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Year 2 – Maths

Year 2 – Maths

In Year 2 this week we have been representing numbers in different ways and then ordering numbers to make our own number line. We even made a human number line using objects in our classes

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Returning to School

Returning to School

Dear Parents and Carers,

We look forward to welcoming back your child to Langstone Infant School on Monday 6th  September.

You will be aware that there remain a large number of COVID cases both locally and nationally and we will be continuing to follow the guidance that is issued to us.

Please read carefully the information below for the return to school.

DROP OFF

Year 1 and 2 will start at 8:45am

The gate to the main playground will open at 8:40am, at the same time the classroom door will open and children can walk straight into their classrooms. There will be no need to queue and wait on the playground. You can drop off your child and go.

Please may I take this opportunity to remind you that your child remains your responsibility until they are in the classroom door. Please ensure that you have walked them to the door or watched them from the playground go into the school building and not just watch them from Stride Ave.

There will not be an opportunity for you to talk to your child’s teacher but if you have an urgent message please email using the class email or call the school office.

The gate to the playground will close at 8:45 at which time learning starts. If your child arrives after this time, you will need to sign them in at the office. Please do not put staff in a difficult situation by pleading with them to let you into the playground after this time.

PICK UP

 Year 1 and 2 children will finish school at 3:00pm

The gate to the main playground will be opened at 2:55pm. We ask you to queue in an orderly line from the numbered sign post that will be placed in the playground near the appropriate classroom. This will help the class teachers to be able to find you quickly, particularly as the new class teachers get to know you and the children. The class teachers will open the classroom doors at 3pm and send your child to you when they see you at the front of the line. Please exit the playground swiftly – there is space along Stride Ave for you to meet with other parents to catch up and arrange play dates etc.

The gate will close at 3:05pm

We ask you to be on time as after school meetings involving school staff will begin at 3.15pm.

STAYING SAFE

Please help us to keep our school community safe .  We respectfully remind you that only one parent/carer will be permitted for the drop off and collection of pupils and please maintain safe spacing.

SIBLINGS

We know that many of our children have siblings who are not yet school age. We appreciate that you may have to bring siblings to drop off and collect your child, but ask you to keep this to the minimum where possible, and remind you that you remain responsible for your children and safe spacing when dropping off and collecting your child. We respectfully request that you keep any children next to you in the queue and not allow them to run around the playground.

COMMUNICATION

As stated previously, at this time teachers will not be available to speak to parents/carers unless teachers initiate the contact. Teachers must commit their time to ensuring that all children safely enter and leave their care. Parents can contact teachers through the school office by email and phone calls as usual. Any messages or queries for the office should be emailed or phoned in before 8:45am or after 9:30am.

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

Children will be expected to return to school in full uniform. They must wear clean clothes every day.

  • White polo shirt, grey skirt/pinafore or grey trousers/shorts, bottle green jumper/sweatshirt/cardigan (summer green/white gingham checked dresses)
  • Footwear – Black shoes (in the interest of safety these must have closed toes and low heels)

Children will not be required to bring a PE kit to school, they will wear their PE kits on their PE day. This will commence the week beginning 13th September.

 

Monday Tuesday Thursday
Class 5 Class 6 Class 4
Class 8 Class 9 Class 7

 

PE Kit

Black shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings. White t-shirt, black plimsolls or trainers (velcro), black hoodie or sweatshirt.  Children should not be wearing football kits or other coloured sports kit on PE days.

No earrings on PE days. Small stud earrings the rest of the time. No other jewellery should be worn.

Your child should not bring extra items into school, they will only need:

  • A bottle containing water – we will provide your child with a new bottle on the first day
  • Their lunch (if you are providing it)
  • A waterproof coat incase of rain
  • Their book bag

SNACK

All children will have access to a piece of fruit or vegetable during the morning break. We will encourage children to try the different fruit and vegetables. Please make sure you let us know of any allergies.

LUNCH 

Children will be entitled to their free school meal, from Monday 6th September this will be a  hot meal, although you are welcome to provide a packed lunch from home. They will order this each day as they did previously in their classroom at the registration time. As before, it is a three week rolling menu (copy attached). The children will not have access to their school water bottles at lunchtime and should bring a separate drink with their packed lunch.  Children having a school lunch will be provided with a cup of water.

