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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.

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.

 

I wish you all a Happy Easter. Attached below is an Easter Bingo activity sheet for you to complete if you wish.Please feel free to continue to contact me via the class email. 

Stay Safe

Mrs Quickenden

Daily Learning: 3/04/20

Hi Brackendene!

Well we have made it to the end of our second week of learning.

There will be no work set over the Easter Holidays, please feel free to use any of the work set and continue with that, and ill post some Easter ideas over the next week days.

Please continue to contact me, I love hearing from you and seeing pictures of what you have been up to.

We will have to attach some worksheets, however if you do not have access to a printer that is fine you can get your children to read items off the screen and write/draw/answer on their own paper.

 

Also please feel free to browse on the other class pages to see if any activities there inspire you or give you ideas for further learning.

Below are today's activities:

  • English - 

    Write a diary entry about your first two weeks at home.

    What things have you enjoyed?

    What have you found challenging?

    Are there things that have surprised you?

    What do you hope to do with your time during the Easter holidays?

    You may want to do an illustration to go with your diary entry.

  • Maths Year 1 - Use the 100 square like we did yesterday but this time count in 5s up to 40.

  • It may help to write them down as you work them out so you have them in front of you on a piece of paper.  Then again, get someone to cover up four of them and you need to try and say them through again, remembering the ones that are covered.

    Repeat with different 5s covered, or with more if you want a challenge.

    Can you see the pattern with the numbers here?
  • Maths Year 2 -  Can you create some number patterns but leave some numbers blank for someone else to complete? ( See attached sheet)
  • Keep going on Times Table Rock Stars
  • Phonics - Watch the split diagraphs video. This is the learning for the week. There are 2 worksheets attached to complete throughout the week and active learning has been updated with further games for you to play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7faYbILI1s

  • Handwriting - 

     Review a, o, c and e

  • Think about which letter needs further practice

  • There is some handwriting paper attached on the previous days to use if you wish.

  • Reading Year 1 & 2 - 

    Write a review on a book you have read. It can either be your home reading book or a book of your choice that you read yourself or a story someone read to you.

    There are 2 examples of a book review template attached for you to follow or print out.

  • Spellings - 

    How many new words can you make by changing one letter at a time?

    Here’s my try:

    mind

    mend

    send

    sent

    went

    tent

    Now you have a go using the word ‘last’…

  • Topic - Continue with the science habitat project attached.

  • PSHE - I can identify a range of ways to keep my body safe and healthy. - See the attached sheet)

  • P.E - Can you complete 2 activities from the 'Bingo' game? See bingo grid from previous day.

Daily Learning: 2/04/20

Hi Brackendene!

Please continue to contact me, I love hearing from you and seeing pictures of what you have been up to.

We will have to attach some worksheets, however if you do not have access to a printer that is fine you can get your children to read items off the screen and write/draw/answer on their own paper.

 

Also please feel free to browse on the other class pages to see if any activities there inspire you or give you ideas for further learning.

Below are today's activities:

  • English - 

    Write a recount of your day yesterday.

    Remember to use the words first, next, then, after that and finally.

    Also remember a recount is written in the PAST TENSE. Some examples are shown below,

    Past Tense

    Present Tense

    brushed

    brush

    wash

    washed

    went

    go

    walked

    walk

    had

    have

    You can draw a picture too.

  • Maths Year 1- 

    Use the 100 square to count in 10s up to 100. Go through it a couple of times as a warmup.

    Then ask someone to cover four of the 10s up. You now need to try and say them through again and remember what the missing four were.

    Repeat with different 10s covered up, or, if you manage this ok try covering more of the 10s up or saying them backwards instead of forwards.
  • Maths Year 2 -  Can you create some number patterns but leave some numbers blank for someone else to complete? ( See attached sheet)
  • Keep going on Times Table Rock Stars
  • Phonics - Watch the split diagraphs video. This is the learning for the week. There are 2 worksheets attached to complete throughout the week and active learning has been updated with further games for you to play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7faYbILI1s

  • Handwriting - o, (curly caterpillar letters)Encourage your child to practice over several lines in their book/paper. They could even try writing some words from their common exception word list.
  • There is some handwriting paper attached on the previous days to use if you wish.
  • Reading Year 1 -  . ‘aw’ comprehension sheet.(see attachment)

    Reading Year 2 – Year 2 – Reading comprehension sheet – T-Rex sheet

    Ongoing – Reading a book or some pages of your reading book.

