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Class 8 – Achievement Assembly

Class 8 – Achievement Assembly

Lots of things have changed at school and it might seem quite different. However, our children are working incredibly hard and we are very proud of their achievements. We can’t celebrate in they way we used to, so that is a little different too. Achievement Assemblies now happen in our classes. It’s still special, just in a different way.

Today was the first Class Achievement Assembly. The children were presented with their certificates and the whole class celebrated with juice and a biscuit! Keep up the great work!

Year 2 – Making Wraps

Year 2 – Making Wraps

Year 2 have been looking at healthy eating as a part of their ‘Good to be me!’ Topic.
The children have designed, made and evaluated their own healthy wraps. What do you think?
Year 2 -Greater than and Less than

Year 2 -Greater than and Less than

Year 2  have been learning to compare two numbers and show which number greater or less than the other.

They loved watching this video.
Then they had a go  by taking it in turns to be the alligator eating the biggest number. They are going to continue this learning next week so watch this space for more photos…
Year 1 – Representing Numbers

Year 1 – Representing Numbers

In maths this week, year one have been learning all about number and place value.  The children were asked to represent numbers using a variety of resources.  We were impressed with the different ways they chose to show this.

Year 1 – New Classes

Year 1 – New Classes

What a great start! Year One children have had a fantastic first week back at school and have settled well into their new classes.

Year 2 – Maths

Year 2 – Maths

Year Two have been reminding themselves about using numbers to twenty. They have been working together to order numbers, play Numicon bingo, count on and back and add and subtract within twenty.

Year 2- Good to be me!

Year 2- Good to be me!

Year Two have begun their ‘Good to be Me’ Topic and have enjoyed making paper plate faces. We have been speaking about the different senses linked to each of the features on their face.

Thank You

Thank You

We would like to thank all of our families for the very kind words in cards and gifts they have given us at the end of this very strange school year. They are very much appreciated – thank you. We all wish you a safe, enjoyable and restful summer.

Year 2 Leaver’s Picnic

Year 2 Leaver’s Picnic

It was lovely to see year 2 yesterday. The weather was beautiful. The children and their parents came onto the field to eat their lunch whilst being able to see and say goodbye to classmates and members of staff. The children were able to collect their work, complete a quiz of things they learnt in Year 2, and solve Mrs Knapp’s very challenging photo puzzle. We sang a few of our favourite songs and wished Year 2 luck on their next adventure at the junior school.

 

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Home learning for Friday 17th July

Warm up activity Fist squeeze
  1. Stand, sit or lie down and relax your arms by your sides. Take three soft, slow, mindful breaths. Pay attention to what you are thinking and feeling. 
  2. Imagine those thoughts and feelings gathering like red-hot energy in your hands. Breathe in and squeeze your fists as tightly as you can.
  3. Breathe out and open your hands, soft and loose. Imagine the red-hot energy flying away like sparks.
  4. Breathe in and squeeze your fists again. Let the energy build.
  5. Breathe out, open your hands and let the energy go.
  6. Repeat until you feel calmer.
  7. After you’re done, swing your arms gently side to side to loosen up.
Main activity Thoughts, feelings and actions

How we think, how we feel and how we act are all linked. For example:

‘Becky thinks all dogs will bark and jump up, so Becky feels afraid, and her action is to leave the park.

Everyone has different thoughts, feelings and actions. Here are some other ways people might think, feel and act when they see a dog at the park.

Can you remember a time you felt anxious or worried? What did you think? What did you feel? What action did you take?

 

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

YGame Board Game Piecesear 1 Home learning for Thursday 16th July – Final week

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read a range of genres and texts. 

Have a look at your reading rainbow. Are most of your books fiction (story) or nonfiction (information)? Today you are going to read a new book for the group you are lacking in. 

If you do not have any books at home, you could try an online book from this website: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

When you have read it – add the title to your Reading Rainbow. 

Writing To write for different purposes. 

Today we will be writing our last two pages for our End of Year booklet. Today we are going to think of any successes you have achieved both in school and during lock down. 

Think about successes we can celebrate from school such as merits, achievement assemblies, being on gold (with ticks!), learning a new skill in PE – it can be anything!

When you have done that think about life skills you achieved at home. Making a sandwich, making your bed, cooking, gardening etc. 

Decorate one of the rosettes (below) and then write a short description about what the achievement is for. Alternatively draw your own award and write a description. 

Year_1_page_7_8

Maths To show knowledge of Maths when playing number related activities.

This week’s maths involves showing what you have learnt this year in maths games. Below you will find an activity to print and play. Today’s game has instructions on the sheet. It also has game pieces that you can print, cut out and glue to make your game even more fun!

Game Board

Game Pieces

After you have played, have a look at the following online activities;

1) Education City – Y1 – Maths – activities

2) Purple Mash – Bond Bubbles

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

 (or search BBC – Karate Cats – maths)

Other: Art / Design and Technology. To explore materials and colour. 

Today is the final class based on home learning. To celebrate we would like to award you a ‘Langstone Home Learner’ certificate. You can colour and decorate your certificate. You could even hold your own ‘Achievement Assembly’. 

If you don’t have a printer, draw and decorate your own one.

School summer learner Certificate
CH: Can you make a certificate or card for the grown ups who have helped you over the last few weeks. We have seen all the hard work they have been putting in by helping you and they definitely deserve a big ‘Well Done!’ too. 

A quick note from the year 1 teaching team: THANK YOU TO OUR PARENTS

We have seen all the hard work that parents have been putting in over the last couple of months since the schools were partially closed and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work over this 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 + Miss Poppleton – class4@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

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

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

Class 7 2020

Class 8 2020

Class 9 2020

 

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 16th July 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read a range of genres and texts. 

Have a look at your reading rainbow. Are most of your books fiction (story) or nonfiction (information)? Today you are going to read a new book for the group you are lacking in. 

If you do not have any books at home, you could try an online book from this website: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

When you have read it – add the title to your Reading Rainbow. 

Writing To write for different purposes. 

Today we will be writing our last two pages for our End of Year booklet. Today we are going to think of any successes you have achieved both in school and during lock down. 

Think about successes we can celebrate from school such as merits, achievement assemblies, being on gold (with ticks!), learning a new skill in PE – it can be anything!

When you have done that think about life skills you achieved at home. Making a sandwich, making your bed, cooking, gardening etc. 

Decorate one of the rosettes (below) and then write a short description about what the achievement is for. Alternatively draw your own award and write a description. 

Year_2_page_7_8

Maths To show knowledge of Maths when playing number related activities.

This week’s maths involves showing what you have learnt this year in games. Below you will find an activity to print and play.


After you have played, have a look at the following online activities;

1) Education City – Y2 – Maths – activities

2) Purple Mash – Bond Bubbles

3) https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/361/Snowboard_Slalom

 (or search maths – snow slalom – mathsframe)

Other: Art / Design and Technology. To explore materials and colour. 

Today is the final class based on home learning. To celebrate we would like to award you a ‘Langstone Home Learner’ certificate. You can colour and decorate your certificate. You could even hold your own ‘Achievement Assembly’. 

Certificate

If you don’t have a printer, draw and decorate your own one.

CH: Can you make a certificate or card for the grown ups who have helped you over the last few weeks. We have seen all the hard work they have been putting in by helping you and they definitely deserve a big ‘Well Done!’ too. 

A quick note from the year 2 teaching team: THANK YOU TO OUR PARENTS

We have seen all the hard work that parents have been putting in over the last couple of months since the schools were partially closed and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work over this 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. 

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 16th July

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Memories Booklet

Today we will be writing the last page of the memories booklet. We are going to think of any successes your child has had both in school and during lock down at home.

Encourage your child to think about successes they can remember from school such as merits, achievement assemblies, being on gold (with ticks!), learning a new skill in PE – it can be anything!

When they have done that encourage them to think about any life skills they have achieved at home e.g. riding a bike without stabilisers for the first time, making their bed, independently managing buttons,etc.

Encourage your child to decorate each of the rosettes (attached) and then write a short description about the success it is for. Alternatively your child can draw their own award and write a description.

Maths Children solve problems.

Problem solving measuring time

Look at the page of problems (attached below)  and choose a couple of the problems  to work through with your child. Can they use the appropriate vocabulary when solving the problem with you?

Other:  Being proud of how they accomplished something.

Certificate

Today is the final activity based on home learning. To celebrate we would like to award your child a ‘Langstone Home Learner’ certificate. Your child can colour and decorate their certificate. You could even hold your own ‘Achievement Assembly for your child’.  If you don’t have a printer, encourage your child to draw and decorate their own certificate.

A quick note from the year R teaching team: THANK YOU TO OUR PARENTS

We have seen all the hard work that parents have been putting in over the last couple of months since the schools were partially closed and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work over this time.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk,  Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk, Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

HOME THURSDAY Year_R_memories booklet – Rosette

HOME THURSDAY time-home-learning-challenges

HOME THURSDAY Certificate

Class 5 2020

Class 6 2020

Class 4 2020

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 15th July

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

Memories Booklet

Today we will be writing the next page for the memories booklet (See the page attached below). We would like you to encourage your child to think about:

  • What they have missed most about school 
  • What they are looking forward to in Year One.

Encourage your child to write in full sentences and to use their sounds and keyword knowledge when spelling words.

Maths Using quantities and objects, children subtract two numbers and count back to find the answer. 

Summer colour by number subtraction

Print off the summer colouring sheet attached below. Look at the key and colour each part of the picture depending on the total of the number sentence in that part.

Alternatively, pick a picture you already have in a colouring book for your child to colour and add simple subtraction problems into each section that they have to solve before they colour.

Other:  Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. 

Golden Rules

Today we would like you to help your child create a behaviour chart or poster that will help them remember our school ‘Golden Rules’ over the summer holidays. Remind your child of our school motto  “Be Excellent Everywhere’ and how we try to do this by following the Golden rules both at school and at home.

Our 6 Golden Rules are:

  • We listen, we don’t interrupt.
  • We are gentle, we don’t hurt others.
  • We look after property, we don’t damage things.
  • We are honest, we don’t cover up the truth.
  • We are kind and helpful, we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings.
  • We work hard, we don’t waste time

Together with your child, put these rules into a behaviour chart and decorate it however you choose. Your child could then earn ticks or stickers whenever a grown up sees them following the rules.

 Alternative activity: Make a poster of the rules together to remind your child of them throughout the holidays. 

If you would like a reminder of the stories that go with the Golden Rules, why not listen to Mrs Carter’s assemblies on the school website:

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/golden-rule-assemblies/ 

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk, Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk,  Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

HOME WEDNESDAY Year_R_memories booklet – missed and year one

HOME WEDNESDAY Summer Seaside-Subtraction-to-20-Colour-By-Number

Class 5 2020

Class 6 2020

Class 4 2020

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 15th July 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss books I have read, discussing my likes and dislikes  Look back at the reading rainbow that you made yesterday. Pick a title of a story that you really enjoyed. Re read the story or find an online version on YouTube if you don’t have a copy. Listen to or reread the story. Discuss with a grown up your favourite parts of the story and why you liked them. Are there any stories on your reading rainbow that you didn’t enjoy? Why?
Writing To write for a different purpose.  Today we will be writing the next two pages for our End of Year booklet. We will be thinking about:

  • What we have missed most about school 
  • What we are looking forward to next year.

Year_2_page_5_6

Again use the templates below to help you as needed. Keep focusing on your presentation and taking care with how your booklet looks. It will be lovely to have this to keep as a memory so that you can look back on this time. 

Maths To show knowledge of Maths when playing number related activities.

This week’s maths involves showing what you have learnt this year in games. Below you will find an activity to print and play.


After you have played, have a look at the following online activities;

1) Education City – Y2 – Maths – activities

2) Purple Mash – Bond Bubbles

3) https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/361/Snowboard_Slalom

 (or search maths – snow slalom – mathsframe)

Other: PSHE To think carefully about how my behaviour can affect others. 

Today we are going to create a behaviour chart or poster that will help us to remember our school ‘Golden Rules’ over the summer holidays. Remember we need to be ‘Excellent Everywhere’ and that includes at home. 

Our 6 Golden Rules are:

-We listen, we don’t interrupt.

-We are gentle, we don’t hurt others.

-We look after property, we don’t damage things.

– We are honest, we don’t cover up the truth.

– We are kind and helpful, we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings. 

-We work hard, we don’t waste time

You can put these rules into a behaviour chart, where you could earn ticks or stickers, when a grown up sees you doing these things. Alternatively, you could choose one, two or three rules to focus on. If you don’t want to make a behaviour chart, try making a poster of the rules to remind you of them through the holidays. 

If you would like a reminder of the stories that go with the Golden Rules, why not listen to Mrs Carter’s assemblies on the school website:

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/golden-rule-assemblies/

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 15th July – Final week

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss books I have read, discussing my likes and dislikes  Look back at the reading rainbow that you made yesterday. Pick a title of a story that you really enjoyed. Re read the story or find an online version on YouTube if you don’t have a copy. Listen to or reread the story. Discuss with a grown up your favourite parts of the story and why you liked them. Are there any stories on your reading rainbow that you didn’t enjoy? Why?
Writing To write for a different purpose.  Today we will be writing the next two pages for our End of Year booklet. We will be thinking about:

  • What we have missed most about school 
  • What we are looking forward to next year.

Again use the templates below to help you as needed. Keep focusing on your presentation and taking care with how your booklet looks. It will be lovely to have this to keep as a memory so that you can look back on this time. 

Year_1_page_5_6

Maths To show knowledge of Maths when playing number related activities.

This week’s maths involves showing what you have learnt this year in maths games. Below you will find an activity to print and play. Today’s game should be familiar to you – Snakes and Ladders. You could make it more interesting by throwing two dice instead of one. When it’s your turn, throw two dice, add the numbers, then move that many squares. Beware of the snakes!

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After you have played, have a look at the following online activities;

1) Education City – Y1 – Maths – activities

2) Purple Mash – Bond Bubbles

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

 (or search BBC – Karate Cats – maths)

Other: PSHE To think carefully about how my behaviour can affect others. 

Today we are going to create a behaviour chart or poster that will help us to remember our school ‘Golden Rules’ over the summer holidays. Remember we need to be ‘Excellent Everywhere’ and that includes at home. 

Our 6 Golden Rules are:

-We listen, we don’t interrupt.

-We are gentle, we don’t hurt others.

-We look after property, we don’t damage things.

– We are honest, we don’t cover up the truth.

– We are kind and helpful, we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings. 

-We work hard, we don’t waste time

You can put these rules into a behaviour chart, where you could earn ticks or stickers, when a grown up sees you doing these things. Alternatively, you could choose one, two or three rules to focus on. If you don’t want to make a behaviour chart, try making a poster of the rules to remind you of them through the holidays. Below are some ideas to help you. 

If you would like a reminder of the stories that go with the Golden Rules, why not listen to Mrs Carter’s assemblies on the school website:

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/golden-rule-assemblies/

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. 

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

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

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

 

 

Class 7 2020

Class 8 2020

Class 9 2020

 

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 14th July

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

Memories Booklet

Today we are going to carry on with the ‘Memories’ booklet. The page for today will be about your child’s happiest and funniest memories (See the additional files attached below). Try to encourage your child to write using full sentences.  When writing, encourage your child to sound out the words they want to write as independently as they can. 

Extra challenge: Encourage your child to add more detail to explain why it is their happiest or funniest memory. Eg, My funniest memory was _________ because________.

Maths  Using quantities and objects, children  add two single-digit numbers and count on to find the answer. 

Addition snakes and Ladders

Print off the simple snakes and ladders game (attached below) and follow the instructions to play the game. Alternatively if you do not have a printer, draw a simple grid and make your own snakes and ladders game – don’t forget to add your own addition sentences..

Other:  Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. 

Favourite Lockdown moments

Today we are going to look back over the changes that have happened during lockdown. 

We would like you to help your child to create a piece of photo based art using some of the lockdown photos you have taken over the last few months (alternatively you and your child could draw pictures if you have no photos). This piece of art can take whatever form you choose. You could make a poster, photo montage/picture book, e-book, powerpoint etc..The choice is yours. 

It would be lovely to see what you come up with together so please remember to share it in an email to us.  

Discuss together what changes have happened in the last few months. How have they made you feel? What were your child’s favourite/ least favourite moments?  Allow time for your child to discuss these changes with you. 

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk, Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk, Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

HOME TUESDAY Year_R_memories booklet – best memories

HOME TUESDAY snakes-and-ladders-addition-to-20-board-game-board-game-_ver_2

Class 5 2020

Class 6 2020

Class 4 2020

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 14th July – Final week

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss books I have read.  Today we would like you to make a reading rainbow of books you have read during your time in Year 1. Think back to books that you read as a class in school, as well as at home. Write the titles of books you have read in the lines of the rainbow. How full is it? Discuss with your grown ups which books you have enjoyed and why. 
Writing To write for different purposes 

Today we are going to carry on with our ‘End of Year’ booklets. Our two pages for today will be about our Best and Funniest memories. We will need to write these in full sentences. Remember to start with a capital letter and finish with a full stop. Add more detail to explain why it is your favourite or funniest memory. Eg,

My funniest memory was _________ because________.

Year_1_page_3_4

Maths To show knowledge of Maths when playing number related activities.