SYMPTOMS

If your child becomes unwell with COVID symptoms, they must not come to school and you should inform the school as soon as possible. If your child displays these symptoms when they are at school they will be sent home and advised to follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. Your child should be taken for a PCR test and you should inform the school of the result as soon as you have it.

We hope you find the information in this letter helpful and we look forward to welcoming you on Monday 6th September.

Yours sincerely,

Miss V Page

Headteacher

 

Year 1 – Sports Day

Year 1 – Sports Day

Year 1 had a great sports day! They competed in lots of races such as; egg and spoon, relay, hurdles, beanbag, skipping, football dribble and the sack race. They enjoyed cheering on their fellow classmates and earnt stickers for their achievements. What a fantastic day!

Year 1 – PSHE Keeping Safe!

Year 1 – PSHE Keeping Safe!

Year 1 have been really busy learning about ‘How to Keep Safe’. They started the day by thinking back to earlier on in the year when they learnt about Internet Safety Day and about keeping safe online.

We then learnt about ‘Road Safety’ and the ‘Green Cross Code’ and acted out different scenarios on the school playground.

Another part of our day was ‘Sun Safety’ this was really important as we were currently in a heatwave. The children created a sun safety poster to share all the important information.

Finally we learnt about medicines and drug safety. We had to sort medicines and other household items by whether they were safe or not. Most importantly we learnt you must check with a trusted adult before touching anything.

Year 2 – Sports Day

Year 2 – Sports Day

Year 2 finished their year with a lovely sunny day Sports Day. The children took part in races on the field and they all received stickers to recognise their achievements.

Achievement Assemblies – Classes 5, 7 and 8

Achievement Assemblies – Classes 5, 7 and 8

Achievement Assemblies are coming thick and fast this week. I think we may run out of juice and biscuits! The children have celebrated receiving their latest Certificate and are already busy filling up their next merit cards. |They look very proud of their achievements and e are very proud of their hard work. Well done everyone!

 

Year R – Sports Day

Year R – Sports Day

Year R had a wonderful time at their sports day last week. Each class held their own sports day.  The children took part in games and races and all received stickers and certificates for their participation.

Year 2 – Staycation

Year 2 – Staycation

As part of their work on Holidays, Year Two, along with most of Britain, planned a fabulous Staycation on the school field.

Would the weather hold out? Would we stay on the ‘green’ list?

Follow this link to find out more about it and see lots more pictures!

Come on England!

Come on England!

Today has been a busy day at school. It has been lovely seeing so many happy children in their non uniform. There have been lots of excited children who have been proud to show their sports kits and red and white clothes.

Thank you for all your support! It’s coming home!

 

Key Stage 1 – Cricket

Key Stage 1 – Cricket

Years 1 and 2 Took part in a cricket experience today, in the sunshine on the field. Follow this link to read more about and see what the children got up to with more pictures.

Year R – There’saShark in the Park on a Windy Day!

Year R – There’saShark in the Park on a Windy Day!

This week in English the Reception children have been reading the story of ‘Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!’ by Nick Sharratt.  In the story Timothy Pope uses his telescope to look for sharks.

The children  used their telescopes to look for things in the outside area and then wrote about them in their books.
“I can see a snake and it has scary eyes.”
“I can see a frog on the ground and it is sitting in the mud.”
“I can see a shark under a bridge and there is fish in deep blue water.”
Year 2 – Working Scientifically

Year 2 – Working Scientifically

Year 2 have been putting all their science learning to great use this half term and have been working scientifically. The children have been planning experiments, carrying them out, making predictions, recording results and measurements and talking about what they have learnt.

This week the children investigated what happened to puddles.

Year 2 – Leaflet Writing

Year 2 – Leaflet Writing

We do like to be beside the seaside!

In Year Two, we have been thinking about all of the seaside attractions that Portsmouth and Southsea have to offer.

For an English task, we researched different attractions, such as the Spinnaker Tower, Historic Dockyard and the seafront.

We chose different headings and wrote detailed sentences about four of the attractions.

Please enjoy reading them. You could use them to plan a day out of your own!

