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Key Stage 1

Welcome to the KS1 home learning page. 

This page will contain all the work for Miss Billingham's and Mrs Lawrence's classes.

Please send photos of completed work to the email addresses below:

Miss Billingham - staffseven@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Lawrence - staffeight@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk


We would love to hear from you at least once a week. 

For the next few weeks our topic, along with everyone else in school, is going to be .....(drum roll please).... 

Mythical creatures 

 

 

Week 1

Monday

This week we will be using the Disney film ‘Onward’ to learn about mythical creatures.

You can choose the level of challenge that best suits your learning. 'Level 1' is aimed at the majority of year 1 while the 'level 2' work is aimed at the majority of years 2 and 3. Remember to be an Amington alien and reach for the stars.

This week’s PE lesson is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on_9AhPQigE&safe=active 

You are also access daily phonics via the following link https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/videos  

Maths

 

Level 1

You are going to focus on number bonds to 10

Watch the Jack Hartmann video I Know My Number Bonds 10 | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann - YouTube

Now create a number bonds rainbow. You could make your own or you can use this one that is already started for you. Click here for a blank number bond rainbow. 

Here are some examples if you do want to make your own. 

 

Level 2

Your focus is number bonds to 20. Use this link to access your learning.

Using number bonds when subtracting (thenational.academy)

 

 

English

Watch and/or read the story of Disney’s onward.

The story can be found here being read aloud Onward Movie by Disney/Pixar * FULL STORY * 📚 Kids Book Read Aloud 📚 - YouTube

OR

The film is also available on Disney+ if you have it.

Task

Now let’s recall the main events of the story

Level 1

Show the beginning middle and end. Draw picture of each section and then write a sentence or two to describe what is happening. 

Click here for the sheet or you can make your own. 

 

Level 2

Your task is to create a story mountain for ‘Onward’ What happens in each section? Write a sentence or two to describe each section.

REMEMBER 

Click here for a blank story mountain or you can create your own. 

 

Topic

Linking into ‘Onward’ we are going to focus on animals for the next few weeks.

Task

Level 1

Write a list of as many animals as you can think of (if you are struggling there is a collection of pictures attached here) and sort them. If you have access to a printer you could even print a few pictures and sort them into 2 piles.

Level 2

Your task is to sort your animal just like in Level 1 but you need to tell me why you have done it. Do some animals have 4 legs? Can some animals swim? Explain you decisions.

You could write your explanation on this animal paper. 

 

Thursday

Maths

Level 1

Now we are going to move onto number bonds to 20. Have a go at the activity below.

Number bonds to 10 and 20 - Year 2 - P3 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

Level 2

You guys are going to look at number bonds to 100. Have a go at the activity below.

Bonds to 100 (tens and ones) - Year 3 - P4 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

English

Today’s focus is types of sentences.

We are going to use this picture from the story ‘Onward’.

 

What is the perfect sentence?

Have a look at the first video with Mrs Williams using this link Writing sentences - Year 1 - P2 - English - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

Now its your turn.

Level 1

Write at least 3 sentences about the picture from ‘Onward’

Make sure you use a capital letter, finger spaces and full stops.

Example - The man is next to the car.  

Can you challenge yourself and write a question.

Example - Why the man cheering?

 

Level 2

Your challenge is to write at least three sentences using the picture from ‘Onward’.

Try and challenge yourself – can you write a question an exclamation.

Example - Why is the man cheering?

    - Watch out!

    - The mermaids tail shimmers in the early morning sunlight.

Superstar points are available for children who use fronted adverbials too!

Example - Early in the morning, the sun made the mermaids tail shimmer.

 

I can’t wait to see your hard work!

 

Topic

Where to see 50 of the UK's favourite animals | Premier Inn

We are going to focus on animal groups. Do you know any animals groups?

Have a look at the link below about mammals and birds – what can you learn?

What are the differences between mammals and birds? (thenational.academy)

 

Friday

Maths

Todays challenge involves doubling. Have a look at this link

Doubles - Year 1 - P2 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

Now have a go yourself

Level 1

Doubling to 10 – have a go at completely the ladybirds spots.

Click here for activity. 

 

Level 2

Doubling to 20 – complete the ladybirds spots.

Click here for activity.

 

Extra Challenge: Why don't you try doubling some 2 digit numbers using partitioning?

Watch this video to see how: Doubling a 2 Digit Number

 

 

English

Today we are going to continue to practice writing a range of sentences.