This week’s maths involves showing what you have learnt this year in maths games. Below you will find an activity to print and play. Today’s game is very similar to yesterday’s. It can be played by 2, 3 or 4 people. When you land on a square, you have to say the answer correctly. If you are right, you get your next turn (after everyone else has taken a turn). If you get the answer wrong, you miss your next turn.

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After you have played, have a look at the following online activities;

1) Education City – Y1 – Maths – activities

2) Purple Mash – Bond Bubbles

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

 (or search BBC – Karate Cats – maths)

Other: History  To compare changes in living memory. 

Today we are going to look back over the changes that have happened during lockdown. 

We would like you to present some of your lockdown photos / memories in whatever form you choose. You could make a word document, powerpoint, poster, phone montage or printed photo frame montage. 

It would be lovely to see your photo presentations. If it is not possible to send it to us in an email, perhaps pick a few of your best memory photos to send us and tell us about them. 

Discuss together what changes have happened in the last few months. How have they made you feel? Allow time to discuss these changes. 

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. 

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

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

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

Class 7 2020

Class 9 2020

Class 8 2020

 

My Year One Reading Rainbow

 

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 14th July 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss books I have read.  Today we would like you to make a reading rainbow of books you have read during your time in Year 2. Think back to books that you read as a class in school, as well as at home. Write the titles of books you have read in the lines of the rainbow. How full is it? Discuss with your grown ups which books you have enjoyed and why. 
Writing To write for different purposes 

Today we are going to carry on with our ‘End of Year’ booklets. Our two pages for today will be about our Best and Funniest memories. We will need to write these in full sentences. Remember to start with a capital letter and finish with a full stop.

Year_2_page_3_4

Add more detail to explain why it is your favourite or funniest memory. Eg,

My funniest memory was _________ because________.

Maths To show knowledge of Maths when playing number related activities.

This week’s maths involves showing what you have learnt this year in games. Below you will find an activity to print and play.


After you have played, have a look at the following online activities;

1) Education City – Y2 – Maths – activities

2) Purple Mash – Bond Bubbles

3) https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/361/Snowboard_Slalom

 (or search maths – snow slalom – mathsframe)

Other:  To compare changes in living memory. 

Today we are going to look back over the changes that have happened during lockdown. 

We would like you to present some of your lockdown photos / memories in whatever form you choose. You could make a word document, powerpoint, poster, phone montage or printed photo frame montage. 

It would be lovely to see your photo presentations. If it is not possible to send it to us in an email, perhaps pick a few of your best memory photos to send us and tell us about them. 

Discuss together what changes have happened in the last few months. How have they made you feel? Allow time to discuss these changes. 

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

 

My Year Two Reading Rainbow

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 13th July

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

They use past, present

and future forms accurately when talking about events

that have happened or are to happen in the future.

Memory Booklet

As it is the last week of the school year, over the next four days we are going to be making a ‘Memories’ booklet.  Today the focus will be making the ‘Title page’ and a ‘Favourites’ page. Please see the additional files attached below (note: If you don’t have a printer you can copy these ideas to help you with the layout of your own version).  It would be lovely if this booklet became a keepsake for you and your child. 

When drawing, encourage your child to draw their picture with a pencil first and then colour it in.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20.

I Spy and Count to 20

Print off or display the sheet of summer themed objects- see below. Ask your child to count how many there are of each object and record the totals in a simple list. e.g.

                                        ___ boys on bikes

                                        ___ suns

                                        ___ sandcastles

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

Lockdown Art

To mark the end of this unusual school year, why not help your child to  create a piece of ‘Lock down’ art? This will be something your child can look back on when thinking of this time. There are lots of ways you could choose to do this. Here are some ideas to help you.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk,  Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk,  Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

 

HOME MONDAY Year_R_memories booklet – title page

HOME MONDAY Year_R_memories booklet – favourite things

HOME MONDAY I Spy Summer objects

Class 5 2020

Class 6 2020

Class 4 2020

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 13th July – Final week

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To re read familiar texts and increase fluency. This week is the last week of school. We would like you to think back on all the books and texts you have read this year. Choose one that you enjoy and re read it to a grown up. Can you read with increased fluency? How can you make your listener interested in what you are reading?
Writing To write for different purposes 

As it is our last week of term, we are going to be making a ‘Memories’ booklet, over the week. Today we will be making a ‘Title page’ and a ‘Favourites’. See below. If you don’t have a printer you can copy these ideas to help you with the layout. 

Remember, this booklet could be something you keep, so take care with your handwriting and colouring when completing it. Remember to use capital letters for names and at the beginning of sentences and full stops at the end. 

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Year_1_page_2

Maths To show knowledge of Maths when playing number related activities.

This week’s maths involves showing what you have learnt this year in maths games. Below you will find an activity to print and play. Today’s game can be played by 2, 3 or 4 people. When you land on a square, you have to say the answer correctly. If you are right, you get your next turn (after everyone else has taken a turn). If you get the answer wrong, you miss your next turn.

After you have played, have a look at the following online activities;

1) Education City – Y1 – Maths – activities

2) Purple Mash – Bond Bubbles

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

 (or search BBC – Karate Cats – maths)

Other: Art To explore different materials and colours. 

To mark the end of this unusual school year, why not create a piece of ‘Lock down’ art?

This will be something you can look back on when you think of this time. There are lots of ways you could choose to do this. Here are some ideas to help you.

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. 

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

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

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

Class 7 2020

Class 9 2020

Class 8 2020

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 13th July 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To re read familiar texts and increase fluency. This week is the last week of school. We would like you to think back on all the books and texts you have read this year. Choose one that you enjoy and re read it to a grown up. Can you read with increased fluency? How can you make your listener interested in what you are reading?
Writing To write for different purposes 

As it is our last week of term, we are going to be making a ‘Memories’ booklet, over the week. Today we will be making a ‘Title page’ and a ‘Favourites’. See below. If you don’t have a printer you can copy these ideas to help you with the layout. 

Remember, this booklet could be something you keep, so take care with your handwriting and colouring when completing it. Remember to use capital letters for names and at the beginning of sentences and full stops at the end. 

Year_2_cover

Year_2_page_1

Maths To show knowledge of Maths when playing number related activities.

This week’s maths involves showing what you have learnt this year in maths games. Below you will find an activity to print and play.


After you have played, have a look at the following online activities;

1) Education City – Y2 – Maths – activities

2) Purple Mash – Bond Bubbles

3) https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/361/Snowboard_Slalom

 (or search maths – snow slalom – mathsframe)

Other:  To explore different materials and colours. 

To start this transition week have a look at https://langstone-jun.portsmouth.sch.uk/transition-year-2/ this is the junior school website and they have made a special video tour for you to see your way around the school. Spend some time looking at the other information that they have put on their website for you. They also have a facebook page that you may like to follow.

To mark the end of this unusual school year, why not create a piece of ‘Lock down’ art. This will be something you can look back on when you think of this time. There are lots of ways you could choose to do this. Here are some ideas to help you.

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 10th July

Warm up activity Joyful Jellyfish
  1. Lie down on a mat or blanket. Let your arms rest loosely by your sides.
  2. Close your eyes and notice your tummy rising and falling with your breathing.
  3. Feel your muscles sinking into the floor beneath you. Let your body be as still as possible.
  4. Imagine you are a joyful jellyfish floating in the water.
  5. Now let your worries glide off your jelly body. Feel them slip away in the water.
  6. Float freely through the sea – nothing in your way, nothing holding you back.
  7. When you are finished, rise slowly, taking your joyful jellyfish heart with you. 
Main activity Scary? Not scary? 

Some people love to be scared by books, tv programmes or movies. But sometimes a scary story or character can stick in your mind and make you feel anxious about things that don’t exit. It is always OK to take a break from something that scares you, even if you know it’s something made-up like ghosts, monsters or witches. 

If something scary makes you feel overly worried – meaning that you can’t stop thinking about it and it starts to change who you normally are – you might find it helpful to become an expert about that scary thing. 

When you feel calm and brave talk to your grown up and ask questions about that scary thing. They might use books or websites to answer your questions or they might just know the answer. 

No question is too silly. Sometimes by talking about a worry can help us put it into perspective – this means it helps us to understand how we are feeling in relation to other worries and thoughts. 

You and your grown up need a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. With your grown up talk about something that scares you, it might be a character or a movie or something else. Then ask as many questions as you can about it. Together you and your grown up should talk about the answers. 

Your grown up might share an example of something they are scared of, or something they were scared of as a child.

 

Year R Bubbles – Wind Socks

Year R Bubbles – Wind Socks

Year  R Bubbles have made windsocks for our weather theme this week. This afternoon was perfect for trying them out.

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 9th July

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

Roll and Read

Print or (copy into paper) the roll and read game (attached). Get your child to roll a dice and read the tricky words on the line that matches their number. They can colour in the square when they have read it correctly.

Extra challenge: Can your child put the words into sentences?

Maths Children solve problems.

Ice lolly challenge

You will need simple pictures of the same ice lolly with three stripes. You will also need three different colour pens/pencils/crayons.

Challenge your child to colour each lolly differently using the three colours. Each section on the lolly can contain only one colour. How many different lollies can your child make altogether?

Other: Physical Children talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

Keeping safe in the sun

Share the ‘George the sun safe superstar’ video on Youtube with your child : https://youtu.be/T7ghJsZug60

Talk about why it is important to stay safe in the sun. Can your child remember all the things people need to remember to do when out in the sun?

E.g. Slip on a t-shirt, Slop on some sunscreen, Slap on a hat

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 9th July – Weather and Seasons

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss the sequence of texts I have read and how items of information are related.

Read the ‘How to Build a Snowman’ instructions below. When you answer the questions, think carefully about the order of the instructions.

Answer the questions next to the text.

If you do not have a printer, write the answers straight into your workbook. 

Writing

To make simple edits and revisions to my written work. 

You should have finished your story by now. Today you are going to make a final copy of it. You can choose whether you rewrite it into ‘best’ and make it a real book with illustrations or you may like to type it up into a word document and add pictures. If you do this, send us an emailed copy of your work.

Remember to make simple changes and improvements to it as you write it up into your final copy. 

Maths To interpret and answer questions about data from a block graph.

1) A final pair of pyramids for you today. This time, they are a little bit bigger, so more of a challenge! The numbers are in different places. Can you complete them?

2) Use your bar graph to answer the questions below.

3) Have a look at Education City – Y2 – Maths – activities – 8 Statistics. There are some fun data and graph activities there. Enjoy!

Other: 

To recall and identify different seasons and weathers.

To recall the months of the year.

First update your final day for the weather chart of Lagos and Portsmouth.

Watch this video which shows all the different seasons and weather that we experience in the United Kingdom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYpGBtR8Lbs

Today we would like you to be creative and show us a way to represent the seasons in any way you would like. Here are some ideas to help you. 

CH: Label each season and research which months go into which season. 

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 9th July – Seasons and Weather Theme

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

Being encouraged to link what they read or hear read to their own experiences

Listen to the story of Elmer and the Rainbow.  An online version can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv_TnDFiCew

Focus on the ending of the story and what Elmer means by ‘Some things you can give and give and not lose any.’  Relate this to their own life – Can you think about things you can give but not lose? (smiles, tickles, kisses, hugs etc.)

Writing

To say out loud what they are going to write about

To sequence sentences to form short narratives.

Today we would like you to draw a picture of a memory you have on a sunny / snowy / rainy /windy day. (Pick one) When you have drawn your picture, tell your grown up all about what you did that day and what you remember about that day. 

Then write 3 or 4 sentences to tell us all about what happened on that day. Think about:

What was the weather like / what season was it?

Who were you with? Where did you go?

What memorable moment happened? How did you feel?

Remember that we need to be able to read your sentences so take care with your handwriting, full stops and capital letters and make sure your letters are on the line. 

Maths

To consolidate learning and show understanding of number.

This year you have worked so hard during maths activities at school and also while you’ve been learning at home. This week we are going to look at a mixture of skills, activities and challenges, to see what you can do. Are you ready for the challenge?

1) Write three different addition calculations which all have the answer 10. Get 10 cubes or lego pieces to help, make them into three different piles, count and write out the calculation.

a) ____ + ____ + ____ = 10        b) ____ + ____ + ____ = 10    c) ____ + ____ + ____ = 10 

2) Below you will find a maths mat. If you can print it, you can fill in the answers. If you don’t print it, write your answers on paper.

Don’t forget to send a picture of your finished work to your class teacher! The answers to yesterday’s challenge are also below. The answers to today’s challenge are also below, but don’t let the children see them!

3) If you want to, have a look at a maths activity on Education City.

Other: Science

Observe changes across the four seasons.

Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons. 

Think about your seasons learning from yesterday – can you remember the four seasons? What are their names?

We would like you to create something that either represents one, two or all of the seasons.

It could be a drawing, painting, model, craft, song or dance, baking etc, see below for some ideas.

We would like you to be creative and have fun!

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. 

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

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

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

  

Look what we’ve been up to…

Look what we’ve been up to…

Since we have returned to school we have been completing activities and work on different topics including sport, weather, under the sea and the circus. Look at the amazing things we have been doing.

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 8th July – Seasons and Weather Theme

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss word meanings and to understand why/how some words are used for effect.

Share the story of Elmer’s Weather.  If you don’t have this book it can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuvooLLGJms

In the story the author uses these words: ‘splish, splash splosh, flash, bang, crash’.

Write out the words and ask your child to read them.  Encourage them to think about when and why the author uses these word choices.  Explain that they are words that imitate a sound (known as onomatopoeia).

Can they think of other words that can be used to imitate sounds? Make a list.

Writing Write from memory simple sentences dictated by a grown up that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far.

Today we are going to be doing something called ‘dictation’. This is when we listen carefully to a sentence someone tells us and then write it out again. Remember each sentence starts with a capital letter and finishes with a full stop. The grown up cannot tell you the spellings, have your best try at listening to the sounds in the word as you write it out. 

Adult to read these sentences for children:

  • Today it was raining and I got very wet.
  • I jumped in a puddle and it splashed my legs.
  • The sun is very hot so I need to put on my hat. 

When you have written it, check it with your grown up and practise any words you need to.

Maths

To consolidate learning and show understanding of number.

This year you have worked so hard during maths activities at school and also while you’ve been learning at home. This week we are going to look at a mixture of skills, activities and challenges, to see what you can do. Are you ready for the challenge?

1) Write three different subtraction calculations which all start with 10. Get 10 cubes or lego pieces to help, put them into one pile (pile 1), take some out and make a second pile with them (pile 2). Count how many are in pile 2, then the answer (how many are left) is in pile 1.

a) 10 – ____ = ____        b) 10 – ____ = ____      c) 10 – ____ = ____

2) Below you will find a maths mat. If you can print it, you can fill in the answers. If you don’t print it, write your answers on paper.

Don’t forget to send a picture of your finished work to your class teacher! The answers to yesterday’s challenge are also below.

3) If you want to, have a look at a maths activity on Education City.

Other Science Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons.

Can you remember how many seasons there are? Can you remember their names?

What is the weather usually like in each of the seasons?

What clothes might you wear in Spring or Summer or Autumn or Winter?

Choose two of the seasons and then using the templates at the bottom of this document dress the two people in appropriate clothes for the season you have chosen. You might want to draw and colour the clothes or you might want to make some clothes using paper or other materials and stick them on. E.g. Winter – draw or make a woolly bobble hat.

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. 

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 8th July – Weather and Seasons

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

To read a range of genres.

To answer questions about what I have read. 

Look at the ‘Terrible Tornadoes’ reading activity below. Read it through as independently as you can and answer the questions next to it. Check your answers on the answer page. 

If you do not have a printer answer these questions straight into your workbook. 

Writing To write a coherent narrative. (Ending)

Reread your story so far. Is there anything you would like to improve? Make any changes or corrections you need to.

Today we will be writing the ending of our story. Look back at your plan and discuss with a grown up how your story is going to end.

Write up the ending of your story. 

Don’t forget to include:

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Question marks or exclamation marks
  • Commas in a list
  • Clauses to make your sentences longer (and, but, because, when)
Maths

To collect data and make a block graph.

1) Today on your pyramids, the numbers are in the middle. Follow the same rules as earlier this week to complete them (there are two below).

2) There is a blank block graph below. Your task today is to use yesterday’s tally chart to complete the graph. If you do not have access to a printer, use a pencil and ruler to create your own blank graph. An example of a completed block graph is to the left.

Don’t forget to take a photograph of your completed graph to send to your class teacher.

3) Have a look at Education City – Y2 – Maths – activities – 8 Statistics. There are some fun data and graph activities there. Enjoy!

Other:  To identify the four seasons. 

First update your Lagos and Portsmouth weather chart for the day. 

Now we are going to play some games to help us remember the names and features of the 4 seasons. 

Below is a board game for you to play. If you do not have a printer, just roll the dice and read the question. If a player can answer the question, they get a point. Keep a total of the points and then carry on tracking where you got to on the screen. 

When the first player reaches the end, see what the scores are. The player with the highest score wins. 

If you would like to play another seasons game, use your education login to search the ‘Seasons to be Cheerful’ game in ‘Science – KS1’.

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 8th July

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

Literacy/

Physical

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

Cloud Writing Fun


Instead of using traditional writing tools today encourage your child to practise writing using their finger in either shaving foam or sieved flour.

Say a sound (digraph/trigraph) can your child write it?

Extra challenge:

Can they write some words with that sound? 

Can they then put the words into sentences verbally?

Maths Children… say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

You will need: a beach ball or other large ball.

