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Home Learning wb 11.5

Home Learning wb 11.5

Good morning Otters. I hope you have all had a fabulous weekend enjoying the gorgeous weather and VE day celebrations of course! As always, I have loved reading all your emails and seeing what you have all been up to the previous week. You all continue to make Mrs Hogg and I very proud.


If you have seen Mrs Fullers celebration assembly on Friday, you will be so please to know that the Outgoing Otters are top this weeks on mathletics, second on spelling shed and top again on BugClub! Fantastic work Otters! Lets stay at the top for the third week in a row laugh


I am sure you are all very eager to find out your home learning activities for the week ahead...!



Login to Spelling Shed where we have assigned some games for spelling list 28 – The /z/ sound spelled s


          television      treasure      usual      measure      pleasure      decision      vision      leisure      version      visual



Continue to access the White Rose Home Learning resource by clicking on then selecting Year 2. Watch the short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully. Please complete the Year 2 Summer Term week 4 unit this week – which continues to revise addition and subtraction, and of course a Friday Maths Challenge! Please note that the activity worksheets are no longer available on the White Rose Maths Home Learning page. We have accessed them for you and they are now posted lower down this page to download and print. (If you can’t print sheets, don’t worry- you could ask your child to orally go through answers with you or use the home learning book to record answers.)

As mentioned last week, the White Rose Home Learning now runs in line with the BBC Bitesize Home Learning Page. This means that every day, there’s a learning video on the White Rose web page to watch and a link to that day’s BBC Bitesize page for more information and even more lesson content. Also try to spend some time on Mathletics and Education City this week where activities have been assigned linked to current learning (logins in planners) plus keep practising your times tables on TT Rock Stars!



This week we would like you to write the Jack and the Beanstalk story! Last week you read the story and had a go at completing the Jack and the Beanstalk reading comprehension.


Task 1. Recap your story mapping activity from last week. This will help you to remember what happens in the story and in what order.

Task 2. Story Writing. Have a go at writing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in your own words using lots of story language. Write the story straight into your home learning book. There is a Word Mat in the resources to help you.


Remember to:

- Use lots of story language (Once upon a time, Once there lived, It wasn’t long before, Happily ever after…)

- Use adjectives to describe e.g. golden, huge, poor, magic, nasty

- Use adverbs (carefully, quickly, quietly, angrily, sadly)

- Tell the story in the right order with lots of detail. You could use a paragraph for each section.

- Think carefully about spellings and check them afterwards.

- Use capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks and commas.


Creative Time

Choose at least one to complete through the week. You can do all of the activities below if you choose. Our new topic this half term is all about growing and observing plants. Our Creative Time Subjects this week as PSHE, PE and Science. Scroll down for further information …



Now more than ever, pupils need to be equipped with strategies to protect their mental health and emotional well being, regulate their sleep patterns, ensure online safety, maintain positive relationships, and keep their physical health on top form. We feel this week it is important that we devote some time to emphasise the mental and emotional impact coronavirus is having on our children and families at Greenside. Attached are some suggested activities to support with coping strategies during this unsettling and challenging time. Have a look through and choose a few you would like to complete!


You can find some lessons/activities on hygiene on the following website: =1&t=KS1%20Lesson%20Pack


You can also find some fantastic free mindfulness resources on the following link:



PE and physical activity provide children with the opportunity to express themselves physically, challenge themselves and others and release energy which helps de-stress and lowers anxiety levels.

This week we would like you to Create your own fitness game!


Here are some things you might need to think about.

1. Name the game. This could be a brand-new game or a variation of a game you already know.

2. Number of players. Is it an individual or a team game?

3. Where would you play the game? Is the game suitable for indoors or outdoors?

4. Equipment – what equipment is needed? Is the equipment available to everyone?

5. Finally, your game will need some rules! No Cheating!


We would also like you to have a look at the PE and sport blog. Over the last few weeks, Miss Robinson has been uploading daily challenges from the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, as well as home activity links from the Yorkshire Sport foundation’s #ThisIsPE. These are a series easy and fun activities which aim to focus on the key fundamentals and aspects of the primary curriculum in order to continue to improve children's skill development. All the videos are replicable at home and can be completed with things found in the house!




Lesson 4. This week, we will be learning about what plants need to grow strong and healthy in our science lesson. (See Science Lesson 4 What do plants need powerpoint and Science Lesson 4 activity 1 sheet. You will also need the ‘plant growth table’ from Science Lesson 3 to record your plant growth measurements for this week).


Useful learning video clips from BBC Bitesize KS1 


What do plants need to grow?

What do plants need to grow? (clip compilation)

Why do plants need water?

Explanation – Growing seeds.


If you are struggling to plant some seeds at home, look at the Positive Penguins class page in the ‘Science Plants & Bulbs Investigations’ section. Mrs Shoesmith has been planting seeds at home. She has been adding weekly updates as the seeds grow!