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18th May 2020



BBC BITESIZE - Daily lessons 

The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. Click on the link below.


White Rose are currently producing excellent daily maths lessons for Years 1-8. Please click on the link below to see their fantastic lessons!


Weekly focus:

Iggy Peck is a young boy who loves to build things but the adults around him aren't best pleased! This week we are continuing with the story 'Iggy Peck Architect' and our focus is a non-fiction instruction text big write. We will be writing our own set of instructions as if we were teaching someone to be an Architect.

Here is also a free interactive game to practice ordering instructions.


Write sentences by: re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense

I must with support, re-read what I have written to check that it makes sense.

I should independently, re-read what I have written to check that it makes sense and is begin to be able to put things right if it doesn't.

I could confidently and consistently re-read what Ihave written to check that it makes sense and know what to do to correct it if it does not.

Activity 1/ Day 1 - Features of instruction writing
Oracy task - What are instructions and layout 

Writing task - Finding key features 

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Activity 2/ Day 2 - Today is the day! Can you write a set of instructions on how to build a junk model tower? Use to word map to help you, and don't forget to check your work after! There is an example below to help you.

Oracy task - discuss features 

Writing task - Write own instructions 
Challenge  - include an adverb to describe how you are doing something e.g. carefully, gently, slowly 


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Activity 3/ Day 3 Watch the video below, can you write a set of instructions on how to make a cup of tea?

Oracy starter task

Writing task - How to make a cup of tea 


How to Make a Cup of Tea

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty


Before writing make sure your child is sat correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly.


- Practise forming lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place, capital letters and digits 0-9.


Practise each family:
curly caterpillars (a, c, o, q, g, d, e, s, f)
ladder letters (l, i, j, t, u, y)
one armed robots (r, m, n, h, b, k, p)

zig zag monsters (v, w, x, z).


This week - To focus on forming capital letters ‘K, L,  and ‘M correctly and lower case too.


The Department for Education has released some online phonics lessons, which are streaming daily, via Youtube. If you open up the attachment below, all the information and links to the daily online lessons are there. If you miss the time slot, you can still click on the link and you can view them on you tube in your own time.


You will notice that there are lessons aimed at different year groups. If your child is in Miss Hilpert Smith's  phonics group, then they should start with 'The Learning to Blend' section (blue).  If they are  in Mrs. Pelosi's/ Mrs Ellgood's group, then start with the Orange section and progress to the purple section when ready.  If your child is in Mrs. Spencer or Ms Harris's group, then they can start with the purple section. Just click on the underlined link in the coloured section and it will take you directly to the web page. If you need any further advice or assistance please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.


Remember to practice saying the sounds every day! There is a video in the parents zone area of the website, under the heading: 'Phonics', which you can use to help you.


Weekly focus:

Measure and begin to record capacity and volume

Compare, describe and solve practical problems for capacity and volume



I Must be able to measure with prompts to support the accuracy of the measurement.

I should use both standard and non-standard units to measure capacity, recognising the advantages of standard units.

I could use standard units to measure capacity, estimating before doing so.




I Must solve problems such as ‘which container has more in’.  

I should solve problems such as ‘compare and order the containers’

I could solve problems and answer questions.


Idea 1 – Worksheets
Worksheets attached below.

  • Everyday objects capacity and volume worksheets

  • How much does it how? Worksheet

  • Capacity challenge cards

Idea 2 – Mathletics

Mathletics will be live on Monday with the following:

  • Comparing Volume

  • Which measuring tool?

  • How Full?


Idea 3 – Practical

  • Use containers to compare water – talk to your child about the key vocab they need to useVolume, measure, empty, half empty, full, half full, nearly full, nearly empty, quarter full, capacity.
  • Have a variety of cups and discuss these questions with your child:
    Which might you choose if you wanted a lot to drink?  Why?
    Which one would you choose if you did not want a lot to drink?  Why?
    Could you arrange the cups in a line from the one that holds the most liquid to the one that holds the least liquid? 
    How will you test whether you are right?
  • You need to find a collection of jars and bottles of different sizes and shapes. Then answer and explore:
    I wonder which holds the most/least liquid?
    Use estimation first of all. How could you find out?  Explore!
    Can you find a way of counting how many "small container-fulls" each will hold?
    Can you find a better way?
  • Have a recipe to make up e.g. fruit punch. Talk about how important it is to be accurate.
  • Concocting "cocktails" where children have to work out how many cup fulls of liquid will fill their beaker (plastic cup) then they choose from water, blackcurrant and orange etc deciding how many cup fulls of each they would like. They then get to drink their creations


BBC bitesize link to capacity 

Design and Technology 

This week- we'd like you to have a go at creating your own pirate cupcakes! We know it is difficult to get flour at the moment in the supermarkets. So, if this is the case, you could create chocolate rice crispie or chocolate cornflake pirate cupcakes. 


We'd like for you to research what ingredients/materials you may need.

Design your own pirate cupcake- what would it look like? could you research designs that you would use? 

Make- create your cupcake using all your steps.

Evaluate- can you use the evaluation sheet below to evaluate your creation?


Extension: to link with our writing this week- can you write out the instructions step by step of how you created your design?


We hope you have fun making your own pirate cupcakes and would love to see any of your designs smiley

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Design and Technology pirate cupcake evaluation

Joe Wicks live PE
Joe is hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on the YouTube channel.


We have listed several ideas below to look at that offer activities to keep your child active.

- Cosmic Kids

- Just Dance

- Go Noodle

- Kids Zumba

- Kids bop


REMIND CHILDREN HOW THEY CAN STAY SAFE ONLINE- see powerpoint about Smartie the Penguin. Show this to your children about how they can help themselves stay online. See if they have any questions and set strict rules for when they are online.

An ECO message from Ms Harris

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