Hello and welcome to our brand-new Year Group page, where you will find all the information you need for this year. Our teachers are Mr Gillin and Miss O’Sullivan, and we are lucky enough to have the support of Mrs Bone, Mrs Butchard and Mrs Gillin. Keep popping back to see updates, photos and useful information.
Thank you for visiting this Home Learning section. Please pop back every day to see what activities you have been set. Every day, you can expect:
one maths activity
one English activity (encompassing either writing, reading, spelling, or punctuation and grammar)
one activity which will help your learning in the foundation subjects (RE, Science, History, Geography, Computing, PE, Art/DT, Wellbeing)
Every evening, we will let you know what activities you will be doing on the next day, and we will post any answers you will need to check your work. Please complete all work, unless told otherwise, in your Home Learning book. If nothing has been posted on this page, please ask your parents to check their email. We won’t have forgotten!
This timetable shows what subjects we will be focusing on – and what work we will be uploading – each day. You are, of course, more than welcome to adjust it to your needs.
Our Topics for Summer 2
In Computing, we will be looking at Simulations. In RE, we will continue to be learning about Rules, focusing on Christianity. In Geography, we will be looking at the coast. In Art, we will be looking at a series of artists’ techniques that you can practise at home.
Keep up to date with our latest whole-school novel ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ with our Childwall Storytime. Be sure to check in to find out who’s telling the story each day!
Follow this link here for our daily collective worships.
Click here for Vicar Andrew’s collective worship
One positive to come out of lockdown is that whereas usually we would only see our friends at B Tales once per term, now we are seeing more of them than ever!! Follow this link for this week’s (and every previous) collective worship. Click here.
It has been so lovely to hear from some of you on SeeSaw! It is a totally safe way for you to share photos of what you’ve been up to at home with your teachers, and only Mr Gillin and Miss O’Sullivan can view and comment on them. We love being able to share feedback with you just like in school, and generally just tell you how amazing you are! So, if you wish to send us any work to look at, or simply show off any baking/art/fort-making/lego creations/gardening or anything you’re particularly proud of, upload them to your own SeeSaw and we will get back to you soon after. It’s a good idea to check with your grownups before sending anything, though!
Target Your Maths Answers
Try and only use these when you are checking over your work. If you’re really stuck, it can be useful to have a look at the answer and ‘work backwards’ – can you work out how to get to the correct answer?
The whole week’s resources are now available to you at once. Please continue to work at a pace that works for you and your family – remember, the above timetable and daily routine is only suggested, and you are invited to adapt it to however is best for you.
Monday 13th July
Work through the PDF telling the times shown on the clocks to an adult in your family or bubble.Telling the Time
English: Planning for Writing
We’re going to write a letter to ourselves at the beginning of lockdown. At the beginning of lockdown, we had so many questions and worries – our current selves are able to answer lots of those! Have a think about everything you’ve done over lockdown, all you’ve learned, all you’ve achieved, all the positives. Now, transport yourself back to the start of lockdown. What were your worries and concerns? Tomorrow you’re going to write a letter to the ‘March you’ telling them that everything will be OK, reassuring yourself and telling yourself exactly what it’s going to be like.
Follow the link here and watch The B Tales’ Big Bible Quiz! Have some fun answering the questions and testing your knowledge of Bible stories.
Tuesday 14th July
Explore telling the time games on mathsframe
Today, you’re going to write a letter to yourself in March, telling yourself all the information you might need to know. Remember, the point of the letter is to reassure yourself and answer any worries you might have had at the beginning of lockdown!
Enjoy some free time on Purple Mash today – everything on there will develop your computing skills in one way or another!
Wednesday 15th July
Colour by numbers time – work on the times tables PDFs to figure out which emoji they make, again choose one or do them all – your choice! They increase with difficulty according to the number of stars. emoji mosaic timestables
These are similar – see what monsters you can create! Monsters Mystery Pictures
English: Reading Skills
Choose one of Aesop’s fables at this link: click here . Then, using the Teachers’ notes, find your fable and answer the questions about it. The transcript for each story (what’s being said) is also available on the website.
