it will be a lovely day and I’m sure we’ll have lots of fun.

Maths To recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number. (Tens and ones) Pick a number between 10 and 100:

  1. Write the number as a numeral
  2. Write the number in words
  3. Draw the dienes (tens and ones) to show this number as a jotting
  4. Write a number sentence for that number.

Challenge: Make a different number sentence.

Example: 

1.24             2. twenty-four           3.                              4. 20 + 4 = 24        CH: 10 + 14 = 24

Repeat the above, with at least two more two digit numbers. 

Other: 

PE

To complete a PE challenge. Today is a one minute challenge. Get your grown up to time you and then see how many of each exercise you can do in one minute. 

  1. Star jump  – Jump in a star shape, bringing your hands together and then down by your side.
  2. Hops – Stand on one leg and jump
  3. Skips – You can use a rope, if you have one, or just skip on the spot.
  4. Frog jumps – Crouch in a frog position then leap up, landing back in frog position.

Challenge – Repeat each action and see if you can beat your score. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 28th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics

Choose a traditional tale story e.g. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk etc (free ebooks available on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/, also some tales on twinkl too)

Read the story either independently or together and discuss how does it begin and end? The setting, the characters and the main plot of the story.

Once you have finished the story, try to retell it, you may want to write it down.

Extension activity – act out the story, you could dress up as the characters, create puppets and retell it as a puppet show.

Writing

-Using a capital letter for names of people

-Form capital letters

-Begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place

Think back to the traditional tale you read earlier and other traditional tale stories you may have read at home or school. Think about all the characters in those stories and whether they are known as a good or bad character.

Now make a list of all the good characters and bad characters from traditional tales. Remember a capital letter for their names and try to form all your letters correctly.

Extension activity – try to explain why you have put them as a good or bad character.

E.g. Goldilocks is a bad character because she breaks Baby Bear’s chair.

Also you may want to swap the characters around, make the good characters bad and the bad characters good – what would the traditional tale be like now?

Maths Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: mass or weight (e.g. heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than) 

Find a variety of random objects from your house about 6-8 items e.g. a tin, a pen, play dough, a carrot, a book etc. Then using your hands as bucket scales weigh and compare the items. Then using the language; heavy, light, heavier than and lighter than explain what you have found out. E.g. The book is heavier than the pen. 

Once you have weighed and compared all the items can you put them in order from lightest to heaviest?

Extension activity – If you have some kitchen weighing scales you can then measure each item and find its actual mass and see if you were correct.

Other: PE Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities 

Create either an exercise routine or an obstacle course in your house or garden. Try to involve the following movements; jumping, throwing, catching, hopping, balancing, running or jogging on the spot. You can use different objects such as hoops, toys, cushions, lego to make it more interesting.

Extension activity – time yourself doing the course, can you do it again quicker or slower? Can you beat your time? 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 27th April

Can the children start collecting wrappers / collage resources in preparation for Thursday’s learning please?

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Listen to and discuss non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently

Share a non-fiction text with your child (preferably instructions e.g. recipes, board game instructions, craft instructions such as Mister Maker).  Support your child by reading the text together as this may be beyond their reading level.  Focus on discussion of the text type, purpose and layout i.e. use of title, headings, numbers/bullet points, diagrams/photos and labels etc.

Why is it written like this? (Easy to follow, clear, step by step sequence, short and precise).

Writing

Write sentences by:

-Composing a sentence orally before writing it 

-Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

-Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense

Pre-writing task: Carry out a simple activity or task for which you can write some instructions e.g. washing hands, making a snack, making a paper plane/flower, playing a game etc.

Write your own set of instructions for how to do something.  Remember the features that you will need to include e.g. Title (How to…), You will need, Instructions (short, clear and precise).

Challenge: Can an adult follow your instructions? Do they make sense?

Maths Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations

Draw or print 10 emoji faces onto paper and number them 0-9.  Now use them to create your own addition and subtraction coded number sentences. You can vary the level depending on the ability of your child.

Sheets attached for those with printer access.

Other: 

STEM Challenge

-Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing] 

-Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable

-Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking and mock-ups.

Whatever Floats your Boat!

Your challenge is to design and make a boat that floats using everyday materials such as paper/plastic cups, tin foil, cling film, tape, straws, food packaging, plastic bag, corks etc.

Explore different shapes and sizes and think about why some designs are better than others.How can you ensure it is waterproof?

Challenge 1: Can you make a boat that holds 20 pennies/lego bricks for 10 seconds without leaking water, tipping over or sinking?

Challenge 2: What is the largest number of coins/lego bricks that your boat can hold before sinking?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

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Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

ear R Home learning for Monday 27th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:

Literacy

(Phonics/ Reading)

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Play countdown: Write a list of ten words and see how many times your children can read them in 2 minutes. Repeat the game and see if your child can beat their previous score. You can use the words below.

Phase 2

nip                         fat

hop                        sell

luck                       sad

fuss                       pick

bop                        jet

Phase 3

chair                    ship

rubber                 king

queen                 seed

fork                     park

hear                    light

Phase 4

drank                 crunch

street                 crust

crept                  trunk

blend                 grunt

shrink                clamp

Challenge: Can your child put some of the words into sentences. Can they include more than one of them in a sentence.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order.  Play Number Detectives: Challenge your child to go on a hunt for numbers around the house. Encourage them to read the numbers up to 20 independently and beyond that with support where needed. This could include finding numbers on clocks, remote controls, cereal/food packets, front door, game instructions, microwaves, mobile phones, cookers and many more!
Other: Music Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. Pick some music that your child enjoys and encourage them to dance to it, matching their movement to the music. Can they come up with different moves?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 27th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To identify verbs in a text.

After your daily reading;

Choose a book.

1) Write a list of five words that you don’t know (or might not be sure of) the meaning of. This could be any word type (e.g. verb – stumble, noun – gavel, adjective – stupendous)

2) With a grown up – either ask them to explain the word meaning – write a short sentence to explain the word / or – look up the word meaning together, using the Internet – write a short sentence to explain the word (please use the Internet with grown up supervision).

example – 1) stumble – When someone trips and almost falls over.

Writing To plan and create writing frames for places we’d like to visit.

You will need – a pencil and at least two sheets of paper.

At the moment, we’re all trying really hard to stay at home as much as possible. Hopefully soon we’ll be able to go out again and visit places. Think – if you could go anywhere, where would you like to go? Your task today is to think of three places that you’d love to visit. They could be places you’ve been to before, or you could use your imagination and go somewhere new, to another country, another continent, or even another planet!


Today your challenge is to complete three ideas frames, one for each place. Look at the example here – use a blank sheet for each one.

Keep your notes safe, you will need them tomorrow!

Maths To read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words. 

This week we will be looking at numbers between 0-100 and place value. Today we will be thinking about writing numbers as words and words as numerals.

Complete the following 5 questions writing the numbers in words:

Example: 35 – thirtyfive 

  1. 12 –
  2. 26 –
  3. 32 –
  4. 47 –
  5. 83 –

Now write these words and as numbers:

Example: twenty-two – 22

  1. fifty-one –
  2. ninety-four – 
  3. thirteen –
  4. sixty-five –
  5. seventy-eight –

Challenge: If you are enjoying writing the numbers as words, practise some others!

Other: 

Geography

To find out information about a place you would like to visit?

Think about the places you would like to visit. 

Using either the internet or any other resources you have at home, can you find out some interesting facts about that place.

Don’t forget there are some great virtual tours on the school website 

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/news/fancy-going-somewhere-new-today/

Challenge- Display your facts in a poster to get others to visit there as well.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Staff Well-being Gift

Staff Well-being Gift

This morning at school we were delivered a well-being gift for staff, which has been arranged for lots of local schools. This has been organised by some of our grandparents, who wanted to recognise and thank school staff for the work they are doing in supporting the children and families of key workers.

We are very grateful to receive such a  lovely gift – thank you.

Year 2 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Friday 24th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To identify past tense verbs in a text.

After your daily reading;

Choose a book.

1) Write a list of ten past tense verbs found in the text. Try to use a fiction text, which are usually written in the past tense

2) Play a game with someone – explain the meaning of the word (but don’t say the word). Are they able to say which word you’re explaining?

E.g. – what someone does if they want to escape from three angry bears quickly.

Writing To follow or read your own instructions and improve them.

Today you are going to test your own instructions. You can do this on your own, or with others. Be honest – follow your own instructions exactly as you wrote them!

Do your instructions work? Take photos if you can. Change, edit or improve your instructions if things don’t go to plan.

Evaluate – under your completed instructions, write what you think of them. Are they clear? Do they work? What would you change if you wrote them again?

Maths

To solve maths problems. 

To choose and use the correct operation. (+, -, X, ➗)

To show working out.

You will need – a pencil and paper.

Can you solve these maths problems? Remember – decide on the operations needed (+, -, X, ➗), write out a calculation, use methods to solve (column, blank number line, mental strategies, jottings). Check your answer – does your answer make sense?

1) Debbie swims 45 metres on Wednesday and 55 metres on Thursday, how far does she swim?

2) Dave has some stickers on a sheet. There are 3 stickers in each row and there are 7 rows. How many stickers does Dave have?

3) Elliot was playing with 34 marbles in the garden, sadly he lost 7 in the grass. How many does he have left?

4) Libby shared her 25 leftover chocolate eggs between herself and the other 4 people in her house. How many eggs did they each get?

5) There are 36 green apples and 23 red apples in the greengrocers shop – how many apples were there? 

6) Gabby was packing bananas into bags. Each bag can hold 6 bananas. Gabby had 60 bananas, how many bags does she need?

7) Alex has some trays of plants for her garden. Each tray has 4 plants, Alex has 5 trays, how many plants does she have?

8) Bruce bought a bag of 48 sweets he ate 26, how many did he have left?

Optional – photograph your calculations and send them by email to your class teacher.

Other: 

Games/PE 

linked to English

To follow your instructions

Use this time to follow your instructions and play your game or activity. 

You could film it so you can evaluate it later or film someone else following your instructions. 

Once you have played your game, then see if you can improve the game to link with your English work.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Friday’s Home Learning

Year R – Friday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Friday 24th April 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – writing Children write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Listen again to Miss Cleeves reading ‘The singing Mermaid’ on our school website https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/

Write about one of the characters from the story.

Maths Children Can order two or three items by length and use everyday language to talk about and compare objects.

Focus: length

Either use playdough/bricks to make worms that are long, longer, longest or short, shorter, shortest.

