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To go further than I thought; to run faster than I hoped; to reach higher than I dreamed.

week beginning 8.6.20


This week in phonics we are asking you to focus on the following alternative sounds and spellings for the following silent letters. 


                        silent b as in lamb                       silent g as in gnaw

                        silent k as in knit                         silent w as in wrap


1. Revise all the Phase 5 sounds from the centre pages of your reading record.

2. Watch the phonics video clips.

3. How many words can you find containing these silent letters in you reading book?

4. Just like Geraldine the Giraffe, how many items can you find around the house or garden using one of the silent letters? Ask a family member to help you make a list of silent letter words.



If your child is finding it challenging to learn the above alternative sounds you can follow the Letters and Sounds lessons that you can find on the link below.

Remember new online phonics lessons have started on YouTube called 'Letters and Sounds for Home and School'. They follow Letters and Sounds (a government backed programme that we follow in school).   The lessons are uploaded every day at 10:30 a.m. and each lesson lasts approx. 30 minutes. You might find it useful to follow the year 1 lessons with your child.


Read as often as you can throughout the week. Remember you can read your books on Bug Club and also find books on Oxford Owl

Why not take part in the exciting new Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. If you take part in the challenge, you will join the silly squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all kinds of funny books.

Ask your family to look at the link below for more information.

Don't forget to listen to Mrs Elsby reading a story to you on the year 2 class pages.

Kinetic Letters

This week please use your Kinetic Letter Mat to practise the Jumper Family letters b, p



Can you spell the days of the week? Watch the link below and practise spelling the days of the week.


Maths - Activity Mats

Complete the maths activity mats throughout the week to keep your maths skills working. If you can't print the paper, write the answers into your yellow books. Included are the answer sheets for your grown up to use.

Maths - All about length and height

This week in maths we will be learning about length and height.

Lesson 1: Comparing length and height.

Watch: White Rose -  lesson 1 compare length and height

Remember: Lengths are usually measured sideways and heights are measured upwards.


Can you find pairs of objects around your home to compare and see which is the shorter of the two and which is the longer?

Compare your height with someone in your family. Who is the taller and who is the shorter?

Compare the length of your feet with someone in your family. Who has the longest feet?


Lesson 2: Measuring length and height

Watch: White Rose - lesson 2 measure length 1

Watch: White Rose - lesson 3 measure length 2

Remember that when using a non-standard unit, each unit must be the same size as all the others. For example, if you are using lolly sticks, make sure the lolly sticks are all the same length as each other.

Remember that we can also use standard units of measure such as centimetres and metres. 

For example, we might measure a desk using centimetres, but we might measure the length of the garden using metres.


Can you find pairs of objects around the house to compare and see how long or tall they are using non-standard measures.

Can you find objects to measure around the house and garden and see how long or tall they are using standard measures of centimetres or metres.

(If you don't have any standard measures such as a ruler or a tape measure, you could talk about which measure you would use and estimate the measures instead e.g. I thing the garden is 6 metres. I think the table is 30 cm.)

Follow the link below to listen to the story called 'Inch by Inch' by Leo Lionni. 


Our English and Science work this week is all about plants and trees.

Read and discuss the story called Little Acorns with a family member. 

Now answer questions about the story.

Little Acorns - comprehension activity

Enjoy listening to the 'Garden Story' Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel


Parts of a flowering plant

Look at the power point all about the parts of a plant.

Draw and label a flowering plant. Add the following labels:

                             roots   stem  leaves   flower

Identifying plants and flowers

Go on a plant hunt in the garden. What can you find? Can you name some of the plants and flowers? You could use the plant hunt sheets to help you. I wonder what your favourite plants or flowers are?


plant hunt sheet


In our garden

In art we would like you to create a picture of your garden. Don't forget to include the trees, plants and flowers that are growing in your garden. You could make your picture using leaves, stones, twigs and petals from your garden. You could draw and colour or paint your picture. I wonder what lovely idea you will decide upon?