Give your child a 1 more or 1 less number challenge e.g. what is 1 more than 7? After giving them a short time to think, throw the ball to them , they must throw the ball back to you giving the answer to the question. If they get the answer right you may take one step apart. Repeat the activity asking a different 1 more/1less answer. How far apart can you get?

Other: Physical – Health and self-care Children make observations … and explain why some things occur.

Create a Windcatcher.

Step 1: Draw a large spiral on a paper plate or a circle of card. 

Step 2: Ask your child to decorate it with their own design. 

Step 3: Ask your child to carefully cut along the line of the spiral with a pair of scissors.

Step 4: Attach a piece of string to the centre of the spiral and hang outside or near a window.

Step 5: Enjoy the windcatcher as it spins in the breeze.

Talk with your child about what is making the wind catcher move. Why might it move more /less?

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk    

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 7th July

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children read simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Visit the phonics bloom website and play the free game ‘Yes/No Yeti’: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

In the game your child will have to read a simple sentence and then decide if the answer is yes or no.

Example questions:

Can a vet fix a jet?

Can an ear hear?

Is rain wet?

Are the teeth of sharks sharp?

Is all hair fair?

Offline alternative:

Write the example sentences above onto paper and ask your child to sort them into a ‘yes’ and a ‘no’ piles. 

Maths  Children use everyday language to …compare quantities… and to solve problems.

Rain Gauge

You will need:

A large empty plastic bottle

A marker pen

Small stones

Sharp scissors

Step 1: Cut the top half off the plastic bottle.

Step 2: Add a layer of small stones to the bottom half of the plastic bottle. This will help keep it weighed down.

Step 3: Add some water to fill the bottle just above the pebble line

Step 4: Use a marker pen and ruler to mark measuring lines at 1cm intervals on the side of the bottle, starting at the water line.

Step 5:Turn the top half of the bottle upside down and place it inside the bottom half.

Step 6: Place the bottle outside and wait for it to rain!


When it rains your child can see what number the rain comes up to on their new rain gauge.  Over time they can talk about which days it rained more and which days it rained less.

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.

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

Watch, dance and sing a long with Olaf singing ‘In summer’ on YouTube


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnEB2F_v_cE

Alternatively ask your child to pick a song that they sing along with and dance to.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 7th July – Seasons and Weather Theme

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by:

  • Discussing the significance of a the title and events
  • Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done

Share the story of Elmer and the Wind.  If you don’t have this book there is an online version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrL8ypwNqGc

Ask your child to listen carefully because afterwards you will be asking questions about the story to check their understanding.

What is the weather like in this story?  How do you know? (not just from the title).

What was Elmer up to with Wilbur?  Why were the other elephants worried?  Why did the bird think it was a silly thing to do? Why did Elmer stop flying?

Writing

Spell the days of the week.

Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

Remind yourself of the days of the week – you could sing the days of the week song (to the tune of The Addams family) to help. 

Then write a list of each of the days of the week. Remember they need to have a capital letter. 

The rest of this week, next to each day, name, draw the weather symbol to represent that day’s weather. 

Maths

To consolidate learning and show understanding of number.

This year you have worked so hard during maths activities at school and also while you’ve been learning at home. This week we are going to look at a mixture of skills, activities and challenges, to see what you can do. Are you ready for the challenge?

1) Write three different addition calculations which all have the answer 10. Get 10 cubes or lego pieces to help, make them into two different piles, count and write out the calculation.

a) ____ + ____ = 10        b) ____ + ____ = 10      c) ____ + ____ = 10

2) Below you will find a maths mat. If you can print it, you can fill in the answers. If you don’t print it, write your answers on paper.

Don’t forget to send a picture of your finished work to your class teacher! The answers to yesterday’s challenge are also below.

3) If you want to, have a look at a maths activity on Education City.

Other: Geography Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United  Kingdom.

Think back to your learning about weather yesterday. 

Do you know what a weather forecast is?

Watch this video to see how they tell you the weather forecast on TV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/25430933 REMEMBER KEEP SAFE ONLINE

Using some of the weather forecast symbols from yesterday and the map outline at the bottom of this document, see if you can tell us the weather forecast for today.

If you can, present it to someone else in your house or maybe get a grown-up to film you. We would love to see your weather forecasts.

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. 

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 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 7th July – Weather and Seasons

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

To read a range of poetry.

To answer questions about what I have read.

Look at the ‘Song of the Seasons’ poem below. Read it through independently and answer the questions next to it. 

Check your answers on the answer page. 

Writing To write a coherent narrative (middle section). 

Look back at your plans from yesterday. Try and tell your story to a member of her family, this will help you know what you are going to write about. 

Today we will be carrying on from the story starter and writing the middle section of the story. Remember you need to choose the season your story will take place in. 

“One ___________ day I woke up early and something seemed strange. I went to my window and slowly pulled back the curtains. I couldn’t believe my eyes…”

Don’t forget to include:

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Question marks or exclamation marks
  • Commas in a list
  • Clauses to make your sentences longer (and, but, because, when)

Stop when you have reached the end of your middle section. We will be writing the ending tomorrow. 

Maths

1

To collect data and make a block graph.

2

1) Look at the pyramid on the far left. There is one number at the top. Today, your task is to calculate two numbers that add up to this number and add them below. Continue to do that until the pyramid is complete. Ask a grown up to check. There are two pyramids below for you to complete.

2) Your other challenge today is to complete a tally chart of clothes and shoes colours. You may remember completing a tally chart at school this year. You have to count how many items you have of each colour (e.g. if you have 1 pair of green shoes and 6 green t shirts, your total for green is 7).

Keep the completed tally chart for tomorrow.

3) Have a look at Education City – Y2 – Maths – activities – 8 Statistics. There are some fun data and graph activities there. Enjoy!

Other: 

To identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and another the location of the world.

To follow instructions to make a meaningful product. 

Update your weather charts for the weather in Lagos Nigeria and Portsmouth, Great Britain. 

Today we are going to make a wind vane which will help us to see which direction the wind is blowing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IoYzv8mz5s

Watch this video and have a go at making it. If yours doesn’t work, be a Langstone Learner and think about how you could change aspects of it to help it to spin or stand straight. Be resilient! 

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 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 6th July – Weather and Seasons

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Can I answer questions about what I have read? This week our topic is weather and seasons. Read  the ‘Winter Weather’ sheet below. Try to read it on your own. If you get to a word you are unsure of, use your phonic knowledge to help you. If you do not know what a word means, ask a grown up. When you have read the sheet answer the 8 questions below. If you do not have a printer, write the answers into your work books. 
Writing Can I plan a coherent narrative?

This week we are going to be writing our own story based on the seasons and weather, you will need to choose what season your story takes place in (Eg One winter’s day…) Today we want you to read the story starter and then plan what will happen next in your story. You will need to plan the middle and the ending today. This is your story opener. 

“One ___________ day I woke up early and something seemed strange. I went to my window and slowly pulled back the curtains. I couldn’t believe my eyes…”

You need to make a plan of what will happen next. It can be a fantasy story or based on real life events. When planning, you can either draw this or write bullet points. EG:

Here are some other ideas for your seasons:

Spring: 

A tree / plant has grown over night

Summer:

A trip to the beach / holiday

Autumn:

Leaves have fallen from the trees to reveal or create something magical!

Winter:

Christmas adventure / snow has arrived

Maths

To use mathematical knowledge in real life situations.

1) Have a look at the number triangle on the left. This one on the left is how the challenge begins. The one on the right is the completed example. Each pair of numbers next to each other needs to be added and the number written in the space above. Continue until the pyramid is complete.

2) Two of the pyramids are blank. Write your own choice of numbers on the bottom rows and complete each. Challenge yourself – try to write a different number in each bottom brick.

Other:  To identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and another the location of the world.

What’s the weather like today? Is it the same as this everywhere else in the United Kingdom, or everywhere else in the world? This week we’re going to find out. First of all, try to watch this video about the weather in the UK and in Australia;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1-ks2-your-world-north-of-england-north-australia/zjrtscw

(search – bbc ks1 opposite climates)

This week, we are going to record the weather in Portsmouth and one other place in the world, to see if it’s the same, or different. We will use the BBC weather site to find weather details;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather

The place we are going to record the weather, as well as Portsmouth, is a city called Lagos. Lagos is in Nigeria, a large country in Africa. Nigeria is in the same time zone as the UK. This makes it better to contrast the weather, as it will always be the same time of day in both places.

Find out more about Nigeria here;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/znxp92p

(search – bbc ks1 let’s explore nigeria)

Below you will find a recording sheet. Try to fill this in at the same part of the day each time (e.g. mornings for each one, even if not at the same time each day). Draw and colour the weather symbol that you see on the web site, then record the temperature. 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 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 6th July

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.

Listen to the story of Elmer’s Weather on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DuvooLLGJms

Note: This video may contain adverts please watch through before sharing with your child.

Talk with your child about all the different weather that Elmer experiences in the story and all the things he does in that weather. 

Encourage your child to draw a picture about their favourite weather and write a sentence about what they like to do.  E.g. I like to go to the beach when it is sunny.

Remember to encourage your child to use the sounds they know to write. This may mean each word is not spelt completely correctly e.g. beech, sunnee.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20.

Draw a cloud with some large raindrops falling underneath. In the raindrops write the numbers (0-20) that your child finds the most difficult to recognise in each raindrop.

On smaller pieces of paper draw a group of objects (e.g raindrops/suns) to match the quantity on each of the drops on your cloud page. e.g .

 Turn all the smaller pieces of paper face down on the floor/table. Ask your child to pick one, turn it over and count the objects. If they count accurately they can place a counter on the corresponding numbered raindrop.

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

Design a Weather wheel

Talk with your child about the different types of weather they know. Using a paper plate or a large circle of card, create a weather wheel like the one in the picture.

Each day ask your child to change the weather wheel arrow to match the weather they can see outside. (alternatively you can use a peg rather than a spinning arrow to mark the weather by clipping it to the side of the wheel)

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 6th July – Seasons and Weather Theme

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them.

Share the story of Elmer.   If you don’t have this book there is an online version being read by the author at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrD18XLmlM

Discuss the story with your child and ask them to explain their understanding of what happened.

Writing Composing a sentence orally before writing it. Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense.

Link to Geography activity below, read first. 

Having explained your reasons verbally for sorting your weather, now write your sentence down. You can use the sentence frame below: 

I think _______ is good weather because __________. 

I think _______ is bad weather because ___________.

Remember to read your sentences back to check they make sense.

Maths

To consolidate learning and show understanding of number.

This year you have worked so hard during maths activities at school and also while you’ve been learning at home. This week we are going to look at a mixture of skills, activities and challenges, to see what you can do. Are you ready for the challenge?

1) Write down 3 numbers between 10 and 20. Show them to a grown up to check.

2) Below you will find a maths mat. If you can print it, you can fill in the answers. If you don’t print it, write your answers on paper.

Don’t forget to send a picture of your finished work to your class teacher!

3) If you want to, have a look at a maths activity on Education City.

Other: Geography Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United  Kingdom.

What is weather? Can you think of different types of weather?

Look at the weather forecast symbols at the bottom of this document.

Can you sort them into good and bad weather?

Can you then explain why you have sorted them that way? E.g. Some people might say rain is bad weather because you can’t go out and play. However some people might say rain is good weather because it helps the plants grow.

Extension activity– Can you think of any other types of weather that weren’t on the bottom of this document? Can you draw a weather forecast symbol for them?

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. 

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 R Circus Skills

Year R Circus Skills

The Reception children have been learning all about the circus.  At the end of the week they enjoyed circus performances from their peers and had popcorn.  They walked the tightrope, span plates, walked on stilts and danced.  A wonderful time was had by all at the ‘Big Top’.

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Home learning for Friday 3rd July

Warm up activity Mind Bubbles 
  1. Sit mindfully, with your spine straight and body relaxed.
  2. Imagine you are holding a bubble wand.
  3. Breathe deeply, then breathe out as if you are blowing a bubble through the wand. 
  4. Breathe in again and notice your worry. Imagine what it looks like.
  5. Breathe out and blow your worry through your bubble wand. Imagine forming a bubble.
  6. Imagine the bubble pops and disappears.
  7. Keep blowing out worries until you feel ready to go on with your day. 

Tip: You can also try this with a real bubble wand and bubbles!

 

Main activity My Day

Having routine can help you feel calm and in control. If you know what is coming next and have a plan for each day, it can help you worry less. If you don’t have a routine you can create one with your parents. Why not draw a routine like a comic strip? Think about what you do in the morning, eat breakfast, watch TV, get dressed and washed? Can you draw these on your strip. You could try to get into the habit of talking about your plans for the following day with your family – knowing what you are ‘planning’ to do can help you feel calmer each day. 

One important thing we need to remember about plans is that they can change and it is ok for plans to change but having some understanding of what we plan to do keeps us calm.

When you draw your comic strip talk to your grown up about the things that could change and the things that definitely won’t. 

 

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 2nd July – Sport Theme

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, any book you have at home. It can be one you have read before or one you haven’t, but you do need to be able to read it by yourself. (Free colour banded ebooks available on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/REMEMBER KEEP SAFE ONLINE.

Once you have chosen a book then read it independently using your reading skills and phonic knowledge. Once you have read it, think about what happened in the book. Can you tell someone else what happened?

Writing Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.

Can you write an acrostic poem for the word ‘SPORTS’?  Remember to write the word ‘SPORTS’ down the side of the page and then start each line with that letter.

Think about your word choices as they should be linked to the word you are writing about.  Once completed you should perform your poem out loud.  Perhaps share it with a grown up or make a video to send to us.

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

Find your number cards for the numbers 1 – 20. 

On the reverse of each, have a go at writing the word for that number name. 

Extension: 

Have a go at the game “Fluffy Clouds” on Education City where you can practice matching the word to the numeral. 

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/25721/3/2/1

Other:  Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Choose a favourite song and try to create your own short dance routine for at least 32 beats of it. That is 4 sets of 8 counts. 

Here is an example below: 

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  (4 walks forward, step turn, step clap)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  (4 walks backward, step turn the other way, step clap)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  (right arm up, left arm up, clap clap, right arm down, left arm down, jump jump)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (roll your arms on your right side for counts 1-2, roll your arms on the left side for 3-4, crouch down to the floor for 5-6, pause for count 7, jump up as high as you can for count 8)

See if you can get people at home to join in with you. We’d love to see film clips of your dances! (Feel free to use the example to some music if you’re a bit stuck!)

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. 

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 2nd July – Sport Theme

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To use my reading skills to solve problems and answer questions.

Today we should finally solve the reading mystery! We will be solving the last clue to find out the last piece of information about the person who stole the missing medal. Put it with all the other information you have gathered this week and solve the mystery of who took the medal! 

Good luck! Don’t forget to tell your teacher who it was.

Writing To write for a different purpose. 

Today is our final day thinking about our favourite sport. We would like you to research a famous sports person and present some information about them. This could be a Powerpoint, typed into a word document, a handmade leaflet or a poster. You should choose.

We look forward to seeing all of your outcomes. If it is on the computer, ask your grown up to send it to us! 

Here are some headings to help you:

Early Life

Why are they famous?

Sporting Achievements

Fun Facts
Interesting Information

Maths To use and apply knowledge of number and logic. Below you will find some Maths practice questions. Some are calculations (sums), others are problems to solve. Do the ones you are confident with first, leave the harder ones until last. Don’t forget to use strategies like column method, blank number line, jottings, arrays, drawing Dienes or mental knowledge. Check your work. Always ask yourself – Does my answer make sense?
Other:  To identify the meaning of the symbols associated with the olympics. 

Rewatch the video from yesterday 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSf7-LsmU3Y

Today we are going to think of the symbols of the olympics.

Draw each symbol that is associated with the olympics and a short explanation of what those symbols represent. For example:


 Use the video to help you with the meaning of these symbols. You may also want to think about the medals or other symbols associated with the olympics.  

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 2nd July

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children read some common irregular words.

Tricky word ball skills

Write some of the tricky words your child finds challenging on cups, cones or bottles. Place them in a line with equal spaces between them. Ask your child to read each word as they dribble a ball past each one. Score one point for each word read correctly.

Repeat the activity and see if your child can beat their previous score (change the words if they got them all right the first time!).

Example tricky words:

Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4

no

go 

the

I

to

of 

is

into

she

my

they

are

you

was

all

are

little

said

were

have 

like

there 

one

so

Maths Children recognise, create and describe patterns.

Sports Shirt Patterns

Using up to 4 colours, ask your child to create a design for a sports shirt for their favourite sporting activity.  

They must include a pattern on their shirt.

Ask your child to talk about and describe the pattern they have created.

Other: Physical Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise…and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

Hold your own sports day with your child.

 This could include:

  • balancing the ball on a bat (made earlier in the week) for as long as possible without dropping it.
  • a boiled egg and spoon race.
  • an obstacle course with a range of objects to go over and under.
  • jumping, hopping, skipping or running races.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 1st July – Sport Theme

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To use my reading skills to solve problems and answer questions. Today we are carrying our reading mystery. We will be solving clue 4 to find out some more information about the person who took the missing medal! Look at the clues below to find the next clues. 
Writing To write for a different purpose. 

Today we are going to think about our favourite sport. We are going to write a step by step guide / instructions of how to perform a skill or play the game. 

