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Microsoft Teams - Home Learning

The children have been allocated a home learning activity through Microsoft Teams for this weekend. You should have received a log-in for Microsoft Teams by the end of today (Friday 16th October). Please check that your log-in is working and support your child to complete the activity. Once completed, the activity should be submitted through Microsoft Teams, by Monday, for the teacher to see. This will enable us to test the Microsoft Teams system that will support our remote learning offer in the event of children having to self-isolate, closure of bubbles or a wider lockdown.

This week...

I would like to wish you all a lovely half term break. The children have worked really hard over this half term and should be really proud of themselves. Over the last few days the children have produced some fantastic writing based on The Magic paint brush story. Lots of them are starting to remember to use a capital letter at the start of the sentence and a full stop at the end. 


In maths this week we have focusing on adding and finding more and writing corresponding number sentences such as 3 + 7= 10, 4 +5 = 9. The children have completed word problems such as there were 5 ducks in a pond, 2 more ducks joined them how many ducks are in the pond now.  


In phonics we have practised these sounds: ure ( as in sure, cure, pure) wh ( as in whale, which, when) and revised all of the phase 3 sounds we have been practising this half term. 



Please ensure your child reads daily even if it is just for 5 minutes. It would be helpful if they could have their reading books in school each day in order to read with an adult when there is the opportunity. Please remember to sign and write a note when your child has read in their reading record. Staff will not be signing reading diaries but we will check these have been signed and for any comments when we change the books every Wednesday.




Mrs O'Connor

Next Week...

English - We will be writing different parts of the story 'The Magic Paintbrush.' 


Maths - We will continue to work on number bonds and be focusing on addition. 


Phonics- We will be revising the different sounds we have learnt this half term.  


Topic - We will be finishing off our Great Fire of London topic .    




Home Learning 

Home learning is set every Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday. 


Spelling: Please can the children practise week 5's spellings from the attached list below. 

Tips for learning spellings: You can use the traditional look, cover and check method of learning spellings or to make it more memorable the children could perhaps use chalk to write their spellings outside, use their fingers to write the words in sand or shaving foam inside a tray or make the letters of the words from playdough. 


Purple Mash home learning tasks:  Please log in and complete the activity that has been set as a 2do. It would also be really helpful if you could support your child to log into purple mash by themselves as this will help them to do so during ICT lessons. This week's task relates to our topic work on The Great Fire of London and will not be due in until the last week of term. 


Reading: Reading books were sent home on Wednesday please try to read a little everyday. 




Our class' outdoor PE day is Monday - children should come to school on a Monday in their PE kit. This half term we will be focusing on running and will be outside as much as the weather allows, so children should be dressed warmly, including wearing tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt. Gloves and a hat are permitted in the winter if needed.

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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End of term tomorrow - Weds 20th October - normal finish times of 2:55 and 3:05. Term begins on Tues 2nd November - have a great break!
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