  • Spellings - 

    How many new words can you make by changing one letter at a time?

    Here’s my try:

    mind

    mend

    send

    sent

    went

    tent

    Now you have a go using the word ‘last’…

  • Topic - Continue with the science habitat project attached.

  • PSHE - I can identify a range of ways to keep my body safe and healthy. - See the attached sheet)

  • P.E - Can you complete 2 activities from the 'Bingo' game? See bingo grid from previous day.

Daily Learning: 1/04/20

Hi Brackendene!

Please continue to contact me, I love hearing from you and seeing pictures of what you have been up to. Also remember to share these on the new Facebook page for your friends to see.

April is here.I was going to play an April fools on you but didn't think it was fair in the current situation.

I have attached under the timetable the expectations for children when writing. Please use this to support your children when carrying out any written tasks.

We will have to attach some worksheets, however if you do not have access to a printer that is fine you can get your children to read items off the screen and write/draw/answer on their own paper.

 

We now have a Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School Facebook page to share extra ideas of what you could do at home and share you ideas too.

Also please feel free to browse on the other class pages to see if any activities there inspire you or give you ideas for further learning.

Below are today's activities:

  • English - Create an acrostic poem using the word SPRING. 

    Example of an acrostic poem below.

  •  

    Remember each line must start with the letter from the word SPRING.

    The poem does not need to rhyme of be full sentences.

    Challenge

    Can you create one for the other seasons?

  • Maths Year 1- The attached worksheet is to help you consolidate your understanding of number position. Use the 100 square to help you if you need it.
  • Maths Year 2 -  Can you think of a number pattern and make it using materials from around the house? - See the attache sheet for further explanation and ideas.
  • Keep going on Times Table Rock Stars
  • Phonics - Watch the split diagraphs video. This is the learning for the week. There are 2 worksheets attached to complete throughout the week and active learning has been updated with further games for you to play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7faYbILI1s

  • Handwriting - o, (curly caterpillar letters
  • There is some handwriting paper attached on the previous days to use if you wish.

  • Reading Year 1 -  ‘au’ comprehension sheet. (see attachment)

    Reading Year 2 – Reading comprehension sheet – Mary Anning sheet

    Ongoing – Reading a book or some pages of your reading book.

  • Spellings - 

    How many new words can you make by changing one letter at a time?

    Here’s my try:

    mind

    mend

    send

    sent

    went

    tent

    Now you have a go using the word ‘last’…

  • Topic - Continue with the science habitat project attached.

  • PSHE - I can identify a range of ways to keep my body safe and healthy. - See the attached sheet)

  • P.E - Can you complete 2 activities from the 'Bingo' game? See bingo grid from previous day.

Daily Learning: 31/03/20

Hi Brackendene!

 

I have attached under the timetable the expectations for children when writing. Please use this to support your children when carrying out any written tasks.

We will have to attach some worksheets, however if you do not have access to a printer that is fine you can get your children to read items off the screen and write/draw/answer on their own paper.

 

We now have a Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School Facebook page to share extra ideas of what you could do at home and share you ideas too.

Also please feel free to browse on the other class pages to see if any activities there inspire you or give you ideas for further learning.

Below are today's activities:

  • English - 

    Continue the story:

    One day a UFO landed in my back garden.  A little green man climbed out.  “Can you help me?” he said.  “I think I’m lost.”

    Can you try and include a question mark in your story?

  • Maths Year 1- Ask someone to cover up some of the numbers in your 100 square with coins or counters of some sort. Then you need to work out all the missing numbers.

    Repeat with different numbers covered.

    To make this harder, have more numbers covered. .
  • Maths Year 2 -  How many of the number patterns can you complete? (see sheet attached) once complete can you make your own number pattern for someone to complete?
  • Keep going on Times Table Rock Stars
  • Phonics - Watch the split diagraphs video. This is the learning for the week. There are 2 worksheets attached to complete throughout the week and active learning has been updated with further games for you to play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7faYbILI1s

  • Handwriting - c, (curly caterpillar letters)
  • There is some handwriting paper attached on the previous day to use if you wish.

  • Reading Year 1 -  Read and colour in the alien (see attachment)

    Reading Year 2 – Reading comprehension sheet – Hide and Seek.

    Ongoing – Reading a book or some pages of your reading book.

  • Spellings - 

    How many new words can you make by changing one letter at a time?

    Here’s my try:

    mind

    mend

    send

    sent

    went

    tent

    Now you have a go using the word ‘last’…

  • Topic - You can either continue with your Kings and Queens project of begin the science habitat project attached.

