Class 2 New home-learning activities – 13th July 2020

Expectations for the week beginning 13th July 2020

Reading Daily, for at least 10 minutes.

If you don’t have access to appropriate books, a whole range of books to read online can be found in the Oxford Owls e-book library. Email if you need the class log in code.

Phonics Daily, for at least 15 minutes.

Use any sheets provided, then visit Phonics Family for more ideas to make phonics fun. Use the words from your spelling lists too.

Spelling Daily for 10 minutes using the spelling word list for the week. Sort the words by the spelling (we say to the children, “It’s the same sound but different spelling”), then learn to read and spell them.

Writing Complete the Talk for Writing tasks on The Papaya that Spoke. Have a go at the SPaG Mat (two stars is the expected level for Year 1) and complete the handwriting sheets, taking care to form letters correctly.

Maths One task a day and at least 5 IXL skills over the week. (I have provided two levels of Maths mat; choose which one your child is capable of). When you have finished the maths sheets set, visit Hit the Button. Choose from number bonds/halved/doubles to keep up your quickfire mental maths.

Topic/other curriculum - over the next week and a half:

What is the weather like?  Children need to learn to observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. Working scientifically, they need to ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways and observed closely using simple equipment, performing simple tests, using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and gathering and recording data to help answer questions.

Encourage your child to remember the last time it rained. Ask them if they think that it rains more at different times of the year or if it rains quite a lot all year round. Invite them to share their memories of rain, splashing in puddles, wearing wellies, getting very wet without a raincoat, etc.  Show them these BBC Bitesize clips or look at these weather clips. The idea is to set up a weather station to record what the weather does.

This week and next will be focused on rain/wind and measuring how much rain falls in a week. Explain that rain is called 'precipitation' and that you will be listening for them to be using that word correctly during the week.

    1. Make a rain gauge/wind gauge – choose from one of these. This will be dependent on the current weather (there may be no rain!) You may like to continue to look at it over the summer to see how it changes from week to week)
    2. Make predictions about how much rain will fall in the week or what the wind speed or direction might be?
    3. Begin to look at how to record rainfall/wind speed/direction

If you have any problems or queries, please email Mrs Shaw at

Great Ellingham and Rocklands Schools Federation