 

Year R – Seascapes

Year R – Seascapes

In Year R we have been making seascape pictures using water paint.  Today, we started to put on sand to create texture to our images.  Next week, we will add sea creatures.  Which ones do you think would be best?

Year R – Maths

Year R – Maths

In Year R, we have been learning the language more and fewer in maths to practise our skills and use the language correctly, we had to vote for a story book and looked to see which one had more cubes and which had fewer.
Year 1 – Weather Forecasts!

Year 1 – Weather Forecasts!

Year 1 became weather forecasters this week as part of our geography learning.  We watched a BBC weather forecaster in action and learnt that they stand in front of a green or blue screen to explain the weather. We then used the green screen at school to have a go ourselves and had lots of fun!

Also we have been keeping a weather diary across week and Class 5 decided to compare Portsmouth’s weather with Inverness in Scotland. We have also identified the typical weather we have in each season and have discussed how climate change has affected this over the years. As well as this we discussed and sorted clothing based upon its suitability for different types of weather.

 

Year 1 – Plant Detectives!

Year 1 – Plant Detectives!

Last week Year 1 became ‘Plant Detectives’ as part of their Science learning. They studied the plants closely and identified each of the main parts. The children then dissected and labelled each part and discussed its function.

Year R – Using Year 1 Farms

Year R – Using Year 1 Farms

In our outside continuous provision, we have been playing with the farms that Year 1 made in design and technology.  We loved putting the cows in the field and grouping the animals together.
Year R – Pirate Maths

Year R – Pirate Maths

Year R have been learning how to write and form the number 9 correctly this week.  Our topic is Pirates and Mermaids.  Did you know that pirates like to bowl?  We have been bowling and explaining our learning, in sentences, by saying how many skittles had fallen over and how many were still standing up.  We have been thinking about how we could represent the 9 skittles using a tens frame and counters.  In continuous provision, we have been exploring the number 9 and the different parts that make it.

Year 2 – Forensic Scientists

Year 2 – Forensic Scientists

Year Two become Silent Witnesses!

Year 2 were lucky to take part in a Forensic Science Experience. A scientist called Chris came to each Year Two class during a busy day of activities. We learnt about what forensic science is and what it is used for. We learned some amazing facts, such as;

  • Everyone’s fingerprints are completely different!
  • DNA is something almost unique to every different person
  • DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid
  • DNA can be found on your skin, hair, saliva and even your poo!

You can find out more about DNA here;

What is DNA? – BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpffr82/articles/zvwbcj6

We became detectives, searching for who had taken a purse. There was a long list of suspects! We worked in teams to solve clues and search for DNA evidence. One or two super sleuths even discovered that two of the suspects have the same DNA (a true fact!).

We all had a super time and learned a lot about how science is important in the world around us.

Year 1 – Wonderful Weather

Year 1 – Wonderful Weather

Year 1 were really excited last week as they had received a special present from Elmer! First there was a letter that explained that Elmer needed our help because he didn’t understand the weather and did not want to ruin his colours if there was any bad weather. He asked the children to learn all about the weather and even try some exciting weather experiments. There was ‘a skittle rainbow’,  ‘make it rain’ and ‘a tornado’ experiment. The children then wrote about which experiment they liked and disliked and why.

The children had lots fun!

 

Old Year 1 Had A Farm Part Two… EIEIO!

Old Year 1 Had A Farm Part Two… EIEIO!

In art the following week, the children looked at clay animal sculptures. They used these ideas to create their own farm animal out of clay. The children molded the animal out of one lump rather than adding separate pieces together. They then painted their animal once dry.

Can you guess what farm animals we have made?

als we have made?

Old Year 1 Had A Farm… EIEIO!

Old Year 1 Had A Farm… EIEIO!

The week before half term Year 1 have been creating their own farms The children followed their group design to then create a 3D model of their farm. They used a range of materials and joined and decorated them in a variety of ways including; tape, glue, paint and tissue.

We hope you love our farms!

Year R – Pirates and mermaids

Year R – Pirates and mermaids

Our new topic in Year R is Pirates and Mermaids.  A shark box arrived and delivered pirate dressing up and new books to read to introduce the start of our topic.  Whilst reading the books, we realised that we did not have a ship, flag or any pirate treasure.  The children have been designing their role play this week, painting their ship, joining and making parrots and have found golden coins hiding in the sand.  Did you know the skull and crossbones flag at the top of a pirate ship is called a Jolly Roger?

