A Quick Overview

Welcome to another fun packed week that we have been preparing for you. We hope you are well and ready. There are some new activities to try, new links and videos to view. Don't forget to send some photos to us so that we can show them on our successes pages. 

I have added the timetable from last week as a reminder of how to split up the day but of course this is just a suggestion because we know that families, including our own, are having to juggle lots of things at the moment within the house. In my household we have found having a time table to base our day around is a good way to make sure that we stop, have lunch, have a play etc...

9:00-9:30 Physical activites e.g. Joe Wicks or a daily walk.

9:30-10:00 Phonics activities/ spelling

10:00 English work - see below 

10:30-11:00 Snack and break

11:00- 12:00 Maths work - see below

12:00- 1:00 Lunchtime

1:00- 1:30 Reading to an adult

1:30- 2:30 Topic/ RE/ Science/ Art/ Music / Computing - see activities below

2:30- 3:00 Story time/ singing and break time


All of Chestnut Class

As usual continue to play games from www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Year 1 to focus on games from Phase 5

Year 2- Click on phase 6 and scroll to bottom for spelling games.

*****NEW for Year 1***** 

The Dept of Education has set up a series of phonics lessons on YouTube based on Letters and Sounds which many schools use to teach phonics. It has been set up for parents to use at home with their children.

Most of our children will know most if not all of the sounds already but it is always a great idea to refresh and practise them on a daily basis so that they become embedded and automatic. 

The link below will give you the official blurb about this resourse and then below that are three introductory videos to inform you and help you get started.

Below those three, we have added lesson one so click on the large video and away you go.

We really hope it is helpful to you all. It is honestly quite straightforward and key to children continuing to become fluent readers.

External Link Icon New: Year 1 Phonics Sessions

A Handy Guide

A general guide as to the importance of reading and how 'Letters and Sounds' will aid with this.

How To Pronounce Phonemes

A quick guide to how the children are taught the initial sounds, diagraphs and trigraphs.

Introduction into Year 1 Lessons

A what you will need guide and a how to video.

Letters and Sounds Lesson 1

Do you remember  'ay'  as in play? I'm sure you can but watch this video to really make sure you can.

Letters and Sounds Lesson 2

Can you recall the 'a-e' diagraph as in made? I'm sure you can but watch this video to really make sure you are secure.

Letters and Sounds Lesson 3

Can you recall the' ea' diagraph as in bead? I'm sure you can but watch this video to really make sure you do.

Letters and Sounds Lesson 4

Can you remember the 'e-e' sound as in these? Listen into this video so that you are certain.

Letters and Sounds Lesson 5

Can you recall 'ie'  as in tie? I'm sure you can but watch this video to really make sure you do.

Tricky Words 

Here is a video to help you remember how to read and spell some of the tricky words that we use in both reading and writing regularly.


Chapter Four of, 'Daisy Dawson Is On Her Way!' By Steve Voake. There are now 4 chapters of Daisy Dawason on Mrs Baker's Youtube channel for you to listen to.

After listening  to the Fourth chapter  "Sky-Flowers" I would like you to answer the following questions and discuss with an adult, This will also be your English acitivty for Monday.

1- What do you think about the cat in this story? Why do you think she isn't very helpful?

2- How is Daisy feeling after the news the cat told her? Why is she feeling this way?

3- Boom described the fireworks as sky-flowers for the horse, why do you think he called them sky-flowers?

4- What do you think has happned to Boom? Will they get him back again? Discuss this with an adult.


Chapter 4- Sky flowers


Monday - Listen to the newest Daisy Dawson chapter. Discuss the questions with an adult under the story time section

Tuesday- When people have lost their pets, they often make posters to put up so that poeple know they are missing. We would like you to Create a 'missing' Poster for Boom. This will need to have: a picture of Boom and descriptions of Boom e.g. long floppy ears, big waggy tail etc. There will also need to be a contact address and or number (this can be made up). You may want to use the template to help you.

Wednesday- Plan a story about a character who suddenly finds out she/he can talk to animals. You will need to think about:

1-  Who your main character is (you can use Daisy Dawson if you like)

2- Where the story takes place (the setting)

3- Which animals she will talk to 

4- A problem that will happen in the story e.g. someone goes missing or someone gets hurt and needs help.

5- The resolution- how your story will end?

There are some documents below that might help you plan your story.

Thursday- Start writing your story. Remember to use capital letters and full stops.

Friday-  Finish writing your story. Remember to give it a title.

We would really love to read your stories so if you can then please email them to us so we can share them on the website for your friends to read.

File icon: doc Tuesday Missing Poster writing Frame [doc 24KB] Click to download
File icon: docx story-plan-template [docx 82KB] Click to download


White Rose Maths has linked together with BBC Bitesize to develop a 12 week learning programme for parents to use. This joining of organisations will begin on Week 3 (the 4th May). You need to click the link and then click on 'Summer Term Week 3 (4th May)'.

You should get a tutorial and then the activitiy for each day. This can be found by clicking the link below which will take you to the correct year group. 

Year 1

Year 2

When you have watched the tutorial, download the activties below, they are titled Monday, Tuesday etc... so you know which one to access each day.

There are more lessons if you scroll on past the maths documents and there will be some on BBC Bitesize too.

