Friday (5th March 2021) – Digital Detox Day

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This Friday, we want you to spend your day away from your screens. No phones, ipads, laptops, computers, consoles…just quality time spent with family. We have some ideas on this blog for you to complete today – this list is not exclusive and we would encourage you to complete tasks of your choosing.

Digital Detox Day ideas

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You could do tasks linked to our Minibeasts topic:

  • Use soft furnishing (towels, pillows, cushions, duvets etc.) and other household items to create your own minibeast – roll up towels for body, utensils for legs/facial features…
  • Make your own minibeast hotel. I know some of you enjoy doing this during Muddy Adventures and even at play time. Fill boxes or small areas with leaves, bark, stones and keep checking on it throughout the day/week/month. You
  • You could have a picnic outside (or inside depending on weather). Maybe have foods that ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ had eaten in the story.
  • Make a stage and perform your minibeast poem. You could write some funny minibeast jokes and perform your own stand up routines for your family.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite minibeast – you could also frame it (for frame it Friday).
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  • You might want to come away from our Minibeast topic and play some family games. You could play monopoly and be the banker, using your addition and subtraction skills. You could play a problem solving game like Cluedo or Jenga.
  • If the weather is nice, you could go to the park or a long walk. You could go on a bug hunt in a different place to see if you can find different minibeasts.
  • Could you cook the family a meal or bake a cake for dessert?
  • Maybe you want to use your arts and crafts skills to make a thank you gift to your parents/grandparents/carers/home teachers for teaching you and helping you for the last 2 months.

Whatever you choose to do, we want you to have a relaxing, enjoyable day leading in to a brilliant weekend and we look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Monday.

Mr P and Miss Fretton 🙂

Thursday’s Learning (4th March)

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Before we share with you your fun activities for World Book Day We would just like to say we are so very proud of you are for you continued commitment and resilience throughout your time at home. Each and everyone of you are a super star. We would also like to give a massive thank you to your families for their continued support they have given you, We certainly could not have done our remote learning without you! We completely understand how difficult and it has been to stay motivated for so many weeks so well done everyone. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back on Monday and I am sure we will all settle in fairly quickly as we get back to our daily school routine.

For Zoom today we would love to see you come dressed as your favourite book character and also you might want to bring your favourite book to share with use too.

Today (World Book Day) and tomorrow (digital Detox Day) is about enjoying your last few days at home with your family. As part of our World book day we would like you to take your favourite book and find an unusual place to read it. It might be somewhere in your house or it might be in your garden. It could even be somewhere in the park on where you go for a walk. Where ever you find, share your book with your family and take a picture for us to see on seesaw.

Scavenger hunt: Can you go on a scavenger hunt around your house? See if you can find all the items on the list. Everything on the list is linked to a well know story book. Once you have found all the items can you match them to the correct story? If you can not find all the items maybe you could draw them with the matching book title. We have given you all the book titles that match and included are the answers but to peeping first! Happy hunting.

Last week we were looking at the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle. Eric Carle has written many other stories including quite a few about different mini-beast. You can enjoy some of these stories by clicking on the links on the sheet below and reading along with them. You may want to listen to just one or to all of them it is up to you. Once you have listened to them we would like you to choose your favourite mini-beast character from one of the stories and write a character description about them. You will need to think about how you would describe what he/she looks like, and how he/she moves (adjectives and verbs). You might also think about what his/her character is like. Is he/she happy, cross, tried etc. Once you have thought of your ideas write a short description and see if your family members can work out who you are describing. If you do not fancy writing your ideas down, maybe you could verbally describe the character for you family to guess. Once you have finished you may want to draw a lovely picture of your chosen minibeast character.

Wednesday’s learning (3rd March)

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Today we have spelling, Maths, English and Science.


For today, we are looking at the ‘wr’ spelling pattern. Sometimes there are some words that have silent letters. When using the ‘wr’ spelling pattern for the /r/ sound, the ‘w’ is silent. It’s one of those spelling patterns that we just need to know when reading. There is a poster to help with the spelling pattern before having a go at the look, cover, write, check activity.


Yesterday, you had a recap on using grouping to divide. Today we are going to continue and extend our learning a little further to do some more problem solving. Watch the video and have a go at the worksheet. Remember, we will be going through this a little on Zoom and we can answer questions on Seesaw throughout the day.


We were really impressed with your alliteration sentences about minibeasts yesterday. Today we’d like you to continue using alliteration to write a poem. There’s a template for you to use but we will model this more on Zoom.

Miss Fretton has explained more here –>

Imagine you are in a micro habitat. Think about all the different mini-beasts that can see each other. Your poem is going to describe who they can see. I have decided to ask the Ladybird who she can see first. She could see a caterpillar so now I am going to ask the caterpillar who he can see. Then you can repeat with the next mini-beast. Use the template to help you write your poem.

 Ladybird, ladybird, what do you see?

I see a crazy, curly caterpillar crawling towards me.

Caterpillar, Caterpillar, what do you see?

I see a_________________________________ towards me.


For your Science today, we’d like you spend some time outside. We need you to find 2 habitats (you might have already done this for previous activities). Your habitat might be under a big rock or a big log. It could be in a hole in a tree. Look in these habitats and tally how many of each minibeast you can see (see the survey sheet below). Once you have looked in both habitats, we’d like you to draw a pictogram to represent your data (remember tallies and pictograms in Maths before half term?).

Tuesday’s learning (2nd March)

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Today is Phonics, English, Maths and Computing. A busy day! Let’s get to it…


We are continuing to look at the alternative ‘or’ graphemes. Read through the text and find all of the graphemes. You can also think of your own words too.


You are making equal groups today. This is a recap lesson but it may be something you missed in Year 1 as well. Watch the video and then have a go at the task. Remember you can ask us questions on Zoom and Seesaw if you need any help with anything.


Today, we are looking at alliteration. What is alliteration I heard you ask?

Mrs Saveall has planned a game to play tomorrow on Zoom to give you some extra help with understanding alliteration.

Have a look at the worksheet for today and read some of the examples of sentences that use alliteration. Your challenge is to write sentences about minibeasts with alliteration. For example: Lazy ladybird lying on a leaf.


We are looking at algorithms again today. Last week you had a go at instructing someone to complete a task. Today, we’d like you to write an algorithm that instructs someone to make a jam sandwich. You might want to make the sandwich first and make quick notes on what you did. Use time adverbials (first, then, next, after that…) to help order your steps. I wonder if you can test a family member to see if your algorithms work?