We are going to use this picture from the story ‘Onward’.  

Revisit what you did yesterday. Can you write even better sentences?

Level 1

Remember to use capital letters, finger space and full stops. Maybe even try to write a question or two. Can you use an adjective in your writing?

I want you to blow my socks off!

Level 2

Remember to try and include a range of  statements, questions and exclamations. Remember sentences using fronted adverbials get bonus points!

Watch Mrs Lawrence's video for a reminder of how to create sentences with fronted adverbials on our school youtube channel:

How to Write Sentences with Fronted Adverbials with Mrs Lawrence

Here are some examples of fronted adverbials you could use:

Topic

 

Have a look at these pages and make notes on the important information.

Amphibians What are amphibians? - BBC Bitesize

Fish What are fish? - BBC Bitesize

Reptiles What are reptiles? - BBC Bitesize

 

Level 1

Now, I would like you to make me a beautiful poster about the three groups and describe the group.

Maybe you could even give an example of an animal from each group.

 

Level 2

Now you are going to add a little more onto your poster.

Your challenge is to compare the group. Why is an animal a fish and not a reptile? Why is a reptile not an amphibian?

 

Week 2

This week’s PE lesson is Cosmic Yoga: Mimi the Mermaid -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MmczGBAjM8&safe=active 

You are also access daily phonics via the following link https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/videos  

Please remember to email us your amazing work so we can see what you have been up to! 

Monday

Maths

Today we are looking at making numbers in different ways. We can split numbers into tens and ones. This is called partitioning.

Level 1:- Numbers up to 30

What is the number 13 made up of?

What does the 3 stand for?

3 stands for 3 ones.

What does the 1 stand for?

The 1 here stands for 10 which is needed to make 13.

Like this:

Now we can fill in the missing numbers here:

 

What about this one?

1 ten + 6 ones = 16

Try this quiz here to practise with numbers up to 30:

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-1/count-tens-and-ones-up-to-30

Or complete one of these worksheets to practise reading and writing and showing numbers up to 30.

Monday - Maths - Level 1

Level 2:- Numbers up to 100.

What is the number 43 made up of? How many tens? How many ones?

How could you show this? What image could you draw?

Can you draw 43 using sticks and spots? Can you draw 43 using ten frames? What other ways could you draw 43?

Here are some ideas showing the number 33 to help you:

Need more practise? Try this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zncq4xs

Choose 5 of these numbers to draw and draw them each of them in 3 different ways:

56       78       24       47        28       94        31        67      35       47     

Now draw a picture of the number 60. Explain what is different about this number compared to all the other numbers you have shown.

English

Today we are going to think about the vocabulary we can use to describe mythical creatures.

Here’s a reminder of what adjectives are:

Year 1 English: Adjectives for Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT-G4c2-CHU&safe=active

Here’s a reminder of expanded noun phrases:

Sing with Grammarsaurus – Expanded Noun Phrases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFJP1FNUEVY&safe=active

Level 1:-

Choose one of the Onward creatures below to look at carefully.

Write at least 10 - 15 adjectives to describe your creature.

Level 2:-

Choose one of the Onward creatures below to look at carefully.

Can you write 10 – 15 expanded noun phrases to describe the creature.

Here is an adjective map to give you some ideas:

 

Topic

Today you are going to investigate different diets that animals might have.

Level 1:-

Complete the learning here for this lesson at Oak Academy:

What Types of Food Do Living Things Eat?

Level 2:-

Use these links to make notes and find out about:

 

What Types of Food Do Animals Eat?

Why Do Animals Have Different Teeth?

Teeth – How They Help Animals Eat

Now sort a range of animals into a Venn diagram like this:

You can download a copy of this here: Venn Diagram

Animals to sort can be found here: Animals 

Then complete the quiz here to see what you have learnt: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/science/animals-carnivores-herbivores-and-omnivores/

Tuesday

Maths

Today we are going to look at partitioning, reading and writing larger or bigger numbers than yesterday.

Level 1:- Numbers up to 50

Level 1 is looking at numbers up to 50 today.

I would like you to complete this lesson today on Oak Academy online learning and complete the activity on there:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-place-value-with-numbers-to-50-6muk4r?step=2&activity=video

Level 2:-  3 digit numbers

Level 2 is focusing on 3 digit numbers. (This is especially for you, Year 3s!)