For example, 

How to do a handstand

  1. Step forward onto your ‘best’ leg.
  2. Place your hands onto the floor.
  3. Kick both legs up.
  4. Squeeze your legs together and keep your arms straight.
  5. Step down back onto your feet. 
Maths To use and apply knowledge of number and logic. Below you will find some Maths practice questions. Some are calculations (sums), others are problems to solve. Do the ones you are confident with first, leave the harder ones until last. Don’t forget to use strategies like column method, blank number line, jottings, arrays, drawing Dienes or mental knowledge. Check your work. Always ask yourself – Does my answer make sense?
Other:  To compare events in history to events today.

As we know, this year should be an olympic year but it has been postponed. In preparation for this we will build up our knowledge of the olympics past and present. Watch this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSf7-LsmU3Y

Now we will compare the ancient olympics and the modern olympics similarities and differences. 

Split your page in half and write ‘Ancient olympics’ at the top of one column and ‘Modern Olympics’ at the top of the other page. 

Now record in bullet points the things that were similarities and differences between the two events. Think back to the video to help you – what rewards did the athletes win? How many times do the olympics take place? 

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 July – Sport Theme

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 Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’. Ask a grown up to help you find out about Andy Murray (there is some information attached but you may like to carry out your own research with support).  Once you know who is, what he does and some interesting facts, we would like you to produce an informative fact file about him.  Remember to include headings and key information e.g. name, age, place of birth, famous for, interesting facts etc. and to think carefully about your punctuation and handwriting.
Maths Use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Using your number cards that you made on Monday…

Pick up two number cards e.g. 53   and  72. 

Then use the following speaking frame to describe the relationship between the numbers e.g. 

72 is more than 53.  53 is less than 72.

Repeat.

____ is more than _____.  _____ is less than ______

Extension: Play “Fish with Manu” on Education City https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/26128/3/2/1

Other:  Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Join Strictly’s Oti Mabuse with her Boogie Beebies with episode 1 “Zoom to the Moon” available on BBC iPlayer. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jsf1/otis-boogie-beebies-series-1-1-zoom-to-the-moon

Please ensure you are SAFE when accessing the internet. Feel free to try more of her dance routines too! We would love to see some film clips of your dances!

If you do not have access to BBC iPlayer – Oti’s Boogie Beebies is on CBeebies weekdays at 8:30 am. 

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. 

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 R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 1st July

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Visit the phonics play website and play the phase 3 game called ‘Pick a picture’: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/pick-a-picture

In this game your child has to read the words and then select the matching picture.

Offline alternative:

Give your child a set of words (containing phase 3 sounds) to read and match to object around the house e.g.

hook

carpet

gown

light

coin

cord

loaf

feet

chair

Maths Children use everyday language to talk about distance.

How far can you jump?

Draw a line on the ground outside or make a line indoors with a belt.

Step 1:  Ask your child to stand on the line and jump forward as far as they can.  

Step 2: Mark where your child has landed. 

Step 3: Repeat  steps 1 and 2 i.e do another jump. 

Step 4: Compare the distance of each jump e.g. talk about which jump was longer, shorter, further, nearer.


Extra Challenge: Can your child use their hands or feet to measure how far they have jumped  and use this information to compare the jumps? 

Other: Physical – Health and self-care Children know the importance of…a healthy diet and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene.

Fruit kebabs/salad

Talk to your child about why we eat fruit and vegetables to keep healthy.  


Make fruit kebabs sticks or a fruit salad with your child and talk about basic hygiene and safety while making them e.g. What do we need to do before we handle food?  Why do we need to wash our hands? How do we safely hold a knife? Why shouldn’t we touch knives without a grown-up helping us?

Extra Challenge: Can your child write a list of all the fruits or equipment they have used? Can they write about their favourite part?

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk    

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 30th June  – Sport Theme

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To use my reading skills to solve problems and answer questions. Today we are carrying on with our reading mystery. We will be solving clue 2 and 3 to find out some more information about the person who took the missing medal! Look at the clues below to find the next clues. 
Writing Can I use a clause to extend my sentences. 

Think back to yesterday when you choose your favourite sport. Today you are going to draw the ‘kit bag’ for that sport and draw 3-5 things in the bag.

When you have drawn the bag, write a sentence for each item, stating why you would need that item for the sport. 

Remember to try and use a clause to extend your sentence, for example:

“I would need football boots, with studs, so that I don’t slip on the mud.”

“Footballers would need a football because….”

“Footballers need shin pads so…”

Maths To use and apply knowledge of number and logic. Below you will find some Maths practice questions. Some are calculations (sums), others are problems to solve. Do the ones you are confident with first, leave the harder ones until last. Don’t forget to use strategies like column method, blank number line, jottings, arrays, drawing Dienes or mental knowledge. Check your work. Always ask yourself – Does my answer make sense?
Other:  To understand similarities and differences between the UK and another country.

You should now be an expert on the next host country of the Olympic Games, Japan.

Your task today is to make a fact poster about Japan. You could call it ‘All about Japan!’.

Create your poster on one or two sheets of A4 paper. Think about the poster layouts we did at school this year – use headings, draw or print pictures (label the pictures or write a caption to explain them), ‘Did you know?’ boxes, fun facts. Use the Internet to find more pictures or information about Japan if you would like to.

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 30th June

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

Watch the ‘Ready Steady Mo’ story again on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwYROLGGsSo 

Information for those without YouTube access:  The story talks about all the places you can run. Talk with your child about all the places they could run.

Ask your child to write some sentences about where they can run (e.g I can run to the park.). Encourage them to use their sounds to write. It is ok if some of the words are not spelt completely correctly as long as the sounds are appropriate (e.g. path = parth, garden = gardoon). Encourage your child to read their sentences to you after they have finished.

Maths  Using quantities and objects, children add two single-digit numbers and count on to find the answer.

Label up to ten cups with some of the numbers  0 to 10.

Step 1: Ask your child to throw 2  balls or rolled up pairs of socks into the numbered cups.

Step 2: Ask your child to say the numbers on the cups where the balls landed.

Step 3:  Ask your child to add the two numbers together to find the total. Encourage them to count on from the largest number.

Extra challenge: Can your child write the corresponding number sentence e.g. 7 + 3 = 10

Repeat for other pairs of numbers.

Other: 

Physical development

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

Paper Plate Balloon Tennis

You will need: The bats you made yesterday

                       A balloon

Using the paper plate bats from yesterday, play tennis with your child.  

Note: If you do not have a balloon you could play this game using a balled up pair of socks and your hands.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 30th June – Sport Theme

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 and make a set of skittles/bowling pins. 

On each pin, have a different phase 5 phoneme – see the 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. E.g. Knock down ‘ay’ – say ‘play’.

Keep playing until you have said all the phonemes on the skittles.

Writing Discuss what they have written to check that it makes sense

Now that the football kit is sorted the school has decided that they need a team mascot.  Look at the different images attached to learn about different mascots.

What will your mascot look like? Draw a picture and write some sentences to describe it.  Remember to read your work to check it makes sense.

Maths Given a number, identify one more and one less 

Choose, at random, one of your number cards that you made yesterday.

What number have you picked? What would be one more than this number? Find it. 

What would be one less than this number? Find it. 

Repeat

To make it more competitive, you could turn it into a race. The first person to find the number gets a point. The first person to 10 points wins. 

Other:  Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

With people in your house, create some sort of game involving a ball (it can be any size ball, even a marble) and the need to score points. The winner/winning team is the person who gets the most points. It is up to you how you score, how many points you get for scoring, and what the rules are for defending. 

Be creative and have fun with it! 

It would be great if you could even put together an explanation (this could be verbal and filmed) of how your game works so that we can see!

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. 

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

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

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

                                                                                       Olympic Mascots  & Football Mascots

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Monday 29th June – Sport Theme

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. Use your phonic knowledge to read the sport themed words and then find them on the wordsearch. (See the bottom of this document)
Writing 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
Langstone Infant School would like you to design a school football kit and write a description to explain your design choices.  Think about colours, design, pattern, style and logo.
Maths Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals

Create your own number cards to 100. 

Cut up some squares of paper and on each square, write a number until you have all of the numbers to 100! You will need these number cards throughout the week so look after them.

Make sure your numbers are the correct way round, and also that your digits are in the correct order e.g. seventeen is written 17, not 71. 

Other: 

Are you ready to get active? 

Look at the attached picture to find out the actions required for different letters. 

Then, spell out your name with the actions. Challenge your family members to do it too! 

We’d love to see some videos of your efforts!

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. 

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 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 29th June – Sports theme

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To use my reading skills to solve problems and answer questions. This week we will have a look at a mystery we need to solve! Each day you will get a clue and by Thursday you will have solved the mystery! The full PDF is also attached so Mums and Dads can read through the whole document to help you, but each day we will attach that day’s clue to the planning sheet. Today you need to read the problem/story starter below and the first clue to find out something about the person who has taken the missing medal.
Writing To write sentences which include clauses.

This week is all about ‘Sport’. 

Today we would like you to tell us about your favourite sport. It could be a sport that you take part in or one that you enjoy watching. 

  1. Draw a picture which links to that sport.
  2. Write some sentences to tell us what your favourite sport is and why it is your favourite. You will need to use clauses to make your sentences longer such as ‘because’.
Maths To use and apply knowledge of number and logic. Below you will find some Maths practice questions. Some are calculations (sums), others are problems to solve. Do the ones you are confident with first, leave the harder ones until last. Don’t forget to use strategies like column method, blank number line, jottings, arrays, drawing Dienes or mental knowledge. Check your work. Always ask yourself – Does my answer make sense?
Other:  To understand similarities and differences between the UK and another country.

This year 2020, was meant to be an Olympic year. Sadly the Olympics have been postponed until 2021. However, we are still going to find out some things about the Olympic host city (Tokyo) and country (Japan).

A PowerPoint file should have been emailed to a grown up to accompany this week’s learning. A link is also available on the school website (the file is called All about Japan).

Have a look through the information. There are some questions below. Show your teachers what you have found out about Japan.

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

 

All_about_Japan_1

 

    

 

 

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 29th 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.

This week’s topic theme is ‘Sport’

Watch and listen to the story ‘Ready Steady Mo’ written by athlete Mo Farah on youtube:

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

Talk about the story with your child. Can you make up your own run sentences verbally e.g. Run to the bath. Run around the garden. Run down the path. etc.  

Offline alternative:

Alternatively choose your own sports themed book and talk about the events with your child. Can they make up some of their own sentences about what happened?

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20.

Sports number challenge

Label up to ten cups with numbers between 10 and 20.  

Step 1: Ask your child to throw a ball or a rolled up pair of socks into a cup. 

Step 2: When the ball lands in a cup ask your child to say the number on the cup..

Step 3: Challenge your child to complete the given number of physical exercises e.g. If they get a 10 challenge them to do ten star jumps. 

Repeat the game for other numbers.

Other:  Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.

Paper plate bats 

You will need:  2 paper plates (or card cut into circles) and lolly sticks (or other kinds of stick).

Ask your child to decorate the two paper plates with their choice of design.  When they have finished decorating the plates, stick the lolly sticks on the back of the plates to make two bats. Note: You will need a balloon to go with these bats for tomorrow’s activity.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Home learning for Friday 26th June

 

Warm up activity Balanced Breathing
  1. Sit mindfully, with your spine straight and body relaxed. Take three soft, slow, mindful breaths.
  2. Press your fingers against one nostril to block it off. Breathe in through your other nostril and hold your breath.
  3. Now remove your fingers and block off your other nostril. Breathe out slowly through the open nostril and breathe in again.
  4. Block the first nostril again. Breathe out slowly through the open nostril and breathe in again.
  5. Continue switching sides. Breathe out and in three times each side.
  6. When you are done, relax your hands in your lap. Take three more mindful breaths through both nostrils. Take a moment to notice how you are feeling. 
Main activity Feeling grateful

Sometimes when things make us feel worried it is good to try and focus on things that make us feel happy or grateful. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. Having a readiness to show appreciation for kindness. This week we are going to do a gratitude focused drawing activity. Both you and your child should take part, having your own piece of paper to draw on. You can do as many as you like, you can do it all in one go or do a few every now and again. 

On your paper draw:

  1. Something that makes you happy.
  2. Something you couldn’t live without.
  3. Someone who helps you.
  4. Something that makes you smile.
  5. Something that you love to do.
  6. Someone that makes you smile.
  7. Someone you love.
  8. Something you think is fun.
  9. Something that makes you feel good.
  10. Something that makes you laugh. 

We look forward to seeing or hearing about some of the things you have drawn. 

 

 

Year 2 -Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 -Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 25th June 

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

Today we are going to read a letter from ‘Buttons the Clown’ to their friend. Using what Buttons says in the letter, think carefully about how he feels. 

When you have read the letter, answer the questions. 

Writing To write a coherent narrative?

Today you are going to imagine that you have been in the circus for a little while now and you are going to write a letter home to your family. 

You will need to tell them what life is like in the circus, how you are feeling, what are some of the best parts and what you are missing at home. 

Remember to think carefully about making your work make sense. 

You will need to include:

  • Capital letters and fullstops.
  • Exclamation marks / question marks
  • Commas in a list
  • Clauses to make your sentences more detailed. (“I am really enjoying the performances because…”)
Maths

To use and apply Mathematical knowledge in real life situations.

Today, use all three of the price lists. They are all below, in case you don’t have them from earlier this week.

There are some questions about planning the spending of the whole trip – bus fares, tickets and snacks.

Your challenge is to do the first five. If you are confident, try 6 and 7.

Other:  To work logically and build resilience.

Now that you’ve become a circus performer, you will know about the importance of working carefully and logically.

Below you will see a Word Fit exercise. Can you get all of the circus words to fit in the grid?

Don’t forget to take a photo of your completed grid and send it to your class teacher.

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 25th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – high frequency words Children read some common irregular words.

Play the ‘sighties’ game from the teach your monster to read website: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/sightwords. (note this is a new game and is still in testing mode, when we played it here it worked ok but be prepared for glitches!) 

Offline alternative: Write out at least 10 tricky words on paper and hide them around the house. Ask your child to hunt for them and read each one as they find them. How many did they get right? Play the game again and see if your child can beat their previous score.

Maths – 2D shape Children explore the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

2D shape picture

Ask your child to create a 2D shape picture of the circus.  Talk to them about the different shapes they have used?

What shapes have you used?

How do you know this is a square?

What can you see on a square?

Mathematical language: 2D flat shape, side, corner, triangle, square, rectangle, circle, round, curved, straight.

Other: Understanding the World – The World  Children make observations and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Materials needed: small water bottle, balloons, vinegar, baking soda and a small funnel.

With support, ask your child to put a teaspoon of baking soda in the bottle.

Pour 1 inch of vinegar into the bottle quickly.

Then the adult will need  to put a balloon over the top of the bottle and then ask your child to observe what happens and talk about what they see. (The gas created by the vinegar and baking soda will inflate the balloon – The children do not need to talk about the actual science, but what they can see happening.)

What happened to the balloon?

Why do you think the balloon went up?

Remember to email the school to let us how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 25th June – Circus Theme

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.

Read the ‘Day of the Circus’ with an adult or older sibling. Talk about words that you don’t know the meaning of and try and spot common exception words. 

Once you have read it, answer the questions about what you have read. 

Think about the four different pieces you have read this week, can you say which is your favourite and why? Email your teacher to tell them. 

Writing

Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Write sentences by:

–    Saying out loud what they are going to write about

–   Composing a sentence orally before writing it.

Can you draw a picture of your own circus? What might you have in it? Are there any clowns or acrobats? What might the people be doing in your circus? What colour is your big top tent?

When you have finished drawing your circus, now write a few sentences telling us all about it.

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.

Maths

Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems 

such as 7 = __   – 9.

Set a scenario for your child involving money…see the example below. You may choose to do biscuit toppings (like the example), pizza toppings, sandwich fillings or anything that you like.  You can alter the value of the toppings or the amount that Minnie has to spend depending on your child’s ability.

Other:  Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense

Can you remember the parts of the body you discussed yesterday? 

Today you are thinking about the 5 senses, can you remember what they are from the writing task yesterday?:

 sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch.

Which part of your body do you use when you are using your sense of sight? 

Which part of your body do you use when using your sense of smell? 

Which part of your body do you use when using your sense of taste?

Which part of your body do you use when using your sense of hearing?  

Our sense of touch is experienced by our whole body through our skin. 

Have a watch of the following clip to learn more about our 5 senses. Remember to Keep SAFE online

https://youtu.be/q1xNuU7gaAQ

Next time you go outside on a walk (adhering to social distancing guidelines), be aware of your senses. What can you see, hear and smell on your walk? Can you see things that have different textures and would feel different? 

Please do not eat any leaves/plants/flowers/berries you may find on your walk. 

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. 

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 R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 24th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – phonics – writing Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Pick the 5 sounds your child finds the most challenging e.g air, ear, oi, oa, ch and write them at the top of 5 columns e.g.

air ear oi oa ch

Challenge your child to write a list of words in each column that contain the given sound. .

Note: some of the words may not have the digraph/trigraph written the way the children have been taught so far (phase 3) i.e they may not be spelt correctly but will be phonetically correct (e.g snow = snoa, bird=burd/berd,) it is ok if they do this as we are focusing on them being able to transfer the sounds they hear onto paper in writing. 

Maths – calculation – Subtraction – problem solving Children can subtract with two single-digit numbers and count back to find the answer.  They can solve problems.

