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Nightingale Academy

Woodlands Infant School

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8th June 2020

School and home learning plan

Zoom meeting and other information

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.


This week we will be focusing on revising some key reading and writing skills which students should be constantly refining. As warmup activities this week, it would be great to focus on students handwriting. This can be practised in short 10 minute sessions.


Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by: drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher

I must with support, answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about what they have read.

I should ask and answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about what they have read.

I could confidently answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about what they have read.



Activity 1/ Day 1 - 
Reading Comprehension


  1. Modelled read 'The Zoo Vet' to your child

  2. Have them read it 2-3 times and write down any tricky words or words which they do not understand the meaning of

  3. Research the meaning of any unknown words

  4. Work through the comprehension questions on the PDF

  5. Challenge activity: children pretend to be the vet - they film a short 2-5 minute video talking about the different animals they saw that week and how they helped them.



Activity 2/ Day 2 - Writing


  1. Look at the writing prompt. Talk with your child about the different animals in the waiting room and what possible problems they might have. How might the vet solve them? Will the vet find any of their problems too difficult to solve? Will all the animals in the waiting room get along?

  2. There is a word mat and some sentence stems to support writing.

  3. Children can check over their work, making sure they've included: capital letters, full stops, phonetic spelling, clear sentences, careful handwriting.

Activity 3/ Day 3 - Punctuation

See below for a range of punctuation and grammar activities. Please choose a few to complete with your child. This is mostly revision so they should be able to complete parts of these activities independently.


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 ‘Q, R,  and ‘S' correctly and lower case too. We will also be writing Common exception words, looking at our handwriting and spelling. We will also be doing some dictation. Say a sentence to your child using the common exception words and see if they can remember to use correct punctuation and spell all words correctly. 


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.


Keep learning your spellings. The link below will take you to the page where all the spellings are available. Keep working through them. Let us know how you are getting on!


White Rose


Click on the link to get to the website. This week we will be following:

White Rose – Summer Term, Week 2 (W/C 27th April 2020)


Lesson 1 – Find half

Lesson 2 – Find quarter (1)

Lesson 3 – Find quarter (2)

Lesson 4 – Problem Solving

Lesson 5 – Friday Maths challenge



Mathletics will be live on Monday with the following:

  • Compare numbers to 50

  • Odd or even

  • Doubles and halves to 10

Ideas for learning times tables. In Year 1 children need to know 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Times Table Trick

Multiplication Trick

Topic lessons

Just Dance Disney Party Under the Sea

As it is World Ocean Day, have fun taking part in a just dance under the sea party.

Science- how to create your own rainbow

Art- Andrew Goldsworthy Art Activity

Daily reminders and activities: 

Daily - PE
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

Daily reminder - ONLINE SAFETY

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.

Daily - Wellbeing activity

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