Please complete this lesson on Oak Academy online learning and complete the activity on there: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-the-place-value-of-each-digit-in-a-3-digit-number-6cu3gd

Alternatively, you could have a go at the Level 2 activity here:

Maths - Level 2 - 3 Digit Numbers

English

Use your ideas from yesterday to write a character description of one of the characters from Onward.

Level 1:- Use adjectives in your sentences. Don’t forget your capital letters and full stops.

Example:

The Manticore has huge wings. Her sharp horns poke out of her curly hair.

Level 2:- Use 2 adjectives separated by a comma or expanded noun phrases in your description.

Example:

The tiny yet deadly pixie with a bright pink mohawk wore a leather waist coat. Her piercing, angry eyes shone like a demon.

Be adventurous in your language choice!

 

Topic

Today you are going to find out about adaptation. This is how living things are suited to the place they live (their environment).

Level 1:-

Watch the video here to find out a little bit more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyx76sg

Read through the information here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/zxg7y4j

Complete the Fill The Gaps activity and the Quiz.

Level 2:-

Complete your learning online at Oak Academy for this lesson:

What is Adaptation?

 

Wednesday

Maths

Today let’s use that learning from yesterday to help us compare numbers. This is where we say whether a number is bigger, smaller or the same. Can you remember the symbols we use? Here’s a clue: Gary Gator! What does Gary Gator like to eat?

Level 1 :– Comparing numbers up to 50.

Here are two numbers:

16        20

How do we know which number is bigger? Which number would greedy Gary Gator eat?

He would eat 20! What a greedy alligator!

Here’s a little reminder of the symbols we need to use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=M6Efzu2slaI&safe=active

Now have a go at these activity cards: 

Activity Cards

Level 2 :– Comparing 3 digit numbers.

Complete the online learning for this lesson to help you compare 3 digit numbers: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-numbers-within-1000-using-the-less-greater-and-signs-6gr3ed

Or play this game:

Comparing 3 Digit Numbers

Topic

Thinking about all you have learnt about animals and creatures, your job today is to create your very own mythical creature. This could be based on one of the characters from Onward or another mythical creature you know. You can give this creature any features you would like from any of the animal types.

Level 1:-

Draw your creature and label it’s features e.g. horns, claws, tail.

Level 2:-

Add adjectives or expanded noun phrases you might use to describe your creature.

English

Today we are going to start planning our very own adventure for your creature.

Think about what your creature might need to find or do on their adventure.

You can use a story map or story hill to plan out your ideas, ready for writing later this week.

Story Map:

 

Story Mountain:

Beginning – things to think about:

 

Middle/Build Up/Problem –

 

End/Solution –

 

Thursday

Maths

Let’s talk about ordering numbers! How do we know which is the largest number? How do we know which is the smallest number? What does each number stand for?

Play this game here to help you practise ordering numbers.

Caterpillar Ordering

Level 1 – Can you try ordering numbers to 100?

Level 2 – Can you try ordering numbers to 999? Phew!

If you are feeling brave, you could try ordering the numbers forwards AND THEN backwards!

Extra Challenge:

Level 1 - If we have 2 numbers that both have 3 tens, how do we know which is largest?

Like these: 36       31

Explain your ideas.

Level 2 -  If we have 2 numbers that both have 4 hundreds, how do we know which is smallest? Explain your ideas.

Explain your ideas.

You could try this activity if you wish to practise this further:

Ordering 3 Digit Numbers

Topic

Today you are going to write a character description of your mythical creature.

Here is an example of a completely new, mixed up and mythical creature:

Level 1:-

Describe Your Creature using lots of adjectives:

-What does it look like? 

- How does it act?  

- Where does it like to live? 

- What does it like to eat?

 

Level 2:-

In your description, make sure you include:

You could create something like this:

English

Today you are going to begin writing your adventure story for your mythical creature. Use your plan, your character description and your amazing vocabulary to write the most exciting, adventurous story that you can think of! We can’t wait to read them!  Try completing the beginning and some of the middle today.

Success Criteria – Try to include:

Level 1

Level 2

  • Beginning, middle and end of the story.
  • Sentences that begin with a capital letters and finish with full stops.
  • A range of sentences – statements, questions, commands, exclamations
  • Adjectives to describe places and characters.
  • Beginning, build up/problem, climax (middle), solution, and end of the story.
  • A range of punctuation and sentence types.
  • Fronted adverbials – Later that day, Quickly, As she ran,
  • 2a sentences (2 adjectives separates with a comma

          e.g. the tiny, deadly pixie…

  • Expanded noun phrases

        e.g. the giant manticore with incredibly sharp teeth.