Repeat yesterday’s maths activity, but instead of adding 1 more object to the box, take away an object.  

You will need a box (in which objects cannot be seen)  and up to 20 small objects e.g. toys/beads/pegs.

Step 1: Choose a number (1-20) without telling your child the number you have chosen.

Step 2: Count the objects into the box one at a time with your child.

Step 3: Ask your child: “Can you tell me how many objects are in the box?” 

Step 4: Ask your child to write the number that you have counted into the box on a piece of paper.

Step 5: Take one object out of the box (without showing the objects inside) and ask your child “How many are there now?” 

Step 6: Ask your child to write the number down. 

Step 7: Show your child how many are inside the box and count to check. Did they get the answer right?

Repeat the activity using other numbers.

Challenge:  Can they write the subtraction number sentence related to the maths problems they have solved.

Other: PSED – Self-confidence and Self-awareness Children are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.

Show your child a picture of a circus tent and what it needs to make it strong (to be out in all weathers).  Ask them to construct a building for their circus and then talk about the choices they have made.

What objects will they use to build their circus? 

Why did they choose those objects?

How have they made their building strong so it won’t fall down?


 Useful Link: here is a Youtube video of a circus tent being set up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc2AY7mAngs

Note: Please watch this video through first before showing to your child to ensure you are happy with its content.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to.

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk    

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 24th June – Circus Theme

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.

Using the poem below; ‘Walking on the highwire’. Read it with an adult and talk about what it is about. Try to identify the rhyming words. Think carefully about sounding out the words, a lot of the digraphs and trigraphs are ones we have learnt in phonics. 

There are some split digraphs – ‘a_e’, ‘i_e’. 

There is the ‘ow’ digraph and the ‘igh’ trigraph. 

Work with a grown up or older sibling to answer the questions about what you have read. 

Writing

Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Write sentences by:

–    Saying out loud what they are going to write about

–   Composing a sentence orally before writing it.

If you have been to a circus before or have seen a circus, then think about what you liked the most. What was your favourite part and why?

If you haven’t been to a circus before then look at the photos from yesterday again. What was your favourite photo and why?

Now write some sentences about which part of the circus you like and remember to use ‘because’ to help you explain why you like it.

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.

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

Label some food packets to create a shop or use the mats attached.  Choose two items and work out the total.  Repeat with different choices.

Think about methods to support your addition i.e. largest number first or adding the tens and then the ones.

Other:  Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense

Acrobats and circus performers need to be very aware of their body to be able to do some of the tricks they do. 

Can you name and label the various parts of the body indicated on the diagram below? 

Can you name any of the other parts of the body that are not pointed to? 

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. 

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 24th June 

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

To read a range of poetry, discussing favourite words and phrases.

To answer questions about what I have read.

Look at the poem ‘ Walking on the High Wire’. Read through it and discuss it with an adult. Did you enjoy it? What words and phrases did you like? Why?

When you have read it answer the comprehension questions. 

Writing To write about my own experiences. 

Hooray! You got the job that you applied for in the circus!

1.Draw a picture of you doing that job.

2. Write some sentences about how it feels to do your first performance. (Reread the ‘Walking on the High Wire’ poem, if you are stuck for ideas). Write it in the first person, as though you have done the performance. (“I was so scared when…”)

Think about:

How did you feel during the performance? What could you hear? What could you see? How did the performance go? Remember to include capital letters at the start of your sentences and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark at the end. 

Maths

To use and apply Mathematical knowledge in real life situations.

You’ve made it into the big top! Now you want something to eat and something to drink. Have a look at the price list and answer the questions. Pay close attention to how much money you have to spend, in some of the questions.Below you will see a snack bar price list.

There are some questions below. There is no need to print anything unless you want to. On paper, you can write the question number – write out the calculation – work out and write the answer. The answers get a bit more tricky as you go along. Your challenge is to complete 1 to 6. Try 7 and 8 if you’re confident!

Other: 

Today we are going to practice the skills needed to be a tightrope walker. Using materials you have at home, create a tightrope (it can be on the floor but just make sure you don’t come off of it!) Use these pictures to help you come up with some ideas.

Challenge: Can you balance something on your head at the same time?

Can you bend down to pick something off the ground?

Can you balance on one leg? How many seconds can you do it for?

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 23rd June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – phonics/reading Children use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately

Visit the phonics bloom website and play the phonics Frog phase 3 game: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

In the game the frog can only jump on the logs that have real words. So your child will have to read the words on the log and decide which are real and which are nonsense.

Offline alternative

Using phase 3 digraphs/trigraphs give your child a selection of words they sound out. Some of them need to be real words and some nonsense e.g teeth, jeeth, loot, zoog, fight, pighd etc.Ask your child to sort them into two piles. A pile of real words and a pile of nonsense words.

Useful information: Phase 3 digraphs: sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, oo (book/moon), oa,ar, or, igh, ur, ow (cow), oi, ear, er, air, ure.

Maths – calculation – addition – problem solving Children can add with two single-digit numbers and count on to find the answer.  They can solve problems.

You will need a box (in which objects cannot be seen)  and up to 20 small objects e.g. toys/beads/pegs.

Step 1: Choose a number (1-20) without telling your child the number you have chosen.

Step 2: Count the objects into the box one at a time with your child.

Step 3: Ask your child: “Can you tell me how many objects are in the box?” 

Step 4: Ask your child to write the number that you have counted into the box on a piece of paper.

Step 5: Add one more object to the box (without showing the objects inside) and ask your child “How many are there now?” 

Step 6: Ask your child to write the number down. 

Step 7: Show your child how many are inside the box and count to check. Did they get the answer right?

Repeat the activity using other numbers up to 20.

Challenge: Can they write the addition number sentence related to the maths problems they have solved.    

Other: 

Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using Media and Materials

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

Finger painting – Talk to your child about the things you might see or eat at the circus.  Ask them to use their fingers to paint one of the objects, animals or people and add different textures to enhance the picture e.g. ribbon on the balloons, bubble wrap on the popcorn, pom pom on the clown hat and wool for his hair.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2- class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 23rd June – Circus Theme

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. Just like yesterday, read through the paragraph below ‘The History of Circuses’. Using the Common Exception words table highlight or underline all the common exception words that feature in the paragraph. Read the paragraph with someone and discuss the information included, work with them to answer the questions provided. 
Writing Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Think about your 5 senses, can you name them? Now think about the circus.

What might you see, hear, feel, smell and taste at the circus. (See photos below for some ideas.)

Now write some sentences recording your ideas. E.g. I can see colourful clowns.

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.

Some senses are easier to write about than others, so if you are struggling just do the ones you know.

Maths Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes 

Write a monetary amount and ask your child to use coins to make that amount e.g. 24p.  The amount can be altered to suit your child’s ability i.e. teen numbers, less than a pound or over a pound.

Discuss that amounts can be made in different ways.  Can you find more than one way to make the same amount?  Which method is more efficient?

Other:  Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

Watch the following clip of children walking a tightrope. (Remember Keep SAFE on the internet) https://youtu.be/Qvx7VS1x2_U 

Make a straight line along the floor – either with tape, string or chalk if possible. Ask a grown up to help with this so you don’t damage or ruin any furniture or flooring! 

Imagine it is a tightrope at the circus. Can you walk along it without wobbling or falling off? Can you walk across it on your tiptoes?
Does putting your arms out to the side help you? What if your hands are behind your back? Can you do it with your eyes closed? 

Don’t forget to keep practicing your juggling from yesterday too!

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. 

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 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 23nd June 

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

To read accurately by blending the sounds.

To answer questions about what I have read.

Read the ‘The Day of the Circus’ comprehension below. Try and read it as independently as you can. You can read it to a grown up but try and sound out the words on your own. Answer the questions after you have read it and then check your answers. 
Writing Can I write for a different purpose?

Today we are going to write an application form to join the circus. Yesterday you thought about what skills you would need and what skills you have. Which job do you think you would enjoy most in the circus? Why? Would you like to work with any of the animals? Use these headings to help you to write an application:

Full name:

Date of birth:

Age:

Address:

Job I am applying for:

Why I think I would be good at this job:

Interesting fact about me:

Maths

To use and apply Mathematical knowledge in real life situations.

The circus is coming to town! Today your challenge is to calculate ticket price totals for your trip to the circus.

Below you will see a circus price list.

There are some questions below. There is no need to print anything unless you want to. On paper, you can write the question number – write out the calculation – work out and write the answer.

Other:  To increase balance and coordination

Today we are going to use the juggling balls we made yesterday to see how far we can progress through the beginning steps of learning to juggle. 

Watch this clip of step by step instructions of how to juggle. 

Which step can you get to? Remember to make sure you are in good space to practise your skills. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCt1bmSASCI

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 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 22nd June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To answer questions about what I have read?

Read the ‘History of the Circus’ sheet below. Try and read it as independently as you can. 

When you have read it, read and answer the 4 questions. If you do not have access to a printer, answer them straight into your work book. 

Writing To use and apply known sounds (phonemes) 

Watch this clip of the circus. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOMnn4A8mLc

Today you are going to make some mind maps of all the jobs and skills that these people would need, mind map the animals you saw and mind map skills you have and the skills you  would like to learn. Remember to use your sounds when sounding out any new or unfamiliar words. We will need these mind maps later in the week.

Maths

To use and apply Mathematical knowledge in real life situations.

The circus is coming to town! Today your challenge is to calculate bus fares for your trip to the circus.

Below you will see a bus price list.

There are some questions below. There is no need to print anything unless you want to. On paper, you can write the question number – write out the calculation – work out and write the answer.

Addition – the biggest number always comes last

Subtraction – the biggest number always comes first / the smallest number always comes last)

– did you get these correct from last Thursday’s Maths?

Other:  To follow a series of instructions

Each session this week we will be building up our key skills that could be used for circus activities such as coordination, flexibility, stamina and balance. 

Today we will be making our first piece of circus equipment to use tomorrow – juggling balls! 

Follow this video to find out how to make them!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL3Pg1ThiW0

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 22nd June – Circus Theme

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Can I discuss word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known. Read the ‘Clown school letter,’ provided below with a grown up or an older sibling. If you can print it, then print it and underline any words that you don’t know the meaning of, if you can’t print it then write a list of the words you don’t know the meaning of. Talk about those words and find out what they mean. Read the letter together and then answer the comprehension questions provided. 
Writing

Naming letters of the alphabet in order

 Spell:  Words containing each 40+ phonemes already taught

Can you name all the letters of the alphabet? How many are there? Can you name them in a random order? 

Can you think of and then write a circus themed word for every letter of the alphabet? E.g. A – Acrobat

You can write them in a list or use the template below.

Try to use your phonics to help you spell each word. A – c- r- o- b- a- t, C – l – ow-n

Maths Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes 

Play a coin matching game by writing out the different coin values onto post-its.  Spread them out on the table, face up.  The child should take a coin from the pile and match it to the correct label.  Talk about the different colours, shapes and sizes of the coins as well as their monetary value.

Place the coins in a feely bag or behind your back and describe the coin to a partner.  Can they guess the coin? Take it in turns to guess/describe.

Other: 

PE/Topic

Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

Watch the following clip on the internet, remember to Keep SAFE online. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfmw2hv

Watch/listen/read the instructions for how to juggle scarves then… Have a go yourself! If you don’t have any scarves, tissues,socks or even pants (clean!) would work! 

Be a tough tortoise and don’t give up! Get the whole family involved! 

We would love to see some films emailed of your efforts!

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. 

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

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

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

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj
Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt
Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

 

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 22nd June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – Listening and attention/writing

Children listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Watch ‘Spot goes to the circus’ on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVsdYMYgObM

NOTE: Please be aware that this video may contain advertisements, please watch the content before showing your child.

Discuss with your child all the different characters that Spot meets throughout the story.

Encourage your child to  write some sentences about the story. They could be about the characters, about what spot sees or about their favourite part .

Offline alternative:

Read a story of your choosing and encourage your child to talk and write about the characters.

Maths – 1 more and 1 less Children count reliably with numbers from 0 to 20 and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Ask your child to choose a number card between 0 and 20 from turned over cards on a table.

Model how to make up a 1 more circus themed number story. E.g. There are six monkeys swinging on a trapeze in the circus then one more monkey comes along to swing.

 6 add 1 more is 7     or         6 add 1 more equals 7    or      6 + 1 = 7

Then repeat with your child making up another 1 more circus themed number story for a different number to show their understanding of the concept of 1 more. The children can use teddy bears, beads, cuddly toys or any objects to support their understanding of adding 1 more.

Repeat the above activity with 1 less/fewer. Model how to make up a 1 less/fewer circus themed number story. e.g. 10 elephants walked in the ring and then 1 ran away.  

1 less than 10 is 9        or         1 fewer than 10 is 9        or         10 – 1 =9

Other: Physical and Music

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through… music, dance and stories.

Children show good control in large and small movements.  They move confidently in a range of ways.

Ask your child to think about the animals/characters in the story this week.

Can they move like a tiger/elephant?

What instrument could they use to make the sounds of the animal/character? e.g. drum for an elephants stomp, shaker for the monkey swinging on the trapeze.

Remember to email the school to let us know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Class 1 – class1@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Class 3 – class3@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

Pointillist Art Work

Pointillist Art Work

This week the whole school have been using colour as a theme in their learning. The key worker group have created fabulous colour art work in the pointillist style.

 

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Whole School – Friday’s Home Learning

Home learning for Friday 19th June

 

Warm up activity Cloud Burst
  1. Sit mindfully, with your spine straight and body relaxed. Take three soft, slow, mindful breaths.
  2. Imagine your grumpy mood as dark clouds around your head. We all have clouds sometimes.
  3. Now think of something that usually makes you happy. Your happy thought is like a rainbow streaming through the clouds.
  4. See the rainbow melting into you as ribbons of bright light. Feel the light inside you. Sometimes the light bursts the clouds open. Sometimes the clouds want to stay. That’s okay. You can be patient with your clouds.
  5. Either way, end this exercise when you feel ready to face the day. 

 

Main activity How big is my problem? 

When something happens to make you feel worried, the problem can feel absolutely huge! Sometimes it feels like it is taking up all of your brain. If a worry changes how you behave or the things that you normally do, like sleep well, then maybe you need to use one of the strategies we spoke about last week. Or you can stop and imagine the real size of your problem. If it is a really big problem then perhaps you need to find someone you love and trust to help you with your problem. But usually worries aren’t quite as big as they seem. Focussing on something else can help shrink our worries and put them in perspective. 

Some children find a ‘Battle Cry’ can help remind them that they can manage their worries successfully. Below are some examples of ‘Battle Cries’ or ‘Catch Phrases’ that we can say to ourselves to remind us to shrink our worry. 

Can you write your own ‘Battle Cry’ in the blank bubble? 

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 18th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words.

Help your child read colour words (that cannot be sounded out) by writing out the words and having the colour for them to match the word. (alternatively your child could go and find something in the house that colour and stick the word to it). Talk with your child about the parts of the word that make them tricky e.g. in the word blue the ‘ue’ is tricky because it’s not ‘u’ and ‘e’ but ‘oo’

Colour words you could help your child learn are:

Blue, violet, purple, orange, yellow, indigo, white, gold, 

Maths – length and height Children order two or three items by length or height.

Colour size sorting:

Gather three to five items of the same colour together and first put them in order by length and then by height. Does the order change? Is the tallest item also the longest? Discuss together. 

Encourage your child to use the vocabulary short/shorter/shortest, long/longer/longest, tall/taller/tallest when talking about the objects and comparing length/height.

Other: The World – Technology Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.  They select and use technology for particular purposes.

Snapshot of colours.

Using a camera / smartphone (or other device with a camera) encourage your child to take pictures of the different colours around them that they find. Can they find something for all the colours of the rainbow e.g red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. 

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 18th June 

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

To make improvements to my written work. 

To read a poem aloud. 

Re-read your own poem from yesterday. Can you see anything that you could improve? Make a ‘purple polish’ (edit and improvement) where needed. 

Try and read your poem to a family member thinking carefully about how you are reading it. 

Writing To write a colour shape poem. 

The symbol for this lock down time has been the rainbow to remind us that there is hope to come. We are going to make a shape poem that can be displayed in your window. First you need to draw an outline of a rainbow. 

Using your ideas from this week fill in each strand of the rainbow with some sentences about that colour. You can write them in that colour, or write them in pencil and then colour very lightly over the top – make sure people can still see the colour.

When you start to fill it in, it will look a little like this. 

Maths To solve missing number problems, some of which involve inverse operation.

1) Tell a grown up what the golden rules are, 

for a) an addition calculation and b) a subtraction calculation. Grown ups – please email the children’s responses to your class teacher. The correct answers will be revealed on Monday.

2) On Monday and Tuesday this week, you looked at different types of missing number calculations. Some involve inverse (using the opposite operation to find the answer), but some involve using the same operation as the one in the question. Today’s calculations are a mixture, so you will need to decide if you use the inverse or not. Always check if your answer makes sense. If it doesn’t, you may not have used the correct operation. The questions are below. You decide whether to do bronze, silver or gold. Challenge yourself!

3) If you have time, have a look at one or two Education City – Year 2 – Maths – Activities.

Other:  To create my own pointillism picture. 

Today you can create your own landscape scene in the style of George Seurat. Use whichever media (pens, pencils, paints, pastels) that worked best for you. Draw a scene, animal, person or object that interests you, in pencil before adding your dots. 