Watch out for Maths Challenge Friday from Bitesize too. 

File icon: pdf Monday Maths Year 2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Monday Maths Answers Year 2 [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tuesday Maths Year 2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tuesday Maths Answers Year 2 [pdf 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Lesson-2-Answers-Compare-number-sentences-2019 [pdf 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wednesday Maths Year 2 [pdf 1005KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wednesday Maths Answers Year 2 [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thursday Maths Year 2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thursday Maths Answers Year 2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Monday Maths Year 1 [pdf 1015KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Monday Maths Answers Year 1 [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wednesday Maths Year 1 [pdf 985KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wednesday Maths Answers Year 1 [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thursday Maths Year 1 [pdf 948KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thursday Maths Answers Year 1 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tuesday Maths Year 1 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tuesday Maths Answers Year 1 [pdf 1MB] Click to download



This week we will be looking at how plants grow. You can watch the video in the link to start with but then I recommend looking at  BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcn9j6f about how plants grow. Once you have watched these then try 'The what Plants Need' document below. You can either create your own way of showing this by using the document below to help or print them out to use. The choice is yours.

After you have done this I would like you to find out what these plants grow from; a seed or a bulb. You can set this out in a Venn diagram. (See Venn Diagram Activitiy 1 and 2.)

As an extension can you research into whether there are some plants that can grow from more than one way?  (ie a bulb and a seed for example). If so can you name some plants which do this. Ask your parents to help you find out. 

ATTENTION- this week can you please start collecting some seeds from your food ready for next weeks science work. E.g. Orange seeds, grape seeds, avocado stones , sunflower seeds etc. 


File icon: pdf What Plants Need to Grow- a growing sequence. [pdf 287KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Venn Diagram Activity 1 [docx 14KB] Click to download
File icon: doc Venn Diagram Activity 2- template [doc 173KB] Click to download

Art - Dot Mandala

This was a request by Mrs Baker so I hope you enjoy it as much as she will and I really look forward to the pictures you send in of yours.

It reminds me of Aboriginal Art so before you start your own design you could look at the pictures below to see how the experts produce their art. 

I have added the video link below so have a look and get 'mandalaing'!

To produce this you will need: a pencil, coloured paper or card, a variety of objects that will produce a circle when printed onto the paper (cotton bud, end of a pencil, nerf dart, end of a felt tip pen etc...)

Have fun and do send in your pictures to my usual email address.

File icon: docx Aboriginal art [docx 729KB] Click to download

PSHCE - Wellbeing Jar

Every year my family decorate a jar or box and we write a different positive questions onto a slip of paper and fold it up and pop it in the jar. Every time we think of a question we do this and the jar soon becomes full. My children are always amazed at seeing the jar fill up and can't wait to play the game so add more quickly.

Some types of questions could be:

  • Can you name someone you know who has helped you and what did they do?
  • Where is your favourite place to be and why?
  • Name three helpful things you did today?
  • Where is your favourite place in your house and why?
  • Which is your favourite toy/ item and why?
  • Name three of your favourite flowers/trees/ colours and try to explain why?
  • Name three things that are important to you?
  • Tell me three things that you are great/good at and why?
  • What three things do you do that make your family proud? etc...


Once you have done this you give the jar a gentle shake and then one at a time you pull out a folded slip and read the question out to everyone. The person who takes the slip out of gthe jar goes first but everyone has to think of an answer and share.

Then the next person has a turn and so on. 

It is a really lovely way to do think about all the lovely things that we still do, have and can experience. It is also a way to teach children how to thnk about positive things in their lives.

Below is another activity link which can be done as a long term project if you wish.

File icon: pdf Wellbeing Jar Instructions for Things I am Grateful For. [pdf 235KB] Click to download

RE- Gospel 

Forgiveness if you go wrong. Luke 6:37-38  Jesus Taught: 

'Forgive and you will be forgiven'.  

This week we are learning about the importance of forgiveness, We talk a lot in school about how important forgiveness is so that both sides can move on. Sonetimes its hard for the children to understand why we should forgive people who have done wrong, especially if it's not an accident. But this is a skill that is carried throughout their adult life. 

At school we encourage the four part apology, 

1- I am sorry for......

2- This is wrong because....

3- In the future I will...

4- Will you forgive me?

Doing this helps the children understand the importance of saying sorry and forgiving one another. 

In our RE work this week I would like the children to make a poster with the words, 'Forgive and you will be forgiven' in the centre. Then around the outside the children should draw pictures of times when they need to show forgiveness. Please see example shown. 



If you click on the link you will be taken to a website called Out of the Ark, a company well known for producing music for schools. They have put together a week of activities based around song. This week we will be using with week 2. If you wish, they have extra activities to do based on each song, Just click on the "View Activities" button.

Day 1- Move it Monday

Day 2- Together on Tuesday

Day 3- Wellbeing Wednesday

Day 4- Thinking Thursday

Day 5- Fun Friday

Out of the Ark Music


If you have Scratch Jr app then please use the actitivy sheets in the documents below. Use the ppt from last week if you need to remind yourselves on what to do. 

File icon: pdf Activity Sheet Repeat Spaceman [pdf 716KB] Click to download
File icon: doc Activity Sheet Repeat Spaceman-Editable [doc 2MB] Click to download