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Year 2 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Friday 3rd April

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

Go to https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/ and watch a grown up read a story.

Your challenge today is to pick a book you know well and read it aloud to a grown up. 

Optional – Can you record yourself reading it and send it to your class teacher. 

Writing

To make additions and revisions to improve your writing.

To perform your poem.

Read through your poem from yesterday. Can you make any additions or revisions? (Purple polish)

Could you add an adjective or change a word to make it sound better? 

When you are happy read your poem aloud. Can you make it a performance? Think about how you use your voice?

Optional – Can you record yourself reading it and send it to your class teacher. 

Maths

To solve maths problems. 

To choose and use the correct operation. (+, -, X, ➗)

To show working out.

You will need – a pencil and paper.

Can you solve these five maths problems? Remember – decide on the operations needed (+, -, X, ➗), write out a calculation, use methods to solve (column, blank number line, mental strategies, jottings). Check your answer – does your answer make sense?

1) Tom has 21 apples, he gives three to each of his friends. How many friends does he have?

2) Sam wants to buy a ball for 43p. She has 26p. How much more money does she need?

3) Ella buys 4 boxes of eggs. There are 5 eggs in each box. How many eggs are there altogether?

4) Emma goes to the shops with 45p. She buys a drink for 17p. How much change will she have afterwards?

5) There are 27 children in Class 5 and 26 children in Class 9. What is the total number of children in the two classes?

Optional – photograph your calculations and send them by email to your class teacher.

Other: 

Easter theme – PE

To master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Children could make their own ‘Easter relay race / obstacle course’. Can be done inside or outside. Children to set up an obstacle course. You could use chairs, blankets, brooms, skipping ropes, cushions (as stepping stones) chalk markings. etc.

Using chocolate eggs, a ball or bean bag, children to move the object from point a. to point b. Can develop a point system per egg / ball. Discuss how to make a time limit. (How many seconds in a minute? 2 minutes? etc)

Allow all members of the family to have a turn if they’d like! Compare times.

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

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

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

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

Year 1 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Friday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Friday 3rd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words

Write down or print the Phase 5 sounds. Choose one and see if you can think of lots of different words with that sound in. 

Writing Can I spell the days of the week.

Sing the days of the week song. 

‘There’s Sunday and there’s Monday, there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday, there’s Thursday and there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday. Days of the week (clap, clap) Days of the week (clap, clap)’ It is sung to ‘The Adams Family’ theme tune. 

Get your child to write down the days of the week. They are not words that are easy to sound out so they need to be practised. You could do theLook, say, cover, write, check’ method that we use to practise spellings. 

There are also some games we have set on Education City that you can do if possible. https://www.educationcity.com/

Maths Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Solve these problems – Use jottings (drawings to help) or write out the calculation to help.

If one bike needs 2 wheels…

How many wheels would two bikes need?

How many wheels would three bikes need?

How many wheels would five bikes need?

If a vase has 5 flowers in…

How many flowers would there be if I had two vases?

How many flowers would there be if I had three vases?

How many flowers would there be if I had four vases? 

Other:  Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet. Remind your child of the schools ‘Keeping safe online’ rules. Get them to explain to why it is important not share personal information. Get them to sort the information below into ‘can share’ and ‘don’t share’. 

  • Name
  • If you can swim
  • Where you live
  • If you have a brother or sister
  • The name of your school
  • How old you are

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

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

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

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

Year R – Friday’s Home Learning

Year R – Friday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Friday 3rd April 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – writing Children write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Re-share the cautious caterpillar story available on our school website https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/ 

Ask your child to write about their favourite part of the story (they can use the exercise book we have provided). Note: It is ok if words are not spelt perfectly as long as the children are writing the sounds they can hear. Encourage them to leave finger spaces between each word. They can draw a picture to go with their writing if they would like.  You can download a sound mat to help them here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-507-combined-phase-2–3-sound-mats (if you are not already registered visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS )

Maths Children use everyday language to talk about capacity, to compare quantities and to solve problems. 

Focus: Capacity

Find a range of different containers and talk to your child about when the container is full, empty, half full, half empty. Can your child use the maths language above independently?

The next step is to find which container holds the most and least by testing using one of the smaller containers as the unit of measure. Your child could make a prediction and record their prediction on a piece of paper or a board and then check by testing – counting the amount of times the smaller container needs to be refilled until the larger container is ‘full’.  

Other: PSHE

Children talk about how they and others show feelings. 

They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.

Focus: PSHE Talk to your child about the current situation? What do they know and understand?  What questions would they like to ask?

Give your child the opportunity to ask/share their concerns/questions/worries?

Talk about how different members of the family feel and let your child know that it is ok to have those feelings and feel differently to each other.

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

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

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

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

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Thursday 2nd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To discuss word meanings, to understand what I am reading.

Read a book to a grown up. Choose a book that might challenge you as a reader. 

As you find a word you do not understand, write it down on a post-it or in your book.

Use the internet or a dictionary to find out what those words mean and write the definition in your book.  

Writing To write an acrostic poem

Look at your mind map from yesterday.

Write an acrostic poem using either SPRING or SPRINGTIME. 

An acrostic poem is a poem where each line begins with a letter from a word. 

The lines can be long and extended or they can be one word, it is up to you!

Remember to look back at your work from this week to help you with your ideas.

Here are some examples.

Start each new letter on a new line. Think back to when we wrote acrostic poems about jungle animals. You can use pens or crayons to make the first letter stand out even more. 

Challenge – Can you use clauses to extend your sentences? Can you use different sentence types e.g question or exclamation. 

Maths To reinforce knowledge of time.

You will need – a pencil, paper, ruler, rubber, something circular to draw clock faces (clean jar lid etc). Optional – camera / device to photograph your completed sheet to email to school.

List down times of events throughout the day. Next to each event, write the time and draw a clock to show this time. Grown ups – it may be necessary to round times to the nearest 15 minute interval – i.e. 2 o’clock, ¼ past 2, ½ past 2, ¼ to 3. Some children may need support with this, others will know times beyond the main 15 minute markers (those listed above), such as 5 past, 10 past etc. Allow the children to tell you what they know and work from there.

Events – getting up – eating breakfast – home learning – snack – break – tv time – lunch – exercise / playing outside – dinner / tea – bath / shower – reading – brushing teeth – bed time (use as many of these as you can).

When drawing the clocks – remember to use a ruler – the long hand shows the minutes, the short hand shows the hours.

Other: 

Easter theme

To use drawing, painting or sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

Draw or paint a picture / card – anything they want along the theme of Easter. Try to set them a target e.g. try to fill the whole page or include an element of Easter in your picture. Once your child has drawn or painted their picture, get them to tell you what they have drawn, ask them questions like ‘What is your favourite part?’ or ‘Is there anything you might change?’

You could use this as a stimulus for writing a sentence about their picture.

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

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

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

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

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Thursday 2nd April

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

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

Listening to stories and saying what they like or dislike about a text.

Share a fiction book with your child. Choose one that is a little too difficult for them to read independently. Read the book together for pleasure. Once you have finished the story, ask your child for their opinion on different aspects of the book e.g. story, pictures, characters, layout and language.  What did they like or dislike? Can they give reasons?
Writing

To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

To begin to use ‘and’ to join two sentences.

Ask your child to write a book review of the story.  They need to say what the book is about, what they liked/disliked about it, what their favourite part was, who they would recommend it to and what ‘star’ rating they would give it.  When they write their sentences, encourage them to THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT! Get them to check they have remembered a capital letter and a full stop. 
Maths Compare, describe and solve practical problems for length.

