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Summer Term 2 

Week 7 - 13/07/2020


I hope you are all keeping safe and well. You have all been doing an amazing job with your learning at home. 1 more week, keep going! I have added another activity ideas sheet below, as always pick and choose and complete as much or as little as you can. 

Stay safe 

Miss Gray

Summer Term 2 

Week 6 - 06/07/2020

Hello again Everyone, 

I hope you're all safe and well. I have added some more activity ideas below. Remember to do and much or little as you can. It has been great to see what you have all been busy with. Keep sending in your work/ adding your photographs to Tapestry and I will share them for your friends to see.

Stay safe

Miss Gray 

Summer Term 2 

Week 5 - 29/06/2020

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and managing to keep safe, especially in the glorious weather we have had recently. I have added this week’s work below. Remember, complete as much or as little as you can. Don’t worry about printing everything, you can use it on the screen and use paper you have at home. Please keep adding photographs of your work to Tapestry it is lovely to see. J

Miss Gray 


Summer Term 2 

Week 4 - 22/06/2020

Hello again,

Thank you for another wonderful week of work. You really are trying hard with your learning at home. I am very proud of you all. I have added a new week of activities below. This week’s story is Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson. I look forward to seeing even more amazing work. Keep an eye out for some more photographs of your friends too.

Stay Safe

Miss Gray

Handwriting and Number Formation. 

Hello Everyone,

I’m going to add a few details for you to access the letter join website. Sorry this is a little bit later in the week. I hope you are all having a good week, it has been great to see what you have been busy learning.  If you follow the link below and then use the log in details. You will find a range of handwriting resources. There are lots of little clips to watch before having a go at each letter. Don’t  worry about joining letters together, just spend some time practising your precursive handwriting. Remember to always start from the line and take off like a little aeroplane.

User name – cum

Password – whinton

You will also find some number formation worksheets too – the easiest way to find these is to use the search bar at the top or here is a link to a printout page.

Summer Term 2 

Week 3 - 15/06/2020


I hope you’ve all had a great week. You have certainly been busy with your learning at home. Well done everyone, and thank you to all the families helping too. It has been great to see your wonderful work, keep sending it in.

I have added some more tasks for next week.

I am going to add some handwriting and number formation practice below for those who would like to give it ago.

Remember to complete as much or as little as you can, you don’t have to worry about printing everything out you can use paper you have at home to record your work.

I look forward to seeing another great week of work.

Stay safe and have fun

Miss Gray

Summer Term 2 

Week 2 - 08/06/2020

Hello , 

Thank you for all your hard work again this week. I have enjoyed looking at what you have been busy with. I have been very impressed with the work you have been doing. yes I have added the photos that I have been sent below. Have a look and see what your friends have been doing. You can send you photographs/ work to or add them to tapestry and I can get them from there. The children have been enjoying looking at their friends work and seeing what they have been doing whilst at home. I have also added another week activity ideas and resources. 

Just get in touch if I can help at all. 

Stay safe. 

Miss Gray smiley

Summer Term 2 

Week 1 - 01/06/2020

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a great week, enjoying all the fantastic weather we have had.

Below you will find this week’s work and resources. Please have a go at as much or as little as you can. There are lots of different activities to have a go at. Don’t forget your reading too, there are lots of books to read on the Oxford Owl website. I will also add some new 2dos on Purple Mash if you want to spend some time on the computer too.

It is great to hear what you have all been busy with.  Remember you can email with your messages/ pictures and I will upload them to here for your friends to see or you can add them directly to your Tapestry account. 

Thank you & take care

Miss Gray

Big Maths 20 seconds..mp3

Home Learning Fun!

Keep up the great work everyone! It's great to see what you have been busy with.smiley

Summer Term 2

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Phonics & Reading


I have been looking for resources which can help you support your children’s phonics and reading at home.

Oxford owl

This website is full of resources to help support both phonics and reading.

They are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday. They have a link on their pay to their Youtube channel.

Each lesson is 10/15 minute long and available for 24 hours.

They are also uploading story and poetry sessions that the children may enjoy.

Speed Sounds Set 1

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 

Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am

  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set

Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am

  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

They also have an extensive eLibrary.

These are the same type of books we use in our RWI sessions in school – the colours are in order of teaching so you can progress through them as your child is ready.

There are also lots of other books which the children may enjoy reading for a bit of variety.


Phonics Play

Phonics play have also made their resources available.

User name – march20

Password – home

This website is full of phonics games and activities.

They are in phases which are slightly different to our RWI scheme.

