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Please be assured that our daily updates are simply a suggestion and we do not want you to worry about whether everything is completed every day. We want the resources and ideas to be helpful and not a hindrance. The work can be completed at any time. Additionally, if your child finds any of the learning from home tasks too challenging, please feel free to take a look at another class page. At this unusual time, our main priority is that our children and families are happy and healthy.

Learning From Home

Our aim, during this difficult time is to keep children at MPL thinking hard, gaining knowledge and honing their skills. It is important to help them maintain a routine and retain positive mental and physical health. We must strive to provide a consistent, positive point of contact in what will be a very unsettling time for many children. Please check this page daily for new learning from home activities.

Year 1 children have not been using times tables Rock stars but instead could do daily practice of counting to and back from 100, or practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to 100.

KS1 Writing

For English tasks that are set for children to do at home please check this list to support your child with their learning. These are the key areas we have been working on this year.

Not every piece of writing will need them all.

In KS1 we use a green pen to represent capital letters and a red pen for full stops. Please feel free to continue this at home.

Year 1

Year 2

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Clear finger spaces
  • Correct letter sizes
  • Use of ‘and’ to extend sentences.


  • Everything on the Year 1 list
  • Question and exclamation marks used correctly.
  • Common exception words spelt correctly.
  • Use of some conjunctions such as because, so, or and if.
  • Some letter joining.
Below are some useful links to websites you could use to support your children with their learning. 

Complete PE home learning videos 



Weekly Learning (9th July - 17th July 2020)


We have almost reached the end of term and this is the final week of online learning. After the summer holidays you will be starting back at school as Year 2. Mrs Tozer and I are so proud of how you have all adapted to the new way of learning over the past few months and kept yourself so busy with so many different activities during these unusual times. Here is some learning for the last week if you've still got the energy to keep going.

It has been a pleasure teaching you all in Oakwood and we wish you all a fantastic summer if we don't get a chance to see you before then.

We have sent out your Purple Mash log ins. Please let us know if you have any issues.

There are two tasks outlined in the instruction document attached for you to have a go at this week - get yourself logged in and customise your avatar, and have a go at the art activity I have set up as a 2Do.




English - Various tasks to just keep up your sentence writing skillls.

Reading - Task sheet attached

Spellings Year 2 -there, their and they're, too, to and two.

Spellings - common exception words

Phonics - using the Department for Education videos each day. (Links on attached sheet)

Maths  - Fractions

Art - - draw ice creams, milkshakes and lollys

or create a rainbow landscape

P.E - Sport sheet attached.

Topic - There are a few attached sheets for some creative tasks for you to complete.


Weekly Learning (1st - 7st July 2020)


 Hello Everyone, This week’s learning from home theme is Superheroes! It will be a 1 week unit. Do you have a favourite Superhero or a power you would love to have? Once you’ve had a go at the suggested learning from home tasks below, are there any other superhero themed activities that you can do at home? Get creative!


English - Tasks related to different Superheroes.

You will see that we have now split the learning into Year 1 and Year 2. This is just a guide and please feel free to pitch the work at the level your child needs.

Reading Year 1 - Task sheet attached

Spellings Year 1 – Spelling words with the ‘oo’ sound but not always with that spelling!

Phonics - using the Department for Education videos each day. (Links on attached sheet)

Maths Year 1 – Number sequences and addition.

PSHE – Our special people.

P.E – Virtual Sports Day

Topic - various superhero activities - please feel free to select the activities you want to do, there is no expectation that you need to do them all!

Purple Mash - make your avatar and check in to see any other tasks set. 


Superhero based learning

The project aims to provide you with opportunities based on themes from our story this week. Pick the different parts of the project you want to do – you don’t have to do them all!



Some superheroes have enhanced super senses. Create your own diagram showing the 5 senses humans can have.

Which animals have super senses? Read about some different animals with super senses here:

Can you find your own example of an animal with a super sense of smell/hearing/taste. Choose your own animal with a super sense to write a fact file about.



Design your own superhero vehicle/hide out remember to label all its special features.   

Can you build a model of your design with moving parts?

Make your own superhero costume. See the instructions for how to make a superhero jet pack or cuffs.   


Using a cardboard tube make your own superhero. Don’t forget to give them a cape and a mask. Invent and draw your own superhero what would their super power be?

Create your own comic story using your favourite or your new superhero.



Read the information about modern day heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawkins and Malala Yousafzai. How did these people help to change the world for the better? What qualities do they have that make them heroes? Choose one of them or someone else you think is a real life hero to write about.

Helping others

  •  During the last few months doctors, nurses and other members of the NHS have been called superheroes for helping people who have been unwell or needed to go to hospital. Look at the image of the superheroes bowing down to the hospital staff and choose some of the activities to complete.

Contact your teacher

If you have a question about the learning, please use this form to contact your teacher(s). You will receive an email response within a few days.

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