 

Friday

Maths

Today we are going to look at number patterns and sequences.

What is a number sequence?

Level 1:- Describe and complete number patterns.

Complete your learning using this online lesson at Oak academy online learning: 

Describe and Complete Number Patterns

Level 2:-

Use Bitesize to find out how to work out what the pattern is in a sequence:

How can I use number patterns to work out a sequence?

Then try one or two of these challenges:

Number Sequences

English

Continue writing your story and then check the success criteria to check you have included everything you need to make an awesome adventure story.

Topic

Today you can be as creative as you want to be! You can either create a habitat for your creature or make your creature. This could be as a picture, a shoebox diorama, clay or play doh, Lego, or any other material.

  

 

 

 

Week 3

For the next two weeks, we are going to learn all about the seasons we have in our country and the weather. We will listen to and look at poems that describe the weather and write our own poems about our favourite season.

 

Don’t forget to practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars.

 

(If you have forgotten your username and password, email your teacher!)

 

Use this link to find daily phonics sessions: https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/videos

 

Why not try some dancing this week for your PE? Keeping active is a great thing!

Have a go at these awesome dances from KIDZ Bop – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ

 

Here are some lovely stories you could listen to this week:

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers              Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O’Dowd                The Night I Followed My Dog read by Amanda Bynes

                             

 

Reading Comprehension:

You could start with this 60 second read. Answer the questions using the text.

Songs of the Season

Now choose your level for your reading comprehension. No peeking at the answers until the end though!

Winter

 

Monday

Maths –

This week we are going to be practising our adding and taking away skills.

Can you remember any other words that mean the same as add?

How many did you remember?  

Level 1:- Adding within 20

These videos will help you to learn how to add by using ten frames to make ten and then count on:

Year 1 – Addition – Part 1 – Counting objects/counting on

This video is a little more complicated because it asks you to think about making ten and then what would be left over but, for some people, this is a much easier way to think about it!

Addition using tens frames

See which way you like best!

Activity: Adding within 20

Extra Challenge: If you want to push yourself, try these activities:

Extra Challenge Cards

Level 2:-Adding 2 and 3 digit numbers with regrouping

Watch Mrs Lawrence’s video on addition to remind yourself how to exchange and regroup with 2 and 3 digit numbers.

Now try these:

These questions can be downloaded for printing here:

Addition Questions for Level 2

English –

Over the next two weeks, we are going to write poems all about the seasons and the weather.

Today you are going to listen to some poems to see which you like best and how they might sound. You might also collect interesting vocabulary that you might want to magpie for your poem!

Here are a list of poems to listen to and watch:

Autumn Gilt by Valerie Bloom

Frost by Valerie Bloom

Lady Winter’s Rap by Grace Nichols

Snow by Robert Hull

Winter by Judith Nicholls

The Laughter Forecast by Sue Cowling

Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson

I Can’t Wait For Summer by Kenn Nesbitt

Level 1:-

Listen to and read the poems.

Decide which you like best and write 2 or 3 sentences about it.

Level 2:-Collect interesting vocabulary from the poems

Listen to and read the poems.

Collect the most interesting vocabulary (words and phrases) that you can find in a word cloud.

You could draw your own or you could use this:

Cloud to print

Topic –

This week we are going to begin with some field work in our local area as Geographers. This means looking and observing closely what our local area is like, what is living or not living there and what the weather and conditions are like.

Today we would like you to go on a nature hunt! This could be in your garden or somewhere else in your local area where there is lots of nature. A field or a small wooded area would be perfect!

You are going to look around at the area that you are in somewhere outside.

Record some of your answers to these questions:

What can you see?

What can you hear?

What can you smell?

What words would you use to describe this place?

 

Level 1:- Collect and sort interesting items

Carefully and safely, collect up to 20 things that you find interesting in your outside area. Remember to take extra care if you find anything living. Can you sort your items into groups? You could add labels to your groups. You could take photos and send these to your teacher to show what you have been doing or you could do a separate drawing of what you have found.

Read through the information and watch the videos here to find out about the different between things that are alive, dead and things that have never lived.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zs73r82

Level 2:-Collect and sort – alive, dead and never been alive

Find out all about the life processes that tell us that something is alive using this powerpoint from Twinkl.