 

Year 1 – What a smell!

Year 1 – What a smell!

This week Year 1 have been ‘Poo Detectives’ as part of our science learning. The children had to look closely at the ‘poo’ and decide which farm animal it belonged to by the clues they could see. After they had discovered which animal the poo belonged to, they then needed to decide whether the animal was a carnivore, omnivore or herbivore based upon what they had already learnt. The children had lots of fun investigating!

*No animals were harmed during this process and no real ‘poo’ was present*

 

Year 2 – Anna from ORCA

Year 2 – Anna from ORCA

As part of their WaterWorld topic Year 2 were visited by Anna from the ORCA organisation.

The children learnt all about the different species of whales and dolphins in our seas and oceans. The children were able to look closely at different artifacts including jaws and teeth.  It was a fantastic presentation, all the children thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt lots.

If you’d like to find out more about ORCA follow this link.

Year R – Exploring Magnets

Year R – Exploring Magnets

In Early Years, we have been exploring if objects are magnetic or not magnetic.  Can you tell by the photos which objects were magnetic and which ones were not? We also explored the magnets and could say if they were attracted to each other or repelled.  We had a lot of fun finding out, in particularly seeing how strong the magnets were and what they could move and hold.
The Big Ask

The Big Ask

Hi, my name is Rachel de Souza and I’m the Children’s Commissioner for England. My job is to speak up for children in England, stand up for their rights, and make sure that the people in power listen to what children need and want.

It’s time to give something big back to young people like you after COVID — and we need your help to do it.

This is the largest ever survey of children and young people in England. We’ll use what you tell us to show the government what you think, and what children need to live happier lives.

This survey will only take you 5-10 minutes

Please follow this link to visit the survey.

Year 1 Snuggly Snerds

Year 1 Snuggly Snerds

Year 1 have been reading ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next’ by Julia Donaldson. In the story there is an imaginary character called the ‘Snuggly Snerd’. We then made our own Snuggly Snerds, which we named and described.  We then wrote sentences about them in our English Writing.

 

Year 2 – RE

Year 2 – RE

As part of our RE work on what ‘creation’ means, Year Two created a clay model of whatever they wanted. In later sessions, we have talked about what creation means in different religions.
We hope that you like what we made! (Click on the photo to see the creation!)
Year R – Salt Dough Aliens

Year R – Salt Dough Aliens

In Early years we have been making aliens out of salt dough.  We had to measure the ingredients, stir and shape our dough to look like an alien.  Once the aliens were made, we used our joining skills to craft a spaceship for the alien to fly in.  When the spaceships were dry, we painted them to look more realistic.  Luckily the aliens did not steal any of our pants!

Year 1 – Maths this week

Year 1 – Maths this week

Year 1 have been learning about addition this week. We have been combining parts to make the whole. We have also learnt that addition is commutative and we have been explaining our learning in full sentences. We have been using vocabulary like ‘First, then and now’, as well as addends, sum and total. Also we have been using counters and other resources to help us.

We are getting really good at our addition facts!

Class 1 – Achievement Assembly

Class 1 – Achievement Assembly

Last Friday some of the children from Class 1 celebrated completing their bronze merit card by receiving their certificates in a class assembly.  Well done to you all.

 

Year 1 – Oh no! Not another crime scene!

Year 1 – Oh no! Not another crime scene!

Year 1 became detectives last week as they discovered something strange had happened to the adventure play area. The area was taped off and the children worked together to take photos and mark the evidence. They had to be careful not to touch anything in case they left their own finger prints behind at the scene. The children first thought the Easter Bunny had been as there were pieces of half eaten carrots. However, they soon discovered a wellington boot and a nest with eggs and this led their findings towards some escaped farm animals instead.

 

Year R – Aliens Crash Land at Langstone

Year R – Aliens Crash Land at Langstone

To get ready for their new topic ‘Aliens’, Miss Beckwith washed lots of decorated pants and put them on the line to dry. Unfortunately the Aliens (who love underpants!) saw them and tried to steal them! Luckily they got scared away by a teacher walking down the corridor but they left lots of broken pieces of spaceship all over our garden area and now the pants have to be washed again!