RWI set 1 – Phase 2/3

RWI set 2 - Phase 3

RWI set 3 - Phase 3/5

Some sounds may still be unfamiliar but this is the closest match.


National Literacy Trust

There are lots of links and idea on here too – It is mainly aimed at year 1 upwards but there are some stories/ poems which the children may enjoy.



To support parents and carers during school closure Twinkl have offered a free one month membership.

Go to

Enter the code:  UKTWINKLHELPS

This will give you and your child access to a range of resource organised by age and subject. smiley

Science Week

As part of science week we have had lots of fun investigating different reactions. We used bicarbonate of soda and vinegar in pipits, food colouring and cornflour, shaving foam, washing liquid added to glue with water and glitter as well as painting flowers. We had lots of fun.

Food around the World


We have tried some different Chinese foods as part of our topic Food form around the World, we found out facts and coloured in the Chinese flag whilst listening to Chinese music.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

We created fruit faces after looking at the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The children enjoyed eating them too.

Food Groups

The children have been identifying and sorting foods into their correct groups on the Healthy Food plate.

Subtraction Smash!

We SPLATTED balls of dough to help with our subtraction.

Clay Houses

We made clay houses - The children molded the clay, created their own houses. Before, painting them.



Goldilocks needed a new umbrella for all of her adventures in the woods. We tested lots of different materials to see which one would keep her dry. We used paper towels, fabric, kitchen roll, cardboard and plastic bags. We discovered that the plastic bag was waterproof and would make the best umbrella for Goldilocks.  

Our Sports Leaders Lunchtime Club

NSPCC Numbers Day 2020

Shrove Tuesday

We made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, the children helped to make the pancake batter. Once they were cooked, the children chose their own tasty toppings. 

Goldilocks Porridge

We made Goldilocks some new porridge. Then we added our own toppings and tried it, some of us liked it some of us thought it was yucky!


We used biscuits to work out some subtraction problems.

Where does food come from?

The children have identified where food different foods come from. they sorted pictures into three different groups. Plant, animal and plant and animal. 


The children have enjoyed some relaxing Yoga

Ready Steady Build




Everyone Loves a Baby


We read the story of Supertato, and his adventures with the Evil Pea. The children have then written about the different vegetables being trapped and then saved from the Evil Pea.. We had a visit from the evil pea, who trapped the super veggies in ice. The children had to think of ways to melt the ice. They tried hitting, stamping, singing and talking. Before, using hairdryers, a microwave and hot water. 
We then set traps to catch the evil pea, we made jelly and wrapped our climbing frame in wool. The jelly worked and we managed to get the Evil Pea back to the freezer!


Friendship Friday

The children worked together to make shortbread biscuits. They then chose a friend to share their biscuit with.

Firework FUN!


Hello Yellow - World Mental Health Day




The children tasted lots of different foods before, deciding which group to put them in. We used sweet, salty, sour and bitter. 

Wear Red for Racism




The children have been exploring their sense of touch. We used lots of different textured balls. The children tried hard to describe all the different textures.


The children are working hard to make a jigsaw using a photograph of themselves. They had good fun putting them together again. 

Funny Bones

We read Funny Bones before, singing a skeleton song and creating skeleton pictures. We tried to remember which bones are connected to each other. 




We have been exploring our sense of smell. We know that we need our nose to smell. We sniffed lots of different smelly pots before voting green for a good smell and red for a bad smell.




We have been exploring our sense of sight. The children wore blindfolds, before trying to stick eye stickers on the correct place on our face. We then went outside to try and throw a bean bag into a hoop. Everyone worked well with their partner to stay safe! 

Colour Mixing

The children are using their hands to mix secondary colours. Everyone had great fun. laugh

Our Senses


In science, we talked about what we could hear all around us. The children made big ears, we then went for a walk around school and the playground to find out what we could hear. 
Here are a few things we heard; the wind, cars passing by, doors banging, children talking and birds tweeting. 


The children have been using the laptops to type their names. 

Self Portraits

Today, we painted a self portrait. We discussed our hair, skin and eye colour before starting. Everyone worked hard to choose the right colours. 


We read Chalk, before heading outside to draw our own pictures. Everyone had lots of fun.

Zog - Growth Mindset

We read Zog by Julia Donaldson, we talked about how Zog didn't give up even though he hurt his head, set his wing on fire and hurt his throat. He kept going until he achieved his goal. The children then worked together to paint a large Zog for our display. They also had a go at writing their name, remembering not to give up when they found it tricky!


Our Bodies

We all sang Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. We then talked about the different parts of our bodies and what we use them for. We then drew around two children and painted them. Thinking carefully about the colours we needed to use. 

Lunch Time