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Wednesday 24th February 2021

Good Morning


It's day number 2 and we're already on Wednesday! :-)

I hope you have a wonderful day. See you soon. 


Mrs B

9:00 - 9:30 - Phonics - s (zsh)


Look through the PowerPoint and the s (zsh) grapheme. Read the w-ar (or) words. This is not a very common grapheme.


Watch the flashcards video.


Watch the ‘Treasure on the Television’ video. Make the Tricky Witch (wave a pretend wand) action every time you hear a s (zsh) word. Can you remember all of the s (zsh) words in the song?


Look at the activity. Write the Pirate and the Television memory sentences on the template provided. Write the s (zsh) words in colour-code. If possible, use a metallic gold pen for the letter s

s (zsh) flash cards

Treasure on the Television

This is "Treasure on the Television" by MonsterPhonics on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

9:30 - 10:00 - Morning Registration and Input

(see zoom link in email)


10:00 - 10:30 - English - Writing


Learning Objective: To be able to use verbs and question marks. 


Learning Chunk 1

This is going to use a question mark. 


Have a look at the picture of Buckingham Palace.


Gather adjectives to describe it - beautiful, magnificent, stunning, grand, majestic, elaborate, ornate, spectacular, striking, amazing, marvellous, splendid, lavish, glorious...


Now we are going to ask a question using one of these adjectives and then answer it by telling the reader that it is Buckingham Palace.


Here are my sentences:  What is this beautiful place? It is Buckingham Place, where the Queen lives. 


Learning Chunk 2

Now we are going to look at what the Queen is doing. Look at the picture of her.

Gather verbs to describe what she is doing - walking, roaming, wandering, ambling, strolling, sauntering.... (she is not running or going fast so make sure you gather the correct types of verbs).


Now we are going to use a verb to describe what the Queen is doing.


Here is my sentence: The Queen was out strolling. 


(You can add my detail to this part by 'deepening the moment'. Don't go further into the story, but you can add more detail to her walking along. You could say what the weather was like - it was a nice day, a spring, day, an autumn day, a sunny day, it was the morning etc...)


Learning Chunk 3

Here we are going to use one of our basics (our writing laundry) to use 'and' to join two sentences together. 


Listen to the song 'Happy' and walk around whilst listening to it. How does it make you feel?


This song always make me smile and even more now after making the video with all your smiling faces in. 


Gather adjectives to describe feeling happy - cheerful, chirpy, merry, happy, joyful, excited, content, jolly, perky, upbeat...


Now choose two of these adjectives to describe how the Queen was feeling whilst she was walking along.


Here is my sentence: She was cheerful and chirpy.


(Again, you can deepen the moment here if you want to add more - She was feeling cheerful and upbeat as she walked along the quiet path etc...)

10:45 - 11:00 - Quiet Reading


Choose an online reading book or a reading book from home and spend 15 minutes quiet reading (you should be doing this every day).


Send me videos or sound clips so I can hear you read. I miss hearing you all.


You can also do your AR quizzes if the books you read are on there.


Get in touch if you need anything.

11:00 - 12:15 - Science with Mrs Martin

(see email for zoom link)


The word document is below with all the video links in. 


This term out topic is Animal including Humans

Before beginning a new topic it is important to think carefully about we already know.


Today we are learning:


L.O. Identify and name a variety of common animals that are birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals


L.O. Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores


Key Words: Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates (no backbone), vertebrates (backbone), carnivore, herbivore, omnivore,


We are continuing to grow our science knowledge from Year 1 when we explored animals and thought carefully about how they are similar and different.

We began to learn about the names of animals and how we can put them into different groups depending on their characteristics.

For example: Does the animal have feathers, scales or fur? Does the animal lay eggs?


Can you remember the science word which means to sort into groups? Classify

Can you remember any of the groups we sorted animals into? Mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles


  • Watch Let’s join Dr Brain to remind ourseleves about some different types of animals.

Identifying animals as birds, reptiles or mammals | BBC Teach - YouTube








Mammals - hair or fur, warm blooded, usually have 4 legs, give birth to live young

Birds – feathers, warm blooded, beak, wings, lay eggs

Reptiles – dry scales, lay eggs, cold blooded, often have 4 legs or none at all

We have also looked at fish and amphibians.

Fish – scales, gills, lay eggs,

Amphibians – smooth wet skin, lay eggs in water, cold blooded


If you would like to remind yourself about fish or amphibians you can watch the short videos below.


Fabulous fish - KS1 Science - BBC Bitesize


Amazing amphibians - KS1 Science - BBC Bitesize




Animals can be put into groups based on the types of food they eat. Some animals called carnivores only eat meat.

Others are called ‘herbivores’. They only eat plants.

Animals that eat meat and plants are called ‘omnivores’.


  • Watch this short video

What types of food do animals eat? - BBC Bitesize




It is important we understand and can use the key science words.


Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates (no backbone), vertebrates (backbone), carnivore, herbivore, omnivore,


The purplemash activities will help us to learn the science words. You will find them in the 2Do list.


Purple Mash by 2Simple



1:20 - 2:15 - Maths - Making 2D and 3D shapes


Learning Objective: To be able to make 2D and 3D shapes. 



Have a go at this shape game. 

Spr2.7.2 - Make 2D and 3D shapes

This is "Spr2.7.2 - Make 2D and 3D shapes" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

2:15 - 2:45 - Afternoon registration and story

(see zoom link in email)

2:45 - 3:00 - Handwriting


Today's letter is the letter 'u'.

Learn to Write the Letter U | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

Learn to Write the Letter U | Pre-cursive Letter FormationThis video shows and explains the pre-cursive letter formation for the letter u. Cursive handwritin...