‘Who likes to be beside this seaside?’ choose from one of the areas listed below or choose a coastal area of your choice. You need to think about the sorts of people who might be attracted to live there or visit it. Promote the locality or area by making either an estate or travel agent presentation (including a poster or brochure) aimed at these people, or a promotional television advert.
− England: Blackpool; Brighton; Bamburgh; Wells-next-the Sea; Southend
− Scotland: Arinagour (Katy Morag’s Struay) Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides; Aberdeen;
− Wales: Gower Peninsula; Caernarvon, Aberystwyth;
− Northern Ireland: Portrush; Belfast
Thursday 16th July
Mosaic time – differentiated multiplication mosaic sheets, remember 1 star is less challenging and 3 stars is more challenging.Click here for sheets
Choose one of the free games to play at this website: click here for website All of these games focus on the Year 3/4 key words.
There is an old saying ‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’ which means a red sky in the evening means there will be nice weather the following day. You are going to create your own version of this summer sunset. You can use paints, crayons, felt tips or even make a collage sunset. We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw!
Friday 17th July
Sudoku time – choose one of the PDFs to work on or do all three to challenge your Maths puzzle solving skills.
Use the Parts of Speech colour by numbers to revise your knowledge. There’s two levels of difficulty!
It’s the last day of the strangest school year we’ve ever had! Take some time just to ‘be’, reflect and be proud of what you’ve achieved this year.
Monday 6th July
P90 and 91 Reading the time on an analogue clock
We are continuing our work on analogue clocks
A 1-10 write the time in words and figures
B – only work on the analogue clocks writing the time in words and figures
English: Planning for writing
- Read/listen to the ‘Waterfall’ poem. Close your eyes and visualise what is described. What can you see? How does it make you feel? Draw what you have imagined. Compare to the waterfall video. How did it compare?
- Read ‘Butterfly Field’. Visualise what is described. List words and phrases about how the poem makes you feel. Compare to the butterfly field video. Discuss what is the same or different.
We’re going to be focusing on forgiveness today. Read the story of James and John James and John – what do you think the message is? Reflect on times where you have had to forgive, or be forgiven. Don’t worry about writing anything down; just have some quiet time to think.
Tuesday 7th July
P88 and 89 Reading the time on a digital clock
A 1-10 write the time in words
B 1-10 write in words and in figures using am and pm
A choice today of two writing activities:
- Nature often makes us feel calm. Write a poem about your most special place where you always feel calm and relaxed.
- Research local butterflies. Choose your favourite and write a non-chronological report about it
Continue exploring roleplay and simulation games on the link from the other week if you can’t access 2Simulate on PurpleMash. After that, work through the E-Safety activities on the document here: E Safety Activities Lesson 5
Wednesday 8th July
P90 and 91 Reading the time on a digital clock
A 11-20 write the time shown in words
B only work on the digital clocks writing the time in words and in figures using am and pm
English: Reading Skills
This lesson is going to be about the activities that are carried out along the coast. Look at the PDF of coastal activities Human Coastal Activities and discuss when/if you go to the seaside, what do/would you like to do? Make a list of the activities, encouraging children to mention ‘collect shells’ and ‘rock pooling’.
Have you ever been rock-pooling? Watch the clip here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zpfnvcw
Children could also make a model rock pool as a challenge if they would like to!
Thursday 9th July
P92 Compare lengths of time
60 seconds = 1 minute
60 minutes = 1 hour
24 hours = 1 day
Use these facts to help you problem solve on section A, B or C.
Read the explanations at the top of the pages about soft ‘c’ and ‘sh’ sounds. How many words do you know that fall into this rule? Have a go at the activities here: Spelling Soft ‘c’ and ‘sh’
Our next lesson will focus on learning all about line in natural form! The PDF shows an example of how to create using leaves and the technique – wax resist. We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw! Formal Elements Line – Wax Resist – Natural Form (1)
Friday 10th July
P93 Know the number of days in each month, year and leap year
Choose section A, B or C to work on, make sure you learn the rhyme to help you remember how many days are in each month of the year.