Challenge: Give your child a piece of string or a straight object and get them to find objects that are longer or shorter than the object and describe using the correct maths language.

Other: Health and Self-care Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. 

Ask your child to cook or make a fruit salad, cakes or savoury dish for their lunch.

What will you need to do before you start cooking?  Why? (hand washing)

Can they talk about what is healthy/unhealthy?

What else could you do to help you keep healthy?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Friday 24th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words Share a book together, any book. Look through it together and talk about what is happening in each picture. Then go to the start and get our child to read it. If they have chosen a book that is a little too tricky, give them a target word to look out for or make them sound out words that can be sounded out. 
Writing Using –ing, -ed, -er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words

On post its (or post it sized pieces of paper) write the words:

bright, cold, heat, bump, help, mix, see, go

Blu Tac these around the house or garden.

Then write the suffixes:

est, er, ed, ing

Give your child a suffix card, get them to find the word that suffix will go on the end of and still make sense. 

brightest, coldest, heater, bumper, helped, mixed, seeing, going. Some of the words work with more that one suffix – discuss that with your child. 

Maths Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20

Discuss with your child the pairs of numbers that make 10 or 20 (number bonds) e.g. 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5, 6+4, 7+3, 8+2, 9+1

Give your child the number cards 1-9, make a pile of something

in front of your child. e.g. 6 lego pieces. Your child should then put the number card that will make the number bond to 10. e.g. 4.

If your child finds number bonds to 10 easy then move on to number bonds to 20. 1+19, 2+18, 3+17, etc. 

Other:  Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria. 

Show your child these products made from toilet roll.

Get them to choose the one they would like to make, encourage them to consider what resources they have at home e.g don’t choose to make a black ninja if you have no black paint. Help your child to collect the resources they will need. Get them to tell you which one they want to make and how they might do it. Remind them that there is no right or wrong way to do, it is about giving it their best go! Then let them create a toilet roll master piece!

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 23rd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – listening and attention Children answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Listen to Miss Cleeves reading ‘The singing Mermaid’ on our school website https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/

Talk to your child about their favourite part of the story.

Talk about the events that happened, the characters, the setting (where the story takes place).

Maths Children recognise, create and describe patterns.                             

Focus: To make a repeating pattern

Ask your child to find objects to make a repeating pattern e.g. pencil, sock, pencil, sock etc.

Challenge: Can you make a repeating pattern of more than 2 objects e.g.

Pencil, sock, lego, pencil, sock, lego …

Other: Physical development Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They handle equipment and tools effectively. Can your child create a spaceship for the aliens from either junk modelling or any construction toys that they have at home? (or they could draw a spaceship for the aliens)  Can they talk about their spaceship and describe what it can do?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

 

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 23rd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To identify sentence types.

After your daily reading;

Can you find one of each sentence type in the text you’ve read today? Copy one of each (if you can’t find all four, do as many as you can).

The four types of sentence – Question, Exclamation, Statememnet, Command.

Q – Where do hedgehogs go in the winter?

E – What an amazing picture that is!

S – The dog barked all night.

C – Please close the door, it’s cold outside.

Writing To write instructions – final four.

Read through your work. Read it to a grown up if you can. Make any changes or improvements if you need to.

Use Monday’s notes to write the rest of your instructions. Number each instruction, start each instruction on a new line. Does each instruction include a verb? Try to use different sentence starters. Remember – you are writing in the present tense.

When you have finished – read again! Read to a grown up if you can. Draw a picture (or pictures) to add detail to the instructions (or a final picture of something about the model, outcome, game or activity).

Maths

To develop fluency in division.

To choose the best division strategy for me.

To solve division problems. 

Today you will be practising your division (sharing or grouping) skills.

For the first 5 questions you will need to divide the numbers in your head. You might want to skip count.(Remember we have been learning to skip count in x2, x5 and x10)

  1. 12 2 =
  2. 10 5 =
  3. 20 2 =
  4. 20 10 =
  5. 14 2  =

For the next 5 questions choose the best dividing strategy for you. You might want to skip count, draw arrays or do jottings.

  1. 15 5 =
  2. 16 2 =
  3. 80 10 =
  4. 50 5 =
  5.  70 10 =

For the next 3 questions read them carefully. Write out the calculation. Decide on the best way for you and solve it – remember to show how you worked it out.

  1. Mrs Knapp had 20 flowers that she shared between her 4 friends. How many flowers did Mrs Knapp give each friend?
  2. Mrs Webb shares 35 balls of wool between her 7 friends. How many balls of wool do they get each?
  3. Mrs Norris shares 50 sweets between 10 children, how many does each child get? 

Other: 

Geography

To explore somewhere different in the world

On the school website is a list of over 60 virtual tours. 

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/news/fancy-going-somewhere-new-today/

Choose one and explore the tour. Make notes about where you visited. Can you find out where it is? What city is it in? What continent is it on? 

Challenge – Write a few sentences about your tour or design a poster to encourage others to go on the tour.  

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 23rd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.

Choose a fiction book you haven’t read before. (free ebooks available on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/) Read the first few pages and then STOP! Can you predict what might happen next? Have a think about what has happened already, who the characters are and the setting of the story. Use this information to have a guess about what might happen next. Then write your prediction down (see writing task).

Finally once you have written your prediction down, read the rest of the story to find out if you were correct.

Writing Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Can you write your prediction down – what do you think will happen next in the story? When they write their sentences get them to THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT! Get them to check they have remembered a capital letter and a full stop.

Extension activity – can you predict what the end of the story might be?

Try to write the ending of the story.

Maths Sequence events in chronological order using language such as: before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening 

Try to create a visual timetable for today or create one about the things you did yesterday. Order the activities for the day using language in the left hand box. It can be drawn or written.

E.g. Morning – First get dressed

                       Next have breakfast 

                       After … etc

       Afternoon – First read a book

                          Next … etc

Other: Science

Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. 

Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock 

‘We’re going on a Material Hunt…’ – go on a material hunt either around your house, garden or both and see what objects you can find and what different materials they are made from. If you want to you can write down the objects and their materials.

E.g. tin – metal

Extension activities – you could then sort the objects based upon the materials they are made from.

Year 1 Science Education City Activity: Made to Last, Rock Paper Scissors and Hardware Store

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 22nd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To identify adjectives in a text.

After your daily reading;

Choose a book.

1) Write a list of ten adjectives found in the text. Remember, adjectives are describing words – they often describe a noun (e.g. red flower, huge tree ).

2) Play a game with someone – explain the meaning of the word (but don’t say the word). Are they able to say which word you’re explaining?

E.g. – the colour of leaves in autumn.

Writing To write instructions – first four.

Read through Tuesday’s work. Add / improve / correct anything that you can.

Go back to Monday’s notes. Today you are going to write the instructions. Read through your notes, then read each instruction (as a complete sentence) to someone. Can they understand your instructions? Do they make sense? Do they have enough detail? The listener might have some ideas on how the instructions could be improved (or they might not understand – if you have to explain something further, you need to add this to your notes).

When you are happy that your notes are clear, begin to write your instructions. A target for today is to write four clear, detailed instructions. Each should make sense to someone who has never done this thing before.

Number each instruction, start each instruction on a new line. Remember – you are writing in the present tense. When you have completed the four instructions, read them out loud to yourself, or someone else. Do they make sense? Are they clear? Improve or edit if you need to.

Maths

To develop fluency in multiplication.

To choose the best multiplication strategy for me.

To solve multiplication problems. 

Today you will be practising your multiplying skills.

For the first 5 questions you will need to multiply the numbers in your head. You might want to skip count.(Remember we have been learning to skip count in x2, x5 and x10)

  1. 3 x 2 =
  2. 10 x 3 =
  3. 2 x 5 =
  4. 2 x 10 =
  5. 4 x 2  =

For the next 5 questions choose the best multiplying strategy for you. You might want to skip count, draw arrays or do jottings.

  1. 5 x 5 =
  2. 6 x 2 =
  3. 8 x 10 =
  4. 9 x 5 =
  5.  7 x 5 =

For the next 3 questions read them carefully. Write out the calculation. Decide on the best way for you and solve it – remember to show how you worked it out.

  1. Mrs Marshman gave 6 children 10 pencils each, how many pencils did she give out?
  2. Mr Wells had 10 sets of 4 books, how many books does he have?
  3. Mr McEvoy baked 6 groups of 6 rolls, how many rolls did he bake?

Other: 

PSHE

To discuss how we feel about  Covid 19 and to understand more about it.  

To write and answer questions

Make a list of questions you would like to discuss with a grown up about the coronavirus. You can write them down or just discuss them.   

You can see Take a look at this useful pages on our school website about Covid 19 to see if they answer any of your questions. 

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/news/childrens-guide-to-coronovirus/

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/news/explaining-the-coronavirus-to-children/

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 22nd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – reading They read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

High Frequency Target Game

You will need some pieces of paper and a pair of socks made into a ball.

Choose some high frequency words and write them on pieces of paper. Lay the words on the floor. 

1.Your child can throw the sock ball and say the word it lands on.      OR

2. When you say a word your child needs to try and throw the sock ball onto the matching word. Alternatively if you have a nerf gun or water pistol they could use those to aim at the words!   

Phase 2: I , no, the, to, go, into        

Phase 3: he, she, we, me, be, you, are, her, was, all, they, my

Phase 4:said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, one, were, there, what, when, out

Challenge: Can the children put the words into an oral/written sentence.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20. Say which number is one more or less than a given number.

Focus: One more/One less

Tell your child a number (1-20). Ask your child to place this number of raisins or cereal pieces or other food item on their plate. If you say ‘one more’, your child should add one more and say the number they have. If you say ‘one less’, your child should take one away by eating one then count the number they have left.

Other: Creative Children will safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Watch the story Aliens love Underpants by Claire Freedman available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWbSrmuyptw

Can your child create some underpants for the aliens to wear?

You may want to experiment with different media, textures or materials. 

e.g  paint, feathers, card, beads

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk    

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 22nd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read words with contractions and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter

Select a book of your choice. As you read through the book, write down any words that contain apostrophes on cards. Once the book is finished, look at the words that contained apostrophes and discuss with a grown up which letter has been omitted to join the two words e.g. don’t = do not, the o  was omitted. These apostrophes word cards can be used as flashcards at a later date if you wish. 

(be mindful that some words have an apostrophe for possession, so no letters are omitted e.g. Sam’s shoes). 