Think about how you can make the colours by building up the layers of primary coloured dots. 

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 18th June

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 Which animal in “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?” did you like best? Why do you like that animal? If you could add another animal, what would you add? You can draw a picture of this and add it to your story and recite the story again, including your additional animal. 
Writing Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter, a full stop and a question mark.

Thinking about ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ from your reading activity, can you now write another part to the story. Using your ideas from yesterday of new colours and new animals, try to write some new sentences. E.g. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? I see a pink flamingo looking at me. Can you add three more animals to the story?

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

Maths Can I solve problems involving shape?

Have a look at the NRich Maths Problem at the bottom of the document.

Can you put the shape puzzle back together? Cut out the puzzle pieces and put it back together again.

What shapes can you see? What are their names? How many sides and corners do they have?

If you are unable to print and cut out the pieces, you could choose one piece and then draw what you think the next piece might be.

Extension activity – Try to complete the puzzle again, but before you start, remove one piece. Once you have completed it, can you work out which piece is missing?

Can you describe or draw the piece that is missing?

Other: 

Art and Design

To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

To learn about the work of a range of artists, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. 

Read the information about Wassily Kadinsky and look at some of his artwork.

Today we are going to have a go at creating our own ‘circles’ picture in the style of Wassily Kadinsky.

What do you see when you look at this painting?

How has the painting been made?

What kind of colours does Kadinsky use?

What shapes can you see?

Now try to create your own picture in this style.

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. 

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 17th June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To give an opinion on Poetry. 

Read the poem below ‘What is Red?’

Are there any words you are unsure of? What are they? What do they mean?

Do you like the poem? Why / why not? What is your favourite part? What would you improve?

Writing To write a poem based on a colour. 

Today we are going to write a poem based on the structure of ‘What is Red?’ (Below) Look back over the colour mind maps that you did on Monday. Choose a colour to use as a ‘plan’ for your poem. Write a sentence for each of the noun phrases from your mind map, for example, this plan would be turned into the following:

What is Blue?

Blue is a clear blue sky on a beautiful summer day.

Blue is the glistening sea shining in front of me. 

Try and extend your ideas with more detail so you don’t end up with very short sentences. 

Maths

To solve missing number problems.

1) Write down the numbers in the five times table, up to fifty. Underneath draw two circles, label one odd, the other even. Still using the five times tables numbers, write each in the correct circle. Ask an adult to check!

2) Do you remember the symbols questions you looked at last week? The ones on the left are some of the ones you looked at.

There are some new symbols calculations below. They are labelled A and B. Your target is to do one set of these, but you can do more if you want to.

3) If you have time, have a look at one or two Education City – Year 2 – Maths – Activities.

Other:  To investigate pointillism techniques. 

Pointillism is a style of art that was developed in the 1800s that uses small dots of different colours to create an image. George Seurat was a very famous artist who used this style to create some very famous pictures. Have a look at some of George Seurat’s work. 

Today, you are going to use this style to mix some colours to fill in a rainbow (template is below or draw your own) for your window. Remember what you have learnt about mixing the primary colours. For example, you can do lots of blue dots and go over with red dots and as you move back it will give the illusion of purple. 

Felt pens work well for this or you can use a cotton bud and paint. 

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 

 

What is Red?

Red is a juicy apple waiting for me to take a bite.

Red is a letter box standing tall and straight.

Red is anger when things go wrong.

Red is a beautiful rose that is growing wild and free.

Red is feeling embarrassed because I made a mistake.

Red is love for all my family and friends. 

That is what red is. 

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 17th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – sentence writing Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.  They also write some irregular common words. Using some of the words from yesterday ask your child to write a word without seeing it first and then underline the digraph/trigraphs. Repeat with several words focussing particularly on words containing digraphs/trigraphs your child finds more challenging.
Maths- addition and subtraction Using quantities and objects children add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. 

Visit the twinkl website and download the Elmer addition and Subtraction colouring sheet https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-12232-elmer-addition-and-subtraction-from-20-colour-by-numbers-sheet


Encourage your child to use objects / counting on or back to solve each problem and colour the squares the correct colour.

Offline alternative:

Give your child a selection of addition/subtraction problems (with a total no more than 20 and where a single digit is added or taken away) to solve. Can they then sort the answers into groups where the answers are the same?

Example questions:

Answer Possible questions
10 19 – 9= , 10 + 0 =, 7 + 3 =, 15 – 5 =
9 11 – 2 =,  6 + 3 =, 16 – 7 =, 8 + 1 =
12 18 – 6 =, 10 + 2 =, 13 – 1 =, 8 + 4 =
7 16 – 9 =,  2 + 5 =, 15 – 8 =

This activity will help your child understand that the same number can be made in many, many different ways.

Other: Understanding the World/The World Children make observations and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Nature Rainbow

Go for a walk in your local area and collect items to make your own nature rainbow. This could be as simple as a strip of double sided tape on a piece of card that your child sticks things to (we did a very similar activity with the children in the Autumn term) or you could be more creative and create a full collage rainbow. The choice is yours. Example:

As you walk around talk about the things that are living (e.g. grass, leaves etc) and the things that are not (e.g. stones, old sticks/twigs). Explain it is important not to pick wild flowers and flowers from people’s gardens without their permission.

Which colours were easiest to find?

Which colours were harder to find?

How many different colours did you find?

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 17th June

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

Look back at “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?”. 

Here are the colours that feature in the story: 

brown  black   green   purple   blue  yellow   red   white   gold

Write out these words and draw your sound buttons to show how you would decode these words. Then use these sound buttons to help you blend as you read the word aloud.  For example: 

Writing Spell:  Words containing each 40+ phonemes already taught

Thinking about ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ from your reading activity, can you now think of some new colours and new animals that are not already in the story. E.g. pink flamingo, silver spider, ruby parrot.

Write a list of the new colours and new animals using your phonics sounds to help you spell the words correctly. E.g. p-i-n-k    f-l-a-m-i-ng-o

If you are having trouble thinking of new colours then use the existing colours and just change the animals.

Maths Recognise and name common 3-D shapes, including:- 3-D shapes (e.g. cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres). 

Think back to all your previous learning about shape. Can you remember what a 3D shape is? How many 3D shapes can you name?

Have a look at the NRich Maths Problem at the bottom of the document.

Which of the buildings below would fall down if we tried to make them? 

Which ones would be unstable and possibly collapse?

If you think some would fall down, can you explain why using the shapes names?

Can you explain how you make the building better?

Other: 

Art and Design

To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Can you remember the three primary colours?

The primary colours are important because they can be used to make secondary colours by mixing them.

Can you experiment with colour mixing to see what colours can be made?  You may want to use paint, pastels or the online link below.

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/evscps.sci.phys.mixcolint/mixing-colors-interactive/

Take a line for a walk on your page and colour the different sections using primary and secondary colours.  You may also want to use different patterns in the sections.

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. 

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 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 16th June

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

Using the animal prompt cards below (or you could make your own if you wish, or even use toys/teddies!), recite the story of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?” that you first looked at yesterday.  It would be great if you could film your recital and email it to your class teacher on the emails below. 

Note: there are no prompt cards for ‘teacher’ or ‘children’. Just focus on the animals.

If you need a recap, here is the link to the Youtube reading: https://youtu.be/WST-B8zQleM (SAFE internet use)

Writing Discuss what they have written to check that it makes sense.

Look at your sentences from yesterday. Read them through.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

I see a _____________ looking at me.

Did you spell all the words correctly? If not, try to use your phonic knowledge to correct them. Maybe you missed a word out, can you now add it in?

Try to write the sentences out one more time correctly and focusing on neat letter formation. 

Maths Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences

Think about what is a pattern? Can you find any patterns in your home?

Today we would like you to create your own patterns.

Your pattern could link to your shape learning from yesterday and be a shape pattern. Or you could use other objects that you have at home like lego or toys.

Other: 

Art and Design

To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

To learn about the work of a range of artists, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. 

There are 3 very important colours that we refer to as the primary colours (red, yellow and blue). Do you know why they are important?

Look at the information about Piet Mondrian. He is well known for his abstract art using lines and primary colours (see examples).  Can you create your own piece of artwork in the style of Mondrian?

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. 

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 R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 16th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – phonics/reading Children use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately

Draw a rainbow with the trigraphs/digraphs that your child finds more challenging written on each of the bands.

Give your child some words that contain these digraphs/trigraphs. Ask them to read them and then write them onto the correct band on the rainbow.

Digraph/ trigraph Example words
Phase 3 Phase 4
ai rain, laid, sail plain, paint, waist
igh high, sigh, light, flight, bright, speech,
oa road, moan, boat, coast, throat, float
ar card, harp, art spark, start, scar
or fork, worn, cord scorch, sport, storm
ur burn, burp, curd slurp, blur, burst
ow cow, now, power flower, growl, crowd
oi oil, join, boil spoil, joint hoist
ear hear, tear, beard spear, clear, smear
air chair, hair, pair flair, stairs, 
Maths – pattern Children recognise, create and describe patterns. Today you will be revisiting making patterns with a focus on colour. Can your child make a repeating pattern using two or three colours. E.g. red,yellow,red,yellow,red,yellow (2 colours) or red,red,yellow,green,red,red,yellow,green (3 colours)

Other: 

Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using Media and Materials

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques experimenting with colour and design.  Explore mixing colours to make new colours. This could be done most effectively with paint but you can also mix colours with colouring pencils, crayons, chalk and some colouring pens. Try to focus on mixing the primary colours red, yellow and blue. How many different colours can you and your child make? Can you and your child create your own patchwork ‘Elmer’ elephant picture using the colours 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 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 16th June 

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

To recall and discuss events in order. 

To answer questions on a text. 

Remind children about the story that we looked at yesterday. (The Day the Crayons Quit). Ask them to try and retell the main events of the story. Who are the characters? What happens? Who wrote the letters to Duncan? What was he doing when they arrived? Why do you think the crayons wrote to him? 

You can keep this as a discussion or you can write / draw the main events and answers. 

Writing To use a clause in a sentence.

There are many different colours in ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. Today we are going to think about our favourite colours and why they are our favourites. 

You need to ask all your family members what their favourite colours are and why and then write what you found out into sentences. 

“My favourite colour is blue because it reminds me of the seaside which is my favourite place to go.” 

Challenge: try and use different clauses to write some sentences about your family’s favourite colours. 

“My favourite colour is blue but my brother’s is green.”

Maths To solve subtraction problems using the inverse.

1) Write down the numbers in the three times table, up to thirty. Underneath draw two circles, label one odd, the other even. Still using the three times tables numbers, write each in the correct circle. Ask an adult to check!

2) Yesterday, you looked at subtraction missing number problems, where you use the two numbers to make a different calculation, e.g.;

27 – ___ = 13   to solve this, you create this calculation   27 – 13 = 14   so the missing number is 14.

Today, we will be looking at subtraction calculations again, but these ones do use inverse operation. Look carefully at where the missing number is;

___ – 8 = 3    to solve this, you create this calculation   8 + 3 = 11   so the missing number is 11.

There are bronze, silver and gold questions below. Choose one set of questions. Choose the questions that will challenge you, but that you feel confident at trying.

3) If you have time, have another look at Karate Cats Maths;

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

Other:  To identify the primary colours. 

Today we are going to build upon what we learnt yesterday. We are going to look at putting what we found into colour wheels.

The ‘primary colours’ colour wheel is to remind you of the primary colours. Using any media you would like, (pens, paints, chalks etc) see if you can recreate a colour wheel with the primary and secondary colours on it. Look for the pattern – the secondary colours which are made by mixing the two primary colours, sit between the primary colours. It may help you to put the primary colours onto your wheel first and then fill in the secondary colours.  

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 15th 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.

Listen and watch the author David Mckee reading his book ‘Elmer’ on the Booktrust Youtube channel- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrD18XLmlM

This week’s topic theme is colour.  How many colours on Elmer’s body can your child remember? Can your child name any other colours they know? Discuss together your favourite colours. 


Offline Alternative:

Alternatively you could read a book of your own choosing and discuss the colours that appear in the story.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20.

20 challenge.

Pick a colour, hunt round the house for items that are/feature that colour. Encourage your child to record what they find (this could be as simple as putting a tick on a piece of paper each time). Encourage your child to count up how many items they spotted.  Can they find 5/10/15/20 things? Repeat with other colours. 

Which colour did they find the most? Which colour did they spot the least?

Other: 

Characteristics of learning- 

Being involved and concentrating:

  • maintaining focus
  • not easily distracted

Listen to the cosmic kids rainbow waterfall relaxation video focusing on being still and relaxing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh58j2Yw6dg


Offline Alternative:

Encourage your child to sit quietly in the middle of a room and look at each item around them.  Encourage them to whisper the different colours they see e.g “I see a purple lamp”, I see a red pen.

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 15th June Weekly Theme – Colour

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Recognising and joining in predictable phrase

Read the story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?” by Bill Martin Jnr/Eric Carle. You will find the  pages below. Afterwards, with a grown up talk about the parts of the story that are repetitive (the bits that occur again and again). 

There is also a video link of the story here https://youtu.be/WST-B8zQleM (SAFE internet use). You can watch this and join in with the story. 

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

Thinking about ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ from your reading activity, can you now write the following sentences from the story?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

I see a _____________ looking at me.

How many times can you write them? Can you write them from memory without looking?

Don’t worry about correcting any mistakes today, we will be looking at them again tomorrow.

Maths

Recognise and name common 2-D and  including:

– 2-D shapes (e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles)

Think back to all your previous learning about shape. Can you remember what a 2D shape is? How many 2D shapes can you name?

Can you create a picture out of 2D shapes (flat shapes)?

Try to use a variety of shapes such as; circle, oval, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon and octagon.

Once you have created your shape picture, then label all the shapes you have used.

Other: 

Art & Design

Communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology 

Go on a colour walk around the house or garden.  How many different colours can you see?  Can you see different shades or tones of the same colour? How are they similar or different? Can you see more of some colours than others?

What is your favourite colour and why? Write a sentence to tell us about it and draw 3 things that are the same colour.

Colours are all around us but they can also be very useful.  Think about where colour is used for important/useful reasons e.g. Traffic lights, team kits, road signs, beach flags etc.  Can you make a list of places or things where colours are important? You can decide how to present your ideas e.g. write a list, draw pictures, create a collage / scrapbook page or make a video or voice recording.

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. 

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

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

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

“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?” by Bill Martin Jnr/Eric Carle

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 15th June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To give opinions on a text.

This week our topic is ‘Colour’.

We are going to start off by looking at this story by Oliver Jeffers. It is called ‘The day the Crayons Quit,’ and it will help us to start thinking about all the different colours. Listen to the story here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=489micE6eHU

Did you like the story? 

What were your favourite parts? 

What didn’t you like? 

How did Duncan feel at the end of the story? Why?

Writing To use adjectives to describe a noun. 

Make a mind map of 3 different colours. First list ‘things’ (nouns) that are that colour around it. For example: Blue: sea, sky, football shirt. Then go around and add an adjective or phrases to describe the nouns. Crystal clear sea, summer sky etc. 

Repeat it for 3 colours to create some mind maps that we will use later in the week. 

Maths To solve missing number problems.

1) Say these times tables out loud to a grown up – 2x (up to 20), 3x (up to 30), 5x (up to 50), 10x (up to 100).

2) Last week, you looked at missing number calculations, using inverse operation. This means you usually use the opposite operation to find out what the missing number is.

Today, the calculations for you involve subtraction missing numbers. These are missing number calculations, but they don’t use the opposite calculation, they still use subtraction. Here is an example;

16 – ___ = 11       to solve this you would use this calculation      16 – 11 = 5     so 5 is the number missing from the first calculation.

There are bronze, silver and gold questions below. Choose one set of questions. Choose the questions that will challenge you, but that you feel confident at trying.

3) If you have time, have another look at Karate Cats Maths;

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

Other:  To investigate mixing colours. 

Today we are going to look at mixing colours. What colours can you make? Which colours will you need? This can be completed however you like. Using paints would be a good way to discover which colours you can make. If you do not have access to paints or colours that will mix, you could also complete the task on the link below all about colours. Make a note of what you have discovered.

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/evscps.sci.phys.mixcolint/mixing-colors-interactive/#.XteOY6NYYaI

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 12th June

Warm up activity Mindful Jungle Movement
  1. Stand mindfully with your arms relaxed by your sides. Take three soft, slow, mindful breaths. Keep your eyes open.
  2. Tighten and relax the muscles in your toes, ankles and legs. Lift one foot and feel your muscles working.
  3. Imagine you are an animal in a jungle. Begin walking silently through the jungle. Try not to make a sound.
  4. Feel your toes helping you balance. Feel your weight in your heels. Move your arms in a slow way.
  5. If you start daydreaming, pay attention to your feet again.
  6. Move slowly across the room. Notice how your hips swivel and your weight shifts when you turn.
  7. Cross the room three times, paying full attention to how you move. 
Main activity Listening to your body and your mind 

As previously discussed, when we feel anxious or worried, the feeling comes from the part of your brain which controls your emotions. If your brain senses worries, the control centre sends signals all around your body, which cause things like a fast heartbeat, sweating or feeling sick.