Make some worms of different lengths (using playdoh, wool, ribbon or string).  Can the children compare them to find out which is the longest?

Ask your child to measure how long the worms are with objects in your house such as lego bricks, paper clips, pennies or hair clips (make sure the objects are the same type and size).

Choose one worm and ask your child to find things that are longer or shorter than the worm.

Year 1 Education City Maths Game: Long, Tall and Short

Other: 

Use drawing, painting or sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

Identify and describe the basic structure of a common flowering plant.

Ask your child to carefully draw or make a flowering plant (junk model / playdoh) thinking carefully about the different parts.  Once they have finished, help them to identify and discuss/label the different parts (stem, petal, leaf, roots etc.) describing the role of each part.

Year 1 Education City Science Game: Flora Facts

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

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

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

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

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R – Thursday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Thursday 2nd April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy – listening and attention Children answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. Visit the school website and listen to Miss Beckwith reading the story of the cautious caterpillar https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/story-videos/ . Talk to your child about all the different events that happened in the story. What happened first? Next? After that? You can download some talk cards linked to the story from Twinkl at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526292-the-cautious-caterpillar-differentiated-talk-cards (if you are not already registered visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS )
Maths Children explore the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.                                

Focus: 2D shapes – triangle, circle, square and rectangle.

How many different 2D shapes can you find in your home?

Remind your child what the 4 shapes look like – you could use a shape song e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhnvcdm

Sort the objects found into 4 groups and talk about what you can see – encourage the use of words linked to their properties: e.g, 2D flat shape, sides, corners, straight, curved.

Other: Physical development

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

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

Focus: Different ways of travelling

How many different ways can you travel?

Talk to your child about different ways can you travel, can they suggest any?

Practice moving in different ways:

Hopping, skipping, jumping, running, jogging, 

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

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

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

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

Butterfly Release

Butterfly Release

Today some of the children released the newly hatched butterflies with Miss Cleeves. They rested on the children’s hands for a little while and then they flew away.

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Wednesday 1st April

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

To read suffix words (–s, –es, –ing, –ed, –er and –est) 

(-ful, -ment, -less, -ness)

Using the books in your house find as many different suffix words as you can. 

Make a list using commas in your exercise book.

Challenge – Choose your favourite 5 words and write them in a sentence. Can you use 2 in the same sentence? 

Writing To plan a poem.

We are going to be write an acrostic poem using the word SPRING or SPRINGTIME

An acrostic poem is a poem where each line begins with a letter from a word. 

The lines can be long and extended or they can be one word, it is up to you!

Choose which word you are going to plan for. Challenge yourself to write the longer poem! 

Here is the planning sheet we used to plan our jungle acrostic poems last half term.


Look back at your expanded noun phrases. Can you group them to one of the letters? If not can you think of interesting words that start with one of the letters in your chosen word. Create a Mind Map or a plan like the one above by grouping words or phrases for each letter of your chosen word,

Challenge – Can you begin to put these phrases into sentences for each letter. This will help you to write the poem tomorrow. 

Maths

To reinforce knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes

2D word bank –

square

rectangle

oblong

triangle

circle

pentagon

hexagon

octagon

3D word bank –

triangular based prism

sphere

cylinder

cube

square based pyramid

triangular based pyramid

cone

cuboid

You will need – a pencil and some paper (Post-it notes if you have them). Optional – a phone, tablet or camera to take pictures.

What shapes can you find around your house? Can you find five different 2D and five different 3D shapes?

Choose which way to record your findings:

Either;

1) (No camera) – write the name of the shape on a piece of paper. Under the name, write the properties of that shape (key words below).

Or;

2) (With a camera or device) – write the name of the shape on a piece of paper. Under the name, write the properties of that shape (key words below). Take a photo of each shape (with the label next to it or stuck to it). Send your findings to your teacher via the class email address.

2D shapes – count the corners, count the sides

3D shapes – count the edges, count the faces, count the vertices, name the 2D faces that you can see on the shape.

Other: 

Topic revision

To recall facts I have learnt.

Go to the ‘Learning at home’ section of the school website. 

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/topic-revision/

What was your child’s favourite topic so far this year? Explore all the revision links and activities available with your  child. Spend time discussing things they remember and have learnt. 

Allow children to explore the revision tools from the other topics. 

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

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

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

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

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Wednesday 1st April

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word. Tricky Word Treasure Hunt – Pick a book you can read together or one your child can read independently. As you read it, can you find and read the common exception words (see attached sheet). Highlight/colour every common exception word you read and find – you get 1 point for a year 1 word and 2 points for a year 2 word. Discuss why the words were tricky and you can always continue this activity with another book.
Writing

To spell the days of the week.

To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

At the beginning of the day (after your optional Joe Wicks workout) get your child to write 1 sentence about something they have done on each day. E.g. On Sunday…, On Monday…, On Tuesday… etc. When they write their sentence get them to THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT! Get them to check they have remembered a capital letter and a full stop.

They can then continue this the rest of week to ensure they are practising writing all the days of the week.

Maths

Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including: 

– 2-D shapes (e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles) 

– 3-D shapes (e.g. cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres). 

‘We’re going on a Shape Hunt…’ – go on a shape hunt either around your house, garden or both and see what 2D and 3D shapes your child can discover (Food in the kitchen cupboards are great shapes!). Discuss their names and properties (sides, corners, edges, vertices and faces) of the shapes they find and compare the same shapes but different sizes e.g. a cereal box and tissue box.

Year 1 Maths Education City Activity: Bar-B-Shapes and Sunny Shapes

Other: Science and Geography

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom.

Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.  

Create a weather chart together (see attached sheet if template is needed). Each day record the weather, temperature, time of sunrise and sunset (BBC weather will help with this). Discuss how the weather and temperature relates to the seasons and how the clocks going forward (On Sunday 29th March) affects when it gets light and dark now. This can be an ongoing project.

Year 1 Science Education City Activity: Seasons to be Cheerful

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

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

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

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

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Wednesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Wednesday 1st April

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

Write high frequency words on pieces of paper and hide them around the room. e.g the, to, be, she

Ask your child to find certain words. Can you find …… ‘be’?

Encourage your child to say or write that word in a sentence. e.g I want to be a doctor when I grow up.

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20. Using quantities and objects, they add two single-digit numbers and count on to find the answer.

Focus: Adding

Using bowls of objects can your child add two groups of objects together (up to a total of 20)  to find the total. Can they count all the objects to find the total? Can they ‘count on’ from the biggest number group to find the total? Remind your child to move the objects when counting to ensure they count accurately.

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

Draw or make a bug hotel. A bug hotel is a habitat for bugs. You can choose to make it from whatever you wish e.g toilet roll tubes, lego, sticks and leaves.

Talk about what would make a good bug habitat. Talk about why your child has used certain materials.

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

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

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

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

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Tuesday 31st March

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

Think about your book from yesterday and write a book review. 

Why did you choose it? What do you like about it? Why would you recommend it to others? 

Think about who else in your class would like this book and why?

Here some example layouts or make your own. 

 

Writing To write a range of interesting sentences using expanded noun phrases.

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAnt9__5Mg again.

Look at your list of expanded noun phrases (ENP) from yesterday. 

Write at least 5 sentences using your ENP. Use a range of coordinate (and, but, so) and subordinate (because, that, if, when) clauses to extend your sentences. 