Challenge: can you think of your own sentence to say containing a word that uses an apostrophe?

Writing Naming letters of the alphabet in order

Sing the alphabet song. After singing, make the alphabet in any way you choose – letters made out of plasticine, painted, torn out from a magazine or just written on a piece of paper. A grown up should then  cover or hide certain letters (can be one at a time, or multiple) and you need to work out which letter is missing. 

Write out the letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case letters (remember cursive lower case letters start at the bottom, but upper case letters start at the top)

Maths

Measure and begin to record the following

– time (hours, minutes, seconds)

Use a stopwatch (an app on a phone or tablet will do!) to see how long a minute is. Then estimate (a sensible guess) how long it will take you to do something e.g. go up and down the stairs three times , to do 30 star jumps, to write your name 10 times etc… 

Once you have made your estimate, carry out the activity with the timer running. See how long it takes you. Were you right? 

Discussion points: 

Which unit of measurement (seconds, minutes, hours) would be used to measure the following: 

  • To open and close a door
  • To wash your hands
  • To get a ferry to France

Can you think of anything else that would be measured in seconds, minutes or hours?

Other: 

·  play tuned and untuned instruments musically 

– select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing 

Create your own musical instrument and play along to a favourite song.

You could make a shaker (container with rice/pasta/beads etc… in) , a drum (any container – does it make different sounds if hit with your hand or a beater of some kind?) or a string instrument (a tissue box with elastic bands or string around would make a good guitar!)

If you are stuck, Google “junk modelling musical instruments” for some ideas.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

 

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 21st April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Phonics word and object matching game

Similar to yesterday using objects like those listed below:

Phase 2: pan, pot, cup, mug, pen, bag, tap, mat, top, can

Phase 3: chair, box, book, light, soap, butter, rubber, 

Phase 4:  spoon, fork, plug, hairbrush, trainer, toaster, screen

Ask your child to hunt around the house for an object.  Encourage them to sound out the word and write a label for the object. Repeat for other objects. 

Note: If they choose other objects not on the list and sound them out phonetically that is fine e.g they might choose to label a teddy and might spell it ‘teddee’ or sofa  ‘soafer’ this is fine as we are trying to encourage the children to be more independent with their writing and use the sounds we have taught them.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Using the numbers 1 to 20. Go on a number hunt around the house looking for groups of objects to match each number.

E.g. 

1 – bath

2 – shoes

3 – spoons etc

20 – pieces of lego.

Children could draw the objects to go with each number.

Challenge: can your child check the number by counting in 2’s or 5’s?

Other:  Children answer ‘how’ and ‘’why’ questions in response to stories.

Watch the story Aliens love Underpants by Claire Freedman available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWbSrmuyptw

Talk about the story and what your child thinks about Space and Aliens.

What is an alien?

What do you think you would see in space?

If you could go to space, how would you travel in space?

Why do you think the Aliens like underpants?

 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 21st April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To identify nouns in a text.

After your daily reading;

Choose a book.

1) Write a list of ten nouns found in the text. Remember, nouns are ‘things’ – some can be seen, but some can’t (e.g. floor, book, Friday).

2) Play a game with someone – explain the meaning of the word (but don’t say the word). Are they able to say which word you’re explaining?

E.g. – a day of the week when fish fingers are on the school lunch menu.

Writing To write the first part of instructions (intro sentences, equipment list, first instruction).

You will need – a pencil and paper (lined paper if you have it).

Read through your notes from Monday. Imagine you are explaining this activity to someone who has never played it or done it before. If you like (and have time), you could do the activity or game again, but this is not absolutely necessary. If you do, follow your own notes (as instructions). If your notes are not clear, or have parts missing, add them as you think about or do the activity.

Today your task is to write the first part of your instructions, not all of them.

Think about the instructions you have written at school this year – cone dragon, Goldilocks cardboard cottage, porridge.

Super, clear, easy to follow instructions usually look the same –

a) a title

b) some introduction sentences

c) an equipment list

d) step by step instructions

Today’s tasks – a, b and c (not d).

a) Title – e.g. How to play hockey

b) When we have done the introduction at school, we’ve usually focussed on two sentences, a question and a command – e.g. Would you like to become an amazing hockey player? Ever wondered how to play hockey? Read these super, simple instructions to find out how.

c) Use the title Equipment list or You will need. Think about all of the things needed, including what the game or activity is played on (a game board, grass, bedroom floor, park, beach etc). Write the equipment needed as a bullet point list.

Check through your work so far. Are your introduction sentences detailed and correctly punctuated?

Maths

To develop fluency in subtraction.

To choose the best subtraction strategy for me.

To solve subtraction problems.

Today you will be practising your subtracting (take away) skills.

For the first 5 questions you will need to take away (subtract) the numbers in your head. You might want to hold the smaller number in your head and count on or partition or count back.

  1. 9 – 5 =
  2. 15 – 8 =
  3. 19 – 6 =
  4. 16 – 10 =
  5. 19 – 11 =

For the next 5 questions choose the best subtraction (take away) strategy for you. You might want to partition the numbers, draw the Dienes, use a number line or use the column method.

  1. 24 – 14 =
  2. 28 – 16 =
  3. 44 – 22 = 
  4. 37 – 15 = 
  5.  26 – 18 =

For the next 3 questions read them carefully. Write out the calculation. Decide on the best way for you and solve it – remember to show how you worked it out.

  1. Mrs Marshman had 28 tennis balls and gave 18 to Mrs Knapp. How many balls did Mrs Marshman have left?
  2. Mr McEvoy had 32 biscuits, he ate 12 of them, how many did he have left?
  3. Mr Wells had 34 football cards, he gave 15 of them away. How many did he have left ?

Other: 

Art

To design and make a card for Capt Tom Moore.

You may have seen in the news about Capt. Tom Moore who has raised 15 million for the NHS by doing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. 

There is a campaign to design and make him a birthday card. Your challenge is to create a card for Capt Tom.

Take pictures to share with your teacher and if you want to you could even send him your card in the post. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 21st April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read other words of more than one syllable that contain learnt sounds

Select a book of your choice. On a piece of paper, draw a table with a column for 2 syllables, 3 syllables, 4 syllables, 5 syllables (you may want to only focus on 2 or 3 syllables or challenge yourself to find longer words) 

As you read through the book, spot the words that contain more than one syllable and record them in the correct column (i.e. unbelievable would be in the 5 syllable column).  

Challenge- which column has the fewest words? Can you include some of your own words? 

Writing Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.  Write a letter to someone that you are missing. Think about what it is that you want to tell them and what questions you would like to ask. Are there any interesting facts or funny events that you can include? Remember to vary the way that you begin your sentences and include a range of punctuation. 
Maths Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20. 

Using number cards that you already have (or numbers written on paper), shuffle the cards and select one from the pile. How many different ways can you make that number by adding or subtracting? Can you record it in a systematic way? How many different numbers can you complete this for? 

Challenge- play against a partner- both choose a card and the person with the most correct addition and subtraction sentences is the winner! 

Further challenge (if needed) – what links can you make to other numbers? If you know that 3+5= 8, how can you apply this to multiples of ten (30+50=80) or other number sentences? 

Other:  Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing Using a resource of your choice (junk modelling, lego, playdough…) Make a farm animal. Where possible, think about the colours and features that you need to include. If this is not possible, you could carefully complete a drawing of a farm animal using an image from the internet. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 20th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Recognise and read common exception words in and out of context (house, school, friend, once, where, were, said, here, they, there).

Write each common exception word (house, school, friend, once, where, were, said, here, they, there) on a cut up piece of paper or card.  It is useful to have two sets. Use these to play games that help your child to recognise and read the words by sight e.g.

Corners – spread the word cards out around the room.  Child runs to the word you say.

Ready, Aim, Fire! – spread the cards out on the floor or a wall.  Use an object to hit the appropriate card i.e. nerf gun, wooden spoon

Pairs – Place two sets of words face down in a random order to form 4 rows of 5 cards.  Child turns 2 over at a time. Can they find the matching pairs?

Writing To spell common exception words correctly. Choose 5 of the common exception words and write a sentence for each.  Encourage your child to picture the word as they write it or think about the tricky parts e.g. the ‘i’ in friend.  Remember to say the sentence out loud and think about capital letters and full stops.
Maths

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations.

Add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 20.

Choose a 2 digit number between 10 and 30.  Write the number in your home learning book and find different ways to represent it using actual objects, pictorial representations and number sentences e.g.

12 = 

                   

6 + 6 = 12     20 – 8 = 12 10 + 2 = 12     14 – 2 = 12

Other:  Build a structure and explore how it can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.

Use objects from around your house to build a bridge that spans a gap (newspaper, card, tubes, cups, tins,building bricks etc).  What can it hold? How will you test it? Think about ways you can make it stronger so that it can support more weight. 

Discuss different structures and strengthening techniques.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 20th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To identify verbs in a text.

After your daily reading;

Choose a book.

1) Write a list of ten verbs found in the text. Remember, verbs are ‘doing’ words (e.g. walk, read, write).

2) Play a game with someone – explain the meaning of the word (but don’t say the word). Are they able to say which word you’re explaining?

E.g. – you hold a pen or pencil and make marks on a piece of paper that others can read.

Writing To think about an activity or game – carry out and make notes.

You will need – a pencil and a sheet of paper.

What games have you played during the Easter break? Have you played any games outside or in the garden? What have you played inside? Maybe it was a sports game, a board game, or something else like an exercise routine

Another idea is to make something today. It could be something to eat, a junk model (from card, paper, plastic pots), a craft activity, or a LEGO model.

1) If you can, do the activity again.

2) As you work through the game / activity, make notes about what you are doing (if doing the activity again is not possible, think it through in your head, or talk it through with someone else). Make sure your notes are in the correct order. Just write key words, not complete sentences. Try to make / divide the doing part into eight stages.

3) When completed – tidy away!

4) Read carefully through your notes – are they in the correct order? Have you included verbs (doing words) at each stage?

5) Can you add an adverb to some of the stages of what you did (remember – an adverb describes a verb and often ends with -ly, e.g. write neatly, run quickly).

Keep your notes safe, you will need them tomorrow!

Maths

To develop fluency in addition.

To choose the best addition strategy for me.

To solve addition problems.

Today you will be practising your adding skills.

For the first 5 questions you will need to add the numbers in your head. You might want to hold the bigger number in your head and add or or partition to make 10 and add on.

