Thursday 11th June

Thursday 11th 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.

Get Active

Morning Everyone! Another Just Dance exercise activity for you to join in with today. Remember you're welcome to continue with Joe Wicks/ Andy's Wild Workouts or your own thing. These are just ideas!

Writing - Butterflies

A Butterfly is Protective

"Butterflies use their wings to protect themselves from predators such as hungry birds, lizards and other insects. Some butterflies have markings on their wings called eyespots. Scientists don't know what they are used for - perhaps to scare away predators or attract mates! Wings can help butterflies camouflage, or hide, themselves in the environment. One kind of butterfly, the peacock butterfly' makes a hissing sound by rubbing its wings together when it is alarmed.

Today write a little bit about how butterflies are able to protect themselves. Use the information from above to write your own short explanation.

Try to use key vocabulary such as: camouflage, eyespots and predators.

Use the FANTASTIC lenses to help you focus your ideas when writing about how a butterfly protects itself.

Think about how they look, what they do.

Phonics/ Spelling

As I mentioned yesterday, tricky words and high frequency words are really important to learn. They're essential for supporting fluency when reading.

Today I have a challenge for you!

  • You will need a timer, a highlighter or coloured pen and the words I've included here.
  • How many words can you accurately read from this list? (Year 1/R - the first 100 are your priority, Year 2 the next 200 are your priority).
  • How quickly can you accurately read them all?
  • Can you get an adult to give you a spelling quiz of 10 of these words?
  • If there are words you get stuck on, can you play a game to help you work on these? E.g. bingo.

  • Reception Class, your initial blends for today are sk and sn. You will find these words on Spelling Shed.
Year R and 1 HFW.pdf
Year 2 HFW.pdf


Today our focus is division.

  • Complete the activities below.
  • Spend time on TTRS working on learning your tables.
Thursday Y1.pdf

Reception and Year 1

Reception Class may prefer to complete practically.

Thursday Y2.pdf

Year 2

Afternoon - Topic

Last week you started to explore your local area through maps. We are going to go a bit further out this week, and look at the UK as a whole.

1. Watch this clip as Bob tours the UK. Complete the activities after the video to label the UK and the capital cities to check your understanding.

2. Can you label a map of the United Kingdom with the names of the countries?

3. Can you add on the capital cities of each country?

4. Challenge yourself - can you also add the names of the seas?

Year 2 - for extra challenge - can you use the map which has no boxes and no dots for the capital cities? Perhaps use an atlas or UK map to help you.


Mindfulness/ Well-Being

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

Make a playlist

Get everyone in your family to choose their favourite song (you might even want to give your extended family a call for their choice too). The only rule is that the song has to 'make you feel happy'. Use the songs to make a playlist and send it to family and friends. Find a time to listen to your playlist regularly.