Challenge – Can you use a range of sentence types to describe the video. Can you write an exclamation sentence?  

Maths To reinforce knowledge of the relationship between multiplication and division.

You will need – a pencil and some paper.

Use these groups of three numbers to write out two multiplication and two division calculations. Remember, only use the three numbers each time.

Example – 2, 3, 6 – 1) 2 x 3 = 6   2) 3 x 2 = 6 3) 6 ÷ 3 = 2   4) 6 ÷ 2 = 3

a) 2, 5, 10   b) 3, 4, 12 c) 4, 5, 20   d) 3, 5, 15 e) 5, 6, 30 f) 2, 7, 14

Remember the golden rules!

division – the biggest number always goes first

multiplication – the biggest number always comes last

Other: 

PE

To master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Go to the Learning at home section of the school website on to ‘Energy Using Activities’ 

https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/energy-using-activities/

Scroll to the ‘Challenges’ read through the challenges together – encourage your child to read them to you. There are 5 challenges in total. 

Which challenge would they like to try today? Have a go at the one that they choose! 

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

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year 1 Home learning for Tuesday 31st March

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

Become very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling

them and considering their particular characteristics

Ask your child to choose a story to read (preferably a traditional tale). Read together or let them read it to you. After the story, discuss the key features (good/bad characters/happy ending/setting of the story/ Traditional Tale etc) Challenge your child to find other books that have similar features to the ones in the story. 
Writing To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop. To form letters in a cursive style.  This could be an activity to follow on from reading. Challenge your child to take the ending from a known traditional tale and rewrite it with different events (Goldilocks doesn’t get away from the three bears/ The woodcutter forgets his axe when he tries to save Red Riding Hood and her Grandma). Rehearse the sentences together and let your child write them. (Remember to use yesterday’s strategy of THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT!) Focus on slow and clear formation of letters as well as capital letters and full stops. 
Maths Read and write numbers in numerals and words. 

Show a number written in digit form (you could use playing cards or numbers written on paper). Have a pile of numbers laid out for your child to choose. As they turn it over, challenge them to read it and write it correctly as a word. (You could encourage them to tell you about the number ie- it is larger than… it has … tens) Repeat with the numbers written in word form and encourage your child to write it as digits. (You could have a mixture of both numbers and words) 

Work to where your child is comfortable. This could be 0-10, 0-20 or a focus on numbers greater than 20. 

Other: 

Use the basic principles of a

healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes. To understand where food comes from.

Discuss the range of foods you have in your household. Talk to your child about healthy and unhealthy choices. (They have learnt about this when the Dental Students visited us so they should be able to identify good food choices.) Ask your child where the food comes from (animals, trees, plants) and if they are from the UK or another country. Encourage your child to either plan a healthy meal or take part in making their lunch/ dinner (with supervision). Reinforcing handwashing routines and identifying the different foods that they have used. 

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

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R – Tuesday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Tuesday 31st March

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
Literacy They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Visit the phonics play website ( https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/) and play ‘make a match’ (phase 3 week 1) which can be found under phase 3 on the menu. Encourage your child to sound out the words.
Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using numbers 0 to 20 written on separate pieces of paper, turn them all upside down and spread them out in front of your child. Ask your child to choose one and then collect that many objects to match it e.g lego bricks, pencils. Encourage them to read the number independently and count accurately by moving each item as they count.
Other:  They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. Look at the update of the school caterpillars on the website. Follow this link. The caterpillars have now made their own chrysalis’. Look at the picture carefully and talk about how they have changed. Ask your child to draw a picture and write a short sentence about what they see e.g It has made a chrysalis. 

 

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

Year R – a message from Miss Beckwith

Year R – a message from Miss Beckwith

Hi Year R,

I have been carefully watching the class two caterpillars each day. First they got fatter and longer until finally by the end of the week they each turned into a chrysalis and began the process of changing into a butterfly.

Here are some pictures I have taken.

The chrysalises are so pretty. Some of them have a golden shine to them in the sunlight. They are like little jewels.

Keep checking the website, I will let you know when the butterflies emerge!

All the best, Keep well,

From Miss Beckwith.

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 30th March

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading Discuss the sequence of events in a book and how events are related

Read one of your favourite books to a grown up. Once you have finished, create a storyboard showing what happened in the book. Make sure you show who the characters are and explain the main parts of the story.

Here is an example storyboard. 

Writing To use adjectives to create expanded noun phrases

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAnt9__5Mg.

Write down a list (commas) of the things that you can see that relate to springtime. 

Once you have made a list go back and add at least one adjective to each object. 

Challenge – Can you add more than one adjective? Can you challenge yourself to use really interesting adjectives? Choose your best expanded noun phrase and write it as a sentence. Don’t forget your capital letters and full stops. Can you add a clause?

Maths Reinforce skills when adding or subtracting.

You will need – two dice, a pencil and a sheet of paper.

Try to find two dice (use those from board games that you might have – if you can’t find any dice, you can use the website www.random.org/dice/)

Roll the two dice, write a two digit number. Then roll one dice, write a one digit number.

1) Can you add the two digit number to the one digit number (e.g. 54 + 4 =), reverse the first number and repeat (e.g. 45 + 4 =)?

2) Can you use the same numbers to create subtraction calculations? Using the above three digits, you could write out and solve 54 – 4 =  and 45 – 4 =.

3) Extension – roll the two dice, write a two digit number, roll again, write another two digit number – create as many addition and subtraction calculations as you can (e.g. 36 and 14 – you could make 36+14, 36+41, 63+14, 63+41, 36-14, 63-14, 63-41.

Repeat by rolling the dice – target for the day – six addition and six subtraction calculations, but challenge yourself!

Use the strategies that you know (column method, blank number line, jottings – draw Dienes).

Other: 

Art and design

Use drawing, painting or sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination. 

Look at the school website. Go to the ‘Learning at home’ tab. https://langstoneinfants.co.uk/learning-at-home/ 

Here will be lots of ideas for you that you may not have seen yet! Spend some time enjoying them! 

Go to the live webcam of Edinburgh zoo at the bottom of the page, in the ‘News’ section. What animals can you see? Which are your favourite? Children can choose one and draw it, using the webcam link to make sure their drawing has all the features needed for that animal. Discuss: Why does a …. need …..? (Lion , sharp claws, Zebra, stripes, giraffe – long neck etc) 

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

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 1 – Monday’s Home Learning

ear 1 Home learning for Monday 30th March

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

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

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

Give your child a selection of books. Choose ones that are a little too difficult for them to read independently. Read the book (or some of it) to them. Once you have read a page ask your child if there are any words they don’t understand the meaning of and either explain them or look the meaning up together. You could create your own book or poster and every time you encounter a word you don’t know the meaning of you could add it on. 
Writing To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop. At the beginning of the day (after your optional Joe Wicks workout) get your child to write 1 sentence about something they would like to do that day. You may want to give them a choice of 2 things so they don’t write a sentence that is impossible to achieve. When they write their sentence get them to THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT! Get them to check they have remembered a capital letter and a full stop. 
Maths Given a number, identify one more and one less. Write a number on a piece of paper and ask your child to write the numbers that are one more and one less than that number. You could practise this skill in lots of different ways. For instance, lay several number cards (write numbers on post-its or small pieces of paper) in front of your child. Say a number and the child needs to find the number card that shows one more or less than that number. e.g you say 13 they pick up 14. 
Other: Art and Design Use drawing, painting or sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination. 