  1. 7 + 5 =
  2. 12 + 8 =
  3. 9 + 6 =
  4. 16 +10 =
  5. 14 + 11 =

For the next 5 questions choose the best adding strategy for you. You might want to partition the numbers, draw the Dienes, use a number line or the column method..

  1. 25 + 14 =
  2. 32 + 16 =
  3. 45 + 22 = 
  4. 37 + 15 = 
  5.  26 + 16 =

For the next 3 questions read them carefully. Write out the calculation. Decide on the best way for you and solve it – remember to show how you worked it out.

  1. Mrs Marshman had 18 Easter eggs and Mrs Knapp had 22. How many eggs did they have altogether?
  2. Mr Wells planted 10 courgette seeds, 14 tomato seeds and 16 lettuce seeds, how many seeds has he planted?
  3. When he went shopping Mr McEvoy bought 24 packets of salt and vinegar crisps and 32 packets of cheese and onion crisps, how many packets of crisps did he buy?

Other: 

PE/Games

To play a game or activity

Use this time to play your game or activity linked to English. 

Remember as you work through the game / activity to make notes about what you are doing Make sure your notes are in the correct order. Just write key words, not complete sentences. Try to make / divide the doing part into eight stages.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 20th April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Phonics word and object matching game.

Write labels for objects from around the house for your child: E.g

Phase 2: pan, pot, cup, mug, pen, bag, tap, mat, top, can

Phase 3: chair, box, book, light, soap, butter, rubber, 

Phase 4:  spoon, fork, plug, hairbrush, trainer, toaster, screen

Ask your child to hunt around the house and match the labels to the objects.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order. 

Log in to educationcity using your child’s username and password.

Click on ‘homework’ 

Click on: maths – Year R

Play the ‘Jack in the Box’ game. The computer will record your child’s score.

If you still do not have your child’s login details, please call the school office and they should be able to tell you the details over the phone. 

Other: Music Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.

Sing a range of Nursery Rhymes together. Visit the BBC Nursery Rhymes website  and see if you can find the song ‘5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx

What is your favourite Nursery Rhyme?

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Welcome to Langstone Infant School

Welcome to Langstone Infant School

I am so pleased to hear that you have been offered a place at our school for September 2020. Starting school is an exciting time but for some it can be daunting, which is why we always go to great lengths to ensure we have good communication with the settings children are coming from and that parents and children have  opportunities to become familiar with their new school before the start of the summer holiday. 
 
I would just like to reassure you in these difficult times, that we are busy planning how this will take place under the current conditions and we’ll be in touch with details about this soon. In the meantime, if you are at all anxious or concerned about the transition, look around our website to get a feel for some of the fun and exciting learning opportunities we offer all children.
Best wishes,
Miss Page
Headteacher
A Spring Poem

A Spring Poem

This was shared with us by some parents, we thought you might like it too.

The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World 🌱

The world it got so busy,
There were people all around.
They left their germs behind them;
In the air and on the ground.
These germs grew bigger and stronger.
They wanted to come and stay.
They didn’t want to hurt anyone –
They just really wanted to play.
Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,
Or tickled your throat or your nose.
They could make you cough and sneeze
And make your face as red as a rose.
And so these germs took over.
They started to make people ill,
And with every cough we coughed
More and more germs would spill.
All the queens and kings had a meeting.
“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.
And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,
Just so these germs couldn’t spread.
We couldn’t go to cinemas
Or restaurants for our tea.
There was no football or parties,
The world got as quiet as can be.
The kids stopped going to school,
The mums and dads went to work less.
Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush
Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!
Dads started teaching the sums,
Big brothers played with us more,
Mums were in charge of homework
And we read and played jigsaws galore!
The whole world was washing their hands
And building super toilet roll forts!
Outside was quiet and peaceful,
Now home was the place for all sports.
So we played in the world that was home
And our days filled up with fun and love,
And the germs they grew smaller and smaller
And the sun watched from up above.
Then one morning the sun woke up early,
She smiled and stretched her beams wide.
The world had been fully spring cleaned,
It was time to go back outside!
We opened our doors oh so slowly
And breathed in the clean and fresh air.
We promised thar forever and always
Of this beautiful world we’d take care! 💕
Author ~ Louise Gribbons • Hunterhouse College
Artist ~ Maggie Vandewalle ✨
Year 2 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Friday 3rd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read aloud fluently.

Go to https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/ and watch a grown up read a story.

Your challenge today is to pick a book you know well and read it aloud to a grown up. 

Optional – Can you record yourself reading it and send it to your class teacher. 

Writing

To make additions and revisions to improve your writing.

To perform your poem.

Read through your poem from yesterday. Can you make any additions or revisions? (Purple polish)

Could you add an adjective or change a word to make it sound better? 

When you are happy read your poem aloud. Can you make it a performance? Think about how you use your voice?

Optional – Can you record yourself reading it and send it to your class teacher. 

Maths

To solve maths problems. 

To choose and use the correct operation. (+, -, X, ➗)

To show working out.

You will need – a pencil and paper.

Can you solve these five maths problems? Remember – decide on the operations needed (+, -, X, ➗), write out a calculation, use methods to solve (column, blank number line, mental strategies, jottings). Check your answer – does your answer make sense?

1) Tom has 21 apples, he gives three to each of his friends. How many friends does he have?

2) Sam wants to buy a ball for 43p. She has 26p. How much more money does she need?

3) Ella buys 4 boxes of eggs. There are 5 eggs in each box. How many eggs are there altogether?

4) Emma goes to the shops with 45p. She buys a drink for 17p. How much change will she have afterwards?

5) There are 27 children in Class 5 and 26 children in Class 9. What is the total number of children in the two classes?

Optional – photograph your calculations and send them by email to your class teacher.

Other: 

Easter theme – PE

To master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Children could make their own ‘Easter relay race / obstacle course’. Can be done inside or outside. Children to set up an obstacle course. You could use chairs, blankets, brooms, skipping ropes, cushions (as stepping stones) chalk markings. etc.

Using chocolate eggs, a ball or bean bag, children to move the object from point a. to point b. Can develop a point system per egg / ball. Discuss how to make a time limit. (How many seconds in a minute? 2 minutes? etc)

Allow all members of the family to have a turn if they’d like! Compare times.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Friday 3rd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words

Write down or print the Phase 5 sounds. Choose one and see if you can think of lots of different words with that sound in. 

Writing Can I spell the days of the week.

Sing the days of the week song. 

‘There’s Sunday and there’s Monday, there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday, there’s Thursday and there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday. Days of the week (clap, clap) Days of the week (clap, clap)’ It is sung to ‘The Adams Family’ theme tune. 

Get your child to write down the days of the week. They are not words that are easy to sound out so they need to be practised. You could do theLook, say, cover, write, check’ method that we use to practise spellings. 

There are also some games we have set on Education City that you can do if possible. https://www.educationcity.com/

Maths Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Solve these problems – Use jottings (drawings to help) or write out the calculation to help.

If one bike needs 2 wheels…

How many wheels would two bikes need?

How many wheels would three bikes need?

How many wheels would five bikes need?

If a vase has 5 flowers in…

How many flowers would there be if I had two vases?

How many flowers would there be if I had three vases?

How many flowers would there be if I had four vases? 

Other:  Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet. Remind your child of the schools ‘Keeping safe online’ rules. Get them to explain to why it is important not share personal information. Get them to sort the information below into ‘can share’ and ‘don’t share’. 

  • Name
  • If you can swim
  • Where you live
  • If you have a brother or sister
  • The name of your school
  • How old you are

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Friday’s Home Learning

Year R – Friday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Friday 3rd April 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – writing Children write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Re-share the cautious caterpillar story available on our school website https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/ 

Ask your child to write about their favourite part of the story (they can use the exercise book we have provided). Note: It is ok if words are not spelt perfectly as long as the children are writing the sounds they can hear. Encourage them to leave finger spaces between each word. They can draw a picture to go with their writing if they would like.  You can download a sound mat to help them here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-507-combined-phase-2–3-sound-mats (if you are not already registered visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS )

Maths Children use everyday language to talk about capacity, to compare quantities and to solve problems. 

Focus: Capacity

Find a range of different containers and talk to your child about when the container is full, empty, half full, half empty. Can your child use the maths language above independently?

The next step is to find which container holds the most and least by testing using one of the smaller containers as the unit of measure. Your child could make a prediction and record their prediction on a piece of paper or a board and then check by testing – counting the amount of times the smaller container needs to be refilled until the larger container is ‘full’.  

Other: PSHE

Children talk about how they and others show feelings. 

They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.

Focus: PSHE Talk to your child about the current situation? What do they know and understand?  What questions would they like to ask?

Give your child the opportunity to ask/share their concerns/questions/worries?

Talk about how different members of the family feel and let your child know that it is ok to have those feelings and feel differently to each other.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 2nd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss word meanings, to understand what I am reading.

Read a book to a grown up. Choose a book that might challenge you as a reader. 

As you find a word you do not understand, write it down on a post-it or in your book.

Use the internet or a dictionary to find out what those words mean and write the definition in your book.  

Writing To write an acrostic poem

Look at your mind map from yesterday.

Write an acrostic poem using either SPRING or SPRINGTIME. 

An acrostic poem is a poem where each line begins with a letter from a word. 

The lines can be long and extended or they can be one word, it is up to you!

Remember to look back at your work from this week to help you with your ideas.

Here are some examples.

Start each new letter on a new line. Think back to when we wrote acrostic poems about jungle animals. You can use pens or crayons to make the first letter stand out even more. 

Challenge – Can you use clauses to extend your sentences? Can you use different sentence types e.g question or exclamation. 

Maths To reinforce knowledge of time.

You will need – a pencil, paper, ruler, rubber, something circular to draw clock faces (clean jar lid etc). Optional – camera / device to photograph your completed sheet to email to school.

List down times of events throughout the day. Next to each event, write the time and draw a clock to show this time. Grown ups – it may be necessary to round times to the nearest 15 minute interval – i.e. 2 o’clock, ¼ past 2, ½ past 2, ¼ to 3. Some children may need support with this, others will know times beyond the main 15 minute markers (those listed above), such as 5 past, 10 past etc. Allow the children to tell you what they know and work from there.

Events – getting up – eating breakfast – home learning – snack – break – tv time – lunch – exercise / playing outside – dinner / tea – bath / shower – reading – brushing teeth – bed time (use as many of these as you can).

