Monday 8th June

Monday 8th June

Good Morning Everyone! If you aren't returning to school today, don't worry - you can find home learning here!

As always - please remember to just manage what you can and take things at your own pace. There is no expectation that you need to complete absolutely everything, everyday.

I hope you had a good weekend everyone! Welcome back to the KS1 Virtual Classroom... time to get active and start your day off with some exercise!

Join in with the Despicable Me 'Just Dance'.

Writing - Butterflies

You did a fabulous job last week with your story writing. This week we are going to do some non-fiction writing that will link to your science topic this term. I am going to use this beautiful book called 'A Butterfly is Patient' to begin our writing unit.

The aim this week is for you to create a double page spread fact file all about butterflies. If you have any large paper at home, you might like to complete your work on an A3 page. Alternatively, choose a double page spread in your home learning book to work on each day.

This learning is accessible to all children in KS1.

  • Year 2 should continue to focus on the key writing elements of the curriculum that I shared last week - I've included them again today for your reference.
  • If you are in Reception Class, I've included a template you may like to use. You can fill in the different parts each day. Those children who have returned to school will be completing the same learning in school.
  • Year 1 children may prefer to use this template too.

1. Watch this video to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.

This is a time lapse video of the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly.

2. Create a title of 'Butterflies' to go across the top of your page. Have a look at my example if you need ideas. Perhaps you could try out some bubble writing, or use colouring pens. Remember to keep it neat (using a ruler can help with this!).

3. Draw a diagram of the life cycle of a butterfly and label it with the key terms. These should include egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult. Make sure your diagram has a title or caption.

Copy of Butterflies Reception Template.pdf

Phonics/ Spelling

  • Log into Spelling Shed for 10 minutes and work on the spellings set by your class teacher.
  • Reception Class, your initial blends for today are fr and sl. You will find these words on Spelling Shed.
  • Alternatively, choose a game from Phonics Play and work on reading within your phase.



  • Spend time reading a book in your colour band on Collins Connect. Make sure you answer the questions at the end!

Year 1 and Year 2

  • Click on the image of 'Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies'. Listen to England Football Player Jesse Lingard read the extract and then have a go at the comprehension exercises.
  • If clicking the image doesn't work, try this link


This last term of the year is a good opportunity to revisit the four operations and ensure children are secure in their understanding. Each day this week we will revisit one of the four operations, ending the week with some problem solving.

Today's focus is addition. Select the activity below for your year group. Reception Class, if you are confident with the activity I've provided, you are also welcome to try the Year 1 activity instead.

Remember to use practical objects where needed to support you with the maths.

Numicon addition to 20.pptx.pdf


Monday Y1.pdf

Year 1

Monday Y2.pdf

Year 2

Afternoon - Art

Your art task links to your writing unit. This afternoon I would like you to work on drawing butterflies and decorating them.

  • Focus on drawing the outline of a butterfly in pencil.
  • Look at some types of butterfly and see if you can replicate a specific species, thinking carefully about the colours you use and the pattern you draw.
  • Colour or paint your butterfly as neatly and accurately as possible.

If you would like a step by step guide - you can follow this one.

Mindfulness/ Well-Being

Every day we will give you a suggested mindfulness or well-being activity. This is just an idea and is optional.

Reception Class saw this activity a few weeks back, but it brought them lots of joy! Make your own bubble blower - it's so therapeutic and great fun!