Powerpoint - Living Processes

Carefully and safely, collect up to 20 things from your outside area that you find interesting. Remember to take extra care if you find anything living. You are then going to sort your items into three categories: alive, dead or never been alive. Remember to use MRS GREN to decide.

You could complete this activity on paper instead if you would like using this activity here or you could make your own cards to sort:

Sorting Living, Non-Living and Dead

 

Tuesday –

Maths -

Level 1:-Adding by using counting on a number line

A number line is really helpful for adding two numbers together.

We don’t need to start at 0 each time though.

We can start at the first number that we need to add and then count on jumps of the second number we need to add.

Like this:

Today I want you to practise this skill so you don’t have to start from 0 each time.

Now try these questions:

Addiing using a number line

Level 2:- Adding 2 and 3 digit numbers with regrouping

Today we are going to apply our method to some word problems.

Use your column method to find the answers to these word problems:

Word Problems - Addition

 

English –

What is a simile? Similes are a way of describing something by saying it is similar to something else.

Today is about finding out what similes are and creating our own all about Winter. We will us these ideas to write a poem tomorrow.

Level 1:-

Watch this video to find out what a simile is and to hear some examples:

Similes Lesson

Can you finish these lines to create some similes about snow in Winter?

 

Level 2:-

Complete your learning on BBC Bitesize for this session to find out all about similes and metaphors:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmpscw

You could also use this to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmfc7ty/articles/zrrhpg8

Then come up with as many similes or metaphors as you can about this Winter scene:

Topic –

To continue being an amazing geographer, we have to learn to draw maps of areas we know and have explored.

Watch Mrs Lawrence’s video on creating a map of an area on Amington Heath’s YouTube channel to find out how to do this.

Remember it needs to be from a ‘bird’s eye view’. This means what a bird would see when it flies over, so you are drawing a map from above the ground. Think about how things would look different from above.

For example, this is a map of a classroom from above.

Can you find the tables? Can you see what a chair looks like from above? Can you find the teacher’s desk? Can you spot a sink? Why can’t we see the legs on the chairs and the tables?

Level 1:-Creating a labelled map

Can you draw a map of the area that you explored and found all your interesting things yesterday? Can you label the main features that you saw?

Level 2:-Creating a labelled map with a key

If you want to make it a little more trickier for yourself, can you create a map of an outside area that you explored and add a key for your map.

This map below has used symbols instead of writing. Can you guess what the different symbols stand for? Which one do you think is the toilets symbol? Which do you think is the camp site symbol? What do you think the other symbols might be for? These would be included in the key to tell the map reader what they mean.

You can use these sheets to help you create your map.

Mapping Sheet

 

Wednesday

Maths –

Today we are going to use the inverse of addition. Can you remember what the word inverse means? Yes, it means the opposite. Well done!

What words do you know that mean the same as subtraction?

How many of these did you think of?

Practise crossing out your bottles as you jump like this:

Level 1:- Subtracting within 20

Activity 1:

Find out the answers to these take away questions by crossing off the amount you need to take away:

When using a number line, these are the Steps for Success for subtracting:

  1. Start on the highest number at the beginning of the calculation. Put your finger on it on the number line.
  2. Look at how many jumps back you need to do – this is how many you need to take away.
  3. Jump back that many. Remember to jump down towards the smaller numbers.
  4. Wherever you land is your answer!

Example:

Try these activities to practise your sklls.

Subtracting on a number line

Level 2:- Subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers

Today you are going to revise subtracting without regrouping. This should be super quick and super easy because you only have to look at one column at a time!

Steps to success:

  1. Set out your question, making sure your columns line up.  Make sure the largest number is on the top.
  2. Start with the ones column.
  3. Take away the bottom number from the top number and record the answer below.
  4. Then continue with each column to the left until you have no columns left.

 

If you want to see an example, here is a video to remind you:

Subtraction to 100 (without regrouping)

Here are your questions to practise this skill:

These questions can be downloaded here

 

English –

Today we are going to use our ideas from yesterday to create a poem all about Winter.

Level 1:-

Write a poem all about the snow, using your similes from yesterday.

You could do this as an acrostic poem where you use the letters from SNOW as the beginning of your lines or in your own way.

Snow Template

Level 2:-

Create a poem about Winter using similes that describes a Winter scene.