When drawing the clocks – remember to use a ruler – the long hand shows the minutes, the short hand shows the hours.

Other: 

Easter theme

To use drawing, painting or sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

Draw or paint a picture / card – anything they want along the theme of Easter. Try to set them a target e.g. try to fill the whole page or include an element of Easter in your picture. Once your child has drawn or painted their picture, get them to tell you what they have drawn, ask them questions like ‘What is your favourite part?’ or ‘Is there anything you might change?’

You could use this as a stimulus for writing a sentence about their picture.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 2nd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading

Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:

Listening to stories and saying what they like or dislike about a text.

Share a fiction book with your child. Choose one that is a little too difficult for them to read independently. Read the book together for pleasure. Once you have finished the story, ask your child for their opinion on different aspects of the book e.g. story, pictures, characters, layout and language.  What did they like or dislike? Can they give reasons?
Writing

To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

To begin to use ‘and’ to join two sentences.

Ask your child to write a book review of the story.  They need to say what the book is about, what they liked/disliked about it, what their favourite part was, who they would recommend it to and what ‘star’ rating they would give it.  When they write their sentences, encourage them to THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT! Get them to check they have remembered a capital letter and a full stop. 
Maths Compare, describe and solve practical problems for length.

Make some worms of different lengths (using playdoh, wool, ribbon or string).  Can the children compare them to find out which is the longest?

Ask your child to measure how long the worms are with objects in your house such as lego bricks, paper clips, pennies or hair clips (make sure the objects are the same type and size).

Choose one worm and ask your child to find things that are longer or shorter than the worm.

Year 1 Education City Maths Game: Long, Tall and Short

Other: 

Use drawing, painting or sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

Identify and describe the basic structure of a common flowering plant.

Ask your child to carefully draw or make a flowering plant (junk model / playdoh) thinking carefully about the different parts.  Once they have finished, help them to identify and discuss/label the different parts (stem, petal, leaf, roots etc.) describing the role of each part.

Year 1 Education City Science Game: Flora Facts

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 2nd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – listening and attention Children answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. Visit the school website and listen to Miss Beckwith reading the story of the cautious caterpillar https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/ . Talk to your child about all the different events that happened in the story. What happened first? Next? After that? You can download some talk cards linked to the story from Twinkl at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526292-the-cautious-caterpillar-differentiated-talk-cards (if you are not already registered visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS )
Maths Children explore the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.                                

Focus: 2D shapes – triangle, circle, square and rectangle.

How many different 2D shapes can you find in your home?

Remind your child what the 4 shapes look like – you could use a shape song e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhnvcdm

Sort the objects found into 4 groups and talk about what you can see – encourage the use of words linked to their properties: e.g, 2D flat shape, sides, corners, straight, curved.

Other: Physical development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.

They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. 

Focus: Different ways of travelling

How many different ways can you travel?

Talk to your child about different ways can you travel, can they suggest any?

Practice moving in different ways:

Hopping, skipping, jumping, running, jogging, 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Butterfly Release

Butterfly Release

Today some of the children released the newly hatched butterflies with Miss Cleeves. They rested on the children’s hands for a little while and then they flew away.

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 1st April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading

To read suffix words (–s, –es, –ing, –ed, –er and –est) 

(-ful, -ment, -less, -ness)

Using the books in your house find as many different suffix words as you can. 

Make a list using commas in your exercise book.

Challenge – Choose your favourite 5 words and write them in a sentence. Can you use 2 in the same sentence? 

Writing To plan a poem.

We are going to be write an acrostic poem using the word SPRING or SPRINGTIME

An acrostic poem is a poem where each line begins with a letter from a word. 

The lines can be long and extended or they can be one word, it is up to you!

Choose which word you are going to plan for. Challenge yourself to write the longer poem! 

Here is the planning sheet we used to plan our jungle acrostic poems last half term.


Look back at your expanded noun phrases. Can you group them to one of the letters? If not can you think of interesting words that start with one of the letters in your chosen word. Create a Mind Map or a plan like the one above by grouping words or phrases for each letter of your chosen word,

Challenge – Can you begin to put these phrases into sentences for each letter. This will help you to write the poem tomorrow. 

Maths

To reinforce knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes

2D word bank –

square

rectangle

oblong

triangle

circle

pentagon

hexagon

octagon

3D word bank –

triangular based prism

sphere

cylinder

cube

square based pyramid

triangular based pyramid

cone

cuboid

You will need – a pencil and some paper (Post-it notes if you have them). Optional – a phone, tablet or camera to take pictures.

What shapes can you find around your house? Can you find five different 2D and five different 3D shapes?

Choose which way to record your findings:

Either;

1) (No camera) – write the name of the shape on a piece of paper. Under the name, write the properties of that shape (key words below).

Or;

2) (With a camera or device) – write the name of the shape on a piece of paper. Under the name, write the properties of that shape (key words below). Take a photo of each shape (with the label next to it or stuck to it). Send your findings to your teacher via the class email address.

2D shapes – count the corners, count the sides

3D shapes – count the edges, count the faces, count the vertices, name the 2D faces that you can see on the shape.

Other: 

Topic revision

To recall facts I have learnt.

Go to the ‘Learning at home’ section of the school website. 

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/topic-revision/

What was your child’s favourite topic so far this year? Explore all the revision links and activities available with your  child. Spend time discussing things they remember and have learnt. 

Allow children to explore the revision tools from the other topics. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells – class7@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mr McEvoy – class8@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman – class9@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 1st April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word. Tricky Word Treasure Hunt – Pick a book you can read together or one your child can read independently. As you read it, can you find and read the common exception words (see attached sheet). Highlight/colour every common exception word you read and find – you get 1 point for a year 1 word and 2 points for a year 2 word. Discuss why the words were tricky and you can always continue this activity with another book.
Writing

To spell the days of the week.

To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

At the beginning of the day (after your optional Joe Wicks workout) get your child to write 1 sentence about something they have done on each day. E.g. On Sunday…, On Monday…, On Tuesday… etc. When they write their sentence get them to THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT! Get them to check they have remembered a capital letter and a full stop.

They can then continue this the rest of week to ensure they are practising writing all the days of the week.

Maths

Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including: 

– 2-D shapes (e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles) 

– 3-D shapes (e.g. cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres). 

‘We’re going on a Shape Hunt…’ – go on a shape hunt either around your house, garden or both and see what 2D and 3D shapes your child can discover (Food in the kitchen cupboards are great shapes!). Discuss their names and properties (sides, corners, edges, vertices and faces) of the shapes they find and compare the same shapes but different sizes e.g. a cereal box and tissue box.

Year 1 Maths Education City Activity: Bar-B-Shapes and Sunny Shapes

Other: Science and Geography

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom.

Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.  

Create a weather chart together (see attached sheet if template is needed). Each day record the weather, temperature, time of sunrise and sunset (BBC weather will help with this). Discuss how the weather and temperature relates to the seasons and how the clocks going forward (On Sunday 29th March) affects when it gets light and dark now. This can be an ongoing project.

Year 1 Science Education City Activity: Seasons to be Cheerful

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mrs Carter + Mrs Blakely – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Owen – class5@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Mrs Watson – class6@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 1st April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – reading They read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Write high frequency words on pieces of paper and hide them around the room. e.g the, to, be, she

Ask your child to find certain words. Can you find …… ‘be’?

Encourage your child to say or write that word in a sentence. e.g I want to be a doctor when I grow up.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20. Using quantities and objects, they add two single-digit numbers and count on to find the answer.

Focus: Adding

Using bowls of objects can your child add two groups of objects together (up to a total of 20)  to find the total. Can they count all the objects to find the total? Can they ‘count on’ from the biggest number group to find the total? Remind your child to move the objects when counting to ensure they count accurately.

Other: Creative Children will safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Draw or make a bug hotel. A bug hotel is a habitat for bugs. You can choose to make it from whatever you wish e.g toilet roll tubes, lego, sticks and leaves.

Talk about what would make a good bug habitat. Talk about why your child has used certain materials.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Bartlett – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Beckwith – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Miss Cleeves – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 31st March

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To express likes and dislikes about books.

Think about your book from yesterday and write a book review. 

Why did you choose it? What do you like about it? Why would you recommend it to others? 

Think about who else in your class would like this book and why?

Here some example layouts or make your own. 

 

Writing To write a range of interesting sentences using expanded noun phrases.

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAnt9__5Mg again.

Look at your list of expanded noun phrases (ENP) from yesterday. 

Write at least 5 sentences using your ENP. Use a range of coordinate (and, but, so) and subordinate (because, that, if, when) clauses to extend your sentences. 

Challenge – Can you use a range of sentence types to describe the video. Can you write an exclamation sentence?  

Maths To reinforce knowledge of the relationship between multiplication and division.

You will need – a pencil and some paper.

Use these groups of three numbers to write out two multiplication and two division calculations. Remember, only use the three numbers each time.

Example – 2, 3, 6 – 1) 2 x 3 = 6   2) 3 x 2 = 6 3) 6 ÷ 3 = 2   4) 6 ÷ 2 = 3

a) 2, 5, 10   b) 3, 4, 12 c) 4, 5, 20   d) 3, 5, 15 e) 5, 6, 30 f) 2, 7, 14

Remember the golden rules!

division – the biggest number always goes first

multiplication – the biggest number always comes last

Other: 

PE

To master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Go to the Learning at home section of the school website on to ‘Energy Using Activities’ 

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/energy-using-activities/

Scroll to the ‘Challenges’ read through the challenges together – encourage your child to read them to you. There are 5 challenges in total. 

Which challenge would they like to try today? Have a go at the one that they choose! 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 31st March

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading

Become very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling

them and considering their particular characteristics

Ask your child to choose a story to read (preferably a traditional tale). Read together or let them read it to you. After the story, discuss the key features (good/bad characters/happy ending/setting of the story/ Traditional Tale etc) Challenge your child to find other books that have similar features to the ones in the story. 
Writing To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop. To form letters in a cursive style.  This could be an activity to follow on from reading. Challenge your child to take the ending from a known traditional tale and rewrite it with different events (Goldilocks doesn’t get away from the three bears/ The woodcutter forgets his axe when he tries to save Red Riding Hood and her Grandma). Rehearse the sentences together and let your child write them. (Remember to use yesterday’s strategy of THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT!) Focus on slow and clear formation of letters as well as capital letters and full stops. 
Maths Read and write numbers in numerals and words. 