 

Class 2 – Achievement Assembly

Class 2 – Achievement Assembly

Just before the Easter break Class 2 held an Achievement Assembly. The children received their Bronze certificates and celebrate their achievements with their classmates

, a squash and a biscuit.

 

Easter Hat Competition

Easter Hat Competition

Miss Page and Mrs Marshman had the most wonderful time this morning looking at all the amazing Easter Hats the children have made. It was a real challenge to decide on the winners in each class. Thank you for helping the children with their amazing hats we have raised over £220. Follow this link to see some photos of the amazing hats.

Year R

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3

First Place: Imogen

Runner Up: Ollie

First Place: Madison

Runner Up: Ethan

First Place: Ellis

Runner Up: Lenny

Special Mentions

Hudson

Ben

Oliver

Charles

Jax

Special Mentions

Elliott

Woodie

Grace

 

Special Mentions

Ezra

Lillie

 

Year 1

Class 4 Class 5 Class 6

First Place: Isaac

Runner Up: Harrison

First Place: Priyah

Runner Up: Lincoln

First Place: Hallie

Runner Up: Rosie

Special Mentions

Lillia

Iris

Georgia

Special Mentions

Benjamin

Ellis

Nellie

Alfie

Oscar

Ronnie

Louisa

 

Special Mentions

Emerson

Jesse-Rae

 

Year 2

Class 7 Class 8 Class 9

First Place: Jack P

Runner Up: Freddie

First Place: Loki

Runner Up: Jacob Ma

First Place: Eliza

Runner Up: Isabelle

Special Mentions

Sianna

Oscar

Thomas

Brandon

Theo

Special Mentions

Flynn

Bella

Aiden

Jesse

Scarlett

Aiden

Special Mentions

Joshua E

Tasin

Jack C

Grace

Tsiana

 

 

Year R – Easter Egg Hunt

Year R – Easter Egg Hunt

Year R had an Easter Egg hunt in the Sensory Garden. They even found Mrs Beggs, along with some chocolatey treasure.

Year 2 – Maths Games

Year 2 – Maths Games

Year 2 have been putting the number skills to good use by playing games. They have been practicing fluency with the games that they have played.

Achievement Assemblies

Achievement Assemblies

Achievement Assemblies have been happening at a fast and furious rate. The children have worked so hard this term both during the lockdown and now that they are back at school. We are so very proud of them.

The children share one of the achievements in their merit cards and then celebrate with a drink and a biscuit with their classmates.

Class 7 Class 8 Class 8
Class 3

 

Year 2 – Dinosaur Islands

Year 2 – Dinosaur Islands

The children worked in their animal groups to design their own dinosaur habitat. They planned collaboratively on a planning sheet before copying their plan onto the box. They then built up the structure using junk modelling before covering with paper lamination. After they were dry they painted the island and added geographical features to match their plan. The children were able to amend their island but only after discussion as a group.

Year 1 Guinea Pigs

Year 1 Guinea Pigs

Year 1 have been reading the story of ‘Christopher Nibble in a tale of dandelion derring-do!’ by Charlotte Middleton.

We then learnt how to draw our own guinea pigs and write some sentences about them.

We hope you love our drawings!

Year 1 – Let it Grow!

Year 1 – Let it Grow!

It has been lovely having all the children back in Year 1, they have all definitely grown.

So have all our plants too!

As part of our ‘Let it Grow’ topic we have been planting and growing runner beans, broad beans, grass and taking care of mini daffodils.

Year R – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Year R – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In Year R the children have been learning about different minibeasts.  They have made a range of minibeasts for their class displays.  They used lots of different resources and skills to make them including printing, painting and learning how to joint parts together. Year R have also read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and made their own caterpillar to help us learn about the days of the week.
Year R – Minibeasts

Year R – Minibeasts

In Year R the children have been learning about minibeasts.  Today, they started to build their ant farm and our wormery.  Did you know a worm has no arms, legs or eyes?

 

The Masked Reader

The Masked Reader

Well done to everyone who took part in our Masked Reader Challenge. We hope you enjoyed the stories and I’m sure you did really well!

Here are the answers!