When you feel that anxious feeling starting to build in your body, don’t panic! Here are some quick tricks you can do anywhere to help yourself feel calmer:

Think about the ground right under your toes, can you feel it? Think about how it feels? Can you describe it?  Imagine you have a mug of hot chocolate in front of you. Breathe in to smell it, blow out to cool it down.
Count backwards from 10. Take a moment to notice four things you can see, then three things you can hear, two things you can touch and one thing you can smell – say the name of each thing you’ve noticed either out loud or to yourself. 

Worries build up in us, like going up a hill. But just like a hill we always come back down the other side of the hill. When you are feeling most anxious try to remember that your anxiety will not last forever, and will start coming down the hill after it has peaked. You will feel calmer and calmer until your anxiety has gone. But while your worries are high try one of the strategies above. 

 

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 11th June

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

Read and Roll Game:

Today we are focusing on the ‘er’ phoneme.  Play the read and roll game with a grown up (er =phase 3 and ir = phase 5). Roll the dice and read the word.  If you read it correctly, cover the word with a counter or object.  The one with the most words covered wins.

Writing

Words containing each 40+ phonemes already taught

Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

Can you remember the names of the five oceans that you found out about yesterday? Use your phonics knowledge to try to write all five names down in a list. Remember, as they are names they need to have a capital letter.

Extension: can you write an interesting fact about each ocean in a sentence?

Maths Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years 

Recap the months of the year song… https://youtu.be/VECiSMV4GX4 

Remember to KEEP SAFE on the internet. 

Have the months of the year on separate pieces of paper (you can use the template below if needed). Place one month in “This month” and insert the correct months into the “Last month” and “Next month” boxes. Repeat with alternative “This month” choices. 

Last month This month Next month

Other: 

Creative

To use a range of materials and techniques creatively to design and make products.

Think about everything that you have learnt about the ocean and try to represent an element of this in a creative way.

You could create: boats/ships, waves, sea creatures etc.

Think about how you could do this, you could: draw, paint, make a model, sculpt, masks, collage, sing and dance or bake.


We would like you to be creative and have fun!

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. 

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

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

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

 

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December 

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 11th June 

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

To memorise a poem / nursery rhyme

continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear

Re read the poem ‘Dr Foster’. Today you are going to try and learn the poem off by heart and recite it to a family member by heart. You can always video it and send it to us! 

Challenge: Make up a second verse about another Doctor who visits another place. 

Writing To write for different purposes. 

Today you have a choice, you can either:

1. Make a poster or leaflet to help remind members of your home to wash their hands. Put it up in an area that will remind you and others to wash your hands regularly when you come in from outside, for 20 seconds. 

2. Make a poster or a leaflet to help people not to waste water in your home. Eg, turning taps off while brushing teeth etc. 

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

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

1) Can you solve the mystery – what number am I?

a) I have two digits, one digit is more than five, the other is less than 5.      b) I am an odd number.     c) Both of my digits are odd.      What number am I? (There is more than one possible answer – email your answer to your class teacher and they will tell you if your answer is correct).

3) Today, we want you to practice your adding skills. Choose between silver or gold questions. Don’t forget to show your working out. Use the methods you’ve learnt at school (mental knowledge, blank number line, column method, draw Dienes, jottings). The questions are below.

4) If you have time, log onto Education City – go to Y2 – Maths – activities and play one or two of the games.

Other: 

D&T

To make a healthy snack.

To finish our week of thinking about water, today we are going to use water to make a snack. 

We are going to make a selection of ice snacks. Use what you have (ice cube trays, small containers, ice lolly holders) and add fruit, squash or anything else you would like to and then freeze these. How did they turn out? Don’t forget to take some photos to show us!

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 11th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words.

Musical words

Choose some high frequency words from the table below and write them on pieces of paper. Scatter the pieces of paper around the room. Play some music and encourage your child to dance or move around the room. When the adult stops the music ask your child to freeze and then read out the word that they are nearest too.  

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 – Capacity Children use everyday language to talk about capacity.

Find a range of different containers and recap the language full, empty, half full, half empty with your child. 

Encourage your child to use the maths language above independently. 

Can your child talk about which containers have more/ less?

Other: The World – People and Communities Children talk about past events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. Ask your child to draw a picture of a visit they have enjoyed where there has been water. E.g. swimming pool, the pond, the seaside. Then ask them to write a sentence on their picture to describe what they had enjoyed on the visit and why.

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 R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 10th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – sentence writing Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.  Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Using their own creation from yesterday, ask your child to write 3 sentences to describe their creation to tell others about what resources they have used or what is their favourite part of their sea creature.

E.g. He has a pink tail.

I can see a red fin.

He has a striped tail.

Maths- Subtraction Children  count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20 and place them in order

Lay numbers 0-20 face down on a table and then ask your child to pick 5 of the number cards.

Ask them to place them in order from the smallest to the biggest or…

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Other: Understanding the World/The World Children make observations and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Oil and water investigation

Using a container, cooking oil (use food colouring if you have some to create different colours) and water.

Pour the water into the container and then gradually add drops of the coloured cooking oil.  Ask your child to talk about what they see happening and why they think it has happened.

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 10th June

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

Kaboom Reading Game

Write out some of the common exception words from the list at the bottom of the document onto folded pieces of paper.  Add in some pieces with the word ‘Kaboom’ written on.  Take it in turns to pick a card and read the word.  If you read it correctly you get to keep the card.  If you pick a ‘kaboom’ card, you must return all cards to the middle.  The one with the most cards at the end wins.

Writing
  • Using –ing, -ed, -er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words

Choose a sea creature of your own e.g. shark, jellyfish, seahorse. 

Draw a picture of your chosen sea creature. Write 3 sentences about your sea creature using a different suffix word in each. 

Here are some example suffix words you could use: 

biggest, sharpest, longest, smallest, brightest, largest, quietest, loudest

bigger, sharper, longer, smaller, brighter, larger, quieter, louder

Read your sentence back to yourself to check it makes sense.

Remember to think about your punctuation, handwriting and finger spaces.

Maths

Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years 

Sequence events in chronological order using language such as: before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening 

Remind yourself of the days of the week by singing our “Days of the Week” song (to the tune of “The Addams Family”)

Or watch the one on BBC Supermovers – Remember KEEP SAFE online

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-days-of-the-week/zd8njhv

Write the days of the week on separate pieces of card. Place one day in the ‘Today’ column of the table below. What day would ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’ be? 

Repeat with different ‘Today’ options.

Yesterday Today Tomorrow

Other: 

Geography

Name and locate the world’s five oceans.  

Can you name and locate the world’s five oceans?

Use the world maps below to help you.

Once you have labelled the five oceans, choose one and find out some information about it.

E.g. How large is it? How deep is it? What creatures are found there? Any other interesting or fun facts.

Extension activity – Can you find out some information about another ocean? Then compare the two oceans. What is similar and what is different about them?

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. 

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 10th June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read a range of poetry and express opinions. 

Read the poem below. (Doctor Foster) 

Encourage your child to read the poem to you. Which words are they unsure of? Do they know what they mean?

Can they discuss what has happened in the poem? Do they like it? Why / why not? What was their favourite part? 

Writing To write a clear list.  On Monday we looked at uses for water. Today we are going to think about how we can save and how we may be wasting water. 

Split your page in half and write a heading at the top of each column. On one side think of ways we could save water and on the other think of what we may be doing that wastes water. You can draw pictures and label them or just write a list. 

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

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

1) Make number cards for the digits from zero to nine (or print out the ones below).

2) Draw two circles, label one odd and the other even.

3) Use the number cards to write down as many odd and even numbers as you can. Start with one digit numbers, then use the number cards to make two digit numbers (one card will be a ten, the other a unit – e.g. a 4 and a 6 could be used to make 64 or 46). Target – ten odd numbers and ten even numbers.

4) Below are some symbol challenge questions – crack the codes to find out the answers! Try the first challenge, only go onto the rest if you feel confident.

6) If you have time, log onto Education City – go to Y2 – Maths – activities and play one or two of the games.

Other: 

PSHE:

To consider what we can be thankful for. 

Not all children in the world have instant access to clean water. This is a short video and poem of a girl’s journey to get water each day. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V-KoJGGJ4s

What does it make you think? How does it make you feel? 

Write a thankful note or thought bubble for something you are thankful for. 

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 9th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read words containing taught GPCs and –s, -es, -ing, -ed, -er and –est endings

Listen to / share the story ‘My Friend Whale’ which can be found online at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnFXoMdxzVo&t=72s

Make a list of the different suffix words you can spot/hear in the story.  Remember these are the words that have  -ing, -ed, -est etc added to the end of the root word.

Writing
  • Using –ing, -ed, -er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words

Once you have found the suffix words in the story “My Friend Whale” (see Reading activity), can you write a sentence of your own using those suffix words?

Read your sentence back to yourself to check it makes sense.

Remember to think about your punctuation, handwriting and finger spaces.

Maths

Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: 

– lengths and heights (e.g. long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half) 

Watch the video on the following website which explains the vocabulary used for comparing measures. Remember to Keep SAFE online on the internet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf4vbdm 

Length or height?

Lengths are usually measured sideways, like the snakes above. Heights are measured upwards, like the giraffes standing on the ground.

Can you find pairs of objects around your home to compare their lengths and see which is the shorter of the two and which is longer?

Compare your height with someone in your family. Who is the taller and who is the shorter?

Other: 

Science

– Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.

– Observing closely, using simple equipment

– Performing simple tests

Water World!

Today you are going to investigate water with a grown up.

You could mix water with different media and substances and then investigate what happens. You could use cold or hot water and see if that makes a difference.

E.g. water and paint, water and glitter, water and washing up liquid, water and cornflower, water and oil, water and salt, water and sugar, ice.

Then observe closely what happens when they are together or are mixed. Maybe add two or three different things to the water  – what happens now?

Use the following question starters to support your thinking.

What happens when…?

Why does…?

Where does…?

If I…?

WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT? – we would love to hear what you have discovered.

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. 

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 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 9th June 

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

Ask the children to tell you what fluency means. Which words on the poster did we struggle with yesterday? What did they mean? Revisit them. (Poster below)

Today we are going to re-read the poster but focus on reading more fluently. Remind them it is not a race and your childs reading should still be clear!

Writing To write and sequence full sentences in order. 

Using the poster to help you, split an A4 page into 4 or 6. In each box draw a stage of washing your hands and write a sentence to go with it underneath your picture. 

Remember to think carefully about the order of washing your hands. What do you need to do first? 

When you write your sentence underneath your picture in each square, remember to start your sentence with a capital letter and end it with a full stop. 

Here is sentence one to get you started.

First turn on the taps and get your hands wet. 

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

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

1) Choose a number between 10 and 20. Write it down. Label if it is odd or even.

2) Use knowledge of number bonds to 20 to create a calculation with your chosen number as the answer.

3) Label under each number if it is odd or even – example

My chosen number is 15 / my calculation is                    10      +     5    =    15

                                                                                        even       odd        odd

4) Repeat the above process for two more calculations. Challenge yourself with your number choice – can you use some of these numbers to make calculations and label the odd / even? – 47, 52, 37, 29

5) Below are some symbol challenge questions – crack the codes to find out the answers!  Try the first challenge, only go onto the rest if you feel confident.

6) If you have time, log onto Education City – go to Y2 – Maths – activities and play one or two of the games.

Other:  To listen and respond to a range of music. 

Look at these songs from yesterday again 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI&vl=en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDHJW4r3elE&vl=en

Can you search for any other hand washing songs? 

Make sure you stay internet safe. 

Today you have a choice.

1. Can you think of how these songs could be improved? Could they add more detail? Think of some other lyrics that you would add to help people wash their hands well. (Eg, “Wash your thumbs do, do, do ,do…”) 

2. Create your own new hand washing song. You can use a familiar tune to help you and write your own words. For example “This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands” to the tune of ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’. 

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 9th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – phonics/reading Children use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately

Write a sentence at the appropriate phase for your child  on a strip of paper and then cut up the sentence into words.  Ask your child to read each word. Then put the words into the right order to make the sentence. E.g.

Phase 2: It is a fish.

Phase 3:It is a cool fish.

Phase 4:It is a cool clown fish.

Challenge: Can your child make up their own sentence for you to write down. Then encourage them to use their phonic and keyword knowledge to read it.

Maths – Addition Children use everyday language to talk about time.

Time challenges

 Set your child some time challenges.e.g.

How many times can they hop in 30 seconds?

How many times can they bounce a ball in one minute?

Ask your child to complete the challenge.

Support your child in using the language of time e.g. How many did you do in one minute? 

Other: 

Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using Media and Materials

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques experimenting with colour and design. 

Can your child choose their own resources to create their own ‘Fish with Fingers from the story or their favourite character from the story you have read.

What materials will you use?

What colours will you use?

What different textures have you 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. 

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 8th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently

Listen to / share the story of ‘Billy’s Bucket’ – There is a version being read by Mrs Watson on the school website.

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/

Discuss the different things that Billy can see in his bucket.  At the end of the story, why do you think Billy says, ‘I told you not to borrow my bucket?’

Writing Words containing each 40+ phonemes already taught Write a list of the items you would find in your bucket if you had one. (Link to Billy’s Bucket story).  Use your phonics to sound out the words carefully to help you spell them correctly.
Maths

Measure and begin to record the following: 

– lengths and heights 

When measuring we can use non-standard objects as our measure. Choose something that you can use to measure e.g. tin cans, straws, lego bricks etc. You will need quite a few of the same object. 

Use your object to measure the height of a chair in your house. Is it more or less than you expected? 

Using the information you have found, can you estimate how many of your object would be the same height as you? 

Other: 

Geography

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

– key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather.

– key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop.

Water, water everywhere! 

Can you think of where you might find or see water?

It may be inside or outside, in this country or around the world. 

It can also be a physical feature (naturally found) or a human feature (man-made).

Can you write down the names or draw all the different types or sources of water that you have thought of? 

Extension activity – Can you sort all your ideas into physical features or human features of water? Or you could label your ideas as physical or human.

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. 

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 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 8th June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To be able to ask and answer questions about what I have read.

Read the poster on the importance of hand washing. (At the bottom of this page) Encourage your child to ask any questions that they have about hand washing before they read the poster to see if the text will answer them. 

When they have read the poster to you, ask them some simple questions to see if they can recall the facts that they have read. 

Writing To use a clause in a sentence. 

This week our topic is ‘Water’. Today we will be thinking about the different things that we need water for. Make a mind map of the different ways we can use water.

Choose the one use of water that you think is most important and write a sentence to say why you think it is important. This is your opinion so there isn’t a ‘wrong’ answer as long as you can give a good reason. Remember to use ‘because’ to explain your thinking: 

EG. “I think ____________ is most important because_________.”

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

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

1) Write down three odd numbers between zero and 10. Write down three even numbers between zero and 10. Circle each group and label them.

2) Add two odd numbers – is the answer odd or even?

3) Add the three odd numbers – is the answer odd or even?

4) Add two even numbers – is the answer odd or even?

5) Add the three even numbers – is the answer odd or even?

6) Add one odd number and one even number – is the answer odd or even?

7) Can you solve these missing number calculations? All of these can be solved using inverse operation – example a) 24 + ____ = 35 (the answer can be found by using the inverse (opposite) of +. Therefore 35 – 24 = 11, so the number missing from the original question is 11). Here are today’s questions;

1) 8 + ___ = 20     2) ___ + 7 = 17       3) 13 + ____ = 24     4) ____ + 14 = 25

5) 9 + ___ = 13     6) ___ + 16 = 18     7) 3 + ____ = 22       8) ____ + 11 = 27

9) If you have time, have another look at this activity;

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

Other:  To give opinions on different pieces of music. 

Watch these two songs that help us to remember to wash our hands. Can you learn the words? What actions would you put with them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI&vl=en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDHJW4r3elE&vl=en

Which song do you like best? Why? What do you not like about them? Can you clap along to the beat / pulse of the song?

Make sure you are using the internet with an adult. Stay 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 8th 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.

Listen to the Author Sue Hendra read her book ‘Barry the Fish with Fingers’ on Youtube: Barry the Fish with Fingers read by Sue Hendra 

Talk with your child about all the things Barry said he could do with his fingers e.g. Finger painting, cutting, knitting etc. 

Think of other things you can do with your fingers and make a list together. e.g . write, play piano etc

Extra challenge: Use one of the items of your list to write a sentence e.g I can play the piano with my fingers.

Offline activity: Alternatively choose your favourite water themed book and talk about any similarities you have with one of the characters. 

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order.  Put up numbers 11-20 on a wall or on an outside floor. Say a number and ask your child to hit the correct number using a water pistol (or alternatively use another item you can aim with e.g balled up socks). Encourage your child to record each number they hit or miss in a simple table e.g .

Numbers I Hit Numbers I missed
Other:  Children handle equipment and tools effectively.

Cutting skills

Ask your child to create a sea or fish picture by cutting out fish, sea creatures, seaweed, treasure chest etc. and sticking them onto a picture to create a water scene.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-1184-under-the-sea-small-world-characters

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 5th June

Warm up activity Inhaling the Universe
  1. Stand with your feet wide apart. Raise your toes up and lower them again. Feel the bottoms of your feet on the floor.
  2. Raise your arms as high as you can, fingers spread and breathe in deeply. Hold your breath.
  3. Bend forward, breathe out and say a big “Ahhhh!” Swing your arms down by your sides. 
  4. Breathe in and imagine scooping the entire universe into your arms and over your head as you stand up again. Hold your breath and imagine showering yourself with stars.
  5. Bend forward, releasing your breath with another big “Ahhhh!”
  6. Imagine scooping the universe up and over your head two more times. 
Main activity How do we act when we are feeling anxious? 