Show a number written in digit form (you could use playing cards or numbers written on paper). Have a pile of numbers laid out for your child to choose. As they turn it over, challenge them to read it and write it correctly as a word. (You could encourage them to tell you about the number ie- it is larger than… it has … tens) Repeat with the numbers written in word form and encourage your child to write it as digits. (You could have a mixture of both numbers and words) 

Work to where your child is comfortable. This could be 0-10, 0-20 or a focus on numbers greater than 20. 

Other: 

Use the basic principles of a

healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes. To understand where food comes from.

Discuss the range of foods you have in your household. Talk to your child about healthy and unhealthy choices. (They have learnt about this when the Dental Students visited us so they should be able to identify good food choices.) Ask your child where the food comes from (animals, trees, plants) and if they are from the UK or another country. Encourage your child to either plan a healthy meal or take part in making their lunch/ dinner (with supervision). Reinforcing handwashing routines and identifying the different foods that they have used. 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 31st March

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Visit the phonics play website ( https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/) and play ‘make a match’ (phase 3 week 1) which can be found under phase 3 on the menu. Encourage your child to sound out the words.
Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using numbers 0 to 20 written on separate pieces of paper, turn them all upside down and spread them out in front of your child. Ask your child to choose one and then collect that many objects to match it e.g lego bricks, pencils. Encourage them to read the number independently and count accurately by moving each item as they count.
Other:  They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. Look at the update of the school caterpillars on the website. Follow this link. The caterpillars have now made their own chrysalis’. Look at the picture carefully and talk about how they have changed. Ask your child to draw a picture and write a short sentence about what they see e.g It has made a chrysalis. 

 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Year R – a message from Miss Beckwith

Year R – a message from Miss Beckwith

Hi Year R,

I have been carefully watching the class two caterpillars each day. First they got fatter and longer until finally by the end of the week they each turned into a chrysalis and began the process of changing into a butterfly.

Here are some pictures I have taken.

The chrysalises are so pretty. Some of them have a golden shine to them in the sunlight. They are like little jewels.

Keep checking the website, I will let you know when the butterflies emerge!

All the best, Keep well,

From Miss Beckwith.

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 30th March

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Discuss the sequence of events in a book and how events are related

Read one of your favourite books to a grown up. Once you have finished, create a storyboard showing what happened in the book. Make sure you show who the characters are and explain the main parts of the story.

Here is an example storyboard. 

Writing To use adjectives to create expanded noun phrases

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAnt9__5Mg.

Write down a list (commas) of the things that you can see that relate to springtime. 

Once you have made a list go back and add at least one adjective to each object. 

Challenge – Can you add more than one adjective? Can you challenge yourself to use really interesting adjectives? Choose your best expanded noun phrase and write it as a sentence. Don’t forget your capital letters and full stops. Can you add a clause?

Maths Reinforce skills when adding or subtracting.

You will need – two dice, a pencil and a sheet of paper.

Try to find two dice (use those from board games that you might have – if you can’t find any dice, you can use the website www.random.org/dice/)

Roll the two dice, write a two digit number. Then roll one dice, write a one digit number.

1) Can you add the two digit number to the one digit number (e.g. 54 + 4 =), reverse the first number and repeat (e.g. 45 + 4 =)?

2) Can you use the same numbers to create subtraction calculations? Using the above three digits, you could write out and solve 54 – 4 =  and 45 – 4 =.

3) Extension – roll the two dice, write a two digit number, roll again, write another two digit number – create as many addition and subtraction calculations as you can (e.g. 36 and 14 – you could make 36+14, 36+41, 63+14, 63+41, 36-14, 63-14, 63-41.

Repeat by rolling the dice – target for the day – six addition and six subtraction calculations, but challenge yourself!

Use the strategies that you know (column method, blank number line, jottings – draw Dienes).

Other: 

Art and design

Use drawing, painting or sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination. 

Look at the school website. Go to the ‘Learning at home’ tab. https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/learning-at-home/ 

Here will be lots of ideas for you that you may not have seen yet! Spend some time enjoying them! 

Go to the live webcam of Edinburgh zoo at the bottom of the page, in the ‘News’ section. What animals can you see? Which are your favourite? Children can choose one and draw it, using the webcam link to make sure their drawing has all the features needed for that animal. Discuss: Why does a …. need …..? (Lion , sharp claws, Zebra, stripes, giraffe – long neck etc) 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

ear 1 Home learning for Monday 30th March

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading

Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:

Listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently

Give your child a selection of books. Choose ones that are a little too difficult for them to read independently. Read the book (or some of it) to them. Once you have read a page ask your child if there are any words they don’t understand the meaning of and either explain them or look the meaning up together. You could create your own book or poster and every time you encounter a word you don’t know the meaning of you could add it on. 
Writing To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop. At the beginning of the day (after your optional Joe Wicks workout) get your child to write 1 sentence about something they would like to do that day. You may want to give them a choice of 2 things so they don’t write a sentence that is impossible to achieve. When they write their sentence get them to THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT! Get them to check they have remembered a capital letter and a full stop. 
Maths Given a number, identify one more and one less. Write a number on a piece of paper and ask your child to write the numbers that are one more and one less than that number. You could practise this skill in lots of different ways. For instance, lay several number cards (write numbers on post-its or small pieces of paper) in front of your child. Say a number and the child needs to find the number card that shows one more or less than that number. e.g you say 13 they pick up 14. 
Other: Art and Design Use drawing, painting or sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination. 

Draw or paint a picture – anything they want. Try to set them a target e.g. try to fill the whole page or include an element of weather in your picture. Once your child has drawn or painted their picture, get them to tell you what they have drawn, ask them questions like ‘What is your favourite part?’ or ‘Is there anything you might change?’

You could use this as a stimulus for writing the next day e.g. ask them to write about their picture.

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 30th March

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Using the phonics zippy wallet they have in their book bag, go through all the sounds. Each time point at a sound you can ask your child to make the sound in a different way e.g. this time whisper the sound. 

You can then make words using the letters e.g. 

Phase 2: c-a-t, p-i-n, s-a-t, ch-i-p.

Phase 3: chain, look, join

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Write numbers 0 to 20 on some pieces of paper – post it notes are great. 

Put some out with a number missing – then get your child to find the missing number and pop it in the space. Repeat several times making different missing numbers each time.

Keep the numbers we’ll use them again!

Other: Music Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.

Sing some songs and dance! 

Get a saucepan and a wooden spoon and see if your child can beat the saucepan in rhythm with the music. 

They can sing any song from nursery rhymes to your favourite band or artist – I know George Ezra is a big hit with my girls.

 

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Home School

Home School

Here are some pictures of what some of children have been up to last week, learning at home

Year 2 – Dinosaurs

Year 2 – Dinosaurs

Year 2 have made their own dinosaurs out of paper plates and toilet roll tubes. They painted the plate  and decorated the plate to camouflage the dinosaur. They will be planning and writing their instructions for making the dinosaurs tomorrow!

Year 1 – Trip to the Farm

Year 1 – Trip to the Farm

Year 1 went on a trip to Longdown Dairy Farm. We had a lovely time even though it was a little wet and windy. The animals were nearly as well behaved as us except some of the greedy goats!

Follow this link to read more about it and see more photos of what we got up to.

Year 1 – Hygiene

Year 1 – Hygiene

In PSHE  Year 1 have been learning all about Personal Hygiene. They have learnt about how to keep our hands, bodies and mouths clean. They practised by carefully washing some baby dolls.  Year 1 were also visited by some dental students who explained all about dental hygiene and how to keep our teeth clean.

Follow this link to see more photos.

Year 1 Ducklings

Year 1 Ducklings

Year One have had an amazing time watching duck eggs hatch and then seeing the ducklings grow.

To read more and see more photos – follow this link.

Year 2 – Science

Year 2 – Science

As part of their topic Roar – Dinosaurs, Year 2 have been classifying things in science. They have been deciding whether things are alive, not alive now or have never been alive.  The children went for a walk around the school grounds and used the iPads to take photos of things that were alive, not alive now and have never been alive.

World Book Day – Wild Reading

World Book Day – Wild Reading

This year during World Book Day all the children put on their wellies and went out onto the field where they found Mrs Carter in a reading den.

The den was decorated with fairy lights on the inside and was camouflaged with branches on the outside.  All the children were able to get in the den and listen to a story read by Mrs Carter. It was all very exciting and a little bit muddy!

World Book Day – School Story

World Book Day – School Story

This year all the teachers were asked to bring in an object that would appear in a whole school story. The story started in Class 1 with Mrs Bartlett and visited each class where the object was included in the next part of the story. The story was finally finished in Class 9. Look at the photos to see the objects and see further down for the story.

Once upon a time there lived a beautiful bear in a bath called Smartie. Smartie was splashing in the bath when he saw a pretty, colourful butterfly. The butterfly flew round the bathroom and Smartie tried to catch it because it was so beautiful. But he was scared and worried that he would fall in the water. So…

He jumped out of the bath and tried to find a net to catch it but all he could find was his ukulele. He started playing wonderful music. The butterfly started dancing then suddenly flew out of the window…

So Smartie the bear jumped onto the beautiful butterfly’s back and away they flew! They flew high up into the blue sky over a dangerous hill, the enchanted woods and a gigantic elephant. The elephant raised his trunk and squirted a jet of rainbow water. Then out popped a magic shell! The bear listened to the shell and he could hear the waves in Hawaii.

Oh how I wish I could be there, he sighed. Then suddenly the magic shell transported him onto a sandy white beach…Now being an inquisitive Bear he and his new friend the beautiful butterfly looked around the island. What’s that? they wondered as they saw a wand with a shell attached to it. What could it be? Where had it come from? Smartie and the butterfly looked at each other…

Smartie decided to tiptoe closer to the magical wand. He bent down and carefully picked it up. As he lifted the magical wand it had a shimmering glow and made a whooshing sound. The butterfly asked Smartie, “What shall we do with it?” 

Suddenly the wand began to speak, “I shall grant you three random wishes!”

Smartie and the butterfly were feeling shocked but excited. “What shall we wish for?” they said.

Smartie said, “I wish …

I had a colourful rocket with shiny windows.” As if by magic, his wish was granted. There, in front of him stood a beautiful rocket.  Smartie was shocked but excited! Quickly, he climbed aboard and began to push the buttons but nothing happened. With a deep sigh, he said, “I wish this rocket could really fly.”  Suddenly, the rocket started to shake and the buttons began to glow. WHOOSH! Smartie and the butterfly found themselves flying into space. At first, Smartie was amazed but then he noticed planet earth getting smaller and smaller.  What could he do?