Reader A Reader B  Reader C  Reader D  Reader E
Pig the Fibber Come Back Jack Little Penguin Lost The Book with No Pictures Aliens in Underpants Save the World
Mrs Watson Miss Owen Mr McEvoy Mr Wells Mrs Fletcher
Reader F Reader G  Reader H  Reader I  Reader J
Six Dinner Sid What the Ladybird Heard Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat Super Daisy Mr Big
Mrs Marshman Miss Bugden Mrs Mitchell Mrs Bartlett Mrs Knapp

World Book Day

World Book Day

We had a different World Book Day to usual, but we all still had a great time sharing our favourite books and doing book related activities. Follow this link to see more photos and read more about it.

Thank you!

Thank you!

We would like to say a huge thank you to the parents of our critical worker children who kindly delivered two wonderful hampers of goodies for all the staff.

Staying Connected Pictures

Staying Connected Pictures

Lots of you were busy on Wellbeing Wednesday creating your pictures because we are missing seeing you. It has been fun looking in the silver bin to see who is there! All the pictures have been put up in the hall for you to see when you come back to school. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Wellbeing Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday

Look at all the things we got up to on Wellbeing Wednesday day which we had during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Painting and colouring, baking, junk modelling, finger painting and crafts.

Year 1 – Space Topic

Year 1 – Space Topic

Year 1 have really enjoyed learning about space. They have been doing all sorts of exciting things: making models, learning stories, space painting and learning about astronauts.

Follow this link to see all their work.

Year 1 – PSHE

Year 1 – PSHE

As part of PSHE, the children have been learning about the importance of keeping clean and healthy through daily habits such as cleaning our teeth and washing our face and body.  They had a go at washing a baby to help them understand the importance of caring for others who are unable to do things for themselves.

Print for free at a Library

Print for free at a Library

Please see this important information from Portsmouth Libraries:
Any parents home schooling and needing to print, remember Portsmouth Libraries will re-open for essential computer and internet use on Friday 8th of January and you are allowed to print up to 10 B/W pages homework related for free.
We’ll provide this service at Central, Carnegie, North End, Paulsgrove, Alderman Lacey, Beddow and Southsea libraries.
Just call your nearest library to book a PC and bring your library card if you have one.
Remember you can sign in for a library card online at https://portsmouth.spydus.co.uk/…/spyd…/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME
Using Google Classroom with XBox and Playstation

Using Google Classroom with XBox and Playstation

OPEN GOOGLE CLASSROOM ON XBOX AND PLAYSTATION

Classroom can be opened on Xbox and Playstation. There isn’t an app that you can add to the consoles. Instead,  built-in browsers that come on the two devices. On Xbox, it is Microsoft Edge. On Playstation, it is the “www” browser. To find these use the search function accessible on the home screen.

Once the browser has been opened:

  1. Type in google.co.uk in the URL bar.
  2. A prompt for a Google account will appear.
  3. Type in the email and password.
  4. The Classroom home screen will open up.

If you have a keyboard you can plug in, it will have a much easier for navigation. Otherwise, use the controllers to click on, open up assignments and type.

Learning at Home

Learning at Home

We are really missing seeing you all at school. It is very quiet, but it does mean that hopefully we can all be back together soon.

Remember that all your learning is on your Google Classroom. If you can’t find your password, email your class email. We are really looking forward to seeing how you are getting on.

If you are looking for other things to do why don’t you look at the page of activities and ideas we have put together, by following this link.

Information Update

Information Update

Please note that class emails will not be read until 4th January 2021.

If your child develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday 18th December or over the weekend (19th and 20th December) please can you inform the school on  covidupdate@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk and take your child for a test.

If your child tests positive please contact the school on covidupdate@langstone-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk

The school e-mail will be checked once a day at 10 am on the 19th and 20th December and appropriate action will then be taken.

If your child develops symptoms on or after the 21st December, you do not need to notify the school but should notify the NHS Track and Trace service.

Year 1 – Marble Mazes

Year 1 – Marble Mazes

In Design and Technology Year 1 have been designing and making marble runs or mazes. First we had to decide whether we would make either a marble run or maze and then we drew our designs and listed what equipment we would need. Then we used boxes, straws, lids, matchsticks and other resources to make the marble runs and mazes. Finally we tested and evaluated them. Some children loved being engineers and others decided it was harder than they initially thought; nevertheless we all had lots of fun!