You could include sights, smells and sounds, animals, plants or weather that might be around.

You could record yourself reading your poem and send this to your teacher or you could write your poem up neatly on wintery paper.

Wintery Paper from Twinkl

 

Topic –

Today we are going to mix together our geography, science and art.

We are going to look closely at twigs from trees and see if we can work out what types of tree they are.

You could do this in a garden or on a walk in your local area.

 

Level 1:-Tree hunt

Using your twig ID ticksheet, see how many different types of trees you can find in your local area or garden. How many different trees can you tick off? See if you can find an example of each. On your way round, collect any interesting twigs that have already fallen off of trees and take them home. When you are at home, you could draw some of the twigs carefully and label them to show which tree they came from.

Twig ID Sheet 1

 

Level 2:-Twig ID and Observational Drawing

On a walk or in your garden, collect 6-8 different twigs to that have fallen off of trees. Using the Twig ID sheet, can you work out which types of trees you saw? Observe each twig carefully and draw a sketch. Add labels and explain how you know which tree type it is. Can you find out what the leaves of this tree would look like by doing some research online? Can you add this to your sketch to show what the tree might look like in summer? You could also research what fruit would grow on the tree.

Twig ID Sheet 2

 

Thursday

Maths –

Level 1:- Subtracting within 20

Complete your learning for this session on Oak Academy:

Subtracting a 1s number from a teens number

Or you could try solving these activity cards here:

Activity Cards – Subtracting Within 20

 

Level 2:-Subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers with exchanging

Watch Mrs Fennelly’s video on how to subtract with exchanging on Amington Heath’s YouTube Channel.

Can you write your own steps for success for how to subtract when you need to exchange?

Try using your steps of success to answer these questions. Do they work?

Download your questions here

 

English –

Today you are going to start planning for a poem about another season. Maybe this could be your favourite season. You are going to need to think about lots of different things you can do in your season, what the weather is like in your season and words that you can use to describe your season.

 

Level 1:-

Choose your favourite season.

 

Level 2:-

Choose your favourite season.

 

Topic –

Winter can be a very hard time for animals that are trying to find food. Today you are going to design something (and you could make it too) for an animal that might be looking for food in Winter.  

Your design needs to have a name, a picture, labels and a list of the things you need to make it. If you want to try something challenging, why don’t you write the instructions to make your design.

There are some ideas here that might help that could inspire your designs or you could make these using things you have in your cupboards.

Bird Feeder

Cheesy Pinecones

Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder

 

Friday

Maths – Today is all about problem solving. You need to use the methods you have looked at this week to help you solve these problems.

It doesn’t tell you whether you need to add or take away the two numbers so you need to be super careful and use your vocabulary for both operations to help you decide whether to add or subtract.

TIP: Try to picture what is happening in your head to decide if the amount is getting bigger (increasing) or getting smaller (decreasing).

Better yet DRAW a picture of what is happening – this will help you see what you need to do, add or subtract.

Remember to show your working out!

 

Level 1:- Adding and Subtracting Problem Solving within 20

Level 2:- Adding and Subtracting Problem Solving

Problems to Solve for Level 1 and Level 2

 

English –

Look at these shape poems – Can you see how they are the same shapes as what they are talking about in the poem?

What shapes could you make a poem for your season? For Summer, you might use the shape of a sand castle, or for Autumn, you might use the shape of a leaf.

Level 1:-

Using your ideas about what you can do, and what the weather is like, can you create a shape poem for your season?

Make sure you include adjectives to describe and a title that matches your poem.

You could try to make your poem rhyme!

Level 2:-

Using your ideas about what you can do, and what the weather is like, can you create a shape poem for your season?

Make sure you include expanded noun phrases, similes and metaphors (if you really want to challenge yourself!) in your poem.  Can you make your poem rhyme too? (It doesn’t have to!)

 

Topic –

Next week you are going to look at the weather in our local area. This time of year we usually get lots of different types of weather, usually plenty of rain!

You are being challenged to create a rainfall gauge or another type of weather reading instrument today so you can measure the rainfall over the weekend and next week.

 

Level 1:-

Create a simple rainfall gauge and see how much rain you can catch!

Simple Rainfall Gauge

You could record your rainfall measurements in a chart like this:

Download a copy of this table here

Level 2:-

Create one or two of these weather station instruments.

Can you create a table to record your measurements each day from Saturday to Friday?

Weather Station Instruments Instructions