In a panic, Smartie searched high and  low for a way to stop the rocket. Then he noticed it… a strange looking, star shaped button like no other.  As he bent down to touch it, the button began to spin faster, and faster and FASTER until…

Smartie noticed something out the corner of his eye. It was glimmering and rolling around the cockpit. He quickly reached down to the floor to discover what it was. It was a bottle! What was a regular, normal bottle doing in a rocket? If Smartie wanted to come back to Earth, he had to think fast! Suddenly, he had an idea! He grabbed the bottle and launched it into the mechanics of the engine. The engine started to screech and smoke. The rocket started to fall…

Smarte felt terrified. He shouted to Butterfly ‘What shall we do? The spaceship is on fire and is going to crash into earth!’ Suddenly, Butterfly remembered that they had one final wish that they hadn’t used. He shouted to Smartie ‘Let’s wish for a magic whisk!’ As if by magic, a sparkling, shiny, silver whisk appeared. ‘Oy, what am I doing here?’ it cried. So the intrepid pair told the whisk that their space ship was on fire and crashing towards earth. ‘Oh, why didn’t you say?’ replied the helpful whisk. ‘I only dealt with a problem like this the other day.’ So the whisk walked into the engine and………

Very quickly he began to whisk himself into a frenzy. He went faster and faster, creating a massive tornado that blew the fire out in an instant!

“Thank goodness for that!” said Smartie, breathing a sigh of relief! Just at that moment the little butterfly was fluttering near a tightly closed cupboard. The sign on the cupboard showed a picture of a parachute. That gave Smartie an idea. Quickly, he opened the door and found a parachute that fit. Just in time, because the rocket was beginning to break up as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere.

“1, 2, 3….. JUMP!” the bear and the butterfly launched themselves into the rushing fresh air.

Eventually they drifted down to the surface. They landed outside Buckingham Palace, where the Queen and the Royal Family were waving to crowds from the balcony. Everyone was shocked to see a parachuting bear with a butterfly. The Queen was so impressed by their amazing landing that she presented them with a shiny, silver trophy!  

Year R – ZooLab

Year R – ZooLab

This week the Reception children enjoyed a visit from The Zoolab. They got to handle or touch a range of minibeasts, so brave! They really learnt lots about the creatures and asked some fantastic questions. They were a credit to our school and made us very proud.

Year 2 – Eggstra-Ordinary

Year 2 – Eggstra-Ordinary

Year 2 came back after half term to an amazing discovery in the room of Requirement.

They found a large egg in a nest with muddy footprints leading in to the room.

The children took notes and investigated like detectives. They wrote questions to try and answer. In Topic work they have drawn maps to plot different route for how the unusual

visitor may have got in the building.

 

 

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th was Safer Internet Day.  All the children spent the day learning about how to stay safe online and becoming familiar with our new using the Internet SAFEty Rules.

Follow this link to see more of what we got up to.

 

Langstone SAFE internet rules 2020

Year 1 – Visiting Guinea Pigs

Year 1 – Visiting Guinea Pigs

As part of their English work, Year 1 have been learning all about guinea pigs. This work was based on the the book ‘Christopher Nibble’ by Charlotte Middleton. First the children researched lots of information about guinea pigs using books, fact sheets and the internet. They used this information to create fact files about guinea pigs. Then they discovered that Miss Cleeves has two guinea pigs, so they wrote letters to Miss Cleeves asking her whether she was able to bring her guinea pigs into school. The children explained that they had been learning all about them and they asked Miss Cleeves questions about her guinea pigs. On Monday they were lucky enough to have a visit from Blossom and Petal. The children loved meeting the guinea pigs and even got to stroke Petal! Thank you Miss Cleeves.
Year 1 – Stacey Centre Visit

Year 1 – Stacey Centre Visit

Year 1 visited the Stacey Centre as part of their topic ‘Let it Grow’. Whilst there they completed three different activities. They went on a scent trail around the garden identifying a variety of plants and herbs by their smells. They planted lettuce seeds and broad beans which they brought back to school and now these have begun to grow in the classrooms. The children also learnt how to take cuttings of rosemary, planted them and then took them home! Year 1 had a fantastic time and would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents who supported the trip.
Year 2 – Maths

Year 2 – Maths

This week Year 2 have been learning terms that describe the position of objects. The children put different objects in different places and then described where they were. In class 9 the children put themselves in different places. They particularly enjoyed being under the table!! Can you describe where else they were?

Year 1 – Walk to Baffins Pond

Year 1 – Walk to Baffins Pond

Recently, the year one classes went on a walk to Baffins pond in order to identify different types of trees.  They used a plan of the pond to locate the trees and were able to say whether they were deciduous or evergreen.  We also looked at images of how some of the trees would look with their leaves, and hope to observe how the trees change throughout the seasons when walking to the library.

Year 2 – Continents and Oceans

Year 2 – Continents and Oceans

Year 2 have been learning about continents and oceans. The children solved jig-saw puzzles of world maps and named the seven continents and five oceans. Some of the children have been learning a song to help them remember.

Year 2 – Baffins Pond Trip

Year 2 – Baffins Pond Trip

Class 7 went for walk around our local area to compare the local plant and wild life to the jungle.  We looked at the different types of trees and made a list of what we found. We saw Horse Chestnut, Silver Birch, Willow and Fir trees, as well as squirrel dreys. We discussed how the trees and bushes looked at this time of year and how this would compare to the jungle.   We also linked this to map reading by discussing the route as we walked there and back. We plotted this on a map when we returned to the classroom.

 

Year 2 – What a mess!

Year 2 – What a mess!

Year 2 found that their classrooms had been invaded during assembly. Things were out of place, all over the floor, chairs upturned and even banana skins on the carpet. The children found that the mess had been made by a monkey from their ‘Roar’ topic.

Year R – Ambulance Visit

Year R – Ambulance Visit

As part of Reception’s ‘Superhero’ topic, we have also been looking at ‘real life’ superheroes. Arthur’s Mum and Dad who are both paramedics brought an ambulance to the school playground! The children loved learning all about what paramedics do and the equipment used in the ambulance.

To see more photos follow this link.

 

Year R – Fruit Tasting

Year R – Fruit Tasting

As part of their topic and learning about healthy fruit and vegetables the children were given the opportunity to taste the following fruit and vegetables: plums, grapefruit, blueberries, mangetout and kiwi. Can you guess which fruit they were tasting in the photos?

To see more photos of the children tasting fruit follow this link.

Year 1 – RE

Year 1 – RE

Class 4 have been learning about Passover, which is a Jewish festival. They made Matzah bread. It is a flat bread that is quick to make.

Year R – Supertato

Year R – Supertato

Year R have been reading the story of ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. It is about superhero vegetables saving us from ‘Evil Pea!’.  The children have been creating their own superhero vegetables using a range of resources.

Year One – Eggonauts

Year One – Eggonauts

Year 1 have been learning about Tim Peake, his time on the International Space Station and then how he returned to Earth. We learnt how much of the rocket goes into space and that it is only the very top of the rocket; the landing module, that returns back to Earth.
In groups the children designed their own space landing modules to transport their Eggonaut safely back to Earth. The children made their modules using a variety of resources.
As a year group we went out onto the playground to test these modules…
5…4…3… 2… 1…! Which ones do you think were successful?
Afterwards we evaluated our modules, discussing what was successful and what we would improve next time.
Year One Space Art

Year One Space Art

Year One children have been studying the work of Peter Thorpe who is an abstract space artist.  We looked at colour, composition and techniques and then used a variety of media to create work in the style of Peter Thorpe.
We began the process by creating a painted background.  We then added collage planets and used oil pastels for the addition of our rockets.  We think the children have done a fabulous job!
Year R – Gingerbread Men

Year R – Gingerbread Men

School has smelt wonderful this week as Year R have been baking Gingerbread Men! The children made and decorated the Gingerbread Men as part of their Traditional Tales topic. See below the pictures for recipe, in case you fancy making some at home!!

You will need:
Rolling pin
Gingerbread man cutter
Sweets of your choice for decoration
350g plain flour
175g light soft brown sugar
100g butter
1 medium egg
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Icing

Put the flour, butter, ginger and bicarbonate
of soda into a mixing bowl.

Mix it together with your fingertips until it is
crumbly.

Add the sugar, syrup and egg.

Mix until it forms a firm pastry mix.

Preheat the oven to 180 °C or Gas Mark 4.

Dust your work surface with flour.

Using the rolling pin, roll out the pastry until
it’s about 5mm thick.

Using the pastry cutter, cut out the shapes.

Preheat the oven to 180 °C or Gas Mark 4.

Dust your work surface with flour.

Using the rolling pin, roll out the pastry until
it’s about 5mm thick.

Using the pastry cutter, cut out the shapes.

Place the baked gingerbread people onto a
cooling rack.Whilst they are cooling, gather together the
items you want to decorate your gingerbread
people with.You could use raisins, chocolate drops,
chocolate buttons and more!

Put a blob of icing on the gingerbread person
where you want to put a decoration, and
then stick the decoration on top.

 

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

Once again we have decorated a Christmas tree at St Cuthbert’s Church for the Christmas Tree Festival.

The name of our tree is “Rudolph the Peg Nose Reindeer”.  All the decorations were made by our children on Decoration Day.  There is a vote for the best decorated tree so please attend and help us to win.

Please visit the Christmas Tree festival – it is an annual event with over 20 decorated trees, live musical entertainment, crafts for children and refreshments.

Dates and Times

Friday 6th December, 1 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 7th December, 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday 8th December, 1 pm to 5 pm

Entry is £2 per adult with accompanied children free.  All proceeds will be split between the church and the chosen charity which this year in Canine Partners.

Class 9 Read for Pleasure

Class 9 Read for Pleasure

Class 9 was buzzing this afternoon! We were visited by 8 trainee teachers from the University of Chichester who shared some books with us. The children had a great time in groups listening to new stories and completing fun activities linked to the books.

Year 2 and the Dragon

Year 2 and the Dragon

This week the school has been under attack by a dragon!

The fire breathing monster left ash and scorch marks on the field by Miss Page’s office. Year 2 have written letters and reports about the incident.

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

Thank you to all the parents who came to the coffee morning this morning – it was lovely to see you all and have a chat and a muffin.