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day

School looked amazing last week as everyone was wearing their Christmas jumpers. We raised an impressive £652.18 for Save the Children trough our Just Giving page and on the day donations. Well done everyone, thank you for your generous donations.

To see more about what we got up to follow this link.

The 12 Days of Christmas PE Challlenge

The 12 Days of Christmas PE Challlenge

Some of our classes have undertaken a Christmas Movement Challenge. Each day they have taken part in activites and exercises linked ot the 12 days of Christmas song. Here they are getting active!

Year 1 Science Plants

Year 1 Science Plants

In Science Year 1 have been learning about parts of a plant. We decided to link it to art by colour washing a background and then collaging our own plants. Once we created our flowers, we then labelled the different parts.

Year 1 Dogger School Fair

Year 1 Dogger School Fair

In English Year 1 have been learning the story of ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes. In the story Dave finds his lost toy Dogger at the school fair. So we decided to have our own school fair in the hall. There were five activities which included Lucky Sticks, Penalty Shoot Out, Bottle Shy, Hoopla and the Three-Legged Race. The children had lots of fun!

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day

We’re taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December! It doesn’t matter where we are – at home, work or school – on Christmas Jumper Day all you need to do is get your silliest, most festive jumper on and donate to Save the Children. 

By pulling on our Christmassy knits and donating, we’ll be transforming the future for children. Every pound we raise will give children in the UK and around the world the chance to grow up healthy and happy, and change the future for good.

Go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cjd200011612 and simply click the donate button to give your £2 (or more if you’re feeling generous…) and help us reach our team target.  We’ve also got our own QR code – simply scan the code with your phone camera and donate directly to our team! Not sure how it works? Here’s a link to the handy guide on using QR codes: https://claim.savethechildren.org.uk/guide

For more information on Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, please visit https://christmasjumperday.org

Year 1 – Maths – subitising

Year 1 – Maths – subitising

Year One children have been learning to ‘subitise’ in maths (recognise a quantity by the pictorial arrangement).  They began by looking at familiar patterns and arrangements such as dice and Numicon.  They were then given a number of images and were asked to work together to identify the amount shown without counting.

Year 1 – How to make a Shaker

Year 1 – How to make a Shaker

In English last week, Year 1 learnt all about Instruction writing. They learnt how to follow verbal instructions ‘How to make a Shaker’ and then followed these to make their own shakers. They also sequenced written instructions and then created group plans to support their instruction writing. Finally they wrote their own instructions on ‘How to make Shaker’ for Year R children to follow.

Year 1 – Toys Topic

Year 1 – Toys Topic

Year 1 have been exploring and learning all about their toys. They sorted their toys based on different criteria like colour, size, type etc. The children then sorted the toys according to the material they were made from, linking into their science learning about materials.
Year 1 – Picasso Art

Year 1 – Picasso Art

The children in Year One have really enjoyed learning about the abstract artist Pablo Picasso.  They tried to create their own portraits in the style of Picasso using pencil, paint and pen.  When producing their work they thought carefully about line, size, colour, shape and position.  We think they look great!

 

Class 8 – Achievement Assembly

Class 8 – Achievement Assembly

Congratulations to the children in Class 8 who received their Merit Certifcates in a class celebration today. I’m sure they all enjoyed their juice and biscuit!

Year R – Working Hard

Year R – Working Hard

In the outside area, the children have found lots of signs of Autumn, such as falling leaves, sycamore seeds and spider webs.  The children used the leaves to make their own creatures.  Can you guess what they are?  The children found some colourful acorns.  The children practised recognising and ordering the numerals.

 

Year R – Outside Area

Year R – Outside Area

The children in Reception have enjoyed exploring the outside area and making new friendships. They have been learning to share the resources and develop their gross and fine motor skills on the apparatus and through using a range of resources.

Year 2 – Fire Safety Visit

Year 2 – Fire Safety Visit

Year 2 were visited by two fire safety officers. The children  leant what to do in case of finding a fire in a building and about matches and lighters. They have learnt some catchy phrases to help them remember what to do.

‘Matches and lighters, never tounch.

They can hurt you very much.’

‘Get out!

Stay out! Call 999’

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. 

Cover

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 wat