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Sedley's Church of England

Primary School

Love to Learn - Learn to Love

6th January

Good morning everybody! Happy Wednesday!

 

Today in maths we will have more time to practice mental maths skills using a game online.  Year 1 children can choose addition or subtraction problems, and Year 2 children can look more at multiplication.

 

The main maths activity is adding equal numbers.

 

 

 

Our grammar, punctuation and spelling work today links with the story ‘Supertato’ Watch a video of it here;

Supertato - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids - YouTube

The children will then have some comprehension questions to answer linked with the story.

 

 

 

Topic work today also links with the story above, and is a creative writing task. Can they invent another superhero based on a fruit or vegetable? Year 1 children can draw it and use adjectives to describe their characters super powers or even their superhero outfit. Y2 can write a short story about how their character helped someone in need.

 

Phonics today looks at another spelling pattern for the ‘ur’ sound.  (turn/fur/hurt/Thursday/burnt)

Write sentences with 'ur' sound words shown. If the children complete this, they can think of what other 'ur' words they know, and add them into sentences too.

 

Maths

 

The maths warm-up task today is a game to help practice mental maths skills. There are a range of different sections on the game. Year 1 children can look at addition and subtraction problems. Year 2 can look at multiplication

 

Mental Maths Train - A Four Operations Game (topmarks.co.uk)

 

The main maths task is adding equal groups. You will find a powerpoint explaining this concept, and worksheets for Year 1, Year 2 and a challenge sheet.

Reading

 

Our reading work today involves listening to a story, and then answering some questions about it in a comprehension task.  This will help the children develop their skills at retrieving information from texts.

The story is called 'Supertato' linking in with our topic this term.

 

Click on the link to watch the story.

 

Supertato - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids - YouTube

 

 

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Topic

 

 Year 1 Learning objective - To describe a superhero character using adjectives.

Year 2 Learning objective - To write a simple story with a clear beginning, middle and end.

 

 

 

Topic work today also links with the story we watched in our reading session, and is a creative writing task. Can the children invent another superhero based on a fruit or vegetable? Year 1 children can draw it and use adjectives to describe their characters super powers or even their superhero outfit. Y2 can write a short story with a clear beginning, middle and end, about how their character helped someone in need.

If you need to watch the story again for some ideas, click on the link below.

Supertato - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids - YouTube

Phonics

 

Learning objective - To learn the spelling pattern for the digraph 'ur'

 

Phonics today looks at spelling patterns for the 'ur' sound.  If you are not sure what sound this digraph makes, click on the clip below.

 

Mr Phonics and the ur sound - YouTube

 

Today we will be learning the spelling pattern for the 'ur' sound, and will put these words into simple sentences of our own, with Year 2 children adding more detail and punctuation as shown below.

 

Year 1

Can you use the words below to make some sentences of your own?

turn

fur

hurt

surf

curl

 

Year 2

turn (?)

fur (also use two adjectives)

surf (!)

hurt (“”?)

curl (“”)

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