Watch this video about clauses and phrases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSGMWCq-UHQ and then have a go at the activities here: Grammar Clauses Remember, main clauses make sense by themselves and always contain a verb. Subordinate clauses don’t! Answers
What do you love about being you? What are the important things that you love in your home that are close to your heart? It might be a toy, a special outfit, a special card or present or a favourite part of your home. Could you draw or paint them? You could join National Museums Liverpool and create your own exhibition or gallery of artworks inspired by you! What would you like people to know about you?
Make sure to show off your fabulous work on Seesaw.
Monday 29th June
Maths: P85 Addition and subtraction of length
Use your knowledge of the column methods of addition and subtraction to work on adding and subtracting using length. Remember to carry over your tens and add them on in the next column. When subtracting remember if the number on top is smaller you need to go next door and exchange.
English: Planning for Writing
Last week you produced some writing based on magic glasses. Today, we’d like to continue the theme but this time, a magic escalator! Use the sheet here: The Magic Escalator to help you formulate your ideas. Don’t forget all the features that make your writing interesting to read – different sentence lengths, descriptions and give clues/hints about what things are without telling the reader. Make the reader guess!
Last week, we thought about why the Ten Commandments are like road signs and not prison bars. It is important to remember that the ‘rules’ are firmly rooted in God’s love for us; they are the rules of the Kingdom of God. Christian people follow the ‘rules’ because they love God and try their best to love their neighbours. These rules are perhaps better thought of as a code for living: they are a positive agent to living your life to the full, not a barrier that restricts it. In what ways do rules make the world a better place? We would like you to draw a landscape, split in half. The first half can be a world where everyone – every single person – follows the Ten Commandments perfectly. The second half can be a world where no one follows them at all. What are the differences?
Tuesday 30th June
Maths: P86 Addition and subtraction of weight
Use your knowledge of the column methods of addition and subtraction to work on adding and subtracting using weight.
You’re going to finish your writing from yesterday – remind yourself of the prompt questions here: The Magic Escalator and use our BRAND NEW Writers’ Toolkit (here: Writers’ Toolkit) to help remind you of all the super features to include in your story.
Continue exploring simulation and ‘role-playing’ games online. What are your favourite types? Next, work through the online safety activities on the sheet here: Online Safety Sheet 4
Wednesday 1st July
Maths: P87 Addition and subtraction of capacity
Use your knowledge of the column methods of addition and subtraction to work on adding and subtracting using capacity.
English: Reading Skills
This week we would like you to be a Coastal Detective. Look at the PDF: Coast_Detectives
Encourage the children to be Coast Detectives using the photographs, their task is to match up pairs of photographs, ‘detect’ similarities and differences and explain changes. Ask ‘Where has the water come from/gone to? (high and low tides) How was the beach made? (erosion over a very long time) Where has the beach material come from? (eroded from cliffs ‘here’ or along the coast.)
If children are struggling, suggest that they consider the effects of the sea, tides and storms. Encourage the children to speculate (Useful ideas include ‘erosion’, ‘deposition’, ‘resistance’ and the movement and power of the sea and tides.)
Thursday 2nd July
Maths: Reading the time on an analogue clock
Use this game to refresh your memory as you will have learned how to tell the time on an analogue clock in Year 2. Have a look at the Twinkl sheets and choose ones that you feel you need to work on. Tomorrow we will work on Target Your Maths.
We’ve finished our work on suffixes now, and are looking at tricky spelling patterns. Read the examples at the top of the page to remind yourself of the short/long ‘I’ rule and the hard/soft ‘c’ rule. Spelling ‘i’ and ‘c’ Answers here: Answers for spelling and grammar
Our next lesson will focus on learning all about expressive lines! The PDF shows an example of how Van Gogh used expressive lines in his work, have a look and then get creating! Use the house template if you want here: Template or feel free to create your own. We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw! Expressive Line – Powerpoint
Friday 3rd July
Maths: P88 Reading the time on an analogue clock
We are going to work on analogue clocks first so don’t worry about the digital times just yet. Work on section A 11-20 and B 11-20 ONLY. Next week we will look at the digital times. Over the weekend make sure you are trying to read the time on analogue clocks around your home or when you are out and about with your family, this will really help you.
