It's so exciting-its Book Week!!
Ms O'Toole is very excited that Book Week is starting! The story we are looking at this week is about a metaphorical journey-what does this mean? Watch this video to find out more!
Mash-up of this week's learning
Edit and improve writing
Planning our short story based on Rain before Rainbows.
Linking paragraphs with adverbials.
See how many of your favourite things you can spell out using the exercise alphabet and send us your videos! Good luck everyone! My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ks1 - 30 secs on, 30 secs rest. Ks2 - 40 secs on, 20 secs rest.
Lola is feeling a bit nervous about starting school. Can Charlie convince her that she will enjoy it once she gets there? 1. Why does Lola think that she might not have time to go to school? 2. Why does Charlie tell Lola that she needs to learn her letters? 3. What does the message on the fridge say? 4. Why does Charlie say that Lola can not go to school dressed as an alligator? 5. Who is Soren Lorenson? 6. Write down or draw all the best things about school to help you look forward to coming back soon!
Enjoy the story and then try to answer these questions: 1. What does Burglar Bill like to have for his breakfast? 2. What does Burglar Bill put into his sack? 3. What makes a sound like a police car? 4. What does the baby like to eat? 5. What do Burglars Bill and Betty have as a late night snack? 6. What do the two burglars decide to do with all the things they have stolen? 7. What job does Bill have in the end?
Sophie has an unusual visitor for tea. Will there be anything left for her and her Mummy to eat? 1. How did Mummy know that it wasn't the milkman, the grocer or Daddy at the door? 2. How do you think Sophie feels about the tiger in her house? How do you know? 3. Why couldn't Sophie have a bath? 4. What was Daddy's goof idea? 5. What animal would you like to knock on your door for tea? Can you draw a picture of you and your animal visitor?
Join Ms O'Toole for a retelling of this class bible story. How many animals can you spot in the story? Can you draw a picture of Noah's Ark and some of the animals entering the boat? Talk to someone at home about how you think Noah felt when he saw the rainbow?
It's the final part of the story! What will happen to Grandma? 1. How long did it take for the chicken to shrink to the size of a 'newly hatched chick'? 2. What word does Roald Dahl use to describe how Mr Kranky looks at the beginning of the last chapter? 3. How does Grandma mistake the medicine for tea? 4. How do you think Mrs Kranky feels once Grandma disappears? Why? 5. If you created a magic medicine, what would it do?
Can George remake the medicine? What will happen when he tests the medicine on his father's chickens? 1. What did George do to the medicine once he had all the ingredients? 2. What had George forgotten that made the medicine the right colour? 3. How long did the chicken's legs get? 4. What dis Mr Kranky have to get from the garage?
Will Grandma have to stay stuck in the roof forever? Will George and Mr Kranky be able to make more medicine? Try to answer these questions after you finish the video: Why do you think Grandma is so cross at the beginning of the video? What evidence is there for this in the story? What simile does Roald Dahl use to show how much better Grandma is feeling? Can you find an example of Grandma using alliteration when she rides Jack Frost? Why does Mr Kranky want to make more of the medicine?
So, will Grandma come through the roof? What will George's Dad say if she does? Let's find out... Once you have listened to the chapters, try to answer the following questions: Why does George give some medicine to the chicken? How does Mrs Kranky feel when she gets back from shopping? How do you know? How does Mr Kranky feel when he arrives home? How do you know? What do you think Mr Kranky is imagining when he sees the enormous hen?
So, Grandma has taken the medicine but what will it do to her?
What else will George add to the magic mixture? Will he give it to her? And if he does, what will it do to her?
Do you ever feel like your worries are weighing you down? Well, in this story Jenny is worried about lots of different things and all these worries start to cause a bit of a problem! Listen to the story and then see if you can make a worry box for your house. Remember though, the most important part of having a worry box, is taking those worries out and talking about them with someone who can help!
Join Miss Crumpton for some wellbeing exercises that will help you stay happy and centred!
Dave was the lucky donkey who was given the very important job of carrying Jesus into Jerusalem. Grandad Donkey has just got back from Jerusalem-will he have seen the 'King' that Dave carried? and what will have happened to him?
The Discoverers and Adventurers Nativity 2020. Sit back and enjoy 40 minutes of glorious singing to get you in the festive spirit! With thanks to outoftheark.com for the script and music.
Get outside and investigate what plants are in your garden. Draw them, describe them and maybe even do a little research to find out more about them!
An activity designed to get KS1 children thinking about prepositions in sentences. This is designed so ALL members of the family can join in because if your household is anything like mine it is pretty tricky getting stuff done round younger members of the family!! Enjoy!
Finding interesting ways to explore place value and represent numbers.
An outdoor game to make learning and practising timestables fun. You can pitch it to whatever level suits your child and use practical resources to help them solve the multiplications or get them to try and recall the answer if they're becoming confident with the tables and then check it with physical resources. You can also adapt this game to practice additions/subtractions/divisions..any calculating problem!
3 progressive methods of subtraction - choose the method that works for you and work towards mastering the next!
Have a go with some of your own!
Using column method and place value grid to demonstrate exchanging in the written addition method.
Using column and place value grid to calculate addition.
This beautiful poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, tells the story of a young Native American who lost his mother and is raised by his Grandmother 'Nakomis'. What will Nakomis teach Hiawatha and how will he find his place in the world?
Is the Master really a bad man or are there other secrets left to be revealed?
Lyra is now hiding in the wardrobe of the retiring room. Lord Asriel, her Uncle, has asked her tokeep an eye on the Master. But what else will Lyra discover from her hiding place?
Lambing Season is coming to an end. Take a look at what is left to be done on the farm!
Welcome back to Hyden Farm! Watch this video and see if you can answer these questions: What do the farmers dip the lambs' navels into? Why? Why do the lambs and sheep have numbers on them? Why are lambs carried by their front feet? Why does 'Tinker' have blue bandages?
Cecily and her family have made another brilliant video telling us all about what is going on at Hyden Farm! Watch the video and answer these questions: 1. What is in the chicken food mix? 2. Why are shells and stones an important part of the chickens' diet? 3.Why are the chicken eggs all different sizes and colours? 4. Where are the Dorking chickens from originally? 5. What is special about the shell of a duck egg? 6. What is the same about every bird egg? 7. What is the job of the egg white?
Cecily helps her Grandad and her Mum on the farm. Listen carefully to the video and answer these questions: 1. How long will it be until the sheep start giving birth? 2. Why did the sheep have to come in early this year? 3. Why does Farmer Jones split the sheep up? 4.How long does it take for all the sheep to lamb once they start? 5. What foods do the sheep eat other than grass-why? 6. Why are all the sheep different? 7. What is the most lambs that Farmer Jones has ever know one sheep to have?
Many of us have seen changes in our children over the course of lock down and we may continue to see these changes until the current situation returns to something that resembles a more recognisable version of normal. Miss Crumpton has made a short video explaining what some of these changes might be, why your child is behaving in unusual ways and how to respond to these behaviours.