Draw or paint a picture – anything they want. Try to set them a target e.g. try to fill the whole page or include an element of weather in your picture. Once your child has drawn or painted their picture, get them to tell you what they have drawn, ask them questions like ‘What is your favourite part?’ or ‘Is there anything you might change?’

You could use this as a stimulus for writing the next day e.g. ask them to write about their picture.

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

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R – Monday’s Home Learning

Year R Home learning for Monday 30th March

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

Using the phonics zippy wallet they have in their book bag, go through all the sounds. Each time point at a sound you can ask your child to make the sound in a different way e.g. this time whisper the sound. 

You can then make words using the letters e.g. 

Phase 2: c-a-t, p-i-n, s-a-t, ch-i-p.

Phase 3: chain, look, join

Maths Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Write numbers 0 to 20 on some pieces of paper – post it notes are great. 

Put some out with a number missing – then get your child to find the missing number and pop it in the space. Repeat several times making different missing numbers each time.

Keep the numbers we’ll use them again!

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

Sing some songs and dance! 

Get a saucepan and a wooden spoon and see if your child can beat the saucepan in rhythm with the music. 

They can sing any song from nursery rhymes to your favourite band or artist – I know George Ezra is a big hit with my girls.

 

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

Home School

Home School

Here are some pictures of what some of children have been up to last week, learning at home

Year 2 – Dinosaurs

Year 2 – Dinosaurs

Year 2 have made their own dinosaurs out of paper plates and toilet roll tubes. They painted the plate  and decorated the plate to camouflage the dinosaur. They will be planning and writing their instructions for making the dinosaurs tomorrow!

Year 1 – Trip to the Farm

Year 1 – Trip to the Farm

Year 1 went on a trip to Longdown Dairy Farm. We had a lovely time even though it was a little wet and windy. The animals were nearly as well behaved as us except some of the greedy goats!

Follow this link to read more about it and see more photos of what we got up to.

Year 1 – Hygiene

Year 1 – Hygiene

In PSHE  Year 1 have been learning all about Personal Hygiene. They have learnt about how to keep our hands, bodies and mouths clean. They practised by carefully washing some baby dolls.  Year 1 were also visited by some dental students who explained all about dental hygiene and how to keep our teeth clean.

Follow this link to see more photos.

Year 1 Ducklings

Year 1 Ducklings

Year One have had an amazing time watching duck eggs hatch and then seeing the ducklings grow.

To read more and see more photos – follow this link.

Year 2 – Science

Year 2 – Science

As part of their topic Roar – Dinosaurs, Year 2 have been classifying things in science. They have been deciding whether things are alive, not alive now or have never been alive.  The children went for a walk around the school grounds and used the iPads to take photos of things that were alive, not alive now and have never been alive.

World Book Day – Wild Reading

World Book Day – Wild Reading

This year during World Book Day all the children put on their wellies and went out onto the field where they found Mrs Carter in a reading den.

The den was decorated with fairy lights on the inside and was camouflaged with branches on the outside.  All the children were able to get in the den and listen to a story read by Mrs Carter. It was all very exciting and a little bit muddy!

World Book Day – School Story

World Book Day – School Story

This year all the teachers were asked to bring in an object that would appear in a whole school story. The story started in Class 1 with Mrs Bartlett and visited each class where the object was included in the next part of the story. The story was finally finished in Class 9. Look at the photos to see the objects and see further down for the story.

Once upon a time there lived a beautiful bear in a bath called Smartie. Smartie was splashing in the bath when he saw a pretty, colourful butterfly. The butterfly flew round the bathroom and Smartie tried to catch it because it was so beautiful. But he was scared and worried that he would fall in the water. So…

He jumped out of the bath and tried to find a net to catch it but all he could find was his ukulele. He started playing wonderful music. The butterfly started dancing then suddenly flew out of the window…

So Smartie the bear jumped onto the beautiful butterfly’s back and away they flew! They flew high up into the blue sky over a dangerous hill, the enchanted woods and a gigantic elephant. The elephant raised his trunk and squirted a jet of rainbow water. Then out popped a magic shell! The bear listened to the shell and he could hear the waves in Hawaii.

Oh how I wish I could be there, he sighed. Then suddenly the magic shell transported him onto a sandy white beach…Now being an inquisitive Bear he and his new friend the beautiful butterfly looked around the island. What’s that? they wondered as they saw a wand with a shell attached to it. What could it be? Where had it come from? Smartie and the butterfly looked at each other…

Smartie decided to tiptoe closer to the magical wand. He bent down and carefully picked it up. As he lifted the magical wand it had a shimmering glow and made a whooshing sound. The butterfly asked Smartie, “What shall we do with it?” 

Suddenly the wand began to speak, “I shall grant you three random wishes!”

Smartie and the butterfly were feeling shocked but excited. “What shall we wish for?” they said.

Smartie said, “I wish …

I had a colourful rocket with shiny windows.” As if by magic, his wish was granted. There, in front of him stood a beautiful rocket.  Smartie was shocked but excited! Quickly, he climbed aboard and began to push the buttons but nothing happened. With a deep sigh, he said, “I wish this rocket could really fly.”  Suddenly, the rocket started to shake and the buttons began to glow. WHOOSH! Smartie and the butterfly found themselves flying into space. At first, Smartie was amazed but then he noticed planet earth getting smaller and smaller.  What could he do?

In a panic, Smartie searched high and  low for a way to stop the rocket. Then he noticed it… a strange looking, star shaped button like no other.  As he bent down to touch it, the button began to spin faster, and faster and FASTER until…

Smartie noticed something out the corner of his eye. It was glimmering and rolling around the cockpit. He quickly reached down to the floor to discover what it was. It was a bottle! What was a regular, normal bottle doing in a rocket? If Smartie wanted to come back to Earth, he had to think fast! Suddenly, he had an idea! He grabbed the bottle and launched it into the mechanics of the engine. The engine started to screech and smoke. The rocket started to fall…

Smarte felt terrified. He shouted to Butterfly ‘What shall we do? The spaceship is on fire and is going to crash into earth!’ Suddenly, Butterfly remembered that they had one final wish that they hadn’t used. He shouted to Smartie ‘Let’s wish for a magic whisk!’ As if by magic, a sparkling, shiny, silver whisk appeared. ‘Oy, what am I doing here?’ it cried. So the intrepid pair told the whisk that their space ship was on fire and crashing towards earth. ‘Oh, why didn’t you say?’ replied the helpful whisk. ‘I only dealt with a problem like this the other day.’ So the whisk walked into the engine and………

Very quickly he began to whisk himself into a frenzy. He went faster and faster, creating a massive tornado that blew the fire out in an instant!

“Thank goodness for that!” said Smartie, breathing a sigh of relief! Just at that moment the little butterfly was fluttering near a tightly closed cupboard. The sign on the cupboard showed a picture of a parachute. That gave Smartie an idea. Quickly, he opened the door and found a parachute that fit. Just in time, because the rocket was beginning to break up as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere.

“1, 2, 3….. JUMP!” the bear and the butterfly launched themselves into the rushing fresh air.

Eventually they drifted down to the surface. They landed outside Buckingham Palace, where the Queen and the Royal Family were waving to crowds from the balcony. Everyone was shocked to see a parachuting bear with a butterfly. The Queen was so impressed by their amazing landing that she presented them with a shiny, silver trophy!  

