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Cuckoo Class - Friday 8th January

Good morning Cuckoo Class.

Did you work out that the poem yesterday was all about snow?  I really like looking at snow, but I don’t like how it squeaks under my feet when I walk on it.  Do you like snowy days?

I am looking forward to our learning on Monday which will be using Microsoft Teams. Your adults have been sent details of how to log in. It will be exciting to work together in a new way!  Our first session is on Monday afternoon at 1pm.  

Here are today’s activities. If you are not sure or finding something tricky, it’s ok to stop. Some of the work you will be doing includes some online links. Always make sure an adult knows that you are using the online links.  Always follow the e-safety rules we have learned about at school. If anything does not seem right, always let an adult know.

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Skouros

Phonics - Year 1 & 2

Please sign into Phonics Play. You can find the details for logging in on the homepage here:

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

There is guidance for adults on the sounds made by the graphemes (letters) here :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc

Please select your activity based on your book band colour.

Red & Yellow 

Please practise your sounds for phase 3 using this activity. Please ask an adult to help check that you are saying the correct sound.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/flashcards-speed-trials

Once you have finished this, please look at which sounds you need to practise. Choose the game Picnic on Pluto and the sound you need to practise for the game.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/picnic-on-pluto

Blue, Green & Orange 

Please practise your sounds for phase 5 using this activity. Please ask an adult to help check that you are saying the correct sound.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/flashcards-speed-trials

Once you have finished this, please look at which sounds you need to practise. Choose the game Picnic on Pluto and the sound you need to practise for the game.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/picnic-on-pluto

Turquoise, Purple, Gold & Free Reader

Please play Acorn Adventures again.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/acorn-adventures.

Choose different sounds to the ones you had yesterday.  If you found yesterday too easy, please try planetary plurals to practise your spelling.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/6/planetary-plurals.

English

Yesterday, you wrote your own snow poem. Today I would like you to think about how you will ‘publish’ your poem. That means you will need to fix any spellings and then write it out neatly in your best handwriting.

When you are checking your spellings, look carefully at each word you have written. If you know it is not a common exception word, check using your phonics.

Sound out and blend the word that you have written. Does it sound right? Can you spot where you need to fix the spelling?

Remember to look really carefully at what you have written and not what you think you have written!

Year 2 challenge – if it is a longer, more difficult word, use a dictionary to help you.

Now that you have fixed your spellings, think about how you would like to present your poem. I have written mine like a snowflake, but you can choose your own idea. 

Remember to form your letters correctly when you are writing. You can find letter formation examples here.

www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

You will have a chance to share your finished work with me on Monday. I am looking forward to reading your poems and seeing how you have chosen to set them out.

Mathematics

Year 1

We are going to be thinking about two digit numbers again today.  Please watch this video presentation: 

https://vimeo.com/480325207

When you have finished this, you can complete the sheet you were given yesterday, or if you have done so, make your own teen numbers using a group of ten and some extra ones. Perhaps you could draw some ten frames and use pasta or other objects to build them. When you count, remember to start at ten then count the extra. You do not need to count all the ones in the full ten frame.

If you felt very confident whilst watching the video, try to make some other numbers using groups of tens (for instance 10p coins). How many 10p coins would you need to make 40p?

I would also like you to complete 10 minutes of Numbots today. I will be sharing certificates with you for Numbots during our Teams learning next week.

Year 2

We are going to carry on making equal groups.  Please watch this video presentation:

https://vimeo.com/488108584

Afterwards please complete this sheet.

Year_2_Mathematics_Friday_8th_January

If you feel confident with recognising and making equal groups, think about how many ways you could split the number 20 into equal groups. Try to work systematically to find the answer.

I would also like you to complete 10 minutes of Numbots today. I will be sharing certificates with you for Numbots during our Teams learning next week. 

Art

We have been thinking about snow this week. Have you ever seen what a snowflake looks like really close up?

Every snowflake is unique and most of them have six ‘arms’. Do you remember that from when we made our winter/Christmas cards?

For our art today, we are going to make a snowflake design of our own. 

Here is a step-by-step picture showing how I made mine.

1. Please start by drawing around a circular object (plate, bowl etc) onto a piece of paper.

2. Find where you think the centre is and draw three straight lines going through the centre to create the basic ‘spines’ of the snowflake.

3. Once you have done this, start to add your detail. Whatever you do on one spine, you need to do for the others so that your snowflake is symmetrical. This means that one side is the mirror image of the other. Look really closely so that you are creating an authentic snowflake shape. Now you have done that, you can think about how you can make it creative.

4. Maybe you will colour or paint it in winter colours, or, if you have the resources, use materials to make it sparkle and shine.

5. When you have finished, you can rub out the circle you drew at the start.

You might like to create 2 or 3 snowflakes and hang them from some string so that they look like they are fluttering down.

When you have finished, compare your to the photographs of snowflakes. What was most successful about your own snowflake?

I am proud of how mine looks symmetrical. I think it showed I worked carefully, looking closely at my work as I sketched.

Physical Education (PE)

As we have been talking about snow and ice this week, why not dance along to 'Let It Go' from the Disney film 'Frozen'!

Just_Dance_Let_It_Go_(Frozen)

Don't forget, there are lots more links to activities here on the 'Home Learning' page of our website:

www.st-peters-sch.uk/Our-Learning/home-learning 

Prior Learning

Thursday 7th January