We use exclamation marks to show that something was said loudly, or to show strong emotions like anger, fear or surprise. Have a go at the questions to apply your knowledge – think carefully about whether a full stop or exclamation mark would be most suitable. Grammar exclamation marks Answers here: Answers for spelling and grammar
Refugee Week is an annual festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.
Refugee Week 2020 takes place 15-21 June, and has the theme ‘Imagine’. We have attached a PDF here: Refugee week activity of an activity based around the theme ‘Imagine’, we can’t wait to see what you create on Seesaw. There are some wonderful activities on https://refugeeweek.org.uk/ if you would like to explore more!
Monday 22nd June
The perimeter of a shape is the distance around its edges. Look at the examples of how to find the perimeter of a shape at the top of Pg. 78. Work on section A to begin and practise finding the perimeter of the shapes numbered 6-9. Move on to Section B and if you really want to challenge yourself try C.
English: Planning for writing
Picture the scene. You wake up one morning and, on your bedside table, you see a pair of glasses. You don’t recognize them, so you wear them. It’s then that you realise they are MAGIC glasses…
Why are they magic? What do they look like?
What happens when you wear them?
What do you decide to do with them?
Tomorrow you’re going to write a story about your day with the magic glasses. Remember – again! – your paragraphs, joined writing, conjunctions and sentence starters and descriptive language. There is a sheet on the here: My Magic Glasses to help with your planning.
RE: The 10 Commandments:
Read through the PPT/PDF here: Ten commandments for kids that tells you what the 10 Commandments are. Are there any new ones that you would include? On the next page are a series of roadsigns. Can you think carefully why the Ten Commandments are like roadsigns and not prison bars? Finally, can you design a poster showing how you follow one of the commandments. It could be a picture of you in church, helping someone…it’s up to you.
Tuesday 23rd June
Measure the perimeter of 2D shapes
Practise finding the perimeter of a variety of shapes – sheets are differentiated by the amount of stars with 3 stars being the most challenging. We’d like you to use the sheets on the webpage as opposed to Target Your Maths today. Click here for differentiated sheets
Yesterday, you thought about your magic glasses and what happened when you put them on. We’re going to put those ideas into a short story. Try and aim for over 6 paragraphs: the planning format might help you. My Magic Glasses
Apologies for the confusion – it turns out that 2Simulate is no longer available for use on an iPad! If you have access to a laptop, you are more than welcome to continue working your way through the activities and challenges on 2Simulate under the ‘English’ section of Purple Mash. If you don’t have it, don’t worry. Use this link – all of these games SHOULD (fingers crossed!) work on your tablet. Continue to think about the good and bad points about each simulation and which ones might have a purpose in real life. Click here for link
Following that, work through the activities on the online safety sheet on the webpage. Online Safety activity sheet
Wednesday 24th June
P80 Compare and use mixed units of length, weight and capacity
Use the examples on the top of the page to help you during this task. Try to learn how many mm are in a cm, cm in a m, m in a km and so on for each of the measures. This will help you lots in the future! Work through A, B or C.
English: Reading Skills
A Big Surprise: A Big Surprise
This week we would like you to explore the coast of south west England. You might like to research Dorset, Devon, Cornwall or Somerset (or all of them). Look at the images you find of your chosen location and discuss the physical features you can see with an adult. Think about how tourism might impact these areas. Was there anything that surprised or disappointed you? If the children don’t comment themselves, draw their attention to the great variety of features or characteristics e.g. sand, rock, beach, cliff, industry, fishing, harbour, tourism. Post a picture of your chosen location on Seesaw and tell us a little about it.
Thursday 25th June
Maths: P81 Compare and use mixed units of length, weight and capacity
This is a little bit trickier than yesterday’s work but make sure you use the examples from yesterday to help you. Work through A, B or C.
Today we’re looking at the word endings ‘-sure’ and ‘-ture’. They sound similar, but are spelt differently. If you read out the words on the webpage document carefully, you’ll hear that the ‘-sure’ words actually sound like ‘zhure’. Remember to use a dictionary if you’re unsure.
Our next lesson will focus on learning all about line layering! The PDF shows an example of how artists layer lines to create portraits but you can use this method for other things too, have a look and then create your own! We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw! Line Layering PDF