Year R – ZooLab

Year R – ZooLab

This week the Reception children enjoyed a visit from The Zoolab. They got to handle or touch a range of minibeasts, so brave! They really learnt lots about the creatures and asked some fantastic questions. They were a credit to our school and made us very proud.

Year 2 – Eggstra-Ordinary

Year 2 – Eggstra-Ordinary

Year 2 came back after half term to an amazing discovery in the room of Requirement.

They found a large egg in a nest with muddy footprints leading in to the room.

The children took notes and investigated like detectives. They wrote questions to try and answer. In Topic work they have drawn maps to plot different route for how the unusual

visitor may have got in the building.

 

 

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th was Safer Internet Day.  All the children spent the day learning about how to stay safe online and becoming familiar with our new using the Internet SAFEty Rules.

Follow this link to see more of what we got up to.

 

Langstone SAFE internet rules 2020

Year 1 – Visiting Guinea Pigs

Year 1 – Visiting Guinea Pigs

As part of their English work, Year 1 have been learning all about guinea pigs. This work was based on the the book ‘Christopher Nibble’ by Charlotte Middleton. First the children researched lots of information about guinea pigs using books, fact sheets and the internet. They used this information to create fact files about guinea pigs. Then they discovered that Miss Cleeves has two guinea pigs, so they wrote letters to Miss Cleeves asking her whether she was able to bring her guinea pigs into school. The children explained that they had been learning all about them and they asked Miss Cleeves questions about her guinea pigs. On Monday they were lucky enough to have a visit from Blossom and Petal. The children loved meeting the guinea pigs and even got to stroke Petal! Thank you Miss Cleeves.
Year 1 – Stacey Centre Visit

Year 1 – Stacey Centre Visit

Year 1 visited the Stacey Centre as part of their topic ‘Let it Grow’. Whilst there they completed three different activities. They went on a scent trail around the garden identifying a variety of plants and herbs by their smells. They planted lettuce seeds and broad beans which they brought back to school and now these have begun to grow in the classrooms. The children also learnt how to take cuttings of rosemary, planted them and then took them home! Year 1 had a fantastic time and would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents who supported the trip.
Year 2 – Maths

Year 2 – Maths

This week Year 2 have been learning terms that describe the position of objects. The children put different objects in different places and then described where they were. In class 9 the children put themselves in different places. They particularly enjoyed being under the table!! Can you describe where else they were?

Year 1 – Walk to Baffins Pond

Year 1 – Walk to Baffins Pond

Recently, the year one classes went on a walk to Baffins pond in order to identify different types of trees.  They used a plan of the pond to locate the trees and were able to say whether they were deciduous or evergreen.  We also looked at images of how some of the trees would look with their leaves, and hope to observe how the trees change throughout the seasons when walking to the library.

Year 2 – Continents and Oceans

Year 2 – Continents and Oceans

Year 2 have been learning about continents and oceans. The children solved jig-saw puzzles of world maps and named the seven continents and five oceans. Some of the children have been learning a song to help them remember.

Year 2 – Baffins Pond Trip

Year 2 – Baffins Pond Trip

Class 7 went for walk around our local area to compare the local plant and wild life to the jungle.  We looked at the different types of trees and made a list of what we found. We saw Horse Chestnut, Silver Birch, Willow and Fir trees, as well as squirrel dreys. We discussed how the trees and bushes looked at this time of year and how this would compare to the jungle.   We also linked this to map reading by discussing the route as we walked there and back. We plotted this on a map when we returned to the classroom.

 

Year 2 – What a mess!

Year 2 – What a mess!

Year 2 found that their classrooms had been invaded during assembly. Things were out of place, all over the floor, chairs upturned and even banana skins on the carpet. The children found that the mess had been made by a monkey from their ‘Roar’ topic.

Year R – Ambulance Visit

Year R – Ambulance Visit

As part of Reception’s ‘Superhero’ topic, we have also been looking at ‘real life’ superheroes. Arthur’s Mum and Dad who are both paramedics brought an ambulance to the school playground! The children loved learning all about what paramedics do and the equipment used in the ambulance.

To see more photos follow this link.

 

Year R – Fruit Tasting

Year R – Fruit Tasting

As part of their topic and learning about healthy fruit and vegetables the children were given the opportunity to taste the following fruit and vegetables: plums, grapefruit, blueberries, mangetout and kiwi. Can you guess which fruit they were tasting in the photos?

To see more photos of the children tasting fruit follow this link.

Year 1 – RE

Year 1 – RE

Class 4 have been learning about Passover, which is a Jewish festival. They made Matzah bread. It is a flat bread that is quick to make.

Year R – Supertato

Year R – Supertato

Year R have been reading the story of ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. It is about superhero vegetables saving us from ‘Evil Pea!’.  The children have been creating their own superhero vegetables using a range of resources.

Year One – Eggonauts

Year One – Eggonauts

Year 1 have been learning about Tim Peake, his time on the International Space Station and then how he returned to Earth. We learnt how much of the rocket goes into space and that it is only the very top of the rocket; the landing module, that returns back to Earth.
In groups the children designed their own space landing modules to transport their Eggonaut safely back to Earth. The children made their modules using a variety of resources.
As a year group we went out onto the playground to test these modules…
5…4…3… 2… 1…! Which ones do you think were successful?
Afterwards we evaluated our modules, discussing what was successful and what we would improve next time.
Year One Space Art

Year One Space Art

Year One children have been studying the work of Peter Thorpe who is an abstract space artist.  We looked at colour, composition and techniques and then used a variety of media to create work in the style of Peter Thorpe.
We began the process by creating a painted background.  We then added collage planets and used oil pastels for the addition of our rockets.  We think the children have done a fabulous job!
Year R – Gingerbread Men

Year R – Gingerbread Men

School has smelt wonderful this week as Year R have been baking Gingerbread Men! The children made and decorated the Gingerbread Men as part of their Traditional Tales topic. See below the pictures for recipe, in case you fancy making some at home!!

You will need:
Rolling pin
Gingerbread man cutter
Sweets of your choice for decoration
350g plain flour
175g light soft brown sugar
100g butter
1 medium egg
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Icing

Put the flour, butter, ginger and bicarbonate
of soda into a mixing bowl.

Mix it together with your fingertips until it is
crumbly.

Add the sugar, syrup and egg.

Mix until it forms a firm pastry mix.

Preheat the oven to 180 °C or Gas Mark 4.

Dust your work surface with flour.

Using the rolling pin, roll out the pastry until
it’s about 5mm thick.

Using the pastry cutter, cut out the shapes.

Preheat the oven to 180 °C or Gas Mark 4.

Dust your work surface with flour.

Using the rolling pin, roll out the pastry until
it’s about 5mm thick.

Using the pastry cutter, cut out the shapes.

Place the baked gingerbread people onto a
cooling rack.Whilst they are cooling, gather together the
items you want to decorate your gingerbread
people with.You could use raisins, chocolate drops,
chocolate buttons and more!

Put a blob of icing on the gingerbread person
where you want to put a decoration, and
then stick the decoration on top.

 

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

Once again we have decorated a Christmas tree at St Cuthbert’s Church for the Christmas Tree Festival.

The name of our tree is “Rudolph the Peg Nose Reindeer”.  All the decorations were made by our children on Decoration Day.  There is a vote for the best decorated tree so please attend and help us to win.

Please visit the Christmas Tree festival – it is an annual event with over 20 decorated trees, live musical entertainment, crafts for children and refreshments.