  • PSHE - I can identify a range of ways to keep my body safe and healthy. - See the attached sheet)

  • P.E - Can you complete 2 activities from the 'Bingo' game? See bingo grid from previous day.

Daily Learning: 30/03/20

Hi Brackendene!

I cant believe we are now into our second week of home learning!

I have attached under the timetable the expectations for children when writing. Please use this to support your children when carrying out any written tasks.

We will have to attach some worksheets, however if you do not have access to a printer that is fine you can get your children to read items off the screen and write/draw/answer on their own paper.

 

We now have a Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School Facebook page to share extra ideas of what you could do at home and share you ideas too.

Also please feel free to browse on the other class pages to see if any activities there inspire you or give you ideas for further learning.

Below are today's activities:

  • English - Write a character description for your favourite book or film character.  You could even choose Max from The Hodgeheg. Please refer to the checklist above for ideas to include in your writing. You may choose to draw a picture of the character then write a paragraph underneath. 
  • Maths Year 1- create some resources that will help you with your maths over the coming weeks. Create a number line 1-20, ensure to keep the gaps between each number equal.

    Create a number square to 100, ensure each line has 10 numbers.

    There are templates you can use if you wish.

    Once you have created them practise counting forward and backwards to and from 100.
  • Maths Year 2 -  Can you put the numbers below into a place value chart? How many tens and ones are there? Look at the attached sheet for further instructions and examples.
  • Keep going on Times Table Rock Stars
  • Phonics - Watch the split diagraphs video. This is the learning for the week. There are 2 worksheets attached to complete throughout the week and active learning has been updated with further games for you to play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7faYbILI1s

  • Handwriting - a, (curly caterpillar letters)

     

  • There is some handwriting paper attached for you to print if you wish.

  • Reading Year 1 -  My camping trip comprehension (see attachment)

    Where possible try and get your child to read the text, then read the questions to answer. Don’t worry about printing the sheet if you do not have access to a printer. Just let your child read the text of the screen and write down the answers.

    Reading Year 2 – Dinosaur Egg comprehension sheet.

    Ongoing – Reading a book or some pages of your reading book.

  • Spellings - 

    How many new words can you make by changing one letter at a time?

    Here’s my try:

    mind

    mend

    send

    sent

    went

    tent

    Now you have a go using the word ‘last’…

  • Topic - You can either continue with your Kings and Queens project of begin the science habitat project attached.

  • PSHE - I can identify a range of ways to keep my body safe and healthy. - See the attached sheet)

  • P.E - Can you complete 2 activities from the 'Bingo' game?

  •  

Daily Learning: 26/03/20

Hi Brackendene!

I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying spending time at home. It feels very strange not seeing you all everyday. I sent out a marvellous me regarding sending me pictures of work/what you have been doing at home for me to see to the class email Brackenden@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk. We will be sharing these pictures on our weekly newsletter so I will pass on the pictures. If you do not wish for them to be used then please mention this in your email.

We now have a Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School Facebook page to share extra ideas of what you could do at home and share you ideas too.

Also please feel free to browse on the other class pages to see if any activities there inspire you or give you ideas for further learning.

Below are today's activities:

  • Complete the last English sheet in your pack. Why not then write a list of items in your home that start with each letter of the alphabet (A = armchair, B= bed).
  • Year 1, have a go at the last maths sheet in your pack. Go on a shape hunt around your house and see if you can find a triangle, circle, square, rectangle, oval, cube, cuboid, cylinder and pyramid.
  • Year 2, select the last maths sheet to complete. Go on a shape hunt around your house and see if you can find a triangle, circle, square, rectangle, oval, cube, cuboid, cylinder and pyramid.
  • Keep going on Times Table Rock Stars
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfaKX1rnarg - this is another phase 5 video to watch. You could then write down a list of extra words for the sounds shown in the video.
  • Watch the video and write a paragraph or draw a picture explaining what you think a true friend is. What qualities do you value in a friend? https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks2-friendship-struggles/zbpvcqt
  • Why not go out and collect some materials to create a picture on the ground. See examples below and don't forget to take pictures for me to see.

 

Daily Learning: 26/03/20

Hi Brackendene!

I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying spending time at home. It feels very strange not seeing you all everyday. I sent out a marvellous me regarding sending me pictures of work/what you have been doing at home for me to see to the class email Brackenden@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

Below are today's activities:

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