Remember, singing helps to lower blood pressure and raise the spirits.

Plus, we are brilliant at it so keep singing!

Hi guys, to be able to complete the maths challenges you should be spending at least 20-30 minutes a day on SumDog. It doesn't have to be all in one go: you could do 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon.

Well done to Jake, Adam and Alex who have completed the Timestables Challenge and to Nimrod who has spent nearly two hours practising his maths this week!

You can choose which challenge you are working on by clicking on the 'Tasks' button on the side of the page. When you complete it you get a reward of coins to spend in the house!

Also, remember that everyone should be doing some Phonics activities on Bug Club.

Week beginning 30.03.20

  • Spend 20-30 minutes a day on SumDog to complete the challenges that have been set.
  • Read for at least 15 minutes a day to someone else.
  • Play a phonics game each day.
  • Watch a video on counting in either 2s, 5s or 10s and practise counting in that number. Then:
    Year 2s - play the Speed Trial on Purplemash 2Dos
    Year 1s – complete the assessment for that number on SumDog – if you want to do the Speed Trial you can do, but knowing times-tables is a Year 2 target so you do not have to.

I have put the task below in order because the activities build on each other. Please try to complete the first two by the end of Tuesday as the rest of the class will be using your words to help them on Wednesday.

  • Monday: Complete the synonyms activity on Classroom. (You will need to access Smart Online Learning Suite, which you haven't used before. There are instructions below if you need them.)
  • Tuesday: add upto three adjectives (words to describe things) to the Jamboard on Classroom. You can add them by adding a sticky not or by writing with the pen.

 You are not allowed to write a word that has already been written but you can write synonyms. E.g. if someone has written ‘big’ you can write ‘huge’. Please don’t do more than three because if not it’ll be very tricky for other people to add anything.

This site may help you:

Note: When using Jamboard you are all working on the same document. If you delete anything it will be deleted for everyone so please don’t delete other people’s work and please leave space for others to fit their words on.

Wednesday onwards:

  • Write some sentences about the pictures on Jamboard – try to use the best adjectives. Remember, don’t use more than two adjectives per noun (thing) and you can add extra information using ‘with’ or ‘that’ or ‘which’ e.g. I walked through the deep, dark woods that was filled with dangerous animals.
  • Watch the Biff and Chip video. Choose a space in your house or garden and imagine it’s somewhere else – just like Floppy in the video. Could it be . . . a rainforest . . . a dragon’s lair . . . a castle dungeon . . . a pirate ship . . .? Sit in the space and draw a picture of what you would see in your imagined place. Or, if your adults let you, turn that space into your imagined place using things from around your house and take a photograph.
  • Write at least 5 sentences to describe the imagined place. You could describe:
    • what you would see – write a sentence for each thing your think of.
    • What you would hear.
    • What you would feel (hot/cold/ wind/ rain/ fire . . .)


  • Complete a different activity from the home learning sheet below.

Well done Skye, Adam and Jake for writing fantastic detailed sentences with scientific words.

Well done Skye for making a toy inspired by the Wright Brothers after reading my comment.

Well done Alex for making a card for his friend.

Well done Nimrod for answering the most questions in the SumDog competition. 

Well done Patryk, Adam, Skye, Hannah, Jake and Alex for completing the times-table competition.

It was great to see pictures of the different things you've been up to. Check out some of them below. Please keep them coming!