Recap last week’s discussion about worries. Hopefully you still have the drawings of the worries you and your child talked about. 

Explain to your child that sometimes, when we feel anxious, we act in ways that make us feel better for a little while, but that won’t help change how we feel about that situation. Because we feel the same about the situation, our worries come back just the same next time. Talk about how worry and anxiety can make us behave in ways we don’t normally behave, that is our body and brains’ way of telling us we need help to deal with this worry. For example we might be worried about going to school and that might make us not sleep very well, if a worry is affecting how we feel then we need to get help so the worry doesn’t take over. 

The activity today is to write two lists. List one should be titled ‘Happy Brain’, in this list you and your child should write or draw as many things as you can that make you really happy. e.g. family, friends, a favourite comforter etc. Talk about the list with your child and try to describe to each other how it makes you happy. e.g. The smell of my cuddly toy makes me feel calm and relaxed and that makes me happy. 

List two should be titled ‘Worried Brain’, in this list your child should describe the ways the worries you talked about last week make you feel. e.g. The dark makes me feel nervous because I can’t see and I worry there might be something I can’t see that I don’t like. That makes me have a tummy ache. Link this list with the list of worries you made with your child and the list of physical changes we may experience when we are worried (22nd May).

 

Coming back to school.

Coming back to school.

Sam has made a story to help the children to come back to school. We appreciate that they have been away from school for a while and things will be a bit different when they come back tomorrow, including the places they come into the building and the class spaces they are in.
Hopefully the story below will help them to begin to understand the changes.
Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 4th June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Using some of the tricky words your child has found more challenging over the last few weeks, play the target game you can see in the image above. Your child aims a ball (or other item) at the tower and reads the words they knock down.


Alternatively you could play a different target based game of your choice.

Maths – Shape Children explore the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Ask your child to make an enclosure for animals at the zoo in a certain shape e.g circle, square, rectangle, triangle. You could use any resources you have at home to make these e.g lego bricks, paper, pencils. 


Can your child talk about the shape they have made?

Other: Creative Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways. They represent their own ideas through… art and stories.

Zoo animal model

Using playdough/salt dough or other modelling clay. Can your child make a zoo animal to go in their zoo enclosure?

Ask them to think about what features they will need referring back to their fact cards and pictures from yesterday.

Challenge: Can they write labels or fact posters for their zoo?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2544279-basic-salt-dough-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 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning forThursday 4th June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To practise reading and spelling common exception words. 

Here are some games you can play to practise your common exception words. 

You don’t have to do them all. Pick the ones that work for you and what you have available at home. 

These are to do on a computer or device if you have access to them. 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-259517.htm

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

These can be printed. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-5732-common-exception-words-year-2-word-search-pack

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-52124-year-2-spelling-and-reading-common-exception-words-activity-booklet

Writing To write a story.. 

Look at your plan from yesterday. Today’s challenge is to write a story that includes your two animals. It can be as long or as short as you want. 

Be creative and think about how the characters can help each other like the Snail and the Whale. 

Remember to be a successful Year 2 writer you need to try and include:-

  1. Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. 
  2. Interesting words including noun phrases (an adjective with a noun – sharp teeth, fluffy fur etc
  3. Range of clauses to extend sentences – use words like and, so, if, but, because, that, when
  4. Range of punctuation including . , ! and ?
  5. Different sentence types – Questions, Commands, Statements and Exclamations. 

Do your best and come up with an amazing story that your teachers will enjoy reading!

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) Number sorting;

  1. Use the Venn diagram (below), or draw two interlocking circles
  2. Use this website to generate ten numbers that are between 1 and 100;

http://www.randomnumbergenerator.com/

          Write these numbers on a separate piece of paper and cut them up.

  1. Sort the numbers according to the criteria for each circle. Remember – if any of the numbers fit both descriptions, they go in the centre section. Some numbers may not fit either description. These should be placed outside both circles.
  2. When you have put all numbers where they need to be, take a photograph to send to your class teacher.
  3. Remove the numbers. Cross out the criteria on the Venn Diagram. Make your own – write them below the crossed out ones.
  4. Use the same numbers, place them where they need to go, according to the new criteria. When complete, take another picture to send to your class teacher.

2) If you have time, play these Maths games;

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

https://nrich.maths.org/5572

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

Other:  To sort animals according to their features. 

To finish our week of thinking about zoo animals, today we are going to sort animals according to their features. (What they are like)

You will need to draw two large sorting circles (Drawing around a plate works well) and label them. For example:

Then draw and label animals that could go in each of your circles.

Here are some other headings you could try:

  • Has wings / No wings.
  • Lives in water/ Lives on land
  • Had 4 legs or less / Has more than 4 legs
  • Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore

Or think of your own! Again, if you have access to toy animals you could do this practically and take a picture. Have fun! 

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 4th June

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

Read the story ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ – by Giles Andreae again. (either on yesterday’s document or on this Youtube link).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBi2tsD2iUQ

Now choose your favourite part to learn off by heart. Try to break it into smaller parts and maybe add some actions as these ideas may help you learn it better.

Now can you recite and perform it to someone else? Maybe you could even record yourself performing it.

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

Extension activity – Can you write your own poem for a jungle or zoo animal?

Writing

Sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly.

Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Leave spaces between words.

Re-read the ’Dear Zoo’ story by Rod Campbell or listen to the online version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudDGRQ9QGA

Continue to make your own version of the story.  Remember to follow the same structure as the book but you can choose the animals you would like to include.

Remember to think carefully about ‘perfect sentences’ and what each page will look like.  Will you draw your pictures or cut out images? How will you hide them from view? What type of cages would the animals be in?

What will your final ‘perfect’ animal be?

Maths Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

Watch the short video on this link to remind you about telling the time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs  INTERNET SAFETY: Please remember you should have an adult with you when you go online – Keep SAFE online

Look at the clock faces shown below. What time do they say? Remember to look carefully at the hands. The minute hand is long and the hour hand is short. Look carefully at the position of the hour hand for the half past times. 

Extension: do you have any analogue clocks in your house? Go on an analogue clock hunt! Throughout the day, look at the clock and tell a grown up if you see it when it becomes an o’clock time or a half past time. 

Other: 

Science

Can I describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates, and including pets)? Look at the pictures below of the different animals and the labels that show their body parts. Can you think of other animals that have similar body parts to the ones shown? Some are easier than others. Present your findings in any way you would 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 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 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 3rd June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Listening to and discussing a wide range of poems at a level beyond that at which they can read independently.

Read the story ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ – Giles Andreae (either below or on this Youtube link).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBi2tsD2iUQ

Which part of the book did you like the most? Which part didn’t you like? Which was your favourite animal and why? Is there an animal you didn’t like? Why? Does the book rhyme? Can you find any of the rhyming words? Who would you recommend this book to?

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

Extension activity – Can you write about your favourite animal from the poem and why it is your favourite?

Or can you write a list of all the rhyming words from your favourite animal poem?

Writing

Sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly.

Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Leave spaces between words.

Read the ’Dear Zoo’ story by Rod Campbell or listen to the online version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudDGRQ9QGA

Look at the structure of the book e.g.  the use of ‘flaps’ to hide the pictures and the repetitive language.  Over the next two days your task is to create your own version of this book – you can decide which zoo animals to include and how many pages you want.

Use some folded paper to create the book but decide on the number of pages you will need first.  Start by creating a front cover with a title, picture and your name as you are the author! Then begin by writing the opening pages. Think carefully about ‘perfect sentences’.

Maths Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 =      – 9.

Zookeeper Giles has set you a riddle to solve! 

There are lots of animals in his zoo.  There are 20 legs in total. 

What animals could there be? 

You can use toy animals, cut out pictures, drawn pictures, or just numbers and words to help you find an answer to his riddle. 

Can you find more than one possible answer to the riddle? 

See how many you can find!

Other: 

Science

Can I identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores 

Watch this video: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tgv2-sc-19-quick-facts-herbivores-omnivores-and-carnivores-video

or see the fact sheets below to learn about herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. Then using books, your knowledge or the internet (with a grown up) complete the grid below (there is an A4 one at the bottom) by finding out about animals and sorting them appropriately. 

Carnivore Herbivore Omnivore

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 

 

Carnivore Herbivore Omnivore

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 3rd June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – sentence writing/rhyme Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.  Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Using the rhyming words from yesterday or your own, ask your child to create their own silly rhyme sentences. Children can also make up their own nonsense words for this.

E.g. The pig has got a wig.

Or as an extra challenge create two sentences that rhyme.

E.g. There once was a pig. He had a silly wig.

Maths- Subtraction Children  count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20.  They subtract 2 single-digit numbers and count back to find the answer.

Use one of the animal pictures from yesterday (e.g. snakes) for your child to count objects onto.


Put numbers 1-9 in one pile and 10-20 in another pile.

Ask your child to choose a number from the 10-20 pile and count that many onto the animal picture. Next ask your child to pick a number from the 1-9 pile. Can they take that number away from the first group of objects and say how many are left?

Extra challenge:Can you get your child to write the number sentence e.g. 17- 5 = 12

Other: Understanding the World/The World Children know about similarities and differences in relation to …living things and make observations of animals and explain why some things occur.

Look at pictures of zoo animals or if you have any zoo animals at home.

Talk about what is the same about each of the animals and what is different. E.g. one could have fur and the other does not. Find out facts about the animals

What do they like to eat?

Where do they live?

What are the baby animals called?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5820-safari-animal-factfile-display-posters

Challenge:Ask your child to draw a picture of their favourite animal and write a fact about their animal on the 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.

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 3rd June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To use common exception words in a sentence.

Look at the list from earlier in the week

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

Today your challenge is to use some of these Year 2 common exception words to write a sentence. Choose 10 of the words and write them in a sentence. 

Challenge – Can you get more than one of the Year 2 common exception words in the sentence. How many can you get in one sentence. The sentence still has to make sense!  

Writing To plan a story.

The book Snail and the Whale is all about two animals working together to help each other. The Whale helps the snail get across the ocean and then the snail helps rescue the beached whale.  

Today’s challenge is to plan a short story about two animals working together. Think about the two animals you are going to choose. 

They could rhyme like snail and whale e.g bat and cat, bear and hare or moth and sloth. 

Here are some more ideas

https://www.poetry4kids.com/news/list-of-rhyming-animals/

Think about how they could help each other e,g the bat could fly to get something for the cat or the cat could squeeze in a small gap.

 Draw a picture of each animal and how they will need help in your story. 

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) A game for two players – print the game sheet below, or play on squared paper, make 0 – 9 cards to play (Same layout as printable sheet).

To play – you need two different coloured pencils, number cards and a 100 square game board (some numbers are already on the printable game board, these do not count towards either player’s total).

  1. Place the number cards face down and mix around.
  2. Player one picks two number cards and sees what 2 digit number they can

           make (one card will be a ten, one a unit – don’t add the two card numbers  

           together). With a colour pencil write the number in the correct square. Place  

           the number cards back with the others and mix around.

  1. Player two does the same as above.
  2. Continue to take turns. If a player cannot add to the 100 square (because all combinations are already full), they miss that turn.
  3. When the 100 square is full, or if neither player can continue, the game is over. Add up your colours to see who has won.

2) If you have time, play these Maths games;

https://primarygames.co.uk/pg2/dogbone/gamebone.html

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/306/Maths-Fishing-Multiplication

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

Other:  To understand the purpose of a map.

Visit the Chester Zoo website again. See if you can use the ‘search bar’ to locate a map of the zoo. (Remember we have done ‘searches’ in computing!)

When you find the map look carefully at it. What is a map for? How does it help us?

It is a birdseye view over the whole zoo. You might want to look at other Zoos maps online too.

Today we are going to make our own zoo maps. You will need to think about how you will show which animals are in each area. 

What other things / buildings you will need in your zoo.(Toilets, shop, cafe, entrance etc.)You will need paths between the attractions. You may want to use a key to show what the different buildings are. You could number them or use symbols. 

If you don’t want to draw it, you could make it a 3D map out of lego, duplo etc. And ask your grown up to take a birds eye photograph! 

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 2nd June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To continue to practice common exception words.

Recap the list of common exception words from yesterday 

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

Today you are going to be common exception word detectives! Your challenge is to hunt through any books you have at home and find any of the Year 2 common exception words. Make a list of all the ones that you find. Which one appears the most? How many can you find?

Writing

To discuss what has been read.

To give opinions on a story. 

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

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

Today you need to think about parts of the story that you like and any parts of the story that you don’t like. 

Write a few sentences explaining your favourite part of the story. Remember to use because to give your reasons. 

If there were any parts of the story that you didn’t like then explain that as well. Remember to justify your opinions.  

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) Take one dice (if you don’t have a dice, use this online version – www.random.org/dice ). Roll the dice, write down the number. Repeat this two more times, then add the three numbers together. If you are using the online dice, you can select the page to roll three dice at the same time. Repeat this four more times, until you have five calculations. Here is an example of one calculations;

6 + 2 + 4 = 12

2) Number triangles. Your task is to make each side of the triangle add up to the number in the middle. Your challenge is to not use zero, and to use the same number up to twice only. Here are two examples. One is correctly completed, the other is not;


There are some printable triangles below. Some have no target number in the middle – can you challenge yourself and set your own targets?

Your target is to complete three triangles.

3) If you have time, play these Maths games;

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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

Other:  To write include full stops and question marks in my writing.

Revisit the Chester zoo page and explore more of the zoo. 

Using either the animal you wrote a cage label for yesterday, or a new zoo animal, today we will be writing a riddle about that animal.

A riddle needs around 5 clues about your animal. The first clues should be vague, don’t give the game away too soon! (Think back to the riddles about shapes that we wrote at school.)

For example:

What am I?

I walk on four legs.

I am a mammal that lives in wide open spaces.

I eat leaves from tall trees.

I have a very long tongue and a very long neck.

I am around 20 meters tall which makes me the tallest animal in the world.

What am I?

Remember to finish each clue with a full stop and then your question sentence with a question mark. 

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 2nd June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – phonics/reading

Continues a rhyming string.

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

Write some of the words below on pieces of paper. Encourage your child to read the words and then sort them into rhyming groups.

Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4

bat

mat

hat

log

dog

hog

duck

luck

muck

ship

chip

zip

wing

king

sing

light

fight

sight

sink

link

think 

nest

best

chest

tree

free

three

Extra challenge: Can your child think of any more rhyming words to add to each group? Keep the words 

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

Create two animals for your child to count objects onto e.g. snakes

Write the numbers 1- 10 on paper and turn the numbers face down on the floor/table. Ask your child to pick a number and count that many objects on to the first animal. Then ask them to pick another number and count that many onto the second animal. Finally ask your child to add the two groups of objects together, encouraging them to count on from the largest number. Can they tell you how many they have altogether?

Extra challenge: Can you get your child to write the number sentence? e.g. 10 + 2 = 12

Note: Keep animal pictures and numbers for tomorrow.

Online alternative:

https://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

Other: 

Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using Media and Materials

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques experimenting with colour and design Handprint zoo animals.  

Ask your child to paint their hand or draw round their hand to create a zoo animal of their choice.

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 2nd June

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Being encouraged to link what they read or hear read to their own experiences

Re-read the story ‘Supermarket Zoo’ – by Caryl Hart (either on yesterday’s document or on this Youtube link). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvTSdbf4xfI

Think about a time when you have been to a Supermarket. What was your trip like? What did you buy? Was it similar or different to Albie’s trip? If you had been to Albie’s supermarket in ‘Supermarket Zoo’ what would you have thought about it? How would you be feeling? What would you have bought and why?

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

Extension activity – Write about what is similar and different about your trip to a supermarket and Albie’s trip to the supermarket.

Or Write a list of what you would have bought at the supermarket zoo.

Writing Write sentences by:

  • Saying out loud what they are going to write about
  • Composing a sentence orally before writing it

Think about the different animals you might see at the zoo (penguins, lions, monkeys, giraffes, elephants, tigers, hippos, rhinos etc.).  You might want to look back at the book for some ideas.  Now write some descriptive sentences with the use of ‘and’ to say which two animals you saw on an imaginary visit e.g.

I went to the zoo and I saw a gigantic grey elephant and some silly monkeys swinging.

Think carefully about your sentence, finger spaces, spelling and punctuation.

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

Today you will be using your knowledge of counting in 2’s to complete some repeated addition and multiplication number sentences. These are shown below. 

Remember, 2 + 2 + 2   is 3 lots of 2 and we can write this as 3 x 2 =

Use the pictures to help you. 

Extension: ask a grown up or older sibling to write the counting in 2’s sequence down for you but with some of the numbers missing or covered. Can you work out which numbers are missing from the sequence?  

Other: 

Geography

Can I use world maps, atlases and globes countries, continents and oceans.

Choose your favourite animal. Mine is a giraffe. 

Find out as much as you can about this animal and present your findings in any way you like. You might like to write all your facts on small pieces of paper or create a poster with a drawing or photo of your chosen animal in the middle. Make sure you include where your animal lives. 

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 – 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?

____________________            ___________________

____________________            ___________________

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Different types of car                            Fun Facts about cars

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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 

 

Emojis to print out and cut up:

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

Emojis to print out and cut up:

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

😃 😉 😑 ☹️ 😌 😶 😗 🌝 😊 😯

 

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