Summer Term. Week 2 

Welcome to a new week of home learning. Some children have returned back to school now and therefore we are in school during the week. As a result of this we may be slower to respond to your emails but we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can. 

Thank you for your hard work at home and patience as we continue to adapt weekly to changing situations. 

Many Thanks,

Chestnut Class teachers. 

Bug Club Reading Books

Bug club details

Here the children can find books to read at their level and it will also ask them relevant comprehension questions. If they answer the questions they will receive coins which can be used in the 'my rewards' section.

The tutorial I showed the class can be found here:

There is also a more detailed help section on the website:

Each child's login is as follows:

Username: First 4 letters of first name and surname, i.e. Lauren Bartlett = laurbart   If either name is shorter, use all letters i.e.  Kim McCalmont = kimmcca

Password: woodford17

School code: fhye

Any issues, please email Mrs Bartlett:

English Work 

English this week is a pick and mix of activities to do over the course of the week. As well as the padlet activities and phonics activities mentioned futher down the page. Please continue to access the bug club for all your reading books and comprehension activities. It is really important that the children are keeping up with their reading. 

File icon: pdf KS1 Describe the Scene Worksheets [pdf 388KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf KS1 Book Review [pdf 71KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Character Cards KS1 [pdf 74KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-526881-pirates-phase-6-phonics-mosaic-activity-sheets-english ver 2 [pdf 147KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T2-E-1697-Using-Different-Types-of-Conjunctions-Differentiated-Worksheets- ver 7 [pdf 147KB] Click to download


This weeks phonics tasks: 

Year 1 -

  • Egg shell smash. Save your egg shells and then write on the shell the sounds that your child is struggling with the most. Then provide them with a tool e.g. toy hammer and when you call out the sound they have to smash the correct shell. Caution, this must be done outside! If your child know their sounds really well then write words for them to smash that have the sounds in. e.g. taught, Pete, wrote, 
  • Use the digraph sheet attached to practise quick recall of sounds. How many can they read in 1 minute? Practise each day to see if they can improve. If they struggle on a sound, give them a couple of seconds but if they dont know it then say the sound and move on. Dont leave them struggling for too long. Evetually they will begin to remember the tricky ones. 
  • Digraph spotter, use the attached postcard to find the split e-e digraph. Give the children a highligher or similar and their challenge is to find all the e-e words in the postcard.
  • Continue to use Phonics Play website to play games. Year 1 are playing phase 5 games

Year 2- 

  • Year 2 common exception words 1 wordsearch
  • Word Detectives- using a notebook or paper, spend the day focusing on one suffix (ending) , for example ing words, ed words, plurals, er words, est words etc. Everytime you see a word or hear someone use a word with this ending then write it down. How many can you get by the end of the day. Focus on a different one each day. 
  • comprehension activities- birds in your garden. There are 3 different levels to choose from, chooe the most apprpriate one for your child. 



File icon: pdf t-l-54714-phase-5-split-digraph-phoneme-spotter-postcard [pdf 119KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-T-3957-Phase-5-Rainbow-Of-Sounds-Display-Poster [pdf 948KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Common Exception Words 1 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Birds in Your Garden Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity [pdf 3MB] Click to download

Story response 

Thank you so much for all your comments last week about The Beasties book. I do read all of them and I try to comment as often as I can. 

This week our story is Perfectly Norman By Tom Percival. I have made a new padlet for your comments for the week.

Monday: If you could have a special power like Norman, what would it be and why? 

Tuesday: Norman was worried about being different from everyone else, if you met Norman, what would you say to him to try and make him feel better? 

Wednesday:  Norman struggled to do normal activities with his coat on, what other things would it be difficult to do wearing a big thick coat? 

Thursday: If you could fly for 1 day where would you fly and why? 

Friday: In the end he realised he didnt need to worried and there were lots of people who were different and it was great being different. Why is it good to be different from other people? 

Click the link below to access the padlet. 

Perfectly Norman Padlet activities

Perfectly Norman


Y1 Monday 

Counting in 2s

Y1 Wednesday

Count in 10s

Y1 Thursday

Add equal groups

Y2 Tuesday

Non-unit fractions


Using the picture cards from last week I would like the children to sort the animals according to their different features.

Using a diagram, children must write the names of the animals or draw a picture to show how they have sorted them. e.g. 4 legs/ wings etc You can use more than one way to sort them. 

You may use the attached sheet below to help. 

Use sheet to see the difference between amphibians and mammals. 





Science sheets 

See documents attached

File icon: docx Sorting Animals [docx 15KB] Click to download
File icon: docx mammals and amphibians [docx 255KB] Click to download


Watch the youtube video which shows the children many instruments and the sounds that they make. As we have been learning about animals in science, The children need to use the video to say which instruments they would associate with different animals. For example a bass drum sounds like an elephant stopping across the ground. Perhaps the children could make up their own animal music using insruments from around the home. e.g saucepans, radiators etc. 




This term we are learning about who is Muslim and How do they live?

Muslims believe in Allah as the one true God (Allah is the word for God in Arabic, not a name). 

Muslims are people who follow or practise Islam. 

To be a muslim is to submit willingly to God- to allow Allah to guide them through life. 


In the video below, the children can find out about Shahadah, and how this is the most important belief for Muslims.

  • It is part of Muslims' daily prayers
  • It is part of the Call to Prayer. 
  • It is whispered into a baby's ear soon after birth as it is seen as the best first words for a baby to hear. 

Watch the video and discuss why you think the shahadah is used in this way.

  • Muslims believe it is impossible to capture what God is fully like but they use 99 Names for Allah to help them understand Allah better. Look at the names attached below and explore what you think they mean. 
  • Choose one of the names and think about what it means and how this quality might be seen in their life or the lives of others.
  • In the video below you can see on the names written beautifully in Arabic calligraphy. The children may notice that it is written right to left. 
  •  I would like the children to use the sheet to come up with 9 describtives words to describe them. Perhaps they could choose one to write in a calligraphy style. 


File icon: docx 9 names of you [docx 12KB] Click to download
File icon: docx 99-names-of-Allah [docx 14KB] Click to download

99 names of Allah number 59 Calligraphy


Design a new animal species. It must be a cross between a mammal and an amphibian. Use our science work to help you with ideas.

Perhaps it could be a frog crossed with a giraffe. 


Draw and label your new creature writing down its key features. 

You can use paint, pens, crayons or anything else to colour your creature. 

Don't forget to give it a name!