Dates and Times

Friday 6th December, 1 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 7th December, 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday 8th December, 1 pm to 5 pm

Entry is £2 per adult with accompanied children free.  All proceeds will be split between the church and the chosen charity which this year in Canine Partners.

Class 9 Read for Pleasure

Class 9 Read for Pleasure

Class 9 was buzzing this afternoon! We were visited by 8 trainee teachers from the University of Chichester who shared some books with us. The children had a great time in groups listening to new stories and completing fun activities linked to the books.

Year 2 and the Dragon

Year 2 and the Dragon

This week the school has been under attack by a dragon!

The fire breathing monster left ash and scorch marks on the field by Miss Page’s office. Year 2 have written letters and reports about the incident.

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

Thank you to all the parents who came to the coffee morning this morning – it was lovely to see you all and have a chat and a muffin.

Year R – Panto

Year R – Panto

In Reception we have been learning all about the Gingerbread Man. We had special visitors who came and performed a Gingerbread Man pantomime. We danced, laughed and sang with the characters and even chased after the gingerbread man!
Year 2 Great Fire of London

Year 2 Great Fire of London

Year 2 re-enacted the Great Fore of London in the hall. The children used their home learning Tudor houses to build, burn and rebuild London.

Click on this link to read all about it.

Year 1 – Space Dome

Year 1 – Space Dome

To launch their Space Topic ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ Year 1 visited the Space Dome. The Dome took up nearly the whole hall. The children  learnt all about the night sky; including stars, planets, the moon and the earth. The children also discovered which astronauts landed on the moon first, 50 years ago!

We are a Golden School

We are a Golden School

This afternoon we were all in high spirits to discover that everyone had followed the Golden Rules all week and no-one lost Golden Time.

Here are some photos of what we got up to in Golden Time this week.

Humanities Week Round Up

Humanities Week Round Up

The whole school met in the hall this afternoon to celebrate all the wonderful work they have done on the Gunpowder Plot during Humanities this week.

Children shared firework art work, poems, collage work of fireworks and letters they had written to Lord Monteagle. Year 2 shared a firework dance.

 

 

 

Year 1 Shape Work

Year 1 Shape Work

This week in year one we have been learning all about shape.  The children have identified the shapes by name and have sorted them by their properties.  They  have also created 2D shapes with lolly sticks and 3D skeleton shapes with art straws.

Year 1 – The Gunpowder Plot

Year 1 – The Gunpowder Plot

Year 1 have been learning about ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ our Humanities Theme Week.  In English they acted out, sequenced and wrote about the events. In Art they created firework pictures using oil pastels and paint and made sparklers. They also wrote about how to keep safe during bonfire night.

Year 2 – The Gunpowder Plot

Year 2 – The Gunpowder Plot

This week is Humanities Theme Week. The whole school are learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

Year 2 learnt the story and acted it out as a series of freeze frames. Do you know what is happening in each picture?

Year R – Woodland Walk

Year R – Woodland Walk

Year R went on a walk to the woodland near Baffins pond. They looked for bugs, created nature rainbows and built habitats for mouse. It was so exciting and they had lots of fun.

Year R – PE

Year R – PE

Year R enjoyed their first half-term of PE. They were great at listening to instructions and making different shapes with their bodies.

Year R – The Gruffalo

Year R – The Gruffalo

Year R have really enjoyed the Gruffalo topic. 

They were very excited when the Gruffalo came to the classroom, he left footprints and mess everywhere! The children did some excellent writing in their books as a result. 

Over the term the children created their own Gruffalo pictures.  First they painted his body, then they added his facial features ( his terrible tusks and terrible teeth) and finally they added the rest of his body features (his knobbly knees and purple prickles). Have a look at the finished art. Didn’t they do a good job?

Year 2 – Shape sorting

Year 2 – Shape sorting

Year 2 have been learning about the different properties of 2D and 3D shapes in maths. The children made came up with different criteria and sorted the shapes accordingly.

Year 1 – Toy Topic

Year 1 – Toy Topic

Year 1 have been learning about toys. They designed a marble run or a marble maze. They used boxes, straws, lids and other resources to follow their designs and make them. Finally they tested and evaluated their marble toys.
Year 2 – Innovating Porridge

Year 2 – Innovating Porridge

Year 2 have been linking their English work to the traditional tale ‘Goldilocks and the three bears.’ This week they have been instruction writing and made porridge. Linking this to their topic work they innovated the porridge to make it perfect by adding banana, raisins and chocolate chips!! Luckily it tasted just right!!

Year 1 – Dogger – Story retelling

Year 1 – Dogger – Story retelling

Year 1 have been learning the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes. In groups the children became the characters from the story and acted it out, each group had a narrator too. The children performed the story to the rest of the class.

Year 1 – Dogger – School Fete

Year 1 – Dogger – School Fete

Year 1 have been learning the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.
In the story poor Dogger gets lost and ends up on the toy stall at the school summer fete. To engage the children and enhance their writing opportunities Year 1 visited the Langstone school fete. There were five stalls; Lucky Sticks, Penalty shoot out, Bottle shy, Hoopla and a Three-legged race. The children had a fantastic time!
Year 1 Toys Topic

Year 1 Toys Topic

Year One have been learning all about toys! Old toys, new toys, we’ve even made our own toys! We followed instructions to make our own Shaker and our own Cup and ball game. We then wrote the instructions in our books so we can make them again one day!

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

This morning our Harvest Festival took place in the hall. We celebrated with songs and looked at all the wonderful donations for Portsmouth Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who generously gave tinned tomatoes and vegetables for the food bank’s collection – they were very gratefully received.

Year R Gruffalo Topic

Year R Gruffalo Topic

Year R are getting stuck into their Gruffalo Topic.

Year 2 Trip to Winchester Science Centre

Year 2 Trip to Winchester Science Centre

Year 2 had a fabulous day out at the Science Centre. The children enjoyed exploring the science exhibits and the Planetarium show.

Click here to see more photos of the trip.

Year 2 – Angelica Sprockets Pockets

Year 2 – Angelica Sprockets Pockets

Year 2 have read the story ‘Angelica Sprockets Pockets’ by Quentin Blake. The children designed and made their own pockets and thought about what they would keep in them.

Year R are getting to know their classes

Year R are getting to know their classes

In Class 1 we have been investigating our environment and learning to share the resources in our classroom and follow the golden rules.  What fun we have had!

Year 1 – Tour de France

Year 1 – Tour de France

Year One have been learning all about the Tour de France and today had their very own ‘stage’ of the competition. Each round saw a different child win a ‘Yellow Jersey’! We also cheered on each team in French!
Class 6 – Olympic Granny

Class 6 – Olympic Granny

As their guided reading challenge last week class 6 learnt the poem ‘Olympic Granny’ over the week and recited it together. They had great fun thinking of actions and though the last verse was very funny.

The poem can also be found on the Poetry4kids website through this link https://www.poetry4kids.com/poems/olympic-granny/
Olympic Granny is Written by Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

From the book My Cat Knows Karate

Year 1 – Wimbledon History

Year 1 – Wimbledon History

Class 6 had an excellent lesson completing their ‘History of Wimbledon’ booklets. They searched high and low for clues to help them fill in all the facts on each page. Great partner work was seen by all and the children were so engaged the time flew by and it was soon time to go back inside.
Year 1 Wimbledon Experience

Year 1 Wimbledon Experience

On the same day as our sports morning year one also held a tennis day. One of the sessions involved the children practising their tennis skills in the playground, some were getting so good at  successfully hitting the ball in their bounce serves that they nearly hit them out of the playground!