Year R – Panto

Year R – Panto

In Reception we have been learning all about the Gingerbread Man. We had special visitors who came and performed a Gingerbread Man pantomime. We danced, laughed and sang with the characters and even chased after the gingerbread man!
Year 2 Great Fire of London

Year 2 Great Fire of London

Year 2 re-enacted the Great Fore of London in the hall. The children used their home learning Tudor houses to build, burn and rebuild London.

Click on this link to read all about it.

Year 1 – Space Dome

Year 1 – Space Dome

To launch their Space Topic ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ Year 1 visited the Space Dome. The Dome took up nearly the whole hall. The children  learnt all about the night sky; including stars, planets, the moon and the earth. The children also discovered which astronauts landed on the moon first, 50 years ago!

We are a Golden School

We are a Golden School

This afternoon we were all in high spirits to discover that everyone had followed the Golden Rules all week and no-one lost Golden Time.

Here are some photos of what we got up to in Golden Time this week.

Humanities Week Round Up

Humanities Week Round Up

The whole school met in the hall this afternoon to celebrate all the wonderful work they have done on the Gunpowder Plot during Humanities this week.

Children shared firework art work, poems, collage work of fireworks and letters they had written to Lord Monteagle. Year 2 shared a firework dance.

 

 

 

Year 1 Shape Work

Year 1 Shape Work

This week in year one we have been learning all about shape.  The children have identified the shapes by name and have sorted them by their properties.  They  have also created 2D shapes with lolly sticks and 3D skeleton shapes with art straws.

Year 1 – The Gunpowder Plot

Year 1 – The Gunpowder Plot

Year 1 have been learning about ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ our Humanities Theme Week.  In English they acted out, sequenced and wrote about the events. In Art they created firework pictures using oil pastels and paint and made sparklers. They also wrote about how to keep safe during bonfire night.

Year 2 – The Gunpowder Plot

Year 2 – The Gunpowder Plot

This week is Humanities Theme Week. The whole school are learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

Year 2 learnt the story and acted it out as a series of freeze frames. Do you know what is happening in each picture?

Year R – Woodland Walk

Year R – Woodland Walk

Year R went on a walk to the woodland near Baffins pond. They looked for bugs, created nature rainbows and built habitats for mouse. It was so exciting and they had lots of fun.

Year R – PE

Year R – PE

Year R enjoyed their first half-term of PE. They were great at listening to instructions and making different shapes with their bodies.

Year R – The Gruffalo

Year R – The Gruffalo

Year R have really enjoyed the Gruffalo topic. 

They were very excited when the Gruffalo came to the classroom, he left footprints and mess everywhere! The children did some excellent writing in their books as a result. 

Over the term the children created their own Gruffalo pictures.  First they painted his body, then they added his facial features ( his terrible tusks and terrible teeth) and finally they added the rest of his body features (his knobbly knees and purple prickles). Have a look at the finished art. Didn’t they do a good job?

Year 2 – Shape sorting

Year 2 – Shape sorting

Year 2 have been learning about the different properties of 2D and 3D shapes in maths. The children made came up with different criteria and sorted the shapes accordingly.

Year 1 – Toy Topic

Year 1 – Toy Topic

Year 1 have been learning about toys. They designed a marble run or a marble maze. They used boxes, straws, lids and other resources to follow their designs and make them. Finally they tested and evaluated their marble toys.
Year 2 – Innovating Porridge

Year 2 – Innovating Porridge

Year 2 have been linking their English work to the traditional tale ‘Goldilocks and the three bears.’ This week they have been instruction writing and made porridge. Linking this to their topic work they innovated the porridge to make it perfect by adding banana, raisins and chocolate chips!! Luckily it tasted just right!!

Year 1 – Dogger – Story retelling

Year 1 – Dogger – Story retelling

Year 1 have been learning the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes. In groups the children became the characters from the story and acted it out, each group had a narrator too. The children performed the story to the rest of the class.

Year 1 – Dogger – School Fete

Year 1 – Dogger – School Fete

Year 1 have been learning the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.
In the story poor Dogger gets lost and ends up on the toy stall at the school summer fete. To engage the children and enhance their writing opportunities Year 1 visited the Langstone school fete. There were five stalls; Lucky Sticks, Penalty shoot out, Bottle shy, Hoopla and a Three-legged race. The children had a fantastic time!
Year 1 Toys Topic

Year 1 Toys Topic

Year One have been learning all about toys! Old toys, new toys, we’ve even made our own toys! We followed instructions to make our own Shaker and our own Cup and ball game. We then wrote the instructions in our books so we can make them again one day!

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

This morning our Harvest Festival took place in the hall. We celebrated with songs and looked at all the wonderful donations for Portsmouth Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who generously gave tinned tomatoes and vegetables for the food bank’s collection – they were very gratefully received.

Year R Gruffalo Topic

Year R Gruffalo Topic

Year R are getting stuck into their Gruffalo Topic.

Year 2 Trip to Winchester Science Centre

Year 2 Trip to Winchester Science Centre

Year 2 had a fabulous day out at the Science Centre. The children enjoyed exploring the science exhibits and the Planetarium show.

Click here to see more photos of the trip.

Year 2 – Angelica Sprockets Pockets

Year 2 – Angelica Sprockets Pockets

Year 2 have read the story ‘Angelica Sprockets Pockets’ by Quentin Blake. The children designed and made their own pockets and thought about what they would keep in them.

Year R are getting to know their classes

Year R are getting to know their classes

In Class 1 we have been investigating our environment and learning to share the resources in our classroom and follow the golden rules.  What fun we have had!

Year 1 – Tour de France

Year 1 – Tour de France

Year One have been learning all about the Tour de France and today had their very own ‘stage’ of the competition. Each round saw a different child win a ‘Yellow Jersey’! We also cheered on each team in French!
Class 6 – Olympic Granny

Class 6 – Olympic Granny

As their guided reading challenge last week class 6 learnt the poem ‘Olympic Granny’ over the week and recited it together. They had great fun thinking of actions and though the last verse was very funny.

The poem can also be found on the Poetry4kids website through this link https://www.poetry4kids.com/poems/olympic-granny/
Olympic Granny is Written by Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

From the book My Cat Knows Karate

Year 1 – Wimbledon History

Year 1 – Wimbledon History

Class 6 had an excellent lesson completing their ‘History of Wimbledon’ booklets. They searched high and low for clues to help them fill in all the facts on each page. Great partner work was seen by all and the children were so engaged the time flew by and it was soon time to go back inside.
Year 1 Wimbledon Experience

Year 1 Wimbledon Experience

On the same day as our sports morning year one also held a tennis day. One of the sessions involved the children practising their tennis skills in the playground, some were getting so good at  successfully hitting the ball in their bounce serves that they nearly hit them out of the playground!

The children also practised their fractions by cutting strawberries into halves and quarters. The best bit was that they got  to dip them in cream and eat them at the end of the lesson! The children also watched

some live Wimbledon tennis on TV.

Year R – Messages in Bottles

Year R – Messages in Bottles

The children in Class 3 absolutely loved writing their own messages and putting them in bottles as part of their topic on Pirates.

 

Punch and Judy in Year 2

Punch and Judy in Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about seaside holidays in the past. This week they have looked at Punch and Judy shows. The children used puppets to perform their own Punch and Judy shows to their classmates.

 

Year 2 Maths games

Year 2 Maths games

Year 2 have been playing a variety of Maths games this week to apply their knowledge and understanding of mathematics, involving both number and shape, space and measure.

Team GB athletes visit school

Team GB athletes visit school

Today we are welcoming Team GB athletes Aiden Syers and Chris Greogry to school.

All the children in years 1 and 2 are having a PE session with each of the athletes. the whole school met them and asked them questions in assembly.

Follow this link to see photos of what the children are up to.

Year 1 Burpee Challenge

Year 1 Burpee Challenge

Year One have begun their ‘Going for Gold’ topic. As part of the topic they are challenging themselves with the infamously dreaded exercise of BURPEES!
They started with just two burpees and have increased the amount by two more burpees each day. They are doing the challenge for 30 days in total! That means a grand total of 60 burpees per child, per class! That is a grand total of 5400 burpees across year 1!
WOW!
Year 2 – Save the Whale

Year 2 – Save the Whale

Year 2 were very surprised yesterday to find a whale trapped in the adventure play area. The children went outside to observed and discussed what they found and could see. They then made predictions and asked questions about the scene in their English lesson.

 

Dancing with Darcy

Dancing with Darcy

The children in Key Stage 1 have been learning a dance by Dame Darcy Bussell in their dance lesson this half term.

Here are some

of the children performing their dance.

Year 2 Boat Testing

Year 2 Boat Testing

In their animal groups, Class 9 designed a boat to meet design criteria:
1. It had to be buoyant
2. It had to hold their animal group teddy
3. It had to survive stormy seas
The children then made their group designs and then we went outside to evaluate them.
Elephants made the most successful boat.
Year R are Out of this World!

Year R are Out of this World!

Reception have been making their own aliens in a spaceship and they are OUT OF THIS WORLD! The children created their aliens from salt dough. They also experimented mixing colours to create the perfect colour for their spaceships. The next step was to put it together, the children came up with lots of different ideas.The last step was to decorate the spaceships using different materials of their choice.

Year 2 Visit from Orca

Year 2 Visit from Orca

Year 2 were visited by Emily and Holly from the ORCA organisation. The children learnt all about the different species of whales and dolphins in our seas and oceans. The children were able to look closely at different artifacts including jaws and teeth. The children measured out the size of different whales on the field. It was a fantastic presentation, all the children thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt lots.

Year 2 Investigate Buoyancy

Year 2 Investigate Buoyancy

As part of their Water World topic and the work they have been doing on the Titanic, children in Year 2 have been investigating buoyancy. The children made predictions and then investigated which materials would float or sink. The children considered whether size or shape had an impact and made sure they kept it a fair test.

 

Aliens Love Underpants in Year R

Aliens Love Underpants in Year R

The children in Class 1 having been make a new spaceship role play area for their classroom and creating a range of aliens for their displays.  They have made aliens from toilet rolls and added their own features. The children also used their hand prints to make aliens in their spaceships.  The children chose their own resources for their art work and made rockets using 2D shapes.

Year 2 RE – Creation

Year 2 RE – Creation

Year 2 have started to learn about ‘Creation’ in RE. The children were asked to create a model out of LEGO in pairs, groups or on their own. They had to explain what they had created and why.

Can you guess what they have created?