The children also practised their fractions by cutting strawberries into halves and quarters. The best bit was that they got  to dip them in cream and eat them at the end of the lesson! The children also watched

some live Wimbledon tennis on TV.

Year R – Messages in Bottles

Year R – Messages in Bottles

The children in Class 3 absolutely loved writing their own messages and putting them in bottles as part of their topic on Pirates.

 

Punch and Judy in Year 2

Punch and Judy in Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about seaside holidays in the past. This week they have looked at Punch and Judy shows. The children used puppets to perform their own Punch and Judy shows to their classmates.

 

Year 2 Maths games

Year 2 Maths games

Year 2 have been playing a variety of Maths games this week to apply their knowledge and understanding of mathematics, involving both number and shape, space and measure.

Team GB athletes visit school

Team GB athletes visit school

Today we are welcoming Team GB athletes Aiden Syers and Chris Greogry to school.

All the children in years 1 and 2 are having a PE session with each of the athletes. the whole school met them and asked them questions in assembly.

Follow this link to see photos of what the children are up to.

Year 1 Burpee Challenge

Year 1 Burpee Challenge

Year One have begun their ‘Going for Gold’ topic. As part of the topic they are challenging themselves with the infamously dreaded exercise of BURPEES!
They started with just two burpees and have increased the amount by two more burpees each day. They are doing the challenge for 30 days in total! That means a grand total of 60 burpees per child, per class! That is a grand total of 5400 burpees across year 1!
WOW!
Year 2 – Save the Whale

Year 2 – Save the Whale

Year 2 were very surprised yesterday to find a whale trapped in the adventure play area. The children went outside to observed and discussed what they found and could see. They then made predictions and asked questions about the scene in their English lesson.

 

Dancing with Darcy

Dancing with Darcy

The children in Key Stage 1 have been learning a dance by Dame Darcy Bussell in their dance lesson this half term.

Here are some

of the children performing their dance.

Year 2 Boat Testing

Year 2 Boat Testing

In their animal groups, Class 9 designed a boat to meet design criteria:
1. It had to be buoyant
2. It had to hold their animal group teddy
3. It had to survive stormy seas
The children then made their group designs and then we went outside to evaluate them.
Elephants made the most successful boat.
Year R are Out of this World!

Year R are Out of this World!

Reception have been making their own aliens in a spaceship and they are OUT OF THIS WORLD! The children created their aliens from salt dough. They also experimented mixing colours to create the perfect colour for their spaceships. The next step was to put it together, the children came up with lots of different ideas.The last step was to decorate the spaceships using different materials of their choice.

Year 2 Visit from Orca

Year 2 Visit from Orca

Year 2 were visited by Emily and Holly from the ORCA organisation. The children learnt all about the different species of whales and dolphins in our seas and oceans. The children were able to look closely at different artifacts including jaws and teeth. The children measured out the size of different whales on the field. It was a fantastic presentation, all the children thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt lots.

Year 2 Investigate Buoyancy

Year 2 Investigate Buoyancy

As part of their Water World topic and the work they have been doing on the Titanic, children in Year 2 have been investigating buoyancy. The children made predictions and then investigated which materials would float or sink. The children considered whether size or shape had an impact and made sure they kept it a fair test.

 

Aliens Love Underpants in Year R

Aliens Love Underpants in Year R

The children in Class 1 having been make a new spaceship role play area for their classroom and creating a range of aliens for their displays.  They have made aliens from toilet rolls and added their own features. The children also used their hand prints to make aliens in their spaceships.  The children chose their own resources for their art work and made rockets using 2D shapes.

Year 2 RE – Creation

Year 2 RE – Creation

Year 2 have started to learn about ‘Creation’ in RE. The children were asked to create a model out of LEGO in pairs, groups or on their own. They had to explain what they had created and why.

Can you guess what they have created?

Year 2 Build a Shelter for Robinson Crusoe

Year 2 Build a Shelter for Robinson Crusoe

Year 2 have been reading Robinson Crusoe. Using similar materials to those Robinson would have used, they built a shelter in the Adventure play area. Tree branches that had been recently cut down and giant palm leaves from the sensory garden were used and skipping ropes tired it altogether. The children wrote instructions for building a shelter later in the week.

Year 1 Drama Workshop

Year 1 Drama Workshop

The children in Year 1 have taken part in a drama workshop all about traditional tales. Here are some photographs showing them acting out the stories. Can you guess which stories they acted out?

Year R trip to Alice Holt

Year R trip to Alice Holt

Year R were all very excited for their first school trip to Alice Holt.

The children enjoyed walking through the forest, following the Gruffalo Trail and exploring the wood.

Year R Butterfly Release

Year R Butterfly Release

Year R have completed their fabulous work on ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ They watched the tiny caterpillars grow and then become chrysalises. Everyone was very, very patient and finally beautiful butterflies emerged. The children have now released the butterflies in our sensory garden.

Year 1 Show

Year 1 Show

Year 1 brilliantly performed their spring show ‘Hats Off’ to their parents this week.

Follow this link to see photos of the performance.

Year 2 Baffins Walk

Year 2 Baffins Walk

Year 2 walked to Baffins Pond this week to look at the trees. The children have been doing some cross-curricular work linking their science work about trees and rain forests to writing riddles in English. The children looked at the different trees and animals around the pond and in the copse. They are learning the names of some of the trees they found there.

Class 4 Learning to tell the time.

Class 4 Learning to tell the time.

Class 4 went out onto the playground and drew a clock around the circles and learnt to tell the time.

Caterpillar Crazy!

Caterpillar Crazy!

Not to be out done by the eggs-traordinary things happening in Year 1. Caterpillars have crawled their way in to Year R!

Follow this link to find out what’s going on!

Eggs- citing!!

Eggs- citing!!

Look what’s happened to the eggs!

Eggs – traordinary!

Eggs – traordinary!

There was a special delivery to Year 1 this week. Keep an eye out on our news to see what’s happening!

World Book Day

World Book Day

What a fabulous day! All the children had a super day focusing on a book and completing different tasks related to that book.

Follow this link to see what we’ve been up to!

Teachers Read Too!

Teachers Read Too!

Whose favourite book is ‘Oi Frog?’

Follow this link to see if you can work out which adult is reading which book!

Year 1 Farm Trip

Year 1 Farm Trip

The children in Year 1 visited Longdown Activity Farm as part of their ‘Old McDonald has a  Farm’ topic. The children got to feed a variety of animals including calves, adult goats and kids. They also got to hold chicks and guinea pigs and even saw some week old piglets. Follow this link to see more photos. 

Friendship Week

Friendship Week

Before half term we celebrated Friendship Week. Mrs Carter introduced the week with an assembly. During PSHE lessons the children thought about friendship, who their friends are and why they are their friends. All the children made a leaf and a feather to reflect these, which have been made into displays.

 

Year 2 Dinosaur Exhibition

Year 2 Dinosaur Exhibition

To celebrate the end of their Dinosaur topic, Year 2 shared their wonderful work with their parents. Click on this link to see all the photos.

Veg Power

Veg Power

We are all trying to encourage the children to eat more fruit and vegetables. To encourage the children to eat more vegetables we are taking part in the Veg Power initiative – Eat Them to Defeat them.

The children will be bringing home pack with a tracker and stickers to encourage them to eat vegetables and try new ones.

Please follow this link to the Veg Power website for more information.

Reading Task Force

Reading Task Force

Our Reading Task Force is in full swing this week. Our volunteer parents and grandparents come into school on a Wednesday afternoon to hear our youngsters read and share their books.

Tidiest Infant School

Tidiest Infant School

Today Mrs Marshman and two children went to the Guildhall to meet the Lord Mayor. After signing the visitors books we were awarded the winning prize for the Infant School Category in a short ceremony in the Lord Mayor’s parlour.  Afterwards the children received a goody bag and had refreshments! They said “It’s just like Achievement Assembly!”

Superhero Veg Save the Day!

Superhero Veg Save the Day!

Some dastardly deeds have been occurring in Year R this week.

Don’t worry though – the children have been making some vegetable Superheroes who have saved the day!

To see more pictures of the Veggie Superheroes, follow this link.

Golden School

Golden School

We are really celebrating our first week of 2019.

Everybody in school followed all the Golden Rules this week. No one missed any Golden Time.

Well Done Langstone Infant School.

YOU ARE A GOLDEN SCHOOL

Achievement Assembly

Achievement Assembly

Today was the first Achievement Assembly of the new year. It was also the first Achievement Assembly of the school year to feature Year R children collecting their Bronze certificates. Visit the Achievement Assembly page to find out more about it.

Congratulations to Year 2 and Year R children receiving certificates this morning.

During the holiday…

During the holiday…

During the holiday something very unusual appeared in the Room of Requirement.

Don’t worry – Year 2 are on the case. They are working out what has happened and who the mysterious visitor may have been.

Our Christmas Displays

Our Christmas Displays

Each class took a Christmas song to create a display. They used the things they made on Decoration Day. Here are some examples of the wonderful displays.

School Council – Display Survey

School Council – Display Survey

The school council walked around the school looking at the displays to choose the one that they thought the children and teachers had worked hard on.  They voted by nominating a display and standing with the group they  wished to vote for.  They chose the poppy display remembering the soldiers that fought in the wars over the last 100 years.

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

During Decoration Day the children made a decoration to go on the tree we have at St Cuthbert’s Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Mr Wells and Mrs Ellson took some children to the church to decorate the tree this afternoon.

The Christmas Tree Festival runs from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December – please see the flyer below for the times that the church is open to look at all the trees.

British Values Day

British Values Day

On Friday we held British Values Day. In assembly we looked at the core British Values and in our classes we did some work on them.

Please follow this link to the main page where you can see what we got up to.

 

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

The children have been learning how to keep safe when walking on pavements this week. They have looked for hazards and looked for safe places to cross the road.

We have been particularly focusing on holding hands when walking next to a road and crossing the road safely using the ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Think’ sequence.

The road safety team delivered an assembly to reinforce all of these messages this morning.

Hopefully the children will be able to remind you about road safety.

Road Safety Presentation

Displays Around School

Displays Around School

We are very proud of the all the hard work that our children do. We love to share and celebrate it with wonderful displays around school. Here are some photos of the wonderful work the children have been doing recently that is on display in school for everyone to see.

Year 2 have been learning about dragons in their Fire! Fire! topic. In Year 1 the children learnt about Remembrance Day and the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice. Year R have been learning about the characteristics they need to be better learners.

Kindness Week

Kindness Week

This week is National Anti-bullying Week. At school this week we are focusing on our Golden Rule ‘We are gentle, we don’t hurt others.’

This morning we are having an assembly to introduce our theme this week and will be asking children to complete a slip through the week to explain how they have been kind to someone else or tell us about someone who has been kind to them. We are asking the children to post them to us in the post box by the medical room. We will be giving merits to children who take part.

Space Dome Year 1

Space Dome Year 1

On Wednesday Year 1 children experienced the wonders of space, learning about the solar system and the significant people linked to space travel. The Space Dome was set up in the school hall and was an amazing way to support the learning for this topic.

Class 9 Reading Suprise

Class 9 Reading Suprise

To develop the children’s love of reading even further Miss Owen and Class 9 have enjoyed a wonderful book shaped surprise. They discovered 30 wrapped books in their book corner and everyday this week children have enjoyed the excitement of opening a new book.

Book Fair Competition Winners

Book Fair Competition Winners

Thank you to all of our entrants. There were so many wonderful entries, which made it a very hard judging process.  There can only be three winners and they are….

Sylvester, Summer and Oscar

A £10 book voucher to spend at our travelling book fair is on its way to you!

Congratulations.

Book Fair

Book Fair

Our school Book Fair will run from Wednesday 31st October to Tuesday 6th November. The books will be available to look at every day from 3pm on the  playground. This year Travelling Books have made it much easier to make a purchase. They include good old fashioned cash, Phone payments and Book Fair gift vouchers.

To pay for your books by phone – it’s safe, simple and quick. Simply ask your Book Fair Organiser for a phone payment slip. Call the number and follow the instructions. Write down your transaction code and paid amount. Return the completed slip to your book fair organiser and take your purchase.

Book Fair Gift Vouchers

They’re the simple, secure way to ensure children get the books they want when the Book Fair arrives and are perfect if parents can’t make it to the Book Fair or you have a cashless school. Even better, you’ll save 20% when you buy online meaning a £12 voucher costs only £10, a £6 voucher costs only £5 and so on. Your school will earn Rewards for free books on the full value of the voucher, rather than the discount price. Once a purchase has been made, customers will receive the voucher in an email which can be printed and given to the child – much safer to carry than cash! Vouchers can be purchased up until midnight on the day of collection of the Book Fair.

Competition time

We will be running a competition in each year group with a prize of £10 book vouchers. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information on this.

Watch this video to see how it works.

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

Thursday 4th October was National Poetry Day.

To celebrate the day children in Key Stage One read different types of poems.

The children also wrote their own poems for a poetry competition. The children were asked to write an acrostic poem, a riddle or a senses poem.

Year 1 children wrote poems about Elmer linked to their English work. Year 2 wrote Autumn themed poems using the school grounds as their inspiration.

Watch this space to see if we are competition winner!

Key Dates and Events 2018-19

Key Dates and Events 2018-19

Friday 15th February – School Closed for INSET Day

Monday 18th-Friday 22nd February – School Closed for Half Term

Wednesday 6th March – Year 1 Trip to Longdown Activity Farm

Thursday 25th April – Year 2 Trip to Titanic Museum

Monday 8th April-Monday 22nd April – School Closed for Easter Holiday

Monday 6th May – School Closed for Bank Holiday

Monday 27th May-Friday 31st May – School Closed for Half Term

Monday 3rd June – School Closed for INSET Day

Monday 22nd-Tuesday 23rd July – School Closed for INSET Days

Wednesday 24th July-Monday 2nd September – School Closed for Summer Holiday

Race for life

Race for life

Race for Life at Langstone 2018

We raised £3190 for our chosen charity this term – Cancer Research UK. We held our Race for Life fundraising event at school,  on Thursday 28th June. We dedicated our Race for Life to Sue Swanton, a former lunchtime supervisor and volunteer, who recently lost her fight against cancer.

We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day for our event. The field was set up with the gazebos to keep the children cool, a water station and all the bunting the children had made was put up to make the event really special.

We were joined by Gemma, the Community Champion from Tesco at Fratton Park, she brought fruit for the children to enjoy as they finished their running and was giving high-fives as the children ran past her.

Everyone really enjoyed the day and we are really proud to have raised so much money for this worthy cause.

Congratulations and a very big ‘Well Done!’ to everyone who took part.

Proud to be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust